• WashPost: WH Budget Cuts May Hurt Some Core Trump Voters
WashPost: WH Budget Cuts May Hurt Some Core Trump Voters

This is a budget that would cut out city leaders as decision-makers in any of these federal programs. The budget plan from Mulvaney and Trump should not have so many aghast. Given its uncertain future, some business groups in Arizona were reluctant to comment on the budget plan until further details become available. Now they get retirement benef...

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  • Jury for Cosby trial includes two blacks
Jury for Cosby trial includes two blacks

Somewhere in Pennsylvania , Bill Cosby probably let out a quiet "Das Racist" sigh when his sexual assault trial jury selection was completed. Another young white man on the jury said that he'd never been in a courtroom before and that considered all the news about Cosby "just a bunch of talk".

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  • Ananya inspires us on her way to a national spelling title
Ananya inspires us on her way to a national spelling title

The previous three Scripps National Spelling Bees ended in ties. Vinay will also receive a Scripps National Spelling Bee engraved trophy, a $2,500 US savings bond, a trip to New York City to appear on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan , and a complete reference library from Merriam-Webster.

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  • China likely to gain as US withdraws from Paris agreement
China likely to gain as US withdraws from Paris agreement

Noting that U.S. is only the largest historical emitter of greenhouse gases, but also one the major current emitters, CSE said any action to combat climate change will be "insufficient" by a huge margin without the US' active contribution.

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  • White House seeks to wall off Russia questions
White House seeks to wall off Russia questions

Trump was likely responding to Clinton's appearance Wednesday at Recode's Code conference in California, where she discussed the 2016 presidential campaign at length. The tweet was posted on Trump's personal account shortly after midnight on Monday. Spicer gave no further clarity on Mr. Trump's confounding overnight "covfefe" tweet , which cre...

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  • Former Congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case with teen
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case with teen

In the courtroom, a tearful Weiner read a statement: "I accept full responsibility for my conduct". Ultimately, the judge will decide Weiner's punishment. Abedin filed in New York , asking the court to seal the divorce case, according to the New York Post . Abedin, the former assistant and chief of staff for Hillary Clinton , previousl...

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  • Chinese maker of Ivanka Trump shoes denies labor violations
Chinese maker of Ivanka Trump shoes denies labor violations

Three activists investigating labor conditions there have either been arrested or have disappeared. In January, Liu Shiyuan, then spokesman for the Huajian Group, told AP the company makes 10,000 to 20,000 pairs of shoes a year for Ivanka Trump's brand - a fraction of the 20 million pairs the company produces a year.

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  • Train stabbing survivor: Portland has 'white savior complex'
Train stabbing survivor: Portland has 'white savior complex'

Court documents say Christian shoved Fletcher in the chest and appeared to pull a folding knife from his pocket and hide it in his hand. Portland Police confirm that on 5/27 suspect Jeremy Joseph Christian was arrested in the MAX train stabbing that left two persons dead, and one injured.

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  • Linde, Praxair boards approve $73 billion gases merger
Linde, Praxair boards approve $73 billion gases merger

The basic materials company reported $1.37 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.04. A number of other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in PX. Praxair also was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock investors bought 15,069 call options on the compan...

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  • Trump wants Senate to make things 'fast and easy' for him
Trump wants Senate to make things 'fast and easy' for him

Jim Justice's latest revenue proposal, a plan with a less-steep increase in the state sales tax and with a slower, three-year phase-in of a reduction in income tax rates favored by Senate Republicans. Democrats, who complained the plan fails to meet the needs of the state's most vulnerable residents, unsuccessfully offered amendments to boost fundi...

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  • Teen Writes College Application Essay About Pizza, Gets Accepted to Yale
Teen Writes College Application Essay About Pizza, Gets Accepted to Yale

The Daily Mail reports that Carolina Williams of Tennessee was accepted to Yale University after focusing her personal statement on "one thing she liked to do" around ordering pizza from Papa John's . Although Williams was honored to be accepted into Yale, she ultimately made a decision to attend Auburn University in Alabama. She also too...

