• Trump, lawmakers await details of Mueller's Russia report
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    Trump, lawmakers await details of Mueller's Russia report

    Members of Congress, the media and Trump himself were waiting for Attorney General William Barr to release a summary of the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller after his 22-month investigation of Russian connections. Trump, who decried the probe as a witch hunt and waste of time, was at his resort

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    Over 100 Central American migrants detained in northern Mexico

    Mexican police and federal officials on Saturday detained 107 Central American migrants seeking to enter the United States in the border city of Reynosa, the government of the northeastern state of Tamaulipas said. At the scene, unidentified gunmen began shooting at police, and one of the attackers

  • Flooding impairs drinking water treatment for Kansas City, Missouri
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    Flooding impairs drinking water treatment for Kansas City, Missouri

    Record flooding along the Missouri River has impaired treatment of drinking supplies in Kansas City, raising health risks for infants, the elderly and others with compromised immune systems, the municipal water service warned on Saturday. The public health advisory came as utility crews struggled to

  • Attorney general pores over Russia report, details may come Sunday
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    Attorney general pores over Russia report, details may come Sunday

    WASHINGTON/WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr pored over a special counsel report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Moscow, and was due to release key findings perhaps as early as Sunday. Barr

  • Flooding impairs drinking water treatment for Kansas City, Missouri
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    Flooding impairs drinking water treatment for Kansas City, Missouri

    The public health advisory came as utility crews struggled to replace broken pumps at a wastewater treatment plant submerged by floodwaters about 30 miles upstream in Leavenworth, Kansas, a town of 35,000 on the river's west bank. It was expected to reach Kansas City on Sunday. The KC Water utility

  • Houston petrochemical disaster stretches to sixth day, impacting key port
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    Houston petrochemical disaster stretches to sixth day, impacting key port

    Fallout from a petrochemical fire outside Houston continued for a sixth day on Saturday, with emergency workers struggling to remove volatile fuels from exposed tanks and ship traffic disrupted on the nation's busiest oil port. A fire that burned for three days broke out last Sunday at Mitsui &

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    Summary of Mueller report will not come on Saturday -official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr's summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow will not be delivered to lawmakers on Saturday, a Justice Department official said. (Reporting

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    Timeline: Big moments in Mueller investigation of Russian meddling in 2016 U.S. election

    Here is a timeline of significant developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and whether President Donald Trump's campaign conspired with Moscow. 2017 May 17 - U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appoints

  • Explainer: Why Trump's legal woes go beyond the Mueller report
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    Explainer: Why Trump's legal woes go beyond the Mueller report

    Other ongoing investigations and litigation are focusing on issues including his businesses and financial dealings, personal conduct, charitable foundation and inaugural committee. The special counsel on Friday submitted his confidential report on the investigation to U.S. Attorney General William Barr

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    Explainer: How much of the Mueller report must U.S. attorney general disclose?

    Justice Department regulations governing special counsels adopted in 1999 give Barr, the top U.S. law enforcement official, broad discretion in deciding how much to release to Congress and the public. Mueller was named special counsel in May 2017 by the department's No. 2 official, Rod Rosenstein

  • Under heavy fire from Trump, Mueller soldiered on in Russia probe
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    Under heavy fire from Trump, Mueller soldiered on in Russia probe

    In this rare public appearance in May 2017, Mueller did not bring up President Donald Trump or the investigation, but offered a clear message stressing the importance of honesty and integrity. "You could be smart, aggressive, articulate, indeed persuasive, but if you are not honest, your reputation

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    Letter from U.S. attorney general to lawmakers on Mueller report

    The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to the heads of the Senate and House of Representatives Judiciary committees after Special Counsel Robert Mueller handed in a report on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election:

  • Missouri River flooding forces evacuation of 7,500 from waterfront city
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    Missouri River flooding forces evacuation of 7,500 from waterfront city

    Record floodwaters that submerged vast stretches of Nebraska and Iowa farmland along America's longest river reached a new crest on Friday at the waterfront city of St. Joseph, Missouri, forcing chaotic evacuations of thousands from low-lying areas. With emergency sirens blaring as the Missouri

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    Petrochemical fire reignites at fuels storage facility outside Houston

    (Reuters) - A petrochemical fire flared anew on Friday at a massive fuel storage facility on the Houston Ship Channel, compounding efforts to halt a chemicals leak at the Mitsui & Co.'s Intercontinental Terminals facility outside Houston.

