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Trump Hints That Ronny Jackson Might Withdraw V.A. Nomination Amid CriticismThe Senate Veterans Affairs Committee is examining multiple claims against President Trump’s nominee to head the Veterans Affairs Department.Feature: How Devin Nunes Turned the House Intelligence Committee Inside OutIn inquiries on Benghazi and Russia and beyond, the California congressman has displayed a deep mistrust of the expert consensus on reality — a disposition that has helped him make friends in the current White House.Toronto Van Attack Suspect Is Charged with MurderAlek Minassian, 25, a resident of Toronto’s Richmond Hill suburb, careened the white rental van onto a sidewalk, killing at least 10 people.Van Jumps Curb and Kills at Least 10 in TorontoThe driver’s arrest was captured on video by the police, who say they have not established a motive.Toronto Van Driver Kills at Least 10 People in ‘Pure Carnage’More than a dozen other people were injured in what was one of the worst mass killings in the modern history of Canada. The police said the driver was in custody.For Macron, a Warm Embrace Before Trump Assails the Iran Nuclear DealPresident Trump welcomed President Emmanuel Macron of France to the White House on Tuesday for the first state visit since taking office.Trumps Throw Out Tradition for Their First State DinnerAs Melania Trump oversees preparations to welcome President Emmanuel Macron of France, her advice to her staff before the high-profile event is not to worry.After Late Vote Switch, Senate Panel Approves Pompeo for Secretary of StateMinutes before a committee vote, Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, bowed to pressure and backed the confirmation of Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state.
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Senate Delays Confirmation Hearings For White House Doctor Ronny JacksonThe postponement appears to be related to questions about qualifications and past conduct.Flight Records Disprove Trump’s Claim About ‘Pee Tape’ Weekend WhereaboutsThe president insisted he didn't spend a night in Moscow. Records show he did.Trump Picks ‘Dandruff’ Off Emmanuel Macron: ‘We Have To Make Him Perfect’The French president chuckled awkwardly during the bizarre moment.Video Shows Syracuse Frat Boys Miming Sexual Assault On Disabled PersonThe university booted the frat and slapped 18 students with disciplinary charges.Pruitt Prepares ‘Transparency’ Rule To Limit EPA’s Use Of Public Health StudiesThe change is expected to give favor to industry-backed research.U.S. Agencies Fueled A National Increase In Anti-Muslim Incidents: ReportAgencies including Customs and Border Patrol instigated 35 percent of anti-Muslim incidents recorded in 2017.Greyhound Is Choosing To Let Border Patrol Demand Its Passengers’ PapersThe company says it's following the law. The ACLU says it's consenting to warrantless searches it could refuse.
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About THAT hat Melania Trump is wearingFirst lady Melania Trump turned heads in her white chapeau Tuesday as the administration hosted its first official state visit with France.First statue of a woman unveiled near UK parliamentThe 11 statues of male historic figures dotted around Britain's Parliament Square has a new addition Tuesday -- Millicent Fawcett.Despite a barrage of hate, I put a statue of a woman where only men standJust over two years ago, I took my dog, Poppy, for a run through London. It was March 8, 2016: International Women's Day.
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‘Nowhere near close’: The bond between Trump and Giuliani is less than it appearsPresident Trump and Rudolph W. Giuliani — one of the latest hires to defend Trump against special counsel Robert S. Mueller’s Russia investigation — are both street-savvy New Yorkers and political populists with a passion for straight, blunt talk. But while the pair go back decades, associates say they were never tight.Dow plummets 550 points on rising rates and uncertain forecasts from industrialsThe Dow Jones industrial average plummeted more than 2 percent in afternoon trading as a key U.S. government bond yield hit 3 percent for the first time in more than four years and several major companies signaled difficult times ahead. Traders have been worried that the rising yield of long-term government bonds may mean higher rates for consumers and companies and a period of falling stock prices.Trump says he’d understand if VA nominee decides not to go through confirmationPresident Trump said he fully supports Ronny Jackson to lead the Veterans Affairs Department, but said he would understand if the nominee decided to withdraw due to the “abuse” he is facing. Jackson's confirmation hearing was postponed this week amid concerns from top Republican and Democratic lawmakers.Trump keeps saying he’s innocent. So why does he keep sounding like he’s guilty?President Trump’s declaration that his longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen would not “flip” and cooperate with federal investigators is the latest instance of him adopting a posture that is both combative and defensive — and, perhaps unwittingly, creates the appearance of a coverup.EPA’s Pruitt expected to propose sweeping change long sought by conservativesScott Pruitt is expected to propose a rule that would establish new standards for what science could be used in writing agency regulations, according to individuals briefed on the plan.
