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Flynn rejects Senate subpoena, won't testify about Russian Federation and Trump campaign

Meanwhile, Speaker of House Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, worked hard at a news conference Thursday to demonstrate that the Russia-gate hubbub was not preventing Congress from pushing forward on other fronts. Trump has cast himself throughout the Russian Federation investigation as an aggrieved president who is being mistreated by the media. He wrote on Twitter that the investigation into pos... [Full Article...]

Tornadoes touch down in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas

Tornadoes touch down in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas Elk City Public Schools were canceled for Wednesday, the school system said in a statement. Homes and structures were severely damaged as separate EF2 twisters struck a mobile home park in Wisconsin and a subdivision in Oklahoma. The National Weather Service confirmed the EF3 tornado was actually on the ground for 27 miles with maximum winds of about 165 mph. The twisters were among up to 29... [Full Article...]

Tornado touches down in southwest Oklahoma, no injuries reported

Tornado touches down in southwest Oklahoma, no injuries reported The Whitewater Unified School District canceled classes at its five schools because of a lack of electricity. It destroyed dozens of homes, killed a man, 46-year-old Eric Gavin, and injured at least 25 other people, some seriously, authorities said. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation probe 'divides' the country

Rosenstein, who was appointed U.S. Attorney by President George W. Bush and held the job for the entire Obama administration, didn't immediately embrace the idea of a special counsel. Trump has long bristled at the notion that Russian Federation played any role in his November election victory, and has denied any collusion between his campaign and Moscow. [Full Article...]

Justice Official Knew Trump Planned to Fire Comey, Senators Say

It may unite Trump's core supporters - a group that had begun showing some signs of wavering even before the latest batch of news, polls indicated. The appointment of the Special Counsel comes just as a memo from the fired FBI director surfaced indicating that the president had asked him to end an investigation of former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn. [Full Article...]

Times Square car incident

Times Square car incident An injured man is helped on the sidewalk in Times Square after a speeding vehicle struck pedestrians on the sidewalk in New York City, May 18, 2017 . "The auto caught fire straight away", Mr Balde said. "It could've been me". She continued: "I wouldn't be here now if I hadn't crossed the street. It happened too fast". [Full Article...]

Betsy DeVos Got Loudly Booed And Protested At Her HBCU Keynote Speech

Betsy DeVos Got Loudly Booed And Protested At Her HBCU Keynote Speech But her voice could barely be heard over the auditorium full of booing students, who shouted and spoke over DeVos in an effort to stop her address. Anger towards DeVos is about more than her being an extension of President Donald Trump, however. [Full Article...]

Cornyn, Gowdy among candidates to replace Comey at Federal Bureau of Investigation

The White House initially said Comey was sacked on the recommendation of the two top officials at the Justice Department. The president's original dismissal letter to Comey indicated that he was being fired for his handling of the Clinton email probe. [Full Article...]

Two Dead After Tornado Rips Through Wisconsin And Oklahoma On Tuesday

Fitzgerald said 17 people were transported from the scene to area hospitals, while another five to 10 had minor injuries and declined treatment. One person was confirmed dead and two dozen injured. Park residents had been notified of the storm and tornado warning via sirens and CodeRed-the county's email, text and call alert system. In northern Wisconsin , state emergency management officials a... [Full Article...]

Trump slams Comey, once more dismisses Russian Federation probe as "witch hunt"

Trump said , "The entire thing has been a witch hunt. Zero", Trump said, standing next to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who was meeting with Trump at the White House, prompting the presser. Now Mueller will have almost unfettered access to witnesses and information, and the ability to bring criminal charges. At the lunch, Trump portrayed the investigation as one driven by the Democr... [Full Article...]

Always Dreaming, Classic Empire are neighbors in Preakness

Always Dreaming, Classic Empire are neighbors in Preakness Always Dreaming has already shown in just six career starts that he's more talented than Super Saver, who happened to run the race of his life on the best day possible. Casse insists the Preakness isn't about revenge, although he likened his horse to Rocky Balboa. Casse likes the neighboring posts. "Governor (Larry) Hogan has made it clear that he wants to see the Preakness stay in Baltim... [Full Article...]

Trump says he did not ask Comey to end investigation

Trump says he did not ask Comey to end investigation Rosenstein was thrust into the spotlight last week when a memo he wrote was initially cited by the Trump administration as the rationale for firing FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the FBI's investigation of Trump-Russia contacts. Trump then spoke at length about his decision to fire Comey and indicated he thought it would be a more popular decision among Democrats. President Donald Tru... [Full Article...]

White House bathed in blue for Peace Officer's Memorial Day

White House bathed in blue for Peace Officer's Memorial Day President Donald Trump, appearing at a memorial service honoring 394 police officers killed in the line of duty in the past year, reiterated his support for law enforcement and criticized verbal and physical "attacks" on them. President Trump said that "attacks on our police are a stain on the fabric of our society". As part of the societal mission to make communities safer, the Justice Network ... [Full Article...]

Lauded rocker Chris Cornell killed himself by hanging

Lauded rocker Chris Cornell killed himself by hanging In 2006, his song "You Know My Name" for the film Casino Royale won a Golden Globe award. "What I look forward to the most - because I tour so much, especially the last couple of years, by myself - is the camaraderie". The group formed in 1990 and released one album in tribute to Andrew Wood, the lead singer of Mother Love Bone, who died of a heroin overdose that year. [Full Article...]

Medical examiner confirms media speculation on Chris Cornell's cause of death

Medical examiner confirms media speculation on Chris Cornell's cause of death It's also being reported that Cornell closed out the Soundgarden show on Wednesday with "Slaves & Bulldozers" which included a bit of Led Zeppelin's "In My Time of Dying ". The group formed in 1990 and released one album in tribute to Andrew Wood, the lead singer of Mother Love Bone, who died of a heroin overdose that year. [Full Article...]

New Orleans: Next Confederate statue falls to cheers, jeers

New Orleans: Next Confederate statue falls to cheers, jeers According to WWL-TV Reporter Duke Carter, police said Beauregard's name would be removed from the base, however, the rest of the base would remain. The city of New Orleans has removed yet another monument earlier this morning. However, while some view the statues as shrines to slavery and racism, others believe they are a legitimate way to honour American history and have no bearing on the mod... [Full Article...]

Trump Creating Commission on Voter Fraud, Suppression

Kobach announced on Fox News last month that he wasn't leaving his job, putting an end to months of speculation that he'd join the Trump administration. Comey. Kobach is nearly single-handedly responsible for some of the nation's strictest immigration laws in at least a half-dozen states - he not only writes the laws, but advocates for them and battles on their behalf in court . [Full Article...]

1 in 6 newlywed spouses married a different race or ethnicity

1 in 6 newlywed spouses married a different race or ethnicity Overall, 1 in 10 people — or 11 million — in the United States have spouses of a different race or ethnicity. The most dramatic increases have been among African-Americans, though black men are much more likely than black women to intermarry. [Full Article...]

Senator says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena, correcting earlier statement

Senator says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena, correcting earlier statement Trump's beleaguered White House was hit with yet another explosive allegation on Wednesday, after a New York Times report alleged that the US President's transition team knew that Flynn.was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey weeks before the President's inauguration. [Full Article...]

Democratic Texas congressman calls for Trump's impeachment

It simply means that the House of Representatives will bring charges against the President. Richard Nixon famously faced impeachment proceedings related the Watergate scandal of the 1970s, but resigned before they could begin. "None of this makes his actions correct, but they do make his actions legal", Professor Turley says. Many of those who call for articles of impeachment to be prepared poin... [Full Article...]


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