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Fresno 12-year-old spells 'marocain' to win National Spelling Bee

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Finally when her opponent Rohan flubbed on Scandinavian-derived word, " marram ", which means a beach grass, she grabbed the opportunity and nailed down the two words - "gifblaar", a poisonous perennial shrub in Africa and " marocain ". It had added a tiebreaker test, but it did not come into play. As a sixth-grader, she could have come back for two more years, had she fallen short. Read More »

Police Searching Arkansas Landfill in Colorado Killing Tied to Okmulgee

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Police said Thursday it's not known how long the search will continue at the landfill in Morrilton, Ark. A human torso, later identified as Mead, was found in a Dumpster outside of Tulsa, Okla. It's believed that Mead was killed in Boulder and dismembered in Louisiana, where police found another crime scene. An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper found Mead's daughter with the baby's father, Adam Densmore , during a traffic stop in Pawnee County on February 15th. Read More »

Pelosi: Trump Abused Power in Interactions With Ex-FBI Chief

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His pattern of concerted and inexcusable efforts to shut down the FBI's investigation of his cronies' ties to Russian Federation and all of that, I think, disgraces the office of the president. Pelosi described the interaction as "pretty sad because he didn't even understand his place in history". She later expressed her same concern in a tweet at the President. Read More »

Orioles need to 'quit whining' about postponed game — Nationals GM

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At left is Nationals second baseman Wilmer Difo. Asher spent the 2015 and 2016 campaigns in the National League East with the Philadelphia Phillies and is 1-1 with a 3.75 ERA in three career games - two starts - against Washington. Showalter also rested center fielder Adam Jones . I fell behind a lot of hitters, and balls just started finding holes. Bryce Harper added three hits, an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base for Washington. Read More »

U.S. intelligence contractor pleads not guilty to leaking charge

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The charge, willful retention and transmission of national defense information, could bring victor up to 10 years in prison. In legal documents, an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent stated that victor had admitted to printing the classified information and mailing it to an online news outlet. Read More »

F-35 flights halted at 1 base after hypoxia-like incidents

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Flights should resume Monday at the earliest. Luke Air Force Base in Arizona has grounded its F-35s jets after a handful of pilots reported suffering dizzy spells while flying. Additionally, the F-35 has posed a risk to smaller pilots due to its ejection seat. President Donald Trump has taken a personal interest in the F-35 program, slamming the costs as "out of control" and then getting involved in the Pentagon's contract negotiations with Lockheed Martin. Read More »

Mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris Say They Have Their Own Climate Deal

The Paris accord represented the world's best hope of restraining global temperature increases. Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday that President Trump did ask him for "loyalty" at a January dinner and later told him alone in the Oval Office that he "hope [d] you can let" the investigation into former national security director Michael Flynn "go". Read More »

White House still mum on Trump's confidence in Sessions

The news network reports that Trump only found out about the recusal shortly before that fantastic press conference in which Sessions displayed his legal acrobatic skills as he simultaneously avoided admitting any guilt and distanced himself from the probe into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

NJ TRANSIT Releases Schedules For Penn Station Repair Work

New York Gov/ Andrew Cuomo said it will be a " summer of hell " for Penn Station commuters because of the delays, not only for NJ Transit riders, but also the Long Island Railroad. New York Waterway will offer special service from Hoboken Terminal to West 39th Street in Midtown every 15 minutes, according to the NJTransit press release. Read More »

Group: Charlotte Pride discriminating us because of Trump support

Though Pride parades in other parts of the country have shifted to another aspect of activism. The 47th annual, three-day Los Angeles Pride Parade and Festival kicks off Friday night in West Hollywood, and this year, Sunday's parade will be replaced by what is being called the Resist March . Read More »

President Blames Attorney General Jeff Sessions for Blocked Travel Ban

Bustle has reached out to the White House for comment. The Department of Justice put out a statement Thursday evening, asserting that Sessions' "participation in President Trump's campaign" was the sole reason for his recusal. Trump has reportedly been furious with Sessions after he recused himself from being involved in the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Michelle Carter's Defense Ask Judge To Dismiss Case

