• Sudan president will not attend Saudi summit with Trump
Sudan president will not attend Saudi summit with Trump

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will not attend a gathering in Saudi Arabia on Saturday where U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to make his first worldwide trip, state news agency SUNA said on Friday. Sudan announced earlier Friday that Bashir would not attend the American-Arab Islamic Summit in the Saudi capital where President Trump is e...

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  • FBI Director Comey to testify before Senate intel committee
FBI Director Comey to testify before Senate intel committee

Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify in open session at the Senate Intel Committee Sen. A date has not been set. "I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media", said Sen.

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  • Pence Cites Trump's 'Leadership' In Commencement Address
Pence Cites Trump's 'Leadership' In Commencement Address

Protest organizer Bryan Ricketts tells the South Bend Tribune he expects 50 to 100 fellow graduating students to silently leave just as the vice president starts speaking to almost 2,100 graduating students and their families. At graduation past year, Notre Dame was criticized for bestowing its prestigious Laetare Medal on Vice President Joe Bide...

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  • United States signs treaty to protect Arctic, giving some hope for Paris agreement
United States signs treaty to protect Arctic, giving some hope for Paris agreement

After the rally, the protesters marched behind a sign reading, "Welcome to the frontline of climate change", to the building where the Arctic Council welcoming celebration was being held. Protesters gathered in a city park nearby to denounce the presence of Tillerson, who was president of Exxon Mobil Corp. " In order to promote health and well-...

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  • Saudi Arabia, US companies reach $55 billion in deals
Saudi Arabia, US companies reach $55 billion in deals

This is the president's first global trip, but Ivanka Trump made a brief trip to Germany in April to appear on a panel at a conference dedicated to helping women in business. "This package demonstrates, in the clearest terms possible, the United States' commitment to our partnership with Saudi Arabia and our Gulf partners, while also expanding oppo...

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  • Melania Trump arrives in Middle East, shuns headscarf
Melania Trump arrives in Middle East, shuns headscarf

On arrival in Riyadh, Trump was met at the airport by the Saudi king and later awarded the kingdom's highest civilian honor the gold King Abdulaziz al-Saud Medal. The king did not greet Obama at the airport during his final visit to the nation past year. Trump's luxury hotel was bathed in red, white and blue lights and, at times, an image of the pr...

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  • Green calls for impeachment on floor of Congress
Green calls for impeachment on floor of Congress

During a conference call with ME reporters, Sen. "On the surface, the concern centres around how the matters might implicate President Donald Trump though impeachment as a conclusion may still be far-fetched at the moment", she said this morning.

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  • Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Lasorda hospitalized
Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Lasorda hospitalized

Lasorda is in intensive care at Centinela Hospital in Los Angeles. He also participated in the dedication of Jackie Robinson's statue at the stadium April 15. Lasorda replaced legendary Dodgers manager Walter Alston in 1976 and remained in the position through 1996. Lasorda is in his 68th season as part of the Dodgers organization.

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  • Boy found dead in car that was stolen, 3 arrests
Boy found dead in car that was stolen, 3 arrests

The boy, Kingston Frazier , was left alone in a parked Toyota Camry early on Thursday morning (local time ), authorities said. Tyree Jones said was abandoned in a muddy ditch about 15 miles (20 kilometers) north of Jackson , Miss. After nine hours, police found his mother's stolen vehicle abandoned on a dead-end road. Hinds County investigator...

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  • Congressman Al Green calls for Trump impeachment
Congressman Al Green calls for Trump impeachment

Should Republicans in the House face a wave of opposition in the 2018 midterms, leading Democrats to regain control of the House, the voices now calling for impeachment may have more sway. The poll found that 49% of Americans wish Clinton was president instead of Trump, compared to 41% who do not. And that would be the easy part. And they must ...

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  • From U.S. House Floor, Texas Democrat Calls For Trump's Impeachment
From U.S. House Floor, Texas Democrat Calls For Trump's Impeachment

In an interview with Forum News Service, Cramer said "the Washington Post and the New York Times are not reliable sources to me", pointing to the newspapers' use of anonymous sources. "I rise today, Mister Speaker, to call for the impeachment of the president of the United States of America for obstruction of justice". A third resigned ...

