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Two killed in Portland after trying to stop anti-Muslim rant

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Mangum told CNN affiliate KPTV, "I just want to say thank you to the people who put their life on the line for me,". "They lost their lives because of me and my friend, and the way we looked", Mangum said in the clip you can see above. Christian will make his first court appearance in the case Tuesday, and it wasn't clear if he had an attorney. He had graduated from Portland's Reed College with a degree in economics previous year and had just begun his career working at an environmental ... Read More »

'High possibility' of conflict with North Korea, says new South Korean President

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The North has ignored calls to curb its weapons programmes, defending them as necessary to counter USA hostility. They were referring to a recent meeting between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Asean officials in Washington , during which Tillerson called on Asean countries to degrade diplomatic ties and cut interactions with North Korea. Read More »

NCAA TRACK & FIELD: PSU's Barrett qualifies for nationals

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One member of the Elon University women's track and field team has qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Barrett qualified again in the 5,000 meters after she won the event at the NCAA East Regionals in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday. Read More »

Texas lawmakers advance anti-LGBT adoption, bathroom bills

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The Texas House on Monday also cleared a "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one that caused a national uproar previous year in North Carolina , although less far-reaching. "Gov. Abbott's hope is that the House and the Senate will agree on a measure that, at a minimum, protects the privacy of students in locker rooms and restrooms, and he will continue to work with members of both chambers to achieve that goal", said John Wittman, a spokesman for the governor. Read More »

UK Police apprehend 16th suspect in relation to Manchester attack

British intelligence agency MI5 was reportedly warned by its United States counterpart that Salman Abedi was planning an attack on UK soil, three months before he blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester . Seven children were among the dead in what was the most costly terror attack to hit Britain since the July 7 bombings in 2005. Police have issued CCTV images of Abedi in a plea for information about his movements in the days before the explosion targeting a ... Read More »

Laptop Ban May Not Be Extended To European Flights

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But after a four-hour meeting in Brussels to discuss the threats to aviation security, officials said other measures were still being considered. United States and United Kingdom authorities implemented a ban on larger mobile devices being taken into airline cabins on some flights from the Middle East and North Africa in March. Read More »

Gianforte elected in Montana day after alleged assault

Republican Paul Gianforte squared off against Democrat Rob Quist for the House seat in a special election. CNN projected Gianforte would win. The question now is whether Republican base voters still showed up at the polls Thursday for Gianforte and whether Quist's Democratic base was even more fired up to vote now. Read More »

Mike Pence Notre Dame Commencement Speech Draws Protests

Over 1,000 Notre Dame alumni also a signed a letter expressing their disappointment with the choice of Pence as commencement speaker. Soon after Pence started speaking, about 100 students, in video that popped up on several outlets over the weekend, calmly walked straight out of the ceremony along with their parents. Read More »

Centennial Celebration for JFK's Birthday in Boston

Centennial events at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site included Devotion third graders presenting their own essays and poems about the school's most celebrated alum. Kennedy in an upcoming exhibit. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will hold a birthday celebration that includes a flyover from the U.S. Navy. Read More »

1 of 2 girls harassed on train speaks out

Police have arrested Jeremy Joseph Christian in connection with the killings and say they're looking at his extremist ideology. Three men wound up intervening - including Ricky Best, 53, and Taliesin Namkai-Meche, 23, both of whom were killed. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron explains his tense handshake with Donald Trump

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The Odoxa poll also said 58 percent of French citizens thought Macron would be a good president, while 47 percent thought he would do better than his Socialist predecessor Francois Hollande. The handshake occurred Thursday in Brussels when both leaders were present for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. Macron, who was elected on May 7, said Trump, like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's leader Tayyip Erdogan, value strength. Read More »

Trump dismisses 'fabricated' report of Kushner's outreach to Russian Federation

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The FBI, a special counsel and multiple congressional committees are investigating Russian interference in the US presidential campaign a year ago and whether the Trump camp colluded in it. The newspaper cited anonymous USA officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications. He has signaled he will make a decision on whether to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. Read More »

Trump tells 'confidants' U.S. will quit Paris climate deal

Mr Trump barged past Montenegro's leader for prime photo real estate at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, while France's new President Emmanuel Macron snubbed Mr Trump's embrace - the vigorous, vigorous handshake. "A lot of people in my country are against this agreement", Trump allegedly said. "His views are evolving, he came here to learn", Cohn said. "His basis for decision is ultimately going to be what's best for the United States". Read More »

No Evidence Of Donald Trump Team's Collusion With Russians, Says White House

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In addition to Sessions and Flynn, President Trump's son-in-law and top aide Jared Kushner also submitted his security clearance form without listing the required foreign contacts . Trump vehemently denies any collusion and says he is the victim of an unprecedented witch hunt. Trump later fired Flynn for reportedly lying about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak . Read More »

Unsuccessful Success: President Trump Meeting EU Leaders in Europe's Capital

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President Trump is in Italy Friday for meetings with leaders of the biggest economies in the world. "We remember and mourn those almost 3,000 innocent people who were brutally murdered by terrorists on September 11th, 2001", he said. "Many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years", he said. The president has always been pushing member countries to spend at least 2 percent of their gross domestic product on the alliance. Read More »

NC Lawmakers, GOP Respond to SCOTUS Gerrymandering Decision

Justice Elena Kagan , writing for the court, said the state did not offer compelling justifications to justify its reliance on race in either district. It argued the Republicans who controlled the redistricting process wanted to make surrounding districts safer for GOP candidates. This decision will make it easier to challenge GOP racial gerrymanders elsewhere, which is significant because Republicans in almost every Southern state could have drawn another congressional district ... Read More »

