• Intelligence chiefs unsure what can say publicly
Intelligence chiefs unsure what can say publicly

Two top United States intelligence officials on Wednesday testified that they had never been " pressured " to intervene in any investigation, disputing reports that President Trump had asked them to back off a probe into Russian Federation meddling in the election and any collusion by the Trump campaign.

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  • Church Happenings - Week of June 7, 2017
Church Happenings - Week of June 7, 2017

Pastor Phil and Marlen Hillier. Refreshments will be served each night. - 85th anniversary: White Oak Baptist Church , 310 Memorial Drive, celebrates during the 10:45 a.m. The public is invited. - Cookbooks: Last 15 available from Lyerly United Methodist Church , P.O. Box 152, Lyerly, GA 30730. For ages 4 through fourth-grade graduates.

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  • Sheriff: Explosion at Wisconsin plant kills at least 1
Sheriff: Explosion at Wisconsin plant kills at least 1

UPDATE: Authorities say a third body has been recovered from the debris of an exploded corn mill in southern Wisconsin . The blast leveled the corn milling structure at the Didion complex in Columbia, a village of about 770 residents roughly 45 miles northeast of Madison.

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  • Cards, Cats begin Super Regional series
Cards, Cats begin Super Regional series

United Kingdom closed the NCAA Regional with three straight wins defeating IN on Sunday afternoon and knocking off NC State on Sunday night to setup the Monday night finale. "It showed up, unfortunately, a tick too late". Kentucky will be facing an elimination game for the fourth time in the last six days. UK Coach Nick Mingione will send his...

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  • James Comey has his high noon moment before Senate
James Comey has his high noon moment before Senate

Thursday, defending his father and blasting Comey , the man his father fired last month. Trump tweeted in his first comments since Comey appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. The hearing unfolded amid intense political interest, and within a remarkable political context as Comey delivered detrimental testimony abou...

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  • Watch Two Republican Men Shush Kamala Harris in a Senate Hearing
Watch Two Republican Men Shush Kamala Harris in a Senate Hearing

But first, let's contextualize the moment itself. Harris was pressing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over whether he would sign a letter to give Special Counsel Robert Mueller full independence from the Justice Department in his probe, which would have the same effect as a letter issued for then-Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald in t...

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  • Kansas man accused of hate crime in death of Indian citizen
Kansas man accused of hate crime in death of Indian citizen

In an indictment filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas , Purinton is charged with two hate crimes - killing Kuchibhotla and attempting to kill Madasani. Hate itself is not a crime and the FBI is mindful in protecting people's freedom of speech and other civil liberties, but if investigators find a murder or violence ...

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  • Texas grand jury indicts deputy, husband in death of man
Texas grand jury indicts deputy, husband in death of man

A grand jury indicted a Texas sheriff's deputy, Chauna Thompson , and her husband, Terry, for murder in a fight that led to a man's death at a Denny's. Twelve employees of a voter mobilization group are facing criminal charges accusing them of submitting fraudulent or fake voter registration applications in IN past year.

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  • Early season heat wave kicks off this weekend
Early season heat wave kicks off this weekend

Temperatures will peak around 95 degrees Saturday and Sunday , which will be nearly near record highs for the Omaha area, according to the National Weather Service office in Valley. Today , it will be sunny with a high near 83, the weather service said. Friday night , expect mostly clear skies with a low of 68, according to the weather se...

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  • Family warns of 'dry drowning' after son dies days after swimming
Family warns of 'dry drowning' after son dies days after swimming

A funeral for Frankie has been set for this Saturday. The next night, Frankie began to vomit and have diarrhea. Frankie's mother, Tara , said paramedics and doctors made attempts to save her son. " Dry drowning is when someone takes a small amount of water in their mouth or nose, and it causes their airway to spasm and close up", he s...

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  • Trump declares 'total vindication' in tweet on Comey
Trump declares 'total vindication' in tweet on Comey

USA law enforcement officials said Comey had discussed his testimony with Mueller's investigative team to ensure it did not interfere with the special counsel's probe. The recordings could possibly become central to the multiple concurring investigations surrounding Russian meddling in the election and possible collusion by members of the Trump...

