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BOSTON (Reuters) – The former chief executive of specialty finance lender Hercules Capital Inc and a former food manufacturer executive have agreed to plead guilty to charges related to their role in the U.S. college admissions scandal, prosecutors said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Manuel Henriquez, founder and chairman and CEO of Hercules Technology Growth Capital,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top White House aide’s suggestion that President Donald Trump wanted a political favor from Ukraine in exchange for military aid upended the administration’s impeachment strategy and left Republican allies flummoxed and frustrated. FILE PHOTO: Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney addresses reporters during a news briefing at the White
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two American businessmen charged with conspiring to violate campaign finance laws with former associates of U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani pleaded not guilty on Thursday. Ukrainian-born businessman Andrey Kukushkin departs after his arraignment at the United States Courthouse in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., October
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FILE PHOTO: The Reverend Bernice King daughter of Martin Luther King Jr speaks at the National Bar Association’s 60th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Montgomery, December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Disinformation campaigns helped lead to the assassination of Martin Luther King, the daughter of the U.S. civil rights champion
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Teachers in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system picketed outside of schools on Thursday during their first day of a strike after protracted labor negotiations between the union and district leadership failed to produce a deal. Teachers and parents picket in front of and near Helen C. Pierce School of International Studies
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who abruptly resigned last week spoke on Wednesday to an impeachment inquiry into allegations President Donald Trump pursued political interests in his dealings with Ukraine. Former Pompeo adviser Michael McKinley, the latest senior administration official to give closed-door testimony to the Democratic-led
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopefuls denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops back from northern Syria, saying in an Ohio debate on Tuesday he had endangered America’s longtime Kurdish allies while empowering foes Russia and Syria. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump pauses as he addresses conservative activists at the Family Research
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The barrage of questions fired at Elizabeth Warren at Tuesday’s debate in Ohio underscored her new front-runner status in the Democratic presidential race, but also lingering concern within the party over whether the progressive senator can defeat President Donald Trump next year. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks during the fourth
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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, long a standard bearer for progressive causes, has secured the endorsement of the newest star on the leftist stage,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said on Tuesday they will not cooperate with a U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival. The decision to defy congressional subpoenas opens the two men to possible contempt
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday questioned George Kent, a U.S. career diplomat who has spent much of his career fighting corruption in Ukraine and elsewhere. George Kent, deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasian Affairs, arrives to testify at a closed-door
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser testified for more than nine hours on Monday behind closed doors as the latest witness summoned in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry against Trump over his request that Ukraine investigate a domestic political rival. Fiona Hill, former senior director for European and Russian Affairs on Trump’s
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