• Theresa May upgrades UK terror threat to highest possible level
Theresa May upgrades UK terror threat to highest possible level

Police appeared to be widening their security operation, with the arrest of a 23-year-old from south Manchester. The British government earlier said the man who carried out the attack - who has been named as British-born Salman Abedi , 22 - was "likely" to have had help.

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  • Philippines: Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao amid clashes
Philippines: Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao amid clashes

He told Mr Trump that "as long as those rockets and warheads are in the hands of Kim Jong Un , we will never be safe as there's not telling what will happen next". Eliot Engel, top-ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. A State Department official told reporters after last month's call that the USA has discussed concerns about th...

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  • Kyrie Irving leads Cleveland to the verge of the NBA Finals
Kyrie Irving leads Cleveland to the verge of the NBA Finals

Kyrie Irving takes a jumper during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Celtics on May 23. The All-Star point guard scored 21 points in the third quarter and put up 33 points in a 19-minute stretch, mostly with James on the bench.

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  • Hair cuts: Trump budget is a start
Hair cuts: Trump budget is a start

Presidential budgets often are deemed dead on arrival in Congress even before they arrive, and Trump's first budget was no exception. Experts are also skeptical of a core assumption being factored into "Trumpenomics", as described by Mulvaney on Monday: a forecast of three percent sustained economic growth.

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  • Education Secretary DeVos booed during commencement speech An error occurred
Education Secretary DeVos booed during commencement speech An error occurred

As U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos began to address the crowd at the school's commencement address, students stood up, heckled DeVos and turned their backs . But the university said students are free to protest as long as it doesn't disrupt the graduation ceremony. However, graduates and attendees of the school let it be known that DeVos...

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  • Lieberman no longer in the running for Federal Bureau of Investigation director
Lieberman no longer in the running for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

The individual would replace James Comey , whom the president fired over two weeks ago. One potential complication - the Washington Post reported Tuesday that Mr. The Connecticut senator served as a Democrat for almost two decades before becoming an independent. If there is anything that would make a person "cynical" about Washington D.C....

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  • Trump's health care budget means deep cuts for safety net
Trump's health care budget means deep cuts for safety net

What Mulvaney never addressed is the effect all of this would have on state budgets, 31 of which are run by Republican governors, and almost all of which would have their budgets obliterated by the cost-shifting that the Trump budget achieves.

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  • House speaker rejects Trump's branding of Comey as 'nut job'
House speaker rejects Trump's branding of Comey as 'nut job'

The New York Times reported last week that President Trump told Russian diplomats that firing "nut job" Comey had relieved "great pressure" on him. White House press secretary Sean Spicer did not refute the Times story but said it was Comey's "grandstanding and politicizing" of the Russian Federation investigation that put pressure on the admin...

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  • US president meets Pope Francis at Vatican
US president meets Pope Francis at Vatican

Twenty-four hours before he takes the oath of office as the 45th U.S. president, Trump arrived in Washington on Thursday, determined to transform American politics over the next four years. "I signed it personally for you", the Pope offered. I won't forget what you said. The two men's often opposite world views collided head-on early previous y...

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  • Minnesota lawmakers enter final day to wrap up budget
Minnesota lawmakers enter final day to wrap up budget

They called the idea "opportunity scholarships", but DFL Gov. Mark Dayton derided them as "vouchers" that would siphon needed money from public schools. The tax bill was a major priority for Republicans, who control both houses of the Legislature. Also unclear Tuesday evening: Whether there will be money in the measure to pay for enhanced governm...

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  • Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget
Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget

Trump's balanced-budget goal depends not only on the growth projections that most economists view as overly optimistic but also a variety of accounting gimmicks, including an nearly $600 billion peace dividend from winding down overseas military operations and "double counting" $2.1 trillion in revenues from economic growth - using them to both...

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  • Trump pushes for peace in ME
Trump pushes for peace in ME

Trump provided few specifics about how a deal might be achieved in a peace process that has been stalled for years. Karl Rove , Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Hamas denounced Trump's message at the summit in Saudi Arabia - which focused heavily on what he called "the crisis of Islamist extremism" - for att...

