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Trump lawyers in court for classified documents case

Newly unsealed documents indicate the special counsel believes the former president intentionally hid classified materials.
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VIDEO: Trump lawyers in court for classified documents case
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Facing backlash, Trump walks back comments on restricting contraceptives

Trump's campaign claims he was talking about the abortion pill mifepristone. 
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Former President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends a campaign rally in Wildwood, N.J., May 11, 2024.
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Trump falsely claims Biden, FBI had plan to assassinate him during Mar-a-Lago search

The FBI issued a rare statement saying it followed standard protocol in 2022.
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US Secret Service and Mar-A-Lago security members at the entrance of former President Donald Trump's house at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla.,  Aug. 9, 2022.
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2 key figures in Trump’s election interference case win Georgia primary races

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee both won their bids for reelection in the state’s primary races.
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VIDEO: 2 key figures in Trump’s election interference case win Georgia primary races
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Blinken speaks at House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on 2025 budget

Some House Republicans expressed deep disagreements with how the Biden administration has handled the Israel-Hamas war.
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VIDEO: Blinken speaks at House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on 2025 budget
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Funeral held for Iran’s late president

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi passed away in a helicopter crash on May 19, 2024.
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VIDEO: Funeral held for Iran’s late president
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Trump walks back contraception comments

Former President Donald Trump said he "will never advocate imposing restrictions" on contraception despite previously appearing open to the issue.
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VIDEO: Trump walks back contraception comments
May 22

Harris slams 'Unified Reich' video on Trump site

"This kind of rhetoric is unsurprising coming from the former president, and it is appalling and we got to tell him who we are," the vice president said.
May 22
"This kind of rhetoric is unsurprising coming from the former president, and it is appalling and we got to tell him who we are," the vice president said.
May 22

New filings allege additional obstruction effort by Trump in classified docs case

The special counsel appears to have suspected additional efforts by former President Trump to obstruct the government's classified documents probe, according to a filing.
May 22
The special counsel appears to have suspected additional efforts by former President Trump to obstruct the government's classified documents probe, according to a filing.
May 22
Wisconsin residents prepare to vote in the Presidential Primary election at the Central Assembly of God church polling place in Douglas County in Superior, Wis. April 2, 2024.
May 22

Oregon 2024 primary results: Biden, Trump projected to win

Biden and Trump clinched their parties' nominations earlier this year.
May 22
Oregon State Capitol building in Salem, Ore.
May 21

Vince Fong to take Kevin McCarthy's seat in Congress for rest of unfinished term

McCarthy resigned from the House of Representatives last year.
May 21
California State Assemblyman Vince Fong (Bakersfield) during a press conference about Chile's continued status as a Visa Waiver Program Country in Santa Ana, CA, on Friday, June 16, 2023. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
May 21

Georgia DA and judge in Trump election interference case beat primary challengers

Fulton County DA Fani Willis and Judge Scott McAfee win primaries.
May 21
Scott McAfee, Fulton County superior court judge, at the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta, March 1, 2024.| Fani Willis, Fulton County District Attorney, at the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta, March 1, 2024.
May 21

Giuliani agrees to cease election fraud accusations against Freeman, Moss

The two election workers won a $148 million judgment after the defamation.
May 21
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani departs the U.S. District Courthouse after he was ordered to pay $148 million in his defamation case in Washington, Dec. 15, 2023.
May 21

Kentucky 2024 primary results: Biden, Trump projected to win

Thomas Massie is projected to win GOP Congressional primary.
May 21
Kentucky State Capitol building in Frankfort, Ky.
May 21

Biden slams video on Trump site citing 'Unified Reich,' Republicans dodge commenting

"That’s Hitler’s language; that's not America’s," the president said.
May 21
President Joe Biden speaks about the PACT Act at the Westwood Park YMCA, on May 21, 2024, in Nashua, N.H.
May 21

Speaker Johnson moving ahead on Netanyahu invite in wake of possible ICC warrant

Senate Majority Leader Schumer said he's open to Netanyahu addressing Congress.
May 21
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks in Jerusalem, Feb. 18, 2024. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson at the Capitol, Feb. 29, 2024 in Washington.
May 21

Trump calls trial 'a disgrace to this country'

Former President Donald Trump spoke to the press after trial adjourned for the day with closing arguments expected after Memorial Day weekend. ABC News' Olivia Rubin shares what's next.
May 21
VIDEO: Trump calls trial 'a disgrace to this country'
May 21

Blinken calls ICC warrants 'wrongheaded,' says they complicate efforts for cease-fire

