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Former acting US Attorney General Sally Yates has told the Senate Judiciary subcommittee she had warned Trump's staff that Flynn "could be blackmailed by the Russians". President Trump on Monday appeared to accuse Ms Yates of leaking information to media on Twitter, which she denied during the hearing. Spicer painstakingly went through the timeline between Yates voicing her concerns and Flynn being asked to resign.
  • Judge won't block Confederate statue's removal

    Judge won't block Confederate statue's removal

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    The other three remained standing as of Monday, and included statues of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and P. G. T. Beauregard. "... Now, therefore, the New Orleans City Park Improvement Association hereby certifies that it is the true and only legal owner of the General Beauregard Equestrian Statue located in New Orleans City Park..." Nungesser said he wants the City Park Improvement Association, a group that falls under the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, ...
  • Donald Trump order reassesses drilling off South Atlantic coast

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    Zinke said the order, combined with other steps Trump has taken during his first months in office, "puts us on track for American energy independence". Additionally, the directive calls for determining whether energy or mineral exploration can occur within Pacific and Atlantic marine sanctuaries. "If President Trump had his way, Earth Day would [become] Drill the Earth Day".
  • Capitals overwhelm Penguins to force Game 7

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    The Capitals won the Presidents' Trophy. Intent on not repeating history yet again, the Capitals jumped on the defending Stanley Cup champions early and didn't relent until the things were well in hand and a once raucous arena was largely empty.
  • GOP-aligned group buys ad time for health bill

    GOP-aligned group buys ad time for health bill

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    There are a few reasons for that. When his first push for a swift health care replacement vote failed in March, Mr. Trump initially declared surrender, only then to back a second try by Mr. . With the 48 Democratic votes there solidly opposed to the House version, a fierce fight for approval looms ahead. The Senate is starting from scratch.
  • PSU Students React After Fraternity and Members Charged With Death

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    According to a grand jury presentment, DiBileo allegedly ran the "wine station" the night that Piazza drank excessive amounts of alcohol during pledge week. Officials discovered chilling text messages between some fraternity brothers that showed they were aware that Piazza "was going to need help". "If need be, just tell them what I told you guys, found him behind an away bar the next morning at around 10 a.m., and he was freezing cold, but we chose to call 911 instantly, because the ...
  • Key takeaways from FBI Director James Comey's hearing on Capitol Hill

    Key takeaways from FBI Director James Comey's hearing on Capitol Hill

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    Comey made remarks when testifying before the USA bipartisan Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the probes into both Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and the accused Russian meddling in the presidential election. Comey testified for the first time in public on Wednesday, about his decisions during the election campaign, which have brought harsh criticism from Democrats, including Clinton, who on Tuesday said that she was convinced that she would have won the election if the ...
  • Republicans feel heat for excluding women from health care group

    Republicans feel heat for excluding women from health care group

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    Capito, who's criticized House-approved cuts in the Medicaid program for poor and disabled people, attended Tuesday's private meeting of the working group. A bill of that magnitude, with far-reaching impacts on major parts of the economy, needs to be evaluated over a period of a year or more, experts said.
  • 'People's Climate March' Takes On Trump's Policies On 100th Day

    'People's Climate March' Takes On Trump's Policies On 100th Day

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    The sister rallies supported what was perhaps the most high-profile and well-attended march, in Washington D.C., which reportedly saw several tens of thousands fearless high temps to rally in the nation's capital. As to Trump, she added, "I am not sure we can reach him". In Boston, a crowd gathered in public park in downtown. Some of the marches drew celebrity attendees, including former Vice President Al Gore and actor Leonardo DiCaprio in the capital and senator and former candidate ...
  • Thousands protest across the country against Trump immigration measures

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    But they were concerned that some people, specifically those who are in the country unlawfully, might be afraid to come out. In nearby Oakland, at least four were arrested after demonstrators created a human chain to block a county building, demanding that county law enforcement refuse to collaborate with federal immigration agents.
  • Camden assists with West Mims fire, declares burn ban

    Camden assists with West Mims fire, declares burn ban

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    The wildlife refuge said in a statement that "extremely unsafe burning conditions persist" and that 11,000 acres have been consumed by fire in just the past two days. All St. George (GA) residents are under a mandatory evacuation due to the fire. The wildfire started April 6. He says the techniques used between controlled burns and wildfire containment are very similar.