• Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown
Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

Ryan told reporters that leaders were making progress but added, "We're going to go when we have the votes". Congress took the easy way out to keep the government open on the eve of Donald Trump's 100th day in office, passing a weeklong stopgap spending bill Friday that amounted to more of a defeat for the president than a victory.

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  • A collision of free speech at a commencement
A collision of free speech at a commencement

About half the 380 students graduating in the ceremony stood and turned their backs to DeVos, and others heckled her loudly as she spoke, CNN reported . "We have always been in the business of making friends, and if you don't have friends, it's very hard to raise money", said Jackson prior to the commencement ceremony.

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  • Trump calls for 'good shutdown' to fix mess in Senate
Trump calls for 'good shutdown' to fix mess in Senate

Trump has been increasingly focused on the filibuster hurdle in a spate of interviews timed to coincide with his 100th day in office, which fell on Saturday. "Sooner or later, we'll have to start doing something different", Mulvaney said, adding: "If we get to September and it is still business as usual, business as usual, business as usual and n...

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  • Illegal Immigrant Deported 15 Times Severely Injures Child in Hit and Run
Illegal Immigrant Deported 15 Times Severely Injures Child in Hit and Run

The San Diego Union Tribune newspaper reported that Banda-Acosta was accused of speeding through a stop-sign and striking a Honda accord carrying a family returning home from a trip to Disneyland. Undocumented and deported fifteen times in the last fifteen years. Banda-Acosta and another individual arrested in connection with the crash were...

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  • Suspect in killing of Arkansas deputy and 2 others captured
Suspect in killing of Arkansas deputy and 2 others captured

State police spokesman Bill Sadler said during a news conference that Bowden surrendered Thursday afternoon after a standoff with police. Mainhart was on his way to a domestic disturbance call on Gum Springs Road, not far from the traffic stop.

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  • Trump Says He Planned To Fire 'Grandstander' Comey 'Regardless Of Recommendation'
Trump Says He Planned To Fire 'Grandstander' Comey 'Regardless Of Recommendation'

In the exclusive interview Thursday with NBC , Trump called Comey a "showboat" and revealed he asked Comey whether he was under investigation for alleged ties to Russian Federation. "That was just another one of the many reasons that he no longer had the confidence of the president or the rest of the FBI", Sanders said. As a result, how ...

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  • A look at the House Republican health care bill
A look at the House Republican health care bill

Democrats are convinced the GOP repeal bill jeopardizes the Republican monopoly in Washington , starting with majority control of the House, and the party's advantages in statehouses from Nevada to New Hampshire. Obama made the remark Sunday night in Boston while accepting the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. "I hope they realize that t...

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  • Help Honor Fallen Officers Monday at the Law Enforcement Memorial
Help Honor Fallen Officers Monday at the Law Enforcement Memorial

The Rev. Charlie Adams will lead the service. Kennedy created the National Peace Officers Memorial Day in 1962. Maryville police officer Donnie Carroll partnered with Moats for almost seven years on the department's traffic division. This week is set aside to recognize the service and sacrifice of USA law enforcement that have been killed in th...

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  • US Senate confirms Trump trade representative ahead of NAFTA talks
US Senate confirms Trump trade representative ahead of NAFTA talks

A final confirmation vote could occur later Thursday, May 11, 2017. Trump almost bailed on NAFTA. Lighthizer was deputy USA trade representative under President Ronald Reagan and has worked on trade issues as a lawyer representing various manufacturers and high-tech companies.

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  • Race not factor in San Diego pool party shooting
Race not factor in San Diego pool party shooting

Selis, who worked at a auto dealership and lived in the complex, allegedly entered the pool area, sat in a lounge chair, and then called his ex-girlfriend to tell her he'd just shot two people , police said. When police officers arrived on scene they were directed to the pool area where they located the suspect who then pointed and fired his weapo...

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  • Wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman dies in crash
Wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman dies in crash

Bertulis' family said at the time of the crash, he was on his way home from the cemetery, where he had gone every day to visit his late wife since she passed away a year ago. Berman was pronounced dead at the scene, while Bertulis was pronounced dead at a hospital. It goes without saying that Chris Berman changed the sports television world, Jo...

