• Senate committee starts probe on campaign collusion - between Lynch and Clinton
Senate committee starts probe on campaign collusion - between Lynch and Clinton

Lynch declined to comment at the time. President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9, citing a memo by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation director of mishandling the Clinton email probe, among other things.

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  • Governor urges lawmakers to end 'unnecessary' budget impasse
Governor urges lawmakers to end 'unnecessary' budget impasse

The new fiscal year begins July 1. Meanwhile, Democrats say Republicans have been in attack mode. Further, Speaker Madigan has not indicated how the State House and he will vote on the newly proposed Senate-Rauner Grand Bargain, part 2 .

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  • List of GOP lawmakers found in Virginia shooter's pocket
List of GOP lawmakers found in Virginia shooter's pocket

Ryan identified the others shot as Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika and Zack Barth, a staffer for Rep. Roger Williams, a Texas Republican. "He is now listed in fair condition and is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation", according to the statement from the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where Scalise is being treate...

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  • Severe storms for parts of Oklahoma Tuesday
Severe storms for parts of Oklahoma Tuesday

Strong to severe storms are moving through the Chicago area Wednesday afternoon. The heat index during the day this week will remain in the upper 90's. Update 9:20 a.m.: The National Weather Service in Tulsa issued a thunderstorm warning for parts of Okmulgee and Okfuskee counties. Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostl...

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  • The Supreme Court rejects rule banning offensive trademarks
The Supreme Court rejects rule banning offensive trademarks

It offends a bedrock First Amendment principle: "Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend". But even in this sort of program, the court held, viewpoint discrimination - including against allegedly racially offensive viewpoints - is unconstitutional.

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  • White House moves travel ban date to avoid mooting case
White House moves travel ban date to avoid mooting case

The ruling by a three-judge bench of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit was against the revised travel ban . US Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended President Donald Trump's executive order that imposes a travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations, and said the visa ban was about national security and not a step agai...

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  • Bill stops tax credits for those in USA illegally
Bill stops tax credits for those in USA illegally

The uproar about a Senate health care bill that critics say is being written in secret comes just weeks after similar accusations were leveled at House Republicans. "You couldn't have a more partisan process than what you're engaged in right now". Now, while the media and American citizens are fixated on each daily warp of the soap operatic pre...

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  • Inland Maine under flash flood watch ahead of Monday's thunderstorms
Inland Maine under flash flood watch ahead of Monday's thunderstorms

Stormy weather is predicted for much of upstate NY later Sunday, and with that, some areas could see heavy rains with the potential to cause flooding. Never attempt to drive, swim, or walk through flooded areas. Temperatures in the 80s and dew points in the 60s will set the stage for scattered thunderstorms that will likely feature gusty winds, f...

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  • Scalise doctor hopes for 'excellent recovery' despite risk
Scalise doctor hopes for 'excellent recovery' despite risk

Doctors "fully expect him to walk", Sava said, "and hopefully run". During the baseball practice on Wednesday, a gunman opened fire , injuring Scalise, congressional staffer Zach Barth, Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika and two members of the Capitol Police force, Crystal Griner and David Bailey.

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  • Philando Castile's Mom Decries The Justice System That Failed Her Son
Philando Castile's Mom Decries The Justice System That Failed Her Son

He Yanez been found guilty, he could have faced up to 20 years in prison on charges of endangering safety by discharging a firearm and second degree manslaughter. Shortly thereafter, Yanez opened fire. The 32-year-old Castile was black and Yanez, 29, is Mexican-American. The footage sparked protests across the United States and further exposed ...

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  • Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch
Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch

Capitol Police officer David Bailey - one of the heroes who took out shooter James T. Hodgkinson - opened the Congressional Baseball game with an emotional ceremony. Bailey has been a Capitol Hill Police officer since 2008. Griner finished high school in 2002 and went on to Hood College in Frederick. Griner and others injured in the shooti...

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  • Ryan, Pelosi back 'Team Scalise' at congressional baseball game
Ryan, Pelosi back 'Team Scalise' at congressional baseball game

This was not about "the other", the shooter with a odd name and an allegiance to some foreign terrorist screed. Sure wasn't expecting that on an early Wednesday morning. He says: "Steve in his own way may have brought some unity to our long-divided country". "But to have a full detail following 535 people around would obviously cost prohibitive",...

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  • Healey, Democratic attorneys general defend student loan protections
Healey, Democratic attorneys general defend student loan protections

In a letter dated Monday to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos , the lawmakers said some of the changes removed requirements aimed at protecting student borrowers and helping them repay loans. Eight states and the District of Columbia filed a motion in federal court Tuesday seeking to retain the rules. Almost 4,500 American Career Institute st...

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  • Shooting at San Francisco UPS center, police say
Shooting at San Francisco UPS center, police say

Auto shop owner Robert Kim said he heard about five to eight rapid gunshots. He said another group of about 10 people gathered on the roof and held up their hands waving for help. The next thing he knew, he said, "a mob of UPS drivers" was running down the street screaming "shooter, shooter". The Special Ops continues to search the building for add...

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  • Injured staffer worked for Texas Republicans
Injured staffer worked for Texas Republicans

Williams, who has been playing on the Republicans' congressional baseball team for a decade, witnessed the shooting, but was not shot himself, although he sustained injuries while attempting to escape the shooter, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson .

