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US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea


Yun briefed lawmakers on the Trump administration's approach toward Pyongyang , according to the Korean news agency Yonhap . Senior US officials fear that a nuclear arms race in Asia-Pacific region is inevitable if an increasingly belligerent North Korea and its pursuit of nuclear missile programmes are not contained, according to Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Read More »

Notre Dame University Students Protest Mike Pence's Commencement Speech


By contrast, Pence spoke warmly of the president, complimenting his speech to the leaders of 50 Arab and Muslim nations earlier in the day on the president's state visit to Saudi Arabia. He did not comment on the walkout. Pence delivered his speech while Trump was on the first day of his first trip overseas as president. But the university, with its strong Catholic core, has also been the scene of anti-abortion protests - such as one in 2009, when Barack Obama was invited to give ... Read More »

Sessions thinks harsher sentencing will stop the opioid epidemic. He's wrong

Prosecutors who wish to not pursue the most serious charges possible would have to get approval from a USA attorney or assistant attorney general. Attorney General Jeff Sessions drew backlash from an array of liberal and conservative critics on Friday after he rescinded an Obama-era policy and ordered federal prosecutors to begin charging suspects with the "most serious, readily provable" offenses that carry the harshest sentences. Read More »

AAFP, AMA: Congressional Budget Office report shows AHCA replacement plan needs work

The CBO estimates that 23 million Americans could lose health coverage over the next decade under the bill the GOP passed out of the House May 4. That includes 14 million people next year alone, many of them losing health care coverage as $800 billion is slashed from Medicaid over time. The Republican legislation that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act - also known as Obamacare - would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion. Read More »

Tusk: We must be 'tough, even brutal' on terror

Trudeau is also set to meet with Trump briefly on Saturday. "There are clearly some areas where the Canadian position may not be universally embraced", Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters Friday morning. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. "Canada believes very strongly in a rules-based global trading order". Read More »

Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race

A victory for Quist could signal trouble ahead for President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans as they defend their 24-seat House majority in the 2018 mid-term elections. Other witnesses corroborated Jacobs's version of events - including a crew from Fox News , the most-viewed U.S. cable news channel and a favorite of conservatives. Read More »

Oversight chair Chaffetz seeks more FBI documents in Russia probe


The Washington Post stated they were not told Kushner has been accused of any wrongdoing. He met separately last December, after the election but before Trump assumed office, with Sergey Kislyak , the Russian ambassador to Washington , and Sergey Gorkov, the head of the government-owned Vnesheconombank, which has been subject to US sanctions because of its role in Russia's occupation of a part of Ukraine. Read More »

Republican who 'body slammed' reporter wins Montana election

Earlier on Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan called for Gianforte to apologize for the incident, but did not ask him to step aside. In his victory speech late Thursday night, Gianforte apologized to the reporter for the incident. Hours after Fox News' story went live, Gianforte was cited for misdemeanor assault . Shaun Scott, a computer science professor at Carroll College in Helena, said the assault charge was barely a factor in his decision. Read More »

President Trump's proposed budget would have significant effects in Shelby County


Mulvaney, a former tea party congressman, is the driving force behind the Trump budget plan, winning the president's approval for big cuts to benefit programs whose budgets are essentially on autopilot. States that voted for Clinton would collectively face a drop of 4.8 percent, while those that backed Trump would see assistance cut by 1.2 percent. He said the spending plan was "simply ludicrous". Read More »

GOP leaders praise Trump's balanced budget plan

The eliminated programs amount to almost $27 billion. Mulvaney said the tax plan wasn't fully incorporated in the budget proposal because it was a guideline of principles, but one of the most explicit parts of that plan was repealing the estate tax. Read More »

Trump condemns leaks after UK police stop sharing attack information


U.S. President Donald Trump , right, speaks as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg looks on during ceremony at NATO headquarters at the NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, May 25 , 2017. "So I do share the anger and disbelief of the United Kingdom government that we have seen sensitive details from this ongoing live investigation leaked to the media in America". Read More »

