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FBI director found out about firing on TV

Unless the administration appoints an independent special prosecutor to probe the Russian meddling, Schumer added , "every American will rightly suspect that the decision to fire director Comey was part of a cover up ". And, Burr said that the firing "made our task a little more hard but it didn't make it impossible so we'll continue". CNN anchor Chris Cuomo had pointed out that the sudden firing of Comey came as the FBI's counterintelligence investigation into Russia's ... Read More »

United's eggs in one basket for Champions League push

Earlier this week, Alexis Sanchez told Sky Sports that he will decide his Arsenal future in the summer, while Mesut Ozil's contract expires at the end of next season. "We are in this situation now and we have to fight for it, so let's see if (on Thursday) we can do it and if we can go to the final". Ahead of Chelsea's clash with Middlesbrough, Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville provided some support for that argument with an analysis piece you just won't see anywhere else. Read More »

Mulvaney: A 'Good Shutdown' Would Prove Trump's Point About Dysfunction

Trump abruptly halted an interview with CBS News after being pressed on his wiretapping allegations against Barack Obama. "The (budget deal) does not fund President Trump's immoral and unwise border wall or create a cruel new deportation force", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday in a statement. Read More »

Judge to Spirit Pilots: Get Back to Work

Spirit Airlines struggled Tuesday to return operations at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to normal after the carrier obtained a court order against its pilots to end a week-long slowdown that disrupted the travels of 20,000 customers. Read More »

Elementary students participate in Bike To School Day

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During National Bike Month, everyone is encouraged to bike; it's not just for students. Megan Rimkus says she rides to school three times a month. Each year, this event brings together children, parents and educators to raise awareness about bike safety. Read More »

Mourinho can't resist a dig at Arsenal and Wenger

With Mourinho, it's always easy to fall back on everything he says being a trick, a mind game, but the United manager mostly sounded deflated and exhausted speaking to the media. "But you become cleverer, maybe look more and since my last red card, I think things have improved". I left the Emirates, they were crying. I haven't thrown my toys out of the pram but I do want to play to help the team. Read More »

5 dead following fiery, 2-vehicle crash in Michigan

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The location is east of Howell. Michigan State Police have released the names of all of the people involved in a deadly two vehicle accident that occurred on M-59. "People should be paying attention to their speed, to the traffic signals", Michigan State Police Lt. Mario Gonzales said. "This should have never happened". Read More »

Student stabs 4 on Texas campus

An administrator with the Graham school district, northwest of Fort Worth, identified the person who was killed as Harrison Brown , who graduated from the high school there before enrolling at the university. "It would be premature to indicate or suggest one thing or another". The student who died, 19-year-old Harrison Brown , was the first victim in the spree. Read More »

Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record

In April, Wilkerson tweeted at Wendy's account to ask how many retweets it would take to receive a year's worth of free nuggets. The previous record was held by Ellen DeGeneres , who set it at the 2014 Oscars with an epic celebrity selfie that cruised to over 3.4 million retweets. Read More »

1 arrested after brawl aboard Southwest jet during deplaning

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As the brutal blows are being thrown, a female passenger can be heard yelling, "What is wrong with you?" The men rolled over and fell on a flight attendant who was trying to stop them. The brawl is the latest in a series of disturbances involving U.S. airliners. Problems began last month with cellphone video capturing a passenger being dragged off a United Airlines flight. Read More »

Girls Who Code Founder to Ivanka Trump: 'Don't Use My Story'

And now, the mother-of-3 has some advice for women desperate to start a fam but who still want success in the workplace - don't forget your biological clock's ticking! Though she walked some European runways and appeared on a handful of magazine covers, she was never fully able to shake the Trump name. Read More »

Ohio Republicans weigh in on Trump firing FBI Director James Comey

He added, "we have to figure out what happened with the Russians and if Trump is going to this extent to avoid that investigation all the more reason there needs to be a special prosecutor". Trump, in a letter to Comey dated Tuesday, contended that the director had told him "three times " that he was not personally under investigation. Read More »

