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Judge grants anonymity in new sex assault suit against Hastert

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The civil lawsuit filed Friday despite concerns about the statute of limitations by accuser Richard Doe against the former U.S. House speaker alleges that he was sexually assaulted by Hastert, a former teacher and coach at Yorkville High School, in 1973 or '74 when the alleged victim was 9 or 10 and in the fourth grade. Read More »

Shoving, threats between reps on House floor during protests at Capitol

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DPS started pulling banners from protestors inside the legislature and eventually removed them as they chanted "We are here to stay". Texas State Representative Matt Rinaldi , a Republican, called Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers on pro-immigrant protesters in the House gallery on Monday afternoon. Read More »

Gregg Allman's manager on details of singer's final days, album

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Allman battled for years with heroin addiction and substance abuse and went into rehab several times before cleaning up in the 1990s. Lehman said Allman died at about 2:30 p.m. Capitol Nashville "We were jumping out of our skin to get back on that stage and I can tell you we have not had that much fun in a really long time", Charles Kelley says, after wrapping up the opening dates of Lady Antebellum's You Look Good World Tour this weekend on the West Coast. Read More »

Trump hails heroes at Arlington

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Christopher Horton , a member of the Oklahoma National Guard , who died in a gunbattle with insurgents in Afghanistan in 2011, and Maj. Bob Dole and his wife Elizabeth, and recognized the sacrifice of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly , whose son, Robert, died in Afghanistan in 2010. Read More »

Change Senate rules to speed up health care, tax reform bills

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Senate should switch to 51 votes , immediately, and get Healthcare and TAX CUTS approved, fast and easy", Trump tweeted. After a brief respite, Trump is back on Twitter to defend himself from ... Earlier this month, he tweeted that the country needs a "good shutdown" and called for the election of "more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%". Read More »

N. Korea 'disrespects' China with latest missile test

This was North Korea's second missile test in a week, coming after the United Nations threatened more sanctions and G-7 leaders condemned the North for its previous launch. Abe said Monday that Tokyo would "never tolerate" Pyongyang's repeated provocations, and vowed to work with Washington to rein in the Kim regime's nuclear and missile ambitions. Read More »

Memorial Day ceremony held at Bay Pines

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Later in the morning, against the backdrop of downtown's All Wars Memorial, another throng of veterans gathered to observe the solemn holiday. Both men and women who have served, are now serving, even friends and families of those who have passed. Read More »

Huddersfield into Premier League after penalty drama

Stam believes he and David Wagner , both in their first management jobs, are reaping the rewards of being given the freedom to implement a distinct philosophy. "You've always got ideals as a manager that you want to go for the best results or finish as high as you can, but to end up in the top 10 would have been a good season for us". Read More »

Prime Minsiter Modi meets German Chancellor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel enjoys a beer during an election campaign in Munich on Sunday . "The short-sighted policies of the American government stand against the interests of the European Union ", Gabriel said as quoted by CNN . Read More »

Mississippi boy shot dead after being taken during car theft

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Three suspects have been arrested after Kingston Frazier was allegedly kidnapped and killed in Gluckstadt, around 20 miles north of Jackson , Mississippi , on Thursday (18 May). When asked for further comment, MBI spokesman Warren Strain declined, saying "the court document speaks for itself". However, the Madison County coroner confirmed the boy was shot several times , not just once. Read More »

Supreme Court will hear Ohio appeal over purging voter rolls

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As many states do, OH uses change-of-address data from the US Postal Service and compares it with the state registration list to identify voters who have moved but not updated their addresses. The American Civil Liberties Union previous year sued Ohio Republican Secretary of State John Husted, arguing that the state was violating the National Voter Registration Act, which prohibits states from striking registered voters "by reason of the person's failure to vote". Read More »

Senate, House take four-day weekend ahead of final surge

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Mark Jones, a Rice University political science professor, said that support from Patrick, "the most powerful man in the Texas legislature", was the key to giving the bill traction in Texas. But that proposal did not survive budget negotiations between the House and Senate , whose spending priorities contained significant differences. Read More »

