CNN Key Race Alert: This is the narrow path to a Democratic Senate

Washington (CNN)There are two months until the midterm elections in November and Democrats still have a narrow path to the Senate majority despite a map that favors Republicans and includes 10 Democratic incumbents running in states President Donald Trump won, five of them by double-digit margins. The difficulty for Republicans…

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Partisan shouting marks first day of Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

Washington (CNN)Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court pick who could tilt American jurisprudence to the right for a generation, vowed to be neutral and impartial, shrugging off bitter Democratic demands for him to stall his own confirmation hearing until questions about his past are fully answered. In addition, Capitol Police said…

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Just how many secret tapes does Omarosa actually have?

(CNN)On Thursday afternoon, with the furor over Omarosa Manigault Newman’s tell-all memoir of her year in the White House slightly fading, reality TV’s favorite villain struck again. We know what Kelly said in firing Omarosa because, of course, she was secretly taping that conversation — which happened in the Situation…

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Trump and other politicians mourn the loss of singer Aretha Franklin

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump and other politicians were among the many mourning the loss of legendary singer Aretha Franklin Thursday and paying tribute to the storied legacy of the “Queen of Soul”. Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Franklin “one of America’s greatest national…

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Omarosa’s book marks stunning turn-around for a former top aide

(CNN)Omarosa Manigault Newman entered the White House as one of President Donald Trump’s longest-serving associates, the only person aside from his daughter who’d known and worked alongside him for more than a decade. She was given an office, an assistant and the highest salary afforded an administration staffer. The book…

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Suits, cars and real estate: Manafort’s lifestyle put on trial

Alexandria, Virginia (CNN)Prosecutors on Wednesday sought to illustrate Paul Manafort’s expensive taste in suits, cars and real estate — paid for by wire transfers from offshore accounts — while President Donald Trump took to Twitter to sound off on the trial of his former campaign chairman and to attack special…

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How Mormon pop stars are using their music to support LGBT issues

Salt Lake City (CNN)Music plays a big role in Mormon life. Spencer Cox, Utah’s lieutenant governor, said he thinks things are changing in the state. He said he’s had multiple conversations with people, including Republicans, who want to be better on LGBT issues, and he credits the efforts of Reynolds…

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Trump’s lawyers updated him on the Mueller investigation. Then Trump tweeted.

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s tweet Wednesday calling on his attorney general, Jeff Sessions to end special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference came as his lawyers continue to haggle with the special counsel about the parameters of a potential presidential interview. People inside the White House said the…

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Trump administration falls short on first family reunification deadline

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration was only able to reunite fewer than half of the eligible separated migrant families in its care by a court-ordered deadline Tuesday — as the fates of thousands more remain in limbo. Just under half of those eligible will be reunited on time, and they’re just…

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Pence: ‘I do’ still want Roe v. Wade to be overturned

Washington (CNN)Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday that he still wants Roe v. Wade to be overturned, but declined to say if President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will comply with the campaign promise to do away with the landmark ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. Pence defends effort…

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May’s plan ‘sticks in the throat’, says Boris Johnson as he resigns over Brexit

Senior Conservative becomes third minister to walk out over common rulebook proposal Boris Johnson has quit as foreign secretary, claiming Mays negotiating pitch to the European Union would see the UK agree to adopt a common rule book on standards for food and goods in return for achieving greater divergence…

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