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Congress approves bill to avert government shutdown for a week

Pelosi added that the massive spending bill will also increase funding for several Democratic priorities, including the National Institutes of Health by $2 billion this year. The White House had pushed to revive the House GOP's health care bill in time for a vote that could have given Trump bragging rights. Hours before the federal government's spending authority expired Friday at midnight, the Senate advanced a one-week continuing resolution by voice vote , putting spending on autopilot ...

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Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump opposition

However, 80 immigrants were convicted of assault and 57 were convicted for "dangerous drugs", while two people were also convicted of homicide, according to the report . "All of those in violation of the immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention and, if found, removable by final order , removal from the United States", she said.

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Host Blasts Absent Trump At White House Correspondents' Dinner

Trump said he was thrilled to be away from the "Washington swamp". He quipped that at the same time "a large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling themselves" at the correspondents' dinner "that will be very boring".

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'Heartbreaking' destruction from deadly Texas tornadoes

The storms in Texas were among several in parts of the South and Midwest that brought strong winds, thunderstorms and torrential rain, killing a total of at least six people in three states. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth posted initial paths for the storms Saturday night. In Durant in central MS, one person died in the storms.

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Democratic Party rides coattails of Bernie Sanders's popularity

Just past year, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took our state Democratic caucuses by storm. "It is true that the Democratic party should have put more resources into that election", Sanders said on CNN on Sunday. He told this crowd not to be discouraged by the Republican stronghold on the Beehive State. "You don't need a PHD in economics to know that it is immoral and bad economics to support legislation that would through hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians off of the healthcare ...

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New Elon poll shows Trump support declining in NC after 100 days

President Trump was elected with 49.9 percent of the vote in North Carolina in November, but only 41.6 percent of voters now approve of the job he's doing as president. That's a far cry from Trump's heated campaign rhetoric, in which he railed against his predecessor's use of executive action late in his tenure as President Barack Obama sought to maneuver around a Republican Congress.

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Trump assures constructing the wall against Mexico border

The White House had pressured GOP leaders to push legislation replacing President Barack Obama's health care law through the House this week, in time for Trump to claim bragging rights by the symbolic 100th day. Separately, the White House and congressional Republicans are gauging whether a plan to revise the GOP's stalled health care bill would garner enough converts to rekindle hopes for House passage of the legislation.

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Arkansas carries out fourth execution

As I say, I've written our four children that if someone murdered their mother or me, I expect them to ask that our murderer be spared. "I have some confidence that there will be a supplier and availability of the drug when it is needed again, but there is no guarantee of that".

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Coulter on Berkeley Speech: 'They Were Hoping I Would Cancel'

Demonstrators gathered near the University of California, Berkeley campus amid a strong police presence and rallied to show support for free speech and condemn the views of Ann Coulter and her supporters. Police and university officials said they were bracing for possible trouble whether Coulter comes to campus or not, citing intelligence and online chatter by groups threatening to instigate violence.

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Saints add safety, trade up for running back in NFL draft

Even still, Conference USA is a far cry from the National Football League, and many draft experts were unsure how Hendrickson's tape would translate to bigger and better competition. "Always hard", Brown said. Still, we live in an instant gratification world and B- feels appropriate for the moment. But the Lions went with Jarrad Davis and the Raiders took a risk on Gareon Conley , pushing Cunningham into Friday night's draft pool.

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The race for votes on health care is on, once again

But then a bunch of moderate Republicans signaled their opposition Thursday, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced late that night that there would be no vote this week. He says he'll vote for it, and also strive for further efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. The fear among a number of GOP members is that their constituents will blame them for any fallout from a new health-care law.

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At 100 days in, Trump seems both outsider and insider

It was a preview of a day on which Trump traveled to Pennsylvania to emphasize such priorities as American manufacturing, better trade deals for the USA and his underdog victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. The state was critical to Trump's victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. Turning to his election pledges, Mr Trump said the first 100 days had been "very exciting and very productive".

