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President Trump says he may pardon deceased boxing great Muhammad Ali

He lost his boxing licence because of the fallout and was not allowed to return to the ring until 1970. "The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Muhammad Ali unanimously in 1971". "There is no conviction from which a pardon is needed", he said. In May, Trump also posthumously pardoned former heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. [Full Article...]

At Massachusetts School, 'Lockdown, Lockdown' Is A Nursery Rhyme

At Massachusetts School, 'Lockdown, Lockdown' Is A Nursery Rhyme According to a Washington Post database, more than 215,000 students have experienced gun violence in schools since the April 20, 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School. "As much as we would prefer that school lockdowns not be a part of the educational experience, unfortunately this is the world we live in", the statement said. [Full Article...]

Rudy Giuliani Defends Controversial Comments About Stormy Daniels

Rudy Giuliani Defends Controversial Comments About Stormy Daniels Trump has ever discussed her thoughts on anything with Mr. Giuliani", her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, told The New York Times . The first lady has not publicly commented about any of the sexual misconduct allegations against her husband. [Full Article...]

At Guatemala volcano, weather and danger hinder search

At Guatemala volcano, weather and danger hinder search Officials said the speed and ferocity of the eruption took mountain communities by surprise, with numerous dead found in or around their homes. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday night spoke with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, and offered him condolences for the deaths caused by the country's catastrophic volcanic eruption. [Full Article...]

President kisses OFW in Seoul

President kisses OFW in Seoul He said he had been kissing women on the lips in public for years, including when he was mayor of the southern city of Davao where he cast himself as a populist leader. "You women, it's better if you just help me explain to them that it was just natural", Duterte said. Social media was abuzz with photos and videos of Duterte on stage asking an unidentified woman from an audience of Filipinos t... [Full Article...]

Argentina's controversial World Cup warm-up match with Israel cancelled

Argentina's controversial World Cup warm-up match with Israel cancelled Many Israelis were angry Wednesday after Argentina suddenly cancelled plans to send players to a sporting event. The Palestinian effort to persuade the Argentinians to pull out centered on Lionel Messi . Rajoub had urged Messi not to play in the game in Jerusalem and urged fans to burn shirts bearing his name if he did. Some waved the blue and white striped kit of Argentina's national tea... [Full Article...]

75 dead, hundreds injured by erupting volcano in Guatemala

75 dead, hundreds injured by erupting volcano in Guatemala Six people are dead and 20 have been injured after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday. David de Leon, spokesman for the disaster agency, said authorities had already evacuated about 300 people from nearby areas. Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, blows outs a thick cloud of ash, as seen from Alotenango, Guatemala, Sunday, June 3, 2018. Hilda Lopez said the volcanic mud swept into ... [Full Article...]

Back the bill, urges UK's May as Brexit law faces crunch test

Back the bill, urges UK's May as Brexit law faces crunch test The £39 billion is the cost of the EU divorce bill which the United Kingdom is set to pay in March 2019, as it enters the Brexit transitional period and leaves the European Union. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said he welcomed the United Kingdom proposal, and would now examine it to see if it avoided an Irish hard border and respected EU's single market and customs union. [Full Article...]

Afghan Leader Declares Unilateral Cease-Fire in Fight Against Taliban

Gen. Akhtar Mohammed Ibrahimi, the deputy interior minister, said Mr. Ghani's cease-fire plan was coordinated with the American military also, which is responsible for a large number of airstrikes against the Taliban. '[At] the same time, the Afghan government directs all the security and defence forces of the country.to stop all the attacks on the Taliban, but the operation will continue against ... [Full Article...]

Sentence commuted for Kardashian-backed inmate

It was about seven months ago when Kim Kardashian came across a tweet about the incarceration of Alice Marie Johnson-a 63-year-old grandmother who had already served 21 years of a life sentence over a non-violent drug crime. Kardashian West described the moment via Twitter . "I'd like to tell President Trump that I am so grateful for everything that you've done for me and my family", she ... [Full Article...]

