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Roger Ailes Dead at 77 After Suffering Fall

Ailes served as chairman and CEO of Fox News since the network's launch in October 1996 and he was credited with leading the organization to become one of the United States' most-watched television news channels. So, it seems like no coincidence that when Ailes died Thursday morning, his widow snubbed Fox News and gave the scoop to the Drudge Report . "And Ailes had a major role in creating that kind of political culture", says Peck, an assistant professor of media culture.

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Tulsa police officer acquitted in death of unarmed black man

An Oklahoma jury on Wednesday found a white Tulsa police officer not guilty in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man previous year, who claimed she fired out of fear. The ruling makes Shelby the latest white officer to escape unharmed after killing an African American over the past few years. Yes, we have great officers out there, but with anything you have good and bad.

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Colorado governor pardons felon to stave off deportation to Cuba

But before Lima-Marin could officially leave the Colorado Department of Corrections, a new problem emerged. Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday that Rene Lima-Marin has become a "law abiding, productive member of this community" after his accidental release from prison.

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With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks a singular buzz

Always Dreaming captured the country's attention two weeks ago, and his aggressive running style seemed perfectly suited for the shorter Preakness, especially against a green horse like Cloud Computing that entered the race with only three starts.

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Former acting AG Yates claims she warned WH about Flynn's Russian Federation ties

And it is of a piece with the person-to-person message President Obama delivered Trump about Flynn in the two's November 10 sit-down - an extraordinary note of caution on a personnel matter for an incumbent President to aim at his successor.

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Documents identify fatally stabbed student

Needless to say, they're very distraught. While Hoaas told AP that the suspect is white and the victim is black, police say they don't have any reason to believe that race played a role. On Facebook, it appears Urbanski was a member of the "Alt-Reich: Nation" group, in which members often post racist memes. Lawyer information for Urbanski was not immediately available.

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North Korea Fires 'Unidentified Projectile,' Says South Korean Officials

It was sacked from Pukchang, the location of a military airport north of the capital Pyongyang, officials said. The South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said it could not yet identify the type of missile fired from Pukchang in South Pyongan province but it travelled about 500 km (311 miles).

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Unknown if Flynn will comply with subpoena

Richard Burr, announced that Flynn would not be complying with the Senate's subpoena - although he later walked that back by saying that he'd not yet gotten a " definitive answer " from Flynn's lawyer. Finally, the New York Times reported that Trump's administration was aware that Flynn was under investigation for working for Turkey's government, which he did not disclose at the time , and hired him as a national security adviser anyway.

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For Trump's defenders, White House turmoil is politics as usual

February 13: Flynn resigns from his position as National Security Advisor, after it was discovered that he lied to Mike Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. Flynn's interactions with the Russian ambassador. Kislyak also attended an event in April where Trump said he would seek better relations with Russian Federation.

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US Treasury slaps sanctions on 8 Venezuela court justices

The Trump administration will take further action against "bad actors" in Venezuela if there are no changes in the country, a senior USA government official said on Thursday. The announcement followed a series of rulings since mid-2016 in which the court usurped the National Assembly's powers in support of Maduro. The sanctions freeze any assets the country's most powerful judicial figures may have in United States jurisdictions and lock them out of much of global banking.

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Chaffetz resigns at career pinnacle after years in spotlight

The lawmaker told reporters he plans to stay in Utah and that he is still considering whether to remain involved in politics, NPR reported Thursday . Various rumors exist about the reason behind Mr. Chaffetz' decision to leave early, but many have theorized that the congressman is taking the advice of Navy Admiral McCraven's newest book, "Make Your Bed".

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Attorney General Tells Prosecutors to Seek 'Most Serious' Charges in Drug Cases

But any exceptions will need to be approved by top supervisors, and the reasons must be documented, allowing the Justice Department to track the handling of such cases by its 94 USA attorney's offices. Sessions' move bucks a growing trend in recent years-in Washington and in states across the country-to abandon some of the harshest sentencing policies created in the 1980s-era war on drugs .

