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Man holding human head stabs store clerk; mother found dead

Man holding human head stabs store clerk; mother found dead A man carrying what appeared to be a human head walked into a grocery store in OR and stabbed an employee just minutes before authorities discovered a woman's body in a home in a nearby town. A caller reported the incident to authorities at around 2:15 p.m. Deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office arrived at the store at and took the suspect into custody. [Full Article...]

82 freed Chibok schoolgirls arrive in Nigeria's capital

A Nigerian official said that while some girls had been released by Boko Haram they had not yet reached the Borno state capital of Maiduguri. Also its vehicles were used to transport the freed girls to Nigerian officials at Baki, in Borno state. [Full Article...]

The Hill: Four candidates interviewing for Federal Bureau of Investigation director job Saturday

Judges were long selected to run the Federal Bureau of Investigation because they were seen as likely to keep agents within constitutional boundaries and were steeped in criminal law. Earlier this week, he dismissed the idea that Trump fired Comey to impede the FBI's Russian Federation probe, terming it a "phony narrative". "To me, it's like appointing a judge", Graham said. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Rejects North Carolina Voter ID Case

North Carolina's Republican legislative leaders say they're going to try again after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear their appeal to reinstate a 2013 law mandating photo ID and other voting restrictions. Republicans defended their law by claiming that it didn't target black voters because of their race, but because they vote heavily Democratic, using a still brazenly undemocratic arg... [Full Article...]

President Trump Is Confident That Israel And Palestine Will Find Peace

Trump said it was important to prevent inflammatory rhetoric and raised concerns about payments made by the Palestinian Authority to families of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails. "We need two willing parties", Mr. Trump told Mr. Abbas. While Trump is committed to peace, his rhetoric on what it would take to get it has sometimes wavered on the idea of a two-state solution and bucked... [Full Article...]

UNESCO adopts resolution calling Jerusalem 'occupied'

The resolution , submitted by several Arab nations, has softer wording than another UNESCO decision past year that referred to several sites primarily by their Islamic names and largely ignored Jewish terms. "The senior officials expressed their bitter disappointment over Sweden's vote at UNESCO". Six other European Union countries, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Germany and the... [Full Article...]

Trump limits IRS action over church political activity

Trump limits IRS action over church political activity After President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday allowing religious institutions more freedom in political matters - it's brought some mixed emotion to the Tennessee Valley. "Today's executive order signing was an elaborate photo-op with no discernible policy outcome", Romero said in a statement released Thursday afternoon. [Full Article...]

DOJ, Sarah Sanders: Rosenstein Actually Didn't Threaten To Resign After Comey Firing

DOJ, Sarah Sanders: Rosenstein Actually Didn't Threaten To Resign After Comey Firing Sure, the deputy press secretary is folksy and has an unflappable demeanor. Buzzfeed journalist David Mack unearthed a photo of a giant rabbit posing between George W Bush and his wife, Laura, which instantly went viral. "You'd have to ask the Department of Justice". After Spicer spent several minutes hidden in the darkness and among the bushes near these sets, Janet Montesi, an executive as... [Full Article...]

Is Trump Taping Conversations in the Oval Office? Sean Spicer Won't Say

Is Trump Taping Conversations in the Oval Office? Sean Spicer Won't Say The firing drew a wave of criticism in large part because the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been investigating whether election meddling by Russian Federation involved people in Trump's presidential campaign. Trump's veiled Friday morning threat to Comey - coming amid an active investigation into the Trump's campaigns connections with Russia - might constitute witness intimidation , accordi... [Full Article...]

No verdict in Florida ex-congresswoman's fraud trial

No verdict in Florida ex-congresswoman's fraud trial The verdict, which had to be unanimous, came after over 11 hours of deliberation from a restructured jury that seemed content to take its time and review the facts before making a decision. She sat 24 years as a member of Congress before losing re-election last year. Prosecutors say she funneled money from a nonprofit education fund into her personal accounts. [Full Article...]

