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National Special counsel probes Trump for possible obstruction
Author: 0 Special counsel probes Trump for possible obstruction

Shortly after firing Comey last month, Trump reportedly told visiting Russian officials that doing away with the former top cop relieved him of "great pressure" because of the investigation. Reports that Trump was considering firing Mueller surfaced last week , again citing unnamed sources. Grassley said Comey's dismissal and Comey's testimony on Lynch should be looked at together, noting that Comey "took the opportunity in his testimony to clear his own name by denouncing as false the ...

Author: 0 Otto Warmbier: Released On 'Humanitarian' Grounds After Being 'Terrorized' By North Korea

Survivors of North Korea's concentration camps draw what they witnessed. The earliest images of his brain they received from North Korea are dated April 2016, Kanter said. That was used as evidence in his hourlong trial. The communist regime accused the 22-year-old of stealing a political banner and held a trial in March 2016 where he was convicted of "hostile acts" and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.

National Fire crews battle blaze in northern New Mexico
Author: 0 Fire crews battle blaze in northern New Mexico

Martinez said in a statement. The fire is burning near and around the East Fork of the Jemez River. An evacuation center has been established at the Jemez Mountain Baptist Church in Jemez Springs. Sandoval County sheriff's deputies are escorting residents into the evacuated area to collect pets and gather belongings. Valles Caldera is home to vast grasslands, the remnants of one of North America's few super volcanoes and one of New Mexico's most famous elk herds.

National Marriott CEO urges Trump to improve ties with Cuba
Author: 0 Marriott CEO urges Trump to improve ties with Cuba

Saying that the aim was to fix what Trump has called a "bad deal" struck by Obama with Havana, one United States official said the new administration would leave the door open to improved relations if Cuba undertakes democratic reforms such as allowing free and fair elections and the release of political prisoners.

Author: 0 Senate Passes Russia Sanctions That Trump Can't Lift

The White House has not yet released a statement on the president's reaction to the sanctions bill . The measures need the approval of the House of Representatives and to be signed into law by President Trump , although they are thought to have enough Congressional support to override any veto.

National Texas Gov. Signs Bill Protecting Religious Freedom of Faith-Based Adoption Groups
Author: 0 Texas Gov. Signs Bill Protecting Religious Freedom of Faith-Based Adoption Groups

News reported . As NCRM reported in late May when the bill had passed both Houses of the Texas legislature , the text of the bill makes clear its true intent. The bill, House Bill 3859, will permit discrimination against LGBTQ couples wishing to adopt children, in addition to allowing LGBTQ children to be placed under the agencies' care in "religious education".

National Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license
Author: 0 Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license

OR approved the introduction of a third gender option on drivers' licenses Thursday, in what is the first official alternative to the male/female binary in the U.S. "And then I'll no doubt stand out front of the building, or sit in the vehicle, and cry". "People didn't share their testimony", Tom McClellan, the division administrator for the department, told the newspaper.

National Trump Appoints His Family Event Planner To HUD Post In New York
Author: 0 Trump Appoints His Family Event Planner To HUD Post In New York

She's arranged tournaments at Trump golf courses, served as the liaison to the Trump family during his presidential campaign, and even arranged Eric Trump's wedding. As the head of the Region II Division, Patton will be responsible for distributing money to public housing authorities. The cuts have severe implications for de Blasio's city.

Author: 0 Over Foreign Payments to Trump Hotels, Two US Attorney Generals to Sue

Constitution. Trump's ownership in hundreds of businesses hurts Maryland and D.C. and violates "emoluments" clauses in the Constitution that bar the president from accepting gifts from foreign governments without congressional approval as well as from domestic governments under any circumstances, according to the complaint .

National Penn State to wear retro uniforms against IN with throwback helmets
Author: 0 Penn State to wear retro uniforms against IN with throwback helmets

However, we think most , if not all, PSU supporters will like the retro unis the Nittany Lions revealed today. The players will also have their numbers on the sides of their helmet like Alabama traditionally has. Some might question the decision, but why not pay homage to a distant past? Coach James Franklin said Thursday that Nike had been working on the uniforms for months, and that plans to wear them another time were not determined.

National Swamp Fights Back: Mueller Hires Clinton Foundation Lawyer for Russia Probe
Author: 0 Swamp Fights Back: Mueller Hires Clinton Foundation Lawyer for Russia Probe

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, warned on Twitter that "If President fired Bob Mueller, Congress would immediately re-establish independent counsel and appoint Bob Mueller". US #President Donald Trump is being investigated for the possible #Obstruction Of Justice. Mr Comey testified under oath that Mr Trump had told him during a private meeting: "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go".

