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Sessions' Testimony in 7 Minutes

In March, Sessions stepped aside from the federal investigation into contacts between Russian Federation and the presidential campaign after acknowledging that he had met twice a year ago with Kislyak. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is preparing for sharp questions from his former Senate colleagues about his role in the firing of James Comey and his Russian contacts during the campaign.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Offers To Testify To Intelligence Panel

Jonathan Swan at the news website Axios says Sessions will repeat under oath a DOJ claim that he "was not silent" following a conversation in which Comey, then the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, informed him of a one-on-one meeting with President Donald Trump .

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Phi Kappa Psi settles with Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone agreed to pay $1.65 million to settle a defamation lawsuit filed by the University of Virginia fraternity over a debunked story about a rape on campus , the fraternity said Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Soon after the story was first published, reporting from other media outlets raised doubts about the story of the alleged victim, "Jackie", and caused the article to unravel.

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Voters Trickle Into the Polls for Virginia Gubernatorial Primary Election

Northam had the support of the state Democratic Party's core constituencies, including teachers groups and African-American political and religious leaders. Rowe says that he was also impressed by Perriello's organizing style and his ability to bring people together who disagree. Tom Perriello accuses Gillespie of favoring the wealthy with his modest tax cut, considering that those with a larger income will have a greater return.

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Mattis Admits US 'Not Winning in Afghanistan,' New Strategy Weeks Away

The defense secretary called on Congress to provide the Department of Defense with a budget, "not a continuing resolution", that is "passed on time", in order to push the USA military through readiness shortfalls while maintaining a support role in two wars.

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US Open: McIlroy returning from another injury at Wisconsin major

MIKE DAVIS, USGA executive director: If you were to pace off the [fairway] widths [at Erin Hills] and compare them to, say, a Winged Foot or Pebble Beach or Oakmont, I dare say they're 50 percent wider and in some cases they're easily double the width.

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US 'not winning' in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary tells Congress

Mattis said on CBS' Face the Nation , "The bottom line is it would be a catastrophic war if this turns into a combat if we're not able to resolve this situation through diplomatic means". Dunford, when asked about the state of the war in Afghanistan by Sen. "This keeps deferring modernization, which only makes the cost go up when they get around to it".

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House Intelligence Committee Asks White House Counsel if Trump/Comey Recordings Exist

In his first press conference since Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Trump told reporters he was "100 percent" willing to give a sworn testimony to the special counsel now overseeing the FBI's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

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Trump weighs firing Mueller, according to confidante

Attorney General Jeff Sessions who recused himself from participating in the Russian Federation probe, and as a result, Rosenstein is now the highest-ranking official at the Justice Department overseeing Mueller's Russian Federation probe.

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Sessions appears at high-stakes US Senate hearing on Russia, Comey

Sessions is the most high-profile figure from the Trump administration to appear for a hearing into the matter. Since that hearing we've learned that the former Alabama senator lied under oath about undisclosed meetings with the Russian ambassador.

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Jury re-watches 2 key videos in police shooting of motorist

Jurors will return Tuesday morning. Gray told the jury they "could reasonably infer" that Castile sat in his vehicle and smoked marijuana while Diamond Reynolds , her sister and daughter went inside Cub Foods prior to the shooting. In his interview with the BCA, Yanez said, "I know he had an object.it was dark". After he shot Castile, Yanez is heard on squad auto video telling a supervisor variously that he didn't know where Castile's gun was, then that he told Castile to get his hand off ...

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Trump '100 Percent' Willing to Testify Under Oath on Comey Allegations

WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Meanwhile, leaders of the House Intelligence Committee asked Comey for his notes and memos. Trump stands alone in that assertion; all USA intelligence agencies, Comey, and even many Republicans, agree Russians did meddle in the election.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

This week it's the testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee which likely will be the buzz. He did not, at that time, tell me any details about anything that was said that was improper. "Rubio, probably so", Sessions added, when Rubio asked whether any such tapes would have to be preserved. The attorney general has also been the subject of rumors that he might leave the Trump administration.

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Jury drills down on Bill Cosby's testimony

One of the worst tactics of shitty opinion columnists is making a "bold" point, then anticipating your critics' responses without even considering them. "He never shuts up", lawyer Brian McMonagle said of his client in closing arguments Monday. Nonetheless, the comedian whose storytelling artistry fueled a $400 million fortune went quiet Monday when he had the chance to take the stand.

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Mattis warns N. Korea is 'most urgent' threat to peace

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he would present options on Afghanistan to President Donald Trump "very soon", adding the strategy would take a regional approach rather than looking at the war-torn country in isolation. Ahead of the battle for Raqqa, the Trump administration said it would begin supplying the Kurdish elements of the SDF with heavy weaponry. The U.S.

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North Korea nuclear issue a key concern

Mattis added that the USA is "working with China on North Korea because that is also a problem for China". President Donald Trump - who frequently denounced China on the campaign trail - has turned to Beijing to help rein in North Korea's weapons programme, prompting concerns among Asian allies that America might go easy on the South China Sea issue.

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Rally in Salt Lake City opposes replacing Affordable Care Act

He stated Republicans have been working alone on this bill because they know the Democrats are not interested in helping them pass anything related to health care. Amanda Wurst, a spokesman for the Alliance for Health Care Security, said Mr. Portman "is giving OH families a sucker punch in the gut". One said, "We aren't going to comment on rumors about private conversations that may or may not have happened".

