U.S. House Republicans shout down deputy attorney general at tense hearing

U.S. House Republican allies of President Donald Trump shouted and attacked deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein on Thursday, alleging he was improperly withholding documents related to the FBI’s investigation of Trump’s 2016 campaign. The tense congressional hearing came as Republicans brought to the House floor a non-binding resolution that scolded the Justice Department for not turning over more records, a move that is widely seen ...

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Trump to get another Supreme Court pick as judge announces retirement

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said Wednesday he is retiring, giving President Donald Trump the chance to cement conservative control of the high court. The 81-year-old Kennedy said in a statement he is stepping down after more than 30 years on the court. A Republican appointee, he has held the key vote on such high-profile issues as abortion, affirmative ...

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U.S. Supreme Court rules in Trump’s favour on travel ban

The U.S. Supreme Court handed Donald Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency on Tuesday, upholding his travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries. The 5-4 ruling, with the court’s five conservatives in the majority and Chief Justice John Roberts writing the decision, ends for now a fierce fight in the courts over whether the policy represented an unlawful ...

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Syria attacks supposed ‘safe zones,’ U.S. offers no help to rebels

Welcome to The National Today newsletter, which takes a closer look at what’s happening around some of the day’s most notable stories. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to your inbox Monday to Friday. TODAY: An emboldened President Bashar al-Assad is moving to retake control of what were supposed to be Syria’s ceasefire safe-zones Meet some of the incredible Canadians graduating from ...

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Erdogan, seeking to cement presidential powers, leading in Turkey’s vote count

Partial results in Turkey’s elections show incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the lead, with challenger Muharrem Ince in second place. With about half of the country’s ballots counted, Erdogan had 56.5 per cent of the vote, with Ince at 28.6 per cent, Turkish television channels reported. If no candidate wins more than 50 per cent in Sunday’s vote, a second-round runoff will be held on ...

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