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3rd round at Masters a day of wasted chances for McIlroy

Saturday. Also among the big second-round movers were 2013 Masters victor Adam Scott, the Australian charging up the leaderboard with a solid ball-striking display. Pieters or Rahm, the Spaniard who is rated as one of the most exciting new talents in golf, could become the first newcomers to Augusta to win the Masters since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979.

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Lawmakers OK California Gas Tax, Fee Hike for Road Repairs

A tense and quietly chaotic scene ensued, with lawmakers encircling their undecided colleagues or pacing nervously, watching the vote tally. The Orange County Democrat did not vote. "Advancing a tax increase is never easy, especially for California residents who have to foot the bill , but we have a transportation funding crisis".

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Divided Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., a supporter of Gorsuch's, who followed his doctor's advice not to stay in Washington beyond Thursday. The development was a signal triumph for President Trump, whose campaign a year ago rested in large part on his pledge to appoint another committed conservative to succeed Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February 2016.

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Gas tax bill passes through State Legislature

Tension among Democrats spiked when Assemblyman Rudy Salas of Bakersfield bucked his caucus to vote against the plan . The bill passed the Senate with the minimum votes needed 27-11. Jerry Brown and Democrat lawmakers in Sacramento unveiled a "landmark" solution for funding critical transportation infrastructure projects. And the new bill, he said, was rushed to the Assembly floor without receiving a single committee vote in that house.

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Watch Alec Baldwin Compare Trump To Finger Chili on 'Saturday Night Live

It was amusing, in places, but it was also preaching to the blue-state choir just as surely as Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh or Bill O'Reilly - wait! Between the Syrian missile launch, Neil Gorsuch's Supreme court nomination, and the Trump administration's first move to defund the United Nations, it was a really stressful news week.

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Isaiah Hicks Deserved His Moment In North Carolina's Redemption Story

Past year the Tar Heels' title bid was sunk by a last-second shot by Villanova's Kris Jenkins in the title game. North Carolina forward Isaiah Hicks scored from close in to push the Tar Heels to 68-65 with 26 seconds left. Berry stepped to the free-throw line ... and missed both attempts. Bulldogs freshman Zach Collins, coming off a double-double in the Final Four victory over SC, picked up his fourth foul less than five minutes into the second half.

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Is Jeff Sessions' Justice Department Trying to Kill Police Reform in Baltimore?

Justice Department to pause it. On Tuesday, city officials told Bredar in a court filing that they opposed a delay of the hearing. In January, the city and the Justice Department announced that they'd reached an agreement to overhaul the police department.

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High Court Greenlights Impeachment Proceedings For Alabama Governor

Once Bentley became aware that his wife and others were growing increasingly suspicious of an inappropriate relationship, he attempted to hide traces of his contact with Mason. Griffin was initially appointed to the bench by Bentley before being elected. Rep. Mike Jones, R-Andalusia, who is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, praised the stay in a press release.

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Severe Weather Threat Decreasing This Morning

Tuesday is going to be a gorgeous spring day with highs around 80, but Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said Georgia is in for a big change tomorrow. Additional storms could develop later this afternoon in northwest Alabama, forecasters said. Our southeastern counties are still under an enhanced risk for severe weather, or a 3/5 on the severe weather outlook issued by the Storm Prediction center .

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Baltimore residents tell federal judge they're all for police reform

A judge on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, denied a request to delay the hearing, calling the Trump administration's request a "burden and inconvenience". "Justice delayed is justice denied", said Kevin Parson, invoking the words of the Rev. A Baltimore judge heard from concerned citizens, the police department and the Trump DOJ as to whether the Baltimore police should go ahead with the reforms, reports the Associated Press.

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The Senate Confirmed Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court Justice

Amid a process poised to have a long-lasting impact on the U.S. Senate, Judge Neil Gorsuch secured confirmation Friday to serve as an associate justice on the U.S. "There will now be up to 30 hours of debate prior to the vote to confirm [Gorsuch]", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement released via Twitter on Thursday.

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Impeachment of Alabama Governor Bentley Allowed to Proceed

Bentley has vowed to stay in office despite growing calls for his resignation. "I have not", Bentley said in a statement on marble steps of the Capitol. The report says Governor Bentley blamed Hannah for the existence of the tapes, and not long after that is when the governor started confronting Hannah angrily about it.

