• Tillerson holds briefing in Saudi Arabia without US press
Tillerson holds briefing in Saudi Arabia without US press

Tillerson said that he would likely speak to his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. "We will have truly drowned [out] the voices of extremism and we will have drained the swamps in which extremism and terrorism emanates", al-Jubeir said.

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  • State delays release of comments on Walker's Medicaid plans
State delays release of comments on Walker's Medicaid plans

Republicans can lose three votes in the Senate and still have enough to pass it. Republicans also control the Assembly by a wide 64-35 margin. Gov. Assembly Republicans have said they don't want to cut tuition as Walker called for. Walker signaled a retreat from the tuition cut idea prior to the committee's vote Thursday.

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  • Trump accused of 'utter contempt' over refusal to sign climate change agreement
Trump accused of 'utter contempt' over refusal to sign climate change agreement

Alden Meyer, a leading expert on the United Nation's global climate negotiations process and director of strategy and policy with the organization, said that Trump's "continued waffling on whether to stay in or withdraw from the Paris Agreement made it impossible to reach consensus at the Taormina summit on the need for ambitious climate action"....

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  • 8th juror chosen to serve in Cosby assault case
8th juror chosen to serve in Cosby assault case

The case is set for trial June 5 near Philadelphia. Prosecutors have used four of their seven. Sometimes that is not so easy, one law professor said. Cosby has entered a "not guilty" plea. Another woman said she recently received a promotion and serving on a jury for at least two weeks would cause problems at work.

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  • In reversal, radio host Alex Jones apologizes to Chobani
In reversal, radio host Alex Jones apologizes to Chobani

He apologized to the yogurt maker and offered a full retraction of his inflammatory statement. After settling the suit, Jones apologized Jones and has taken down all social media related to the story and vowed in his apology that nothing related to the story will be reposted.

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  • Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies
Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

Mr Brzezinski "passed away peacefully" in Virginia on Friday evening, his daughter Mika said on social media. I just knew his as the most inspiring, loving and devoted father any girl could ever have. Carter described Brzezinski as brilliant, dedicated, and loyal. Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1928, Brzezinski moved to Canada with his family in 1938.

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  • Health care bill: Premiums may decline, but many will pay more
Health care bill: Premiums may decline, but many will pay more

Donald Trump loves calling people "losers" so much that he's backing a health care plan that would put tens of millions of Americans on the losing side of the ledger. But while premiums will be lower, the plans will offer less coverage , because they won't be required to cover things like emergency services or prescription drugs, depending on what...

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  • Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators
Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators

The Washington Post reported this week that the president had also asked two of the top US intelligence officials to publicly deny evidence existed to link his campaign to Russian interference in the presidential election . "I called somebody who works for one of the technology companies that I work with, and I had them give me a tutorial on ho...

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  • France's Macron says hopes Trump will finally back climate deal
France's Macron says hopes Trump will finally back climate deal

President Donald Trump says he'll make a final decision next week on whether the USA will stay in the Paris climate agreement . Leaders including the German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed frustration with the Americans. President Donald Trump couldn't return home from his first foreign trip without taking a quick victory lap. The president...

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  • Police identify suspect in double killing on Oregon train
Police identify suspect in double killing on Oregon train

Christian started shouting ethnic and religious slurs, apparently at the two young women, one of whom wore a Muslim head-covering, the Portland Police Department said in a statement . According to the Huffington Post , one of the men who intervened died on the train, while the other died later in hospital. "I saw the guy stabbed in the neck ...

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  • Donald Trump vs French President Emmanuel Macron in epic handshake war
Donald Trump vs French President Emmanuel Macron in epic handshake war

But Trump has been known for his "handshake diplomacy" ever since his incredible 19-second long shake with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "They shook hands furiously - with Trump trying to pull his hand away and Macron holding onto it.

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  • Watchdog: '23 million to lose health coverage under GOP health bill'
Watchdog: '23 million to lose health coverage under GOP health bill'

While some of these changes would primarily affect people who buy insurance on the individual marketplace, or those enrolled in Medicaid , people with employer-sponsored plans could also experience rate increases or lose health insurance, according to an article in the New York Times .

