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Joe Lieberman Is Too 'Extreme' for Bernie Sanders

Joe Lieberman Is Too 'Extreme' for Bernie Sanders

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he could name a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week before he leaves on his first foreign trip since taking office. Tweeting on Friday afternoon, Sanders said that Lieberman failed to meet his bar because he would be "perceived as a political appointee". He also was the US attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma and served in a law enforcement position in Washington during the administration of former President Ronald ... Read More

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Abbas Voices Commitment to Two-State Solution, Arab Peace Initiative

Abbas Voices Commitment to Two-State Solution, Arab Peace Initiative

Mr. Trump said he was "gratified" that Mr. Abbas attended a summit with him last weekend in Saudi Arabia aimed at building cooperation among Arab states to fight extremism. "We're in a new era", he said. The arrival of Donald Trump in the White House was greeted by the Israeli right with enthusiasm. Like him or loathe him, Trump delivered a message of hope, albeit devoid of substance, and has brought some sense of possibility back to the Israeli-Palestinian relationship. Read More

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Trump in Italy for second day of G-7 meetings

I can think of no better way to conclude our first foreign trip than to spend time with you. French President Emmanuel Macron struck a more positive note, saying the talks had been useful. "Together civilised nations will crush the terrorists, block their funding, strip them of their territory and drive them out of this earth", he said. Read More

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Schedule Altered for ACC Baseball Semifinals

From there the game slowed down a bit. Weston Jackson hit a solo homer in the ninth inning for the Tigers' second run. Busby led the way with a 3-for-5 outing, adding two doubles and a two-run home run. As a team, the Seminoles went 3-17 (.176) with runners on base, 2-12 (.167) with runners in scoring position and 2-9 (.222) with two outs. It would be more than enough for Tyler Holton, who continued to pitch nearly lights out for his ninth win of the season. Read More

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Boating safety for Memorial Day weekend

Boating safety for Memorial Day weekend

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is out in full force this weekend to make sure people are keeping up to code while having fun on the water. Make sure your boat is in good working order with your navigation and lights are operational and make sure all safety features are on board", Baird said. Read More

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The path to single-payer health care

Some of the differences are stark. Not only does the AHCA make it more expensive for women buying insurance, but it creates unrealistic expectations that mothers have to meet by eliminating maternity coverage standards and allowing states the ability to revoke Medicaid from new mothers if they are unable to find work within 60 days of giving birth. Read More

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Congressional report shows how premiums could change under 'Trumpcare'

These numbers fill in the big picture, which looks something like this: Health care, which depends on highly skilled labor and sophisticated technology, is expensive. "Some people would have increases of thousands of dollars in a year". That's an annual insurance bill of $13,600, versus the $1700 she pays now. The credits would be based on age instead of income and would be capped for higher earners. Read More

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Texas House Rejects Attempts To Strengthen 'Bathroom Bill'

Abbott has said he wants to sign a bathroom bill into law, but he's also indicated he'd rather not call a special session on this or any issue. House Republicans - along with House Republicans and House Democrats - have been skeptical of the income tax reductions and accompanying sales tax increase favored by Senate Republicans and the governor. Read More

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Texas children die in hot auto

Raymond Ramirez says the two children - identified as a 16-month-old Cavanaugh and 2-year-old Juliet Ramirez - were his cousins. Two children in Texas have died after they were locked in a hot auto Friday as temperatures soared to 96 degrees, according to police. Read More

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Donald Trump faces new controversies as foreign trip winds down

U.S. President Donald Trump (C) and other leaders arrive for the group photo for the G7 Outreach Program on the second and last day of the G7 Taormina summit on the island of Sicily on May 27, 2017 in Taormina , Italy . Trump has tweeted the reason why he has not signed the pledge as of yet. Trump was cajoled for three days - first in Brussels at meetings of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union, then in Sicily for G-7 - but will leave Italy without making clear ... Read More

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Texas governor cracks joke about reporters at gun range

Texas governor cracks joke about reporters at gun range

The two groups also cited the assault charge filed on Wednesday against Republican Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte of Montana, accused of body-slamming a reporter who asked him about healthcare on the eve of his election. The legislative session runs through Monday, Memorial Day. The governor of Texas is drawing fire from gun-safety and free-press advocates after a joke about shooting journalists. Read More

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Trump aides keep mum on Kushner-Russia reports