DeVos booed speaking at historically black university

DeVos later apologized for her remarks , stating that HBCUs were "born out of necessity" and "made higher education accessible to students who otherwise would have been denied the opportunity". The university, however, refused proposals to disinvite DeVos. Jackson had to interrupt DeVos' speech to warn the graduates to calm down. The decision to have DeVos address the some-300 students graduati... [Full Article...]

GOP senator disinvited from speaking at historically black university

GOP senator disinvited from speaking at historically black university Rep. Beto O'Rourke of El Paso is already running to challenge Cruz, but if Cornyn's seat were up, he could first run for that and still run against Cruz if he doesn't win. Cornyn's inclusion on the list came even as historically black Texas Southern University canceled Cornyn's planned Saturday commencement address amid opposition from students upset about his politics. [Full Article...]

Trump tweets warning to Comey over leaks

Trump tweets warning to Comey over leaks In an interview with NBC on Thursday , the president revealed that he had spoken with Comey multiple times about the Russian Federation investigation, including two phone calls and a dinner, before ultimately choosing to dismiss him. During his testimony, McCabe contradicted the White House's assertion that the President "and the rest of the FBI" had lost confidence in Comey. Trump's about-fa... [Full Article...]

Video shows 'bullying' incident days before 8-year-old took his life

Video shows 'bullying' incident days before 8-year-old took his life Jennifer Branch, Reynolds' attorney, told CBS affiliate WKRC-TV that her client could have had her son properly examined if the school informed her of the incident. He was on the floor just over seven minutes. School officials said they were concerned about the length of time that Gabriel lay on the floor, and the district is reviewing procedures regarding adult supervisions in the restrooms. [Full Article...]

Senate panel seeks Flynn documents in Russia probe

Senate panel seeks Flynn documents in Russia probe Flynn had declined the committee's April 28 request to turn over the documents voluntarily through counsel, according to a joint statement from committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va. Yates, a holdover from President Barack Obama's administration, was sacked as the acting attorney general after refusing to enforce Trump's controversial executive order on immig... [Full Article...]

Arrested Development Season 5 Is Closer Than Ever, Jason Bateman Says

Arrested Development Season 5 Is Closer Than Ever, Jason Bateman Says Bateman plays Michael Bluth, who tries to keep his wealthy but dysfunctional family together. Get ready to chicken dance once more, " Arrested Development " fans. Although it has been some time since the series last offered new content, viewers can stream the first four seasons on Netflix. She left the show on her own terms, but did not mention " Arrested Development " as reasoning for her exit. [Full Article...]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Enacts New Drug Crime Policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Enacts New Drug Crime Policy The change, "affirms our responsibility to enforce the law, is moral and just, and produces consistency", Sessions said, in a memo to federal prosecutors written May 10 and made public Friday. These efforts, combined with the U.S. Sentencing Commission's adjustments to the sentencing guidelines for drug offenses, led to a substantial decline in the federal prison population. [Full Article...]

White House plays down Trump's praise of Australian health-care system

White House plays down Trump's praise of Australian health-care system Trump also returned to the subject, tweeting Friday afternoon, "Of course the Australians have better healthcare than we do -everybody does", adding that USA health care "will soon be great". Do you believe it? "Everyone's talking about this phone call. You didn't really hang up, '" said Trump. "I think we've made very clear we're going to be hands on in this process". [Full Article...]

Three dead, including police chief, in nursing home shooting, sheriff says

Three dead, including police chief, in nursing home shooting, sheriff says Police weren't immediately able to identify the gunman and were trying to determine what, if any, relationship he had with the nursing home, Thorp said. "This is a really small town, and everybody knows everybody", Kirkersville resident Debbie Messer told the Columbus Dispatch . The two hostages, who were not harmed, ran away when the gunman shot Disario, investigators said. [Full Article...]

Trump threatens to cancel briefings; Spicer back at podium

Trump threatens to cancel briefings; Spicer back at podium Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, May 10, 2017. "I have long believed that a president can fire an Federal Bureau of Investigation director for any reason, or for no reason at all". [Full Article...]


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