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Maggie Barry: Elder abuse 'never acceptable', must be confronted

Maggie Barry: Elder abuse 'never acceptable', must be confronted

This intimate story reveals a hidden crisis harming older Americans in every community across the country. If you're like most of us, you probably didn't even know there is an actual day called " World Elder Abuse Awareness Day ". "In developing the recommendations in this Report, we have worked to balance the autonomy of older people with providing appropriate protections, respecting the choices that older persons make, but also safeguarding them from abuse, says ALRC President Professor ... Read More

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Roman Polanski's victim pleads to end case: 'He owes me nothing'

Since then, the Chinatown director has remained a fugitive. On Friday, Geimer said she received a letter of apology from the 83-year-old Polanski, who had also agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a lawsuit in 1993. Geimer asked the judge to either dismiss the case or sentence Polanski to the six weeks he already spent in custody in 1978. In 1988, she sued him for sexual assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress and false ... Read More

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Wind, Solar Power could overpower political winds: Deloitte study

Wind, Solar Power could overpower political winds: Deloitte study

Capacity of coal will plunge even in the US, where President Donald Trump is seeking to stimulate fossil fuels. As project developer, Tri Global Energy secured site control, completed long-term wind resource and habitat assessments, secured all tax abatements and local permits, executed an interconnection agreement with Southwest Power Pool and funded facility construction and initiated preliminary engineering and equipment selection. Read More

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Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican leaders publicly said they thought the investigation should be allowed to run its course, and that firing the special counsel would be a mistake. Trump the appointment of special counsel as " the single greatest witch hunt of a politician " in the history of the United States. A few days after the March 22 meeting, Trump spoke separately with Coats and Rogers and asked them to issue public statements to the effect that there was no ... Read More

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Who could fire special counsel Robert Mueller

Who could fire special counsel Robert Mueller

And the Daily Caller reported on Tuesday that included an interview with Mueller. The president sacked Comey in early May. I think it's very clear by what one of his lawyers said on television recently. But Republican former House Speaker Newt Gingrich , who initially praised Mueller's selection, said he has changed his mind because the special counsel is hiring some "bad people". Read More

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Mueller meets with Senate Russia investigators

Special Counsel Robert Mueller , who is now quarterbacking DOJ's investigation into this matter, has been briefed on them. Was it for the official reasons - the way Comey conducted himself during the Clinton email investigation as cited in the memo written by deputy attorney general Ron Rosenstein? BARRETT: Right. Read More

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Trump friend: Mueller 'illegitimate as special counsel'

The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that the Senate Judiciary Committee will investigate President Donald Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey . In an interview with PBS , Mr Ruddy said: "I think [Mr Trump's] weighing that option". And given both men have accused each other of lying, Mr Trump's offer to testify before Mr Mueller could set up a scenario where the President himself is accused of perjury. Read More

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BJP, Sena spar with each other ahead of Amit Shah-Thackeray meet

BJP, Sena spar with each other ahead of Amit Shah-Thackeray meet

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is prepared for mid-term polls. "So, people believe in this government", Fadnavis said. Even as the Shah-Thackeray "summit" was announced on Thursday, the Shiv Sena fired missiles at neighboring Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who is struggling with a farmers' agitation. Read More

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Court saves embattled Brazilian President in his bid to remain in office

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), considering charges that Mr Temer's election in 2014 should be annulled because of the role of corruption money, was deeply split. The verdict spared recession-ravaged Brazil its second leadership crisis in 14 months, following the impeachment of leftist president Dilma Rousseff past year and her replacement by her then-vice president Temer. Read More

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Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after shooting

Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after shooting

Hodgkinson has been identified as the suspect in the Wednesday, June. "He is a very thoughtful, fun-loving person who is competitive and loyal; all things which contributed to his continued commitment to the Congressional Baseball Game ". "He's in some trouble". Following the shooting , there have been calls to end incendiary rhetoric in politics. Trump said Scalise "made a great sacrifice, but there could be some unity brought to our country". Read More

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Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, has not said what exactly prompted him to appoint Mr. Mueller, his decision came after The New York Times published details about an Oval Office meeting Mr. It bears repeating that only Mueller and his team know the exact contours of an investigation. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the panel's ranking Democrat, has called for an investigation into any possible obstruction by the President. Read More

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Trump says James Comey's testimony about Mike Flynn's probe is not true

Still, he maintained he had never asked Comey for a pledge of allegiance. Comey said he did not know if Trump taped their conversations, but would be fine with them being released if they exist. Read: Did James Comey Lie During Testimony? " Who would do that; it hardly makes sense", Trump said dismissively of Comey. Trump was again asked about the potential for recordings later in the press conference. Read More

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No sign of new gun control push in US Congress after shootings

