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Gov. Brown: Trump's climate rollbacks are a 'colossal mistake'

The order also lifts a 14-month-old moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands . Even coal industry executives agree: Richard Murray, the founder and CEO of coal giant Murray Energy, recently warned President Trump against promising new jobs in coal .

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Jeff Sessions to speed up deporting illegal immigrant prisoners

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to speak at the Eagleton Federal Courthouse in downtown St. Louis at 10am. According to the announcement from the Department of Justice, they hope to expand and modernize the department's Institutional Hearing Program.

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'Tremendous' traffic impact expected after bridge collapse

No injuries were reported from the fire and collapse. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has already ruled out terrorism, saying , "We've spoken to the special agent in charge of Federal Bureau of Investigation, there is no evidence this is related to terrorism".

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Trump Administration Appeals Hawaii Travel Ban Ruling

The Justice Department on Thursday filed its notice of appeal to the freeze on President Trump's revised travel ban imposed by a federal judge in Hawaii. The judge's order blocks Trump from enforcing Sections 2 and 6 of the executive order across the nation, pending further order from the court, and until the case is fully decided on its merits.

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Seattle sues Trump administration over 'sanctuary cities' order

The federal government can not compel our police department to enforce federal immigration law and can not use our federal dollars to coerce Seattle into turning our backs on our immigrant and refugee communities. Under that constitutional principle, the federal government can't force a local government to address a specific problem or enforce a federal regulation.

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'I can not be intimidated

The other incident occurred during Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's appearance on Fox and Friends. At 78, the California Democrat's fierce opposition and one-liners dished out against President Donald Trump's administration have made her a darling to liberals.

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback vetoes Republican bill to expand Medicaid

Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) said about more states expanding Medicaid. Alley, like Brownback, doesn't believe estimates compiled by the Kansas Hospital Association that show revenue and savings generated by expansion would more than cover the state's share of the cost, 90 percent of which would be shouldered by the federal government.

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Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was paid by Russian Federation

Spicer's comments came after a bombshell Associated Press report that Manafort secretly worked for Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to promote the government of Russian president Vladimir Putin. USA diplomatic cables from 2006 described Deripaska as "among the 2-3 oligarchs Putin turns to on a regular basis" and "a more-or-less permanent fixture on Putin's trips overseas".

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ACC returns championship events to NC after state law changes

It also excluded gender identity and sexual orientation from statewide antidiscrimination protections. Polifact is estimating that the law cost the economy of North Carolina somewhere between $450 to $630 million. There's a lot on the line for North Carolina: According to The Associated Press , the state made $71.4 million from 28 neutral-site NCAA events in the five academic years ending last spring.

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Professor tweets 'trying not to vomit' when person gives seat to soldier

He later added: "To clarify: when the whites were massacred during the Haitian Revolution, that was a good thing indeed". "I think it's really irresponsible to blindly support , for example, wars that send off young people into combat, risk their lives, kill many others as we've just seen in Mosul, 200 people incinerated by USA bombs and to not do that in a way that expands anyone's freedoms, that makes anyone less secure..." US troops are also on the ground trying to drive out the Islamic ...

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President Trump Changes Tone on Democrats After Health Care Failure

House Republican leaders pulled the American Health Care Act on Friday after failing to rally support from moderate Republicans and the Tea Party wing of the party. The White House recently requested, for example, reductions in funding for medical research, community development grants and infrastructure-funding for which Trump pledged $1 trillion on the campaign trail-the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

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Trump aides to reveal financial portfolios

Ms Ivanka Trump , the elder daughter of US President Donald Trump, is becoming an official government employee, joining her husband in serving as an unpaid adviser to her father in the White House. Fred Wertheimer, president of the government watchdog group Democracy 21 and a co-writer of the letter to McGahn, said he commended Ivanka Trump for formalizing her status.

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Governor: HB2 fix not ideal but he supports it

Elected political rivals on both sides of the issue claimed at least partial victories in reaching the compromise that produced the new law. The NCAA already pulled championship events from the state this year because of HB2. "As the state knows, next week our various sports committees will begin making championship site selections for 2018-2022 based upon bids received from across the country".

