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In surprise move, Trump fires Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Clearly, the president doesn't mind that Comey's behavior violated longstanding FBI norms against trying targets of an investigation in the media, as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote in a memo to the White House calling for Comey's head.

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Trump calls court's sanctuary ruling ridiculous

The Justice Department said in a hearing earlier this months that the funds withholding would be for jurisdictions that refuse to share citizenship information, which is required by the law. Priebus says the ruling will eventually be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, because it's unreasonable that an agency couldn't put restrictions on how money is spent.

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Raptors crash in Game 3 vs. Cavaliers

No NBA team has ever come back after losing the first three games. The Spurs were playing in the postseason without Parker for the first time since 2001, ending an National Basketball Association record of 221 straight playoff appearances for the Frenchman.

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After Russia hearing, Trump decries "taxpayer funded charade"

In the almost three weeks that passed between finding out Flynn misled the Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the US and Flynn's resignation, Spicer said, there were no known restrictions to his access to information.

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Mishra challenges Kejriwal to a poll battle

Swamy is understood to have written a letter to Delhi's LG Anil Baijal requesting him to give sanction to prosecute Kejriwal. Singh rejected Mishra's allegations about the land deal, saying "these are all wild allegations and without any proof", a view echoed by Jain.

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Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader

At the same time, Haniyeh could stress Hamas' relationship with Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which have funded Hamas. Palestinians in Gaza are ordered to abide by the presidential decree. His late father, Abdul Salam Haniya, was a Palestinian refugee and a fisherman, who escaped with his family from a small town near Ashkelon to the Gaza Strip during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, shortly before the birth of the state of Israel.

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North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt

June 2014: A North Korean working at a timber firm in the Khabarovsk territory of far-eastern Russian Federation is "corrupted and bribed" by CIA and South Korean intelligence agents. North Korea claimed Friday the USA and South Korea have been plotting to murder Kim Jong-un in a suspected biochemical attack. It has said its preferred route is to pressure North Korea to given up its nuclear and missile programs through sanctions.

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Senate sends $1.1 trillion spending bill to Trump

The bill was approved months after the 1 October deadline to pass government funding for the fiscal year. And a fresh battle over the debt ceiling looms. Republicans, on the other hand, tend to see restraint as an equally important political weapon. Each is supposed to be passed and signed into law by October 1.

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Ex-acting U.S. attorney general 'concerned Flynn could be blackmailed by Russians'

President Donald Trump spoke to French President-elect Emmanuel Macron on Monday, encouraged lawmakers to grill former acting Attorney General Sally Yates about leaks and had what a White House aide called a "drop by" from Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili in the Oval Office.

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Leaders press for votes on last day before British Columbia election

NDP leader John Horgan has said he will use all available legal remedies to stop the project. Supporters of the two main opposition parties place their emphasis on ideas and policies (36% among NDP voters, 39% among Green voters), desire for change (33% among NDP voters, 25% among Green voters) and disgust with other contending candidates (14% among NDP voters, 23% among Green voters).

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Clinton has herself to blame for her defeat

The group will have a small staff , including the few aides that are still working with Clinton day-to-day, but the former secretary of state is in the process of finding a board of directors. Gallup consulting company reported back in July 2016 that "as the Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton's image is at its lowest point in the 24 years of her national career, with 38% of Americans viewing her favorably and 57% unfavorably".

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Ex-Obama administration officials to testify in Trump-Russia probe

She also advised that Flynn's talk with Kislyak - which came the same day the Obama administration issued sanctions on Russian Federation - would compromise his position with Trump , according to the Associated Press . Congressional investigations into Russian meddling have also been held up by infighting between Democrats and Republicans over how aggressively to pursue a matter that continues to cast a cloud over Trump s election win.

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Indian woman marries Pakistani, two days later seeks 'refuge' in Islamabad mission

Earlier an Indian High Commission official when enquired about the alleged detention told PTI, "Plz check with JSXP (External Affairs Ministry Spokesman) in Delhi". Uzma then went inside on being called by officials while he stayed back. According to the Indian High Commission, Uzma claimed to have married Tahir, but later came to know that he was already married and had four children.

