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Anderson Cooper's eyeroll at Kellyanne Conway makes history

Comey announced in March during a dramatic Senate hearing that his bureau was investigating whether Trump associates colluded with Russian Federation to meddle in the presidential election. Reporters know, the media knows, the Trump administration knows Kellyanne Conway is going to go out there, say something incredibly stupid and that's going to distract people.

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Urias' no-hit bid broken up by McCutchen's double in 7th

That followed a four-start stretch with 17 runs allowed in 19 innings, with seven home runs allowed. This will be Maeda's second career game against the Pirates. After Urias exited in the seventh, reliever Sergio Romo struck out pinch hitter Josh Bell looking, then gave up a run-scoring double by Francisco Cervelli that Hernandez apparently lost in the lights.

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Chief: Car driving away when officer fatally shot Texas teen

Merritt said that Edwards' older brother, who was driving the auto , was arrested and held overnight by police, the News reported . On Monday, the Dallas County Medical Examiner ruled the teen's death a homicide. According to the Dallas Police Department, the vehicle Edwards was in drove away from police when it was ordered to stop, and the officers encountered the auto as they were responding to gunshots in the area.

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Penn State frat brother 'didn't know what to do' about unconscious pledge

Ten of the 18 brothers belonging to Beta Theta Pi were arraigned Friday afternoon following a months-long investigation into the death of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza, a sophomore engineering major from Lebanon, New Jersey. A fraternity brother attempted to shake him but then left the room. At 4 a.m., Piazza tried to stand but fell face-first into the hardwood floor. Someone called 911 some 40 minutes later.

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Texas Becomes 11th State To Call for New US Constitutional Convention

The anti-sanctuary bill was in large part inspired by the policies of Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez, who has refused to honor Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests unless the subject is wanted for serious crimes like murder or aggravated sexual assault.

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Betsy DeVos booed during speech at historically black university

DeVos did not have an understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act which is a federal law that requires public schools to provide appropriate education to students with disabilities. "I'm here to demonstrate, in the most tangible way I know how, that I and the entire administration are fully committed to your success and to the success of every student across this great country".

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Former 'Bachelor' star arrested in deadly crash

Police say Soules left the scene of the crash, but left his vehicle behind. The crash scene is about 15 miles south of Arlington, the station said. Soules, 35, was arrested about five hours after the crash and then booked into the Buchanan County Jail on a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident , which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison.

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LSU supports student-athletes in expressing their opinions on Alton Sterling

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry tweeted that he will comment after an official DOJ announcement. After some high-profile shootings such as the 2014 killing of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department under Obama investigated an entire police departments for possible bias.

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US government shutdown possible if Democrats don't act better: Mulvaney

Clearly enraged by the Democrats celebrating what they see as a victory , Trump likely urged Mulvaney to spin the situation in his favor. The funding deal struck between Republican and Democratic leaders to fund the government included some of the increased defense spending Trump had requested in his proposed budget, however it did not include funding for the construction of the wall along the Mexican border.

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Texas adoption bill OK's rejection of non-Christian parents

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Many state-funded Texas adoption and foster care agencies routinely deny non-Christian, gay, and unmarried applicants on religious grounds — and legislation that got initial approval in the state House on Tuesday is created to protect them from potential lawsuits from doing so.

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Trump's first 100 days 'by the numbers'

President Donald Trump is marking his 100th day in office by talking tough on trade. "So I have a question for you". CLS's main method is to examine large hourly volume deviations from the corresponding 2016 average hourly volumes, likely resulting from events related to President Trump and his administration.

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Comey looked to expand probe before firing

The president is scheduled to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Donald Trump has attacked James Comey in a series of tweets - a day after he suddenly fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Cooper wanted to know why "all of a sudden the White House is concerned about James Comey's handling of Hillary Clinton's emails", especially considering Trump praised his actions on the campaign trail.

