• Tillerson gets earful on climate change from Arctic governments
Tillerson gets earful on climate change from Arctic governments

President Trump promised in his election campaign to withdraw from the 2015 Paris accord, which commits nearly 200 nations to reducing emissions that lead to climate change. Ministers also signed the Fairbanks Declaration, which reviews the work of the Council during the outgoing U.S. Chairmanship and provides guidance for the Council's work during...

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  • Hiding info on Hillary probe wouldve been
Hiding info on Hillary probe wouldve been "catastrophic"

Democrats have charged that Comey's decision to reopen the probe may have been politically motivated and helped swing the election in Donald Trump's favor. Rice has said she did nothing improper. Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee , Comey was responding to a line of questioning from Sen.

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  • Trump signs order to ease ban on political activity by churches
Trump signs order to ease ban on political activity by churches

In a full-page ad printed in Politico , more than 1,300 members of clergy argue that the order would turn religious freedom "into a weapon to discriminate against broad swaths of our nation, including LGBTQ people, women, and children in foster care".

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  • Top Senate Intel Dem: Comey Won't Appear Before Committee Next Week
Top Senate Intel Dem: Comey Won't Appear Before Committee Next Week

The latest developments marked a major escalation in Trump's public feud with Comey, who was leading an investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, and also trying to ascertain whether there was any collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

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  • White House movie theatre to open for public
White House movie theatre to open for public

U.S. first lady Melania Trump applauds United States Army Chorus during a "celebration of military mothers" event at the White House in Washington May 12, 2017. . " The White House belongs to the people of this country ", Trump said in a statement. "I believe everyone who takes the time to visit and tour the White House should have as much acce...

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  • Bill Shine leaves Fox News after 20 years
Bill Shine leaves Fox News after 20 years

Shine had been with Fox since its inception more than 20 years ago. "We will miss him". Scott has denied the claims and, on Tuesday through a Fox News spokesperson, she released a statement saying she "never asked any women at Fox News - on-air or off - to support Roger Ailes".

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  • Mormon church ends sponsorship of Boy Scouts for older teenagers
Mormon church ends sponsorship of Boy Scouts for older teenagers

But the Scouts has been grappling with declining membership for years and has enjoyed an unusually close bond with the Mormons for more than a century due to their shared values. In both cases, the Boy Scouts assured its religious chartering organizations they will be able to organize their troops in a way fully consistent with their religious beli...

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  • White House delays meeting on Paris climate deal
White House delays meeting on Paris climate deal

Administration lawyers have warned that such a downward adjustment in carbon reduction could lead to lawsuits, putting another White House policy in the hands of the courts amid ongoing legal challenges to Trump's proposed visa ban and his vow to strip "sanctuary cities" of federal funding.

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  • Trump Pledges To Move Swiftly To Nominate New FBI Chief
Trump Pledges To Move Swiftly To Nominate New FBI Chief

And while he had no evidence of Russian collusion with the Trump team, Graham said, "the president needs to back off and let the investigation go forward". He also said Sunday that Trump firing Comey was "very disturbing" and "unacceptable", while acknowledging he doesn't know exactly what the president was thinking.

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  • Texas Senator John Cornyn reportedly in running to head Federal Bureau of Investigation
Texas Senator John Cornyn reportedly in running to head Federal Bureau of Investigation

Texas Republican Cornyn noted in a statement Friday that his priority was serving in the Senate. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is facing growing questions about whether he secretly recorded his conversations with Comey. When Lloyd Bentsen resigned from the U.S. Senate to become secretary of the U.S. Treasury in 1993, Gov. Garcia was U.S. ...

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  • Red Sox Permanently Ban Fan from Fenway Park for Racial Slur Use
Red Sox Permanently Ban Fan from Fenway Park for Racial Slur Use

Then the umpires backed it up. After the Cavs coasted to a 2-0 series lead against the Raptors Wednesday, James shared his thoughts on the incident in Boston involving Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, who was the subject of racial slurs including the N-word by Red Sox fans and the target of a thrown bag of peanuts.

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  • Where Texas senators stand on American Health Care Act
Where Texas senators stand on American Health Care Act

Coloradans deserve a health care system that provides access to affordable health insurance and health care services. And in so doing, Blum and others are understating the impact of the bill that, if enacted, could drop millions from their insurance by next year.

