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Education Dept Makes Big Change to Civil Rights Investigations


The move follows the office's announcement that it will scale back "systemic" civil rights investigations. "The Trump administration's decision to revoke the guidance on Title IX and transgender students was a shameful move". Keisling said her organization is still trying to determine what this memo portends in a legal framework, and until then said she "would not be surprised if this turns out for the worst". Read More »

One dead, 10 injured in London after vehicle hits pedestrians

The Metropolitan Police said they had been called to an incident involving a vehicle and pedestrians. No other suspects have been identified or are being investigated. "Everybody was shouting: "A van's hit people, a van's hit people", she said. Police have also denied rumors that a knife was involved. The Muslim Council of Britain, the largest umbrella body representing Muslims in the United Kingdom, has condemned the incident as a " terror attack " on worshippers . Read More »

Trump Lawyer Contradicts Trump Tweet, Stumps Sunday Beltway Hosts

The president wrote on Twitter Friday: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" But the president's opinions of the various ongoing investigations aside, it would appear that a majority of Americans believe he broke the law with regard to FBI investigation into his administration's involvement with Russian operatives and the allegations that Russia orchestrated a concerted effort, possibly with collusion with Trump officials, to ... Read More »

Special counsel reportedly investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

On Thursday Trump derided a "witch hunt" against him, led by some "very bad" people. Trump's tweet comes less than a day after a unusual statement from a senior official in his administration. Ditching derogatory rhetoric about the Washington "swamp", Trump rallied in support of his fellow politicians and called on the country to pull together. Read More »

Where is Trump? Philando Castile's Family Wants President To Intervene

The officer ordered Castile not to draw it out, with Castile repeatedly saying he was not reaching for it. Yanez shot him seven times, claiming he feared for his safety. Her video went viral, sparking protests both locally and nationally about police use of force, particularly against black men. "People are waking up, even the older generation, those who felt like "No, we overcame" - now they see we didn't overcome", she said. Read More »

Lobbyist Shot at Baseball Field Expected to Make Full Recovery


Scalise's surgeon said on Friday he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though when he arrived at the hospital he was at imminent risk of death . They say he is able to communicate through notes, and signed the game ball from Friday's congressional baseball game . Supporters of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-La., hold signs before the Congressional baseball game, Thursday, June 15, 2017 , in Washington. Read More »

Attorney says Trump not under investigation

Your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua Miller. Trump has hinted that he may have taped conversations with Comey - in which the ex-FBI chief says the president pressured him for his loyalty and on the Russian Federation investigation while also urging him to drop a probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Read More »

Trump insists there's no proof he colluded with Russian Federation


The obstruction of justice investigation into Trump began days after Comey was sacked on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter, the Washington Post said . Separately, Coats testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed session Thursday that lasted for three-and-a-half hours. Although USA Today also noted that the tweet came shortly after a Washington Post report that Mueller's team is also investigating Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner's business ... Read More »

Great Danes rescued from suspected puppy mill


Wolfeboro police served a warrant on a local property where they found 84 dogs being housed in "unsafe and unsanitary conditions". The Great Danes with red, swollen eyes were said to be sliding around on their feces as rescuers were overpowered by odors of the feces, raw chicken and ammonia. Read More »

Democrats win Congressional Baseball Game for Charity; Scalise honored with LSU gear


Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it's a "good possibility" that the Louisiana Republican will be able to return to work in his full capacity. Scalise and four others were shot Wednesday morning during a Republican practice for the annual congressional baseball game . U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), who visited Scalise in the hospital Thursday, said that on a recent foreign trip he and Scalise took, 90 percent of their conversations were about the game. Read More »

My agenda is moving ahead despite distraction of 'Witch Hunt'


The US President announced on Friday that he was being investigated for firing former FBI Director James Comey , and seemingly trained his guns on deputy attorney general accusing him of overseeing a "witch hunt" against him. Trump got rid of Comey, in May to hamper an inquiry into his sacked national security adviser, Michael Flynn. "You're right, Chris, I can't read the mind of the special prosecutor", Sekulow said, growing more agitated. Read More »

President Trump not under investigation in Russian Federation probe, lawyer says

But Jay Sekulow , part of Trump's legal team, said the president was writing about reports of an investigation, not an actual probe. Trump had tweeted: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Sekulow, however, emphasized that Trump was referring to the "fake" story in The Washington Post and denied that the tweet was an admission by the President that is being investigated. Read More »

Two US soldiers killed in attack by Afghan soldier

Their families are still being notified. Afghan and American officials are investigating the incident. Three U.S. soldiers had died there this year before Saturday's shooting. Afghan officials told the BBC the friendly-fire airstrike in southern Helmand province also killed several militants. Achin District is the primary base of operations for ISIS in Afghanistan and has been the site of multiple joint US-Afghan counterterrorism missions. Read More »

Angry Trump decries witch hunt against him


The lawyer told CNN the Twitter comment was made in the confines of a 140-character post and suggested that the Post report should be discounted because of its use of anonymous sources. Based in part on the people he is hiring to assist in the probe, some wonder whether he may lean toward a less-than-objective investigation , at the president's expense. Read More »

MENIFEE: Winning powerball ticket sold in Sun City

The numbers revealed just after 11 p.m. were 32, 26, 20, 38 and 58, with a Powerball 3. The last First State Powerball victor was last December when a winning ticket worth almost $121 million was sold at a Selbyville gas station. Lottery site USAMega.com estimates the federal tax withholding on a lump sum would be somewhere north of $68 million, and state taxes could knock out up to another $24.1 million (with NY the worst offender). Read More »

Finsbury Park: 'Several Hurt' As Vehicle Hits Pedestrians

The London Ambulance service is responding to the incident. The circumstances of the incident are unclear as of yet, but several reports note that there are a number of casualties. He said the driver had run out of the van but a group of people caught him and held him until police arrived. "More information will follow when we have it". Read More »

Mueller Has 'Not Yet' Decided to Investigate Trump

Sekulow said it was a response to an article in the Washington Post alleging Trump was under investigation for obstruction of justice. "Nothing he's tweeted has caused me any issues whatsoever", he said. Earlier, Rosenstein had authored an extensive and publicly-released memorandum recommending former FBI-chief James Comey's firing. "This is the first time the president's overall approval rating has hit the 50% mark since late April", the site states. Read More »

United States president not under investigation for obstruction: His attorney


Mr Rosenstein took over the investigation into whether Russian Federation tried to tip the United States election in favour of Mr Trump after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself in March. The first is into whether anyone on Trump's campaign or associated with it, with him or with any of his businesses, may have had any illegal dealings with Russian officials or others with ties to the Kremlin. Read More »

Iran police kills four IS suspects in Hormuzgan province

Seventeen people were killed when four armed assailants attacked the countrys parliament while a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum. As the Tehran Times reports, "Iran has been helping the governments in neighboring Iraq and Syria in fight against Daesh, which considers Shiites to be apostates". Read More »