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'We Will Not Be Intimidated' - Donald Trump Addresses Congressional Baseball Game 'We Will Not Be Intimidated' - Donald Trump Addresses Congressional Baseball Game
- June 29, 2017

The Associated Press reported Thursday night that Scalise's doctors had said the majority whip "remains in critical condition but has shown improvement". A huge ovation came from the crowd, which swelled to a record 24,959, when Special Agent David Bailey , one of the Capitol Police officers injured in the attack on Republicans at their ball practice in Virginia, threw out the first pitch. (more...)
CNN Resignations A Sign Of The High Stakes In Covering Trump's Administration CNN Resignations A Sign Of The High Stakes In Covering Trump's Administration
- June 29, 2017

CNN made a note that the story did not correspond to their editorial standards, that's why it had been removed. While promoting their new video release, Project Veritas labeled CNN "American Pravda", quoting CNN producer John Bonifield , who was caught on tape admitting how Trump has been "good for business" as the there is "no real proof" on the Russian Federation scandal, but it's a business. (more...)
Michelle Carter Found Guilty Of Involuntary Manslaughter Michelle Carter Found Guilty Of Involuntary Manslaughter
- June 27, 2017

After she knew that he'd passed away, Carter did not tell his family that he'd killed himself, nor did she call police. " And finally, she did not issue a simple additional instruction: 'Get out of the truck '". Roys father said outside court that the family was pleased with the conviction. According to a psychiatrist testifying for the defense, Carter was taking the antidepressant Celexa at the time of Roy's death , which targets the part of the brain in control of empathy and ... (more...)
Demonstrators Chant 'Black Lives Matter' During Charleena Lyles Protest in Seattle Demonstrators Chant 'Black Lives Matter' During Charleena Lyles Protest in Seattle
- June 26, 2017

Sgt. Sean Whitcomb, a Seattle police spokesman, said Wednesday that officers are trained to focus on "time, distance and shielding" in protecting themselves and others from a threat: "What is my need to intervene at this very moment?" Anderson, who joined the department in 2015, said he drew his pistol, asked for fast backup on his radio and, along with McNew, told Lyles to "get back". (more...)
Smoke on the Water: Images of Castaic Lake Wildfire Smoke on the Water: Images of Castaic Lake Wildfire
- June 26, 2017

Ron Singleton previously told City News Service . Fire officials said the fire had scorched about five acres by about 2:30 p.m. and spread swiftly to more than 500 acres an hour and a half later. Almost 400 firefighters and five aircraft are working on getting full containment of the fire on Monday. June 17, 4:56 p.m. The ranks of firefighting personnel grew to more than 450 and on Sunday morning found themselves busy putting out "hotspots". (more...)
Mom left toddlers in hot vehicle to teach a 'lesson' Mom left toddlers in hot vehicle to teach a 'lesson'
- June 25, 2017

Police say she admitted she left her kids in the auto to "teach them a lesson ". Randolph said that after she closed the auto door on her two children she went inside her residence and smoked marijuana, then took a two-to-three hour nap, according to a news release from the Parker County Sheriff's Office . (more...)
Police Say Road Rage Led To Killing Of Muslim Girl In Virginia Police Say Road Rage Led To Killing Of Muslim Girl In Virginia
- June 21, 2017

Meanwhile, Muslim groups planned vigils around the country Tuesday to honor Hassanen. Groups in New York , Washington, Boston , Philadelphia , San Francisco , Los Angeles and Detroit are joining the effort. Police did not describe the second assault. According to her autopsy, Hassanen suffered from blunt force trauma to the upper body, police said. Two boys in the group told the AP they didn't see anything that would make them think the attack was a hate crime, and that they even ... (more...)
Justices say government can't refuse disparaging trademarks
- June 20, 2017

After years of protesting and asking the team's owners to change the name, the activists began targeting the trademark protections in 1992, under the view that the anti-disparagement clause provided a leverage point against the nickname. All eight Justices joined in part of the decision, with four offering a concurring opinion on part of it. It's the linchpin of constitutional free speech, and Monday's decision extended that idea to trademarks. (more...)
Kaepernick compares police officers to 'runaway slave patrol' Kaepernick compares police officers to 'runaway slave patrol'
- June 20, 2017

