• Cleveland Cavaliers top Golden State Warriors to stay alive in NBA finals
Cleveland Cavaliers top Golden State Warriors to stay alive in NBA finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors on Friday in a 137-116 game, and it's impossible to even count how many things happened that were just absurd. But I thought I heard the PA announcer say that it was on Draymond. "I didn't stress anything besides live in the moment". Stephen Curry was limited to 14 points on 4-of-13 ...

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  • Angus King: 'Ridiculous, Disappointing' Intel Chiefs Refused to Answer Questions
Angus King: 'Ridiculous, Disappointing' Intel Chiefs Refused to Answer Questions

The top US intelligence official told associates in March that President Donald Trump asked him if he could assist in getting former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of its Russian Federation probe, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

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  • Iran Arrests 41 Suspects over Tehran Attacks
Iran Arrests 41 Suspects over Tehran Attacks

The attacks have been claimed by Islamic State but Iranian hardliners believe that Saudi Arabia was behind the attacks. Crowds gathered on the streets of the Iranian capital to shout slogans against the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel on Friday, while reaching out to touch coffins wrapped in flags and covered in flowers.

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  • Top intelligence officials deny receiving pressure from US President Donald Trump
Top intelligence officials deny receiving pressure from US President Donald Trump

The Post reported that Coats told associates that Trump asked him whether he could persuade former FBI Director James Comey to ease off an investigation into the former national security advisor. But not surprisingly, numerous questions were about President Trump. Coats is among a number of top United States national security officials ...

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  • Intelligence chiefs won't say if Trump asked them to downplay Russia probe
Intelligence chiefs won't say if Trump asked them to downplay Russia probe

Before senators get to questions on whether Trump pressured Comey to kill his investigation of former National Security Michael Flynn , they're going to dig in on whether Trump pressured Coats and Rogers to rebut Comey. This appeared to frustrate some members of the committee, who asked why Mueller's questions would be answered when they, as...

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  • 5 things to watch: Coats, Rogers, McCabe and Rosenstein testify
5 things to watch: Coats, Rogers, McCabe and Rosenstein testify

Coats is testifying before the Senate intelligence committee Wednesday morning. Coats, however, denied to the Senate intelligence committee Wednesday morning that he ever "felt pressured to intervene in the Russian Federation investigation in any way".

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  • Michelle Carter text message
Michelle Carter text message

Even though they only met three times in total, Carter sent strings of consoling text messages to Lynn Roy after Conrad's death. The indictment says: "Her counsel took the form of positive direction, where she told him that he was "strong" enough to execute the suicide plan, and that he would be happy once he was dead - with Carter sa...

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  • Waiting for Trump to decide about the climate deal
Waiting for Trump to decide about the climate deal

A summit of G-7 leaders in Sicily wrapped up on Saturday with the USA digging in its heels on efforts to curb climate change that Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama , signed up to in 2015, according to three officials from member delegations who cited a draft of the concluding statement.

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  • US intelligence chiefs decline to comment on Trump inquiry
US intelligence chiefs decline to comment on Trump inquiry

After Coats said that he didn't want to publicly share private conversations - which is the comment he gave the Post - and that he felt it wasn't appropriate to discuss openly, McCain remarked again how this is all so odd. Rogers said he was yet to receive a definitive answer. Coats made a blanket statement about investigations, but would n...

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  • Portland mother to Trump: Condemn acts of hate
Portland mother to Trump: Condemn acts of hate

Three other men on the train intervened before police say Christian attacked them, killing two and wounding one. You've got no safe place. Standing behind glass partitions in the defendant's area, he continued: "Death to the enemies of America.

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  • Trump won't say if Comey conversations were taped
Trump won't say if Comey conversations were taped

President Donald Trump has denied most of the testimony of James Comey , the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, promising to testify if asked, on oath. "In the main, it was not true", Comey said of the article, which contained details about Trump associates having "repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in th...

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  • Trump talks infrastructure in Cincinnati
Trump talks infrastructure in Cincinnati

Hamilton County , though, which covers the Cincinnati metro area, was one of eight OH counties that preferred Clinton to Trump on Election Day - by 10 percentage points. His state accepted a deal with the federal government to expand access in return for additional aid. "Deductibles have gone insane, the costs of the plans have gone insane, and w...

