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U.S. ambassador: Regime change in Syria is a priority for Trump administration

Russian Federation is the Syrian regime's main ally in the nation's six-year-long civil war. Syria strike was in "vital national security interest" of US The Hill's 12:30 Report McConnell talking to Romney about Senate race MORE (R-Utah), the Senate president pro tempore.

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Severe weather expected Wednesday

Around a dozen utility poles and several trees were toppled or broken in half in Calhoun County as a severe storm moved through the Midlands on Monday, according to David Chojnacki, Calhoun County emergency manager. Golf ball size hail is likely with the stronger storms tomorrow with some potential for as large as tennis ball or baseball size. Isolated tornadoes also are possible in the strongest storms.

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China calls for calm as United States dispatches naval might to Korean waters

In a surprise move, China on Wednesday abstained rather than joining Russian Federation in vetoing a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in Syria. The Syrians were the first to feel the lash from a new direction in American foreign policy. That said, analysts argue that Trump's unpredictability has unsettled China - although it's unclear whether it has been a strategic ploy to shake up the bilateral relationship and gain leverage or ...

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Russian Federation blocks UN Security Council condemnation of Syria attack

The vote on the Security Council resolution drafted by Britain, France and the United States was 10 in favour, Russian Federation and Bolivia against, and China, Kazakhstan and Ethiopia abstaining. No one has yet visited the site of the crime. "How do you know that?" "We're going to see how that all works out", Trump said. He added that some states had expressed an anti-regime slant and a reluctance to ensure a truly impartial investigation, he said, cautioning that other incidents, ...

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Vegas Golden Knights tab Gallant as their first coach

GM George McPhee is a smart hockey man, and he knows it will take some time to turn a nothing team into a victor, and continuity in coaching is an important aspect of that stretch. Vegas will participate in the NHL Expansion Draft from June 18-20, with their selections revealed June 21. Gallant was sacked by the Florida Panthers in November amid an 11-9-1 start, a year after guiding the team to a division title and the best regular season in franchise history.

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Pentagon: US dropped largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

The United States dropped a MOAB bomb on an ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan . The Afghanistan strike had been in the works for a number of months, Martin reports. It's not clear if this is still the case, as Russian Federation has built a similar bomb (called the " father of all bombs") and other similar weapons are being developed.

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De Blasio Begins Staten Island Pilgrimage

The tour of the borough has widely been seen as an attempt by the mayor to curry favor among a group of voters who widely rejected his 2013 candidacy and voted heavily in favor of President Trump during the 2016 presidential election. "Some of his behaviors have been a little bit.you know he doesn't show up on time". "Maybe the deer are not happy about our particular strategic approach", de Blasio previously said.

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NOW: Toyota announces $1.33B investment in Kentucky plant

The investments will also see much of the equipment at the factory updated and an all-new paint shop constructed. Its architecture system, Toyota says, will shorten development cycles for improving vehicles and adds a new strategy to designing, engineering and manufacturing its vehicles.

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ABA: 'Troubled' by Arkansas' multiple execution plan

The issue, The Guardian reports, is that Bruce does not understand he we will die as a result of the scheduled execution. Lawyers for Arkansas, which has not had an execution for 12 years, have told the court the drug in question, midazolam, has been used in executions in other states and its lethal injection protocols pass constitutional muster.

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Ethics complaint against Rebekah Mason dismissed

State Auditor Jim Zeigler filed a complaint against Mason in March of 2016. Mason was paid partially by the non-profit group Alabama Council for Excellent Government, or ACEGOV. Zeigler reportedly plans to study the situation to see if other options are available. In private, however, lawmakers say she doesn't spare them tough questions.

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Homeland Security: Immigration Arrests At Mexico Border On The Decline

The first months of the new administration have seen a huge drop in the number of people being caught by agents on the U.S. -Mexico border, raising the possibility that a "Trump effect" is keeping migrants away. The wire service says the company's proposal calls for stones and artifacts set in polished concrete, reflecting the areas the wall wends through and rendering both sides "aesthetically pleasing" - unlike the CBP's callout, which asks only that the USA side be pleasant to look at.

