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Author: 0 Trump Ends First Foreign Trip With G7 Summit

Trump's return home also shifts attention back to the storm clouds of scandal hovering over the White House. Having dropped the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" in Saudi Arabia, the U.S. In a lead article on Trump's visit to Brussels , the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung noted that the European Union is seeking to counteract the nationalist "America first" policy by posing as advocates of open markets.

National Vets asked to step up on holiday
Author: 0 Vets asked to step up on holiday

They were joined by several youth military groups who followed behind, making sure those flags were as precise as could be. Memorial Day has become the traditional kick off of summer but the holiday has a much more significant objective.

National Scouts honor fallen veterans at Marietta National Cemetery
Author: 0 Scouts honor fallen veterans at Marietta National Cemetery

The holiday originally was called Decoration Day and came about after so many lost their lives during the Civil War, which ended in 1865. The grand marshal is Alice Johnson, a World War II Navy veteran, and speaker is Tim Martel, who served in the Navy from 1963-1988 as a naval flight officer.

National FBI deflects House Oversight Committee's request for documents
Author: 0 FBI deflects House Oversight Committee's request for documents

The statement from attorney Jamie Gorelick was issued Thursday amid reports that the FBI was investigating meetings Kushner had in December with Russian officials. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz had asked for the material by Wednesday. The FBI didn't completely rule out handing over the documents but said it was still reviewing Chaffetz's request in light of the Justice Department appointing a special counsel to investigate potential Russian collusion with the Trump ...

National Former CIA head anxious over Russian Federation contacts
Author: 0 Former CIA head anxious over Russian Federation contacts

Meanwhile, former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page said he will testify next month before the House intelligence committee, and the New York Times reported that U.S. Flynn is considered a key witness in the investigation, because of his ties to Russian Federation. "In the midst of the 2016 presidential primary season", WaPo's Karoun Demirjian and Devlin Barrett report , Comey's Federal Bureau of Investigation "received a purported Russian intelligence document ...

National Trump's son-in-law opened links with Russian Federation after polls
Author: 0 Trump's son-in-law opened links with Russian Federation after polls

Mr. Kushner spoke with Moscow's envoy past year about creating a covert channel that would let Mr. Trump's transition team communicate privately with the Kremlin off the radar of US intelligence agencies, the Washington Post first reported Friday evening citing multiple unnamed USA officials.

Author: 0 Top Trump advisers decline to comment on Kushner

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has dismissed the allegations as baseless and unfounded, noting that Russian Federation had no intention to interfere in the U.S. Kushner's interest in a back channel first was reported by The Washington Post , which cited intercepts of conversations between Russia's ambassador, Sergei Kislyak, and Moscow .

National Boy flies off slide at water park on opening day
Author: 0 Boy flies off slide at water park on opening day

The city of Dublin says the slides went through extensive testing and were just permitted yesterday. They both have steep 80-degree drops. Park officials say they are reevaluating the slide, but say they followed the manufacturer's guidelines for the attraction, including height requirements.

National United States men stabbed to death trying to stop anti-Muslim train rant
Author: 0 United States men stabbed to death trying to stop anti-Muslim train rant

Friday's attack happened just hours before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began. He was a compassionate young man with many plans, his sister said at Saturday's vigil. Police say his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The killings - in which two men were fatally stabbed and another was wounded - came after Christian allegedly started yelling what "would best be characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions" toward two women in a Metropolitan ...

National Police identify victims in Oregon train attack
Author: 0 Police identify victims in Oregon train attack

After graduating from Portland's Reed College with a degree in economics a year ago, he began working at an environmental consulting agency. Best was a father of four, worked as a technician for the city's Bureau of Development Services, and was an US army veteran who served 23 years in the military, the Oregonian newspaper reports.

