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U.S. Puerto Rico Votes in Plebiscite on '500 Years of Colonial Status'
Author: 0 Puerto Rico Votes in Plebiscite on '500 Years of Colonial Status'

Protesters in favor of Puerto Rico's independence protest after a referendum was held on the island's status by marching through the financial district, known as the golden mile, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, June 11, 2017. NY state has been the main destination for mainland Puerto Ricans, with about 1.2 million people of Puerto Rican descent. Controversy swirled around Oscar Lopez Rivera , a thin, severe-looking 74-year-old who rode on one of the first floats up Fifth Avenue waving ...

Author: 0 Trump Visits Wounded Republican Congressman in Hospital

On Wednesday evening, the MedStar Washington Hospital Center gave an update on House Majority Whip Steve Scalise as he recovers from a shooting , which has left him in "critical condition". He was lying motionless and was "coherent the whole time" when Sen. Jeff Flake said Mika was the most seriously injured. The FBI and police have said they do not yet know if the gunman was specifically gunning for members of Congress, but Davis said there's no doubt they were targeted.

Author: 0 President Trump not firing special counselor Robert Mueller, White House says

A source close to the President told CNN's Jim Acosta that Trump is being counseled to steer clear of such a dramatic move like firing the special counsel . What's more , in order to accomplish that wrecking operation, the president would probably have to fire Rod Rosenstein , the deputy attorney general who entrusted the Russian Federation investigation to Mueller after Atty.

U.S. Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearings Tuesday
Author: 0 Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearings Tuesday

Trump's team has used this admission to try and color Comey and suggest he's an unreliable witness, even though he testified under oath. Until now, Mueller had drawn widespread praise from Republicans and Democrats alike. "Mr. Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue", Spicer said. Still, it took until Tuesday night for the White House to actually dispute Ruddy's suspicion.

U.S. Right decision? Michelle Carter guilty of manslaughter of boyfriend Conrad Roy III
Author: 0 Right decision? Michelle Carter guilty of manslaughter of boyfriend Conrad Roy III

Carter and Roy met in Florida in 2012 while both were on vacation with their families. Speaking from the bench, Moniz said that he concluded Carter was guilty of involuntary manslaughter, in part, for ordering Roy back into the truck in what she knew was a toxic environment where it would take him 15 minutes to die - and failed to notify anyone as required under MA law.

U.S. Border Patrol arrests 4 men at medical camp run by aid group
Author: 0 Border Patrol arrests 4 men at medical camp run by aid group

The Border Patrol said in a news release that two of the men arrested in May had criminal histories. Agents then obtained a search warrant and swooped into the camp. Two of the men arrested that day had prior significant criminal records in the USA; two others required medical vehicle at a local hospital. Activating a beacon initiates an immediate response from the Border Patrol, and the nearest agent will go to that location to render aid.

U.S. Michelle Carter, Who Texted Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself, Is Found Guilty
Author: 0 Michelle Carter, Who Texted Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself, Is Found Guilty

Roy died of carbon monoxide poisoning in his pickup. Michelle Carter , who was 17 when she committed the crime, was talking to her then-boyfriend via text during a suicide attempt. Carter cried as the judge explained his reasoning, but remained composed as she stood to hear the verdict. "Mr. Roy's death is a bad tragedy, but it is not a reason to stretch the boundaries of our criminal laws or abandon the protections of our constitution".

Author: 0 Local churches ready to host Vacation Bible School

Pastor Linster Strayhorn and United Missionary Baptist Church, New Bern, will be guests. Pleasant Baptist Church, 2948 Marysville Road, Altavista, for Brother William Pannell, our guests will be Minister Zenith Yuille, and musical guests Nikkia Pannell and Minister Dietrich Robinson.

U.S. Trump punches back, accuses Comey of lying to Congress
Author: 0 Trump punches back, accuses Comey of lying to Congress

Many Democrats still blame Comey for Clinton's loss, leading Trump to apparently believe they would applaud him for firing Comey. He did say, under oath, that you told him to let the Flynn - you said you hoped the Flynn investigation, you could let - he could let go.

U.S. Rosenstein: I Wouldn't Fire Mueller From Russia Probe Without 'Good Cause'
Author: 0 Rosenstein: I Wouldn't Fire Mueller From Russia Probe Without 'Good Cause'

In February, after talking with Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Ruddy told CNN that he didn't think the president was being well-served by chief of staff Reince Priebus . Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, tweeted: "If President fired Bob Mueller, Congress would immediately re-establish independent counsel and appoint Bob Mueller".