Greg Gianforte Wins Montana Special Election, Despite Assaulting Reporter One Day Earlier

CNN projected Gianforte would win . With more than 320,000 votes counted almost three hours after polls closed, Gianforte led Quist by more than 22,000 votes, or 51 percent to 44 percent. Gianforte told the crowd celebrating his victory: "I should not have responded the way I did and for that I am sorry". Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin, who acknowledged he had donated $250 to Gianforte's campaign, charged the candidate with misdemeanor assault . Read More »

Full Speech: Present Trump Hopeful And Peaceful Final Speech In Israel

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US President Donald Trump has travelled in a high-security convoy to Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank to discuss peace in the region with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas . The Palestinian president raised the issue of Palestinian detainees, who have been holding a hunger strike for more than a month. "I demand the Israeli government to meet these humane, legitimate demands", he said. Read More »

Britain 'Furious' Over US Leaks on Manchester Attack

May will raise concerns over the leaks when she meets US President Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting on Thursday, the BBC reported. Earlier, Sky News had claimed that they have found evidence linking Salman Abedi to an Islamic State (ISIS) cell operating in Manchester . British police and security services were also upset that Abedi's name was apparently leaked by USA officials and published while police in Britain were withholding his name - and while raids were ... Read More »

Celebrate Memorial Day in the Helderbergs on May 29

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What is the history and meaning of Memorial Day? "For families of the fallen, every day is Memorial Day". Originally called "Decoration Day", Memorial Day was declared set aside on May 30, 1868, by Union General John A. Could that be the original Memorial Day? People come to honor the dead and show their respect for military service to our country. On Saturday Boy and Girls Scouts placed American flags on the graves of fallen soldiers at Sunrise Memorial Cemetery in Vallejo. Read More »

Kushner's Russian Federation ties are questioned

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The White House also grappled with reports that Kushner proposed setting up a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting. He added: "Ultimately we're going to want Mr Kushner to come before the committee and I fully expect that to happen". "My dashboard warning light was clearly on and I think that was the case with all of us in the intelligence community - very concerned about the nature of these approaches to the Russians", Mr Clapper ... Read More »

Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

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Merkel called the negotiations very hard. "The times in which we could completely rely on others are on the way out". Although he tweeted to say he would make a decision next week , his apparent reluctance to embrace the first legally binding global climate change deal, signed by 195 countries, clearly annoyed Ms Merkel. Read More »

National Spelling Bee becoming easier to predict

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Phoebe's interest in the contest was born just three months ago, at Northley Middle School, where she's a 6th grader. Una VanWynsberghe will compete in this week's Scripps National Spelling Bee for the second straight year. The champion receives a $40,000 cash prize from Scripps; a $2,500 USA savings bond and complete reference library from Merriam-Webster; and $400 worth of reference works, including a 1768 Encyclopaedia Britannica replica set deluxe edition and a three-year membership to ... Read More »

Trans-Pacific Partnership moving ahead without US

TPP ministers met on the side-lines of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Hanoi on Sunday. Prior to Trump's decision, the agreement represented 40 percent of the global economy. A statement from Mr Lighthizer said free trade required the tackling of "trade-distorting measures" that have led to "massive U.S. trade imbalances" in the region - a possible reference to China's trade surplus, which was almost $US350 billion in 2016. Read More »

Four facts about the history of Memorial Day

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However, until after World War I, a separate Memorial Day was celebrated by Southern states to honor the Confederate side. Several cities now claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day , including Macon and Columbus, Georgia, Richmond, Virginia, Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, Waterloo, New York and Carbondale, Illinois. Read More »

Trump ruffles feathers by calling Germans "bad" _ on trade

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Spiegel reported that Trump had told Juncker and Tusk: "Look at the millions of cars that they are selling in the United States". U.S. President Donald Trump has told "confidants", including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark global agreement on climate change , Axios news outlet reported on Saturday, citing three sources with direct knowledge. Read More »

It's Starting: Trump Demands Israel Transfer Land to Arabs BEFORE Deal

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Writing for the Atlantic ( Trump Goes After "the Ultimate Deal" ), Rosie Gray, has suggested that the pro-Israel camp inside the Trump Administration is made up of the new Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, Vice President Mike Pence, and - believe it or not - White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Read More »

Veterans, families prepare for Memorial Day ceremonies

Veterans were invited to attend the flag planting and said the event truly honors our fallen heroes who fought to keep us all safe. "I'm one of the lucky ones". Memorial Day, which is held in May, is for remembering and honoring the people who DIED while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Left to right: Rich Bateman, Gary Farmer, and John Bucelato. Read More »

Trump Wraps Up First Foreign Trip, Won't Commit To Paris Climate Accord

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He also predicted "fairly robust" talks on whether Trump should honor a USA commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement. John Kirton, director of the G7 Research Group at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, said Trudeau has been handling the relationship well. Read More »

Utahns React To CBO Score Of Republican Health Care Legislation

It also halts the penalty for those who do not purchase insurance and for employers who do not provide insurance coverage to their employees. The repeal of the ACA's payroll tax would be delayed until 2023. For 64 year olds making $26,500, the average premium would increase from $1,700 a year to $16,100 under the base AHCA scenario. The CBO indicated that some citizens would see lower insurance premiums, but many others, including those with pre-existing conditions , may not be able ... Read More »