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NASA picks 12 new astronauts from crush of applicants

After training, they will be promoted to full astronauts and are given the chance to perform research on the International Space Station and go on space flight missions , which may include expeditions beyond just the moon and into deep space on NASA's Orion spacecraft. Read More »

Tensions reportedly high in White House ahead of Comey testimony

The directors of national intelligence and the National Security Agency say they are in discussions with the White House about whether their conversations with President Donald Trump are protected by executive privilege. By comparison, he said he spoke twice with President Barack Obama, and never on the telephone. He said that after meeting Trump he immediately begin to write notes about his conversations with Trump, a practice he didn't adopt before. Read More »

Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship

The blocked Twitter users are represented by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University , whose executive director, Jameel Jaffer , said in a statement that Trump did not have a right to exclude his critics from engaging with his posts . Read More »

Coast Guard Searching for Man Missing on Outer Banks

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They found the second man face down and unconscious in the surf zone, but the Coast Guard's 47-foot motor lifeboat crew was hit by a big wave. The Coast Guard, along with area law enforcement, initially responded to a report of two people in the water after their boat had capsized in rough water at about 5:40 p.m. Read More »

She Prodded Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself. He Did

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Carter is charged in connection with the July 2014 death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III. Carter was 17 at the time of Roy's death , who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in his pickup truck. One case involved people who took part in a game of Russian roulette; another involved a man who helped his wife load a gun and offered tips on its use. Read More »

DEA warns police of risk in drug fight: accidental overdose

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Some states saw an even greater rise in overdose deaths. Read: New FDA-Approved Drugs Face Safety Issues: How Safe Are Your Prescriptions? Overdoses are now the leading cause of death of Americans under 50. This reverses the effects of opioid overdoses. The researchers looked at all drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island from January 2014 to September 2016. Read More »

Trump defends tweeting as valuable tool

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It's social media. Please understand the difference'. Asked whether Trump's tweets signal a shift away from Qatar and toward Saudi Arabia, Nauert stressed, "Our relationship with Qatar is one that is strong". He later blasted Trump on Twitter as 'a @POTUS so mentally weak & intolerant of dissent he blocks USA citizens critical of his policies from even reading his latest pronouncements'. Read More »

Iran Guards claim US, Saudi 'involved' in Tehran attacks

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One eventually exploded a suicide vest while the others were killed by security forces. State TV later said four attackers took part in the parliament attack, and that eight people were wounded. In May, for example, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan warned that Tehran would " leave no area untouched " of Saudi Arabia "except Mecca and Medina", the holy cities, if Iran felt threatened. Read More »

Multiple attackers at Iran parliament, 8 wounded

Iranian media reported that four attackers inside the parliament building had been killed by security forces. There are reports that at least one of the attackers was female, or possibly just dressed as a woman. Multiple deaths in coordinated attacks. "I was inside the parliament when the shooting happened". As Iran's first Supreme Leader, Khomeini is a towering figure in the country and was its revolutionary leader in the 1979 ouster of the shah. Read More »

London terror attack: Attackers' identities unknown as raids continue

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Shortly after May spoke, London's Metropolitan Police Service said officers from its counterterrorism command arrested a dozen people in the east London suburb of Barking in connection with the attack . Applauding the United Kingdom for its strength and resilience in the face of adversity, he said: "These hateful acts do not deter us; they only strengthen our resolve". Read More »

Elite US universities defy Trump on climate change

Among the many critics of Trump's decision to withdraw was Al Gore, the former vice president and Nobel Peace Prize victor. "Are they stupid?" Kerry, a Democrat, asked. The Paris Accord defines shared goals: most significantly, a global goal of allowing the world to warm by less than 2 degrees Celsius (about 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). Read More »

Accuser describes alleged Cosby sex assault: 'I was frozen'

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Ms Feden said that in both cases, Cosby used his power and fame and a practised method of placing a young, trusting woman in an incapacitated state so he could pleasure himself sexually, "so that she couldn't say no". That night, he offered her the three blue pills, saying they were her "friends". Cosby's lawyer, Angela Agrusa, focused not on the details of the alleged assault but on other aspects of Constand's narrative, including discrepancies in several police interviews Constand gave in ... Read More »

Child found in Illinois garage may have been killed in 2013

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A woman who says she was sex trafficked in Las Vegas has led authorities to the body of a child in a vacant IL home, according to CBS affiliate KLAS . A search warrant was served in Las Vegas , and early Tuesday morning, Jason Quate arrested. The victim also indicated there were two children still in the home that Quate was abusive to. Read More »

Korea Conducted Missile Test in Anju, not Pukchang

While he admitted that rivalry between China and the USA - the world's two largest economies - was bound to occur, he also said that did not mean conflict was inevitable. "Our oldest ally in the region, Thailand, has been and will remain instrumental in addressing a wide range of regional challenges", Mr Mattis said. Read More »

Francis student headed to National Spelling Bee finals

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Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School. All spellers moved onto Wednesday's Round Two. But Kelly won't be competing in the Bee Finals on Thursday. It was announced Wednesday that students had to achieve a score of 29 or better to advance, Miller said. Read More »

IS-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament, shrine kill 12

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Officials said the shooting incident at the parliament building on Wednesday was still under way. It also claimed two suicide bombers had blown themselves up at the shrine. The lethal assaults, which killed at least 12 people and shocked the country, brought Iran's wars in Iraq and Syria to its capital at a time when emboldened Sunni Arab states - led by Saudi Arabia and backed by U.S. Read More »

