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Romney: Clinton told me to take Trump Secretary of State job

Romney: Clinton told me to take Trump Secretary of State job

Lindsey Graham of SC and John McCain of Arizona. I was not playing very well and the phone rang - it was Mike Pence on the phone saying the president would like to consider you for secretary of State. It has traditionally been a summit of Romney allies that mixes policy discussions and seminars with mountain outings and activities such as hikes with Romney, and skeet-shooting with Ryan and Graham. Read More

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No pressure from Trump administration on Russian Federation probe — Intelligence chiefs

Nor was it because the special prosecutor had asked them not to talk; he hadn't. The underlying question here, put out in a newspaper report , as often happens before someone testifies before Congress, was a suggestion that President Trump himself had asked Dan Coats to help intervene, in some way, with the FBI and get this Russian Federation investigation changed or derailed or whatever the word would be. Read More

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'Lordy, I Hope There Are Tapes': Highlights Of James Comey's Testimony

Questions to Comey ranged from the status of investigations to how many times he met with previous presidents, the interactions he had with Trump, and a wide variety of other subjects. Earlier Trump broken his silence on Twitter, tweeting he'd been vindicated and derided Comey as a "leaker". Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee took advantage of Comey's mention of this in his opening statement to raise such questions about Sessions' recusal on Thursday. Read More

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Michelle Carter trial: Boyfriend researched ways to commit suici

Michelle Carter trial: Boyfriend researched ways to commit suici

Carter is being tried as a youthful offender in Bristol Juvenile Court in a jury-waived trial before Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz who was asked by Carter defense attorney, Joseph P. We have no physical activity, no physical actions taken by Ms. Carter. At one point, she expressed annoyance that Roy hadn't yet killed himself. "She knew his frailties because he confided in her", Rayburn said, adding that she knew Roy's battles with social anxiety because she was lonely and complained ... Read More

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Look for temperatures to increase this weekend

Look for temperatures to increase this weekend

There are slight chances for rain and thunderstorms Thursday night and Friday and again on Sunday . The first heat wave of the year was from May 17 to 19, when two record-high temperatures were recorded. Sunday will be the start of the areas next potential heat wave - marked by three consecutive days of temperatures hitting 90 degrees or above. A south wind will be around 10 miles per hour. Read More

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Warning for parents about

Warning for parents about "dry drowning"

They found water in his lungs and around his heart and told his parents that he died of " dry drowning ", also known as secondary drowning . Unlike more typical drowning deaths that happened in pools, lakes and at the beach , dry drowning can occur hours, even days, after a person inhales water. Read More

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Trump Breaks Silence On Comey: 'WOW, Comey Is A Leaker!'

We knew that already - Mr Comey leaked details of the meetings several weeks ago - and Committee Republicans sought on Thursday to paint it as an innocent exchange: "I hope" was not an instruction, they said . Trump implored Comey to "get out" the fact that he wasn't under investigation, no matter what that might mean for the integrity of the probe overall. Read More

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Kushner plans to meet with Senate intel staff

Kushner plans to meet with Senate intel staff

Mr. Kushner will reportedly provide the committee with documents it has requested, in addition to facing questions from senators. A third source familiar with the conversations said discussions about timing are still ongoing. "Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings". Trump spokesperson Hope Hicks said in March that Kushner didn't have anything to hide. Read More

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House OKs delaying part of amusement park bill

House OKs delaying part of amusement park bill

Kansas lawmakers this week voted to raise taxes by more than $1 billion, rolling back much of Brownback's five-year-old tax cut package that critics say dropped the Sunflower State into a deep fiscal hole. The Public Religion Research Institute, a nonpartisan group that conducts public-opinion surveys, found that 57 percent of Americans nationally, including over a third of Republicans, support increasing taxes on those earning at least $250,000 a year. Read More

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Anti-Shariah rallies set for weekend worry Muslim leaders

Anti-Shariah rallies set for weekend worry Muslim leaders

Sharia law is a body of Koran-based guidance that points Muslims toward living an Islamic life, Asifa Quraishi-Landes, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Law told the Washington Post . The Muslim community - including here in Colorado - is planning to host several community events "to peacefully respond to these bigoted rallies by opening our doors to meet our community and recommit ourselves to diversity, acceptance, resilience, and compassion for people of all ... Read More

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Qatar Won't 'Surrender' In Row With Other Arab States

