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Merkel, After Discordant G-7 Meeting, Is Looking Past Trump – New York Times

Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017

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Navy Parachutist Dies During Demonstration Over Jersey City – New York Times

Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017

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Mississippi shooting: 8 dead, including deputy; suspect says ‘I ain’t fit to live’ – Fox News

Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017

An argument between a Mississippi man, his estranged wife and her family over custody of the couple’s children ended in a shooting that killed eight people, including a deputy sheriff.  Police said gunfire erupted Saturday night at a home in Bogue Chitto after the deputy arrived in response to a domestic disturbance call, and spread to two houses in nearby Brookhaven, about 70 miles south of Jackson.  The…

NKorea fires short-range ballistic missile off western Japan – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan’s maritime economic zone Monday, officials said, the latest in a string of test launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland. The suspected Scud-type missile launched from the coastal town of Wonsan flew about 450 kilometers (280 miles), the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement….

Back at Home, Trump Goes on Twitter Offensive Against Leaks, ‘Fake News’ – NBCNews.com

Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017

President Donald Trump returned home from his first trip abroad to face a new series of allegations against his administration — and he hit the ground tweeting with a series of posts slamming “leaks” and so-called “fake news,” while stating his recent trip was a “great success.” Trump began his series of tweets Sunday morning acknowledging the contentious Montana special congressional race, in which Republican Greg Gianforte declared victory on…

Thanks to Trump, Germany says it can’t rely on the United States. What does that mean? – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a crowd Sunday in southern Germany that Europe can no longer rely on foreign partners. Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.” Offering a tough review in the wake of Trump’s trip to visit E.U., NATO and Group of Seven leaders last…

Reported Talks by Jared Kushner With Russia Would Be ‘Good Thing,’ Trump Official Says – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

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British police in race to find Manchester terror network – CNN

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

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US might ban laptops on all flights into and out of the country – Reuters

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

WASHINGTON The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins on all flights into and out of the country as part of a ramped-up effort to protect against potential security threats, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Sunday. In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Kelly said the United States planned to “raise the bar” on airline security, including tightening screening of carry-on items. “That’s the thing that…

Sheriff’s deputy, 7 others killed in Mississippi shootings – CNN

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

“Suicide by cop was my intention. I ain’t fit to live. Not after what I’ve done.” In addition to the sheriff’s deputy, family members told affiliate WAPT that the victims at the first location included the mother, aunt and sister of Godbolt’s estranged wife. Godbolt’s wife escaped with their two children. At the the third location, they said, the victims were another of Godbolt’s wife’s sisters, as well as her…

A high-stakes gamble: How Jared Kushner reacted to previous crises – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

NEW YORK — Jared Kushner had barely survived a fight to save his family’s real estate empire. Taking charge of the business after his father went to prison, Kushner, 25 at the time, paid $1.8 billion in 2007 for the nation’s most expensive office building. Then the market went south, the debts piled up, and Kushner spent years pushing banks to renegotiate the loans. But after one disgruntled lender had tried…

Trump’s 1st foreign trip: 5 takeaways – CNN

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Pioneer, Dead at 69 – RollingStone.com

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

Gregg Allman, the singer, musician and songwriter who played an essential role in the invention of Southern rock, has died at the age of 69. Allman’s rep confirmed to Rolling Stone that the artist died Saturday afternoon. Related Gregg Allman: 20 Essential Songs Southern rock pioneer fused country blues with San Francisco-style extended improvisation, creating a template for countless jam bands Allman “passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia,”…

New photos show Manchester bomber Salman Abedi on night of attack – CBS News

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

Police in Manchester on Saturday released new photos of bomber Salman Abedi from the night of the attack outside an Ariana Grande concert as officers raided an apartment where it’s believed he built the bomb used in the blast. Police are hoping the photos will help people to come forward with any new information about Abedi on May 18, the night of the bombing that killed 22 and wounded dozens of…

‘Final act of bravery’: Men who were fatally stabbed trying to stop anti-Muslim rants identified – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

Two men were stabbed to death and one injured Friday on a light-rail train in Portland, Ore., after they tried to intervene when another passenger began “ranting and raving” and shouting anti-Muslim hate speech at two young women, police said. Portland police on Saturday identified the two slain victims as 53-year-old Ricky John Best and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche. A third victim, 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher, is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said….

Trump considers major changes amid escalating Russia crisis – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

President Trump and his advisers, seeking to contain the escalating Russia crisis that threatens to consume his presidency, are considering a retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a “war room” within the White House, according to several aides and outside Trump allies. Following Trump’s return to Washington on Saturday night from a nine-day foreign trip that provided a bit of a respite from the controversy back home,…

Trump fails to commit to Paris climate agreement as he concludes first overseas trip – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

TAORMINA, Italy — President Trump failed to commit to remaining within the Paris climate agreement during a two-day meeting with world leaders that ended here Saturday, but he tweeted that he was still considering it and would announce a final decision “next week.” In a final communique, the Group of Seven industrialized countries said that the United States “is not in a position to join the consensus.” The other six…

The Latest: White House refuses to address Kushner reports – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

TAORMINA, Sicily — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Europe (all times local): 3:35 p.m. President Donald Trump’s top advisers are refusing to address reports that his son-in-law and a top Russian diplomat may have discussed setting up a secret communications channel. In a press conference in Sicily, Saturday, advisers H.R. McMaster and Gary Cohn declined to comment on new revelations about Jared Kushner’s communications with Russia’s ambassador…

Trump Delays Decision on Paris Climate Accords – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Portland deaths: Two stabbed trying to stop anti-Muslim abuse – BBC News

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Image copyright CBS/EVN Image caption The attack took place on a MAX train at Hollywood Transit Station Two men have died in the US trying to stop a man abusing two women of Muslim appearance, Oregon police say. The abusive man turned on the two men and fatally stabbed them in the city of Portland, police said. The incident happened on a commuter train. Another passenger was wounded before the…

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