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USA Western Springs, Lake Forest girls advance to Scripps National Spelling Bee finals
Author: 0 Western Springs, Lake Forest girls advance to Scripps National Spelling Bee finals

Zarin spelled triceratops - a large herbivorous dinosaur with three horns, a bony hood or crest on the neck, and hoofed toes. She did not advance to the finals. There are tiebreaker provisions. A group of 10 family members, including Propper's parents, sisters and grandmother, cheered her performance from the crowd at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

USA Protests in NYC, across USA demand Trump-Russia investigation
Author: 0 Protests in NYC, across USA demand Trump-Russia investigation

And protestors from more than 100 U.S. cities are marching Saturday to demand an independent investigation into any collusion during the presidential campaign between President Trump and Russian Federation. "We don't know what's going on with all the Russian Federation stuff, we don't know what's going on with his involvement with other countries and businesses".

USA Business Will Continue the Journey to Deliver the Paris Agreement
Author: 0 Business Will Continue the Journey to Deliver the Paris Agreement

While government funding remains vital, Espinosa said , "this kind of support is crucial for the work of the Secretariat to assist nations in their efforts to implement their commitments under the Paris Climate Change Agreement". "We don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore". Indeed: The U.S. government takes the problem so unseriously, and values the lives of those at risk so little, that it will try desperately to undermine the already far-too-modest climate ...

USA Cop who killed Tamir Rice fired for job application omission
Author: 0 Cop who killed Tamir Rice fired for job application omission

Loomis called Loehmann's firing a "joke", saying that officers haven't been fired in the past over job applications. According to Loehmann, Rice was holding what appeared to be a weapon, which later turned out to be a toy pellet gun. His killing has also been cited as one of the police killings that resulted in the strengthening of the "Black Lives Matter" movement. Cleveland has exemplified these problems because it has a well-known history of excessive use of force by police officers.

USA Griffin to address Trump beheading stunt
Author: 0 Griffin to address Trump beheading stunt

In this combination photo, President Donald Trump appears in the White House in Washington on March 13, 2017, left, and comedian Kathy Griffin appears at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Author: 0 President Trump honors fallen soldiers, lays wreath at Arlington National Cemetery

Rather, it is they, the fallen , who gave their lives in service to the nation, that bestow dignify to America's national burial ground. Trump walked among the white marble headstones and greeted families. "Today we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving", he wrote early Monday before heading over to Arlington for the somber remembrance ceremony.

USA OECD holds out hope US may return to Paris climate pact
Author: 0 OECD holds out hope US may return to Paris climate pact

Sir Simon Hughes, the Lib Dems' former deputy leader, also criticised Mrs May, saying: "Yet again, the UK Prime Minister appears unwilling to be critical on an issue of substance and just when our economy is going to depend more and more on renewable energy , which can really help with climate change ".

Author: 0 3 white men, 2 white woman seated for Cosby jury

The trial starts June 5. But jury selection gets underway Monday in Pittsburgh . They said the case raised doubts about her credibility. Defense lawyer Brian McMonagle says he hopes the process will go fairly quickly. Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson says that reflects the scope of the problem and could be an issue for the defense. Bill Cosby, right rear, arrives with one of his attorneys Angela Agrusa, center, for the second day of jury selection in his sexual assault case ...

USA 'I knew them all': Confident Ananya Vinay wins spelling bee
Author: 0 'I knew them all': Confident Ananya Vinay wins spelling bee

Ananya was crowned the victor of the 90th instance of the erudite tournament after she spelled 35 words correctly. Dasari correctly spelled his word. Julie Sisson, enrichment aide at Petoskey Middle School, said the school was amazed at how well Anna did in the contest.

Author: 0 China likely to gain as US withdraws from Paris agreement

The accord, which involves almost 200 countries and took years to negotiate, seeks to keep "a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius [3.6 degrees Fahrenheit] above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius [2 degrees F]", according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change .

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton Serves Donald Trump's Covfefe Right Back At Him

Asked why the unintelligible tweet stayed on Twitter, Spicer said, "The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant ". For two days in a row, since returning from President Trump's trip overseas, the White House press secretary has held uncharacteristically short press briefings in which he claimed not to know the answer to questions, outsourced questions to other officials or dismissed the premise of questions entirely.

Author: 0 Huma Abedin divorcing Anthony Weiner

The estranged husband of senior Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin , is in federal custody ahead of the court hearing. Weiner checked into rehab for sex addiction a year ago. "These destructive impulses brought great devastation to my family and friends, and destroyed my life's dream of public service. Yet I remained in denial even as the world around me fell apart".

