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Trump begins effort to pack courts with conservatives

Spicer said . District Judge David Nye of Pocatello has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve in the USA federal court for the District of Idaho. The White House announced Monday th...

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Trump Administration Claims Victory in Border Wall Battle

Representative Trent Franks, pointing to the compromise spending bill moving to the House and Senate floors this week, said Democrats have a "choke hold" on bills despite being in the minority. "There...

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Texas adoption bill OK's rejection of non-Christian parents

Texas adoption bill OK's rejection of non-Christian parents

The Texas bill "would allow adoption agencies to turn away qualified, loving parents who are perhaps flawless in every way because the agency has a difference in religious belief", Human Rights Campai...

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Trump eyes embrace of base as he marks tough first 100 days

Trump eyes embrace of base as he marks tough first 100 days

But put the political cacophony and Twitter-fueled outrage aside, and it's hard to make a case that Trump's first 100 days have been a roaring success. Congress and the FBI are conducting a series of ...

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Texas senators Cornyn and Cruz defend Trump's firing of Comey

Texas senators Cornyn and Cruz defend Trump's firing of Comey

Sen. Bill Cassidy on Wednesday said President Donald Trump made the right move by firing FBI Director James Comey. Meanwhile, several hundred people rallied outside the White House on Wednesday to...

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Phoenix serial killings suspect: 'I'm innocent'

The youngest of his alleged victims was 12-year-old Maleah Ellis, who was killed on June 12, 2016, with her mom, Stefanie Ellis, and family friend Angela Linner. Phoenix police announced that 23-year...

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Wednesday marks National Bike to School Day

Wednesday marks National Bike to School Day

At Westwood Elementary School in De Pere, Mayor Mike Walsh will be greet students on their bikes and encourage safe biking. Almost 70 schools in western North Carolina will participate in National B...

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Trump's Offshore Energy Order Could Impact Gulf of Mexico

Trump's Offshore Energy Order Could Impact Gulf of Mexico

The order reverses the previous administration's Arctic leasing ban and will produce jobs, Trump said. Despite Trump's assertion that the nation needs to wean itself of foreign oil, USA oil imports ...

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ACLU Issues Travel Alert for State of Texas

ACLU Issues Travel Alert for State of Texas

As law enforcement agencies in Texas review their policy on whether or not they ask a person if they're in the country legally, the ACLU of Texas is issuing a travel advisory to people who are plann...

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White House Again Postpones Meeting on Paris Climate Pact

White House Again Postpones Meeting on Paris Climate Pact

The president is reportedly leaning towards exiting the agreement, although he may still decide to downgrade America's involvement rather than end it completely. The Obama administration pledged in 20...

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US watched Russia hack French systems during election

US watched Russia hack French systems during election

WASHINGTON: The head of America's National Security Agency said Tuesday that Russian Federation was behind the 11th-hour hack of French President-elect Emmanuel Macron's campaign team, and that U...

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NY lawmakers, experts react to Comey firing

In his brief letter to Comey, Trump thanked him for telling him three times "that I am not under investigation". Schier also said if the president wanted to halt the FBI investigation into pos...

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Suspect in doctors' slayings once worked at their posh condo

Suspect in doctors' slayings once worked at their posh condo

The walls were allegedly smeared with blood and featured a vindictive message (although it is not clear if the note itself was written in blood). A law enforcement source said they were found with the...

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Emma Watson wins MTV's first gender-neutral acting award

Emma Watson wins MTV's first gender-neutral acting award

Herself a trailblazer and proponent of gender equality, Watson's place as the first-ever victor of a gender-neutral MTV acting award was another shining moment to tack onto her legacy. Henson, Hugh Ja...

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Trump expected to name judicial nominees Monday

Numerous appellate nominees to be announced Monday have deep ties to the conservative Federalist Society. Peters added that "judicial independence has never been more important for the strength of o...

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Trump insists no evidence of collusion with Russia

Trump insists no evidence of collusion with Russia

The White House kept Flynn on staff for 18 days before he was ultimately dismissed by Trump, raising questions about why the then-national security adviser continued to hold such a high-profile po...

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Sinclair close to Tribune Media deal

TV households. Tribune's portfolio would help expand Sinclair's already vast network of 173 stations in 81 US markets and marks the largest acquisition for the Baltimore-based company. The FCC's rev...

