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A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan, asked whether Trump should meet one-on-one with Putin , responded by saying that "we know Russian Federation meddled in our elections and we're glad these hackers are being held to account". But lawmakers worry Trump will fail to take Putin to task, particularly over the election meddling, which the Russian leader has denied. Trump said Friday that he'll bring up the election interference he speaks with Putin , but that he doesn't expect an ...
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    USA woman, 92, kills son to avoid being sent into care home

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    Monday, according to Maricopa County Sheriff's Office . The court heard that Blessing had been anxious about her son's plans to put her in a home because she 'had become hard to live with'. Her son's name was not released by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in the press release about Blessing's arrest. Apparently, her son had plans to send her to one.
  • Ocasio-Cortez's lineage: a history of 'socialists' from NY

    Ocasio-Cortez's lineage: a history of 'socialists' from NY

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    Ocasio-Cortez, 28, was asked if she would be nicer to Trump after the president complained in a tweet that Crowley wasn't deferential to him. Ocasio-Cortez's brother's description differs from photos of the houses tweeted by Cardillo: "I owned & sold that home".
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    Stefanie Schaffer , one of the victims on board the vessel, was identified as an American. Her sister Brooke , mother Stacey and stepdad Paul Bender were also on the boat with the young woman. "The Family wants everyone to know they are so thankful for the outpouring of love and support by so many of you". A GoFundMe campaign has since been launched by the family to raise money for Stefanie and Stacey's medical expenses.
  • Things to know about abortion and the Supreme Court

    Things to know about abortion and the Supreme Court

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    He said Friday that he was focusing on five to seven candidates whom he planned to interview this week. "That would indicate to me a failure to respect precedent", Collins said Sunday on ABC's "This Week ". Wade abortion rights decision. "During the morning, I interviewed and met with four potential justices of our great Supreme Court", he said. "One of the few ways that a Trump nominee could fail to be confirmed is if you get one of the two - here they are on the screen, if you lose ...
  • N. Korea aims to hide key parts of nuclear program

    N. Korea aims to hide key parts of nuclear program

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    Noting the source of the report, experts here are interpreting it as a warning from the US to North Korea that the agreement to denuclearize should be implemented honestly, ahead of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's possible visit to Pyongyang .
  • Trump administration sued over family separations

    Trump administration sued over family separations

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    We need border security and we need modern equipment. He told the audience that lax border enforcement would "encourage more adults to bring more children illegally". use children to smuggle their drugs into our country as well". The administration plans to seek legal action to block the agreement, known as the Flores settlement.
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    'We Care': Over 600 Women Facing Arrest at Senate

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    There was no word on whether she felt outrage at the deaths of Americans at the hands of illegal immigrants - and no word on how the protesters felt about parents who illegally send their own children across the border to face many dangers alone.
  • Multiple Dead in Shooting at Annapolis Newspaper

    Multiple Dead in Shooting at Annapolis Newspaper

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    The newspaper's website lists 20 newsroom employees . A law enforcement official speaking on the condition of anonymity told The Associated Press that the suspect mutilated his fingers in an apparent attempt to make obscure his identity. We are monitoring the horrific shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis . Maryland governor Larry Hogan said on Twitter he was "absolutely devastated" and was in contact with authorities.
  • Strong Irish economy vulnerable to Brexit

    Strong Irish economy vulnerable to Brexit

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    In December 2017 she achieved a provisional agreement covering Britain's £39 billion "divorce bill", future citizens' rights and the border between North Ireland and the Republic. "Your proven commitment to the European ideal will always find a home here, and our friendship will be steadfast as we work together towards a better Europe".
  • Priest slaps baby because it won’t stop crying during baptism

    Priest slaps baby because it won’t stop crying during baptism

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    However, not quite enjoying the ceremony, the baby suddenly began crying out loudly. Finally, the man believed to be the child's father interjects, and removes the child from the situation before the video cuts out. The child's relatives still appear to be smiling as the priest brings the baby's head towards his, but the baby reacts badly and flails its right arm towards the woman.
  • France, Germany vow to boost European Union defense and security

    France, Germany vow to boost European Union defense and security

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    Seehofer has been calling for Germany to turn back migrants previously registered as asylum-seekers in other European countries. Seehofer struck a more conciliatory tone when he told Bild on Sunday that "it is not in the CSU's interest to topple the chancellor, to dissolve the CDU-CSU union or to break up the coalition".
  • Nations defend U.N. rights council after US pullout

    Nations defend U.N. rights council after US pullout

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    A group of 12 organizations, including Save the Children, Freedom House and the United Nations Association - USA, published shortly after the US pullout said there were "legitimate concerns" about the council's shortcomings but that none of them warranted a US exit.
  • US, UN welcome Afghans ceasefire extension