Blinken said it creates "shameful equivalence" between Israeli, Hamas leaders.
May 21
Secretary of State Antony Blinken takes his seat for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the State Department's FY2025 budget request, May 21, 2024.
May 21

Closing arguments in Trump hush money trial set for next week

The prosecution and defense both rested their case and are now meeting with the judge to discuss jury instructions that will be presented to the jury following closing arguments.
May 21
VIDEO: Closing arguments in Trump hush money trial set for next week
May 21

North Carolina lawmaker fights state anti-masking legislation

Sen. Sydney Batch says proposed repeal could endanger health of at-risk people.
May 21
Republican lawmakers in North Carolina are pushing to ban masks
May 21

Trump deletes video about election victory referencing 'Unified Reich' after backlash

In a statement to ABC News, the Trump campaign claimed it was a random online video reposted by a staffer who did not see the word.
May 21
VIDEO: Trump deletes video about election victory referencing 'Unified Reich' after backlash
May 21

Trump social media post contains term associated with Nazi regime

The video, posted onto Truth Social, said there will be a “unified Reich” if former President Donald Trump wins the 2024 election.
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Defense witness Robert Costello returns to stand after dramatic testimony

Judge Juan Merchan previously scolded defense witness Robert Costello over his behavior on the stand and cleared out the courtroom.
May 21
VIDEO: Defense witness Robert Costello returns to stand after dramatic testimony
May 21

Trump deletes social media video referencing 'Unified Reich' after facing backlash

“This was not a campaign video," a Trump campaign spokesperson said.
May 21
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media after his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments at Manhattan Criminal Court on May 20, 2024, in New York City. (Photo by Mark Peterson - Pool/Getty Images)
May 21

US delegation travels to Turks and Caicos after 5 tourists detained over ammunition

The ammunition charge carries a minimum 12-year sentence in prison if convicted.
May 21
Turks and Caicos officers stand outside a police station.
May 21

Trump posts social media clip seemingly suggesting a win will bring 'unified Reich'

Former President Donald Trump on Monday posted a video on his social media platform that uses language that appears to mirror that of Nazi Germany.
May 21
Former President Donald Trump on Monday posted a video on his social media platform that uses language that appears to mirror that of Nazi Germany.
May 20

Austin says 'expectation' is Ukraine won't use US weapons outside its territory

Russia has made "tactical gains" in Kharkiv, a military expert told ABC News.
May 20
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin holds a joint press conference following a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group at the Pentagon, May 20, 2024, in Arlington, Va.
May 20

Trump Defense team paints Cohen as a liar

Michael Cohen undergoing intense questioning from Donald Trump’s lawyer about alleged phone calls between Cohen and Trump concerning Stormy Daniels ABC News' Kim Wehle discusses cross-examination.
May 20
VIDEO: Trump defense team paints Cohen as a liar
May 20

Donald Trump speaks after testimony wraps in hush money trial

Donald Trump spoke outside the courtroom after testimony wrapped for the day in his criminal hush money trial. ABC News' Olivia Rubin and Kim Wehle give their analysis.
May 20
VIDEO: Donald Trump speaks after testimony wraps in hush money trial
May 20

As RFK Jr. seeks spot on debate stage, a look at the last independent to make it

An independent candidate hasn't made it on the debate stage since Ross Perot.
May 20
Governor Bill Clinton, incumbent President Bush, and independent candidate Ross Perot in the third presidential debate handshake exchange, East Lansing, MI, Oct. 19, 1992.
May 20

Michael Cohen wraps up testimony in Trump hush money trial

Donald Trump’s former “fixer” spent four days on the witness stand testifying for the prosecution and withstanding tough questioning from Trump’s defense attorneys on cross examination.
May 20
VIDEO: Michael Cohen wraps up testimony in Trump hush money trial
May 20

Trump, Biden in full campaign mode as first debate approaches

Over the weekend, Biden courted African American voters while Trump appealed to NRA members.
May 20
VIDEO: Trump, Biden in full campaign mode as first debate approaches
May 20

Blinken denounces ICC arrest warrants for Israeli, Hamas leaders

A prosecutor with the ICC said he would file applications for arrest warrants for Hamas and Israeli leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, for "criminal responsibility."
May 20
VIDEO: Blinken denounces ICC arrest warrants for Israeli, Hamas leaders
May 20

Biden faces silent protests at Morehouse commencement

"I support peaceful, nonviolent protests," Biden said.
May 20
President Joe Biden speaks to graduating students at the Morehouse College commencement, May 19, 2024, in Atlanta.
May 20

Sen. Schumer tells Democrats he'll reintroduce bipartisan border bill

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will bring the bipartisan border deal that was negotiated early this year back up on the floor this week for a standalone vote.
May 20
Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will bring the bipartisan border deal that was negotiated early this year back up on the floor this week for a standalone vote.
May 20

Homeland Security warns of threats to election posed by AI

"This is a problem of today," one expert said.
May 20
Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on worldwide threats, at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 2, 2024.
May 20

What are the potential outcomes of Trump's hush money trial?

