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Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton to launch anti-Trump resistance organisation

Comey discussed his pivotal 2016 decision during a far-reaching Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on FBI oversight on Wednesday, insisting he "struggled" with whether or not he should disclose the bureau's investigation into Clinton's emails.

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UN climate talks begin amid uncertainty over US position

The White House has postponed a Tuesday meeting to discuss whether the United States should withdraw from the landmark worldwide climate deal struck in Paris under the Obama administration. Environment groups fear the accord will be undermined if the U.S. - the world's largest economy and second-largest carbon polluter - cans the deal.

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Fire forces evacuations near Ga.'s Okefenokee Swamp in US

The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge said in a statement that "extremely risky burning conditions persist" and that 11,000 acres have been consumed by fire in the past two days. Officials say the fire was started by a lightning strike. "Anything that can burn will burn if a hot ember falls", park officials and firefighters said.

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A timeline of Yates' warnings to the White House about Mike Flynn

Clapper, who served as DNI from 2010 until January, said prior to Comey's announcement that he was not aware of any evidence of collusion between the Trump team and Russian Federation. Both Clapper and Yates denied leaking classified information to the press. The investigation into Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election is focusing on a former Justice Department official.

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Texas Senate OKs reimbursing police for immigration training

The U.S. Constitution reserves that authority for the federal government, which pre-empts the states from creating or enforcing immigration laws on their own. The only Texas jurisdiction that has a formal policy limiting detainers is Travis County, which includes the capital of Austin. But it does allow Texas police to inquire whether a person is in the country legally, even if they're not under arrest.

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Heather Wilson confirmed as Air Force secretary

Wilson is the first service secretary to be confirmed in the Trump administration and is only the second Senate-confirmed position at the Pentagon since he took office, with the other being Secretary of Defense James Mattis. While she won approval easily, Wilson was not without her detractors. Wilson failed to provide documentation for the consulting work she did to earn $20,000 a month from the Los Alamos and Sandia national labs in New Mexico from January 2009 to March 2011, the report said.

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Emory & Henry earns at-large bid to NCAA Division III softball tournament

This is Merrimack's first NCAA appearance since 2011, when the Warriors advanced to the Super Regional. It is the first time in USI history that opening round games will be played at the USI Softball Field. The Bears and Kohawks have split 14 all-time meetings, including a pair of NCAA contests in 2008 and 2013. University of the South and the Chattanooga Sports Commission will host the team championship finals, which will be held May 22-27 at The Champions Tennis Club in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Trump launches effort to pack courts with conservatives

Rep. Erik Paulsen, of the Third Congressional District. The New York Times' Adam Liptak reported late Sunday that the administration will submit ten nominees to judicial vacancies around the country early this week. Two of the appeals court nominees set to be announced on Monday also were on that list: Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen, who will also be nominated for the Sixth Circuit, and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras, who will be nominated for the Eighth Circuit.

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Penn State fraternity, members charged in pledge's death

Prosecutors said Piazza had a blood alcohol content of 0.36 percent, more than three times of the legal limit of 0.08 percent, when he fell down the home's basement stairs. Doctors estimate he had a BAC of almost 0.40, the AP reports. "Throughout the night, Timothy got up and fell more times ". Ten other fraternity members also were charged .

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Peronnin Completes First Round at NCAA Regional

The Gamecocks tied for sixth after the first round at 21 over par, but their score is only seven shots out of third. Purdue's Marta Martin Garcia fired the only below-par round of the day, and is leading the field at 2-under-par 70. The Seminoles trailed the Gators by four strokes at the turn before closing the gap to two strokes in the final round one standings. "Our first day is always the rough start, so we're always trying to fight back the second and third day".

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Fraternity, 18 members charged in Penn State student's death

Burrowes St., with the risk of expulsion if caught. "And when they finally did call for help they did not tell anyone that he had fallen", Miller said . "The grand jury, Parks Miller said, has instructed her office to prepare a report and recommendations to go to the state legislature, Penn State and other entities on how to avoid such tragedy in the future".

