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Memorial Day marked by two services in county

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Master of ceremonies will be Navy veteran Gary Jenson. The students will sing patriotic songs and elected officials and veterans will deliver speeches. A fundraiser will be held from noon to 2 p.m.at the American Legion Hall. Goehner's Memorial Day service will be at 10 a.m.at Mound Prairie Cemetery with Dr. Read More »

Lawmakers work through the night on state budget

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The logistical challenges in getting everything passed by Wednesday morning also remain. Minnesota legislators went into overtime Tuesday to wrap up work on a $46 billion state budget and appeared on track to successfully conclude a almost five-month session and avoid the specter of a summer government shutdown. Read More »

Webinar: The end of austerity in Saudi Arabia

The Emir also witnessed along with their Majesties and Excellencies Leaders and Heads of the GCC delegations and US President Donald Trump the exchange of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between GCC countries and the United States to establish a centre to target the financing of terrorism. Read More »

Illinois to receive $1.2M of Target data breach settlement

California will receive more than $1.4 million from the settlement , the largest amount of any state, according to California Atty. Gen. "I hope Target learns from this and other companies that store our personal data learn from it, too". Target's sales, profit and stock price all suffered months after the disclosure as shoppers were nervous about their security of their credit cards. The retailer added that the costs associated with this settlement were "already reflected in the data breach ... Read More »

Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead

The severe storm that hit the Chetek area started to develop about two hours earlier in the St. Paul area, according to meteorologist Mike Griesinger of the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. He says some homes and outbuildings have been damaged severely and utility poles and lines are down. People take advantage of the warm weather and sit on a pier in Hoboken, N.J., Thursday, May 18, 2017. Read More »

Trump budget slashes safety-net programs

Trying to balance the budget isn't in the plan in Congress, but conservative Republicans are pushing for some action this year on spending cuts. They also assume that tax reform won't add to deficits and that the controversial House-passed version of Obamacare repeal will be law. Read More »

Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget

That comes as no surprise after Trump, who confounded Republicans on the campaign trail for straying from conservative principles, tapped Mick Mulvaney , a former SC tea party congressman, as his budget director. Medicaid spending, which Trump promised to spare as a candidate, would be reduced $ 800 billion over the next decade. Another senior Republican lawmaker, Fred Upton of MI, questioned inclusion of money for Trump's border wall , remarking: "I thought Mexico was going to pay ... Read More »

Single-Payer Healthcare Estimated To Cost Nearly Double California's State Budget

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Single-payer health insurance makes health care issues a lot easier to deal with, for the people who use it, and also for doctor offices and businesses. California Democrats have long hoped for single-payer health care, in which the government pays for everyone's health care expenditures. "A single-payer system is massively, if not prohibitively expensive", said Nick Louizos, vice president of legislative affairs for the California Association of Health Plans. Read More »

DHS Hopeful Clarke Denies Plagiarism in Master's Thesis

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The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, removed Clarke's thesis on homeland security from its website on Saturday and is now conducting an investigation. Clarke has a loyal national, right-wing following but has been widely criticized locally for his inflammatory rhetoric and for spending so much time on the road as a Trump surrogate and while giving talks to conservative groups. Read More »

13-1 shot Cloud Computing springs upset in Preakness

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Ridden by Javier Castellano, 13-1 long shot Cloud Computing ran 1 3/16 miles in 1:55.98. He was there, but it wasn't like he was dragging Johnny there, actually. "So we make patient long-term investments on behalf of our clients", Klarman said. "The good news is both eyes are open this morning, which I knew was going to be the case because he didn't get all the dirt in the Preakness", he said with a laugh, referring to Classic Empire's eye being swollen shut the morning after the Kentucky ... Read More »

Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment procedures in an effort to prepare for what officials still believe is a distant possibility that President Donald Trump could have to fend off attempts to remove him from office, two people briefed on the discussions tell CNN. Read More »

Intel sharing at heart of US, Europe talks on laptop ban

USA and United Kingdom authorities implemented a ban on larger mobile devices being taken into airline cabins on some flights from the Middle East and North Africa in March. A meeting Wednesday between European Union and Department of Homeland Security officials ended with an agreement to take the ban "off the table" for now, the Associated Press reports . Read More »

Sheriff: 1 dead after tornado hits Wisconsin trailer park

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The twister packed winds of 120 to 130 miles per hour, or even slightly stronger, when it hit the park, according to the weather service. "Maximum winds were estimated at 85 mph with a path length of 2.4 miles". Hultquist says the storms have the potential to produce hail and tornadoes from late afternoon into the evening. "My wife said the power was out so I figured it was just lightning happened". Read More »

