• Trump defends Kushner, slams 'fake news' about Russian Federation ties
Trump defends Kushner, slams 'fake news' about Russian Federation ties

People familiar with the interactions told The New York Times the relationship began to fray after Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, which Kushner had strongly advocated, and because of his repeated attempts to oust Stephen Bannon, Trump's chief strategist, as well as the president's press secretary Sean Spicer .

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  • Pro-Paris deal protest planned outside White House
Pro-Paris deal protest planned outside White House

He said: "If Mr Trump wants to leave the climate pact, then we must talk openly about trade relations and market distortions". But officials cautioned that details were still being finalized. Trump has tweeted that he will announce his decision on the Paris deal on Thursday 3pm (US time). The U.S. accounts for more than 15 percent of global e...

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  • Portland mayor asks federal government to revoke permit for 'alt-right' protest
Portland mayor asks federal government to revoke permit for 'alt-right' protest

In court documents, prosecutors say Christian confessed while in the back seat of a patrol auto after his arrest. And in court documents that were filed, a police detective says there is cellphone and surveillance video of the stabbings that took place on this light rail train in Portland .

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  • Texas state lawmaker says he received racist calls after House floor scuffle
Texas state lawmaker says he received racist calls after House floor scuffle

Later, a group of Democratic lawmakers held a press conference to accuse Rinaldi of threatening to "put a bullet in the head" of someone on the House floor during a second near scuffle. "The last day of Texas" 85th Legislative session ended with a bang - nearly. "The clash put an exclamation point on the rancorous 85th Legislature, which was ma...

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  • Mississippi National Guardsman dies in California training
Mississippi National Guardsman dies in California training

The four are assigned to the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, based in Tupelo, Mississippi. They were sent by military helicopter to Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. The soldiers were participating in a large-scale training exercise when the incident occurred. The other soldiers were injured and airlifted to a nearby hospit...

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  • Portland mayor calls for cancellation of free-speech rally
Portland mayor calls for cancellation of free-speech rally

When a 35-year-old Christian extremist, Jeremy Joseph Christian , began a racist, slur-filled tirade against two female passengers, one of whom was wearing a hijab, three fearless men-Ricky John Best, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, and Micah David-Cole Fletcher-peacefully intervened to de-escalate the situation.

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  • Here's where to celebrate National Donut Day this Friday
Here's where to celebrate National Donut Day this Friday

National Doughnut Day (June 2) is approaching at the end of this week, and there are at least eight places in Henrico County where you can snag a free doughnut. Duck Donuts is now celebrating 12 Days of Donuts via social media with contests and giveaways on its Facebook page . Duck Donuts (located in White Marsh, Rockville and Gaithersburg) ...

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  • Sooners Clinch NCAA Championship Final Berth
Sooners Clinch NCAA Championship Final Berth

Oklahoma's run at the school's second men's golf national title and first under the stroke and match play format was threatened when Baylor took a 2-0 lead with three matches left on the course. Zachary Olsen won the second point for Oklahoma State, 3 & 1, while OR posted points via Edwin Yi's 1-up victory in the second pairing and Ryan Gronlund's ...

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  • One victim in Portland hate speech stabbing has Juneau ties
One victim in Portland hate speech stabbing has Juneau ties

Jeremy Joseph Christian began yelling when he walked into the courtroom Tuesday. "Get out if you don't like free speech". "Free speech or die, Portland . A stranger intervened, telling Christian he couldn't disrespect the girls in such a way, she said. The video shows Christian appearing to pull a folded knife out of his pocket, then conceali...

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  • Trump blasts Germany again as Merkel, Modi cite mutual values
Trump blasts Germany again as Merkel, Modi cite mutual values

US President Donald Trump called Germany's trade and spending policies " very bad " on Tuesday, intensifying the row between the longtime allies. U.S. Many are anxious that Germany's new perspective - along with Trump's "America First" approach to global relations and the U.K.'s divorce from the European Union - threatens to upend the post-WW...

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  • Powerball jackpot climbs to $302 million for Wednesday drawing
Powerball jackpot climbs to $302 million for Wednesday drawing

Drawings for the jackpot - one of two major national lottery games offered in Colorado - are held each Wednesday and Saturday evening at 8:59 mountain time. Ticket sales throughout the day may drive the prize value higher. In case of lump-sum pay out, the amount gets reduced from $1.6 billion to $983.5 million.

