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Senate Intel Leaders Defend Comey From Trump's Attacks

Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president did not make the "final decision" to remove Comey until Tuesday - though he considered firing him since he took office in January. "I trusted Ji...

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After Comey: Will Russia Election Investigation Stall?

Today, at the White House daily press briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed that she has heard from many people in the Federal Bureau of Investigation who were happy that Comey was gone. "He's a sh...

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Jury reaches verdict in ex-congresswoman's trial

Brown, who was in Congress 24 years before losing re-election last year, is accused of conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, cheating on her taxes, and concealing income that should have been listed on fin...

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Jury resumes work in former congresswoman's fraud trial

A juror accused of making a questionable comment has been excused from deliberations in former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown's fraud trial. A former member of Congress was found guilty Thursday on federal...

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Sen. McCain Breaks Party Rank, Anti-Environment Bill Falters in Senate

Sen. McCain Breaks Party Rank, Anti-Environment Bill Falters in Senate

It targeted methane, a potent greenhouse gas that accounted for about 10 percent of all USA greenhouse gas emissions from human activities in 2015. "Fugitive emissions from the wellhead are probab...

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Mormon church pulls older teens out of Boy Scouts

Mormon church pulls older teens out of Boy Scouts

The Mormon Church announced "new program guidelines for young men ages 14-18" in the letter - guidelines which are also available at ymactivities.lds.org. Kirk estimated that next year the Snake River...

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Here's what's still unknown about James Comey's firing

Here's what's still unknown about James Comey's firing

Sessions' recusal means Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is overseeing the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation. "I can't comment on any conversations the director may have ha...

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Trump opens Arctic Ocean to drilling, despite high risks

In announcing the "Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy", Trump said the executive order will direct a "review of the locations available for off-shore oil and gas exploration". "Tha...

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White House Postpones Meeting to Decide on Participation in Paris Climate Pact

She did not say who was involved in discussions about the Paris agreement. His recent attack on Obama-era climate policies and the lifting of bans and limitations for the fossil fuel and nuclear ind...

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Dems convinced health bill jeopardizes GOP's monopoly in DC

Collins, a moderate, said one of the major goals is to ensure that people with pre-existing medical conditions continue to have the same or better coverage. "The point of the bill is to reduce federal...

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Voters like Obamacare better than GOP alternative, poll shows

Voters like Obamacare better than GOP alternative, poll shows

Which is to say: a complete dud. Underscoring that potential pitfall for the GOP is the newest generic ballot: If congressional elections were held today, 42 percent of voters said they would ba...

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Senate rejects GOP effort to repeal Obama anti-pollution rule

Senate rejects GOP effort to repeal Obama anti-pollution rule

The move involved using the Congressional Review Act , which grants legislators power to undo executive orders by the previous administration. Oil industry groups had criticized the rule as as cost...

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Donald Trump I'm with Rosie O'Donnell! When it Comes to Comey

John Dean, the Nixon staffer who helped expose the Watergate scandal that took down his boss' presidency, explained that guidelines exist to prevent the kind of discussions Trump allegedly had with Co...

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New Orleans removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues before dawn

Police kept supporters and opponents of the move apart. Statues of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard are still standing. At that time, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said th...

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Education Secretary DeVos booed at historic black college during commencement speech

Education Secretary DeVos booed at historic black college during commencement speech

There was no chance that was going to happen in 2017. "One of the lasting hallmarks of higher education is its willingness to engage, explore, and experience that which we deem as 'other, ' " Presid...

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Despite Little Evidence Of Fraud, White House Launches Voting Commission

Bernie Sanders said that given the lack of pervasive voter fraud, "the sole goal of this commission is to propagate a myth and to give encouragement to Republican governors and state legislators t...

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Senators on defensive over all-male healthcare panel

And 20 million Americans still lack health insurance. There's some skepticism on whether or not the GOP will find the same success there; they've apparently been constructing their own blueprint of a ...

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Coons on budget deal: 'We got what we wanted'

He then said the country needs a good "shutdown" in September "to fix mess". Speaking with reporters Tuesday morning at the Capitol, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was eager to tout the spending d...

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MacArthur Jeered At Town Hall Over Dead Daughter

For almost five hours, MacArthur faced hostile question after hostile question from a crowd eager to show its displeasure with Republicans' Obamacare repeal attempts, the firing of FBI Director James ...

