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AP Exclusive" Malnutrition killing inmates in Haiti jails
Haitian prosecutors and rights activists are sounding an alarm about collapsing conditions at the impoverished country's prisons, saying malnutrition from acute food shortages and a slew of preventable illnesses are leading to an upsurge of inmate deaths
US senators say Raul Castro eager to maintain US relations
Sen. Patrick Leahy says Cuban President Raul Castro appears eager to maintain better relations with the United States and gave a group of U.S. congress members signed copies of a speech expressing his willingness to negotiate with President Donald Trump
Dems call for Sessions to recuse himself from Russia probe
Senate Democrats called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to be excluded from any investigation being conducted by the executive branch into possible ties between the Trump administration and Russia
Trump Furious After a Federal Judge Halts His Travel Ban
Protesters around the country make their voices heard on this divisive issue.
Trump's Supreme Court Pick of Neil Gorsuch Sparks Criticism and Praise
The nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be Donald Trump 's Supreme Court pick to replace Justice Antonin Scalia sparked a fast and furious reaction from Democrats while Republicans and conservative groups heaped praise on him, rejecting the assertion from critics that he was extreme in his views.
Senate Confirms Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security
The Senate confirmed two of President Donald Trump 's cabinet nominees Friday just hours after his swearing in, and scheduled a third confirmation vote next Monday. In a 98-1 vote, the Senate confirmed retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as Trump's secretary of Defense, with Sen. Kirsten
Sen . Patrick Leahy on Trump Pick for Attorney General
ABC News' Janai Norman interviews Senator Patrick Leahy during the second day of confirmation hearings for Senator Jeff Sessions.
Klein: Hearing Was More About Trump than Sessions
I think I know the answer to this but as attorney general just what would like her verbal commitment here to continue to do what you as always done. And that's put to safety and security of the American people first and you'll continue to work with us. In a cooperative fashion to make sure that all
Day 1 of Sen. Sessions Confirmation Hearing Comes to a Close
ABC News' Arlette Saenz recaps Senator Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing with comment from Sen. Sessions and camp.