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Former Tennessee RB Jalen Hurd apparently will transfer to Baylor

ESPN confirmed with Baylor that Hurd was headed to the Texas school and that he plans to move from running back to wide receiver. After starting his Tennessee career with two solid seasons, Hurd's game took a big step back last season, as he rushed for only 451 yards and rushing for 1,285 the season prior.

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Most Americans think marijuana should be legal, oppose federal crackdowns on sales

Roughly 70 percent of users support national legalization and federal regulation of the substance. Overall, the poll results represent the continuation of a dramatic shift for Americans, who not 30 years ago, in 1979, were overwhelmingly against the idea of legalized weed.

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Tennessee Teacher Kidnapping: Elizabeth Thomas Is Reunited With Family, Attorney Says

The pair had been in the heavily wooded area 60 miles south of the OR line since at least last week, according to Griffin Barry, the man who says he eventually helped police capture Cummins. Cummins and the girl disappeared March 13 as a police investigation into their relationship was heating up. "Everybody was hoping for the best and the best is what we got".

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US Carrier Strike Group Now Actually Heading to North Korea, Officials Say

Mr Pence also said an aircraft carrier strike group, led by the USS Carl Vinson, heading for waters off the Korean peninsula would be in the Sea of Japan within days. The announcement comes following confusion over the strike group's whereabouts since the Navy announced that the ships were canceling their Australia port visits and heading toward the Western Pacific as of April 8.

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The Trump Era of Stricter Immigration Enforcement Has Begun

This is what happens when you have a president who understands the threat", and makes clear to law enforcement officials that he "has their back", Sessions said. To hear it from Donald Trump and other immigration hardliners, the USA government has been skirting its responsibility to enforce immigration laws for years.

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Auditor Galloway subpoenas Department of Revenue

Letters show that while the Revenue Department initially pushed back against some of Galloway's requests, it appears to have relented on many records. Her office has requested the Department of Revenue provide the information being subpoenaed during a face-to-face meeting on April 29. "If the revenue department is violating the law, Missourians need to know about it", Beatty said in the release.

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Trump blasts 'New York Times' over Patriots photo flap

The New England Patriots responded by tweeting that the photos "lack context", writing that in 2015, 40 football staff members stood on the steps and this year, those staff members sat on the lawn. If tradition holds, Trump will likely get a Patriots jersey with his name on the back of it. "In 2017, they were seated on the south lawn ". Brady did say he hopes to make another White House visit following another Super Bowl title.

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Ron Estes wins 4th District congressional seat

Stafford County: Estes received 576 votes (73 percent), Thompson received 203 votes (26 percent), and Rockhold received 16 votes (2 percent). Thompson coming within striking distance of upsetting a Republican in deep-red Kansas may be just what local Democrats need to get the national party to invest.

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Trump meets with Italian prime minister

President Trump on Thursday reaffirmed his criticism of the Iran nuclear deal and pledged not to expand the United States' role in Libya beyond fighting the Islamic State. Those stances made European and Asian allies wary of Trump, making his remarks and actions during his coming trip of particular interest to political and military leaders in those regions.

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New Supreme Court Era Begins as Neil Gorsuch Is Sworn In

The President cited the fact that Gorsuch is filling the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia , whom he considers a "terrific judge and a patriot who revered our Constitution". There are real similarities between the issues of presidential power surrounding both the Obama and Trump initiatives. He said his now-confirmed nominee to the court will render his judgments "not on his personal preferences but based on a fair and objective reading of the law".

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Trump Influence on US High Court Begins as Gorsuch Hears Arguments

He had to dig in since, aside from an explosive church-state case scheduled for Wednesday, the rest of the court's April calendar is made up nearly entirely of more legal disputes that most people won't ever hear about. Chief Justice John Roberts welcomed Gorsuch and wished him a " long and happy career in our common calling ". Gorsuch responded by thanking his new colleagues for their "warm welcome".