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Cubs battle back but fall in opener to Cardinals

Louis Cardinals top the Chicago Cubs in a wild prime-time opener on Sunday night. Chicago's first game of 2017 airs against two televised events Sunday night - WWE WrestleMania 33 and the season finale of "The Walking Dead" - that are known to attract their share of eyeballs.

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Report of threat, weapon, prompts district lockdown

No students were injured and no weapon has been located, according to the statement, and schools are expected to release students at normal times. Murtie declined to comment on the nature of the caller's demands, saying they relate to the ongoing investigation.

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Trump ready to ditch Republicans on health care reform

Rand Paul's tweet on Sunday afternoon following a golf outing with the President, indicating that serious health care reform is right around the corner. Paul was among the crowded 2016 presidential primary field that Trump blitzed on his way to the party's nomination and the White House. "Talk on Repealing and Replacing ObamaCare are, and have been, going on, and will continue until such time as a deal is hopefully struck", he added in a second message.

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Attorney: 'Fearless Girl' Statue Violates Bull Sculptor's Copyright

State Street commissioned Delaware-based artist Kristen Visbal to cast the four-foot bronze girl , who wears pigtails and a windblown dress, and, with hands on her hips, stares daringly at the beast before her. But since you can't have nice things anymore, the man behind "Charging Bull" statue has objected to "Fearless Girl" because the statue allegedly violates his "artistic copyright".

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Free college in NY and how it will work

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has just gotten the approval of lawmakers for his tuition-free legislation that he proposed in January. There is no sliding scale and the threshold does not take into consideration how many children are in the family.

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Pilot injured when small plane crashes near Spanaway Airport

The president of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics died in the crash of a small vintage plane he was piloting. The pilot was the only person on the plane. Agents with the Federal Aviation Administration spent several hours at the crash site Wednesday and will return Thursday to resume their investigation.

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Trump allowing states to block some Planned Parenthood money

While congressional Republicans have overturned several Obama-era rules easily under the CRA, which allows lawmakers to nullify regulations shortly after they are issued as long as the president agrees, the elimination of the Health and Human Services regulation was more controversial.

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Buster Posey Giants catcher placed on disabled list with concussion symptoms

In his career at Triple-A, he owns a.304/.375/.511 slash-line with 91 doubles and 50 home runs over 329 games. Matt Cain won in April for the first time since 2012. Tempers flared two batters earlier when Phillies reliever Edubray Ramos (0-1) threw a first-pitch fastball over Asdrubal Cabrera's head - perhaps seeking revenge for Cabrera's two-handed bat flip after hitting a game-winning homer against Ramos last September 22 as the Mets were chasing a playoff berth.

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New photos show N.Korea ready for nuclear test

Declaring that strategic patience with North Korea is over, the Trump administration has left all options open. Shi Yinhong, a foreign affairs adviser to China's cabinet and director of Renmin University's Center on American Studies in Beijing, called the abstention a gesture of "considerable goodwill" to Trump.

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Syria's Assad says Idlib chemical attack 'fabrication' - AFP interview

Russian Federation and Syria claim the Khan Shaykhun victims were killed by toxic agents released from a rebel chemical arsenal hit by Syrian warplanes. president issuing his order to strike Syria came close to what can be described as a "hot war", averted only by Russian self-restraint. Now, the same reasons that President Trump is using to justify his air strike, are the same reasons former President Obama had when he proposed his air strike in 2012.

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Trump Adviser To Register After Lobbying For Pro-Russia Ukrainian Leader

According to CNN , Manafort spokesperson Jason Maloni said Manafort has been discussing FARA registration with authorities for a while now. The spokesman told NBC News that Manafort began speaking to officials about registering under the Foreign Agents Registration Act before the 2016 presidential election and "received formal guidance recently from the authorities".

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Sen. Collins considering gubernatorial bid

Collins says endorsements won't be a factor in her decision. LePage was elected in 2010 and again in 2014. Paul LePage is prevented from running because of term limits, The Hill reported . Collins told the Portland Press Herald she will not make a final decision about entering the race until later this year, but her remarks on Tuesday were the most conclusive indicator of the moderate Republican's future plans.

