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MO attorney general to appeal judge's decision striking down abortion laws

Planned Parenthood says a federal judge's ruling will let its clinics in Springfield and Joplin help women who want medicine-produced abortions. Missouri's Attorney General plans to appeal a federal judge's decision striking down state abortion laws.

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United States considers shooting down N.Korea missile tests

But he told the sailors, "as all of you know, readiness is the key". "The United States of America will always seek peace but under President Trump, the shield stands guard and the sword stands ready". However, North Korea didn't respond to Wu's request to visit Pyongyang, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency. "We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, security, and economic measures and all options are on the table", Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, said.

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Chicago Man Claims To Know Who Carmelo Anthony's Pregnant Mistress Is

Anthony said before the trade deadline his family was a big factor in any decision to leave NY. The report also says that the Carmelo talks could heat up again if the Celtics are eliminated in the first round, and that Knicks president Phil Jackson would consider Jae Crowder "a major player of interest" in any potential deal.

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Ann Coulter Stands Up to UC-Berkeley on Free Speech

Violent fights between far-right and far-left protesters at a rally supporting President Donald Trump in downtown Berkeley proceeded the cancellation. "Yes, it was officially banned", Coulter told Hollywood Reporter . How can students understand the vapidity of Coulter's arguments without being allowed to hear her make them, and question her about them? University chiefs had sent a letter to the Berkeley College Republicans, one of the student groups responsible for the event, ...

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Hillary Clinton: Progress in LGBT rights may not be secure

At the center of the dining room, former mayoral candidate Christine Quinn held court; Edie Windsor , the woman whose lawsuit resulted in the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, wandered through the crowd, herself a celebrity amid this crowd, which would burst into applause at the mere mention of her name.

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Charity worker returns to US after being detained in Egypt

Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker was freed after almost three years of detention in Egypt returning to the U.S., Thursday, April 20, 2017. Hijazi and her husband were acquitted earlier in April of the charges, which officials in the USA said were unfounded.

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Virginia governor: Man is guilty, but shouldn't be executed

The last Virginia governor to spare a condemned man was Gov. Tim Kaine, when he commuted convicted murder Percy Walton's sentence to life in prison in 2008. Since Teleguz's trial, two witnesses have said they lied to secure a deal. McAuliffe is the only person who can grant Teleguz clemency. Marsha L.

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Trump, Patriots Criticize NY Times Over WH Obama Photo Comparison

Reports indicate a handful of other players chose not to attend for political reasons. Earlier this morning, Rob Gronkowski , colloquially known as " Gronk ", interupted White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's daily briefing, asking if he needed "some help" fielding questions from the press corps.

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Seattle officers shot, 1 critically; a suspect on the run

A second male officer, a 27-year veteran, sustained a hand injury in the shooting and was also treated and released from the hospital. When those officers arrived on the scene, the shooting began. Condition update: Male officer has been upgraded to serious condition; female officer remains in satisfactory condition. Police released no information on the fourth injured officer.

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Lawyer tells rape trial jury women are 'good' at lying

She also says they don't appear to be great strategy, as they were made to a jury that includes 11 women. According to WMC Action News 5, Farese argued the sex was consensual and the woman was lying about the circumstances for financial gain.

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Trump warns North Korea it has 'gotta behave'

Vice President Mike Pence says North Korea is getting the message that it needs to walk away from its "reckless" nuclear activity. Reclusive North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea, and the United States and has shown no let-up in its belligerence after a failed missile test on Sunday, a day after putting on a huge display of missiles at a parade in Pyongyang.

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US Supreme Court Strikes Down Petitions to Halt Executions in Arkansas

Arkansas dropped plans to execute a second inmate, Stacey Johnson , on Thursday after the state Supreme Court said it wouldn't reconsider his stay, which was issued so Johnson could seek more DNA tests in hopes of proving his innocence. Jeff Rosenzweig, an attorney for Jones, said the inmates' conditions raise the likelihood of complications that were not apparent in Lee's execution.

