• Comey: Trump Only Asked About Flynn Investigation
Comey: Trump Only Asked About Flynn Investigation

The committee will have a closed session following the hearing, in which classified information can be discussed. He also talked about his practice of taking notes after every interaction with Trump. Rosenstein, who was aware that Comey was about to be fired , authored the memo that the White House used in the firing. But Democratic Sen. She...

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  • House Speaker: Agreement reached on casino-related bill
House Speaker: Agreement reached on casino-related bill

One of the factors was personal lobbying by the employees of the two casinos. "Nobody wanted to risk the jobs", he said. The bill's prospects were uncertain in the House until late Tuesday afternoon, when CT Mirror reported that a deal had been struck .

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  • Pruitt blows smoke over coal jobs and climate
Pruitt blows smoke over coal jobs and climate

But none of these can be attributed to the election of U.S. President Donald Trump , or his recent announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change . The oil and gas sector is the largest US industrial emitter of methane, which is the second-biggest driver of climate change after carbon dioxide. "But ...

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  • Melania Trump Is Moving Into The White House
Melania Trump Is Moving Into The White House

Trump's role as first lady when she made it clear she would be staying in NY after Mr. Trump was elected to office. CBS News confirmed that Barron would be attending St. Melania has made plenty of trips with her husband throughout the first six months of his presidency and is often with him at his West Palm Beach resort, Mar-a-Lago.

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  • Woman Allegedly Shoves Meth In 2-Year-Old's Mouth
Woman Allegedly Shoves Meth In 2-Year-Old's Mouth

The nanny checked the child's mouth and didn't see anything in there. The 2-year-old is recovering in the hospital. As of Wednesday afternoon, he had been released from the hospital, said Sgt. She's insane." Park regulars say they know Thomas. One Bay Area resident, writing on Berkeleyside, said she had known Thomas since age 14, and said there h...

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  • US lawmakers to press intel chiefs on Russia ahead of Comey hearing
US lawmakers to press intel chiefs on Russia ahead of Comey hearing

A day before Comey's much-anticipated testimony before the Senate intelligence committee, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's prepared remarks were officially released, bringing into public view new details in the Trump-Comey saga.

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  • Ex-FBI Boss Comey Heads To The Senate
Ex-FBI Boss Comey Heads To The Senate

Lawmakers hungry for answers and frustrated by the reticence of national security executives to provide them. The testimony from Comey , who was sacked by Trump last month, puts more pressure on the Republican whose presidency has been overshadowed by allegations that Moscow helped him win last year's election.

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  • Former FBI Director Comey Testifies About Russia Investigation
Former FBI Director Comey Testifies About Russia Investigation

The Republican National Committee's suggestions include that Comey's publicly released opening statement show the former FBI director told President Donald Trump he was not personally under investigation . Then he reported the conversation to his team. The flip side to this poisonous dynamic is that good, competent public servants who value th...

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  • North Carolina governor presses lawmakers to redraw maps now
North Carolina governor presses lawmakers to redraw maps now

They've rigged the system, and it's just wrong", Cooper said at a press conference Wednesday. They also say the courts have not established a timeline for redistricting as Cooper wants to do. The legislature is already in session. Special sessions have run concurrently with regular sessions before, though it is a rare occurrence. Cooper, a form...

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  • N. Korea showing 'great disrespect' to China
N. Korea showing 'great disrespect' to China

Moon says sanctions alone have failed to resolve the growing threat from the North's advancing nuclear and missile program. "Our military is closely monitoring North Korean military and maintaining readiness posture". Japan's prime minister, appearing frustrated at a hastily arranged press conference, said his country simply can not accept North K...

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  • Northwestern to play Georgia Tech in Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Northwestern to play Georgia Tech in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

While fans might see this as a missed opportunity to play a more interesting opponent ( Michigan or Purdue would've been fun) - keep in mind: it's better than playing Maryland again. Keatts was hired on March 17 after three season at UNC-Wilmington where he led the Seahawks to three consecutive Colonial Athletic Association titles and two NC...

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  • Gennett's home run spree ends as Reds beat Cardinals 6-4
Gennett's home run spree ends as Reds beat Cardinals 6-4

Before last night, Gennett had 38 career home runs in five seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds . "It's surreal, man, it really is", Gennett said, wearing backup clothes after the others were whisked away. Wednesday marked the 14th time this season the Cardinals led by two or more runs and lost. He was sailing along through the ...

