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Herman: Dan Patrick assigns blame, wins with likely special session

Herman: Dan Patrick assigns blame, wins with likely special session

As we noted in a previous post, a source in Austin said that the consensus there is that Patrick "is unraveling". The Senate rejected the House version as too watered down. Rick Perry says his lat...

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Texas Lawmakers Scuffle After ICE Are Called On Protesters

Protesters had gathered at the state capitol to oppose Senate Bill 4 , which was signed into law earlier this month by Republican Governor Greg Abbott. Some are abandoning Texas for more liberal st...

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One Canadian and one French citizen killed in London Bridge terror attack

The arrests in Barking, east London , followed a raid at a flat belonging to one of the three attackers. Sadiq Khan has "more important things to do" than respond to Donald Trump's "ill-informe...

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Hung parliament alliance between Labour and the SNP is branded 'nonsense'

Hung parliament alliance between Labour and the SNP is branded 'nonsense'

Her party's proposals include introducing a £10 minimum wage, increasing Child Benefit by £240 a year by the end of decade, and doubling the Sure Start maternity grant to £1,030. "He absolutely 100 pe...

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Suspect in Portland stabbings built life around hate speech

The suspect charged with fatally stabbing two Portland men who tried to stop his anti-Muslim tirade against two teenage girls built his life around hate speech and his right to use it. Your words an...

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Terrorists kill seven, wound at least 50 in London

METROPOLITAN POLICE commissioner Cressida Dick has praised the "extraordinary" courage of members of the public and emergency services who "ran towards the danger" . Reuters was unable to immediately ...

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Defense Department Successfully Intercepts Missile in Test

Defense Department Successfully Intercepts Missile in Test

Johnson said that the U.S. has 36 missile interceptors ready to go, but if the incoming threats were real missiles, and not just tests, they'd fire a few interceptors at each target. According to Sy...

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Sue Lani Madsen: Paris accord about political science, not climate science

Vice President, Energy and Environment Policy, at the Center For American Progress. Trump announced his decision to leave the accord Thursday. "I know that's harsh - but it's just how I feel"....

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What we know about the London terror attack

London police said the three attackers, who were shot dead by authorities just eight minutes after they arrived at the scene, used a vehicle to mow down pedestrians on London Bridge and then st...

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Year-Old Woman Breaks Half-Marathon World Record

Year-Old Woman Breaks Half-Marathon World Record

With her son, Benny, by her side, and streams of confetti raining down around her, we have to wonder: Is there anything this 94-year-old can't do? Thompson, who took up when she was 76 and decided "...

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British police dealing with "incident" on London Bridge

On Saturday, three attackers careened a white van into pedestrians on London Bridge . Witnesses reported seeing injured people on the ground on the bridge. As thousands of people flooded from the...

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12 arrested in London attack

The white van then continued to drive to Borough Market. Three men jumped out of the van with large knives and attacked people at bars and restaurants in nearby Borough Market, police and witnes...

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Fishing to be license-free in Louisiana June 10-11

Fishing to be license-free in Louisiana June 10-11

CPW officials said that while fishing licenses are not required during free fishing weekend, all other regulations remain in effect. Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Jack Montoucet says the weekend ...

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Pruitt Offers 'Incoherent Distortions of Reality' in Defense of Paris Exit

Pruitt Offers 'Incoherent Distortions of Reality' in Defense of Paris Exit

While government funding remains vital, Espinosa said, "this kind of support is crucial for the work of the Secretariat to assist nations in their efforts to implement their commitments under the Par...

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Fans nervous before Manchester benefit concert, but want to show solidarity

Grande will be joined by the Black Eyed Peas, Robbie Williams, Justin Bieber , Katy Perry , Miley Cyrus , Coldplay and other stars at the charity event being held two weeks after the suicide bombing ...

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Why not just end the White House press briefings?

As the allegations gain specificity, Trump's supporters on Capitol Hill have begun to recalibrate their loyalties to the White House . The tweet immediately went viral and became one of the pres...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger slams Trump's climate deal exit

Arnold Schwarzenegger slams Trump's climate deal exit

The Russian president underlined the importance of the Paris climate accord but noted that it's a framework agreement offering broad room for maneuvering for each signatory nation. "And they won't b...

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Trump and Nunes are distracting from the 'big story' that counts

Trump has denied any collusion between Russian Federation and his campaign and has repeatedly questioned the U.S. intelligence finding that Putin led an operation that included computer hacking, fake ...

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Trump's climate view is closely held secret

The press briefing today was off-camera , so we can only guess at what Spicer's facial expression was when he answered the " covfefe " question. A Republican consultant, Dubke joined the White Ho...

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Flynn will provide some subpoenaed records to Senate Intel Committee

Last week, the committee issued two new subpoenas to Flynn's businesses and is seeking a response by Tuesday. "While we anticipate interviews to begin shortly, we have agreed that the pace of those ...

