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Protesters spell out 'Resist!' at Trump golf course near LA

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Some 200 protesters gathered at President Donald Trump's golf course near Los Angeles and spread out in the grass to form the word " RESIST! ". The group "Indivisible San Pedro" took an aerial photo that shows 200 protesters spelling out the word "RESIST" in 30-foot-tall letters on the grounds of the Trump National Golf Club. Read More »

Donald Trump's attempt to fix the Comey crisis made it worse

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The White House refused to confirm or deny whether someone in the West Wing is in possession of a recording of the dinner between Mr Trump and Mr Comey . Mr Comey promised only that he could be honest, The New York Times reported. He followed up by attempting to defend his team by saying it's not their fault if they don't speak with "perfect accuracy" - and suggested that he would be open to ending future press briefings. Read More »

Mom of boy who killed himself vows he 'will be heard'

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He hanged himself with a necktie in the bedroom of his Cincinnati apartment on January 26. The file included a copy of a February 3 email from a homicide detective to an assistant principal at Carson Elementary School and other Cincinnati school officials describing what he saw on the video obtained from the school district's security department. Read More »

US military confirms North Korea fired missile

It comes days after the election of a new South Korean president. The U.S. Pacific Command said it was assessing the type of missile but it was "not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". The JCS warned that the North would face "strong retaliations" from the allies if it continues to ignore their warning messages and sticks to provocations. Read More »

Georgia wildfire: evacuations ordered though many stay put

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It's now 12 percent contained. All of Camden County's fire departments have sent personnel to help fight the wildfire in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge . This past weekend, local authorities ordered a mandatory evacuation for St. George's roughly 2,000 residents as flames crept within 3 miles (5 kilometers) of the community. Read More »

$10K reward offered for killer of rare Yellowstone wolf

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Park staff responded but had to euthanize the wolf because her injuries were so severe. The wolf was found wounded April 11 inside Yellowstone National Park and had to be put down because of the severity of the wolf's wounds. The shooting happened at a time of transition for wolves in nearby Wyoming, where a federal appeals court ruled in March that they could be removed from Endangered Species Act protection. Read More »

Trump On Firing Comey: 'It Was Set Up A While Ago'

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Asked whether the American public can trust anything the White Press Office says or wait for the president to confirm, Sanders said: "We were absolutely given the information that we could have at that time". "This matters because White House officials have been saying things that appear now not be true". McCabe told senators it is not standard FBI practice to tell someone he or she is or isn't under investigation. Read More »

Sessions Tells Prosecutors To Seek 'Most Serious' Charges, Stricter Sentences

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Under Holder, prosecutors were directed not to include drug quantity amounts in criminal charges in some cases if it would trigger mandatory minimum sentences - that policy was rescinded in Sessions' directive. But despite the public outcry, Sessions made it clear in the memo that he intends for the changes to be implemented immediately. "Drug business is big criminal business". Read More »

Boy, 8, beaten unconscious days before days before killing himself

Despite their initial refusal, Cincinnati Public Schools announced that they will release the surveillance video possibly later today. Attorneys for Gabriel's mother said the boy pushed Gabriel into a wall, knocking him unconscious. After being found on the floor by the assistant principal then the school nurse, the third-grader's mother was contacted and she was informed that she son had fainted. Read More »

'There's a gunman in the house,' terrified doctor texted

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Police previously said the killer allegedly wrote a "message of retribution" on the wall in the victims' blood. Their hands were tied and throats cut, the paper said. "You can't get up there without a key". Officers stormed the flat and - after a dramatic shootout with the suspect - discovered the bodies of anesthesiologists 49-year-old Richard Field , from Hammersmith, and Lina Bolanos , 36. Read More »

Trump urges Liberty U grads to stand up to criticism

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Trump's tweet came the morning after he asserted Comey had told him three times that he wasn't under FBI investigation. He again referred to the size of the crowd later in his speech, saying "this is a attractive stadium, and it's packed". Read More »

Kim Jong Un tests another missile

The North itself would be willing to hold talks with the USA if the conditions are right, according a senior official at the North's foreign ministry said on Saturday. The president also told Bloomberg News recently that he would meet North Korean president Kim Jong Un "under the right circumstances". "China opposes relevant launch activities by North Korea that are contrary to Security Council resolutions", China's foreign ministry said in a statement. Read More »

Comey is 'not anxious about any tapes'

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During a Thursday interview with NBC's Lester Holt , Trump said he made the decision to fire Comey on his own, and that he would have done it regardless of what Rosenstein recommended, adding that he had been thinking of "this Russian Federation thing with Trump" when he came to his decision to fire Comey . Read More »

Next global cyber-attack likely on Monday

Europol said a special task force at its European Cybercrime Centre was "specially created to assist in such investigations and will play an important role in supporting the investigation". The interior ministry said on its website that around 1,000 computers had been infected but it had localized the virus. Sir Michael told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show: "We never comment on the different systems, obviously for reasons of security, that our submarines use but our vanguard submarines I can ... Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Orders Tougher Sentences For Drug Defendants

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I know because I was a victim of the Rockefeller Drug Laws which mandated mandatory minimum sentencing . However, some local leaders agree tougher sentencing is not the way to reduce crime. If the defendant fulfilled four requirements (no use of violence, not the organizer, no ties with gangs and, no significant criminal history), defendants should not plea for mandatory minimum sentences. Read More »

Pope canonizes siblings behind Fatima visions

Pope Francis added two Portuguese shepherd children to the roster of Catholic saints Saturday, honouring young siblings whose reported visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago turned the Portuguese farm town of Fatima into one of the world's most important Catholic shrines. Read More »

French PM to be appointed on Monday, new government on Tuesday

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Their romance captured tabloid headlines during the French presidential campaign, but was not an obstacle to Emmanuel Macron decisively winning over far-right opponent Marine Le Pen last week. His gamble paid off, and French voters put their trust in him. In his speech, Macron vowed to restore confidence to France . In fact, Macron's victory - which he celebrated to the tune of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy", the European anthem - is likely to invigorate more moderate, pro-European forces ... Read More »

GOP-aligned group buys ad time for health bill

His fellow Republican senators who also have to run for re-election in 2018-especially Nevada's Dean Heller and Arizona's Jeff Flake-are probably not going to be too pleased with this polling, either. The House instead links its aid to age, with older people getting larger tax credits. He said "considerably more work" was needed to lower premiums. Dearborn said last week on the podcast: "Will there be some changes?" That's because states receiving a waiver may also be exempt from other ... Read More »

Women's Tennis Falls Just Short in NCAA Second Round

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Arconada followed Catanzariti in the next to score the next winning match, defeating Stevens 6-2,6-4. NU's Chris Ephron/Michael Lorenzini topped J.T. Nishimura/Bjorn Hoffmann (more on him in a bit), 6-2, before clinching the point with a win by Sam Shropshire/Konrad Zieba over Filip Bergevi/Florian Lakat, 6-4. Read More »

Texas Bill Could Bar Trans Student Athletes from Competing

However, outdated rules by the University Interscholastic League (the governing body for high school sports in Texas) required Beggs to wrestle against the girls, instead of the boys he wanted to compete against. "It's what the UIL stated a little bit after the competition". It said six other states have similar policies. Athlete Ally, a national organization that encourages LGBTQ inclusion in sports, blasted the bill, which received support from all of the upper chamber's Republicans and ... Read More »