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Author: 0 Mike Pence Notre Dame Commencement Speech Draws Protests

It isn't the first time that students at the university have protested high-profile elected officials at commencement. 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 McCain: Turkey Ambassador Should Leave US

McGurk is a controversial figure in Turkey and frequently makes front pages in its newspapers, appearing in photographs with the USA -backed Kurdish fighters. "I ask that you immediately look into this matter and bring all appropriate charges before these individuals leave the United States". A day after protests at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C., turned violent, the State Department is criticizing Turkey's government.

Author: 0 Sessions Issues New Charging, Sentencing Policy to US Attorneys

However, the federal prison population is expected to grow under Sessions' watch, considering both his battle against drug offenses and the Trump administration's immigration crackdown. All of those charging factors are now gone under Sessions' reign - not surprising, as he has previously telegraphed his desire to prosecute more federal cases generally.

Author: 0 Durbin rips Republican health care bill after CBO report

Under the new law, people with pre-existing conditions can not be barred from insurance coverage . States that apply for the waiver would have to implement high-risk insurance pools to accommodate them. "Some people would have increases of thousands of dollars in a year". Additionally, tax credits to help pay for healthcare would change dramatically.

National Texas House passes 'bathroom bill' targeting public schools
Author: 0 Texas House passes 'bathroom bill' targeting public schools

The bill now goes to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott for his consideration. Elder lobbied against the so-called "bathroom bill" when it was in the Senate . "This amendment, if it becomes law, would leave transgender students even more vulnerable to being stigmatized and bullied". Advocates, including Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick , say they are trying to protect children from predatory behavior.

Author: 0 Trump Faces Tensions at G-7 Summit

What does the G7 stand for, who are they key players and what are the potential bust-ups? Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau , said one of the important issues faced by the summit this year is the empowering of women and girls around the world .

Author: 0 Trump's verdict on Emmanuel Macron election win: 'tremendous'

Macron savagely held on, giving Trump one more epic squeeze before finally releasing his injured paw. At their first meeting, ahead of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday, the two men locked hands for so long that knuckles started turning white.

Author: 0 Montana Republican Wins U.S. House Seat After Assault Charge

Despite the fact that President Donald Trump carried Montana by a 20-point margin in 2016, private polling in recent days showed Gianforte's lead eroding to Democratic nominee Rob Quist , a source with knowledge of GOP internal polling said.

National How Trump's proposed budget could affect the health care safety net
Author: 0 How Trump's proposed budget could affect the health care safety net

The budget plan calls for boosting defense spending by $54 billion, a 10 percent increase, for this year, with that increase financed by an equal cut to nondefense programs. "We are not spending less money one year than we spent before". Bush won, but the concept of conservatism took a beating under his administration, as federal budgets ballooned and his vision of the role of government expanded at home and overseas.

National Texas Aims to Pass Transgender Bathroom Law for Public Schools
Author: 0 Texas Aims to Pass Transgender Bathroom Law for Public Schools

GOODWYN: The leadership in the Texas Senate is expected to approve the House's version of the bathroom bill, and it's anticipated that Texas Governor Greg Abbott will sign it. "White. Colored. I was living through that era ... bathrooms divided us then, and it divides us now", she said. "Some people don't want to admit that because they are ashamed, and this is shameful".

National Man who had lethal injection delayed 7 times to be executed
Author: 0 Man who had lethal injection delayed 7 times to be executed

The 75-year-old has been on death row in Alabama for 34 years. It is Ivey's first execution as governor. Arthur's lawyers have made multiple last-ditch appeals, both in and out of court, seeking to halt the execution. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall then filed a motion for the stay to be lifted. "His latest filing is simply more of the same". Death row inmate Tommy Arthur, scheduled to be executed November 3, 2016, is seen in an undated picture from the Alabama Department of ...

Author: 0 Texas pushes ahead with 'bathroom bill' as others shy away

HB 21 was originally meant to inject $1.5 billion into the state's funding for the majority of public schools and to simplify some of the complex, outdated formulas for allocating money to school districts across the state. "I know all of you have a place in your heart for these children", he said. The motion failed 47-89. "They spent two hours on a bill that I was never going to pass if they did these things".

