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Mexico and police chief slam Texas' new 'sanctuary city' ban


Abbott signed the measure on Facebook Live Sunday evening without advance notice, which critics say was to avoid protesters but the governor's office says was to take advantage of social media. Abbott recently signed a law effectively banning sanctuary cities across in Texas. This law applies to universities across the state of Texas but it doesn't apply to churches. Read More »

Raptors' Kyle Lowry labels himself 'doubtful' for Sunday's Game 4 against Cavaliers

He missed Thursday's practice and Friday's shootaround before being listed as active for Game 3. Lowry , the Raptors' second-leading scorer in this series, believes trying to play Friday night likely made the ankle worse. The Rockets' three-man bench of Eric Gordon, Nene and Lou Williams combined for 10 points on three-of-19 shooting. ". At one point, we were one of the better offensive teams in the league, depending on the 3s, knocking down the 3, and now we have to transfer it from ... Read More »

Brexit Minister Vows: Britain Won't Be Bullied by Brussels

The defense secretary's statement came mere hours after Brexit Secretary David Davis argued a "line was crossed" by Europe when it suggested Britain could be made to pay a €100 billion (£84.5 billion/US$110 billion) "exit bill". "If she decides to restart her professional life in the United Kingdom, will she still be able to require that her social security rights obtained in Spain are taken into account by the United Kingdom". Read More »

WH highlights Clapper testimony on Trump-Russia collusion

Yates was sacked in January after telling her staff at the Department of Justice not to implement the order. Yates is testifying May 8, 2017, before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Despite landslide victory, Macron has his work cut out for him


Le Pen responded to defeat by vowing she would lead her anti-immigration National Front (FN) strongly into the legislative elections. Stocks across Europe are largely lower on Monday morning despite Emmanuel Macron securing a decisive and bigger than expected victory in Sunday's French presidential election. Read More »

2 doctors killed in penthouse of Boston luxury condo

Police say 30-year-old Bampumim Teixeira fired at officers when they confronted him at the door. Richard Field , 49, was able to send a text message to a friend for help from his luxury apartment building on Dorchester Avenue Friday night. Read More »

Five things we learned from the Sally Yates hearing

This is no small thing, as Nance said, "Yates says the more the "explanation" Flynn gave was increasing series of lies that would create 'even more compromise.' Wow". Yates is likely to testify Monday that she warned White House counsel Don McGahn on January 26 that Flynn's contacts - and the discrepancies between what the White House said happened on the calls and what actually occurred - had left him in a compromised position, according to a person familiar with her expected statements. Read More »

After Big Win, A Huge Challenge Round The Corner For President Macron


Trump had backed neither Macron nor his far-right rival Marine Le Pen ahead of the vote's second round. Jean-Luc Melenchon-the left-wing populist who some have compared to Sen. "Let's not fool ourselves: The score shows that. there is a real desire for far-right extremism in the population", French historian Nicolas Lebourg told left-leaning newspaper Liberation . Read More »

Theresa May's Conservatives open up record lead, latest poll

Ms Davidson insisted then: "We won the local government election is Gordon this week, beating the SNP into second place". Alex Salmond has accused the Tories of making "vainglorious boasts" about their chances of winning his seat in the General Election, as he warned Ruth Davidson she could be brought "back down to earth with a bump" by the voters. Read More »

Local elections 2017: What results mean for Theresa May

The campaign is barely a week old and if the SNP message is already looking shop-soiled that's because it is. He said: "We all knew there was a surge for the Tories coming in the region and elsewhere but this really is much bigger than we ever anticipated". Read More »

Montreal declares state of emergency from flooding

People "broke out in tears (seeing the devastation) when I brought them home to fetch their bags", he said. "We are talking about historic levels of water because of the important snow up north and the rains that have come down continuously in April and this past week in May", Lessard said. Read More »

North Korea claims plot reveals US state-sponsored terrorism

Last week, KCNA said the North Korean government had uncovered "hideous terrorists' group" that had sought to kill Kim Jong-un with unspecified biochemical agents. Last year, Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in prison after he confessed to trying to steal a propaganda banner. Read More »

North Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of plotting to assassinate Kim Jong


US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said this week that Washington was working on more sanctions against North Korea , if it takes steps that merit a new response. North Korea claimed that "radioactive substance and nano poisonous substances" were used in the attempt on the life of their leader. The alleged plan to use a biochemical agent on a member of North Korea's ruling family resembles the assassination earlier this year of Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother at a Malaysian airport. Read More »

Starmer vows MPs could veto Brexit under Labour

Trailing by 20 percentage points in the polls, Labour is struggling to come up with at strategy to stem what could be a landslide victory for May. "This election is not about the kind of tribal politics that has held sway in Wales and elsewhere for many years". Read More »

Mother says Facebook not to blame for daughter's murder

Just weeks after a man recorded himself shooting and killing an elderly stranger in Cleveland and then uploaded the footage to Facebook , another man in Thailand broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter on the social media platform. Read More »

Appeals court set to hear arguments on Trump's revised travel ban

Chuang ruled at the time that the portion of the President's executive order that banned travel from six Muslim-majority countries was unconstitutional. This story has been corrected to reflect that Judge Niemeyer was appointed to the court by President George H.W. Bush, not President Ronald Reagan. Read More »

Trump's team 'was warned Russians could blackmail' Michael Flynn

She had been scheduled to appear in March before the House intelligence committee, but that hearing was canceled. "That created a compromised situation". Sally Yates, former deputy attorney general, is expected to testify Monday that she had warned the White House about contacts between Flynn and Russian Federation before being fired by Trump. Read More »

Healthcare debate continues as Trump returns to the White House

Coverage would be disrupted for millions nearly immediately , according to a Congressional Budget Office analysis of a previous iteration of the legislation. "Quite frankly, we didn't make the modifications over the last six, seven years, for obvious reasons, to make that bill better". He memorably told MSNBC that first Congress had to pass the bill, "and then we can have the chance to really explain what's in it". Read More »

Exactly Zero Female Senators Are Working On The Healthcare Bill

The AHCA now heads to the Senate. Several have raised questions about how the legislation would provide for people with pre-existing medical conditions or those who do not have much money. "We think we need to do even more support for people who are older", he acknowledged. If you have a story about how Obamacare saved you or your family , now is the time to speak up about it. Read More »

Health care debate shifting over to Senate

Republican Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who is not seeking re-election next year, warned the bill "has the potential to severely harm the health and lives of people in south Florida". Almost every major medical group, including the American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association, and the AARP advocacy group for older Americans, strongly opposed the Bill. Read More »

Trump assures Abbas Israeli-Palestinian peace


Lerman said in a conference call hosted by The Israel Project, which publishes The Tower, that Trump's approach to the peace process would mark a return to the stance adopted by former Secretary of State James Baker, who said, "we can not want peace more than the sides themselves". Read More »

More Chibok schoolgirls to regain freedom soon: Nigerian minister

When the girls were snatched from their hostel beds at midnight in 2014, it caused global outrage and sparked the social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls, which saw celebrities join in support of the movement. "We still have 113 out there waiting to be brought back home but right now, we are delighted, its a happy day and we are looking forward to the fact that 82 families would be able to have undiluted joy when they finally are reunited with their daughters". Read More »

Canada reports progress with USA on lumber, 'but not there yet'


The step escalates an economic battle among neighboring countries that normally have one of the friendliest worldwide relationships in the world. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has alleged that Canada "intends to effectively cut off the last dairy products being exported from the United States". Read More »