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Criminal complaint sheds light on actions of Tennessee teacher, teenager

According to O'Hare, a neighbor reported that the man (Cummins) was acting really odd. Thomas and Cummins were found in a cabin in a remote area of Northern California Thursday morning after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation received a tip late Wednesday night.

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Boston Marathon 2017: How Did Runners From Potomac Do?

She told us he changed her life, gave her a career, focus, and health, and practically introduced her to her husband. Switzer wore her number 261 in this year's race as well. The station reports that Granville is a nine-year veteran that lost a portion of his leg to a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan in 2008. "It's not for me, it's for others to be inspired, to be motivated ", he said after he completed the race.

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Court formally throws out more than 21K tainted drug cases

Thursday's dismissals by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court had been expected after several district attorneys on Tuesday submitted lists of 21,587 cases they said they would be unwilling or unable to prosecute, The Associated Press reports .

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Missing Tennessee student found with teacher in California

Not surprisingly, when Cummins was finally captured on Thursday morning, he and Thomas were in a remote cabin in northern California, some two hours away from the nearest police station. The pair were spotted March 30 on surveillance video at a Walmart store in Oklahoma City, but hadn't been seen since. The day Tad Cummins vanished with Elizabeth Thomas , he wrote a letter to his wife claiming he was traveling from Tennessee to Washington D.C.

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Tax day brings up questions about Trump's unreleased tax returns

Trump has repeatedly said that only the media cares about his taxes. More than 180 protests were planned across 48 states on Saturday - including in Montana. Appearing on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday, the Vermont senator Bernie Sanders said: "The American people need to understand what kind of involvement Trump's business dealings have overseas and what kind of leverage those dealings may have on his policies as president of the United States ".

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US Supreme Court to allow Arkansas execution

Lee's death late Thursday night was Arkansas' first execution since 2005. While the latest court rulings could be overturned, Arkansas now faces an uphill battle to execute any inmates before the end of April, when one of its lethal injection drugs expires.

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Jackie Robinson Day 2017

This will also be the ninth consecutive year that all on-field Major League Baseball personnel will wear Robinson's number, 42, on Jackie Robinson Day. That day came exactly 70 years ago today. Weighing in at over 700 pounds, the statue will be secured with a steel rod and is said to have three quotes chosen by Robinson's family.

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Tennessee student, 15, found safe, teacher arrested in California

On the morning the pair went missing, the affidavit says Cummins lied to his wife, telling her he had a job interview and needed to borrow her auto, the 2015 Nissan Rogue. Authorities credited citizens and the media for their involvement in helping to locate the teen. The cabin is in Cecilville, more than 2,000 miles from Maury County, Tennessee where Thomas lives.

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Ivanka Trump announces she will donate book royalties to charity

Ivanka Trump has hired a chief of staff to work with her in her White House role. Popular Video You have to see this to believe it. Presidential aide Kellyanne Conway was lambasted by the federal ethics office after she promoted Ivanka's clothing line during an interview on Fox News.

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Barack Obama to make first public speech since Trump became President

Having largely remained silent since Donald Trump succeeded him as United States president in January, Barack Obama will make his first public appearance on Monday in his adopted hometown of Chicago . He's headed to Germany in May, as well, for a get together with his friend Angela Merkel . Aside from some calls and statements and a handful of tweets, Obama's stayed out of the way as Trump set fire to his signature achievements.

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Watch Rams React To Their 2017 Schedule In Riveting Behind-The-Scenes Look

The NFL on Thursday evening released the 2017 regular season schedule for the Los Angeles Rams. In addition to the Rams' NFC West opponents, LA will play each franchise in the NFC East and AFC South, including four teams that made the 2017 playoffs.

