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FM: US understands Turkey's position against Syrian Kurds

Eleven people were injured outside the Turkish ambassador's residence amid President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit. Protest organizers said those arrested were part of their group. The two sides of supporters swapped allegations of what set off the melee. The US State Department said it is "concerned by the violent incidents involving protestors and Turkish security personnel".

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Fallen officers honored at Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

The program will run under the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office and will send out intelligence to law enforcement, the media and the public about violent offenders "who have killed, seriously injured or pose an imminent threat to law enforcement, or when an officer is missing in connection with official duties", according to a DOJ press release.

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Trump trip to Israel possibly first flight from Saudi Arabia

The White House-driven effort is a sharp shift from the practice of previous USA administrations that typically gave secretaries of state those responsibilities. "Mr. President, you just flew from Riyadh to Tel Aviv", said Netanyahu, encapsulating some of what is at stake. "I'd like to see you hold back on settlements for a little bit", Trump told Netanyahu at the White House in February.

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James Comey reportedly believes Trump was trying to influence him

Trump was meeting with FBI director candidates when the White House was formally told that a special prosecutor had been named in the Russian Federation investigation. The President also reiterated that he was not personally under investigation, although he previously admitted that he was thinking "of the Russian Federation thing" when he dismissed Mr Comey.

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Source says Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment

The panel wants to see documents relating to Flynn's interactions with Russian officials as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Trump made those comments during the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. Before the April request, Flynn said through a statement from his lawyer that he wouldn't submit himself to questioning from the committee "without assurances against unfair prosecution".

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Texas Senate approves 'religious refusal' adoption measure

Many were protesting the bill's signing happening inside a church and claiming it blurred the lines between separation of church and state. Abbott had made the issue a priority for the legislative session. Some school districts in Texas allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity both through formal policies or on a case by case basis.

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Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

A military band played the USA and Israeli national anthems before Trump, Netanyahu and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin walked to a podium to deliver brief remarks. Ahead of talks with Netanyahu, Trump will tour two iconic sites in Jerusalem , a city holy to Muslims, Christians and Jews. "We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people, defeating terrorism and creating a future of harmony, prosperity and peace".

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Seasonal Coast Guard stations open for summer boating season

Dog rescued from very hot auto in San RafaelThe San Francisco Fire Department was called in for assistance and to provide jet skis to help get closer access to the beach if needed. The kayak, an orange Casco 120, was discovered at about 6 a.m. Saturday, said Coast Guard Senior Chief Dave Lebrecht. The two men were taken to the hospital and treated for mild hypothermia.

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Trump denies Comey allegations, collusion with Russian Federation

On the " Fox News Sunday" show Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Trump was also trying to convey to the Russians that he was "not going to be distracted by all these issues at home that affect us domestically". The president gave few details on the announcement, commenting only that "the people in the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be very, very thrilled" with his choice for the agency's new head.

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Tillerson signs worldwide declaration recognizing climate change

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed a document today calling climate change a "serious threat" to the Arctic and noting the need for action to reduce its potentially harmful effects. While Tillerson has said he personally supports the United States staying in the Paris agreement, it's unclear how hard he is pressing the president - or how much influence Tillerson even has.

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Trump Responds To Sally Yates' Testimony With Fake News Claims, Of Course

Also on Monday, the former US Attorney General Sally Yates testified to a Senate subcommittee that she had informed White House counsel McGahn in January that General Micheal Flynn had talked to the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. He recused himself in April from the investigation. The Trump transition team initially denied that Flynn had discussed the sanctions in his call with Kislyak.

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Town to hold Memorial Day parade, ceremony

Veterans are invited to walk in the parade. Parade units will assemble at the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot at 9:30 a.m. After the parade, there will be a Memorial Day ceremony just outside of the Coliseum's Memorial Hall at the Veteran's Plaza.

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Ex-congressman Anthony Weiner to plead guilty in sexing case

I apologize to the teenage girl, whom I mistreated so badly", he said, reading from a statement in which he reportedly discussed his compulsive sexual behavior. The investigation is what prompted the final review in October 2016 of Hillary Clinton's private email server, ABC News reported past year. The girl has said the relationship was " consensual " and that she did not want to press charges.

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President Trump warns Comey about 'leaking', implies talks were recorded

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates - who was sacked by Trump after she refused to defend his travel ban - and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper also testified in front of a Senate subcommittee on crime and terrorism on Monday.

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Tornadoes strike from Texas to Wisconsin

Eight tornadoes touched down on both Tuesday and Thursday, according to the SPC. Samuelson's daughters suffered minor injuries, and the mother suffered a gash on her head, but he said all are expected to be fine. The storm then headed toward the small central Kansas town of Pawnee Rock, where a home was destroyed. Walker will hold a press briefing at the Mosaic Telecom Center in Cameron.

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Curtain falls on 'Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years

Ringling's circus began its final show Sunday evening after 146 years of wowing audiences with its "Greatest Show on Earth ". There was also warm applause for a preshow speech from Kenneth Feld, the CEO and chairman of the family-run Feld Entertainment company, which owns Ringling.

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"Remarks by the Vice President at the National Peace Officers" Memorial Service

Trump visited the U.S. Capitol earlier Monday to pay tribute to fallen officers and gave remarks at an event held on the west lawn. Every day, our police officers and staff go out to work not knowing what they might face, but do so with the utmost professionalism and bravery.

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Comey to testify in public Senate intelligence hearing

McMaster said in an interview on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos". White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment procedures to prepare for the possible impeachment of the US President Donald Trump, although officials still believe this is a distant possibility, according to a CNN report .

