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Treasury Department misses deadline to hand over Trump's tax returns, asks for more time

Treasury Department misses deadline to hand over Trump's tax returns, asks for more timeThe Treasury Department said it would not hand over President Donald Trump's tax returns by Wednesday.



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It was getting out of hand – Pope explains ring kissing mystery

It was getting out of hand - Pope explains ring kissing mystery“It was a simple question of hygiene,” Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti told reporters on Thursday after he asked the pope directly. Gisotti explained that there were many people in line and the pope did want to spread germs as one person after another repeatedly kissed his hand at short intervals. “He likes to embrace people and be embraced by people,” Gisotti said.



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To kiss pope's hand – or not – enters the Catholic culture wars

To kiss pope's hand - or not - enters the Catholic culture warsOn Monday, when Pope Francis visited a Catholic shrine in Loreto, he repeatedly withdrew his right hand as a long line of people bowed and tried to kiss the ring on it. Rorate Caeli, a website read by Catholic traditionalists, Tweeted: “Francis, If you don’t want to be the Vicar of Christ, then get out of there!” Papal biographer Austen Ivereigh, a supporter of Francis, countered by Tweeting: “He’s making sure that they engage with him, not treat him like a sacred relic. Some Vatican watchers noted that even former Pope Benedict, a hero to nostalgic conservatives, and his predecessor John Paul, did not like having their hands kissed – at least not by long lines of people, for the sake of expediency.



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Trump administration refuses to hand over documents to House oversight investigation

Trump administration refuses to hand over documents to House oversight investigationThe Trump administration is committing “an unprecedented level of stonewalling, delay and obstruction” in response to congressional requests for documents and witnesses, the chair of the House oversight committee has said. Elijah Cummings, Democratic congressman for Maryland, said he had sent 12 letters to the White House on a range of topics from the “routine” to “relating to our core national security interests”. In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Mr Cummings said the subjects included White House security clearances, Donald Trump’s alleged hush money payments, and the use of taxpayer funds for lavish private planes.



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Suspect in mob boss hit flashes pro-Trump slogans on hand

Suspect in mob boss hit flashes pro-Trump slogans on handTOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The man charged with killing the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family wrote pro-Donald Trump slogans on his hand and flashed them to journalists before a court hearing Monday.



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A big hand for Beto O'Rourke and his amazing waving arms

A big hand for Beto O'Rourke and his amazing waving armsThe Democratic 2020 presidential candidate has already made a big impression – with his meme-worthy hand movements Beto O’Rourke addresses supporters in Iowa. ‘I’ve never seen so much hand movement,’ said Donald Trump. Photograph: Stephen Maturen/AFP/Getty Images Beto O’Rourke’s freshly announced 2020 White House run has been dismissed as vainglorious by some, but it generated significant excitement among others attracted by media hype and his undoubted charisma. None of that excitement, however, came near matching the candidate’s own. When the former Texas congressman laid out his vision at a coffee shop in Iowa, what he said wasn’t anywhere near as memorable as the way he said it. Standing on a counter, removing pieces of clothing and constantly gesticulating, O’Rourke’s hand movements were seized upon as remarkable if not downright odd and immediately headed into internet-meme territory. “I think he’s got a lot of hand movement,” Donald Trump told reporters after news of O’Rourke’s 2020 bid broke. “I’ve never seen so much hand movement. I said, ‘Is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?’” Sensing the low-hanging fruit in O’Rourke’s chopping, pointing and waving, late-night hosts ran with it on Thursday night. “I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Trump is right,” Trevor Noah joked on the Daily Show. On the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon played an exaggerated version of O’Rourke, mocking his announcement video in which he gestured broadly while his wife tried in vain to hold on to his arm. “I’m like if your friend’s hot dad had the energy of a golden retriever,” he joked. Body language experts say emphatic gesturing can help a speaker convey a message and help audiences receive it. An analysis of thousands of hours of TED talks found that the more popular lectures were given by speakers who used hand gestures twice as much as the least popular ones. As with much else about O’Rourke, it’s hard to say if his manner of speaking is born out of sincere enthusiasm or if he’s been made aware of studies like that and is attempting to work it into the packaging of himself as a candidate. Asked on Thursday to respond to Trump’s comments on his hand movements, O’Rourke declined. “I have nothing to say to that,” he told CNN. “I think people want us to rise above the pettiness, the smallness.”



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Trump mocks Beto O'Rourke's hand gestures: 'Is he crazy?'

Trump mocks Beto O'Rourke's hand gestures: 'Is he crazy?'"I've actually never seen anything quite like it," the president said. "Study it. I'm sure you'll agree."



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'Unprecedented and Extraordinarily Intrusive.' White House Refuses to Hand Over Documents on Security Clearance Process

'Unprecedented and Extraordinarily Intrusive.' White House Refuses to Hand Over Documents on Security Clearance ProcessCongress may subpoena them next



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Trump refuses to hand over ‘Kushner clearance’ documents to Congress: ‘It’s a disgrace’

Trump refuses to hand over ‘Kushner clearance’ documents to Congress: ‘It’s a disgrace’Donald Trump has refused efforts by Democrats in Congress to obtain files related to his son-in-law’s White House security clearance, calling the probes into his campaign and administration a “witch hunt”, and a “shame” for the United States. The comments came as House oversight committee chairman Elijah Cummings said on Tuesday that he and his colleagues would consider their “next steps” after the White House refused to hand over documents related to Jared Kushner’s security clearance. Mr Cummings had requested the documents after reports indicated Mr Trump had himself ordered his former chief of staff to grant Mr Kushner a security clearance in spite of concerns from US intelligence agents.



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Pakistan ready to hand over Indian pilot amid more shelling

Pakistan ready to hand over Indian pilot amid more shellingISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan prepared to hand over a captured Indian pilot on Friday while blistering cross-border attacks across the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir continued for a fourth straight day, even as the two nuclear-armed neighbors seek to defuse their most serious confrontation in two decades.



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