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National Local reaction to President Trump's spending plan
Author: 0 Local reaction to President Trump's spending plan

The president's fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget proposal was delivered to Congress requesting $44.1 billion in discretionary budget authority for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a $2.8 billion, or 6.7 percent , increase over the FY 2017 annualized Continuing Resolution.

Author: 0 GOP health care bill analysis to be released by Congressional Budget Office

Budget rules dictate that if the bill's deficit savings had not reached $2 billion (and that $2 billion had to come from particular spending categories), the bill would be dead upon arrival in the upper chamber. The waivers available to states under the bill include opting out of the ACA's Essential Health Benefits , which mandate the 10 broad coverage areas insurers must offer, as well as aspects of its "community ratings" standards that prevent insurers from hiking premiums based on health ...

Author: 0 Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget

Not only is the industry rife with fraud , its executives profiting handsomely from shady real estate deals , but studies indicate charters do not produce higher test scores than public schools. Patty Murray, Wash., ranking Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said the budget proposed by Trump and DeVos "slashes funding for public schools to fund their extreme privatization agenda".

Author: 0 Trump calls meeting with Pope Francis an 'honor'

To this Trump replied, "We can use peace". And you see absolutely everything through that love-or-hate-Trump lens. "Well, I will be reading them", Mr Trump said . " Potica? " - a reference to a calorie-laden cake from Slovenia, Melania's country of birth. The first lady will stop by the Bambino Gesu children's hospital.

National Maryland Basketball To Host Butler In 2017 Gavitt Games
Author: 0 Maryland Basketball To Host Butler In 2017 Gavitt Games

The game time has not been determined. Pitino is no stranger to the Friars as a coach, having faced them four times while an assistant at Louisville from 2007-09 and 2011-12 when both schools were members of the BIG EAST. Last season Maryland reached the NCAA Tournament for a third consecutive season under head coach Mark Turgeon and won 24 games during the regular season for a third straight year as well.

National How a Fringe Conspiracy Theory Made Its Way to Sean Hannity's Broadcast
Author: 0 How a Fringe Conspiracy Theory Made Its Way to Sean Hannity's Broadcast

Yet the story had a particular Fox imprint: The May 15 Fox 5 report cited as its source a private investigator who worked for the Rich family named Rod Wheeler , who has been a paid Fox News contributor. affiliate that they were a "miscommunication". Instead, he pivoted to assailing the "destroy-Trump media [and] the Democrats". The investigator has since recanted his claim, and the independent researcher Politifact.com has said the notion that Rich was involved in the leak was flimsy ...

National Trump boasts to Russians of firing Comey
Author: 0 Trump boasts to Russians of firing Comey

They range from Trump giving the Russians classified intelligence from an ally without the ally's permission to allegations he asked Comey to stop the investigation into Flynn. "I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media", panel chairman Richard Burr said in a statement.

National Flynn hasn't responded to Senate panel's subpoena, chairman says
Author: 0 Flynn hasn't responded to Senate panel's subpoena, chairman says

Richard Burr , and the ranking Democrat, Sen. News accounts this week said Donald Trump tried to get former FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into Mr Flynn, according to a memo reportedly written by Mr Comey. Burr corrected himself by issuing a written statement saying Flynn's attorneys "have not yet indicated their intentions" regarding the subpoena. On Jan.

Author: 0 Pope Francis presents Trump with papal writing on climate change

After the meeting between President Trump and the Pope, the Vatican said there had been an "exchange of views" on worldwide issues. Spicer helped organize three briefings with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who seemed to warm up to the exercise after receiving criticism for not traveling with his own State Department press corps.

Author: 0 Marking difference with US, France urges dialogue with Iran

New French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated Rouhani for his re-election on Saturday and said this reinforced the hope his government would apply the global nuclear agreement. In his news conference, Rouhani vowed to defeat terrorism in the region during his four-year term. Also, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday that he hopes the re-election of Rouhani would prompt changes to Tehran's approach to "terrorism and human rights".

Author: 0 NJ Residents Accidentally Warned of Nuclear Emergency

It was being held at the Salem County Office of Emergency Management on cemetery Road in Mannington Township, where officials would gather in case of a real emergency. Officials are now investigating how the emergency message occurred and what steps to take to make sure the process is corrected. The two stations are situated on 740 acres, comprising the second largest nuclear power plant in the U.S.