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Phoenix police unsure what motivated accused serial shooter

Gisela Castro, the mother of shooting victim Manuel Castro-Garcia, said news of the arrest felt like she was reliving the day she was told her son had been killed. The tip that led to Saucedo was one of the latter, Howard said, just another observation in the Latino-dominated neighborhoods of southern Phoenix that a person and vehicle matched the sketch that police had begun to circulate around the city after the shootings began.

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Trump Signs Order Calling for Offshore Drilling Review

Ahead of his 100th day in power on Saturday, the order is part of Trump's efforts to fulfill his promise to " unleash American energy " to create jobs and end the country's dependence on foreign oil. Under current restrictions, about 94 percent of that outer continental shelf is off limits to drilling. Before leaving office, Obama sought to protect 115 million acres of waters off Alaska and 3.5 million acres in the Atlantic by banning new oil and gas drilling in waters of the Atlantic and ...

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Mexico criticizes new Texas 'sanctuary city' law

Texas, which has an estimated 1.5 million illegal immigrants and the longest border with Mexico of any USA state, has been at the forefront of the immigration debate. The nonprofit legal group is warning travelers to stay away from the Lone Star State after it passed a law that allows cops to ask about a person's immigration status during routine stops.

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Global investors, top firms urge USA to stay in Paris deal

The key mission of the May 8-18 meeting in Bonn is to start drafting "rules" for putting the agreement into action: what information must countries include in their emissions updates, for example, and how must they report? Trump said while campaigning that he opposes the agreement and, in April, Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, called the pact a "bad deal" for the US .

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US Watched Russia Hack French Systems During Election, Tipped Off Officials

France's election campaign commission on Saturday said the leaked data apparently came from Macron's "information systems and mail accounts from some of his campaign managers", and while numerous documents were likely authentic, the posting also included a great deal of fake material.

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Comey's Firing Draws Scrutiny From Both Parties

Stunned members of Connecticut's congressional delegation joined demands for a special prosecutor to oversee the investigation of Russian influence on the 2016 election after President Donald Trump fired James Comey as FBI director Tuesday.

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Donald Trump launches effort to pack courts with conservatives

Numerous appellate nominees to be announced Monday have deep ties to the conservative Federalist Society. If confirmed, Larsen of MI will serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Larsen also worked with the firm of Sidley and Austin in Washington, D.C., and served as deputy assistant USA attorney general who provided legal counsel to the George W.

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Spicer: Yates as 'Strong Supporter' of Clinton, 'Political Opponent' of Trump

Flynn was asked to resign from his position in February, Spicer said , because he had misled Vice President Mike Pence. Asked about it, Yates said answering the question would require revealing classified information. During the hearing , Sen. Tight-lipped, Yates declined to weigh in on the matter. The White House says Flynn was sacked for misleading top officials about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States.

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Sinclair To Boost Local TV Ownership With $3.9B Tribune Media Deal

Bringing Sinclair and Tribune Media together creates a powerhouse in local television broadcasting, with more than 200 local TV stations in 100 markets across the country, delivering roughly 200,000 hours of local news annually. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies. Sinclair won out over other bidders including Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, which explored making an offer in concert with private equity firm Blackstone, and ...

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Duterte appeals to Trump: Keep restraint over North Korea

In the draft of the chairman's statement for the summit, ASEAN leaders continued to share serious concerns over recent developments and escalation of activities in the area, which may further raise tensions and erode trust and confidence in the region.

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Suspect proclaims innocence in deadly Phoenix shooting spree

They would not elaborate, and details of the evidence assembled against Saucedo were sealed by a judge at prosecutors' request. On Monday, he was charged with another eight counts of homicide, three counts of attempted homicide, six counts of drive-by shooting, five counts of aggravated assault and one count each of endangerment, discharging a firearm at a structure, discharging a firearm at a non-residential structure and criminal damage.

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'Big Risk' for GOP After Passing 'Extreme' Health Care Bill

It would dilute consumer-friendly insurance coverage requirements, like prohibiting higher premiums for customers with pre-existing medical conditions. The only scenario in which he'd veto the bill would be if it plainly violated enough of his campaign promises (as it now does by massively cutting Medicaid, knocking millions off their health coverage, and stripping protections for those with pre-existing conditions ) that he felt he'd come out looking virtuous to halt its passage, even while ...

