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'Dreamer' who arrived at age 7 expected to be released on bond

R. In a statement, the 24-year-old Ramirez said he was "happy" and "thankful for the support that I've gotten from everyone who helped me and for the opportunity to live in such an wonderful country". He was smiling as he hugged his brother as he was freed. "We are relieved that he will be released and look forward to arguing the merits of this case in federal court".

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Ivanka Trump Will Officially Become a Federal Employee

In her statement , Ivanka Trump said that "throughout this process I have been working closely and in good faith with the White House Counsel and my personal counsel to address the unprecedented nature of my role". Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, has agreed to be interviewed by a Senate Intelligence Committee panel as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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Supreme Court ruling boosts protections for students with disabilities

The Supreme Court's decision comes as Gorsuch is facing confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate. John Cornyn, he said "I was wrong, Senator, because I was bound by circuit precedent , and I'm sorry". Noah's observation about Cruz came after he mocked all of the Republicans participating in the Supreme Court nomination committee in Washington , D.C., on Wednesday.

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Democratic opposition to Gorsuch grows

Schumer has said he will filibuster the Gorsuch nomination, forcing the Republicans to get 60 votes in the Senate to break a cloture motion and move the confirmation to the full floor for 30 hours of debate - most likely by April 4. "Judge Gorsuch's selective activism in restricting women's rights and his framing of women making their own health decisions as "the wrongdoing of others" are jarring and do not demonstrate a philosophy that belongs on the Supreme Court".

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Top aide to President Donald Trump leaves administration

Walsh's departure comes as the Trump administration is mired in controversy over ties to Russian Federation and after the failure of Trump's first major legislative action, despite Republican control of both houses of Congress and the White House.

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Family saw livestream of missing teen's sexual assault

Police spokesman Guglielmi told the Associated Press that police found out about the alleged assault after the teen's mother intercepted police superintendent Johnson Monday afternoon as he was leaving a local department on the city's West Side.

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No bond for suspected shooter of 2 undercover Miami-Dade detectives

The officers "continued to strike" Thompson to "gain compliance" until he was handcuffed, according to the arrest report. "He made threats that he was going to kill these officers while they were trying to arrest him, so there's probable cause for two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer", said Judge Glazer.

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North Carolina Lawmakers Hope to Replace 'Bathroom Bill' With Disappointingly Similar Bill

It also means they can not seek such protections from local government for years. Deutsche Bank, the German company that a year ago halted its plans to create an additional 250 jobs in Cary because of its opposition to HB2, declined to comment on the compromise bill.

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Ivanka Trump Makes White House Job Official

When Ivanka first moved to the Kalorama neighborhood during the week of her father's inauguration with her husband Jared Kushner and their three kids, neighbors understood why the city placed "No Parking" signs outside of their home for their Secret Service SUVs.

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NC lawmakers, Gov. Cooper agree to repeal House Bill 2

North Carolina Republican lawmakers said Wednesday night that they have an agreement with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill". But the incident was just a glimpse of the deeper fault lines increasingly driving politics in the state. It was hailed as a compromise by its authors but as a weak measure by others.

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Travel Ban Put On More Permanent Hold

Earlier this month , Trump signed a new executive order which blocked entry to the USA for nationals of six Muslim-majority countries for 90 days, and halted the U.S. The 4th Circuit hearing is set to begin May 8. "Based upon the current record available, however, the Court can not find the actions taken during the interval between revoked Executive Order No.

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German Chancellor's Center-right Party Wins State Election

SPD leaders acknowledged that leaving the door open to forming a state government with the Left, a point exploited by Merkel and state premier Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, probably cost the Social Democrats votes. The centre-left Sueddeutsche newspaper said the poll had been a crushing reality check for the SPD. Saarland - a small south-western state with one million inhabitants - is now governed by a coalition of the CDU and SPD as junior partner, mirroring the national government.

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3 storm chasers killed in Texas crash identified

Kelley Gene Williamson, a 57-year-old storm chaser from Cassville, Mo., was driving the Suburban. Both men were killed in the crash, along with the driver of the Jeep, Corbin Jaeger, 25, of Arizona. Williamson said he came to storm chasing through their trade. "You can be in the middle of West Texas where there is zero population and be in a gridlock traffic jam with storm chasers", Gammons said.

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Mexican man freed after arrest despite protected status

Almost 50 days after he was woken up and arrested by immigration officials raiding his father's home, 23-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient Daniel Ramirez Medina has been released from the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.

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State Compiles 'Toolkit' For Families Worried About Immigration Action

His message doesn't come entirely from a place of compassion for the state's estimated 22,000 children who are USA citizens but whose parents aren't. Malloy said the state complies with that federal law, which he says is not in conflict with a state law passed in 2013 that restricts law enforcement from holding someone for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on a civil detainer.

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VP Mike Pence breaks tie on Planned Parenthood funding

With Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME voting against proceeding to the joint resolution, the chamber had to wait for Georgia Republican Johnny Isakson to return to the floor with the aid of a walker just to get to a 50-50.

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European Union to hold special Brexit summit at end of April

Davis said ministers would seek a Brexit deal "that works for every nation and region of the United Kingdom and indeed for all of Europe - a new, positive partnership between the United Kingdom and our friends and allies in the European Union".

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Trump looks forward to visiting China: US state secretary

Tillerson yesterday pushed for closer cooperation with China on dealing with North Korea's nuclear program in his first face-to-face talks with top Chinese diplomats. should work together to increase strategic trust and mutual understanding, which in turn would boost their coordination on such geopolitical tensions as the North Korean missile crisis.

