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Trump says Portland hate crime "unacceptable"

He also was charged with misdemeanors: two counts of second-degree intimidation and a count of being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon , police said . Watching from the front row was Micah Fletcher, a stabbing victim who survived. The family of one the men stabbed to death while trying to protect a train passenger from racial abuse, has called on Donald Trump to speak out ag... [Full Article...]

Gov. Walker wants transportation funding kept in the full state budget

Gov. Walker wants transportation funding kept in the full state budget The Janesville work isn't funded yet and hasn't been bid. Assembly Republicans have put forth a proposal that would increase sales tax on gas to help pay for road projects. "But it would have to include a reduction in the gas tax for Wisconsin residents". "I believe, in fact, we will get it done". In fact, many analysts and state lawmakers say tolling would be at least four years off even if the s... [Full Article...]

Dayton OKs most of budget, aims for second overtime session

Dayton OKs most of budget, aims for second overtime session The governor did veto one item: a pre-emption bill that would prohibit cities from creating local labor laws, such as setting wages. He is allowing the Tax Bill to become law without his signature. The speaker said that he expects to call the House Rules Committee into a meeting to discuss starting legal action. "Of course, I've been surprised many times before", said Dahms. [Full Article...]

Cleveland takes action on cop who killed 12-year-old boy

Cleveland takes action on cop who killed 12-year-old boy Officials said Loehmann's firing stemmed from answers he gave on his personal history statement while he was applying for a job with the Cleveland PD - not from his actual conduct on the day he shot Rice. The officers on the scene, Loehmann and Frank Garmback , hadn't delivered first aid, a role left to an Federal Bureau of Investigation officer who happened to be nearby. [Full Article...]

#GoSilent to honor the fallen this Memorial Day

#GoSilent to honor the fallen this Memorial Day Winter Garden resident and former city commission Theo Graham was recognized for his dedication at the city's annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 29. Walk of Honor bricks are dedicated to veterans twice each year during Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies. "I wear a lot of hats and I wear them proudly and I would do it again". [Full Article...]

Top staffer quits as Trump seeks overhaul

Top staffer quits as Trump seeks overhaul President Donald Trump says Russian officials "must be laughing at the U.S". Trump may take a few questions from the press when he's on the road, and will take more questions when he's appearing at photo ops with foreign leaders. The reality is, a review of the President's income from the last 10 years showed he had virtually no financial ties at all. "The media get to decide what is big an... [Full Article...]

Trump's communications director set to leave W.House: Trump adviser

Trump's communications director set to leave W.House: Trump adviser The job of White House communications director is, oddly, largely a behind-the-scenes post , one that involves planning the president's messaging through press outreach, social media, travel and other means. Sean Spicer will deliver an on-camera press briefing this afternoon but not every day any longer, as more briefings will be off camera (but still on the record). [Full Article...]

JFK's life, legacy celebrated on centennial

Navy. In other arts news, Boston Ballet 's The Sleeping Beauty wrapped up its final performance at the Opera House this weekend. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. FILE - In this June 29, 1962 file photo, U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Mexican President Adolfo Lopez Mateos are showered with confetti and paper as they travel down a boulevard in Mexico City, s... [Full Article...]

Officer hit, injured by carjacked SUV

Officer hit, injured by carjacked SUV A plainclothes Baltimore police detective's vehicle was hit by a carjacked SUV, injuring the detective. A marked police vehicle had stopped another auto just after 10 a.m.in the area of Brendan Avenue and Juneway Road, and during that traffic stop, a Saturn SUV drove by and sped off. [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner Didn't Suggest Back Channel, the Russians Did

Trump has called the Russian Federation inquiry a "witch hunt" and the talk of a collusion "a total hoax", although he also has hedged his denials when it comes to those around him. "It's both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable", Kelly said. "Any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organisations that are maybe not particularly friendly to us, is a good thing and, again, i... [Full Article...]

