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Congress returns to avert government shutdown, another ObamaCare overhaul

Congress returns to avert government shutdown, another ObamaCare overhaul

House Speaker Paul Ryan told GOP members on a conference call Saturday that Republicans will only bring health care legislation to the floor when and if it has the votes to pass, saying the House wi...

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Top Mexican official calls US border wall a 'hostile' act

Top Mexican official calls US border wall a 'hostile' act

The border wall, which Trump says is the best way to halt the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs into the United States, was a signature election pledge past year. The promise to build a wall - or a...

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Rush Limbaugh: 'Looks Like Trump Is Caving' on Wall

The border wall money is fiercely opposed by Democrats, and also unpopular with many Republicans. Trump told a gathering of around 20 conservative media reporters Monday evening that he would be w...

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Trump to sign executive orders on offshore drilling, veterans affairs

Trump to sign executive orders on offshore drilling, veterans affairs

The problem was the end of multiple tax cuts, pending spending cuts and an alternative minimum tax patch that threatened to hammer consumers and throw the markets and the economy into a tailspin. toda...

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With Few Details, Trump Teases New Tax Plan

With Few Details, Trump Teases New Tax Plan

There likely aren't enough business tax breaks that could be repealed to offset the fiscal cost, meaning such a move would increase budget deficits. During a meeting inside the Oval Office last week...

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The first female Boston Marathon runner competes for 50th anniversary

The first female Boston Marathon runner competes for 50th anniversary

This time, she was hailed for paving the way for women's distance running around the world. With the help of a bodyblock from her boyfriend, Switzer evaded the official and finished the race in four...

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Kidnapped Tennessee teen is withdrawn, jittery, family says

For his own safety reasons, federal authorities would not disclose what day Cummins will depart California or when he will arrive in Tennessee. Barry, who is now a caretaker of a forested California...

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Wake To Be Held For FDNY Firefighter William Tolley

Wake To Be Held For FDNY Firefighter William Tolley

The wake continues Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.at the Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons Funeral Home on Hicksville Road. His funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. "We just want to ...

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Maria Sharapova may need to qualify for French Open

Vinci planned to practice on center court early Tuesday, while Sharapova won't be allowed to access any tournament facilities before her suspension officially ends on Wednesday. "If you think about it...

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First Day: Many groups acknowledge Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture

The 31st USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue was sworn in to office yesterday. "I look forward to working with Secretary Perdue to support our nation's farmers, ranchers and rural communities", said Hoeve...

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GOP drops US-Mexico wall demands as spending talks advance

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York, accompanied by Sen. And we're not going to allow any dollars in any kind of border security appropriation to be used for a wall. Senate majority l...

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Lawmakers: Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken US law

Gen. Flynn's disclosure of payments". "The White House has refused to provide this committee with a single piece of paper in response to our bipartisan request, and that's simply unacceptable", ra...

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Former Trump aide Michael Flynn 'may have broken law' over russian payments

Chaffetz said that the committee will send a letter now requesting information from the inspector general at the Department of Defense and the comptroller of the US Army to determine how they will h...

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

Wednesday's briefing was originally scheduled for a secure room at the Capitol, but President Donald Trump suggested a shift to the White House, congressional aides said. Xi Jinping also urged Wash...

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Ann Coulter's backers at UC Berkeley file lawsuit

But the Berkeley College Republicans are having none of this rescheduling, and filed a lawsuit against the university in a U.S. District Court demanding monetary restitution and carte blanche sche...

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Democratic 'Unity Tour' Has a Rough First Stop

That Perez and Sanders would diverge on these questions is not surprising. Elissa Moore drove two hours to the rally from Dover-Foxcroft, where she voted for Clinton but has remained a "big fan" o...

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Severe Weather Threatens Arkansas Wednesday

Severe Weather Threatens Arkansas Wednesday

While the National Weather Service does not expect widespread flooding with this storm, Raberding says localized flooding in low lying areas is possible. For some context, our average high temperature...

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Bloomberg tells world leaders not to follow Trump's lead on climate

Bloomberg tells world leaders not to follow Trump's lead on climate

Trump rightly said he was going to withdraw from this, but ... there are two factions in the White House. While the exit of the US from the pact would not kill it, the absence of the world's larg...