National Rosenstein Says He Has Seen No Reason to Remove Mueller
Author: 0 Rosenstein Says He Has Seen No Reason to Remove Mueller

President Trump is so out of touch with reality that he thinks he can threaten special counsel Robert Mueller into clearing him on the Russian Federation scandal. Sessions recused himself in March from a federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump after acknowledging that he had met twice previous year with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

Author: 0 'Dear Evan Hansen' and 'Hello Dolly' Win Big at Tony Awards

The 71st Tony Awards ceremony was predicted to be a horse race in the musical categories, but it turned out to be dominated by "Dear Evan Hanson", the show about a high school student whose world is turned upside-down in the wake of a classmate's death.

Author: 0 Trump goes bonkers in afternoon Twitter rant about Clinton and Russian Federation

The president's tweets appeared to be a response to reports that Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller has expanded his investigation into Russian election interference to include whether Trump has obstructed justice. The lawyer for the president's son-in-law and close adviser said there was nothing surprising about the Post's report. The meeting raised eyebrows because it occurred in the middle of an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email ...

National Comey Planning To Testify Publicly As Early As Next Week
Author: 0 Comey Planning To Testify Publicly As Early As Next Week

Last month, the New York Times reported that Comey wrote a February memo alleging Trump asked him to shut down the FBI investigation into Flynn's ties to Russian Federation. Unfortunately, one thing may come between Comey's truth and the public's ears - President Donald Trump . "I'll apply a scientific term - he's a hot dog", Rove said.

National Russian banker Sergey Gorkov brushes off questions about meeting with Jared Kushner
Author: 0 Russian banker Sergey Gorkov brushes off questions about meeting with Jared Kushner

Gorkov, a longtime economic aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, has said in a written statement to Reuters that his encounter with Kushner, a Trump adviser, was a business meeting. Kushner's White House spokesperson responded to the same inquiry by forwarding NBC a previous statement from White House spokesperson Hope Hicks, who said that in the December meeting with Vnesheconombank CEO Sergey Gorkov , Kushner "was acting in his capacity as a transition official and had many ...

National Comey Firing Could be Part of Special Counsel Investigation, Rosenstein Says
Author: 0 Comey Firing Could be Part of Special Counsel Investigation, Rosenstein Says

He says he is confident that Comey understood and would abide by the Justice Departments rules on communications with the White House about ongoing investigations. "This process has to play out because of what he did with [fired FBI director James] Comey and also calling for the investigation to end". "I think it is", Ruddy said.

National Special Counsel Robert Mueller Will Investigate President Trump
Author: 0 Special Counsel Robert Mueller Will Investigate President Trump

Trump wrote in a follow-up tweet that he was the victim of a "witch hunt" and called the people behind the investigations "very bad and conflicted". Trump - while not under oath , it's worth noting - has insisted flatly that he had never urged Comey to slow or stop the Flynn investigation. Mr Comey told a Senate hearing last week that he believed he was sacked "because of the Russian Federation investigation", being carried out by special counsel Robert Mueller .

National Texas Unemployment Rate for May Slips to 4.8 Percent
Author: 0 Texas Unemployment Rate for May Slips to 4.8 Percent

There were 9,685 more Georgians employed in May than in April, pushing the total number to another record of 4.79 million. Overall, Weld County in May gained another 100 jobs in the mining, logging and construction sector over the month, bringing year-to-date totals to 1,000 for the biggest sector change for the year.

National What we know about the injuries from the Alexandria shooting
Author: 0 What we know about the injuries from the Alexandria shooting

House Majority Whip Steve Scales (R-La.), who was shot in the hip on Wednesday, remains in critical condition following the incident and had his third surgery Thursday morning. In Belleville, residents continued to grapple with the news that one of their own, a man many knew could be quick to anger, but who many said didn't show outward signs of violence, could have committed the mass shooting.

National Fans line up early for Warriors celebration
Author: 0 Fans line up early for Warriors celebration

I'm sure we will have a conversation about it pretty soon". The parade ended on the shores of Lake Merritt where coach Steve Kerr and the players addressed the crowd during an 80-minute rally. But the big victor after might have been Draymond Green and a T-shirt that pays tribute to the Warriors' 4-1 series win. "There was never any question in my mind that this was going to work".

