• Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

New questions about Sessions emerged last week, after former FBI Director James Comey said he and other leaders at the agency had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did so - and that the reasons behind that thinking are classified.

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  • McCain slams Pentagon for Afghan policy delay
McCain slams Pentagon for Afghan policy delay

Testifying Monday night before the House Armed Services Committee , Mattis took aim at lawmakers for repeatedly approving short-term spending measures that provide too little money and lack the authority the service branches need to prepare their troops for the battlefield.

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  • Officer who killed black motorist to take the stand
Officer who killed black motorist to take the stand

Paul suburb of Falcon Heights in July 2015. That witness, also a former officer and police use-of-force expert, testified that Yanez's decision to shoot Castile was "objectively unreasonable". Engh said the police dashboard camera video of the stop showed Castile ignored two commands to avoid reaching for or pulling out his gun. On the squad ...

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  • An 'appalling and detestable lie': Sessions forcefully denies colluding with Russians
An 'appalling and detestable lie': Sessions forcefully denies colluding with Russians

Comey's recent testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum", wrote Sessions. Sessions may be under a further cloud after Comey suggested the attorney general may have failed to take appropriate steps to protect the Federal Bureau of Invest...

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  • Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap
Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap

While the president's travels might not have merited much attention in the nation's capital, there was at least one sign that he was breaking through in a state that he narrowly won over Democrat Hillary Clinton past year with the help of blue-collar workers: The local affiliate broke away from NBC's live coverage of the testy Sessions hearing to s...

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  • Bill Cosby Jury Drills Down on His Deposition Testimony
Bill Cosby Jury Drills Down on His Deposition Testimony

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele opened his closing argument Monday afternoon with a quote from Cosby's 2005 deposition, about drugs he gave to Constand. Cosby's lawyer has said the two were lovers sharing a consensual sexual encounter. The sole witness for the defense was the detective who led the 2005 investigation, Richard Scha...

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  • US warns Beijing over militarisation of South China Sea islands
US warns Beijing over militarisation of South China Sea islands

Russia , who historically is often a deciding factor in security council votes, condemned DPRK behavior, but not without voicing continued disapproval of U.S. Pyongyang conducted the most recent ballistic missile test on May 29, its ninth of the year so far, although it is banned under previous United Nations resolutions from testing nuclear we...

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  • The questions that could determine Sessions' fate
The questions that could determine Sessions' fate

Comey's recent testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence", Sessions said in a statement Saturday, "it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum". Comey also testified that later, he implored "the attorney general to prevent any future direct communication between the president and...

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  • Democrat promises to grill Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Comey firing
Democrat promises to grill Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Comey firing

Sessions is especially important to the case because as the attorney general , he was Comey's boss, and because Comey testified "the attorney general lingered by my chair, but the president thanked him and said he wanted to speak only with me".

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  • North Korea releases US student Otto Warmbier
North Korea releases US student Otto Warmbier

His parents told the Washington Post newspaper their son is in a coma and has been for over a year. Pyongyang had gone quiet about Warmbier since his sentencing in March 2016, until earlier this month, when North Korean representatives reportedly contacted the USA, saying he was in a coma.

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  • McCain Tries to Save Face Regarding Leadership Quote
McCain Tries to Save Face Regarding Leadership Quote

Recently, Trump took shots at London Mayor Sadiq Khan after a terror attack in that city killed eight people. In an interview with The Guardian on Sunday, McCain noted that Obama was a better leader for America than Trump and lamented the unfavorable lens through which much of the world is now viewing the United States.

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate panel on Russian Federation probe
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate panel on Russian Federation probe

The Senate intelligence committee will grill Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday afternoon, just as a slew of new questions about him have bubbled to the top of the Russian Federation probes. Comey testified in public and then met with the committee in a closed session to discuss matters touching on classified information. Sessions ...

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  • Rolling Stone, fraternity agree to settle rape story lawsuit
Rolling Stone, fraternity agree to settle rape story lawsuit

Rolling Stone has settled a lawsuit with the University of Virginia fraternity whose members were falsely accused of raping a female student in a November 2014 article, The Daily Caller has learned. Rolling Stone representatives declined comment except to say the settlement had just been reached and has not yet been entered in court. The arti...

