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Trump says FBI "spy" was embedded in his campaign

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President Trump has seized on reports that an FBI informant was allegedly embedded in the 2016 Trump campaign. In a series of tweets, Mr. Trump said the FBI implanted, for political purposes "a spy in the Trump campaign." Mola Lenghi…

Saturday, May 19

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China agrees to "significantly increase" imports

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The announcement came in a joint statement from the United States and China following trade negotiations this week

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Is immigration a land mine for GOP ahead of midterms?

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The GOP needs unity, but an immigration push is fraught with factions

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Jimmy Carter jabs Trump in commencement speech

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The former president joked about the size of the crowd

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First Lady Melania Trump returns to White House after days in hospital

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The first lady had been hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for a procedure to treat a kidney condition

Trump plans aggressive stumping in midterms — but is he wanted?

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"One of the concerns is whether he'll stick to script," said Senate Leadership Fund Steven Law

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Reports: FBI informant interacted with Trump campaign

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The reports emerged as President Trump tweeted about a "spy" in his campaign

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Trump offers support in wake of deadly school shooting in Texas

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President Trump was preparing to speak at a summit on prison reform when he was forced to again address the nation's plague of gun violence. There have already been 16 school shootings this year, according to The Washington Post. Paula…

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Trump administration ends aid for northwestern Syria

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Pull out is latest demonstration of the administration's intent to briskly exit the country once ISIS is fully defeated

Trump pushed postmaster to double Amazon's shipping rates, report says

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Trump personally urged Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the U.S. Postal Service's shipping rate for Amazon and other companies, the Washington Post reported

Friday, May 18

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What's behind Trump's FBI spy theory?

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President Trump is tweeting that the Department of Justice was spying on his campaign -- but does that pass the smell test?

Trump asked Bill Gates the difference between HIV and HPV

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Gates also said Trump questioned use of vaccines and talked about himself in third person, according to video obtained by MSNBC

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At White House summit on prison reform, Trump mourns Texas victims

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The White House is focusing on narrower prison reforms, like reducing recidivism rates — not sentencing reform

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House fails to pass farm bill because of fight over immigration

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The House Freedom Caucus wanted a vote on immigration before the vote on the massive agriculture and food bill

Trump taps Robert Wilkie to run VA

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"He doesn't know this yet," Trump said of Wilkie, adding, he was sorry he "ruined the surprise"

At DNC women's forum, Hillary Clinton declares Democrats stand for truth, evidence and facts

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"We have kind of an affection for evidence. We think it should inform our policies, because they'll actually work better," she declared

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Democrats get giddy about a perennial target: Arizona

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Democrats hope that a primary between three Republicans helps them get a shot at an open U.S. Senate seat

Venezuela holds presidential election as country plunges deeper into crisis

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Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is likely to be re-elected Sunday despite an escalating economic and humanitarian crisis in the country. CBSN contributor and Signal newsletter writer for GZERO Media, Alex Kliment, explains how…

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McCain says Americans deserve more from government

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McCain made the comments in a new HBO documentary, "John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls"

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Dramatic new drone video shows U.S. forces fighting for their lives

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The U.S. soldiers, thinking they would soon be overrun, wrote messages to loved ones from their devices

Trump resurrects "covfefe" in White House video about the Laurel-Yanny debate

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The White House released a video of top staffers — and President Trump — interpreting the audio debated across the country

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Trump wants staffer who leaked story about McCain comment fired - AP

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White House has not publicly apologized for Kelly Sadler's remark about McCain, that "he's dying anyway" and remains focused instead on who leaked to the media

GOP leaders weigh two immigration bills

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Conservatives are trying to force a vote on a bill that would curb legal immigration and help secure border wall funding

Trump tweets about a "spy" in the campaign

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The president has continued to criticize the Justice Department and FBI

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White House plans for Trump meeting with Kim Jong Un despite threats

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In multiple appearances Thursday, President Trump told reporters that plans for the much-anticipated June meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are moving forward. Major Garrett reports.

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Trump wants staffer who leaked story about McCain comment fired

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White House has not publicly apologized for Kelly Sadler's remark about McCain, that "he's dying anyway" and remains focused instead on who leaked to the media

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What does "denuclearization" mean for North Korea?

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This week on "The Takeout," Gen. Michael Hayden explains what Kim Jong Un is hoping to get out of his planned summit with President Trump in June, and what could happen if negotiations fail

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Abortion battle brews over expected Trump administration proposal

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White House reportedly wants to resurrect rule that would ban federally funded clinics from discussing abortion, sharing space with providers

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Former Trump campaign chairman's ex-son-in-law cuts plea deal: Report

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The former son-in-law of the former Trump campaign manager has cut a deal with prosecutors, according to Reuters

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Missouri Gov. refuses to quit as lawmakers prepare for special session

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Missouri lawmakers will hold a special legislative session starting Friday focused on potentially disciplining the governor