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  • UK Police Seek Clues from Pink Knives Used in London Bridge Attack
UK Police Seek Clues from Pink Knives Used in London Bridge Attack

The attempted truck hire failed because Butt failed to provide payment details. In Berlin, Anis Amri rammed into a Christmas market, killing 12. Two British counter-terrorism sources told CNN that the arrest was part of an effort by British police and the MI5 intelligence agency to take known Islamist extremists "off the streets" by going after t...

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  • First Amendment Group Threatens to Sue Trump for Blocking Twitter Trolls
First Amendment Group Threatens to Sue Trump for Blocking Twitter Trolls

The point of @RealPressSecBot isn't just to call attention to the ridiculousness of nearly everything Trump tweets, but to emphasize that a president's words matter. However, apart from praises and accusations there was nearly nothing of effect that the president tweeted about. The work of defending President Donald Trump in the media is not ...

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  • Supermarket Killer Detailed His Plans Online
Supermarket Killer Detailed His Plans Online

Thursday. He also posted a video , recorded May 11, describing his attack plans in details, including how he would block the doors, who would be working that night and the importance of making sure the killings were caught on surveillance video.

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  • President Trump Blasts James Comey for 'Lies,' Declares 'Total and Complete Vindication'
President Trump Blasts James Comey for 'Lies,' Declares 'Total and Complete Vindication'

Comey, who was sacked by Trump on May 9, repeatedly stated that Trump has lied in his accounts of their interactions. Comey did not drop the Flynn investigation and was later fired as FBI director by Trump. But after Trump fired Comey in May, the president tweeted: "Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he star...

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  • US Media Reports of No Evidence of Kushner, Trump Campaign Misdeeds
US Media Reports of No Evidence of Kushner, Trump Campaign Misdeeds

That trails the records of Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, who had each nominated about twice as many people by this point in the first year of their first terms. Spicer's evasion comes as the White House is said to be considering revamping its communications strategy, possibly by having cabinet secretaries hold more on-camera ...

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  • 'Too Much': Majority Of Voters Want The President Off Twitter
'Too Much': Majority Of Voters Want The President Off Twitter

The point of @ RealPressSecBot isn't just to call attention to the ridiculousness of nearly everything Trump tweets , but to emphasize that a president's words matter. Staffers have already been let go or encouraged to resign. "But he testified under oath and I do believe that he's an individual of integrity who would not deliberately lie under...

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  • Trump and Paris climate change accord
Trump and Paris climate change accord

Trump last week rejected the Paris climate change agreement, calling it "unfair at the highest level to the United States". In the past, Trump has called climate change a hoax despite most of the world having acknowledged it for more than a decade.

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  • Oldest Trump son fires off 80-plus tweets in support of dad
Oldest Trump son fires off 80-plus tweets in support of dad

Both of these statements can't be true. It seems that no matter how many ridiculous tweets he makes, whether it be regarding the administration's controversial travel ban , "fake news" or undocumented immigrants, few people in his administration can temper his tantrum.

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  • US May Expand Laptop Policy to Flights From 71 More Airports
US May Expand Laptop Policy to Flights From 71 More Airports

Extending the ban to all European airports that directly serve U.S. airports would affect almost 400 flights a day and cover 30 million travelers and pose major logistical challenges, airlines and security officials say. Two citizens were returning from Canada. This year a NASA engineer, and a USA citizen, was pulled aside after coming back from ...

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  • I would '100 percent' be willing to testify about Comey under oath
I would '100 percent' be willing to testify about Comey under oath

Shortly after Comey's testimony ended on Thursday, Kasowitz said Trump felt vindicated in an (error-filled) written statement . "It doesn't make sense". "We were very, very happy and, frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said". "I knew there might come a day when I would need a record of what had happened, not just to def...

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  • Comey's Testimony Suggests Bill Clinton May Have Cost Hillary the Election
Comey's Testimony Suggests Bill Clinton May Have Cost Hillary the Election

He was responding to a Republican senator's question of whether the Lynch-Clinton meeting - in the midst of the FBI's investigation into Clinton's private email server - had influenced Comey's decision to call the press conference in which he called her and her associates were "extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly clas...

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  • LeBron James not faulting Warriors for building powerhouse team
LeBron James not faulting Warriors for building powerhouse team

They need another one, starting Friday night in Game 4 of the NBA Finals . Warriors to take the championship by 6. Kerr acknowledged as much in his halftime speech to his team which was shown on the national broadcast. "And for that to go in was just liberating". "Draymond got a tech, he gathered, got it back together, we moved on". It p...

