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White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Friday that President Trump was considering whether to invoke executive privilege to stop Comey's appearance. But Trump has addressed his conversations with Comey publicly in interviews and tweets, including one where he threatened the ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
  • Supreme Court asked to let Trump travel ban take effect

    Supreme Court asked to let Trump travel ban take effect

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    Justice has asked the Supreme Court to review the 4th Circuit case and place stays on the injunctions from both the Maryland and Hawaii cases, NPR reported. The 2nd executive order was meant to overcome the legal issues posed by the original ban, but it was blocked by judges before it could go into effect on 16 March.
  • Flynn to give Senate panel some documents in Russian Federation investigation

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    Those subpoenas were issued to the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency for information on any such unmasking requests made by several Obama administration officials, including former National Security Adviser Susan Rice , former CIA Director John Brennan and former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power , according to one official.
  • Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Thinking of Moving Back to NYC

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    After returning late Saturday from his first foreign trip as president, Trump geared up to combat concerns over his advisers' ties to Russian Federation, including explosive reports about Jared Kushner, his indispensable aide-de-camp. But he said on "Fox News Sunday" that "any channel of communications back or otherwise with a country like Russian Federation is a good thing ". He remains an influential confidant within the White House as does his wife, Ivanka Trump.
  • Showdown at the Capitol over bathroom bill

    Showdown at the Capitol over bathroom bill

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    Larry Gonzales , R-Round Rock, said at a Capitol press conference. A broader proposal mandating that virtually all transgender people in the country's second-largest state use public restrooms according to the gender on their birth certificates sailed through the Texas Senate months ago.
  • California Senate Passes Bill Extending Last Call To 4AM

    California Senate Passes Bill Extending Last Call To 4AM

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    State Sen. Ricardo Lara , who proposed the bill alongside his fellow Democrats , has argued that California should implement its own single-payer health care system. The California Senate wants to create a governance structure nearly identical to the University of California system to implement and operate a single payer healthcare system.
  • Climate Change: 'Trump is on a path to planetary destruction'

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    The topic of conversation? Under current projections, Russian Federation could step up its carbon emissions and still claim to meet its 2030 goals. That speaker was no Sierra Club spokesman or Democratic Party representative. Trump's decision is likely to play well with the Republican base, with the more immediate damage likely to appear on the diplomatic front. The CEO of Disney resigned from the president's business advisory council, alongside Elon Musk , CEO of Tesla and SpaceX.
  • SCOTUS sets June 12 deadline for travel ban challengers' responses

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    President Trump's administration formally petitioned the Supreme Court to hear arguments over his travel ban in an expedited fashion and restore the ban immediately. "The courts below openly second-guessed the president's finding that those conditions and risks provided the basis for". Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said Thursday that the administration is “confident that President Trumps executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe ...
  • 12-year-old Indian-American wins U.S. spelling bee

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    She'll deliver it Friday. "It was kind of intense", she said of 21 rounds of head-to-head contest with Rohan Rajeev , speller 235 and an Oklahoma eighth grader in his first Bee. Balu Natarajan from IL was the first Indian American to have won the competition back in 1985. Vinay outlasted 291 other kids and fought through several rounds against runner-up Rohan Rajeev to claim the spelling bee trophy and its $40,000 grand prize.
  • Putin: US election hackers could have been from anywhere

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    USA and European Union sanctions against Russian Federation remain in effect because of its involvement in the Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea. Putin said Thursday that " patriotic " Russians could have been involved, but covered their tracks to make it seem like the operation was run by the Russian government.
  • Protest at Kabul bombing site turns deadly

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    But otherwise security authorities in Kabul banned protests and demonstrations, citing the risk of attacks on large gatherings of people. Earlier, authorities had urged locals to end anti-government protests because of reports that militants would target any gathering, similar to one that killed scores of people past year.
  • Turkey Dispute Over Washington Protest Heats Up

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    Videos of the altercation, in which Erdoğan's bodyguards were shown beating demonstrators outside the Turkish embassy as the president looked on, elicited condemnations by American lawmakers, with senator John McCain saying the country's ambassador should be "thrown out" .