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The U.S. Senate has overwhelmingly approved legislation that included tougher new sanctions against Russian Federation and Iran, making it more hard for President Donald Trump to ease existing restrictions without congressional approval. Trump officials have been eager to crack down on Iran's non-nuclear illicit activities, and have squeezed the country with additional sanctions while they conduct a comprehensive Iran policy review.
  • Bill Cosby accuser: 'We're coming for you'

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    Meanwhile, the judge has assured that he would try to schedule a new trial within 120 days. "She's entitled to a verdict in this case", Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said at a news conference. Cosby's lawyer says he and Constand were lovers sharing a consensual sexual encounter. Prosecutors have suggested he might have given her quaaludes.
  • Trump goes to Twitter to undermine own case in travel ban case

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    Following the tragedy in Manchester this past weekend, Donald Trump tweeted out that, this particular incident shows why we need to be tough, we need to be vigilant, we need to be smart, and we need the travel ban. Later Monday evening, Trump reiterated his stance, putting the words travel ban in all caps. It remains unclear whether there's more to the story here, but no matter what went down, it's highly unusual for a top White House staffer's spouse who was about to officially join the ...
  • Deputy AG defends integrity of Russia probe

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    CNN cited a source close to Trump as saying the president was "being advised by many people" to not fire Mueller , who led the Federal Bureau of Investigation between 2001 and 2013. But after the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey last week, Gingrich said he'd changed his mind. Ryan said the smartest thing for the president to do would be to let the investigation continue and be vindicated.
  • Joe Scarborough: Donald Trump Never Discussed Firing Robert Mueller as Special Counsel

    Joe Scarborough: Donald Trump Never Discussed Firing Robert Mueller as Special Counsel

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    House Speaker Paul Ryan, weighing in Tuesday morning, advised the White House and Trump to let the special counsel's investigation continue, and await vindication. Under Justice Department rules, Trump would seemingly have to order Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein to rescind department regulations protecting a special counsel from being fired for no good reason, and then to fire Mueller.
  • DUP pact is playing fast and loose with peace, Adams warns

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    Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams has said he told Theresa May that she is in breach of the Good Friday Agreement. "The danger is that however much any government tries they will not be seen to be impartial if they are locked into a parliamentary deal at Westminster with one of the Northern Ireland parties, and you never know in what unpredictable way events will turn out, and we can not know if that impartiality is going to be crucial at some stage in the future".
  • Robert Mueller's Future in Jeopardy?

    Robert Mueller's Future in Jeopardy?

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    Rosenstein said he would agree to dismiss Mueller only if there were a legitimate basis to do so, and an order from the president would not necessarily qualify. Democratic senators repeatedly criticized Sessions for dispatching Rosenstein to testify Tuesday in his place about the Justice Department's budget to an Appropriations subcommittee.
  • Kashmir: Bodies of Lashkar commander Junaid Matoo and two militants recovered

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    Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba claimed responsibility for the attack, police said, adding it seems they wanted to take revenge of the Arwani encounter in which their local commander Junaid Mattoo is believed to have died. "He was involved in killing of police Constable at Bogund, Kulgam on 15th of this month". The two other slain militants are Nasir Wani and Adil Mushtaq Mir.
  • Senate passes new sanctions on Iran, Russia

    Senate passes new sanctions on Iran, Russia

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    The bill penalizes Moscow for interfering in the 2016 election by imposing sanctions on key sectors of Russia's economy, including mining, metals, shipping and railways. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said the overwhelming passage of the measure "sends a strong signal to President Vladimir Putin while ensuring the Trump administration has the flexibility it needs".
  • Shot US congressman Scalise improving

    Shot US congressman Scalise improving

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    The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity - usually a low-key event that draws about 10,000 people - had sold more than 20,000 tickets and raised more than $1 million for charity as of Thursday afternoon, according to organizers. "I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago", Dr Sava said. "We love you", congressman John Lewis, representing Georgia, said of Mr Scalise's critical condition.