• Defiant Iran to continue with missile programme
Defiant Iran to continue with missile programme

The Iranian leader, who was recently re-elected to serve a second term, also slammed a multibillion-dollar arms deal signed between the USA and Saudi Arabia during the visit, arguing that this would not solve the problem either. Earlier this month, Trump ratcheted up tensions with Iran, announcing new sanctions on Iranian companies and individu...

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  • Woman-in-chains case property firm owner admits 7 murders
Woman-in-chains case property firm owner admits 7 murders

In a plea deal reached with prosecutors, Kohlhepp would avoid the death penalty and instead receive seven consecutive life sentences, plus 30 years for the sexual assault charge and 30 years for kidnapping. Kohlhepp's lawyer, Shane Goranson, said his client hopes the plea agreement begins to bring the victims' families peace. Officials say the woma...

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  • Intelligence Chief Refuses to Say if Trump Sought Help Rebuffing FBI Probe
Intelligence Chief Refuses to Say if Trump Sought Help Rebuffing FBI Probe

Such interference with a pending investigation is obstruction of justice . The Justice Department says Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose on a security clearance form meetings he had as a senator a year ago with foreign dignitaries, including the Russian ambassador.

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  • Former Trump campaign chairman provides Russia-related documents to intel panels
Former Trump campaign chairman provides Russia-related documents to intel panels

Democrat senators then raised questions about his communications with the Kremlin, during the investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation. His attorney indicated that Flynn would testify in exchange for immunity back in March - a ploy that seemed created to muck up any external criminal investigation of Flynn.

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  • FBI declines to provide Comey memos to Congress
FBI declines to provide Comey memos to Congress

As FBI director, Comey was outspoken in testimony to Congress - reaping both praise and criticism for his remarks - on topics including the agency's investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state and on his disclosure in March that the agency's investigation of Russian interference previous ye...

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  • Two killed in U.S. tornadoes
Two killed in U.S. tornadoes

He added that the storm totally wrecked 40 homes and 75 severely damaged another 50 to 75. Officials are still conducting a search of the area, with Fitzgerald telling the Leader Telegram: "It's a mess". No other injuries were reported. The tornadoes turned deadly as they swept through areas including Elk City, Oklahoma , and Chetek, Wiscon...

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  • Jared Kushner Is Reportedly Under FBI Scrutiny for Meetings With Russians
Jared Kushner Is Reportedly Under FBI Scrutiny for Meetings With Russians

Jared Kushner , the president's son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russian Federation investigation, multiple US officials told NBC News . And NBC News reported, "Investigators believe Kushner has significant information relevant to their inquiry, officials said". It is unclear whether Kushner and K...

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  • Bridenstine to speak at Memorial Day ceremony May 27
Bridenstine to speak at Memorial Day ceremony May 27

All units must be in place by 9:45 a.m. Service and Procession: The service begins at the Veterans' Memorial in Jewett Park, 836 Jewett Park Drive, followed by a process to Deerfield Cemetery, located at Waukegan Road and Central Avenue.

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  • Ranking House intel Dem: Subpoenas coming after Flynn denies request
Ranking House intel Dem: Subpoenas coming after Flynn denies request

Russian spies and politicians believed they could influence Donald Trump through his advisers at the height of last year's presidential campaign, according to evidence uncovered by U.S. Page was not immediately available to comment. Former Director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John Brennan leaves after he testified at an opened...

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  • Mont. Congressional Hopeful Goes WWE-Style and Body-Slams Reporter
Mont. Congressional Hopeful Goes WWE-Style and Body-Slams Reporter

When our nation can elect a man like Donald Trump , why wouldn't Gianforte think he could act out violently? "Voters in Montana deserve to know that someone aiming to represent them in Congress is likely to have just committed a violent assault on an innocent person, and the DCCC will do everything possible to make that loud and clear in the n...

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  • Trump's Saudi summit was 'show with no value': Iran's Rouhani
Trump's Saudi summit was 'show with no value': Iran's Rouhani

On Tuesday, the United States leader will meet Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas. Al-Qaeda said in a bulletin that Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia , and the accompanying warm welcome , was an example of the royals "treachery".

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  • One teen killed, another injured in small plane crash in NW Wisconsin
One teen killed, another injured in small plane crash in NW Wisconsin

The name has been released of the 17-year-old Chetek-Weyerhaeuser student killed in a plane crash Wednesday evening, May 24. Fitzgerald says first responders had a hard time locating the wreckage which was about a quarter mile from any roadway.

