• Trump backs Saudi-led efforts to isolate Qatar
Trump backs Saudi-led efforts to isolate Qatar

Barely a week after the Middle Eastern countries made a show of force and unity under the Saudi Arabia led Arab coalition, deep rifts have appeared among the members, deeper than any previous superficial disagreement between the Gulf States.

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  • Girl booted from soccer tourney because organizers thought she was a boy
Girl booted from soccer tourney because organizers thought she was a boy

The big giveaway was apparently her short haircut. Hernandez plays for Omaha's Azzuri Cachorros girls 11-and-under club team, which had advanced to the semifinals of the Springfield Invitational last weekend. However, organizers reportedly disqualified the entire team after insisting Mili was a boy. Olympic and World Cup champ Abby Wambach tweete...

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  • Ahead of Comey testimony, Republicans prep response efforts -- and brace
Ahead of Comey testimony, Republicans prep response efforts -- and brace

But Comey didn't tell Sessions about Trump's request to end the investigation of his presidential campaign officials' contacts with Russian operatives, the report said. Revelations that Nixon secretly taped visits in the White House, and refused to turn over the audio tapes under subpoena, led to his resignation in 1974.

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  • Scattered Storms Continue Into Monday
Scattered Storms Continue Into Monday

Highs will soar into the low-mid 80s by the weekend . Monday evening into the overnight hours another impulse could swing through the region producing another batch of scattered showers and storms. There should not be too many thunderstorms around today , but any that do pop up could be strong with gusty winds and hail. Highs are forecasted ...

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  • Merkel Had To 'Restrain' Herself In Latest Criticism Of Trump
Merkel Had To 'Restrain' Herself In Latest Criticism Of Trump

Germany's ambassador to the US on Wednesday said the relationship between Germany and the U.S.is "good and productive", downplaying pointed rhetoric of late by President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel . "I would clearly separate (terrorism) from the existence of refugees in relation to the Syrian civil war...the majority of Syrians left...

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  • USA tells United Nations human rights forum to remove 'chronic anti-Israel bias'
USA tells United Nations human rights forum to remove 'chronic anti-Israel bias'

No immediate withdrawal is expected ahead of the council's next session, which starts Monday, but discussion of abandoning the council is likely to alarm worldwide activists already anxious that the United States will take a lower profile on global human rights issues under President Donald Trump .

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  • USA lawmakers to press intel chiefs on Russian Federation ahead of Comey hearing
USA lawmakers to press intel chiefs on Russian Federation ahead of Comey hearing

USA surveillance practices have come under increased scrutiny amid unsubstantiated assertions by Trump and other Republicans that the White House under former President Barack Obama, a Democrat, improperly spied on Trump or his associates. Speaking Wednesday at the White House, Trump said, "I wish him luck". "If we feel he crosses a line, we'll f...

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  • Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter In 'Ghost Ship' Fire
Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter In 'Ghost Ship' Fire

Two men were charged with involuntary manslaughter on Monday for creating what prosecutors described as a "fire trap" at Oakland , California, warehouse where 36 people died in a blaze at an illegal dance party a year ago. Oakland Fire Department Chief Teresa Deloach Reed even described the building as being "like a maze". "They then filled that...

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  • Israel in league with ISIL, Saudi Arabia
Israel in league with ISIL, Saudi Arabia

The U.S. envoy to Qatar, Dana Shell Smith, retweeted on Monday a message from October in which she praised the U.S. partnership with Qatar, citing "real progress to counter terrorist financing". And it is trying to galvanize the Arab world to assume greater responsibility in fighting IS, something governments won't be able to do if they're consumed...

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  • Teen found, person in custody after AMBER Alert issued in Tennessee
Teen found, person in custody after AMBER Alert issued in Tennessee

PREVIOUS UPDATE: The GBI and TBI have issued a Levi's Call and AMBER Alert on behalf of the Gordon County Sheriff's Office for 14-year-old Skylee Miranda Aline Morgan. "Morgan is a white female with brown hair and blue eyes, She is 5'5" and 160 pounds. Sherer is wanted for felony kidnapping and the missing teenager is believed to be in extreme d...

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  • Two USM athletes to compete at NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Two USM athletes to compete at NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Bartlett finished sixth at the ACC Championships in the 800m to earn All-ACC second team honors. Next to compete will be senior Laura Anuakpado in the 400-meter run, with the slowest time of all the qualifiers at prelims in the 24th spot.