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Church hosts vigil after shootings in Wisconsin

The man, who police would not identify, was hospitalized Thursday under police guard with nonfatal wounds, police said. On Wednesday afternoon, a shooting spree in Wisconsin left four people dead. Police on Wednesday afternoon received a report of an active shooter in the community of Rothschild. The shooting at the bank in Rothschild was reported around midday.

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Trump vows 'great' plan to replace Obamacare

The healthcare failure called into question not only Trump's ability to get other key parts of his agenda, including tax cuts and a boost in infrastructure spending, through Congress, but the Republican Party's capacity to govern effectively.

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Supreme Court ruling brings clarity to Nevada special education plans

School officials had argued that it would be too expensive to impose higher standards, while advocates claimed schools should offer more than bare minimums. Republicans lauded Gorsuch's nomination: While the judge has not spoken out directly on hot-button conservative issues, such as gun rights and abortion, he has a track record of conservative values.

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Should Dems filibuster the Gorsuch vote?

On Thursday, the committee heard about six hours of testimony from witnesses supporting and opposing Gorsuch, including representatives of the American Bar Association, the lawyers group that evaluates such nominees and gave Gorsuch its highest rating of "well qualified".

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2 kids approaching school bus hit, killed

Both children died at the scene. Geller said no charges will be brought against the truck driver. A truck with 75,000 pounds of mulch onboard was headed northbound on the 55 miles per hour roadway, downhill. The school bus was carrying students who witnessed the crash. The man said that one victim was a boy and the other was a girl and that the victims were cousins.

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Agreement to end 'bathroom bill' but are there enough votes?

Then the House will vote on it. The new proposal would repeal HB2 but would leave state legislators in charge of policy on public multi-stall restrooms. A transgender man who works at the University of North Carolina , Joaquin Carcano, spoke against the deal during the Senate committee meeting. "It's not a ideal deal, but it repeals House Bill 2 and begins to fix our reputation", said Cooper in a statement, The New York Times reported.

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North Carolina Lawmakers Decide on Deal to Repeal Transgender Bathroom Law

The national Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group for LGBT rights, and Equality North Carolina both urged legislators to vote against the deal. North Carolina cities, schools and other groups have offered 131 bids for such events. The LGBTQ-related law has cost the state millions of dollars in revenue as college and professional athletic events have been moved to other states in response to its passage a little over a year ago.

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Texas Senate OKs revisions to Texas contentious voter ID law

Texas' finances are not as bleak as other energy states - Oklahoma is grappling with a roughly $870 million shortfall that could decimate core state services, and Kansas is considering big tax increases to offset serious budget problems. A lawyer with the New Hampshire Attorney General's office had also warned lawmakers that, as originally written, both the House and Senate versions of the bill didn't fulfill the state's constitutionally mandated responsibility for funding an "adequate ...

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Schumer signals the Gorsuch confirmation will go 'nuclear — SUPREME COURT SHOWDOWN

The senator outlined his opposition to Gorsuch after meeting with him. "It's to change the nominee", Schumer said. Udall echoed those concerns and said Gorsuch failed to win him over when the two met. Casey said Gorsuch possesses a "rigid and restrictive judicial philosophy" and writes opinions to satisfy his conservative beliefs rather than "grapple with the complex circumstances faced by ordinary Americans".

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Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians during election campaign

After months of running speculation that President Donald Trump and his administration colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential campaign, FBI Director James Comey announced March 20 that the bureau is investigating possible ties between Trump and Russian Federation.

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Trump seeks to slash United Nations funding by half

We already knew that the White House would seek to slash State Department funding when it releases its budget on Thursday, but even so, the details about anticipated cuts to foreign aid are gut-wrenching. The U.N. refugee agency ( UNHCR ), for example, received almost 40 percent of its budget from the United States in 2016. "He doesn't want to be told what to cut".

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N.C. leaders reach deal to repeal HB 2

Moore and Berger declined to take questions, and Cooper's office didn't immediately comment. "Compromise requires give and take from all sides, and we are pleased this proposal fully protects bathroom safety and privacy", Berger and Moore said in a joint statement .

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Ivanka Trump's growing West Wing role raises questions

Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump at the third day of the Republican National Convention, July 20, 2016. The first daughter has sought to distance herself from the Trump Organisation and her lifestyle brand, which offers shoes, clothing and jewellery.

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Supreme Court unanimously strikes down Gorsuch ruling

Supreme Court, has handled involving students with disabilities, he has ruled in favor of the districts and not the students, and according to NPR , he was asked about that on Wednesday by Texas Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, even name-dropped the more liberal judge in her opening statements.

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White House looks to move on past health care bill

Last week's episode offers a few lessons for the Republican Party: Conservative commentator Reihan Salam suggested the "mad dash" to draft the GOP health-care bill wound up "alienating Freedom Caucus members who wanted to play an active role in shaping it".

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Local Storm Chasers Warn of Potential Job HazardsAfter Tuesday Crash Kills Three

He described Williamson as "fearless". Yarnall and Jaeger had on their seat belts. Gonzalez said all three were pronounced dead at the scene. All three were chasing a tornado in Dickens County, Lt. The two "were beloved members of the weather community". But the field has grown far more crowded because of the financial incentives, the rise of social media and entertainment such as the Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" and the 1996 movie "Twister", starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt.

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New details about Trump-Russia connection revealed

According to US officials who spoke to CNN , during its investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, the FBI has come across information that suggests members of Trump's team may have coordinated the release of the emails with Russian hackers.


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