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Blue-chip center Jeremiah Tilmon signs with Missouri

Louis (Ill.) High School signed with Missouri on Monday, the school announced. Now paired with arguably the best class of 2017 recruit Michael Porter Jr , Tilmon and the Tigers have a chance to do some serious damage in the always unpredictable SEC.

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Veteran Journalist Arrested for Asking HHS Director Tom Price About Health Care

According to the official police complaint, Heyman was removed from the area a couple of times for "aggressively breaching" the Secret Service convoy surrounding the two. "I never got in his way, or tried to", Heyman said. "From what we can understand, he did nothing out of the ordinary", Corbeil said in an interview with The Washington Post .

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Supreme Court rejects appeal over NC voter ID law

The Supreme Court's decision not to hear the case came as a surprise, as the majority of its judges are now conservatives and four of them had argued in favor of the law past year. "Today's announcement is good news for North Carolina voters". More broadly, the earlier decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals striking down the law remains as precedent binding on Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and SC, while its reasoning might continue to influence other courts, as ...

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2 people dead after plane crashes near Teterboro Airport in NJ

ABC 7 NY's website is reporting that multiple buildings in the area are on fire as well. A Learjet 35 can hold up to eight passengers, but it is not yet clear how many people were on the plane. Teterboro Airport has now been closed and flight operations have ceased following the crash. The FAA did not release information about the status of anyone aboard the aircraft.

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Trump Considers West Wing Shake-Up of Key Staff Members

While one cover from 2008 discussed global warming, the other cover, dated to the 1970s, warned of a coming ice age. "But there was a problem". The cover, part of an internet hoax , was debunked some time ago. The episode illustrates the impossible mission of managing a White House led by an impetuous president who has resisted structure and strictures his entire adult life.

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Morning Joe Hosts Claim Kellyanne Conway Hates Donald Trump

Brzezinski said in February that Ms. Conway would no longer be booked on the show because she and Mr. Scarborough had come to believe that the White House counselor was prone to spreading falsehoods . During the campaign, when she was very adept at transferring Trump's message and talented in some ways, and would get off the set and say she needed to take a shower, and she would call him her client.

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France's Youngest President Assumes Office

After Macron was formally declared president at the Elysee Palace, 21 cannon shots were fired from across the Seine River at the Invalides monument, where Napoleon is entombed. He is also relatively unknown to voters, fulfilling Mr Macron's campaign promise to repopulate French politics with new faces. The presidential Elysee Palace announced the timing in a statement on Twitter .

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Trump's Muslim comments could haunt him in travel ban appeal

The ban would block most immigration from six countries - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - from entering the US for 90 days, and suspend the entire refugee program for 120 days. "Is there anything other than willful blindness that would prevent us from getting behind those statements?" asked Judge Henry Floyd, who was appointed to the court by President Barack Obama.

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USA government 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

The absence of White House officials on Sunday willing to talk about Comey's firing gave Democrats an opportunity to criticize. The chairman of the Intelligence Committee, Senator Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina, and its ranking member, Senator Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia, have criticised Mr Trump's handling of the Comey termination and are committed to the investigation.

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White House commission to study voter fraud, suppression

The commission is going to include Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach , who has done more than anyone else to spread this ridiculous claim of rampant voter fraud. The secretary of state championed Kansas' proof-of-citizenship requirement as an anti-fraud measure that keeps noncitizens from voting, including immigrants living in the US illegally.

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Court likely to question if Trump's travel ban discriminates

Whoever loses in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals may likely appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. "The executive order sets out national security justifications, but how is a court to know if in fact it's a Muslim ban in the guise of national security justifications?" The new order excludes Iraq but still applies to Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and still seeks to reduce the yearly amount of refugees admitted to the U.S.

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PM Modi speaks to French President-Elect Macron

Unknown to voters before his turbulent 2014-16 tenure as France's pro-business economy minister, Macron took a giant gamble by quitting Socialist President Francois Hollande's government to run as an independent in his first campaign. Showing who is in charge right now, his Republic on the Move party made clear on Wednesday that even top-rank politicians from established parties were not guaranteed a slot on its list of parliamentary contenders.

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'The Right and Moral Thing to Do': Sessions Orders Tougher Prison Sentences

Sessions said the new policy is needed to enforce the law "fairly and consistently ", calling for the nation to go back to mandatory minimum sentencing for serious crimes. "Our society has had many years to assess the impact of mandatory minimums and harsh sentencing, and the verdict is in". "This will not make us safer - quite the opposite, it will strip critical public safety resources away from targeting truly violent criminals in order to house nonviolent drug offenders".

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First lady: Barron to attend private Episcopal school in MD

Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, Md., but the first lady's press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, declined to confirm it, citing privacy concerns. He will go to St Andrew's Episcopal School in Maryland, where tuition costs nearly $40,000 (£31,000) per year.

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Philadelphia students on charter bus that crashed in Maryland; 25 hurt

In this image made from video and provided by WBAL-TV, authorities investigate an overturned bus on Interstate 95, Monday, May 15, 2017 near Havre de Grace, Md. The students were on the way to a field trip in Washington, D.C. They were on a bus owned by Phoenixville, Pa. based Werner Coach. Tyler Allaband of the Maryland State Police said by telephone that the bus overturned in the southbound lanes of the highway on Monday near the exit for Havre de Grace.

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Penn State Frat Pledges Allegedly Did "Elephant Walk"

Greg Eibach and Sarah Buynovsky, both from Channel 6 WNEP, shoot a news standup outside the Penn State University Beta Theta Pi fraternity house on campus on May 5, 2017 in State College. During the night, Piazza tried to get up off the couch, falling backwards onto a wooden floor. That prohibition is broad, ranging from activities such as paddling and "morally degrading" activities to scavenger hunts, the grand jury says in its presentation.

