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Trump 'weighed in' on son's statement, White House says

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Emails released later by Trump Jr. show the meeting was suggested to the campaign as a way to deliver damaging information about Democrat Hillary Clinton. "I think the president wants to go in a different direction, wants a little bit more discipline, a little more structure in there", said Mulvaney, who reports to the chief of staff. Read More »

Neymar set to seal record PSG move from Barca

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Neymar's agent, Wagner Ribeiro, is in Paris finalising the terms on the Brazilian's contract that will see him complete the biggest transfer ever seen in world football, with PSG poised to trigger his €222m [£198m] release clause once they have guaranteed the finer details with Ribeiro. Read More »

Final Inmate Caught After Peanut Butter Escape

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The runaway inmates then used a blanket to climb over a razor wire perimeter fence and make their escape . Brady Kilpatrick was captured in Florida , where he was tracked down by Florida law enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to the Palm Beach Post. Read More »

Wray confirmed as FBI director

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The final vote was 92-5. Since the dismissal of Comey on May 9th, the Justice Department has appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the investigation with the help of the FBI. The 50-year-old Wray inherits the FBI at a particularly challenging time given Trump's ousting of Comey, who was admired within the bureau. He discussed the now famous 2004 episode during which Comey threatened to resign over the Bush administration's warrantless surveillance program and said he was ... Read More »

Trump joining with GOP senators to push immigration changes

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It was originally introduced in February. Cotton and Perdue have worked on the bill with Stephen Miller, a top White House aide and speechwriter, and an immigration restrictionist, Politico reported in July. Immigrant and refugee groups based in Georgia panned the effort . 'Over the span of the 10-year window it would fall to about 500,000'. By contrast, the US took in an average of about 1.1 million legal immigrants annually from 2000 to 2015, according to the Migration Policy ... Read More »

Drug deaths hit an all-time high

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The increase was sharpest among middle aged men, where fatalities rose by a third to 135. The rise appears to be partly due to an increase in fatalities involving cocaine. The mortality rate from drug misuse in Wales rose from 58.3 deaths per million people in 2015 to 66.9 in 2016. Of those who died from drug poisoning, 2,593, or nearly 70 percent of deaths were as a result of illegal drugs, said ONS. Read More »

Trump reportedly called White House a 'real dump'

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Trump has had his quarters at the White House redecorated since moving in, but he has still spent an estimated 21 out of 26 weekends elsewhere. Trump made his last trip to New Jersey in July to take in the 2017 US Women's Open for the final three rounds of the competition, marking the second time in 2017 a Trump-owned facility hosted a major championship. Read More »

Trump 'holds Maduro responsible' for jailed opponents' health

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In the middle of the night, armed men took Leopoldo Lopez and Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma from their respective homes in the capital. For now, the Trump administration has not delivered on threats to sanction Venezuela's oil industry, which could undermine Maduro's government but raise USA gas prices and deepen the humanitarian crisis here. Read More »

Major rescue operation underway in the Mourne Mountains

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Medical teams have arrived at the scene and are treating the group, who are understood to be army cadets on a camping trip. Weather conditions have been very poor. "There have been a handful of ankle injuries and some are suffering a little bit from the cold", he added. It said the PSNI and ambulance service contacted the coastguard just before midday on Wednesday requesting assistance after receiving "several reports that a large number of people were in difficulty after being caught out in ... Read More »

Red-faced Shah pulls up absentee BJP RS MPs

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Taking a strong stance over party MPs absence in the Rajya Sabha , Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supremo Amit Shah on Tuesday admonished its members and asked them "to ensure it is not repeated". Days after the Select Committee submitted its report, the Rajya Sabha on Monday took up the Constituent amendment bill, whose passage requires two-third majority of those present and voting in the 245-member House. Read More »

Amazon Cloud Customers Are Told: Don't Bypass China's Internet Gates

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The New York Times reported recently that Apple had taken steps to remove VPN and anti-censorship apps from its Chinese app store. China is a lucrative market for Apple, and the company last month opened its first data centre in the nation , also in order to fall in line with Beijing's tougher new cybersecurity laws. Read More »

Trump 'weighed in' on son's Russian Federation statement

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Trump's secretive and personal intervention, first reported by The Washington Post , casts doubt on claims he knew nothing about a meeting during the 2016 campaign that is now central to a federal investigation. She says, "there's a review process, a legal process". "And so did I", he said while on CNN's "New Day" on Monday morning. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday that President Trump was likely joking last week when he appeared to advise law enforcement ... Read More »

