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A call for patience during investigation of campus stabbing

Police said Urbanski belonged to an alt-right group on Facebook. . Witnesses say he appeared to be intoxicated and incoherent. Urbanski's lawyer, William C. The Baltimore Sun reports Collins and friends were waiting for an Uber prior to the attack. "We are still in shock that a young man, so full of promise, should have his life cut short so suddenly". Read More

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Louisiana leaders should be 'lynched,' MS lawmaker says after Confederate monuments removed

At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the CAT Tax did not pass the House Ways and Means Committee. Workers started removing the war monuments in late April, with a massive statue of Confederate Gen. Quoting him directly is really the best way to show voters why he's a disaster. "Those monuments have never reflected the totality of who we are". Oliver represents Winona, Mississippi , located in Montgomery County. Read More

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Asia-Pacific nations agree to conclude free trade talks soon

In a stormy first foray overseas for Robert Lighthizer , the new USA trade representative disagreed over protectionism with Asian and Pacific countries that look sceptically at the Trump administration's "fair trade" agenda. Mustapa said Malaysia was less keen to continue, but added he would like some clarity on the U.S. position on the pact. "The TPP was dominated by the US, and Australia was pressured to agree to stronger monopolies on biologic medicines and foreign investor rights to ... Read More

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Over 700K foreigners overstayed their visas in 2016: DHS

Over 700K foreigners overstayed their visas in 2016: DHS

US security officials have not fully implemented a biometric entry/exit system that has been in the works since 2013, complicating how agencies track visa overstays. Despite Congressional mandate and years of officials calling for biometric exit data, it still remains a challenge for DHS. U.S. Customs and Border Protection processed 50,437,278 nonimmigrant admissions at U.S. Read More

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'Dancing With The Stars' Finale

'Dancing With The Stars' Finale

The competition got extremely fierce as the celebrities and their pro partners had one last chance to show their stuff. Rashad Jennings' Redemption dance was a Viennese Waltz . However, Kordei was docked a point each by Goodman and Julianne Hough for a lack of body contact in their quickstep. Carrie Ann Inaba remarked: "I'm blown away". Read More

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Santorum warns Trump on impeachment: This can't continue

According to one of his friends, Comey had grown uncomfortable with what he perceived as Trump's attempts to compromise him, given the degree of autonomy from the White House that the Federal Bureau of Investigation traditionally enjoys. Former Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were impeached but later acquitted, while Richard Nixon resigned from office in 1974 before impeachment proceedings could begin. Read More

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Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

He added, "with the election, people told everyone, no faction, group, idea and school of thought could be eliminated to build Iran". "They should be picked by the people". "Nor was there a moderation of its gross human rights violations against religious minorities, the LGBT community, journalists and others, particularly its widespread use of imprisonment and execution to intimidate its own citizens". Read More

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Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina's racially gerrymandered congressional maps

The unanimous ruling dealing with District 1 marked another attempt by the court to clarify how much leeway state legislatures have to create new districts that will have a majority of black voters. The court struck that map, 8-0. The state legislative districts drawn after the 2010 census have been challenged on similar grounds to the congressional districts and were also thrown out previous year by federal judges. Read More

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Texas Lawmakers Revive 'Bathroom Bill,' OK Religious Refusal Of Adoptions

A wide-ranging bill more similar to North Carolina's that would have affected all public restrooms and preempted local anti-discrimination ordinances was passed by the Texas senate earlier this year but stalled in the state house of representatives, where the speaker, Joe Straus , was anxious that businesses and sports events could pull out of the state and damage the economy. Read More

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Florida Man Accused of Killing 'Neo-Nazi' Roommates for Disrespecting Islam

Florida Man Accused of Killing 'Neo-Nazi' Roommates for Disrespecting Islam

Devon Arthurs a Florida man has been charged with murder after killing his fellow neo- Nazi roommates after converting to Islam and the disrespecting his new faith. "I had to do it", he allegedly told them. Both men were slated to move out on Monday, just three days after they were found dead. "This wouldn't have happened if your country didn't bomb my country", he reportedly said, yelling " Allah Mohammed " while being led into the police vehicle. Read More

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Democrat says documents suggest Flynn lied

Democrat says documents suggest Flynn lied

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and ranking Democrat Mark Warner (Va.) announced in a joint statement late Friday that Comey will testify in a public hearing sometime after Memorial Day. I don't know where they reside. "I hope you can let this go", Trump told Comey according to the memo, first reported by the New York Times. I don't know if there are documents. Read More

