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Author: 0 One More To Go: New Orleans Takes Down Civil War General's Statue

The statue at the main entrance to the 1,300-acre City Park is one of four that the City Council and Mayor Mitch Landrieu have targeted for removal in an attempt to put post-Civil War divisions to rest. The Beauregard monument has been at the center of a legal battle, launched by the Monumental Task Committee, a group aiming for the statues to remain in place.

Author: 0 Merrill Blasts Trump's Voter Fraud Commission

His vice chair will be Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach , who is known as an anti-immigration zealot and crusader against voter fraud. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, in a tweet, said, "My office found zero substantiated claims of voter fraud in NY past year".

USA Tornadoes touchdown in the Plains
Author: 0 Tornadoes touchdown in the Plains

A severe thunderstorm watch will likely be issued later this evening. Just after 1 p.m., radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm about 14 miles north of Beatrice, moving northeast at 40 mph. The best chance for storms on Saturday will be in the morning with more isolated storms by the afternoon if not dry. The greatest threat will be across our western counties approaching the I-35 corridor this afternoon and evening.

USA Year-old boy at center of Amber Alert found dead
Author: 0 Year-old boy at center of Amber Alert found dead

Frazier had been abducted in a grocery store parking lot and shot in the head. The Clarion-Ledger is reporting that the boy and the stolen auto were found in Gluckstadt, Mississippi. 7-year-old Kingston Frazier was inside. Even if I was mad at the world, I couldn't do this to a 6-year-old...to me, it's hatred. The innocence and life of a six-year-old child have been taken by a horrific crime.

USA President Trump Delivers Commencement Address at Liberty University
Author: 0 President Trump Delivers Commencement Address at Liberty University

Trump also commended war heroes and athletes, and at one point read off Liberty's 2018 football schedule, a commendation of the future of the university's athletic program. "As long as I am president, no one is ever going to stop you from practicing your faith or preaching what's in your heart", Trump said. "Remember this: Nothing worth doing ever, ever, ever came easy", he said.

Author: 0 Old tweets about classified info from GOP and Trump resurfaces

Navarro - a Republican - denounced the excuses that members of her party make for Trump, despite having criticized Clinton relentlessly for just the possibility that classified information could have landed in the wrong hands from her private email.

USA Trump Implies There Is A Recording Of His Conversations With Comey
Author: 0 Trump Implies There Is A Recording Of His Conversations With Comey

Multiple officials, including Pence, said the president was acting at the behest of Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Comey further damaged the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DOJ by laying out details of the case, which the Trump-era DOJ said is a break from standard DOJ procedures.

USA Texas Southern University cancels Cornyn's commencement speech
Author: 0 Texas Southern University cancels Cornyn's commencement speech

Texas Southern University is one of the largest historically black universities in the country and confers the fourth-largest number of doctoral and professional degrees to African Americans. "This was within the president's authority, but it is really important, it is absolutely essential, that we have a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director that shares the confidence, not only of the president but of Congress and the American people", Cornyn said Wednesday on Fox News.

USA Hinting at secret tapes, Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director
Author: 0 Hinting at secret tapes, Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director

In another stunning reversal one day earlier, President Trump told NBC News that he planned to fire Comey even before meeting with top-ranking Justice Department officials and soliciting their recommendations on his performance. After Mike Pence replaced Christie as the head of the Trump transition effort toward the end of 2016, Flynn - by then one of Trump's closest advisers - assumed control of national security issues.

USA Ryan backs Trump, cautions against 'rush to judgment'
Author: 0 Ryan backs Trump, cautions against 'rush to judgment'

Such specifics in the memos were reported Tuesday, May 17, by the New York Times . "But everybody gets a fair trial in this country", Amash added as he left a House GOP conference meeting, The Hill reports. Elijah Cummings, top Democrat on a key House oversight panel, countered that Ryan and the Republicans had shown "zero, zero, zero appetite for any investigation of President Trump".

USA Police announce 'Click it or Ticket' campaign
Author: 0 Police announce 'Click it or Ticket' campaign

Children under 16 years of age are required by the seat-belt law to be secured with a seat belt or within a auto seat no matter where in the vehicle they are sitting. However, the percentage of properly restrained 5- to 13-year-olds is only 82%. "It's your responsibility to make sure every passenger is buckled up".

Author: 0 Chelsea Manning released from prison

In July 2010, Manning - then a male soldier known as Bradley - was arrested over the release of a huge trove of more than 700,000 classified military and diplomatic documents via WikiLeaks. But, in January this year, former US President Barack Obama commuted her sentence in one of his last acts in the White House. But that doesn't mean Manning isn't sorry for her actions.