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  • Trump to withdraw from Paris climate deal
Trump to withdraw from Paris climate deal

A White House official says Trump's expected to withdraw the United States from the landmark agreement . Trump doesn't "comprehensively understand" the terms of the accord, though European leaders tried to explain the process for withdrawing to him "in clear, simple sentences" during summit meetings last week, Jean-Claude Juncker said in...

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  • Texas Pushes Ahead With 'bathroom bill' As Others Shy Away
Texas Pushes Ahead With 'bathroom bill' As Others Shy Away

So-called bathroom bills have stalled in other Republican-controlled states, including Kansas, where House lawmakers this week refused to debate the measure. Top firms, chambers of commerce and lobbyists also have decried the bathroom bill in all forms as bad for business. With the clock ticking on the legislative session, the House and Senate...

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  • Dead men may spell the end of Pirates
Dead men may spell the end of Pirates

I mean, sure, I guess he's unique, but I'm not sure how many people would consider Jack Sparrow endearing at this point (especially considering Depp's off-camera troubles). Salazar wants the trident, and wants his revenge on Jack, so he drafts the area's most prosperous pirate , Capt. Hector Barbossa ( Geoffrey Rush ), to join the pursuit.

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  • The Congressional Budget Office Has Scored Trumpcare 2.0, And It Wasn't Kind
The Congressional Budget Office Has Scored Trumpcare 2.0, And It Wasn't Kind

The bill would hit the vulnerable especially hard: "The increase would be disproportionately larger among older people with lower income-particularly people between 50 and 64 years old", said the CBO . These Medicaid changes will significantly affect the Medicare program, Medicare beneficiaries and taxpayers. Citing markets where insurers have...

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  • Kids from 6 to 15 savor moments at National Spelling Bee
Kids from 6 to 15 savor moments at National Spelling Bee

Only those who spell their word correctly move onto the next round. The release of the trend map comes a day before the preliminary rounds of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee , where spelling champs from across the nation will compete for up to a $40,000 cash prize, trips to NY and Los Angeles and an engraved trophy.

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  • Trump honors fallen soldiers and Gold Star families in Memorial Day speech
Trump honors fallen soldiers and Gold Star families in Memorial Day speech

Believe it or not, there is peace when you visit a cemetery. "Rather we should thank God that such men lived". We have to invest our hearts, souls and minds in America. It just feels good to be a part of the whole. How gauche and clueless of him - belting out the anthem in that setting, right? "You set aside your plans, left your families, an...

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  • Trump abandoning global climate pact? Decision 'very soon'
Trump abandoning global climate pact? Decision 'very soon'

President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, CBS News White House Correspondent Major Garrett confirms. "Don't know which way Paris will go, but I've done all I can to advise directly to POTUS, through others in WH & via councils, that we remain", Musk said on Twitter on Wednesday.

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  • Trump ignores question about Kushner back channel reports
Trump ignores question about Kushner back channel reports

The Washington Post report states the White House plans to "aggressively combat the cascading revelations" about contacts between Russian Federation and Trump associates, including the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner . "#FakeNews is the enemy!" Meanwhile, Kushner's lawyer has said that he is willing to cooperate with congressional pr...

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  • Nevada governer passes
Nevada governer passes "esports betting bill"

SB 240 was passed unanimously by the Senate and the Nevada Assembly. The Bill, which becomes effective on July 1st, will see pari-mutuel betting systems include competitive gaming . The Downtown Grand esports lounge offered wagering on esports events for the first time in the U.S. in 2016, with support from the Gaming Control Board.

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  • Five kickoff times announced for 2017 Husker season
Five kickoff times announced for 2017 Husker season

The schedule now has game times set for five of 13 games. The Cornhuskers' first road contest, September 9 at OR, will kick off at 3:30 p.m. CT and be televised on FOX . The Illinois game at South Florida on September 15 will be televised by ESPN. As all of the above makes clear, FOX network will now be a prominent broadcasting home of Huske...

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  • Portland Murder Suspect Believes Stabbings Were 'An Act Of Patriotism'
Portland Murder Suspect Believes Stabbings Were 'An Act Of Patriotism'

Late Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that recently released court documents for the first time mentioned a fourth man who was the first to intervene and was not attacked , but they did not identify him by his full name. Only Micah Fletcher, 32, survived. As he finished his statement , a crowd of about 30 anti-fascist protesters w...

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  • Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant Faces Premature Retirement
Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant Faces Premature Retirement

Pennsylvania is the nation's No 2 nuclear power state, after IL. In New Jersey, PSEG is lobbying lawmakers and policymakers for financial assistance for its three units in South Jersey, saying it will close the plants if the economics do not improve.

