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Pence maintains he was unaware of Flynn's lobbying ties during transition

Sergei Kislyak . Read the full Reuters report here. Flynn, a retired general, was forced by the president to resign after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials about conversations he'd had with Kislyak, in which he allegedly discussed the lifting of USA sanctions on Russian Federation.

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Levee breaks, river closure latest fallout from flooding

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a 60-year-old man was found dead late Monday inside a pickup in a ditch along Highway 53, where authorities believe water from the flooded Black River swept the truck off the road. Louis . As of Tuesday, most of the Parkland and surrounding area had received anywhere from 7-12 inches of rain and the National Weather Service was forecasting it could receive anywhere between 2 and 4 additional inches through Thursday.

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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.