• Graham: Russia investigation now a criminal one

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    At his March confirmation hearing for the job of deputy attorney general, Rosenstein refused to commit to the appointment of a special counsel to oversee an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, saying he was aware of no requirement to recuse himself and had no first-hand knowledge of the probe anyway.
  • Storms produce weak tornadoes in SE Minnesota, W Wisconsin

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    Storms will fire up along the Nebraska / Kansas border in the early afternoon hours and move to the northeast. The storms that are passing south of our viewing area are showing high winds and heavy downpours. In addition to tornadoes, thunderstorms on Wednesday evening will be capable of producing large hail and damaging winds. There are flood warnings along the Missouri River from Nebraska City to northwest Missouri.
  • Betsy Devos Gets Booed at Bethune-Cookman Commencement

    Betsy Devos Gets Booed at Bethune-Cookman Commencement

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    Jackson, a black Republican, defended inviting DeVos to the university and said the school supported students' rights to speak out. At that point in her speech, the booing was so disruptive that University President Edison Jackson stepped forward and spoke to the crowd.
  • Trump again suggests ending daily White House briefing, won't commit to Spicer

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    Trump is considering almost a dozen candidates to succeed Comey. Later, Trump again shifted his rhetoric, saying that he had already chose to fire Comey before he got Rosenstein's memo. Comey declined, instead offering honesty. Trump's tweet on the China deal followed the administration's Thursday-evening announcement saying it had agreed with Beijing on improving the China-market access of US beef producers, electronic-payments providers and natural-gas exporters, among others.
  • Trump says, speaking for himself, there was no collusion with Russia

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    There is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can only speak for myself and the Russians. Trump will hold a joint news conference this afternoon with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the White House's East Room, where aides are preparing for a series of questions about the investigation into his administration and his firing of FBI Director James Comey.
  • Severe weather batters through Wisconsin, Oklahoma

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    The governor told reporters it was "nothing short of a miracle" that more people weren't hurt. The spotter said in the report, "trailer homes were hit and walls were on top of people". Empty lots are where mobile homes once stood. Personal belongings are strewn throughout the community. Rice Lake and Chetek sirens blared at 5:30 p.m.
  • Derby winner Always Dreaming gets 4th post for Preakness

    Derby winner Always Dreaming gets 4th post for Preakness

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    Always Dreaming will have to run as well as he has in winning his first four races this year, if not better, and we know it. The smaller field hopefully will produce a cleaner race than the Derby, in which several horses - including Preakness runners Classic Empire and Hence - were compromised.
  • Trump Says He Never Asked Comey to Close Flynn Probe

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    Trump said later, however, that he had been thinking about "this Russian Federation thing" when he fired Comey, whom he called a "showboat" and a "grandstander" in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt last Thursday. "So poor, in fact, that I believe...that's why the deputy attorney general went out and wrote his very, very strong letter". However, Trump told NBC News last week that he would have fired Comey "regardless" of what the Justice Department said.
  • Week recognizes fallen officers

    Week recognizes fallen officers

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    The president also spoke directly to children of fallen law enforcement officials, throwing a hat to Micah Glasser the six year old son of slain Phoenix police officer David Glasser. You are the thin blue line between civilization and chaos. Almost 200 Dallas officers flew to Washington for the National Police Week events, including the Monday memorial service, which brought 40,000 people outside the U.S.
  • Alice Cooper adds heartfelt message to Chris Cornell tributes

    Alice Cooper adds heartfelt message to Chris Cornell tributes

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    Cornell performed solo after Soundgarden broke up two years later. Telling the audience that he could never sing like Chris, he encouraged the crowd to join in and sing with him if they knew the words. Soundgarden formed in Seattle in 1984 and shot to stardom with their 1994 album, Superunknown . Their most popular songs, "Black Hole Sun" and "Spoonman", both won Grammys.
  • Chris Cornell Dies: Soundgarden & Audioslave Frontman Was 52

    Chris Cornell Dies: Soundgarden & Audioslave Frontman Was 52

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    The 52-year-old star, who also fronted Audioslave, was found dead in a Detroit hotel room following a Soundgarden concert at the Fox Theatre in the city. Cornell, 52, was in Detroit performing with Soundgarden , which had embarked on a US tour in April, CNN reports. Soundgarden broke up in 1997 and Cornell in 2001 joined members of Rage Against The Machine to form Audioslave , which earned acclaim with its self-titled album.