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June 8 Poll: Theresa May Defends UK Political Debate Boycott

However, the prime minister chose to send Home Secretary Amber Rudd to represent the Tories at Wednesday's televised debate on the BBC . Following Mr Corbyn's surprise announcement, the Conservatives said there would be "no changes" to Mrs May's plans, and that she would be meeting voters rather than "swapping sound bites with six other politicians". Read More »

Flynn agrees to provide documents to Senate panel

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A former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency who left the Pentagon at odds with Obama , he was brought into the Trump team not long after returning from a trip to Russia on behalf of the Russian channel RT. The network paid Flynn for attending a December 2015 gala in Moscow during which Flynn was seated next to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Previously the top Democrat and Republican on a House oversight committee said Flynn likely broke federal law by failing to get approval ... Read More »

House committee issues subpoenas; Comey OK'd to testify

The associate wouldn't discuss what Comey plans to tell the Senate intelligence committee. Those three subpoenas went to the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency and are related to questions - primarily from Republicans - about how the names of associates of President Trump were un-redacted and distributed in classified Obama administration reports during the transition period. Read More »

Photo has her holding up bloody head

Kathy's close friend and her (now) former cohost on New Year's Eve, Anderson, 49, was horrified by what happened. Kathy, 56, came under fire after posting the photograph, along with a 12-second video clip, enraging the USA president's own son, Donald Trump Jr. Read More »

Noose found inside African-American museum in DC

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In early May, the FBI investigated who hung bananas from nooses on the campus of American University, Washington DC, after the school's first black female student government president took office. "This was a awful act, but it is a stark reminder of why our work is so important", the statement read . One can hope that these highly similar Smithsonian museum incidents aren't a part of a larger, threatening pattern. Read More »

Warriors do not need to be perfect to beat Cavs

Golden State answered with a 126-91 rout almost a month later, leading by as much as 39 points at home against a Cavaliers team that lacked energy in the last game of a six-game road trip. These Finals already feel overhyped and overly picked apart, when all we really want to do is watch the greatest in the sport go at it one final round. Read More »

Donald Trump bats back 'Fake News' about Russia, Germany

President Trump effusively praised his son-in-law Jared Kushner for the work he has done in the White House, amid Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny of Kushner's contacts with Russian Federation and rumors of tension in their relationship. Read More »

Muslim Groups Raise Thousands Of Dollars For Portland Victims

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Wheeler had called on the USA government to revoke a permit for an event Sunday billed as a pro-President Donald Trump free-speech rally and not to issue a permit for the rally against Islamic law. President Trump's belated message of condolence to the victims of the Portland hate crime came two full days after the attack . In the wake of the attack, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is asking the federal government to cancel a permit for what he called an "alt-right" rally scheduled for ... Read More »

Woman held in Manchester terror probe released without charge

His younger brother, Hashim Ramadan Abu Qassem al-Abedi - detained in Libya in the aftermath of the bombing - knew of his brother's movements and about the plot, Ahmed Ben Salem, spokesman for the Special Deterrence Force in Tripoli, told the private broadcaster Libya's Channel on Thursday night. Read More »

Despite Reports, Sean Spicer Remains White House Press Secretary

Kushner spoke with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about facilitating sensitive discussions to explore the incoming administration's options with Russia as it developed its Syria policy. Those probes include a look at communications between Russian intelligence and Trump campaign officials. According to the person familiar with the Kushner meeting, the Trump team eventually felt there was no need for a back channel once Rex Tillerson was confirmed as secretary of state on February 1. Read More »

Oakland to Pay Nearly $1 Million to Teen in Police Scandal

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The Oakland City Council on Tuesday night voted to settle a claim filed by the teenage daughter of a police dispatcher who was the at the center of a 2016 police sex scandal . Abuslin said one officer tried to act as her pimp, renting her out a hotel room and telling her what to wear to find clients. Burris said he's considering cases against law enforcement in Livermore, San Francisco, Richmond, Alameda County and Contra Costa County. Read More »

Covfefe: When a typo goes viral

The president sent out a new tweet within half an hour in which he invited Twitter to figure out the "true meaning of 'covfefe '". The problem isn't that the old man in the White House can't spell-hell, he's been unable to spell since he took office, as he demonstrates by consistently tweeting misspelled words. Read More »

The fake news is coming from Trump's White House

Donald Trump's original plan was for Jason Miller, a top member of the Republican's campaign team, to serve as White House communications director. "I'm not going to get into what the President did or did not discuss", Spicer said. NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER H.R. MCMASTER , on Mr Jared Kushner's alleged proposal to the Russians to create a secret channel out of the reach of USA spymasters. Read More »

Fifth Harmony drops first song without Camilla Cabello

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While most people rejoice at the arrival of Wednesday, marking the middle of the work week and a step closer to the weekend, this particular date marks an exciting time for Camila Cabello and Fifth Harmony's Normani Kordei. "Yeah, I spoke to her after that happened". " Camila recently admitted that she knew it was time to leave the group when she started to realize she had her own voice and wanted to "[sing] her own story". Read More »

New GAME OF THRONES Funko Pops! Look Battle Weary

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According to HBO , the first episode of season seven will run for 59 minutes, the longest season premiere since the show's pilot episode in 2011, which clocked in at 62 minutes. Season seven will run for seven episodes. It tends to take a few episodes to get going, and then it's more or less akin to a TV freight train rolling along by the time you get to episode four or five. Read More »

