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June 06, 2015
Trump: Impeachment 'has been very hard on my family'

Trump: Impeachment 'has been very hard on my family'

President Trump campaigned in Louisiana for the first time since the House began public hearings in his impeachment inquiry.

Turkey sends American Islamic State fighter to U.S. after stalemate with Greece

Turkey sends American Islamic State fighter to U.S. after stalemate with Greece

Turkey sent a U.S. citizen suspected of fighting for Islamic State to the United States by plane on Friday, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, after the man was refused entry to Greece earlier this week. Turkish authorities started deporting captured Islamic State suspects to their home...

Chicago gang leader accused of trying to help Islamic State

Chicago gang leader accused of trying to help Islamic State

A purported street-gang leader from suburban Chicago who became radicalized in prison faces federal charges accusing him of seeking to provide money to Islamic State militants in Syria, according to a complaint unsealed Friday in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Jason Brown, the 37-year-old leader...

Vietnam jails music teacher for 'undermining' state

Vietnam jails music teacher for 'undermining' state

Vietnam sentenced a music teacher to 11 years in prison on Friday for Facebook posts that allegedly undermined the one-party state, which has been accused of tightening the noose on online dissent. Communist Vietnam has long jailed its critics but has come under fire recently for targeting users...

Students at the Santa Clarita school where 2 people were killed and 3 were injured in a shooting say their sense of safety 'will forever be ruined'

Students at the Santa Clarita school where 2 people were killed and 3 were injured in a shooting say their sense of safety 'will forever be ruined'

Saugus High School sophomore Melissa Santillan and senior Tyler Nilson spoke to Insider about the shooting at their Santa Clarita, California, school.

DNC Announces 10 Candidates in Atlanta Democratic Debate

DNC Announces 10 Candidates in Atlanta Democratic Debate

(Bloomberg) -- The Democratic National Committee on Thursday announced the 10 candidates who will participate in the fifth Democratic primary debate in Atlanta on Wednesday.They are: Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer,...

American teacher's death in D.R. is being investigated Thursday as a murder

American teacher's death in D.R. is being investigated Thursday as a murder

An American teacher's death in the Dominican Republic was being investigated Thursday as a murder. Police said they found Patricia Anton deceased in her apartment in Puerto Plata, on the country's northern coast, with her hands and feet bound.

From 'Anonymous,' key excerpts from inside Trump White House on Putin, Hillary

From 'Anonymous,' key excerpts from inside Trump White House on Putin, Hillary

Key excerpts from "A Warning," a book by an anonymous senior administration official about President Trump and his administration.

As Supreme Court weighs DACA, Trump pushes fiction about 'hardened criminals'

As Supreme Court weighs DACA, Trump pushes fiction about 'hardened criminals'

As the Supreme Court considers whether it is legal for the Trump administration to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, the president and his allies have begun spinning a familiar — and false — narrative about the program’s nearly 700,000 beneficiaries.

Moving university to Vienna, Soros vows to defend academic freedom from Orban

Moving university to Vienna, Soros vows to defend academic freedom from Orban

Billionaire George Soros opened the new main campus of his Central European University in Vienna on Friday, saying it would not halt its struggle to defend academic freedom from Viktor Orban, the right wing leader he says hounded it from Hungary. CEU's decision last year to move the bulk of...

Virginia police say wanted Marine deserter sought family

Virginia police say wanted Marine deserter sought family

Police in Virginia say the Marine deserter wanted for questioning in a murder case was trying to reach out to a family member when he was spotted. Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones told a news conference that it’s believed Michael Alexander Brown was trying to contact his grandmother when a neighbor...

Tempers flare over rebuilding of Notre-Dame spire

Tempers flare over rebuilding of Notre-Dame spire

The French army general charged with overseeing the rebuilding of Paris' fire-mangled Notre-Dame, has caused astonishment by publicly telling the cathedral's chief architect to "shut his mouth" in a sign of tension over the monument's future look. General Jean-Louis...

One of Jamal Khashoggi’s close friends said Twitter is the 'only free platform' for many Saudis, but it also may have led to Khashoggi’s brutal murder

One of Jamal Khashoggi’s close friends said Twitter is the 'only free platform' for many Saudis, but it also may have led to Khashoggi’s brutal murder

Omar Abdulaziz, a Saudi activist and close friend of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, wrote in an op-ed that Twitter is "crucial" for Saudi freedom.

There have been 366 mass shootings in the US so far in 2019 — here's the full list

There have been 366 mass shootings in the US so far in 2019 — here's the full list

As of November 14, 2019, there have been more mass shootings in the US than there are days. At least people have died in mass shootings this year.

The Army Plans To Use These 6 Weapons In A War Against Russia Or China

The Army Plans To Use These 6 Weapons In A War Against Russia Or China

The Army is transitioning away from fighting terrorism.

Jackie Speier erupts at reporter for The Hill

Jackie Speier erupts at reporter for The Hill

Angered by the testimony of ousted ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, California Rep. Jackie Speier upbraided a reporter for The Hill and ripped the outlet’s publication of columns by John Solomon, the conservative journalist whose work is at the center of what Yovanovitch described as a “smear...

