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Barr could brief Congress on Mueller report within days

by Mickey McLean & Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/22/19, 07:05 pm

UPDATE: In a letter to key members of Congress, Attorney General William Barr said he could update them on the “principal conclusions” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative report as soon as this weekend. Leaders of both parties welcomed the news. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he hoped the findings of the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election would “help inform and improve our efforts to protect our democracy.” Democrats demanded that Barr make public the full contents of the report.

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Trump vetoes emergency-ending resolution

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/15/19, 04:46 pm

President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency Friday, overruling Congress’ resolution to block his emergency declaration for funding a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The president signed the veto in the Oval Office, accompanied by law enforcement officials and the parents of children killed by illegal immigrants. “Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution,” Trump said. “And I have the duty to veto it.”

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U.S. grounds Boeing 737 Max airplanes

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 3/13/19, 04:54 pm

The United States issued an emergency order on Wednesday grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday that killed all 157 on board. President Donald Trump announced the order, citing “new information” that had come to light in the ongoing investigation into the incident.

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