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A spokesman for the Department of Justice's Russian Federation investigation would not comment to the Journal when asked if Sessions was part of any criminal probe involving Trump and Russian Federation. Since Sessions was confirmed in early February, he has been dogged by questions about his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign.
  • Cosby prosecutor fights release of juror names

    Cosby prosecutor fights release of juror names

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    Several of them attended the criminal trial with their lawyers. "You know, you picture this guy who's Cliff Huxtable, who was America's dad for so long, and to hear the things that they were talking about was very shocking", McCloskey told the news station.
  • Senior student mocks school's dress code with yearbook quote

    Senior student mocks school's dress code with yearbook quote

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    DiPaolo called attention to this blatant contradiction with a self-quote: "I'm sorry, did my shoulders distract you from reading this quote?" DiPaolo said she's never agreed with the dress code , which prohibits halter tops and half-shirts, sweaters and blouses that expose breasts or stomachs, as well as muscle shirts, mesh shirts, and loose-fitting tank tops.
  • DC Jewish community to hold vigil for Muslim teen killed in attack

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    She and a group of friends were returning to a mosque in Fairfax County, after leaving in the early morning hours to eat at a nearby McDonald's. Authorities said Hassanen died of blunt force trauma to her upper body after 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres came out of his vehicle swinging the bat at her group of friends early Sunday.
  • Senate Republicans Are Closer Than Ever To Repealing Obamacare

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    In a three-minute scolding during a Senate Finance Committee meeting, McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, dressed down committee chairman Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, for what McCaskill called a legislative process even more partisan than what transpired during passage of the Affordable Care Act .
  • Georgia Voting in Closely Watched Congressional Election

    Georgia Voting in Closely Watched Congressional Election

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    Analysts have said the 6th district's slowly declining support of Republicans , who have held this congressional seat for decades, is a direct response to the Trump administration and its aggressive conservative agenda, including a controversial GOP health care overhaul effort that has far less support than Obamacare.
  • Dems gum up Senate to protest GOP health care bill secrecy

    Dems gum up Senate to protest GOP health care bill secrecy

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    Republicans are getting ready for Senate votes on legislation scuttling former President Barack Obama's health care law, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday among growing indications that the climactic vote could occur next week.
  • Airline Flights Being Canceled Due To Extreme Heat

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    The good news for anyone looking to get out of town and avoid the heat wave this week? That hasn't happened since 2013, and it would be only the third time the city has reached that temperature . That's what has kept some planes grounded in Phoenix this week where temperatures have been pushing 120 degrees. Heat kills more people in the United States than any other type of weather , so take precautions.
  • Trump lawyer says president not under investigation, despite tweets

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    On " Face The Nation " on CBS, Sekulow clarified that he's so confident that there isn't any investigation into the president because they have not received any notification from the special counsel's office. The president wrote on Twitter on Friday: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Schiff also said he believes recent congressional testimony from Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions points to signs of possible ...
  • Southwest celebrates first day of summer with heat wave

    Southwest celebrates first day of summer with heat wave

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    That's why manufactures place maximum operating temperatures on their aircraft. A construction worker climbs onto a roof at sunrise to avoid the heat, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Phoenix. He says second and third degree burns from hot asphalt and concrete, playground equipment, auto and truck interiors and scalding water from outdoor hoses are common when temperatures exceed 100 degrees.
  • US Senate Republicans to release healthcare bill Thursday

    US Senate Republicans to release healthcare bill Thursday

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    Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) defended the Republicans, saying that the democrats had not wanted anyone talking about the ACA when it was being drafted. The legislation affects affect tens of millions of Americans and a fifth of the U.S. McConnell is using closed-door meetings among Republicans to write the bill. "Certainly his premise is that Democrats don't want to have anything to do with repealing the Affordable Care Act, and it's because what they're doing is a bunch of partisan nonsense ...
  • Democrats 'hold the floor' to delay vote on GOP healthcare bill

    Democrats 'hold the floor' to delay vote on GOP healthcare bill

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    Later he said , "I ask unanimous consent that no motion to proceed to calendar number 120, H.R. 1628, the American Healthcare Act, until the bill has been subject of a public hearing in the committee on finance". The bill is projected to result in more than 20 million Americans being denied health insurance. "If Republicans won't relent and debate their health care bill in the open for the American people to see, then they shouldn't expect business as usual in the Senate".