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Trump campaign data chief to talk to House committee in Russia probe

WASHINGTON— The data and digital director for President Donald Trump’s campaign said Friday he will speak with the House Intelligence Committee later this month as part of its Russia probe. Brad Parscale said in a statement that he is “unaware of any Russian involvement” in the data and digital operations of Trump’s campaign. He said he is voluntarily appearing before ...

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Honda recalls 2.1 million Accords worldwide, citing risk of engine fire

Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co is recalling an estimated 2.1 million Accord models worldwide because of defects in the vehicle’s battery system that cause engines to light on fire. The recall affects 1.15 million cars in the U.S. The issue lies in the 12-volt battery sensors — which notify drivers of battery problems — in model years 2013-2016. Many of ...

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Tulsa officer to resign months after acquittal in shooting death of Terence Crutcher

The Tulsa, Oklahoma officer who fatally shot Terence Crutcher last year is resigning from her administrative position at the Tulsa Police Department, a national police union said Friday. A jury acquitted Betty Shelby in May of all charges related to the death of Crutcher, a 40-year-old black motorist. She was allowed to return to the department days later in an ...

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Trouble for revised Senate health bill; Trump wants action

WASHINGTON — Republican leaders have revised their health care bill in an increasingly desperate effort to deliver on seven years of promises to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s overhaul. They immediately lost two pivotal votes, leaving none to spare as the party’s own divisions put its central campaign pledge in serious jeopardy. RELATED LINKS Here’s what’s in the ...

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PHOTOS: Tanks, jets and U.S. troops at this year’s Bastille Day parade

With President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump in attendance, France’s Bastille Day parade through Paris on Friday had an American flavor, including U.S. soldiers bedecked in World War I uniforms and the display of Old Glory. The post PHOTOS: Tanks, jets and U.S. troops at this year’s Bastille Day parade appeared first on PBS NewsHour . 0SHARESShare Tweet ...

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Russian-American lobbyist says he was in Trump son’s meeting

WASHINGTON — A Russian-American lobbyist says he attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump’s son, marking another shift in the account of a discussion that was billed as part of a Russian government effort to help the Republican’s White House campaign. RELATED LINKS Read Donald Trump Jr.’s just released email chain on Russia meeting Inside Russia’s propaganda machine ...

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Transgender health care targeted in crusade to undo ACA

Solorah Singleton has been waiting years for breast augmentation. She doesn’t want to jinx it now, but the Philadelphia resident thinks it’s finally within reach. Singleton, 36, was born male but identifies as female. For seven years, she has had regular hormone therapy, never seeing surgery as an option. She previously didn’t have health insurance and didn’t think she could ...

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Trump names lawyer to head beleaguered energy agency

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has nominated energy lawyer Kevin McIntyre to chair the vacancy-plagued commission that oversees the nation’s power grid and natural gas pipelines. RELATED LINKS Trump’s rollback of Obama-era rules hits setback in court Column: What does ‘clean coal’ mean and can it save the planet? Barrasso: Trump climate rollback helps U.S. as an energy superpower Only ...

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Judge in Hawaii hands Trump latest defeat on travel ban

HONOLULU — In another setback for President Donald Trump, a federal judge in Hawaii has further weakened his already diluted travel ban by vastly expanding the list of family relationships with U.S. citizens that visa applicants can use to get into the U.S. RELATED LINKS Travel sanctions loom for nations that don’t meet new U.S. security criteria Who’s in and ...

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Cunning ravens can plan ahead, study shows

The ability to consciously plan for the future — from organizing a dinner party to saving for retirement — has long been thought to be uniquely human. (Whether or not we actually succeed at it is another story). Now, new research from Sweden has found ravens can also think ahead. It’s the first study to find an animal other than ...

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