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Turkey Protesters Say Erdogan Supporters Attacked Them in Washington

The State Department also said that acting Deputy Secretary of State Tom Shannon spoke with Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kilic about the fighting that left at least nine injured, including a DC police officer. "This is Erdogan's security detail", McCain said. Erdogan said he told the United States that Turkey could not be part of the operation to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State because of the participation of the YPG .

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McCain: Turkey Ambassador Should Leave US

The battle cries came just after Erdogan appeared to relay orders to his personal bodyguard while sitting in the back of a black Mercedes Benz outside of the embassy. Witnesses described what happened at the scene. "Somebody told them to go out there and beat up on these peaceful demonstrators", he said. VOA's Turkish Service said the protesters were supporters of Selahattin Demirtas, a jailed pro-Kurdish lawmaker.

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The moment teenage Mark Zuckerberg got accepted into Harvard

Almost 15 years after that, he will get his honorary degree at commencement next Thursday. The video went viral over the internet in no time with over 4 million views within 18 hours of upload. The young entrepreneur, however, is about to receive an honourary degree at Harvard on May 25. Replying to a follower in a comment, he wrote how his mother had predicted he would leave college.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posts video of Harvard acceptance in 2002

Zuckerberg clicks on the mail from Harvard and lets out an unenthusiastic "Yay", before he says to his dad, "I got accepted". Earlier in March, Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, also a drop-out from Harvard, got together for a promotional video for the college.

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US Senate panel demands Comey's memos and Trump's tapes as controversy escalates

Ignorance, bad judgment, naiveté and gross inexperience likely prompted President Trump to reveal highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador last week in a White House meeting. "And the more righteous your fight, the more opposition that you will face". One frustrated senior administration official questioned why Comey didn't complain to Department of Justice officials or to Congress if he thought Trump was trying to impede the Flynn investigation.

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1 dead, 23 injured as auto plows into pedestrians in Times Square

Officials said four people are in critical condition, three others suffered serious injuries and the other 15 people have less serious injuries. New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill said preliminary information revealed that Rojas had been arrested in the past and two of those arrests were due to driving while intoxicated.

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Three people fall from ferris wheel ride in Washington

A Port Townsend Police Department spokesperson said the woman in her 70s is believed to have suffered critical injuries; she was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Electrical inspections are also required each time a ride is set up. According to KIRO 7 , in a statement, officials for the Rhododendron Festival asked "everyone to please pray for all the victims in.[the] carnival accident".

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Daniel Craig pays tribute to Chris Cornell

He said: "I have bragged about Detroit crowds for 30 years, so stand the f-- up and make some noise". Were you surprised Chris Cornell died? The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office says it has completed a preliminary autopsy on Cornell, but "a full autopsy report has not yet been completed".

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Former senator frontrunner for FBI post

The Trump administration asserted that the United States president and "the rest of the FBI" had lost confidence in Comey over the last few months and in the past year with his poor handling of the investigation into the Hillary Clinton private server and email scandal.

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Trump Faces Fallout Over Comey Appeal, Intelligence Sharing

U.S. President Donald Trump personally appealed to FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to notes Comey wrote after the meeting. Do you think the information in the Comey memo is true? "That was not an accurate representation of that meeting", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said of the report, based on a source who purportedly had Comey's notes or memo of the exchange.

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One dead as vehicle hits pedestrians in New York's Times Square

But he added: "It's a tough day for New York City". He was identified as a 26-year-old from the Bronx with a history of arrests for driving while intoxicated, as well as other infractions. "People were being hit and rolling off the auto", said Josh Duboff, an employee at the adjacent Thomson Reuters headquarters who jumped out of the way to avoid being struck.

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Police Memorial Ceremony Remembers Fallen Officers in Erie County

From baseball games to honoring the fallen, the officers are focusing this week on those who serve - and those who gave their lives serving. The Dallas Police Department and city leaders held a ceremony to honor fallen officers as part of the annual Police Memorial Day less than a year after five officers were slain.

