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Trump's frustrations are boiling over after Comey dismissal

He questioned whether his administration should cancel all future press briefings and, instead, replace them with written responses to questions, "for the sake of accuracy". In his letter firing Comey, President Trump wrote , "While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau".

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House Intel Dem: If Trump Recorded Talks With Comey, 'Congress Should Subpoena'

Trump's tweet seems to stem from his frustration over the fallout from his firing of FBI Director James Comey earlier this week. Was Trump admitting that he fired Comey to stop the FBI investigation into whether there was collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives who meddled in last year's election? The core issue here is not whether Trump is secretly recording his meetings or telephone calls (Trump and his White House aides refuse to say whether he tapes his visitors, ...

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Donald Trump had asked FBI chief Comey to end Flynn's Russian Federation investigation

A memo that Comey wrote after the meeting, which became public May 16, says Trump asked him to shut down the FBI investigation into Flynn and his Russian Federation ties. Jones's attorneys". Given the stakes, it now appears certain that Comey will be called out of his premature retirement to testify before Congress about the memo.

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White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers

The monument honors over 20,000 law enforcement officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty throughout history. "Since then, I've come here every year to honor him on May 15", Westphal said . But we also honor their sacrifice by ensuring that those who protect and serve have the support and the resources and the training that the men and women of law enforcement deserve.

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Senate committee wants Comey to testify

As FBI director, he was accustomed to hours-long oversight hearings before Congress covering a wide range of topics. Elijah Cummings, top Democrat on a key House oversight panel, countered that Ryan and the Republicans had shown "zero, zero, zero appetite for any investigation of President Trump".

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Road to passage for Texas 'bathroom bill' getting far harder

The bill was passed with a 20-11 margin along party lines. The Texas House recently passed a bill that could roll back some state-mandated exams. "I don't think we should ever discriminate against these students", he said . The dozens of mayors, police chiefs and county commissioners opposed to the bill contend that local officials should decide property tax rates because they know their communities best and can be voted out of office if their residents disagree with a tax hike.

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ICE arrests rose 37% since Donald Trump took office

Of those arrested between January 22 and April 29, roughly 10,800 were "non-criminal arrests", which ICE said reflected the Trump administration's new practice of no longer exempting certain immigrants for deportations if they are found to be living in the country unlawfully.

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Convicted soldier Chelsea Manning will stay on active duty

She will continue to have healthcare benefits but will be unpaid, the army says, and could face being dishonourably discharged if the appeal is unsuccessful. Now 29, Manning said at the time she hoped to encourage debate about America's wars, but the leaked files stretched far beyond the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, with diplomatic cables embarrassing senior officials on almost every continent.

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Trump's classified intel leak was about the airplane laptop ban

The White House has scrambled to respond to the intelligence scandal, at first denying the story, then arguing that it was "wholly appropriate" for Trump to discuss the information with the Russians. The spy, who was placed by Israel inside ISIS, provided intelligence on an active ISIS plot to bring down a passenger jet plane to the United States, ABC reported Tuesday.

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Supreme Court strikes down appeal over NC voter ID law

The law was previously disparaged by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals as allegedly targeting black voters in the state "with nearly surgical precision". The decision also represents a success for voter rights advocates concerned about the fallout from a 2013 Supreme Court decision that struck down a key enforcement provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act .

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Chelsea Manning freed after 7 years in prison

Also, since Manning entered the prison as Bradley Manning, a man, this will be the first time she, will be able to live her life in the free world as a woman, post-transition. A judge acquitted her of that charge but Manning was convicted of 17 other charges resulting in a 35-year jail sentence. "She told ABC News , "I understand why Chelsea was outraged about the mistreatment of people in us custody...

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Two Senate panels seek Comey memos, Intel wants testimony

The Senate intelligence committee first requested from the Federal Bureau of Investigation copies of his memos, said the panel's top Democrat, Sen. Sen. Grassley also said, if there was interference, "then it seems to me Comey should have taken action on that interference". House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has requested all records of Comey's interactions with the president.

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3 arrested at gathering denouncing Confederate torch protest

The man was asking the protesters to leave, which they subsequently did. On Saturday, Spencer hosted two rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia . Orry Von Dize, another of the protestors who spoke and addressed the crowd, said that they were "not white supremacists".

