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Russian probes hinder White House's attempt to fill admin jobs

The communications operation - and Dubke and Sean Spicer , the White House press secretary, specifically - have come under sharp criticism from Trump and many senior officials in the West Wing, who believe the president has been poorly served by his staff, in particular in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. [Full Article...]

Woman accused of texting boyfriend instructions to kill himself begins trial

Carter was 17 at the time. Prosecutors showed that before Roy's death , Carter had sent her friend a message that acknowledged that she should have stopped his suicide or called the police. The case has received national and global attention because the defendant, 20-year-old Michelle Carter , is accused of involuntary manslaughter . [Full Article...]

Public works projects on Trump's agenda for OH visit

Wednesday's was Trump's first visit to OH since the state's critical contribution to his election victory in November - in which he received 51 percent of the vote and all 18 electoral votes. Before the speech, Trump met aboard Air Force One with a pair of families the White House said are "victims" of the Obama-era health care law that the president and congressional Republicans want to repea... [Full Article...]

Trump administration defends Jared Kushner

Trump administration defends Jared Kushner Trump said in a tweet yesterday, a day after he returned from his maiden overseas trip, which he described as a big success. Until Saturday, President Trump's son in law, Jared Kushner was going to be a witness in the ongoing FBI investigation in the relation between the campaign and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Cancel Trump's proposed state visit to United Kingdom, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan

Cancel Trump's proposed state visit to United Kingdom, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan Trump and Khan have had bad blood since, during his campaign for mayor, he had criticized Trump's "Muslim ban". Don Jr. tweeted , appearing to falsely situate the quote as Khan's real-time reaction to the attack. In an interview with 4 News, following a vigil held near London's famous Tower Bridge, Sadiq Khan dismissed Trump's criticism. Khan had made the statement in order to address the ... [Full Article...]

Comey Testimony Crashes Columbia Law School Website

Accordingly, we ask that you provide the Committee copies of all memoranda you received from Mr. Comey by no later than June 9, 2017 . During his Congressional briefing organised by the powerful Senate Select Committee on Intelligence yesterday, Comey confessed that he leaked the information about his interaction with the United States president. [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions had one hell of a bad week

The ACLU is encouraging its supporters to contact members of Congress and urge them to use the budget hearing as an opportunity to question Sessions on other matters of public interest. Sessions' decision to recuse himself opened the door for his deputy to appoint a special counsel to investigate whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation - a decision that ultimately could lead to T... [Full Article...]

Trump to evangelicals: We're 'under siege,' will be stronger

Speaking against centralized Washington bureaucracy and government overreach, Trump's closest reference to the contested issue of Russian election interference behind Comey's Capitol Hill appearance Thursday was in pointing to obstructionist forces in Washington opposing him and his work on behalf of the American people. [Full Article...]

You Are Now Free to Bare Your Boobs on This Maryland Beach

You Are Now Free to Bare Your Boobs on This Maryland Beach A national advocate for "topfreedom" a year ago asked the Worcester County state's attorney to look at laws addressing toplessness at Ocean City's beach. "The safety of our residents and visitors is our first priority and until we exhaust every effort to ensure that the weapon is not on the beach, we will keep the beach closed in the suspected area", Richard said. [Full Article...]

Bloomberg delivers US pledge to continue Paris climate goals to UN

Bloomberg delivers US pledge to continue Paris climate goals to UN What good company we have found with Nicaragua and Syria. A Gallup poll in 2015 showed that fear of man-made climate change fell to the same level it was in 1989. More likely, as Vice President Pence says, it is just part of the "climate change agenda" pushed by liberals because, hey, that's what liberals do. [Full Article...]

Comey says circumstances in firing him is confusing

US President Donald Trump had on Friday denied he tried to interfere with an FBI investigation, effectively accusing James Comey , the FBI's former director, of lying under oath to Congress . The reporter hit the press conference off with a bang asking about the tweet that Trump sent out on Friday morning, specifically if there are tapes of conversations with Comey . [Full Article...]

Kris Kobach announces his run for Kansas governor

Kris Kobach announces his run for Kansas governor Kobach made the announcement two days after Kansas lawmakers voted to override Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a tax package that would raise $1.2 billion over the next two years - a rejection of Brownback's signature 2012 tax cuts. Kobach's announcement cleared the way for others to look at his position. Rep. John Carmichael, D-Wichita, has been a fierce critic of Kobach's work in Kansas. [Full Article...]

London Attack: Attacker Known to Authorities As PM's Record Called Into Question

London Attack: Attacker Known to Authorities As PM's Record Called Into Question Also, Italian authorities said they warned British authorities about another of the attackers, Youssef Zaghba . They drove into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people in Borough Market on Saturday night. An Italian newspaper said the third killer, Youssef Zaghba , 22, had been flagged to Britain as a possible militant by Italian authorities. He has been criticized for voting... [Full Article...]

Korea Leader Warns North After Latest Missile Launch

He said South Korea would discuss ways to strengthen the joint defence against North Korea's weapons programs during a summit between new South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. What appears to be a North Korean drone was discovered by a South Korean military official in the mountainous Inje County in Gangwon Province, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reports , citing the South Korean... [Full Article...]

Helena might uphold climate deal rejected by Trump

Helena might uphold climate deal rejected by Trump But they are optimistic about the backlash to Mr Trump's decision. The German official's trip to California to talk climate-efforts with Brown demonstrates determination of some USA governors, some 200 US mayors, business leaders and others to keep cutting Americans' output of climate-changing emissions from fossil fuels, Brown said. [Full Article...]

3-on-3 basketball added to 2020 Tokyo Olympic program

3-on-3 basketball added to 2020 Tokyo Olympic program The addition was made at Friday's meeting of the IOC Executive Board in Lausanne, Switzerland, and will see Madison racing added to the five existing track events for both men and women, namely the Keirin, the Omnium, the sprint, the team pursuit and the team sprint. [Full Article...]

Kansas City area man faces hate crime indictment in bar shooting

Kansas City area man faces hate crime indictment in bar shooting A federal grand jury announced on Friday the indictment of 52-year-old Adam W Purinton, a former Navy serviceman, for shooting at three people, leaving one dead and two injured. The US justice department indictment said that Mr Purinton "committed the offenses after substantial planning and premeditation". A bartender at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe said Purinton used racial slurs before firing... [Full Article...]

No bond for woman accused of leaking top-secret documents

No bond for woman accused of leaking top-secret documents Winner's mother, Billie Winner-Davis, told the court her daughter had never been in any trouble and was at the top of her class throughout her school days. "I want to burn the White House down. find somewhere in Kurdistan to live". But the emerging effort to paint her as a sympathetic character in the mainstream media has little to do with any concern about her fate and everything to do with... [Full Article...]

Intelligence chiefs unsure what can say publicly

The newspaper reported on Tuesday that Coats , a Trump appointee, told associates in March that the president asked him if he could intervene with then FBI director James Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on Michael Flynn , the former national security adviser, in its Russian Federation probe. [Full Article...]

Deputies had been at man's home several times before

Deputies had been at man's home several times before It's not clear how many times Barre was shot. Friday was the fourth time since June 1 that police had been sent to pick up Barre. Speaking to KTUL , Joshua Barre's mother said Barre "didn't have a violent bone in his body" and suspect he may have been frightened for his life. [Full Article...]


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