Author: 0 Texas Southern University Cancels Sen. Cornyn's Commencement Speech After Student Opposition

The petition cited Cornyn's votes to confirm two of President Donald Trump's cabinet appointees - Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos . To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. So unless the conference gives Cornyn a waiver to serve longer, the senior senator from Texas will go from the number two Republican in the Senate to just another senator, albeit one with seniority.

National Pupil's plea leads school to ban fad toy fidget spinners
Author: 0 Pupil's plea leads school to ban fad toy fidget spinners

One student said the toy helps her focus. But, there are now many different colors. Fidget spinner backlash is growing at schools across the US. The same fate was true of each box ever since. It's a family affair. In the words of a fellow teacher, "If I hear or see your spinner, it will be spinning time on my desk". Teachers across the nation have taken to the internet with varying opinions on Spinners.

Author: 0 Dana Milbank: Trump can't run from Yates' testimony

The testimony by Yates , who was sacked on January 30 after defying Trump over his contested travel ban, confirmed reports that she had informed the White House early on of the justice department's concerns about Flynn. Also scheduled to testify is former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, who attracted attention for a March television interview in which he said that he had seen no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation at the time he left ...

National Off-duty sheriff's deputy killed in Altamont Pass crash
Author: 0 Off-duty sheriff's deputy killed in Altamont Pass crash

One passenger on the bus suffered minor injuries but was treated on the scene, said CHP spokesman Derek Reed. No additional information was released on the bus driver or what led up to the crash. The official Twitter account of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office posted a photo of Khin on Friday afternoon along with a brief message. Three eastbound lanes of Interstate 580 remain blocked.

National DeVos booed speaking at historically black university
Author: 0 DeVos booed speaking at historically black university

On Wednesday, DeVos was given an honorary doctorate from Bethune-Cookman but her speech was interrupted by booing on a number of occasions. "I want to reaffirm this administration's commitment to and support for (historically black colleges and universities) and the students they serve".

Author: 0 Suspect in killing of Arkansas deputy, 2 others surrenders

The identities of the two females have not been released. Bowden is now in custody and being held at the Conway County jail. "Tonight, we send our deepest sympathies to the family of Lieutenant Kevin Mainhart of the Yell County Sherriff's Department, who was shot and killed in the line of duty earlier today".

Author: 0 Donald Trump dismisses Russia collusion claims as a total hoax

The Intelligence Committee has now followed up with an official subpoena . (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testifing on Capitol Hill in Washington , Monday, May 8, 2017 , before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing: "Russian Interference in the 2016 United States".

National US needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess'
Author: 0 US needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess'

President Donald Trump said the USA government needs a good "shutdown" in September to break the gridlock that's jamming up some of his biggest proposals on spending and taxes. "We didn't go dollar for dollar ..." "If you're in a bipartisan meeting, I think it's very unusual for one group to walk out and start spiking the football and say, 'Hey, we won, we killed the other guys, ' and it certainly doesn't bode very well for future discussions".

National Grassley statement on the termination of FBI Director James Comey
Author: 0 Grassley statement on the termination of FBI Director James Comey

The news comes as the FBI is in the middle of an investigation into the president's associates' ties with Russian Federation. Democrats expressed deep skepticism about the stated reasons for Tuesday's firing, raising the prospect of a White House effort to stymie the investigations by the FBI and congressional panels.

Author: 0 Trump moves to get more conservatives on federal bench

According to the senior administration official, they are Justice Joan Larsen of the Michigan Supreme Court and Justice David Stras of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Louis, Missouri. Two of those selections - Larsen and Stras - were on the president's shortlist of Supreme Court nominees which he released during the campaign.

National What does Trump's order to review national monuments mean?
Author: 0 What does Trump's order to review national monuments mean?

Today, at the Department of the Interior headquarters in Washington, D.C., President Donald J. Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, signed the Antiquities Act Executive Order . The Antiquities Act requires that the protected area be "confined to the smallest area compatible with proper care and management of the objects to be protected".

Author: 0 Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record

Wilkerson's attempt to gain free nuggets had to surpass the most retweeted tweet of all time by Ellen DeGeneres. A teenager in Nevada now has the most retweeted tweet in the world. With Wendy's getting some good publicity, a worthy cause receiving monetary benefit and, most importantly, Carter getting his free nuggs, it looks like a win-win for everyone involved.

