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Gulf Economic Survival Team Executive Director Lori LeBlanc called the move a "positive first step" for the oil and gas industry toward job creation and boosting the national economy. Nonetheless, Trump's order Friday requires the Interior Department to review the oil and gas potential of marine sanctuaries Obama created and expanded.
  • PM Modi speaks to French President-Elect Macron

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    Once the presidential ballot is over, attention will switch to whether the victor will be able to get a majority in parliament, with one poll this week showing that such a majority was within reach for Macron. Failed French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's niece Marion Marechal-Le Pen has decided not to stand for re-election in June's legislative elections, a move that lays bare the divisions in the party.
  • Tillerson calls for balancing US security interests, values

    Tillerson calls for balancing US security interests, values

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    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Southeast Asian foreign ministers on Thursday to seek their support in pressing North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programs. Balakrishnan, whose country signed the TPP, stressed the importance of U.S. -ASEAN business ties - annual trade of $100-billion supporting half a million U.S.jobs and $274-billion of U.S.
  • Trump knew of Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation prior to his appointment

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    Spicer said that he was "not aware of any" restrictions placed on Flynn's duties on the National Security Council between the period that Yates warned the White House and that Flynn was ultimately dismissed. But if Yates' break with Trump on the executive order was merely a disagreement over a "policy decision" rather than whether the policy was lawful, as Cruz posited, why did federal courts keep blocking it, and why did Trump withdraw it instead of seeking to defend it in the courts? This ...
  • Dozens Gather as Jefferson Davis Memorial Comes Down

    Dozens Gather as Jefferson Davis Memorial Comes Down

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    Street names will also have to be renamed thanks to Landrieu's plan, as the area encompassing the Robert E. Lee monument is famously known as 'Lee Circle'. Beauregard. Proponents and opponents of the removal plan have taken part in sometimes tense demonstrations at monument sites. "The removal of these statues sends a clear and unequivocal message to the people of New Orleans and the nation: New Orleans celebrates our diversity, inclusion and tolerance", Mayor Landrieu said in a ...
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation grapples with Comey's firing

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    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to publicly confirm whether or not it is probing Trump. Mr Trump has denied any involvement. Warner responded by confirming the report wasn't "fake news". Comey had recently informed the Senate Intelligence Committee that he had requested additional resources for the Russian Federation investigation from the Justice Department.
  • Tillerson says USA won't be rushed on climate change policies

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    Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini, whose country will chair the council for the next two years, praised USA leadership in the Arctic Council but added that the Paris pact is an important tool in fighting climate change. Timo Soini, the foreign minister of Finland-the country which will chair the Arctic Council for the next two years-urged the eight member nations of the council to ensure it remains a forum for cooperation and that they "all work to keep Arctic free of tensions".
  • Betsy DeVos deserved to be booed by Bethune-Cookman graduates

    Betsy DeVos deserved to be booed by Bethune-Cookman graduates

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    In February, a statement of hers said historically black colleges and universities are the " real pioneers when it comes to school choice ". School president Jackson threatens to end graduation and mail degrees to student "choose which way you're going to go", he says .
  • Republicans Suffer Shocking Defeat As Obama Environmental Regulation Repeals Fails In Senate

    Republicans Suffer Shocking Defeat As Obama Environmental Regulation Repeals Fails In Senate

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    After the final vote was submitted, Republicans held the vote open, in case anyone might want to change his or her vote, but no senators changed their mind and the vote stayed the same. Wednesday marked the first time since Trump took office that a repeal attempt under the CRA failed. The rise of natural gas, however, has led to a surge in methane emissions - in 2014 and 2015, the concentration of methane in the atmosphere rose by more than 20 parts per billion, according to The Guardian .
  • Trump's Voter Fraud Investigation Is Finally Underway

    Trump's Voter Fraud Investigation Is Finally Underway

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    Kobach is perhaps best known for his using his position in Kansas to help shape law in states across the country. "Over the last twelve years, New Mexicans have unfortunately endured multiple partisan witch hunts meant to root out alleged rampant voter fraud , but none of them turned up any evidence of widespread or systemic fraud".