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UC Berkeley reverses cancellation of Ann Coulter talk

Campus police said they have received information about threats to Coulter, speech attendees and protesters if the event were to go forward on the April 27 date originally planned for her appearance...

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New Orleans Removes Polarizing Confederate Monuments

New Orleans Removes Polarizing Confederate Monuments

Upon removal, all will be placed in storage. "We will no longer allow the Confederacy to literally be put on a pedestal in the heart of our city", said New Orleans Mayor Mayor Mitch Landrieu. The ...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Retiring From NASCAR After 2017 Season

Earnhardt said "I typically don't have a lot of fun on flat tracks, but it's a lot of fun, the win here, I remember that race, I don't know where Matt finished". Because we all wish we could be here f...

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Restraining order granted against mother of Elizabeth Thomas

Cummins also allegedly altered his appearance, switched license plates twice, disabled the car's GPS system and used aliases for himself and the teenager, prosecutors said. The teacher would later be ...

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Federal Court In San Francisco Blocks Trump's Threat Against Sanctuary Cities

The executive order on enhancing public safety in the United States was signed by the president at the Department of Homeland Security on January 25, 2017. The judge declined to aim his order agai...

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Paris Police-Killing Suspect Identified, Had Criminal History

Paris Police-Killing Suspect Identified, Had Criminal History

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the fatal shooting late on Thursday of a French policeman on the Champs Elysees by a French national who lived in Paris . However, conservative Francois Fi...

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Ann Coulter Says She Will Speak at Berkeley Despite the University's Cancellation

It is unclear where in Berkeley Coulter might be speaking next week, but the conservative pundit tweeted Wednesday that she has instructed a " Berkeley student group" to rent out a venue. She added...

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Illinois House passes measure to protect, expand abortion access

Illinois House passes measure to protect, expand abortion access

Secondly, it does away with what's called a "trigger provision". A representative for Gov. Rauner said the latter is committed to protecting legal abortion under the current law. "It's a smokescreen...

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Thune, Rounds praise Perdue as new Ag Secretary is confirmed

Agriculture groups warmly greeted the April 24 Senate vote that confirmed Sonny Perdue as the USA secretary of agriculture . "With farm bill, budget and trade talks underway, Secretary Perdue w...

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Trump to sign executive orders on environment, energy

Trump to sign executive orders on environment, energy

But on Tuesday, Republicans handed Democrats a funding plan offer that doesn't include the wall. "The one case that you can look back to where Congress had been equally and even more dysfunctional...

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Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

For his own safety reasons, federal authorities would not disclose what day Cummins will depart California or when he will arrive in Tennessee. The pair disappeared on March 13 and been the subject o...

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Why the release of new Prince music has been blocked

Amidst the news of The Revolution , Prince's scheduled new music has been blocked from release. Fans were excited but also baffled because is this what The Purple One would've wanted? Prince's ...

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US, Japan, S. Korea envoys discuss N. Korea

On Sunday, Trump held phone conversations with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping to coordinate action over North Korea . and South Korean navies. On Wednesday, the...

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Moving beyond China and Mexico, Trump targets Canada trade

Moving beyond China and Mexico, Trump targets Canada trade

It took the federal government more than a year to announce the first of two aid packages after duties were imposed in 2001. The forest sector in B.C.is a free and fair trader, Horgan said, and past...

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EJ Dionne Jr.: Sessions' island of reaction

EJ Dionne Jr.: Sessions' island of reaction

Representative Tulsi Gabbard, another high-profile Democrat, wrote that she was "amazed [Sessions] doesn't know Hawaii is a state" and added: "Another reason Sessions should step down". "We're gonna...

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LeBron James crushes 2017 NBA Playoffs workout

LeBron James crushes 2017 NBA Playoffs workout

I can't do it without those guys. "We knew we had to take one of their punches, but they gave us a flurry, more than we expected". The best-of-seven series resumes on Wednesday night in Boston. It was...

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to retire after 2017 season

He missed the final 18 races of the 2016 campaign due to concussion-like symptoms before returning to action for the 2017 season. The younger Earnhardt, 42, will discuss his decision in a press co...

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