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Marc Short, Trump's legislative director, becomes latest senior White House aide to depart

July 12, 2018 02:44 pm Updated: July 12, 2018 02:44 pm

WASHINGTON - White House legislative affairs director Marc Short, one of President Donald Trump's longest-serving and more visible aides, is planning to step down by the end of the month.

Report: 3 firms shipped 1.6 billion doses of opioids to Missouri druggists

July 12, 2018 11:31 am Updated: July 12, 2018 11:33 am

WASHINGTON - Three companies shipped approximately 1.6 billion doses of powerful prescription opioids to Missouri pharmacies from 2012 to 2017, according to a congressional report seeking the root causes of the opioid epidemic.

A Kavanaugh Supreme Court may expand gun rights, senators say

July 12, 2018 11:30 am Updated: July 12, 2018 11:30 am

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's views on gun rights may push the court to expand Second Amendment protections, say senators and activists on both sides of the debate.

'Eligible' immigrant toddlers reunited with families, US says

July 12, 2018 11:21 am Updated: July 12, 2018 11:22 am

The Trump administration said Thursday that it had made progress on a court-mandated effort to reunify young children separated from their families at the border, as officials continued dealing with the fallout of its short-lived effort to end a p

At NATO, Trump lashes out at allies, then asks them to double their defense spending goals

July 11, 2018 04:40 pm Updated: July 11, 2018 04:40 pm

BRUSSELS - President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued an ambitious call for vastly more defense spending at NATO, pushing for a doubling of their defense spending commitments hours after he delivered a blistering tirade against Germany and other a

Prominent Washington church accused of racism tries to move on

July 11, 2018 04:08 pm Updated: July 11, 2018 04:11 pm

WASHINGTON - One of Washington's best-known progressive congregations was locked for months this year in a very public conflict with its associate minister, who claimed she was mistreated and pushed out because she is black.

Trump seeks to reassure anxious farmers being hurt by his trade war with China

July 11, 2018 04:01 pm Updated: July 11, 2018 04:01 pm

President Donald Trump on Wednesday sought to allay rising anxiety among farmers about the impact of his trade war with China, promising over Twitter to bolster sales of their products but acknowledging it could take a while.

Paul Manafort to be moved from jail where prosecutors say he has 'VIP' treatment

July 11, 2018 03:50 pm Updated: July 11, 2018 03:51 pm

WASHINGTON - A federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia, has ordered Paul Manafort to be moved to the city jail, although Manafort has asked to stay in a rural facility where prosecutors say he is receiving special treatment.

Illinois judge faces misdemeanor charge after dropping loaded gun in courthouse

July 11, 2018 03:45 pm Updated: July 11, 2018 03:46 pm

Judge Joseph Claps kept his sunglasses on as he paced the courthouse lobby, but his suit jacket was off, folded and draped over his prohibited firearm.