CNN Sacks Kathy Griffin Over Trump Video As Backlash Builds

Kathy Griffin is paying the price for that controversial anti-Trump photo shoot . She said she is asking celebrity photographer Tyler Shields to take down the photo. Griffin had originally posted that she was merely "mocking the Mocker in Chief". An apologetic Kathy Griffin later took to Instagram to issue a mea culpa for participating in a photo shoot that featured her holding up a bloody head resembling President Donald Trump. Read More »

Kenyatta opens Chinese-built Mombasa-Nairobi railway

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Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Liu Xianfa said that Kenya stood to gain immensely from operationalization of the Mombasa-Nairobi SGR project that will ease movement of people and goods. The railway replaces part of the 1,062-kilometer line known as the " lunatic express ", which was built by the British more than a century ago and linked Lake Victoria with the port city of Mombasa . Read More »

Al Franken: Kathy Griffin can recover from 'horrible mistake'

CNN issued a statement on Tuesday night, condemning Griffin's video and saying that they were evaluating New Year's Eve plans. "It wasn't amusing, I get it", Griffin said, adding that she had already asked Shields to take down the images from their shoot as well. Read More »

World leaders condemn Kabul explosion

No group has so far claimed the powerful blast, which a Western diplomatic source said was caused by 1,500 kilogrammes of explosives packed inside a water tanker. Abdullah Abdullah, the the Chief Executive of the country, sent out a series of tweets condemning the attack, and stated "we want peace but, those who kill us in the holy month of Ramadan [aren't] worth a call for peace, they [must] be destroyed and uprooted". Read More »

Kathy Griffin fired by CNN after bloody Trump head photo

Outrage over the photo shoot and a 12-second video clip came from the U.S. president, his son, Donald Trump Jr, as well as Chelsea Clinton , the daughter of election opponent Hillary. Donald Trump Jr. had specifically tweeted at CNN to drop Griffin from its programming. "We are pleased to see she has apologized", CNN said in a statement. Read More »

Theresa May to confront Trump on Manchester attack leaks

British police lifted the ban in less than 24 hours, but only after Prime Minister Theresa May personally confronted President Trump in Brussels, where both leaders are attending the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. Eight people are now being held by police in connection with the bombing, which killed 22 people. Abedi's family lived at more than one address in the city, including a property at Elsmore Road in the Fallowfield area that was raided by police. Read More »

Kathy Griffin Apologizes For 'Disturbing' Depiction Of Trump's Head

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CNN , whose New Year's Eve coverage Griffin has co-hosted for a decade, called the images "disgusting and offensive" and suggested she might not be invited back. But Curtis Houck of Media Research Center notes Griffin didn't apologize to the president or his son. "I'm merely mocking the Mocker in Chief", she said in a since-deleted tweet (via the Daily Mail ). Read More »

Melania Trump comments on Kathy Griffin photo

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A few hours later, Griffin took down the photos and asked Shields to take down the video. Donald Trump Jr . echoed a similar sentiment earlier and accused the comedian of giving a "phony apology". Griffin has apologized for the video. The president posted on Twitter Wednesday morning to say that the photo had upset his family, especially his youngest son. Read More »

Trump hits out at comedian over 'sick' beheading photo

President Trump responded to the work to say the comedian "should be ashamed of herself". In a post on his Twitter account Wednesday morning, Trump said , "My children, especially my 11-year-old son, Barron , are having a hard time with this". Read More »

Clinton Says Russians Were "Guided By Americans" - "Hard Not To" Suspect Trump

On stage at the Code Conference with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, Clinton praised her campaign's own data team before launching into a scorching criticism of the DNC's data machine. "Guided by Americans and guided by people who have polling and data", Clinton responded. "I think Jeff Bezos saved the Washington Post ", Clinton said. Read More »

Ariana Grande to return to Manchester after terror attack

The " One Love Manchester " show will feature an all-star lineup, including Justin Bieber , Coldplay, Katy Perry , Miley Cyrus and Pharrell, among others. Grande said in an open letter on her social media accounts last week that "There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you (her fans) are feeling or to make this better". Read More »

Cher mourns her ex-husband Gregg Allman's death

Plans for him to pursue another tour this year were also cancelled as his health failed to improve. They were a scruffy-looking, denim-clad assemblage and Gregg stood out with his long golden-blond hair. "But listen, he's there". Insiders claim Cher and Allman were still close friends despite the divorce as she "has forgiven him for everything". Read More »

Iraq paramilitaries move on key town near Syrian border

The US-led worldwide coalition which supports Iraqi forces on the ground with airstrikes reported 58 engagements against ISIS targets across the country just on Sunday. Hashim al-Mousawi, a leader with al-Nujaba militia, which is also part of the PMF, said the troops are ready to move inside Syrian territories but that this needs Iraqi government approval. Read More »

'Wonder Woman' Reviews Are In and They're Stellar

Calls for a ban are being spearheaded by Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel-Lebanon, an organization which cites Gadot's military service and her support of Israel's military policies in the Gaza Strip as a reason for the boycott's necessity. Read More »

Among the job cuts at The New York Times, the public editor

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Our responsibility is to empower all of those watchdogs, and to listen to them, rather than to channel their voice through a single office. She'll leave Friday, the Huffington Post reported . "The one thing the public editor can nearly always do is hold feet to the fire, and get an real answer out of management". "The role, by definition, is a burr under the saddle for the powers that be", she said. Read More »

Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 80, wounds hundreds more

But the dead also included Afghan security guards at the facilities, including the U.S. Embassy, while 11 American contractors were wounded — none with life-threatening injuries, a U.S. The ministry says the injured were inside the embassy complex, located near the site of Wednesday's bombing . "At first, I thought Kabul has been hit by an quake", said taxi driver Mohammad Yasin, 29. Read More »