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US life expectancy varies by two decades depending on location

The study found that the average life expectancy from birth increased across the USA for both men and women from 1980 to 2014, from 73.8 to 79.1 years of age, respectively. At the other end of the spectrum were three counties in central Colorado. The longest life expectancy - up to 87 years - was in central Colorado's ski country.

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Yates said she warned White House Flynn might have been 'compromised'

The "Russians also knew", she said . The Russians "likely had proof of this information and that created a compromise situation-a situation where the national security adviser could be blackmailed by the Russians, " Yates said. Trump makes a fair point in his tweet, too. At several points during her Senate testimony, Yates said she could not talk about details of the government's investigation into Russian Federation or Flynn's conduct since she was not allowed to discuss information that ...

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Frat member told 911: 'We have a friend who's unconscious'

This story originally appeared on USA TODAY College. The Beta Theta Pi House at Penn State. He died the next day. I said, 'No, I really do know what I'm talking about. He was discovered in the basement at about 10 a.m. "His chest was bare, his breathing heavy, and he had blood on his face ..." For example, several brothers discussed deleting or actually deleted GroupMe messages.

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3 shootings by police put spotlight on Justice Department

Two videos of the struggle with between Sterling and officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II spread on social media after the shooting. According to the affidavit for a search warrant for a surveillance video recorder at the convenience store, "while the officers were attempting to subdue" Sterling, they "observed the butt of a gun in the subject's front trousers pocket".

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Texas governor signs ban on so-called 'sanctuary cities'

Immigration and Customs Enforcement]". The law prohibits cities from declaring themselves "sanctuary cities" and enables police officers to check the immigration status of anyone they detain. Democratic state Rep. Cesar Blanco said it looked like Abbott "wanted to get ahead " of any protests surrounding the bill signing. The lawsuit is a preemptive strike against advocacy groups that have pledged legal action to challenge the state's effort to penalize cities that give safe harbor to ...

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Suspect in University of Texas stabbings had mental health trouble

Charles Whitman, a former Marine sharpshooter and UT-Austin student, climbed to the top of the tower on August 1, 1966 and killed 16 people and wounded scores of others. A teen transient has been charged in the case. The grief-stricken University of Texas campus continued Wednesday to process the knife attack that left one dead and injured three, as an online donation effort shed new light on the status of one of the victims.

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Trump Signs Executive Order Opening More Land to Fossil Fuels

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters late on Tuesday that Trump's order would require him to conduct the review of around 30 national monuments created over the past two decades, and recommend which designations should be lifted or altered.

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Family of shooting victims: Arrest bittersweet

Police on Monday said Saucedo is suspected of an additional fatal shooting in January 2016 as well as the death of his mother's boyfriend, 61-year-old Raul Romero . Police arrested Saucdeo in that case after finding a pistol he'd sold at a pawn shop and matching it to evidence found at the crime scene, court documents said.

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Trump Lawyer: Travel Ban Is Neutral on Religion

Cached pages from Archive.org confirmed that the statement was on Trump's campaign website on Monday morning, but it seems to have disappeared after ABC News' Cecilia Vega asked White House press secretary Sean Spicer about the wording.

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President Obama Reportedly Warned Trump Not to Hire Michael Flynn

As senators tried to pry any bit of information out of him, Comey beat back questions about the continuing federal probe into Russian interference in the USA elections, and he likewise revealed few new details to the House intelligence committee.

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Athens politicians react to House passage of health care bill

In 11 states previous year, average premiums rose by 40 percent or more. The changes contained in a bill that passed the U.S. House last week are welcome in some states that want more autonomy but are causing alarm in others that embraced former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

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Saints center Unger suffers foot injury

The exact nature of the injury is unknown. The two-time Pro Bowler center has been dealing with the same foot injury since missing the team's Week 14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune . The Saints signed Unger to a three-year, $22.2-million extension last year that will keep him in New Orleans through the 2019 season. The Saints could have a big issue on their hands because of center Max Unger's foot.

