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Sponsors flee New York City theater company over Trump-killing scene

Public Theater's artistic director, Oskar Eustis, said that the show is not a literal representation of today's political landscape. Both Delta Air Lines and Bank of America announced they would be pulling their sponsorship of the production at Central Park's Delacorte Theater on Sunday, Fox News reports. Read More »

Hawaii enacts laws adopting Paris climate deal pledges

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They also target agricultural practices with the goals of improving soil health and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, according to a statement from the governor's office . withdrawal. He said that's because a lasting USA withdrawal "could give rise to the return of old spheres of influence whose dire consequences we are already familiar with". Read More »

Donald Trump releases financial disclosure about his business assets

As a candidate, he claimed he was worth more than $10 billion, although his net worth is impossible to determine from his financial disclosures, and he has not provided independent evidence to back that up. In a statement Friday evening, the White House said: "President Trump welcomed the opportunity to voluntarily file his personal financial disclosure form; while this filing is voluntary (as no report was due until May 2018), it has been certified by the Office of Government Ethics ... Read More »

What was James Comey thinking when he met with Trump?

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Two unnamed senior administration officials told The New York Times that Trump has decided not to invoke his executive privilege. FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on March 20, 2017 about President's Trump wiretapping claims and Trump's presidential campaign links to Russian hackers. Read More »

North Korea releases imprisoned American student

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Fred Warmbier told Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Wednesday from his OH home that his son, Otto, "is not in great shape right now". The last time Rodman visited North Korea, he delighted the country's young ruler with a rendition of "Happy Birthday", suffered an angry meltdown on CNN while defending his trip, and spent time at a rehab facility. Read More »

French politicians condemn attack on legislative candidate

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Witnesses heard the man tell the MP: "It's your fault [Anne] Hidalgo is mayor today", a reference to her defeat in the 2014 Paris mayoral election. A leading female French politician was knocked unconscious by a vicious thug who launched a "cowardly and intolerable assault" as she handed out leaflets in a market. Read More »

Republican Steve Scalise shot in Virginia

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Authorities described the gunman as a 66-year-old IL man with a history of left-wing politics and anger problems, who had been living in his vehicle in the Washington area for months before mounting his attack. Chuck Fleischmann, who witnessed the incident. "I was getting down making sure my son was down", Barton said. The shooting took place at 6:30 am in the morning when the Republican Congressional Baseball Team was practicing and the unidentified gunman opened fire around the YMCA on ... Read More »

Hundreds gather at protest after Minnesota officer acquitted

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Anthony officer". The immediate aftermath of Castile's death was livestreamed on Facebook by his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who was in the vehicle with her 4-year-old daughter when Yanez pulled the auto over. He also was acquitted of two counts of intentional discharge of firearm that endangers safety. It took jurors 29 hours over the span of five days to deliberate on this case. Read More »

Cincinnati doctors share Otto Warmbier's condition

Warmbier is the 22-year-old American who was held hostage in North Korea for more than a year before returning home to OH this week in a coma . A comatose American college student released from North Korea this week has severe brain damage and is in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness", a doctor was quoted as saying Thursday. Read More »

1500 hurt in Turin football stampede

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Real Madrid won the match 4-1. Medics treated fans in the square for cuts and other injuries sustained in the chaos and the Italian news agency Ansa reported that around 200 people had been injured. Many fans began running from the square, screaming in fear. The seven-year-old is one of those three having suffered head and chest injuries after being trampled on by the panicked crowd. Read More »

US to Send 4000 Extra Troops to Afghanistan

The decision could be officially announced next week. In a meeting in the Oval Office with McMaster, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Trump agreed to lift the caps on troop levels in Afghanistan and allow Mattis to determine how many forces to send to the war there. Read More »

SNP to announce new Westminster leader

The First Minister repeated her calls for the UK Government to adopt a "much more inclusive process" following the General Election . The SNP leader took to Twitter to furiously deny the claim, which she branded "utter nonsense". "That proposal failed to garner support, it is now clear that a new proposal is urgently needed to protect the economy and bring people together". However, the party has indicated that the fund - which raised around £480,000 - was due to close down shortly ... Read More »

"We want justice": London inferno survivors protest council

Despite its location in the posh inner-London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Grenfell Tower was comprised of social housing apartments that housed mostly working-class residents and families - tenants who now say that they had voiced concerns about the building's infrastructure long ago , only to have their fears dismissed by management. Read More »

As penalty for 'election-meddling', US Senate approves new Russian Federation sanctions

The Senate approved the bill 98-2, with Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky and Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont voting against the measure. "However, we can't accept the threat of illegal and extraterritorial sanctions against European companies", the two officials said, citing a section of the bill that calls for the United States to continue to oppose the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would pump Russian gas to Germany beneath the Baltic Sea. Read More »

Cuba: Trump To Curtail US Travel Spending

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The President wants a relationship with the island that centers on encouraging Cubans through economic interaction. Donald Trump will on Friday announce new restrictions on trade and travel to Cuba on Friday, but will not entirely reverse Barack Obama's 2015 rapprochement with Havana. Read More »

Trump friend says president considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller

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They have done it before: Think about how it floated the idea of Mueller's potential conflicts of interest and remember those charges of Democratic ties to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe? Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that Trump called him Monday night because of Gingrich's concerns about the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Hawaii becomes first state to enact law that aligns with Paris agreement

The new Hawaii law creates a state commission to explore strategies the state could adopt toward climate change mitigation and adaptation. The coast is eroding, and the weather is more extreme. The landmark accord signed by 195 countries intends to cut emissions and keep global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. Read More »

35-pound flabby feline at Washington shelter gets new home

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Sadly, Symba previously had a home but lost it when his owner had to move and couldn't take him along. The 6-year-old tabby is 15 lbs over his ideal weight but the shelter has been working on curbing his excess pounds. In this photo provided by the Humane Rescue Alliance, Symba, a. More than 53,000 pets were adopted through the 2016 Clear the Shelters campaign, a nationwide push to place deserving animals in forever homes. Read More »

Fight breaks out at anti-Sharia protest

Williams also posed for pictures with a militia group and called on attendees to "unite against Shariah law", the SPLC said. ACT for America billed the rallies as marches for human rights and freedom, and aimed at protecting Muslim women and children from the impacts of Sharia law . Read More »

Paris: Cop attacked, Notre Dame area cordoned off

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Another officer shot the attacker, injuring him. The attacker's condition was being evaluated. Locked inside #notre dame cathedral in #paris while police investigate attack outside against a policeman. Karine Dalle, a spokeswoman for the Paris archdiocese, said in a text message that the roughly 900 people inside the cathedral were notified about the violence and were "sitting calmly" until they were permitted to leave. Read More »

Trump friend says president 'considering' firing special counsel Mueller

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The discussion between Trump and Mueller was revealed by Trump friend and Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy in an interview on PBS' "NewsHour" Monday evening. "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel". That official argued Trump "shot himself in the foot again with this cockamamie scheme to get Mueller to play ball". Read More »