• Cornyn says he will stay in Senate, won't be FBI director
Cornyn says he will stay in Senate, won't be FBI director

Cornyn will hit his limit in January 2019 . "(Gov. Abbott) has to calculate what would serve his interest and his re-election best, and what would serve the interest of the Republican party in the long term. It could also re-open the door for Congressman Joaquin Castro , who decided not to challenge Sen. In Sen. Cornyn's full statement, he sai...

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  • Plane with New York CEO, 3 others, missing in Bahamas
Plane with New York CEO, 3 others, missing in Bahamas

The alarm was raised after the plane, which left from Puerto Rico in the afternoon, never arrived at its destination in Titusville, Florida. Believed to be on board are Jennifer Blumin and Nathan Ulrich from NY, and Blumin's 4-year-old and 10-year-old sons, according to the Coast Guard.

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  • Trump Threatens Fired FBI Director Comey With 'Tapes'
Trump Threatens Fired FBI Director Comey With 'Tapes'

Mr Trump's outburst came amid growing scrutiny over the White House's account of how Mr Comey was sacked, particularly its initial claim that Mr Trump had only fired him on the recommendation of his new deputy attorney-general Rod Rosenstein - a claim that Mr Trump laid out in his letter of dismissal.

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  • US needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess'
US needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess'

Mulvaney also defended the president's tweeted prescription for a shutdown in the next round of spending negotiations in September, saying "I think the president's tweet was that we might need a shutdown at some point to drive home that this place, that Washington needs to be fixed".

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  • Serena Williams, Biles join LA's 2024 Games bid
Serena Williams, Biles join LA's 2024 Games bid

The legacy of past Games is still visible around the city, especially with the Olympic cauldron from the 1932 edition burning atop Memorial Coliseum. Los Angeles officials are competing against authorities in Paris , France to host the 2024 Olympics , after fellow bidders in Hamburg , Germany , Rome , Italy , and Budapest , Hungary a...

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  • Jeff Sessions Demands Prosecutors Seek Most Severe Sentences For All Crimes
Jeff Sessions Demands Prosecutors Seek Most Severe Sentences For All Crimes

And, they say, the Justice Department's re-embrace of charges that carry mandatory minimum sentences will hamstring judges from making decisions rooted in the facts of a case, as opposed to preset minimums widely blamed for mass incarceration.

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  • Kellyanne Conway contradicts Trump's reason for firing James Comey in TV interview
Kellyanne Conway contradicts Trump's reason for firing James Comey in TV interview

When Cooper asked Conway about the motivations behind Trump's decision, given his prior praise for Comey, she replied, "I think you're looking at the wrong set of facts here". Honestly, anyone who can interview Conway for 10 minutes before rolling their eyes is a hero in my book. "Let me tell you something". "I don't know who had access to my a...

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  • Bethune-Cookman Graduates Turn Their Backs on Betsy DeVos
Bethune-Cookman Graduates Turn Their Backs on Betsy DeVos

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was verbally assaulted during her commencement address at Bethun-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida this week. "Never forget that. Through serving others, you can extend that legacy". "We are all about the business of making new friends", Jackson said at a pre-commencement news conference.

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  • Heaval Over EVMs In Delhi Assembly
Heaval Over EVMs In Delhi Assembly

The "demonstration" on EVMs wont attract legal action as legislators enjoy legal immunity inside House. Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday demanded that the Election Commission of India derecognise the Aam Admi Party for allegedly providing "wrong information" to various authorities about donations received by it.

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  • Family want officer who shot black teen charged with crime
Family want officer who shot black teen charged with crime

Officer Roy Oliver of the Balch Springs Police department in suburban Dallas fired at a vehicle Jordan Edwards was riding in with his two brothers and friends. "After Jordan's two brothers, Vidal and Kevon, along with their two friends, were forced to experience this tragedy up close as occupants of the auto, they were immediately treated as com...

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  • Kershaw, Dodgers dominate Padres
Kershaw, Dodgers dominate Padres

The Dodgers scored three runs in the fourth inning on four singles and a walk. Kershaw allowed five hits - including a solo home run by Padres pinch-hitter Ryan Schimpf in the eighth to end the shutout bid - and issued a season-high four walks against nine strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings.

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  • Coulter's Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence
Coulter's Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence

Officials at UC Berkeley said last week they feared renewed violence on campus if Coulter followed through with plans to speak. Berkeley has become a flashpoint for free speech debate and the site of multiple protests since the election that have at times become increasingly violent, pitting far-right fascist groups and supporters of Presid...