The officer testified that Castile was pulling his gun out of his pocket despite his commands not to do so. "A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without outcome, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled", Kaepernick wrote. (more...)
White House pushing Republicans in the House to relax new Russian Federation sanctions White House pushing Republicans in the House to relax new Russian Federation sanctions
- June 20, 2017

The bill, which passed 98-2, includes an array of penalties aimed at choking off the vast financial networks that US lawmakers say Moscow and Tehran need to sustain their destabilizing behavior. Chuck Schumer of NY, the minority leader, said Wednesday. In a state-television interview which aired Saturday, Russian president Vladimir Putin said that the proposed sanctions were "harmful" and would "complicate Russia-American relations". (more...)
Lawmakers Praise Trump's New Cuba Policy Lawmakers Praise Trump's New Cuba Policy
- June 20, 2017

Furthermore, one of the few policy changes that the Trump administration is making-banning people-to-people travel to Cuba-will likely hinder democratization efforts in Cuba . Speaking at the Manuel Artime Theater - named after the man who led the failed CIA-backed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 - Trump announced: "We do not want USA dollars to prop up a military monopoly that exploits and abuses the citizens of Cuba ". (more...)
Trump orders more cash, industry input, for apprenticeships Trump orders more cash, industry input, for apprenticeships
- June 19, 2017

The executive order gives businesses, trade unions and other third-party entities more flexibility to develop "high-quality" technical education programs eligible for expedited review by the Department of Labor . Critics may say that apprenticeships aren't an effective way to close the skills gap - but in restaurants, we know they work, because we're already doing it. (more...)
Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke rejects Homeland Security position Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke rejects Homeland Security position
- June 19, 2017

Also, the governor's office told us Friday it hasn't received Clarke's letter of resignation. At the time, a spokeswoman for the agency said no announcement on Clarke had been made. Clarke has drawn a considerable amount of controversy as Milwaukee County sheriff. He added he is still reviewing his options, both inside and outside government. (more...)
Doctors report Warmbier's brain damage while voices grow for NK travel ban
- June 19, 2017

Warmbier, who was in a coma when he was released, suffered "extensive loss of brain tissue in all regions of the brain", one of his doctors said . He opens his eyes but does not show signs of understanding language or responding, Dr. An Ohio hospital spokeswoman says the American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma suffered a "severe neurological injury". (more...)
Iran launches missile strike into Syria for Tehran attacks Iran launches missile strike into Syria for Tehran attacks
- June 19, 2017

Iran's Revolutionary Guard, a hard-line paramilitary force, has seen advisers and fighters killed in the conflict. Activists in Syria said they had no immediate information on damage or casualties from the strikes, launched from Iran's Kurdistan and Kermanshah provinces. (more...)
Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners
- June 18, 2017

Paul. The vigil was held after St. Antho. The finding was in line with recent history showing trials of police officers often end in non-convictions - almost 40 percent of the time for those that Philip Stinson, a criminologist at Ohio's Bowling Green State University, has tracked since 2005. (more...)
Southwest US preps for 120 temps: Water, water, more water Southwest US preps for 120 temps: Water, water, more water
- June 18, 2017

The National Weather Service said it wants the public to know the difference between signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Mid-90s daytime high temperatures were expected on Monday, before seeing the mercury ramp back to, or above, the 100-degree mark beginning on Tuesday. (more...)
Afghan soldier opens fire on US troops, 3 wounded
- June 18, 2017

An investigation has been launched into the incident, he added but did not detail the incident. The U.S. military says that seven America soldiers were wounded in the insider attack by an Afghan soldier. Three U.S. Army soldiers - Sgt. Eric M. Houck, 25, of Baltimore, Maryland; Sgt. William M. Bays, 29 of Barstow, California; and Cpl. "We only have reports of injured foreign troops", said Muhammad Radmanish, the ministry's spokesman. (more...)
President Trump now under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, WAPO reports President Trump now under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, WAPO reports
- June 17, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey testified last week that he told Trump the Bureau was not looking into him personally, before Trump dismissed him. It emerged last week Mr Comey leaked a memo he wrote after meeting Mr Trump to a friend in the media, to combat Mr Trump's claims about the pair's conversations. (more...)
Texas congressman identifies member of staff who was shot in Alexandria, Virginia Texas congressman identifies member of staff who was shot in Alexandria, Virginia
- June 16, 2017

