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Schwarber, Rizzo HR, Cubs top Reds 9-5; Maddon's 1000th win

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The fifth inning home run was his first career home run at Wrigley Field and extended the Cubs lead to 5-3. Garrett is 3-2 with a 4.25 ERA in six starts with Cincinnati this year. St. Louis made three errors and lost for just the second time in 10 games. Kyle Schwarber , one of the Cubs who has been struggling, crushed a solo homer to right-center in the second. Read More »

Gov. Abbott: Hispanics should not fear S.B. 4

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Rafael Anchia, chair of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus. SB 4's mandate to turn local law enforcement into Trump's deportation force has drawn overwhelming opposition from a broad coalition of constituencies. " Senate Bill 4 is not only immoral and unconstitutional, but it is a threat to public safety, to residents' constitutional rights, and to El Paso County's settlement agreement in a federal court", El Paso County Commissioner David Stout said. Read More »

Amtrak train conductor shot by passenger near Chicago

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According to Cammiso, "The conductor stepped out onto the platform and the suspect fired the weapon out of the window from the train out of the window and struck the victim". Now there are no safeguards to stop someone from carrying a loaded firearm onto a train, though it is clearly prohibited by Amtrak. But passengers say there is little security screening to prevent it. Read More »

Trump wants to move quickly on new FBI director

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The White House initially said the investigation was not a factor in Trump's decision. And in fact when I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won. Read More »

Crews remove Jefferson Davis monument in Mid

The vote was met with fierce opposition; historic preservation societies and the local chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans filed a lawsuit in an effort to block the city from removing the statues. The statue was dedicated in 1911. Dozens of vocal opponents and proponents of Confederate-era monuments gathered shortly after midnight as the second of the four Confederate-era monuments was being prepared to be removed from its location. Read More »

Yates account builds Flynn-Russia drama

Yates further explained that she was concerned Vice President Mike Pence had told the American people things about Flynn's conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that were not true, and that she and her colleagues at DOJ felt compelled to relay the information they had contradicting those statements to the White House. Read More »

Trump, Putin, Erdoğan and the Kurdish problem

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Angered by a US decision to arm Kurdish YPG fighters in Syria, Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan heads to Washington this week for talks with Donald Trump seeking either to change the president's mind or to "sort things out ourselves". Erdogan arrived Monday in Washington, the Turkish flag hanging prominently outside the Blair House, a historic presidential guesthouse across the street from the White House. Read More »

The old slaveholder and Confederate names of New Orleans schools

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The statue - which honors the man who led the Confederate army in the attack that launched the Civil War - is one of two remaining Confederate-era monuments that are set to come down, according to the city. Previously taken down were the Battle of Liberty Place monument and a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. But backlash has been building against removing Confederate monuments. Read More »

Cornyn says he will stay in Senate, won't be FBI director

In a statement released by his office on Tuesday, Cornyn, the Senate's majority whip, said the country needs a "well-credentialed" and "independent" Federal Bureau of Investigation director to replace James Comey, who was sacked by the president last week. Read More »

Sheriff: 1 dead after tornado hits Wisconsin trailer park

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The tornado , part of a storm system that pounded parts of at least seven states from Texas to near the Canadian border with heavy rain, high winds and hail, damaged the Prairie Lakes Estates trailer park north of Chetek. Chetek Mayor Jeff Martin tells KSTP-TV that numerous emergency vehicles have gone to the trailer park. A sofa sits on damaged trees after a tornado ripped through Prairie Lake Estates trailer home park, just north of Chetek, Wis., Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Read More »

OBOR: In major blow to China, Europian Union endorsement unlikely

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Hailed by Xi as a "project of the century", the plan fits into his bigger narrative that China is setting an example of globalization, filling the void left by the U.S. Other countries welcome the investment, but governments including the United States, Russia and India have expressed unease that Beijing also might be using the effort to increase its political stature. Read More »

Comey documented Trump request to drop Flynn investigation in memo

The associate is also confirming an account from The New York Times that Trump vented about media leaks during a conversation with Comey and expressed his support for seeing reporters in prison. Firing FBI Director James Comey is already coming back to haunt President Donald Trump. He suggests a better move for the President would be to come out and say "I want to get to the bottom of this". Read More »

