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Former official says she warned White House about Flynn

McGhan is the White House counsel who Yates said she warned Flynn about in the first days of Donald Trump's presidency. The testimony Monday from Yates marked her first public comments about the concerns she raised. The nature of Obama's misgivings about Flynn was not clear. It also filled in basic details about the chain of events that led to Flynn's ouster in February.

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President orders monuments review

Susan Barrows is on the board of directors for Friends of Pompey Pillar, one of three national monuments in the state. As a college student who has a deep reverence for our country's breathtaking wilderness, I'm angered by President Donald Trump's executive order threatening national parks, monuments and oceans.

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Those with pre-existing conditions discuss health-care bill

The House bill, passed 217-213, would end the health care law's fines on people who don't buy policies and erase its taxes on health industry businesses and higher-earning people. Shouldn't be hard since it was a Republican health care plan before Obama hijacked it. There is concern because, as the bill stands now, states will be allowed to waive rules that stop insurance companies from charging higher premiums for people who have preexisting conditions if they set up a high-risk pool.

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Mexico and police chief slam Texas' new 'sanctuary city' ban

Under SB 4, Texas police will be able to ask anyone with whom they have an encounter about their immigration status; no arrest is necessary. "Texans expect us to keep them safe, and that is exactly what we are going to do by me signing this law", Abbott said before inking his signature during a Facebook Live video Sunday night - the first time a Texas governor has signed a bill through an Internet live stream.

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Ivanka Trump Meeting With Top US Officials to Discuss Paris Climate Treaty

Trump's main advisers are due to meet on Tuesday to review his threat to quit the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming . During the conversation, Macron told Trump that climate change was a crucial and sensitive issue for the French people and he would defend an worldwide agreement crafted in Paris in 2015, the spokesperson said.

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Boston doctors found with throats slashed likely knew killer

Lina Bolanos, who was found dead with Dr. Richard Field on Friday, May 5, 2017, by police at the Macallen Building in South Boston. The suspect, 30-year-old Bampumim Teixeira, was found by officers who responded to a 911 call about a gunman at the Macallen Building in South Boston Friday night.

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Trump Transition Team Meetings With Foreign Diplomats 'Not Unusual' - Rice

You see countries talking about industrial policy and protectionism. "We forget in the United States how long it has taken us to make "We the People" mean people like me", Rice told host Jane Pauley on " CBS Sunday Morning ". She had trouble regaining her train of thought as she attempted to get at Trump's winning of approval to register 38 new Trump trademarks in China, leading to complaints over potential conflicts of interest.

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DOJ rules not to charge officers in shooting of Alton Sterling

The US Justice Department is handing over to Louisiana its investigation of the Baton Rouge police shooting death of Alton Sterling, after finding no civil rights violations. Members of Sterling's family were meeting at midday with Justice Department officials to discuss the case and planned to hold a news conference afterward.

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Texas Cop Who Shot and Killed Jordan Edwards Fired

The shot hit Edwards in the head in the and killed him. Since learning that the now-fired officer Roy Oliver's initial report did not match the footage of the body cameras that he and another officer were wearing at the time of the incident, there has been a call for the Dallas County District Attorney's office to file charges against Oliver.

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13 judges to hear revised Trump travel ban case

There is no distinction made between the vast majority of Muslims who do not wish Americans harm-not to mention the millions of Muslims now living in the US -and the small number of violent extremists. A federal judge in Hawaii issued an injunction, and so did a judge in Maryland, responding to a lawsuit from the International Refugee Assistance Project and the American Civil Liberties Union.

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'The Bachelor' Star Chris Soules Arrested After Deadly Hit-and-Run Crash in Iowa

The farmer brought his hometown of Arlington into the national spotlight as he starred in the dating reality show. Soules lives between Arlington and Strawberry Point, about 10 miles from where the crash happened. They told KWWL the investigation should be wrapped up in a few days. Former "Bachelor" contestant Chris Soules - known by many as "Prince Farming" - was arrested early Tuesday morning after a deadly auto crash.

