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President Donald Trump, second from right, speaks as he sits with Joshua Holt, left who was recently released from a prison in Venezuela, with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., right, and others, in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Five-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio, buys pizza in Rome, Italy, Saturday, May 26, 2018 (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP)
The Latest: Italy: President nixed Cabinet pick over marketsItalian President Sergio Mattarella said he refused to approve populist leaders' choice of an economy minister who has expressed anti-euro views because the appointment would have "alarmed markets and investors, Italians and foreigners."
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Colombians in Miami, Fla., vote in the first round of the presidential elections at Miami-Dade Wolfson Campus on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Even though the weather was very wet due to Tropical storm Alberto, turnout was good.(C.M. Guerrero/Miami Herald via AP)
No longer driven by conflict, Colombians vote for presidentLong lines of voters have formed as Colombians cast ballots in their first presidential election since the signing of a peace accord with the nation's biggest rebel group
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Giuliani advises no Mueller interview without informant infoPresident Donald Trump's legal team would advise that he refuse an interview with the special counsel unless his lawyers can review classified information shared with some lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling
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The Standing Rock tribe protest grew into a national event for environmental advocates, and pipeline opponents frequently clashed with police.
Pipeline pique complicates Heitkamp's 2nd term Senate hopesDemocrat Heidi Heitkamp's first Senate victory drew heavily on the American Indian vote, but it's not as assured in 2018 when she is seeking a second term
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FILE - In this March 30, 2017, file photo, the Capitol Dome is seen at dawn in Washington. The Senate has kicked off its annual attempt to pass government funding bills. Success is hardly assured, but President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill, and he insists that he'll get full funding for his border wall. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdownPresident Donald Trump has warned Congress that he'll never sign another trillion dollar plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March
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'Trump's Son Should Be Concerned' by Wiretap Request"Mr. Trump's son should be concerned." That's the word from Spanish investigator José Grinda, who says the FBI recently obtained wiretaps involving two Russians—oligarch Alexander Torshin and convicted money launderer Alexander Romanov—from Spanish police, Yahoo News reports. Seems the wiretaps led to a brief meeting between Torshin and...
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FILE - This Jan. 3, 1996 file photo shows California Assemblyman Scott Baugh, R-Huntington Beach, during an Assembly session in Sacramento, Calif. Republicans are defending a string of endangered U.S. House seats in California, but one of the toughest fights involves two of their own. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is being challenged in Southern California's 48th District by a one-time protege, lawyer Baugh. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Republicans turn on each other in California US House fightRepublicans are defending a string of endangered US House seats in California, but one of the toughest races involves two of their own
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ADDS NAME OF DAUGHTER - In this image provided by the Holt family, Joshua Holt, his wife Thamara and her daughter Marian Leal, board a plane at the airport in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 26, 2018.  Jailed in Venezuela on weapons charges nearly two years ago, Holt was released Saturday after a U.S. senator pressed for his freedom in a surprise meeting with President Nicolas Maduro. Holt and his wife, who also jailed, were reunited with her daughter from a previous relationship at Caracas’ airport where the three boarded a chartered flight to Washington. (Holt family photo via AP)
Backchannel, 'Dracula' help free Utah man in VenezuelaHow a secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed "Dracula" helped secure the release of an American jailed in Venezuela
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In Wisconsin, do too many Democrats want to be governor?Wisconsin Democratic voters are looking at a large field of candidates running for governor and starting to get a little nervous
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In this May 3, 2018, photo Billings attorney John Heenan waits for a candidate forum to begin, in Helena, Mont. Heenan is one of five candidates running for the Democratic nomination for Montana's U.S. House seat on June 5. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
Montana Democrats sense a chance to capture US House seatDemocrats seeking Montana's lone US House seat say they sense a real chance to win an office that's been in Republican hands for 21 years
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Conservative governor, liberal lawmakers clash in VermontVermont's fiscally conservative Republican Gov. Phil Scott is clashing with the state's famously liberal Legislature
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