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Trump's budget proposal includes huge cuts to food stamps

While the president's budget proposal is essentially a suggestion for Congress, it is likely to rattle moderates and Democrats by calling for deep cuts in spending in a number of areas, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department.

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Japan, Canada want to bring TPP back from the dead

Canada and 10 other countries agreed this weekend to re-evaluate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the controversial trade deal that has been assumed dead since the USA pulled out in January. The meeting in Hanoi was the biggest global trade gathering since US President Donald Trump upended the old order , arguing that multilateral free-trade agreements were costing American jobs and withdrawing from the TPP.

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USA protests intercept by Chinese jets; China blames US

Air Force spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Lori Hodge said the WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft was carrying out a routine mission at the time and was operating in accordance with global law. China is deeply suspicious of any U.S. military activity in the resource-rich South China Sea. "The relevant action was professional and safe", Wu said in a statement, adding that "the USA account did not accord with the facts" and stressing that the Chinese planes followed the laws and regulations to ...

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Santorum warns Trump on impeachment: This can't continue

The White House issued a brief statement saying the reports were "not true". The insiders said that White House lawyers are vetting experts as a preemptive - and defensive - strike against Democrats calling for the impeachment of Trump.

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Iranian president Rouhani calls US relations 'a curvy road'

Who can say the region will experience total stability without Iran?' Rouhani told a news conference, broadcast live on state television. Military power is only a part of strength and we are fully aware of that. "Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon - never ever - and must cease its deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias", Trump said in Jerusalem.

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Trump is getting pounded - but it doesn't mean impeachment is imminent

Al Green, D-Texas, in a speech from the House floor, called for Trump's impeachment. Earlier this week, it was also alleged that Trump disclosed classified information on national security during a meeting with Russia's foreign minister and ambassador to the United States.

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Trump kept pushing Comey for information on Russian Federation investigation, kept wanting loyalty

The Times claimed Trump's comments were recorded in a document summarizing the meeting that was read to the newspaper by an unnamed American official. Mark Warner, announced Friday that Comey will testify in an open setting before the committee. Some members of the intelligence community became alarmed by those remarks because they were concerned Trump may have revealed sources and methods of intelligence gathering.

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Texas Bathroom Bill: Legislators Pass Two Anti-LGBT Bills on 'Discrimination Sunday'

The state Senate approved House Bill 3959, allowing faith-based adoption agencies, including those that receive state funding, to base decisions about child placement on their religious beliefs, even if that means discriminating against same-sex couples, members of other faiths, or anyone else who runs afoul of the agency's dogma, Newsweek reports .

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Kim Jong-un Claims New Missile Can Reach Mainland US

Ambassador Haley said on Sunday that the launch was not the way for North Korea to earn a meeting with Trump, who has said he would be "honoured" to meet Kim Jong Un under the right circumstances. Sometime over the weekend, North Korea finally managed to launch a missile that didn't immediately explode. The members of the Security Council stressed that the DPRK's "illegal ballistic missile activities are contributing to its development of nuclear weapons delivery systems and are greatly ...

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Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care decision

The Affordable Care Act requires health insurance companies to reduce out-of-pocket costs like deductibles and copayments for consumers with incomes up to 250 percent of the federal poverty level - which amounts to $30,015 for a single person ― and the federal government is supposed to pay back insurers for the expense.

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President Trump expects 'fast decision' on FBI director replacement

When pressed by Clapper about his remarks on internal attacks, Tapper asked, "Internally, from the president?" Russian Federation has denied the claims and the White House says there was no collusion. The Senate must confirm a new FBI director once Trump names a candidate; that FBI director will take a lead role in the Russian Federation investigation.

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Sessions may put more rules on money for sanctuary cities

In the memo, Sessions said jurisdictions that match his definition will be ineligible to receive grants from the Departments of Justice or Homeland Security. The city also has $4-5 million left over from previous years' grants that has yet to be spent, she added. Justice Department officials have suggested they could still look for ways to keep federal grant money from cities that decline voluntary requests from immigration officials to keep defendants in custody while they await ...

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3 foreign climbers dead, 1 missing near top of Mount Everest

The circumstances around Yearwood's death on Sunday were still unclear, but The Washington Post reports the weather was so bad that many climbers had to turn around halfway up the summit because of high winds. Roland Yearwood, 50, from Georgiana, Ala., was making his second attempt to climb Everest after he narrowly escaped an earthquake-triggered avalanche in 2015 that killed 19 people on the mountain and almost 9,000 people in Nepal and prompted local officials to cancel the remainder of ...

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AAA: Average gas prices in Michigan rise 8 cents

According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on May 22 in OH have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.38 per gallon in 2016, $2.74 per gallon in 2015, $3.76 per gallon in 2014, $3.80 per gallon in 2013, and $3.63 per gallon in 2012.

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US Ambassador to UN Publicly Declares Western Wall Belongs to Israel

Trump has repeatedly expressed his desire to bring about a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and claimed that coming to a peace agreement is "not as hard as people have thought over the years". On the eve of President Trump's first overseas trip, an unfortunate dispute has emerged over the question, "whose wall is it?" The UN Security Council Resolution 242 also calls for Israel to withdraw from all territories the Jewish State captured in the Six Day War, including ...

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Palestinians Taking Trump Efforts Seriously, Says Minister

And while President Trump campaigned on a promise to change that position, he has not followed up on it since taking office, perhaps because he has come to realize that any hope of a negotiated settlement between Israel and the Palestinian state would be dashed by a premature move.

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Iran keen to deepen ties with South Korea under new president

Harris, head of the United States Pacific Command, based in Hawaii, said North Korea is "closer to being able to deliver a nuclear-equipped missile anywhere in the world" and called for further coordination between the U.S., Japan and South Korea to deal with the threat.