Author: 0 Senate Democrats Reeeeeally Don't Want Joe Lieberman As FBI Director

Joe Lieberman was one of his top picks after meeting with the latter Thursday. Among their concerns was Lieberman's past praise of Michael Flynn, Trump's first national security adviser, who was sacked in February after misleading officials about his talks with Russian officials.

National MHP steps up patrols for Memorial Day weekend
Author: 0 MHP steps up patrols for Memorial Day weekend

Eight people have died on Montana roads in just the last week, and MHP plans to step up its own patrols as people head to the lakes, campgrounds and state and national parks. "They will not only be patrolling the interstates but secondary roads as well", he added. The Memorial Day holiday weekend falls during the Governor's Office of Highway Safety's "Click It or Ticket" seat belt awareness campaign.

Author: 0 Gianforte snags Montana's lone congressional seat, apologizes to Jacobs

Approximately a third of Montana's eligible voters had cast absentee ballots before Gianforte was cited Wednesday by the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office following a confrontation with Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs . Gianforte must now appear in court by June 7. The reporter said he then left and called police before being brought to the hospital where he was to have his elbow X-rayed.

National Police chief, 2 nursing home employees killed; gunman dead
Author: 0 Police chief, 2 nursing home employees killed; gunman dead

Authorities say Steven Eric Disario, who headed the Kirkersville Police Depar. "We've lost a police officer", the Licking County sheriff said, according to WBNS. "Jane and I are heartbroken to hear of the death of Kirksersville Police Chief Steven Eric Disario, who was trying to keep safe the patients and staff at a nursing home in Kirkersville ".

Author: 0 Sen. Joe Lieberman is Trump's pick to lead Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to reports

The latest personnel puzzle is the presence of former Sen. "Senator Lieberman's political history, and his extreme views on a number of issues, would make him a very contentious and divisive nominee", he added. "That tells me a lot", said Sen. " Joe Lieberman has no real law enforcement credentials". And all Democratic senators interviewed by Politico for their article said the former CT senator lacks the kind of experience needed for the post.

Author: 0 Texas Lawmakers Finalize Deal on $217 Billion Spending Bill

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has said he is prepared to go to a special session if the House does not act on property taxes and a "bathroom bill" that would regulate which restrooms transgender Texans can use. A key sticking point in the revenue plans has been a proposal by Senate Republicans to lower income tax rates, making up some of the lost revenue with higher sales taxes, a plan Justice has supported despite bipartisan opposition in the House and, lately, from Senate Democrats.

Author: 0 Trump son-in-law Kushner a focus in Russian Federation probe: United States media

Now that Trump has been widely rebuked for firing Comey and for other actions relating to the Russian Federation investigation, if the president crosses a line, he knows what he's doing. Mike Rogers both refused Trump's request. Citing three current and former American officials, the Times said USA intelligence officials collected information last summer showing Russians zeroed in on Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Mr Flynn, a former head of United States military ...

Author: 0 Republican Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election, CNN projects

Local Montana station KECI has not aired the audio recording of Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte's alleged assault on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs . "This race was essentially an unpopular incumbent trying to get re-elected", said Bliss, whose Congressional Leadership Fund spent almost $2.7 million on Gianforte's behalf.

National NYT says Russia hoped to sway Trump via advisers
Author: 0 NYT says Russia hoped to sway Trump via advisers

Russian spies and politicians believed they could influence Donald Trump through his advisers at the height of last year's presidential campaign, according to evidence uncovered by USA intelligence officials. After Mr Brennan spoke, the White House again denied any links to Moscow. "This morning's hearings back up what we've been saying all along: that despite a year of investigation, there is still no evidence of any Russia-Trump campaign collusion", a spokesman said.

Author: 0 CBO Score: 9 Highlights From the GOP Healthcare Bill Report

As bad as all that sounds, leaders in the House are breathing a sigh of relief because there was a chance, based on the CBO's findings, that the bill would have to be re-worked and put to a second vote - a vote it was unclear the bill would survive - before it could be sent to the Senate.

