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U.S. WH communications director Michael Dubke resigns
Author: 0 WH communications director Michael Dubke resigns

Dubke's departure could be the beginning of a wider shake-up that is rumored to soon hit the Trump Administration. In a resignation note to friends and colleagues, Dubke said it was his "distinct pleasure to work side-by-side, day-by-day with the staff of the communications and press departments".

Author: 0 Covfefe? Social media rushes to define Donald Trump's tweet

Mr. Trump tweeted just after midnight Eastern time (around 9.30 a.m. IST) on Wednesday: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe ". Though covfefe likely was a typo when the President meant to type coverage, he'll be waking up to a lot of Twitter sass.

U.S. Shulkin stresses 'lot of work to do' to fix beleaguered VA
Author: 0 Shulkin stresses 'lot of work to do' to fix beleaguered VA

Employee accountability: "We now have around 1,500 disciplinary actions pending, meaning we are paying people who need to be fired, demoted, or suspended without pay for violating our core values". The VA has done much to improve access and cut wait times, but wait times for primary care mental health appointments are still at 60 days or more at 30 facilities.

Author: 0 Tougher than ever, 90th National Spelling Bee gets underway

Propper, 13, an eighth-grader at West Genesee Middle School in Camillus, correctly spelled "hospitality" on Wednesday afternoon, her second consecutive correct word in the oral competition. She has lots of favorite foods, but she especially loves banana split blizzards from Dairy Queen. She said she felt more comfortable taking the hourlong, 26-question written test than she did in the 2016 bee.

U.S. Investigator: Deadly shooting began when fugitive confronted
Author: 0 Investigator: Deadly shooting began when fugitive confronted

Garcia felt the defendant would ultimately appear at that dealership", Peters said. When asked about Hutchinson, Peters shared that a friend of his, a retired St. Bernal and Garcia were awaiting the arrival of Ramon Michael Hutchison, also known as Raymond Hutchison, 49, of St. Paul, Minn., the release said. "We are saddened to hear of the loss of Fidel Garcia, Jr., a 20 + year investigator and a Texas Association of Licensed Investigator's ("TALI") board member".

Author: 0 Portland Mayor Claims "Hate Speech Is Not Protected by the First Amendment"

Wheeler said the city of Portland "has not and will not issue any permits for the alt-right events", but it's the federal government that controls permitting for the downtown plaza. Authorities say Jeremy Joseph Christian started verbally abusing two young women, including one wearing a hijab. The surviving good Samaritan of the train attack, 21-year-old Micah Fletcher, has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Author: 0 JFK's life, legacy to be celebrated on his centennial

In this February 27, 1959 file photo, Sen. The youngest man ever elected president of the United States, at age 43, Kennedy famously told Americans in his inauguration speech, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country".

U.S. Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team
Author: 0 Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

The 36-year-old Kushner, a real estate developer with no previous government experience, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former US officials told Reuters .

Author: 0 White House communications director resigns amid tensions

Several people don't know where they stand, which adds to the uncertainty. The reasons for Mr. Dubke's resignation are, however, "personal", the former communications director said himself in an interview with POLITICO after the news of his resignation leaked online.

Author: 0 Trump condemns killing of pair who tried to stop racist rant

He made repeated outbursts in court. Then the public defender spoke to the judge, and Christian signed some documents. Videos have surfaced showing Christian shouting at people, at one point saying the N-word, as police officers separated him.

U.S. Back to the Future fan ticketed for going 88 miles per hour in DeLorean
Author: 0 Back to the Future fan ticketed for going 88 miles per hour in DeLorean

They'll give you a ticket. For new DeLorean owner Spencer White , the iconic vehicle meant he had to test the " Back to the Future " theory that 88mph means time travel. "I thought he was going to give me a warning until he came back and said I got to do my job". 'All of us started busting up laughing, ' White told The Signal .

U.S. University of California to end lavish spending on dinners
Author: 0 University of California to end lavish spending on dinners

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds said Tuesday morning in a letter to the NU community that tuition will go up $10 to $12 per credit hour this coming school year for resident undergraduates. NU projects it could raise $15 million from the tuition hikes next year and an additional $9 million the year after that under a conservative enrollment growth estimate of 1 percent.

U.S. Summer reading to prevent learning loss, prepare students for fall
Author: 0 Summer reading to prevent learning loss, prepare students for fall

The first children to register will receive a Build a Better World t-shirt featuring Sneaks the Library Cat, while supplies last. "The Library has programs for all ages; an early literacy program for kids 5 and under, the core reading program for kids ages 6-11 and another for teens 12-17".

U.S. Trump, EPA chief meet ahead of decision on climate change
Author: 0 Trump, EPA chief meet ahead of decision on climate change

A United Nations panel of climate scientists says it is at least 95 percent probable that man-made greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from burning fossil fuels, are the main cause of climate change since 1950. "The G7 outcome reconfirms that the clean energy transformation is unstoppable and supported by not only governments, but by society more broadly". They know that Trump's decision will have major implications for the 195 countries signed on to the accord, especially China and India.

U.S. Urinating dog statue placed near Fearless Girl sculpture
Author: 0 Urinating dog statue placed near Fearless Girl sculpture

The artist has since fixed the injury. Delaware-based artist Kristen Visbal cast the bronze girl , who wears pigtails and a windblown dress, and, with hands on her hips, stares daringly at the beast before her, The Washington Post's Katie Mettler reported last month .

U.S. Trump condemns fatal stabbing of good Samaritans in Portland
Author: 0 Trump condemns fatal stabbing of good Samaritans in Portland

She confirmed that her teen daughter, who is black, was with a Muslim friend at that time. The man, Jeremy Joseph Christian , 35, stabbed the men, according to police. Christian was charged with aggravated murder , intimidation - the state equivalent of a hate crime - and being a felon in possession of a weapon, and was scheduled to be in court Tuesday.

Author: 0 No time off in Panama for Noriega's death

President Juan Carlos Varela announced Noriega's death late on Monday, saying it marked the closing of a chapter in the Central American country's history. Noriega's trial in 1991 was dubbed the drugs " trial of the century " by the US Drug Enforcement Administration and eventually saw him found guilty on eight counts and sentenced to 40 years in jail.

Author: 0 Owner says Three Mile Island plant to shut down in 2019

In recent years, nuclear plants have had difficulty competing against cheap natural gas plants and renewable energy. In 1979, a partial core meltdown in one of the reactors of the Three Mile facility led to five days of panic and 14 years of expensive clean-up.

U.S. Giants' Hunter Strickland Suspended Six Games After Brawl
Author: 0 Giants' Hunter Strickland Suspended Six Games After Brawl

Three Giants players forcefully dragged Strickland from the middle of the pack all the way into the dugout, while a teammate held back Harper. “I dont even think he should be thinking about what happened in the first round, ” he said. "My head was on a swivel, as quick as I could to not get taken out by somebody on their team or anything like that", he said. "I don't know if you're ever going to absolutely get it out of the game itself".