• US Justice Dept orders prosecutors to seek toughest sentences
US Justice Dept orders prosecutors to seek toughest sentences

Sessions rescinded two policy memos signed by a predecessor, former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. The adherence to charging the highest possible crime is a departure from the way both Republicans and Democrats have come to think about criminal justice policy in recent years.

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  • Police Chief, 2 Nursing Home Employees Killed in Ohio
Police Chief, 2 Nursing Home Employees Killed in Ohio

DiSario responded to the scene from the nearby Kirkersville Police station on a call of a disturbance and a man in the street with a gun. "In the last communication authorities received from the chief, he said he had the shooter in sight".

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  • Police chief, 3 others dead after Licking County nursing home shooting
Police chief, 3 others dead after Licking County nursing home shooting

Pine Kirk Care Center is a 24-bed facility in a converted residential residence, said Peter Van Runkle, executive director of the Ohio Health Care Association, a nursing-home industry group. "I was in my driveway", she said. "It's a real hard day for all of us", Thorp said. The employees were Marlina Medrano, a nurse, and 48-year-old Cindy K...

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  • Democrats outraged at timing of Comey's firing
Democrats outraged at timing of Comey's firing

On Tuesday, the White House previously said President Trump fired Comey at the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump says, "The FBI is one of our Nation's most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement".

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  • UO Says State's Rejection Of Tuition Increase Is A
UO Says State's Rejection Of Tuition Increase Is A "Tremendous Setback"

The HECC votes against raising tuition were welcomed by student groups that rallied this spring against the hikes. A few years ago, legislators required HECC to sign off on tuition increases of more than 5 percent. Following HECC's approval, the increase will take effect for the 2017-18 school year, bringing base tuition for a 15-credit load from...

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  • US Senate Republican leader opposes new Russia investigation
US Senate Republican leader opposes new Russia investigation

Cruz helped formulate the working group of Republican senators charged with drafting a new version of the healthcare bill that recently passed the House. "The working group that counts is all 52 of us, and we're having extensive meetings" daily, said McConnell. "Nobody's being excluded based on gender".

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  • GOP lawmaker cautions health care bill is Obamacare 'tweak'
GOP lawmaker cautions health care bill is Obamacare 'tweak'

Two-term Rep. Rod Blum, who represents a swing district that includes Dubuque and Cedar Rapids, is among the conservative House Republicans who campaigned angrily against then-President Barack Obama's signature health law for two years, only to accept a bill they say did not undo enough of the 2010 law.

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  • Spicer Won't Account For Dramatically Shifting Explanations Of Comey Firing
Spicer Won't Account For Dramatically Shifting Explanations Of Comey Firing

They've distanced the decision from the FBI probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 campaign, only to later suggest Comey's firing would aid the investigation. "As I mentioned to Zeke, this is always going to be the President's decision". Thursday: "We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity", San...

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  • Russian Federation probe to be 'absolutely done properly', Comey's exit won't affect it
Russian Federation probe to be 'absolutely done properly', Comey's exit won't affect it

May 2, 2017 - Clinton says questionable decisions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation , along with misogyny and Russian interference, influenced the outcome of the November 8 election. 24 percent accepted the Trump administration's official explanation for Comey's firing: his alleged mishandling of the inquiry into Hillary Clinton's email...

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  • McConnell: GOP Healthcare Bill Will Be Simple Majority Vote in Senate
McConnell: GOP Healthcare Bill Will Be Simple Majority Vote in Senate

Price is defending a bill narrowly passed by the House last week to undo parts of the health care law enacted under President Barack Obama. This is especially true for states that expanded their Medicaid programs and could now see a huge pool of federal health care money evaporate.

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  • Sheriff: Gunman kills police chief, 2 nursing home workers
Sheriff: Gunman kills police chief, 2 nursing home workers

Two employees of the center and the suspected gunman were found dead inside the nursing home, the sheriff said. Two victims were employees of the nursing home, and authorities believe the [other] person was the shooter, Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said.

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  • Four Dead in Ohio Nursing Home Shooting
Four Dead in Ohio Nursing Home Shooting

He had six children and was expecting the birth of a seventh. A shooting at a nursing home in OH left four people dead on Friday morning. Disario had been the police chief for about three weeks, Thorp said. The scene is about five miles west of Hebron in Licking County. Thorp said authorities believe a fourth body is that of the shooter, but ...

