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Sessions to face sharp questions Tuesday on Russian Federation contacts

Sessions is the highest-ranking official to be called to testify in the ongoing investigation into possible ties between Russian hackers and the Trump presidential campaign. Sessions is likely to be asked about his conversations with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and whether there were more encounters that should have been made public. Read More »

Philippines says it learned of city siege plans in advance

Fighting in Marawi City entered its fourth week yesterday with military officials conceding that troops were struggling to loosen the grip of Islamist fighters on downtown precincts despite relentless bombing. At 2016's Shangri-La Dialogue, the Philippines , Indonesia and Malaysia, who all have coastlines with the Sulu Sea, had floated the idea of limited coordinated patrols and signed an agreement to that effect soon after. Read More »

Scarlett Johansson Brings Lookalike Grandma to 'Rough Night' Premiere, As Promised!

Scarlett Johansson and Geraldine Dodd at the New York Premiere of " Rough Night ", June 12, 2017. When Scarlett Johansson invites you to a movie premiere, the correct answer is "yes". So, now that you've seen them all, which look is UR fave? I'll see you at the bar. Johansson was joined by costars Kate McKinnon , Demi Moore , Jillian Bell , Zoë Kravitz, and Ilana Glazer for the star-studded premiere of the comedy that follows five university friends who reunite in Miami for a wild ... Read More »

Afghan Soldier Kills Three US Soldiers in Nangarhar

In a statement from Washington, the Pentagon didn't provide details about what led to the deaths of the USA soldiers. The shootings occurred in the Achin District , where USA and Afghan troops have been carrying out a monthslong offensive against a local affiliate of ISIS, officials said. Read More »

Trump Administration Negotiates Release of US Citizen Detained in North Korea

Rodman later apologized for the comments he made on Bae, who was released in November that year. Rodman endorsed Trump for president in 2015. Rodman's arrival in Pyongyang was relatively low-key and his schedule remained a mystery. It turns out the NBA Hall of Famer is headed back to North Korea today on the dime of PotCoin, the cryptocurrency company for the cannabis industry. Read More »

Jeff Sessions Counters James Comey's Story

Mark Warner (D-Va.), vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sessions adds that he has no knowledge of "any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign". But he denied reports that he had a third, previously undisclosed meeting with Kislyak at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington in April 2016. In addition, lawmakers wanted Rosenstein to spell out the scope of Sessions's other recusal, specifically with regard to the Russia investigation, which Sessions announced ... Read More »

Governor's veto leaves bus upgrades in limbo

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The Berkeley County School District sent us a statement on the veto. SC is one of the few states that still buys and maintains a school bus fleet for all schools in the state. The governor also struck almost $25 million out of the budget that he said went to "unidentifiable pork" programs. McMaster wrote in his veto message that spending money before it is available "is not a responsible budgeting practice". Read More »

The bloody terrorist attack in Tehran: new details

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The official IRNA news agency on Sunday quotes Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi as saying the suspect left Iran for a neighbouring country following the attacks but "was sent to hell" by Iranian intelligence agents and " fellow intelligence services". Read More »

Sessions To Testify Publicly Before Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday

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One the cabinet members present Attorney General Jeff Sessions , will publicly testify before the Senate Intel Committee about his various meetings with Russians while serving as a member of Trump's transition team. The Justice Department says Sessions looks forward to answering the committee's questions. "We also were aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic", Comey said. Read More »

Teenager arrested over London Bridge attack after raid in Barking

The Post has contacted residents who used the centre and they said that Butt did not attempt to share his beliefs in front of them. "It is hard to speculate what the motive was for wearing the belts", Haydon said in a statement. If I charged at them, maybe I could take out one or two. Investigators believe three victims were killed on the bridge, including one man who was thrown into the River Thames, before the attackers left the vehicle and stabbed five people to death around ... Read More »

McCain slams Pentagon for Afghan policy delay

John McCain , who expressed exasperation that the administration is being so slow to outline its strategy, remarking that it's "Not a helluva lot to ask ..." "We can't keep going like this", McCain said. Qatar's Al-Udeid Air Base is the largest American air base in the Middle East, serving as the forward operational headquarters of U.S. Central Command and the host to about 10,000 American troops. Read More »

Who loves him more? Trump's cabinet members gush at meeting

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Trump's love of loyalty is widely known, but that loyalty manifested by so many cabinet members, at the same time, and in the presence of the press, was truly ludicrous to behold, like something out of an anti-Stalinist comedy the Soviet censors were too dim to miss. Read More »

North Korea Warns ICBM Test 'Not Too Far Away' Now

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The launch on Thursday - the North's fifth weapons test in a month - was overseen by leader Kim Jong-Un, according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency, and came less than a week after the United Nations tightened sanctions against the reclusive nation . Read More »

Qatar asks ICAO to resolve Gulf airspace row

Erdogan has also strongly denied accusations that Qatar supports terrorism, arguing the country had been a staunch opponent of the Islamic State group. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi King Salman discussed the crisis on Tuesday, with Putin warning that isolating Qatar would make finding a peaceful end to the war in Syria more hard. Read More »

Israel to return ambassador to New Zealand, mending diplomatic rift

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly warned New Zealand this act would be a "declaration of war" prior to the vote. Israel on Tuesday said it will restore its diplomatic relations with New Zealand, returning its Israeli ambassador to Wellington, months after the two countries had a falling-out over a UN Security Council resolution condemning West Bank settlements. Read More »

Puerto Rico Overwhelmingly Say Yes To Statehood But Will Congress Approve?

