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National Washington Wizards: 3 takeaways from Game 7 loss vs. Celtics
Author: 0 Washington Wizards: 3 takeaways from Game 7 loss vs. Celtics

That is thanks, in large part, to Isiah Thomas and his gaudy numbers (more on I.T. later). The Celts ranked 15th during the regular season in points allowed per game (105.4.) and they still haven't figured it out in the postseason, ranking 8th allowing, 103.4 points per game.

National Trump relaxes political limits on religious groups
Author: 0 Trump relaxes political limits on religious groups

Widely considered to be a thank-you gift to his evangelical supporters, the order " Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty " calls for all tax-exempt organizations - but more specifically, churches - to be given the freedom to engage in political activity without suffering tax penalties.

National LDS Church Pulls Out Of Scouting Programs For Older Teens
Author: 0 LDS Church Pulls Out Of Scouting Programs For Older Teens

About 280,000 Mormon boys ages 8 to 13 will remain in the Scouts while the church develops its own program, the Mormons said. Saying it wants a new, simplified program of its own that is more closely tailored to Mormon teenagers, the church announced that boys ages 14 to 18 will no longer participate in the Boy Scouts starting next year.

Author: 0 Trump urges grads to draw lessons from his outsider status

Mr. Trump, who tweeted Friday morning he is considered canceling the daily press briefing, said he would make a decision over the next few weeks if he would cancel them. A strong majority of evangelicals voted for Trump in November despite some predictions to the contrary. He then asked , "Does that sound familiar, by the way?" Falwell became a key surrogate and validator for the thrice-married Trump during the campaign, frequently travelling with Trump on the candidate's plane and ...

Author: 0 Authorities: Jet crashes at small airport near New York City

No one else was on the Learjet, which was coming from Philadelphia. The public works building was not struck, borough officials said, but two other buildings were damaged - with fire erupting on the roof of the National Paper & Envelope Corp.

National On Moving the US Embassy, Trump Was Right the First Time
Author: 0 On Moving the US Embassy, Trump Was Right the First Time

The Palestinian leader said he envisions a two-state solution with a Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem , and Israel's borders defined by the so-called 1967 lines. The front of the U.S. embassy is seen in Tel Aviv, Israel January 20, 2017. "I'm not going to get into the decision-making process", she said. Jerusalem's status is one of the most emotionally charged issues in the conflict, with both sides laying claims.

Author: 0 Corrine Brown found guilty on fraud and tax evasion charges

Brown was charged and convicted of wire fraud and tax evasion as part of her role in funneling money into a fake charity known as One Door for Education and then into her own personal bank account. She says that all the financial details were left to Simmons and other hired staffers, admitting that she should have paid more attention to the finances of One Door.

Author: 0 North Korea blasts off 'new type' of missile in Kusong

Here's a closer look at what happened in Sunday's missile launch, which came only a few days after the inauguration of a new South Korean president, and why it's viewed as a worrying development by North Korea's neighbors and Washington. One of the missiles looked similar to the KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missile that North Korea had included in previous parades. Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the UN, has called the launch a message to South Korea after the inauguration of ...

Author: 0 How Jeff Sessions' Mandatory Minimums Benefit Private Prisons

Attorney for Utah under President George W. Bush, said in a statement anticipating the policy change. Both states saw a double digit percentage increase in the overdose death rate between 2014 and 2015. Sessions expressed support in general terms for drug treatment and prevention programs, but he emphasized that "criminal enforcement is crucial to stopping the violent transnational cartels that smuggle drugs across our borders, and the thugs and gangs who bring this poison into our ...

National After warm, windy Tuesday, plenty more chances for storms through weekend
Author: 0 After warm, windy Tuesday, plenty more chances for storms through weekend

Saturday Night . A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorms with hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes are possible in western Oklahoma on Tuesday , forecasters said. Low: 68. Wind: S 15-20 miles per hour. NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Wednesday: Partly sunny & exceptionally warm.

Author: 0 Donald Trump 'may replace White House communications team with Fox News producers'

I was thinking about it during this period of time", he said . The next day, however, Trump said he had been considering firing Comey for a while, and that Rosenstein's memo had sealed the deal. Bush administration. Several candidates were interviewed on Saturday, including New York Court of Appeals Associate Judge and former prosecutor Michael Garcia.

Author: 0 Watch Melissa McCarthy's most hilarious Sean Spicer bit yet from SNL

Did Trump fire James Comey for the initially stated reason that Attorney General Sessions and Deputy AG Rosenstein found his handling of the Clinton investigation unsatisfactory? Unwilling to believe his BFF Trump would ever do anything to hurt him, Spicey takes to the streets, motoring his podium up to NYC to get the truth in person.