14 killed in brutal tornadoes and floods in south and midwest US

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A tornado could have crossed Interstate 20 in Canton, flipping vehicles in a dealership and damaging a building. Authorities say fatalities have been reported and. In Madison County, authorities were looking for two children, a 4-year-old boy and an 18-month girl, who went missing after they were separated from their mother after her auto got stuck in high water on Saturday night. Read More »

White House Postpones Paris Climate Agreement Meeting-Again

However, during his campaign, Trump promised to " cancel " USA participation in the agreement. A meeting of his advisers that had been scheduled for Tuesday was postponed due to scheduling conflicts, a White House Official said. Both men have this week pressed Trump to stay on board. His top officials have appeared divided about what to do about the deal, under which the USA pledged to significantly reduce planet-warming carbon emissions in the coming decade. Read More »

Syrian Kurdish official praises US decision to provide arms

The U.S. said it would provide heavier arms to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, which have driven IS from much of northern Syria with the help of U.S. Erdogan said he would take up the issue during a planned meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on May 16. "Otherwise, the outcome won't only affect Turkey, a negative outcome will also emerge for the United States". Read More »

President Trump pushes Senate Republicans to act on health care bill

Sen. Susan Collins of ME, a moderate Republican whose vote will be critical to getting a bill to Trump's desk and who voiced similar concerns, said the Senate would not take up the House bill. The Paralyzed Veterans of America urged rejection of the American Health Care Act. Roe insisted that the health care bill narrowly passed by the House on Thursday without any support from Democrats would not affect tax credits for veterans not now enrolled in VA health care. Read More »

Police kill 2 dogs who attacked man near LA's Skid Row

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Two of the pit bulls that attacked the man and his dog are dead, police said. The officers shot the dogs "for the preservation of the life of the victim", according to Mota. KTLA's news helicopter flew over the scene and showed that four dogs were hit by the gunfire. Officers tried clubbing the dogs repeatedly in an attempt to save the man before drawing their weapons and firing at the animals. Read More »

Donald Trump signs USD 1 trillion spending bill, keeps government open

The bill now goes to the Senate. "Look, we have to work it our way", said South Dakota Sen. The House Republicans' proposal removes funding for some core provisions of Obamacare and relaxes insurance market rules. There are five Republican female senators in the current Congress, and some have called for Sen. The sweeping, 1,665-page bill also increases spending for NASA, medical research, and the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies. Read More »

McConnell defends all-male Senate working group on health bill

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The bill was opposed by two distinct coalitions of Republicans. But the Medicaid, what we're doing with Medicaid, we're giving the states the ability to customize Medicaid to meet the particular needs of their vulnerable populations. But we need more moderates like Manchin who are willing and able to work across party lines to make those repairs on behalf of their voters, not against them. Read More »

Wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman dies in crash

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Kathy Berman was one of two people to die in the crash after a Lexus SC 430 rear-ended a Ford Escape, police said. Berman's Lexus SC430 went down an embankment and overturned in a small body of water. Berman was reportedly attending the Giants-Mets game at Citi Field when notified of the wreck by New York Police Department officers . Chris Berman was listed as the car's owner. Read More »

Trump Signs Order Opening Arctic for Oil Drilling

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It instructs the Interior Department to devise a new development plan for all federal waters off United States coasts. He said it would direct the Interior and Commerce Departments to review offshore drilling and gas regulations in protected areas. Read More »

Turkey Says US Arming Kurds In Syria 'Unacceptable'

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Noting that the USA continues to prioritise its support for Arab elements of the SDF, White said Raqqa and all the liberated territory should return to the governance of local Syrian Arabs. The U.S. moved troops and armoured vehicles through several Syrian cities and towns on Friday and Saturday in a show of force apparently meant to dissuade Turkey and Syrian Kurdish forces from attacking each other. Read More »

Obama defends Paris climate accord as Trump mulls ditching it

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Climate experts worry such a move would throw the agreement into chaos. A meeting of his advisers that had been scheduled for Tuesday was postponed due to scheduling conflicts, a White House Official said. A White House statement on the phone call did not include a reference to the climate deal. Macron also invited US climate researchers frustrated by Trump's agenda to move to France. Read More »