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White House: Trump's tweets are 'official statements'

White House: Trump's tweets are 'official statements' Spicer appeared to think the answer was obvious. There seems to be no ultimate consensus on their significance: Reporters have generally covered them as words from the president of the United States and as a new phenomenon in presidential communication, while Conway and Ryan have suggested they aren't worth discussing overall. [Full Article...]

Man found guilty of sexually assaulting 6 underage sisters

Man found guilty of sexually assaulting 6 underage sisters Police had said the girls' father told an officer he gave his oldest daughter to Kaplan because he thought it was legal based on research he had conducted online. "He was brought to justice today, and I'm very happy", Kohler told The Inquirer. Kaplan denied the charges and maintained that he only had sexual relations with the girl he had the children with, according to Fox 29 Philadelphia . [Full Article...]

Bucks County police searching for escaped prisoner

Bucks County police searching for escaped prisoner The elder Selby has been charged with hindering apprehension, obstruction and other offenses, according to Warrington Township police . There is no immediate danger or threat to the schools, but we are following our lock down procedures as a precaution. [Full Article...]

Bombing in western Afghanistan kills 7

The U.S. military, however, estimated the number of IS loyalists in Afghanistan stood at about 3,000 at the group's peak two years ago, but sustained counterterrorism operations have since reduced the number to fewer than 800, according to American military officials. [Full Article...]

Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russia investigation

Both National Security Agency Director Admiral Mike Rogers and Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, told the Senate Intelligence Committee they believed their conversations with the president were confidential. Trump, a ratings-obsessed former reality television star, may not appreciate the worldwide attention paid to Comey's public testimony, which is being touted as the height of po... [Full Article...]

DeVos non-committal on private school LGBT discrimination

DeVos non-committal on private school LGBT discrimination Merkley's concern, though, is that significantly expanding financial support for parochial schools would make this problem more significant than it's ever been-especially in those areas of the country where private schools would be elevated to a position above public schools. [Full Article...]

Eric Trump calls father's critics 'not even people'

In the first several years of Eric Trump's foundation, the golf tournament seemed to be functioning relatively normally, with expenses averaging about $50,000-higher than you would think would be necessary if the golf course was being offered for nothing, but not out of bounds. [Full Article...]

Japan, France welcome US leadership in the Asia-Pacific

Mattis, however, went on to say, "We can not and will not accept unilateral, coercive changes to the status quo" in the South China Sea . "The scope and effect of China's construction activities in the South China Sea differ from those of other countries in several key ways", Mattis said. [Full Article...]

Sandy, Utah shooting victims include kindergartner, two adults

Sandy, Utah shooting victims include kindergartner, two adults Nielsen said it appeared a woman had picked up a second woman and two children in Sandy , Utah , and was trying to get her out of the area, but then a man in a auto rammed their vehicle, got out, and began shooting, killing the woman and a boy, and injuring two other children, a boy and girl. [Full Article...]

Will Lawmakers Take Another Toke on Medical Marijuana Legislation?

Will Lawmakers Take Another Toke on Medical Marijuana Legislation? The bill proves "harmful" for public school districts, said Michael Dyer, general counsel for the district, particularly as it "further undermines local control of education and draws more resources away from our schools". "Jobs are created by Floridians", Oliva said. On May 24, 2017 Vermont Governor Phil Scott vetoed legislation that would have begun the process of Vermont becoming the 9th st... [Full Article...]

Oklahoma gets grace period on REAL ID compliance

Oklahoma gets grace period on REAL ID compliance The feds say Washington state's extension from the REAL ID Act requirements will expire July 10 - at least for now. The problem is, Oklahoma leaders failed to do anything in the ensuing 12 years since REAL ID was enacted to bring the state into compliance. [Full Article...]

California Gov. Brown Says US Will Stay in Climate Fight

California Gov. Brown Says US Will Stay in Climate Fight Brown says, "To make the shift from the carbon age to a de-carbonized world requires everyone". By the end of the decade, China plans to spend $360 billion on green energy projects, and it recently surpassed the U.S. is, noting fossil fuel-based energy is not just harmful, it kills people. "To keep that goal, we need a very close partnership with China - with your businesses, with your provinces... [Full Article...]

$8 Billion South Carolina Budget Approved

$8 Billion South Carolina Budget Approved On Twitter, Gov. John Bel Edwards called the House proposal "no better" than the original spending plan the chamber's leaders crafted, which the Democratic governor had threatened to veto if it passed. He also criticized the House's adoption of almost $200 million in tax credit amid no decision on the 2018 fiscal year budget. "A number of members of the General Assembly, that for athletic facili... [Full Article...]

Trump to nominate Christopher Wray to lead FBI

Trump to nominate Christopher Wray to lead FBI In 2003, President George W. Bush nominated Wray as assistant attorney general leading the DOJ's criminal division. Wray represented Christie during the so-called "Bridgegate" controversy, in which three Christie aides were convicted of closing lanes on the George Washington Bridge to punish a New Jersey mayor who had opposed the governor. [Full Article...]

People blocked from @realDonaldTrump Twitter page threaten legal action

People blocked from @realDonaldTrump Twitter page threaten legal action The other client is Joseph Papp, who said he was bumped off Trump's Twitter feed after posting a response to the president's weekly video address June 3. But, as president of the United States, Trump is not like any other Twitter users. And now, some are arguing that's a violation of their First Amendment rights. [Full Article...]

ABC is off and running with NBA Finals

Cleveland coach Tyron Lue did demand some physicality from his men after the terrible drubbing suffered by the Cavs in the opening match of the NBA Finals . Thompson led the NBA Finals with 27 offensive rebounds a year ago but this year has been a non-factor. The Warriors followed with a 16-4 run that included three-pointers from Curry and Thompson, a three-point play from Durant in transition... [Full Article...]

Bill Cosby's Accuser Takes The Stand In Sexual Assault Trial

Bill Cosby's Accuser Takes The Stand In Sexual Assault Trial At times during the first hour of Constand's testimony, Cosby - who claims he is blind - sat slumped in his chair, elbow on table and appeared to be staring off into space. Constand is the only plaintiff in the case, but Johnson's story-as with numerous other woman who have accused Cosby-shares remarkable similarities with Constand's, and is being used by the prosecution as evidence of a pattern o... [Full Article...]

Nikki Haley: Trump Does Believe in Climate Change, Humans' Role In It

France, Germany and Italy issued a joint statement later in the day that expressed regret at Trump's decision, but dismissed the idea that the agreement could be renegotiated. The move stirred criticism, with world leaders, climate change experts and rights groups expressing disappointment. Bloomberg, a billionaire climate advocate, also met with French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday to... [Full Article...]

Wall Street, Trump at play in New Jersey governor's race

To no one's surprise, the l0w-profile New Jersey gubernatorial primaries were won by the front-running Establishment candidates, Democrat Phil Murphy (a former ambassador to Germany and CEO of Goldman Sachs) and Republican Kim Guadagno (two-term Lieutenant Governor and heir apparent to current Governor Chris Christie ) on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

New Jersey voters on path to picking Christie's successor

New Jersey voters on path to picking Christie's successor The candidates differ on the backgrounds: Murphy is a former Obama administration ambassador to Germany and one-time executive at Goldman Sachs, who has loaned his campaign about $16 million; Johnson worked for more than a decade at a large NY law firm after his time in the Clinton administration; Lesniak and Wisniewski have both served in the Legislature for decades and worked as lawyers. [Full Article...]


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