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Trump Picks Robert Wilkie to Head VA

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie is President Donald Trump’s pick to permanently lead the beleaguered department. Wilkie is a former Pentagon undersecretary for personnel and readiness. He’s led the…

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Ronny Jackson Withdraws From Consideration for VA Chief

Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s pick to lead Veterans Affairs, withdrew Thursday in the wake of late-surfacing allegations about overprescribing drugs and poor leadership while serving as a top White…

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Justice Department Proposes to Ban Bump Stocks

The Justice Department has proposed to ban bump stocks, devices that modify semi-automatic rifles to allow them to be fired more rapidly, making good on a promise by President Donald…

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FOCUS: Turmoil Shakes Up Interior Department

A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved and…

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Justice Dept Ramps Up Pressure on Sanctuary Cities

The Justice Department ramped up pressure Wednesday on “sanctuary cities” seeking public safety grant money, warning state and local officials they could be legally forced to prove they are cooperating…

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Manafort Sues Mueller, Justice Department Over Russia Probe

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, is suing special counsel Robert Mueller and the Justice Department. Manafort alleges in the lawsuit that Mueller exceeded his authority by investigating…

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Trump Accuses DOJ of Being Part of ‘Deep State’

President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department Tuesday of being part of the “deep state” and urged prosecution against a top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and…

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Cities Sue Defense Dept. Over Gun-Check System Failures

Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren’t reported to the national…

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FOCUS: Zinke Wants Smaller Monuments, But Not at Home

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has closely followed his boss’ playbook, encouraging mining and drilling on public lands and reducing the size of national monuments that President Donald Trump called a…

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