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You say all the time you want to but look, you're still here. Conrad Roy , 18, was found dead in his pickup truck at a K-Mart on July 12, 2014, after police say he filled the cab with carbon monoxide. On Thursday, while cross-examining the medical examiner who performed Roy's autopsy, he pointed out that his manner of death was listed as "suicide". Read More »

In spotlight, a steely Comey unloads on Trump

Comey said that as of his dismissal on May 9, Trump was not personally under investigation. The New York Times reported that Trump told two Russian officials that Comey was sacked to end "pressure" from the investigation concerning Russian influence in the election. Read More »

Pasadena Humane Society to Hold "Free Adoption Day" June 22

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This sweet laid back guy loves to lounge around on comfy dog beds and just be by your side getting pets. As the shelter fi lls to capacity during the warmer months, it is important to fi nd new homes for pets as quickly as possible. "It makes a big difference in our shelter for our animals". If you can give Spirit or any of the other dogs or cats at the Humane Society Animal Shelter a good home, visit it at 9331 SR 124, east of Hillsboro. Read More »

Myanmar finds missing plane, bodies following crash

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Twenty-one adults and eight children were among the bodies found in the Andaman Sea near the coastal town of Launglon by navy and civilian ships, the military said on its official page on social media site Facebook . Myanmar's former junta bought several Y8s during their 50 years of isolated rule, when they were squeezed by Western sanctions. The Chinese-made cargo plane (Y-8-200-F) had been in service since March 2016, with 809 flying hours on its clock, according to the website of ... Read More »

Death toll from Tehran attacks rises to 17

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That drew fire from Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, who tweeted: "Repugnant WH (White House) statement as Iranians counter terror backed by U.S. Six terrorists were killed and a woman was arrested. On a recent trip to Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia, Trump called on all nations to "isolate" Iran . Read More »

Cancel Trump's proposed state visit to United Kingdom, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan

They also renewed calls for leaders to call off his state visit in October. Mr Khan previously said that Mr Trump was wrong about " many things" and that his state visit should not go ahead. Trump tweeted about the mayor's seemingly incongruous remark about the police presence in London following the attack. "Thank you, Mayor Khan, for your leadership during this crisis". Read More »

Comey testimony: Donald Trump Jr. decries 'one big witch hunt'

Both Sessions and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner attended. The Justice Department again on Thursday said no such meeting ever took place. What is your understanding of the parameters of Attorney General Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation investigation? The rest were packed with members of the press, political VIPs, members of the Senate intelligence committee , and Comey himself, who spent almost three hours fielding questions from the committee. Read More »

Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; 1 killed, others injured

A bus from Mount Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville has crashed in Atlanta , Georgia. Church education minister Terry Slay told WXIA-TV the bus was carrying 11th- and 12th-graders along with adults. "Several serious injuries. Please pray for those injured and parents as they travel to Atlanta ". Another bus driver will pick up those not seriously injured and return them to Huntsville, they said. Read More »

Never felt pressured to intervene with Russian investigation

On Wednesday, the senators stayed focused on Trump's May 9 decision to fire the former FBI director as three spy chiefs - Director National Security Agency Mike Rogers , acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats - and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified. Read More »

President Donald Trump tweets of James Comey's testimony 'total and complete vindication'

In the most eagerly anticipated US congressional hearing in years, Comey told lawmakers the Trump administration had lied and defamed him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the president dismissed him on May 9. "What struck me is that it is completely unacceptable for the president to ask the FBI director to be personally loyal to him and to ask the FBI director to drop it with regards to an ongoing investigation into his former national security adviser", said Sen. Read More »

For Second Day, White House Won't Say Sessions Has Trump's Confidence

The White House wouldn't say Tuesday whether President Trump has confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions , a situation that didn't work out so well last month for then-FBI Director James B. Rosenstein named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel under his authority to oversee the Russian Federation probes. "I have not had a discussion with (Trump) about that", Spicer repeated three times , a common line in Tuesday's exceptionally opaque presser. Read More »

Hyundai to recall almost 600000 cars in U.S. market

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In those vehicles, faulty cables for the secondary hood latch could corrode and prevent it from locking. Hyundai said an investigation into the Santa Fe models began at the end of previous year as a lot of complaints involving the vehicles were about the hood being stuck closed. Read More »