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Mueller offers to delay testimony one week to give lawmakers more time for questions

Special counsel Robert Muller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON — Former special counsel Robert Mueller is offering to postpone his congressional testimony by one week to give lawmakers more time to question him about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice ...

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AT&T suit may herald a new antitrust era – or Trumpian pique

NEW YORK — The Trump administration’s decision to oppose the $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger may be clouded by suspicions of political influence. But considered on its merits, it could mark a significant departure in antitrust policy, one that might ...

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Justices allow strict enforcement of Trump refugee ban

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but at the same time is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six ...

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Attorney General Sessions retains a personal attorney

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been under fire in recent months for his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential race, has retained the services of Washington lawyer Charles Cooper, a longtime friend. Cooper was seen sitting behind ...

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Trump signs order aimed at allowing churches to engage in more political activity

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would direct the Internal Revenue Service to relax enforcement of rules barring tax-exempt churches from participating in politics as part of a much-anticipated executive order on religious liberties. The order – ...

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Fewer than 100 prisoners left at Gitmo

MIAMI — Ten prisoners from Yemen who were held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have been released and sent to the Middle Eastern nation of Oman for resettlement, officials said Thursday, portraying it as a significant milestone in the long-stalled effort ...

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Eastman House, UR win NEA funding

The George Eastman House and the University of Rochester will each receive $30,000 as part of $712,500 in federal funding for the arts in New York state. U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the funding Wednesday. It comes ...

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Treasury to track some real estate deals in NY, Miami

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department will begin tracking sales of high-end real estate in two of the country’s most expensive markets — Miami and Manhattan — to try to crack down on money laundering. The department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ...

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Second Circuit affirms Tonawanda Coke convictions

The U. S. Attorney’s Office announced Monday that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed the 2013 convictions and sentence of the Tonawanda Coke Corp. for environmental pollution. Tonawanda Coke was convicted of 11 counts of ...

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Emotional Obama unveils plan to cut gun violence

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, at one point wiping tears from his cheek, unveiled his plan Tuesday to tighten control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress ...

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