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Trump threatens Comey in tweet

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It was Trump's first public event outside the White House since Comey's ouster. The New York Times reported that Trump pressed Comey for a pledge of loyalty over dinner only a week after his inauguration, according to an account by two associates of the lawman. Read More »

Alexander: Budget To Craft Health Bill Soon With Finance & Health Committee Input

Ted Cruz, a lawmaker who might once have been a thorn in the side of leadership, but now finds himself a key player at the negotiating table. The Senate will have their chance to change the bill, improve the bill. The working group, of course, is just the beginning of the process. Under consideration by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday: hiring a consultant who would craft a transition plan if Obamacare is scrapped. Read More »

Fact Check: 'We Don't Have Health Care In This Country,' Trump Says

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So the state of Montana will be forced to make devastating decisions: cutting critical health services, cutting the number of people served, and/or cutting the reimbursements to hospitals and other health care providers. Providing access to care and investing in prevention helps stop issues from developing or becoming more severe. Survey research conducted by the International Social Survey Program has found that a lower percentage of Americans believe health care for the sick ... Read More »

With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks a singular buzz

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Mike Ryan, the agent who bought the son of Maclean's Music for $200,000 out of the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale, and who is part of the Lawrence and Klarman's advising team, said he was not surprised that Cloud Computing was able to capture the Preakness after not racing in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! He was one of five in the 10-horse field that didn't run in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, a tactical decision by Brown and co-owners Seth Klarman and William Lawrence ... Read More »

Roger Ailes' parting shot? Matt Drudge scooped Fox News on his death

Under the leadership of Ailes, Fox became America's most widely watched cable news channel, home to key conservative political commentators and drawing an audience distinct from rivals CNN and MSNBC, AFP said . Ailes teamed up with Murdoch to put Fox News on the air on October 7, 1996, and it gained traction with coverage of President Bill Clinton's sex scandal involving White House intern Monica Lewinsky in 1998. Read More »

Tulsa police officer who shot unarmed black man acquitted of manslaughter

Carrying posters, they chanted "No justice, no peace" and blocked traffic. "When will the police change policy?" he asked. "But this verdict does not alter the course on which we are adamantly set", he said . They argued that shortly before the cameras captured the encounter, Shelby had ordered Crutcher to stop walking away and get on the ground. A toxicology report revealed Crutcher was on two hallucinogenic drugs, including PCP. Read More »

Colorado governor pardons man facing deportation

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As a result, Lima-Marin was released. Immigration attorney Hans Meyer said they'll now ask Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to reopen the case, vacate the deportation order from 2000 and ask that Lima-Marin's legal permanent status be reinstated. Read More »

Trump pays tribute to fallen police officers

The president also singled out several names of law enforcement officials who perished as a result of anti-police attacks in 2016. The president signed a proclamation Monday declaring the day "Peace Officer Memorial Day" and the upcoming week "Police Week". Read More »

13-1 shot Cloud Computing wins Preakness

Riding the colt for the first time , Javier Castellano sent Cloud Computing after Classic Empire at the top of the stretch, gradually sliced into the three-length lead, caught him near the wire and won by a head before a record crowd of 140,327. Read More »

Police charge suspect in Maryland college stabbing death

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This photo released by the University of Maryland Police Department. Neither the victim nor the suspect's identities have been released. Police say the victim and two friends were waiting for an Uber in front of Montgomery Hall on Regents Drive when a stranger approached and stabbed him. Read More »

DPRK fires missile in eastern direction: S. Korean military

It's the second from North Korea since South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office earlier this month. However, it still remains unclear whether the missile can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. "If you are a country that is supplying or supporting North Korea, we will call you out on it", Haley said. The newspaper likened the USA aircraft carrier to a "gross animal" and said a strike on the carrier would be "an actual example to show our military's force". Read More »

Possible leak found at Washington nuclear site

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The president's earlier budget proposal released in March included an increase in funding for the office within the U.S. Energy Department that is charged with cleanup of the nation's nuclear waste sites. The tunnel's collapse generated fears of radiation exposure, but authorities found no evidence that workers had been exposed to radiation or signs of an "airborne radiological release". Read More »

White House lawyers 'prepare for possibility of Trump's impeachment'

