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The I-word is popping up again in Washington D.C.: infrastructure.

It's one of the few issues on which President Trump and Democrats in Congress might be able to agree. Both sides say they're willing to work together on a plan to rebuild the nation's roads, bridges, transit and water systems.

"It really could be a beautiful bipartisan type of situation," Trump said in his news conference last Wednesday. While he was combative on a lot of issues, this wasn't one of them: "We have a lot of things in common on infrastructure," he added.

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A lawyer and critic of President Trump, who lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, has found herself connected to a national political scandal.

In Boston Monday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions condemned the mass shooting that killed 11 congregants at a synagogue in Pittsburgh Saturday.

Even In Massachusetts, The Midterms Are All About Trump

Oct 24, 2018

The midterm elections represent a referendum on President Trump, which means he is casting a long shadow over hundreds of political races across the country, including those in Massachusetts.

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Nikki Haley is resigning as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and will leave the Trump administration at the end of the year, she said Tuesday.

It is not immediately clear what prompted the move. She informed her staff Tuesday, NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

Haley appeared with President Trump on Tuesday morning at the Oval Office, where he called her a "fantastic person" and said Haley had told him six months ago that she might take time off at the end of the year.

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