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White House doctor Ronny Jackson withdraws from VA nominationBy Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's physician Ronny Jackson withdrew on Thursday from consideration to head the Department of Veterans Affairs after allegations about misconduct mounted and a Senate panel postponed his confirmation hearing. "While I will forever be grateful for the trust and confidence President Trump has placed in me by giving me this opportunity, I am regretfully withdrawing my nomination to be Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs," Jackson said in a statement. The Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs was investigating allegations that Jackson, a U.S. Navy rear admiral who has been physician to three presidents, had overseen a hostile work environment as White House physician, drank on the job and allowed the overprescribing of drugs.


 

France's President Emmanuel Macron touches his hand to his heart as he finishes his address Instead he urged it to embrace the historic bond between the two countries to launch a new era of 21st century leadership and security. Mr Macron told a joint meeting of Congress, "the American and French people have had a rendez-vous with freedom".

 

A six-month investigation between authorities in Canada and the United States has led to the arrest of a Vancouver Island man for his part in a large-scale drug smuggling operation. The co-ordinated effort between the RCMP, US Homeland Security and the US Coast Guard led to the arrest of 51-year-old William Milton Barnes of Victoria, and a Washington State man.

 

The co-owner of a Colorado crane company where the suspect in a deadly weekend shooting at a Nashville restaurant once worked said she had urged federal officials to keep him in custody after he was arrested at the White House last year. Travis Reinking, 29, is accused of opening fire Sunday outside a Waffle House with an AR-15 rifle and then storming the restaurant, wearing only a green jacket.

 

A toast to 'unbreakable friendship': Trump and Melania pull out all the stops as they host President Macron, the French first lady and 120 guests at the White House for glittering state dinner 'You may shut the f*** up': Shocking video emerges of Port Authority commissioner flashing her badge during a traffic stop and telling cops they 'ruined her holiday' by pulling over her daughter's friend Federal judge rules AGAINST the Trump administration's decision to end DACA, calls program 'unlawful' and says it must resume in major blow to the White House Trump's VA nominee and personal doctor was 'repeatedly drunk at work, nicknamed "the Candy Man" for handing out pills and banged on a female employee's hotel room after a night out on an Obama overseas trip until Secret Service intervened' EXCLUSIVE: My Trump campaign lover wanted to abort baby we conceived when his wife was pregnant and said ... (more)

 

Lesko is running against Hiral ... . FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo, Democratic candidate for the Arizona 8th Congressional District special election, Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, left, talks with a supporter at a local restaurant in Sun City, Ariz.

 

House Democrats, frustrated by what they see as GOP inaction and with an eye on midterm elections, on Tuesday held the first of what they hope to be several interviews with witnesses who have not been interrogated in the Republican-led Russia investigations. Democrats on the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees interviewed former Cambridge Analytica employee Christopher Wylie, who sparked a global debate over electronic privacy in March when he revealed that a data-mining firm affiliated with President Donald Trump's campaign gathered millions of Facebook profiles to influence elections.

 

Senate Republicans said Tuesday they were waiting for the White House to decide what to do with embattled Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson, after President Trump sent strong signals that Jackson might soon withdraw. Trump said at a White House press conference that he is leaving it up to Jackson whether he wants to remain the nominee, but said openly that he wondered whether it's worthwhile , an apparent reference to new problems that have surfaced with Jackson's background, including fostering a hostile work environment, improperly distributing drugs, and possibly drinking on the job.

 

He is one of a number of Democrats running for California'a 39th Congressional District seat. . FILE - This Feb. 24, 2018, file photo shows Democratic congressional candidate Doug Applegate at the California Democratic State Convention in San Diego.

 

One in three older Americans with Medicare drug coverage is prescribed opioid painkillers, but for those who develop a dangerous addiction there is one treatment Medicare won't cover: methadone. Methadone is the oldest, and experts say, the most effective of the three approved medications used to treat opioid addiction.

 

Republicans who control the Arizona Senate were prevented from ensuring that ailing Sen. John McCain's seat isn't on the November ballot if he leaves office. Minority Democrats voted as a block on Monday against the measure, preventing an emergency clause from being tacked onto legislation changing how members of Congress who die or resign are replaced.

 

Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday. Former President George H.W. Bush watches flight operations aboard USS George H.W. Bush , Photo Date: 7/14/10 / Photo: Nicholas Hall / MGN Jim McGrath said on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is "responding to treatments and appears to be recovering."

 

Authorities had mounted a massive manhunt for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, after the Sunday morning shooting at a Waffle House in Nashville. More than 100 police officers had been going door-to-door and searching wooded areas, joined by dozens of agents with the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and officers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

 

In this April 13, 2018 file photo, Hillary Clinton speaks during the ninth annual Women in the World Summit in New York. Clinton says press rights and free speech are "under open assault" under Donald Trump, and has likened his administration to an authoritarian regime.

 

Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don't make enough money, and half say they'd support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise. The findings of the new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research come amid recent teacher strikes and other protests over low pay, tough classroom conditions and the amount of money allocated to public schools in several Republican-led states.

 

Home Secretary Amber Rudd is to update MPs on the Windrush generation scandal after it was confirmed the Government will pay compensation to long-standing UK residents whose migration status was challenged. Prime Minister Theresa May announced the compensation plan on Friday, with aides saying the Home Office would provide details of eligibility for the scheme and how payments will be calculated.

 

President Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Pompeo, faces serious opposition including a rare rebuke expected before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as all Democrats, and at least one Republican, have said they will oppose him. Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo speaks during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his confirmation on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 12, 2018.

 

The Canadian singer said, 'I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest,' in an interview. Seeing how she's a Canadian citizen, Shania Twain couldn't vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

 


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