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This March 21, 2017, photo provided by the CIA, shows CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel. A former top U.S. intelligence official says President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next CIA director was cleared of wrongdoing years ago in the destruction of 92 videotapes showing terror suspects being subjected to waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques. The Associated Press has obtained a declassified memo that the CIA gave to Congress April 20, to counter opposition Gina Haspel faces from Democrats and liberal groups concerned about her role in the destruction of the tapes in 2005 and her overall role in the interrogation program. (CIA via AP)
Probe cleared Haspel in destruction of waterboarding tapesThe CIA has given lawmakers a memo showing President Donald Trump's pick to be the agency's next CIA director was cleared years ago of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes showing terror suspects being waterboarded
The Associated Press22 minutes ago
Former FBI director James Comey arrives at a Barnes & Noble book store to speak to an audience Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreementJames Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI director's memos show consensus on at least one thing: the need to hunt down leakers.
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
FILE--In this April 11, 2018, file photo, teachers at Tuscano Elementary School stage a "walk-in" for higher pay and school funding Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Phoenix. Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
Arizona is next stop for movement seeking better teacher payArizona is next stop for national movement seeking better teacher pay
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels,  talks to the media outside court in Los Angeles Friday, April 20, 2018.  A federal judge told lawyers for President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen that Cohen needs to file a declaration in court in order to delay a lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels aimed at dissolving a confidentiality agreement that prevents her from talking about an alleged affair with Trump.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Trump lawyer told put up or shut up to slow porn star suitA federal judge in Los Angeles has told lawyers for President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen that he needs to file a declaration in court in order to delay a lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
FILE--In this May 27, 2015, file photo, businessman Foster Friess is seen in Cabot, Pa. Friess announced his campaign for Wyoming governor Friday, April 20, 2018, at the Republican state convention in Laramie, Wyo. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, file)
Major GOP donor announces run for Wyoming governorRepublican Party top donor, fundraiser running for governor of Wyoming
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
Mourners leave the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston. Barbara Bush died on April 17, at the age of 92. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President George HW Bush greets mourners honoring his wifeFormer President George HW Bush greets mourners honoring his wife of 73 years, former first lady Barbara Bush
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
Missouri legislators approve numerous changes to electionsMissouri legislators approved numerous changes to local elections, including allowing voters to request absentee ballots by email
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
A lawsuit that was filed by the Democratic National Committee is photographed Friday, April 20, 2018, in Washington. The national Democratic Party sued President Donald Trump's campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks, accusing them of an intricate conspiracy to undercut Democrats in the 2016 election by stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
In court, Dems allege conspiracy between Trump camp, RussiaThe Democratic National Committee has sued President Donald Trump's campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks, saying they conspired to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this July 7, 2015 file photo, Gwen Carr holds a picture of her son, Eric Garner, during a news conference with relatives of New Yorkers killed by police, outside New York Gov. Andrew Coumo's office in New York. Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charging a New York police officer in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. But it’s unclear if that will happen. That’s according to a person familiar with the case who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Civil rights prosecutors urge charges in Garner deathFederal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charging a New York police officer in the 2014 death of Eric Garner
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The Latest: Governor vetoes 10 bills, wants teacher pay hikeArizona Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed 10 pieces of legislation to send a message to the Legislature that he wants them to send him a state budget that boosts teacher pay
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., confers with his communications aide Matt House as he speaks to reporters following a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Pot politics: Schumer joins politicians rethinking marijuanaThe top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Copies of the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey are photographed in Washington, Thursday, April 19, 2018. President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to memos maintained by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press. The 15 pages of documents contain new details about a series of interactions that Comey had with Trump in the weeks before his May 2017 firing. Those encounters include a White House dinner at which Comey says Trump asked him for his loyalty. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The Latest: Comey, Trump agreed on need to hunt down leakersJames Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI director's memos show consensus on at least thing: the need to hunt down leakers
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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