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Education Secretary DeVos booed at historic black college during commencement speech

Education Secretary DeVos booed at historic black college during commencement speech Protesters pointed out DeVos' questionable grasp over educational history, her support for school privatization and her stance on loan borrowers. After a storm of criticism , she acknowledged that these colleges were "born, not out of mere choice, but out of necessity, in the face of racism". [Full Article...]

Tornado watch issued for Wyandotte County

Tornado watch issued for Wyandotte County The strongest storms should start to exit the KETV viewing area by 6 or 7 p.m. The main threat will be weak fast-moving isolated tornadoes. Storms blew through the Chicago area Wednesday evening. The Wind Advisory took effect at noon and remains in place until 8 p.m. for most counties, except Lake and McHenry in IL, according to the National Weather Service. [Full Article...]

FBI investigation 'not' a witch hunt, GOP rep says

He did not offer any evidence of such acts in his reference to Democratic former President Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. By Wednesday evening, a Republican source said that the move effectively shut down Congress' intense digging into Comey and his conversations with Trump. [Full Article...]

Always Dreaming is 4-5 early favorite for Preakness

Always Dreaming is 4-5 early favorite for Preakness When he gets on the track, he's strong but in a good way. If he guns hard and makes the top that will be okay since Always Dreaming can sit second and still produce. Looking At Lee, third in the Arkansas Derby and 10-1 on the morning line, will get some play after enjoying an absolutely ideal trip in the Kentucky Derby . [Full Article...]

Planned Parenthood to close 4 Iowa clinics after funding cut

Planned Parenthood to close 4 Iowa clinics after funding cut The other health centers slated for closing are Bettendorf, Burlington and Keokuk, which does not perform abortions. The four clinics served 14,676 patients in the last three years, she said, including many rural and poor women. Earlier this month, Branstad signed a bill not only banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy-without exceptions for rape, incest, or fatal fetal abnormalities-but m... [Full Article...]

Dave Mustaine dedicates Soundgarden cover to Chris Cornell at gig

Dave Mustaine dedicates Soundgarden cover to Chris Cornell at gig The six dates left on Soundgarden's North American tour have been canceled following the death of singer Chris Cornell Wednesday night. The band's last number was a Led Zeppelin cover, "In My Time of Dying ", according to CNN . The band broke up in 2007 due to tensions in the group and Cornell continued to pursue his solo career. Fans of Cornell speculated that Cornell may have died as a... [Full Article...]

Alice Cooper adds heartfelt message to Chris Cornell tributes

Alice Cooper adds heartfelt message to Chris Cornell tributes Cornell and his band Soundgarden have covered the song before and they did it again to close out the show at Detroit's Fox Theater on Wednesday. The Detroit News cited Freeman in a similar report. A sad loss of a great talent to the world, his friends and family. Cornell played a seminal role in the origins of grunge music, founding Soundgarden in 1984 with Kim Thayil and Hiro Yamamoto. [Full Article...]

Trump creates advisory body to look into possible voter fraud in elections

During the White House press briefing on Thursday, deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the commission would include about a dozen members and would review polices that allow for improper voter registrations. Carson said the commission was being filled with "political ideologues with risky agendas". "The Commission shall. study the registration and voting processes used in Fede... [Full Article...]

Attorney General does 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

Attorney General does 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Slated to speak at the press conference are: Officer John Clifton (LETR State Executive Chair), Atlanta Police Department's Chief Shields and Elena Weaver (Special Olympics Athlete & 2017 Torch Bearer). The run, set to begin at 9 a.m.at the Nodaway County Courthouse, raises awareness for Special Olympics, the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilitie... [Full Article...]

Nikki Haley Goes Rogue: The Western Wall Is In Israel

Nikki Haley Goes Rogue: The Western Wall Is In Israel Trump had said during his campaign he would move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem , which would effectively recognize the city as Israel's capital. The call between Trump and Netanyahu came immediately after Trump placed a call to King Abdullah II of Jordan, a call that was announced by the White House. [Full Article...]