No sign of new gun control push in US Congress after shootings

Whenever there is a mass shooting in America -so, like, every week - gun advocates race to say the solution is more guns. He later clarified that he meant to say 93 Americans a day, not 93 million. "Until we get to a point where that is unacceptable, I don't see it changing anytime soon", Verma said. McAuliffe also called for gun control after the August 2015 shooting of WDBJ-TV (Channel 7) journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward on live TV in August 2015. Read More

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Gunman shoots congressman, police at Virginia baseball practice

Duncan then left, saying later, "It was the guy they've identified as the shooter". So it hardly seemed unusual when a man approached Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC in the baseball field parking lot. Photographer Marty LaVor was a witness to the shooting. Katie Filous, an attorney who was walking her dogs near the field, dropped to the ground when she heard "a lot of shots". Read More

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Sessions testifies he was never briefed on Russian interference in election

Sessions testifies he was never briefed on Russian interference in election

Sen. Asked by Republican Senator Marco Rubio about a February 14 Oval Office with Trump, Sessions responded , "That's a communication in the White House that I'd not comment on". An order from the president would not necessarily qualify, he said. "Did the president, in any of those interactions that you've shared with us today, ask you what you should be doing, or what our government should be doing, or the intelligence community, to protect America against Russian interference in ... Read More

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Trump makes hospital visit after congressional baseball shooting

Trump makes hospital visit after congressional baseball shooting

Federal law enforcement officials have identified the shooter as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, who died following a shootout with authorities. Trump later visited the hospital where Scalise was recovering. "I know he wasn't happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff", Michael Hodgkinson told The New York Times . Ryan and President Donald Trump praised the efforts of the Capitol Police, including Griner and Bailey. Read More

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DUP meet May in London as concern grows about implications for Stormont

Prime Minister Theresa May has made a joke at her own expense as Britain's House of Commons got underway - a reflection of her new humility following a disastrous snap election in which she lost her majority. Talks were, however, not in trouble, sources added. May had called the vote early in hopes of strengthening her majority going into talks on exiting the European Union . Read More

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Trump under investigation for obstruction of justice

Trump brushed aside Holt's question about the timing of the firing, which raised eyebrows coming as it did while Comey was overseeing an investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russians who meddled in the election. When asked about a letter he wrote recommending firing Comey, Rosenstein said that Mueller could be looking into the decision-making process for the firing - and he was therefore "not at liberty to talk about that now". Read More

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Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice

Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice

Former FBI director James Comey told Congress last week he believed he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. Mueller, the special counsel appointed to oversee the FBI's Russian Federation investigation by DOJ Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after Trump canned Comey, has widened the probe to look at whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice. Read More

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Britain's Brexit minister says May not a 'dead woman walking'

The British government has been in disarray since a snap election last Thursday, called by May in an effort to boost her majority but which resulted in a hung parliament. Uncertainty over Brexit has already had a "negative impact on everybody in Europe, especially on Britain", said Mr Verhofstadt. He added that he sees parallels with the French electing Emmanuel Macron. Read More

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White House denies Trump wants Mueller out - but heat's on

In every practical sense, Trump is stuck with Mueller . Mueller spokesman Peter Carr told NPR's Carrie Johnson, "We'll decline to comment". Attorney General Jeff Sessions , his deputy and the Federal Bureau of Investigation director they helped fire all appeared in dramatic congressional hearings this past week to talk about President Donald Trump . Read More

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Senator Paul calls Virginia shooting a 'killing field'

Senator Paul calls Virginia shooting a 'killing field'

Paul added, "Everybody probably would have died except for the fact that the Capitol Hill police were there and the only reason they were there was because we had a member of (House) leadership on our team". "I was getting down making sure my son was down", Barton said. The shooter asked the group if they were Republicans or Democrats before opening fire from the third base dugout as the men practiced batting. Read More

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Pentagon successfully tests intercontinental ballistic missile defence system

Pentagon successfully tests intercontinental ballistic missile defence system

As per the Vice Adm. James Syring, director of the Missile Defense Agency , who claims that this system is to test against an ICBM-type target, and this will create a record till now, as the longest intercept of a target will be tested. In a " critical milestone " for the program to provide a missile defense umbrella over the U.S. homeland, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency on Tuesday reported the first successful interception and destruction in flight of a target with ICBM characteristics. Read More

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EU's Brexit negotiator puts pressure on UK

Mrs May's plans laid in tatters on Friday after an unexpected surge in support for Labour saw the Conservatives lose seats, falling short of an overall majority. "Her wish and will was not really too much accepted by the British people", he said. "I'm the person who got us into this mess, and I'm the one who is going to get us out of it", the BBC reports her as saying. Read More

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Germany concerned by Hungary's curbs on foreign-funded NGOs

Germany concerned by Hungary's curbs on foreign-funded NGOs

Embassy said the United States was "troubled" by the legislation, which could "stigmatize" local NGOs. "No one wants to limit anyone's operations in Hungary . In January, a senior official from Orban's ruling Fidesz party said the "Soros empire's fake-civil groups" should be " swept out " of Hungary for attacking the government's anti- immigration line. Read More

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