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Republican candidate charged with assault on reporter wins special Montana election

The vacancy in Montana arose after President Donald Trump appointed the previous holder of the seat, Ryan Zinke , as interior secretary. Gianforte's victory preserved the GOP's 24-seat advantage in the House of Representatives. "All politics are local", said Art Wittich, a Gianforte supporter. Get the h*** out of here. He attacked Gianforte as a transplant from New Jersey _ Gianforte moved to the state in the 1990s - which was a potent issue during the gubernatorial race but not enough to ...

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Trump Breaks With Other G7 Nations, Delays Committing to Paris Climate Accord

That tweet set a timeframe for the United States to quickly reconsider its original position, contained in the G7 communique, of abstaining from the pact. The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020.

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Police say Mississippi boy shot after car stolen

If convicted of capital murder, McBride would be the only one that could be given the death penalty. According to CBS News, authorities said a surveillance video and a witness helped them identify their first suspect. DeAllen Washington , 17, turned himself into the Hinds County Sheriff's Department Thursday afternoon. According to FOX News , the MS teens will be charged with capital murder.

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Trump bumbles across Middle East

He blasted the Clinton Foundation for accepting donations from the Saudis, referring to the Saudis as "people that push gays off buildings". This aroused mistrust of the United States from countries including Saudi Arabia . "The leadership in Israel today is driven first and foremost by fear", he asserted . As Trump arrived in Jerusalem after his meetings in Saudi Arabia, it was clear that he had heeded Saudi Arabia.

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Trump Calls First Trip Abroad a "Home Run" as Challenges Await

Earlier on Thursday, more than 20 Republican senators, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, sent a letter to Trump asking him to leave the Paris Climate Agreement . commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emission, NPR reported. The meeting's final declaration reflected a stalemate between the United States and the six other participating countries, who are all strongly committed to the Paris accord .

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Joe Lieberman Is the Leading Choice for New FBI Director

Lieberman was among four candidates Trump interviewed at the White House this week. That probe is now in the hands of former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who was named as special counsel Wednesday. John Cornyn, both Republicans; Alice Fisher, the former head of the Justice Department's Criminal Division; and Michael Garcia, a former US attorney from Manhattan.

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WRIGHT: Trump succeeding where Obama failed on Middle East

He leaned heavily on concerns over Iran's destabilizing activities in the region during his two-day visit to Saudi Arabia . "I refuse to see the visit just as a gesture - there must be something behind it", he said . The only credible ideas still require the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state alongside Israel . The global community doesn't recognize Israeli sovereignty over east Jerusalem and Palestinians regard it as the future capital of an independent Palestinian state.

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Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at 69

In March, Mr. Allman canceled all future tour dates, and an announcement posted on his website said he would not be touring in 2017. It was Duane , however, who became an ace guitarist while Gregg served their various bands as keyboardist and vocalist.

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Trump recaps trip before returning to Washington

President Donald Trump (C) and other leaders arrive for the group photo for the G7 Outreach Program on the second and last day of the G7 Taormina summit on the island of Sicily on May 27, 2017 in Taormina, Italy. Climate and trade were sticking points at the two-day summit in Taormina, Sicily. The group reached agreement on improving cooperation against terrorism in the wake of the bomb attack on a pop concert in Manchester, Britain, ahead of the summit.

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Two Views: How GOP health bill could stave off collapse of Obamacare

We must provide health care to the countless hardworking New Yorkers who can't afford coverage or costly procedures, and could be most significantly impacted by recent federal legislative efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act .

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Seniors not on board with GOP's healthcare plan

Republicans may have a touch of tunnel vision, suggests Robert Blendon, who follows the politics of health care at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Trump's Health and Human Services secretary, Tom Price, assailed the CBO for being inaccurate, and the White House issued a similar critique. The CBO also does not account for the effects that the states will have on coverage .

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Patrick says Straus is causing a special session

Supporters described limiting the scope to schools as "middle ground" and hinted that it could soften the kinds of costly boycotts that hit North Carolina after it approved its bathroom bill a year ago. "I'm not astonished at that", said Sen. Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick , a Republican, on Friday repeated calls for a special session to pass a bill that targets the transgender community.

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CBO Report: 23 Million to Lose Coverage Under AHCA

Democrats blasted the bill and said the CBO report proved it would be catastrophic for millions of people who would lose health insurance. Republican rhetoric for years has magnified the flaws of the Affordable Care Act . The liberal-leaning Urban Institute said the analysis offered nothing new, calling the House Republican bill a "tax bill paired with Medicaid cuts " to benefit the richest households in the country.

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Supreme Court agrees lawmakers relied on race in NC redistricting

Justice Samuel Alito , joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy , would have reversed the lower court and upheld the map for one of the districts, District 12. He noted that race and party affiliation were closely related in the state, and criticized those who sued for not submitting a redistricting map of their own.

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Macron gets to grips with United States president on climate change deal

President Trump lectured an audience of European leaders that included Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron of France and Germany's Angela Merkel. When NATO leaders greeted President Macron at the new alliance headquarters later, President Macron pointedly headed straight for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, embracing her and shaking the hand of NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg before another muscular handshake with President Trump.

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Tillerson Holds Briefing in Saudi Arabia, U.S

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a direct challenge to Iran Saturday, spotlighting the strategic objective of President Trump's state visit to Saudi Arabia. The secretary of state said the USA and Saudi Arabia were closely coordinating their efforts to counter Iranian extremism in the region and overseas, "particularly its support for foreign fighters", adding that both countries were closely following how the nuclear deal signed in 2015 "could be used to contain Iran's nuclear ...

