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Trump loses bid to halt Democratic lawsuit over foreign payments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday refused to put on hold a lawsuit by about 200 Democratic lawmakers accusing President Donald Trump of violating an anti-corruption provision of the U.S. Constitution with his private business dealings, a move that clears the way for them to seek some of his financial records. Learn More


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Longtime Trump aide Stephanie Grisham will succeed Sanders as press secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stephanie Grisham, communications director for first lady Melania Trump and a longtime aide to President Donald Trump, will succeed Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary, Mrs. Trump announced on Tuesday. More »


U.S. border agency acting head to leave July 5 amid child detentions outcry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, John Sanders, is resigning and will leave his post on July 5, the agency said on Tuesday, a move that coincides with an outcry over the treatment of detained migrant children. More »


Trump denies woman's sexual assault accusation: 'She's not my type'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump denied a new accusation of sexual violence raised by a woman who said she had to fight him off more than 20 years ago in the dressing room of a high-end New York department store. More »


Goal of Trump-Xi meeting at G20 is to reopen trade talks: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The goal of a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at this week's G20 summit in Japan will be to restart trade talks and there was a pretty good chance that will happen, a senior administration official said on Tuesday. More »


Panel calls for House to hold Trump officials in contempt over Census

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House panel on Tuesday moved to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for defying lawmakers investigating whether the administration was seeking to discriminate against certain groups by adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. More »


Powell says Fed is wrestling with whether to cut rates, insulated from politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday said the U.S. central bank is "insulated from short-term political pressures," as policymakers wrestle with whether to cut rates as President Donald Trump has demanded. More »


House to vote on Saudi arms deals backed by Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next month on billions of dollars worth of arms sales to Saudi Arabia already rejected by the Senate despite a veto threat from President Donald Trump. More »


After long delay, U.S. Supreme Court may act on 'Dreamers' immigrants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court in the coming days will have a last chance before its three-month summer break to decide whether to take up President Donald Trump's long-stalled bid to end a program that shields from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. More »


U.S. senators say social media letting algorithms 'run wild'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday questioned how major social media companies like Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google unit use algorithms and artificial intelligence to serve up new content to keep users engaged. More »


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