• Trump's communications director set to leave White House: Trump adviser
Trump's communications director set to leave White House: Trump adviser

Spicer discussed ongoing possible connections to Jared Kushner and Russians, the president's global trip, and other topics. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer claims that "a small group of people know exactly" what President Donald Trump meant when Trump posted a seemingly unintelligible tweet early Wednesday morning.

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  • Richard Rojas Charged With Murder After Plowing Car Through Times Square
Richard Rojas Charged With Murder After Plowing Car Through Times Square

Before plowing into steel security barriers and coming to a stop, the vehicle struck almost two dozen people in crowded Times Square , a daily magnet for thousands of tourists. According to the arrest report, Rojas said the cabbie had disrespected him by trying to charge too much. They said he also told police they should have shot him.

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  • Top Trump aide exits as wider White House overhaul expected
Top Trump aide exits as wider White House overhaul expected

He added that Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster have both discussed that "in general terms, back channels are an appropriate part of diplomacy". Dubke's departure comes amid White House plans for a larger strategic communications shake-up to tackle allegations involving collusion between Trump...

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  • Kellyanne Conway Addresses Kushner Reports: Backchannels Are 'Regular Course of Business'
Kellyanne Conway Addresses Kushner Reports: Backchannels Are 'Regular Course of Business'

Thursday: NBC News reported that Kushner is a subject of particular scrutiny in the FBI's ongoing Russian Federation probe. Even as he did not directly answer questions from reporters, Spicer nearly seemed to confirm stories that Kushner had sought a secret communications channel with Moscow during the transition.

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  • Fuel tanker fire melts RTD light rail tracks, shuts down lines
Fuel tanker fire melts RTD light rail tracks, shuts down lines

Northbound and southbound lanes were closed as of 12 p.m. today. The agency described the miles-long backups on the highway as "epic". E-470 was waiving tolls in response to the I-25 closure, CDOT said. In addition, light rail service is shut down between Dry Creek and Belleview Avenue, the Regional Transportation District reported on Twitter. The ...

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  • WH communications director Michael Dubke resigns
WH communications director Michael Dubke resigns

She said on Saturday that the result of the "six against one" discussion was "very hard, not to say very unsatisfactory". In response, Mr Trump renewed his criticism of Ms Merkel, saying in a tweet: "We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military".

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  • Trump interviewing ex-TSA chief John Pistole for Federal Bureau of Investigation job
Trump interviewing ex-TSA chief John Pistole for Federal Bureau of Investigation job

No firm date has yet been set for Comey's testimony, however. "The FBI is withholding those documents, citing to the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Prosecutor", Chaffetz stated in the letter. Richard Burr , R-N.C., said the committee "welcomes the testimony of former director Comey" but declined to comment further. Since his abrupt ...

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  • What's behind the German trade surplus angering Trump?
What's behind the German trade surplus angering Trump?

Spicer gamely tried to deny the report, insisting that European Commission chairman Jean-Claude Juncker had confirmed that " Trump was not aggressive on German trade surplus". They also followed Chancellor Angela Merkel's warning on Sunday that the USA and Britain may no longer be reliable partners. Merkel had already begun finessing her messa...

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  • NYPD sergeant who killed mentally ill woman is arrested
NYPD sergeant who killed mentally ill woman is arrested

Hugh Barry faced condemnation from Mayor Bill de Blasio as well as from top brass at the NYPD following the shooting on October 18, 2016, that resulted in the death Deborah Danner , who was known to the NYPD as having a mental illness.

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  • Key benchmarks in President Donald Trump's budget
Key benchmarks in President Donald Trump's budget

The White House says no, but some estimate the program's funding will be cut by as much as $1.4 trillion. Add the AHCA's $ 880 billion cut to the budget's $ 610 billion in savings, and you've got the $1.4 trillion number that's being thrown around.

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  • Cop who killed Tamir Rice fired for job application omission
Cop who killed Tamir Rice fired for job application omission

The Cleveland Division of Police also suspended Loehmann's supervising officer, Frank Garmback , for 10 days, for violating police guidelines on use of force, by driving up to a person reported to have a weapon. The termination is also due to the fact of Loehmann "providing false information" when he applied to the police department several ye...

