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President Trump's fiscal 2018 budget request

But a larger question has emerged: Could all of this fiscal pain fail miserably in its goal of ridding the US of a federal budget deficit? Warren pointed to a recent Congressional Budget Office analysis that found the House-passed AHCA would cut $834 billion from Medicaid and leave 23 million additional people uninsured in 2026 compared to the Affordable Care Act - a law under which she argued the uninsured rate for veterans decreased by almost 40 percent.

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Pro-Trump group labels Comey political 'showboat' in new ad

Asked about Comey's testimony, Trump on Tuesday was tight-lipped: "I wish him luck", he told reporters before a meeting with lawmakers. Comey's testimony will be his first public remarks since he was summarily fired by Trump in early May, and represents a moment of great peril for this already embattled president.

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White House Downplays Trump Tweets On Gulf Feud

In the three months since Sessions stepped aside, the intensity of the probe has grown exponentially - culminating in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's decision to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel. gives him an opportunity to speak straight to the American people, which has proved to be a very, very effective tool", Xinhua news agency quoted White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer as telling the media on Tuesday.

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In Response To Trump's Tweets, Some US Envoys Push Back - Diplomatically

The president traces a direct line between Sessions' decision to recuse himself from any Russian Federation investigation to where he stands now: With former FBI Director Robert Mueller appointed as a special counsel and with intense public focus on the Russian Federation investigation.

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'No reason' to cancel Trump's United Kingdom visit

Sadiq Khan has hinted that a planned state visit by Donald Trump should be cancelled after the USA president continued to blast his response to the London Bridge terror attack . There is no reason to be alarmed by this. Mr Khan has called for the US President's planned state visit to the United Kingdom to be scrapped, but Mrs May said Mr Trump's controversial trip would go ahead.

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Sessions offered to quit during exchange with Trump

An administration official told CNN that Trump's frustration with Sessions dates back to March 2, when Sessions suddenly recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation amid pressure from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Trump's anger over the recusal has not diminished with time. Trump told people at the time that he anxious the decision would be seen as an admission of defeat - and has continued to express frustrations with the Justice Department's actions.

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U.S. governors, mayors, businesses, commit to Paris climate pact goals

Trump argued that the regulations former President Obama imposed to carry out this pledge hurt USA workers, but said he was open to renegotiating the deal if it could be reworked to benefit them. Trump has maintained a steady pace for the duration of his four-month-old presidency: just over two false claims per day. Several countries have since renewed their support for the deal , vowing to stick to their commitments to limit carbon emissions.

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Mueller 'won't be surprised' by Comey's testimony

The person, who was not authorized to discuss the matter by name and spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press the request was made because of concerns Comey had about Trump . Trump eventually fired Comey in May, later attributing his decision to Comey's handling of the Russian Federation probe. Trump asked the director of national intelligence to intervene in the FBI's Flynn investigation .

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Virginia joins U.S. Climate Alliance

Neighboring Connecticut has also joined. Trump said he intends to exit the Paris climate agreement, and that got Macron in front of a camera. She says doing so can create good-paying jobs in the process. "Just the opposite - we are forging ahead". Former New York City major, Michael Bloomberg, is coordinating an effort among 30 mayors, three governors, 80 university presidents and over 100 businesses to independently align with the Paris Agreement's goal of curbing U.S.

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Utah suburb shooting leaves woman, child, male suspect dead

The shooting occurred around 3:45 p.m. on a street outside a residential area near 2300 E Alta Canyon Dr., according to Sandy Police. The shooter died in the incident, Salt Lake City television station KSL reported, citing police. That woman survived, he said. "I saw a vehicle with bullet holes in it, I saw a smashed-in window, and I saw blood". They found a bullet-ridden auto with smashed windows and blood in the middle of a street next to a second vehicle that police say the suspect ...

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GOP running out of time for legislative achievements

Republicans still haven't produced that plan, as the top line number for discretionary spending remains unclear. About a dozen Democrats joined almost all Republicans voting for the plan. "It's been in the air for seven years, and it's time to come in for a landing". The GOP-controlled Senate already passed a rival budget plan. "This House budget shortchanges our state at a time when we don't have to".