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  • Obamas to visit Chicago to discuss ideas for planned library, museum
Obamas to visit Chicago to discuss ideas for planned library, museum

The former president made the announcement while revealing the couple's plans for an Obama museum and library in their hometown yesterday. Obama did not engage in politics during the event, clearly putting the focus on the Presidential Center and not once mentioning President Donald Trump.

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  • Coons on budget deal: 'We got what we wanted'
Coons on budget deal: 'We got what we wanted'

Lawmakers announced Sunday they had reached an agreement to avoid a shutdown until October 1 - a deal that does not include several provisions sought by Trump, including money for a border wall. "I just won't stand for it", Mulvaney said, referring to the Democrats. "We've got a long ways to go between now and September", he told reporters.

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  • Trump accused of derailing Federal Bureau of Investigation probe with Comey sacking
Trump accused of derailing Federal Bureau of Investigation probe with Comey sacking

A senior White House confirmed Rogers was under consideration. Prior to his dismissal, Comey was scheduled to testify Thursday at the World Wide Threats Hearing with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, but will now be replaced by Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.

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  • Some vulnerable Republicans begin to question timing of Comey's firing
Some vulnerable Republicans begin to question timing of Comey's firing

Former Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer, who was quoted in the memo, described the "firing based it seems entirely on Comey's mishandling of the Clinton investigation" as "a sham". Across the FBI's field offices, Comey was known for a plainspoken speaking style, peppering prepared remarks with avuncular advice, life lessons and humor.

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  • Archer, 3 homers help Rays beat Royals 12-1
Archer, 3 homers help Rays beat Royals 12-1

It's not even a Little League home run; it's just a single and a three-base error on Kiermaier. Morrison homered in the third inning and Weeks followed with one of his own putting Tampa Bay up 4-0. Derek Norris singled and scored on an RBI triple by Dickerson, who then scored on a sacrifice fly by Brad Miller . The two sides of the first base ...

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  • After decisive win, Macron to take over on Sunday
After decisive win, Macron to take over on Sunday

The election was not close. Final results showed he had won 66.1 per cent of the votes to 33.9 per cent for Le Pen. They have given a youthful new President a mandate to tackle France's economic burdens and inefficiencies. Meanwhile, the leadership of The Republicans, the main right-wing party, urged top party officials to resist the temptation o...

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  • Trump and Putin to meet in July, Russian state media says
Trump and Putin to meet in July, Russian state media says

The last time Lavrov visited the U.S. capital was before Russian Federation annexed Crimea from Ukraine and intervened militarily in Syria to help President Bashar Assad - actions that fueled U.S. The official also rejected security concerns about allowing Russian officials into the Oval Office, including Kislyak, who is widely considered to be a...

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  • Appoint an independent prosecutor to finish the job Comey started
Appoint an independent prosecutor to finish the job Comey started

Trump made his displeasure with Comey clear even before the director testified, tweeting the night before the hearing that Comey "was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds". Trump shrugged off the political firestorm he created with Comey's dismissal as he met with former U.S. Secret...

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  • Acting FBI Chief: Comey Firing Has No Impact on Russia Probe
Acting FBI Chief: Comey Firing Has No Impact on Russia Probe

Andrew McCabe, who assumed leadership of the investigative agency following the firing of James Comey, said the ousting of the former director would not impact the ongoing probe. Later in his testimony, McCabe denied that he had ever discussed the Russian Federation investigation with anyone at the White House. "We consider it to be a highly si...

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  • Trump wants an impartial FBI director
Trump wants an impartial FBI director

The CNN host reminded the presidential adviser that it seems very suspicious that Trump would have such a drastic change of heart while Comey was leading an FBI investigation that could, potentially, find charges against Trump and members of his campaign.

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  • Trump will make decision on Paris climate pact after G7 summit
Trump will make decision on Paris climate pact after G7 summit

The White House had previously said a decision would be reached before Trump's appearance at the summit. Mr Light said the official reason given was that there were scheduling conflicts with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and no rescheduled date has been made public.

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  • Phoenix serial killings suspect: 'I'm innocent'
Phoenix serial killings suspect: 'I'm innocent'

The murder was not yet connected to the spate of random attacks that had the Phoenix Valley in fear since last June, when authorities first realized that numerous shootings were connected. Dean Roskosz, Saucedo's court-appointed lawyer, has not returned repeated phone messages seeking comment. At the time, investigators were looking into a separate...

