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U.S. Representative Convicted: Corrine Brown Faces 357 Years Behind Bars

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Simmons and Wiley previously pleaded guilty to charges stemming from their involvement in the scheme. The jury mulling the fate of former Rep. Corrine Brown has gone home for the night, after almost 12 hours of deliberation. Brown, who served 12 terms in Congress, had vehemently denied any wrongdoing. But Simmons, who has pleaded guilty to two related charges, testified that Brown ordered him to take money from One Door's accounts and deposit it into her personal bank account. Read More »

Bexar Co., city leaders voice concerns about 'sanctuary city' bill

The Texas bill was passed by the Senate, and is bound for the House. Perry noted the bill includes protections for victims and witnesses to come forward without declaring their migratory status and said it is on police departments to make sure immigrants understand those protections. Read More »

Lidl Sets Date for US Debut

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The Lidl store in Culpeper is one of nine locations that are among the first 20 to open in Virginia. The grocer, which established its US headquarters in Arlington County, Va. As for its store offering, the company unveiled a range of products representative of its focus on exclusive private label lines, including items sold under the premium Preferred Selection brand. Read More »

Peace Officer Memorial ceremony held at State Capitol

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And on Wednesday, a ceremony in downtown Erie, recognized the local officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. DALLAS - The Dallas Police Department and city leaders held a ceremony to honor fallen officers as part of the annual Police Memorial Day. Read More »

Trump Tweet Suggests His Conversations With Comey Might Have Been Recorded

Later, Sanders said, "We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity". These reasons contradicted the White House's assertions - and even the widely-disseminated termination letter Trump sent Comey - that the dismissal was based on the recommendations of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who criticized Comey's handling of the email investigation into Hillary Clinton past year. Read More »

Donald Trump's travel ban has another day in court

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Trump's second travel ban was blocked following a lawsuit from Hawaii. And should the statements President Trump made on the campaign trail - about banning Muslims from the U.S - be considered as a motive for his travel ban? And not only was Trump facing Democratic appointees, but he has also taken shots in the past at the 9th Circuit, criticism which the three judges may find hard to ignore. Read More »

Netanyahu Reaffirms Israel's Commitment to Pursue "a Genuine Peace"

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Abbas said his government was teaching its young people peace. Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu was not impressed by Abbas speech in Washington, stopping just short of calling his Palestinian counterpart a liar. Abbas said that the talks with Trump dealt with several issues related to the negotiations with Israel, including the question of how to get the talks started, and how to do so quickly. Read More »

DHS declines to confirm Clarke appointment

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Department of Homeland Security. The Department of Homeland Security, created after the September 11, 2001, attacks on NY and the Pentagon, includes agencies that handle customs, border protection and immigration, the Coast Guard, the Transportation Security Administration and the Secret Service. Read More »

'I was a little bit surprised' over backlash against Comey's firing

He questioned whether his administration should cancel all future press briefings and, instead, replace them with written responses to questions, "for the sake of accuracy". "If there are tapes, the president should turn them over immediately" to congressional investigators", Schumer said, adding: "To destroy them would be a violation of law". Read More »

Trump Says New FBI Director Nomination Could Come Next Week

Speaking on Saturday to about 50,000 people at Liberty University in Lynchburg, the nation's largest Christian college, Trump made no mention of Comey or the controversy his dismissal on Tuesday caused. "These are outstanding people that are very well known". "I actually said today, let's not ever do any more press briefings", Trump told Fox News. Read More »

New allegations: Trump accused of asking FBI to stop Flynn probe

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An associate of James Comey has said the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director documented conversations he had with President Donald Trump in several memos. Mr Trump's supporters hope that trip could be an opportunity to put scandals like the firing of James Comey behind him and to launch new diplomatic relationships. Read More »

Traffic lines on Columbia represent National Police Week

First, in Sacramento at the beginning of the month during a candlelight vigil and memorial ceremony where Chief Bryan Reyes called for stricter laws on repeat criminal offenders. During National Police Week, we must remind ourselves the safety of our families and neighborhoods must not be taken for granted. It is set to bear the names of more than 1,400 officers and staff. Read More »

Republican Amash raises idea of impeachment

Ryan warned against a rush to judgement: "It is obvious that there are some people out there who want to harm the president". Instead, the problems stemming from Trump's dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, his reported disclosure of highly classified information to Russian officials and his alleged urging of Comey to end his investigation into now-fired national security adviser Michael Flynn seem destined to shadow him as he travels overseas for the first time . Read More »

Fox News' Guilfoyle up for White House press secretary job

The conversations have focused on Guilfoyle, a former first lady of San Francisco, replacing Spicer as White House spokesperson, the Mercury News reported Tuesday . As part of an interview in her office at Fox News headquarters that she agreed to several weeks ago, Guilfoyle said she thought she had that kind of relationship with Trump. Read More »

Texas Bill Could Keep Transgender Kids Out of High School Sports

With their future in doubt because of the court's 2015 ruling, the state's department of family and protective services chose to license them a year ago. The bill passed the Texas Senate 24-7, and shamefully four Democratic senators voted in support of this bill: Senators Hinojosa, Lucio Jr., Uresti, and West. Read More »

Hanford Tunnel Collapse at Nuclear Site Triggers Emergency Alert

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The U.S. Department of Energy , Richland, West Richland, and other local fire and police officials as well as Washington state patrol and OR and Washington state officials all responded to the scene, according to KING5 . An emergency was declaration at the nuclear waste site in southeastern Washington state which for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons. "What we saw that caused us to declare the emergency was a small area of sunken soil that covered the tunnel in question". Read More »

