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TX governor feeling heat to grant special session

Gov. Greg Abbott will be holding a news conference this afternoon in Austin. Texting while driving would be punishable by a fine up to $99 for first-time offenders and $200 for repeat offenses. He says he wants legislation that will override city ordinance so there isn't a "patchwork quilt" of distracted driving laws across the state. To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below.

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Corn mill explosion leaves at least one worker dead

They don't know if there's a connection between that fire and the explosion. Didion Vice President of Operations Derrick Clark released a statement Thursday asking for the community's prayers, saying the company is a tight-knit family. So Ramirez, a waitress at Two White Doves Family Restaurant, on the single block downtown that contains Cambria's library, village offices, bank and both of its bars, spent much of Thursday on her phone.

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Oregon Will Join Climate Change Coalition To Meet Paris Goals

President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord drew muted reactions from Alaska officials on Thursday. Italy, France and Germany have issued a collective statement dismissing US President Donald Trump's suggestion of revising the global pact, hours after the latter made a decision to "get out" from the Paris climate accord.

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Day invasion: What is D-Day and what happened on June 6, 1944?

US forces faced heavy resistance at Omaha Beach, where more than 2 thousand Americans died. Today marks the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, and it is appropriate that we honor those who were willing to stand tall against what some considered to be almost impossible odds to defend our freedoms.

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Comey Planning To Testify Publicly As Early As Next Week

Former FBI director James B. Comey is expected to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee next Thursday at 10 a.m., the committee announced Thursday. The committee said Comey would testify in a public setting starting at 10 a.m., and a closed session would follow beginning at 1 p.m. But he appears eager to discuss his tense interactions with Trump before his firing , which have now spurred allegations that the president may have tried to obstruct the investigation.

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Trump will not block James Comey from testifying: White House

Winner, who was working in the Georgia office of contractor Pluribus International, allegedly printed out a top-secret document last month and mailed it to an online news outlet, which was not named in court documents. Edward Snowden took extraordinary precautions when he leaked troves of classified information on surveillance activity by the National Security Agency to journalists, and was charged only after he publicly revealed himself to be the source.

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Senate Urges Trump To Make the Jerusalem Embassy Move

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the left-leaning pro-Israel group J Street also hailed the resolution. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not mention the embassy in a Monday floor speech calling for support of the resolution.

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GOP senators brace for questions during recess, tough task upon return

Roughly 31 percent of respondents said they either had a very favorable or somewhat favorable view of the American Health Care Act , and about 55 percent said they had a very unfavorable or somewhat unfavorable view. J.J. came to national attention for being singled out and removed from a Trump rally past year, along with his mother, for protesting what they said was Trump's mocking of a disabled reporter.

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White House Won't Try to Block Comey's Senate Testimony

Legal experts believed that the President already waived his executive privilege because he tweeted and spoke about his conversations with Comey. Comey, whom President Trump fired last month, is scheduled to testify in an open setting Thursday morning.

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Armed suspect at Orlando airport booked into jail

Passengers are not being allowed into the parking garage area. A spokesperson with the Orlando Police Department tells FOX 35 that the suspect is not in custody, as had been reported by other new organizations. "I saw all the cops with the long rifles and started shaking". Police confirmed after the incident that the gun was fake. Earlier this year, authorities say an Alaska man killed five people in a baggage claim area at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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How to watch the James Comey testimony

On Thursday, now-fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify about the circumstances of his firing. What to expect: Expect questions about anything to do with the investigation into the Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Mark Warner says that the allegations used by Trump as an attempt to influence the investigations ongoing if proved to be true, then it can have serious threat on his ...

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Police release 12 terror attack suspects without charge

Saturday night in the United Kingdom, three men wearing what were later found to be fake suicide vests drove a van into crowds on London Bridge , then exited the van at Borough Market and began to stab people with blades, killing seven and injuring at least 48.