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  • Flynn agrees to provide documents to Senate panel
Flynn agrees to provide documents to Senate panel

Flynn has agreed to initially produce documents the committee subpoenaed from his two companies, Flynn Intel LLC and Flynn Intel Inc., according to a person with knowledge of Flynn's negotiations with the committee. The special counsel overseeing the government's investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation has approved for...

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  • Gianforte Holds On To Lead To Win Seat In Montana
Gianforte Holds On To Lead To Win Seat In Montana

The vacancy in Montana arose after President Donald Trump appointed the previous holder of the seat, Ryan Zinke , as interior secretary. Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault Wednesday after he allegedly slammed Ben Jacobs , a political reporter for the US edition of The Guardian newspaper.

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  • 3 dead in shooting at Texas vehicle dealership
3 dead in shooting at Texas vehicle dealership

Tuesday at a Nissan dealership in Greenville, a city about 50 miles northeast of Dallas. Arriving officers found the three men dead. Hutchinson, also known as Raymond Hutchinson, had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a first degree drug charge in Minneapolis.

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  • Shulkin stresses 'lot of work to do' to fix beleaguered VA
Shulkin stresses 'lot of work to do' to fix beleaguered VA

Veterans can get "same-day" services at medical centers but are still waiting too long - more than 60 days - for new appointments at about 30 locations nationwide. "We are spending more time as a government addressing phantom hackers and Russia, versus addressing critical issues that are facing the men and women who [have] served our country and pr...

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  • South Carolina man pleads guilty to 7 killings
South Carolina man pleads guilty to 7 killings

In a Spartanburg County court, Todd C. Kohlhepp entered the pleas to 14 criminal counts and was immediately sentenced to seven consecutive life terms. Prosecutors in Spartanburg County said they would apply the death penalty, but the state's lethal injection has been prohibited for four years. She said he talked about building a life with her.

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  • Senate Republicans Blast The Latest House Health Care Bill
Senate Republicans Blast The Latest House Health Care Bill

Under the AHCA, states could opt out of certain provisions of the health care law, including one that requires insurers to provide a minimum set of health benefits (the Essential Health Benefits or EHBs) and another that prohibits them from charging higher premiums based on a person's health status.

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  • Former Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega Dies At 83
Former Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega Dies At 83

Noriega, 83, died late Monday in a Panama City hospital as he was recovering from surgery to remove a brain tumor. Today the Central American nation has little in common with the bombed-out neighborhoods where Noriega hid during the 1989 invasion, before being famously smoked out of his refuge at the Vatican Embassy by incessant, loud rock musi...

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  • North County Congressman Darrell Issa climbs on office roof during Vista protest
North County Congressman Darrell Issa climbs on office roof during Vista protest

Darrell Issa posted this with the Trump supporter. Issa is just one of many Republican lawmakers who have in recent months held incredibly restrictive Town Halls or refused to schedule them at all. A spokesman for Rep. Issa told 10News the Congressman went outside and offered to speak to protesters and address their concerns. "Too afraid to come...

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  • Donald Trump and Angela Merkel 'get along very well': White House
Donald Trump and Angela Merkel 'get along very well': White House

Merkel yesterday repeated her call for Europe to take control of its own destiny, but also dismissed any talk that Germany is shifting away from its old ally and pivoting East. "The times when we could completely count on others, they are over to a certain extent". Trump last week accused Germany and other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation...

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  • Trump honors fallen in Memorial Day address
Trump honors fallen in Memorial Day address

Trump dedicated his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones. "To every Gold Star family , God is with you, and your loved ones are with them", Trump said. As a bugler played taps, he rested his hand on his heart. The president was joined by Vice President Mike Pence, ...

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  • Trump keeps world waiting on Paris deal
Trump keeps world waiting on Paris deal

Trump has said that he will soon announce his decision on whether America will leave the Paris Agreement or stick to the commitments it made under the Obama administration. But the White House said Friday that Trump's view on the topic is "evolving" after hearing other views during the summit. "Understanding this process, the Heads of State ...

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  • 25-Year-Old Hiker Dies After Plunging Off Cliff While Taking Selfie
25-Year-Old Hiker Dies After Plunging Off Cliff While Taking Selfie

A hiker fell while taking a photo on Monday, May 29, 2017, at Palouse Falls State Park in LaCrosse, Washington. He was from the Spokane area, Blasdel said. Temporary fencing was put up in late 2015 to keep people off potentially risky trails at the state park 20 miles east of Kahlotus. The fencing has since been removed.

