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Property damage reported in North Carolina from possible tornado

Property damage reported in North Carolina from possible tornado The damage, as well as a tornado, have not been confirmed at this time. A number of trees went down in the Courtney area, and there was significant damage to the gymnasium of the Courtney Elementary School. Numerous trees and power lines are down blocking roads in the Courtney and West Yadkin areas. The National Weather Service says central North Carolina could get strong and severe storms as ... [Full Article...]

University students boo US Education Secretary at commencement

University students boo US Education Secretary at commencement But instead of listening to whatever DeVos had to say - whether it be the aforementioned "common ground" or not - the graduates, faculty, and alumni, along with their families and friends weren't having it, drowning her words out with loud boos and jeers, according to the Chronicle . [Full Article...]

Transgender students may be forced to reveal identity in Texas schools

Transgender students may be forced to reveal identity in Texas schools On the bathroom front, Patrick said he had concerns about the "ambiguous language " the House approved as an amendment Sunday to address bathroom use by transgender Texans in public schools because it "doesn't appear to do much". Now, the bill will head back to Sen. Conservative politicians in Texas have agitated strongly for the measure despite the backlash against such a law in North Car... [Full Article...]

Caught on camera: Man mocks and punches male with cerebral palsy

Caught on camera: Man mocks and punches male with cerebral palsy Baker was taken into custody early Monday, but arrest details were unavailable. The defendant saw a man with cerebral palsy walking into a convenience store, mocked the victim's disability, then sucker punched the victim in the face, according to a press release from Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan . [Full Article...]

Texas Doubles Up Sooners for Big 12 Tourney Win

Texas Doubles Up Sooners for Big 12 Tourney Win Clemens, a senior and son of seven-time Cy Young Award victor Roger Clemens , opened the scoring with the first of his two home runs in the first inning. Oklahoma is now 36-34 all-time in the Big 12 Championship. Big 12 teams are hitting just.238 off of Texas pitching this season. No. 6 seeds are now 36-30 all-time in the Big 12 Championship. [Full Article...]

Pa. Democrats blast GOP health bill over 23M uninsured estimate

Pa. Democrats blast GOP health bill over 23M uninsured estimate That number increases to 19 million in 2020 and 23 million in 2026. States could also gain permission for insurers to charge older customers far higher premiums. Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), - who played a pivotal role in including state waiver options in AHCA - hadn't read the full report yet, but initially said he saw it as "good news ". [Full Article...]

Did Pope Francis diss the President?

That's allowed him to steer clear of the steady stream of new revelations about his dealings with ousted FBI Director James Comey and the federal investigations into his election campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation. "It is hoped that there may be serene collaboration between the state and the Catholic Church in the United States, engaged in service to the people in the fields of healt... [Full Article...]

Sheriff: $500M in poppy plants seized in North Carolina

Sheriff: $500M in poppy plants seized in North Carolina Sheriff Coy Reid says the plants were discovered behind a home by a narcotics investigator acting on a tip about something else. "Poppy plants in Catawba County and North Carolina is something new to the area", he said. He said investigators noticed the plants, and they consulted with experts at N.C. State who helped confirm their unsafe nature. Officials believe the plants were harvested on... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia king: Trump's visit a 'turning point'

Rouhani decisively won a presidential election on Friday, securing another four-year term. Trump has threatened to try to renegotiate the deal. As per details, Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif advised that Donald Trump should spend his time usefully in Riyadh besides discussing as how to avoid another 9/11 being perpetrated by his Saudi host. [Full Article...]

Bill Cosby arrives for Day 2 of jury selection

Cosby , his lawyers and prosecutors are back in a Pittsburgh court Wednesday to complete jury selection, but 11 have already been seated and only one of them is black. On Tuesday, Cosby's attorney Brian McMonagle complained to Montgomery County Common Pleas Court judge Steven T. O'Neill that where weren't enough minorities on the jury. [Full Article...]