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  • Richard Rojas charged with murder after Times Square crash
Richard Rojas charged with murder after Times Square crash

The driver of the auto that crashed into a crowd in New York City's Times Square on Thursday , killing one person and injuring 22 others, has been charged with second-degree murder, PEOPLE confirms. Rojas gets out of his auto and encounters a traffic agent and they fall to the ground. "There's this red auto, full speed, careening down the side...

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  • Another bad budget from Trump targets the poor
Another bad budget from Trump targets the poor

Mnuchin emphasized the need for tax cuts, and says his top priority is creating sustainable economic growth . The spending reductions, just $2 trillion over 10 years, are inevitably being described as "deep", "steep, and "drastic", underscoring how hard meaningful budget reform has become".

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  • Brennan: Trump And Russia Raise 'Unresolved Questions'
Brennan: Trump And Russia Raise 'Unresolved Questions'

Comey wants to tell his side of the story and I'm glad he has chosen to do that with the Senate intelligence committee", Warner said. "Those requests were denied", he said. "Because I think there is a mutual interest to close all the polemics of the past and to start working together", said Massimo Franco, author and political analyst for leading d...

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  • Caroline Kennedy says she's missed JFK every day of her life
Caroline Kennedy says she's missed JFK every day of her life

The former U.S. Ambassador to Japan shared the memory in a video posted to Facebook on Wednesday , reminiscing about how she hid under her father's desk in the Oval Office and sat on his lap while sailing on the presidential yacht. "He cared deeply about the environment, about science and technology", Jack said. "That we aren't bound exclusively b...

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  • Maryland Basketball To Host Butler In 2017 Gavitt Games
Maryland Basketball To Host Butler In 2017 Gavitt Games

IL will be playing in one of its first games under new head coach Brad Underwood, hired this spring to replace John Groce, who was sacked after a largely unsuccessful five-year tenure in Champaign. The Huskers lost at Villanova in 2015 and did not play in the event in 2016. Another game has been confirmed on IN basketball's 2017-18 schedule, and ...

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  • Fans Anxiously Await Word on Ariana Grande's Scheduled Concerts in London
Fans Anxiously Await Word on Ariana Grande's Scheduled Concerts in London

The suicide bomb attack killed 22 people and injured more than 60 at United States pop star Ariana Grande's concert in the northern English city on Monday night (Tuesday NZT). An initial deployment of 984 had been ordered, first of all in London and then elsewhere. Police had followed up on the complaint at the time and visited the house.

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation declines to provide requested materials to House Oversight
Federal Bureau of Investigation declines to provide requested materials to House Oversight

And 55% say they believe Comey when he claims that Trump asked him to drop the investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn , which Comey said in memos happened during private conversations with the President. Chaffetz, who said last week he has his "subpoena pen" ready to force Comey or the FBI to turn over the docum...

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  • 23M more uninsured with GOP health bill
23M more uninsured with GOP health bill

It's clear the losers of the new Republican healthcare bill are the elderly and the healthy. They've said it will differ markedly from the House measure, including easing some Medicaid reductions and focusing tax credits for buying coverage more at poorer people.

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  • Donald Trump's budget, spending cuts are 'moral,' Mulvaney says
Donald Trump's budget, spending cuts are 'moral,' Mulvaney says

Hal Rogers, R-Kentucky, predicted that foreign aid cuts in the budget "will not stand" and called other cuts " draconian , careless and counterproductive". The $4.1 trillion proposal unveiled Monday sets a goal of 3 percent economic growth. All three states voted overwhelmingly for Trump last November.

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  • Some GOP Lawmakers Really Don't Like Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts
Some GOP Lawmakers Really Don't Like Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts

The bill would need 60 votes in the Senate, and Democrats have strongly opposed any changes to the program. The overall budget proposal is $76 billion, which the administration said is about the same as for 2016. Rep. Mark Sanford , a former SC governor who warmly greeted Mulvaney as a fellow fiscal hawk, jumped on him for the budget's assum...

