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New Orleans reporter Nancy Parker killed in plane crash while shooting story

New Orleans reporter Nancy Parker killed in plane crash while shooting storyNew Orleans reporter Nancy Parker was killed in a plane crash Friday after the aircraft she was shooting a story in went down in near an airport.



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The Latest: Reporter ID'd in New Orleans small plane crash

The Latest: Reporter ID'd in New Orleans small plane crashA New Orleans TV journalist and the pilot of a small plane are dead after their aircraft went down in a field near a city airport. WVUE-TV confirms that Nancy Parker, a reporter and anchor at the television station for 23 years, was killed in the crash Friday afternoon near Lakefront Airport. A Federal Aviation Administration statement says the plane was a 1983 Pitts S-2B aircraft that it crashed about a half mile south of the airport under unknown circumstances.



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Inside locked down Kashmir, a reporter finds fear and chaos

Inside locked down Kashmir, a reporter finds fear and chaosOn a normal day, it would have been a smooth journey from the airport in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, to my family home in the northern town of Baramulla. The part that India controls is now under an unprecedented security crackdown to prevent an uprising after the central government in New Delhi unexpectedly stripped the region’s special constitutional status, the last vestige of real autonomy for the predominantly Muslim region that is claimed by both India and Pakistan.



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Biden lashes out at reporter who suggested he misquoted Trump on Charlottesville

Biden lashes out at reporter who suggested he misquoted Trump on CharlottesvilleAt the Iowa State Fair, the former vice president snapped at a Breitbart radio host who said he misquoted President Trump's infamous statement saying there were "very fine people on both sides" of the deadly clash between neo-Nazis and counterprotesters.



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Trump unleashes furious tirade at reporter after being asked about indictment: ‘You’re at the top of the list!’

Trump unleashes furious tirade at reporter after being asked about indictment: ‘You’re at the top of the list!’Donald Trump has furiously berated two journalists for asking about the possibility of him being indicted after leaving office, labelling them as purveyors of ”fake news”.The president was speaking to a group of reporters following Robert Mueller‘s closely watched testimony before two congressional committees on Wednesday.During the session the former special counsel confirmed that Mr Trump could be charged with obstruction of justice once he left office.“Could you charge the president with a crime after he left office?” Ken Buck, a Republican congressman, asked Mr Mueller.“Yes,” the former special counsel said in reply.“You believe that you could charge the president of the United States with obstruction of justice after he left office?”“Yes,” Mr Mueller said again.But the president insisted that Mr Mueller had corrected his answer, in an angry tirade at political journalists later in the day.“When you saw Robert Mueller’s statement, the earlier statement and then he did a recap, he did a correction later on in the afternoon,” he said when Hallie Jackson, a journalist at NBC News, asked him about the possibility of an indictment.“And you know what that correction was and you still asked the question, you know why? Because you’re fake news and you’re one of the worst.“And let me just tell you – the fact that you even asked that question, you’re fake news because you know what, he totally corrected himself in the afternoon and you know that just as well as anybody.”The president appeared to be confusing Mr Mueller’s response to Ken Buck with his separate answer to Ted Lieu. During the first hearing Mr Lieu asked if the special counsel had not indicted Mr Trump because of an Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) memo, which argues that you cannot indict a sitting president.The OLC is an agency which operates within the US justice department.Mr Lieu asked: “I’d like to ask you the reason, again, that you did not indict Donald Trump is because of OLC opinion stating that you cannot indict a sitting president, correct?”“That is correct,” Robert Mueller said.But the 74-year-old clarified his remarks later in the day.“(W)hat I want to clarify is we did not make any determination with regard of culpability in any way. We did not start that process down the road,” he said at the beginning of his appearance before the House Intelligence Committee.Mr Mueller did not correct his answer to Mr Buck, but the president repeatedly insisted that he had in later exchanges with reporters.“He didn’t say that,” Mr Trump said to a second journalist who asked him about the indictment remarks.“Again, you’re fake news and you’re right at the top of the list also.“Let me just tell you…read his correction. Read his correction! If you read his correction you’ll find out. That’s why people don’t deal with you, because you’re not an honest reporter.”Yamiche Alcindor, PBS White House correspondent, said the president had also lashed out at her.“I quoted Robert Mueller directly to President Trump and he replied that I was being “untruthful” in my question. He was totally wrong,” she said on Twitter.Despite Mr Mueller’s testimony there is little sign Democrats will start impeachment proceedings against the president, although Representative Lori Trahan joined 90 others calling for an impeachment inquiry.Nancy Pelosi, the house speaker, opposes moving forward on impeachment for now. She said Democrats wanted to assemble the strongest case possible, focusing her remarks on Trump’s personal finances and his business connections.“One of those connections could be to the Russians and that’s what we want to find out,” she said.Members of Congress are expected to leave Washington at the end of the week for a long summer break, returning in September.Additional reporting by agencies



