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Watch live: Press briefing with Press Secretary Sean Spicer and EPA chief Scott Pruitt

Los Angeles Times

Trump pulls U.S. out of Paris climate change accord President Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate change accord Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests


NATO chief says terrorists lose if people live the lives they want

Los Angeles Times

President Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate change accord Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests NATO Secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg, who was Norway's prime minister during a mass shooting there in 2011, said Sunday that the terrorist attack in London was an assault on open, free societies. "The terrorists, they want to change the way we live," he said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "They want to attack our open, free societies." He urged people to "continue to live the lives we want to live, because then the terrorists will lose." Stoltenberg said the London attack underscored the importance of using many tools against terrorism: fighting the ideology of extremism, taking political and diplomatic steps, and using the military, as is occurring in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere.


Special counsel investigation includes Manafort case, may expand to attorney general

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Trump pulls U.S. out of Paris climate change accord President Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate change accord Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests The Associated Press has learned that the special counsel running the U.S. investigation into possible ties between President Trump's campaign and Russia's government has assumed oversight of an ongoing investigation involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller may also expand to look into the roles of Atty. The Justice Department's criminal investigation into Manafort, who was forced to resign in August amid questions over his past business dealings in Ukraine, predated the election and the counterintelligence probe investigating possible collusion between Moscow and associates of Trump. The move to consolidate the matters indicates that Mueller is assuming a broad mandate in his new role.


President Trump not saying 'You're hired!' often, as White House leaves many top slots vacant

Los Angeles Times

President Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate change accord Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests President Trump not saying'You're hired!' often, as White House leaves many top slots vacant Many of the office suites reserved for top civilian officials at the Pentagon sit empty or have temporary fill-ins while Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis worries about North Korea and Iran. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin lacks appointed loyalists in any of the 17 top spots below him as he rewrites the nation's byzantine tax code. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson similarly relies on a skeleton staff to conduct global diplomacy, with dozens of jobs open. And in the White House, President Trump still depends on a communications director who resigned last month -- because he hasn't found a replacement. More than four months after taking office, the president who built his brand telling people "You're fired!" is having a hard time staffing up.


Putin: Claims of Russian meddling in U.S. election lack substance

Los Angeles Times

Trump pulls U.S. out of Paris climate change accord President Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate change accord Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday denied that Russia meddled in the U.S. presidential election, saying the claims to the contrary lack substance. Speaking at an economic forum in St. Petersburg, Putin said that the claims contained "nothing concrete, only assumptions." He added that IP addresses allegedly belonging to Russian hackers could have been easily rigged and couldn't stand as evidence. U.S. intelligence agencies have accused Russia of hacking into Democratic Party emails, helping Donald Trump's election victory, and congressional and FBI investigations into the Trump campaign's ties with Russia have broken the Kremlin's hopes for a detente with Washington. Putin attributed the accusations of Russian interference to the Democrats' anger over losing the vote, adding that Trump won because he was more successful in his campaign.