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Politics Dec 10Woman accused of being Russian agent appears to reach plea deal
Prosecutors say they have "resolved" a case against a woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government, a sign that she likely has taken a plea deal.
Politics Dec 10Supreme Court justices won’t hear states’ appeal over Planned Parenthood
The Supreme Court is avoiding a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood over the dissenting votes of three justices.
Politics Dec 10Judge sets court date for ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort
A judge has set a court date for this week for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after prosecutors with the special counsel's office detailed lies they say he told them.
Politics Dec 10Trump blames Michael Cohen for hush money ‘liability’
President Donald Trump is defending the hush money payments made by his former lawyer to two women during his 2016 campaign as "a simple private transaction." He tweeted Monday that if there was wrongdoing, it's lawyer Michael Cohen's "liability" and…
Nation Dec 09Swath of South faces wintry mess: Snow, sleet, freezing rain
Governors and local officials in several states declared emergencies ahead of the storm, freeing up funds and manpower to help mitigate its effect.
Politics Dec 08Trump says chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year’s end
President Donald Trump says chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job at the end of the year.
Politics Dec 07Paul Manafort repeatedly lied about contacts with Russia and Trump officials, prosecutors say
Prosecutors say Manafort told investigators that he spoke with officials before and after they left the Trump administration. But they say a review of his electronic documents shows he had "additional contacts" with the officials.
Education Dec 07Virginia teacher fired for refusing to use trans student’s pronouns
News outlets report that the Virginia's West Point School Board voted unanimously Thursday to dismiss teacher Peter Vlaming after a four-hour hearing that drew an overflow crowd.
Economy Dec 07Marlboro maker invests $2.4 billion in marijuana provider
One of the world's biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market.
Politics Dec 07Trump says rebuttal to Robert Mueller already drafted
President Donald Trump says his legal team has already drafted a rebuttal to any report issued by the special counsel in the Russia investigation.