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White House bathed in blue for Peace Officer's Memorial Day

Vermont leaders recognize National Peace Officers Memorial Day by honoring the state's fallen officers. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week , has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation's Capital each year. Read More »

Ford Plans to Cut 10% of its Workforce

The buyouts are part of a strategy Ford laid out last September at its investor day conference, when CFO Bob Shanks said the automaker would be looking to save about $3 billion per year each of the next three years as costs rise. Ford said in January it was cancelling a planned Mexico plant and adding 700 jobs in MI. That's despite Ford making significant investments into artificial intelligence companies to speed up its self-driving vehicle programs. Read More »

United States senator says the possibility of impeaching Donald Trump is getting closer

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Other GOP lawmakers, however, were not ready to move on so quickly. For many of these lawmakers, the potential for a conservative primary opponent is greater than any threat from a Democrat. The Israelis had reportedly taken note of the warning and had been wary of sharing sensitive intelligence with the Trump administration. This will likely be on some leaders' minds as the president prepares to visit the Middle East to meet leaders from Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council. Read More »

New Orleans: Next Confederate statue falls to cheers, jeers

The process began before 9 p.m. Tuesday. " Today we take another step in defining our city not by our past but by our bright future ", said Landrieu. The removal of the monuments was prompted by the 2015 massacre of nine black parishioners at a SC church. "Mayor Landrieu has clearly indicated that the removal of the monument is imminent", the statement said, "and we hope it will be done safely and that all parties, while exercising their first amendment rights, respect the laws of our city ... Read More »

2 dead after tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Wisconsin

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One person died at the mobile home park, the Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center said in a statement late Tuesday. A sofa sits on damaged trees after a tornado ripped through Prairie Lake Estates trailer home park, just north of Chetek, Wisconsin. Read More »

Trump team knew about Flynn probe before hiring him

WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that President Donald Trump had a... A memo by ousted Comey that detailed Trump's suggestion that Comey end the FBI's investigation into Flynn was first reported by the New York Times . Read More »

Bernie Sanders: Trump Doesn't Understand Being President

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Kasich, who, last year, took ample heat from the media and his own party for not endorsing Trump, has made it clear he's no fan of the president. Kasich agreed: "We find ourselves in a serious situation today". "And I believe this is not a time for Republicans to hide, and I also don't think it's time for Democrats to exploit", Kasich said. Still, Kasich argued that the current scandal is "a long way" from the same conclusion that resulted from the Watergate scandal with President Richard ... Read More »

Fate of bill protecting Alabama Confederate monuments still debated

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Legislators questioned the state's interest in stepping into the actions of local government. Several Democrats - especially members of the black caucus - spoke out against the Carmody's bill , calling it "offensive". For one, an advisory committee in Shreveport, another predominately black city, has held multiple hearings on the future of a Confederate memorial standing outside the Caddo Parish courthouse, the Advocate reported. Read More »

Students Jeer US Education Secretary at University Ceremony in Florida

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A hashtag on social media, #BackstoBetsy, suggested some of the approximately 300 graduating seniors would turn their backs during DeVos' speech. DeVos strained to overcome the hecklers, often raising her voice. The students claimed Ms DeVos' policies disproportionately hurt minority students in the USA, especially in the black community. "DeVos was here to hear our differences and at the end of the day I think that's what happened", said Keith Holt, who received a masters degree in ... Read More »

Jury gets case in Oklahoma officer's trial

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Crutcher nears the driver's side door, and part of the camera's view is obscured. By the end of the video, Crutcher is on the ground with a large bloodstain on the front of his T-shirt. That's when the stories diverge. Mr Crutcher's family said police attempted to "demonise" Mr Crutcher over the drug possession to deflect attention from the fact officers did not find a gun inside his auto. Read More »

ACLU files open records request for Comey memo

Lindsey O. Graham, R-S.C., who told the press: "I've asked Comey to come before the Judiciary Committee to tell his side of the story". Another possible casualty would be clandestine human sources, who may "think twice before providing the U.S. Read More »

Former US Attorney Barbara McQuade: Comey Firing Threatens FBI's Independence

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She also discusses the protocol for proper communication with the White House and explains the attention given to the rules to ensure there is no inappropriate communication between the White House and the Department of Justice. The acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said that President Donald Trump's claim that the rank and file of the FBI did not have confidence in James Comey was "not accurate". Read More »

Trump 'leaking secrets' to Lavrov shows United States plagued by political schizophrenia - Putin

The claims that top secret intelligence was shared with the Russians, first reported by The Washington Post , came only days before Trump embarks on his first foreign trip. Putin dismissed this, saying "it's hard to imagine what else can these people who generate such nonsense and rubbish dream up next". One of the major concerns that former intelligence officials raised after the meeting became known was that Russian officials would bring sensitive recording technology into the White ... Read More »

US Senate intel panel invites James Comey to testify in Public

In an interview on NPR's Morning Edition Wednesday, she said Comey should testify before the Committee about his meeting with the president. The people close to Flynn said he believed that when that warning did not dissuade Trump from making him national security adviser, the Justice Department opened its investigation into his lobbying work. Read More »

