• Johns County student falls short in National Spelling Bee finals
Johns County student falls short in National Spelling Bee finals

Ananya Vinay from Fresno , Calif., was the last kid standing. "It's a like a dream come true". Ananya Vinay never looked all that impressed by any of the words she was given in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee . " I knew them all ", she said. Ananya was able to outlast 14-year-old Rohan Rajeev , who finished in second pla...

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  • Trump Administration asks US Supreme Court to reinstate travel order
Trump Administration asks US Supreme Court to reinstate travel order

The U.S. Justice Department has not made clear when the administration would make its formal appeal or whether it would wait for the 9th Circuit Court's ruling before appealing. A federal judge in Hawaii also sided with opponents, finding that the ban was discriminatory and citing "questionable evidence" in the government's argument that it was a...

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  • EU chief: EU, China believes Trump climate decision 'a big mistake'
EU chief: EU, China believes Trump climate decision 'a big mistake'

The US withdrawal from the Paris climate pact could "in a worst case scenario" add a 0.3 degree Celsius rise in global temperatures over the 21st century, the United Nations said on Friday. The president's decision is fundamentally shifting alliances around the world. He noted that the Adirondacks are located at a transition zone between the temp...

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  • Former Penn State administrators sentenced in connection with Sandusky abuse
Former Penn State administrators sentenced in connection with Sandusky abuse

Spanier and Schultz were ordered to serve a minimum of two months in prison, and Curley three, for their collective decisions not to take a 2001 eyewitness account of misconduct by Jerry Sandusky to police or child welfare authorities. "These men are good people who made a awful mistake", the judge said. Spanier's lawyer argued against incarcera...

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  • Ex-Penn State administrators get jail time
Ex-Penn State administrators get jail time

Former athletic director Tim Curley , 63, and former vice president Gary Schultz , 67, each pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Former university president Graham Spanier , Tim Curley and Gary Schultz were all convicted of child endangerment in the wake of the scandal surrounding the convicted serial child molester, who is now serving 30...

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  • Pacific Rim ministers meet in Hanoi, seek to revive TPP
Pacific Rim ministers meet in Hanoi, seek to revive TPP

Almost all the other 20 members of Apec had requested bilateral meetings, U.S. officials said. Trump has also said he plans to renegotiate some bilateral trade deals with Asian nations including South Korea. Australia, Japan and other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have agreed to pursue their trade deal without the United States. ...

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  • Car runs into London Bridge pedestrians; multiple injuries
Car runs into London Bridge pedestrians; multiple injuries

Earlier right after the attack Trump also tweeted that "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough". Trump also used the incident to promote his proposed travel ban, which has been blocked by federal courts. Metropolitan police tweeted at 11:44pm tonight that officers were on the scene. They did not say if officers fired the shots. London's tran...

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  • Putin: US hackers could have framed Russian Federation
Putin: US hackers could have framed Russian Federation

He wouldn't lie. I mean, if we can't trust Putin, who can we trust? "Was it so important who leaked it?" he said. Putin said on Friday during a panel discussion at St. Excerpts released Thursday from "The Putin Interviews" show the strongman president chatting from behind the wheel of a auto, in the Kremlin and a country estate as the maverick t...

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  • MBA for mom who went to all classes with quadriplegic son
MBA for mom who went to all classes with quadriplegic son

Judy O'Connor , a retired elementary school teacher, pushed her son Marty in his wheelchair for him to receive his degree during commencement Saturday at Chapman University in the Los Angeles suburb of Orange. While he was attending physical therapy five times per week, he set a goal of completing graduate school and was awarded a $10,000 ann...

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  • NSA to Jimmy Carter Zbigniew Brzezinski passes away
NSA to Jimmy Carter Zbigniew Brzezinski passes away

But to normal people around the world, Brzezinsky was more known as a deranged person whose rabid anti-Russian rhetoric persisted for 50 years. He was a leading force behind the failed USA commando mission to rescue the hostages, after which he resigned.

