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US Senate confirms Perdue as Trump's agriculture secretary

US Senate confirms Perdue as Trump's agriculture secretary

Perdue's biggest task will be his department's input on the five-year farm bill, which expires next year. That's why I'm so confident that he is the right person for the job. "All of these things are ...

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Nebraska beer stores near reservation may have to close

Nebraska beer stores near reservation may have to close

LINCOLN, Neb. - A judge has overturned a decision to bar four Nebraska beer stores from selling next to an American Indian reservation in South Dakota that struggles with alcohol-related problems. A j...

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NFL draft set to begin in Philadelphia

NFL draft set to begin in Philadelphia

They traded that selection to the Texans for the No. 25 pick. Garrett (6'5/272) arrived in College Station as a top-two high school recruit and spent his full three-year career as the Aggies' best pla...

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Bonding bill passes preliminary House vote, but backers need four votes Thursday

Bonding bill passes preliminary House vote, but backers need four votes Thursday

But big differences remain: The Senate bill ( SB 406 ) allows for quicker additions of medical marijuana treatment centers, including five more by October to the seven already operating, and elimina...

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When is a wall not a wall? GOP redefines Trump's border wall

When is a wall not a wall? GOP redefines Trump's border wall

But its inclusion in a piece of must-pass legislation could shatter support for the underlying funding bill with virtually every Democrat, and puts the president at odds with most of his own party. -M...

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Trump's Executive Order on Sanctuary Cities Temporarily Blocked by Federal Judge

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump misstated how the federal court system works in a trio of tweets Wednesday about a judge who blocked his order to penalize cities that don't cooperate with ...

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Senate confirms Acosta as Trump's man at labor

Former Republican member of the National Labor Relations Board, Acosta was Trump's second choice for labor secretary. Not only is Acosta the final secretary to be confirmed, but he's also the firs...

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Elizabeth Warren turns on Obama: Senator 'troubled' by $400K Wall Street speech

Elizabeth Warren turns on Obama: Senator 'troubled' by $400K Wall Street speech

Warren goes on in the interview to state that money effects the research produced by think tanks, that adverting alters news coverage and that the Supreme Court is becoming "more pro-corporate" becaus...

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How do lethal injections work

Williams was sentenced to death for the 1999 killing of Cecil Boren, whom Williams fatally shot after escaping from prison. It was while being chased by police that his auto ploughed into Mr Greenwood...

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China warns of 'unimaginable' Korean war

China warns of 'unimaginable' Korean war

South Korea's navy has said it will hold drills with the US strike group. The two-and-a-half-minute propaganda video also includes footage of North Korean artillery and a massive military parade held ...

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Flynn Warned About Accepting Foreign Government Payments in 2014: Documents

Kelner's statement , however, did not address the issue of whether Flynn requested and received permission to accept foreign government payments. Rep. "Though we've walked hand-in-hand with the Dem...

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Trump says he reversed major NAFTA decision after pleas from Mexico, Canada

Trump says he reversed major NAFTA decision after pleas from Mexico, Canada

Senate confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as Trump's nominee for USA trade representative, who would lead the United States in NAFTA talks, has taken longer than anticipated. "And a disruption like can...

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Arbor Day 2017, this Friday

Arbor Day 2017, this Friday

On average, Kalispells Parks and Recreation Department plants between 25 and 30 trees each year. Kerienne La France, Trees Winnipeg's executive director, said the program is being offered because th...

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Freedom Caucus says it now backs GOP health care plan

Freedom Caucus says it now backs GOP health care plan

Some Tuesday Group members said the changes negotiated by MacArthur and conservative House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C) push the bill to the right. Health insurers, which have...

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Trump says he won't scuttle NAFTA - yet

The three leaders "agreed to proceed swiftly" on renegotiating NAFTA according to a White House statement released late Wednesday evening. Trump told The Associated Press in an interview last week...

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Murdoch Sons Won't Touch Fox News Co-Prez With A Bargepole

Murdoch Sons Won't Touch Fox News Co-Prez With A Bargepole

Fox News host Sean Hannity said on Thursday that if a new report about his network is true, then it's the "end" of Fox News "as we know it". Spokespeople for Shine and the Murdochs denied that S...

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Orange Crush vs. Orange County:Oilers prepare for Ducks in National Hockey League playoffs

But the hero of this series was very clearly Mr. Allen, whose opening-game overtime performance set the tone for the series right out of the gate. Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid , left, Leon Drai...

