• 'I Did Not Make, And Do Not Have' Recordings Of Comey
'I Did Not Make, And Do Not Have' Recordings Of Comey

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he did not record his conversations with former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and that he doesn't know if they exist, reversing a narrative he himself started when he threatened the latter with "tapes".

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  • Phoenix heat stops planes from flying
Phoenix heat stops planes from flying

Notably, this heat wave is going to last through the week, which raises concerns of heat-related illness. The record high was 122 degrees on June 26, 1990 . It's so dang hot in Phoenix that some planes can't fly - and that's impacting one American Airlines flight that was supposed to fly into SLO this evening.

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  • Officer Dressed As Batman Stops Walmart Shoplifter
Officer Dressed As Batman Stops Walmart Shoplifter

A man attempting to shoplift DVDs from a Walmart in Texas was stopped by an off-duty police officer dressed as Batman. "I told him man, you can't steal my movie". Cole dresses up as several different superheroes including Superman and The Hulk for children's events. On Saturday, the off-duty cop was at a Walmart in the 7400 block of McCart Aven...

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  • Sports Results of All Confederations Cup Matches Played on Wednesday
Sports Results of All Confederations Cup Matches Played on Wednesday

Portugal started the game on the offensive while Russian Federation were happy to defend the opposition and paid the price when a Raphael Guerreiro cross found an unchallenged Ronaldo at the back post who finished it for Portugal to take a 1-0 lead over Russian Federation.

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  • US Fighter Jet Shoots Down Armed Drone in Syria
US Fighter Jet Shoots Down Armed Drone in Syria

Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, a paramilitary force in charge of the country's missile program, said it launched six Zolfaghar ballistic missiles from the western provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan. The shoot-down is just the latest escalation between the United States and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad . One official s...

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  • Australia to resume airstrikes against ISIS in Syria amid threats from Russian Federation
Australia to resume airstrikes against ISIS in Syria amid threats from Russian Federation

The Russian diplomat said earlier on Thursday that Russia considered the downing of the Syrian Air Force Su-22 warplane by the US-led coalition as a flagrant violation of the worldwide law, the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, which required a thorough investigation.

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  • Brooklyn diocese announces sex abuse compensation program
Brooklyn diocese announces sex abuse compensation program

DiMarzo said the diocese will take out a loan to pay the claims and will not use money meant to support parishes, schools or charitable works. The loan amount wasn't specified. The program is modeled after one started past year by the larger NY archdiocese. Mitchell Garabedian , a Boston-based lawyer representing victims of childhood sex abuse b...

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  • It makes no sense to have a poor person in some positions
It makes no sense to have a poor person in some positions

Trump's began remarkably on-message and upbeat, without some of the dark imagery painting a sullen country he's known to use. Trump touted his administration's commitment to agriculture and said he will urge technology upgrades for rural communities.

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  • Germany and France favourites to house London-based EU agencies post-Brexit
Germany and France favourites to house London-based EU agencies post-Brexit

They are also due to confirm proposals for relocating the UK-based EU agencies, European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA). Both men said they had spent a great deal of time discussing the question of Northern Ireland where all parties seek to uphold the free border. Despite this consensus, the issue is trickie...

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  • EU says Brexit citizens issue not about 'generosity'
EU says Brexit citizens issue not about 'generosity'

When the EU's 27 other governments agree that "sufficient progress" has been made on these, which they hope may be this autumn, they will authorise Mr Barnier to start talks on a post-Brexit trade deal. May, bruised by an election this month that cost her Conservatives their parliamentary majority, will make her case for a quick agreement on re...

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  • EU citizens to register in post-Brexit UK residency scheme -Guardian
EU citizens to register in post-Brexit UK residency scheme -Guardian

The European Union said after a first day of talks on Britain's exit from the 28-member bloc that the clock was ticking on negotiations, but British Brexit minister David Davis said he was optimistic they would yield a swift and good outcome.

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  • California AG bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states
California AG bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states

In March, South Dakota enacted a law that could prevent qualified LGBT couples from adopting or serving as foster parents. Kentucky's new law could allow student groups at high schools and colleges to reject LGBT people out of religious objections.

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  • And you thought Republicans' health care bill couldn't get worse
And you thought Republicans' health care bill couldn't get worse

Medicaid , the health insurance program for low-income families and elderly or disabled Americans, as well as many children with special needs, covers one in five in the US, or more than 70 million people. In his statement , Obama said the Senate bill is "not a health care bill ". CNN reported that other Republicans senators have e...

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  • White House rolls out ACA repeal website ahead of Senate vote
White House rolls out ACA repeal website ahead of Senate vote

People in need of long-term services often are the oldest and frailest Americans, many with complex health conditions. #Obamacare has created a healthcare crisis in our country. This bill seeks to completely transform how we deliver care to you, but unfortunately, as it is now being considered, not for the better. While we won't know the exac...

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  • House special election losses leave Democrats divided, searching
House special election losses leave Democrats divided, searching

And control of the House of Representatives could still be in play in the 2018 midterm elections . "I think I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly", Pelosi said. Several Democratic lawmakers have said Pelosi's position as a prominent face of the Democratic Party will continue to make winning elections hard.

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  • Iran misses targets in missile attack on Syria
Iran misses targets in missile attack on Syria

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, a radical paramilitary wing, claimed it conducted the strikes in response to ISIS's attack in Tehran earlier this month. "We continue to operate, making some adjustments for prudent measures", Davis said. The drone, roughly the size of a U.S. Predator unmanned aerial vehicle, was armed and within ...

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  • Canada prime minister: steel exports not national security threat to US
Canada prime minister: steel exports not national security threat to US

Calling Trump a "deal-maker" who keeps promises, the prime minister also lauded him as a good listener - a remark that spurred some chuckles. "There's no question that the way the president chooses to speak directly to people through social media is a new wrinkle in global diplomacy", Trudeau noted.

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  • Local lawmakers weigh in on Senate GOP healthcare bill
Local lawmakers weigh in on Senate GOP healthcare bill

Pye concluded, "Kill it with fire". That means Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can only lose two Republican votes in order to pass the bill. At this point, it's only a matter of degrees how misguided and cruel the proposals are by Republicans in Congress to "fix" America's health care system.

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  • Murkowski: Health care changes must be 'done right'
Murkowski: Health care changes must be 'done right'

Trump has irked some Republicans by arguing the Senate bill needs more funding and "heart", suggesting the House bill was not compassionate enough to people who rely on health care. Republicans hold 52 out of 100 Senate seats, so they can afford only two defections; in that case, Vice President Mike Pence would be brought in to break ...

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  • Nancy Pelosi Should Resign, Frustrated Democrats Say
Nancy Pelosi Should Resign, Frustrated Democrats Say

CROWLEY: Typically they don't go and pick folks in districts where they think they're going to lose that seat to a Democrat. In Georgia , leaders in both parties say the area is changing, and they're already looking toward competitive midterm elections in 2018.

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