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Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russia investigation

The White House is mobilizing to defend President Donald Trump during ousted FBI Director James Comey's Senate testimony, an effort comparable to preparations for the presidential debate following the release of an Access Hollywood tape that almost derailed his campaign. [Full Article...]

AG Ferguson to DeVos: Stop delaying student loan forgiveness

AG Ferguson to DeVos: Stop delaying student loan forgiveness Blunt noted that lawmakers in April were able to reach a deal on an omnibus 2017 spending bill that accomplished priorities like restoring year-round Pell Grants and slightly increased funding for several aid programs. DeVos said overall, the cuts were made on program effectiveness and the number of students served. About 42 million Americans have federal student loans and as Education Secre... [Full Article...]

Eric Trump: Father's Critics Are 'Not Even People'

Eric Trump appeared as a guest on Tuesday night's episode of " Hannity " and set out to not only defend his father's name, but to attack all those who have criticized him. Although Eric denied any allegations made against him, stating that nearly all the contributions made to his foundation go toward St. Jude children's hospital, Twitter was already abuzz with users condemning the president's so... [Full Article...]

Boy killed in Utah shooting was kindergartener

Police Sgt. Jason Nielsen said the Tuesday afternoon shooting was first reported to police as a domestic dispute but officers were still trying to identify those involved and their relationships. "I heard the skid and the crash, then I heard gunshots like insane", said Colby Corbett, who lives a few houses down from where the shooting took place. [Full Article...]

Divisions emerge on eve of special session

Divisions emerge on eve of special session But the governor also vetoed roughly 400 projects that were placed in the budget by legislators. Fourteen projects in Jacksonville were vetoed from the budget, including the above three UNF projects, totaling nearly $12 million being cut by Gov. [Full Article...]

Louisiana House leaders want to pare spending in budget deal

Louisiana House leaders want to pare spending in budget deal However, Governor Henry McMaster must first sign the bill, in order for it to become law; the bill goes to his desk now. Even though the House did not pass a budget, the Senate included wording in the budget trailer bill it passed last week to include a Committee of Conference with House members, using the budget passed by the House Finance Committee as the House position. [Full Article...]

Oklahoma gets grace period on REAL ID compliance

Oklahoma gets grace period on REAL ID compliance Pennsylvania is working towards updating the photo ID's to meet Real ID requirements, but they won't be ready for a couple of years. This grace period goes into effect June 7, and applies to states, including Pennsylvania, now under compliance extensions set to expire June 6. [Full Article...]

Trump Nominates Fmr. Justice Department Official For FBI Director

This pick for FBI Director was also announced by him from his Twitter handle. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the judiciary committee, said he "may be fine" but added that she still needs to vet him. Senators of both parties had urged Trump to choose a law-enforcement professional rather than a politician when the president was considering choices such as Senator John Cornyn and former Sen... [Full Article...]

Kevin Durant's menacing defense leads the way for Warriors

That's been quite evident through two games. In his unique way, Curry put the game in his hands and molded it into a sizable Warriors' advantage. A year after winning 73 games to set the NBA's regular-season record, the Warriors can make more history if they sweep the Cavs to complete the league's first undefeated postseason. [Full Article...]

Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship

Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship If he doesn't, he will be breaking the First Amendment of the US Constitution, the letter claims. "Your Twitter account is a designated public forum for essentially the same reasons that open city council meetings and school board meetings are ", the lawyers wrote in the letter . [Full Article...]

Andrea Constand Testifies Against Bill Cosby in Sexual-Assault Trial

Andrea Constand Testifies Against Bill Cosby in Sexual-Assault Trial This is the first time that Cosby, 79, has been charged with a crime , though in recent years, he has been accused by more than 50 women of drugging and/or sexual misconduct. "He didn't want that", Ms Sewell said. "And I felt naked". Instead, she said he responded, "I thought you had an orgasm, didn't you?" She came forward in 2015 at a news conference with celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred. [Full Article...]

200+ mayors, 10 governors counter Trump's exit from Paris Agreement

200+ mayors, 10 governors counter Trump's exit from Paris Agreement I say, "Viva la France!" "This is one of the most cynical and frankly ignorant and risky, self-destructive steps that I've seen in my entire lifetime in public life", said the former chief diplomat under President Barack Obama . Trump on Thursday pulled the United States from the landmark 2015 agreement created to fight climate change, fulfilling a major campaign pledge despite entreaties from ... [Full Article...]

Voters start on picking candidates to replace Chris Christie

None of the Democratic or Republican parties' top leaders faced primary challenges on Tuesday. She has stressed her differences with the unpopular term-limited governor. Then in January of this year, Khan insisted that Trump's state visit to Britain be canceled after the US President attempted to impose a travel ban on Muslim nations - a policy he labeled "cruel and shameful". [Full Article...]

Cosby accuser to resume testimony in sex assault trial

Cosby accuser to resume testimony in sex assault trial However, celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, who represents numerous women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault, told the Associated Press outside the court that she is hopeful "there will be justice in this case". Constand, the case's central accuser, alleged a similar set of facts when she reported to police in 2005 that Cosby assaulted her. "I felt really humiliated and I was really confuse... [Full Article...]

Kremlin denies Russian hackers attacked US software firm

Kremlin denies Russian hackers attacked US software firm Earlier on June 6, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said President Donald Trump told him to "begin a reengagement process" aimed at rebuilding relations with Moscow , and not to let the turmoil in Washington over possible Russian ties to Trump's inner circle get in the way. [Full Article...]

Mother defends decision allowing snake to bite baby

Mother defends decision allowing snake to bite baby The mom said she also had the snake bit her and her son several times before, but it didn't make a mark. "So, I thought it was a good opportunity to introduce her without actually getting hurt", she said. The woman added that she was teaching her daughter to steer clear of snakes, just as she learned to do from her father who was a Jupiter, Florida, police officer. [Full Article...]

Subpoenas pile up for Michael Flynn's documents in Russian Federation probe

Subpoenas pile up for Michael Flynn's documents in Russian Federation probe Some Russians boasted about how well they knew Mr. Flynn. The Washington Post reports that Trump's campaign committee received a letter from the committee last week and was asked to comply with it. President Trump maintains there was no contact between Moscow and his campaign. The White House said the hearings support the administration's version of events. [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin to Megyn Kelly: US Hackers Could Have Framed Russia

Vladimir Putin to Megyn Kelly: US Hackers Could Have Framed Russia This interview is coming after the Federal Bureau of Investigation found significant evidence of Russian interference, sanctioned by Kremlin, Metro reports. Then why did the US intelligence services say it was the Russians? He then suggested that hackers from within the United States could also have been responsible, and used Russian Federation as a fall guy. [Full Article...]

White House Just Won't Say If Trump Believes in Climate Change

White House Just Won't Say If Trump Believes in Climate Change Brown, who vigorously opposes the United States' withdrawal from the pact, lambasted Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris accord as "insane". "The president made an executive agreement because that was the best that we could do", he said. However, the consequences could be significant for the United States if the withdrawal does happen in the end. [Full Article...]

White House Tries to Regroup, But Trump Isn't Helping

White House Tries to Regroup, But Trump Isn't Helping Trump had been considering whether to invoke executive privilege on his White House conversations with Comey and keep him from testifying Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. "Sources familiar with Comey's thinking told CNN last month that he now believes that Trump was trying to influence his judgment about the Russian Federation investigation, during several conversations". [Full Article...]


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