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Trump says dollar 'getting too strong'

Japan's Nikkei .N225 slumped 1 percent. "The best way to get China to cooperate with North Korea, is to be tough on them with trade, which is the number one thing China's government cares about", Schumer said. This was one of his top campaign promise . On Wednesday, it furthered those losses and was last down 0.5 percent at 109.1 yen, its lowest since November 17.

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Hillary Clinton's Forthcoming Book Will Tackle Misogyny's Role In The Election

As for dealing with Assad, Clinton told New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof that she thinks the Syrian leader should have been stopped from bombing innocent people and dropping sarin gas on them. Kristof also asked Clinton about Trump. In the immediate aftermath of her loss to Trump in November, the two-time presidential candidate largely stayed away from the limelight.

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Suspect in custody at US Capitol, no terrorism suspected

Capitol remains open. The Metropolitan Police Department earlier said the driver had apparently struck a police cruiser and tried running over several other officers. Members of Congress and White House spokesman Sean Spicer praised the Capitol Police for their quick action. The driver was arrested and no one was hurt.

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Trump celebrates Supreme Court success with Gorsuch

After his oath taking, Justice Gorsuch thanked the people who supported him including Trump, who nominated him, Vice President Mike Pence for his constant encouragement and friendship. Trump called the occasion "momentous" and "historic", noting that his power to appoint was among a president's most important. The first ceremony took place privately in the Justices' Conference Room, with Chief Justice John Roberts administering the oath required by the Constitution.

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Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syrian investigation

Tensions between Moscow and Washington have further aggravated over Syria after the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian military airfield on Thursday, which it claims to be in response to the alleged Syrian government's chemical weapons attack last Tuesday in Khan Sheikhoun.

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Trump Puts Bombing Kim Jong-Un On The 'Back Burner'

China is by far North Korea's largest trading partner. On Wednesday, Trump, who met Xi at a first summit in Florida last week, praised China for sending coal ships back to North Korea under existing United Nations sanctions. North Korea has since warned that a nuclear attack on the United States would be imminent should the Trump administration show signs of aggression in the western Pacific.

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LGBT Employees Protected By Federal Civil Rights Act, Appeals Court Rules

It's kind of amusing (of course by amusing I mean sad) to think that the attorney seriously can't think about any possible harm that can come as a result of gay, lesbian, and bisexual people getting just a little more job protection. "It is well-nigh certain that homosexuality, male or female, did not figure in the minds of the legislators who enacted Title VII", wrote Judge Posner.

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Republican Ron Estes Wins Congressional Seat in Contested Race

Instead, they are left dreaming of successes ahead, and Republicans are at least a bit more hopeful that the president's unpopularity won't be as much of a drag on congressional candidates as had been feared. Voters on Tuesday picked state Treasurer Ron Estes to fill the vacancy created when Trump chose former U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo as Central Intelligence Agency director.

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Comedian Charlie Murphy dead after battle with Leukemia

One of his famous appearances was in a skit on "Chappelle's Show," about the night he partied with Prince. Prior to appearing on Chappelle's Show he appeared in the films Mo' Betta Blues , CB4, Jungle Fever and more. Murphy starred in a host of television series and films such as Norbit and the Chapelle show . Charlie Murphy also continued touring in the months before his death.

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GOP Holds On To House Seat In Kansas Special Election

After all , if a Democrat could win a district that Trump won big, why couldn't a Democrat win a district Republicans only carried by single digits? Thompson coming within striking distance of upsetting a Republican in deep-red Kansas may be just what local Democrats need to get the national party to invest.

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Republicans survive election scare, win Kansas House seat

Caveats aside, the broad message from Kansas is this: Republican survived disaster, but even in their victory alarms can be heard going off. Estes defeated Democrat James Thompson, drawing 52.5 percent of the vote to Thompson's 45.7 percent.

