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White House decides against releasing visitor records

Under the Trump Administration's directive, logs of those entering the White House complex will be kept secret until at least five years after Trump leaves office-at which point they will first be eligible to be requested by the public, press and scholars.

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Kansas Republican wins congressional seat in special election

Estes defeated Democrat James Thompson , drawing 52.5 percent of the vote to Thompson's 45.7 percent. But that was hardly the case. Much of the money that would have normally gone into the Kansas race has been diverted to the special election in Georgia's sixth district, where Democrat Jon Ossoff is now favored in a historically Republican-safe suburb of Atlanta.

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San Bernardino school shooting: 'I'm scared,' panicked 911 caller says

Anderson entered the school through the main entrance. Anderson then opened fire on Smith "very, very quickly upon entering the classroom", Police Chief Jarrod Burguan told reporters. San Bernardino police have said nothing of what might have motivated Anderson to open fire in the special-education classroom at North Park Elementary School on Monday.

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Parishioners at St. Lucy's Church participate in Stations of the Cross

A dramatic re-enactment of the Stations of Cross, depicting the life of Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion, proceeded through the streets of Reading on Good Friday morning as spectators watched the events unfold. The Stations of the Cross show the way of the Cross, and what Jesus went through, his suffering, and his death. Several people were humbled after service.

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World on edge as Trump bombs Syria

The presence of Russian advisers at the airfield used to launch the attack raised questions about how they could not have known about Syria's chemical weapons. The mixed signals on Assad's future came as top White House officials all did seem to agree on increasing pressure on Russian Federation. "So they want to make sure they're tracking those (US) ships".

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Trump boasts of hiring only the best, but picks haunt him

According to The Washington Post , one friend compared Bannon's current standing in the administration to "a terminally ill family member who had been moved into hospice care". "There's always going to be a healthy debate internally on a variety of policy issues among the Cabinet, among the staff, to make sure the president sees every option that's available", Spicer said during Monday's press briefing.

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Michael Moore: Defunding Planned Parenthood 'Vicious'

Moore, a strident critic of Trump, publicly declared his support for Planned Parenthood by joining the organization the day after the president's inauguration. She thinks women still need to overcome the stigma of talking about reproductive health, a taboo that she says keeps women from talking to each other about these issues or seeking professional help.

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Justice Department motion to delay BPD consent decree denied

And an agreement is being negotiated in Chicago . NAACP President Cornell Brooks has called Sessions' latest move "somewhere between chilling and alarming". In 14 cases, consent decrees were reached with federal judges serving as monitors. Baltimore officials are telling a federal judge they want to move forward with a plan to overhaul the city's troubled police department despite a Justice Department request to delay it.

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Joseph Jakubowski in custody

News reports that Jakubowski was taken into custody after a suspicious person was reported camping on a farmer's property near Readstown, Wisconsin in Vernon County. On Thursday it was announced that, someone who said they were Jakubowski sent a letter threatening violence Easter Sunday against churches about 19 miles northwest of Milwaukee , the Waukesha Sheriff's Office said.

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Easter egg hunt back on after fugitive's arrest 11:47 am Fri

Egg hunt hosted by the Missoula Fraternal Order of Eagles, 11 a.m., Spurgin fast pitch ball field, off Tower Street. Rain date is 4 p.m. April 17. The other eggs will also contain other prizes like school supplies and sweets. Kids up to age 12 can participate. Enjoy a delicious Easter special including glazed ham, scalloped potatoes, a cup of our famous pinto beans and a piece of cornbread made from our stone ground cornmeal.

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Russian Federation casts 8th veto to block condemnation of Assad regime gas attack

Syria's President Bashar-al Assad is claiming his government does not have chemical weapons and reports of an attack by his forces are "100 percent" fabrication. Despite initial hopes in Moscow of better ties with the U.S. under President Donald Trump, the two powers have descended into a furious war of words over the attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun and the retaliatory U.S.