Author: 0 Chinese maker of Ivanka Trump shoes denies labor violations

China Labor Watch says three men have been investigating poor working conditions at two of Huajian's factories since a year ago and claim they documented workdays that often last longer than 18 hours or pay less than China's minimum wage. 'Our company has the right to hold him accountable'. She said reports of managers verbally abusing workers, including insults and a crude reference in Chinese to female genitalia, were based on misunderstanding.

USA TriMet Stabbing Suspect Rails In Court
Author: 0 TriMet Stabbing Suspect Rails In Court

I just stabbed a bunch of motherfuckers in their neck. "I want you to imagine that for a second, being a little girl on that MAX". You got no safe place! "I hope they all die ". "This is about them, that they are the real victims here as well", he said. "I got stabbed in the neck on my way to work, randomly, by a stranger I don't know, for trying to just be a nice person", he said.

USA Trump to raise money for Walker in Wisconsin on June 13
Author: 0 Trump to raise money for Walker in Wisconsin on June 13

His optimism comes even though Republicans have yet to reach a deal on how to plug a $1 billion shortfall to pay for roads. In the previous two budgets it finished in early June. The Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee on Wednesday voted to approve the higher salaries which are in line with what Gov. Scott Walker recommended, but far below what Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Roggensack wanted.

USA Industrial gas makers Linde, Praxair announce merger deal
Author: 0 Industrial gas makers Linde, Praxair announce merger deal

Moreover, Cornerstone Advisors Inc has 0.58% invested in the company for 160,250 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 217,377 shares. The firm has "Sell" rating by Zacks given on Friday, August 28. Barclays PLC upped their price objective on Praxair from $125.00 to $135.00 and gave the company an "equal weight" rating in a research report on Monday, May 1st.

USA Trump asks Senate to allow legislation to be passed with simple majority
Author: 0 Trump asks Senate to allow legislation to be passed with simple majority

The Senate may not pass a bill as quickly as Trump wants, either. Debate lasted until almost midnight as Democrats attempted to either add money to the budget or at least force debate on their policy priorities. Under the budget plan, general fund spending would increase 1.4 percent in the first year and 1.1 percent in the second. The Republican-led Senate voted 14-9 along party lines Wednesday afternoon to accept the plan crafted by its Finance Committee, opening the door to further ...

USA National Spelling Bee gets down to final 4
Author: 0 National Spelling Bee gets down to final 4

She took home $40,000 in cash and prizes after she correctly spelled the word " marocain ", which is of French origin and means a type of dress fabric made of ribbed crepe and yarn. Edith is seen on stage asking questions before spelling words such as "nyctinasty" and "Scandium". She'd like to be a doctor, scientist or a writer, and she likes reading mythology and adventure stories, according to Bee Week.

USA Pushing, shoving leads to threats during protests over Texas' anti-sanctuary bill
Author: 0 Pushing, shoving leads to threats during protests over Texas' anti-sanctuary bill

Rinaldi said he replied that he would shoot the Democrat in self defense. Rinaldi claims that his announcement upset the Democrat lawmakers, who then confronted him. Greg Abbott. "I am a 15th generation Texan". By the end of the state legislative session in Texas on Monday, the Capitol had devolved into scuffles and grave accusations.

Author: 0 All-Star promise: Subban says Preds will win Game 3 vs. Pens

Anaheim in the Western Conference final (16.5) last month. The 34-year-old has been at his best at home in the postseason. Still, the three-time Vezina Trophy finalist has allowed only 13 goals in eight playoff games at home and his teammates vowed to play better defense.

Author: 0 Pelosi: No debt limit increase to reward rich with tax cuts

Among them was Trump's claim that his tax bill was making progress in Congress . As it turns out, his tax bill doesn't exist. Trump called the proposal "one of the biggest tax cuts in American history". At best, growth may make up for a fraction of the cost. It's unclear whether Trump purposefully fabricated both a tax bill and his administration's progress on it or if he had confused the one-page outline his administration released with actual legislation.

USA Penn State making changes to Greek system after pledge death
Author: 0 Penn State making changes to Greek system after pledge death

Piazza later died as a result of severe head injuries. Prosecutors filed criminal charges last month against 18 students, ranging from alcohol violations to involuntary manslaughter. "Our son died on your watch because of ignorance and denial by Penn State. Yes, he died at the hands of men who had no regard for human life, but that behavior was fostered and accepted at Penn State for a long time".

USA Spicer refers Russia questions to Trump's outside attorney
Author: 0 Spicer refers Russia questions to Trump's outside attorney

Comey plans to confirm to the Senate intelligence committee allegations that Trump pressured him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's links to Russian Federation, according to a CNN report . President Trump has reportedly been talking with former campaign advisers, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, about taking on formal roles, as well as the creation of the crisis-communications war room.

