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Sessions: Erroneous tax credits to 'mostly Mexicans' could pay for wall

Kelly reportedly told CNN that the President was willing to shut down the federal government to get funding for the border wall. That's what the question is. "We're going to defend that order all the way up and so you do have a situation in which one judge out of 700 in America has stopped this order". When asked about the comment on Fox News' "The First 100 Days," Sessions said Hawaii was "a handsome island" before adding, "We've got about 800 federal judges".

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Paul George struggles with his shot as Pacers get swept

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are the first team to reach the second round of the current National Basketball Association playoffs after taking four straight from Indiana. Isaiah Thomas poured in 33 points and the Celtics tied their series at two games apiece by getting past the Bulls, 104-95 in Chicago. With Game 4 at a critical juncture, the All-Star guard provided a huge lift for a team that has been supporting him in the toughest of times .

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaving NASCAR following the 2017 season

Earnhardt Jr ., who is now racing in the NASCAR Monster Cup series, will retire after 18 seasons and more than 603 starts. The fan favorite and two-time Daytona 500 champion will discuss his decision in a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

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Trump orders overhaul of H-1B visas, Indian techies to be hit

The executive order will make reforms to raise the bar for foreign workers and will select only highly-skilled applicants. Baldwin's bill would require only USA -made iron or steel be used in projects funded by a federal program that gives low-interest loans for water infrastructure projects.

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Sheriff Clarke's staff neglected duties, resulting in inmate death

Thomas had been moved to solitary in the discipline unit after he used his bedding to flood his jail cell in the special needs unit, where he was initially kept for his bipolar disorder. Between the time that Thomas entered the jail and the week that passed before his death, he lost 35 pounds from dehydration. Such was the case for officer Decorie Smith, who admitted that shutting off water like that for such an extended period of time goes against protocol, but also claimed he didn't know it ...

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Trump just blinked in the government-shutdown fight

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., approved of Trump's apparent shift. But in an appearance on NBC's Meet The Press , Trump's chief of staff Reince Priebus refused to say whether the president would veto a bill without border funding.

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Trump Slaps 24% Tariff on Canadian Lumber

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the reason lumber and dairy have erupted as irritants is they're not properly addressed in the old agreement, which he calls obsolete. The decision found "critical circumstances", which means duties will be retroactive for 90 days. And, because about a third of the lumber used for building homes in the USA comes from Canada, those price increases will be passed along to customers.

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Trump says he hasn't changed position on wall

Trump vowed to fight for the wall. "I'm very, very troubled to have to pass this on". So far, that's a nonstarter among Democrats. She called the wall an "immoral, ineffective, unwise proposal". "I don't think it was as much of a bargaining chip as he thought it was", Collender said in an interview. The president's fellow Republicans control both chambers of Congress, but the current spending bill, which has to be passed by Friday night, will need 60 votes to clear the 100-member Senate, ...

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Democrats' Georgia Blunder: 'Resist Trump' Is Not a Winning Strategy

He slammed Republicans for their "dark money" and negative ads - Handel countered that most his funding came from outside the district, and reprised criticism that Ossoff doesn't even live in the Sixth District. Georgia on June 20th". What's more, with another round of balloting on the way, Ossoff still has a chance to flip the seat from red to blue. Trump bested Hillary Clinton in Fulton County and Cobb County in the 2016 presidential election.

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Ann Coulter Vows to Speak at Berkeley Despite University Calling It Off

University officials say they haven't been able to find a venue to host her safely. "Why she sees those as demands we're uncertain, because they were simply the recommendations we received from our police department about what would be required to protect her and, most importantly, to maximise the chances that the event could be held successfully and safely".

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MI teen's graduation tweet goes viral

A college student in MI was told by his step-father that he would never graduate, but he did, and now his response is a hit on social media. The caption read "My step dad told me it was pointless to go to orientation, I wasn't going to graduate.4 years later he in jail & I'm well".

