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Meltdown or Mishap? New Jersey Residents Get False Emergency Nuclear Alert

Instead, it was sent publicly, causing many residents to believe a real emergency was taking place. "Alert messaging would also be broadcast on State Police and state and local emergency management social media accounts". Authorities say that only the state has the ability to send out Emergency Alert System messages such as the one sent out Tuesday night. The alert, which automatically overrode DVRs and all broadcasts, went out to viewers in Cumberland and Salem counties. Read More

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Iran's Rouhani Criticizes Trump, Recent Saudi Summit

Iran's Rouhani Criticizes Trump, Recent Saudi Summit

After years of butting heads with Trump's predecessor, Netanyahu celebrated a new American president's arrival as a moment of hope in the stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinians. He touched it in prayer and, adhering to tradition, placed a note in a deep crevice. One of the takeaways of the trip, he said, was that "we need to put a lot more effort into understanding one another better. Read More

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Study ranks Fort Wayne parks worst among large cities

Study ranks Fort Wayne parks worst among large cities

Minneapolis took the top spot in the nonprofit's ParkScore index for the second year in a row. The Trust for Public Land bases their ParkScore index on access, size, and facilities and investments. Fort Wayne tied with Indianapolis for last place in the rankings. The District and Virginia have some of the best parks in the nation. "Parks are proven to improve physical and mental health, increase property values, and bring neighbors together to nurture the personal bonds that make our ... Read More

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Trump Boasted About Firing 'Nut Job' Comey to Russian Officials

Trump Boasted About Firing 'Nut Job' Comey to Russian Officials

The Justice Department on Friday distributed prepared remarks that Rosenstein delivered to Congress in separate briefings. Meanwhile, the Washington Post reported Friday that the probe into possible collusion between the Trump camp and Russian Federation had reached the highest levels of the president's administration, with investigators reportedly pegging a current White House official as a significant person of interest. Read More

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Trump Budget Plan Relies On Optimistic Growth Assumptions, Analysts Say

Mulvaney insisted that, with an agenda including cutting taxes deregulation and reduction of the size of the federal government, the administration will be able to achieve sustainable growth of 3 per cent annually over the coming decade. - The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is among many set to be slashed under the Trump administration budget revealed on Tuesday. Read More

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Svi Mykhailiuk returning for senior season at Kansas

Svi Mykhailiuk returning for senior season at Kansas

Kansas Jayhawks shooting guard Svi Mykhailiuk announced on Instagram that he will withdraw his name from the NBA Draft and return to school for the upcoming season. Known for his sharpshooting, Mykhailiuk has also shot 38 percent from three-point range in his Kansas career. Mykhailiuk averaged 9.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.9 steals while averaging 27.3 minutes a game in 36 games last season for 31-5 KU. Read More

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Arizona State wins 8th NCAA women's golf title

Arizona State wins 8th NCAA women's golf title

In the anchor match, Linnea Strom holed a 7-foot par on the 18th, and then sent the Sun Devils to the title match with a par on the first extra hole. Combine it with the complicated guidelines of golf and its easy to see how two golfers competing in this year's Women's NCAA Golf Championship received freakish stroke penalties for going to the bathroom mid-round. Read More

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Fire about 50 percent contained at tourism spot

Fire about 50 percent contained at tourism spot

Cowan says less wind is in the Thursday forecast, which could make the fire easier to contain. Officials say the fire hasn't grown in size since Tuesday night and was still burning on about 40 acres (161,900 square meters). As of 5 p.m., the fire was approximately 40 acres. Spotting remains a concern. However, embers are flying, so crews have had to battle several spot fires as well, according to the Chelan County Sheriff's Office. Read More

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Federal Bureau of Investigation probe moves into White House

Committee chairman Senator Richard Burr said he wants to hear from Mr Comey on his role in the development of the U.S. intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential election a year ago. The Times report on Friday afternoon is just the latest bombshell story over the past week and adds to mounting headaches for the White House just as Trump has departed for his first foreign trip as president. Read More

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Ryan rejects Trump's branding of Comey as 'nut job'

Ryan rejects Trump's branding of Comey as 'nut job'

