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Democrats seek to resolve health payments on spending bill

At issue are cost-sharing payments that low-income people enrolled under the health care law receive to help cover out-of-pocket expenses. Due to the two-week recess, lawmakers would have only a few days to get the spending bill through Congress and signed by Trump.

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Easter egg hunt back on after fugitive's arrest

FBI Special Agent in Charge Justin Tolomeo said a tip from a farmer on Estes Road in Readstown, near the Vernon and Richland county lines, reported a suspicious-looking man matching Jakubowski's description camping on his property to authorities.

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Republicans Take First Congressional Election of Trump Era

Estes defeated Democratic candidate Jim Thompson by less than seven points, earning 52.5% of the vote while Thompson earned 45.7% - a difference of about 8,000 votes, according to the New York Times . S.C. Democratic Party chairman Jaime Harrison tweeted "we can #FlipSC5 with your support" and called on the national Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to support the Democratic nominee in the race, support that was largely absent in Kansas.

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US strike in Syria was a warning for North Korea: Tillerson

The US on April 6 night unleashed 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Shairat airbase in Syria in retaliation for the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Bashar al-Assad regime that left dozens of civilians dead. The comments were made by a Foreign Ministry official and carried Sunday by North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency. Speaking on a TV program, Ichita Yamamoto, a lawmaker involved in North Korea policy issues inside the party, said that because of the nuclear factor, the ...

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Carter Page: 'Something May Have Come Up' in Russia Sanctions

In February, former Donald Trump campaign adviser Carter Page told Judy Woodruff on the PBS NewsHour that he had "no meetings" with Russian officials a year ago. Carter Page is a 1993 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. The Trump campaign has sought to minimize Page's role. When asked how he gained his position in the Trump campaign, Page refused to answer.

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Cuomo Touts Clinton as Inspiration Behind New York Free Tuition

Cuomo is expected to sign the legislation. He believes the $160 million a year program will put an unfair burden on taxpayers. Beginning in the fall, undergraduate college students attending a State University of NY or a City University of NY will become eligible for an Excelsior Scholarship if the family earns less than $100,000 per year.

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Republican Ron Estes Narrowly Wins Kansas Special Election

The new administration also has faced criticism due to allegations that members of the Trump campaign had colluded with high-ranking Russian officials. Trump barely edged out Democrat Hillary Clinton in the district past year. "If a deep red state like Kansas, which reliably goes for a Republican is a challenge to carry, I think that's why other races in Georgia and around the country in special elections, I think they feel like there's a chance to pick up seats that may have otherwise not ...

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Rays manhandle Rick Porcello, Red Sox in picking up first road victory

Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale (0-1, 1.23) looks for his first win with Boston despite two solid starts. However, the Pirates challenged home plate umpire Gabe Morales' ruling that trailing runner Mookie Betts was safe at the plate, and the call was overturned.

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Anti-Defamation League Offers To Educate Sean Spicer On Holocaust

He brought them into the Holocaust center I understand that". Offered a chance to clarify his remarks during Tuesday's briefing, Spicer attempted to draw a distinction between the two different uses of deadly chemicals. Ben Cardin, D-Md., said on Twitter, "Someone get @PressSec a refresher history course on Hitler stat (hashtag)#Icantbelievehereallysaidthat". Faced with a rowdy constituency at a town hall on Wednesday, Rep.

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Alabama's Governor Resigns Amid Scandal Over Alleged Affair And Cover-Up

Bentley once mistakenly sent his wife a text message that said , " I love you Rebekah ", accompanied by a red-rose emoji. He will serve one year's probation, perform 100 hours of community service, repay $8,912 he used from his campaign account to pay legal fees for former advisor Rebekah Mason and forfeit the remaining $36,912 in his campaign account to the state treasury.

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U.S. Air Force deploys nuke-sniffer jet to Japan

The Nikkei daily also reported that an unnamed source of Japan's Self-Defense Forces confirmed the arrival of the aircraft. The late president is the grandfather of current North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un. Trump said he is even considering new trade concessions in exchange for China's support on North Korea. Following a controversial missile launch on Syria ordered by US President Donald Trump, a US carrier strike troop led by the USS Carl Vinson sailed toward the Korean Peninsula, ...

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Dan Rooney's funeral arrangements to include public viewing at Heinz Field

FILE - In this January 14, 2009 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney watches his NFL team's football practice in Pittsburgh . "I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dan Rooney ". Few have meant more to the team, the city, or the league over the last 50 years. Rooney and the Steelers adjusted over the years as roster-building was complicated by the salary cap and free agency.

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Easter Egg Hunt Ideas For Parents, Because Candy Isn't Just For Kids

The Bureau County Fair queens will host the ninth annua; Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15 . Almost 100 kids and their families filled A Street Park in Hurley early Saturday morning, ready to search for Easter eggs and if they were really lucky, find one with a prize or circus ticket.

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Japan, China remain on United States 'monitoring list' for currency

Before the elections, President Trump had vowed to label China a currency manipulator on Day One of his administration. Because it had been more than two decades since any country had been named a currency manipulator, Congress in 2015 changed the law to require Treasury to put countries on a less onerous "monitoring" list.

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Christians celebrate Good Friday in Jerusalem

It is necessary fact that builds the truth of the Christian faith. This also explains why chocolate is often given as a present on Easter - to reward those who gave up eating it during Lent. "There's a God that loves the world". We live on this side of the resurrection so we know "the rest of the story". Easter Sunday, the Bishop said, gives hope to Christians and believers that they too shall rise from the dead one-day.

