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Trump says he doesn't think personal lawyer will `flip'

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President Donald Trump says he doesn't expect personal lawyer Michael Cohen to "flip" as the government investigates Cohen's business dealings.

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The Latest: Anti-nuclear group backs US-NKorea talks

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A U.S. ambassador says his country is maintaining a "maximum pressure campaign" to convince North Korea to denuclearize. More>>

GOP slams Cuomo for restoring parolee voting

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Republicans are blasting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order restoring the voting rights of parolees.

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Poll: Cuomo maintains big lead over Nixon among NY Dems

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A new poll says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a big lead over Cynthia Nixon among New York Democrats -- though the "Sex and the City" actress is gaining slightly on the two-term incumbent.

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The Latest: No immediate ruling on FBI raid of Trump lawyer

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Lawyers for President Donald Trump's personal attorney say investigators "took everything" during raids last week on his residence and office. More>>

NY government watchdogs renew call for corruption crackdown

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Government watchdog groups are renewing their call on Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York state Legislature to agree on measures that will strengthen transparency and crack down on corruption.

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The Latest: Russia says no evidence of gas attack in Douma

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France's foreign minister has cancelled trips to Albania and Slovenia because of rising global tensions around Syria. More>>

Trump, aides fire back on Twitter after Comey's book release

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Top White House aides are pushing back on a new book from former FBI director James Comey that depicts President Donald Trump as unethical and "untethered to the truth."

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Trump lawyers launch court challenge on FBI raid

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The latest on efforts by President Donald Trump's personal attorney to prevent the government from using materials it found in a search of his office and residence.

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Carter to Trump: shun military action, keep country at peace

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Former President Jimmy Carter says he prays that President Donald Trump will "keep our country at peace" and avoid military action involving North Korea, Syria or Russia. More>>

Green Party candidate plans 3rd campaign in governor's race

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Howie Hawkins, a two-time Green Party candidate for New York governor who finished third in the 2014 election, plans to announce that he's again seeking the party's nomination to run in the November election.

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Sessions to address immigration at border sheriffs meeting

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As thousands of National Guard troops deploy to the Mexico border, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is also traveling to the Southwest to speak about immigration to a meeting of sheriffs Wednesday.

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The Latest: Trump's national security team meets on Syria

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After Russia warned the United States against military strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump says missiles "will be coming.". More>>

New policy aims to stamp out harassment in state government

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A culture of secrecy has long shielded state lawmakers accused of sexual harassment in New York. But advocates hope a new policy will bring accountability and prevent further misconduct.

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Schumer to feds: Release funds for state VA medical centers

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to allocate hundreds of millions of dollars for much-needed upgrades at VA hospitals across New York state.

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President Trump: Paul Ryan leaves 'legacy of achievement'

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The Latest on Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan's decision not run for re-election.

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The Latest: NY prosecutor recused from Michael Cohen probe

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President Donald Trump is fuming about abuse of attorney-client privilege after federal agents raised his personal attorney's office in New York. More>>

Stocks surge as China trade tensions ease

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The latest on developments in financial markets. 

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Day after Bolton takes over, homeland security aide is out

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President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser is resigning in the latest White House departure.

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NY Assemblyman Clifford Crouch to seek 13th term Video included

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Republican Assemblyman Clifford Crouch of Bainbridge announced he will seek re-election to the 122nd Assembly seat. 

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President Trump calls Mueller probe an 'attack' on US

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President Donald Trump is calling special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into election meddling "an attack on our country" during a White House meeting with top military advisers.

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The Latest: Trump expects NKorea meeting in May or June

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President Donald Trump says he expects to meet with North Korea on its nuclear program in May or June. More>>

Attorney: Federal agents seize documents from Trump lawyer

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Federal agents carrying court-authorized search warrants have seized documents from President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen.

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Police arrest NYC mayoral aide on gun charges

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A staff member in Mayor Bill de Blasio's Office of Criminal Justice has been arrested after police say they found a loaded handgun in a vehicle she was a passenger in.

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US says North Korea is willing to discuss nuclear program

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North Korea's government has communicated directly with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his nuclear program with President Donald Trump.

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The Latest: McCain: Trump move 'emboldened' Syria in attack

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Sen. John McCain says President Donald Trump "emboldened" the Syrian government to commit a suspected chemical attack on its people by signaling last week that the U.S. planned to withdraw its troops from the country.

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  • Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner

    Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:56:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). The U.S., and French flags are displayed on the Eisenhower Executive Office Building as seen through the portico of the West Wing of the White House, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump plans to celebr...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). The U.S., and French flags are displayed on the Eisenhower Executive Office Building as seen through the portico of the West Wing of the White House, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump plans to celebr...
    Vive le France: President Donald Trump to host his first big social event, a state dinner for President Emmanuel Macron.
    Vive le France: President Donald Trump to host his first big social event, a state dinner for President Emmanuel Macron.
  • Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of trade fights

    Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of trade fights

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:56:12 GMT
    ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, right, accompanied by Deputy Assistant Secretary Jason Chung arrives to the G-20 meeting during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington, Friday, April 20, 2018.( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, right, accompanied by Deputy Assistant Secretary Jason Chung arrives to the G-20 meeting during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington, Friday, April 20, 2018.
    Trump administration defends tough trade stance at global finance meetings.
    Trump administration defends tough trade stance at global finance meetings.
  • The Latest: Barbara Bush procession arrives at Texas A&M

    The Latest: Barbara Bush procession arrives at Texas A&M

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:56:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Attendees arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Attendees arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston.
    Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin's Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.
    Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin's Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.
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