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Trump Names 10 Nominees to Federal Courts on Heels of Gorsuch Win

Spicer explained that two of the nominees came from the list of potential Supreme Court nominees that Trump released during the presidential campaign. During a press briefing Monday, the White House said it had a "very robust schedule" of releasing names of nominees and that the process is different because the names are going through the Office of Government Ethics and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More »

China's Xi pledges to support Paris climate agreement

European countries and other U.S. allies are strongly encouraging Washington to remain in the agreement, and Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump is also said to support staying, along with others such as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, reports Politico news. Read More »

Texas adoption bill OK's rejection of non-Christian parents

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Republican sponsors of Texas' bill say it is created to retain providers by shielding them from possible court fights. Republican sponsors say Texas' bill supports the religious freedom of adoption agencies and foster care providers. The bill would also prevent the state from yanking or refusing to renew the license of agencies that are found to have discriminated against prospective parents, so long as they cite religious beliefs as justification. Read More »

Pence: Comey firing not about Russia

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Kaine noted that, in Trump's termination letter to Comey, the president thanked the FBI director for "you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation". and whether there are any ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Moscow. As Democrats united behind the call for a special prosecutor, Republicans also joined in the criticism - at least of the timing of Trump's stunning move. Read More »

United States needs govt shutdown to fix mess

It had passed the House on Wednesday and now heads to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it even though several of his key priorities are missing. The $1.5 billion total amount for border security, which will fund technology and fix existing fencing along the border, is half of what Mr. Trump requested. Read More »

Records from suspect's court appearance sealed

After an investigation, however, police said they linked Saucedo, dubbed the " serial street shooter ", to the random murders of eight others between August 2015 and July 2016. The Associated Press was unable to reach Saucedo's public defender on Monday. Beltran said Pena was friendly with everyone and a devoted son who liked to run, work out and read the Bible. Read More »

ENC students participate in National Bike Month

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For the second consecutive year Parsons Elementary in Gibraltar was among the local schools that took part. More than 150 schools registered across Minnesota to ride or walk to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders. Get tips on how to organize an event, here. Ten regional coordinators are working to make it easier for elementary and middle school students around the state to safely bike and walk, both to and at school. Read More »

Jose Mourinho takes a dig at Arsene Wenger after defeat at Arsenal

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has described the second leg of his team's Europa League semifinal against Celta Vigo on Thursday as "the most important match of our history". Rooney has started just 22 games in all competitions for United this season, and his agent flew to China earlier this year to hold talks with interested Super League clubs. Read More »

Passengers Get Into Fistfight Aboard Southwest Flight

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Burbank police identified the suspect as Chaze Cable, 37, according to ABC . "Get off ... what is wrong with you?" the woman screams. Several male passengers and one female managed to separate the two men. On April 18, Kima Hamilton, 39, a resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was removed from Delta Airlines flight 2035 from Atlanta to Milwaukee because he needed to use the restroom urgently. Read More »

Trump to make decision on Paris climate pact after G7 summit

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump is continuing to hear from advisers on the pros and cons of the United States remaining in the global accord. Ivanka Trump, who serves as an adviser to her father, was supposed to meet separately Tuesday with Pruitt and Sen. Trump said while campaigning that he opposes the agreement and, in April, Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, called the pact a "bad deal" for the US . Read More »

Robert Reich: Republicans Will Come to Regret Cruel Trumpcare

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Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on Sunday, is "not a privilege but a right for all Americans". "First of all, the House bill is not going to come before us", she said. The House bill bars insurers from refusing policies to extremely ill people. To get some clarity about this topic, Michael Cannon , director of health policy studies at the libertarian Cato Institute, and Dr. Read More »

Will Trump allow oil drilling off Jersey Shore?

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Specifically, the executive order will reverse part of a December effort by President Barack Obama to deem the bulk of USA -owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic as indefinitely off limits to oil and gas leasing. Read More »

Official says WH has approved weapons for Kurds

US-backed fighters have captured 80 percent of Syria's Tabqa from the Islamic State group, a monitor said on May 1, a week after they first entered the town. Mattis said he had open and useful discussions with Turkish officials Tuesday, and said the two countries are working out differences over America's continuing support for Syria Kurds as the fight against Islamic State militants moves closer to group's headquarters in Raqqa. Read More »

Tensions Simmer in California Despite Conservative Pundit Cancelling Speech

Ashton Whitty, left, 21, and Hailey Carlson, right, 24, University of California, Berkeley students, make their feelings known during a press conference held by the Berkeley College Republicans in Sproul Plaza. Among the hundreds of attendees were representatives from Oath Keepers and Bikers for Trump, who said they were there to ensure the event remained peaceful. Read More »

US watched Russia hack French systems during election

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But it was conducted by "entities with known ties to Russian intelligence", said one of the officials, who all spoke on the condition of anonymity. He asked for a "detailed accounting of the Trump Administration's assessment of the attack on the French election and the Administration's response to this attack". Read More »

US President Donald Trump fires Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey

President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey at the recommendation of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to a White House announcement. Mr Trump made no mention of Mr Comey's role in the Clinton investigation, but asserted that the FBI boss informed him "on three separate occasions that I am not under investigation". Read More »