National Kushner back channel with Russia 'involved Syria'
Author: 0 Kushner back channel with Russia 'involved Syria'

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said Saturday that so-called "back-channeling" was normal, reported Voice of America .McMaster was in Taormina, Italy, on the sideline of the Group of Seven meetings, and he did not speak specifically about Jared Kushner , who is also a senior advisor to Trump.

National Hall of Fame pitcher, Congressman Bunning dies
Author: 0 Hall of Fame pitcher, Congressman Bunning dies

Bunning retired from baseball in 1971, then took his hard-nosed approach to politics. During his first season with the Phillies in 1964, Bunning followed up his no-hitter with a flawless game against the Mets, marking the first National League perfecto in the 20th century.

Author: 0 AP reports Kushner back channel with Russian Federation involved Syria

Raddatz pressed Kelly about whether it would be OK for these back-channel communications to be conducted using Russian diplomatic facilities, as, according to the Washington Post , Kushner sought. He has not been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation yet. Trump's White House has been on notice since at least mid-February, when Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee demanded the White House, FBI , and Justice Department begin preparing materials related to ...

Author: 0 Trump not swayed by G7 leaders on Paris climate deal

In Europe, he harangued North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders for not paying their "fair share" to support the 68-year-old-military alliance and pointedly did not publicly recommit to NATO's Article V, which requires members to come to the defense of any member state that is attacked.

Author: 0 Top Donald Trump advisers decline to comment on Jared Kushner

Following on from a hard meeting with world leaders at a summit in Italy, Mr Trump and his team face reports that Mr Trump's son-on-law - and top White House adviser - Jared Kushner had looked to set up a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team.

Author: 0 Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal

In a hangar at Naval Air Station Sigonella, which is also on Sicily, Trump was introduced by his wife Melania, who has raised eyebrows during the trip by twice flicking away her husband's hand when he tried to hold hers. Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama , negotiated the deal and agreed reduce the country's emissions by between 26 and 28 percent by 2025 compared to 2005 levels.

Author: 0 UN Concerns over Civilians in IS-Controlled Mosul Areas

They began a new offensive to recapture Mosul's Old City from three directions. Once Iraqi forces take back the occupied neighborhoods, the Iraqi government will announce the liberation of Mosul from ISIS, the Joint Operation Command said.

Author: 0 Family, friends hail men who died trying to stop attack

The victims were identified Saturday as 53-year-old Ricky John Best, of Happy Valley, 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche , of Southeast Portland, and Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, of Southeast Portland. A vigil is planned at the Hollywood Transit Center on Saturday night. Dyjuana Hudson, the mother of one of the girls, told The Oregonian/OregonLive the man began a racial tirade as soon as he spotted the girls.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande Will Return to Manchester for Benefit Concert

Tillerson's remarks came during a trip to Britain to offer condolences after Monday's suicide blast that killed 22 people - even as British leaders expressed displeasure at leaks related to the bombing investigation that they blamed on USA authorities.

National N.K. leader inspects test-fire of new anti-aircraft weapon
Author: 0 N.K. leader inspects test-fire of new anti-aircraft weapon

Pyongyang has conducted dozens of missile launches and tested two nuclear bombs since the start of a year ago in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. The North's progress on this front has anxious its neighbors, as the solid-fueled missile has a likely range of 1,000-2,000 km and can be moved and hidden more easily than its liquid-fueled counterpart.

Author: 0 Donald Trump to make final decision on Paris climate deal next week

The Axios news outlet cited three sources with direct knowledge in its report. A top White House adviser said the president's views were evolving on the issue. Although he promised to make a decision next week, his apparent reluctance to embrace the first legally binding global climate deal clearly annoyed German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

National CBO gives a brutal diagnosis of GOP's health plan
Author: 0 CBO gives a brutal diagnosis of GOP's health plan

Erasing former President Barack Obama's health care law was a top promise of Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, and by congressional GOP candidates since its 2010 enactment. Other states would take one or the other waiver and still others may not change health care requirements at all . With the CBO score out now, it's harder for Republicans to evade questions about the impact of their plan.

