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50 prospective jurors sworn in as Minnesota police officer's trial opens

Yanez's defense team also filed a motion with the judge to question Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , who was with him when he was shot, about where she and Castile purchased the marijuana they allegedly smoked the day Castile died. [Full Article...]

Opening statements Wednesday in child 'gifting' sexual assault case

Opening statements Wednesday in child 'gifting' sexual assault case She gave birth to the first child in 2013. Stoltzfus told the court that the girls would sleep in Kaplan's room, but she thought there was an understanding of no sex. "Six children became his victims". She says she knew Lee Kaplan was sleeping with six of her underage daughters, but figured he had a good reason. [Full Article...]

Trump to pull out of Paris climate deal

Trump to pull out of Paris climate deal Trump was to meet later Wednesday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , who has favored remaining in the deal. 'I'm hearing from a lot of people, both ways. In fact, only 28 percent of Trump's base believes the US should drop out of the accord. Remarkably, both China and India, whose per capita carbon footprint is much smaller than that of United States, but which were dragged kickin... [Full Article...]

White House pushes back on Russian Federation allegations

White House pushes back on Russian Federation allegations ABC News reported on Tuesday that Michael Cohen, Trump's personal attorney, has also been asked "to provide information and testimony" about his contacts with Russian officials. Spicer: "No. I think the president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant". What's worth noting is that the first change in what could be a larger White House shake-up has come in the communicat... [Full Article...]

Heated argument erupts on Texas House floor

Demonstrators march in the Texas Capitol on Monday, May 29, 2017 . Texas' new law, often referred to as SB4 for " Senate Bill 4 ", is reminiscent of a 2010 Arizona "show your papers" measure - which allowed police to inquire about a person's immigration status during routine interactions such as traffic stops - that was eventually struck down in court. [Full Article...]

"Russian officials must be laughing at the US", Trump tweets

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is on the defensive amid reports that the president's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner had proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team. In addition, the source told Fox News the December meeting focused on Russia's contention that the Obama administration's policy on Syria was deeply flawed. [Full Article...]

MS soldier killed, three others injured during training exercise

MS soldier killed, three others injured during training exercise All of the soldiers were part of the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team out of Tupelo, Mississippi. He was one of four soldiers in the tank. The vehicle was involved in a rollover incident, the Guard said this morning in a press release. Patterson says the unit has been preparing for years to go to the National Training Center in California for combat maneuvering operations. Drylie said this week... [Full Article...]

Celebrate 2017 National Doughnut Day With Free Treats

Celebrate 2017 National Doughnut Day With Free Treats The Salvation Army is just one of several places that'll be offering free food this Friday. If you'd like to make your own doughnuts at home, the Salvation Army offers its classic and modern recipes , along with a link to donate to the nonprofit. [Full Article...]

Trump says will announce decision on Paris climate deal soon

Trump says will announce decision on Paris climate deal soon Everyone cautioned that no decision was final until Trump announced it. Trump's purported decision to withdraw from the climate deal was prompted by a letter submitted by 22 Republican senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell . [Full Article...]

Oklahoma wins NCAA golf title, beating Oregon 3-1-1

Oklahoma State was eliminated in the quarterfinals, losing to reigning national champion OR 3-2. Following Hale and McGreevy's lead, Reinertson also won on hole No. The Commodores weren't so fortunate in the afternoon. With each player making clutch par putts on seventeen and birdie up-and-downs on eighteen, Augenstein took the match in dramatic fashion by rolling in a 35-footer from just off the ... [Full Article...]

White Supremacist Accused In Portland, Ore., Train Killings Set To Be Arraigned

White Supremacist Accused In Portland, Ore., Train Killings Set To Be Arraigned One of the victims in Friday's Portland hate speech stabbing had Juneau ties. "Get out if you don't like free speech". The mayor called for the cancellation of a pre-scheduled " Trump Free Speech Rally " planned for next weekend, saying the event would be inappropriate and warning it may pose a risk to public safety. [Full Article...]

Trudeau addresses Merkel-Trump rift, says Canada committed to Europe and US

Trudeau addresses Merkel-Trump rift, says Canada committed to Europe and US The visit by Asian leaders in quick succession have led to the western media calling it an "Asian pivot" to Europe and Germany, the most important pillar of the European Union now that Britain was preparing to exit the largest single market. [Full Article...]

US Geological Survey records 3 small earthquakes in Oklahoma

US Geological Survey records 3 small earthquakes in Oklahoma Two 3.8-magnitude earthquakes were recorded Tuesday, about 9 a.m. and 6:15 p.m., 12 miles west of Perry. Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans and damage is not likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0. [Full Article...]

Feeling lucky? Powerball jackpot grows to more than $300M

The Powerball numbers will be drawn Wednesday night. Winners can also choose a lump-sum cash payment of just over $187 million. The Powerball jackpot has rolled 16 times since April 5 and has generated more than $22.6 million in contributions to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund, according to a Florida Lottery release. [Full Article...]

United Nations: Climate action is unstoppable

United Nations: Climate action is unstoppable Many economists have big doubts. "That's the real impact", she says . But he said in response to a question afterward that the United Nations believes "it would be important for the USA not to leave the Paris agreement ". Supporters of the deal say it's not an either-or choice. A 2001 study by Eli Berman and Linda Bui, both then at Boston University, found "no evidence that local air quality ... [Full Article...]

Military Aviation Safety Bill Passes Texas House, Senate

The Senate requested a conference committee on the bill to iron out a deal on the issue, but Straus said that won't be happening. The Senate's original bill was similar to North Carolina's and Patrick has rejected the House's weakened version, though compromise is still possible in conference committee. [Full Article...]

'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' Scores $34.5M At International Box Office

I don't know, perhaps directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg felt the need to include a sea witch character who serves literally no goal other than to add a certain spookiness to the film, or a wedding scene in which Captain Jack is almost forced to lock lips with a woman ridden with a disease resulting from a lack of vitamin C, which does nothing but wastes the viewer's time with ch... [Full Article...]

2 local students compete in 90th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee

But two spellers still ended up sharing the title. Among those who survive, the written test will determine who advances to the final day of competition on Thursday. Zeigler won the Lee-Ogle-Whiteside Regional Spelling Bee on February 23. Melodie was speller nine in group one. She was so "calm and confident" on the stage, Ryan said. [Full Article...]

Kids from 6 to 15 savor moments at National Spelling Bee

Rageshree Ramachandran was the last Sacramento speller to win the national bee in 1988. "Just have fun. The experience is wonderful. Just coming here is basically winning", he said. "It advances eventually to the regional bee competition and the winners of that come here to Washington, D.C.to take part in our national finals". Preliminaries, Round 2: 8 a.m. [Full Article...]

Key GOP senators slam House Obamacare replacement after CBO report

Durbin talked about the report on "The Big John and Ray Show" on WLS. The long-awaited Congressional Budget Office report on Trumpcare 2.0 is here, and it's every bit as bad as expected. Funding for Medicaid - the health program for the poor that President Donald Trump had promised not to cut - would be slashed by more than $800 billion over 10 years, costing 14 million people coverag... [Full Article...]


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