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Israeli police: Palestinian attacker shot dead in Jerusalem

Some prisoners, including strike leader Marwan Barghouti, a former Fatah leader, have been placed in solitary confinement. "This is a fabrication", Fares said of the footage released Sunday. He says guards stepped up punishment, seizing all personal items and leaving prisoners "with nothing except their beds". In Washington, the Palestinian leader lavished compliments on the United States president, telling him at the joint press conference that "under your courageous stewardship and your ...

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Buffett says his IBM thesis was flawed, he blew it on Google

Speaking at an annual conference of his company's shareholders in Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday, Buffett said that healthcare costs were the biggest problem facing United States businesses, adding that his federal income taxes past year would have gone down 17 percent had the new healthcare law been in effect.

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'Nigel Farage has only himself to blame for Ukip collapse'

The party's local government spokesman, Peter Reeve, said Theresa May had been successful in "cynically" promoting a "myth" that the Tories had replaced Ukip as the party of Brexit. "I'm thrilled. I thought bashing bureaucrats was purely my domain". "It all looks and sounds fantastic but we have career politician whose record of delivery in the past has been poor, so lets see".

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Trump's first 100 days: A president's very public education

During the rally Trump also launched a scathing attack on the national news media at a Pennsylvania rally he organised to coincide with the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner. The anecdotes feature a blizzard of Trump's actions since taking the Oval Office, including the nomination of Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch and the signing of executive orders while highlighting how stock markets climbed to new highs on optimistic us data and expectations of tax reform.

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Marine Le Pen steps down as head of France's National Front party

Left far behind was the official candidate of the current ruling Socialist party, Benoit Harmon, with less than 7 percent of the vote. Le Pen called the Republican Front mainstream party coalition that united against her "old and completely rotten".

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FBI Director has no regrets over 'Hillary's emails'

Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, that Russian Federation teamed up with criminals in a "relationship that's often hard to define" to hack USA companies, pointing to a massive breach of Yahoo's email system. When he asked Comey on Wednesday why he had not replied, Comey again said he could not explain in public. In her sit down with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, she said "I'm now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance".

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Aric Almirola wins Xfinity race at Talladega

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers were able to get on the track briefly before rainy conditions ended the practice session for good. ยท Dave Marcis and Terry Labonte lead the series in starts at Talladega with 61 each. Dale Sr.'s 10 wins at Talladega are the most of any driver, while Dale Jr. leads active drivers with six wins - including four consecutive victories between 2001 to 2003 - which tie him for second overall.

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Wisconsin-based atheist group sues Trump over church order

Alliance Defending Freedom, a non-profit legal firm, published a statement by senior attorney Greg Boyle claiming the order "recalls [Trump's] campaign promises but leaves them unfulfilled". While some have complained about the time Trump has taken to loose restrictions against religious groups, other conservative religious leaders will likely be upset that his order will fall short of the broader action they have been advocating.

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Red-faced Kerala government reinstates TP Senkumar as DGP

The Opposition has said Senkumar, who was removed as police chief immediately after the Left government assumed office in May a year ago, was targeted for his positions in important cases involving CPM leaders. "We are permitting them to withdraw it with a cost of '25,000", the court said. The apex court directed the reinstatement of the former Director General of Police (DGP) after noting he was removed from the post "arbitrarily".

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Iowa Supreme Court blocks portion of new abortion law

Planned Parenthood notes the court's action Friday allowed 44 women with scheduled abortions to proceed with their appointments. According to the lawsuit, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland provided over 2,100 medication abortions and over 1,200 surgical abortions in Iowa in the past year.

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Deluge targets eastern coastal ME, 2 to 5 inches of rain expected

A flood advisories were issued for southern Fairfield, southern New Haven, southern Middlesex and southwestern New London counties, but they were canceled 4:30 p.m. Heavy rains have caused flooding in central in, prompting travel advisories in parts of the state and closing some roadways. The river was below action stage of 6 feet Wednesday night.

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ISRO successfully launches South Asia communication Satellite

The intended operational life of the satellite is more than 12 years and it cost Rs. 235 crore. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who came to office promising to strengthen ties with neighbours such as Sri Lanka, Nepal and even Pakistan, has called the satellite a gift to south Asia.