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Trump talks pardons amid probes of Russia role in U.S. election Jul 22 2017

NORFOLK, Va. U.S. President Donald Trump declared on Saturday that he has "complete power to pardon," as his administration confronts ongoing investigations of possible ties between his 2016 campaign and Russia.

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Russia to blame for 'hot war' in Ukraine: U.S. special envoy

KIEV Russian aggression is to blame for violence in eastern Ukraine, where people are dying in what should be seen as a "hot war" rather than a "frozen conflict", the U.S. special envoy to the Ukraine peace talks said on a visit to Ukraine on Sunday.

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Special counsel asks White House to save Trump Jr., Russian meeting documents

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The special counsel investigating possible collusion between President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia has asked White House officials to preserve any records of a meeting last year between the president's eldest son and a Russian lawyer, according to a source with knowledge of the request.

Election 2016, Russia Jul 21 2017
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Russian envoy overheard saying he discussed campaign with Sessions: Post

WASHINGTON Russia's ambassador to Washington was overheard by U.S. spy agencies telling his bosses that he had discussed campaign-related matters, including issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing current and former U.S. officials.

Election 2016, Russia Jul 21 2017
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Senate rule deals setback to Republican healthcare bill

Republicans in the U.S. Senate were dealt another blow in their effort to repeal Obamacare on Friday when the keeper of the Senate's rules said certain provisions in their healthcare bill, such as defunding Planned Parenthood, could not be included.

Election 2016, Health Jul 21 2017