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  • Kurdish-led forces say they will advance on IS capital
Kurdish-led forces say they will advance on IS capital

The capture of Tabqa and its nearby dam on the Euphrates river marked a major milestone in the SDF campaign against IS. The SDF also announced it would hand over the town to civilian administrators. The news of the US directly arming Kurdish forces made global headlines and prompted strong condemnations from Turkey, but it is not that drastic a...

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  • Firestorm over Comey's dismissal adds to Trump frustrations
Firestorm over Comey's dismissal adds to Trump frustrations

The White House press secretary was spotted hiding "among the bushes" to avoid taking reporters' questions on Tuesday according to the Washington Post . I understand that the media has been treating the Trump administration with hostility. Trump himself gave a hint that Comey's dismissal might have been linked to the Russian Federation i...

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  • New Orleans Removes Confederate Statue In Predawn Operation
New Orleans Removes Confederate Statue In Predawn Operation

With dozens of demonstrators pro and con looking on from a distance, crews began the process early Thursday of removing a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis , reports the CBS affiliate here, WWL-TV. Crews surrounded the statue of Jefferson Davis after midnight Thursday. That message came after rumors had already been stoked ea...

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  • Trump threatens Comey: 'Better hope' there are no tapes of our conversations
Trump threatens Comey: 'Better hope' there are no tapes of our conversations

President Trump sent a shocking warning to now-ex FBI Director James Comey Friday, via Twitter . The president said a new director could be named by Friday, the day he departs for his first presidential foreign trip. Mr Trump's denial came as the turmoil surrounding Mr Comey's dismissal showed no sign of abating. "As a very active President ...

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  • Overruling DA's Office, Judge Calls for Amtrak Driver's Arrest
Overruling DA's Office, Judge Calls for Amtrak Driver's Arrest

Municipal Court Judge Marsha Neifield has asked the DA's Office to charge Brandon Bostian with involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment. The train's data recorder showed it was traveling at 106 miles per hour around a sharp curve with a speed limit of 50. Otherwise, veteran lawyer Richard Sprague said, "it's nearly like inviting dri...

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  • Rewards Offered For Info On Yellowstone Wolf Shooting
Rewards Offered For Info On Yellowstone Wolf Shooting

The female wolf was one of three white wolves in the park. National Park Service law enforcement believes the wolf was shot on the north side of the park, near Gardiner, or near the Old Yellowstone Trail which is located in the park on the northern boundary.

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  • Torch-bearing throng protests efforts to remove Lee statue
Torch-bearing throng protests efforts to remove Lee statue

One politician said it evoked KKK rallies meant to intimidate people of color. Chanting "All White Lives Matter", and "No More Brother Wars ", the crowd, which said they were protecting their "white heritage" from the Charlottesville City Council's decision to remove a statue in the Virginia town's park.

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  • Mormon church cuts ties with Boy Scout programs in US, Canada
Mormon church cuts ties with Boy Scout programs in US, Canada

The Boy Scouts began admitting gay Scouts in 2013 and transgender youth this year. But the church said this did not influence its decision to pull out of the programs. The church said it will continue to use Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs for boys ages 8-13 - more than 280,000 Mormon boys in the US and Canada. Effie Delimarkos, a spokesperson ...

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  • President Donald Trump establishes Election Integrity Commission to study voter fraud
President Donald Trump establishes Election Integrity Commission to study voter fraud

Kris Kobach , the Kansas secretary of state, who has played a leading role in the drive to crack down on undocumented immigrants, will be appointed as vice president of the commission. Democrats have frequently accused Republicans of trying to suppress turnout among minority and low-income voters. President Trump will be signing an executive ord...

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  • Former AG Yates tells Senate she warned of Flynn vulnerability
Former AG Yates tells Senate she warned of Flynn vulnerability

Yates was appointed for the transition period as a "neutral" administrator until President Donald Trump would appoint a successor. On Monday, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates told Congress that, just days into the Trump presidency, she warned the White House that Flynn had lied to hide private meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey...

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  • Trump signs religious liberty order
Trump signs religious liberty order

That language was not included in Thursday's executive order. As governor of Indiana, Pence signed a religious freedom law that was widely denounced as discriminatory and offensive to LGBT individuals. It aims to eradicate the Johnson Amendment, which is a piece of legislation that bans tax-exempt religious organisations from directly or indire...

