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DE state trooper from Bowie shot, killed

Ballard was shot several times after he approached a vehicle in the Wawa convenience store parking lot in the Wilmington suburb of Bear just after noon Wednesday. McQueen says Sealy was shot by officers Thursday morning after he emerged from his house after a lengthy standoff and "engaged with police" while armed.

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Purdue University taking over Kaplan chain

Under the deal, which went by the internal nickname the Morrill Project, Purdue will acquire all of Kaplan University's 15 campuses and learning centers, which account for 32,000 online and campus-based students and almost 3,000 employees.

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Trump Drops Opposition to Obamacare Payments to Avoid Government Shutdown

Congressional Republicans have fought the payments in court, and Trump has threatened to eliminate them in a bid to bring Democrats to the table for health care negotiations. He said the President's flexibility on funding for his signature border wall put Democrats "on their heels". "We're not doing that", Ryan told reporters, arguing that it is an issue that is not part of the annual spending bill process.

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Georgia Cops Charged For Beating Handcuffed Suspect During Stop

Police say Hollins had been stopped for turning without signaling and driving without a license plate, though Hollins says the license was in the rear window. The department's internal affairs had questioned the officers about their actions, Ayers said at the time. He also received numerous commendations from Gwinnett police, including a Purple Heart medal for pulling a family from a burning auto.

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The Simpsons can count to 100 too

A new episode of The Simpsons reveals Donald Trump's hair to be a small dog. Ironically, an ABC News/Washington Post poll taken days before the 100-day mark found that 61 percent want to "keep and improve" the Affordable Care Act health insurance program, while 37 percent want to "repeal and replace" it.

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Appeal efforts still on to stop tonight's execution No. 4

He is scheduled to be put to death at 7 p.m. CDT Thursday. Death row inmate Jason McGehee was also scheduled to be executed Thursday. Michael Greenwood was killed in a 1999 traffic wreck with Williams, who had escaped from prison, where he was serving a life sentence for killing a cheerleader.

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Federal panel won't block Arkansas execution

This state lawsuit is different, Williams' lawyers argue, because it "raises as-applied challenges unique to Plaintiff in light of his personal medical conditions and in light of the disturbing events at this week's executions". Williams meets the definition of intellectual disability". Hutchinson said in a statement that while he appreciated Greenwood's "genuine spirit of forgiveness and compassion", he had to consider viewpoints from other victims' families, including Boren's.

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Flynn Warned About Accepting Foreign Government Payments in 2014: Documents

The letter , released today by Cummings, was a primer on ethics restrictions that apply to retired military officers and it warned that Flynn, a retired lieutenant general, was prohibited from receiving foreign payments without prior approval, under the emoluments clause of the U.S.

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'We are very happy to have Aya back home'

Aya Hijazi spent nearly three years in prison in Egypt after she was arrested while working with the Belady Foundation, a humanitarian group helping poor children in Cairo find shelter. "We are very happy to have Aya back", Trump said in the Oval Office as he greeted her and her family. It let us be reunited as a family. Trump set out to reset relations with Egypt, and there was no public mention of Hajazi or human rights abuses during Sisi's White House visit.

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Trooper slaying suspect shot dead after barricade

The Wilmington News Journal reports that its sources say the man was Burgon Sealy Jr. who had been firing at police throughout the night form his family home north of Middletown. After attempts to negotiate with the suspect, Master Cpl. He approached the men and a struggle ensured, police said. Ballard. Delaware Governor John Carney ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff in memory of the fallen trooper.

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White House Weighs Placing North Korea on State Sponsored Terrorism List

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersNebraska Dem chair slams Perez for dismissing anti-abortion Dems Sanders: Trump couldn't be "more wrong" on climate Sanders on skipping WH Korea briefing: "I did not want to be part of a photo op" MORE (I-Vt.) says he boycotted a White House briefing on North Korea because he "did not want to be part of a photo opportunity".

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What Do GOP Senators Think Of House's Obamacare Repeal?

