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President Donald Trump forced his controversial Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign on Wednesday, setting the stage for a potential showdown with newly energized Congressional Democrats over the investigation of Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends a news conference on the arrest of a suspect in the sending of at least a dozen parcel bombs to Democratic politicians and high-profile critics of President Trump.

U.S. President Donald Trump is boasting of "a Very Big Win" in Tuesday's national congressional elections, after Republicans strengthened their hold on the Senate, even as Democrats took control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years.

 

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President Donald Trump looks to the cheering crowd as he arrives to speak at a rally at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Fort Wayne, Ind.

It’s a pivotal moment for Nancy Pelosi — the beginning of a triumphal return as the nation’s first female House speaker, or the start of a political reckoning over who should lead Democrats in the Donald Trump era.

 

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi arrives to speak to a crowd of volunteers and supporters of the Democratic party at an election night event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Washington.

U.S. President Donald Trump is stoking new fears over undocumented immigrants just days before next week's national congressional elections and could tighten rules Thursday for migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.

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FILE - President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro, Ill.

President Donald Trump lectured the media at length on Friday evening, accusing reporters of trying “to use the sinister actions of one individual to score political points” against him hours after police apprehended a staunch supporter of his in connection with the mail-bomb scare targeting Democrats and CNN.

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President Donald Trump gestures to supporters as he takes the stage for a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, Oct. 26, 2018.

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has called on the Justice Department on Thursday to launch a criminal investigation into one of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's accusers and her lawyer.

 

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FILE - U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaks during a news conference to discuss the FBI background investigation into the assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 4, 2018.

Investigators are expressing confidence they will identify who is responsible for sending 10 pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and critics of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Emergency service personnel with a bomb-sniffing dog work outside the building that houses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office after a report of a suspicious package, Oct. 24, 2018, in New York.

VOA contributor Greta Van Susteren interviewed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Friday in Mexico City, where Pompeo is traveling.

 

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Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in Mexico City, Mexico

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, is resigning.

"It has been an honor of a lifetime," said Haley, sitting alongside President Donald Trump in the Oval Office where they announced her pending departure on Tuesday. "I'm not leaving until the end of the year."

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to members of the media at U.N. headquarters in New York, Sept. 10, 2018.

The U.S. Senate voted Saturday to approve Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, following weeks of controversy over sexual assault accusations and attacks on his character and temperament.

 

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FILE - Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 27, 2018. On Oct. 6, 2018, the Senate confirmed his nomination to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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