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James Comey testimony: Trump asked Comey to say he wasn't being investigated

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The former FBI chief's written testimony confirms one of Trump's key claims - that he'd been told by Comey at one point that he was not under investigation. Comey said the president said, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". "The FBI leadership team agreed with me that it was important not to infect the investigative team with the President's request, which we did not intend to abide", Comey wrote. Read More »

Reba, Dustin Lunch among added star power to CMT Awards

The evening's festivities will be hosted by Nashville star Charles Esten . The show will be held across from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum after the CMT Music Awards . The 2017 CMT Awards will air live on the network June 7 beginning at 8 p.m. and the red carpet festivities will be streamed on Facebook Live for the first time , starting at 7 p.m. Read More »

James Comey Testimony: Trump Asked Me to Let Flynn Investigation Go

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We agreed I should do so if circumstances warranted. Earlier Wednesday, Trump announced that he planned to nominate Christopher Wray, a former Justice Department official, as Comey's successor. Nearing the end of the dinner, Trump returned to the subject, Comey recounts. According to Comey's prepared statement, Trump asked Comey multiple times to "get out" the fact that Trump was not actively under investigation by the FBI, a request Comey redirected to the then acting Deputy Attorney ... Read More »

Titus earns Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

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Jung is the seventh Red Raider in five years to receive this Collegiate Baseball Newspaper honor. Langeliers was named to the All-Big 12 second team and Big 12 All-Freshman team two weeks ago as well. During his first season in a Lion uniform, he hit.333 from the leadoff spot with 32 runs scored, 17 RBI and 14 doubles. Teammate Liam McGill also claimed Freshmen All-America honors after a Second Team All-Ivy campaign as a designated hitter. Read More »

Dominic Thiem stuns champion Novak Djokovic to reach semi-finals

It is the fewest number of games Nadal has lost on his way to the last four on the Paris clay. The result was all the more remarkable as in five previous matches with the 23-year-old he had lost one set and last month thrashed him 6-1 6-0 in Rome - a result that suggested Djokovic had found his mojo, missing since he won the French a year ago. Read More »

Applications open for free SUNY, CUNY tuition

The initiative was a key priority for Cuomo. The program awards up to $5,500 to students who qualify, attending a two year or four year state college. It is open to full-time SUNY and CUNY student residents of New York State who meet academic qualifications. That is just the beginning of what this scholarship requires. Read More »

Vegas officer arrested on manslaughter charge in choke death

Lopera also used a Taser on Brown seven times and punched him in the head and neck at the time of the incident , authorities said. FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the Hawaii Department of Public Safety shows Tashii Brown, known to them as Tashii Farmer-Brown. Read More »

Gun rights bill gets initial OK from House

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Harrison said the lower bullet count would make it more hard for assailants to carry out mass murder. Opponents said it would reduce the amount of training people who carry a gun will have. The chief wrote that the prospect of more concealed firearms filled him with "great concern for the safety of our community and our officers", Faircloth said. Read More »

Activists Call Out Donald Trump for Ignoring Pride Month

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According to the municipality, this will be the first large-scale pride parade in the world dedicated to celebrating the bisexual community. Motor City Pride draws more than 30,000 people to celebrate the LGBT community and encourage unity in support of full equality. Read More »

London Attack: Attacker Known to Authorities As PM's Record Called Into Question

The second attacker was Moroccan-Libyan Rachid Redouane , with the third still to be identified. Italian news reports say the London Bridge attacker who had been stopped in Italy en route to Syria past year was subsequently listed in the European-wide intelligence-sharing system and was stopped at London's Stansted airport in January but let go. Read More »

Jeff Sessions suggested he could resign amid rising tension with President Trump

Sebastian Gorka , a senior White House national security official, sought to downplay the importance of Trump's Twitter comments. The media does not want Trump to stop tweeting-his staff does. They are. In the cases the Trump administration's Solicitor General has argued defending his Muslim travel ban, attorneys for the White House attempted to have Trump's tweets , albeit from the campaign, dismissed as not relevant. Read More »

Kabul truck-bomb toll rises to more than 150: Afghan president

Pakistan was represented by two senior officials of the Foreign Ministry - Additional Secretary Tasnim Aslam and director general of Afghanistan , Iran and Central Asia affairs. However, by the late '70s, as we joined the Soviet-Afghan war theater, and altered our national narrative from a moderate to becoming an Islamist state, the pins that held the country's institutions together, began falling one after the other. Read More »