Suspect in doctors' condo killing recently released from jail

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Colleagues of Bolanos, who worked as a pediatric anesthesiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston , described her as compassionate, caring and an integral part of the team, the Boston Globe reported . Suffolk County prosecutors did not make that claim Monday, but said a replica gun and a knife were found in a backpack, according to WBZTV. A key is required for the elevator to reach their home on the 11th floor. Read More »

Trump Tabs Minnesota Justice Stras for Federal Appeals Court

Courts of Appeals for the 6th and 8th Circuits, respectively. Numerous appellate nominees to be announced Monday have deep ties to the conservative Federalist Society. Larsen must still be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Judge David Nye of the Idaho Sixth District Court will be nominated to fill Idaho's long-vacant second US district judge position. Read More »

Sinclair to Pay $3.9 Billion to Expand Local TV Reach

It owns WBFF Fox 45, a local CW affiliate and My TV Baltimore. Sinclair has been criticized for using its many stations to push Republican presidential candidates since at least 2004 when it announced it would air a documentary critical of Democratic candidate John F. Read More »

Obama's Russia Ambassador Doubts Sally Yates' Blackmail Claim About Michael Flynn

Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island has accused the White House of being more interested in protecting President Donald Trump from scandal than safeguarding national security. How do they do it? "You have someone who you have to wonder whether - why they are telling you something", Spicer added later. Testifying before Congress this week, Yates said she warned White House officials that Flynn might be vulnerable to compromise by Russians given his contacts with high Russian ... Read More »

South China Sea remains a concern

The ASEAN statement also noted "the improving cooperation between ASEAN and China", and did not include references to "tensions" or "escalation of activities" seen in earlier drafts and in last year's text. "There was no one who strongly pushed or mentioned anything about land reclamation and militarization", Patron said. Duterte earlier in the day had called for "peaceful resolution of disputes" and respect for rule of law, saying, "In an era where there can be much uncertainty, we must ... Read More »

For over a year, serial killing suspect went undiscovered

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One of the victims, a 21-year-old man who survived being shot at point-blank range on July 11 , 2016, while sitting in a auto with his 4-year-old nephew, told Phoenix NBC affiliate KPNX in April that police had recently visited him with several photos of suspects. Read More »

Police ID slain woman and her suspected killer

North Lake students are exiting the campus as each building is cleared. The teacher then ran to her classroom and told her students to quietly lock the door and huddle at the back of the room. The college was placed on lockdown at 11:43am, and Irving police later confirmed that shots had been fired at the school. In a statement , Dallas County Community College District Chancellor Joe May expressed grief and thanked police for their help. Read More »

Tom Price defends Medicaid cuts in new health care bill

Susan Collins of ME, says the Senate will not take up the House bill and will instead start from scratch. "I think the more voices that we can put on a panel to help get this done, the better". "You're on the right track", Cassidy told Kimmel. With Thursday's 217-213 vote, Republicans obtained just enough support to push the legislation through the House , sending it to the Senate for consideration. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron may have won the French presidency, but challenges await him

When Macron joined François Hollande's Socialist administration in 2014 as Minister of the Economy, it was his idea to promote tech startups as a new economic engine for France. "I do know how your new president now has chose to jeopardize your budget, your initiatives, and he is extremely skeptical about climate change", he said. Read More »

US Fraternity Brothers Charged Over Horrific Hazing Death Of Pledge

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Barron says it's "numbing" to see that a risky atmosphere could occur at a fraternity that prided itself on commitment to each other and the community. In the wake of his death, the DA has announced more than 850 charges-including involuntary manslaughter, hazing, assault, and furnishing alcohol to minors-against 18 frat members. Read More »

Trump nominating slate of conservative judges

The Heritage Foundation and The Federalist Society developed the list at Trump's request. The New York Times' Adam Liptak reported late Sunday that the administration will submit ten nominees to judicial vacancies around the country early this week. Read More »

National Monuments President Trump Wants to Shut Down

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Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario said in a statement "A president does not have the authority to rescind a National Monument ". David Filfred, a Navajo Nation Council Delegate from San Juan County, said, "The designation of Bears Ears National Monument has been a celebratory moment in our history, where our voice was finally heard and our cultural and spiritual heritage was respected". Read More »

Here's What We Learned From Former Acting AG Sally Yates' Senate Hearing

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Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates - an Obama appointee who was sacked by Mr. Trump after she refused to defend an executive order that barred travel from several Muslim majority countries - told the committee that she had warned the White House that former National Security Advisor (NSA) Michael Flynn may have been compromised by Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump Russia Grand Jury Investigation Confirmed

Former acting attorney general Sally Yates, a Barack Obama appointee held over for the start of the new administration, could offer new details about how Trump handled concerns that national security advisor Michael Flynn lied about his ties with Russian officials. Read More »

Police now say 9 killed in serial shootings case

Saucedo has been booked on an additional 26 felony counts including homicide. "It was a real shock and a real loss because he was always involved in our lives and to have him taken away from us like that was a really bad thing to go through", she said. Read More »