A baby makes history; will other Senate traditions fall as easily?

While the baby ban collapsed without a fight, it’s unclear whether other traditions can be felled so easily.
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James Comey Scheduled to Speak at Amazon Employee Event on Monday

Former FBI director James Comey is scheduled to speak at Amazon headquarters in Seattle on Monday. And so far, President Trump hasn’t tweeted about it. That will probably change once Fox News gets the memo.Read more...
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Democratic Party alleges Trump campaign-Russia conspiracy in new lawsuit

The lawsuit accuses President Donald Trump’s associates of illegally working with Russian intelligence agents to interfere with the outcome of the 2016 election.
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From posh oligarchs to taxis drivers, Russians in London feel a chill

In Parliament and the British media, Russia is roundly denounced as a source of interfering trolls, money launderers and assassins.
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Putin 'ready' for Trump summit, Lavrov says

Russian president Vladimir Putin is "ready for a meeting" with his US counterpart Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday. Moscow's chief diplomat added that such a summit was not currently being discussed but the Kremlin hopes that a meeting at the White House would materialise. "President Putin is ready for such a meeting," Lavrov said in an interview with state news agency RIA Novosti.
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Trump says he doesn’t think personal lawyer will ‘flip’

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump says he doesn’t expect personal lawyer Michael Cohen to “flip” as the government investigates Cohen’s business dealings. Trump is accusing The New York Times and a reporter of “going out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that […]
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Before dying, Barbara Bush said she would miss George but was going to 'a beautiful place'

Former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and first lady Melania Trump are in attendance. Jeb Bush and others delivered eulogies.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Armenia protests: 70 arrested, including 2 suspected bombers

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenian authorities say more than 70 people have been arrested, including two people suspected of building bombs, as large protests against the new government enter their second week in the capital. Thousands of demonstrators on Saturday closed off streets in Yerevan during a march pressing demands for the prime minister to […]
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In Washington, D.C., Students Mark National School Walkout With March To Capitol

For Friday's national school walkout, students in the Nation's Capital are marching from the White House to the Capitol building to protest violence in schools.
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Romney seeks Utah Republican Party nomination at convention

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney may have one of the best-known names in national politics, but he’s still going to have to face down nearly a dozen Republican contenders in Utah on Saturday in his bid to restart his political career with a U.S. Senate seat. Romney will face an unpredictable crowd […]
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Europe toughens cryptocurrency regulations in a bid to fight money laundering

The European Parliament (EP) is bringing in measures to mitigate the risks associated with cryptocurrencies. The members of EP voted 574 votes to 13 votes with 60 abstentions in favor of a December agreement that asked for closer regulation for virtual currencies, like Bitcoin, to prevent them being used for money laundering and terrorism financing. Under the agreement, cryptocurrency exchanges and custodian wallet providers will have to apply customer due diligence controls, including customer ...
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Giuliani adds toughness, star power to legal team for Trump

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump gains a former U.S. attorney, a past presidential candidate and a TV-savvy defender with the addition of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to his legal team. And this comes at a time when the White House is looking for ways to bring special counsel […]
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About 1,500 people expected to attend funeral services for Barbara Bush

Former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and first lady Melania Trump are expected to attend. Jeb Bush and others will deliver the eulogy.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Spain: March demands closer prisons for Basque militants

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Several thousand protesters have marched in northern Spain to demand that imprisoned members of the militant Basque group ETA be moved to prisons closer to their homes. The demonstration in Bilbao on Saturday came a day after ETA made an unprecedented apology for the killings of more than 850 people during […]
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Fired FBI deputy chief Andrew McCabe faces criminal referral

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s inspector general has sent a criminal referral about fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington. The referral to the U.S. attorney’s office for the District of Columbia does not mean McCabe will ever be charged, but it does raise the prospect that the longtime law […]
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Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout to protest pay

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding. The state’s largest teacher membership group said Thursday that teachers will walkout April 26. Arizona jumped into a movement for higher teacher pay that started in West Virginia, where a strike garnered a raise, and spread to Oklahoma, […]
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Romney faces tough GOP crowd in Utah bid for US Senate seat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney faces an intriguing hurdle in his bid to be the U.S. senator from Utah this weekend when he seeks the blessing of far-right leaning delegates at the state convention against a field of 11 competitors. Romney already has collected enough signatures to advance to a GOP primary bid […]
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Senate confirms a homophobic climate change denier with no scientific credentials to lead NASA