Yardley area man among fraternity brothers charged in student death case

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Nine brothers face arraignment at 2:00 P.M. Friday at the Centre County Court House. Nobody called 911. Meanwhile, 19-year-old Piazza was dying. Piazza consumed what prosecutors said was a life-threatening amount of alcohol during a hazing ritual on February 2 in State College, Pennsylvania, and fell down stairs at least twice during the course of the night. Read More »

Trump Establishes Panel to Probe Voter Fraud

The commission is tasked with examining allegations of voter fraud across the country. "We are not aware of any evidence that supports the voter fraud claims made by President Trump, but we are open to learning more about the administration's concerns", the National Association of Secretaries of State said in a statement . Read More »

Airlines Met DHS Amid Concerns About Laptop Ban

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British Airways referred calls to the U.K. Department for Transport, which said it doesn't discuss security measures or comment on speculation. The airline industry strongly opposes any move to expand the electronics ban, which could cost airlines millions of dollars in lost customers. Read More »

Sheriff: 1 dead after tornado hits Wisconsin trailer park

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We have at least one deceased so far, and we're still in a search pattern". The mayor of Chetek, Jeff Martin, said in an interview with KSTP-TV that quite a number of emergency vehicles responded to the scene where the tornado touched down at the trailer park, located about 4 miles north of Chetek. Read More »

Police arrest father, son over monument graffiti

Last week, the city removed a 6-foot statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its pedestal. But the process was stuck in legal limbo for over a year as supporters fought to keep them up. Supporters say removing the monuments is akin to erasing history. "We shouldn't be intimidated by these out-of-towners who come here to scare the residents and police", said Take Em Down NOLA member Belva Kelly. Read More »

MS-13 gang targeted in pre-dawn sweep across Los Angeles

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ABC News reported there are now about 800 known MS-13 members in the city, down from a peak of about 1,200 in recent years. CNN's was the only TV crew that accompanied authorities during the raids. Killings for the protection of the gang are common, say federal authorities, and are sometimes carried out with machetes. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed to "devastate" the street gang MS-13. Read More »

Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead

County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told ABC television that a tornado passed near the Parking of caravans. Officials say residents of the park will be allowed to enter the site to look for their belongings around noon. Other tornadoes in western Oklahoma and the eastern Texas Panhandle have downed power lines and utility poles, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. Read More »

Dems push 'grand bargain' votes in Senate, declare progress

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Those same political factors that can't pass a budget after two years and think it is normal to have $12.6 billion in unpaid bills were also responsible for another delay tactic in the budget standoff between Illinois Gov. Toi Hutchinson, an Olympia Fields Democrat, said during debate. Under current state law, government agencies only are required to report the aggregate amount of liabilities they held at the end of the previous fiscal year on October 1. Read More »

President Trump Speaks at Police Memorial Service

Joseph Catholic Cathedral in Buffalo for the 2017 Law Enforcement Memorial Service. This day has been observed in our country annually ever since. The Peace Officers Memorial Day occurs annually on May 15 which was designated by President John F. Read More »

FDA, CDC warn some lead poisoning tests may not be accurate

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ) on Wednesday warned that certain blood lead tests used in the country may be inaccurate. On Nov. 24, the company instructed its customers to implement a 24-hour incubation period with the blood sample before running the test. It may have to do with other aspects, including the tubes in which the blood is collected. Read More »

Naperville Amtrak Shooting Suspect Still In Custody

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According to the Chicago Tribune , a 70-year-old Wisconsin man fired his gun from a train window at the Metra station in Naperville, Illinois near Chicago. Train passengers were taken by Pace buses sent to transfer them to other and drivers were allowed to pick up passengers on the north end of the station at Fifth Avenue, the city release said. Read More »

Google's competitor to Siri is coming directly to the iPhone

But the entry into the iPhone isn't the only update for Assistant, as Google brings the AI into even more devices. Google's computer programs are gaining a better understanding of the world, and now it wants them to handle more of the decision-making for the billions of people who use its services. Read More »

Preakness Stakes Odds: Is Always Dreaming the clear favorite? 5/17/17

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In the last two decades, other Lexington winners to make an impact on the classics include Belmont victor Touch Gold (1997) and Proud Citizen (2002), second in the Derby and third in the Preakness. He's generally a very alert horse away from the gate. Horses and jockeys are set to learn their respective post position draws for the 2017 Preakness Stakes, which takes place on Saturday at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Read More »

Just 29 Percent Approve of Trump's Firing of James Comey

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The White House Correspondents' Association responded to the tweets with a statement from President Jeff Mason saying that the briefings "provide substantive and symbolic opportunities for journalists to pose questions to officials at the highest levels of the US government". Read More »

One Dead in Elk City Tornado

The First Baptist Church in Elk City will offer shelter and other assistance for as long as there is a need. The storms hit Wisconsin late Tuesday afternoon and into the evening, leveling the Prairie Lake Estate Mobile Park near Chetek, which is about 110 miles (177 kilometers) northeast of Minneapolis. Read More »