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Could executive privilege block Comey testimony?

Earlier on Friday, the White House press secretary, Sean Spicer , would not say what Mr. Trump planned to do. Multiple investigations surround the Trump White House right now, meaning a lot of people will spill some info to Congress and to investigators - unless, the president can stop them from talking.

Marchers walk 200 miles to demand an IL budget

It is aimed at easing the process of merging or dissolving townships or for cities to absorb townships occupying the same geographical area. "And they're off and they say they're going to hold some sham hearings". The Illinois Senate has agreed with House changes to a measure that protects immigrants from indiscriminate federal attention. The throng shouted chants about the governor and House Speaker Michael Madigan such as, "Rauner, Madigan, can't you see, human needs beat corporate ...

New Analysis of Health Care Law Affirms Increases in Hunger, Poverty

It's always been known that repealing Obamacare, which the Trump plan does, would result in millions of people losing their health insurance. The report also complicates the job of Senate Republicans - some of whom already have doubts about the House bill - as they craft their own healthcare legislation.

Sofa For London: Locals open their homes for stranded victims

Police have responded to reports of a van hitting pedestrians on London Bridge in central London . The Sun's Ben Leo tweeted photos from the scene, writing, "Horrific scene at London Bridge. At the time he said: "It is a reality I'm afraid that London , New York, other major cities around the world have got to be prepared for these sorts of things".

Theresa May: London Bridge attack shows 'we are too tolerant of extremism'

Three assailants drove a van at pedestrians on London Bridge late on Saturday night before getting out of the van in the bustling Borough Market area and stabbing a number of people. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Sunday that the level would remain at severe because police believe there are no perpetrators still on the loose. But the whole of our country needs to come together to take on this extremism, and we need to live our lives not in a series of separated, segregated communities, but ...

The scariest part of Trump's Paris accord speech wasn't about climate

On Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his country's withdrawal from the pact, signed in December 2015 by 195 countries and already ratified by 147 nations, including the United States, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to keep the increase in temperature under two degrees Celsius, 1.5 degrees if possible, compared to pre-industrial levels.

Other Secret Direct Channels that Jared Kushner Considered

Spicer tells reporters when asked about the tweet: "I think the president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant". Trump also has renewed his criticism of Germany following Chancellor Angela Merkel's suggestion that her country needs to adopt a more independent stance in world affairs.

Manchester benefit concert to go on despite London attack

John Fryer, major event transport planning lead with Transport for Greater Manchester , said those who plan to attend the concert should not drive. They have not been identified or charged. As some of Grande's young fans recovered in the hospital - some of them weren't so lucky; there were 22 casualties at the concert - the singer sat by their bedsides, comforted them, signed autographs, took photos and made her rounds at a Manchester hospital.

Law enforcement officials dissect video of bounty hunter shootout

The city of Greenville releases video of the shootout at the vehicle dealership that left three dead. Local bounty hunter Stew Peters who had been searching for fugitive Ramon Hutchinson since he failed to show up for a Hennepin County court appearance for a DUI arrest, assaulting a police officer, and cocaine possession in March.

Summerhays takes control at Memorial

More than his solid round was the collapse by Dufner. He made four straight bogeys on the front nine and lost his five-stroke lead in five holes. He tried to play a flawless shot and barely got it out, then chipped down to wtihtin five feet and missed the putt, making double bogey.

The Chinese outrage at Trump's climate decision

Downing Street has defended Theresa May not signing up to a joint declaration by Germany, France and Italy in opposition to Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord by stressing that other countries also chose a different path .

Special counsel Mueller's investigation seems to be growing

Spanier was given four to 12 months - two to be served in jail, the rest under house arrest. But after their testimony was far less damning than prosecutors had hoped, the jury convicted Spanier of misdemeanor child endangerment - the charge to which the others pleaded guilty - while acquitting him of a second endangerment charge and felony conspiracy.

Ananya Vinay Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee, 13th Consecutive Indian-American Winner

She spelled " marocain ", a type of dress fabric, to take home the win. The title was hotly contested at the end between Vinay and 14-year-old Rohan Rajeev . "I just focused on my word and tried to spell it right", said Ananya upon receiving the winner's trophy. If the bee ended in a tie, the speller with the better score on the written test would have been declared the victor.

