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White House sets on-camera press briefing after media complaints

When asked Tuesday if Trump believed Russian Federation interfered with the 2016 presidential election , as the us intelligence community determined in January, Spicer said he wasn't sure. "I have not sat down and talked to him about that specifically", Spicer said, again repeating the same explanation when pressed. "I think it was Russia", Trump said. Read More »

White House sets on-camera press briefing after media complaints

When asked Tuesday if Trump believed Russian Federation interfered with the 2016 presidential election , as the us intelligence community determined in January, Spicer said he wasn't sure. "I have not sat down and talked to him about that specifically", Spicer said, again repeating the same explanation when pressed. "I think it was Russia", Trump said. Read More »

DHS formally rolls back Obama's DAPA immigration program

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President Donald Trump will no longer seek the immediate removal of individuals who came to the USA illegally as children, his Department of Homeland Security confirmed late Thursday night. The program meant to keep immigrant parents safe from deportation and provide them with renewable work permit for two years. FAIR believes that immigration reform must enhance national security, improve the economy, protect jobs, preserve our environment, and establish a rule of law that is recognized ... Read More »

Who to believe, Comey or Trump?

The investigation into Russian ties to the Trump campaign implies the possibly devastating tampering of our representative republic's election. "I don't think it's for me to say ", Mr. Last week, The Washington Post , citing unnamed officials, reported that Mueller was widening his investigation to include " an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice". Read More »

Sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447M sold in California

That massive haul ranks among the largest jackpot in USA history, and eclipsed a $435.3 million Powerball win in February that went to an anonymous victor in Indiana. The jackpot for Wednesday's drawing will be 40-million-dollars. And more numbers mean longer odds of a victor. With fewer winners, the jackpot has the chance to grow bigger week after week. Read More »

Red Sox announcer apologizes for comments made Tuesday

Yankees betting matchup at Yankee Stadium. "He's had some minor cleanups the last two years on his knee". Over the years, Remy has taken several leaves of absence for the Red Sox TV game broadcasts for health reasons and also after his son was charged with the murder of his girlfriend. Read More »

Clamping down, Trump team puts the 'brief' in press briefing

Are you leaving your job as press secretary? The White House's less-is-best approach to public information has become more pronounced since Trump returned from his nine-day, five-nation tour in late May. Voters are heading to the polls today in Georgia's 6th Congressional District, a historically Republican seat that Democrats are hoping to flip amid dissatisfaction with Trump and his policies. Read More »

Republican Karen Handel projected winner in GA District 6 special election

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Polling had been showing a tight race, with several recent surveys showing Ossoff just ahead of Handel. In February during an interview with Fox News President Trump gave himself a grade of "C" or "C+" for communication. Not only did Oklahoma's Rep. Tom Cole openly admit that the race was "referendum on Trump ", administration officials were reportedly unnerved by the amount of time and money they had to throw at a district held by the right for nearly four decades. Read More »

Slightly cooler temperatures expected in coming days

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By 2 p.m., approximately 30 customers still hadn't been restored to service after a tree fell into power lines around 6:54 a.m., PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said. and 9 p.m. Three outages also were responsible for keeping 234 customers without power in Concord. The temperature in Richmond reached 92 degrees, breaking the old record of 85 in 1957. Read More »

Polygamist Leader Lyle Jeffs Caught After Year Of Running

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FILE - This undated photo provided by the FBI Salt Lake City Division shows Lyle Jeffs . Federal authorities say polygamist religious leader Lyle Jeffs has been captured, almost a year after he escaped from home confinement while he was accused in a multimillion-dollar food-stamp fraud scheme . Read More »

Gap on climate change unveiled at G7 ministerial meeting in Italy

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry predicted on Monday that the United States will achieve goals to limit climate change set by the Obama administration despite President Donald Trump's decision to quit a 2015 global pact . But, 70 percent of Americans favor remaining in the Paris climate accord, 97 percent of our climate scientists, many of our elected officials - both Republican and Democrat - energy giants like Exxon Mobil and the birds and the bees all favor a viable planet. Read More »

What killed Otto Warmbier?

Suggesting former President Barack Obama bears some blame, Trump said "the result would have been a lot different" had Warmbier been brought home sooner. Although 18 American citizens have been detained by North Korea over the past two decades (and ten since Kim Jong Un, its leader, took power five-and-a-half years ago), they have rarely been hurt. Read More »

Conservative senators join Democrats in blasting secret healthcare process

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Andrew Gillum blasted Senate Republicans Tuesday for "hiding" behind its Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill, an "immoral disaster" which is being written largely behind closed doors and without Democrat input. "I think from their individual standpoints, there's a desire to cause what we passed or something like it to become law", Corker said. "I think we'll have ample opportunity to read and amend the bill", McConnell answered each time. Read More »

Trump weighs North Korea travel ban after Warmbier's death

Doctors had described Warmbier's condition as a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" and said he suffered a "severe neurological injury" of unknown cause. "But they probably won't do it", Richardson said. Barring Americans from stepping foot in North Korea would mark the latest USA step to isolate the furtive, nuclear-armed nation, and protect US citizens who may be allured by the prospect of traveling there. Read More »

Senate GOP Will Unveil Health Care Plan Thursday

Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, asked if there will be a vote next week said , "I believe the majority leader when he says there's going to be one". Throughout the evening, Democrats shed light on the difference between the lengthy and public process used to pass the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2009, and what Republicans are up to now. Read More »

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions hires private attorney

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June 20, 2017Cooper reportedly helped to counsel Sessions ahead of his testimony last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Cooper said in a statement that he won't comment on any confidential client matters. He was also a partner at McGuireWoods and at Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge. Vice President Mike Pence hired a former US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia to represent him for the special-counsel investigation and the congressional inquiries into possible ... Read More »

Schumer Tells 'Mitch': Come To All-Senators Meeting To Discuss Health Bill

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) completed a procedural move on June 7 to ensure the bill could move directly to the Senate floor as soon as it was ready for a vote. Several of the senators being targeted have expressed some concern about the evolving Senate legislation or its process. And in the last minute, they present it. Read More »

Phoenix Fire's rescue chopper can't fly if it's 116 degrees or hotter

Cancellations due to heat waves could become more common, as a recent study by the University of Hawaii indicates 50 percent of the world's population will experience a month of deadly heat waves every year by the year 2100. Phoenix has hit 120 only three times in recorded history. But "temperatures are expected to be above 110 degrees for the next week". - The record-breaking continued Monday with Sacramento hitting 107 degrees, a step hotter than its 106-degree record from 1988. Read More »

LAPD cruisers stolen; 3 suspects arrested after crashes

The group used a police officer's name who was on holiday to sign out stun guns, radios and cars. Upon arrest, one of the teens admitted to a third vehicle they stole in May, parked at another cadet's home nearby. "These young people are at a very volatile time in their lives", Beck said. The teenagers behind the wheel refused to stop and led police on pursuits that ended with two separate crashes. Read More »

Mueller to meet with Senate Judiciary Committee senators

Isn't that why Trump considered reappointing Mueller as Federal Bureau of Investigation director? The president wrote on Twitter Friday: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" As part of a wide-ranging inquiry into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia, FBI and congressional investigators are also reportedly looking into why Kushner met with Sergey Gorkov , a Russian banker who is a close confidant to ... Read More »

What's Next for House Leadership with Scalise Absent?

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At a press conference, President Trump says that wounded Scalise's condition is more hard than people first realized. When Scalise arrived in the hospital, he had an "imminent risk of death" and was "as critical as you can be", doctors also said. Read More »

Explosive noises heard at Brussels train station

Amid reports in Belgian media that there may be a further explosive device, police at the scene said it was possible there may be a controlled blast to come but that there was no cause for alarm. It said it was keeping the country's terror alert at level 3, the second highest. Soldiers have been stationed at railway stations, government buildings and European Union institutions in Brussels since the aftermath of the Paris attacks when a link to Belgium was first established. Read More »

EPA Tells Science Advisors They Are Out Of A Job

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The EPA is now accepting applications for vacant advisory positions, and officials have said current members can reapply. "We are taking an inclusive approach to filling future BOSC appointments and welcome all applicants from all relevant scientific and technical fields", Graham said. Read More »

Tropical system targets Gulf Coast, system slightly strengthens

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Cindy has top sustained winds of 45 miles per hour and the storm is presently stationary in the Gulf. While Cindy has warm waters to tap into in the Gulf of Mexico , it's also dealing with heavy wind shear from the west. The National Hurricane Center said that interests from the Texas coast to the Florida Panhandle should monitor this storm. It adds the rains could trigger life-threatening flash flooding in some areas. Read More »