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Ex-US Congressman Weiner pleads guilty in teen 'sexting' case

Ex-US Congressman Weiner pleads guilty in teen 'sexting' case She also accused him of asking her to undress on camera. After unsuccessfully running for mayor in 2005, he resigned from Congress in disgrace in 2011 after admitting he exchanged sexually explicit photographs of himself with multiple women. [Full Article...]

Anna Nordqvist takes early lead at LPGA Classic

Anna Nordqvist takes early lead at LPGA Classic Minjee Lee and Sarah Jane Smith are not in this week's field but of the other Australians Su Oh did best with her opening round of 69 to be in a share of 21st position, Karrie Webb was round in 70, Sarah Kemp had 74 and Katherine Kirk 75. "So just less noise around me, and I can go out there and enjoy and trust myself". "The wind was blowing less, and the greens were really pure this morning", s... [Full Article...]

Future of Nebraska residents' health care uncertain

Proponents of the AHCA falsely argue that working Americans are now paying unaffordable insurance premiums to provide charity care to undeserving individuals. When it comes to health care, Americans may be having buyer's remorse. As a candidate and as president, Trump has made reassuring promises about health care. [Full Article...]

Bounty Hunters, Fugitive Dead After Massive Shootout At Texas Car Dealership

Bounty Hunters, Fugitive Dead After Massive Shootout At Texas Car Dealership 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. The "associate" and the two investigators were the only ones injured in the gunfire. Neither Garcia or Bernal have an active private investigator license according to the Texas Online Private Security (TOPS) database maint... [Full Article...]

Turkey Dispute Over Washington Protest Heats Up

Last week's incident wasn't the first time violence accompanied a visit by a Turkish leader to the U.S. Last year, a similar fight erupted outside a nuclear security summit in Washington , attended by Erdogan. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has denounced a violent confrontation in Washington, DC , last week involving Turkish security personnel and anti-Ankara protesters, calling it " simp... [Full Article...]

Where to Get Free Doughnuts on National Doughnut Day

Where to Get Free Doughnuts on National Doughnut Day If you pass by a participating Cumberland Farms location between 5 to 10 a.m., you can get a free doughnut with purchase of any dispensed beverage, which includes hot or iced coffee, fountain or frozen drink. The day commemorates the "donut lassies", female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending, home-cooked meals and of course, donuts, for soldiers o... [Full Article...]

2 officers wounded in Texas shootout undergo surgery

2 officers wounded in Texas shootout undergo surgery Upon approaching the suspect, he opened fire on the officers and they returned fire. Police say Rodriguez, who was fatally shot, had previously been convicted of murder in a Houston case and served prison time. The source did not elaborate on which injury was from the flying glass and which were gunshot wounds. Laredo police investigators survey the scene of a fatal shootout between a homicide... [Full Article...]

Trump administration asks US Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban

The Justice Department is seeking accelerated processing of the petitions in hopes the court will hear the case by October at the start of a new session, according to The Huffington Post . The administration is asking the Supreme Court to throw out the injunction imposed in both cases. Even as this ban sowed fear and dismay among the affected communities, including refugees who fear that th... [Full Article...]

Clovis 6th grader makes final round of 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Vinay will also receive a Scripps National Spelling Bee engraved trophy, a $2,500 US savings bond, a trip to New York City to appear on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan , and a complete reference library from Merriam-Webster. Mira Dedhia was attempting to become the first offspring of a former competitor to win, while Shourav Dasari was widely recognized as a favourite to win, after winning both "minor-l... [Full Article...]

March for Truth protesters take to streets downtown

March for Truth protesters take to streets downtown NY is one of 150 cities across the country expected to participate in the rally, and protesters were also gathering on Saturday at the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. And Alycia Ramirez said she came from Kirkland with her son to be a voice for her husband. In Washington, Women's March organizer and longtime activist Linda Sarsour and Rep. [Full Article...]

European leaders: climate change deal can't be renegotiated

European leaders: climate change deal can't be renegotiated Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, both top advisers to the President, were not present during the Rose Garden ceremony. Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto, whose city was invoked by Trump in his remarks, said he would continue to honor the accord. [Full Article...]

Trump honors fallen soldiers and Gold Star families in Memorial Day speech

Trump honors fallen soldiers and Gold Star families in Memorial Day speech The Fort Scott National Cemetery #1 hosted a large turnout as members of the community and out-of-town visitors came to the ceremony honoring servicemen and women who died while defending the United States and its values. Secretary Kelly himself made headlines this weekend, downplaying the significance of Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner looking to open a backchannel line of communication with... [Full Article...]

White House says Trump, Merkel 'get along very well'

White House says Trump, Merkel 'get along very well' He also said that Ms Merkel's comment was not necessarily negative. Those comments, which sent shock waves through Washington, vented Europe's frustration with Trump on climate policy in particular. German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with President Trump during a photo session with Group of Seven leaders last week in Italy. " The times when we could completely rely on others are,... [Full Article...]

SC sites going orange in campaign against gun violence

SC sites going orange in campaign against gun violence Get more information on Gun Violence Awareness Day here. Gun violence is one of the leading causes of premature death in America. On this National Gun Violence Awareness Day , let your voice be heard and show your commitment to reducing gun violence. [Full Article...]

Deja vu: Illinois' legislative session to end without a state budget

Deja vu: Illinois' legislative session to end without a state budget The state has been without a budget since 2015, causing significant cuts to social services and public education. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts . [Full Article...]

Tulsa police officer who shot unarmed black man acquitted of manslaughter

Tulsa police officer who shot unarmed black man acquitted of manslaughter The killing of 40-year-old Crutcher was among a spate of officer-involved shootings in recent years that helped galvanize the Black Lives Matter movement and prompted calls for more police accountability. "We're trained to stop a threat, and by all indications, he was a threat". At that point, Shelby fired her weapon and Turnbough fired his Taser, she testified . [Full Article...]

Police search for man suspected of stealing Portland stabbing victim's bag, ring

Police search for man suspected of stealing Portland stabbing victim's bag, ring Police credited the public's help in apprehending the homeless suspect, specifically a Domino's Pizza worker who recognized the suspect. Police say Best's backpack contained items that are personal and important to his family, including his list of all the people who served with him during his 23 years in the Army that was in a camo-colored wallet. [Full Article...]

Trump will announce decision on climate agreement Thursday

The deal relies heavily on reductions in emissions by big polluter nations, and the United States is the world's second-biggest carbon dioxide emitter behind China. Trump's daughter, Ivanka, favors staying in, the official said, and she has sought to ensure her father heard all sides in the debate. "International agreements aside, we remain committed to creating a better environment". [Full Article...]

Fresno sixth-grader wins National Spelling Bee

Fresno sixth-grader wins National Spelling Bee Victor twelve-year-old Ananya Vinay from Fresno, California , faced off against 14-year-old Rohan Rajeev, each correctly spelling heiligenschein, durchkomponiert, and sceloporus over 21 championship rounds in the lead up to the winning word. [Full Article...]

Teen Who Wrote College Essay About Papa John's Pizza Accepted to Yale

Teen Who Wrote College Essay About Papa John's Pizza Accepted to Yale The Ivy League University not only accepted the teen, they sent her a hand-written note to explain just how deeply they related to her essay topic. Carolina posted a note from an admissions officer saying she laughed out loud reading that essay, and then she ordered a pizza. [Full Article...]


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