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Senate confirms Trump pick Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court justice

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said the episode was proof Democrats would have filibustered any of President Trump's nominees. Individuals on both the right and left have praised Judge Gorsuch, and it was made clear during his confirmation hearings that he would be a superb jurist who respects the rule of law and immensely values and understands that the judiciary must be independent.

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United Airlines CEO Releases Third Statement Finally Apologizing After Passenger Incident

Beset with a continuing public relations nightmare, United Airlines has confirmed that it is compensating all passengers on now-infamous Flight 3411. Several passengers on United flight 3411 from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Louisville, Kentucky, captured video as a man was dragged off the plane by authorities after he apparently refused to leave from an overbooked flight.

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Student one of 3 dead in San Bernardino school shooting

But detectives turned up a handwritten letter at Anderson's home in which he wrote about "the relationship and fixing things, and it also made reference to feeling dishonored, and moving forward", Burguan said. A 9-year-old boy also was shot but was in stable condition and in good spirits, watching cartoons in his hospital bed Tuesday, police said. It was important for her to come, joining hundreds of other parents, teachers and community members on the lawn at North Park Elementary School ...

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President President Trump says US-Russia relations may be at 'all-time low'

Safronkov said Russia's Foreign Minister asked U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during talks earlier Wednesday in Moscow to jointly request the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons "to immediately put together an independent global mission" to visit Khan Sheikhoun and the air base that the U.S.

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USA ready 'to do more in Syria' after strike

Speaking at a bad-tempered emergency UN Security Council meeting, Nikki Haley said Syrian President Bashar al Assad felt he could get away with using chemical weapons against his own people "because he knew Russian Federation would have his back".

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Feds won't halt deportation of Mexican mom of 4 US-born kids

A three-judge 6th U.S. Court of Appeals panel unanimously agreed with the U.S. Justice Department's request to dismiss the appeal by Maribel (MAHR'-uh-behl) Trujillo (TROO'-hee-yoh) Diaz (dee-AHZ'). U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials first came into contact with her in 2007, when she was among dozens arrested during a federal raid of a Fairfield Koch Foods plant.

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I Dusted Rubio, Bush Before I Even Knew Steve Bannon

A senior White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that Bannon only attended one meeting of the council and was originally given the post as a check on former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Last week, Bannon and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, were reportedly told to iron out their differences . "A giant smile spreads across his face at the thought of Bannon being forced out of the White House completely", the Politico correspondent wrote .

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Alabama governor's resignation and guilty plea followed state supreme court order

She died in office in 1968. Bentley's political demise started after he fired Alabama's Law Enforcement Secretary Spencer Collier a year ago. The governor's resignation also completes Alabama's ignominious branches-of-government trifecta of misconduct: former House Speaker Mike Hubbard remains free on bond after his June 2016 conviction on 12 felony ethics charges; and Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from the bench (again) for multiple violations of the canons ...

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Democrats Break Ranks to Vote for Confirmation of Gorsuch

Gorsuch will be sworn in as the 113th justice on Monday in separate ceremonies at the court and the White House. The Supreme Court seat left vacant after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016 has been filled 14 months later.

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Toyota Investing $1.33 Billion in Georgetown Plant

Last year, TMMK produced almost a quarter of the total number of Toyota vehicles made in North America-over 500,000. Toyota Motor Corporation has announced that the company would be making a massive investment to the tune of United States dollars 1.33 billion in its facility in Kentucky.

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Appeals Court: Civil Rights Act protects gay workers

Judge Richard Posner, in a concurrence, said: "I don't see why firing a lesbian because she is in the subset of women who are lesbian should be thought any less a form of sex discrimination than firing a woman because she's a woman". "That means that it falls within Title VII's prohibition against sex discrimination, if it affects employment in one of the specified ways", Wood added.

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Blame Voters for the Political Corruption in Alabama

Alabama Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey was sworn in as the state's 54th governor on Monday, April 10, following the resignation of Robert Bentley. He did not mention the charges to which he pleaded guilty , or the deal with prosecutors that mandated his resignation.

