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Garland's name began to surface as a possible replacement last week when GOP Sen. The source would not comment on whether Garland had been approached about becoming Federal Bureau of Investigation director. The high court vacancy was filled last month by Neil Gorsuch. Senate Republicans insisted at the time that the next president should replace Scalia.
  • Starbucks software glitch takes some stores offline

    Starbucks software glitch takes some stores offline

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    A statement from Starbucks obtained by CNBC said the company worked overnight Monday to install a "technology update" at store registers in the USA and Canada. According to a local NBC news affiliate, baristas at some locations told customers that Starbucks may have been a victim of a cyber attack. This isn't the first time in recent months that Starbucks has struggled with its payments technology.
  • Video shows security guard attacked by man she was trying to help

    Video shows security guard attacked by man she was trying to help

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    Just before 2am on Sunday (May 14), the video shows a man walking down the street and eventually sitting down outside Zoa Stigler's building. According to Stigler, she found the unidentified man almost passed out and vomiting in front of the complex around 2 a.m., and when she asked him and his friends to move along, he allegedly punched her in the face without warning.
  • Religious Groups Divided Over Trump's Executive Order

    Religious Groups Divided Over Trump's Executive Order

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    President Donald Trump signed a highly anticipated executive order on religious liberty in front of faith leaders at the White House Rose Garden on the National Day of Prayer on Thursday. The executive order promises that the executive branch of the federal government will honor and enforce all existing protections for religious liberty.
  • Utah Boy Scouts of America reacts to announcement by LDS Church

    Utah Boy Scouts of America reacts to announcement by LDS Church

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    The LDS Church will shift its focus from scouting for boys ages 14 to 18 to the church's young men program beginning January 1, 2018. Thousands of Mormons are leaving the Boy Scouts of America in order to create their own program. Brother Dahlquist, former Young Men general president (2004-2009), said chartering organizations such as the Church can choose which Scouting programs to utilize.
  • Trump urges graduates to learn 'lesson from his outsider status'

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    As for Mr. Trump's comments about "tapes" of Comey, Mr. Trump said "I can't talk about that". President Donald Trump delivers keynote address during the commencement at Liberty University . But the president received a warm reception Saturday. Falwell and numerous graduates appeared pleased enough. He also enumerated some of the schools that the university's football team will have to compete with in 2018.
  • 3 buildings involved in jet crash, 2 damaged

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    A man can be seen running across a parking lot toward the crash site as thick, black smoke spews into the air. FAA said the flight departed from the Philadelphia International Airport and was heading to Teterboro, which is just west of New York City.
  • Israel urges US to transfer embassy to Jerusalem

    Israel urges US to transfer embassy to Jerusalem

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    Friedman arrived Monday and immediately visited the Western Wall, praying there and kissing the sacred site. "We believe Israel is willing, we believe you're willing, and if you both are willing, we're going to make a deal", he said at a joint press conference with Abbas.
  • Trump may pick new Federal Bureau of Investigation director within a week

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    In comments Friday to MSNBC, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he did not know whether there was any collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russian Federation. "If shown that Trump removed Comey to avoid being investigated?" A felony obstruction of justice criminalizes a wide range of activities. "We could pick up a lot of seats, especially if it all keeps going like it's going now", the president said.
  • Ex-congresswoman may spend rest of life in prison for fraud

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    Brown, known as a talkative politician who does not shy away from the media, stayed silent as she left the courthouse on Thursday. Brown's sentencing, which could include years of jail time. Brown was well known in Jacksonville for being outspoken on behalf of her city, minorities, and the poor. Prosecutors argued at trial that Brown used money from the fund for lavish vacations, parties and shopping sprees.
  • Syria is burning bodies to hide proof of mass killings

    Syria is burning bodies to hide proof of mass killings

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    Jones added that "these atrocities have been carried out seemingly with the unconditional support from Russian Federation and Iran", later clarifying that he wasn't saying either country has participated in the activities at the crematorium.