• Military investigating mortuary employee for incident involving body of astronaut John Glenn
Military investigating mortuary employee for incident involving body of astronaut John Glenn

In this January 25, 2012, file photo, former astronaut and Sen. John Glenn's (D-Ohio) remains were disrespected before his burial earlier this year, according to a new report. John Glenn first tasted flight when he joined the Marines in 1943, aged 22. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief said Friday that Glenn's rema...

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  • 2 killed, 25 hurt in Wisconsin and Oklahoma tornadoes
2 killed, 25 hurt in Wisconsin and Oklahoma tornadoes

The twisters were among up to 29 that were reportedly spawned by powerful storms that raced through a swath of the central USA stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes on Tuesday evening, destroying dozens of homes, killing two people and injuring dozens of others.

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  • Unusual Weather For Memorial Day Weekend: SUNNY!
Unusual Weather For Memorial Day Weekend: SUNNY!

Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. SATURDAY: There will be a 40 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. These storms should arrive late, so we can still enjoy the early part of the day on Sunday . Memorial Day , Sunny with highs near 80°. Saturday will be hot & humid with partly cloudy skies. Mostly cloudy, ...

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  • G.O.P. Candidate Cruises to Victory After Allegedly Assaulting Reporter
G.O.P. Candidate Cruises to Victory After Allegedly Assaulting Reporter

House seat after being charged with assaulting a reporter on the eve of the election, a victory that may temper Democrats' hopes for a massive anti-Trump wave next year. If convicted, he faces a possible maximum fine of $500 or up to six months in jail. Even with the assault charges against Gianforte complicating the race just hours before voters...

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  • Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election, apologizes for violence against reporter
Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election, apologizes for violence against reporter

Gianforte could face additional, more serious charges once prosecutors review the evidence, Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert told Reuters. Last night I did make a mistake. Gianforte campaigned as a gun-loving Montanan endorsed by the National Rifle Association to build his credibility among hunting enthusiasts and to motivate gun rights a...

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  • S. Korea OKs civilian contact with North Korea over malaria
S. Korea OKs civilian contact with North Korea over malaria

It includes four main strategies - not recognising North Korea as a nuclear state, imposing every possible sanction and pressure, not seeking a regime change and resolving the problem with dialogue in the end. "The necessity of joint preventive measures against the disease between the South and the North has been continuously raised". Speaking ...

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  • Macron snubs Trump for Merkel & another arm wrestle follows
Macron snubs Trump for Merkel & another arm wrestle follows

Macron was warned by the French ambassador to the United States after the ambassador learned about the nature of Trump's handshakes. The Post's Philip Rucker captured the intensity of that first handshake. President Donald Trump meets with French President Emmanuel Macron at the U.S. Embassy, Thursday, May 25, 2017 , in Brussels . Macro...

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  • Notre Dame bumps up security ahead of Mike Pence's visit, planned protests
Notre Dame bumps up security ahead of Mike Pence's visit, planned protests

According to NBC , roughly 100 students left the venue when Pence's speech began - twice as many students as expected. When President Barack Obama delivered his speech in 2009, anti-abortion activists protested. Meanwhile, Pence's press secretary issued a statement on Twitter, downplaying the significance of the walkout. But Pence decid...

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  • US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters
US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters

In April, the US had criticized Turkish airstrikes against Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq. "It would be beneficial if this person was changed", Çavuşoğlu said. Another wrenches a woman's neck and throws her to the ground. The Kurdish outlet Rudaw published an exclusive video showing the injuries of some of the protesters, including one man...

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  • Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court
Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court

Literally an hour later it was removed , just before oral arguments at the 4th Circuit began. British Prime Minister Theresa May, who will be meeting Trump later at the NATO Summit in Brussels, said she will take up the issue seriously when she meets the US President.

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  • Sessions revives failed drug policies
Sessions revives failed drug policies

He told the Washington Post that "Sessions risks repeating "a vicious cycle of incarceration" at a time when crime rates are low". Sessions' memo says there could be exceptions, but those cases must be approved by a USA attorney, assistant attorney general or other supervisor, and the reasons documented in writing.

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  • Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains
Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

But the foreign relations committee waited to take up the bill until after Iran's election on Friday, when President Hassan Rouhani was re-elected with 57 per cent of the vote. Subsequently, language was removed that would have sanctioned individuals and entities who "pose a risk" of materially contributing to the missile program, an ambit that cri...

