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Video footage of the clash on Tuesday showed men in suits charging past police to kick and punch protesters. The meeting took place with a White House still responding to what a senior US official said was Trump's disclosure of classified information about an Islamic State terror threat involving laptop computers on aircraft.
  • White House says Trump will hold off on naming FBI director

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    Trump has said he could name a new director before he leaves Friday on his first overseas trip as president. Asked whether the 75-year-old was a front-runner, Trump responded "yes" - confirming Lieberman's surprise candidacy. Not because we don't respect Joe Lieberman . Many senators have said they will not support the nomination of a former politician. There are early signs that Senate Democrats will seize on Lieberman's political career as a black mark against him.
  • Former FBI official: Mueller's exactly who should be leading this investigation

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    In naming Robert Mueller , the U.S. deputy attorney general said it was in the public interest to pick an outsider. They also grilled him yesterday on the timeline of his controversial memo that Trump used as a rationale for sacking Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last week, with two senators saying Rosenstein acknowledged he knew before writing his brief that the president was going to fire Comey."He knew the day before" the May 9 firing, Senate Democrat Dick Durbin told ...
  • Fourth and Final Confederate Statue Coming Down in New Orleans

    Fourth and Final Confederate Statue Coming Down in New Orleans

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    Since May 11, crews in New Orleans have removed monuments to Jefferson Davis , president of the pro-slavery Confederacy and P.G.T. Beauregard, a Confederate general. "Now is the time to send a new message to the next generation of New Orleanians", he added. Of the four monuments, Lee's was easily the most prominent, with the bronze statue alone being close to 20 feet (6 meters) tall.
  • New Orleans Prepares To Take Down Statue Of Gen. Robert E. Lee

    New Orleans Prepares To Take Down Statue Of Gen. Robert E. Lee

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    City officials said in a statement Tuesday evening that the Beauregard monument, the third Confederate monument targeted for removal, would be removed over the next few hours. Anti-monument protesters Rose Hunter, left, and her son, Deshaun Washington make their case with pro-monument supporters, right, near the statue of Confederate Gen.
  • Three teens face charges in shooting of 6-year-old MS boy

    Three teens face charges in shooting of 6-year-old MS boy

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    Details surrounding the murder of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier are starting to crystalize after false statements from the Hinds County sheriff led to rampant rumors and accusations of involvement by the child's family. "Anybody who says she didn't say the baby was missing is wrong". But the sheriff said Archie subsequently told authorities about her son. "It's not true", Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said of the internet rumors.
  • Seeking a new narrative, Trump heads to Middle East and Europe

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    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein faced questions Thursday by United States senators desperate for details about his appointment of a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between President Donald Trump's associates and Russian Federation.
  • Embassy should be moved to Jerusalem

    Embassy should be moved to Jerusalem

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    The letter, signed by about five dozen Christian leaders, was delivered this week to the president. The reason is simple: By the time Mr. David Friedman, US ambassador to Israel, visits the Kotel. And yet here again, Mr. Trump has wavered. Rubio, Cruz and Heller worked on this issue earlier in the year when they brought out the " Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act" which would have moved the embassy.
  • Comey Agrees To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee

    Comey Agrees To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee

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    Senate Intelligence committee at a public hearing. Burr says the committee wants to hear from Comey on his role in the development of the US intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation interfered in last year's election. Richard Burr of North Carolina said in a statement. Burr and Warner sent Comey a formal invitation to testify before an open or closed session of the intelligence committee earlier this week, though the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief had ...
  • White House Laywers Researching Impeachment Procedures

    White House Laywers Researching Impeachment Procedures

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    The continuous drip-drip of breaking news on investigations into Donald Trump and Russian Federation have reached the point where White House lawyers are researching impeachment procedures. President Donald Trump listens during his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington , Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
  • Firing FBI chief 'eased pressure'

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    The date of the hearing has not yet been set. A grand jury in Virginia recently issued a subpoena for records related to Flynn's business, The Flynn Intel Group, which had been paid more than US$500,000 (NZ$721,000) by a company owned by a Turkish American businessman close to top Turkish officials, sources said.