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The questions that could determine Sessions' fate

The former senator from Alabama told lawmakers at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign. The attorney general cited his involvement in Trump's campaign for stepping away from the Russian Federation investigation in March.

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US Senate panel to question Sessions on Russia, Comey

After some initial uncertainty over whether Sessions would deliver his testimony in an open or closed session, the Justice Department said Monday that he would testify publicly. Sessions , Comey claimed in his written statement and in public testimony, did not reply. Sessions' testimony, however, is no less important to the Intelligence Committee's probe.

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North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier

Mr Rodman is one of few people to have met both North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump . Swedish diplomats, who represent the United States in North Korea , were denied access to visit Mr Warmbier , the Washington Post reported .

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John McCain says American leadership was better under Obama than Trump

The newspaper then asked if America's standing around the world was better under Obama. "As far as American leadership is concerned, yes", McCain said. However, McCain's words to The Guardian particularly resonate, as they appear to be the first time in which the Senator directly compares President Trump and former President Obama's foreign policy.

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The Many Missions of Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies about the Russian Federation probe at an opening hearing conducted by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 . During the two months of 2016 when he wasn't officially affiliated with the Trump campaign, and through his first six weeks as an official adviser, he'd met with none.

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Fresh questions for Sessions and he'll answer in public

Democratic lawmakers scolded Sessions for refusing to answer questions in a session open to the American people. Sessions is especially important to the case because as the attorney general, he was Comey's boss, and because Comey testified "the attorney general lingered by my chair, but the president thanked him and said he wanted to speak only with me".

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Qataris on 'terror list' issued by Saudi-bloc

Trump bashed Qatar as a "funder of terrorism at a very high level" and called on it to stop funding terrorist organizations. - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2017 ...extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. intelligence sources. Qatar is home to 11,000 United States troops and the Al Udeid Air Base, the main regional center for air operations against the terrorist group.

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Sessions to Testify in Public Hearing on Tuesday

Wyden said the public's opportunity to watch public testimony last week by James Comey, the former FBI director who was sacked by President Donald Trump earlier this year, "increased Americans' confidence" in the ability of Congress to conduct a full and fair investigation into allegations of Russian interference in last year's election and what role, if any, members of Trump's campaign may have played in such efforts.

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Names of inmates sought in Georgia released

Suspects are armed with the officers'.40 caliber Glock pistols. They later commandeered another auto, and are considered armed and risky. DeJong shared a photo of the scene on Twitter, showing police presence on the highway. "They need to surrender before we find them", Sills told reporters Tuesday afternoon. "Today, two families lost everything in a heinous and senseless act of violence perpetrated at the hands of cowards ", Deal said.

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Why Trump Pulled the US Out of the Paris Accord

She insisted in a CNN interview that Trump, who has often called global warming a "hoax", was concerned about the changing climate. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt responded to a question from CNN about Trump's views on climate change by saying the Paris Agreement "put us at an economic disadvantage".

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Kourtney Kardashian Flashes Nips in Nearly See-Through Swimsuit

She believes that he is a lost soul and she desperately needs him to stop being selfish, at least for the sake of their kids. As Kardashian enjoys her relationship with Younes Bendjima , Disick has been city hopping with a number of women, including young actress Bella Thorne and model Sofia Richie .

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Polanski's victim to play supporting role for him in court now

Gordon, who praised Geimer for her courage and elegant words, said he would take the matter under consideration. Asked if she considered Polanski a pedophile for the crime, Geimer said, "I was 14, not 10". Braun said a court hearing in Los Angeles is set to get access to plea deal testimony from the 70s. Now 83, Polanski, who holds dual Polish and French citizenship, lives in France - which does not extradite its citizens.

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Former Penn State president is sentenced to jail in Sandusky scandal

The three also face fines and community service in the sentence announced Friday by Judge John Boccabella, who also criticized several others for their failure to act in the case. A week before the trial was finally set to begin in March, Curley and Schultz agreed to plead guilty and testify against their former boss. The judge told Spanier he was convinced he relied too heavily on the information Curley and Schultz provided him after McQueary reported the shower room incident "and that may ...

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Trump calls House health care bill 'mean'

Once the CBO is in, Republicans will attempt to hold a vote on the legislation without even one having allowed the public to read the bill. What to do with a bill that is clogging your agenda but only 8 percent of Americans want you to pass and members of your own caucus swore was dead on arrival? "We're not even gonna have a hearing on a bill that impacts one-sixth of our economy".

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Bill Cosby back in court for jury deliberations

He also said the pills he gave her were over-the-counter Benadryl, which he admitted can cause sleepiness. He also pointed out that Constand telephoned Cosby dozens of times after the alleged assault. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

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Chuck Schumer invites President Trump to testify before the Senate

And if so, did he know it would become public? Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, an intelligence committee member, said senators were still deciding whether Sessions would be asked to testify in a classified briefing after the public hearing.

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South Korea urges talks on joint World Cup

In this Friday, June 9, 2017 photo provided by South Korean Defense Ministry on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, a suspected North Korean drone is seen in a mountain in Inje, South Korea . The threats were made in the state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun , suggesting that although North Korea is more than 10,000 kilometers away from NY, "this is just not a long distance for its strike today".

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Trump considering 'terminating' Russia probe leader

Rosenstein said Trump has not raised the issue of the special counsel with him and has not discussed Mueller's tenure. Sessions requested to appear before that committee instead of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, as originally scheduled.


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