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by | June 25, 2017 | 01:06

He asked lawmakers "to ensure any legislation allows the president to have the flexibility to adjust sanctions to meet the needs of what is always an evolving diplomatic situation". At the same time, he also said he doesn't want to preemptively shut down a potentially productive conversation. But Corker said he conferred with the administration in fashioning the amendment .

by | June 24, 2017 | 00:10

Shareholders agreed on Kmart Holding Corp.'s $12.3 billion acquisition of Sears , Roebuck and Co., helping the two struggling rivals to combine into the nation's third-largest retailer. Sears has almost halved its store footprint since 2012, from 2,019 then to fewer than 1,200 this year, once all planned closures are made. But Sears , along with Macy's and J.C.

by | June 20, 2017 | 00:43

Lindsey Graham said the president will be "betraying democracy" if he doesn't sign the legislation , given the "overwhelming evidence that Russian Federation is trying to destroy democracy here and overseas". Both Democratic and Republican members placed politics aside to offer prayers, support and camaraderie Wednesday, in an unusual show of unity on Capitol Hill .

by | June 20, 2017 | 00:27

There are vendors, great food, face painting for the kids, and we're here giving out free Aquafina water and free soft drinks, so it's also great for the community. Juneteenth is celebrated throughout the nation. It's an annual event that marks the end of slavery after President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

by | June 17, 2017 | 05:49

That is welcome news for about 70 undocumented students who received Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status and are enrolled in medical schools nationwide. "I applaud President Trump for acknowledging what President Obama himself acknowledged over 20 times - the Obama Administration's DAPA immigration edict was a violation of law and the separation of powers".

by | June 17, 2017 | 05:44

According to BuzzFeed , the Oregon Transportation Commission approved a rule on Thursday that will allow people living in the state to officially declare their gender as non-binary on their driver's licenses. The ruling, which is believed to be the first of its kind, allowed Portland resident Jamie Shupe to mark that designation in a standard petition for change of sex.

by | June 16, 2017 | 04:03

On Wednesday, the Trump administration modified the start date of the proposed travel ban executive order in an attempt to keep it alive, Reuters reported. They also found that the president's order violated US immigration law, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of nationality. The justices of the US Supreme Court are accustomed to being cordial in the face of conflict.

by | June 16, 2017 | 03:57

U.S. President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified officials. A final decision was made to hire Cullen earlier this week. They declined to say what had sparked Pence's decision to hire an outside lawyer and referred all questions concerning the Russian Federation investigation to Cullen's office.

by | June 15, 2017 | 01:21

Michigan Congressman Mike Bishop said Scalise was standing on second base - located relatively in the middle of the field - when the gunman opened fire . local time (11:00 UTC/GMT). " Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two Capital Police officers", President Trump said of Virginia shooting.

by | June 15, 2017 | 01:21

The North Koreans later urgently requested another meeting in NY. And how does the Trump administration respond? Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed the release and said Washington remained in talks with the isolated regime "regarding three other U.S.

by | June 10, 2017 | 09:50

Of course, Trump's staffers and aides and secretaries have backtracked, contradicted , and immediately abandoned their official statements before. When he tried to open a different tweet from President Trump, he saw that he was blocked instead.

by | June 10, 2017 | 09:47

ET, (7:48 p.m. local time). Florida's women sit in a tie for seventh place with 10 points, though they are within four points of everyone but No. 6 Georgia (24.2 points), which holds the lead after one day. She took bronze in the NCAA and SEC Indoor Championships earlier this year. Freshman Maxwell Willis was the lone men's athlete to qualify in two individual events.

by | June 06, 2017 | 05:37

Except the team set to face hers at the tournament chose to go for some major league baloney, and asked Hernandez's team to be disqualified because they believed she was a boy. Even though Mili has a good attitude about what happened to her, it's still infuriating. "They didn't want to listen", said her brother, Cruz Hernandez.

by | June 05, 2017 | 07:14

ET/6 p.m. CT during the premiere of " Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly " on NBC. Kelly said that Putin hinted that the Central Intelligence Agency could have even been behind the hacking, noting that many people were once certain that Moscow was behind the assassination of former U.S.

by | June 04, 2017 | 05:39

He said he'd do the same if Obama was still in office. The American people have a right to get a full accounting of what happened and how the current administration is involved, so that we can make informed decisions about how to move forward.

by | June 03, 2017 | 01:52

The chopper came down near Turkey's border with Iraq this evening after hitting a high-voltage communications line. Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek, Defence Minister Fikri Isik and Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu were also travelling to the region, it added.