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Trey Gowdy on FBI Director: 'I Would Not Be the Right Person'

The congressman released a statement distancing himself from the job after it was reported that he was on the White House's short list for the job. Gowdy, a member of the committee, told MacCallum that Comey was not required to report the February 14 conversation with Trump to the Justice Department.

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This Weather Though: Heat Wave Heads for East Coast; Snow Targets West

Locations in the advisory area include Flesher Pass, MacDonald Pass, Rogers Pass, Battle Ridge Pass, Bozeman Pass, Targhee Pass and West Yellowstone. Blowing snow will create low visibility at times, especially today. The mountains farther east including Summit County and Winter Park area are under a Winter Storm Warning from 6 p.m. Wednesday through 6 p.m. Friday for 12-24 inches of heavy, wet snow.

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Top Dem: Trump did interfere with Russian Federation probe

Trump told NBC News that he was frustrated by the ongoing investigation and believed it was motivated by Democrats' fury at losing the election. The Times reported that Comey was wary of accepting Mr. President Trump's firing of James Comey was a violation of public trust. During the transition, Trump's advisers floated the idea of moving the media from the White House to the nearby Executive Office Building to accommodate media interest.

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Gillibrand urges Senate GOP to reject 'cruel' health care plan

The Senate parliamentarian will decide whether provisions must be stricken from the bill. They rushed it to the floor before getting a score from the Congressional Budget Office. If it's true that the health care reform effort since January has been an exercise in blame-shifting, then Paul Ryan and House Republicans have successfully shifted blame for the failure to repeal and replace Obamacare over to the Senate.

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Trump delivers commencement address, decries unfair treatment by media

You can't let the critics and naysayers get in the way of your dreams. Trump said that attitude is a big reason why he won the November election. "Adversity makes you stronger". "Things will work out just fine". Trump calls the choice to attend the U.S. Coast Guard Academy a "good choice". In the second half of the speech, Trump revisited themes of his campaign stump speech, including criticism of the media, and defended his record while in office.

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HR McMaster's defense of Trump's release of classified information is laughable

The US also maintains open intelligence-sharing relationships with allies like France, Germany and Japan. Possibly this is attributable to an overstatement by the Post , though as a professional paranoid I feel obliged to flag the possibility that it represents an effort at damage control meant to provide cover to another country-Jordan, say-where close cooperation with the United States would be more domestically controversial.

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Erdogan's Thug Bodyguards Beat Up Protesters…in America

President Donald Trump at the White House. Nine people were injured and two were arrested after a violent protest on Tuesday outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington , D.C., according to WJLA-TV . We just got a preview. Police closed off the area around the embassy while they investigated. " We weren't doing anything wrong ", a pro-Erdogan demonstrator, Mustafa Dikilitas told AFP news agency .

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Federal Bureau of Investigation chief sacking: 'Four to be interviewed' to replace Comey

President Donald Trump nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch as the new justice for the Supreme Court in Washington D.C., the United States, on January 31, 2017. The person was not authorized to discuss the memo by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. She also was deputy special counsel to the Senate special committee that investigated President Bill Clinton's Whitewater scandal.

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SCMPD to honor national Officers Memorial Day with morning ceremony

In the proclamation , Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week . Police officers were also honored during a ceremony at the Minnesota State Capitol. That's what law enforcement memorial day is all about. "It's important that we recognize the fallen officers in this state, and we can't forget the families", Rose said.

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McCarthy spikes Spicer on SNL, wild week at the White House

At that, McCarthy's Spicer loses it, and takes his moving podium to the streets of NY "to find Trump". In a pre-taped segment, McCarthy's Spicer drove his motorized podium through the streets of New York City to meet with the President at Trump Tower, only to be told that the President doesn't stay there anymore - and instead he continued his melancholy journey to a New Jersey golf course to confront Trump.

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Trump claims 'absolute right' to share info with Russian Federation

Trump's tweets seemingly undercut assurances by senior White House officials about the scope of what the president revealed to the Russians, not to mention a denial from Moscow that Trump had shared secret information at all. Against the backdrop of the scandal about Trump's alleged ties with the Kremlin, certain forces in the United States of America assume that it would be better to limit this right, because, as it turns out, most important issues of national security depend on the person ...

