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Jared Kushner defended by Trump amid 'secret Russian Federation line' questions

US President Donald Trump is sticking by his son-in-law and White House confidant Jared Kushner . He said that Kushner's contacts with the Russians, if true, present "a real problem" in whether President Trump's son-in-law should be trusted. [Full Article...]

Rasmus, Beckham swing big in Rays' win over Rangers

Rasmus, Beckham swing big in Rays' win over Rangers Worse, traditional bullpen usage has handcuffed Matt Bush to the ninth inning which makes him unavailable for higher leverage outings in earlier innings. Player of the Game: Adrian Beltre is the best player on the baseball field most nights, and it was comforting to see him back at the hot corner, but Joey Gallo is the most risky badass monster in sports. [Full Article...]

A Texas Republican called ICE on protesters. Then lawmakers started to scuffle

A Texas Republican called ICE on protesters. Then lawmakers started to scuffle Rinaldi contends that Nevarez told him he'd "get him" on his way to the auto . "According to multiple Democratic lawmakers, state Rep. Matt Rinaldi , R-Irving, told state Rep. A raucous end to a divisive Texas legislative session erupted Monday when a large protest over a “sanctuary cities” crackdown provoked a heated scuffle between lawmakers on the House floor. [Full Article...]

With Two Days To Go, House Tees Up Budget Legislation

With Two Days To Go, House Tees Up Budget Legislation Similar systems were administratively instituted by Georgia and CT in 2016, and AVR was approved in the November 2016 elections by Alaska voters. State Rep. Madigan issued the following statement Monday after the House voted to pass Senate Bill 8, a package of reforms negotiated by Gov. Bruce Rauner to help streamline acquisition of goods and services, reducing costs to the state. [Full Article...]

Defense wants talk of Castile's permit omitted

In another high-profile case, former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager pleaded guilty earlier this month to federal civil rights charges in the 2015 shooting death of Walter Scott. "That's totally unethical and wrong", said attorney Earl Gray. The defense says Yanez didn't know about the permit at the time, so the statements are irrelevant. [Full Article...]

Families reflect on military service at Phoenix National Cemetery

Families reflect on military service at Phoenix National Cemetery She said it's also important to keep in mind the military personnel who are now in service, the "new generation of defenders". " For us to be in here it's our honor and it's also our duty remember them, to respect them, and always honor them", said Vietnam Veteran Mark Alvarez. [Full Article...]

North Korea confirms successful test of third ballistic missile in three weeks

April 29: South Korean and USA officials say a North Korean midrange ballistic missile, presumably a KN-17, failed shortly after launch. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un supervised the launch of the "new-type precision guided ballistic rocket" - the third missile test by the nuclear-armed regime in less than three weeks and carried out in defiance of United Nations sanctions warnings and U.... [Full Article...]

Tiger Woods Was Asleep At Wheel, Breath Test Showed No Alcohol

In the police report released on Tuesday, Woods told the arresting officer he had no idea where he was and his speech was described as "extremely slow and slurred, mumbled and confused". According to an incident report, police described fresh damage to the driver's side of the auto - both tires were flat, along with minor damage to the rims. [Full Article...]

Testimony set to begin in man's Baby Doe murder trial

Testimony set to begin in man's Baby Doe murder trial Bond, 41, pleaded guilty in February to helping McCarthy, her former boyfriend, cover up her daughter's death in the late spring of 2015. Bella Bond was known for months only as "Baby Doe" as authorities struggled to identify her after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor island. [Full Article...]

Cleveland fires 1 officer, suspends 2nd in Rice shooting

Loehmann was sacked for inaccurate details on his job application , not for the Rice shooting. Loehmann was sacked and Garmback, who drove the police vehicle, was suspended for 10 days. As for Frank Garmback , he would also be required to undergo additional tactical training after his ten-day suspension ends. "And Garmback should be fired too, for his role in pulling up too close to Tamir". [Full Article...]