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President open to war games with China in Sulu

In 2015, the Philippines had won an International Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruling that China's historic claims to most of the South China Sea were invalid. China had earlier pledged US$15 b...

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Man arrested in 9 'Serial Street Shooter' killings in Phoenix

He was rebooked Monday into a Maricopa County jail on 26 additional felony counts, including eight of homicide, three of attempted homicide, and several of drive-by shooting and aggravated assault, Wi...

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Women's health care is pricey under proposed health plan

What will the Senate change as it rewrites the legislation? Nevertheless, President Trump was out in the Rose Garden after the bill's passage, praising Republicans and boasting that it was another...

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Penn State Frat Brothers Charged in Pledge's Death

Penn State Frat Brothers Charged in Pledge's Death

Barron says it's "numbing" to see that a unsafe atmosphere could occur at a fraternity that prided itself on commitment to each other and the community. In one series of texts, Young wrote that the ...

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Trump nominates KU graduate for federal judgeship

Spicer also named Justice David Stras, who will be nominated as a circuit court judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. "Starting with a Supreme Court vacancy, which has now been ...

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Trump praises Australian universal health care system at meeting with prime minister

Trump praises Australian universal health care system at meeting with prime minister

The World Health Organization ranked the U.S.as 37th out of 191 countries on a study of overall national health system performance in 2016 - behind Australia, at 32, but well ahead of bottom-tier coun...

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Gen. Michael Hayden: Trump White House Unable to Admit Basic Facts

Instead, Trump chose to play up former director of national intelligence James Clapper's acknowledgement during the same hearing that he was not aware of any evidence of collusion between the presiden...

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Arizona man arrested in suspected serial killings

Arizona man arrested in suspected serial killings

He faces 26 additional felony counts, including multiple counts of homicide, aggravated assault and drive-by shootings. On Monday, they announced they had arrested a former city bus driver in the kill...

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Police now say 9 killed in serial shootings case

Police in Phoenix , Arizona believe they have the man responsible for killing nine people in a string of shootings over a two year period. Known as the " Serial Street Shooter " because of where ...

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President Trump avoids government shutdown, plans more drilling

Speaking to media, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said that the review will result in an executive order named the America-First Offshore Energy Strategy. On his 99th day in office, President Donald...

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House OKs bill on improper teacher-student relationships

House OKs bill on improper teacher-student relationships

Sen. Dean Heller (Nev .): "We can not pull the rug out from under states like Nevada that expanded Medicaid, and we need assurances that people with preexisting conditions will be protected". If tens ...

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N. Korea's missile test 'show of disrespect to China'

N. Korea's missile test 'show of disrespect to China'

U.S. Pacific Command said the launch was from near the Pukchang airfield, northeast of the capital. The test-firing came amid USA efforts to harness global support to dissuade Pyongyang from carryin...

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DeVos compares school choice to switching phone carriers

The NAACP Florida State Conference president on Monday called for the resignation of two Bethune-Cookman University officials a week after the school invited DeVos to serve as its keynote commencement...

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Chris Soules 'Devastated' About Fatal Crash That Killed His Neighbor

Chris Soules 'Devastated' About Fatal Crash That Killed His Neighbor

The person driving the tractor trailer was taken in an ambulance to the hospital, where the driver died. According to KWWL , a new outlet based in Buchanan County, Iowa , state police responded to...

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FBI, NSA directors testify in closed House committee session

FBI, NSA directors testify in closed House committee session

Still, Manchin criticized "things" the 2016 nominee said on the campaign trail, appearing to reference Clinton saying at a 2016 town hall event that she would "put a lot of coal miners and coal comp...

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Kushner family apologizes for mentioning White House adviser Jared Kushner

Kushner's sister Nicole Kushner Meyer was in Beijing on Saturday, seeking $150-million (about R2-billion) in investment in a luxury apartment complex project in New Jersey, said USA media reports. A...

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Trump to sign orders expanding drilling in Arctic and Atlantic

Zinke said that will be a long process, and a complex one, acknowledging that not all areas have oil or gas, and not all coastal communities want offshore drilling. Earlier this week, the Trump admini...

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States brace for big decisions under GOP health care changes

States brace for big decisions under GOP health care changes

Yet President Donald Trump sounded as tickled as a schoolboy with the hastily drawn American Health Care Act that House Republicans passed to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's Affordable C...

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