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You Know Me (Warriors 102, Jazz 91)

The Jazz hung around for the first three quarters before getting outscored 30-21 in the fourth in Game 3 on Saturday, as Golden State's Kevin Durant enjoyed his best performance of this postseason with 38 points and 13 rebounds . The Jazz almost beat the Warriors twice at home in the 2015-16 season, falling in heartbreaking fashion in the final seconds of regulation on November 30, 2015, and in overtime on March 30, 2016.

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Officer fired, but no arrest made in murder of 15-year-old

Roy Oliver fired his rifle into a vehicle of unarmed teens Saturday night as they drove away , fatally striking Jordan Edwards in the head. The officers exited the residence to investigate the gunshots and confronted a vehicle backing down the street, police said .

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Texas is about to start fining sanctuary city officials up to $25000

S.B. 4 originally started as a bill to ban sanctuary cities - those who refuse detainers or some other form of full cooperation with federal authorities on immigration - but through amendments came to include much more expansive immigration provisions.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation called to help find missing girl whose mother is dead

The FBI has now joined the search. According to Sheriff Charles Lemon, deputies need the community's help finding the girl. The girl's mother, Ella Shantrica Lowery, was discovered by officers Friday morning. South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and other agencies are involved with the case. Lowery's disappearance was discovered during the course of the death investigation at the residence.

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2 men charged in disappearance of missing teen

On Friday, 15-year-old Cassidy Bottoms and 20-year-old Joffee Lee Cutler were located in Sanford around 9 p.m. by the Sanford Police Department. "Whether she did that voluntarily or there was some kind of force or intimidation or threat is the question".

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Tennessee Kidnap Suspect Tad Cummins Allegedly Planned to Flee US With Girl

U.S. Magistrate Judge Kendall Newman ordered Cummins to be kept in federal custody as a flight risk and a danger to others, and returned to Tennessee for trial. The Associated Press is not naming the student or any family members because the teen is an alleged victim of a sex crime. "They let us go two-by-two to speak to her and stand at a distance at first because she'd been through a lot", the father said, adding, "I had to keep looking to make sure it was her".

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First Alert 5 Weather: Warm & Sunny Weekend

Clear skies and light east winds will allow temperatures to drop down to near the 50 degree mark on Saturday night. Tuesday night is going to be mostly clear, with lows in the lower 60s. Expect a few clouds during the morning hours with breezy conditions during the day. Wednesday and Thursday: Cloudy, warm and humid with a 20% chance of rain.

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Fraternity, 18 members, charged in fatal fall

It was too late even after they chose to get him help, Parks Miller said . According to prosecutors, members of the fraternity testified to a grand jury that Beta was supposed to be a "dry" house, but alcohol was still consumed during its events.

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NTSB: UPS plane gouged runway, no distress call

Two people have died after a plane crashed into the hillside at Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia Friday, a county spokesperson has confirmed to affiliate WSAZ . The FAA said on its website that Yeager Airport in Charleston isn't expected to reopen until Saturday morning. Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper told reporters the plane came in sideways, struck the runway early and rolled down the hill.

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Trump taps MI justice for federal court

He will nominate Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen for a seat on the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras for a seat on the Eighth Circuit in St. At the University of Michigan School of Law, Justice Larsen's research and teaching interests include constitutional law, worldwide law, the judicial system, and separation of powers.

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A collapse of the free-speech principle

A campus speech earlier this year by then-Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos was canceled after masked protesters, some hiding behind homemade shields, smashed windows and shot fireworks at police officers. The free speech rally was mostly peaceful, with protesters and hecklers only sparsely populated in the surrounding area. "Free speech is about uncomfortable speech".

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List of winners from the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards

Henson from "Hidden Figures". The second award of the night - Best Actor in a Show - went to Millie Bobby Brown of Netflix's "Stranger Things". (It's even in my top Netflix shows post). She's the first actress to win the prize because this is the first year it's being awarded. "Thank you so much". "I got to thank a generation that was willing to accept this multicultural franchise".


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