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European Union alarmed by United States laptop plans

DHS confirmed to the Daily Beast that a European ban was "under consideration". As we know all too well, lithium-ion battery fires are a common thing, and if a laptop was to catch fire while in the cargo hold, no-one would be able to put it out.

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U.S. trade representative says United States won't return to Trans-Pacific Partnership

But New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay says he's heartened by the joint statement by the remaining countries, which committed to seeing the deal through. As recently as November, Mr Abe said a TPP deal without the U.S. would be "meaningless". A Japanese official said renegotiation did not make sense if the goal was to eventually bring back the United States.

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Manchester United express sympathy and 'deep shock' over Arena explosion

Police said the attacker detonated the explosives shortly after 10:33 p.m.at Manchester Arena , which has the capacity to hold 21,000 people. After the tragic events that transpired at Ariana Grande's Manchester, England concert on May 22, leaving 22 dead and 59 injured, HollywoodLife.com has exclusively learned that Ari's boyfriend Mac Miller , 25, is strongly considering canceling the remainder of his tour, just as she did .

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Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

According to the ruling , the gerrymanders that resulted in Republicans representing 10 of 13 North Carolina congressional districts following the 2010 census were racially motivated and meant to muffle the voices of black voters in the political process.

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USA helping United Kingdom in bomb investigation, Her Majesty expresses her "deepest sympathy"

Islamic State , now being driven from territories in Syria and Iraq by Western-backed armed forces, said it carried out the attack. Greater Manchester Police are treating the explosion as a terrorist attack and have confirmed 22 fatalities and 59 injured.

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Trump denies that he requested Comey end investigation into Flynn

Mueller has been directed to investigate the possibility of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, who were actively attempting to influence the American presidential election. Richard Burr of North Carolina said in a statement . That will impede congressional committees' ability to conduct their own investigations, said Graham.

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Trump reportedly called Comey a 'nut job' to Russian officials

On Thursday, the Justice Department said a special counsel had been appointed to look into allegations of Russian interference in last year's election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign. Once again, the real story is that our national security has been undermined by the leaking of private and highly classified conversations'. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the committee, said Comey "deserves an opportunity to tell his story".

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Justices won't hear appeal over release of federal mug shots

The Tax Foundation said: "The seminal case regarding the Due Process limitations on retroactive tax law is United States v. Carlton , which provides that a retroactive tax statute must have a "legitimate legislative purpose" and a "modest" period of retroactivity".

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Iran's Rouhani congratulates France Macron on presidential victory

Whether he gets it will depend on the results of France's parliamentary elections June 11 and 18, Nature noted. Macron's margin of victory appeared even larger than expected. The euro is lower on Monday morning despite centre-left Emmanuel Macron sweeping to a decisive victory in the second round of the French presidential election.

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Flynn May Have Lied During Security Clearance Renewal, Says Cummings

Flynn was sacked as White House national security advisor in February, just weeks into the job , amid concerns that he may have been compromised by those contacts. "General Flynn had a duty to be truthful in his security clearance renewal form and during his interview with security clearance investigators", Cummings wrote , noting that he's been in contact with the Justice Department and the newly appointed special counsel about his findings.

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Tornadoes cause damage in Wisconsin, Oklahoma

The injuries ranged from minor scrapes to people who needed to be carried out on a stretcher. The weather department also predicted that the storm would be so severe that there might be a chance of power failures in many regions in these two states, and this will stay for sometimes.

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Teens arrested in murder of 6-year-old MS boy

Archie collapsed at the Jackson district attorney's office when she learned that her son was dead, and had to be carried away by two family members. WLBT uncovered a picture that was tweeted to Washington from the other man believed to be involved in this heinous crime spree, Dwan Wakefield .

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The NCAA Won't Do Squat About The Texas Bathroom Bill

GOODWYN: The bill prohibits transgender students from using the bathroom which correlates to their gender identity. A "bathroom bill" similar to the one that sparked controversy in North Carolina is quickly working its way through the Texas legislature.

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British Police Confirm Deaths After Reported Explosion At Manchester Arena Concert

The blast, "what sounded like gunshots: 'bang, bang, '" came just as Grande left the stage: "It was nearly like they waited for her to go", the mother said. Britain's third biggest city was hit in 1996 by a massive auto bomb planted at a shopping centre by the Irish Liberation Army (IRA) which wounded more than 200 people.

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Melania Trump visits a women's business center, school in Saudi Arabia

Speaking to Muslim and Arab leaders in Riyadh on Sunday, Trump said the war against terrorism was a "battle between good and evil" rather than a clash of civilizations. And the new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, based in Riyadh, represents an indigenous attempt at countering radical Islamist teaching and preaching.

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WH Official: NYT, WaPo Reports Are 'Coordinated Attack' on Trump

The New York Times reported that Trump told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov last week that Comey was a "nut job ". He also said that "the Russian Federation thing" had been a factor in his decision, later calling Comey a "showboat", a "grandstander", and a "real nut job ".

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Texas advances school transgender bathroom law

It was a much narrower measure than Senate Bill 6 , the Patrick-championed bathroom bill that passed the Senate months ago, or House Bill 2899, which some had hoped would have been the lower chamber's alternative to SB 6. Many kids spoke about the "horrifying" bullying and abuse they've already faced when forced to use a school bathroom of their biological sex. "The Keep Texas Open for Business Coalition and the Texas business community have been consistent and clear in our opposition ...

