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Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — Members of key congressional committees pledged Sunday to proceed with aggressive investigations into Russia’s meddling into the U.S. election and any ties with the Trump campaign, saying the American people need a full airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted. RELATED LINKS How the White House’s explanation of Comey firing has changed Reported ...

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Trump lavishes praise on Saudis, but silent on human rights

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — As President Donald Trump opened his keynote address in Saudi Arabia , he lavished praise on the “magnificent” kingdom and “the grandeur of this remarkable place.” RELATED LINKS In Saudi visit, Trump offers contradictions from campaign Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of ‘ultimate deal’ Then he made clear there would be no public ...

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WATCH LIVE: Trump delivers speech at Arab and Muslim leaders’ summit

Watch President Donald Trump’s speech at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Donald Trump will use the nation that is home to Islam’s holiest site as a backdrop to call for Muslim unity in the fight against terrorism Sunday, as he works to build relationships with Arab leaders. RELATED LINKS Trump basks ...

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Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

0SHARESShare HOUSTON — A black Texas congressman said Saturday that he’s been threatened with lynching by callers infuriated over him seeking impeachment of President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Al Green held a town hall meeting and played recordings of several threatening voicemails left at his offices in Houston and Washington, the Houston Chronicle reports . The seven-term Democrat told the ...

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Can poppyseed oil help infertile couples conceive?

0SHARESShare Here’s something you don’t see in the New England Journal of Medicine every day: Flushing fallopian tubes with a poppyseed oil-based solution may help a woman to conceive — and one of the key researchers of the paper thinks he’s likely living proof of the technique’s efficacy. For decades, doctors have noticed that some couples who had previously been ...

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Sanofi rejects U.S. Army request for ‘fair’ pricing for a Zika vaccine

Sanofi Pasteur has rejected a request from the US Army to set an affordable US price for a Zika virus vaccine that the company is developing with American taxpayer funds, prompting an angry response from Senator Bernie Sanders. For months, Sanders has pushed the Army to negotiate a more favorable agreement with Sanofi, which is one of the world’s largest ...

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California Democrats take aim at Trump, GOP Congress

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Democrats had tough words for Republican President Donald Trump and the GOP Congress on Saturday as they continued their three-day convention with renewed optimism about their party’s chances of tipping the balance of power in the U.S. House. The party’s elected leaders presented California as the epicenter of liberal resistance to Trump, urging fired-up activists to ...

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In rural Tennessee, a hospital turns to crowdfunding to stay afloat

In the southeast corner of Tennessee, one rural hospital has fallen into such dire financial straits it suspended inpatient services earlier this month. Now, the new CEO of the Copper Basin Medical Center has launched a GoFundMe campaign to save the hospital. “Please help save our local area hospital!!!” the website urges. “Without the help of our community we will ...

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Tillerson: Curbing Iran a focus of Trump trip

0SHARESShare Watch U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir hold a briefing in the player above. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — U.S Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says a centerpiece of President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia is to curb any threats to the region posed by Iran. Tillerson says a series of military and ...

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Trump nominates Callista Gingrich as envoy to the Vatican

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he will nominate the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as his ambassador to the Vatican. Callista Gingrich has been the president and CEO of Gingrich Productions, a multimedia production and consulting company in Arlington, Virginia, since 2007. She previously worked as a congressional aide in the House of Representatives and is ...

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