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August 15, 2018 - 8:22 am
(NEW YORK) -- A slate of primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin on Tuesday delivered key answers in some of this midterm cycle’s most pivotal races. There were historic wins for a diverse crop of candidates that includes a transgender woman and a Muslim nominee, and a slew of...
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August 15, 2018 - 7:50 am
(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration wants to change a rule aimed at forcing cities to actively combat housing segregation -- a move which worries fair housing advocates. The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, put in place by the Obama administration, was designed to help cities and...
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August 15, 2018 - 7:01 am
(NEW YORK) -- Omarosa Manigault Newman addressed a legal filing by the Trump campaign -- sort of -- as she continued her book tour for "Unhinged" on Tuesday night with an appearance on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah." Manigault, who has spent the past two days plugging her book while also...
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August 15, 2018 - 6:53 am
(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden canceled plans to campaign for Democrats in Illinois this week due to an undisclosed illness, state Democrats announced Tuesday. Biden was scheduled to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker at an event in Springfield,...
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August 15, 2018 - 6:45 am
(NEW YORK) -- Christine Hallquist, who is running as a progressive Democrat in Vermont, made history on Tuesday as she became the first transgender gubernatorial candidate nominated by a major political party. Advancing a progressive platform focused on economic and social justice, including a $15...
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August 14, 2018 - 9:48 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon’s Inspector General is investigating the Defense Department's top spokesperson for the possible misuse of her authority for personal purposes. Two U.S. officials confirm that the Department of Defense's Inspector General is investigating Dana White, the chief...
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August 14, 2018 - 3:34 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Sources close to the White House tell ABC News that the team that worked with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office for interviews with Trump administration employees never had Omarosa Manigault-Newman on their list and the special counsel never requested to speak with her while...
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August 14, 2018 - 12:07 pm
(ALEXANDRIA, Va) -- Attorneys for Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman who is on trial for financial crimes in federal district court Alexandria, Virginia, will not present a defense of their client, ABC News has learned. Government prosecutors from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s...
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August 14, 2018 - 11:34 am
(WASHINGTON) -- A senior Trump campaign official confirms to ABC News, the campaign has filed arbitration against Omarosa Manigault-Newman Tuesday morning in New York for allegations that she violated her non-disclosure agreement with the Trump campaign. In a statement to ABC News, the official...
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August 14, 2018 - 7:48 am
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump fired back at claims of racism made by former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman late Monday, saying no tape exists of him using the N-word and referring to himself as a "true champion of civil rights." Trump blasted Manigault, who served as Director of...
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