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Author: 0 Trump heralds 'rare opportunity' to bring peace, as he lands in Israel

On the two day trip, President Trump is to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas separately and also visit holy sites. A senior official who was part of the Palestinian delegation said Trump is planning to try to relaunch peace talks, with a goal of reaching an agreement within a year.

Author: 0 Trump says firing 'nut job' Comey took off pressure

The New York Times report was published moments before President Trump took off on a flight to Saudi Arabia for the first leg of his first foreign tour as president. Comey was, of course, leading the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation when he was, seemingly abrutly, fired on May 9.

Author: 0 Source says Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment

Flynn's pending invocation comes as the investigations into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation has become a hot button issue in the wake of Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey . Flynn was forced to resign in February, after less than a month on the job, for failing to disclose the content of his talks with Sergei Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States, and then misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations.

National Seasonal Coast Guard stations open for summer boating season
Author: 0 Seasonal Coast Guard stations open for summer boating season

Mary's in stable condition. A Coast Guard search that began Saturday and involved crews aboard a helicopter, a twin-engine fixed-wing aircraft and a 45-foot boat has been called off. One was using a stand-up paddleboard, the other was a kayaker who had said he had capsized, according to the fire department. On the boat, the swimmer showed signs of hypothermia.

National Trump denies urging former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief to drop Flynn inquiry
Author: 0 Trump denies urging former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief to drop Flynn inquiry

President Donald Trump said he "respects" the Justice Department's decision to appoint a special counsel to handle its investigation into Russia's election hacking, but called the effort a "witch hunt" created to hurt his presidency. That revelation came after almost the entire complement of the U.S. Senate attended a briefing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in a secure auditorium beneath the Capitol.

Author: 0 US Ends Arctic Council Chairmanship By Signing Treaty on Carbon Emissions

The council reworked the wording and convinced the U.S.to accept the changes. Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini, whose country will chair the council for the next two years , commended USA leadership in the Arctic Council, but went on to emphasise the Paris Agreement as an important tool in fighting climate change.

National Trump knew of Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation prior to his appointment
Author: 0 Trump knew of Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation prior to his appointment

After warning the White House, Yates was sacked on January 30 for refusing to comply with an executive order barring travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries on the grounds thatthe ban was unlawful. She said she did not know what happened after that, because Trump fired her that day, January 30, after she said his executive order banning Muslim immigrants was unlawful and instructed Justice employees not to implement it.

National Solon American Legion Memorial Day services announced
Author: 0 Solon American Legion Memorial Day services announced

During the ceremony, the hymn for each military branch will be played, according to town officials who invite all veterans to attend and be recognized. The public may visit the museum after Waterloo's Memorial Day parade for free food, provided by Friendship Village to the first 100 visitors with paid admission, and hands-on activities.

National Huma Abedin files for divorce after husband's guilty plea
Author: 0 Huma Abedin files for divorce after husband's guilty plea

David Schaefer, a spokesman for the law firm Covington & Burling, whose attorney, Arlo Devlin-Brown, is representing Weiner , said the former congressman's lawyer will comment later Friday. At the risk of understatement: This is not Weiner's first sexting scandal. She announced their separation in August after The New York Post published sexually suggestive photographs that he shared with a woman while his four-year-old son apparently slept nearby.

Author: 0 Tornadoes kill one in Wisconsin, another in Oklahoma

As per the National Weather Service, who has received scattered reports of tornadoes, which will followed by the severe thunderstorms that will muffle Tuesday afternoon in two states of Oklahoma and Texas. The National Weather Service is now predicting a high risk of severe storms in the central northern part of the state, including Woodward. Damage survey teams will assess locations, strengths and numbers of tornadoes.

National Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement
Author: 0 Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement

Former student body president and one of the protest leaders Bryan Richetts said , "The flag drop was round one". Pence was the governor of IN from 2013 until January 2017, shortly before he assumed the vice presidency. Pence was also protested Saturday during a commencement address at Grove City (PA) College. Mr. Pence, whose wife and first-generation Irish-American mother were in the audience, told the students that it was "deeply humbling" to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Author: 0 American circus stages final show

The finale, announced by parent Feld Entertainment Inc in January, comes a year after the company bowed to pressure from animal rights activists and agreed to stop using elephants in its performances. The circus originated from a show created by William Coup and PT Barnum in the 1870. Byrne said that while the circus was ending, PETA was concerned over where the animals may go next.

