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Mormon church to cut ties to Boy Scouts teen programs

Mormon church to cut ties to Boy Scouts teen programs

The loss is only a fraction of the 2.3 million youth in Boy Scouts, which has had a close bond with the Utah-based religion for more than 100 years. She attributed the church's move not to sexuality i...

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Sen. John Cornyn removes self from consideration for Federal Bureau of Investigation director role

Cornyn is the Senate majority whip and the No. 2 Republican, a job that often puts him in the position of speaking for the party and defending Trump. "I have the distinct privilege of serving 28 mil...

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Phoenixville School Board eyes $90M budget, 1.89%t tax hike

Phoenixville School Board eyes $90M budget, 1.89%t tax hike

During the public hearing, resident Barbara Dixel asked the board to reduce the amount of the local tax levy that is collected to support the district. These costs are contributing to a 1.2 percent in...

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Bernie Sanders To Campaign In Montana For Quist May 20-21

Bernie Sanders To Campaign In Montana For Quist May 20-21

Gianforte's report listed $3.4 million in contributions through May 5 - including a $1 million loan from his own pocket . "Quist, a local folk musician, is scheduled to square off against Republica...

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Defiant Trump says he had 'absolute right' to share information with Russia

Defiant Trump says he had 'absolute right' to share information with Russia

Trump's tweets tried to explain away the news, which emerged late Monday, that he had shared sensitive, "code-word" information with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador during a White House ...

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Clapper says Trump eroding checks and balances

In the letter from Trump notifying Comey of his dismissal, the president said he was notified by the director on three occasions that he was not personally under investigation. White-collar defens...

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Local government, law enforcement leaders oppose 'sanctuary city' bill

They sat in the lobby and vowed to remain until Republican Gov. Greg Abbott rejects the bill , which hasn't yet cleared the state Legislature. The bill, known as the "sanctuary cities" bill , whic...

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Just 29% of Americans approve of Trump's decision to fire Comey

And when he was asked, "Internally, from the president?" CLAPPER: The founding fathers, in their genius, created three co-equal branches of government, and a built in system of checks and balances, ...

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Girl Dies After Being Pulled From Lake Michigan Near Rogers Park

Girl Dies After Being Pulled From Lake Michigan Near Rogers Park

A girl around 12 or 13 years old was on a small rocky beach near the 7700 block of North Eastlake Terrace, late this morning, when she chose to go into the water. "So it's not a real surprise", he sai...

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Comey associates predict public testimony, describe discomfort with Trump dinner

And when he was asked, "Internally, from the president?" Comey's firing ignited a firestorm in Washington and has prompted speculation over whether Trump's decision hinged on his apparent anger at...

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President Trump talk with Russians 'wholly appropriate,' adviser says

President Trump talk with Russians 'wholly appropriate,' adviser says

McMaster told a White House briefing. Congressional Republicans and Democrats expressed concern about the report. He also declined to specifically say whether Trump shared information about the lo...

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AHCA Could Lead to 1M New Yorkers Losing Health Insurance

This bill would throw 24 million people off health insurance - including thousands of Vermonters - cut Medicaid by $880 billion, defund Planned Parenthood and substantially increase premiums on olde...

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Boeing to announce where new TX training jets will be assembled

Boeing to announce where new TX training jets will be assembled

Louis County plant. The move sets up the St. Louis plant in competition with facilities in Alabama and SC run or planned by Boeing's rivals in bidding to build an initial 350 T-X jets. Air Force pil...

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Garland has no interest in leaving judiciary for FBI, source says

Lee said Garland's political popularity among Democrats and his judicial record make him a flawless candidate to receive bipartisan support in the Senate. Circuit Court, so many observers consider the...

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Another crisis hits the White House after intelligence story

Another crisis hits the White House after intelligence story

After a hectic week at the White House, President Trump again floated the idea of canceling the traditional daily press briefings in an interview with Fox News , and if Guilfoyle comes aboard she cou...

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Sen. Lindsey Graham to President Trump: Stop Tweeting About the Russia Investigation

While serving as DNI chief from 2010 to 2017, Clapper said he left it up to the FBI director 'whether, when and what to tell me about any counter-intelligence investigations they may have under way'. ...

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Pa. governor 'disappointed' with Democratic convention bonuses

Pa. governor 'disappointed' with Democratic convention bonuses

The committee, chaired by former Gov. Ed Rendell , carved almost $1 million out of that to pay bonuses for staff members - one as high as $310,000 - as well as give grants for Philadelphia schools an...

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Cop shot in upstate NY, suspect barricaded in home

Cop shot in upstate NY, suspect barricaded in home

I ask Orange County residents to keep Chief Amthor and his family in their prayers. "Butch is a true gentleman who has dedicated his life to law enforcement". Amthor also serves as the chief of police...

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'Cancel all future press briefings' Trump suggests in Twitter rant

'Cancel all future press briefings' Trump suggests in Twitter rant

The White House also changed its narrative about whether the president had chose to fire Comey based on the recommendations by Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. No cabinet member is expec...

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ICE agents seeking child at New York City school barred from entering

ICE agents seeking child at New York City school barred from entering

According to CBS New York , this is the first time federal agents have attempted to enter a public school without a warrant, after de Blasio introduced a policy requiring warrants this past March. G...

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Trump Defends "Absolute Right" to Share Information With Russian Officials

Trump shared details about an Islamic State terror threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the U.S. However, a U...

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Trump's Warning to Comey Could Chill White House Conversations

Mr Warner had said that he hoped Mr Comey would "take advantage of the opportunity" to testify as a private citizen. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe also interviewed for the permanent post despite...

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Trump considering numerous candidates for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

His modern predecessors from Lyndon B. Johnson to Barack Obama needed years to open a "credibility gap"; Trump produced his in record time . It was something he only discussed with key Justice Depart...

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Will Trump report affect intelligence alliances?

Will Trump report affect intelligence alliances?

He said the agenda is deregulation, tax reform and repealing and replacing the health care law. Also last week, the Senate intelligence committee issued a subpoena to Mr Michael Flynn, Mr Trump's fo...

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Cyberattack havoc could grow as work week begins

The attack, already believed to be the biggest online extortion scheme ever recorded, is an "escalating threat" after hitting 200,000 victims across the world since Friday, according to the head of Eu...

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Executive Order Will Not Affect LDS Church Political Neutrality

Executive Order Will Not Affect LDS Church Political Neutrality

The first provision attempts to fulfill Trump's campaign promise to repeal the Johnson Amendment , which prohibits tax-exempt organizations from endorsing political candidates. He also accused the ...

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Mormons packing up camp and leaving the Boy Scouts

Mormons packing up camp and leaving the Boy Scouts

If the church were to separate from the BSA, this would be the first step. "Though important, financial and property obligations are not the primary concern". Is this due to changes in Scout policy ...

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Learjet crashes short of runway, killing 2 crew members

Teterboro Airport said in a statement it "has been closed and flight operations ceased following the crash of a Learjet on final approach to the airport". A pilot and co-pilot were killed in a Learjet...

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Tillerson: Trump Concerned About Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Tillerson: Trump Concerned About Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Tillerson was interviewed by " Meet the Press " host Chuck Todd. Trump will visit the country amid expectations he may try to revive the Middle East peace process, after hosting Netanyahu and Pa...

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Trump Suggests He Could Handle Press Briefings Instead Of Sean Spicer

While Democrats have called for an independent special counsel to investigate the Russian Federation matter, most Republicans have said that is not necessary given the FBI probe and investigations i...

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