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Spicer refers Russia questions to Trump's outside attorney

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Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), as well as Reps. In this photo taken April 20, 2017, White House Communications Director Mike Dubke arrives in the East Room of the White House in Washington . Donald Trump's former campaign manager has suggested the president is the greatest communicator the country has ever seen. Dubke met his wife working on President George H.W. Read More »

GOP's American Healthcare Act anti-health, anti-care, anti-American

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Also, the bill repeals several taxes on the wealthy. Showing the devastating impact of Trumpcare nationwide, a new report from the Center for American Progress estimates how many Americans would lose coverage by state and congressional district based on yesterday's Congressional Budget Office (CBO ) projections. Read More »

Former US presidential advisor Brzeziński dies

Brzezinski also helped in the normalization of USA relations with China in December 1978, when the two countries established formal diplomatic relations for the first time . When Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan, Brzezinski strongly backed the arming of Afghan rebels in response, leading Russian Federation to dub him a "foe of detente". Read More »

Boston student competing in national spelling bee

After acing a written test and correctly spelling two words onstage, a pair of Ohioans were among 40 children from as far away as Korea who advanced to the second day of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee . Speller #95, Haris Rana, 13, was tripped up in Wednesday afternoon preliminaries by the word transference (taking something from one place to another). Read More »

Donald Trump could withdraw from Paris accord today

Since taking office on January 20, Trump has sent contradictory signals on the Paris deal - reflecting the different currents within his administration, both on climate change but also on the wider issue of America's role in the world and its position on multilateralism. Read More »

Former FBI director James Comey approved to testify before US Senate: associate

Separately, federal prosecutors pursuing a criminal investigation into Flynn have issued subpoenas to people and businesses who have done business with him seeking information, including bank records and communications, related to Flynn, the Flynn Intel Group and Invovo BV, a Dutch company owned by Turkish businessman Ekim Alptekin, according to a document reviewed by Reuters. Read More »

Tulsa officer not guilty in fatal shooting of unarmed black man

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Mr. Crutcher's father, Joseph Crutcher, told reporters after the verdict, "I have four grandchildren that are at home that has lost their daddy". Shelby testified that she believed Crutcher was reaching into his auto to retrieve something - possibly a weapon."We're not trained to see what comes out of a vehicle", Shelby said . Read More »

Comey approved to testify before Senate intelligence committee, Comey associate says

Mike Conway and Adam Schiff, said they will subpoena Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. The subpoenas come a day after Cohen said he would not cooperate with congressional investigators and amid turmoil inside the House investigation itself, as lawmakers wrangle with the role of House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, R-California, in the probe. Read More »

FINALIST: Local girl advances in spelling bee

The Daily News has been the sponsor of the local spelling bee since 1985. San Diego County has produced two of California's four national bee champions - Anurag Kashyap in 2005 and Snigdha Nandipati in 2012. Gabrielle didn't make the final round because of her score on Tuesday's written spelling and grammar tests, said Valerie Miller, a spokeswoman for the Scripps Co., which stages the competition. Read More »

CNN cans Kathy Griffin, ends New Year's Eve broadcast deal

CNN , which the AP reported had called the images " disgusting and offensive " after Griffin posted the video on Tuesday, announced Wednesday it would not invite her back this year for the Times Square live New Year's Eve special she had co-hosted annually since 2007 with CNN's Anderson Cooper . Read More »

Comedian sacked by CNN, isolated over grisly Trump stunt

It was December of past year that comedian Rosie O'Donnell found herself apologizing to first lady Melania Trump for cyber-bullying Mrs. Trump's young son, Barron . The image went way too far. That's why spoofs of Trump on " Saturday Night Live " were must-see TV over the last several months. " Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself", Trump wrote. Read More »

Trump returns to White House after first global trip

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The two have publicly disagreed over a number issues, including one of Trump's key campaign talking points - open borders. An Israeli television channel has claimed that US President Donald Trump shouted at Palestinian Authority (PA) Leader Mahmoud Abbas in talks held during Mr Trump's visit to the West Bank last week. Read More »

Trump expected to leave climate deal but with 'caveats'

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The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020. And while Mr Guterres never mentioned Mr Trump's name, those in the audience were left in little doubt as to where his comments were directed when he said the climate conversation "should cease to be a shouting match". Read More »

CBO Score Says AHCA Will Leave 23 Million More Uninsured

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But that would be partly because policies would typically provide fewer benefits and sicker people would be priced out, it concluded. The CBO released its report on Wednesday, and now we know why the GOP was in such a hurry to move its version of health care reform. Read More »

China will continue with climate pact even if US pulls out

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The president hasn't made his decision official, but this is what the change would mean. Zinke was appearing at a news conference in Anchorage, Alaska with Sen. The Paris accord to voluntarily cut emissions of greenhouse gases became one of former President Barack Obama's signature achievements. India and Spain on Wednesday expressed their commitment to fighting climate change and reiterated their support for implementing the Kyoto and Paris accords. Read More »