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Officer Not Guilty in Shooting of Unarmed Tulsa Man

In a statement following the verdict, Terence Crutcher's father, Joseph Crutcher, said, "I have four grandchildren that are at home that has lost their daddy". After the verdict, Officer Shelby exited the building and ran toward a waiting vehicle. At that point, Shelby fired her weapon and Turnbough fired his Taser, she testified.

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Lieberman is front-runner for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

His only law enforcement experience came in the six years before his ascent to the Senate, during which he served as as Connecticut Attorney General. Lieberman, who was the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee before losing a primary bid for re-election and becoming an independent, would be an unconventional choice.

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Trump interviews 4 candidates to post of FBI director

The interviews came more than a week after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Trump has said he could name a successor before he departs Friday on his first overseas trip as president. A former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, Keating served in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. He has served as co-chairman of No Labels, a centrist group that promotes bipartisanship.

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Jury acquits Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby

Officer Betty Shelby was charged in September with killing Terence Crutcher , whose vehicle had broken down on a Tulsa street. Jurors began deliberating about noon and the verdict was read about 9:50 p.m. A lawyer for Shelby, 43, said she believed Crutcher was under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs. In Novermber , a judge ordered Shelby to stand trial after deciding there was enough evidence for her to do so.

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North Korea Missile Program Advancing Faster Than Expected, South's Defense Minister Says

The pledge came at a meeting between a senior North Korean foreign ministry official and diplomatic representatives from four Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam and Laos, over its latest test of a new ballistic missile. "More importantly", he added, it "may represent a substantial advance to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)". "Kim Jong-Un is in a state of paranoia, he's incredibly concerned about anything and everything around him", US Ambassador to the UN ...

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Dem: GOP 'looking for a unicorn' on ObamaCare repeal deal

First, the MacArthur Amendment , which helped win over conservatives in the Freedom Caucus, allows states to opt out of Obamacare provisions, such as the "essential benefits" rule that requires insurers to provide coverage for a set of basic health care needs.

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Donald Trump insists there is no evidence of his collusion with Russia

The day of Yates' testimony, Trump defended Flynn on Twitter , saying that he had been "given the highest security clearance by the Obama Administration", but that "the Fake News seldom likes talking about that". Yates said after Federal Bureau of Investigation agents had interviewed Flynn on January 24 she believed it was "critical we get this information to the White House in part because the vice president was unknowingly making false statements to the American public".

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Fallout over Comey memo, Trump's intel disclosures persists

He did not offer any evidence of such acts in his reference to Democratic former President Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton."This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" added Trump.Russia has denied USA intelligence agencies' conclusion that it interfered in the election campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favour.

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Trump administration announces plans to renegotiate NAFTA

Last year, Heitkamp called on the former U.S. Trade Representative to protect North Dakota grain growers from unfair treatment after a report she requested showed that Canada segregates North Dakota grain and offers unfair prices to U.S. Meanwhile, Cory Gardner, a Republican senator from Colorado, highlighted questions over the future of USA agricultural trade policy. NAFTA is a multi-layer free trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico that came into effect in 1994.

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Roger Ailes, Former Chairman and CEO of Fox News, Dead at 77

Roger Stone, the controversial and colorful Republican strategist who worked on the Trump campaign, also praised Ailes on Twitter , calling him "a good friend, great American and communications genius". Ailes went on to advise President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and then-Vice President George H.W. Bush in 1988 for their election campaigns, according to Folkenflik.

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Trump threatens to cancel press briefings, unhappy with Comey coverage

Trump denied that account in a Fox News interview on Friday. All along, his spokesmen have maintained that Trump's decision had nothing to do with the ongoing Russian Federation investigation that was being overseen by Comey. Trump, in his termination letter to Comey, said Comey told him on three different occasions that Trump wasn't under investigation. Comey again promised his "honesty", but did not pledge loyalty, the Times reported .