Author: 0 New Russia sanctions impact muted even as energy shares sag

Russia's stock market hit new multi-month lows on Thursday, deepening a recent selloff because of concerns about new United States sanctions against Moscow and weak oil prices. He called the sanctions "ill-timed" and said the administration needs the ability to "turn that heat up" on Russian Federation, should a future situation call for it.

Author: 0 London fire: Apartment tower could have been fireproofed for under $10000

Queen Elizabeth II and her grandson Prince William visited the Grenfell Tower earlier this morning. The Grammy-winning musician was at the place of the disaster around midnight, according to an eyewitness. Opponents of May's government demanded to know whether more could have been done to prevent the disaster, if building precautions such as fire doors had been properly implemented and if spending cuts to local authorities had played a part.

Author: 0 Puerto Rico again votes for statehood, but needs Congress to act

The referendum has sparked dozens of memes that turned viral, including some showing the tropical island covered in snow. According to preliminary results, nearly half a million votes were cast for statehood, with just 7600 for independence and 6700 to stay the same.

Author: 0 Rep. Steve Scalise undergoes third surgery after shooting

The bullet reportedly pierced his hip during baseball practice may have done a lot of damage and the hospital said he's had to have a number of transfusions. "We love you", congressman John Lewis, representing Georgia, said of Mr Scalise's critical condition. Scalise, two Capitol Police officers, and another two staffers were wounded, before Hodgkinson was taken down in the shootout.

Author: 0 'Team Scalise' unites as lawmaker remains in critical condition

Hodgkinson belonged to a number of anti-Republican groups, including one called "Terminate the Republican Party ". He's still in critical condition Thursday at MedStar Washington Hospital Center . Despite the tragedy, Pence said the best of America will shine at Thursday night's congressional baseball game , for which the lawmakers were practicing when they were attacked.

National 'Will not be silenced' Sen. Kamala Harris interrupted by male colleagues again
Author: 0 'Will not be silenced' Sen. Kamala Harris interrupted by male colleagues again

Kamala D. Harris hysterical? ". However, instead of "passionate", Harris is viewed as "combative" and "hysterical" - two terms used by political contributors and senators to describe Harris's method of questioning. We've talked about this before. Harris: Did you ask that it would be shown to you? "I do want you to be honest", Harris said. "Chairman, the witness should be allowed to answer the question", McCain said.

Author: 0 Trump blasts reported obstruction probe over 'phony' Russian Federation story

President Donald Trump is telling his Twitter followers that they are witnessing the "single greatest WITCH HUNT in American history". President Trump tweeted Thursday, after NBC News confirmed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating whether the president attempted to obstruct justice in the FBI's investigation.

National Newt Gingrich changes his mind about Russia special prosecutor Robert Mueller
Author: 0 Newt Gingrich changes his mind about Russia special prosecutor Robert Mueller

But as Rosenstein laid out in his testimony, Trump does not have the authority to fire Mueller , who Rosenstein appointed special counsel on May 17. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii. Comey testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that he gave one of his associates, a Columbia professor, permission to share information from memos Comey wrote about his private conversations with Trump.

National Trump says US Congressman Scalise's condition is 'more difficult' than first thought
Author: 0 Trump says US Congressman Scalise's condition is 'more difficult' than first thought

Even President Donald Trump , who rode to the White House on a road of division, rightly called for unity. "Steve in his own way may have brought some unity to our long-divided country", Trump added. If not for the presence of the U.S. Capitol Police officers, authorities say, the toll could have been much worse when a heavily armed gunman opened fire at a congressional baseball practice just outside Washington early Wednesday.

National Funeral set for prison guard killed in escape
Author: 0 Funeral set for prison guard killed in escape

Following a string of false sightings in SC on Wednesday, their trail was cold , according to authorities. The ensuing foot chase shut down Interstate 24, about 10 miles south of Murfreesboro. He said he feared the killers, armed with the officers' semiautomatic handguns, would kill again. Dubose and Rowe ran from the vehicle to the woods.

Author: 0 Special counsel probe turns to Jared Kushner's business dealings, report says

Russian Federation investigation special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating Kushner's finances. " Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about Russia-related matters". The FBI is also looking into the financial activity of Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, and Carter Page, the Post says, and all of them have been cut loose from team Trump.

Author: 0 Who else but Trump to call for a nation full of apprentices?

Many businesses leaders remain skeptical of the preparation that prospective apprentices receive from public high schools and community colleges. Experts are encouraged by the administration's plan to invest in apprenticeships, but caution that they aren't the only solution to train workers.

