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A&M, Louisville earn CWS berths

A&M, Louisville earn CWS berths

After Chafin tossed a flawless eighth, Walker Pennington put a attractive layer of icing on the cake with a moonshot three-run blast that put the Aggies up 12-6. Florida pitchers Alex Faedo, Brady Singer and Michael Byrne combined to strike out 23, the most since TCU struck out 25 against Texas A&M in a 16-inning super-regional game in 2015. Read More

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Intelligence Heads Won't Say If Trump Asked Them To Intervene

Intelligence Heads Won't Say If Trump Asked Them To Intervene

Rogers told senators that he was "not going to discuss the specifics of any interaction or conversations". "If we have evidence that the President of the United States intervened in an investigation, and asked Coats and ( National Security Agency Director Michael) Rogers to back off, and then we have Director Comey tomorrow describing the conversations he had with the President, and the fact that he felt uncomfortable. Read More

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Uber fires 20 employees over sexual harassment probe

Uber fires 20 employees over sexual harassment probe

The company didn't name the employees who were fired. Uber has been taking steps to change company culture following a series of scandals that appeared to demonstrate aggressive business practices and a toxic work environment. A separate investigation is also going underway at the same time of this disaster by a former U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder . Uber may be the most valuable privately held company in the world, but that doesn't mean it's making money. Read More

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Trump accuses Comey of lying to Congress

President Donald Trump punched back at James B. Comey on Friday, saying the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director's testimony to Congress the previous day showed Comey is "a leaker", turned Comey's accusation that the president lied back at him and vowed to testify before the Justice Department's special counsel investigating Russia's 2016 election meddling. Read More

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Marlins star Stanton leaves game after being hit in hand

Marlins star Stanton leaves game after being hit in hand

The Pirates eventually held on for a 7-6 victory, but considering Stanton's injury history - once taking a pitch off his face to end his season - he was thrilled to learn of the prognosis. He is a three-time MLB All-Star and was the Hank Aaron Award victor for the National League in 2014 after leading the league in home runs. Diaz went 3-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. Read More

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President Trump not expected to try to block Comey testimony, aides say

President Trump not expected to try to block Comey testimony, aides say

The senators' statement comes ahead of Comey's testimony this Thursday on Capitol Hill. Comey was sacked last month as FBI director amid a federal investigation into connections between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. While the officials stress that Trump could change his mind ahead of Comey's scheduled appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, they said attempting to block the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's testimony would look bad for ... Read More

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Pelosi says Trump abused power in interactions with ex-FBI chief

Pelosi says Trump abused power in interactions with ex-FBI chief

His pattern of concerted and inexcusable efforts to shut down the FBI's investigation of his cronies' ties to Russian Federation and all of that, I think, disgraces the office of the president. The brief news conference - where each President took two questions from the press - comes the day after James Comey's bombshell Capitol Hill testimony in which the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director accused the White House of "lies". Read More

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Trump accuses Comey of perjury, won't answer about tapes

Trump accuses Comey of perjury, won't answer about tapes

And he said multiple times that he choose to take detailed notes about his interactions with Trump because he anxious the White House and President would lie about them if he didn't. So for now, the score for extracting an Article 5 commitment from Trump is: Romanian journalist 1, NATO Alliance 0. He used his speech there to demand that members pay more for the alliance's defense. Read More

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(Neb)-Rockies Hold On Beat Cubs 5-3 For 6th Straight Win

(Neb)-Rockies Hold On Beat Cubs 5-3 For 6th Straight Win

Marquez went on to walk Rizzo on the next pitch before giving up singles to Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward . Six weeks or so from now, the trade rumors will start flying. He is 1-3 all-time against Colorado. Right now, that looks a long way off on the horizon. "This may actually be a good thing, just putting him on a different pattern". Read More

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SCV Deputies Run with Torches for Special Olympics Games

SCV Deputies Run with Torches for Special Olympics Games

Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach with a preview of this weekend's Special Olympics Summer Games 2017 on the campus of California State Long Beach. Special Olympics Indiana is a non-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Read More

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Everything President Trump has tweeted (and what it was about)