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Here's where Trump is going on his first foreign trip as president

Former President Barack Obama had already made three foreign trips by the same point in his first term, visiting nine countries. The multi-country tour will coincide with Trump's participation in the annual North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on May 25 and a G7 summit in Southern Italy on May 26.

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Senate at bat in dealing with health care law

But in passing the ACHA on Thursday, House Republicans showed just how far they're willing to go to. Schaffner, a network engineer for C-Forward Information Technologies in Covington, is concerned the American Health Care Act won't cover people with pre-existing conditions.

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Trump pledges fealty to NRA gun lobby

Turn off cable". "The people in this room were the determining factor in getting him into the White House". Before Trump's speech, one of the signs that flashed on a video board in the hall said that "even after the election, the anti-gun left still has us in their cross-hairs".

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Big investors urge Trump to stick with Paris climate accord

But delegates in Bonn say countries should raise not cut their commitments. The State Department official said the U.S. is focused on ensuring that no decisions are made in Bonn next week "that would prejudice our future policy", undermine competitiveness for American businesses or restrict USA economic growth.

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Fraternity members charged in death of Penn State student

The next morning around 10 a.m., brothers found Piazza again at the bottom of the stairs, and again carried him up to a couch. Miller added, "They literally delayed getting him help". The presentment described a ceremony in which pledges were blindfolded, paddled, and forced to drink a mixture of food and drink left over in the frat's refrigerator.

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Trump pressures Senate Republicans on health care

Ohio's Rob Portman, Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, West Virginia's Shelley Moore Capito and Colorado's Cory Gardner sent a letter to McConnell in March, when the House's bill was first released, expressing their concerns with the way the House bill handled Medicaid expansion.

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New Orleans workers are receiving death threats for removing Confederate monuments

The statue and three other white supremacist and Confederate statues are to be removed after the city council voted 6-1 to have the statues removed from public display in December 2015 . The decision to protect the workers came after several allegedly received death threats, according to CNN . In darkness early Monday morning, workers wearing bulletproof vests and scarves to obscure their faces disassembled the first of four monuments the city has said must go.

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Trump White House kept travel ban secret from its first attorney general

President Barack Obama personally warned Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn to serve as his national security adviser, three former Obama administration officials said Monday, underscoring the depths of the outgoing White House's concern about the man Trump would ultimately fire.

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Bernie Sanders Calls Out Trump for Praising Australia's Universal Health Care

Trump's comments came after the House narrowly passed the GOP's bill aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare . Senator Bernie Sanders quickly tweeted that Australia provides free or subsidised health care. "It didn't mean anything more than that", White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at a news briefing. "Wait a minute ... the president has just said it", Sanders said amid a mountain of laughs.

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Midwest, South brace for flooding and tornadoes

Authorities put a severe weather warning in place, and several states put in place states of emergency . Severe storms that moved across Arkansas are blamed for at least one death there. A 2-year-old girl died in Tennessee after being struck by a soccer goal post thrown by heavy winds. In Madison County, authorities were looking for two children, a 4-year-old boy and an 18-month girl, who went missing after they were separated from their mother after her vehicle got stuck in high water ...

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Fact-checking Trump on the American Civil War

President Donald Trump has not shied away from his admiration of former President Andrew Jackson, and even believes the man could have potentially prevented the Civil War. Even so, there's still no indication that Jackson would've been able ( or willing ) to address the real issues between the north and south over the institution of slavery .

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UN Climate Talks Kick Off as US Mulls Withdrawal from Paris Deal

The Trump administration has already proposed slashing funds for the United Nations climate science panel, for the Green Climate Fund that helps poor countries combat global warming, and for the UNFCCC itself. With the rest of the world on tenterhooks ever since, Trump has said he will make his decision before the next G7 meeting on May 26-27 in Sicily. U.S.

