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Officer who shot Tamir Rice is fired in unrelated matter

Williams said Loehmann, who shot Rice, has been fired . He was not fired for the shooting , but rather for lying on his application and violating other administrative policies. Hollinger failed to tell Mandl that the 911 caller told her that Tamir was " probably a child " and that that the airsoft pellet gun he had was " probably fake ". [Full Article...]

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

The president also has been accused of trying to pressure Comey into ending the FBI's investigation of Mike Flynn , the former general who headed the National Security Council until he was forced to resign after he was revealed to have lied about his conversations with Russian officials. [Full Article...]

Speaker says Illinois Legislature will miss budget deadline

Speaker says Illinois Legislature will miss budget deadline For now, St. Louis city's $10/hour minimum wage is still in effect. The Lagos federal legislator enthused that the passage of the bill would check the current scenario where the decision to increase wages is entirely at the whims and caprices of the executive arm of government. [Full Article...]

Trump dismisses 'fabricated' report of Kushner's outreach to Russian Federation

Trump dismisses 'fabricated' report of Kushner's outreach to Russian Federation Back-channel communication with foreign nations of the type that White House adviser Jared Kushner reportedly sought with the Russian government are "the regular course of business", counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday morning. [Full Article...]

Trump Considers Lifting Sanctions on Russia Amid Investigation

Trump Considers Lifting Sanctions on Russia Amid Investigation Russian Federation has owned the estates in Maryland and NY since the days of the Soviet Union. Officials would likely give back the estates with strings attached, including revoking the diplomatic protections previously attached to the buildings, The Washington Post reported . [Full Article...]

Iowa's Republican senators lower expectations on Obamacare repeal

House Republicans proposed a 3.3 percent average increase in teacher pay during the 2017-18 school year, compared to 3.7 percent average raises in the Senate plan. Senate Republicans participating in health-bill negotiations say their conversations so far have centered on policy changes , not taxes. Ernst, elected in 2014, says she has been part of an informal GOP health care working group's disc... [Full Article...]

Iowa's GOP senators cast doubt on health care law repeal

Republican leaders from the state House released their proposed budget Wednesday, hoping to increase pay for state employees, including teachers, and provide tax relief. Unfortunately for the Republican senator, it's most certainly not better than the Affordable Care Act - not even close. A somewhat surreal Politico story from last week reports that Senate Republicans feel intense gloom over... [Full Article...]

Portland mother to Trump: Condemn acts of hate

Portland mother to Trump: Condemn acts of hate Taliesin Namkai-Meche, 23, and Ricky Best, 53, intervened and were fatally stabbed . Authorities say Jeremy Christian on Friday started verbally abusing two young women, including one wearing a hijab. "We've got all kinds of things", said Murr Brewster, who came to see a memorial at the city's transit center. Christian has a well-documented history of harboring beliefs most closely aligned ... [Full Article...]

Finals of National Spelling Bee begin with 40 elite spellers

Finals of National Spelling Bee begin with 40 elite spellers Addo, 13, correctly spelled "imprecatory" and "taciturnity" in Wednesday's oral rounds, which were televised by ESPN3. Those 188 remaining competitors were narrowed down to just 40 based on the results of a written test given Tuesday. This year's competition has already made headlines in March because of the 5-year-old super speller Edith Fuller , who became the youngest contender ever at the n... [Full Article...]

Explosion at Wisconsin plant kills at least 1

The blast occurred at around 11 p.m. and fire crews have responded. The blast happened late Wednesday at the Didion Milling Plant in the Columbia County village, which is about 20 miles northwest of Beaver Dam. OSHA ordered the mill to correct the problem by April 2011. It has offices and a soybean plant in Jefferson County to the southwest, the mill and an ethanol plant in Cambria and an oil ... [Full Article...]

Texas House Passes 'Bathroom Bill' That Targets Transgender Students

Texas House Passes 'Bathroom Bill' That Targets Transgender Students The continued infighting, which often involves social issues like religion and class conflicts, could affect millions of public school students or spark a special session that could keep lawmakers in Austin into the summer. "Governor Abbott has said he would demand action on this in a special session, and the House made a decision to dispose of the issue in this way", said House Speaker Joe Straus... [Full Article...]

Girl charged with fatally stabbing Uber driver

Girl charged with fatally stabbing Uber driver Mike Foley, a friend who worked with Nelson in the restaurant industry, said he would sometimes speak about the dangers of ride-sharing. Authorities said Nelson, of Wilmette, was dropping off a fare in the area when he was stabbed. Assistant State's Attorney Michelle Cunningham says the 34-year-old Nelson picked up the girl near a Walmart in Skokie, from which she stole the machete. [Full Article...]

Top Trump aide exits as wider White House overhaul expected

Dubke said in a statement it had been an honor to serve Trump and "my distinct pleasure to work side by side, day by day with the staff of the communications and press departments". "They have talked to many people, including me", Bossie said. Dubke follows Michael Flynn, the embattled retired three-star general who was Trump's first national security adviser, and several lower-level senior aide... [Full Article...]

Traffic deaths up from 2016 on holiday weekend

May 26 and midnight May 29, troopers investigated four traffic and two boating fatalities. Across Virginia, troopers responded to 652 crashes during the weekend. The council estimated between 357 to 467 deaths would occur nationwide during Memorial Day this year. The statistics cover only those crashes investigated by state police. [Full Article...]

White House Communications Director resigns

Trump posted a tweet Tuesday saying "we have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military". Spicer also fielded questions about a White House shake-up as Communications Director Mike Dubke quit Tuesday after three months of working under President Trump. [Full Article...]

Social media rushes to define Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

Spicer also said the president is meeting Tuesday afternoon with two more candidates to replace James Comey for Federal Bureau of Investigation director: John Pistole, a former TSA administrator who previously served as Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director, and Chris Wray, a former Justice Department official who served during the George W. [Full Article...]

Trump tweets article with unnamed source after criticizing reports with unnamed sources

Preet Bharara, who was the US attorney in Manhattan at the time said the spy was under "the guise of being a legitimate banker, gathered intelligence as an agent of the Russian Federation in NY". Despite Trump's campaign to convince America that Obama was born in Kenya and thus ineligible to serve as president, it's possible-if not likely-he didn't even believe this to be true. [Full Article...]

Gunfight at Nissan dealership turns deadly in Greenville

Gunfight at Nissan dealership turns deadly in Greenville The unusual circumstances around the event have Ford and others at the dealership speculating that the first two men could have been bounty hunters rather than federal agents. Family members of Bernal say he worked for Garcia who was the owner of F.N.G. Police said about 20 shots were fired in about six seconds and all three men died. [Full Article...]

NYPD sergeant who killed mentally ill woman is arrested

NYPD sergeant who killed mentally ill woman is arrested Danner", Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark said in the news release. He was to appear in court later Wednesday. Ed Mullins, the president of Barry's police union, called the charges ridiculous and said he is disappointed by the grand jury's decision. [Full Article...]

Map shows the most misspelled word in each state

Vanya Shivashankar, left, 13, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, hold up the championship trophy as co-champions after winning the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee . For example, were users in Arkansas watching old Taco Bell commercials or searching for an indoor pup when they wanted to know how to spell "Chihuahua"? I'm just thankful for spellcheck. [Full Article...]


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