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Trump keeps options open against North Korea

But when asked by host John Dickerson if he would consider military action in response to another nuclear test, Trump responded: "I don't know". "I mean, we'll see". America's Central Intelligence Agency director is making an unannounced visit to South Korea, the U.S. Embassy in Seoul confirmed Monday, amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

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Aaron Hernandez was member of Bloods street gang; didn't appear suicidal

The Aaron Hernandez death investigation report obtained by ABC6 News, Thursday, provided new details into how the former Patriots player committed suicide. Before he hung himself Aaron Hernandez wrote, apparently in his own blood, John 3:16 on the wall of his MA prison cell along with several drawings, according to the final police report released Thursday.

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Police officer who fatally shot Jordan Edwards is fired

The officer who shot Edwards has been identified as Roy Oliver, who has since been fired from the Balch Springs Police Department for violating its policies. When police arrived, there were reports of shots being fired, causing the teenagers to scatter. "Balch Springs PD called the Dallas County Sheriff's Office and asked if they could restrain Jordan's father because of his hostile behavior", he said.

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May Day rallies across U.S. target Donald Trump's immigration policy

At least three people were arrested and police urged the rest of the protesters, who included families with young children, to leave after they withdrew the permit for the march. Workers and members of various trade unions dressed in red take part in a rally on the occasion o. . Elena Letona, a 56-year-old East Boston resident originally from El Salvador, said it was inspiring to see people rally for immigrant rights, especially on a day that has been monumental for workers' rights in history.

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Mexican-Americans torn about Cinco de Mayo in Trump era

Santa Maria resident, Blanca Garcia says Cinco de Mayo has always been a time to celebrate her culture with mariachi, folkloric dance and the traditional fiestas. "Americans, Mexicans, everybody", said John Faulkner, a Pine Island resident. (Cue rowdy cheering) Here are some memes on Cinco de Mayo because you can't celebrate anything without a healthy dose of memes! Keep in mind though that it's not an official holiday in Mexico, and it's mostly celebrated here in the States - and ...

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Feds won't charge Baton Rouge officers

Na'Quincy Pierson, son of Alton Sterling, smiles as he stands with Darin Fontenette, left, his football coach, outside the Triple S Food Mart, where Sterling was killed previous year, in Baton Rouge, La ., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. "He says the governor's office was ". assured that both our office and the Sterling family would be given advance notice of the decision". Substantiating federal civil rights charges is a hard endeavor, requiring prosecutors to produce evidence that demonstrates an ...

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Federal Bureau of Investigation chief 'nauseous' at thought he may have swayed election

California's Feinstein cited the amount while questioning FBI Director James Comey at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing Wednesday. The two spoke briefly to reporters after the closed session, but would not disclose details about what committee members discussed with Comey and Rogers in a secured location in the Capitol.

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Some rivers receding, but Mississippi River remains high

The murky waters of the Black River surround businesses and two cars along USA 67 in Pocahontas, Ark. In northeast Arkansas, a Black River levee was breached Wednesday morning near Pocahontas. Louis and Jefferson counties. Still, residents of one of those downriver towns - West Alton, where about 500 people live - were urged to evacuate on Wednesday because the levee there was threatened by the swollen river.

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"13 Reasons Why" causing concern for mental health professionals

LZ: "Just wanted to say too that I feel like, is it asking a lot to pay attention to their friends, and do something about it when they feel there's something going on? But I think that having these really hard conversations that have to happen".

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo without the cultural appropriation

In 2015, Cuban American advertising executive Michael Calienes came up with the hashtag #CincoDeFallo, or "Cinco de Fail", to call out companies on social media that completely missed the mark. It's the Mexican St. Patrick's Day - that no one in Mexico really celebrates - but hey, who's above using whatever reason possible to throw back some ice cold cervezas and shots of tequila? Coinciding with Lancaster's First Friday , the Cinco de Mayo celebration will offer Patron tequila ...

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Wisconsin-based atheist group sues Trump over church order

Donald Trump has signed a new executive order that could slowly open the door to anti-LGBT discrimination. Michael Farris, president and general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom, a Texas-based agency that handles religious liberty cases, said the order , while well-meaning, included "vague instructions to federal agencies [that] simply leaves them wiggle room" to ignore the action.

