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Cosby's chief accuser denies romance before alleged assault

Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown , Pa., Wednesday, June 7, 2017. "In my head, I was trying to get my hands to move or my legs to move, but I was frozen", Constand said, according to The Associated Press .

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Four lines of possible questions for Attorney General Sessions

On Comey's accusations that Trump pressed him to drop the FBI investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, Bharara said "no one knows right now whether there is a provable case of obstruction" of justice. He said at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign. In light of reports regarding Mr. Comey's recent testimony before the Senate Committee on Intelligence, it is important that I have an opportunity to address these ...

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What's next in the legal fight over the travel ban

The decision by a unanimous three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals helps keep the travel ban blocked and deals Trump a second big legal defeat on the policy in less than three weeks. The 4th Circuit's ruling took that question head-on, agreeing that the ban officially disfavored Islam - as evidenced by Trump's campaign statements calling for a "total and complete shutdown" on Muslims entering the USA - and was thus unconstitutional.

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Sessions is appearing before Senate Intel Committee: What could happen?

Sessions has been dogged by questions about possible additional encounters with the ambassador, Sergey Kislyak . On the line to talk about all this is NPR justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. But there was no meeting with the Russians there. POTUS took to Twitter to trash DOJ and the revisions on his "travel ban" after the latest London attack, and reportedly is angry Sessions recused himself from Russian Federation probes.

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After Trump Tweets About Terror Attack, London Mayor Wants President's Visit Canceled

In a series of tweets , Trump misconstrued a statement by the mayor saying there was "no reason to be alarmed" over increased police presence in the city. Trump's election opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, made a lightly veiled reference to the president's current controversy in a speech in Baltimore in which she praised Khan's leadership after the attack, reports The Washington Times.

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Boston comes one degree short of tying the heat record

MA residents are in for another day of sweltering summer temperatures Monday, according to the National Weather Service . Temperatures are expected to sizzle again Tuesday after the mercury hit 93 degrees on Monday, matching the record set in 1973.

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Qatar backs Kuwait mediation efforts over rift with Arab states

A Saudi Arabian airline on Monday tweeted a warm welcome to pilots and staff from Qatar Airways whom it hopes to poach after the kingdom severed air links with Doha. It says Sharif's visit reaffirmed Pakistan's strong commitment for Saudi Arabia's territorial integrity and sovereignty, and quotes King Salman as saying the joint fight against terrorism is in the interest of all Muslims countries.

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James Comey testimony:The G-Men Take On the Don

According to the report , the complaint will focus on Comey's testimony that he shared memos about his conversations with Trump with a friend, whom he also asked to pass the information to a reporter. And Comey admitted that he asked a friend to leak those notes to a reporter, correctly betting that the details would prompt the appointment of a special prosecutor.

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Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate

Trump had lashed out at the investigation on Twitter, calling it the "single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" "I think he's weighing that option", Mr Ruddy said on PBS NewsHour . "He is being advised by many people not to do it", the source said. If Trump were to make such a move, he would have to order Rosenstein to fire Mueller .

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Trump goes to Twitter to undermine own case in travel ban case

President Donald Trump on Monday denounced the Justice Department's "watered down travel ban" and called for an "expedited hearing" before the Supreme Court . Calling the second ban "watered down" and "politically correct" undermines your legal team. The inconsistency put White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders in a delicate spot Monday afternoon as questions streamed in about why Trump was contradicting his aides.

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Trump EPA chief leaves environmental summit early

She said she made that clear to Scott Pruitt , administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, during a 20-minute private conversation on the sidelines of a meeting of G7 environment ministers in Italy on Sunday. That decision - necessary, Trump argued, because the deal would put the U.S.at an economic disadvantage - was met with scorn internationally, including from some of the United States' key allies.

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Ellis County Sheriff's Office search for escaped inmate

He said a report of an investigation of potential charges stemming from the alleged escape has been forwarded to the Blaine County prosecutor for review. "There's an area between the ceiling and. probably about a 10-foot wall". Sheriff Charlie Dougherty told local media the jail has been overcrowded for years and in need of repairs.

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High court ruling speeds up generic biotech drug approval

Unlike traditional drugs, biologics are made from living cells and can not be copied exactly to make generic versions. Similar to generic drugs, biosimilars are cheaper alternatives to costly name brand drugs. As a result, filgrastim sales dropped from more than $1 billion in 2015 to $765 million a year ago, Amgen said in regulatory filings. Writing for the court, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas said that the decision was not based on policy arguments, but rather, the "plain language" ...

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House Democrat plans to begin impeachment proceedings

MoveOn and Indivisible have been particularly effective in lobbying Democrats to oppose almost every part of Trump's legislative agenda, including pro forma nominations to cabinet and sub-cabinet positions. Richard Nixon resigned from his office, making way for Gerald Ford to take office in 1974. Texas Democratic Representative Al Green's official call for Trump's impeachment is set for Wednesday.

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Virginia Democrats vying to be face of Trump resistance

Former Congressman Tom Perriello will rally fellow Democrats during a whirlwind tour of Alexandria, Loudoun and Arlington. Governors have always made successful presidential candidates , and in a field that could be dominated by septuagenarians like Sanders, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren and African-Americans including Sens.

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Trump travel ban dealt another blow as appeals court rules

Supreme Court. On Monday, a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit handed the White House another legal defeat - becoming the latest appeals court to uphold an order blocking the ban from taking effect. The court said there's no finding that "present vetting standards are inadequate, and no finding that absent the improved vetting procedures there likely will be harm to our national interests".