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Kushner may have flown too close to the sun

The departure of Michael Dubke , Trump's communications director, comes as aides say Trump has grown increasingly frustrated by allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and revelations ...

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Has Kushner flown too close to the sun?

As the CNN reported, the White House hopes the focus would return to President Trump's agenda if a separate office dealt with the queries about the ongoing Russian Federation investigation. Asid...

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Other Secret Direct Channels that Jared Kushner Considered

The White House has consistently defended Kushner, saying the meetings he held during the transition were meant to build relationships with foreign officials. Kushner in March said he was ready to tes...

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"America First in caps": Allies concerned about Paris climate deal, USA relations

On the left is Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Today, NATO is largely a vehicle through which the United States subsidizes European defense ( and thus the European welfare state), launches ...

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Former Penn State President Spanier gets jail time in Sandusky case

Judge John Boccabella also sentenced Spanier to pay a $7,500 fine and perform 200 hours of community service. He got a sentence of 4 to 12 months, with the first two to be spent in jail and the res...

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May condemns 'Islamist extremism' behind London attack

The three attackers were shot dead by police within minutes. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Sunday that the level would remain at severe because police believe there are no perpetrators still on the...

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Trump stands by his son-in-law amid Federal Bureau of Investigation probe and reported tensions

Trump stands by his son-in-law amid Federal Bureau of Investigation probe and reported tensions

In what may be a response to such probing, Trump unleashed a series of aggressive tweets yesterday which accused United States media of fabricating the "leaks" which have plagued his administration. "...

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LeBron James' House Spray-Painted With 'N****r' In Apparent Hate Crime

Even though that it's concealed most of the time, people hide their faces and say things about you, and when they see you they'll smile to your face, it's alive every single day. Referring to an infam...

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United States industry captains quit Trump advisory councils post Paris accord exit decision

The Centre for Science and Environment in Delhi said Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris deal was a "death knell" for the climate agreement . The paper cited higher rates of respiratory...

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Canadian 'impacted' by London terror attack

He said: "The three people literally started kicking them, punching them, and took out knives". It was 30 minutes before police came to escort them out. Witnesses described scenes of horror as the m...

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Trump in Mideast condemns 'evil losers' behind Manchester attack

Trump in Mideast condemns 'evil losers' behind Manchester attack

Washington:Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the United States has increased its military aid to Tel Aviv by tens of millions of dollars. "But they're losers. Just remember that", he said...

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Texan lawmakers trade violent threats, scuffle over immigration protest

Meanwhile, Rinaldi threatened to "put a bullet in one of my colleagues' heads", Justin Rodriguez, a Democrat state representative from San Antonio , said at a news conference. During the break, some ...

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Trump to decide whether to block Comey testimony: White House adviser

Unless a last-minute claim of executive privilege from the White House halts Thursday's hearing, Comey will have an opportunity - under oath - to affirm his version of events. Trump later tweeted: " J...

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US election hackers could have been from anywhere - Putin

US election hackers could have been from anywhere - Putin

Just a day after saying that "patriotic" Russian hackers might have meddled with the 2016 USA presidential election, Russian President Vladimir Putin , in an interview with NBC's Megyn Kelly , sug...

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Activist Probing Ivanka Shoe Supplier Detained In China

Activist Probing Ivanka Shoe Supplier Detained In China

Huajian reportedly makes as many as 20,000 pairs of shoes every year under the Ivanka Trump brand. Activists Hua Haifeng and Li Zhao had been investigating reports that the Huajian factories i...

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Letter regarding USA withdrawal from Paris climate agreement

Letter regarding USA withdrawal from Paris climate agreement

Pruitt denied that America has abandoned the victims of climate change around the world, arguing that it has done "a tremendous amount" to reduce carbon output to 1990s levels and will stay engaged an...

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Clinton Says She Was 'Right' About 'Vast Russia Conspiracy'; Investigations Ongoing

Clinton Says She Was 'Right' About 'Vast Russia Conspiracy'; Investigations Ongoing

Clinton was widely projected by pundits and pollsters to win the November 2016 election, but ultimately fell to President Trump after he made surprise wins in key states such as Pennsylvania, Wisconsi...

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Manchester leaders condemn London terror attack

However, the tone struck by Ms. Marielle de Sarnez expressed her condolences to the families affected and "absolute solidarity" with the British in a statement on Sunday. The attack in London Brid...

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Putin says still chance to do global climate deal despite U.S. withdrawal

One headline in Paris reads "CLIMATE GOODBYE AMERICA". President George W. Bush provoked similar anger from European allies when he decided not to implement the 1997 Kyoto climate change treaty, which...

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Trump poised to announce decision on global climate deal

Trump poised to announce decision on global climate deal

The Hill reported that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is going to follow through on his threat to step down from his positions on advisory councils in the White House. Republican politicians and rep...

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