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Hit or miss, missile defense test marks key milestone

The US has for the first time successfully tested its defence system against an intercontinental ballistic missile ( ICBM ), say officials. Pyongyang has been ramping up the pace of its missile...

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Kellyanne Conway 'Cannot Comment' on Conflicting Reports About Kushner/Russia 'Back Channel'

Kellyanne Conway 'Cannot Comment' on Conflicting Reports About Kushner/Russia 'Back Channel'

In the interview, Conway added, "I think it's very important to recognize that the president has expressed full confidence in Jared Kushner and also went on to note the considerable progress and v...

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Text of grieving mother's letter to President Donald trump

Text of grieving mother's letter to President Donald trump

The grand jury should convene by next Tuesday, he said, and Christian will be presented with any indictments at his next court appearance. Christian grabbed his belongings, exited the train and used...

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Kushner Had No Plans to Set Up Secret Communication With Russia

Bannon, the President's chief strategist, also dropped off Trump's trip early, in part to return to deal with the political furore over the Russian Federation investigations and the President's deci...

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Spicer Ends Briefing After Being Asked About Possible Communications Shake Up

Spicer Ends Briefing After Being Asked About Possible Communications Shake Up

Dubke , 47, occupied the high-powered but low-profile, post for three crisis-filled months. Many are reading his departure as the first sign of an impending staff shakeup as Trump tries to fend of...

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Airport gunman in custody; everyone safe

Airport gunman in custody; everyone safe

Earlier, police spokeswoman Sgt. Wanda Miglio said officers responded to reports of a man with a gun in the terminal. Law enforcement officers have taken into custody an armed man at Florida's O...

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Suspect Threw Gun At Troopers After High-Speed Chase, Crash

Police said Mitchell raised red flags when two officers on a routine patrol said they noticed two suspicious cars in a restaurant parking lot. When police tried to take him into custody, Mitchell al...

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Man with fake gun in custody at Orlando airport

Man with fake gun in custody at Orlando airport

The man identified as Michael Wayne Pettigrew, 26, later surrendered and dropped his weapon. Officers didn't know the gun was a replica until they took him into custody. Earlier this year, authorities...

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Spicer avoids specifics in first White House press briefing since overseas trip

Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017 It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media. Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of ...

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Colorado governor pardons man facing deportation

Colorado governor pardons man facing deportation

A simple clerical bungle is to blame for the error which saw Lima-Marin released early in the first place. Their fellow GOP candidate Victor Mitchell, however, didn't weigh in on the wisdom of the p...

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Powerball jackpot reaches $302 million

Powerball jackpot reaches $302 million

Wednesday night's Powerball drawing has climbed to $302 million, Colorado Lottery officials announced. The largest Powerball jackpot ever to hit was $1.586 billion, which shared between tickets sold...

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Texas lawmakers scuffle after state rep calls ICE on protesters

State Rep. Matt Rinaldi , R-Irving, said he called U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement while hundreds of people dressed in red T-shirts unfurled banners and chanted in opposition to the state's ...

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Portland white supremacist describes stabbings to court: 'I call it patriotism'

Portland white supremacist describes stabbings to court: 'I call it patriotism'

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP ) - Unease about white supremacist activity in Portland deepened after the fatal stabbings of two men who tried to shield young women from an anti-Muslim tirade, and some people wor...

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Trump's Personal Attorney Swept Up in Russia-White House Probe

The press secretary kicked off the briefing with a replay of his very first go at the podium , channeling his inner North Korea to assert that Trump's European vacation was a resounding, historic suc...

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Notre Dame Grads Stage Walkout During Vice President Mike Pence's Commencement Speech

Notre Dame Grads Stage Walkout During Vice President Mike Pence's Commencement Speech

WeStaNDFor put out a release last week explaining that they are primarily protesting Pence's opposition to gay rights, his attempts as governor to prevent Syrian refugees from resettling in IN, his ...

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Irving Representative Matt Rinaldi Claims to Have Called ICE on Hispanic Protesters

Nevarez went on to explain that Rinaldi had promised to call immigration agents on protesters in the House gallery, which prompted the scuffle that involved several lawmakers. USA Today reported the...

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Orlando police chief: suspect in airport standoff had fake gun

Earlier, police spokeswoman Sgt Wanda Miglio said officers responded to reports of a man with a gun in the terminal. The airport tweeted that the area had been contained and there was minimal impa...

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Armed man at Orlando Airport

Armed man at Orlando Airport

Pettigrew is being held for a mental evaluation and faces aggravated assault charges . Airport operations were returning to normal late Tuesday night. Passengers were encouraged to contact their airl...

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Top White House staffer resigns

Former Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, a Clarence Republican who calls Dubke a friend, said: " Mike Dubke is a confident, successful private sector guy who excels in the specialties of media buying (campaig...

