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Scars, unexploded bombs have lingered since Philippine siege
SFGATE 2 hours ago
Weeds grow on the ruins of Marawi city in southern Philippines exactly a year after Filipino Muslim militants laid siege in the city Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Philippine officials say hundreds of displaced residents remain in emergency shelters as the threat of militants and unexploded bombs lingers in the ruins of a southern city that was held by Islamic State group-aligned fighters for five months last year.

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Business Highlights
Reading Eagle Reading, PAcached 6 hours ago
Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald issued the written decision Wednesday. In ruling, she said no government official - including the president - is above the law.

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White House: Justice-House GOP meeting will go on as planned, bipartisan meeting slated for after recess
CNN 3 hours ago
The meeting for Nunes and Gowdy has sparked condemnation from Democrats in both the House and Senate. "I think senior staff at the White House are still generally of the view that it's better not to escalate.".

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Malcolm Jenkins says NFL anthem decision won't silence him or stop him from fighting
UPI.com 2 hours ago
Goodell echoed Jenkins' sentiment when it came to patriotism. "For me, I always stand for the anthem," Peko told reporters.

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Hawaii volcano generates blue flames from burning methane
San Antonio Express-Newscached 2 hours ago
HONOLULU (AP) - Blue flames from burning methane are the latest natural phenomena being seen at the eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. This photo from video from the U.S. Geological Survey shows blue burning flames of methane gas erupting through cracks on Kahukai Street in the Leilani Estates neighborhood of Pahoa on the island of Hawaii during the overnight hours of Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

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NKorea says Pence remarks were 'stupid,' willing to not meet
NewsTimes 2 hours ago
TOKYO (AP) - North Korea said Thursday recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were "stupid" and "ignorant" and again warned it was willing to pull out of a planned summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. Choe Son Hui, the vice minister of foreign affairs, was quoted Thursday by the North's state-run news agency slamming comments Pence made in an interview with Fox News that compared North Korea to Libya, saying they showed that he does not understand North Korea's situation.

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Sonoma County readies for Memorial Day
Santa Rosa Press Democrat 3 hours ago
By Saturday afternoon it'll be 70, 78 on Sunday and near 80 Memorial Day, meteorologist Scott Rowe said. Though it's nearly a month before summer officially arrives, the three-day Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of beach runs and river trips in Sonoma County, and the promise of warmer temperatures has amped up anticipation.

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Donald Trump's MS-13 'animals' rhetoric overshadows border security push
Washington Timescached 2 hours ago
“They are coming to the defense of MS-13,” the president said. The links between MS-13 and immigration have become clearer in recent years.

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It's money, not patriotism, fueling NFL's crackdown on players kneeling during national anthem
The Denver Postcached 3 hours ago
“I'm going to stand for the national anthem. The new anthem policy is born not out of patriotism but the ardent defense of the bottom line.

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Uber ends self-driving program in Arizona after fatal crash
santafenewmexican.comcached 4 hours ago
Uber had suspended testing of its self-driving vehicles in Arizona, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto while regulators investigated the cause of a March 18 crash that killed 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Ariz. It marked the first death involving a fully autonomous vehicle, raising questions about the safety of computer-controlled cars being built by Uber and dozens of other companies, including Google spin-off Waymo. In a Wednesday statement, Uber said its self-driving cars will return to Pittsburgh this summer.

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New hints suggest Mueller's probe could be in home stretch
Newsdaycached 2 hours ago
There's at least one big piece of unfinished business for special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation: an interview with President Donald Trump. The bet is that if Mueller's findings go against him, that could discourage any attempt to remove him.

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Cards notebook: Molina slowly increases activity; Helsley shines in Memphis
stltoday.comcached 3 hours ago
Overall this season, Helsley is 4-2 with a 3.76 ERA in nine starts. In each of his starts for Memphis, Helsley has pitched at least seven innings and struck out at least seven, and he's allowed a total of four hits.

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IRS takes aim at Cuomo plan to ease burden of new federal tax law on NY
Newsdaycached 3 hours ago
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service issued a warning Wednesday to taxpayers in New York and other high-tax states whose governors have come up with plans to help taxpayers avoid new limits on federal deductions for state and local taxes. But IRS and Treasury Department officials urged caution on Wednesday, issuing a public notice that the departments plan to issue new guidance on the use of charitable contributions as a tax workaround.

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Rockets return home for Game 5 against Warriors
NewsTimescached 2 hours ago
We got it, so now it's a three-game series.". HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Rockets have a chance to take their first lead in the Western Conference finals with a victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.

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Jared Kushner receives permanent White House clearance
UPI.com 2 hours ago
May 23 (UPI) -- White House senior adviser and President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was granted permanent White House security clearance, his lawyer confirmed Wednesday. The permanent clearance allows Kushner to view guarded White House information including Trump's daily intelligence briefing and intelligence on Israelis and Palestinians.

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Trump Orders Probe to Consider Tariffs on U.S. Auto Imports
Bloomberg.com 1 hour ago
President Donald Trump ordered his Commerce Department to consider a probe into whether car and truck imports threaten U.S. national security, a move that could lead the U.S. to slap fresh tariffs on foreign vehicles. The Trump administration is already embroiled in trade disputes on a number of fronts.

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Fed Minutes Released, Continuing an Ascending Triangle Pattern in Gold
KITCO 5 hours ago
The minutes suggested that a June rate hike was highly probable. The minutes also reported that the criteria for determining rate hikes remain unchanged.

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The Latest: Milwaukee NAACP head: No reason to use stun gun
timesunion.com 2 hours ago
Officers used a stun gun on Brown after encountering him in a Walgreens parking lot. The Milwaukee Bucks say they are standing with guard Sterling Brown.

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Pentagon disinvites China from major naval exercise over South China Sea buildup
Chicago Tribunecached 2 hours ago
'China's militarization of the South China Sea deserves to be penalized, not rewarded,' he said. Cronin said the decision was unlikely to alter China's plans for the South China Sea.

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My Complicated Affair Reading Philip Roth
HuffPost 4 hours ago
Instead of reading newer Roth I began arguing about him. I kept reading the early work, but my fascination waned, replaced by frustration.

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Mayor Stahura: Whiting is a small city with bright future; Lakeshore Chamber members hear about its progress
nwitimes.comcached 1 hour ago
“This grant was critical to where we are in Whiting today,” Stahura said. He talked about the city's future at Wednesday's Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Dynasty Banquet Hall.

Woman critically hurt after being hit by light-rail trains in St. Paul
StarTribune.comcached 1 hour ago
A woman was in critical condition Wednesday night after she was hit by two light-rail trains while trying to cross University Avenue at Snelling Avenue in St. Paul against the stoplight. Paramedics took her to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

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