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Obama's back Monday in first public appearance since leaving presidency

He told a panel of six current and former students that he made a decision to focus his future efforts on encouraging young people to engage with their communities. Publicized as a "Conversation on Civic Engagement", Obama moderated a discussion between several Chicago students in what was meant to serve as a warm-up for events of a larger scale down the line.

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United CEO: Dragging incident may sway fliers' airline pick

So United came up with 10 policy changes and initiatives to reduce bumping and improve customer service. They cover everything from passengers' compensation to use of force by law enforcement. Some policies will go into effect immediately, the release notes. A "customer solutions team" is being created to assist gate agents to get fliers to their destinations.

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Unemployment rates dropped across Wisconsin in March

Compared with a month earlier, initial claims dropped 4.9 percent, and weeks claims were down 2.6 percent in March, the labor department reported. It was 5.5 percent in March 2016. The rate declined because more people became employed and employers continued to add jobs and lay off fewer workers. In Metro Savannah, The number of employed residents increased by 2,335 to 309,651, as the labor force grew by 1,487 to 325,154.

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March for Science held in Raleigh on Earth Day

The main event took place in Washington, where March for Science festivities included "teach-ins", speeches by researchers and environmentalists, and musical performances on National Mall. "We're just concerned citizens for science", she said, noting that her goal was to raise awareness of the importance of science education. "This is the one shot we have at one planet", Bajestani said.

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United raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10000

The footage of the incident captured by fellow Flight 3411 passengers - which included images of a bloodied Dao - resulted in widespread indignation. Munoz , who took the helm at United in 2015 as part of an effort to improve customer relations, has faced calls to step down after referring to Dao as "disruptive and belligerent" in a statement following the incident.

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Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley's proposal to reschedule her speech

In that context, Ms. Coulter's announcement that she intends to come to this campus on April 27 without regard for the fact that we don't have a protectable venue available on that date is of grave concern. But Coulter called it a "cancellation" and went on a Twitter rampage vowing to appear at the famously progressive school. The university had announced Wednesday that it was canceling Coulter's appearance following several political protests in Berkeley that turned violent.

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Trump team softens war talk, vows other pressure on NKorea

In this Monday, April 24, 2017 photo released by the U.S. Navy, the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan arrives in Busan, South Korea, for a scheduled port visi. Chinese military modernization is focused on defeating the US in Asia by countering US asymmetric advantages, Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of US Pacific Command told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing.

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Top officials emphasize diplomatic, economic pressure on North Korea in briefing

While North Korea's nuclear program has been a security headache for the US and its allies for decades, the gathering Wednesday coincides with a concerted Trump administration push to change the calculus of USA strategy amid growing concern as North Korea rushes to develop an arsenal of nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles that could threaten allies such as South Korea and Japan and reach the American homeland.

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'Buzz' is Gareon Conley will be drafted in third round

As reported in the article by TMZ , Conley and the woman met in a hotel elevator around 3 AM and he brought her back to his hotel room. Conley's attorney, Kevin Spellacy, called the allegations "ludicrous and ridiculous" and stated, "In my opinion this young lady is an opportunist and it's actually despicable".

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Jury to begin deciding life or death for police ambush killer Frein

During a three-week trial, Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin used Frein's writings, as well as a mountain of physical evidence recovered from the Monroe County man's home and hideouts, to prove that Frein murdered Cpl. A Pennsylvania man who murdered a State Trooper and shot another has been sentenced to death. Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard, 32, was shot about 12:10 p.m.

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House Freedom Caucus Endorses AHCA, But Moderates Withhold Support

While they would still have access to coverage, some may not be able to afford it. As many as 30 members of the House Freedom Caucus announced their support for the bill to revoke the Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as Obamacare, reported the Anadolu Agency.

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NFL Draft Betting Odds: Garrett, Trubisky, Fournette Highlight Props Board

To obtain the right guy for their team , Cleveland may be forced or at least convinced enough to trade up to draft that quarterback, secondary help, or offensive weapon. Before Watson took over as a full-time starter in 2015, Clemson established itself as a perennial Orange Bowl contender that'd win 10 or 11 games a year.