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  • Supermarket employee kills 3 co-workers, self in store spree
Supermarket employee kills 3 co-workers, self in store spree

This incident comes three days after a "disgruntled" Florida man returned to a business he was sacked from in April, shooting and killing five former coworkers, police said. No customers were inside the Weis Market, which is typically open from 6 a.m.to 11 p.m. State police expected to release more information once the victims' families were notifi...

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  • North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after US drills
North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after US drills

Lee Cheol-woo with the opposition Liberty Korea Party said delaying THAAD is "neglecting the country's duty", while fellow party member Rep. Chung Woo-taik accused the Moon government of undermining the USA alliance, "while taking no measures whatsoever against North Korea's missile launches".

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  • US intelligence chiefs decline to discuss Trump contacts
US intelligence chiefs decline to discuss Trump contacts

In between sometimes testy exchanges, Republican senators, and a couple of Democrats, did ask witnesses about Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. During the hearing, Rogers expressed confidence in the oversight mechanisms for 702 and highlighted a recent case where the NSA chose to shut down the "about" collection process ...

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  • Trump infrastructure push faces cold shoulder from Congress
Trump infrastructure push faces cold shoulder from Congress

Trump said on the campaign trail that he wanted to invest about $1 trillion over a decade to rebuild USA roads, bridges and waterways. Hey, so do we, Democrats said. "America must have the best, fastest and most reliable infrastructure in the world", Trump said, referencing a five-day river shutdown because of damaged lock on the Ohio River.

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  • James Comey testifies before Senate committee
James Comey testifies before Senate committee

Second questions will happen in the closed door session. The New York Times said the White House is on defensive after Comey's testimony was released. The White House initially said Trump fired Comey on the recommendation of the Justice Department , citing as justification a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that criticized Co...

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  • Ex-Penn State officials face sentencing in Sandusky scandal
Ex-Penn State officials face sentencing in Sandusky scandal

Spanier's attorneys, meanwhile, have said they intend to appeal his jury conviction. The sentences stem from the scandal, for which Sandusky is now serving a 30-to -60-year prison sentence. Prosecutor Patrick Schulte said Curley at one point had drawn up a plan to report Sandusky to state authorities, but "something changed after talking to coach...

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  • Comey reveals conversations with President Trump
Comey reveals conversations with President Trump

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, speaking publicly for the first time since he was sacked by President Donald Trump almost a month ago. But Comey's written testimony also lends credence to Trump's assertion that the former FBI director did, in fact, tell him that he was not the subject of a counterintelligence investigation - an...

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  • Top Democrat: Comey statement 'certainly evidence of interference or obstruction'
Top Democrat: Comey statement 'certainly evidence of interference or obstruction'

Comey said Trump had called him on March 30 and said the Russian Federation investigation was like "a cloud" impairing his ability to act on behalf of the country, and asked what the FBI could do to "lift the cloud". Christopher Wray at the Justice Department. "I've never felt pressure to intervene or interfere in any way and shape - with shapi...

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  • Christopher Wray '89 LAW '92 nominated to be Federal Bureau of Investigation director
Christopher Wray '89 LAW '92 nominated to be Federal Bureau of Investigation director

If confirmed by the Senate, he will join the USA federal investigation agency from King & Spalding, a top white collar law firm based in Washington DC and Atlanta, where he works as a criminal defence lawyer. Wray now works on white collar crime at an global law firm. "FBI nominee Wray has solid credentials - now this job will require independe...

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  • Major League Baseball to investigate domestic violence allegations against Addison Russell
Major League Baseball to investigate domestic violence allegations against Addison Russell

Russell married his wife last June. Comments on Melisa's Instagram photo have been turned off. A friend of Melisa Russell alleged in an Instagram comment that Russell "mentally and physically" abused his wife and "hit her in front of Aiden and Mila", Russell's son with Melisa and his daughter through another woman.

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  • Twitter hilariously edits Comey's prepared statement released ahead of Senate intelligence hearing
Twitter hilariously edits Comey's prepared statement released ahead of Senate intelligence hearing

So I think over the course of time, what you're seeing is a president who is now very publicly learning about the way people react to what he considers to be normal New York City conversation. "He's a good guy". Thursday's testimony before the Senate intelligence committee is expected to be his most dramatic yet. Comey writes up the whole excha...