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  • Ryan says House health bill coverage sufficient
Ryan says House health bill coverage sufficient

The bill's passage was a victory for President Donald Trump toward his promise to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. I did not imagine he and Congress would vote to end Medicaid. That is money the Affordable Care Act used to help offset losses for insurance companies covering sick patients. The Senate could override th...

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  • Sen. Lee thanks Sec. Zinke for listening to Utahns about monument abuse
Sen. Lee thanks Sec. Zinke for listening to Utahns about monument abuse

Zinke's trip to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument on Wednesday caps his four-day visit to Utah to inspect two national monuments in a review ordered by President Donald Trump. Instead, Zinke turned his vehicle around after passing and stayed for about half an hour to shake everybody's hands and talk with them. "We're not anti-monument.

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  • Trump Signs Executive Order That Creates Committee To Investigate Voter Fraud
Trump Signs Executive Order That Creates Committee To Investigate Voter Fraud

The President first raised the issue of voter fraud in a tweet late November after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton emerged with almost 3 million more popular votes. Trump claimed widespread voter fraud to explain why Hillary Clinton won the popular vote with nearly 3 million votes, despite providing zero proof. Trump had previously iden...

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  • Pence 'bops' boy in face, and child demands apology
Pence 'bops' boy in face, and child demands apology

VP Pence launched into remarks thanking the attendees for supporting their family members serving at home and overseas. The entire speech went without a hitch - until the very end, at least. "Excuse me, excuse me." he called, as seen in a video put together by The Huffington Post. Determined to get the apology he rightly deserved, the child fol...

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  • US Attorney General wants tougher laws, sentences on drug crimes
US Attorney General wants tougher laws, sentences on drug crimes

The Sessions policy harkens back to the Bush-era "Aschroft memo ", which stated that "federal prosecutors must charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense". The move swiftly drew outrage from progressives. Among its directives is the statement , " Any inconsistent previous policy of the Department of Justice related to these m...

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  • U.S. prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments
U.S. prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

Bush-era Attorney General John Ashcroft, which demanded federal prosecutors must, in all criminal cases, charge the most serious offense they had a strong likelihood of proving beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. The top Senate Democrat said Rosenstein had asked to meet with him when the deputy attorney general visited Capitol Hill Thursday to di...

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  • A strong field, an unpredictable course at Players
A strong field, an unpredictable course at Players

WILD ROUND: Justin Thomas went just over the back of the green on the par-3 13th, rolled it up to about 3 feet and knocked it in for par. He split the fairway, then hit an iron shot from 96 yards that bounced once, hit the flag, and rolled off the green.

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation director says he's looking into possible leaks to Giuliani
Federal Bureau of Investigation director says he's looking into possible leaks to Giuliani

Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., who separated previous year from top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. But Comey said it was the right choice and he would do it again if he had to. So that argument doesn't hold up. "I think clearly his point was after some of the comments that were made yesterday regarding the reason for the outcome of the election".

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  • Israel is an 'occupying power — United Nations organization
Israel is an 'occupying power — United Nations organization

The Prime Minister's comment echoed a statement by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) on Monday, in which she derided the UNESCO resolution and the denial of the fact of Israel's sovereignty in Jerusalem as "fake history". UNESCO's headquarters in Paris, France. Sweden was presumably referring to Arab states' softening of the re...

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  • Acting FBI chief declines to say if Trump is under investigation
Acting FBI chief declines to say if Trump is under investigation

The FBI has been in turmoil", Trump told NBC News' Lester Holt. "I have heard that directly from him that information was relayed directly to him from director Comey", she said. He also said Mr Comey had "broad support" within the agency, which contradicted White House officials. Burr added that whatever course the FBI decides to take in ...

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  • Severe storms kill at least seven in southern US
Severe storms kill at least seven in southern US

The numbers could continue to rise as officials and rescuers search for those still lost or unaccounted for. Officials planned a press conference for 9 a.m. Tornado warnings continued throughout the evening for multiple areas including Smith and Wood counties. The governor of Arkansas declared a state of emergency in response to the storms and fl...

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  • Chicago Bear Kevin White's Vehicle Among Series of Carjackings in Chicago
Chicago Bear Kevin White's Vehicle Among Series of Carjackings in Chicago

White's girlfriend was rear-ended at a stop sign in the city's West Town neighborhood. The "bumper-tapping" tactic has been reported in a number of auto thefts over the last month. This was one of many vehicle thefts in Chicago over the past month or so, all of similar nature. Sometimes they use a female to bump the other vehicle.