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Enacts New Drug Crime Policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' two-page memo to US attorney's offices across the country, calling for stricter criminal charges and sentencing, could harm those already behind bars. Almost half of those inmates are in custody for drug crimes, records show. State officials have increasingly acknowledged that they can no longer bear the cost of warehousing offenders - many for drug crimes - who were targets of harsh punishments which began decades ago.

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McCain Questions Rationality of Calls to Impeach US President

We don't have to think that impeachment is out of our reach. "At this point, the Republican Congress is trying to find a way to get to the bottom of the allegations about the ties between members of the Trump Administration and Russia", Dan Mahaffee, senior vice president and director of policy at the Center for the Study of Congress and the Presidency, told Xinhua.

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Notre Dame Graduates Protest Pence's Commencement Speech

He walked out in protest of the Trump administration's immigration polices. During the commencement ceremony, the university also awarded Pence an honorary law degree. More than 100 students walked out quietly to some brief cheers and boos. "Notre Dame is an exception, an island in a sea of conformity so far spared from the noxious wave that seems to be rushing over much of academia".

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Ringling Bros. Shuts Down the Big Top After 146 Years

Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson stages the final farewell presentation of the Ringling Bros . There are still circus performers. The final shows of what was long promoted as " The Greatest Show on Earth " are being staged throughout the weekend, with three shows Saturday and three Sunday.

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Reds rally to beat Rockies 12-8, break 7-game slide

Otto backed that up with another K on the slider, this time getting Arismendy Alcantara , to end that threat and hand the ball to Greg Holland in the ninth. Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco who has already missed past three games with left hamstring soreness won't back in the lineup on Friday. He's expected back on Monday.

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Trump says Comey 'better hope there are no tapes' of their conversations

Trump addressed the investigation with Holt, saying he and Comey spoke multiple times over the course of his presidency so far and that Trump had asked Comey if he was under investigation. "The more that a broken system tells you that you're wrong, the more certain you should be that you must keep pushing ahead". "And, if possible, to announce who you're going to nominate to replace that person".

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Trump In Saudi Arabia: 'This Is Not A Battle Between Different Faiths'

He portrayed the conflict as one between good and evil, not between civilizations, and made clear in a forceful tone that Washington would partner with the Middle East but expected more action in return. Addressing Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, the 7th-century birthplace of Islam, Trump avoided references to "extreme vetting" or his travel ban on visitors from six majority-Muslim countries, which has been suspended by a court.

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Will Trump be impeached? Ladbroke's goes odds-on at 4-5

Sure enough, despite the more anxious comments being made about Mr Trump by a dozen or so Republicans, including Mr McCain, most are silent. Congressman Al Green is gaining national attention as the first representative to call for President Donald Trump's impeachment on the house floor, but he told town hall attendees in Houston that move has also brought death threats to his congressional offices.

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Cloud Computing wins Preakness in upset

Brown and owners Seth Klarman and William Lawrence used a conservative approach to set up Cloud Computing's Preakness triumph. Both Seth Klarman from Klaravich and Lawrence are in the financial services industry. Trainer Mark Casse said the plan was to challenge Always Dreaming from the start. Always Dreaming lost for the first time in five races this year.

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Hahn goes down swinging for first top-10 of year

Among the key shots of the day for Horschel was a 59-foot birdie putt he made on the par-4 on No. 14. "I feel a lot more things are in balance now with regards to what happened earlier in the year, just kind of fighting myself", Day said.

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Donald Trump forbids James Comey from leaking to media in veiled tweet

President Donald Trump (L) and the former FBI Director James Comey. The dinner described by Comey's associates came in the early days of Trump's administration, as the FBI was investigating Russian meddling in the election and possible ties to Trump's campaign.

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Tough-Talking Former Prosecutor Trey Gowdy to Replace Chaffetz on Oversight Committee

The announcement by Chaffetz, 50, was the latest twist of the Republican-controlled congressional investigations into Trump. Jason Chaffetz says he will resign his congressional seat effective June 30. The ex-director will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee some time after May 29, the U.S. Memorial Day holiday, committee leaders have said.

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Peter Gorski: Bill will increase costs, lower coverage

If the board approves the motion, Leaf would help develop the county's position and plan to move forward in the event Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act. Obama defended his signature achievement in Boston Sunday night while accepting the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. "Let me phrase this carefully".

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White House warned Michael Flynn was 'compromised'

The lawmaker said that would explain why it took the administration so long to act after Yates warned that then-national security adviser Michael Flynn had exposed himself to a potentially compromising situation by not being honest about his interactions with Russian officials.

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Trump considers sabotaging Obamacare to force Dems to negotiate

OH children already on Medicaid were not the beneficiaries of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) and they should not be the victims of its repeal, fix or revision. In 2012, before the Affordable Care Act, 3.3 million people - or about half the population - had insurance sponsored by employers. Insurance companies in many states would be allowed to pull out of the Obamacare markets, which in many states already have scant competition.

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No talks until North Korea stops nuclear, missile tests: Tillerson

The tests have escalated tensions on the peninsula, and have been met with a hardening of rhetoric from Washington following Donald Trump's election as U.S. Asked about Beijing and Moscow's support for the six previous rounds of United Nations sanctions, Kim said both countries are "close neighbors" who "understand our nuclear projection occurred through the USA continued nuclear threat and its hostile policy" toward North Korea.

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Texas lawmaker becomes first to call for President Trump's impeachment

He said he doesn't think the discussion is appropriate so early in the Trump presidency. Amash's comments weren't a full-throated call for impeachment, but they're significant, coming from a conservative congressman from the Midwest. Chief Justice John G Roberts Jr would preside. And history is on Mr Trump's side. Andrew Johnson became the first president to be impeached in 1868.


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