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Despite Protests, DeVos Delivers Bethune-Cookman Address


DeVos says the startling polarization across the United States is visible on social media and news networks. "I am at the table fighting on your behalf", she said . Their success has shown that more options help students flourish. DeVos attended the graduation at Bethune University, a member of the Historically Black College & Universities. Read More »

Cop Who Killed Jordan Edwards Fired, Family Calls for Criminal Charges


Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber told a news conference the video contradicted an earlier version he had released of the events where he said the auto was in reverse and heading toward the officer. Last year, Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer Betty Shelby shot and killed Terence Crutcher in the middle of a roadway. Department spokesman Pedro Gonzalez said that while police were inside the house, they heard gunshots outside. Read More »

Disney earnings up but ESPN struggles continue

Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd raised its stake in Walt Disney by 23.4% in the first quarter. But its future is unclear. Disney has many competitors in many areas of its businesses diversifications. Walt Disney Co has a 52 week low of $90.32 and a 52 week high of $116.10. The studio also got a boost from the home entertainment performance of " Moana " and " Doctor Strange ". Read More »

DeVos booed speaking at historically black university


But perhaps they were asking themselves if they failed in their goal of educating the next generation over the last four years or succeeded? President Donald Trump's nomination of DeVos , a Republican fundraiser with no classroom experience, was so controversial that Vice-President Mike Pence had to cast a tie-breaking vote for her Senate confirmation. Read More »

Former 'Bachelor' star arrested in deadly crash

Soules was seen by a judge in Buchanan County, Iowa , a spokesperson for the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office tells ET. Soules has since served as a spokesman for various agricultural interests and worked in farm real estate and investing. Read More »

Kobe says he's an open book and willing to mentor

He added that he had been talking to Bryant throughout the regular season and playoffs. Before Bryant's final appearance in Boston, the two had a brief meeting. Retired Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant says he talks with many National Basketball Association players who seek his advice and wisdom. Although he ended up becoming one of the best players in league history, Bryant has often viewed himself through the lens of an underdog high schooler who wasn't given much of a chance by the rest ... Read More »

Donald Trump changed his Twitter banner. The internet mocked him

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena today demanding documents related to Russian Federation from President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, ramping up its monthslong investigation of Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. Read More »

Trump signs order to expand off-shore drilling

On Wednesday, Trump called for a review of wilderness areas that were declared national monuments over the past 20 years, an order with the goal of possibly opening up these areas to oil drilling and mining. Trump said in signing the order Friday that it will produce "countless" jobs and make the United States "far more energy independent". Before leaving office, Obama sought to protect 115 million acres of waters off Alaska and 3.5 million acres in the Atlantic by banning new oil and gas ... Read More »

Macron presides over quickening collapse of French politics

Politicians are "disconnected from the real" with a lifetime of political mandates and no reality checks with life, she said. Le Pen says she has called centrist Emmanuel Macron to congratulate him and says the vote confirms her National Front party and its allies as the leader of France's opposition. Read More »

Students In Florida To Protest DeVos' Graduation Speech


DeVos has come under fire by civil rights groups including the Black Lives Matter movement for some her positions supporting private schools, charter schools and religious education. Before she left, he gave her a hug, then took back the podium to comment on the spectacle. "As we have said repeatedly, be careful of the people you let in your place", Jackson said, seeming to acknowledge the criticism. Read More »

EPA to change website to match Trump administration policy

Pruitt and Trump were the target of many protesters on Saturday. Speakers included a lobsterman, a solar company owner and members of the Penobscot Nation tribe. The White House has pushed back at the claims made by many environmental groups and says numerous statements regarding climate change and human civilization's effect on the environment are unfounded or exaggerated. Read More »

Turkey slams U.S. decision to arm Syrian Kurds


The YPG is part of the Syrian Democratic Forces, a coalition of rebel fighters that Washington considers its main ally in the country. But Ankara sees the YPG as a terrorist organization threatening Turkish sovereignty. "We have very open discussions about options and we will work together, we will work out any of the concerns", he said. "I am not concerned at all about the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance and the relations between our nations". Read More »

Russian foreign minister, asked about Comey's firing: 'You are kidding'

Blumenthal was later proven to have never served overseas while in the military. Comey announced past year that while Clinton's actions surrounding her email raised concerns, he chose to close the case without prosecution. Atlanta Journal-Constitution: On President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey - "In a less polarized time, Comey's firing might be seen by all sides as a necessary, if somewhat unfortunate, reset after his regrettable series of actions and statements". Read More »

Trump defends firing of FBI director, pledges 'far better' replacement

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he doesn't believe a special prosecutor should be considered unless the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign's possible connections to Russian Federation becomes a criminal matter. In a statement Wednesday afternoon, his Republican counterpart, U.S. Sen. "And I think that for the attorney general, who has recused himself from an investigation, to recommend the firing of the head of that investigation is, (to) the prosecutor in me, it is really a giant red flag ... Read More »

Trump Moving Fast On Federal Court Nominees

Trump's original list of 21 judges he said he'd consider for the Supreme Court, and the group has sterling credentials. According to people close to Trump's inner circle, Trump is likely to nominate Joan Larsen and John Bush to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Davis Stras to the 8th Circuit, Amy Barrett to the 7th, and Kevin Newsom to the 11th. Read More »

White House meeting on Paris climate deal delayed

He said he trusted that "the good sense and pragmatic spirit of President Trump and his team" would prevail. Hundreds of protesters gathered Tuesday in front of the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C., with alarm clocks to "wake up" President Donald Trump to the climate crisis, as the Trump administration is expected to decide soon whether to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement . Read More »

Texas adoption bill OK's rejection of non-Christian parents


The bill requires a final vote Wednesday before it can advance to the Senate. Only South Dakota's is similarly sweepingly. Additionally, HB 3859 would allow the agencies tasked by the state with caring for these children to put discrimination over the best interests of the child - they are allowed to refuse to provide services that children in care may desperately need, or subject children to care that is contrary to a child's best interest. Read More »

Betsy DeVos Delivers Commencement Address at Bethune-Cookman University


We have received petitions advanced by the American Federation of Teachers, NAACP, and the Florida Education Association, all which were delivered by a Bethune-Cookman University alum, and three community residents, including Ms. The school's administration did not relent, however, and by Wednesday afternoon, it was clear that a good deal of attention would indeed be given to DeVos' controversial speech at the ceremony. Read More »

Zinke says he may not favor shrinking monuments


The department added that written comments related to the Bears Ears National Monument, located in southeast Utah, must be submitted within 15 days of the published notice in the Federal Register . He also spent time in closed-door meetings Sunday and Monday with Utah's Republican elected officials, including Gov. Gary Herbert, who has called for the repeal of the monument designation. Read More »

Democrats aren't being honest about health care


The Affordable Care Act, as it stands, is more quilt than whole cloth - a patchwork of legislative deals struck between interest groups, overseen by a range of stakeholders. Bob. Despite President Donald Trump's celebration in the White House Rose Garden last week, Republicans still have a long way to go before they can finally make good on their promise to dismantle Obamacare. Read More »