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Trump may pick new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week

When asked, "Internally, from the president?" We should definitely rule out, with prejudice, any argument that the president is practicing "three-dimensional chess" - that is, the "crazy like a fox" theory suggesting that Trump is working his way through a twisty Machiavellian strategy that we mere mortals are incapable of understanding. [Full Article...]

President Trump Delivers Commencement Address at Liberty University

President Trump Delivers Commencement Address at Liberty University Trump is traveling to Lynchburg, Va., to give the commence address for the Class of 2017 at Liberty University. Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey, who was leading the agency's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, and possible ties between Moscow and the Trump presidential campaign. [Full Article...]

North Korean Launch a 'Litmus Test' for Trump and South Korean Leader

New sanctions were expected to be discussed at a closed council meeting Tuesday, the diplomats said, speaking on condition of anonymity because talks have been private. Global condemnation came quickly, with South Korea's newly-elected President Moon Jae-in calling the launch a "reckless provocation". Ji also repeated an assertion by North Korean officials that Pyongyang has successfully foiled ... [Full Article...]

Bipartisan opposition sinks proposed Oklahoma cigarette tax

Bipartisan opposition sinks proposed Oklahoma cigarette tax As House members from both parties watched the cigarette proposal fizzle, Senate President Pro Tem Mike Schulz - flanked by Republican members of his caucus - unveiled his own budget plan that would raise almost $515 million in new revenue. [Full Article...]

Thailand threatens to block Facebook

Thailand threatens to block Facebook Inset, the message users get in Thailand when attempting to access content blocked by Facebook. Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of the NBTC, went to the headquarters of the Thai Internet Service Provider Association [TISPA ] on Tuesday to inspect whether the 131 URLs had been blocked. [Full Article...]

Graham: Trump did staff a 'disservice' by changing Comey explanation

Graham: Trump did staff a 'disservice' by changing Comey explanation Turning to who might replace Comey, Josh Holmes, former chief of staff for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said on Fox News Sunday that he spoke with McConnell on Sunday. "If there are no tapes, he should apologize to both Jim Comey and the American people". At that subcommittee hearing, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, whom Trump fired in January for refusing to de... [Full Article...]

Trump Gave Classified Information To Russians During White House Visit

Trump shared information gathered by a US partner through a sensitive intelligence-sharing arrangement, the Post reported , citing current and former USA officials, who said such information had not yet been shared with US allies. Trump met with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and ambassador Sergey Kislyak one day after firing Comey, who was leading an investigation into possible collusion... [Full Article...]

NDSU softball team facing Oklahoma in NCAA tournament

NDSU softball team facing Oklahoma in NCAA tournament The streak spanned from the seventh inning versus Texas on May 7, through all seven innings of Friday's game with Oklahoma State , on into the first two innings of BU's win over Iowa State. Pete Hughes' baseball squad got in on some of the fun too, winning a huge series over fifth ranked TCU in thrilling fashion. But, the Longhorns lack signature wins this season. [Full Article...]

Banks to fight 'smash and grab' $6.2bn tax

Banks to fight 'smash and grab' $6.2bn tax Unsurprisingly, the head of the Australian bankers' Association dubbed the new tax to be: "a direct attack on jobs and growth", but he will garner little sympathy outside of banking circles. She said the biggest losers out of the Budget moves would be bank customers. "This new tax is not a well thought-out policy response to a public interest issue, it is a political tax grab to cover a budget b... [Full Article...]

Trump threatens to cancel press briefings, says Spicer 'gets beat up'

A pair of top House Democrats is calling on the White House to hand over any possible "tapes" of conversations between President Trump and former FBI Director James Comey and all communications relating to his dismissal. Comey will not appear, as previously scheduled, at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday. Senate Intel Committee Ranking Member Mark Warner said he's hoping to hear... [Full Article...]

President Trump Unleashes on Fired FBI Director James Comey and 'Fake Media'

The New York Times said Comey has told associates he declined to make a pledge of loyalty to Trump when the president requested it as the pair had dinner at the White House just seven days after his inauguration. When Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was confirmed by the Senate in April, he was widely hailed on both sides of the aisle as someone who held "universal respect and admira... [Full Article...]

President Trump Shared Secret Info about ISIS with Russians

President Trump Shared Secret Info about ISIS with Russians The intelligence relates to what is known as a special access program, or SAP, which covers some of the most classified information and is protected with unique access and security protocols. The Trump administration recently barred the use of laptops in the passenger cabin from several countries in the Middle East and is mulling the expansion of that ban to cover jets originating in Europe. [Full Article...]

Tehran's mayor drops out of Iran election to back hard-liner

Tehran's mayor drops out of Iran election to back hard-liner Supporters of the PMOI have also taken their movement to the streets, hanging banners reading "No to sham elections" or pictures of the President of the Iranian Resistance, Maryam Rajavi, in major cities across the country. I am not surprised that a leading Iran hawk wants the hard-line Iranian candidate to win, because that result could and would be used to justify ratcheting up tensions with Ira... [Full Article...]

Ford Motor to slash workforce by about 10 percent

The job cuts, expected to be outlined as early as this week, largely target salaried employees, these people said. Ford's profits sank 35% during the first quarter to $1.6 billion as higher costs for warranties, recalls and materials eroded profits. [Full Article...]

Tillerson straddles fence on U.S. climate change policy at Arctic Council

The Trump administration had not indicated whether it would continue honoring the Paris Climate Agreement, an worldwide accord obligating participating countries into taking concrete steps to reduce their carbon emissions output. will remain engaged in the work that the Arctic Council does on climate change throughout". Many nations have expressed hopes the USA will stay, but they also believe t... [Full Article...]

Five things NOT to buy your mom this Mothers Day

Five things NOT to buy your mom this Mothers Day One particular client brought one of our Sterling Silver Locket for her mother in law. They help us in making someone realise about your feeling sitting a thousand miles away. Put together pictures of you and your mom in a scrapbook. Then take them to see her for hugs and kisses. Use #Mother'sDay to post on social media. [Full Article...]

Theresa May to focus on workers' rights in manifesto

Prime Minister Theresa May will unveil a "new deal for workers", including protections for workers in the "gig economy" and statutory leave for staff who need to look after a family member. "The Tories (the Conservatives) have spent the last seven years prioritising the few, opposing Labour's proposals to give workers more rights and overseeing wage stagnation which has left people worse off... [Full Article...]

Worldwide ransomware attacks: What we know

That move, which cost just $10.69, redirected the attacks to the server of Kryptos Logic, the security company where he works. "I think it is a real wake-up call for all of us", Mr Tehan said. Investigators are looking for those behind the hack that affected systems at banks, hospitals and government agencies globally, media reports said. [Full Article...]

Australia may ban laptops on worldwide flights: Malcolm Turnbull

Australia may ban laptops on worldwide flights: Malcolm Turnbull At the time, the Australian Government said it had no intention of imposing a similar ban, but Turnbull has suggested the issue is still under consideration. At the time of the initial U.S. announcement, the government said it had no plans for such a change. The Turnbull Government is considering jumping on board a partial, but growing, Trump Administration ban based on terrorism fears of passen... [Full Article...]

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting after North Korea launches missile

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting after North Korea launches missile KCNA said Sunday's test was meant to examine the "technical details and characteristics" of a new type of rocket "capable of carrying a powerful and big nuclear warhead", and also confirmed "the reliability of the newly-developed rocket engine". [Full Article...]


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