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Trump ex-aide Paul Manafort 'offered to help Putin'

Democrats on Capitol Hill who are part of two congressional investigations of Trump associates said the new disclosures about Mr Manafort's work for the Russian billionaire guarantee that he will be sought as a key witness in upcoming hearings.

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Texas Senate approves police interaction bill

As for the Railroad Commission sunset bill itself the House preliminarily approved keeping the agency functioning until 2029. On just the second day of the legislative session, Schaefer, who leads the caucus, unsuccessfully attempted to amend a routine resolution with language requiring people in the Capitol to use bathrooms corresponding with their biological sex.

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Kevin Durant looks 'good' in one-on-one against asst. Willie Green

The home team scored the first 15 points and went up 23-3 in the first quarter. SAN ANTONIO (AP ) — Golden State was emotionally prepared to shrug off a 22-point deficit during the first quarter in a key showdown with San Antonio . With his team already missing All-Star forward Kevin Durant , sidelined since sustaining a knee injury February 28, Golden State coach Steve Kerr rested All-Stars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green and key reserve Andre Iguodala in the second ...

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President Trump Just Hit An All-Time Low

So much so that Trump's approval rating has plummeted to 36% , which is lower than President Obama's ever was during his 8 years in office (38%). When the president was still just a candidate in the race, several Republicans were totally against him until he actually became the president.

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Few leads in missing student, teacher case troubling — Former FBI agent

Elizabeth was assigned to be removed from Cummins' class as a result of the report. Cummins has denied the claim, but almost two months before Elizabeth and her former teacher went missing, one of Elizabeth's schoolmates reported seeing the pair kissing in Cummins classroom, according to a January 30 school district investigative report.

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Actor Adam Pally arrested for possession of pot and cocaine

The " Making History " star was caught with marijuana and a bag of cocaine, according to TMZ . Pally was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and criminal possession of marijuana, and was released after being booked.

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NFL Owners Implement Several New Rules for 2017 Season

Libby Sharpe the Mayor of Oakland did everything in her power to persuade Mark Davies to give one more chance to the city and to herself to try to work something about the stadium for the Raiders. "Waiting a couple of months to send it to the current season ticket holders would have been a better move", he added. Then owner Art Modell dropped the bomb that he was moving the team to Baltimore at the end of the year.

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The Senate Must Confirm Neil Gorsuch

It gives the Democrats the right to complain about it, and even to filibuster Gorsuch's nomination in response. The filibuster and 60 vote requirement would continue for Supreme Court nominees, but a simple majority would be needed for other nominations.

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Another 'bathroom bill' repeal fails in North Carolina

As a way to illustrate the state's economic outlook, Berger also pointed to federal statistics released by the Commerce Department last month showing that North Carolina's real gross domestic product went up by 4.5 percent in the third quarter previous year.

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Schumer confirms Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch

A decade ago, Graham became part of the "Gang of 14", which negotiated allowing most of the stalled nominees to get a final confirmation vote in exchange for not abolishing the filibuster in the future. This week, Judge Neil Gorsuch went through confirmation hearings to be appointed to the Supreme Court. Schumer struck back against the possibility of a rule change, the Post reports.

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What completed Dakota Access pipeline means for key players

The state stands to gain more than $110 million annually in oil and property tax revenue with oil flowing through the pipe, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. Among them were actress Shailene Woodley and former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. There also are hundreds of protest-related cases making their way through the state's court system.

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The Trump Presidency, After The American Health Care Act

The irony of the outsider president is that both the health care debate and Trump's proposed budget cuts to domestic programs from Appalachia to the inner cities reminded many Americans that government can do some good. The group is working with leadership and moderate Republicans to try to bring back the bill in a different form. Ryan rushed the legislation through committees with little debate.

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Nunes under pressure in Russian Federation probe

Schiff repeatedly said the House investigation under Nunes' leadership is not "sustainable" and said he does not know if Nunes could rectify the situation. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the correspondence. Spicer on Tuesday said the White House never sought to stop her. Now there are allegations that the White House may be running its own political interference to keep Yates from talking.

