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Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson defended the Obama administration's decision to delay publicly commenting on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election on Wednesday. He suggested former FBI Director James Comey wouldn't have taken an inquiry into the Trump campaign lightly. The email leaks over the summer made Johnson revisit his idea from January.
  • Tropical Storm Cindy projected to be near-miss for Liberty County

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    The center of the storm is expected to make landfall late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning near the Louisiana and Texas border. Outer rain bands from the storm encompass most of southern Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana and the storm itself is situated off the coast of the Louisiana tracking northwestward with sustained winds of 60 miles per hour.
  • House health care bill unpopular in GOP districts

    House health care bill unpopular in GOP districts

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., pauses as he speaks following a closed-door strategy session at the Capitol in Washington , Tuesday, June 20, 2017. All Democrats seem certain to oppose the bill. As Democrats demand more transparency, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and allies are scrambling to piece together a health care bill that can garner 50 votes in the Senate.
  • Trump makes case for apprenticeships

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    Foxconn assembles smartphones and other devices for Apple, Sony, Blackberry and other brands - mostly in China. "We're very pleased that the administration is recognizing the role of our colleges and the importance of education paired with work-force opportunities for people", he said.
  • US Prez Donald Trump calls Warmbier death a 'total disgrace'

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    He was in a coma when the North Koreans released him in June after serving 17 months in prison. China is North Korea's single most important trading partner. He was subsequently sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. His family said it was told he had been in a coma since soon after his sentencing. The post followed the death Tuesday of US college student Otto Warmbier , who was detained by North Korea and was in a coma when he was returned home .
  • Muslims question whether girl's killing was road rage

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    However, the girl's father Mohmoud Hassanen rejected the police's findings and said that he believes that his daughter was targeted because she was a Muslim. "There is nothing at this point to indicate that this tragic case was a hate crime", said Julie Parker, a spokeswoman for the Fairfax County Police Department.
  • Maryland, DC sue Trump, accuse president of profiting from office

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    Trump did not fully divest from his global business empire after being elected president, instead retaining ownership and handing over control to his two adult sons to run the day to day operations. "We know exactly what is going on every single day", said Mr. Racine, referencing the Trump International Hotel in the District. The suit, which was filed in a Maryland federal court, argues that the president's continued relationship with his businesses has gone against constitutional rules ...
  • US Senate finally set to unveil Obamacare replacement bill

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    State waivers for Obamacare regulations: The Senate bill would reportedly allow states to obtain a waiver to do away with Obamacare's so-called essential health benefits, which mandate all plans must cover 10 basic types of care. "I wouldn't want to compare it to the House bill", McConnell said. "We don't want to be negotiating the tax bill on the floor, " Cohn said at a meeting of technology executives.
  • McConnell To Release Repeal And Replace Bill Thursday

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    They originally asked for a seven-year phase out of federal funding for the program after 2020, but some reports have suggested that it could be as little as three to cater to more conservative senators. An average of eight polls compiled by the New York Times showed 47 percent of North Dakotans oppose the Republican bill, while 31 percent support it.
  • Boy From Missouri Killed By Debris From Tropical Storm

    Boy From Missouri Killed By Debris From Tropical Storm

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    Maximum wind speeds were 50 miles per hour, a decrease from 60 miles per hour reported overnight. It was expected to make landfall late Wednesday or Thursday. "All of this information is based off the National Weather Service Conference call today at 4 pm.", said Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Marshall Hutton.
  • Second US Appeals Court Upholds Injunction on Trump Travel Ban

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    The court did not need to include them as they weighed the matter, but it's clear that it consider Trump's tweets relevant, important, and a way to determine his prior intent with his ban . Judges Michael Hawkins, Ronald Gould and Richard Paez - all appointed by President Bill Clinton - said the travel ban violated immigration law by discriminating against people based on their nationality when it comes to issuing visas and by failing to demonstrate that their entry would hurt ...