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Michael Flynn in talks with Congress, wary of prosecution

Michael Flynn in talks with Congress, wary of prosecution

Trump encouraged Flynn to seek immunity from prosecution Friday morning, calling investigations into alleged contacts between the Trump administration and the Russian government a political "witch hunt". During the campaign, both Flynn and Trump repeatedly insisted that innocent people don't take immunity deals. The Wall Street Journal broke the news about Flynn's immunity offer. Read More

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Vehicle comes off road and lands in Tweed River

Vehicle comes off road and lands in Tweed River

A 10-year-old was pulled from the vehicle after it came off Dulguigan Road at Tumbulgum, landing in the Tweed River about 1.40pm today. Tweed Byron Superintendent Wayne Starling said it was hard to imagine the family's pain. After he gave up the underwater search, Mr Grinham took his tinnie out with a depth-sounder to make sure he knew the exact position of the auto. "At first we were going feet first, just pushing down to try and see if we could feel it with our feet". Read More

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Chelsea Clinton is in no hurry to get into politics

Chelsea Clinton is in no hurry to get into politics

In an interview with "CBS This Morning," Clinton made America's collective heart sink when she revealed that she wasn't considering a run at the White House in 2020. She said she has learned about the developments through the media. She is also preparing to release an illustrated children's book in May that celebrates female leaders. Read More

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US Cuts $32 Million Funding to UN Family Planning Agency

US Cuts $32 Million Funding to UN Family Planning Agency

But despite the good UNFPA may do for millions of women, families and children across the globe, Trump and his cohorts just can't get past the fund's pesky stance on abortion. President Donald Trump's government announced late Monday that it was withdrawing its financial support because of UNFPA's "coercive" family planning practices, including providing abortions. Read More

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U.S. probe of ex-Trump aide extends to Cyprus

While Manafort stepped down from the campaign role in August after reports surfaced of his collaboration with ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, a new Associated Press report alleges that he collaborated with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska for years to promote the interests of the Putin government and stifle anti-Russian opposition across numerous post-Soviet countries. Read More

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Senate GOP needs Pence to break tie on family planning funds

Senate GOP needs Pence to break tie on family planning funds

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican Leader, said that the HHS regulation "is an unnecessary restriction on states that know their residents own needs a lot better than the Federal Government". Naturally, Planned Parenthood ridiculed the bill, saying it could encourage states to discriminate against family planning healthcare providers that also offer abortions. Read More

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United Nations secretary-general says Mosul refugees need more help

United Nations secretary-general says Mosul refugees need more help

Belgium takes part in the US-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, which has conducted tens of thousands of air strikes against the fighters in Iraq and Syria. Iraqi forces have been battling to retake Mosul from ISIS, which captured the city two years ago.At least 355,000 Mosul residents have fled the fighting, according to the government.Some 400,000 civilians remain trapped inside the densely populated Old City where street battles have raged for weeks. Read More

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German Chancellor's Center-right Party Wins State Election

German Chancellor's Center-right Party Wins State Election

Voters returned Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) to power with 41 percent of the vote, five points higher than at the last election in 2012. Earlier this month, anti-Islam and anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders failed to win the most votes in an election in the Netherlands that was partly viewed as a bellwether of populist sentiment in Europe. Read More

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OPEC, non-OPEC deal could be further extended: Zanganeh

In total, they agreed to reduce output by 1.8 million barrels per day to 32.5 million for the first six months of the year, but so far the move has had little impact on inventory levels. The impact of this production curb was largely ineffective due to rising USA production during the same time. US crude exports surged 12 per cent in 2016 to 520,000 barrels per day and China became the third-biggest overseas destination for USA crude last year, according to EIA data, up from ninth the ... Read More

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White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material

White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material

Michael Ellis , a lawyer who works on national security issues at the White House Counsel's Office, was also named in the report. White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to deny a blockbuster new report from the New York Times on Thursday that revealed two high-ranking officials from the Trump administration helped the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee access classified information meant to bolster President Donald Trump's infamous " wiretapp " tweets. Read More

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Trump says he expects a health care deal soon

Although winning over Democrats may be tough, the alternative - getting Republicans to vote as a bloc - could be a hard road in light of the healthcare rebellion by Republican lawmakers. Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer, for example, submitted the "No Trump Act of 2017" to prohibit the federal government from paying expenses at any Trump hotels, and Rep. Read More

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3500 pounds of cocaine seized near Puerto Rico; 4 arrested

3500 pounds of cocaine seized near Puerto Rico; 4 arrested

The DEA reported an estimated 67 percent spike in cocaine production in Colombia past year, with the illicit crop making a comeback despite a USA -backed eradication campaign that has cost American taxpayers billions of dollars. Coast Guard helicopter. Cutter Tampa, headquartered in Portsmouth, Va., three cases, 3 tons. They bring this ship to life. Stopping the flow of cocaine from South America, where the cocoa crop is thriving, is important for many reasons, according to Fedor. Read More

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Internet privacy bill vote coming in the House

If Congress uses that vehicle to overturn the rules, the Federal Communications Commission won't be able to replace them with new privacy regulations . Last week, the Senate voted along party lines to approve regulatory changes that would overturn now existing regulations that limit what ISPs are allowed to do with your internet browsing data. Read More

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