Author: 0 No politician in history has been treated 'more unfairly'

Prices of bonds, regarded as a safe haven in times of market turbulence, rallied. House Speaker Paul Ryan, on whose shoulders much of the burden of advancing an ambitious Republican agenda rests, is taking pains to remain above the fray. The first part of the law has to do with trying to influence jurors in the course of a trial; we can ignore it for our purposes. The impeachment question was raised at a town hall debate between Republican Governor of Ohio John Kasich and Senator Bernie ...

USA US governors work Senate as new power brokers in Obamacare repeal
Author: 0 US governors work Senate as new power brokers in Obamacare repeal

At least four other states are in danger of having just a single company, or even no companies at all, offering individual health plans on the marketplace in 2018. "(Insurance companies) are sort of rethinking whether they want to be part of the law at all". State and federal monies would create the New York Health Trust Fund.

Author: 0 President Trump warns Comey about 'leaking', implies talks were recorded

Unfortunately for the press and the public it intends to serve, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer provided no clarity. Fox News quoted a government source as saying they were moving "quickly and expeditiously" to find a replacement, adding: "We're doing our due diligence - we are not going to cut any corners".

USA Unusual road focus on Route 50 fatal crash
Author: 0 Unusual road focus on Route 50 fatal crash

The crash occurred on Route 44 at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was flown by a state police medevac helicopter to Johns Hopkins, where he is now receiving medical treatment for injuries sustained in the crash. Clair, was trapped inside his vehicle. EMS providers on the scene requested a GO-TEAM response. A third vehicle was involved, driven by Anthony Stanley, 59, of Bowie.

Author: 0 Dozens Gather as Jefferson Davis Memorial Comes Down

Mayor Landrieu has said the two remaining Confederate monuments slated to be removed, of Generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard, may come down at "anytime, sooner rather than later". At the behest of Mayor Mitch Landrieu , the City Council voted in 2015 to take down four monuments. Workers began lifting the monument around 5 a.m.

Author: 0 New Orleans Removes Statue of Jefferson Davis

Joseph Crespino, the Jimmy Carter Professor of American History at Emory University, said the main difference between New Orleans and Atlanta is one of placement. The city said it wants to relocate them to a museum or another suitable facility. Landrieu said the monuments will be removed and put into storage until a suitable and permanent home can be found.

USA Man caught on camera punching security guard charged
Author: 0 Man caught on camera punching security guard charged

The assault, which broke Stigler's nose and fractured her eye socket, was caught on the security cameras outside the condo and now police are looking for the man. The man was inside police headquarters being questioned while Valenti spoke on his behalf to reporters: "He is so remorseful". She says he was under the influence of alcohol.

Author: 0 Hendersonville honors fallen officers for Peace Officers Memorial Day

Kennedy in 1962. Yes, they do count K-9 units as fallen officers. Memphis Police Department was also represented in Washington D.C. during the unity tour. Names they chose to give their sons, never wishing they'd hear them uttered at a memorial service. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Author: 0 Ford plans job cuts to boost profits

Ford also recently called into question the future of its investments in its United Kingdom plants ahead of Brexit negotiations and stated its desire for a transition agreement if trade agreements can't be reached within two years. Ford canceled its Mexico plant in January, opting instead to add 700 workers to a suburban Detroit plant in 2018 to make electric and self-driving vehicles.

Author: 0 Controversy aside, GOP sticking with Trump

The White House initially dismissed the reports , before Trump tweeted he had every "right" to share information with the Russian delegation. His offer added a weird twist to the furor over Trump's intelligence disclosures. Republicans hold a 52-seat majority in the Senate. "Why do you think Comey wrote a memo to the file about it?" More than a lack of momentum on major policy goals, Trump is said to be seething over the flood of leaks pouring out of the White House and into news reports.

Author: 0 New Orleans crews begin removing statue of Confederate general

Governor and Attorney General, and without first proving ownership, defies any sort of logic." . In order to allow the City's contractors to safely conduct the work, Moss Street between Desaix Boulevard and Esplanade Avenue and North Carrolton Avenue between Esplanade Avenue, and City Park Avenue will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

USA Trump's Long History of Recording Calls Makes His Tweet About
Author: 0 Trump's Long History of Recording Calls Makes His Tweet About "Tapes"

Mr Trump fired Mr Comey on Tuesday, later saying that "he wasn't doing a good job". The announcement comes amid growing scrutiny from lawmakers and the media over Trump's decision to remove former FBI Director James Comey from office as the bureau investigates potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

USA 2 dead after tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Wisconsin
Author: 0 2 dead after tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Wisconsin

Jody Darling, a friend of the residents of this home in Elk City, Okla., talks on a phone while standing in a room of the house that is now totally exposed on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The National Weather Service will send Damage Survey Teams to the area Wednesday morning to assess the locations, strengths, and numbers of tornadoes.

