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For 1st commencement address, Trump picks Liberty University

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Bush spoke in 1990. "There are people who can't get the job done, but the future belongs for the dreamers, not the critics, the people who follow their heart no matter what the critics say ". And he also urged graduates to "never, ever give up" and to follow their passions - and reminded them of the things he's done for religious liberty since assuming office nearly four months ago. Read More »

With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks a singular buzz

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In doing so he was only the fourth horse in 34 years to win the Preakness Stakes without first running in the Kentucky Derby. He was there, but it wasn't like he was dragging Johnny there, actually. A record $97 million was bet on the Pimlico card and those sharp enough to keep the Derby victor off all tickets and put Cloud Computing on top had the potential for some very nice payoffs. Read More »

Explosive memo could put Trump in "impeachment territory"

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And this was all before the tantalizing possibility of a " Comey memo " detailing various attempts by Trump to shut down an investigation of possible ties between former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn and Russian operatives. So, the claims against Trump should be strong enough that his own party will decide to impeach him, which apparently is not going to happen unless Congress gets enough evidence against him and his associates. Read More »

Read Rupert Murdoch's Memo to Fox News on Roger Ailes' Death

But we're talking about a man whose career as a political operative and television executive was all about delivering a message in the most effective way possible. Since Ailes' exit, Kelly and Greta Van Susteren have left Fox, and O'Reilly was sacked after a sexual harassment scandal of his own (his victims had been paid to keep quiet). Read More »

Officer Not Guilty in Shooting of Unarmed Tulsa Man

Terence's hands were in the air. Terence was not an imminent threat. Terence Crutcher's father, Rev. Joey Crutcher echoed her remarks in a statement after the announcement. A white policewoman who shot an unarmed black man in 2016 was acquitted by a jury in the USA state of Oklahoma on Wednesday, 17 May. While on duty last September, Shelby fatally shot an unarmed black man, Terrence Crutcher, who had experienced vehicle trouble. Read More »

Cleanup Begins In Elk City After Tornado Levels Homes

He estimated the park had around 50 homes. The National Weather Service in Norman has not yet released information about the strength of the tornado, but tweeted early Wednesday that it will be surveying the damage. Cattle have been killed, but he says he has no immediate reports of human injuries. The storm also brought numerous reports of large hail and strong winds. Read More »

Arctic Council presents united front as Finland takes over from US

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Secretary Tillerson also announced the signing of the Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation by Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States. "My message for Rex Tillerson is: Alaska shouldn't be for sale for what's in our earth", said Hannah Hill, 36, who works at a Fairbanks soup kitchen. Read More »

President Donald Trump Illuminates the White House in Blue to Honor LE

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And every year since 1982, members of our law enforcement community, their families and friends have gathered on this day in Washington, D.C.to mourn the fallen and remember their heroism through this memorial service. Trump, on the other hand, makes no bones about his admiration for police and has long pledged to hold them in high esteem. What's "unbelievable" is that a president can't share a heartfelt, unscripted moment as a kind gesture to the son of a fallen police officer. Read More »

Cloud Computing pulls upset in Preakness; Always Dreaming eighth

Brown, with one of the most powerful stables in the country, had one overwhelming thought in the winner's circle - his mentor Bobby Frankel, high on any list of the greatest American trainers. "It was just that he put so much into the Derby that it wasn't meant to be", said Pletcher. "I think he just turned around and was a little too quick. Read More »

Obama Warned Trump Against Hiring Mike Flynn, officials say

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Spicer said that after the White House first viewed the evidence and materials on February 2, which were first flagged by Yates on January 26, there were various meetings and discussions that took place leading up to the request for Flynn's resignation on February 13. Read More »

We'll see: Dwayne Johnson on potential 2020 Presidential Run

Alec Baldwin, who has played President Trump on SNL this season, initially starts to thank Johnson , but he is interrupted when Tom Hanks takes the stage. "Together, we would get one hundred percent of the vote". "A better leadership. I think more poised, less noise", he said. "But then getting a dig in at President Trump , he said, "Now, I'm actually anxious that I'm too qualified" for the job". Read More »

First Lady shuns traditional Muslim headscarf

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He's scheduled to visit Israel, the Vatican, and Belgium before returning to Washington. FILE - In this January 27, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stand with new Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz they arrive on Air Force One at King Khalid International Airport, in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Possible leak found at Washington nuclear site

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Millions of gallons of the most unsafe wastes produced by that work are stored in 177 underground tanks, many of which are decades old and have leaked. That tunnel holds highly radioactive waste left over from the Cold War. It has been sealed since the mid-1990s, according to the Department of Energy . Read More »

Russian officials bragged they could use Flynn to influence Trump

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Experts told the publication that it was not rare for campaigns to speak to foreign officials, but that it was exceptional how often the Trump campaign communicated with individuals with Kremlin ties. Concerns that Flynn was compromised were so strong that US intelligence officials went out of their way to hide information from him. The day after he fired FBI Director James Comey. Read More »

Anti-government protests claim another life in Venezuela

Anti-government protesters are met with tear gas fired by security forces as they try to march to the Interior Ministry, in Caracas, Venezuela , Thursday, May 18, 2017. Most shops and businesses in San Cristobal, capital of Tachira state on the Colombian border, were closed and guarded by soldiers on Wednesday, though looting continued in some poorer sectors, residents said. Read More »

Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing

He told reporters Thursday from his home in a southern Salt Lake City suburb that he still has not seen the Comey memo or spoken with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Sitting next to his wife, Julie, and their dog, Ruby, Chaffetz said after almost eight in years in Congress, he wanted a change. But Trump's victory complicated Chaffetz' life. Read More »

Russian officials thought they could use Flynn to influence Trump

Although White House officials said last week that Trump had not been in contact with Flynn following his dismissal, the sources speaking to the Beast suggested that communication between the pair was ongoing. In December 2015, Flynn attended a gala honoring the Kremlin-run TV network RT. Flynn's previous appearances on, and payments from, Russian state media - including an event in which he appeared sitting next to Russian President Vladimir Putin - were also seen as red flags. Read More »

EU, US to meet on airline security

The BBC reported Wednesday that officials from the United States and European Union "decided against" the ban following yesterday's meeting, though "other measures" are still under consideration. The White House is in utter turmoil at the moment over allegations Donald Trump divulged highly classified information to Russian officials. But European aviation safety officials are alarmed at the prospect of large numbers of electronic devices powered by lithium batteries being carried in ... Read More »

US to ban laptops in cabins of all flights from Europe

The action would extend a limited ban that was put in place in March. They don't believe it's any safer for electronic items to be in check luggage. The initial ban , now in place at 10 airports in eight countries, was put in place after US intelligence feared terrorists could develop bombs hidden in portable electronic devices. Read More »

Here's Why Democrats Are Not Storming The Gates, Demanding Impeachment

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The big question for co-organizer Tudor Popescu is: Will July 2 be too late because impeachment could be underway by then? President Trump is not the first president to believe he was the victim of a political witch hunt. It wasn't there for impeaching Bill Clinton in 1999. Two-thirds of the Senate would have to vote in favour of conviction for Trump to be removed from office - a pretty high bar, given that it's hard for either party to get even the 60 votes needed to overcome a ... Read More »

Calls for Brazil's president to resign or be impeached grow

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Otherwise, it warned, he will drag Brazil into an even deeper political crisis. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo). Demonstrators protest Brazil's President Michel Temer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, May 18, 2017. Temer's remarks were unlikely to have much impact on the spreading movement for him to resign. Their withdrawal from government puts in jeopardy plans to reform the pension system and labor laws. Read More »