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Trump accuses ex-FBI chief James Comey of lying

President Donald Trump listens during a news conference with Romania's President Klaus Werner Iohannis in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 9, 2017. "I was so stunned by the conversation that I just took it in". Comey has been asked to provide any notes or memoranda related to discussions with President Trump, to the ongoing investigation into Russia's involvement in the election. Read More

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Coats refuses to discuss Trump conversations

Coats refuses to discuss Trump conversations

Both answered in broad terms. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is set to testify for the first time in public since he appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel in the Russian Federation probe, and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers is also expected to face questions of whether Trump asked him to rebut Comey in public. Read More

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Trump Won't Try to Block Comey Testimony With Executive Privilege Claim

Spectators at the Senate hearing will probably be treated to a gossipy inside look at the quirky interactions between these two unpredictable men. As Comey's open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee looms closer, the Trump administration has sent mixed signals over whether it's looking into the possibility of invoking executive privilege to prevent Comey from disclosing the content of his conversations with Trump . Read More

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Trump '100%' Willing To Testify About Comey Discussions

Who would do that?" Mr Comey told the Senate panel that he shared an unclassified memo about his February conversation with Mr Trump about Flynn because he hoped it would lead to the appointment of a special counsel . On Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey testified for three hours publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee . It was a sign of escalating fallout from Mr Comey's testimony which drew an angry response from the President on Friday . Read More

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Alleged victim's mother: Cosby said he was a 'sick man'

Alleged victim's mother: Cosby said he was a 'sick man'

Constand testified that on a previous evening at his home , the actor had tried to unfasten her trousers. The Associated Press reported that Cosby could get up to 10 years in prison for the alleged assault if he's convicted. "I wanted guidance and I wanted to protect myself because I felt that if I went to the police that Mr. Cosby would retaliate and try to hurt me". Constand has said she felt her friendship with Cosby was important to the school's athletics department. Read More

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'Angels' join vigil for 49 Pulse victims

Yet, this is our reality and Orlando has been changed forever because of the evil act that was visited on our city and our LGBTQ+ community. "It was as if they were compelled to leave some message", he said. "At the same time, we can not emphasize enough the importance of legislation on gun control". "We don't know the story behind most of these", he said. Read More

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US opts out of G7 pledge committing to Paris climate accord

Industry insiders anticipate that the pullout may weaken the competitive advantage enjoyed by USA businesses in the fast-growing Global South because most countries will operate and invest within the Paris deal framework. He added that the decision to withdraw from the Paris accord "is not irreversible". Still, the sharp change in course is being felt in ways large and small, down to the scrubbing of climate change information from federal agency websites. Read More

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Still Swinging for the Fences — Trump Travel Ban

Trump acting as our co-counsel". "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough", the president tweeted as reports of the violence were coming in. Trump's executive order on immigration is headed to the highest court after the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on May 25 upheld a lower court ruling that blocked the implementation of Trump's order. Read More

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Videos Show Rescue of Rape Victim, Serial Killer Confessions

Videos Show Rescue of Rape Victim, Serial Killer Confessions

According to a report in The Washington Post , the woman, Kala Brown visited Woodruff with her boyfriend, Charles "David" Carver to do some cleaning work for the owner of the property, real estate agent Todd Christopher Kohlhepp . Kohlhepp was sentenced to life in jail after pleading guilty to the killings and rape to avoid the death penalty . He told her he wasn't going to harm her, then handcuffed her and locked her in the back of the metal storage container . Read More

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Hot weather for the middle of June

Hot weather for the middle of June

Muggy and breezy conditions will keep our lows in the 70s, with afternoon highs climbing back into the lower 90s and heat index values creeping closer to 100 nearly every day this week. Temperatures will be closer to normal, with highs in the low and mid 80s. This afternoon's heat is joined with mostly sunny skies and a slight increase in the humidity. Read More

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Jeff Immelt stepping down as CEO of GE

Jeff Immelt stepping down as CEO of GE

GE's shares were up 2.7% in premarket trading. Mr. Flannery, 55 years old, is a 30-year veteran of GE who spent much of his career in the company's once sprawling financial business. He has led GE's equity business in Latin America and the overall GE Capital business for Argentina and Chile. He stepped in to lead the health-care business in 2014 when the unit was struggling and some analysts called for GE to spin it off or sell it. Read More

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Puerto Rico gov upholds statehood in vote hit by boycott

As New York's annual Puerto Rican Day Parade moved along Fifth Avenue, voters on the home island cast ballots overwhelmingly endorsing statehood. Congress will ultimately have to approve the outcome of Sunday's referendum. "And that message is that we Puerto Ricans not only want our USA citizenship, but we want equal treatment". Puerto Rico's former governor Rafael Hernandez Colon said in a statement: "A contrived plebiscite fabricated an artificial majority for statehood by ... Read More

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Minnesota officer says motorist had hand on gun when shot