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Trump 'Buy American' edict may have little impact on US steel

Senior officials gave few details on implementation of the order but Trump aides have expressed concern that most H-1B visas are awarded for lower-paid jobs at outsourcing firms, many based in India, which they say takes work away from Americans.

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Germany Condemns Saturday's N Korean Missile Launch - Foreign Ministry

But he commented on Twitter, saying, "North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today". In February, China said it was suspending for the rest of the year coal imports that are an important revenue source for North Korea. Both China and Russian Federation rebuked a USA threat of military force.

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Baldwin encourages Perdue to visit Wisconsin dairy farmers

The Sauers are among the 75 state dairy farmers who were informed earlier this month that Grassland Dairy Products in Greenwood would no longer accept the milk from their herd after April 30. Supply management is officially on Donald Trump's radar and Canadian dairy farmers are holding their breath. By drastically reducing the price USA farms get for such milk, there's no incentive for them to export it.

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Dozens hospitalized after several tornadoes hit Texas

A dispatcher at the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office said officers were chasing numerous injury reports and declined further comment. These patients all have injuries that are non-life threatening except the one critical. Flooding and heavy rains also hit parts of Arkansas, while blizzard warnings were in effect in western Nebraska. Violent weather hit Henderson County and parts of East Texas on Saturday afternoon.

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Senate confirms Alex Acosta as labor secretary

Acosta, Trump's second choice to run the Labour Department, was confirmed on Thursday evening by a 60-38 vote, just ahead of the President's 100th day in office, The Hill magazine reported. Business groups are challenging the rule in court, and Acosta could simply drop the Labor Department's defense of the rule. Labor secretary is the last Cabinet post for Trump to fill.

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Anthony Joshua willing to fight Tyson Fury, anyone

As Anthony Joshua admitted himself after getting off the canvas to finish Wladimir Klitschko and unify heavyweight titles during Saturday's dramatic slugfest, he's not flawless. "It's really sad I didn't make it". "As I said I'm not flawless but I'm trying", said Joshua , the 2012 Olympic gold medalist who was fighting for only the 19th time as a pro.

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Senate confirms Alex Acosta as Trump's secretary of labor

Trump's prior nominee, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration. The vote was 60-38 , with eight Democrats breaking ranks to approve him. Acosta supported the recent 60-day delay of the Labor Department's fiduciary rule, originally slated to take effect on April 10, which requires brokers offering retirement investment advice to put their clients' interest first.

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Gorsuch's First Major Vote Breaks Tie to Allow Arkansas Execution

Thereafter, Lee filed a petition for post-conviction relief that was denied by the circuit court, and the denial was affirmed by the Arkansas Supreme Court on appeal. Jack Jones Jr. and Marcel Williams had asked the state's highest court to stop their executions, which are set for Monday night. The state's plan and the legal battles have raised questions about USA death chamber protocols and lethal injection drug mixes.

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AR Governor Calls Investigation Requests into Death Row Inmate's Execution 'Totally Unjustified'

On Thursday night, Arkansas carried out the fourth of eight executions it scheduled over 11 days, putting Kenneth Williams to death for the murder of a deputy prison warden almost two decades earlier. But critics contend it has failed to render inmates insensate in some cases, leaving them to feel the effects of the two other drugs in the execution mix, a paralytic that halts breathing and another drug that stops the heart while causing an excruciating burning sensation.

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Federal judge issues injunction to block Arkansas executions

Supreme Court reauthorized the death penalty in 1976. While the state hasn't carried out an execution since 2005, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in a statement that he was "fully aware" that scheduling the eight executions would "trigger both the individual clemency hearings and separate court reviews on varying claims by the death row inmates".

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North Korea missile launch poses 'grave threat' to Japan, Shinzo Abe says

Earlier, a ballistic missile was also test fired by North Korea from the same site. The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group is heading towards the waters off the Korean peninsula where it will join the USS Michigan, a nuclear submarine in a show of force.

