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Rosenstein said to tell Trump he's not target in Mueller probe

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told President Donald Trump last week that he isn’t a target of any part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to two people familiar with the matter. Rosenstein, who brought up the Mueller probe himself, offered the...


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EPA inspector general to probe Pruitt's use of security detail on personal trips

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Another day, another inquiry. The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general on Thursday said he plans to examine Administrator Scott Pruitt’s use of his round-the-clock security detail while on personal trips, including a family visit to...


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Senate confirms Trump pick as NASA administrator over Democratic objections

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., as NASA administrator, despite deep concerns from Democrats that he lacks the scientific and management expertise to lead the space agency. The vote to install the three-term lawmaker was 50-49....


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Duckworth's newborn daughter becomes first baby permitted on Senate floor

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - It’s not every day that a 10-day-old infant makes history. But that’s what happened Thursday when Maile Pearl Bowlsbey, newborn daughter of Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., was carried onto the Senate floor. Maile, born April 9, became the first child...


Business

Correction: Obit-Mellon story

In a story April 17 about the death of Matthew Mellon, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mellon had died at a rehabilitation center in Cancun, Mexico. Police have confirmed that Mellon died in a Cancun hotel room, not in a rehab facility. A corrected version of the story is below:...


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Senate confirms Trump pick as NASA administrator over Democratic objections

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., as NASA administrator, despite deep concerns from Democrats that he lacks the scientific and management expertise to lead the space agency. The vote to install the three-term lawmaker was 50-49....


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Trump escalates feud with California governor, refuses to pay for National Guard

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump has threatened to upend a tentative agreement between the state of California and federal officials to mobilize National Guard personnel and send them to the Mexican border, declaring via tweet Thursday that his administration will not pay for...


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E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mystery

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Public health officials are warning consumers not to eat store-bought, chopped romaine lettuce as an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable worsens. Fifty-three related E. coli infections have been reported in 16 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control...


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Computer glitches interrupt standardized testing in states across the country

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In Tennessee, an attack on a software vendor interrupted standardized testing this week and may have also caused delays in Mississippi. In Ohio, computers crashed statewide as students were getting ready to take that state’s tests. In New York, computers went down,...


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The Latest: Prince fan says superstar didn't get justice

Prince Death Investigation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into Prince’s death (all times local): 2:20 p.m. At least one Prince fan says she doesn’t believe he got justice when a Minnesota prosecutor announced that no criminal charges would be filed in the musician’s accidental overdose death two years ago....


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