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"Remarks by the Vice President at the National Peace Officers" Memorial Service

Trump visited the U.S. Capitol earlier Monday to pay tribute to fallen officers and gave remarks at an event held on the west lawn. Every day, our police officers and staff go out to work not knowing what they might face, but do so with the utmost professionalism and bravery.

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Comey to testify in public Senate intelligence hearing

McMaster said in an interview on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos". White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment procedures to prepare for the possible impeachment of the US President Donald Trump, although officials still believe this is a distant possibility, according to a CNN report .

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Enacts New Drug Crime Policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' two-page memo to US attorney's offices across the country, calling for stricter criminal charges and sentencing, could harm those already behind bars. Almost half of those inmates are in custody for drug crimes, records show. State officials have increasingly acknowledged that they can no longer bear the cost of warehousing offenders - many for drug crimes - who were targets of harsh punishments which began decades ago.

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McCain Questions Rationality of Calls to Impeach US President

We don't have to think that impeachment is out of our reach. "At this point, the Republican Congress is trying to find a way to get to the bottom of the allegations about the ties between members of the Trump Administration and Russia", Dan Mahaffee, senior vice president and director of policy at the Center for the Study of Congress and the Presidency, told Xinhua.

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Notre Dame Graduates Protest Pence's Commencement Speech

He walked out in protest of the Trump administration's immigration polices. During the commencement ceremony, the university also awarded Pence an honorary law degree. More than 100 students walked out quietly to some brief cheers and boos. "Notre Dame is an exception, an island in a sea of conformity so far spared from the noxious wave that seems to be rushing over much of academia".

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Ringling Bros. Shuts Down the Big Top After 146 Years

Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson stages the final farewell presentation of the Ringling Bros . There are still circus performers. The final shows of what was long promoted as " The Greatest Show on Earth " are being staged throughout the weekend, with three shows Saturday and three Sunday.

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Reds rally to beat Rockies 12-8, break 7-game slide

Otto backed that up with another K on the slider, this time getting Arismendy Alcantara , to end that threat and hand the ball to Greg Holland in the ninth. Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco who has already missed past three games with left hamstring soreness won't back in the lineup on Friday. He's expected back on Monday.

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Trump says Comey 'better hope there are no tapes' of their conversations

Trump addressed the investigation with Holt, saying he and Comey spoke multiple times over the course of his presidency so far and that Trump had asked Comey if he was under investigation. "The more that a broken system tells you that you're wrong, the more certain you should be that you must keep pushing ahead". "And, if possible, to announce who you're going to nominate to replace that person".

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Cloud Computing wins Preakness in upset

Brown and owners Seth Klarman and William Lawrence used a conservative approach to set up Cloud Computing's Preakness triumph. Both Seth Klarman from Klaravich and Lawrence are in the financial services industry. Trainer Mark Casse said the plan was to challenge Always Dreaming from the start. Always Dreaming lost for the first time in five races this year.

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Trump In Saudi Arabia: 'This Is Not A Battle Between Different Faiths'

He portrayed the conflict as one between good and evil, not between civilizations, and made clear in a forceful tone that Washington would partner with the Middle East but expected more action in return. Addressing Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, the 7th-century birthplace of Islam, Trump avoided references to "extreme vetting" or his travel ban on visitors from six majority-Muslim countries, which has been suspended by a court.

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Will Trump be impeached? Ladbroke's goes odds-on at 4-5

Sure enough, despite the more anxious comments being made about Mr Trump by a dozen or so Republicans, including Mr McCain, most are silent. Congressman Al Green is gaining national attention as the first representative to call for President Donald Trump's impeachment on the house floor, but he told town hall attendees in Houston that move has also brought death threats to his congressional offices.

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Hahn goes down swinging for first top-10 of year

Among the key shots of the day for Horschel was a 59-foot birdie putt he made on the par-4 on No. 14. "I feel a lot more things are in balance now with regards to what happened earlier in the year, just kind of fighting myself", Day said.

