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Trump Shake up begins, Communications Director quits

In December - after the election but before Trump assumed office - Kushner met separately with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to Washington , and Sergey Gorkov , the head of the government-owned Vnesheconombank, which has been subject to USA sanctions because of its role in Russia's occupation of a part of Ukraine.

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Flynn to provide documents to Senate panel

On Tuesday, a person close to Mr Flynn said he would turn over documents related to the two businesses as well as some personal documents the committee sought in the narrower request. The latest subpoenas sparked new partisan wrangling on the House panel, with aides to Democratic lawmakers complaining that the chairman, Rep. Also on Tuesday, the AP said it had learned that Flynn will provide documents requested by the Senate committee.

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Donald Trump is stressed out, isolated and gaining weight, says new report

As first reported by The Washington Post last week - and still not denied by the Trump administration as of Tuesday - Donald Trump's son-in-law sought a secure communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin using Russian communications equipment, which strongly suggests the incoming administration wanted to avoid US intelligence monitoring.

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House Dems to WH: Revoke Kushner's security clearance

The New York Times and Politico reported Wednesday morning that Trump is planning to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, the worldwide agreement - now ratified by more than 147 countries - to reduce the man-made carbon emissions that are causing global warming.

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Trump's biggest goals at risk as Kushner is sucked into probe

Apparently, the prospect of being a White House communications director is now so disgusting that four qualifying successors thus far have asked that their names be withdrawn from consideration. March 27, 2017 - Kushner volunteers to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee: Kushner volunteers to testify before senators investigating ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, because of his role in arranging meetings between top campaign advisers and Kislyak.

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Prosecutor urges jail for Penn State ex-president in sex abuse scandal

BELLEFONTE, PA - OCTOBER 09: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case on October 9, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. He sentenced Curley to 7 to 23 months, with at least 3 months in jail, and a $5,000 fine; and Schultz to 6 to 23 months, with at least 2 months in jail, and a $5,000 fine.

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President Trump Breaks Silence of Kushner Reports, Dismisses As 'Fake News'

U.S. media, citing intelligence officials, said that Russia's ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak , told Moscow that Mr Kushner had discussed establishing a secure communication channel using Russian diplomatic facilities, to ensure that those conversations were not monitored.

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Trump Misused MIT Research in Reasons for Ditching Climate Deal

The 2016 study also emphasized that tacking climate change and global warming needed much more . French President Emmanuel Macron was damning, saying in a late-night TV address that the United States had "turned its back on the world".

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UK PM May calls for beefed up terror response after London attack

May said that while the recent attacks are not connected, they are all bound by the "single evil ideology" that says Western values are incompatible with Islam, adding that the "perpetrators are inspired to attack.by copying one another". "These acts of violence were truly shocking and I condemn them in the strongest terms", Harun Khan, the MCB's secretary general, said. Witnesses reported seeing injured people on the ground on the bridge.

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Warriors rout Cavaliers 113-91 in Game1

They want to destroy us. So 13-0, and they constantly break records every year, last year being 73-9 (in the regular season), this year starting the playoffs 13-0, so they're playing good basketball. In the Game 1 loss, the Cavaliers got next to nothing from both Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith. "I have to be better". I'm not in the "prove people wrong, silence critics people" department no more.

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North Korea launches a short range ballistic missile

South Korea says the missile traveled about 280 miles and reached around 74 miles in altitude. The North has a strong arsenal of short- and medium-range missiles that target Japan and South Korea and USA forces in the region, and it is working to flawless its longer-range missiles.

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Putin leaves Russians guessing on economic reform plan

Putin, who made headlines on Friday by conceding Russian hackers might have interfered in the election for "patriotic reasons", put his latest spin on the mystery that has obsessed Washington since Donald Trumps surprise win in November.

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China arrests linked to Ivanka Trump vendor

In his view, the unusual action by the Chinese police appeared to be a response to his group's decision to investigate a manufacturing operation related to President Trump's family. China Labor Watch's Li said Hua and another investigator, Li Zhao, had worked covertly at a shoe factory in the city of Dongguan, in Guangdong province, that was owned by the Huajian Group.

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Clinton hits back at Trump tweet with 'covfefe' joke

Clinton then went on to allege that the Trump campaign "guided" the Russians about how best to use fake news information to turn voters against her. "I have a lot of sympathy at this point... for people trying to make these decisions", she said. The tweet remained online for some 5½ hours, drawing worldwide ridicule.

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Trump's 'big mistake' on climate doesn't outweigh ties with Europe

Here's what you need to know. EPA chief Scott Pruitt referenced unnamed " other studies" when asked specifically about the MIT report at Friday's White House press briefing . But the 2015 Paris Agreement is different. "In fact, the president said yesterday that Paris represents a bad deal for this country". "We're going to do it because it's the right thing to do".

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Hillary Clinton Serves Donald Trump's Covfefe Right Back At Him

Donald Trump Jr.in 2008 was quoted as saying Russian money was "pouring in" to the Trump business. "I went too far", she said in a second video. Former members of America's intelligence community are plumbing the depths of their reservoir of metaphors to express distress over news that the president's son-in-law tried setting up a secret communication channel with Russian Federation.

