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Trump's trade czar Ross easily wins Senate confirmation 8:04pm EST

WASHINGTON Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross easily won confirmation as U.S. commerce secretary on Monday, clearing President Donald Trump's top trade official to start work on renegotiating trade relationships with China and Mexico.

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Congress' Trump Russia probe takes partisan turn

WASHINGTON The head of a congressional committee investigating contacts between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia said on Monday the panel had not seen evidence of inappropriate communications, prompting the panel's top Democrat to insist it was too early to make such a determination. | Video

Election 2016, Russia 7:23pm EST

Pentagon delivers draft plan to defeat Islamic State to White House

WASHINGTON A Pentagon-led preliminary plan to defeat Islamic State was delivered to the White House on Monday and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was expected to brief senior administration officials, a Defense Department spokesman told reporters.

U.S., Election 2016 6:56pm EST

California demands details of Trump administration immigration arrests

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California legislative leaders on Monday demanded detailed information from the Trump administration on immigration arrests and raids in the most populous U.S. state, amid growing concern that agents are targeting non-criminals for deportation.

Election 2016, U.S. 5:51pm EST

U.S. attorney general still deciding whether to impose reforms on Chicago police

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday the Justice Department was still deciding whether it would seek to impose reforms on the Chicago police force, which was the subject of a critical report by the former Obama administration.

U.S., Election 2016 7:04pm EST

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