• Minnesota officer acquitted in shooting of Philando Castile
Minnesota officer acquitted in shooting of Philando Castile

Reynolds livestreamed the aftermath on Facebook , drawing worldwide attention to Castile's death. A key part of the prosecution case was statements Yanez made that seemed to suggest he didn't know where the gun was. "My son loved this city, and this city killed my son", Valerie Castile said outside the courthouse Friday, "We're not evolving as a...

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  • Donald Trump supporters turn on special counsel Robert Mueller
Donald Trump supporters turn on special counsel Robert Mueller

Some in support of Trump are concerned that an investigation by political opponents of the president , with the power of the DOJ behind them, could result in criticisms - or worse - over semantics and the like. Ruddy was interviewed after visiting the White House - but not the president - earlier in the day. After stating his shock that the pr...

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  • Border Patrol arrests 4 men at medical camp run by aid group
Border Patrol arrests 4 men at medical camp run by aid group

The camp itself is a collection of about a dozen makeshift structures, all of which are on a parcel of private property, that has grown bit by bit over the last decade. The Border Patrol's search of the camp showed a "palpable difference" from how an encounter with the agents played out weeks before, long-term volunteer Tim Juge told the Star durin...

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  • Girl Who Helped Her Boyfriend Kill Himself Through Texts Convicted of Manslaughter
Girl Who Helped Her Boyfriend Kill Himself Through Texts Convicted of Manslaughter

Roy poisoned himself by inhaling carbon monoxide while inside his pickup truck. The trial hinged on a sprawling archive of text messages in which Carter and Roy each shared their inner demons, including his depression and desire to kill himself and her eating disorder.

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  • New Life Baptist Church to hold one-day Bible Camp
New Life Baptist Church to hold one-day Bible Camp

Tucker, city of Danville Director of Economic Development, an accomplished musician and renown pianist for 28 years, who will give a piano concert. The theme is "Celebrate Jesus". New Bethel Baptist Church: 1507 Hillman St., Youngstown, 8:30 a.m.to 1 p.m. Monday through June 23. Open to children of all ages. The church will host vacation Bible sch...

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  • Sessions to Appear Before Senate Panel Probing Russian Links to Election
Sessions to Appear Before Senate Panel Probing Russian Links to Election

In a letter on Saturday to Senator Richard Shelby Mr Sessions said that he had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before House and Senate Appropriations sub-committees but that it had become clear some members would focus their questions on the Russian Federation investigation.

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  • Deputy AG Rosenstein: Special counsel will have 'full independence' for Russia probe
Deputy AG Rosenstein: Special counsel will have 'full independence' for Russia probe

The possibility that Trump might at some point want to fire Mueller has to be viewed quite seriously. The responsibility for appointing (or theoretically firing) Mueller lies with Rosenstein because his boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, recused himself in March from all investigations involving Russian Federation and the 2016 elections.

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  • Trump slams widening Mueller probe
Trump slams widening Mueller probe

He also told lawmakers that Trump was not personally the target of an investigation while he was still the head of the FBI. Grassley's office said the letter is in response to a recent letter from Feinstein requesting that the committee seek details from senior Federal Bureau of Investigation leadership about Comey's interactions with President ...

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  • Mueller meets with Senate Russia investigators
Mueller meets with Senate Russia investigators

Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue", Spicer said. One of Trump's attorneys, during an interview on Sunday, wouldn't rule out the possibility the president would fire the special counsel . "He comes from a law firm that represents members of the Trump family", Ruddy said. During the 1990s, President Bill Clinton and support...

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  • Trump blasts reported obstruction probe over 'phony' Russian Federation story
Trump blasts reported obstruction probe over 'phony' Russian Federation story

Investigators in Mueller's office are set to interview Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers , a source familiar with the matter has told CNN . Mr Comey testified under oath that Mr Trump had told him during a private meeting: "I hope you can see your way clear to letting th...

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  • Mother, adult daughters found dead at OH home
Mother, adult daughters found dead at OH home

Police identified them as 71-year-old Rogell Eugene John and 64-year-old Roberta Ray John . The 45-year-old man was removed from a home in Brunswick, south of Cleveland in the U.S. He was released in March 2000. Police went to the Brunswick home to arrest the suspect after learning of his location. There had been a woman in the house, b...

