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Mr Comey, a NY born lawyer, reportedly refused to give Mr Trump's aides a preview of his testimony on the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server before a Senate panel, which the President is said to have considered "an act of insubordination".
  • US needs September shutdown to fix Senate mess

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    The two discussed "safe, or de-escalation, zones" in Syria, according to the White House. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., on Wednesday denied the idea that his party wanted a government shutdown after a Trump administration official suggested they did on Tuesday.
  • 'US in no position to lecture other countries on human rights'

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    On Monday the Philippine leader said he could not commit to visiting the USA president because of a busy schedule, even though no firm date has yet been proposed. Palace sources say it was Xi and Trump who initiated the phone calls with Duterte. Cozying up to Duterte and offering him a White House stage was a big mistake.
  • Sajjan Jindal meeting back-channel diplomacy, Nawaz Sharif tells Pak Army

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    Last week, it was reported that the Jindal-Sharif meeting was aimed at opening up back-channel talks. The report quoting a ruling PML-N leader said Sharif was tight-lipped on his meeting with Jindal. "The Army chief told his officers that the meeting was a part of back-channel diplomacy", the report stated. The Foreign Office had termed the meeting "personal" and refused to comment on it.
  • U.S. to Arm Syrian Kurds

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    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, speaking during a visit to Montenegro yesterday, said weapons supplied to the YPG had, in the past, fallen into PKK hands. It remains to be seen what shadow the issue will cast over the talks between Trump and Erdogan, which have been touted as chance to forge a new partnership between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.
  • Bye-bye Blue House as S. Korean leader shuns imperial home

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    The two countries are also at odds over a "comfort woman" statue that was built outside the Japanese consulate in the southern South Korean city of Busan after the agreement was signed. The centre will draw on officers from across the CIA and "bring their expertise and creativity to bear against the North Korea target", an agency statement said.
  • Waters Confused On Her Own View Of Comey Firing

    Waters Confused On Her Own View Of Comey Firing

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    As reasonable as Alexander's point was, it was poison to Waters. When she tried to turn the question back on itself, Alexander pressed again. Rep. "It is clear that the motive, that this firing was to stop an investigation that the president feared". Everybody is talking about it because this is highly unusual.
  • Removal of Confederate icons stirs nuanced, varied reactions

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    The first monument removed by the city, as Breitbart Texas reported , was the Liberty Place monument, where masked men showed up to the monument in the middle of the night to remove it from public view. To the monument's defenders, however, they represent an important link to the city's history and taking them down is equivalent to ripping out pages from a textbook.
  • PSU fraternity members charged after hazing death

    PSU fraternity members charged after hazing death

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    Appearing at a press conference with Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller , Piazza's father James said his son's death was "a senseless and very preventable tragedy" that "did not have to happen". A fraternity brother told him they had it under control and shoved him aside. Around 10 a.m., a fellow pledge, Daniel Erickson, found Piazza in the basement.
  • Passengers Get Into Fist Fight On Southwest Flight

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    The other man is now being described as a victim and has suffered several injuries to his face including a chipped tooth and contusion to his left eye. She's running toward the fray, which I thought was heroic on her behalf. The taller guy gets his feet under him. The wrestling turns to punching as the two roll over onto another seat and fall on top of a flight attendant who was trying to intervene.