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Pope requests Roman Catholic priests be given right to marry

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The document has drawn criticism from conservative Catholics since it was published in spring 2016 over its encouragement to the church to "accompany" all families, not just those that conform to the ideals of the Catholic catechism. "I don't think anyone can, or should, associate my letter with the USCCB or the American bishops", Weinandy told Crux . Father Weinandy then had a chance meeting with an archbishop he had not seen in 20 years. Read More »

USA votes against UNGA draft resolution on Cuba embargo

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Israel, as it has done in the past, voted in line with its top ally. "Iran remains opposed to the applications of such economic and trade measures, as well as extraterritorial actions that impacted free trade between nations", Dehghani concluded. Read More »

Carter Page testifies he told Sessions about Russian Federation trip

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In a now-infamous exchange, Sessions, answering a question from Sen. The new information is renewing attention to how forthcoming Sessions has been with Congress. Judiciary Committee Democrats want to question Sessions, who served as the Trump campaign's chief foreign policy adviser, about his denials of knowing anything about contacts between the campaign and Russians. Read More »

Ex-Trump Campaign Official Withdraws From Nomination Amid Questions In Russia Probe

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So basically, Clovis told someone to do something he opposed and was against campaign rules because he was only being a polite Midwesterner and he couldn't technically prevent him from doing it. Asked under oath at a Senate hearing last month if he believed Trump campaign surrogates had communications with Russians, Sessions replied, "I did not and I'm not aware of anyone else that did, and I don't believe it happened". Read More »

Trump's Twitter account disappears - for a few minutes

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It started just before 7 p.m., and according to varying reports, lasted anywhere from one to five minutes. Trump uses Twitter multiple times every day to reach his followers and broadcast his thoughts to the world. Like covfefe , the few Donald Trump-free Twitter moments will be remembered fondly. As Twitter users tried to figure out what was happening to Trump's account on Thursday, many piled on in making jokes about the president's being banned from the platform. Read More »

Snoop Dogg Stands Over Donald Trump's Dead Body on Controversial Album Cover

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A lot of people are not agreeable with United States President, Donald Trump , and Snoop Dog is one of them. " Make America Crip Again " is the rapper's 16th studio album, and his second full-length this year, after July's "Neva Left". "They looked after kids, provided after-school activities, fed them, and stepped in as role models and father figures". In March, Snoop Dogg sparked uproar after the release of his "BADBADNOTGOOD" music video in which he pulled a fake gun on a clown ... Read More »

United States cuts some tariffs on Canadian lumber import

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Department of Commerce said Thursday in a statement. And with USA housing construction projected to increase, Yurkovich said there is plenty of room for US producers to increase their milling capacity, so the argument their producers are being injured by Canadian practices "is ridiculous". Read More »

Mueller Probe Requests Information From Kushner

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Bannon, back at his old role as the head of conservative news site Breitbart, has reportedly advised the president to shake up his legal team and do all he can to pressure Congress to defund Mueller's investigation, sources told Vanity Fair . Read More »

DOJ identifies Russian hackers behind DNC breach, preps charges

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Putin has denied interfering in the USA presidential election, despite the continuing evidence from US intelligence agencies. "Russia's goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary [Hillary] Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency". Read More »

Former police chief charged with hate crime

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According to the criminal complaint, the manager of a Ramada hotel called police to report that two African American teens, an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl, had failed to pay for a hotel room the night before and were swimming in the hotel pool. Read More »

Trump's Shift on New York Attacker and Guantanamo Riles Graham

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Trump also promoted the suggested "merit-based" immigration system. "I don't think the comments, made in the immediate aftermath of the incident at the time when the president did not know all the facts of the case, will justify dismissing the case against this guy", she wrote in an email . Read More »

Kidnapping victim escapes from trunk at gas station

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Seconds later, the victim managed to pop open the boot with a lever inside. The suspect reportedly continuously threatened to stab the victim while driving, and then stopped in a remote area and forced the victim into the trunk of the vehicle, according to the release. Read More »

Papadopoulos: Trump Campaign Approved Kremlin Meeting

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Clovis, who was already serving as the senior White House adviser on the Agriculture Department, added that he will "continue to serve at the pleasure of you and the secretary of agriculture". She described his responses to Papadopoulos as a courtesy by "a polite gentleman from Iowa". Patrick Leahy, a member of the committee, said. Caputo, however, suggested Papadopoulos had no serious role in the campaign's inner workings. Read More »

Controversial Agriculture Nominee Withdraws Amid Russia Scandal

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Clovis' attorney on Tuesday confirmed reports that Clovis was the unnamed Trump campaign supervisor identified in recently unsealed court filings who oversaw George Papadopoulos , a campaign aide who pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contacts with Russians. Read More »

Trump calls for death penalty in NYC truck attack

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Separately, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was questioning people who might have information about his actions before the attack, including a second Uzbek man. "He was with the two guys most of the time", Batista said. The suspect was shot in the abdomen by a police officer after he crashed into a school bus and exited his truck, brandishing paintball and pellet guns. Read More »

Republican Tax Reform Bill Limps Across Starting Line

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House, vulnerable California Republicans, especially those in Southern California where wealthy constituents save thousands on their taxes by deducting state and local tax taxes, are being closely watched. Peter Vale, tax partner in Grant Thornton, said that the headline Irish rate of corporation at 12.5 per cent would remain well below the proposed U.S. Read More »

Gas prices should be low right now but continue to rise

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Because of Hurricane Harvey, some refiners delayed maintenance to cover production losses from the affected area. Second, the Explorer Pipeline , with the capacity of almost 700,000 barrels per day, sustained a leak last week, interrupting the ability for relief supplies to be sent from the Gulf Coast. Read More »

China blocks move to have Masood Azhar banned by UN

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A veto-wielding member of the Security Council, China had repeatedly blocked India's move to put a ban on the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief under the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the Council. China in the past had asked India to discuss the issue directly with Pakistan in order to reach an understanding. "India strongly believes that double standards will only undermine global community's resolve to combat terrorism", the MEA said. Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation seeks stronger ties with South Korea

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Mr Soltenberg said: "We have the capability and resolve to deter any attack". Kang lauded the military alliance's strong support for South Korea against the backdrop of North Korea's nuclear and missile threats. NATO said they had the "capability and resolve" to respond to any attack from North Korea. This is a major military achievement for North Korea and a serious escalation of tensions with the United States and its allies in the region, particularly South Korea and Japan. Read More »

Vigil held in Argentina to remember 5 killed

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At least eight people were killed and about a dozen injured when a man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along the busy bike path near the West Side Highway Tuesday. The victims were 48 to 49 years old. In addition, Martin Ludovico Marro, an injured Argentine national, has also been admitted to the Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. Read More »

Indian power plant blast kills 26

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TOKYO • Non-smoking employees at a Japanese firm are getting six additional days' holiday to compensate for the time their colleagues spend puffing away at work. India's largest power producer said there was a "sudden abnormal sound" at a unit in the plant in the town of Unchahar around 3:30 in the afternoon, and flue gases and steam "escaped" during the incident. Read More »

GOP tax bill: Here is a look at the new brackets

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Not surprisingly, this would appease lawmakers in high-tax states like New York, California, and New Jersey who have argued forcefully against eliminating their favored tax preference. It's why they've made a decision to keep a top tax rate for millionaires. "But $600 #ChildTaxCredit increase doesn't achieve our & @potus goal of helping working families". Read More »