• Trump's budget hits his own voters hardest
Trump's budget hits his own voters hardest

Cuts to social security and non-defence-orientated government agencies will allow the Trump administration to reallocate federal funds and ramp up spending on defence, border security and infrastructure. House Speaker Paul Ryan says President Donald Trump's budget proposal for the coming fiscal year prioritizes "American taxpayers over Washing...

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  • 10 people seated on jury in Bill Cosby's sex assault trial
10 people seated on jury in Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

It is for this trial that dozens of potential jurors poured into Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, on Monday. "In a normal case, juries are all banging the door to get out, bringing up every hardship in the world", Varinsky said. He posted bail of US$1 million (RM4.3 million) in the case in December 2015. Each side can strike an additional seven pe...

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  • USA teens charged with young boy's murder after stealing vehicle
USA teens charged with young boy's murder after stealing vehicle

That deputy drew up a case number for auto theft. They could have left that child in that backseat, asleep. However, Jackson Police Department Commander Tyree Jones said Friday that JPD received a call at 1:28 a.m. Kingston's mother was too overcome with grief to talk to us. "I have not heard many in the family just to say that we want to get...

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  • $400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill
$400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill

The legislative analysis states the single-payer proposal would likely reduce spending by employers and employees statewide, which now ranges from $100 billion to $150 billion a year. Senate Bill 562 , known as Healthy California proposal, would provide coverage for 39 million Californians, supplanting existing employer health insurance as well as ...

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  • Trump arrives for talks with Palestinian leader in Bethlehem
Trump arrives for talks with Palestinian leader in Bethlehem

Later tonight, Trump will return to Tel Aviv to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and give a speech at the Israel Museum before wrapping up his two-day stop and flying on to Europe. but with determination, compromise and the belief that peace is possible", he said. "It is my view that the conditions for the sort of peace we all desire do ...

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  • Trump expected to retain private attorney for Russia inquiry
Trump expected to retain private attorney for Russia inquiry

Kasowitz has represented Trump on a "wide range of litigation matters for over 15 years", according to the biography posted on the website for his firm, Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP. The outside counsel would be separate from the White House Counsel's Office, led by Donald McGahn. In past administrations, presidents such as Bill Clinton have named ou...

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  • Black student's stabbing investigated as possible hate crime
Black student's stabbing investigated as possible hate crime

Collins was amusing, brilliant and not just smart, but brilliant", said 2nd Lt. Talitha Royster. After sharing memories, a candlelight vigil was held outside where participants released balloons. The judge said his request for bond could be revisited at a later date. Brennan told the judge that Urbanski, who appeared in court via a television f...

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  • Top Republicans already giving Trump's budget a cold shoulder
Top Republicans already giving Trump's budget a cold shoulder

That includes cuts to pensions for federal workers and higher contributions toward those pension benefits, as well as cuts to refundable tax credits paid to the working poor. The Washington Post reports that Trump's budget slashes Medicaid by $800 billion over 10 years, meaning he's on board with the House vision to reverse former President Obam...

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  • 5 jurors picked for Cosby trial, 2 know a sex assault victim
5 jurors picked for Cosby trial, 2 know a sex assault victim

A crucial phase of entertainer Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to p. Bill Cosby arrives for jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Pittsburgh.

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  • TPP Trade Deal Members Seek to Move Ahead Without US
TPP Trade Deal Members Seek to Move Ahead Without US

But Canadian officials stress that even the countries most enthusiastic about the previous agreement understand that it must be significantly altered before it can move forward. "Each country will have to have a different approach", he said. "It is a pity that a country won't participate in the TPP process because it will affect the balanced outc...

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  • Chinese fighters intercept US Air Force plane over East China Sea
Chinese fighters intercept US Air Force plane over East China Sea

It said military officials insist the USA plane was operating in accordance with worldwide law. "So we hope the USA side can respect China's reasonable national security concerns". "While we are still investigating the incident, initial reports from the USA aircrew characterized the intercept as unprofessional". Air Force spokesman Lt Col Lori ...

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  • Iran accuses US of 'Iranophobia', arming 'dangerous terrorists'
Iran accuses US of 'Iranophobia', arming 'dangerous terrorists'

Tillerson held the press conference with the Saudi foreign minister, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, but it appeared that only foreign reporters were present. Trump addressed dozens of leaders of Muslim states in Riyadh on May 21, urging leaders to fight against Islamic extremism and calling for the isolation of Iran , which he accused of fueling "t...