As Trump flew to OH aboard Air Force One, cable networks aired live coverage of the testimony of Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and National Security Agency Director Michael S. As he was speaking, the Senate intelligence committee released the prepared testimony Comey is expected to deliver Thursday. Roger Stone, a longtime Trump political ally, acknowledged in a phone interview that recent events appear to show that the president increasingly is doing his own thing ... Read More

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Trump defends tweeting as valuable tool

Trump defends tweeting as valuable tool

But while many are pleased to see Trump issuing statements through an accessible medium, critics on both sides of the political spectrum have voiced concern about his outpourings. Earlier in the day, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway had also dismissed Trump's tweets and the media's "obsession" with covering them. Moments later, a question was asked whether the tweets are an official White House document. Read More

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President Trump fires back at White House reporters over James Comey's statements

President Trump fires back at White House reporters over James Comey's statements

Coats and Rogers have so far refused to respond to Congress on whether they , at Trump's request, asked Comey to curtail the investigation of ousted National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. "I didn't say that", Trump said. At the same time, Trump reiterated statements made this morning in his Twitter account that the testimony provided yesterday by Comey in the Senate showed that there was no obstruction of justice or collusion between his team and Russian Federation in the 2016 elections. Read More

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Sean Spicer Says President Trump Considers His Tweets 'Official' White House Statements

Regardless, this is a big development: It was bad enough when Trump's Twitter habits were controversial and destructive, but now they're also violating the Constitution. Some bars in the District of Columbia plan to open early for the hearing. It'll be the first time Comey is in a public forum, subject to lawmakers' open questions about his conversations with Trump. Read More

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Spicer refers Russia investigation questions to Trump's outside attorney

Spicer refers Russia investigation questions to Trump's outside attorney

During an off-camera press briefing Wednesday morning, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked if people should be "concerned that the president posted somewhat of an incoherent tweet last night, and that it then stayed up for hours?" Before that, Trump reportedly revealed classified information to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister during a closed-door meeting. Read More

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Church revivals, Vacation Bible School among upcoming faith-based events

The theme of this service is "A Church Empowered To Stand". Calvary Chapel of Chico: 1888 Springfield Drive: "Genuine Wisdom", from Pastor Daniel Cuneo, 9 and 11 a.m. Calvary Chapel: 3723 Ashley Ave.: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Children's ministry during service. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4501 Rahling Road, will host Sophia Said for a talk titled "The Islamic Faith" from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Read More

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Google and Facebook Join Cities in Challenging Trump on Climate

Google and Facebook Join Cities in Challenging Trump on Climate

Referencing a previous tweet by Trump that had said climate change was "created by and for the Chinese in order to make United States manufacturing non-competitive", Tapper asked Haley whether she was willing to acknowledge that "calling climate change a Chinese hoax is just a big box of insane?" Trump has said the Paris accord puts the U.S.at a competitive economic disadvantage and kills jobs in the coal and oil industries. Read More

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Lordy! McCain Attempts to Explain Senior Moment During Comey Hearing

The 80-year-old Arizona Republican jokes that maybe he shouldn't stay up late watching the Arizona Diamondbacks and says he missed an opportunity in Thursday's hearing . "Yet at the same time, in the case of Mr. [Trump], you said that there was not enough information to make a conclusion". But several of his questions confused viewers, and seemingly Comey himself, and he occasionally was incoherent. Read More

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Consider President Trump's tweets to be 'official statements,' says Spicer

Trump's Twitter usage is a constant reminder of how different he is from past presidents and the traditional, carefully orchestrated pronouncements typically associated with the office. Ian Steele in Carbondale says he thinks the president tweets too often, whatever comes to mind. But mornings belong to Twitter for the president, and most of the social-media damage - or good, in Trump's view - has taken place as he's revving up to start his day. Read More

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LeBron says Cavs not giving up against Warriors in NBA Finals

LeBron James and his Cavs teammates have made clear throughout the series that these Warriors , with Kevin Durant , are not the same as the 73-win team the Cavs beat in last year's Finals. Admit it, you thought the Cavs had it when J.R. Smith hit that 3-pointer to go up 113-107 with 3:09 remaining. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that Durant has played with goal throughout the series. Read More

