• Didn't even really talk to him: Putin on Flynn
Didn't even really talk to him: Putin on Flynn

Kelly pressed Putin on whether he has any dossier or embarrassing dirt on President Trump that could be used to blackmail the commander-in-chief. Putin said he had no knowledge of any meetings between his ambassador and Kushner saying "Had there been anything significant, he would have reported it to the minister".

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  • United States intelligence chiefs deny White House pressure to ease Federal Bureau of Investigation probe
United States intelligence chiefs deny White House pressure to ease Federal Bureau of Investigation probe

Nowhere in Wednesday's hours-long testimony did Coats or Rogers deny the president asked them to intervene; they simply refused to talk about it. Grilled by senators, intelligence officials including Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Wednesday refused to answer whether President Dona...

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  • Donald Trump sought loyalty, Comey offered honesty
Donald Trump sought loyalty, Comey offered honesty

Speaking before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey said his memos detailed his so-called "inappropriate" interactions with the President. "Lordy, I hope there are tapes", he said. He painted Trump as a chief executive dismissive of the FBI's independence and made clear that he interpreted Trump's request to end an investigation into Flynn, ...

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  • House gives tentative approval to budget bill
House gives tentative approval to budget bill

One of the issues that generated the most debate on the floor Thursday evening was the House bill's requirement that the Department of Environmental Quality make progress on testing chemical solutions to nutrient overloading in Falls and Jordan Lakes .

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  • Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; 1 killed, others injured
Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; 1 killed, others injured

A church bus has crashed in the Atlanta area, leaving several people injured. Halbert said police haven't yet interviewed the bus driver. The bus also slid into a auto traveling on the westbound side of the four-lane road. The group, mostly members of a student ministry mission, was traveling to the African nation of Botswana on a 10-day mis...

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  • Polanski's victim to play supporting role for him in court
Polanski's victim to play supporting role for him in court

I understood much worse things happened to people. Furthermore, Debra Tate, the sister of Polanski's wife Sharon Tate, who was murdered in 1969 while heavily pregnant by followers of Charles Manson, is set to appear in court to support the director.

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  • Katy Perry Says Taylor Swift Tried to 'Assassinate Her Character'
Katy Perry Says Taylor Swift Tried to 'Assassinate Her Character'

So is it just a coincidence Taylor chose to return to streaming services as Katy released her music? A representative for Swift told Billboard her songs would be available on Tidal, Amazon and Pandora. That brings us to Friday, when Perry released her latest album, Witness . This is the last thing Perry needs as she launches her new ...

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  • Trump On Comey: 'No Collusion. No Obstruction
Trump On Comey: 'No Collusion. No Obstruction

It is unclear when Trump's attorney, Marc Kasowitz , will file the complaints, but the source said they are actively exploring their options. Trump's Twitter account had been quiet throughout Comey's testimony accusing the administration of spreading "lies".

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  • Pulling the climate change plug…but real change happens on the ground
Pulling the climate change plug…but real change happens on the ground

Trump argued that the regulations former President Obama imposed to carry out this pledge hurt us workers, but said he was open to renegotiating the deal if it could be reworked to benefit them. In 2012, Trump tweeted that climate change was a Chinese hoax . Despite Trump's claim that he would renegotiate a climate agreement, many count...

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  • Trump's pick for Federal Bureau of Investigation chief could face conflicts of interest
Trump's pick for Federal Bureau of Investigation chief could face conflicts of interest

Blumenthal's comments came after fired FBI Director James Comey testified on Thursday that the president pressed him to end his agency's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . Instead, some supportive Republican lawmakers simply argued that Trump's action were a result of well-meaning inexperience or dedication t...

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  • Trump and Merkel 'get along well' despite spat
Trump and Merkel 'get along well' despite spat

The image of friendly relations between Germany and the US seems distant since Trump took office. "We have experienced a totally different president to all of his predecessors since World War II, who puts into question the very foundations of transatlantic relations", the foreign affairs committee chairman said .

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  • Comey Hearing Suggests Obstruction of Justice Investigation Is More Plausible
Comey Hearing Suggests Obstruction of Justice Investigation Is More Plausible

Yet, Comey was too eager for President Donald Trump to accept him, which may ultimately lead to the president not being charged with obstruction of justice . Comey's statements indicate that Trump pressured him to drop the investigation into disgraced former Flynn's ties to Russian Federation, and that Trump has a brazen disregard for politic...

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  • Saudi finance minister says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis
Saudi finance minister says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis

The United Arab Emirates' state minister for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash accused Qatar of being "the main champion of extremism and terrorism in the region". Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani , his son, became Qatar's ruling emir in 2013, but Sheikh Hamad still looms large in the tight, insular world of Qatari ruling family politics.

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  • Trump's Twitter undermines White House efforts to regroup
Trump's Twitter undermines White House efforts to regroup

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that Trump's tweets should be taken as official statements, contradicting other White House officials who have tamped down on the official nature of the tweets in recent days. "I think it's been great for him on the electoral side". Yet the president's tweets, while informal, do not stick to t...

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  • McCaskill blasts Senate Republicans' health care process with facts
McCaskill blasts Senate Republicans' health care process with facts

Gov. John Bel Edwards says monies in the House budget proposal for TOPS would send students "to institutions with inferior funding and educational opportunities". We can and must do better than ObamaCare, but we should do it in a way that protects the most vulnerable in our society. While many Republicans have spent years pledging to cut Medi...

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  • Blockade against Qatar 'hindering' planning for long-term operation
Blockade against Qatar 'hindering' planning for long-term operation

Other US officials have said Qatar has already taken some steps to reduce terror funding but that the steps are insufficient. "We have to stop the funding of terrorism". Fifth Fleet. Despite Tillerson's assessment that the fight against ISIS had been impacted, Pentagon officials said there has been no immediate disruption.

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  • President Trump Unveils Plan to Privatize America's Air Traffic Control System
President Trump Unveils Plan to Privatize America's Air Traffic Control System

President Donald Trump laid out his vision for privatizing the nation's air traffic control system on Monday, arguing that it will enhance safety and modernize aviation. When Rep. Bill Shuster (R, Pa.) put forth a plan to accomplish this in 2016, it stalled on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Opponents also say technology upgra...

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  • Judge won't dismiss Michelle Carter case; defense to begin calling witnesses
Judge won't dismiss Michelle Carter case; defense to begin calling witnesses

Carter's trial began Tuesday with prosecutor Maryclare Flynn saying that Carter "used Conrad as a pawn in a sick game of life and death for attention". "Manslaughter is when you accidentally kill someone", she said. I heard moaning. I stayed on the phone for like 20 minutes and that's all I heard. She followed up with another text the next night:...

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  • White House, intel chiefs want to make digital spying law permanent
White House, intel chiefs want to make digital spying law permanent

Intercepted communications of Americans "happens about 10 percent of the time" when NSA is surveilling a foreign target and that target communicates with a USA citizen. McCabe replied that it does, but that if the bureau is seeking to collect intelligence on a U.S. person, it has to obtain a warrant first from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillanc...

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  • Sixth-grader wins National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling 'marocain'
Sixth-grader wins National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling 'marocain'

Her second-round word was "samarium" and she correctly spelled "retractable" in the third round. Unflappable to the end, Ananya seized the opportunity when her steely opponent, Rohan Rajeev , flubbed a simple-looking but obscure Scandinavian-derived word, " marram ", which means a beach grass.

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