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A timeline of events that led up to Comey's firing

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Everyone who went out to defend or explain Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey ended up looking like a liar once Donald Trump opened his big mouth. The president took to Twitter early Friday to tell Comey to think twice, in case he's mulling whether to publicly contradict Trump's assertion that the now-former FBI director three times assured Trump he was not under investigation. Read More »

3 last-minute gifts for mom on Mother's Day

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She made it look so easy. These are loving and devoted women, and their hard work day in and day out isn't always acknowledged. "When I thought about Mother's Day , I recognized that there were many deserving moms in our community who go above and beyond to raise their kids with very little resources to help them ", Chen said. Read More »

Monster Wildfire Displaces 1000s in US State of Georgia

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Smoke is seen during sunset as the West Mims fire burns in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia, in a photo released April 29, 2017. The wildfire was sparked by lightning April 6 and has since burned nearly entirely within the Okefenokee refuge boundaries - and some public forest land in north Florida - for the past month. Read More »

Walker Lifts LSU To Sweep on Senior Day

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But, (Gillikin) put a good swing on the home run. Well, there's still some work to be done for you to crown their (redacted), but the LSU team on display this weekend in Alex Box Stadium sure looked to be the one so many expected to see when the year began. Read More »

Former AG Eric Holder Calls Jeff Sessions New Policy 'Dumb on Crime'

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According to the memo sent to all 94 United States attorneys' offices, Sessions has directed federal prosecutors to bring the most "serious, readily approvable offense" charge in all cases moving forward. The Attorney General's memo underscores that there are serious consequences for those who commit violence against others, distribute illegal drugs in our community, or prey upon vulnerable victims. Read More »

JaQuan Lyle No Longer Part Of The Ohio State Basketball Program

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According to a police report, Lyle was arrested after he punched the front door of a bar he was asked to leave. Then he walked toward a police vehicle and punched it. 10TV has learned that Lyle quit the men's basketball team on April 11, 2017. It's a big loss for the program as Lyle averaged 11.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 4.6 assists in 29.3 minutes per game for Ohio State a year ago. Read More »

Two days later he killed himself

However, family members say surveillance video from inside the school captured a dramatic incident of bullying just days before his death. The Cincinnati school district released the video Friday after media reports of the detective's email surfaced. Read More »

Trump to Liberty University grads: Be an 'outsider'

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Liberty University is having a moment in the spotlight, with Google Trends reporting more than 50,000 searches for Liberty University coming into their search engine on Saturday, May 13. Although Trump's approval rating fell to 36 percent in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, he found warm support in Liberty's football stadium. Read More »

North Korea has Fired an Unidentified Projectile

Abe said, "Japan is closely cooperating with the USA and South Korea and analyzing the situation as we firmly respond to the development". China, which has been under growing USA pressure to help rein in the nuclear-armed North, called for restraint. Read More »

Ex-US NSA ordered to hand over Russia probe documents

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The US government concluded late previous year that Russian agents had sought to influence the outcome of the US election and were behind the hacking and release of emails of both the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta. Read More »

AG Jeff Sessions reverses end Smart On Crime initiative

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The $4.8 billion industry has spent millions of dollars lobbying for laws that call for harsher sentences for offenders and against legislation that would reduce them. And he outlined exceptions for not pursuing mandatory minimum sentences , including if a defendant's crime does not involve violence or if the person doesn't have a leadership role in a criminal organization. Read More »

North Korea tests ballistic missile

The reported altitude would indicate the missile was launched at a high trajectory. Other reports claim the missile traveled 500 miles. Kim Dong-yub, of Kyungnam University's Institute of Far Eastern Studies in Seoul , said he estimated a standard trajectory would give it a range of 6,000 km. Read More »

Sarah Paulson's Stunned Reaction to Madonna Wins Met Gala

Beyoncé was a no-show for the event, as she is now pregnant with twins, and neither was Kanye West, who chose to stay home and allow Kim Kardashian to attend solo, but the event was still memorable nonetheless for fans watching the footage at home. Read More »

Judge finds probable cause to charge Amtrak engineer in fatal derailment

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Brandon Bostian, who was charged by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, is accused of increasing the New York City-bound train's speed "to more than twice the legal limit" - 106 miles per hour - as it approached a curb on May 12. Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the charges Friday evening, two years to the day after the crash. Neither the attorneys nor the DA's office returned calls requesting comment. Read More »