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Sen. McCaskill says she will oppose Gorsuch

Both senators, who come from red states, insist that their votes don't signify support for Gorsuch's conservative positions. Senate Minority Leader Sen. The only question is how, it's not even when". Along with Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Sen. Democratic Senators Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Manchin have already indicated their intention to support Gorsuch.

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Heidi Heitkamp to vote for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee

It's an option McConnell has previously expressed little desire to do. If Democrats amass enough support to block a confirmation vote, it would force Republican Senate leaders to try to change the chamber's long-standing rules and allow confirmation by a simple majority, a move backed by Trump that is sometimes called the "nuclear option".

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Trump takes aim at Republican conservatives: 'We must fight them'

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that Trump is honest about working with Democrats on healthcare reform after Republicans' plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare failed to make it to a House floor vote last week. "What I worry about, Norah (O'Donnell), is if we don't do this, then he'll just go work with Democrats to try to change Obamacare - and that's hardly a conservative thing", he said.

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Two Democratic Senators Announce They'll Vote to Confirm Gorsuch

It was a follow-up meeting for the West Virginia Democrat. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., who said that while Gorsuch's record is impressive, she will vote to filibuster and against his nomination. "If Pat Toomey and Senate Republicans can't muster 60 votes for a heartless, anti-worker nominee, then they should find a new nominee, not change the rules of the game", Melena wrote .

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Judge okays Trump University settlement

The Trump University closed in 2010. She purchased the extended "elite" level program through Trump University for $35,000 to be paired with a mentor who would teach Trump's secret real estate investment strategies. She wanted to opt out of the class-action and sue Trump on her own, but Curiel ultimately ruled that she would not be able to proceed. Students said they had been constantly pressured to spend more money but that the university had failed to deliver on the promises.

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'Angel of Death' serial killer dies after attack in prison

He was listed in critical condition Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the state's prison in Toledo said. Donald Harvey became known as the Angel of Death after poisoning patients and letting their oxygen run out while working in hospitals in Cincinnati , Ohio , and in London, Kentucky .

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Rep. Pete King: Nunes Right to Share Report With Trump

Mr Manafort said he did work for Mr Deripaska but categorically denied ever working for the Russian government or "representing Russian political interests". Nunes on Friday said he shared the information he had with the president, because he thought it was the right thing to do. Meanwhile, Trump administration officials continue to distance themselves from the president's former campaign chair.

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Amber Alert issued for two missing Texas boys

Authorities in Haskell County are asking for the public's help in locating two abducted children. An Amber Alert was issued at 11 a.m. Friday for Devonte McGee and Malakai Lara. They were last seen in Haskell, Texas . Law enforcement officials believe both children to be in grave or immediate danger. "She is 5'2" tall, 115 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

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Trump 'seriously considering' moving United States embassy to Jerusalem

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the 2017 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, Sunday, March 26, 2017. Trump's diplomacy in the region appears to be gaining speed. While President Trump has not explicitly pulled U.S. support for a two-state solution, he has also not insisted on that outcome as the only resolution to the decades-old conflict, as his most recent successors have all done.

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O'Rourke makes his 2018 Senate bid official

But before O'Rourke can challenge Cruz, he'll have to emerge from a 2018 Democratic primary field that could include another up-and-comer, fellow Congressman Joaquin Castro. "Ted Cruz will have big-money Super PACs on his side". He authored the 2011 book, "Dealing Death and Drugs", which argued that America's war on drugs had failed.

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Konta books place in Miami Open final with victory over Williams

Williams did break back but couldn't prevent Konta taking the set, before she saved five break points early in the second and then broke Konta to take a 3-1 lead. She reclaimed the top ranking this month after Indian Wells, replacing Serena Williams, who is sidelined by a knee injury. Wozniacki, seeded 12th, will be competing in her 45th career final on Saturday.