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Key lawmakers vow full airing of reasons behind Comey firing

Trump's investigation in light of the rapid-fire sequences of events taking place since Comey's firing more than a week ago. "He wants to question him before anyone else does but before that he'll have to go through tons of documents". One senior House Democrat said the report might compel lawmakers to call "relevant officials" to testify - and obtain the alleged NSA memo. It has not denied the Times report that Trump was critical of Comey to the Russians the day after he fired him.

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Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

Hours later, Rep. Elijah Cummings, senior Democrat on the House oversight committee, said government documents he's reviewed showed inconsistencies in Flynn's disclosures to USA investigators in early 2016 during his security clearance review.

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Russian Federation bragged during the campaign about controlling Flynn

Presidential election. Legal experts have said Flynn was unlikely to turn over the personal documents without immunity because he would be waiving some of his constitutional protections by doing so. The Senate committee is one of several on Capitol Hill investigating possible collusion between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

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James Corden Addresses Attack At Ariana Grande Concert In Manchester

Fans of the United States singer were slaughtered after a night of fun, the latest attack targeting young people. Loved ones began frantically looking for those who had gone missing after the attack. May is due to chair a meeting of the government's COBRA emergency committee later Tuesday. The 23-year-old Grande, true to her youthful fan base, is a social media phenomenon with 105 million followers on Instagram and 45.6 million followers on Twitter.

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Aguirre reiterates De Lima can not attend Senate sessions Featured

Her supporters maintained that the justice department failed to prove that De Lima pocketed millions of pesos in drug pay-offs. She said prisoners were allowed to register as voters and vote in recent elections and that the Sandiganbayan had granted the plea of some detained senators to attend birthday celebrations.

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Trump seeks to slash government spending in budget plan

The fiscal 2018 budget the administration will send to Congress Tuesday is built around some of the president's biggest campaign promises, like an optimistic economic growth of three percent and boost in defense spending. "For the first time in a long time the administration has written a budget through the eyes of the people who are paying the taxes", he said, rather than those who are receiving benefits.

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Trump to test waters for achieving Middle East peace

The two leaders met earlier at the King David Hotel after Mr. Trump stopped by the Western Wall , becoming the first sitting USA president to visit Judaism's holiest site. Trump was considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and announcing plans to relocate the United States embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv during his trip.

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Children among 22 killed in Manchester terror attack

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was "shocked" by the attack and asked for people to keep the victims and their families in mind. He said a "fast-moving investigation" had established the attack was conducted by one man who died at the scene, although detectives are working to establish if he was "was acting alone or as part of a network".

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'I never mentioned' Israel to Russian officials in Oval Office meeting

But the Palestinian prisoners' affairs committee has called for the "day of rage" when Trump visits Bethlehem, in order for "the voice of the prisoners to be heard by the president", according to the Associated Press . For this reason, US officials refuse to say that the wall is part of Israel . Correction: President Donald Trump was speaking before a meeting in Jerusalem .

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Roger Ailes, Former Fox News CEO, Dies At 77

Ailes' wife, Elizabeth Ailes , confirmed her husband's death in a statement to Drudge Report . His manner of death was ruled accidental. Roger Ailes , President of Fox News Channel in April 2012 in New York City. The report quotes the caller as saying that the victim was suffering "serious bleeding" and "is not completely alert". He was taken to a hospital by attending paramedics.

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U.S. likely to expand laptop ban to flights from Europe

The DHS in March announced new cabin restrictions on laptops onboard flights originating from airports in Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and Saudi Arabia, due to suspicions that bombs could be concealed in devices taken onto planes, according to Reuters .

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4 climbers, including 1 American, die on Everest over the weekend

At that altitude, Yearwood was in what is described as the "Death Zone" of Everest; an area where the air is so thin, humans only have a matter of hours before vital organs begin to shut down. According to Chowang Sherpa , Managing Director of Arun Treks and Expedition, the handling agency of Kumar's expedition, a team of high-altitude guides spotted the body on Monday morning "resting below 200-metre-deep crevasse of "balcony" (8,400 metres) near the summit ".

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Trump holds talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials

President Donald Trump has arrived in Bethlehem for a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS'). Trump's visit is part of his first trip overseas as president and follows an initial stop in Saudi Arabia, where he urged Islamic leaders to confront extremism while also criticising Iran.

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White House Starts The Clock On NAFTA Renegotiations

Schumer of NY. President Trump has called it a disaster and others say America has seen a significant boost in trade . Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross praised the announcement which came from the newly confirmed U.S Trade Representative Robert E.

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The Big Problem with President Trump's Record Arms Deal with Saudi Arabia

The visit will be closely watched, after the administration previously indicated it may relocate its embassy to the city from Tel Aviv, a controversial move given that many countries do not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the whole of Jerusalem.

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President's 2018 budget to include paid family leave

The cuts to food stamps are several times larger than those attempted by House Republicans a few years back and comprise the bulk of a 10-year, $274 billion proposal that's labeled as welfare reform. People familiar with the plan were not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. The new administration claims it can obliterate the deficit through a combination of steep cuts in certain means-tested entitlement programs, other savings and robust economic growth to ...

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Medicaid expansion, reversed by House, is back on table in Senate

The United States Senate will soon take up for consideration the GOP House bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. A diabetes patient has her pulse checked by a diabetes specialist doctor during a medical check-up at a hospital.

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White Maryland student to appear in stabbing of black man

In recent months, there has been a jump in racist groups naming themselves variations of the term "alt-right", said Heidi Beirich, director of the SPLC's Intelligence Project. "As we search for answers to this senseless crime, please continue to keep the family and friends of Lt. Collins, and the BSU community, in your thoughts and prayers", Loh said in a statement Sunday .


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