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Priebus Denies Russia Links

The New York Times, citing anonymous sources, reported last week on U.S. intelligence findings that members of Trump's campaign and others associated with the president had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election. The White House chief of staff has denied the veracity of the report

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Republicans Speak Out on Freedom of the Press

Top republicans, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, disagreed this weekend with President Donald Trump's claim that the media is the "enemy" of the American people. "I don't have any issues with the press, myself,"Mattis said

Trump holds aA supporter invited onstage by U.S. President Donald Trump puts his hand to his chest during a "Make America Great Again" rally at Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida, U.S. February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSZBJF rally in Melbourne, Florida

White House Clarifies Trump's Comments on Sweden

Trump's comment from Saturday, when he talked about what happened "last night in Sweden" during a part of his speech that focused on refugees, crime and terrorism, has baffled many. The White House says he was not referring a terrorist act but a FOX news report on rising crime in that country

U.S. President Donald Trump applauds his crowd as he holds a "Make America Great Again" rally at Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida, U.S. February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSZBI2

Trump Claims White House Is 'Running So Smoothly'

Days after firing his National Security Adviser, under fire for alleged Russia links, and taking flak for the snail's pace of his legislative agenda, Trump addressed a crowd of hardcore supporters in Florida Saturday, focusing on his favorite themes: being his own pitchman and attacking the media

TOPSHOT - Tanks and armoured vehicles of the Iraqi forces, supported by the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries, advance towards the village of Sheikh Younis, south of Mosul, after the offensive to retake the western side of Mosul from Islamic State (IS) group fighters commenced on February 19, 2017. / AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Fight For Mosul Has Intensified

Iraqi forces launched an assault on the Western half of the city of Mosul on Sunday, marking an intensification of the battle to reclaim the city from the ISIS militants who seized it in 2014

Dr. Larry Nassar listens to testimony of a witness during a preliminary hearing Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Lansing, Mich. A judge on Friday ordered Nassar, a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics sports doctor, to stand trial on sexual assault charges. He is accused of assaulting a girl from the age of 6 until the girl was 12 at his home in Holt, Mich. He has pleaded not guilty. (Robert Killips/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Former U.S. Gymnasts Say They Were Sexually Abused

Three former members of the U.S. women's national gymnastics team say they were sexually abused by the longtime doctor for the sport's governing body. They told CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday that Dr. Larry Nassar began abusing them as teenagers in the 1990s

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Russia Says It Wants a 'Post-West World Order'

Russia wants pragmatic relations with the United States but also is hoping for the creation of a "post-West world order," the country's foreign minister said, dismissing the NATO military alliance as a relic of the Cold War

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More North Korean Suspects Sought in Kim Death

Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother, apparently was poisoned at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police said


Norma McCorvey, Roe v. Wade Plaintiff, Dies at 69

Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff at the center of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that expanded abortion rights in the United States, has died. She was 69 and the cause of her death was a heart ailment


James Harden Says He's the Best Player in the World

In an interview with TIME, the Houston Rockets star talks about his reputation in the NBA, dating a Kardashian and why he thinks he's the MVP. "It’s not taking shots at anybody," he says. "It’s a confidence"