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Vladimir Putin Tells Megyn Kelly Hackers "Shifted the Blame" to Russian Federation

A day after referring to hackers as "artists" who are creative in their work and choose their targets according to their mood, Putin said they could be anywhere. President Trump's campaign aides are now being investigated over possible collusion with the Russian government. Vladimir Putin has doubled-down in his objection to the idea of Russian Federation hacking and influencing the 2016 US Presidential election.

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Trump will not move the US Embassy to Jerusalem

Under the law, the American Embassy in Israel was supposed to be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 1999. In accordance with a 1995 law passed by Congress, the president is required to move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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French President Emmanuel Macron to visit India for world solar alliance meet

Before the departure, the Prime Minister on Saturday met newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron at Elysee Palace in Paris and discussed issues of worldwide and mutual interests, including ways to enhance strategic ties, countering terrorism and climate change .

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EU, China claim leadership on drive for low-carbon economy

But, in a nod to concerns that U.S. global leadership has been damaged by the decision to quit the Paris deal, he urged partners "to keep it in perspective". The ministry issued a tweet with an embedded link to a video that amounted to a wry but very public rebuttal of Trump's assertions. "There is no reverse gear to energy transition".

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Democrats Accuse Recused Nunes of Launching Own Russia Probe

To that end, the committee on Wednesday reportedly issued subpoenas to the NSA, CIA, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for details on any unmasking requests made by former national security adviser Susan Rice , former United Nations ambassador Samantha Power, and former CIA director John Brennan.

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US Supreme Court sets 10-day deadline for Muslim travel ban filings

Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores had on Thursday said that the administration is "confident that President Trump's executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe and protect our communities from terrorism ".

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White House Will No Longer Take Questions About Trump And Russia

This happened after a number of media houses reported news linked to Jared Kushner, his close adviser and also his son-in-law. Although questions have been raised about Kushner's contacts with the Russians, the FBI has said he is not at the moment under investigation, and he has volunteered to testify before the congressional committees looking into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

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Putin: "Patriotic" Hackers May Have Meddled with US Election

Petersburg. "Can you imagine something like that?" Western intelligence agencies have accused Russian Federation of disseminating fake news ahead of the USA and French elections in the hope of getting Donald Trump and National Front leader Marine Le Pen elected.

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Donald Trump not planning to invoke executive privilege for James Comey testimony

Trump's attempt to lift the sanctions were ultimately blocked, but there are new reports that Trump is planning to give Russian Federation back facilities in the United States taken by President Barack Obama in the initial sanctions over the election interference.

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EPA chief defends Trump's action on climate accord

The rejection of the agreement has of course been met with rebukes from other world leaders and climate change experts. Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga, during a visit to neighbouring Fiji, said , "We provided our islands as a launching pad for them to achieve their objectives (during World War II) and now we are facing the biggest war of our time , they are abandoning us".

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Orlando International Airport locked down as police negotiate with armed suspect

Shocking footage from inside the airport shows armed police in a stand-off with the man, after terrified passengers flee the scene. "Gunman in custody. There were no immediate indications that the incident at Orlando airport was terror-related. The man is a former member of the military, police said, and will undergo mental evaluations.

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Clinton blames Comey, Russia, WikiLeaks, media, DNC for election loss

Hillary Clinton spoke Thursday night at the Javits Center , the site of what would have been her Election Night victory party. Clinton also blamed the entertainment industry, social media, the mainstream media fand even said Netflix had a role in her defeat.

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IL ends spring legislative session without budget deal

Without one, the possibility exists that school districts statewide may have to decide whether or not they can open at the end of summer vacation - a deal struck last year to fund K-12 education through the 2017 school year expires next month.

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, dead at 89

Chief at the helm!We love you, Dad, and will always be grateful for the love and devotion you showed us all. One of his least celebrated: He argued successfully for a helicopter mission to rescue 52 American hostages in Iran , a mission that ended in failure.

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Trial of Bill Cosby for sexual assault starts in Pennsylvania

Explaining that while Cosby's jury has been selected it won't officially be sequestered until the beginning of the trial, the judge said it was important to control the information that was released publicly at this stage of the proceedings.

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EU and China backing Paris climate pact after Trump withdrawal

President Trump has announced that the U.S. will be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement , it is expected that the U.S. will expand its oil production even more sharply", said analysts at German bank Commerzbank. Trump imagines himself as a tough, savvy leader, but America's allies and adversaries know a buffoon when they see one. Within the Trump administration, though, there was praise for Trump's decision.

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United Kingdom politicians suspend national campaigning after London attack - ITV

Police said three suspects were shot at the scene, but investigations will determine whether they had support or were part of a larger network The proximity of the attacks and the timing seem to suggest they were coordinated, but police have not confirmed that.

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Elon Musk quits as Trump adviser over Paris withdrawal

It's more important than ever to take action'. "Mayors, governors, and business leaders from both political parties are signing onto to a statement of support that we will submit to the U.N. Too bad someone didn't tell his father that he shoulda pulled out, too'. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Friday disagreed with Trump's assertion that his decision was a good move for the American economy.

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Former Penn State president gets jail time for failing to report Sandusky

Each man also was fined, with Spanier given the heftiest penalty of $7,500. "These men are good people who made a bad mistake", the judge said. "Why no one made a phone call to police is beyond me". Still, he told Spanier, "the buck stops on your desk, that's why you're here". Spanier, who arrived at the courthouse holding hands with his wife, Sandra, remained impassive throughout, and he and his lawyers declined to answer questions as they left.


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