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  • Travis Scott Reportedly Arrested For Inciting A Riot
Travis Scott Reportedly Arrested For Inciting A Riot

News that the music man , whose real name is Jacques Webster, encouraged people to rush the stage during his concert and bypass the security protocols ensuring concert-goer safety. The couple has been inseparable ever since they started dating and were seen at Coachella together as well as at Travis' birthday party in New York City a few weeks a...

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  • Trump Confident Senate Will Join House in Repealing US Health Law
Trump Confident Senate Will Join House in Repealing US Health Law

Collins, along with fellow Republican Senators Rob Portman, of OH, and Lindsey Graham, of SC, have in recent days spoken out forcefully against parts of the House bill, with Graham saying it "needs to be viewed with suspicion" and Portman asserting that "it does not meet the test of stability" for people who rely on the "safety net" of Medicaid.

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  • Reds' bats can't back Bonilla in 3-1 loss to Giants
Reds' bats can't back Bonilla in 3-1 loss to Giants

Following the teams' 17-inning marathon last night, will today's Reds and Giants game at 4:05PM ET be high-scoring? They were not happy to be delayed an extra two hours. "I was just trying to slow myself down where I'm thinking about only the moment I'm in, not about future innings or who's on deck", Moore said. "It was a big out".

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  • As Farmers Worry, Agriculture Department Will Promote Trade
As Farmers Worry, Agriculture Department Will Promote Trade

The Foreign Agricultural Service will report to the undersecretary of trade. Aderholt says he's encouraged by the Trump Administration's decision to make the position a reality. As part of the USDA reorganization, Perdue also announced the creation of a newly named Farm Production and Conservation mission area to have a customer focus and meet USDA...

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  • Mom of Ohio boy who killed himself vows he
Mom of Ohio boy who killed himself vows he "will be heard"

Her attorneys counter that Reynolds decided on her own to pick him up and took him to the hospital after her sister, who was baby-sitting while Reynolds was at work, called to say Gabriel had vomited and was complaining of stomach pains. Gabriel stayed home the day afterward and returned to school the following day. The police department have clo...

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  • President Trump slams media after Yates, Clapper testimony on Russian Federation
President Trump slams media after Yates, Clapper testimony on Russian Federation

She appeared before a Senate panel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and told of her discussions with White House counsel Don McGahn. All of the testimony confirmed statements made by the Trump administration as the President reverted to his previous claims of "fake news". Democratic Sen.

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  • School: Boy, 8, Who Killed Himself Never Said He Was Bullied
School: Boy, 8, Who Killed Himself Never Said He Was Bullied

Gabriel died a suicide January 26 at home. Attorneys for the mother of Gabriel Taye says a video shows the boy being thrown against a wall by another child in a bathroom entrance and knocked unconscious for approximately 7½ minutes, before an assistant principal and school nurse came to his aid.

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  • 2 die in shooting at Dallas-area college
2 die in shooting at Dallas-area college

When an active-shooter alarm rang at North Lake, a two-year public school in Dallas , students were ordered to remain locked in their rooms. "I saw him shooting her three times", she said . As officers were trying to find the gunman, McLellan said that policemen stopped many cars which were leaving the campus hoping to find the killer.

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  • 8-year-old was assaulted by classmate before killing himself
8-year-old was assaulted by classmate before killing himself

School officials called the boy's mother the day her son was bullied and said he had fainted, attorney Carla Leader told The Associated Press . It was not until March that the video was brought to their knowledge. The school spokeswoman said administrators weren't aware of the recording until days later when the detective investigating Gabriel's...

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  • Trump says he could name Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week
Trump says he could name Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

Mr. Trump told reporters on Air Force One that he may select Comey's successor before leaving for his first foreign trip next week. His comments came ahead of an address to students at Liberty University, an evangelical institution that was created to both inspire the youth audience and help lift the darkened mood that hangs over his administra...

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  • Images of Trump's 100th Day Rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Images of Trump's 100th Day Rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Last night was both the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner - which Trump, in characteristically childish fashion, chose to skip. Here are the top five moments from his speech. It's a very long flight. It's hard for Vlad to make it. Vlad can't just make it on a Saturday, it's a Saturday! He continued, "I never liked the press, but I took my...

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  • Unions, immigrant groups to march in California cities
Unions, immigrant groups to march in California cities

FULL LIST: Protesters recognize May Day in Oakland with chants, chainsThe crowd is expected to be at Just Herman Plaza listening to speakers until noon and then march down Market Street to Civic Center Plaza where a stage is set up for speakers.

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