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Merrick Garland To Remain A Judge; Won't Be FBI Director

A source familiar with Cornyn's thinking said the senator felt "obligated" to consider the job because a friend, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asked him to, and Trump called and asked him to think about it. The comment came Tuesday after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he recommended that President Donald Trump nominate the federal appeals court judge for the post.



Trump accused of asking FBI to stop Flynn probe

Congressional Democrats were already concerned that Trump was trying to stifle a probe into possible coordination between his campaign and Russia's election meddling by firing Comey last week. With the White House in chaos and congressional Republicans struggling to respond, communication appeared to have broken down between the two ends of Pennsylvania Ave.


Trump speaks at memorial service for fallen officers

Trump speaks at memorial service for fallen officers

Capitol. Thanking them, Trump, who noted in his remarks that he was in NY when the September 11, 2001, attacks took place, said: "I will make it the personal priority of my administration to ensure that our police are finally treated fairly, with honour and the respect that they deserve".


Captain of crashed jet described as experienced

Captain of crashed jet described as experienced

The deceased were crew members and the only ones aboard, said Sergeant Scott Jordan of the Carlstadt , New Jersey, police. There were no injuries on the ground, police said. According to police, no passengers were aboard the plane when it went down Monday afternoon. Jim Silliman, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, said Tuesday it appeared from air traffic control audio tapes that the plane's approach was going smoothly right before the crash.



McCain: Latest Trump revelations are of 'Watergate size and scale'

The president had been engaging in "routine sharing" with foreign leaders, he said, arguing that some of the information was publicly available. The White House denied the account of the conversation . officials. However, officials anxious he had given the Russians enough details to be able to identify the source themselves. The associate was not authorized to discuss the memo by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.


Texas testing Trump administration over abortion providers

Texas testing Trump administration over abortion providers

If he does agree to restore Medicaid funds for Texas' family-planning program, other states led by anti-abortion elected officials will surely follow suit and cut Medicaid patients off from the care they've been receiving from Planned Parenthood's health centers.