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But according to DHS spokesman David Lapan , no final decisions have been made, though an expansion is "likely". The original electronics ban was implemented in March, and required passengers from several countries in the Middle East and Africa to check and stow laptops, e-readers, cameras and other large portable devices with their baggage before passing through security at certain airports.
  • North Korea fires another missile, South Korean military says

    North Korea fires another missile, South Korean military says

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    The missile flew 310 miles before it splashed down in the East Sea/Sea of Japan. "The US mainland and the Pacific operational theatre are within the strike range of the DPRK and the DPRK has all kinds of powerful means for annihilating retaliatory strike", North Korea's state KCNA news agency said in a commentary on Saturday.
  • House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz Will Resign Next Month

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    Members of Congress reportedly urged Gowdy to run for the chairmanship after Chaffetz announced several weeks ago that he would retire from Congress. Gowdy's spokeswoman did not confirm the congressman's intent to take Chaffetz's post, but lawmakers reportedly said he would win if he ran, Politico reported on Thursday.
  • James Comey to testify in public session

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    NPR reports that the hearing will be scheduled for after Memorial Day. US President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey and said he did not ask Comey to end his probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
  • Won't let America down on healthcare, assures Donald Trump

    Won't let America down on healthcare, assures Donald Trump

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    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Michigan) said that the House added money for tax credits to the bill to help people 50 years of age and older pay for coverage, and that he expects the Senate will add to those tax credits and "complete the job".
  • Torchlight protest in U.S. draws comparisons to "days of the KKK"

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    The mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, was hit with anti-Semitic tweets following protests by white nationalists over the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Led by white nationalist and self-proclaimed "alt-right" leader Richard Spencer , the group milled about while holding burning torches for approximately 10 minutes on Saturday evening.
  • Times Square auto suspect 'told police he wanted to kill them all'

    Times Square auto suspect 'told police he wanted to kill them all'

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    A teenager killed when an apparently intoxicated driver sped into crowds in Times Square spanning multiple blocks is being remembered Friday as a bright and compassionate woman. She has yet to be identified publicly by authorities. The incident began as Rojas was driving south on Seventh Avenue through Times Square, police said.
  • Kremlin declines to comment on probe of Trump ties with Russia

    Kremlin declines to comment on probe of Trump ties with Russia

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    Sources told CNN they had cultivated a strong relationship with the retired US Army lieutenant general. The conversations deeply concerned United States intelligence officials, some of whom acted on their own to limit how much sensitive information they shared with Flynn, who was tapped to become Trump's national security adviser, current and former governments officials said.
  • Teen killed in Times Square tragedy remembered as 'compassionate, bright' woman

    Teen killed in Times Square tragedy remembered as 'compassionate, bright' woman

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    After the wreck, Rojas emerged from his vehicle running, yelling and jumping before being subdued by police and bystanders. An 18-year-old woman from MI was killed and 22 other people injured, including the woman's 13-year-old sister. "He went through a real tough time ", Mr Ramos said, adding that he had lost contact with Rojas. Portage Central High School principal Eric Alburtus described his student as "smart, amusing and engaging".
  • Body of missing college student found after week-long search

    Body of missing college student found after week-long search

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    Police suspect they found the remains of Michael Doherty, 20, at 2:30 pm on Saturday in Franklin, Massachusetts. The 2015 grad of Xaverian Brothers High School had returned home for the summer the week before and was due to start his junior year at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering.
  • US House Oversight Panel Head Chaffetz To Leave Congress

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    Chaffetz tweeted that the House oversight panel will see Comey's memo "if it exists". Chaffetz' departure is likely to spark a battle over who replaces him as the head of the oversight committee that will once again pit the House Freedom Caucus against the establishment.