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Macron to meet with IOC bid evaluation team next week

Macron to meet with IOC bid evaluation team next week An air of uncertainty has been hanging over the bidding process with the International Olympic Committee considering a proposal that would mean the 2024 and 2028 Games both being awarded on September 13 during a congress in Lima . The evaluation commission starts its three-day visit on Sunday, after a trip to Los Angeles , the only other city in the race to host the 2024 Games. [Full Article...]

Senate Conservatives Push Back on New DOJ Sentencing Guidelines

Senate Conservatives Push Back on New DOJ Sentencing Guidelines Second, prosecutors must disclose to the sentencing court all facts that impact the sentencing guidelines or mandatory minimum sentences , and should in all cases seek a reasonable sentence under the factors in 18 U.S.C § 3553. But Sessions' memo was exactly what many opponents of mandatory minimum sentences feared ─ and what advocates for the prison prison industry have been waiting for since T... [Full Article...]

Kellyanne Conway accuses Anderson Cooper of sexism over eye roll

Kellyanne Conway accuses Anderson Cooper of sexism over eye roll The eye-roll, which quickly went viral on Twitter, came after Cooper played soundbites in which Trump praised Comey on the campaign trail a year ago. "I think not", Conway said during her appearance on " Fox and Friends ". "I can name many people in that same situation", Conway told Cooper. And yes, if we were to take Cooper's eye roll at face value, a man rolling his eyes at a woman on live... [Full Article...]

Betsy DeVos Booed at Bethune-Cookman University

Betsy DeVos Booed at Bethune-Cookman University Students at the historically black university have for weeks protested DeVos' scheduled appearance, including garnering thousands of signatures on a petition to replace her as graduation speaker. Secretary DeVos has been under firing since calling historically black colleges "pioneers" of school choice. "Never forget that. Through serving others, you can extend that legacy". [Full Article...]

AAP stages demo on tampering EVMs, just a lookalike gadget

The BJP's statement came soon after AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj sought to demonstrate in the assembly what he said was the way in which an Electronic Voting Machine could be tampered with to rig results. Congress Delhi Unit chief Ajay Maken today reprimanded Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for running away from issues which actually concerned the citizens of Delhi in the Special Assembly session and sticking ... [Full Article...]

Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

But Cummins' attorney, public defender Ben Galloway, told a very different story, saying Thomas went willingly with Cummins. "These allegations do not involve force, threats or coercion", Galloway said. Authorities had earlier said the arrest happened at a commune but later clarified that it occurred in a very remote area and that they were still collecting evidence. [Full Article...]

Trump to visit Saudi Arabia and Israel in first foreign trip

Trump to visit Saudi Arabia and Israel in first foreign trip Trump's visit to Rome will mark the first time he and Pope Francis have spoken. During his trip to Saudi Arabia, Trump will discuss with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud "issues of strategic concern, including efforts to defeat terrorist groups and discredit radical ideologies", said the statement . [Full Article...]

Hit by NASCAR penalty, Logano says team doesn't cheat

Hit by NASCAR penalty, Logano says team doesn't cheat Thursday, NASCAR ruled Logano's win in the Toyota Owners 400 has been encumbered, meaning it will not count toward the playoffs. So while the issue is more or less closed, Logano will keep the win, technically, but he will have to win again to receive an automatic playoff berth. [Full Article...]

Attorney: Officer Threatened Black Man Before Fatal Shooting

Attorney: Officer Threatened Black Man Before Fatal Shooting Justice Department will not prosecute two white police officers who killed a black man, Alton Sterling, in Baton Rouge last July. The decision not to charge the officers in Baton Rouge has angered activists who say prosecutors are too deferential toward cops and are too quick to let them off. [Full Article...]

