• John Kelly is new White House chief of staff; Reince Priebus out
John Kelly is new White House chief of staff; Reince Priebus out

Kelly was believed to be among four candidates under consideration for the post , alongside deputy national security adviser Dina Powell, chief economic advisor Gary Cohn and Trump's former campaign adviser David Urban. "That will be up to the President", Scaramucci said. Some lawmakers pointed to the change as another sign of a chaotic White H...

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  • DPS agrees to reverse new policy of charging for crime lab testing
DPS agrees to reverse new policy of charging for crime lab testing

Charges would be around $150 for toxicology reviews and around $550 for DNA analysis, which the DPS said is imperative to have because of a lack of funding from the state. "(The DPS lab) should really only be used for major crimes like murder, homicide and aggravated robbery", he said. "Obviously we don't have this money", he said.

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  • Fair ride ordered shut worldwide after deadly U.S. accident
Fair ride ordered shut worldwide after deadly U.S. accident

KMG, the Dutch company that makes the "Fire Ball", ordered all such rides shut down across the world until an investigation could be completed. Records show that inspections on Fire Ball were up to date and a state permit was issued for the ride on Wednesday.

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  • Don's Obamacare repeal efforts fail in US Senate
Don's Obamacare repeal efforts fail in US Senate

While McConnell has led the negotiations over a health-care plan for weeks, President Trump has sought to drum up support by pressing wavering Republicans. Senate Republicans' attempt to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act died early Friday morning, with three GOP senators - Sen. The provision to defund Planned Parenthood drew opposition fr...

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  • Russian Federation orders United States to cut diplomats in response to sanctions
Russian Federation orders United States to cut diplomats in response to sanctions

Never in doubt was a cornerstone of the legislation that bars Trump from easing or waiving the additional penalties on Russian Federation unless Congress agrees. They've also traditionally favored a policy that keeps Moscow in check for its own aggressive measures in Eastern Europe and Syria, as well as its efforts to disrupt elections in the USA...

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  • You can still register for National Night Out
You can still register for National Night Out

This year's events include a children's coloring contest, bounce house and a state police helicopter landing plus a special appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog.And two Berks communities are supporting additional causes at their celebrations by collecting food and money.

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  • Gunmen storm into DP Ruto's Sugoi home
Gunmen storm into DP Ruto's Sugoi home

A reporter for the Reuters news agency who is at the scene said the area leading to the compound is still cordoned off to the public and journalists. Earlier in the afternoon, KTN News reported a police officer guarding the residence was wounded, while NTV News reported on gunshots being heard from the scene.

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  • Trump's sketch of the New York City skyline fetches $29k at auction
Trump's sketch of the New York City skyline fetches $29k at auction

The work was created by the president for a charity auction promoting worldwide literacy in 2005. The starting bid for the item was $9,000. "The piece has received some five times more than our normal auction traffic", he told Artnet News .

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  • Trump Ready to Sign Sanctions Bill; Moscow Retaliates
Trump Ready to Sign Sanctions Bill; Moscow Retaliates

Peskov said the decision of U.S. lawmakers was "very sad news" for Russia-U.S. relations, worldwide law and global trade relations. It was not immediately clear whether Trump would veto the bill, an action that would spark an outcry from both parties and risk a potential override with a two-thirds vote.

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  • Girl, 15, raped twice at Witton railway station in separate attacks
Girl, 15, raped twice at Witton railway station in separate attacks

She was then led to a secluded area of the station and raped by one of them. Shortly after she flagged down a passing auto and was assaulted again. He continued, also stating that "It is now vitally important we investigate exactly what happened on Tuesday morning, as well as identifying both offenders for these very bad incidents".

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  • McCain says time for Republicans, Democrats to 'start fresh' on healthcare
McCain says time for Republicans, Democrats to 'start fresh' on healthcare

It was a fiery and intense lecture on the shortcomings of bypassing "regular order" and turning your back on compromise. Senate Republicans failed to pass a pared-down Obamacare repeal bill early Friday on a vote of 49-51 that saw three of their own dramatically break ranks.

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  • After failed health-care vote, McConnell needs to go
After failed health-care vote, McConnell needs to go

Then Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY took the floor. No matter what you think about Republicans or Democrats , the facts were clear: Millions of Americans would lose health coverage if any of Obamacare was repealed , and around 220,000 would die by 2026 because of this.

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  • Sprint looks to merge with Charter
Sprint looks to merge with Charter

Verizon Communications also expressed interest in a takeover of Charter earlier this year, sources have said. The proposed combination of Sprint with Charter would merge the fourth-largest US wireless carrier with the second-largest USA cable company.

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  • European Commission launches infringement against Poland over controversial judicial reforms
European Commission launches infringement against Poland over controversial judicial reforms

While decreasing the retirement age, the law allows judges to have their mandate extended by the Minister of Justice for up to ten years for female judges and five years for male judges. The next step in the infringement process would involve a final warning by the commission to the Polish government in the form of a "reasoned opinion", after whi...

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  • Russia Retaliates Over Sanctions And Orders US Diplomats To Leave
Russia Retaliates Over Sanctions And Orders US Diplomats To Leave

Putin described the sanctions bill now working its way through US Congress - which calls for new measures against Russia , North Korea and Iran, and limits Trump's ability to alter them - as "illegal under global law" and warned that Russia might have to respond.

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  • Priebus the latest official to leave Trump administration
Priebus the latest official to leave Trump administration

The president also thanked Preibus for his services to the country in a separate tweet . "I can't think of a better person than General John Kelly to succeed me and I wish him God's blessings and great success". In the interview that went viral, Scaramucci described Priebus as a "f**king paranoid schizophrenic" who would soon be asked to resign....

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  • Moscow limits USA diplomatic missions staff to 455
Moscow limits USA diplomatic missions staff to 455

Russia's action, outlined in a statement from the Foreign Ministry, came a day after the Senate voted for new sanctions against Russian Federation, putting President Donald Trump in a tough position by forcing him to take a hard line on Moscow or veto the legislation and anger the Republican Party, Reuters reported.

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  • Obamacare 'skinny repeal' rejected after Pence tried to lobby McCain
Obamacare 'skinny repeal' rejected after Pence tried to lobby McCain

He concluded his remarks by saying, "It's time to move on", naming the next legislation on the agenda for Friday. Less than two weeks after surgery to remove a blood clot revealed McCain had brain cancer, the Arizona Republican - still with a visible scar above his eye - traveled 2,000 miles from Phoenix and returned to a hero's welcome Tuesday i...

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  • White House: Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill
White House: Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill

Mr Trump has yet to sign off on the new sanctions, and it is not certain that he will. George Mason University School of Law Professor Francis Buckley agreed that Russian Federation had to respond to the sweeping new economic sanctions approved by the House of Representatives last Monday by a vote of 419 to three.

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  • Putin says Russian Federation will respond to 'insolence' of U.S. sanctions
Putin says Russian Federation will respond to 'insolence' of U.S. sanctions

The House of Representatives voted by 419 votes to three on Tuesday to pass the new sanctions bill, which targets Russian Federation as well as North Korea and Iran. "And we're going to wait and see what that final legislation looks like, and make a decision at that point". "We stand with patience in the face of the sanctions, but the time we w...

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