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Evidence that Syria sarin gas attack was staged: Moscow

Assad accused the West, particularly the United States , of being "hand-in-glove with the terrorists" over the Khan Sheikhoun incident. The Russian government, in particular, has denied that Assad's government was to blame, arguing instead that the attack was the result of a conventional airstrike that hit a rebel cache of chemical weapons.

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Manifesto mailed to Trump threatens everything

Police said Friday Jakubowski sent a 161-page manifesto to Trump, according to a report . Sheriff Spoden also reported that police found a 161-page manifesto allegedly written by the suspect which had been sent to President Trump Tuesday at the White House.

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Arkansas execution spree in peril as judge blocks use of deadly drug

He's been on death row since 1990 for strangling an 18-year-old in the bathroom of a convenience store in Little rock. "Bruce Ward was convicted of capital murder in 1990 and the State Supreme Court has previously upheld his conviction".

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Manifesto-writing fugitive found camping on Wisconsin farm

Speaking at a news conference Friday afternoon, Janesville Police Chief David Moore said they could not have asked for a better ending to the nine-day search. The Waukesha Sheriff's office is now determining the authenticity of the letter, which threatened violence against a number of unspecific churches on Easter Sunday.

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'Angel of Death' serial killer's fatal beating probed

Lt. Robert G. Sellers, a spokesman for the Ohio State Highway Patrol, who confirmed the death, said Harvey had been assaulted at the Toledo Correctional Institution on Tuesday afternoon by another inmate. From 1975 to 1985, Harvey worked in a number of roles at Cincinnati Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Details about the attack will not be released until investigators take the case to a grand jury, police said.

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Story Belts First Homer, Rockies Win In San Francisco

The right-handed pitcher could only manage to complete three innings against the San Francisco Giants, in which he, remarkably, only conceded a single hit and no runs, even though his injury didn't allow him to pitch any further on the pitcher's mound.

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Community Easter Egg Hunt

Co-sponsors are Lake Hartwell Shriners, Royston Masonic Lodge, Royston VFW and Royston Main Street and Downtown Development Authority. The event is free and open to any child with special needs and their siblings. The United Methodist Church of Yucaipa is located at 35177 Beech Ave. So all you good little children this year our annual COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT will be combined with a much-needed COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE, on Sunday, April 16th @ 1 p.m.at Lions Park in Eagle River.

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Gun theft suspect appears in federal court

According to a news release from the Rock County Sheriff's Office, the Vernon County (Wis.) Sheriff's Office received a report Thursday about a suspicious person on a farm near Readstown, Wis., about 9:30 p.m. (Rock County Sheriff's Office via AP). "My boyfriend called me and said, 'Did you see that they did.that there's a SWAT team right by your house?'" Urfer said.

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House Democrats Call For Suspension Of Jared Kushner's Security Clearance

The New York Times reported on April 6, citing unnamed people with direct knowledge of the omissions, that Kushner had not included a December meeting with the Russian ambassador in Trump Tower on his application, and a meeting with the head of a Russian state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, the same month.

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Russia, Iran warn USA against new Syria attacks

He suggested that photographs showing children who had died in the attack, which provoked revulsion around the world, were staged. The entire incident was "fabricated" and "unconvincing", Assad claimed. You can read the full interview here. Syria and Russian Federation have suggested a conventional airstrike by the Syrian army may have hit a depot storing chemical weapons possessed by extremists.

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After close race, business as usual?

Lets to the comparable; A district in Kansas that Trump won by 27 percent , the Republican could only win 53 percent to the Democrat 48 percent. Ted Cruz , R-Texas, made a visit to the district Monday. Trump's job approval ratings have hovered around 40 percent, creating unease among Republicans looking to maintain their congressional majorities. Republican Ron Estes on Tuesday just eked out a win in a special election for a Kansas House seat after an unexpectedly tough challenge.

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Man accused in theft of guns arrested in Wisconsin

Rock County Sheriff Robert D. Spoden said the suspect was living in "primitive conditions" when a landowner spotted Jakubowski camping on his property and notified authorities. Jakubowski is suspected of stealing 16 firearms from the gun store. Jakubowski has had several run-ins with law enforcement over the years. Authorities arrested him early Friday morning after responding to a report of a suspicious person.

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Massive bomb strike won't have impact on gas prices, experts say

Gasoline prices from April through September are expected to be 23 cents per gallon higher than the average price last summer. Gas prices rose in 45 states last month and will likely keep climbing through spring, according to the latest reports from AAA Oregon/Idaho.

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Arkansas court halts execution of inmate

Judge Wendell Griffen of the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Little Rock issued the order after a petition from McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc. Baker had not ruled by Friday evening. Fresenius said its information indicated no sales of its potassium chloride directly or through its authorized distributors to the state's prison system.

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Meadows to Wall Street: Tax Reform Likely If Done 'Differently Than Healthcare'

Instead, those details would be left up to the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services that oversees many government insurance programs, including the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges.

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EASTER ROUNDUP: Egg hunts and more coming to the North County

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and his family will join in this seventh annual event, presented by the city of Columbia, that includes an egg hunt, games, eggs-ercises, face painting, exhibitors, refreshments and more . Saturday, April 15 , on the lawn area behind the school and playground. There will be a $1 entry fee per person. The approximate time schedule for each egg hunt is as follows: 2:00 PM - Children ages 0 to 3, 2:30 PM, ages 4 to 7 and 3:00 PM, ages 8 and up.

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Easter events in the Opelika, Auburn area this weekend

Time: 10 a.m.to noon. The fun starts early on Saturday in Kenwood with a 9 a.m. The Lee-Fendall House Easter Egg Hunt - April 14-16, 2017. The Kamloops Child Development Centre is having an Easter fundraiser at Rainbow's Roost on Sunday from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.

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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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