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Texas trooper killed during traffic stop; suspect in custody
A Texas trooper was shot and killed during a traffic stop in East Texas on Thanksgiving.
Nov 24, 2017 4:46AM - ABC News
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US Navy calls off search for 3 missing sailors 2 days after crash
Eight service members were initially rescued shortly after the plane crashed.
Nov 24, 2017 3:57AM - ABC News
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Flynn legal team no longer discussing special counsel Russia probe with Trump lawyers
A member of President Trump's legal team confirmed the news to ABC.
Nov 24, 2017 2:46AM - ABC News
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ANALYSIS: Health care should be a right, but the US doesn't have a system
The US is the only developed country without universal health insurance.
Nov 23, 2017 7:47PM - ABC News
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Congressional Russia probes likely to head into 2018
Some Republicans would like to wrap up investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election; no quick end in sight
Nov 23, 2017 5:01PM - ABC News
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President Trump assures troops they're 'fighting for something real
President Donald Trump made a Thanksgiving call to American troops, touting his accomplishments.
Nov 23, 2017 4:26PM - ABC News
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Trump tweets 'MAGA' in response to story that is critical of him
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" the president tweeted at 6:31 a.m.
Nov 23, 2017 3:26PM - ABC News
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Michael Flynn breaks ties with Trump lawyers over Russia investigation reports
Move suggests former national security adviser could be seeking a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller over election interferenceA lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn has told President Donald Trumps legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about the special counsel Robert Muellers investigation into Russian election interference.The decision could be a sign that Flynn is moving to cooperate with Muellers investigation or to negotiate a deal for himself. Continue reading.
Nov 24, 2017 1:22AM - Guardian-USNews
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Donald Trump tells coast guard the 'invisible' F-35 wins every time video
In a Thanksgiving speech to the US coast guard, President Donald Trump hails the F-35 fighter jet, calling it an invisible plane that they enemy cannot see. Continue reading..
Nov 24, 2017 1:09AM - Guardian-USNews
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Republican lawmaker on Roy Moore abuse allegations: 'I'd break his face
Representative Scott Taylor of Virginia says if his daughter had been among Senate candidates alleged victims, Id break his fingers and worseA Republican congressman has said he would have beaten up Roy Moore, the GOP nominee for a US Senate seat in Alabama, if any of the women who have made sexual misconduct allegations against the judge had been his daughter. Related: Trump hails 'invisible' plane in remarks to coast guard: 'The enemy cannot see it' Continue reading..
Nov 23, 2017 8:36PM - Guardian-USNews
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Trump hails 'invisible' plane in remarks to coast guard: 'The enemy cannot see it
Discussing the air force when speaking to a different service, president again praises F-35, which is not invisible and has faced a costly development processDonald Trump returned to a favourite subject on Thursday, telling a US coast guard audience the air force was ordering a new plane that was almost like an invisible fighter.The plane in question, the F-35, is not invisible, though it is unusually small and designed to be less visible to radar than conventional aircraft. Its development, however, has proved all too visibly costly and riddled with problems.
Nov 23, 2017 6:54PM - Guardian-USNews
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Sessions orders review of gun background check system after Texas church shooting
US attorney general gives FBI and ATF 60 days to investigate whether military and other agencies are failing to provide information to databaseThree weeks after a gunman used an assault rifle purchased despite a court-martial conviction to kill 25 people in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has ordered a review of the US federal background check system for gun purchases.In a memo released on Wednesday, Sessions gave the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) 60 days to investigate and report on whether the US military and other agencies are failing to report information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (Nics). Continue reading.
Nov 23, 2017 4:10PM - Guardian-USNews
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Texas Republican Joe Barton in scandal over sexually explicit photos
Report says representative threatened woman over release of picturesNude shot of Barton, 68, circulated on social media this weekThe Texas Republican representative Joe Barton told a woman he would complain to US Capitol police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly, according to a newspaper report. Related: Two women allege Al Franken touched their buttocks at campaign events Continue reading..
