• AG Jeff Sessions curious use of executive privilege -- for Trump
AG Jeff Sessions curious use of executive privilege -- for Trump

Ron Wyden of OR had a heated exchange during Sessions' Tuesday hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee after Wyden said Sessions was "stonewalling" in his answers. Another likely line of inquiry will be on any discussions Sessions had with the president before the president made a decision to dismiss Comey. That was not so, he sai...

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  • Jury Deliberating On Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Charges
Jury Deliberating On Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Charges

Constand sat in the front row of the gallery next to her mother, Gianna Constand , showing little expression. Cosby declined to testify in his own defense, and his attorneys only called one witness, a police detective who also testified for the prosecution.

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  • Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson urges soft Brexit
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson urges soft Brexit

Davidson is reported to have pressed her case in a private meeting with Theresa May and a meeting of the "political cabinet" which she attended shortly afterwards. Asked whether the Government would be changing course, Ms May's spokesman said on Monday: "We are going to deliver the wishes of the British people and that was to retake control of ...

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  • Kansas lawmakers react after successful veto override
Kansas lawmakers react after successful veto override

Yet, seems Gov. Sam Brownback is in hiding, emerging from his administrative dungeon not to check or weigh in on the state's affairs, but to use his veto pen to slap down sensible public policy. The tax bill also extends the sales tax revenue bond program, known as STAR bonds, by moving the sunset date to July 2020. Tuesday's veto was Brownback...

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  • Adams: Sinn Fein backs powersharing as strategic way to united Ireland
Adams: Sinn Fein backs powersharing as strategic way to united Ireland

Formal negotiations between Barnier and British Brexit minister David Davis had been due to start next week but that timetable has been thrown into doubt by Mrs May's catastrophic loss of a parliamentary majority in last Thursday's election.

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  • Firefighters battling massive fire in London
Firefighters battling massive fire in London

Plumes of black smoke billowed into the air. Fire raced through the 24-floor Grenfell Tower in North Kensington around 1 a.m. "Chunks of the building are falling off in flames", said CNN producer Salma Abdelaziz, who is outside the apartment block.

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  • Sessions appears at high-stakes US Senate hearing on Russia, Comey
Sessions appears at high-stakes US Senate hearing on Russia, Comey

The public testimony Tuesday before the Senate intelligence committee should yield Sessions' most extensive comments to date on questions that have dogged his entire tenure as attorney general and that led him three months ago to step aside from the Russian Federation probe.

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  • Four revelations from today's Sessions hearing
Four revelations from today's Sessions hearing

Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign. Testifying at a Senate hearing, Sessions, who was a close Trump adviser during the battle for the presidency, said it was a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest that he participated in or was aware of any collusion between Russian Federation a...

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  • Several killed as huge blaze engulfs London tower block
Several killed as huge blaze engulfs London tower block

There are 120 flats in the residential block. People inside the building were seen flashing torches or mobile phones to attract help and a witness described seeing at least one person falling from an upper floor. "And it was just spreading like wildfire". On Twitter, London Mayor Sadiq Khan called it a major incident. "Crews wearing breathi...

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  • Republicans Break Precedent, Limit Press Access to Senators
Republicans Break Precedent, Limit Press Access to Senators

While hallways in the basement of the Capitol building are deemed public spaces, accessible by tourists and media alike, new limitations could require reporters to obtain specific consent from senators and the Rules Committee itself before interviewing them, stifling the ability of media to speak to members.

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  • South Korea's Moon names former navy chief as defence minister
South Korea's Moon names former navy chief as defence minister

The US last week tested a defence system that can intercept and destroy intercontinental ballistic missiles. "While testing could start this year, it is unlikely that North Korea would have an operationally viable ICBM before 2021, and this assumes the regime is willing to accept a weapon that works only most of the time, not with less than 9...

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  • Vigil to remember Orlando nightclub shooting to be held in Downtown Knoxville
Vigil to remember Orlando nightclub shooting to be held in Downtown Knoxville

The shooting a year ago is still impacted Jackie Carter, Pastor at Table of Hope Metropolitan Community Church. "We have talked about love so much in the past 365 days; how Orlando is love, how love is stronger than hate, we will not be defeated", said Barbara Poma , owner of Pulse.

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  • The One Quote No One Noticed During Jeff Sessions' Testimony
The One Quote No One Noticed During Jeff Sessions' Testimony

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr , R-N.C., and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., jointly announced that Sessions would testify on new developments Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. It it appeared as though Sessions had consulted with a legal team - at the Department of Justice or the White House Counsel's Office - and burning that much time at the...

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  • Jeff Sessions denies secret pre-election Russian Federation meetings
Jeff Sessions denies secret pre-election Russian Federation meetings

Asked about Trump's own contention that the president fired Comey with the Russian Federation probe in mind, and regardless of any recommendation from anyone else, Sessions said: "I guess I'll just have to let his words speak for themselves".

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  • Macron set for landslide win in French elections
Macron set for landslide win in French elections

Macron's camp was comfortably leading with more than 32 percent - putting it well ahead of all opponents going into the decisive second round of voting next Sunday for the 577 seats in the lower-house National Assembly. Under French rules, they'll have to win a second, smaller round of voting next Sunday. "We shouldn't have a monopolistic party...

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  • Late-Night Hosts Pick Apart Jeff Sessions' Testimony (and Accent)
Late-Night Hosts Pick Apart Jeff Sessions' Testimony (and Accent)

This was after a February meeting in which Comey said Trump told Sessions and others to leave the room before asking him to drop a probe into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. Mr. Trump acknowledged the sacking was motivated in part by the FBI's Russian Federation probe. She was questioning Ses...

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  • 2nd LD: US Attorney General calls Russian Federation collusion accusation
2nd LD: US Attorney General calls Russian Federation collusion accusation "detestable lie"

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has angrily denied that there were problems related to his decision to recuse himself from the FBI's investigation into Russian activities during the election. "I've got a series of questions, sir", Warner finally said, speeding on to his next query. He insisted he never knew anything about the Russian Federatio...

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  • Steve Merczynski: US Attorney General denies meeting with Russian ambassador
Steve Merczynski: US Attorney General denies meeting with Russian ambassador

During her questioning of Sessions, Harris didn't allow Sessions time to fully answer her questions. "Sen. Heinrich, I'm not able to share with this committee private communications - " Sessions said , before Heinrich cut him off. " This is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me, and I don't appreciate it ", Sessions said. What did J...

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  • Some killed in London tower block fire: fire brigade
Some killed in London tower block fire: fire brigade

Local reports cited witnesses as saying they saw people jumping from the building to escape the fire and they heard screams for help as well. As the fire continued to surge in the 27-storey building, around 30 flats in the area around the Grenfell tower were evacuated.

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  • Once again, senators try to cut off Kamala Harris
Once again, senators try to cut off Kamala Harris

Similar to former FBI Director James Comey , who testified before the same committee last week , Sessions came out ready to defend himself. Graham also asked him if it would be a disqualifier to have worked for Hillary Clinton, who ran against President Donald Trump in the election and was a subject of a separate Justice Department investig...

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