A spokesperson for House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi summed up the opposition, saying the bill was so unattractive, its authors wanted to exclude themselves from it. Centrist Republicans like Donovan are still opposed. "Secondly, we have to give the states flexibility to bring premiums down for everyone else", the New Jersey Republican added.

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US Republican leaders seek votes for healthcare bill

Pelosi told her news conference that Democrats don't even have the "power" to shut down the government, since Republicans control all branches of government. Along with agreeing not to fund the wall, the administration will continue paying the controversial Obamacare payments to insurers to subsidize lower-income subscribers.

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White House briefs senators on North Korea threat

While the content of a high-profile White House meeting in which the entire US Senate was briefed about North Korea has not been totally made public, official attempts to emphasize the non-military efforts being made appear to be just one aspect of the story, as the consequences of a military conflict appear to also have been discussed.

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HomeNewsSeveral Challenges Waiting for Sec. Sonny Perdue

The president's new pick for the Secretary of Agriculture , Sonny Perdue , will submit a report within the next 180 days on the burden's that farmers face. South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem is another Perdue supporter, calling him a close family friend and saying she can attest to his character. It's clear that Secretary Perdue is going to be a key part of the President's trade team.

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Trump signs order creating accountability office at VA

President Donald Trump is creating an office at the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve accountability and protect whistleblowers. The executive order being signed by Trump would create a VA office to "discipline or terminate VA managers or employees who fail to carry out their duties in helping our veterans".

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What Law Is Michael Flynn Accused of Violating?

Flynn complied with the law", Chaffetz said. Chaffetz said Flynn was obligated as a retired Army officer to request permission from both the Defense and State departments about prospective foreign government payments before he received them.

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United States judge temporarily blocks 2nd Arkansas execution

Williams' execution was temporarily put on hold just minutes before he was scheduled to die by US District Judge Kristine Baker in Little Rock after his lawyers raised concerns that Jones' execution had been botched. A report released earlier this month by Amnesty International showed that for the first time since 2006, and only the second time since 1991, the USA was not among the world's five biggest executioners.

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Trump calls ruling against his sanctuary cities order "ridiculous"

That general term describes more than 300 local governments that have limited their cooperation with federal immigration officials. This year, the Department of Justice will award $4.1 billion in federal grants. Orrick does not sit on the 9th circuit. "We'll win at the Supreme Court level at some point". Following the ruling, President Trump took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the matter - issuing a similarly fiery response to that of Sean Spicer.

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Key U.S. lawmakers in favour of Obamacare replacement

A new report from Vox revealed that language in the proposal exempts Congress from the biggest change in the proposal, which allows states to "opt-out" of some of Obamacare's most fundamental rules such as providing mental health coverage and banning the practice of charging higher rates or denying coverage to people with preexisting conditions.

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Conservative caucus backs GOP health bill but fate uncertain

The conservative House Freedom Caucus announced its support Wednesday for a newly revised GOP health care bill, a month after the group's opposition forced Republican leaders to pull the legislation in a retreat. Republican lawmakers were meeting Wednesday to consider how to rescue the GOP drive to repeal much of President Barack Obama's health care law. "I think certainly for the Freedom Caucus people, it moves them closer, but for somebody like me, it doesn't".

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Trump's reaction to sanctuary ruling draws rebuke in Bay Area

Supreme Court. "We call on President Trump to open a dialogue with city leaders, and work with local governments to enact real, comprehensive immigration reform that respects the principles of local control". Orrick doesn't sit on the 9th Circuit. Trump was referring to the rate of cases that the Supreme Court has overturned by the Ninth Circuit - but that figure only pertains to the small fraction of cases that the high court chooses to review.

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Trump signs executive order to review federal lands

Though the president has echoed a similar sentiment, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer indicated that the measure of time was long enough to give Trump a successful review. Where did the notion of a first 100 days come from? In the coming weeks, Trump will solicit more ideas on how to improve it, Short said. "Despite campaigning as a populist, President Trump has governed as a hard-right extremist", the edited email reads.