I don't agree with that and he's not. Ryan said Wednesday he can envision a scenario in which the House passes a tax reform plan without border adjustment. I'm not sure it was meant that way. "We're just different people". While politicians from both parties have criticised President Trump's proposed cuts to food stamps, payments to the disabled and other social programmes, Mr Ryan called the budget proposal a "refreshing" change from President Barack Obama. Read More

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Trump hotels won't ask if stays paid with foreign govt money

Trump hotels won't ask if stays paid with foreign govt money

Setting aside a huge conflict of interest , Trump promised that the Trump Organization would track all of the payments it receives from foreign governments and donate the profits to the Treasury. And while the company will identify revenue that clearly comes directly from foreign governments, the effort may not capture every dollar spent by foreign officials at Trump's hotels, according to the pamphlet. Read More

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Military presence stepped up as Britain faces raised threat

Addressing the nation from her Downing Street residence, May said armed police who would usually protect strategic points would be replaced by members of the armed forces under Operation Temperer. However, the French minister said it was unclear whether the attacker was part of a larger network of extremists planning attacks . Rudd also expressed frustration with the US government, as news of Abedi's identity was first revealed in the United States. Read More

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Betsy DeVos booed during commencement speech at historically black university

Betsy DeVos booed during commencement speech at historically black university

As protests took place outside of the Ocean Center, attendees immediately booed DeVos while she was receiving an honorary degree from school leaders earlier in the program. Alumni Shakindra Johnson and Neema Ramsay said it should have been a proud day for the students and their families, but instead, DeVos seemed to be trying to appropriate the legacy of the school's founder. Read More

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Federal Bureau of Investigation director search: back to drawing board for Trump team?

Federal Bureau of Investigation director search: back to drawing board for Trump team?

According to a senior administration official, Lieberman is still being considered, but there are concerns within the White House about his viability as a candidate. But Lieberman, a Democrat turned independent, also endorsed McCain for president. He still maintains ties with Republicans , however, this year testifying on behalf of two Trump nominees in confirmation hearings: Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, and David Friedman, the United States ambassador to Israel, who is the ... Read More

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Trump's First International Trip as President: Saudi Arabia, Israel

And Prime Minister Netanyahu has promised the same. In a joint news conference, the Palestinian president said: "Once again, we reassert to you our positions of accepting the two-state solution along the borders of 1967 - the state of Palestine with its capital as East Jerusalem , living alongside the state of Israel in peace and security and good neighborhood, as well as resolving the entire final status issues based on worldwide law and global long-term resolutions, and respecting ... Read More

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Cooler weather today ushering in rainy pattern

No severe weather is expected. Friday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. High: Upper 60s-Low 70s. Sunday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Thursday will be cloudy to partly sunny with a couple PM showers around. If you planned to call in sick so you could sunbathe Tuesday , rethink your plans: Tuesday's weather is not expected to be as warm as Monday's 85-degree high. Read More

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Virginia wins 3rd straight NCAA men's tennis title over UNC

Virginia wins 3rd straight NCAA men's tennis title over UNC

Virginia won the doubles point for a 1-0 lead when Thai-Son Kwiatkowski and Alexander Ritschard won a 7-5 tiebreaker on court 2 over UNC's Murray and Simon Soendergaard. After winning an intense first set in a tie-breaker, Aragone built momentum, while Wiersholm was clearly in control on his match, having won the first set 6-4, and leading 4-2 in the second. Read More

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Texas House Votes To Approve Transgender Bathroom Ban In Schools

The measure the House approved would require schools to provide single-stall restrooms, locker rooms and changing facilities to students who don't want to use facilities designated by "biological sex". Joanna Smith says her 7-year-old transgender son would be ashamed to be outed. And I'm hopeful that all of the entities that said that they were going to hold Texas' feet to the fire will continue to do so. Read More

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Tattooed 'Joker' accused of flashing gun at cars

Tattooed 'Joker' accused of flashing gun at cars

This Florida joker had one dark night. Sullivan lives with his mother and listed his occupation as "tattoo model", the paper reported . Lawrence Patrick Sullivan , 29, was arrested and later charged with carrying a concealed firearm, according to Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department records. Read More

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Pregnant teen blocked from walking at graduation

