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May and Corbyn share opposing stances over 'no deal' Brexit scenario

A live-stream attracted nearly 190,000 viewers on Sky News' Facebook feed and nearly 50,000 on YouTube. She was more confident on Brexit , winning applause when she repeated that no deal was better than a bad deal on leaving the EU. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn stumbled over his figures in a radio interview Tuesday morning and was unable to put a cost on Labour's plan for free childcare for more than a million youngsters. Read More

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JFK's life, legacy to be celebrated on his centennial

Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will hold a birthday celebration that includes a flyover from the U.S. Navy. Also happening Monday, the U.S. Here's his Harvard University application - in his own handwriting - as well as his grades from the Choate School and a letter from his father, Joseph Kennedy, to the Harvard admissions dean explaining that JFK was "brilliant" but "careless" and "lacks ambition" for things that didn't interest him. Read More

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Trump Seemingly Downplays Allegations Against Kushner About Russia

Trump Seemingly Downplays Allegations Against Kushner About Russia

There has been no indication that Mr Kushner, who returned from Mr Trump's first foreign trip as president with his wife Ivanka on Friday, may be stepping down from his role as adviser. Gorkov said in a statement issued by Vnesheconombank earlier this year that his meeting with Kushner was one of a series of meetings with foreign business leaders as part of a strategic review in 2016. Read More

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US shoots down mock warhead over Pacific

The first live-fire test of the ground-based midcourse defense system (GMD) against an ICBM-class target comes at a time of greater-than-usual tensions on the Korean peninsula, as Kim Jong-un's regime continues to test ballistic missiles and threatens to use nuclear weapons against the United States . Read More

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(Neb)-NU, State College Tuition Hikes Expected

(Neb)-NU, State College Tuition Hikes Expected

Bounds needs to close a $49 million reoccurring gap to the NU budget over the next two years, thanks to state budget cuts that will affect the state's contribution to the NU system. "It is time for us to get focused on the future", he said. At the end of that work, Bounds estimated NU could realize $30 million in savings over the "next several years". Read More

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Trump's Pushy Approach Toward NATO Shows Member Countries Who Is Boss

Trump's Pushy Approach Toward NATO Shows Member Countries Who Is Boss

No, he didn't repeat his description of the Belgian capital as a "hellhole", but the contrast between Trump's warm embrace of Saudi autocrats and his awkward interaction with the democratically elected European leaders was hard to miss. President Trump speaking next to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during the opening of the new NATO headquarters . "There is no relationship we cherish more than the Special Relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom", Trump ... Read More

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Cleveland policeman who fatally shot Tamir Rice is fired

Officer Timothy Loehmann and his partner Frank Garmback have been under scrutiny for the past two years, ever since Loehmann shot Rice at a park while the boy was waving around an airsoft gun. "And Garmback should be fired , too, for his role in pulling up too close to Tamir", Samaria Rice said. At the conclusion of the inquiry, the police department made a decision to fire Loehmann due that tragic incident as well as other circumstances, Buzzfeed reports on Tuesday. Read More

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Portland mayor asks federal government to revoke permit for 'alt-right' protest

Portland mayor asks federal government to revoke permit for 'alt-right' protest

What Wheeler seems to have forgotten (assuming he ever knew) is that we don't have protections for free speech because the founders were anxious about citizens being punished for saying popular things. "As appreciative as I am of the president sending his thoughts and prayers to the families this morning ..." We don't need politicians who run cities reinforcing the idea that such speech is not protected, because it feeds the idea that violent protests against certain speakers is therefore some ... Read More

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Trump Tosses Out Obama Playbook In The Middle East

Trump Tosses Out Obama Playbook In The Middle East

The parade came a day after U.S. President Donald Trump left Israel finishing a two-day visit to the country and the occupied West Bank, during which he visited the Western Wall. Israeli leaders put the conflict at almost 100 years old, dating it to anti-Jewish riots in the 1920s, and Trump's addition "of more", which did not appear in the prepared remarks, was likely meant as a nod to them. Read More

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Tiger Woods arrested for drink driving in Florida

His agent at Excel Sports, Mark Steinberg, did not immediately respond to a voicemail from The Associated Press. Woods spent almost four hours in the Palm Beach County Jail after being arrested early Monday on suspicion of DUI . He also says he understands the severity of what he did and takes full responsibility. "I am concentrating on short-term goals". Woods said that "the long-term prognosis is positive" for a return to golf. Read More

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Trump promotes Mideast peace ambitions, leaves out the details

Trump promotes Mideast peace ambitions, leaves out the details

On the way from the airport to his hotel, billboards with large pictures of President Trump and King Salman proclaimed, "Together we prevail". Trump's surprise announcement, in the form of a tweet on the final day of his lengthy worldwide trip, comes after Trump declined to commit to staying in a sweeping climate deal, refusing to give into intense global pressure. Read More

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Mom praises men killed defending daughter in Portland attack

Mom praises men killed defending daughter in Portland attack

In an interview with the Medford Tribune , Asha Deliverance, Namkai-Meche's mother said that Portland detectives had told her, "He tried to calm the guy down, very kind and gentle". The attacker was detained by the police and arrested for aggravated murder. At one point, he threatens to stab the driver of the train. Namkai-Meche's who graduated from Reed College in 2016 with a degree in economics had just begun work at an environmental consulting company. Read More

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East Tennesseans honor heroes on Memorial Day