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Convicted serial killer dies after assault in Toledo prison cell

The Ohio Highway Patrol continues to investigate his death, said spokesman Lt. Robert Sellers. Sponsored Content: Why Governance, Risk and Compliance is Everyone's Business - Download the Executive Brief Today. Former Hamilton County Prosecutor Arthur Ney Jr. who prosecuted the cases in Cincinnati said Harvey was not a mercy killer. His crimes began in the early 1970s when he was a teen working at Marymount Hospital in Kentucky.

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Trump to discontinue Obama policy of voluntarily releasing White House visitor logs

The Trump administration is choosing to view White House visitor logs as "presidential records", not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) met with sources on White House grounds who supposedly told him the Trump campaign had been caught up in government surveillance of Trump Tower.

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"I said it was obsolete. It's no longer obsolete".

Hosting Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House, Mr Trump said the threat of terrorism had underlined the alliance's importance. "I'm sending Gen. McMaster to Afghanistan to find out how we can make progress alongside our Afghan partners and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies", Trump announced after talks with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief.

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Officer asked Pulse shooting victims: 'If you're alive, raise your hand'

Gruler called a signal 43, which means an officer needs help. The report includes the most comprehensive timeline of the night as well as never-before-seen photos from inside the club. The presentation paints a detailed picture of the dark events officers and deputies found when they were inside the club. "There were so many bodies on the dance floor that one officer was overhead on body camera footage saying, 'If you're alive, raise your hand".

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House GOP Leaders Tweak Health Care Proposal

Arrington said it's a delicate balance - where if you tweak the bill one way you risk losing moderate's support, and if you tweak it the other way you risk losing the hard-line Freedom Caucus members. Paul told reporters that he was "very optimistic" about progress towards repealing Obamacare. The new bill will aim at maintaining the essential or core health benefits of Obamacare.

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George Will: What the Freedom Caucus stands for

The bill to partially repeal and replace Obamacare, the American Health Care Act, was pulled last month due to insufficient support. Even when Trump says he's open to shifting again, it's yet another message to the Freedom Caucus that if they derail ObamaCare repeal and replace on more time, they'll ruin tax reform too because it's nearly impossible to do the one in a satisfactory manner unless you do the other.

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Again: Russia vetoes United Nations resolution on Syrian war

Syria strongly denied it was behind the April 4 chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun, which killed 87 people. Moscow has blamed Syrian rebels. But in a Fox Business Network interview, the US president said he wouldn't intervene militarily against Assad unless the Syrian leader resorts to using weapons of mass destruction again.

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Civil Rights Groups Worried About Latest Police Reform Halt

At a news conference announcing the charges, Davis called the indictments "part of the messy business of reform". Activists and civil rights groups criticized the Department of Justice's (DOJ) pause on police reform, calling the move "alarming" Tuesday.

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In Colorado Trump's order on Planned Parenthood called an assault

Republicans, including President Donald Trump, generally oppose abortion. The ceremony was attended by Seema Verma, director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as abortion opponents such as the leaders of the Susan B.

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West Virginia law authorizes opioid antidotes at schools

At the end of the press conference, Justice provided some theatrics in describing the politics going on in the state Capitol. "From the beginning, the Senate's position has been to deliver a budget to the people of West Virginia that lives within its means, and to do that within the 60 days of the regular Legislative session".

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Syria's Assad says chemical attack '100 percent fabrication'

A Syrian child receives treatment following a suspected toxic gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, on 4 April 2017. He also rejected American claims of certain evidence that Assad ordered the chemical attack. The British delegation to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said United Kingdom scientists have tested samples from Khan Sheikhun and the samples "tested positive for the nerve agent sarin, or a ...

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Judge found dead in Hudson killed herself

About three years ago, Abdus-Salaam's brother committed suicide, the New York Times reported, citing unidentified police sources. Abdus-Salaam spent the weekend in New Jersey with her husband, who last heard from his wife on Monday evening, Boyce said.

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UK PM May says highly likely Syrian government behind poison gas attack

On April 4, a reported toxic gas attack hit the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria's Idlib, killing over 80 people and wounding scores of others. "On April 4, the lifeless bodies of innocent victims, grotesquely contorted and twisted by the nerve agent sarin, tell the real story", Ward said. "India is a signatory to the chemical weapons convention".

