'Manafort and his lies' at heart of case, prosecution argues

Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday
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'Put aside' rebuff of prosecutors, judge tells Manafort jury

Prosecutors in Manafort trial say judge wrongly scolded them in front of the jury
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2 'whites-only' gang members accused in slaying plead guilty

Federal authorities say a leader and a member of a prison-based "whites only" gang have pleaded guilty in Louisiana to being accessories after the fact in a 2016 slaying
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Alabama project aims to ensure student-athlete safety

Are our student-athletes safe enough? This project aims to ensure they are
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All eyes on 'right-hand man' as Manafort trial resumes

The most critical moment in Paul Manafort's trial will arrive next week with the testimony of his longtime associate Rick Gates
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Analysis: La. college students start new year with fee hikes

When thousands of Louisiana college students return to classes this week, many of them face another round of boosted costs, as the price tag for getting a degree creeps ever higher.
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Analysis: Officials weigh in on marijuana permit applicants

Elected officials sought to offer recommendations for Louisiana's medical marijuana dispensing permits, but seemed to have minimal, if any, sway
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Another socialist victory: Salazar wins NY Senate primary

Democratic Socialist Julia Salazar has overcome scrutiny of her personal life and questions about truthfulness to win the Democratic primary for a state senate seat in Brooklyn
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Artwork from inmates at Virginia jails goes on display

Artwork from inmates at Virginia jails goes on display at Torpedo Factory
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Banker: Chairman OK'd Manafort loans, eyed Trump cabinet job

A New York bank executive says Paul Manafort received more than $16 million in loans after the bank's chairman expressed interest in joining Donald Trump's cabinet
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Behind Ocasio-Cortez's upset victory, an unconventional crew

Energy healer. Heavy metal singer. Food blogger. Meet the offbeat campaign staff that helped propel Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez into the national political spotlight.
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Bitter primary brewing for Rhode Island's embattled governor

A contentious and bitter Democratic gubernatorial primary in Rhode Island pits the state's well-funded incumbent governor against a former secretary of state
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Boats used to help escape low-level Alexandria flooding

About eight people were escorted to higher land on boats to escape low -level flooding in Old Town Alexandria
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Bookkeeper: Paul Manafort 'approved every penny' of bills

Paul Manafort's bookkeeper has testified that the former Trump campaign chair kept her in the dark about the foreign bank accounts he was using to buy millions in luxury items and personal expenses
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Boxers or briefs? Beto O'Rourke livestreams his laundry

In his bid to upset Republican Ted Cruz, Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke livestreams constantly, usually multiple times daily
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Capitol Watch: Cuomo, Nixon notch endorsements

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and challenger Cynthia Nixon are racking up endorsements with less than six weeks to go before the Democratic primary
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Carper wins, antiestablishment wave ebbs in Delaware

U.S Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has easily fended off a challenge from a political newcomer who was part of an antiestablishment wave of young activists hoping to move the Democratic Party farther to the left
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Carper-Harris matchup highlights Delaware primary elections

A battle between the state's senior senator and an upstart challenger riding an antiestablishment wave within the Democratic Party highlights Thursday's primary elections in Delaware
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City tweaks sign for Paul Manafort Drive amid son's trial

A Connecticut city has tweaked its sign for Paul Manafort Drive because the name agitated some residents
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Closing arguments set in Manafort's financial fraud trial

Closing arguments set in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial after defense decides not to call any witnesses
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Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump in hush-money scheme

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, has pleaded guilty to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying he and Trump arranged the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model
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Concrete dream: Some envision new I-14 route through South

Supporters of a proposed new interstate that would connect communities in five southern states say it would reduce poverty and improve the lives of residents along the route
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Connecticut zoo welcomes a baby giant anteater

Connecticut's only zoo has announced the birth of a baby giant anteater
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Cross-examination focuses on Manafort protege's own crimes

Questioning of Manafort protege focuses on his own crimes, an extramarital affair and plea deal
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Cuomo defeats Nixon in NY gubernatorial primary

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has defeated primary challenger Cynthia Nixon to win his party's nomination for a third term
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Cuomo easily defeats Nixon in NY gubernatorial primary

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has defeated primary challenger Cynthia Nixon to win his party's nomination for a third term
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Dealer pleads guilty to helping cheat casino out of $1M

A man who worked as a baccarat dealer at a Maryland casino has pleaded guilty to helping players cheat the casino out of just over $1 million in exchange for a share of the proceeds
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Dealer pleads guilty, helped players cheat casino out of $1M

A man who worked as a baccarat dealer at a Maryland casino has pleaded guilty to helping players cheat the casino out of just over $1 million in exchange for a share of the proceeds
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Defense rests in fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort without calling witnesses.