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  • US President hosts Russian foreign minister, envoy at White House
US President hosts Russian foreign minister, envoy at White House

The move came the same day that associates of former Trump National Security Adviser Mike Flynn were reportedly served with subpoenas as part of the investigation into his connections with Russia-and a day after it was reported that several Trump associates have failed to turn over records requested by the Senate intelligence committee as part ...

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  • Removal of 2nd Confederate statue in New Orleans to begin
Removal of 2nd Confederate statue in New Orleans to begin

Landrieu said the removal of the monuments should not be seen as a political move or retaliation against a specific group. Because of threats and security risks, the city will not publicly disclose details for the next three removals. Roof had said he meant to start a race war with the killings. Even by 19th century standards, the Confederacy e...

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  • DeVos booed delivering Bethune-Cookman address
DeVos booed delivering Bethune-Cookman address

Amidst her speech, President Jackson interrupted and asked the students to " choose which way you want to go " and said "your degrees will be mailed to you". The school's opposition to DeVos is particularly warranted as the Education Secretary once referred to HBCU's as the " pioneers of school choice ".

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  • Putin Swears He Didn't Influence Trump's Decision To Fire Comey
Putin Swears He Didn't Influence Trump's Decision To Fire Comey

He said: 'President Trump clearly confirmed his interest in building mutually beneficial, business-like pragmatic relations'. "The peaceful coexistence of the two states - Palestine and Israel - is an indispensable condition to ensure genuine security and stability in this region", Putin said.

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  • Video footage captured Penn State frat's behavior as a pledge was dying
Video footage captured Penn State frat's behavior as a pledge was dying

Numerous activities that led up to Piazza's death are explicitly forbidden in the fraternity's "pledge manual", a guide for new members. "Again, this did not have to happen". He was discovered in the basement at about 10 a.m. Last Friday, 18 of his fraternity brothers charged. Another fraternity member shoved Davis against a wall and told him the...

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  • Senate blocks move to overturn Obama-era rule on drilling
Senate blocks move to overturn Obama-era rule on drilling

Before the vote, two Democratic senators, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, were mentioned by lobbyists as possible supporters of the methane measure, but both opposed it in the end. House Republicans, along with the Trump administration and fossil fuel industry leaders, had expected the Senate to follow suit, but GOP...

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  • North Lake College shooting: Victim and suspect dead, police say
North Lake College shooting: Victim and suspect dead, police say

It's unclear whether that suspect was the one who later killed himself. Initially, the identifies of the deceased were not known, but the authorities later revealed that the woman was a 20-year-old victim by the name of Janeera Nickol Gonzalez.

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  • French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead
French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives won a decisive victory in a vote in Germany's northern state of Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday, boosting her prospects of winning a national election in September. A protest Monday in Paris against Macron's planned reforms drew several thousand people. "He needs to cool down", said Raphael Garine, a prot...

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  • U.S. man arrested over series of fatal Arizona shootings
U.S. man arrested over series of fatal Arizona shootings

The tip that led to Saucedo was one of the latter, Howard said, just another observation in the Latino-dominated neighborhoods of southern Phoenix that a person and auto matched the sketch that police had begun to circulate around the city after the shootings began.

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  • Senate blocks bid to overturn Obama-era environmental rule
Senate blocks bid to overturn Obama-era environmental rule

Even if today's attempt at repealing the rule failed , the Interior Department can still nix the rule through a longer review process that could take years to finalize. The vote to proceed to debate on the resolution failed, 49-51. "The rule could impede U.S. energy production while reducing local and federal revenues", said API upstream and...

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  • Journalist arrested during US health secretary's visit
Journalist arrested during US health secretary's visit

After Price entered the building and began walking down a hallway, Heyman said he approached the secretary and asked a question three or four times about whether domestic abuse is considered a pre-existing condition under the recently passed Republican health care bill.

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  • DeVos booed speaking at historically black university
DeVos booed speaking at historically black university

As the crowd kept trying to shout her down, university president Edison Jackson briefly took over the microphone to lecture the students before she continued. "I don't hate Betsy DeVos, but the fruit from the poison tree is poisonous". The booing became an uproar again mid-speech, when DeVos said she would be visiting the grave of the school's fo...

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