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April 06, 2017 - 8:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians, U.S. officials said. It was the first direct American assault on the Syrian government and Donald Trump's most...
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Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., speaks to members of the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 06, 2017 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the congressional inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election (all times local): 4 p.m. The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says he thinks his counterpart in the House made a good decision in recusing himself from the investigation into Russian...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017 file photo, Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis speaks at a news conference at the department's headquarters in Baltimore, in response to the Department of Justice's request for a 90-day delay of a hearing on its proposed overhaul of the police department. Hundreds of Baltimore residents are expected to show up to offer commentary, critiques and recommendations regarding a proposed agreement to overhaul the city's troubled police force. A judge on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, denied a request to delay the hearing, calling the Trump administration's request a "burden and inconvenience." (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 06, 2017 - 1:58 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Trump Justice Department expressed "grave concerns" Thursday about an agreement the Obama administration reached with the city of Baltimore to overhaul its police department in the wake of the racially explosive Freddie Gray case. A government attorney weighed in on the...
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April 06, 2017 - 11:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has voted to ``go nuclear'' and eliminate the filibuster for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and future court picks. The move could change the Senate and court for generations. It came Thursday on a procedural motion. The change is dubbed "the nuclear...
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April 06, 2017 - 11:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) _ Facebook is launching a resource to help you spot false news and misinformation that spreads on its service. The feature is similar to previous efforts around privacy and security and is basically a notification that will pop up on top of your news feed for a few days. Clicking on...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2017 file photo, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. is pursued by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nunes says he’s temporarily stepping aside from Russia probe amid ethics accusations. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 06, 2017 - 9:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the congressional inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election (all times local): 10:20 a.m. The House Ethics Committee is investigating allegations that intelligence committee Chairman Devin Nunes (NOO'-nehs) may have made unauthorized disclosures of...
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USA TODAY
April 06, 2017 - 8:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The chairman of the House intelligence committee says he will temporarily step aside from the panel's probe into Russian meddling in the election. In a statement on Thursday, Republican congressman Devin Nunes (NOO'-nehs) of California says that several left-wing activist groups...
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April 06, 2017 - 7:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans oppose funding President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The president gets higher marks for efforts to boost defense spending and beef up the...
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Lightning runs through cloud over Blount Cultural Park in Montgomery, Ala., Wednesday, April 5, 2017, as a thunderstorm moves through southern Montgomery County. A powerful tornado toppled trees and downed power lines in rural Georgia and similar scenes played out in spots around Alabama and South Carolina amid drenching rain, high winds and scattered hail - some as big as baseballs. (Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
April 06, 2017 - 4:38 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Another line of severe storms rolled through the Carolinas early Thursday, a day after severe weather that produced snow, hail and heavy rains in some places. A severe thunderstorm watch remained in effect for many counties in central South Carolina, and high wind warnings...
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Nikki Haley, United States' Ambassador United Nations, shows pictures of Syrian victims of chemical attacks as she addresses a meeting of the Security Council on Syria at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 05, 2017 - 9:22 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley warned Wednesday that the Trump administration will take action against chemical attacks in Syria that bear "all the hallmarks" of President Bashar Assad's government if the U.N. Security Council fails to act. Haley urged the council at an emergency...
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