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Local Oklahoma seeks repeat at Women's College World Series
Author: 0 Oklahoma seeks repeat at Women's College World Series

We played them in a three-game series, and I've played them four times in four years now. Despite advancing to the final week of the season, the Gators were close to missing out on a visit to Oklahoma City after dropping a 3-0 decision to Alabama in game one of the Super Regional last weekend.

Author: 0 Trump's national security team planning 'holistic solution' against ISIS: WH

Trump administration officials also wouldn't say what type of cellphone the us president was using or describe any security upgrades it might include. She said the president is recruiting individuals "of the highest quality". Dubke, who worked closely with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer , served as a behind-the-scenes player helping manage communications strategy, responses to crises such as the firing of James B.

Local WH offers explanation for Trump's 'covfefe' tweet
Author: 0 WH offers explanation for Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

McMaster, said last week there are legitimate reasons for quiet diplomacy. Griffin is a stand-up comedian who co-anchored CNN's New Year's Eve coverage. Instead, we are left to speculate that " covfefe " may be some sort of secret code that might mean: "Where's my KFC?" or "Attack North Korea". Dubke's hiring was meant to lighten the load on Sean Spicer , the White House press secretary, who had also been handling the duties of communications director during Trump's first month in office.

Author: 0 To Ram Through Unpopular Agenda, Trump Urges GOP to Kill Senate Filibuster

House narrowly approved legislation to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act , as Republicans moved a step closer to delivering on their promise to reshape American health care without mandated insurance coverage. Through reconciliation, the party can approve its plans with only a majority vote in the Senate, in which it controls 52 of 100 seats. Republicans defended their plan, saying it both protects taxpayers and the state's most vulnerable residents.

Author: 0 China's Li: fighting climate change is 'global consensus'

Junker spoke Wednesday in Berlin. While not mentioning the U.S.by name, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying tells reporters climate change is a "global challenge" that no country can ignore. That's what the top House Democrat is calling President Donald Trump's expected decision to pull the USA from a historic climate agreement. "In walking away from this agreement, the President is denying scientific truths, removing safeguards that protect our health and our ...

Local Two Colorado students advance to next round in National Spelling Bee
Author: 0 Two Colorado students advance to next round in National Spelling Bee

Tarsier was among a list of 400 study words sent to all spellers advancing to the national finals. Maia and her mom will attend the spelling bee finals on Thursday. Part 1 of the finals will be from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Thursday. According to Bill Chappell of NPR , this year's contest will include Edith Fuller, 5, who defeated many older competitors in a regional spelling bee in Tulsa, Okla.

Local Trump Returns Home, Goes On Twitter Rant Against
Author: 0 Trump Returns Home, Goes On Twitter Rant Against "Fake News"

Kushner is Trump's Orthodox Jewish son-in-law. Kislyak is believed to have rejected the proposal as it could have compromised the integrity of Russian communications equipment. Kushner proposed a secret channel because, you know, we fucks with Russian Federation tough. There have been many leaks of information occurring at the White House, which has actually upset Russia , The Washington Post reports .

Local Teen Accepted to Yale for Writing Essay About Papa John's Pizza
Author: 0 Teen Accepted to Yale for Writing Essay About Papa John's Pizza

Williams knew two things - everybody is obsessed with pizza, and nobody loves eating Papa John's as much as she does - so she figured a 200-word love letter to the chain was as solid a ticket in as anything. For one of her applications, Carolina Williams was asked to write on what she loves to do. 'It smells like celebration, as I love to rejoice a happy occasion by calling Papa John's for my favourite food'.

Local When It Comes To 'Covfefe' Merriam-Webster Has No Words
Author: 0 When It Comes To 'Covfefe' Merriam-Webster Has No Words

But Andre Milne, the founder of defence technology company Unicorn Aerospace, claims to have uncovered what Mr Trump really meant. "Despite the constant negative press covfefe ", the tweet read. "The #covfefe stuff is amusing, but everyone gets that this is one way Trump will detract from some really bad news for him last night, yes?" she tweeted.

Local Change Senate rules to speed up health care, tax reform bills
Author: 0 Change Senate rules to speed up health care, tax reform bills

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to write a Republican-only health care bill he can push through the Senate. The New Hampshire Senate on Wednesday approved an $11.8 billion budget after rejecting more than two dozen attempts by Democrats to boost funding for mental health care, education and other programs.

Author: 0 Comey OK'd To Testify; House Committee Issues Subpoenas

A spokesman for Mueller declined to comment. No date for testimony has been set. If you recall, Nunes recused himself in April from the Russian Federation probe, with Republican Representative Mike Conaway stepping in to lead the inquiry.