Cleveland fires 1 officer, suspends 2nd in Tamir Rice shooting

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Frank Garmback , the officer driving the patrol vehicle, will be suspended for 10 days starting May 31. Subodh Chandra, attorney to the Tamir Rice family , is holding a press conference to discuss the firing of Officer Timothy Loehmann and suspension of Officer Frank Garmback . Read More »

South Carolina's holiday gas prices lowest in 12 years

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The average price of a gallon of regular gas this week in Chattanooga was unchanged from the previous week at $2 a gallon. The average price at the pump in SC and several other states, including neighboring Georgia and North Carolina, was the lowest in 12 years over the holiday weekend, DeHaan said. Read More »

WilCo veterans honor fallen friends on Memorial Day

Mark Dayton told KARE. As part of the ceremony, volunteers read the names of almost 300 local soldiers lost in the Vietnam War. "Friend of mine lost his life in Vietnam". There are more than 3,600 bricks honoring men and women who have served. The need for all of us to continue remembering those sacrifices is vital to appreciating the freedoms we as Americans are bestowed. Read More »

Texas to embrace new anti-abortion law

Democrats, teachers and advocates for Texas' poor warned that the lean new budget for a booming state - which boasts four of the five fastest-growing large cities in the USA - will have lasting consequences. The author of the Senate's main property tax proposal of the session, Senate Bill 2, criticized his House counterparts for effectively killing the issue. Read More »

Trump to speak at Arlington cemetery on Memorial Day

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Officially, Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday in May, has been set aside to honor all who died during military service throughout US history. "We only hope that every day we can prove worthy, not only of their sacrifice, but of the sacrifice made by the families and loved ones they left behind". Read More »

Trump to mark Memorial Day with Arlington visit

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After his speech, Trump visited Robert Kelly's grave in Section 60 of the cemetery. John Kelly , who spent four decades in the military and lost a son in Afghanistan . "We only hope that every day we can prove worthy, not only of their sacrifice and service, but of the sacrifice made by the families and loved ones they left behind", Trump said. Read More »

NOAA expects rough hurricane season in 2017

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Earlier this year, Tropical Storm Risk (TSR), the climatological research group backed by University College London, Aon Benfield, and Crawford & Company, and other forecasters of Atlantic tropical activity were reducing their forecasts in the expectation that we would see a weak El Niño form by the time of the typical peak of the season, suggesting a slower year for activity. Read More »

Trump tweets article with unnamed source after criticizing reports with unnamed sources

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Kushner's interactions with Russians - including Kislyak and an executive for a Russian bank under US sanctions - were not acknowledged by the White House until they were exposed in media reports . In the days after the meeting with Mr. Kislyak, Mr. Kushner had a separate meeting with Sergey N. Gorkov, a Russian banker with close ties to President Vladimir Putin of Russia. Read More »

Texas 'bathroom bill' near collapse over GOP standoff

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Patrick accused Straus of using the language of "left-wing Democrats". The Senate requested a conference committee on the bill to iron out a deal on the issue, but Straus said that won't be happening. His parents Maureen and Matt Molak held a news conference on Friday to promote the bill. "We can do it in a couple of days, but it's all on them", Patrick said. Read More »

President Trump observes Memorial Day with somber service at Arlington

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Byers was on his third combat tour and, Trump said , ran through smoke and a hail of bullets to rescue an Afghan soldier when he was killed last November. They all share one title in common-and that is the title of "hero"-real heroes", Trump said". Trump also recognized former US senator and GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole, 93, who suffered lifelong injuries during World War II. Read More »

Trump honors fallen soldiers, Gold Star families in Memorial Day speech

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While Trump touched on the sacrifices of Gold Star families in his speech Monday, it was hard not to recall how he'd once spent almost a week disparaging a Gold Star family during the election. Two days earlier, John Kelly teared up on TV while discussing his son, who was killed in while leading his platoon on a combat patrol and stepped on a concealed roadside bomb. Read More »

