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New Orleans Prepares To Take Down Statue Of Gen. Robert E. Lee

New Orleans Prepares To Take Down Statue Of Gen. Robert E. Lee

Earlier this month in Charlottesville, Virginia ― where the city council voted earlier this year to sell a statue of Lee ― a group of protesters led by white supremacist Richard Spencer circled Lee's statue carrying torches in a demonstration Mayor Mike Singer said harked "back to the days of the KKK".


Times Square Victim Remembered as a Delight to Know, but Reserved

Times Square Victim Remembered as a Delight to Know, but Reserved

That goes to his state of mind. During a brief court appearance in Manhattan criminal court on Friday, Judge Tamiko Amaker ordered Richard Rojas , 26, remanded, local media reported. Rojas jumped the curb at 7th Avenue and W. 42nd Street, according to police. Rojas was arrested at the scene on Thursday which resulted in the death of an 18-year-old tourist Alyssa Elsman , and left 22 others injured.



McCaskill among the more vocal Senators on investigation of Trump

The White House has said the firing was unrelated to the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, recently penned a letter to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, requesting access to Comey's notes when Trump allegedly asked him to pull the plug on the inquiry over Flynn.



Senior White House adviser under scrutiny in Russia investigation, Washington Post says

Comey was abruptly fired by Trump at a time when he was leading an investigation into whether the latter's election campaign had links with Russian Federation during the USA presidential polls a year ago. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver told reporters he might be the only Democrat who feels better after the briefing and felt "higher level of comfort" after hearing that Rosenstein is giving Mueller wide latitude "including latitude to investigate him" on how he handled Comey's firing.


Iowa to pay $6.5M to settle landmark sports bias lawsuits

Iowa to pay $6.5M to settle landmark sports bias lawsuits

Griesbaum filed a suit against the UI for gender discrimination, alleging that the Athletics Department pushed seven female employees out of the department, including Griesbaum and her partner Jane Meyer, former Senior Associate Athletics Director, as previously reported by The Daily Iowan .


Texas representative Green first to officially call for impeachment of Trump

Texas representative Green first to officially call for impeachment of Trump

On Tuesday, the New York Times reported on a leaked memo written by recently fired FBI director James Comey that claimed Trump asked the intelligence chief to stop an investigation into the then national security adviser Michael Flynn . We have an obligation to carry out our oversight, regardless of which party is in the White House. White House communications staffers were absent on television this morning and the president did not communicate on his Twitter account.