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Release of long-awaited Mueller report on Russia a watershed moment for Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report on Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election will be released on Thursday, providing the first public look at the findings of an inquiry that has cast a shadow over Donald Trump's presidency. Learn More


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Trump aide Stephen Miller asked to testify on immigration to House panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stephen Miller, the White House aide driving a hardline immigration stance, was invited on Wednesday to testify to a House committee about the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border. More »


Energy Secretary Perry planning to leave Trump administration: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is planning to leave the Trump administration, but his departure is not imminent, a source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. More »


Former Trump adviser says China delayed visa to attend forum

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former U.S. defense official who served on the Trump transition team said on Wednesday he had been prevented from speaking at a forum in China after its embassy in Washington failed to approve his visa. More »


Companies warn Trump: Census citizenship question could be costly

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An array of U.S. companies have told the Trump administration that a citizenship question on the 2020 Census would harm business if it leads to an undercount of immigrants, undermining the data they use to place stores, plan inventory and plot ad campaigns. More »


Trump team readies PR offensive on North America trade deal's economic effects

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is readying a public relations offensive over the economic impact of its new North American trade deal to counter a crucial report expected on Thursday that economists see as likely to show minimal gains at best. More »


Former Virginia Governor McAuliffe decides to not enter 2020 presidential race

Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who has deep ties to Democratic icons Bill and Hillary Clinton, said on Wednesday he would not seek his party’s 2020 U.S. presidential nomination. More »


Trade, North Korea on agenda for Abe-Trump White House meeting April 26

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on April 26 to discuss trade and efforts to contain North Korea's nuclear program, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. More »


Kushner urges 'open mind' on upcoming Mideast plan: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House senior adviser Jared Kushner urged a group of ambassadors on Wednesday to keep an "open mind" about President Donald Trump's upcoming Middle East peace proposal and said it will require compromises from both sides, a source familiar with his remarks said. More »


Trump lifts ban on U.S. lawsuits against foreign firms in Cuba

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is lifting a long-standing ban against U.S. citizens filing lawsuits against foreign companies that use properties seized by Cuba’s Communist government since Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday. More »


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