Chelsea Manning due to leave U.S. prison

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As such, she may be entitled to military benefits, including health care. The Army says Manning will remain on unpaid, active-duty status as she continues to appeal her court-martial. Her sentence was commuted in January by Barack Obama. Manning's military defense counsel, David Coombs, told NBC News that "Chelsea is still subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)". Read More »

Texas governor: Latinos shouldn't fear 'sanctuary city' ban

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Last week, the small border town of El Cenizo (Maverick County) and the League of United Latin American Citizens were the first to file suit against SB 4. It is scheduled to go into effect September 1. In closing, he said that officials were looking forward to meeting Governor Abbott in court - where truth, and not politics, would resound. Read More »

Putin says Russian Federation has transcript of Trump meeting

McMaster told reporters Monday night. The president's authority to make the classification rules comes from his constitutional powers as the commander in chief and head of the executive branch. The original Washington Post article made exactly this point. The disclosure was so sensitive that White House officials immediately contacted the National Security Agency and CIA after Trump's meeting to try to minimise the damage. Read More »

Supreme Court's Roberts: 'Uncertainty' sinks voter ID appeal

The removal of this key piece of legislation allowed the state to change its voter laws without first seeking federal approval. The 2013 law killed same-day voter registration and out-of-precinct voting, reduced the early voting period, and required approved forms of photo ID at the polling place. Read More »

Chelsea Manning released from prison

Manning had to serve her sentence in an all-male military prison despite a request to transfer to a civilian prison. While Manning was in prison, the U.S. Manning was able to start hormonal treatment in prison to begin transitioning toward her female identity. Manning, 28, is a transgender soldier who was arrested in 2010 and was found guilty in 2013 on 20 charges in relation to the leaks, which included crimes of espionage. Read More »

Trump to address graduates of US Coast Guard Academy

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Then, dropping the pretext, he bemoaned the media coverage of his presidency. "Look at the way I've been treated lately", he said, seemingly alluding to the recent scandals surrounding his conversations with Russian officials and the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Read More »

Virginia mayor takes on online trolls after monument protest

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The city also announced plans to rename Lee and Jackson Parks, named Stonewall Jackson, another confederate general . A court injunction will halt the action for six months. Hundreds of peaceful protesters gathered at a Virginia park on Sunday. "What brings us together is that we are white, we are a people, we will not be replaced!" "I don't care who's in the White House, I don't care who's in Congress ..." Tensions ran high after a couple counter-protesters showed up. Read More »

Wednesday Weather: Sunny With A Storm On The Way; Flood Warning Updates

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Crook county will see the most snow shower activity tonight. As the temperatures aloft fall, so does the snow level. The advisory is in effect in the Cascades above 4500 feet, and 5 inches of snow fell at Mount Hood Meadows overnight. After the storm ends comes the risk of runoff from the wet snow melting and periods of moderate to heavy valley rain. Winds could gust up to 30 miles per hour on Friday. Read More »

Trump asked James Comey to pledge his loyalty to him

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Trump told NBC on Thursday that he wanted the FBI's investigation into Russia's election meddling to be "absolutely done properly", and said Comey's firing might "lengthen out the investigation". McCabe's hearing came after Comey was unexpectedly fired by US President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening. During the transition, Trump's advisers floated the idea of moving the media from the White House to the nearby Executive Office Building to accommodate media interest. Read More »

Officials piece together events before nursing home shooting

Court records show Hartless, who authorities say gunned down an OH village police chief and two nursing home employees on Friday, May 12, 2017, had a history of violence, including against the nurse who was among the slain. "I said that day if we had not been home, I really felt he would've killed her on the porch that day, just kind of got prolonged I guess", said Long. Read More »

Brawl At Turkish Ambassador's Home In Washington

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He said he would give the Federal Bureau of Investigation a week and then "if we need a subpoena, we'll do it". But Trump said Turkey was a key ally in the fight against terrorism, with its shared border with Syria a potential gateway for jihadists in and out of the conflict zone. Read More »

Sen. Mike Lee Says Trump Is 'Fully Cooperating' With Russia Investigation

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Pressed as to whether he could make his nomination before departing for an global trip on Friday, Trump offered up a bit of insight into his decision process. "Should have never exonerated her", he told Lester Holt. Could Donald Trump's firing of James Comey lead to impeachment? A person who had seen the memo told The Associated Press what Comey had written. Read More »

Flags lowered for Peace Officers Memorial Day

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President John F. Kennedy first proclaimed May 15th to be Peace Officers Memorial Day in 1962. "The law enforcement officers who protect this great state, and the families who stand by their side, deserve our deepest respect", said Governor Abbott. Read More »

HR McMaster Blasts Leakers: 'National Security Is Put at Risk'

He used the words "wholly appropriate" nine separate times . Trump's admission that he shared information with the Russians raised questions about the right of the president to release sensitive intelligence, even classified information. By the next morning, however, H.R. McMaster's pronouncement was undercut by Trump himself, making the aide the latest to face a public conflict with the boss in a White House where credibility problems are becoming an occupational hazard. Read More »

Law Enforcement Torch Run events taking place during Police Week

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Westmont Police Department Deputy Chief Brian Gruen says the event "allows us to raise a great deal of awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois". A Special Olympics athlete will light the Olympic cauldron on Friday to start the 2017 Summer Games. Special Olympics Georgia's 2017 State Summer Games are proudly presented by BB Braces Braces. Read More »

SNL's Spicer Rides Podium to Trump Tower, Begs to Keep Job

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Was Spicer's job really in jeopardy? Spicer, played by McCarthy, lashed out at the mock press corps over questions about Russian Federation and Trump's firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation direct James Comey. Because he told us so. It all culminated in a scene in which the president tickles Spicer and then commands him to kiss him . She reaches Trump Tower only to be told that the president does not come to Trump Tower anymore. Read More »