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Donald Trump forbids James Comey from leaking to media in veiled tweet

President Donald Trump (L) and the former FBI Director James Comey. The dinner described by Comey's associates came in the early days of Trump's administration, as the FBI was investigating Russian meddling in the election and possible ties to Trump's campaign.

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Tough-Talking Former Prosecutor Trey Gowdy to Replace Chaffetz on Oversight Committee

The announcement by Chaffetz, 50, was the latest twist of the Republican-controlled congressional investigations into Trump. Jason Chaffetz says he will resign his congressional seat effective June 30. The ex-director will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee some time after May 29, the U.S. Memorial Day holiday, committee leaders have said.

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Peter Gorski: Bill will increase costs, lower coverage

If the board approves the motion, Leaf would help develop the county's position and plan to move forward in the event Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act. Obama defended his signature achievement in Boston Sunday night while accepting the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. "Let me phrase this carefully".

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White House warned Michael Flynn was 'compromised'

The lawmaker said that would explain why it took the administration so long to act after Yates warned that then-national security adviser Michael Flynn had exposed himself to a potentially compromising situation by not being honest about his interactions with Russian officials.

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Trump considers sabotaging Obamacare to force Dems to negotiate

OH children already on Medicaid were not the beneficiaries of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) and they should not be the victims of its repeal, fix or revision. In 2012, before the Affordable Care Act, 3.3 million people - or about half the population - had insurance sponsored by employers. Insurance companies in many states would be allowed to pull out of the Obamacare markets, which in many states already have scant competition.

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No talks until North Korea stops nuclear, missile tests: Tillerson

The tests have escalated tensions on the peninsula, and have been met with a hardening of rhetoric from Washington following Donald Trump's election as U.S. Asked about Beijing and Moscow's support for the six previous rounds of United Nations sanctions, Kim said both countries are "close neighbors" who "understand our nuclear projection occurred through the USA continued nuclear threat and its hostile policy" toward North Korea.

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Texas lawmaker becomes first to call for President Trump's impeachment

He said he doesn't think the discussion is appropriate so early in the Trump presidency. Amash's comments weren't a full-throated call for impeachment, but they're significant, coming from a conservative congressman from the Midwest. Chief Justice John G Roberts Jr would preside. And history is on Mr Trump's side. Andrew Johnson became the first president to be impeached in 1868.

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Roger Ailes Dead at 77 After Suffering Fall

Ailes served as chairman and CEO of Fox News since the network's launch in October 1996 and he was credited with leading the organization to become one of the United States' most-watched television news channels. So, it seems like no coincidence that when Ailes died Thursday morning, his widow snubbed Fox News and gave the scoop to the Drudge Report . "And Ailes had a major role in creating that kind of political culture", says Peck, an assistant professor of media culture.

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Tulsa police officer acquitted in death of unarmed black man

An Oklahoma jury on Wednesday found a white Tulsa police officer not guilty in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man previous year, who claimed she fired out of fear. The ruling makes Shelby the latest white officer to escape unharmed after killing an African American over the past few years. Yes, we have great officers out there, but with anything you have good and bad.

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Colorado governor pardons felon to stave off deportation to Cuba

But before Lima-Marin could officially leave the Colorado Department of Corrections, a new problem emerged. Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday that Rene Lima-Marin has become a "law abiding, productive member of this community" after his accidental release from prison.

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With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks a singular buzz

Always Dreaming captured the country's attention two weeks ago, and his aggressive running style seemed perfectly suited for the shorter Preakness, especially against a green horse like Cloud Computing that entered the race with only three starts.

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Former acting AG Yates claims she warned WH about Flynn's Russian Federation ties

And it is of a piece with the person-to-person message President Obama delivered Trump about Flynn in the two's November 10 sit-down - an extraordinary note of caution on a personnel matter for an incumbent President to aim at his successor.

