• Trump visits graves of casualties of recent wars

    Trump visits graves of casualties of recent wars

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    And he singled out his homeland security secretary, John Kelly , for whom military sacrifice could not be any closer to home. Mr. Trump paid tribute to America's fallen service members as "angels sent to us by God". The Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom" began in 1987 as a protest demanding a full accounting for American troops listed as missing in action, some who were believed at the time to still be held as prisoners following the Vietnam War.
  • Justices will hear Ohio appeal over purging voter rolls

    Justices will hear Ohio appeal over purging voter rolls

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    Those who do not respond and don't vote over the next four years (including in two more federal elections) are dropped from the list of registered voters. They say the mere exercise of that right should not be the basis for removal from the voter rolls. The challengers say just as a voter has the constitutional right to vote, each one also has the right not to cast a vote.
  • Japan vows action against North Korea's missile test

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    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in response to the test: " North Korea's provocation by ignoring repeated warnings from global society is absolutely unacceptable". U.S. President Donald Trump, in a post on Twitter, portrayed the missile test as an affront to China. Abe said Monday that Tokyo would "never tolerate" Pyongyang's repeated provocations, and vowed to work with Washington to rein in the Kim regime's nuclear and missile ambitions.
  • Memorial Day Ceremony Held at Sprint Pavilion

    Memorial Day Ceremony Held at Sprint Pavilion

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    The Uniform Monday Holiday Act moved Memorial Day from May 30th to the last Monday in May. "Feels good, it really feels good inside, in my heart". "It's just wonderful to see everyone in uniform and have the chance to pay tribute because I don't think we do that enough", said Mariah Payne visiting from Gilbert, Arizona.
  • Cleveland fires 1 officer, suspends 2nd in Tamir Rice shooting

    Cleveland fires 1 officer, suspends 2nd in Tamir Rice shooting

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    Timothy Loehmann , a rookie with the Cleveland Division of Police, shot Tamir Rice , who was playing in a playground with a toy gun that fired pellets. A grand jury refused to file charges against Loehmann and Garmback in December 2015. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty said at the time that the law gives the benefit of the doubt to officers who must make "split-second" decisions when they believe their lives are in danger.
  • Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics

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    Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, according to the Texas Tribune . The Texas House on May 22 backed a Senate bill extending a program that lets high school students who fail a couple of required exams take an alternative route to graduation.
  • Rasmus, Beckman big swings for Rays in 10-8 win over Rangers

    Rasmus, Beckman big swings for Rays in 10-8 win over Rangers

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    Gallo played 19 games in the outfield during his big league debut in 2015. "Really impressive, two impressive wins back-to-back days", manager Kevin Cash said. Joey Gallo crushed his team-leading 16th home run on Monday . "It's nice to see the belief in the dugout that even if you're down a couple late you can get something going".
  • "Bathroom bill" continues to bedevil Texas politics

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    The two chambers adjourned late at night, without any apparent compromise on those issues, which Patrick has said are worth carrying into an overtime round. She was later named as the lead plaintiff in a 2014 class-action lawsuit that claimed the state had criminally neglected some 12,000 children in its long-term foster care system to the point of violating their civil rights.
  • Trump Leads Nation's Remembrance on Memorial Day

    Trump Leads Nation's Remembrance on Memorial Day

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    Jacobs father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, was killed in 2011. Bob Dole, who was severely wounded in action during World War II. "We can only hope every day that we prove worthy, not only of their sacrifice and service but of the sacrifices made by their families and loved ones they left behind".
  • Trump hails heroes at Arlington

    Trump hails heroes at Arlington

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    Donald Trump honored fallen soldiers and their families, who he called "special, special people", at the Arlington National Cemetery during a Memorial Day ceremony Monday. "Every time you see the sun rise over this blessed land, please know your courageous sons and daughters pushed away the knife and delivered for us all that great and glorious dawn", Trump said.