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  • Mississippi jobless rate falls to lowest level since 1976
Mississippi jobless rate falls to lowest level since 1976

The private industry segments with the most growth during April were mining and construction, up 3,980; leisure and hospitality, up 2,838; and professional and business services, up 1,579. Check it out! ESD has new labor market information and tools , including a video tutorial , to highlight popular information and data. In April 2016, the count...

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  • North Korea says linking cyber attack to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'
North Korea says linking cyber attack to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

But he has said the North must change its attitude of insisting on pressing ahead with its arms development before dialogue is possible. Communications were severed by the North previous year, Lee said, in the wake of new sanctions following North Korea's fifth nuclear test and Pyongyang's decision to shut down a joint industrial zone operated in...

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  • Disturbance on LA-to-Hawaii flight brings FBI, fighter jets
Disturbance on LA-to-Hawaii flight brings FBI, fighter jets

A passenger aboard the flight posted an Instagram video that showed someone being escorted down the plane's aisle in handcuffs, being directed by a person wearing an Federal Bureau of Investigation windbreaker, along with other people wearing sidearms, the Honolulu Advertiser reported .

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  • Comey Agrees To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee
Comey Agrees To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee

Earlier Friday, the New York Times reported that Trump told visiting Russian officials in a May 10 White House meeting that he had fired Comey because "he was insane, a real nut job". The recently sacked intelligence official has agreed to the hearing amid growing concern over President Trump's ties to Russian Federation and his involvement in ...

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  • White House was warned that sacked Michael Flynn was a blackmail risk
White House was warned that sacked Michael Flynn was a blackmail risk

At Tuesday's press briefing, Spicer was asked why President Donald Trump waited 18 days to fire Flynn after Yates told the White House that Flynn had been "compromised" and was at risk of being blackmailed by Russian Federation. Yates filled in new details of the events of January 26, describing contacting McGahn in the morning and telling him ...

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  • Senator calls for ejection of Turkish ambassador
Senator calls for ejection of Turkish ambassador

The Turkish embassy responded on Wednesday with a statement saying that Erdogan's bodyguards acted in "self-defense" against the protesters, who were accused of being terrorism sympathizers. "We are already telling you in advance: Our rules of engagement give us this authority", Erdogan said. "We would just take the step". In his first public ...

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  • Comey 'a real nut job,' Trump told Russians; Rosenstein stands by memo
Comey 'a real nut job,' Trump told Russians; Rosenstein stands by memo

On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Comey's predecessor, Robert Mueller, to serve as special counsel overseeing the Russian Federation probe. "My memorandum is not a finding of official misconduct", Rosenstein wrote. The announcement, the latest in the shock-a-day Washington saga, was made by deputy Attorney General Rod...

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  • Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians
Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians

US President Donald Trump fired Flynn in February on grounds that he had misled US Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials about his conversations with Russia's ambassador to the US, Sergei Kislyak . Wyden also said he was looking into ways to obtain documents related to dealings with Russian Federation by Flynn. His lawyer s...

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  • Chief: Boy called police to say father had drugs in luggage
Chief: Boy called police to say father had drugs in luggage

The drugs were packaged inside five sandwich bags hidden inside the luggage, said Fitzpatrick. "I commend this young man for being courageous enough to come forward and report that these unsafe substances were in his home", a police official told the news station.

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  • Minnesota Budget Talks Hit A Snag
Minnesota Budget Talks Hit A Snag

They have until midnight Monday. If signed by Gov. Mark Dayton as expected, it will allow Minnesota to follow the other 49 US states in moving to upgrade their licensing systems. Without a settled budget, state government would not be able to deliver some services after June 30. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, said during a Friday ...

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  • City makes it official: Four Confederate monuments removed from New Orleans
City makes it official: Four Confederate monuments removed from New Orleans

General Lee's statue is the first to be removed during daylight. "These monuments celebrate a fictional account of the Confederacy". This sparked Confederacy supporters to gather to protest the statue's takedown until Mayor Mitch Landrieu confirmed it would happen during the workday Friday.

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  • Richard Spencer Leads Group Protesting Sale Of Confederate Statue
Richard Spencer Leads Group Protesting Sale Of Confederate Statue

The torch-carrying crowd also included Nathan Damigo, who leads a white nationalist group and can be seen in a video that went viral last month punching a woman at a rally in Berkeley, California. A former Virginia chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign past year who has adopted a tough-talking, Trump-esque style to his gubernatorial run, S...

