Tuesday, June 13, 2017

News 6-13-2017 Sessions, Rosenstein to testify, Mueller may be fired, says Trump friend

Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, according to a May letter that became public Monday.

Dennis Rodman says he's in North Korea to 'open a door'

ESPN - ‎6 hours ago‎
PYONGYANG, North Korea -- Dennis Rodman, the former NBA bad boy who has palled around with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, flew back to Pyongyang on Tuesday for the first time in Donald Trump's presidency.

Trump travel ban dealt another blow, faces high court next

Washington Post - ‎11 hours ago‎
SEATTLE - Another U.S. appeals court stomped on President Donald Trump's revised travel ban Monday, saying the administration violated federal immigration law and failed to provide a valid reason for keeping people from six mostly Muslim nations from ...

The Cavaliers lost soundly to the Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals. What do they do now?

SB Nation - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Cleveland isn't good enough to beat the Warriors, and it won't be easy to change that. by Tim Cato@tim_cato Jun 13, 2017, 7:45am EDT.

Trump's Cabinet, With a Prod, Extols the 'Blessing' of Serving Him

New York Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
Members of President Trump's cabinet paid tribute to him, one by one, during a cabinet meeting on Monday. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and THE WHITE HOUSE.

DC, Maryland sue Trump over alleged foreign payments in move Spicer suggests is 'partisan politics'

ABC News - ‎16 hours ago‎
The attorneys general of Washington, D.C., and Maryland filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday against President Donald Trump, alleging he violated the Constitution by allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments.

Trump friend floats possibility of firing special counsel in Russian probe

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
A friend of Donald Trump on Monday raised the politically explosive possibility that the president could take action to fire Robert S. Mueller III, the recently appointed special counsel tasked with looking into Russian meddling in last year's election ...

Suspected N.Korea drone photographed US missile defense site

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
SEOUL, South Korea - A suspected North Korean drone photographed a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea before it crashed near the border where it was found last week, Seoul's Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

Reality Check: Has the election changed EU views of Brexit?

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
As Theresa May negotiates with the Democratic Unionist Party after losing her Commons majority in last week's general election, has the view of Brexit changed in key EU capitals?

Panama Ends Diplomatic Ties With Taiwan, Teams Up With China

NBCNews.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING - Panama has severed its diplomatic ties with Taiwan and established them instead with China in a move derided by Taipei as a “diplomatic money game.

Virginia primary election: And now, Va. voters make their picks in test of post-Trump politics

Washington Post - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Virginians began voting Tuesday to select candidates for this fall's election of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and every seat in the House of Delegates, as well as other local offices.

North Royalton homicide suspect taken into custody after standoff

cleveland.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
A 45-year-old man was taken into custody early Tuesday morning after a standoff at this home on Valley Forge Drive in Brunswick.( Cliff Pinckard, cleveland.

Congressman-elect Gianforte gets anger management but no jail time for assaulting reporter

Washington Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte will perform community service and anger management classes but serve no jail time for body-slamming a reporter on the eve of his election last month.

Man freed from prison after finding new suspect – who looks just like him

WPXI Pittsburgh - ‎18 minutes ago‎
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Missouri man who served 17 years for an attempted purse snatching that he consistently denied committing has been released after he and his lawyers found an alternate suspect in a prisoner who looks just like him.

Tech stocks and Canadian dollar flash points as Fed meets

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
Traders work in front of the German share price index, DAX board, at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Staff/Remote.

Trump Administration Says Financial Watchdog Agency Should Be Defanged

New York Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, center, at a cabinet meeting at the White House on Monday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times.

British inflation jumps again in May, tightening squeeze on consumers

CNBC - ‎1 hour ago‎
British inflation unexpectedly jumped to its highest level in nearly four years in May, tightening the squeeze on consumers who now face the added worry of political uncertainty after last week's inconclusive election.

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