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Man Who Found Teen Girl Who Disappeared With Teacher: She Looked Depressed

The two were found hours after a 11 p.m. tip from a California man who said he spotted the vehicle the two were said to be traveling in, authorities said. "We're very happy that we're going to see her again", the dad said on "Good Morning America". The teacher would later be reprimanded on February 3 by school principal Penny Love after the girl was seen in Cummins classroom for a little more than half an hour that day.

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San Francisco power outage snarls traffic, rail station

The San Francisco Fire Department says it has responded to more than 100 calls for service since a power outage struck a large area of the city. There was an insulation fire at a PG&E substation located on Larkin and Eddy streets, but authorities have not confirmed whether it's the reason 1 in 10 San Francisco residents have been without power since around 9 a.m., according to the San Francisco Chronicle .

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Rex Tillerson Declares the Iran Nuclear Deal a Failure

In their first meeting, the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke "at length" about terrorism, Russia, the Iran nuclear deal and Ukraine, the European Union said in a statement. Yesterday, as we noted here, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson informed Congress that Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal and that the administration will continue to provide relief from sanctions, as called for by the agreement.

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Analysts See US Military Response to N. Korea Nuclear Test as Unlikely

Beijing is under intense pressure, particularly from the United States, to do more to rein in Pyongyang, which has defied global pressure over its quest to develop a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States mainland.

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Florida state senator who used racial slur resigns

He referred to those Republicans as the N-word and called Negron a "pussy". The move comes four days after he used the "n-word" to described how the state's Senate President Joe Negron was elected GOP leader. In a statement Friday, Artiles was more contrite than he sounded when he addressed the full chamber. As a father and husband, despite the daily demands of elected office, I always keep the promises that I make to my two lovely daughters, Bella and Giavanna, and my loving wife Aimee.

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Lower Court Order on Execution Drug Reversed by AR Sup

After the State Supreme Court lifted the judge's ruling that blocked the executions because it prohibited Arkansas from using its supply of vecuronium bromide, another o lethal injection drug. Arkansas had scheduled the executions before its supply of midazolam expired at the end of April. If Arkansas had its way, the state would have two fewer inmates on death row today.

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Tennessee Amber Alert teacher Tad Cummins caught in Northern California, student safe

In her letter, Love said the girl being in his classroom was a violation of the principal's order to him. She will fly back to Tennessee on a TBI aircraft and her family is awaiting her arrival, authorities said. The pair had been missing for more than a month after they disappeared from a Shoney's restaurant in Columbia. Prior to his capture, a warrant had been issued for Cummins' arrest on charges of aggravated kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor .

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Trump predicts Paris attack will have 'big effect' on French election

The assailant was shot dead as he tried to escape. One of the police officers died on the scene. The gunman dashed out of another vehicle and without hesitation opened fire . Two other candidates were snapping at their heels. But a late surge in the polls by a far left candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon, has raised the prospect that she will be joined by a second eurosceptic candidate.

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Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Hernandez's brain

Fox News also shared a couple of reactions to Aaron Hernandez's death, including comments from one of the friends of Lloyd, who suspected he may have taken his life because he could no longer bear to live with himself after reportedly taking someone's life.

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House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe

Such investigations are heavily classified and the committee asked Comey and Rogers to return to testify in a closed session. "The chairman [Nunes] requested that in lieu of a public hearing we have a closed hearing with James Comey and Mike Rogers", Democratic Rep.

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Bible verse written on Aaron Hernandez's forehead

Authorities said the medical examiner had ruled Hernandez's cause of death was asphyxia by hanging and investigators had found the notes and Bible in Hernandez's cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the Lloyd murder. April 2017: The former footballer is acquitted of the 2012 killings of Mr de Abreu and Mr Furtado.

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Missing Tennessee student, teacher found in Yreka

The girl was apparently healthy and unharmed, but authorities say their main concern is her emotional and mental state. A warrant was issued for Cummins' arrest after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation suggested he "may have been abusing his role as a teacher to groom this vulnerable young girl for some time in an effort to lure and potentially sexually exploit her".


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