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Republican candidate 'body-slams' reporter

Republican candidate 'body-slams' reporter Gianforte defeated Democrat Rob Quist for a House seat vacated by former Rep. Ryan Zinke , who was appointed President Donald Trump's Secretary of the Interior. House election. Hours after Gianforte's scuffle with the reporter, Democrats were blasting Facebook ads at Montana Democrats they thought might otherwise sit out election day. [Full Article...]

Investigator: Deadly shooting began when fugitive confronted

Investigator: Deadly shooting began when fugitive confronted Three men were found shot to death at a auto dealership in Greenville, about 50 miles northeast of Dallas. When the two supposed agents approached the third man with handcuffs, a gunfight began. No law enforcement officers were involved. No one else was wounded in the shooting, authorities say. Security and Investigations of Corpus Christi went to the Greenville Nissan dealership attempting to a... [Full Article...]

Shulkin stresses 'lot of work to do' to fix beleaguered VA

Shulkin stresses 'lot of work to do' to fix beleaguered VA The hotline's phone number is 855-948-2311. The post WATCH LIVE: Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin to speak at news briefing appeared first on PBS NewsHour . It specifically calls for $29 billion over the next decade for Choice, which allows veterans to seek outside medical care from private doctors. The agency is proposing to cap educational benefits under the GI bill and stop " individua... [Full Article...]

Woman recalls OR train stabbing victim's final words

Woman recalls OR train stabbing victim's final words His recorded statements in the police auto were revealed in an affidavit released Tuesday. "That's what liberalism gets you", Christian said. While still in the back seat, Christian said he hoped his victims died. "If he hadn't have been there", Margie Fletcher said, pausing and gathering herself to complete the sentence, "then there would be three dead people today". [Full Article...]

Illinois approves a minimum wage hike

Illinois approves a minimum wage hike The long title of the bill reads, "A Bill for an Act to Amend the National Minimum Wage Act, Cap". He noted that thereafter, attempts to discuss a wage review had always resulted in unresolved disputes, threats of strikes and general instability in the work environment. [Full Article...]

Trump has fairly 'unbelievable relationship' with Merkel: WH

His last day has not yet been determined. "It has also been my distinct pleasure to work side-by-side, day-by-day with the staff of the communications and press departments". Bush administration. Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor, has told The Associated Press that Dubke handed in his resignation before President Donald Trump left for his global trip earlier this month. [Full Article...]

Notre Dame Grads Walk Out During Mike Pence's Commencement Speech

The walkout was planned in protest at what organizers called Pence's policies that "have marginalized our vulnerable sisters and brothers for their religion, skin color, or sexual orientation". "We will walk out in silence, with respect for the human dignity of those with whom we disagree and with an invitation to the rest of the community to build an inclusive future together", the press releas... [Full Article...]

Texas state lawmaker says he received racist calls after House floor scuffle

Texas state lawmaker says he received racist calls after House floor scuffle Later, a group of Democratic lawmakers held a news conference to accuse Rinaldi of threatening to "put a bullet in the head" of someone on the House floor during a second near scuffle. Immigration issues were on the docket for Texas lawmakers on Monday, and protesters were present throughout the day. Hundreds of people gathered in the public gallery of the Texas Capitol on Monday to protest a ne... [Full Article...]

Armed man in custody at Orlando airport; no one hurt

Police say a gunman at the Orlando International Airport has been taken into custody and that everyone is safe. The man is contained in the rental auto area of the airport and no shots have been fired, according to local media. Terminal A had been closed. Images posted on social media showed a heavy police presence in the area and passengers were anxious about missing flights. [Full Article...]

Armed Standoff Ends at Orlando Airport

Armed Standoff Ends at Orlando Airport He is facing a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm. "Everyone is safe", Orlando police tweeted referring to the incident which thwarted another possible attack which has been reeling America with violence making public demand the gun license to be cancelled and should not be made available to every one at ease. [Full Article...]

Top Trump aide exits as wider White House overhaul expected

Moscow has denied US intelligence agencies' conclusion that it meddled in the campaign to try to tilt the election in Trump's favor. There, Dubke is unlikely to have to work the 18-hour days and weekend shifts that are common for top White House staffers no matter who is president. [Full Article...]

Armed man in custody at Orlando airport, no one hurt

Armed man in custody at Orlando airport, no one hurt The suspect in Tuesday night's standoff at Orlando International airport was taken into custody under the Baker Act at about 10 p.m. There was minimal impact to airport operations, the airport tweeted. According to Orlando Police chief John W. Mina, skilled negotiators talked the man down into custody despite Pettigrew pointing a fake gun at the officers and begging them to shoot him. [Full Article...]

Portland train stabbing suspect makes his first court appearance

Portland train stabbing suspect makes his first court appearance A fundraising page launched by his group for the families of the dead men, a surviving victim and the two young women had raised more than $300,000 by Sunday evening. In a letter dated Monday and made public Tuesday, the mother of 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche asked Trump to "condemn any acts of violence, which result directly from hate speech & hate groups". [Full Article...]

TriMet Stabbing Suspect Rails In Court

TriMet Stabbing Suspect Rails In Court Standing behind glass partitions in the defendant's area, he continued: "Death to the enemies of America". "The Muslim community, especially in Portland , needs to understand that there are a lot of us that are not going to stand by and let anybody - whether they are from here or not - scare you into thinking you can't be a part of this town, this city, this community, or this country", Fletche... [Full Article...]

Top Trump aide exiting: First shoe to drop in wider shuffle?

The confrontation started when Spicer was asked about the resignation of Michael Dubke, the White House Communications Director, who's departure was announced today. Under pressure to shift the narrative away from Russian Federation and missteps, the president spoke with former campaign aides Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie about crisis help. [Full Article...]

Police Surround Orlando Airport Gunman

Video of the incident depicted a tense scene: "You're not going to go to prison. you're going to the hospital", one person could be heard yelling from off camera. Officers didn't know the gun was a replica until they took him into custody. "It could have been worse, it could have been widespread panic". The call about an armed man came in about 7:30 p.m. [Full Article...]

United States court maintains block on Trump travel ban

United States court maintains block on Trump travel ban The revised order , issued on March 6, "speaks with vague words of national security , but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination", the 4th U.S. All three judges were appointed to the 4th Circuit by Republican presidents. FILE - In this September 27, 2016 file photo, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, Chief Justice Roger Gregory, gestures during an interview in his o... [Full Article...]

Tougher than ever, 90th National Spelling Bee underway

At least in 2016 the Granite State had some company, since diarrhea was Arizona's most-looked-up spelling as well. "There's usually one or two people you see coming out of nowhere every year, but it's definitely very hard to have more than that". [Full Article...]

Man, 3-year-old son dead after being found in Michigan pool

Man, 3-year-old son dead after being found in Michigan pool According to Detroit media reports, a couple walking through the pool area spotted them, alerting staff members who jumped in to try and save them. The adult victim is a 31-year-old male, and the second victim is his 3-year-old son, both resided in the apartment complex. [Full Article...]

ME officer critical after suffering head injury

ME officer critical after suffering head injury Officer Nathan Desjardins is currently suffering possibly life-threatening injuries and Officer Dale Stout has serious injuries but is now in stable condition, according to Central Maine Medical Center. "Our thoughts also go out to Officer Desjardins and his family", Gagne said. "The police force is actually a pretty small community in ME", said Warden Service Maj. [Full Article...]


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