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NFL owners adopt new policy to address national anthem protests
omaha.comcached 1 hour ago
ATLANTA (AP) - NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. The owners spent several hours addressing the contentious issue - which has reached all the way to the White House.

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Hillary Clinton endorses Cuomo, saying he can stand up to Trump
Newsdaycached 1 hour ago
Hillary Clinton endorsed Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for a third term Wednesday and cast him as a Democrat who could stand up to a Republican agenda driven by President Donald Trump. “Now more than ever, we need leaders who will stand up for progressive values.

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The Latest: Hawaii volcano produces blue flames from methane
San Antonio Express-News 1 hour ago
Blue flames from burning methane have become part of the eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. The volcano produces methane when hot lava buries and burns plants and trees.

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Briefing: Federal Judge: Twitter Is A 'Public Forum'
The Information 1 hour ago
Federal judge Naomi Buchwald ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump could not block his Twitter followers, an action she said violated their First Amendment rights. A recent Supreme Court opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy likened internet platforms to “the modern public square.“.

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Pompeo 'very hopeful' North Korea talks will still take place
Gainesville Suncached 3 hours ago
I'm very hopeful that meeting will take place.". WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he was "very hopeful" that the U.S.-North Korean nuclear summit would take place as planned next month, although he laid the meeting's fate squarely on Kim Jong Un.

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Rates, Inflation Will Continue to Soar Despite Disagreement at Fed
Newsmax.com 2 hours ago
In other words, it would be good to let inflation run hot. That looks like a hint that some members don't think rates will rise that much more.

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Gas prices up in Springfield ahead of Memorial Day weekend
Springfield News-Leadercached 1 hour ago
Springfield's increase is mirroring a national increase in gas prices ahead of the busy travel weekend. Some Springfield gas stations had prices in the $2.75 per gallon range on Wednesday.

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Trump to address gang violence in Long Island speech
He specifically mentioned House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi as saying even gang members are people. He later said he will continue to use the term when referring to the gang.

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US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure
New Haven Registercached 1 hour ago
BEIJING (AP) - A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill. He said China has offered to assist the U.S. in investigating.

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State's highest court orders judge in Officer Van Dyke's murder trial to stop sealing every filing
Chicago Tribunecached 1 hour ago
After pressure by Chicago-area media, the state's highest court ruled Wednesday that the judge overseeing the high-profile murder case against Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke must end his practice of routing every court filing directly to his chambers. 'This goes far beyond what is necessary to protect the important interest of Defendant's fair trial rights,' the filing said.

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The Latest: Officer describes getting musician to airport
San Antonio Express-News 54 minutes ago
An officer in newly released documents describes accompanying a musician, his pregnant wife and their bodyguard from a Las Vegas concert venue where a gunman killed 58 people to a private terminal at the airport nearby. The singer told the officer that someone backstage yelled that the sound was gunfire and that he should take cover.

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Uber shutting down self-driving operations in Arizona
The Washington Postcached 1 hour ago
Uber said Wednesday that it is shutting down its self-driving vehicle operations in Arizona and laying off nearly 300 employees there. A video released by Tempe police showed Vasquez looking down repeatedly before the Uber hit Herzberg.

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Comcast versus Disney in their fight for Fox's businesses
Recode 3 hours ago
A Comcast/Fox tie-up poses more regulatory problems than a Fox/Disney combination. Comcast has already secured financing for at least $60 billion in cash, according to sources.

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Jared Kushner receives permanent security clearance, ending uncertainty over his status
The Washington Post 2 hours ago
Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, now has a permanent security clearance and recently sat for six to seven hours of questioning by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's team on a wide range of topics including Trump's firing of FBI Director James B. Comey, according to a person briefed on the matter. The granting of the security clearance suggests that investigators' scrutiny of Kushner has decreased significantly.

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GOP Senators Interested In Attending Meeting On Classified Information
RTTNewscached 3 hours ago
Three leading Republican Senators sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein expressing interest in attending a meeting related to claims a government informant was implanted within President Donald Trump's campaign. The Senators pointed to reports Kelly is arranging a meeting with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., FBI Director Chris Wray, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Edward O'Callaghan to review certain classified information.

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Trump predicts auto workers will be 'very happy' on NAFTA
Houston Chroniclecached 3 hours ago
Our auto workers are going to be extremely happy.". WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that U.S. automakers and auto workers would be "very happy" with the outcome of talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement, which have stalled amid a dispute over rules for car production.

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Sixers' Robert Covington, Joel Embiid named to all-defensive teams
Philly.com 3 hours ago
Covington, who signed a four-year contract extension in November, received harsh criticism when his game dipped in the Sixers' second-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics. Covington was ninth in the league in steals per game (1.7) with the sixth-most total steals (137).

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Apple giving $50 refunds if you paid to replace iPhone battery in 2017
USA TODAY 2 hours ago
Those not notified by August 1 can contact Apple Support. Then, on Dec. 28, Apple said it would reduce the price of replacement batteries for iPhone 6 models or later from $79 to $29.

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Fulmer, Goodum help Tigers top Twins 4-1, stop 5-game skid
San Antonio Express-Newscached 1 hour ago
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Michael Fulmer won for the first time in four starts, Niko Goodrum ended an 0-for-14 skid with a home run and the Detroit Tigers stopped a five-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Goodrum, Nicholas Castellanos and Victor Martinez had two hits each for the Tigers.

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Hubbell: Democrats must work with Republicans
qctimes.comcached 3 hours ago
I'm going to get results for Iowans," Hubbell told the editorial board. Hubbell made clear Wednesday that he opposed Republican-passed legislation, such as the tax overhaul that will cut revenues by $2 billion over the next six years, as well as the new law prohibiting abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

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Jurors in corruption trial ask to see footage of Mangano's front door
Newsday 47 minutes ago
Jurors considering the federal corruption charges against former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and former Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto asked Wednesday to review security camera footage of the Mangano family's front door. The trial is now in its 11th week.

Route 41 in Gurnee shut down after report of shots fired
Chicago Tribunecached 50 minutes ago
Gurnee police shut down Route 41 Wednesday afternoon between Delany Road and Washington Street because of an unconfirmed shooting. A resident in Gurnee near Chittenden Park said that just before 2 p.m., gunfire could be heard, and police pursued a vehicle that then got stuck in the park, which is just west and adjacent to Route 41.

Share your prom photos
Mansfield Newscached 1 hour ago
We'll print your prom pictures in your weekly newspaper and post them to your Wicked Local website. Please include a caption identifying the people pictured, what school prom it is and where and when it took place.

Man found shot on Waukegan street in broad daylight
Chicago Tribune 1 hour ago
Waukegan police responded to a call about a shooting on Washington Street and McAree Road early Wednesday afternoon and found a man laying in the street with a gunshot wound, according to a police statement. The satement added that patrol officers arrived on the scene around 1:40 p.m. and saw the victim, who was described as a Waukegan resident in his 20s.

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