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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he's considering appointing a second special counsel. This one would look into the 2010 sale of a Canadian mining company to a Russian mining company and the potential connections between that deal and former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Nov. 14, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified on Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee at a time when he faces new questions about what he knew about reported contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia. Sessions also answered questions about his decision to open the door to the possibility of appointing a special counsel to investigate the dealings of the Clinton Foundation. Republicans, including the president, have been asking for such an investigation since the campaign. Sessions has previously said he has recused himself from any investigations that stem from the campaign during which he served as a surrogate for Donald Trump.
Nov. 14, 2017
The Association of British Scrabble Players doesn't think so. Suspecting cheating, the group temporarily banned Allan Simmons, who has written advice books and ranks highly worldwide.
Nov. 14, 2017
It's not proof of cause and effect, but should be a warning, researchers say. Surveys showed teens — especially girls — who spent hours online daily were more likely than others to report depression.
Nov. 14, 2017
In the Navajo Nation, waste from old uranium mines has proved to be an insidious health hazard. Even spring water has become radioactive.
Nov. 14, 2017
The Food and Drug Administration says there's not enough proof that the herbal supplement kratom works for opioid withdrawal and other conditions, and that it can cause health problems.
Nov. 14, 2017
Mexican officials say they seized a bazooka adapted to shoot drugs alongside nearly a ton of marijuana in the town of Agua Prieta on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Nov. 14, 2017
Veterans who were research subjects in chemical and biological testing from 1942 to 1975 can receive care — but critics say the service is still withholding details about the tests it conducted.
Nov. 14, 2017
The new House tax bill introduced by Republicans outlines a plan to end the tax exemptions for tuition waivers and tax endowments made to colleges and universities.
Nov. 14, 2017
The plan would raise taxes on graduate students, who make very little money to begin with. Analysts say the provision could discourage students from seeking advanced degrees, hurting economic growth.
Nov. 14, 2017
The shooter began at a residence and traveled to "multiple locations" before shooting students at an elementary school in Tehama County, Calif., an assistant sheriff told the local news.
Nov. 14, 2017
"I feel truly blessed to experience this incredible adventure with my love and best friend Julie," Canada's Caroline Ouellette wrote of Julie Chu, in announcing their daughter's birth.
Nov. 14, 2017
Updated blood pressure guidelines move the goal post for millions of people at risk for heart attacks and strokes. The change is likely to lead to more people taking medicines for hypertension.
Nov. 14, 2017
Slide over, Americans: You've got company on the sidelines of the 2018 World Cup. A draw with Sweden denied the four-time world champs a bid, leaving Italians to grapple with "the apocalypse."
Nov. 14, 2017
President Trump said he spoke with China's president about the players, who were detained on suspicion of shoplifting. "The matter has been resolved," according to Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott.
Nov. 14, 2017
House Speaker Paul Ryan was asked about Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore. "If he cares about the values and the people he claims to care about, then he should step aside," Ryan said.
Nov. 14, 2017
Retroactive payments offer protection for poor people who can be enrolled in Medicaid after becoming seriously ill. That process takes time, and the look-back provision helps guarantee coverage.
Nov. 14, 2017
In the filing, RT America's production company said it wasn't sure how much of its funding comes from the Russian Federation.
Nov. 14, 2017
Sessions faces lawmakers about his oversight of the Justice Department and expected likely to field many questions about Russian election interference and the Trump campaign's contacts with Russians.
Nov. 14, 2017
This time, Jeff Sessions faces the House Judiciary Committee about his oversight of the Justice Department and Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Nov. 14, 2017

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