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Trump's Visit To This Jewish Holy Site Wasn't Without Controversy

The president has also decided not to immediately move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a senior White House official said this month. The U.S. The status of Jerusalem is ultra-sensitive and has been among the most hard issues in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. During his conversation with reporters, Tillerson, refused to recognize that the holiest site in Jerusalem is part of Israel. Read More »

Texas will allow adoption agencies to reject parents on religious grounds

The measure passed 91-50 in the form of an amendment, tacked onto Senate Bill 2078 , which relates to schools' "multi-hazard operating plans", and is a stripped-down version of the so-called "bathroom bill", Senate Bill 6. Gov. Dan Patrick very much wants: education savings accounts, which are state subsidies for parents who want to send their children with disabilities to private schools or need money for services to educate them at home. Read More »

Texas to pass bill banning transgender students from choosing bathrooms

Gov. Dan Patrick, saying Monday that the House bathroom bill amendment, which was sponsored by Rep. Chris Paddie, R-Marshall, doesn't go far enough. The amendment passed by a vote of 91-50 . "Bathrooms divided us then and bathrooms divide us now". It allowed transgender students to use bathrooms and other facilities based on "gender identity". Read More »

Impeachment guide: What it would take to impeach a president

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Impeachment does not remove a president from office, it only begins a process that may result in the president's removal. All of its users are registered US voters. Impeachment requires proof of significant abuse of power or breach of public trust. Then came the revelation, from Trump himself , that the FBI's investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation was a factor considered before firing Comey. Read More »

McCain: Calls to impeach Trump should not be taken 'very seriously'

Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn", a White House official said in a statement. The White House Counsel's office represents the presidency, but aides are making the case to Trump that he needs an outside legal team for this probe. Read More »

Cryptosporidium infections on the rise

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The parasite can be spread by simply, swallowing the contaminated water. Only a mouthful of swallowed water could make an otherwise healthy person sick for up to three weeks . If someone is suffering from diarrhea then he should not swim in the pool. She cautioned that mostly younger people swallow water, and it's up to their parents to teach them how to swim safely to avoid contamination. Read More »

NDSU softball team's season ends in NCAA regional

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Tulsa and Oklahoma will duke it out one last time on Monday, with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m. ET at the OU Softball Complex in Norman . The NDSU-Oklahoma victor will play a 5:30 p.m. She struck out five and walked two. The Sooners won 1-0 at Tulsa earlier in the season. Tori Stafford hit a two-out double in the first, but Parker got Haley Meinen to strike out looking to end the frame. Read More »

Black congressman gets lynch threats for Trump impeachment talk

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He reportedly played a number of voicemails that had been left by supporters of the Republican leader at a town hall meeting in Houston, but told the crowd he would not be deterred by the messages. Democrat representative Al Green said he had been menaced with threatening phone calls after he took to the House floor to accuse Mr Trump of "obstruction of justice". Read More »

Roger Ailes dead at 77, Fox News says

He was also reported to have advised President Donald Trump in the campaign past year. He went on to serve as an informal adviser to Murdoch. "Roger and I shared a big idea which he executed in a way no one else could have", he added. Ailes resigned July 21 following a storm over a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson. Ailes molded the network to run like a political campaign operation, with primetime shows that were unabashedly conservative and hosts who ... Read More »

Jeff Sessions Demands Prosecutors Seek Most Severe Sentences For All Crimes

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Mandatory minimum sentencing laws have been proven to be a prosecutorial tool that has and will continue to imprison a tremendous amount of addicted individuals that need treatment instead of incarceration. He says the policy is simply an application of sentencing laws approved by Congress. Social justice advocates and experts, with the support of communities and lawmakers nationwide, have growing consensus that we can not afford policies that are economically disastrous and ineffective. Read More »

North Korea launches a new unidentified missile as tensions with U.S. fester

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As North Korea launched a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic missile that it claimed to be capable of carrying a heavy nuclear warhead, U.S. Rep. Over the weekend, North Korean officials said they're open to talks under the right circumstances, but USA officials say that missile launches like this one shatter the prospect of dialogue at least any time soon. Read More »

Kanter returns, death threats may expedite becoming US citizen

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Kanter's story went viral after he posted a video on social media Saturday morning in which he said he was detained because of his political views, which are in opposition of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan . Kanter said previously that Erdogan "is a bad, bad man" and called him a dictator and "the Hitler of our Century", CNN reported . "Right now my next move is becoming an American citizen", Kanter said. Read More »

Jury Clears Tulsa Cop In Fatal Shooting, Protests Erupt

Shelby testified that she feared for her life and thought Crutcher was reaching into his stalled SUV for a gun. "The list just goes on and on, of unarmed African American men being killed by white police officers, and they get away with it", Crump said . Read More »

EC Central Police Services hosts law enforcement memorial service

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The names of 34 Oklahoma City officers were read aloud during a service at the Oklahoma City Police Department headquarters. Scott was one of 6 officers in the state of Florida who fell in the line of duty in 2016. The two Wisconsin officers who have already died this year while on duty are Everest Metro Detective Jason Weiland and Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper Anthony Borostowski. Read More »

Trump trip to Israel possibly first flight from Saudi Arabia

But who will be there to greet him? US President Donald Trump has arrived in Israel as he continues his first foreign trip. What can we expect to come up, and what is the context for his visit? Donald and Melania, the entire U.S. "Many Muslim nations have already taken steps to begin following through on this commitment", he said. Trump will have visited significant centers of Islam, Judaism and Christianity by the end of his trip, a point that his aides say bolsters his argument that ... Read More »

