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WH Official: NYT, WaPo Reports Are 'Coordinated Attack' on Trump

The White House has claimed memos from Mr Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions were crucial in persuading Mr Trump to fire Mr Comey. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the panel, said Comey's testimony would help "answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the President". Read More »

Hahn leads Byron Nelson by one stroke

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With play completed, Day is in a two-way T3, two back of 54-hole leader James Hahn, and will play out of the penultimate twosome in R4. Hahn, who finished tied fifth at the TPC Four Seasons Resort in 2014, carded a flawless 64 to prime himself for just a third career victory on the PGA Tour, while a strong finish from Billy Horschel saw him birdie the last three holes to sit one back in second. Read More »

Times Square driver told cops he wanted to 'kill them all'

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Police say Richard Rojas seemed to be "emotionally disturbed" in his statements to officers after killing one person - an 18-year-old woman - and injuring 22 others on Thursday. But he was surrounded by a crowd of heroes and tackled by Ken Bradix, a bouncer at Planet Hollywood . The vehicle, a red Honda Accord, was driver at high speed over the side-walk for three blocks before crashing into a metal pole and coming to a halt. Read More »

AG Jeff Sessions' sentencing memo could hurt the wrongfully convicted

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In this week's memo, Sessions said the change was consistent with the Justice Department's responsibility "to fulfill our role in a way that accords with the law, advances public safety, and promotes respect for our legal system". Holder, who served under the Obama administration, implemented the " Smart on Crime " drug sentencing policy that focused on not incarcerating people who committed low level non-violent crimes. Read More »

Fans thankful to see 'Greatest Show on Earth' one final time

It's something of a reunion - or a funeral - for a production that's centered on bringing joy to the public. The company said it chose to wrap up the show, which is famous for its animal acts and high-flying acrobatics, because high costs and a drop in ticket sales made the circus an unsustainable business. Read More »

Amber Alert issued for missing 1-year-old Columbus, Indiana boy

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Columbus police believe the boy was abducted by Andrea Rhoades, 43. He is 2 feet 6 inches and 31 pounds, with blond hair and and blue eyes. He has a birthmark on the back of his head and was last seen without any clothing. They may be in a gray 2003 Chevrolet Blazer, with in license plate XVK853. The Hope Police Department posted on its Facebook page that the child and the woman were "located unharmed". Read More »

North Korea fires another ballistic missile despite sanctions threats

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Military leaders from the South said North Korea "fired an unidentified projectile" from a site near Pukchang in South Pyongan province which flew about 500 kilometres, according to the report. Symantec SYMC.O and Kaspersky Lab said on Monday that some code in an earlier version of the WannaCry software had also appeared in programs used by the Lazarus Group, which researchers from many companies have identified as a North Korea-run hacking operation. Read More »

Notre Dame Students Plan to Protest Mike Pence's Commencement Speech

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Pence told graduates to inspire those around them, since people follow those they respect, but they should "aspire to be men and women of character" and aspire to service rather than selfish ambition. "Last year, [Pence] called up our club and just wanted to sit down with us and some of our members", Jaskowski said. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr., former administrator of NASA; Alice Gast, president of the Imperial College of London; Rev. Read More »

Police charge suspect in Maryland college stabbing death

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Police say the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. Authorities have not identified the suspect or the victim. The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation on the incident and ask anyone with information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555. Read More »

President's 2018 budget to include paid family leave

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With the outline submitted in March and the full proposal to come next week, Trump is calling for historically deep budget cuts across government that would touch nearly every agency and program, reshaping priorities to boost defense and security spending. Read More »

'Trumpcare' Still Faces Hurdle In The Senate

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Adam Schiff of California. This is especially true for states that expanded their Medicaid programs and could now see a huge pool of federal health care money evaporate. The measure would also water down the subsidies that help consumers afford health insurance. Democrats who opposed the plan were adamant that the bill fails in all those major areas. Read More »