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  • Supreme Court to hear OH voter purge case
Supreme Court to hear OH voter purge case

A statement from the head of another group that appealed Ohio's policy - Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless - said that homeless voters and other marginalized people "have to fight to make their voices heard in the electoral process", and Ohio used the purges to "illegally shut many of them out".

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  • Trump has 'total confidence' in son-in-law Kushner
Trump has 'total confidence' in son-in-law Kushner

In a statement later on Sunday night, carried by the New York Times , Trump praised Kushner and the work he has done in the White House. Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday morning that Trump retains full confidence in Kushner, as well.

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  • Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre comes off DL for season debut
Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre comes off DL for season debut

Beltre entered this season with 2942 hits, 35th all-time and one behind Frank Robinson (2943). Fantasy Impact It was Gallo's second home run in as many games, and he now has six extra-base hits over his last seven games played. Beltre was listed as batting fourth and playing third base. It will be the season debut for the veteran third basema...

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  • Heated immigration debate led to Texas lawmakers' scuffle
Heated immigration debate led to Texas lawmakers' scuffle

According to state Rep. Ramon Romero (D-Forth Worth), he and his colleagues were then approached by state Rep. Matt Rinaldi (R-Irving), who said he chose to call the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement in response to the protests .

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  • Marchers Walk 200 Miles Protesting for Illinois Budget
Marchers Walk 200 Miles Protesting for Illinois Budget

Rauner, and the governor should focus on passing a budget for the state of IL. The House passed the bill without a dissenting vote, 115-0. That $37 billion proposal relies on a tax increase of more than $5 billion. Lawmakers are working to come up with a deal before the legislative session ends tomorrow. School district superintendents from acros...

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  • GOP House candidate who assaulted reporter wins Montana election
GOP House candidate who assaulted reporter wins Montana election

A reporter asked Ryan whether he will seat Gianforte if the Republican wins . Last night, I learned a lesson. The special election was for Montana's lone House seat, which was vacated when former GOP Rep. "Now he needs to resolve his legal issue so that he can start off on the right foot serving his constituents", Stivers said. The Gallatin Co...

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  • Area events honor fallen on Memorial Day
Area events honor fallen on Memorial Day

But Cole said he still sees issues with how veterans are treated in this country . "Basically just to enjoy the nice weather, but the biggest thing is the memorial walk and remember those who've fallen before us and respect them and their families for what they have sacrificed for us ", said Steve Marquardt, Bismarck resident.

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  • North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile
North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile

The test , which will take place over the Pacific Ocean, comes after Pyongyang fired a short-range ballistic missile that travelled an estimated 248 miles, splashing down within Japan's exclusive economic zone, CNN reported. Early this month, it test-fired what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet tested in a bid to bring t...

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  • Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence
Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

The Republican released a statement in which he accused Representative Poncho Nevarez of saying he would "get me on the way to my car" and said Ramon Romero had assaulted him while other Democrats had had to be held back by colleagues.

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  • Trump Condemns Friday's Attack in Portland Train
Trump Condemns Friday's Attack in Portland Train

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, police confirm. A stranger intervened, telling Christian he couldn't disrespect the girls in such a way, she said . "I urge them to ask their supporters to stay away from Portland ", Wheeler said, according to OPD.org . Pardon me, but I can't help but wonder whether the president would have...

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  • Tiger Woods was asleep at wheel, police say
Tiger Woods was asleep at wheel, police say

He is scheduled to be arraigned on July 5 in Palm Beach County on the DUI charge. " I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again ". His Jupiter Island estate, which he purchased for $54.5 million in 2011, is about nine miles away from the scene of his arrest. "And I wish him well", Nicklaus said, according to the AP.

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  • Man accused of killing 2-year-old allegedly called her a demon
Man accused of killing 2-year-old allegedly called her a demon

Police say McCarthy was dating Bella Bond's mother at the time the baby's body washed ashore on Deer Island . Rachelle Bond has agreed to testify for the prosecution and has pleaded guilty to helping dispose of the child's body . A woman out walking her dog found the child's body in a trash bag on Deer Island in Winthrop, Mass., in June 2015....

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