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Obama's center is forecast to cost more than $500 million to create and should open in 2020 or 2021, according to CBS Chicago . The public is getting a first look at plans for the Obama Presidential Center at an event on Chicago's South Side where the former president is expected to speak.
  • Niece of France's Le Pen quits politics for now

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    Le Figaro reported that the 27-year-old, who is one of only two National Front lawmakers in the outgoing parliament and one of the best known figures in the party, had made a decision to stand down for personal reasons. Overall, forecasts suggest Mr Macron secured around 65 per cent of votes to Ms Le Pen's 35 per cent. The upheavals in rival parties could strengthen Macron's fledgling "Republic on the Move" movement as it fights its first legislative election in June, aiming to deliver him ...
  • Besty DeVos HBCU commencement speech

    Besty DeVos HBCU commencement speech

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    HBCUs "are living proof that when more options are provided to students, they are afforded greater access and greater quality", she said. Within hours of the announcement at the start of this month, the school in Daytona Beach, Fla ., began actively defended its decision to invite DeVos.
  • Tens of thousands - and Leo DiCaprio - join Washington march for climate

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    Participants Saturday said they object to Trump's rollback of restrictions on mining, oil drilling and greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants, among other things. Any marchers who used their phones to look at the EPA climate change website would have been greeted with a message from the new administration: " This page is being updated".
  • Kurdish supporters hail Donald Trump after key arms decision

    Kurdish supporters hail Donald Trump after key arms decision

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    In March, the USA deployed troops to Manbij, Syria, to act as a buffer between feuding Turkish and Kurdish forces. The U.S. sees the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, as its most effective battlefield partner against IS in northern and eastern Syria.
  • Prosecutor details Alton Sterling investigation

    Prosecutor details Alton Sterling investigation

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    He said he's very disappointed with the Justice Department's decision to not file charges against the officers. On Tuesday, rumors circulated that the Department of Justice had concluded its investigation into the case and were not planning to charge either officer due to lack of evidence.
  • James Comey asked to testify before Senate panel

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    We know with certainty that the FBI is investigating possible Russian coordination with Trump campaign associates. But a Justice Department official says senior leaders are interviewing additional candidates who could do the job until a permanent replacement for Comey is named and confirmed by the Senate.
  • Schumer Calls for Special Prosecutor and a Closed, All-Senate Q&A Session

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    In his letter to Comey, Trump thanked him for telling him three times "that I am not under investigation". Democrats also continued to hammer President Donald Trump's decision on Comey. "Already got his clearances", he said . In just a hint of the blowback, Republicans are breaking ranks and joining Democrats in calls for a special prosecutor -- outside the Trump administration's chain of command -- take over the criminal inquiry.
  • Donald Trump to nudge courts rightward with slate of appeals nominees

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    He must not be allowed to fill critical circuit court vacancies with ultra-conservative, right-wing judges in the same vein as his pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. Damien Schiff , a senior attorney at the conservative Pacific Legal Foundation, for the Court of Federal Claims. A federal court of appeals has recently cited that language in rejecting a similar argument by the Trump administration in favor of its immigration ban.
  • Warriors sweep Jazz, advance to Western Conference Finals

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    Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green recently stated that the Cleveland Cavaliers were playing "boring" games in the playoffs and that he wasn't that interested in watching them. Golden State is already just one win away from ending the Utah Jazz' season. Although San Antonio would potentially have two of the final three games on its home floor, Spurs venerable guard Manu Ginobili said the team needed to treat Tuesday's contest like it was a Game 7 , not a Game 5 .
  • Sean Spicer: Trump will not announce Paris climate decision until after G7

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    The Paris agreement will be discussed at an upcoming summit in Taormina, Italy on May 26-27. Ivanka Trump has said she'll focus partially on climate change in her White House role, and helped set up a meeting during the transition period between her father and former Vice President Al Gore, an outspoken climate activist.