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Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Family members of President Trump, including his two sons, met for hours Thursday with Republican Party officials to discuss political strategy, ABC News has learned from sources with direct knowledge of the meeting.

The president’s sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric, in addition to Eric’s wife, Lara, attended the meeting at Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., sources told ABC News.

The meeting was first reported by the Washington Post, who said the Trump family members were invited by the RNC and that their appearance there bothered at least two prominent Republicans over questions of whether the president’s sons should be involved in high-level party discussions considering they run the Trump real estate business

The Post reported that some other people familiar with the meeting thought it was fine for Trump family members who helped with the president’s election campaign to offer their views ahead of the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 presidential race.

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ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A campaign rally with President Trump on June 1 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been postponed “due to an unforeseen change in President Trump’s schedule,” according to the Trump campaign team.

“Stay tuned for information on a rescheduled date early next week. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused,” an email sent from the Trump campaign read. “President Trump will see you in Iowa very soon.”

Since taking office in January, Trump has held rallies in Melbourne, Florida, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. His rally in Harrisburg marked his 100th day in office and was held the same evening as the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C.

The president enjoys appearing before large crowds of supporters.

“Life is a campaign,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One before his rally in Florida. “Making our country great again is a campaign.”

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David Becker/WireImage(SAVANNAH, Ga.) — Gregg Allman, co-founding lead singer, keyboardist and one of the main songwriters of the legendary The Allman Brothers Band, has died at age 69.

A statement on Allman’s official website reads, in part, “It is with deep sadness that we announce that Gregg Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia.

“Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years. During that time, Gregg considered being on the road playing music with his brothers and solo band for his beloved fans, essential medicine for his soul. Playing music lifted him up and kept him going during the toughest of times.”

The website statement concludes, “The family will release a statement soon, but for now ask for privacy during this very difficult time.”

Allman cancelled all his 2017 tour dates in March, at the time of his death he was working on a solo album, Southern Blood, recorded with his back up band at FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals and produced by Don Was.

Allman formed The Allman Brothers Band in 1969 in Jacksonville, Florida, with his older brother Duane, guitarist Dickey Betts, bassist Berry Oakley Jr., and drummers Butch Trucks and Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson. The band combined blues, soul, jazz and gospel influences en route to becoming one of the most popular and influential Southern rock acts of all time.

Gregg Allman’s soulful vocals and Hammond organ were key ingredients in the group’s sound, while he also wrote or co-wrote many of the band’s enduring signature hits, including “Whipping Post,” “Midnight Rider,” “Melissa” and “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More.”

The band was shaken by the deaths Duane Allman and Oakley in motorcycle accidents in November 1971 and November 1972, respectively, but continued on with a number of lineup changes before temporarily disbanding in 1976.

The Allman Brothers reunited a few times during the ensuing years. While internal squabbles and other issues led to more roster shakeups — including the 2000 departure of Betts — the lineup solidified in the early 2000s and the group continued until calling it quits in October 2014.

Gregg Allman also had a successful solo career that paralleled his work with the Allmans, including his 1987 rock hit “I’m No Angel” and his acclaimed 2011 album, Low Country Blues.

Allman struggled with addiction and alcohol abuse, and in 2010 underwent a liver transplant. He also had a turbulent love life, marrying and divorcing five times, including a high-profile four-year marriage during the 1970s to Cher.

Gregg Allman and the rest of the Allman Brothers were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2012. Shortly before his death, Allman had been busy touring with his solo backing band, and had recorded a new album that’s expected out in early 2017.

Gregg Allman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Allman Brothers Band in 1995, and was welcomed into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2015.

According to his website, Allman is survived by “his wife, Shannon Allman; his children, Devon, Elijah Blue, Delilah Island Kurtom and Layla Brooklyn Allman; three grandchildren; his niece, Galadrielle Allman; lifelong friend Chank Middleton, and a large extended family.”

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Amana Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — One New York City police officer may want to trade in his uniform for a basketball jersey.

Officer Garthlette James was on duty Friday in the NYPD’s 50th precinct, which covers several neighborhoods in the Bronx, when he stopped in front of a basketball court, a now-viral video shows.

He then asks for a ball to attempt a seemingly impossible shot from outside the basketball court.

“We’re going to make it. Trust,” he says in the video to naysayers.

After three dribbles, the 29-year-old officer fires off the shot from the sidewalk — and it goes in.

Cheers erupt from the court, the video depicts.

The officer, who has been with the department more than five years, celebrated with a huge grin.

See the shot in the video below.

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Hunter Martin/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning died overnight at the age of 85, the Philadelphia Phillies announced Saturday.

Over a 17-year career, Bunning pitched for the Detroit Tigers, Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1955 to 1971. He was one of only 18 Major League Baseball pitchers to throw a perfect game in recent times. In 1996, the nine-time All-Star was chosen for the Hall of Fame by the Veteran’s Committee.