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  • US attorney general to face questions on Comey firing, Russia
US attorney general to face questions on Comey firing, Russia

Comey said he asked Sessions to "prevent any future direct communication between the president and me" after an uncomfortable encounter before his firing. Despite reports of friction between Mr. Trump and his attorney general, Mr. Spicer said the president is looking forward to the testimony. "He did not reply".

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  • Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey amid gulf crisis
Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey amid gulf crisis

Tillerson , speaking at the State Department , said the us would help support efforts to mediate the crisis, along with Kuwait - another Gulf country that has stepped up to try to broker a resolution. It is the U.S. Air Force's largest base in the region. "For Qatar, we want you back among the unity of responsible nations", Trump said at the W...

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions Offers To Testify To Intelligence Panel
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Offers To Testify To Intelligence Panel

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is preparing for sharp questions from his former Senate colleagues about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump.

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  • 2 corrections officers killed in Putnam County
2 corrections officers killed in Putnam County

Deal said of the officers: "The selflessness and courage of these two courageous souls will not be forgotten, nor will their sacrifice and service". Authorities say the men are extremely unsafe and shouldn't be approached. Putnam County, Georgia is located about 3.5 hours away from Beaufort County, between Atlanta, Augusta and Macon. Authorit...

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  • Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'
Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

The effort to hide draft legislation of the American Health Care Act is one of the most striking signs yet that Republicans are keenly aware of how explosive the proposal is among the American public. Sixteen out of the 20 Republican House members that voted against the AHCA are in states that saw drastic increases in the number of opioid-rel...

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  • Trimming monument in Utah pleases Republicans, angers tribes
Trimming monument in Utah pleases Republicans, angers tribes

Zinke also recommended that tribes be allowed to co-manage "cultural areas" within the resized monument - a nod to Native Americans who had lobbied for protections for the territory - and that Congress review conservation policies in the area.

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  • Haley: 'President Trump believes the climate is changing'
Haley: 'President Trump believes the climate is changing'

Trump and Pruitt have both tossed off begrudging acknowledgements of climate change, while still ravaging American attempts to do anything about it. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement on June 1 was terribly misguided, and his justification for doing so was misleading and untruthf...

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  • Kourtney Kardashian Hits Miami Beach in High-Waisted White Swimsuit
Kourtney Kardashian Hits Miami Beach in High-Waisted White Swimsuit

She's hesitant to allow her kids to spend time with their dad. According to Hollywood Life , Kourtney Kardashian has moved passed being angry with Scott Disick for his hard partying ways, but she is very anxious that the behavior could hurt Scott and their three children.

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  • Ex-Penn State president will serve 2-month jail sentence
Ex-Penn State president will serve 2-month jail sentence

Former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Senior Vice President of Finance Gary Schultz were also sentenced Friday. Former Penn State vice president Gary Schulz will also serve two months. Instead, Boccabella noted, Spanier, Curley and Schultz chose to do nothing. Paterno "could have made that phone call without so much as g...

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  • Trump to push Obamacare repeal in lunch with senators
Trump to push Obamacare repeal in lunch with senators

They also seem to undercut efforts by Senate conservatives to impose restrictions in their chamber's legislation, such as curbing the Medicaid health care program for the poor and limiting the services insurers must cover. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), an attendee of the thrice weekly health care working group meetings, said that it is "not a good p...

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  • Sessions is appearing before Senate Intel Committee: What could happen?
Sessions is appearing before Senate Intel Committee: What could happen?

The agency's response comes as Trump has been coy about whether any tapes exist of his private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey . His hunch was apparently correct, as the very next day former FBI director Bob Mueller was appointed to be a special counsel overseeing the investigation.

