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Sally Yates, James Clapper To Testify At Senate Hearing On Trump/Russia

08/05/2017

WATCH THE LIVE EVENT HERE. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper are testifying in front of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Monday, and the main topic of discussion is expected to be ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. President Trump fired Yates for declining to...
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Report: Obama Warned Trump on Hiring Mike Flynn

08/05/2017

Former President Barack Obama reportedly warned then-President-elect Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn as national security adviser. Three former Obama administration officials told NBC News that the warning came during an Oval Office meeting between Obama and Trump two days after the 2016 presidential election. A senior White House official confirmed this account, saying...
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Jobs Report: 211,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Fell To 4.4%

05/05/2017

In April, the U.S. economy added 211,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to a new post-crisis low of 4.4%. This is the lowest unemployment rate since May 2007. Wages, which are closely tracked by the Federal Reserve, rose 0.3% month-on-month, as expected. The the annual increase in wages, however, disappointed with wages up...
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Navy Seal Member Killed In Action In Somalia

05/05/2017

One U.S. military member was killed and two others were wounded Thursday in Somalia, when they were attacked by small-arms fire on a mission about 40 miles outside of Mogadishu, the Pentagon announced. The operation was against al Qaeda-linked militants in the country, officials said Friday. “U.S. forces are assisting partner forces to counter...
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North Korea: CIA Has Biochemical Plot to Kill Kim Jong Un

05/05/2017

North Korean state media has accused the CIA of hatching a “vicious plot” with South Korea to assassinate Kim Jong Un via “biochemical substances.” Pyongyang officials said the two have a plan to kill off the young leader during a public ceremony. “We will ferret out and mercilessly destroy to the last one the...
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House Republicans Passes Bill To Replace Obamacare

04/05/2017

On Thursday, the House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act, 217-213. Every Democrat voted against the GOP health-care bill, as did 20 Republicans. 217 Republicans voted in favor. The bill passed after a lengthy struggle by Republican leadership to win over moderates who were concerned the bill threatened coverage for people with pre-existing...
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House Votes To Approve $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

04/05/2017

A bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that will keep the federal government running through September was approved Wednesday by the House. The bill does not include any funding for President Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, secures funding for Planned Parenthood, and adds $15 billion to the military’s budget. The National...
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Trump Signs The Johnson Amendment Religious-Liberty Executive Order

04/05/2017

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that loosens the restrictions on political activity for religious groups. “We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied, or silenced anymore, and we will never ever stand for religious discrimination,” Trump said in the White House Rose Garden. “No American should be...
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House To Vote On GOP Health-Care Plan Today

04/05/2017

A little-noticed amendment to the Obamacare repeal effort now before the House would let U.S. employers gut health coverage, The Wall Street Journal reported. Such a provision would affect about half the country, and the amendment lets states obtain waivers from certain Affordable Care Act regulations, freeing insurers from a mandate stipulating that they...
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Prince Phillip to Retire From Public Life

04/05/2017

Prince Philip, the 95-year-old husband on Queen Elizabeth, is to retire completely from public life, it was announced Thursday morning. Buckingham Palace issued a statement saying that while Philip would attend “previously scheduled engagements” between now and August, “thereafter, the Duke will not be accepting new invitations for visits and engagements, although he may...
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Trump: Congress Needs Shutdown to Fix ‘Mess’

02/05/2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said a shutdown of the U.S. government would be necessary in order to fix the “mess” in Congress. “The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there!” Trump tweeted. “We either elect more Republican...
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Michael Slager To Plead Guilty To Feds On Walter Scott Killing

02/05/2017

Michael Slager, the former South Carolina policeman who shot and killed a fleeing black motorist, will plead guilty in a federal civil-rights case, sources told The Post and Courier on Tuesday. The newspaper notes it is unclear to what charges Slager will plead regarding his fatal shooting of Walter Scott last year in North...
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Trump: ‘Major, Major’ Conflict With North Korea Possible

28/04/2017

In an interview with Reuters on Thursday, President Trump said “there is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea,” but he is hopeful that the U.S. can find other ways to work with the country regarding its nuclear and missile programs. “We’d love to solve things...
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Trump Won’t Pull U.S. Out of NAFTA

27/04/2017

President Donald Trump has announced that he will not pull the U.S. out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, despite numerous promises to do so. Trump informed the leaders of Mexico and Canada of his decision Wednesday, and the White House later confirmed that the president had “agreed not to terminate NAFTA at...
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Judge Blocks Sanctuary City Order – SEE YOU IN COURT TWEETS TRUMP

26/04/2017

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked President Trump’s executive order that threatens to cut off federal funding for sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration orders by protecting undocumented immigrants. U.S. District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco ruled that the plaintiffs, San Francisco and Santa Clara County, would likely be...
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U.S. Starts Deploying Controversial Missile Defense System In SK

