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Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner denied Monday that he colluded with Russians in the course of President Donald Trump's White House bid, declaring in a statement ahead of interviews with congressional committees that he has "nothing to hide."
He arrived shortly before 10 a.m. on Capitol Hill and two hours later responded to shouted questions while leaving that the session went "very well." He was expected to deliver a statement later.
The earlier 11-page statement, released hours before Kushner's closed-door appearance before the Senate intelligence committee, details four contacts with Russians during Trump's campaign and transition. It aims to explain inconsistencies and omissions in a security clearance form that have invited public scrutiny.
"I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government," Kushner said in the prepared remarks in which he also insists that none of the contacts, which include meetings at Trump Tower with the Russian ambassador and a Russian lawyer, was improper.
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President Donald Trump pressured Republicans Monday to approve the Senate's wheezing health care bill, saying a showdown vote planned for this week is their "last chance to do the right thing" and erase the Obama health law.
Trump's prodding came a day before leaders have said the Senate will vote on legislation shredding much of President Barack Obama's health care law. Lacking the votes to push it through his chamber, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., postponed one roll call last month and hasn't yet announced exactly what version of the measure lawmakers would consider Tuesday.
"Republicans have a last chance to do the right thing on Repeal & Replace after years of talking & campaigning on it," Trump tweeted Monday.
Trump's contentious tone toward members of his own party underscored the high stakes as he tries winning Republican votes for a goal the GOP has trumpeted since the statute's 2010 enactment. He planned to make formal remarks on the health care legislation later Monday.
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The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard dropped their legal bid Monday to send him to the United States for an experimental treatment after new medical tests showed that the window of opportunity to help him had closed.
Chris Gard and Connie Yates wept as they withdrew their appeal during a London High Court hearing, signaling the end of a legal saga that had stretched for months. The couple's attorney, Grant Armstrong, said recent medical tests on 11-month-old Charlie showed the baby has irreversible muscular damage, and the new treatment wouldn't help.
"It's too late for Charlie," Armstrong said. "The damage has been done."
Armstrong said the news had left Charlie's parents extremely distressed and they now "wish to spend the maximum amount of time they have left with Charlie."
Charlie has a rare genetic condition, and his parents wanted him to receive an experimental treatment in the U.S.
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Federal authorities in Texas have charged the driver of a tractor-trailer with transporting immigrants in the U.S. illegally, an incident resulting in the death of 10 people.
A complaint filed Monday accuses James Matthew Bradley of driving a trailer packed with immigrants for "commercial advantage or private financial gain."
The charge carries the possibility of the death penalty.
Bradley was arrested, and nearly 20 others taken from the rig were hospitalized in dire condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke, officials said Sunday. Authorities announced Monday that the 10th victim had died at the hospital in connection with the incident.
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Democratic leaders believe they lost to President Donald Trump partly because voters don't know what the party stands for. So they're trying to rebrand themselves with a new slogan and a populist new agenda as they look ahead to the 2018 midterms.
It's called "A Better Deal" and House and Senate Democratic leaders are rolling it out Monday afternoon in Berryville, Virginia. They're intentionally traveling outside the Beltway, and into the district of one of the GOP House members they hope to defeat next year, Barbara Comstock.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, along with other top House and Senate Democrats, are making the presentation after months of internal debate and analysis of polling and focus groups.
The fiancé of Justine Damond, an Australian woman who was shot and killed by a police officer last week in Minneapolis after calling 911, has spoken out about his fiancé's death in the wake of a national controversy surrounding the circumstances of the fatal shooting.
Don Damond, who is also Australian, told Justine to call 911 and stayed on the phone with his fiancé until the police arrived, according to his account of the evening told in his first interview since the night his fiancé was killed. Damond was in Las Vegas at the time of his fiancé's death.
"I have played this over in my head over and over," Damond said in the interview with the New York Times. "Why didn't I stay on the phone with her?"
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Snooty, the world’s oldest known manatee, died Saturday in what the South Florida Museum called a "heartbreaking accident," just one day after celebrating his 69th birthday.
The museum in Bradenton made the announcement Sunday afternoon in a statement on its website and in social media postings.
“Our initial findings indicate that Snooty’s death was a heartbreaking accident and we’re all quite devastated about his passing,” museum CEO Brynne Anne Besio said in the statement.
Snooty, the world’s oldest-known manatee, died Saturday, just one day after celebrating his 69th birthday. South Florida Museum officials said Snooty’s death is due to a “heartbreaking...
Between a recent norovirus outbreak at one restaurant and rodents falling from the ceiling at another, Chipotle Mexican Grill is facing a stark decline in consumer’s perception of the brand.
Credit Suisse’s online sentiment tracker, which measures how consumers feel about a brand, showed the perception of the beleagured Chipotle brand fell to near record lows following the two headline-grabbing incidents last week, CNBC reports.
"Not surprisingly, online sentiment plummeted in recent days," said Credit Suisse analyst Jason West.
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An unkempt man armed with a chainsaw wounded five people Monday at an office building in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen and then fled, police said. A manhunt is on for him.
Police were alerted to the incident at 10:39 a.m. (04:39 ET). Five people were taken to the hospital, two of them with serious injuries, police said.
A rescue helicopter was brought in to help the victims and the old town in Schaffhausen was sealed off.
A special counsel is overseeing the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, which is also examining whether anyone in President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russians.
Here's a look at some of the Americans whose names come up often in connection with the investigation.
Kionte Storey is on a journey to change lives after his life was forever changed seven years ago.
The Marine veteran was serving in Afghanistan when he lost his right leg below the knee to an improvised explosive device. He says he can handle the physical adjustment pretty well, but “it's more of a mental struggle. That's really the hardest battle of all,” he says.
A Long Beach man sued the state and California Lottery Commission Friday, alleging he was wrongfully denied a $5 million Scratchers ticket prize because his 16-year-old son bought the winning ticket.
Ward Thomas' Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges failure to discharge a mandatory duty, breach of contract, negligence and both intentional and negligent representation. The suit seeks unspecified damages.
A California Lottery representative did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
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An 18-year-old woman has been arrested in California on suspicion of causing a deadly crash that she recorded live on Instagram.
Obdulia Sanchez was booked into the Merced County Jail on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter after Friday's crash that killed her 14-year-old sister and badly injured another 14-year-old girl.
Mary Hernandez, 25, was following Sanchez on Instagram and watched as the livestream showed the car careen into the fence, according to NBC News.
Newly-hired White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said Sunday that President Donald Trump is "thinking about pardoning nobody" in connection with the Russia investigation, according to NBC News.
"The truth of the matter is that the president is not going to have to pardon anybody because the Russia thing is a nonsensical thing," Scarmucci said on CNN’s "State of the Union." However, on "Fox News Sunday," the communications director acknowledged that he and the president discussed pardons "last week."
Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow also told ABC's "This Week" that the president's legal team has not been researching the power to pardon. A Washington Post report last week had claimed that Trump asked his advisers about his power to pardon family members, aides and even himself.
On Saturday, Trump tweeted about his power to pardon, saying, "While all agree the U.S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us.FAKE NEWS."
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