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Spicer denies Comey was fact-checking presidential tweets

In his statement, Comey had said the Federal Bureau of Investigation began looking into possible coordination between Trump campaign associates and suspected Russian operatives . Anticipating TV-news commentary to follow, Comey noted: "Some folks may want to make comparisons to past instances where the Department of Justice and the FBI have spoken about the details of some investigations".

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'worst offender' in releasing charged immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security on Monday issued its first "detainer" report , identifying sanctuary cities where local police have released illegal immigrants despite requests by federal authorities to detain them. " When law enforcement agencies fail to honor immigration detainers and release serious criminal offenders, it undermines ICE's ability to protect the public safety and carry out its mission ", Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan said.

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Nuclear arms ban talks begin at UN, but US, others boycott

Ambassador Nikki Haley led a group of envoys from U.S. allies including the United Kingdom and France to voice their opposition. "As a mom, as a daughter, there is nothing I want more for my family than a world with no nuclear weapons".

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Md. lawmakers send bills prompted by Trump to Hogan

Like Pennsylvania, West Virginia allows fracking, while NY and Vermont have banned it, the Post reported. The legislation is an attempt by the teachers unions to preempt the state's plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a landmark, bipartisan initiative passed by the Obama Administration in 2015 that requires states to develop new accountability measures and strategies to fix failing schools.

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AP Calculates North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill' Will Cost More Than $3.7 Billion

Some employers have likely reconsidered North Carolina plans behind closed doors, and organizations such as the NCAA are looking elsewhere when planning their future tournaments. 2 law. McCrory told the Raleigh News & Observer, "People are reluctant to hire me, because, "oh my gosh, he's a bigot " - which is the last thing I am".

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Jeff Sessions calls on sanctuary cities to "enforce our immigration laws"

Sessions also implied on Monday that sanctuary cities had high crime rates and a disproportional number of crimes carried out by illegal immigrants. "As we've said many times before, these so-called "sanctuary cities" are already in full compliance with federal immigration law, and have committed no violation of the United States code", Matt Zone, president of the National League of Cities, said in a statement .

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Toshiba shareholders agree to split off chip unit, paving way for sale

The move is another blow to the U.S. nuclear industry, once on the verge of a renaissance as reliable power source without the carbon emissions of fossil fuels. SCANA said in September that the cost of building the reactors had increased almost $3 billion from the original $11 billion estimate in 2009. The companies planned an investor call later Wednesday.

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DACA recipient Daniel Ramirez Medina released after 6 weeks in federal detention

His arrest shocked immigrant rights groups, as Ramirez had passed two background checks and had no criminal record other than being brought to the United States when he was only seven years old. Since his detention, the federal government revoked his work permit and put him in deportation proceedings. "However, while the Court is sympathetic to the situation in which the Plaintiff finds himself, it can only conclude that he is not entitled to immediate release under the posture of this case".

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Supreme Court Nominee To Face Confirmation Vote April 7: Senate Leader

Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he is waiting for responses from Gorsuch to a list of written questions before he makes up his mind on the nominee. Casey said he has "serious concerns about Judge Gorsuch's rigid and restrictive judicial philosophy".

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Landrieu joins San Francisco's fight against Trump's anti-sanctuary city policy

De Blasio's freakish comments came in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement that state and local governments must certify that they are not sanctuary jurisdictions in order to receive grants from the Justice Department. ICE recently changed its paperwork for those requests, eliminating a version that included the words "request" and "voluntary". "I urge the nation's states and cities to carefully consider the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to enforce our ...

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Kushner to testify to Senate intelligence panel on Russian Federation ties

In a joint statement with his Democratic counterpart Senator Mark Warner, Burr said Kushner's decision to appear showed the panel's independence. "We should have excellence in government", Kushner said on Sunday in an interview in his West Wing office.

