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Ex-Trump campaign chief seeks to suppress evidence seized by FBI

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is asking a federal judge on Wednesday to suppress evidence seized by FBI agents working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller, saying they violated the U.S. Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. Learn More


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Trump says 'immune' from 'Apprentice' contestant lawsuit, seeks delay

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has asked New York state's highest court to delay a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on his reality television show "The Apprentice" who said he sexually harassed her, claiming immunity and denying the allegations. More »


Black candidate makes history as women advance in U.S. midterms

(Reuters) - Democratic voters rallied on Tuesday for the chance to make history in November by selecting a ticket filled with female candidates, including a bid to elect the first African-American female governor in the United States. More »


U.S. Congress panel to grill Olympic officials on preventing sex abuse

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressional panel on Wednesday will grill top executives from the U.S. Olympic Committee and the governing bodies of four sports on whether they have done enough to protect athletes from sexual abuse. More »


Teacher defeats rising Republican star in Kentucky's state house race: media

(Reuters) - A high school math teacher in Kentucky rode a wave of discontent among educators on Tuesday when he defeated a rising Republican star in a primary for a seat in the state's House of Representatives. More »


Republicans, no Democrats, invited to see documents on U.S. election probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Republican lawmakers, and no Democrats, are expected to attend a meeting scheduled for Thursday to review classified information relating to U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion the FBI might have used an informant to gather information on his 2016 election campaign, the White House said on Tuesday. More »


Congress eases post-crisis bank rules in victory for Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed on Tuesday bipartisan legislation that would ease bank rules introduced in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis, giving President Donald Trump a major legislative victory. More »


Trump says he will propose new tax cuts prior to November

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he will propose new tax cuts sometime prior to November, when Republicans look to retain their control of the U.S. Congress in midterm elections. More »


Trump lawyer Cohen's business partner cooperating with prosecutors: NY Times

(Reuters) - A business partner of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in investigations, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. More »


U.S.-China trade deal 'too hard to get done,' Trump says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signaled a new direction in U.S. and China's trade talks, saying the current track appeared "too hard to get done" and that any possible deal needed "a different structure." More »


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