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Armed man in custody at Orlando airport; no one hurt

Armed man in custody at Orlando airport; no one hurt

The man was not in custody. Once the area was evacuated and Pettigrew was surrounded, Mina said a crisis negotiator was able to get Pettigrew to surrender without shots being fired. "It didn't seem ...

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Woman recalls OR train stabbing victim's final words

Woman recalls OR train stabbing victim's final words

He is facing two charges of aggravated murder , two counts of intimidation in the second degree and another count of being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon, according to The Oregonian ...

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Suspect in Portland deadly stabbing arraigned

Suspect in Portland deadly stabbing arraigned

Jeremy Joseph Christian, a 35-year-old arrested in the killing of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, and Rick Best, 53, was arraigned Tuesday . They fearlessly risked their lives for two young women ...

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Top Trump aide exits as wider White House overhaul expected

Ironically, earlier in the day, Trump himself retweeted a Fox News story citing a single unnamed source claiming that his son-in-law Jared Kushner did not attempt to create a backchannel between the...

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Orlando International Airport incident: Gunman in custody

Pettigrew was taken to a hospital but will face a charge of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, Mina said. It was not immediately clear whether Pettigrew had an attorney. Video posted t...

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Fourth Circuit Upholds Nationwide Injunction on President Trump's Revised Travel Ban

White House spokesman Michael Short explained, "These clearly are very unsafe times, and we need every available tool at our disposal to prevent terrorists from entering the United States and committi...

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County spelling champ Ojukwu ready for national bee

Competitors who misspelled these words placed fourth or higher in the competition. Edith Fuller, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, qualified for the spelling bee in March as a five-year-old. I'm just thankful f...

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Libous, NY lawmaker, has conviction vacated after death

Libous, NY lawmaker, has conviction vacated after death

Libous passed away in May 2016 before being able to fully pursue an appeal, a process that had started in 2015. "The only way to describe it, whether he meant it or not, he was hitting on me", test...

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Ariana Grande to Return to Manchester for a Benefit Concert

Britain's terror threat assessment was hiked to " critical ", the highest level, meaning an attack is considered imminent. Troops have been deployed to free up police officers for patrols and invest...

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President Trump Attacks 'Fake News' Again After Kushner Reports

Appearing on ABC This Week today was Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee who had a very different view of Kushner's communications with Russian Fe...

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Donald Trump accuses media of fabricating news

Donald Trump accuses media of fabricating news

Trump returned to Washington late Saturday after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe, his first trip overseas as president. "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White ...

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Russian FM Lavrov denies discussing Comey's dismissal with Trump

Russian FM Lavrov denies discussing Comey's dismissal with Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify in open session before Congress, the Senate Intelligence Committee announced late on Friday, as the panel will schedule a hearing with Comey after...

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Texas Pushes Ahead With 'bathroom bill' As Others Shy Away

Dan Patrick had given them in the home stretch. More than a dozen states this year considered bills restricting bathroom access for transgender people, including Kansas, where the GOP-controlled Ho...

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Spicer Stonewalls On Kushner, Trump Citing His Own Anonymous Sources

Spicer based his refusal to answer the questions on the fact that the Post and other outlets cited anonymous sources. But Spicer didn't explicitly say that the reports were wrong. Deputy Attorne...

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Howard throws 4-hit shutout to lead TCU past Kansas

Howard throws 4-hit shutout to lead TCU past Kansas

Meanwhile, the Texas bullpen limited TCU to just one late-inning run for the final score of 9-3. The Jayhawks walked five batters for the day, three of which to start off the game. He previously p...

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Suspect in fatal Portland, Ore., attack yells about 'free speech' in courtroom

Suspect in fatal Portland, Ore., attack yells about 'free speech' in courtroom

I'm writing to you today, Memorial Day, to share my heart after losing my son . So, I ask you Mr. President to take action at this time. As he finished his statement, a crowd of about 30 anti-fascis...

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Manchester police find valuable items; stop sharing with US

USA officials also leaked Abedi's name to the media earlier this week, before it had been released in the U.K. British Home Secretary Amber Rudd complained that such leaks could cost police "the...

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Chelsea Clinton talks about Hillary's campaign and her new children's book

Chelsea Clinton talks about Hillary's campaign and her new children's book

But just because the election is over doesn't mean Chelsea is going anywhere. "And I had a chance to share my thoughts publicly in those forums. And now I continue to share my views after the inaugura...

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Donald Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican City

Donald Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican City

A Vatican statement highlighted "the joint commitment in favour of life, and freedom of worship and conscience". Born Melanija Knavs, Melania Trump left Slovenia in her 20s to pursue an global mod...

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In 7th straight Finals, LeBron intensifies 'greatest' debate

They have chemistry. It has only gotten better all year. However, the notion that LeBron James and the defending champions have only a small chance to end the season on top is a perplexing one to so...

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Texas House Declines To Negotiate With Senate On Its Proposed 'Bathroom' Compromise

Governor said Straus laid down the gauntlet Friday. But the Senate removed the language added by the House without offering any reasoning to the conference committee that was appointed to iron out...

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