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  • Fourth Didion employee dies from injuries in milling plant explosion
Fourth Didion employee dies from injuries in milling plant explosion

May 31, sending about a dozen employees to the hospital. Eleven other workers who were in the building that night were hurt. On Tuesday morning, the school - which for almost two years has been in partnership with Didion through the Cambria-Friesland Career Coalition - opened a new pantry location just for Didion families, said Cambria Schools Su...

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  • California and China team up to defy USA climate retreat
California and China team up to defy USA climate retreat

California, New York and Washington started the alliance. I want to bring to your attention my article just published by Foreign Affairs , "Why Trump Pulled the U.S. It is the leading producer of clean energy in the country. The attendance list now clearly illustrates America's climate divide - with liberal Brown on one side and on the other...

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  • Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation
Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation

Trump will hold talks at the White House at 3 p.m. (1900 GMT) with leaders including House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Cornyn. The Senate bill would presumably save less with a longer phaseout, yet the program that gives low-income people health insurance would still suffer a painful decrea...

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  • Legal experts: President hurting travel ban effort
Legal experts: President hurting travel ban effort

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as well as the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals have heard arguments for and against the order that aims to prevent citizens from six majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States for a period of 90 days.

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  • Spicer refers all Russia-related questions to Trump's lawyer
Spicer refers all Russia-related questions to Trump's lawyer

The question Spicer declined to take on Tuesday was direct: Did Trump obstruct justice in his conversations with James B. Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director he fired on May 9? President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the East Room of the White House in Washington , T...

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  • Trump wishes ex-FBI boss 'luck' for blockbuster testimony
Trump wishes ex-FBI boss 'luck' for blockbuster testimony

Both White House officials and an outside group that backs Trump plan to hammer Comey in the coming days for misstatements he made about Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails during his last appearance on Capitol Hill. Two legal experts said Comey would seek to avoid compromising a new inquiry led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller or separate congr...

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  • Public opposes Trump's withdrawal from Paris deal by 2:1 margin
Public opposes Trump's withdrawal from Paris deal by 2:1 margin

Some of the governors are part of a group that also includes companies, mayors and university presidents that are planning to present a plan to the United Nations that would meet the greenhouse-gas emission targets under the Paris climate agreement that President Trump pulled the US out of on Thursday, The New York Times reported.

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  • Bill Cosby goes on trial, his legacy and freedom at stake
Bill Cosby goes on trial, his legacy and freedom at stake

The 79-year-old is charged with sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia estate in 2004. If he's convicted, Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison on each of three felony counts and up to $25,000 in fines. 'He said, she said' case? "I felt his hand inside my vagina, moving in and out". Constand isn't his only alleged v...

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  • Stanley Cup Finals Is Now Tied After Nashville Win Over Pittsburgh
Stanley Cup Finals Is Now Tied After Nashville Win Over Pittsburgh

Nashville Predators right wing Craig Smith, center, celebrates a goal by teammate Calle Jarnkrok , not shown, as Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray , bottom, falls on the ice during the first period in Game 4 of the National Hockey League hock.

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  • Barack Obama Montreal Speech: Justin Trudeau, Former President Discuss Leadership Over Dinner
Barack Obama Montreal Speech: Justin Trudeau, Former President Discuss Leadership Over Dinner

Obama, speaking in Montreal at a Chamber of Commerce event, said that the world must do more to combat income inequality, noting that the concentration of wealth fans fears that governments exist exclusively to benefit the powerful. About 6,000 people have nabbed tickets to the speech hosted by the Chamber of Commerce at the Palais des Congres. ...

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  • NC joins movement to support Paris climate deal
NC joins movement to support Paris climate deal

The two sides agreed to establish the California-China Clean Technology Partnership created to drive innovation and commercialisation in areas such as carbon capture and storage, as well as advanced information technology that could help cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Voters get to work deciding on Gov. Christie's replacement
Voters get to work deciding on Gov. Christie's replacement

A wealthy former Goldman Sachs executive will square off with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's top deputy in the race to replace the unpopular governor. Democrats now control both chambers. "This woman is going to blaze a path like we have never seen before", he said. GOP voters in northwest New Jersey's 24th District face a choice between in...

