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Exelon Moves to Pull Plug on Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant

And after being shut down for six years after its sister reactor's partial meltdown in 1979, TMI Unit 1 overcame a national stigma to resume operating in 1985. A handful of nuclear power plants have shut down in recent years, a lot of them forced out of service by intense competition from low-cost, reliable natural gas-fired power plants as well as solar and wind farms, which get federal subsidies. Read More »

Portland stabbing attack survivor tells city's Muslim community they 'are loved'

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Crowley at the Multnomah Justice Center in Portland Paul G. Crowley at the Multnomah Justice Center in Portland . Christian shouted as he appeared in the Portland courtroom: " You call it terrorism ; I call it patriotism". Witnesses said three men were stabbed trying to calm Christian down as he verbally assaulted two teenage girls . Police have been investigating his alleged extremist ideology, while his Facebook page is filled with anti-Semitic comments and other evidence ... Read More »

To Ram Through Unpopular Agenda, Trump Urges GOP to Kill Senate Filibuster

Traditionally, senators are allowed to filibuster to stall a bill that is short of the 60 votes needed to pass legislation. In recent years, Senate leadership has removed the filibuster to pass legislation in spite of the opposition. Both senators are active players in the health care debate. Trump tried to justify his fit by saying that Democrats would kill the filibuster too, but this is a statement that is easily proven false. Read More »

LA's Homeless Population Spiked 23 Percent In Last Year

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The report , based on a count conducted in January by LAHSA, found that there were 57,794 homeless individuals in the county, up from 46,874 people living without permanent shelter previous year. "Regardless of the number, we realize there is a homeless need here in Santa Clarita", Smyth said. "More and more people are on the precipice of homelessness". Read More »

Travel ban case: Here's what the Supreme Court might look at

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The losing side in either case is likely to appeal to the Supreme Court . The revised version would temporarily suspend the USA refugee program and halt for 90 days the issuance of new visas to travelers from the six countries while the administration reviews its screening process. Read More »

16-yr-old girl charged in stabbing death of Wilmette man

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A woman who matched the description given by Nelson was found hiding behind a nearby building. She jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot. Police say the girl was allegedly assaulted during a ride on January 25 after she got into an Uber vehicle at the downtown bus terminal at Bay St. Read More »

Kushner, Merkel Top Questions at Contentious Briefing

As the discussion shifted to how Trump is communicating with the country, the press secretary insisted that the President is "very pleased with the work of his staff" and denounced "fake news". 27 executive order temporarily barring entry to the US of people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Trump aides had been hoping to get through the trip before making staffing decisions. Read More »

Driver jumps out of burning truck on highway near Denver

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CDOT said during a press conference it hopes to have the highway open again by Thursday morning. One person was injured and transported to the hospital with unknown injuries. A witness told KMGH-TV that the truck was smoking before it crashed into the concrete median and burst into flames. Light rail has also started running through the area again and RTD may add extra trains. Read More »

Canadian woman, 38, critically injured in Times Square crash

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The incident does not appear to be linked to terrorism and is being investigated as an accident, according to New York City police, who are working with the FBI to investigate. He climbed from the wrecked vehicle and ran through the street before he was tackled by a group that included a muscular security supervisor at a nearby Planet Hollywood restaurant. Read More »

Russian Federation probe looks at Kushner links to Putin ally

According to media reports, senior adviser Jared Kushner is under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny for his relationship with Russian officials during the transition period before Trump took office. "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies", Trump tweeted . They could be part of a new rapid response team. Read More »

Cleveland officer who killed black preteen fired

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Officer Timothy Loehmann was sacked not for shooting Rice but for lying on his job application about his disciplinary record at a previous police department, according to the termination documents. Loehmann previously worked for the police department in Independence, Illinois, but resigned just before he was sacked because he was deemed emotionally unfit to be a police officer. Read More »

Texas Republican calls ICE over protesters, then lawmakers start to scuffle

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A Texas lawmaker said his office received racist phone calls on Monday evening, just hours after a fight broke out on the floor of the state's House of Representatives. Cortez said he wants Rinaldi to apologize to the Texas House of Representatives and the people of Texas. The bill also gives the police the right to detain individuals in the State pending determination of their immigration status. Read More »

Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

The Texas State capitol building hosted a fiery stand-off Monday as lawmakers allegedly exchanged violent threats after a Republican legislator called immigration officials on protesters at the building. "To see them in sort of ideological tribes doing this is different, and amped up a lot, and I think there are a lot of people looking at it and saying, 'That's new, '" added Ramsey. Read More »

Federal Judge Calls Trump Deportation Order of Hawaiian Coffee Farmer 'Inhumane'

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After his immigration case concluded with a decision to remove Magana Ortiz because of his 1989 illegal entry into the United States, he filed for a stay of removal in September 2014. "It would be more usual to speak of "the government's" action in a particular case, rather than personalizing his opinion with the president himself", Stock told BuzzFeed News. Read More »

