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The calls were orchestrated after unsuccessful attempts by the White House to get senior FBI officials to speak with news organizations and dispute the accuracy of reports of alleged contacts between members of Trump’s campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives.
The far-right media outlet’s financial backing from the Mercers further cements the family’s status as some of the most influential financiers of the Trump era.
The next leader, who will be elected Saturday, will take over a party susceptible to new divisions and financially drained — but also cheered by protests galvanized on a near-daily basis by an unpopular Republican president.
An empty podium is seen as White House press secretary Sean Spicer holds an off-camera briefing with a small group of select reporters elsewhere at the White House. (Getty Images)
An empty podium is seen as White House press secretary Sean Spicer holds an off-camera briefing with a small group of select reporters elsewhere at the White House. (Getty Images)
Press secretary Sean Spicer banned reporters from CNN, the New York Times, Politico, the Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed from attending a “gaggle,” a non-televised briefing, but gave access to a number of other reporters, including those representing conservative outlets.
Kim was rejected by his father, orphaned by his mother and stuck in a shadowy exile. His assassination is a blow for the United States and South Korea, which have a potential source of intelligence on the world’s most secretive regime.
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Any growth of the program would be hailed by advocates, but some city leaders see this as congressional overreach into local affairs.
Both officers were wearing body cameras and police said they were reviewing the recordings. It is up to Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, in consultations with the police and prosecutors, whether to make the video public.
Across the state, progressive activists have been frustrated by the refusal of some Republican representatives to hold town hall meetings. The Democratic gubernatorial candidate is offering to give them an audience instead.
“We’re seeing just how bad the problem is,” said a Prince George’s County firefighter. The above-average cancer rates among firefighters have spurred new benefits and safety programs — and new costs.
The number of days that saw 70 degrees or higher may reach as many as seven this month, which is generally unheard of at this time of year.
The County Board will weigh whether to ban “wild and exotic” animals, which are already forbidden in most of the region.
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Victories in Saturday’s semifinal and Sunday’s final would give the Gallaudet Bison their first-ever berth in the NCAA Division III tournament. “I think it’s certainly big for our community,” the team’s coach said.
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Despite missing four regulars from their lineup, Washington responded to the challenge of playing a speedy Edmonton team, providing management some assurance before the upcoming trade deadline.
The brief report — which an official said is the subject of some dispute at the agency — says citizenship is an “unreliable” threat indicator, and people from the seven banned countries have rarely been implicated in U.S.-based terrorism.
Police charged Adam W. Purinton with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder in connection with the shooting of two Indian engineers and a third man who stepped in to help.
The newsweekly Der Spiegel claims to have seen documents that show that at least 50 phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses from journalists around the world have been monitored by Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service since 1999.
States that never signed onto expansion would be offered a special compensation, probably extra aid for hospitals with a large share of poor and uninsured patients.
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