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Senate Intelligence Committee votes to give leaders solo subpoena power

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to give its top Republican and Democrat “blanket authority” to issue subpoenas for the duration of its probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, according to the committee chairman.Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) told reporters tha
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Democrats prepare to claim victory in Montana, regardless of outcome

BOZEMAN, Mont. — As Montanans headed to the polls to elect their lone U.S. House member Thursday, Democrats prepared to claim victory no matter the outcome.A win for the Democrat, cowboy-poet Rob Quist, would give his party its first major victory during the Trump presidency — and deliver a Hou
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Sponsors are dropping New York’s Puerto Rican Day parade after a controversial decision

Numerous big-name sponsors say they are pulling support for New York City’s storied annual Puerto Rican Day parade this year amid controversy about the decision to honor Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera during the festivities scheduled for June 11.Lopez Rivera, a 74-year-old activist, i
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Jared Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation

Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to people familiar with the investigation.Kushner, who hel
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‘Anyone . . . with a pulse’: How a Russia-friendly adviser found his way into the Trump campaign

As Donald Trump surged in the Republican primary polls in the early months of 2016, his outsider campaign faced growing pressure to show that the former reality-TV star and noted provocateur was forming a coherent and credible world view. So when Carter Page, an international businessman with an off
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Former Trump campaign chairman submits Russia-related documents to intelligence panels

President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, turned over 305 pages of documents related to the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election to the House and Senate intelligence committees this week, according to people familiar with the ongoing inquiries.Manafort’s submis
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Uninsured ranks still to grow by tens of millions under latest House health-care bill, CBO says

Health-care legislation adopted by House Republicans earlier this month would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured by 2026 than under current law, the Congressional Budget Office projected Wednesday — only a million fewer than the estimate for the House’s previous bill.The nonpartisan agenc
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Marijuana extract sharply cuts seizures in severe form of epilepsy

An oil derived from the marijuana plant sharply reduces violent seizures in young people suffering from a rare, severe form of epilepsy, according to a study published Wednesday that gives more hope to parents who have been clamoring for access to the medication.Cannabidiol cut the median number of
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On track for Public Service Loan Forgiveness? Good news, you’re not in danger from Trump’s budget.

The Education Department said Tuesday that the hundreds of thousands of doctors, lawyers, teachers and social workers on track for a form of student loan forgiveness will not be affected by President Trump’s proposal to get rid of the benefit. [Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to
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The maker of Bud Light is investing $2 billion to make its beer ‘more sophisticated’

The world’s largest beer company, maker of Budweiser, Bud Light, Beck’s and Stella Artois, is investing $2 billion in American brewing operations over the next four years.Anheuser-Busch, which has been aggressively buying up craft breweries to make up for its flat sales, said the investment is
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