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Funerals in Yemen are traditionally large affairs. When prominent figures die, hundreds or even thousands of people come to pay their respects and to pray for them. Abdulqader Hilal Al-Dabab, the mayor of Sana’a, Yemen’s capital, could expect such treatment. But Hilal used to ask for a simple burial. “If I get killed when I’m in office, I don’t want a state funeral,” he told his sons.
After a contentious debate, the House of Representatives has voted to extend a controversial government surveillance program that powers American spying operations, as it voted down a proposal to include new privacy measures.
More indictments are coming this year in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the presidential election, a Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee predicted.
WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - A group of Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday wrote to Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, asking whether in his talks with foreign officials he had ever discussed financing for a deeply indebted Kushner Companies property in Manhattan.
MOGADISHU, Somalia—New evidence in the Daily Beast investigation of a U.S.-led ground operation in Somalia last August further implicates U.S. Special Operations Forces directly in the death of 10 civilians. Among the new elements is an interview with a Somali National Army soldier who says he saw the Americans firing on unarmed victims.
(CNN)"War is hell."
Rep. Ted Lieu wants the FBI to brief lawmakers about why the agency didn't inform dozens of former and current U.S. officials that they were the targets of Russian hackers.
The Republican tax reform push in Washington is setting off budgetary alarm bells in high-tax states like New York, California and New Jersey, in the latest political skirmish to pit national Republicans against Democratic state and big-city leaders.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Tuesday grilled Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, peppering the nation's top cop with questions about his past statements about meeting with Russian officials.
Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions insisted Tuesday that he omitted mention of meetings with the then-Russian ambassador when he filled out security forms because he had been advised that senators need not list official meetings.