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Missouri River levees losing flood battle

Missouri River levees losing flood battle Sign up for the online chat with Air Force Deputy CIO Bill Marion II on May 9, at 10 a.m. (EDT). Missouri is among several states in the central USA where risky floods have occurred. The 14.5-mile closure is an inconvenience for barges. But Kneuvean says as heavy rain continues to threaten south of the metro, Urich and South Grand River face the greatest risk. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia

His firing of Comey and the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his election campaign's ties to Russian Federation past year have raised the question of whether he tried to squelch a probe into the alleged Russian Federation connection. [Full Article...]

Interviews well underway for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director to replace Comey

Interviews well underway for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director to replace Comey The position of the FBI director was vacated Tuesday after Trump fired Comey, which has sent shockwaves through Washington as critics say the move was an attempt to undermine an ongoing FBI investigation into alledged ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, an accusation the White House denied. [Full Article...]

Passenger reportedly tried to break into cockpit on American Airlines flight

About halfway through the six-hour flight, the Basdens saw the same man, holding his laptop, with something over his head, which they thought was a towel or a blanket. Among the first to board were first class passengers Mark and Donna Basden, who found a laptop computer in a seat pocket in front of them. The man did not fight with the other passengers and left a black laptop he had been clutchi... [Full Article...]

Notre Dame students plan walkout during Pence speech

But Bryan Ricketts, one of the We StaND For student organizers, said "it's a very legitimate thing for people to be scared" of the vice president. Pence received his bachelor's degree from Indiana's Hanover College and attended Indiana University School of Law. [Full Article...]

Trump hopeful as interviews continue for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump hopeful as interviews continue for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director Lawmakers from both parties reprimanded Trump's actions, which included shifting explanations from the White House for Comey's dismissal and an ominous tweet by Trump that warned Comey against leaks to the press because he may have "tapes" of their conversations. [Full Article...]

House Hasn't Sent GOP Health Care Bill to Senate

House Hasn't Sent GOP Health Care Bill to Senate Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, co-chair of the House Resources Committee. "We are a good solid 10 days behind where I thought we would be", said Denning Wednesday. The Senate is planning to spend more money - by beefing up the financial assistance for people to buy private insurance and by more slowly phasing out Obamacare's Medicaid expansion - and any of those new costs will have to be offset. [Full Article...]

Salem congressman responds to President Trump's 'witch hunt' tweet

President Trump on Friday sought to raise campaign money off his characterization of a probe into possible collusion with Russian Federation as a "witch hunt" - the latest in a series of attempts to parlay his political troubles into cash. Trump said in a tweet. That's what it means to people. The Trump administration is facing growing calls to respond forcefully to violence on American soil by ... [Full Article...]


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