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  • Rep. Scalise remains in critical condition after surgery
Rep. Scalise remains in critical condition after surgery

His doctors say Rep. Scalise will be in the hospital for a considerable amount of time , possibly weeks. Sava also said Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner , who was also transported to the MedStar facility is now, "in good condition and she's in good spirits".

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  • Investigators for special counsel will soon speak to senior intelligence officials
Investigators for special counsel will soon speak to senior intelligence officials

The effort to muddy the waters surrounding the investigation is coming amid growing White House concern that the probe could detract from the president's agenda for months or years to come. We don't have to believe former FBI Director James Comey's account of Trump's threats and blandishments. Ruddy, who met with undisclosed officials at the Whit...

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  • Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'
Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'

Sylvester Stallone famously wrote and starred in the greatest underdog movie ever told, but it was the humanist director of Joe and Save the Tiger who brought the film to vivid life on camera, and imbued what could have been a simple melodrama with powerful realism.

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  • Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearings Tuesday
Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearings Tuesday

Still, Chris Ruddy , the CEO of Newsmax and a Trump friend, suggested the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mueller from his position as special counsel. If Rosenstein declined, the task would then fall to acting solicitor general Jeffrey Wall. Gingrich, however, worries. Trump called because "I have been very clear" about Mue...

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  • Rosenstein: I Wouldn't Fire Mueller From Russia Probe Without 'Good Cause'
Rosenstein: I Wouldn't Fire Mueller From Russia Probe Without 'Good Cause'

Some have alleged that Mueller can not be a fair special counsel because of his relationship with former FBI Director James Comey, who was sacked by President Donald Trump last month. - James Quarles contributed $32,800 to Democrats and $2,700 to Republicans from 1998 to 2016. The talk about dismissing Mueller appeared to be coming from Trump all...

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  • Injured Capitol Police Officer Throws Out Pitch At Congressional Baseball Game
Injured Capitol Police Officer Throws Out Pitch At Congressional Baseball Game

Wednesday's shooting, though, appears to have changed the debate. The FBI has also recovered and are processing Hodgkinson's cellphone, a computer and a camera. Most importantly, we are forever grateful for the heroism of Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey , who saved the lives of everyone at the baseball field that morning, including...

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  • Trump under investigation for possible obstruction
Trump under investigation for possible obstruction

But it was released shortly after The Washington Post reported - citing unnamed U.S. officials familiar with the matter - that the business dealings of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are being investigated by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller , who has been investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 electio...

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  • Trump 'faces obstruction of justice probe'
Trump 'faces obstruction of justice probe'

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issued a statement Thursday night warning Americans not to "accept as true" stories based on "anonymous officials". Mr Comey said he was "sure" Mr Mueller was looking at whether Mr Trump had obstructed justice. The president has long vehemently denied any collusion with Moscow.

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  • Scalise doctor hopes for 'excellent recovery' despite risk
Scalise doctor hopes for 'excellent recovery' despite risk

Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, arrived at the hospital via helicopter in shock, with intense internal bleeding and "an imminent risk of death", Sava said . "Earlier today, [Scalise] underwent a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg". Scalise will need more operations for his injuries, but doctors ca...

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  • Portraits emerge of officers hailed as heroes at shooting
Portraits emerge of officers hailed as heroes at shooting

Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin is considering leveling a libel lawsuit against the New York Times after the paper ran an editorial associating her with the 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.). " The only reason they were there was because we had a member of leadership on our team". Or, even better, "But there turned o...

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  • Fairbury Elks Lodge Hosts Moving Flag Day Ritual
Fairbury Elks Lodge Hosts Moving Flag Day Ritual

Residents gathered at the Fairbury Elks Lodge to watch the ceremony and help in singing the National Anthem and "God Bless America". "It's just our way of taking care of the flag that represents this country", Swoger said. One recognizes a friend of his wife, who gave his life in Vietnam in 1969; and one is there for Miller's own childhood friend...

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  • Newt Gingrich: Trump Cannot Obstruct Justice
Newt Gingrich: Trump Cannot Obstruct Justice

Those words, of course, do not square with perhaps the most famous vote Gingrich ever cast as a member of Congress - a vote in favor of the impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton . Stop". Gingrich's observations also came amid news reports of President Trump added another high-powered lawyer to his personal team and Vice President Mike P...

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  • Jury reaches verdict in death of Philando Castile
Jury reaches verdict in death of Philando Castile

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the state capitol in St. Paul on Friday evening, and a series of speakers demanded justice for minorities in the American judicial system and stronger accountability measures for police. Jurors deliberated for all or part of five days. A subdued Ramsey County Attorney John Choi expressed his disappoint...