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  • Former Congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case with teen
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case with teen

The British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mail first reported on the explicit texts that prompted the criminal case, based on images and descriptions provided by the teenage girl in North Carolina. Weiner declined to speak to reporters as he left the courthouse. Weiner's lawyer, Arlo Devlin Brown, didn't immediately return a message Friday.

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  • Still no sign of second missing Didion employee after plant explosion
Still no sign of second missing Didion employee after plant explosion

OSHA hasn't cited the plant for anything since. Another body was recovered the next day, Thursday, June 1. In 2008, Didion Ethanol completed construction on a 40 million gallon-per-year ethanol plant, which is able to use the byproduct of the corn milling process to create ethanol more efficiently.

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  • Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director
Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director

Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey on May 9. Trump also met with three other candidates: Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe , former senior FBI official Richard McFeely and former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating. He also disputed the administration's characterisation of the investigation into potential coordination between Russian Fed...

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  • Republicans Are So Screwed: 84% Of Americans Want Medicaid Expansion To Continue
Republicans Are So Screwed: 84% Of Americans Want Medicaid Expansion To Continue

Like what you're reading? While there is consensus that more reform is needed to improve value in the USA health care system, there is less agreement on the mechanisms for achieving that broad aim. "I'm not sure I'd put a bet on it", Sen. Forward-looking statements are based on our current assumptions, expectations and beliefs are generally ident...

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  • Shootout at Texas vehicle dealership leaves 3 dead
Shootout at Texas vehicle dealership leaves 3 dead

A woman at the dealership called 911 while hiding in the bathroom. "Please hurry", she told the 911 dispatcher. Hutchinson had failed to appear at court hearings in Minnesota. The bounty hunters should have notified local law enforcement, he says, if they were planning to move on a fugitive with an aggravated felony. "He was just really shady...

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  • After deleting prior tweet, Trump asks world to find out 'covfefe' meaning
After deleting prior tweet, Trump asks world to find out 'covfefe' meaning

On May 31, President Trump took to Twitter to discuss only what we can assume was something about "fake news", but instead he created a new word thanks to a sleepy typo. He blew past follow-up questions about the meaning of covfefe . "It has everything: Russian entanglements, spray tans, creepy handshakes, surprise trade wars".

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  • Turkey recalls diplomat over clashes during Erdogan's US visit
Turkey recalls diplomat over clashes during Erdogan's US visit

The State Department, Secret Service, and D.C. Police are all investigating the attack by Turkish personnel against protesters which took place on American soil last week, a State Department official said on Monday. Turkey's first three presidents, including republic founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk , belonged to a political party. The bodyguard...

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  • Trump aide says 'small group' gets Trump tweet
Trump aide says 'small group' gets Trump tweet

Spicer's response marked the first time a Trump surrogate has answered a Russia-related question by referring it to lawyers. "You have to ask, well, who are they hiding the conversation from?" he said on ABC.Kushner initially had come to the attention of FBI investigators a year ago as they began scrutinizing former national security adviser Mi...

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  • National Doughnut Day: Free doughnuts at Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts
National Doughnut Day: Free doughnuts at Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts

The entire operation was a huge morale boost for those serving overseas. Krispy Kreme: You can get any doughnut of your choice for free from Krispy Kreme . Entenmann's: Forget doughnut day...how about free doughnuts for a whole year? Go here to learn more and find participating shops. "We will also be visiting the fire department and po...

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  • Gray helps Rice remain in NCAAs with 13-6 win over TSU
Gray helps Rice remain in NCAAs with 13-6 win over TSU

But Watson atoned with a three run homer following a Michael Papierski RBI single to give LSU a 4-3 lead after two. On the other hand, the team that loses will have to play an elimination game versus the victor of Rice versus Texas Southern , a game that will be played before LSU vs.

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