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Fox News Co-President Bill Shine Out, Suzanne Scott to Head Programming

Like Shine, Suzanne Scott, who was promoted to president of programming Monday, also has been named in multiple harassment lawsuits , including those of contributor Julie Roginsky and suspended anchor Andrea Tantaros. That key person, according to Mediaite , is Roger Ailes, who left Fox News a year ago after he was assailed with sexual harassment allegations. The shakeup comes amid turmoil at Fox, the most viewed United States cable news channel and a favorite of conservatives. Read More »

Pence 'bops' boy in face, and child demands apology

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Pence, his wife Karen Pence , Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and the national security adviser H.R. McMaster held a special event for military families at the White House. The boy stayed quiet, but after the speech ended he followed Pence around the venue before point telling him: 'You owe me an apology'. Eventually, he did get an apology out of the vice president: "Oh, I'm very sorry, I didn't mean to bop you". Read More »

Paul Ryan Gives Trump A Shoulder On Comey And Russia

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Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have been calling for an independent probe, following the president's decision this week to fire FBI Director James Comey, who was heading up that agency's investigation into the issue. Burr, who is leading the Senate investigation, said Tuesday night that he was "troubled" by the timing and reasoning of Comey's firing and that the dismissal "further confuses an already hard investigation by our committee". Read More »

Prosecutors subpoena Flynn associates in Russian Federation probe

Yates was sacked over a separate matter - her refusal to defend President Trump's initial travel ban - days after delivering the warning about Flynn. Spicer described Yates as "someone who is not exactly a supporter of the president's agenda, who a couple of days after this first conversation took place refused to uphold a lawful order of the president's, who was not exactly someone that was excited about President Trump taking office or his agenda". Read More »

Before the axe, Comey was pushing Trump-Russia probe harder

That the FBI's investigation of connections between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign is a minor matter-"probably one of the smallest things that they've got going on their plate". "And that reputation is now imperiled by your participation in the abrupt dismissal of FBI Director Comey". The president was referring to a memo prepared by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein - and signed off on by Attorney General Jeff Sessions - that called for axing Comey because he, during the ... Read More »

On Comey's firing, the White House keeps changing its story

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he had already made a decision to fire ousted FBI Director James Comey before Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote up a formal recommendation to do so. He also said he would refrain from discussing the investigation with the White House, pledged to report to the committee any efforts to interfere in it and said the dismissal of the director would do nothing to impede the probe. Read More »

Beshear, attorneys general petition feds to expand states' Medicaid fraud authority

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Attorney General Leslie Rutledge sent a letter on Wednesday to Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price urging the use of federal funds to prosecute and investigate more Medicaid abuse and neglect in homes. "I am proud to join this bipartisan group of fellow attorneys general in standing up for seniors across the country, and I hope the USA government heeds our advice". Read More »

As Health Bill Moves to Senate, Gillibrand Asks Citizens to Voice Opposition

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It's "Trumpcare" now, and Republicans have to answer for it. Instead, Schumer called on Republicans to "work with Democrats to improve our healthcare system in a bipartisan way". The campaign is slated to run in congressional districts in 15 states . He vowed those with pre-existing conditions, for example, would be protected under health care changes - absolutely, positively. Read More »

LA Peace Festival Marks 25th Anniversary Of Rodney King Riots

The statement - written by representatives of the Anti-Defamation League, the Los Angeles Police Department, and Korean-American and African-American organizations - denounced hatred and xenophobia. On Saturday, several hundred people marked the anniversary with demonstrations advocating peace and hope. Los Angeles City Council members and others on Friday marked the 25 years since the Los Angeles Riots by organizing events meant to display what organizers called a "cross-cultural display of ... Read More »

Head of NYC jails to resign after flap over ethical lapses

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Ponte, despite steadfast support from Mayor de Blasio, will announce his resignation Friday - while de Blasio is out of town in CT, sources said. Among those calling for Ponte's ouster were City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Ponte claimed he had put in a full eight hours on the job on 29 of those days. Ponte reportedly will resign Friday. Ponte has since said he would pay back the money. Read More »

Officer ambushed, 2 people shot at central OH nursing home

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Multiple people were hospitalized after a shooting was reported Friday morning near an OH nursing facility. According to 10TV , two people were shot as the shooting unfolded. Authorities said the alleged gunman has been "neutralized" and that the scene is secure, according to ABC . USA 40 is closed in the area and will remain closed for the remainder of the day, according to the patrol. Read More »

