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Bill to avert shutdown for 1 week clears House

Now, the eventual spending plan for the rest of the fiscal year appears to be much more routine. Earlier in the week the White House assured the public there would not be a government shutdown, but amid a brewing battle over health care President Donald Trump is placing blame on Democrats, despite being in the minority on Capitol Hill.

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President Trump Orders Review of Bears Ears, Other National Monuments

While the order, issued Tuesday, does not strip any monument's designation, Zinke said in his statement that it would redirect the Interior Department to manage federal lands "in accordance to traditional "multiple-use" philosophy". "The executive order will direct me as the secretary to review prior monument designations and to suggest legislative changes or modifications to the monuments", Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters at the White House Tuesday evening.

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Trump Slams Ruling On Funding For 'Sanctuary Cities'

In an interview with the Washington Examiner , Trump accused opponents of his agenda of "judge shopping" by sending cases through the 9th Circuit on appeal. From all indications, Judge Orrick's decision about sanctuary cites will be appealed by the Justice Department to the Ninth Circuit Appeals Court in the near future, but that case has not yet been heard and decided by that court.

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Short of support, House won't vote on health bill this week

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., wants to avoid an encore of last month's embarrassment, when he abruptly canceled a vote on a health care overhaul at that time because of opposition from moderates and conservatives alike. "The idea is to come up with a system that incentivizes people to purchase insurance before you need it". Under the revised legislation, states can apply for a waiver to opt out of Obamacare regulations that Republicans fault for driving up health care costs.

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Trump names anti-abortion leader to high post at HHS

Rewire reported that Yoest will serve as HHS's Secretary Tom Price's " principal counsel on public affairs ", communicating his policy decisions, shaping the agency's public persona, and providing leadership and strategy direction. Though Americans United for Life does not have an official stance on birth control, the New York Times reported in 2012 that Yoest personally opposed birth control and that she described IUDs as having " life-ending properties".

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Michael Flynn Is Looking Guiltier With Each Passing Day

Flynn was warned in 2014, when he was retiring from the military, not to accept payments from foreign governments without advance approval from the Pentagon, according to documents released Thursday by a House committee. "It was inappropriate. And there are repercussions for the violation of law", said Chaffetz. Republicans on the House Oversight Committee were upset that Democrats revealed the documents before the investigation was completed.

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Far-right to rally in Berkeley after Coulter talk canceled

The university realized that the group "wasn't serious and dropped ongoing negotiations over a room", she wrote . "Everyone who should believe in free speech fought against it or ran away". That offer was rejected, and Coulter initially vowed to appear at Berkeley even without a suitable venue, and in spite of widespread concerns about dangers to students, visitors and Coulter herself.

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North Korea carried out ballistic missile test but failed

It broke up a couple of minutes after the launch and the pieces fell into the Sea of Japan. South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se suggested in the open meeting that changing the "strategic calculus" on Pyongyang involves taking measures like halting "the export and supply of crude oil" to the North and "suspending all imports of coal" from North Korea.

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Predators' Fiala out of playoffs after breaking leg

The Predators led St. Louis 1-0 in the best-of-seven Western Conference semi-final with the Blues hosting game two on Friday. "The leaders on the team were going up and down the bench and saying the right things and shortly after that we scored a goal".

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As Trump weighs options, what are the hazards of unwinding NAFTA?

That sting was felt by those who saw the maquiladoras lined up along the border between the United States and Mexico. President Trump, left, greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. So far, Trump's trade policy has created confusion in both Washington and the capitals of the U.S.'s largest trading partners. Trump has complained in recent days about USA dairy farmers who have been locked out of Canada's milk market.

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Trump blames Flynn's vetting on Obama administration

The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee knocked former national security adviser Mike Flynn and the Trump administration over his failure to disclose foreign payments he had received. "Your decisions on this investigation will have a profound impact on the faith that the American people have in Congress to act in an even-handed manner and fulfill our duty under the Constitution to exercise robust oversight of the Executive Branch, regardless of who occupies the White House", the ...