Town that denied mosque permit to pay Islamic group $3.25M

Town that denied mosque permit to pay Islamic group $3.25M The DOJ's complaint alleged the township denied the application to build a mosque using standards it had not applied to other religious and nonreligious groups in the past. The Islamic Society of Basking Ridge sued Bernards Township a year ago, claiming the town changed its zoning ordinances in order to deny the group's plans. [Full Article...]

Cleveland Browns give Christian Kirksey 4-year, $38 million extension

Cleveland Browns give Christian Kirksey 4-year, $38 million extension The Browns have overhauled their coaching staff and front office since drafting Christian Kirksey in the third round of the 2014 draft, but the new people in charge aren't looking to move on from the linebacker. On Tuesday, Cleveland locked up Kirksey for what the club hopes will be better seasons ahead. So far in his career, Kirksey has tallied 29 starts, 271 tackles, 8 sacks, 7 passes defend... [Full Article...]

Deadly tornado near Chetek rated a strong EF2

Deadly tornado near Chetek rated a strong EF2 Workers save turkeys that survived the tornado that badly damaged several poultry barns in Chetak, Wisconsin . One person is dead and more than two dozen people are recovering after a tornado ripped through western Wisconsin Tuesday evening , leveling trees and power lines and ravaging a mobile home park. [Full Article...]

Miss. teen: He 'loved me enough to take some bullets for me'

Authorities on Monday released the names of the victims shot at three locations in rural MS late Friday. "He just started shooting". "He loved to lead children to the good Lord", said Zach Harveston of The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department. [Full Article...]

What Is Memorial Day All About, And How Did It Start?

People enjoyed barbecue and visiting with one another before the ceremony, which featured a presentation of colors, the national anthem, taps and a special presentation honoring fallen heroes over the past year. Veterans groups say a growing military-civilian disconnect contributes to a feeling that Memorial Day has been overshadowed. Veterans say it's important young people remember the sac... [Full Article...]

Police ticket DeLorean for driving 88 mph

Police ticket DeLorean for driving 88 mph That's what DeLorean owner Spencer White is finding out, after getting a speeding ticket while driving his DeLorean DMC-12 in California's Santa Clarita Valley. "With the vehicle and everything it was hilarious". The CHP officer was happy to tell White about the exact figure. He even let White take a picture of the speed displayed on the radar gun. [Full Article...]

Portland victim's mother appeals to Trump to condemn acts of hate

Portland victim's mother appeals to Trump to condemn acts of hate Mangum said that Christian " told us to go back to Saudi Arabia" and that they "shouldn't be here, to get out of his country". "I just didn't want him to be alone", Macy said . The stabbing suspect, Jeremy Joseph Christian, is charged with 2 counts of aggravated murder , 2 counts of second-degree intimidation, and one count each of attempted aggravated murder and being a felon in possession o... [Full Article...]

Pentagon: Missile defense test was a success

The Missile Defense Agency said it was the first live-fire test against a simulated ICBM for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense, managed by Boeing Co , and hailed it as an "incredible accomplishment". President Trump has vowed to prevent that from happening and has leaned on China, North Korea's closest ally, to use political and economic leverage to persuade Kim to halt his weapons program. [Full Article...]

University of Nebraska to seek tuition increase, budget cuts

University of Nebraska to seek tuition increase, budget cuts University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds briefs reporters on his budget proposal. Bounds needs to close a $49 million reoccurring gap to the NU budget over the next two years, thanks to state budget cuts that will affect the state's contribution to the NU system. [Full Article...]

Kids reading programme to take place throughout Donegal libraries this summer

Kids reading programme to take place throughout Donegal libraries this summer When children read for 15 minutes a day, visit the library, attend a library event, or complete any literacy activity, they will color a bubble on their calendars. According to the librarian 92 percent of kids will read a book cover to cover if it's a book they picked out themselves. For more information, contact the library at 371-3080. [Full Article...]


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