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Trump Administration Claims Victory in Border Wall Battle

President Trump is known to be eager to get an ACA replacement bill signed into law, and will be meeting with key lawmakers, including Upton, Wednesday. Democrats want to shut down the government. "It would fundamentally change the way the Senate has worked for a very long time", McConnell said. "Not one", he said in April.

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Trump seeks to expand drilling in oceans

The president claims the move will generate many thousands of well-paying energy jobs. "We will fight every effort to jeopardize the 12,500 tourism jobs clean sands and clear water and we will fight every effort to line there pockets of petroleum executives $244 million in local tourism salary", said Laura Habr of the Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast.

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Sen. Feinstein on Comey's disclosure: 'Should he have done it? Probably not'

FBI Director James Comey addressed senators for four hours Wednesday, giving testimony to the Senate judiciary committee mostly related to Russia's meddling in the United States election past year. The phony Trump/Russia story was an excuse used by the Democrats as justification for losing the election. Comey said that to "conceal" it from Congress would have been a "catastrophic" choice given that the FBI had previously closed its investigation into Clinton's emails several months before.

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FBI Director Comey Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Mr Comey re-opened the investigation into Mrs Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state - months after declaring it completed - following the discovery of emails on the laptop of former congressman Anthony Wiener. Mr Comey told the panel he felt he had to speak out past year about the email probe because he had repeatedly told Congress the investigation was over.

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Tillerson seeks action on NKorea as he meets SE Asia bloc

But he asked US diplomats and civil servants to be "creative" in recommending changes to the organizational structure and work rules in an online employee survey that went up Wednesday to gather suggestions on how to fulfill the State Department mission.

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Casey critical of possible deportation from Berks residential center

On Monday, 13 congressmen and nine senators, led by Casey and including New Jersey's two Democratic senators, Bob Menendez and Cory A. Booker, wrote to Kelly asking him "to focus ... After his speech, Kelly downplayed what advocates for the Honduran mother described as a threat to her life by sending her back. At the time of the call, the woman and her son had been driven to JFK International Airport in NY.

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ACLU Thinks Trump's 'Religious Liberty' EO Is Just Paper Tiger

As he marks the National Day of Prayer at the White House Thursday, Trump is planning to sign an executive order asking the IRS to use "maximum enforcement discretion" over the regulation, known as Johnson Amendment , which applies to churches and nonprofits.

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Twitter Brings Video App To Roku Devices

The Roku app serves up Twitter's mix of live video partners - a random soup of sports, news, entertainment, big events, and original content. The app will offer the exact same live streaming videos that are available on Twitter. One of the most popular video deals to date is its agreement with the National Football League, which had resulted in live games being streamed for free each week.

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French chief rabbi endorses Emmanuel Macron with other faith leaders

An opinion poll carried out after the live debate and published on Friday by the Elabe polling institute for BFMTV and L'Exxpress magazine showed centrist Macron had a lead of 62 percent over Marine Le Pen's 38 percent. Macron's camp said the former investment banker was victim of a "cyber misinformation campaign". France's western Brittany region is not a stronghold of Le Pen's National Front, handing her only 15 percent of the vote in the April 23 first round of the election.

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Jimmy Kimmel's Praise Of Children's Hospital Los Angeles Sees Donations Rise

Joe Walsh tweeted Wednesday. Luckily, Kimmel said the story "has a happy ending" and went on to thank the staff at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, where the emergency procedure occurred. "They did some magic that I couldn't even begin to explain", Kimmel explained. His son was transferred to another hospital where surgeons spent three hours operating on him.

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Students sue over suspensions for 'liking' racist posts

The students are also claiming unspecified damages and a court order removing the suspensions from their records, saying schools can not interfere in activities outside school premises and that the school district suspended students who passively followed the account.

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2 injured in UT stabbings released from hospital

He told officers he saw someone make a punching motion at Brown's chest, who then walked toward him and told him that he had been stabbed. He said Brown was "trying to decide what path he wanted to follow in life". "Earlier this afternoon, a tragedy struck the heart of the University of Texas campus", Fenves said. As a precaution, law enforcement agencies - UTPD, APD and DPS - have increased patrols on campus and west of campus.

