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Appointment of Mueller could complicate other probes into alleged Russian meddling

The broad federal probe under Mueller, a lawman who engenders deep bipartisan respect, was just getting underway. Tim Scott, R-S.C. "I do think that the special prosecutor provides a sense of calm and confidence perhaps for the American people, which is incredibly important".

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US Navy veteran charged over Times Square carnage

A handcuffed Rojas said nothing as Judge Tamiko Amaker ordered him held without bail, and his defense attorney, Enrico DeMarco, declined to comment after the hearing. "I felt so bad. standing there", not being able to do anything more to help, she said. Rojas was remanded to custody today and will return to court on May 24.

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Ousted FBI director James Comey is willing to testify

Before Comey tapped him to lead the Richmond office in 2014, he was chief of the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section, investigating some of the highest profile cases against government officials and civil rights violations in recent years.

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Tornadoes In Wisconsin, Oklahoma Leave 2 Dead

Taylor County: County officials say several power poles and lines are down in the Stetsonville area. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin tweeted her thoughts and prayers to those affected. In addition to the fatality, more than two dozen people were hurt and others are unaccounted for, he said. The severe weather also caused extensive damage to several turkey barns across from the mobile home park.

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Jobless rate falls to 5.7 per cent for month of April

There were also worries that the fall in unemployment could prove to be temporary as the lack of growth in employment levels suggests that France's economy is still not creating the number of jobs required to sustain the lower levels of unemployment.

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Speaker Ryan wants to see alleged Comey memo

Yates was sacked soon after because, the White House said, she refused to defend the president's travel ban in court. A memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to President Trump recommended Mr Comey's dismissal. "Should that not happen, I support issuing a congressional subpoena to obtain the memo", Huizenga said in a statement. By sacking Mr Comey on May 9th Mr Trump has invited that charge.