National Trump wants to end key Obamacare subsidies
Author: 0 Trump wants to end key Obamacare subsidies

An amendment to the bill added another $8 billion. "The loss of funds and financial uncertainty threatened by this case would lead at least to higher health insurance costs for consumers, and more likely to many insurers abandoning the individual health insurance market".

National California Democratic chair race angers 'Berniecrats'
Author: 0 California Democratic chair race angers 'Berniecrats'

Ellis said she and her advisors would stay in Sacramento for the next few days to review each of the almost 3,000 ballots cast. The result was a letdown for Ellis supporters who'd been energized by inaccurate reports on social media that she had won the race.

Author: 0 Black student's stabbing investigated as possible hate crime

Saturday, police said. During Sunday's University of Maryland graduation ceremony, School President Wallace Loh led students and their families in a moment of silence for the slain Bowie State student. Urbanski was arrested there and officers recovered a folding knife, police said. Responding officers performed first aid and CPR until paramedics arrived, but Collins was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Author: 0 Trump Speaks at National Peace Officers' Memorial Service

NEGAUNEE-This week we honor the people who protect our communities around the Nation, as Monday is the start of National Police Week . "Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to make South Dakota a safe place to live", Jackley said in a press release.

Author: 0 Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing

Comey was, of course, leading the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation when he was, seemingly abrutly, fired on May 9. But lawmakers at both congressional sessions expressed frustration that Rosenstein would say little in answer to their questions about his actions - or others' - before Comey's firing.

National AG Sessions Urges More Mandatory Minimums, Rand Paul Slams Back
Author: 0 AG Sessions Urges More Mandatory Minimums, Rand Paul Slams Back

Supporters of criminal justice reform have already come out against Sessions's latest actions. The directions came via a memo Sessions sent out on Thursday to the more than 5,000 assistant United States attorneys, ordering them to "charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense", including minimum mandatory sentences, when prosecuting cases.

National University Students Walk Out Of US Vice President Mike Pence's Speech
Author: 0 University Students Walk Out Of US Vice President Mike Pence's Speech

Notre Dame , in the city of South Bend, is one of the country's most prominent Catholic universities . The walk-out came before the students received their degrees, and they were not allowed back in, school officials said . WeStaNDFor also posted instructions for exit on Facebook: "Walk away from Pence quietly, in confidence, with your head up high, taking your time ".

National GOLF ROUNDUP: Kokrak takes big lead in Byron Nelson
Author: 0 GOLF ROUNDUP: Kokrak takes big lead in Byron Nelson

Horschel had the top putting percentage this week while world number four Day had made 95 percent of his putts inside five feet this season before missing what appeared to be a routine four-footer to drop the playoff. If you think golf is boring, you've never followed Horschel for 18 holes. "I know that feeling", Horschel said about Day's unexpected playoff miss.

Author: 0 Curtain falls on 'Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years

After almost 150 years, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus will perform its last show in Uniondale, New York. The company said it saw a rapid drop in ticket sales after it ended its use of live elephants in performances last May - following scrutiny from animal rights groups and local governments passing "anti-elephant" ordinances in response to those concerns.

Author: 0 Apparently, They Really Like Ivanka Trump in Saudi Arabia

NOW: Trump called on Muslim leaders to address "the crisis of Islamic extremists" and referenced "the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds". He said: "Terrorism has spread across the world". She also brokered a $ 100 million donation from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to a billion-dollar global fund dedicated to women's economic empowerment.

Author: 0 Online betting increases over whether Trump will be impeached

We need protection from this president. Indeed, the only time a party controlling Congress sought to impeach a president in its own ranks was in 1868, when Andrew Johnson warred with "radical" Republicans over how to treat the defeated Southern states after the Civil War.

National Cloud Computing Pulls Upset Win At Preakness, Ending Triple Crown Hopes
Author: 0 Cloud Computing Pulls Upset Win At Preakness, Ending Triple Crown Hopes

After checking on his star colt shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday, Pletcher was pleased with the way Always Dreaming came out of the race. He ran a big, big race. So I got the lead early, maybe too early. "I knew I was in trouble on the backstretch", Velazquez said , "when the other horse got to him, nearly head to head, and engaged him".

Author: 0 House oversight panel chairman Chaffetz to depart Congress June 30

Chaffetz is the second House Republican who is stepping away from a Trump investigation. The White House did not dispute the accuracy of those quotes. Chaffetz spoke with reporters about his decision to resign the 3rd Congressional District seat on Thursday at his home in Alpine, ending weeks of speculation.

