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President Trump Holds Listening Session With County Sheriffs
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All Eyes on Kushner

Russia's ambassador to the U.S. has told his superiors that he and Jared Kushner discussed setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin in December, according to a new report

Eighth Annual Women In The World Summit

Clinton Throws Shade at Trump at Wellesley Speech

Hillary Clinton sharply criticized President Trump during her graduation speech at Wellesley College Friday, delivering a stinging rebuke to his policies and governing style without ever mentioning his name


28 Killed as Gunmen Attack Bus in Egypt

Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya


Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Could Get Crazy

If you're getting out of town for the holiday weekend, you aren't alone. Far from it: estimates say this is going to be the busiest Memorial Day travel weekend in more than a decade

Judge Throws Out Life Sentences for D.C. Sniper

A federal judge dismissed the four life sentences given to Lee Boyd Malvo for his role in the 2002 Virginia sniper shootings due to his young age at the time of the crime. Malvo was only 17 when he committed 10 murders, officials said

Key Speakers At The 2016 SALT Conference

Boehner Calls President Trump's Term 'Disaster'

Former House Speaker John Boehner said at an energy conference that aside from international affairs and foreign policy, President Donald Trump's time in office has so far been a "complete disaster"

Floral Tributes Are Left For The Victims Of The Manchester Arena Terrorist Attack

Grande to Hold Manchester Benefit Concert

Days after a suicide bombing killed 22 people at her concert in Manchester, Ariana Grande posted a tribute to the victims and said she would hold a benefit concert in the British city. The victims "will be on my mind and in my heart everyday," Grande said

The Prime Minister Responds To Manchester Terrorist Attack

Hate Crimes Spike in Manchester After Bombing

The police chief in Manchester says there has been an increase in reported hate crimes since the suicide bombing at a pop concert in the city. Greater Manchester Police Chief urged people to report any incidents


Pentagon Will Attempt to Shoot Down Test Missile

Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said


91 Dead and 110 Missing in Sri Lanka Flooding

Sri Lanka's government says 91 people have been killed and 110 others are missing in floods and torrents of mud unleashed by heavy rains. Authorities appealed for international help for rescue and relief operations


Be Afraid Because Snakes Hunt in Packs

It's the worst nightmare of anyone who suffers from ophidiophobia. According to a new study, snakes are not the solitary hunters and eaters we perceive them to be. In fact, some of the slithery reptiles coordinate their missions to increase their success rate