'You embarrassed yourself': Kellyanne Conway blasts CNN's Wolf Blitzer for playing George Conway clip

'You embarrassed yourself': Kellyanne Conway blasts CNN's Wolf Blitzer for playing George Conway clip

On CNN Thursday, Kellyanne Conway, special counselor to President Trump, was asked to respond to the assessment given by her husband, George, that testimony in the first public impeachment hearings was damning for her boss.

China envoy threatens Sweden over award to detained writer Gui Minhai

China envoy threatens Sweden over award to detained writer Gui Minhai

China threatened Sweden with unspecified "counter measures" if its culture minister attends a literary award ceremony on Friday for Gui Minhai, a Swedish citizen who was abducted in Thailand in 2015 and is now in detention in China. The case of Chinese-born Gui Minhai, who studied in...

Saugus school shooting in California: What we know now

Saugus school shooting in California: What we know now

Several people are injured, including the suspect, after a shooting at a high school outside Los Angeles. Here's what we know.

N. Korea calls Biden a ‘rabid dog’ for insulting its dignity

N. Korea calls Biden a ‘rabid dog’ for insulting its dignity

North Korea called former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden a “rabid dog” that “must be beaten to death with a stick” in its latest swipe against foreign and political leaders it sees as hostile to the North’s leadership. The North correctly spelled Biden’s name in May when it labeled him a “fool of...

Authorities are searching for a woman after finding her husband's corpse in a bedroom freezer

Authorities are searching for a woman after finding her husband's corpse in a bedroom freezer

Authorities are searching for a woman after finding her husband’s corpse in a freezer in a bedroom inside her Missouri home, where it may have been stored for nearly a year. Barbara Watters of Joplin, Mo., was charged Wednesday with abandonment of a corpse, a felony that is punishable by up to four...

American war veteran who spent several days in ICE detention receives $190k settlement

American war veteran who spent several days in ICE detention receives $190k settlement

A US citizen and military veteran suffering from a mental health condition will reportedly receive $190,000 (£147,988) from a Michigan city after local officials transferred him to ICE detention following an arrest last year.Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, a decorated Marine veteran suffering from...

Dressed to Kill: Arming Ukraine Could Put It on a Path Towards War

Dressed to Kill: Arming Ukraine Could Put It on a Path Towards War

Even after Russian military forces withdrawal, deep-seated resentments will linger in Donbas. The lethal aid policy’s greatest flaw is that it completely fails to address these resentments, and in doing so, artificially simplifies the conflict to a proxy war with Russia.

Scientists Are Fighting Over One of the Hottest Places on Earth

Scientists Are Fighting Over One of the Hottest Places on Earth

Some say life can exist there. Others say no way.

Fox News' Bret Baier suggests Trump just broke the law in 'real time' with tweeted attacks on Yovanovitch

Fox News' Bret Baier suggests Trump just broke the law in 'real time' with tweeted attacks on Yovanovitch

Is that enough pizzazz for you?Ousted U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch had barely been in the Capitol for an hour when President Trump "committed a crime while we're watching," journalist Marcy Wheeler tweeted Friday. That's because as Yovanovitch gave her public...

Khamenei says Iran wants removal of Israel state not people

Khamenei says Iran wants removal of Israel state not people

Iran's supreme leader said Friday that calls for the abolition of Israel which have sparked outrage in the West target the "imposed state" not the Jewish people. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the future of the land should be decided by Palestinians of all faiths, Jewish as well as...

Georgia inmate executed for 1994 convenience store killing as last-minute DNA test denied

Georgia inmate executed for 1994 convenience store killing as last-minute DNA test denied

Georgia inmate Ray Jefferson Cromartie, 52, was executed for killing a convenience store clerk 25 years ago. His lawyers had appealed for DNA testing.

Esper says S Korea wealthy enough to pay more for US troops

Esper says S Korea wealthy enough to pay more for US troops

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday pressed Washington’s case that longtime ally South Korea must pay a bigger share of the cost of having U.S. troops on its soil. “This is a very strong alliance we have, but Korea is a wealthy country and could and should pay more to help offset the cost...

Off-duty officers were the first responders to the California high school shooting — because they were dropping off their own family members for school

Off-duty officers were the first responders to the California high school shooting — because they were dropping off their own family members for school

The first responders reported to the scene at approximately 7:40 a.m., shortly after the first shots rang out, and began treating the gunshot victims.

Black South Carolina Leaders Distance Themselves from Buttigieg Campaign’s ‘Douglass Plan’

Black South Carolina Leaders Distance Themselves from Buttigieg Campaign’s ‘Douglass Plan’

Several black leaders in South Carolina who were listed as supporters of the Buttigieg campaign's “Douglass Plan” distanced themselves from the proposal and the campaign when pressed for comment, saying that the campaign was “intentionally vague” in asking for their endorsements.According to a...