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President Trump Gets A Head Start On Shaping The Federal Courts

Bush's Justice Department and taught at the University of Michigan Law School. Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer made the announcement at the White House, naming Larsen as one of 10 new federal judges appointed by the president. District Judge Edward Lodge. The president will also nominate Dabney Friedrich of Washington, D.C., previously an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of California, to serve as a district judge on the U.S.

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Trump thinks Australia 'has better health care' than the US. He's 'right.'

House narrowly passed a bill to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, the health care law enacted by former President Barack Obama. "It's going to be fantastic health care", Trump said of the bill passed by the House on Thursday . states to opt out of numerous law's key health benefit guarantees on Thursday. Regardless, Trump is correct that the USA lags behind other countries in health care service among industrialized nations.

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DeVos says she'll advocate for HBCUs

Both defended asking DeVos to speak, calling it an opportunity for her to hear and see firsthand the historically black university's importance to students and the community, and to understand the school's need for federal funding. "I look forward to selecting an Executive Director and Board for my HBCU initiative and continuing this important work with HBCUs throughout the nation".

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Comey firing 'not a cover up'

However, Trump has denied any wrongdoing and insists that there is no evidence that his campaign colluded with Russian officials to shape the outcome of the vote. Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri said a new boss could boost the agency. Bob Casey, D-Pa. "Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein must immediately appoint a special counsel to continue the Trump/Russia investigation".

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Phoenix serial shooter arrested after 9 deaths

When the shootings stopped last July, investigators said Saucedo likely changed his appearance and started driving a different vehicle. In addition to Romero's murder, he was charged with the seven homicides that made up the original pattern, and a ninth slaying that had not previously been linked to the serial murders - the fatal shooting of Jesse Olivas , 22, on January 1, 2016.

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Arizona Sheriffs Say they Have Serial Shooter, Doubts Remain

After Saucedo was booked in Romero's death, investigators examined an avalanche of evidence - surveillance video, witness statements, and ballistics - looking for links to the other unsolved shootings. The last confirmed attack of the suspect was on 11 July, when he shot at a vehicle with a 21-year-old man and four-year-old boy inside it, although both escaped the attack unharmed.

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Donald Trump order reassesses drilling off South Atlantic coast

The order could lead to a reversal of bans on drilling across swathes of the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans and the US Gulf of Mexico that former President Barack Obama sought to protect from development. Some analysts, as quoted by CNN, also note that it is not lack of access to new oil and gas reserves that is hobbling the energy industry; it was low worldwide prices brought about by the shale revolution.

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Senate Republicans Swear Women Aren't Being Excluded From Health Care Talks

Then the House Education Committee met for more than four hours to discuss the finance bill. One key amendment - which authorized $8 billion in funding for state healthcare programs - was released to the public less than 24 hours before the bill eventually advanced through the House.

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Secretary of State Tillerson urges United Nations to act 'before North Korea does'

Condemning the launch, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga said: "North Korea's ballistic missile launch is a violation of UN Security Council resolutions. "Britain stands alongside our allies in making clear that North Korea must obey the United Nations and halt its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes, disarming in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner".

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Chris Soules Arrested After Fatal Car Crash

KCRG identified the victim as 66-year-old Kenneth E. Mosher, of Aurora, Iowa. Police say Soules left the scene of the crash, but left his vehicle behind. There have been no further details given by the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office , who made the arrest. Soules was seen by a judge in Buchanan County, Iowa , a spokesperson for the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office tells ET.

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ABC Hammers FBI Director Comey, Push that He Swayed Election

But honestly it wouldn't change the decision". Hillary Clinton tossed around blame for her loss in the 2016 presidential election on Tuesday - topping the list was a certain FBI director who twice launched public investigations into Clinton's use of a private email server while working as secretary of state.


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