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Special counsel: What you need to know

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Justice Department has appointed a special counsel to lead the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including potential collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign associates and Russian officials.<p>Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein …

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U.S. death rate from Alzheimer’s rose dramatically over 15 years. Why?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just put out a grim report about Alzheimer’s disease in the United States.<p>Death rates from Alzheimer’s climbed 55 percent from 1999 to 2014, CDC found, and the number of Americans afflicted is likely to rise rapidly in the coming years. About 5.5 …

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What Trump not signing a Jerusalem embassy waiver would really mean

On Thursday, President Barack Obama’s last waiver pursuant to the Jerusalem Embassy Act will expire. Absent a new waiver by President Trump, the provisions of the law will go into full effect. Trump promised during his campaign to move the embassy, a policy embodied both in federal law and the …

Donald Trump’s Border Wall: A ‘Progress’ Report

More than four months into his term, how close is President Donald Trump to making good on his signature promise to build a wall between the United States and Mexico?<p>Let's take a look.<p>Has construction begun?<p>Doesn't look like it. On his fifth day in office, Trump ordered construction of the wall to …

All the ways Trump is shredding Obama's climate agenda

President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement on Thursday, dealing a major morale blow to the worldwide effort to head off the worst effects of global warming. But it's just the latest step in his determined campaign to erase Barack Obama's green agenda.<p>Pulling …

How Trump's travel ban might prevail in the Supreme Court

President Trump's final hope to implement his temporary travel ban targeting six majority-Muslim countries now rests with the Supreme Court. And luckily for him, the justices may prove to be the most receptive audience to his lawyers' arguments.​<p>Federal judges in Hawaii, Washington, California, …

From Watergate to Enron, Mueller’s team brings storied prosecution pedigrees

Mueller, who brings a wealth of national security experience, is expected to take an expansive view of his role.<p>Special counsel Robert Mueller is assembling a prosecution team with decades of experience going after everything from Watergate to the Mafia to Enron as he digs in for a lengthy probe …