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Trump’s Search For New Chief Of Staff Has Reality TV Feel

Trump’s Search For New Chief Of Staff Has Reality TV Feel

By CATHERINE LUCEY and JONATHAN LEMIRE ,  WASHINGTON (AP) — Serious contenders are hiding from view. Celebrity hangers-on are applying via Twitter. Fresh names circulate practically on the hour. And the man in charge is stoking much of the confusion. President Donald Trump’s hunt for a new chief of staff has taken on the feel of…

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Trump Invokes ‘Advice-Of-Counsel’ Defense In Campaign Probe

Trump Invokes ‘Advice-Of-Counsel’ Defense In Campaign Probe

By JIM MUSTIAN , Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a simple defense Thursday to accusations he broke campaign finance law by directing attorney Michael Cohen to orchestrate hush-money payments to conceal Trump’s alleged affairs: He was following terrible advice from a bad lawyer. “I never directed Michael Cohen to break…

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Man Killed In Strasbourg Was Market Shooter

Man Killed In Strasbourg Was Market Shooter

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The office of the Paris prosecutor, which handles terrorism cases in France, says a man killed in Strasbourg in a shootout with police has been identified as the main suspect in a Christmas market attack that killed three people. The man was identified as Charif Chekatt, a 29-year-old whom police had…

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Macron Rules Out Changes To Brexit Deal Text

Macron Rules Out Changes To Brexit Deal Text

LONDON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has ruled out the possibility that the Brexit withdrawal text that all 28 leaders, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, endorsed last month can be altered. Speaking ahead of a Brexit discussion at a summit of European Union leaders in Brussels, Macron said it is “important to avoid…

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Turkey Train Crash Leaves 9 Dead, Dozens Injured

Turkey Train Crash Leaves 9 Dead, Dozens Injured

By BURHAN OZBILICI and SUZAN FRASER , Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass Thursday at a station in the Turkish capital of Ankara, killing nine people and injuring dozens, officials said. The 6:30 a.m. train from Ankara to the central Turkish city…

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