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Beta Theta Pi Penn State Hazing Death Leads to Charges

Beta Theta Pi Penn State Hazing Death Leads to Charges

The evidence includes an account of hours of surveillance camera footage from inside the Beta Theta Pi house, where prosecutors say Piazza died after hazing on "bid acceptance night" for new pledges. Eventually, around 3:22 a.m., Piazza attempts to stand up clutching his abdomen, but falls backwards and strikes his head on the hardwood floor. Two of the men, Brendan Young and Daniel Casey, were indicted on 200 counts by a grand jury. Read More

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Trump To Delay Decision On Paris Climate Agreement

Trump To Delay Decision On Paris Climate Agreement

On the other end, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has reportedly led the charge for America to stay in the agreement. The issue is becoming increasingly more pressing, with France's newly appointedPresident, Emmanuel Macron, as well as former President Barack Obama , coming out in favor of the United States remaining in the agreement. Read More

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Trump pushes Senate Republicans to act on health care bill

To them, we're just individual consumers who deserve the best deal we can get for ourselves. Democrats are on the attack, and it is the Republican Party that is on the defensive. Obama defended his signature achievement in Boston Sunday night while accepting the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. "I fundamentally disagree with that on so many levels", Ryan said of Gawande's analysis . Read More

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'The View' Didn't Expect This Reaction From The Audience To Comey's Firing

'The View' Didn't Expect This Reaction From The Audience To Comey's Firing

James Comey is not President Donald Trump's first scalp. But McCabe said he can't comment on President Trump's claim that Comey assured Trump that he wasn't under investigation. "His rationale from the current attorney general and the deputy attorney general doesn't pass any smell tests". The White House said the Justice Department was interviewing candidates to serve as interim Federal Bureau of Investigation director while Trump weighs a permanent replacement. Read More

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Rod Rosenstein: Caught in the James Comey sacking storm

A White House spokeswoman on Wednesday dismissed the idea that Trump had tried to intimidate the FBI investigators, attorneys or others involved in its counterintelligence investigation. [In] the meeting, several White House officials said Trump gave Sessions and Rosenstein a directive: to explain in writing the case against Comey. Read More

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Moustakas homers in 12th, Royals beat Rays 7

Moustakas homers in 12th, Royals beat Rays 7

Kansas City Royals takes on Tampa Bay Rays in the first of the four-game series tonight. The Rays , who have dropped four of five games against teams with the two worst records in the American League, the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City, will hand the ball Wednesday to right-hander Chris Archer (2-1, 3.57 ERA). Read More

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French President-elect Emmanuel Macron prepares for challenges ahead

He has virtually no parliamentary support, making it questionable how effective he'll be in implementing his agenda. The party does not now hold any seats in the French Parliament. Downing Street praised "the United Kingdom and France's unique partnership providing a strong foundation for future co-operation", ahead of Britain starting talks to end its membership of the European Union. Read More

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White House furious after being trolled with Russia Oval Office photos

However, Democrats, and even some Republicans, were skeptical and alleged that the reason Trump fired Comey might instead have something to do with the bureau's investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation. Lavrov continued: "You are kidding". But many question whether the dismissal had anything to do with Comey being in charge of the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation. Read More

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Trump delays decision on Paris climate agreement, spokesman says

She did not say who was involved in discussions about the Paris agreement. The Paris accord, signed by almost 200 nations in 2015, was never ratified by the Senate due to the staunch oppositions of Republicans. In his prior post as the elected attorney general of Oklahoma, Pruitt closely aligned himself with the needs of the state's oil and gas industry. The Paris agreement , as structured, has posed a problem to the White House because it is simultaneously nonbinding - so it does not ... Read More

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'I'm sure it will go viral': Kellyanne Conway clashes with CNN

