• Who from Upstate NY reached the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals?
Who from Upstate NY reached the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals?

If there is a tie at the end of the bee, the speller with the better score on the written test will be named the champ. Samhita Kumar, 11, of Gold River, Calif., had no trouble with "cygneous", which means curved like the neck of a swan. "I just wanted to get each word right". A case of obliviscence could have been Grant Taylor's downfall. He als...

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  • 'Russian officials must be laughing at the U.S.'
'Russian officials must be laughing at the U.S.'

Mr Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to mark Memorial Day, but had to quickly pivot to the Russian Federation uproar after returning to Washington last Saturday from his first global trip since taking office. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly speaks with ABC's "This Week" with Martha Raddatz on Sunday, May 28, 2017 . F...

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  • Trump to Announce Decision on Paris Accord Soon
Trump to Announce Decision on Paris Accord Soon

President Donald Trump says he'll announce his decision on the Paris climate accord "over the next few days". Trump must "openly and notoriously" pull out of the accord and not merely say he doesn't like it, Limbaugh added. "This can be avoided by meeting our responsibility to ourselves and the world, staying in the Paris Agreement, and...

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  • One victim in Portland hate speech stabbing has Juneau ties
One victim in Portland hate speech stabbing has Juneau ties

The stabbing suspect, Jeremy Joseph Christian, is charged with 2 counts of aggravated murder , 2 counts of second-degree intimidation, and one count each of attempted aggravated murder and being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon.

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  • White House pushes back on Russian Federation allegations
White House pushes back on Russian Federation allegations

Impeachment of Trump after Dubke's resignation? In the history of presidential administrations, handling scandal of this magnitude requires a specific communications strategy, one that goes beyond the normal policy and press communications of a White House.

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  • Man arrested outside DC Trump hotel with 2 guns
Man arrested outside DC Trump hotel with 2 guns

Edinboro Police Chief Jeff Craft said by telephone that Moles had no criminal record in the western Pennsylvania town and was not known to police. She described Moles as a brilliant ER doctor, a huge supporter of veterans and a loving father and husband.

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  • Police release Tiger Woods' DUI arrest video
Police release Tiger Woods' DUI arrest video

He was released a few hours later under his own recognizance. Golf superstar Tiger Woods looked disoriented and unsteady in police video of his Monday arrest on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI), according to footage obtained and broadcast by United States media on Wednesday (June 1).

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  • Trump to interview Pistole for FBI director
Trump to interview Pistole for FBI director

CNN on Wednesday cited a source close to Comey in reporting that he would "confirm bombshell accusations" that Trump "pressured him to end his investigation into a top Trump aide's ties to Russian Federation". A spokeswoman for the Senate Committee's chairman, Sen. The White House has been plunged into turmoil by a string of stunning all...

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  • House panel issues subpoenas for Flynn, others
House panel issues subpoenas for Flynn, others

Mueller has not objected to Comey testifying , provided that he does not discuss specific evidence connected to the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to sources. The firm was paid more than $500,000 to represent Turkey in a dispute with the United States government while Flynn was advising the Trump campaign. ...

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  • Can you spell these words from the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee?
Can you spell these words from the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee?

The conclusion of the bee will be broadcast live on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. CDT on Thursday. The Associated Press Nihar Janga (left) of Austin, Texas, and Jairam Hathwar, 13, of Painted Post, N.Y., held up the trophy previous year after being named co-champions at the National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md.

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  • Donald Trump set to confirm USA will WITHDRAW from Paris climate agreement
Donald Trump set to confirm USA will WITHDRAW from Paris climate agreement

White House officials say it's likely Trump will announce a withdrawal from the landmark climate accord during the 3 p.m. ET event, but concede there's little certainty when it comes to predicting Trump's behavior. The Republican vowed at the time to "cancel" the Paris deal within 100 days of becoming president on 20 January, part of an effort t...

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  • 15 spellers headed to national stage
15 spellers headed to national stage

For Thursday's final rounds, which start at 9 a.m. and air on ESPN 2, 40 competitors will continue to try to become the top speller. "I just live for that moment", said Thomas. from Tulsa won. New rules this year are aimed at preventing tie endings like last year's, when joint winners both got $40,000 cash prizes. Meanwhile, 6-year-old Edith ...

