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Illinois’ Dick Durbin says Donald Trump is ‘dangerous’

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The Latest on President Donald Trump and the FBI (all times local): 11:10 a.m. The No. 2 Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, says President Donald Trump is “dangerous.” Durbin says Trump is “dangerous because he may be obstructing justice” in the investigation of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election and possible ties to Trump’s own campaign. And, Durbin says, “his credibility has been destroyed.” Durbin says: “When you’re the leader of the free world you need to be credible”…

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U.S. gives tentative OK to flights to Cuba from 10 U.S. cities

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The U.S. government on Thursday tentatively approved scheduled commercial airline service to Havana from 10 American cities, further bridging the gulf between countries as close as an hour flight but long kept at a greater distance by the Cold War. The decision is another long stride in President Barack Obama‘s effort to normalize U.S.-Cuba relations. “Reopening travel relations with Cuba is about more than just restoring the freedom to travel there for all Americans — it’s about opening Cuba to…

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Seeds of GOP splinter in opposition to all things Barack Obama

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Republicans can blame their united stand against President Barack Obama for their party’s splintering. Conservatives’ gut-level resistance to all things Obama — the man, his authority, his policies — gave birth to the tea party movement that powered the GOP to political success in multiple states and historic congressional majorities. Yet contained in the movement and its triumphs were the seeds of destruction, evident now in the party’s fracture over presidential front-runner Donald Trump. Obama’s policies, from the ambitious 2010…

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