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Was Montana's wild House race a Trump test? Not so much
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Republican Greg Gianforte's win in Montana's special election hinged on flaws in both the two major party candidates....

Facing anxious European leaders, Trump goes on offensive
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) -- In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation....

Lawyer says Kushner willing to cooperate with investigators
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said....

Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go
BRUSSELS (AP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron....

Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders: Spend more for military
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance's financial benchmarks, asserting that leaves it weaker and shortchanges "the people and taxpayers of the United States."...

Lieberman latest person to withdraw from FBI director search
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman has withdrawn from consideration for the role of FBI director, becoming the latest contender to pull out of a search process that President Donald Trump said a week ago was moving quickly....

Senate panel backs bill to authorize new sanctions on Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Senate panel overwhelmingly backed bipartisan legislation that would authorize President Donald Trump to put new sanctions on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran in place....

Trump budget dismays families hit by opioid addiction crisis
NEW YORK (AP) -- He slept next to his son's ashes most nights back when Kraig Moss first met Donald Trump....

Media watchers blame hostility toward reporters on Trump
The case of a Montana congressional candidate accused of body-slamming a reporter is being blamed by some media watchers on a wave of hostility toward journalists that President Donald Trump helped generate....

AP FACT CHECK: Did Trump really favor Macron in France?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump told France's new president that he was "my guy" in the recent election, a French official said Thursday. The record shows only favorable words from Trump for centrist Emmanuel Macron's opponent, the defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen....

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