Day: June 12, 2019

How Game 5’s biggest moments will shape Game 6 – ESPN

How Game 5’s biggest moments will shape Game 6 – ESPN

9:05 AM ETZach LoweESPN Senior Writer Everyone who attended Game 5 of these strange NBA Finals, a series that has swung wildly from dull (Game 3) to incredibly intense (Game 5), is still shell-shocked to some degree.The game, and probably the series, will be remembered for Kevin Durant’s ruptured Achilles — the decision to play…

Trump asserts executive privilege to bewitch census documents secret as Home considers contempt for Barr, Ross – USA TODAY

Trump asserts executive privilege to bewitch census documents secret as Home considers contempt for Barr, Ross – USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump asserted executive privilege Wednesday to keep secret the documents related to adding a citizenship question to the census as a House panel voted to hold two Cabinet members in contempt for defying subpoenas for the documents.In a further escalation of conflicts between Congress and the administration, the Oversight and Reform Committee voted 24-15…

Trump boasted about his ‘secret’ take care of Mexico whereas waving a allotment of paper explaining precisely how it works – AOL

Trump boasted about his ‘secret’ take care of Mexico whereas waving a allotment of paper explaining precisely how it works – AOL

Donald Trump boasted that details of his new Mexico deal were “secret,” but wafted notes around showing how it worked.Trump addressed reporters outside the White House on Tuesday, and repeatedly got out a white A4 sheet which bore details of Friday’s deal.Zoomed-in photographs taken by news agencies captured several sections of text, which reveal some…

College Admissions Scandal: John Vandemoer To Be Sentenced – NPR

College Admissions Scandal: John Vandemoer To Be Sentenced – NPR

Former Stanford University sailing coach John Vandemoer outside Boston federal court in March. Scott Eisen/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Scott Eisen/Getty Images Former Stanford University sailing coach John Vandemoer outside Boston federal court in March. Scott Eisen/Getty Images Former Stanford University sailing coach John Vandemoer will be sentenced in federal court in Boston on…

Trump Asserts Govt Privilege on 2020 Census Paperwork – The New York Times

Trump Asserts Govt Privilege on 2020 Census Paperwork – The New York Times

Politics|Trump Asserts Executive Privilege on Census Documents Ahead of House Committee Contempt VoteImageThe Trump administration has called a House investigation an attempt to meddle in the legal fight over a question about citizenship on the census.CreditCreditGabriella Demczuk for The New York TimesWASHINGTON — President Trump invoked executive privilege to block access by Congress to documents…

Rich Paul: NBA free agency belongs to LeBron’s agent – Sports Illustrated

Rich Paul: NBA free agency belongs to LeBron’s agent – Sports Illustrated

Late one late March afternoon NBA player agent Rich Paul, 38, whose professional manner swings between stone-faced cool and startling focus, is chewing through his third tangerine and detailing how he’s been singled out as the reason that two franchises, the league at large, and—why not?—American sports are going straight to hell when something reminds…

Trump promises Kim Jong Un safety from CIA spying – AOL

Trump promises Kim Jong Un safety from CIA spying – AOL

President Trump promised he wouldn’t allow the CIA to use spies against North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un after reports surfaced that Kim’s half brother had been a U.S. intelligence asset before he was assassinated in Malaysia.Kim Jong Nam was killed in February 2017 — allegedly while he was en route to meet a CIA…

Chief Justice John Roberts is able to display his cards – CNN

Chief Justice John Roberts is able to display his cards – CNN

Washington (CNN)With a deadline for nearly 30 cases looming and weighty issues of religion, gerrymandering and the 2020 census pending, Chief Justice John Roberts took his black leather chair at the bench this week and said three decisions were ready to be announced.It was a paltry total for a week in June, the final month…

Southern Baptist Conference Vows to Address Intercourse Abuse in Its Churches – The New York Cases

Southern Baptist Conference Vows to Address Intercourse Abuse in Its Churches – The New York Cases

ImageJennifer Weed, left, and Nisha Virani demonstrated outside the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday. Thousands of pastors voted to address the problem of sexual abuse after long refraining from suggested reforms.CreditCreditJulie Bennett/Associated PressBIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, opened…

Trump and Biden tap identical theme: Why are you so keen about me? – CNN

Trump and Biden tap identical theme: Why are you so keen about me? – CNN

Washington (CNN)Neither President Donald Trump nor his front-running Democratic foil could seem to believe it.”He said my name so many times that people couldn’t stand it anymore,” Trump exclaimed at an ethanol plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa, referring to his latest bête noire, former Vice President Joe Biden.”Apparently he had my speech on Air Force…

