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Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms

But other senior administration officials stopped short of saying the President would press hard for the funding, sending mixed signals as lawmakers approach what is expected to be a busy week. "The most important thing is to make sure the military is funded, to make sure the critical institutions of government are funded and to make sure you don't have a shutdown while you've got a Republican president, a Republican Senate and a Republican House".

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Sessions tags wrong city for immigrant crimes

Attorney General Jeff Sessions grasps at a slim straw by demanding proof that NY and the other cities are abiding by a federal law that demands the free exchange of information on individuals' immigration status. "People are scared, and because of that, they're less willing to report crime", Butterworth added. He said he and Sessions wanted nothing more than to "put human smugglers out of business" and "end the flow of illegal migration".

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Trump tax plan may produce some short-term budget issues: Mnuchin

Tax reform was one of Trump's major election promises. "We need to get on with the business of solving the problems facing our nation - forget the tax returns!" President Donald Trump is directing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to begin two new reviews of banking rules, wading deeper into a deregulation effort that the White House has promised will gut Obama-era regulations on Wall Street.

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Only Two Percent Of People Regret Voting For Donald Trump

In the 2016 election, Trump received 46.1 percent of the popular vote, compared to Democrat Hillary Clinton's 48.2 percent, with Clinton receiving nearly 2.9 million more votes. President Donald Trump speaks to White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner , left, in the Oval Office in Washington , Friday. When asked if Trump's has been as effective as his predecessor's, 44 percent believe Trump has been less effective, while 32 percent said he's been more effective.

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US sanctions 271 in Syrian chemical attack

The implication is that Syria may be concerned about additional U.S. air strikes following the cruise missile attack earlier this month in retaliation for alleged Syrian use of sarin gas. And US Defence Secretary James Mattis repeated Israel's claims on Wednesday that Syria still possessed tons of chemical weapons despite the UN-confirmed destruction of its stockpile.

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GOP strategist: 'The way things are headed, we would lose the House'

However, such a portrayal leaves out a crucial detail: The Kansas-04 election was influenced primarily by the extreme unpopularity of Kansas governor Sam Brownback, a Republican who has been in office since 2011. "It probably took all three to get Thompson this close". Estes is going to win by a lot less than 15 points. One Republican House member who was granted anonymity to speak candidly on the special election told CNN that the outcome should be viewed as a warning.

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China Calls for Restraint on North Korea as USS Carl Vinson arrives

Security Council resolutions, China's foreign ministry said. North Korea may have resumed work at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site, according to analysis of satellite imagery by 38 North, a program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies that studies the nation's nuclear activities.

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Aya Hijazi meets Donald Trump after release from Egypt

Aya Hijazi, 30, and her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, an Egyptian, arrived in the Washington area, according to The Washington Post , which was first to report they'd arrived. Trump's deputy national security adviser, Dina Powell, accompanied Hijazi and her family on a USA military plane, according to Politico . "We are very happy to have Aya back home, and it is a great honor to have her in the Oval Office", Trump said.

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Indiana March jobless rate of 3.9 percent lowest since '01

While Utah's unemployment rate held steady in March, the national unemployment rate continued its recent trend downward, falling two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.5 percent. Los Angeles County gained a net 16,000 jobs in March. Several other states are benefiting from low unemployment rates: The rate is 2.7 percent in Hawaii and 2.8 percent in New Hampshire, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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2 federal judges deny requests from inmates

Of the four executions scheduled prior to today, three were ultimately stayed. On Thursday, Ledell Lee was put to death in the state's first execution since 2005. Both inmates are fearful that their poor health conditions could result in extreme pain when they receive lethal injections. Jones has said he's prepared to die for his crime.

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Arkansas executes Ledell Lee, first execution since 2005 for the state

Asa Hutchinson, speaks with reporters early Friday, April 21, 2017 , following the execution of death row inmate Ledell Lee. The Supreme Court ruling was the latest legal twist as Arkansas seeks to carry out a series of executions before one of the drugs used in its lethal injection mix, the sedative midazolam, expires by the end of the month.

