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What we know - and don't know - about Jared Kushner's Russian Federation contacts

That includes Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner , who reportedly tried to set up a back channel to Moscow during the transition - separate from US agencies. He focused heavily on leaks - both those coming out of the White House and an intelligence leak blamed on Americans about this week's deadly bombing at a concert in England.

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Suspect in Denver homicide arrested in California after home invasion

One of the suspects was taken into custody at gunpoint in front of the house, but the second suspect managed to flee the location, according to the lieutenant. The teenagers were driving a stolen vehicle, Harris said. A 15-year-old girl, who police believe committed the deadly home invasion with the teenage boy, turned herself into Denver police.

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Aust hoping U.S. keeps Paris deal: minister

Moreover, newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron during bilateral talks called on the United States leader to review his stance on the Paris climate deal. "U.S. companies are well positioned to lead in these markets". The G7 summit in Italy showed that under US President Donald Trump , the US policies regarding climate change have changed.

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Trump lambasts 'fake' media for 'demeaning' his social media use

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk from. US President Donald Trump says he has "total confidence" in his embattled senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner , following reports Kushner tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Russian Federation before Trump took office.

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Trump says comic should be ashamed for severed head video

I am just now seeing the reaction of these images". "I$3 t was deeply inappropriate and runs contrary to the core values our company stands for". The picture was part of a photo shoot with Tyler Shields, a photographer known for a brush or two with controversy.

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Walker open to tolling interstates, with conditions

Speaking on the site of the 10/441 project in Neenah last week, Walker said splitting transportation funding from the larger state budget, as some Republican lawmakers have suggested, could delay some projects. "My message is simple: let's just get it done". Some of Walker's fellow Republicans in the state Legislature have been a hard sell. Over the past several weeks, the governor has warned that he will veto the entire $72 billion state budget if the Legislature offers a roads funding ...

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Officer's trial judge to rule on Castile gun permit evidence

Castile told Yanez that he had a gun in a vehicle during the traffic stop, and at the time, he had a valid permit to carry. The graphic video showing Philando Castile's final moments after he was shot by a Minnesota police officer made headlines almost a year ago and led to calls for changes in policing.

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Has Donald Trump been buying followers on Twitter?

The president experienced an increase of 2.3 million followers in May, adding approximately 573,000 followers each week. Or is he simply trying to catch up with Barack Obama's impressive 89 million followers - of which 79 per cent are real? Each audit takes a sample of up to 5,000 Twitter followers for a user and calculates a score for each follower.

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Transgender 'Bathroom Bill' Expected To Pass In Texas

Parents could file lawsuits against schools that enact the state's policy and schools that don't could face legal action by the state. Several Democrats called the amendment discriminatory and on Monday, Moody unsuccessfully tried to make it optional for school districts.

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Tiger found asleep in vehicle before DUI arrest

Police said he had to be awakened. Woods, now 876th in the Official World Golf Ranking, is recovering from his fourth back surgery since 2014 and will miss the rest of the PGA Tour season. "I think he's had ongoing issues with that". He needs our help . He needs a lot of support from a lot of people... In a statement on Monday evening, Woods blamed "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medication".

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Spicer holds White House news briefing amid new Russian Federation allegations

A final day has not been set, Dubke said. Dubke said he had "a good conversation with the President" after submitting his resignation. He offered to stay on to help manage communications in Washington during Trump's foreign trip, and the president accepted.

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US stages successful test of ICBM defence system

The interceptor " destroyed the target in a direct collision ", according to a statement from the Missile Defense Agency . The test's success was an important step toward demonstrating that improved interceptors the agency is now installing in silos "are capable and can be relied upon to defend the USA homeland from a ballistic missile attack", Cristina Chaplain, the missile defense director for the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office, said in an email .

