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First Lady Melania Trump at the White House on May 7.
First Lady Melania Trump at the White House on May 7. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

First Lady Melania Trump attended a White House event honoring Gold Star families on Monday in her first appearance in more than three weeks after a kidney procedure.

The first lady joined the president at a reception to honor families of those killed during military service. Out of respect for the families, the White House did not allow journalists to cover the event, meaning the first lady was seen in the flesh only by the families and administration officials who attended.

Others had to wait for photos and video to hit social media — and it didn't take long before that happened.

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In the head-snapping drama of the off-again, on-again U.S.-North Korea summit, the unpredictable lead actors, President Trump and Kim Jong Un, hold center stage.

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The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. By a 7-2 vote, the majority said he was a victim of religious discrimination.

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press)

President Trump asserted for the first time Monday that he has “the absolute right” to pardon himself, a marker laid down in a tweet on the morning of his 500th day in office. 

Minutes later, he fired off another new claim: that the appointment of the special counsel for the Russia investigation, Robert S. Mueller III, is “totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL.” 

"The appointment of the Special Councel [sic] is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL! Despite that, we play the game because I, unlike the Democrats, have done nothing wrong!" the president tweeted. 

President Donald J. Trump speaks during the US Coast Guard Change-of-Command Ceremony on June 1.
President Donald J. Trump speaks during the US Coast Guard Change-of-Command Ceremony on June 1. (OLIVIER DOULIERY / EPA-EFE/RE)

President Trump tweeted Monday that he has the 'absolute right to PARDON myself,' but he said he has 'done nothing wrong' in the Russia probe.

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Michael Avenatti was caught in a downward spiral of financial trouble last year when Jerry Tobin, an unlikely savior, came to the rescue.

For decades, federal officials have taken great care to prevent providing any early indications to investors about monthly jobs report data that can move markets.

President Trump announced he's pardoning conservative provocateur Dinesh D'Souza and considering two more for Martha Stewart and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

President Trump says he is considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and pardoning Martha Stewart. 

The comments came aboard Air Force One on Thursday after he announced on Twitter that he planned to pardon conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza, who pleaded guilty in 2014 to violating federal campaign finance laws.

Trump tells reporters that Blagojevich said something dumb but that “lots of politicians” do and thinks his sentence is excessive. 

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President Trump announced he's pardoning conservative provocateur Dinesh D'Souza and considering two more for Martha Stewart and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

President Trump announced Thursday that he will pardon conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud.

As he left Washington for a trip to Texas, Trump tweeted: “Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D'Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!”

D'Souza, a conservative filmmaker, author and speaker, was sentenced in September 2014 in federal court in New York to five years of probation after he admitted making illegal contributions to a U.S. Senate candidate in New York.

Then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe appears before a Senate Intelligence Committee on June 7, 2017.
Then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe appears before a Senate Intelligence Committee on June 7, 2017. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press)

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe drafted a memo on circumstances leading up to the firing of his onetime boss, James Comey, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday night.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity to the Associated Press to discuss a secret document that has been turned over to special counsel Robert Mueller. His team is investigating whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia during the 2016 presidential election and whether the president sought to obstruct that inquiry through actions including the firing of Comey last May.

The memo concerns a conversation that McCabe had with Deputy Atty. Gen. Rod Rosenstein about Rosenstein's preparations for Comey's firing. Rosenstein played an important role in that episode, having authored a memo faulting Comey for his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation that the White House held up as justification for President  Trump's decision to fire the FBI director.