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Putin says world needs to talk to North Korea not threaten it

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He sat down at the piano and played a couple of melodies which, according to news reports , were Soviet-era songs about Moscow and St Petersburg. While waiting for the Chinese President, Putin played some songs on his piano. When Putin arrived at Xi's residence, he passed the time by playing some songs on the piano. Read More »

Few in US Support Trump's Firing of FBI Chief

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Luttig clashed with the Bush White House on a prominent terror case, rebuking the administration for its actions in the case involving "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla. In D.C., a half-dozen candidates sat down Saturday with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein , according to multiple reports . Read More »

Trump's comments on Muslims at center of travel ban case

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A Maryland federal judge blocked the order from taking effect in March, pointing to Trump's campaign-trail statements a sign of religious animus. Judge Henry Floyd, an appointee of President Obama, asked if there is anything other than "willful blindness" that would give the court reason not to consider the statements. Read More »

Secretary Kobach To Serve On Federal Voter Fraud And Suppression Panel

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The commission will reportedly explore potential "vulnerabilities" in USA election systems and how these may open the door to voter fraud, false registrations, and "improper voting". Despite all of the noise President Trump has made in regard to voter fraud and claims of "millions of people" voting illegally, only four cases of voter fraud in the 2016 election have been confirmed . Read More »

United States intelligence community 'under assault' by Trump: Clapper

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For a White House accustomed to bouts of chaos, Trump's handling of Comey's firing could have serious and long-lasting implications. In a separate interview with ABC News, the former spy chief described Comey's firing as "another victory on the scoreboard" for the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read More »

Former French PM describes Socialist Party as 'dead'

All that's missing, it seems, are a butcher, a baker and a candlestick-maker. Macron will also become the first President from outside the two traditional main parties since the modern republic's foundation in 1958. Valls said that "I will be a candidate in the presidential majority and I wish to join up to his movement, the Republic on the Move". "The second act in the redrawing of our political life will be the building of a parliamentary majority in the elections in June", secretary ... Read More »

Rep. Mo Brooks seeks US Senate seat in Alabama

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Following the press conference, Monday the congressman's staff has planned appearances in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Mobile. Strange, then Alabama's attorney general, was appointed to the Senate in February by Bentley. On the Democratic side, former federal prosecutor Doug Jones of Birmingham is running along with medical marijuana activist Ron Crumpton. At least two Democrats have also announced for the seat. Read More »

Kids on DC field trip on overturned bus

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Besides the two people airlifted to hospitals, the others were transported to three area hospitals with less serious injuries - broken bones, head injuries, asthma attacks, officials said. The Pennsylvania-based bus company operates charters throughout the region. Edie Ritchie said was on one of those buses. TV footage shows the bus on its side. Read More »

Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new FBI director

Clapper spoke following Trump's sudden firing of Comey last week, which drew sharp criticism because it came amid the FBI's probe into Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible ties between Russian Federation and the Trump presidential campaign. Read More »

Melissa McCarthy Delivered Sean Spicer on SNL & It Was Glorious

In the cold open , Alec Baldwin returned as President Trump in a take on a NBC Nightly News interview with Michael Che as host Lester Holt. The Spicer sketch began with cast member Aidy Bryant playing Sarah Huckabee Sanders , the White House aide who subbed for Spicer for a few days last week. Read More »

Mother of 8-year-old boy who killed himself speaks out

Two days later, Taye hanged himself with a necktie in the bedroom of his Cincinnati apartment. In a statement posted with the video, Cincinnati Public Schools say Gabriel told school officials that he "fell". Reportedly, Gabriel had no issues with mental health problems and he was often described as a happy child. "To watch these children walking in and out of bathroom who are afraid, and to see someone like Gabe who is trying to diffuse the situation by putting out his hand, you ... Read More »

Manslaughter charges in Penn State fraternity pledge's death

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Despite the serious nature of the fall, brothers of the fraternity taunted Piazza to get up and when he did not, simply laid him on a couch to recover. Piazza's death rocked has rocked Penn State's Greek Life, and magnified the dangers of drinking culture and hazing on campus. He added, "It should go without saying that hazing and unsafe drinking are not permitted by the University, and the University takes appropriate action to educate its students about these issues and to hold them ... Read More »

Former Trump security aide was Russian Federation blackmail risk, says ex

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She testified that she had informed the White House that former national security adviser Michael Flynn had lied, a notification she gave 18 days before he was sacked. But Flynn, a retired lieutenant general, misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations, saying that sanctions were not discussed. At Tuesday's White House press briefing, the first question tossed to press secretary Sean Spicer, as expected, was why the president waited so long to fire Flynn. Read More »

Senate starts over on health care; bill would keep parts of Obamacare

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Susan Collins suggesting her chamber will shelve the recently passed House measure and "start from scratch". Asked if she could support the House version, Collins says: "The House bill is not going to come before us". Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Cory Gardner, R-Colo., are from states that used Obama's law to add hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries to Medicaid, an expansion they want to protect but the House bill would end. Read More »

Macron's movement snubs former-PM Valls, saying he 'does not meet criteria'

Macron's year-old movement-it does not even have the status of a party yet-has said it will field candidates in all 577 seats for the two-round parliamentary elections on June 11 and June 18. Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidency, but right now he doesn't have a single seat in Parliament to his name. That fate befell conservative President Jacques Chirac when the left secured a majority in legislative elections in 1997, saddling him with Socialist Prime Minister Lionel Jospin for the ... Read More »

Is Sean Spicer Next On The Presidential Chopping Block?

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Trump, who has a habit of reacting very publicly on Twitter to what he reads and watches, has had a number of recent near misses with fake news. Multiple outlets are now reporting that Trump is looking to send Spicer packing. Since this game is being played, maybe at long last its time to stop the game altogether and concentrate on exactly what the press corp demands: the truth. Read More »

GOP leaders see more smoke than fire in Comey's dismissal

And while 61% of respondents said Trump's decision did not change their opinion of the president, 30% of respondents said they had a less favorable impression of Trump now, versus just 6% who said they had a more favorable view. "We would love to have Director Comey appear in an open hearing", Warner said when asked if the committee has invited Comey to testify publicly since his firing last week. Read More »

N Carolina gov., Democrats praise voter ruling

The high court left in place a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that struck down the controversial 2013 law by North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature and signed by Gov. The 4 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Republican-dominated General Assembly's appeal to reinstate the legislation, which was found to target black voters by making it more hard to cast ballots. Read More »

Eight more frat members arraigned on charges in death of Timothy Piazza

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The grand jury said recordings show Piazza being carried back upstairs after his first fall, and then falling and hitting his head at least twice overnight before taking a second tumble down the stairs in the morning. It wasn't until 10:48 a.m. that one of the brothers finally called 911. Piazza died on February 4 after being transported to Penn State Hershey Medical Center, having suffered a non-recoverable brain injury, life threatening spleen injury and other trauma. Read More »

A reporter was arrested for asking Trump officials a question

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Charleston-based Heyman was charged with willful disruption of governmental processes , a misdemeanor, and later was released on $5,000 bond. If found guilty, Heyman could face a fine of at least $100 and up to six months in jail. During the public appearance, Heyman spoke out about his arrest. Video captured by Woody shows the journalist being escorted by two officers into a room. Read More »