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Trump tells NRA: 'You have a true friend' in White House

Trump tells NRA: 'You have a true friend' in White House While campaigning, Trump came out heavily in favor of gun rights. Trump has become only the second U.S. President to address the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association (NRA) since Ronald Reagan appeared only weeks after he was shot by John Hinkley, Jr., in 1981. [Full Article...]

Former US Attorney reacts to Sessions' call for tougher sentences

Former US Attorney reacts to Sessions' call for tougher sentences But Sessions said that tougher enforcement could "reverse that trend". The directive on sentencing, coupled with the president's guidance to resume the use of private prisons, is just another illustration of how this Administration seeks to line the pockets of the wealthy and, clearly, has nothing to do with justice. [Full Article...]

Video shows 'bullying' incident days before 8-year-old took his life

The school district had refused to release the video but made a decision to do so to counter what it said was the detective's suggestion that the children who poked or nudged or kicked Gabriel were assaulting him. No one knew what had happened earlier that day, her attorneys said. District officials say police reviewed the video and no charges were filed. The statement also said the nurse contac... [Full Article...]

Investigators search farm 10 miles from scene of Rhoden family massacre

Investigators search farm 10 miles from scene of Rhoden family massacre The office would not confirm what case the search is related to or comment on the location but it is near the Adams-Pike County line. The Ohio Attorney General's Office tells WBNS that the search was related to one in Adams County on Friday. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Says He "Can't Talk About" Tapes Of Comey Conversations

Donald Trump Says He But in an interview Thursday with NBC , Trump said he had been frustrated with the FBI's Russian Federation investigation and that it was politically motivated by Democrats. And while 61% of respondents said Trump's decision did not change their opinion of the president, 30% of respondents said they had a less favorable impression of Trump now, versus just 6% who said they had a more favorable ... [Full Article...]

Christian Liberty University gives Trump warm welcome

Christian Liberty University gives Trump warm welcome Trump said. "The future belongs to the people who follow their heart no matter what the critics say because they truly believe in their vision". Trump kept to an upbeat message in his first extended public appearance since firing James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director this week, saying the lawyer and veteran prosecutor was an incompetent "showboat" and "grandstander". [Full Article...]

Trump calls for stronger sanctions on North Korea after missile

A USA defense official confirmed that it flew that far, but said the United States was still investigating to determine the type of missile. It said President Donald Trump's "maximum pressure and engagement" policy is only aimed at "stifling us" and will compel the North to "strengthen our nuclear deterrent at the maximum speed". [Full Article...]

Mom of Ohio boy who killed himself vows he 'will be heard'

Gabriel was at school January 24 when, as seen on a choppy surveillance video the Cincinnati Public Schools system released Friday, he apparently tried to shake hands with a boy who had hit another child. "Later that night he was nauseous and had fainted and thrown up a couple of times and she took him to the hospital". His devastated mum explained how her little boy took his own life after su... [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions Pushes For Harsher Punishments For Non-Violent Drug Offenders

Jeff Sessions Pushes For Harsher Punishments For Non-Violent Drug Offenders He suggests filing "the most serious, readily provable" charges with include substantial punishment and mandatory minimum sentences . Johnson said this mandate may take away from concentrating on serious larger criminals. "If you are a drug trafficker, we will not look the other way", Sessions said Friday at the Justice Department. The NAACP released the following statement regarding the ... [Full Article...]

Arctic Council Pressures Tillerson To Take Action On Climate Change

The New York Times in March reported the Trump administration was split on the Paris agreement , with Tillerson and White House adviser Ivanka Trump urging for the U.S.to stay in. President Donald Trump, who has called global warming a hoax , has moved aggressively to unravel programs that reduce emissions, saying the policies hobble USA economic growth. [Full Article...]

Torch-wielding group protests Confederate statue removal

Pro-statue protesters were met with pro-equality protesters on Saturday. White nationalist and self proclaimed "alt-right" leader Richard Spencer was on hand, as an assembled crowd of dozens led chants of "you will not replace us", " Russia is our friend ", and "blood and soil". [Full Article...]

Trump says he planned to fire James Comey regardless of DOJ recommendation

Trump says he planned to fire James Comey regardless of DOJ recommendation McCabe told a Senate panel it was not "standard practice" to tell an individual whether they are or are not under investigation. Trump and Comey's relationship was strained early on, in part because of the president's explosive and unsubstantiated claims that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. [Full Article...]

Frustrated Trump threatens fired Federal Bureau of Investigation boss as new questions swirl

Frustrated Trump threatens fired Federal Bureau of Investigation boss as new questions swirl When the president fired Comey, it made him the first since Nixon to fire a law enforcement official officially investigating something tied to the White House. Meanwhile, President Trump is facing growing questions about whether he secretly recorded his conversations with Mr Comey. Trump wrote . He concluded the series with a tweet calling the investigation into Russian interference in the ele... [Full Article...]

Texas men's tennis rallies to advance at NCAA Championships

Texas men's tennis rallies to advance at NCAA Championships NU's Chris Ephron/Michael Lorenzini topped J.T. Nishimura/Bjorn Hoffmann (more on him in a bit), 6-2, before clinching the point with a win by Sam Shropshire/Konrad Zieba over Filip Bergevi/Florian Lakat, 6-4. Martin Redlicki put the capper on the shutout as he defeated Gustav Hansson 6-3, 6-2. Denton said his team showed grit and poise in the latter half of doubles play that allowed A&M to ta... [Full Article...]

This Texas Bill Could Keep Trans Kids Out of Sports

This Texas Bill Could Keep Trans Kids Out of Sports Greg Abbott urging fellow members of his party to support it and even calling pastors at evangelical churches around the state to increase public pressure. The UIL has a ban on steroids but its rules allow their use if they have been "dispensed, prescribed, delivered and administered by a medical practitioner for a valid medical goal". [Full Article...]

Judge finds probable cause to charge Amtrak engineer in fatal derailment

But at state level, the Pennsylvania Attorney General , Josh Shapiro, said the scope of his charges "go beyond" what was considered in the Philadelphia case. The New York-bound Amtrak 188 entered the curve going more than double the speed limit, flinging multiple train cars free from the tracks and tearing up some of the railway's I-beams. [Full Article...]

White House contradictions: Donald Trump says Comey fired for being a 'showboat'

The Republican president also gave further details of his account that Comey informed him three times that he was not under investigation. The FBI chief's dismissal came as he was leading an investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. [Full Article...]

Woman who works near nursing home heard gunshots

Woman who works near nursing home heard gunshots Police found the gunman dead in the nursing home in Kirkersville , a village of about 500 people about 20 miles east of downtown Columbus , authorities said. After that, her five dogs "went insane", making it hard to know if there were more fired. Special agent Michael Trout from the BCI says seven special investigation agents are now conducting interviews and three crime scene agents are on t... [Full Article...]

Philadelphia Amtrak crash: Driver faces criminal charges

When the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office announced on May 9 that they would not be pressing charges against Bostian, prosecutors said they did not feel they not prove criminal intent nor knowledge - based on interviews with multiple detectives, railroad-safety experts and Amtrak officials. [Full Article...]

Sessions Orders Longer Prison Sentences, Reversing Obama-era Policy

Sessions Orders Longer Prison Sentences, Reversing Obama-era Policy The most "serious" crimes are determined by which offenses carry the longest sentences, according to guidelines. Obama administration officials cited that decline and a drop in the overall number of drug prosecutions as evidence that policies were working as intended. [Full Article...]


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