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In reversal, radio host Alex Jones apologizes to Chobani

In April, Jones took to his show and social media to level accusations against Chobani, putting its Idaho facility in his crosshairs, using the headline "Idaho Yogurt Maker Caught Importing Migrant Rapists". Jones is a vocal supporter of travel bans for refugees. The company had initially sought $10,000 in punitive damages, though the precise details of this week's settlement have not been revealed.

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Watchdog: '23 million to lose health coverage under GOP health bill'

Consumers value comprehensive coverage , since no one is beyond the reach of sickness, or immune from the consequences of age. Riley said . "If you buy a bike it will cost you less than a auto". He has also left uncertain whether the government will continue payments to insurers that let them lower out-of-pocket costs like copayments and deductibles - reductions they are legally required to make.

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McMaster 'Not Concerned' By Reports On Kushner-Moscow Backchannel

Current and former US intelligence officials said that although Russian diplomats have secure means of communicating with Moscow, Kushner's apparent request for access to such channels was extraordinary. Kushner is under investigation for the "extent and nature" of his interaction with Russian officials, The Washington Post reported . The interest in Kushner would move the wider investigation into the White House , although there is no indication that Kushner is accused of wrongdoing or ...

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Macron Urges Trump to Avoid Hasty Climate Change Decision

As he met Macron Trump pointedly refused to answer journalists' questions about the growing intelligence scandal, which comes on top of concerns his administration may not have handled secret information provided by allies with the due care expected.

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Durbin rips Republican health care bill after CBO report

That was a knock on 11th-hour changes Republicans made in the bill to gain conservatives' votes by letting states get waivers to boost premiums on the ill and reduce coverage requirements. Acknowledging that it can't pinpoint which states might seek the waiver, CBO analysts project that one-sixth of the USA population reside in states that could choose not to cover essential health services and may opt to charge people with preexising conditions more in in premiums than healthy people.

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Two children die days after being found shot outside Dayton home

Two Ohio children have died after their mother allegedly shot them in the head . WHIO reported both children - 8-year-old Khmorra and 6-year-old Kaiden - both died Sunday evening after spending several days in the hospital. Not-guilty pleas were entered for Helton to charges of attempted murder and felonious assault. Police said the incident happened around 10 a.m. Thursday inside their home.

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Manchester bomber Salman Abedi 'asked mother for forgiveness hours before attack'

In a statement issued by the White House, as Trump joined May at a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, he said: "There is no relationship we cherish more than the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom".

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Newark airport terminal evacuated after package found

The item was found at Terminal A on level 3, according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo. Authorities have started a preliminary examination of the suspicious item and officers from the Essex County Bomb Squad have been called in for further inquiry.

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Florida State beats Duke 5-1, advances to ACC title game

All of Virginia's eight starting position players had at least one hit and sophomore left-handed pitcher Daniel Lynch (7-4) held the Tigers to one run and five hits over seven innings. Sands only threw 87 pitches to that point, and could have thrown another inning. "We understand we have to play each game like it's our last and we're embracing that and playing really loose".

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What's next for Montana congressman?

He is the chairman of a local Christian school in Bozeman, the state's fourth-largest city, and his family's charitable foundation donated $1.5 million to a creationist museum that rejects the theory of evolution and claims the dinosaurs were wiped out by the Biblical flood.

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British Airways cancels flights from London over IT failure

Some BA flights were still arriving at Heathrow on Saturday, although with delays. British Airways on Saturday cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick airports in London as a global IT failure caused severe disruption for travellers.

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Macron snubs May on post-Brexit trade deal talks

As NATO leaders congregated, Trump forcefully slapped a hand on the shoulder of Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, pushed him aside, and barreled his way through to the front of the group. " You were my guy ", Trump allegedly said. Macron, a newcomer to worldwide diplomacy, replied that he was very happy to be with Trump, who he will see again later on Thursday at a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders.

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's NSC chief, dies at 89

Brzezinski served as President Carter's national security advisor from 1977 to 1981 and continued to hold influence in foreign policy issues. He was also a prime player behind the failed US mission in 1980 to rescue USA hostages held in Iran after the overthrow of the Shah of Iran.

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Trump not swayed by G7 leaders on Paris climate deal

While leaders at the G7 summit concurred on Internet terrorism, they did not come to an agreement on climate change - because Trump, who's already threatened to remove the United States from the landmark 2015 Paris climate change accord, remains uncertain of his stance on the matter.

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Bonifacio's hit caps Royals' rally in 6-4 win over Indians

The win Friday was the third time in their last 16 games that the Royals came back from a deficit of four or more runs to win a game. In the next inning, the Royals drew even when third baseman Mike Moustakas blasted a solo home run to right field.

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Senate panel seeks documents from Trump campaign

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn also attended the meeting with Kushner, the Post reported, citing United States officials. Asked about reports that U.S. And here's just what Cohn said: "We're not going to comment on Jared". Of interest to FBI investigators is likely Kushner's several meetings with the Russian ambassador.

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What happens to Earth if the US exits the climate deal?

Gaetano Benedetto, CEO of WWF-Italy said: "We recognize the leadership and determination of the Italian Presidency and European Union countries to keep climate at the top of the global political agenda: the final G7 Communique is a sign that they have been able to agree on the facts and opportunities".

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Senate mulling toned-down version of healthcare plan

The Congressional Budget Office says 23 million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if the American Health Care Act becomes law. He was working with Senate Republican leadership and the Finance and HELP committees, which oversee health policy. The CBO reports that the bill could destabilize individual insurance markets in some states, leaving unhealthy Americans unable to buy insurance.

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G7 leaders brace for clash with Trump on trade and climate

And by Friday evening, White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said Trump's views were indeed "evolving". He came here to get smarter. "The Italian presidency will try to ensure it is a useful one, capable of bringing the different positions closer together".


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