President Trump again blasts John McCain, says he was never a fan and never will be

President Trump again blasts John McCain, says he was never a fan and never will be

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President Donald Trump again criticized the late Sen. John McCain Tuesday, pointing specifically to his vote against repealing Obamacare and saying was “never a fan" and "never will be." “I'm very unhappy that he didn't repeal and replace Obamacare, as you know. He campaigned on repealing and replacing Obamacare for years and then they got to a vote and he said thumbs down,” Trump said. “Plus there were other things. I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.” (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images, FILE) Sen. John McCain poses for a photograph at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2014. The president's comments came during an Oval Office meeting with the president of Brazil and after a series of weekend tweets in which Trump blasted the
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vows to never say mosque shooters name

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vows to never say mosque shooters name

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The prime minister of New Zealand is working to prevent the Christchurch mosque shooter from gaining the infamy that follows so many mass shooters after their carnage. In an emotional ministerial statement on Tuesday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed never to publicly speak the name of the shooter who killed 50 people in two Christchurch mosques. He may have sought notoriety, but we in New Zealand will give him nothing, not even his name. "He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety, and that is why you will never hear me mention his name," Ardern said Tuesday. "He is a terrorist, he is a criminal, he is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless." "And to others I implore you: speak the names of those who were lost rather than the name of the ma...
Alleged gunman in twin mosque massacres that left 50 dead practiced at gun range where members spoke of zombie apocalypses: Military veteran

Alleged gunman in twin mosque massacres that left 50 dead practiced at gun range where members spoke of zombie apocalypses: Military veteran

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The alleged gunman who authorities said killed 50 worshippers and wounded dozens more at two mosques in New Zealand apparently took target practice at a gun range that a military veteran claimed he reported to police after overhearing members speaking of "zombie apocalypses" and "homicidal fantasies." Police confirmed Monday that they are investigating Brenton Tarrant's connection to the Bruce Rifle Club and gun range in Milton, New Zealand, more than 400 miles south of Christchurch, where he allegedly went on a shooting rampage on Friday. Investigators believe Tarrant took target practice at the club in the days leading up to the attack. (Jorge Silva/Reuters) High school students from a Christian school give hugs to Muslims waiting for news of their relatives at a community center, ...
Devastating floods still rolling through Midwest, with more rain expected

Devastating floods still rolling through Midwest, with more rain expected

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Some of the worst Midwest flooding in decades, which has claimed at least three lives, is continuing across the central U.S., from the Dakotas all the way to eastern Illinois. The Missouri River in Nebraska is finally receding, but downstream the river is rising -- especially in St. Joseph, Missouri, and Atchison, Kansas. The flooding there could surpass what the region experienced in 2011, which was the worst since 1993. More rivers in nearby Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa could produce major, if not record, flooding by the weekend. (ABC News) More flooding warnings have been issued this morning. Two storms are forecast to move through the flood zones over the next week, delivering even more rain. The first system should move through the central U.S. today, with h...
Trump International Hotel at the center of appeals fight in lawsuit

Trump International Hotel at the center of appeals fight in lawsuit

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Attorneys for President Donald Trump will appear in court Tuesday to argue against claims that the president violated a constitutional clause that prohibits elected officials from doing business with foreign governments. The case, which is being brought jointly by the attorneys general from Maryland and Washington, D.C., argues that Trump violated the U.S. Constitution's foreign emoluments clauses by benefiting from the patronage of foreign dignitaries at the Trump International Hotel located just a few blocks away from the White House. On any given night, patrons walking through the lobby could chance upon Trump insiders hosting social events, or could even spot the president himself dropping in for dinner unannounced. The hotel also sees its fair share of foreign government offic...
Mike Pompeo returns to Middle East to urge action against Iran with 3 different partners

Mike Pompeo returns to Middle East to urge action against Iran with 3 different partners

