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House Intel Committee issues subpoenas in Russian election & unmasking investigations

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He said at the time that he had concerns about the way some people were dealt with in the intelligence reports . House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes said congressional investigations into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russian officials during the 2016 election were an attempt by Democrats to blame someone other than Hillary Clinton for her loss, The LA Times reported Tuesday. Read More »

Trump Official Awkwardly Struggles After Saudi Arabia Question

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The spokesman said Iran pays no heed to such claims by the USA and its ally Saudi Arabia. Another reason is President Trump has to feed his insatiable ego, and get a photo opportunity. "Even before Trump, the Saudis hand embarked on a harsh policy toward Iran - the new USA administration will only increase their confidence on this issue". Read More »

36 die from smoke in Philippine casino after gunman set fire

A lone security guard panicked when she saw the suspect's automatic rifle, Albayalde said. The Philippines' National Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa spoke to reporters after Trump's remarks and said there was no evidence of terrorism . Most of the dead suffocated in thick toxic smoke after the man set fire to casino tables, officials said, but most of the eyewitness accounts describe the events before the fire and its aftermath. Read More »

Attacker sets fire in crowded Philippine casino, killing 36

A statement from the ISIS-affiliated Amaq News Agency said " Islamic State fighters" carried out the attack. Philippine police cordoned off the area near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Claims on social media said the attack was done by "lone wolf soldiers" of the Islamic State group, but police noted the man didn't shoot anyone he encountered. Read More »

44 migrants, including babies, die in Niger desert after truck breaks down

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Loprete. Most of the victims are believed to be from Ghana and Nigeria and they were likely trying to reach Libya as part of a journey to reach Europe. Hunger, fever, fractured limbs and dehydration are also common problems. Libya has long struggled to control its 5,000 kilometres (3,000 miles) of southern borders with Sudan, Chad and Niger, even before the 2011 uprising that toppled dictator Moamer Kadhafi. Read More »

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Let Travel Ban Take Effect

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The case will give the first indications of how Chief Justice John Roberts's court will approach one of the most controversial presidents in the nation's history. On May 25, a federal appeals court in Virginia refused to lift the temporary block, saying the Trump's order "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination". Read More »

Putin asks United States businessmen to help restore normal dialogue with Washington

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during the Russia-USA Business Dialogue discussion at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. It's the first time he has conceded that the election attacks may have emanated from Russian Federation. While he agreed with Snowden that the National Security Agency went too far in its surveillance program, Putin said he shouldn't have leaked the information. Read More »

May, Corbyn clash over Brexit plans with United Kingdom vote 1 week away

She repeated her party's line that Corbyn is "not ready" to take the lead on Brexit negotiations, which are due to begin just days after the general election. On Thursday, YouGov said their model showed the Conservatives were 9 seats short of a majority. "As this campaign has gone on, I think more and more people have seen what the consequences of a Tory government with an increased majority would be and they don't like that". Read More »

The true numbers behind the Democratic and Republican education plans

It was the second of two required votes on the Republican proposal. Each would have raised personal income tax rates and added a third tax bracket to Kansas' current two-bracket system. Still, a dozen Democrats joined almost all Republicans in voting 82-34 for the plan. Height believes Republicans will be able to offset up to $1.5 trillion of the cost via the repatriation tax holiday, the Sec.99 deduction phase out, Subpart F reform and a number of other measures. Read More »

New Zealand shirking over Paris deal

Barack Obama slammed his successor President Donald Trump on Thursday for pulling out of the Paris climate deal, warning that the move would see the United States "reject the future". Tweeting about it, he said: "We are deeply disappointed that the United States federal government has made a decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement". Read More »

How likely is the General Election to result in a hung parliament?

More likely it would mean a majority of around 40 - a moderate increase on the majority of 12 they won in 2015. "While a Tory majority remains our base case for the United Kingdom election on 8 June, we now put a 65% probability on it, with a 25% chance of a hung parliament and a 10% chance of a Labour majority", he said. Read More »

Wedding ring, backpack stolen from victim of Portland double-homicide

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Police have released surveillance video of the suspect, who can be seen walking off the train carrying a backpack. Jeremy Joseph Christian , 35, the man suspected in the stabbings, was arrested shortly after leaving the train. A veteran and father of four, Best was one of two men who was stabbed to death while defending two women from a man shouting hate speech and abuse on a MAX train. Read More »

N. Korea prepared for new ICBM test: state media

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Washington Rep. Adam Smith, the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, congratulated the Missile Defense Agency for a successful test but sounded a note of caution that "much work remains to be done to ensure we have a reliable and effective system". Read More »

Germany not mulling sanctions against USA after Trump's climate pact withdrawal

But he did not go as far as other mayors in resisting Trump's decision; he declined to endorse his area Thursday to the Paris Agreement, The Miami Herald reported . The Paris agreement asks countries to come together once every five years to set environmental targets, share information, and report on their progress in reducing carbon emissions. Read More »

Listen to Radiohead's I Promise from OKNOTOK

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You can hear the track, " I Promise ", below. Radiohead have revealed previously unreleased track I Promise , which was recorded during sessions for iconic 1997 album OK Computer . While the group had performed the song live during their 1996 tour prior to dropping 1997's landmark OK Computer , a studio version of the song was never released. Read More »