Local Train stabbing survivor: Portland has 'white savior complex'
Author: 0 Train stabbing survivor: Portland has 'white savior complex'

According to court papers, Christian shouted on the train: "G$3 o home, we need American here", and "Free speech or die" while sipping wine, reports the New York Daily News. white savior complex". "The idea that Portland is so liberal supersedes this dark, hidden secret about racism", Gibson said. In the past, Trump has failed to condemn white supremacist groups, and many had hoped that the president would finally do so, following the Portland incident.

Local Spicer refers all Russia-related questions to Trump's lawyer
Author: 0 Spicer refers all Russia-related questions to Trump's lawyer

Nobody in their right mind would jump into this White House at this point". With multiple investigations looking at whether the president's associates collaborated with Russian Federation to influence the election, any random, unfiltered tweet could become part of a legal case.

Local United Nations chief urges action on climate change
Author: 0 United Nations chief urges action on climate change

Trump, who has called global warming a "hoax", promised during his presidential campaign to pull the US out of the deal. "I hope they decide in the right way", said Italy's prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni. As the world's second-biggest polluter after China, a move by the U.S. to scrap the accord involving nearly 200 nations would pour hundreds of billions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and speed up the warming trend already taking place.

Author: 0 Students walk out of Mike Pence's commencement address

Notre Dame , a predominately Catholic university , is located in South Bend, Ind . - the state where Pence served as governor prior to becoming vice president. '"I think people are upset we're protesting at all", he said. "Just as Notre Dame has stood for those who are persecuted for their faith around the world, just a short while ago in Saudi Arabia, this president spoke out against religious persecution of all people of all faiths", Pence said.

Local A guide to the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee
Author: 0 A guide to the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Naomi got the bee off to a good start by correctly spelling "tarsier", which is a type of mammal. The contest concludes with finals on Thursday at the Washington-area resort. None of the West Virginia participants were called on stage as finalists, as they did not have enough points to qualify. Valerie Miller, a spokesman for the competition, said Edith has become a celebrity.

Local 'Die is cast' - European Union refrains from late appeal to Trump on climate
Author: 0 'Die is cast' - European Union refrains from late appeal to Trump on climate

The Pruitt team is deciding on whether to initiate a full, formal withdrawal - which could take three years - or exit the underlying United Nations climate change treaty, which would be faster but more extreme, Axis reported . A USA decision to withdraw from the accord could further alienate American allies in Europe already wary of Trump and call into question US leadership and trustworthiness on one of the world's leading issues.

Author: 0 Comey to testify publicly about Trump confrontations

According to "highly detailed" notes Comey made of his conversations with Trump , Trump asked him to lay off the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn . One wonders if Comey would have been so eager to publically testify if the White House wouldn't have mounted a smear campaign against the former FBI Director when they fired him.

Author: 0 Trump Wants Senate Rules Changed to Speed Up Health-Care, Tax Legislation

Republicans argued their plan addresses major problems such as the state's heroin and opioid crisis and a failing child protection system while protecting taxpayers. "We have to make sure that we have a program that is accessible and affordable for people". Democrats, who complained the plan fails to meet the needs of the state's most vulnerable residents, are offering a series of amendments, all of which are failing along party lines.

Local Indiana airports get funding for runway, taxiway work
Author: 0 Indiana airports get funding for runway, taxiway work

The money is being allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand . The project is due to go to bid in July, he said, with a two-year construction schedule. "Making these critical upgrades will pave the way for supporting local economies and communities in Upstate New York". "Investing in our airport infrastructure enables safer, more efficient service for the businesses and travelers who utilize it every day", ...

Author: 0 Comey set to testify publicly in Russian Federation investigation, reports say

At a Wednesday briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said inquiries about the Russian Federation investigation must be directed to Trump's longtime personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), who is heading the Senate Judiciary Committee inquiry into the 2016 Russian cyberattacks on the US election, criticized Comey's handling of the situation on CNN's State of the Union , saying a report showed Comey "took over the Department of Justice's job ...

Author: 0 Spicer refers Russia investigation questions to Trump's outside attorney

The caution is warranted even when dealing with allies. During his campaign, he made a commitment to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and move the USA embassy there from Tel Aviv. The person demanded anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss the sensitive conversation by name. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). White House press secretary Sean Spicer calls on a member of the media during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington , Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

Author: 0 Covfefe signals realDonaldTrump is back

And a small but insistent minority says it's simply "cov-FEEF". "I count the letters of every garbage meme that comes through", he said, and then he stopped to laugh. From the candidate who gave us "bigly" at a presidential debate, now comes " covfefe " in a midnight tweet from the White House. The tweet immediately went viral and became one of the president's more popular posts before it was taken down after almost six hours online.