Police chief, 2 nursing home employees killed; gunman dead

DeWine said the shooter fired at the chief, killing him. Thorp said authorities believe a fourth body is that of the shooter, but the shooter's motive and identification are not yet known. McConville said Hartless spent time in prison after facing domestic violence and criminal damaging/endangering charges. Authorities say a gunman has fatally shot the police chief of an OH village and two nursing home employees. Read More »

Hundreds Take to Connecticut Streets for May Day Protest

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Seattle police have arrested one person during a May Day rally. Other businesses that didn't close cheered on immigrant workers in other ways. Groups behind the events also took aim at other Trump policies they saw as discriminatory or xenophobic, including his bid, so far blocked by the courts, to ban travellers from several Muslim countries and temporarily turn away all refugees. Read More »

Today in Conservative Media: White House Leaks Prove Trump Isn't a Fascist

Neither the White House nor the Trump Organization responded to requests for comment on whether the President recorded conversations inside his Trump Tower office. KELLY: Well, let me ask you now if you could lean down and whisper into the ear of President Donald Trump something that would get his attention, what would you say? In a letter firing Comey this week, the president wrote that he "greatly" appreciated that the FBI chief had informed him "on three separate occasions" that Trump was ... Read More »

Police investigate killing of Ohio police chief, 2 others

Hartless left his hostages to ambush DiSario, authorities say. The 36-year-old Disario was shot near the Pine Kirk Care Center Friday morning. Police outside the Pine Kirk Care Center in Kirkersville , Ohio , where an armed man gunned down a new village police chief and two employees on Friday, May 12, 2017, then was found dead. Read More »

AG Sessions Pledges Redoubled War on Drugs

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Prosecutors will have to receive approval from a US attorney or assistant attorney general if they want to charge a lesser offense, according to the memo . However, the federal prison population is expected to grow under Sessions' watch, considering both his battle against drug offenses and the Trump administration's immigration crackdown. Read More »

Israel celebrates 69th birthday after solemn Memorial Day

It said such moves were "null and void and must be rescinded forthwith". "What better time could there be to announce the relocation of the United States embassy to Jerusalem than when you are over here celebrating with our Israeli friends this very important 50th anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem ?" In December 2016, the UN Security Council adopted a historic resolution that condemns Israeli settlement activities as a "flagrant violation of worldwide law". Read More »

Commission set up to probe U.S. voter fraud

Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice, called the commission "a sham and distraction", alleging that Trump was trying "to pivot" from the firestorm that followed his firing of Comey while the FBI chief was leading an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Read More »

US Senate Democrats seek details on possible Comey funding request

Sanders said Thursday that Trump would "love nothing more for this investigation to continue to its completion". But that's not what White House press secretary Sean Spicer said this week - not by a long shot. Well, McCabe says that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has all the resources it needs. The White House used that assertion to justify Comey's firing . Read More »

Texas Police Fire Officer Who Shot 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards

He acknowledged then that the vehicle was moving away from officers when Oliver fired the shots and said the officer's actions were not consistent with the department's "core values". Sgt. Jon Craker of the Balch Springs Police Association declined to comment on Oliver, saying the chief had instructed officers not to speak publicly about the case. Read More »

The Hill: Four candidates interviewing for Federal Bureau of Investigation director job Saturday

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John Cornyn, an attorney and a NY appeals court judge will be interviewed in the first wave of a search to replace fired agency director James Comey, multiple sources told NBC News on Friday. Get Texas Take, the Houston Chronicle's must-read political newsletter, sent to your inbox each weekday morning. He was appointed acting director of the agency after Comey was sacked. Read More »

U.S. boy, 8, ends life days after being beaten up at school

The third grader hung himself in his bedroom just two days later. His mother, Cornelia Reynolds spoke days after his death and questioned if school leaders were taking action to prevent bullying. "Later that night he was nauseous and had fainted and thrown up a couple of times and she took him to the hospital". Emery said her 9-year-old daughter has also been bullied at the school. Read More »

Texas set to pass bill to detain migrant families in one-time prisons

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The path for Texas to enact its version of a North Carolina-style bathroom bill is poised to get far tougher as the Republican-controlled state House closes in on a key midnight Thursday deadline to approve legislation. Now Texas lawmakers are pushing a bill that could ultimately deny Beggs, a Dallas-area junior, a chance to defend his title next year. Critics have said the measures unfairly target not only transgender people but also gays and lesbians, religious minorities and immigrants. Read More »

Trump Says He Planned to Fire 'Showboat' FBI Chief All Along

His comments deepen the credibility crisis facing an administration that has made lying a habit. But White House officials said Trump has eyed removing Comey since Election Day, with his determination increasing as the FBI's Russian Federation probe intensified. Read More »