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Jury sentences ambush killer to death penalty

Closing arguments will begin this afternoon at the sentencing hearing of Eric Frein, the man convicted of killing a state police trooper in a 2014 ambush on the Blooming Grove barracks. Dickson II, a Marine veteran and married father of two, was killed, and Trooper Alex Douglass was critically wounded. They will have to weigh testimony from witnesses called by the defense against that of Dickson's widow, mother and others about how the state police corporal's death affected his family and ...

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Ann Coulter Says She Will Speak at Berkeley Despite the University's Cancellation

She also pointed out that May 2 would coincide with a reading period before final exams, when there are no classes on campus and a fewer students around. She previously said she would show up April 27, as originally scheduled, regardless of whether the administration approved. The decision to shelve Coulter's appearance at the campus that gave birth to the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s came days after opponents and supporters of President Donald Trump clashed in the city.

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Strident Trump takes aim at trade with Canada

Trump said during a speech in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday that Canada has been "very unfair" to dairy farmers and "we're going to start working on that". Schumer said the Canadian tax unfairly harms Cayuga Milk Ingredients , a milk processing plant near Auburn that has been exporting dairy products to Canada.

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Blues get faceoff leader back with Paul Stastny

The St. Louis Blues had a turbulent season but got hot at the right time. It was his 19th point in 21 playoff games. They met their arch-nemesis in the Chicago Blackhawks in the opening round. In the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Maple Leafs weren't given anything close to decent odds to advance but only lost after making the series look competitive.

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China launches first home-built aircraft carrier amid South China Sea tension

China first announced the construction of its new carrier in late December 2015. While its main hull is completed and the main components for its power supply are installed, it isn't yet fitted out, China's military said Wednesday. Sam Roggeveen, a senior fellow at the Sydney-based Lowy Institute, said that by the time China had half that number, it could go toe-to-toe with the USA navy in the Asia-Pacific.

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Arkansas court rejects inmate's stay requests

The state Supreme Court also lifted that order, allowing Arkansas to conduct its first execution in almost 12 years. The Arkansas Supreme Court has rejected an inmate's requests to block his execution, scheduled for Thursday night. "Based upon what the court has learned from the eyewitnesses in regard to the execution, the court finds no support for a claim and an allegation that the execution appeared to be torturous and inhumane", Baker said in a transcript of the hearing released on ...

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ICE Arrests 11 Criminal Aliens In Orange County

In fiscal year 2016, ICE conducted 240,255 removals nationwide. In February, the most recent ICE raid in Texas previous to the Houston-area activity, 51 people in the Austin region were arrested and detained. Ninety-two percent of individuals removed from the interior of the United States had previously been convicted of a crime. The subject is now pending criminal prosecution for illegal re-entry into the US.

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FBI joins teams using dogs looking for toddler

Authorities are going door-to-door, using bloodhounds and drones in a northern IL community in search of a missing 1 1/2-year-old girl. Police block off an area in Preston Heights during a search Wednesday morning for a missing 1-year-old.Semaj Crosby, 1, is missing, according to the Will County Sheriff's Office.Semaj Crosby, 1, is missing, according to the Will County Sheriff's Office.

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Leading GOP moderate opposes plan to move House health bill

Suddenly, House Republicans sure seem like they are starting to move again on their previously stunted quest to repeal and replace Obamacare. "So it should be no surprise that it takes some time to do that". "In my view, it's not part of some quid pro quo from them to us". The payments, known as cost-sharing reductions, are paid to health insurance companies to help reduce the out-of-pocket costs for certain low-income people.

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Different president, same old government shutdown threats

When Breitbart News asked the president at a reception with conservative media if he was frustrated with the pace of Congress, Trump listed all of the movements on tax reform and health care that he and his staff were still working on with them.

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Ann Coulter Cancels Berkeley Speech Amid Protests: 'Free Speech Crushed by Thugs'

Berkeley administrators and police countered that their first concern was safety in the face of increasingly violent demonstrations at the famously liberal university. "Berkeley College Republicans do not want to endanger people's lives so because of the university's unwillingness to do their job we are forced to cancel the event", Troy Warden, president of the campus Republicans, said Wednesday.

