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Anthony Scott Lloyd sentenced in Maxine Waters death threat

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles man who threatened to kill Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters in a profanity-laced voicemail has been sentenced to six months of home detention.

Anthony Scott Lloyd also was sentenced Monday to three years’ probation and 100 hours of community service.

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p>The 45-year-old Lloyd pleaded guilty …

Anderson Cooper of CNN calls Trump-Putin news conference 'disgraceful'

NEW YORK — Seconds after President Donald Trump’s news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin ended Monday, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper called the American leader’s performance “disgraceful.”

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p>It was the most startling of several strong media reactions to the session, televised live by the largest American broadcasters and cable news …

Watchdog group: probe ex-Cuomo aide's use of state office

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A government watchdog group is calling for an ethics investigation into whether an ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo misused state resources while leading Cuomo’s 2014 campaign.

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p>Common Cause-New York called for the probe on Monday, a day after The Times-Union of Albany reported that Joe Percoco’s …

Schumer: Trump's national security team must testify before Congress about Putin summit

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer called Monday on President Trump’s national security team to testify before Congress about what was said before and after Mr. Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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p>The New York Democrat called for Republicans to join with his party in demanding answers about why …

Conservative group releases new round of ads supporting Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

A conservative group released its third round of advertisements Monday in support of Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, airing in four red states with Democratic senators.

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p>The Judicial Crisis Network said its ad buy of $1.4 million will air for one week in Alabama, Indiana, North Dakota and West …

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