Author: 0 Secret Republican Senate Talks Are Shaping Health Care Legislation

For years Republicans in the Virginia state legislature have doggedly resisted expanding the Medicaid program that helps provide health care for Virginians who are unable to obtain or afford health insurance. The county wants to be ready as the U.S. Senate considers its steps on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. "Our concern is that we have to have a softer landing to ensure the states can pick up the slack and continue to provide coverage", Portman told reporters earlier ...

National Donleigh Gaunky: High cost of care can't be ignored
Author: 0 Donleigh Gaunky: High cost of care can't be ignored

It would also allow states to opt out of coverage of preexisting conditions and to impose "lifetime caps" on coverage. It's technically true that the AHCA, which passed the House earlier this month, has an amendment forbidding outright denials of people with pre-existing conditions and that people with continuous coverage - that is, no period of time when they are without insurance - are shielded from massive rate hikes.

National Here are the Lawmakers Who've Mentioned Impeachment
Author: 0 Here are the Lawmakers Who've Mentioned Impeachment

And that includes the president of the United States of America. NEW YORK/LONDON Bettors on both sides of the Atlantic are ramping up wagers in niche online markets over whether Donald Trump will serve out a full term as US president in the wake of controversies surrounding the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.Some, such as the online political stock market PredictIt, have seen record volume during the last two days on contracts focused on whether Trump will be impeached.

National Protests follow verdict in cop's shooting of unarmed black man
Author: 0 Protests follow verdict in cop's shooting of unarmed black man

Shannon McMurray, Shelby's lawyer, accused the prosecutors of hypocrisy and said they were attacking the officer in response to the media frenzy surrounding the case. "We need better training for police officers!" Shelby also fired her gun - striking the father of four in the lung, police said. Oklahoma's Republican Gov.

Author: 0 'Cloud Computing' 13-1 Long Shot Wins 142nd Preakness by a Head

He rode Bernardini to victory in the Y 2006 Preakness. That's not a knock on the victorious Cloud Computing (Maclean's Music). Epicharis would be the second Japanese horse to run in the Belmont. "We got the trip we wanted, outside Always Dreaming ", Classic Empire jockey Julien Leparoux said. "And when Chad said Cloud Computing could do special things, we put him on the trail to Triple Crown-type races".

National Michael Flynn 'refuses to hand over documents to Russian Federation investigation' despite subpoena
Author: 0 Michael Flynn 'refuses to hand over documents to Russian Federation investigation' despite subpoena

Last month, the top Democratic and Republican members of the House Oversight Committee announced that Trump's failure to disclose the payments he received from foreign governments likely constituted a violation of US law. President Trump brought him on anyway. However, the New York Times reported that investigators were unwilling to broker a deal with Mr Flynn. According to documents released by House Oversight Committee ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Flynn did not disclose the RT ...

Author: 0 North Korea fires medium-range missile in latest weapon test

Moon has advocated dialogue with North Korea to denuclearize. North Korea has launched an unidentified "projectile" from an area northeast of Pyongyang, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed to ABC News Sunday morning. In Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the launch a "challenge to the world" that tramples global efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear and missile problems peacefully.

National White House pushes back on story Flynn notified transition about probe
Author: 0 White House pushes back on story Flynn notified transition about probe

Trump's approval ratings have been low for a new president, remaining mired in the high 30s to low 40s. "He likes him, he trusted him, he was comfortable with him", he said... However, the officials also said Russians might have been exaggerating their hold over Flynn. Trump has vehemently denied any wrongdoing, but that hasn't quelled the suspicion surrounding him.

Author: 0 USA slaps sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court judges

She said the order was one more example of US attempts to destabilize Venezuela's government, adding that Maduro strongly backs the Supreme Court magistrates who are "victims of USA imperial power". The new sanctions come as Maduro is facing increasing global pressure to hold elections. In March, the court stated it was assuming the Congress' role in a ruling authorizing Maduro to create oil joint ventures without the previo us ly mandated congressional approval.

National Trump team, Russia made frequent contact during presidential race
Author: 0 Trump team, Russia made frequent contact during presidential race

Russian officials were so confident that they could use Michael Flynn to influence Donald Trump that they openly bragged about it during the campaign, according to CNN . Two sources familiar with the conversation reportedly said he made the revelation to Trump lawyer Donald McGahn , who is now the White House counsel.

