US Lawmaker, Trent Franks, promise aide $5m to have his baby

The eight-term lawmaker abruptly resigned Friday, bowing to an ultimatum from House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Ryan told Franks that he would refer the allegations to the Ethics Committee and urged him to step aside.

The former aide said the congressman, at least four times, asked if she would be willing to act as a surrogate in exchange for money.

Franks, in his statement announcing his resignation, said he and his wife, who have struggled with infertility, have twins who were carried through surrogacy.

The former aide said the conversations took place in private, sometimes in the congressman’s car, and that she repeatedly told him she wasn’t interested.

She said she never filed a formal complaint because until recently, she didn’t know where to go, but

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Tragedy: Gunman attack Baptist church during service in Texas, shot at least 20 people dead

Gunman attack Baptist church during service in TexasThe gunman was killed after a short chase, CNN reported, quoting a sheriff’s office spokesman in Guadalupe County. It was unclear whether the shooter died from a police bullet or at his own hand.

The worshippers were killed at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small rural community about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio, reports said.

Wilson County Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. told AFP there were multiple fatalities and multiple people wounded, but he could not officially confirm the number. With details rapidly unfolding, some unnamed officials were quoted in media reports citing tolls as high as 27 dead and 20 or more wounded.

The shooter reportedly walked into the church shortly before noon — at a morni

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Trump presidency is ‘over’ — Fired White House senior strategist, Steve Bannon

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Steve Bannon was earlier removed from his role as the White House chief strategist. Trump accepted Bannon’s resignation on Friday, ending his seven months as Trump’s chief strategist.

Following his exit from the West Wing on Friday, ex-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared that the Donald Trump presidency that his brand of populist, right-wing conservatives helped make a reality is “over.”

In an interview with Weekly Standard, he said

‘the Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over. We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. There’ll be al

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Donald Trump’s Spokesman, Mark Corallo Has Resigned

Mark Corallo’s resignation comes after weeks of tension between the White House and the President’s legal team.

In recent weeks, Trump has said that his legal team has not done enough to beat back allegations linked to the federal investigations into Russian efforts to influence last year’s election.

The legal team has also complained about the President and the White House’s response to revelations concerning the Russia probe including the President’s refusal to heed their advice not to publicly discuss or tweet about the Russia investigation and with the White House’s handling of reports connected to the probe.

At the moment, President Trump is reshuffling his legal team as special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation moves ahead with his investigation.

Politico reporte

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Video: OJ Simpson Granted Parole After 9 Years In Prison, to be released Oct1

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A Nevada parole board has granted O.J. Simpson parole after he served 9 years in Prison. The 70-year-old former NFL player was originally sentenced in 2008 to 33 years imprisonment for kidnapping, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon in Las Vegas back in a 2007. He could be released as early as October 1, 2017.

After learning he would be released, Simpson, 70, was emotional, showing visible relief. As he left the hearing room and went back inside the prison, Simpson could be heard saying, “Oh! God! Oh!”

Simpson delivered a rambling account of the case to the parole board earlier

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US warplane shot down Syrian jet near Raqqah

US warplane shot down Syrian jetA U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian jet on Sunday near the Islamic State-held city of Raqqah, according to US officials, creating the latest escalation between the U.S. and Syria since the civil war began six years ago.

The Pentagon said the U.S.-led coalition took the unprecedented move after a Syrian Su-22 attack aircraft bombed its allies who were fighting Islamic State militants south of the city of Tabqah, roughly 25 miles west of Raqqah.

A U.S.-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab militia fighters known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, is involved in a large-scale offensive on Raqqah, Islamic State’s self-declared capital in Syria.

About 4:30 p.m., Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar Assad attacked U.S. ground partners in the recently recaptured town of Ja

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Our “Father of all bombs” is badder than your “Mother of all bombs” — Russia, U.S. in bomb contest

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Recently, the United States launched it’s non-nuclear Mother of all Bombs against ISIS targets in Afghanistan.

Now, the Russian military has come out to say it’s own ‘Father of all Bombs’ is the most powerful thermobaric bomb of its kind, four times more powerful than the American “mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal and the largest non-nuclear bomb the United States has ever used in combat.

Based on the released specifications analysts say Russia could be right. “We believe it’s real,” said retired Col. Rick Francona, military analyst and former US military attaché in Syria. He continued to say,

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Barack Obama to make first public speech after leaving office

Obama to make first public speechSince leaving office as the 44th US President, Barack Obama has been relatively quiet, enjoying his vacation and luxury life. It’s been three months now, and he’s set to deliver the first public remarks of his post-presidency.

Obama is slated to speak with young leaders on Monday, April 24th in his adopted hometown of Chicago.

The event at the University of Chicago is billed by his office as a “conversation on community organizing and civic engagement” and a part of Obama’s goal to “encourage and support the next generation of leaders.”

Obama is also slated to appear with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin in late May.

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