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WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence professionals warn that President Donald Trump's decision to give his loyal attorney general carte blanche to disclose still-secret material from the Russia investigation will let William Barr cherry-pick intelligence to paint a misleading picture about what started the probe. The president claims his campaign was spied upon, though Trump administration officials have said they have no specific evidence that anything illegal was done when the campaign came under FBI surveillance.
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The family of Jayme Closs says they are satisfied that the man who kidnapped her and killed her parents will be spending the rest of his life in prison. Jake Patterson was sentenced Friday to life in prison without release. He had previously pleaded guilty to the Oct. 15 killings of James and Denise Closs and to Jayme's abduction.
LONDON (AP) — Struggling to contain her emotions, Theresa May expressed "enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love" as she ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union. She said she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7, triggering a contest to choose a new prime minister who will try to complete Brexit. May will stay on as a caretaker prime minister until the new leader is chosen.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in California has blocked President Donald Trump from building sections of a border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the administration's efforts to redirect military-designated funds to build sections of wall on the Mexican border. His order applies to two planned projects to add 51 miles of fence in two areas.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has greeted U.S. troops in Alaska while on his way to a state visit in Japan. Trump shook hands and signed caps for the service members on the tarmac at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage. Air Force One stopped there to refuel before it continued on to Tokyo, where Trump is being welcomed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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