Qatar Won't 'Surrender' In Row With Other Arab States

Kuwait's emir traveled to Qatar to help mediate an end to a crisis that's seen Arab nations cut ties to the energy-rich nation home to a major US military base, though Emirati officials warned there was "nothing to negotiate". "Are we living really in the 21st century?" He said no proof of any wrongdoing "has been presented to Qatar yet". Al-Jazeera's offices have been shut down by authorities in Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Read More

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Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch

The missiles were fired from the North Korean eastern coastal town of Wonsan and likely flew about 200km (about 125 miles) with an altitude of about 2km (1.2 miles), South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. "However, attitude is not everything". China should work with Russian Federation on counter-measures to THAAD, the Global Times added. It also comes a matter of days after the UN Security Council imposed a set of new sanctions on the regime, in an effort to curb ... Read More

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Trump's social media director broke the law with a tweet

Scavino's personal Twitter account at the time listed his official White House position and included pictures of him standing in the Oval Office. Neither Scavino nor other White House officials immediately responded to requests for comment. Scavino is a longtime supporter of Trump who was the billionaire's personal caddie in the 1990s but eventually became a campaign and social media expert, The New York Daily News reported. Read More

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Grandma accused of fatally stabbing 18-month-old toddler

Grandma accused of fatally stabbing 18-month-old toddler

A 1-year-old granddaughter of Darrington Clark was killed, and her sister was critically injured in the Monday morning stabbing. County sheriff's deputies found Nicole Darrington-Clark, 43, sleeping in her vehicle about 4:15 a.m. Two days before Christmas in 2005, Darrington-Clark - who was then Nicole Yanick Clark and living in San Bernardino - stabbed her 14-year-old son at an Inglewood motel and then took off with her 10-year-old daughter, eventually throwing the girl out of a minivan as ... Read More

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Senate Republicans outline new health care plan

GOP House and Senate leaders met with President Donald Trump at the White House after the Senate lunch. The working group presented their proposals through a PowerPoint presentation on Capitol Hill , including some that mirror those in the American Health Care Act , the House health care bill that was passed in May, while also offering some key differences to the original bill, according to meeting attendees. Read More

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House Passes Financial Choice Act

The bill, called the CHOICE act, was approved by a vote of 233-to-186. Republicans insist that the CHOICE Act offers financial institutions of all sizes a "Dodd-Frank off-ramp", which, is an avenue to freedom from an overly burdensome and highly intrusive regulatory regime in exchange for the institutions maintaining significantly larger capital reserves than now required. Read More

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Sessions Offered to Resign Over Tense Relations With Trump

Sessions Offered to Resign Over Tense Relations With Trump

Trump was reportedly still angry with Sessions, over the attorney general's decision to recuse himself from the ongoing investigation into Russia's suspected attempts to interfere in the presidential election past year. attorney fired by Trump attends Comey testimony Trump's Federal Bureau of Investigation pick a "warning shot' to Sessions: report MORE . However, the honeymoon period of these two bros attending rallies , meeting with foreign diplomats , and vowing to defend executive ... Read More

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Florida woman sentenced in Sandy Hook parent threat case

Florida woman sentenced in Sandy Hook parent threat case

Lucy Richards contended that the atrocity was a hoax, and accused Lenny Pozner of lying about the death of his son Noah in the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012. 'It was the worst mistake of my life and I am truly sorry'. BuzzFeed reports that among the wealth of disinformation that will be off-limits to her is Infowars, where website operator and radio host Alex Jones has called the Sandy Hook massacre a false flag operation carried out by the government, labeled Bill Gates a ... Read More

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What we learned from Comey's testimony

He testified that Lynch pressed Comey not to call the FBI's Clinton email an "investigation", but instead call it a "matter". His appearance before Congress was so eagerly awaited that Washington's bars were crowded by 9:30 a.m., as the denizens of a president-detesting capital amassed in unusually quiet watering holes to gaze at TV screens, occasionally cheering on Comey . Read More

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Who Lied? Comey, Trump Team Accuse Each Other

Comey said Trump fired him on May 9 because of the FBI's investigation into possible collusion past year between the Trump campaign and Russian officials who sought to push the election Trump's way through hacking and fake news. And Kasowitz said Trump had never pressured Comey to drop the investigation against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Comey said he wanted his version out after Trump - who fired Comey on May 9 - said in a May 12 Twitter post that Comey had better hope ... Read More

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Trump's Twitter Habit Is a Growing Problem Among Voters

Chris Christie and 2016 GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina. He's the president. What he says can move financial markets, move Congress, move world leaders and move people across the globe. Spicer was far less committal when asked if tweets regarding the so-called travel ban would hurt the White House in the Supreme Court when the ACLU takes on the "travel ban" case. Read More

