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US Defense Secretary Mattis praises China on North Korea

Speaking at an worldwide security conference in Singapore, Mattis noted the Pentagon conducted what it called a successful test this week of its missile defence system, which is being developed mainly with North Korea in mind. Japan stated on Saturday that it is pleased with the Trump administration's policy toward North Korea and called on European navies to send vessels to the region. [Full Article...]

What Does Trump Gain By Attacking His Own Justice Department on Twitter?

Which is why I said what I said this morning. "The executive order therefore is emphatically not a 'Muslim ban, '" Keller wrote . In a series of early morning Twitter messages, Trump returned to the issue of the travel ban that he raised immediately after an attack in London on Saturday night that killed seven people and wounded 48. [Full Article...]

Time's running out! GOP has only 3 months to pass health reform

Dean Heller of Nevada, Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia support a seven-year phaseout of Medicaid expansion, which would end federal funding and likely force states to slash coverage for thousands of poor adults. [Full Article...]

Attorney General Sessions Will Testify In Public

Spicer also declined to say whether Trump agrees with Sessions' decision to testify. Comey said Trump "sat behind the desk and a group of us sat in a semi-circle of about six chairs facing him on the other side of the desk". Democratic operative Scott Ferson, former press secretary to U.S. Sen. "And so there is an opportunity to look at the law with respect to obstruction of justice, t... [Full Article...]

Sessions' plans to testify surprised Senate intelligence panel members

Despite his recusal, Mr Sessions signed a letter last month recommending Mr Trump remove Mr Comey, who was overseeing the probe into Russian election meddling and the possible Russia-Trump nexus. The Justice Department has denied that, saying Sessions stressed to Comey the need to be careful about following appropriate policies. Senators Lindsey Graham of SC and Dianne Feinstein of California, t... [Full Article...]

Travel ban: Clock ticks safely past 90 days

Travel ban: Clock ticks safely past 90 days It ruled based on immigration law, not the Constitution. The 9th Circuit took a similar stance on Monday, writing: "Immigration, even for the President, is not a one-person show". The 9th Circuit also kept blocking Trump's suspension of the US refugee program. Earlier this month, Trump doubled down on his rhetoric that appeared to have cost him in the 4 Circuit's ruling. [Full Article...]

Thousands Revel At Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade

The parade is sponsored by the municipality, which said it had invested heavily to promote gay tourism in recent years. Two 15-year-old marchers, Jessica Dodge and Shekinah Aho, held hands and wore shirts that said, "Make America Gay Again ". [Full Article...]

Smirnoff ad winks at Russian meddling probe, Trump

The ads began popping up over the weekend and target small portions of the NY metro area, including a train station in Harlem, a Diageo spokesman confirmed. Trump now says he's willing to testify under oath . The investigation into the matter is ongoing and the allegations partly cost Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn his job. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump, son Barron move into the White House

Melania Trump, son Barron move into the White House It also pointed toward a coming move to the White House . Folks on Twitter also noticed Donald Trump's son playing with a fidget spinner, a toy that The New York Times has described as being Gen Z's hula hoop. Now that the school year is over, she is moving in with her husband. In doing so, Melania Trump became the only first lady in recent memory to delay her move to the nation's c... [Full Article...]

Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

The Senate Intelligence Committee had Comey testify on Thursday, regarding his dismissal, the probe into Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, and Trump's potential obstruction of justice when he possibly directed Comey to downplay the probe into his former national security advisor General Mike Flynn. [Full Article...]

Another US appeals court keeps Trump's travel ban blocked

The San Francisco court held that Trump's order went against the existing immigration laws in the US. "My fellow attorneys general and I believe our nation's highest Court will confirm the ban is unconstitutional". Supreme Court, as it has already done with a ruling against the travel ban by another appeals court last month. After that order was blocked by courts, the White House issued a seco... [Full Article...]

North Korean missile could hit NZ - Gerry Brownlee

North Korea didn't say how many anti-ship missiles it launched, but South Korean national security director Chung Eui-yong said later Friday the North had fired four short-range missiles on Thursday. Nuclear-armed North Korea , which already possesses rockets that can reach Japan, has accelerated its missile-testing program this year. For some time now, North Korea has been alarming it... [Full Article...]

Missing child alert in Brevard County

Missing child alert in Brevard County The fire broke out around 10:30 a.m.in Malabar, in the 800 block of Atz Road. Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire, but Goodyear said a thorough search of the house will be hard because of the extensive damage to the house. [Full Article...]

Tapwrit rallies in stretch to win Belmont Stakes

After not running the Preakness, this was quite the redemptive moment for Tapwrit . Tapwrit's victory gave Pletcher two of the three races in the Triple Crown . J Boys Echo is one of five Belmont runners who skipped the Preakness after running in the Derby, a route taken previous year by Belmont victor Creator. [Full Article...]

Trump flatly denies Comey accusations, willing to respond under oath

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller will be investigating Trump's firing of Comey for possible obstruction of justice . "I would be glad to tell him exactly what i just told you, Jon", Trump answered. "I found him to be credible, candid and thorough", Mrs Collins said. During his testimony last week, James Comey said he believed he had been directed to end an investigation into former natio... [Full Article...]

A mix of pride and anger at LGBT rights marches across US

A mix of pride and anger at LGBT rights marches across US The 3-mile walk began in Hollywood and culminated with a rally in the gay area of West Hollywood, and featured politicians such as U.S. Representative Maxine Waters and celebrities such as Channing Tatem and LGBTQ icon RuPaul. That's where the Rev. Troy Perry, founder of the Metropolitan Community Church and Christopher Street West, led the crowd in prayer and a moment of silence Sunday for the 49... [Full Article...]

Trump calls ex-FBI director Comey a 'leaker' after testimony

Trump's defense, from both his lawyer and fellow Republicans , amounted to making him out to be some kind of Greek-letter organization pledge, who was "naive" but also crushing on a dictator like, so hard. "No plausible case. We must distinguish crimes from" political "sins". Democrats took that as evidence of potential obstruction of justice meriting investigation by Robert. [Full Article...]

Half-staff flags, bells mark 1 year since Pulse massacre

Half-staff flags, bells mark 1 year since Pulse massacre Forty-nine people were killed inside the nightclub. "We just had to do it", Diaz said. Starting in the wee hours Monday, June 12, 2017 , and continuing nearly 24 hours later, survivors, victims' families, city officials and central Florida residents will remember the victims with multiple services. [Full Article...]

Rep. John Katko backs Trump plan to privatize air traffic control system

Rep. John Katko backs Trump plan to privatize air traffic control system The plan would create a private non-profit corporation supported by user fees rather than taxes, a model used in many other countries, including Canada. The president's plan would remove air traffic control duties from the Federal Aviation Administration and turn them over to a private nonprofit company. [Full Article...]

Trump accuses ex-FBI director Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'

Comey revealed to Congress in March that the bureau was investigating "possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign", yet he flatly refused to tell the public, until his testimony on Thursday, that Trump wasn't under investigation. [Full Article...]


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