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Alleged police killer shot following overnight standoff

Alleged police killer shot following overnight standoff

Stephen Ballard, and then fled to his home, where he held a 20-hour standoff with police. "He was pronounced dead at 9:29 a.m". On Thursday, the suspect in the fatal shooting of a DE state trooper r...

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Donald Trump launches Twitter tirade against Democrats as government shut down looms

Mulvaney last week floated providing billions in cost-sharing funds in return for Democrats providing money for Trump's wall at the border with Mexico. "We're hoping to reach an agreement in the next ...

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Purdue acquires Kaplan University

Purdue acquires Kaplan University

Purdue President Mitch Daniels says the school found it was ill-equipped to become a leader in online education and began looking to acquire those capabilities. "Purdue's tradition of excellence makes...

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Gwinnett police officers charged with battery, violation of oath of office

Gwinnett police officers charged with battery, violation of oath of office

Michael Bongiovanni, 42, and Robert McDonald, 25 were charged with misdemeanor battery and violation of their oaths of office, which is a felony. Bond has been set at $15,000 each. A previous case aga...

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The Simpsons' take on President Trump's first 100 days is pretty dark

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents as well as Marge guzzling Prozac. The CNN/ORC poll found 54 percent disapprove of the job Trump's done so far. Those under 40 are more likely than their ...

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Arkansas nears fourth execution in about a week

They also said Williams' previous lawyers "unequivocally abandoned" a similar claim because testing showed he wasn't intellectually disabled. "Williams was not intellectually disabled". The Episcopal ...

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Trump Signs 'Buy American, Hire American' Executive Orders

Trump Signs 'Buy American, Hire American' Executive Orders

Acting on his "Buy American, Hire American" pledge, Trump signed the order that calls for an overhaul of the programme at the Kenosha, Wisconsin, headquarters of tool-maker Snap-on Inc yesterday. "T...

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Flynn was warned not to accept foreign payments in 2014

Jason Chaffetz , said Flynn may have violated the law by not disclosing the payments. Flynn has now been subjected to investigations by the Pentagon IG, FBI , the Army , the House Intelligenc...

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DE trooper fatally shot outside convenience store

DE trooper fatally shot outside convenience store

Master Cpl. Gary Fournier, a state police spokesman, says investigators tracked the gunman to his home in Middletown, about 15 miles south of where the trooper was shot earlier Wednesday afternoon...

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US says strategy on North Korea centres on sanctions, open to talks

U.S. senators have arrived for an extraordinary briefing by the Trump administration on the threat posed by North Korea and United States options in dealing with it. Sen. They said it did not appear...

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Conservative House group says ready to back latest U.S. healthcare bill

The group of conservative hardliners known as the House Freedom Caucus has officially lost two members since it came under fire for sinking the GOP healthcare bill last month. American Hospital Asso...

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GOP Health Care Vote Could Complicate Funding Talks

GOP Health Care Vote Could Complicate Funding Talks

The House could vote as early as this week on the legislation, aides said , meaning it could pass the House in time for President Donald Trump's 100th day in office on Saturday. As part of the Afford...

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US lawmakers say Trump administration still lacks clear North Korea plan

US lawmakers say Trump administration still lacks clear North Korea plan

Harris testified before a pair of Trump administration briefings on the North Korea crisis. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, told reporters afterward that it was a "sobering briefing" in which it w...

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National Association of Conservation Districts congratulates Sonny Perdue on his new position

National Association of Conservation Districts congratulates Sonny Perdue on his new position

Sonny Perdue grew up on a farm in central Georgia and has owned several agriculture companies. Because of his more than 20 years of public service, Governor Perdue has garnered significant bipartisan...

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Trump signs order creating accountability office at VA

Trump signs order creating accountability office at VA

The executive order being signed by Trump would create a VA office to "discipline or terminate VA managers or employees who fail to carry out their duties in helping our veterans". "But we know that t...

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Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn's secret ties 'likely' broke the law

Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn's secret ties 'likely' broke the law

Flynn resigned as national security adviser in February after it was revealed he had discussed US sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak , before Trump t...

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Arkansas stages first double execution in USA in 17 years

Jones was pronounced dead at 7:20pm on Monday at the state's Cummins Unit in southeast Arkansas. "The jury sentenced Jack Jones to death, and his sentence was upheld by judges and reviewed thoroughly ...

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President's biggest supporter in Trumpland grades the first 100 days

President's biggest supporter in Trumpland grades the first 100 days

As the 100-day mark of Donald Trump's presidency approaches, a new CNN/ORC poll finds the President reaches this milestone holding on to the lowest approval rating of any newly-elected president a...

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