He was the second pitcher to record 100 wins and 1,000 strikeouts in the American and National leagues.

We mourn the passing of Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. Senator. He was 85. pic.twitter.com/NVTdhQuYmr

— MLB (@MLB) May 27, 2017

After his baseball career, Bunning turned to politics. He became the only member of the Baseball Hall of Fame to serve in Congress.

The Kentucky Republican retired from the Senate after two terms, but he served 12 years in the House. He did not seek re-election in 2010.

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iStock/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) — A man is in custody in Portland, Oregon, in connection with stabbings on a light-rail train that left two people dead and one injured after commuters tried to calm the suspect who was yelling what police said “would best be characterized as hate speech.”

Jeremy Joseph Christian of North Portland is being held without bail at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of aggravated murder, attempted murder, intimidation in the second degree and felon in possession of a restricted weapon. Christian, 35, will be arraigned Monday at the Multnomah County Courthouse, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

Police said multiple officers responded to a report of a disturbance on an eastbound light-rail train involving a man who stabbed two people on Friday around 4:30 p.m. local time. While en route to the scene, officers learned that the suspect had exited the train and was fleeing the area on foot toward a hospital, police said.

Upon arriving at the station where the train had stopped, officers found three stabbing victims and immediately began administering treatment onsite until medical personnel arrived, police said.

One of the victims, an adult male, died at the scene. The other two victims were transported to a hospital in Portland, where one was pronounced dead and the other was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

More photos of the deadly stabbing at Hollywood Transit Center from #Chopper2. Info: https://t.co/WBtMpVFWoY pic.twitter.com/NpZ48oVc7z

— KATU News (@KATUNews) May 27, 2017

The Oregon State Medical Examiner was scheduled to conduct autopsies on the two deceased victims late Saturday morning. After the autopsies, police said the identities of all three victims will be released.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — It’s been nearly seven months since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump. Now, she’s re-emerging onto the national scene to give a window into her post-election life.

New York magazine released on Friday next week’s cover story, in which Clinton shares her reflections on the campaign, election night, sexism, James Comey, and slew of other topics.

Below, excerpts from the the 8,000-word-plus article:

ON TRUMP’S DECISION TO FIRE FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY:
“I am less surprised than I am worried… Not that he shouldn’t have been disciplined. And certainly the Trump campaign relished everything that was done to me in July and then particularly in October.” But “having said that, I think what’s going on now is an effort to derail and bury the Russia inquiry, and I think that’s terrible for our country.”

ON LISTENING TO TRUMP’S INAUGURATION SPEECH: “It was a really painful cry to his hard-core supporters that he wasn’t changing… The ‘carnage’ in our country? It was a very disturbing moment. I caught Michelle Obama’s eye, like, What is going on here? I was sitting next to George and Laura Bush, and we have our political differences, but this was beyond any experience any of us had ever had.”

ON HER FEELINGS ON ELECTION NIGHT:
“This was a crushing, devastating blow… I just thought we had to get through this with a level of dignity and integrity, and there’d be plenty of time to try to figure out what went wrong and what we could have done differently, but for that moment we just had to stick to the ritualistic process: Okay, when I was sure, I have to call Trump. I want to call Obama. And then I have to figure out what I’m gonna do the next day… I had to get through that before I could go, ‘What the hell just happened?’ and be angry and upset. And be disappointed and feel I let people down and feel everything that I felt.”

Next week’s cover: Hillary Clinton, profiled by @rtraister, photographed by @lynseyaddario https://t.co/7CXHdmRizw. pic.twitter.com/4eOgR4P0xM

— NYMag PR (@nymagPR) May 26, 2017

ON THOSE WHO SAY SHE WASN’T LIKABLE ENOUGH: “Well, this is the joke… You gotta be authentic! So you go out and try to be as effective as you can in presenting yourself and demonstrating the qualifications you have for the job, but you’re always walking a line about what will find approval from the general population and what won’t. It’s trial and error.”

ON SEXISM DURING THE CAMPAIGN: “Once I moved from serving someone — a man, the president — to seeking that job on my own, I was once again vulnerable to the barrage of innuendo and negativity and attacks that come with the territory of a woman who is striving to go further.”

ON PROGRESSIVE GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING: “It has to be sustained… And here is my big worry. The other side is sustained by greed and hate and power and ideology, and they never quit. They get up every day looking to take advantage and drive their agenda forward.”

ON LESSONS TO BE LEARNED FROM HER CAMPAIGN:
“Whoever comes next, this is not going to end. Republicans learned that if you suppress votes you win?… So take me out of the equation as a candidate. You know, I’m not running for anything. Put me into the equation as somebody who has lived the lessons that people who care about this country should probably pay attention to.”

