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Jerusalem, Vatican in talks on pope visit to Israel

Jerusalem, Vatican in talks on pope visit to Israel President Donald Trump is poised to call on Pope Francis , the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed. Mr Trump responded: "We can use peace". The meeting turned out not to be about Francis , the leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, taking the American president to the woodshed about building a wall or closing borders to refugees. [Full Article...]

My NBA Finals prediction? Better get a broom

It's time to DEFEND THE LAND! "LeBron is like Magic and Larry, he can have 15 points and control the game". Actually, Woods and Rafael Nadal separate Durant from Curry in the ESPN World Fame 100 rankings released Monday. In 2014, James made a decision to go back to Cleveland in order to bring the Cavaliers their first NBA Championship. "Curry (is) the two-time MVP", Lue added. [Full Article...]

Bill to crack down on cyberbullying in schools heads to Gov. Abbott

So-called bathroom bills have stalled in other Republican-controlled states, including Kansas, where House lawmakers this week refused to debate the measure. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott went beyond his GOP peers nationwide in publicly calling for a "bathroom bill". The Texas Legislature has approved giving the state's often-combative Board of Education broader veto power over textbooks used ... [Full Article...]

Family affair: Dillon brings iconic No. 3 to victory lane

He needed to lead only two laps to win the Coca-Cola 600 , and the big Carolina Panthers fan celebrated the win with a dab, quarterback Cam Newton's signature celebration dance. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): M. Truex Jr. Martin Truex Jr . (78) leads cars through Turn 4 during the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord , N.C., Sunday, May 28... [Full Article...]

Defense wants talk of Castile's permit omitted

Paul, Minnesota , suburb for an apparent broken taillight. The difference in the amount purchased and the six grams recovered from Castile's auto could reveal whether or not marijuana was consumed before Castile was shot, defense attorney Earl Gray said. [Full Article...]

GOP declares war with health care vote

GOP declares war with health care vote Those 1,500,000 Americans and millions more with other qualifying diseases then possess what are known as "pre-existing conditions" - which before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), AKA Obamacare , made health insurance unaffordable for many. [Full Article...]

South Carolina man admits to killing 7; gets life sentence

South Carolina man admits to killing 7; gets life sentence Phil earlier this year that he had told her that he had killed almost 100 people. According to ABC affiliate WLOS , Kohlhepp agreed to a deal that gives him seven life sentences with no possibility of parole and spares him the death penalty. [Full Article...]

Prognosis poor for GOP health care plan

The amount of credit depends on age. Approximately 23 million people would lose their insurance. The House's bill would reduce the federal budget deficit by $ 119 billion over 10 years, the CBO said . Portman represents one of the 52 GOP Senators who will have to modify and vote to pass the American Health Care Act - a tall order given the bill's contentious nature. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump attacks Germany over 'very bad' trade deficit

She said "it's necessary to be open to achieve fair trade conditions". "EU unity, proactiveness and strong relations with other countries is extremely important for global development". After the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits , Merkel said at an election rally in southern Germany that "the times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out". [Full Article...]

Lockdown lifted at Texas air base after 'security incident'

Authorities at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland earlier Tuesday had warned of a "security incident" and directed personnel in some areas of the base to stay inside. The base also said that people in the area of buildings 5506, 5408, 5616 and 5725 should "stay inside their current locations until further direction". [Full Article...]

Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day

Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day To all Gold Star families , Trump said of their lost service members: "They each had their own names, their own stories, their own lovely dreams". Robert Kelly, 29, was killed in a roadside bomb blast in 2010 during a foot patrol in Afghanistan's Helmland Province. [Full Article...]

Trump tells 'confidants' USA will leave Paris climate deal: Axios

Trump tells 'confidants' USA will leave Paris climate deal: Axios Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S.is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. [Full Article...]

Portland Stabbing Victim's Mother Wrote a Heartfelt Letter to President Trump

Portland Stabbing Victim's Mother Wrote a Heartfelt Letter to President Trump Police identified the suspect as Jeremy Joseph Christian , who has already been booked on two counts of aggravated murder , two counts of second-degree intimidation, and being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon . "Prison took the real him away", she said. Wheeler's call for the rally to be cancelled comes amid a wider debate in the United States about the First Amendment, often in ... [Full Article...]

What Crimes Could Jared Kushner Have Committed? Judge Nap Weighs In

Kushner, who is married to Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka, discussed the possibility of setting up secure line of communication with Russia in a meeting with Moscow's ambassador Sergey Kisylak on December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower, according to reports citing intercepts of Russian communications analyzed by USA officials. [Full Article...]

Hundreds pay respects to fallen veterans at Houston National Cemetery service

WEST HAVEN The cancellation Monday of the planned Memorial Day Parade did little to deter the spirits of almost 100 who gathered near the city's foreign war memorial on the Green. Wentz stared at the row of tombstones lining several acres along the Avenue of the Flags, and said one day he will be among them. They cut the heads off their enemies, filmed the executions, and celebrated their kills ... [Full Article...]

Hundreds protest Texas law against 'sanctuary cities'

Hundreds protest Texas law against 'sanctuary cities' But several Democratic lawmakers said he'd bragged about "calling ICE " on protesters who interrupted a House floor session to protest Texas' new anti-sanctuary cities law . The Texas law resembles a 2010 Arizona law that allowed police to ask about a person's immigration status even during routine duties like traffic stops. [Full Article...]

Macron finally speaks out about the Trump handshake: "it wasn't innocent"

Macron finally speaks out about the Trump handshake: Macron said he told Trump it is "indispensable for the reputation of the United States and the interest of the Americans themselves that the United States remain committed" to the Paris agreement. "I don't believe in diplomacy by public abuse, but in my bilateral dialogues I won't let anything pass", Macron said. Instead, the White House hoped to let the images of Trump in statesman-like set... [Full Article...]

Reporter Body Slammed by Montana Congressman Gets New Glasses

Reporter Body Slammed by Montana Congressman Gets New Glasses Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after attacking Jacobs when the reporter asked him a question about healthcare last week. Jacobs was fitted for a new pair of glasses by optician Russell Byron, settling on a pair of black frames from Banana Republic. [Full Article...]

With 2 days to go, House tees up budget legislation

With 2 days to go, House tees up budget legislation Madigan says passage of the procurement reforms means the Democrats are cooperating with Gov. Rauner, and the governor should focus on passing a budget for the state of IL. The House endorsed it 115-0 Monday. More than a hundred protesters joined the March to Springfield for the final leg to the state Capitol on Tuesday as lawmakers attempt to hash out a budget deal before the session ends Wed... [Full Article...]

Heated immigration debate led to Texas lawmakers' scuffle

Heated immigration debate led to Texas lawmakers' scuffle Some came from as far as Arizona to protest a "sanctuary city" crackdown that will allow police starting September to ask people during routine stops whether they're in the USA legally. Still, "it's sad Rinaldi did what he did", she said. They grabbed the banners from the protesters and pulled some of the people holding them out of the room. [Full Article...]


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