National Nurse Seriously Wounded After Being Stabbed by Patient
Author: 0 Nurse Seriously Wounded After Being Stabbed by Patient

She was airlifted by Life Star Medical to UMass Memorial Center in Worcester where she was listed in critical, but stable condition and was undergoing surgery. The man accused of stabbing a nurse while in a MA hospital's emergency room will be arraigned on Thursday while the victim remains in critical condition.

Author: 0 Secret Service claims to not have Trump tapes

The response comes after the Wall Street Journal reported on a May 15th Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request they submitted to the Secret Service. During Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation boss responded, " Lordy, I hope there are tapes ".

National Trump tweets of witch hunt amid Russian Federation probe, bashes Hillary Clinton
Author: 0 Trump tweets of witch hunt amid Russian Federation probe, bashes Hillary Clinton

President Donald Trump just can't seem to let the election go. Mr. Trump's morning tweets included what seemed like a jab at former FBI Director Robert Mueller , the new Special Counsel for the Russian Federation probe, as he said the investigation was being "led by some very bad and conflicted people!" At an off-camera briefing for reporters, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders referred questions about the president's latest tweets to Trump's personal attorney.

National CNN sues Justice Department for copies of Comey memos
Author: 0 CNN sues Justice Department for copies of Comey memos

He soon added: "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" "Meanwhile, a Twitter account representing Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign trolled Trump for attacking Clinton".

National Wife of James Hodgkinson: 'I was shocked'
Author: 0 Wife of James Hodgkinson: 'I was shocked'

And had volunteered for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. The suspected shooter at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday belonged to several anti-Republican groups and campaigned for former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in 2016.

National James T Hodgkinson: What we know about Virginia suspect
Author: 0 James T Hodgkinson: What we know about Virginia suspect

In a press conference, President Trump announced the shooting suspect has died from his injuries. "The problem is the utility of them, because they give us so many false positives", said Bongardt, who now heads The Gyges Group, a security firm.

Author: 0 Republican lawmaker received threatening email after Congressional baseball shooting

When you take away ordinary peoples very lives in order to pay off the wealthiest among us, your own lives forfeit. "Certainly, your souls and mortality were lost long before". On Tenney's official Facebook page, someone recently also posted a threatening comment aimed at her son, an active duty U.S. Marine now deployed to the Middle East.

Author: 0 Michelle Carter verdict to be announced Friday

This story has been corrected to show the first name of the suicide victim is Conrad, not Carter. Carter's fate rests with Bristol County Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz , who heard the case after she waived her right to a jury trial.

National Cosby admitted to giving Quaaludes to multiple women in decade-old deposition
Author: 0 Cosby admitted to giving Quaaludes to multiple women in decade-old deposition

Constand testified this week that the pills Cosby gave her prevented her from articulating that she didn't consent or physically removing herself from the situation. Later, she added that he also said, "Oh I feel bad telling you this, it sounds perverted, do I sound like a perverted person?" When McMonagle cross-examined Valliere after the lunch break, he accused her of bias and pulled up a post from her business' Facebook from February 2016 that included a story about the Cosby case ...

Author: 0 Is This How Jeff Sessions Finally Kills Medical Marijuana?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked Congress to get rid of laws that have helped the medical marijuana industry avoid federal prosecution. In the letter to Congress , which was first reported Monday by MassRoots, a marijuana-related news site, Sessions charges that drug traffickers "already cultivate and distribute marijuana inside the United States under the guise of state medical marijuana laws".

Author: 0 Officer justified in firing at motorist

He told the jury that Castile stared straight ahead and had "total disregard" for the officer's commands to stop reaching for the firearm Castile had just seconds before disclosed he was carrying in the auto. Specifically, he asked why Yanez first said to a police supervisor who interviewed him at the scene that he didn't know where the gun was. "I told him to get his hand off it!" Kapelsohn disagreed, saying the central question to him was whether Yanez "reasonably believed that Castile was ...

National Kansas governor signs school funding bill; court review next
Author: 0 Kansas governor signs school funding bill; court review next

The governor acted Thursday and broke with gun-rights allies. John Robb , an attorney for the districts, said he expects the court will move quickly to hear oral arguments. Allowing guns in psychiatric hospitals would be risky, Elsbury said, and the hospitals can't afford to spend millions on security. "They've designed a new vehicle, but we don't think they put enough gas in it", Robb said.