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Trump signs executive order to create voter fraud panel

Over the last decade, Kobach has emerged as one of the country's most influential immigration hawks and a crusader for stricter voter identification laws. With Vice President Mike Pence in charge, the order by President Trump sets up a panel of no more than 16 people, to " study the registration and voting processes used in Federal elections". Read More »

US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

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His memo replaced the orders of former Attorney General Eric Holder, who in 2013 encouraged prosecutors to consider the individual circumstances of a case and to exercise discretion in charging drug crimes. Rosenstein's brief said the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief had been "wrong" in his handling of the Clinton email case. "To say we're soft on crime is absolutely ludicrous", the commissioner said. Read More »

Change - good and bad - comes quickly at the TPC Sawgrass

There was a day when three bogeys in the last four holes would have sent Poulter into a rage. It wasn't flawless golf, but I managed it really well and made a few nice saves when I needed to and made a few nice putts. Weekley, who shot 70 in the first round, said he's having a good week with the fishing pole as well as his golf clubs. Four-times major champion McIlroy has been dogged by back issues for several years, but he is optimistic this latest flare-up is not serious. Read More »

House Russia investigators get second crack at Comey

Comey discussed his pivotal 2016 decision during a far-reaching Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on FBI oversight on Wednesday, insisting he "struggled" with whether or not he should disclose the bureau's investigation into Clinton's emails. Read More »

Netanyahu Slashes $1 Million from UN Contribution over UNESCO Resolution

The Prime Minister's comment echoed a statement by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) on Monday, in which she derided the UNESCO resolution and the denial of the fact of Israel's sovereignty in Jerusalem as "fake history". Pence added: "Even now we're making valuable progress toward the noble goal of peace". The measure described the Jewish state as an "occupying power" in Jerusalem , and said that any Israeli efforts to assert sovereignty over the holy city are "null and ... Read More »

Severe storms kill at least 14 people in US

More crews will be sent out tomorrow, Moore said. The disaster relief drive starts at 4:00 p.m. Monday. Wind gusts of 65 miles per hour were measured. My office is reaching out to local officials to offer our assistance to them and the communities they serve". The tornado did not affect Vicksburg, but was part of system of severe weather that was statewide and caused tree damage, downed power lines and property damage. Read More »

Boko Haram Releases 82 Girls Kidnapped In Nigeria

DAILY POST reports that 82 of the abducted girls were on Saturday released to global negotiators who had been working in collaboration with the federal government.‎. Currently, there are 113 girls who still remain missing. Numerous kidnapped girls, most of whom were Christians, were forced to marry the Islamic extremists and became pregnant. Read More »

Stiff headwinds for GOP on health care, tax reform

However, insurance providers would only be allowed to charge those people more if a state has another way to help them pay. The bill does require states to provide a way for people with pre-existing conditions to obtain coverage, and it allocates up to $138 billion over 10 years to fund such programs. Read More »

China's Xi discusses nuclear issue with new S.Korean president

The nomination of Lee Nak-yon as prime minister was seen as an attempt to get more support from the southwestern liberal stronghold where Lee had served as governor and lawmaker. "I warmly congratulate H.E. Mr. Moon Jae-in upon his election as President of the Republic of Korea", he tweeted in English and Korean languages. Moon waved to well-wishers through the sunroof of his limousine, which was flanked by police motorbikes. Read More »

Tesla Worker Bus Crash Kills Sheriff's Deputy in Calif.

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Christopher Sherry said. The official Twitter account of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office posted a photo of Khin on Friday afternoon along with a brief message. Three of four lanes of eastbound 580 were closed for several hours. The entire highway was reopened around 1:45 p.m. but residual delays were expected. Read More »

No charges over USA police shooting of Alton Sterling

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Relatives of Alton Sterling leave a news conference outside the Federal Court House in Baton Rouge , Louisiana, on Wednesday. 'Although the videos show that Sterling's right hand was not in or near his right pocket, Sterling was continuing to move, even after being shot three times and being told again not to move by Officer Lake. Read More »

Mormon Church pulls older teens from Boy Scouts program

The Mormon church will withdraw older teenagers from the Boy Scouts of American starting next year, according to a report from the Associated Press. The Boy Scouts estimated the number at 330,000. Boys ages 8 to 13 will continue to enroll in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. "We have seen that a very small percentage of the current LDS Varsity Teams and Venturing Crews run the defined program and that is not the objective", Gailey said. Read More »

US defense chief affirms commitment to protecting Turkey

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The US defence secretary James Mattis and Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim held talks in London on Thursday in the highest-level meeting between the two sides since the US announced its decision to arm the YPG, although it was not clear if they discussed the issue. Read More »

13 students, driver hurt in school bus crash near St. Louis

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Louis to a suburban grade school as part of a voluntary desegregation program. The bus was coming from the city to Hanna Woods Elementary School in the Parkway School District. Nine of the 13 students on board the school bus that crashed on Thursday returned to school Friday. One child was ejected through an emergency door on the bus. Read More »

Engineer charged in deadly Amtrak crash

The order came two days after prosecutors announced they would not bring criminal charges against Bostian. On Thursday afternoon, the spokesman for the DA's office shared a statement, saying that the office would turn any prosecution in this case over to the state's attorney general. Read More »

