• Sean Spicer says Trump has confidence in Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein
Sean Spicer says Trump has confidence in Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein

So technically, Trump is correct: The man who wrote the memo endorsing Comey's removal has authorized an investigation that is reportedly probing whether that removal somehow constituted a felony. The special prosecutor met last week with the Republican chairman and the top Democrat overseeing the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation...

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  • Representative Steve Scalise's Condition Improves to
Representative Steve Scalise's Condition Improves to "Serious"

Jennifer Scalise says in a statement that the family is "especially appreciative of the strong outpouring of love and support from our neighbors, friends, from Louisiana and across the country". A single bullet traveled across Scalise's pelvis when he was shot Wednesday, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding, Sav...

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  • Senate overwhelmingly passes measure for tougher Russian Federation sanctions
Senate overwhelmingly passes measure for tougher Russian Federation sanctions

The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to move forward with new sanctions on Russian Federation for allegedly interfering in the 2016 election. "Pretty good rate of return". "We believe the existing executive branch sanctions regime is the best tool for compelling Russian Federation to fulfill its commitments".

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  • Trump's lawyer: Ignore his tweets, the President is not under investigation
Trump's lawyer: Ignore his tweets, the President is not under investigation

To the contrary: Thanks to The Washington Post , we now know that collusion is only one of three subject areas that the FBI investigation, now led by special counsel Robert Mueller , is exploring. The President and his allies have declared open season on Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who is overseeing the probe. Marco ...

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  • Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymander case
Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymander case

That means Wisconsin will not need to put in place a new electoral map while the justices consider the matter. A supreme court ruling faulting the Wisconsin redistricting plan could have far-reaching consequences for the redrawing of electoral districts that is due after the 2020 USA census.

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  • Trump says '100pc' ready to testify about Comey conversations
Trump says '100pc' ready to testify about Comey conversations

On May 12, Trump issued a veiled threat against Comey, tweeting , " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" In written and oral testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey provided an explosive account of an attempted cover-up by the president .

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  • Spicer: Trump has confidence in 'everyone who serves him'
Spicer: Trump has confidence in 'everyone who serves him'

The story first appeared in the Washington Post . Additionally, mounting conflicts of interest involved with the special counsel investigation mandate the recusal of Rosenstein and his special counsel appointee Mueller. Public perception aside, being the subject of an investigation is also debilitating because of the time it takes to defend on...

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  • Potential Flooding And Severe Storms
Potential Flooding And Severe Storms

Damaging winds, large hail, brief tornadoes and flash flooding are possible from North Carolina to Maine. A flash flood warning is in effect for Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Berkshire, Worcester and Middlesex County through late Monday .

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  • Supreme Court rules offensive names can be trademarked
Supreme Court rules offensive names can be trademarked

Justice Anthony Kennedy , in a concurring opinion, said the government can regulate speech only in narrow, already established areas such as fraud, defamation and incitement. "Sorry if we try too hard / To take some power back for ours", Tam sings on the opening track "From the Heart", a catchy guitar-driven tune of post-punk.

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  • Suspect Named In Van Attack On Worshipers Leaving London Mosque
Suspect Named In Van Attack On Worshipers Leaving London Mosque

The Finsbury Park Mosque said the van "deliberately mowed down Muslim men and women leaving late evening prayers" at the mosque and the nearby Muslim Welfare House shortly after midnight. "What it proves to me is that Londoners will act together to protect themselves but they will do so in a way that doesn't feed into terrorist and extremists' ...

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  • Top court to hear case that could reshape US political map
Top court to hear case that could reshape US political map

The Wisconsin case will be the first time since 2004 that Supreme Court justices will address political gerrymandering . The court will examine a case from Wisconsin, in which a group of voters from across the state contend Republican state legislatures acted unconstitutionally in drawing the map to benefit their party.

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  • Seattle Shooting: Police Kill Knife-Holding Woman Who Called Them
Seattle Shooting: Police Kill Knife-Holding Woman Who Called Them

Williams told the Seattle Times that one condition was that she receive mental health counseling, though the newspaper could not independently verify that information Sunday. "The obstruction was she wouldn't let go of her baby until I got here and she had some scissors in her hand". Officers walked to the fourth floor and "at some point, th...

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  • Kushner to travel to Middle East to pursue peace deal
Kushner to travel to Middle East to pursue peace deal

But although he's gotten extensive media coverage , Kushner has abstained from speaking in public since the presidential election past year. In a White House full of loud voices, the powerful senior adviser tends to keep his mouth shut.

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  • Supreme Court to hear partisan gerrymandering case
Supreme Court to hear partisan gerrymandering case

But those instances hinged on racial makeup of districts, whereas the Wisconsin case hinges more explicitly on partisan gerrymandering . The U.S. The measure, call the efficiency gap , shows how cracking (breaking up blocs of Democratic voters) and packing (concentrating Democrats within certain districts) results in wasted votes - excess v...

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  • Vigil For Woman Shot By Seattle Police Draws Dozens
Vigil For Woman Shot By Seattle Police Draws Dozens

At a vigil Sunday night, family identified the woman as Charleena Lyles , reported the Times , and said she had a history of mental health struggles. Justice Department that resolved allegations of unconstitutional policing. Family members also expressed concern that race ( Lyles is African-American) could have been a factor in the deadly sho...

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  • Dems' motions, speeches knock GOP health bill for secrecy
Dems' motions, speeches knock GOP health bill for secrecy

On Monday, Schumer and three other Democrats on the Senate committee on health, education, labor and pensions sent a letter addressed to Republican leaders demanding that they "schedule hearings to discuss, debate and hear testimony about the healthcare bill that you are now drafting in secret".

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  • Muggy & Rainy, Then Clear & Sunny
Muggy & Rainy, Then Clear & Sunny

Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds, gusty winds, and heavy rain. SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies and a few rain showers continue, with a low of 66 degrees. WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and very warm. TUESDAY: Partly cloudy. Low: 72. This afternoon will feature more breaks of sunshine, with high temperatures around 80 degrees...

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  • Dems gum up Senate to protest GOP health care bill secrecy
Dems gum up Senate to protest GOP health care bill secrecy

The difference between his private negotiations and how Republicans are trying to move their bill through the Senate now is that the details of the entire Democratic bill and the language he was seeking were well-known to the public, Stupak said Monday.

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  • Donald Trump says no one has any proof on Russia
Donald Trump says no one has any proof on Russia

Donald Trump has reportedly been yelling at TV sets in the White House as he becomes "increasingly angry" about an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. The Post reported that Mueller and his team are interviewing senior intelligence officials about Trump's role. In sworn testimony before the Senate intelligence committ...

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  • Amazon-Whole Foods tie-up could speed grocery transformation
Amazon-Whole Foods tie-up could speed grocery transformation

Reuters reported that Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods also brings disruption to the $700 billion USA grocery sector, which is a traditional area of retailing that stands on the precipice of a ferocious price war. The firm's entry into widespread grocery sales is a scary prospect for the legacy firms that don't want to be disrupted by CEO Jef...

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