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Trump asked intelligence officials to deny evidence of Russia collusion

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Smith, a former general counsel at the CIA. The White House declined to comment on the details of Trump's contacts with Rogers and Coats. The New York Times reported last week, and two sources subsequently confirmed to NPR , that Trump asked Comey to scuttle the investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn , who had just been forced to resign after he misled Vice President Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. Read More »

Trump arrives in Bethlehem for Abbas meeting

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The president reinforced the message when he went on to have a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . "No matter where we go we see the signs of Iran in the Middle East ", Trump said. Trump also addressed reports saying he shared classified Israeli information about an ISIS threat with Russian diplomats in the Oval Office, insisting he never used the word "Israel." He said Iran should have thanked the United States for the 2015 nuclear accord between Tehran and world ... Read More »

Restaurant forced to apologise for 'Pill Cosby' cocktail

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Gentry says the pill-topped cocktail, which appears on a list of others named after African-American celebrities with ties to DC (i.e. Dave Chapelle , Taraji P. " The drink has since been removed from the menu and we apologize to anyone who felt offended by this". "Don't give your money to a place that profits off rape jokes". Read More »

Texas House Votes to Restrict Transgender Kids' Bathroom Use in Public Schools

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If adopted, though, the measure could bar transgender students from using the bathroom of their choice and force teachers to send them to separate, single-occupancy alternatives. "Bathrooms divided us then, and it divides us now", Thompson said . "It's creating separate but equal bathrooms", said Rep. Joe Moody, D-El Paso, of the transgender bathroom amendment. Read More »

Much-anticipated Ariana Grande concert ends in blood, horror

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Police carried out a controlled explosion on a suspect device several hours after the blast. Greater Manchester Police say the biggest attack in the United Kingdom since the 7/7 bombings has left 19 people are dead and 59 injured after an explosion outside the Manchester Arena just as an Ariana Grande concert was letting out. Read More »

Middle East must share burden of fighting Islamist extremism, says Trump

Trump's "America first" philosophy helped him win the 2016 election and has rattled allies who depend on USA support for their defense. "There is a tremendous hatred there". "Drive them out of your holy land, and drive them out of this Earth". Drive them out of your communities. Reacting to Trump's address, the Council on American Islamic Relations said "one speech can not outweigh years of anti-Muslim rhetoric", and urged "concrete actions... Read More »

Trump turns focus on Iran

He could be seen entering the holy site along with first lady Melania Trump under heavy security. The first was the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built at the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. Netanyahu said. The news stories did not report that he had mentioned Israel by name. They've had enough of the bloodshed and the killing. ESTRIN: And so far, do you think he's given that green light? At an airport greeting ceremony, Israeli Cabinet ... Read More »

A Determined Texas Legislature is Intent on Punishing Trans People

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The question now is what will Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick do with legislation passed by the House? Since changes were made to the bill after it left the Senate , it will now go to a committee and eventually to Gov. Lawyers put their own religious beliefs above the interests of clients. "Only South Dakota's is similarly sweepingly", the Dallas Morning News reported earlier this month . Read More »

Trump uses Israel visit to champion 'ultimate deal' for peace

Later on Tuesday, President Trump will return to Jerusalem to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and give a speech at the Israel Museum before wrapping up his two-day visit. The Israeli government has considered the wall under its jurisdiction since it captured the Old City during the Six Day War in 1967. It's also worth pointing out that neither the US or Israeli governments have officially confirmed that Israel was the source, something Trump didn't bother to mention. Read More »

Brokers Change Their Target Price On Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE)

Suntrust Banks Inc, which manages about $16.64 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Disney Walt Co (NYSE:DIS) by 82,704 shares to 985,152 shares, valued at $102.67M in 2016Q4, according to the filing. The Coca-Cola's payout ratio is 93.33%. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered The Coca-Cola from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Read More »

Trump Reportedly Asked Intel Chiefs To Publicly Deny Russia Ties

McMaster said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" program. A source told CNN that Mueller had been briefed on memos Comey had written about his interactions with Trump, including his recollection of the President asking the Federal Bureau of Investigation to end its probe into Flynn. Read More »

Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

But if congressional committees move to grant Flynn immunity, they would probably have to enter into discussions with the special counsel, Robert Mueller, to determine whether that could impede the FBI's case. In addition, Cummings charged, Flynn did not report his meeting with Putin, reporting only that he had "insubstantial contact" with foreign nationals. Read More »

Comey Agrees to Testify at Public Senate Intelligence Hearing

In a letter to the Senate intelligence committee , Flynn's attorneys justified the decision by citing an "escalating public frenzy against him" and saying the Justice Department's recent appointment of a special counsel has created a legally risky environment for him to cooperate with the panel's investigation. Read More »

Britain suspends election campaign after suspected Manchester attack

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The taxi companies posted messages about the free rides on Twitter after an explosion at Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert Monday night. May earlier said that the explosion in the northern English city was being treated as a terrorist attack. The Dangerous Woman tour is the third concert tour by 23-year-old Grande and supports her third studio album, "Dangerous Woman". Read More »

James Comey to testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee

The White House was rocked by a further revelation on Friday, when reports emerged that Trump said his sacking of FBI director James Comey has relieved "great pressure" on him caused by the Russian Federation investigation. USA lawmakers from both parties have expressed varying degrees of concern about ties between the Trump administration and Russian Federation and the president's handling of the matter. Read More »

Inter-Parliamentary Union in Manila to review De Lima's detention, drug cases

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But Pimentel said the Senate rules require a member to be present to interpellate, debate and vote. He said that it would still be up to the courts to decide on De Lima's request. Pimentel said they discussed "nothing" about De Lima's case, saying they just thanked him for "inviting" them over. It called for a mission to assess De Lima's situation. Read More »

Trump's first budget calls for deep cuts to Medicaid

Chris Christie, R, a key Trump supporter during the campaign, said his state is a "state that has a lot of people who utilize Medicaid". The plan boosts defence spending by $ 54 billion , or 10 per cent above 2017 levels, and notably adds $2.6 billion for border security and immigration enforcement, including $1.6 billion for building a border wall. Read More »

Trump arrives in Israel

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US President Donald Trump has arrived in Israel as he continues his first foreign trip. Before the meeting, Trump and Rivlin spoke for a few minutes in front of reporters. According to reports, Trump is expected to have bilateral talks with Netanyahu and Palestine President Mahmud Abbas amid tight security. White House aides have also tried to play down expectations for significant progress on the peace process during Trump's stop, casting the visit as symbolic. Read More »

TRAINS: Advice for people planning to travel to and from Manchester

At least 22 people were killed by a suspected suicide attacker. An explosive device went off outside the concert hall. Everyone just fled. Some people were injured. One of the singer's support acts, American singer and rapper BIA, also known as Bianca Landrau, said on Twitter: "We are okay" and thanked her fans for their concern. Read More »

Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks

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Speaking about the prospect of a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians , Mr Trump said , "I've heard it's one of the toughest deals of all". Trump started off his Israel visit with a short speech at Tel Aviv airport, saying there was now a "rare opportunity ahead to bring peace and stability to the region". Read More »

Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes dead, network says

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The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's Office ruled the death an accident but declined further comment pending an autopsy to be completed Friday. Ailes fell in his bathroom, hit his head and was bleeding profusely. Bush tweeted: "He wasn't flawless, but Roger Ailes was my friend & I loved him". "With Ailes, you have this rare convergence of someone who is equally savvy in media style as they are in understanding the narratives and themes of American politics", says Reece Peck, an ... Read More »

US likely to expand airline laptop ban to Europe: government officials

Officials say the danger still exists if terrorists travel through Europe to get around the current electronic ban on direct flights from the eight nations. They spoke only on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the meeting publicly. However, that number would grow to include major USA carriers as well. Read More »

Australian man dies near summit of Mount Everest

Roland Yearwood , a 50-year-old physician from Alabama, died while climbing Mount Everest , not far from the mountain's peak. His accompanying Nepalese guide did reach camp, said Thupden Sherpa of Arun Treks and Expedition. Yearwood is the third climber to die on Everest during the current spring climbing season, which began in March and runs through this month. Apart from her two double ascents, Ms Jamsenpa also scaled the mountain in 2013. Read More »