Rep. Roger Williams , R-Texas, is transported away from the scene by emergency medical service personnel. Barth, who had been transported to the hospital after the shooting, was back at the Capitol and back on his feet for the TV interview. (more...)
Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean' Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'
- June 14, 2017

The president's characterization of the AHCA may seem odd, given the Rose Garden victory lap he held for the law when it passed the House in May - where he lauded House leadership for putting together an "unbelievable" bill. Tom Cotton, Alaska Sen. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, who has been part of a group of senators working on the draft legislation, said Sunday on ABC News' "This Week" that he was unsure he could vote for the bill based on what he has seen of it. (more...)
#PhilandoCastile: Closing Arguments Complete, Jury Begins Deliberations in Trial of Jeronimo Yanez
- June 14, 2017

Jeronimo Yanez , a 29-year-old Latino officer, is charged in the July 6 death of Philando Castile , a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker in the St. Paul suburb of St. He also alluded to testimony from defense witnesses who portrayed Yanez as a good and honest man. She has declined to comment previously, but she said, "We need to stand in solidarity to let them know that this is not about ourselves". (more...)
Two Kerr County toddlers die after being left in auto Two Kerr County toddlers die after being left in auto
- June 11, 2017

Amanda Hawkins , 19, left her two little daughters in her vehicle on one of the hottest days of the year because she wanted to have fun with friends. She allegedly told authorities that she didn't want to take them to the hospital "because she didn't want to get into trouble". The sheriff stated after returning to the auto and finding the children in trouble, Hawkins did not immediately take the children to a hospital. (more...)
Haley says Trump believes climate is changing Haley says Trump believes climate is changing
- June 10, 2017

President Donald Trump does believe the world's climate is changing and humans bear some responsibility, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview . Haley claimed that Trump was aware of climate change. The announcement drew sharp reactions from world leaders who criticized President Trump , while they affirmed their commitment to protecting the planet. (more...)
McCain says his confusing questions resulted from tiredness
- June 10, 2017

John McCain suggested that he was exhausted when he questioned fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey on Thursday, a performance that lit up Twitter and the Internet with unsparing criticism. So she was clearly involved in this whole situation where fake news, as you just described it, is a big deal took place. "I think that the American people have a whole lot of questions out there, particularly since you just emphasized the role that Russian Federation played", ... (more...)
Lesson learned in Texas boy's Lesson learned in Texas boy's "dry drowning" saves life of Colorado toddler
- June 10, 2017

Then on Saturday, almost a week later, the boy woke up and complained of shoulder pain. Dry drowning occurs when water enters the lungs when a person breathes in, allowing small amounts of water into the air sacs, which makes the airway muscles spasm. (more...)
Republican-led House committee asked for 'unmasked' Russian Federation intelligence
- June 05, 2017

Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that in 2016 alone, almost 2,000 names of USA citizens were unmasked. Those subpoenas were reportedly issued exclusively by Republican Rep. Devin Nunes , the committee chairman, with no input from Democrats. The most intriguing detail of the subpoenas is the demand for any information related to requests for unmasking by Samantha Power, President Obama's ambassador to the ... (more...)
Clayton Kershaw becomes one of the fastest to reach 2000 strikeouts
- June 04, 2017

Clayton Kershaw struck out 14 over seven innings of one-run ball and became the second fastest pitcher in Major League Baseball history to reach two-thousand strikeouts behind Randy Johnson . "It will be cool someday, I guess when you retire you look back at that stuff", Kershaw said about the milestone. Wheeler, 26, saw his first major league action this year with Minnesota, allowing five runs - three earned - in three innings in two relief appearances. (more...)
Will Houston Join San Antonio, Austin Immigration Lawsuit? Will Houston Join San Antonio, Austin Immigration Lawsuit?
- June 03, 2017