Hong Kong Protests: Council Delays Debate on Extradition Law – The New York Times

Hong Kong Protests: Council Delays Debate on Extradition Law – The New York Times

The police used pepper spray and water cannons against demonstrators, as tens of thousands of protesters surrounded the city’s Legislative Council. Right NowLawmakers were forced to delay a debate after protesters surrounded the Legislative Council. ImageProtesters occupied roads near Hong Kong’s Legislative Council building on Wednesday.CreditLam Yik Fei for The New York TimesProtesters block lawmakers…

Psychology Pupil Says He Has A Better Thought For Science Posters : Photographs – Effectively being Recordsdata – NPR

Psychology Pupil Says He Has A Better Thought For Science Posters : Photographs – Effectively being Recordsdata – NPR

Michigan State University doctoral student Mike Morrison has a redesign for scientific posters to spell out their main point in big, easy-to-read letters. Courtesy of Mike Morrison hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Mike Morrison Michigan State University doctoral student Mike Morrison has a redesign for scientific posters to spell out their main point in…

A top DOJ official factual outlined why the agency has all the pieces it needs to shuffle after Substantial Tech — and Fb, Google, and Amazon must composed be apprehensive – Industry Insider

A top DOJ official factual outlined why the agency has all the pieces it needs to shuffle after Substantial Tech — and Fb, Google, and Amazon must composed be apprehensive – Industry Insider

The nation’s antitrust laws provide enforcement officials with all the tools they need to promote competition in the tech industry, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim said Tuesday. Delrahim made the comments as the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are beginning to scrutinize Apple, Alphabet, Facebook, and Amazon. He also defended the DOJ…

Donald Trump lauds Kim Jong-un on summit anniversary as critics yowl immoral – Washington Instances

Donald Trump lauds Kim Jong-un on summit anniversary as critics yowl immoral – Washington Instances

On the eve of the first anniversary of his precedent-shattering summit in Singapore with Kim Jong-un, President Trump heaped fresh praise on the North Korean leader Tuesday even as critics, including some conservatives, complained that Pyongyang had made no real progress on denuclearization over the past year despite Mr. Trump’s intense personal diplomacy. Fiercely protective…

Justice Dept. to Congress: Help off contempt process, or Barr will assign a question to Trump to shield census documents – The Washington Put up

Justice Dept. to Congress: Help off contempt process, or Barr will assign a question to Trump to shield census documents – The Washington Put up

Attorney General William P. Barr is facing a House Oversight Committee vote to hold him and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) Matt Zapotosky National security reporter covering the Justice Department June 11 at 8:06 PM Attorney General William P. Barr will ask President Trump to assert executive privilege to shield documents from…

Ivan Golunov, Russian journalist beaten in custody over alleged drug offenses, will get charges dropped this day – CBS News

Ivan Golunov, Russian journalist beaten in custody over alleged drug offenses, will get charges dropped this day – CBS News

Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, charged with attempted drug-dealing, stands inside a defendants’ cage during a hearing at a court in Moscow on June 8, 2019. Getty Moscow — Russian police have dropped all charges against a prominent journalist five days after he was detained on controversial drug charges and beaten in custody. The abrupt change…

As bishops rating, prosecutors step up scrutiny of church – Fox News

As bishops rating, prosecutors step up scrutiny of church – Fox News

In this June 4, 2019, photo, Dana Nessel, Attorney General of Michigan, listens to a question from reporters in Detroit. Hundreds of boxes. Millions of records. From Texas to Michigan this month, attorneys general are sifting through “secret” files, nondisclosure agreements between the church and families, heart wrenching letters from parents begging for action, priests’…

House Approves Court Action to Put into model Subpoenas of Barr and McGahn – The Unique York Cases

House Approves Court Action to Put into model Subpoenas of Barr and McGahn – The Unique York Cases

Politics|House Approves Court Action to Enforce Democrats’ SubpoenasImageAttorney General William P. Barr testifying last month before Congress.CreditCreditErin Schaff/The New York TimesWASHINGTON — The House voted on Tuesday to authorize the Judiciary Committee to go to court to enforce two subpoenas related to Robert S. Mueller III’s inquiry — threatening to open a new legal front…