Author: 0 ACLU issues 'travel alert' for Texas following SB4

Texas, with the longest border with Mexico of any US state, has been at the forefront of the immigration debate. "Citizens expect law enforcement officers to enforce the law, and citizens deserve lawbreakers to face legal consequences". Under ICE's 287 (g) program, sheriff's office personnel are trained so that people jailed locally and found to be in the country illegally can be held until federal agents decide if deportation is appropriate.

Author: 0 Sessions praises NYPD after 'soft on crime' controversy

In a statement accompanying the letters, the Justice Department specifically called out what it called New York City's "soft on crime" stance as causing an increase in murders. "Contrary to their alternative facts, NY is the safest big city in the country, with crime at record lows in large part because we have policies in place to encourage cooperation between NYPD and immigrant communities", City Hall spokesman Seth Stein said in a statement.

Author: 0 Trump Near 100 Days: Deeply Unpopular, With Staunch Base

Trump's 100th day in office, which is historically considered the point when a newly-elected president's accomplishments can be measured for the first time, will be April 29th. According to the survey results, as many as 73 percent of Americans say it's good that the new president is pressuring companies to keep jobs in the United States.

National Rams and Chargers simultaneous home games already causing traffic concerns
Author: 0 Rams and Chargers simultaneous home games already causing traffic concerns

Similar to the Rams, the Chargers also finish the regular season at home on New Year's Eve, but LA's newest team will likely struggle to create a home environment considering the Oakland Raiders will be coming to town. 13 Seattle Seahawks at Chargers. As the visiting team, the Rams own a one-game advantage over the Cardinals beginning in 1937 with an 18-17-2 road record .

National Fresno shooter gave police detailed account of slayings
Author: 0 Fresno shooter gave police detailed account of slayings

The men were at the wrong place at the wrong time Tuesday. Fresno has used the gunfire detection system called ShotSpotter for about two years. Muhammad then went to a nearby school, "where he hid out by a trash dumpster", Dyer said. Police said a man fatally shot three people Tuesday in Fresno, California, in less than two minutes in what authorities are calling a hate crime. Gassett's ex-wife Lisa Gassett told The Fresno Bee that he had faced hard times but had been working to ...

Author: 0 Ann Coulter vows to speak at Berkeley despite cancellation

In a letter to Berkeley College Republicans, who invited Coulter to speak, university officials said they were unable to ensure the safety of the speaker, audience members or protesters who would be at the April 27 event, according to a report by the Associated Press .

National China says Ivanka Trump trademark requests handled properly
Author: 0 China says Ivanka Trump trademark requests handled properly

And like her father, Ivanka retains her ownership role in her massive global business empire. The sales of Ivanka Trump's brand in China, he said, were more successful: for the first quarter of 2017 it has increased by 40 per cent. Her decision to hold onto the investment requires Ivanka Trump to take measures to avoid conflicts. "I can tell you that they will never succeed".

Author: 0 Trump inaugural attracts record $107 million in donations

The biggest individual donor to the inaugural committee was casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who with his wife Miriam contributed $20 million to a pro-Trump super political action committee, had contributed $1.5 million to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, which nominated Trump.

National Several Indiana cities selected to host more NCAA championships
Author: 0 Several Indiana cities selected to host more NCAA championships

That was the only basketball event awarded to Kansas City over a four-year period announced by the NCAA on Tuesday. The 2018 regional hosts are Utah, Alabama, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Penn State. The wrestling championships were awarded to Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, St. Louis and Detroit. Arkansas will be host the 2019 NCAA Men's and Women's Golf Championships (May 17-22, 2019 Women's, May 23-29, 2019 Men's) at The Blessings, marking the first time it will host the final round of an ...

National Homeland secretary promises criminalization of marijuana
Author: 0 Homeland secretary promises criminalization of marijuana

Kelly just finished a trip to the U.S. -Mexico border with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, known for his vocal criticisms of marijuana use, and the subject of speculation over how forcefully he intends to enforce federal law in states and cities where the drug is legal for recreational or medicinal use, or decriminalized.

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