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by | May 19, 2017 | 12:33

P.G.T. Beauregard from... A monument honoring the so-called Battle of Liberty Place, an insurrection by the white supremacist White League during Reconstruction, was removed in late April. "We want them, no question". That granite obelisk, erected in 1891, was the least prominent monument and the first removed. The estate is about an hour and a half away from New Orleans in Mississippi.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:09

The following day, The New York Times reported , Trump asked Vice President Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to leave a national security meeting so Trump could speak with Comey alone. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, said simply, "It would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House". Donald Trump is in a desperate scramble to recover some of his credibility and to avoid losing the support of his fellow Republicans who rule the Congress.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:17

On the latter point, the president is being told by some that USA policy has always been that the resolution of Jerusalem sovereignty issues are properly matters for Israel and Arab (now Palestinian) negotiators and that unilaterally moving the American embassy to the place Israel designates as its capital would be a US acknowledgement of Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem, which would keep the Palestinians away from any US -sponsored negotiations.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:35

Trump is very clearly not the target of the " single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history ", an honor that probably belongs to George Burroughs of Salem. House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. takes questions from reporters at the Republican National Committee Headquarters in Washington , Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:22

The jury, which was composed of eight women and four men, and included four black jurors, delivered the not guilty verdict after deliberating for around nine hours on Wednesday. "They walked by my brother to go check on Betty and the last few breaths of my brother's life, he laid there alone", she said. During a seperate news conference the same day, an attorney for the Crutcher family, Melvin Hall said Mr.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:01

During their conversation, Mr. Obama warned Mr. Trump not to hire Flynn, whom he himself fired in 2014 from his position as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency because of his temperamental issues. But she said she didn't know if the White House took steps to restrict Flynn's access to sensitive or classified information. On Jan. 30, Trump fired Yates from the DOJ after she refused to defend his executive order prohibiting travel from several Muslim-majority countries.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:52

He finally fired Comey last week, in a move legal experts say could become the basis for an obstruction of justice investigation against the beleaguered American president. Chairman Jason Chaffetz is all set to schedule a hearing inviting former FBI Director James Comey to testify publicly before his committee - if the Utah Republican can just find his phone number.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:13

While Flynn "is not cooperating" so far, Burr said, he hasn't gotten a "definitive" answer from Flynn's lawyers. "Consistent with the Committee's position since the beginning of or investigation, I welcome their willingness to cooperate". Flynn resigned in February, after it was revealed that he lied about whether he had substantive contacts with the Russian ambassador before President Donald Trump took office.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:04

Manning said she wanted to expose what she considered to be the USA military's disregard of the effects of war on civilians and that she released information that she didn't believe would harm the U.S. "I can imagine surviving and living as the person who I am and can finally be in the outside world", she said in a written statement . Manning, who served as an intelligence official in Iraq , would otherwise have remained behind bars until 2045, after serving a 35-year sentence.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:13

In defiant mood, the President added "adversity makes you stronger". "Speaker Ryan has shown he has zero, zero, zero appetite for any investigation of President Trump", Cummings said . In January, only days after the inauguration, then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates had informed Trump's White House counsel that Flynn had been interviewed by the FBI as part of an active investigation.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:41

Republican lawmakers began yesterday with rising concerns about the latest revelations that a memo by Mr Comey indicates that Mr Trump pressured him and that Mr Trump disclosed highly classified information to Russian officials in the Oval Office last month.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:17

Elk County Schools announced that all Wednesday classes are canceled . One man was killed and two dozen others were hurt when the tornado touched down Tuesday evening. She said initial reports were that it was more than 400 feet wide, and that it was "very fortunate" that it didn't strike in a more populated area. Sheriff Fitzgerald said, "If you are a logger or a truck driver and want to help, just call your neighbors, call your friends...

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:14

The Whitewater Unified School District canceled classes at its five schools because of a lack of electricity. The tornado damaged the Prairie Lakes Estates trailer park north of Chetek. Over a dozen tornadoes were reportedly spawned by powerful storms that raced through a swath of the central USA stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes on Tuesday evening.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:04

He has also been given a two-game suspension by the team, a penalty that managers said Pillar completely supported. The Blue Jays won the game easily, blanking the Braves 9-0 . The words directly translate to a homophobic slur. "Becoming a role model and advocate going forward will". Pillar tweeted an apology for using the slur.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:55

DeVos spoke at the event despite raucous protests from students who were offended by remarks the conservative MI billionaire made depicting historically black colleges and universities as pioneering institutions of school choice in February.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:14

As the chief law enforcement officers of our respective states, we view the President's firing of FBI Director James Comey in the middle of his investigation of Russian interference in the presidential election as a violation of the public trust.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:01

A slight to marginal risk of severe weather is still likely, but now parts of the Big Country have an enhanced risk for severe weather. Storms will fire up along the Nebraska / Kansas border in the early afternoon hours and move to the northeast.

by | May 19, 2017 | 08:42

In subsequent days, however, Trump acknowledged he'd made a decision to fire Comey even before he read Rosenstein's memo. "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" "Well, I respect the move but the entire thing has been a witch hunt", Trump said when asked about the investigation.

by | May 19, 2017 | 08:33

Mary Fallin, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak and others in Elk City, surveying tornado damage and connecting with people in the community. "We have at least one deceased so far and we're still in a search pattern". Tom Hultiquist, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service , says it is all a myth.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:25

