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By Kristine Phillips Krystal Knapp’s shift at an annual arts and music festival in Trenton, New Jersey, was nearing its end when the commotion began. People pushed and shoved one another. Several began running in Knapp’s direction, so she stood up from her chair and rushed toward the door. About 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, gunshots erupted inside a historic building wher…

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By Spencer S. Hsu and Ellen Nakashima WASHINGTON - Paul Manafort will be jailed after being accused of witness tampering while awaiting trial on federal conspiracy and money-laundering charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller III. The order to imprison President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager came Friday in a federal court hearing after Manafort had …

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By David A. Fahrenthold The New York attorney general on Thursday filed suit against President Donald Trump and his three eldest children alleging “persistently illegal conduct” at the president’s personal charity, saying Trump repeatedly misused the nonprofit - to pay off his businesses’ creditors, to decorate one of his golf clubs and to stage a multimillion dollar gi…

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By Robert Barnes WASHINGTON - Conservatives on the Supreme Court on Monday upheld Ohio’s method of purging voters from the rolls after they miss elections. The court ruled 5 to 4 that Ohio’s process does not violate federal law. The dissenters said it could result in thousands of infrequent voters losing their right to vote. Unlike many voting cases that come befo…

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By KIMIKO de FREYTAS-TAMURA DUBLIN – Ireland voted decisively to repeal one of the world’s more restrictive abortion bans, the prime minister said Saturday, sweeping aside generations of conservative patriarchy and dealing the latest in a series of stinging rebukes to the Roman Catholic Church. The surprising landslide cemented the nation’s liberal shift at a time wh…

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By Siobhán O’Grady Bishop Michael Curry, the first African-American to preside over the Episcopal Church and the son of a prominent Buffalo civil rights activist, will deliver a sermon at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on May 19. Curry does not know the couple personally, said Neva Rae Fox, a spokesperson for the Episcopal Church, but he will meet them befo…

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By Tony Romm WASHINGTON - Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday released about 3,400 Facebook ads purchased by Russian agents around the 2016 presidential election on issues from immigration to gun control, a reminder of the complexity of the manipulation that Facebook is trying to contain ahead of the midterm elections. The ads, which span from m…

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By John Wagner President Donald Trump announced Thursday that his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will occur June 12 in Singapore, the most significant step yet in his bid to rid the region of nuclear weapons. Trump made the announcement via Twitter just hours after welcoming home three Americans held captive for more than a year in North Korea. “The h…

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By Carol Morello and Anna Fifield PYONGYANG, North Korea - Three American men who had been imprisoned by North Korea are on their way to the United States, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday after they were released to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his visit to Pyongyang. “I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air an…

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By Sean Sullivan and and Elise Viebeck Republican voters rallied behind candidates aligned with President Donald Trump and party leaders in a trio of pivotal Senate primaries Tuesday, reinvigorating the GOP’s bid to hold and possibly expand on its majority in midterm elections. State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey won in West Virginia, defeating Rep. Evan Jenkins …

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By Hamza Shaban Twitter on Thursday encouraged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after the company discovered a bug that revealed the passwords in an unencrypted form in an internal log. Twitter said in a blog post that “we have no reason to believe password information ever left Twitter’s systems or was misused by anyone.” But the company urg…

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Devlin Barrett, Philip Bump and Josh Dawsey Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor and a recent addition to President Donald Trump's legal team, said Wednesday night that Trump made a series of payments reimbursing his lawyer, Michael Cohen, for a $130,000 settlement with an adult film actress - appearing to contradict Trump's assertion last month that he was unaware …

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By Paul Kane WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., sought Friday to defend his dismissal of the House chaplain, a decision that has roiled the chamber in recent days, with some members of both parties questioning his motives. At a closed-door meeting of House Republicans on Friday morning, Ryan said he had received a couple of complaints about the Rev. Patric…

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By Anna Fifield GOYANG, South Korea - The leaders of North and South Korea made a bold pledge Friday to work toward a “common goal” of denuclearizing their peninsula and formally ending the Korean War by the end of this year, following a historic day of talks on the border that has divided them for almost seven decades. It was a day marked by an astonishing level of …

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By Karoun Demirjian WASHINGTON - The Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as secretary of state on Thursday despite lingering objections from Democrats who’ve questioned his record of hawkish policy positions and past controversial statements about minority groups. The split vote represents the political scrutiny Pompeo is likely to encounter as he moves from the CIA to the …