Comey won't speak to Senate committee next week

It was unclear whether Mr Trump's reference to "tapes" suggested there might be secret recordings of conversations that could be used to challenge any statements by Mr Comey , or whether it was simply a way of warding him off from commenting. More..

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White House refuses to say whether Trump taped Comey talks

Spicer also declined to comment when asked whether Trump is recording any conversations in the Oval Office. "And in fact, when I made a decision to just do it, I said to myself - I said, you know, this Russia...More..

Amtrak says 6 weeks of disruptions for Penn Station repairs
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Amtrak says 6 weeks of disruptions for Penn Station repairs

The work was originally slated to be done gradually over two to three years, but Amtrak accelerated their plan because aging equipment has been blamed for recent delays and problems. "We can't expect them to su...More..

Jeff Sessions wants all those prisons full
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Jeff Sessions wants all those prisons full

The NAACP released the following statement regarding the DOJ's decision to promote the use of mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes. "It is a core principle that prosecutors should charge and pursue t...More..

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Conductor to be charged with causing 'catastrophe' in deadly Amtrak crash

Prosecutors, in response, said they had insufficient evidence of criminal intent or recklessness. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed the charges against Brandon Bostian just after 5 p.m.in Philadelphi...More..

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Bid To Revoke Obama-Era Methane Rules Fails In US Senate

It was instituted with the goal of reducing methane emissions released during the natural gas production process on public and Indian land. A motion to advance legislation that would repeal a methane emission...More..

Camping World chairman, CEO says Algonquin Gander Mountain will close
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Camping World chairman, CEO says Algonquin Gander Mountain will close

The camping and outdoor supply store is at Hudson Valley Plaza, behind Walmart, on Frank Sottile Boulevard in the town of Ulster. The new owner of the Gander Mountain franchise is continuing to take to Twitte...More..

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Polling Group: Evidence That Comey's Letter Hurt Hillary Is 'Mixed At Best'

At Wednesday's hearing, Comey said he was confronted with a hard choice to "speak or conceal " and that the first was a really bad choice, while the second was "catastrophic", because when voters learned of th...More..

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James Clapper destroys Trump's favorite talking point about the Russian Federation investigation

The White House has said Comey's firing was unrelated to the Russian Federation probe. The morning after Clapper's testimony and Comey's firing, Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders grossly...More..

US AG issues new criminal charging policy
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

US AG issues new criminal charging policy

Holder's plan, known as " Smart on Crime ", was an effort to ease federal prison overcrowding and preserve Justice Department resources for more serious, violent criminals. "This policy fully utilizes the too...More..

North Korea sending protest to US Congress over sanctions
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

North Korea sending protest to US Congress over sanctions

Choe Son Hui, who is the North's foreign ministry director general for United States affairs, made the comment to reporters in Beijing as she was travelling from Norway back to North Korea, Yonhap said. Amid si...More..

Florida House passes medical marijuana implementing bill
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Florida House passes medical marijuana implementing bill

Thursday. Even if the limited license-holder model made sense in 2014, things changed dramatically last November, when Amendment 2 greatly expanded the number of patients in the state who are legally eligible...More..

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Trump Threatens to Stop White House Press Briefings

Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017 ... He added: "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???" In a statement, D...More..

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President Trump is making it hard for his defenders

Trump said in a string of Twitter posts . A memo from Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was initially used by the White House as a justification for Trump's firing of Comey. "I can tell you also t...More..

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Amtrak Engineer Charged With Manslaughter for 2015 Crash

The Amtrak engineer behind the Philadelphia train derailment in 2015 that killed eight people was charged with multiple counts of involuntary manslaughter, prosecutors announced Friday. Kline said on behalf o...More..

New health bill is pure politics
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New health bill is pure politics

In his Twitter comment, Trump contended, "ObamaCare premiums and deductibles are way up - it was a lie and it is dead!" As the Senate begins to wrestle with a Republican healthcare bill narrowly approved by t...More..

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Federal Bureau of Investigation oath says any individual loyalty pledge can lead 'to tyranny'

Trump said on Thursday, in an interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt, that he spoke three separate times with Comey about whether he was the subject of the FBI's investigation into Russian interfere...More..

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School: Cincinnati boy who killed himself never said he was bullied

The school is believed to have told Gabe's mother that he had fainted, making no mention of the alleged assault taking place in the above footage on January 24. "Any questions regarding this matter should be di...More..

Body of suspected shooter found in Dallas
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Body of suspected shooter found in Dallas

Dallas Assistant Police Chief Randy Blankenbaker then shared in greater detail the events as they unfolded Monday, saying Brown was acting erratically in his home that morning and that for an unknown reason he ...More..

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Trump admits he was lying about why he fired Comey

In Trump's own letter to Comey, he said he was "accepting" a recommendation from Rosenstein and Sessions. Angus King of ME, "we consider it to be a highly significant investigation". Days before he was sacked, ...More..

Trump Signs Executive Order That Creates Committee To Investigate Voter Fraud
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Trump Signs Executive Order That Creates Committee To Investigate Voter Fraud

The move was immediately criticised by civil rights groups, who claimed it was a voter suppression tactic and that Mr Kobach would use his position on the commission to try to prevent minority groups from votin...More..

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'Witness Intimidation': Trump May Have Crossed Legal Lines With Comey Tweet

Now Trump has tweeted a threat to cancel press briefings and a suggestion about "tapes" of his private conversations with Comey. Trump said in one of a string of Twitter messages. Mr Trump has insisted Mr Com...More..

Rep. Tom MacArthur defends health care vote at rancorous town hall
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Rep. Tom MacArthur defends health care vote at rancorous town hall

The intense town hall lasted five hours, but right at the beginning, the Republican congressman wanted to share the story of his deceased daughter, who passed from special needs complications when she was 11 ye...More..

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Sen. Coons: Comey Probe Might Have Been 'Too Close' for Trump

Trump said he already knew he wasn't. Democrats have accused the Republican president of trying to foil the FBI's probe into Moscow's actions and many have called for a special prosecutor to look into the mat...More..

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Sean Spicer defends White House following Sally Yates' testimony on Michael Flynn

Yates was removed as acting attorney general in late January after she publicly refused to defend the initial version of the executive order, which has since been revoked and replaced with a slightly scaled-bac...More..

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Amtrak Engineer Charged In Deadly 2015 Philadelphia Train Crash

A Philadelphia judge has ruled that there is "probable cause" to charge Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian in the deadly 2015 train derailment. Amtrak train 188 was on its way from Washington to NY on 12 May...More..

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Trump considering 11 candidates to replace Comey

A little later, he said: "The tweet speaks for itself". The night Mr Trump fired Mr Comey , the White House said the president acted based on advice from Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein. "Then du...More..

Health bill puts politics over people
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Health bill puts politics over people

The most conservative House Republicans helped sink an earlier version of the American Health Care Act. The spot directs viewers to call a number that connects to the Capitol switchboard. John Kasich. The...More..

US Justice Department orders tougher criminal punishments
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

US Justice Department orders tougher criminal punishments

NPR's Martin Kaste explains. "Drug business is big criminal business". Critics said Sessions was limiting prosecutors' discretion to seek punishment they felt fit the crime. WALSH: Your only way to avoid ...More..

Former cop pleads guilty in Walter Scott shooting
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Former cop pleads guilty in Walter Scott shooting

The ex-cop originally faced up to life in prison on the federal charges. Santana claimed that an officer who arrived on the scene in the aftermath of the incident demanded that he stop recording. The North Char...More..