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Deadly tornadoes hit Oklahoma and Wisconsin

Gov. Mary Fallin plans to tour the damage to a western Oklahoma community that was struck by a tornado that killed a man. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the storm started late Tuesday afternoon in Wisconsin into the evening, then tracked into the panhandle of Oklahoma and before heading to Kansas.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham to President Trump: Stop Tweeting About the Russia Investigation

The FBI probe and parallel congressional investigations have hung over Trump's presidency since he took office in January and threaten to overwhelm his policy priorities. NY state judge Michael Garcia, acting FBI Director James McCabe, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn and the former head of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, Alice Fisher, will be interviewed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein .

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Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump's reported top pick to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation - is a awful candidate for the job. The circumstances surrounding the firing have made the appointment closely watched, with senators calling for an unimpeachable, nonpartisan appointment.

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Graham calls on Comey to testify, doesn't want 'trial by newspaper'

During a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, a reporter offered Trump "a chance to go on record" about some of this week's bombshell reports on his administration. The Flynn investigation was part of a broader probe into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. House Republican Justin Amash of MI said that it may have been an abuse of his office.

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Is Vice President Pence preparing for a 2020 presidential bid?

The birth of the political arm will "provide resources for the vice president to actually support candidates who are supportive of the president's agenda", a source told NBC . The Michiana Alliance for Democracy said it believes Pence has a record of infringing upon basic human rights. Case in point: on the day of his inauguration, Trump notified the FEC that he qualifies as a candidate for the 2020 election.

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Brass band celebrates removal of Beauregard monument

The bill and the vote arrive as New Orleans is in the middle of removing four Confederate-era statues, and as Shreveport begins discussions about the future of a Confederate monument outside Caddo Parish Courthouse. Only nonprofits and governmental entities will be allowed to take part in the process, and the city said the process will include the Battle of Liberty Place monument as well as the statues of Davis and Lee.

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New York Times Square crash: Driver arrested

The victim of New York City's Times Square vehicle crash has been identified as 18-year-old Alyssa Elsman , a tourist from Portage , Michigan . Along the way, 23 pedestrians were struck, police said. When Long went outside and looked in the direction the auto had gone, she saw at least six people lying on the ground, including a woman lying face-down with blood pouring from her head.

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Statue of General Lee coming down in New Orleans on Friday

Beauregard commanded the attack at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, at the outbreak of the Civil War. The city started removing the landmarks in late April after the New Orleans City Council voted in 2015 to remove the four Confederate markers.

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Trump praises virtues of being an 'outsider'

President Donald Trump says "there may very well be a president or two in our midst" as he looks out at the Class of 2017 at Virginia's Liberty University and sees "the next generation of American leaders". Since that comment, neither Trump nor aides would confirm or deny questions about whether he in fact tapes conversations. "Embrace the label", the NY real estate mogul-turned-politician told graduates.

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UN Envoy Nikki Haley Says Western Wall Belongs To Israel

Contrary to the USA official's claim about the Western Wall, David Friedman, the newly appointed US ambassador to Israel, is heading straight to the holy site from the airport in order to pray, asserting that the wall is undisputedly Israel's.

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Hugh Jackman Reveals Which Scene In Logan Made Him Cry

Logan ended with his daughter, #X23, standing in front of his grave after a brutal fight. But James Goldman surprised fans with his metaphorical storytelling, paying a attractive tribute to Jackman's career as Wolverine . Hugh Jackman is ready to talk about the end of Logan . Fans of the X-Men character prepared themselves to sit through an emotionally wrecking experience, but little did they know that their favourite actors went through the same when they saw the movie at the Berlin ...

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Ex-Rep. Corrine Brown guilty on fraud, tax evasion charges

Brown was found guilty of counts charging her with conspiracy, concealing material facts on required financial disclosure forms, filing false tax returns and related charges. She pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against her, including fraud. Brown was one of the first three African-Americans elected to Congress from Florida since Reconstruction when she was elected in 1992.


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