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  • Senate GOP paves way for ObamaCare repeal bill
Senate GOP paves way for ObamaCare repeal bill

So Senate Republicans were not busying themselves pushing through legislation that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (colloquially known as Obamacare) during Comey's highly-anticipated testimony, which was his first public appearance since he was sacked by President Donald Trump on 9 May 2017.

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  • La. lawmakers kick off special session by taking a long weekend
La. lawmakers kick off special session by taking a long weekend

As the regular session clock expired, Governor John Bel Edwards had a few choice words for leaders of the House. The Senate, backed by Edwards and House Democrats, wants to spend all available dollars, saying otherwise they'd have to make unnecessary and harmful cuts to critical state services.

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  • Trump's legal team to file complaint on Comey
Trump's legal team to file complaint on Comey

Trump's lawyer disputed that, saying the president never directed or suggested that Comey stop investigating anyone. "Frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said - and some of the things that he said just weren't true", Trump said in his first on-camera remarks following Comey's testimony.

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  • Diplomatic dispute deepens between Arab states and Qatar
Diplomatic dispute deepens between Arab states and Qatar

Residents with bookings on QR flights will be required to visit the website to make alternative travel arrangements. In a statement released by its London embassy, the UAE accused Qatar of supporting, funding and hosting terrorist organisations including Isis (widely known in the Gulf states as Daesh), Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.

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  • Legislature overrides governor's veto
Legislature overrides governor's veto

The House put together a coalition to complete an override of the governor's veto, striking that bell by a modest four-vote margin - 88-31. The GOP dominates the House numerically 85-40 over Democrats . Loomis said although the state had been becoming more and more conservative over time, 2010 was a significant election. "We got the property tax d...

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  • Comey's Passion Play: The Former FBI Director Should Have Resigned
Comey's Passion Play: The Former FBI Director Should Have Resigned

Disseminating unclassified information is generally not considered leaking and the President did not assert executive privilege over Comey's testimony . Shortly after Comey's testimony ended on Thursday, Kasowitz said Trump felt vindicated in an (error-filled) written statement . "I was honestly concerned he might lie about the nature of our ...

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  • Spicer: Trump's Tweets Are 'Official Statements By The President'
Spicer: Trump's Tweets Are 'Official Statements By The President'

It's him speaking directly to the people, without any filters like prepared text, media commentary or even staff input. The tweets do more than simply distract from the administration's attempts to highlight Trump's policies. "I think it's frankly refreshing". In recent days, White House officials have downplayed the importance of Trump's t...

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  • Putin: 'It wouldn't make sense for us to interfere' in United States election
Putin: 'It wouldn't make sense for us to interfere' in United States election

Flynn has declined to testify to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee about his Russian ties, invoking his constitutional right to avoid self-incrimination. And I got up and left.That's it. He was involved in some things. "You and I, you and I personally, have a much closer relationship than I had with Mr.

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  • Intel officials refuse to answer questions on Trump and Russia
Intel officials refuse to answer questions on Trump and Russia

Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency , to publicly intervene in the pushback to the Russian Federation scandal, and those reports were advanced yesterday morning with evidence that the president also encouraged Coats to intervene with the Federal Bureau of Investigation - which is the crime that forced Richard Nixon'...

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  • Politico symposium on the Comey hearing
Politico symposium on the Comey hearing

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, said in a statement: "Former FBI Director Comey's written testimony confirms a host of troubling allegations concerning the President's conduct". Trump supporters agree neither Trump nor Comey ... However, in refusing to state whether or not the Federal Bureau of Investiga...

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  • Americans to Congress: Don't touch Medicaid funding
Americans to Congress: Don't touch Medicaid funding

Richard Burr, R-N.C., told a local TV station on Thursday. Other elements of the House bill with environmental health implications that differ from the Senate language include continued funding for the FerryMon program, which uses state ferries to test water quality in the Neuse and Pamlico rivers, along with Pamlico Sound estuary.

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  • Polanski's victim to play supporting role for him in court
Polanski's victim to play supporting role for him in court

If a judge were to drop the warrant for Polanski, 83, it would end a almost four-decade effort by authorities to have the director extradited. Geimer , director Roman Polanski's sexual assault victim, asked a judge Friday to end the 40-year-old case against the fugitive director.

