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Attorney General Tells Prosecutors to Seek 'Most Serious' Charges in Drug Cases

Attorney General Tells Prosecutors to Seek 'Most Serious' Charges in Drug Cases

Sessions was a key hold out on a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill in the Senate that would have cut back mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenses. In an eight-paragraph memo to the nation's prosecutors, Sessions returned to the guidance of President George W. Bush's administration by calling for more uniform punishments - including mandatory minimum sentences - and directing prosecutors to pursue the strictest possible charges. Read More

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Democratic Candidate For Governor Urges Impeachment Of Trump

Democratic Candidate For Governor Urges Impeachment Of Trump

So far, no Republicans are voicing support for President Trump's impeachment. In fact, Congressman El Green from Texas became the first United States lawmaker to demand impeachment of Trump from the House floor on Wednesday. Observers also noted that the White House routinely shared intelligence with other countries. "I think that what he said is extremely grave, but at this point we haven't dotted all of the i's and crossed all of the t's", said Weaver. Read More

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Nelson's Four Seasons finale: Horschel over Day in playoff

Nelson's Four Seasons finale: Horschel over Day in playoff

Day wound up going to a playoff with Horschel, but lost on the first hole after missing a short par putt. But at the par-5 573-yard 16th, the easiest hole at TPC Four Seasons, Day's wayward tee shot hit a spectator. But in a playoff situation, Day did what he had to do. "Finally today", Day said. "Just kind of keep everything low key, casual". If you think golf is boring, you've never followed Horschel for 18 holes. Read More

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Performer: Ringling was a 'compass' for others

Bello Nock, who is often called "The World's Greatest Daredevil", says it's emotional to see the final shows. "The thought of it not being there is sad and bewildering", said O'Donnell. Although it retired its elephants, Ringling Bros continued to showcase tigers, lions, horses, dogs and camels until the end, despite fierce criticism from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Read More

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WRAPUP 6-Trump tells Middle East to 'drive out' Islamist extremists

Defense contractors were the big winners, but President Donald Trump's first day in Saudi Arabia yielded a slew of high-profile investment deals that showcased the administration's ability to draw support from major corporations. "America is prepared to stand with you in pursuit of shared interests, but nations can't wait for American power to crush this enemy for them", he said. Read More

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Congressman Al Green calls for Trump impeachment

Congressman Al Green calls for Trump impeachment

But the New York Times report claiming Trump asked former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey to end the probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn emboldened Green. The issue was not discussed, Israeli officials said, adding that the intelligence relationship with the U.S. remained strong. No president has ever been impeached by his own party, notes Josh Huder, a senior fellow with the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University. Read More

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

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

Cloud Computing secured sufficient qualifying points for the May 6 GI Kentucky Derby, but his connections elected to bypass the race and point the lightly raced colt towards the Preakness. In the Derby, Classic Empire was slammed by McCraken at the start and pinballed among horses as they headed for the first turn. Always Dreaming , favored at 6-5, finished eighth. Read More

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Trump pledges to move quickly to name new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump pledges to move quickly to name new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

According to reports , Comey laughed at the news, believing it was some kind of joke. When Trump pressed for "honest loyalty", Comey reportedly told him, "You will have that". Why did the president seek assurances from Comey that he was not a target of the FBI's ongoing investigation into Russia's interference with the 2016 election? The letter says there is no equity investment by Russians in entities controlled by Trump or debt owed by Trump to Russian lenders. Read More

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Senate urged to 'start over' on health care

Who knows how many millions more would lose it under a sped-up Senate bill. She warned that those insured through their employer may not be immune from the effects of the House bill. It's a nice idea but not realistic. A Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has been made called the American Health Care Act (AHCA), also being referred to as "Trump Care". Read More

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McCain: Calls to Impeach Trump Not 'Rational'

McCain: Calls to Impeach Trump Not 'Rational'

He said he doesn't think the discussion is appropriate so early in the Trump presidency. Per reporting from Market Watch this week, the gambling odds of Trump being impeached have risen since reports that the president allegedly asked Comey to end an FBI investigation into Michael Flynn surfaced on Tuesday. Read More

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Intel sharing at heart of US, Europe talks on laptop ban

In a joint statement after the meeting, the U.S. Department for Homeland Security and the European Commission said they had discussed how to confront "the serious evolving threats to aviation security". Any extension of the ban could affect US and European airlines such as United, Delta, American Airlines, Lufthansa, British Airways and Air France-KLM. Read More

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North Korea in new test of medium-range ballistic missile

North Korea has fired an "unidentified projectile", according to South Korea's military, according to BBC. We continue to monitor North Korea's actions closely", a U.S. Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile hit the water about 350 kilometers (217 miles) from the east coast of North Korea. Analysts say North Korea's tests may be providing information that will bring it closer to its goal of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could possibly threaten the U.S. Read More

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Trump reportedly sent Michael Flynn a private message: 'Stay strong'

Trump reportedly sent Michael Flynn a private message: 'Stay strong'

In such an intensely polarized political environment that distrust of mainstream media will make it less likely that Trump supporters - and the Republican officeholders who rely on their votes - will abandon the president any time soon. The truth came out from intercepted phone calls and Flynn resigned. Ledeen told ABC News that Flynn is "a very talented man" who made major contributions to military intelligence. Read More

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Trump campaign reportedly had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians

Trump campaign reportedly had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians

But according to CNN , American intelligence officials were alarmed when they intercepted the communications, and some of them "acted on their own" to limit the information that Flynn received. "Flynn always believed that Trump would win". Also, how is it possible that Mike Pence , the head of the transition team, would not have a clue that multiple members of his team were in contact with Russian Federation so many times? (It also probably didn't hurt that Flynn had been fired by ... Read More

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North Korea says linking cyber attack to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

North Korea says linking cyber attack to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

South Korea, which called the launch "reckless and irresponsible", said the missile flew about 500 kilometers (300 miles) from an area near Pukchang, in western North Korea. At the time, the missile was described as a "Korean style new type strategic weapon system" by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency, KCNA. North Korea test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile Sunday. Read More

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Notre Dame students plan walkout during Mike Pence speech

Notre Dame students plan walkout during Mike Pence speech

Some graduating students are planning to silently protest Pence's presence at commencement by standing up and walking out of the ceremony just as the vice president starts his address. Mike Zeider, of Clinton Township in MI, said he and friends came out "to support everyone's First Amendment right, and make sure that everyone that wants to exercise that right as Americans have the ability to do so without the threat of violence". Read More

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NFU disappointed by House vote for AHCA

NFU disappointed by House vote for AHCA

The AARP warned that the GOP plan instituted an "age tax" and jeopardises coverage for 25 million older Americans with pre-existing conditions. The new U.S. The House plan would make dramatic cuts to Medicaid by capping its funding as of 2020, and stop payments to states participating in Obamacare's expansion of the program. Read More

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Texas congressman receives threats over call for impeachment

Texas congressman receives threats over call for impeachment

Al Green, D-Texas, played voicemails that his office received and recorded, which included vulgar threats and racial slurs directed at the congressman, the Houston Chronicle reported . According to the recent polls conducted by PPP, 48 percent of Americans are now supporting Donald Trump's impeachment, compared with 41 percent of Americans who still believe in him. Read More

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Severe storms possible later this week

Severe storms possible later this week

There is also a threat of large hail and an isolated tornado overnight. Since we are talking about a more summer-like air mass, some of these storms that fire up later today could turn strong to severe. Though we're receiving scattered showers and a few storms this morning, the severe threat will hold off until the afternoon and will arrive in several waves. Read More

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