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Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:36 am ET 9 May 2018 Gina Haspel greets as she arrives for the meeting with Senator Joe Manchin, DW.Va., on Capitol Hill. (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP) Press Senators Gina Haspel of her role in the CIA torture program CIA candidate Gina Haspel will address the difficult questions of the senators on Wednesday on his …

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Mormon Church Is Cutting Ties With Boy Scouts

(SALT LAKE CITY) – The Mormon Church said Tuesday that it will cut all ties with the Boy Scouts of America at the end of next year and will put its remaining 425,000 youths into a youth program focused on the developing Gospel. The move puts an end to an almost century-old relationship based on their shared values. The announcement …

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Former CIA Officer Charged With Spying For China : The Two-Way : NPR

This 2017 photo shows the man on the right, identified by Hong Kong local media as former CIA agent Jerry Chun Shing Lee, standing in front of a security member at the time. inauguration of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" painting at the Christie showroom in Hong Kong. Anthony Wallace / AFP / Getty Images hide caption activate / deactivate …

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George Deukmejian, governor who steered California to the right, dies at 89

Photo: David McNew / Getty Images Former California Governor George Deukmejian speaks during a revolutionary ceremony for the World of Ecology of the California Science Center on October 2, 2006 in Los Angeles. Former California Governor George Deukmejian speaks during a revolutionary ceremony for the California Science Center's World of Ecology on October 2, 2006 in Los Angeles. Photo: David …

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Cuomo Asks for Special Prosecutor to Investigate Schneiderman

He also said that the governor himself had created the conflict of interest when he ordered the attorney general to conduct the review of the Weinstein case, a move that Vance called "an unjustified intrusion by an executive elected in a decision charged by an independent prosecutor. " He also noted that since Mr. Schneiderman was no longer the attorney …

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Lawmakers To Subpoena DOJ Official Over Census Citizenship Question : The Two-Way : NPR

President Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. (right) and ranking member Elijah Cummings, D-Md., before a hearing of the House and Government oversight commission on Tuesday. Andrew Harnik / AP hide caption activate the caption Andrew Harnik / AP President Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. (right) and ranking member Elijah Cummings, D-Md., before a hearing of the House and Government oversight commission on Tuesday. Andrew …

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USS Fitzgerald Officer pleads guilty to role in deadly collision

A young naval officer pleaded guilty on Tuesday for his role in last year's fatal collision involving the USS Fitzgerald destroyer off the coast of Japan that killed seven sailors. Lt. J.G. Sarah Coppock's statement of guilt arrived on the first day of the Navy's judicial proceedings for four destroyer officers, including the ship's commanding officer. About 1: 30 on …

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Democrats have an eye toward November as Cordray wins Democratic nomination in Ohio governor’s race

On Tuesday, Democrats voted to support the candidate from the most eligible position in order to stop the Republicans. In Ohio, voters organized one of the governor's regatta regattas with the choice of Democrat Richard Cordray, who ran the Office for Consumer Financial Protection under President Barack Obama, on the former president of the Congress Dennis Kucinich to address the …

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Eric Schneiderman abuse claims: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appoints special prosecutor to investigate

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after four women came forward with charges of physically abusing them. Cuomo said Tuesday that the Long Island Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas will investigate and perhaps prosecute "all matters concerning public accusations" against Schneiderman. Cuomo said that Singas will …

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