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Was he trying to intimidate Comey? A source close to Comey told me this morning: "He hopes there are tapes". Trump is considering 11 people to replace Comey, a White House official said. He declined an invitation to appear at a closed meeting of the Senate intelligence committee next week. When Trump then pressed for "honest loyalty", Comey told him, "You will have that", the associates said.
  • Consternation on Capitol Hill over Trump's Russia meeting

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    Speaking at a joint news conference with the visiting Italian prime minister, Putin said on Wednesday Moscow initially found debates about Russia's meddling in US politics as "funny" but said Moscow is now "concerned because it's hard to imagine what the people who produce such nonsense can come up with next".
  • Predators wear down Gibson, Ducks

    Predators wear down Gibson, Ducks

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    Our fans, they're fantastic". "Obviously, he's a big body, good vision and he can skate, so it's a bit different than other guys I've faced", Kesler said. If the first one was debatable, the second one was obvious to all but the raucous fans who thought Mattias Ekholm should have been allowed to bowl over Gibson.
  • Protesters Gather In Opposition Of Law Banning 'Sanctuary Cities'

    Protesters Gather In Opposition Of Law Banning 'Sanctuary Cities'

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    It allows Texas police to ask about a person's immigration status during routine stops. Eckhardt said SB 4 hampers the county's ability to protect its residents and hold people accountable. A federal court in IL issued a court order last fall requiring ICE to obtain warrants before issuing detainer requests, which is in line with Hernandez's policy.
  • N Carolina gov., Democrats praise voter ruling

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    The Republican-backed 2013 law imposed several voting restrictions including a voter ID requirement, reduced early-voting hours and a prohibition on registering to vote and casting a ballot on the same day. North Carolina's attorney general is not defending the law. Keeping with custom, the Supreme Court did not announce why the appeal would not be heard, and that the refusal did not reflect on its merits.
  • Chelsea Manning released from prison

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    Manning, who underwent gender transition while in prison, said she had acted to raise awareness of the impact of U.S. military action on innocent civilians. "She told ABC News , "I understand why Chelsea was outraged about the mistreatment of people in USA custody... but (leaks) put people at risk", adding, "(Chelsea) didn't have the authority to decide which classified information should be in the public, because she didn't understand the bigger picture...
  • Chelsea Manning leaves military prison after serving 7 years

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    I'm figuring things out right now - which is exciting, awkward, fun, and all new for me". U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in November 2010 that the impact of WiKiLeaks releasing diplomatic cables (from Manning's leak) was "significantly overwrought" by others, noted NPR .
  • Dallas school police use handcuffs to restrain 7-year-old boy

    Dallas school police use handcuffs to restrain 7-year-old boy

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    The boy's family shared photos showing what they claim are bruises from a police officer's nightstick on the boy's legs, and marks on his back from where he was allegedly tased. She says it had become a familiar routine as her son is a special needs student and often has episodes causing him to act out. A report via nbcdfw told of the family hiring an attorney, claiming the district doesn't have adequate oversight from staff while blamed last week's incident on a 'failure in training '.
  • Spring Snow Storm Ready To Hit SW Montana

    Spring Snow Storm Ready To Hit SW Montana

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    The latest date of snow falling in Denver is June 12, in 1947. This big storm arrived this afternoon with showers, thunderstorms, gusty winds, and small hail. The National Weather Service reports that as of 5 a.m., 6 inches of new snow had fallen at Paradise on Mount Rainier. The high on Thursday will only be around 46 degrees, the weather service says.
  • Acting FBI chief declines to say if Trump is under investigation

    Acting FBI chief declines to say if Trump is under investigation

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    But Trump rejected the investigation as nothing more than "an excuse by the Democrats" for losing the election, and insisted it had no bearing on his decision to fire Comey. Comey has recounted to others, he told Mr. Trump that he would always be honest with him, but that he was not "reliable" in the conventional political sense.