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18 May 2017
"House of Cards" star Robin Wright -- who plays a quietly Machiavellian First Lady in the hit Netflix series -- said Thursday that Michelle Obama should be the next US president.
18 May 2017
A former FBI chief was tasked Wednesday with leading a beefed-up investigation into whether Donald Trump's team colluded with Russia to tilt the 2016 election in the president's favor.
18 May 2017
Mike Flynn, Donald Trump's fired national security adviser, told the president-elect's transition team that he was the subject of a federal investigation, but was hired for the post anyway, the New York Times reported late Wednesday.
17 May 2017
Chelsea Manning, the transgender army private jailed for one of the largest leaks of classified documents in US history, was released from a maximum-security prison in Kansas Wednesday after seven years behind bars.
17 May 2017
Donald Trump gave vent to frustrations over his mounting political problems Wednesday, declaring that no president in US history had been treated "more unfairly."
17 May 2017
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday warned against "rushing to judgment" over embattled President Donald Trump, stressing that US lawmakers need to establish the facts before considering next steps.
17 May 2017
Donald Trump's beleaguered White House was rocked Tuesday by a pair of explosive allegations -- that he personally tried to quash an FBI investigation, and that he disclosed highly classified information to top Russian officials.
16 May 2017
Previous US leaders have generally chosen a US neighbor such as Canada or Mexico for their first presidential voyage, but Trump intends to plunge right into some of the world's most difficult spiritual and political conflicts.
16 May 2017
Fresh from securing his grip on Turkey with a referendum to centralize power, Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday on a mission to restore frayed ties.
16 May 2017
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday insisted he had the right to share sensitive information with Russia, saying he acted to help Moscow in its "fight against ISIS and terrorism."
15 May 2017
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but no Pacific-wide tsunami warning was issued.
15 May 2017
The Miss USA pageant on Sunday touted American diversity, and chose an African-American chemist with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to wear the crown.

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