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Trump order limits IRS action on church speech

Those requirements include covering birth control and the move could apply to religious groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor, who have moral objections to paying for contraception. Some Iowa church leaders say it's a civil rights matter while others believe religious liberty will cause more discrimination. In other words, Congress can't promote one religion over others, nor can it restrict anyone's religious practices or freedom of expression.

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Jazz flatten Clippers in Game 7

The only thing stopping Gordon Hayward in the playoffs was a case of food poisoning. Nearly as much fun as Utah had at Staples Center on Sunday, when it shot 55 percent in a breakthrough third quarter and buried the Clippers, 104-91. "Man, I know I've got to be better", Paul said. We are. There's nothing wrong with that. The Warriors swept Portland 4-0 in their first-round series that ended a week ago.

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Texas Bill Allows Police To Check Immigration Status

The Republican-led Senate passed the bill Wednesday despite objections from Democrats, who called the bill a "show me your papers" measure that would be used to discriminate against Latinos. "There are a number of provisions throughout the bill, including the detainer provision and several other sections, that raise concerns about preemption and vagueness" in the bill, she said.

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FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Chance of rain, marginal risk of severe weather overnight

Meteorologists also expect rainfall to produce water accumulations between 3 to 4 inches, with amounts higher in some areas. Skies will begin to clear and turn much cooler for Friday night and Saturday morning. It's important to stay weather aware today and have multiple ways of receiving severe weather alerts with one of the best ways of receiving them being through our free KPLC weather app.

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Coons on budget deal: 'We got what we wanted'

In the wake of Democrats lauding the agreement as a win given the concessions made by Republicans, the White House chose to send Kelly and Mulvaney out to push back on the narrative. Trump's Tuesday tweets about Senate procedures came after Senate Republicans recently triggered the "nuclear option" to eliminate the 60-vote filibuster threshold for confirming Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

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Tillerson Urges SE Asia to Minimize N. Korea Diplomatic Ties

Tillerson appeared to outline a departure from priorities pursued during both the Bush and Obama administrations. The speech set the stage for Tillerson to brief his own staff on the North Korea strategy and other top foreign policy priorities under Trump's "America First" agenda, including relations with China , Russia and other world powers as well as the fight against the Islamic State extremist group.

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Two people dead after cargo plane goes off runway in West Virginia

They were the only two on board. Roads around the area, including Barlow Drive and Keystone Drive, have been closed. Airport spokesman Mike Plante told reporters that the flight was routine, and there was nothing to indicate the plane was having trouble landing.

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Friday's First Warning Forecast: A soggy and windy Cinco de Mayo

It will continue to weaken, but our weather will stay unsettled. Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Chance for showers. "Plus, through Saturday morning, rainfall totals are expected to reach 1.5" to 2" for eastern New England, where the heaviest of downpours are expected.

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President Trump Signs Executive Order Limiting IRS Action Over Church Political Activity

President Trump gave his religious supporters - of whom there are many - the flawless gift for the National Day of Prayer: an executive order created to "protect and vigorously promote religious liberty". "Under my administration, free speech does not end at the steps of a cathedral or synagogue, we are giving our churches their voices back, with this order, we will also make clear that the federal government will never penalize any person for their protected religious beliefs", said Mr.

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Why the feds did not file charges in Alton Sterling's death

Everett Matthews, of Baton Rouge , La ., holds up a sign outside the Triple S Food Mart, where Alton Sterling was killed past year, in Baton Rouge , La ., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Three women were arrested at a protest on a city highway late on Tuesday night, though a vigil at the scene where Sterling was killed was peaceful.

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Obamacare vote, House Republicans free to turn to tax reform

In an interview as he left the House floor, Faso said he remained uneasy about how changes in Medicaid funding could affect low-income children with medical problems. Democrats contested that assertion. "I guess they're just happy they passed something other than a kidney stone". The House is out of session next week - but the Senate will be working, and facing a lot of questions about the road ahead on health care reform.

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Ann Coulter's Speech Was Cancelled but Protesters Showed up Anyway

Coulter, one of America's best-known and most provocative pundits on the political right, said on Wednesday she no longer meant to defy university officials by speaking on campus without their permission. On its Facebook page, the group calls itself a fraternal organization aimed at "reinstating a spirit of Western chauvinism during an age of globalism and multiculturalism".


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