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Trump vents anew on Sessions, who's under pressure to quit

FILE - In this July 21, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in Philadelphia.

President Donald Trump turned up the heat on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, launching a fresh Twitter tirade against him while musing privately about firing the man who was the first U.S. senator to endorse his candidacy.

4 meetings with Russians disclosed by Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner, White House senior advisor and son-in-law to U.S. President Donald Trump, makes a statement outside the West Wing after testifying on Capitol Hill on Monday, July 24, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, disclosed in a statement to members of Congress four distinct interactions with Russians during the presidential campaign and transition period. The 11-page statement provides his first detailed account of meetings over the last year with the Russian ambassador to the United States, a Russian lawyer and a Russian banker.

The Latest: McCain casts vote to take up health care bill

The Latest on Arizona Sen. John McCain's return to Congress for the first time since being diagnosed with brain cancer (all times local):

The Latest: California governor signs climate change bill

The Latest on Gov. Jerry Brown signing legislation to extend California's cap and trade climate program (all times local):

Top GOP lawmaker calls for faster action to counter NKorea

A senior House Republican is calling North Korea's first test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile an "alarming development."

Review: 'An Inconvenient Sequel' balances urgency and hope

The Latest: Trump, Lebanon leader pledge to fight terrorism

The Latest on the visit of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to the White House (all times local):


Thousands of unexploded bombs are another "secret war" legacy
Secrecy Rules

The landscape of Laos was sown with cluster bombs that continue to maim and kill, more than 40 years later.

Paulsen raised $565K in second quarter
Hot Dish Politics

Paulsen's newly Democratic challenger raised nearly as much in half the time this spring.


The Latest: Regulators investigating Iowa trucking company

The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a broiling tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio (all times local):


Trump weighs re-nominating Yellen or choosing Cohn instead

President Donald Trump says he's considering either re-nominating Janet Yellen for a second term as Fed chair or replacing her with someone else, possibly Gary Cohn, who leads his National Economic Council.


IRS sees big drop in identity theft, stolen tax refunds

The IRS is seeing a big drop in the number of identity theft victims after the agency teamed up with tax preparers to fight the problem, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday.


Housekeeper welcomes role as symbol in deportation fights

A housekeeper and mother of four who has secured sanctuary inside a church says she's comfortable being a symbol in the push to change immigration laws.


Defense: Case against Chinese billionaire 'a big zero'

A lawyer says evidence supporting charges accusing a Chinese billionaire of bribing two United Nations ambassadors to build a U.N. conference center amount to a "big zero."


Appeals court blocks strict DC concealed carry permit law

A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked a District of Columbia law that makes it difficult for gun owners to get concealed carry permits by…


Cheers, whoops for McCain's return, then impassioned speech

In high drama at the Capitol, Sen. John McCain on Tuesday delivered a crucial vote in the Republican drive to dismantle the health care law, a win for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders, and then leveled a broadside at how the GOP got there.


Trump shows the Boy Scouts how to start a political fire

No knot-tying demonstrations. No wood-carving advice. President Donald Trump went straight to starting a fire in a speech at a national Boy Scout gathering.


Police: Taser and tear gas used to arrest barricaded gunman

Law enforcement launched tear gas canisters into an auto body shop and used a Taser to safely take a gunman into custody Tuesday, more than three hours after he shot an employee and barricaded himself inside.


Rosenstein: "mutual respect" needed for confidence in police

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the nation's oldest civil rights organization on Tuesday that building public confidence in law enforcement "is one of our great challenges." He said police have a special responsibility to follow the law, and citizens have an obligation to respect the police.