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Flag retirement ceremony is set for June 11

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It represents a lasting desire, first instilled by our founding leaders, to build on the lessons from the past and in the process create a better nation for our citizens and stronger bonds with the global community. He wants to make sure everyone sees how to respectfully get rid of a flag. In the past, they have burned up to 1,500 flags during one ceremony. Wednesday is Flag Day in the United States, a special day when Americans remember June 14, 1777, as the day members of the Second ... Read More »

Jeff Sessions to publicly testify on James Comey's firing

Scheduled to begin at 2:30pm ET, the attorney general will likely face questions on a range of controversial subjects, including his failure to initially disclose contact with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 presidential campaign . Read More »

Spicer Evades Questions On When Trump Will Address Elusive Comey 'Tapes'

Meanwhile, on Friday, the House intelligence committee also asked the White House counsel whether there are any tape recordings or memos of Comey's conversations with Trump . The memo was not classified, and Mr Comey had already been fired by the President and was thus a private citizen. In his remarks, Comey portrayed Trump as a chief executive who had no concern for the FBI's independence. Read More »

Iranian official: Saudi, US extremists likely behind Tehran terror attacks

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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 United States clients". He told a group of students that if "Iran had not resisted" it would have faced even more troubles. The jihadist group had earlier released footage of the attackers from inside the building, also via Amaq - a rare claim of responsibility while an assault was still going on. Read More »

Trump demands apology from 'Fake News' media in raging morning tweetstorm

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Trump's latest tweet came hours before Attorney General Jeff Sessions was set to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Politico reported. President Trump , Chief tweeter, and media basher whose world famous complaints about "unfair" media coverage of his administration has been constant since he started his political walk called the press "wrong and dirty". Read More »

A stretch of hot and humid days

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But in typical warm season fashion, a lack of shear will limit the overall threat of severe weather. Stay cool and refreshed as best as you can. A couple isolated afternoon thunderstorm are possible, but most stay dry. It's another muggy start to the day.You can expect a quick warm-up with mostly sunny skies this morning. That's 5 to 10 degrees below normal for mid-June. Read More »

Cosby Rape Trial Heads To Jury; Defense Called Only One Witness

District Attorney Kevin Steele's closing arguments were businesslike and direct. Cosby did not take the stand, nor did his wife. During closing, McMonagle repeated to the jurors that Cosby's life is in their hands. He also reminded jurors that in a 2005 deposition Cosby admitting giving women Quaaludes. "It's sickening what happens when lawyers get involved", he said. Read More »

Locals honor the lives lost in Pulse massacre

Carter was one of about 50 people who turned out in Old Town to remember the victims of the shooting. This was no coincidence. Ceremonies honoring the victims and survivors have been going on for almost 24 hours across the city in what officials called Orlando United Day . Read More »

I'm '100 percent willing' to testify under oath

Trump refused to say whether those private exchanges were taped , a matter at the heart of the conflicting accounts of what passed between them. Comey told the Senate that Trump had asked him to pledge his loyalty over the investigation. Read More »

Jason Peters willing to restructure his contract to retire as an Eagle

I don't want to go anywhere. Any restructuring of his contract would nearly have to lesson the cap hit for this season without locking the Eagles into any prohibitive guarantees beyond. As expected, Peters declined, but that doesn't mean he took it as an insult. Peters said he won't be holding out of training camp in hopes for a new contract. Read More »

Trump lawyers to DoJ Inspector General: Investigate Comey for leaking

US President Donald Trump on Friday denied he tried to interfere with an FBI investigation, effectively accusing James Comey, the FBI's former director, of lying under oath to Congress . The president has suggested several times, but not confirmed, that tapes of his private talks with Comey exist - a prospect the ex-FBI chief has emphatically welcomed. Read More »

AG Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate committee

Also on Tuesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said he's seen no basis for firing Robert Mueller , the former FBI director he appointed as special counsel to oversee an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

Workers Missing, 1 Dead Following Wisconsin Mill Explosion

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According to Chief Doucette, there was a fire in a different section of the plant on Monday. "Quite a few of the employees live in the village and surrounding area". OSHA hasn't cited the plant for anything since. An explosion has rocked a corn milling plant in Wisconsin, US, killing at least one person and injuring 14 more, authorities confirmed, as cited by local media . Read More »

Jury drills down on Bill Cosby's testimony

Cosby has pleaded not guilty and maintains that his relationship with Constand was romantic and consensual. The jury in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case drilled down Tuesday on what the TV star said happened inside his Cheltenham home and how he characterized his relationship with the accuser as it weighs charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his life. Read More »

Trimming monument in Utah pleases Republicans, angers tribes

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Zinke, who emphasized (today) that "the recommendations were not made in a bubble in Washington DC" but determined after "we traveled by air, by vehicle, by foot and by horseback", said that the current boundaries do not accord with the 1906 law's provision that any designation be confined to " the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected". Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify at public hearing Tuesday

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The Secret Service said it had made no recordings in Mr Trump's White House, according to a freedom of information request by the Wall Street Journal. The former Republican U.S. senator, an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign, will likely have to explain why he told lawmakers in January that he had no dealings with Russian officials a year ago. Read More »

Annual Kids Count Report shows MI failing its children

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The state also saw lower teen pregnancy rats and more teens in school or working full-time. "In Alabama our research shows those (high-quality pre-K) programs work very well, not only to help children to be ready for kindergarten, but to help close achievement gaps". Read More »

Protest held as Texas deputy, husband in court over death

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The couple was confronted by a crowd of reporters and protesters as they entered the courtroom. The judge ordered that the Thompsons have no guns, no contact with the Hernandez family and will undergo random urine tests while out on bond. Witnesses said he beat and restrained Hernandez even after he was clearly unconscious. "They treated. John Hernandez as the criminal", he said. Chauna Thompson yelled on the video. Read More »

Trump travel ban dealt another blow, faces high court next

The ruling on Monday from the three-judge - Judges Michael Daly Hawkins, Ronald Gould and Richard Paez - panel is yet another stinging loss from a court that similarly refused to reinstate Trump's original executive order on travel in February, reports CNN. Read More »

The trophies in Trump's display Cabinet

Trump is promoting a proposal to bring more people into the economy by having them start working as apprentices. The effort follows a week spent on infrastructure in which the president remained relatively vague about his policies in hopes of starting a conversation. Read More »

Tillerson says working to bring stability to Russia ties

Mr. Tillerson announced the news to senators but declined to comment on what led to the North Korean regime's decision to release the student or on his medical condition. Tillerson testifies before Foreign Relations and a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday, then before House Foreign Affairs and appropriations panels on Wednesday. Read More »

Russian Federation fears N/Korea's nuclear weapons advancement

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says the U.S. is triggering a new arms race by its placements of missile systems in South Korea and other parts of the world. The US today praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's emphasis on having freedom of navigation and adhering to the global norms for peace and economic growth, amidst China flexing its muscles in the disputed South China Sea. Read More »