Facing deportation, grandmother offered sanctuary by Greensboro church

On Wednesday, an immigrant grandmother began indefinitely living inside a church in North Carolina after she was given final orders of deportation by the us federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency last month. Ortega came back into the country illegally and has been living in Asheboro ever since. But tears fell as Lesvi Molina addressed the audience. "Over the last three years, the sanctuary movement has had 24 public cases, eight of which are pending, Juana is the ninth, ...

Flynn to Turn Over Subpoenaed Documents to Senate Intel Committee

The leaders of the committee's Russian Federation investigation, Rep. Mike Conaway , R-Texas, and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., did not mention the subpoenas to former Obama administration officials in their statement about the probe. The person says Flynn plans to produce documents by next week. US Representative Sean Duffy said the Russian Federation investigations were becoming too much of a distraction in Trump's 4-month-old presidency.

Trial begins for Minnesota officer charged in shooting death of black motorist

Police form a line in response to protesters who blocked a highway while rallying in response to the killing of Philando Castile , who was shot and killed by a suburban St. Jury selection begins Tuesday and is expected to last at least a couple of days. Yanez, 29, is charged in Ramsey County District Court with second-degree manslaughter for shooting Castile, 32, and two counts of unsafe discharge of a firearm for endangering Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , and her daughter, then ...

Trump's biggest goals at risk as Kushner is sucked into probe

Comey now says he'll testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in June regarding those meetings. "Why is this the first priority, or one of the first priorities that Mr. The " Russia matter" is not insignificant but it must not dominate the Trump presidency. May 25, 2017 - Outlets report that Kushner is now a focus of the Russia investigation: The FBI's criminal probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is increasingly touching on the multiple roles of Kushner on ...

Turkey, US demand investigations into protest brawl

The controversy started Tuesday when Turkish security guards accompanying Erdogan on his visit got physical with demonstrators outside Turkey's embassy in Washington . Turkey's ambassador to the U.S., Serdar Kilic, was summoned to the State Department last week and a department official termed the conduct of Turkish security personnel "deeply disturbing", according to CNN .

Sadiq Khan Responds To London Bridge Terror Attack

Meanwhile, Britain's Labour Party and the Scottish National Party have announced a suspension in campaigning for the general election . They joined the Conservative Party in halting campaigning ahead of the June 8 vote. May chaired an emergency cabinet meeting on Sunday morning. "Our thoughts are with those who are caught up in these awful events". Following the attack, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the threat level in the country is still "severe".

Pressure's on: National spelling bee down to final 15

Ananya after winning the competition said, "I just focussed on the words given to me and tried to get them right". But Rohan tripped on the word " marram " (the Norse-derived word for a type of grass found on beaches), and Ananya was able to capitalize, correctly spelling " marocain " (a heavy crepe fabric, its name derived from the French word for Moroccan) to win.

I missed ultimate prize, but gained valuable experience - 2017 Spelling Bee Champion

After three consecutive years of ties, the bee this year had a sole champion. " Ananya Vinay takes home the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion title and trophy", it said. "I'm really excited and happy to see she won". "She had a deep passion for reading". They have family in India, and her grandmother traveled from the country to watch in person.

GOP senator says Trump served with info out

Trump can attempt to invoke it to keep Comey from discussing their conversations with Congress, and administration officials Friday had suggested it was a legal tool the president may try to use. Though Kasowitz was spotted at the White House with Ivanka Trump late last month, he has yet to speak publicly about the issue, though the official says he has been empowered by the White House to answer questions on the matter.

Driver dies after fleeing cop, crashing into pole

A vehicle that crashed into a utility pole along Route 100 and Atwood Road in Haverhill, Mass., was towed away on a flatbed truck. His name was not released. He fled the scene when an officer approached his vehicle and a chase onto Route 110 into Haverhill ensued. The officer immediately called for medical assistance and assisted with treating the driver, according to the statement.

