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Trump says Democrats faked Russian interference...Britain to begin Brexit March 29... Norway called the world's happiest nation

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 20, 2017 at 6:54 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is accusing the Democrats of making up and pushing the story that Russia interfered with U.S. presidential election "as an excuse for running a terrible campaign." Trump also tweeted this morning that former Intelligence Director James Clapper and others had stated that there is no evidence that Trump colluded with Russia.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Intelligence Committee will hear today from FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Michael Rogers as lawmakers look into allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election. Lawmakers also will look at President Donald Trump's allegations that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower during the presidential campaign.

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government says that on March 29 it will trigger Article 50, signaling Britain's exit from the European Union. Brexit Secretary David Davis says the country is "on the threshold of the most important negotiation" for a generation.

LONDON (AP) — A falling tree in Ghana has killed at least 17 people, mostly students. Officials say the large tree fell at Ghana's Kintampo Waterfall yesterday and that the victims had been caught in a rainstorm.

HELSINKI (AP) — The people of Norway have been declared the happiest people in the world, and they're pretty happy about it. The World Happiness Report says despite the plummeting price of oil — a key part of Norway's economy — the country has a "feeling of community" and it's the "human things that matter." Norway's foreign minister says in a tweet that the news is "A good start on a Monday."

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