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  • White House lawyers researching impeachment
White House lawyers researching impeachment

And reports that a senior adviser was a "person of interest" in a probe of possible collusion with Russian Federation during last year's election campaign emerged just as Trump jetted off to Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip as president.

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  • Tornadoes strike from Texas to Wisconsin
Tornadoes strike from Texas to Wisconsin

No other injuries were reported. In Iowa, the storms damaged homes and other buildings and knocked down trees, limbs and power poles, leaving thousands of people without power. At least two people were killed and more than two dozen others were injured as stormy weather stretched from Texas to Wisconsin Tuesday. A tornado killed a man in Wisco...

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  • Food stamps, Medicaid on chopping block in Trump's budget
Food stamps, Medicaid on chopping block in Trump's budget

The earlier blueprint proposed a $54 billion, 10 percent increase for the military above an existing cap on Pentagon spending, financed by an equal cut to nondefense programs, which meant slashing medical research and foreign aid. There is some new spending. The plan proposes a $43 billion increase in defense spending next year, but in subseq...

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  • Trump budget slashes safety-net programs
Trump budget slashes safety-net programs

On taxes, Trump promises an overhaul that would cut tax rates but rely on erasing tax breaks and economic growth to avoid adding to the deficit. It would create three tax brackets - 10 per cent, 25 per cent and 35 per cent - instead of the current seven, but specific details were left to further negotiations with Congress.

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  • Rouhani says hopeful Europe won't follow Trump's lead on Iran
Rouhani says hopeful Europe won't follow Trump's lead on Iran

The poor things have never seen a ballot box. Our missiles are for peace and for defence. "The U.S. leaders should know that whenever we need a missile test because of a technical aspect, we will test". While much will be expected of the President, it will not be easy to fulfil all expectations not least because of the constraints of Iran's complex...

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  • Deputy attorney general stands behind anti-Comey memo
Deputy attorney general stands behind anti-Comey memo

When Trump spotted Comey anyway, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director extended his hand so that they would only have a handshake, but the president pulled him in for a hug anyway. "We have a very divided country because of that and many other things", Trump said. That was the White House's position initially after the deputy attorney ge...

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  • Texas takes step toward enacting its own 'bathroom' law
Texas takes step toward enacting its own 'bathroom' law

And lawmakers weren't done. Gov. Greg Abbott, who was largely silent on the issue throughout the legislative session, recently endorsed the bathroom legislation as a priority, but his office has insisted that he believes the legislation could be passed during the regular legislative session.

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  • Trump heads to Israel in possible first arrival from Saudi
Trump heads to Israel in possible first arrival from Saudi

Trump's Air Force One flight from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Tel Aviv, Israel on Monday was reportedly a first for a U.S. president, largely because flights between Saudi Arabia and Israel don't happen. "We have very much in common". "The United States and Israel can declare with one voice that Iran must never be allowed to develop nuclear weapons...

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  • Iran accuses United States of spreading iranophobia
Iran accuses United States of spreading iranophobia

The real reason that Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia was money, as the Saudis want to complete a deal and might invest in the U.S. economy. Standing next to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Trump said: "The United States and Israel can declare with one voice that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon, and must cease its dea...

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  • Former Gators DB Matt Elam charged with grand theft and battery
Former Gators DB Matt Elam charged with grand theft and battery

A police report said police were called to the home of Elam's girlfriend around 4:00 AM. The Baltimore Ravens announced after that arrest that Elam was no longer in the team's plans. He claimed that the phone was his because he had bought it for her. Elam told police that after he grabbed her phone, his girlfriend went into his vehicle and took his...

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  • Family apologizes for using Jared Kushner in China invest pitch
Family apologizes for using Jared Kushner in China invest pitch

The EB-5 program allows rich foreign nationals to invest as little as $500,000 in a US development project likely to create 10 or more new jobs in order to obtain a green card. Their investments just have to create at least 10 full-time jobs for USA workers. He said in a statement Monday that he will recuse himself from EB-5 matters.

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  • McMaster: Trump's FBI Comments to Russians Were Aimed at Cooperation
McMaster: Trump's FBI Comments to Russians Were Aimed at Cooperation

Reports that Trump boasted to Russian officials of firing former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey to relieve "great pressure" from a law-enforcement probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election engulfed his administration in turmoil just as Trump left for his first foreign trip as president on Friday.

