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Nuclear weapon: Trump reads riot act to Iran

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Israel captured east Jerusalem 50 years ago and claims the area - home to sensitive Jewish, Christian and Muslim holy sites - as part of its capital. The Trump administration drew the ire of some Israelis this week when officials declined to state that the Western Wall was part of Israel, as has been USA policy. Read More »

Texas advances school transgender bathroom law

A similar measure stalled in the House, but adding the amendment onto an emergency operation plan for schools is expected to push the bill through to law. " 'Let's be honest and clear here: This amendment is the bathroom bill, and the bathroom bill is an attack on transgender people, ' said state Rep. Read More »

WGOLF - White records top-20 finish at NCAA Championships

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She had a four-stroke lead at the 13th hole but bogeyed the 14th hole before the triple bogey on 17. Senior Tiffany Chan locked up an NCAA top 10 finish thanks to a 3-under 69 and led No. Finn had to save par from a bunker on the 18th, and she holed a 5-foot putt for a bunker save. No. 35 North Carolina (+56) missed the cut by one stroke, followed by No. Read More »

Saudi, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

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President Trump flew to Israel on Monday after a two-day stay in Saudi Arabia , which he chose for his first foreign trip since taking office in January. "From al-Madina newspaper: The Riyadh Summit". The president had previously campaigned for a new database to track Muslims in the U.S. and later called for those from some nations to be banned from entering the country. Read More »

Two dozen scary sharks spotted off San Clemente Pier shut down beaches

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At 11:40 a.m., about 20 sharks were counted from the San Clemente Pier to Capistrano Beach in Dana Point by officers on the Orange County Sheriff's helicopter, prompting lifeguards to extend the closure through Monday. A lot of bait fish is attracting sharks near the San Clemente Pier as well, officials say. "They couldn't do that with normal fishing gear", he said. Read More »

Trexit? Online bettors play early end to Trump presidency

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Another Democrat, Representative Al Green, yesterday called for Mr Trump's impeachment on the House floor. But, just as it was with Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, it is imperative to understand what the Founding Fathers intended when they created the remedy of impeachment, and how allegations of obstruction fit into the constitutional framework for holding a president accountable for misconduct in office. Read More »

Pool parasite on the rise, study shows

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An up-close image of cryptosporidium looks like something out of an alien movie, but the parasite could easily be hiding in your neighborhood swimming pool . Don't swim or let your kids swim if sick with diarrhea . Diarrhea can be particularly risky for small children as it can lead to dehydration which can be critical for younger patients. Read More »

NDSU softball team's season ends in NCAA regional

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However, they won their final four games, beating Arkansas, NDSU and Tulsa, twice, to keep their season alive. The NDSU-Oklahoma victor will play a 5:30 p.m. She benefitted from solid defense including bottom of the seventh. The Sooners lost 3-2 to North Dakota State in nine innings Saturday afternoon, becoming the first defending national champion to lose its regional opener since 1985. Read More »

Deputy AG stands by the memo used to justify Comey firing

The New York Times said the document, which was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office and has been circulated as the official account of the meeting, was read to the newspaper by a us official. Congress members said the third line of investigation was added recently, after memos surfaced claiming Mr Trump had tried to convince his former FBI director to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn. Read More »

Roger Ailes Is Dead At 77

Ailes, she said, "was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many". In the decades before he created a ratings juggernaut in Fox News, Ailes worked in politics, serving as a media adviser and consultant - most famously for Richard Nixon, whom Ailes helped to win the presidency in 1968. Read More »

Rand Paul Pans Sessions' 'Tough On Crime' Prosecution Policy

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Udi Ofer , director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Campaign for Smart Justice, said Sessions is pushing federal prosecutors to repeat a failed experiment: the war on drugs . According to the Examiner, Holder mentioned department data showing that because of his Smart on Crime directive, prosecutors have been able to reallocate resources and focus on high-level drug offenders. Read More »

Return to path of denuclearization: United Nations to North Korea

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There are doubts whether the North can miniaturise a nuclear weapon sufficiently to fit it onto a missile nose cone, and no proof it has mastered the re-entry technology needed to ensure it survives returning into Earth's atmosphere. U.S. President Donald Trump warned in an interview with Reuters this month that a "major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible. The UN Security Council is expected to discuss the Korean Peninsula's nuclear issue on Tuesday behind closed doors, UN ... Read More »

Romanian border police say Turkey cancelled Kanter's passport

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He believes Turkey canceled his passport due to his political views. "Right now I am country-less", Kanter said. My brother told me my dad went to the supermarket and they spit on his face. I hope the whole world is watching. Still, Kanter worries that if he even called them, it would be grounds for Turkey to jail them. In a statement, Inhofe praised Executive Order 13769, which suspended the entry of Syrian refugees and blocked the entry of people traveling from Muslim-majority countries ... Read More »

Tulsa Mayor, Police Chief: City Must Overcome Racial Disparity

Prosecutors said there was no reason for Ms Shelby to fire on a man who was walking away from her, and that she escalated a routine traffic matter into a deadly confrontation by acting unreasonably. The case is among a few police-involved shootings caught on video, in the last couple of years, for which officers will face trials in May. The family of Terence Crutcher burst into tears and expressed outrage after jurors found Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby not guilty. Read More »

Turkish president watches as his security detail beat up protesters in Washington

In the 15 years that Erdogan has served as prime minister and president of Turkey, there has been a broad trend to crack down on freedom of the press and expressions of public dissent . "Someone was beating me in the head nonstop", she said. "Someone was beating me in the head nonstop, and I thought, 'Okay, I'm on the ground already, what is the goal to beat me?" The Washington Post editorial team published a strongly worded rebuke to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security ... Read More »

Texas Senate approves 'religious refusal' adoption measure

Texas Republicans pushed the state closer to a law that allows publicly-funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections. "Now it is simply a voucher scheme that hands public dollars, with zero accountability, to private schools". Supporters say the bill will keep faith-based organizations offering child placement services. Read More »

'Bathroom bill' set to pass for Texas transgender students

The author of the bill, Republican Representative Chris Paddie, said the legislation has "absolutely no intention to discriminate". "America has long recognized that separate but equal is not equal at all". "Some people don't want to admit that". Some Texas school districts allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity through formal policies or on a case-by-case basis. Read More »

Donald Trump heads to Israel in possible first arrival from Saudi Arabia

In his speech attended by dozens of Arab and Islamic leaders, he toned down the harsh anti-Muslim rhetoric he had employed during the presidential campaign past year in favor of trying to gain cooperation against Islamist militants. Jibril Rajoub, a senior Palestinian official close to Abbas, said Trump was a "serious president" who "seeks to have a real deal, not just managing the conflict". Read More »

Flynn will invoke Fifth Amendment, AP Source says

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That news came after word that Flynn would not provide records to the committee and will invoke his Fifth Amendment rights, according to a source close to Flynn. Sen. James Lankford tweeted that it is Flynn's right to invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination as part of the probe into interference in the 2016 elections. Read More »

Trump arrives in Israel in search of 'the ultimate deal'

On the eve of Trump's visit, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Security Cabinet approved several confidence-building measures, including construction permits for Palestinians near their cities in parts of the West Bank that had previously been off limits, a senior official said. Read More »

Coast Guard helps 5 on boat off Carolina coast

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Dog rescued from very hot auto in San RafaelThe San Francisco Fire Department was called in for assistance and to provide jet skis to help get closer access to the beach if needed. Owners of an unmanned kayak that sparked an investigation in Portland Harbor have come forward. An off-duty fire department employee recovered a kayak on Saturday morning at Spring Point, according to the fire department. Read More »