Confederate Monument No. 3 Down, but 4th Won't Be So Easy

Confederate Monument No. 3 Down, but 4th Won't Be So Easy Melvin Schneider waves an American flag in front of police barricades late Tuesday (Claire Byun). Shortly after 3 a.m. on Wednesday, city workers donning helmets and bulletproof vests removed a statue of Gen. Beauregard CSA". The monument was shown off for the first time to a crowd of hundreds - most being relatives of Confederate veterans - during closing ceremonies for the annual conve... [Full Article...]

White House cites rumor, innuendo in criticizing Sally Yates

White House cites rumor, innuendo in criticizing Sally Yates According to intelligence officials, the two discussed sanctions imposed by President Barack Obama to punish Russian Federation for its efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. "Logic would tell you that you don't want the national security adviser to be in a position where the Russians have leverage over him", she said. [Full Article...]

Immigration officers detain man whose prison term was cut

Cuba generally only accepts deportations on a case-by-case basis so there's no guarantee Lima-Marin will be sent there. Lima-Marin was convicted in 2000 of multiple robbery, kidnapping and burglary counts after he and another man robbed two video stores at gunpoint. [Full Article...]

Putin Accuses US Of 'Political Schizophrenia' Over Trump And Secrets

Putin Accuses US Of 'Political Schizophrenia' Over Trump And Secrets US President Trump and his administration has denied any such event, saying he only discussed common issues. Some Democratic lawmakers and former intelligence officials warned that, depending on what exactly Trump told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the lives of those gathering the intel provided by Israel to the US may now be at risk. [Full Article...]

Stadium for Rams, Chargers delayed; won't open until 2020

Stadium for Rams, Chargers delayed; won't open until 2020 The venue includes an "entertainment district" with restaurants and hotels, and studio space for the NFL Network. Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff said if only one team were playing there, there's a chance it could have been ready for at least parts of 2019, but they chose to push the whole timeline back a year. [Full Article...]

Trump warns Comey: Better hope there are no 'tapes' of talks

The tweet speaks for itself. But sources have told CNN that Trump's decision to ax Comey was made after he grew increasingly frustrated with him following a congressional hearing last week in which he said he was "mildly nauseous" over the idea that he helped sway the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

At Least 2 Dead as Severe Storms, Tornadoes Hit US Midsection

One person died at the mobile home park, the Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center said in a statement late Tuesday. It was unclear how many people were injured, KWTV said. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says the park is destroyed following a tornado that touched down in Barron County . The storms hit late in the afternoon Tuesday and into the evening, leveling the Prairie Lake Estat... [Full Article...]

Jury acquits Tulsa officer in shooting of unarmed black man

Crutcher's family said that police had "demonized" their son and played up the PCP angle, while downplaying the fact that he was not armed. She took the witness stand to tell jurors she had a reasonable fear Mr. Crutcher's father says he believes that Officer Shelby got away with murder. One officer fired a taser at him and Shelby fired shots. She said she was taught during training if a suspect r... [Full Article...]

Applications for US Jobless Aid Fell to 3-Month Low of 232K

Applications for US Jobless Aid Fell to 3-Month Low of 232K This year, the job gains have averaged 185,000 a month - the same pace as in 2016. Last week's claims data covered the survey week for May's nonfarm payrolls. The index recovered some of the declines of the previous two months. Both the delivery times and unfilled orders indexes were positive for the seventh straight month, suggesting longer delivery times and increases in unfilled orders. [Full Article...]

Texas divided on jailing delegates to 'convention of states'

Texas divided on jailing delegates to 'convention of states' The Texas Senate and House have passed anti-sanctuary cities bills , which have to be reconciled before becoming law. California's legislature is considering a bill that would prohibit state and local law enforcement from using resources to assist immigration authorities. [Full Article...]


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