West Virginia lawmakers back again to weigh taxes, budget

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Brenda Landwehr, R-Wichita, from offering amendments to provide more money for judicial branch salaries and to devote about $30 million to state mental hospitals in Osawatomie and Larned. In all, the House wants to spend $152 million less in the budget than what the Senate approved on Sunday, or 98.3 percent of the anticipated money available for next year. Read More »

Budget shows Trump's trouble figuring out Congress

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue are also testifying before House panels. And Trump's Medicaid cuts appear even bigger than those in the health care bill recently passed by House Republicans, above what would be needed to fulfill the GOP vow to repeal "Obamacare". Read More »

Comey Asked AG to Not Leave Him Alone With Trump

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The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee's open hearing will feature officials closely tied to President Donald Trump's abrupt firing last month of Comey, which sparked accusations that the Republican president had dismissed him to hinder the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe and stifle questions about possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

London Mayor Sadiq says Trump's state visit to United Kingdom should be cancelled

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President Donald Trump speaks during the Ford's Theatre Annual Gala at the Ford's Theatre in Washington, Sunday, June 4, 2017 . Trump mocked Khan's comment on Sunday, suggesting in a tweet that the mayor was downplaying the attacks. Trump tweeted Sunday. Khan had told Londoners there was no "reason to be alarmed" by an increased police presence, and said of the terrorists, "we will never let them win". Read More »

Hickenlooper could gain hero status fighting Trump's decision on Paris Agreement

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The U.S.is one of the largest polluters in the world, the second largest contributor to carbon emissions. "America has unilaterally ceded global leadership on this issue, which for years, even Republican Presidents George H.W. "Just because we got out of a club doesn't mean that we don't care about the environment". He made no mention of climate change science. However, the US move might well affect Trudeau's plans to implement a national carbon tax and his overall environmental agenda ... Read More »

James Comey asked to not be left alone with Trump

According to the Washington Post , Mr Coats discussed the conversation with other officials before deciding that fulfilling Mr Trump's request would be inappropriate. We need to start fighting back. Feinstein then said after Grassley's statement, "I very much appreciate what you've said and it's very accurate, and we were briefed". Read More »

India rejects Trump charge that it linked Paris climate accord for aid

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Pruitt said during a press briefing. President Donald Trump's bombshell announcement that he was pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement was widely panned by environmental activists and scientists , as well as major business leaders such as Tesla CEO Elon Musk and billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban . Read More »

Clapper: 'Watergate Pales' in Comparison to Russia Probe

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During remarks to reporters at the National Press Club of Australia, Clapper - never one to mince words - reflected about his long career in government. The former spy chief has been critical of Trump in the past, hitting back at the commander in chief's claim that former President Barack Obama's administration spied on his campaign. Read More »

Jeff Sessions offered to resign after rising tension with Trump

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Both versions of Trump's travel ban have been blocked by federal courts. Sessions announced his recusal shortly after he became attorney general and a day after The Washington Post revealed that he had twice met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the campaign and did not disclose that fact to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his January confirmation hearing. Read More »

Graham: 'I Just Don't Think' GOP Can Put Together Obamacare Repeal Bill

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But according to Issa, under the bill he supports, people won't really lose insurance - even though that is exactly what the Congressional Budget Office reported . "I know there's been a lot of work done at the staff level but I think we're getting to the point where. we need to make decisions and I think we're ready to land this airplane". Read More »

Trump's exit from climate pact opens up opportunities

Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of European Union, while holding a dialogue with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang made it clear that China and the EU are determined to step up their endeavors and "there is no reverse gear to the energy transition, there is no backsliding on the Paris agreement". Read More »

White House: Trump's tweets are 'official statements'

That was after he failed to disclose a conversation with Russia's ambassador to the United States during his confirmation hearing. Sanders will be taking questions regarding the latests news coming out of the Trump administration. Other presidents have become estranged from the Justice Department over time , notably President Bill Clinton, who bristled at Attorney General Janet Reno's decisions to authorize investigations into him. Read More »

USA lawmakers to press intel chiefs on Russian Federation ahead of Comey hearing

While the Post's report makes note of Coats being asked , what of Pompeo? The Senate intelligence committee is back in the national spotlight for two days of blockbuster hearings and following news that relations between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions had reached a boiling point surrounding his recusal from the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

US President Donald Trump calls for travel ban from 'certain risky countries

The president took to Twitter and in four tweets he explained his stand that undercuts his own lawyers. However Conway's husband, George Conway , a lawyer who withdrew last week from contention for a senior Justice Department job, said in a Twitter message that while Trump's tweets might "make some people feel better", they would not help the government get five votes in the Supreme Court . Read More »

Woman in granddaughter slaying was ruled sane

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Her husband, who was still at the Riverside apartment Tuesday, declined to comment. The description of Nicole Darrington-Clark and her vehicle description was released to the public. Police said Darrington Clark should be considered armed and risky and may be driving a black Hyundai Sonata. Neighbor Patty Williams told The Press-Enterprise that the wounded woman had been "stabbed everywhere". Read More »

Mueller 'won't be surprised' by Comey's testimony

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Trump has made a blanket claim that Comey told him multiple times that he was not under investigation. But he told NBC News anchor Lester Holt later in May the Russian Federation probe - though a "made-up story" according to Trump - was on his mind when he fired Comey. Read More »