El Paso County and the city of El Cenizo have already filed challenges to the law. Texas technically has no sanctuary cities, but an effort to push back against immigration raids under Barack Obama's administration has remained lively - something Texas Republicans are unhappy with. (more...)
Explosion at Wisconsin corn milling plant kills at least 1
- June 03, 2017

Two of the 17 employees that were on shift at the Didion Milling plant on Highway 146 in Cambria were still missing as of about 5 a.m. Thursday, Sheriff Dennis Richards said during a press conference at the Cambria Village Hall on Edgewater Street. (more...)
No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?
- June 03, 2017

Specifically, Trump proposed giving states the choice between a per capita cap and a block grant to "prioritize Medicaid dollars to the most vulnerable populations". In other words - a cruelty wrapped in a lie."What we are doing is growing Medicaid more slowly over the 10-year budget window than the Congressional Budget Office says that we should or says that we will under current law", Mulvaney said. (more...)
Portland June 10 March Against Sharia Cancelled Portland June 10 March Against Sharia Cancelled
- June 02, 2017

The ACLU of OR has responded on Twitter , saying in part, "The government can not revoke OR deny a permit based on the viewpoint of the demonstrators". "He frequently used the n-word and saluted Hitler". "I am appealing to the organizers of the alt-right demonstrations to cancel the events they have scheduled on June 4 and June 10". (more...)
Speller's journey shows how tough national bee has become
- June 01, 2017

As Twyman and friends watch the finals "together" Thursday night via video call, they'll play a drinking game that celebrates spelling bee tropes. Even if one of the favorites ends up winning, the bee still has plenty of surprises. And so far, she's having fun. This year, the bee added a second written and vocabulary test that the remaining spellers will take before the prime time finals on Thursday. (more...)
Dealership owner: 2 killed may have been bounty hunters
- June 01, 2017

At least one of three men killed in a shootout Tuesday inside the showroom of a Nissan dealership in Greenville, Texas, near Dallas, was Corpus Christi resident Fidel Garcia, Jr. "He always performed his investigations with the utmost integrity", Peters said, adding that Garcia commonly wore both audio and visual recording devices while working. (more...)
Minnesota officer charged in Castile shooting goes on trial
- May 31, 2017

This case is different in significant ways. "This is different in both of those very important ways". Yanez is charged with second-degree manslaughter, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Defense attorney Earl Gray objected to a transcript provided by the prosecution that shows Reynolds making three references to Castile's permit to carry a weapon. (more...)
Sato holds off Helio to give Andretti another Indy 500 win Sato holds off Helio to give Andretti another Indy 500 win
- May 30, 2017

Takuma Sato became the first Japanese victor of the Indianapolis 500 as he denied Helio Castroneves (EH'-lee-oh kas-troh-NEH'-vehs) a record-tying fourth victory. Takuma Sato, of Japan, kisses the Yard of Bricks on the start/finish line after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Indianapolis . (more...)
Abbott: Announcement on special session later in week Abbott: Announcement on special session later in week
- May 30, 2017

We're talking about a possible special legislative session. It is widely expected that Abbott will call lawmakers back into session for a short-turnaround meeting - possibly just a few days in duration - to pass a bill continuing the operations of the Texas Medical Board and four related regulatory agencies. (more...)
Hillary Clinton Roasts Donald Trump in Wellesley College Commencement Speech Hillary Clinton Roasts Donald Trump in Wellesley College Commencement Speech
- May 29, 2017

Clinton was referencing the ongoing FBI investigation into alleged ties between members of Trump's campaign and Russians that attempted to hack the USA presidential election, reports the CNN. "You may have heard that things didn't exactly go the way I planned", she said Friday . "Long walks in the woods". Proving once and for all that Hillary Clinton is a girl after our own heart, the politician has revealed that wine helped her navigate the tricky period following last November's ... (more...)
To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
- May 29, 2017

The group will return to the cemetery later this week to clean up the flags. "I hope it will give them a sense of honor towards this because they are younger". Monday's first public ceremony will be conducted at 10 a.m.at Rosedale Cemetery, 840 Sixth Avenue South, in Payette, by members of Payette American Legion Post 33. (more...)
Senate Republicans head home still searching for health care deal
- May 28, 2017