by | June 03, 2017 | 01:48

Some isolated heavy rain in some areas along the eastern part of the state could lead to minor flooding in some areas, though the overall flood threat remains low. There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation. There will be a south wind of 7 to 9 miles per hour. Saturday night, it will be partly cloudy with a low of 65, according to the weather service.

by | June 02, 2017 | 01:45

At the summit, leaders expressed dismay at Trump's climate stance. Trump's chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, has discussed the possibility of changing the USA carbon reduction targets instead of pulling out of the deal completely. Paris Agreement also aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with climate change impact, and at "making finance flows consistent with a low GHG (Green House Gas) emissions and climate-resilient pathway".

by | June 02, 2017 | 01:41

The park is on federal property and therefore falls under the federal government's jurisdiction. Again, it appears that Mayor Wheeler wishes to do something-anything-to relieve the city of its trauma. Because when we allow the government (or anyone else for that matter) to say that it's okay to talk about liking puppies but you will be silenced if you say you hate Muslims, a gray line has been established somewhere between the two.

by | June 01, 2017 | 00:52

Trump will also take more questions directly from the media, it reported . Dubke , who served in the post for three months, tendered his resignation May 18 . Lewandowski and Bossie are being eyed to help man Trump's internal "war room", meant to handle rapid response to the Russian Federation allegations.

by | May 31, 2017 | 06:38

Even in 2013, former US President Barack Obama's wife Michelle Obama hadn't worn a head scarf in Saudi Arabia . We had a fantastic meeting and we had a fantastic tour, it was really attractive. "It is my desire that you become an olive tree to construct peace", the Pope said in Spanish. President Trump's commitment to fighting extremism and intolerance will win approval from the Pope, as will his determination to bring peace to the Middle East.

by | May 30, 2017 | 06:29

Memorial Day may be considered the official start of summer where pools, manicured lawns, fire pits and grills are signs of the times. By the late 1860s in many cities tributes to fallen soldiers were being held. In 2000, Congress approved the National Moment of Remembrance Act , which encourages all Americans to pause for one minute, wherever they are, at 3 p.m.

by | May 27, 2017 | 10:17

Of the 177 men and 11 women arrested in the six-county operation that ended Wednesday, 169 - or about 90 percent - had prior criminal convictions, officials said. Federal authorities say over 41,000 people have been arrested since the beginning of this year, a 40 percent increase compared to the same period in 2016.

by | May 23, 2017 | 14:47

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is extending humanitarian protections for Haitians living in the US who were affected by a 2010 quake that struck the island nation for an additional six months. Some other USA lawmakers and immigration advocates had urged DHS to extend Haiti's TPS status for 18 months. They said reports on crime rates and use of social services by specific groups were separate from decisions on TPS.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:07

High pressure will build in with highs in the upper 70s. Tonight scattered showers/storms will continue with lows in the low 50s. A cold front passes offshore in the morning on Tuesday , followed by clearing skies on the heels of a drying air mass from the Ohio River Valley.

by | May 20, 2017 | 00:59

The only Planned Parenthood Clinic in the state of Wyoming will close its doors in July, according to a regional representative on Friday. The clinics set for closing are located in Sioux City in northwest Iowa, Bettendorf in eastern Iowa, and Burlington and Keokuk in the southeast corner of the state.

by | May 18, 2017 | 20:38

Ford announced the $3 billion cost cutting goal at the same time it reported sharply lower first quarter earnings, reports CNN. Slashing jobs in the USA, even at a 10 percent rate or lower, is likely to spark some conflict with President Donald Trump's administration.

by | May 18, 2017 | 20:21

The McDonald's outlets will now be linked to the UberEATS app which delivers curated menus from local restaurants to the customer's doorsteps for a minimal food delivery charge of $5. When McDonald's starting testing McDelivery earlier this year, they were afraid about losing control of the product through a middle-man delivery service.

by | May 16, 2017 | 09:39

The new Justice Department policy was met with fierce criticism from sentencing advocates, some former federal prosecutors and even some Republicans in Congress who have been pursuing sentencing-reform measures. Sessions said the crackdown was "a key part of President Trump's promise to keep America safe", linking drug trafficking to increased homicide rates in some cities.

by | May 09, 2017 | 08:02

He faces 26 felony counts of homicide, aggravated assault and drive-by-shooting related to 12 attacks, which took place between August 2015 and July 2016. But in a unusual quirk, the Department of Public Safety said Saucedo's gun from the killing of his mother's friend had been test-fired as part of the freeway shooting probe.