Author: 0 Penguins beat Predators 4-1, take 2-0 lead

Just before word Wednesday morning that charges will be dropped "in a timely manner" against the Nashville Predators fan who tossed a catfish on the ice during the Stanley Cup Final in Pittsburgh, a Tennessee House member indicated hewas drafting a proclamation honoring the team and fan Jacob Waddell .

Local Trump aide Dubke announces resignation
Author: 0 Trump aide Dubke announces resignation

During an appearance on Wednesday's Fox & Friends, Lewandowski was asked if he would go back to working for Trump amid the communications shake-up - with possibly more to come - and resignation of communications director Michael Dubke on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Trump's communications director has resigned

Trump arrived home Sunday, and Dubke is still arriving daily at the White House. Dubke wrote in a statement that it had been an honor to serve Trump and "my distinct pleasure to work side by side, day by day with the staff of the communications and press departments".

Local New bodycam video of Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting released
Author: 0 New bodycam video of Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting released

The video shows footage from a police's body camera as he entered the club through a large broken window near the front door and took cover behind a bar as Orlando police officers yelled commands toward the bathroom where gunman Omar Mateen had cornered survivors.

Author: 0 Trial opens for Minnesota officer in black motorist's death

Yanez is charged with second-degree manslaughter and two counts of unsafe discharge of a firearm for endangering the vehicle's passengers. Jury selection begins Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in the manslaughter case against Yanez, a St. Gray said having the "right to investigate" and adding this statement to the record is relevant because it will allow the defense to find out how much marijuana was consumed prior to the shooting.

Author: 0 Spicer: WH Referring 'All Matters' on Russian Federation to Outside Counsel

White House press members asked the question that has been plaguing the internet all Wednesday: What does "covfefe" mean? Spicer discussed ongoing possible connections to Jared Kushner and. Trump since the early 2000s in some of his trickiest legal issues, including the Trump University fraud case. For the first five months of Trump's administration, Kushner has managed to stay out of Trump's line of fire, even as every other top West Wing aide has taken a turn on the outs with the ...

Local Trump's communications director resigns as staff shake-up looms
Author: 0 Trump's communications director resigns as staff shake-up looms

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus thanked Dubke in a statement and said Dubke had "offered to remain onboard until a transition is concluded". Trump has entertained bringing his former campaign manager , Corey Lewandowski , and former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, more formally back into the fold.

Local Congress Subpoenas Trump And Obama Officials In Russia Inquiry
Author: 0 Congress Subpoenas Trump And Obama Officials In Russia Inquiry

The subpoenas are part of an effort by congressional investigators to obtain testimony, personal documents and business records from Michael Cohen , Michael Flynn , and their business firms. Richard Burr, R-N.C., said the committee welcomes Comey's testimony, but declined to comment further. These four are focused, sources said, on persistent - but as yet unsubstantiated - allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, as well as the case of Michael Flynn.

Author: 0 Modi backs 'strong leadership' of Merkel while Trump, EU drifts apart

Merkel said that Europe must "take our fate into our own hands" and added that it should step up as a diplomatic player on the global stage. The eurozone's big three economies, Germany , France and Italy, are sharply at odds with the United States over climate change, the future of global trade and the management of mass migration.

Author: 0 Texas lawmaker says he threatened to shoot other lawmaker in self-defense

To understand how the day ended this way, one must first rewind to its start. The new law, which goes into effect on September 1, requires local law enforcement to comply with requests from federal immigration officials. Rinaldi says he responded saying he "would shoot him" in self-defense. Republican Rep. Matt Rinaldi called ICE on the protesters, some of whom were holding signs that read "I am illegal and here to stay ", he said in a Facebook post .

Local Body of missing university student found
Author: 0 Body of missing university student found

The 2015 Xaverian Brothers High School graduate was last seen leaving a gathering of about 25 childhood friends on Phyllis Lane in Franklin at 1:30 a.m. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has not issued a final report, but preliminary results indicate that there is no signs of trauma or foul play.

Local Cleveland policeman who fatally shot Tamir Rice is fired
Author: 0 Cleveland policeman who fatally shot Tamir Rice is fired

As the Plain Dealer reported last month, CIRC already "found no fault in the officers' actions leading up to, during and after the November 22, 2014 shooting at Cudell Recreation Center on Cleveland's West Side". McGinty effectively stonewalled the high-profile case, at one point ignoring a judge's ruling that probable cause existed to charge Loehmann and Garmback in the killing.

Author: 0 House, Senate point fingers at each other over special-session possibility

The bill allows public schools to restrict transgender students to using only single-use facilities. "It is the Texas Senate who is playing games with the health and safety of the people of Texas", Gonzales said. Greg Abbott's desk. Top firms, chambers of commerce and lobbyists also have decried the bathroom bill in all forms as bad for business. The NFL and National Basketball Association have hinted that approving it could cost Texas future top sporting events — even though Houston ...

