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President-Elect Donald Trump Holds Meetings At Trump Tower
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Flynn Pleads the 5th

President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and declined to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Russia's meddling in the election

Reported Explosion at Manchester Arena, UK - 22 May 2017

Multiple Deaths in Explosion at Ariana Grande Concert

Multiple people were were killed in an a reported explosion at Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester, England on Monday night, police said. Videos posted on social media depicted a chaotic scene as concert-goers fled the arena, screaming

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Sessions Moves to Deny Money to Sanctuary Cities

The Justice Department is looking for ways to deny coveted federal grant money to sanctuary cities. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a department memorandum that the department may "tailor grants to promote a lawful system of immigration."

"Suicide Squad" - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

Snyder Steps Down From Justice League

Zack Snyder is stepping back from directing Justice League to focus on his family, months after his daughter's suicide. Joss Whedon, who directed both of Marvel's Avengers movies, will step in to help the movie through the post-production process

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Trump: I 'Never Mentioned' Israel to the Russians

President Trump sought to rebut claims that he inadvertently compromised Israeli intelligence during his controversial meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in which he may have relayed classified information about U.S. intelligence cooperation

Bill Cosby Arrives For Jury Selection In Pittsburgh

First Jurors Selected in Cosby Trial

The panel that will decide Bill Cosby's fate in his sex assault trial began to take shape with the selection of three jurors, two white men and one white woman. The search for 12 jurors and six alternates was expected to take several days

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Iran's Conservatives Use Trump Speech to Attack Rouhani

Little more than a day after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani managed to secure a second term in a landslide victory, his whole foreign policy has been thrown into disarray by President Donald Trump’s speech on Islam in Saudi Arabia

International Auto Show 2017 - NYC

Ford CEO Mark Fields Is Out

Ford Motor Company has replaced Mark Fields, its CEO since the summer of 2014, with Jim Hackett, who has been in charge of the automaker's Smart Mobility venture, the company announced. Here's what you need to know

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North Korea: Ballistic Missiles Ready for Deployment

North Korea said on Monday it had successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile to confirm the reliability of the late-stage guidance of the warhead, indicating further advances in the ability to hit U.S. targets

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Trump's Budget Would Cut Food Stamp Programs

President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off food stamps under spending cut proposals that are already getting panned by lawmakers in both parties. Proposals also include cuts to Medicaid, federal employee pensions and welfare benefits