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Donald Trump has revealed all about those cryptic James Comey 'tapes' tweets

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And what's this about Comey's story might have changed? Lawmakers investigating alleged Russian interventions in the USA election had called for such recordings from the White House . He was asked to address Thursday's revelation that he had, in fact, been full of shit (evergreen statement) when he intimated he had recorded conversations with former FBI director James Comey before firing him because of the ongoing Russian Federation investigation. Lire la suite »

Cindy leaves tornado in its wake; injuries, damage in Alabama

The storm will make landfall along the coast between Texas and Louisiana by Thursday morning. Although Cindy is expected to continue weakening over the next 48 hours, the National Weather Service said the weather disturbance could still produce a few tornadoes Thursday night from the lower MS and Tennessee Valley regions to the central Gulf Coast. Lire la suite »

Russian interference is 'all a big Dem HOAX!'

A day earlier, Jeh Johnson , the former homeland security secretary, told the House intelligence committee that in the late summer and into the fall, he was very concerned about the meddling in state election systems and that the department encouraged states to seek assistance from DHS. Lire la suite »

Brexit negotiations on citizens' rights have started constructively - May

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Northern Ireland's border with the Republic and the bill for Britain's previous European Union commitments will also be high on the agenda, Mr Barnier said. He wanted parallel discussion, covering both the future trade deal and the terms of Britain's departure - including a demand for an exit payment of as much as 100 billion euros ($112 billion). Lire la suite »

Judge Declares Mistrial, Again, In Cincinnati Police Shooting Case

The officer who killed Dubose was Raymond Tensing. This is the second time the case has ended in a mistrial - the jury was deadlocked in the first trial, which ended last November. Tensing said he thought about the fatal encounter "every moment for the last two years" during last week's appearance on the stand. When Tensing asked DuBose for his license, he said he didn't have it. Lire la suite »

Cindy causes minor flooding across South as rain continues

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin traveled to another community, White Sulphur Springs, for the dedication of a memorial for eight victims there. The National Weather Service says the energy associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy are lifting through the mid-Atlantic region, with showers and thunderstorms expected thanks to the humid and unstable air mass. Lire la suite »

House panel wants formal response from Trump on Comey tapes

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A former federal prosecutor, David Kelley, says Mueller and Comey haven't visited each other's homes and rarely shared a meal together. "So you never know what's out there, but I didn't tape, and I don't have any tape and I didn't tape". The panel's Republican chairman, Rep Michael Conaway, who is leading the House committee's investigation, told reporters on Friday that Trump's tweet was not a sufficient response. Lire la suite »

GOP's Heller won't back Senate health care bill

Others, like Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada, Shelly Moore Capito of West Virginia and Rob Portman of OH, have pointed to concerns about the proposal's cuts to Medicaid. The measure resembles legislation the House approved last month that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said would mean 23 million additional uninsured people within a decade and that recent polling shows is viewed favorably by only around 1 in 4 Americans. Lire la suite »

China's Trump honeymoon could be nearing end

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Trump called the Pyongyang regime a "total disgrace" for imprisoning and abusing Warmbier. The meeting of top USA and Chinese diplomats and defence chiefs was held a day after President Donald Trump said China's efforts to use its leverage with Pyongyang had failed, raising fresh doubts about his administration's strategy for countering the threat from North Korea. Lire la suite »

Belleville man who shot 5 at GOP baseball practice acted alone

Scalise arrived at a Washington hospital at "imminent risk of death" after the shooting, doctors said last week . Scalise remains hospitalized, and his condition was upgraded to fair on Wednesday. In April, Hodgkinson took cell phone photos and videos of various sites on the National Mall, and of several monuments including the US Capitol, the Library of Congress, the Washington Monument, and the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Lire la suite »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final

Team Mexico cruised past Russian Federation with 2-1 win in the third and final group stage match of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup , knocking the hosts out from further battle for the trophy. Portugal only need a draw to advance (and might do so even with an unlikely loss), so they might take their foot off the pedal if they get a lead early. Lire la suite »