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UC Berkeley responds to Ann Coulter speech lawsuit ultimatum

Coulter was invited to speak by the campus Republicans on the topic of illegal immigration, the AP reports . University officials originally announced the cancellation in a letter sent to the Berkeley College Republicans, who invited Coulter to speak.

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Sanders promoting new blood in Democrats but impact unclear

The tour, aptly titled " Come Together and Fight Back ", includes visits to eight states-Maine, Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada and Utah. "We have shared values", Perez declared . Hogue finishes by saying that this tour won't be uniting anyone if it turns its back on these issues. "The Democratic Party is here to win".

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Trump says media won't give him credit for his accomplishments

Before President Trump scoffed at the "ridiculous standard" of measuring a leader's success by his first 100 days in office, he signed and delivered a two-page contract outlining his "100-day action plan to Make America Great Again ". Meanwhile, the Trump administration is struggling just to keep the lights on. The horrendous polling numbers suggests what many observers have desperately been trying to articulate for the past 18 months - that Trump is woefully unprepared and unqualified ...

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Neil Gorsuch becomes 113th US Supreme Court Justice

All eight other Supreme Court justices attend Gorsuch's ceremonial swearing in, including Anthony Kennedy, who swore in the new justice. Gorsuch will be the first former Supreme Court law clerk to serve alongside his onetime mentor. Some interesting facts about Gorsuch and the court: -He is the youngest nominee since Clarence Thomas, who was 43 when confirmed in 1991. Trump said Americans would see in Gorsuch "a man who is deeply faithful to the Constitution of the United States" and ...

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How Gorsuch's confirmation could impact the Supreme Court

About 15 minutes in, he asked the worker's lawyer, Christopher Landau, a series of questions about the "wording" of the statute, according to the Associated Press . Gorsuch, 49, succeeds one his heroes, the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who famously insisted the court should decide cases based on the literal words of the law, not its goal or how it has been interpreted by lower courts.

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Dairy Trade Spat: Canada replies to Trump

And again I want to also just mention: included in there is lumber, timber and energy. "I don't expect there would be many countries that would do anything other than support a WTO action against Canada", said Australian Dairy Farmers interim Chief Executive Officer John McQueen in a telephone call.

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President Trump To Announce Tax Cuts

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said a "significant" issue to be examined will be Obama's crackdown on inversions, which are mergers that enable US firms to relocate their headquarters overseas where tax rates are lower. "We will end up with 'tax cuts for everyone,"' Rosenthal said. Mnuchin would not say what recommendations he expects to make to the president. Critics of the president said that if the reviews that he requested became policy it would represent a return to the freewheeling ...

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Jason Chaffetz says he might step down before his term is over

His experience in Congress obviously opens up numerous job possibilities, though they may be slightly limited if he intends to return to his home state of Utah . Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also drew fire from Democrats after saying he would not investigate Trump's business empire, given that he had promised before the presidential election that he would investigate Clinton "for years" if she was elected.

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Arkansas AG working to overturn decisions halting executions

However, Saturday afternoon, the company filed a motion with the state Supreme Court to dismiss the case because Baker had put a hold on the executions. But another judge granted stays to two of the inmates. "The court is mindful of the fact that the state of Arkansas has not executed an inmate since 2005, despite consistent support for capital punishment for Arkansawyers and their elected representatives", Baker wrote .

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How the new 'Trumpcare' proposal could affect consumers

A proposed amendment leaked Wednesday is an attempt to bridge the gap between moderate House Republicans in the Tuesday Group and conservative lawmakers in the House Freedom Caucus to generate enough votes to pass the bill. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., told The Daily Signal. "We're working with members on both sides of the aisle in both chambers to find a way forward, but I think we feel confident that that will happen, that we will avoid a shutdown", Spicer added.

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Trump Calls 100-Day Benchmark 'Ridiculous'

However, saying the " media will kill" appears to be a new piece of rhetoric for the president. In fairness to Trump , 100 days is a very difficult benchmark It was hard when early 20th century Presidents tried to meet it, and its even more difficult in the acrimonious partisan atmosphere that now pervades Washington .

