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Trump described Wray as "a man of impeccable credentials" in a tweet on Wednesday. "I wish him luck", Mr Trump said of Mr Comey, as he met with Republicans on Wednesday. Christie is an occasional member of Trump's circle of advisers, but he was shut out of the White House - reportedly by first son-in-law Jared Kushner, who's never forgiven Christie for prosecuting Kushner's father.
  • Trump to nominate ex-Justice Department official to lead FBI

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    Bush . Wray is a partner in the law firm King & Spalding. President Donald Trump surprised Washington on Wednesday with his choice to replace James Comey a day ahead of the ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director's blockbuster congressional testimony, tapping a white-collar defense lawyer with strong law enforcement background.
  • Cops warned: Opioids can be deadly

    Cops warned: Opioids can be deadly

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    In 2015, there were 52,404 drug overdoses in the US. It pointed to several cases in which police officers experienced extreme reactions after inadvertently touching or inhaling fentanyl-spiked drugs. This is not because fewer people use drugs there, but that the distribution of deadlier ones - especially fentanyl - is not as high. This exponential growth in overdose deaths in 2016 didn't extend to all parts of the country.
  • White House Downplays Trump Tweets On Gulf Feud

    White House Downplays Trump Tweets On Gulf Feud

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    Some Twitter users say he's violated the First Amendment by doing so. President Donald Trump's tweets take center stage after another morning of quips criticizing the media. The revised travel ban , set to take effect on March 16 before it was blocked by a court, dropped Iraq from the list of covered countries, removed a provision exempting religious minorities from the ban and made clear it doesn't apply to legal permanent US residents, also known as "green card" holders.
  • Iran's Interior Ministry confirms end of terrorist attacks in Tehran

    Iran's Interior Ministry confirms end of terrorist attacks in Tehran

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    In the mausoleum attack assailants killed a security guard and injured at least four others at the mausoleum in southern Tehran , state television said. A second attacker was shot dead, he said. Washington condemned the attacks, with State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert saying: "The depravity of terrorism has no place in a peaceful, civilised world".
  • With Bills CB Shareece Wright

    With Bills CB Shareece Wright

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    Buffalo Bills cornerback Shareece Wright made an expensive, eight-hour Uber trip to NY on Monday just to ensure his presence at a voluntary team practice, according to ESPN . He spent four seasons with the Chargers before playing the next two with the Baltimore Ravens. The price of the ride was a cool $632.08, but Wright's agent jumped back into the conversation to assure onlookers that there had been a generous tip involved in the transaction as well.
  • Flynn to Turn Over Some Documents to Senate Intelligence Committee

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    Mueller's is a criminal investigation, which has been granted wide power to pursue leads wherever they might go. Kushner is under scrutiny in the FBI's Russian Federation probe. And in a Tuesday tweet he charged: "Russian officials must be laughing at the U.S. & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News".
  • Ex-NY mayor Mike Bloomberg leads mass coalition to support climate deal

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    The Paris pullout comes on the heels of President Trump's decision not to reaffirm explicitly the central tenet of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance. He had put the U.S. in league with two other nations - Syria and Nicaragua - who have not signed onto the deal agreed by over 190 other nations. More than 1,200 U.S.
  • Coroner: Nevada woman says child's body in Illinois garage

    Coroner: Nevada woman says child's body in Illinois garage

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    Thomas said police believe the child was killed in Belleville and dumped in the garage. Police found those children, who Spencer said were in their early teens, at the couple's home. The victim said during their time in Illinois Quate killed one of their three children. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the child's mother, who now lives in Las Vegas , was the person who called the tip into police.
  • North Korea 'poses a threat to us all': Mattis

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    At one point, the North called on the local government to live up to the historic June 15th North-South Joint Declaration, an inter-Korea agreement promoting peace between the two countries. One questioner asked if the United States president was an "unbeliever" in the rules-based regional order. Mattis has sought to keep a low profile on his trip, declining to do customary interviews with reporters traveling with him on his plane.
  • Parkersburg student shines at spelling bee

    Parkersburg student shines at spelling bee

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    Her winning word was "jnana", which means "knowledge". It is an adjective. The preliminary process for this year's competition was started eight months ago and the 291 spellers were selected from 11 million participants from the classrooms across the United States.