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Lincoln Log Cabin to host Easter Egg Hunt and Roll

The hunt will be on for all things sweet and chocolatey at Durban's first Botanic Gardens Easter Eggsplorer Egg Hunt which will take place on April 15 and 16, 2017. Ronnie Budge holds her basket of eggs during the Senior Easter Egg Hunt at the Whitefish Community Center on Saturday. "Usually he doesn't pick them up", she said of egg hunts when he was younger.

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The Justice Department Wants More Illegal Immigration Prosecutions

Already, 25 immigration judges are in detention centers along the border. "In that vein, I am also pleased to announce a series of reforms regarding immigration judges to reduce the significant backlogs in our immigration courts". From Facebook LIVE: The Arizona Republic's Rafael Carranza and Fronteras Desk Senior Editor Michel Marizco discuss U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' widened criminal immigration enforcement measures in Nogales.

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Arkansas Asks Appeals Court to Vacate Ruling Which is Delaying Executions

Rutledge and her staff reportedly worked all day Saturday to file appeals to recent decisions. That judge, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, has come under fire for taking part in anti-death penalty protests the same day after issuing his order stopping the use of the drug.

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Erdogan could bring back death penalty after Turkey referendum win

The most debated change in the 18-article package was the granting of executive powers to the elected president, who can pick his cabinet ministers from outside parliament. "He secured a thin majority of 1 percent", Hakura said. "(The) new system will enter into force with elections to be held in 2019", Erdogan said. In his first remarks from Istanbul, Erdogan struck a conciliatory tone, thanking all voters no matter how they cast their ballots and calling the referendum a "historic ...

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Russian Federation challenges U.S. to prove chemical attack in Syria

Meanwhile, Tillerson said that he and Lavrov discussed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at length and that he made clear that the Trump administration has come around to the view that the Syrian President can not stay in power. Tillerson's trip to Russia, his first as secretary of state, followed just days after a USA missile strike against the regime of Assad, a Russian ally.

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Jared Kushner and Stephen Bannon meet to smooth tensions

Further reports have suggested President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is the one who helped push out Bannon. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster suggested that the removal of chief White House strategist Steve Bannon from the Principals Committee of the National Security Council (NSC) doesn't say much about Bannon's standing in the White House.

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Judge Neil Gorsuch Confirmed to US Supreme Court

Kennedy said the oath Gorsuch took "reminds us that we as a people are bound together, that we as a people find our self-definition, our respect, our heritage and our destiny in the Constitution". During 11 years on the federal appeals court in Denver, Gorsuch mirrored Scalia's originalist approach to the law, interpreting the Constitution according to the meaning understood by those who drafted it.

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NY could become largest state to offer free college tuition

According to the Governor's Office, 78.8 percent of the68,712 Western New York families with college-age students will be eligible for the program. Private colleges will receive a lot less aid with the new state budget . "I wouldn't leave the state for anything", Mendez said. If students take advantage of the tuition plan, they must stay in NY after graduation for the same number of years they received the scholarship.

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Neil Gorsuch receives enough votes to be confirmed by Senate

He said Gorsuch's selection managed to unite Republicans and pave the way for a more conservative court. The Supreme Court has been operating with only eight justices since Mr Scalia's death. Democrats opposed Gorsuch in part because Senate Republicans blocked former President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland , last year. That's more than half of all the 149 filibusters used against presidential nominees in the nation's history.

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North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un's Missile Launch Fails

North Korean leader Kim Jung-un visits the May 27th and January 8th fishery stations, which made an unprecedented catch of fishes, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on November 17, 2016.

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The Kansas special election was a test for party leadership. Everyone failed

Following his victory, Estes, who has served as state treasurer for the past six years, told supporters that he's ready to put his fiscally conservative experience to work in Congress. Estes, a stranger to controversy, to Mr. Brownback, one of the most divisive figures in the state. No fewer than 75 Republicans won a year ago by margins of 20 percent or less, so even if Republicans experience a swing against them of "only" half that size, they're still in for a world of hurt.