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  • Chocolate Might Lower Risk Of Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds
Chocolate Might Lower Risk Of Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds

However, the team noted that the study was "observational" and can not prove that chocolate prevents AF. The authors wrote that their study may have turned out differently than the previous ones because chocolate in Denmark contains more cocoa - the suspected beneficial ingredient - than it does in the U.S.

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  • Boston museum hikes reward to $10M for artwork taken in '90 heist
Boston museum hikes reward to $10M for artwork taken in '90 heist

Agents traveled to West Virginia and met with Desper, who denied knowing about the paintings. Amore said anyone with information should contact the museum directly. Todd Andrew Desper, 47, allegedly posted Craigslist ads for Rembrandt's "Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee" and Vermeer's "The Concert" on Craigslist in foreign cities, includ...

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  • Lots of clouds ahead of holiday weekend
Lots of clouds ahead of holiday weekend

Another stretch of stormy weather will follow for Friday through Saturday . Thursday those small rain chances we were talking about make their way back into the picture. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58 degrees. The rain chances will slowly go back down each day from Tuesday . Wednesday night , any of those pesky showers fizzle ou...

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  • UK School Confirms Student, 15, Killed in Manchester Blast
UK School Confirms Student, 15, Killed in Manchester Blast

The attack at Manchester Arena, at the end of a concert by USA pop star Ariana Grande , was carried out by Salman Abedi , police said, a 22-year-old British-born man whose parents had fled the Gaddafi regime in Libya. The Home Secretary revealed that the Manchester bomber "was known" to authorities, following his attack which killed 22 people and...

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  • Draws Set for NCAA Championship
Draws Set for NCAA Championship

Dougaz's participation the in the tournament marks the third consecutive season that Florida State will be represented, following Benjamin Lock and Marco Nunez's consecutive appearances each of the previous two seasons. "Overall I am just so proud of my senior class", Paul said. Before Schneider began his tenure with the Tar Heels, the team f...

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  • Hannity says liberal fascists after sponsors; 1 is leaving
Hannity says liberal fascists after sponsors; 1 is leaving

For days, Hannity , and Fox News had aggressively pitched the theory DNC staffer Seth Rich's murder was ordered by political operatives, aka Clintons, in retaliation for leaking DNC emails to WikiLeaks . Advertiser boycotts can be a very effective tactic - some have pointed to the advertiser boycott against Bill O'Reilly after sexual harassment...

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  • Texas Senate OKs Gay Adoption Bill
Texas Senate OKs Gay Adoption Bill

It would then land on the desk of Republican Governor Greb Abbott, who is expected to sign the measure. And lawmakers weren't done. The House voted 91-50 to amend Senate Bill 2078 , which focuses on schools' emergency plans, to include a clause requiring transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their "biological sex", the Texa...

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  • Cosby arrives for Day 3 of jury selection
Cosby arrives for Day 3 of jury selection

The jury, as it stands now, consists of seven men and four women. Seven are men, the rest women. Leaving the Pittsburgh courthouse Wednesday evening, Cosby thanked local residents and fans. Currently, 11 people have been chosen for the jury so far. That ratio almost matches a 2015 census report that found 13 percent of Allegheny County resident...

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  • Mulvaney defends plans to cut social programs
Mulvaney defends plans to cut social programs

The biggest savings would come from cuts to the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor , which are embedded in a Republican healthcare bill passed by the House of Representatives. Federal aid to states would shrink by 3 percent , though the cuts would fall most heavily on states that backed Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the 20...

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  • Hostages taken at church in southern Philippines
Hostages taken at church in southern Philippines

Duterte, a firebrand native of Mindanao , has often threatened to impose martial law to crush extremists and stop radical Islamist ideology spreading since taking office in June previous year, prompting concerns by human rights groups that he plans to create a dictatorship in the island nation of 100 million people.

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  • Monica Vaughn takes home NCAA individual title — ASU Women's Golf
Monica Vaughn takes home NCAA individual title — ASU Women's Golf

USC and Northwestern had to finish up their semifinal Wednesday morning, as well. Swiss freshman Albane Valenzuela was 1 up on Vaughn and in the fairway on the par-5 18th hole when Arizona State chose not to keep playing because of darkness.

