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Federal Student Aid Chief Quits, Refuses to Testify

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James Runcie, the Federal Student Aid chief, quit his job unannounced Tuesday night, and left an email for his staff explaining his reasoning. Among other things, it sounds as though Runcie did not want to be the department’s fall guy in a hearing before the House Oversight Committee.

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Ben Carson Believes Poverty is Just a ‘State of Mind’

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

When Sallie Mae calls you next month to collect on your student loans, tell them that your debt is just a state of mind, and you actually don’t owe them a thing.

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Sheriff David Clarke’s Reported Plagiarism, and NOT People Dying in His Jail, May Keep Him From Trump Administration Job

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr. (MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images)

After a media outlet reported on plagiarism in his master’s degree thesis paper, Sheriff David Clarke is unsure of his standing with the Trump administration and whether or not he will actually get that job with the Department of Homeland Security that he’s been bragging about recently.

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LAPD Officer Gets Slap on the Wrist For Beating a Man Who Was Being Held Down

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The Los Angeles police officer who was caught on video kicking, punching, and elbowing a black man who was being held down on the street was sentenced to just two years probation Tuesday as part of a plea deal with prosecutors that has been criticized as being too lenient.

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A Black Attorneys Group and the New Black Panther Party Are Demanding a Life Sentence For Michael Slager

Former North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager

Former North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager (Grace Beahm-Pool/Getty Images)

A Washington-based Black attorneys group is demanding that former North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager be given a life sentence in his federal case for the shooting death of unarmed Black motorist Walter Scott in 2015. Continue reading

People Gather For Two Demonstrations in OKC After Betty Shelby is Found Not Guilty

Tulsa PD Officer Betty Shelby

Betty Shelby (Tulsa, Okla., County Jail)

The weekend after Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby was found not guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of unarmed black motorist Terence Crutcher, people gathered for rallies in Oklahoma City on two separate days to say “Black Lives Matter.”

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#Flint: ‘NOVA’ Will Explore the Chemistry and Engineering Behind the Water Crisis

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The Public Broadcasting Service program NOVA, the most-watched science series on American television, will air an episode looking at the chemistry and engineering behind the three-year-old lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

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British Prime Minister Raises Nation’s Threat Level Amid Fears Another Attack ‘May Be Imminent’

British Prime Minister Theresa May

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British Prime Minister Theresa May raised the nation’s threat level Tuesday night, saying another attack “may be imminent,” just one night after a bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, left 22 people dead.

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Former CIA Director Alerted FBI to Pattern of Contacts Between Russian Officials and Trump Campaign Associates

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Former CIA Director John Brennan testified on Tuesday that his agency alerted the FBI to a troubling pattern of contacts between Russian officials and Trump campaign associates last year, adding himself to the long list of people who have expressed suspicions or concerns about the President’s Russian connections.

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Your President Really Hates Poor People

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 19: Copies of President Trump’s FY’18 budget books are stacked, at the Government Publishing Office, on May 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Donald Trump’s new budget proposal will be reveals that he really and truly hates poor people. It comes with major cuts to Medicaid and changes to anti-poverty programs that would allow states to limit a range of benefits for needy families, something that Congress has already been uneasy about.

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#FreeBresha: Bresha Meadows is Happy With Her Plea Deal

Bresha Meadows (WFMJ screenshot)

15-year-old Bresha Meadows accepted a plea deal at her court date on Monday which could see her home with her family in early 2018.

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Roger Moore, Popular For His Portrayal of British Spy James Bond, Dead at 89

Roger Moore in Octopussy

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Roger Moore, the handsome British actor who portrayed James Bond on film seven times, has died at the age of 89.

Moore’s children took to his official Twitter account on Tuesday to announce the death, saying, “With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.”

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In Case You Missed It, Your President is Horribly Corrupt

US President Donald Trump Meets Israeli President Reuven Rivlin

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The Washington Post is reporting that in his capacity as president, Donald Trump reportedly asked two high-ranking national intelligence officials in March to help him push back against the FBI investigation into possible connections between his presidential campaign and the Russian government.

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19 Dead, 50 Injured in Explosion at UK Ariana Grande Concert, Police Treating It As a Terror Incident

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Police in England said 19 people are confirmed dead and 50 others were injured after an explosion occurred during an Ariana Grande concert Monday night at Manchester Arena.

ABC News reports that a representative from Grande’s record label confirmed that the 23-year-old singer was not injured in the incident.

Greater Manchester Police said on their official Twitter account, “This is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise.”
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Other social media accounts said at least one sudden loud noise was heard about 10:35 p.m. near bars at the arena where Grande was performing.

“A huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena,” concertgoer Majid Khan, 22, told Britain’s Press Association. “It was one bang and essentially everyone from the other side of the arena where the bang was heard from suddenly came running towards us as they were trying to exit.”

According to ABC, the cause of the explosion is unknown, but social media posts showed people fleeing the from the venue.

 

Justice Department Appoints Special Counsel for Russia Probe

Robert Mueller, Former FBI Director

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 08: Robert S. Mueller III, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), speaks at the International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS) on August 8, 2013 in New York City. The ICCS, which is co-hosted by Fordham University and the FBI, is held every 18 months; more than 25 countries are represented at this year’s conference. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein signed an order Wednesday appointing former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel to oversee the ongoing investigation into whether or not Trump associates and Russian officials coordinated last year to interfere in the U.S. Presidential Election.

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