After months of avoiding a vote on the divisive issue, the House on Sunday amended Senate Bill 2078 with language that would've required school districts to provide single-occupancy bathrooms, lockers rooms and changing facilities for students who don't want to use the ones associated with their "biological sex". (more...)
G-7 Source: US Gets More Time for Climate Pact Decision
- May 28, 2017

But the United Nations-brokered deal marked the first time the world, including the US and China , the biggest polluters by far , agreed to slash emissions with the intent of halting global warming. A short time later, scuffles broke out among protesters near the ancient hilltop town of Taormina where the summit had taken place under high security. (more...)
Provocative Israeli parade in occupied Jerusalem focus of dailies — Newspapers Review Provocative Israeli parade in occupied Jerusalem focus of dailies — Newspapers Review
- May 28, 2017

First Lady Melania Trump appeared to twice slap away Mr. Trump's hand during their trip overseas together. The Yomiuri ShimbunIt is important for the United States to build a solid strategy and enhance its clout in the Middle East in pursuit of stability and the eradication of extremist organizations in the region. (more...)
CBO: Republicans' AHCA Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured CBO: Republicans' AHCA Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured
- May 26, 2017

In a blow to Republicans, the nonpartisan analysts were also critical of 11th-hour provisions that GOP leaders had added to pick up votes and assure the bill's passage. The AHCA replaces government subsidies created to help lower- and middle-income people afford insurance premiums with tax credits based on age. And it said costs could rise in states that apply for waivers to modify or remove the " essential health benefits ", such as maternity care, that are now required in all ... (more...)
Plinko Record Broken On 'The Price Is Right' Plinko Record Broken On 'The Price Is Right'
- May 26, 2017

When Carey gave him the free Plinko chip that every player gets to start with, Ryan exclaimed with amazement, "There's only 10 of these in existence!" After that, Ryan kept the enthusiasm going on his way to hitting $10,000 three times (which is unheard of) while playing Plinko. (more...)
Key benchmarks in President Donald Trump's budget
- May 25, 2017

The funding cuts in Trump's plan for the fiscal year beginning in October would mark a stark decrease in non-military U.S. government engagement overseas as the administration pursues Trump's "America First" agenda. Many Republicans are also stating their opposing to the budget, such as Republican Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas as she stated her disagreement on Bloomberg TV. (more...)
Trump Told Russians Firing 'Nut Job' Comey Relieved Pressure on Him Trump Told Russians Firing 'Nut Job' Comey Relieved Pressure on Him
- May 25, 2017

Another government official who spoke to The Times said Trump was using a "negotiating tactic" with Lavrov when he explained the "pressure" he faced. In a statement Mr Spicer said Mr Comey's pursuit of the probe had harmed Mr Trump's ability to deal with Russian Federation over issues including Syria and Ukraine. (more...)
Chris Christie: 'I wouldn't let General Flynn into the White House' Chris Christie: 'I wouldn't let General Flynn into the White House'
- May 23, 2017

This warnings came when Christie served as chairman of Trump's transition team and before the team was made aware that Flynn, who served briefly as Trump's national security adviser, was under federal investigation . "Yeah, because he's not my cup of tea", Christie said when pressed by one reporter. "I think the President could be better served than he's been served", Christie said. (more...)
Trump just made a historic visit to a holy site in Jerusalem
- May 23, 2017

Trump, who is Protestant, is the first U.S. president to have Jewish members of his immediate family. Trump's actions since have left them disappointed, with the embassy remaining in Tel Aviv - at least for now - and the White House seeking to restart peace efforts. (more...)
House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz Will Resign Next Month House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz Will Resign Next Month
- May 22, 2017

Chaffetz is the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, one of the U.S. government bodies looking into Trump's decision to fire James Comeyas the head of Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as into claims about links between Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Moscow. (more...)
Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians
- May 22, 2017

But Flynn apparently gave indications that he is not going to turn on Trump. In fact, two days after his election, Trump traveled to Washington to meet with then-President Barack Obama - a meeting in which Obama cautioned Trump away from naming Flynn as his national security adviser. (more...)

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