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Trump Tells Russians That Comey Firing Relieved Pressure

Trump Tells Russians That Comey Firing Relieved Pressure Staffers described President Donald Trump as "measured" when he found out former FBI Director Robert Muelller had been appointed as a special counsel to look into possible Trump campaign ties with Russian Federation. Congress will continue to carry out their own investigations. "I think we have a very divided country because of that and many other things". Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Sena... [Full Article...]

FBI's Russian Federation probe implicates top White House official

A current, senior White House adviser - not merely another former campaign aide or distant associate of President Trump - has been identified by federal investigators as a significant person of interest in a probe aimed at determining whether Trump's political team colluded with Russian Federation to meddle in the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

North Carolina's Voter ID Law Is Dead

The Rev. William Barber says in a news release that the victory is "unimaginably important for African-Americans, Latinos, all North Carolinians and the nation ". On Twitter, the NC GOP announced that it would be holding a press conference in response to the decision Monday afternoon. The law, adopted days after the Supreme Court effectively struck down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act in ... [Full Article...]

Larson takes pole for All-Star race after Busch blunder

His PR manager is none other than Caps fan and guy who once raced a NASCAR with RMNB's logo on the hood Ryan Ellis . In his final all-star weekend, Dale Earnhardt Jr . Are there any major rule differences? "This is a great moment to see the Maaco brand join forces with one of the biggest names in motor sports and our paint partners at Axalta for what will be an unbelievable evening of racin... [Full Article...]

Trump Russia inquiry: Former FBI boss to lead probe

Trump Russia inquiry: Former FBI boss to lead probe At the same time , congressional committees are continuing their own investigations, leading to some turf warfare and sniping as the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee both sought to lay claim to testimony from Comey, while the House Oversight Committee also hoped to hear from the former director. [Full Article...]

Final Confederate monument to come down in New Orleans

Final Confederate monument to come down in New Orleans Pro-monument protesters gather as the Confederate general P.G.T. Beauregard is removed Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from the entrance to City Park in New Orleans . The atmosphere Friday was nearly festive as dozens of people, some with lawn chairs, came out to see what many called history in the making. Al Kennedy, also white and a former New Orleans school board member, supported removal. [Full Article...]

Times Square crash suspect Richard Rojas 'wanted to kill them all'

Times Square crash suspect Richard Rojas 'wanted to kill them all' NYPD says Rojas has two previous drunken driving arrests. Rojas appeared subdued during a brief court appearance on Friday. Rojas was arrested for drunk driving in 2008 and 2015, and detained earlier this month on charges of menacing behavior, police said. [Full Article...]

Trump kept pushing Comey for information on Russian Federation investigation, kept wanting loyalty

The turmoil will hobble their ability to enact legislation and could ultimately jeopardize their hold on Congress. Taken at face value, the report does not appear to be referring to Flynn: the Post specifically said the person of interest is a "current" member of the president's team, who is close to Trump. [Full Article...]

Russia probe reaches current White House official, sources say

There was, Trump said, "zero" collusion with Russian Federation, and he wants to get back to the business of being president. It says the president then told Russia's foreign minister and ambassador that he "faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". [Full Article...]

'We need to see Mr. Comey's memo,' Buchanan says

'We need to see Mr. Comey's memo,' Buchanan says Speaker to call for the impeachment of the President of the United States of America for obstruction of justice". That is at least the belief of Rep. Al Green (D-TX), who called for Trump's impeachment Wednesday morning on the House floor. He also urged the lawmakers to be sober. Kim Kardashian is an outsider at 275-to-1 while Kevin Spacey, who plays President Frank Underwood in House of Cards, is... [Full Article...]

Iranian MPs to Weigh Response to New US Sanctions

The U.S. sanctioned two Iranian defense officials, an Iranian company and members of a China-based network for supporting Iran's ballistic missile program, the U.S. So as long as the deal is in place, we will be kept in the dark about everything in it. "At least as of now, it appears that drastically changing U.S. [Full Article...]

Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting, will accept prison sentence

It reported that the messages, which began when the girl was a sophomore in high school, indicated Weiner knew she was a minor. "This fall I finally came to grips with the depth of my sickness". Schaefer would not confirm if the plea was part of a deal and did not provide further details about the case. In a release, acting Manhattan U.S. [Full Article...]

U.S. airstrike hits pro-Assad forces in Syria

U.S. airstrike hits pro-Assad forces in Syria The United States has not spoken about any strikes carried out by the US-led coalition on that date. The coalition said "apparent" Russian attempts to stop pro-Assad forces from moving towards Tanf, as well as warning shots and a show of force , had failed. [Full Article...]

Duggar sisters file privacy suit against city, magazine

Duggar sisters file privacy suit against city, magazine At the time of the media firestorm in 2015 the names of the Duggar sisters were never revealed but Jessa and Jill identified themselves as two of Josh's five underage victims in an interview with Megyn Kelly on "The Kelly File". 5NewsOnline has the full original statement by the Springdale mayor, which also notes that the police department consulted not only with the city's own attorney, ... [Full Article...]

Trump pick for FBI director coming 'soon,' president says

The two held a joint press conference following their private sit down, but given the current turmoil in Washington , the media on hand was more focused on a widening Trump scandal that has snowballed daily since he fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on May 9. [Full Article...]

White House: Western Wall comments 'unauthorized,' do not represent Trump's stance

He is due to meet with Abbas in Saudi Arabia on May 21 where Trump will also see leaders from Arab Gulf nations along with heads of state and government from Pakistan, Jordan, Algeria, Yemen, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia and Iraq. Israel has dismissed concerns in the United States over plans to relocate the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem , saying the contentious issue would advance the peace process with ... [Full Article...]

Seven Sooners Earn All-Region Honors

Seven Sooners Earn All-Region Honors Wallace is the third catcher in program history to be chosen on the first team and the 17th selection overall. Five members of the 14th-ranked Louisiana Ragin' Cajun softball team have been named to the 2017 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I All-Central Region Team. [Full Article...]

Bangladesh arrests 27 men on suspicion of being gay

Bangladesh arrests 27 men on suspicion of being gay Many gays live double lives to avoid being mistreated, Agence France-Presse reported. Students were arrested before they had sex so they couldn't be prosecuted for sodomy, so they will just be charged with drug offenses. Meanwhile, two LGBT activists were hacked to death in 2016 by suspected Islamist militants in Dhaka . Under Bangladeshi law, homosexuality is a crime and Section 377 of the pen... [Full Article...]

Sudan's Bashir declines to attend Saudi summit with Trump

Sudan's Bashir declines to attend Saudi summit with Trump President Al-Bashir delegated his Office director and Presidency Minister-delegate General Taha Al-Hussein to represent him at the summit, said Sudanese News Agency. ICC prosecutors issued two warrants for al-Bashir's arrest, in March 2009 and July 2010. USA officials expressed their displeasure with the presence of Bashir at the summit and urged the host country to not invite him. [Full Article...]

Rape charges dropped but Assange faces arrest in Britain

Rape charges dropped but Assange faces arrest in Britain But the United Kingdom has not commented on whether it has received an extradition request from the USA, where Mr Assange could face trial over the leaking of hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. On Friday, they said Assange was previously wanted for " an extremely serious offence " in Sweden and the police presence around the embassy had " reflected the serious nature of that crime ". [Full Article...]


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