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Airline Bumping You From a Flight? What Are Your Rights?

United Airlines sought to quell the uproar over a man being dragged off a plane by announcing on Tuesday that it would no longer ask police to remove passengers from full flights and would compensate customers who were on the flight when the man was removed.

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Gritty New Jersey a source of wealth for Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner

According to the Office of Government Ethics, one in four officials in Mr Trump's White House had "extremely complex" financial reports. There is a link on the White House website where anyone can request financial information for an employee by name (president Donald Trump and vice president Mike Pence are excluded) and then receive that information hours later by email.

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US Secretary of State meets Vladimir Putin as tension deepens over Syria

Instead, Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who had met earlier on Wednesday, joined Putin for almost two hours. NPR's Lucian Kim reports that Lavrov went into talks "warning that the USA not repeat strikes against Syrian government forces".

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Democrats 'Fired Up and Mobilizing' After Narrow Kansas Loss

If the midterm elections were a few weeks away, Republicans would have reason to panic, but they're not. Estes beat out Democratic lawyer James Thompson, who garnered 46 percent of the vote. It's not all his fault-the dysfunctional GOP Congress that can't even cooperate with itself catches some blame-but it's mostly Trump. Former Republican Alabama Gov.

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Republicans avert disaster in Kansas but 2018 trouble looms

Republican Ron Estes won 53 to 45 per cent against Democrat challenger James Thompson . Both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence recorded robocalls for him, and Texas Sen. Victoria Snitsar, a student at the University of Kansas who lives in Lawrence, supported Estes' message of fiscal conservatism and knocked on doors for him in Wichita during the campaign.

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Will pre-existing conditions be covered under Trump's new health care bill?

The door is being opened to eliminate protections in current law that ensure that health insurance companies can't sell meaningless coverage or charge seniors, individuals who have survived illnesses, and people who are sick, very high premiums that would be unaffordable for many.

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Removal of United passenger shines light on airport police

Dao's attorney said at a news conference Thursday that the April 9 incident left Dao with a severe concussion, a broken nose and two missing teeth. He was discharged from the hospital late Wednesday night. The officers aren't part of the city's regular police force, get less training and can't carry firearms inside the airport grounds. The police force was started decades ago when the long-running Mayor Richard J.

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Republican Estes wins Kansas House seat by narrow margin

So while Estes is the victor, his Democratic opponent, James Thompson , can also claim some victory (but no seat in Congress). Estes did, in fact, win the election for the House seat vacated by Mike Pompeo, who left to become Trump's Central Intelligence Agency director.

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Iran's Rouhani says U.S. abetting Syria 'terrorists'

The deal was created to prevent possible military incidents between the two great powers, which support opposing sides in the Syrian civil war. But he backed calls for an independent inquiry into a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday that Trump blamed on the Damascus regime.

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US Treasurys higher amid uncertainty over Trump's dollar remark

In recent weeks the president's national economics adviser, Gary Cohn, has slowly won Trump's ear. Now China sends only about a fifth of its exports to the USA, so the U.S.by itself is not a huge export market. The department is also studying trade abuses and their effect on US trade deficits. But Taiwan is a non-negotiable item for China and Trump had to back down.

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Rescuers pluck passengers from stuck roller coaster

The Prince George's County Fire Department is onsite to assist in getting the riders safely off the ride. A judge later ordered the park to award one family $60,000 in the incident - $10,000 for each family member stuck on the ride. This isn't the first time riders have been stranded on the Joker's Jinx. Fire crews have been able to successfully rescue several riders at this time.

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Taxes: President scraps tax plan, timetable threatened

Without them, they might not be able to afford to get care. "I think he just has an obligation to come clean". First, does Trump contribute any taxes to the nation he leads? And Trump appeared willing to capitalise on this new "strong man" image, warning Chinese President Xi Jinping that the United States was prepared to act alone if China did not do more to convince Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear program.