ON MOVING FORWARD: “Forget the detractors, forget the kibitzers, forget the nasty guys and women… And figure out how we communicate with people who feel what we’ve been talking about, who know there’s something much bigger than me and my campaign. The values that 66 million people voted for are worth fighting for.”

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AJ Schalk(NEW YORK) — One school made sure that a student’s furry friend was remembered in the yearbook.

Andrew “AJ” Schalk, 16, a junior at Stafford High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia, goes to school every day with his service dog, Alpha.

Schalk told ABC News that he and Alpha, a black Labrador, were paired Jan. 2, 2014, after Schalk was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on July 9, 2009.

Getting Alpha was a community affair, as Schalk had to raise $25,000 to get his dog trained properly, and leaned on his classmates along with his parents’ co-workers and friends.

He said of Alpha, “He can predict 20 to 40 minutes before my blood sugar goes low or high, and that saves me from huge blood sugar spikes and drops and also benefits my health overall.”

So when Alpha was finally able to accompany Schalk at Stafford High starting last year, he said, the students “were so excited to see him in the hallways,” adding that students had been hearing about him for years, thanks to multiple fundraisers.

The students took to Alpha so much, they wanted to include him in the 2017 yearbook.

Schalk recalled the students “loved the idea of having him in there because he’s been such a big part of the Stafford community. It was so easy to get him in.”

Principal Joseph Lewis said in a statement to ABC News that including Alpha in the yearbook “was just fun to do.”

“Beyond this, Alpha is just a part of everyday school life here at Stafford High School, as much as any student is,” the statement continued.

they put his service dog in the yearbook i’m CRYING pic.twitter.com/yU47kpKnwA

— diana bloom (@nycstheplacetob) May 18, 2017

Schalk said he loved the way Alpha’s photo turned out, with his head barely in the box.

“It’s quite funny,” he said. “I love it.”

Schalk said it’s important for his community to know that not only is Alpha a “great companion” but also that “he’s saved my life before.”

“Service dogs are very important, and Alpha has had a great benefit in my life,” he said. “You wouldn’t think that having a disability is a blessing … but Alpha has turned a disability into a much more positive experience for me.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE
Miami 8, L.A. Angels, 5

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Oakland 4, N.Y. Yankees 1
Toronto 7, Texas 6
Kansas City 6, Cleveland 4
Boston 3, Seattle 0
Tampa Bay 5, Minnesota 2
Houston 2, Baltimore 0
Detroit at Chicago White Sox, postponed

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 5, Philadelphia 2
Washington 5, San Diego 1
N.Y. Mets 8, Pittsburgh 1
Arizona 4, Milwaukee 2, 10 Innings
Colorado 10, St. Louis 0
L.A. Dodgers 4, Chicago Cubs 0
Atlanta 2, San Francisco 0

WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Minnesota 82, Connecticut 68
Washington 88, Chicago 79
Seattle 87, N.Y. Liberty 81

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iStock/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) — A man is in custody in Portland, Oregon, in connection with stabbings on a light-rail train that left two people dead and one injured after commuters tried to calm the suspect who was yelling what police said “would best be characterized as hate speech.”

Jeremy Joseph Christian of North Portland is being held without bail and is to be arraigned Monday, authorities said.

“This investigation started on Friday, May 26, 2017, at 4:30 p.m., when North Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to the report of a disturbance on an eastbound MAX train at the Hollywood Transit Station involving a male who stabbed two other people,” reads a statement by the Portland Police Department. “Multiple officers responded to the area and, while en route, learned that the suspect got off the train and was leaving the area on foot towards Providence Medical Center.”

Police and EMS workers arrived at the Hollywood Transit Station and found three victims who were stabbed.

One victim — an adult male — died at the scene.

The other two victims were transported to a local hospital, where one was pronounced dead and the other was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

More photos of the deadly stabbing at Hollywood Transit Center from #Chopper2. Info: https://t.co/WBtMpVFWoY pic.twitter.com/NpZ48oVc7z

— KATU News (@KATUNews) May 27, 2017

The suspect was located by officers and taken into custody. He received medical treatment and was turned over to homicide detectives.

The Portland Police Department said in its statement that “preliminary information indicates that the suspect was on the MAX train yelling various remarks that would best be characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions. At least two of the victims attempted to intervene with the suspect and calm him down. The suspect attacked the men, stabbing three, before leaving the train.

Police said witnesses told them of two young women — “possibly Muslim” — who were on the train at the time of the disturbance and attack, but left prior to police arrival. The young women have not been identified, but one was described as wearing a hijab.

The identities of the suspect and victims have not yet been released. The investigation is ongoing.

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