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Nearly 740000 foreigners overstayed US visas last year

During the tenure of former President Barack Obama, his DHS appointee did little to track or reduce the number of people who overstayed their visas. A new study provides more detailed data on departures and overstays, by country, for foreign visitors to the US who entered as nonimmigrant visitors through an air or sea Port of Entry and who were expected to depart in fiscal year 2016.

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Chris Christie: I warned Trump about Flynn

Christie also shot down reports that the two had clashed during a previous intelligence briefing, but he did say that Flynn was "not my cup of tea". He added: "Some of it involves classified information that I'm just not at liberty to discuss".

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Trump lashes out at Iran during Jerusalem visit

The Western Wall forms the foundation of the Second Jewish Temple, built by King Herod in the first century B.C., and is a pilgrimage site for Jews all over the world. He has called an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement "the ultimate deal " but has been vague about what form it should take, saying he prefers to leave it to both sides to decide between them in direct talks.

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Texas Lt. Gov. holds must-pass bills hostage to further bathroom bill

Officially, students at Texas schools would have to use the bathroom corresponding to the gender on their birth certificate or a single-occupancy restroom. Many have nondiscrimination policies that include transgender students and have allowed them to use bathrooms of their choice. State Rep. Chris Paddie of Marshall, the Republican who wrote the amendment, said it is "absolutely about child safety.

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Contradictions add up during Trump's Saudi visit

Trump's speech marked a departure from his his rhetoric on the campaign and in the Oval Office - at least, to a degree. The first lady - who is accompanying her husband, President Donald Trump , on his first overseas trip as commander-in-chief - was praised by the Saudi Arabian press for her "classy and conservative" style, despite foregoing the customary headscarf .

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Beach closed after 25 sharks sighted Sunday

Lifeguards in San Clemente ordered swimmers and surfers out of the water Sunday after 25 sharks - some of them 10-footers - were sighted near the shore. The current USA administration has been criticised for its environmental stances since coming into power at the beginning of the year, including accusations that the planned Mexican border wall could be devestating to endangered wildlife populations , but they might be considered shark fans.

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Bill Proposing to Eliminate Vehicle Safety Inspections Stalls in Texas House

Republicans control both chambers of the Texas Legislature but the Senate has for years advanced voucher plans seeking to offer public money to students attending private and religious schools, only to have such proposals repeatedly and resoundingly defeated in the House.

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White House lawyers research impeachment, sources say

Rumors spread that Rosenstein threatened to quit, rejecting the idea that his memo was the reason for Comey's firing. President Donald Trump holds his hand over his heart for the national anthem as he attends the Coast Guard Academy commencement ceremonies in New London, Connecticut, on May 17.

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Comey Memo Turns Up Volume on Impeachment Calls

In March 1868, President Andrew Johnson became the first president to be impeached. I guess that's why we won. Citing current and former officials, the Post said the national intelligence director, Daniel Coats, and the director of the National Security Agency, Adm.

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CDC warns of cryptosporidium outbreaks linked to swimming pools

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning swimmers of an increase in outbreaks of a waterborne parasite in pools . Those outbreaks highlight the ongoing challenges that treated recreational water venues have with Crypto due to how hard it is to kill and the small number of germs that can make people sick.

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Oklahoma survives to set up WCWS rematch at Auburn in Super Regionals

Oklahoma didn't ask for this route, but the Sooners advanced through the Norman Regional the hard way. "She was really pitching in the moment, and that's something we preach when she throws her best and there were a lot of times this year when she got ahead of herself and that's maybe when she's been hit a little bit more".

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Lawmaker Faces Lynching Threats, Racist Slurs After Calling for Trump's Impeachment

As reported by the Houston Chronicle , Green said to those attending the meeting, "Actual recordings will be played and you can decide for yourself what we're dealing with", before playing back the phone calls. "It does not deter us", Green said, according to the Chronicle. "But what we saw in the last two weeks is obstruction of justice, a federal crime, staring all of us in the face".

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Trump mulling over Jerusalem embassy move: Tillerson

The Prime Minister's Office added in its own statement at the end of the transcript, "This is the clear and consistent position of Prime Minister Netanyahu, which he reiterated today". Friedman, who owns an apartment in Jerusalem , is expected to live in the U.S. ambassador's official residence in the Tel Aviv suburb of Herziliya.

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Roger Ailes dead at 77, Fox News says

Roger Ailes , former chief executive of Fox News Channel, has died at age 77, Fox New said on Thursday. A controversial and influential figure in American politics and entertainment, Ailes personally oversaw Fox News programming after the network's launch in 1996.

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DOJ reversal on drug prosecutions will fuel mass incarceration, undermine public safety

Since reaching its historic peak in 2013, reforms in drug prosecution and sentencing as well as the Obama administration's clemency initiative led to a significant decrease in the federal prison population, which had dropped 14% (to 188,800) by April 2017 .

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United Nations chief condemns North Korea over missile launch

It was claimed that the missile is capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead". Trump also has flexed USA military muscle, although with little apparent effect in deterring North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from his rapid tempo of weapons tests.

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Death threats may prompt Thunder's Enes Kanter to become US citizen

Kanter has always been a critic of Turkish President citRecep Tayyip Erdogan, whom he has likened to Adolf Hitler on multiple occasions. Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter said he was stopped at an airport in Romania on Saturday after his travel documents were canceled by his government.

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Oklahoma cop's manslaughter trial heads to closing arguments

Protesters took to the streets as they usually do when things like this happen. The Oklahoma governor, republican Mary Fallin , released a statement after the decision was announced. For many, the verdict is a reminder of the other unarmed black men who have lost their lives at the hands of police in recent years - events that led to the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement.


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