Author: 0 Iran Accuses US of "Iranophobia", Arming "Dangerous Terrorists"

US President Trump during the two-day Riyadh summit in Saudi Arabia acknowledged that India was a victim of terrorism and also asked countries to ensure that terror groups don't find sanctuaries on their soil. policy results in strengthening of terrorist groups in the region and leads to reinforcement of these groups by dictatorial states", Bahram Qassemi said, commenting the outcome of the summit.

National Dem wants to know if Trump pressed intel chiefs
Author: 0 Dem wants to know if Trump pressed intel chiefs

Now, he's being issued another round. The orders "will be created to maximize our chance of getting the information that we need", Schiff said Wednesday during a Christian Science Monitor breakfast. military intelligence who was a key Trump campaign adviser. The Senate committee had asked Flynn earlier this month to produce all records over his communications with Russian officials by this Wednesday.

National Trump boasted of firing 'nut job' Comey to Russians
Author: 0 Trump boasted of firing 'nut job' Comey to Russians

Seth Moulton, D-Mass., a member of the Armed Services Committee. "Comey took the long walk across the room determined, he told me, that there was not going to be a hug". "Once again, the real story is that our national security has been undermined by the leaking of private and highly classified conversations." said Spicer.

Author: 0 Iran hits back at Trump after Islam speech, Saudi arms deal

Terrorism has spread across the world. President Trump asked the leaders of 50 Muslim nations to help him wipe out radical extremism during a speech in Saudi Arabia Sunday. Trump will be testing the waters for jumpstarting the dormant Middle East peace process, though White House officials have tamped down prospects for a breakthrough on the trip.

Author: 0 Some of Trump's GOP allies slam budget plan

The president's budget request is a non-starter in Congress. The budget book devotes two pages to an outline of how the Obama administration caused massive inflation of the national debt and created economic stagnation. I have no idea what he's thinking right now. Atop Rogers' list of worries is Trump's proposed elimination of the $146 million Appalachian Regional Commission that has helped bring projects such as job training to unemployed coal miners, a broadband technology center to ...

National President Trump Asks Mideast To Extinguish Extremism
Author: 0 President Trump Asks Mideast To Extinguish Extremism

While he referred to "Islamic terror" once in his remarks, the president spent the majority of the speech urging Arab countries to drive out extremists in their midst whom he called "barbaric criminals". In 2012, Donald Trump blasted President Obama for appearing to bow - tweeting "Do we still want a president who bows to the Saudis?" Trump talked about "principled realism", seemingly referencing the strong interventionist policy of the previous Republican administration, which he ...

National Kansas forward Mykhailiuk returning for senior season
Author: 0 Kansas forward Mykhailiuk returning for senior season

Mykhailiuk thus far has played in 97 career games for KU, averaging 6.3 points per game. The Ukraine native wrote "Senior year gonna be fun" on his page on Wednesday. The 6-foot-8 Mykhailiuk was among the most noteworthy players weighing whether to remain in the draft or return to school. Mykhailiuk scored career-high 23 points against Austin Peay in the 2016 NCAA Tournament opening round.

Author: 0 Comey agrees to testify in front of Senate committee

That came on top of news that Trump allegedly shared classified information when meeting with Russian diplomats, and early Friday morning reports also emerged that in that same conversation, Trump called Comey a "nut job" whose firing relieved pressure on the president.

Author: 0 British official: Manchester bomber 'likely' had accomplices

United Kingdom police on Tuesday said that they believed British-born Salman Abedi , aged 22, carried out Britain's deadliest bombing in almost 12 years. On Wednesday, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told a television interviewer that Abedi had traveled to Syria and had Islamic State links.

National Alabama fires baseball coach Greg Goff after 1 season
Author: 0 Alabama fires baseball coach Greg Goff after 1 season

Players didn't comment when they left Sewell-Thomas Stadium following the meeting with Byrne. Goff met with Byrne on Tuesday and the decision to dismiss him was made Wednesday. He said the person he tabs to replace Goff should recruit at a high level, show a strong commitment to academics, follow NCAA guidelines and relate well to "18-22 year old young men and young women, too".

National Despite protests, DeVos delivering Bethune-Cookman address
Author: 0 Despite protests, DeVos delivering Bethune-Cookman address

The HBCU leaders in attendance described a freaky meeting - the same one where aide Kellyanne Conway was pictured kneeling on a couch - with "very little listening to HBCU presidents."That's where, school officials said, the conversation started to bring DeVos to Bethune-Cookman's graduation".

Author: 0 Trump tells Pope Francis: 'I won't forget what you said'

McMaster and presidential spokeswoman Hope Hicks. "I think you will enjoy them", President Trump told Francis, as he presented him with a first-edition set of King's writings, recalling the Pope's address to Congress in 2015 in which he quoted King.

