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Two Florida sheriff’s deputies shot to death through restaurant window

Two Florida sheriff’s deputies were shot and killed while eating in a restaurant Thursday afternoon by an attacker found dead outside shortly after, police said.<p>Authorities said they did not immediately know the shooter’s motivation for the sudden burst of violence in Gilchrist County, Fla., a …

Law Enforcement

Former Trump lawyer says he warned the President that Cohen could turn against him

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jay Goldberg, a longtime lawyer for Donald Trump -- who negotiated Trump's divorces from Ivana Trump and Marla Maples decades ago -- says he received a call from the President last Friday seeking advice and warned the President to be careful about his longtime friend Michael Cohen, who he …

Donald Trump

Firefighter who pulled Southwest flight victim back into plane 'felt a calling' to help

<b>(CNN) —</b> Flight attendants were in the aisle asking for drink orders on Southwest flight 1380 Tuesday when Andrew Needum heard a "loud pop."<p>Suddenly, oxygen masks fell down from the ceiling. He put his on, and then he turned to his father and his son next to him in Row 8, and his wife, mother and …

New Mexico

The Latest: Duckworth and daughter make Senate history

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate and a rule change allowing newborns of members into the chamber (all times local):<p>2:44 p.m.<p>Sen. Tammy Duckworth and daughter Maile have made Senate history.<p>The Illinois Democrat brought her daughter, in a pink hat, onto the Senate floor under new rules …

Tammy Duckworth

Wyoming school district that Betsy DeVos said needed guns to fight off grizzly bears to actually get guns

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming school district where U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suggested that teachers might need to be armed to protect children from grizzly bears voted Tuesday on doing just that, though concerns about school shootings worry parents more than the possibility of big …

Guns

Pilot: What happened on that Southwest flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> No one can deny the tragic consequences for one particular passenger on board Southwest Flight 1380. Nor can one deny the terrifying chaos that must have been part of the scene in the cabin Tuesday morning when the left engine self-destructed, throwing shrapnel into the fuselage. Quite …

Air Traffic

The Senate just voted to kill a policy warning auto lenders about discrimination against minority borrowers

The Senate on Wednesday voted to kill a five-year-old Obama administration policy warning auto lenders not to discriminate against minority borrowers.<p>The legislation, which passed 51 to 47 largely along party lines, is the latest Republican rebuke of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s …

Finance

Pittsburgh police ordered to bring riot gear in case Trump fires Mueller

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pittsburgh police ordered its detectives to bring riot gear to work Thursday in anticipation of protests should President Donald Trump fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.<p>Police Cmdr. Victor Joseph reportedly sent an email Wednesday, instructing Major Crimes detectives to bring full …

Donald Trump

What to expect from Friday's massive National School Walkout

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you think students are done protesting gun violence, get ready for the National School Walkout.<p>On Friday morning, students from more than 2,500 schools across the country will stream out of class to demand lawmakers take action.<p>While the theme is familiar, this event is different. Here's …

Guns

Here are the 8 most shocking revelations from the release of the Comey memos

The Justice Department released memos written by former FBI director James Comey to Congress on Thursday — and they were quickly leaked to the …

Donald Trump

Video of anti-Semitic attack sparks outrage in Germany

Religious and political leaders condemned an attack on two men wearing kippas in an affluent Berlin neighborhood. One of the victims says he wore the Jewish head covering as a kind of experiment.<p>A video of the incident depicts one of three suspects hurling verbal abuse and striking one of the …

Israel

EPA inspector general opens new probe into Pruitt's travels

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general will investigate agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's use of his official security detail on recent personal trips, the latest in a string of congressional, White House and internal probes into his spending on security …

The White House

Welcome to Donald Trump’s Gelatin Presidency

The humiliation of Nikki Haley is the latest sign that this president has a severe deficit in leadership skills.<p>This week brought yet another …

