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Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry is 'greatest witch hunt' in history

Mueller, a former federal prosecutor at the Justice Department, was confirmed as FBI director days before the September 11, 2001, attacks that would ultimately shape his tenure. "He learned [of] the president's decision to fire him and then he wrote his memo with his rationale", Sen. Despite initially opposing appointment of an independent counsel, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that the development "helps assure people and the Justice Department that they're going to go do ... Read More

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A rigged voter fraud panel

A rigged voter fraud panel

Trump said in February, after his unsubstantiated claim about illegal votes in the election, that he would establish a voter fraud task force led by Pence, but there has been no public action or report by that task force. Kobach has headed a campaign to require that voters show proof of citizenship when registering, something voting rights groups have fought in court , claiming that it's discriminatory and unnecessary. Read More

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New Jersey congressman reportedly called out opposing activist in letter to boss

New Jersey congressman reportedly called out opposing activist in letter to boss

At the bottom of the letter, scrawled with a pen, is the corresponding footnote: "P.S". Certainly, she has grounds for a lawsuit for the hostile work environment that the congressman's letter and the actions of bank officers created. In a statement published Monday morning on NJ 11th for Change's Facebook page, the groups writes, "We are outraged and alarmed by Representative Frelinghuysen's intimidating action against an ordinary constituent". Read More

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Trump's comments on Muslims could haunt him in appeals court

Trump's comments on Muslims could haunt him in appeals court

Judge Henry Floyd brought up comments from Trump and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and asked: "Is there anything other than willful blindness that would prevent us from getting behind those statements? ". But the court's more conservative judges pressed Jadwat to say how long the taint of the campaign statements would last. But three Republican appointees on the U.S. Read More

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Donald Trump refers to 'tapes' that may exist of James Comey conversations

Donald Trump refers to 'tapes' that may exist of James Comey conversations

Comey refused, saying he could not make such a pledge, but he promised to always be honest with the President. During the March 20 House hearing where he confirmed the Trump campaign is the subject of a counterintelligence investigation, Comey said , "I've been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI , as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election". Read More

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US Justice Department to probe police shooting of Texas teen

US Justice Department to probe police shooting of Texas teen

While police initially stated that the auto full of teens was driving "aggressively towards the officer" prompting the shot, Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathon Haber quickly recanted that account after viewing officer worn body camera. "It is a somber process; it is not fun and games", Merritt said. The officer was sacked in the aftermath and soon after, arrested and charged. "We discussed the amount of evidence provided to our team, the communication and updates that will be provided to the ... Read More

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8 MI teams earn flawless multi-year scores — April

8 MI teams earn flawless multi-year scores — April

The team's one-year April was 991, which followed a 997 from the previous year's results. None of USC's sports teams will face penalties. Alabama also saw five athletic programs achieve or maintain flawless multi-year APRs this past year, with cross country representing the only men's sport to reach that level, while women's golf, gymnastics, swimming and diving, and tennis each achieved ideal 1,000 scores for 2015-16. Read More

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Donate Canned Food to 'Stamp Out'

Donate Canned Food to 'Stamp Out'

Their letter carrier will retrieve the bags and then drop them off at collection sites for transfer to the food drive's hunger-relief partners. "That's one reason that the food drive's total results have gone up from 17,000 pounds in 2002 to nearly 80,000 pounds previous year". Read More

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State trooper who led procession added to NY police memorial

So far in 2017, 44 officers have been killed in the line of duty, with two being from Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Police Band performed, along with the Greater Milwaukee Fire and Police Pipes and Drums unit. With there being so much at risk for officers and their families to be in the law enforcement profession Phipps acknowledged that it takes a person who desires justice, doing the right thing, and helping others. Read More

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EPA Dismisses Scientists On Review Board, May Replace With Industry Allies

EPA Dismisses Scientists On Review Board, May Replace With Industry Allies

Pruitt has been attacked by critics for his closeness to the energy industry, raising concerns from environmentalists that he will move to replace the board members with more individuals from the energy sector. The individuals on these boards are appointed based on scientific expertise not politics. House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R., Texas) held a hearing on the issue in February, arguing that the composition of the Scientific Advisory Board, which was established in 1978, ... Read More

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Far-right to rally in Berkeley after Coulter talk canceled

But there were no major confrontations between Coulter's supporters and opponents, largely because of a significant police presence and the fact that members of an extremist left-wing group did not show up to provoke clashes. "I'm not speaking. But I'm going to be near there, so I might swing by to say hello to my supporters who have flown in from all around the country", Coulter said in an email. Read More

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Rape charges dropped against two undocumented teens

Rape charges dropped against two undocumented teens

David Wooten, another attorney for Montano, said the potential pornography charges are ironic given the circumstances. 18-year-old Henry Sanchez-Milian was arrested in March. "Sean was speaking about what he knew at the time", Sanders said. Montano's case has been transferred to juvenile court, McCarthy said, declining to specify charges against him. Read More

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Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order

Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order

In a briefing with reporters at the White House Thursday night, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said, "This will cement our nation's position as a global energy leader". Businesses along the East Coast have expressed concern that drilling could negatively affect tourism, thereby eliminating more jobs than it might create. Read More

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Ceremony held for fallen law enforcement officers in Carson City

Ceremony held for fallen law enforcement officers in Carson City

Bradley, who was appointed chaplain of the Niagara Falls Police Department in 1998, is a founding member of Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy, the organization that sponsors the annual police memorial. "It was not a particularly easy year for law enforcement across this state, across this great country", Jones said. Myron Jarrett and presented the honors to the families of both officers. Read More

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Inmate crashes out of Iowa jail in stolen transport van

Inmate crashes out of Iowa jail in stolen transport van

Correa-Carmenaty was being transported to the Council Bluffs jail Monday when officials say he managed to grab one of the deputies' guns and shoot them both, killing Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Burbridge. San Diego's police chief says race was not a factor in the shooting of six black people and one Latino man at an apartment pool party and that the gunman was despondent over a recent breakup with his girlfriend. Read More

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