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  • Axed FBI Director James Comey agrees to testify in Senate
Axed FBI Director James Comey agrees to testify in Senate

The New York Times has reported that Trump asked Comey for his "loyalty" during a private dinner and requested he drop the investigation into Michael T. Rosenstein said that though he was personally fond of Comey, "I thought it was appropriate to seek a new leader". Ryan said of the special counsel appointment of Robert Mueller was consistent with...

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  • WH Official: NYT, WaPo Reports Are 'Coordinated Attack' on Trump
WH Official: NYT, WaPo Reports Are 'Coordinated Attack' on Trump

Committee chairman Senator Richard Burr said he wants to hear from Mr Comey on his role in the development of the U.S. intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation interfered in last year's presidential elections. In his Congressional testimony, Rosenstein said that he strongly disagreed with a number of Comey's decisions regarding...

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  • Gen. Lee the last Confederate statue removed in New Orleans
Gen. Lee the last Confederate statue removed in New Orleans

Crews finally lifted the statue off its pedestal just after 3 a.m., nearly seven hours after they first arrived, to loud cheers and a handful of jeers. "We as a nation are far enough from this that we ought to acknowledge that the Confederacy was on the wrong side of history". Landrieu said the change was made to ensure the safety of the workers be...

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  • Trump decries special prosecutor probing Russia 'links'
Trump decries special prosecutor probing Russia 'links'

Then it took more than a month for the panel to announce its first public hearing after Conaway took over the investigation: an open hearing with former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan on May 23 to discuss matters "related to Russian active measures during the 2016 election campaign".

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  • Trump Gloated To Russian Officials About Relief Of Firing 'Nut Job' Comey
Trump Gloated To Russian Officials About Relief Of Firing 'Nut Job' Comey

Friday's report quotes Trump calling ousted FBI Director James Comey "crazy" and "a real nut job". A senior USA senator said on Friday that he expects Congress' investigation of Russian Federation and the 2016 US election to go ahead, even after the appointment of a special counsel, and said Congress has a broader mandate that extends to fina...

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  • Trump hopeful as interviews continue for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director
Trump hopeful as interviews continue for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

John Corny of Texas, former congressman Mike Rogers of MI and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Calling Trump's remarks about possible taped conversations "outrageous", Sen. When asked whether he could announce a nominee by Friday, when he is scheduled to leave for the Middle East and Europe on his first trip overseas as president, Trump respond...

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  • Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director
Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director

And asked if Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-independent senator from CT was a top candidate, Trump said yes. As for partisanship, Lieberman was originally elected to the Senate as a Democrat and was the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2000.

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  • James Comey reportedly rebuffed Trump's attempts to get chummy
James Comey reportedly rebuffed Trump's attempts to get chummy

The president claimed he was the target of the "greatest witch hunt" in USA political history and complained that the campaign against him was dividing the country . At the centre of the political firestorm are Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his one-time campaign manager Paul Manafort, and their multiple undisclosed con...

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  • New Orleans set to remove Robert E. Lee statue
New Orleans set to remove Robert E. Lee statue

Beauregard is prepared for removal from the entrance to City Park in New Orleans . Streets near the city's Lee Circle - where the monument stands - were blocked off by early Friday in preparation for the dismantling that's scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

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  • Trump told Russians pressure off after firing 'nutjob' Comey
Trump told Russians pressure off after firing 'nutjob' Comey

The conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak took place on May 10, one day after Trump fired Comey. An FBI spokesman declined to comment. White House press secretary Sean Spicer did not dispute the account of the conversation to The Times and, in a statement to NPR, ar...

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  • 2 named as 'persons of interest' in MS boy's death
2 named as 'persons of interest' in MS boy's death

Authorities have identified McBride as the shooter. Details surrounding the slaying of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier are starting to crystalize after false statements from the Hinds County sheriff sparked rampant rumors and accusations of involvement by the child's family.

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  • What to watch for during Trump's first foreign trip as president
What to watch for during Trump's first foreign trip as president

Find out which foreign leaders President Trump has met or called since taking office, as well as the countries he has mentioned in his tweets. "They also grilled him on the timeline of his controversial memo that Trump used as a rationale for sacking Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last week, with two senators saying Rosenste...

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