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Pentagon warned Flynn in 2014 against taking foreign payments; IG launches investigation

Pentagon warned Flynn in 2014 against taking foreign payments; IG launches investigation

Additionally, newly disclosed DIA documents show that Flynn was warned of "criminal sanctions" in 2014 should he fail to obtain express official approval for accepting money for services rendered to a foreign government. White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said the committee is requesting documents that are not in the possession of the White House because they involved Flynn's activity prior to Trump's January 20 inauguration. Read More

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Environmental Protection Agency says website undergoing makeover to match Trump, Pruitt views

Environmental Protection Agency says website undergoing makeover to match Trump, Pruitt views

The appeals court in Washington also postponed a separate case challenging the legality of emissions capping for new or renovated power plants. David Cherney, an energy analyst for PA Consulting, said the D.C. The first page to be updated is one that reflects Trump's executive order on energy independence. Pruitt's request to put the 2015 case on hold was filed the same day. Read More

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Inside Donald Trump's sudden reversal on NAFTA

Inside Donald Trump's sudden reversal on NAFTA

Speaking to reporters Thursday before a White House meeting with Argentine President Mauricio Macri, Trump said that he had been planning to "terminate NAFTA as of two or three days from now" but had been persuaded to reconsider, which he acknowledged "would be a pretty big, you know, shock to the system". Read More

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Selena Gomez addresses '13 Reasons Why' backlash

Cast members Dylan Minnette (Clay Jensen), Butler and Justin Prentice (Bryce Walker) have expressed interest in exploring the stories of their characters in another season, and the original book's author, Jay Asher , has given the go-ahead for the show to expand beyond his book (which ends where the finale of 13 Reasons Why ends). Read More

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Sessions to MS-13 gang: 'We are coming after you'

Sessions to MS-13 gang: 'We are coming after you'

MS-13 quickly grew to be the strongest of the new, Central American gangs that cropped up to rival the already established Mexican gangs in the barrios. "We will secure our border, expand immigration enforcement and choke off supply lines", he said earlier this month. "This attitude that there's a brand new threat and it's new and it's all immigration, there is not a piece of that narrative that is accurate", said Jorja Leap, an anthropologist and longtime gang researcher at UCLA. Read More

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US Navy Sea Hawk fires flares in Philippine Sea

US Navy Sea Hawk fires flares in Philippine Sea

Fears have risen in recent weeks that North Korea could conduct another nuclear test or long-range missile launch in defiance of United Nations sanctions, perhaps on the Tuesday anniversary of the founding of its military. "Wang Yi said the worldwide community must stay committed to parallel progress on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and upholding peace and stability". Read More

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Bills now not expected to pick up Sammy Watkins option

Bills now not expected to pick up Sammy Watkins option

In four seasons, Jones set an East Carolina record with 399 career receptions and is second in school history with 23 touchdowns and 4,279 receiving yards. Either way, the the Biletnikoff Award runnerup said he's confident in his ability to make plays and contribute. "I wouldn't say that's exactly why (we're) going in this direction", McDermott said. Read More

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Arkansas Executes 4th Inmate in 8 Days, Finishes Lethal Injection Schedule

Kenneth Williams , bottom row, third from the left, is slated to be executed Thursday. "Every time we drive down this road, he's not here anymore", she said of Williams. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' governor said Friday that he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of the state's execution procedures after a condemned inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection that involved a controversial sedative. Read More

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Police detain teen in fatal beating of 86-year-old woman

Police detain teen in fatal beating of 86-year-old woman

Later that day, the sheriff's department was called to an assault which occurred in the 2200 block of Northrop Avenue in Sacramento where Butler was seen physically assaulting a 92-year-old woman. Butler played football in 2015 at the same high school where Petrus died, said Twin Rivers Unified School District spokeswoman Zenobia Gerald. Turnbull says detectives zeroed in on Butler after the other assault at a care home in Sacramento on Wednesday afternoon. Read More

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Congress averts government shutdown for 1 week

Congress averts government shutdown for 1 week

Though Republicans control both houses of Congress, Democratic votes will be needed to pass a final budget, marking the first time the parties have had to come together on an agreement for major legislation since Trump took office. Tom Rooney, R-Fla. Roughly 30 percent of House Democrats in 2009 had been serving when the party had last held both houses and the presidency (1994) along with approximately 57 percent of Democratic senators. Read More

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What's In The New Version Of Republicans' Health Care Bill?

What's In The New Version Of Republicans' Health Care Bill?

These pools existed before Obamacare, and research showed they often failed to make coverage affordable and accessible. The plan was crafted by MacArthur along with Rep. He said the provision would lower premiums and give states more flexibility. The latest Republican plan to replace Obamacare exempts members of Congress and their staff from key changes to the health care system the GOP is trying to unravel. Read More

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Hundreds rally in Berkeley after Coulter talk canceled

Police also maintained a significant presence at the gathering, with officers in riot gear forming lines to keep various groups separate. University officials said the Berkeley College Republicans erred by inviting Coulter without notifying campus officials in advance, as is required of all student groups, and by failing to submit to a "security assessment" to determine a suitable time and place for the event. Read More

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Trump says he will renegotiate NAFTA or terminate it

Some of Trump's advisers wanted a dramatic move before Trump's 100th day in office on Saturday to fulfill a key campaign promise, while others said he could let the milestone pass and revisit the issue later through more formal procedures, according to two White House officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. Read More