Trump's communications director will be latest to leave the White House

Trump's communications director will be latest to leave the White House But it could be as early as Tuesday, when he was expected to meet with his staff at the White House, said a senior administration official, who required anonymity to discuss a personnel move that has not yet been formally announced. There, Dubke is unlikely to have to work the 18-hour days and weekend shifts that are common for top White House staffers no matter who is president. [Full Article...]

After Stabbing, Portland's Mayor Wants 2 Right-Wing Demonstrations Canceled

After Stabbing, Portland's Mayor Wants 2 Right-Wing Demonstrations Canceled The first event, the Trump Free Speech Rally, is slated to take place at the Terry Shrunk Plaza in Portland, a venue for which the feds control permitting. Earlier, in an interview with CNN , Wheeler called the three men heroes. " 'I just stabbed a bunch of [m************] in the neck", Christian told police from the back of a patrol auto after he was taken into custody. [Full Article...]

Tuition Increase Proposed For University of Nebraska

Tuition Increase Proposed For University of Nebraska For most students, the change will mean a 5.4 percent increase in tuition in year one and a 3.2 percent increase the following year. In 2018-2019, a typical resident undergraduate would pay $6 to $7.50 more per credit hour. The NU system includes UNL, UNO, UNK, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis. "In my view, now more than ever, ... [Full Article...]

Big plans for summer reading programs at Oak Park, River Forest libraries

Big plans for summer reading programs at Oak Park, River Forest libraries Fun rewards will be provided along the way. Stop by the Aitkin Public Library and pick up a children's or teen flyer that lists all the activities, incentives, program guidelines and more . Summer events also include a magic show, movie nights, gardening, robotics and more. To enroll, participants must have a Will Rogers Library card. Children must be signed up for the Summer Reading Program to a... [Full Article...]

Police detain armed man at Orlando airport; no shots fired

This situation is ongoing, and we'll updated this post as more info becomes available. UPDATE: 9:02 p.m. Gunman is in custody. Once the area was evacuated and Pettigrew was surrounded, Mina said a crisis negotiator was able to get Pettigrew to surrender without shots being fired. [Full Article...]

Owner says Three Mile Island nuclear plant to shut down in 2019

Tom Wolf indicated on Tuesday they are interested in a broader discussion that takes into consideration nuclear as well as coal, oil, natural gas , wind, solar, hydro and other alternative ways of generating electricity to power Pennsylvania in the future. [Full Article...]

Police officer who fatally shot Cleveland youth Tamir Rice is fired

Police officer who fatally shot Cleveland youth Tamir Rice is fired An investigation found the officers had not violated procedures but also uncovered details which led to Mr Loehmann's dismissal. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams announced the discipline against officers Timothy Loehmann , who shot the boy, and Frank Garmback , who was driving the cruiser that skidded to a stop near the boy. [Full Article...]

Trump tweets thanks to US service members

Trump tweets thanks to US service members To all Gold Star families , Trump said of their lost service members: "They each had their own names, their own stories, their own attractive dreams". They wore military uniforms, somber suits and T-shirts that alluded to different conflicts. He urged all Americans to work together with those sacrifices in mind. [Full Article...]

President Trump: Kushner is doing a 'great job' for the country

Cory Booker, N.J., said the reported Kushner meeting needs additional probing. Kushner's lawyer has also publicly said the president's son-in-law is "willing to cooperate in the probe". USA diplomats have relied on back channels with foreign counterparts in other situations involving sensitive negotiations. Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general, told Congress this month that the de... [Full Article...]

Clemson Awarded NCAA Baseball Regional

Clemson Awarded NCAA Baseball Regional The Hoos and Dallas Baptist have no common opponents this season, although the Patriots lost twice to host TCU in a home-and-home during the season. The 'Horns hosted UCLA earlier this season and swept the Bruins , winning all three games. So when IU's name popped up on the screen, and even better as a No. [Full Article...]


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