National Trump administration asks for time to weigh Obamacare subsidies
Author: 0 Trump administration asks for time to weigh Obamacare subsidies

House Republicans sued the Obama administration in 2014 claiming the subsidies were illegal because they weren't explicitly appropriated by Congress . Trump has also made statements in the past few months indicating he's on the fence, like when he suggested to The Economist he could stop paying them when he wanted to.

Author: 0 Dissecting Donald Trump's $4.1 Trillion Budget Proposal

The proposed budget , for the fiscal year that begins October 1, was being delivered to Congress Tuesday, setting off an extended debate in which Democrats are already attacking the administration for trying to balance the budget on the backs of the poor .

National Governor signs law making Texas gun fees nation's lowest
Author: 0 Governor signs law making Texas gun fees nation's lowest

As he was holding the bullet-ridden target, Abbott allegedly said, "I'm gonna carry this around in case I see any reporters", according to the Texas Tribune . House Bill 375 - authored by State Rep. "No Texan should be priced out of their way to defend themselves". Texas became the 11th state in the nation to adopt a resolution calling for a convention of states earlier this month, and Missouri followed soon after, bumping the total number of states to call for one to 12.

Author: 0 Sessions: Justice Dept. to Ask Supreme Court to Review Travel Ban Ruling

The Trump administration challenged federal district court Judge Derrick K. Watson's order to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which heard arguments May 15. The judges ruled 10-3 on Thursday to "affirm in substantial part" the earlier decisions that have kept the controversial ban from going into effect.

National Takeaways From Trump's First Foreign Trip As President
Author: 0 Takeaways From Trump's First Foreign Trip As President

The gathering of leaders from the wealthiest democracies in the world ended without a unanimous agreement on climate change, as the USA said it wanted to take more time to decide whether to stay on with the Paris accord - or back out, as Trump had promised to do on the campaign trail.

Author: 0 CBO Report: 23 Million to Lose Coverage Under AHCA

Only 20% of American voters say they are more likely to vote for a senator or member of Congress who supports the revised Republican health-care plan, while 44% say they are less likely. The American Health Care Act would eliminate Obamacare's taxes, which would mean almost $1 trillion in tax cuts, mainly for the wealthy, according to The Associated Press.

National Trump Tells Confidants He's Pulling Out Of The Paris Climate Agreement
Author: 0 Trump Tells Confidants He's Pulling Out Of The Paris Climate Agreement

US President Donald Trump has reportedly told 'confidants, ' including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, that he plans to leave a landmark global agreement on climate change. However, he added that Trump wasn't immediately swayed by arguments from Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, France's President Emmanuel Macron and others to honour the Paris Agreement.

Author: 0 3 reasons to care about NC packing black voters together

In addition to the practical consequences that Monday's ruling could have for redistricting in North Carolina in 2018, and in the rest of the country after the 2020 census, there is a fascinating political twist to the North Carolina case .

National G7 leaders divided over Climate Change
Author: 0 G7 leaders divided over Climate Change

German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticised what she called "a very hard, not to say very unsatisfactory" discussion with Trump on the issue. The news outlet cited three sources with direct knowledge in its report that the President had told multiple people in private, including the Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt, that he will withdraw the U.S.

National Lawmakers complete $46B budget in grueling special session
Author: 0 Lawmakers complete $46B budget in grueling special session

Despite an agreement with Republican leaders on the special session framework, Dayton never committed to signing their bills . Democrat Dayton and his staff will spend much of the holiday weekend combing through the mostly Republican-written bills, which are up to 672 pages long.

National Berks lawmakers react to CBO report on health care plan
Author: 0 Berks lawmakers react to CBO report on health care plan

The Republican plan would roll back the requirement under the Affordable Care Act , also known as Obamacare, that everybody has to have insurance. High-income people will see their taxes cut by $230 billion over 10 years, because they always need more pocket change.