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Secret Service: No guns at Trump NRA speech

The California Rifle & Pistol Association filed a lawsuit against the state Monday in federal court targeting six laws that took effect January 1. The first suit was to be filed late Monday in federal court in Santa Ana by the NRA and its affiliated California Rifle and Pistol Association, asking the courts to declare the expanded assault-weapon law unconstitutional. Read More

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Off-duty Border Patrol agent may have started Arizona fire

Off-duty Border Patrol agent may have started Arizona fire

Cochise County is setting up a 24-hour Emergency Operations Center (EOC) that will begin Thursday morning to help residents who may be forced to evacuate in response to the Sawmill Fire burning near Sonoita. Homeowners were allowed to return to their homes in the Singing Valley and Greaterville areas Wednesday after being evacuated Monday. Because winds are expected to be problematic again Friday, pre-evacuation orders will remain in place for hundreds of homes in desert areas near Interstate ... Read More

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National monuments a 'massive federal land grab'

National monuments a 'massive federal land grab'

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order requiring a review of environmental protections given to lands owned by the federal government. But the report makes a special case for the Bears Ears monument - one of Obama's last official acts in office - by asking for an interim report in 45 days. Read More

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Pennsylvania State Trooper Shooter Sentenced To Death

Pennsylvania State Trooper Shooter Sentenced To Death

Frein showed "wickedness of heart" when he "made a choice to pull that cold trigger again, again, again and again", District Attorney Ray Tonkin said in his closing argument Wednesday. He then shot Douglass, who had come to the aid of his mortally wounded comrade. Inside, investigators found shell casings matching those found at the barracks and Frein's driver's license. Read More

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Man who got dragged off United plane finally gets some money

Early this afternoon, United also announced that it has reached a settlement with Dao. David Dao's legal team said the agreement includes a provision that the amount will remain confidential. Dao lost two teeth, and suffered a broken nose as well as a concussion, according to his lawyer, who said Dao would have to undergo facial reconstruction surgery. Read More

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Flynn was warned not to accept foreign payments in 2014

The U.S. House committee's leaders reported earlier this week that they found no evidence that Flynn asked for permission for foreign payments he received or informed the military that he had accepted them. "Why would you re-run a background check on someone who was the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency that had and did maintain a high level security clearance?" "These documents raise grave questions about why General Flynn concealed the payments he received from foreign sources after ... Read More

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White House field trip leaves senators confused about North Korea strategy

White House field trip leaves senators confused about North Korea strategy

Officials said that after hearing of McConnell's request, the president suggested nonchalantly that the senators should come to the White House because he's a "gracious host". The briefing team was to meet later with House members in the Capitol. One national security official noted that nearly the entire North Korean nuclear program, from tires to the missiles themselves, comes from foreign material and technology. Read More

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Wells Fargo faces shareholders, protesters at annual meeting

Wells Fargo faces shareholders, protesters at annual meeting

Wells Fargo executives have repeatedly apologized for the scandal and have laid out numerous steps they have taken to win back customer trust, including eliminating sales goals in the community bank, making payments to customers who were harmed and reaching a $142 million class-action settlement with customers affected by the scandal as far back as May 2002. Read More

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Transport bill dies in Colorado Senate

Transport bill dies in Colorado Senate

Dave Howard, R-Park City, called the local option taxes sales taxes and said it should be the duty of companies to provide affordable workforce housing in resort areas. "The North Carolina Association of School Administrators and our school leader members thank the Senate and House for working with us to identify the most conducive way to lower class sizes in Grades K-3", said Katherine Joyce, NCASA's Executive Director. Read More

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Fans pumped, as Blues take 3-0 lead in series against Wild

Paul, Minn. He was coaching Anaheim past year when the Ducks lost their first two games at home, and then won the next three before finally losing the first-round series in seven games. Again, one game at a time . ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ryan Getzlaf scored the tiebreaking power-play goal with 4:46 to play on a freakish deflection off Lance Bouma's skate, and Anaheim took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Read More

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When is a wall not a wall? GOP redefines Trump's border wall

When is a wall not a wall? GOP redefines Trump's border wall

Thad Cochran, the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said in a statement . Even if the legislation passes the House, it will face major hurdles in the Senate and is certain to be extensively revised if it survives at all. "We are down to the last final things". But, Republicans argue that the payments are part of mandatory spending and therefore shouldn't be part of the negotiations. Read More

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Trump Blasts Judge Who Blocked Sanctuary City Order

Then, he added, the same court "hits again on sanctuary cities - both ridiculous rulings". "See you in the Supreme Court!". Trump tweeted that the 9th circuit has "a awful record of being overturned (close to 80 percent)". While Orrick's ruling does not find the policy unconstitutional, he did find that the counties and cities that challenged the law demonstrated they could face "immediate irreparable harm" if the policy were allowed to be put into place, and that their constitutional ... Read More

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Liberal US firebrand Warren 'troubled' by Obama Wall St fee

Liberal US firebrand Warren 'troubled' by Obama Wall St fee

Obama is following in the path of several other recent presidents who found they were able to easily monetize the experiences they gained in the world's most powerful elected position. "I think it ultimately threatens democracy". ABC News confirmed Obama's six-figure speaking fee for the Wall Street conference with his office. Eric Schultz, a spokesman for the former president, had already attempted to cool down critics of the Obama speech. Read More

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