White House communications director stepping down

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Mr Trump had earlier taken to Twitter to vent his frustrations with the "fake news media". "In addition to that, and perhaps more importantly, he is a very good person", Trump said in a statement published by the New York Times on Sunday. Read More »

Dad, son found dead in Novi apartment pool

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Stay with FOX 2 for more information as it becomes available. Police say they hadn't meant to go swimming. A young boy and his father are dead after being found unresponsive in a pool behind an apartment complex in Novi, police said. The family had been in the USA for approximately three years on an H-1B non-immigrant visa for work purposes, according to police. A posted sign warns apartment complex residents no lifeguards are on duty at the pool. Read More »

White House communications director resigns without explanation

Mr Dubke , 47, a veteran Republican strategist who served three months in the role, said that he offered his resignation on May 18 and agreed to stay on until Mr Trump completed his first overseas trip , which ended over the weekend. Dubke is the founder of Crossroads Media , which brands itself "the premier Republican media services firm" on its website . Conway pushed back against reports that indicated Dubke's departure was part of a broader overhaul in the West Wing. Read More »

White House Communications Director Michael Dubke Out

After returning late Saturday from his first foreign trip as president, Trump geared up to combat concerns over his advisers' ties to Russian Federation, including explosive reports about Jared Kushner , his indispensable aide-de-camp. Read More »

What's Up With All Those Trump Twitter Bots?

A quick look at some of his new following reveals that the majority of them are new accounts without photos, bios or tweets meaning it is highly likely that they are fake. Obama's @barackobama account has 89.2 million followers. Here, Perry, who is the most followed person on Twitter , performs at the Wango Tango concert in Carson, California, May 13, 2017. Read More »

Light rail slayings suspect to appear in court

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Jeremy Joseph Christian , 35, was arrested on suspicion of injuring Fletcher and fatally stabbing the two other men, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Ricky John Best, during Friday's confrontation. Best, who was an army veteran and father of four, was known as a dedicated dad. "He was just telling us that we basically weren't anything and that we should kill ourselves". Read More »

Tulsa Police Officer Found Not Guilty In Terrance Crutcher's Death

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The shooting, the latest in a string of fatal shootings of unarmed African-Americans by police across the United States, led to protests and an increase in tensions in Tulsa. A video from the incident shows an unarmed Crutcher walking to his vehicle with his hands held high before reaching for the driver's side door. Tulsa District Attorney Stephen Kunzweiler focused on the fact that the "case had to be tried by a jury" in a statement sent to BuzzFeed News. Read More »

Trump Reportedly Decides to Pull Out of Paris Climate Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump (C) and other leaders arrive for the group photo for the G7 Outreach Program on the second and last day of the G7 Taormina summit on the island of Sicily on May 27, 2017 in Taormina, Italy. Trump promised during his 2016 campaign that he'd withdraw the U.S. from the deal. That promise helped rally supporters sharing his skepticism of global efforts to police US carbon emissions. Read More »

Defense wants talk of Castile's permit omitted

Yanez has pleaded not guilty. But Judge Leary denied the motion weeks later and made a decision to keep the trial in St. Paul, finding that Yanez failed to show that there is a "reasonable likelihood" a trial in Ramsey County would be unfair. Read More »

Map shows the most misspelled words in each state

Victor of the 2017 National Final of The Spelling Bee Ghana, Ms. Lily Tugbah has left for the United States to represent Ghana at the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee . The contest features 291 spellers who each get a chance to spell two words on stage. The 13-year-old from Catonsville, Maryland, made his first appearance during Barack Obama's first term as president. Read More »

Roger Ailes, former Fox News chief, dies

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Ailes helped found Fox News in 1996. For Decades RA's has impacted American politics and media. "He will be remembered by the many people on both sides of the camera that he discovered, nurtured and promoted", 21st Century Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch said in a statement Thursday. Read More »

Saudi, UAE pledge Dollars 100 millions to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

However, news accounts have not accused Mr Trump of naming Israel as a source of the information. The POTUS touched down in Israel on Monday for the second leg of his nine-day global stint. One of the takeaways of the trip, he said, was that "we need to put a lot more effort into understanding one another better. understanding each other's cultures, understanding each other's beliefs, and I think talking more openly about those". Read More »

Trump sends unfinished tweet with mysterious word

No, " covfefe " isn't a typo, at least, not on the part of The Washington Post. Is the President trying to use a safe word? " Despite the constant negative press covfefe ", what? With Trump's aides apparently asleep - the White House confirmed Tuesday that communications director Mike Dubke plans to resign - Kayleigh McEnany, one of the president's designated defenders on CNN , began tweeting that covfefe was all part of the master plan. Read More »

White House Press Briefing

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Trump has entertained bringing his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, more formally back into the fold. After weeks of reports that Donald Trump was considering a shake-up within the press staff , we are finally seeing a sign from the president that the problems in the executive branch are not " fake news ", and need to be addressed head-on. Read More »

President Trump poised to pull out of Paris climate deal

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Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he would announce his decision "over the next few days". The Paris Agreement , which went into effect last November, is a global plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and achieve related climate goals, beginning in 2020. Read More »