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Author: 0 National Spelling Bee gets down to final 4

Show hosts Alisyn Camerota and Chris Cuomo chose to ask her to spell "covfefe" - the typo made by President Trump in an unfinished late-night tweet that quickly went viral. "She's just so dedicated, spelling is her life, I'm just so glad for her", said Mia Uller, friend. That's what one proficient speller tasted during the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee on June 1.

Author: 0 Musk, Iger to quit Trump advisory councils after Paris accord decision

BERLIN-German Chancellor Angela Merkel sharply criticized President Donald Trump for his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris climate accord , calling the deal to limit greenhouse gas emission vital to protect the planet. Former Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said the combined weight of Trump's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation speech and his decision to leave the Paris agreement mark "the sad demise of a 70-year era of American global leadership".

Author: 0 White House to stop taking questions related to Russian Federation probe

Later in the day, Trump took to Twitter to blast Clinton as a " terrible candidate ". The president seemed to make a joke about the incident several hours later, tweeting: "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"???" Kasowitz is Trump's long-time lawyer and has represented him in property deals, divorce cases and fraud allegations at Trump University.

Author: 0 Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty to Sending Minor Obscene Messages

Weiner has to register as a sex offender . But are his repeated online sex infractions - including his infamous underwear tweet - just symptoms of a sickness that should be treated, not punished? Then-FBI Director James Comey told Congress in late October he was therefore reopening the probe into Clinton's apparent mishandling of work-related emails as Secretary of State, but later said the messages changed nothing.

U.S. Surviving victim of train attack out of hospital
Author: 0 Surviving victim of train attack out of hospital

Jeremy Joseph Christian was riding a Portland commuter train when he began screaming anti-Muslim rhetoric at two women - one wearing a hijab - after they boarded. "I want the families of those two men [to know] that their children are heroes", he said. KGW-TV reports (https://goo.gl/HJjwpI) that Micah Fletcher says he's focusing on trying to get better.

U.S. Trump to raise money for Walker in Wisconsin on June 13
Author: 0 Trump to raise money for Walker in Wisconsin on June 13

None of the other ongoing projects are in the Chippewa Valley.For months the transportation debate has centered on whether to increase gas taxes or vehicle fees to ease the state's backlog of road and bridge projects.He has been traveling the state saying not reaching a deal could put completion of ongoing road projects in jeopardy.

U.S. Industrial gas makers Linde, Praxair announce merger deal
Author: 0 Industrial gas makers Linde, Praxair announce merger deal

Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC owned about 0.06% of Praxair worth $19,238,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company.

U.S. Teen's hilarious essay about pizza gets her into Yale University
Author: 0 Teen's hilarious essay about pizza gets her into Yale University

The best part of this story is that, after all of that, Williams swerved Yale and accepted admission to Auburn University in Alabama instead. Carolina Williams told The Tennessean newspaper she went with the first thing that popped into her head - how much she loves ordering pizza from Papa John's .

U.S. Mayor: Puerto Rican militant to step aside from parade role
Author: 0 Mayor: Puerto Rican militant to step aside from parade role

The parade's board of directors said in a statement Friday that Oscar Lopez Rivera will march on June 11 - "not as an honoree but as a humble Puerto Rican and grandfather". "The honor goes also to those who are confronting the fiscal crisis, the health and human rights system that Puerto Rico is facing at this historical moment", he added in a letter to Lorraine Cortes, president of New York's Puerto Rican Day Parade.

Author: 0 Minn. Cop Who Shot Philando Castile Heads to Trial

The recent acquittal of a Tulsa, Okla., police officer for killing an unarmed motorist and previous officer-involved shootings in which officers have not been charged tempered some local activists' hopes that the outcome will be different this time.

Author: 0 3rd worker found dead after blast at Wisconsin corn mill

The plant was cited in 2011 by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for dust explosion and fire hazards, and the agency ordered the company to pay a $3,500 fine, the Associated Press reported .

U.S. Sixth-grader wins National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling 'marocain'
Author: 0 Sixth-grader wins National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling 'marocain'

Over 11 million children aged between six and 15 from all 50 U.S. states, USA territories such as Puerto Rico and several countries including Jamaica and Japan had entered the competition. The event has been tied for three straight years and this year added a tie breaker test to the competition that hosts contestants up to age 15. Ananya won more than $40,000 in cash and other prizes.

U.S. Family of suspect in Portland stabbing offers condolences
Author: 0 Family of suspect in Portland stabbing offers condolences

Micah Fletcher, the man who survived the Portland commuter train knife attack, went on social media Wednesday to say people are worrying about the wrong victim. One of the two most influential, ACT for America , has successfully lobbied members of Congress to support bills on national security, the SPLC says.

Author: 0 Musk storms out of Trump advisory council over climate change decision

Apple will continue to protect the environment and fight climate change in spite of Trump's decision to withdraw the USA from the Paris accord . The leader of the country to next hold the rotating presidency of the European Union called Trump's decision "very bad, very negative". " Trump abandoning global climate accord" is the paper's lead.