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Rand Paul 'Optimistic' About Health Care After Golf Outing With Trump

Paul said while he came away from a Sunday round of golf with Trump and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney thinking the White House was not yet looking for a new direction. Since the American Health Care Act was pulled before it could be voted on last month, Trump has attacked leaders and members of the House Freedom Caucus, the conservative alliance that mostly fought against the measure.

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13 arrested in pro and anti-President Trump rallies

Photographs of the scene showed at least two men with bloodied faces. It's going down in the pro-Trump rally in Berkeley . "Trump said people don't care about his tax returns", said one marcher in Washington on Saturday, Michelle Lee, from nearby Alexandria, Virginia.

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White House will no longer publicly identify visitors

The bill requires the publication of visitor logs to the White House or any other location where President Trump regularly conducts official business, including various Trump Organization properties frequented by the president. The Obama administration initially fought attempts by Congress and conservative and liberal groups to obtain visitor records. The Trump administration's decision to keep the records secret means no documentation of any White House comings and goings will ...

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Republican Wins Kansas 4th District Congressional Special Election

Even the Democratic candidate in Kansas himself said the party needs to become active everywhere - even in conservative districts and states. He also didn't vote for Trump in the last year's general election. Republican Ron Estes still managed to win Kansas' 4th district, but it wasn't almost the blow-out it should have been. Other nationally known Republicans pitched in over the final days of the race.

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Family tearfully remembers Facebook Live shooting victim as search continues for killer

Police said Stephens should be considered armed and risky. Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson said: "Steve Stephens killed an elderly gentleman". Cleveland police have identified the homicide victim from the video as 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr.

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Cafeteria duty awaits Gorsuch at Supreme Court

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens said such ceremonies give the appearance the new justice is going to the court as the president's appointee rather than an independent justice. "But if Justice Gorsuch were indeed the fourth vote in favor of a grant, then the case could be granted". He's concerned about the possibility of President Trump getting the opportunity to replace a liberal member of the court.

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Justice Gorsuch: Senate Confirms Trump's First SCOTUS Pick

After assembling the pledges of 41 Senate Democrats to iniate the first partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sought to prevent a vote of the full Senate. On Thursday, Republican leadership then moved to change the rules for Supreme Court nominees, exercising what has been called the "nuclear option".

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Neil Gorsuch received final confirmation to Supreme Court Friday morning

GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia, who has been recovering from back surgery, did not vote. In the future, I will not be alone in wondering how many right-leaning 5-4 Supreme Court decisions with Justice Gorsuch in the majority would have been decided differently had Judge Garland been granted a hearing and confirmed.

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Tillerson: 'The Reign of the Assad Family Is Coming to an End'

Mr Peskov said in a conference call with reporters that President Putin's meeting with Mr Tillerson reflected the "understanding of the need to maintain a dialogue to search for solutions". Russian Federation also vetoed a United Nations resolution demanding the Syrian government cooperate with an investigation of the chemical attack, saying that Moscow had expressed its "categorical disagreement" with the draft resolution, which led to further criticism from the West, including the US.

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White House national security adviser: USA eager for Syrian regime change

Iran and Russian Federation have rallied behind Syria in the aftermath of Thursday's attack by the USA, while Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu called the US strike a "cosmetic intervention" unless efforts against Syria continued. Air strikes have struck Syria's town of Urum al-Joz in rebel-controlled Idlib province on Saturday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Civil Defence rescue service.

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Facts about Justice Neil Gorsuch and the Supreme Court

When Gorsuch couldn't attract 60 votes to end debate, Henderson said that the "failure by the Senate Republicans to secure 60 votes to move forward on President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court speaks to the flaws of Judge Gorsuch, not the rules of the Senate".

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Utah's Gobert sprains left knee on 1st play of game

THE Denver Nuggets are in town ahead of the NBA Global Games and their squad took the time to tour the Emirates. Utah is a rising team in National Basketball Association circles. "The three point line, when you have a guy like Gobert, puts more pressure on you", Rivers said. Now it's up to Hayward to keep the Jazz there. "We know it's going to get physical".

