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In this photo taken on Sunday, April 21, 2013, Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organization in Russia, speaks to a crowd during a rally in support of legalizing the possession of handguns in Moscow, Russia. Butina, a 29-year-old gun-rights activist, served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations and working to establish back-channel lines of communications for the Kremlin, federal prosecutors charged Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo)
Tale of sex, deception emerges about suspected Russian agentProsecutors say a gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent was likely in contact with Kremlin operatives while living in the United States, and they're also accusing her of using sex and deception to forge influential connections
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The Jefferson Memorial is visible behind Marine One, top, with President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump aboard, as it arrives on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The president and the first lady are returning from Andrews Air Force Base after paying their respects to the family of fallen U.S. Secret Service special agent Nole Edward Remagen who suffered a stroke while on duty in Scotland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Trump asserts Russia not targeting US, contradicting intelPresident Donald Trump is denying Russia is still targeting the United States, a claim sharply at odds with recent warnings from his top intelligence chief about ongoing threats to election security
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Veteran Aron Axe, a combat-decorated Marine infantry officer and U.S. Naval Academy graduate, stands outside the academy on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Annapolis, Md., after describing Trump's comments in Helsinki about Russian meddling in the 2016 elections as "a disservice to the office of commander in chief." After learning later in the day the president said he had misspoken during a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Axe said he believed Trump was "simply caving under pressure, realizing how monumental a blunder this is for him at this point in his presidency not to stand up for this country." (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
Military veterans divided over Trump's Russia commentsCurrent and U.S. veterans are split over President Donald Trump's statements in Helsinki on Russian meddling in the 2016 election
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A nonbinding immigration bill becomes campaign battlefieldHouse Republicans and Democrats are competing to make immigration an election-year issue
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AP Sources: Charlotte poised to host 2020 GOP conventionAP Sources: Charlotte, North Carolina, poised to host 2020 Republican National Convention
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The Latest: GOP using immigration vote to slam DemocratsA divided House has approved a symbolic Republican measure that praises U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement and ridicules Democratic efforts to abolish the agency
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Attorney Kevin Betz, representing Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Indianapolis. Betz said that Hill faces "false and malicious" information included in a report prepared for state legislative leaders about the allegations stemming from a March 15 party at an Indianapolis bar. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Lawyer attacks allegations against Indiana attorney generalA lawyer for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says calls for his resignation over allegations that he drunkenly groped four women are "pure hysteria" based on a flawed initial investigation
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FILE - In this July 7, 2018, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, and Kim Yong Chol, a North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, arrive for a lunch at the Park Hwa Guest House in Pyongyang, North Korea. More than a month after North Korea pledged to immediately return some American war dead, the promise is unfulfilled. Pompeo, who traveled to Pyongyang earlier this month to press the North Koreans further, said Wednesday, July 18, the return could begin “in the next couple of weeks.” (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)
Trump-Kim statement overpromised on return of war remainsOf three key elements of last month's U.S.-North Korea agreement on recovery of American war dead, one was unfulfilled, another is likely false and a third is in doubt
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Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos, wife of former Donald Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, takes a break from a closed-door meeting with Democrats on the House intelligence committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty last year to lying to investigators about his contacts with people linked to Russia during the campaign. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Wife of former Trump adviser appears on Capitol HillThe wife of former Donald Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos has arrived on Capitol Hill to speak to Democrats on the House intelligence committee
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, center, walks to the office of Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., for a meeting Tuesday, July 17, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Democrats fault Kavanaugh comment on independent counsel lawDemocrats opposing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination are seizing on remarks he made in 2016 saying he would like to put the "final nail" in a Supreme Court precedent upholding an independent counsel law as constitutional
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In a photo taken Thursday, July 12, 2018, Carol Hafner poses for The Associated Press in Lincroft, N.J. Hafner is a congressional candidate running in the August primary election in the U.S. House in Alaska. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Candidate for Alaska House has never been to the stateCarol Hafner is on the Democratic primary ballot for an Alaska U.S. House seat, but she doesn't live in Alaska and she's never been there
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US judge throws out suit over health subsidy cutsA U.S. judge in San Francisco has thrown out a lawsuit over the Trump administration's decision to cut Affordable Care Act subsidies
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