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US contractor Reality Winner charged with leaking Russia hacking report to media

Winner, a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation in Georgia , faces up to 10 years in prison for leaking classified information. She had been assigned to a USA government agency facility in Georgia since February 13. Authorities found that only victor had made email contact with The Intercept . Unlike Edward Snowden , who fled to Hong Kong and then to Moscow after leaking classified documents, victor was easy to chase down.

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NHL: Predators even Stanley Cup Final with 4-1 win over Penguins

The Nashville Predators returned from Pittsburgh down 1-2 to the Stanley Cup Champion Penguins and all the talk was about how Pekke Rinne just wasn't on his game. The goal was Crosby's first goal in the Final since June 4, 2009, a span of 12 goalless games for the Pittsburgh captain. 'Having said that, I thought tonight, of all the games we played, we generated the most chances and the highest quality.

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US contractor arrested after leak of Russia hacking report

An accompanying Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit said she has worked for Pluribus International Corp.at a government facility in Georgia since February 13. "She's just been caught in the middle of something bigger than her", argued her court-appointed attorney, Titus Nichols. "She has no criminal history; it's not as if she's a threat to anyone", he said.

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Hillary Clinton defends London mayor after Trump tweets

He was allegedly on his way to Syria and was carrying only a backpack. "A very high priority for us is to try to understand whether they were working with anybody else", she told BBC television. The three marauding knifemen, clad in fake bomb vests, flung the van doors open and leapt into the streets, lunging at passersby with long blades. The Islamic gym where Butt worked out said Tuesday they had seen nothing of concern during his time there.

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MSNBC Host Stephanie Ruhle Tells Trump to 'Bring It on' With Tweets

He added, "Sorry folks, but if I would have relied on the Fake News of CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, washpost or nytimes, I would have had ZERO chance winning WH". Asked repeated questions by reporters about Trump's tweets, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday, "They matter in the sense that it gives him a communications tool, again that isn't filtered through media bias".

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Ballet Dancer Leaps Into Action, Saves Man From Subway Tracks

Davis, who'd been waiting at the subway station with his wife, ABT soloist Cassie Trenary, and his mother, Janie Krabbe B. LeTourneau, saw the man fall. Grey Davis is a dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. By the time he reached it, the woman had shoved the 58-year-old man onto the tracks. Police arrested her within minutes.

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Round trip: Mike Brown returns to Cleveland with Warriors

The only thing the Warriors can do that is more than passingly interesting, at this point, is lose-except, I'm not sure they plausibly can lose. It makes you try to pressure the ball more . Draymond Green had 12 points, six rebounds and six assists playing all game in foul trouble and Shaun Livingston scored 10 off the bench. It didn't matter in the end.

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Top US .diplomat resigns over Trump decision to ditch climate accord

The resignation was a display of the diplomat's unease with U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to exit the pact. Under the Obama administration, climate change was incorporated into the daily business of diplomacy at every level, and Rank was known for his personal concern about the environment.

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Trump attacks 'pathetic excuse' by Sadiq Khan

The war of words was the latest episode in a long simmering feud between Trump and Khan, who was elected as London's mayor in May 2016. And on Monday, Trump added: "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement".

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Paris police shoot, injure attacker at Notre Dame Cathedral

Paris police tweeted that one officer was wounded in the attack. People in the church at the time of the incident on Tuesday reported being locked inside. "We are with our 2 terrified children". France is under a state of emergency after a wave of militant attacks since early 2015 that have killed more than 230 people across the country.

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White House aide says Russian Federation probe 'detracts' from agenda

Former FBI Director James Comey is "looking forward to having the opportunity to publicly share his thoughts and views" at Thursday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Chairman Richard Burr said Monday. He wrote, "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Comey will also likely field questions about reports that, just after taking office, Trump asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation director for his loyalty.

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Curry shines as Warriors beat Cavaliers

James tied Magic Johnson for most National Basketball Association finals triple-doubles with eight, and this marked the first time in league history more than one player had a triple-double in the same finals game. The defending NBA Champion Cavaliers host the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. "We know how hard it is to be the best team in the league", Durant said.