Laptop Ban: EU, US to Discuss Possible Expansion to Europe

Larger items on those flights have to be stowed in checked luggage. The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension to some European countries of a US ban on airline passengers taking laptops into cabins, saying any security threats faced are common. Read More »

Judge rejects immediate block of monument removal

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While Marksbury lost that lawsuit, allowing the city to move forward with the removal process, he said the decision may have gone another way had the judge in the case had access to documents he said proves that the City does not own the Beauregard statue. Read More »

New Orleans removes Jefferson Davis Confederate monument

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The city council voted in favor of Landrieu's removal proposal, 6-1, in December 2015, six months after the deadly Charleston, S.C. church massacre by white supremacist Dylann Roof. They are an inaccurate recitation of our past, an affront to our present and a poor prescription for our future. "We should not be afraid to confront and reconcile our past", the mayor added. Read More »

North Korea's detention of USA citizen 'concerning': White House

Former U.S. -Korean professor Kim Sang-duk was arrested by at the Pyongyang International Airport on April 21 following a month in North Korea working on humanitarian activities. Hak-song is the second USA professor at the university to have been detained. North Korea has occasionally jailed USA citizens and released them only after visits by high-profile political figures including former U.S. Read More »

Smucker to United CEO: 'There's a lot of work to be done'

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United Airlines' chief executive Oscar Munoz has called the forcible removal of a passenger from a United flight last month "a mistake of epic proportions". Prior to the Congress hearing, United issued a statement last week pledging to implement 10 important changes to improve its service and the way it treats its customers. Read More »

US Justice Department to probe police shooting of Texas teen

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Oliver, who was behind and to the right of this officer, discharged multiple rounds as the vehicle drove past him. In the meantime, the Edwards family will be left to wait to see if this case remains unusual in terms of how it proceeds. "They have a dead child, they have the identity of the shooter, and they have no explanation for the shooting", he said. "Statically, officers around the country have not been held accountable for their actions", said Lee Merritt, the Edwards family's attorney. Read More »

Comey firing: Trump team refutes explosive media claims

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He welcomes Comey with comments such as, "Oh, there's James, he's become more famous than me", before patting him on the back and shaking his hand. "We now have a vice president, a senior staffer in Kellyanne Conway, and an entire press office with zero credibility". Read More »

Tillerson: Pushing human rights overseas 'creates obstacles' to U.S. interests

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The United States is asking Asean member states to review their diplomatic relationships with North Korea and fully implement United Nations sanctions to help isolate the Pyongyang regime. "We'll then put the organization structure in place to support that", Tillerson said . The DFA said that as the chairman of ASEAN in its 50th year, the Philippines will present the regional group as a model of regionalism and a global player that values open and constructive engagement with a ... Read More »

S. Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

The South's president additionally dove straight into Beijing's disapproval of Seoul and Washington's move to deploy an American anti-missile system, THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense), on South Korean soil. Asked if the test's location in the Bohai Sea, close to the tensed Korean Peninsula, could show that the test was specifically aimed at Seoul's THAAD deployment, Song said that this was unlikely as Bohai is China's usual weapons testing ground. Read More »

Tillerson urges Southeast Asia to minimise N Korea diplomatic ties

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The US wants "all members of the global community to fully implement relevant United Nation Security Council Resolution sanctions on North Korea, suspend or downgrade diplomatic relations with North Korea and take steps to isolate North Korea financially", a spokesman at the State Department's East Asia and the Pacific office told The Straits Times . Read More »

Hipster Obama's presidential library will include a recording studio

The center will be built in Chicago's Jackson Park, and will serve as both a presidential library as well as the headquarters of the Obama Foundation . He also stressed that the center aims to train young people and cultivate their leadership in their communities. Landscaping, designed by a team led by NY firm Michael Van Valkenburgh , would wraps around the buildings and continue over the roofs of the forum and library. Read More »

Broward teacher accused of sexual battery on 15-year-old boy

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A middle school teacher in Colorado killed herself as cops were approaching her home to question her about allegations she had an inappropriate relationship with a male student, relatives say. Kronhfeldt was a native Arvada resident and had been teaching reading intervention, Social Studies, and English since 1993. On Tuesday, the school sent home a letter to students informing them that Krohnfeldt 'has suddenly passed away '. Read More »

FBI's Comey says Russian Federation not done hacking U.S. politics

The FBI chief has said it makes him "mildly nauseous" to think reopening a probe into Clinton emails tipped the USA election. What led the FBI to revisit the investigation was the discovery of thousands of emails on a laptop belonging to former New York Representative Anthony Weiner, who was married to top Clinton aide, Huma Abedin. Read More »

Environmentalists celebrate surprise victory as Senate upholds Obama-era methane rule

The latest target was the Interior Department rule on methane. "We need to hold industry accountable but also jobs matter and there's a social cost of not having jobs in this country". Some of that lost gas is excess or dirty natural gas that can't be sold or transported. Methane is the primary component of natural gas, a fuel source that has become increasingly popular in the United States because it is often cheaper and more environmentally friendly than other fossil fuels. Read More »