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  • Officials investigate photos of gator forced to drink beer
Officials investigate photos of gator forced to drink beer

Two men are facing charges after feeding an alligator beer and then posting it on Snapchat. Two men are being charged for the harassment of an alligator after photos were posted online showing the men pouring beer into the reptile's mouth, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said.

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  • Gamecocks advance to SEC semis on Hopkins' pinch-hit HR
Gamecocks advance to SEC semis on Hopkins' pinch-hit HR

As this Kentucky baseball team is one of the top offenses in the SEC, this week's performance at the plate is disappointing. Kentucky pitcher Justin Lewis 21) throws against SC during the first inning of the Southeastern Conference NCAA college baseball tournament, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Hoover, Ala.

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  • It's Now Illegal In Alabama To Remove Confederate Monuments
It's Now Illegal In Alabama To Remove Confederate Monuments

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill into law on Wednesday which extends protections over confederate monuments in response to a recent uptick in removal of the monuments in other states. A Birmingham park board chose to remove one of those monuments in 2015. Although Allen says that the bill will not only preserve both good and bad monu...

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  • Iowa shuts out top-seeded Nebraska 2-0 at Big Ten tourney
Iowa shuts out top-seeded Nebraska 2-0 at Big Ten tourney

The blast - his seventh of the season - was a no-doubter to left field. The fourth-seeded Terrapins (36-20) play Northwestern on Saturday needing to beat the Wildcats twice to reach the championship game Sunday. Leadoff man Angelo Altavilla blasted a home run on Maryland starter Tyler Blohm's sixth pitch, but Blohm settled in to strike out th...

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  • G-7 source: US gets more time for climate pact answer
G-7 source: US gets more time for climate pact answer

The delay provided opportunity for G-7 leaders and Pope Francis to press Trump to honor the U.S.'s environmental commitments. The no-protectionism pledge had been a part of previous G-7 statements but was omitted after a meeting of the group's finance ministers' earlier this month in Bari, Italy.

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  • Senate intel issues 2 new subpoenas related to Flynn
Senate intel issues 2 new subpoenas related to Flynn

Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor Wednesday morning, warning that the committee will explore further options for forcing Flynn's hand. "I understand the reasons why the administration was loath to be more proactive, but I didn't think that was the right decision at the time, and I think it's even ...

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  • Trump delays decision on Paris climate accord
Trump delays decision on Paris climate accord

Macron won the French presidency on May 7. He told reporters it was the first time that the G-7 had recognized the North Korean threat as a priority issue. Italy chose to stage the summit in Sicily to draw attention to Africa, which is 140 miles (225 km) from the island at its closest point across the Mediterranean.

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  • NC State Lands Bryce
NC State Lands Bryce

Bryce was deciding between NC State and the University of SC, but elected to follow his former head coach at Wilmington, Kevin Keatts, to Raleigh. While NC State is planning for a season without Henderson in 2017-18, the following year's roster looks even more depleted.

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  • Europeans making sales pitch to Trump on climate accord
Europeans making sales pitch to Trump on climate accord

Experts are anticipating that some European parties at the G7 will try to get the U.S.to affirm its commitment to the deal at the summit. Uh oh. You know what that means. The GOP senators sent a two-page letter Thursday to President Donald Trump. Are the Paris accords binding? Top administration officials have deadlocked on whether the USA shou...

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  • Massachusetts school backs off ban of hair braid extensions
Massachusetts school backs off ban of hair braid extensions

The Mystic Valley Regional Charter School eliminated that provision of the school's dress code for the rest of the academic year on Sunday, after meeting privately for more than two hours to discuss a letter from Attorney General Maura Healey saying that the policy was unlawful.

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  • Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Virginia special agent
Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Virginia special agent

Walter was taken to VCU Medical Center, where he died Saturday morning. "It was all about making a difference to disadvantaged youth: mentoring them and fostering their talents through physical fitness and sportsmanship", Flaherty told reporters Saturday in Mosby Court near the spot where Walter was shot.