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Fowler, Hoffman edge ahead at sun-drenched Masters

Garcia, 37, carded a three-under par 69 to finish the day four under, where he joined Charley Hoffman, whose opening round lead was wiped out after he shot a three-over 75 on the second day of action. 12. "As soon as it came out of the fringe, I knew it was moving". Greller said, "Hit it to 20 feet". Defending champion Danny Willett got off to a miserable start with a quadruple-bogey eight at the first and along with Swedish world number five Henrik Stenson and twice Masters victor Bubba ...

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Devin Nunes steps away from probe on Russian Federation meddling

Representative Devin Nunes has stepped aside as leader of the House investigation into possible Russian meddling in the USA election amid accusations he was doing the White House's bidding. The move would last while the House Ethics Committee looks into allegations that Nunes discussed classified material following a secret meeting at the White House.

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Hillary Clinton Explains Why She Really Lost to Trump

When he was president, Barack Obama elected not to strike Assad's regime in 2013 despite saying he had "crossed a red line" by dropping up to 1,000kg of sarin on a rebel-held area of Damascus, killing up to 1,400 people. Representative Devin Nunes, a Republican, is under investigation for supposedly disclosing classified information and stepped aside from the congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the U.S.

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Pelosi to Ryan: Cancel House Recess to Debate Authorizing Force Against Syria

Trump's two immediate predecessors, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, have cited congressional war authorizations passed in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks when taking action in the Middle East, although there is debate about whether that authorization would apply to a strike against the Assad regime.

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Judge rejects Justice Department request to delay Baltimore police hearing

The Trump administration has expanded it's second guess of the previous administration through the Justice Department. The public hearing will begin Thursday, April 6 at 9:30 a.m. Thursday's hearing prompted the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to move to have two additional plaintiffs - a nonprofit collaboration of six local pastors called Community Churches for Community Development, as well as Ralph E.

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NRA Staffer Accidentally Shoots Himself at Gun Org's Va. Museum

The weapon is believed to have discharged when the man holstered his gun. After police consulted with the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, no charges are expected, police said. . The organization has found itself connected to accidental shootings in the past. The employee suffered a minor wound to his lower body at the NRA headquarters in Virginia, police said.

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America Lost More Than 60000 Retail Jobs In The Last Two Months

All told, the U.S. economy added just 98,000 jobs in March, well shy of the 180,000 economists predicted and down from February's gain of 219,000 jobs. But overall, only 8 percent of USA workers are employed in manufacturing today, a big drop from 22 percent in 1970. Also weaker in the report was that January's payrolls were revised lower to 216,000 from 238,000 and February's payrolls were revised down to 219,000 from 235,000.

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Alabama governor faces impeachment hearings after ruling

If convicted, Bentley would face four felony violations punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000, according to the newspaper. "We appreciate the Court's consideration of this serious case and are gratified by the result", said Ross Garber, attorney for the governor. State Rep.

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Here's what it means when the Senate 'goes nuclear'

Lawmakers of both parties bemoaned the long-term implications for the Senate, the court and the country. "When history weighs what happened, the responsibility for changing the rules will fall on the Republicans' and Leader McConnell's shoulders", said Schumer, according to a report by the New York Times .

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No surprises in Trump-Xi meet: Presidential Office

There are a thousand reasons to activate the ties between China and the United States , and no reason to break them, Xi told Trump on Thursday night when he was received by the USA head of government at the Mar-a-lago residence in Florida, according to the state news agency Xinhua.

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Trial begins for four men charged in fatal shooting at Toronto cafe

The defense claims Bradley, now jailed in CT for shooting up a Hartford club in 2014, shot de Abreu and Furtado over a drug deal. "The two were best friends until, Bradley alleges, Hernandez shot Bradley in the face to shut him up about the murders (Hernandez is also charged with witness intimidation)".