Author: 0 House Intel Committee Approves Subpoenas For Flynn, Cohen

The subpoenas are part of an effort by congressional investigators to obtain testimony, personal documents and business records from Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn , and their business firms. Republicans have been hammering away on why Trump officials' names were disclosed internally in classified settings. In May, the committee took testimony from former Central Intelligence Agency director Brennan, who said that he had become concerned during the election campaign by the contacts between ...

Local House intel panel approves subpoenas for Trump lawyer, former top aide
Author: 0 House intel panel approves subpoenas for Trump lawyer, former top aide

Flynn handed in his resignation in February, ousted on grounds that he had misled top White House officials about his contacts with Russian officials . Dubke met his wife working on President George H.W. Bush's re-election campaign in 1992, advised Rick Perry when he was governor of Texas, bought advertising for Rudy Giuliani's 2008 presidential campaign and served as the main consultant for Sen.

Local Trump pleased with results of 1st overseas trip
Author: 0 Trump pleased with results of 1st overseas trip

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania, talk with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as they arrive for a concert in the Ancient Theatre of Taormina ( 3rd century BC) in the Sicilian citadel of Taormina, Ita. No, he didn't repeat his description of the Belgian capital as a "hellhole", but the contrast between Trump's warm embrace of Saudi autocrats and his awkward interaction with the democratically elected European leaders was hard to miss.

Local Trump's use of private cellphone raises security concerns
Author: 0 Trump's use of private cellphone raises security concerns

Emily Ngo reports that story here . But the acrimonious session came to an abrupt end after Spicer began lambasting reporters for propagating a false report that Trump hasn't used a translation headset during the G-7. Corey Lewandowski, who at one point was Trump's campaign manager a year ago, and David Bossie, who was deputy campaign manager, are in discussions about whether to come onto the White House staff to handle the political and communications response to the inquiries, according ...

Author: 0 Trump to Announce Climate Decision Thursday

But officials cautioned that details were still being finalized. Both solar- and coal-related exchange traded funds were widely underperforming the overall stock market on Wednesday. Skoog says a withdrawal would damage USA "ambitions in other multilateral negotiations and their work in the United Nations". China's Premier Li Keqiang (C) meets European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) and European Council President Donald Tusk during the China-EU summit at the Great Hall of ...

Author: 0 Senators warn of fiscal fallout after Erdogan visit violence

Monday, Ankara summoned the us ambassador and called for an investigation. Local police officials said the Turkish guards savagely attacked a peaceful protest outside the Turkish ambassador's residence as Erdogan was visiting , in a bout of violence that was captured in detail on video.

Author: 0 Takeaways from the New CBO Score of the Republican Healthcare Plan

Now, the GOP's laser focus on lowering premiums could undermine comprehensive coverage that consumers also value, such as the current guarantees that people with medical problems can get health insurance, or that plans will cover costly conditions such as substance abuse.

Local Man arrested after guns, 90 rounds of ammo found outside Trump hotel
Author: 0 Man arrested after guns, 90 rounds of ammo found outside Trump hotel

A 43-year-old man with guns was arrested overnight Wednesday at the Trump International Hotel , according to D.C. police. In addition to the assault rifle and handgun, police found 90 rounds of ammunition. U.S. authorities interviewed Moles and charged him with carrying a gun without a license. Police arrested Dr. Moles in his hotel room at the Trump International Hotel .

Local Pretty Thursday and Friday, but chance of rain for the weekend
Author: 0 Pretty Thursday and Friday, but chance of rain for the weekend

Patchy fog before 9 a.m. West wind 7 to 9 miles per hour. Partly cloudy; low of 53. West wind 5 to 11 miles per hour becoming south after midnight. You'll notice the sharp decrease in temps for Thursday , too, as we only top out in the upper 60s to low 70s! Partly sunny; high of 73.

Local Joe Lieberman is top contender for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director
Author: 0 Joe Lieberman is top contender for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Press Secretary Sean Spicer informed reporters about the meetings as Trump flew to Washington after addressing U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates in CT. Sure, Lieberman once served as attorney general of CT, but that was a rather long time ago - prior to his election to the Senate in 1988. When asked if Lieberman was his top pick, the president said "yes".

Author: 0 Former US national security adviser Brzezinski has died at age 89: daughter

To the world, the Polish-born Brzezinski was a steely, opinionated power in the Carter White House , from 1977 to 1981, who left a big footprint in world affairs. He was born in Warsaw, Poland, and became a naturalized USA citizen in 1958. Mr Brzezinski, during the early months of 1980, became convinced that negotiations to free the kidnapped Americans were going nowhere.