Author: 0 Trump Establishes Panel to Probe Voter Fraud

Improper or fraudulent registrations, voting fraud and voter suppression are among the issues the commission will study , they said. Trump called the alleged voter fraud the most-pressing matter facing his presidency. However, since 2016, there have been cases of voter fraud in North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Illinois, Colorado and Wyoming, said Logan Churchwell, spokesman for the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a voter integrity group.

Author: 0 Did Trump Raise Mike Flynn's FBI Troubles at Comey Dinner?

Mrs. Clinton sought to use Comey's exoneration of her as a reinforcement of her qualifications for the Presidency, but when Mr. Comey announced in late October 2016 that he had reopened his investigation, Mrs. "It's not necessarily the best idea". Congressional Democrats, not surprisingly, spoke about obtaining the recordings in even more forceful terms and have begun weighing procedural steps they could pursue to tie up Capitol Hill until this question is resolved.

Author: 0 Syrian government denies United States claim of crematorium at prison

The State Department said it believes about 50 detainees are being hanged each day at the Saydnaya military prison, about 45 minutes north of the capital Damascus. He did not give an official estimate for the total number killed, but cited an Amnesty International report that between 5,000 and 11,000 had died in the prison between 2011 and 2015.

National 2 dead after aircraft crashes near northern New Jersey airport
Author: 0 2 dead after aircraft crashes near northern New Jersey airport

It wasn't immediately clear who was operating the plane at the time of the crash, and NBC 4 NY wasn't immediately able to reach the company. The Federal Aviation Administration said the jet left Philadelphia and went down in Carlstadt. Carlstadt police said two crew members on board were killed in the crash. A man can be seen running across a parking lot toward the crash site as thick, black smoke spews into the air.

National Penn State Frat Death Probe Will Reveal 'Who Knew What'
Author: 0 Penn State Frat Death Probe Will Reveal 'Who Knew What'

Ten members were arraigned Friday, and the other eight are scheduled for arraignment Tuesday. One of the students arraigned Tuesday - Becker - was arrested in mid-February on felony drug charges for allegedly selling large amounts of marijuana, according to court documents.

National New Orleans Removes Confederate President Jefferson Davis Statue
Author: 0 New Orleans Removes Confederate President Jefferson Davis Statue

The lawsuit, filed by Richard Marksbury in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, says the city can not legally take down the statue of because it does not own the memorial or the land it's on. New Orleans is a predominantly black city of almost 390,000. "Another historic monument was removed under the cover of darkness using amateur, masked workers in armor, unmarked vehicles and equipment with a heavy police presence", said Peter McGraw, president of the Monumental Task Committee in a ...

National Former 'Real Housewives' star Dina Manzo 'shaken up' after alleged home invasion
Author: 0 Former 'Real Housewives' star Dina Manzo 'shaken up' after alleged home invasion

NBC 4 NY reported Monday that Manzo and Cantin were robbed and physically attacked in Holmdel Township, New Jersey on Saturday, May 13. Dina Manzo is recovering after a scary home invasion over the weekend. The RHONJ star was also treated for injuries to the face as well. At the time of NBC News 4's initial report, Manzo and Cantin's identities weren't released by officials.

Author: 0 Ryan Blaney earns first career pole for NASCAR's Go Bowling 400

Truex called a year ago "the biggest heartbreaker", when he had several seconds on the field and came in to pit with 54 laps to go. Crew chief Jeremy Bullins agreed. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick finished 1-2 in the first two rounds of time trials-with Busch posting the fastest lap of the day at 190.624 miles per hour in the second round-but Blaney was fastest when it counted, on his third run on tires.

Author: 0 Trump reportedly revealed classified intelligence to Russian ministers

The Post reported that Trump shared "code-word information" - the term for intelligence classified at the highest possible level - with the Russians. Since Trump's reveal to Russian Federation, the White House has been trying to fix the situation by contacting the CIA and the National Security Agency.

National Fox News Co-President Bill Shine Ousted After Network Scandals
Author: 0 Fox News Co-President Bill Shine Ousted After Network Scandals

In her lawsuit Roginsky alleges that Scott did not investigate her claims of sexual advances towards her, and was one of a number of executives that encouraged Fox News contributors to retaliate against former anchor Gretchen Carlson, who filed the sexual harassment lawsuit a year ago against Ailes that eventually led to his resignation.

National Court Judges Focus On Whether Trump Travel Order Targets Muslims
Author: 0 Court Judges Focus On Whether Trump Travel Order Targets Muslims

The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on the travel ban case Monday afternoon shortly after the language was removed . Skeptical federal judges peppered a government lawyer Monday with questions about how much weight to give President Donald Trump's campaign statements calling for a "Muslim ban" as they assess the constitutionality of his revised travel ban.

