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Trump asked 2 US intel chiefs to deny Russia collusion

Coats' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee came one day after the Washington Post reported that Trump had appealed to Coats and National Security Agency (NSA) director Michael Rogers independently asking them to "publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election".



Bill could turn back page, return power to Texas board of ed

The proposal would require that all materials on the Board of Education's instructional list be "suitable for the subject and grade level" for which it was submitted. House members, meanwhile, voted for Senate Bill 1929, which keeps a state task force in operation that reviews pregnancy-related deaths, and expands its purview to consider disparities in mortality and morbidity rates.



Trump Meets With Palestinian Leader Abbas in Bethlehem

But while Trump said earlier this month that he believed brokering peace is "maybe not as hard as people have thought", he measured his comments on Tuesday. He said Trump's White House meeting with Abbas earlier this month had briefly raised Palestinian expectations but wondered how long that initial optimism would last.



Iran's Rouhani Criticizes Trump, Recent Saudi Summit

The collaboration and coordination between the two countries will continue, Rouhani said , adding the Iran-Azerbaijan relations are strategic. Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani took barbed swipes at the US and its ally Saudi Arabia on Monday, hitting back at both a day after President Donald Trump used his first foreign trip to the kingdom to call for further isolation of Iran.



Trump urges Muslim fightback on terror

Trump, without naming Pakistan , said , "Every nation has an absolute duty to ensure that terrorists find no quarter on their soil". It was his first major speech outside America, his first foreign tour (as president) and probably the first time he has addressed dozens of Muslim leaders (again as president).