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Anti-Sharia law march downtown draws counter protest

We're anti-radicals", she said. This is like ground zero, because people aren't aware. At its peak, the anti-Sharia rally had about 50 participants. "We are one nation out of many, and diversity is our strength". Kashif Omsaf works with Muslim youth on behalf of The Light House. However, Muslims and their advocates say Sharia plays a role similar to Jewish law - as a guide to religious life rooted in the Quran, the central religious text of Islam. Read More »

Matt Davidson's slam powers White Sox over Orioles, 6-1


Jake Petricka (1-0) pitched one-hit ball over 2 1/3 innings after Mike Pelfrey struggled, and the White Sox picked up the win after a 2-7 road trip. The White Sox scored six runs in Tuesday's win and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. Frazier is aware of rumors but he carries on like a good teammate would - as though he will be a White Sox for a while. Read More »

US Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes

Mr Trump denied that he had ever asked Mr Comey to drop the FBI investigation into ties of his former national security adviser and Russian Federation, or asked for a pledge of loyalty, as Mr Comey asserted Thursday. After all, nobody likes to get fired, particularly not in the way the president dumped the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Trump said Comey's testimony also vindicated him from allegations that he colluded with Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. Read More »

Bill Cosby jury quits for the night, no verdict


Appearing worn as they filed into the courtroom, jurors in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial Tuesday night ended a second day of deliberations without a verdict. Further, McMonagle showed jurors phone records that revealed that, after the alleged incident, there were 72 telephone calls made between Cosby and Constand. Read More »

North Korea: Otto Warmbier Released In a Coma


The North Koreans agreed to allow consular visits to four Americans held in the North. Warmbier was sentenced in March 2016 after a televised tearful public confession to trying to steal a propaganda banner. The State Department said that Yun demanded Warmbier's release while on the ground, but sources tell ABC News that Yun and others made the arrangements for his release prior to Yun's trip. Read More »

North Korea 'releases jailed U.S. student'

Mr Warmbier's family said in a statement that he is in a coma and on his way home. What, if anything, substantive Rodman is doing in North Korea remains unclear. A year ago I wrote about the sad situation college student Otto Warmbier found himself in after trying to take a political banner hanging in his hotel in North Korea. Read More »

5 key takeaways from Attorney General Jeff Sessions's testimony

The attorney general defended himself - at times fervently - when asked about this testimony from fired FBI Director James Comey. "Certainly, the more President Trump opens his mouth and/or his Twitter account, the harder it will be for him and his associates to prevail in a fight over executive privilege - but that won't stop them from invoking it, and from requiring Congress or the courts to sort it out", Vladeck said via email. Read More »

Trump pleased with Sessions testimony

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , center, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Justice Department's fiscal 2018 budget. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday vehemently denied any collusion with Russian Federation to tilt last year's election in Donald Trump's favor, branding the suggestion an " appalling and detestable lie". Read More »

Comey's friend says he's turning over memos on Trump to FBI

Here's the deal: Trump isn't denying that what Comey said was all true. Comey also confirmed that the president had made several attempts to derail the investigation into Trump-Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election, which involved a look into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's meetings with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Read More »

AG Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee


Attorney General Jeff Sessions will say he didn't meet with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at Washington's Mayflower Hotel in April 2016 when he testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, Axios is reporting . The former Republican US senator from Alabama, one of Mr. Trump's most avid supporters on the campaign trail, will likely have to explain why he told lawmakers in January he had no dealings with Kremlin officials a year ago. Read More »

Ralph Northam wins nomination; GOP race too close to call

Sen. Meanwhile, Northam has the state's Democratic establishment in his corner - McAuliffe and Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, the latter Clinton's running mate previous year. Frank Von Richter said he voted for Northam because he likes that the lieutenant governor is more "middle of the road" than Perriello and thinks he will work better with a Republican-controlled General Assembly. Read More »

Columnist Kirsten Powers: 'How was Sen. Harris hysterical?'

Sessions was asked pointed questions by Harris about policies from the Department of Justice he was citing as the reason he was unable to answer certain questions during his testimony. And it wasn't all Democrats. Miller said that when it came to Harris's question-and-answer session with the AG, it "didn't seem like there was any effort to try to get to a real question or to the bottom of things". Read More »

Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee

You don't walk into any hearing or committee meeting and reveal confidential communications with the President of the United States ... Sessions recused himself from the Department of Justice Russia investigation in March, but then signed a letter endorsing Comey's firing in May. Read More »

Schumer And His Staff Mock Trump's Praise-Filled Cabinet Meeting


Roosevelt. Trump gathered the group Monday morning. For Vice President Mike Pence , it is the greatest privilege of his life to serve a president who keeps his word to the American people. Others compared Trump's performance to the beginning of King Lear , when the old king demanded that his daughters lavishly praise him in public, and disinherited poor Cordelia, who wouldn't. Read More »

Susan Collins To Trump: Release The Tapes


Jeff Sessions' response to former FBI Director James Comey's testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee basically boils down to "nuh-uh, you big liar". He said he was "100 percent" willing to testify under oath about their conversations. A USA president is given a wide array of immunities from criminal prosecutions. Read More »

Trump supporters rally outside White House for 'Pittsburgh Not Paris' event


Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency who is a well-known climate skeptic, said on Fox News that "the president has indicated that the climate changes". "President Trump believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation", Haley said. "We don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore". Read More »

Jeff Sessions denies secret meeting with Russian Federation envoy

He repeatedly declined to go into his private conversations with President Donald Trump - frustrating Democrats who accused him of "stonewalling" to shield the administration. He added that any assertion that he did not honestly answer the question at the confirmation hearing is "false". "You are impeding this investigation". Read More »

Tillerson: North Korea Releases Cincinnati Student Otto Warmbier

He was sentenced in March 2016 after a televised trial in North Korea , when he publicly confessed to trying to steal a propaganda banner. The NBA hall of famer, who is 56, discussed his trips to North Korea with Trump before the businessman was elected president, according to associates of Rodman. Read More »

Gillespie wins GOP nomination in governor's race

On a hot and steamy June day, Virginia primary voters headed to the polls to pick contenders for the state's top two elected posts plus many House of Delegates seats. He used those advantages to shore up support from numerous state Democratic Party's core constituencies, including teachers' groups and African-American political and religious leaders. Read More »

Detained student in coma released

Fred Warmbier tells NPR's Emily Kopp that he's been told his son has been in a coma since sometime after his sentencing in March of 2016. "We are so grateful that he will finally be with people who love him." they added. - In 2011, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter visited North Korea to win the release of American Aijalon Gomes, who had been sentenced to eight years of hard labor for crossing illegally into North Korea from China. Read More »

Lawmakers demand new strategy for 16-year Afghan war


SASC Chairman John McCain and ranking member Sen. More than 2,300 Americans have been killed and more than 17,000 injured since the war began in 2001 and the Taliban was ousted. McCain told Mattis that he is a "great admirer of yours, Mr. Secretary. but we just can't keep going like this". The sequestration provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011 imposes across-the-board spending cuts if Congress and the White House can not agree on more targeted cuts. Read More »