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  • Castile jury re-watches videos of fatal stop
Castile jury re-watches videos of fatal stop

Gray said prosecutors were taking the statements out of context. "He wasn't even close to being sure", he said. Leary III defined culpable negligence in his jury instructions as "intentional conduct that the defendant may not have meant to be harmful, but that an ordinary and reasonable prudent person would recognize as involving a strong proba...

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  • One Year Later, Victims of Pulse Nightclub Shooting Remembered
One Year Later, Victims of Pulse Nightclub Shooting Remembered

Religious protesters picketed outside the Pulse nightclub where a remembrance ceremony was held in Orlando, Florida , on June 12 ( video below). Located on the corner of Magnolia Avenue and Jackson Street, the church has been a part of Orlando's community for decades.

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  • Suspected North Korean drone photographed US missile defense system
Suspected North Korean drone photographed US missile defense system

The first elements of THAAD was deployed in March after North Korea fired a salvo of four extended-range Scud missiles into the East Sea/Sea of Japan during a military drill. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon is set to meet Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam on Wednesday to exchange ideas on comprehensive agendas suc...

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  • Jeff Sessions Testifies in Senate Intelligence Hearing
Jeff Sessions Testifies in Senate Intelligence Hearing

Under Justice Department regulations created to ensure a measure of independence for the special counsel , Rosenstein may only fire Mueller for "good cause". Firing Mueller would be a politically explosive move that would raise new questions about Trump, whose abrupt dismissal of Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director generated accusa...

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  • Officer shot, suspect killed during burglary call in Jerseyville
Officer shot, suspect killed during burglary call in Jerseyville

It happened around 1 a.m. when police responded to a burglary alarm call at D.J.'s Bar and Grill on W. Prairie Street. The officer was wearing a bullet resistant vest and was hit several times in the vest, Blackorby said. Louis Post Dispatch reported. Sergeant Danny Green (right) speaks with an Illinois State Police investigator Tuesday mornin...

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  • Suspected North Korea drone took photos of US missile-defense site
Suspected North Korea drone took photos of US missile-defense site

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system, which is created to intercept and destroy ballistic missiles, is being deployed in Seongju in order to protect South Korea from Pyongyang's growing threats. China also opposes the deployment because it worries that THAAD's powerful radar system can peer into its own territory. N...

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  • Golden State Warriors win the NBA Finals
Golden State Warriors win the NBA Finals

James did all he could during the Finals but even with him averaging a triple-double the Cavaliers , who lost the best-of-seven series in five games, were no match for a Warriors team with an embarrassment of riches. "She's seen me as a kid putting in work". "I've been so lucky to be part of so many championship teams as a player and now as a ...

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  • US Federal States, Cities Commit to Upholding Paris Agreement
US Federal States, Cities Commit to Upholding Paris Agreement

While acknowledging that Trump's ending of U.S. financing for developing countries affected by climate change was an important setback, he said France and other countries were looking at ways of compensating through multilateral development banks.

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  • Flag Day events planned at The View, Minot State University
Flag Day events planned at The View, Minot State University

The American Legion has been performing the Ceremony for the Disposal of Unserviceable Flags since 1937, though "Flag Code", the set of rules for civilian flag courtesy, was formulated in 1923 by the National Flag Conference. The town had taken care to place American flags on all of the downtown poles in observance of the upcoming summer holiday se...

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  • House Intelligence Committee Asks White House Counsel if Trump/Comey Recordings Exist
House Intelligence Committee Asks White House Counsel if Trump/Comey Recordings Exist

He portrayed Trump as a chief executive dismissive of the FBI's independence and made clear that he interpreted Trump's request to end an investigation into his former national security adviser as an order coming from the president. The House Intelligence Committee Friday requested that the White House provide any tape recordings, if they e...

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  • Wes: First Alert for more lightning producers Tuesday afternoon
Wes: First Alert for more lightning producers Tuesday afternoon

It will do so by shifting our winds from the east, a breeze that directly comes off the cooler water of the Atlantic. It's also a good idea to take occasional breaks in the AC or at least in the shade. A few widely scattered showers and storms possible in the afternoon. Low temperatures in the upper 60s. Winds out of the south will remain up to 9 m...

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