USA Baby found with nearly 100 rat bites, parents charged
Author: 0 Baby found with nearly 100 rat bites, parents charged

Authorities said that the baby girl had been bitten on her arms, hands and face. She also had a large cut on her forehead. Police identified the teenage couple as Erica Shyrock , aged 19, and Charles Elliott , aged 18. They discovered rat feces and the baby's bassinet and hat. Elliot stated that they waited before getting the baby medical treatment because they anxious about the child being taken away.

USA Patrick Threatens Special Session Is 'Bathroom Bill' Doesn't Pass
Author: 0 Patrick Threatens Special Session Is 'Bathroom Bill' Doesn't Pass

Patrick said Straus has identified 15 bills important to the House that the Senate has yet to pass, on issues ranging from expanded mental-health programs to cybersecurity, education and pension reform. Straus said the House has worked to pass Senate priorities and noted that Senate Bill 2 , which addresses property taxes, is scheduled to come up for debate Thursday in the House.

USA Supervisor told officer to be mum after shooting
Author: 0 Supervisor told officer to be mum after shooting

I knew there was going to be a group of people that didn't like what happened simply because of the color of somebody's skin, ' he testified. Shelby's emotions in the video, which was taken three days after the September 16 shooting, have been used by both the prosecution and defense in the case.

USA After Comey Memo, Bernie Sanders Demands Action
Author: 0 After Comey Memo, Bernie Sanders Demands Action "Now More Than Ever"

In the official statement sent to Bustle, Sanders calls for four things he believes we need "now more than ever" - a special prosecutor for the Russian Federation investigation, public recordings from the Oval Office, an independent FBI director, and Republicans holding Trump accountable.

USA Officers honor fallen in Washington
Author: 0 Officers honor fallen in Washington

The goal is to pay tribute to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives while serving in the line of duty. The legislation has the support of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the National Association of Police Officers (NAPO), the Major County Sheriffs of America (MCSA), the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), and the Sergeants Benevolent Association.

USA Louisiana House backs ban on removal of Confederate statues
Author: 0 Louisiana House backs ban on removal of Confederate statues

Next, the bill will be headed to the Louisiana state senate, which will considering passing it on to the governor's desk ― the GOP now controls the Senate by nine votes. Thomas Carmody's proposal, but Bouie said there are no plans to retaliate legislatively. Carmody's own town of Shreveport has been embroiled in debate over what to do with a Confederate monument in front of the parish courthouse.

USA Betsy DeVos Delivers Commencement Speech To Bethune-Cookman
Author: 0 Betsy DeVos Delivers Commencement Speech To Bethune-Cookman

An Education Department staffer, speaking anonymously, told BuzzFeed that DeVos "remains committed to HBCUs" and "delivered a message based on the legacy of Bethune, which celebrates civil discourse - she welcomed students who were there to support her and those who opposed her".

Author: 0 Oklahoma cop's manslaughter trial heads to closing arguments

An autopsy showed Mr Crutcher did have PCP in his system, and police said they found a vial of it in his SUV. Crutcher's family called the verdict a disappointment and the police department "corrupt". An affidavit accused her of "becoming emotionally involved to the point that she overreacted". Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said the verdict does not change the fact that more work needs to be done to address racial disparities.

Author: 0 Donald Trump, James Comey

The administration spent the first half of Tuesday defending Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials. Moreover, under legal precedent from the investigation of President Bill Clinton, President Trump's communications with White House lawyers may not be shielded by attorney-client privilege.

Author: 0 Putin offers to give Congress notes of Trump's meeting

Criminally speaking, obstructing justice applies to a variety of scenarios - like threatening a juror, retaliating against a witness, or impeding a grand jury proceeding - and Trump's alleged request would not fit neatly into any of them, legal experts said .

USA More immigrants arrested, fewer deported under Trump
Author: 0 More immigrants arrested, fewer deported under Trump

Federal immigration agents are arresting more than 400 immigrants a day, a sharp leap from past year that reflects one of President Trump's most far-reaching campaign promises. "With 15 percent of all U.S. immigration detainees held in California, state legislation aimed at enforcing humane detention standards and addressing fundamental due process failures is crucial".

USA MS-13 gang targeted in pre-dawn sweep across Los Angeles
Author: 0 MS-13 gang targeted in pre-dawn sweep across Los Angeles

The raids kicked off just before 4:00am Wednesday as roughly 1,000 officers from agencies including the FBI , DEA, LAPD, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and ICE hoped to catch suspects off guard as part of a years-long racketeering investigation, according to the Los Angeles Times .

USA Putin vows to hand over Trump transcript
Author: 0 Putin vows to hand over Trump transcript

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he's willing to turn over records of a White House conversation where President Trump blurted out highly classified information to Kremlin officials , according to a report on Wednesday. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining.to terrorism and airline flight safety", Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. He claimed he was free to share information with who he wanted.