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Trump under fresh scrutiny over relationship with Putin

Trump under fresh scrutiny over relationship with PutinUS President Donald Trump faced uncomfortable new questions Sunday about his relationship with Vladimir Putin despite his angry dismissal of a report that he has kept top aides in the dark about his private conversations with the Russian leader. Republican lawmakers generally defended the president, saying he had been tougher on Russia than his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama, but some had questions. The Post reported that Trump has gone to unusual lengths to keep his private talks with Putin secret, withholding details from senior officials and at one point even taking away his own interpreter’s notes.



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Group that escorts migrant caravans draws more scrutiny

Group that escorts migrant caravans draws more scrutinyTIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of Central Americans journeying toward the United States were 2,500 miles from their destination in October when they reached a moment of decision: Should they press on toward the U.S. border? Or should they stop and put down roots in Mexico, where the government offered to let them stay?



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Utah hate crime law under scrutiny after tire shop beating

Utah hate crime law under scrutiny after tire shop beatingSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The recent beating of a young man and his father at their Salt Lake City tire shop by an attacker who told police he targeted them because they were Mexican is renewing criticism of the state's hate crime law, which one prosecutor is calling unusable.



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Kavanaugh’s views on affirmative action draw scrutiny

Kavanaugh’s views on affirmative action draw scrutinyBrett Kavanaugh's views on race and equality have become a major focus of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings.



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Racial imbalance? Admissions policies at Harvard and Stuyvesant HS under scrutiny

Racial imbalance? Admissions policies at Harvard and Stuyvesant HS under scrutinyHarvard University, because it is accused of admitting too few Asian-American students, and New York’s most selective public schools, because the city’s mayor thinks it is admitting too many. As admissions at the nation’s most competitive schools become evermore competitive — Harvard admitted 4.59 percent of applicants this year, while the acceptance rate at New York’s Stuyvesant High School has been estimated at 17 percent — the controversies are a reminder that every change in the admissions equation that increases the chances of members of one group inevitably disadvantage others. Both situations also reflect the fact that Asian-American students tend to excel academically, particularly on standardized achievement tests.



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Arizona police under scrutiny after beating video surfaces

Arizona police under scrutiny after beating video surfacesPHOENIX (AP) — The attorneys and a pastor for a suburban Phoenix man seen on video being beaten by police while standing against a wall said Thursday that the officer's claim that their client posed a threat "doesn't pass the smell test."



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Under scrutiny, Weinstein prosecutor has a case to prove

Under scrutiny, Weinstein prosecutor has a case to proveNEW YORK (AP) — At least in the court of public opinion, the prosecutor leading a rape case against Harvey Weinstein may have more to prove than the charges alone.



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At the Supreme Court, Trump's tweets under scrutiny in travel ban hearing

At the Supreme Court, Trump's tweets under scrutiny in travel ban hearingIn ruling on the administration’s travel ban, a key issue for the Supreme Court is whether the statements and tweets by Donald Trump as a candidate are relevant to his actions as president.



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Daily Beast Suspends Joy Reid Column Amid Scrutiny Over Her Hacking Claims

Daily Beast Suspends Joy Reid Column Amid Scrutiny Over Her Hacking ClaimsThe Daily Beast has suspended Joy Reid's column amid mounting scrutiny of the



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Another Trump Cabinet member facing scrutiny over spending

Another Trump Cabinet member facing scrutiny over spendingInterior Secretary Ryan Zinke was criticized after $ 139,000 was spent on new doors outside his office, while the Health and Human Services Secretary resigned over spending on charter flights.



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