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Family Fun: Easter activities will keep you hopping

Note that Bunnyland will be closed on Easter Sunday. The children race with their age groups to pick up 15,000 candy-filled eggs that are spread across the ball fields. "The local building and maintenance company will be taking over from the Easter bunny and leaving sweet treats for all to find". Dozens of children streamed across the fresh spring grass in search of Easter eggs at Centennial Park in Assiniboia on Saturday, April 8.

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United States hit IS with largest non-nuclear bomb ever used

A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed " Mother Of All Bombs ", was dropped on an ISIS- Khorasan tunnel complex in Achin district of Afghanistan's Nanagarh province, the Pentagon said. Adam Stump, a Pentagon spokesman, said the bomb was dropped from a U.S. MC-130 special operations transport. American forces will continue offensive operations until ISIS-K is destroyed in Afghanistan, it said.

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Iowa Gov. Branstad Signs Law Expanding Gun Rights

The law will also allow those with concealed carry permits to bring their weapons into the state capitol building and prevents state officials, including the governor, from banning weapon possession in emergency situations. "Overall, this is a very comprehensive reform and a lot of it is long overdue and I'm just very pleased". The legislation approved Monday by the House would take effect July 1 if Gov.

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Rex Tillerson, Sergei Lavrov meeting highlights widening US-Russia divide

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov agreed there were many problems, but stressed that Moscow was "open to dialogue with the USA in all different areas". "But I do think it's going to happen at a certain point", Trump said. Trump ordered a cruise-missile strike Thursday on a Syrian airbase where the USA determined the sarin gas attack had been launched and where the Russians had also stationed forces.

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Sharks' Thornton, Couture game-time decision

I've seen what a top-heavy McLellan-coached team can do in the playoffs, and it's not anything to get excited about. You wait 11 years for it, and in a quick three hours it breaks your heart. "We've been through a lot together", said Burns. Joel Ward and Paul Martin scored the other goals for the Sharks , who went to the Stanley Cup final last season, losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games.

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Trump and taxes: Back to drawing board, seeks GOP consensus

This approach would be aimed at winning bipartisan support in Congress. "It tells us the story about people's priorities". Because measures passed through reconciliation aren't subject to the Senate filibuster, this route wouldn't require any cooperation from Democrats.

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USA drops biggest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

The Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, developed more than a decade ago, had never been used in combat. On Thursday, US forces dropped the largest conventional bomb in its arsenal on an ISIS tunnel complex in Nangahar province, eastern Afghanistan.

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Archer outpitches Tanaka, Rays top Yankees 7-3 in MLB opener

He should have confidence against the Yankees: His career ERA of 2.91 in 12 starts against NY is third-best among all active pitchers, even though the Yankees tagged him for 10 runs in 7 1/3 innings last season. Randal Grichuk hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and a game-ending RBI single in the ninth, helping St. Louis win a wild prime-time opener. "We expect Michael to have a big year, pitch really well and get deep into games", Girardi said.

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Public, Private Colleges Express Differences on Free-Tuition Plan

Andrew Cuomo said . For many lower income families across New York State, a wall of debt may stand between them and sending a child into higher education often meant the inevitable debt that comes with it, but with New York State's new Excelsior Scholarship Program, that could become a thing of the past.

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US Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court justice

Still, Democrats were aghast. The Senate's 100 member was recorded as absent and not voting - Republican Sen. Gorsuch was confirmed Friday by the Senate. McConnell said he remains "absolutely" committed to retaining the filibuster for legislation, calling it the "essence of the Senate". Gorsuch was on a list of potential justices recommended by the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation during the campaign, and some Republicans even credit the Supreme Court vacancy as one reason ...

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U.S. military: Misdirected airstrike in Syria killed 18 allied fighters

In an exclusive interview with AFP in Damascus Assad said his army had given up all its chemical weapons and that Syrian military power was not affected by the United States strike. Russian Federation blocked a Western effort at the UN Security Council on Wednesday to condemn the gas attack and push Assad to cooperate with worldwide inquiries into the incident.

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US Prepared to Strike North Korea if Missile Test Appears Imminent

Wang warned that history would hold any instigator to account. While neither side would say exactly what sort of deal was struck, it seemed to confirm observers' predictions that both leaders went into the summit expecting to size each other up and see to what extent they could do business with each other.

