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President Trump took to Twitter to slam the Justice Department's decision to appoint Mueller as special counsel to investigate Trump campaign ties with Russian Federation. "I think for months, well into 2018, we are going to see this administration hobbled by this investigation". Mark Warner (D-VA). Republicans on Capitol Hill hoped the same, reasoning that the appointment of a special counsel could free them to work on a major tax overhaul - and other matters - without constant ...
  • China's dealmakers edge out Trump in first round

    China's dealmakers edge out Trump in first round

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    Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., who said the trade was vital to the success of farmers and ranchers, also touted the opening of Chinese markets to US natural gas exports as part of the deal made by the Trump administration this week. economy as a whole", Townsley said in a statement . But while the agreement touches on numerous trade barriers American companies have long complained about, it remains to be seen how far China will go to allow more American exports.
  • Amber Alert canceled for 7-year-old missing boy

    Amber Alert canceled for 7-year-old missing boy

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    The boy's mother left the vehicle running while she went inside the store, authorities said. Luke said 18-year-old Dwan Wakefield was taken into custody before 11 a.m. "It is time this senseless violence end". Family members said Kingston was looking forward to this day. Jones said multiple officers responded, with the first officer arriving on scene at 1:32 a.m.
  • Mayor: Statue removal will allow city to heal

    Mayor: Statue removal will allow city to heal

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    In years following Katrina, the city had gotten safer. As a reminder, vandalism of any public property is strictly prohibited. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu called for the removal of the monument in the wake of the 2015 massacre of nine black parishioners at a SC church.
  • Guest Editorial…Americans lose in GOP health bill

    Guest Editorial…Americans lose in GOP health bill

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    But Republicans insisted their office seats were made possible, in many cases, by constituents who have implored them to end Obamacare and improve health care coverage. As of now, because the GOP pushed to vote before a new CBO score was released, it is unclear how much the new health care legislation would cost or how many people might lose their coverage.
  • Chief: Boy called police to say father had drugs in luggage

    Chief: Boy called police to say father had drugs in luggage

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    Mercado turned himself into police after he became aware that police had begun to search for him. The boy's father, Yamil Mercado, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning on the charges of trafficking heroin over 200 grams and reckless endangerment of a child in Lawrence District Court.
  • New Orleans set to remove Robert E. Lee statue

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    Shortly after 3 a.m. on Wednesday , city workers donning helmets and bulletproof vests removed a statue of Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard. Sculptor Alexander Doyle created the sculpture, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991 and slated for removal previous year after the New Orleans City Council declared it and three other Confederate Era monuments a public nuisance.
  • Multiple Congressional Committees Want Comey's FBI Memos And Testimony

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    He added: "Whether there are mitigating circumstances remains to be seen ". First Republicans faced questions on a report initially published in the Washington Post that Trump last week shared details about a Daesh (the so-called) terror threat with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak.
  • Number 1 seed Celtics land first draft pick in 2017 draft

    Number 1 seed Celtics land first draft pick in 2017 draft

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    Fox had his best game of the season against Ball's UCLA team in the NCAA Tournament , recording 39 points and four assists in their Sweet 16 matchup. It's easy to be negative with anything regarding the Kings, but there are positives to take away from this night. Seventeen go in the first round of this mock draft .
  • What is code-word information, and what happens when it is revealed?

    What is code-word information, and what happens when it is revealed?

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    Freeland said she expects the administration to send its notice soon announcing the upcoming renegotiation of NAFTA. According to The Post , officials scrambled to "contain the potential fallout" from the conversation by quickly contacting the directors of the CIA and the National Security Agency.
  • Watch live as House Democrats hold news conference on Trump and Russian Federation

    Watch live as House Democrats hold news conference on Trump and Russian Federation

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    Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), the speaker of the House, told reporters Wednesday. Last week, Senator Grassley had downplayed concerns about Comey's firing, telling those anxious to "suck it up". "There is no collusion between, certainly myself and my campaign, but I can only speak for myself and the Russians". Burr and Warner also called for Comey, who hasn't appeared before the committee since his May 9 firing, to testify in closed and open sessions.