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Documents identify fatally stabbed student

Needless to say, they're very distraught. While Hoaas told AP that the suspect is white and the victim is black, police say they don't have any reason to believe that race played a role. On Facebook, it appears Urbanski was a member of the "Alt-Reich: Nation" group, in which members often post racist memes. Lawyer information for Urbanski was not immediately available.

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Unknown if Flynn will comply with subpoena

Richard Burr, announced that Flynn would not be complying with the Senate's subpoena - although he later walked that back by saying that he'd not yet gotten a " definitive answer " from Flynn's lawyer. Finally, the New York Times reported that Trump's administration was aware that Flynn was under investigation for working for Turkey's government, which he did not disclose at the time , and hired him as a national security adviser anyway.

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North Korea Fires 'Unidentified Projectile,' Says South Korean Officials

It was sacked from Pukchang, the location of a military airport north of the capital Pyongyang, officials said. The South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said it could not yet identify the type of missile fired from Pukchang in South Pyongan province but it travelled about 500 km (311 miles).

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For Trump's defenders, White House turmoil is politics as usual

February 13: Flynn resigns from his position as National Security Advisor, after it was discovered that he lied to Mike Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. Flynn's interactions with the Russian ambassador. Kislyak also attended an event in April where Trump said he would seek better relations with Russian Federation.

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US Treasury slaps sanctions on 8 Venezuela court justices

The Trump administration will take further action against "bad actors" in Venezuela if there are no changes in the country, a senior USA government official said on Thursday. The announcement followed a series of rulings since mid-2016 in which the court usurped the National Assembly's powers in support of Maduro. The sanctions freeze any assets the country's most powerful judicial figures may have in United States jurisdictions and lock them out of much of global banking.

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Chaffetz resigns at career pinnacle after years in spotlight

The lawmaker told reporters he plans to stay in Utah and that he is still considering whether to remain involved in politics, NPR reported Thursday . Various rumors exist about the reason behind Mr. Chaffetz' decision to leave early, but many have theorized that the congressman is taking the advice of Navy Admiral McCraven's newest book, "Make Your Bed".

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Attorney General Tells Prosecutors to Seek 'Most Serious' Charges in Drug Cases

But any exceptions will need to be approved by top supervisors, and the reasons must be documented, allowing the Justice Department to track the handling of such cases by its 94 USA attorney's offices. Sessions' move bucks a growing trend in recent years-in Washington and in states across the country-to abandon some of the harshest sentencing policies created in the 1980s-era war on drugs .

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Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians

Advisers to President Trump's 2016 presidential campaign were in contact at least 18 different times with Russian officials or other people with ties to the Russian government during the election race, according to Reuters . The Lt. General's (Ret) resignation came amidst reports that he told Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that the USA would lift sanctions on Russia when Trump won the White House.

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Laptop ban on flights from will not affect Europe to U.S. travel

European officials were reportedly not given a guarantee that a laptop ban was off the table, and instead, Duke promised to keep European officials in the loop if any other measures were to be applied. The Washington Post and other news organizations on Monday reported that President Donald Trump gave Russia's foreign minister and ambassador closely held intelligence obtained from a USA partner about an Islamic State terrorist plot to use laptops as possible weapons aboard commercial ...

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U.S. May Extend Laptop Ban To Flights From Europe, Too

The Daily Beast reports the ban includes flights from all European airports. A Capitol Hill source said it would be hard to institute the ban in Europe without expanding it to flights leaving the United States. A number of Gulf carriers impacted by the policy have come up with workarounds, such as offering loaner laptops on flights or allowing passengers to check large electronics at the gate just prior to boarding.

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Rep. Al Green Calls For Impeachment Of Cheeto Trump On House Floor

And no USA president has ever been impeached and removed from office. How does the impeachment process work? . But impeachment is a complex political process that, alone, won't remove a president from the Oval Office. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) mentioned, as she has before, the possibility of impeachment Tuesday. "It can not be perceived as an effort to nullify the election by other means", he said.


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