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Emmanuel Macron Was Warned About Trump's Bizarre Handshake

The white-knuckled handshake between newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump may finally have an explanation. A spokesperson for May said she and Trump reaffirmed their commitment to a post-Brexit trade deal, and agreed that the G7 should do more to tackle terrorism, a view shared by other leaders at the summit in Italy.

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Disgruntled ex-worker killed 5, then himself

Neumann was reported to have a very minor criminal history, with a marijuana charge and DUI charge being listed on his record. Neumann did not have a concealed weapons permit, deputies said. "Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the victims". Neumann reloaded his handgun at least once along the way, moving through the large warehouse-type facility that Demings called a fairly extensive crime scene, shooting people in different locations on the floor.

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Pekka Rinne makes save of the year candidate in Game 4

Discipline has been a problem for the Preds at times in this series, but if Pittsburgh can not find a way to take advantage of added opportunities, the Pens may very well find themselves back in Steel City with a Final lead up for grabs. "You got to hit the net, so let's start there". But the Finnish star has had help from a Predators offence that has outshot Pittsburgh by a 97-67 margin over the first three games of the series.

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2 men charged in 36 deaths at Oakland artists' warehouse

A source close to the investigation tells The Associated Press on Monda. He is one of two men charged for the devastating fire that killed 36 people last December. "There is more responsibility to go around", Boudreaux said. Reuters has reported that in the two years leading up to the fire, city officials entered the building on numerous occasions and had multiple opportunities to see that residents were illegally living there in hazardous conditions.

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Trump seeks to privatize US air traffic control system

Trump announced his plan to transfer authority over the air traffic control network from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to a private, non-profit entity - albeit under FAA supervision - the board of which would be comprised of airline, government and union personnel.

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'Fix the Affordable Care Act instead of declaring it dead'

Any insurers that leave New York's health insurance exchange will be banned from participating in the state's Medicaid program or contracting with any state agencies under emergency regulations Gov. Insurers can also charge healthier people lower premiums, so long as they subsidize the costs of sicker people whose costs would rise. Other regulations would subject certain policies to the same benchmark plan rules that now apply through the ACA.

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Vladimir Putin Pushed Back On Russian Election Influence In Megyn Kelly Interview

As the world continues to wonder what role Russian Federation might have played in last November's presidential election, Megyn Kelly sat down with the country's leader, Vladimir Putin , for a feisty interview that aired on her new NBC show, Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly .

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Bill to rein in Pa. pension benefits on the fast track

But actuaries said that creating the new benefits plans still leaves Pennsylvania's massive pension debt intact, and won't stop the rising pension-obligation payments that are squeezing the budgets of school districts. "The medicine's not particularly tasty, but you take it because ultimately you're gonna get better". Under the current pension plan design, if the pension fund's holdings don't meet performance targets, taxpayers foot the added cost, he said.

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California Gov. Brown says US will stay in climate fight

After signing a clean energy pact with Sichuan Province Sunday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. traveled to Nanjing, where he delivered remarks at an worldwide environmental summit and signed a new agreement with California's sister state, Jiangsu Province, to broaden bilateral collaboration on climate action.

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James Comey Trump will not block ex-FBI director's testimony - White House

Lawmakers in both parties have urged Trump to allow Comey to testify publicly. The statement comes amid reports that Mr. Trump asked the former FBI director to end their investigation into former U.S. Comey's conversations and meetings with Trump were memorialized in memos written by the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. "You don't do that I think by invoking executive privilege on a conversation you had apparently with nobody else in the room".

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Woman goes on trial for allegedly urging boyfriend to kill himself

According to the text messages presented at her trial in 2016, when Roy reportedly expressed hesitation about his suicidal ideation, Carter sent him text messages that included "You just need to do it" and "You're just making it harder on yourself by pushing it off, you just have to do it".


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