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Mueller's Russia team reportedly seeks White House records on Trump actions

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Investigation appears to enter new phase amid reports of request for documents related to Trump’s most controversial actions since taking office

The White House’s private jet problem | The minute

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Health secretary racks up at least $60,000 in charter jet costs in one week… (he’s a budget hawk)… Senate to vote on healthcare; Get the day’s politics news in 60 seconds every weekday. By Tom McCarthy

Trump's pick for chemical safety chief called 'voice of the chemical industry'

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Michael Dourson, president’s nominee for EPA position, founded consultancy in which he was paid to criticize studies questioning safety of clients’ products

Senate aims for healthcare vote next week as Obama condemns repeal effort

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Former president attacks ‘aggravating’ attempts to repeal Obamacare as Mitch McConnell prepares to bring Graham-Cassidy bill to floor

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US Federal Reserve begins unwinding stimulus and leaves interest rates on hold - as it happened

America’s central bank will begin unwinding its huge stimulus programme next month, as it leaves borrowing costs on hold

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Jake LaMotta – a life in pictures

Jake LaMotta, widely acknowledged as one of the toughest men to have entered a professional boxing ring, has died aged 95. The former world middleweight champion was best remembered for having fought the great Sugar Ray Robinson on six…

The great unwinding: Fed begins slow demise of its post-crash stimulus

The sell-off of its $4.5tn portfolio, bought to keep interest rates down after the financial crash, is as unprecedented as the stimulus programme that came before

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Hollywood should call out lying politicians. Jimmy Kimmel shows how | Arwa Mahdawi

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Celebrities are the unofficial legislators of American public opinion. Kimmel is using his platform to fight for better healthcare

Ignore Trump’s lies. North Korea is no threat to Britain | Simon Jenkins

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Kim Jong-un does not present an existential threat, and in the end it will be up to China to cut him down to size

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Hillary Clinton's What Happened sells 300,000 copies in first week

Clinton’s memoir and election postmortem has enjoyed the biggest debut for a nonfiction book in five years

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America gives $700bn to the military – but says healthcare is a luxury | Trevor Timm

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On Monday, the Pentagon received even more money than it had asked for. Funding war is something that both Democrats and Republicans can agree on

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Why it's time for the New York Giants to move on from Eli Manning

The improbable two-time Super Bowl winner is 36 and at the helm of the NFL’s most anemic offense. With no heir apparent in line, could a trade be the answer?

Nobody won at the Golovkin-Álvarez fight– and boxing was the biggest loser

The sport took a step forward with Saturday’s gripping fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Álvarez – and two steps back with more dubious judging

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A million tons of feces and an unbearable stench: life near industrial pig farms

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North Carolina’s hog industry has been the subject of litigation, investigation, legislation and regulation. But are its health and environmental risks finally getting too much?

Administration appointment could benefit grandson of Trump inquisitor

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Agriculture department hire spells state-level family opening for Senator Chuck Grassley who chairs the judiciary committee investigating Donald Trump Jr

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We're at the end of white Christian America. What will that mean?

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After accounting for eight out of 10 Americans in 1976, white Christians are now a minority, a study has found. The political implications could be profound

Bail roulette: how the same minor crime can cost $250 or $10,000

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An antiquated, haphazard system allowing counties to set bail for misdemeanors often caters to conservative values and targets the poorest people

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Rugby union international power rankings: who can challenge All Blacks? | Gerard Meagher

Our first power rankings since the 2015 World Cup mark two years to go until Japan 2019. England lead the chasing pack while Australia and Wales struggle

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Was Trump aiming at North Korea's Rocket Man or his friend next door?

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US president appeared to be directly threatening overwhelming military force against Pyongyang, but experts say there might have been another message

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Turkish president: Trump apologized for indictment of security staff in brawl

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says Trump called him about US legal action targeting 19 people involved in clash with peaceful protesters in Washington this year

Wednesday, Sep 20

Lindsey Graham: 'I've never felt better' about chances of Obamacare repeal

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The Republican sponsor of a last-gasp effort to tear down the Affordable Care Act said on Tuesday that he has “never felt better” about the chances of repealing the 2010 law.

Tuesday, Sep 19

Three Democratic congressmen arrested at Trump tower Daca protests

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US representatives Raúl Grijalva, Luis Gutiérrez and Adriano Espaillat joined demonstrators in refusing to move from Fifth Avenue in New York

What did we learn from Trump's UN speech? He'll never change | Ross Barkan

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The best we can hope for is a world where Trump and Kim decide they would rather play with other toys than their nuclear missiles

Donald Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' North Korea in UN speech

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Donald Trump has threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea, in a bellicose first address to the United Nations general assembly in which he lashed out at a litany of US adversaries and called on “righteous” countries to confront them.

Clinton takes on Trump, Putin and misogyny as fans flock to book tour

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Visiting Washington DC, the former secretary of state says Republicans ‘have a hard time thinking about a woman in the White House’

Monday, Sep 18

Last-gasp Republican effort to repeal Obamacare gains momentum

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A handful of Republican senators are attempting to revive the healthcare repeal effort that appeared all but dead and buried when Congress left Washington for the summer.

Donald Trump considering military parade for Fourth of July

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Donald Trump is considering staging a US military parade in Washington on the Fourth of July Independence Day holiday, inspired by the parade he saw on Bastille Day in Paris.

'Proud to be Mexican': Meet the baby whose huge image gazes over the border

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The art installation emerged last week near Tecate, highlighting controversy over Trump’s proposed wall – but Kikito’s family would rather stay in Mexico

St Louis protests turn violent for third night over acquittal of white officer in police killing

Police order crowds to disperse after dozens arrested at weekend during protests over acquittal of Jason Stockley

Sunday, Sep 17

Trump tweets anti-Clinton meme as tensions flare over her memoir

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The president retweeted a doctored video of him knocking Clinton over with a golf ball, as the former candidate’s election memoir reopened old wounds

'Strong possibility' of racial motivation in Baton Rouge killings, police say

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Authorities have person of interest, a 23-year-old white man, in custody following the fatal shootings of two black men last week

Trump's 'election integrity' group is waging war on the right to vote

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The president’s commission lead by Kris Kobach, a champion of repressive voting laws, could do significant damage to hard-won voting rights

White House denies US is planning to remain in Paris climate accord

Trump administration dismisses claim by EU official that US has offered to re-engage with the deal

Saturday, Sep 16

Hillary Clinton: there's a 'game that keeps women in their place'

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In an interview with the New York Times on Saturday, the defeated presidential candidate spoke frankly about misogyny

Juggalos and Trump backers to descend on Washington – at the same time

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Capital poised for busy weekend, with thousands of Insane Clown Posse fans protesting FBI treatment while president’s supporters plan ‘mother of all rallies’

Tracking Trump: Clinton warns of dystopia and Trump pivots on Daca

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The president reprised his dance with ‘Chuck and Nancy’ as the three held talks to protect the Dreamers, while Hillary Clinton’s election memoir hit shelves

Theresa May rebukes Trump | The minute

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Speculation on attack not ‘helpful’... US warns of ‘military option’ on North Korea … kid mows White House lawn... and more; Get the day’s politics news in 60 seconds every weekday. By Tom McCarthy