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WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI director confirms that the agency is looking into possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of Donald Trump. It's part of a broader probe of Russian interference in last year's presidential election. James Comey spoke at the start of a congressional hearing examining Russian meddling and possible connections between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

WASHINGTON (AP) — At today's hearing on possible Russian interference in the election, the heads of the FBI and the National Security Agency have been contradicting President Donald Trump's claims that his phones had been ordered tapped by President Barack Obama during the campaign. The FBI director said he has "no confirmation that supports those tweets." And Mike Rogers, the director of the NSA, denies that the British intelligence community was ever asked to conduct electronic surveillance on Trump at the behest of Obama.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold his first meeting with Iraq's prime minister as he works to shape his policy for defeating the Islamic State group. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's first visit to Washington since Trump's inauguration comes as the new U.S. president gears up to host a 68-nation meeting focused on advancing the fight against the militant group. Despite his promises of a no-holds-barred strategy and to eradicate "radical Islamic terrorism," Trump has not yet proposed a new approach or tactics in Afghanistan or Iraq.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears deeply divided in a property rights dispute that could make it tougher for state and local governments to limit development in coastal areas. The justices heard arguments today in the case that involves a family's effort to sell part of its riverfront land in Wisconsin. The family says conservation rules forbidding the sale stripped the land of its value, and the government owes them compensation.

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Disney's new Beauty and the Beast has been pulled from cinemas in Kuwait after censors raised concerns over the film's content. The film, which has grossed more than $180 million overseas, has what has been called Disney's first "gay moment" for a character.

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