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No motive in Delaware trooper's fatal shooting, standoff

Richard Bratz said. He graduated from the police academy in 2009. At 9:17 a.m., Sealy emerged from his home and began shooting at police. McQueen said Sealy confessed he had shot a Trooper at the Wawa to a family member, who then relayed that information to police.

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Berkeley reverses decision to cancel Ann Coulter speech

Conservative personality Ann Coulter isn't backing down from her planned speech at University of California at Berkeley next week, even though the school announced it has canceled her event. "I've acceded to all their silly demands, which they thought would end it". Berkeley had "imposed a series of ridiculous requirements" on Coulter's speech, according to Spencer Brown (disclosure: Brown was an intern at the Washington Examiner when I worked there), a spokesman for Young America's ...

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Fund established for family of fallen DE trooper

Ballard had worked with Delaware State Police for more than eight years; he was assigned to patrol at Troop 2, Glasgow. Stephen J. Ballard, a state trooper who was stationed outside a Wawa in Bear, Del. Shortly after the trooper's death was announced at Christiana Hospital, a lengthy cortege of state police vehicles left the hospital for a 9-mile trip to the Division of Forensic Science in Wilmington.

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Israeli strikes inside Syria pick up tempo in proxy war

In line with its usual practice, Israel s military declined to comment on the airport blast. Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said a massive explosion near Damascus International Airport on Thursday was consistent with Israel's policy, but stopped short of confirming his country was behind it.

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Judge cites Trump's words in blocking 'sanctuary city' order

Ed Murray, mayor of the northwestern city of nearly 700,000, issued a statement welcoming the ruling as "yet another rebuke" of Trump's "dangerous overreach". " San Francisco , and cities like it, are putting the well-being of criminal aliens before the safety of our citizens, and those city officials who authored these policies have the blood of dead Americans on their hands".

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Trooper killed after traffic stop, suspect dies during standoff

The 32-year-old Ballard was a 2007 graduate of Delaware State University, where he majored in criminal justice. He had served with Delaware State Police for more than eight years. After shooting the officer, Sealy called relatives and told them what he'd done, McQueen said, and they reported that to police. Authorities did not enter the home but continued attempts to make contact with Sealy to persuade him to surrender.

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North Korea: Washington and Seoul pledge 'swift punitive measures'

Harry Harris, the chief of U.S. Pacific Command, told the House Armed Services Committee . Global tensions have been escalating with North Korea after the reclusive state vowed they were prepared to go to war after carrying out their largest ever live fire drill.

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Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn likely broke law with Russian Federation trip: Lawmakers

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is either "one of the dumbest individuals who's ever lived or. he really had some nefarious purposes" in failing to disclose payments he received from Russian Federation on his 2016 security-clearance application, retired Army Col.

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Flynn lawyer says docs show he was forthcoming

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, said Thursday that Flynn did not disclose the RT payment when he applied for a renewed security clearance in January 2016, a month after traveling to Russian Federation.

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NAFTA: Trump Says U.S. Will Renegotiate, Not Withdraw (for Now)

Trump, in a meeting with Argentine president Mauricio Macri, said Thursday he had planned to terminate NAFTA , but chose to hold off after speaking to the leaders of Mexico and Canada to see if deal can be made. ADVANCING BREAKUP? The first administration source told Reuters that there were diverging opinions within the US government about how to proceed and it was possible that Trump could sign the executive order before the 100-day mark of his presidency.

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Trump Administration Proposes 'Massive' Tax Overhaul And Tax Cut Plan

The blueprint was unveiled Wednesday as a one-page document - which outlined a plan. Some tax benefits already exist for child and dependent care, but during the campaign Trump proposed tax deductions for child care and elder care expenses, a child care spending rebate to low-income parents and deductible contributions to Dependent Care Savings Accounts.

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NRA affiliate sues California for banning assault rifles

Rick Scott and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke at this year's NRA leadership forum at the Georgia World Congress Center. Jerry Brown signed into law a prohibition on the sale of semi-automatic rifles equipped with bullet-buttons that allow for the quick removal and replacement of ammunition magazines.