It is a different deal with the Preakness. American Pharaoh was the last Triple Crown victor in 2015. He got just crushed leaving the starting gate. Always Dreaming's talent is unquestioned. Always Dreaming has surprised Pletcher in how quickly the dark bay colt bounced back from his 2¾-length victory in the Derby on May 6. "We're just trying to keep him on the ground one more day".

by | May 19, 2017 | 08:10

The band's "wild soundscapes combined visceral punk attitude with artistic depth", his bio said on his website. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Rock on the Range will go on without Soundgarden . A bench near the center of the sculpture was covered with flower arrangements, one of which included a note, "Say "hello" to Heaven", a reference to a song written by Cornell for a musician friend who died decades ago.

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:58

Cornell was known for his near four octave vocal range and his incredible voice. They were one of the most influential rock bands of the 1990s. Cornell and his band Soundgarden have covered the song before and they did it again to close out the show at Detroit's Fox Theater on Wednesday.

by | May 19, 2017 | 08:35

Previously taken down were the Battle of Liberty Place monument and a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The famous equestrian P.G.T Beauregard monument at the heart of New Orleans' City Park, across from the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), was removed by city employees in the middle of the night, marking the third time the City has removed a Civil War-era monument in the last two months.

by | May 19, 2017 | 06:24

Haley made the comments during an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody in the wake of reports that a Trump administration official, responding to a request that Israeli officials accompany the USA president when he visits the Western Wall, replied that the Western Wall "is not your territory".

by | May 19, 2017 | 06:25

That event was already unsettling Republicans on Capitol Hill, but McConnell's reaction appeared created to mute any notion that GOP lawmakers might begin abandoning Trump. But other nations appeared to be reconsidering. Israeli intelligence was a source for some of the information on ISIS bomb-making capabilities that President Donald Trump discussed with Russian diplomats, USA and diplomatic officials told CNN .

by | May 19, 2017 | 05:06

Jordan and Mayor G.T. Bynum hosted a news conference Thursday morning at City Hall to address the not guilty verdict rendered Wednesday night in Shelby's first-degree manslaughter trial for the death of Terence Crutcher . Crutcher's family called police's focus on a vial of PCP discovered inside the vehicle an attempt at demonizing Terence. Prosecutors argued that Crutcher had not made any aggressive moves, but Shelby's defence attorneys said he ignored the officer's commands.

by | May 19, 2017 | 05:56

More than 25 people were injured, the state said, without giving their conditions. But Fire Chaplain Danny Ringer told reporters at the scene late Tuesday that one person was known dead from the twister. · Severity of storms as they move east of I-35 late this evening. The pinwheeling storm bringing the snow is also helping to draw a rich plume of moisture northward from the Gulf of Mexico, providing the fuel needed for severe thunderstorms to develop all the way from Texas to Vermont.

by | May 19, 2017 | 06:02

Super Bowl LV already has been awarded to the stadium for February 7, 2021, although the National Football League now would have to waive a rule that prohibits a Super Bowl being played at a stadium before it has hosted two full regular seasons.

by | May 19, 2017 | 04:36

In the aerial footage of the damage, it's hard to tell where structures once stood. The National Weather Service reported 20 tornadoes in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Wisconsin on Tuesday. "Large hail, tornadoes and wind damage also will be possible outside of these areas across parts of the southern and central Plains". The Red Cross and Salvation Army are assisting those who lost their homes.

by | May 19, 2017 | 05:08

Police said Crutcher failed to obey commands, and Shelby testified she thought Crutcher was reaching for something in his SUV. Prosecutors have said Shelby overreacted because Crutcher wasn't being combative and had his hands raised high.

by | May 19, 2017 | 04:42

The Texas bill was passed by the Senate, and is bound for the House. Today, they easily concurred with the House's changes to the bill. But Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the settlement will not and can not affect El Paso's compliance with the law.

by | May 19, 2017 | 03:21

Some LGBT advocates have said that language will empower Sessions to find ways to discriminate against LGBT people, such as allowing workers at federal agencies to refuse to process paperwork for same-sex couples in the name of "religious freedom".

by | May 19, 2017 | 01:23

The President had previously blasted Hillary Clinton as "crooked" after then-FBI Director James Comey said in a July 5 press conference that they were "extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information". This afternoon, Fox News anchor Shep Smith highlighted Trump's hypocrisy on this issue while noting that the situation the president finds himself in today is much more serious.

by | May 19, 2017 | 00:50

The change.org petition was sponsored by 26-year-old Rebecca Trevino, 2017 graduate in social work from San Antonio. White House officials told the AP Trump is considering almost a dozen candidates to replace Comey, including Texas Sen. Tribune Washington Bureau Chief Abby Livingston contributed to this report . Multiple US media outlets on Wednesday reported that Comey last week asked the Justice Department for a major increase resources for the FBI investigation into alleged Russian ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 00:33

The latest Public Policy Polling survey found that almost half (48%) of Americans supported impeachment proceedings for Trump, while just 41% said they would not support them. "He was using his power to do that, and when James Comey didn't go along with him, when he wasn't his boy, he fired him, which I think is also relevant to the question of what he was trying to do", Gergen said.