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House Intelligence Committee votes to send transcripts in Russia probe to special counsel Robert Mueller

House Intelligence Committee votes to send transcripts in Russia probe to special counsel Robert MuellerThe House Intelligence Committee voted Wednesday to give transcripts from its Russia probe to special counsel Robert Mueller for possible prosecution



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Harris: Lawmakers Should View ‘Autopsy Photographs’ of Dead Kids before Gun-Control Votes

Harris: Lawmakers Should View ‘Autopsy Photographs’ of Dead Kids before Gun-Control VotesSenator Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) made an emotional plea for increased gun control during CNN’s town hall in Iowa Monday night, arguing that her pro-Second Amendment colleagues should be forced to examine photos of dead children before voting on gun restrictions. “I think somebody should have required all those members of Congress to go in a room — in a locked room, no press, nobody else — and look at the autopsy photographs of those babies. “This has become a political issue.



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Senate sets votes on bills to reopen government agencies

Senate sets votes on bills to reopen government agenciesThe U.S. Senate has scheduled votes on Thursday on competing proposals by Republicans and Democrats that would reopen an array of federal agencies that have been partially shuttered since Dec. 22. One vote would be on a plan by President Donald Trump to reopen the agencies and provide $ 5.7 billion for this year to help build a southwest border wall, which is opposed by Democrats who are needed for passage. The second measure, by Democrats, would fund the various agencies until Feb. 8 but with none of Trump’s wall demand and will test Republican resolve to stand by the president.



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U.S. House, including Steve King, votes to condemn his racist statements

U.S. House, including Steve King, votes to condemn his racist statements(Corrects name in paragraph 10 of this Jan. 15 story to Liz Cheney.) By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to pass a resolution disapproving statements made by Representative Steve King that were roundly criticized as racist, and King himself voted in favor of it. King, a Republican who represents a conservative district in Iowa, gave a media interview earlier this month in which he questioned why “white supremacy” is considered offensive. King himself voted in favor of the resolution, which referred to his remarks, because he said his comments were taken out of context and he too condemns white supremacy and racism.



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House Votes to Disapprove Steve King's White Supremacy Comments

House Votes to Disapprove Steve King's White Supremacy CommentsThe House voted 424-1 for the measure Tuesday, a day after King’s fellow Republicans stripped him of his committee assignments. “White supremacy and white nationalism are evils,” Clyburn of South Carolina said on the House floor ahead of the vote.



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House Plans Shutdown Votes as Senators Meet to Seek Compromise

House Plans Shutdown Votes as Senators Meet to Seek CompromiseThe meeting on Monday didn’t appear to produce any conclusion, and President Donald Trump has indicated he wouldn’t sign a stopgap without the funding he’s demanding for a wall on the Mexico border, suggesting there’s no clear resolution in sight. The measures are unlikely to gain GOP support and advance in the Senate because they don’t contain the $ 5.7 billion in wall funding sought by Trump. The funding bills “offer President Trump and Senate Republicans additional options to end the shutdown while allowing time for negotiation on border security and immigration policy,” said Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, a New York Democrat.



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Kosovo votes to create its own army, enraging Serbia

Kosovo votes to create its own army, enraging SerbiaKosovo on Friday passed laws to build an army, asserting its statehood in a US-backed move that prompted outrage in Serbia, which does not recognise its former province’s independence. Kosovo has been guarded by NATO-led peacekeeping troops since it broke away from Belgrade in a bloody separatist war in 1998-99. Now, new legislation will transform a small crisis-response outfit, the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), into an defence army with 5,000 troops.



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US Senate votes to end support for Saudi-led Yemen war, blasts MBS

US Senate votes to end support for Saudi-led Yemen war, blasts MBSThe US Senate dealt President Donald Trump a double blow over Saudi Arabia on Thursday, approving a resolution to end US military support for Riyadh’s war in Yemen, and another holding the Saudi crown prince responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. On the Yemen measure, which more broadly attacks the president’s prerogative to launch military actions, 49 Democrats or their allies voted in favor, along with seven Republicans, while another three Republicans abstained.



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Khashoggi murder: Senate defies Trump and votes to hold Saudi crown prince responsible for killing

Khashoggi murder: Senate defies Trump and votes to hold Saudi crown prince responsible for killingThe Senate has passed a resolution saying Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Defying Donald Trump’s desire to maintain close relations with Saudi Arabia including lucrative weapons deals, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker proposed the legislation, which has been backed by at least 10 of his fellow Republicans. The CIA is reported to have assessed with “high confidence” that Crown Prince Mohammed was involved in the order to kill Mr Khashoggi, partly based on the judgement that as the country’s de facto ruler he would have had to have known.



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EU Says U.K. Won't Get Better Brexit Deal If Parliament Votes No

EU Says U.K. Won't Get Better Brexit Deal If Parliament Votes NoEuropean leaders gave Theresa May her Brexit deal but warned that the U.K. Parliament must vote for the plan as it stands because negotiations will not be reopened if British politicians reject it. On Sunday, the prime minister got her agreement on the U.K.’s divorce from the European Union at a special summit in Brussels, when the leaders of the 27 other member countries backed the legal text. May now faces huge opposition from her own Conservative Party as she tries to persuade Parliament to back it.



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