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Manafort’s Lawsuit Taking Aim at Mueller Is Tossed Out of Court

Judge Jackson’s decision allows Mr. Mueller’s team to proceed with a planned trial against Mr. Manafort, expected to begin this year. “It is a sound and well-established principle that a court should not exercise its equitable powers to interfere with or enjoin an ongoing criminal investigation when the defendant will …

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5 Takeaways From the House Report on Russian Election Meddling

Those “judgments regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strategic objectives for disrupting the U.S. election,” the Republicans wrote, “failed to meet longstanding standards.” But they offered no analysis or evidence supporting that claim, instead alluding vaguely to still-classified matters and saying the committee would put out additional material later. In their …

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Korean Accord Draws Praise, and Caution, From North’s Neighbors

China, which has been enforcing United Nations economic sanctions against North Korea, its longtime but wayward ally, urged the two Koreas and other countries to “maintain the momentum for dialogue and work together to promote the denuclearization of the peninsula.” “China welcomes it and extends its congratulations,” Lu Kang, the …

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Former Trump Tower Burns in Azerbaijan, Injuring at Least 4

Mr. Trump had partnered in the development with the son of a former minister of transportation in the oil-rich former Soviet state. The Trump-branded hotel never opened, but it was dogged by controversy. Mr. Trump cut the deal despite allegations by United States diplomats that the minister had dealings with …

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Firing of House Chaplain Causes Uproar on Capitol Hill

But the dismissal appears to be an unforced error in a political year when Republicans cannot afford mistakes. The controversy exposed long-simmering tensions between Roman Catholics and evangelical Christians over who should be lawmakers’ religious counselor. And a public clash between Southern evangelical Republicans and Northern Catholics could play to …

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