GOP health care bill analysis to be released by Congressional Budget Office

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. arrives for a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. John Thune , R-S.D., told The Hill, to draw in senators who may want a moderate approach to Medicaid reform. Conservative health scholars like Avik Roy have argued that expanding this "age band" would lower the cost of insurance to the young, who comprise the majority of ... [Full Article...]

FBI director search: back to drawing board for Trump team?

FBI director search: back to drawing board for Trump team? Former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman was reported to be the leading candidate but according an an administration official, Trump now wants to expand the search. "Some Senate Democrats hold a grudge against Lieberman for his rightward turn and opposition to some of President Barack Obama's agenda late in his Senate career", Politico wrote in its report. [Full Article...]

Inspiring Duo: Mother and Quadriplegic Son Overcome Odds, Earn MBA Degree

Inspiring Duo: Mother and Quadriplegic Son Overcome Odds, Earn MBA Degree When Marty O'Connor chose to pursue an MBA degree at Chapman University , in Orange, California , his mom was right by his side. It was his idea for O'Connor to be awarded the honorary degree, and the Chapman faculty, administration, and board of trustees agreed, Fox 61 reports . [Full Article...]

Turkey demands US replace envoy in spat over Syrian Kurds

Turkey demands US replace envoy in spat over Syrian Kurds Washington's Metropolitan Police Department said it had arrested two United States residents, Ayten Necmi, 49, and Jalal Kheirabadi, 42, over the incident. "I'd throw the Turkish ambassador out", the Arizona Republican told MSNBC's " Morning Joe ", the Hill reported . Ayten Necmi, 49, of Woodside, New York, was charged with aggravated assault, police said, after a woman who was thrown to th... [Full Article...]

Trump Reveals Reasons For Firing FBI Director In News Interview

Trump Reveals Reasons For Firing FBI Director In News Interview Trump generally basks in crowd settings, though he has traveled far less than his predecessors. Among those interviewed was Adam Lee, special agent in charge of the FBI's Richmond, Virginia, office. Rosenstein. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on the Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to oversee the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign. [Full Article...]

Mulvaney defends Trump budget's social safety net cuts

Mulvaney defends Trump budget's social safety net cuts Pramilla Jayapal of Washington told Mulvaney that cuts to food stamps, payments to the disabled , and other programs are "astonishing and frankly immoral". The more states spend on the program, the more the federal government reimburses them. "Sometimes it's not about health, it's about basic needs if it's transportation, and also the importance of child care, and early childhood educatio... [Full Article...]

CBO: Republicans' AHCA Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured

Budget rules dictate that if the bill's deficit savings had not reached $2 billion (and that $2 billion had to come from particular spending categories), the bill would be dead upon arrival in the upper chamber. Many Republicans have said they are largely focused on steps that will reduce premiums. "This CBO report again confirms that the American Health Care Act achieves our mission: lowering... [Full Article...]

Priest among 14 hostages taken in siege of Philippines city

Priest among 14 hostages taken in siege of Philippines city In an apparent dig at his predecessor Barack Obama - who had canceled a bilateral meeting with Duterte after the Philippine president insulted him - Trump then said: "I understand that and fully understand that and I think we had a previous president who did not understand that". [Full Article...]

Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Wednesday On Capitol Hill

In part four of 47 ABC's Special Report: State of Education, there are details on that proposed Title 1 funding increase , as well as a closer look at the debate between public school and school choice . Andy Harris, R-Md. These grants are created to encourage districts to adopt open-enrollment, school choice programs that allow federal, state and local money to follow low-income student... [Full Article...]

Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican

Trump again told the pope , "Thank you". In Saudi Arabia, however, the government did not request that Mrs. Trump wear a head covering known as a hijab, or a headscarf, Grisham said . President Trump , on his part, shared with the press that they had a wonderful meeting and he was grateful that it took place. The two men discussed "the promotion of peace in the world through political ne... [Full Article...]


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