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Schiff: I don't think White House wants to see Yates testify

Schiff: I don't think White House wants to see Yates testify

Schiff said he only wanted Comey to testify if it was not behind closed doors. "You only go to the White House to get briefed by the White House. We have no problem with her testifying, plain and simp...

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McConnell confident Dems won't keep Gorsuch off high court

That includes the so-called "nuclear option" - abolishing the filibuster - although Inhofe thinks there's a good chance it won't come to that. Under Senate rules, 60 votes are needed to invoke clotu...

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Jerry Moran voices support for Gorsuch confirmation

It's under that pretext that Republicans came out in a show of support for Gorsuch at the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced last Thursday that he will vote aga...

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Severe storms threaten central US; trucker dies in Oklahoma

The weather system damaged several houses in Rockwall, Texas, overnight but no injuries were reported. All three men died instantly, Gonzalez said. The location of the crash was either in or near ...

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Ivanka Trump will become government employee after uproar about West Wing office

Ivanka Trump will become government employee after uproar about West Wing office

Ethics dilemmas aside, some may object to Ivanka's official role in the White House with outcries of nepotism; however, her husband Jared Kushner paved the way with his title of senior advisor to the ...

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Groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions

Groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions

She noted the symbolism that this year, China will host both the worldwide Clean Energy Ministerial, in Beijing in June, and the second Mission Innovation ministerial, a gathering of countries pledged...

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Democratic opposition to U.S. high court nominee grows

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York arrives to speak with reporters about his opposition to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch . "I think that we've heard Sen". But in response to De...

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All four GST bills passed in Lok Sabha

All four GST bills passed in Lok Sabha

The Centre will levy the central GST and integrated GST , while states will impose the SGST. It also looks at July 1 as the possible roll out for the Bill. Its is federal contract with constitution...

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Finger-pointing on Hill as GOP assesses health bill loss

They described the discussions on condition of anonymity. But when Republicans faced a comparable circumstance in trying to "repeal and replace " that law, their leaders failed to reconcile differe...

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State employee charged in Federal Bureau of Investigation probe

State employee charged in Federal Bureau of Investigation probe

According to Reuters, 60-year-old Candace Claiborne was picked up by law enforcement and appeared in federal court a short time later. Prosecutors say in exchange for cash, a Chinese intelligence ag...

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Ryan falls short in first test of Trump presidency

But a good portion of the roughly 35-member Freedom Caucus still appears to be against the AHCA and plans to vote against the bill. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has said the Republica...

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Environmental groups vow to fight Trump climate actions

A major hydraulic fracturing regulation from the Bureau of Land Management will be reviewed under the order . The Obama administration had imposed a three-year moratorium on new federal coal leases...

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Paul Ryan says Devin Nunes shouldn't recuse himself from Russian Federation investigation

Jared Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House. The hearing was later canceled by the House intelligence committee chairma...

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Democratic Rep. appears ready to announce challenge to Cruz

Here, O'Rourke take part in the 2016 President's Leadership Council. Asked how he could hope to pick off an entrenched incumbent, O'Rourke noted that he joined Congress in 2013 after beating a longt...

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What led to the Supreme Court's student disabilities ruling?

What led to the Supreme Court's student disabilities ruling?

They are entitled to that reimbursement if they can prove that the public school failed to provide a "free appropriate public education" under federal law. In January, as a Supreme Court decision loom...

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Similarities striking between 2 deadly Oakland fires

Nearby buildings were also damaged. After Ghost Ship, we were told steps were taken to improve communications between departments and ensure such tragedies were avoided. Authorities have discovered ...

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Kaine to oppose Trump court pick, join filibuster

Kaine to oppose Trump court pick, join filibuster

The Senate Judiciary Committee oversaw a four-day confirmation hearing for Gorsuch last week. Some, including Jeff Merkley of OR and Tom Carper of DE, say the fact that Obama nominee Merrick Ga...

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First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

Mrs. Trump participation in the award ceremony amounted to a rare public appearance for her in Washington, outside of the White House. The award first began in 2007 with Secretary of State Condoleezza...

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Judge: Conditions of Flint water settlement must be done in 3 years

Judge: Conditions of Flint water settlement must be done in 3 years

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama had a hand in last week's grant of $100 million to address the lead in the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, despite a report that seek...