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United Nations chief condemns North Korea over missile launch

United Nations chief condemns North Korea over missile launch

There's also a political victory for North Korea . An image released by the state-run KCNA shows Kim Jong Un (center) reacting during the test launch of a Hwasong-12 on Sunday. The missile reached an altitude of 2,000 kilometers (1,245 miles), a first for a North Korean missile. Kim is testing Moon to determine whether he is going to interact with the US and China and seek refuge in the alliance as part of a united front against North Korea , or if he is going to reach out to Pyongyang ... Read More

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As Trump delays health care decision, insurers seek stability

As Trump delays health care decision, insurers seek stability

The payments, called "cost-sharing reductions", represent billions of dollars annually to the insurance industry to offset plans for low-income participants on the ACA exchanges. Andy Slavitt, former acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said that delaying the lawsuit gets the White House the same outcome but allows them to deny responsibility for it. Read More

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US democracy 'under assault,' says former intelligence chief

US democracy 'under assault,' says former intelligence chief

The lawmakers urged Trump to select a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director without any political background and said the president would need to hand over to Congress any taped conversations with Comey , if they exist. The president's Twitter comments on Friday again raised the specter of Richard Nixon, whose secretly taped conversations and telephone calls in the White House ultimately led to his downfall in the Watergate scandal. Read More

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Sessions may put more rules on money for sanctuary cities

Consistent with this authority, over the years, the Department has tailored grants to focus on, among other things, homeland security, violent crime (including drug and gang activity), and domestic violence. However, the judge ruled that the Trump administration could enforce existing conditions on federal law enforcement grants. The president called the ruling "ridiculous" and vowed to take the fight to the U.S. Read More

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Flynn to invoke Fifth Amendment right in Russia probe

Flynn's decision, according to CBS News , comes less than two weeks after the committee subpoenaed Flynn's documents as part of their investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump and Russian Federation. The letter says that the current context of the Senate's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election threatens that "any testimony he provides could be used against him". Read More

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Trump denies that he requested Comey end investigation into Flynn

Trump denies that he requested Comey end investigation into Flynn

That was two days after Rosenstein named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to investigate possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election. Trump's Oval Office meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak came one day after Comey was sacked. Read More

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Tillerson talks climate change policy

Tillerson signed the Fairbanks Declaration in Fairbanks, Alask, a at a meeting of the Arctic Council, a forum made up of indigenous groups and eight countries with territory bordering the Arctic Circle. A 2008 U.S. Geological Survey study found that "theArctic accounts for about 13 percent of the undiscovered oil, 30 percent of the undiscovered natural gas, and 20 percent of the undiscovered natural gas liquids in the world". Read More

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Kearny Memorial Day Parade Thursday; other tributes to follow

Kearny Memorial Day Parade Thursday; other tributes to follow

Attendees should plan to be at the Solon American Legion by 7:30 a.m. for a ride to memorial. SOLON- The Solon American Legion Family will hold a Memorial Day service at the Legion Park at 9 a.m. With Memorial Day just 10 days away, veterans groups begin to reflect on the sacrifices made by soldiers of past wars. The public may visit the museum after Waterloo's Memorial Day parade for free food, provided by Friendship Village to the first 100 visitors with paid admission, and hands-on ... Read More

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Huma Abedin Files For Divorce From Anthony Weiner

Huma Abedin Files For Divorce From Anthony Weiner

Weiner will appear in federal court in New York Friday to enter the plea deal, but may have to wait several weeks for sentencing. Federal authorities said that Weiner started communicating with the teen in January 2016 through online text and video chat applications, sending her sexually explicit images and asking her to engage in sexual conduct, according to a statement from the U.S. Read More

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Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top

Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top

Clowns, aerialists, Cossack riders, lions, tigers and almost 200 other human and animal performers took their final bows with Ringling Bros . and Barnum & Bailey circus Sunday night at the renovated Nassau Coliseum, bringing the Greatest Show on Earth to a close after 146 years. Read More

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Black student's stabbing investigated as possible hate crime

Court documents obtained by News4 say Collins was waiting for the university's shuttle bus with his friends when they realized the shuttle bus had stopped running for the night. Police said the victim's name would be released after his relatives were notified. Collins had been commissioned as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army two days before the fatal incident and had been preparing to graduate from Bowie State University (BSU) on Tuesday, Mitchell said. Read More

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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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