National Health care mess: House takes a small step
Author: 0 Health care mess: House takes a small step

Sen. Susan Collins of ME, a moderate Republican whose vote will be critical to getting a bill to Trump's desk and who voiced similar concerns, said the Senate would not take up the House bill. The divergent Republican comments revealed the debate within the party about how to gut aspects of the Affordable Care Act, which became law in 2010 and which the Republican Party has promised to repeal.

Author: 0 Attorney general sparks fear with push for harsh sentences

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. The Justice Department memorandum orders prosecutors to pursue "the most serious, readily provable offense", noting that the offenses "carry the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences ".

Author: 0 Congressman Demands Trump Provide Those 'Tapes' of His Conversations With Comey

On Friday morning, President Trump fired off a tweet suggesting he may have recorded the conversations he had with former FBI Director James Comey and threatened to release them if Comey spoke out. Mr. Comey again replied that he would give him "honesty" and did not pledge his loyalty, according to the account of the conversation. Noted legal scholar Laurence Tribe told AFP that if Comey did indeed answer Trump's question, it would violate Department of Justice rules and "would be ...

Author: 0 James Clapper destroys Trump's favorite talking point about the Russian Federation investigation

No date has been set as yet for Mr Comey's public testimony or any announcement of whether the Senate committee would be willing to hold the hearing publicly. Out of the gate, she asked him about this tweet and Trump's use of Clapper as cover. The letter didn't include any documentation and Trump, breaking with presidential precedent in the recent past, has refused to release any returns for public scrutiny.

Author: 0 State Dept.: Assad using crematorium to hide atrocities

He said that newly de-classified documentation "underscore the depths to which the Syrian regime has gone, with the continuing support of its allies, Russian Federation and Iran". An Amnesty International report , titled "Human Slaughterhouse", detailed the conditions behind these numbers, describing a setting where many detainees "have been killed after being repeatedly tortured and systematically deprived of food, water, medicine and medical care".

Author: 0 John Wall Hits Game Winning Three, Clowns Celtics' for Wearing Funeral Attire

Despite all this, give me the fourth-seeded Washington Wizards at 9-to-5 tonight against the top-seeded Boston Celtics in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal . The Wizards responded with more energy after half-time, but each of their mini-runs were quickly beaten back by Boston , which continued to share the ball and take advantage of their fast break opportunities.

Author: 0 Donald Trump was ready to fire James Comey on entering White House

Regarding "Time for President Trump to really put America first" (May 10): Your editorial shows just how much you want to bend the facts to suit the current rhetoric. "But I know that he's been contemplating it for a while", Sanders replied. According to the AP report , sources within the Trump administration that enjoy personal contact with the president assert that he "increasingly sees himself as the White House's only effective spokesperson".

Author: 0 USA president mulling to replace WH press secretary with Fox News host

By party, 58 per cent of Republicans say they approve of Trump's firing of Comey, while 66 per cent of Democrats disapprove. A majority (65%) said they had either a great deal of confidence (25%) or some confidence (45%) in the FBI's investigation, but only 40% said the same about Congress.

Author: 0 Trump Got Democrats And Republicans To Agree On Something

Republicans have by and large believed what Trump says more than the intelligence community when it comes to Russia's hacking and even when it comes to Trump's accusation that President Barack Obama wiretapped his campaign. A reeling White House has no obvious path out of one of the most intense self-imposed crises in modern political history, as the shockwaves of President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey intensify.

Author: 0 Schumer: Trump Should Turn Over Any Comey 'Tapes' To Congress Or Apologize

That much has been confirmed by USA intelligence agencies. Trump said he thought Comey's firing would enjoy bipartisan popularity: "This is total obstruction", he added. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is trying to schedule an all-senators' briefing with Rosenstein on Capitol Hill as soon as next week.

Author: 0 Trump tapes? If they exist, they could spell trouble

But the New York Times hears word that it wasn't testifying that Comey objected to, but rather that he wants his testimony to be open to the public. During a Thursday interview with NBC's Lester Holt, Trump said he made the decision to fire Comey on his own, and that he would have done it regardless of what Rosenstein recommended, adding that he had been thinking of "this Russian Federation thing with Trump" when he came to his decision to fire Comey.

Author: 0 Tumultuous week puts Trump presidency on perilous path

They said he enjoyed a "broad" level of general support at the time of his firing. "It's safe to say that, with the events of the last week, it's reminded me of the importance of what I do". But Trump went on to defend his press secretary, Sean Spicer, and his deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Trump said in a May 12 tweet. "He is a wonderful person - he is a nice man".

