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Kushner to cooperate with Russian Federation probe

Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner allegedly wanted to have a secret communication channel with the Russians weeks after the United States presidential polls in 2016, according to a media report . Of interest to FBI investigators is likely Kushner's several meetings with the Russian ambassador. "Kislyak, like most Russian ambassadors to the USA over the past 50 years or more, is believed to be very active in support of Russian intelligence operations". Read More »

Supreme Court rules on NC re-districting

At issue was whether North Carolina's first and twelfth districts were racially gerrymandered. As shown on the map at the top of this post ( see here for a larger image), Republican legislators used surgical precision to pack black voters into just two districts, the tentacular 1st and the snake-like 12th. Read More »

Fallen Officers To Be Honored During DC's Police Week Vigil

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This morning, Trump met with law enforcement families and others in the Oval Office , where he signed a proclamation marking Monday as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 14 through May 20 as Police week. "Believe me, we stand strong together". Decrying violence against police, President Donald Trump honored the "brave souls" of law enforcement on Monday and vowed his administration would look for ways to reduce violence against police. Read More »

Virginia State Police trooper shot, suspect manhunt ongoing

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Terry McAuliffe asked for prayers for the trooper. He has close-cropped hair and was wearing a red, possibly plaid, button-up shirt with ¾ inch sleeves and khaki cargo shorts or trousers. The driver was detained by police. Assisting the Virginia State Police and Richmond Police with the ongoing search are the Henrico County Police, Hanover County Sheriff's Office, FBI, U.S. Read More »

S.C. men charged for pouring beer down gator's throat

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Floyd Jr. said they then released the gator and watched it swim away. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is investigating the incident and will not issue a statement until the investigation is complete, according to a DNR spokesperson. Read More »

Jobless rates decline in Boone, Winnebago counties

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In Stephenson County, the unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in April, down from 5.4 percent in March and down from 5.6 percent in April of 2016. Unemployment dropped below 3 percent in much of Middle Tennessee from March to April, with the region enjoying the lowest unemployment rates in the state. Read More »

Men's Golf in Red Figures at Suspended NCAA Day 1

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Baylor (-3) trails only No. 4 Vanderbilt (-8), No. 20 Auburn (-6), No. 3 Oklahoma State (-5) and No. 1 USC (-4). The 15 teams who have yet to complete the first round will return to the course on Saturday at 6:30 a.m. Overstreet is tied with Troy's Cam Norman as the top players not on competing teams. Starting on the back 9, Miller went out in a 3-over 39 which included a triple-bogey-7 on the hard 17th hole, playing as the toughest hole on Friday. Read More »

S. Korea OKs civilian contact with North Korea over malaria

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The report was based on a Philippine transcript of the call that was circulated on Tuesday under a "confidential" cover sheet by the Americas division of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs. Two other USA citizens, Korean-American Christian pastor Kim Tong Chul and college student Otto Warmbier, have been convicted of crimes. Global relations professor Su Hao from the China Foreign Affairs University noted that China has fulfilled, and in some ways, exceeded United Nations ... Read More »

Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s

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This photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Genene Jones . Genene Jones , a Texas nurse behind bars for a toddler's murder in 1982, has now been charged with killing a baby a year earlier, and authorities say she may have killed up to 60 children, according to The Associated Press . Read More »

Ohio nursing home gunman had violent history

A woman who works about a block from where an OH police chief and two nursing home employees were killed says she heard gunshots followed by screaming and then sirens. It wasn t immediately clear whether the gunman killed himself, Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said. People shouted that they needed police, the witness said. Read More »

Texas House rejects attempts to strengthen 'bathroom bill'

Well here's the irony, it's Joe Straus who's causing the special session", Patrick said . Amid threats of a special legislative session over the " bathroom bill ", the Texas House on May 21 approved a proposal that would keep transgender students from using school bathrooms that match their gender identity. Read More »

Texas governor cracks joke about reporters at gun range

The law also waives the fee for peace officers and members of the Texas military forces. Abbott said SB16 is part of the state's continued effort to protect Texans' liberties. With the governors signature, Senate Bill 7 will take effect on September 1, 2017, coinciding with the start of the 2017-2018 school year. "This joke was risky and out of line", president Dan Gross said in a statement. Read More »

Texas House passes 'bathroom bill' targeting public schools

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According to The Texas Tribune , the bill (House Bill 3859) advanced on a 21-10 vote . An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends. Supporters, however, claimed that the move is safer for all students, including both transgender students and those who may not be comfortable sharing intimate quarters with a member of the opposite sex, even if that person identifies as the same gender. Read More »

Jacky Rosen: AHCA a major setback for women's health

The cuts would primarily come through transforming Medicaid into block grants , where states would receive fixed federal grants for Medicaid spending. Other factors could not be considered, such as whether states would seek waivers for items such as essential health benefits, community rating and pre-exisiting conditions. Read More »

GOP candidate in US House race Thursday charged with assault

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Requests for comment went unanswered Wednesday night from House Speaker Paul Ryan and the National Republican Congressional Committee. Trump fired Comey two weeks ago. "I have always believed that given the nature of my position and the information which we share, it's not appropriate for me to comment publicly on any of that", Coats, a former IN senator, said IN response to a question during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Read More »

Ariana Grande vows to return to Manchester

Cops arrested eight men as far away as Nuneaton in Warwickshire as the true extent of the terror network was revealed. "These relationships enable us to collaborate and share privileged and sensitive information that allows us to defeat terrorism and protect the public at home and overseas", the spokesperson said. Read More »

Kansas House approves school aid plan some call insufficient

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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has said the amendment is too ambiguous. "It's a little unconventional and not a normal process, but I think it's very helpful for the governor to go around the various entities at the Capitol to understand the positions and nuances and relative advantages of each plan", said Carmichael, R-Jackson. Read More »

White House adviser differs with coal-loving president

Tusk already met with Trump on Thursday in Brussels , and said that while both sides did not have a "common position about Russia ", they appeared to be on the same line where the Ukrainian conflict is concerned. Chairman Bob CorkerBob CorkerCohn: US "probably looking to get tougher" on Russia The Hill's 12:30 Report Official: Trump "looking at" future of US sanctions on Russia MORE (R-Tenn.) on Thursday said that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee might impose tougher sanctions ... Read More »