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers off Alaska's southern coast

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A body discovered on a beach along the Texas Gulf Coast near Matagorda is believed to be a swimmer who went missing off Matagorda Beach just east of the Colorado River along the Texas Gulf Coast. Later that night, the Coast Guard received a report from someone on a ferry who spotted a drifting kayak. On the boat, the swimmer showed signs of hypothermia. Read More »

Trump denies asking Comey to drop Flynn investigation

No". Panel Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Mark Warner said they will schedule the hearing for after Memorial Day. Trump later said he meant to fire Comey regardless of the Justice Department's advice, and that he had the FBI's probe into alleged Russian election interference in mind when he did so. Read More »

U.S. supports action to reduce greenhouse gases at Arctic summit

The Arctic is warming at double the rate of the rest of the planet, with average temperatures up 3.5 degrees Centigrade since the beginning of the 20th century, leading to rapid loss of glacial ice and permafrost. But in opening remarks, he cautioned that the US was not rushing to decide whether to leave or weaken American commitments to the pact. That non-binding global agreement went into effect previous year and calls for countries to set goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Read More »

Town to hold Memorial Day parade, ceremony

From there, the parade heads west to the World War I and World War II memorials at Kinney Street, then to the Korean War Memorial at Town Center for the main ceremony. Attendees are invited to decorate the graves of veterans with flowers, provided by YCA. Those interested in volunteering to help with grave decoration or would like more information may call the Itasca County Veterans Office at 218-327-2858. Read More »

Former US Congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting teenager

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He said Friday that he has apologized to the girl and has entered " intensive treatment " in the process of understanding the " depths of my sickness ". Weiner surrendered to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday morning, the New York Times reported. Anthony Weiner cried in court Friday morning while pleading guilty to sending lewd messages to a 15-year-old girl last year . Read More »

Dozens shelter after deadly Wisconsin tornado

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Fire Chaplain Danny Ringer told reporters late Tuesday that the storm destroyed 40 homes and severely damaged up to 75 others. On Tuesday evening, the National Weather Service registered more than 20 reports of tornadoes from Texas, Oklahoma , Kansas, Nebraska and Wisconsin; some of them may be same tornado though. Read More »

Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years

Elephants were removed from the shows a year ago. The Center for Elephant Conservation will continue its work, but the lions, tigers, kangaroos, llamas and other exotic animals featured in the shows will be placed in suitable homes, the AP reported. Read More »

Trump reportedly plans to sabotage Obamacare by cutting off low-income subsidies

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American families anxious changes to Obamacare could limit medical careIt's no secret the Trump administration wants to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Anyone who maintains continuous coverage can not be penalized or denied coverage for a pre-existing condition . According to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price , the move is probably a solid sign of steady instability within the health care sector since the installment of the Affordable Care Act, also known as ... Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation probe considers senior White House advisor a 'person of interest'

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In an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos that aired Sunday, McMaster said, "I don't remember exactly what the president said". White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment procedures to prepare for the possible impeachment of the US President Donald Trump, although officials still believe this is a distant possibility, according to a CNN report . Read More »

Sessions Calls for Stricter Mandatory Minimums

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has directed the nations federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against the vast majority of suspects, a reversal of Obama-era policies that is sure to send more people to prison and for far longer terms. Read More »

Graduating students walk out of Mike Pence's commencement speech

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A petition signed by thousands, including students and faculty, requested that the Rev. John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame, refrain from inviting President Trump. "I think that respecting the office is important", Henegan said. "Our main concern today was the weather and it turned out glorious", Paul Browne, University of Notre Dame vice president for public affairs and communications, said in a statement. Read More »

Horschel outduels Day to win Byron Nelson in playoff

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MORE GOLF: Lexi Thompson remained in position for her first victory since a rules infraction cost her a major title, shooting a 2-under 69 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead over In Gee Chun into the final round of the Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Virginia. Read More »

Greatest Show On Earth Bows Out With Last Performance

The two circuses merged in 1919. Circus, which he saw as a 5-year-old in 1961. The Ringling Bros . Twitter account and some fans shared a few final moments from the show online as things progressed. Sunday's finale was a bittersweet moment for dozens of former Ringling employees - from chefs in the circus train's "pie car" to famed clown Bello Nock sporting his signature foot-high Mohawk - who met outside the Coliseum before the Sunday swan song to be together on what one of them called ... Read More »

Roger Stone Tweet: Saudi Arabia Honor 'Makes Me Want To Puke'

Addressing Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, the 7th-century birthplace of Islam, Trump avoided references to "extreme vetting" or his travel ban on visitors from six majority-Muslim countries, which has been suspended by a court. The president put much of the onus for combating extremists on Mideast leaders: "Drive them out of your places of worship". Mr Trump too did not hesitate to single out Iran. Read More »

Democratic lawmakers push back on impeachment calls

A new poll from PPP shows that a plurality, 48 percent, support impeaching him, and a majority believe Trump fired Comey because of his investigation into Trump's team and Russian Federation. The President must be impeached. But while the President might welcome the opportunity to stand on the world stage, critics are nervous about the "homebody" who is known for his unscripted press conferences, off-the-cuff tweets and unorthodox approach to briefings, visiting some of the most ... Read More »

Cloud Computing surges past Always Dreaming to win Preakness

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Cloud Computing , who finished third in the Wood Memorial (G2) and Gotham Stakes (G3) after breaking his maiden in his February 11 debut, is the first horse to win the Preakness after bypassing the Kentucky Derby since Bernardini gave jockey Javier Castellano his first victory in the 1 3/16-mile Classic in 2006. Read More »