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Shulkin: Trump 'deeply engaged' on vets' issues

Shulkin: Trump 'deeply engaged' on vets' issues

Besides Choice, Shulkin said he was seeking to implement two other campaign priorities - a VA accountability office, established by executive order last month, and a White House hotline to receive...

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Trump's White House communications director resigns

The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked for Kushner to discuss meetings he arranged with Kislyak, including one with Sergey Gorkov, the chief of Vnesheconombank, a state-owned Russian developmen...

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'Something strange' is going on with Trump's Twitter, experts say

Trump's official Twitter account is @POTUS and has 18.1 million followers. As screenwriter John Niven pointed out Tuesday morning, Trump's Twitter account saw an unusal spike in followers over...

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'You call it terrorism. I call it patriotism': Portland attacker

'You call it terrorism. I call it patriotism': Portland attacker

He asked the federal government and organizers to cancel a "Trump Free Speech Rally" and other similar events set to be held in the city next weekend, saying the community is sad and angry and the ral...

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Jurors deliberating in Tulsa, Oklahoma officer Betty Jo Shelby's manslaughter trial

Jurors deliberating in Tulsa, Oklahoma officer Betty Jo Shelby's manslaughter trial

Jurors deliberated for nine hours after closing arguments. "She's ready to get back to her life", defence attorney Shannon McMurray said . They left the courthouse without commenting. The defen...

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Trump pulling US out of Paris climate deal: Axios report

President Trump hasn't made a final decision on whether the US will quit the Paris Accord on climate change , but White House officials indicated Wednesday that he was headed in that direction, set...

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NY officer charged with murder in mentally ill woman's death

NY officer charged with murder in mentally ill woman's death

Barry shot and killed Danner as she menaced him with a baseball bat in her Bronx home last October. Barry was due to appear in a Bronx courtroom at 3 p.m. Mayor Bill De Blasio was also highly crit...

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Two New Mexicans in the field at national spelling bee

When they're not spelling this week, Johnson, Kleist and Payton will be treated to a number of special events in and around the nation's capital with their families and other competitors. Since then s...

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Trump slams Iran in first foreign speech

Trump said the USA will ensure that its "Saudi friends" get a good deal from "our great American defense companies, the greatest anywhere in the world". "We must be united to conquer extremism. young ...

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Republican overseeing House probe will leave Congress June 30

Chaffetz, in a letter to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert , said he will step down effective June 30. Chaffetz requested those memos and other records from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tues...

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Trump decides to withdraw from Paris climate accord

Trump decides to withdraw from Paris climate accord

Trump is set to engage in discussions about the global economy and climate. And it could trigger further efforts to erode the landmark climate accord. What's the difference between COP21, the Paris A...

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More traffic deaths this Memorial Day weekend than in 2016

More traffic deaths this Memorial Day weekend than in 2016

Horn and his daughter, 15, are both listed in critical condition. Four of the fatal crashes involved motorcycles - two of the victims were not wearing helmets. The traffic crashes, which involved th...

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Portland stabbing suspect appears in court

Portland stabbing suspect appears in court

The man police say fatally stabbed two other men who tried to shield young women from an anti-Muslim tirade on a Portland , Oregon, light-rail train makes his initial court appearance Tuesday a...

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White House pushes back on Russian Federation allegations

Kushner and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn met with the Russian ambassador in December and asked for back-channel communications to discuss Syria and other policy matters, ABC News reported . But a fo...

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Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant To Shut Down In 2019

So-called nuclear bailouts have thus far won approval in IL and NY, reports the AP, but the potential for higher utility bills in Pennsylvania is drawing pushback from rival energy companies, manufa...

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Trump Praises Gianforte Victory a 'Great Win' in Montana

The seat - which has not been held by a Democrat since 1997 - had most recently been held by Republican Ryan Zinke , whom Mr Trump appointed as interior secretary. Gianforte urged Montana voters to s...

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Has Donald Trump been buying followers on Twitter?

But first, a note about Trump's Twitter habits this month. Screenwriter John Niven pointed out Tuesday morning that Trump's account saw a big spike in followers over the weekend, a lot of them newly...

