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US Vice President Pence hires Watergate veteran as personal lawyer

Pence also thanked doctors and staff at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, his spokesman said. Jarrod Agen , a spokesman for the office of United States Vice President Mike Pence , confirmed to CNN Thursday that Pence has hired Richard Cullen , former attorney general of the state of Virginia, to represent his interests as they pertain to special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation.

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Trump Picks Net Neutrality Supporter Jessica Rosenworcel for FCC

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai congratulated Rosenworcel on her impending nomination following the White House's announcement. Rosenworcel is an advocate for net neutrality and originally served under President Obama from 2012 until 2016, and reportedly left her position as the Senate was unable to extend her position.

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Senate approves sanctions bill to punish Russia for election meddling

But Tillerson said he was involved in writing the President's Rose Garden statement on Qatar "to reflect the strong message he wanted to send", and insisted, "there is no daylight between he and I". "Almost every other household among the Palestinian people is the family of a prisoner or martyr", he told Haaretz . The official noted that the State Department had been "pleased to see last month that some payments were stopped to Hamas-affiliated prisoners".

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Trump calls for unity after Scalise shooting

US President Donald Trump said in a statement he was "deeply saddened" by news of the congressional baseball practice shooting and that he was monitoring developments. Scalise is now undergoing surgery . He and the Capitol police officers are receiving medical attention. Late Wednesday morning, Trump said Hodgkinson had died of his injuries.

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Student Freed by N. Korea Rushed to Hospital on Return to US

The White House has responded at various times with tough talk and warnings that Washington's "strategic patience" with Pyongyang is now at an end. But in Pyongyang, the Swedes were allowed to see only one detainee, and it wasn't Warmbier. Rodman said the issue of several Americans detained by North Korea is "not my goal right now", in remarks made in Beijing before the release of Warmbier was publicly disclosed.

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Trump to host new South Korean president at White House

The THAAD system, is a sophisticated missile defense system that uses kinetic energy to destroy warheads in flight. Last month, South Korea's presidential Blue House said that South Korea and the United States had agreed to hold a summit meeting in late June in Washington.