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Democrats Demand Answers

Congressional Democrats demanded to hear directly from top White House adviser Jared Kushner over allegations of proposed secret back-channel communications with Russia, saying his security clearance need to be revoked

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Trump Considers White House Overhaul

President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving Russia

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Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Could Get Crazy

If you're getting out of town for the holiday weekend, you aren't alone — estimates say this is going to be the busiest Memorial Day travel weekend in over a decade. AAA projects 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more

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German Chancellor Urges European Unity

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged European Union nations to stick together in the face of emerging policy divisions with the U.S., Britain's decision to leave the bloc and other challenges

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Pirates of the Caribbean Captures Top Box Office Spot

Studio estimates say the fifth installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise commandeered $62.2 million in its first three days in theaters. The movie is projected to take in $76.6 million over the four-day holiday weekend.

President Donald Trump speaks to his son- in-law White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, left, in the Oval Office in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017.

President Trump Slams 'Fake News' in New Tweets

Just hours after President Trump touched down in the United States from a nine-day trip abroad, he returned to Twitter to decry the news media and push back against reports about his administration

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Philippine Government Forces Make Gains in Marawi Siege

Philippine forces now control most of Marawi, the southern city where ISIS-linked militants launched a bloody siege nearly a week ago, authorities said. The crisis has raised fears that extremism is growing as smaller militant groups unify and align themselves with ISIS

Disruption Continues To British Airways Flights After IT Meltdown

British Airways Says Flights Are Now Running After IT Glitch

British Airways said many of its IT systems were back up and running, but some travelers may face cancellations and delays for a third day after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights. The glitch threw the plans of thousands of travelers into disarray

Winner's Photocall - The 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Winners of Cannes Film Festival Revealed

The Cannes Film Festival awarded its coveted Palme d'Or award to Ruben Ostlund's Swedish comedy "The Square" on Sunday, while Sofia Coppola became only the second woman to win the best director award