  • Factbox: Who did not face charges in Mueller's probe?
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    Factbox: Who did not face charges in Mueller's probe?

    U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday appeared to end his probe without bringing criminal charges against several individuals he had investigated, including advisers and family members of President Donald Trump accused by Democratic lawmakers of not fully disclosing contacts with Russians. Mueller

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    Factbox: Guilty pleas, indictments abound in Trump-Russia probe

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election has ensnared dozens of people, including several advisers to President Donald Trump and a series of Russian nationals and companies. Rod Rosenstein, the No. 2 U.S. Justice Department official, in May

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    Factbox: A scorecard of key players in U.S. special counsel Russia probe

    U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded Russia interfered in the presidential election with a campaign of hacking and propaganda to sow discord in the United States and damage the Republican Trump's Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. Russia denies it. Trump has denied collusion and obstruction

  • Factbox: Smoke or fire? Contacts between Trump campaign and Russia
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    Factbox: Smoke or fire? Contacts between Trump campaign and Russia

    Trump and Moscow have denied any collusion. Mueller handed in the keenly awaited report on his probe, the Justice Department said on Friday. U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded Russia interfered in the presidential election with a campaign of hacking and propaganda to sow discord in the United

  • Immigrant portraits in New York art show face down Trump
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    Immigrant portraits in New York art show face down Trump

    Immigrant faces captured in life-sized portraits by artist Betsy Ashton look the viewer straight in the eye, as if eager to tell their stories of leaving home to brave new struggles in a strange land. Ashton said she created the oil paintings to counter what she calls a false political narrative spun

  • Missouri River flooding forces evacuation of 7,500 from waterfront city
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    Missouri River flooding forces evacuation of 7,500 from waterfront city

    Record floodwaters that submerged vast stretches of Nebraska and Iowa farmland along America's longest river reached a new crest on Friday at the waterfront city of St. Joseph, Missouri, forcing chaotic evacuations of thousands from low-lying areas. With emergency sirens blaring as the Missouri

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    Jury clears Pennsylvania police officer of murder in Antwon Rose shooting

    A Pittsburgh jury on Friday unanimously found that a white police officer did not commit murder when he fatally shot black teenager Antwon Rose, an incident that sparked protests and fueled a debate about racial bias in the U.S. criminal justice system. East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld

  • High times in Beverly Hills, with pot delivery and a Gucci ashtray
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    High times in Beverly Hills, with pot delivery and a Gucci ashtray

    High-end department store Barneys New York has given the marijuana lifestyle the luxury treatment, launching a range of pot-themed products this week in the latest sign a drug once associated with bohemians and deadbeats is moving up the social ladder. Customers at the upscale retailer's Beverly

  • Mueller submits Trump-Russia report, lawmakers urge quick release
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    Mueller submits Trump-Russia report, lawmakers urge quick release

    Marking the end of his nearly two-year investigation that ensnared former Trump aides and Russian intelligence officers and cast a cloud over the Republican businessman's presidency, Mueller submitted the report to Attorney General William Barr, the Justice Department said. Mueller did not recommend

  • U.S. agency error exposes 2.3 million disaster survivors to fraud: watchdog
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    U.S. agency error exposes 2.3 million disaster survivors to fraud: watchdog

    The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) exposed 2.3 million disaster survivors to possible identity theft and fraud by improperly sharing sensitive personal information with an outside company, according to an internal government watchdog. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office

  • Texas petrochemical fire prompts hundreds to visit health clinic
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    Texas petrochemical fire prompts hundreds to visit health clinic

    Hundreds of neighborhood residents of a petrochemical plant that burned for three days and briefly emitted cancer-causing benzene into the air brought their coughs, headaches and other symptoms to a mobile clinic on Friday set up by local health officials. While some of the symptoms people complained