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Phoenix Comicon suspect booked for attempted murder, held on $1M bond

Phoenix police say there are indications an armed man arrested at Phoenix Comicon is mentally disturbed and that he told detectives he's a crime-fighting comic book character and planned to shoot bad police officers. Police didn't identify the performer who allegedly was threatened but say the man arrested Thursday was Mathew Sterling. Entry into the Phoenix Convention Center by the general public will also be limited to fewer entrances.

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Iran President Hassan Rouhani Blasts Trump's Saudi Summit

However, while Rouhani's greatest political achievement to date has perhaps been the 2015 agreement with six major powers, including the United States , to curbing Iran's nuclear program, the Iranian president insisted that ballistic missile tests would continue "if technically necessary".

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Russians 'discussed how to influence Trump via his aides'

It also came after The Washington Post reported that Trump had pressed his Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers to publicly deny any evidence of ties between his campaign and Russian Federation.

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On the United States was struck by a powerful tornado

There also were reports of possible tornadoes in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center said. Chetek Mayor Jeff Martin tells KSTP-TV that numerous emergency vehicles have gone to the trailer park.

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Forecast: More Clouds Than Sun For Memorial Day Weekend

A few spotty showers will pop up Saturday , but heavier showers and storms will hold off until later that evening. Computer models show another round of showers for Memorial Day . The chance for rain is not necessarily "zero" but it's low enough that we're leaving it out of the forecast. Humidity levels will be high, particularly Sunday and Memorial Day .

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Gianforte wins Montana special election, apologizes to bodyslammed reporter

Mr Gianforte had 50.4 per cent of the vote to Mr Quist's 43.9 per cent, according to the Associated Press, with 98 per cent of precincts reporting. This post has been updated . Gianforte must appear in court by June 7 on the misdemeanor charge, which carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $500 fine. " Greg Gianforte just body-slammed me and broke my glasses", Jacobs tweeted before news of the incident went viral on social media.

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Trump congratulates body-slamming congressional candidate on win

Gianforte was favored in a state where his party has held the lone House seat for two decades and where fellow Republican Trump won by more than 20 percentage points in the 2016 presidential election. The altercation between Greg Gianforte and reporter Ben Jacobs took place at a campaign event at Gianforte's headquarters in the city of Bozeman, Montana, the Guardian said.

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China Puts Pressure on Border With North Korea

The Ministry of Unification (MOU) said the request was accepted because of the "urgency of controlling infectious disease and the health of South and North Korean residents in the border areas". The U.S. tests its ICBMs about twice every year. The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency will conduct its first-ever intercept test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) next week, a nod to the growing threat from North Korea.

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U.S. university graduates stage walk-out during Mike Pence speech

University officials did not make any attempt to stop the students from filing out as they were already made aware of the students' plan prior to the ceremony. However, more than 1,700 students of the university signed a petition and urged the chancellor to not invite Trump to speak at their commencement ceremony, Time reported .

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State Calls in Turkish Ambassador Over Violence Against Protesters

McCain said "this kind of thing can not go unresponded to diplomatically". "I've seen America is very sensitive on the Raqa issue and I said "good luck", we can not join an operation with a terror organisation", he said. However, those two guards claimed diplomatic immunity and were released after diplomatic security consulted with counsel. Republican Senators Marco Rubio (Florida) and Ted Cruz (Texas) called on the Turkish government to immediately apologize for the violence.

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Did Sessions Just Escalate The War on Drugs?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday instructed federal prosecutors to "pursue the most serious, readily provable offense" in criminal trials, a departure from Obama-era policies that gave prosecutors greater discretion. This policy will destroy families. The new policy , sent this week to prosecutors around the country, cancels the protocol for drug prosecutions established by Eric Holder , the Attorney General under former President Barack Obama .

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GOP: Tough CBO report complicates health bill

Advocates for the House Republicans' health-care overhaul plan frequently say or suggest that premiums would go down under the proposal. The AHCA will throw millions off of insurance and give billions of dollars in tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans over the next decade; however, the majority of De Anza students will be unaffected.

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AHCA CBO score makes GOP rush to repeal Obamacare laughable

The good news is the Senate seems unlikely to follow the House's lead. "We'll get 'em", Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch , R-Utah, said when asked if GOP leaders would round up the votes they'll need to pass a bill. Like Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich, Albrect says the value of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act can not be underestimated. Under the Obamacare bill, Medicaid expanded in a big way, allowing thousands more people in the North Country to ...

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Texas Senate OKs Gay Adoption Bill

If it becomes law, Texas would be the only state with a statute restricting bathrooms for transgender schoolchildren. The measure now heads back to the Senate , where lawmakers there have called for a stricter "bathroom bill". "Some people don't want to admit that because they are ashamed, and this is shameful". Gonzalez said Libby, who transitioned before she started elementary school, has always been able to use the girls' bathroom.

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Trump, G7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate

On climate change , the effort to keep Trump on board will focus on convincing his team that developing renewable energy forms and technology to facilitate cleaner fossil fuels can be drivers of the job-creating growth that he says is his priority.

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Montana voters cast ballots day after candidate cited for assault

Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault following the incident. One day after Republican candidate for Congress Greg Gianforte allegedly body slammed a reporter , he won Montana's only House seat over Democrat Rob Quist in a special election on Thursday.

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Trump and Macron cap first meeting with lengthy handshake

Rahmon was the one yanking Trump's arm, and Trump stepped away when the handshake was over. Trump is famous for his drawn-out handshakes, accompanied with an intense alpha-male grimace. "All over the world they're talking about it, and we have a lot to discuss , including terrorism and other things". President Donald Trump told French President Emmanuel Macron that he had been a supporter in his race against far-right leader Marine Le Pen , although Trump's only comment on the race ...

