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Flynn to invoke Fifth Amendment rights in response to senate probe

Flynn to invoke Fifth Amendment rights in response to senate probe Flynn also noted on a form that he had only "insubstantial contacts" with foreign officials. Former FBI director Robert Mueller was appointed last week to lead the FBI investigation following Mr Trump's firing of the law enforcement agency's director, James Comey . [Full Article...]

Chinese Fighters Intercept Nuke-Detecting Plane Over East China Sea

Chinese Fighters Intercept Nuke-Detecting Plane Over East China Sea The WC-135 reconnaissance plane is a modified Boeing C-135 aircraft, with its primary task being to track down radioactive debris and collect radiation samples in the atmosphere after detonation of a nuclear device. China has claimed a large section of the East China Sea , a move the US calls illegitimate. The plane was flying in worldwide airspace and following global law when it was approached,... [Full Article...]

Will David Ross' finals scores secure him the mirrorball trophy?

The remaining DWTS contestants are National Football League star Rashad Jennings , Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei , and former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross . Your tireless pursuit of personal best and perfection is so incredible. Carrie Ann and Bruno are fools who were clearly gonna give Normani 10s no matter what. [Full Article...]

Defiant Iran to continue with missile programme

Defiant Iran to continue with missile programme His comments were echoed by Saudi King Salman, who declared: "The Iranian regime has been the spearhead of global terrorism". Military power is only a part of strength and we are fully aware of that. "This power is made possible by people going into the ballot boxes". Rouhani also criticized a meeting U.S. President Donald Trump attended in Saudi Arabia , describing it as a "show-off" that "wil... [Full Article...]

A Trump impeachment is less likely than some Democrats are suggesting

A Trump impeachment is less likely than some Democrats are suggesting The emoluments clause in Article I of the Constitution states: "No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state". [Full Article...]

'Greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history'

'Greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history' Trump later said he had already chose to fire Comey regardless of Rosenstein's memo, which the deputy attorney general confirmed to Congress this week. Financial markets recovered somewhat Thursday following a sharp downturn a day earlier after news broke of the special counsel's appointment. "By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created un... [Full Article...]

Transgender Bathroom Bill Revived in Texas

If passed into law, the bill will impact Texan public schools. Representative Chris Paddie, who sponsored the proposal, said there was "absolutely no intent to discriminate", and that it "made reasonable accommodations for all children" who wish to use separate bathrooms and changing facilities. [Full Article...]

Republicans seek extension for Obamacare subsidies

Republicans seek extension for Obamacare subsidies Also, if individual states opt out of community rating, they will have greater flexibility and resources to help high-risk individuals pay for health insurance and to provide other health services to meet the health issues most relevant to their citizens. [Full Article...]

Justice Dept. wants more ways to deny sanctuary cities money

The U.S. Department of Justice asked U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick on Monday for permission to file documents asking the judge to reconsider or clarify his ruling in light of a new memo by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The president called the ruling "ridiculous" and vowed to take the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court. But enforcement of any cities that limit cooperation with federal ... [Full Article...]

2 white men, white woman are 1st picks for Bill Cosby jury

The case has attracted worldwide publicity the judge hopes to shield from jurors when the trial starts June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. They need to seat a dozen jurors and six alternates willing to spend two weeks or more sequestered almost 300 miles from Pittsburgh. [Full Article...]

Chaffetz talks to Comey, postpones hearing

Chaffetz talks to Comey, postpones hearing Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and ranking Democrat Mark Warner (Va.) announced in a joint statement late Friday that Comey will testify in a public hearing sometime after Memorial Day. As of now, absolutely no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and any Russian operatives has been found. On Monday, during a visit to the Fox 13 News Studios, Chaffetz got ... [Full Article...]

N.J. Gov. Christie claims he warned Trump about Flynn

N.J. Gov. Christie claims he warned Trump about Flynn Christie on Monday said he and Flynn never had any conflicts, though in the past the governor has said he made Trump aware of their disagreements. Christie declined to detail his concerns when pressed, saying he was not at liberty to discuss classified information. [Full Article...]

Nearly 740000 foreigners overstayed US visas last year

Nearly 740000 foreigners overstayed US visas last year To help bring overstay rates down, DHS said it has found a "feasible biometric exit solution" based on its successful pilot of technology at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in 2016. The overall inflow was about 550,000 illegals in 2016, he said. Countries with the highest visa overstays during the period from October 2015 to September 2016 were Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China an... [Full Article...]

Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

Allowing them to do so could have led to accusations that Washington was implicitly recognising Israel's unilateral claim of sovereignty over the site, which would break with years of U.S. During the news conference, Rivlin also said he has "great expectations" for the visit. More than 600,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jer... [Full Article...]

Democrats, watchdog seek Trump's ethics waivers

Democrats, watchdog seek Trump's ethics waivers The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate committee overseeing pensions on Monday asked the U.S. Office of Government Ethics to assess whether President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution and federal bans on conflicts of interest. In a statement to the Times , the White House labeled Shaub's request as a political maneuver that was overreaching. The Times obtained it through a Freedom of Info... [Full Article...]

White House lawyers research impeachment procedures

White House lawyers research impeachment procedures NPR's Scott Detrow reports from the Capitol. Former Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were impeached but later acquitted, while Richard Nixon resigned from office in 1974 before impeachment proceedings could begin. GREEN: We can not allow this to go unchecked. President Donald Trump holds his hand over his heart for the national anthem as he attends the Coast Guard Academy commencem... [Full Article...]

Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing

Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing Because Flynn was so hawkish about the need to combat the threat posed by ISIL, his decision prompts questions about whether it was influenced by his hefty lobbying fees. "I do not do this for political purposes, Mister Speaker". Green is not the first Democrat to call for removing Trump from office. He has committed an impeachable act and must be charged. [Full Article...]

Diarrhea-causing parasite on the rise at public pools, CDC warns

Diarrhea-causing parasite on the rise at public pools, CDC warns According to the CDC , symptoms include: watery diarrhea , stomach cramps or pain, dehydration, nausea, vomiting, fever and weight loss. The increase is troubling - although, as the CDC officials acknowledge, it's not clear if the rise in outbreaks is the result of more incidents of the infection or to better surveillance and reporting of cases. [Full Article...]

NDSU softball team's season ends in NCAA regional

NDSU softball team's season ends in NCAA regional The Sooners won three straight games over the weekend to force Monday's decisive regional championship. The Sooners have been fixtures in the NCAA Super Regionals (the equivalent to basketball's Sweet 16) for the past seven years, advancing beyond that to the Women's College World Series in five of them. [Full Article...]

Fox News co-founder Roger Ailes, 77, dies

Former President George H.W. Bush tweeted: "He wasn't ideal, but Roger Ailes was my friend & I loved him. Roger was a patriot, grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise - and to give back". Federal investigators recently had widened their investigation to examine Ailes' activities when he was the powerful chairman of Fox News. With high-tech produc... [Full Article...]


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