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PFAW Statement on Trump's Slate of Judicial Nominees

Before that she was a University of MI law professor, a Justice Department lawyer during President George W. Bush's administration, and a clerk for the late US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scali...

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Watch Donald Trump's Reaction to the White House Correspondent's Dinner

Watch Donald Trump's Reaction to the White House Correspondent's Dinner

Take the W'". "Do we agree with that?" he asked the cheering crowd. We all love our parents. Minhaj kept to tradition and made jokes about the President , the press and how they cover him. recently...

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West Virginia reporter arrested after shouting questions at HHS secretary

Police inside West Virginia's Capitol building said Mr Heyman was "aggressively" attempting to get past Secret Service agents as he shouted his questions on Tuesday night . According to Peter Stern...

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Penn State Student's Hazing Death Was No Accident, Grand Jury Says

Penn State Student's Hazing Death Was No Accident, Grand Jury Says

Piazza, a 19-year-old sophomore and pledge at Penn State's Beta Theta Pi fraternity, died on February 4, following the fall on the night of February 2. He added, "It should go without saying that ...

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Senators Reject Effort To Roll Back Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rule

It is expected that the failed attempt to repeal the methane rule will be the last regulation Congress will attempt to repeal under the CRA. Prior to that encounter, McCain had committed to voting...

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Donald Trump's Muslim ban grilled in courts

Donald Trump's Muslim ban grilled in courts

The judges aggressively questioned both Wall and Jadwat, making it unclear which way they might be leaning. That decision came just after a broader one issued in Hawaii that halted both the travel b...

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China's President Xi Says Will Uphold Global Climate Deal

China's President Xi Says Will Uphold Global Climate Deal

But Washington will not shut down participation in climate science on the Arctic, which is facing the fastest rate of global warming in the world. It is unclear whether Secretary of State Rex Til...

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Suspect in crash that hurt boy had been deported 15 times

Suspect in crash that hurt boy had been deported 15 times

Undocumented and deported fifteen times in the last fifteen years. Banda was arrested after U.S. Border Patrol agents approached the driver of a Chevrolet pickup truck found at Vista Lane and Co...

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Conn. Health Insurance Request Average Premium Rate Hikes as High as 52%

Conn. Health Insurance Request Average Premium Rate Hikes as High as 52%

The increases for premium plans range from 19 percent to 52 percent. Insurers operating off the exchanges requested an average rate hike ranging from a low 3.6 percent to a high of 26.3 percent in t...

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Berman family 'overwhelmed' by support

Berman family 'overwhelmed' by support

Chris is beloved by all his ESPN colleagues and for good reason: "He has a huge heart and has given so much to so many over the years", ESPN President John Skipper said in a statement . "He had five ...

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Obama to deliver keynote speech in Italy on food security

Obama to deliver keynote speech in Italy on food security

Before taking office, President Donald Trump pledged to cancel the Paris Climate Agreement struck by almost 200 countries in Paris in 2015, which aims to limit rising temperatures by phasing out use o...

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First Alert Weather Day for Thursday evening through Thursday night

First Alert Weather Day for Thursday evening through Thursday night

Storms are expected to hang around overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning. A few tornadoes are also possible, especially across southwestern Oklahoma. The main threat could be tennis ball size hail...

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James Comey firing: Trump's first comments

James Comey firing: Trump's first comments

But many Senate and House Democrats, including those representing MA, are asking the same question: Why fire Comey now? Those simmering frustrations, described by people with knowledge of the presid...

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Rod Rosenstein: Caught in the James Comey sacking storm

Days before he was sacked by Donald Trump , FBI Director James Comey requested more resources to pursue his investigation into Russia's election meddling and the possible involvement of Trump assoc...

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Jason Hammel: Hammel torched for seven runs in seven frames

Jason Hammel: Hammel torched for seven runs in seven frames

The Royals entered Tuesday 1-14 when trailing after seven innings this season, but six Kansas City relievers combined for 12 strikeouts and held the Rays scoreless over the final six innings. Moyl...

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Visiting Russian foreign minister, asked about Comey firing: 'You're kidding!'

As the President delivered his withering assessment of Mr Comey's work, reports emerged that America's top law enforcement official had asked for more money and manpower for his Russian Federation inv...

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