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Sheriff: Explosion at Wisconsin plant kills at least 1

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They don't know if there's a connection between that fire and the explosion. Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards said the blast was reported around 11 p.m., May 31at the Didion Milling Plant in Cambria, about 80 miles (129 kilometres) northwest of Milwaukee. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Russian Federation probe, Comey firing

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He has been under renewed scrutiny since his role came up several times during testimony before the Intelligence Committee last week by James Comey , whom President Donald Trump fired as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. "He believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him and looks forward to answering the committee's questions tomorrow". Read More »

Jury drills down on Bill Cosby's testimony

Jurors have asked three questions amid their deliberations. As they pored over Cosby's words, the jurors appeared to struggle with some language in one of the charges against him: "without her knowledge". Mr Cosby's lawyers argue the sex was consensual. "She was wet when I went in". "It was a lot of confusion putting a lot of dates together". Jurors reviewed more than a dozen passages from Cosby's deposition. Read More »

NPR Special Coverage: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Senate Testimony

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Do you have knowledge of the facts of which the FBI was aware that would make your continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic? Sessions recused himself from the inquiry in March after media reports that he had been in two previously undisclosed meetings previous year with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak. Read More »

22 percent of Michigan children in poverty in 2015

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The new 2017 Kids Count Data Book shows the number of young people dying in IN increased 11 percent from 2010 to 2015. According to the report, only four percent of OR children are uninsured. "Right now, you have 22 percent of kids in Texas living in poverty". We have more children whose parents have secure employment and fewer children living in a household with a high housing cost burden. Read More »

Trump's Approval Rating Dips Again

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His approval rating sits at just 36 percent. Trump's disapproval rating , meanwhile, has ticked upward to tie the president's record-high of 59 percent, according to Monday's Gallup survey. Still others saw Comey's remarks as adding fuel to the calls for impeachment. That's almost the lowest point for Trump in the Gallup survey. Only 37% of voters say they think Trump is honest, to 56% who say he's not. Read More »

Donald Trump says travel ban ruling comes at 'dangerous time'

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Because the 9th Circuit reached the same result but for different reasons, the Supreme Court also would have to consider Monday's decision if it reviews Trump's action. The 9th Circuit, which heard arguments in Seattle last month in Hawaii's challenge to the ban, found no need to analyze Trump's campaign statements. Read More »

The trophies in Trump's display Cabinet

Perhaps the strongest words came from chief of staff Reince Priebus: "On behalf of the entire senior staff around you, Mr. President, we thank you for the opportunity and the blessing that you've given us to serve your agenda". The confirmation process for the agency heads included some deeply partisan fights over nominees as well as some stumbles, including Trump's first pick for labor secretary stepping aside. Read More »

You can count on the US, Mattis tells defence ministers

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After meeting with President Xi Jinping in April, Trump , who once accused China of "raping" the U.S., praised its leader as a "good man", saying it would be inappropriate to pressure Beijing while Washington is seeking its help with Pyongyang. Read More »

Officer-involved shooting in Hampton, NH liquor store under investigation

No injuries were reported in the robbery. That afternoon, police in Hampton were alerted to a robbery at a GameStop on Hampton Roads Center Parkway. The shooting took place around 12:30 p.m.at the liquor store, the office of Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald said in a statement. Three suspects were detained in Hampton Monday. Read More »

Trump tweets support for banking bill

Even though some Democrats recognize there are some problems with Dodd-Frank, they are unified in opposing the Choice Act. Reform of Dodd-Frank now moves to the United States Senate . The Financial Choice Act of 2017 passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, with the support of all 14 Republican representatives from California. Read More »

Tiger Woods was asleep at wheel, police say

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Mr. Woods was arrested early Monday after being found by police near his home in Jupiter. According to the police report , when asked if he understood the Romberg test , he said, "yes, recite entire national anthem backwards". In his statement , Woods also apologized and said, "I expect more from myself too". Police said "It should be noted that Woods was headed south bound away from Hobe Sound". Read More »

OSU baseball recruits taken in MLB Draft

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The Rockies chose Vilade 48th overall in the second round, their lowest first pick since they began participating in the draft in 1992. Vilade is signed with Oklahoma State, but he told reporters late Monday that he plans to sign with the Rockies. Read More »

Trump Breaks Silence On Comey: 'WOW, Comey Is A Leaker!'

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If Trump hadn't violated all good sense and asked for a private session with Comey to ask (allegedly) for loyalty and for him to drop the Flynn investigation, Comey would have had little to testify about, given that he can't talk about the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Jeff Sessions' testimony Tuesday to Congress will be open to public

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Questioned by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Former FBI Director James Comey dropped a hint about some kind of information with regards to Attorney General Sessions and the Russian Federation investigation, which Comey was convinced would lead to Sessions recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Trump Weighing Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller

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The comment came in response to questions from Democratic Sen. He also added that he does not believe a special counsel is necessary. And a person familiar with Trump's thinking said Tuesday morning that it's "unlikely" the President will fire Mueller, but conceded that it's often hard to predict Trump's behavior. Read More »

Woman Arrested After Allegedly Stabbing Grandchildren, One Fatally

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Police initially said the child who died was 6 months old, but corrected that information Monday evening to say she was 18 months. And on Sunday, the night before the stabbing that killed one granddaughter and critically wounded another granddaughter and her daughter, neighbors said Clark was acting erratically outside her daughter's Colton residence. Read More »

MD/DC Attorneys General sue Pres. Trump on Constitutional grounds

The lawsuit said heavy spending by foreign diplomats and embassies at the Trump International Hotel just a few blocks from the White House, payments by foreign entities at his Trump Tower and Trump International Tower in NY, and other business operations effectively violate the US Constitution's ban on presidents enriching themselves while in office. Read More »

Pope names Thompson Indianapolis archbishop

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Pope Francis named the Bishop of Evansville as the next archbishop for Indianapolis . The 56-year-old was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Louisville in May 1987. The Installation Mass for Archbishop-designate Thompson will be held July 28. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis comprises 130 parishes, 69 schools, six Catholic Charities agencies and many offices of ministry across central and southern Indiana. Read More »

President Trump not firing special counselor Robert Mueller, White House says

Rosenstein also said that having made political contributions "is not a disqualification" from working for the special counsel leading the Russian Federation investigation. I discussed how this history increased the risk to Trump from testifying before the Special Counsel. Still, he added , "I can't imagine that that issue is going to arise". Read More »