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Rex Tillerson is not leaving role as secretary of state, Trump says

FOX NEWS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is not leaving the Trump administration despite speculation, President Donald Trump said on Friday afternoon. “The media has been speculating that I fired Rex Tillerson or that he would be leaving soon – FAKE NEWS,” Trump tweeted. “He’s not leaving and while we disagree on certain subjects, (I call the final shots) we work well together and America is highly respected again!” A photo of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attending the swearing-in ceremony of Tillerson accompanied the tweet. The response from the president follows reports earlier this week that Tillerson...

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McCain to vote for Senate tax reform bill

FOX NEWS Republican Sen. John McCain announced his support Thursday for the Senate tax reform bill, boosting the chances for passage of the sweeping legislation. “After careful thought and consideration, I have decided to support the Senate tax reform bill. I believe this legislation, though far from perfect, would enhance American competitiveness, boost the economy, and provide long-overdue tax relief for middle-class families,” the Arizona senator said. McCain is thought to be a key vote in the effort to pass the tax...

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House panel takes up bill expanding gun owners’ rights

FOX NEWS WASHINGTON– A key House committee is moving forward on a Republican bill to expand gun owners’ rights, the first gun legislation since mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas killed more than 80 people. The Judiciary Committee was set to vote Wednesday on a bill that would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed carry permits to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons. Republicans said the reciprocity measure would allow gun owners to travel freely between states without worrying about conflicting state laws or civil suits. Democrats said it would endanger public safety...

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Trump dredges up old allegations of MSNBC star Joe Scarborough and a dead woman once found in his office – Fox News

GOOGLE NEWS President Trump has made the 2001 death of woman who died in Joe Scarborough’s office newsworthy again with a single tweet. President Trump dredged up a notorious old mystery with his latest bomb at NBC, citing the bizarre death 16 years ago of a young female staffer in the office of then-congressman and current “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough. The story of Lori Klausutis has dogged Scarborough on the Internet since she was found dead in his Florida district office on July 19, 2001. Although Scarborough was out of town — and the medical examiner later ruled...

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Air Force: Several dozen criminal histories not given to FBI – Fox News

GOOGLE NEWS WASHINGTON –  The Air Force said Tuesday that in addition to failing to alert the FBI to the criminal history of the former airman who massacred 26 people at a Texas church on Nov. 5, it has discovered “several dozen” other such reporting omissions. This was the most specific acknowledgement by the Air Force that its failure to report Devin P. Kelley’s criminal history was part of a pattern of reporting lapses. The several dozen cases that were not reported have since been presented to the FBI to update its database, Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said....

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Benghazi suspect convicted on three lesser counts, does not face death penalty

FOX NEWS Ahmed Abu Khattala, seen here at a 2014 hearing, faced the death penalty if convicted of the most serious charges in connection to the Benghazi attack  (Dana Verkouteren via AP/File) A federal jury found Ahmed Abu Khattala guilty on just three of 18 charges related to the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, precluding him from facing the death penalty. Khattala was found guilty of conspiracy to provide material support to the attackers, destroying U.S. property and placing lives in danger, and using a firearm during the attack. He faces up to 45...

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Conyers’ former top staffer accuses congressman of inappropriate touching

FOX NEWS A former deputy chief of staff said Rep. John Conyers made an unwanted sexual advance toward her and touched her inappropriately twice in the late 1990s, the Detroit News reported Tuesday, in the latest sexual misconduct allegations against the veteran lawmaker. Deanna Maher, 77, who ran a Michigan office for Conyers from 1997 to 2005, told The Detroit News that there were three instances of inappropriate conduct. She says the first was in 1997, when she rejected his offer to share a hotel room and have sex. The others involved unwanted touching in a car in 1998...

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Hillary Clinton hits Trump over North Korea approach

FOX NEWS FILE 2017: Hillary Clinton reportedly criticized the Trump administration for retreating from diplomacy in recent months and said she hoped that China wouldn’t follow suit.  (Reuters) Hillary Clinton used a conference in Beijing to blast both President Trump and the Chinese over their stance toward North Korea — saying it needs to soften up soon before things get out of hand and nuclear war breaks out. Serving as the keynote speaker at Caijing Magazine’s three-day annual conference on Tuesday, the former secretary of state called on Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping to avoid “bluster” and “personal...

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