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Trump issues reforms to H-1B visa system

President Donald Trump signed an executive order in Wisconsin on Tuesday directing federal agencies to implement the "Buy American, Hire American" rhetoric of his campaign. Employers from Walt Disney World to the University of California in San Francisco have laid off their tech employees and replaced them with H-1B visa holders.

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Medical Marijuana Bill Headed To Full House

Under the compromise, school districts must have an average class size of 20 students for kindergarten through third grade and a single class maximum of 23 students for the 2017-18 school year. "I commend the NC House, NC Senate, and the superintendents across North Carolina on working for a positive compromise that has our students as their shared top priority".

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US will honour refugee deal Trump dubbed 'dumb', Pence tells Australia

Mr Pence's tour is set to become more leisurely on Sunday with a tour of Sydney's Opera House, a boat ride along the harbour and a trip to a local zoo on the itinerary. Trump's election, Australia would transfer up to 1,250 refugees now held in offshore detention centers on the Pacific Island nation of Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island to the United States.

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Attorney for Tad Cummins' family releases statement after former teacher's arrest

Griffin Barry said the pair told him their names were John and Joanna and they needed money for food, gas and a place to stay, ABC News' "Good Morning America" reported Friday. "He needs to be held accountable for kidnapping this girl". After the capture, Cummins was charged with one federal count of transportations of a minor across state lines for the goal of criminal sexual intercourse, said Jack Smith, acting USA attorney for Middle District of Tennessee.

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Alabama governor resigns following the start of impeachment proceedings

Why did he resign? Bentley's resignation follows the ouster of former House Speaker Mike Hubbard, who left office in 2016 after being convicted on ethics charges, and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who was suspended from his post a year ago over an order opposing same-sex marriage.

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South Dakota US senators praise Perdue as ag secretary

In addition, United Fresh Board member, Bill Brim of Lewis Taylor Farms of Tipton, Georgia stated, "I've known and worked with Sonny Perdue for many years and I know what a dedicated public servant he is. "We are confident that Secretary Perdue will be a champion for USA agriculture and will help the Trump administration build strong relationships with key trading partners".

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Authorities say 5 feared dead in NYC fire

ET at a two-story home in the Queens Village neighborhood of Queens, according the Fire Department of NY. The two-story home was engulfed. Local TV news footage showed flames chewing through the roof and roaring in upstair rooms of the house.

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Disabled train snarls commute for New Jersey, NY commuters

Midtown Direct trains were diverted to Hoboken, said Nancy Snyder, a spokesperson for NJ Transit. Amtrak, which maintains and operates the Northeast Corridor facilities, and NJ Transit warned of additional delays because of ongoing track inspections and maintenance at New York Penn Station.

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Netanyahu on Holocaust: 'Hypocrisy is screaming to the sky'

In a video for a World Jewish Congress event on Sunday, Trump said the "mind can not fathom the pain, the horror, and the loss" of the Holocaust. "Never again, never forgotten", said Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester at the Siegel Jewish Community Center.

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US astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks record for time in space

Whitson replied, saying, "It's actually a huge honor to break a record like this". NASA astronaut Jack Fischer, who arrived at the space station last week and took part in Monday's call, said the space station is "by far the best example of worldwide cooperation".

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Cavaliers getting the better version of Deron Williams in playoffs

The league's Last Two Minute Report provides the officiating crew's fouls and rulings that were accurate or inaccurate in games whose margins are within five points at the two-minute mark of the fourth quarter. "Give Cleveland credit. They made shots and got big rebounds when they needed to". "We stop attacking. We start playing the clock, and we just can't do that".

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Bernie Sanders fires up Democrats with call for 'revolution' in Miami

It's got to open its doors to working people and to young people, create a grassroots party. She's still upset about last year's primary. Some in the crowd also booed at the first mention of the Democratic National Committee. "You took someone who had corporate backing, and that's what you got", she said, addressing party leaders. In a tweet , he said this road to victory " runs through the Panera Breads of America ".

