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But it allowed lawmakers to vent the frustration of passengers and for executives to explain how they are trying to improve. Mr Philipovitch and Mr Munoz were joined by three other airline executives and a consumer advocate at the hearing. "It was a mistake of epic proportions, clearly, in hindsight", Munoz told the transportation panel at the 4 1/2-hour hearing. "What is the airline industry doing to change their rules, to change the way they operate?" Airlines and related businesses are ...
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    Trump knew of Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation prior to his appointment

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    On Monday, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates told senators that Flynn's misstatements about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the USA raised concerns that Flynn could be targeted for blackmail. During the White House press briefing this afternoon, press secretary Sean Spicer addressed the 18-day gap between Yates' first meeting with White House counsel and the firing of Flynn.
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    Supporters of the ban say using the free speech zones actually prohibits speech by implying free expression is not allowed across the rest of campus. Don Huffines, R-Dallas. The private prison company GEO Group , which operates an 830-bed family facility south of San Antonio, lobbied Texas politicians to introduce the licensing bill, which could help its Karnes Residential Center remain open.
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    Mattis met in London with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on the sidelines of a security conference on Somalia a day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the usa of siding with terrorists by giving small arms, ammunition, mortars and shoulder-fired weapons to the Syrian-Kurdish YPG, or People's Protection Units.
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    Roger Stone denies reports linking him to Trump-Comey decision

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    This contradicts a Tweet Trump sent out Wednesay morning saying he had not spoken to Roger in a long time. Stone has not been shy on Twitter about his views on Comey's firing, either. Trump's longtime friend helped shape his political rise. But Stone told Cuomo that the two communicate "occasionally". Trump denied that Stone influenced his decision.
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    But the acting director's contradiction of the White House version of events raises even more questions about the real reasons that Trump fired Comey. Comey has never said that he told the President he wasn't under investigation, and one unnamed associate of Comey's told the Wall Street Journal Wednesday that Trump's claim that Comey told him he wasn't under investigation was " literally farcical ".
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    Despite tensions raised by President Trump's demand that South Korea pay for the THAAD missile defense system and earlier claims that he may terminate the Korea-U.S. China views THAAD as a threat and a destabilizing influence in the region, and has retaliated against South Korea with limits on tourism and imports.
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    Brown, a Democrat who represented the Florida district that included Jacksonville since 1993, had pleaded not guilty to all of the charges, including fraud. By then, she had already been indicted on corruption charges following an ethics investigation in the House of Representatives. "Former Congresswoman Brown took an oath year after year to serve others, but instead she exploited the needs of children and deceived her constituents to advance her own personal and political agendas".