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U.S. commerce secretary eyes more trade moves

The U.S. and Canada typically enjoy a friendly trading relationship, but things have soured in recent months. "If NAFTA were functioning properly, you wouldn't be having these kinds of very prickly and unfortunate events back to back", Ross said.

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Michigan Doctors Charged in US First Federal Female Genital Mutilation Case

The documents identify the parents, but CNN is not naming them to protect the child's identity. Prosecutors also allege that all three have disposed of evidence or instructed the parents of the girls to deny any involvement in FGM. One of the girls said the doctor made her cry and that she and her friend were both given cake after the procedure. The complaint filed against Nagarwala last week had said federal agents reviewed her telephone records and further investigation revealed that ...

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Chicago Bears 2017 Mock Draft: The Final Honest Attempt

The Jets drafted the defensive end from Ohio State with the sixth pick of the draft and envisioned him as an outside linebacker . It's typically up, up and up, as they seem to get picked earlier than expected, based on the importance of the position and repeated mistakes by general managers.

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Officers fired upon at home after officer killed

Carney. "My heart is with the officer's family and the officers who have served beside him". "This is a sad day for our state and for the Delaware State Police family", McQueen said, with Gov. Investigators say the ordeal began shortly after noon Wednesday when Ballard observed two people inside a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Wawa store at 1605 Pulaski Highway (US Route 40) in Bear, Delaware.

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Donald Trump has `no intention´ of releasing tax returns

Ronald Reagan got one in two years. The report and an accompanying website, stateoftheswamp.com , documents the dangers of the president's refusal to release his tax returns and separate himself from his worldwide network of hotels, resorts and other businesses.

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Trump slams national monuments as 'massive federal land grab,' orders review

After moving to roll back climate change protections, US President Donald Trump is turning his sights on America's vast nature preserves, with a view to possibly lifting federal protections brought in over the past two decades. But some of the designations drew heavy criticism, including the Bears Ears National Monument, which protects 1.35 million acres of land in southeastern Utah.

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USS Carl Vinson exercises with Japan air force

The U.S. Navy says aircraft from a carrier strike group headed for the Korean Peninsula are conducting a joint exercise with Japan's Air Self Defense Forces in waters south of Japan. Tour companies in China have reported waning interest in trips to neighboring North Korea amid safety worries and tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.

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Texas poised to pass 'sanctuary city' ban with jail penalty

The bill would ban cities, counties and universities from preventing local law enforcement agencies asking about a person's immigration status or enforcing immigration law. The bill has already made its way through the Texas Senate, and Neave says opponents of the legislation are outnumbered in the House. Many sheriffs and police chiefs in heavily Democratic areas warn that it will make their jobs harder if immigrant communities, including crime victims and witnesses, become afraid of police.

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National Association of Conservation Districts congratulates Sonny Perdue on his new position

Accounting for the ripple effect through the broader US economy, total economic activity attributed to cotton is in excess of $95 billion. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO Philip Seng says Perdue has a strong knowledge of ag trading issues and commitment to promoting U.S.ag products across the globe.

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Starbucks Plans Huge High-End Roastery Coffee Store On Michigan Avenue

The 43,000-square-foot space will also offer multiple brewing methods, specialty Reserve beverages and mixology. It will be the third roastery to open in the USA behind the flagship Seattle location, which opened in 2014, and one slated to open in NY in 2018.

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Holcomb vetoes public records search-fee bill

While the author of the bill, Sen. Currently, solar generators receive 11 cents per kilowatt-hour for the extra energy they produce. Pamela Cooper, CEO and co-founder of offers and loyalty platform Boosterville Inc., agreed with Brown, expressing that the IN legislature is moving backwards IN its thinking.

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The Pie Recipe Katy Perry Swears By

The singer sent out a newsletter to her fans Monday (April 24) with the subject "World's Best Cherry Pie" and a recipe for the sweet dessert in the body of the email. "Bon Appetit" is the second single Katy's dropped in recent weeks from her forthcoming album, following " Chained to the Rhythm ". "I think we are digesting things in bite size these days and that's what we can handle".


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