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  • The struggle is real for Katy Perry
The struggle is real for Katy Perry

Katy Perry just can't stop talking about her feud with Taylor Swift these days. But the timing of Swift's return to streaming services raises eyebrows - her music went online at the exact moment that fellow pop mega-star Katy Perry released her new album " Witness ".

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  • President Trump Willing To Testify Under Oath On Comey
President Trump Willing To Testify Under Oath On Comey

Asked if he would speak to the issue under oath, Trump said: "100 percent". President Donald Trump's private lawyer plans to file a complaint against former FBI Director James Comey with the Senate judiciary committee and Justice Department Inspector General for leaking memos according to reports.

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  • Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after UK election
Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after UK election

Following a hung parliament in the snap election she called, Mrs May said she would form a minority government to deliver Brexit. A spokesman for Mrs Merkel had previously refused to be drawn on the issue out of "politeness and respect" while the process of forming a new United Kingdom government was under way.

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  • Nikki Haley: Trump Does Believe in Climate Change, Humans' Role In It
Nikki Haley: Trump Does Believe in Climate Change, Humans' Role In It

She also said Trump knows the U.S. has to be "responsible" with climate change . Opponents, including the Dakota Resource Council say the president's actions are harmful to the climate change movement. "Just because the USA got out of a club doesn't mean we aren't going to care about the environment", she said. The statement says: "The...

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  • Sen. McCain: Diamondbacks to blame for confusing questions to Comey
Sen. McCain: Diamondbacks to blame for confusing questions to Comey

Trump. But McCain said that there were "a whole lot of questions remaining about what went on, particularly considering the fact that, as you mentioned, it was a "big deal" as to what went on during the campaign". presidential election). The conversations related to investigations the bureau had into Trump campaign links to Russian Federation...

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  • Comey testimony: Donald Trump Jr. decries 'one big witch hunt'
Comey testimony: Donald Trump Jr. decries 'one big witch hunt'

The testimony of former FBI Director James Comey , delivered under oath , is the most damning revelation he made in his highly anticipated appearance in front of the U.S. Comey had written. "If that's right, those are pretty serious issues legally and or politically", he said. Comey said he felt he needed to get his account of his conve...

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  • President Trump keeps up criticism of Germany
President Trump keeps up criticism of Germany

Trump is right - in 2016 the USA trade gap with Germany was $67.8 billion, the second largest in the world. Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel followed her and blasted the USA, saying the Trump administration's "short-sighted policies.

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  • Trump claims 'complete vindication' after Comey testimony
Trump claims 'complete vindication' after Comey testimony

Comey remembered the president saying , "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go". "That concerned me because that language tracked how the campaign was talking about the FBI's work and that's concerning", he said . Mueller and several congressional committees are investigating what US intelligence agencies have concluded was ef...

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  • It's 15 years in jail for Qatar sympathisers in UAE
It's 15 years in jail for Qatar sympathisers in UAE

The Gulf countries have ordered their citizens out of Qatar and gave Qataris overseas 14 days to return home. Trump's call to the Qatari emir comes a day after the President spoke by telephone with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdelaziz and expressed to him the importance of unity against terrorism in the Persian Gulf.

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  • 18-wheeler reported as stolen leads chase to fiery crash
18-wheeler reported as stolen leads chase to fiery crash

A major interstate in Arlington has re-opened after a standoff between police and the driver of a semi-truck who hit several vehicles then instigated a high-speed chase that ended in a fiery crash. The driver was transported to an area hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. When officers attempted to pull the truck over...

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  • Blockade against Qatar 'hindering' planning for long-term operation
Blockade against Qatar 'hindering' planning for long-term operation

The list included Youssef El-Qaradawi, the 90-year-old Egyptian-Qatari scholar and spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood organization, which has been designated a terrorist organization by Egypt, UAE and Saudi Arabia. With supply chains disrupted and anxiety mounting about deepening economic turbulence, banks and firms in Gulf Arab states we...

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  • Heritage praises Trump's plans for air traffic control
Heritage praises Trump's plans for air traffic control

The proposal outlined criteria that the new entity must meet to oversee US air traffic control, including safety, national security, AND cybersecurity. For air-traffic controlling purposes, the FAA divides the skies into three altitude levels; air traffic controllers based in New Hampshire have a hand in all three, according to a 2015 FAA tally on ...

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