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Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians

Advisers to President Trump's 2016 presidential campaign were in contact at least 18 different times with Russian officials or other people with ties to the Russian government during the election race, according to Reuters . The Lt. General's (Ret) resignation came amidst reports that he told Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that the USA would lift sanctions on Russia when Trump won the White House.

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Laptop ban on flights from will not affect Europe to U.S. travel

European officials were reportedly not given a guarantee that a laptop ban was off the table, and instead, Duke promised to keep European officials in the loop if any other measures were to be applied. The Washington Post and other news organizations on Monday reported that President Donald Trump gave Russia's foreign minister and ambassador closely held intelligence obtained from a USA partner about an Islamic State terrorist plot to use laptops as possible weapons aboard commercial ...

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U.S. May Extend Laptop Ban To Flights From Europe, Too

The Daily Beast reports the ban includes flights from all European airports. A Capitol Hill source said it would be hard to institute the ban in Europe without expanding it to flights leaving the United States. A number of Gulf carriers impacted by the policy have come up with workarounds, such as offering loaner laptops on flights or allowing passengers to check large electronics at the gate just prior to boarding.

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Rep. Al Green Calls For Impeachment Of Cheeto Trump On House Floor

And no USA president has ever been impeached and removed from office. How does the impeachment process work? . But impeachment is a complex political process that, alone, won't remove a president from the Oval Office. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) mentioned, as she has before, the possibility of impeachment Tuesday. "It can not be perceived as an effort to nullify the election by other means", he said.

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Investigation launched into whether White House officials covered up Russian meddling

A date has not been set. During this meeting, not only did Trump apparently give the Russians classified intelligence, but he also said Comey was a "nut job" and his removal would take off pressure from the multiple investigations into Russia's actions during the 2016 election.

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Flynn blocked military move Turkey opposed

The claims emerged even as it was announced that former FBI Director Robert Mueller had been appointed as special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election and the possibility of collusion with President Donald Trump's campaign officials - a legal tangle in which Flynn plays a central role.

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Man who ran over pedestrians was 'hearing voices'

He then made a U-turn and sped along the sidewalk, colliding with pedestrians over the course of three blocks before coming to a halt when his vehicle hit a stanchion on the northwest corner of 45th Street and Broadway. In 2012, he served aboard the USS Carney, a destroyer. "Don't make him out to be a terrorist or something", Mr Ramos said. In 2013, he spent two months in a Navy prison after being court martialed.

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Few in US Support Trump's Firing of FBI Chief

At least eight candidates for the bureau's top spot headed to the Department of Justice on Saturday to interview for the position, which was vacated when James Comey was sacked this week. Trump is considering 11 people to replace Comey, a White House official said. The firing drew a wave of criticism in large part because the FBI has been investigating whether election meddling by Russian Federation involved people in Trump's presidential campaign, and Trump said in an interview with NBC that ...

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US official backs Trump version on Comey firing timing

The President wasn't happy being asked if he'd put pressure on the then FBI Director to close an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The president's son-in-law Jared Kushner is among those whose contacts with the Russian government have come under scrutiny. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer did not deny Trump made the comment but instead blamed the media on Friday for pulling focus from national security issues.

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President's 2018 budget to include family leave plan

The GOP has long held that requiring employers to guarantee paid time off for new moms or promising it through a government program is in conflict with the party's insistence on limiting Washington's reach, so it's unclear what level of support Trump's latest proposal will receive from Republicans on the hill.

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Notre Dame students to walk out of Mike Pence's commencement speech

Browne said officials were more concerned with the potential for thunderstorms on Sunday, which could force them to move the commencement from the spacious outdoor football stadium to a smaller arena. Though he largely stayed away from politics, Pence used some lines in his speech to praise Pres. Trump for his pro-life stance, and included Notre Dame, a Catholic university, in that praise.