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Arrested reporter slams conditions at US detention centers

Arrested reporter slams conditions at US detention centersA Spanish-language reporter who was recently released from immigration custody said Wednesday he was held for 15 months in detention centers that were plagued by insects and he had to bathe with cold water from water hoses. During a news conference, Manuel Duran discussed what he called inhumane conditions at immigration detention facilities in Louisiana and Alabama. Duran was released from an Alabama facility on bail last week as immigration courts consider his request for asylum.



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Kellyanne Conway challenges reporter who questioned Trump's tweet: 'What's your ethnicity?'

Kellyanne Conway challenges reporter who questioned Trump's tweet: 'What's your ethnicity?'The counselor to the president lashed out at a White House reporter who pressed her on President Trump’s tweets saying four Democratic congresswomen of color should “go back” to their home countries.



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Kellyanne Conway Snaps Back at Reporter: ‘What’s Your Ethnicity?’

Kellyanne Conway Snaps Back at Reporter: ‘What’s Your Ethnicity?’When White House reporter Andrew Feinberg posed a question to Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday about the president’s racist tweets against the four congresswomen known as the “Squad,” he found himself taken aback by her response. Feinberg, a reporter for the website BeltwayBreakfast.com, asked the White House counselor which countries President Donald Trump was referring to when he suggested Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar—all U.S. citizens—should “go back” to where they came from. Instead of answering that question, Conway asked him, “What’s your ethnicity?” “Uh… why is that relevant?” Feinberg asked before Conway interrupted him to say, “Because I’m asking you a question.”Kellyanne Conway Calls AOC a Liar for Claim That Migrants Are ‘Drinking Out of Toilets’After Conway shares that her ancestors are from Ireland and Italy, the reporter said, “My ethnicity is not relevant to the question I’m asking you.” Conway still would not answer Feinberg’s question, instead insisting that he question was relevant because Trump said “originally” from—he didn’t—and going on a rant about how “a lot of us are sick and tired in this country of America coming last,” echoing comments she made on Fox News earlier in the day about the “Squad” representing a “dark underbelly in this country.” In that same Fox interview, Conway distanced herself from her husband George Conway, whose latest Washington Post column is headlined: “Trump is a racist president.” Reached for comment, Feinberg told The Daily Beast, “It’s not the first time she’s responded to one of my questions with an irrelevant question, but this time was particularly bizarre.”“I just wanted to get back to what I was asking her about,” he added, “so I was glad she was able to confirm the president’s thinking on the matter.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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GOP candidate for governor in Mississippi says female reporter needs male chaperone

GOP candidate for governor in Mississippi says female reporter needs male chaperoneA Republican candidate for governor in Mississippi has banned a gay female reporter from riding along on a campaign trip unless she brought a male colleague to accompany her, citing concerns that the journalist could be used in a smear campaign alleging an extramarital affair.



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At annual call-in show, Vladimir Putin talks Western sanctions, arrested reporter and $390B infrastructure bill

At annual call-in show, Vladimir Putin talks Western sanctions, arrested reporter and $  390B infrastructure billAt his annual call-in show, Russian President Vladimir Putin backed a $ 390 billion spending program  to address an array of complaints by callers.



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