Puerto Ricans are US citizens, but with fewer rights and responsibilities than residents of the other 50 states. But if they obtained statehood, Puerto Ricans living on the island would for the first time be able to vote in US presidential elections, and would elect lawmakers with the right to vote in the US Congress . Read More »

Uber CEO Kalanick likely to take leave, exec Michael to leave

He once discussed hiring private investigators to probe the personal lives of reporters writing stories faulting the company. Calls and emails to Uber spokesmen weren't immediately returned. Uber's more than 1.5 million drivers worldwide are classified as independent contractors rather than employees. Kalanick and two allies on the board have voting control of the company. Read More »

Utah monument recommendation spurs action

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Zinke is also calling on Congress to give Native American tribes formal co-management authority once the boundaries of the monument are redrawn. Trump signed an executive order in April ordering Zinke to conduct the 120-day review , and he instructed the secretary to first report back on Bears Ears , a 1.35-million-acre site Obama designated in December under the 1906 Antiquities Act . Read More »

Trump and aides turn their fire on former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey

Comey accused the administration of spreading "lies" and bluntly asserted that President Donald Trump had fired him to interfere with an investigation of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign. In his opening statement to Congress, Mr Comey said the President had privately told him in the Oval Office: "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan slams 'inhumane' isolation of Qatar

Erdogan vehemently rejected the accusations - already strongly denied by Doha - that Qatar supports terrorism, arguing the country had been a staunch opponent of Islamic State (IS) jihadists. " Qatar has shown the most decisive stance against the terrorist organization of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [ISIL] alongside Turkey". "Let's stop fooling ourselves". Read More »

AG Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate committee

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Those calls have escalated since fired FBI Director James Comey cryptically told lawmakers on Thursday that the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from an investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Trump's Personal Lawyer Subpoenaed in Russia Probe

Trump abruptly fired Comey as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on May 9. Two congressional sources say the three subpoenas for the unmasking investigation are for the FBI , CIA, and NSA in order to obtain information on unmasking requests made by former United Nations ambassador Samantha Power , former national security adviser Susan Rice and former CIA director John Brennan . Read More »

North Korea blasts Trump as 'silly,' 'ignorant' over Paris Accord withdrawal

North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson joined a chorus of global leaders in expressing concern over Trump's decision to pull the us from the climate-change agreement, calling it "short-sighted and silly". He says he was motivated by the signs of climate change he sees daily in Hawaii: "Tides are getting higher , biodiversity is shrinking, coral is bleaching, coastlines are eroding, weather is becoming more extreme". Read More »

Netanyahu: No interest in escalation over Gaza power spat

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Al-Khudari urged the worldwide community and all concerned bodies to immediately step in so as to push Israel to backtrack on its decision on the one hand and to provide much-needed alternative power sources, fuel supplies, and solar power generators to operate hospitals, clinics, and water wells, among other vital facilities on the other hand. Read More »

Sheriff: Georgia inmates overpowered, disarmed slain guards

The two prisoners "went through the gate", Sills said. One suspect shot both guards before the two carjacked a 2004 Honda Civic and escaped. Oconee County released an updated mug shot of Dubose showing multiple face tattoos including crown tattoos over both eyebrows, a massive neck tattoo running from beneath his chin to his shirt line and another behind his right ear. Read More »

What should the Cleveland Cavaliers do now?

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The Golden State Warriors finally found redemption in the form of an NBA Finals trophy last night, after their 73-win season a year ago was ruined by a 3-1 Finals comeback by the Lebron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers . Technicals-Cleveland defensive three second, Cleveland team , T.Thompson, Smith, Golden State defensive three second, West, Golden State team . Read More »

Court: UK baby must remain on life support for 6 more days

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Supreme Court on Thursday. Now, the couple have brought the case to the Strasbourg court, who have told doctors to maintain treatment until midnight on Tuesday. In a statement issued in Strasbourg, the European Court of Human Rights said that the hospital must keep the baby on a ventilator and provide the baby with nursing care. Read More »

NSA Leaker's Mom Thinks She's A Patriot

Reality Leigh Winner, 25, a government contractor who worked with the National Security Agency, has been charged with providing the "top secret" document to online news outlet The Intercept . "There's no reason to hold her". Shortly after graduating from high school in Kingsville, Texas, where she was a strong tennis and track and field competitor, she opted for military service. Read More »