The U.S. Marine Corps Is Making Big Changes (Thanks to Threats from Russia and China)

The U.S. Marine Corps Is Making Big Changes (Thanks to Threats from Russia and China)

It’s no secret that the U.S. Marine Corps is changing in order to better prepare for major warfare with China and Russia. Gen. David Berger, the Marine commandant, is overseeing several studies that could result in the Corps cutting some units and adding others and, in the process, radically...

After 50 years, it's past time to bring human LGBTQ+ characters to America's Sesame Street

After 50 years, it's past time to bring human LGBTQ+ characters to America's Sesame Street

International versions of Sesame Street reflect local audiences. America is ready for gay characters but cancellation is a risk in some countries.

Gay employee says salary was halved to be even with 'females in the office'

Gay employee says salary was halved to be even with 'females in the office'

Man claims in lawsuit against New York events company that employers sought to degrade him after they learned he was gayThe New York company stages promotional events for companies including Nike, Twitter and Amazon. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty ImagesA gay man working at a New York events...

Republicans Thought Yovanovitch Would Be a Pushover. She Beat Them Up Instead

Republicans Thought Yovanovitch Would Be a Pushover. She Beat Them Up Instead

Nicholas Kamm / AFP/ Getty ImagesBefore she even spoke on Friday, President Donald Trump’s surrogates in Congress and conservative media expected Marie Yovanovitch to cry on command for the impeachment-hearing cameras. As she began testifying about the smear campaign that forced her from her...

French tourist killed taking selfie at Thai waterfall

French tourist killed taking selfie at Thai waterfall

A French tourist has died after falling from a waterfall while trying to take a selfie in Thailand, police said Friday. The accident happened Thursday afternoon on the tropical island of Koh Samui, whose palm-fringed, white-sand beaches are a magnet for both backpackers and high-end tourists. The...

Southwest, American, United: No Boeing 737 Max flights until March even if plane returns sooner

Southwest, American, United: No Boeing 737 Max flights until March even if plane returns sooner

The Boeing 737 Max has been grounded since March following two fatal crashes. Boeing has said it hopes to have the plane recertified by December.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ripped late presidential bids and suggested efforts should be redirected to winning state legislatures

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ripped late presidential bids and suggested efforts should be redirected to winning state legislatures

In a tweet Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick for moving to enter the 2020 presidential race.

Suspect in ‘Potomac River Rapist’ cold case arrested

Suspect in ‘Potomac River Rapist’ cold case arrested

Genealogy websites and a cheek swab enabled U.S. Marshals to arrest a man suspected of being the “Potomac River Rapist,” who terrorized the nation’s capital in the 1990s. News outlets report 60-year-old Giles Daniel Warrick is now awaiting extradition from Horry County, South Carolina....

Rashida Tlaib referred to House Ethics Committee for a potential violation of federal law

Rashida Tlaib referred to House Ethics Committee for a potential violation of federal law

The House Ethics Committee released texts and emails on Thursday that show Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., repeatedly asking her campaign for funds to defray personal costs. The committee’s announcement comes after the board of the Office of Congressional Ethics unanimously voted in August to refer...

An expert in fraternity hazing deaths says coddling parents are part of the problem

An expert in fraternity hazing deaths says coddling parents are part of the problem

Hank Nuwer, a journalist who keeps a database on fraternity deaths, thinks parents aren't teaching their children "self-restraint."

Bloomberg Responded ‘Kill It’ after Employee Disclosed Her Pregnancy, 1997 Lawsuit Alleges

Bloomberg Responded ‘Kill It’ after Employee Disclosed Her Pregnancy, 1997 Lawsuit Alleges

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg allegedly told a female employee,"kill it!" when she told him she was pregnant, according to the former Bloomberg executive's 1997 lawsuit.The lawsuit filed in New York by Sekiko Sakai Garrison alleges Bloomberg followed up his...

Devin Nunes is bravely defending Trump. That's bad news for the president

Devin Nunes is bravely defending Trump. That's bad news for the president

The ex-dairy farmer isn’t exactly the cream of the cream: his bizarre claims on the president’s behalf have backfiredDevin Nunes, left, and the minority counsel Steve Castor confer during Wednesday’s hearing. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesIf you were on trial on national television, facing...

White House hopefuls are missing Senate votes — and nobody cares

White House hopefuls are missing Senate votes — and nobody cares

Bernie Sanders came to the Capitol on Thursday, when the Senate considered a judicial nominee bitterly opposed by liberals. "I am running for president," Sanders responded when asked why he hadn't voted. The Vermont independent, in fact, hasn't voted in the Senate since July.

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh gets hero's welcome from conservative Federalist Society

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh gets hero's welcome from conservative Federalist Society

A hero's welcome was delivered Thursday to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who addressed the Federalist Society a year after his confirmation.

The new seal for the Navy's next aircraft carrier contains a hint about big changes coming to naval aviation

The new seal for the Navy's next aircraft carrier contains a hint about big changes coming to naval aviation

The recently unveiled seal for the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy features its best-known aircraft, along with a future addition.

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