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  • Another US appeals court refuses to revive Trump travel ban
Another US appeals court refuses to revive Trump travel ban

President Donald Trump criticized the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday for upholding a block on his revised travel ban at, what he called, "such a risky time in the history of our country ". Supreme Court at that time. The 4th Circuit found the policy unconstitutional on that basis. On Monday, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circui...

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  • Video shows Penn State frat pledge in agony after fall
Video shows Penn State frat pledge in agony after fall

Most of the 18 fraternity members facing charges related to the alleged hazing death of a Penn State University pledge are expected in court Monday as prosecutors plan to play about three hours of security video from the Beta Theta Pi house during the last few hours of Timothy Piazza's life.

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  • Trump official leaves early at G7 environment summit
Trump official leaves early at G7 environment summit

Pruitt's departure comes just days after Trump announced the USA would withdraw from the Paris Agreement , a global pact created to fight against climate change . According to the Paris Agreement you can withdraw, but you have to be ... The magazine portrayed Trudeau's position as a key factor that would make it hard for other countries to...

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  • Senate Committee Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs
Senate Committee Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs

Sen. Angus King of ME, an Independent who caucuses with Democrats, picked up on Heinrich's questions, demanding a "legal justification" for why Rogers and Coats were not answering questions. A day later Comey is scheduled to testify before the same Senate Committee. "What you feel isn't relevant, admiral. I served on the committee here ...

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  • Texas DA wants grand jury review of death involving deputy
Texas DA wants grand jury review of death involving deputy

According to Fox 26, Hernandez's family is fearful of speaking out because no arrests have been made and it is unclear if anyone will be arrested. The Harris County medical examiner ruled Tuesday that 24-year-old John Hernandez died of asphyxiation caused by strangulation and chest compression.

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  • Kuwait tries to mediate crisis between Qatar, Arab nations
Kuwait tries to mediate crisis between Qatar, Arab nations

The emir of Kuwait is mediating in the dispute and the president of Turkey has also offered to help, saying isolation and sanctions will not resolve the crisis. The emirate has directly and indirectly supported Islamist groups across the Arab world, including the Muslim Brotherhood. What is happening in Qatar? A poster of the Emir of Qatar ...

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  • Church bus crashes near Atlanta, killing 1
Church bus crashes near Atlanta, killing 1

Smith said at least 10 other people received medical attention at the scene but were not taken to the hospital. A church bus with Alabama high schoolers on board overturned while headed to the Atlanta airport this afternoon, according to the church.

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  • Powerball prize now 10th largest after months without winner
Powerball prize now 10th largest after months without winner

The next POWERBALL drawing will be held Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 10:59 p.m. ET, tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. ET to be eligible for this drawing. Powerball is played in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A ticket sold in northeast Pennsylvania matched all five white balls, but not the red Power...

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  • States File Supreme Court Briefs to Reinstate Trump Travel Ban
States File Supreme Court Briefs to Reinstate Trump Travel Ban

Trump also said the Justice Department should ask for an "expedited hearing" on the second ban and "seek much tougher version!" Trump has said his proposed ban, a centrepiece of his 2016 presidential campaign, is necessary to protect Americans from terrorist attacks .

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  • Dispute erupts over House intel panel's subpoenas for CIA, FBI
Dispute erupts over House intel panel's subpoenas for CIA, FBI

Nunes stepped aside from the Russian Federation investigation in early April after bypassing his fellow committee members the month before to brief Trump and the press on classified intelligence that he said showed Trump and his transition team had been "incidentally" surveilled after the election.

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  • For First Time In 4 Years, Solo Speller Claims National Bee Crown
For First Time In 4 Years, Solo Speller Claims National Bee Crown

The 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in the United States brought together 291 participants from all over the US and six other countries namely the Bahamas, Canada, Ghana, Jamaica, Japan and South Korea. "I'm so happy right now". Here are some memorable words from Thursday's final rounds of the bee. At one point in the competition, you could see ...

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  • Suspect accused of stealing Portland stabbing victim's wedding ring and backpack arrested
Suspect accused of stealing Portland stabbing victim's wedding ring and backpack arrested

It remains unclear if this other bag was also stolen or belonged to the suspect. Police say the backpack contains "personal items important to the Best family", but declined to give additional details. Following the attack, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler published a statement in which he lauded Best, Meche and Fletcher as heroes. The stabbings attrac...

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  • Ex-president of Penn State going to jail in sex abuse case
Ex-president of Penn State going to jail in sex abuse case

The scandal led to the firing of longtime football coach Joe Paterno shortly after Sandusky's arrest, and he died of cancer two months later at the age of 85. Still, his lawyer has indicated he will appeal the verdict, which is likely to delay any jail time. "He was a complete and utter failure as a leader when it mattered most", prosecutor Lau...

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  • Police release Woods DUI arrest video
Police release Woods DUI arrest video

Before they start, Woods puts his right foot on the hood of the officer's vehicle, and spends some time tying his shoe. The S65, an enormous luxury sedan powered by a 621-horespower 6.0-liter twin turbo V12, would have rung up at about $220,000 if Woods bought it brand new two years ago.

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  • 'Something strange' is going on with Trump's Twitter, experts say
'Something strange' is going on with Trump's Twitter, experts say

It came to this conclusion using a methodology that looks at each user's number of tweets, the date of their last tweet and their ratio of followers to friends. While there isn't a universally accepted definition of a "fake Twitter user", in this case "fake" refers to an account created exclusively for following others.

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