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  • Thousands Gather at the State Capitol to Protest Yanez Verdict
Thousands Gather at the State Capitol to Protest Yanez Verdict

The jury reached its verdict of not guilty on the manslaughter charge as well as the two counts of risky discharge of a firearm Friday afternoon after about 30 hours of deliberations. He didn't deserve to die the way he did. Ploussard said the prosecution did not prove its case the way the law is written. "He did nothing but comply with Officer...

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  • A different kind of Penguins parade at Pittsburgh's National Aviary
A different kind of Penguins parade at Pittsburgh's National Aviary

In order to defend their Stanley Cup this season, the Pens had to play just three games short of the maximum amount of games a team can play in a season to accomplish their goal. Eastern time. For the second time in as many years, downtown Pittsburgh will be jam packed as they prepare to honor their heroes of the ice. Over the next few months...

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  • Escaped Ga. Inmates Who Killed 2 Guards Captured In Tennessee, Police Say
Escaped Ga. Inmates Who Killed 2 Guards Captured In Tennessee, Police Say

Donnie Rowe , 43, and Ricky DuBose , 24, were captured in Murfreesboro, Tenn. after a chase, authorities confirmed . Due to their tireless efforts, the public is safe. Dubose and Donnie Russell Rowe escaped after killing two prison guards during a bus transport in Geo. The other prisoners on the bus Tuesday were taken to the Putnam County Sh...

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  • Doctors Update Condition of Congressman Shot at Baseball Practice
Doctors Update Condition of Congressman Shot at Baseball Practice

Sava said that, while Scalise remains in critical condition, his risk of death is substantially lower now than when he came in. Sava said Scalise's vital signs, including blood pressure, pulse and breathing, had stabilized since he was shot, but he emphasized that the 51-year-old congressman would require further surgery.

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  • Bill Cosby sexual assault trial: Jury to deliberate for third straight day
Bill Cosby sexual assault trial: Jury to deliberate for third straight day

Their every move is made under the watchful eyes of security officers in a courthouse that is beginning to look like a fortress with squadrons of heavily armed men and at least one police dog. Jurors have deliberated some 21 hours since getting the case Monday. In closing statements, they portrayed the actor as a sexual predator who deliberatel...

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  • What exactly is the jury weighing in the Yanez case?
What exactly is the jury weighing in the Yanez case?

Yanez, who pleaded not guilty, testified on Friday in Ramsey County District Court in St. Paul that Castile disregarded the officer's commands and began reaching for a firearm he had disclosed he had in his possession. The defense attorney said Castile ignored Yanez's orders and "his hand was down here", demonstrating to jurors where Castile's hand...

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  • Russia Investigation Now Includes Jared Kushner
Russia Investigation Now Includes Jared Kushner

President Donald Trump says the economy is improving and job numbers are up, despite the "phony Witch Hunt " against him. It wasn't clear whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports this week that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firi...

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  • Cosby jury ends first day of deliberations without a verdict
Cosby jury ends first day of deliberations without a verdict

If Cosby testifies, and denies drugging and molesting Constand or anyone else, the judge might allow more accusers to testify as rebuttal witnesses. Constand initially told police about the alleged assault in January 2005, a year after she says it took place. Other witnesses in the trial included Constand's mother, a woman who accused Cos...

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  • Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation
Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation

Mueller may want to learn about Trump's conversations with Rosenstein , the Justice Department official who wrote the memo criticizing Comey's performance before his firing on May 9. "It certainly sounds like the president is adding Rod Rosenstein to the enemy's list along with Bob Mueller and James Comey and an ever increasing number o...

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  • Congressional Democrats to Sue Trump over Foreign Payments to His Businesses
Congressional Democrats to Sue Trump over Foreign Payments to His Businesses

This is not the only lawsuit Trump faces over the Emoluments Clause . Trump has stepped back from daily management of the Trump Organization , but he has moved the assets into a trust, headed by his two oldest sons and a business associate.

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  • 2 elementary school children injured in shooting near Chicago playground
2 elementary school children injured in shooting near Chicago playground

Both sustained non-life threatening injuries. Johnson said the two girls were unintended victims who were shot by that gunfire. Langford says the children were taken to Comer Children's Hospital. "These little kids out here are out here trying to have an end-of-the-year picnic and they get shot?" The school has about 300 students from pre-kinde...

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