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Justice Department calls New York City 'soft on crime'

While the city tells its police officers not to ask people they encounter about their immigration status, it does not block them from talking to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, Butterworth said. Cities warn that their full cooperation with federal immigration authorities could dissuade immigrants in their communities from reporting crimes and cooperating with the police.

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Death row inmate Ledell Lee executed in Arkansas

Arkansas executed convicted murderer Ledell Lee, 51, on Thursday April 20, 2017. Even if independent experts could verify the competency of all eight death row inmates, experts argue that the drug cocktail used in Arkansas is cruel and unusual in and of itself.

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Justice Dept. Threatens to Cut Funding for 9 Major 'Sanctuary' Jurisdictions

The department sent letters Friday to places its inspector general previously identified as having rules limiting the information that can be provided to federal immigration authorities. Meanwhile, some of the localities' officials argue that they are complying with immigration laws, saying that they would continue to resist federal pressure.

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Democrats Turn on Ossoff

Republicans, including the president, wanted to ensure Democrats wouldn't be able to use the election as a referendum on the Trump administration. Ossoff earned $8.3 million in the first quarter of 2017, but Republicans quickly responded with several million dollars in ad buys against the Democrat.

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California lawmaker rejects Justice Dept letter

Even as the Justice Department on Friday advised eight local governments and the state of California that they were at risk of losing federal dollars if they don't cooperate, several cities had already directed their lobbyists to oppose such efforts.

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Chaffetz announces he will not seek re-election

The conservative Republican, who was first elected to the House in 2008 and represents a district in eastern Utah , gained prominence as head of the committee that was investigating Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

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Vegas-area officials say listing as sanctuary site is wrong

The Justice Department sent letters Friday to nine jurisdictions warning it would withhold coveted law enforcement grant money unless they document cooperation. As NBC4 in NY reported , the city's total crimes in 2016 were the "fewest since the CompStat crime-tracking system was launched more than 20 years ago".

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Kyle Larson Tops Track Record For XFINITY Bristol Pole

ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio ). Edwards also took the pole. Defending series champion Simon Pagenaud dueled wheel-to-wheel with Graham Rahal to take the win past year while both Ryan Hunter-Reay and Pagenaud's Team Penske teammate Will Power have each won here twice.

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Easter events open to Downriver community

The Easter egg hunt started at 10 a.m., but didnt last long, said Sandi Bellissimo. About 4,000 plastic eggs will be hidden in Liberty Park for Saturday's Easter egg hunt in Liberty Township. Check with your local church or organization on times and locations but here are a few we know about. Butler - A helicopter will drop 10,000 eggs at 10:15 a.m.

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Ambush suspect a terrorist who targeted police

With his conviction sealed , Frein, 33, now faces the death penalty. A second trooper, Alex Douglass, was shot as he tried to help Dickson and was left with debilitating injuries. "He has an inner core of goodness, as all of us do, despite some dastardly acts that he committed". The search involved 1,000 law enforcement officials and spanned more than 300 square miles of the Pocono mountain wilderness in northeastern Pennsylvania.

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Arkansas Kills Prisoner in First of Horrific Spate of Executions

Lee, 51, was given the death penalty for the 1993 death of his neighbor Debra Reese, whom Lee struck 36 times with a tire tool. Four other planned executions have been held up in courts, including one through a court decision to allow modern DNA analysis in a murder and rape case.

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Gorsuch Takes The Bench, Showing A Flare For Debate

A few minutes later, Landau sought to reassure the justices that his client was not asking the Supreme Court to "break new ground" with its ruling. "He's just going to be reading the briefs in the cases, and he knows how to do that", Volokh said.

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Illinois lawmakers ponder proposal to legalize marijuana

The poll also suggested that the public believes that marijuana legalization should be a state issue, rather than a federal one. Seventy-one percent said they opposed the federal government's efforts to stop marijuana sales in states that have legalized it.


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