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US official pressed to say Iran not behind 9/11

US official pressed to say Iran not behind 9/11US lawmakers warned Wednesday against using a war authorization passed in the wake of September 11 for action against Iran, pressing a senior official to acknowledge that Tehran was not behind the 2001 attacks. Brian Hook, the US special representative on Iran, repeatedly declined to say if President Donald Trump legally enjoyed the right to attack Iran, echoing the non-committal comments in April before Congress by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.



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US attorney general pressed for evidence clearing Trump

US attorney general pressed for evidence clearing TrumpTwo weeks after he cleared President Donald Trump in the Russia meddling investigation, Attorney General Bill Barr faces mounting pressure to show the full evidence behind his decision. Allegations this week that the US Justice chief played down serious evidence of illegal obstruction by Trump in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report are fueling demands that he release the entire, unexpurgated document to Congress. “He’s a biased defender of the administration, and he’s entitled to be a defender of the administration, but he is not entitled to withhold the evidence from Congress,” Nadler said.



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US pressed on Khashoggi amid report Saudi prince threatened 'bullet'

US pressed on Khashoggi amid report Saudi prince threatened 'bullet'President Donald Trump faces a Friday deadline set by Congress to determine if Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of Khashoggi, who was strangled and dismembered after entering the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Special UN rapporteur, Agnes Callamard, said Thursday after a visit to Turkey that the killing of Khashoggi, who had written critical pieces on Saudi Arabia in The Washington Post, had been “planned and perpetrated” by Saudi officials.



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EPA Nominee Wheeler Defends Rollbacks While Pressed on Climate

EPA Nominee Wheeler Defends Rollbacks While Pressed on ClimateWheeler, a former energy lobbyist who has served as acting administrator for six months, did not mention global warming in his opening remarks to the Environment and Public Works Committee, instead touting agency deregulatory efforts he said would spare businesses some $ 1.8 billion in compliance costs. “How does it happen that the nominee to be head of the Environmental Protection Agency does not mention the words climate change at a time when the scientific community thinks climate change is the greatest environmental crisis facing the planet?” asked Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont who caucuses with Democrats.



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Woman says ex pressed for baby, didn't know her plan to kill

Woman says ex pressed for baby, didn't know her plan to killFARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman convicted of killing her pregnant neighbor by cutting the baby from her womb testified Tuesday that her boyfriend had pressured her to "produce a baby" after figuring out she had lied about being pregnant.



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NBC Reportedly Threatened To 'Smear' Ronan Farrow If He Pressed Harvey Weinstein Exposé

NBC Reportedly Threatened To 'Smear' Ronan Farrow If He Pressed Harvey Weinstein ExposéNew details have emerged about NBC News' reported efforts to stop Ronan Farrow



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Roger Stone Pressed For Damaging Emails About Hillary Clinton From WikiLeaks: Report

Roger Stone Pressed For Damaging Emails About Hillary Clinton From WikiLeaks: ReportDonald Trump's former campaign adviser Roger Stone pressured an acquaintance



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Hawaii Ballistic Missile False Alarm: "Someone Pressed the Wrong Button"

Hawaii Ballistic Missile False Alarm: "Someone Pressed the Wrong Button""It was a message sent in error."



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Multiple White House officials Pressed Sessions not to Recuse self from Russia Probe

Multiple White House officials Pressed Sessions not to Recuse self from Russia ProbeA senior White House. official told NBC News that presidential aids all tried to convince sessions not to remove himself from running the Russia probe. The New York Times reports that that the instructions came from the President himself.



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Pressed by lawmakers, US mulls more sanctions on Myanmar

Pressed by lawmakers, US mulls more sanctions on MyanmarWASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Friday the U.S. is considering further actions against those responsible for "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims, after a Myanmar general was blacklisted and Democratic lawmakers called for more military officers to face sanctions.



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