Author: 0 It Sure Looks Like the Pope Threw Some Shade at Donald Trump

In the pope's 2015 encyclical on climate change , he argues that climate change is backed by a very consistent scientific consensus and that the world must confront the causes of climate change while mitigating the effects. "He is something", Trump said of the pontiff. Trump's visit to the Vatican has been met with a number of smaller protests. Mrs. Trump also didn't visit any Saudi Muslim holy sites or mosques, where head coverings would have been required.

National Russia Investigation IDs White House Official
Author: 0 Russia Investigation IDs White House Official

The person of interest is a senior Trump administration adviser who is close to the president, the Washington Post reported Friday , citing sources would not further identify the individual. There's reason to think Trump was right to be concerned. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates had also warned the White House that Mr Flynn was potentially vulnerable to Russian extortion almost three weeks before he stepped down.

National Was Montana's wild House race a Trump test? Not so much
Author: 0 Was Montana's wild House race a Trump test? Not so much

Indiana Rep. Luke Messer said he wasn't sure whether the incident would hurt or help Gianforte in Thursday's special election for the open House seat. Gianforte had said previously he didn't want to weigh in on the Republican health care bill until he saw the CBO score. But the theme of the election shifted Wednesday night when Jacobs walked into Gianforte's office as he was preparing for an interview with Fox News.

National Texas teachers under fire for naming student a terrorist
Author: 0 Texas teachers under fire for naming student a terrorist

Seventh grader Lizeth Villanueva has been in her school's academic honors program for two years. "She said that some people might get offended, but she doesn't really care about our feelings", Lizeth said. Lizeth's mother, Ena Hernandez (pictured), was furious. Her emotion was one of shock, she said. "It doesn't look good at all, especially coming from a teacher, a grown-up woman", Hernandez added to KHOU.

National Ocracoke named third best beach in America
Author: 0 Ocracoke named third best beach in America

Beach named it the No. 1 beach in the country for the second time this decade. Once a beach or destination is ranked No. 1 on Dr. Beach's top lists, it couldn't win it again until Leatherman changed the rules a year ago. "These include additional free parking spaces, a playground, extended picnic areas and more". Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, a professor at Miami's Florida International University, said Ocracoke it unique in both history and location, pointing out it was once ...

National Uber, Lyft services prompting some to ditch their cars
Author: 0 Uber, Lyft services prompting some to ditch their cars

With ride-hailing companies, he won't have to depend on friends to pick him up after a night out. ". We know that we have a lot of work to do in the city, but we couldn't be more excited for the road ahead". What the bill does not do, though, is require drivers be subjected to fingerprint-base background checks. At a public bill signing for a different bill Thursday, Abbott declined to comment on when he would sign HB 100 into law.

National Digging Up the Facts on Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)
Author: 0 Digging Up the Facts on Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

Guardian Life Insurance Of America, New York-based fund reported 5,770 shares. The closing price represents the final price that a stock is traded for on a trading day. The stock's price is floating in a range of $12.42 and $12.92 whereas, it's 52-week High Price is $24.93 with respect to its 52-week Low Price of $9.70.

Author: 0 Mueller Probe Reportedly Will Investigate Possible White House Cover-Up

Trump's meeting with Russia's foreign minister Sergey V. Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the United States , Sergey I. Kislyak in the Oval Office caused a bit of controversy after reports were published claiming Trump had disclosed intelligence from an Israeli counterterrorism operation during the meeting.

National No Fireworks: Pope and Trump Meet in Quiet Diplomacy
Author: 0 No Fireworks: Pope and Trump Meet in Quiet Diplomacy

Their spats include the Pope describing plans for a border wall with Mexico as not Christian, and Mr Trump evoking a possible Islamist attack on the Vatican that would make the Pontiff glad to have him as President. The president replied, "We can use peace". Along with the president's daughter Ivanka Trump , the 47-year-old former model followed strict Vatican protocol, donning a black veiled headscarf along with a black long-sleeved dress by Dolce & Gabbana and black suede pumps for the ...

Author: 0 With Senate done, House ready to debate budget ideas

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., spoke for several minutes on the Senate floor without even mentioning the analysis. "The bill now goes to the Senate where they can get to work to ensure we fulfill our promise to the American people of repealing and replacing Obamacare", Cramer said in the statement.