White House says Trump has yet to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill

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The Trump Jr. statement made no mention of what would eventually be revealed days later with the publication of Trump Jr.'s emails with a music publicist who helped arrange the meeting. statement. It was initially reported in early July that Trump Jr. met with Veselnitskaya along with Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law, who has a senior role in the White House, and Paul Manafort, who was campaign chair at the time, in Trump Tower in June 2016. Read More »

USA preparing probe into China trade practices

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Though he has at times sought a more conciliatory approach, President Donald Trump also has lambasted China over such problems and over the massive US trade deficit. The White House may ask US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to start a probe into the matter under the 1974 Trade Act's section 301, Reuters quotes an unnamed senior Trump administration official. Read More »

President Trump reportedly 'personally dictated' Junior's misleading Russian Federation statement

Jay Sekulow, one of the elder Trump's lawyers, told the newspaper that "apart from being of no effect, the characterizations are misinformed, inaccurate, and not pertinent". The president applauded his son's "transparency" after he released the email exchanges on July 11. The hotelier-turned-POTUS reportedly told members of his Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey, that he preferred staying at his own properties rather than at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Read More »

PM Modi invites ideas for his speech on August 15

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He said this Independence Day should be celebrated as one of resolve to end the problems in next five years. On his monthly podcast - Mann ki Baat - PM also encouraged citizens to celebrate August 15 as "Sankalp Divas" and take a pledge of doing something for the society and the government. Read More »

Showdown between Israeli, Jordanian lawmakers at border averted

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A potentially violent showdown between an Israeli and Jordanian parliamentarian at a border crossing on Wednesday was averted after the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordanian police intervened. "I have an offer he can't refuse", Hazan said on Twitter. "This is a diplomatic matter". Alsaud did show up, however, and, according to Jordanian media sources, was ready to fight, calling Hazan a "pig" and a "man without an identity". Read More »

Trump 'Dictated' Son's Statement On Russian Lawyer Meeting

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Emails released later by Trump Jr. show the meeting was suggested to the campaign as a way to deliver damaging information about Democrat Hillary Clinton . As the Post pointed out, it's not illegal to mislead journalists, but the president's involvement could attract more attention from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating any ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Read More »

Start over with health care the right way

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During Monday's event, Warren credited health care advocates and public opinion more broadly for turning the tide in Washington. We ought to have a better health-care system in the United States, but we don't because the will to create one has been lacking. Read More »

EPA adds Amesbury waste site to superfund cleanup list

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Acute exposure to TCE may harm developing fetuses, according to the EPA. Short term exposure to TCE can damage nerves, lungs and kidneys. The Superfund program was established in 1980 to clean up and investigate the nation's most complex hazardous waste sites. Read More »

Trump 'weighed in' on son's statement about Russian Federation meeting, White House says

And Tuesday a lawsuit was filed that claims President Trump worked with Fox News to concoct a story that a Democratic National Committee staffer was killed in retaliation for giving damaging emails about Clinton to WikiLeaks. To build a criminal obstruction of justice case, federal law requires prosecutors to show that a person acted with "corrupt" intent. That statement was revealed, in short order, to be heavily misleading. Read More »

Almost 500 Defendants in Turkey's Failed Coup Go to Trial

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Police and armed guards in Turkey on August 1 escorted into court nearly 500 people arrested after last year's failed coup. It is taking place in a purpose-built courtroom outside the capital Ankara . Rebel soldiers tried to grab power in July 2016, leaving 249 civilians dead. The trial is expected to last at least a month and comes amidst a massive post-coup crackdown that has seen more than 100,000 government workers fired and the imprisonment of around 50,000 people. Read More »

Gateway Shooter Identified & in Custody

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Whithed was to be held in the Mesa County jail. Local security guards were the first to respond. Deputies say Whited damaged at least one vehicle, but there were no reported injuries. At least one auto was damaged, the Sheriff's Office press release said. He is expected to appear this morning in Mesa County Court. An emergency notification went out to more than 100 homes, telling area residents to stay inside with their windows and doors locked until Whited was caught. Read More »

CBC to reveal hosts of flagship news program 'The National' on Tuesday

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CBC's " The National " plans to reveal its new anchors on Tuesday, giving viewers more insight into the direction it hopes to take with its flagship news program. Rosemary Barton now hosts Power & Politics. He has also been a longtime guest host for The National . His family didn't have cable TV so he would listen to the radio and started as a summer student at CKDH in Amherst, Nova Scotia when he graduated from high school. Read More »