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  • Trial Of Cop Who Killed Philando Castile Kicks Off
Trial Of Cop Who Killed Philando Castile Kicks Off

In a recording of a police radio conversation that prosecutors now say was Officer Yanez speaking to his partner, Officer Joseph Kauser, Yanez says, "The two occupants just look like people who were involved in a robbery". As protesters immediately gathered outside the Governor's mansion, it became clear. John Thompson was Castile's friend and watc...

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  • National Spelling Bee gets down to final 4
National Spelling Bee gets down to final 4

But Rohan tripped on the word " marram " (the Norse-derived word for a type of grass found on beaches), and Ananya was able to capitalize, correctly spelling " marocain " (a heavy crepe fabric, its name derived from the French word for Moroccan) to win.

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  • Irving Representative Matt Rinaldi Claims to Have Called ICE on Hispanic Protesters
Irving Representative Matt Rinaldi Claims to Have Called ICE on Hispanic Protesters

It added: "Underscoring the racist intent of the new law, a Republican lawmaker claimed to have called immigration agents on the group, which included people of all immigration backgrounds and to put a "bullet in the head" of a Democratic lawmaker".

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  • Wrong number text leads couple to free Stanley Cup tickets
Wrong number text leads couple to free Stanley Cup tickets

His save percentage has dipped throughout the playoffs -.976 against Chicago, then.932 against St. Louis and.925 in the West finals against Anaheim. Team captain Sidney Crosby said everybody's banged up at this time of year on both teams.

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  • Pelosi objects to subpoenas issued by GOP intel chairman
Pelosi objects to subpoenas issued by GOP intel chairman

One problem: There is no tax bill . Democrats keep sending letters to government agencies requesting information - but the Trump White House is instructing those agencies to completely ignore them . "We'd love to have support from the Democrats, but we may have to go it alone". White House spokesman Sean Spicer said, "The president in gener...

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  • Penn State making changes to Greek system after pledge death
Penn State making changes to Greek system after pledge death

The proposed initiatives stem from the death of Timothy Piazza , a 19-year-old sophomore, who died on February 4 after he fell down the stairs during a pledge ceremony at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house on the night of February 2. "What was said was aspirational, and what was said was important, but there was not one determinative and fundament...

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  • The White House's Contradictory Message on Kushner
The White House's Contradictory Message on Kushner

Mr Trump has been more open in discussing the possible departure of Mr Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff. White House press secretary Sean Spicer calls on a member of the media during the daily press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in Washington .

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  • License Dispute Could Delay Nevada Recreational Pot Sales
License Dispute Could Delay Nevada Recreational Pot Sales

These licenses will provide Green Leaf another revenue stream as soon as recreational marijuana can be distributed to Nevada dispensaries, estimated as soon as July 1, 2017. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the group's intention isn't to delay sales but to gain their rightful place. According to a spokesperson for the Department of Taxat...

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  • UK's May urged to take tougher line against Trump on climate
UK's May urged to take tougher line against Trump on climate

He called the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement "a major disappointment" and said it was "crucial that the United States remains a leader on environmental issues", according to his spokesman. Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas told The Associated Press that the Paris accord "was, and still is a very important goal to achieve"...

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  • Family of suspect in Portland stabbing offers condolences
Family of suspect in Portland stabbing offers condolences

The University of California, Berkeley, has been criticized for canceling an appearance by conservative commentator Ann Coulter in April and another by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos in February. "And then we turned around while they were fighting, and he just started stabbing people, and it was just blood everywhere, and we just started ...

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  • SEC votes to decrease penalties associated with graduate transfers
SEC votes to decrease penalties associated with graduate transfers

The Southeastern Conference has tweaked its graduate transfer policy, a change that could mean Florida lands former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire . Zaire had delayed his decision for months waiting for this very SEC decision. Graduate transfers from one SEC school to another will still have to sit out a year unless the league grants the stu...

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  • President Trump's communications director is leaving the White House
President Trump's communications director is leaving the White House

Dubke wrote in a statement that it had been an honor to serve Trump and "my distinct pleasure to work side by side, day by day with the staff of the communications and press departments". There will be more resignations and changes, the sources said, but nothing is believed to be imminent. And both Lewandowski and Bossie visited the White House ...

