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Trump lashes out at DOJ over travel ban legal strategy

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Trump undermined those arguments on Monday when he lashed out at what he called a "watered down" and a "politically correct" current version of his original order. His uncompromising language could complicate matters for administration lawyers charged with defending the travel ban in court. "It's kinda odd to have the defendant in Hawaii vs Trump acting as our co-counsel". Read More »

George Conway hits Trump over travel ban tweet

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The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) - which Conway appears to be referring to - litigates matters for the US government before the Supreme Court . 'Every sensible lawyer in WHCO and every political appointee at DOJ [would] agree with me (as some have already told me),' he continued. "The pt can not be stressed enough that tweets on legal matters seriously undermine Admin agenda and POTUS-and those who support him, as I do, need to reinforce that pt and not be shy about it". Read More »

Davidson ousts UNC, wins regional in 1st NCAA Tournament

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The Wildcats made it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time this year, and they made a memorable debut Friday. Davidson followed up its program's biggest victory with another one that ranks right up there - and it put the upstart Wildcats in control of the Chapel Hill Regional in the NCAA baseball tournament. Read More »

Harvard accepts, then rejects 10 incoming students after they shared offensive memes

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In this, the students were required to post provocative memes in the bigger group before being allowed into the smaller one, which was at one point called "Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens". Although the college spokesperson Rachel Dane maintains that the institution doesn't speak of the admission status of students publicly, the report collected testimonies of the students who were part of the dubious social media group. Read More »

Police name two London attackers

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said Butt was known to police and MI5, but because the probe into him did not reveal evidence of attack planning or other serious offending he was prioritised accordingly. Her devastated family described the vivacious woman as a devoted daughter and sister. "Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U.K., we will be there", Trump wrote. Read More »

MA driver killed in New Hampshire crash

She was ejected and died at the scene. A 21-year-old passenger, Karina Feliz, of Bradford, Massachusetts, was taken to Elliot Hospital with minor injuries. This accident is now under investigation. LONDONDERRY - A serious one vehicle crash closed part of Interstate 93 North Friday night and authorities initially could not confirm there had been casualties from the incident. Read More »

Putin angrily denies election hacking in Megyn Kelly interview

USA intelligence agencies concluded in January that Moscow tried to tilt the election campaign inTrump's favour, including by hacking into the emails of senior Democrats, a charge the Kremlin denies. French President Emmanuel Macron, standing next to Putin in Paris last week, publicly denounced Russia Today and the state-funded Sputnik news agency as "agents of influence. Read More »

Trump Filed for Extension on 2016 Tax Returns

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The mystery of President Trump's tax returns has another new twist: He has asked for a filing extension and not explained why. The White House has already dismissed the notion of making any of Trump's past tax returns public, claiming without providing evidence that he still remains under audit by the IRS - which still wouldn't prohibit him. Read More »

Police release all detained over London attack

Police said they had released the final 10 people arrested on Sunday as part of the investigations into the attack , which left seven people dead and 48 injured. The IS group has claimed responsibility for the attack, British media reported Sunday, while an investigation is under way. One Canadian national and one Frenchman were among the fatalities and seven French citizens were among the injured. Read More »

Deadline for budget action looms over Illinois Legislature

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Illinois will enter its third straight year without a budget after House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) decided not to call a vote in the House on budget proposals passed by the Illinois Senate . The Illinois comptroller, who controls the state's checkbook, declared the crisis "unconscionable". SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Protesters have completed a 200-mile Chicago-to-Springfield march in support of a state budg. Read More »

Kansas GOP lawmakers clear way for big votes

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Lawmakers met Monday for the 108th day of what was supposed to be a 100-day session. When House Bill 2178 was passed in February, his veto forced the Legislature to attempt an override - something the House was able to accomplish, but not the Senate. Read More »