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North Carolina's HB2 bill was partially repealed - but LGTBQ people aren't celebrating

The NCAA also pulled seven events from North Carolina , including the first and second rounds of the men's basketball tournament, which were relocated to Greenville. Major corporations, performers like Bruce Springsteen and sports leagues have boycotted the state. PayPal and Deutsche Bank were among the companies that scrapped plans to open operations in the state following the law's passage.

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In Her First Interview, Clinton Admits To Post Election Loss Difficulties

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke out Thursday about how she would respond to Tuesday's chemical attack in Syria , promoting USA action to prevent further attacks with civilian casualties. "Certainly, misogyny played a role". Hillary Clinton called for bombing of Assad's airfields hours before Donald Trump ordered the airstrike against the Syrian government.

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Hillary Clinton Bashes Trump for Blocking Syrian Refugees

The former Democratic presidential nominee spoke at length, covering a range of issues that included calling on the United States to take out Syrian air fields in the wake of a suspected chemical weapons attack. "I don't understand the commitment to hurt so many people that this administration, this White House, seems to be pursuing", She said. "I think it is fair to say that the outside intervention - the combination of the Comey letter on 28 October and WikiLeaks, which played a much ...

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Possible Deal On NY State Budget Emerges

It also has an affordable housing tax credit for New York City developers and increases school funding by $1.1 billion to $25.8 billion overall. Negotiations are still ongoing about the raise the age issue, which would increase the age of criminal responsibility in the state from 16- and 17-years old, to 18-years-old, depending on the crimes.

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Athletes, fans honor Stockholm truck attack victims

The first suspect is a 39-year-old Uzbek national living in Sweden. EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said: "An attack on any of our member states is an attack on us all". " You will not defeat us , you will not govern our lives, you will never, ever win", Stefan Lofven, who described the assault as a terrorist attack, said late on Friday.

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Police say arrested suspect is 'likely' hijacker

A man was arrested in the northern Stockholm suburb of Marsta after acting suspiciously... Tow trucks pull away the beer truck that crashed into the department store Ahlens after ploughing down the Drottninggatan Street in central Stockholm April 8, 2017.

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Alabama governor asks court to halt impeachment process

Bentley, a Republican, has been battling impeachment efforts over the a year ago related to political fallout from his relationship with a former aide. A report on the impeachment process released on Friday claimed the governor "encouraged an atmosphere of intimidation" in order to keep his relationship with Mason quiet, the AP said.

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House tax committee plans public hearings on tax overhaul

Two officials and a third person confirmed the consideration of the value-added tax, while one official and the third person confirmed the consideration of the carbon tax. Democrats would hate it even if the carbon tax were for real. "Under the BAT, a USA large company may virtually pay no corporate taxes simply because it exports products, while another American company delivering affordable essentials to their consumers will be faced with crushing taxes".

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Schools close amid Wisconsin manhunt for gun theft suspect

They could not confirm the video's authenticity, but did say they do believe the man in the video is Joseph Jakubowski, the suspect they are looking for. School districts were notified of the information the police had received about the threats and that prompted the soft lockdown. He is considered armed and risky.

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Russian bombing suspect identified

Petersburg on suspicion of recruiting for Islamic militant groups. An explosive device has been made safe in a flat in St Petersburg by Russian police, three days after a bomb on the city's metro left 14 people dead. St Petersburg is still reeling after a bomb ripped through the city's metro on Monday, killing 14 people and injuring 50. A search of the suspects' homes had turned up objects that were important for the investigation, it said.

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Trump administration takes aim at police reforms

Improving the trust between law enforcement and the communities they cover is the logical and proven way to ease tensions and make communities safer. "The people that actually live here; the people that actually have experienced some type of brutality with an officer, these are the people that are asking for it, so now our Department of Justice , the new person that's running it, is going to come in and say now we're going to do a reform? Why? Why?" David Ralph, the interim city solicitor ...

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Judge Denies DOJ Request To Postpone Consent Decree Hearing

Still, the denial is a bump in the road for Session's plans for a far-reaching review of a number of similar consent decrees between the DOJ and local law enforcement agencies. Because the Baltimore decree has not yet been formally adopted, Sessions asked a federal judge to delay the legal proceedings surrounding its adoption for 90 days, presumably with the eventual aim of finding a way to scuttle it altogether.


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