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Venus knocks out top seed Kerber as Konta ousts Halep

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark hits a backhand against Karoilina Pliskova of the Czech Republic (not pictured) in a women's singles semi-final during the 2017 Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center. "But I got a good start to the second set and that got me going, got me grinding". The turning point for Wozniacki came with a nine-minute service hold in the first game of the second set, before she immediately broke the Czech to seize the advantage.

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Pelosi on Devin Nunes: 'I've never seen behavior this bizarre'

The WSJ story followed on the heels of the New York Times story " 2 White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports ". News has not independently confirmed the report in the New York Times . His meeting on White House grounds was later revealed. The information has also derailed the House investigation into Russian interference in the USA election.

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Democrats Manchin, Heitkamp to back Gorsuch nomination

McCaskill acknowledged that many members of the party's base want Democrats to fight any Trump nominee after Republicans refused to even hold a hearing for President Barack Obama's nominee, federal Judge Merrick Garland. After the recording was released, McCaskill confirmed the recording to reporters in the Capitol, saying her words speak for themselves. The announcement makes it significantly harder for Gorsuch to muster the 60 votes he needs to overcome a filibuster and advance to a ...

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Trump Administration Appeals Hawaii Federal Judge's Order Blocking Travel Ban

His order is broader than one adopted by a federal judge in Maryland, which the Trump Administration is now contesting in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The first part of the executive order, affecting travelers from the six majority-Muslim countries, was also blocked by a USA district judge in Maryland.

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Senate's Russia Probe Holding Hearing Focused on Disinformation Tactics

Rubio, a member of the Intelligence Committee, confirmed during the hearing that his campaign staffers were targeted last July, after he dropped out of the presidential race, by a hacker using a Russia IP address. Wednesday's attempt, which reportedly came from a Russian IP address, failed, he said. "This past week we observed social media campaigns targeting speaker of the House Paul Ryan hoping to foment further unrest amongst USA democratic institutions", Watts said.

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Roof will plead guilty, avoiding state trial

Roof is charged with killing nine parishioners on June 17, 2015, during a Bible study meeting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Wilson had also sought the death penalty in state court. "I'm feeling glad we don't have to endure another trial". During the federal trial, Assistant US Attorney Jay Richardson said the admitted white supremacist scouted out his target multiple times, sat with the church group for 40 minutes before shooting and pulled the trigger "more than 75 times.

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Podcast: Trump, Putin and Propaganda

In the same hearing , cyber-security expert Clint Watts said Moscow-directed disinformation campaigns were "strategically leaked" to damage the presidential prospects of candidates from both political sides. Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat on the committee, called it Russian propaganda "on steroids ". Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has described allegations that his country meddled in the 2016 U.S.

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Ex-Trump adviser Flynn seeks immunity for testimony in Russian Federation probe

The Senate Intelligence Community has rejected Gen. Michael Flynn's "wildly preliminary" request for immunity , NBC News reported . "General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit", attorney Robert Kelner said Thursday.

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Senate Democrats From Trump States Bail on Schumer Over Gorsuch Confirmation

One reason Democrats are opposing Gorsuch is because Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's choice for the seat, has not gotten his chance at the seat, and Republicans should not be allowed to "pack the court", Merkley said . Justice Breyer is 78 years old and Justice Ginsburg is nearly 84. Like many Democrats, Coons complained that Gorsuch didn't give straight answers to many of his questions - but he hasn't decided on how he will vote.

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London Westminster attacker identified as Khalid Masood

Born in Kent, in the south of England, 52-year-old Masood had been living in Birmingham, in the Midlands, where several arrests have been made. "We still believe that Masood acted alone on the day and there is no information or intelligence to suggest there are further attacks planned", Basu, who is the Senior National Coordinator for UK Counter Terrorism Policing, said .

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United States immigration agents arrest four foreign nationals in Anchorage

Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced. The three-day operation saw a Russian national arrested in Portland whose criminal history included possession of methamphetamine. Many jurisdictions in the Northwest do not honor such requests after a federal court said it's unconstitutional to detain people without a warrant after they would have otherwise been released.


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