• Jury for Cosby trial includes two blacks
Jury for Cosby trial includes two blacks

The charge came after the Montgomery County district attorney's office used one of its seven peremptory challenges to remove a black woman with a scandal in her past. Wes Oliver, criminal justice program director at Duquesne University, said the defense might later try to use that decision as grounds for appeal, if Cosby is convicted.

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  • Spicer refers Russia questions to Trump's outside attorney
Spicer refers Russia questions to Trump's outside attorney

Associates have said Comey wrote memos describing certain interactions with Trump that gave him pause in the months after the election, including details of a dinner in which he claimed the president asked him to pledge his loyalty, and a request to shut down the investigation of Flynn.

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  • Comey to confirm Trump pressured him on Flynn investigation
Comey to confirm Trump pressured him on Flynn investigation

Mike Conaway and Adam Schiff , the top committee Republican and Democrat overseeing the House investigation, said in a joint statement. Comey is expected to be asked about several conversations he had with the president, including one in which he says Trump encouraged him to stop investigating his former national security adviser, Michael T...

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  • Finals of National Spelling Bee begin with 40 elite spellers
Finals of National Spelling Bee begin with 40 elite spellers

Brendan, who attends St. Lawrence School, in March won the Macomb Daily Regional Spelling Bee at Macomb Community College in Clinton Township. Her advice for other kids following in her footsteps is this. Many also speak or study 38 different languages, including Bengali, Filipino, Mandarin, Korean, Urdu and American Sign Language. California is ...

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  • Trump To Pull US Out Of Paris Climate Agreement
Trump To Pull US Out Of Paris Climate Agreement

A person familiar with Trump's thinking said the President was convinced he needed to withdraw from the pact, and there was little chance of talking his out of it. A historic mistake. The world is moving forward together on climate change. "This is bigger than one person, one president", Kerry said. "If we don't act swiftly and boldly, the huge...

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  • Dunkin' Donuts Offering Free Donuts For National Donut Day
Dunkin' Donuts Offering Free Donuts For National Donut Day

Tomorrow, June 2, is the day to honor this sweet creation. The Salvation Army say doughnuts were started by the Lassies of The Salvation Army in the trenches of France during WWI as a treat for the soldiers. The first celebrated Donut Day was in 1938 in Chicago as a fundraiser during the Great Depression. If they don't they may be running awe...

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  • Novi speller is finalist in national bee
Novi speller is finalist in national bee

As the prize awaits, the finalists in the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee take their seats in Oxon Hill, Md ., Thursday, June 1, 2017. It boiled down to the points the seventh grader earned in the competition. The Spelling Bee continues Thursday, the final round taking place Thursday night. What's a word you always spell wrong? Xuan was o...

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  • Explosion at corn milling plant rocks Wisconsin town
Explosion at corn milling plant rocks Wisconsin town

Several people suffered injuries and were transported by helicopter or ambulance to hospitals, Richards said, while two escaped unharmed and two remained missing. Seventeen employees were in the facility at the time of the explosion. According to OSHA records uncovered by WISCTV News 3 reporter Chris Gothner , Didion Milling had previously...

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  • Portland mayor aims to nix free-speech rally, fears 'hatred'
Portland mayor aims to nix free-speech rally, fears 'hatred'

The ACLU of OR, in a tweet on Monday, said: "The government can not revoke OR deny a permit based on the viewpoint of the demonstrators". Two men were killed and another seriously injured when they attempted to stop another man from berating two teenage girls with racist and anti-Muslim language.

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  • Portland mayor calls for cancellation of 'alt-right' rallies
Portland mayor calls for cancellation of 'alt-right' rallies

Mayor Ted Wheeler has asked the organizers to cancel the events voluntarily while also urging the federal government to block the protests. The American Civil Liberties Union of OR criticized the mayor's attempts to shut down both rallies, saying the government can't revoke OR deny a permit based on the demonstrators' views.

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  • 'You've no safe place', Portland white supremacist tells court
'You've no safe place', Portland white supremacist tells court

The man charged in Friday's TriMet stabbings made his court appearance Tuesday. A police auto video after his arrest shows Christian bragging, "I just stabbed a bunch of (expletive) in their neck". "I don't care if you are ISIS", and "Free speech or die", among other things. In Oregon, aggravated murder is punishable by execution, but the s...

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  • Trump To Announce Decision On Paris Climate Accord
Trump To Announce Decision On Paris Climate Accord

Trump tweeted Wednesday that he will announce his decision on the Paris deal "over the next few days" as he faces intense pressure from the deal's supporters and detractors. Such an assertion stands in defiance of broad scientific consensus. But Trump's chief White House economic adviser, Gary Cohn, told reporters during the trip oversea...

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  • Speller from Gray is ideal in early rounds at national spelling bee
Speller from Gray is ideal in early rounds at national spelling bee

Virgin Islands and the Department of Defense Schools in Europe. On Tuesday, Google Trends tweeted a map showing " America's Most Misspelled Words ". "It's kind of nerve wracking, but it's just between me and the pronouncer so I kind of just ignore the audience and just focus on my words", said Vinay.

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  • Report details Texans WR Mumphery punishment at Michigan St
Report details Texans WR Mumphery punishment at Michigan St

Houston Texans receiver Keith Mumphery was expelled from Michigan State and banned from the school's campus last summer, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday. He is not allowed to visit campus or use University facilities through December 31, 2018. The police report also indicates that there were conflicting stories on who was the aggresso...

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  • Senate debates $11.8 billion state budget
Senate debates $11.8 billion state budget

The Senate, however, has invoked the so-called "nuclear option" in the past to get certain nominations - most recently of note Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch - through the Senate by a simple majority vote , but there is now no method for doing so with legislation.

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  • UM reveals kickoffs for 5 games; Ohio State at noon
UM reveals kickoffs for 5 games; Ohio State at noon

The networks for both the IN and Rutgers games will be made a later date. A screencap was revealed by a Toledo Fox television reporter at the time. For Rutgers fans more concerned with the home schedule than the opponents, the season will open at 8 p.m.

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  • Flynn subpoenaed by House Intelligence Committee
Flynn subpoenaed by House Intelligence Committee

Three of the subpoenas sought to uncover information related to the unmasking of Trump associates in classified information, the Wall Street Journal reported. A spokeswoman for Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., said the committee "welcomes the testimony of former director Comey" but declined to comment further. The subpoenas require both Flynn and Coh...

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  • White House says Donald Trump, Germany's Merkel share excellent relations
White House says Donald Trump, Germany's Merkel share excellent relations

In his latest attack on Berlin , Trump tweeted that the USA was running a huge trade deficit with Germany , having previously complained that too many German cars were bought on the US. "The short-sighted policy of the American government is against the interests of the European Union". Trump criticized Germany's trade surplus with the ...

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  • Kids from 6 to 15 savor moments at National Spelling Bee
Kids from 6 to 15 savor moments at National Spelling Bee

After pondering Google's state results, check out the effort taken by 290 youngsters who aren't relying on Google at the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee . Arizona actually fits in with most of the country when it comes to spelling searches for a word six to 10 letters long. In no particular order, here are some other interesting spelling stum...

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  • 4th Circuit Upholds Injunction of Trump's Muslim Ban
4th Circuit Upholds Injunction of Trump's Muslim Ban

On May 15, the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments on the travel ban in a similar appeal from the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. The six countries affected would be Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Chief Judge Roger Gregory and Judges Diana Motz, Robert King, Albert Diaz, Henry Floyd, Pamela Harris, William Traxler Jr.,...

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