Trump, allies attack president's critics after he is cleared of Russia collusion

President Donald Trump, cleared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller of conspiring with Russia in the 2016 U.S. election, vented his anger on Monday at the inquiry and vowed investigations into unnamed political enemies who did "evil" and "treasonous things."

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25.Mar.2019


Republicans block U.S. Senate Democrats' move on making Mueller report public

U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a second attempt by Democrats to pass a measure aimed at prodding the Justice Department to release to the public Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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25.Mar.2019


Obamacare enrollments drop marginally for 2019

Enrollments in healthcare plans for 2019 through the Federal Obamacare marketplace dropped marginally by 300,000 from last year, according to U.S. government figures released on Monday.

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25.Mar.2019


Oklahoma top court clears way for Purdue, J&J, Teva to face opioid trial

Oklahoma's top court on Monday declined to delay a landmark trial set for May in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and two other drugmakers of helping fuel an opioid abuse and overdose epidemic in the state.

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25.Mar.2019


U.S. top court rebuffs mystery company in Mueller subpoena fight

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a bid by an unidentified company owned by a foreign government to contest a grand jury subpoena related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's now-completed inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 election, though the justices' action does not force the firm to comply.

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25.Mar.2019


U.S. Senate Republican wants a special counsel to investigate Trump probe

A leading Senate Republican said on Monday he would ask Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to probe whether U.S. law enforcement officials made missteps in their investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.

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25.Mar.2019


Ex-coaches among 12 to plead not guilty in U.S. college admission scandal

Former coaches from the University of Southern California and Georgetown University were among a dozen people who pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that they participated in the largest college admissions fraud scheme uncovered in U.S. history.

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25.Mar.2019


Father of Sandy Hook victim found dead in apparent suicide: police

The father of one of the children killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was found dead of an apparent suicide on Monday morning at his office in Newtown, Connecticut, police said.

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25.Mar.2019


Duke University pays $112.5 million in fake research case sparked by whistleblower

Duke University agreed to pay $112.5 million to settle claims by a whistleblower that a former research technician knowingly submitted fake data in applications for federal research grants, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Monday.

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25.Mar.2019


Texas refineries cut output as petrochemical spill curbs shipping

Royal Dutch Shell Plc and LyondellBasell Industries cut production on Monday at their Houston-area oil refineries because of shipping disruptions along a waterway affected by a petrochemical fire and spill, according to people familiar with the matter.

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25.Mar.2019


Caravan of migrants in Mexico starts moving towards U.S.

A caravan of some 1,200 migrants from Central America and Cuba began moving towards the U.S. border from southern Mexico this weekend, migration authorities said on Sunday.

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25.Mar.2019


Trump: U.S. Special Counsel Mueller acted honorably

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller acted honorably, President Donald Trump said on Monday, days after the fellow Republican wrapped up his Russia probe with no evidence of criminal collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow.

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25.Mar.2019


Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy but some questions left unresolved

Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia in the 2016 election, but left unresolved the issue of whether Trump obstructed justice by undermining the investigations that have dogged his presidency.

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25.Mar.2019


Mueller said three weeks ago he wouldn't reach decision on obstruction: Justice official

Special Counsel Robert Mueller informed top U.S. Justice Department officials three weeks ago that he would not be reaching a conclusion on whether President Donald Trump had obstructed justice during the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, a U.S. Justice official said Monday.

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25.Mar.2019


Explainer: Why an obstruction case against Trump was so difficult

U.S. Attorney General William Barr's conclusion that President Donald Trump did not obstruct justice, revealed publicly on Sunday in a letter to lawmakers, reflects inherent difficulties in proving such an obstruction case, legal experts said.

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25.Mar.2019


White House says pardons for Trump associates not discussed

There have been no conversations about President Donald Trump issuing pardons for any of his associates who have been charged or pleaded guilty as part of the U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, the White House said on Monday.

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25.Mar.2019


Tyson recalls tons of chicken strips for possible metal contamination

(This March 22 story corrects to remove reference to Smithfield Foods in paragraph 7)

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25.Mar.2019


Spill blocks 60 ships from upper Houston Ship Channel: U.S. Coast Guard

A total of 60 ships can neither enter nor exit the upper Houston Ship Channel, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday, because of clean up of a spill into the waterway connecting the busiest U.S. petrochemical port with the Gulf of Mexico.

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25.Mar.2019


More floods loom as high river waters recede in Midwest

Record floods that submerged parts of three Midwestern states bringing death and destruction were retreating in Kansas City on Monday but icy tributaries in Montana and the Dakotas threatened more floods for weeks to come, the National Weather Service said.

