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Flag Day program Wednesday

Flag Day program Wednesday It deserves respect, and should be displayed correctly. With reverence, respect and a pile of firewood, 476 worn, tattered and faded USA flags were ceremonially burned ("retired") on Saturday at the Cloverdale Airport. A flag should be destroyed in a dignified manner, preferably by burning, when it becomes too worn to display. "The reason is, that flag stands for our country". [Full Article...]

'We are not winning' in Afghanistan, Pentagon chief tells Congress

'We are not winning' in Afghanistan, Pentagon chief tells Congress U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told lawmakers Tuesday that the United States is not gaining in the fight to stabilize Afghanistan and vowed to present a strategy to Congress "by mid-July". We still haven't got a strategy for Afghanistan. "Despite the tremendous efforts of this committee, Congress as a whole has met the present challenge with lassitude, not leadership", Mattis said M... [Full Article...]

Bill Cosby jury to hear more of his deposition testimony

In that case he gave damaging testimony, but it did not become public until 2015. Jurors in Bill Cosby's Pennsylvania sexual assault trial are ending deliberations for the night. He urged the jury to reject the idea that Constand's sexual encounter with Cosby had been consensual. She sat in the front row during closing arguments by the defense. [Full Article...]

Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous allegations'

Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous allegations' When the Democrat tried to continue his line of question, Sessions, who has faced persistent allegations that he is somehow involved in possible collusion with Russian Federation, interrupted to further defend himself. The committee's Republican chairman, Richard Burr, asked Sessions to ask the White House if there were areas officials there would be comfortable with him answering and provide writ... [Full Article...]

McIlroy returning from another injury at Wisconsin major

Finally, in this wide-open spread, one can expect plenty of wind and that should go a long way in producing scores that look more like a typical U.S. Open golf course. For all the latest news and notes from the world of golf, please be sure to check back in with us each and every day . "I've had it to where I needed to hit gap wedge out about 100 yards into the fairway, and I've also hi... [Full Article...]

Options on Afghanistan to be presented to Trump 'very soon' - Mattis

Options on Afghanistan to be presented to Trump 'very soon' - Mattis Facing tough questions from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain , the Pentagon chief admitted Tuesday that the U.S. forces were not performing well in Afghanistan . "To that end, the [fiscal year 2018] budget is an essential step". Mattis explained that the "pace and scope" of the insular country's pursuit of both nuclear weapons and delivery capabilities was acceleratin... [Full Article...]

Deputy, husband turn selves in after murder charge

Deputy, husband turn selves in after murder charge The family is now seeking justice and feels that his death could have been prevented. Hernandez's wife and 3-year-old daughter also begged Thompson to stop but he and his wife ignored their pleas. In an explosive Friday afternoon news conference, Maria Hernandez's attorney said investigators took her cell phone and detained her for hours on the night of May 28 . [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump says her father is optimistic

The former FBI chief described being pressured by Trump to end the FBI's investigation of Russian contacts by Michael Flynn , who had briefly served as White House national security advisor. While the president and his lawyer insist James Comey lied under oath, Sen. Trump Jr. on Saturday claimed that "everything that went on in the Comey testimony was basically ridiculous". [Full Article...]

North Korea releases jailed US university student

He gave a televised confession a month later, in which he said he had tried to take the sign as a "trophy" for a USA church, adding "the aim of my task was to harm the motivation and work ethic of the Korean people". More than one year after his arrest, Fred and Cindy Warmbier pleaded with President Donald Trump to negotiate their son's release. How he was freed: Bill Richardson, a former U.... [Full Article...]

Ryan says Trump should let Mueller do his job

Ryan says Trump should let Mueller do his job Rosenstein appointed Mueller last month to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in last year's election and potential Trump campaign ties to that effort. He compared the possibility to Trump's abrupt termination of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. Rosenstein continued to defend the investigation and the Department of Justice's oversight, saying "I can as... [Full Article...]

Parents of man released from NK say he's in coma

Parents of man released from NK say he's in coma As for Rodman's arrival in Pyongyang on Tuesday, officials told The Post that the five-time National Basketball Association champion's presence in the country was a "bizarre coincidence". Yun and two doctors visit Warmbier that morning marking the first time the USA is able to confirm his status since he was sentenced in March 2016. During a subsequent press conference, which was arranged ... [Full Article...]

UVA fraternity, Rolling Stone agree to settlement

UVA fraternity, Rolling Stone agree to settlement Moyer, who is also provided legal counsel to the fraternity, wrote that the magazine will pay the $1.65 million settlement by August 31. Since the 2014 article was released, numerous lawsuits have been filed on behalf of the fraternity and members of the University of Virginia . [Full Article...]

Five facts about Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says that a history of political giving is not a disqualifier for those who work for the Department of Justice's special counsel investigating Russian interference in US elections. Sessions heads to Capitol Hill in a perilous position with his boss, with Trump reportedly growing displeased with his attorney general, notably over his recusal on the Russian Fe... [Full Article...]

Jury begins deliberating charges brought against officer who fatally shot Philando Castile

Before Castile finishes that sentence, Yanez has his hand on his own gun and is pulling it out of the holster. Two of the seven shots fired by Yanez missed Castile and nearly hit the girlfriend in the passenger seat, Diamond Reynolds, and her four-year-old daughter in the back seat, Paulsen said. [Full Article...]

Trump dismisses 'leaker' James Comey's version: 'I didn't say that'

Trump dismisses 'leaker' James Comey's version: 'I didn't say that' During his under-oath testimony, Comey's "Lordy!" But we were very, very happy and, frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said. Asked by a reporter if he had told Mr Comey to drop the investigation into Mr Flynn, Mr Trump said, "I didn't say that". [Full Article...]

Trump to take questions in wake of Comey testimony

Trump to take questions in wake of Comey testimony The committee also sent a letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn asking that he inform the committee whether the White House has ever had any recordings or memos of Comey's conversations with Trump . Trump , who had not posted on his Twitter account Thursday as Comey accused the administration of spreading "lies", struck back with an early morning tweet in which he said, "Wow, Comey is ... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump and son Barron move into the White House

More than four months after President Donald Trump moved into the White House , his wife and 11-year-old son have finally moved to the nation's capital. She also faced criticism for not officially taking up the role of the first lady while Ivanka was by her father's side on most occasions. Melania announced the news via Twitter, posting a photograph showing the White House lawns. [Full Article...]

Liquor store to get $1M after selling winning Powerball ticket

It also is a common stop for motorists passing through the area about 80 miles (130 kilometres) from Los Angeles. The lucky numbers drawn Saturday night that will claim the 10th largest lottery prize in us history are 20-26-32-38-58, and the Powerball number is 3. [Full Article...]

Trump says travel ban ruling comes at "dangerous time"

The panel of three judges appointed by President Bill Clinton faulted the travel order on two grounds. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File). Earlier in the month, the government asked the Supreme Court to stay the Hawaii injunction. "We do not anticipate any change to the current status of refugee admissions processing as a result of the 9th Circuit ruling", a State Department spokesperson told VOA Mo... [Full Article...]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Russia probe, Comey firing

Sessions will testify publicly at 2:30 p.m. ET. Watch it live here. The attorney general over the weekend agreed to speak to the same committee that heard last Thursday from fired FBI Director James Comey , to answer questions regarding the Russian Federation investigation. [Full Article...]


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