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G7 climate row deadlocked but U.S. says Trump 'evolving'

As a newly appointed special counsel is beginning his investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and close adviser, has become a focus of the probe, according to The Washington Post.

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CBO report rips GOP health bill

But such predictions are hard, particularly in health care. The effects of the AHCA may depend on where you live. That led to 20 million more insured, but also higher premiums for people buying their own policies, along with tax increases and considerable federal regulation.

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Two neo-nazi roommates killed for disrespecting Muslim faith

Tampa Police say Devon Arthurs , 18, killed his roommates Jeremy Himmelman , 22, and Andrew Oneschuk , 18. The sister of a man fatally shot by his roommate said Wednesday that she believed her brother was staying with his friend - who federal investigators said was an avowed neo-Nazi - because her brother needed an cheap place to sleep in Florida while he was looking for work, not because he shared his views.

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French president Macron trumps Trump's tug-and-hold handshake

The annual event brings together the leaders of the United States, France , the United Kingdom, Japan, Italy and Canada to discuss and promote solutions for major world issues. On Friday, their power games appeared to continue when Macron swerved past Trump to warmly greet German Chancellor Angela Merkel instead. When Macron does get around to greeting Trump, Trump goes for the grab-and-pull.

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Bernie Sanders: Lieberman Would Be 'Very Contentious' FBI Director Nominee

Several senior White House officials told reporters at both Politico and CNN that Lieberman, a former Democratic senator from CT who now identifies as an Independent, was the frontrunner for the job. It's not news that President Trump is capable of choosing unlikely appointees for important positions - though, as he might put it , some, I assume, are good people.

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Trump's budget plan hits poor people hard

Trump, who once vowed "no cuts" to Medicaid , would now cut Medicaid by more than $800 billion, denying support to 10 million people. Trump proposes to completely eliminate funding for lots of other programs. Because right now, my unborn grandchildren are paying for it, and I think that is morally bankrupt. Democrats also took aim at proposed cuts to social programs.

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MI5 was warned about Manchester bomber Salman Abedi's support of Islamists

The White House had no immediate comment on the Manchester decision. Many of Monday's victims, who included an 8-year-old girl, have yet to be named, with desperate relatives still appealing for help in finding those missing. Somehow, I doubt Trump will need a lot of scolding to get angry over leaks coming from U.S. intelligence services. "Very few people in the community here were close to him and therefore Salman's fanaticism wasn't something the community was aware of, " he ...

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Massive Landslide Buries Part of California State Route 1

State road officials plan to wait for the immediate slide danger to pass before going back to start figuring out how to strengthen the hillside and rebuild and reopen that part of the road, he said. The highway had been closed for some time because crews were working to remove debris from an earlier landslide. The affected area is about nine miles south of Monterey County.

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Langer leads halfway through Senior PGA on Trump course

Singh was at 10-under 134 through two rounds. "You have a few of the holes with crosswinds and few down-winds and just a few into the wind". The 59-year-old German could break Jack Nicklaus' record of eight senior majors with a win at Trump National .

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Texas House approves judicial security bill prompted by judge's shooting

She says her son would be ashamed to be outed. "No amount of discrimination is acceptable", Equality Texas said in a statement Sunday night. That forced Republicans to find a still-viable bill to attach the bathroom language to as an amendment.

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Trump budget cuts will hurt Americans

The overall budget proposal is $76 billion, which the administration said is about the same as for 2016. But it could be the start of real bargaining that goes something like this: Trump doubles his offer (unlike Mulvaney, he doesn't care about budgetary red ink), uses some money from a tax on foreign income of USA companies, gets Saudi Arabia and other countries to chip in for energy-related projects and some public-private deals.

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University of Maryland Stabbing Death Investigated as Hate Crime

Sean Urbanski is charged with murder in Collins' death. The judge said she will allow Urbanski's lawyers to research and evaluate the option of Global Positioning System monitoring, and in the meantime, he will be held without bond. Richard Collins III was supposed to graduate on Tuesday. "Hate has no place in America", he said. "It shows extreme bias against women, Latinos, members of the Jewish faith, and especially African-Americans", said University of Maryland College Park Chief ...

