• Senator says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena
Senator says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena

The subpoena probing Flynn's ties to Russia is part of a broader investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and alleged collusion between President Trump's campaign and Moscow. According to a USA official, authorities in the Eastern District of Virginia are examining Flynn's paid foreign consulting work past year fo...

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  • Poll Shows Nearly Half of US Voters Want President Trump Impeached
Poll Shows Nearly Half of US Voters Want President Trump Impeached

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has demanded memos, recordings and other materials that Comey may have prepared, with a deadline of next week. Citing a memo, a source says Donald Trump asked James Comey to end a federal probe on former national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties with Russian Federation.

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  • UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says Western Wall belongs to Israel
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says Western Wall belongs to Israel

McMaster told reporters. Israel declared sovereignty over the whole of Jerusalem after 1967 but Palestinians and most of the world dispute that status. He presented his credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday. He will also meet in either Ramallah or Bethlehem with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas.

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  • New Orleans begins removal of third Confederate monument
New Orleans begins removal of third Confederate monument

City officials say the monuments don't "appropriately reflect the values of diversity and inclusion that make New Orleans strong today". A third confederate monument in New Orleans was removed in the middle of the night. There's now one confederate monument that's still slated for removal: the statue of Robert E. Lee. A sports vehicle belon...

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  • Sally Yates Testimony Blows Trump Russia Scandal Wide Open
Sally Yates Testimony Blows Trump Russia Scandal Wide Open

Further, said Klobuchar, the Trump administration chose to keep Flynn on an additional 18 days after Yates' warning, "and in fact, two days after having this warning allowed him to sit in on an hour-long telephone call between the president of the United States and [Russian President] Vladimir Putin".

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  • Trump claims 'absolute right' to share info with Russia
Trump claims 'absolute right' to share info with Russia

In the Middle East, the U.S. formally and informally shares information with several countries in the fight against ISIS and other terror groups including Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey, among others. By doing so, Trump would have jeopardized cooperation from an ally familiar with the inner workings of the Islamic ...

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  • Tayside GP practices affected by NHS cyber-attack running as normal
Tayside GP practices affected by NHS cyber-attack running as normal

A kill switch was accidentally discovered for the "Wannacry" virus that attempts to extort people of money in return for their data by a British cybersecurity researcher. Microsoft has faced criticism since 2014 for withdrawing support for older versions of Windows software such as 16-year-old Windows XP and requiring users to pay hefty annual f...

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  • Officer Betty Shelby's employment status being evaluated, police chief says
Officer Betty Shelby's employment status being evaluated, police chief says

The Rev. Joey Crutcher, father of Terence Crutcher, talks with the media following the verdict in the trial of Betty Shelby in Tulsa, Okla ., Wednesday, May 17, 2017. "Is Terence Crutcher's death his fault?" Crutcher's supportes condemned the defense's attempts to paint him as a villain. "In spite of anything that Terence may have done in ...

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  • Severe storms and tornadoes possible in nation's midsection
Severe storms and tornadoes possible in nation's midsection

Thursday. "People need to keep in mind, number one, we can not stop the weather, and number two, preparedness starts with them; it starts with you", Honigsberg said. The weather service's Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma said storms with the potential to spawn tornadoes and dump large hail stones could hit the region Thursday.

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  • U.S. stance holding up nations' pledges on climate change
U.S. stance holding up nations' pledges on climate change

But the issue could become a stumbling block at a G-7 meeting of leading Western powers in Sicily this month, amid uncertainty over whether the USA will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on fighting global warming. The question is not whether Trump should keep his word and withdraw from the Paris agreement; it's simply a matter of choosing th...

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  • Comey Furious over Trump Team's Smear Campaign - and He's Prepared to Respond
Comey Furious over Trump Team's Smear Campaign - and He's Prepared to Respond

Comey had already been invited to testify before the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday about his firing a week ago, but he declined the invitation. One person close to the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director told the network that Comey had shown considerable restraint when Trump questioned his competence and called him a "showb...

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  • Trumpet star Blanchard: Confederate statue removal historic
Trumpet star Blanchard: Confederate statue removal historic

The city has been secretive about when and how the monuments will come down, with Liberty Place and Jefferson Davis being taken down at 3 a.m. Beauregard commanded the attack at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, at the outbreak of the Civil War.

