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by | May 18, 2017 | 15:43

But he called it "problematic" in its current form and said it had caused more division than he ever saw in his eight years as a legislator. When asked by New Orleans Rep. Terry Landry (D-Lafayette) told The Advocate while standing in the hall waiting for an aide to retrieve his glasses and cellphone from his desk in the chamber.

by | May 18, 2017 | 15:37

DeVos's selection to speak at the commencement event was controversial. "Black students did not "choose" HBCUs over the all-white colleges", Rep John Conyers said , after the statement . "As we have said repeatedly, be careful of the people you let in your place", Jackson said, seeming to acknowledge the criticism. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been shunned by students during a speech at a university in Florida, as she struggles to gain popularity after narrowly escaping ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 15:14

Shelby testified that she fired her weapon out of fear because she said Crutcher didn't obey her commands to lie on the ground and appeared to reach inside his SUV for what she thought was a gun. At right is Crutcher family attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons. Crutcher's death reignited chants of "Black Lives Matter" after he became the latest in a series of unarmed black men killed by police across the U.S.

by | May 18, 2017 | 15:08

Trump reportedly asked Comey, who was overseeing the investigation into Flynn, to "let it go", raising questions about why Trump later suddenly fired Comey as the investigation continued. Allegations that Trump passed highly classified intelligence to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are intended to incite "anti-Russian sentiment", he said, and those making such claims "either don't understand that they are harming their own country, which means they are just dumb, or they understand ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:54

Angus King said if allegations that President Donald Trump tried to shut down an FBI investigation into one of his former advisers prove true, the president will be bordering on "the legal definition of obstruction of justice " and could open himself up to impeachment proceedings.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:14

That's an increase of 37 percent over the 30,028 immigration arrests made during the same period past year, under the Obama administration. Acting ICE director Thomas Homan said the statistics released Wednesday show that agents still prioritize lawbreakers: 30,473 criminals were arrested from January 22 to April 29, an 18 percent increase from the same period in 2016.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:02

Deirdre Fike, assistant director in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in L.A., said that at one of the raided locations, authorities found several people in a locked room. Last month, Trump administration officials blamed what they called lax immigration enforcement for the rise of MS-13 and promised a stronger federal response.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:00

By the next morning, however, H.R. McMaster's pronouncement was undercut by Trump himself, making the aide the latest to face a public conflict with the boss in a White House where credibility problems are becoming an occupational hazard. Mr Trump confirmed via Twitter that during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the White House last week he shared information related to a potential airline plot by Islamic State, thought to involve a laptop bomb.

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:55

Police investigating the matter have said that they believe Mr Rich was killed during a botched burglary but have not closed the case. But for months, right-wing media outlets have floated unproven theories that Rich was the person who provided Wikileaks thousands of internal DNC emails, and that his death might have been connected with the supposed leak.

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:39

In the radio interview Wednesday, Clarke said he had spoken several times with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. Such senior positions are announced by the Department when made official by the Secretary. Clarke said he will take a position at the Office of Partnership and Engagement. The bigger problem? Clarke's definition of terrorism is extraordinarily broad; he has labeled the Black Lives Matter movement a terror organization.

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:30

Dozens of cyclists hit the road to be seen but not heard in the fourth annual Ride of Silence on Wednesday evening through Lubbock. The ride began at Texas Tech Parkway and 19th Street and traveled along Indiana Avenue up to 98th Street. Tonight at 10 I have more from families who have lost their loved ones while cycling. "It actually surprised me", Morton said. Brownsvillle cyclists ride along Alton Gloor Wednesday during a Ride of Silence.

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:27

But the swirling questions about his conduct were clearly on his mind when he told graduates at the US Coast Guard Academy in CT that "no politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly". "But sometimes she appears to be too careful by half to some of her constituents here in ME", he said. "If these allegations, senator, are true, are we getting closer and closer to the possibility of yet another impeachment process?" "I guess that's why we ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 11:45

The U.S. Department of Energy said the collapse covered about 400 square feet (37.1 square meters) instead of the 16 square feet (1.4 square meters) first reported. Crews are now surveying the area near the PUREX tunnels for contamination. Cleaning up radioactive materials has been a problem for years at the site in Hanford, which is a small agricultural community in Washington, about 200 miles southeast of Seattle.

by | May 18, 2017 | 11:44

The area stretches from the Texas Panhandle through Oklahoma, western Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa into Minnesota and Wisconsin. The governors of Wisconsin and Oklahoma plan to survey the most damaged areas of their states later Wednesday. The Storm Prediction Center says strong wind gusts and large, damaging hail are possible throughout the region. In northern Wisconsin, state emergency management officials are concerned about flooding in Ashland, Trempealeau, Clark and Jackson counties.

by | May 17, 2017 | 18:00

Canada, Russia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland want the statement to make reference to the Paris accord, while United States officials have reportedly sought to have those references left out. Yet at a time when Trump seeks to gut science and environmental funding and slap back progress the United States has made toward global climate commitments, Balton said America wouldn't shut down participation in climate science on the Arctic.

by | May 17, 2017 | 17:52

This request comes after The New York Times revealed on Tuesday the existence of documents that Comey wrote shortly after having conversations with Trump. Other lawmakers, grasping the deeply serious twist the Trump crisis took on Tuesday, are also calling for full disclosure. Andrew McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor who writes for the conservative National Review, said it's premature to judge whether what has been reported rises to the level of obstruction of justice.