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Wardrobe whoopsies: On purpose, or an accident?Sometimes stars want to cringe with embarrassment. Other times, they just want attention.'The Greek Freak' Giannis Antetokounmpo gets reserved table at Milwaukee taco truckA Milwaukee taco stand has made sure that Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo will always have a table should he come by for a bite to eat.Macedonia: 8 million-year-old elephant-like remains foundPaleontologists from Bulgaria and Macedonia are excavating the fossilized remains of a prehistoric elephant believed to pre-date the mammoth, after its bones were discovered accidentally by a man working in a field.Wildlife photographer captures osprey carrying shark, carrying fish in 'one-in-a-trillion photograph'A photographer in Florida captured a stunning photo of an osprey carrying a small shark in its talons. The shark also had a fish in its mouth.Oklahoma woman in 'imminent danger' after alleged kidnapping by man following 'domestic dispute'An Oklahoma woman is believed to be in "imminent danger" after she was allegedly kidnapped Monday after a domestic dispute, police said.Victim of Toronto van incident was a professional, volunteerThe first victim publicly identified after a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk and killed 10 people worked at an investment management firm and enjoyed sports and volunteering.Toronto van attack suspect praised 'incel rebellion' for sexually-frustrated men just before deadly rampageThe Toronto van attack suspect was sexually frustrated and called for a "rebellion" by like-minded men just before he's accused of plowing a rental van into pedestrians, killing 10 people -- including at least one young woman.Affidavit: Suspects bragged about abducting Oklahoma teensAuthorities say suspects in the 1999 shooting deaths of an Oklahoma couple and the abduction of their 16-year-old daughter and her friend "bragged" about photographing the girls while they were bound.
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Amazon starts delivering to your car trunk, wherever it's parkedA new, free program for Prime members lets Amazon drivers unlock a customer's trunk and leave their packages there rather on their doorstep.Trump: Kim Jong Un has been 'open' and 'honorable' during talks about meetingDonald Trump appeared to step closer and closer to a meeting with Kim Jong Un, and says the North Koreans want to meet as soon as possible.Delivery boom is changing everything about the restaurant businessDelivery sales jumped 20% in the last five years, while food service visits increased 10% according to The NPD GroupFormer Miss America Deidre Downs Gunn marries same-sex partner in Alabama weddingDeidre Downs Gunn, who was crowned Miss America in 2005 and is now a doctor, walked down the aisle with her spouse, attorney Abbott Jones, in Alabama.MLB tanking: Nine teams that can wait 'til next year after a wretched first monthNine MLB teams are already given less than a 2% chance at a playoff berth, a staggering number for late April.Pete Rose's estranged wife alleges he's still gambling with his $1M annual incomeNew documents in original 2011 divorce filing allege banned MLB star still engaging in 'high-stakes gambling,' owes casinos, Internal Revenue Service.Finding Tom Brady's successor: Patriots have intriguing QB options in 2018 NFL draftThe New England Patriots have four of the first 63 overall picks in the 2018 draft. Will they use one of them to draft Tom Brady's successor at quarterback?Man tased 10 times on American Airlines flight grabbed officer's gun, damaged car windowJacob Garcia, the unruly passenger arrested on American Airlines Flight 2446, put up a fight as he was hauled out of Miami International Airport.
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Toronto van attack suspect charged with 10 counts of murderPolice said Monday afternoon's van attack in downtown Toronto "definitely looked deliberate," but downplayed any potential connection to terrorism.From burgers to ballrooms, Trump hasn't used his state dinner ideasHe's said they should feature burgers and collapsible ballrooms: Trump's Tuesday state dinner, the first of his presidency, could have looked very different.Trump travel ban headed for Supreme Court showdownA central question in the case is how much power the president has to block the entry of millions of foreign nationals.Trump warns Iran of 'bigger problems' if it restarts nuclear programTrump's comments came shortly after Iranian president Hassan Rouhani warned of "severe consequences" if the administration "betrays the deal."Victims sued a Mideast bank for financing terror. Supreme Court said they can't.In a 5-4 vote, the court refused to revive lawsuits that sought to hold Arab Bank responsible for attacks against foreign nationals in the Middle East.Special Trump tax provision gives $17B break to millionaires, report findsThe beneficiaries are those who claim the new "pass through" deduction of up to 20 percent in the Trump/GOP tax plan.Prince William, Kate keep world guessing over new baby's nameBased on names used by Britain's royal family in the past, some experts believe that contenders might include Arthur, Albert, Philip or James.The race to stop next year's flu deaths starts now. And we're already behind.Despite substantial advances in science, we are still vulnerable to severe influenza seasons and devastating pandemics. We need a universal flu vaccine.
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Macron Visits Trump, Hoping to Bridge Policy GapsFrench President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Washington for the first state visit of Donald Trump’s presidency, in a test of whether personal chemistry between the two leaders can bridge a yawning policy divide.In Suppressing #MeToo Letter, China's Censors Spark an UproarA student at an elite Chinese university accused the school of trying to muzzle her #MeToo activism in an open letter that set off a scramble by the country’s censors.North Korea's Kim, Mending Beijing Ties, Visits Chinese Bus-Crash VictimsNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited survivors of a deadly tour-bus crash, which killed dozens of Chinese tourists, and personally offered condolences to China’s ambassador in Pyongyang.From Prison to the President's Office: A Former Radical Helps Shape Korean DetenteThe South Korean president’s chief of staff is a former student activist who previously voiced skepticism about the U.S. and was jailed for aiding the enemy. Thirty years on, he is a top North Korea policy maker, shaping the detente with Kim Jong Un.Greece's Business Prospects Brighten After Lost DecadeAs economic growth returns to Greece after a decade of crisis, so are some businesses that once wrote the country off.Driver Plows Van Into Toronto Pedestrians, Killing 10A man in his mid-20s plowed a rented van into people walking along a busy Toronto thoroughfare, killing 10 and injuring 15, and rattled one of North America’s safest major cities.Google and Facebook Likely to Benefit From Europe's Privacy CrackdownBig tech companies gain while smaller online ad firms are squeezed under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect in May.Aid Groups Seek Billions to Help Syrian CiviliansAid agencies are seeking billions of dollars to help Syrian civilians cope with the devastation caused by a conflict that could worsen as rival foreign powers compete over diverging strategic interests in the war-ravaged country.
