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After Comey's abrupt removal and the disclosure of the former director's memos sparked questions about possible obstruction of justice , Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed a special counsel, former FBI Director Robert Mueller , to oversee the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.
  • Texas lawmakers soften voter ID law after judge finds bias

    Texas lawmakers soften voter ID law after judge finds bias

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    The measure passed 91-50 in the form of an amendment, tacked onto Senate Bill 2078 , which relates to schools' "multi-hazard operating plans", and is a stripped-down version of the so-called "bathroom bill", Senate Bill 6 . Texas led a lawsuit of 13 states that fought the guidelines, which were blocked nationwide by a federal judge in Texas past year. Democrats are also skeptical that the bill should free Texas from being placed back under what's known as pre-clearance, the process by which ...
  • Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director

    Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director

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    Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent and former candidate for the Democrats' presidential nomination, issued a statement emphasizing that the next Federal Bureau of Investigation director must secure bipartisan support "in this hard moment in American history" and not be perceived as someone representing the interests of the Trump administration.
  • White House refuses to say if conversations are being taped

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    WikiLeaks announced Friday it is prepared to pay $100,000 for any tapes of conversations between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey. "As a very active president with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy!" He added: "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???" "If there's tapes of this conversation, they need to be ...
  • President Trump arrives in Israel during first foreign trip

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    Any leader would face an enormous challenge in seeking to bring the Israelis and Palestinians together for meaningful talks, and Trump's inexperience and domestic political struggles will only add to it. Trump has vowed to do whatever is necessary to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians, but has given little sign of how he could revive long-stalled negotiations.
  • Billy Bush Breaks Silence on Trump

    Billy Bush Breaks Silence on Trump

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    Describing the nerve-wracking assignment of covering both Trump and The Apprentice at the time, Bush lays out a scenario that might sound familiar to anyone who follows the civil-war now raging inside the White House. "Looking back on what was said on that bus, I wish I had changed the topic ", Bush confessed to THR . "[Trump] liked TV and competition. I could've said, 'Can you believe the ratings on whatever?' But I didn't have the strength of character to do it", he added.
  • Cassie Sainsbury admits to drag trafficking: lawyer

    Cassie Sainsbury admits to drag trafficking: lawyer

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    Speaking with Neil Mitchell from Colombia, Channel 9's Seb Costello said those being critical of the story had missed the point. "Because someone in my past is a drug dealer, and Cassie is going through what she's going though, that I'm now going to be targeted", he said.
  • Number of tax slabs should reduce over time, says GST Council official

    Number of tax slabs should reduce over time, says GST Council official

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    All that is now pending for the Council to finalise are the rates for six more categories of goods, and for the states to complete the ratification process of the state GST bills. Some items, notably potable alcohol and petroleum products, will be outside its purview for now. "Taking a look at other macros, it goes to the credit of the government that India's foreign exchange reserves have touched an impressive high of Dollars 372 billion, giving a muscle to the rupee".
  • Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

    Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

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    New French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated Rouhani for his re-election on Saturday and said this reinforced the hope his government would apply the global nuclear agreement. All candidates for elected office must be vetted, a process that excludes anyone calling for radical change, along with most reformists. Many young and liberal Iranians felt relief that the moderate's had won, as Rouhani reiterated his promise to pursue a path of dialogue with the outside world and battle ...
  • Golden State Warriors rolling toward another Finals

    Golden State Warriors rolling toward another Finals

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    Stephen Curry contributed 21 points and three 3-pointers. Game 1 changed in that instant, the whole series changed along with it and the Warriors will become the first team in National Basketball Association history to start a postseason 12-0 if they win on Monday.
  • Justin Trudeau Photobombed Kids Pre-Prom & Our Hearts Can't Take It

    Justin Trudeau Photobombed Kids Pre-Prom & Our Hearts Can't Take It

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    Trudeau's official photographer , Adam Scotti , wrote on Instagram that he also enjoys jogging, and has been documenting the Prime Minister's running as a side project. At first glance, it appears the PM has pulled off a sly photobomb. They were all decked out in finery when Trudeau casually jogged by on the Vancouver seawall.
  • Bomb Strikes Bangkok Hospital on Coup Anniversary

    Bomb Strikes Bangkok Hospital on Coup Anniversary

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    Police in Thailand say 24 people have been injured in a bomb blast. It is not immediately clear who was behind the explosion, or if it was linked to the anniversary of the 2014 military coup that overthrew a democratically-elected government.
  • Labour thinks it can win back seats in Glasgow from SNP

    Labour thinks it can win back seats in Glasgow from SNP

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    The party needed to get all its candidates elected to retain its majority at the city chambers, which has been a Labour stronghold for almost 40 years. 'We said no, ' declared posters featuring Ruth Davidson's face, 'we meant it.' That clearly resonated with Unionist (rather than just Tory) voters, just as Nicola Sturgeon's anti-Tory, pro-referendum message played well with her own core support.
  • Congressman calls for Trump's impeachment on House floor

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    Director overseeing a lawful investigation of the President's campaign ties to Russian influence in the President's 2016 Election. Congress has initiated a mere 62 impeachment proceedings in USA history, with 19 cases going to trial and just eight federal officials being convicted.
  • Sea lion mistakes young girl for food, drags her off wharf

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    A man, believed to be the girl's family member, quickly jumps into the water to rescue her, and he lifts her out of the water as people reach out to help. Fujiwara said it appeared that no one was injured in the incident , but the girl and those with her left immediately after getting her back on the dock.
  • Fringe Tamil outfit protests against 'Kannadiga' Rajnikanth's entry in politics

    Fringe Tamil outfit protests against 'Kannadiga' Rajnikanth's entry in politics

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    Earlier on Friday, while addressing the final day of Rajni-darbar the Tamil superstar said, after living in Tamil Nadu for 43 years and receiving the fans" appreciation, he has now turned into a "true-Tamilian'. "There is no problem if he (Rajnikanth) wants to meet the Prime Minister", Naidu told reporters at a campus event here. Some media reports suggest that Rajinikanth may join the BJP, although he himself has not hinted at it.