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by | May 13, 2017 | 05:33

Jordan on Wednesday said UNESCO's vote in favour of a Jerusalem item in the draft resolution "Occupied Palestine" reasserting previous decisions, shows growing world commitment to this very important issue. The resolution calls on Israel to rescind any "legislative and administrative measures and actions" it has taken to "alter the character and status" of Jerusalem .

by | May 13, 2017 | 05:24

McCabe, who had been the No. 2 official in the FBI until President Trump fired Comey this week, said that the bureau considered the probe of possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump team during the 2016 election campaign a "highly significant investigation" and that it would not be derailed because of a change in leadership.

by | May 13, 2017 | 05:21

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering expanding its ban that prohibits passengers from bringing laptops and other large electronic devices on board with them when they fly, but a final decision hasn't been made, officials said Wednesday.

by | May 12, 2017 | 12:58

The leaders and their wives, Lucy and Melania, spent three hours together in NY on Thursday at an event to honour the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. "It got a little bit testy", Trump then admitted. The new law still has to pass the US Senate. Turnbull was among the first foreign leaders with whom Trump spoke with after taking office on January 20.

by | May 12, 2017 | 12:19

But the loudest boos erupted in response to the mention of President Donald Trump's name when DeVos received her honorary degree . Opponents are saying , you know, DeVos is pushing an agenda to privatize public education, that she and the Trump administration are no friends of historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs.

by | May 12, 2017 | 12:06

The commission is being led by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach , who is a vocal advocate for restrictive voting laws. She said the commission was being filled with "political ideologues with unsafe agendas". "If you are at the grocery store and you don't bag your own groceries you complain about it but it doesn't really change the fact that your eggs are broken right?" Most of those who shouldn't have voted - 441, according to a report on the ...

by | May 12, 2017 | 11:59

Trump dismissed the FBI director citing his handling of the probe into Hillary Clinton's emails, but opponents suspect his ouster was a bid to stall the Russian Federation investigation, which is also looking into possible collusion between the Kremlin and Trump's team.

by | May 12, 2017 | 11:56

The latest controversy du jour , led by the New York Times , has stoked the embers of identity politics: The task force excludes the majority's five females, as well as its only black member, who ran a successful insurance business prior to joining Congress.

by | May 12, 2017 | 11:48

The legislative filibuster, which requires a supermajority (60 votes) in the Senate to avoid rather than the standard 51 votes, has stymied Trump's early presidency, with the Democratic minority successfully blocking key legislation supported by the Trump administration.

by | May 12, 2017 | 11:18

One week later, Trump unveiled a slate of ten nominees. David Stras , an associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, and Joan Larsen , a member of the Michigan Supreme Court, will be nominated for positions on the Eight and Sixths Circuits of the federal appeals court.

by | May 12, 2017 | 10:57

Later Thursday , Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) excoriated the Trump administration for the mixed messaging surrounding Comey's firing and Rosenstein's role in it, noting on the Senate floor that "the story coming out of the White House about why Mr.

by | May 12, 2017 | 10:47

Before Trump decided against attending the dinner, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair canceled their dinner-themed events for this year, with CNN deciding to bring young, aspiring journalists to the event instead of their usual list of celebrities.

by | May 12, 2017 | 10:40

While the atmosphere was hostile, some at the town hall said they appreciated MacArthur's willingness to hold the forum to hear their viewpoints. A further 500 here were stuck waiting in line outside. "I voted for him", Clark added. "What will it take?" one constituent asked. A hush fell over the room when one man talked about his wife who died of brain cancer two months earlier.

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:55

All 10 ASEAN members now have diplomatic relations with North Korea , and five of them - Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia - have embassies or missions in Pyongyang. "We strongly urge the DPRK to fully comply with its obligations arising from all relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions and worldwide laws", they said, referring to the official name of North Korea , the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:53

One of the accused scheduled for arraignment is from Scranton. He arrived at the fraternity house shortly after 9 p.m. February 2 to go through what was dubbed "the gantlet" in order to become a full-fledged brother. Fraternity brothers made half-hearted and even counterproductive efforts to help him, and when one member strongly advocated for summoning help, he was shoved into a wall and told to leave, the report said.

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:43

On May 10, brought up the repeal of a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule on methane emissions under the Congressional Review Act up for a floor vote. What is the methane rule? Methane is among the most potent accelerators of global warming, 25 times more harmful than carbon dioxide. But three Republican senators broke ranks and voted against a motion to proceed: John McCain, Lindsay Graham, and Susan Collins.

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:29

Supreme Court. Both the Maryland federal judge that ruled for Cox's side and a Hawaii federal judge in a separate challenge to the executive order specifically pointed to Trump's campaign pledge as relevant evidence supporting the conclusion that the travel ban likely violated the Constitution's bar on the government expressing a religious preference.

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:18

According to Strange, Senate Republicans plan to "take their time" examining key components of the healthcare law, and will carefully consider the importance of ensuring that provisions covering pre-existing conditions are locked into the plan.