U.S. One victim in Portland hate speech stabbing has Juneau ties
Author: 0 One victim in Portland hate speech stabbing has Juneau ties

As Christian walked into the courtroom he yelled out: "Free speech or die , Portland! You've got no safe place". "Death to the enemies of America", he said . Micah Fletcher said in a Facebook video Wednesday that the young women must be traumatized. The Portland State University student and poet was one of three good Samaritans who intervened after Jeremy Joseph Christian , 35, allegedly subjected the girls to an anti-Muslim rant Friday.

Author: 0 2 mature spellers stand out among 15 left at national bee

In the third round of preliminary competition, VanWynsberghe received "refulgence" as her word, which is an adjective that means a radiant or resplendent quality or state. The youngest Scripps National Spelling Bee contestant nailed a word that most adults can't define and would struggle to even pronounce. "I want to start teaching them, and maybe William might want to go to the Spelling Bee, too, " she said.

U.S. Jury finds Oklahoma cop not guilty in shooting of black man
Author: 0 Jury finds Oklahoma cop not guilty in shooting of black man

Law enforcement responded to the scene. Terence Crutcher's family burst into tears and expressed outrage after jurors found Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby not guilty of first-degree manslaughter in the September 16 shooting. Four of the jurors were black. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said he is "moving forward" after the verdict. Gray told jurors that enhanced video clips of the shooting - captured on police dashboard camera and a helicopter hovering overhead - ...

U.S. Free fishing offered at Kentucky parks June 3-4
Author: 0 Free fishing offered at Kentucky parks June 3-4

No matter what your level, you'll save! You don't need a license on Free Fishing Weekend, but all other rules and regulations apply. While a free fishing weekend might sound like it would only appeal to anglers, there's a special incentive to hook kids and families in Denver who may not even have a rod, reel, or bait.

Author: 0 Spicer refers Russia questions to Trump's outside attorney

Now, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tried to give an explanation to Trump's deleted tweet , "Despite the constant negative press covfefe ". The latest revelations to emerge last week involved Trump's son-in-law and top aide, Jared Kushner . Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will provide some documents to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

Author: 0 Cleveland officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice fired

The police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice was sacked Tuesday for inaccuracies on his job application, while the officer who drove the patrol auto the day of the shooting was suspended for violating a tactical rule, Chief Williams announced Tuesday.

U.S. Portland stabbing suspect yells slogans at court hearing
Author: 0 Portland stabbing suspect yells slogans at court hearing

The incident began when Christian boarded a Green Line train at the Rose Quarter Transit Center Friday at 4:19 p.m. One of the women was wearing a Muslim head covering and both were black. "The idea that Portland is so liberal supersedes this dark, hidden secret about racism", said Karen Gibson, a professor of urban studies at Portland State University.

Author: 0 Comey to testify to US Senate intelligence panel on June 8

Representatives of the committee would not comment on the report. File- FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress to answer "important questions" about the Hillary Clinton email investigation on July 5, 2016. Additional subpoenas for the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the CIA seek information about requests that government officials made to unmask the identities of US individuals named in classified intelligence reports.

U.S. Jury selection ends for day in officer's trial
Author: 0 Jury selection ends for day in officer's trial

Yanez, 29, is charged in Ramsey County District Court with second-degree manslaughter for shooting Castile, 32, and two counts of unsafe discharge of a firearm for endangering Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , and her daughter, then 4, who were in the vehicle.

Author: 0 Illinois government consolidation bill moves on

Last week, Senate President John Cullerton said Democrats had little choice but to approve their own spending plan after a compromise package with Republicans failed. But this year's budget failure exposed an additional set of fault lines - among Democrats. The proposal requires insurance companies to get state approval for the rates they charge.

Author: 0 Texas House OKs budget but 'bathroom bill' still in limbo

Patrick wants the house to work with the senate to expand transgender bathroom restrictions. Patrick has deliberately not moved Senate versions since then, and says it could mean Texas might not be able to fully license physicians and other medical personnel after September, when previous laws expire.

U.S. Trump says he didn't mention Israel in meeting with Russians
Author: 0 Trump says he didn't mention Israel in meeting with Russians

The demonstrations are meant to draw attention to a month-long hunger strike by hundreds of prisoners being held by Israel and to protest what many Palestinians say is unfair USA support for Israel. His speech before a gathering of numerous Arab kings and ministers from Muslim countries showed that he was now on a mission to rally the support of the Arab world in the fight against terrorism.

U.S. Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents
Author: 0 Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents

The House intelligence committee's request for information from Cohen came as the investigators continued to scrutinize members of Trump's inner circle, including Flynn . White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington , Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Producing documents that fall within the subpoena's broad scope would be a testimonial act, insofar as it would confirm or deny the existence of such documents.

Author: 0 Trump's 'reckless' decision to join Syria on climate change

Mr Trump said it would help his country's oil and coal industries. While President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he was pulling the USA out of the landmark Paris climate agreement, it will take until the day after the next presidential election for the United States to fully exit the pact.