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Prospects dim for vote on GOP health bill in House

During the previous years, they had cast dozens of votes to repeal Obama's law in full or in part, but when they finally got the chance to pass a repeal version that actually had a chance to become law, they couldn't deliver. "It's been marketed to the American people that we are going to repeal Obamacare with a result being that premiums are going to go down on health insurance", he said.

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FBI Director Comey To Speak At UT Intelligence Symposium

Comey said the Russians believed Hillary Clinton would win, and the hacking was created to damage her presidency. The FBI is now examining the information that includes human intelligence and phone records. "With respect to the president's tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, I have no information that supports those tweets", Comey told the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee hearing.

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Investment from China in Kushner property off

Considering Kushner's proximity to the President, as well as now strained relations between the two global superpowers, the generous deal was nearly certainly an attempt at garnering favor with President Trump himself. The second letter sent to the White House Counsel requested a clarification about the extent of Kusher's involvement in the deal and additional details regarding Kushner's divestments from his company.

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Schiff: Yates would have testified on Flynn at cancelled hearing

Yates, a former deputy attorney general in the Obama administration, served as acting attorney general in the first days of Trump's presidency. O'Neil responded that the privilege had been waived as a result of public comments by senior White House officials.

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Tens of thousands protest in Macedonia during European Union visit

At least 50,000 Macedonians have protested in Skopje against a coalition government between Social Democrats and ethnic Albanians, which they perceive as a threat to the country's national unity. Commenting on the canceled meeting, Hahn said that it would likely be better if he [Ivanov] stayed in the country during this tense period. The country has been locked in a major political crisis for the past two years, sparked by a wiretapping scandal and corruption allegations.

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Trump again blames House Freedom Caucus for failure of health care bill

This is crucial because the pressure on McConnell to not do this will be extreme, and he's going to need plenty of support from those Freedom Caucus types to feel comfortable enough to break long-held Senate traditions. The Texas congressman said that while Republican leadership had attempted to ignore the concerns of its most conservative members in the past, caucus members were key players in the negotiation of the American Health Care Act , which Trump and Ryan pulled before a scheduled ...

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Did Chuck Schumer Shout Down Trump Voter At Swanky Manhattan Restaurant?

Califano Jr. - the former US secretary of health, education and welfare under President Jimmy Carter and domestic policy adviser to President Lyndon B. Witnesses also told the Post that Schumer repeatedly called Trump a "liar" during his alleged tirade. The diner said, "It was a pleasant conversation".

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Donald Trump attacks conservative Republicans over healthcare bill failure

It turned out he was right: House leaders pulled the bill, with Trump's permission, for lack of support the next day. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, resigned Sunday from the coalition of 35 to 40 conservative House lawmakers in protest over the group's opposition to the Republican health-care bill that tanked in Congress on Friday.

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Ex-Freedom Caucus member: Group needs to 'change their concept'

Trump's accusation that his predecessor ordered snooping of his communications has fallen apart, slapped down by the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief and again by the Republican leading the House intelligence committee, a Trump ally. "But he's going to have to tell the Freedom Caucus and the hard-right special wealthy interests who are dominating his presidency ... he can't work with them, and we'll certainly look at his proposals", Schumer said.

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Trump's budget could affect Kansas City streetcar expansion

However, the message is clear: Frail elders and younger people with disabilities should not count on the federal government to provide them with anything close to current levels of services. The Pentagon, with a proposed 10 percent increase, $54 billion. "Our budget blueprint insists on $54bn in reductions to non-defense programs". The proposal's suggested cuts have already drawn bipartisan criticism for targeting programs that help the poor, cultural and social initiatives and ...

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Warner says White House not dispelling suspicion

Nunes' meeting on White House grounds was not the only concern Tuesday. Questioned by reporters on Tuesday over his reason for canceling the public hearing on Friday, after Yates informed Congress on Friday that she would deliver a testimony before House lawmakers alongside other intelligence officials, Nunes denied even canceling the hearing.


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