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  • Joey Logano, Penske penalized following victory at Richmond
Joey Logano, Penske penalized following victory at Richmond

NASCAR has penalized some teams for the practice. NASCAR said on Thursday the truck arm in the back of the vehicle was installed improperly. "As part of the new 2017 points system, drivers earn one playoff point for a stage win and five playoff points for a race win, plus the top 10 in the final regular-season standings earn playoff points on a 1...

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  • No charges over USA police shooting of Alton Sterling
No charges over USA police shooting of Alton Sterling

Dozens of people gathered Tuesday outside the store where Sterling was shot and killed during a struggle with the two officers in July. "We're not gonna. Michael Slager, the former SC officer who was caught on video shooting a fleeing black man in the back, just pleaded guilty in federal court to deprivation of rights under the color of law.

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  • 3 shootings by police put spotlight on Justice Department
3 shootings by police put spotlight on Justice Department

Alton Sterling's videotaped shooting in Baton Rouge was one of a series of police killing of black men that triggered nationwide protests spearheaded by the "Black Lives Matter" movement. The Justice Department's decision not to charge two white Baton Rouge police officers in the shooting death of a black man may not be the final legal chapter...

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  • Texas divided on jailing delegates to 'convention of states'
Texas divided on jailing delegates to 'convention of states'

AUSTIN - During his "State of the State" address on January 31, Governor Greg Abbott declared legislation banning so-called "sanctuary cities" to be one of his top priorities and an emergency item , saying: "Elected officials don't get to pick and choose which laws they obey".

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  • Trump to meet Australian PM on 1st presidential trip to NYC
Trump to meet Australian PM on 1st presidential trip to NYC

Much of that cost will cover the manpower it will take to close down roads while Trump is traveling around NY. A recent poll shows that Trump still retains strong support among Americans who voted for him. That contentious issue got resolved earlier this week when Congress reached a deal to reimburse NY and other cities $61 million to help defray t...

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  • 2 dead, including suspect, after shooting at sports bar
2 dead, including suspect, after shooting at sports bar

Lt. Christopher Cook said two people were killed , including the alleged shooter. Cook said a man walked into the sports bar and confronted the manager. WFAA reported, "A man opened fire at the Zona Caliente Sports Bar... but police say a customer with a gun of his own put a stop to it". There were about 20 people in the bar at the time, and t...

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  • Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order
Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order

He used a provision in a 1953 law - the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act - that gives the president authority to make future oil and gas exploration on unleased parts of the ocean lying three miles offshore and under USA jurisdiction, out of bounds.

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  • Taliban Announce Spring Offensive In Afghanistan
Taliban Announce Spring Offensive In Afghanistan

The US now has around 8,400 troops in Afghanistan as part of the NATO-led Resolute Support training and advisory mission, as well as a separate counterterrorism mission that mainly targets ISIS and al-Qaeda fighters. UNAMA documented a 54 percent increase in conflict-related deaths of women and a 17 percent rise in child fatalities compared to the ...

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  • Hillary Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, Russia, herself for 2016 loss
Hillary Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, Russia, herself for 2016 loss

Mr Comey, the FBI director, submitted a letter to the US Congress, in late October - just over a week before the US election - announcing he had reopened an investigation into Mrs Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state.

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  • Being US President 'big burden on the family'
Being US President 'big burden on the family'

According to a press release, D.C. -based CoStar Group's CEO and employees donated $2.1 million to the project, which is the largest, employee-supported philanthropic effort in the company's history. Immigration is surely a hot button issue in President Donald Trump's America. Jellison said she can not envision Melania advising or differing wit...

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  • Teacher accused of kidnapping student asks wife's forgiveness in jailhouse call
Teacher accused of kidnapping student asks wife's forgiveness in jailhouse call

For the first time since Tad Cummins was arrested in California last week, his wife Jill is speaking out. Cummins wanted to flee Tennessee with Thomas because he was being investigated for having an inappropriate relationship with her, authorities have said.

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  • New scrutiny of timeline after Arkansas executes 4th inmate
New scrutiny of timeline after Arkansas executes 4th inmate

Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air, snorted and his belly inflated and deflated during the almost two hours it took for him to die when the state of Arizona executed him. The Greenwood family took Jasmine to a hotel, where the two women sat in a room talking until late Wednesday night. "While the rest of the country and the world moves away from ...

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  • Tornado warning issued for several Arkansas counties
Tornado warning issued for several Arkansas counties

All modes of severe weather are possible, with an emphasis on damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. Some strong wind gusts will occur within the storms. Some pockets of hail will be possible, but that threat should be a little more limited. South Central United States is in for some severe weather during the coming weekend.

