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Did White House Pressure Spike This Week's Russia Hearing?

Again dismissing the entire Russian Federation story - [coughs] excuse me - as a hoax. "We have no problem with her testifying, plain and simple", White House spokesman Sean Spicer said . A number ...

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Russian state bank says it met with Kushner

Russian state bank says it met with Kushner

It was not immediately clear when or how the questioning would take place or whether Kushner would be under oath. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. The...

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Dems force 1-week delay on panel vote on Supreme Court pick

Judge Neil Gorsuch is still on track for confirmation, with solid backing from the Republican majority. But with Democratic senators like Florida's Bill Nelson coming out against Gorsuch (and fo...

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South Carolina headed to Final Four, beats Florida 77-70

South Carolina headed to Final Four, beats Florida 77-70

SC guard Tyasha Harris, right, tries to steal the ball from Florida State Seminoles Chatrice White during the first half of a regional final game of the women's NCAA college basketball tournament, M...

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Strong quake of 6.9 magnitude hits Russia's far east

Strong quake of 6.9 magnitude hits Russia's far east

A powerful 6.6-magnitude natural disaster rocked Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula, some 80 kilometers north east of Ust-Kamchatsk. No casualties or damage have been reported so far. "According...

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Seeded Gonzaga survives for 61-58 win over West Virginia

Seeded Gonzaga survives for 61-58 win over West Virginia

So now, after Gonzaga beat West Virginia 61-58 in a game that was equal parts struggle and thriller, during which they out-toughed the reputed toughest team in the land, you may forgive the Bulldo...

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Georgia Tech handles Cal State Bakersfield 76-61

Georgia Tech handles Cal State Bakersfield 76-61

Josh Okogie scored a game-high 22 points to lead Georgia Tech to a 76-61 win over Cal State Bakersfield in a NIT semifinal Tuesday night. Ben Lammers finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds ...

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Georgia House Passes Medical Cannabis Expansion Measure with 167 to 4 Vote

Georgia House Passes Medical Cannabis Expansion Measure with 167 to 4 Vote

The Governor vetoed the 2016 bill because he didn't like that daycares on campus were included in the gun zone. Officials say lawmakers are negotiating with Deal's office over a potential compromise...

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How Jeff Sessions Plans to Fight Back Against Sanctuary Cities

How Jeff Sessions Plans to Fight Back Against Sanctuary Cities

He didn't specify the time period. Sessions said that local jurisdictions that apply for Justice Department grants and funds will be required to certify they are complying with that law, as was fi...

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Ivanka Trump's new neighbors: Noise, security disruptions have 'ruined the neighborhood'

Correction: Kushner did appear at the White House on Friday. Members of the Secret Service follow the family everywhere they go and block part of the road with their vans. "It's not a huge deal if...

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Trump Not Giving Up On Health Care Reform

Trump Not Giving Up On Health Care Reform

Stuart Diamond, a professor who teaches negotiation at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, said Trump's strong-arm tactics backfired. Democrats could hardly contain their satisfactio...

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Its Funding In Danger, Meals On Wheels Sees Donations Skyrocket

Its Funding In Danger, Meals On Wheels Sees Donations Skyrocket

Meals On Wheels says the threat of budget cuts could not come at a worse time . The White House budget director had a different view on the program. "How do you do that?" Its San Diego County br...

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Tennessee couple arrested, charged for trying to sell baby on Craigslist

Tennessee couple arrested, charged for trying to sell baby on Craigslist

According to WGRV, the next court hearing for Cain, Jr. and Greer will be on April 7 at 9 a.m. Speaking with the Greenville Sun , Sheriff Pat Hankins said he has never encountered a human traffic...

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Federal judge defers ruling on Missouri abortion rules

Federal judge defers ruling on Missouri abortion rules

The conversation around the ongoing GOP efforts to pull federal funding for Planned Parenthood has been dominated by birth control access, and with good reason. It's also yet another Republican attemp...

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'Fearless Girl' statue opposite bull stays through February

DeBlasio said: "In her short time here, the Fearless Girl has fueled powerful conversations about women in leadership and inspired so many". The statue was installed on the eve of International Wome...

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University of Texas survey: 1 in 7 female students raped

University of Texas survey: 1 in 7 female students raped

Twenty-eight percent had experienced unwanted sexual touching. The survey results will immediately spur the need for sexual violence prevention initiatives on campus. "For me, once you have knowle...