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Littlefield: Work To Be Done In Honoring Jackie Robinson's Legacy02:12

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Several players used their Twitter and Instagram accounts to pay tribute to Robinson. In fact, Robinson has been rewritten as an apolitical hero we can all rally around (ignoring more complicated aspects of his ideology ), so praising him is the opposite of a radical position.

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National Security Obtained FISA Warrant To Monitor Former Trump Adviser Carter Page

During the brief encounter, which occurred in New York City, Lewandowski suggested that the two get to know each other. In the interview , Trump downplayed Bannon's role in his campaign, claiming that his chief strategist was not involved "until very late".

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Despite Republican scandals Alabama solidly red, for now

Bentley, 74, was embroiled in controversy ever since recordings surfaced a year ago of him making sexually charged comments to political adviser Rebekah Caldwell Mason , 45. He did not report the loan to the secretary of state until he filed his 2016 campaign summary in January. According to that report, which was compiled by lead investigator Jack Sharman, it was Mason who "proposed closing multiple driver's license offices throughout the State" and asked the Alabama Law Enforcement ...

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DeLaet, Donald share lead after 2 rounds at RBC Heritage

Donald is a regular contender at Harbour Town Golf Links and the Englishman appears set to challenge once more. Tway birdied the par-5 sixth - his 15th - to reach 9 under, then dropped shots on the par-4 seventh and ninth at TPC Sugarloaf.

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Colorado native Neil Gorsuch confirmed by Senate to Supreme Court

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's changing of the rules to get Neil Gorsuch confirmed by a simple majority vote was a short-sighted trade. The chamber voted 54-45 on Friday to seal the confirmation of Denver appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch .

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US Senate Confirms Trump's Supreme Court Pick Gorsuch

In 2013, frustrated over the Republican blockade of Obama's judicial and executive branch nominees, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid changed the rules to lower the 60-vote threshold for confirmation of executive branch appointees and lower court nominees.

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Alabama governor caught in sex scandal faces impeachment hearings

The 7-0 decision by the high court allows impeachment proceedings to begin in the House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee on Monday even as justices consider new filings in the case. During one occasion, Ms. Bentley was able to read texts sent between the Governor and Mason while they were all sitting at the same dinner table for a 2014 event hosted by the Republican Governors Association.

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Trump won't rule out second Yellen term, signaling drift to the mainstream

In an interview with MarketWatch last month, Sarah Binder, a professor of political science at George Washington University, said Trump was, at heart, a low-interest-rate guy, despite the comments in the campaign. "If she continues to do well, he'd be nuts to ditch her for an unknown quantity", said University of California, Berkeley, economics professor Andrew Rose, a long-time colleague and co-author with Yellen of an oft-cited study of labour markets.

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US launches qualification tests for upgraded nuke bomb

The non-nuclear bomb assembly used for the flight test was designed and manufactured by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories as federally funded research and development centers operating under NNSA. The tail-kit assembly mated to the NNSA front-end was designed by the Boeing Company under an AFNWC contract. According to Ataullah Khogyani, a spokesperson for the governor of Afghanistan's remote Nangarhar province, the number of ISIS militants who died in the "Mother ...

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Holocaust memorial urges Trump spokesman to visit website

There's no other way to say it. Though Cramer separately told Forum Communications columnist Rob Port on his radio show that the press secretary's comments were "dumb", he also said Spicer should not resign. Matthews said in 2013 on MSNBC's "Morning Joe". House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for Spicer's dismissal. The job of the White House Press Secretary is possibly the most hard especially if you're Sean Spicer, your boss is Donald Trump and you both have something in common: the ...

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Spicer Apologizes After Hitler Comments

Kevin Cramer is complicit in this administration's record of Holocaust denial", Irwin said . "It's disappointing because I've let the president down", a subdued Spicer said today during a panel discussion at the Newseum in Washington , D.C.

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Alec Baldwin Defends Kendall Jenner's Involvement in Pepsi Ad Debacle

The loud response to Kendall (grown woman, paid spokesperson, never-not image conscious) hasn't been baseless. "Blame her management", he wrote. He added that he remembered Jenner attending school with his daughter Ireland and said he thought it was "unfair to rake these younger people over the coals".


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