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  • Trump's Long History of Recording Calls Makes His Tweet About
Trump's Long History of Recording Calls Makes His Tweet About "Tapes"

When asked whether Trump requested a pledge of loyalty, Spicer said the report wasn't true. The person he selects will ultimately be responsible for the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

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  • US, Europe swap air security information at laptop ban talks
US, Europe swap air security information at laptop ban talks

A U.S. ban on now ubiquitous laptops could cause havoc, with more than 3,250 flights a week scheduled to leave European Union airports for the United States this summer, according to industry data. They discussed "existing aviation security standards and detection capabilities" as well as security improvements "related to large electronic devices p...

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  • Just say no to expanded drug war
Just say no to expanded drug war

Sessions reversed a policy Obama administration U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder initiated in 2013 that prosecutors avoid charging certain defendants with offenses triggering long mandatory minimum sentences. But leaving the injustices perpetuated by the drug war aside, even many political conservatives have rallied around the notion that the coun...

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  • Oklahoma governor to tour tornado damage
Oklahoma governor to tour tornado damage

The twister struck at the trailer park along US 53 in the Barron County town of Prairie Lake, about midway between Chetek and Cameron. Chetek Mayor Jeff Martin told KSTP-TV that numerous emergency vehicles went to the trailer park. Storms have battered Southern Plains and Midwestern states all week, with deaths reported Tuesday in Oklahoma and Wi...

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  • Texas Lt. Gov: Pass 'bathroom bill' or expect special session
Texas Lt. Gov: Pass 'bathroom bill' or expect special session

GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said: "Discrimination towards trans Texans is one shameful "top priority". As for school finance reform, the speaker pushed back against Patrick's assertion that Senate changes to a House-passed bill should be approved in a final version by the House.

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  • Jury selection begins in Oklahoma cop's manslaughter trial
Jury selection begins in Oklahoma cop's manslaughter trial

Prosecutors argued during their opening statement that Shelby overreacted when she shot Crutcher last September. Video shows Crutcher, whose auto had broken down, walking away from her with his hands on his head. Six other witnesses testified Wednesday, among them Officer Tyler Turnbough, who was on the scene and discharged his Taser the same time ...

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  • Special counsel named to probe Trump-Russia ties
Special counsel named to probe Trump-Russia ties

Attorney General Jeff Sessions previously recused himself from any involvement in the Russian Federation investigation due to his role as a prominent campaign adviser and surrogate. "Not asked about it". I have made no such determination. Beyond allegedly asking Comey to quit his investigation into Flynn - who has been a central focus of the FBI'...

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  • 3rd suspect named in doctor, nurse child sex case
3rd suspect named in doctor, nurse child sex case

Kohut, 57, retained San Jose attorney Nick Cvietkovich. Dr. Kohut's next hearing is scheduled for May 26. If convicted of the charges against them, Brandon, Stephens, and Kohut are all facing life in prison. "Our door was shut to our room and we could hear him yelling". The Fort Smith hospital fired Kohut on Monday. "We are very deeply distur...

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  • Colorado Republicans say they seek the truth in any Trump investigation
Colorado Republicans say they seek the truth in any Trump investigation

James Comer of Kentucky said of Trump. The Flynn investigation was part of a broader probe into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. I think these allegations are the most concerning so far. "But that's not anyone's place to speculate, the alleged memo has not been released". Now, we find that the president had the audacity ...

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  • Frustrated Senate Democrats push 'grand bargain' votes
Frustrated Senate Democrats push 'grand bargain' votes

Illinois Senate Democrats on Wednesday voted for a $36.5 billion spending plan that would pay universities and social service providers that have gone months without funding, but the effort may prove to be more about political theater than ending the state's almost 2-year-long budget impasse.

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  • Bernie Sanders and John Kasich hold town hall amid Trump scandals
Bernie Sanders and John Kasich hold town hall amid Trump scandals

John Kasich says stories swirling around the White House show why he could not support the Trump campaign for president. Sanders has been calling for a special prosecutor to lead the investigation into the Trump administration's possible ties to Russian Federation, as well as for an independent FBI director who is not involved with the Trump admi...

