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Musical legend Gregg Allman dies at 69

GREGG Allman has died aged 69, after struggling with health issues over recent years. A lifelong battle with hepatitis C developed into liver cancer, and he underwent a liver transplant in 2010 . After Willie Nelson expressed concern about his health during the band's 1995 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , Allman got sober, and he and the band hit the road once again. Read More »

Trump congratulates body-slamming congressional candidate on win

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The special election was for Montana's lone House seat, which was vacated when former GOP Rep. Ryan Zinke was tapped to be Trump's Interior secretary. President Donald Trump is overseas on a five-nation tour, but he's tuned in to politics back home. Gianforte has been endorsed by Trump and his Vice-President Mike Pence. Read More »

Paris climate accord: G7 leaders in imbroglio after Trump delay

The US leader, concluding his first overseas trip in office, was due to fly home later Saturday without giving the customary close-of-summit press conference. In fact, discussions over the climate deal have sown divisions within the White House , splitting the nationalists and the globalists — including Cohn — who are competing for influence within Trump's administration. Read More »

AMBER Alert issued for missing Mississippi boy

Kingston was inside a silver 2000 Toyota Camry when the vehicle was stolen outside a Kroger on Interstate 55 in Jackson about 2 a.m. Thursday. One of them allegedly got into the Camry before both vehicles pulled away. The Department of Public Safety sent the Amber Alert at 4:30 a.m. Frazier's body was found about eight hours later still in the auto, which had been abandoned on Gluckstadt Road in Madison County. Read More »

Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

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Donald Kalanick is being treated at a hospital and is in stable condition, the company said. "Last night Travis and his family suffered an unspeakable tragedy". The sheriff's office says crews will try to remove the boat from the lake Saturday. "Deputies later found a man and woman on shore". An autopsy is being scheduled to determine the cause of death for Bonnie. Read More »

Leading candidate for Trump's new Federal Bureau of Investigation director is ... Joe Lieberman

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Trump has said he could name a director before he leaves the country Friday on his first overseas trip as president. Brown also shared what Politico called "a monologue on Lieberman's faults", ending with: "That's all on the record". "And all Democratic senators interviewed for this story said the former CT senator lacks the kind of experience needed for the post". After losing the Democratic primary in his 2006 reelection bid, Lieberman left the party and mounted a bid as an ... Read More »

Gregg Allman Dies At The Age Of 69

Last summer, Mr. Allman canceled two months' of tour dates to deal with "serious health issues" while under his doctor's care at the Mayo Clinic. But it was in the "90s that the band became a major touring attraction, playing amphitheaters almost every summer, and doing a string of dates at New York's Beacon Theater almost every March (known as "March Madness" to their faithful fans)". Read More »

Virginia pounces on Clemson quickly for 10-2 rout in ACC

The Seminoles defeated Louisville twice to close the regular season prior to winning three tournament games to reach the ACC final. The two victories have the Noles sitting at 37-20 on the season. "They got some big, clutch hits, especially in the sixth inning where they scored three runs, but we're consumed right now with the way that we play the game, and I'm very, very disappointed, not in the loss, but the way that we played the baseball game, and that is not Virginia baseball, and those ... Read More »

Sen. Casey warns schools could be on the hook for Medicaid cuts

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Two major groups representing older Americans and doctors urged United States senators Monday to be careful in making big changes to Obamacare , as their Republican counterparts in the House of Representatives have called for. If they can advance a bill through committee and then through the floor - which requires losing no more than two Republicans - surely that bill will be different than the House bill. Read More »

Texas set to embrace new abortion restrictions

A proposed Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people neared collapse Friday over a deadlock between Republicans heeding warnings from big businesses and sports leagues - including Google and the NFL - and social conservatives who drive the state's political agenda. Read More »

Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina's racially gerrymandered congressional maps

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The North Carolina case involved two congressional districts that had come before the Supreme Court several times before. - Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett). Cooper issued a statement applauding the Supreme Court for supporting "a level playing field and fair elections" for voters. The party had tried to redraw the state's district lines so that African-Americans would be packed even more densely into two firmly Democratic districts. Read More »

France President, Macron swerves past Trump to embrace Merkel

But a French official quoted Trump as telling the victor, President Emmanuel Macron , that he was "my guy" in the election, when the two met Thursday. When the two leaders met, Mr Trump was fulsome in his congratulations on Mr Macron's election victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen , saying he had run "an incredible campaign and had a tremendous victory". Read More »

Tillerson: 'Not my first sword dance' in Saudi Arabia

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that his sword dance the previous night in Saudi Arabia was not his first. Tillerson's statement of willingness to embrace a discussion with a nation that has turned "Death to America" into a military parade slogan comes less than three weeks after President Donald Trump made a similarly quiet overture to North Korean despot Kim Jong-un. Read More »

GOP plans to cut health benefits

The CBO score also says this version of the bill will cut $ 119 billion from the deficit in the next decade. As GOP senators quickly distanced themselves from the updated numbers, what became apparent is the hard balancing act congressional leaders face as they seek to rewrite large portions of the Affordable Care Act . Read More »

White House won't comment on Jared Kushner controversy

The goal seems to have been to use Russian diplomatic facilities for these talks before Trump would be sworn in so any discussions wouldn't be monitored, according to the Washington Post , which was the first to report the story that was later confirmed by numerous outlets. Read More »

Trump told France's new President Macron 'You were my guy'

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But Trump has been known for his "handshake diplomacy" ever since his incredible 19-second long shake with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The handshake drama came to a head this week at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit Thursday, during which Trump was pictured locking a number of politicians in freaky grips and violently shaking not only their hands, but their entire arm by jerking them in close to him. Read More »

Next for Montana's new congressman: Day in court, then DC

Gianforte was later charged with misdemeanor assault. Gianforte received the most votes in 45 of Montana's 56 counties - including Cascade and Lake Counties, where he lost to Gov. They said Gianforte's victory was a reflection of the candidates and state politics and less a commentary on Trump. The Gianforte account took pains to label Jacobs as a "liberal journalist", continuing the candidate's anti-press stance through a campaign that has drawn comparisons to Trump's. Read More »

Moment Donald Trump seems to be snubbed by new French President

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The pair endured an awkwardly long handshake earlier Thursday, with both Trump and Macron tightly grasping each other's hand for longer than was entirely necessary. President Macron said he respected President Trump's decision to put the Paris agreements under review. "It's necessary for the United States of America to remain an essential partner as regards collective security, development and the fight against terrorism." he said. Read More »

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's National Security Adviser, Dies At 89

Brzezinski served as President Jimmy Carter's National Security Adviser from 1977 to 1981 after serving as Carter's principal foreign policy adviser during the 1976 campaign. Brzezinski had not wanted to be secretary of state because he felt he could be more effective working at Carter's side in the White House. He graduated from Harvard in 1953 with a doctorate in government. Read More »

Trump, May other leaders at G7 sign agreement against Internet terrorism

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But in Europe, Trump has faced a far cooler reception and has been eager to go on the offensive. The leak prompted Manchester police to stop sharing intelligence with the United States. And then there's President Trump. But after the pomp of presidential travel overseas, Trump will return to Washington to find the same problems that have dogged him. Read More »