U.S. Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice -Wash Post
Author: 0 Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice -Wash Post

Trump had received private assurances from then-FBI Director James B. Comey starting in January that he was not personally under investigation. Critics - including Democrats - as well as some experts have said the president in firing Comey could have opened himself up to charges of obstruction of justice.

U.S. Senate GOP aiming for vote this month on health legislation
Author: 0 Senate GOP aiming for vote this month on health legislation

Trump, who earlier this year lashed out at House Republicans for initially balking at a repeal effort, put light pressure on the Senate during the meeting. Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry, a Metairie Republican who handles the budget in the House, said he didn't think it was wise to "use 100 percent of a wrong number".

U.S. Survivor called from company bathroom:
Author: 0 Survivor called from company bathroom: "My boss is dead"

Demings said it did not appear Neumann had a concealed weapons permit for the semi-automatic pistol he used. Demings confirmed that Neumann had a "negative relationship" with at least one of his former co-workers, and he targeted those who were shot and killed.

U.S. Trump blames reported obstruction of justice investigation on 'phony story'
Author: 0 Trump blames reported obstruction of justice investigation on 'phony story'

About 60 percent of Americans think Trump attempted to obstruct or impede the investigation, the Associated Press/NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll found. Mr Trump's legal team quickly denounced the report on Wednesday, Reuters reported . Comey said that at the time Trump was not being investigated, but he demurred from Trump's request because he would have to publicly correct his statement if the facts changed.

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says there's no cause to fire Mueller
Author: 0 Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says there's no cause to fire Mueller

Constitutional lawyer, Robert Barnes says, "the law is clear", Robert Mueller must recuse himself from any "Comey-part" of his special counsel investigation. "I think it would be odd [Mueller] would have a confidential conversation and then, a few days later, become the prosecutor of the person he may be investigating", Ruddy said.

U.S. Police identify mother, 2 daughters found dead at OH home
Author: 0 Police identify mother, 2 daughters found dead at OH home

OH police arrested a 45-year-old man on Tuesday in connection with the triple homicide of a North Royalton mother and her two adult daughters whose bodies were found in a bed next to each other, reports say. Police earlier were reported as saying the women apparently suffered gunshot wounds, but investigators haven't released the cause of death. They were found Sunday night.

U.S. The Attack That Launched the US Capitol Police
Author: 0 The Attack That Launched the US Capitol Police

A hospital statement said Scalise was doing better over the previous 24 hours but would be in the hospital for some time . The congresswoman's wife, Jennifer, issued a statement Friday thankful for "the incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes we have received".

U.S. Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'
Author: 0 Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'

Sylvester Stallone in 1976's " Rocky ", directed by John G. Avildsen . It won Oscars for best picture, director (Avildsen) and editing and was nominated for seven others. Avildsen. Actors Ralph Macchio, left, and Pat Morita are shown in a scene from The Karate Kid . Rocky , who earns money as a collector for a loan shark, falls in love with the mousy Adrian (Talia Shire), the sister of his miserable friend Paulie (Burt Young), and gets help from a gruff trainer named Mickey (Burgess ...

U.S. Trump considering 'terminating' Russian Federation probe leader
Author: 0 Trump considering 'terminating' Russian Federation probe leader

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday he would like special counsel Robert Mueller to stay the course, as a Trump ally hinted the president wants to remove the ex-FBI head. Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy made the comments on the eve of testimony at the Senate Intelligence Committee by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the Trump-Russia probe.

U.S. Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotional moment
Author: 0 Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotional moment

Scalise was shot Wednesday morning as a gunman sprayed bullets into a GOP congressional baseball practice. In the course of Thursday night's charity game, which drew a record attendance to Nationals Park, MedStar hospital issued a new update on Scalise's condition, saying that the lawmaker "remains in critical condition , but has improved in the last 24 hours".

Author: 0 Trump reacts on Twitter after special counsel reportedly starts investigating him

Meanwhile there were unconfirmed reports that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein , who has taken charge of the Russian investigation since attorney general Jeff Sessions recused himself , could step aside from the investigation. Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's legal team, also denounced the report, saying: "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal ".

U.S. Vikings' Michael Floyd denies failing alcohol test, violating house arrest
Author: 0 Vikings' Michael Floyd denies failing alcohol test, violating house arrest

A rep for the Scottsdale City Court in Arizona informed TMZ Sports about Floyd's positive alcohol test on Friday. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport , the alcohol tests were flagged between 5:30 a.m. Police say they found Floyd passed out behind the wheel on December 12. The punishment stems from a December 2016 arrest where Floyd was found passed out behind the wheel of a auto.

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