London attackers 'probably radical Islamist terrorists', says United Kingdom interior minister Amber Rudd

She said five credible plots have been disrupted since March. The ideology should not be given a safe space, whether it was in the country, abroad, or online, via social media channels that could be used to propagate their ideology. Only hours before, bursts of gunfire echoed through the streets - likely from armed police - and at least three blasts rang out as officers performed controlled explosions after sweeping the area for possible bombs.

US Supreme Court to hear Muslim travel ban case

A key part of the order - a 90-day suspension of issuance of visas to citizens of six majority-Muslim countries - is now blocked by two different district courts, one in Maryland and the other in Hawaii. But the timing of the case is tricky: The process of briefing, arguing and deciding a case at the Supreme Court takes months. Kennedy is the conservative justice who is closer to the ideological center of the court than any of his colleagues, and he often casts the decisive vote when the ...

Change Senate rules to speed up health care, tax reform bills

Senate Republicans, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) have said they have no intention of ending the filibuster on legislation. Reconciliation is a limited exception from the filibuster rules that was created as part of past budget laws.

Trump again urges Senate to loosen rules, push healthcare and tax reforms

Senate should switch to 51 votes, immediately, and get Healthcare and TAX CUTS approved, fast and easy". The filibuster is a procedural tool in the Senate that allows for endless debate on a topic. His justification for eliminating the legislative filibuster is twofold: One, it would help advance specific policy priorities, and two, the minority party would take the same action if it were in charge.

DiCaprio decries Trump's move to withdraw from Paris agreement

The U.S. was supposed to provide an additional $2 billion, but President Trump has balked at that idea, and his proposed budget includes cuts to worldwide climate programs. "It is already changing our daily lives but it is global", Macron said. He's received awards as a businessman in that regard. "We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement can not be renegotiated since it is a vital instrument for our planet, ...

Officials say Trump may not try to block Comey's testimony

Comey is set to testify Thursday before the Senate intelligence committee. Comey is expected to be asked by the Senate panel about conversations in which the president is reported to have pressured him to drop a related FBI investigation into Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, whose ties to Russian Federation are under scrutiny.

Activists investigating Ivanka brands in China arrested, missing

The Chinese government may know this - we know that the claims of worker exploitation in the letter to Trump were reported on publicly in the middle of May - and they could be acting on it. Qiang believes that the Chinese police are trying to protect Trump because of her father and her role in his administration. "I was shocked and freaked out", Deng Guilian said.

Dunedin green lights climate change stand

He argued this could be done "through partnerships among cities, states and businesses", saying Americans would not let Washington stand in their way. ROBERTON WILLIAMS: Even small changes in temperature, even small reductions below that what we get without any action, can make a big difference in how much damage there is to the world.

China vows to uphold Paris climate pact after Donald Trump withdraws US

Under the agreement, the United States undertook to cut emissions by 26-28% by 2025 over 2005 levels. Trump's decision fulfills a campaign promise, but it dampens worldwide efforts to slow global warming. Trump , tapping into the "America First" message he used when he was elected president past year, said the Paris accord would undermine the USA economy, cost U.S.jobs, weaken American national sovereignty and put the country at a permanent disadvantage to the other countries of the world.

Man may have killed wife and father, caught flight

Dennis Joyner did not show up for work on that day which was unusual of him", deputies said. Once inside, authorities found Michelle Joyner, 36, who was the mother of the toddler, dead on the floor, deputies said. Once inside the home, sheriff's deputies found Michelle and Dennis Joyner's bodies on the floor. The sheriff's office did not release the cause of death and has not said whether a weapon has been recovered.

Bucking Trump, these cities, states and companies commit to Paris Accord

Only Syria and Nicaragua did not sign the deal, ratified on 4 November 2016. New drilling methods have made gas cheaper, allowing it to replace coal in many US power plants. On Thursday, he not only called the Paris accord a bad deal, he declared its rejection to be "a reassertion of America's sovereignty". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson downplayed the significance of the USA pullout from the Paris climate pact saying that the US has a "terrific record" of reducing its own greenhouse ...

Trump says United States to quit Paris climate pact; allies voice dismay

As much bitterness and resentment that has been exuded by those in disagreement with President Trump over his unpopular decision, there is still plenty to be hopeful for. "We are getting out, but we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that's fair". Meanwhile, African nations are protesting Trump's decision.