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  • Farmer Community reacts to Trump's Executive Order for Agriculture
Farmer Community reacts to Trump's Executive Order for Agriculture

Tester told his colleagues he will hold the former governor of Georgia accountable to rural Montana families and encourage him to push back against the Administration's proposed budget cuts to rural infrastructure and the Farm Service Agency.

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  • Entire US Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing
Entire US Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing

Spicer's first three months in the job have been marred by missteps, misstatements and controversies. There are concerns Pyongyang, in conjunction with the anniversary, will demonstrate a show of force by possibly firing more ballistic missiles or conducting its sixth nuclear test.

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  • Executive Order for Agriculture Coming Tuesday
Executive Order for Agriculture Coming Tuesday

He also visited Cuba, China and South America as part of several trade missions aimed at growing exports for Peach State farmers. Other agriculture-related issues that may be addressed during the review include agricultural trade, regulator reform, rural investment and infrastructure, the Farm Bill and agricultural labor.

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  • 'Pure joy,' but concern, too, for family of formerly missing Tenn. student
'Pure joy,' but concern, too, for family of formerly missing Tenn. student

Griffin Barry, the man who says he tipped off police to the fact that Thomas and Cummins were in the area, says he first noticed the pair last week, buying gas. He called the police. He faces charges of aggravated kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor, said Lawrence County Attorney General Brent Cooper. Cummins was sacked about a month aft...

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  • 2 held for helping Indian doctor perform genital mutilation in US
2 held for helping Indian doctor perform genital mutilation in US

As in the case of Dr. Nagarwala last week , the 16-page criminal complaint issued against Dr. Attar and his wife in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Friday refers to "a particular religious and cultural community" without specifying that community.

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  • Arkansas vows to keep pushing for executions despite setback
Arkansas vows to keep pushing for executions despite setback

On Monday the Arkansas Supreme Court also made two decisions relating to Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffin and his decisions. Convicted murderers Don Davis and Bruce Ward, who have spent more than 20 years on death row, were to be executed in Arkansas on Monday night, the first time the state has used the death penalty in 12 year...

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  • VA tests partnership with CVS to reduce veterans' wait times
VA tests partnership with CVS to reduce veterans' wait times

With this law, veterans will be able to continue utilizing the Choice program to seek care in the community while we work with President Trump to improve the program and bring wholesale reform to the VA. "The idea of having seven, eight ways of doing the same thing is part of the problem, because it's confusing to veterans, it's confusing to th...

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  • Trump claims immunity as President in lawsuit
Trump claims immunity as President in lawsuit

A man who is being sued over an altercation at an election rally is now coming after President Trump. The three people who claim they were attacked by Bamberger have also accused the Trump campaign of inciting a riot, negligence, gross negligence and recklessness.

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  • Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court. Conservatives: 'Thanks Harry Reid'
Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court. Conservatives: 'Thanks Harry Reid'

President Trump should be applauded for carrying through on his promise to appoint good judges from this list, and conservatives hope he continues to use the list for any future appointments. "Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, concede that Neil Gorsuch is a legitimate member of the Supreme Court", ThinkProgress edi...

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  • House chairman skeptical of conservatives' health care idea
House chairman skeptical of conservatives' health care idea

Before members left Washington , Republicans unveiled a late change to the health care bill, called the American Health Care Act, after President Donald Trump urged them to make some progress on the proposal. Had the Republican health bill passed, these people would have been stripped of their health care. However, another representative another...

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  • Flynn Not Upfront in Disclosure Form About Income From Russia-Linked Companies
Flynn Not Upfront in Disclosure Form About Income From Russia-Linked Companies

Nunes visited the White House last week to brief President Trump after he said he learned that the US intelligence community had incidentally collected information on members of his transition team. He said the investigation needs to be conducted in a more professional, less partisan manner. Seth Abramson , a former attorney turned academic and ...

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  • Lawyer: Dragged passenger 'poster child' for airline abuses
Lawyer: Dragged passenger 'poster child' for airline abuses

On April 9, Dao - who is an internal medicine specialist - boarded a United flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky. "There's really no word for it", said McCarthy, who attributed the confusion to the airline's own understanding of what unfolded on the flight as it gathered additional facts.

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  • Rice's name requests may be criminal, Trump says
Rice's name requests may be criminal, Trump says

In an interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, Mr. Trump was asked if Rice had committed a crime, he said, "Do I think?" Susan Rice , former President Obama's national security adviser - who is infamously known for her role in misleading the American people about the nature of the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya - is in the mi...