Trump Criticizes Appointment of Counsel in Russian Probe

Former FBI director Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel has been welcomed by politicians from both sides. In a subsequent statement, Trump said he was confident he would be cleared in the probe. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat running the Senate investigation said of the special counsel news: "I think it means our investigation is more important than ever". Read More »

Filipina among dead in OH nursing home shooting

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Twenty-one of the weapons found at the Utica home were shotguns and 20 were rifles, according to search warrants obtained by the Newark Advocate . Nurse Marlina Medrano, who had previously sought protective orders against Hartless in connection with domestic violence cases, was shot multiple times with a handgun and a shotgun. Read More »

Trump defends 'absolute right' to share 'facts' with Russian Federation

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In his tweets early on Tuesday, Mr Trump said: "As President I wanted to share with Russian Federation (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety". He used the words "wholly appropriate" nine separate times. U.S. Representative Barbara Comstock, a Republican, called for immediate classified briefings for lawmakers "so that Congress can at least know as much as Russian leaders". Read More »

Trump declares James Comey 'should have never exonerated' Hillary Clinton

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President Donald Trump is considering almost a dozen candidates to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey , choosing from a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a member of the Judiciary Committee, said promoting an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent to lead the agency would allow the nation to "reset". Read More »

Scattered storms today through the weekend

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More storms are expected Friday evening, and again Saturday morning. Cooler and less humid air moves back into the region on Tuesday . See the full 10-Day Forecast below . Winds W 5-15 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. MONDAY: Partly cloudy and warm. Lows through this period will be in the mid-50s with decreasing rain chances. Read More »

New Baylor lawsuit alleges rape video, dog fighting

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Aziz, told KWTX Wednesday his effort is to bring attention to allegations that Baylor had an environment on campus prior to 2012 that encouraged football players to engage in inappropriate sexual activity with women on campus. The student said, following the gang rape, she heard the players yell, "Grab her phone!" The following morning, Plaintiff woke up at her friend's apartment. Read More »

In a tough climate for police, memorial service honors county's fallen officers

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Before the service, family members of fallen officers placed roses on a memorial site outside of CMPD headquarters. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy declared May 15th as Peace Officers' Memorial Day. Federal law requires American flags to be flown at half-staff on Memorial Day (last Monday in May) and May 15, National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Read More »

West Virginia lawmakers call it a day after Justice appeal

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If the Senate passes a budget that includes taxing short-term rentals, it will set up a conflict between the House and Senate budgets that would have to be ironed out during closed-door conference committee negotiations. As Senate Republicans take up the bill, one of the most complicated policy and political issues they must grapple with is Medicaid reform. Baker offered a similar proposal but it was not part of the House budget approved last month. Read More »

Terence Crutcher Killer Faces First Trial

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Shelby, 43, shot and killed Crutcher, 40, after approaching him on the street on September 16 after his auto broke down. Crutcher was unarmed, and was seen on police dash cam and helicopter video with his hands raised. Dave Walker about what she remembered happening on the night of the shooting. Two of the women are black. She said she got out to talk to him because his auto was blocking the road and he had what she called a "zombie paranoia". Read More »

Garland has no interest in leaving judiciary for Federal Bureau of Investigation, source says

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Jordan is a key ally in the USA -led global military coalition against Islamic State, which controls territory in neighboring Syria and Iraq. Richard Burr, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in an email Tuesday that the committee had requested "additional information on recent reports about alleged dissemination of intelligence information" from the White House. Read More »

Bermuda triangle: Private plane carrying NY family goes missing near Bahamas

Coast Guard Petty Officer Eric Woodall said, reports The New York Post . The US Coast Guard said there was "no indication" of bad weather when the plane went missing. Chong, daughter of comedian and actor Tommy Chong, is known for her roles in "The Color Purple" and "Commando". "That environment, though, is sterile and has nothing to do with brand identity". Read More »

Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn before inauguration

Trump's detractors say it is beyond doubt that Muslims were the ban's intended target, but the administration says it is motivated strictly by national security concerns, an area where United States presidents have wide powers. When asked how Yates counted as a "political opponent", Spicer said she was appointed by the Obama administration and was "a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton ". Read More »

Man holding human head stabs worker at Oregon grocery store

Police have said the stabbing at the market is connected to the death of a woman found at a home in nearby Colton . Joshua Webb has been booked on charges of murder and attempted murder in Clackamas County, Oregon. The gruesome and weird chain of events began Sunday afternoon when Webb entered the Thriftway grocery store covered in blood and armed with "what looked like a large kitchen type of knife", Roberts said. Read More »

Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders

The release of the 82 girls may give a boost to the former military ruler who made crushing the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency a key pillar of his election campaign in 2015. He also commended the Bring Back Our Girls group, "which kept hope alive for the parents and the nation, refusing to let us forget the missing Chibok girls". Read More »