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Trump moves to privatise United States air traffic control

The FAA recently stated that air traffic control modernization is on track and will be completed by 2020. The President's speech is the first in a week that has been dubbed "Infrastructure Week" by the administration. Arguments will continue on both sides, but one air traveler said passengers need to be heard either way. Their lobbying group, the Airlines for America, praised the Trump plan.

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Google, Facebook join cities in challenging Trump on climate

However, despite the determination and defiance of private investors and other countries of the UNFCCC , leaving the Paris Agreement is set to damage USA businesses and the most vulnerable regions they operate in. "If the federal government insists on abdicating leadership on this issue, it will be up to the American people to step forward - and in Virginia we are doing just that".

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Parking lot bully SUCKER PUNCHES man with cerebral palsy after mocking him

Officials say he disappeared however after he was freed on $25,000 bail, according to officials. Baker had been on the run from multiple warrants. Police had issued a warrant following a probation violation, and his failure to appear in court last week on a separate case.

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Attacker Shot Outside Notre Dame Cathedral

Pictures on social media from inside the cathedral showed people sitting down with their hands in the air apparently at the request of police. France remains in a state of emergency and on high alert over possible terrorist attacks due to its military intervention in Syria , Iraq and the Sahel region.

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Trump expects Senate health care bill in summer

He noted that since the House had passed its measure "the Senate I'm sure will follow suit and get a bill across the finish line this summer that will be great health care for Americans". Graham's wish to pivot from health care to tax reform echoes comments House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) made in March when the lower chamber was struggling to secure enough votes to pass a health bill.

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Most Americans Don't Think Trump's 'Travel Ban' Is Anti-Muslim

Eight minutes later, he added: "The Justice Dept. should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court - & seek much tougher version!" The Justice Department has repeatedly tried to distance Trump's comments as President and during the campaign from its case looking to lift a legal ban against his executive order .

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White House: Trump's Tweets Considered 'Official Statements'

Sanders said Spicer has more on his plate these days and couldn't brief the press because he was filling in as communications director. "I have not had a discussion with him about that", Spicer said as sources said Trump is still fuming over Sessions' recusal from the federal investigation into potential ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation.

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Sessions once offered to resign as attorney general

Sessions' decision to recuse himself in March reportedly infuriated President Trump - anger that, according to ABC News , The New York Times and others, has not yet subsided. He later added, after being pressed again on the matter: "I said I have not had a discussion with him on the question". "If I have not had a discussion with him, I tend not to comment on it".

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Why? Nicole Darrington-Clark arrested after fatally stabbing granddaughter

Nicole Darrington-Clark was found sleeping inside her vehicle near Waterman Avenue and 9th Street in the City of San Bernardino. Since then, she had returned to live with her husband and son in Riverside County and had gone to visit her now-grown daughter and granddaughters Monday in Colton , her sister said, adding she did not know what triggered the attack.

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White House Defends Trump Criticisms of London Mayor

Khan had said on Sunday morning that people would see an increased police presence on the streets of the capital and should not be alarmed by that. The mayor's spokesman said he was too busy to respond to Trump's "ill-informed" tweet. "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'" "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough".

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Trump Has Reportedly 'Grown Sour' on Attorney General Jeff Sessions

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions "at one point recently" offered to resign because his relationship with President Trump had grown so tense, according to reports from ABC News and a number of other news outlets. The dispute between the two started when Sessions recused himself from dealing with the Russian Federation investigation, a decision which disappointed Trump.

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National Intelligence chief said Trump asked him to intervene with Comey

Comey's first public comments on his firing , Republican lawmakers will likely challenge his credibility while Democrats will push the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director to detail Mr. In an appearance last month before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Coats refused to provide details about his interactions with Trump. The White House had hoped to set up a "war room" stocked with Trump allies and top-flight lawyers to combat questions about the FBI and congressional ...

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Existing climate efforts expected to keep US goals on track

Brown was sharply critical of Trump's decision to pull the USA out of the Paris climate accord, reached previous year by all but two other nations. Brown told Reuters last week that he would discuss linking China's carbon trading platforms with California's, the biggest in the United States .

