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Mormon Church Pulling Older Teens From Boy Scouts

The church is continuing to support the Cub Scouts for boys between 8 and 10 years old and for Boy Scouts between 11 and 13. That's out of a total of 23,000 Scouts in troops that are part of the council. "In most congregations in the United States and Canada, young men ages 14-18 are not being served well by the Varsity or Venturing programs, which have historically been hard to implement within t... [Full Article...]

President Trump warns Comey about 'leaking', implies talks were recorded

White House officials said Trump is considering almost a dozen candidates to replace Comey, Including Texas Sen. The letter released by the White House, dated March 8, said the tax returns did not reflect any Trump income from Russian sources, aside from money earned during the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow and the 2008 sale of a Florida estate to a Russian billionaire. [Full Article...]

Spicer: Sally Yates Was A "Strong Supporter" Of Hillary Clinton

Spicer: Sally Yates Was A As Republican President Abraham Lincoln once noted in a different context, the former U.S.S.R.is even today a nation where "despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy". Then in late December or early January, someone working under Obama's own national security adviser, Susan Rice, unmasked routine NSA intercepts of the Russian ambassador. [Full Article...]

NAACP Statement on the Mythology of Voter Fraud

NAACP Statement on the Mythology of Voter Fraud Despite any evidence of voter fraud, this administration is expending public funds to address an issue which, quite simply, does not exist. The commission will utilise all available data, including state and federal databases. "State laws making it harder and harder for Americans to vote by imposing strict ID requirements and reducing early voting are rooted in lies about voter fraud". [Full Article...]

Confederate Statue Comes Down New Orleans

Confederate Statue Comes Down New Orleans But she thinks Mayor Mitch Landrieu's initiative to remove four monuments to Confederate-era figures was a mistake. But word about the plans spread Wednesday when the principal of a nearby school told parents in a letter that she'd been told the removal would happen overnight, and that they should know a street would be blocked off in the morning, CNN affiliate WGNO-TV reported . [Full Article...]

Trump urges peace between Russian Federation and Ukraine

Trump urges peace between Russian Federation and Ukraine The White House was evidently duped into believing that the Russian with the camera was the state photographer assigned to Lavrov, not also a member of TASS. President Trump and Vladimir Putin have a date. The White House defended the decision not to allow any independent press into the meeting. USA presidential spokeswoman said the permission to let a Russian reporter make photos of the Trump-L... [Full Article...]

OH police chief, 2 nursing home workers killed by gunman

Thorp said Disario was the first person to respond to a report of a person with a gun at the nursing home. One of the vehicles searched was at a nearby gas station in Kirkersville in central Ohio . Ohio Gov. John Kasich tweeted that he was "shocked & pained by the horrific shooting in Kirkersville , ask for prayers for those injured". Authorities say a gunman shot Kirkersville Polic... [Full Article...]

Gillibrand urges Senate GOP to reject 'cruel' health care plan

Gillibrand urges Senate GOP to reject 'cruel' health care plan They even approved the bill before the Congressional Budget Office had time to determine its cost and impact - a giant red flag. Eager to check off a top campaign promise, Trump sought Sunday to pressure Senate Republicans on the issue. [Full Article...]

Acting FBI director undercuts White House on Comey firing

In the tweet, Trump also warned Comey about leaking to the press: "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" After all, Trump has made much less cryptic claims on Twitter about things that were entirely untrue, like his claims of widespread voter fraud or his accusation that President Obama had wiretapped him. [Full Article...]

Trump says, I was going to fire Comey anyway

Trump disparaged Comey as "a showboat" and "a grandstander" in an interview with NBC News aired Thursday. McCabe also told Collins he wasn't familiar with any meeting Comey had with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to request more resources for the Russian Federation investigation. [Full Article...]

Officer shot responding to active shooter scene in Ohio

The gunman was in a wooded area behind the nursing home when he encountered two passers-by, whom he temporarily took hostage. Police did not immediately release further detail on the shooting or the officer's condition. It is unclear how the shooter gained access to the building, which was usually secured, Thorp said. As of May 3, 2017, there were 23 residents at the facility. [Full Article...]

Four dead in shooting at U.S. nursing home

Disario, responding to a report of a man with a gun, apparently encountered the gunman in that area. "We don't know the cause or the objective or what drove this individual to do this", Thorp said, adding that was being investigated. Disario had only been on the job for about three weeks. When authorities entered the nursing home, they found three other people dead. A local elementary school... [Full Article...]

Trump refuses to commit to Sean Spicer when pressed by Fox News

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer wouldn't say whether Trump is recording people. "I think the president wants loyalty to this country and to the rule of law", he said. His threat to cancel press briefings? Trump wrote in one of seven tweets published Friday morning. When everything is a big story, nothing is. [Full Article...]

Is Trump Taping Conversations in the Oval Office? Sean Spicer Won't Say

Trump had tweeted, "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" "These White House tapes could accelerate current investigations as previous tapes have aided past inquiries", Krishnamoorthi said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Senate keeps Obama-era climate change regulation

Senate keeps Obama-era climate change regulation The resolution would have revoked the rule and prevented similar regulations from being introduced. The rule, finalized by President Barack Obama in his last weeks in office, updated 30-year-old regulations that govern flaring, venting and natural gas leaks from oil and gas production. [Full Article...]

Lawmaker: Vet citizenship of non-English-speaking schoolkids

Lawmaker: Vet citizenship of non-English-speaking schoolkids An Oklahoma Republican sparked controversy after he suggested turning over thousands of the state's non-English speaking students to Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a way to save money. That means Ritze's suggestion is not only insensitive, but it would also be illegal. The 1982 Supreme Court decision Plyler v. Doe prohibits states from denying education to undocumented immigrants. [Full Article...]

Penguins Fall To Michigan In NCAA Tournament First Round

Penguins Fall To Michigan In NCAA Tournament First Round We had trouble finding the ball. "Navy came out really strong, really hard, they had nothing to lose. They don't get another shot at this; I get three more years, so I'm lucky", Rosenzweig said. UCLA fell to Pepperdine 5-2 in February. Gabby Rosenzweig and Alex Condon supplied the other two tallies, as Rosenzweig forced a Navy turnover and took it the length of the field for a man-down sc... [Full Article...]

Trump acknowledges his White House may be 'combative'

The New York Times reported a year ago that President Barack Obama exactly seven lightly salted almonds every night for a snack and rarely drank anything with caffeine. Time also joined Mr. Trump for a four-course meal, which revealed some of his personal preferences. With the salad course, Trump is served what appears to be Thousand Island dressing instead of the creamy vinaigrette for his gu... [Full Article...]

Man Suspected In Girl's Abduction In Ohio Arrested In Sharon

Man Suspected In Girl's Abduction In Ohio Arrested In Sharon Bove, a registered sex offender in OH, reportedly was on an outing with the victim earlier this week and did not take her back home. Ashtabula County authorities have linked a suspect arrested in Sharon with the kidnapping and death of a 13-year-old girl. [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer absent from briefings during key week for Trump

Sean Spicer absent from briefings during key week for Trump On Friday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was repeatedly and directly asked if President Trump is recording conversations in the Oval Office. You know Sean Spicer . Asked if Mr Spicer would carry on as his spokesman, Mr Trump replied: "He's doing a good job but he gets beat up". Former National Security Agency lawyer Susan Hennessey wrote in Lawfare blog on Tuesday that "getting rid ... [Full Article...]


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