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  • Intel Officials Won't Publicly Testify On Private Trump Talks
Intel Officials Won't Publicly Testify On Private Trump Talks

DETROW: Not quite because Mike Rogers said something similar, saying, I've never been directed to do anything illegal , immoral, inappropriate, and I don't recall feeling pressure to do so. "Then why are you not answering our questions?" Top intelligence officials in the U.S. government have taken a bunker mentality when it comes to the inve...

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  • House Intelligence Committee requests Comey's Trump meeting notes, White House tapes
House Intelligence Committee requests Comey's Trump meeting notes, White House tapes

Under questioning, Comey admitted he asked a friend to share one of his memos with a reporter, in the hopes of forcing the appointment of a special counsel to lead the Russian Federation investigation. In written and oral testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey provided an explosive account of an attempted cover-up by the presiden...

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  • Intel chiefs won't say if Trump asked them to intervene in investigations
Intel chiefs won't say if Trump asked them to intervene in investigations

Trump , according to the Post's account, complained to Coats and Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo about Comey's handling of the Russian Federation probe. Such refusals by intelligence officials are not uncommon - simply because they do not want to make public information that might aid our enemies. The hearing brought four seni...

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  • John McCain explains his confounding line of questioning during James Comey's testimony
John McCain explains his confounding line of questioning during James Comey's testimony

Back in campaign season, former President Bill Clinton and former attorney general Lynch raised eyebrows with their unconventional meeting on a tarmac in Phoenix, Ariz. John McCain- Did you know that racecar spelled backwards is racecar and I like cheese? • Comey says the White House lied about Flynn: When Donald Trump fired Comey , t...

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  • Theresa May pushed to resign after vote crash in United Kingdom elections
Theresa May pushed to resign after vote crash in United Kingdom elections

German conservative Markus Ferber, an European Union lawmaker involved in discussions on access to European Union markets for Britain's financial sector, was scathing: "This is the second time within a year that a huge gamble taken by a British prime minister backfired spectacularly", he said .

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  • White House, intel chiefs want to make internet spying law permanent
White House, intel chiefs want to make internet spying law permanent

Intelligence Director Coats said it was not feasible for the NSA to provide an estimate of the number of Americans whose communications are ensnared incidentally under Section 702. But Richard Burr, a Republican who is the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, said he supports the law's reauthorization, calling it "exceptionally critical".

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  • Trump says '100 percent' ready to testify under oath
Trump says '100 percent' ready to testify under oath

A group of lawyers in the US has threatened legal action against Donald Trump for blocking users on his Twitter account, alleging that the action of the President violates the First Amendment of the US Constitution. Trump's personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz said the president "never told Mr Comey "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty" in form or substa...

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  • Girls soccer team disqualified from tournament over gender
Girls soccer team disqualified from tournament over gender

Eight-year-old Mili Hernandez told KMTV-TV the team was kicked out because organizers assumed from her short haircut that she was a boy. "The president of the tournament said that we made our decision and we wouldn't change it". He told WOWT 6 News: "It's what she likes". However, we should probably mention the officials also have an at...

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  • USA lawmakers press intelligence chiefs on Russian Federation ahead of Comey hearing
USA lawmakers press intelligence chiefs on Russian Federation ahead of Comey hearing

The Washington Post reported on May 22 that Trump had asked the officials to help push back against the FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and Moscow, citing current and former officials. When pressured on whether they would answer questions on those conversations in a closed, classified hearing later Wednesday,...

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  • London Bridge attacker Khuram Butt had argued with anti-extremist Muslims
London Bridge attacker Khuram Butt had argued with anti-extremist Muslims

British police said Zaghba had not been a subject of interest for them or the MI5 domestic intelligence agency. "However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned, and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly", police said.

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  • Hawaii Becomes First State to Pass Legislation Supporting Paris Agreement
Hawaii Becomes First State to Pass Legislation Supporting Paris Agreement

The US decision to withdraw from the groundbreaking Paris Agreement on climate change has been unnerving to many, including a large number of Indian American organizations. Shortly after the announcement , several major U.S. cities, as well as governors of the states of California, New York, and Washington indicated they would abide by the Agree...

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