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Trump promises unfulfilled by House GOP health bill

The health care reform bill approved by House Republicans would make a lot of big changes to the health insurance market ― and one of the biggest would be felt in just months if President Donald Trump gets his wish to sign into law. Almost half (45%) of the public now says the replacement bill would result in higher health care costs for their family, compared to about a quarter (28%) who said so in December.

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Screaming gunman sparks terror at Orlando airport

Officers were able to get him to drop the weapon. "From that point, he lay down on the ground with the gun close to him". The former Marine faces one count of aggravated assault with a firearm and is being held for mental health evaluation, Mina said.

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Heated immigration debate led to Texas lawmakers' scuffle

Matt Rinaldi , R-Irving, chose to call upon U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement to halt the lawful demonstrations against Senate Bill 4 . They said the comment was made in the direction of Democratic Rep. The fallout continues from a protest at the Texas State Capitol where even lawmakers were hurling threats. Ramon Romero and Cesar Blanco and told them he had called U.S.

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Town that denied mosque permit to pay Islamic group $3.25M

The $3.25 million is to settle the Islamic Society's lawsuit against the town, split into $1.75 million for attorneys' fees and costs and $1.5 million for damages. "Opinions may still be varied, but it is in the best interest of the township to settle the litigation", the statement said. " The Township maintains that the denial of the Planning Board was based on accepted land use criteria only ", township spokesman Michael Turner said Tuesday.

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Illinois House Approves Minimum-Wage Hike To $15

If passed by the Illinois Senate and signed by Illinois governor Bruce Rauner, the minimum wage would jump incrementally over the next five years for workers 18 and over. Additionally, the tourist service industry and restaurant workers who are tipped employees must be compensated at a rate of not less than 40 percent of the prevailing minimum wage.

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White House Ducks Questions Over Kushner Back-Channel Reports

After the two met at European summits, the German leader said, "We in Europe have to take our fate into our own hands". Spicer also said to stay tuned on whether the United States will pull out of the landmark Paris climate change agreement.

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Notre Dame Students Walk Out On Pence's Graduation Speech

Cassandra Dimaro, a student protester, chose to walk out with her peers from her own graduation ceremony in order to show solidarity "for those of us impacted by the policies of Trump administration as well as the rhetoric Trump administration has used".

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Shoving, threats between reps on House floor during protests at Capitol

Meanwhile, Rinaldi threatened to "put a bullet in one of my colleagues' heads", Justin Rodriguez, a Democrat state representative from San Antonio , said at a news conference. "That's the kind of thing that I think we saw earlier today when a legislator from North Texas saw many brown people up in the stands in the gallery and made a decision to call ICE just because he saw a bunch of people that are a shade darker", Castro said.

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Armed man in custody at Orlando airport; no one hurt

Pettigrew, 26, surrendered after talking to a crisis negotiator, police said. Mina says Pettigrew, a former Marine, was being held for a mental evaluation but also faces aggravated assault charges . The suspect is in a contained area of the airport and is speaking with crisis negotiators. "There is no active shooter", the Orlando Police Department tweeted.

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WH aide Michael Dubke says his last day is TBD

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's more than ten-minute recap of Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia , Israel , the Vatican and the G-7 summit in Italy included such phrases as "historic", "unprecedented", and "extraordinary". Bush administration. He was backed up by Pete Baker of the New York Times , who told Spicer: "Your trip was all over the front page". It offered an alternate reality to the one being reported by the mainstream media, attacked them as " fake news " and ended ...

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Man with fake gun in custody at Orlando airport

Airport spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell said the armed man was on the first floor of the airport in the rental-car area. "Our negotiators did a phenomenal job of talking with the subject for about two hours and finally got him to peacefully surrender", Orlando Police Chief John Mina said.

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Top Trump aide exits as wider White House overhaul expected

Also yesterday, The Associated Press, citing a congressional aide, reported Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, was given a subpoena by the House Intelligence Committee as part of the Russian Federation probe. "I declined the invitation to participate, as the request was poorly phrased, overly broad and not capable of being answered", Cohen said. That includes Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, who reportedly tried to set up a back channel to Moscow during the transition - separate from ...

