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The USS Ford and the class of super carriers are named in honor of the United State's 38th president, Gerald R. Ford . Bales, the ship's sponsor, said nobody would be prouder of the commissioning than her father. The US Navy has attributed the delays and budget overruns to the ship's state-of-the-art systems and technology, including electromagnetic launch systems for jets and drones that will replace steam catapults.
  • Trump, Schiff Exchange Barbs In Twitter Feud

    Trump, Schiff Exchange Barbs In Twitter Feud

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    Adam Schiff has a high-profile position in the House intelligence committee, granting him a very important position in the Congress' investigation of the Russian implication in the 2016 presidential election, as well as a potential collusion by the Trump campaign.
  • Trump Approval Rating At 50 Percent Or Higher In 17 States

    Trump Approval Rating At 50 Percent Or Higher In 17 States

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    In April, NBC News released a look at a poll that had 45 percent of voters saying President Trump's first 100 Days were off to a poor start. Other poll findings indicate that the majority, 51% of those polled, say they are dissatisfied with the way president Trump does his job, compared to 44% who approve.
  • USS Constitution returns to water after repairs

    USS Constitution returns to water after repairs

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    The Constitution entered the dock at the historic Charlestown Navy Yard on the night of May 18, 2015, and on Sunday - a day that was expected to have the highest tide of the summer - the dry dock at the navy yard was flooded, and the ship was lifted off the keel block.
  • Urgent foreign ministers' meeting on latest Palestinian crisis postponed: Arab League

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    Its wider compound, known as the Noble Sanctuary of Jerusalem , is one of the world's most important religious sites, venerated by Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Arab League said Israel was "playing with fire". The three countries, all current members of the Council, "request UNSC to urgently discuss how calls for de-escalation in Jerusalem can be supported", Carl Skau, spokesperson for Sweden's mission to the United Nations, wrote on Twitter .
  • Trump lawyer says there's no pardon discussion

    Trump lawyer says there's no pardon discussion

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    Sessions said he had no plans to resign. He also took a swipe at other GOP lawmakers, tweeting, "It's very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President". Kushner in a lengthy statement released Monday provided more details on his meetings with Kremlin-linked contacts, including two with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
  • Trump Jr., Manafort not to testify publicly

    Trump Jr., Manafort not to testify publicly

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    Collins on Trump's critique of Mueller: "He should not say anything further about the Special Counsel, his staff, or the investigation". "I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government".
  • White House team reaches out on Jerusalem crisis

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    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for his part, chose to cut off ties with Israel on Friday in protest of Israel's decision to install metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount. Some Israeli ministers have suggested that the 19-year-old assailant responsible for Friday's knife attack should receive the death penalty, a sentencing option that remains available in Israel's military courts but has not been used since 1962.
  • Palestinian President cuts contacts with Israel

    Palestinian President cuts contacts with Israel

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    Israel has installed security cameras near the entrance of Temple Mount in Old Jerusalem , nine days after an attack at the holy site and amid increased tensions in the region. Sweden, Egypt and France requested the meeting to "urgently discuss how calls for de-escalation in Jerusalem can be supported", Sweden's deputy United Nations ambassador, Carl Skau, posted on Twitter .
  • Gov. Rauner Calls Special Session on Education Funding Bill

    Gov. Rauner Calls Special Session on Education Funding Bill

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    It also argues that the bill would provide more funding to schools throughout the state without addressing the factors that see IL schools spend more per student than any of its neighboring states. "There is no excuse - none - for our schools not to open on time", Rauner said during a visit to Auburn High School, 25 miles south of Springfield .
  • Next Minneapolis police chief has deep community roots

    Next Minneapolis police chief has deep community roots

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    Police Lt. Bob Kroll, Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis president, frequently criticized the former chief and the mayor. In announcing her resignation , Harteau said she wanted to "let a fresh set of leadership eyes see what more can be done" to improve the police department.