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Woman accusing Trump of misconduct subpoenas presidential campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A woman who has said that U.S. President Donald Trump groped her during a 2007 meeting has subpoenaed his presidential campaign for any documents concerning similar allegations, according to a subpoena filed in New York State Supreme Court.

U.S. judge questions challengers of Trump's latest travel ban

GREENBELT, Maryland (Reuters) - A U.S. judge lobbed tough questions at attorneys representing refugee groups and immigrant advocates seeking to overturn the Trump administration's latest policy banning citizens of some countries from entering the United States.

Trump says he will 'look into' drug czar pick following report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would "look into" a report that his nomination for drug czar championed a law weakening the Drug Enforcement Administration's capacity to slow the flow of drugs that have fueled the country's opioid epidemic.

U.S. condemns Venezuelan elections as neither free nor fair

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday condemned Venezuela's weekend gubernatorial elections as neither free nor fair and vowed to use its economic and diplomatic power to support Venezuelans in restoring democracy in the oil-exporting nation.

U.S. 'not taking sides' in Iraqi-Kurdish dispute: Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said the United States will not take sides in the clash between independence-seeking Kurds and the Iraqi government but expressed disappointment the two sides were in conflict.

Trump says administration to make opioid announcement next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration would likely make an announcement next week on the opioid crisis, which a White House commission suggested should be declared a national emergency.

Trump upbeat on bipartisan U.S. healthcare fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump expressed optimism on Monday that Republicans and Democrats in Congress will craft a short-term fix for healthcare insurance markets after he last week scrapped Obamacare subsidies to insurers.

Trump, McConnell show Republican unity at White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell tried to move past the tensions that followed the collapse of the healthcare reform effort on Monday with a show of unity that focused on tax reform and other items on the Republican agenda.

Trump: working closely with Senate Republican leader McConnell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are working very closely on a number of Republican initiatives, including tax reform, and described their relationship as closer than ever, despite his own public barbs after the Senate failed to move on healthcare reform.

EPA head seeks to avoid settlements with green groups

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a directive to his agency on Monday seeking to end the practice of settling lawsuits with environmental groups behind closed doors, saying the groups have had too much influence on regulation.

U.S. Senator Menendez's corruption trial to proceed: judge

NEWARK, N.J. (Reuters) - The bribery case against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez survived a key test on Monday, as the federal judge overseeing his trial rejected a defense motion to throw out the most serious charges.

Trump says working on welfare reform proposals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he is weighing recommendations for welfare reform as his government looks for ways to cut costs.

Republican U.S. Senator Cochran postpones return to Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Thad Cochran has delayed his return to Washington following a medical procedure, his office said on Monday, possibly complicating passage of a budget blueprint that is needed to push through the Republicans' plan for tax reform.