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North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier
- June 27, 2017

The comments of Katherine Dettwyler do not reflect the values or position of the University of Delaware. The anthropology professor had posted on her personal Facebook page that Otto Warmbier was "typical of a mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males" she teaches. (more...)
Man accused of murdering 5-year-old son arrested in Las Vegas Man accused of murdering 5-year-old son arrested in Las Vegas
- June 27, 2017

The last confirmed sighting of the boy was with his father at 1 a.m. April 21 as they left Disneyland. Andressian's attorney said he was surprised by the arrest on a murder charge and said he's advised his client to waive extradition at Tuesday's hearing. (more...)
Donald Trump questions impartiality of Russian Federation investigation chief Mueller
- June 26, 2017

Comey was the most visible figure in the investigation examining an alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential elections and an alleged collusion of Russian officials with Trump´s campaign team. He also told trusted people about his concerns soon afterward, well before Trump fired him. According to a poll conducted by the Associated Press last week, 61 percent of Americans believe that Trump obstructed the investigation into his campaign's connections with the Russian ... (more...)
Democrats secretly met to plan the ouster of top party leader Democrats secretly met to plan the ouster of top party leader
- June 25, 2017

Kathleen Rice (D-NY) told CNN . Most notable was the appearance of Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. Georgia's 6th shares numerous same characteristics as the districts that Democrats believe will pave their way to a House majority in 2018. "And usually they go after the most effective leaders". (more...)
Senate Panel Probes Alleged Comment by Obama's Attorney General Lynch Senate Panel Probes Alleged Comment by Obama's Attorney General Lynch
- June 25, 2017

Comey testified that the revelation of the private meeting is what motivated him to tell the public that the Bureau would not pursue charges. Lynch allegedly issued the " matter " directive to Comey despite the Justice Department knowing the FBI probe was not only an official investigation but a criminal probe. (more...)
Amateur Radio Field Day
- June 24, 2017

Hurricane Cindy is pushing storms this way, and ham radio operators keep the lines of communication open when Mother Nature goes wild. The event runs from 2 p.m. The local event is one of many public demonstrations being held across the country to bring attention to the need and power of such emergency communications systems. (more...)
Trump signs VA reform bill, completes campaign promise
- June 24, 2017

Trump said , saying "we are just getting started" on major changes to the VA, one of his central campaign promises in 2016. President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that aims to hold employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs more accountable by providing whistleblower protections and making it easier to fire individuals for misconduct. (more...)
Los Angeles County deputies fatally shoot male suspect Los Angeles County deputies fatally shoot male suspect
- June 23, 2017

Officials responded to a noise disturbance at around 3:40 a.m. after someone complained about a loud party. Deputies had responded to a report of loud music at "a single-story apartment complex with two apartments in the front, carports to the rear, and another set of two apartments to the rear of the carport", said sheriff's Capt. (more...)
Man killed woman, then himself on Chicago Skyway Man killed woman, then himself on Chicago Skyway
- June 22, 2017

Police say the shooting, heard around 4:10 a.m.in the 8800 block of the southbound expressway, appeared to be a murder-suicide. While the vehicle was still moving, the man allegedly jumped out and started shooting at the woman. He says witnesses told investigators that the two were shouting at each other shortly before the woman was shot. Guglielmi says investigators believe the two were married but are trying to verify their identities. (more...)
49% of voters disapprove of GOP healthcare bill
- June 22, 2017

Led by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, Democrats highlighted President Trump's description of the Republican House-passed version as " mean ". Democrats in the House have already leapt on several of their Republican colleagues for admitting they didn't fully read the bill before the 4 May vote. (more...)
Another reason Trump's travel ban is illegal Another reason Trump's travel ban is illegal
- June 21, 2017

For the first time since he was elected, President Donald Trump is set to attend the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, presenting a potentially awkward moment as the court weighs what to do about his contentious executive order that attempts to restrict U.S. (more...)
Trump reportedly tells GOP senators that the House healthcare bill is 'mean'
- June 21, 2017

During a ceremony at the Rose Garden, Trump praised the bill as " an incredible healthcare plan " and "something very, very incredibly well-crafted", according to the White House . When Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, was asked if Trump committee to continuing CSR payments, she said, "It was just a good discussion". Tom Cotton, Alaska Sen. (more...)
Rep. Scalise faces additional surgeries; condition still critical
- June 18, 2017

Congressman Steve Scalise can hope to make an "excellent recovery", his trauma surgeon said Friday, even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death after getting shot at a congressional baseball practice. (more...)
Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotional moment Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotional moment
- June 17, 2017

Griner and Bailey have been hailed as heroes after taking down the shooter. "There's no escaping a guy with a, you know, he had several hundred bullets and we no weapons and no place to hide". Bailey was treated and released for a minor injury. He graduated from North Carolina Central University in 2007 with a degree in physical education and served as president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. (more...)
Trump on Scalise's condition: 'He's in some trouble'
- June 17, 2017

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical condition in the intensive care unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center , Dr. Jack Sava , the hospital's director of trauma, said Friday . The crowd started clapping and chanting United States of America after the first pitch was thrown by injured Capitol Police Officer David Bailey , one of the two officers on the congressman's security detail who've been credited with saving his life and potentially many others. (more...)
Michigan Baseball: Record 11 picked in MLB draft another sign of success Michigan Baseball: Record 11 picked in MLB draft another sign of success
- June 16, 2017

Joining the selections of Tide signees Bubba Thompson and Jacob Heatherly, who were taken in the first two days of the draft, three more members of Alabama's 2017 signing class were picked Wednesday. LHP Karl Cragie (SR) 34 RoundKargie was drafted in the 34 round (#1019 overall) by the Miami Marlins . Like with numerous top historical programs in college baseball, Georgia Tech must deal with incoming recruits potentially not enrolling at Tech due to being drafted in the MLB Draft. (more...)
Pence Hires Outside Counsel to Handle Russia Probe Questions Pence Hires Outside Counsel to Handle Russia Probe Questions
- June 16, 2017

Trump expressed frustration Thursday at the prospect of that review, again taking to Twitter to denounce the probe as a "witch hunt", and complaining that Hillary Clinton should be the subject of a Russia-related investigation, not him. The news of Cullen's hiring was first reported by the Washington Post . In a tweet Thursday morning, Trump called the Post's report "phony". (more...)
Aide to Texas Rep. among those shot at baseball practice Aide to Texas Rep. among those shot at baseball practice
- June 15, 2017

Senate chaplain's prayer after lawmaker shooting Congressional Baseball Game still on despite shooting Trump Jr. appears to link lawmaker shooting to controversial "Julius Caesar" production MORE (R-Texas) was among those shot by a gunman at Republicans' congressional baseball game practice on Wednesday, according to the lawmaker's office. (more...)
Fresh questions for Sessions _ and he'll answer in public
- June 14, 2017

The President has played coy. Barring the emergence of evidence such as a surreptitious recording of the conversation - Trump tweeted that Comey had better hope there are no tapes - deciding which of the two men's accounts is factual may depend on which details most accurately reflect others' recollections. (more...)
Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public
- June 14, 2017

Richard Shelby, R-Ala., Sessions said that he had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before House and Senate committees but it had become clear some members would focus their questions on the Russian Federation investigation. (more...)

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