Minnesota officer says motorist had hand on gun when shot

Prosecutors played a portion of squad-car video in which Castile told Yanez he was carrying a gun and that he was not reaching for it. Yanez interrupted him and said , "Don't pull it out". He also questioned why he failed to give Castile clear commands, such as "don't move", or telling him to keep his hands on the steering wheel as officers are trained to do when they learn a driver has a firearm, especially if they become concerned about the person's movement. Read More

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Burlington Mayor Discusses We Are Still In Climate Mayors' Effort

The decision by the USA to pull out of the Paris accord was "negative" but it would "not impact" European Union's commitment to fulfil the climate deal, EU's top envoy said here today, while praising India's commitment to the agreement. By joining, he committed Iowa City to climate action by taking stock of greenhouse emissions, the current effect of climate change in the City and other efforts. Read More

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Melania Trump finally moves to White House with Barron

The trio, who were accompanied by Melania's parents Viktor and Amalija Knav, arrived on Marine One, which landed on the south lawn of the White House at around 8 pm on Sunday (June 11). Barron was wearing a shirt that read "The Expert", and playing with a fidget spinner, a toy that is the new craze. President-elect Donald Trump's wife Melania and children Barronn (C), Tiffany (L), daugther-in-law Vanessa, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner are seen in the stands on the ... Read More

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Portman joins push for cuts to Medicaid expansion funds

That move apparently compelled McCaskill to bring it up during a Senate finance committee hearing Thursday. The movement has made Republicans increasingly pessimistic that two critical conservative senators, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky, will be able to vote for the GOP's ultimate agreement on health care, according to senators and aides. Read More

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Hundreds protest Sharia law in Houston, nationwide

Talks about human rights and the constitution is what led this protest with many saying Sharia law doesn't fit with American values, while others pleading for peace no matter what religion you believe in. "The protesters were a bit rowdy ", Thompson said. And in Seattle , two hundred anti-ACT demonstrators vastly outnumbered those who gathered for an anti-Muslim rally. Read More

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Seager hits walk-off double in Dodgers' 5-4 win over Reds

Seager hits walk-off double in Dodgers' 5-4 win over Reds

Bumped from the rotation to accommodate Alex Wood's return from the DL on Saturday, Maeda had made just one previous relief appearance in his professional career - as a rookie with the Hiroshima Carp in 2008. "There was no option but to get results in the role I was assigned". That snapped a 27-inning scoreless streak by Wood. Ryu fanned five and walked two. Read More

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Trump and Paris climate change accord

Americans by a margin of two to one oppose President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement , according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll . When asked why Trump chose to pull out of the historic deal, Haley said that he did so because former US President Barack Obama had agreed to regulations which were "too onerous", and unachievable. Read More

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Sessions Says in Letter He'll Address Senate Intelligence Panel

The committee "is the most appropriate forum for such matters, as it has been conducting an investigation and has access to relevant, classified information", he added. "Our judgment, as I recall, is that [Sessions] was very close to and inevitably going to recuse himself for a variety of reasons". During almost three hours of testimony Thursday, Comey indicated to members of the Senate Intelligence Committee that leaders at the Federal Bureau of Investigation were aware of questionable ... Read More

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Deputy, husband turn selves in after murder charge

Hernandez's death sparked protests and criticism around this Texas community. The Harris County sheriff's office said Friday, June 9, 2017, that Thompson and his wife, Houston-area sheriff's deputy Cha. "They were all kind of the same way", Richard Shepherd said. "Once they got that information, they should have relayed that to the district attorney". Read More

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Intel chiefs won't say if Trump asked them to intervene in investigations

Two intelligence chiefs testified Wednesday that they have never felt pressured to take improper actions regarding any intelligence matter, including the investigation regarding Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. "At no time should you be in a position where you come to Congress without an answer", Burr warned them. "I think your unwillingness to answer a very basic question speaks volumes", said Sen. Read More

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Democrats furious at evasive answers at hearing

The Washington Post reported on May 22 that Trump had asked the intelligence officials to help push back against the FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and Moscow. Trump on Wednesday said he meant to nominate a former Justice Department official, Christopher Wray, to replace Comey as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More

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Donald Trump '100%' willing to testify under oath on James Comey

Donald Trump '100%' willing to testify under oath on James Comey

But I wondered if you could tell us in person, sir, why you feel that his testimony vindicated you when it really boils down to his word against your word. "There were things Comey said in his testimony that were not true". When Trump pulled the United States from the Paris climate accords despite pleas from American allies, he framed it as a victory for American industry and the blue-collar workers who backed him. Read More

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Trump declares 'total vindication' in tweet on Comey

Trump has claimed " total vindication " over the hearing's revelations, all while ripping the "false statements and lies" that surround the ongoing investigations on Russian Federation. US President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States remained committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge, after he failed to endorse it in a speech in Brussels last month. Read More

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Twitter barrage puts spotlight on Trump's outspoken son

The Knight First Amendment Institute sent a letter to the President asking him to unblock the accounts of his critics or "face legal action to protect the First Amendment rights of the blocked individual". And when reporters caught up with President Trump he gave a surprising response when asked if he had a message for the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Read More

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