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Video shows 'bullying' incident days before 8-year-old took his life

Deters said his office is working with Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco, who on Thursday reopened her investigation into Gabriel's death. 8-year-old Gabriel Taye was described as a dapper child who enjoyed wearing neckties to school...

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Senate Panel Probing Russian Link to 2016 Presidential Election

Ms Yates, who was sacked on Jan 30 after defying Mr Trump over his contested travel ban, did not say what Mr Flynn discussed with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a number of phone calls last December, which were secretly monitored by USA intelligence.

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McConnell: GOP Healthcare Bill Will Be Simple Majority Vote in Senate

If the Senate does pass something, and assuming the House isn't willing to just rubber-stamp that version, then the two chambers would have to hammer things out in a conference committee. This was the deal being high-fived even as the Republicans who voted against it - this can only mean ones who actually took the time to read it - spoke of the impending peril for Americans with existing and perilous conditions.

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Probe into deadly fall at Penn State frat to be released

Eight students face multiple counts, including felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter. The eight charged with involuntary manslaughter were among 18 fraternity members who were charged in connection with the case.

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John Oliver blasts Donald Trump for Comey firing

First off, John Oliver would like you to know that he can't remember what "normal weeks" used to feel like. There are a few paths forward here, Oliver noted-but no matter how you slice it, Congress will need to stand up to the president.

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Sanders Says 'Trump Is Right' About Australia's Health Care

Sanders says the bill does not provide protections and does not guarantee coverage for "ordinary Americans". While celebrating the Republican-backed American Health Care Act's narrow passage through the House Thursday, during a press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull, Trump praised Australia's universal health care system .

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Kids on D.C. field trip on overturned bus

Paramedics flew the two critical patients, one child and one adult, to nearby hospitals, and transported the others via ambulance. Patients have been taken to Upper Chesapeake and Harford Memorial hospitals. Henry School did not immediately respond to messages left by PhillyVoice on Monday afternoon. All southbound lanes are blocked, and are expected to remain closed for at least three hours for investigation and cleanup.

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After Macron win, France's main parties fret over parliament elections

Jean-Paul Delevoye said this was partly due to a flood of offers and to tough decisions in sensitive areas about who should run in the name of a party created only a year ago - and which goes into battle for the first time in the June elections with long-established parties of all political stripes.

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Walker to tell Republicans he's 'ready' for run

Many high profile Democrats have already opted out of a run for governor in 2018. Walker is expected to use his speech to further outline his expected re-election bid. But after his approval rating tanked during a short-lived presidential run in 2015, he spent time previous year hosting private meetings around the state and announced plans to ratchet up his campaign fundraising.

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Supreme Court removes North Carolina law that critics say disenfranchised blacks

A federal appeals court found that the voter ID law was designed unconstitutionally to "target African Americans with nearly surgical precision". "We need to be making it easier to vote, not harder - and the Court found this law sought to discriminate against African-American voters with 'surgical precision.' I will continue to work to protect the right of every legal, registered North Carolinian to participate in our democratic process".

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Penn State fraternity brother told 911: 'We have a friend who's unconscious'

Eight of those men are charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment, and hazing, among other things. Ten former fraternity brothers were arraigned on Friday, hours after the grand jury presentment recommending charges in Piazza's death and its aftermath was released.

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Trump Threatens Fired FBI Director Comey With 'Tapes'

The White House disputed the account, and Mr Trump told NBC the dinner was "very nice". "Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Thursday directly contradicted a claim by the White House that the "rank and file" at the FBI had lost faith in recently fired Director James Comey ".

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Trump urges future government shutdown, easier passage of laws

Trump said his fellow Republicans had to acquiesce to Democratic demands in a government spending bill negotiated this week because the party's majority was too slim to win the 60 Senate votes that would have been needed if Democrats had chosen to block the legislation.

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Texas bill could deny transgender wrestler title defense

CNN reached out to Hall on Wednesday but has not heard back from him. House lawmakers oppose so-called school voucher programs, and voted overwhelmingly earlier this session to ban funding of any such program, essentially killing the Senate's preferred education choice bill known as Senate Bill 3.

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Bill Shine leaves Fox News after 20 years

An executive at 21st Century Fox , the network's parent company, said Hannity's loyalty had no effect on the decision by the controlling Murdoch family. A wholesale management overhaul is not seen as imminent, but many observers predict further changes amid more lawsuits (and more distractions). Shine started his career at Fox News as a producer on Hannity & Colmes, the programme Sean Hannity hosted with the late Alan Colmes .

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Commencement speech by No. 2 Senate Republican canceled

John Cornyn would be speaking at their graduation. Texas Southern said in a written statement that the school has asked Cornyn to visit at a later date, instead of delivering the commencement address, "in order to keep the focus on graduates and their families".

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Do we need an independent prosecutor for the FBI's Trump-Russia probe?

Trump also tweeted Friday morning that "maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy", a remark he made after contradicting his press aides and other surrogates on his reasons for ousting Comey.

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Senate starts over on health care; bill would keep parts of Obamacare

While the House bill that passed by a razor-thin margin on May 4 requires states to provide coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, that coverage might not be affordable, Collins said. As of now, because the GOP pushed to vote before a new CBO score was released, it is unclear how much the new health care legislation would cost or how many people might lose their coverage.

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Three shot dead, including deputy in Arkansas

The woman who was in the residence was not named and she was not wounded, police said. Yell County Lieutenant Kevin Mainhart, 46, was fatally shot early on Thursday after pulling over a vehicle during a traffic stop. Mainhart was responding to a call about a disturbance at the home near Dardanelle when he spotted a auto associated with that address and stopped the vehicle.


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