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Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart facing firestorm for signing Mar-a-Lago search warrant. Who is he?
Reinhart, who once defended sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's associates, faces intense heat from Trump's allies after approving the Mar-a-Lago warrant.       
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OnPolitics: PACT Act to help veterans exposed to toxic burn pits signed into law
The PACT Act is designed to provide health care benefits for veterans who were exposed to burn pits during deployment.       
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What you need to know about FBI Director Christopher Wray
Former President Donald Trump appointed Christopher Wray as FBI director in 2017, replacing James Comey.       
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Trump takes the Fifth in NY deposition; questions swirl about Mar-a-Lago search
Weeks ahead of Monday's FBI search of Mar-a-Lago, Justice officials made a visit to Trump's South Florida estate.      
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'They just did it this time': Nancy Pelosi addresses China's hostility over Taiwan visit
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed her recent trip to Taiwan, saying the purpose was to show the U.S. has a "strong relationship" with the country.       
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Concerns soar over fighting near Ukrainian nuclear plant; Russian journalist faces 10 years in prison: Live updates
Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven on Wednesday demanded that Russia return control of a nuclear plant to Ukraine. Live updates.       
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Donald Trump says he invoked 5th Amendment in deposition for New York investigation
Donald Trump's deposition comes days after his Mar-a-Lago home was searched by the FBI, related to an investigation into presidential records.      
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Biden thanks Jon Stewart at PACT Act signing, expands veteran healthcare benefits
President Biden signed the PACT Act, a bill that will ease access to medical care for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits.       
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Most Americans want chance to support abortion rights on state ballot, USA TODAY/Ipsos poll finds
Echoes of Kansas: Broad support for abortion measures on state ballots is more evidence of a backlash to the Dobbs decision.       
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Donald Trump knows what FBI agents took from Mar-a-Lago and why they took it, experts say
Donald Trump decried FBI agents executing a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago. But experts say he knows what they were looking for and why.       
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Trump faces deposition in New York civil investigation targeting Trump Organization
Donald Trump's deposition comes days after his Mar-a-Lago home was searched by the FBI, related to an investigation into presidential records.       
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Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry, a Trump ally, says FBI agents seized his cellphone
Perry compared the seizure of his cellphone to the search of former Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, describing it as 'banana republic tactics.'       
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'Extremely grave and dangerous': International leaders voice concern over fighting near Ukrainian nuclear plant. Live updates.
Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven on Wednesday demanded that Russia return control of a nuclear plant to Ukraine. Live updates.      
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Trump attorneys, Justice officials met this summer about documents: reports
Weeks ahead of Monday's FBI search of Mar-a-Lago, Justice officials made a visit to Trump's South Florida estate.       
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How old do you need to be president? Here is what you need to know.
If you want to be president there's an age requirement. You need to be at least 35 years old and a natural born citizen of the United States.      
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GOP, long the law and order party, slams FBI, Justice Department over search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago
House Republican leaders and some senators are defending former President Trump and rebuking the nation's top law enforcement agencies.       
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Russia has endured 80,000 casualties, US official says; oligarch's $90 million plane may be seized: Aug. 8 recap
The Biden administration will send another $1 billion in ammunition, weapons and vehicles to Ukraine, the Pentagon announced. Ukraine updates.       
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Primary takeaways: Dems eye WI Sen. Johnson; Vt looks to break ceiling; Omar survives MN squeaker
Wisconsin Democrats united behind Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, nominating him to face two-term GOP incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson in the November election.       
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Live updates: polls close for primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, Wisconsin
Wisconsin provides another window into Donald Trump's influence on the GOP a day after the FBI searched for classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago home.      
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Live updates: Primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, Wisconsin could help shape next Congress
Wisconsin provides another window into Donald Trump's influence on the GOP a day after the FBI searched for classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago home.       
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White House: Biden was not given a 'heads up' on FBI search of Mar-a-Lago
Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the "Justice Department conducts investigations independently," after the FBI searched Mar-a-Lago in Florida.       
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10 House Republicans voted to impeach Trump. How are they faring now?
10 House Republicans voted to impeach Trump, drawing his ire and a promise to exact revenge. Here's what those Republicans are doing now.       
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Biden was 'not aware' of FBI search on Trump's Mar-a-Lago before it was conducted, White House says
President Joe Biden was "not aware" of the FBI search on Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate before it was conducted, the White House said.       
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OnPolitics: POTUS signs computer chips manufacturing bill into law
The CHIPS Act is meant to boost domestic manufacturing of computer chips as well as reduce the United States' reliance on chips produced in China.       
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Judge punts Rudy Giuliani grand jury testimony to Aug. 17, if health permits
Rudy Giuliani, an ally of former president Donald Trump, is facing August dates with Atlanta-area grand jury examining 2020 election interference.       
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Could Trump be barred from office if he's convicted of removing classified documents?
A federal law on removing records is unlikely to disqualify ex-president Donald Trump from a second term in the White House, experts say.       
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Nancy Pelosi stands by decision to visit Taiwan, says it was 'worth it'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on NBC's 'Today,' on Tuesday that her trip to Taiwan was key and that China 'doing what they usually do' in response.       
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Trump records investigation: From early red flags to the search at Mar-a-Lago
A watchdog raised alarm about White House records in 2018. An 'unprecedented' search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago on Aug. 8 is related to a records probe.       
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What to know about Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida
The estate, which was built in 1927 by Marjorie Merriweather Post, is now a private club and Trump's winter residence.       
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Appeals court signs off on House committee request for Trump's tax records
The House Ways and Means Committee asked for ex-President Donald Trump's tax returns in 2021 to help assess the IRS's presidential audit program.       
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