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Former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown convicted of fraud scheme

Brown's former chief of staff Elias "Ronnie" Simmons, 51, of Laurel, Maryland, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and one count of theft of government property in ...

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Syrian government denies USA claim of crematorium at prison

Syrian government denies USA claim of crematorium at prison

Embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Jones explained that while "credible sources have believed that numerous bodies have been disposed in mass grave...

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Deputy AG to brief Senate on Trump's firing of FBI's Comey

Deputy AG to brief Senate on Trump's firing of FBI's Comey

Some Democrats have pressured Rosenstein to resign unless he appoints a special prosecutor to look into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump campaign associates co...

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James Comey sacking may bedevil Trump on healthcare plan

Their message that Mr Trump made a decision to fire Mr Comey after reading a memo from the Department of Justice was reversed by Mr Trump himself the next day. So far 14 people have emerged as candida...

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Jeff Sessions Is Reversing Obama's Work With This Terrible New Policy

After all, the memo will overturn former Attorney General Eric Holder's "Smart on Crime" policy . Inimai Chettiar, the director of the Brennan Center's Justice Program said in a statement that Mr...

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N.Korea says missile test part of defense effort

North Korea's new missile test has once again brought the focus back on the hermit nation's capabilities of targeting US mainland. North Koreans celebrated the test of a "perfect weapon system" Sun...

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Melissa McCarthy's "Spicey" returns to "SNL"

On " Saturday Night Live ", however, the press corps pointed out Spicer could be seen just outside the briefing room, hiding in some bushes while he peered in. The sketch was a big hit, even overshado...

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Trump Creating Commission on Voter Fraud, Suppression

The commission is expected to look at irregularities that affect federal elections, including fraudulent and duplicate registrations, illegal voting and vote suppression. On MSNBC earlier this year, M...

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Only 29% of Americans Approve Comey's Firing; 78% Want Independent Russian Investigation

Only 29% of Americans Approve Comey's Firing; 78% Want Independent Russian Investigation

South Carolina GOP Congressman Trey Gowdy has served six years in the lower chamber but gained nationwide recognition as Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, which investigated Hilla...

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Syria building crematorium to cover up mass murders, says US

The Syrian strongman has authorized thousands of extrajudicial hangings at the Sednaya prison about 45 minutes outside the capital city of Damascus, a State Department official said in a news conferen...

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Speaker helps GOP candidate in competitive Georgia race

Speaker helps GOP candidate in competitive Georgia race

Pelosi and Ossoff weaken the military. The ad concludes with more San Francisco flair: A streetcar wrapped with Ossoff's picture, a peace sign and a blue banner that proclaims him "San Francisco's C...

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ACLU: President Trump's 'Religious Liberty' Executive Order Has 'No Discernible Policy Outcome'

ACLU: President Trump's 'Religious Liberty' Executive Order Has 'No Discernible Policy Outcome'

Americans United for Separation of Church and State, meanwhile, said the order was actually a " direct attack on religious freedom ". However, the nonprofit determined that the executive order, in...

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Federal investigators head to deadly jet crash site

The FAA said the plane missed the runway by 1/4 of a mile, and landed in a residential area near the airport. A man can be seen running across a parking lot toward the crash site as smoke filled the s...

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More to Face Arraignment in Penn State Fraternity House Death

More to Face Arraignment in Penn State Fraternity House Death

He had sustained multiple traumatic brain injuries, including a fractured skull and a lacerated spleen. Writer and former fraternity member David Burkman produced the fictional movie called "Haze: A...

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Sessions revives failed drug policies

Members of Congress reacted Friday with mixed reviews - some sharply critical - of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' new directive that could potentially ramp up criminal charges in cases involving nonv...

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New Orleans Removes Statue of Jefferson Davis

New Orleans Removes Statue of Jefferson Davis

Officials had refused to give advance public notice of Thursday morning's removal , citing threats of violence against contractors and workers involved in the effort. The issue is a slippery-slope fo...

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2 crew members killed in private jet crash in New Jersey

The first decree - which prompted mass protests and sowed chaos at United States airports - was blocked on grounds it violated the constitutional ban on religious discrimination, a ruling upheld on ap...

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Donald Trump protesters spell out 'Resist!' at golf course

Donald Trump protesters spell out 'Resist!' at golf course

Peter Warren, a retired journalist and volunteer with the group, said Indivisible San Pedro is calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the Trump campaign and Russia's interference in the 2016 ...

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Guy W. Farmer: I feel sorry for Sean Spicer

Pressed by Pirro on whether he asked Comey for his loyalty, Trump responded: "No, I didn't, but I don't think it would be a bad question to ask". It has been a odd week, even for the Trump administr...

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Red Sox Fan Who Yelled Racial Slur Ejected, Banned From Fenway Park

Red Sox Fan Who Yelled Racial Slur Ejected, Banned From Fenway Park

The incident occurred after the national anthem was sung on Tuesday. Major League Baseball is reviewing its security protocols in all 30 stadiums after Orioles outfielder Adam Jones complained of ...

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Trump hopeful as interviews continue for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Fifteen percent said the dismissal was due to Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonGOP strategist: "GOP would have "rightly" tried to impeach Clinton for cla...

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U.S. intelligence community 'under assault' by Trump: Clapper

Rosenstein recommended Mr. Comey's removal for numerous very reasons they consistently complained about". ("It's not that we don't know what the president wants to say", said one staffer to the Beas...

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White House: US, Australia working together to address NK threats

White House: US, Australia working together to address NK threats

The meeting happened nearly three hours late after Mr Trump postponed it to remain in Washington while a bill to overturn much of former president Barack Obama's signature healthcare law passed the Ho...

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Comey furious over Trump team's smear campaign - and he's prepared to respond

At first, Trump's staffers said Trump dismissed Comey at the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein . Trump also trolled the White House press corps by twee...

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Fox News co-president Bill Shine resigns amid sex harassment scandal

Fox News co-president Bill Shine resigns amid sex harassment scandal

Last night on "Hannity", the eponymous host cryptically addressed his rumored exit. Mr Ailes and Mr O'Reilly have denied the harassment allegations made against them. Fox News co-president Bill S...

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Appeals Court Mulls Suspension of Trump Travel Restrictions

Appeals Court Mulls Suspension of Trump Travel Restrictions

It is not clear when a ruling will come down from Mondays hearing. 'The full court ruling is more likely to reflect this composition. (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Acting Solicitor General Jeffey Wall, o...

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Former US Attorney reacts to Sessions' call for tougher sentences

Sessions said in a memo that the change "affirms our responsibility to enforce the law, is more and just, and produces consistency". " Mandatory minimum sentences have unfairly and disproportiona...

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Spicer Won't Account For Dramatically Shifting Explanations Of Comey Firing

According to the Times , Comey refused, saying he could give Trump only "honesty". Whether or not Huckabee Sanders heard from enough people to make this anecdote meaningful (putting aside the fact ...

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Syria 'burns bodies to hide jail murders'

In February, Amnesty International said as many as 13,000 people opposing the regime of Assad , a doctor, had been killed at the prison. "What we're assessing is that if you have that level of produc...

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Celtics host Wizards in Game 7

Wizards point guard, John Wall , a 4-time All-Star playing in his 7th National Basketball Association season has been nothing short of phenomenal, averaging 27.9 points and 10.3 assists in 12 playof...

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