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Court agrees to hold off ruling on carbon restrictions

Court of Appeals, District of Columbia ( Washington ). In honor of Earth Day, the March for Science , and the upcoming Climate Marches due for Saturday, 777 former EPA officials signed a letter Thursday to Congress urging lawmakers to reject the "Trump Administration's climate denial policies" and to take "action needed to help arrest human-caused climate change ".

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Canada, Mexico win NAFTA breathing space

The White House let it be known earlier in the day, through the Washington Post , Politico, and CNN, that Trump was considering an executive order threatening withdrawal, and the New York Times reported late on April 26 that he was actually leaning toward issuing that order.

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Jeff Sessions to visit Central Islip Friday to discuss gang violence

They were escaping gang violence, not coming as gang members. Sessions pointed out that there had been 30 years of decline in crime in America. MS-13 is active in 40 states plus the District of Columbia, the department estimates, and has found in recent investigations that gang leaders in El Salvador are directing USA cliques to become more violent.

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United States moves THAAD anti-missile to South Korean site

Washington has deployed an aircraft carrier strike group to the peninsula in a show of force, amid signs the North could be preparing for a sixth nuclear test . "The president's approach aims to pressure North Korea into dismantling its nuclear, ballistic missile, and proliferation programs by tightening economic sanctions and pursuing diplomatic measures with our allies and regional partners", the four officials said in a joint statement.

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Raiders GM 'comfortable' with drafting Gareon Conley

A police report said the woman (USA TODAY Sports does not name the alleged victims of sexual assault) met Conley in an elevator hotel April 9 and left her friends to join him in his room, where she alleged Conley pulled down her trousers and began to have sex with her and she told him, "no stop, it hurts!" Conley hasn't been arrested or charged, but an investigation into the allegation is ongoing.

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Bills trade up to draft receiver Zay Jones with 37th pick

Jones set the FBS record with 399 career catches, and broke the single-season reception mark with 158 catches past year. His father, Robert, won three Super Bowls, including two over the Bills, with the Dallas Cowboys, playing from 1992 to 2001.

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Trump Blasts Ninth Circuit Court in Tweet

Spicer expressed confidence that the Trump administration would win in the Supreme Court. "See you in the Supreme Court!" And over the past five years, five federal appeals courts were reversed at a higher rate than the 9th Circuit . Although the judge who issued the order, Judge William H. Orrick, does not sit on the 9th circuit , some people do refer to all courts within the 9th circuit as the "9th circuit".

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New scrutiny of timeline after Arkansas executes 4th inmate

He was recaptured after a police chase that ended when he crashed the pick-up truck he had stolen from Boren, fatally injuring delivery driver Michael Greenwood. The European Union's ambassador to the US, David O'Sullivan, had sent a letter to Governor Hutchinson on behalf of the EU requesting that Williams be spared due to findings that he was " intellectually disabled ".

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Arrest made in death of elderly California woman out on walk

This undated photo released by the Sacramento County. Butler was arrested the same afternoon that he allegedly assaulted a 92-year-old woman a few miles (kilometers) away in another Sacramento suburb, Turnbull said. The attacker had no weapons and used his hands and feet in the assault, Turnbull said. Butler then sexually assaulted both of them and attacked Petrus.

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House Passes Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown

If Congress is able to pass a bill to keep the government funded through the end of the fiscal year, there likely will be another showdown in the fall. House Democrats had threatened to block the spending bill this week if Republicans attempted to vote on the health care legislation. "As soon as we have the votes, we'll vote on it", McCarthy said after leaving a almost two-hour meeting of the House GOP leadership.