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Reward increased in manhunt for Wisconsin man

They believe he stole a large number of guns from a Janesville gun shop last Tuesday and that he sent a 161 page "manifesto" full of anti-government rhetoric to the White House recently. The scene comes from a 15-minute video shot before Jakubowski disappeared last week and subsequently released by Rock County Sheriff officials. During a press conference Friday, police officials said Jakubowski was "agitated" by the political climate in the USA and has been talking about planning some sort ...

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GOP lawmakers weigh White House offer to revive health care bill

Trump said Thursday. In follow-up tweets, the president singled out three Freedom Caucus members - Jordan, Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho and the caucus chairman, Mark Meadows of North Carolina. We will see next year. President Trump stepped up his threats to cut a deal with Democrats over healthcare if conservatives in the House won't back his proposals.

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Alabama governor Robert Bentley quits over political aide sex scandal

She was Bentley's lieutenant governor. (Montgomery County Sheriff via AP). That's just a snippet of a recording, obtained by AL.com, of 74-year-old former Alabama Gov. Ivey's interest in politics goes back to her youth. Many fault her for the fall of the state's prepaid college tuition program, PACT. "Dianne was keeping track of all this and she had a diary or a notebook that she was keeping track of this in", Zengerle said.

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Charleston Massacre Suspect Pleads Guilty To Avoid Death Penalty

Wilson said in a letter to the families of Roof's victims that the goal of the plea agreement was "to provide an insurance policy to the federal conviction and sentence ". The attorneys said Roof believes such a ruling might prevent him from getting a high government position if white nationalists took over the country.

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Trump puts Bannon at arm's length

Trump continued, "I'm my own strategist and it wasn't like I was going to change strategies because I was facing crooked Hillary". Those include not only Kushner and his wife Trump's daughter Ivanka, but other advisers who share a similar, more moderate mind-set such as Gary Cohn, the chief economic adviser, and Dina Powell, a deputy national security adviser, most of whom believe the president should ease up on some of his hard-line campaign promises.

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Sean Spicer apologizes for 'inappropriate, insensitive' Holocaust comment

There is no other way to say it. "He's got to leave", said Steven Goldstein, speaking on CNN's "New Day". "He apologized. Now, he's going to take a pounding, and he's going to move forward". "So, of all weeks, this compounds that kind of mistake". "Sean Spicer must be fired, and the president must immediately disavow his spokesman's statements", said top Congressional Democrat Nancy Pelosi .

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Trump threatens to cut Obamacare payments

Sources informed Politico that this was because Trump, who wants to be able to use the subsidies as leverage to force Democrats to the bargaining table, summoned Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to the White House and drafted a statement that made it clear he was more than willing to use the subsidies as a bargaining chip.

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Syria's Assad says chemical attack evidence 'fabricated' in interview

In an interview with Fox News aired Wednesday, Trump said he broke the news of the US missile strike on Syria during a dinner with Xi and that the Chinese leader "was OK with it" because it was in response to the use of "gases" and victims had included young children and babies.

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Trump ally Manafort will register as foreign agent, spokesman says

Manafort stepped down from Trump's campaign in August 2016 after the Ukrainian government's National Anti-Corruption Bureau accused him of receiving $12.7 million in off-the-books cash payments from the government of former President Viktor Yanukovych .

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Fact check: Steve who? Trump shortchanges a relationship

As you may have heard by now, on Tuesday President Trump made some remarks to the New York Post that seemed to all but spell out the end of Chief Strategist Steve Bannon's White House career. And his mistake was to go to war against Trump's son-in-law and counselor Jared Kushner and his less hardline allies in the administration. Satirists painted him as the Grim Reaper.

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'Riskier than striking Syria': Beijing warns USA against attacking North Korea

Never miss a story again - sign up to our Telegram channel and we'll keep you up to speed! Talk of war has spread on South Korean social media, but the country's Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho June Hyuck said the speculation of imminent war is "groundless", as the U.S.

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Alabama Gov. Bentley resigns after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations

Bentley resigned Monday after facing possible impeachment over allegations that he used state resources to carry out and then hide an extramarital affair with a former top aide: Rebekah Mason, one of his campaign consultants who is also married.


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