No verdict in Florida ex-congresswoman's fraud trial

Corrupt public officials undermine the integrity of our government and violate the public's trust, and that is why investigating public corruption remains the FBI's top criminal priority. Count 1 is a conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud charge. Ronnie Simmons, Brown's former chief of staff, testified against his longtime boss and friend, as did Wiley. Read More »

High near 60 degrees, clouds likely in Lancaster County today

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High Saturday 75. Sunny for Mother's day , high of 82. Tomorrow more sun with highs around 80°. Wednesday has above average temperatures in the low 80s and there will be a mix of sun and clouds . We may even clear up a bit in some places during the late afternoon. The chance of rain during the day is 30 percent. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 miles per hour in the morning. Read More »

Arrests made at May Day protests across California

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Demonstrators gather during a May Day protest in New York, May 1, 2017. Still, for at least one limousine driver, taking the day off was simply unaffordable. It later halted the weekly reports following sustained criticism from jurisdictions and immigration advocates who said the reports were an attempt to intimidate and shame so-called "sanctuary cities". Read More »

Russian Federation to create conditions for indigenous peoples' participation in Arctic Council

Groups representing the indigenous peoples of the circumpolar north, known as permanent participants on the Arctic Council, were almost universally unified on the need to address climate change. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, said climate change was the first thing she looked for when given a copy of the declaration. That's amidst fears that United States President Donald Trump will soon pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Read More »

Acting FBI dir. contradicts Trump claims about Comey

But Trump threw that explanation under the bus. Meanwhile, the acting director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, will testify on Capitol Hill later, as a witness at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing alongside the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, CIA director Mike Pompeo and National Security Agency chief Mike Rogers. Read More »

2 sought after noose found at Maryland middle school

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Police were called to the school and a custodian removed the noose. "As you may be aware, we are investigating an incident that occured at our school today". " I wanted you to have as much information as possible so that you can discuss it with your child in a manner you deem most appropriate ". We will not let this incident change that, and we will continue to work with county police to try and ascertain who the culprits are. Read More »

Here's Former FBI Director James Comey's Response to Getting Fired

Multiple news reports have cited sources close to Comey saying he would never have made such a guarantee. He appeared before the same committee conducting a Russian Federation probe. Sanders maintained the White House's narrative hasn't changed. "I love the FBI", he said, adding that he wants the investigations to be done properly. Read More »

Harvard will hold separate commencement for Black graduate students

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The organisers say that the event is a celebration of "fellowship" rather than "segregation" and highlights the unique achievements of black students at an institution that has grappled with its historic ties to slavery. After a long history of connections to racism and slavery, Harvard University has spent the 2016-2017 academic school year rebranding itself. Michael Huggins helped organize Harvard's commencement for black students. Read More »

Jury resumes work in former congresswoman's fraud trial

WJAX reported that Brown kept an expressionless face as the judge read the verdict on each of the counts, while one person could be heard crying softly in the courtroom. Corrine Brown, who had a historic career spanning almost 25 years representing Florida in Congress, had the verdict handed down against her on Thursday. Read More »

Still no verdict for Florida ex-congresswoman's fraud trial

A few supporters shouted, "We love you, Corrine!" and "Keep the faith!" as she silently made her way to a waiting vehicle. He also shared a statement from Brown, saying that she respects the justice system but still maintains her innocence and thanked the public for its support and prayers. Read More »

Mormons pull older teens out of Boy Scouts

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The change affects young men in the United States and Canada. Thursday's move would only affect Scouts in the US and Canada. These activities are created to be fun and meaningful and provide opportunities for personal growth and development. Read More »

Judge denies request to halt removal of Beauregard monument

Morris Jeff Community School staff sent out a recorded message late Wednesday to parents, saying that the New Orleans Police Department had confirmed that the Jefferson Davis monument would be removed overnight. Barricades set up by NOPD in advance of the removal seemed created to act as corrals that protesters could be directed into and which would allow a line of barriers and police to remain between the two groups. Read More »

Trump signs order to expand offshore drilling

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Trump's new order asks for a review and replacement of the Obama administration's last five-year oil and gas development for the outer continental shelf to be reviewed and replaced. The oil and gas industry welcomed the move. He's also issued a series of executive orders easing energy extraction on federal lands, including National Park Service properties . Read More »

France's Macron tells Trump he will defend climate deal

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The G-7 meeting is expected to be a prime opportunity for world leaders to push Trump to stay in the historic 2015 pact, in which each of almost 200 countries agreed to their own nonbinding cuts or limits in greenhouse gas emissions. Officials from Barack Obama´s administration argue that the deal is good for the United States. Some senior members of the Trump administration - including the president - have questioned the validity of climate science in the past. Read More »