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  • USA backs down on seeking anti-Trump user records
USA backs down on seeking anti-Trump user records

Twitter has dropped a lawsuit it was poised to pursue against the USA government after the Trump administration withdrew pressure it was putting on the tech giant to handover details of a user who had been critical of the President. The government wanted Twitter to hand over all details of the account including "user names, account login, phone num...

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  • Windsor group plans demonstration to protest United States missile strikes in Syria
Windsor group plans demonstration to protest United States missile strikes in Syria

In a joint statement, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Assad himself brought on the US attack on the airbase and "carries responsibility for these developments". The state TV said the attack was an "American aggression". He said he hoped U.S. -Russia ties would not be irreparably hurt as a result. ...

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  • McConnell reaches out to Romney about possible Senate bid
McConnell reaches out to Romney about possible Senate bid

Hatch is 83 years old and has served in the Senate since 1977. Last month, Hatch told the National Journal that if Romney ran, he might step down. McConnell told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference, "I've had some conversations with Mitt Romney . If he wants to run again, I'm for him".

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  • Extra Enforcement to Seek Turnaround in Distracted Driving Incidents
Extra Enforcement to Seek Turnaround in Distracted Driving Incidents

For Distracted Driving Awareness Month, law enforcement in MI intend to pay special attention to those who obviously aren't doing the same while operating a motor vehicle. He said if the distracted driver is not stopped and ticketed, and police are given the license plate of the vehicle being driven, a warning letter will be sent to the registered ...

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  • Federal judge blocks IN law that would require ultrasound before abortions
Federal judge blocks IN law that would require ultrasound before abortions

If Sachs rules against the regulations, Planned Parenthood could bring back abortion services to clinics in Columbia and Kansas City, and introduce abortion services to clinics in Joplin and Springfield, said Bonyen Lee-Gilmore, communications director for Planned Parenthood Great Plains.

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  • Advertisers flee Bill O'Reilly's show but impact unclear
Advertisers flee Bill O'Reilly's show but impact unclear

The feud started on Monday when Lemon said that he would not "aid and abet" Donald Trump in his claims that he had been spied on by the Obama administration and also defended Rice against claims that she had asked for the names of Trump campaign members who had contact with Russian Federation for political reasons.

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  • Tar Heels find redemption with national championship
Tar Heels find redemption with national championship

The Bulldogs went on an 11-4 run to take an impressive 21-14 lead through the midway point of the opening half. The drama was high for the entire second half as the score remained tight, but boy was there some poor basketball being played (and officiated) all around.

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  • West Virginia House of Delegates Passes Medical Marijuana Bill
West Virginia House of Delegates Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

The House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee voted 4-2 on Monday to advance House Bill 81 , which would decriminalize the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana. Growers have to pay a $100,000 initial fee that could be renewed after a year for $10,000. Shott said he also intentionally crafted significant fees for opening a dispensary or begin a...

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  • Flint, Michigan to replace 18000 lead-tainted pipes by 2020
Flint, Michigan to replace 18000 lead-tainted pipes by 2020

This agreement is set to be made official before a court on Tuesday, finally giving some hope to the people who have dealt with so much during this awful ordeal. But the river water wasn't treated to reduce corrosion. Despite complaints over water quality, residents were told the tap water was safe to drink.

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  • After its stunner, Mississippi State turns to title game
After its stunner, Mississippi State turns to title game

The UConn Huskies lost in an upset to Mississippi State in the women's NCAA Final Four game March 31. Head coach Vic Schaefer was livid and needed to be restrained. The Bulldogs and Gamecocks will square off for the national championship at 6 p.m. "We talk about it all the time how hard it is to win in this environment", he said.

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  • Trump says he expects a health care deal soon
Trump says he expects a health care deal soon

On Tuesday, Nunes rebuffed calls to step aside from the investigation. "I have not gotten answers yet". The Washington Post reported that Trump's administration wanted to block Yates' testimony - a claim denied Tuesday by White House spokesman Sean Spicer .

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  • Team Trump's Fight With Sanctuary Cities Heats Up
Team Trump's Fight With Sanctuary Cities Heats Up

On Monday, Sessions said the Justice Department plans to withhold up to $4.1 billion from "sanctuary cities" - a blanket term for many areas that refuse immigration agents' requests to detain immigrants who entered the USA illegally. They also vowed to prevent federal agents from accessing their schools and school records, and they openly contemp...

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