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House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the panel's Republican chairman....

Dems accuse GOP official of 'amnesia' on Trump vulgarity
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans struggled to get their stories straight Tuesday as President Donald Trump's Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP official to offer an inconclusive version of a meeting in which Trump is said to have used vulgar remarks that have been criticized as racist....

Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump performed "exceedingly well" on a surprise cognitive screening test administered last week, his doctor said Tuesday, as the White House continued to bat back questions about the president's mental fitness for office....

Ex-CIA officer arrested, charged with keeping documents
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A former CIA officer has been arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets....

Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Disgruntled conservatives threatened late Tuesday to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now lack the votes to push their proposal through the House. The setback came as a deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation also remained distant....

From his big appetite to his big button: a year in Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has proven himself an unconventional leader time and time again in his first year in office. Here are some of the more memorable moments from the AP reporters tasked with covering this whirlwind presidency:...

Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five officers involved in two Navy ship collisions last year that killed a total of 17 sailors are being charged with negligent homicide, the Navy said Tuesday....

Watchdog says democratic freedoms waning in US under Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Basic rights and political freedoms in the United States are deteriorating at a faster pace under President Donald Trump, exacerbated by attacks on key institutions like the press and the courts, according to a new report released Tuesday by Freedom House....

Legislation on foreign surveillance clears Senate hurdle
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Legislation extending a government program established to gather information from foreigners overseas has cleared a key Senate hurdle....

Missouri governor says affair won't deter him from work
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Facing new calls to resign from some fellow Republicans, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens instead affirmed his intent Tuesday to remain on the job while seeking forgiveness for an extramarital affair that he described as a "personal mistake."...

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