Trump's lawyer will now answer all Russia-related questions, Spicer says

Reviews were mixed for Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy press secretary who has filled in for Spicer at White House press briefings a few times . Some YouTube users agreed that Trump probably meant to write "coverage", while others joked about ordering a grande " covfefe " at Starbucks. White House spokesman Sean Spicer pushed back Tuesday on the idea that a broader reorganization was imminent, but he acknowledged the president is frustrated with news stories "that are ... Read More »

Comey free to testify before Congress

Former FBI director James Comey will testify in the Russian Federation probe before the Senate intelligence committee on 8 June. Pistole has law enforcement experience spanning from 1983 until 2010, and was named deputy for former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, now Special Counsel, Robert Mueller , in 2004, and was responsible for the FBI's counterterrorism division after 9/11. Read More »

Wisconsin worker still missing after blast

Almost two dozen fire departments and four police departments responded to the Wednesday explosion. No information has been released about what may have caused the blast. So it's going to affect the whole area. The schools, located about a quarter of a mile from Didion, were closed Thursday but will reopen Friday, when officials said the high school's graduation ceremony will go on as scheduled. Read More »

French President Macron Brags About Trump handshake, 'Not Innocent'

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Trump is left to awkwardly smile until Macron has finished greeting the other politicians. Macron's office has confirmed his comments, the Guardian reports . Macron told the French newspaper that the energetic handshake with Trump was meant to signify that theirs is a relationship between equals. According to the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart , French ambassador to the United States Gérard Araud warned Macron about Trump's handshake prior to the two presidents' meeting ... Read More »

UK's May urged to take tougher line against Trump on climate

Following Trump's speech, Macron spoke with the president by phone for five minutes and "indicated that nothing was renegotiable in the Paris Accords", according to a French official briefed on the conversation. They should have the chance to confront the US Secretary of State with the reality of Trump's decision. In the statement, they said that the agreement "offers substantial economic opportunities for prosperity and growth in our countries and on a global scale". Read More »

Putin urges US business to help normalize Russia-US ties

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CNN's Fareed Zakaria said Putin's remarks on the hacking mirror what Putin said when Russian Federation seized Ukraine's Crimea region. In the nearest admission to interference in foreign election to date, Putin said hackers may cyber attacks against critics if they "feel" like it. Read More »

Trump to keep United States embassy in Tel Aviv - for now

The White House said that Trump signed the order to allow negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians to resume. The White House released a statement on Thursday on the matter. By signing the waiver, President Trump has ignored the constituents who elected him and appears to have bowed to the pressure from his " shallow state " advisers in Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , National Security Adviser H.R. Read More »

Kluber shines in return from DL as Indians blank A's 8-0

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Corey Kluber will get the start, and is 3-2 with a 5.06 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. It was his lone start in Cleveland last season, though, where he allowed 7 earned runs in 3 1/3 innings that skewed his numbers northward and provided him with his only loss against the Tribe. Read More »

White House seeks to wall off Russia questions

Despite the president's lighthearted response to what almost everyone assumed was a typo, Spicer said that there was much more to " covfefe " than meets the eye. But making up things has been part and parcel of the Trump administration, although we wait for the details to be disclosed about how much Kushner discussed with the Russians, and it couldn't be any more than what his father-in-law disclosed. Read More »

In Shift, White House Refers Russia Questions to Outside Counsel

Spicer was also asked to explain Trump's odd " covfefe " tweet , and why it remained live for so many hours. Kasowitz was recently hired to navigate Trump through the legal proceedings of the scandal enveloping the White House . No White House Press Office has an easy job , but the Trump administration's communications staff seems to have a particularly hard one. At Recode's Code Conference on Wednesday, one of the moderators brought up covfefe - a word that took on a life of ... Read More »

PARIS FALLOUT: Trump Wanted To Stick It To 'Holier-Than-Thou' Jet-Setting Elites

In an exceptional step, continental Europe's three biggest economies - Germany, France and Italy - issued a joint statement to criticise Trump's move and slap away his offer of renegotiating the deal. German government spokesperson Steffen Seibert, who was responding to a question about economic sanctions on U.S., today told Reuters,"I think we can say that's not part of the German government's policy". Read More »

Former FBI Chief James Comey To Testify Next Week In Russia Probe

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One memo alleged that Trump had asked him to drop the FBI's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn , who was sacked over his contact with Russia's ambassador. The committee's ranking Democrat , Rep. Adam Schiff of California, said Nunes approved the unmasking subpoenas without consulting the Democrats on the committee. Read More »

Trump Alludes to Senate Reconciliation Process for Tax Legislation

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Large parts of the spending plan run through committees last week showed House Republicans are opposed to several significant cuts or policies in the Senate budget plan approved earlier this month. "The core of the Senate is the legislative filibuster", McConnell told USA Today in April. "I wish that we could repeal it fully and figure out a different way forward", Ernst said. Read More »

EU, China to unite on global warming after Trump withdrawal

This would send a message that moving away from the pact was not possible, after US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he was pulling his country out of it. The withdrawal decision goes in line with his "American workers first" vow that he made soon after he came to office. But for the most part, his speech portrayed the U.S.as a victim, a victim of this agreement and of other countries. Read More »