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Congress is expected to vote this week on the $1.1 trillion spending bill. Withdraw from South Korea - seriously MORE. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney had an unusual lecture for reporters on Tuesday about how a " good shutdown " would "fix" Washington , D.C.
  • White House opens in-house movie theater to public tours

    White House opens in-house movie theater to public tours

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    First Lady Melania Trump also shared a sweet snap of her son, Barron , taking a picture of her. President Donald Trump used his 29.4-million-follower Twitter account this morning to wish a happy Mother's Day to First Lady Melania Trump as well as "all of the great mothers out there".
  • Fox News Co-President Bill Shine Ousted After Network Scandals

    Fox News Co-President Bill Shine Ousted After Network Scandals

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    His departure is sure to roil some of Fox News's most recognisable stars, with whom Mr Shine had close relationships. Shine, a 20-year veteran of the channel, had been elevated to the lofty position he shared with Jack Abernethy by Fox chief Rupert Murdoch last summer in the wake of Ailes' sudden exit, also under an avalanche of sexual harassment accusations.
  • Mormon Church pulling out older boys from certain Boy Scout programs

    Mormon Church pulling out older boys from certain Boy Scout programs

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    Starting on January 1, the LDS Church, which is the oldest and largest charter organization in the Boy Scouts of America, will no longer sponsor Varsity and Venturing Scout programs in both the US and Canada. Van Putten said the biggest question she receives from parents is about the cost of Scouting. About 2.3 million children will remain enrolled in the Boy Scouts even after the exodus of the Mormon youths.
  • Trump administration postpones another meeting on Paris climate agreement

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    Main advisors to President Trump and cabinet officers were due to meet on Tuesday to decide whether Trump should keep his campaign promise to pull the USA out of the Paris agreement. A meeting of his advisers that had been scheduled for Tuesday was postponed due to scheduling conflicts, a White House Official said. While the new Trump administration decides what to do, the Chinese foreign ministry quoted Xi as telling his French counterpart, newly-elected Emmanuel Macron , in a ...
  • Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing

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    The denials came hours after Trump issued a warning to the FBI Director he fired days earlier: "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Lester Holt knew when to say nothing, and allowed Trump to hang himself.
  • Schumer raises possibility of stalling Trump's Federal Bureau of Investigation nominee

    Schumer raises possibility of stalling Trump's Federal Bureau of Investigation nominee

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    Republican leaders in the Senate have rebuffed calls for a special prosecutor, saying it would interfere with ongoing congressional probes. "Yes, I think there are a lot of Democrats who feel that way", he added. "I said, 'If it's possible, would you let me know, am I under investigation?' He said, you are not under investigation", Trump said in an interview Thursday with NBC News.
  • Boston Red Sox permanently ban man for racial slur at another fan

    Boston Red Sox permanently ban man for racial slur at another fan

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    The Boston Police Department confirmed that its civil rights unit is investigating and will determine whether further action is warranted. The question was brought on following a situation earlier in the week when Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was subjected to racist taunts by fans at Fenway Park in Boston .
  • McKinley Explains Vote for American Health Care Act

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    Jones also said "if Republicans had been smart", they would have used a more open, deliberative process to build support for the repeal and replace legislation. Medicaid expansion has both lowered the rate of uninsured residents and, by improving access to preventive care and reducing costly uncompensated care , is resulting in cost savings and better health for all .
  • Backed fighters prepare for final assault on Raqqa

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    Kurdish officials have never said anything about conquering Raqqa for somebody else, and it would be unusual for the group to be willing to commit so heavy to the invasion of a city if they didn't have designs on incorporating it into their self-declared autonomous region.
  • Is Sean Spicer Getting Fired?

    Is Sean Spicer Getting Fired?

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    Dick Durbin, the Senate's number two Democrat, said President Trump may be obstructing justice by firing FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the investigation into Russia's meddling in the USA election and Moscow's ties to Trump associates.
  • Jefferson Davis Statue Loses Battle of New Orleans

    Jefferson Davis Statue Loses Battle of New Orleans

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    The first, an obelisk known as the Liberty Monument that was raised in honor of a racially-charged 1874 attempt to overthrow the New Orleans government, was removed in late April. Mayor Landrieu says the removals are to make " New Orleans more diverse, but Landrieu can not be inclusive, tolerant, or diverse when he is erasing a very specific and undeniable part of New Orleans' history", said Pierre McGraw, President of the Monumental Task Committee.