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Tenn. lawmakers debate morality of President Trump's first budget

Donald Trump's budget director has faced fire from Democrats as he attempted to defend the President's budget proposal - which would slash federal spending on social safety-net programmes by more than $1 trillion (£77.2bn) over the next 10 years.

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Health care bill: Premiums may decline, but many will pay more

The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday released its long-awaited updated report on the GOP's healthcare bill. "Over time, it would become more hard for less healthy people (including people with preexisting medical conditions) in those states to purchase insurance because their premiums would continue to increase rapidly", the CBO said .

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Trump's climate change stance is 'evolving'

The leaders said in their statement that "we G7 leaders express our most keenly felt closeness and our deeply felt condolences for the brutal attack and the victims in Manchester which shows how we must boost our efforts and turn our commitments into action".

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Russian Amb. said Kushner wanted secret communications backchannel

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn , who was sacked in February after he discussed us sanctions against Russian Federation with Kislyak and then lied about it, also attended the meeting , as was reported in March . That conversation occurred on December 1 or December 2, at Trump Tower. On Thursday, U.S. news outlets reported that Kushner is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in its probe of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian ...

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After being charged with allegedly assaulting reporter, Gianforte wins Montana House seat

Gianforte will fill the seat vacated by former representative Ryan Zinke who President Donald Trump picked to head up the Department of the Interior. "Yeah, I think he should apologize ", Ryan said. I am not proud of what happened. "That is wrong and should not have happened". With a majority of the precincts reporting, Gianforte led by a 49-44 margin.

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German police: Manchester bomber passed through airport

Mr Burnham told BBC's Newsnight that police had chose to take a "cautious approach" to releasing information "and yet the first reports were coming seemingly out of the United States ". "The British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect the operational integrity, the element of surprise, so it is irritating if it gets released from other sources, and I have been very clear with our friends that that should not happen again", Rudd ...

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Theresa May to raise information leak with Donald Trump

Greater Manchester Police released a statement condemning the leaks on behalf of the National Counter-Terrorism Policing units that suggested a severe rupture in trust between Britain and the United States, who have traditionally shared intelligence at the highest levels.

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Senate Republicans Moving Ahead With Pre-Existing Condition Waivers Despite Damning CBO Score

Three weeks after the House narrowly approved the measure with GOP-only votes and after several embarrassing setbacks, Republican senators said they'd move in their own direction and dismissed the report's impact. "We got to get premiums down and we got to make sure that people with pre-existing conditions can get affordable coverage ". The new bill will also allow states to get waivers so that insurers can charge more based on pre-existing conditions.

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Jared Kushner Reportedly Wanted Secret Line Of Communication To Russia

The Post was first alerted in mid-December to the meeting by an anonymous letter, which said, among other things, that Kushner had talked to Kislyak about setting up the communications channel. Mr Kushner met with the Russian ambassador to the USA and Mr Sergei Gorkov, a banker from a Russian state bank under U.S. sanctions in December, the Post said.

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Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina gerrymandering

The Supreme Court also upheld the practice of creating voting districts based on the total population , throwing out a challenge last April that would have seen them redrawn based on eligible voters instead. Both districts are held by the Democrats. In drawing the boundary lines for both districts, race was the predominant factor and the state failed to offer a compelling justification, the court said.

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George HW Bush weighs in on Ailes' death

He is widely believed to have created the behemoth that is the Fox network, having overseen production since its founding in 1996. 'He wasn't ideal, but Roger Ailes was my friend & I loved him. Under the leadership of Ailes, Fox became America's most widely watched cable news channel, home to key conservative political commentators and drawing an audience distinct from rivals CNN and MSNBC.

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Amarillo's Peace Officers Memorial Day Remembrance

The lighting of blue lights on Monday night is part of a celebration of Peace Officers Memorial Day , a 55-year-old tradition started by former President John F. During Sunday's event, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) joined in remembering Hawaiʻi's 65 officers who died in the line of duty. "We as a family, we as a brotherhood band together, we support these families year in and year out we're there for them", Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle said.

