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Senate intel chair backtracks on claim Flynn won't honor subpoena

Burr told reporters earlier on Thursday that Flynn's lawyers had said he would not honour the subpoena issued in connection with the committee's investigation into Russian Federation and the 2016 United States presidential election. Flynn was ousted earlier this year from his senior administration job. Providing those records to the committee would provide authorities with "a lot more information and the legal basis for questioning him about them", she said.

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Trump denies collusion with Kremlin during campaign

They included media reports that Trump discussed sensitive intelligence on the Islamic State militant group with Russia's foreign minister. Rosenstein fielded questions in the closed session for more than an hour, but many senators left the briefing unsatisfied.

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Chaffetz Seat To Be Filed In November Election

Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Chaffetz, 50, announced in April that he would not be seeking re-election in 2018, and told KSL News radio host Doug Wright in a text message later that day that there was a possibility that he would be stepping down from his post early.

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Texas Judge Dismissed 'Clock Boy' Ahmed Mohamed Discrimination Suit

A member of the jury that acquitted an Oklahoma police officer who killed an unarmed black man says the group doesn't think the officer should return to patrolling the streets of Tulsa. Attorneys for the school district - Kathryn Long, Carlos Lopez and Melisa Meyler - said Friday in a written statement that the ruling confirms the school was right to put student safety first.

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Deadly Storm Hits From Texas To The Great Lakes, Took 2 Lives

These storms will be capable of large hail and damaging winds. Cities in the "moderate" risk category - the second highest - include Stillwater and Ponca City. The greatest threats are large hail, damaging wind and flooding. The tornadoes will arise from the northern most state of Minnesota and exactly from its southeastern past to down south to Texas, and in between, there will be many states that might get some places perished by the storm and tornadoes.

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Houston congressman calls for impeachment of President Trump

I have said on previous occasions, and do now say again, the President should be impeached. "Every day, we are all surprised by some other twist and turn of this issue so I can only respond now and now I do not think that is a rational approach".

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Teens arrested in kidnapping, killing of 6-year-old

Frazier's body was found about eight hours later still in the vehicle, which had been abandoned on Gluckstadt Road in Madison County. Ebony Archie went inside Kroger at 1:15 a.m. In between screams and sobs, she shouted: "I told y'all that s*** wasn't right, I told y'all". "This is the worst thing", a sobbing Deanna Moore, Kingston's aunt, told WJTV as family members wept behind her.

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Former FBI Director Comey to testify at Senate Intel Committee

Both Warner and the committee's chairman, Richard Burr, indicated they were looking forward to Comey's testimony about Russian interference in the November 8 presidential elections that saw Trump secure the White House by scoring the electoral college, though Democratic rival Hillary Clinton won the popular vote.

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Arctic Council ministerial - View from the United States

The document also recommends close and coordinated worldwide monitoring of the Arctic's changing climate, a priority that will be enhanced by a legally binding agreement that would ease Arctic research. The changes in the Arctic have the potential to lead to more economic development amid the region's fragile ecosystems, and to new security concerns.

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NC jobless rate falls in April, 4.7 percent nears US average

The county has seen the number of residents with job increase by about 1,400 over the period, to 43,706, while the number of the unemployed has fallen to just 2,000. Manufacturing lost 5,800 jobs and state government lost 2,600 jobs. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent in April. It was led by strong job gains in employment services.

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Rep. Al Green calls for Trump impeachment on House floor

The Justice Department announced Mueller's selection late Wednesday a day after the disclosure that former FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that Trump pressured him to shut down an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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Trump Gloated To Russian Officials About Relief Of Firing 'Nut Job' Comey

Separately, the Times reports that Trump bragged to Kislyak and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov about firing former Federal Bureau of Investigation head Comey. secrets with Russian officials in the Oval Office. This news comes approximately one hour after a Washington Post report in which a current White House official is apparently being classified as a "person of interest " in the Russian Federation investigation.

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River levels dropping, but more rain in forecast

Heavy rains have swollen many rivers to record levels in parts of Missouri, Illinois , Oklahom. Another 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected in parts of the Midwest through Thursday. A portion of Interstate 55 in St. Louis County was scheduled to close before daybreak Wednesday, due to flooding on the Meramec. Heavy downpours last weekend caused waterways to surge in Missouri , Arkansas , Illinois and other states.

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New Mexico unemployment rate remains at 6.7 percent

In addition, the state added 11,000 jobs in April, and the labor force participation increased from the previous month. The division reports metrics and contextual information as it relates to employment, income, and population in Tennessee.

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The Trump-Russia probe is now investigating a possible cover-up

But Trump later acknowledged in an interview with NBC that the Russian Federation investigation was a factor. Committee chairman Senator Richard Burr said he wants to hear from Mr Comey on his role in the development of the United States intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation interfered in last year's presidential elections.

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Comey Agrees To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee

Senator Burr said: "The Committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former Director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 USA elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media".

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Anthony Weiner pleads guilty: 'I have a sickness'

Attorney Joon Kim stated. He agreed to not appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison. Weiner , who was joined in court by his father and brother, was released on bail pending a September 8 sentencing and did not answer reporters' questions as he left.

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Trump Says New FBI Director Nomination Could Come Next Week

The US president lashed out at Comey on Friday, tweeting that he 'better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!' "They've been vetted over their lifetime, essentially, but very well-known, high-respected, really talented people", Trump said.