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Trump's approval rating still underwater, polls show

As the UN's top negotiator on Syria, Staffan de Mistura, prepared to hold talks with the Russian deputy foreign minister in Geneva on Monday without USA involvement, Mr Trump hosted the Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni at the White House.

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Parchment copy of Declaration of Independence discovered

The Harvard team discovered the document in 2015 as part of the Declaration Resources Project, and announced their find during a conference at Yale University Friday. Constitution and was one of the first Supreme Court justices. The clue that led them to Wilson, Sneff said, was a stark anomaly on the parchment compared to its counterpart in Washington DC and later copies: "The names of the signers are all scrambled".

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How the 'Facebook Killer' Was Caught Thanks to Quick-Thinking McDonald's Workers

Lane also said she has received support from many, including her family, her boss, and even strangers like two daughters of 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr ., who police say Stephens gunned down on Easter. Stephens is not believed to have known Mr Godwin, a retired foundry worker who media reports said spent Easter Sunday morning with his son and daughter-in-law before he was killed.

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House GOP Moves Forward on a New Compromise Addition to Health Care

If there's no deal, the government will partially shut down April 29: Trump's 100th day in office. The White House also wants a major increase in defence spending, while Democrats want to defend healthcare subsidies for low-income enrollees.

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Aaron Hernandez's attorney plans to sue for negligence around his death

Earlier on Friday, Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, and her attorney, Doug Sheff, said they were moving ahead with a civil suit against Hernandez's estate. Baez said the family will be seeking an independent autopsy. The latest revelation in the Aaron Hernandez case is that the former NFL star may have murdered his friend semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd to hide Hernandez's bisexuality.

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Here's the Fine Print On The Country's Biggest-Ever Free College Plan

New graduates will not also receive any more aid from the Excelsior Scholarship. In 2018 and 2019, it will be $110,000 and $125,000 respectively. If they take a job in another state they must pay the money back as a loan. That alone is enough to make school affordable for most. "We need funding for childcare, we need money for EOP (Educational Opportunity Program), we need money for room and board, textbook affordability and health care", Cohen said.

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Neil Gorsuch Sworn Is Now A Supreme Court Justice

President Donald Trump applauds after Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch took the judicial oath during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House April 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Democrats tried to block Gorsuch's nomination with a procedural filibuster . Among the possibilities is the case involving the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood , whose owner, Jack Phillips, has asked the U.S.

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American Airlines Flight Attendant "Violently" Takes a Stroller From Mother of Twins

The witness says the woman was visibly shaken and chose to tell the pilot what she witnessed. American Airlines said in a statement it was investigating the incident, which took place before the plane took off on a flight from San Francisco to Dallas.

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USA tells North Korea: We don't want a fight, don't start one

While President Trump said he is working with China on the North Korean problem, Gordon Chang said the president will have to play a strong hand in order to reverse years of failed foreign policy. Haley, the current president of the U.N. Security Council, said members were working on a statement condemning the latest failed missile launch. "We don't know if they've been able to miniaturize a warhead, put it on a missile and send it to a defined target as far away as the United States, but ...

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Man working on NFL draft stage falls, is injured

That other incident seems to be the reason that the so-called Godfather of the NFL Draft, legendary former Cowboys personnel executive Gil Brandt, left Mixon off his top-150 prospect list. If Vick had been any less of a player, though, the Eagles would have never put themselves in that position. Roseman knows that questions will remain about his methods until the Eagles can break through and win it all for the first time since 1960.

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Trump raps Iran as violating spirit of nuclear deal

Tillerson also noted that without the right policy toward Iran, it could go the way of North Korea. Trump did not give any additional details about Iran's adherence to the pact. "It shouldn't have been signed", said Trump here at a joint press conference with visiting Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. But Mr Obama had said the deal would make the world safer and more secure.

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North Korea threatens nuclear strike on Australia for backing US

Family talk also helped Pence smooth over relations with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who had a tense telephone exchange with Trump in January over a refugee resettlement deal struck under the Obama administration. "The only way to realise denuclearisation in the Korean Peninsula and quickly resolve North Korea's nuclear problem is for each relevant party to fulfil its duties".