by | May 17, 2017 | 17:51

The classified information had been shared with the president by an ally, violating the confidentiality of an intelligence-sharing agreement with that country. Israeli intelligence officials, reportedly the source of the classified information, told BuzzFeed the episode confirmed their "worst fears". A U.S.

by | May 17, 2017 | 17:50

Furthermore, Section 133 of the American Health Care Act states that insurance providers can not discriminate against individuals with pre-existing conditions by charging them higher premiums. Throughout the health care debate in the House, Republican senators didn't shy away from criticizing the negotiations happening across the Capitol.

by | May 17, 2017 | 17:38

A team of eight attendants handle their luggage and whisk them through a dedicated security gate into one of more than a dozen suites. When it's time to catch their flights, passengers get a ride in shiny BMW sedans across the runway and straight to the planes.

by | May 17, 2017 | 17:40

Two teenagers from Wisconsin have sparked a security review of the Golden Gate Bridge-all due to their daredevil stunt. The daredevil said he always wanted to scale the span, so during Easter break in early April he and his partner, who goes by the pseudonym Tommy Rector - who is in his early 20s - flew to San Francisco to make the climb.

by | May 17, 2017 | 17:26

There are now four candidates running for presidency, including incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, Ebrahim Raisi , Mostafa Hashemitaba, and Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim. Raisi is believed to be the favorite of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who will remain Iran's top decision-maker, but it's unclear whether Raisi will be able to unseat Rouhani.

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:56

Army spokesman Dave Foster said that Manning will continue as an active but unpaid soldier, moreover, she will still receive the medical treatment and care and she will be granted permissions to visit commissioners and participate in military exchanges.

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:56

Assessment crews were headed out Wednesday to determine the extent of the damage. Storms won't enter central Oklahoma until quite a bit later Tuesday evening. SIOUX CITY | An early morning storm packing winds reaching speeds more than 80 miles per hour caused widespread tree and building damage in at least two Northwest Iowa counties.

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:27

He said the Medicaid cuts proposed in the bill would hurt these individuals, who would have to move to exchanges and pay high deductibles. "The Senate is starting from scratch", Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME said during an interview on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday.

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:28

And on Saturday, their latest desperate and very real attempt to maintain the purity of the white race saw them brandishing torches, chanting Nazi slogans , and protesting the removal of the Robert E. Spencer, a well-known white supremacist who heads the National Policy Institute, is credited by some with coining the term "alt-right" to describe online and social media communities on the far right that include white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis, among others.

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:01

Or will Trump place a high value on a candidate who would be a reassuring voice to an organization shaken by Comey's firing? The Texas Republican and Senate majority whip announced his decision in a written statement Tuesday afternoon. The partisan furor has underscored the need for an impartial and independent director. Compared with the other choices interviewed by Sessions and the Department of Justice over the weekend, Cornyn is well-known to his former senators.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:45

That assertion was untrue, something the White House blamed on Flynn when it fired him a month later. Another 11-day break for Memorial Day is just around the corner. "Even if President Trump unwittingly blew a highly classified code-word source to the Russians, that would be risky enough". Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic House leader, said tonight if this story is true , at a minimum it would be an abuse of executive power.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:39

A small plane has crashed into a building near Teterboro Airport on Monday afternoon, causing black smoke to lift into the sky, multiple New York City media sources report. The pilot of the plane suffered minor injuries and is expected to be all right, according to New Jersey State Police. Police officers take pictures near the site of a deadly small plane crash near Teterboro Airport in Carlstadt , N.J., just west of New York City, Monday, May 15, 2017.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:35

The removal of the statue early Wednesday comes after the city has already taken down a statue of the Confederacy's only president and a memorial to a white rebellion against a biracial Reconstruction-era government in the city. In 2004, the words "slave owner" were painted on the monument's base. But doing away with the monuments has met with staunch resistance from groups who argue that the statues are nevertheless important symbols of the city's Southern heritage.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:17

He said the agenda is deregulation, tax reform and repealing and replacing the health care law. The controversy engulfed the White House. Another 11-day break for Memorial Day is just around the corner. Mr Trump was later informed that he had broken protocol and White House officials placed calls to the National Security Agency and the CIA looking to minimise any damage.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:15

That assertion was untrue, something the White House blamed on Flynn when it fired him a month later. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump watches Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan depart the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 .

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:03

The Regional Transit Authority said the streetcar line on Canal St. near Jefferson Davis Parkway will be blocked off until approximately 9 a.m. Jenkins said she's not sure if she'll stand guard at the remaining two Confederate monuments, but does want to show support to her cause.

by | May 17, 2017 | 14:54

Wheeler also claimed that his sources told him Rich contacted WikiLeaks and that there is evidence of that interaction on Rich's computer. However, online conspiracy theories have tied the murder to Rich's work at the DNC. "My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks ", investigator Rod Wheeler said.

by | May 17, 2017 | 14:37

Before the partnered force reached its target, it came under heavy fire from al-Shabab fighters, a second US military official in the region told NBC News. service member has been killed in combat action in Somalia since the incident there in 1993", Mack told AFP . The special operators came under fire immediately after the aircraft them along with the Somalian troops into the area, Pentagon Spokesman Capt.

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:31

Leigh Grasso , curriculum director for the Mesa County Valley School District , issued the order to have the district's 20 copies removed from library shelves. Another school district in Minnesota temporarily pulled the book after a parent complained that it referenced sex. However, some librarians and even school counselors were against the removal of the book, claiming that it does not include the same suicidal depictions as the Netflix series.