Mike Dubke: White House communications director quits

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The president essentially told people not to trust reporting based on "sources say" less than 24 hours before retweeting something from Fox News that ended with "source says". According to the New York Times , the pair allegedly has plans to reconsider every six months whether to stay in D.C. Kushner , who now serves as the senior adviser to President Donald Trump , also told friends that he and Ivanka have discussed the possibility of moving their family back to New York City. Read More »

Tweet That: #covfefe signals @realDonaldTrump is back

Nearly immediately, #covfefe began trending as the mirth-makers of the Internet had their fun. Had he typed the word correctly, he would have tweeted, "Despite the constant negative press coverage", and that would've been it-an incomplete thought from an incomplete man, as the level of embarrassing just keeps getting worse. Read More »

Trump gives cell number to world leaders; is it secure?

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While only Trudeau has been the one calling Trump directly on his turnball, it remains to be seen how the new "call me on my cellphone" drill works for Donald Trump as more world leaders are given his cellphone number. Those records are preserved and archived. White House adviser Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, met in December with Russia's ambassador to the USA and discussed whether a secret line of communication could be used to facilitate sensitive policy discussions about the ... Read More »

Criticism pours in as Trump nears climate deal decision

The last-minute scramble comes as Trump tweeted late Wednesday that he would announce his final decision on the climate pact Thursday afternoon in the White House Rose Garden, following initial reports that a decision to leave would be announced. Read More »

Iowa Senators Lower Expectations For Senate Health Care Bill

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He added that the Democrats will do this without any doubt. Mr Trump wrote on Twitter. The House in April failed to pass a spending plan for the first time in decades after a small group of conservatives voted with Democrats to defeat the $11.9 billion budget proposed by Republican leaders. Read More »

Trump honors the fallen in Memorial Day remarks

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At the time , he did so alongside Vice President Mike Pence . To honor Memorial Day, the family members of those who had died while in military service filled military cemeteries to decorate the headstones and grieve. The president then climbed the steps above the tomb to the cemetery's marble amphitheater, where he delivered his address. The most recent furore focuses on his trusted advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner , who reportedly sought to establish a communications back channel ... Read More »

'Small group' gets Trump covfefe tweet: Spicer

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill said: "Russian officials must be laughing even more at the constant negative press covfefe! ". Memes were created and news outlets across the world published articles examining the freakish incident, pondering 'what is a covfefe?' Let's forget for a minute that this orange fuck face actually typed the word " covfefe ", which he totally typed because autocorrect isn't autocorrecting actual words into made-up words, but he didn't even finish typing the fucking ... Read More »

Pomeranz, Sandoval shine as Red Sox top White Sox, 4-1

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Chicago White Sox closing pitcher David Robertson right, celebrates with catcher Kevan Smith left, after defeating the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game Monday, May 29, 2017, in Chicago . The Cardinals have dropped 10 of 13. There was no more drama as the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3. Jayson Werth added two hits and a bases-loaded walk, and Michael A. Read More »

Iowa's GOP senators doubt health care law to be repealed

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Now, with the nuclear option triggered for all presidential appointments, Trump set his sights on the legislative filibuster, which would mean any piece of legislation going through the Senate would just need 51 votes. State Sen. Ronald Rabin, who represents Lee County, filed Senate Bill 12 in January asking for "construction of public facilities" at the memorial. That budget process is likely to be a challenging fight among defense hawks, spending cutters and tax-cut advocates. Read More »

Juncker says Trump was not aggressive on German trade surplus

Mr Tusk also took a swipe at the "culture of leaks" following reports Mr Trump had complained during their talks that Germans were " bad, very bad " because they sold too many cars in the US. Mr Trump is of the opinion that the cars which are not built in the U.S. should attract a tax of at least 35 percent "If you want to build cars in the world, then I wish you all the best". Read More »

President Trump will announce his decision on the Paris Accord Thursday

But Musk has long held climate change as a personal passion topic, even positioning Tesla as a beacon of hope because its electric vehicles do not generate carbon emissions that cause global warming . "The result will be diminished American leadership and influence as the world works together to combat climate change ". By looking to the past instead of the future, the US risks handing the advantage to China. Read More »

One victim in Portland hate speech stabbing has Juneau ties

Witnesses to the incident said Christian-targeted "hate speech" at two African-American girls, one of whom was wearing a hijab and shouted comments like "I don't care if you are ISIS " and "Go home, we need Americans here". Surveillance video then shows Christian turn his attention to Namkai-Meche, who was seated. Police said they'll examine what appears to be Christian's extremist ideology, including social media posts indicating an affinity for Nazis and political violence. Read More »