How the Trump administration’s secret efforts to ease Russia sanctions fell short

In the early weeks of the Trump administration, former Obama administration officials and State Department staffers fought an intense, behind-the-scenes battle to head off efforts by incoming officials to normalize relations with Russia, according to multiple sources familiar with the events. Unknown

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President Trump declares victory on Obamacare repeal bill

President Trump delivered a victory speech in the Rose Garden at the White House on Thursday, shortly after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal and replace major parts of Obamacare.

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EPA wipes its climate change site as protesters march in Washington

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s main climate change website is “undergoing changes” to better reflect “the agency’s new direction” under Donald Trump. The announcement, made late Friday evening, left empty what was previously the “official government site” providing “comprehensive information

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White House defends President Trump’s golf habit and argues it’s different from Obama’s

During his daily briefing on Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer insisted that President Trump uses his time on the golf course productively. Spicer’s comments came in response to a question from Yahoo News noting that Trump has visited the golf course at least 10 times since taking office

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Meet the woman who broke barriers as a ‘hidden figure’ at the US Navy

The Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures” celebrates the true story of three African-American women who helped propel the U.S. space program to new heights. While Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan and Katherine Johnson were breaking barriers at NASA, another hidden figure, Raye Montague, was making history at the U.S. Navy.

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Donald Trump’s national security adviser Mike Flynn reported to NSA as White House refuses to offer backing

Donald Trump’s national security adviser has been reported to the National Security Agency over claims he violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Mike Flynn has been accused by the Democratic Coalition Against Trump (DCAT) of carrying out political activities seeking to influence the White House

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The timeline of Trump’s ties with Russia lines up with allegations of conspiracy and misconduct

President Donald Trump and several associates continue to draw intense scrutiny for their ties to the Russian government. A dossier of unverified claims alleges serious conspiracy and misconduct in the final months of the 2016 presidential campaign. The White House has dismissed the dossier as fiction, and most of the claims remain unverified.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Trump’s executive orders and her censure during the confirmation hearing for Jeff Sessions

Coming up at 11:50 a.m. Eastern: Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric speaks with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) following here censure by Republicans during the confirmation hearings for President Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, Sen. Jeff Sessions

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Exclusive: Face-to-face with Edward Snowden in Moscow on Trump, Putin and dwindling hopes of a presidential pardon

“It wasn’t so many years ago that people were saying, ‘This guy’s a Russian spy,'” said Snowden when asked by Couric how “nervous” he was about the possibility of losing his Russian sanctuary and being sent home to face criminal charges of theft of government property and violations of the Espionage

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‘Parks and Recreation’: Leslie Knope Writes Letter to America Following Donald Trump’s Victory

The following is a letter from Leslie Knope, who works for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Midwest Branch, in her hometown of Pawnee, Indiana.

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