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Mueller accepts plea from ex-Trump aide

Gates admits to recent lie, will cooperate

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe of Trump's campaign and Russia's election interference. Continue reading...

Call raised new red flag on Kushner

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- A top Justice Department official alerted the White House two weeks ago that significant information requiring additional investigation would further delay the security clearance process of senior adviser Jared Kushner, according to three people familiar with the discussion. Continue reading...

Armed teachers way to go, Trump insists

Florida proposes gun-buyer age of 21

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump intensified his call to arm "gun-adept" teachers and school staff members on Friday, taking another step toward gun-rights advocates even as he proposes some changes they've long opposed. Continue reading...

CDC requests new perilous-germ lab

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK — Thirteen years after building a state-of-the-art laboratory for the world’s most dangerous germs, the nation’s top public health agency is asking for more than $400 million to build a new one. Continue reading...

Sex claims dog California lawmakers

Subscriber onlySACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Critics cite a state senator's resignation in highlighting the work to be done to change the culture of sexual misconduct in the California Legislature. Continue reading...

Homeland's No. 2 will retire in April

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Elaine Duke, the No. 2 official at the Department of Homeland Security, announced Friday that she will step down after serving less than a year in the job. Continue reading...

Season's flu cases finally decline

But CDC reports 13 more pediatric deaths, raising total to 97

Subscriber onlyFlu activity is on the decrease for the first time in this fierce flu season, suggesting that the worst may be over, according to a federal health report released Friday. Continue reading...

W. Virginia teachers' strike to continue

Subscriber onlyCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia teachers will continue their strike into next week, deepening their rift with the governor and Legislature over pay and health benefits. Continue reading...

Zinke revamps Interior's regional map

Subscriber onlyBILLINGS, Mont. -- U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is revamping a planned sweeping overhaul of his department with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the natural boundaries he initially proposed, he said Friday in an interview. Continue reading...

Companies end NRA discounts

Shift in public opinion cited

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- Three more companies said Friday they had ended discount programs with the National Rifle Association as U.S. corporations take a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry after the latest school shooting. Continue reading...

U.S. sets new N. Korean sanctions

Measure aims to cut off illegal oil, coal trading linked to China

Subscriber only President Donald Trump announced harsh new shipping sanctions against North Korea on Friday -- a clear signal, near the end of an Olympic Games marked by a rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula, that his pressure campaign against Pyongyang will not let up. Continue reading...

Pennsylvania map case survives first challenge

Subscriber onlyHARRISBURG, Pa. -- A new congressional map in Pennsylvania on Friday survived a request from eight of the state's Republican congressmen that federal judges throw it out immediately, but the case remained far from settled days before candidates will start collecting signatures to get on the primary ballot. Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber only13 siblings’ parents say innocent again Continue reading...

Trump says trade deal possible

Rejoin Trans-Pacific Partnership, GOP senators urge him

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump said he would consider rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership if the U.S. could negotiate more favorable terms. Continue reading...

Greitens blames politics, but even some in GOP concerned

ST. LOUIS — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is blaming his felony invasion of privacy indictment on a "reckless liberal prosecutor," holding fast to the assertion that any case stemming from his admitted extramarital affair is politically driven. Continue reading...

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