'I'm sure it will go viral': Kellyanne Conway clashes with CNN

Cooper played clips of Trump praising Comey's comments about his investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump to sign executive order launching voter fraud probe: report Trump fired Comey in fury over leaks: reports Dem: Comey may have been fired because FBI probe was getting "too close" MORE's emails during campaign stops, including one in MI. Read More

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Removal of 2nd Confederate statue in New Orleans to begin

Since the Mayor first announced his plans to remove the City's historic monuments, the Monumental Task Committee has recommended a "3 Point Plan" solution that costs the City nothing and resolves the issue . It has no place on public view in this plurality-black city. The statue was dedicated in 1911. A slave owner himself, memorials and monuments celebrating him in several states - including Texas, Virginia, Washington, and of course Louisiana - have come under fire in recent years. Read More

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Things to know about Trump's firing of FBI Director Comey

Mr Trump also used the letter to distance himself from the deepening scandal over Russia's involvement in the election. The officials were not authorised to disclose the meetings publicly and insisted on anonymity. A new director chosen by Trump could decide to drop the FBI investigation altogether, or not pursue it as aggressively as Comey has. Among those participating in the meeting were Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Read More

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Tillerson thanks Russian envoy for coming to DC

Lavrov, after meeting with Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday morning, emphasised that the topic did not need to be raised because both he and the US President had already thoroughly addressed it publicly. At a Senate hearing Monday, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said she warned Trump's White House in January that Flynn "essentially could be blackmailed" by the Russians because he apparently had lied to his bosses about his contacts with Kislyak. Read More

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Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House

The Russian Embassy followed on Twitter with a photo of Trump smiling as he shook hands with Sergey Kislyak , Russia's ambassador in Washington. The difference now is the backdrop of bitter accusations about Russian interference in in the 2016 elections and the FBI and congressional investigations into potentially unlawful activity between Trump's aides and Russian officials. Read More

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Trump's first 100 days 'by the numbers'

Trump's first 100 days 'by the numbers'

President Donald Trump is marking his 100th day in office by saying he's brought - in his words - "profound change" to Washington, and he's reaffirming that "my only allegiance" is to those he governs. "Budget: F. Creating jobs: F. Draining the swamp: F. Health care: F-minus", she told reporters. "A respected Supreme Court justice: confirmed", the ad says while showing a clip of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch as he takes his oath to uphold the high office. Read More

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Betsy DeVos faces hostile college students at Florida commencement today

Betsy DeVos faces hostile college students at Florida commencement today

DeVos has previously said HBCUs are " real pioneers when it comes to school choice ", when in reality black students in the past did not have many options for higher education. "Your job is to be committed to academia and know exactly what you're talking about. what context you're saying it in", said 1996 graduate Fedrick Ingram, vice president of the Florida Education Association. Read More

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Cinco De Mayo Memes: Funny Photos, Best Jokes & Images

The Battle of Puebla pitted 2,000 Mexican troops against 6,000 French. Well, it's Cinco de Mayo and a lot of tequila will be guzzled down today, but unfortunately there will also be some cultural appropriation. Officials say the number of people arrested for DWI on Cinco de Mayo typically goes up when the holiday falls on a weekend. Other U.S. cities that throw big celebrations for Cinco de Mayo are Denver, New York, Phoenix and Houston. Read More

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Ann Coulter controversy tests Berkeley's free speech credentials

Ann Coulter controversy tests Berkeley's free speech credentials

Dozens of police in riot gear stand ready to crack down on violence if it erupts. A demonstrator wears a helmet and mask during a rally Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. Coulter then insisted she would go through with her speech on Thursday, despite university objections. In emails to The Associated Press, Coulter confirmed Wednesday that her planned speech on illegal immigration, followed by a question-answer session, was canceled. Read More

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Eighteen students charged over the death of Timothy Piazza

Eighteen students charged over the death of Timothy Piazza

The Beta Theta Pi International Fraternity and Penn State officials agreed to shut down the school's chapter after the investigation into Piazza's death. He felt cold to the touch, his skin was pale and his eyes were half-open, according to the grand jury report . After that, fraternity brothers reportedly moved the bruised and unconscious Piazza to a couch, the Times noted, where he remained for the rest of the night. Read More

