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Kushner, a key White House adviser, had meetings late previous year with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak , and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov. "As they build relationships, there's nothing wrong with that", Kelly said. The Washington Post and NBC each reported late Thursday that Kushner's interactions with Russian figures were of interest to the FBI, but that this did not mean he was a target of the investigation.
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    On This Memorial Day, We Remember Our Fallen Women and Their Families

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    This tradition began in 1868, when General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, declared May 30th to be "Decoration Day" - a day to remember American soldiers who lost their lives during the Civil War. Standing in the bright sun at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado on Monday, he pointed to his chest. Hall said the memorial was built with "soils from battlefields, cemeteries and prison war camps from around the world and waters from the seven ...
  • Memorial Day: Veterans Memorial Bridge Hosts Ceremony for the Fallen

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    As men and women continue to serve and risk their lives around the world, the Army pauses on Memorial Day to remember the legacy of excellence of American Soldiers. The law took effect at the federal level in 1971. While our instinct when we see a serviceman or woman on Memorial Day is to thank them or honor them in some way, wishing them a "Happy Memorial Day " is the wrong choice.
  • Reasons Anonymous White House Officials Say They Can't Stand Jared Kushner

    Reasons Anonymous White House Officials Say They Can't Stand Jared Kushner

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    The disclosures dogged the president during his first trip overseas since taking office and threaten to overwhelm and stall the agenda for his young administration. CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett reported that administration officials feel the leaks in recent days have been "coordinated and timed".
  • Mets say Matz, Lugo will each make another rehab start

    Mets say Matz, Lugo will each make another rehab start

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    Lucie and the club made a decision to hold him out until at least Tuesday. Fortunately, it doesn't sound like a major concern right now. Over the weekend, Terry Collins the manager for the Mets said his slugger should be able to play his second rehab contest on Saturday, but Cespedes was not on the lineup card and did not play during the game.
  • Four facts about the history of Memorial Day

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    Even if you do not have family members who died in service, Memorial Day is a good time to reflect and pay your respects. Before Memorial Day came a holiday called Decoration Day . This established Memorial Day as a Federal Holiday and declared the last Monday in May as the official holiday. "My mother was a colonel in the army, so [I'm] just here to honor all the veterans and the current military members that are serving", said Amy Marsh, who attended the parade .
  • Trump has 'weakened' the West, hurt EU interests: German FM

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    We are committed to provide a supportive business ecosystem to those who join us in our growth story", he said. There was appreciation for India's economic reform agenda, including the GST. Instead of insulting the current occupant of the White House, Merkel would be wise to take a page from British Prime Minister Theresa May's playbook.
  • Gianforte wins Montana special election, apologizes to bodyslammed reporter

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    Just one night before the polls opened, Gianforte violently assaulted Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs , who asked him about the House Obamacare repeal during an event in Bozeman. Ryan would not say whether he and fellow House Republican leaders would agree to seat Gianforte should the candidate win but the Speaker suggested that the wishes of Montana voters would be respected.
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, dead at 89

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    Brzezinski's death, at a hospital in Northern Virginia, was announced on Friday night by his daughter, Mika, on social media. He was known to his friends as Zbig, to his... Carter eventually accepted Brzezinski's proposal for the ill-fated mission, in which eight servicemen died. After serving in the Carter administration, Brzezinski continued to be a major voice in USA foreign policy.
  • Rain didn't stop the memorial day celebration on Veterans Memorial Bridge

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    More than 500 Veterans, active duty military, and civilians gathered at the State Veterans Cemetery Monday to honor those who are no longer with us because they chose the higher calling of service. About 175 people of all ages packed the chapel, with another 175 seated outside the room listening on speakers. Sandoval planned to tell the crowd that most Americans never fully understand the sacrifice of the nation's soldiers, and that remembering them helps lay a foundation for a stronger ...
  • 1 of 2 girls harassed on train speaks out

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    Rather started his message with, "Their names were Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Ricky John Best ". He was stabbed during the attack but is expected to survive. While Christian was yelling, other passengers began to try to de-escalate the situation. The Southern Poverty Law Center reviewed Christian's Facebook page , and found numerous posts espousing extremist views.
  • Memorial Day: 6 things you may not know about the holiday

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    Military personnel, men and women, have gone to other lands to defend freedom and to liberate others from tyranny at a great cost. Of the more than 1 million American veterans who have died in the nation's wars, 620,000 deaths occurred during the Civil War, said Pat Doyle, of the Porter Camp.