• Mattis to decide troop levels in Afghanistan
Mattis to decide troop levels in Afghanistan

While the U.S. was focused on terrorism, potential adversaries have invested in technologies meant to " limit our ability to project power ", he added. "If we don't begin negotiating today, it's very likely the military will once again begin the year on a continuing resolution", he said, referring to stopgap spending measures that keep government a...

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  • Deputy, husband turn selves in after murder charge
Deputy, husband turn selves in after murder charge

Scot Courtney, an attorney for Terry Thompson, said Thursday he thought the grand jury process was rushed. John Hernandez and Terry Thompson were involved in an altercation outside the restaurant last week. But Hernandez, 24, wasn't breathing. A medical examiner ruled Hernandez died from a lack of oxygen to the brain caused by strangulation a...

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  • Gingrich: Mueller Investigation 'Poisoned Fruit' After Comey Testimony
Gingrich: Mueller Investigation 'Poisoned Fruit' After Comey Testimony

President Trump's claims contradicting former FBI Director James Comey's testimony about their conversations faced fresh scrutiny Sunday, with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle putting pressure on the commander in chief to offer proof of his charges.

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  • Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Special Counsel Mueller Without Good Cause
Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Special Counsel Mueller Without Good Cause

Conservative media mogul Christopher Ruddy , a friend of the president breathed life into rumors that Trump was thinking about firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller . Mr Sessions, who was appointed as Donald Trump's top justice official, said he did not recall meeting the Russian ambassador to the United States at an April event in the Mayflo...

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  • Five facts about Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Five facts about Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Sessions said Trump had not invoked executive privilege regarding the conversations. Wyden asked Sessions what problematic issues existed. Sessions bristled at Wyden, telling the OR senator that people are suggesting through innuendo that he has not been honest.

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  • Still no one claims $447M Powerball prize in California
Still no one claims $447M Powerball prize in California

Saturday's jackpot is the seventh-largest in Powerball's history, according to the California lottery . Before the drawing Saturday night the jackpot was estimated at $435 million. The Powerball game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. If they choose to take a cash prize, they walk away with $...

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  • SESSIONS TESTIMONY | Allegations of collusion with Russians 'a detestable lie'
SESSIONS TESTIMONY | Allegations of collusion with Russians 'a detestable lie'

He vowed to defend his honor "against scurrilous and false allegations". Sessions' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee , scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. Sessions' changing answers are a main reason the evidence of a possible third meeting is deeply concerning to lawmakers. As late as Sunday, the Justice Department signaled it ...

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  • McCain slams Pentagon for Afghan policy delay
McCain slams Pentagon for Afghan policy delay

These funds focus on operations in Afghanistan , Iraq and Syria, as well as bumping up USA capabilities in Europe. In February, Nicholson requested 3,000-5,000 more USA threats to counter the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan.

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  • Suspect had Hand on Gun, MN Cop on Trial for Murder Testifies
Suspect had Hand on Gun, MN Cop on Trial for Murder Testifies

Prosecutors say he acted unreasonably in shooting Philando Castile during a July 6 traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb. Squad-car video recorded him telling a supervisor afterward that he didn't know where Castile's gun was, but also that he told Castile to take his hand off it.

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  • Jeff Sessions Testifies About The Russia Investigation
Jeff Sessions Testifies About The Russia Investigation

But Democrats on the Senate panel are likely to press him on issues such as his contacts with Russian Federation and his role in the dismissal of Comey - who led the FBI's probe on Russian Federation until he was ousted. Using all the skills in filibustering and diversion that he learned in years as an Alabama senator, the Attorney General appear...

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  • Jury drills down on Bill Cosby's testimony
Jury drills down on Bill Cosby's testimony

Cosby is charged with drugging and molesting Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. On Monday, he urged the jury to reject the idea that Constand's sexual encounter with Cosby had been consensual. Authorities had declined to charge Cosby when she first came forward in 2005. "I then asked Andrea if what she was saying really ...

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  • Mattis praises and criticizes Beijing on North Korea and South China Sea
Mattis praises and criticizes Beijing on North Korea and South China Sea

The US has been the strongest military power in the Asia-Pacific since World War II. In late May, North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile which landed in the Sea of Japan , about 300km off the Japanese coast. "On the South China Sea issue, China puts forward and supports a 'dual-track approach, ' namely peacefully resolving disputes ...

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  • Probe into Russian meddling heating up with AG testimony
Probe into Russian meddling heating up with AG testimony

However, he ultimately co-signed the letter recommending Comey's firing, something Comey suggested was unusual. Or does his appearance represent a White House-orchestrated counterattack following the damaging Comey testimony? Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony to the Senate Intelligence committee Tuesday will be open to the public.

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  • US attorney general to testify in Trump-Russia probe
US attorney general to testify in Trump-Russia probe

He told Congress last Saturday that lawmakers on other panels had said they meant to ask him about the Russian Federation investigation, after testimony by former FBI director James Comey last Thursday. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday accused Trump of getting in the way of his own agenda. " Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!' ". ...

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  • Parents of man released from North Korea say he's in coma
Parents of man released from North Korea say he's in coma

Speaking before his one-hour trial, a tearful Warmbier told reporters he was offered a used auto worth $10,000 if he could successfully steal the propaganda banner. Shannon Jr., the under secretary of state for political affairs, said earlier this week that Rodman was not acting in any official capacity on his visit.

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  • McCain walks back comments about American leadership being better under Obama
McCain walks back comments about American leadership being better under Obama

But McCain, who lost to Obama in the 2008 presidential election, had also been very critical of the Obama administration's foreign policy agenda. The Arizona Republican replied: "What do you think the message is?" John McCain said of Trump's possibly damaging the United States' "special relationship" with the U.K.

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  • AG Jeff Sessions to Testify Openly Before Senate Intelligence Committee
AG Jeff Sessions to Testify Openly Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Trump later said in an interview with NBC News's Lester Holt that he was going to fire Comey "regardless of the recommendation" and that he was thinking of the investigations into Russian involvement in the 2016 election when he made a decision to let the FBI director go.

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  • Rolling Stone, fraternity agree to settle lawsuit over rape story
Rolling Stone, fraternity agree to settle lawsuit over rape story

The settlement brings to an end the last of several lawsuits sparked by the "A Rape on Campus" article, which described the alleged sexual assault on a freshman woman during a fraternity party at the University of Virginia's Charlottesville campus in 2012.

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  • Sessions to face grilling over alleged Russian meddling in USA election
Sessions to face grilling over alleged Russian meddling in USA election

The attorney general must be drawn out on whether he believes that the work of the DOJ should be totally independent from politics , and if so, why he was unsuccessful or unwilling to keep the president from engaging in one-on-one conversations with Comey.

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  • Linked terrorists, organisations listed by 4 nations
Linked terrorists, organisations listed by 4 nations

I dunno. Trump is playing good-cop-bad-cop? The legislation, which also foresees cooperation in military training, was rapidly passed in parliament on Wednesday, a day after Erdogan openly sided with Qatar and criticized other Gulf countries' moves to isolate it.

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