• San Francisco protesters call for change after Comey firing

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    The report, which did not garner a response from the Justice Department, said that Rosenstein was angry over the White House's claims on Tuesday that U.S. Trump's decision to terminate Comey's tenure, effective immediately, stunned Washington and drew comparisons to the Watergate scandal that brought down Nixon.
  • Acting FBI Chief: Comey Firing Has No Impact on Russia Probe

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    In his letter Tuesday firing Comey, Trump said Comey had told him three times that he was not under investigation. Mark Warner (D-VA), made clear he still doesn't buy the explanation that the firing of Comey had nothing to do with the probe of possible Russian ties to associates of Mr.
  • Trump wants an impartial FBI director

    Trump wants an impartial FBI director

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    She of the alternative facts. Nonetheless, Cooper continued to press her on what Trump had said in the past about Comey's Clinton investigation. "Of course it went viral", Conway said. Hillary Clinton is in search of sexism as a lame excuse for why her disastrous candidacy and campaign lost six months ago", said Conway, in response to Clinton's much maligned interview with Christiane Amanpour.
  • Trump Delays Decision on Paris Climate Accord Amid Infighting

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    White House staff and top Trump administration officials have huddled at least three times to discuss the merits of the deal, through which the US pledged to cut its carbon dioxide emissions 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025. As the administration inches towards a final decision on the accord, retired senior military officers sent a letter to Sec. of State Rex Tillerson and Sec.
  • Lawsuit filed to preserve Confederate statue in New Orleans

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    Before the monument could be removed, police had to clear the immediate area of demonstrators - both supporters of the monuments and those who want them taken away. City officials have attempted to move the monuments since 2015 amid opposition from pro-monument groups and threats against workers. The Davis and Beauregard monuments are among four in New Orleans that critics have been pushing to have dismantled.
  • DeVos Booed By Bethune-Cookman Graduates During Commencement Address

    DeVos Booed By Bethune-Cookman Graduates During Commencement Address

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    Betsy DeVos Betsy DeVos Confirmation Hearing, Washington DC, Labor and Pensions hearing considering the confirmation of Betsy DeVosto be US Secretary of Education on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Many advocates of historically black colleges and universities were apoplectic after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called the group of schools forged at the height of racial segregation "pioneers" of "school choice ".
  • Putin: Comey Firing Has 'No Effect' on US-Russia Relations

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    Putin said Russia " will continue to give its full support to the resumption of direct dialogue between Palestinians and Israelis ", following talks with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in the southern Russian city of Sochi. "We have nothing to do with that", Putin told CBS , with press aide Dmitry Peskov translating. Trump and his campaign also deny any knowing involvement in the influence effort, but Comey confirmed in congressional testimony March 20 that his agency was investigating ...
  • Reporter arrested at state capitol during visit from Conway and Price

    Reporter arrested at state capitol during visit from Conway and Price

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    However, he begs to differ. The statute under which Heyman was charged carries a sentence of up to six months of imprisonment and a $100,000 fine, said Jamie Lynn Crofts, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia , which is demanding that the charges be dropped, calling them a violation of the First Amendment.
  • Senate blocks moves to overturn Obama-era rule on drilling

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    The rule requires energy companies to update their drilling technologies - some of which are decades old - to minimize emissions of methane gas through accidental leaking or venting into the air. Department of the Interior. "I believe that the public interest is best served if the DOI issues a new rule to revise and improve the BLM methane rule".