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  • Donald Trump deletes baffling late-night 'covfefe' tweet
Donald Trump deletes baffling late-night 'covfefe' tweet

Clinton, who lost on Election Day to Trump and believes she would have won had it not been for Russian interference, said the current president and his allies are constantly trying to create diversions. Not for the first time, a Donald Trump tweet has lit up the internet. When asked about the tweet during an audio-only briefing, White House P...

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  • Trump to announce decision on climate change Thursday
Trump to announce decision on climate change Thursday

At the summit, leaders expressed dismay at Trump's climate stance. But Trump said opponents of the accord in his Republican party and industries like coal, oil, and and electric utilities have also been pushing hard to abandon the agreement.

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  • Portland mayor calls for cancellation of 'alt-right' rallies
Portland mayor calls for cancellation of 'alt-right' rallies

Wheeler says the city is in mourning from a deadly stabbing on a light-rail train and that the event would exacerbate tensions. He stabbed the men as they came to the defense of two young women, one of them evidently Muslim, wearing a hijab.

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  • Finals of National Spelling Bee begin with 40 elite spellers
Finals of National Spelling Bee begin with 40 elite spellers

When about only 10 spellers remain, the competition will pause until the primetime finale. But, she said, she doesn't quite know how the latter is spelled. Don't expect to tune in and see contestants spelling "February" or "superintendent", however - they are tackling much trickier words. "I do if I don't win this time , " she said.

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  • GOP House candidate who assaulted reporter wins Montana election
GOP House candidate who assaulted reporter wins Montana election

Blasted by Democrats and some fellow Republicans for manhandling a reporter from a British publication and repudiated by two major Montana newspapers that had previously endorsed him, Greg Gianforte nonetheless beat the odds in Montana's special House election Thursday.

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  • Comey OK'd to testify; House committee issues subpoenas
Comey OK'd to testify; House committee issues subpoenas

Trump fired Flynn in February for failing to disclose the content of his talks with Sergei Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States, and misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations. The U.S. House Intelligence Committee's top Democrat on Thursday accused panel chairman Devin Nunes of violating his recusal from its Russia...

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  • Alt-Right rally cancelled in Portland, moves to Seattle instead
Alt-Right rally cancelled in Portland, moves to Seattle instead

On Friday afternoon, two men were stabbed to death while trying to help two young women who were being targeted by hate speech. Both of these men, along with another young man who is in critical condition, stepped into a situation to defend two young women who were simply minding their own business, and were being verbally abused by a man on the li...

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  • Comey set to testify June 8 on Russia
Comey set to testify June 8 on Russia

After an open session in the morning, the committee will then be further briefed by Comey behind closed doors, said Sens. Mr Comey said in July a year ago it was careless but not criminal. Fired FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify in public next week after having been "cleared for takeoff", by Special Counsel Robert Mueller , a sourc...

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  • Explosion at corn milling plant rocks Wisconsin town
Explosion at corn milling plant rocks Wisconsin town

Almost two dozen fire departments and four police departments responded. "What we do know at this time is there was an explosion and some of our team has sustained injuries and so what we ask for again is prayer". Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards said early Thursday that 16 employees were inside the plant in the Village of Cambria when it ...

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  • Arrest made in stabbing death of woman in Concord
Arrest made in stabbing death of woman in Concord

Daswan Jette, 20, of Concord, was arrested and charged with alternate counts of knowing and reckless second-degree murder. Concord police responded around 9 p.m.to a 911 call that stated a person was hurt and inside a auto in the area of 369 North State Street.

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  • Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant To Shut Down In 2019
Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant To Shut Down In 2019

The Three Mile Island nuclear plant is seen in Middletown, Pennsylvania , Mar. 28, 2011. "Despite producing 93 percent of the Commonwealth's emissions-free electricity and avoiding 37 million tons of carbon emissions - the equivalent of keeping 10 million cars off the road every year - nuclear power is not included in the state's Alternati...

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  • Haley defends Kushner, says he will continue to do his work
Haley defends Kushner, says he will continue to do his work

Second, the idea of using only Russian communications equipment for the proposed dialogue suggests the Trump administration had something to hide from USA intelligence agencies. Recent clashes in communications - such as when White House aides told the media that Mr. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey after a recommendation from his attorney gene...

