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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders questioned by investigators probing Russian election meddling

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders questioned by investigators probing Russian election meddlingRobert Mueller‘s team has questioned Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary has confirmed. In a statement to CNN, Ms Sanders, 36, said she had been questioned last year by the special counsel probing Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 election, and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. “The president urged me, like he has everyone in the administration, to fully cooperate with the special counsel,” she said.



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Report: President Trump Installs $50,000 Golf Simulator in the White House

Report: President Trump Installs $  50,000 Golf Simulator in the White HousePresident Trump has installed a room-sized golfing simulator inside his personal quarters at the White House



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House Democrats gear up for showdown over Mueller report

House Democrats gear up for showdown over Mueller reportWASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are stepping up their efforts to investigate President Donald Trump and his associates, hiring new lawyers and staff as they take on oversight responsibility and prepare for a showdown over access to special counsel Robert Mueller's final Russia report.



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Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro: 'Gang of extremists' in Trump White House are 'warmongering'

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro: 'Gang of extremists' in Trump White House are 'warmongering'Venezuela's embattled president Maduro accused the Trump administration of being filled with a "gang of extremists" who want to take over Venezuela.



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Booker focuses on race relations in initial 2020 White House swing

Booker focuses on race relations in initial 2020 White House swingBooker, 49, a former Democratic mayor of Newark, New Jersey, frequently discussed incarceration and employment disparities, while also telling his parents’ story of trying to buy a house in an unintegrated New Jersey suburb in the late 1960s with the help of a volunteer civil rights lawyer. Booker’s focus was an overture to the coalition of young, diverse voters that twice elected former Democratic President Barack Obama, while also differentiating his style from that of the first black U.S. president, who rarely discussed race during his campaign. Booker’s emphasis on his personal and mayoral past, as well as his work as a senator on criminal justice issues, may also set him apart in a crowded field of Democratic candidates aiming to take on Republican President Donald Trump in what could be a historic election.



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U.S. lawmaker apologizes after House leaders condemn comments as anti-Semitic

U.S. lawmaker apologizes after House leaders condemn comments as anti-SemiticDemocratic lawmaker Ilhan Omar apologized on Monday after party leaders condemned her comments about the pro-Israel lobby in the United States as using anti-Semitic stereotypes. “Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes,” Omar, who was elected for the first time to the U.S. House of Representatives in November, said in a statement. “My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole,” she said, adding that she “unequivocally” apologized.



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The hearings begin: Acting AG Whitaker clashes with House Judiciary Democrats

The hearings begin: Acting AG Whitaker clashes with House Judiciary DemocratsActing Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Friday, which was in doubt as late as Thursday evening, featured a number of contentious moments.



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Virginia's black caucus, House Dems, in go-slow move, call for Ralph Northam's ouster. But governor stays silent

Virginia's black caucus, House Dems, in go-slow move, call for Ralph Northam's ouster. But governor stays silentThe measured approach could slow the sobering prospects for Democrats that the top three executive positions might be vacated..



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House panel plans action on gun background check bill next week

House panel plans action on gun background check bill next weekThe panel will mark up the bill, known as the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, on Feb. 13 and send it to the House floor for a vote, committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler told a news conference. “It’s finally time for action in Congress,” Nadler said. “This bill will close the loopholes that have allowed felons, domestic violence abusers and other prohibited persons to purchase guns through private sales.” The bill would require background checks for all firearm sales and most firearm transfers.



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Coroner names 4 killed in house in California plane crash

Coroner names 4 killed in house in California plane crashYORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday identified four people, including an 85-year-old man, who were killed on the ground when a small plane broke apart in the air and crashed into a Southern California neighborhood last weekend.



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