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is returning to the Middle East to again push for action against Iran, his chief foreign policy foe. But the message of this trip, his second to the region this year, will find three very different audiences, likely with varying degrees of acceptance. In Israel, Pompeo will embrace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a close ally in the Trump administration's campaign to push back on Iranian influence. In Kuwait, he will press the Amir and other leaders for unity among Gulf Arab countries against Iran. And in Lebanon, he will urge leaders, including those with close ties to Hezbollah, to "disconnect" from the group and its supporter Iran -- a tall order as the group now controls cabinet posts in the country's government. Israel The stop in Israel has rais...
Start Here: 3 shot dead in Netherlands, as Brazils Bolsonaro travels to meet Trump

Start Here: 3 shot dead in Netherlands, as Brazils Bolsonaro travels to meet Trump

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It's Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Let's start here. 1. 3 dead At least three people were killed and five more injured Monday during a shooting in Utrecht, about 30 miles southeast of Amsterdam. ABC News Senior Foreign Correspondent Ian Pannell tells "Start Here" how the shooting in the Netherlands immediately drew comparisons to the terror attack in New Zealand. (Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA via Shutterstock) Armed police at the scene where a shooting took place at the 24 Oktoberplace in Utrecht, The Netherlands, March 18, 2019. 2. 'Troll culture' Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, is scheduled to meet today with Donald Trump, the president of the United States of America. Bolsonaro was widely criticized earlier this month for sharing on Twitter a video of a man urinating on...
Democrats want FBI to investigate spa owner, Mar-a-Lago attendee Cindy Yang

Democrats want FBI to investigate spa owner, Mar-a-Lago attendee Cindy Yang

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High-ranking Democrats Friday called on the FBI to conduct a criminal and counterintelligence investigation into a Florida spa owner whose consultancy firm advertised access to President Donald Trump and his inner circle at the president’s Mar-a-Lago country club. The Democrats said in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and other high-ranking officials that recent news reports about Li "Cindy" Yang’s consulting firm, which offered clients opportunities to interact with Trump raised "serious counterintelligence concerns" if true -- as did allegations of sex trafficking at massage parlors founded but no longer owned by Yang. "...[A]lthough Ms. Yang’s activities may only be those of an unscrupulous actor allegedly selling access to politicians for profit, her activities also coul
80-year-old woman trapped in home among 3 dead from historic flooding in Midwest

80-year-old woman trapped in home among 3 dead from historic flooding in Midwest

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An 80-year-old woman who was trapped in her home is the third fatality from historic floods overwhelming parts of the Midwest. At least 16 rivers are flooding, with the worst along the Nebraska and Iowa border. One reason the flooding is so severe is because of the region's massive snow accumulations and sudden rise in temperatures. The dangerous flooding, caused by snow melt, ice jams and last week's rainfall, washed away roads and bridges, isolating some communities. (Nati Harnik/AP) Cars sit in flood waters from the Platte River alongside a BNSF train, in Plattsmouth, Neb., March 17, 2019. Sen. Sasse, Sen. Gragert, and I visited Niobrara for their community meeting today over the noon hour at the fire hall. There is unbelievable devastation that has wiped out everything...
At least 3 dead in shooting on Netherlands tram, suspect arrested

At least 3 dead in shooting on Netherlands tram, suspect arrested

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At least three people are dead and five others are wounded after a suspect opened fire on a tram Monday morning, local authorities said. Utrecht Mayor Jan van Zanen confirmed the fatalities in a video posted to Twitter in Dutch. The shooting occurred near the 24 Oktoberplein station in Utrecht, located about 30 miles southeast of Amsterdam in central Netherlands. The main suspect, a 37-year-old Turkish-born man, was apprehended, the mayor and Rob van Bree of the Utrecht police said in an early evening press conference. At this time, a motive remains unknown. A second person was also arrested they said, although that person's identity and connection to the incident is unclear. Earlier in the day, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg, the national coordinator for counterterrorism and security...

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