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GOP senator denounces Trump attacks, recalls Stalin rhetoric
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" is "shameful" and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday....

The Latest: House panel wants documents from Bannon
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on investigations into Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia (all times local):...

Mueller team would hardly be first lawyers to question Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump was in a roomful of lawyers, venting about unfair treatment in the media that he said had understated his net worth and damaged his brand....

The Latest: Ryan pressures Dems on spending bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Congress and legislation to avert a government shutdown (all times local):...

APNewsBreak: Minnesota GOP leader seeks cut of big donations
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The chairwoman of Minnesota's Republican Party is seeking a commission from large donations to supplement her salary in what campaign finance experts call an unusual arrangement....

Trump to give Dole Congressional Gold Medal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is receiving the Congressional Gold Medal....

GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on Africa
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are struggling to get their stories straight 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....

Ryan presses Dems to back bill keeping government open
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan tried pressuring Democrats on Wednesday to back legislation preventing a weekend federal shutdown. But he gave little ground on the partisan battle over immigration, an issue many Democrats say must be resolved before they'll vote to keep agencies functioning....

AP Sources: WH directed Bannon silence in House interview
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Steve Bannon's attorney relayed questions, in real time, to the White House during a House Intelligence Committee interview of the former Trump chief strategist, people familiar with the closed-door session told The Associated Press....

Court seems to favor death row inmate in dispute with lawyer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court seems ready to say that a lawyer for a criminal defendant cannot override his client's wish and concede his guilt at trial, even if the lawyer's aim is to avoid a death sentence....