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Trump touts plans to put 'American workers first'

The president said he wants to prioritize American-made goods for federal contracts and tighten the rules around who gets H-1B visas , awarded to high-skilled foreign workers. The United States grants 85,000 H-1B temporary visas to high-skilled foreigners every year - 65,000 hired from overseas and 20,000 from those enrolled in USA colleges.

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Sessions Says New York City Is 'Soft On Crime.' The Numbers Disagree

He wonders why Sessions would "insult the men and women who do this work every day, who put their lives on the line and who have achieved so much?" Not surprisingly, our state's Trump-challenging politicians are none to pleased with the warning letter from the Department of Justice.

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Police find missing Tennessee girl, arrest suspect

On Thursday , after over a month of searching by police, they were found in a cabin in a remote area of northern California and Cummins was subsequently arrested. But Barry, 29, said he became suspicious when the older man tried to keep the teen away. Culleoka is about 60 miles (100 kilometers) south of Nashville near the Alabama state line.

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Arkansas carries out first state execution in 12 years

The state of Arkansas executed death row inmate Ledell Lee late Thursday. He's insisted upon his innocence from the day of his arrest through the night of his execution, begging the state for a DNA test to prove his innocence. After temporarily staying inmate Ledell Lee's additional appeals last night to give them more time to consider his new filings, the justices rejected Lee's request to block his execution, clearing the way for Arkansas to execute Lee.

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Ann Coulter's Berkeley Speech: Lawyers Blast College for Rescheduling During Finals

But Coulter responded via Twitter on Thursday, indicating they've already spent money for the previously scheduled event on April 27, and she's not available to speak on the new date. Student groups BridgeUSA and the Berkeley College Republicans had originally arranged for Coulter to speak, but Vice Chancellors Scott Biddy and Stephen Sutton sent an email to the College Republicans explaining the security risks were too great amid a recent spate of massive protests there.

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The Majority of Americans Have Smoked Marijuana And Liked It

Eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana for Americans ages 21 and older, and 29 states have legalized the medical use of marijuana. The roughly $200 million in tax revenue from more than $1 billion in sales a year ago funds all that, she says, plus provides $40 million for schools.

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With Gorsuch, high court takes conservative tilt

All the other members of the court were at the ceremony, including liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who called Trump "a faker" a year ago during the presidential campaign but later said she regretted the remark. And in a matter of weeks, the court might be called upon to get involved in Trump's second travel ban targeting refugees and those entering the USA from certain countries.

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Boston Marathon: Kenyans sweep, but U.S. close behind

Security will be high along the course, that begins in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and passes through Boston's suburbs to the finish line on Boylston Street, where a pair of ethnic Chechen brothers in 2013 set off two homemade bombs, killing three people and injuring more than 200.

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Border wall protects USA against threats like MS-13

In January, Trump announced a proposal to impose a 20 percent tax on all imported goods from Mexico to pay for the border wall, saying that the wall would initially be funded by US taxpayers "for the sake of speed", and that the country would be reimbursed by Mexico at a later date.

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Trump at 100 days: 'It's a different kind of presidency'

In 2011, then-President Barack Obama roasted Donald Trump (who was in attendance), and some speculate that night was the moment when Trump decided he wanted Obama's job. Trump tweeted early Saturday afternoon. "We will be celebrating the First Amendment at the White House Correspondents' Dinner next week, and we look forward to doing just that", said Mason.

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Mexico will pay for the border wall - 'eventually' and 'in some form'

Obamacare funding again is a sticking point in the spending standoff with Democrats in Congress, although Republicans this time control the House, the Senate and the White House. "I would wish Democrats would put aside political correctness and realize there is nothing racist or bigoted about having a border wall." When ABC News host George Stephanopoulos noted to Sessions that legislators in border states do not necessarily support the wall, Sessions reiterated that he believes the wall ...

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Trump calls Schumer, discusses strategy for responding to Canada's dairy trade policy

Speaking in Wisconsin on Tuesday, Trump criticized some recent moves by the Canadian dairy industry. In a story April 18 about a dispute between the USA and Canada over milk, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Canada has chose to impose import taxes on ultra-filtered milk.


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