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  • Trump administration asks for time to weigh Obamacare subsidies
Trump administration asks for time to weigh Obamacare subsidies

The Affordable Care Act requires health insurance companies to reduce out-of-pocket costs like deductibles and copayments for consumers with incomes up to 250 percent of the federal poverty level - which amounts to $30,015 for a single person ― and the federal government is supposed to pay back insurers for the expense.

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  • UN Security Council for imposing sanctions on North Korea's missile test
UN Security Council for imposing sanctions on North Korea's missile test

The test gives a boost to leader Kim Jong Un as he seeks to show his people that he's standing up to America and South Korea. North Korea claimed the missile is capable of being armed with a nuclear warhead. During a 2016 test, the Musudan reached a height of 1,410 kilometers (880 miles). North Korea boasted early Monday that the latest launc...

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  • Anthony Weiner Says His Sexual Deviancy Is A 'Sickness'
Anthony Weiner Says His Sexual Deviancy Is A 'Sickness'

Weiner's sentencing is scheduled for September 8. Besides sending her inappropriate photos of himself, his victim said Weiner asked her to undress on camera. He said he continues to follow the treatment daily. The investigation led FBI agents to seize his laptop computer, which led to the discovery of a new cache of emails that Democratic ...

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  • Flash Flood Watch in effect through Saturday in Pettis County
Flash Flood Watch in effect through Saturday in Pettis County

Do not drive through flooded roads. Timing of these is uncertain, but it looks like one will move in tonight, another one later Tuesday , and then a chance of more on Wednesday. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Poinsett a...

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  • Coast Guard helps 5 on boat off North Carolina coast
Coast Guard helps 5 on boat off North Carolina coast

Coast Guard Station Golden Gate contacted San Francisco Fire Department for assistance to provide jet skis for closer access to the beach if needed, while Station Golden Gate dispatched a 47-Motor Lifeboat crew. "You need to be aware that this is a big body of water out here, and we want people to be safe". "The Coast Guard encourages all mariner...

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  • Black Congressman Calling For Trump's Impeachment Receives Lynching Threats [Voice Messages]
Black Congressman Calling For Trump's Impeachment Receives Lynching Threats [Voice Messages]

Green insisted that he did not consider politics while deciding to call for Trump's impeachment. He believes Trump should be impeached because of "the obstruction of a lawful investigation of the President's campaign ties to Russian influence in his 2016 Presidential Election", according to Green's website.

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  • UM, MSU women out at NCAA golf
UM, MSU women out at NCAA golf

Northwestern took first place while Stanford , Arizona State, Ohio State, USC , Florida, Baylor and Kent State all advanced. The other teams above the current cut line are No. Stanford (311-298-296/905) was second at 41-over par. "She is clutch, she's a great player", Goble said. Alexandra White is tied for 19th after a hard first round ...

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  • 3 white men, 2 white woman seated for Cosby jury
3 white men, 2 white woman seated for Cosby jury

Bill Cosby, center, arrives for jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Pittsburgh, Pa. A big part of the defense argument centered on the publicity generated when Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele, who is prosecuting Cosby, promised to reopen the investigation of the com...

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  • 4 climbers die near top of Mount Everest in tragic weekend
4 climbers die near top of Mount Everest in tragic weekend

An Australian man is among three climbers to die on Mount Everest on Sunday, as high winds and storms saw many climbers abandon summit attempts. Murari Sharma, from the Everest Parivas trekking company that sponsored his climb, said: 'We have confirmation of his death but no other details are known.

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  • Average gas price in Salt Lake City declines over 2 cents
Average gas price in Salt Lake City declines over 2 cents

According to AAA's Leisure Travel Index, average airfares for the top 40 domestic flight routes will be 9 percent higher this Memorial Day compared to a year ago, with an average round-trip ticket coming in at $181. If (gas) prices do surge, it is unlikely they would exceed (a 10-cent jump) by the holiday. A sharp decline in the rest of the count...

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  • OU softball team advances to Super Regionals for 8th straight year
OU softball team advances to Super Regionals for 8th straight year

Watch the dramatic moment below. Friday's game is set to be televised on ESPN2 at 3 p.m. CT, while Saturday's tilt will be shown at 12 p.m. CT on ESPN. Hatfield's spectacular inning didn't end on offense as she closed the bottom of the inning with a diving catch in foul territory beyond the third baseline to quell a brewing two-out rally by the G...

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