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Comey Testimony Raises New Questions About Jeff Sessions And Russia

Comey Testimony Raises New Questions About Jeff Sessions And Russia

Earlier in the day, a Republican member of the Senate Intelligence committee said Congress should obtain any tapes that Trump might have of his conversations with Comey. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Comey leaves a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election on Thursday. Trump's legal team will file a complaint early next week with the Justice Department's inspector general. Read More

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Golden State one win away from National Basketball Association glory after downing Cavs again

The NBA's best-of-seven championship was billed as the ultimate grudge match between the league's last two champions and some pundits felt it could go down as one of the most hotly-contested series of all-time. Came down to the stretch, and they made some big time plays. "And now that you can look ahead to Friday, all our focus is on that", Curry said . And now we want 16 wins; it doesn't matter how we get there. Read More

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Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; several injured

On the way to the Atlanta airport for a student mission trip to Africa , an Alabama church bus flipped in a crash with two other vehicles, killing a teen girl and injuring dozens more. It is not clear how the passengers were injured in the accident. And as her sister tearfully read the entry aloud, they were given one last handsome reminder. Read More

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British shock: PM May's election gamble appears to backfire

Belgian lawmaker Guy Verhoftstadt, the lead Brexit negotiator in the European Parliament, labelled the vote "yet another own goal" that will make "already complex negotiations even more complicated". What we have now is called a hung parliament , which means minority parties will attempt to form coalitions until at least 326 members can come together to form a majority to lead the government. Read More

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Sessions reportedly offered to resign as tensions rise with Trump

Sessions reportedly offered to resign as tensions rise with Trump

Earlier Tuesday, White House press spokesman Sean Spicer said he could not say if Trump still had confidence in Sessions . "I don't, If I haven't had a discussion about a subject, I tend not to speak about it". The bickering between Sessions and Trump comes as the president slammed the Justice Department's handling of his executive order on immigration, which among other things, restricts travel to the USA from several Muslim-majority countries. Read More

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UK: Johnson rules out cancelling Trump's state visit

UK: Johnson rules out cancelling Trump's state visit

The president has regularly criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her election loss in 2016 and blasted Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal for crying "like a baby" after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey . Trump Jr. wrote "You have got to be kidding me?!" above a link to an article reporting comments Khan had made months earlier. "Most Londoners are disgusted by the offensive way Donald Trump has chosen to speak about our mayor, who's provided such strong ... Read More

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US intelligence chiefs decline to discuss Trump contacts

US intelligence chiefs decline to discuss Trump contacts

DNI spokesman Brian Hale said in advance of the hearing, "Director Coats does not discuss his private conversations with the President". Comey's testimony - released Wednesday afternoon before senators headed into a classified briefing with Coats - jibes with reports that Trump wanted Coats and Rogers to publicly rebut Russian Federation stories. Read More

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Hawaii enacts laws adopting Paris climate deal pledges

Hawaii enacts laws adopting Paris climate deal pledges

North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson joined a chorus of global leaders in expressing concern over Trump's decision to pull the USA from the climate-change agreement, calling it "short-sighted and silly". Despite its pariah status, North Korea signed the agreement, becoming one of the 195 nations to do so. Withdrawing from The Paris Climate Agreement is a major step back for America's global leadership in sustainable design. Read More

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Romney: Clinton told me to take Trump Secretary of State job

Romney: Clinton told me to take Trump Secretary of State job

Lindsey Graham of SC and John McCain of Arizona. I was not playing very well and the phone rang - it was Mike Pence on the phone saying the president would like to consider you for secretary of State. It has traditionally been a summit of Romney allies that mixes policy discussions and seminars with mountain outings and activities such as hikes with Romney, and skeet-shooting with Ryan and Graham. Read More

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No pressure from Trump administration on Russian Federation probe — Intelligence chiefs

Nor was it because the special prosecutor had asked them not to talk; he hadn't. The underlying question here, put out in a newspaper report , as often happens before someone testifies before Congress, was a suggestion that President Trump himself had asked Dan Coats to help intervene, in some way, with the FBI and get this Russian Federation investigation changed or derailed or whatever the word would be. Read More

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