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Law Enforcement Torch Run kicks of in Sioux Falls before reaching Spearfish

From the Public Safety Center, the torch moves west on 10th Street, north on Second Avenue and east on Manchester Expressway. Beginning at 5 a.m. "It opens them up when there is no competition, it is very fulfilling to see everyone succeed and that's what makes it so special, every athlete we have does succeed in some way", Rob Hampton, Head of Delegation North Platte Special Olympics, said.

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Chelsea Manning released after 7 years in military prison

Manning, an Army intelligence analyst, was convicted under the Espionage Act in 2013 after admitting guilt, but not wrongdoing, in handing over documents that became known as the Iraq War Logs and the Afghan War Diary to WikiLeaks in 2010. Neither she nor her attorneys explained why, but she has an aunt who lives there. Backers have raised more than $135,000 for housing and other essentials and to assist her with her re-entry into society after seven years in prison.

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A$AP Rocky's Home Burglarized in Armed Robbery

It's now unknown if Rocky was at his crib at the time of the incident. According to TMZ , his home was robbed by men with guns that made off with $1.5m worth of goods. The woman was reportedly found tied up, but uninjured. A$AP has a habit of posting his riches on social media. Late Tuesday, A$AP posted a video on Instagram showing one of his buddies dropping a large amount of money into a bill counter.

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Trump Today: President defends his information sharing with Russian Federation

In the meeting with the Russian ambassador and foreign minister, Mr. Trump disclosed intelligence about an Islamic State terrorist plot. By doing so, Trump would have jeopardized cooperation from an ally familiar with the inner workings of the Islamic State group, and make other allies - or even USA intelligence officials - wary about sharing future top secret details with the president.

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Young girl dies after jumping into Lake Michigan

Hollinside was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where she was pronounced dead at 1 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office. He said the water was "pretty calm" but there was a little bit of a current. "So it's not a real surprise", he said. Dorneker said responders were on scene within four minutes of being called. It was not immediately clear how the girl got into the water, but authorities said the current and wind made conditions hard for swimming.

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Penn State Student from Ronkonkoma Charged in Hazing Death

Eyewitness News has learned a Rhode Island man is being charged in connection with a fraternity pledge's death in Pennsylvania. Those charged last week with aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter, simple assault, reckless endangerment, evidence tampering, hazing and alcohol-related offenses are: Brendan Young, 21, of Malvern; Daniel Casey, 19, of New York; Jonah Neuman, 19, of Tennessee; Nicholas Kubera, 19, Downington; Michael Bonatucci, 19, of Georgia; Gary DiBileo, 21, of Scranton; ...

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Stormzy Donates £9000 To Aspiring Harvard Student's Tuition Fees

London local Fiona Asiedu kicked off a crowd funding campaign to raise £12,000 in order for her to complete a nine-month Masters degree in Human Development & Psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His name has since been changed to be anonymous. Friends of Asiedu reached out to Stormzy with the hope he'd simply share it. Overwhelmed with the financial support, the student offered to buy Stormzy dinner at his favourite restaurant, Nando's, as a show of gratitude and he ...

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Air quality alert issued for Birmingham metro area on Monday

People who are sensitive to higher ozone levels are encouraged to avoid exertion and heavy work outdoors. "When outdoor levels of ozone are elevated, going indoors will usually reduce your exposure". During high ozone events, transported ozone is often already at unhealthy levels as the southwest wind blows into CT across its western and southern boundaries.

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Chris Soules' Motion To Dismiss In Fatal Car Accident Case Denied

Chris Soules might have just saved himself from showing his face in court for a while - he entered a plea of not guilty on paper, instead of in person. Prosecutors allege he left the scene before law enforcement arrived and refused to come out of his house until authorities had obtained a search warrant.

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Protestors, supporters clash during pre-dawn removal of Confederate statue

Erin Hergert, who lives in New Orleans , said Jeff Davis' removal was a somber occasion. After years of heated public debate and legal battles, recent court decisions paved the way for the city to relocate the four monuments. on a weekday. But New Orleans was also America's largest slave market: a port where hundreds of thousands of souls were brought, sold and shipped up the Mississippi River to lives of misery and torture.

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Trump's Approval Rating Drops Again After Health Care Vote

The Quinnipiac University poll of 1,078 voters was taken from May 4-9 and showed disapproval at 56 percent . "With the American Health Care Act, we are providing relief from these pervasive problems that are hurting Americans from all walks of life", Tiberi said.


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