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Houston Officials hope Harvey convinces Congress to fund coastal barrier

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HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday gave his strongest endorsement to date for constructing a physical coastal barrier to protect the region from deadly storm surge during hurricanes. Though such a barrier system would not have guarded against the unrelenting and unprecedented rain Hurricane Harvey dumped on the area, Turner — one of the…

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Donald Trump is obsessed with impeachment — and lashing out

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An irate Donald Trump said Friday he welcomes the prospect of an impeachment trial, as the US leader lashed out at "crazy" and "corrupt" opponents probing potential abuse of presidential power.

After a week of dramatic impeachment testimony from current and former administration officials, an embattled Trump took to a favorite broadcaster to air a long, occasionally incoherent list of grievances -- against the FBI, his political adversaries, impeachment inquiry leaders, the "deep state," and more.

"These people are sick," Trump raged down the telephone line to Fox at the start of a 53-minute tirade that showed how angered and unsettled he has been by an impeachment inquiry that threatens his presidency.

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Intelligence agencies briefed the Senate on Russian propaganda blaming Ukraine — Republicans didn’t believe it

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Friday it was revealed that Russia has worked on a disinformation campaign to blame Ukraine for the 2016 election meddling.

Every U.S. and international intelligence agency (other than Russia) has confirmed that Russia was at fault for the election meddling. Facebook and Twitter released information about the costs and ad buys done by Russian disinformation campaigns. Yet, Russia is now attempting to blame Ukraine.

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DOJ report clears FBI’s Russia probe of any anti-Trump political bias

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Despite President Donald Trump ordering the Dept. of Justice to investigate the FBI amid false far right wing conspiracy theories the president himself has spread, the DOJ's inspector general will issue a report clearing the Bureau's Russia probe of any anti-Trump political bias.

The several-hundred page report will find that the investigation into Russia's attack on the U.S. 2016 election and into the actions of Donald Trump and his associates was "legally and factually justified," The Washington Post reports.

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