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Cleveland fires 1 officer, suspends 2nd in Tamir Rice shooting

Cleveland fires 1 officer, suspends 2nd in Tamir Rice shooting Garmback suspension was for the violation of a tactical rule related to how he approached the area where Rice was shot. Video released after the episode showed that Loehmann shot Tamir within two seconds of the patrol vehicle pulling up beside the boy. [Full Article...]

Trump expected to pull out of Paris Climate Agreement

Trump expected to pull out of Paris Climate Agreement Romney was considered for the position of secretary of State late previous year, before Tillerson was ultimately picked. Advisers pressing him to remain in the accord could still make their case to the boss. So just to be clear, Trump would essentially be using unilateral powers to cancel a treaty that enjoyed the flawless, full support of a bipartisan Senate. [Full Article...]

White House communications director resigns after 3 months on job

White House communications director resigns after 3 months on job Kellyanne Conway , White House counselor, told the Associated Press that Dubke handed in his resignation before Donald Trump left for his global trip earlier this month. "I did not know Mike Dubke before he came on as communications director, I did not know him well", White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told Fox News . [Full Article...]

Game Times Announced For Clemson's Games Vs. Auburn, Louisville

Game Times Announced For Clemson's Games Vs. Auburn, Louisville Wednesday the conference announced that the Auburn at Clemson game on September 9 will also be televised by ESPN and have a 7 p.m. kickoff. Kickoff for that has been scheduled for 7:00 PM and will be broadcasted on ESPN. Television coverage has not been determined, but the game will be broadcasted on either ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2. Included among the games were Clemson-Auburn and Clemson-Louisville. [Full Article...]

Trump to Leave Paris Climate Agreement?

Trump himself kept everyone in suspense, saying he was still listening to "a lot of people both ways". Axios cited "two sources with direct knowledge of the decision", and an unidentified White House official said to the Associated Press that there could be "caveats in the language" Trump uses to withdraw. [Full Article...]

Trump visits Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day

Trump visits Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day Bob Dole , who was severely wounded in action during World War II. During a speech at the Democratic National Convention, Khan blasted then-candidate Trump for his proposed ban on Muslims and challenged him to read the Constitution . "Special, special people", he said. "In addition to that, and perhaps more importantly, he is a very good person". I would recite a short prayer asking the creator t... [Full Article...]

Trump's communications director Mike Dubke has resigned

Trump tweeted Tuesday: "Russian officials must be laughing at the US & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News". His connections to Capitol Hill could be an asset to a White House hoping to bolster those relationships, but, like other top advisers now serving Trump, he doesn't bring prior White House experience to the table. [Full Article...]

President Trump's PR chief quits after two months

Spicer used the first eleven minutes of the daily White House briefing to tout Mr. Trump's overseas trip, labeling it "extraordinarily successful". "The reasons for my departure are personal, but it has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration". [Full Article...]

White House official: Trump plans to pull U.S. from Paris deal

Trump tweeted Wednesday that he will announce his decision on the Paris deal "over the next few days" as he faces intense pressure from the deal's supporters and detractors. CNN reports Trump met Tuesday with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt , who has pushed for withdrawal, and meets Wednesday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , who supports remaining in the ... [Full Article...]

Associate: Fired FBI head OK'd to testify before Senate

Politico is reporting that the House Intelligence Committee has signed off on subpoenas for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen . House oversight committee investigators revealed that Flynn did not disclose payments from Russia's state-run television, RT, on his request for a security clearance. [Full Article...]

Patrick, Straus deadlocked over 'bathroom bill'

The two Republicans have wrestled over property taxes measures and the so-called "bathroom bill", which would restrict bathroom use for transgender Texans. Neither were top priorities for House leaders. Without action by the Legislature, the agencies without regulations - such as the Texas Medical Board - would enter a one-year "wind-down" period after September 1, 2017, in which they would be... [Full Article...]

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

US President Donald Trump's Communications Director Mike Dubke has resigned, media reported on Tuesday. In McCain's view, Russian Federation and its president, Vladimir Putin , have grown into a greater threat to the USA than ISIS. [Full Article...]

Spicer holds White House news briefing amid new Russia allegations

Bush administration. But Kushner's communications with the Russians have drawn the interest of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is investigating allegations Russia tried to meddle in the USA election, and whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with agents of the Russian government. [Full Article...]

Trump's goals in trip to west Asia

Trump's goals in trip to west Asia Dan Shapiro, the former US ambassador to Israel , said on a conference call Tuesday with the Israel Policy Forum that Trump left Israelis across the political spectrum feeling happy. "In my opinion it was a general [i.e., ordinary] visit for the American president", she said. "Middle East peace has been the siren song of many a president and secretary of state for a long time but I think that... [Full Article...]

The Survivor of the Portland Stabbing Releases a Poem

The Survivor of the Portland Stabbing Releases a Poem Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler urged organizers of a " Trump Free Speech Rally " scheduled for Sunday in a park to cancel it, saying the event was inappropriate after the stabbings and speculating that it could turn violent. Namkai-Meche staggered forward and said, "I'm going to die". "Our prayers are w/ them", he said on Twitter. Heater said her family is devastated over the attack that claimed t... [Full Article...]

Portland and free speech --> Portland and free speech

Portland and free speech --> Portland and free speech Micah Fletcher, the surviving victim, sat in the front spectator row during the arraignment. Wheeler's call for the rally to be cancelled comes amid a wider debate in the US about the First Amendment, often in liberal cities like Portland and Berkeley and on college campuses, where violent protests between far-right and far-left protesters have derailed appearances by contentious figures. [Full Article...]

Teen Thanks Defenders After Being Protected From Portland White Supremacist

Teen Thanks Defenders After Being Protected From Portland White Supremacist Crowley at the Multnomah Justice Center in Portland . "Leave this country if you hate our freedom", he added. Christian is charged with aggravated murder , attempted murder, intimidation in the second degree, and felony possession of a restricted weapon. [Full Article...]

Trump asks Senate to allow legislation to be passed with simple majority

Trump asks Senate to allow legislation to be passed with simple majority Trump's tweet raised some eyebrows, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has repeatedly sworn not to touch the filibuster for legislation. Democrats have so far shown no enthusiasm about joining in with Republicans on plans that would repeal parts of the ACA or chop tax rates for wealthy Americans. [Full Article...]

90 dead, 400 injured after explosion in Afghanistan's Kabul

90 dead, 400 injured after explosion in Afghanistan's Kabul The attack was committed with a tanker during morning rush hour, in an area that houses many embassies and ministries, AD reports. Wednesday's attack underscores spiraling insecurity in Afghanistan, where Afghan forces beset by soaring casualties and desertions are struggling to beat back the insurgents. [Full Article...]

Iowa's GOP senators cast doubt on health care law repeal

Republicans control 52 of the Senate's 100 seats, requiring them to get support from Democrats on many issues. Traditionally, senators are allowed to filibuster to stall a bill that is short of the 60 votes needed to pass legislation. [Full Article...]


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