Homophobic climate change denier Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) "has made a career out of ignoring scientific expertise" says Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). Naturally, Bridenstine was approved 50-49, along party lines, to be our next NASA administrator. From Huffington Post: In a June 2013 speech, Bridenstine peddled a debunked argument made by climate change skeptics, claiming that global temperatures “stopped rising 10 years ago.” He said “the people of Oklahoma are ready to accept” an apolo...
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Why Olivia Pope Is Always Carrying A Prada Bag

Thursday nights on ABC will never be the same. April 19 marks the end of an era for Shondaland as Scandal, the political drama starring Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, a fictional character based on real-life fixer Judy Smith, bows out after seven seasons. When it debuted in 2012, shows like Scandal didn’t exist; at the time of its premiere, Washington was the first Black woman to star in a network TV drama airing during primetime since the ‘70s. It changed the game for the television landscap...
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Trump will skip Barbara Bush funeral, sending first lady

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won’t be joining his wife in attending the memorial service of former first lady Barbara Bush, matriarch of a political dynasty that Trump often clashed with during his 2016 campaign. The White House said Thursday that Trump would not attend “to avoid disruptions due to added security, and out […]
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Jeff Sessions told White House he might quit if Rod Rosenstein is fired, reports say

Sessions told White House counsel Donald McGahn that he may leave if Trump fires Rosenstein, The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal reported.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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The unspoken factor in Amazon’s search for a new home: Jeff Bezos’s support for gay rights

In the company’s HQ2 headquarters hunt, a committment to social equality might tip the scales.
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Reduced U.S. Embassy Staff In Havana Hinders Travel By Cubans

The chilled relations between Cuba and the White House has left the U.S. embassy running on a shoe-string operation. Cubans hoping to travel to the U.S. must now apply in a third country for visas.
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Gorsuch Opinion in Deportation Case Raises Doubts for Gun Owners

Gorsuch takes oath of office. Asking nominees what that means is off-limits to those considering their qualifications? (White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “President Donald Trump is concerned that his Supreme Court darling Justice Neil Gorsuch — whose appointment is regularly cited by the White House as a top accomplishment under Trump — is too liberal,” Talking Points Memo reports. “Trump was frustrated by Gorsuch’s recent vote against the administration on an immi...
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Around 1,500 people expected to attend funeral services for Barbara Bush

Former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and first lady Melania Trump are expected to attend. Jeb Bush and others will deliver the eulogy.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Comey Memos Show Trump Suggested Jailing Journalists Who Publish Leaks

The memos written by former FBI Director James Comey reveal just how hellbent President Donald Trump is on cracking down on leaks to the media from his administration. Trump bashed the media throughout his campaign and has continued to try to delegitimize coverage of his administration now that he’s in the White House, but the memos released Thursday night show that Trump wanted to throw journalists in jail. During a conversation with Comey in February 2017, Trump allegedly complained about leak...
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EPA watchdog opens latest investigation into Pruitt security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency has launched yet another investigation of travel and security spending involving embattled administrator Scott Pruitt. EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins wrote in a letter that his office will review spending by Pruitt’s full-time security detail at times when he wasn’t traveling for any official […]
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Senate Confirms Climate Denier With No Scientific Credentials To Head NASA

On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Trump's NASA nominee Jim Bridenstine, seven and a half months after being nominated to lead the agency. "The Senate confirmed Mr. Bridenstine, an Oklahoma congressman, as the new NASA administrator in a stark partisan vote: 50 Republicans voting for him and 47 Democrats plus two independents against," reports The New York Times. "The vote lasted more than 45 minutes as Republicans waited for Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona to cast his lot." Slashdot reader PeopleA...
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Trump administration seeks to expand sales of armed drones

The change updates the policy governing which nations are allowed to buy sophisticated U.S.-made weapons and is intended to accelerate arms sales abroad.
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