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Michael Flynn lawyers cut ties with Trump legal team, reports say

Michael Flynn lawyers cut ties with Trump legal team, reports say

SUMMARY: The Associated Press reported that a lawyer for Flynn communicated the decision to Trump's legal team this week.

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Al Franken admits 'I crossed a line' after groping allegations

Al Franken admits 'I crossed a line' after groping allegations

SUMMARY: One of the women described Franken as "a serial groper," and admitted that she voted for him despite the incident.

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AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

SUMMARY: Lawyers for Flynn and his son, Michael Flynn Jr., didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Flynn's lawyers end communication with Trump team, signaling cooperation with Mueller: NY Times

Flynn's lawyers end communication with Trump team, signaling cooperation with Mueller: NY Times

SUMMARY: REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File PhotoThe Times reported that Flynn’s lawyers had been sharing information with Trump’s legal team about the Mueller investigation.

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Ex-Rep. Hinchey, who pushed to protect the environment, dies

Ex-Rep. Hinchey, who pushed to protect the environment, dies

SUMMARY: Republican Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro said Hinchey left "a living, breathing legacy that remains a foundation of our quality-of-life" throughout New York state.

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Will a corporate tax cut lift worker pay? A union wants it in writing

Will a corporate tax cut lift worker pay? A union wants it in writing

SUMMARY: At a Wall Street Journal conference, Cohn asked his audience of chief executives how many of them would invest more if the tax cut were passed.

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Ex-Rep. Hinchey, who pushed to protect the environment, dies

Ex-Rep. Hinchey, who pushed to protect the environment, dies

SUMMARY: Republican Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro said Hinchey left "a living, breathing legacy that remains a foundation of our quality-of-life" throughout New York state.

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Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advances

Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advances

SUMMARY: "There's no brand that went up more than the Coast Guard," Trump told them "What a job you've done."

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Barton to go mum over disclosed photo, citing probe

Barton to go mum over disclosed photo, citing probe

SUMMARY: The consequences for Barton are not immediately apparent aside from his mortification: The relationship with the woman was evidently consensual.

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Barack Obama's legacy leaves Vladimir Putin as the man to see in the Middle East

Barack Obama's legacy leaves Vladimir Putin as the man to see in the Middle East

SUMMARY: Yes, the war is costing Russia money it doesn’t have, as social services continue to be cut.

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Nafta Talks Have High Stakes for Two Texas Bridge Owners

Nafta Talks Have High Stakes for Two Texas Bridge Owners

SUMMARY: The attractions draw more than 800,000 pedestrians across Mr. Sparks’s roadway every year, at a cost of 50 cents apiece.

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Is Anyone Good Enough for an H1-B Visa?

Is Anyone Good Enough for an H1-B Visa?

SUMMARY: As I make plans to go back to China, I find myself wondering: If I am not qualified to stay in the United States, then who is?

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Franken vows to regain trust of Minnesota after harassment allegations

Franken vows to regain trust of Minnesota after harassment allegations

SUMMARY: Four women have come forward to say that Franken fondled them as they posed for photos with him.

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Split from Trump indicates Flynn is moving to deal with Mueller

Split from Trump indicates Flynn is moving to deal with Mueller

SUMMARY: A deal with Flynn would give Mueller a behind-the-scenes look at the Trump campaign and the early tumultuous weeks of the administration.

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Maurice D. Hinchey, Congressman and Environmental Advocate, Dies at 79

Maurice D. Hinchey, Congressman and Environmental Advocate, Dies at 79

SUMMARY: Mr. Hinchey, a Democrat who retired from Congress in 2013 after 10 terms, began his political career as a state assemblyman in 1975.

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Will a Corporate Tax Cut Lift Worker Pay? A Union Wants It in Writing.

Will a Corporate Tax Cut Lift Worker Pay? A Union Wants It in Writing.

SUMMARY: When most developed nations have cut their corporate tax rate, he said, the resulting wage increases were “well north” of $4,000 per year for workers.

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Report: Flynn's lawyers no longer sharing information with Trump's legal team

Report: Flynn's lawyers no longer sharing information with Trump's legal team

SUMMARY: While Flynn's lawyers had previously shared information with Trump's team, the change does not necessarily indicate that Flynn is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

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Russia may ban foreign ships from Northern Sea Route

Russia may ban foreign ships from Northern Sea Route

SUMMARY: Analysts point out that some countries — most prominently the U.S. — contest exclusive Russian jurisdiction over the Northern Sea Route.

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Theresa May to warn of 'hostile' Russia threat to EU security

Theresa May to warn of 'hostile' Russia threat to EU security

SUMMARY: Image copyright ReutersPM Theresa May is to warn EU leaders to be wary of "hostile states like Russia" and pledge the UK will stay committed to European security after Brexit.

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Lord Kilclooney withdraws ‘Indian’ Leo Varadkar tweet

Lord Kilclooney withdraws ‘Indian’ Leo Varadkar tweet

SUMMARY: Image caption Lord Kilclooney said the tweet was "not racist" but "shorthand for an Indian surname which I could not spell"Former senior Ulster Unionist Lord Kilclooney has withdrawn a tweet in which he described Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar as "the Indian".

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