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FILE PHOTO: Kushner arrives to join Trump and the rest of the U.S. delegation to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman at the Royal Court in Riyadh
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FBI Looks at Kushner

Jared Kushner is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said. The remarks come amid reports that the FBI was investigating meetings Kushner had in December with Russian officials

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Manchester Bombing Suspect Called Mom Before Attack

A spokesman for an anti-terror force in Libya says the suspect in the Manchester bombing attack telephoned his mother hours before the attack and said, "Forgive me." The attack left 22 dead and dozens injured

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British Police Resume Sharing Intel With U.S. Counterparts

British police say they have resumed sharing intelligence about the Manchester bombing with U.S. counterparts. Britain had halted the exchange of information after details of the Manchester investigation — including forensic crime-scene photos — appeared in U.S. media

This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers). The oval features are cyclones, up to 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) in diameter. Multiple images taken with the JunoCam instrument on three separate orbits were combined to show all areas in daylight, enhanced color, and stereographic projection.

NASA's Juno Mission Shows a 'Whole New Jupiter'

A NASA mission to Jupiter that reached the planet last year has changed the way scientists view the largest planet in the solar system, showing polar cyclones the size of Earth and a giant "lumpy" magnetic field


Trump's Travel Ban Decision Upheld by Appeals Court

A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that blocked the travel ban


Russia Is Reportedly Investigating Chechnya's 'Gay Purge'

Russian officials are reportedly looking into claims that a deadly anti-homosexual purge has been unfolding in Chechnya. Dozens of gay or bisexual men have been extrajudicially detained, beaten and tortured by Chechen authorities, according to reports

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Lieberman Withdraws From FBI Director Consideration

Lieberman has withdrawn his name from consideration for the position of FBI Director, citing a desire to avoid conflicts of interest after President Trump retained a partner at Lieberman's law firm to represent him in ongoing Russia investigations

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former President of the United States of America Barack Obama arrive for a discussion on democracy at Church Congress on May 25, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

Obama in Berlin 'We Can't Hide Behind a Wall'

Former president Barack Obama told a crowd in Berlin on that wealthy nations cannot “hide behind a wall” when it comes to dealing with disruptions around the world, and encouraged the audience to engage in democracy

Who Loses Disability Benefits in President Trump's Budget

The proposed budget includes billions of dollars in reductions to social service programs over the next decade, including one that has received a lot of attention: Social Security Disability Insurance. The long-standing program currently serves nearly 9 million workers

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Sean Hannity Faces Advertiser Fallout

Sean Hannity has lost at least five different advertisers after he has continued to promote a conspiracy theory about Seth Rich, the Democratic National Committee staffer who was murdered in 2016