Defense rests in fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort without calling witnesses.
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Defiant Pelosi says she's staying: 'I can take the heat'

Pelosi says she's not going anywhere and begins to lay out agenda if Democrats retake the House
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Defying polls, Nixon looks to upset Cuomo in NY gov primary

Democratic primary voters in New York will soon settle the contentious primary battle between two-term Gov. Andrew Cuomo and liberal challenger Cynthia Nixon
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Delaware's Carper a breakwater for an antiestablishment wave

U.S Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has easily fended off a challenge from a political newcomer who was part of an antiestablishment wave of young activists hoping to move the Democratic Party farther to the left
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Democrat Schrier advances in Washington's 8th District

Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced in Washington's 8th District Congressional primary, seeking to be the first member of her party to ever win the seat
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Democratic Socialists of America endorses Ringelstein

The Democratic Socialists of America is endorsing Zak Ringelstein in his bid to unseat popular independent Sen. Angus King
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Democrats spar over advocacy, leadership in debate

The Democrat challenging U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano in next month's primary in Massachusetts' 7th District says if elected she'd likely vote the same as the incumbent would, but would 'lead differently'
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Democrats who backed NY Senate's GOP leaders targeted

A small group of Democrats who had empowered Republicans in the New York state senate is being targeted for ouster in next week's primary election
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Democrats' newest star meets with lawmakers at Capitol

The Democratic party's newest star, New York City congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, visited the Capitol Tuesday to meet with lawmakers who may soon be colleagues
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Democrats: Audit doesn't show fraud in Louisiana Medicaid

Some state senators are downplaying a legislative audit that criticized Louisiana's health department as sloppy in monitoring billions of dollars sent to private companies that manage Medicaid patient care
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Ethiopia human rights abuses could cost man US citizenship

A Virginia man's U.S. citizenship is in jeopardy, with authorities saying he failed to disclose his role in suspected human rights abuses in Ethiopia
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Ex-congressman wins Hawaii Democratic primary for Congress

Former Congressman Ed Case is the Democratic Party's nominee to represent Honolulu in Congress
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Ex-congressman wins Hawaii Democratic primary for US House

Former Congressman Ed Case is the Democratic Party's nominee to represent Honolulu in the U.S. House
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Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges

The jury in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort wants to know what to do if it cannot reach a consensus for a single count in the case
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Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty on 8 charges

Manafort's jovial appearance turns blank as jury finds him guilty of eight counts in financial fraud trial
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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen pleads guilty in hush-money scheme

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer," has pleaded guilty to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying he and Trump arranged the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model
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Feinstein remains favorite in California race despite snub

Sen. Dianne Feinstein remains the favorite to capture California's U.S. Senate contest, despite seeing an endorsement from Democratic Party leaders go to her little-known rival
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Follow the money: Bookkeepers to testify in Manafort trial

Jurors in the Paul Manafort trial will be asked to follow the money, as prosecutors look to trace a direct line between wealthy Ukrainians and the former Trump campaign chairman.
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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges; mistrial declared on 10 others

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges; mistrial declared on 10 others
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Gates describes funneling millions through Cyprus accounts

Star witness in Paul Manafort's trial returns to witness stand after admitting to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from old boss
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Gates says Manafort told him to be truthful to FBI

The star witness in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial says the former Trump campaign chairman told him to be truthful about offshore shell companies and bank accounts in a 2014 FBI interview
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Gates, star witness against Manafort, concludes testimony

Paul Manafort's protégé has wrapped up his testimony aimed at implicating the former Trump campaign chairman in financial crimes
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