National Georgia Tennis falls in the Final Four
Author: 0 Georgia Tennis falls in the Final Four

Borges defeated No. 53 Adam Moundir of Old Dominion in the first round, 6-3, 7-5. The Austin, Texas, product went up 5-0 in the breaker before allowing a point and then led 6-1. "She texted me and said, 'I know I'm not there right now but I'm cheering you on and we're Boyden strong.' It meant a lot, and I just kept saying it throughout the whole set".

National Pregnant Maryland teen not allowed at graduation ceremony
Author: 0 Pregnant Maryland teen not allowed at graduation ceremony

When the news came to her school, Maddi told the New York Times she knew she would be punished "because I did break the school code" by engaging in premarital sex. She claims she's willing to accept the consequences, but says other students who break their pledge aren't held out of graduation. This is the way her school, a private Christian school in Maryland called Heritage Academy, is punishing Runkles for what they deem "immoral" behavior - Runkles is pregnant, which means that several ...

National Lawmakers work through the night on state budget
Author: 0 Lawmakers work through the night on state budget

Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders reached a tentative budget deal Monday night, closing a contentious regular session with University of Minnesota funding in the balance. Dayton. The fate of previously controversial provisions related to the governance of the Metropolitan Council and transit funding was still unclear Monday.

National Tulsa City-County Library's Summer Reading Program Starts Next Week
Author: 0 Tulsa City-County Library's Summer Reading Program Starts Next Week

Register in-person at any Guelph Public Library location and keep your kids engaged over the summer. Hear more on today's Let's Talk Pella. One is about reading. The library is also planning Game Nights on June 7 and 21, Movie Nights on July 5 and 19, and a Color Run-Walk on July 15. Bingo for Children Who Can Read on Thursday, July 27 (11:00 to 11:30a.m).

National Boston museum doubles reward for stolen artwork to $10M
Author: 0 Boston museum doubles reward for stolen artwork to $10M

The museum's Board of Trustees announced Tuesday that it has increased the reward from $5 million to $10 million. United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz speaks during a press conference at the FBI's Boston Field Office held to appeal to the public for help in returning artwork stolen in 1990 from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts March 18, 2013.

Author: 0 Cummings says documents prove Mike Flynn lied on his security clearance

Warner said earlier Tuesday he doesn't believe that Flynn's decision to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights gives him blanket immunity. Sen. Mark Warner , D-Va., the top Democrat on the committee, identified the businesses as Flynn Intel Group LLC and Flynn Intel Group Inc., both based in Alexandria, Va.

Author: 0 Blake Farenthold just said something deeply irresponsible about Seth Rich's murder

There's no evidence his slaying has anything to do with leaked DNC emails published by WikiLeaks, which USA authorities have blamed on Russian hackers. That seems unlikely, given the appointment of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, which many believe to be extensive and some think could be criminal.

Author: 0 Tornado watch in effect for St. Johns County

Some storms could turn strong to severe due to a frontal boundary and plenty of deep tropical moisture moving in from the Gulf of Mexico along with a Southwesterly wind flow. The threat of flooding continues across several southern states as heavy rain soaked the area and prompted new flood watches in the Carolinas while a massive storm system swept eastward.

Author: 0 Iran's President: Syrian Crisis Should Be Resolved through Peaceful Means

He said that Saudis should know that terrorism is a big threat to the world and there is no choice except for moderation. In related news, The Washington Post quoted Rouhani as saying that Iranians are "waiting for this government to become stable intellectually" and that "hopefully, things will settle down...

National FBI director search - back to drawing board for Trump team?
Author: 0 FBI director search - back to drawing board for Trump team?

Former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman was reported to be the leading candidate but according an an administration official, Trump now wants to expand the search. The Connecticut senator served as a Democrat for almost two decades before becoming an independent. The former US senator from CT, who left the Democratic Party to become an independent, faced opposition from Democrats over his status as a politician, which many feared would politicize the post .

Author: 0 Hair cuts: Trump budget is a start

While lawmakers and analysts criticize the U.S. Government " s draft budget due to its unrealistic predictions and social cuts, the Donald Trump Administration defends it as an initiative focused on those "who pay". "The budget director and the president are trying to sell this as a "people first" budget", Dr. Zaino told PIX11 News. Panel Democrats charged that President Trump's cuts would rip apart the social safety net.

