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Woman accused of stalking congressman because of health care vote

Woman accused of stalking congressman because of health care vote Wright was arrested and charged with felony reckless endangerment . She also started hitting the windows of the Congressman's auto, according to investigators. The congressman's aides and the sheriff department contend that Wright scared the passengers into driving to the home of a person who they knew. Kustoff defended his vote in a May 4 statement citing problems with the Tennessee individu... [Full Article...]

Head of NYC's troubled jail system has resigned

Head of NYC's troubled jail system has resigned A successor has not been named. "It was a privilege to work with the men and women of the department as we reduced violence and the overuse of punitive segregation, brought on 3,700 new officers, retrained a large part of the staff, added thousands of security cameras, and provided new opportunities for education and training for inmates, among many other initiatives", Ponte's statement said. [Full Article...]

Justin Bieber surprises a group of school kids in India

Seemingly, majority either expected the signer to lip-sync some songs or just didn't care about it. Grammy Award winning Canadian singer Justin Bieber performed to a stadium full of his fans, who were excited, emotional and euphoric as the "Baby" singer took the stage in India for the first time on Wednesday night. [Full Article...]

Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity

Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity Said she: "I do a lot of political stuff, but it is mostly all behind the scenes". It's not quite as bad as you think, but most trans women do not have surgery. She has been reluctant to speak in depth about what she underwent in her recent wave of interviews, but did open up a bit while speaking with King. [Full Article...]

Things to know about Trump's firing of FBI Director Comey

The White House said its search for Comey's successor is already under way. One reason the administration underestimated the explosive fallout, several people close to the White House said, because few seasoned political hands were closely involved in the decision. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump just threw his entire White House staff under the bus

Donald Trump just threw his entire White House staff under the bus But just two days later, Trump admitted that he'd been considering firing Comey since before he took office and that he did make his decision partly because of the Russian Federation investigation. Trump then followed up by saying in the future he might cancel all press briefings and simply send out written explanations for his decisions "for the sake of accuracy". [Full Article...]

Did Sessions break recusal vow in helping fire Comey?

As Politico reported , several people "familiar with the events said Trump had talked about the firing for over a week, and the letters were written to give him rationale to fire Comey". Wednesday: "No", Sanders said, when asked if the president had already chose to fire Comey on Monday when he asked Rosenstein for the memo. In the short four months Trump has been president, his office... [Full Article...]

WH: 'Legal Minds' Say Trump Asking If He's Under Investigation Is OK

Comey had been scheduled to update senators on the FBI's progress in its Russian Federation inquiry and other items as art of his regular appearances before Congress. He said he could not comment on an ongoing investigation. "And at that time , he told you are not under investigation.which I knew anyway", he said. [Full Article...]

Brazil declares Zika emergency over

Brazil declares Zika emergency over The Zika virus has been linked with causing birth defects in babies. In response to the outbreak, Brazil launched a mosquito-eradication campaign which resultantly helped to dramatically reduce cases of Zika . The number of cases of microcephaly fell as well. Two-thirds of the women (67%) reported mosquito bites, but only one in 10 said they developed any symptoms that might suggest Zika... [Full Article...]

'Dance Moms' star sentenced to 1 year, 1 day in prison

During her recent hearing, Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti told an emotional Miller that her decision was based on the simple fact that the dance coach hasn't been honest about her earnings from " Dance Moms " and its spinoff, " Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition ". [Full Article...]

Former FBI Asst. Director: Trump and the FBI Are Not 'At War'

Days before he was sacked, Comey requested more resources to pursue his investigation, USA officials have said, fueling concerns that Trump was trying to undermine a probe that could threaten his presidency. She answered: "No, I don't believe it is". The White House said the Justice Department was interviewing candidates to serve as interim Federal Bureau of Investigation director while Trump... [Full Article...]

Former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown convicted of fraud scheme

The Thursday verdict came after prosecutors outlined a pattern of fraud by Brown, 70, and her top aide that included using hundreds of thousands of dollars from the One Door for Education Foundation for lavish parties, trips and shopping excursions. [Full Article...]

Old and New Faces Surface in 'Twin Peaks' Teaser Trailer

It's only a matter of days until " Twin Peaks " returns for its long-awaited third season, but Showtime hasn't released anything that looks like an actual trailer. There's been some much better news mixed in there, too: also on Thursday, we got an idea of what the show will sound like this time around, which so far doesn't seem to include another personal appearance from Lynch, who also has two al... [Full Article...]

Won't dwell on sacking, will be fine: FBI's Comey in farewell letter

FBI Director James Comey arrives for a House Judiciary hearing on "The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans' Security and Privacy" on Capitol Hill in Washington March 1, 2016. "It's time for Congress to get serious about performing its constitutional duties", former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wrote Wednesday , urging Republican lawmakers to "appoint an independent commission" to carry ... [Full Article...]

SC experts say GOP health care bill likely to affect you

SC experts say GOP health care bill likely to affect you But Sanders appeared confident the AHCA passed in the House on Thursday would never make it past the Senate . Most of the Republican politicians have long vowed to repeal Obamacare, which covers some 20 million Americans. GOP Senator Ted Cruz has acknowledged that Republicans in the US Senate is facing an uphill task to pass legislation to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's sign... [Full Article...]

WJLA owner to buy WDCW owner in $3.9B deal

WJLA owner to buy WDCW owner in $3.9B deal But if does go through, in addition to the cash payment, Sinclair will also assume about $2.7 billion in Tribune Debt. Adding Tribune's stations will also expand Sinclair's reach into major cities where it didn't have a presence before, such as NY and Chicago . [Full Article...]

Trump said firing Flynn 'did not sound like an emergency'

Trump said firing Flynn 'did not sound like an emergency' Yates wasn't the only person to raise warning flags about Flynn. She never voiced the idea that Trump, Pence, or anyone else in their campaign might have knowingly colluded with Flynn to spread false information. Those letters, which were almost identical, sought emails, text messages, letters, phone records or any other relevant information they have about meetings or contacts that they or any ot... [Full Article...]

Star Wars Day Is Today! May The Fourth Be With You

In 1977, George Lucas' Star Wars hit theaters. Random? Absolutely. But still a welcome addition to Star Wars Day . While the force is with so many of us on Thursday, there's one particular fan and Star Wars actor, Riz Ahmed, who's celebrating May the 4th by one-upping all of us. [Full Article...]

Trump creates panel to investigate voter fraud

Trump creates panel to investigate voter fraud He has vowed since the start of his administration to investigate voter fraud , a process that has been delayed for months. "President Trump has made a decision to waste taxpayer dollars chasing a unicorn and perpetuating the risky myth that widespread voter fraud exists". [Full Article...]

Did Katy Perry reveal new album title with Met Gala outfit?

The co-chairman of the NY fund-raiser made a slow entrance on the red carpet as she was assisted by aides while wearing the costume, fitted with a long veil. Apparently Madonna thought it was pretty amusing too... Selfies were reportedly banned from the gala as well - although that didn't seem to stop many. [Full Article...]


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