Nov 23, 2017 4:09PM - Guardian-USNews
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Two women allege Al Franken touched their buttocks at campaign events
Democrat on new claims: Its difficult to respond to anonymous accusersMinnesota senator not seen in public since first accusations against himTwo more women have alleged inappropriate behavior by the Minnesota Democrat Al Franken, saying he touched their buttocks during campaign events in his first run for the US Senate. Related: Texas Republican Joe Barton in scandal over sexually explicit photos Continue reading..
Nov 23, 2017 2:01PM - Guardian-USNews
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Donald Trump appears to back Roy Moore: 'Look, he denies it. He denies it
Trump speaks on sexual misconduct allegations and offers tacit endorsementPresident calls Moores Senate opponent Doug Jones terrible on crimeDonald Trump finally weighed in on the sexual misconduct allegations that have engulfed the Senate candidate Roy Moore. The presidents comments seemed to amount to an endorsement. Related: Late-night hosts: 'There is now a lower bar to entry for the Senate than a mall in Alabama' Continue reading.
Nov 21, 2017 9:40PM - Guardian-USPolitics
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Keystone XL pipeline decision: what's at stake and what comes next?
Nebraska regulators will decide Monday on the last major regulatory hurdle facing the project. Heres what you need to knowNebraska regulators are expected to decide on Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Its the last major regulatory hurdle facing project operator TransCanada Corp.
Nov 20, 2017 11:00AM - Guardian-USPolitics
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The Resistance Now: activists plan to protest the Republican tax bill
Indivisible, which has thousands of groups across America, is planning a national day of action on the Senates first day back in session after recessThe Resistance Now on FacebookSign up for our weekly newsletter about the ResistanceActivists around the country from the progressive group Invisible are planning a national day of action later this month as a last-ditch effort to defeat a tax bill being considered in the Senate. Continue reading..
Nov 18, 2017 2:00PM - Guardian-USPolitics
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Who wins and loses in Trump's tax plan?
Congress has yet to settle on a final draft of a tax-cut bill but if youre rich, a corporation or your name is Donald Trump you could be in luckOver the Thanksgiving break Congress will have time to start digesting Donald Trumps plans to implement the largest tax overhaul in a generation. It already has Trumps critics and several leading Republicans reaching for the Tums.According to the president, the tax plans had some simple aims: to spur business investment by cutting corporate taxes, give middle-class America a tax break and simplify a byzantine tax system.
Nov 18, 2017 12:40PM - Guardian-USPolitics
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Lions next in line of fire as US rolls back curbs on African hunting trophies
The Trump administrations lifting of restrictions on importing elephant body parts from Zimbabwe and Zambia is not the last gift to hunting interestsHunting interests have scored a major victory with the Trump administrations decision to allow Americans to bring home body parts of elephants shot for sport in Africa. Another totemic species now looks set to follow suit lions.As the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) was announcing it was lifting a ban on the import of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia, it also quietly published new guidelines that showed lions shot in the two African countries will also be eligible to adorn American homes.
Nov 16, 2017 7:19PM - Guardian-USPolitics
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Silence is betrayal': the jazz musicians putting the political into their playing
From Martin Luther King to Hendrix, and New Orleans to Bengal, jazz musicians are examining history, power, politics and even identity in radical and vital musicMartin Luther Kings baritone voice booms over the PA. A time comes when silence is betrayal, he hollers, in an extract from a 1967 speech. His words silence is betrayal are looped and repeated until they become a political mantra.
Nov 16, 2017 5:27PM - Guardian-USPolitics
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Senate's new background-check gun bill simply enforces current law
Legislation adds accountability measures for entering proper records into the background-check system which was already a requirement passed in 2008Ten years ago, after a mass shooting that could have been prevented, Congress passed a bipartisan law to fix Americas gun background check system. A decade later, a bipartisan group of senators is introducing new legislation to try to fix it again.The gun legislation the senators announced on Thursday morning would not require a background check on every single gun sale, despite new polling data showing that 95% of Americans a record high support these universal background checks.
Nov 16, 2017 4:18PM - Guardian-USPolitics