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Clapper: US govt 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

Marco Rubio for president before backing Trump in May 2016. The first candidate to arrive was Alice Fisher, a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W. Michael Garcia, 55, served as assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and USA attorney under former president George W. Bush. He was appointed by Federation Internationale de Football Association in 2012 to investigate World Cup bidding contests.

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Time Magazine cover depicts White House overtaken by Russian Federation

Trump has said he could name a candidate by the end of the week, before he departs Friday afternoon on his first overseas trip as president. He is reportedly expected to sign multi-billion dollar deals between the US and Saudi Arabia. Russian officials boasted in conversations during the presidential campaign that they could use former national security adviser Michael Flynn to influence Donald Trump .

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Trump administration sanctions Venezuela Supreme Court

The ruling was later partially reversed amid a surge of global criticism, but it sparked a protest movement that has seen almost daily street demonstrations for nearly two months - sometimes violent unrest that recorded its 45th death Thursday.

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Braves get 1B Matt Adams from Cards as fill-in for Freeman

Earlier this week, the Atlanta Braves learned that first baseman Freddie Freeman would miss significant time with a fractured wrist. The team announced on Saturday that it has acquired first baseman Matt Adams from the St. As part of the deal, St. Louis agreed to pay Atlanta $900,000 on September 1 to cover a portion of Adams' $2.8 million salary. Adams, 28, had a fine statistical line this season - he hit.292 with the Cardinals - but his role had been downgraded to the No.

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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.