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  • Under US Republican bill, 23 million would lose health coverage - watchdog
Under US Republican bill, 23 million would lose health coverage - watchdog

GOP members were more quiet about the bill , but some did weigh in, including two senators who focused more on improving upon the current law than touting the current AHCA bill passed by the House. A second type of waiver would allow insurers to set premiums on the basis of an individual's health status. Therefore, the projected decrease in Me...

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  • 23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say
23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

Many people in states that under the bill could permit slimmer benefits and higher premiums for customers with pre-existing conditions "would face substantial increases in their out-of-pocket costs ", the report said. The AHCA would also cut subsidies that have made it possible for millions of families to buy health insurance, dramatically raisin...

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  • Duterte declares martial rule in southern Philippines
Duterte declares martial rule in southern Philippines

Clash between government forces and the Maute group erupted yesterday, May 21, in Marawi City after the military raided an apartment where 15 members of the IS-linked group were seeking refuge. "It also boasts of loyalty to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and uses the black ISIS flag as its revolutionary banner", Philstar added. Villegas sa...

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  • NOAA predicts above-average hurricane season
NOAA predicts above-average hurricane season

NOAA predicted a normal hurricane season for 2016, which turned out to be pretty accurate: previous year saw seven hurricanes, four of at least Category 3 intensity. Although it didn't form into a storm with devastating effects, Friedman advised people to still take weaker hurricanes and storms seriously. The Atlantic season is off to an ear...

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  • Senate leaders await analysis of GOP health bill
Senate leaders await analysis of GOP health bill

But no school finance changes are legally required this session because Texas' Supreme Court ruled last summer that the system was minimally constitutional, though flawed. Governor Abbott has doubled down on his intentions to pass some version of this thing, saying "We want to do all we can to help women have privacy, safety and security to the f...

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  • Kansas House passes new school spending plan, Democrats warn of problems
Kansas House passes new school spending plan, Democrats warn of problems

The nonpartisan agency's finding, which drew immediate fire from Democrats , patient advocates, health industry officials and some business groups, is likely to complicate Republicans' push to pass a companion bill in the Senate . Senate Bill 5 would add options for voters who say they can not "reasonably" obtain one of seven forms of require...

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  • Storms in forecast for Friday, Saturday
Storms in forecast for Friday, Saturday

It will continue throughout the day today before tapering off tomorrow while highs reach the low to mid-70s. Southwest wind 5 to 7 miles per hour. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Highs in the upper 60s and a chance of showers can be expected for most of the day Sunday . It'll be a pleasant day outdoors with highs ranging from the upper 60...

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  • Why Ben Carson's freakish perspective on poverty matters
Why Ben Carson's freakish perspective on poverty matters

Carson added that not all people have a "defeatist" attitude but that the government should help those who do. 'Ben Carson said that "poverty is a state of mind",' wrote Becca on Twitter. "If everybody had a mother like mine, nobody would be in poverty", Carson said. After Carson's confirmation hearing in January, Yentel said the new housing ...

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  • 57% disapprove of GOP health care bill
57% disapprove of GOP health care bill

According to the survey, the president's job approval rating declined to 45 percent now from 49 percent in March. Voters, however, split 49 to 47 percent when asked if they considered the president's recent decision to fire Comey an abuse of power - an essential tie given the poll's 3 percent margin of error.

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  • Did Sessions Just Escalate The War on Drugs?
Did Sessions Just Escalate The War on Drugs?

Sessions, who is also threatening to unwind police reform and recently said marijuana is "nearly as unsafe as heroin" (it is not), is certainly not going to let extremely clear facts and figures get in the way of his obsession with stuffing as many black and brown people into prisons and detention centers as he possibly can.

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  • Seniors not on board with GOP's healthcare plan
Seniors not on board with GOP's healthcare plan

There is also the possibility that the GOP healthcare bill will destabilize insurance markets in certain states. The agency estimated that about one-sixth of the US population - more than 50 million people - live in states that would make substantial changes under the waivers.

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  • The Price Is Right Contestant Breaks Plinko Record, Loses His Damn Mind!
The Price Is Right Contestant Breaks Plinko Record, Loses His Damn Mind!