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DNC chair asks for staff resignations as overhaul begins

DNC chair asks for staff resignations as overhaul begins

These requests for resignation came after DNC layoffs following the 2016 presidential election , and reports prior to Perez's election said that staffers expected the move prior to the chairman race....

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IL considers legalizing marijuana for a fiscal boost

IL considers legalizing marijuana for a fiscal boost

Steans and Rep. Kelly Cassidy introduced legislation last week that would legalize small amounts of marijuana for adults and license businesses to sell cannabis products. The strongest opposition for ...

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First Lady Melania Trump Chooses a Communications Director

First Lady Melania Trump Chooses a Communications Director

By June - when mother and son are rumored to join President Donald Trump in the White House once Barron finishes his school year - security expenditures could total around $18.2 million. First lady ...

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Police union warns Donald Trump 'sanctuary city' cuts could risk safety

The policy was issued under the Barack Obama administration in 2016, but was not enforced. While there is no official legal definition for a sanctuary city, most self-proclaimed sanctuary cities est...

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3 storm chasers killed in Texas crash identified

The area was under a tornado warning at the time of the wreck, the Star-Telegram newspaper reported, citing information from the National Weather Service. Williamson and Yarnall were contractors for t...

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McCaskill mum on Trump's Supreme Court nominee

The battle shows signs of becoming bitter, with Democrats promising a filibuster , Republicans threatening to invoke a rules change known as the "nuclear option", and Democrats essentially daring the...

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Attorney General: Sanctuary cities are risking federal money

Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain immigrants charged or convicted of a serious crime. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman immediately responded to Sessions, accusing the Trump ad...

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Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood helps the 2.5 million people it sees each year do just that, with 80 percent of Planned Parenthood patients receiving services to prevent unintended pregnancies . "Regardless of he...

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Turkey busts through NJ family's windshield; cops blame mating season

Turkey busts through NJ family's windshield; cops blame mating season

Michael Kellems said. The La Porte County Sheriff's Office posted pictures of the collision the Taraboczhia family's rental auto had with a turkey on USA 20. The turkey was killed on impact. He said...

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Trump associates may have conspired with Russian hacker group, claims U.S. officials

More questions arise. If, in its investigation of the Russian hacking and a Trump connection, the FBI did receive the fruits of some electronic surveillance of the Trump campaign, were Attorney Genera...

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After major crash, Uber suspends self-driving auto project

After major crash, Uber suspends self-driving auto project

The incident, which happened in Arizona, saw the futuristic auto collide with another vehicle, leaving the driverless auto on its side in the middle of the road. Yet its relationship with authorities ...

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Longtime Akron coach Dambrot taking over at Duquesne

Longtime Akron coach Dambrot taking over at Duquesne

Akron said it will immediately launch a national search for a new coach. Dambrot will be inheriting a Dukes team that finished last in the Atlantic 10 previous year with a record of 10-22, which led...

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McConnell: Full Senate vote on Gorsuch on April 7

They succeeded in delaying a vote on the nomination in committee Monday, giving Gorsuch a week to provide better answers, but at the same time two more Democrats-Sens. "But last week we got to see u...

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Rocks, Bible thrown through windows of Colorado mosque

Religious classes for children we cancelled following the break-in. Fort Collins Police Chief John Hutton asked for anyone with information about the crime to step forward. "People of faith know tha...

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House votes to block Obama-era online privacy rules

House votes to block Obama-era online privacy rules

Last week, the Senate voted 50-48 to reverse the rules in a win for AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc. Collins' press secretary also said that former President Obama's ...

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Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka gets White House office

The president's daughter is playing an increasingly prominent role as one of his advisers, but is not an official government employee. "Our view is that the conservative approach is for Ivanka to vo...

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Schumer announces filibuster to stop Gorsuch Supreme Court appointment

If Democrats follow Schumer's wishes and filibuster, Senate Republicans will need eight votes from Democrats to break the filibuster with 60 votes as there are 52 Republicans in the Senate. The Sena...

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Trump signs order rolling back environmental efforts

Trump signs order rolling back environmental efforts

The order essentially suspended, rescinded or flagged for review more than a half-dozen measures - that had been put into place by former President Barack Obama to reduce global warming - in an eff...

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Hundreds rally in LA to protest GOP plan to scrap Obamacare

Hundreds rally in LA to protest GOP plan to scrap Obamacare

It would also provide additional money for a fund for mental health and substance abuse disorders and maternity care. Trying to sell Americans on their alternative, Republicans are making dubious cl...

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