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by | May 16, 2017 | 20:37

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has ended its involvement with the Varsity and Venture programs of the Boy Scouts of America. In this July 21, 2010, photo, Scouts from Eagle Mountain, Utah, work on a service project. Like other conservative religions, the Mormon church still opposes gay marriage and teaches its members that being in a homosexual relationship is a sin.

by | May 16, 2017 | 20:14

But while the president's speech was greeted with applause Saturday, not all Liberty University students were keen to have Trump as their commencement speaker. Trump did not specifically mention Comey or other political disputes that have marked his first four months in office, but made repeated general references to his maverick campaign and presidency.

by | May 16, 2017 | 18:32

The third structure, the town's public works building, didn't sustain any fire damage, but wreckage was strewn across the building's parking lot. Carlstadt Police Sergeant John Cleary told reporters the plane hit one building in an industrial or manufacturing area, skidded across a parking lot and broke apart.

by | May 16, 2017 | 18:31

Tillerson was interviewed by " Meet the Press " host Chuck Todd. Top officials at the State Department, Department of Defense and the USA intelligence community are urging the White House not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, warning that such a decision would be harmful to the peace process and carry broader regional risks, a senior administration official and several U.S.

by | May 16, 2017 | 19:22

She did not comment to reporters. Brown and her defense team now await her sentencing hearing. Prosecutors say she funneled money from a nonprofit education fund into her personal accounts. "Former Congresswoman Brown took an oath year after year to serve others, but instead she exploited the needs of children and deceived her constituents to advance her own personal and political agendas", said FBI Jacksonville Division Special Agent in Charge Charles Spencer in a prepared statement .

by | May 16, 2017 | 18:46

Indeed, State Department officials conceded that the whole reason they came up with this new statement was because Russia's Foreign Minister visited the USA last week, and the U.S. "The Trump administration believes that Syria's political future should be decided by Syrians in a free, credible and transparent process", the White House's Spicer said May 15.

by | May 16, 2017 | 18:05

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will conduct a classified briefing for the full U.S. Senate on President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey on Thursday, May 18, at 2:30 p.m. Trump also said that the Russian Federation investigation was on his mind as he made the decision to dismiss Comey , escalating alarm in some circles that the president had sought to impede the bureau's probe.

by | May 16, 2017 | 18:10

This week, Sessions issued a memo to Department of Justice staff ordering federal prosecutors to "charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense". The order had been expected from Sessions, a former prosecutor during the height of the USA crack cocaine epidemic, who vowed that combating violence and illegal drugs would be the Justice Department's top priority.

by | May 16, 2017 | 18:41

North Korea said Monda. Pyongyang's latest missile launch was condemned worldwide, with the USA calling North Korea a "flagrant menace" and urging allies to impose even stronger sanctions on the nation. Two U.S. military officials told NBC News on Monday that preliminary assessments suggested the launch involved a KN-17, a liquid fuel single-stage missile.

by | May 16, 2017 | 18:38

Spicer has responded to McCarthy's impersonation of him in recent months, but has yet to say anything about the latest skit. Plus, you can't go wrong with having Trump and Spicer make out, which just had to be included as a way to piss off the president even more .

by | May 16, 2017 | 18:07

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach , a Republican, is expected to be named the commission's vice chair and his participation will likely be controversial. Poetter said Kobach plans to stay in his job as Kansas secretary of state. After plucking off that pesky Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , POTUS is finally able to investigate something that really matters: widespread voter fraud in the country that just elected him President.

by | May 16, 2017 | 18:28

On Friday, Trump tweeted what many viewed as a threat to Comey, claiming he would release "tapes" if the ousted director started flapping his gums to the media. Lindsey Graham said on " Meet The Press " on Sunday. Trump said in the letter that he had agreed with Sessions and Rosenstein's recommendations and "you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately".

by | May 16, 2017 | 18:31

Since they're rewarded for lying on Trump's behalf - at least when he can watch them on television - there's not much value in reporters talking to them on camera. "Nearly all of them are very well-known", Trump said aboard the plane that took him to Lynchburg, Virginia, where he gave the commencement address at Liberty University.

by | May 16, 2017 | 17:06

The U.S. claims roughly 50 prisoners are being hanged at the Saydnaya military prison every day. "Although the regime's many atrocities are well documented, we believe that the building of a crematorium is an effort to cover up the extent of mass murders taking place at the Sednaya prison".

by | May 16, 2017 | 16:29

Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanRyan declines comment on Trump's warning to Comey Trump health chief: Senate will vote on ObamaCare repeal by August Ryan to campaign for Karen Handel in Ga. The PAC used over $2.5 million of that money, according to CREW, in an attempt to defeat Ossoff. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that elections offices in DeKalb , Fulton and Cobb are experiencing a backlog of applications numbering in the tens of thousands.

by | May 16, 2017 | 16:07

The statement came after Trump signed a "religious freedom" executive order Thursday. "No one should be censoring sermons or targeting pastors", he said. People are using the hashtags #LicenseToDiscriminate and #TrumpForgetsMuslimBan on Twitter to question President Trump's motives and point out that he conveniently put aside religious liberty when he signed two executive orders calling for a ban on travelers from Muslim-majority countries.

by | May 16, 2017 | 16:03

Two of the three buildings involved in the crash sustained fire damage. The pilot and co-pilot died in a Learjet crash Monday afternoon as it approached Teterboro Airport in New Jersey , Carlstadt Police dispatcher Don Pomponio said. Carlstadt, New Jersey , Mayor Craig Lahullier said all of the town's employees already had left for the day before the plane crashed near its public workers building.

