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Spicer resigns as White House press secretary over Scaramucci

Anthony Scaramucci, incoming White House communications director, points as he arrives during a press briefing at the White House, Friday, July 21, 2017, in Washington.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday over President Donald Trump's decision to tap a camera-ready financier to lead the beleaguered White House communications team. The departing spokesman said the president "could benefit from a clean slate" as he seeks to steady operations amid the Russia investigations and ahead of a health care showdown.

U.S. intercepts: Jeff Sessions, Russian envoy talked about Trump campaign

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

That's contrary to public assertions by the attorney general.

Suit filed over new income tax for wealthy Seattle residents

As expected, attorneys have filed a lawsuit challenging Seattle's new ordinance to tax high-income earners.

Trump Jr., Manafort in talks with Senate panel

President Donald Trump's eldest son and his former campaign chairman are discussing being privately interviewed by a Senate committee investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, the panel confirmed Friday.

US bans travel for Americans to NKorea after Warmbier death

American citizens will be barred by the U.S. from traveling to North Korea beginning next month following a prohibition on using U.S. passports to enter the country, the State Department said Friday.

White House threatens Iran over detained Americans

The White House is threatening "new and serious consequences" for Iran unless it releases all U.S. citizens who are detained there.

Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr. once had ties to spy agency


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.


Dems: Anti-abortion provisions in health bill in jeopardy

The Senate parliamentarian added a new complication to Republican hopes for their floundering health care bill, ruling the GOP would need to win an all-but-impossible 60 votes to retain anti-abortion provisions in the measure, Democrats said late Friday.


The Latest: Union head applauds police chief's resignation

The Latest on an Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer after calling 911 (all times local):


Spicer resigns as White House press secretary over Scaramucci

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned Friday morning, telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.


The Latest: Trump tweets that Spicer's future is 'bright'

The Latest on changes to the White House communications staff (all times local):


Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officer

Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief after last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911.


Indignities aplenty on Spicer's rocky ride with Trump

From Day One, it was clear that Sean Spicer was in for a rocky ride as President Donald Trump's press secretary.


Senate GOP health plan's prospects worsen after procedural setback

The need for 60 votes, instead of a simple majority, for at least a dozen provisions dramatically complicates already slim prospects for passage.


Kushner adds at least $10M in assets to revised disclosure

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday.


Spicer resigns after dispute over Trump appointment

He didn't agree with Trump on Scaramucci.


Sean Spicer unlikely to disappear from television

He won't be behind a podium at the White House, but it's unlikely Sean Spicer will disappear from television.