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Mr Comey is due to testify to an open session of the Senate Intelligence Committee after being fired from his position as head of the intelligence agency. The new headlines were a fresh indication that Trump would not be able to change the subject from what appears to be an intensifying investigation reaching toward the president and his inner circle.
  • 1 dead in western Wisconsin after apparent tornado

    1 dead in western Wisconsin after apparent tornado

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    The tornadoes, some of them still unverified a day later, touched down in five states: Wisconsin and Oklahoma , which each had one death and about 40 homes destroyed, and Texas, Kansas and Nebraska. "He had some bad head trauma going on and I didn't want him to go to sleep", Daily said. Residents said the park had about 50 trailer homes, and at least two dozen were destroyed.
  • Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years

    Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years

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    That show was the more traditional, three-ring circus, while the one performing this weekend had a narrative storyline. Several animal rights groups repeatedly criticized, picketed and sued Ringling Bros . "This was a hard business decision to make, but by ending the circus tours, we will be able to concentrate on the other lines of business within the Feld Entertainment portfolio", said Juliette Feld, chief operating officer.
  • Fact Check: 'We Don't Have Health Care In This Country,' Trump Says

    Fact Check: 'We Don't Have Health Care In This Country,' Trump Says

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    Most were kicked out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, which government workers use. The Louisiana senator explained, "Your best way to lower premiums is to expand the risk pool ... Those include a lack of young, healthy enrollees, too many sick plan members and an exodus of insurance carriers from certain areas of country. The state waivers for Obamacare regulations would only apply as early as 2019 and only if the state applies for the waiver.
  • AG Sessions paves way for stricter sentencing in criminal cases

    AG Sessions paves way for stricter sentencing in criminal cases

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    The Obama administration, which led a bipartisan push for more lenient and flexible sentencing laws, presided over the first decline in the federal prison population in a generation. The most "serious" crimes are determined by which offenses carry the longest sentences, according to guidelines. That would send more people to prison and for much longer terms by triggering mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Notre Dame University students walk out of Pence's speech

    Notre Dame University students walk out of Pence's speech

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    Valedictorian CJ Pine, an Arabic and Peace Studies graduate, also delivered a speech to fellow students - one which appeared to be littered with references to the Trump administration. Bill Dimaro said he was proud of his graduating daughter, Cassandra, for taking part in the action. And indeed there was a free exchange of ideas at Notre Dame's graduation ceremony.
  • Nelson's Four Seasons finale: Horschel over Day in playoff

    Nelson's Four Seasons finale: Horschel over Day in playoff

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    Day shot 2-under 68, one shot better than eventual victor Horschel in the final round, however a disappointing bogey on the par 4 12 hole, where he made par in the three rounds prior, pegged him back to an equal finish at the end of 72 holes.
  • Circus owner says final show is a 'celebration'

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    The decision to close the circus was made in January when a combination of high operating costs and lower ticket sales spelled doom for the American institution. Many in the audience had tears in their eyes as they sang, and performers on the show floor hugged. The allegations of elephant abuse prompted municipalities around the country to ban elephant bullhooks - a sharp metal tool used by the handlers - or to prohibit wild animal performances altogether, as Los Angeles recently moved to do.
  • Trump threatens to cancel all future news briefings

    Trump threatens to cancel all future news briefings

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    Trump defended the struggle by his administration to come up with a consistent timeline and rationale for the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey this week. Trump would suggest that he, himself, may have engaged in such conduct is staggering", Schiff said in a statement. It now seems clear that Trump, who called Comey a "showboat" and a "grandstander", wanted to fire the director one way or another, so asked the Justice Department to create a paper trail for cover.
  • Trump lavishes praise on Saudis, but silent on human rights

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    Nearby US Army choppers are already parked, and aboard are the crew members that will take Trump and his team after the 40-minute ceremony to a special landing strip that has been laid in advance in Jerusalem. White House aides have tried to play down expectations for significant progress on the peace process during Mr Trump's stop, casting it as more symbolic than substantive.
  • United States lawmaker calls for Trump impeachment

    United States lawmaker calls for Trump impeachment

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    The DNC has refrained from mentioning the impeachment process and has not officially used the word. British betting firm Ladbrokes LCL.L cut the price of a Trump impeachment to odds-on at 4-5 from 11-10, equivalent to about 56 percent probability that Trump will be removed from office.