Author: 0 Arraignments Scheduled for 8 PSU Fraternity Brothers Tuesday

Piazza, a 19-year-old sophomore from New Jersey, died after consuming large amounts of alcohol and sustaining traumatic brain injuries when he fell several times on the night of February 2. Nobody in the fraternity called 911 until 10:48 a.m. But Piazza had fallen down a flight of stairs on that morning in February and was on a couch in the club house, unresponsive.

National White House defends its reaction to Yates' warnings
Author: 0 White House defends its reaction to Yates' warnings

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing, May 9, 2017, at the White House in Washington . To say that McGahn has his work cut out of him is, therefore, an understatement. "She was just awesome", the Minnesota Democrat told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. Spicer defended the White House process in handling Flynn, even though the former National Security advisor wasn't immediately removed from duty after the warnings.

Author: 0 Man holding human head stabs worker at Oregon grocery store

Police located the body and determined the woman had died in the home. Joshua Webb was booked into jail Monday on charges of murder and attempted murder. The gruesome and freaky chain of events began Sunday afternoon when Webb entered the Thriftway grocery store covered in blood and armed with "what looked like a large kitchen type of knife", Roberts said.

Author: 0 Five Boko Haram commanders freed in exchange for 82 Chibok girls

The girls were among a group of 270 schoolgirls kidnapped in April 2014 by the militant group Boko Haram , which has waged an eight-year-old insurgency to create an Islamist caliphate, killing thousands and forcing more than two million from their homes.

Author: 0 We Don't Know Much About Trump's Russia Connections, With a Few Exceptions

The law firm that said Donald Trump has no financial ties to Russian Federation " with a few exceptions " was recognized in 2016 as Russian Federation law firm of the year. While Trump has dodged personally releasing his tax returns as every president since Richard Nixon has done, portions of previous returns have been leaked publicly - although it's unclear who is responsible.

National Iowa ag secretary Northey interested in federal post
Author: 0 Iowa ag secretary Northey interested in federal post

Agweb.com also reported that Clovis is being considered as undersecretary for research, education and economics. Yet Clovis, who was one of Trump's earliest campaign advisers, doesn't exactly check off the required boxes, according to reports by the Washington Post , ProPublica , and other outlets.

National Tilmon signs to play for Mizzou
Author: 0 Tilmon signs to play for Mizzou

Tilmon could not be reached for comment. With Tilmon's signing, Missouri rises to No. 6 in 247Sports' composite team recruiting rankings, up there with elite programs like Duke, Kentucky and UCLA. "He dominated. But just getting accustomed to the SEC and the Division I college level, he'll be a force to be reckoned with". Tilmon signed in the fall with IL.

National Price says journalist's arrest 'not my decision'
Author: 0 Price says journalist's arrest 'not my decision'

A West Virginia journalist was arrested and jailed on Tuesday (May 10) after he repeatedly asked a question of US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price as he toured the state's capital with White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, the reporter said .

Author: 0 Supreme Court Rejects Appeal to Reinstate NC's Strict Voter-ID Law

A unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit had found in 2016 that North Carolina legislators had acted "with nearly surgical precision" to blunt the influence of African American voters. Both organizations had challenged the law. "This is a huge victory for voters and a massive blow to Republicans trying to restrict access to the ballot, especially in communities of color", he said in a statement .

Author: 0 Jet strikes New Jersey building, emergency crews on scene

Police confirmed that multiple buildings are on fire, and local emergency crews are responding to the scene. A witness told Eyewitness News that it appeared the plane was trying to land at nearby Teterboro Airport. Three buildings were hit as the plane crashed, according to a spokesperson of Carlstadt, the neighborhood where the crash took place, according to WNBC.

Author: 0 Trump reportedly considering getting rid of Bannon, Spicer and Priebus

And, although many inside the White House, including Steve Bannon , defended Walsh, she soon left her position at the White House to join a pro-Trump group. Staff in the administration ha to find the truth and tell Trump before he tweeted or spoke in public about the fake story. Whether on goal or by accident, the cover claiming to be from the 70s was a complete hoax debunked by none other than TIME magazine in 2013.

Author: 0 Macron Names Surprise Choice as New Prime Minister

France's newly-inaugurated President Emmanuel Macron named conservative Edouard Philippe as the country's new prime minister in an unusual move of choosing a head of government from outside the president's party. But he added that if LR and its allies did not win a majority in June, voters "would not understand if we systematically opposed everything". Mr Philippe's age reinforced the generational shift in France's corridors of power and the image of youthful vigour that Mr Macron is ...

National Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing
Author: 0 Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing

His comments came ahead of an address to students at Liberty University, an evangelical institution that was created to both inspire the youth audience and help lift the darkened mood that hangs over his administration. President Trump, on his part, said that he took the decision on his own accord, while eclipsing the role of the deputy attorney general, which in turn left his team at the White House in an uncomfortable lurch.