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Can Trump Destroy Obama’s Legacy?

June 24, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The president seems determined to define his time in office by demolishing what his predecessor did.
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White House responds to Comey tape inquiry with Trump tweet

June 24, 2017
Jeff Zeleny, Tom LoBianco, Dan Merica | CNN
The White House is letting President Donald Trump's tweet Thursday -- asserting that he had not taped former FBI Director James Comey -- stand as the President's official statement.
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Trump joins the effort to pass a health-care bill, but another GOP senator is opposed

June 24, 2017
Robert Costa, Sean Sullivan, Kelsey Snell | The Washington Post
President Trump and his allies are waging their most aggressive effort yet to help Senate GOP leaders pass an expansive health-care bill next week, but the endeavor encountered new resistance Friday when a fifth Republican senator said he does not support the bill as is.
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California restricts state travel to Texas, other states over LGBT laws

June 24, 2017
Reid Wilson | The Hill
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) will bar state employees from business trips to four states after those states passed measures limiting the rights of LGBT people.
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The US Military Probably Won't Meet Its Deadline To Fully Integrate Transgender Troops

June 24, 2017
Nancy Youssef | BuzzFeed
The Army and Air Force want two more years before they fully include transgender recruits in their ranks, BuzzFeed News has learned. The Marine Corps wants another year.
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Analysis: McConnell stakes it all on health care bill

June 23, 2017
Erica Werner | Associated Press
Pass or fail, there will be one man singularly responsible for the fate of health care legislation in the Senate: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

June 23, 2017
Adam Entous, Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima | The Washington Post
Over that five-month interval, the Obama administration secretly debated dozens of options for deterring or punishing Russia.
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Ex-CIA officer charged with spying for China

June 23, 2017
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
Kevin Mallory, 60, was arrested by the FBI at his home in Leesburg, Virginia, on Thursday and brought to federal court in Alexandria to face preliminary charges of espionage and lying to federal officers.
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Trump: I did not make recordings of Comey

June 23, 2017
Jeff Zeleny, Dan Merica | CNN
President Donald Trump did not record his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey, he tweeted on Thursday, ending weeks of speculation kick-started by the President himself.
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