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Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) Jumps 4.68% in Pre-market

In other news, EVP John Strzemp sold 20,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 6th. The last session's volume of 6.28 million shares was higher than its average volume of 2.60 million shares. Stock exchanged hands with the total volume of 5.99 Million shares, as contrast to its average volume of 6.51 Million shares. The stock is trading $108.19 its 50-day moving average by -17%.

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Stronger sales for PepsiCo in 1Q, profits jump

The company's quick ratio for most recent quarter is 1.30. A number of brokerages recently commented on PEP . Fiera Capital Corp now owns 2,417,934 shares of the company's stock valued at $252,989,000 after buying an additional 1,656,939 shares during the last quarter.

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Arkansas inmate hopes to avoid being 4th killed

The state also conducted quadruple executions in 1926 and 1930. And hours before Williams' scheduled execution, lawyers for death-row inmate continue to try to stop it in court. That would have been the most in such a short period since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Four executions were cancelled because of court rulings.

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EPA chief to tour lead-contaminated IN housing complex

NAACP President Cornell Brooks addresses the media ahead of EPA Administrator Pruitt's visit to East Chicago. The Chicago Sun Times says EPA's Region 5 office is on the chopping block; it serves Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and 35 Native American tribes.

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Appropriations Committee sends its medical marijuana bill to Senate floor

Rep. Rob Cook, R-Conrad, was one of 22 Republicans who joined all 41 Democrats to vote for the bill. They are trying to defeat the legislation with false information and misleading statements, and by saying they know what's best for Florida's consumers.

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French intelligence says Assad behind chemical attack

They also said that Mr Assad or his closest entourage ordered the strike, a declassified report showed. A suspected chemical attack left 87 dead, including many children, in rebel-held territory in Idlib province on April 4, with the West accusing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of being responsible.

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On-Again, Off-Again Speech by Ann Coulter Is On Again

University chiefs had sent a letter to the Berkeley College Republicans, one of the student groups responsible for the event, saying they were rescheduling the Coulter's appearance after consulting with campus police over safety. Mogulof mentioned as examples the Black Bloc, whom he described as "highly organized", and "the Antifa people last Saturday", who have gotten into violent confrontations with conservative supporters.

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Trump decides to keep Nafta for now

Earlier in the day, stories has circulated that President Trump was going to withdraw from NAFTA altogether. In January Trump pulled the USA out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which would have been the largest-ever trade pact as measured by the gross domestic product of the 12 intended member countries in the Americas and Asia.

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D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone

Let's hope that The Simpsons isn't about to make another ominous premonition. Now, 100 days after he has been elected President, The Simpsons gives us a glimpse into the what the centennial of Trump's presidency has been like. "We are 6.8% of the way home", - that is, until the end of Trump's term. "Paid for by Anyone Else 2020". Trump's presidency appears to have wreaked havoc in the Simpson household as well.

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How American State Killed Two Death Row Prison Inmates in One Night

Jones, convicted of raping and murdering a woman in 1995, was put to death shortly after 7 p.m., and Williams' attorneys then asked for a stay, saying that Williams' obesity would make it too hard for an IV to be placed and questioning if Jones' execution went according to plan.

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US Senate confirms Perdue as Trump's agriculture secretary

It was a rare bipartisan vote for Trump's choice: Perdue was approved 87-11 as several Democrats supported him. U.S. Sen. David Perdue abstained since he is Gov. Sonny Perdue is officially the 31 Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture. Because of the delay, he needs to hit the ground running.

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5 bold predictions for the 2017 draft

Conley was projected to be a top selection in the draft but teams have spent the last 24 hours scrambling to gather information regarding the allegation, which could impact where he is drafted significantly. Howard, Mike Williams and Haason Reddick - to highlight their journeys to the NFL . So far this offseason, the Browns have done a nice job bolstering their offensive line, and it looks like Brock Osweiler is actually going to get a chance to start at quarterback.


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