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When Senators asked why he did not make announcements regarding both the investigation into Clinton's e-mails and The Russia Probe, Comey maintained they were different circumstances in which only the former was appropriate. "To my mind it crosses a line when it moves from being about trying to educate a public and instead just becomes about intelligence porn, frankly", Comey said.
  • U.S. won't charge officers in Louisiana killing

    U.S. won't charge officers in Louisiana killing

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    Local leaders and activists have already approached Louisiana state Attorney General Jeff Landry and asked his office to conduct a separate review of the case. U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson mentioned that Salamoni drew his gun and pointed it at Sterling's head, but he didn't say anything about a verbal threat during his news conference.
  • Rosenstein unhappy with White House handling of Comey firing

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    Trump also said that Comey told him two other times that he was not under investigation, once on the phone and once during a dinner that had been "arranged". He said that while he received a scathing assessment of Comey's performance from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Monday, that memo was not a catalyst for his dramatic decision as the White House had said earlier.
  • USA midwest, south brace for more severe weather

    USA midwest, south brace for more severe weather

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    Tornadoes and flooding kill at least 14 as risky weather hammered parts of the midwest and the south. At least two other people reportedly died in storm-related incidents, while two children were missing after their mother's vehicle was swept from a road by flood waters in Madison County.
  • Mormon church removes 185K teens from Boy Scouts, plans own organization

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    The Boy Scouts of America said in a statement that it appreciates its relationship with the LDS church and it is up to the church to decide which programs meet its needs. "That means that they have come to see it as less of a hospitable place". No timetable for when the program will be unveiled has been announced. Boy Scouts is only available in the USA and Canada and more than half of the religion's almost 16 million members live in other countries.
  • Sister says Arkansas slaying suspect battled mental illness

    Sister says Arkansas slaying suspect battled mental illness

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    A suspect in the deaths of a sheriff's deputy and two women in western Arkansas' Yell County was in custody Thursday afternoon after a standoff with authorities, state police said. Police say Bowden released his hostage about 30 minutes before he surrendered. A sheriff's deputy was shot and killed in Arkansas Thursday morning.
  • Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds

    Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds

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    The U.S. and other Western nations also view the PKK as a terrorist group. "I have no doubt that Turkey and the United States will work this out with due considerations, significant attention paid to Turkey's security to NATO's security and the continuing campaign against ISIS", Mattis said, using an alternate acronym for IS.
  • Arizona police: Woman allegedly switched flour for formula

    Arizona police: Woman allegedly switched flour for formula

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    Baby formula products in Tucson are being flagged as potentially risky, the chief of police announced Thursday night. There could be other possible stores where the tainted product was returned, police said, but have not released those locations yet.
  • Read Comey's letter to his FBI colleagues

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    A new Washington Post article offers an intimate look into the immediate before and after of President Donald Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey, and numerous revelations from the 30-odd officials within the White House and intelligence communities who spoke on conditions of anonymity are explosive.
  • EU, US high-level meeting on laptop ban to be held next week

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    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to seek clarification. Jeffrey Price, an aviation-security expert at Metropolitan State University of Denver, said the original ban focused on certain countries because their equipment to screen carry-on bags is not as effective as machines in the U.S.
  • Obamacare repeal Bill far from a sure thing

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    People living with a host of medical conditions are anxious about the future of their coverage if the Republican plan becomes law. Remember how Republicans tried to convince America that Obamacare would place the fate of elderly Americans in the hands of death panels? "President Trump promised not to touch Medicaid or Medicare and has betrayed those promises by supporting this bill".
  • City removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues in New Orleans

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    The monument, an estimated 18 feet tall, had a bronze likeness of Davis standing astride a tall stone pedestal. The statue was first unveiled in 1911. Monument supporters say each of the statues weighs tons and they feared moving the aging icons could result in significant damage. The move came as part of a national response to the shooting of nine black parishioners at a church in SC by racist Dylann Roof earlier that year.