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  • One dead, two missing after blast at US corn mill
One dead, two missing after blast at US corn mill

The Red Cross is encouraging people as they can to help out after the deadly explosion in Columbia County. The Columbia County Sheriff said two people have died after an explosion at the Didion Milling Plant in Columbia County and one person remains missing.

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  • Putin on Trump's withdrawal from Paris Accord: 'Don't worry, be happy'
Putin on Trump's withdrawal from Paris Accord: 'Don't worry, be happy'

Thursday, Putin suggested that free-spirited Russians hackers, behaving more like artists than espionage agents, could have broken into the Democratic National Committee computers. Visibly irritated by having to discuss the matter, Putin was equally forthright about denying separate accusations that there had been some kind of secret deal between...

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  • Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban
Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban

A ruling from the San Francisco-based 9 Circuit is still pending, but the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to get involved in the issue now. The first step for the court will be to ask the various challengers, including the ACLU and Hawaii, to file responses. The 4th Circuit sided with advocacy groups who argued the order violates...

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  • Dufner has another 65 and opens big lead at Memorial
Dufner has another 65 and opens big lead at Memorial

Spieth joined Daniel Summerhays at six under, while fellow Americans Lucas Glover and Justin Thomas are at five under. His approach into the hard green on the 484-yard par-4 18th hole found a greenside bunker, and he ended up settling for his only dropped stroke of the day for a seven-under 65.

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  • Trump Is Worried About The Trade Deficit With Germany. He Shouldn't Be
Trump Is Worried About The Trade Deficit With Germany. He Shouldn't Be

In linking his grievances over North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members' military spending to his grievances over the US trade deficit with Germany - as he did broadly on the campaign trail and as he did again last week bluntly to Merkel - the president casts USA relationships with other nations as zero-sum games in which there are only winners a...

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  • Portland police: Homeless man took bag off train
Portland police: Homeless man took bag off train

Surveillance cameras captured a man carrying Ricky Best's black backpack. Portland police said Best's family realized the items were missing while making funeral arrangements Thursday. The backpack contained contact information for people Best served in the Army with, KOIN reports. Police have not revealed the suspect's identity or prov...

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  • Sheriff: Explosion at Wisconsin plant kills at least 1
Sheriff: Explosion at Wisconsin plant kills at least 1

The plant was cited in 2011 by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for dust explosion and fire hazards, and the agency ordered the company to pay a $3,500 fine, the Associated Press reported .

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  • White House says it has granted 14 ethics waivers to staff
White House says it has granted 14 ethics waivers to staff

Another lobbyist turned Trump aide is Shahira Knight, who was previously employed as vice president of public policy for mutual fund giant Fidelity and now serves as Trump's special assistant for tax and retirement policy. Some of the waivers cover the highest-profile White House employees. That's important because Citizens for Ethics and Respons...

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  • Two workers missing after fatal blast at United States corn mill
Two workers missing after fatal blast at United States corn mill

The AP says OSHA's citation in 2011 was the last one the agency issued to the plant. Cambria Village President Glen Williams said the plant, in a community of about 770 people, is an economic anchor in the area. The Associated Press is reporting that OSHA cited the plant six years ago, because workers were exposed to explosion and fire haza...

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  • Trump to announce decision on Paris climate agreement
Trump to announce decision on Paris climate agreement

The decision would be a significant foreign policy break with almost every other nation on earth and a major reversal of the Obama administration's efforts on climate change . Language for the withdrawal was still being prepared Wednesday, and will likely include specific legal conditions crafted by Trump's administration. "I will be announcing...

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  • Documents: Doctor arrested at Trump Hotel spoke of McVeigh
Documents: Doctor arrested at Trump Hotel spoke of McVeigh

Bryan Moles , a doctor from Edinboro, Pennsylvania , had just checked in to the Trump Hotel, just blocks away from the White House, before he was taken into custody by DC police and the Secret Service. and said he was heading to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and would stay until he met with Trump. Moles' Facebook page is sprinkled with comments and...

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  • Senate Republicans Could Save Trumpcare With This One Weird Trick
Senate Republicans Could Save Trumpcare With This One Weird Trick

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, is on a 13-member panel picked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to work on repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with something, well, better. That's according to a new poll out today from the Kaiser Family Foundation . ("One option under consideration: Delaying repeal of Obamacare's taxes t...

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