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Dem wants to know if Trump pressed intel chiefs

Comey refused. When Comey testified March 20 that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was looking into potential cooperation between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, the President and White House aides asked the heads of the NSA and DNI to pressure Comey to back off, according to the Washington Post .



Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican

Pope Francis has met with Donald Trump at the Vatican this morning for just under half an hour. Trump entered a small elevator taking him to the third floor of the Apostolic Palace and, after a long ceremonial walk past frescoed corridors, shook the Pope 's hand at the entrance to the private study.



Manchester attack: Who was the suspect Salman Abedi?

That attack was also claimed by IS, as was one in March by a knifeman at the gates of the British parliament - although police downplayed that claim. Britain views the United States as its most important defence and security ally, and the two countries also share intelligence as part of the so called "Five Eyes" network which also includes Australia, Canada and New Zealand.



Pope Francis Trump meets Holy Father at the Vatican

Although President Trump and Pope Francis are known to have serious differences on issues such as immigration, economic policy and climate change, the pope told reporters 11 days before the meeting that he would look first for common ground with the US leader.



Texas House approves anti-trans bathroom bill aimed at school kids

The Senate added the plan to House Bill 21 despite fervent opposition from House members who say the bill takes money away from public schools and constitutes a poison pill on legislation that would otherwise pour more than $1.5 billion into public education.


Trump's proposals will balance the budget. Except they won't

Trump's proposals will balance the budget. Except they won't

A local healthcare leader is responding after President Donald Trump proposed cutting billions of dollars in food and medical help as part of his first budget. Many Democrats have also opposed the steep cuts to non-defense discretionary spending in the budget. Trump's budget does not explicitly call for removing the Interstate tolling ban, but rather would allow states "to assess their transportation needs and weight the relative merits of tolling assets".