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UN Security Council expands sanctions against North Korea

North Korea has rejected all UN Security Council resolutions dating back to 2006 when it conducted its first nuclear test, saying such moves directly infringe its sovereign right to self-defense. The country has repeatedly violated a United Nations ban on ballistic missile tests, doing so even as recently as earlier this week . Highlighting that "the United States regards the threat from North Korea as a clear and present danger ", Mattis also noted that the Pyongyang regime has ...

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public Tuesday

Former FBI director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington , DC. And if he acknowledges he had some concerns, he will open up a new line of questioning about the conduct of President Trump and his advisers. But now that the president himself has invited the broader Russian Federation probe and the Justice Department into the Oval Office we won't have to take Sanders' word for it - ...

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Seminoles advance to Omaha with record-setting rout; Gators game suspended

Saturday's second game will see No. 4 national seed and SEC champion LSU (48-17) taking on Florida State (45-21) at 8 p.m, live on ESPN and WatchESPN . The Seminoles were one game from getting there a year ago and returned virtually every key piece of their roster with the exception of third baseman John Sansone.

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Trump pushes infrastructure plan as Russian Federation probe heats up

Later in the day, Comey's opening statement for his Thursday appearance before the committee was released, dominating news coverage. It includes detailed descriptions of meetings and phone conversations between Trump and Comey. Trump has denied any collusion between Russian Federation and his campaign. The speech comes as the White House attempts to work through a series of distractions by focusing on Trump's legislative agenda.

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US Attorney General to face Russia questions

Comey also has said Sessions did not respond when he complained he didn't "want to get time alone with the president again". "The only two people who know what happened in those meetings are the president and James Comey", Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox.

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Comey testimony: Trump responds, claims 'total and complete vindication'

Trump cryptically refused to say whether those private exchanges were taped - a matter at the heart of the conflicting accounts of what passed between them at a time when Comey was leading an FBI investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election and its ties to the Trump campaign.

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Donald Trump Uses Democratic Playbook In Pushing For Health Care Reform

According to Trump, during his election campaign he saw infrastructure all over the country was "crumbling" and he found communities were "desperate" for new highways and bridges, Efe news reported. The AHCA, however, faces a challenge in the Senate after narrowly passing the House last month. "A private-sector-driven infrastructure plan means tolls, tolls, tolls - paid by average, working Americans", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY.

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Boeing System Created in Alabama Successful In Destroying North Korean-Type Missiles

The test, conducted over the Pacific Ocean, was the first live-fire test event against an ICBM-class target for GMD and the USA ballistic missile defense system. The most recent intercept test, in June 2014, was successful, but the longer track record is spotty. The test is the "the next step to not only improving reliability but improving performance against the evolving threat", Syring said.

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Immigration arrests of dozens of Chaldeans prompt protest

The Homeland Security Department has boasted in recent months that Iraq has agreed to start allowing the return of immigrants who have been ordered out of the United States . He said advocates also will be contacting politicians to fight the deportations. Arabo said sending these people back to Iraq is "like sending cattle to a slaughter".

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OH mother and daughters mysteriously found dead in home

Early reports suggested all three had been shot, however, further investigation indicates the mother, Suzanne Taylor , had suffered a knife wound. "I can not tell you on the others because there's not a visible sign of how death occurred", said North Royalton Det.

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Nightclub owner reflects on massacre: 'We are one Pulse'

That was until about 2 a.m., when Omar Mateen stormed in and opened fire with an assault rifle, leaving 49 dead and another 53 injured. Jose Ramirez who survived the mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub visits the site. A quarter of the 2.3 million inhabitants in the greater Orlando area are Hispanic, and half of those are of Puerto Rican heritage, according to the United States census bureau.

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Lawyer says Cosby encounter was consensual

Chief among those witnesses was Andrea Constand , the former Temple employee who says that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in January 2004. "Ladies and gentlemen, he has told you what he has done", he said in his closing argument.

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Conway says Comey testimony bad for Lynch

The attorney general may also face questions on that. Expect more of this line this week from the White House , outside Trump surrogates, Trump allies in conservative media, and the president's own best spokesman: himself. Asked Monday if the White House thought Sessions should invoke executive privilege to avoid answering questions about his conversations with Trump, presidential spokesman Sean Spicer replied, "It depends on the scope of the questions".

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Missouri lawmakers start session on abortion

Greitens also castigated a federal judge in Kansas City who recently blocked Missouri restrictions requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and abortion clinics to meet the physical standards of ambulatory surgery centers.

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Trump's travel ban remains blocked, circuit court rules

Last month, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond , Virginia, upheld an injunction on President Trump's travel ban, saying the executive order, "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination".

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United States using N Korea issue as pretext for THAAD deployment

Adding names to the United Nations blacklist mean a global travel ban and asset freeze, making the listings more symbolic given the isolated nature of official North Korean entities and the sophisticated network of front companies used by Pyongyang to evade current sanctions.

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Judiciary Committee members call for Loretta Lynch to testify on Hillary's emails

Comey said Lynch's request for him to use the same language that the Clinton campaign was using "gave me a queasy feeling". Feinstein, 83, is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee and a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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Trump On Comey Hearing: "No Collusions, No Obstruction, He's A Leaker"

Flynn resigned from his post in February after it was disclosed that he misled former Vice President Mike Pence about his interactions with a Russian official. "You're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry", Trump said. "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication .and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" he tweeted early on Friday.

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A stretch of hot and humid days

The main hazards are strong winds, large hail, heavy downpours and an isolated tornado or two can not be ruled out. A persistent west-southwest wind will also continue to pump in more heat and humidity our way today . In Springfield, high temperatures are expected to hit 94 degrees on Monday and 90 degrees on Tuesday . High temperatures during this time will top out between 108 - 114 degrees, which would put daytime highs near record territory.


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