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In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday, and in December 2000, Congress passed, and President Bill Clinton signed into law, "The National Moment of Remembrance Act ". It may seem like hair-splitting, but Navy veteran Like Visconti insists there is a difference between honoring a fallen veteran and saying "Thank you for your service".
  • Trump's own version of Comey drama raises more questions than it answers

    Trump's own version of Comey drama raises more questions than it answers

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    Just 22 percent of Americans believe that Trump fired Comey because of Comey's handling of the investigation into presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state, the explanation initially given by the White House, with 47 percent saying they think another rationale was at play.
  • IOC Evaluation Commission head calls Paris bid exceptional, detailed

    IOC Evaluation Commission head calls Paris bid exceptional, detailed

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    He said "one out of two children [in France] can't swim by the age of 11". Paris 2024 shares his vision of an ambitious country open to the world that shares Olympic values. "We are in a very fortunate moment in time in the history of bids for the Olympic Games". People close to the Los Angeles bid said a potential visit to Lima was not simply a question of Trump's politics, but also the security apparatus that accompanies a traveling US president.
  • US AG orders toughest possible sentences for criminals, reversing Obama easing

    US AG orders toughest possible sentences for criminals, reversing Obama easing

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    Under this new policy, prosecutors are urged to look for the most serious offenses provable, in many cases triggering mandatory minimum sentences, thereby limiting the sentencing options of judges. This policy utilizes the tools Congress has given us. "We know that our sentences are longer than they need to be for the purposes that one thinks of when one imposes a sentence".
  • SE Cupp: Kellyanne Conway is wrong about Anderson Cooper's eyeroll

    SE Cupp: Kellyanne Conway is wrong about Anderson Cooper's eyeroll

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    Conway maintained during an interview on " Fox and Friends " Thursday morning that MI was related to the topic and Cooper's reaction was uncalled for. Meanwhile, Cooper pressed on, asking Conway why it wasn't fair game to refer to Trump's remarks as a candidate: "So that person doesn't exist anymore, candidate Donald Trump?".
  • AAP 'Demonstrates EVM Tampering' in Delhi Assembly

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    Bhardwaj claimed that a voting machine can be manipulated by simply feeding in a "secret code". The Aam Aadmi Party said it will participate in the May 12 all party meeting to discuss the issue concerning EVMs. The Delhi Assembly adopted resolution appealing President and Election Commission to hold elections through paper trail equipped-EVMs. The Election Commission on its part rejected the AAP's claims.
  • Documents: Teen abused by mom before kidnapping by teacher

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    The two have reportedly been separated since November 9, 2015, when the divorce papers indicate Kimberly Thomas was ordered to have no contact with the children due to her allegedly committing several acts of physical abuse against them. Last-ditch court appeals could block the executions of two Arkansas inmates who are scheduled to be put to death Monday. Last week, authorities found the teenager in Northern California and arrested her forensics teacher, Tad Cummins , 50.
  • U.S. President Trump To Visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy This Month

    U.S. President Trump To Visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy This Month

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    After visiting three regions pivotal to the development of Islam, Judaism and Christianity, Trump will go to Brussels and Sicily for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit and meeting of the G7 economic powers. Officials in Washington are reporting that the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are conducting negotiations for a multi-billion-dollar arms deal. Aides described the decision to make Saudi Arabia the coveted first presidential stop as an effort to reset relations with the Muslim world.
  • Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order

    Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order

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    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters at a White House briefing Thursday evening, "This order will cement our nation's position as a global energy leader and foster energy security for the benefit of American people, without removing any of the stringent environmental safeguards that are now in place".
  • Joey Logano's win at RIR 'encumbered,' putting playoffs in jeopardy

    Joey Logano's win at RIR 'encumbered,' putting playoffs in jeopardy

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    In NASCAR-speak, Logano's win at Richmond International Raceway is now considered "encumbered". Logano has been penalized 25 points and crew chief Todd Gordon has been fined $50,000. NASCAR gives winning cars a follow-up inspection at its R&D Center in Concord, N.C. - that's where Logano's vehicle infraction was discovered. Obviously, from the outside we've lost all the benefits of the win.
  • DOJ: Not enough evidence to prosecute; Family: State should prosecute

    DOJ: Not enough evidence to prosecute; Family: State should prosecute

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    Civil rights activists are watching closely for clues to how the Trump administration's Justice Department intends to handle racially charged shootings by police. John McLindon said the "stress of the unknown" has been hard on Salamoni and his family. But amid the small revelations, the DOJ kept some details undisclosed, which the department says were "particularly sensitive facts and evidence", in order to protect the integrity of the state's investigation.
  • Iran denounces Turkish air raid on Iraq

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    Despite the Turkish position, Dorrian signaled the United States would continue its support for the SDF, as it would for Iraqi government troops across the border. WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkey gave coalition forces about 20 minutes notice before launching airstrikes on Kurdish troops in Syria this week, potentially putting American forces in the region at risk, USA officials said Wednesday.
  • 3 shootings by police put spotlight on Justice Department

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    U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana, Corey Amundson, saying in a news conference today, "We can not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the officers knew what they were doing was unreasonable or prohibited and they simply chose to do it anyway".
  • Trump to meet Australian PM on 1st presidential trip to NYC

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    Trump and Turnbull were meeting Thursday in New York City, a trip that will also mark Trump's first visit home since he left in January to be sworn in as president. It says it cost $24 million to protect Trump Tower between the election and the inauguration. But Trump opponents have been much more vocal than supporters.
  • Customer fatally shoots man who killed sports bar manager

    Customer fatally shoots man who killed sports bar manager

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    Officials say two people were killed , and a third person is injured. Before the gunman could make a run for it or kill anyone else, a customer pulled out his own gun and killed the suspect. Police say a man walked into the bar and got into an argument with an employee and then fatally shot the worker. They're also reviewing surveillance video at the sports bar.
  • Trump Signs Order to Expand Arctic Drilling

    Trump Signs Order to Expand Arctic Drilling

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    This is a great day for American workers and families, and today we're unleashing American energy and clearing the way for thousands and thousands of high-paying American energy jobs. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said in a statement . "We need to invest in safer, cleaner energy sources", Feinstein said. He has introduced similar legislation in each Congress since 1999.