by | May 16, 2017 | 17:13

Eight additional former Beta Theta Pi brothers will be arraigned Tuesday. One time, when Piazza rolled off a couch, three fraternity brothers picked him up and "slammed him" back on the couch, according to the grand jury report . 4 death of Piazza resulted in calls for a serious crackdown of the university's fraternity and sorority polices. Other fraternity brothers discovered Piazza in the basement at about 10 a.m.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:40

The policy signaled a return to "enforcing the laws that Congress has passed", Sessions said Friday at the Justice Department, characterizing his memo as unique for the leeway it gave prosecutors around the country. "It is dumb on crime ". But Sessions' new charging policy, outlined in a two-page memo and sent to more than 5,000 assistant US attorneys across the country and all assistant attorneys general in Washington, orders prosecutors to "charge and purse the most serious, readily ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:52

St. Louis - and black people in St. Louis - have more pressing concerns than the continued public display of this offensive monument and its revisionist history, yes, we know that. A last-ditch effort to block the removal of a monument to a Confederate general was rejected Wednesday by a Louisiana judge who turned away arguments that the city doesn't own the statue or the land on which it sits.

by | May 16, 2017 | 16:39

Federal judges on Monday peppered a lawyer for President Donald Trump with questions about whether the administration's travel ban discriminates against Muslims and zeroed in on the president's campaign statements, the second time in a week the rhetoric has faced judicial scrutiny.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:24

On Thursday, Mr. Trump himself vaporised every version of the Comey story his defenders, including Mr. Pence, had laboured so earnestly to put forward. Comey was sacked, President Trump said he had confidence in his Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Perhaps ominously for him, though, comedian and actress Melissa McCarthy is hosting " Saturday Night Live " this weekend.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:47

Just a day after baseball fans hurled racial slurs and peanuts at a player in Fenway Park, there was another racial encounter, according to Fox News. "While there was a residue of racism in the game, certainly it wasn't out in the open when I played", he said. "We play the game hard every night", Duquette said, per the Baltimore Sun's Jon Meoli.

by | May 16, 2017 | 14:33

And while Republican leaders in Congress continue to receive condemnation from constituents over their laissez faire attitude towards the controversy over the Trump-Comey affair, Democrats are agitating for more hearings on the matter, increasing their demand (also backed by the US public) for a special prosecutor to initiate an independent probe, and making moves to compell the White House to preserve or hand over any relevant evidence, including any recordings that might exist.

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:47

President suggests briefings might be replaced with written statements. When Comey was sacked, the president's advisers initially said the move was in response to a recommendation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Mr Trump disputed the contents of the report. He said the probe "was fabricated by Dems as an excuse for losing the election", rather than one launched by the bureau's career law enforcement professionals.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:26

The polarizing host tweeted on Thursday afternoon amid rumors Shine was losing support from the Murdochs - particularly Rupert's sons James and Lachlan. He's the latest casualty in a sexual harassment scandal that has shaken the nation's top-rated cable news network. Pressure mounted on the network, as advertisers pulled their spots from The O'Reilly Factor amid the accusations.

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:42

He added that the order concerned national security, an area in which courts should be reluctant to second-guess the executive branch. "It was something that the president made very clear in filings that we have filed why he did it, the motives for doing it and was very clear when he spoke about it from the beginning".

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:49

Still, some prosecutors felt constrained by the Holder directive and expressed concern that they'd lose plea bargaining leverage — and a key inducement for cooperation — without the ability to more freely pursue mandatory minimum sentences .

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:32

This is his way, I guess, of nudging Trump to stop using him as a witness. Repeatedly, Spicer said he had "nothing further to add on that". "I think it's a good idea". But the panel's ranking Democrat, Sen. Later, OANN's Trey Yingst asks if anyone has an audio recording of what went on at the dinner between Comey and Trump.

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:15

Numerous bodies, it said, are then being burned in the crematorium. "We now believe that the Syrian regime has installed a crematorium in the Sednaya prison complex which could dispose of detainees' remains with little evidence". Taken on April. 18 this year, this photo shows the short distance between the main prison and the crematorium. The status of Tice and other American hostages in Syria is unknown, according to Stuart Jones, acting assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Near ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:07

It was the difference Monday night in Game 7 and must continue to be a positive for the C's if they are to dethrone the defending champs and reach the NBA Finals. If they are a no show for the game, then Boston should be able to take control. The host has won all 10 games between the Wizards and Celtics this season - four in the regular season and six in the playoffs.

by | May 16, 2017 | 13:20

Trump was frustrated when Comey revealed in Senate testimony the breadth of the counterintelligence investigation into Russia's effort to sway the 2016 US presidential election. Last week, President Trump tweeted: " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" After Trump chose to fire Comey, he was told by aides that Democrats would likely react positively to the news given the role many believe Comey played in Hillary ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 12:00

However, the Post did not claim in their report that specific information pertaining to intelligence-gathering methods were shared, and McMaster failed to address the heart of the Post's argument - that the President had revealed information obtained from sensitive sources.

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:56

President Donald Trump shares a laugh with (clockwise from left) Ms.Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Secretary Tom Price, U.S. While notable, Schumer's threat may be a bit toothless: Republicans have 52 seats in the Senate, and a rules changes made in 2013 by Democrats means that whomever Trump nominates only requires a simple majority vote to be confirmed.

by | May 16, 2017 | 11:40

There was some talk as Trump took office that his administration would do things differently and cut back on press access. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, a Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, asked the White House in writing to produce any tapes to which Trump referred.