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World Nov 07Iraqi VP calls Iran-backed militias his nation’s top threat
WASHINGTON — Iraq's highest-ranking Sunni leader said Tuesday the growing influence of Iranian-backed Shiite militias looms as the nation's most pressing future security threat and called for bolstering U.S. military aid to Sunni forces.
Politics Jul 21Trump names new acting government ethics chief
The Office of Government Ethics confirmed Friday that President Trump designated the agency's general counsel, David J. Apol, to become its acting director.
Politics Jul 15Lobbyist who met Trump team says he’s not with Russian intel
The Russian-American lobbyist who attended a meeting at Trump Tower last year is a former military officer who has attracted congressional scrutiny over his political activities and has been shadowed by allegations of connections to Russian intelligence that he denies.
Politics Apr 03National Archives tells White House to save all of Trump’s tweets, even ones deleted or corrected
The head of the archives, David S. Ferriero, told two Democratic senators in a letter last week that the White House has assured him it's saving all Trump's Twitter blasts.
Nation Mar 08WikiLeaks CIA files: Are they real and are they a risk?
WikiLeaks has published thousands of documents that the anti-secrecy organization said were classified files revealing scores of secrets about CIA hacking tools used to break into targeted computers, cellphones and even smart TVs.
Politics Jan 11U.S. ethics chief blasts Trump plan to keep business profits
The director of the federal government's ethics agency criticised president-elect Donald Trump's plan to maintain his business empire by turning it over to his sons.
Politics Dec 14Perry brings oil industry ties to Energy Department
Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Energy secretary, has close ties to the Texas oil industry.
Politics Sep 01State Dept. to release all Clinton meeting schedules before Election Day
The State Department agreed Thursday to turn over all the detailed planning schedules from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state to The Associated Press by mid-October.
Politics Aug 05AP fact check: Clinton’s new email clarifications fall short
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton asserted Friday that FBI Director James Comey said she was truthful in her statements to investigators about her private server and use of private emails — and that those statements were consistent with what she has…
Nation Jan 12State Department to review 29,000 pages of Clinton aide’s emails
The State Department has agreed to review 29,000 pages of emails from Huma Abedin, a close aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, from their days at the State Department for possible public release under a new legal agreement with…