National Trump recaps trip before returning to Washington
Author: 0 Trump recaps trip before returning to Washington

The White House had hoped to use Trump's five-stop trip as a moment to reset. He says, "it allows you to communicate in a discreet manner". Mrs. Trump adds that she's very proud of how hard the president worked on the trip on behalf of the U.S.

National Oregon opens super regional with 4-0 win over Kentucky
Author: 0 Oregon opens super regional with 4-0 win over Kentucky

Meagan Prince was solid all day in the circle for the Wildcats, only allowing five hits to the potent OR offense, but the United Kingdom offense only was able to manage three hits of its own off Megan Kleist - who got a complete-game shutout in the circle for the Ducks.

National Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy Episode 2 Hits June 6th
Author: 0 Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy Episode 2 Hits June 6th

If you've been on the drop ride Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure , it's reopening with a new name, a new theme and even more ups and downs. Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS devices and Android devices. The ride itself is similar in length and speed, but the doors this time open on high-definition, all-new video scenes inspired by the movies and the experience is enhanced with upbeat pop music from the films.

National G7 summit ends deadlocked on climate change
Author: 0 G7 summit ends deadlocked on climate change

During Friday's gathering of the Group of 7 wealthy democracies — as well as at earlier stops on Trump's first worldwide trip — leaders have implored him to stick with the 2015 accord aimed at reducing carbon emissions and slowing potentially disastrous global warming.

National Wisconsin senator reacts to healthcare CBO report
Author: 0 Wisconsin senator reacts to healthcare CBO report

The coverage losses under the AHCA would be concentrated in the Medicaid program, but the level of private coverage would also drop compared to the Affordable Care Act . Republicans have often knocked Obamacare for having such high deductibles that enrollees don't really have coverage even though they have an insurance card.

National Rock Music Star Gregg Allman Passes Away
Author: 0 Rock Music Star Gregg Allman Passes Away

There is some comfort in knowing that millions of people all over the world feel the same way. At Rock House on Tybee Island, some other Allman Brothers fans shared their reactions with WJCL News. Duane also worked as a session guitarist in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and NY, recording with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, saxophonist King Curtis and other artists before talking Gregg into becoming the lead singer for Trucks' band.

National G7 summit ends in deadlock over climate change
Author: 0 G7 summit ends in deadlock over climate change

Numerous protesters carried flags or wore bandanas over their faces with the hammer and sickle symbol, a communist symbol. According to the G7 summit final communique , as a result of the meeting the leaders of the world's seven major advanced economies agreed to increase worldwide cooperation to tackle such contemporary issues as terrorism , climate change , cyberattacks, unfair trade practices, as well as to enhance efforts to settle the conflicts in the Middle East and tensions on ...

National Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal -Axios
Author: 0 Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal -Axios

That tweet set a timeframe for the United States to quickly reconsider its original position, contained in the G7 communique , of abstaining from the pact. US Defense Secretary James Mattis, in comments to be aired fully in a TV interview Sunday, said Trump - famously skeptical of global warming - is now "wide open" on the issue.

National Ahead of Summit, Trump calls Germans 'very bad' on trade
Author: 0 Ahead of Summit, Trump calls Germans 'very bad' on trade

He said his dad is from Germany. The group was also discussing whether to stay with its previous position that it could increase sanctions against Russia over its conflict with Ukraine if Russian actions make that necessary. "Today G7 leaders have joined Britain in condemning this barbaric act of violence", said British Prime Minister Theresa May , who left the summit a day early to deal with the aftermath of the attack.

Author: 0 Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics

Because of evidence that high-risk pools are expensive and have been underfunded, Senate Republicans say they're weighing using reinsurance instead. ABC News reports that while efforts to push similar bills in states like Kansas and Arkansas have petered out, Texas is forging full steam ahead in its quest to become only the second state in the country that seeks to police the bathroom habits of transgender individuals.