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A leading Vatican cardinal is charged
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:31:34 +0200
SYDNEY - Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual-assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See.
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McConnell's task getting no easier
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:31:30 +0200
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explored options for salvaging the battered Republican health-care bill Wednesday but confronted an expanding chorus of GOP detractors, deepening the uncertainty over whether the party can resuscitate...
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New Recordings: Lorde, Fleet Foxes, Big Boi
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:01:52 +0200
Being wise beyond your years gets old before you know it, Lorde finds out on Melodrama. The New Zealand songwriter was 16 in 2013 when she took the charts by surprise with "Royals," a song that signaled that she was an uncommonly accomplished...
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Senate health-care plan would roll back taxes, cut Medicaid growth
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:30:16 +0200
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans on Thursday plan to release a health-care bill that would curtail federal Medicaid funding, repeal taxes on the wealthy, and eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood as part of an effort to fulfill a years-long promise...
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Supreme Court to hear potentially landmark case on partisan gerrymandering
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:30:14 +0200
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court declared Monday that it will consider whether gerrymandered election maps favoring one political party over another violate the Constitution, a potentially fundamental change in the way elections are conducted.
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Trump lawyer insists there is no obstruction investigation - but then hedges
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:30:32 +0200
WASHINGTON - A member of President Trump's legal team repeatedly insisted that Trump is not under investigation for obstruction of justice but acknowledged during combative Sunday television interviews that he could not know for certain.
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New Recordings: Katy Perry; Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, and James McAlister; Bryson Tiller
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:02:43 +0200
It doesn't exactly drop through the net with the grace of a Steph Curry three-pointer: "Swish, swish, bish, another one in the basket / Can't touch this, another one in the casket." That taunting chorus from "Swish Swish," the Nicki...
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Special counsel probing Kushner's business dealings
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:30:28 +0200
WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the finances and business dealings of Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and adviser, as part of the probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, according to officials familiar...
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Mueller investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:32:14 +0200
The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice,...
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Sessions refuses to detail conversations with Trump on Comey
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:31:50 +0200
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Sessions will provide chance to check Comey's account
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:31:39 +0200
WASHINGTON - Fired FBI Director James Comey's version of a critical Feb. 14 encounter with President Trump gets it first test on Tuesday when Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the Senate intelligence committee.
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Trump accuses Comey of lying, says he'd be open to testifying in Russia probe
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 07:30:55 +0200
WASHINGTON - President Trump on Friday accused former FBI Director James Comey of lying under oath to Congress in the Russia investigation and called him a "leaker," before suggesting he would be willing to give his side of the story to special...
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Comey testimony shifts focus to Trump
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:30:26 +0200
WASHINGTON - It has been many years since a witness appeared on Capitol Hill and put a president in such potential jeopardy as former FBI Director James Comey did Thursday.
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Earliest fossil evidence of Homo sapiens found in Morocco
Thu, 08 Jun 2017 07:30:47 +0200
Anthropologists have long sought to pin down the exact location of the proverbial "Garden of Eden" - the region of our planet where the earliest Homo sapiens emerged.
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Coats said Trump asked him to intervene with Comey on Russia probe
Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:30:39 +0200
The nation's top intelligence official told associates in March that President Trump asked him if he could intervene with then-FBI Director James Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its Russia...
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Europe, China pull together after Trump's move
Sat, 03 Jun 2017 07:30:46 +0200
BRUSSELS, Belgium - A day after President Trump pulled out of a key climate agreement, declaring he was fighting for "Pittsburgh, not Paris," an international realignment was already taking shape on Friday, as European and Chinese officials...
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New Recordings: Dan Auerbach,Shakira, Saint Etienne
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 15:01:49 +0200
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Trump announces U.S. will exit Paris climate deal
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 07:32:13 +0200
WASHINGTON - President Trump announced Thursday afternoon that he is withdrawing the United States from the landmark Paris climate agreement, a move that honors a campaign promise but risks rupturing global alliances and disappointing both environmentalists...
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U.S. hints it may exit Paris deal on climate
Thu, 01 Jun 2017 07:30:21 +0200
WASHINGTON - President Trump is still undecided but leaning toward withdrawing the United States from the landmark Paris climate agreement, White House officials said Wednesday, a move that would honor a campaign vow but risk rupturing global alliances...
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Source: Flynn agrees to provide documents to Senate panel
Wed, 31 May 2017 07:31:51 +0200
WASHINGTON - Former national security adviser Michael Flynn will provide documents to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, the Associated Press has learned.
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Manuel Noriega, former Panamanian dictator, is dead
Wed, 31 May 2017 07:31:37 +0200
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Washington honors nation's war dead with tears, prayers and parades
Tue, 30 May 2017 07:31:28 +0200
WASHINGTON - Amid prayer, tears and the tolling of bells, the nation's capital marked Memorial Day on Monday with pomp and parades and solemn tributes to those who have fallen in service to the nation.
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New Recordings: Little Steven, Lil Yachty, Dion
Fri, 26 May 2017 15:31:53 +0200
If there's something familiar-sounding about Bruce Springsteen sidekick Steve Van Zandt's first new album in 18 years, it's because none of the songs are actually new. Not that that's a bad thing: Starting with Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes' first...
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Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation
Fri, 26 May 2017 07:32:19 +0200
Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to people familiar...
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Court deals new blow to Trump travel ban
Fri, 26 May 2017 07:30:34 +0200
A federal appeals court on Thursday left in place the freeze on President Trump's revised entry ban, handing the administration another legal setback in its efforts to block the issuance of new visas to citizens of six Muslim-majority countries.
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New Recordings: Lorde, Fleet Foxes, Big Boi
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:01:52 +0200
Being wise beyond your years gets old before you know it, Lorde finds out on Melodrama. The New Zealand songwriter was 16 in 2013 when she took the charts by surprise with "Royals," a song that signaled that she was an uncommonly accomplished...
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A leading Vatican cardinal is charged
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:31:34 +0200
SYDNEY - Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual-assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See.
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McConnell's task getting no easier
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:31:30 +0200
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explored options for salvaging the battered Republican health-care bill Wednesday but confronted an expanding chorus of GOP detractors, deepening the uncertainty over whether the party can resuscitate...
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