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25.Mar.2019


Explainer: Why Trump's legal woes go beyond the Mueller report

The closure of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election does not mark the end of legal worries for President Donald Trump and people close to him. Other continuing investigations and litigation are focusing on issues including his businesses and financial dealings, personal conduct, charitable foundation and inaugural committee.

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25.Mar.2019


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  1. Trump, allies attack president's critics after he is cleared of Russia collusion

    President Donald Trump, cleared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller of conspiring with Russia in the 2016 U.S. election, vented his anger on Monday at the inquiry and vowed investigations into unnamed political enemies who did "evil" and "treasonous things."
  2. Republicans block U.S. Senate Democrats' move on making Mueller report public

    U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a second attempt by Democrats to pass a measure aimed at prodding the Justice Department to release to the public Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
  3. Congress faces long road ahead in fight over Mueller documents

    Lawmakers seeking Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report are likely to face a protracted legal battle that will turn on President Donald Trump's right to keep communications with his advisers private, legal and political experts said.
  4. Obamacare enrollments drop marginally for 2019

    Enrollments in healthcare plans for 2019 through the Federal Obamacare marketplace dropped marginally by 300,000 from last year, according to U.S. government figures released on Monday.
  5. U.S. top court rebuffs mystery company in Mueller subpoena fight

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a bid by an unidentified company owned by a foreign government to contest a grand jury subpoena related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's now-completed inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 election, though the justices' action does not force the firm to comply.
  6. U.S. Senate Republican wants a special counsel to investigate Trump probe

    A leading Senate Republican said on Monday he would ask Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to probe whether U.S. law enforcement officials made missteps in their investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.
  7. U.S. Senator Udall announces retirement from Congress

    Democratic Senator Tom Udall on Monday announced that he will not seek re-election in 2020, ending a long career of representing the state of New Mexico in the U.S. Congress.
  8. Trump: U.S. Special Counsel Mueller acted honorably

    U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller acted honorably, President Donald Trump said on Monday, days after the fellow Republican wrapped up his Russia probe with no evidence of criminal collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow.
  9. Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy but some questions left unresolved

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia in the 2016 election, but left unresolved the issue of whether Trump obstructed justice by undermining the investigations that have dogged his presidency.
  10. Mueller said three weeks ago he wouldn't reach decision on obstruction: Justice official

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller informed top U.S. Justice Department officials three weeks ago that he would not be reaching a conclusion on whether President Donald Trump had obstructed justice during the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, a U.S. Justice official said Monday.
  11. Explainer: Why an obstruction case against Trump was so difficult

    U.S. Attorney General William Barr's conclusion that President Donald Trump did not obstruct justice, revealed publicly on Sunday in a letter to lawmakers, reflects inherent difficulties in proving such an obstruction case, legal experts said.
  12. White House says pardons for Trump associates not discussed

    There have been no conversations about President Donald Trump issuing pardons for any of his associates who have been charged or pleaded guilty as part of the U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, the White House said on Monday.
  13. Explainer: Why Trump's legal woes go beyond the Mueller report

    The closure of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election does not mark the end of legal worries for President Donald Trump and people close to him. Other continuing investigations and litigation are focusing on issues including his businesses and financial dealings, personal conduct, charitable foundation and inaugural committee.
  14. Factbox: A scorecard of key players in U.S. special counsel Russia probe

    U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has submitted his report on the investigation of whether President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign conspired with Russia and whether the president unlawfully tried to obstruct the inquiry.
  15. Letter from attorney general to Congress on Mueller report

    The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election:
  16. Timeline: Big moments in Mueller investigation of Russian meddling in 2016 U.S. election

    Here is a timeline of significant developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and whether President Donald Trump's campaign conspired with Moscow.
  17. Factbox: Guilty pleas, indictments abound in Trump-Russia probe

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election has ensnared dozens of people, including several advisers to President Donald Trump and a series of Russian nationals and companies.
  18. Factbox: The Mueller investigation: Five takeaways

    Here are five takeaways from the 22-month Trump-Russia investigation by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller that concluded with a summary submitted to Congress on Sunday by Attorney General William Barr:
  19. Republican delight, Democrat dismay as Mueller details released

    Retired Ford assembly plant worker and Donald Trump supporter Henry Thompson was giddy as he listened to a summary of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report on TV at a Dearborn, Michigan, diner on Sunday.
  20. Mueller report is blow to U.S. Democrats' plans to probe Trump

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller's conclusion that U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign did not collude with Russia in the 2016 election is a serious blow to Democrats who had hoped Mueller's report would boost their own wide-ranging probes into Trump's business dealings.