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Martin Truex Jr. living sublimely after Kansas Speedway win

Since 2011, the 1 1/2-mile oval has been hosting the spring night race, which still hasn't seen a repeat victor. As his decision to retire at the end of the season sinks in, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Almirola came skidding into the accident several seconds later. If he's a factor late in today's race, it's time to start taking the 17 much more seriously. Read More »

Trump Sends Chilling Twitter Warning to Comey

In the most Nixonian-sounding comment yet during this week's craziness, President Trump, clearly angry about the leaking sieves that are the White House and the USA intelligence community, just issued a cryptic threat to former FBI Director Comey, warning in no uncertain terms about retaliation should the leaks continue and saying the fired FBI director should hope there are no recordings of their conversations. Read More »

Congress touts budget deal as Trump advocates for government shutdown

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Trump's embrace of a potential government shutdown came days after he accused Senate Democrats of seeking such an outcome and obstructing majority Republicans during recent budget negotiations. One senior administration official said Trump was "not happy" as he watched Democrats claim victory in the budget negotiations, and a second senior administration official said Trump was baffled that Democrats felt they could claim victory. Read More »

Officials piece together events before nursing home shooting

A report via fox8 told of investigators discovering two deceased female employees inside the nursing home. The gunman, identified as Thomas Hartless, 43, was also found dead at the scene. WDTN sister station WCMH has reported all of the students who attend classes there have been safely moved to Watkins Middle Schools. Medical helicopters were called to land at the National Trail Raceway. Read More »

OH police chief, 3 others dead in nursing home shooting

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The gunman was found dead with the employees. A police chief who had been on the job for just a few weeks and two nursing home employees are dead after a shooting this morning in Kirkersville , Ohio , officials said. He said he saw people "running" from the Pine Kirk Care Center. Some residents had barricaded themselves in various places, police said. He said she would give neighborhood children ice cream and round them up to take them to Sunday school. Read More »

Watch Donald Trump's First Commencement Speech as President

What Trump didn't mention was the former director of the FBI, James Comey, or anything to do with Russian Federation, for that matter. "In America, we don't worship government", Trump declared at one point. "As long as I'm your president", Trump promised to loud applause, "no one is ever going to stop you from practicing your faith or preaching what's in your heart." "We love setting records", Trump said at the beginning of his remarks as he took in the crowd. Read More »

Texas Senate Passes Anti-Transgender Legislation

But Texas's Republican-dominated legislature is now poised to loosen the regulatory requirements so that the agency can license the centres. "We need to make sure they're free to participate just like everybody else". He wants to compete with the guys but can not because state law makes student athletes participate as the gender listed on their birth certificate. Before the bill is sent over to the house it still needs to pass the final round of approval. Read More »

Trump Pledges To Move Swiftly To Nominate New FBI Chief

His tweet warned Comey that he had "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Trump is "frustrated, and angry at everyone", one source told Axios, and said that the president is also upset with Cabinet officials, like commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, attorney general Jeff Sessions, and health and human services secretary Tom Price. Read More »

Clapper: 'Our institutions are under assault' by Trump

When asked about what concerns he has for the country ahead, Clapper said that as a private citizen, he worries about America's institutions, which he feels are "under attack" from both external and internal sources. The comments come after the abrupt firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey amid a probe into Moscow's meddling in United States elections and possible ties with the Trump campaign. Read More »

USA supports action to reduce greenhouse gases at Arctic summit

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska on Tuesday. Left to right in the front row are Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson of Iceland, Anders Samuelsen of Denmark, Margot Elisabeth Wallström of Sweden, Sergey Lavrov of Russia, Rex Tillerson of the United States, Børge Brende of Norway, Timo Soini of Finland, Christina Alexandra Freeland of Canada and Judy Garber of the United States. Read More »

Hillary Clinton to launch 'Anti-Trump' PAC

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Comey only disclosed that investigation to a House hearing in March and said it had begun last July, during the heat of the campaign. In late March, Comey testified in an open session with lawmakers, and publicly confirmed for the first time that the FBI is investigating Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Trump's war with Comey intensifies

Three other were expected to be interview on Saturday afternoon. And I hope he will be. The top Democrats on the House judiciary and oversight committees wrote to the White House on Friday demanding copies of any recordings. Spicer said Trump's Twitter message wasn't meant to intimidate Comey. Trump's tweets , including two in which he dismissed questions about whether any of his associates colluded in Russia's interference in last year's presidential election, again overshadowed the ... Read More »

President Trump is making it hard for his defenders

He's simply stated a fact. "The tweet speaks for itself". When asked if Trump requested loyalty from Comey in January, Spicer said: "No". "I think we ought to get to the bottom line here: President Trump is risky", Durbin told MSNBC, the cable news channel. Read More »

White House opens in-house movie theater to public tours

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In addition to hosting the military Mother's Day event, the first lady also announced the opening of the White House movie theater as part of the self-guided tours in the East Wing for the first time in history. everyone here at the White House, hold you close in our hearts and thoughts each and every day". Four decades later, President Ronald Reagan - a former Hollywood actor - ordered a major remodeling that resulted in a total of 51 seats and tiered rows. Read More »

Mormon Church Pulls Older Teens From Program

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Instead, the church will engage these youths in activities that are focused on "spiritual, social, physical and intellectual goals outlined by the church", the statement said. I really don't know the answer to that". The council said it will continue to offer up its camping programs and facilities to LDS congregations and their young men and young women. Read More »

Fox News co-president exits network in wake of harassment scandals

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Ailes's departure heralded a wave of further allegations of racist and sexist abuse by top on-air talent and executives at the network, and drew new attention to past alleged transgressions. "He was the executive in charge of O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and former staffer Greta Van Susteren", THR added. The network also has a new chief financial officer and head of human resources. Read More »

Paris climate deal stronger without US, experts say

Despite President Donald Trump's threat to pull America from the Paris Agreement, about 3,000 climate negotiators met in the city of Bonn, Germany on Tuesday, to discuss the nitty gritty of the worldwide deal that was negotiated late a year ago. Read More »

House Dems Want Comey Tapes

Mr Trump, who has sought better relations with Russian Federation, has continued to question whether it was behind the hacking of email accounts belonging to Democrats involved in Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Comey's unexpected dismissal Tuesday as the federal government's top investigator. Trump abruptly fired Comey on Tuesday and later said Comey was a "showboat" and "grandstander" who was not doing a good job. Read More »

Top Senate Dem may try to stall FBI confirmation

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Chuck Schumer (D-NY) strongly signaled that Democrats wouldn't support Trump's pick to be Federal Bureau of Investigation director unless a special prosecutor is appointed to investigate Trump and Russian Federation. The notion that Democrats might refuse to vote on any nominee put forward by Trump to be the bureau's director was first floated last week by a handful of lawmakers including Sens. Read More »

Fan ejected, banned from Fenway Park for using racial slur, team says

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The Red Sox have apologized, and the MA governor Charlie Baker called it, "unacceptable". The feud seemed to reach its tipping point Tuesday night when Orioles shortstop Manny Machado unleashed a curse-filled rant on the Red Sox after Chris Sale was ejected for throwing behind him in the first inning of Boston's 5-2 win. Read More »

ISIL lose control of Tabqa and its dam

Kurdish officials have never said anything about conquering Raqqa for somebody else, and it would be unusual for the group to be willing to commit so heavy to the invasion of a city if they didn't have designs on incorporating it into their self-declared autonomous region. Read More »