Courts could put Texas GOP's aggressive agenda to the test


Kasey Suffredini, acting CEO for Freedom for All Americans, said in a statement the advancements of the anti-LGBT measures demonstrate poor judgement in Texas and called on Abbott to veto the legislation. "Bathrooms divided us then and bathrooms divide us now ..." LGBTQ advocates have argued that the restrictions placed on transgender students could potentially result in teachers or administrators involuntarily "outing" the children to their classmates when they require those students to ... Read More »

Abbott signs crackdown on inappropriate student-teacher relationships

The analysis said the House bill would reduce federal deficits by $119 billion over the next decade. There are only five days left in 2017's legislative session before lawmakers adjourn until 2019, the Dallas News reports , and the war to get the thing passed is playing out not across party lines but within the Republican party itself, as more conservative Republicans push for the bill's passing while others worry about the possible negative outcomes the bill could have on business. Read More »

Lieberman once joked that Trump would have 'all-female' cabinet

As a Democrat , he was known for criticizing former President Bill Clinton during his presidency and later went on to endorse John McCain for president when the Arizona senator ran in 2008. He also backed Republican Sen. "And all Democratic senators interviewed for this story said the former CT senator lacks the kind of experience needed for the post". Read More »

Memorial Day Weekend means Click it or Ticket


McDonough said these tips are important because the number of people who have died in traffic crashes in Georgia has jumped by more than 30 percent in the last two years. The heightened enforcement is a collaborative effort conducted by CDOT, the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement statewide. More than half of those people killed in traffic crashes in Georgia past year were not wearing seat belts, and officials say many of those people would likely be alive today had they been ... Read More »

Greg Gianforte wins special election in Montana

Mr. Gianforte defeated Mr. Quist less than 24 hours after he allegedly body-slammed a reporter from Britain's Guardian newspaper and police charged him with misdemeanor assault. Gianforte's campaign said Jacobs was the aggressor in the incident and grabbed the candidate's wrist before they both fell to the ground. The Gallatin County Sheriff's office later charged Gianforte with misdemeanor assault , CNN reported . Read More »

Sad Mother's Day for family of slain OH nurse's aide


Authorities say Steven Eric Disario , who headed the Kirkersvill. Three people and the suspected gunman have been found dead after a shooting at a nursing home in Ohio . Hartless was released from jail in April after his latest domestic violence case in March. He also served time for a 2009 abduction of another woman. Read More »

Republican Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election, CNN projects


Greg Gianforte was projected to win a special election for a Montana congressional seat, one day after he was charged with misdemeanor assault on a Guardian reporter. "If you have somebody sticking a phone in your face, a mic in your face, over and over, and you don't know how to deal with the situation, you haven't really done that, you haven't dealt with that, I can see where it can. Read More »

House Approves School Funding Plan

First, they slashed the $1.5 billion funding boost to $530 million. In the Senate , Republicans need 50 of their 52 senators to pass the bill. "Norton Healthcare provides critical patient services to the people of Kentucky, and I am proud to recommend their System Vice President and Chief Information Officer Steve Ready in this new , national role", Majority Leader McConnell said. Read More »

3 more arrests after Ariana Grande concert attack in Manchester

A source close to the family of the suspected suicide bomber Salman Abedi , a Manchester-born Briton of Libyan origin, meanwhile, said he had expressed a desire to avenge the killing of a friend in the English city past year. At least 22 people have been confirmed dead and over 100 injured following a terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday evening. The youngest is eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos . Read More »

Another probe joins the lengthening line to question ex-Trump adviser Flynn

But when the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency testifies before Congress in open session that he had concerns about contacts between the Russians and Trump associates, well, then it's high time to take notice. Brennan said he contacted the Russian intelligence service last August to warn them against meddling in the USA election, an allegation they denied. "He was insane, a real nut job", Trump said, according to an official summary of the meeting that a US official ... Read More »