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North Carolina denied 99 percent of federal recovery funds for Hurricane Matthew

North Carolina will receive less than 1 percent of the federal funds it requested to cover damages associated with Hurricane Matthew, which hit the East Coast in October. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday the federal government authorized just $6.1 million of the more than $900 million the state had requested. Cooper said the funds were meant for housing ...

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The Republican who revived the health care bill faces angry voters at town hall

WILLINGBORO, N.J. — A Republican who headed the effort to revive the health care overhaul passed by the GOP-led U.S. House faced jeers and insults Wednesday as anger boiled over among voters at a town hall in a heavily Democratic part of his district. Rep. Tom MacArthur faced hundreds of angry voters for nearly five hours , seeking to both ...

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A roller coaster of reactions unfold in Congress the day after Comey was fired

In the hours following President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey , Capitol Hill was a roller coaster of serious and potentially far-reaching reactions from lawmakers about how best to move forward. In the U.S. Senate, there were at least a half-dozen major developments by 11 a.m. Some Republicans were troubled, while others were less so. Some Democrats ...

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What Donald Trump has said about James Comey

0SHARESShare In firing James Comey, President Donald Trump said the FBI director was not able to “effectively lead the Bureau.” Read President Trump’s full letter to Comey on his firing from the FBI But in the past, President Donald Trump has both praised and disparaged Comey. Here’s a look at Trump’s conflicting past statements on Comey:   READ MORE: Everything ...

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WATCH LIVE: McCabe to testify in place of Comey at Senate hearing

0SHARESShare Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe will testify Thursday before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on U.S. security, taking the place of ousted FBI director James Comey. The hearing is expected to begin around 10 a.m. Watch live in the player above. Comey was scheduled to testify at the Thursday panel before his firing Tuesday by President Donald Trump . ...

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Senate blocks move to repeal Obama-era rule on methane emissions

WASHINGTON — In a surprising win for environmentalists and Democrats and a blow to the fossil-fuel industry, the Senate on Wednesday failed in a bid to reverse an Obama-era regulation restricting harmful methane emissions that escape from oil and gas wells on federal land. The vote was 51-49 in the Republican-led Senate with three GOP lawmakers — Maine’s Susan Collins, ...

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Everything we know about Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey

The abrupt removal of James Comey as FBI director Tuesday marked the third time President Donald Trump has fired a high-profile official in his first three-plus months in office, following the ousters of his national security adviser and acting attorney general. Here’s everything we know about Comey’s firing: How it happened Comey, three years into his 10-year term as FBI ...

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Nearly 250 migrants are feared dead after Mediterranean shipwrecks

Nearly 250 migrants may have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea since Friday, according to a preliminary report from the United Nations. RELATED LINKS Aboard a Mediterranean rescue ship, migrants share horror stories from Libya The Spanish lifeguards who save migrants from risky waters If confirmed, the incidents would raise 2017’s death toll for migrant crossings to 1,309 — a number ...

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WATCH: White House addresses Comey firing in news briefing

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders addressed President Donald Trump’s dismissal of former FBI director James Comey in a news briefing Wednesday afternoon. In that briefing, she said Trump had “lost confidence” in Comey and acted on the advice of the deputy attorney general and others when he decided to fire him on Tuesday. Sanders said, “I think it’s been ...

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Cities, states move to calm fear of deportation

Amid vows from the Trump administration to crack down on illegal immigration, some city and state officials are trying to calm immigrants’ fear with legislation to prohibit arrests in courthouses, schools, workplaces and other spots where immigrants gather. The legal rationale for the proposals is not always clear. State and local governments may not have the power to keep immigration ...

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