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Gunmen In Philippines Take Hostages, Including Priest: Church

Gunmen In Philippines Take Hostages, Including Priest: Church

It was also reported that Rodrigo Duterte reduced the visit to Russian Federation and imposed martial law on the island of Mindanao . In a private phone call with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte last month, President Donald Trump praised the way Duterte has handled drug crimes in the Philippines, according to reports in the Washington Post and The Intercept .


Minnesota to play Providence in Gavitt Tipoff Games

Minnesota to play Providence in Gavitt Tipoff Games

Last year, the Gophers knocked off St. John's, 92-86, at Williams Arena in the final game of the event. The game time has not been determined. All Gavitt Tipoff Games will be televised by Fox Sports 1 or Big Ten Network. In other match-ups, Purdue faces Marquette, Maryland hosts Butler, Northwestern hosts Creighton, Indiana heads to Seton Hall, St. John's hosts Nebraska, Wisconsin hosts Xavier and Illinoi hosts DePaul.


Mike Pence Notre Dame Commencement Speech Draws Protests

Mike Pence Notre Dame Commencement Speech Draws Protests

Though the Notre Dame protesters did not specifically mention abortion, they said they were angry at Pence for "marginaliz [ing] our vulnerable sisters and brothers for their religion, skin color or sexual orientation". A group of Fighting Irish graduates stood up and began to walk out as soon as Pence began speaking. More than 1,700 alumni signed a letter stating their disappointment with the school's selection of Pence as commencement speaker.


Flynn Has Not Responded to Subpoena: Senate Intel Chair

Flynn Has Not Responded to Subpoena: Senate Intel Chair

The Senate committee is one of several on Capitol Hill investigating possible collusion between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. The new headlines were a fresh indication that Trump would not be able to change the subject from what appears to be an intensifying investigation reaching toward the president and his inner circle.



Pope urges Trump to be global peacemaker

After the meeting between President Trump and the Pope, the Vatican said there had been an "exchange of views" on global issues. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said terrorism and climate change were discussed. The U.S. president gave Francis literature by Martin Luther King Jr., while the pope also gave him an emblem of an olive tree, symbolic of the mission of pursuing peace.