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UK Election Arrives After May Sees Lead Over Corbyn Shrink

UK Election Arrives After May Sees Lead Over Corbyn Shrink

It appears clear that the Conservatives will not be returned with the kind of thumping majority that May had hoped for. "Analysts predicted more losses for the British currency if official results, which are set to be released gradually over the next few hours, confirm the poll´s prediction that May's Conservative Party would win just 314 of 650 seats". Read More

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Jared Kushner defended by Trump amid 'secret Russia line' questions

Jared Kushner defended by Trump amid 'secret Russia line' questions

Reports that top White House adviser Jared Kushner attempted to establish a secret communication link with Russian Federation has an ex-CIA official wondering if he was acting on his or following orders- and if so, whose orders. His comments were echoed by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. Mr Kushner, 36, even suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States to protect such a channel from monitoring, the report said, quoting U.S. Read More

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Alabama to execute man for '94 killing of fast-food workers

Alabama to execute man for '94 killing of fast-food workers

They said Melson opened fire on four employees on April 15, 1994. Bryant Archer , who survived the attack, crawled to seek help and identified Melson's accomplice as a former employee of the restaurant. The second request, also denied Thursday, was filed in a related case before the 11th Circuit in which other Alabama inmates are challenging the humaneness of the state's lethal injection procedure. Read More

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Cuomo: NY state will keep Affordable Care Act protections

But neither of these proposals change the ultimate outcome: a huge cost-shift to states ending the Medicaid expansion and causing millions to lose coverage. "They shouldn't have to fear it", said Ted Townsend, president and CEO of UnityPoint Health-St. Indiana, like ME, did not expand Medicaid, but it did receive a federal waiver from the Obama administration to expand the program to those earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level . Read More

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Sessions offered in recent months to resign as attorney general

The Times previously reported a growing discontent between the two men stemming from the attorney general's decision to recuse himself from the FBI's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions . At one point, Sessions made clear he would be willing to resign if Trump no longer wanted him. "I told Donald Trump , this isn't a campaign, this is a movement", said Sessions in a speech in Alabama announcing the endorsement. Read More

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Woods 'asleep at wheel' of stationary auto

Woods 'asleep at wheel' of stationary auto

However, Woods blew a 0.0 on a breath test for alcohol. Mr. Woods released a statement shortly after, saying he understood the severity of what he did and that he takes full responsibility for his actions. "Right now, my sole focus is rehab and doing what the doctors tell me", he wrote. "I am concentrating on short-term goals". "Obviously I don't really know what happened, what went on". Read More

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In spotlight, a steely Comey unloads on Trump

Comey said he found this conversation 'strange, ' as he had previously relayed to Trump that he planned to complete his 10-year term. "What the president whispered in my ear was, I really look forward to working with you.I'm sitting there thinking, three times we've already talked about me staying". Read More

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More than 40 House Democrats want Jared Kushner's security clearance revoked

He then praised Trump as "the greatest communicator as a president we've ever had" - something his current communications team should be aware of and know how to handle. The tweet immediately went viral and became one of the president's more popular posts before it was taken down after almost six hours online. It didn't help that Trump, seemingly aware of his typo, goaded the masses to figure out what "covfefe" meant. Read More

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Senators expected to ask officials about Trump pushback on Russia probe

Senators expected to ask officials about Trump pushback on Russia probe

There haven't been previous reports that Trump made the same request of Rogers-but Rogers also refused to deny that such a request had occurred. "I think the fact that Director Comey felt that there was a loyalty test and felt like the president was trying to create, a - I believe the phrase was a "patronage relationship" - I think those things should be very, very concerning", Heinrich said . Read More

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Parents insist accused leaker not a flight risk

Parents insist accused leaker not a flight risk

She was not expecting any of this". Victor remained locked up Tuesday, June 6 on federal charges that she made copies of classified documents containing top-secret material and mailed them to an online news organization. "In no way did this have any effect on the counting of the ballots", she said. Victor grew up in Kingsville, Texas, and enlisted in the Air Force after graduating from high school. Read More

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United Kingdom elections exit poll: Theresa May could lose parliamentary majority

But other bar-goers in this wealthy central London constituency were in a despondent mood. "I can only build that better country and get the right deal in Brussels with the support of the British people", she said. " A hung parliament is the worst outcome from a markets perspective as it creates another layer of uncertainty ahead of the Brexit negotiations and chips away at what is already a short timeline to secure a deal for Britain ", said Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at OANDA ... Read More

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