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  • Arrest made in stabbing death of woman in Concord
Arrest made in stabbing death of woman in Concord

Tuesday, according to the office of New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald. Police are asking for anyone with information about the death to contact Lt. "The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be performing an autopsy on Ms. Galusha to determine her exact cause and manner of death". They believe the stabbing happened outside the P...

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  • Portland Stabbing Suspect Yells 'Free Speech or Die' in Court Rant
Portland Stabbing Suspect Yells 'Free Speech or Die' in Court Rant

Prior to his attacks against the three train passengers, Christian was perhaps best known for his participation in an April "Free Speech" march in Portland . Portland police spokesman Pete Simpson confirmed that the man in the KOIN video is Christian. Christian could face additional charges once prosecutors present the case to a grand...

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  • Centerville teen advances to the 3rd round at national spelling bee
Centerville teen advances to the 3rd round at national spelling bee

She did it! Edith Fuller spelled nyctinasty correctly to advance to the next round! ESPN has televised the Bee since 1994, and will continue this year with an evening broadcast of the Finals on Thursday June 1 . In its 90th year, the national competition will take place Wednesday and Thursday in Washington, D.C. "We've been having a good time...

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  • Former MSU football player banned from campus for violating sexual misconduct policy
Former MSU football player banned from campus for violating sexual misconduct policy

Police documents say Houston Texans wide receiver Keith Mumphery was expelled from a Michigan State graduate studies program a year ago for a sexual misconduct violation. 175, were the only team to work out Mumphery, and that many were unaware of his background. Mumphery is banned from campus and using university facilities until December 31, 201...

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  • Iowa's GOP senators cast doubt on health care law repeal
Iowa's GOP senators cast doubt on health care law repeal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell faces a challenge in resolving the clashing demands of GOP senators on a health care replacement bill. He presumably means changing rules to scrap the use of the legislative filibuster, which requires 60 votes for a bill to advance.

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  • Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools
Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

The vote came in the eleventh hour, after Dan Patrick had threatened Wednesday to force a special session if the House didn't vote on two pieces of Senate legislation, a property tax reform bill and the bathroom bill. "It's about the safety of the same child that you just referenced, that is a transgender child that's assaulted". By the end...

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  • What's behind the dramatic rise in LA County's homeless population
What's behind the dramatic rise in LA County's homeless population

California cities, including Los Angeles, lead the nation in the percentage of their homeless populations who reside in places not fit for human habitation - in vehicles or the tent cities that now seem a permanent feature of the local landscape.

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  • 4th Circuit Court Ruling Keeps Trump's Travel Ban On Hold
4th Circuit Court Ruling Keeps Trump's Travel Ban On Hold

Even if the Trump administration had won the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision, it would have faced another case in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals related to the Hawaii ruling , the Guardian reported. "We are thrilled that the court upheld the Constitution's prohibition on actions disfavoring or condemning any religion, for that principl...

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  • White House communications director Michael Dubke resigns
White House communications director Michael Dubke resigns

Before joining the White House in February, he had been a Republican strategist and founder of Crossroads Media. U.S. President Donald Trump's communications director, Mike Dubke , is set to leave after three months in his White House post , White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Tuesday.

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  • 4 killed on Alabama roads during Memorial Day weekend
4 killed on Alabama roads during Memorial Day weekend

Last year, troopers investigated 11 traffic fatalities. During this period, troopers responded to 255 crashes. The Georgia State Patrol says 17 people were killed between Friday night and midnight Monday. Jim Flegel. Fourteen people were killed on Ohio roadways over Memorial Day weekend, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. "These thin...

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  • Toronto Uber driver accused of sex assault of teen passenger
Toronto Uber driver accused of sex assault of teen passenger

Wasni is due to appear in bond court in Skokie at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. "We are heartbroken by the loss of one of our partners, ' Uber said in a statement". Cunningham says Wasni tried to flee in Nelson's vehicle but she hit a median near the scene. Family members sobbed at times during the hearing, including when officials described Grant Nels...

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  • Kellogg to cut more than 1700 workers, including 190 in Missouri
Kellogg to cut more than 1700 workers, including 190 in Missouri

FILE - In a Wednesday, July 18, 2012, file photo, Kellogg's cereals. Kellogg's is doing away with its direct store delivery model and transitioning to its warehouse model, a move truck driver Gary Daugherty described as a money-saving effort.

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