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President Donald Trump is revealing a growing anxiety about the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's growing anxiety about the federal Russia probe has spilled into public view with his warning that special counsel Robert Mueller would be out of bounds if he dug into the Trump family's finances. But that's a line that Mueller seems sure to cross....

Cancer isn't silencing McCain in his storied career's latest chapter. The ex-prisoner of war and former GOP presidential nominee has emerged as a voice for what some Republicans feel is a party lost in the Trump era
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John McCain couldn't bring himself to vote for Donald Trump - so he talked about writing in his best friend's name for president. After the election, he's been the leading Senate Republican critic of Trump's posture toward Russia. And from his Arizona home, where he's battling brain cancer, the Arizona senator on Thursday lobbed a new attack at the White House over its Syria policy....

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he has no immediate plans to resign a day after President Donald Trump excoriated the nation's top prosecutor for recusing himself from the probe into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions, publicly skewered by his boss for stepping clear of the Russia-Trump investigations, declared Thursday he still loves his job and plans to stay on. Yet Donald Trump's airing of his long-simmering frustrations with Sessions raised significant new questions about the future of the nation's top prosecutor....

Sen. John McCain is battling brain cancer but vows to return to the Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues shaken by news of his diagnosis....

Sen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, and his doctors are determining next treatment options even as the senator, in a tweet, promised his colleagues in Congress he'd "be back soon."...

Analysis: The art of humiliation appears to be a key operating principle for President Donald Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The art of humiliation appears to be a key operating principle for President Donald Trump, and his remarks about Attorney General Jeff Sessions are the latest example of the ease with which the president is willing to air grievances about members of his team....

Republicans leaders are pushing toward a Senate vote next week on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain's potential absence and a dreary report envisioning that the number of uninsured Americans would soar....

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Russia is expected to stay in Syria, partly because they "love to stick it to America."
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Russia has no plans to leave Syria and will continue to try to meddle in U.S. affairs to "stick it to America."...

The Treasury Department says it is slapping Exxon Mobil Corp. with a $2 million fine for violating Russia sanctions while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil company's CEO
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. must pay a $2 million fine for showing "reckless disregard" for U.S. sanctions on Russia while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil giant's CEO, the Treasury Department said Thursday. Exxon sued the U.S. government to stop the fine....

Republicans controlling a key Senate committee have agreed to a government funding plan that rejects President Donald Trump's proposals to slash domestic agencies and foreign aid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rebuffing a Republican president, a GOP-led Senate panel on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to foreign aid and deep reductions in spending on domestic programs such as education, housing and energy....

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President Donald Trump is revealing a growing anxiety about the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he has no immediate plans to resign a day after President Donald Trump excoriated the nation's top prosecutor for recusing himself from the probe into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign

In spite of criticism from Trump, Sessions says he's staying on as attorney general

Cancer isn't silencing McCain in his storied career's latest chapter. The ex-prisoner of war and former GOP presidential nominee has emerged as a voice for what some Republicans feel is a party lost in the Trump era

Head of a leading national teachers' union under fire for saying that school choice is rooted in segregation and racism

ivil rights groups say they plan to train large numbers of volunteers on the best ways to record law enforcement with cell phone cameras to discourage police misconduct in minority

AP FACT CHECK: The vice chairman of Trump's voting commission casts doubt on popular vote margin in 2016 presidential race although certified results show Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than Trump.

Is it health care? Is it Russia? Democratic leaders and officials are publicly at odds over what the party's core message and emphasis should be as it targets the 2018 midterm elections

On Message: Democrats say they must do more than talk Russia