10 found dead in Kenyan plane wreckage two days after crash

10 found dead in Kenyan plane wreckage two days after crash Last signals were picked around Njambini area. Enough rescue teams, Mr Gitau said, have been mobilised but bad weather is delaying the search. Preliminary reports also indicated the plane had also carried the owner of a private primary school in Turkana county. [Full Article...]

Trump and women shape the coming Midterm campaign

Trump and women shape the coming Midterm campaign The people have spoken and the November election for governor has been decided: Democrat Gavin Newsom will face off against Republican John Cox . Haaland could become the first Native American woman elected to Congress in this district where Democrats are favored to win in November. The outstanding question, on a national level, is whether the state's heavily anti-Trump electorate is energi... [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan Brushes Back Trump ‘Spygate’ Assertion, Opposes Pardon

Paul Ryan Brushes Back Trump ‘Spygate’ Assertion, Opposes Pardon The US Senate's Republican leader, Mitch McConnell , also discouraged talk of a self-pardon by Trump on Tuesday. While President Trump has continued to claim the FBI planted "spies" into his campaign, Ryan said it "would have been helpful" if he had been briefed by the Department of Justice on the situation earlier, which he believes would allow lawmakers to conclude their investigation f... [Full Article...]

King of Jordan: We are ‘at crossroads’ facing the unknown

King of Jordan: We are ‘at crossroads’ facing the unknown The kingdom has experienced an economic downturn in part because of prolonged conflict in neighboring Syria and Iraq, and a large influx of refugees in recent years. Jordanians say they are sick of cabinet change and want real modifications to the government's economic program. Protest organizers have said they seek real change, including a rescinding of the tax bill, and that personnel changes ... [Full Article...]

Pruitt's top attorney, Sarah Greenwalt, leaving EPA for Oklahoma state board

Pruitt's top attorney, Sarah Greenwalt, leaving EPA for Oklahoma state board EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the proposed budget estimates and justification for FY2019 for the Environmental Protection Agency on Capitol Hill in Washington , U.S., May 16, 2018. [Full Article...]

Trooper pulls over officer who helped deliver him as a baby

Trooper pulls over officer who helped deliver him as a baby Trooper Michael Patterson had stopped the motorist, Matthew Bailly, for a minor motor vehicle violation on Friday, when Bailly told him that he was a retired officer from the Piscataway Police Department, according to a statement by New Jersey State Police . [Full Article...]

Trump Slammed Canada for Burning Down the White House. It Didn't, Really

Trump Slammed Canada for Burning Down the White House. It Didn't, Really Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (right) shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting in Trudeau's office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, on June 6. " Didn't you guys burn down the White House? " he reportedly shot at Trudeau. Trudeau chuckled at the question, characterizing the president's "little comment" as a joke. [Full Article...]

Canada PM calls Trump's security reasoning for tariffs 'laughable'

Canada PM calls Trump's security reasoning for tariffs 'laughable' The soldiers burned several federal buildings, including the U.S. Capitol and White House (then referred to as the Presidential Mansion). "If we don't react to this unilateral and illegal decision from the USA this would not be correct", Macron said at a joint news conference . [Full Article...]

Amid tariff fight, Trump faces tough crowd at G7

Amid tariff fight, Trump faces tough crowd at G7 United States tariffs and punitive actions taken by the European Union and Canada have widened the gap between leaders threatening the start of a trade war. "There were no Canadian troops involved whatsoever", Grodzinski said as she reacted to the CNN report . " President Trump is a trade reformer and I don't think people see it that way", Kudlow said. [Full Article...]

Billionaire conservative US donor David Koch retires

Billionaire conservative US donor David Koch retires A letter to Koch Industries employees from its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles Koch attributes David Koch's decision to deteriorating health. The network, which includes about 700 like-minded donors who commit to giving at least $100,000 a year, plans to spend $400 million in policy and politics before the 2018 elections, the group's largest midterm investment. [Full Article...]


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