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Authorities: Tennessee student, teacher found in Siskiyou County

He urged his wife not to call the cops and denied doing anything wrong - but he asked that she forgive him, according to the complaint . Sgt. Mike Gilley of the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office told reporters during a Thursday evening press conference.

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US home prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years

Seattle now sees an average of one home torn down per day, often to be replaced with a larger, much more expensive house. In D.C., the annual gain, as of February, was 4.1 percent - smaller only in NY, where prices were up 3.2 percent. The report says prices in Seattle in February were up a staggering 12.2 percent from a year ago, by far the largest annual gain among big cities. Month-over-month, the U.S.

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Berkeley cancels Ann Coulter's visit fearing violent protests

Friday if Coulter doesn't get her original speaking date. Speaking to Tucker Carlson during his Fox News show, Coulter insisted that Berkeley's change of plans aren't affecting her own to appear on campus, saying, "I am giving the speech".

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Trump voters split over accomplishments as 100 day mark nears

But during his campaign, he referenced the point himself and promised to fight for a sweeping package of legislation as part of his 100-day plan in his " Contract with the American Voter ". Bush had a 56% approval rating and President Bill Clinton's was at 52%. As noted by CNN's Jim Acosta, the White House on Monday sent out a list of "highlights" from Trump's 100 days, and they included the failed travel ban that barred people from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the ...

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Paul McCartney to play Nassau Coliseum

July 19. The tour is a continuation of one that started in 2016. The concert was announced Tuesday morning at the dome. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, May 1 at 10 a.m. One On One has since logged 36 shows and counting, spanning the globe from North and South America to the United Kingdom and Europe and a current run of Japanese dates.

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Haley warns NKorea about attacking US base or testing ICBM

In addition to the Carl Vinson, the USS Michigan, a nuclear-powered, guided-missile submarine, is due to arrive Tuesday on a routine port visit at Busan, South Korea, a USA defense official said. Ms Haley told NBC's Today Show that "we are not going to do something unless he gives us reason to do something" - such as attacking a United States military base or using an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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Aaron Hernandez's Prison Lover Identified

Hernandez addressed one of the letters to his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, and another was addressed to his child. Police closed off streets and the main areas around the funeral home, respecting the family's wishes for privacy.

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Former 'Deadliest Catch' star Jake Harris arrested for vehicle theft

This isn't the first time a Deadliest Catch star has gotten into trouble this year. Law enforcement told TMZ that the 31-year-old and an unidentified female drove to Phoenix from Washington last week for what the duo described as a "vacation".

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Endorses Karen Handel For 6th District Runoff Election

Karen Handel , who emerged as the Republican candidate out of last night's 6th District Congressional primary in Georgia, speaks to CNN's Alyson Camerota about her plan to win in the June election. Mrs Handel could benefit from having served as a Georgia secretary of state and from her party coalescing around a single candidate. "We have defied the odds, we have shattered expectations", Mr Ossoff told a cheering crowd of supporters.

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North Korea says it is ready to strike US aircraft carrier

North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military as a USA submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North's nuclear and missile programmes. The government recently detained a third United States citizen who was visiting the country, according to the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang. He was arrested at Pyongyang International Airport on his way out of the country.

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Engineer set to take over New York state university system

Johnson brings to the role an outstanding portfolio of experience and talents", Keen said in a statement. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - An entrepreneur and engineer who has worked in government and is in the National Inventors Hall of Fame was confirmed Monday as leader of one of the nation's largest public university systems.

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Authorities searching for missing 1-year-old girl

Authorities say Lexi Segura was abducted by her father, 38-year-old Daniel Segura , and the pair was last seen in a 2012 red Mitsubishi Galant, CA License 6WEE209, a auto that was found overnight by Pomona police officers. Police in California are on the hunt for a missing one-year-old girl who is believed to be with a man they consider to be armed and risky. The child, named Lexi Segura , was abducted by a male suspect , 42-year-old Daniel Segura , from the city.


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