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  • Nigerian official says more Chibok girls have been released
Nigerian official says more Chibok girls have been released

The commendation came in a statement signed by the Convener of the group and former minister, Oby Ezekwesili on Sunday in Abuja , the nation's capital. Human rights groups have criticized the decision to keep the girls in custody in Abuja , almost 560 miles from Chibok. Yesterday's release was the outcome of the ongoing negotiations with the ...

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  • Is goal still to make health care affordable?
Is goal still to make health care affordable?

The White House faced harsh criticism when the initial Republican health care bill failed to secure enough votes, forcing House Republicans to cancel the vote at the last minute. Just 11% of voters said they thought the bill would bring down healthcare costs, while 42% said it would cause costs to rise. "See, there wasn't a second attempt".

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  • Moon's rise to power in S Korea causes worries, hopes abroad
Moon's rise to power in S Korea causes worries, hopes abroad

North Korea has warned that the deployment of a US-made missile system in South Korea will turn the Korean Peninsula into a nuclear battlefield. Ties between Seoul and Beijing have soured over the South's deployment of a controversial United States anti-missile system aimed at guarding against threats from the nuclear-armed North.

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  • NCAA lacrosse tournament a sign of more parity
NCAA lacrosse tournament a sign of more parity

A second-team All-SEC selection and two-time SEC Player of the Week this season, Hudson has turned in 16 overall singles victories, including 11 at the No. I think if I was needed, I would've done my best to pull through. "Just like the old days". "You've got to be able to rely on everybody at every spot and you've got to be competitive at every sp...

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  • No charges expected in Louisiana police shooting of black man
No charges expected in Louisiana police shooting of black man

Police in Baton Rouge , the Lousiana capital, said on Wednesday they had arrested three women at a late-night protest on a city highway near police headquarters. The DOJ report recounts the interaction between Sterling and the police officers, which lasted 90 seconds, step-by step. Officers said that Sterling was attempting to pull a loaded gun ...

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  • Raw videos show tornadoes slamming Van Zandt County
Raw videos show tornadoes slamming Van Zandt County

The National Weather Service says at least one tornado hit Canton, while tornadoes also were reported in surrounding areas. Furthermore, the convective weather event also resulted in heavy snow and blizzard conditions that were cited from the Rockies into the Plains and Upper Midwest, says Aon.

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  • Mormon church pulls older teens out of Boy Scouts
Mormon church pulls older teens out of Boy Scouts

Thursday's decision may be the first step towards a larger Mormon exodus from the BSA ― fueled partly by the rapid growth of the church. Who can lead a Scout troop has been a more controversial question. The Boy Scouts of America are one of the top organizations in the country and world for training young men to be model citizens. The Church is a...

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  • State police: 3 dead, including deputy, in rural Arkansas
State police: 3 dead, including deputy, in rural Arkansas

CT, Sadler said. In an interview with KATV, a man identifying himself as the defendant's father, James Bowden Sr., said the police were originally called to the home because his son and his son's girlfriend had been arguing. During the traffic stop, Lt. Mainhart was shot and later died from his injuries. On Thursday evening in Dardanelle, about...

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  • Pentagon tries to ease Turkey's concerns with arming Kurds
Pentagon tries to ease Turkey's concerns with arming Kurds

The capture of a key Syrian town and a nearby dam from Islamic State group militants by Syrian Kurdish-led forces undermines the IS's ability to defend its de facto capital, Raqqa and disrupts its ability to plan attacks in Western countries, the US -led global coalition said Thursday.

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  • Arizona police: Woman allegedly switched flour for formula
Arizona police: Woman allegedly switched flour for formula

That child was treated and released from the hospital on Friday, May. Police said parents who may have bought formula from one of the stores should examine the container carefully. Tucson police said they would release exact addresses of where they believe LaPlante may have tampered with baby formula via social media . Police rushed to make th...

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  • Justice Department Probes Dallas-Area White-on-Black Police Shooting
Justice Department Probes Dallas-Area White-on-Black Police Shooting

The police department in Balch Springs, Texas, fired the officer who fatally shot an unarmed 15-year-old as he left a party, according to reports . His two brothers were in the auto with him and watched him die, an Edwards family lawyer has said.

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