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Trump Administration Vows To Appeal Block On Travel Ban To High Court

In his dissent, Judge Paul V. Niemeyer defended his decision explaining that the executive order must be considered "on its face" and is thus "entirely without constitutional fault". The Maryland case was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Immigration Law Center on behalf of organizations as well as people who live in the USA and fear the executive order will prevent them from being reunited with family members from the banned countries.

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Speller's journey shows how tough national bee has become

Its original map spelled Washington D.C.'s most searched word as "nintey", which is definitely not how you spell out the number 90. And I'm so sorry to everyone in New Hampshire who thought that knowing the spelling of diarrhea was more important than just Googling the misspelled version to find a cure.

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Ariana Grande says will hold benefit concert in Manchester for attack victims

A venue has not yet been revealed but it will not be held at Manchester Arena , where the terrorist attack took place, just after Ariana had finished performing to 21,000 fans. The threat assessment has now been returned to the level it was at prior to the attack in Manchester , northwest England, and means soldiers who have been assisting police, would be withdrawn from Britain's streets from midnight on Monday.

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Fake Media prevent Americans from hearing real story: US President Donald Trump

The stench of greed, dishonesty, and illegality is growing around Jared Kushner , the president's son in law and top adviser (" As White House defends Kushner, experts question his back-channel move ", May 28 ). Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, and Stephen K. Bannon, the President's chief strategist, also dropped off Trump's trip early, in part to return to deal with the political furore over the Russian Federation investigations and the President's decision to fire ...

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Russian Federation probe now includes possible cover-up, Congress is told

Mr Comey's handling of the investigation, including his several conversations with Mr Trump since his election, has taken on added importance since his dismissal and subsequent reports that the President had asked him to shut down part of the inquiry, and then later called him a "nut job" in meetings with Russian officials.

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Texas to embrace new anti-abortion law

Earlier this week, Straus's House amended the Senate's bathroom bill and passed what Patrick saw as a water-down version of the legislation. Routine procedural proposals to extend the life of five Texas agencies — including medical oversight — previously stalled in the Texas House , after some of the chamber's most conservative members killed every item on a legislative calendar that was supposed to be non-controversial.

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Trump World's defense of Jared Kushner is literally unbelievable

McMaster and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly describing back-channel communications in general as normal and unconcerning. His departure is sparking new speculation that the Trump administration could experience a larger staff shakeup, CBS2 reported .

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Portland stabbing suspect yells slogans at court hearing

Police are investigating Christian's alleged extremist ideology, NBC Portland affiliate KGW reported . "Get out if you don't like free speech", he said , and "You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism". The two young women "could have been the victims, but three heroes jumped in and supported them", he said. An Iraqi war veteran met the mother of the man whose life he saved after a knife attack on a Portland, OR, train.

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Manchester bomber did not work alone, confirm British officials

It was activated after a meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee. British Prime Minister Theresa May announced last night that the terrorism threat level was being raised to "critical" - the highest alert level - meaning that an attack is thought to be imminent.

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Jerry Brown: Pope Will Convert Trump to 'Climate Change' Religion

Trump presented the pope with several gifts, including a collection of first editions by Martin Luther King and a bronze sculpture. The pope gave Trump a collection of books he wrote , as well as a medal crafted by an Italian artist featuring an olive branch symbolizing peace.

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Why the Warriors will win the NBA Finals

And once again a championship will be the final criteria. "You have that third player, definitely one of the top three players in this league, that can go get his own shot at anytime and that's what makes them more risky". "I've played against Ray (Allen), KG (Kevin Garnett), Paul (Pierce), (Rajon) Rondo and Doc (Rivers)". Golden State won the 2015 series , 4-2, and Cleveland won the 2016 series , 4-3.


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