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  • Jared Kushner now the focus in Russia, Trump investigation
Jared Kushner now the focus in Russia, Trump investigation

The ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee says the panel will be issuing subpoenas to get former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russian activities during the 2016 election. When asked why he had turned down Flynn's offer to testify in exchange for immunity from prosecution, Burr sai...

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  • Former Vice President Biden Speaks at Cornell
Former Vice President Biden Speaks at Cornell

It's worth examining one of the sentiments a little closer. Biden then implied that Trump, in the last election, "churned up some of the ugliest realities that still remain in our country" along with the "coarsest rhetoric" and "darkest emotions".

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  • GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy: Latest health care plan doesn't fulfill Trump's promises
GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy: Latest health care plan doesn't fulfill Trump's promises

The CBO said federal deficits would fall by $ 119 billion between 2017 and 2026 under the Republican bill . "They rushed the bill to the floor without a committee and limited amendments, and of course it was voted on in direct contradiction of their promises", he says .

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  • Manchester attack probe widens with arrests in Libya
Manchester attack probe widens with arrests in Libya

His two brothers and father have been taken into custoday in Britain and Libya as investigators try to uncover what is believed to be a network of terror behind the May 22 bombing fronted by Abedi. According to a family friend who asked not to be identified, the boys' father had taken his sons to Libya in mid-April and confiscated their passports...

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  • Newark Airport clears suspicious package
Newark Airport clears suspicious package

The bomb squad has reportedly arrived at the airport. Police seized the cooker and were waiting to see if anyone would claim the property, a law enforcement source said. K-9 units and local police are also on the scene. Authorities initially cleared the area around 4:30 p.m., but later said the package was found not to be a threat and reopened ...

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  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott Jokes About Shooting Reporters While at Gun Range
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Jokes About Shooting Reporters While at Gun Range

Texas governor jokes about gunning down reporters". Jeff Leach , R-Plano, that waives the fee for peace officers to get a license to carry a gun. Reducing the fee is expected to cost the state roughly $12.6 million in 2018. "This joke was unsafe and out of line", president Dan Gross said in a statement . "Because it's never just a joke to som...

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  • Death toll in Egypt attack on Christians rises to 29
Death toll in Egypt attack on Christians rises to 29

The claim was carried by the Amaq News Agency, which is linked to the Islamic State , also known as ISIS or ISIL, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, a USA -based group that tracks jihadist organizations and their online activities.

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  • Donald Trump Leaves Italy's Taormina At End Of Summit
Donald Trump Leaves Italy's Taormina At End Of Summit

After more than a week overseas, Trump will close his worldwide trip Saturday with additional G-7 meetings and an address to USA troops at a nearby air base. "I hope they decide in the right way". However, a diplomat told Reuters that other Italian proposals - which looked to highlight the benefits of migration and promote a major initiative on f...

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  • Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers has died

Then in March of this year, he canceled the rest of his performances. Allman was married six times in his life, most memorably to Cher, from 1975 to 1979. "I've walked onstage with an abscessed tooth and as soon as you get out there, it goes away", the singer said in a 2015 interview with Dan Rather. His most recent work was the album Southern...

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  • Oklahoma at Ohio State set for prime-time kickoff on ABC
Oklahoma at Ohio State set for prime-time kickoff on ABC

Ohio State will play its home opener the following week on Saturday, Sept. 9 against Oklahoma. The Ohio State Buckeyes might very well be favorites to win the national title this upcoming college football season. With the win, the Buckeyes advance to the first national championship game in program history, and will take on either top-seeded Mar...

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  • Trump pushes aside Montenegro's leader, who takes it in stride
Trump pushes aside Montenegro's leader, who takes it in stride

The editorial board referenced comments from Donald Tusk , president of the European Union's European Council, reported by the Associated Press that he is not " 100 percent sure " he and Trump share a common position on Russian Federation.

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  • Kansas lawmakers delay debates on tax hikes, school funding
Kansas lawmakers delay debates on tax hikes, school funding

Regardless, we will approach these discussions with a willingness to work together to avoid a government shutdown. Abbott, who took questions from reporters after signing that bill into law, also has pressed for property tax changes and more recently said the bathroom legislation also is one of his priorities.

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