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FBI probes Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

The FBI says it is taking a closer look at Jared Kushner in its investigation of alleged ties between President Donald Trump's associates and Russian officials during the 2016 election. Investigators are looking into possible financial crimes in addition to possible collusion between the campaign and Russian officials, the paper reported on Thursday.

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Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race

It was not clear what effect the assault charge against Republican technology executive Greg Gianforte would have on the Montana race, where 37 percent of the 699,207 registered voters had already submitted absentee ballots , according to state election officials.

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Trump budget chief: Medicaid cuts won't affect anyone now on program

The plan, Trump's first as president, combines 4.1 trillion United States dollars (£3.2 trillion) for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year with a promise to bring the budget back into balance in 10 years, relying on aggressive spending cuts, a surge in economic growth - and a two trillion U.S.

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Trump's budget calls for deep cuts to social safety net

Trump proposes to completely eliminate funding for lots of other programs. "This budget destroys people's lives", she said , adding that it forces people to "fend for themselves" and leaves them "out in the cold". "We will measure compassion and success by the number of people who get off those programs". So, yes, Medicaid spending would increase by $4.7 trillion over a decade.

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UK's May raised intelligence concerns with Trump after leaks row -UK source

Officers also raided a property in the city's Moss Side neighborhood early on Thursday and carried out a controlled explosion. Police had earlier given the man's age as 23. "Nobody wants that. But equally we have to make our opinions clear so we can get this relationship back to where we all want it to be", Burnham told CNN .

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Texas House approves anti-trans bathroom bill aimed at school kids

AUSTIN, Texas The Texas House of Representatives gave formal approval on Monday to a bill that would restrict bathroom access for transgender students in public schools, a measure that critics say promotes discrimination against such children.

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Alabama executes man for 1982 murder

This undated photo released by the Alabama Department of. Convicted murderer Tommy Arthur - called the "Houdini" of death row by some after having seven prior execution dates postponed - was scheduled to be put to death Thursday evening in Alabama, as his attorneys filed a flurry of last minute appeals.

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Abbott: Still time to avoid a special session of the Legislature

The Texas Senate early Thursday passed stripped-down versions of House bills that would address state standardized tests and how the state evaluates school districts and campuses starting in 2018. Such a finding would have violated the Senate's more arcane rules for considering budgetary items under fast-track rules - and it might have forced House Speaker Paul D.

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Joe Lieberman on President Trump's Federal Bureau of Investigation director short list

On the other hand, if you're looking for incompetence, bias, and general inability to slot crime A onto suspect B, Lieberman is a top notch candidate. Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina had to retract a statement made hours earlier that Flynn's lawyer had told the committee he would not comply with the subpoena.

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MHP steps up patrols for Memorial Day weekend

South Dakota troopers will patrol Interstate 90 from Wyoming to Minnesota while the Minnesota State Patrol covers between the South Dakota border and Wisconsin. McDonough said that impaired driving is one of the leading contributing factors in fatal traffic crashes that our troopers investigate. The Memorial Day holiday weekend falls during the Governor's Office of Highway Safety's "Click It or Ticket" seat belt awareness campaign.

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Gianforte elected to US House; apologizes to reporter

With 57 percent of precincts reporting, Greg Gianforte led Democrat Rob Quist by more than 22,000 votes out of almost 270,000 ballots cast. In his acceptance speech, Gianforte apologized by name to Ben Jacobs , the Guardian reporter who made the accusation after an altercation on Wednesday.

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Officer shot after man opens fire in nursing home

The coroner says 43-year-old gunman Thomas Hartless died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. The employees were Marlina Medrano, a nurse, and 48-year-old Cindy Krantz, a nurse's aide. All nursing home residents were unharmed. The 23 residents of the nursing home, who barricaded themselves inside during the shooting, have been moved so that investigators can analyse the crime scene.

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Gianforte Celebrates Victory, Apologizes For Assaulting Reporter

Quist has declined to comment on the charge. The development heightened the drama of an already highly scrutinized special election in the traditional Republican stronghold of Montana, which has proved to be a far closer race than expected.

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Lieberman is front-runner for FBI director

The president departs Friday on his inaugural overseas trip, a four-country, five-stop journey tour of the Middle East and Europe that will keep him out of the country for more than a week. Republicans, by contrast, praised Lieberman. Sen. "Unfortunately, Joe Lieberman does not fit that description". From a series of policy defections on key issues to Lieberman's decision to run as an independent in CT after he lost the Democratic primary to challenger Ned Lamont in 2006, the former ...

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Gov. Abbott addresses calls for special session

Taylor's remarks come after his counterpart in the House , Dan Huberty , R-Houston, gave a passionate speech in which he said he would not accept the Senate's changes to House Bill 21 and would seek a conference committee with the Senate.

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Manchester police arrest 3 more in investigation into concert bombing

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has confirmed that evil Abedi was on their radar for his suspicious activity prior to Monday's attack . The British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said it was "irritating" that details about the Manchester bombing investigation were leaked and that they have been clear with Washington that it " should not happen again ".

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Trump Reportedly Asked Intelligence Chiefs to Deny Collusion Evidence

Brennan spoke about and see what they were, how extensive they were and what they led to if anything", he said. Brennan testified that he knew the names of the "U.S. He said the Russian official denied such interference but also said he would relay the concern to President Vladimir Putin. Investigators also have questions about contacts between the Russians and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Texas Senate looks to resurrect bathroom, property tax bills

Instead, the Senate, under Patrick's hand, gutted the measure, dropped the extra cash to $500 million, and pushed in school vouchers. Although Senate Republican leaders said the president's budget, which includes Medicaid cuts, is "dead on arrival", the spending blueprint is largely seen as an endorsement of the House health care plan, which is not popular the public, according to recent polls.


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