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Before Trump took office, Michael Flynn blocked military plan Turkey opposed

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Flynn's lawyer and transition lawyers, shows that the Trump team knew about the investigation of Mr. Flynn far earlier than has been previously reported ", it said. publication The Hill . That decision meant the operation - which was ultimately approved by Trump - was delayed by months. He was dismissed after it emerged he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak-who, as one of the officials to whom Trump revealed ... Read More »

Comey was taken aback by Trump request for loyalty pledge

Then, The New York Times and NBC reported that Comey recently asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for additional funding for the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation. Giving more details about Trump's meetings with Comey, Spicer said Trump was seeking assurances from the FBI director that he wasn't under investigation because he wanted to fight back against "the narrative" building around the Russian Federation story. Read More »

Devastating tornadoes tear through Wisconsin and Oklahoma

The Twin Cities station of the National Weather Service tweeted a photo of large hailstones that fell in the town of Barron, with the largest 3 inches in diameter. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin says the damage to a western Oklahoma community that a tornado struck, killing a man, is devastating. It was unclear how many people were injured, KWTV said. Read More »

Tulsa officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of unarmed man

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Lawyers for Shelby have said she believed that Crutcher may have been trying to reach through a partially open window for a weapon in the vehicle when she shot him. The wire service quotes Defense Attorney Shannon McMurray saying Shelby is "elated" by the ruling, adding, "She's ready to get back to her life". Crutcher did not comply with her commands to "show me your hands", she testified. Read More »

Governor signs law banning state contracts with companies boycotting Israel

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The state legislatures passed the bill Wednesday evening allowing Texas to withhold funding from local governments who don't help federal authorities in the fight against illegal immigration. They say it could affect police-community relationships and break apart families. Some said this would create a divide between police and their communities and lead to racial profiling. Read More »

Putin says Donald Trump is suffering 'schizophrenia' over intelligence leaks

In dismissing Comey last week, Trump created the very real possibility that a respected law enforcement official known for an outspoken nature and willingness to buck political convention could resurface in public. It also asked acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to give the committee any notes Comey might have made regarding discussions he had with White House or Justice Department officials about Russia's efforts to influence the election. Read More »

'In America We Don't Worship Government, We Worship God'

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In contrast, President Barack Obama gave three commencement addresses in his first year in office. He doesn't listen to his advisers. Aboard Air Force One en route to the event, Mr. Trump added, "Here I am, standing before you as president of the United States", he said. Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., in introducing Trump, said he has done more to benefit the Christian community than any other president in recent history. Read More »

Gisele Bundchen: Tom Brady had a concussion a year ago

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Despite Bundchen's claim, Brady, 39, was never listed with a concussion on the Patriots' injury report last season. "And I said, 'Too bad, babe, I'm having too much fun right now'". The NFL is now facing scrutiny over its concussion protocol and criticism for the possible link between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Read More »

Coast Guard unloads $500M in cocaine from 20 seizures

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The seized drugs have an estimated wholesale value of $498 million. Coast Guard officials said in a news release Thursday the seizures totaled about 18.5 tons (about 18.8 metric tons) of cocaine. USA and Canadian coastal defense vessels cooperated in the interdictions. US Coast Guardsmen do the actual interdicting, which can include boarding suspect vessels. Read More »

Jury reaches verdict in trial of Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby

Officials and people connected to the case responded to the jury's decision . The incident began when Crutcher's SUV was found abandoned in the middle of the street. According to the instructions, the jury had to consider charges based on what happened at the time of the shooting, not after. Why did Officer Tyler Turnbough tell Shelby to holster her weapon? She acknowledge it was an important detail, but she said she had forgotten. Read More »

GOP'er Calls Out Party: Hillary Would Be Impeached If She Leaked Info

King told Sunday's "The Cats Roundtable". CNN political commentator Ana Navarro drove this point home when she took to Twitter to shed light on the fact that if Clinton had shared information with Russian Federation while serving as president like Trump has done, Republicans would have immediately called for her impeachment. Read More »

Representative: Rocker Chris Cornell has died at age 52

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In a statement to The Associated Press, Brian Bumbery called the death "sudden and unexpected" and said his wife and family were shocked by it. Reached by phone, the Detroit Police Department tells NPR that Cornell was found at 12:05 a.m.at the MGM Grand Detroit. Read More »

Making sense of Donald Trump firing James Comey

That list is likely to grow, the official said. President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey this week was one thing. Nancy Savage, the executive director of the Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said she was "shocked" by the way Trump fired Comey. Read More »

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley: The president can 'fire whoever he wants'

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Stephanopoulos asked Haley if she found herself having to explain to foreign diplomats Trump's domestic policy decisions, including his surprise choice to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, noting that a fellow US ambassador, Dana Shell Smith in Qatar, tweeted last week that her job was becoming "increasingly hard". Read More »

Top House Democrat warns against rush to impeachment

President Richard Nixon resigned on August 8, 1974, after three articles of impeachment were drafted charging him with obstruction of justice , abuse of power and contempt of Congress. All of its users are registered USA voters. "We're talking about a president who fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation director who was investigating the president for his connections to Russian involvement in the president's election". Read More »

Click It or Ticket campaign under way

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Law enforcement officials generally believe that wearing seat belts can keep occupants from getting thrown out during a collision and can increase the chances of surviving a crash in a passenger vehicle by 45 percent, and up to 60 percent in a truck, TxDOT spokesman Gene Powell said. Read More »

Chelsea Manning released after 7 years in prison

The 29-year-old served seven years in jail over what is believed to have been the biggest breach of classified information in USA military history. An Army spokeswoman, Lieutenant Colonel Jennifer Johnson, said Manning will be on "excess leave" while her court-martial conviction is under appellate review. Read More »

House oversight committee wants Comey to testify next week

The man who could appoint a special prosecutor, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, will brief the entire Senate behind closed doors Thursday. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., a former USA attorney. "Any one of these facts in isolation may be problematic but may not be sufficient". "We must continue to follow the facts wherever they lead so that we can get to the bottom of this", he said. Read More »

Putin vows to hand over Trump transcript

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Congressional Republicans have largely backed Trump through the rocky initial months of his administration, but the events of the past week-Comey's firing, the report that Trump disclosed classified information to Russian officials, and Comey's memo-are testing the party's patience. Read More »

New Orleans removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues before dawn

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the original removal contractor pulled out after receiving death threats and having one of its cars set on fire. The remaining two monuments of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard are also slated for removal. It wants to eliminate 23 statues and hundreds of names of slaveholders and Confederate soldiers from public schools and streets. Read More »

Trump Threatens Comey In New Tweet

Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning. The FBI has never had a female director. Comey's replacement requires Senate confirmation. If Republicans "start to lose a couple, or two or three look like they're not on board, that could create more pressure on the majority leader and the president to perhaps do something other than what they were planning on doing". Read More »

Senate Intelligence Committee to The FBI: Give Us The Comey Memos

He told CNN on Wednesday, "I think we are in the position now where it's time for an independent commission or a special prosecutor or whatever". Then, in a telling sign the temperature was going up, he said at a GOP dinner Tuesday night that the Trump situation has reached "Watergate size and scale". Read More »

United States to Arctic: Trump Will Put America First on Climate

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Donald Trump pledged to renegotiate the accord during last year's USA election campaign, but has wavered on the issue since taking office. The Fairbanks meeting of the eight-nation Arctic Council came shortly after the White House said Mr Trump would not decide on climate change policy until after a trip to Europe later this month. Read More »