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Is 'bathroom bill' proof that business no longer drives the Texas Legislature?

Texas' House voted 91-50 to pass an amendment tacking the stipulations onto a school emergency operation bill. In a statement Monday, he said that he hadn't seen the language on the amendment before the House voted on it, and he had concerns about its ambiguous language. [Full Article...]

House Intelligence Committee Sends Subpoenas to Intel Agencies, cites ex-Obama Officials

In addition, the committee's Republican chairman, Representative Devin Nunes , who had recused himself from the panel's Russian Federation investigation, also approved subpoenas to the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency for information relating to the "unmasking" of the names of Trump campaign advisers inadvertently picked up in top-secret foreign communications intercepts. [Full Article...]

Trump won't invoke executive privilege on Comey testimony

But the New York Times quoted the President in the memo as saying he "hoped" Lt. Gen. Flynn wasn't prosecuted because he was a "good man", to which Comey replied he agreed he was a good man. "In the context of a criminal investigation, executive privilege has to give way", said Saikrishna Prakash, who lectures on constitutional law and the separation of powers at the University of Virginia in Ch... [Full Article...]

Eighty dead after Kabul sewage tanker blast

Both the Taliban and the Daesh group have staged large-scale attacks in the Afghan capital in the past. Gabriel says "our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims". Al Jazeera's Qais Azimy, reporting from Kabul , said that people across the Afghan capital were grieving. Attacks of this kind that deliberately or indiscriminately target civilians are war crimes, and could amount ... [Full Article...]

Terror attacks are not going to scare us away, say Ariana fans

Following the London Bridge attack on Saturday that left seven people dead and 48 others injured, fans were anxious that security concerns would prevent Grande from performing at the One Love Manchester concert. Ariana herself closed the show with a tearful " Somewhere Over the Rainbow ". Grande subsequently made a decision to hold the concert this weekend to honour those lost, and the gig w... [Full Article...]

Trump to decide whether to block Comey testimony - White House adviser

Comey plans to testify that Trump asked him to shut down an investigation of fired national security advisor Flynn. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing a decision that had not been announced. [Full Article...]

Flynn to give Senate panel some documents in Russian Federation investigation

The leaders of the committee's Russian Federation investigation, Rep. Mike Conaway , R-Texas, and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., did not mention the subpoenas to former Obama administration officials in their statement about the probe. Nunes subsequently admitted he had received the information in the White House complex, explaining it was the only safe place to examine the classified material. [Full Article...]

Democrats Accuse Recused Nunes of Launching Own Russia Probe

Democrats Accuse Recused Nunes of Launching Own Russia Probe US President Donald Trump backed the House Intelligence Committee's efforts to investigate actions by US security and other officials under previous president Barack Obama, inserting himself into a political feud over its latest subpoenas in the Russian Federation probe. [Full Article...]


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