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News Analysis: Trump’s Attack on Russia Inquiry Is From Familiar Playbook: The Clintons’

But the strategy has driven a wedge inside Mr. Trump’s political and legal teams. Some of Mr. Trump’s lawyers have argued that the president is better off not undermining Mr. Mueller, a former F.B.I. director who served presidents of both parties and enjoys broad bipartisan respect in Washington. If the president has done nothing wrong, they argue, then allowing Mr. Mueller to come to that conclusion on his own would be the best way of finally dispensing with the suspicions of collusion with Russia during last year’s election. An exoneration…

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‘American Idol’ Scotty McCreery Cited Trying to Bring Loaded Gun on Plane

‘American Idol’ Scotty McCreery Busted For Loaded Gun At Airport Breaking News “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery was busted trying to bring a loaded handgun on a plane … according to reports. McCreery went through a security X-ray checkpoint at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina last week when the weapon was spotted. The black, 9mm, Smith & Wesson handgun was in the singer’s backpack … the screen also picked up two boxes of ammo with 63 bullets. Target practice today A post shared by Scotty McCreery Official (@scottymccreery) on…

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he does his “best every day” — live updates

Last Updated Jul 21, 2017 11:23 AM EDT Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a speech in Philadelphia Friday morning that he does his “best every day” to be faithful to the laws of the U.S. and Constitution and to fulfill the goals that he and President Trump share, which includes defending Americans from “international crime.”  He said that his deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, is “really a good guy” and is the one who runs the Justice Department. The speech was focused on sanctuary cities. Sessions’ office said that…

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Ex-Navy sailor gets 40 years for killing transgender woman

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – A former Navy sailor has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2016 stabbing death of a transgender woman in Mississippi. Dwanya Hickerson, 21, pleaded guilty Thursday to murder in the killing of Dee Whigham in a St. Martin hotel room on July 23. Hickerson will also have to serve 15 years for a robbery charge. He could have faced the death penalty if he had gone to trial on the original charge of capital murder. Autopsy results show Whigham, 25, was stabbed 119 times. Many…

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M.T.A. Chief Calls on New York City to Give More to Help Subway System

Mr. Cuomo has been infuriated at what he sees as the mayor trying to play the role of spectator, and pointed out this week that the city owns the subway system through the New York City Transit Authority and leases it to the M.T.A. Following that assertion, the M.T.A. was flooded with questions about what, exactly, the governor meant by that statement. So on Thursday, Mr. Lhota offered a history lesson on the tangled and complicated structure of the agency. Specifically, he pointed to the 1981 law that was crafted…

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The humiliation of Jeff Sessions

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: The humiliation of Jeff Sessions – I’ll Tell You What: Can this jalopy still run? – Senate GOP tries to cobble ObamaCare cuts revival – House moves ahead on budget, tax cuts – Ahem, hang in there…THE HUMILIATION OF JEFF SESSIONS There is something more than a little jarring in the ongoing humiliation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  In an ill-timed, ill-focused interview with the NYT, President Trump revisited his disdain for Sessions, his first, most-ardent and most-loyal supporter in the…

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Feature: The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood

When it was time for a take, Bay followed her actors into the mansion, slipping in her earbuds as she walked upstairs. She took a seat just beyond the spare bedroom where Cooper and Gilgun had begun blocking their scene. As the filming began, she leaned forward in her chair, cupping her ears and staring into a bank of monitors. Occasionally she whispered to the script supervisor about a word that might require rerecording, or “looping,” in postproduction. When a problem was persistent, Bay quietly squeezed her way past the…

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Sessions says he’ll continue as attorney general for “as long as it’s appropriate”

Last Updated Jul 20, 2017 11:34 AM EDT Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he will continue to serve as the Attorney General for “as long as it’s appropriate” — after President Trump said in an interview that he regretted appointing Sessions, given his recusal from the ongoing Russia investigation.  “I have the honor of serving as Attorney General. It’s something goes beyond any thought I would have ever had for myself,” he said, in response to a reporter’s question about Mr. Trump’s remarks. We love this job. We love this…

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Lawmakers Unite in Support for John McCain After Cancer Diagnosis

Praying for my friend @SenJohnMcCain, one of the toughest people I know. Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family. pic.twitter.com/SO4XYgnyug Karen & I are praying for @SenJohnMcCain. Cancer picked on the wrong guy. John McCain is a fighter & he’ll win this fight too. God bless! John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I’ve ever known. Cancer doesn’t know what it’s up against. Give it hell, John. Praying for @SenJohnMcCain and his family tonight. You won’t…

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