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Paul Ryan: New revisions are winning support for GOP health bill

The conservative House Freedom Caucus came out in support of a reworked USA healthcare overhaul bill even though it would not fully repeal Democratic former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, the group said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Spicer 'Taken Back' by Accusation of White House Cover-Up on Flynn

Flynn is also the subject of congressional probes into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election that USA intelligence agencies have said was meant to sway the vote in favour of Trump, the Republican candidate, over his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

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NPPC: Perdue 'very good' for United States agriculture

David Perdue, is a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and supported Trump on the campaign trail. "I congratulate him on his confirmation , and I look forward to working with him on crafting and implementing our next farm bill".

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Berkeley hails peaceful debate over Ann Coulter

YAF, one of Coulter's sponsors, canceled Coulter's speech, saying earlier this week that they had no confidence that the UC Berkeley Police Department could protect her or her audience. As the lawsuit, filed on behalf of Young America's Foundation and Berkeley College Republicans, the groups that invited Coulter in the first place, observed, the Berkeley administration had concocted an unconstitutional policy to govern whether or not permission would be granted for controversial (read: ...

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Trump to NRA: 'You have a true friend in the White House'

The thousands of NRA members who gathered in a concrete convention hall in downtown Atlanta are the kinds of people who remain committed to Trump, despite the political travails and low national approval ratings of his early months in office, and they in no way regret their choice of a president they helped elect.

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Tennessee kidnapping suspect makes first appearance in court

Cummins offered minimal responses as he was advised of his rights and the charges that could send him to prison for 10 years to life. Cummins, the 50-year-old former Maury County teacher, is suspected of taking the girl last month and eluding police for 38 days before he was found in northern California last week.

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Le Pen sees French presidential vote 'surprise'

Following Britain's vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's surprise victory in the USA presidential election, the hope in the markets is that the rise of populism around the world - and the associated potential unpredictability in policymaking - may have peaked.

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Berkeley protests peaceful as hundreds rally over Coulter

FILE - In this February 12, 2011 file photo, Ann Coulter waves to the audience after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. The park has been the site of two violent clashes in recent weeks when numerous same conservatives brawled with far-left anarchists and others trying to shut the event down.

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Video of Jimmy Johns worker's calm reaction to armed robbery goes viral

The robber demands that he open the register and give him the cash. Rather than panicking, the indifferent employee takes out the money in the register and hands it over, all while looking like someone who's been woken up mid-nap. The cashier hands over the money inside the till, and offers the money tray to the robber, who takes another bill and then leaves. According to the Kansas City Police YouTube page, police have the suspect in custody and they wrote, "Investigation is continuing".

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EU Tries to Move Beyond Insults With Turkey

As such, he said, the EU's strategy to keep Turkey in the fold of acceptable democratic practices "was definitely not successful". "The criteria are very clear, well known and if Turkey is interested in joining, as the foreign minister told us today, .it knows very well what that implies, especially in the field of human rights, rule of law, democracy and freedoms", she said.

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Student injured in machete attack at university coffee shop

Friday and yelled, "The day of reckoning is here!" before approaching students. "He asked the first girl if she was a Democrat or Republican". The student was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, and another person was treated at the scene.

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First Confederate monuments removed in New Orleans

The statue stands in a roundabout at the entrance of City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art. While many Confederate-flag toting, Trump-voting, Blue Lives Matter-shouting white people continue to resent a more tolerant future, the mayor has doubled down on removal efforts.

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Western Michigan's Corey Davis Selected First Round By Titans During NFL Draft

They did it a year ago, trading out of the No. 1 spot and racking up seven draft picks in the process. But he's better off as a No. 2 option in this offense, and his Fantasy value is lower with Davis on the roster. "I meant every word", Davis said Thursday night. He didn't play in the Senior Bowl, nor did he run a 40 at the Combine or on his Pro Day. With the 12th pick, CBS predicts the Titans will select Washington wide receiver John Ross .

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Trump 'absolutely' considered breaking up 9th Circuit Court

He serves in the US District Court for Northern California within the 9th Circuit's jurisdiction. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. Register that the notion was "dated", and that the other circuits had caught up to them. In the 4th Circuit, oral arguments are scheduled for May 8, the Los Angeles Times reported .


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