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Popular Video SNL is not a fan of the Trump administration , and it shows with every new skit they produce. The Breitbart News Network, once headed by Trump chief strategist Stephen Bannon, reported that some of the recent accusations were driven by associates of Comey, who was sacked by Trump last week, in a story headlined "Comey Strikes Back". Read More »

Gowdy Expected to Take Chaffetz's Post as Head of Oversight Committee

He told reporters Thursday from his home in a southern Salt Lake City suburb that he still has not seen the Comey memo or spoken with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Comey was sacked last week amid an FBI investigation into whether Trump's presidential campaign associates colluded with Russian Federation to influence the presidential election outcome to benefit him. Read More »

Trump's Campaign Team 'Had At Least 18 Calls And Emails With Russians'

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The White House did not comment on the report , and it is unclear how, exactly, Trump gave Flynn the alleged message. Now the retired US Army lieutenant general is at the heart of fresh controversy, with intelligence sources claiming Russian officials believed they had developed a strong relationship with Mr Flynn. Read More »

Talks on airplane laptop ban end with no ban, more talks

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents 265 airlines , wrote to both the European Union and the US State Department on Tuesday to oppose the proposed ban, which it said would deeply affect the economy and cause the equivalent of 1. Read More »

US to consider expanding airline laptop ban

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The US announced laptop restrictions on flights originating from 10 airports including in the UAE, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in March, because of fears that a concealed bomb could be installed in electronic devices taken onto aircraft. Read More »

Comey Will Testify before the Senate Intel Committee

Burr was joined in the statement by committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.). -Russian relations. The White House is also not denying a report from The Washington Post that investigators in the Russia case have identified a current senior White House official as a significant person of interest. Read More »

Sessions Orders Longer Prison Sentences, Reversing Obama-era Policy

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But any exceptions will need to be approved by top supervisors, and the reasons must be documented, allowing the Justice Department to track the handling of such cases by its 94 USA attorney's offices. Holder agreed with Collins, stating "The policy announced today is not tough on crime". Sessions' move bucks a growing trend in recent years-in Washington and in states across the country-to abandon some of the harshest sentencing policies created in the 1980s-era war on drugs. Read More »

Curtain falls on 'Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years

Ringling said it is ending the circus due to the combination of declining attendance and high operating costs. Founded in the late 1800s in Wisconsin, Ringling Bros., now owned by Feld Entertainment , has seen its ticket sales slump in recent years. Read More »

1-year-old Solomon Rhoades believed to be in extreme danger

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He has a birthmark on the back of his head and was last seen without any clothing. An Amber Alert was issued for Solomon Rhoades, who had last been seen Saturday at 8:30 p.m.in Hope, Indiana, which is near Columbus. Andrea Rhoades is described as a 43-year-old white female, standing 5 feet, 11 inches tall. She is said to be driving a gray 2003 Chevy Trailblazer with IN plates reading XVK543. Read More »

Trump lashes out at investigation of alleged Russian Federation ties

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Initially, he appeared to welcome the Justice Department's appointment of a special counsel to probe possible ties between Russian Federation and his 2016 presidential campaign. His firing and news reports that Trump had previously asked Comey to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn led critics to charge that Trump may have improperly sought to hamper the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. Read More »

Ivanka Trump Might Have Helped Shape Part Of The Federal Budget Plan

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Next week President Trump will present his first detailed budget request, and according to the Washington Post , it will include something his daughter has been pushing for since he became the Republican nominee: paid family leave. Trump has advocated for paid parental leave for a while. A recent study found an estimated quarter of breadwinning moms return to work two weeks after giving birth, regardless of if they're ready. Read More »

Colorado Lawmakers React To New Health Care Bill

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There's lots to be troubled about in this bill, not the least of which is its passage without scoring by the Congressional Budget Office . Over time, the GOP bill would limit the federal contribution to Medicaid, while shifting control of the program to states. Read More »

Man charged with murder after auto mows down pedestrians in Times Square

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Rojas did not enter a plea and was held without bail. His next court appearance is May 24. Rojas drove his auto from the Bronx to Times Square on Thursday, where he sped into the bustling Crossroads of the World, hitting almost two dozen people on the sidewalk before steel security barriers finally stopped him, authorities said. Read More »