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Jeff Sessions Reportedly Latest to Say 'Fuck It'

But in March, Sessions chose to recuse himself from any investigations into possible Russian involvement in the 2016 elections, after it was disclosed that he had met twice with the Russian ambassador to the USA previous year. CNN has previously reported that Trump was frustrated with Sessions' decision to recuse himself. Sessions was among Trump's earliest and most ardent supporters during the presidential campaign - a loyalty that Trump rewarded by nominating the long-time Alabama ...

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3 top Penn State officials get jail time related to Sandusky case

Spanier plans to appeal , the AP writes. Of the three men, Spanier received the lightest sentence - four to 12 months, with at least two months in jail and two more under house arrest. Spanier was convicted in March on a misdemeanor child endangerment charge but acquitted of felony endangerment and conspiracy. Prosecutors are seeking jail time for Spanier at Friday's hearing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Bombing in western Afghanistan kills 7

The peace conference was set to include discussions on talks with Taliban , as the capital reels from a wave of bombings and clashes that left more than 100 people dead and hundreds wounded in the last week. Ghani also said up to 75,000 Afghans lost their lives during the last two years in the ongoing violence in the country. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack but have denied any role in the bombing last week.

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US charges government contractor over media leak

Pluribus International's clients include the Defence Intelligence Agency, the US Army and US Central Command. In the legal case, authorities say victor admitted to leaking the classified report once government officials traced her as the source.

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White House won't say if Trump has confidence in AG Sessions

Trump's in that he shuns political correctness - has seemed to fit well with the president's style. Sessions insisted he was acting in his capacity as a senator in those meetings and not as a Trump campaign surrogate, but nevertheless concluded he should not be involved in any investigation having to do with the campaign.

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Cosby accuser to resume testimony in sex assault trial

The stage was set for Tuesday's courtroom confrontation after prosecutors used the first day and a half of the trial to argue that Cosby made a habit of knocking women out with pills and then molesting them. She said she stood up and found that her legs could barely support her. Cosby then [assaulted her], she said. There were a few "suggestive" moments, she said.

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Minnesota Fugitive, Bounty Hunters Killed in Shootout at Texas Dealership

Three men were killed after a gunfight at an East Texas vehicle dealership. A man can be heard shouting, "Get down!" as a woman shrieks in the background. Once inside, both men approached Hutchinson with guns drawn. That's when Hutchinson tries to draw a pistol, but drops it. Bounty hunters Gabriel Bernal, 33, and Fidel Garcia, 54, had arrived at the dealership to apprehend suspected criminal Ramon Hutchinson.

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Qatar Claims to Be Open to Mediation Efforts in Gulf Crisis

Airlines suspended flights and residents nervous about the peninsula's lone land border closing cleaned out grocery store shelves. They said they are hopeful that Kuwait will help resolve the issue. This decision also had some effects on Qatar's stock market. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, cut ties with Qatar in a coordinated move on Monday over alleged support for militants and its relations with Iran.

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Nebraska State Soccer Association investigating tournament

Beyoncé and Ciara created songs fantasizing about being a boy for the perceived benefits, but for this eight-year-old girl, being mistaken for a boy cost her and her Oraha's Azzuri Cachorros team a soccer tournament Sunday (June 4). CBS News reports an organizer of the tournament called Mili's coach Sunday morning to inform him that Mili was listed as a boy on one of the registration forms, which was an apparent typo.

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Cautious Comey expected in US hearing on Trump-Russia probes

Comey friend Benjamin Wittes would later explain that Comey had tried to "blend into the background" to avoid a one-on-one interaction with Trump and wanted to avoid "any show of warmth". Two days after firing Comey last month, Trump called him a "showboat" in an interview with NBC News. "There's no surrogate operation, no big picture narrative", one source said.

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Michelle Obama Talks Empowerment at Apple Conference

She was introduced by Tim Cook himself before sitting down with Lisa Jackson, the former head of the EPA who now heads up social and environmental initiatives for Apple . there are cultural barriers that are keeping young girls down". Who do you think is gonna use these apps . Apple typically bars the press from attending most sessions of its developer conference other than the main keynote, but it doesn't often have such a public figure as Obama giving a presentation.


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