And that was just the beginning for Ryan . Ryan Belz, 23, broke the game show's long standing record when he appeared on air today and won $31,500. Even when his second chip landed on $1,000, Ryan yelled with enthusiasm. The most anyone has ever won playing Plinko was $41,000, but that contestant played with $20,000 slots.

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  • Manchester attacker's father, younger brother arrested in Tripoli - spokesman
Manchester attacker's father, younger brother arrested in Tripoli - spokesman

TRIPOLI The father and the younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue in Manchester have been arrested in Tripoli , a spokesman for a local counter-terrorism force said on Wednesday. A woman arrested on Wednesday in Blackley has been released without any charge, the police said earlier. Salman Abedi , ri...

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  • Illinois Senate Approves Budget and Tax Plan With No GOP Support
Illinois Senate Approves Budget and Tax Plan With No GOP Support

Of course, even if the Senate does manage to pass the tax increases, Rauner has said he would veto them if they were not also paired with the permanent property tax freeze. He ticked off votes on education funding changes, an overhaul of pension funding and other Rauner demands that were approved last week. Despite the governmental gridlock, the fi...

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  • EU, US to meet Wednesday over in-flight laptop ban
EU, US to meet Wednesday over in-flight laptop ban

European Union and USA officials will meet again in Washington next week "to further assess shared risks and solutions for protecting airline passengers, whilst ensuring the smooth functioning of global air travel", according to a joint statement .

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  • Killed in Plane Crash in Chetek Wisconsin
Killed in Plane Crash in Chetek Wisconsin

The sheriff said the teen who died was a senior at Chetek-Weyerhaeuser High School. Fitzgerald said late May 24, that a single-engine, two-seater plane crashed in the Red Cedar River southeast of Chetek. The injured teen is a senior at Cameron High School. One person was killed Wednesday night in a plane crash in Chetek, Wisconsin, according to...

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  • Indiana's unemployment rate declines to 3.6 percent in April
Indiana's unemployment rate declines to 3.6 percent in April

Duval County had a rate of 4.1 percent. The number of people working in SC reached another record high. Yet despite those losses, the unemployment rate dropped because the state's labor force continued its upward trajectory. Over the year, the average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased from 33.2 to 33.6 hours and a...

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  • Hands off US election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russia
Hands off US election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russia

Burr also told reporters that the committee will not give Flynn immunity because the committee does not believe it's the place of the committee to offer it. Former CIA Director John Brennan says Russia has a history of trying to "suborn individuals" and he anxious last summer about the number of contacts Russian officials were having with Americans...

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  • Hillary Clinton: Trump's Budget Shows an 'Unimaginable Level of Cruelty'
Hillary Clinton: Trump's Budget Shows an 'Unimaginable Level of Cruelty'

It was reasonable for Hillary supporters or anyone else to wonder if the Clinton's investigation was politically motivated. According to Post sources - current and former US officials - Trump shared details of an Islamic State threat "related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft" with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Se...

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  • Special session underway to pass unfinished Minnesota budget
Special session underway to pass unfinished Minnesota budget

Lawmakers have been working on the state's budget for months, but they ran out of time before their midnight deadline to negotiate and approve budget bills funding public schools, health and human services, roads and bridges and tax cuts. The House will have to pass the bill again. Lawmakers agreed to increase spending in all five areas after negot...

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  • Florida Governor Vetoes Controversial
Florida Governor Vetoes Controversial "Whiskey And Wheaties" Bill

Currently, retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target and Publix can not sell hard liquor in the same locations that they sell wine, beer and a host of other food and beverage products. The bill passed the Florida House and Senate with slim margins during the 2017 Legislative Session. After roll call in the House, three members voted no and another switche...

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  • Israeli-Palestinan deal would be start of Middle East peace
Israeli-Palestinan deal would be start of Middle East peace

Palestinians across the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip staged protests for days during his visit, including most recently on Tuesday where they also called for solidarity with the thousands of Palestinian prisoners in Israel jails who have begun their sixth week of a hunger strike.

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  • Wisconsin hosts Xavier as part of 2017 Gavitt Games
Wisconsin hosts Xavier as part of 2017 Gavitt Games

Wisconsin will host Xavier on November 16 as part of the third annual Gavitt Games series matching Big Ten and Big East conference teams. The game will be televised on FS1 and a tip time will be announced at a later date. IL will be playing in one of its first games under new head coach Brad Underwood, hired this spring to replace John Groce, who w...

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