    US, UN welcome Afghans ceasefire extension

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    ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani caretaker Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk has described the killing of Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah in a US drone strike in Afghanistan as a "significant development in the fight against terrorism". Civilians also flocked to greet the militants, who had left their posts or areas under their control to celebrate the halt in hostilities, which had fuelled hopes among war-weary Afghans that peace was possible.
  • Local legislators weigh in on border separation policy

    Local legislators weigh in on border separation policy

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    In those cases, they are either placed in the custody of the other parent, if that person can be located, or an appropriate family member if one can be found and assuming that doing so would not be detrimental to the child (ren) for some reason.
  • After winning Brexit compromise, UK’s pro-EU rebels fear betrayal

    After winning Brexit compromise, UK’s pro-EU rebels fear betrayal

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    The Government's current proposal would neuter Parliament if the Government failed to reach a Brexit deal. Pro-EU Tories have warned they remain ready to rebel if their demands are not satisfied by the compromise amendment while leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg claimed their idea made a "no-deal Brexit" more likely.
  • Trump Orders Creation of 6th Military Branch: 'Space Force'

    Trump Orders Creation of 6th Military Branch: 'Space Force'

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    The president said he wants the new military branch because he didn't want " China and Russian Federation and other countries leading us". Trump had previously suggested the possibility of creating a space unit that would include portions equivalent to parts of the Air Force , Army and Navy .
  • I did great service by firing Comey

    I did great service by firing Comey

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    Elizabeth Preza is the Managing Editor of AlterNet. That probe includes a look at whether Trump himself tried to obstruct justice by firing Comey. Even so, the report found no fault in Comey's July 5, 2016 decision that Clinton should not face prosecution for placing classified materials on her personal email server while she was secretary of state.
  • Vice President congratulates Muslims for successful Ramadan

    Vice President congratulates Muslims for successful Ramadan

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    The moon sighting committee under the Islamic Foundation decides when Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Bangladesh. In Peshawar, the unofficial moon sighting committee of the mosque under the patronage of Mufti Shahabudin Popalzai once again announced Eid at 10pm when 14 witnesses testified.
  • Michael Cohen Requests Court Order Forcing Stormy Daniels' Attorney to Shut Up

    Michael Cohen Requests Court Order Forcing Stormy Daniels' Attorney to Shut Up

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    The deadline extension comes as Cohen, under severe financial pressure, has made a decision to split with his current team and hire new lawyers, according to a person familiar with the case. "The motion is right out of their playbook". Under the supervision of a retired federal judge acting as a "special master", the files are being scrutinized by Cohen's attorneys for items potentially covered by attorney-client privilege.
  • Michael Cohen flipping could bear huge consequences for Trump

    Michael Cohen flipping could bear huge consequences for Trump

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    ABC News reported Wednesday that Cohen was most likely preparing to cooperate with federal prosecutors after he is dropped by his law firm, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP. "The key is to find out who the new lawyer is", Dershowitz told Business Insider, adding that Cohen could be seeking out a NY attorney he refers to as "prosecutors in defense attorney's clothing".
  • Mark Sanford fights to survive in SC 1st District congressional results

    Mark Sanford fights to survive in SC 1st District congressional results

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    Rep. Mark Sanford , who lost a bruising SC primary Tuesday after President Donald Trump tweeted support for his opponent, said Wednesday the idea the Republican Party now belongs to Trump was "not something that I buy into". Trump has been accused of extra martial affairs. Another Republican who was also critical of Trump, Alabama GOP Rep. Martha Roby, is also at risk of losing re-election.
  • Scarborough: Republican Party Primary Voters 'Have Devolved into a Trumpist Cult'

    Scarborough: Republican Party Primary Voters 'Have Devolved into a Trumpist Cult'

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    Trump endorsed Arrington hours before the polls closed Tuesday in a tweet attacking Sanford for being "very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA". He was sacked from the Trump campaign after staging an unsanctioned protest at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee, which Stewart said wasn't sufficiently loyal to Trump during the presidential campaign.
  • Trump got trade right at the G-7: All tariffs must go

    Trump got trade right at the G-7: All tariffs must go

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    Mr. Trump , for his part, continued to threaten Mr. Trudeau Tuesday at a news conference in Singapore after meeting with Mr. Kim. Trump adviser Peter Navarro , meanwhile, said Tuesday that he made a mistake when he said "there's a special place in hell " for Trudeau.
  • OH can drop inactive voters from registration rolls

    OH can drop inactive voters from registration rolls

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    In 2006, the State Board of Elections and then-Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson faced legal action for unilaterally removing voters from the rolls. Ohio's contested voter purge stems from an inoffensive requirement in federal law that states have to make an effort to keep their voter rolls in good shape by removing people who have moved or died.