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  • Trump Marks Memorial Day with Arlington Visit
Trump Marks Memorial Day with Arlington Visit

No matter your politics, if your family has given the most they can for this country, a visit and a hug from the commander in chief is a meaningful act, and a small way to say "thank you". "They were all angels sent to us by God, and they all share one title in common, and that is the title of hero, real heroes", he said. "They answered the cal...

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  • Trump family calls Kathy Griffin photo 'sick,' 'disturbing'
Trump family calls Kathy Griffin photo 'sick,' 'disturbing'

I was wrong." In an accompanying video , she said , "The image is too disturbing, I understand how it offends people. "I went too far", she said in a second video. Kathy, 56, has since responded to the criticism, begging for forgiveness for going "way too far". It could have been a comedy stunt for Kathy Griffin but for many, including Pres...

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  • Portland stabbing attack survivor tells city's Muslim community they 'are loved'
Portland stabbing attack survivor tells city's Muslim community they 'are loved'

Police said he stabbed Namkai-Meche, Micah Fletcher and Rick Best after they came to the defense of two young girls who were the focus of his yelling . She told him to lay down and then she said another man rushed over to help and give support. Immediately after the stabbings, CAIR National Executive Nihad Awad said Trump has stirred up b...

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  • A guide to the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee
A guide to the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee

She's looking for redemption after getting out of last year's competition on what she calls "an easy word ". When the proverbial curtain raises on the National Spelling Bee on Wednesday, two Arizona girls will be among the students vying to win it all.

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  • Keith Mumphery Reportedly Expelled In 2016 Following Sexual Misconduct Investigation
Keith Mumphery Reportedly Expelled In 2016 Following Sexual Misconduct Investigation

The expulsion spawned from a March 17, 2015 encounter between Mumphery and a female student in her dorm room. The Free Press reported that police documents said assistant county prosecutor Steve Kwasnik made a decision to not bring charges several months later, on August 24, 2015, because the case "could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt an...

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  • Trump Tweets (Again) About Changing Senate Filibuster Rules
Trump Tweets (Again) About Changing Senate Filibuster Rules

In recent years, however, the party in control of the Senate has done away with other filibusters in an attempt to circumvent the opposition. The Senate, however, has invoked the so-called "nuclear option" in the past to get certain nominations - most recently of note Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch - through the Senate by a simple majorit...

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  • What's behind the German trade surplus angering Trump?
What's behind the German trade surplus angering Trump?

Very bad for US. "They get along very well", said Spicer. His latest rant is likely to only fan the flames of anti-Trump feeling in Germany and its neighbors in the EU. Research director Daniela Schwarzer of the German Council of Foreign Relations in Berlin asserted that Trump had alienated Germany and other US allies during the G-7 summit.

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  • Texas to pass bill banning transgender students from choosing bathrooms
Texas to pass bill banning transgender students from choosing bathrooms

Texas is nearing passage of a law on the use of bathrooms in public schools by transgender children, reviving an issue that sparked boycotts and protests when North Carolina passed a similar measure past year. After that, it will go to the Texas Senate . She was surprised Sunday night when she found out it was still alive in the final days o...

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  • Here's the hardest word to spell in each state, according to Google
Here's the hardest word to spell in each state, according to Google

In honor of the Scripps National Spelling Bee , Google Trends created a map of the top "how to spell" searches by state. For example, Wisconsin's most-misspelled word? Google published a graphic Tuesday of " America's most misspelled words ", a state-by-state look at the most common word preceded in Google searches by the phrase "how to spell"...

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  • From Attorney General Becerra: Court slaps down President's Travel Ban once again
From Attorney General Becerra: Court slaps down President's Travel Ban once again

Whatever the Supreme Court may decide should it review an appeal, the lower court decisions show the judiciary takes separation of powers very seriously. The decision is a blow for the Trump administration and the travel ban which has repeatedly been blocked by U.S. courts. Trump had issued his first travel ban executive order January 27, a w...

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  • White House Communications Director Dubke Resigns
White House Communications Director Dubke Resigns

Reports have circulated that Trump may bring in trusted former aides, including his original campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and former deputy campaign manager David Bossie , as the White House struggles to keep focused on its policy agenda while dealing with FBI and congressional investigations into possible Trump campaign ties to Russian ...

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