Spicer: There Is 'No Need' to Appoint Special Prosecutor for Russia Investigation

Last night Mr Trump announced Mr Comey's successor would be announced "very soon" - four candidates were interviewed for the post yesterday. The US is now the laughing stock of the world and their election of Trump as president has become a lesson learned for the rest of the world like France whose citizens voted for Emmanuel Macron, a centrist and liberal over the ultra rightist candidate Le Pen. Read More »

Trump, GOP control Federal Bureau of Investigation chief pick despite Democrats' calls

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The firing drew a wave of criticism in large part because the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been investigating whether election meddling by Russian Federation involved people in Trump's presidential campaign. For months, Trump dismissed the conclusion of the USA intelligence community that Russian Federation was ultimately responsible for hacking into computer systems and email accounts associated with the Democratic Party, then leaking information that was damaging to Hillary ... Read More »

House oversight chair seeking Comey memos

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Often lauded for his independence, Comey had come under intense scrutiny in past months for his role in the agency's investigation into the email practices of Trump's opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, including a pair of letters he sent to Congress on the matter in the final days of the campaign. Read More »

Report says Israel provided intelligence on ISIS

Different news reports said the original information came from Israeli intelligence. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). Lawmakers in Trump's party largely reacted the same way when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Trump fired Flynn on February 13, on grounds that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russians. He did not deny discussing classified information. Read More »

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation

The officials said the information had been supplied by a US ally in the fight against the militant group. "We did our own internal analysis of what we perceived as the greatest potential threats of the Trump administration", he said. May 2, 2017: Clinton again lays part of the blame for losing the election on Comey's October 28 letter. The existence of Mr. Trump's request is the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.B.I. Read More »

Stakeout on Dunkin' Donuts Locations Friday to Benefit Special Olympics

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In addition, each guest who visits a Cop on a Rooftop location that day and makes a donation to the Torch Run will receive a free donut coupon. The torch passing is part of a press conference to announce the 2017 Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run and to celebrate the 31 Anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Georgia. Read More »

White House defends Trump's 'wholly appropriate' discussion with Russians

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said the president's disclosures, first reported by the Washington Post , were "wholly appropriate". Some Democratic lawmakers and former intelligence officials warned that, depending on what exactly Trump told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak , the lives of those gathering the intel provided by Israel to the USA may now be at risk. Read More »

He simply stated a fact': Spicer plays down Trump 'tapes' warning

Q: Did President Trump record his conversations with [Comey]? American democracy is "under assault" on separate fronts from President Donald Trump and Russian Federation, the former US intelligence chief warned Sunday, expressing dismay over the abrupt firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey amid a probe into Moscow's meddling in USA elections and possible ties with the Trump campaign. Read More »

N Korea leader revisits island strike site

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South Korea's defence ministry said it didn't have an immediate comment on the report . It was the largest group defection to the South since Kim Jong Un took power in 2011. North Korea maintains that it must develop nuclear weapons because of the "hostile" policy of the United States, which retains 28,500 troops in South Korea and holds bi-annual military drills the North considers rehearsals for invasion. Read More »

Parents slept nearby as Arkansas newborn bitten by rodents 100 times

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On Sunday, 18-year-old Charles Elliott and 19-year-old Erica Shryock, both of Magnolia were arrested for first degree endangering the welfare of a minor. Elliott told detectives that he got a rag to clean the girl up, noting that he could see "bloody rat footprints" in the bassinet. "Williams told Lt. Read More »

Newborn found with about 100 rodent bites; Arkansas parents arrested

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Two teenage parents have been arrested after their newborn was taken to a hospital with "excessive rodent bites to its body". The child's parents have been identified by police as Erica Shryock, 19, and Charles Elliott, 18. Shryock and Elliott admitted knowing there were rats in the house, but that they didn't do anything to address the rodent problem. Police received consent from Margie Williams, who lives with Elliott and Shryock at the residence, to search the house. Read More »