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House Democrats demand Kushner's security clearance be revoked

Trump's decision on whether to back out of the Paris climate agreement , although Mr. Trump tweeted last week that he would have a decision sometime this week. In a letter to company president Laurent Morali, Sen. Trump wants to respond more aggressively to allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and questions about investigations of possible ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow. Read More »

Donald Trump not planning to invoke executive privilege for James Comey testimony

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Officials in the Trump administration never told former FBI Director James Comey about concerns with his performance and reportedly discussed replacing him long before his firing. Comey felt "blindsided" by his dismissal, which he first saw on television while speaking to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in California. Yet Trump may have weakened that argument by publicly disclosing elements of his conversations with Comey, including during an interview in May with NBC News and ... Read More »

Officer's attorneys want Castile gun permit evidence omitted

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The state maintains that the presence of THC in his system does not prove when Castile last used marijuana and that Yanez's decision to shoot was reckless regardless. Castile's conduct", Yanez's attorneys wrote in a memo. The shooting renewed concerns about how police officers interact with minorities. USA TODAY reports that jury selection is now underway and is expected to last for a couple of days. Read More »

Trump Assails News Media Accounts of White House Turmoil

Earlier in May, Kushner's Lawyer Jamie Gorelick said that the White House senior adviser would be willing to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts with Russian officials and his role in Trump's election campaign. Read More »

Rain chances increasing in Oklahoma City Friday

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We'll keep the skies clear Saturday night and fall to the mid 50s again. Skies will be sunny on Saturday while the high will be about 86 degrees and southwesterly winds will be light. Showers will persist Monday and Monday night with an 80 chance of rain , and could continue into Tuesday , NWS predicts. Mostly cloudy with east wind of 5 to 10 miles per hour. Read More »

Does Trump believe in climate change or not? Aides won't say

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who is also on Trump's manufacturing council, called the withdrawal "a failure of American leadership". "Republicans and Democrats alike recognize that the Paris Agreement is about so much more than climate change ", Raimondo said. Read More »

Pacific trade pact may not be doomed

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Talks aimed at widening the six-year old "Alianza del Pacifico" (Pacific Alliance), the world's eighth-largest economic block and exporter, are at an exploratory stage, but have taken on an more urgency since U.S. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) would create a free trade area of more than 3.5 billion people, bringing together China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand as well as Southeast Asian nations. Read More »

Hobbled Bonino to be last-minute decision Pens

Penguins forward Jake Guentzel has tied Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against Nashville at 1-1 late in the first period. It might have made coaches on either side nervous when Evgeni Malkin and P.K. "It's tough to know what it's all about until you go through it and we were able to go through it a year ago", goaltender Matt Murray said. The NHL playoff game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators will be broadcast on the NBCSN and CBC and Sportsnet in Canada. Read More »

Ex-Penn St officials sorry didn't do more in Sandusky case

But Spanier, former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz didn't report him to child welfare authorities or police. Schultz and two other former university administrators were each sentenced Friday to at least two months in jail for failing to alert authorities to a 2001 allegation against ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky , a decision that enabled the now-convicted serial predator to continue molesting boys. Read More »

Supreme Court sets June 12 response for opponents of Trump travel order

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Justice Department lawyers asked the court to overturn a decision of the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit that kept in place a freeze on President Trumps revised ban. Immigration officials would have 90 days to decide what changes are necessary before people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen may resume applying for visas. Read More »

Trump honours service members in Memorial Day speech

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Robert Kelly , was killed after stepping on a land mine in Afghanistan in November 2010. Trump's remarks at the wreath-laying ceremony were his first comments in public since returning to the United States from his nine-day trip overseas. Read More »

Trump Takes Travel Ban Case to SCOTUS

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The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals called the national security concerns an after-the-fact justification for a policy that was 'intended to bar Muslims from this country'. "Again and again, our nation's courts have found that President Trump's Muslim ban is unconstitutional ". Justice Department asks Supreme Court to... Read More »

Why China is stepping up against climate change

China and the U.S., the world's first and second biggest polluters respectively, are together responsible for some 40% of the world's emissions and experts warned that it is vital for both to remain in the Paris agreement if it is to have any chance of succeeding. Read More »

Kushner Had No Plans to Set Up Secret Communication With Russia

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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, described the latest allegations involving Kushner as "serious" and called for a thorough investigation. Gorkov is the head of Vnesheconombank, a state-owned Russian entity that is the subject of US government sanctions. Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general, told Congress this month that the deception left Flynn vulnerable to being blackmailed by the Russians. Read More »

Why Donald Trump Touched a Glowing Orb in Saudi Arabia

Turning to the prime minister, who joined him for the speech, Trump said, "Benjamin Netanyahu wants peace". "We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people", Trump said upon his arrival in Tel Aviv. Read More »

Senate Dismisses House 'Sunset' Fix, Says Special Session Needed

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He is House chairman of the Sunset Advisory Commission , which is responsible for periodic reviews of state agencies. Patrick blamed the House for shuttering the Texas Medical Board , the agency that licenses doctors in Texas. In threatening to push for legislative overtime, Patrick had deemed bathroom and property tax legislation as must-pass bills. "We'll pass it in the special", Patrick said Sunday of the oversight legislation. Read More »

Single-payer passes California Senate

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The California Medical Association, the state group representing 43,000 doctors from various specialties, has declined to endorse the bill . On Wednesday, a study commissioned by the nurses concluded that Californians could save tens of billions of dollars annually under such a system through lowering of drug prices and elimination of administrative overhead. Read More »

Massachusetts Joins US Climate Alliance After Trump Pull Out of Paris Accord

We wonder why Trump can't see this obvious fact. May and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared before a live audience on prime-time TV - but consecutively, rather than side by side. Marshall Burke, a resource economist at Stanford University who's been modeling the effects of climate change on world and national GDPs over the course of the century, is taking an even longer view. Read More »

Trump eyes a White House overhaul

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Trump retweeted an article from FOX News titled " Jared Kushner didn't suggest Russian communications channel in meeting, source says". Trump added in the statement that Kushner was "respected by virtually everyone", and was busy working to help save the country "billions of dollars". Read More »

Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate Muslim travel ban

Along with its request to overturn the 4th Circuit decision , the administration is asking the court to set aside a Hawaii federal judge's much broader injunction that prohibits enforcement not only of the entry ban, but also a provision that pauses the refugee assistance program. Read More »

'I knew them all': Confident Ananya Vinay wins spelling bee

And, as she still has two more years of eligibility in the spelling contest, we look forward to her defending her national title next year. At that point, Ananya began to appear stumped by the word and asks for the word's part of speech and Cuomo replied, "It could be a noun, but may be used as a verb and as an insult". Read More »

Putin ridicules USA focus on ambassador contacts

Mr Putin again denied Russian meddling in the election that Mr Trump won. "It's time to stop that useless and harmful chatter". "It's an attempt to solve internal political problems using foreign policy instruments", he said. After some laughter from the audience, the Russian president continued. He blamed the Democrats for the failure to acknowledge their mistakes in the campaign, and "taking internal USA political squabbles into the global arena". Read More »