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Kushner ties to Russian Federation are questioned

The banker is a close Putin associate, but he has not been known to play a diplomatic role for the Russian leader. The Senate intelligence committee , which is investigating Russia's meddling in th...

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2 white men, white woman are 1st picks for Bill Cosby jury

2 white men, white woman are 1st picks for Bill Cosby jury

The jury is now made up of a middle-aged white woman, a middle-aged white man whose sister is a sexual assault survivor, a younger white man, an elderly white man, and a white woman who appeared to be...

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Surviving victim of train attack out of hospital

Surviving victim of train attack out of hospital

Christian, who is from OR, had been hurling racial slurs at two teenage girls - one of whom was Muslim - just before allegedly killing his victims, Ricky John Best, 53, of Happy Valley, and Taliesin...

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New jury pool being questioned for Cosby trial

New jury pool being questioned for Cosby trial

The initial jury pool had 14 blacks among the 100 people summoned to court. Yet it was poor form for Cosby to break his silence of nearly two years and do a radio interview in which he supported his...

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Texas Chipotles hit by credit card hack

Texas Chipotles hit by credit card hack

The time frame there is March 25 through April 18. If you want to see which locations were affected near you, Chipotle has a tool on this page that will help you. Most of the company's 2,250 locatio...

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Texas faces slew of lawsuits over extremist right-wing bills

Republican state Sen. Charles Schwertner says the threat of court challenges shouldn't deter the Legislature from passing laws that are "necessary, proper and right". Patrick wants the House to approv...

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Oregon St. No. 1 national seed for NCAA baseball tournament

Keegan Thompson is expected to take the mound in the opening game of the NCAA Regional Friday . Conference tournament champion Iowa (38-20) is slotted in the aforementioned Houston regional , hosted...

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President Trump to Speak at Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day

President Trump to Speak at Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day

Donald Trump made his first Memorial Day remarks as president, paying tribute Monday to fallen US service members, and thanking their families for their sacrifice. "We only hope that every day we c...

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Town that denied mosque permit to pay Islamic group $3.25M

On Oct. 15, 2013, the township approved an ordinance amending the rules, making houses of worship a conditional use in these zones, and requiring a minimum lot size of 6 acres, requiring primary acces...

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White House blasts Russian Federation reporting, focuses on Trump trip

On Sunday, Trump tweeted , "Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names.it is very possibly that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake ne...

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Joe Lieberman is front-runner for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

On Thursday, Trump said Lieberman was one of the finalists to replace James Comey . Lieberman suggested Electra as the Secretary of Energy and White as the Secretary of Education. Just 22% of those...

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Man with gun at Orlando airport taken into custody after standoff

Pettigrew pointed the gun at officers and said "shoot me, shoot me", the department said in a Twitter post. The incident took place in the rental auto area of Level 1, Side A, the airport tweeted ....

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Man arrested outside DC Trump hotel with 2 guns

Man arrested outside DC Trump hotel with 2 guns

Police said Moles made threatening remarks, but investigators did not disclose who those threats were directed toward. Police found two guns, one of which was sitting out in plain view, and 90 round...

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Dahms: Major spending bills agreed in last few days of session

Dahms: Major spending bills agreed in last few days of session

Dayton says to Republicans at the legislature, "If they want me to sign a bill that provides their funding for the next four years, then they have to pass a bill that I can accept and agree to sign". ...

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White House rallies to Kushner defense

White House rallies to Kushner defense

The talks between Kushner and the Russians , if confirmed, would raise new questions about the Trump team's relationship with Moscow , which United States intelligence agencies say tried to sw...

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The Trump administration is skirting the biggest question about Kushner-Russia ties

The White House's plans for the week remain largely unclear; Trump scrapped a planned trip to Iowa for a rally. During the Monica Lewinsky investigation, the Clinton White House brought on a dedic...

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Orlando airport terminal closed after reports of armed man

Orlando airport terminal closed after reports of armed man

Police were controlling the situation well, he said. During the incident, a crisis negotiator talked to the man, who was pointing a gun at officers and asking them to shoot him, Mina said. UPDATE:...

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Trump keeps world waiting on Paris deal

Mr Trump , who has previously called global warming a hoax , came under concerted pressure from the other leaders to honour the 2015 Paris Agreement on curbing carbon emissions. That promise h...

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