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Republicans Regroup After Health Care Bill's Defeat

Republicans Regroup After Health Care Bill's Defeat

But some members of Congress are already hinting they want to try again. House Speaker Paul Ryan, after his defeat this weekend, conceded, "We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseea...

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The US Supreme Court just strengthened rights for students with disabilities

The US Supreme Court unanimously vacated and remanded [opinion, PDF] a lower decision [opinion, PDF] regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA ) [text, PDF] on Wednesday. Un...

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Tornado drill planned this morning in Lancaster County

It's Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa this week. KNIA/KRLS will have a special program immediately following the warning, in which we highlight our Severe Weather Action Team coverage and air int...

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Chicago Police Say They're Investigating Livestreamed Gang Rape Of Teenage Girl

Chicago Police Say They're Investigating Livestreamed Gang Rape Of Teenage Girl

Chicago police officials say investigators are looking into the threats. A police spokesman said authorities first learned of what happened after the girl's mother approached the head of police as h...

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Trump tells lawmakers he expects a deal 'very quickly' on healthcare

On Friday, Ryan declared Obamacare "the law of the land" for the foreseeable future. "There's too much at stake to get bogged down in all of that". "No one has been more self-critiquing than me"...

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Reining in Sanctuary Cities

Reining in Sanctuary Cities

Sanctuary jurisdictions , which include 600 sanctuary cities and counties as well as some states, according to the National Immigration Law Center, are jurisdictions that choose not to inform immigr...

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Trump Taps Son-In-Law Jared Kushner To Head New White House Office

Trump Taps Son-In-Law Jared Kushner To Head New White House Office

Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and now serves as a senior adviser, will lead the newly formed White House Office of American Innovation with an eye on leveraging business ide...

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German SPD closing on Merkel's conservatives, AfD at lowest since November 2015

German SPD closing on Merkel's conservatives, AfD at lowest since November 2015

With six months to go before the federal election on September 24, Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party won 40.7 percent of the vote in the Saarland state parliament, an improvement on th...

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Trump pledges 'easy' health care deal after defeat

Democratic Sens. Tom Udall, of New Mexico, Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed , of Rhode Island, and Tom Carper , of DE, unveiled the legislation in the Senate on Friday, while Rep. Copyright 2017 NP...

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Schumer must stop playing partisan games by obstructing Gorsuch confirmation

At the same time, though, Democratic activists in Missouri and elsewhere are pressing McCaskill to oppose Gorsuch - with some arguing it's payback after Republicans refused to even hold a hearing a ...

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One person killed, one injured in shooting in Las Vegas, attacker surrenders

One person killed, one injured in shooting in Las Vegas, attacker surrenders

Police evacuated the nearby Cosmopolitan hotel and casino floor shortly before 11 a.m. local time Saturday as a result of the incident. The other wounded victim was hospitalized and is expected to liv...

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Ex-Christie aides to be sentenced in New Jersey bridge case

The White House is launching a new commission to combat drug addiction Wednesday to be overseen by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who for years has been passionate about the scourge of drug abuse...

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Supreme Court Rules on Special Education Changes

Supreme Court Rules on Special Education Changes

Supporters of the ruling say it's "Epic". Democratic senators pressed Judge Neil Gorsuch Wednesday to explain his views on issues such as the Constitution's "emoluments clause" and the notion of "...

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UN, affiliated agencies face affected by Trump budget cuts

UN, affiliated agencies face affected by Trump budget cuts

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank helps thousands of people each week and serves approximately 20 counties in Tennessee and Georgia. "We've spent tens of billions of dollars over the last 30 or 40 year...

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Kushner to testify to Senate intelligence panel on Russian Federation ties

Kushner to testify to Senate intelligence panel on Russian Federation ties

Nunes, R-Calif., said the pressure for him to resign was typical politics. When asked if the committee had asked Yates to testify, Warner said he was "not going through the specific names, but it was ...

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No LGBTQ Category Included in Census Proposal for 2020 Count

No LGBTQ Category Included in Census Proposal for 2020 Count

But using the decennial US census to gather data about LGBTQ people in the USA could offer vital information and help ensure LGBTQ Americans get the services they need. The Trump administration also h...

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