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Trump’s extreme rhetoric is a mainstay of his 2024 campaign. Much of it could become a reality if he wins another term

By Phil Mattingly and Andrew Seger, CNN (CNN) — In the more than 370 days between his first indictment and his first criminal trial, Donald Trump unleashed rhetorical warfare as predictable as it was extreme. The familiar slash and burn playbook, sharpened over decades in business and eight years in politics, has shaped an overlapping

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Trump will juggle appearances in courtroom and on campaign trail as hush money trial begins

By Kristen Holmes, Alayna Treene and Kate Sullivan, CNN (CNN) — Former President Donald Trump’s appearance in a New York courthouse Monday for jury selection in his criminal hush money trial will kick off a weekslong juggling act between the courtroom and the campaign trail during a crucial period for his general election bid. The presumptive Republican

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Federal judge rejects Hunter Biden’s attempts to throw out gun indictment in Delaware

By Marshall Cohen and Holmes Lybrand, CNN (CNN) — A federal judge has rejected several attempts by Hunter Biden to throw out his felony gun indictment in Delaware. The trial — the first-ever against the child of a sitting US president — is scheduled to begin in early June, as his father, President Joe Biden, campaigns for reelection. Federal Judge

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Bernie Sanders Fast Facts

CNN Editorial Research (CNN) — Here is a look at the life of US Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont and former 2020 presidential candidate. Personal Birth date: September 8, 1941 Birth place: Brooklyn, New York Birth name: Bernard Sanders Father: Eli Sanders, paint salesman Mother: Dorothy (Glassberg) Sanders Marriages: Jane (O’Meara) Sanders

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China is giving Russia significant support to expand weapons manufacturing as Ukraine war continues, US officials say

By Kylie Atwood, CNN (CNN) — China is helping Russia ramp up its defense industrial base at such a large scale that Moscow is now undertaking its most ambitious expansion in military manufacturing since the Soviet era as it continues its war against Ukraine, according to senior Biden administration officials. The support China is providing includes significant quantities of machine tools, drone

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Democratic National Committee paid lawyers who represented Biden in special counsel probe

By Arlette Saenz, Fredreka Schouten and David Wright, CNN (CNN) — The Democratic National Committee has paid law firms that represented Joe Biden in the special counsel probe into his handling of classified documents, federal records show, even as the president’s aides have lambasted Donald Trump for directing donors’ money to help pay his mounting

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Judge appears skeptical of Trump’s co-defendants’ attempts to get some charges dismissed in classified documents case

By Hannah Rabinowitz, Tierney Sneed and Holmes Lybrand, CNN Fort Pierce, Florida (CNN) — A federal judge appeared dubious of efforts by former President Donald Trump’s two co-defendants in the classified documents case to get the charges against them thrown out and to get more information from prosecutors about the charges. The hearing in Fort

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President Joe Biden is seen here in Las Vegas on March 19. White House advisers are looking to one economic indicator in particular for signs that the economy is heading in the right direction.

White House sees consumer sentiment underpinning hopes for November amid persistent economic pessimism

By Kayla Tausche, CNN Washington (CNN) — White House advisers are looking to one economic indicator in particular for signs that the economy is heading in the right direction amid persistent inflation, high interest rates and lackluster wage gains. Consumer sentiment — a gauge of how average Americans feel about their financial situation and purchasing power —

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