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Public to weigh in on consent decree Thursday

After the hearing, the judge praised those who testified. The Department will use its resources to effectively promote a peaceful and lawful society, where the civil rights of all persons are valued and protected . And I said we understood all ramifications and that we don't know exactly what the cost would be. He gave no indication of a future timetable on his review of the decree.

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'Catch & Release' Immigration Policy to End, Trump Admin Announces

A policy memorandum issued by the Justice Department Tuesday asks prosecutors to pursue cases against people accused of trafficking or harboring undocumented immigrants, as well as those undocumented immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally multiple times.

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Putin says trust erodes under Trump, Moscow icily receives Tillerson

During his visit - the first to Moscow by a senior Trump administration official - Tillerson was expected to challenge Russian Federation to distance itself from Assad and his Iranian backers, an idea that the Kremlin dismissed as "absurd".

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Russia-US relations sour over Syria

Trump said he previously "complained" about North Atlantic Treaty Organisation not focusing on or contributing enough to "the fight against terrorism", adding that the alliance "made a change" and now "fight [s] terrorism". "This means cash, capabilities and contributions", Stoltenberg added. "And it's going to have to be either readjusted to take care of terrorism or we're going to have to set up a new - a new coalition, a new group of countries to handle terrorism because terrorism is out of ...

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May, Trump agree Russia should break ties with Assad: UK PM's office

The government of President Bashar al-Assad carried out the assault on 4 April in Idlib province to hit rebels in the area, the report said. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned of future chemical weapons "provocations" in Syria to frame President Bashar al-Assad, just as Washington's top diplomat arrived for talks in Moscow.

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Wichita woman charged with decapitating her ex-boyfriend's mother

The boy ran away when the assault started and called police on his grandmother's phone. Police say the suspect was found hiding in the home. Police do not know what was used to decapitate the woman, with the spokeswoman noting that the weapon was likely a "sharp object, possibly a knife".

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Two firefighters injured in Queens apartment blaze

The blaze was brought under control in about three and a half hours; by that point, part of the roof had collapsed, officials said. FDNY fire marshals arrested a contractor a day after an inferno tore through a Queens building, damaging more than 100 apartments and displacing dozens of people.

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Trump 'optimistic' at Neil Gorsuch's swearing-in after weeks of tumult

Gorsuch, accompanied by his wife and two daughters, was administered the oath by Chief Justice John Roberts in a private ceremony in the Supreme Court Justice's Conference Room. But the seat remained vacant through the election due to the position of Senate Republicans - the majority - that the seat should not be filled in an election year.

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Missouri Democrat greeted by support at town hall

McCaskill, D-Missouri, is scheduled to meet with constituents at 9 a.m. Friday at The Old Glass Place, 521 E. St. Louis St., according to a news release. Her stop in Springfield is part of a tour that stays away from the liberal bastions of St. Louis, Kansas City and Columbia and includes Hillsboro, Sikeston, Fulton, Hannibal, St.

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Bob's Stores, 1 Eastern Mountain Sports on LI to close

Parent company Eastern Outfitters has proposed closing 48 total locations among the Bob's and EMS chains, according to court documents filed in the bankruptcy case. Bob's Stores and EMS employed about 2,600 people at last report. In New Hampshire, the stores on South River Road in Bedford and Cluff Crossing in Salem are also closing.

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May and Trump in agreement to press Russian Federation over Syria

USA intelligence agencies have said that Russian Federation meddled in US presidential campaign and election to help Donald Trump win. Only weeks ago, it appeared that Trump, who praised Putin throughout the US election campaign, was poised for a potentially historic rapprochement with Russian Federation.

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Mississippi police department denies taking rapper's jewelry

Authorities in Biloxi, Mississippi are denying claims that they stole $1 million worth of jewelry from Boosie Badazz after members of his entourage were arrested in connection with a scuffle involving a mall security guard. The Associated Press also reported the news , crediting Biloxi Police Lt. Christopher De Back with the information. Lil Boosie made the claims in a video he posted to Instagram yesterday afternoon.


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