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Mueller's Russia report details Trump actions to impede inquiry

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Senate leader calls for raising minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21

(Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18 to curb their "epidemic" use among teens. More »

 

Barr says Mueller did not uncover evidence Trump obstructed Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not uncover evidence that President Donald Trump obstructed the probe of whether he or members of his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. More »

 

Barr says Mueller probe did not establish Trump coordination with Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find that President Donald Trump or members of his campaign worked with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. More »

 

Trump aide Stephen Miller asked to testify on immigration to House panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stephen Miller, the White House aide driving a hardline immigration stance, was invited on Wednesday to testify to a House committee about the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border. More »

 

Energy Secretary Perry planning to leave Trump administration: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is planning to leave the Trump administration, but his departure is not imminent, a source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. More »

 

Former Trump adviser says China delayed visa to attend forum

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former U.S. defense official who served on the Trump transition team said on Wednesday he had been prevented from speaking at a forum in China after its embassy in Washington failed to approve his visa. More »

 

Companies warn Trump: Census citizenship question could be costly

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An array of U.S. companies have told the Trump administration that a citizenship question on the 2020 Census would harm business if it leads to an undercount of immigrants, undermining the data they use to place stores, plan inventory and plot ad campaigns. More »

 

Trump team readies PR offensive on North America trade deal's economic effects

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is readying a public relations offensive over the economic impact of its new North American trade deal to counter a crucial report expected on Thursday that economists see as likely to show minimal gains at best. More »

 

Mueller report provides intimate scenes from the Trump White House

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