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  • Did Pres. Obama refuse to honor officers with lighting
Did Pres. Obama refuse to honor officers with lighting

In tribute to the American law enforcement officers at the request of the national Law enforcement officers Memorial fund, public wall 103 - 322 designates May 15 national peace officers Memorial day, which is one of only two days each year during which government agencies, businesses, and residents are to fly their USA flags at half-staff.

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  • Krasner likely victor of Democratic nomination for Philly DA
Krasner likely victor of Democratic nomination for Philly DA

In an interview with The Intercept , Krasner said he is running because change is needed urgently. "We won't be reckless with the taxpayers' money, throwing it down the hole of mass incarceration rather than putting it into the things that actually prevent crime, like public education, like job training, like treatment for people who suffer from a...

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  • Here are the unanswered questions about Trump's 'tapes' warning to Comey
Here are the unanswered questions about Trump's 'tapes' warning to Comey

Trump simply wanted someone he viewed as a threat out of the way. GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC said on " Meet the Press " that Trump has is obligated "to pick somebody beyond reproach outside the political lane". "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy...

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  • Betsy DeVos heavily booed during commencement speech as students turn their backs
Betsy DeVos heavily booed during commencement speech as students turn their backs

Online petitions managed to collect signatures from about 60,000 people who don't. Many Bethune-Cookman University students, alumni and supporters made their disapproval of DeVos' appearance known well before she took the stage. Students and supporters of Bethune-Cookman, founded by educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune , found Jackson's ...

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  • Louisiana House passes bill banning removal of Confederate statues
Louisiana House passes bill banning removal of Confederate statues

After the vote was called, the entire Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus walked off the House floor in protest. The bill would ban the removal of any plaque, statue or other monument on public property commemorating a historic military figure or event - unless local voters approve the removal in an election.

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  • Contradictions by Trump create credibility gap for aides
Contradictions by Trump create credibility gap for aides

Democrats, while not independently confirming the reports, said that if The Post's article is accurate, then the information-sharing would be a betrayal of the intelligence community and could put American relationships with foreign intelligence operations at risk.

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  • Jury finds Oklahoma cop not guilty in shooting of black man
Jury finds Oklahoma cop not guilty in shooting of black man

An Oklahoma judge has refused to declare a mistrial in Betty Shelby's manslaughter trial. Her law enforcement training had taught "if a suspect reaches their hands inside of a vehicle, don't let them pull them out". Prosecutors said drug use and ignoring commands are no reason for Shelby, or any officer, to use deadly force against a civilian. Sh...

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  • Investigation will prove lack of links with Russia, says Donald Trump
Investigation will prove lack of links with Russia, says Donald Trump

Democratic lawmakers have demanded that the Justice Department name a special prosecutor to investigate the Russian Federation matter. It immediately escalated the legal stakes - and the potential political damage - for a president who has tried to dismiss the matter as partisan witch hunt and a "hoax".

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  • Trump Administration Eyeing Low-Income Subsidies in Obamacare Repeal Bill
Trump Administration Eyeing Low-Income Subsidies in Obamacare Repeal Bill

Legislators opposed to passage of the AHCA say it would leave millions of beneficiaries without health coverage. Either consumers will not be able to afford the coverage, or they will find that insurers will be unable to cover all conditions, said healthcare attorney Eric Cheung, a partner at Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP in Los Angeles.

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  • Graham calls on Comey to testify, doesn't want 'trial by newspaper'
Graham calls on Comey to testify, doesn't want 'trial by newspaper'

In a series of tweets on Tuesday morning, Mr Trump defended sharing information on a threat by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) with Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting last week. Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Dryden, indicated that investigations underway in Congress should continue and no special prosecutor is called for at this poi...

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  • White House offers muted response on Comey memo
White House offers muted response on Comey memo

It didn't take long for armchair analysts to start conversations about obstruction of justice after The New York Times published a report Tuesday saying then-FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that President Donald Trump asked him to "let" an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn "go".

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  • Republicans Welcome Special Counsel Assigned To Investigate Russian Meddling
Republicans Welcome Special Counsel Assigned To Investigate Russian Meddling

The White House received a heads-up less than an hour before the news broke at 6 p.m. ET. Only an attorney working for Trump can give the president unvarnished, unconflicted advice without fear it will become public. "As a practical matter, Trump won´t get the benefit of privilege if this ever goes to a grand jury", said Wright. The White House c...

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