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  • Can you commit manslaughter by sending texts? We're about to find out
Can you commit manslaughter by sending texts? We're about to find out

Prosecutors said Roy and Carter , who was 17-years-old at the time, were in a relationship and that she sent him a number of text messages , supporting his plan to commit suicide . "You need to just do it". In another text that same day, she kept pushing. "Get back in", Carter said she told him. They exchanged more than 20,000 text messa...

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  • US stocks fall ahead of Comey testimony
US stocks fall ahead of Comey testimony

Late Tuesday, after meeting in closed session, the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, said the committee intends to reach out to former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to ask him to testify in open and closed session.

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  • London Mayor Sadiq Khan: Cancel Trump State Visit
London Mayor Sadiq Khan: Cancel Trump State Visit

Trump and Khan have spent the a year ago sniping at one another, largely over Trump's proposed travel ban that would temporarily bar some Muslims from entering the United States. Lewis Lukens showed support for Khan as well on Twitter . The career foreign service officer commended the mayor's "strong leadership" "as he leads the city forward".

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  • London mayor tells AP he doesn't care about Trump tweets
London mayor tells AP he doesn't care about Trump tweets

Trump has made combatting jihadists a central plank of his politics, using deliberately inflammatory rhetoric and attacking the "political correctness" of those advocating a nuanced approach. It's being touted that he was referring specifically to "a visible increase in police activity on the streets of London in the wake of the attack". No reason ...

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  • President Trump, 'SNL' found their way into governor's race
President Trump, 'SNL' found their way into governor's race

Chris Christie . The race to take the New Jersey governor's office back from a Republican comes as Democrats nationally weigh whether distancing themselves from Wall Street will help them counter Trump and his populist Republican allies.

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  • Trump honors the fallen in Memorial Day remarks
Trump honors the fallen in Memorial Day remarks

Trump called on Americans to look into the eyes of people who had lost loved ones in the military and thank them for their sacrifice. Byers was on his third combat tour and, Trump said, ran through smoke and a hail of bullets to rescue an Afghan soldier when he was killed.

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  • 5 killed in Florida shooting
5 killed in Florida shooting

He stopped at least once during his rampage to reload. At some point, he encountered an employee, who later told investigators that Neumann pointed a gun at her and told her to get out. They slowly started go inside and search. In a 2014 incident report, Neumann's co-worker said Neumann punched him in the back of the head when he approached, kn...

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  • Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hire
Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hire

Thomas Arthur , 75, was pronounced dead at 12:15 a.m. Friday Central time after authorities injected him with a lethal drug cocktail at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Ala ., the Associated Press reported . She says the length of this process is hard an any victim's family. Wicker's wife, Judy, initially told police she came home...

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  • Harrington struck on elbow by amateur's swing, gets stitches
Harrington struck on elbow by amateur's swing, gets stitches

The 45-year-old revealed that an elbow injury suffered while coaching an amateur had him fearing the worst, but will only be out of action for less than two weeks. The Open is at Royal Birkdale , where the Irishman won in 2008. "I thought it was the end of me playing competitive golf ", he tweeted . "You just jump around because you can't curs...

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  • Texas lawmaker says he threatened to shoot other lawmaker in self-defense
Texas lawmaker says he threatened to shoot other lawmaker in self-defense

At a news conference later Monday, several Democratic lawmakers accused Rinaldi of threatening to "put a bullet in the head" of Rep. Poncho Nevarez , a Democrat from the border town of Eagle Pass. The scuffle took place after a Republican lawmaker said he had alerted immigration authorities over protesters in the Capitol building. Rinaldi went...

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  • The way Sean Spicer sees it
The way Sean Spicer sees it

The Trump administration has been enveloped in controversy over Russian Federation in recent weeks. He's always proven that - that he is the best messenger not just for what he wants to articulate, but that the American people resoundingly chose him as their president because he understands the frustrations and concerns and values of the American p...

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  • Eric Trump: We Have No Dealings, No Projects With Russia
Eric Trump: We Have No Dealings, No Projects With Russia

At least two sources told Forbes that the real estate mogul personally ordered Eric to start using the cash raised for charity to foot the bill in 2011 as costs for the golf tournament began to rise. Eric Trump reportedly told Forbes for its article that almost all the money contributed to the foundation goes toward St. Jude because his chari...

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