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  • Joker look-a-like arrested for waving gun at cars in Miami
Joker look-a-like arrested for waving gun at cars in Miami

The officer questioned Sullivan while conducting a pat-down. Officers identified him as 29-year-old Lawrence Patrick Sullivan . Sullivan's arrest affidavit listed his job as a "tattoo model", the Herald added. This productive member of society also had the words "F- Batman " tattooed on the left side of his forehead. The comic book Joker...

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  • Pregnant Maryland teen not allowed at graduation ceremony
Pregnant Maryland teen not allowed at graduation ceremony

Maddi felt wrongly represented, despite her honesty, and abandoned by the principles the school faculty had professed. "I decided I wanted to confess what I did and ask for forgiveness from my school, but the other kids who had broken other rules - even when they were caught - they still lied about what they had done".

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  • Region under tornado watch
Region under tornado watch

Most of the Charlotte area is still under a Flash Flood Watch through Wednesday night after constant rain fell to start the week. This activity coincides with strengthening wind fields which will support a risk for tornadoes and potential damaging surface gusts.

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  • Gianforte campaigns in Billings to win crucial county
Gianforte campaigns in Billings to win crucial county

It's a recurring nightmare of a pattern for Republicans around the country, as traditional GOP strongholds prove more hard and expensive for the party to hold than it ever anticipated when President Donald Trump plucked House members like Ryan Zinke , the former Montana Republican now running the Interior Department, for his Cabinet.

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  • NWS: Risk of severe weather for tonight
NWS: Risk of severe weather for tonight

In general, the heaviest rain looks spotty as we head through the rest of Monday and Monday night. About a 5% chance of seeing a tornado within a 25 mile radius. Expect plenty of sunshine and temperatures back in the 80s on Friday, then upper 80s and low 90s Saturday and Sunday. While they may not appreciate any severe weather, the part of the coun...

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  • Murder suspect's claim girlfriend choked during oral sex disputed
Murder suspect's claim girlfriend choked during oral sex disputed

He argued instead that a heart attack or stroke, unnoticed by Patterson, might be to blame. But the defense's oral sex choking defense was proven either after experts say Marquinez' airway would have had to have been obstructed for 30 straight seconds.

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  • Trump considering numerous candidates for Federal Bureau of Investigation director
Trump considering numerous candidates for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump is considering 11 people to replace Comey, a White House official said . Trump calls Comey over to where he is standing in the Blue Room to offer a handshake and a partial hug, then comments that Comey has "become more famous than me".

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  • Icy reception to Trump budget from fellow Republicans
Icy reception to Trump budget from fellow Republicans

Representative Mark Meadows, the chairman of the arch-conservative Freedom Caucus, praised the budget as "conservative" and said the White House presented a plan that "fundamentally could be implemented". For example, states would be entitled to toughen Medicaid rules on able-bodied Americans who do not have children. Democrats had an opp...

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  • Black caucus: White rep should resign over lynch comment
Black caucus: White rep should resign over lynch comment

More people were lynched in MS than in any other state - 581, according to publicly available archives. "The destruction of these monuments , erected in the loving memory of our family and fellow Southern Americans , is both heinous and horrific", Mr.

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  • United States veteran charged over deadly Times Square crash
United States veteran charged over deadly Times Square crash

Rojas, a USA citizen, has had prior run-ins with police, including drunken driving incidents. Rojas tested negative for alcohol, but authorities told the AP detailed drug tests were ongoing. The driver of the auto has been identified as Bronx native Richard Rojas, 26 , a U.S. Navy veteran. Rojas, who enlisted in the Navy in 2011, was an elec...

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  • Sooners Land Three-Seed for Big 12 Championship
Sooners Land Three-Seed for Big 12 Championship

In the double-elimination tournament, the losers of the two games on Wednesday will face off on Thursday at 10 a.m. ET. Depending on the outcome of the OU-Texas Red River Showdown, the Sooners would play either the victor or loser of the game between No.

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  • Jason Chaffetz Leaving Congress June 30th
Jason Chaffetz Leaving Congress June 30th

Trump and Mr. Comey. Utah representative Jason Chaffetz , whose committee chairmanship has tasked him with oversight of the tumultuous Trump administration, announced his intention Thursday to resign from Congress at the end of June. He said last month that he would not seek re-election in 2018 and that he was considering leaving office early....

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