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Virginia State Police trooper shot, suspect manhunt ongoing

Walter, was working with a Richmond Police Officer when they noticed a auto parked the wrong way on Redd Street. During the course of the encounter, the Special Agent was shot by the passenger in the vehicle, who fled on foot. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and was taken into custody by Richmond Police. The shooting happened shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Redd Street, in the heart of the public housing development.

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"Click It or Ticket" Safety Campaign Underway for Memorial Day Weekend

Marc McCleskey. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary also has an online virtual vessel safety check to use if you'd prefer to do a self-inspection. When lake and river levels are up, as they have been in recent weeks across Kentucky, boaters must also be on the lookout for floating debris and keep in mind that some hazards may be hidden just below the surface.

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Two South Carolina men charged for forcing alligator to drink beer

Floyd and Brown told officers they saw the alligator crossing the road and picked it up. Kyndel McConchie of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources confirmed to the Charlotte Observer Friday that the incident did occur in SC, possibly Thursday, and that it may have involved minors.

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In Europe, World Leaders Try To Change Trump's Mind On Climate Change

President Donald Trump still refuses to back the 2015 Paris agreement to fight climate change , blocking efforts by world leaders meeting in Sicily to get the new U.S. But Gentolini and other world leaders weren't just waiting for internal reflection. Both US and European Union officials confirmed the outspoken president had raised the auto trade issue but sought to play down the language used, as Trump shared friendly words with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders ...

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Overstreet Impresses In NCAA Championship Debut

At the end of play on Friday, Clemson was 15 shots and 15 teams off the 15-team cutline that will be invoked at the end of 54 holes on Sunday. The weather also interrupted Oklahoma State (-5), Southern California (-4) and UNLV (-3). Four are tied for third at 4 under (that whole quartet still has holes to play). Maverick McNealy is 3-over through 14 holes. Zalatoris righted the ship with a birdie on the ninth - just before play was suspended again due to darkness.

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World leaders lobby Trump on climate change at G7

He's also refused to explicitly back their mutual defense agreement. And now Trump is at the final stop of his maiden global trip, a grueling nine-day, five-stop marathon. Though Donald Trump was barely seen in public Friday, the US president dominated every aspect of the first day of the G7 summit on this sun-drenched island in the Mediterranean that is otherwise an infamous haunt for Sicilian gangsters, not to mention Russian oligarchs and their dubious fortunes.

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USA plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind

But humanitarian relief has become a source of debate in line with Pyongyang's unbridled military provocations, as critics say the communist state may siphon off any outside handouts for military and other unintended uses. Beijing's action reflects a growing awareness about the urgent need for China to pressure North Korea into halting its testing of missiles and nuclear bombs, Acting Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton told reporters in Beijing.

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Paper says Kushner sought secret Russia channe

Former President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russian Federation after it seized Crimea and started supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine in 2014. USA intelligence officials told the newspaper that while Moscow's diplomats can securely communicate with Moscow, Kushner's apparent suggestion was extraordinary.

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Ivey appoints Birmingham attorney Sellers to Supreme Court

New Orleans has recently removed Civil War-era landmarks, moves both protested and celebrated. Sellers is a partner in the Montgomery office of a prominent Alabama law firm, Balch & Bingham. It also prohibits renaming schools that have carried a person's name for more than 40 years. The other pieces of legislation signed by Governor Ivey at Maxwell included incentives for in-state education opportunities for the military, new jobs for service members, and military infrastructure ...

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Former Texas nurse accused of killing children in the '80s

Genene Jones is accused of injecting Joshua Sawyer with a toxic level of Dilantin in December 1981, the year before she killed Chelsea McClellan. Jones, 66, was serving a 99-year sentence for the 1982 murder of 15-month-old Chelsea McClellan .

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Cars, House, Searched After Ohio Shootings

Authorities found nurse Marlina Medrano, nurse aide Cindy Krantz and the gunman, Thomas Hartless, dead inside of Pine Kirk. Hartless, 43, killed himself by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun, the coroner said. Chief Steven Eric Disario, 36, had been on the job for only three weeks, member station WOSU reports. His relationship with Medrano ended with court filings ― and in the days prior to the shooting, she sought a protection order because she feared for her life.


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