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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 03:15 PM EDT

Puerto Rico's Gotten Far Less Than Trump's Claimed, Report Shows

Puerto Rico's Gotten Far Less Than Trump's Claimed, Report Shows

President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that his administration has given Puerto Rico $91 billion in relief funds after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the island in 2017. But a new report maintains...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 06:53 AM EDT

Allies Fear US-Iran Tensions Could Spark Accidental Conflict

Allies Fear US-Iran Tensions Could Spark Accidental Conflict

International worries that the Trump administration is sliding toward war with Iran flared into the open amid skepticism about its claims that the Islamic Republic poses a growing threat to the U.S. and its...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 08:29 PM EDT

Muslim Lawmaker Says His Faith Attacked at First Town Hall

Muslim Lawmaker Says His Faith Attacked at First Town Hall

A newly elected Virginia state House delegate who is Muslim said he was harassed by protesters and asked how he planned to implement Sharia law at his first town hall.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:54 PM EDT

Russian Hackers Accessed 2 Fla. Voting Databases, Gov. DeSantis Says

Russian Hackers Accessed 2 Fla. Voting Databases, Gov. DeSantis Says

After an FBI briefing, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says Russian hackers gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the 2016 presidential election. DeSantis said Tuesday the hackers...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 03:08 PM EDT

Judge Skeptical of Trump Effort to Keep Records From House

Judge Skeptical of Trump Effort to Keep Records From House

A federal judge suggested Tuesday he is skeptical of President Donald Trump's efforts to block Congress from obtaining some of his financial records. Judge Amit Mehta spent about an hour and a half holding a...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 12:54 PM EDT

Trump Officials Discussed Deporting Families, Sources Say

Trump Officials Discussed Deporting Families, Sources Say

Homeland Security officials considered arresting thousands of migrant families who had final deportation orders and removing them from the U.S. in a flashy show of force, but the idea was tabled as the Trump...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 03:49 PM EDT

Democratic Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Announces 2020 Bid

Democratic Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Announces 2020 Bid

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday that he is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, distinguishing himself among nearly two dozen candidates as the field's only statewide elected official to...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 12:07 PM EDT

2020 Election: Who Are the Democratic, Republican Presidential Candidates?

2020 Election: Who Are the Democratic, Republican Presidential Candidates?

There are billionaires and a self-help guru, mayors and a former vice president, current and former governors and a bunch of senators — and the list of people running for president may still keep growing....

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 06:11 AM EDT

Trump's Election Boosted Israeli Settlement Construction

Trump's Election Boosted Israeli Settlement Construction

Israel's government went on a spending binge in its West Bank settlements following the election of President Donald Trump, according to official data obtained by The Associated Press. Both supporters and...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 04:25 PM EDT

Stocks Rise as US Targets More Tariff Hikes on Chinese Goods

Stocks Rise as US Targets More Tariff Hikes on Chinese Goods

U.S. officials listed $300 billion more of Chinese goods for possible tariff hikes while Beijing vowed Tuesday to "fight to the finish" in an escalating trade battle that is fueling fears about damage to global...

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