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Reported Explosion at Manchester Arena, UK - 22 May 2017
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'Terrorist Attack' in Manchester

At least 19 people have been killed and another 59 injured in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Police say they are treating the blast as a terrorist attack. Prime Minister Theresa May said "All our thoughts are with the victims."

OMB Director Mick Mulvaney And White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Brief The Media At The White House

Trump Proposes Long-Shot Budget with Deep Spending Cuts

Presidential budgets are always aspirational political documents and almost never passed into law as written, but the one set to be introduced by Donald Trump Tuesday stretches credulity given the current makeup in Congress

President-Elect Donald Trump Holds Meetings At Trump Tower

Michael Flynn Pleads the Fifth to Senate Committee

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

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Receives Award From The Sergeants Benevolent Association of New York City

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