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Frat member told 911: 'We have a friend who's unconscious'

Frat member told 911: 'We have a friend who's unconscious'

Fraternity brothers made half-hearted and even counterproductive efforts to help him, and when one member strongly advocated for summoning help, he was shoved into a wall and told to leave, the report said. Piazza's parents, from Readington, were in attendance for the announcement of the charges, and said they were "devastated", and that their son was "an incredible young man and an excellent student", PennLive .com reported. Read More

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'Serial Street Shooter' Accused of 9 Murders

This undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Aaron Saucedo. Another series of shootings a year ago put Phoenix on edge, but Williams said there's no evidence to connect Saucedo to the I-10 Freeway Shootings. Experts said some of the circumstances surrounding the case are unusual, including Saucedo's young age. Police credited tips for helping breaking the case but provided scant details about the suspect's motivation. Read More

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'The Bachelor' Star Chris Soules Arrested After Deadly Hit-and-Run Crash in Iowa

He was a farmer from Aurora, it is around 24 kilometer south from Chris Soules farm in Arlington and north approx. Court documents said alcoholic beverages or containers were at the scene of deadly crash. "His thoughts and prayers and with Mr. Mosher's family". He was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident where a death occurred, a Class D felony in Iowa, according to the Daily News. Read More

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ACLU warns Texas travelers about 'sanctuary city' law

Advocacy groups including the American Civil Liberties Union are urging county sheriffs and city police chiefs in Texas not to comply with the law. "It's either skin color or language". A pastor at a Dallas-area megachurch says Texas Gov. Greg Abbott contacted him and nine other churches, urging them to drum up support for a hotly debated "bathroom bill" now bottled up in the Legislature. Read More

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Dodgers' Urias through 6 no-hit innings against Pirates

In his first start of the season, the right-hander from San Diego made two fielding mistakes to start the game, and surrendered eight runs (six earned) on seven hits with one walk and two strikeouts in just three innings of work. Chris Taylor and Yasiel Puig hit home runs in front of an announced crowd of 37,314 at Dodger Stadium. The LA bullpen has already thrown over 100 innings and at the current pace would pitch over 600 innings this season. Read More

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Recent rout of Real Madrid boosts Atletico's hopes

That is a hit at the Real fan base that some think are cocky and arrogant, which is kind of accepted since the club has 11 Champions League crowns. But off the pitch, it's a victor with that message. However, the Frenchman believes even if Real ended up missing out on both La Liga and the Champions League , it would be unfair to categorise their season as a failure. Read More

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Police officer who shot and killed Texas teen is fired

Police officer who shot and killed Texas teen is fired

Nationwide, about 27 percent of local police officers were minorities, according to a 2013 federal survey. Merritt, the attorney representing Jordan's family, expressed concern that the police department's initial version of events - that the teens in the auto were aggressively driving towards the officers -- was perhaps being used as an excuse. Read More

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DeVos says she'll advocate for HBCUs

DeVos says she'll advocate for HBCUs

The legacy of Dr. Bethune is that she was not constrained by political ideology, but worked across all parties to support B-CU", said Edison. "She was committed to education, the cause of justice and equal rights". "We don't have a threatening environment". Several attorneys have already agreed to represent faculty and students who peacefully protested DeVos' speech and who might face retaliation from the university, Nweze said. Read More

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Senator Ben Sasse issues statement on FBI Director Comey's firing

Senator Ben Sasse issues statement on FBI Director Comey's firing

Comey's dismissal is certain to impact the politically sensitive investigation that he had been overseeing into whether Russian Federation colluded with Trump's presidential campaign in the hacking. Justice Department officials said they recommended that Trump fire Comey citing his handling of the FBI's review of whether Clinton mishandled her emails while she was secretary of state. Read More

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