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Trump to meet Russian FM Lavrov on May 10: U.S

He's a grandstander", Trump told NBC News. Warner said he was offended at Trump's remarks. However, several White House have denied those accusations, claiming Comey was sacked because Trump no longer had confidence in the former Director's ability to "faithfully execute his duties". Read More »

John Kasich Says GOP Health Care Bill Is 'Inadequate'

Critics of the GOP bill say it amounts to a huge tax cut for wealthy Americans at the expense of coverage for those with low and modest incomes. Republicans have had seven years to build a replacement plan for Obamacare. Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican, was among those who voted against it, saying it simply does not do enough to protect people with preexisting conditions. Read More »

Duterte follows Xi's lead with military build-up in South China Sea

However, it is possible that the test may also have been planned well in advance. There is no more information on the type of missile. Beijing has tested a new missile close to the Korean peninsula amid heightened tensions in the region, after North Korea, South Korea, and the USA recently conducted military drills in the area, RT reports. Read More »

Today's charts: Hospital stocks drop as House health care vote approaches

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Their reactions immediately followed the 217-213 House vote. Twenty Republicans and all 193 Democrats voted against it. The U.S. Senate is expected to take up the bill next. Her plan through the Affordable Care Act covers treatment for her asthma and attention deficit disorder, but she's afraid the Republican plan will mean she can no longer afford doctor's visits and medication. Read More »

Won't let America down on healthcare, assures Donald Trump

Collins also took issue with the bill's failure to adjust the size of its tax credits based on people's income or where they live. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he isn't setting a deadline for that effort but adds that he doesn't expect any help from Democrats. Read More »

Acting FBI director says will carry on with Russian probe

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Rosenstein reportedly threatened to resign after the White House portrayed his letter criticizing Comey as the basis for the president's decision, according to the Washington Post . intelligence community. "He told me that". "I wish I could say I was surprised, but frankly I'm not", Swalwell said. "He wanted to have dinner because he wanted to stay on". Read More »

Why the Mormon church is severing some ties with the Boy Scouts

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Although the LDS church previously expressed concerns about the Boy Scouts' changing openness to gay and transgender Scouts and leaders, church leaders claimed that didn't factor into Thursday's announcement. "Boys do most of the work by that age already and then procrastinate the last little bit they need to do to get their Eagle until they're getting close to 18", Lockhart said. Read More »

LeBron James reacts to Adam Jones situation in Boston

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Jones said , "I don't care, boo me!" Kennedy said that, to his knowledge, this was the first time the team had banned a fan from Fenway Park for life. Barnes was suspended four games and fined. One night after Jones spoke out about being called the N-word by a fan in the Fenway stands, rekindling the debate about the city's mixed history of racial tolerance, the ballpark was the site of another racist encounter. Read More »

Trump to Meet French President-Elect Emmanuel Macron on May 25

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The En Marche! party will now be called Republique en Marche, or Republic on the Move, party Secretary General Richard Ferrand said at a press conference in Paris on Monday. Read Also: Theresa May talks Brexit with Emmanuel Macron Party grandees in the conservative The Republicans party, whose candidate Francois Fillon also crashed out in the first round, were scheduled to meet on Tuesday evening. Read More »

I Was Going to Fire Comey 'Regardless of Recommendation'

In another remarkable revelation in the interview - for which there is no current proof - Trump said he asked Comey directly to tell him, if "possible", whether he is under investigation. The White House had suggested that Comey was unpopular within the agency, but that was contradicted by McCabe on Thursday , who said that the former director had broad support in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More »

Dramatic police chase ends near uptown Dallas

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It's unclear exactly how the chase began, but it apparently started shortly after noon. The driver left the highway in southeast Dallas, taking to surface streets, before jumping onto northbound Interstate 45 into downtown and Central Expressway. Read More »

Tillerson Reasserts US Willing to Work With Moscow on Syria

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Manila hopes talks on the framework for the code of conduct would be concluded during its 2017 Asean chairmanship. Southeast Asian nations generally welcome cordial ties between the two powers but worry about whether secret deal-making might undercut Washington's willingness to stand up to China, which claims virtually all the South China Sea and has conflicting territorial claims with four ASEAN nations. Read More »

Trump defends Comey dismissal amid calls for probe

If POTUS weren't under FBI investigation, or targeted for a potential investigation, Comey's alleged conversations with Trump may not have violated any rules. The Justice Department denies that Comey, a 56-year-old with three decades of law enforcement experience, asked for more resources. Mr Trump has denied ties to Russian Federation or knowledge of campaign co-ordination with Moscow. Read More »

Donald Trump back to repeating 'no collusion'

In a secure room, she revealed that Vice President Pence and other White House officials were making false statements to the public regarding Flynn's conversations in December with Sergey Kislyak. But then, Trump has yet to own a mistake he's made. Obama gave the warning in an Oval Office meeting with Trump two days after the Republican's surprise November 8 election win. Read More »

Confederate Statue Comes Down New Orleans

Ingraham wrote on Twitter in a since-deleted tweet, quoting a news report that said a New Orleans memorial to Confederate President Jefferson Davis will come down this week . "Take 'em down!" they chanted. "I'm fighting the 1860s". Early Thursday, pro-monument supporters held vigil at the Davis statue and hoisted Confederate flags. Read More »

Acting FBI chief contradicts Trump over Bureau support for Comey

He's a grandstander. You know that. "I want to find out if there was a problem in the election having to do with Russia", Trump said , adding, "If Russia did anything, I want to know that". On Tuesday, the President's letter said that Director Comey told him he was not under investigation. Warner said the timing of Comey's dismissal by President Donald Trump is troubling. Read More »

Arctic Council Meeting Could Heat Up Over Climate Change

The Arctic Council is an intergovernmental forum comprised of the eight Arctic nations - the United States, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, and Denmark. The important role that the Indigenous peoples of the Arctic play within the council, through the six permanent participant organizations, was underscored at the ministerial by a performance from a group of Athabascan drummers, led by Trimble Gilbert, an elder from the tiny Yukon River community of Arctic Village. Read More »

I wanted to fire 'showboat' James Comey anyway

Republican leaders brushed off the idea as unnecessary. The letter marked Mr Comey's first known comments on his firing at the hands of Mr Trump, which sent shockwaves across the country over the timing and perceived breach of due process and natural justice. Read More »

Despite protests, DeVos delivering Bethune-Cookman address

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DeVos restarted her speech, but the threat went unheeded as boos picked up again. There was no chance that was going to happen in 2017. "I want to reaffirm this administration's commitment to and support for [historically black colleges and universities] and the students they serve". Read More »

Senate rejects repeal of key Obama-era methane rule

The only real entity opposing the rule was the industry, which spent millions of dollars trying to kill it. At least one group also views the Department of the Interior's promise to re-open the rule-making process as a good sign . Thirteen times Congress has used the reckless and seldom-used Congressional Review Act to repeal Obama-era rules. Not only does this regulation fall outside of the BLM's jurisdiction, but the energy sector is already significantly reducing methane emissions ... Read More »

MN Sec. of State rips voter fraud commission

Vice-President Mike Pence will chair the commission. The panel will aim to ensure confidence in the integrity of federal elections while looking at vulnerabilities in the system and the possibility of improper voting and fraudulent voter registration and voting, officials said . Read More »

Acting FBI chief McCabe contradicts White House claim over Comey's dismissal

Schumer said he hoped that Sessions would also speak to senators separately on the firing of Comey. First, Trump boasts to NBC's Lester Holt not only that he chose to fire Comey himself, regardless of the advice from his Department of Justice, but that he did it specifically to strike back at the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. Read More »