Putin denies knowledge of Jared Kushner's back channel proposal

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Trump conceded in January that Russian Federation has waged cyberattacks but insisted they had no effect on the election outcome. "After the speech he gave, he continued, ".we talked about something else, then I got up and left". "But I frankly think we need to hear Mr. Comey's side and find out what other questions we need to ask". "There weren't even any reports ". "That's it. Read More »

Sean Spicer Says President Trump Considers His Tweets 'Official' White House Statements

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the opening session of the National Law Enforcement Conference on Human Exploitation at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, on June 6, 2017 , in Atlanta. Sessions was the first senator to publicly endorse Trump and has been one of his most loyal backers. A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment to NPR's Carrie Johnson on the reports, which NPR has not confirmed. Read More »

Trump nominates Christopher Wray as new FBI Director

In any event, Wray will have limited power to influence the agency's Russian Federation investigation, which was placed in the hands of an independent prosecutor - former FBI director Robert Mueller - following Comey's dismissal. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Wray, saying his "impressive credentials make him more than ready for the sober task of leading the Federal Bureau of Investigation in fulfilling its law enforcement and national security missions, especially at a ... Read More »

Alleged leaker's parents fear Trump will be tough on case

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But what makes such people believe they know better than everyone else? Prosecutors said when confronted with the allegations, victor admitted to leaking the classified document intentionally - and she was arrested Saturday in Augusta. Shortly after graduating from high school in Kingsville, Texas, where she was a strong tennis and track and field competitor, she opted for military service. Read More »

Iran TV: 'Terrorists' attack Khomeini shrine

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Iranian Brigadier General Hossein Salami stated, "Let there be no doubt that we will take revenge for today's attacks in Tehran , on terrorists, their affiliates and their supporters". The reports said Iran's security forces neutralized one terrorist, another one committed suicide. Police helicopters circled the parliament and all mobile phone lines from inside were disconnected. Read More »

Donald Trump nominates Christopher Wray as new FBI Director

Trump abruptly fired Comey on May 9. Wray represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during his "Bridgegate" trial . Christie , who has informally advised Trump, was not charged in the bridge case. Wray was also actively involved in the Justice Department's investigation into the 9/11 terrorist attacks in NY and Washington . "The FBIAA is the only organization that serves as the voice of FBI Special Agents". Read More »

Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as FBI director

He served as assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's criminal division from 2003 to 2005, working on corporate fraud scandals and cases involving USA financial markets, according to his biography on the law firm's website. The White House and its allies have been looking for ways to offset that potentially damaging testimony and have been working on strategies aimed at undermining Comey's credibility. Read More »

NASA picks 12 new astronauts from crush of applicants

The announcement is set for 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston . "We're just happy to be here", he added. The desk is kind of small. Cardman's research at Penn State University in Pennsylvania has focused on microorganisms in subsurface environments, ranging from caves to deep sea sediments. Read More »

Trump's tweet tapping Federal Bureau of Investigation chief catches Washington off-guard

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Asked whether Trump's tweets signal a shift away from Qatar and toward Saudi Arabia, Nauert stressed, "Our relationship with Qatar is one that is strong". But Conway's concerns echoed the sentiment of many on Monday, who seemed to agree that the tweets, which are nearly certain to be brought up in future litigation, could do nothing but hurt the Department of Justice's efforts. Read More »

Comey says Trump told him, 'I need loyalty. I expect loyalty'

Comey states that he considered Trump's request on Flynn "very concerning, given the FBI's role as an independent investigative agency" but chose to keep it "very closely held". "I expect loyalty" during a January dinner, according to documents released a day ahead of his planned testimony. Comey replied, "you will always get honesty from me". Read More »

US warns it may leave UN Human Rights Council

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A number of countries that sit on the UN Human Rights Council are not cooperating with worldwide experts who want to shed light on abuses, UN rights chief Zeid Al-Hussein said Tuesday in Geneva . "If the Human Rights Council is going to be an organization we entrust to protect and promote human rights, it must change", she declared . Writing in the Post , she asked "whether the Human Rights Council actually supports human rights or is merely a showcase for dictatorships that use their ... Read More »