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  • Scaramucci awaits U.S. approval for China deal
    on July 22, 2017 at 3:41 am

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anthony Scaramucci, the Trump administration's new communications director, has yet to get approval from U.S. regulators to sell his hedge fund firm to a group led by Chinese conglomerate HNA, according to a person familiar with the matter. […]

  • Trump's new hire Scaramucci makes conciliatory debut with media
    on July 22, 2017 at 3:41 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If President Donald Trump, who refers to the media as "fake news," wants his staff to use a more conciliatory approach with journalists, new communications director Anthony Scaramucci may be implementing such a shift - for now. […]

  • White House spokesman Spicer out as Trump seeks to fix image
    on July 22, 2017 at 2:02 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, ending a short and turbulent tenure that made him a household name and the butt of late-night television comedy lampoons, amid further upheaval within President Donald Trump's inner circle. […]

  • Ex-CIA head says Trump remarks on Russia interference 'disgraceful'
    on July 22, 2017 at 1:33 am

    ASPEN, Colo. (Reuters) - Former CIA director John Brennan on Friday criticized as "disgraceful" President Donald Trump's efforts to play down U.S. intelligence agencies' assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election. […]

  • Special counsel asks White House to save Trump Jr., Russian meeting documents
    on July 22, 2017 at 1:30 am

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The special counsel investigating possible collusion between President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia has asked White House officials to preserve any records of a meeting last year between the president's eldest son and a Russian lawyer, according to a source with knowledge of the request. […]

  • Senate rule deals setback to Republican healthcare bill
    on July 22, 2017 at 12:50 am

    (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Senate were dealt another blow in their effort to repeal Obamacare on Friday when the keeper of the Senate's rules said certain provisions in their healthcare bill, such as defunding Planned Parenthood, could not be included. […]