Trump Attends the Naval Graduation Ceremony; Armed Man Saves the Day, Killing Mass Shooter in Oklahoma
By: StaffMay 25, 2018
Here is the Daily Briefing for Friday, May 25, where we round up the day's biggest headlines for your perusal. Take a look.

Suspect in Custody After Shooting at Indiana Middle School

Police have one suspect in custody following a shooting that injured at least one person at Noblesville West Middle School in central Indiana Friday morning. The middle school, located 20 miles north of downtown Indianapolis, was placed on lockdown shortly before 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time, the Noblesville Fire Department reported. Police have not identified the suspect or possible additional injured. Noblesville is a town of 52,000 people, according to a 2010 Census count.


Trump Says June 12 Summit with Kim Jong Un Could Still Happen

President Trump suggested Friday that his June 12 summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, which he postponed Thursday, might still occur on the aforementioned date. “We’ll see what happens. It could even be the 12th. We're talking to them now,” the president told reporters before departing the White House for Annapolis, Md. “They very much want to do it. We'd like to do it. We’re going to see what happens.” In a statement following Trump’s withdrawal from the meeting, Kim Kye Gwan, a top official at North Korea’s Foreign Ministry, said the regime is still interested in meeting with Trump “at any time.”


Armed Man Saves the Day, Killing Mass Shooter in Oklahoma 

Oklahoma almost had to deal with a massacre involving a gun on Thursday night after an armed citizen took down a gunman who entered a restaurant and began shooting. According to Oklahoma City Police Captain Bo Mathews, a man walked into Louie's Grill & Bar in northwest Oklahoma City, Okla., and opened fire, striking two people. As the gunman was fleeing the scene, an armed bystander pursued the suspect, confronting the shooter outside the restaurant, and fatally shot the suspect with his pistol. Four people were injured in the shooting. The only death was the gunman himself, who has yet to be identified.


Rachel Dolezal, Woman Who Pretended to be Black, Charged with Welfare Fraud

Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP chapter leader who resigned from her position in 2015 after it was revealed that she was a white woman posing as African-American, is now facing felony theft charges for welfare fraud dating back to August 2015. An investigation into Dolezal was opened in March 2017 when officials learned that she wrote a book and deposited nearly $84,000 into her bank account without reporting it. After a yearlong inquiry, investigators found that she illegally collected nearly $9,000 in food and childcare welfare assistance from August 2015 to November 2017. During this time Dolezal, who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, had claimed that she was making less than $500 a month through child support payments and help from friends. Now she’s been charged with theft by welfare fraud, perjury, and false verification for public assistance.

Dem Lawmaker: Classified DOJ Meetings Were ‘Improper’

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Friday criticized the White House for setting up the two classified Justice Department briefings about the FBI's Russia investigation. Nadler told CNN, "The entire meeting was improper. The president demanded information he had no right to demand from [the] special counsel." The two briefings were called to address Trump's claims that the FBI "planted a spy" in his 2016 campaign.


Weinstein Formally Charged, Posts $1 Million Bail

Former Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein on Friday was barred from travel after posting a $1 million bail following his formal arrest on multiple sex crimes charges. After surrendering to New York police Friday morning, a handcuffed Weinstein entered a Manhattan courthouse where he gave up his passport and agreed to wear an ankle monitor, Variety magazine reports. Weinstein, 66, was formally charged with rape, criminal sex acts, sex abuse and sexual misconduct. He also agreed to stay within New York state or Connecticut. Facing a jail bond of $10 million, Weinstein reportedly paid $1 million in the form of a cashier's check to post bail.


Trump Attends the Naval Graduation Ceremony

The stage is set for more than 1,000 midshipmen inside Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to graduate and become officers in the Navy, Marine Corps, and other services. Under cloudless skies, the ceremony began around 10 a.m. President Donald Trump took the stage around 10:30 a.m. to address the 1,042 midshipmen, family members, and guests. Trump recognized the Brigade, who had a "tremendous year." The president also acknowledged the plebes, who on Monday completed the Herndon Monument climb to shed their freshmen moniker. "You are plebes no more,” Trump said. As his presidential motorcade arrived earlier, there were no signs of protest and no back turning when he took the stage. Cmdr. David McKinney, the academy spokesman, said there have been no explicit orders for midshipmen to avoid talking about Trump, but adds “everyone will be respectful” and that “he is the commander-in-chief.”


TagsGunsJustice DeparmentKim Jong UnMedia MadnessNational SecurityNavyNorth KoreaPoliticsSchool ShootingShootingTrumpU.S.White House
© 2018
Watch Listen Read Shop