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Trump taps US Ambassador to Norway to be his new Navy secretary

President Donald Trump has tapped Kenneth Braithwaite, his ambassador to Norway, to replace ousted Navy Secretary Richard Spencer amid unprecedented tensions between top military leaders and the White House over a controversial case involving a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes.

Black voters weigh in on Pete Buttigieg

Presidential hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg says that winning Iowa would put him on a trajectory toward the presidential nomination – but can he do it with out black voters?

Esper 'flabbergasted' to learn of Navy secretary's secret WH outreach

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he was "flabbergasted" to discover that then-Navy Secretary Richard Spencer had been working a White House back channel to resolve a standoff over controversial Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher.

Spencer: Trump's intervention says ‘you can get away with things'

Ousted Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, who was forced out of his role Sunday after President Donald Trump's intervention in a war crimes case, said in an interview Monday that the President's actions send a message that "you can get away with things."

Giuliani associate to take the Fifth on campaign finance payments

Indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas said in a new court filing Monday that he would take the Fifth Amendment during a December hearing and decline to answer certain questions about his campaign donations.

Subpoena indicates investigators interested in Giuliani's business

Federal prosecutors investigating associates of Rudy Giuliani have launched a broad investigation that could include criminal charges ranging from conspiracy, obstruction of justice, campaign finance violations and money laundering, according to a subpoena sent to at least one witness and seen by CNN.

Remains identified as missing Florida girl Taylor Rose Williams

The remains of Taylor Rose Williams, the 5-year-old Florida girl who was reported missing earlier this month, were positively identified Monday, according to T.K. Waters, chief of investigations with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Chinese woman found guilty of Mar-a-Lago trespassing sentenced

A Chinese woman found guilty of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort was sentenced to eight months in prison, but will leave custody in five days due to the amount of time she has already served.

Democrats eye multiple articles of impeachment

House Democrats are increasingly focusing on multiple articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over the Ukraine scandal -- as some lawmakers push to go even further and include what many in the party see as clear criminality detailed in former special counsel Robert Muell

'Better than culling': Zimbabwe defends elephant exports

Zimbabwe's Environment Minister has defended the country's practice of capturing juvenile elephants and selling them to zoos and theme parks, following a CNN report into the exports of the animals to China.