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U.S. drops MOAB on Afghanistan to cover traces

The US estimates 600 to 800 IS fighters are present in Afghanistan, mostly in Nangarhar. The GBU-43B known as the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) or the Mother of All Bombs, is a 20,000-pound monster. They said no civilian casualties had been caused. Multiple Afghan officials previously told CNN they had no information about the bombing before it happened.

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Gun theft, manhunt suspect reported near Mauston

A man who police say burglarized a Wisconsin gun store and shipped a 161-page manifesto to President Trump has been on the run for almost a week. Bethlehem Lutheran Church canceled all Sunday services as a precaution and Sun Prairie police said at the time it would provide extra patrols around houses of worship during the weekend.

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Republicans' narrow win for Kansas seat emboldens Democrats

In Kansas, Republicans were able to keep the seat vacated by Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo - but the race was much tighter than expected in what many regarded as the first referendum on the Trump administration. Republicans have had Georgia's 6th District seat since the 1980s, but a year ago Trump barely won it. Democrats see that as an opening. Republicans pulled in U.S.

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Several dead after severe storms push through Southeast

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma says tornadoes and strong winds are likely from MS to SC. Francine Gotch, 38, and Neville Alexander, 3, died when a tornado flipped over their trailer Sunday morning, the sheriff's office in St.

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Bears Remember Late Steelers Owner Dan Rooney

I remember encountering Rooney in the parking lot of Pittsburgh International Airport about 15 years ago. "Rosalind and I send our thoughts and prayers to the Rooney family and the entire Steelers organization". My condolences go out to his wife Patricia, his son Art, as well as his entire family, the many players who played for him and the countless Steeler fans who will mourn his loss".

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US, Russia relations couldn't get anymore confusing

It was the eighth veto by Russian Federation, a close ally of Assad, on a Western-backed Syria resolution and reflected the deep division that has left the UN's most powerful body struggling to tackle the use of banned chemical weapons and to help end the six-year Syrian conflict.

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United CEO says he felt 'shame' over incident with passenger

Like Dr. Dao , Fearns refused to get up. The pleading was filed in Cook County Circuit Court, in Chicago. His attorneys, along with some of his family members, are scheduled to talk to reporters Thursday. "That officer has been placed on leave effective today pending a thorough review of the situation". Finding none - and no takers for financial compensation - four passengers were selected at random to give up their seats .

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Dragged passenger a 'poster child' for airline abuses, lawyer says

A lawsuit will be filed at some point, and a hearing on preserving evidence is set for Monday in Chicago , Mr Demetrio said . "I would be shocked if there is not going to be major changes", he said. A spokeswoman for the law firm representing Dr. David Dao says the lawyers and Dao's daughter will speak Thursday about Dao's removal from a full jetliner at O'Hare International Airport on Sunday.

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Sessions Vows Get-Tough Approach to Immigration During Border Tour

The remarks came after Sessions spoke in Arizona, telling the audience that America was entering the "Trump era", and that illegal immigrants should "be forewarned". The memo also instructs felony charges for those who enter into a marriage to prevent deportation. With more immigration judges, we can expect faster legal proceedings to process illegals.

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Trump drops Bannon from security council

Bannon, a former executive for Breitbart News, had attended only one NSC meeting. Bannon originally served on the committee as a check against Lt. Gen. The source said Mr Bannon still maintains the highest level of security clearance in the West Wing. Ms Rice was the national security adviser in the Obama administration.

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Passenger Rights And The United Scandal47:33

Three Chicago Aviation police officers have been placed on leave . Dao's lawyers asked a court in Cook County, Illinois, on Wednesday to order preservation of evidence related to the incident, Law360 (sub. Dao balked, Chicago aviation authorities were called and a wild scramble ensued. In the first of what is expected to be a series of protests against United Airlines , Reverend Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow PUSH coalition are planning nationwide boycotts of United.


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