Speaking while standing next to her brother's grave in Bushnell, Decker said she tries to honor Grater on more than just Memorial Day. And, people in Central Texas have a chance to pay their respects this Memorial Day as well. At the end of the event, the governor signed four veteran-related bills into law on cemetery grounds. "My father in law was a World War II vet in Korea and they deserve it". Read More

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Mother to victims: 'You will always be our hero'

A third man who also came to the aid of the women suffered serious wounds in the attack on a Portland commuter train on Friday, hours before the start of Ramadan , Islam's holy month. As Christian screamed anti-Muslim slurs at the two young women, things got very tense, Macy said. "In the midst of his ranting and raving, some people approached him and appeared to try to intervene with his behavior and some of the people that he was yelling at", Sgt. Read More

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'All Gave Some, Some Gave All': America Commemorates Memorial Day

TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 29th, 2017, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. They made pencil rubbings of the engraved names and laid tributes, like a child's crayon drawing, at the base of panels. People gathered in downtown Charlottesville Monday for the annual Memorial Day ceremony put on by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1827. Read More

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SCV to honor war dead Monday

SCV to honor war dead Monday

Not all were soldiers of any war; but all were honored with flowers and silent prayers at their grave sites. The celebration atmosphere of the three-day weekend brought so much pause that a movement to make the "memorial" aspect of the holiday top-of-mind once again culminated in the National Moment of Remembrance Act , passed in 2000. Read More

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IS claims responsibility for Egypt bus attack

IS claims responsibility for Egypt bus attack

The death toll in the attack by gunmen on a bus transporting Christians to a monastery south of Cairo rose to 29, Egyptian authorities said Saturday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, the fourth to target Christians since December, but it bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group. Read More

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Four facts about the history of Memorial Day

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is celebrating Memorial Day by delivering remarks at two different ceremonies, one at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue and the other at Memorial Park in Omaha. We remember the men and women who left their families behind, who placed country over self, who truly are American heroes. Trudging up the hill to the cemetery, rounding the curve and walking through the open doorway of the memorial, you are hit by sea of white marble headstones. Read More

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Lawmaker apologizes after saying leaders 'should be lynched' for removing Confederate statues

Lawmaker apologizes after saying leaders 'should be lynched' for removing Confederate statues

The post made on May 20 was about the monuments that were being removed in Louisiana. If Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver has his way, though, that will never happen in the Magnolia State. Juandalynn Givan of Alabama, according to AL.com. "I am very sorry", he said in an emailed statement. A Mississippi Republican lawmaker has apologized after calling for the lynching of politicians who approve of the removal of Confederate monuments. Read More

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Terps top Northwestern 9-5, force rematch for finals berth

Terps top Northwestern 9-5, force rematch for finals berth

Maryland led early, scoring two runs in the second inning against Stroh - the lefty went 5 1/3, allowing two runs with five strikeouts - but Purdue tied the game in the fifth. AJ Lee of Millersville walked to starting the inning, before consecutive infield singles from Will Watson and Kevin Smith , with Smith's coming on a bunt down the third base line. Read More

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Anthony Weiner leaves court after guilty plea

Anthony Weiner submitted a guilty plea for having transferred obscene material to a minor on Friday. He is facing up to 10 years in prison, though prosecutors are apparently pushing for a 21-27 month sentence. "Beginning with my service in Congress and continuing into the first half of previous year", his statement said, "I have compulsively sought attention from women who contacted me on social media". Read More

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After Kerala, IIT-Madras students hold beef festival

After Kerala, IIT-Madras students hold beef festival

Senior environment ministry officials confirmed on Monday that after they received objections against the notification over the past few days, they will revisit it to arrive at a "final view". Vijayan's statements came on the back of fierce student body agitations against the beef ban. Students' Federation of India (SFI) on Saturday staged a protest in Kerala against ban on the sales of cattle for slaughter by eating beef outside University College , Trivandrum . Read More

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Mississippi gunman kills 8 in rampage

Mississippi gunman kills 8 in rampage

It is with a heavy heart that we pray for the family and friends of the deputy killed in the line of duty and the seven other victims. Suspect Willie Corey Godbolt told The Clarion-Ledger he meant to commit "suicide by cop" after a shooting rampage in Bogue Chitto and Brookhaven that left eight dead, including a Lincoln County deputy, two boys, his mother-in-law and other family members. Read More

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Memorial Day Is About More Than BBQ

Others include Private 1st Class Otho Merritt, 19, and 3rd Class Musician Ludwig Edwards, 53, both of whom died on June 14, 1944 - about a week into the Allied invasion of Western Europe that pushed the Nazis out of France. At 12 years old, his father decided this would be the year to show him and his siblings why dad gets a three day holiday from his job at Mayport Naval Station. Read More

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott mulling special legislative session

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott mulling special legislative session

As Texas Governor Greg Abbott delays making a decision about whether to call state lawmakers back to work for a special legislative session , the heads of some of the largest tech businesses in the world sent a message to the state leader. Straus has said the bathroom bill is a potential economy killer, and House leaders have opposed tax measures Patrick wants. Asked how much pressure he feels from Patrick to include those issues on a special session agenda, Abbott said sharply, "None". Read More

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Durbin rips Republican health care bill after CBO report

For younger and healthier people, health insurance will be significantly cheaper in these states. In the 1990s, she added, people with pre-existing conditions who recently lost their jobs were supposed to be protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act from losing or being prevented from obtaining insurance coverage. Read More

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