Older Americans can't afford health care bill's 'Age Tax': AARP

Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Democratic Gov. Unfortunately, this bill that was written pretty much in secret, and is now trying to be rushed through the process, doesn't do any of that. They also would repeal a penalty imposed on large employers that do not provide insurance to their workers, and remove the fine that Obamacare imposes on those who choose to go uninsured. Lire la suite »

The Donald Trump-shaped hole in Queen Elizabeth II's speech

Conservative sources said talks with the DUP were "ongoing" after the Northern Irish party warned its support can not be "taken for granted". If the government loses the vote, Mrs May could be forced to resign. Although the tally of bills unveiled by the Queen was not particularly small, critics said that aside from Brexit it presented only a lightweight agenda to cover two years, rather than the usual one. Lire la suite »

China, US agree on aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearisation

Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate student who was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison with hard labor in North Korea, died this week, days after returning to the United States . Rodman said he didn't meet with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-Un , during his most recent visit, but considered him a friend and has spent time with him in the past. Lire la suite »

We Don't Know Much About the Fitzgerald Collision and That Seems Odd

The USS Fitzgerald sustained damage on its starboard side and experienced flooded in some spaces as a result of the collision, according to the Navy. "Most of the damage is underneath the waterline, and it's a large gash near the keel of the ship". Officers and sailors must at all times keep what the Navy calls good "situational awareness" about not only what their own ship is doing, but about what might be ahead in the next patch of ocean where the Fitzgerald wants to sail. Lire la suite »

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visits Omaha as part of U.S. tour

Until recently, the Nebraska constitution banned gay marriage. Omaha was his latest stop on a tour that has taken him through several towns in Iowa and Minnesota in the past few days. "And the idea behind our new mission is to bring the world closer", he said in Chicago. They talked about 10 minutes about his first-ever visit to Nebraska, according to Carrie Murphy of the mayor's office. Lire la suite »

Moon: South Korea must be able to 'dominate' Pyongyang

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This comes after President Moon Jae-in announced his intentions to pursue diplomatic talks with North Korea regarding the cessation of North Korea's nuclear weapons program since sanctions have not been effective. "Sports are a powerful tool to demolish walls and separation", he said. "World Taekwondo is distinctive and simple to understand and reinforces the global nature of our sport", said World Taekwondo president Choue Chung-won. Lire la suite »

Cop run over: MPA Majeed Achakzai arrested

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The MPA was not placed in remand during this appearance, however, when he was presented in court the second time, Achakzai was placed in police remand for five days. Sub-Inspector Haji Ataullah succumbed to his injuries despite being rushed to the hospital. However, initially, the police had registered a criminal case at the Civil Lines Police Station against "unidentified persons", allegedly under pressure to "hush up" the issue. Lire la suite »

North Korea accuses U.S. of 'smear campaign' over death of Otto Warmbier

He was serving a sentence of hard labor after being accused of stealing a propaganda poster. The service took place in the arts center, which could hold only 800 people, so many more watched on screens set up in overflow rooms. He called Warmbier's treatment a "total disgrace" and described the North Korean government as a brutal regime that doesn't "respect the rule of law or basic human decency". Lire la suite »

Ryan backs Russia sanctions; Dems say GOP delay for Trump

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Release of the 142-page proposal ended the long wait for one of the most closely guarded bills in years. The group gathered to demonstrate their position that CT lives are "on the line" as Senate Republicans launched their plan in Washington for peeling back former President Barack Obama's health care law. Lire la suite »

Fight back: North Korea neighbours FIRE missile capable of wiping out Pyongyang

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At the same time, Moon insisted that "strong" sanctions should be imposed if North Korea attempts an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test launch or sixth nuclear test . The next few weeks will set the stage for the South Korean president to make his worldwide debut and serve as a litmus test on how the newly elected leader who still enjoys a mid-to-high 70 percent approval rating by the South Korean public will ride the tumultuous waters of diplomacy and global relations for ... Lire la suite »

Russia's home advantage crucial in Mexico clash - Cherchesov

We're simply preparing ourselves for the game". Following Saturday's game, New Zealand will turn their attention back to World Cup qualifying. They finished third in their group, with three draws to their name, then beat Croatia 1-0 in extra time in the round of 16, Poland on penalties in the quarterfinals and Wales 2-0 in the semifinals, before needing extra time again in the decider. Lire la suite »