Kislyak was allegedly surprised by the suggestion of permitting an American to use Russian communications equipment at its consulate or embassy as the proposal could have had innate security risks both for the Trump team and for Moscow . The Post quoted USA officials Friday as saying that the move was meant to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from scrutiny . "The next question is whether the President authorised this, because no one stands between Trump and Kushner on the chain ... Read More

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Texas 'bathroom bill' near collapse over GOP standoff

Texas 'bathroom bill' near collapse over GOP standoff

The Senate's original bill was similar to North Carolina's and Patrick has rejected the House's weakened version, though compromise is still possible in conference committee. "In a year when we have done so much to improve mental health care, to protect children and to fight against bullying, there is no reason to make a tragic and a costly mistake". Read More

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Ariana Grande to hold benefit concert for Manchester bomb victims

Prior to the pictures being released , Home Secretary Amber Rudd, referred to the leaking of Abedi's name in the American media before it was publicly released as "irritating". Ahead of her meeting with President Donald Trump in Brussels today, Prime Minister Theresa May said she intends to "make clear" that "intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure". Read More

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State Police trooper shot, killed in Richmond; suspect in custody

State Police trooper shot, killed in Richmond; suspect in custody

The Richmond officer spoke with the driver and Walter went to talk to Ball, who was sitting in the passenger side. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and was taken into custody by Richmond Police. Walter was rushed to a hospital but succumbed to his injuries early Saturday morning, and was pronounced dead. Walter is the 63rd member of Virginia State Police to be killed since 1928 and the 11th is the last 11 years, the police superintendent said. Read More

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Manchester attack: May to tackle Trump over 'evidence' leaks

Abedi's father and brother were also arrested by anti-terrorism authorities in Libya . Libyan media and bloggers reported alleged connections between Abedi and the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), a militant Islamist organisation formed by Libyans who travelled to Afghanistan in the 1980s to fight Soviet troops and later plotted to topple former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Read More

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Kushner proposed secret communications with Russia

The only contacts between Kushner and the Russian ambassador that the White House ever disclosed were a Trump Tower meeting between Kushner, Kislyak, and Flynn and a Trump speech from April that Kislyak attended. But neither side followed up on it. Sergey Kislyak , Russian Ambassador to the USA, is at the heart of the furore. Trump, attending the Group of 7 meeting in Sicily as his first global trek continued Friday, didn't address questions about the ongoing Russian Federation probe. Read More

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Trump staffer hints he may be open to softening Russian Federation sanctions

Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. Cohn's comments are the opposite of what Trump promised during the campaign when he said , "We're going to get those miners back to work ... Cohn made it clear that "I did not say that; I said he's looking". Cohn said relations with Russia will be discussed at the upcoming G7 summit in Italy's Taormina , adding that the matter of anti-Russian sanctions was also raised during the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in ... Read More

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The UK Has Stopped Sharing Manchester Attack Information With The US

The UK Has Stopped Sharing Manchester Attack Information With The US

The name of the alleged bomber, Salman Abedi , was also published in USA news outlets before it was officially announced by United Kingdom authorities. The official threat level was raised after the Manchester attack to " critical ", its highest level, meaning a further attack could be imminent. "When that trust is breached it undermines these relationships, and undermines our investigations and the confidence of victims, witnesses and their families". Read More

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Senate Democrats: agencies must explain warehouse deals

Senate Democrats: agencies must explain warehouse deals

Meanwhile House Democrats and Republicans have been going back and forth with each side saying they're willing to meet with the other, though it's not happened. Rauner has insisted that workers' compensation insurance is too costly in IL. While this batch of legislation appears to be far from ideal - something even Democrats seem to be willing to admit - it moves the issue forward in the General Assembly. Read More

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South Carolina man pleads guilty to 7 killings

South Carolina man pleads guilty to 7 killings

He reportedly lied about his conviction in order to get his real estate license in SC. Todd Kohlhepp pleaded guilty and admitted his role in the murders just seven months after he was arrested for the crimes. On November 3, investigators checking a lead that she might have visited Kohlhepp found the woman inside a shipping container on Kohlhepp's 95-acre farm, chained by the ankle and screaming for help. Read More

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Trump's budget director defends plans to cut social programs

Homeland Security John Kelly says the Trump administration had to make cuts as part of President Donald Trump's $4.1 trillion budget proposal, and says the grants are no longer as necessary as they once were. It would also force some people on Social Security's disability program back into the workforce. More than half the states now cover children above the administration's proposed cutoff, Riley said. Read More

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