• WashPost: Obama WH 'Choked' on Response to Russian Hacking
WashPost: Obama WH 'Choked' on Response to Russian Hacking

Instead, the USA expelled a few dozen Russian diplomats and imposed other somewhat minor sanctions . Make sure to read the entire Washington Post report for the details of the interviews conducted with more than three dozen former and current government officials that gives a definitive timeline of when the Obama administration knew that Rus...

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  • Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Populations Grow; Is Delisted as an Endangered Species
Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Populations Grow; Is Delisted as an Endangered Species

The Interior Department today said it will lift Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park region. "Without necessary endangered species protections, the survival of grizzly bears in Greater Yellowstone is put in jeopardy", Brune said in the Sierra statement.

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  • Iran Has Drone Base Near US Troops in Syria
Iran Has Drone Base Near US Troops in Syria

This was underscored by reports on Tuesday that an armed Russian fighter jet buzzed within five feet of a US Air Force reconnaissance plane in the Baltic Sea, which happened after US planes shot down a Syrian air force jet on Sunday. The U.S. has maintained its broadening military involvement in Syria is part of the global fight against ISIS ,...

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  • Five Camden tower blocks being evacuated over fire safety fears
Five Camden tower blocks being evacuated over fire safety fears

London police are considering filing manslaughter charges related to the fire. In its most detailed briefing yet on the criminal investigation, the Metropolitan Police on Friday confirmed residents' suspicions that the inferno at Grenfell was touched off by a refrigerator fire.

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  • Spicer says he's never spoken with Trump about Russian interference
Spicer says he's never spoken with Trump about Russian interference

I don't think that should come as a surprise. CNN's Jim Acosta chided the administration and Spicer himself for that decision, and accused the White House of "stonewalling" on answers to questions. The final report followed the USA intelligence community's initial statement in October 2016 that claimed senior Russian officials directed the hack...

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  • LI Sears store to close
LI Sears store to close

All other Sears locations will remain open, and the company "plans to continue to operate a large number of stores, continue to maintain significant employment, and to service its customers across Canada", the retailer said in a court filing.

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  • Kovind meets Vajpayee, to file nomination today
Kovind meets Vajpayee, to file nomination today

Ms Kumar, a former Lok Sabha speaker, was yesterday chosen as the opposition's candidate to contest the presidential poll. In 2009, she was elected as the first woman Speaker of Lok Sabha, replacing Somnath Chatterjee. A united ruling alliance headed by the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) had put up Ram Nath Kovind , a strong candidate, while the...

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  • Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'
Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

The new health care bill released by Senate Republicans has exactly the same major flaw that the original proposed " American Health Care Act" did. The Republican resistance movement has apparently doomed the latest GOP attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare , even before backers have had a chance to sell it.

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  • Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation
Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

Trump has said he is "100 per cent" willing to testify under oath on Comey meetings and tell the FBI Special Consul Robert Muller that he never asked FBI to stop investigating. In another development, members of Trump's transition team that served him after he was elected in November until he took office in January have been ordered to p...

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  • Jury acquits former U.S. cop in fatal shooting of black man
Jury acquits former U.S. cop in fatal shooting of black man

In a 15-second clip, Heaggan-Brown stops his police auto, gets out, draws his weapon and chases Smith , who falls in front of a chain-link fence and tosses a gun. He was sacked from the force in October 2016 after two men said he sexually assaulted them, while two others said he solicited sex from them. Smith's father, Patrick Smith, urged p...

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  • Tusk holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed
Tusk holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed

According to a Government statement, he will also thank European Union leaders for prioritising Irish issues in the Brexit negotiations, but he will recommend that the talks move quickly towards Britain's future trading relationship with the EU.

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  • Philippines' Duterte says didn't seek US support in city siege
Philippines' Duterte says didn't seek US support in city siege

ISIS also released a video on Monday, via its Amaq propaganda news agency, that it said showed terrorists shooting six people in Marawi, said the US-based Site monitoring service.There were tearful scenes in Marawi yesterday morning after five Muslim policemen and five Christian construction workers sprinted about 2km from the militant-controlled ...

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  • Tillerson and Mattis to hold joint news conference after talks with China
Tillerson and Mattis to hold joint news conference after talks with China

Tillerson urged China to help crack down on illicit revenue to North Korea that allegedly helps fund its nuclear weapons and missile programmes. A day after Donald Trump credited China with at least trying to exert pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program, the president's top diplomat made one thing abundantly clear: Trying isn't goo...

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  • Trump calls Russian Federation election hack a 'big Dem hoax'
Trump calls Russian Federation election hack a 'big Dem hoax'

Johnson is testifying before the House intelligence committee. Specifically, Johnson was questioned about whether the DHS helped the DNC after learning about possible Russian hacking. States must audit election results by examining paper ballots to "provide high assurance" that the election results were correct. "I knew it wasn't true", he said...

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  • Greens senator Larissa Waters passes motion while breastfeeding in parliament
Greens senator Larissa Waters passes motion while breastfeeding in parliament

Waters in May became the first woman in history to breastfeed in Australia's Senate . And while many women have retorted and fought against this shaming, Australian senator Larissa Waters just did something badass - she addressed the Parliament while breastfeeding her daughter.

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  • US Democrats look to future after dispiriting loss in Georgia election
US Democrats look to future after dispiriting loss in Georgia election

Last night's special election in Georgia's 6th district was highly contested between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff , named the most expensive congressional race in history. "You can say it's a loss; I don't see it that way", she said. "The strong headwinds facing Republicans , incredible grassroots enthusiasm behin...

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  • US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria
US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

Lavrov said the mechanism worked "quite well", adding: "The Americans represented not only themselves, but the entire coalition". The Russian Ministry of Defence called the downing of the plane "a cynical violation of the sovereignty of the Syrian Arab Republic" and "military aggression".

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  • For Democrats, 'Not Trump' is not enough
For Democrats, 'Not Trump' is not enough

Lawmakers are also bemoaning a weak Democratic bench of candidates nationally, and demanding a better strategy for success and a new and stronger economic message that differentiates them more clearly from the Republicans . Most recently, Tom Price resigned in February to join Trump's administration. "The Democratic Party needs new leadership no...

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  • Runaway bus rolls backwards through Bushwick
Runaway bus rolls backwards through Bushwick

Paul's Lutheran Church on Knickerbocker Avenue, cops said. Suddenly, it began to roll faster down Palmetto Street for over three blocks, striking at least six vehicles and a 27-year-old man changing a headlight in his driveway. Timmes turned around and saw "the bus had went through the intersection and crashed at the corner of Knickerbocker Ave and...

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  • Powerball jackpot grows to 8th-highest in history
Powerball jackpot grows to 8th-highest in history

The last victor got $60 million on April 1 in Arizona, lottery officials said. The next Powerball drawing will take place at 10:59 p.m. Saturday. You choose five numbers from the white balls and one red Powerball number per ticket. Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize. No ticket sold in the state matched five...

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