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Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio; Sen. "It does not come close to providing the revenue we need", said Delegate Larry Rowe, D-Kanawha. The 34 Senate members are now not on the clock and none will be paid until they go back into session.
  • GOP security hawks on Trump: We told you so

    GOP security hawks on Trump: We told you so

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    Trump described steps the Islamic State was taking to pursue a plot involving the use of laptop computers on civilian aircraft, officials said. Anxious about keeping tabs on the highly sensitive material, the Obama administration officials set new limits on some classified information and explicitly barred Trump aides from viewing that material in their transition offices.
  • China's Xi says willing to put South Korea ties back on track

    China's Xi says willing to put South Korea ties back on track

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    The missile test is part of efforts by North Korea to build a nuclear-tipped missile with the capacity to reach the United States, a distance of approximately 4,800 miles. "We're now at a crossroads in our relations", Wang told Lee and urged the new Korean administration to "remove the obstacles" that stand in the way of better ties - a broad hint at the THAAD battery.
  • Trump Alleges 'Witch Hunt', Denies Trying To Kill FBI Probe

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    No. Next question", Trump told a news conference when asked if he "in any way, shape or form" ever urged Comey, whom he fired on May 9, to close down the investigation into Michael Flynn. "The action shows the urgency of investigating Trump-Russia possible collusion and interference in our election". He then embarked on a vitriolic attack on his former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, claiming Comey had been "very unpopular with most people" who had had "a poor, poor performance in ...
  • FBI Director Comey's unceremonious ouster boomerangs on President Trump

    FBI Director Comey's unceremonious ouster boomerangs on President Trump

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    Democrats and a number of Republicans said they wanted to hear from Comey, who was sacked last week a day before Trump met in the Oval Office with the Russian diplomats. " I hope you can let this go ", Trump told Comey, according to a source familiar with the contents of the memo. How many memos did Comey write? One day after the Justice Department appointed a special prosecutor to take over the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russian ...
  • Investigators near Teterboro look into cause

    Investigators near Teterboro look into cause

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    Federal investigators are scheduled to give an update on the crash Tuesday. A man can be seen running across a parking lot toward the crash site as thick, black smoke spews into the air. The pilot and co-pilot died in a Learjet crash Monday afternoon as it approached Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, Carlstadt Police dispatcher Don Pomponio said.
  • Trump Speaks at National Peace Officers' Memorial Service

    Trump Speaks at National Peace Officers' Memorial Service

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    He said "attacks on our police are a stain on the fabric of our society". Police in Northeast Wisconsin are honoring fallen officers as part of National Police Week. Lee and Moss, who were most recently added to the local memorial, also have been added to the Law Enforcement Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. What's "unbelievable" is that a president can't share a heartfelt, unscripted moment as a kind gesture to the son of a fallen police officer.
  • Trump administration announces plans to renegotiate NAFTA

    Trump administration announces plans to renegotiate NAFTA

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    President Trump has called NAFTA a "disaster" for the U.S. economy, but the U.S. Trade Representative says the White House plans to pursue a more modest course of updating the agreement, rather than tearing it down completely. The letter gives Canada and Mexico a 90-day notice before the negotiations could begin. "There was a moment where the probability, or the perception that NAFTA would end, was very strong", Garcia said in an interview in Mexico City.
  • Venezuela death toll rises to at least 42

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    Opposition critics accuse these individuals - known as Chavistas - and their relatives of enjoying the fruits of living overseas as their home country spirals into crisis mode, with anti-Maduro protests leaving 42 people dead and hundreds more wounded and arrested since they began April 1.
  • Birthplace of grunge mourns 'Seattle's son' Chris Cornell

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    The Fox Theatre tweeted images of Cornell and his electrified crowd, hands outstretched toward the singer as he played hits like "Spoonman" and " Fell On Black Days ". He found his outlet in music, first as a drummer and then a singer and guitarist as he joined guitarist Kim Thayil and bassist Hiro Yamamoto to form Soundgarden.
  • Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1

    Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1

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    He and Bradix jumped on top of Rojas, lifted his shirt to make sure he had no weapons and held him until police arrived moments later, Balde said. But he added: "It's a tough day for New York City". The area is now under a police cordon after the vehicle came to rest on its side with smoke pouring from it. Police pushed pedestrians back from the scene as a precaution as the vehicle was inspected for explosives.