2 arrested in Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36

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In the early 2000s, when Allison became pregnant with the couple's first child, they decamped for Mendocino County, where they stayed with one of Almena's relatives. Harbison wrote, "Almena substantially increased the risk to those living, working or visiting the building by storing enormous amounts of flammable material inside the warehouse", such as wood, which "created an extremely risky fire load". Read More »

France expertly trolls the White House on the Paris Agreement again

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Trump cast his decision as one that puts the United States first, a central theme of his presidency. "In Berlin, Greenpeace activists projected Trump's silhouette onto the side of the USA embassy along with the words "#TotalLoser, so sad!" Here's four ways they're fighting back against Trump and showing that they're ready to stick with the spirit of the Paris Agreement regardless of what Trump does. Read More »

Does Comey have one more bombshell to reveal on Russia-Trump collusion?

Much talk is being made of the possibility of President Donald Trump invoking executive privilege to keep former FBI Director James Comey from testifying before Congress this week. However, legal analysts say it doesn't matter whether or not Trump will invoke executive privilege over Comey, because the action wouldn't hold up under scrutiny regardless. Read More »

Sheriff: Disgruntled ex-worker killed 5, then himself

The sheriff says the shooting is not believed to have any link to terrorism. Demings said his deputies were called to the business three years ago amid accusations Neuman assaulted an employee, though no charges were filed in that case. Police were called around 8 a.m.by a woman who ran from the awning business, Fiamma Inc ., saying the gunman had told her to leave. The location is an industrial area in suburban Orlando, northeast of downtown. Read More »

Men charged in deaths at Oakland warehouse fire

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley is expected to announce the official filing of criminal charges at 1:00 p.m.at the Alameda County Courthouse. "Everything I worked for is gone", he wrote . He was asked about charging for concerts and subleasing space. A fundraiser for the victims' families raised almost $924,000 Dollars. Read More »

Putin plays down ties with President Trump's ex-adviser Flynn

Russian President Vladimir Putin with NBC anchor Megyn Kelly . In the interview , the Russian president called charges that his country interfered in the 2016 election a "load of nonsense", according to the Washington Post . Asked if Russian Federation was involved in the hack, Putin said that US authorities, including numerous intelligence agents and the congressional oversight committee, were "misled". Read More »

President Trump Won't Try To Stop James Comey's Senate Testimony

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There had been speculation that Trump would use his executive privilege to block Comey's testimony, but the White House issued a statement on Monday saying this would not be the case. Comey's appearance before the committee will be his first opportunity to discuss his encounters with Trump publicly since his surprise firing on May 9. Read More »

Is Something Wrong With This Picture? Pope Francis Meets Trump

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, Keith Schiller , a deputy assistant, and Brian Hook , a State Department aide, were there as well. Trump and the pontiff have disagreed in the past on issues including environmental protection. Pope Francis quoted King in his 2015 address to U.S. Read More »

New Jersey set to vote to replace unpopular Christie

The Democractic primary victor will seek to tie the Republican nominee to Christie and by extension to U.S. President Donald Trump . The candidates differ on the backgrounds: Murphy is a former Obama administration ambassador to Germany and one-time executive at Goldman Sachs, who has loaned his campaign about $16 million; Johnson worked for more than a decade at a large NY law firm after his time in the Clinton administration; Lesniak and Wisniewski have both served in the Legislature for ... Read More »

Trump's climate pact exit opens opportunities

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United States President Donald Trump's announcement on Thursday that he is withdrawing the U.S. from the landmark global Paris Climate Agreement failed to fluster Vladimir Putin. "If we do nothing, our children will know a world of migrations, of wars, of shortage". European leaders have said the Paris accord can not be renegotiated. Read More »

White House: Trump will not exert executive privilege over Comey

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The White House said on Monday Mr Trump would not use presidential powers to block Mr Comey from testifying to Congress . Trump "will not assert" his executive privilege to prevent Comey's testimony "in order to facilitate a swift and thorough examination of the facts sought by the Senate Intelligence Committee", said the White House in a statement released on Monday. Read More »