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Iran frees American, U.S. allows dual citizen to visit Iran in deal

05 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON A U.S. Navy veteran who said he contracted the coronavirus while detained in Iran since 2018 was freed on Thursday as part of a deal in which the United States allowed an Iranian-American physician to visit Iran, his lawyer and a U.S. official said.

U.S. assessment finds opportunists drive protest violence, not extremists

03 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has blamed leftwing extremist groups for instigating nights of looting and violence in cities across the United States, but an intelligence assessment offers limited evidence that organized extremists are behind the turmoil. | Video

U.S. assessment finds opportunists drive protest violence, not extremists

03 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has blamed leftwing extremist groups for instigating nights of looting and violence in cities across the United States, but an intelligence assessment offers limited evidence that organized extremists are behind the turmoil. | Video

UPDATE 2-U.S. assessment finds opportunists drive protest violence, not extremists

03 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON, June 3 President Donald Trump has blamed leftwing extremist groups for instigating nights of looting and violence in cities across the United States, but an intelligence assessment offers limited evidence that organized extremists are behind the turmoil.

House Democrat moves to cut Attorney General Barr's budget by $50 million

03 Jun 2020

The Democrat who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary committee said on Tuesday he will introduce legislation this week to cut $50 million in funding from Attorney General William Barr's personal office.

Trump ex-adviser Flynn asked Russia to avoid 'tit-for-tat,' new transcript shows

29 May 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's former adviser Michael Flynn asked Russia's ambassador to help avoid an escalation in diplomatic sanctions during a call between Trump's election and inauguration, a transcript released on Friday showed.

Former U.S. officials question DOJ's probe of 'unmasking' of Trump ally

29 May 2020

WASHINGTON Former U.S. intelligence officials questioned the Justice Department's naming of a prosecutor to probe the "unmasking" of names in spy-agency eavesdropping reports by Obama administration officials, saying such requests had not previously been treated as criminal matters.

U.S. accuses ex-Venezuelan lawmaker of drug conspiracy tied to Middle East militants

27 May 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday charged a former Venezuelan lawmaker with taking part with President Nicolas Maduro in a scheme linked to South American and Middle Eastern militant groups to traffic cocaine and military grade weapons.

Trump administration backs lawsuit challenging Illinois coronavirus curbs

23 May 2020

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Friday weighed in on a lawsuit brought against Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker's coronavirus stay-at-home orders, with a rare federal court filing in support of the legal challenge he faces over his emergency powers.

'So much I want to say,' Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen says as he exits prison early

21 May 2020

WASHINGTON Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, returned to his New York home on Thursday after being released early from a federal prison due to concerns of possible coronavirus exposure. | Video

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