Donald Trump

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

New poll shows Democrat leading in every Arizona Senate matchup

Kyrsten Sinema is polling ahead of Republicans Martha McSally, Kelli Ward, and Joe Arpaio.<p>If Democrats have any hope of retaking the Senate in 2018 while facing an unfavorable map, the Arizona Senate race is a must-win. According to a new survey, the top Democrat there has a real shot to flip …

Senate Race

Krishanti Vignarajah Wants to Be the First Woman Governor of Maryland

She's the daughter of immigrants and a new mom.<p>People like to tell Krishanti Vignarajah she has a lot of nerve. She’s never held public office, she has a baby less than a year old, and, here she is, at 38, vying to be the first woman in history to be governor of Maryland. “So many people told me …

Sexual Harassment

These 10 Essential Cucumber Recipes Are Extra Easy

It's hard to beat the cool refreshment cucumbers provide. The water-packed veggie is not only wonderfully crisp, but its mild flavor also makes it …

Whole Grain

Chuck Schumer to Unveil Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana at the Federal Level

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is planning to introduce a bill on Friday that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, he said in a …

Cannabis

Pioneering physician Asperger sent children to their deaths, study claims

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hans Asperger has been recognized for decades for his groundbreaking studies on child psychiatry and pediatrics.<p>But the physician for whom Asperger's syndrome was named also actively cooperated with the Nazi regime's euthanasia program, according to a study published Thursday in the journal …

Autism

Replacing ousted Cabinet heads has become harder than Trump planned

First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter<p>WASHINGTON — When President Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson a month ago (it seems much longer than that, right?), he and his team probably didn’t …

Donald Trump

James Comey's unforgivable error

<b>(CNN) —</b> At the end of an interview with CNN Thursday afternoon, former FBI Director James Comey was asked by Jake Tapper about his unusual place in American politics as a man equally "reviled" by partisans of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.<p>Clinton's most ardent supporters insist Comey had it …

Donald Trump

Nazi submarine that ‘smuggled Hitler to South America’ discovered near Denmark

<b>A missing German submarine said to have taken the defeated Nazi leaders to South America after the second world war has been discovered after 73</b> …

History

Boy asks pope if atheist father is in heaven

Pope Francis consoled a young boy who told him that his father didn't believe in God before he died. The boy asked the Pope if his father could still be in heaven.

Faith

After prison riot where 7 died, South Carolina has plan to block illegal cellphone use

ANDERSON, S.C. — Inmates at the South Carolina prison that was overtaken by a deadly outburst of violence this week should be unable to use illegal cellular phones by the end of next month.<p>Equipment to block that cellphone use, which officials blamed with helping spark and spread the violence, was …

South Carolina

Republicans are actively interfering in the Mueller probe to protect Trump

<b>THE MORNING PLUM:</b><p>One of the big political questions of the moment is this: Will GOP congressional leaders act to protect special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation against President Trump’s threats to hamstring or kill it?<p>But in a way, this question, while important, doesn’t really get …

Donald Trump

GOP House Chairmen Say James Comey's Memos Prove There Was no Obstruction

The Republican chairmen of three House committees say memos written by former FBI Director James Comey recounting conversations with President Donald …

Donald Trump

Trump declared he's running again. Many Republicans aren't ready to back him.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A wide array of House and Senate Republicans are not yet ready to endorse President Donald Trump's bid for a second term, a reflection of the deep uncertainty on Capitol Hill over his political standing amid growing problems at home and abroad.<p>In interviews with a cross-section …

Republicans

Homemade DIY Taco Seasoning Recipe

Snacking at home on repeats with friends? I am sure tacos, nachos and chips are your favourites then, right? To make your snacking hour more …

Cooking

Trump Allies Worry Michael Cohen Is a Ticking Time Bomb

The question being asked is not whether Trump or Cohen committed any crimes, but whether Cohen will flip on his boss when prosecutors turn up the heat.<p>“I’m the guy who protects the president and the family. I’m the guy who would take a bullet for the president,” <b>Michael Cohen,</b> longtime personal …

Donald Trump

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