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Trump warns Iran of 'much bigger problems' if it restarts nuclear programThe warning comes as Trump confers on the Iran deal with the French president.French president sweeps into DC with 'more articulated, credible' foreign policyA novice in foreign policy, the French president has deployed all his energy to put France at the center of the international stage.What's for dinner? Details of the first Trump state dinnerThe White House will be hosting the French president on Tuesday.Pruitt declined White House offer to help prep for congressional questionsPruitt is scheduled to face congressional questions Thursday.Confirmation hearing for Trump VA secretary nominee postponed after questions raisedRonny Jackson has served as Trump's White House physician.Russia likely targeted all 50 states in 2016, but has yet to try again: DHSThe chief cyber official at DHS, Jeanette Manfra, testified Tuesday to Congress.Stoneman Douglas shooting suspect found to be indigent, officials sayFlorida Judge Elizabeth Scherer has found Nikolas Cruz to be indigent and the 19-year-old will keep his public defender.Former Cambridge Analytica staffer set to meet with Democrats on Capitol HillChristopher Wylie left the firm in 2014.
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In its first week, James Comey's book outsells 'Fire and Fury' and Hillary Clinton's 'What Happened'
Judging by its first week of sales, James Comey's book is on track to become the biggest political hit of 2018.
"A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership" sold more than 600,000 copies in its first week, during which the former FBI director made media appearances and crossed the nation on...Stocks tumble; 10-year Treasury bond yield touches 3% milestone
Major U.S. stock indexes surrendered an early gain and fell sharply Tuesday as investors sold technology, industrial and retail stocks. Bond yields continued to rise, and the yield on the 10-year Treasury note reached 3% for the first time in more than four years. Alphabet, Google's parent company,...Defense calls Cosby accuser 'pathological liar' as trial draws to a close
Bill Cosby's lawyers urged a jury Tuesday to acquit the 80-year-old comedian of sexual assault charges they said were based on "flimsy, silly, ridiculous evidence," arguing he was falsely accused by a "pathological liar" scheming for a big payday.
The first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era...When is the 2018 NFL draft?
The 2018 NFL draft is coming up, and fans have numerous viewing options for the event.
The first round is Thursday, April 26, starting at 5 p.m. PT. ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, NFL Network and Fox will broadcast the event on TV, and the ESPN, NFL and Fox Sports digital properties will stream it....Pete Rose makes more than $1 million a year but still owes money to casinos and IRS, his estranged wife says
Pete Rose makes at least $1.2 million a year, primarily from autographs and appearance fees, but is in debt to casinos and the IRS and repeatedly fails to make his support payments on time, his estranged wife claimed in court documents.
Carol Rose’s allegations appeared in a filing made in Los...
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World's biggest wind turbine will be tested on the British coastGeneral Electric has signed a five-year agreement with the government to test the turbine, called Haliade-X 12, in Blyth, Northumberland.Fears of massive rise in sex-selective abortions in China and IndiaExperts fear the test could cause a gender 'genocide' of abortions in India and China where parents prefer to have male children and will often abort female infants.Woman whose mother died after being left in a chair spared jailLinda Farr, 68, pleaded guilty to the gross negligent manslaughter of her 86-year-old mother Doreen, who was found with a catalogue of injuries at home in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent (pictured).Who is ‘socially awkward’ Toronto van attack suspect Alek Minassian?Alek Minassian, 25, named by police as the Toronto attack suspect, appeared to praise US mass killer Elliot Rodger in a Facebook post shortly before a rented van rammed into pedestrians.Pictures show what happens when employees that can’t be botheredThe collection of snaps posted by internet users from around the world show the creative solutions devised by employees to save time and money.Doctors consider whether to allow Alfie Evans to go homeMr Justice Hayden will sit in Manchester at around 3.30pm after it was revealed the two-year-old has been breathing unaided since his life support was withdrawn at 9pm last night.Kate getting 'dolled up' for media puts pressure on new mothersFormer Blue Peter presenter Katy Hill, 47, shared a snap of her own post-partum appearance as she decried the pressure new mothers put on themselves, including Kate.University worker 'stabbed boss to death' after Facebook messageBrighton University worker David Browning, 52, launched furious attack on Jill Howell stabbing her 15 times and then scrawling 'bully' across her forehead in marker pen, a court has heard.