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  • Estimated 23 million would lose health insurance under Republican bill: CBO
Estimated 23 million would lose health insurance under Republican bill: CBO

The Congressional Budget Office's diagnosis of the new version of the American Health Care Act shows the legislation is every bit as bad as the original blueprint. The legislation narrowly passed the House earlier this month . MARTIN: So people aren't going to be discriminated against depending on where they live? Average premiums would be...

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  • Montana Newspapers Withdraw Gianforte Endorsement
Montana Newspapers Withdraw Gianforte Endorsement

Many see the closely watched election as a referendum on the policies and practices of Trump. Democrats have held the governorship in Montana since 2005, and one of the state's two US Senate seats since 2007. "The last guy that came in here did the same thing", the candidate is heard saying. Gianforte: Get the hell out of here. Repeated phon...

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  • Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care decision
Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care decision

Last week, Andy Slavitt, former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, told USA TODAY that the only acceptable outcome for the Trump administration would have been to announce they are committed to paying the subsidies through 2018.

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  • North Carolinians cleaning up after storms in 4 counties
North Carolinians cleaning up after storms in 4 counties

Thursday. Unlike hurricanes, the wind speeds of tornadoes are estimated by the amount of damage done to structures. Patrick and Henry counties were under a tornado warning for a time from the same cell that caused major damage in North Carolina.

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  • Trump Team Stands by Budget's $2 Trillion Math Error
Trump Team Stands by Budget's $2 Trillion Math Error

And Mulvaney isn't just making a moral argument; he's advocating for a total overhaul of the way the government spends money. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney didn't deny the math, saying it was done "on objective", during a press briefing Tuesday.

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  • Budget office set to release report on House GOP health bill
Budget office set to release report on House GOP health bill

Further, the new proposal also would only cut the federal deficit by $119 billion in the next decade - the lowest amount of all three versions - the CBO report said . "We will continue to work on reforms that lower prices and give people meaningful choices to find health care coverage that meets their needs". It is not a health care bill whe...

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  • Hands off US election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russia
Hands off US election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russia

Then-national security adviser Michael Flynn at the White House on February 1. The survey was conducted from May 17 to May 23, meaning that all interviews happened after the appointment of a special counsel to oversee the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation.

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  • Media watchers blame hostility toward reporters on Trump
Media watchers blame hostility toward reporters on Trump

It's shocking that a grown man who wants to represent the voters of Montana in the halls and chambers of Congress made a decision to physically assault a reporter who was pressing the candidate with wonky questions about the Congressional Budget Office's projections for the proposed GOP health care plan.

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  • Republican candidate in Montana race 'body-slams' reporter
Republican candidate in Montana race 'body-slams' reporter

Ben Jacobs , a political reporter for the Guardian , said he had been asking Gianforte about the Republican healthcare plan when the candidate "body slammed" him and began shouting, "Get the hell out of here". The entire incident can be heard on an audio recording published by the Guardian . A different Republican looked for the silver ...

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  • Sen. Blumenthal Blasts House Republican Health Care Bill
Sen. Blumenthal Blasts House Republican Health Care Bill

Democrats cited the analysis as further evidence that the GOP effort to repeal Obama's 2010 law, a staple of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and those of numerous Republican congressional candidates for years, would be destructive.

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  • Texas men's basketball to host Ole Miss in 2018 Big 12/SEC Challenge
Texas men's basketball to host Ole Miss in 2018 Big 12/SEC Challenge

Florida and Baylor have not met in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge , and have only met once in history. Other games in the challenge include Oklahoma at Alabama , Georgia at Kansas State, Baylor at Florida, TCU at Vanderbilt, Oklahoma State at Arkansas, Kentucky at West Virginia, Ole Miss at Texas , Tennessee at Iowa State, and Texas A&M at Kansas...

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  • Ex-CIA chief says he warned Russians against vote meddling
Ex-CIA chief says he warned Russians against vote meddling

Testifying before a House panel, former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan said he was aware of contacts between Russian officials and people involved in the Trump campaign and grew concerned that Moscow had sought to lure Americans down "a treasonous path".

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  • GOP House hopeful keeps low profile after assault charge
GOP House hopeful keeps low profile after assault charge

Rep. Steve Stivers of OH, who chairs the House GOP campaign committee, said: "From what I know of Greg Gianforte, this was totally out of character, but we all make mistakes". House seat left vacant when Ryan Zinke resigned to join President Donald Trump's Cabinet as secretary of the Interior Department. Whatever Gianforte's technique Wednesday, ...

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