Torch-wielding protesters rally against removal of Confederate statue

Spencer was holding what looked like a lit tiki torch. About 10 minutes in, Charlottesville police arrived at the scene after an altercation between Spencer's group and counterprotesters, breaking up the gathering. Terry McAuliffe (D), who can not run again because he is term-limited. In a Facebook post, he added: "This white supremacist hate has no place in my hometown or anywhere in Virginia". Read More »

Police believe body found near I-495 is missing Duke student

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A body believed to be Michael Dohery, the missing Duke University student who disappeared in his hometown of Franklin last weekend, was found by civilian searchers on Saturday afternoon. Police and volunteers searched a swampy area near that home. Doherty ultimately made a decision to walk roughly a mile to his home. "We would also like to thank the residents who helped search, and those who provided support to all the personnel who worked tirelessly to find Michael", the statement continues. Read More »

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz To Leave Office At The End Of June

Chaffetz immediately tweeted that he wanted to see the memo when news broke Tuesday night. After Trump won, liberals hammered him for not going after Trump's administration with almost the vigor used against Democrats. As a college football kicker at Mormon-owned Brigham Young University in Utah, Chaffetz stumped for Dukakis during his 1988 presidential campaign. He is stepping down in the heavily Republican 3rd congressional district, which stretches from suburban Salt Lake City to desert ... Read More »

United States textile sector welcomes NAFTA renegotiations

Lighthizer told reporters he hopes to complete negotiations by the end of 2017, a further indication that the Trump administration's focus has shifted to updating and improving the agreement rather than scrapping it and starting over. "We are not satisfied to take a wait-and-see approach when it comes to any renegotiation of NAFTA", Wynne said in a statement. Mexican foreign minister Luis Videgaray, speaking at a news conference with secretary of state Rex Tillerson in Washington, said the ... Read More »

What Happens if Flynn Ignores the Senate's Subpoena?

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Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in public sometime after Memorial Day. Flynn, the former national security adviser, was sacked in February for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the contents of a December phone call with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Read More »

Gen. Lee the last Confederate statue removed in New Orleans

Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the historical markers "celebrate a fictional, sanitized Confederacy, ignoring the death, ignoring the enslavement, ignoring the terror that it actually stood for". Workers who eventually removed the monuments wore bulletproof body armor and face masks, as a precaution. "Have you ever thought that if her potential is limited, yours and mine are too?" Many said it was time for the statue to come down. Read More »

Charlottesville mayor slammed with anti-Semitic tweets after criticizing alt-right rally

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The plans for the Lee statue prompted the white-nationalist march on Saturday night, which in turn provoked a candlelight march by supporters of the move on Sunday night. Spencer said there's "something magical about fire at night". To be able to oppress everyone who isn't white! He reported one to Twitter that said his "days are numbered" but said he hasn't received any other explicit threats. Read More »

Flags fly at half-staff in state for Peace Officers Memorial Day

Monday, President Donald Trump honored the nation's fallen police officers and called for "a new era of respect and appreciation for law enforcement". But we also vow to honor their sacrifice by ensuring that those who protect and serve have the support, resources, and training that the men and women of law enforcement deserve. Read More »

Severe weather possible Thursday afternoon and evening

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Meteorologists also identified a storm that passed near Mountain Grove early Friday morning as an EF1 tornado. A cold front that will become stationary and a dryline in western Texas are the boundaries that will be the focus of severe storms. Read More »

Hahn grabs lead on 'Moving Day' ahead of Horschel, Day

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Half a dozen players - Johnson, Cameron Tringale (68), An Byeong-Hun of South Korea (66), Bud Cauley (67), Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela (68) and first-round co-leader James Hahn (70) - are six shots back at 134. I've got to get back into rhythm there. It was just in long grass and I wouldn't be able to flop it over. "I've got to go out and I've got to take care of my business and wherever it ends up, it ends up". Read More »

Donald Trump, back on Twitter, complains of 'witch hunt'

Trump and his supporters will continue calling this a witch hunt, and shout Hillary and Obama's names because that's what they do. President Donald Trump on Thursday assailed the Justice Department's appointment of a special counsel to investigate possible ties between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation, calling it "the single greatest witch hunt" in US history. Read More »