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Cinco de Mayo gets political with Trump supporters bashed

Tequila.lots and lots of tequila. Plenty of liberals used Twitter to express not only their satisfaction that Trump won't be celebrating the holiday, but their wish that any and all Trump supporters follow suit. Trump has repeatedly called Mexican immigrants "rapists" and "criminals". So, here are a few ways you can have a productive Cinco de Mayo . Or you can buy a Donald Trump piñata this year.

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Protesters Demand US Stay Committed to Global Agreement on Climate

The statement was released on the eve of a decision by the Trump administration on whether to withdraw from the Paris agreement. The goal, the official said, is to ensure Donald Trump receives information from both government experts and the private sector before making a decision.

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2 doctors found dead in penthouse likely knew killer

In the final terrifying moments before his death, Dr Field, who graduated from the University of Sheffield's Medical School in 1999, sent a text to a friend reporting a gunman in his apartment. In a guilty plea previous year, he admitted to passing notes to bank tellers demanding money on two separate occasions. "Field was noted for his tireless devotion to his patients, staff, and colleagues", the company said in a statement .

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New Orleans Begins Removal of Confederate Monuments

Police were also on hand, including officers who watched the area from atop the parking garage of a nearby hotel . The first of the monuments to come down was the Liberty Place monument, a statue erected in 1891 which honors the Crescent City White League.

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Comey Stands By October Clinton Decision But Feels 'Mildly Nauseous'

Late Tuesday night, Trump tweeted " FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds!" Director Comey told the Senate panel he felt he had to speak out a year ago about the e-Mail probe because he had repeatedly told Congress the investigation was over.

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Trump's Border Wall Is Lowest Priority in Funding Talks, Voters Say

Not only is such a demand, reiterated as recently as the weekend, a non-starter with Democrats (like his threats to wreck the Affordable Care Act), but the border wall has plenty of opposition, though quieter, among congressional Republicans.

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9-year-old girl bitten by kangaroo in Madison County

The younger of the two girls, a three year old, reaches through the fence which agitates the kangaroo. Her mother, Jennifer White, was recording the girls' interactions with the wild animal. "I'm just glad I was there", the mother said. The park didn't comment on the incident, but did reference the state law that says people are visiting at their own risk when going to agri-tourism businesses.

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The sanctuary cities 'safety' measure Texas cops don't want

Opponents of the law immediately condemned the law and promised to see the governor in court. Abbott signed the measure on Facebook Live Sunday evening without advance notice, which critics say was to avoid protesters but the governor's office says was to take advantage of social media.

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Georgia sheriff arrested on indecency, obstruction charges

When the Atlanta bicycle-riding cop saw Mann walking as he fondled himself, he turned his flashlight on the sheriff and ordered him to stop, but Mann bolted instead, the paper reported. "He is not here and I can't say whether or not he will be here", Williams said. While the allegations against the sheriff don't appear to have anything to do with abuse of his official position, they're another stain on the county's reputation, Jester said.

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Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn before inauguration

Her testimony, coupled with the revelation hours earlier that President Obama himself had warned Trump against hiring Flynn shortly after the November election, made clear that alarms about Flynn had reached the highest levels of the us government months before.

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Prominent detentions of foreigners in North Korea

The wife of a US citizen who worked at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology ( PUST ) and was detained from leaving North Korea this weekend pleaded for his immediate release . North Korea has reportedly arrested a US citizen and professor from the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology who has identified himself as a Christian.

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Former U.S. president Obama had warned Trump against Flynn

CRUZ: In the over 200 years of the Department of Justice history are you aware of any instance in which the Department of Justice has formally approve the legality of a policy and 3 days later the attorney analyst directed the department not to follow that policy and to defy that policy? At the outset of her much-anticipated testimony, Yates promised to "be as fulsome and as comprehensive as possible" while noting that there were classified issues she can not discuss, and legal issues ...


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