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Comey reportedly calls Trump a 'mob boss' in an upcoming interview

The focus will be on past Democratic criticism of Comey. "If Comey wants the spotlight back on him, we'll make sure the American people understand why he has no one but himself to blame for his complete lack of credibility". The president has often taken to Twitter to attack Comey as a liar and a leaker. The former Director spoke of things that he had never said before, the source told Axios news.

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Sens. Pat Roberts, Ben Sasse say Trump looking to re-enter TPP

Sasse said in a declaration. It is bad enough to force US workers to compete with low-wage labor; they should not be forced to compete with no-wage labor. During a February news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Trump raised the possibility of rejoining TPP if the negotiators offered more favorable terms.

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NBA Roundup: Wolves clinch last playoff spot

There's no question that the Timberwolves won't be an easy first-round opponent, but the Rockets have had their way with this team throughout the regular season. BOSTON - Aron Baynes led a short-handed Boston lineup with a career-best 26 points and 14 rebounds, carrying the Celtics past Brooklyn. Andrew Wiggins sank two foul shots with 15 seconds remaining to make it 110-106 and finish with 18 points, and the Wolves were finally on their way to a celebration more than a decade in the making.

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President Trump says 'missiles coming' against Syria, 'new and smart'

They also congratulated the Syrian people, army and leadership on the great victories that were achieved, stressing that the final victory in the face of the terrorist war is imminent and that Syria will remain the home of moderate Islam in the face of extremist thought.

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California Deploys National Guard Troops - But Not To Stop Immigration

He says they will not "round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life". Brown also said that, "there is no massive wave of migrants pouring into California". Trump has taken credit for that decline, but in March the number of arrests and denials of entry at the Mexico border jumped to more than 50,000, the single-highest one-month total since the president took office.

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Pruitt's round-the-clock security has cost taxpayers almost $3 million

EPA spokesman Jahan Wilcox said last week there had been an "unprecedented" amount of death threats against Pruitt and his family. Since coming to the agency, Pruitt has demanded more security than any of his predecessors, requesting a round-the-clock security detail that has cost taxpayers almost $3 million.

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Para-powerlifter wins bronze

The eight-member final at the Belmont Shooting Centre saw the 28-year-old in her best form, as her score also contained two ideal fives, the complete sequence being 5, 5, 4, 4, 3 and 4, besting Australia's Elana Galiabovitch after being neck and neck during the last two rounds.

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United Kingdom and Ireland need to protect Good Friday agreement — George Mitchell

Lord Mayor of Belfast Nuala McAllister said: "I am absolutely delighted to be here tonight, marking such an important milestone in our history and recognising the very significant contribution made by President Clinton and senator Mitchell in peacebuilding".

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European Jewish group congratulates Viktor Orban for his reelection

The closure of Magyar Nemzet will be a milestone in the gradual disappearance of independent media in Hungary that western European Union leaders and global rights groups say underlines the country's slide into authoritarianism. The party began its current string of victories in 2010, when Hungarians' disillusionment with the Socialist government-and more generally with the effects of the postcommunist transition and the 2008-9 financial crisis-allowed Fidesz to capture a constitutional ...

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FBI raids Cohen; Trump brands Mueller's probe an 'attack on country'

Trump cannot technically fire Mueller, but could ask the deputy attorney general to do so on his behalf. Mueller brought information involving Cohen to Rosenstein, who decided that the inquiry should be handled by federal prosecutors in NY, according to a person familiar with the situation.

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Air strikes hit Syrian air base, state media report

Russian Federation said a USA military strike against Syria would have "grave repercussions" and stressed that the use of chlorine or sarin had not been confirmed in the attack Saturday in Douma. On Sunday, President Trump expressed his disgust at the gas attack, tweeting, 'Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria.

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Trump May Not Meet With North Korean Leader Until June

US President Donald Trump and National Security Advisor John Bolton at Monday's cabinet meeting at the White House. Citing multiple government sources from North and South Korea, Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reports that Mr Kim was asked: "How about stopping smoking?" "Maximum pressure is having an impact", said Lim Eul-chul of Kyungnam University's Graduate School of North Korean Studies, using Trump's preferred phrase for his approach.

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Suspect named in Hobbs officer-involved shooting from March

HPD Officer Isidro Urias Mora gave Acosta commands to get out of the vehicle. Baron was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton before being taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston to be treated for his injuries. Officer Mora thought he was about to be run over and fired shots, striking the vehicle. Police ask that anyone who may have information on this incident to call their investigations division at 630-256-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000.

