• The Note: The White House staff shakeup begins
The Note: The White House staff shakeup begins

U.S. President Donald Trump's communications director, Mike Dubke , is set to leave after three months in his White House post , White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Tuesday. US officials recently said Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secre...

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  • Wide Accident Figures Released from Memorial Day Weekend
Wide Accident Figures Released from Memorial Day Weekend

The Georgia Department of Public Safety said 18 people died across the state while Alabama Law Enforcement Agency recorded four traffic deaths. Four fatal crashes involved drivers who were not wearing seat belts. Virginia State Police also participated in Operation C.A.R.E. The period ran from 6 a.m. Friday, May 26 to midnight Monday, May 29. In ...

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  • 16-year-old girl charged with fatally stabbing Uber driver
16-year-old girl charged with fatally stabbing Uber driver

Wasni has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder. The Latest on charges filed against teenager in death of Uber driver. She was driven to a train station in Des Plaines . Police found Grant Nelson's gray 2015 Hyundai Sonata on Lincoln Avenue just north of Touhy Tuesday morning. Cunningham said he got out of the auto and was heard ba...

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  • Portland stabbings: Suspect bragged about attack in patrol auto, police say
Portland stabbings: Suspect bragged about attack in patrol auto, police say

Crowley at the Multnomah Justice Center in Portland Paul G. Crowley at the Multnomah Justice Center in Portland. Christian is due back in court on 7 June. "I go to reach out, to start pulling apart, and then I see that there's just blood everywhere", Robinson told CNN affiliate KATU. Several passengers chased after the suspect and called ...

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  • White House Communications Director Mike Dubke is out
White House Communications Director Mike Dubke is out

Dubke, a longtime Republican strategist, joined the Trump White House in mid-February after the administration's sluggish start. Dubke founded Crossroads Media, a GOP firm that specialises in political advertising. When Spicer was asked by CNN reporter Jim Acosta Tuesday to cite an example of fake news, the press secretary said the suggestion by th...

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  • Homelessness in LA County spikes 23 percent
Homelessness in LA County spikes 23 percent

When L.A. entered the pledge to end veteran homelessness in 2014, the county tallied about 4,000. The Antelope Valley (50 percent rise) and eastern Los Angeles County (50 percent rise) saw the biggest bumps. Some 550,918 households in L.A. County spend more than half their income on rent. Is there help on the way? The number of homeless i...

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  • Driver Richard Rojas Was 'High On Synthetic Marijuana Spice — Times Square Crash
Driver Richard Rojas Was 'High On Synthetic Marijuana Spice — Times Square Crash

Rojas, who lives with his mother in New York City's Bronx borough, had been arrested twice for drunken driving, in 2008 and 2015, and once this month on a charge of menacing for threatening another man with a knife, police said . The driver said he did not hear that but was told that later by investigating officers. PCP, or phencyclidine, ...

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  • Departure of communications aide could be first in Trump shake-up
Departure of communications aide could be first in Trump shake-up

White House press secretary Sean Spicer says Trump will meet with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on June 9 for "a working visit". "While the press secretary generally fielded questions during the daily press briefing, the bulk of the day-to-day incoming questions unrelated to the other business of government all went to a separate communi...

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  • President Trump's Son-in-Law Pushes Back Report Alleging Back-Channel with Russia
President Trump's Son-in-Law Pushes Back Report Alleging Back-Channel with Russia

Trump tweeted this morning, as White House officials once more jabbed at the news media for using anonymous sources. Trump plans to bring in new aides to the White House, adding experienced political professionals including a former campaign manager, according to administration officials and people close to the president.

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  • Trump has fairly 'unbelievable relationship' with Merkel: WH
Trump has fairly 'unbelievable relationship' with Merkel: WH

This will change", Trump tweeted . Spicer said that Trump feels he and Merkel have a "fairly unbelievable" relationship. "Europe must take its fate into its own hands". Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni welcomes Donald Trump at the weekend's G7 meet. The White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, while addressing the reporters, said that Tr...

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  • Dubke resigns as White House communications director
Dubke resigns as White House communications director

A wider overhaul is expected, aimed at more aggressively responding to allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and revelations of possible ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow. Moscow has denied U.S. intelligence agencies' conclusion that it meddled in the campaign to try to tilt the election in Trump's favour. The intent was...

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  • Trump lashes out at Germany over trade, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
Trump lashes out at Germany over trade, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

The decades-old US-Germany relationship appears to have taken a dip under Trump administration . Perhaps in response, Donald Trump launched a fresh Twitter tirade this morning against Germany, accusing the country (again) of not paying its fair share of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation contributions and of running a "MASSIVE" trade deficit...

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  • Nearly Half Of Trump's Twitter Followers Seem To Be Phony
Nearly Half Of Trump's Twitter Followers Seem To Be Phony

Very few of Trump's new followers have ever tweeted, and most don't have a photo. Twitteraudit says that the last time his account was audited, four months and one week ago, or shortly after Trump took office, 79 percent of Obama's followers were human and 21 percent appeared to be bots.

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  • Spicer says Trump, Merkel 'get along very well'
Spicer says Trump, Merkel 'get along very well'

Soon afterward, he tweeted: "Russian officials must be laughing at the USA & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News ". At the time of Mr Dubke's appointment, U.S. media reported internal discontent among the Trump camp that Mr Dubke had won the top job. White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway told...

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  • Trump's Communications Director Mike Dubke Set to Leave White House
Trump's Communications Director Mike Dubke Set to Leave White House

According to advisers, however, Trump is finding it challenging to recruit new aides as he considers casting off old ones. A White House spokeswoman told Politico that the Russian Federation controversy has had no impact on hiring, adding that the president is tapping individuals "of the highest quality".

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  • Massive fuel tanker fire closes I-25 near Belleview & Orchard
Massive fuel tanker fire closes I-25 near Belleview & Orchard

That person's injuries weren't immediately clear. The E, F, and R lines are shut down between Dry Creek and Belleview stations. Flames shooting from a fuel tanker shut down Interstate 25 in Denver Tuesday afternoon. showed little sign of letting up. Northbound and southbound lanes were closed as of 12 p.m. today. "As you saw the flames continue...

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  • NYPD sergeant who killed mentally ill woman is arrested
NYPD sergeant who killed mentally ill woman is arrested

After a more than six-month investigation, NYPD Sergeant Hugh Barry was arrested on Wednesday and has been indicted on charges of second-degree murder, first- and second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, the New York Times reported.

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  • Mike Dubke, White House Communications Director, Resigns After 3 Months on Job
Mike Dubke, White House Communications Director, Resigns After 3 Months on Job

A top communications aide to President Donald Trump has resigned , in what many inside and outside the White House see as the first shoe to drop before a wider overhaul. It would mark a return to the campaign tactics that won Mr Trump the presidency - where every stumble or controversy was countered aggressively, political decorum and traditio...

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  • Transgender student at Wisconsin high school wins appeal
Transgender student at Wisconsin high school wins appeal

He chose the former. The appellate opinion lauds Whitaker as an excellent student who is involved in several extracurricular activities including theater and tennis. That simple but powerful affirmation has clearly resonated with Whitaker , who spoke with noticeable excitement in his voice and a keen recognition of his place in the ongoing, ...

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  • Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurance
Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurance

Trump won support from GOP leaders. Although the group had concerns with the administration's failure to address Medicare or Social Security reform in the budget , the group praised the boost in military funding. Trump's balanced-budget goal depends not only on 3 percent growth projections that most economists view as overly optimistic but als...

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