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Intel Chiefs Tell Investigators Trump Suggested They Refute Collusion with Russians

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Mike Rogers last week as part of its ongoing probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign/transition team and Russian government agents. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Earlier this month, both Rogers and Coates testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee and repeatedly refused to answer lawmakers' questions about their conversations with Trump in an open setting, though both said they never felt pressured by the ... Read More »

Saudi king names son crown prince

Mohammed bin Salman was an early visitor to Washington, where he met Trump in March before the president last month made the first overseas trip of his presidency to Saudi Arabia. At 31, the country's new successor to the throne is 50 years younger than the current monarch. Erdogan and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz will have a face-to-face meeting at the G20 Summit on July 7-8 in Hamburg, Germany. Read More »

Grimes: No Evidence of Cyberattacks Against Kentucky's Election Systems

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Senators said the Homeland Security Department should reveal which state election systems were targeted by hackers as Jeanette Manfra , the department's undersecretary for cybersecurity , demurred. and also to a campaign finance database in one state. The issue has become a flashpoint for the Trump administration as congressional committees and a special counsel investigate the interference and whether the Trump campaign may have become enmeshed in it. Read More »

Boeing launches 737 MAX 10 at Paris Air Show

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CBD Aviation, which on Monday bought planes from Boeing , signed for 45 Airbus narrowbodies on Tuesday. The airplanes, valued at approximately $2.2 billion at current list prices, will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website once all contingencies are cleared. Read More »

Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

In Arizona, a hacker tried to obtain voter-registration data but was blocked; in IL, voter files were accessed but not altered. The former secretary outlined a timeline of steps he took to alert election officials of a threat, saying that state-level officials were notified in August and that public statements were made that month, as well as in September, and twice in October. Read More »

Funeral to be held for U.S. student imprisoned by N. Korea

USA college student Otto Warmbier died Monday, days after his release from North Korea. The European Union is in discussions with South Korea and China about taking a potential role as a broker for negotiations with North Korea on ending its nuclear program, according to EU officials involved in the effort. Read More »

Defence Forces members at hotel during terror attack in Mali

Sunday's attack brings to mind the November 2015 attack when gunmen attacked Radisson hotel in Bamako . According to local authorities, two people were killed, 36 hostages were released. The troops form part of a UN-mission tasked with securing the peace in the embattled north of the country. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the assault in the final week of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Read More »

Backed Syrian forces close in on Raqqa from south

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During that incident, the drone dropped a single munition near USA -backed forces. The coalition shot down Iranian-made Shahed-129, belonging to the Syrian #Air Force, near the At-Tanf area, the channel said . This month, an American warplane almost shot down a Syrian SU-22 that appeared to be maneuvering to drop bombs on American-backed Syrian fighters, but the Syrian aircraft dumped its munitions in the desert and zoomed away. Read More »

Former middle school teacher accused of raping student

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Jarvis had gained another job last August as a teacher's aide at Veterans Park Elementary School in Fayette County, but resigned from that position this week. She then took a position at Veterans Park Elementary School; a school spokesperson stated that Jarvis' last day of employment was Friday. "Our personnel protocols in a case like this would call for placing an employee on administrative leave pending resolution". Read More »

Senate GOP health bill: Cut Medicaid, end no-coverage fines

Whereas Senate Democrats held 25 days of debate on Obamacare , the Republicans have reportedly budgeted themselves about a week between the release of the bill's text and the vote on it. To help pay for its expanded coverage to around 20 million more people, Obama's law increased taxes on higher income people, medical industry companies and others, totaling around $1 trillion over a decade. Read More »

Coroner examining death of U.S. student released by North Korea

After a day of meetings with top Chinese officials, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US and China have made progress on a handful of issues and are pushing ahead on pressuring North Korea - despite President Donald Trump's claim that "it has not worked". Read More »

Deadly Tropical Storm Cindy Drenches Gulf Coast

The Fort Morgan Fire Department and Med-Star Ambulance arrived and attempted resuscitation but their efforts were unsuccessful. On the MS coast, a waterspout came ashore in Biloxi even as heavy rains slackened early Wednesday. Cindy is not expected to strengthened as it approaches land and will lose strength shortly after landfall. Forecasters at the NHC have issued tropical storm warnings from San Luis Pass, TX, to the Alabama-Florida border. Read More »

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

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We requested detailed explanations from the Defense Department. Prior to that shoot down, USA aircraft struck pro-Syrian regime forces as they advanced on At Tanf. Tensions have also flared between United States forces and the Syrian regime further north, where the coalition is supporting an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters battling to oust IS from the city of Raqa. Read More »

Protests Ahead of Major Health Care Bill Debut

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A Reuters/Ipsos poll this month found almost 60 percent of adults believed the House bill would make insurance costlier for low-income Americans and people with pre-existing conditions. But it's not only the opposition that is concerned by the actions of Mitch McConnell and his elite team. "Democrats were subject to severe criticism for making the process partisan, but they responded - accurately - that their efforts for meaningful bipartisan deliberations were ended by the Republicans". Read More »

May goes to Brussels to tackle expatriate issue

You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one". LONDON/BRUSSELS Prime Minister Theresa May will outline her approach to the "hugely important issue" of reassuring European Union expatriates about their future in Britain at a summit on Thursday which will be her first Brexit test since an election sapped her authority. Read More »

Orlando Remembers Pulse Victims One Year After Shooting

The Orlando shooting - which left 49 people dead and injured dozens - was the deadliest attack against the gay community in US history. Rider said he plans to continue to honor the victims in the future. "A nightclub for the gay community is like the church for the black community", Adam said. Barrios Martinez was one of the 49 people who were killed at Pulse on June 12, 2016. Read More »

UK bows to EU pressure

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Davis gave Barnier a book about hiking. The discussions between U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis and Barnier marked the end of the beginning of what both sides expect to be a complicated and confrontational process to unwind more than four decades of membership. Read More »

Schumer calls Senate Republicans' bluff on health care gambit

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By the narrowest of margins, the Oregon House on Thursday approved a $550 million package of new taxes on hospitals, health insurance companies and coordinated care organizations. The law kept the two financing streams strictly separate. The House GOP bill would phase out Medicaid expansion in 2020. Delegate Shawn Fluharty, D-Ohio, noted that legislative rules require that, if a conference committee reaches an agreement, the conference report "shall" be signed by committee members, ... Read More »

Special education teacher charged in sexual assault resigns

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Ramos met with a detective to discuss the allegations on June 12 and she initially denied having a sexual relationship with the student, but said they had a close relationship. In some of the messages, Ramos complained "her guy" didn't want to have sex with her anymore. But Ramos admitting having a sexual relationship with the victim from December 2016 through April, having sex mostly in her vehicle, police said. Read More »

Di María : Winger fined for Spanish tax fraud

Under Spanish law prison sentences of less than two years are generally suspended providing there are no previous convictions, meaning Di Maria will avoid any actual jail time. "To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, nor the public prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers who were hired for the inspection process". Read More »

Sanders: Senate GOP's Obamacare Repeal Bill 'Worse Than Expected'

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John Barrasso (R-WY) and Sen. "Now we know why". A number of moderate and conservative Republicans have already expressed doubt about their support for the Senate's new plan, which has been worked on in closed-door meetings. If three GOP senators vote no, the bill will not pass. However, conservatives also get some of what they want when it comes to overhauling the entire Medicaid program. Read More »

Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million past year

Of the 10.3 million people displaced past year, 189,300 refugees were resettled in third countries, half a million returned to their home countries and 6.5 million people who were displaced internally within their own countries were able to return home. Read More »