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The bipartisan leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee have also stated that no surveillance of Trump Tower occurred during or after the 2016 election. "I think the president has been very clear when he talked about this", Spicer told reporters. The Senate Intelligence Committee announced Friday it would hold a hearing on Russia's meddling into the USA election on March 30.
  • Syrian Militants Begin Evacuation from Homs Neighborhood

    Syrian Militants Begin Evacuation from Homs Neighborhood

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    The opposition Homs Media Centre says up to 15,000 people could leave in the coming weeks, Reuters news agency reports. By midday around 100 fighters and their families had left the city, once known as the epicenter of the 2011 uprising against President Bashar Assad.
  • Turkey's Erdogan Lashes Out at European Union for Crusade Against Islam

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    Allies of the Turkish President are targeting more than a million Turkish voters living in Europe who will be eligible to cast a ballot in the vote on 16 April. But after that you'd expect us to do this [re-admit migrants]. The two reiterated that Erdogan's insulting comments about Germany and other European countries - including "Nazi" comparisons - were unacceptable.
  • Tillerson Submits to the Gutting of the State Department

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    In a letter to the staff of the department, Tillerson said that the move indicates a change of priorities for the agency, reflecting a " restatement " of USA needs. "We expect that the diplomatic press corps will be afforded access to Secretary Tillerson equal to that given to the reporter on the plane". It also said the decision to travel without reporters was meant to cut costs.
  • Former Trump aide Flynn paid over $55000 by Russian entities

    Former Trump aide Flynn paid over $55000 by Russian entities

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    Trump had named Flynn as his national security adviser before the president was sworn into office. Now, the New York Times has detailed Flynn's payments for these speeches , which he made to RT (essentially the Russian government's propaganda channel), a cybersecurity firm holding ties to Russian intelligence, and Volga-Dnepr Airlines, which provides charter airline service in Russia.
  • Cal coach Cuonzo Martin has resigned, will pursue other opportunities

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    California was upset at home by Cal State Bakersfield 73-66 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday. Martin's Cal teams had a 62-39 overall record in three seasons. Martin informed Cal of his decision to leave on Wednesday. No potential recruit is bigger than Michael Porter Jr., a Columbia native who many consider to be the future number one pick in the 2018 National Basketball Association draft.
  • Trump Proposes More Money for Nukes, Border Security

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    A DHS spokesman told TheDC, "because these agencies need time to significantly ramp up their recruiting pipeline and absorb this surge in new employees, the Budget makes a down payment on this commitment, proposing funding for the first 10 percent of these new hires: 500 Border Patrol Agents and 1,000 new ICE officers and agents in addition to support personnel".
  • Trump ruling on EPA fuel economy mandate gets 2018 final decision

    Trump ruling on EPA fuel economy mandate gets 2018 final decision

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    In a statement , the president of the Auto Alliance wrote , "The Trump Administration has created an opportunity for decision-makers to reach a thoughtful and coordinated outcome predicated on the best and most current data". Trump made his remarks at the facility standing in front of a banner with his administration's "Buy American, hire American" mantra, one he has touted in several economic speeches.
  • Racing 92 and Stade Francais to merge to form Paris super club

    Racing 92 and Stade Francais to merge to form Paris super club

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    A planned merger between Parisian powerhouses Stade Francais and Racing 92 has sent shockwaves through French rugby, with the head of the national players' union calling it "disgusting" and promising to help fight it. The clubs will "pool resources" though fine details, such as a stadium plan and coaching team have yet to be finalised in what is bound to be a turbulent off-season.
  • Far-Right Dutch Politician Surging Ahead of National Election

    Far-Right Dutch Politician Surging Ahead of National Election

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    Some of Wilder's supporters told RT ahead of the election that the Party for Freedom is shaping the new political agenda for the Netherlands. Wilders had pledged to close the borders to Muslim immigrants, shut mosques, ban sales of the Koran and leave the European Union, if he was elected the largest party in the parliament.
  • Trump's new travel ban takes effect Thursday--unless blocked again

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    President Donald Trump's first executive order temporarily restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries and banning refugees was suspended in federal court. Washington concedes that the new order no longer covers green card holders. Government attorneys counter that the new order has been stripped of any mention of religion, and urge the judge to focus instead on the national security threat the US faces from terrorists living in the targeted countries.
  • Pres. Trump on White House Intruder: 'It Was a Troubled Person'

    Pres. Trump on White House Intruder: 'It Was a Troubled Person'

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    The incident took place just before midnight while the President was in residence, CNN reports. Tran confessed to jumping the fence of the White House. Officers searched the north and south grounds of the White House complex and found nothing. When asked how he managed to get here, Tran replied: 'I jumped the fence, ' authorities said.
  • BJP and Allies Set to Form Government in Manipur

    BJP and Allies Set to Form Government in Manipur

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    He also mentioned the case of the Arvind Kejriwal government in 2013, when the AAP leader got the opportunity to form the government with the help of Congress support despite BJP emerging as largest party but short of majority. The allocation of portfolios would be done after the floor test on Thursday, Parrikar said. The court said it was not possible to stop the oath-taking ceremony as the Congress has so far done nothing to prove that Mr.