3 shootings by police put spotlight on Justice Department

3 shootings by police put spotlight on Justice Department The death of Alton Sterling, 37, in Baton Rouge , the state capital, was one in a series of racially charged police killings that inflamed a national debate over treatment of minorities by law enforcement. Sandra Sterling, the aunt who helped raised Alton Sterling, said during the news conference that she initially couldn't believe it when she heard the news that the officers would not be prosec... [Full Article...]

Trump to meet Australian PM on 1st presidential trip to NYC

Around 80 percent of the city's electorate voted for his opponent Hillary Clinton, and the massive police presence - and cost - of securing his Trump Tower home and headquarters in the wake of the election were deeply unpopular. Trump's visit is expected to be fleeting. Chicago demonstration against US President Donald Trump's immigration policies along with the traditional May Day marching in f... [Full Article...]

Customer fatally shoots man who killed sports bar manager

Customer fatally shoots man who killed sports bar manager Arlington Police Spokesman Chris Cook posted on Twitter that police are at the scene, and believe that the shooter is one of the deceased. Lt. Christopher Cook said two people were killed , including the alleged shooter. "He made the decision to engage the shooter, fearing there would be other loss of life", Cook said. A sequence of events is still being determined, but witnesses told police th... [Full Article...]

Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order

In a move cheered by the oil industry and criticized by environmentalists and California's top elected officials, President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order seeking to expand offshore oil drilling, including possibly off the Pacific Coast. [Full Article...]

Afghan Taliban announce spring offensive

Afghan Taliban announce spring offensive The announcement by the Leadership Council of the self-styled Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan comes a week after one of the most devastating attacks on Afghan forces since the Taliban were driven from power more than 15 years ago. "I believe this will be a hard year for Afghan security forces, as they will be facing the resilient Taliban's complex and sophisticated attacks countrywide", he told AFP... [Full Article...]

1 dead, 3 injured in University of Texas stabbing

White then fatally stabbed Brown and walked up to a male student sitting at a picnic table and stabbed him in the back of the head, Carter said. "It is pretty terrifying", Prichett said. Watch the press conference below. Furthermore, Chief Carter said it would be "premature" to discuss White's motive. Police said the injured victims were either 20 or 21. [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton blames Russian hackers, James Comey for election loss to Trump

During an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour at the Women for Women International conference in New York , Clinton said that "Of course, I take absolute personal responsibility" for the loss. Clinton said that Trump "should worry less about the election and ...", putting her hand to her mouth as if shouting so he could hear, "my winning the popular vote". [Full Article...]

Melania Trump helps open garden dedicated to first ladies at children's hospital

Melania Trump helps open garden dedicated to first ladies at children's hospital A young boy who presented a painting got a huge hug, she happily exchanged markers for a coloring session, and she knelt down in front of a young patient battling leukemia, murmuring words of encouragement. The garden is dedicated to America's first ladies. First ladies dating to Bess Truman have visited the hospital at Christmastime, and some have supported Children's National in other ways, to... [Full Article...]

Sonny Perdue sworn in as 31st US Secretary of Agriculture

Sonny Perdue sworn in as 31st US Secretary of Agriculture The Executive Order established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity "to ensure the informed exercise of regulatory authority that impacts agriculture and rural communities". “As secretary, I will champion the concerns of farmers, ranchers, foresters and producers, and will work tirelessly to solve the issues facing our farm families, ” Perdue said in an address to USDA e... [Full Article...]

ACLU: Did Arkansas torture death row inmate?

ACLU: Did Arkansas torture death row inmate? KATV reported that Williams also confessed in a prison letter to a Pine Bluff newspaper that he killed a fourth person, Jerrell Jenkins, the same night he killed Hurd in 1998. Greenwood said her family made a decision to pay for plane tickets so that Jasmine and her daughter could fly to Arkansas from their home near Seattle for what could be a final meeting with Williams before his execution. [Full Article...]

Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana

Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana Breezy and warm conditions are expected Wednesday in the Houston area ahead of a cold front, according to the National Weather Service. Severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado watches have been issued for some portions of Central Georgia. [Full Article...]


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