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  • IL governor has second chance to enact automatic voter registration
IL governor has second chance to enact automatic voter registration

Earlier on Wednesday, officials from several public school districts pleaded in the state Capitol for a full state budget, an improved school funding system, and $1.1 billion in state payments that have been delayed due to Illinois' cash crunch.

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  • Redistricting session to begin, but will it be a short run?
Redistricting session to begin, but will it be a short run?

Roy Cooper is pushing Republican state legislators to immediately redraw General Assembly districts, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed that almost 30 House and Senate maps are illegal racial gerrymanders. But Cooper said it's time new boundaries are drawn because the General Assembly has been operating under illegal district lines since...

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  • Why? Nicole Darrington-Clark arrested after fatally stabbing granddaughter
Why? Nicole Darrington-Clark arrested after fatally stabbing granddaughter

Nicole Darrington-Clark, 43, allegedly stabbed her daughter and two granddaughters at their home, killing one of them, then fled. Ray Mendez told KTLA . Her husband, who was still at the Riverside apartment Tuesday, declined to comment. Two days before Christmas that year, Clark stabbed her 14-year-old son at an Inglewood motel and then, as she ...

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  • Trump promises 'first-class' infrastructure system for US
Trump promises 'first-class' infrastructure system for US

During a campaign stop in Wilmington Ohio previous year, Trump said he would redirect billions of dollars in payments to the United Nations to combat climate change and "use that money to invest in America", including replacing the double-decker bridge.

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  • Paul Ryan: Trump asking for Comey's loyalty 'obviously' inappropriate
Paul Ryan: Trump asking for Comey's loyalty 'obviously' inappropriate

Today, James Comey released prepared remarks for his Senate hearing, and people noticed how Comey wrote that he did, in fact, tell President Trump he was not under FBI investigation. Democrats at Thursday's hearing will highlight one of the most stunning revelations of Comey's testimony, his statement that Trump asked him to halt the Federal ...

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  • India rejects Trump charge that it linked Paris climate accord for aid
India rejects Trump charge that it linked Paris climate accord for aid

Point is, no matter what Trump says, his brand of economic nationalism does not represent much of the rest of the country when it comes to climate change and the benefits of the clean energy economy. "We're getting out", Trump said in his Rose Garden speech on Thursday, referring to the accord. "The president made an executive agreement because t...

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  • Comey to Congress: President Trump told me 'I need loyalty'
Comey to Congress: President Trump told me 'I need loyalty'

Former FBI Director James Comey will tell the U.S. Congress on Thursday that President Donald Trump repeatedly urged him to halt a probe into his former national security adviser's ties to Russian Federation and to declare publicly that Trump himself was not being investigated.

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  • Top intelligence officials say little about Trump conversations on Russia
Top intelligence officials say little about Trump conversations on Russia

The members of the Senate Intelligence Committee had one question they asked again and again Wednesday of the country's intelligence chiefs: Did President Trump want you to downplay investigations surrounding Russian Federation? Acting director of the FBI Andrew McCabe refused to answer when asked whether he had talked to Comey , his prede...

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  • Pres. Trump 'asked' intelligence officials to deny existence of Russian Probe
Pres. Trump 'asked' intelligence officials to deny existence of Russian Probe

Current and former intelligence officials view Mr Trump's requests as a bid to tarnish the credibility of the agency leading the Russian Federation investigation. All three spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. "Is that an accurate reporting, Director Coats?" Ultimately, Trump made a decision to nominate Coats, ...

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  • Greg Gianforte Apologizes For Body Slamming Reporter After Winning Election
Greg Gianforte Apologizes For Body Slamming Reporter After Winning Election

Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte will face assault charges soon after he is sworn into office. Mr Gianforte has apologised for the incident in which he is accused of " body slamming " Ben Jacobs who works for the UK's Guardian newspaper.

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  • Comey: Trump asked for 'loyalty', wanted investigation dropped
Comey: Trump asked for 'loyalty', wanted investigation dropped

Comey said the President also asked him to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn , and publicly declare that Trump was not under investigation. "He then said, 'I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". "We're going to have to fight that", Schiff said. Looks like Christmas is comin...

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"Bathroom bill" continues to bedevil Texas politics

The House and Senate blamed each other Sunday for an impasse that could trigger a special session through the failure of a bill to continue the Texas Medical Board , with lawmakers saying Texans' health is at stake. Patrick has said he would use the sunset measure as leverage. "The big difference in Texas is they have been taken seriously". Go...

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