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The statue was dedicated in 1911. The New Orleans monument that was taken down has been the subject of frequent vandalism in past years. News of Jeff Davis coming down spread quickly Wednesday evening after the principal of Morris Jeff Community School sent a letter to parents asking them to drop their children off at a different entrance due to the removal of the monument.
  • Police shooting of teen in Texas draws federal probe, official says

    Police shooting of teen in Texas draws federal probe, official says

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    The new Justice Department investigation seems to contradict Attorney General Jeff Sessions' call to " pull back " on oversight of police departments charged with civil rights abuses. However, conclusions are hard to draw because each case is so different and prosecutions of officers are rare. "They have a dead child, they have the identity of the shooter, and they have no explanation for the shooting", he said.
  • President Trump: I Was Going to Fire James Comey 'Regardless of Recommendations'

    President Trump: I Was Going to Fire James Comey 'Regardless of Recommendations'

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    The FBI has been in turmoil. Holt asked during a 31-minute interview Thursday at the White House, a segment of which aired Friday on TODAY . "I think when you become president, it's very special when you're in the White House". "I was going to fire Comey". Trump also doubled down on his denials of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. "We want it to come to its conclusion with integrity", Ms Sanders later added .
  • U.S. warns 'third country sanctions' on North Korea

    U.S. warns 'third country sanctions' on North Korea

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    The United States and Southeast Asian nations agreed Thursday on the need for full implementation of U.N. Security Council sanctions on North Korea, the State Department said. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had warned the United States against using firepower against Pyongyang, and on Wednesday urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to play a bigger role in defusing tensions.
  • N.Korea demands handover of suspects in assassination plot

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    The Prime Minister called Moon Jae-in to congratulate him on his election victory and to discuss the crisis around North Korea's nuclear weapons test programme. Park, who also served as co-chairman of Moon's presidential campaign team, is expected to meet Chinese officials on the sidelines of the forum to discuss the ways to fix relations, the official told Yonhap.
  • United States committed to strengthening ties with Asean: Tillerson

    United States committed to strengthening ties with Asean: Tillerson

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    Tillerson delivered the message - aimed at China, which has reclaimed thousands of acres of land in the South China Sea in recent years - during a lunch Thursday with ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Washington . Singapore's foreign minister, Vivian Balakrishnan, said sanctions would have to be fully implemented, but North Korea's presence in his country is already minimal.
  • Obama Library Designs Unveiled

    Obama Library Designs Unveiled

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    Obama fielded questions from residents at a forum near the site, delving into nitty gritty details of traffic patterns, green space and job creation, while avoiding any mention of his successor in the White House. The Obama Foundation worked alongside local institutions the Museum of Science and Industry, the DuSable Museum, the University of Chicago on the development.
  • Middle school teacher arrested, accused of sexual conduct with 15-year-old

    Middle school teacher arrested, accused of sexual conduct with 15-year-old

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    On Monday, Krohnfeldt was placed on administrative leave after a school resource officer received a tip that the veteran educator had a tryst with a former student, who was now in high school. This investigation is in its infancy and the known facts are very limited. She had taught social studies, English language arts and reading intervention told a report via Arvada Press .
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation chief 'nauseous' that he may have skewed vote

    Federal Bureau of Investigation chief 'nauseous' that he may have skewed vote

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    In reference to the October 28 letter, Comey said that "when the Anthony Weiner thing landed on me", he had a choice between speaking up or engaging in "catastrophic concealment". President Trump tweeted that Comey "gave her a free pass for her many bad deeds". FBI Director James Comey is probing potential leaks within the bureau to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
  • Senators Reject Effort To Roll Back Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rule

    Senators Reject Effort To Roll Back Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rule

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    On May 9, President Donald Trump dismissed Comey from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In the weeks leading up to Wednesday's vote , a handful of Republican Senators were on the fence about withholding or repealing the regulation. Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) also joined the democrats. The Republican-controlled Senate appeared set to follow suit after the OH congressman Rob Portman, considered a swing voter, said the rule "would have hurt our economy and cost ...
  • Charges coming for Amtrak operator in deadly derailment

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    In a hearing with families of those involved in that crash, Judge Marsha Neifield ordered that Brandon Bostian, who drove the train at speeds of up to 106 miles per hour - almost twice the posted limit - in the lead up to the fatal crash on May 12, 2015, be charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment.
  • Senate Intel Leaders Defend Comey From Trump's Attacks

    Senate Intel Leaders Defend Comey From Trump's Attacks

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    Republican leaders brushed off the idea as unnecessary. The White House has told reporters that Rosenstein put his recommendations in writing after meeting with Trump on Monday. In defending the decision, officials leaned heavily on a memo from Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, criticizing Comey's handling of the Clinton investigation.