Pregnant teen blocked from walking at graduation

Runkles is one of 15 students set to graduate next month, and she'll be the only one to miss the ceremony if the school upholds her punishment. "The school is anxious about its reputation, but I think they're missing out on an incredible opportunity to set an example for the pro-life community and Christian schools about how to treat guys and girls like me". Read More

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Flood fears spread to Carolinas as rain pounds the South

Jacksonville and Northeast Florida are under severe thunderstorm warnings all day Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service . The watch means that conditions are favorable for tornadoes to develop. Strong and gusty winds in the 20 to 25 miles per hour range with higher gusts are also expected, according to an alert. The storms are expected to remain in the area until around 11 p.m. Read More

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No Budget Deal Yet: Minnesota Lawmakers Have Until Midnight

No Budget Deal Yet: Minnesota Lawmakers Have Until Midnight

A hefty education budget would pay to increase public schools' per-pupil funding formula by 2 percent in each of the next two years and expand preschool offerings by $50 million. As the House prepared to vote on the tax bill around 5:15 a.m., DFLers argued that lawmakers were being forced to vote on complex bills - each numbering hundreds of pages - that were posted a short time before each vote. Read More

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Pleasant Hill library to offer summer reading challenge

Pleasant Hill library to offer summer reading challenge

The Library Foundation will sponsor an ice cream social from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m. " Lego Play Day is held each Monday during the program at the main library at 11 a.m". They are also entered to win in a weekly bike giveaway. "And when they've completed their 10 hours, they will receive prizes". In a letter sent out to schools, SPL notes the SMP can help prevent the "summer slide" - learning loss that occurs when children do not engage in educational activities during the summer months, ... Read More

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War drums: Rhetoric on North Korea heats up

War drums: Rhetoric on North Korea heats up

According to North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the missile was launched at the highest angle so as not to affect the security of neighboring countries. The test gives a boost to leader Kim Jong Un as he seeks to show his people that he's standing up to America and South Korea. It is hard to say when the North will have a reliably tested ICBM ready to deploy, said Lee Choon-geun, a senior research fellow at South Korea's state-run Science and Technology Policy ... Read More

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Russian Federation 'brazenly' meddled in USA election, says ex Central Intelligence Agency boss

In fact, Brennan was very careful in the way he phrased what had been uncovered while he was the CIA director - "information intelligence about interactions and contacts between USA persons and the Russians". Not satisfied with Brennan's attempt to dance around the issue of whether he knew of any evidence of actual collusion, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said to Brennan, "I asked you about collusion, coordination, and conspiracy, and you used the word " contact ". Read More

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Louisville police seek help in finding 7-year-old's killer

Louisville police seek help in finding 7-year-old's killer

McKinley said the boy was having a snack and playing with an iPad at the kitchen table when he was shot. McKinley says the boy's mother and grandmother, who were at the home with him, started CPR and called 911. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP ) - A 7-year-old boy has died after a shooting in Louisville. "These kids should have an expectation that they can sit safely in their own home without being killed by random gunfire", he said. Read More

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Trump asked NSA director to knock down FBI's Russia investigation

Trump asked NSA director to knock down FBI's Russia investigation

A former official also told the Post that Mr. Trump's requests were rejected because they threatened the independence of American intelligence agencies. The sources also tell reporters that a senior NSA official kept a record of the conversation between Trump and Rogers - leaving a paper trail that could be discoverable to investigators on the Russian Federation case - but the report does not clarify whether a parallel Coats memo exists. Read More

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Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty

Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty

The filings also prolong the indecision over the $ 7 billion subsidy program that President Donald Trump has displayed since taking office four months ago, even as he has vowed to tear apart most of the sprawling health-care law. Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst projected in March that an earlier House version would mean 24 million additional uninsured people. "Today's delay in committing to cost-sharing payments will force millions of people across the country to pay 20 percent ... Read More

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Here's how the world reacted to Trump's Saudi Arabia visit

He appealed to Muslim nations to ensure that "terrorists find no sanctuary on their soil". Salman was speaking at a gathering of the leaders of more than 50 majority-Muslim countries attending the summit. Trump spoke about the growing number of victims of Islamic extremism not just in America but in Europe, Africa and Middle East as well. "Saudi Arabia's progress, especially in recent years, is very encouraging", Trump's eldest daughter told a group of Saudi women she met in Riyadh while ... Read More

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