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With or Without JCPOA, Iran to Proceed with Nuclear Progress: President

US sanctions that were lifted under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) of 2015 will resume unless Trump waives them again on May 12. Playing down his United States counterpart's threat to scrap the JCPOA, Rouhani said the foundation of the nuclear accord is so firm that constant pressures from the United States over the past 15 months have failed to harm it.

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Trump vows 'forceful' response after Syria attack

Syria on Tuesday invited the global chemical weapons watchdog to send a fact-finding mission to investigate the suspected poison gas attack in a rebel-held town over the weekend. The French envoy took the debate to another level later during the session. A recent strike on a Syrian Air Base killed several soldiers from Iran.

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Palestinians cross border into Israel before backtracking under fire

Around 16 Palestinians were killed and hundred others injured during the clashes with Israeli occupation forces near the eastern borders between the Gaza Strip and Israel. A Palestinian farmer was also killed last week the before dawn on Friday, March 30th, the first day of the massive demonstration. No Israelis were injured on either day and the latest deaths have sparked fresh calls for an investigation.

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Trump Planning to Skip White House Correspondents' Dinner Again

White House Correspondent's Association president Margaret Talev confirmed that the president does not plan to participate in the dinner, noting that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be attending the event. He deemed last year's correspondents' dinner a "massive failure", prompting Mr. McGuirk to chime in, "Yes, yes! The "Fakers" at CNN , NBC, ABC & CBS have done so much dishonest reporting that they should only be allowed to get awards for fiction!" Traditionally, ...

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Victim identified in deadly fire at Trump Tower

Brassner had hit a rough patch recently, including health issues and bankruptcy, according to a filing cited by the Post . Daily Mail reported , however, that the fire was declared under control at around 7:45 p.m. Fire officials say the Trump family wasn't home when the fire broke out. "The apartment was quite large and 50 stories up", he said. Six firefighters from the local fire department were also injured while trying to tame the blaze, departmental sources said.

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Trump hails Mexico's 'strong immigration laws' for stopping migrant caravan

If she had known it would go only halfway across Mexico, she said, she would have tried to work in Tapachula and save money for the journey. "It really makes absolutely no sense to use this narrative that migrants, who are coming because of violence, are violent themselves, and then say that's why we need to close our border".

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Secret Talks Underway to Prepare for N. Korea-US Summit

CNN on Saturday quoted multiple government officials familiar with the discussions as saying that the talks are a sign that planning for the highly anticipated meeting is progressing. South Korean emissaries, in a visit to the White House last month, had presented Kim's invitation to meet with Trump, who quickly agreed. The North Koreans want the meeting to take place in their capital, Pyongyang.

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Rain/Snow Mix on Sunday Then Spring Returns

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. High: mid-upper 40s. Showers and scattered thunderstorms are expected today and into the evening. 1"-2" inches of rainfall, with locally higher amounts is possible. Temperatures will remain in the 60s for Sunday with spotty morning showers possible. Skies have stayed fairly cloudy all day as well, really not helping to warm things up much.

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Two Soldiers Killed in Helicopter Crash at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

The crew of those AH 64E Apache helicopter were running routine training workout routines once the crash occurred on Friday evening, according to an Army announcement posted to Fort Campbell's face book webpage. On March 14, two Navy aviators were killed when their F/A-18F Super Hornet crashed during a training flight in Florida. Four Marines also died when a helicopter crashed during a training mission in Southern California.

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Jaysh al-Islam group resumes attacks against Syrian forces in Douma

Under Russian-brokered deals, two rebel-held pockets of Eastern Ghouta were evacuated last month that saw more than 46,000 rebels and civilians bussed to opposition-held Idlib province in the northwest. Should the government recapture Eastern Ghouta, it would deal the harshest blow to the rebels since December 2016, when al-Assad's forces regained full control of the northern city of Aleppo following a Russian-backed campaign.

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Modi slams Opposition, exhorts party workers on BJP's 38th foundation day

At a time when several issues beset the U.S. -India relationship, including the H-1B visa and trade matters, Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Illinois, says he will work with U.S. All sections of society support BJP. Addressing the gathering, BJP President Amit Shah, stressed that with 11 crore members, BJP has become the largest political party in the world.

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India seeks US$15b fighter jets in world's largest deal

The Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to procure approximately 110 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force . With talks stalling over price and quality guarantees, the government scrapped the purchase in 2015 and bought 36 jets separately to speed up the process.