Author: 0 US and EU reject expanding laptop ban to flights from Europe

In March, the U.S. imposed a similar ban on some 10 airports from eight countries around the Middle East and parts of north Africa, with the United Kingdom also taking similar measures. "Participants provided insight into existing aviation security standards and detection capabilities as well as recent security enhancements on both sides of the Atlantic related to large electronic devices placed in checked baggage", they said in the statement .

National United States set to ban laptops on flights from Europe, reports say
Author: 0 United States set to ban laptops on flights from Europe, reports say

The Daily Beast reports the ban includes flights from all European airports. The website reported that travelers must place laptops into their checked baggage, but it is unclear if the European ban would also apply to tablets. In addition, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will head to Capitol Hill on Thursday to speak with lawmakers about aviation security issues, including consideration of expanding the ban, according to a homeland security official.

Author: 0 Trump Told Russians Firing 'Nut Job' Comey Relieved 'Great Pressure'

The scope of the investigation expanded after reports that Trump might have pressured former FBI Director James Comey to drop the agency's investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser. The White House has said the firing was unrelated to the FBIs Russia investigation. His firing and news reports that Trump had previously asked Comey to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn led critics to charge that Trump may have improperly sought ...

National Man charged with murder after vehicle mows down pedestrians in Times Square
Author: 0 Man charged with murder after vehicle mows down pedestrians in Times Square

Stunned onlookers reportedly watched as a maroon vehicle barreled down a crowded stretch of New York City's 7th Avenue on Thursday, swiping pedestrians and eventually ramming into a curb. Three people remained in critical condition on Friday after a driver plowed into pedestrians in New York City's Times Square the day before, killing a young woman on vacation and injuring her sister and 19 others, police said.

National Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Says Trump's Decision to Fire Comey Was 'Appropriate'
Author: 0 Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Says Trump's Decision to Fire Comey Was 'Appropriate'

The appointment of the Special Counsel comes just as a memo from the fired FBI director surfaced indicating that the president had asked him to end an investigation of former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn. Jared Kushner said to be "person of interest" in Russian Federation probe, see below. The FBI/DOJ said, even before the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel, that their efforts would not be hindered.

National President's budget to include family leave plan
Author: 0 President's budget to include family leave plan

They added that the program has no income limit, but that there will be some sort of cap for high-earners. NY and Washington, D.C. have approved plans to roll out their own programs next year. A recent study found an estimated quarter of breadwinning moms return to work two weeks after giving birth, regardless of if they're ready. For example, it calls for a net $9.2 billion cut to the Department of Education, which would come from eliminating at least 22 programs, including after-school ...

National University students to walk out of Mike Pence speech over LGBT rights
Author: 0 University students to walk out of Mike Pence speech over LGBT rights

Pointing to Trump's first overseas trip since he was sworn into office, the American vice president described it as an effort to reestablish weakened United States alliances and reassert American might abroad. "There's something really odd about going to the most important moment of your life - the culmination of your education - with friends, family, and someone who persecutes you for who you are".

National SC experts say GOP health care bill likely to affect you
Author: 0 SC experts say GOP health care bill likely to affect you

Chris Collins (R-Commerce Committee) said. The outspoken and immediate skepticism points to a long road ahead in the Senate for the House bill. His praise of the healthcare system in Australia raised a few eyebrows, given that a number of Republicans dislike it, but Trump's people claimed he was not as enamoured of it as he might have sounded.

Author: 0 Richard Spencer Leads Torch-Bearing Protesters in Rally to Save Confederate Statue

Robert E. Lee that stands in the park. In response, a counter-protest was held at Lee Park Sunday following the alt-right torch bearers' rally that had occurred the night before. Among those there was Richard Spencer , who popularized the phrase "alt-right". On Sunday, he mocked a reporter who called out the event: "Glad you enjoyed it", he tweeted.

Author: 0 Chaffetz resignation latest twist in GOP oversight of Trump

He vowed to get the memos ex-FBI Director James Comey reportedly wrote about his meeting with Trump in which the president allegedly asked him to shut down the FBI investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Chaffetz, who heads the Oversight Committee, said he wanted more time with family. But Trump's victory complicated Chaffetz' life. He strolled to four-easy re-elections in his Republican-friendly district and became chairman of the house oversight committee in ...