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Arkansas Set to Execute Another Inmate After Possible Botched Execution

At 7:20 p.m. local time , 52-year-old Jack Harold Jones was pronounced dead in the death chamber at the Cummins Unit state prison. The execution process began at 7:06 pm (0006 GMT Tuesday) and Jones was pronounced dead at 7:20 pm, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper cited Department of Correction spokesman Solomon Graves as saying.

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Trump praises Hatch for insisting on monument review

They view numerous monuments as being opportunities for the government to snatch up land , despite the feelings of local residents. Zinke said the broader aim of the order is to give states more input in the monument designation process, and "restore trust between local communities and Washington ".

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Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn

The inspector general of the Department of Defense also opened an investigation of Flynn earlier this month, according to an April 11 letter released by Democrats on the oversight committee Thursday. "There is a paper trail that the White House does not want our committee to follow it". The Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, article I, section 9, clause 8, as interpreted in Comptroller General opinions and by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel, prohibits receipt of ...

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United Airlines reaches settlement with dragged passenger

NEW YORK-United Airlines said on Thursday it would offer passengers who volunteer to forfeit their seats on overbooked flights up to $10,000 as part of the carrier's efforts to fix the damage from the rough removal of a passenger. Shortly after the settlement was announced, City Hall sources told the Chicago Sun-Times that the aviation department's security chief, Jeffrey Redding, would be fired over an incident unrelated to Dao's dragging.

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U.S. lawmakers say Trump administration still lacks clear North Korea plan

Instead, they've said the administration's strategy focuses on increasing pressure on North Korea with the help of its main trading partner, China. After briefing senators in a highly unusual meeting at the White House, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats issued a statement that toned down military rhetoric and urged the worldwide community to help find a solution to North Korea's nuclear program.

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Inviting farmers to the White House, Trump looks to boost rural America

Morehead in a press release. Perdue's biggest task will be his department's input on the five-year farm bill, which expires next year. "We look forward to continuing our long standing partnership with USDA and working with incoming officials to identify burdensome regulations and other barriers that make it hard for independent grocers to grow their businesses and ultimately create jobs in the communities they serve".

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Beer stores near reservation may have to close

After Jacobsen's decision was announced Thursday morning, some of the Whiteclay beer store owners tried to renew their licenses. But hours after the ruling, the Nebraska attorney general's office filed a notice of appeal. Snyder said that the liquor commission had not followed state law and previous Nebraska Supreme Court rulings in voting 3-0 to deny renewal of the licenses.

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NFL draft set to begin in Philadelphia

The Browns still hold the twelfth overall selection in this year's draft as they hold Philadelphia's selection. "This is me achieving just one of my goals". "Here's a guy that just kind of does his - beats to his own drum". The Browns have needed that pass-rusher. The main criticism for the newest Cleveland Brown is that he doesn't go all out on every play.

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Legislative leaders, bill's sponsors lament demise of transportation funding referendum

House Speaker Pro Tem Greg Hertz, R-Polson, has been consistently opposed to sales taxes, and criticized the brisk manner in which the amendments to the bill passed an initial House vote Wednesday. The bill diverges from the House version on what is known as the "Chevron Deference", based on a Supreme Court ruling that courts should defer to agencies' interpretations of statutes governing their rulemaking.

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Border wall would be small hit on federal budget

A White House looking for achievements has pressured GOP leaders to try pushing health care legislation through the House this week. In the negotiations over a bill to continue funding the government, the White House initially indicated that it may use funding the subsidies as leverage to extract concessions from Democrats, raising the possibility of a negotiations failure and a government shutdown.

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Judge rules Trump's order on sanctuary city funding unconstitutional

Two lawsuits had been filed in California district court after Trump signed the executive order to withhold funding to sanctuary cities. "San Francisco, and cities like it, are putting the well-being of criminal aliens before the safety of our citizens, and those city officials who authorised these policies have the blood of dead Americans on their hands ".