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North Korea Launches Unidentified Projectile

Washington, May 21 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned today that the United States was still in the "early stages" of applying pressure on Pyongyang, after yet another North Korean missile test in defiance of worldwide sanctions. Pyongyang celebrated last week's test, saying the missile dubbed a Hwasong-12 was sacked at a high trajectory and demonstrated the ability to carry a heavy nuclear warhead at long distances.

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Pro-Ryan group launches ad thanking supporters of House healthcare bill

Happy Monday, dear Home Health Care News readers. Sen. Todd Young's office did not respond to requests for a comment on the legislation. Democrats have taunted Republicans about possibly losing their House majority in 2018 because of their votes.

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Torch-Bearing White Supremacists Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

Protesters are upset over the city's decision to remove statues honouring the losing side of the US Civil War. While some have said the protest against the city's vote to sell the Lee statue and redesign Lee and Jackson parks was peaceful, the city has received considerable national attention because many think the protesters were attempting to intimidate non-white populations with racist rhetoric and symbols.

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Man Who Drove Into Times Square Crowd Charged With Murder

Rojas, who did not enter a plea, appeared subdued during the hearing and will return to court next week. Rojas is next scheduled to appear in court on 24 May. The U.S. military took over the case. In 2012 he served aboard the USS Carney, a destroyer. Times Square is considered one of the top targets for terrorism in America so surveillance cameras captured every chilling moment.

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Police may have found missing Duke student's body

Michael Doherty, 20, returned home for the summer and was reported missing Sunday morning after attending a house party the night before. On campus, Doherty is a member of Duke's chapter of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Police, firefighters and volunteers intensely searched, by ground and by air, the wooded, swampy areas where he was last seen. Searchers found one of Doherty's shoes and his shirt Sunday in a nearby marshy area.

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Chaffetz resignation latest twist in GOP oversight of Trump

It's been investigating president Donald Trump's controversial firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . The congressman had been harshly criticized by constituents for what they saw as his inadequate response to allegations surrounding Trump.

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Trump Sends Nafta Renegotiation Notice to Congress

On Thursday the Trump administration officially began its effort to renegotiate NAFTA with Canada and Mexico. A quick turnaround on Nafta would be a much-needed win for the embattled president, who learned this week that former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller will investigate Russia's role in the 2016 election and possible links to the Trump campaign.

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Protests over Confederate statue shake Charlottesville, Virginia

Mike Signer, the mayor of Charlottesville, expressed his disgust with Saturday's protest in an interview with ABC News . "Tonight we are going to be talking about how to begin the process of telling the more full story of [race] in the North Downtown parks", Galvin said at the City Council's meeting Monday.

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Ex-FBI Director Comey to testify in public Senate hearing

The date has not been set. However, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Comey declined their invitation to testify before the panel over the circumstances surrounding his abrupt removal. Then-FBI Director James Comey testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee during an oversight hearing earlier this month before he was sacked by President Trump.

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Trump pays tribute to fallen police officers

Officers even showed off their skills at Autozone Park by providing a K9 demonstration and using the police helicopter to deliver the game ball on Monday. "We are forever in their debt and always grateful to them". It is a time to let your local police officers know that you support them and care about their well-being as they protect and assist us 24/7, 365 days a year.

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Storms And Showers Friday Evening, 70's & 80's This Weekend

These storms are expected to form around 4 to 5 p.m. Emergency management officials in Grant County reported a gust that hit 68 miles per hour in Cuba City, and wind felled tree branches in the Hazel Green area and debris was blowing across the highway in Ellenboro.

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Kokrak shoots 62, leads Byron Nelson by five

Tringale was fifth at 9 under after a 67, with defending Nelson champion and Masters victor Garcia tied for sixth at 8 under after a 64 that also included three straight birdies at Nos. "I'm more than happy to be out here and doing what I love – hanging out with the guys and being able to play golf and see the most handsome places in the world", he said".


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