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Broncos trade RB Bibbs and pick to 49ers

With the No. 253 overall pick in this year's draft, the Denver Broncos selected Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly, the nephew of Hall of Fame signal-caller Jim Kelly . Irrelevant. This one might be a little unusual, considering Kelly fell in the draft partially because of off-field concerns that contributed to him curiously being un-invited to the combine.

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Trump agrees to support bailout of coal miners' broke health care fund

Retired miners are facing uncertainty because the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) 1974 Pension Plan is severely underfunded, still reeling from the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and a series of bankruptcies in the coal industry.

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Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

Lawmakers are expected to ignore this request , especially since appropriators are now seven months into the new fiscal year and have been working on their 2017 spending bills for almost a year. Lawmakers said they are prepared for an intense final round of bargaining on the details of the omnibus, including the supplemental that will provide some of the funding increases for defense and border security that Trump requested.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Announces Retirement From NASCAR Cup Series

A model vehicle of driver Dale Earnhardt Jr . waits to be autographed before a NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Monday, April 24, 2017 in Bristol, Tenn. Earnhardt might be defined by the 2001 season, where his seven-time Cup champion father died on the final lap of the Daytona 500. "As a kid your eyes are big and you don't know what to say, I mean what do you say", Crockett said.

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Deliberations resume over killing near Arizona university

Jury deliberations resumed Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the trial of Jones, who is charged with murder for killing a fellow student in a 2015 confrontation near Northern Arizona University campus and with aggravated assault for wounding three others.

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A 'Game of Thrones' Linguistics Course Will Soon Be Taught UC Berkeley

The course will run this coming summer for six weeks. For all of Game of Thrones' fantasy elements, the fictional languages its characters speak are firmly grounded in reality. Peterson's goal is to teach his students about what it takes to create a naturalistic language, meaning one that shares hallmarks with real tongues that have evolved around the world.

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Berkeley police plan high visibility Thursday

Campus police Captain Alex Yao said his department would maintain "a highly visible presence", pointing to continued threats of violent protests by Coulter supporters and opponents. RICHARD GONZALES, BYLINE: Well, I'm at the corner of Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, and it's on the edge of the campus. "But if the government gets to decide which speech counts as hate speech, the powers that be may later feel free to censor any speech they don't like".

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Grand Canyon: Found body likely teenage boy from Tennessee

Authorities have been sweeping off the region in order to locate the two but have till now not being able to track them. Jackson had been missing along with his stepgrandmother, Lou Ann Merrell, after being swept into a creek while hiking April 15.

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Joe Thornton undergoes successful surgery on torn ACL, MCL

When the clocked ticked off its last second both teams lined up for the traditional handshake at center ice. The deals Vlasic and Jones end up getting, which Wilson hopes to have secured by training camp in September, will impact what San Jose does with Marleau and Thornton.

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Striking Factory Workers Give Cold Reception to Macron After Le Pen's Visit

Dutch far-right populist Geert Wilders, however, welcomed Le Pen's success as a "bright day for patriots in France and elsewhere who want more national sovereignty and less European Union and immigration". "I'm taking my leave of the presidency of the official National Front: I am only the candidate for the presidential election", Le Pen said in a statement.

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Korea official: U.S. efforts to rid nukes a 'wild dream'

While Washington is stressing the need for China to step up pressure on North Korea, Wang said the answer does not rest with China. Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi takes his seat in the UN Security Council chambers before a Security Council meeting on North Korea on April 28, 2017 in NY.

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Trump climbs down on border wall funding

The less charitable explanation is that Trump bowed to reality in pulling his request for border wall funding, got annoyed at the coverage that suggested he was caving, insisted he wasn't caving and then, finally, caved again. "It's good for the country that President Trump is taking the wall off the table in these negotiations", it read. Pres. Trump still insists that the border wall will be built.


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