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Senate confirms Acosta as Trump's man at labor

Acosta won confirmation on a vote of 60 to 38, with a handful of Democrats joining in the majority. The son of Cuban immigrants, Acosta will be the first Latino to occupy one of Trump's Cabinet posts. After his confirmation, Trump's pick for U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, is now the final Cabinet-level nominee awaiting Senate confirmation.

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Warren 'troubled' by Obama's big Wall Street speech payday

Obama's speaking fees almost double those obtained by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Warren was promoting her new book, "The Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class", a tour that has led some to speculate she is beginning her candidacy for the 2020 election.

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Arkansas Executes 4th Inmate In 8 Days

Arkansas Attorney Genera Leslie Rutledge, a Republican, opposes clemency or a stay of execution and accuses Williams of trying to run down the clock: Williams' death warrant expires at midnight Thursday, while the state's supply of midazolam, the first drug in the three-drug lethal injection protocol, expires at the end of the month.

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US softens talk of war, vows other pressure on North Korea

Unspecified parts of the THAAD defense system also were installed. Trump said Monday the council must be prepared to impose stronger sanctions. "The United States seeks stability and the peaceful denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula".

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Trump keeps mum about ousted adviser Flynn

The Maryland Democrat also released other documents showing that the Defense Intelligence Agency, which Flynn oversaw from July 2012 to August 2014, warned Flynn not to accept foreign payments as he entered retirement. The White House defended its hiring of Flynn and attempted to shift blame for any problems with his vetting onto the Obama administration, which handled the reissuance of his security clearance in January 2016.

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Amid reports of US NAFTA pullout, Mexico leaned on diplomacy

But Trump returned Thursday to reclaim his ultimate source of leverage, the ultimate WATNA in the eyes of governments in Ottawa and Mexico City: cancellation. "I respect their countries very much". "They asked me to renegotiate - I will". The year before that agreement took effect, the US had an $11 billion trade deficit with Canada.

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Arbor Day Foundation and Publix Celebrate Florida Clean Water Collaboration

Market St.). During one year one single tree can absorb more than 48 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen in exchange. She felt compelled to pass along the memories she has of planting seedlings as a child with her father.

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Freedom Caucus Reverses Course, Plans to Support Amended Obamacare Replacement Bill

Leaders want to avoid a replay of last month's embarrassing retreat from a planned vote when they realized the measure would be defeated. Freedom Caucus member Rep. "Today, we believe the hard work of Rep. Mark Meadows and Rep. Tom MacArthur (NJ-03), facilitated by Vice President Mike Pence, has yielded a compromise that the Club for Growth can support", said Club for Growth president David McIntosh.

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US Eyes Sanctions, Diplomacy to 'De-escalate' North Korea

The US has deployed a number of warships and a submarine to the Korean peninsula, despite China's argument that a newly deployed US Thaad missile system could destabilise security. Recent U.S. commercial satellite images indicate increased activity around North Korea's nuclear test site, and third-generation dictator Kim Jong Un has said the country's preparation for an ICBM launch is in its "final stage".

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Trump's gyrations on NAFTA cause a flurry of head-scratching

It might now be renegotiated the White House said Wednesday, after Canada and Mexico agreed to do so "swiftly". Then Trump announced that the leaders of Mexico and Canada had reached out to him Wednesday and that he would bow to their request to try to fix NAFTA through negotiations before abandoning it.

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Kidnapped Tennessee teen withdrawn, jittery after rescue, family says

Cummins has since been charged with transporting a minor across state lines for the objective of criminal sexual intercourse. Cummins is charged with taking a minor across states lines to have sex. at this time they must ask for privacy as they navigate these very important next few weeks and even months". They were reunited over the weekend, but her sister and father said they have been shying away from details of the teenager's ordeal.

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Fox News Co-President Bill Shine Uncertain About Future at Network

A Fox News spokesperson told NY magazine that the conversations did not took place and that Shine did not asked the younger Murdochs for a statement of support. Hannity sent out a subsequent tweet hinting that he knew who at Fox News "is trying to get an innocent person fired". A shake-up with Fox News is something that would definitely impact Hannity , of course.


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