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Senate intel chairman: No decision from Flynn on honoring subpoena

On April 28, the Senate Intelligence Committee requested that Flynn submit any records related to his communications with Russian officials. Flynn's attorneys "have not yet indicated their intentions" on the subpoena, Burr said later in a statement released by his office, but he added, "I welcome their willingness to cooperate".

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GOP Health Plan Cuts Coverage for Poor Kids in Florida

Warren made her comments during a tour of the Cambridge Health Alliance Malden Care Center in Malden. "With the Arkansas and Kentucky approaches producing similar results, our results imply that while coverage expansion is important for patients, the type of coverage obtained is less critical".

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Amid tumult, Trump leaves on first presidential foreign trip

He'll also travel to Israel and the West Bank, the Vatican, Belgium and Sicily. Trump also agreed to a defense cooperation deal with the Saudis, pledging $110 billion effective immediately and up to $350 billion over 10 years, as well as some private sector agreements.

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President Trump Holds Press Conference With Colombia's President Before Overseas Trip

The committee's chairman, Sen. Democrats, who have compared the widening scandal to the Watergate break-in and cover-up that in 1974 brought down Republican former President Richard Nixon, were quick to pounce on the latest reports. "This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey". US law enforcement uses the term "a person of interest" to mean someone who is part of a criminal investigation but not arrested or formally accused of a ...

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MS Teens Face Capital Murder Charges in 6-Year-Old's Killing

Ebony Archie went into the grocery store in Jackson , Mississippi , while her son Kingston Frazier , 6, was asleep in the backseat of her Toyota Camry. Three Mississippi teenagers face capital murder charges in the death of a 6-year-old boy who was found dead in his mother's auto on Thursday after it was stolen from a grocery store parking lot while he slept inside it, police said.

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John Cornyn Withdraws From Consideration as FBI Director

The President called Cornyn to discuss the position twice, including after Cornyn passed up the job. While Cornyn is one of the more popular members of the Senate GOP Conference, a number of his colleagues are skeptical that he would be the right choice for the job, anxious that such a pick would be viewed as too political at a time when many critics are questioning whether Comey was sacked to slow-walk the FBI's investigation into alleged Russian coordination with the Trump campaign during ...

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Final Confederate monument to come down in New Orleans

The towering sculpture of Lee, dedicated with great fanfare in 1884, was one of the first Confederate monuments erected in the South and the last of four contentious Civil War-related structures slated for removal by the historic Southern city.

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Mueller Investigation Will Prolong, Not Halt, Political Controversy Over Russia

He then embarked on a vitriolic attack on his former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, claiming Comey had been "very unpopular with most people" who had had "a poor, poor performance in Congress". The White House denied Comey's version of events, saying in a statement that the president had never asked Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including that of Flynn.

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Comey 'a real nut job,' Trump told Russians; Rosenstein stands by memo

Comey will certainly be asked about encounters that precipitated his firing, including a January dinner in which, Comey has told associates, Trump asked for his loyalty. "He was insane, a real nut job", Trump said, according to the report . Trump said as much in one televised interview, but the White House has offered changing justifications for the firing.

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Library staff preparing for annual Summer Reading Program

The first Program dates are June 20th, June 27th, July 11th, July 18th, and July 25th. The Read Off Your Fines campaign encourages youths who have been blocked from checking out library materials to once again take advantage of the many resources and materials available at the library.

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Fired FBI chief Comey to testify publicly in Congress

The committee's chairman, Senator Richard Burr, and the ranking Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, announced that Comey will testify in an open setting before the committee. The Justice Department on Friday distributed prepared remarks that Rosenstein delivered to Congress in separate briefings. Mr Comey will certainly be asked about encounters that precipitated his firing, including a January dinner in which, Mr Comey has told associates, Mr Trump asked for his loyalty.

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New sanctions coming for Venezuela officials

Opposition activists clash with riot police during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas , on May 10, 2017. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivered his most scathing critique of U.S. It was also hours after Venezuelan authorities prevented a known politician from traveling to NY for a meeting at the United Nations to discuss the crisis.

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White House Faces New Pressure on Comey, Russia

Trump has been narrowing a short list and interviewing candidates to replace FBI Director James Comey who he fired May 9. Friday's report quotes Mr Trump calling ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey "crazy" and "a real nut job".

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Lieberman the frontrunner for FBI post

He's also a Democrat, and while Lieberman was respected by both major parties throughout his tenure, his past affiliation may cause trouble during the confirmation process. Keating, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, told The Oklahoman he does not expect to be chosen. In his 2000 vice presidential run, Lieberman was the first Jewish person to run on a major party ticket in a presidential race.

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After Times Square attack, calls for more sidewalk barriers

Annie Donahey, who witnessed Thursday's deadly crash, told ABC News, "I was walking toward the subway station and the sidewalk that I was on was super crowded". PCP, or phencyclidine, can cause users to become delusional, violent or suicidal, according to the US National Drug Intelligence Centre. Three people were still in critical condition with serious head injuries, and a fourth is being treated for a collapsed lung and broken pelvis, according to the complaint.

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White House Announces US Embassy Will Not Move to Jerusalem - For Now

The decision comes as top officials at the State Department, Pentagon and in the intelligence community warned Trump against the bold move, explaining that it could hurt chances of restarting peace talks between Israel and Palestinians.

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Trump Denies Telling Comey to Drop Flynn Investigation

Minutes later, he added, "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" During a press conference later, Trump denied urging former FBI director James Comey to drop the investigation into Michael Flynn. "We have been so proud for centuries here to have free elections, fair elections, not influenced by foreign countries, not influenced by foreign powers, what this is really about is protecting that democracy", Klobuchar said.


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