Man with AK-47 fired 108 shots on Florida highway

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With officers surrounding him, Ruiz reportedly kept firing. A Miami Gardens man fired more than 100 rounds from an AK-47 at passing vehicles on the Palmetto Expressway, hitting two vehicles and causing the driver of another vehicle to crash, according to an arrest affidavit. Read More »

USA launches NAFTA renegotiation countdown

During the required consultation period, Lighthizer said he would consult with "Congress and American stakeholders to create an agreement that advances the interests of America's workers, farmers, ranchers and businesses", according to a statement . Read More »

Clemson to face UNC Greensboro in NCAA tournament

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They fell just short, falling into the unsavory distinction of being one of the first four out . Oral Roberts, the Summit League champs, come into the Regional on a nine game winning streak. The first game will be Oklahoma State vs. Missouri State at 2 p.m. on Friday . San Diego State finished the season with a respectable 41-19 record but their RPI was not all that great at 86, and that includes winning two games against top-seeded Long Beach State . Read More »

JFK's life, legacy to be celebrated on his centennial

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JFK's daughter Caroline Kennedy, who was USA ambassador to Japan for three years under president Barack Obama, is considering a run for public office, perhaps for Congress, according to the New York Post . Kennedy , to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday , May 29, 2017. FILE - In this January 20, 1961 file photo , President John F. Read More »

Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter's security adviser, dead at 89

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981 for his role in the normalization of the U.S. Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin and National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski walk in Camp David 09 December 1978. Mr Brzezinski, during the early months of 1980, became convinced that negotiations to free the kidnapped Americans were going nowhere. "He, like his fellow war criminal Henry Kissinger ushered in the Neocons' New World Era which resulted in Neocons controlling ... Read More »

Rays' Ramirez 1st pitcher since '84 to start day after save

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Erasmo Ramirez , the scheduled starter Monday for the Rays , pitched a flawless 15th for his first save. "I let it snowball from there", Barnette said. Gallo was batting seventh against the Rays and playing first base for Mike Napoli , who had some tightness in his back. Beltre had been out all season with a right calf strain, after also having issues with his left calf during spring training. Read More »

Holiday weekend shooting kills 15-year-old Chicago boy

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Coleman , according to authorities. The 26-year-old man closed the auto door and tried to drive away and the thief shot at them, police said. About 9:50 p.m. The man was hit in his back and the woman was hit in her leg. The men, ages 21 and 22, were driving south in the 4500 block of South Pulaski when someone in a dark-colored SUV fired shots in their direction, police said. Read More »

Mayor aims to nix 'free-speech' rally after train stabbing

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The victims tried to intervene as Christian yelled hate speech at two female passengers, according to investigators. A federal permit has been given for the free-speech rally on Saturday, but the government hasn't yet issued a permit for an event planned for June 10, according to the AP. Read More »

On This Memorial Day, We Remember Our Fallen Women and Their Families

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A memorial wreath was laid at the ceremony and the names of veterans who have passed since last year's ceremony were read. Veterans of Foreign Wars Chapter 11160, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 45 and Chapter 101, Military Officers Association of America Fort Campbell Chapter, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 396, Triple Nickle Chapter 555, Gold Star Wives Tuckasee Chapter and American Legion Post 143. Read More »

Saudi, UAE pledge United States dollars 100 millions to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

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The President, who embarked Friday on his first foreign trip as commander-in-chief, spent parts of the flight editing his speech with aides, Press Secretary Sean Spicer told CNN . On Sunday, Trump dropped his repeated claims that " Islam hates us " in favor of George Bush-esque lines like , "This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations". Read More »

Jury Seated in Cosby Trial

She chose the latter. The case against Cosby has attracted worldwide publicity that the judge hopes to shield from jurors during the trial. Defendants who plead no contest do not admit guilt but do not dispute the charges and are convicted. Read More »