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Celine Dion's special Billboard performance

Celine Dion's special Billboard performance

Cher wowed the crowd at the Billboard Music Awards with an energetic performance on Sunday night (May 21), before accepting her Icon gong with a self-deprecating speech. Cher's outfit drew plenty of commentary on social media and on television, including on Good Morning Britain , where host Piers Morgan said he was not a fan.


Investigators at House Fire in Union

Investigators at House Fire in Union

He was the former manager of the J.J. Newberry department store in Rockland. Officials say the farmhouse is one of the oldest in Union. The State Police Fire Marshall's Office will be assisting in the investigation of the blaze. The man's name has not been released as authorities work to notify family members. When the first unit arrived on scene, it was a confirmed fire in a two-story home, and it was fully involved.


Court: Ranked choice voting runs afoul of Maine Constitution

Court: Ranked choice voting runs afoul of Maine Constitution

But Maine's constitution calls for candidates to be selected by plurality, in which the candidate with the most votes in an initial round of voting wins. The court is allowed to do so when a "solemn occasion" arises. Congress asks: Are federal employees overpaid? The Maine GOP praised the decision, saying that ranked-choice voting would have "undermine (d) the civic spirit and traditions of Maine's elections".



Trump sends to Congress $4.1 trillion budget plan

It restates the goals of the " skinny budget " the administration released in March, which was widely condemned by scientists and public health advocates. "We looked at this budget through the eyes of the people who are actually paying the bills", he said. An average of 44 million people received SNAP benefits in 2016, according to the Washington Post .



Special counsel a 'witch hunt,' Trump says; Senators briefed on Mueller

Trump has cited Rosenstein's memo on Comey as contributing to his decision to fire him, while Democrats have criticized Rosenstein for agreeing to write it. On the heels of a special counsel being named to oversee the Russian Federation probe, the Post report late Friday said law enforcement officials looking into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign have identified a senior White House adviser as a significant person of interest.


SPLC files lawsuit against Jackson, Yazoo City school districts

SPLC files lawsuit against Jackson, Yazoo City school districts

On May 23, the SPLC filed a lawsuit against MS on behalf of four African American mothers whose children attend public school in the state. "At Raines Elementary, which is more than 99 percent African-American, the paint is peeling off the walls, water spots are visible on the ceilings, and lunches sometimes have curdled milk and rotten fruit.