The prosecution has not yet rested in the Manhattan hush money case.
May 20
Former President Donald Trump appears at Manhattan Supreme Court during his trial on May 16 2024.
May 19

Sen. Schumer tells Democrats he'll reintroduce bipartisan border bill

Democrats are trying again to get the bill passed.
May 19
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news conference following a Senate Democratic party policy luncheon on Capitol Hill on May 1, 2024, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Andrew Harnik/Getty Images)
May 19

'This Week' Transcript 5-19-24: Sen. Chris Van Hollen & Victoria Nuland

A rush transcript of "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" airing on Sunday, May 19, 2024 on ABC News is below. This copy may not be in its final form, may be updated and may contain minor transcription errors. For previous show transcripts, visit the "This Week" transcript archive. (COMMERCIAL BREAK) ANNOUNCER: THIS WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS starts right now. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) MARTHA RADDATZ, ABC "THIS WEEK" CO-ANCHOR: Face to face. JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Make my day, pal. I'll even do it twice. RADDATZ: President Biden and Donald Trump agree to two presidential debates. DONALD TRUMP (R), FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT AND 2024 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: We will never give up and we will never ever, ever back down. RADDATZ: The candidates defy tradition with new rules after chaos four years ago. TRUMP: Which was heavily – CHRIS WALLACE, MODERATOR: No. Mr. President – Mr. President – RADDATZ: This morning, how the history of candidate clashes led to big...
May 19
In this Oct. 31, 2023, file photo, Sen. Chris Van Hollen speaks during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on national security spending on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C.
May 19

Van Hollen: 'I do not have concerns' about Biden at debate

Van Hollen cited Biden's State of the Union to suggest he's ready to debate.
May 19
Senator Chris Van Hollen speaks to reporters during a Senate Vote, at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., on May 2, 2024.
May 18

Rudy Giuliani served with indictment after 80th birthday party

Giuliani had bragged he couldn't be found to be served the papers.
May 18
Former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference outside the federal courthouse in Washington, Dec. 15, 2023.
May 18

1 American man's fight to save a girl in Gaza he's never met

Two fathers have young daughters with the same neurological disease.
May 18
Amjad Abu Zaiter with his family evacuating Rafah in Southern Gaza, his daughter Julia, in her mother's arms.
May 17
In this undated stock photo, Alabama State University is seen from an aerial view in Montgomery, Ala.
May 17

'I just want to graduate': Morehouse seniors on Biden's upcoming commencement speech

Some seniors feared Biden will draw attention from their own celebrations.
May 17
A senior in his mortar is seen on the campus of Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA,  May 10, 2024.
May 17

Democrats look to band together after Maryland's bruising Senate primary

While Maryland is deep blue, Angela Alsobrooks is not on a glide path to win.
May 17
Maryland Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate and Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks speaks with a voter outside a voting location for the state primary election at the Marilyn Praisner Community Recreation Center on May 14, 2024.
May 17

Trump attends son Barron's high school graduation on day off from court

He had complained that he wouldn't be allowed to be on hand in Florida.
May 17
Former President Donald Trump waves as he attends the graduation ceremony of his son, Barron Trump, at Oxbridge Academy in Palm Beach, Fla., May 17, 2024.
May 17

Raucous congressional hearing with 'fake eyelashes' comment sparks backlash

"It was not a good look for Congress," Johnson said.
May 17
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, left, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, May 16, 2024.
May 17

Photo of upside-down flag at Justice Samuel Alito's house raises concerns: Report

Sen. Dick Durbin called on Alito to recuse himself from election 2020 cases.
May 17
In this April 23, 2021, file photo, associate Justice Samuel Alito sits during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
May 17

SEN. VAN HOLLEN, VICTORIA NULAND, SUNDAY ON “THIS WEEK” WITH CO-ANCHOR MARTHA RADDATZ

This is a listing for "This Week" airing Sunday, May 19, 2024.
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This Week with George Stephanopoulos
US Secret Service and Mar-A-Lago security members at the entrance of former President Donald Trump's house at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla.,  Aug. 9, 2022.
US Secret Service and Mar-A-Lago security members at the entrance of former President Donald Trump's house at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla.,  Aug. 9, 2022.
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