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Always Dreaming wins the 143rd Kentucky Derby race

Always Dreaming wins the 143rd Kentucky Derby race

Amidst the mint juleps, fancy hats and losing tickets strewn across the spacious race grounds, one victor emerged in front of 158,070 after weeks of speculation. "He broke well and he put me right in the race". Thunder Snow carries the hopes of Godolphin Racing, which is owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum. Read More

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United Nations organization: Israel is an 'occupying power'

Elias Wadih Sanbar, the Palestinian ambassador to UNESCO, saw the resolution as part of efforts to "stop giving a kind of blank check to an occupier that is acting with total illegality and impunity". funds earmarked for UNESCO, but to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to send a clear message to UNESCO and the United Nations member states supporting this anti-Semitic effort that America will stand with our steadfast friend and ally, Israel". Read More

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White House Spokeswoman Says Hillary Clinton Would Have Fired James Comey 'Immediately'

Trump attached letters from Attorney General Jeff Sessions , and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommending Comey be dismissed over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server . The Times also reported Wednesday that in the days before his dismissal, Comey had requested more funding for his agency's counterintelligence investigation into Russia's efforts to influence the election. Read More

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Trump's sagging poll numbers overshadow Americans' optimistic view on the economy

Trump's job approval rating, according to the Real Clear Politics aggregation of polls , stands at 43 percent approve, 52 percent disapprove; the numbers for Congress are 19 approve and 67 disapprove. -Mexico border. Trump took to Twitter Sunday to bash ABC and NBC polls, calling them fake, and has been a frequent critic of the media. However, an even smaller group of respondents - 15.4 percent - said they were afraid they might lose their job in the near future. Read More

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Michigan Lawmakers Respond to Trump's Firing of Comey

Michigan Lawmakers Respond to Trump's Firing of Comey

At last week's hearing, Comey confirmed that the FBI's investigation into possible coordination between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian officials was continuing. "We don't know how they'll handle this", Mr. Dean said. "Everything with the Trump administration is uncharted territory - everything". As news of Comey's firing reached lawmakers, Sens. Read More

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New photo celebrates Princess Charlotte's second birthday

The new official photograph of Princess Charlotte . Kate herself took this photo of Charlotte at their family home in Anmer Hall, in Norfolk. Mario Testino and co better watch their backs - the Duchess of Cambridge has once again moonlighted as the official royal photographer and captured a new image of Princess Charlotte to mark her second birthday. Read More

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The Trump Administration Is Rolling Back Obama-Era School Lunch Policies

The Trump Administration Is Rolling Back Obama-Era School Lunch Policies

Perdue was joined by Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts at a Virginia elementary school's lunch for the announcement. But he said his department wants to adjust the program to make the healthier food more appetizing. Specifically, under Obama-era nutrition rules, schools were supposed to decrease sodium from meals in three phases . The Trump administration's move rolls back the healthy lunch initiative, which aimed to combat childhood obesity in the United States. Read More

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BJP urges EC to 'derecognise' AAP

His supporters immediately rushed towards Mishra and freed him from the clutches of the youth, identified as Ankit Bhardwaj who claimed he was an AAP member. Earlier, beginning his strike, Mishra said, "I'm sitting on a satyagraha till I get clarification on details of worldwide travel expenses of some senior AAP leaders". Read More

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Highlights of the latest hearing on Russian election meddling

Republican Senator John Cornyn repeatedly chided Ms Yates for overruling the Office of Legal Counsel (OOLC) within the Department of Justice that had determined the travel ban was lawful. Obama said he had profound concerns about Flynn's taking such a job. It "shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, given that General Flynn had worked for President Obama, was an outspoken critic of President Obama's shortcomings", Spicer said . Read More

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Explosion Hits Near Homs after Syrian 'Safe Zones' go into Effect

The Syrian government has said that although it will abide by the agreement, it would continue fighting "terrorism" wherever it exists, parlance for most armed rebel groups fighting government troops. The diplomat, Aleksandr Lavrentiev, also suggested that Russian and Turkish warplanes would be prohibited from flying in four designated "de-escalation zones", where Syrian government and rebel forces are supposed to stop fighting each other. Read More

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Video shows black bear playing in California pool, confronting dog

Video shows black bear playing in California pool, confronting dog

The valiant dog holds his ground and chases the giant bear to a nearby playground. In the clip, the bear and dog have a brief standoff at the edge of the property before the bear moves forward, entering Ba Bao's lawn. Nanette Gonzaga said she stumbled upon a bear rummaging through her refrigerator. The bear is seen hopping over a fence and knocking over trash cans in the area before heading into a cluster of trees behind a home where officials lost sight of the animal. Read More

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Sally Yates proves you CAN mess with Texas

We had two concerns. "One of the questions that Mr. McGahn asked me when I went back over the second day was, essentially, 'Why does it matter to DOJ if one White House official lies to another White House official?'" Yates recalled. "There simply is no avoiding the compelling fact that this cascading situation demands the prompt appointment of an independent Special Counsel to pick up the pieces of these investigations", he said. Read More

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European stocks are dipping despite Macron's decisive election victory

European stocks are dipping despite Macron's decisive election victory

France's economic malaise, especially high unemployment, had undermined the popularity of outgoing Socialist President Francois Hollande to the point where he decided not even to run again as a candidate. "I will be at the head of this combat", she said. On Friday night, an hour before a French media blackout ahead of the vote, a cache of hacked En Marche! files , reportedly mixed with some falsified documents, were published online in an attack that bore some of the hallmarks of the hack ... Read More

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South Korean Buddhist monks protest against U.S. THAAD system near Seoul