National FM: US understands Turkey's position against Syrian Kurds
Author: 0 FM: US understands Turkey's position against Syrian Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan watched on Tuesday as his supporters and Turkish security forces violently attacked protesters in Washington , D.C., according to a video posted to Facebook on Thursday afternoon by Voice of America's Turkish division.

National Caroline Kennedy says she's missed JFK every day of her life
Author: 0 Caroline Kennedy says she's missed JFK every day of her life

Kennedy , two images of Camelot will no doubt circulate: its stunning beginning and its tragic ending". Speaking about her father in the video released by the JFK Library in Boston , Caroline Kennedy says she has "thought about him and missed him every day" of her life.

Author: 0 4th Circuit Court Ruling Keeps Trump's Travel Ban On Hold

The decision , written by Chief Judge Roger Gregory, described Trump's executive order as using "vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination". Protesters wave signs and chant during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's revised travel banoutside a federal courthouse in Seattle. "We are confident the President's executive order to protect the country is fully lawful and ultimately will be upheld by the Judiciary".

National Four takeaways: The analysis of the GOP health care plan
Author: 0 Four takeaways: The analysis of the GOP health care plan

The debate over the future of America's health care system rages on. "Just the opposite occurs" under the GOP bill the House approved this month, said No. The Albright professor was unwilling to make a guess about what the final version of the bill would look like because too much is unknown. In other states, the picture is only a bit brighter: Smaller subsidies to help people buy insurance and pay out-of-pocket costs, combined with lower-quality plans being sold, would result in fewer ...

National 'Trump, Listen!' Palestinian Protesters Rally as US President Sails Through
Author: 0 'Trump, Listen!' Palestinian Protesters Rally as US President Sails Through

He offered no detail and did not specifically mention the two-state solution, long the focus of global efforts and US Middle East diplomacy. U.S. Rep. During his speeches at Ben Gurion Airport and the Israel Museum on Monday and Tuesday respectively, Trump did not utter the three words that have made many an Israeli wince: two state-solution.

National Trump, Congress to blame for new rate hike request — Blue Cross
Author: 0 Trump, Congress to blame for new rate hike request — Blue Cross

As a result of an ongoing federal lawsuit, the Trump administration has been making the payments rather than Congress. Through 2016, we have lost more than $100 million. Kevin Campbell, said doctors are being "reimbursed at an all time low rate right now". So far, Republicans in Congress have debated how to dismantle the law and replace it with a less costly alternative.

National APC Stock Crowded With Sellers
Author: 0 APC Stock Crowded With Sellers

This may occur at the same time. Carmignac Gestion acquired 1.32M shares as Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC)'s stock declined 20.17%. Shareholder yield has the ability to show how much money the firm is giving back to shareholders via a few different avenues.

Author: 0 France's New President Gave Trump A Bone-Crushing Handshake

Their knuckles then appeared to turn white with their jaws clenching and faces tightening. Images from the photo session at the USA ambassador's residence in Brussels showed Trump finally giving up, his fingers loosened while Macron is still holding on tightly.

Author: 0 West Virginia Senate passes amended tax bill

The bill still contains nearly $1 trillion in tax cuts, mainly for the wealthy. Keeping former President Barack Obama's health care law is "completely unacceptable and totally unsustainable", the Senate's top Republican said Wednesday as the two parties braced for a Congressional Budget Office report on a House-passed bill overhauling that statute.

Author: 0 Abbott signs improper teacher-student relationships law

And lawmakers have yet to come to agreement on a so-called "bathroom bill". New Jersey officials say they have reached a $39 million settlement with energy company ConocoPhillips over ground water contamination. While the law does not not name a particular curriculum, it requires that teachers attend an ongoing percentage of professional development classes to ensure they maintain "appropriate relationships, boundaries, and communications between educators and students".

Author: 0 Kansas lawmakers prepare to debate tax hikes, school funding

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York, center, flanked by Sen. "So I don't see how that works", Republican Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, following a Democratic policy luncheon.