USA License dispute could delay Nevada recreational pot sales
Author: 0 License dispute could delay Nevada recreational pot sales

The group argues that under question 2 - the ballot initiative that legalized the sale of pot - they were given preferential treatment to distribute marijuana to dispensaries. The Judge's ruling is likely to delay the July 1st launch. "We don't want to slow this down inordinately", he said. Player's Network (OTCQB: PNTV ) received a recreational marijuana license in Nevada to allow the company to supply recreational product to retail dispensaries in the state.

Author: 0 How Trump had already killed Paris deal in his 1st 5 months

Trump name-dropped the city in his speech, stating: "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris ". "760 and counting corporations have asked the Trump presidency to not withdraw from the Paris agreement , to stay in the agreement , to stay the course of decarbonisation", Christiana Figueres, former head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change , and was instrumental in the signing of the Paris agreement in 2015, told Channel4 News .

Author: 0 Democrats in Congress face roadblock from DOJ on oversight

On May 1, Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice of NY submitted what she believed to be a nonpartisan request to the Office of Personnel Management inquiring about cybersecurity. "Instructing agencies not to communicate with members of the minority party will poison the well", Evers said. "It will damage relationships between career staffers at agencies and subject matter experts in Congress", Evers said.

USA Family of Oregon stabbing suspect offers condolences
Author: 0 Family of Oregon stabbing suspect offers condolences

He invited those planning to participate to "join us in Seattle". "TriMet stands together with our community", the agency said in a statement . " Christian was standing very close to Namkai-Meche's face and shouted, 'Oh, do something b****".

Author: 0 White House grants 14 ethics waivers to staff

Senior adviser Kellyanne Conway is allowed by a waiver to meet with "former clients which are political, advocacy, trade, or non-profit organizations". No such explanations from the Trump administration have been released . However, ethics watchdogs were quick to jump on the Trump team for ignoring its own rules.

USA Malik Zaire: SEC amends grad transfer rules; Zaire to UF?
Author: 0 Malik Zaire: SEC amends grad transfer rules; Zaire to UF?

The proposal Georgia put forth, however, was tabled for a year. The league chose to reduce the penalties for schools whose graduate transfers come up short in meeting certain academic requirements. "One might have a hard semester but still earn an undergraduate degree", Sankey said. Florida's Jim McElwain was one of several SEC coaches this week who made the case for changing the league's graduate transfer rule.

USA Corn Mill Explosion in Wisconsin Kills 1, Injures Others
Author: 0 Corn Mill Explosion in Wisconsin Kills 1, Injures Others

Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Two of the 17 employees that were on shift at the Didion Milling plant on Highway 146 in Cambria were still missing as of about 5 a.m. According to the AP, Didion payed a $3,500 fine and the case was closed. Dalton knows numerous Didion Million employees and the area first responders that were called to the scene, and says it's a tragedy affecting the whole community.

Author: 0 Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban

Immigration officials would have 90 days to decide what changes are necessary before travelers from the six banned countries may resume applying for visas. That could happen within days. All of the judges ruling against Trump were nominated to the appeals court by Democratic presidents. Challengers will argue for the latter, which would mean it is nearly set to expire.

Author: 0 Putin denies Russian meddling in US election

President Vladimir Putin has ridiculed the USA focus on the Russian ambassador's contacts with members of President Donald Trump's team, saying that the envoy was only doing his job. "Now we should come out of good terrorism, bad terrorism (debate); my terrorist, your terrorist (syndrome). We didn't even start negotiations". The stand drew strong condemnation from leaders and environmentalists from across the world .

USA Dufner has another 65 and opens big lead at Memorial
Author: 0 Dufner has another 65 and opens big lead at Memorial

Dufner pelted 17 greens in regulation on day one and his irons may have been even better today, despite hitting three fewer greens. A second seven-under 65 in succession, including a hole-out eagle to cap his first nine, saw Jason Dufner reach 14 under and post a new record for the mid-way point of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village .

USA Italy backs Merkel call for stronger Europe in age of Trump
Author: 0 Italy backs Merkel call for stronger Europe in age of Trump

He would clearly rather play footsie with his Russian friends than build stronger relationships with America's allies and that's a misguided policy that could have serious consequences. From the German perspective, Germany and other European allies have been contributing to transatlantic security by other means, notably development aid and civilian power instruments.

Author: 0 3 former Penn State administrators sentenced to jail time

Paterno "could have made that phone call without so much as getting his hands dirty". "Today's sentencings, which landed all three defendants behind bars, leaves no doubt that there are consequences for failing to protect children in Pennsylvania", state Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a statement.