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Trump condemns 'evil losers' who carried out concert attack
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) -- President Donald Trump condemned the "evil losers" responsible for the deadly attack on concert-goers in England Tuesday and called on leaders in the Middle East in particular to help root out violence....

Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is sending Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts in a range of support programs for low-income individuals to balance the government's books over the next decade....

Veteran reporter compares Watergate, Trump's travails
In Watergate, the smoking gun was a White House tape proving that Richard M. Nixon ordered a cover-up - the final evidence that forced him from the White House....

A look at Fifth Amendment protections invoked by Flynn
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination being invoked by President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is a bedrock legal principle. It's enshrined in the Constitution's Bill of Rights and relied on by witnesses before Congress and the courts alike....

Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) -- A senior Palestinian official says he expects President Donald Trump's visit to the Holy Land to reopen a path toward resuming long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations....

The Latest: Senate confirms Iowa governor as China envoy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Senate vote on China ambassador (all times local):...

Trump and the Fifth Amendment: It's complicated
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump is fickle about the Fifth....

Analysis: In Mideast, Trump pushes shared worries over Iran
JERUSALEM (AP) -- As he hopscotches through the Middle East, President Donald Trump is urging Israel and its Arab neighbors to unite around a "common cause": their deep distrust of Iran....

Ethics office blasts Trump refusal to disclose lobby waivers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The message from a senator to the government ethics office: Use your authority to force the president to reveal how many waivers he's granted to ex-lobbyists in his new administration....

Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former CIA Director John Brennan is set to testify publicly about the intelligence underpinning the Obama administration's conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and could shed light on concerns about the security risk posed by President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn....