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Trump Hires New Conservative Lawyer

Sekulow joined Trump's personal legal team, which includes Marc Kasowitz, Trump's go-to lawyer for years on both personal and business matters; Mark Bowe, who works with Kasowitz; and newly hired John Dowd, a well-known DC-based attorney. It's unclear where that process stands. Kushner has denied any improper contacts with Russian Federation. Jay Sekulow, Trump's latest member of the legal team, said on CBS's Face the Nation that the 45th President of the United States of America "has not ... Read More »

NASS has powers to alter budget - Dogara

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He stated this during plenary after Rep. Abubakar Lawal (APC- Adamawa) drew the attention of the lower chamber to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo's remarks. To this end, he said that, "It is only in the parliament where we have representatives of the people that there is equality and you can say your mind on any issue, you can bring matters of priority the way you like". Read More »

Sessions Praises Rosenstein: 'We Have a Great Deputy AG'

The president last month told reporters that "I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the near future" but offered no hints as to whether the tapes exists, except saying that some journalists would "be very disappointed" to find out the answer. Read More »

Qatar rejects as baseless terrorism designations by four Arab states

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US President Donald Trump this week urged Gulf unity in a call to Saudi Arabia's King Salman. The announcement increases pressure on Qatar in a diplomatic and economic campaign to isolate the small Gulf Arab state, which is a critical global supplier of gas and hosts the biggest USA military base in the Middle East . Read More »

Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat

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Handel sought to keep the president at arm's length, although her platform included priorities similar to Trump's. Pamphlets sit outside the campaign office of Jon Ossoff , Democratic candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district in Chamblee, Ga., Monday, June 19, 2017. Read More »

Republicans Hold On To Congressional Seat In Georgia Special Election

Under President Donald Trump , outside voices can wield influence in funneling grassroots money and support: websites like Daily Kos, groups like Indivisible, podcasts, MSNBC hosts, celebrity activists. The affluent and well-educated district has elected former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; Johnny Isakson, now Georgia's senior USA senator; and most recently Tom Price, who resigned in February to join Trump's administration. Read More »

Hundreds protest Sharia law in Houston, nationwide

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The rallies, held in more than two dozen USA cities, were organized by ACT for America , which claims Islamic law is incompatible with Western democracy. "The Quran allows slavery, so does the Old Testament. Really if anything, we're at risk of fascism being imposed on America", said Raphael Kadaris, speaking for a group called Refuse Fascism. Read More »

Australia announces suspension of air strike action in Syria

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A U.S. warplane shot down an Iranian-made drone operated by pro-regime forces in Syria early Tuesday, officials said , prompting growing global concern over rising tensions between the two sides. The conflict quickly descended into a civil war, which has since left at least 400,000 people dead. Israeli security officials said Monday they were studying the missile strike to see what they could learn about its accuracy and capabilities. Read More »

McCain threatens to block Trump's Pentagon nominee

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And while Shanahan said he did support lethal aid for Ukraine, McCain did not let the issue go, shaking his head and saying, "Your response to that question was, frankly, very disappointing to me". Technology focus Aside from McCain, senators were largely focused on the types of work the deputy secretary of defense typically handles - the day in, day out management of the Pentagon and the development of future technologies. Read More »

EU, Britain agree on timetable for Brexit talks

Widely under pressure, the European Union has been pursuing Britain to make a firm stance firm on Brexit , with time running out and three months bygone since Britain PM Theresa May put in force the two-year Article 50 European Union exit process. Read More »

Republican Handel projected to beat Ossoff for Georgia House seat

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Have you read Trendiee Today? Her victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District comes after Republican special congressional election wins in Montana, Kansas and SC. Handel - who has run for both the governor's mansion and the Senate before - had a series of high-profile supporters such as Vice President Pence and former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue campaigning in the district. Read More »

Trump likely to reveal this week whether secret Comey tapes exist

Critics are chastising the decision to have Sekulow on the team, claiming he has no criminal law experience and that all the "A-list defense attorneys were "unavailable" to come to the president's defense". "The president is not a subject or target of an investigation". The Justice Department did not say how it chose the 12 cities, which are mostly in the eastern half of the country and include Buffalo, New York and Memphis, Tennessee. Read More »

USA forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates

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Sillo also warned that if "the regime continues in its offensive against our positions in Raqqa province, this will force us to retaliate with force". Ryabkov said that he and US Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon would meet in St Petersburg on June 23 to discuss problems in bilateral ties, Interfax reported. Read More »

Coroner: Otto Warmbier's family objected to autopsy

Fred Warmbier, the student's father, has said he disbelieves this account. But U.S. doctors said they found no trace of botulism poisoning. But as the United States determines how to retaliate, if at all, there is another enormous risk to consider: the three US citizens still detained by the country's authoritarian regime . Read More »

Germany's Merkel says walls don't solve immigration problems

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Germany wants to use its presidency of the Group of 20 major economies to develop a concrete plan on digital policy at a summit in July. After Trump this month announced he will be withdrawing the USA from the Paris climate agreement, Mexico and Germany both announced they would stay in the accord and press forward. Read More »

Republicans win key USA congressional election

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Republican Karen Handel has pulled off a come-from-behind win against her Democratic rival Jon Ossoff in the special election for the 6th District of Georgia . The two campaigns and outside groups supporting and opposing the candidates shelled out at least $36 million as of May 31 , including more than $22 million from Ossoff's campaign. Read More »

EU, Britain may strike 'fair deal'

After the first day of the crucial negotiations which have the potential to shape the UK's economic and political future for a generation, it was agreed that working groups of officials would aim to make progress on the issues of citizens' rights , the UK's financial settlement, the so-called divorce bill, and other issues to do with separation. Read More »

Early returns show tight race in Georgia congressional poll

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She said she'd have voted for the House Republican health-care bill, though she sometimes misrepresented its provisions in debates with Ossoff . Another special election taking place on 20 June 2017, for South Carolina's 5th congressional district, has gone relatively ignored . Read More »

UK fears the Gulf's Qatar blockade is hurting its people

Qatar shares control of a vast underwater gas field with Iran , which lies on the other side of the Persian Gulf. Iran is a Shia-led country that rivals Saudi Arabia for regional influence. "They may try to behave [as if] everything is normal but they are being hurt as much as Qatar Airways from this illegal blockade". "It's a message of defiance, that we don't need others", said government worker Umm Issa, 40, before picking up a carton of Turkish milk to try. Read More »

US shoots down pro-regime drone in Syria

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The US-led coalition has shot down an armed "pro-Syrian regime" drone that it says was bearing down on its forces near a garrison close to the border with Iraq in Syria's southeast. Russian Federation has said it is suspending a special hotline to communicate with the US-led coalition about operations in Syria, raising the risk of a military mishap. Read More »

Soldiers Shoot 'Terror Attack' Suspect At Brussels Train Station

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Mr Van der Sypt confirmed "this incident is considered as a terrorist attack". Soldiers guarding the station following the March 2016 Brussels attacks then shot the man, "neutralising" him, prosecutors said. The nearby Grand Place, a major tourist destination, was also evacuated. The suspect was said to be wearing a rucksack packed with explosives. A police command vehicle and several officers were still at the station, an Associated Press photographer said. Read More »

Karen Handel wins 6th congressional district

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Georgia voters steadily streamed into suburban Atlanta polling places Tuesday to decide the most expensive House race in US history and put weeks of television ads, phone calls and ringing doorbells behind them. "People are fed up everywhere". Republican Karen Handel , a former Georgia secretary of state, enlisted numerous state's top elected officials to keep Georgia's Sixth District in Republican hands. Read More »

American Horror Story Season 7 Adds Arrow's Colton Haynes

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He's also appeared on the comedy series The Grinder , but is best known for his roles on MTV's Teen Wolf and The CW's Arrow . "Welcome to American Horror Story , Colton Haynes", Murphy captioned the image. Murphy has been only vague about plot but we do know the cast includes Sarah Paulson , Evan Peters , Billie Lourd , Cheyenne Jackson , Adina Porter, and Billy Eichner . Read More »