26/04/2017

The U.S. military on Wednesday started moving parts of a controversial missile defense system to a site in South Korea where it will be installed to help protect against threats from North Korea, as tensions rise over Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear weapons programs. Hundreds of local residents protested against the construction of the system,...
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House Oversight Committee: Flynn ‘Inappropriately’ Took Foreign Money

25/04/2017

The White House on Tuesday denied the House Oversight Committee’s request for documents relating to former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was fired in February for lying to the vice president. Additionally, the committee’s leaders said Flynn “inappropriately” accepted money from foreign governments. In a letter to the committee’s chairman, Jason Chaffetz, White...
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Ivanka Booed In Germany While Praising Her Dad [VIDEO]

25/04/2017

Ivanka Trump was booed and hissed on stage Tuesday in Germany, according to reporters who were at the W20—a Group of 20 conference focused on international women’s issues. Ivanka Trump called her father, the 45th president of the United States, a “tremendous champion” of families, reportedly leading to the hostile audience reaction. President Trump...
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WATCH President Obama’s First Public Speech Since He Left Office VIDEO

24/04/2017

Watch Barack Obama first formal public appearance since leaving the White House, he said Monday that partisanship and special interests have poisoned the political process and hindered the search for solutions to the nation’s most pressing problems. Speaking inside a University of Chicago auditorium to about 400 people, the former president said that the...
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READ Trump’s AP Bizarre Interview TRANSCRIPT

24/04/2017

President Trump in a new AP interview published Monday boasted that he has delivered CBS its best ratings “since the World Trade Center came down.” After being asked about his relationship with voters and lawmakers across the aisle, Trump pivoted to the high viewership numbers his national TV appearances bring in: “It’s interesting, I...
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Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks Record In Space

24/04/2017

Peggy Whitson has broken a new record for the most days in space by a U.S. astronaut. The record was previously held by Jeff Williams, who had a total of 534. She already held the record for the oldest woman to have gone to space, most spacewalks carried out by a woman, and the...
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New Orleans Removes Confederate Statues

24/04/2017

New Orleans started taking down the first of four prominent Confederate monuments in the city early Monday morning, at about 1:30 a.m. The city is the most recent Southern stronghold to remove symbols interpreted by many to memorialize white supremacy and racism. The first monument to be removed overnight was one that “commemorates whites...
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Ex-Fox News Contributor Accuses Sean Hannity Of Sexual Harassment

24/04/2017

Less than a week after Fox News fired Bill O’Reilly, another Fox News host, Sean Hannity, is being accused of sexual harassment. Conservative commentator Debbie Schlussel told Oklahoma radio host Pat Campbell that Hannity had asked her back to his hotel room twice, once after a book signing he invited her to in Detroit...
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Macron, Le Pen Advance To 2nd Round In French Election

24/04/2017

Centrist independent Emmanuel Macron led the first round of France’s presidential election on Sunday, and will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a May 7 runoff. With nearly all of the ballots counted, Macron led the 11-candidate field with just under 24 percent of the vote, followed by Le Pen with 21.4 percent....
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March For Science Protests Assemble In Washington, Worldwide

22/04/2017

Thousands of people are expected to protest Saturday in Washington, D.C., and in cities around the world in March for Science events timed for Earth Day. The rallies are intended to promote popular interest in science, recognize scientific achievements, and protest the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to research funding as well as policy-making around...
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O’Reilly Out At Fox News Amid Sex Harassment Scandal

19/04/2017

Bill O’Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Channel following reports that five women had been paid millions of dollars to keep quiet about harassment allegations. 21st Century Fox issued a statement Wednesday that “after a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly...
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Election In Georgia’s 6th Congressional District Heads To June 20 Runoff

19/04/2017

Democrat Jon Ossoff fell just short of the 50 percent mark in Tuesday’s special election for a House seat in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, an affluent and reliably conservative area in Atlanta’s northern suburbs that has sent Republicans to Congress since electing Newt Gingrich in 1978. Ossoff won roughly 48 percent of the vote...
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Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Found Dead In His Prison Cell

19/04/2017

Former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez killed himself overnight in his prison cell, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections said Wednesday morning. Hernandez hanged himself with a bedsheet and tried to block his single-occupancy cell’s door, officials said; he was found at about 3 a.m. and pronounced dead at the hospital. The...
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Police: Facebook Murder Suspect Found Dead

18/04/2017

A man accused of killing a pensioner and posting gruesome video of the murder on Facebook is has reportedly been found dead in his car. Steve Stephens, 37, had been on the run since he allegedly gunned down a stranger, Robert Godwin Snr, 74, at random on Sunday afternoon in the US city of...
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British PM Calls General Election in Face of Brexit Fight

18/04/2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May stunned political observers Tuesday when she called a snap general election to take place June 8th. In a dramatic statement outside Downing Street, May said she was calling the election to stop the “political game playing” of politicians seeking to oppose or water down the terms of Britain’s withdrawal...
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