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:05

All told, more than 5,000 homes and other buildings were in the path of the storm, said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who viewed the area by helicopter and vehicle Sunday. A second death was reported Sunday, but details were not available. A total of 111 evacuations and 136 water rescues were reported as of Sunday, Gov.

by | May 12, 2017 | 09:01

But it was postponed. "Most countries have a legal basis on which future action can be built", Patricia Espinosa, the UN's climate change chief, told a webcast news conference of the findings issued at an global meeting on climate change (May 8-18) in Bonn, Germany.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:48

The 16 programs are men's basketball, women's lacrosse, men's cross country, men's and women's fencing, field hockey, men's and women's golf, gymnastics, rowing, men's soccer, softball, women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, and volleyball.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:37

The items will be collected by mail carriers while they are out delivering the mail and will be distributed in the community. Locally, Elgin and South Elgin carriers collect between 30,000 and 50,000 pounds of food, Castillo said. Cash will be split amongst the four charitable agencies along with the food items. "We know this to be true because we see it as we deliver to every address in America".

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:40

On Wednesday, DeVos was given an honorary doctorate from Bethune-Cookman but her speech was interrupted by booing on a number of occasions. There was no chance that was going to happen in 2017. Students booed, heckled, and turned their backs on President Donald Trump's appointee. "Please join me now in personally thanking and applauding those of you have served, serve or will serve as an educator", she said.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:39

He was charged with willful disruption of governmental processes , a misdemeanor. Heyman spent eight hours in jail and is now out on a $5,000 bond. "I think there's an antipathy towards the press and a natural, healthy tendency to want to physically protect public servants", he said . "And I said, 'If I'm under arrest, how come I haven't had my Miranda rights read to me?'" he said, according to Metro News .

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:25

She said she was briefing the Trump White House so that officials could take "the action that they deemed appropriate" and that she believed the Russians already had the same information. FBI Director James Comey has given no timeline for the investigation. Trump repeatedly dismisses the story as "fake news", but the investigations show no sign of abating anytime soon.

by | May 12, 2017 | 08:19

While Republicans do have majorities in both the House and Senate, their 52-seat Senate majority is too thin to break a filibuster unless eight Democrats side with the GOP. "Our Republican team had its own victory - under the radar", he added, calling the bill "a clear win for the American people". Congressional leaders announced Sunday that they'd reached a deal to avert a government shutdown until September.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:56

Lennox Lake's parents didn't go to court for the arraignment, preferring to stay at their son's side at Rady Children's Hospital. The auto that was hit contained a family returning home from a day at Disneyland. An ICE spokeswoman said they would seek to deport Banda-Acosta after any conviction and sentence connected to the collision, according to the newspaper.

by | May 12, 2017 | 07:19

The amendment in question covers all tax-exempt charities, but its effect on tax-exempt churches, specifically, has been fiercely protested - albeit rarely enforced. It is likely that the Administration will soon face legal challenges to the executive order. "I'm not seeing a lot more shield around people of faith from this", said Wilson, a professor at the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:52

Earlier San Diego police said a man opened fire at a group of people in the pool area of an apartment complex on Judicial Drive just after 6 p.m. Sunday. Court records show that Seles filed for bankruptcy in 2015 amid a failing marriage. The man had a brief conversation with Selis, though it was not clear what was said, according to Griffin.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:49

Chris is beloved by all his ESPN colleagues and for good reason: "He has a huge heart and has given so much to so many over the years", ESPN President John Skipper said in a statement . He turned 62 years old on Wednesday. In addition, ESPN sportscaster Chris Fowler and former network president George Bodenheimer are scheduled to speak about Berman prior to the video presentation.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:38

McCain said in a statement he is concerned that the Bureau of Land Management rule may be "onerous", but said undoing the rule through the Congressional Review Act would have prevented the government from issuing a similar rule in the future.

by | May 12, 2017 | 06:26

This image provided by the U.S. Department of Energy shows a 20-foot by 20-foot hole in the roof of a storage tunnel at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash ., Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The sinkhole occurred near the point where a short rail line meets a longer one. The cleanup there has cost $19 billion to date and is not expected to be finished until 2060, at an additional cost of $100 billion.

by | May 12, 2017 | 05:51

DeVos cited the university founder Mary McLeod Bethune and the school motto, " Enter to learn, depart to serve ", but interruptions from the crowd did not cease. DeVos alienated many African-Americans in February when she described historically black colleges as " real pioneers when it comes to school choice ".

by | May 12, 2017 | 04:49

It is not yet known what jet model Obama used during his trip, but Leonardo DiCaprio, one of the former president's biggest Hollywood supporters, saw his carbon footprint increase dramatically after making a similar trip past year. "There's always this security concern around you". "I don't miss that". "Now I am only captive to selfies, which is nearly as bad", he quipped. And the luxury travels of the former president are far from over.

by | May 12, 2017 | 04:26

But it all depends on how the front moves. We could see just over an inch of rain in the Kansas City metro. Higher amounts could fall in some areas. Flooding is possible in some areas as rainfall could be heavy at times. While conditions will remain cloudy throughout much of the morning and early afternoon hours, showers and storms are expected to develop by late afternoon in far western counties.