Author: 0 Some Heavy Storms Possible Tomorrow, Dry Tuesday/Wednesday, More Storms Later in Week

Temperatures will drop back into the 60s this evening . There's yet more rain on the way Thursday with cloudy and cool conditions and a moist easterly flow. We'll clear out for a time Wednesday night , but it's short-lived. The Memorial Day Holiday will have plenty of dry hours. By Memorial Day , there is a chance that dry weather expands over part of the Central states that was hit with showers and storms during Saturday and/or Sunday .

Author: 0 Cosby arrives for Day 3 of jury selection

That answer doesn't necessarily disqualify someone if they later persuade a judge they can put that aside and focus on the evidence. Lawyers have now selected five men and three women for the trial starting June 5 near Philadelphia. Bill Cosby has arrived for the third day of jury selection in his Pennsylvania sex assault case. The actor-comedian once known as America's Dad for his portrayal of Dr.

National House narrowly passes American Health Care Act
Author: 0 House narrowly passes American Health Care Act

But Republicans rejected the notion that to help 2 million people with pre-existing conditions get access to care, we needed a 2,000-page bill that transformed one-sixth of the economy. This approach was more personal, reasonable and innovative than anything a bureaucrat in Washington, D.C., could have imagined. It could also lead to increased costs and reduced protections for older citizens and individuals with pre-existing conditions who do not maintain continuous coverage.

Author: 0 Pennsylvania's USA senators react to Trump's proposed budget

President Donald Trump's budget director Mick Mulvaney formally released the administration's first budget on Tuesday, calling it " A New Foundation for American Greatness " and slashing many federal agencies and programs known and used by everyday Americans in a bid to balance government spending within a decade.

National Scott to veto pot legalization, but says he's open to compromise
Author: 0 Scott to veto pot legalization, but says he's open to compromise

The legislation passed both the House and Senate earlier this month. If Scott had chose to sign the bill, it would have made Vermont the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana . "Our momentum has now reached a point where the issue has become so popular with voters at the ballot box that more politicians are feeling comfortable enough to grapple with it themselves".

National Thousands of Gazans protest Trump visit to occupied territories
Author: 0 Thousands of Gazans protest Trump visit to occupied territories

White House officials said Trump avoided specifics on goal, because he had no intention of starting negotiations on Middle East peace in public. Peace talks have been stalled for years, most recently breaking down in 2014 following disagreements over Israeli settlement-building and a Palestinian move to reconcile with the Islamist group Hamas.

National Miami 'Joker' arrested after allegedly pointing loaded gun at vehicles
Author: 0 Miami 'Joker' arrested after allegedly pointing loaded gun at vehicles

The green-haired suspect was gone by the time officers got to SW 104th Street and Hammocks Boulevard, but they later saw him walking out of the Hammocks Place apartment complex. During his bail hearing, a despondent Sullivan at first waved his right to a public defender, saying he didn't want to full out the paperwork. The presiding judge noted in setting Sullivan's bond that he has been arrested before, in 2006 and 2013, for possession of marijuana.

National Mike Pence Notre Dame speech marred by student walk-out
Author: 0 Mike Pence Notre Dame speech marred by student walk-out

Pence's press secretary, noted that the students who walked out made up a small percentage of the graduates. The protest had been planned for weeks by a group called We StaND For . Before Pence's address, valedictorian C.J. Pine gave a powerful speech that evoked a standing ovation. By contrast, Pence spoke warmly of the president, complimenting his speech to the leaders of 50 Arab and Muslim nations earlier in the day on the president's state visit to Saudi Arabia.

Author: 0 Iran says it will continue missiles tests 'if necessary'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference in Tehran on May 22, 2017. However, while Rouhani's greatest political achievement to date has perhaps been the 2015 agreement with six major powers, including the U.S., to curbing Iran's nuclear program, the Iranian president insisted that ballistic missile tests would continue "if technically necessary".

National Trump says he could pick FBI head by next week
Author: 0 Trump says he could pick FBI head by next week

My question is, what took President Donald Trump so long? The person he selects will ultimately be responsible for the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation. Comey has not publicly discussed any conversations he has had with Trump. That being said, though 90 percent of respondents were aware of Trump's firing of Comey, a total of a third said they didn't know enough about the story to have an opinion, which seems like a ...

National Celine Dion Met Drake in a Canadian Celebrity Mashup For the Ages
Author: 0 Celine Dion Met Drake in a Canadian Celebrity Mashup For the Ages

Celine Dion performed and Drake collected awards last night in Los Vegas, at the annual Billboard Music Awards . "I've been doing it for 53 years". You can look to Cher's performances of " Believe " and " Turn Back Time " as evidence. Check out the full list of Drizzy's accolades from the 2017 Billboard Music Awards below.