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The Risk Trump Takes in Potentially Abandoning Steve Banno

But shedding Bannon would be no simple staff shake-up. "They are peers age-wise, Steve is quite successful and Steve steered him through the general election". Bannon's ideological and stylistic differences with Jared Kushner, Trump's increasingly influential son-in-law, have led to a number of behind-closed-doors confrontations.

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United's statement on news conference by passenger's lawyers

Dao was not there. Dao was dragged off a flight Sunday by airport guards after he refused to give up his seat on the full plane to make room for crew members. Attorney Thomas Demetrio says Dao came to the U.S.in 1975. Dao didn't remember exactly what occurred because of the concussion he suffered, Demetrio said.

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Dao goes to court; wants United to save video, records from plane

Chicago's Aviation Department said on Wednesday that two more officers had been placed on leave in connection with the April 9 incident, during which airport security officers dragged Dao from his seat aboard a United jet headed for Louisville, Kentucky.

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Scorpion stings United Airlines passenger

Demetrio said Dao, who was released from the hospital late Wednesday, will need reconstructive surgery. Dao was not there. A United Airlines passenger who was on the same flight as Dr. I share all of those sentiments, and one above all: "my deepest apologies for what happened", Munoz said in a statement. But the attorney questioned its sincerity, suggesting United acted because it was taking a PR "beating".

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FBI's Comey: People 'confused' by bureau's actions past year

The FBI is investigating Russian meddling in last year's election, including whether the Kremlin coordinated with Trump campaign associates. " I worry sometimes that people don't know us ", said Comey. Assad: Chemical attacks "100 percent fabrication" MORE. Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo asked Trump, " "For example, was it a mistake not to ask Jim Comey to step down from the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the outset of your presidency? The FBI director suggested partisan ...

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US military drops 'mother of all bombs on IS' in Afghanistan

The security situation remains precarious in Afghanistan, with a number of militant groups trying to claim territory more than 15 years after the U.S. Russia's non-nuclear answer to the GBU-43/B is its " father of all bombs ", which has the force of 44 tons of TNT. The United States dropped a MOAB bomb on an ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan.

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New York Becomes First State to Offer Free 4-Year College Tuition

And students who go to community colleges will be required to stay in NY for at least two years after graduating, while students who attend four-year universities will be required to stay for four years. Cuomo said the tuition-free program - a "last-dollar" scholarship that picks up whatever tuition TAP and PELL don't cover - is one of the proudest accomplishments of his tenure.

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Friends & Colleagues Remember First Female Muslim Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam

The body of Sheila Abdus-Salaam, a 65-year-old associate judge who served on New York's highest court, was found floating in the river off Manhattan's west side on Wednesday. Her body was discovered Wednesday afternoon in the Hudson River. Abdus-Salaam quickly moved up in her profession becoming a judge in 1991 and being elected to New York's Supreme Court in 1993.

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U.S. ambassador: Regime change in Syria is a priority for Trump administration

Russian Federation is the Syrian regime's main ally in the nation's six-year-long civil war. Syria strike was in "vital national security interest" of US The Hill's 12:30 Report McConnell talking to Romney about Senate race MORE (R-Utah), the Senate president pro tempore.

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Severe weather expected Wednesday

Around a dozen utility poles and several trees were toppled or broken in half in Calhoun County as a severe storm moved through the Midlands on Monday, according to David Chojnacki, Calhoun County emergency manager. Golf ball size hail is likely with the stronger storms tomorrow with some potential for as large as tennis ball or baseball size. Isolated tornadoes also are possible in the strongest storms.

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China calls for calm as United States dispatches naval might to Korean waters

In a surprise move, China on Wednesday abstained rather than joining Russian Federation in vetoing a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in Syria. The Syrians were the first to feel the lash from a new direction in American foreign policy. That said, analysts argue that Trump's unpredictability has unsettled China - although it's unclear whether it has been a strategic ploy to shake up the bilateral relationship and gain leverage or ...


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