South Korean Buddhist monks protest against U.S. THAAD system near Seoul

The operations were created to raise operational capability "to effectively deal with national security threats", the statement added. "We'll keep praying here until the THAAD goes away", a 53-year-old monk named Won Ik-son told a Washington Times reporter visiting the area, as a helicopter swirled overhead and about two-dozen South Korean military police stood guard nearby. Read More

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Russian government releases photos of Oval Office meeting

President Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Vladimir Putin's top diplomat at the White House, officials say, marking the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russian Federation of the American leader's young presidency. "Was he fired?" he sarcastically answered NBC News' Andrea Mitchell , who shouted a question about the move overshadowing the US-Russia talks. The meetings followed a period during which U.S. Read More

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Trump, top Russia envoy to meet at White House

You're kidding". April 12, 2017 - "No, it's not too late, but, you know, I have confidence in him", Trump said during a Fox Business Network interview, in response to a question about whether it was too late to ask Comey to step down. -Russian relations might be improving, Tillerson responded: "We shall see". But Mr Lavrov said he detected a USA willingness to participate, especially with a zone being formed in Syria's south, near the border with Israel and Jordan. Read More

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Comey invited to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee

Blumenthal was one of the first to publicly and forcefully denounce Trump's firing of F.B.I. The normally spotlight-loving President Donald Trump has kept a rather low profile around his surprise firing of FBI Director James Comey . In an op-ed for the Hill published last November, Democratic Congressman, Steve Cohen wrote "For the sake of the FBI, Comey should resign". He said Comey lost the confidence of people on both sides of the aisle. Read More

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Macron tells Trump he will defend Paris Agreement

Bush's decision to withdraw from the 1992 Kyoto Protocol. One option said to be under consideration is full withdrawal from the Paris accord, fulfilling Trump's campaign promise to "cancel" the deal as president. The announcement pushed back a decision that has sweeping implications for the fate of global efforts to fight climate change - and has drawn intense interest from the worldwide community, corporate lobbyists and environmental organizations. Read More

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Trump aide known as Russia blackmail risk

Yates said she conveyed her concerns about Flynn to White House Counsel Don McGahn over the course of two in-person meetings at the White House. It was then, she testified before senators Monday, that she warned McGahn that President Donald Trump's national security adviser could easily become a blackmail target for Russians, based on the answers Flynn gave to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More

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How Republicans in Congress can win on Comey

And aides noted that Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein criticized how Comey handled the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's emails. In the letter, Mr. Trump acknowledged that Mr. Comey had informed him " on three separate occasions " that he was not under investigation. The Senate intelligence committee has confirmed that McCabe will be at the hearing instead of Comey , who was sacked on Tuesday by President Donald Trump. Read More

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Coalition government for BC remains open question

The overwhelming majority of British Columbians voted for change - and now it's up to the New Democratic and Green parties to deliver it - by defeating the B.C. "British Columbians did tell us tonight that they want us to do some things differently", Clark told hundreds of supporters who had gathered in downtown Vancouver to watch the election results come in. Read More

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Texas House Oks adoption agencies barring LGBT families

Texas House Oks adoption agencies barring LGBT families

If passed by the Senate and signed into law, HB 3859 would bar Texas from taking "adverse action" against any private agency that refuses to provide services to young people in their care, or to place young people with an otherwise qualified family, if doing so would conflict with the agency's "sincerely held religious beliefs"-which the bill itself does not limit or define". Read More

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Wall falls onto guests taking shelter in India, killing 22

Wall falls onto guests taking shelter in India, killing 22

Superintendent of Police Anil Tank said the dead included 11 men, seven women and four children. A storm in the area caused part of the building to crumble, officials said. A tin shed was also attached to a portion of the wall. Those injured were taken to hospital nearby for emergency care. State Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said she was devastated by the tragedy and instructed the state authorities to extend whatever help possible to the victims' families. Read More

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Turkey, US can turn Raqa into 'graveyard' for Islamic State: Erdogan

This Friday, April 28, 2017 frame grab from video, shows Syrian children waving as US forces patrol on a rural road in the village of Darbasiyah, in northern Syria. The airstrikes reportedly targeted Christian and Yazidi communities in Syria and Iraq, alleging that the regions were aiding and abetting the US -designated terrorist group Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which was also targeted in the raid. Read More

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Kellyanne Conway says James Comey's own actions led to his firing

Kellyanne Conway says James Comey's own actions led to his firing

He added: "when things calm down, they will be thanking me!" "Frankly, if that's going to continue, it's going to continue whether Jim Comey is there or not", she told MSNBC in an interview. The CNN commented that the firing of Comey was Trump's most unpredictable and unsafe move yet. Trump abruptly fired Comey Tuesday night. Trump tweeted that Schumer had recently said he no longer "have confidence" in Comey. Read More

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Turkey brands United States supplying arms to Syrian Kurds 'unacceptable'

Turkey objected strongly to President Donald Trump's decision to arm Kurdish forces in Syria, calling the plan unacceptable and amounting to support for terrorists. Cavusoglu also said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would take up the issues with Trump when he visits Washington next week. The Syrian Kurdish group labeled a terror organization by Turkey is hailing the US decision to arm it with heavy weapons to fight the Islamic State group. Read More

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Pentagon probes ex-Trump adviser Flynn over payments from foreign groups

In a redacted version of a letter sent to the committee, the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) told lawmakers it had found no evidence that Flynn sought approval of or reported any foreign payments. House Oversight Committee leaders on April 25 said former national security adviser Michael Flynn likely broke the law when he failed to disclose income he received from Russian Federation and Turkey. Read More

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