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On Day 1 as Supreme Court justice, Gorsuch has many questions

Court of Appeals or can be heard in district court on appeal. The Supreme Court accepted the Trinity case over a year ago when Gorsuch's predecessor, Antonin Scalia, was still alive. As he indicated during his Senate confirmation hearing last month, his line of inquiry focused on the text of a statute, an approach also embraced by Scalia and other conservative jurists.

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Dent: GOP health care plan would have left too many uninsured

Collins, who is supporting the GOP health care plan, freely admits that a number of his less conservative Republican allies in Congress are not thrilled about the GOP plan. "My father had no insurance and I watched him until I was in college pay off medical bills", says the two-term Republican lawmaker. Republicans want to repeal much of that statute.

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Dems launch pro-Ossoff ad blitz in Georgia

Democrat Jon Ossoff, 30, nearly turned a GOP stronghold blue Tuesday night in a special election to see who will take over Georgia's 6th Congressional District , CBS News reports . Party officials say they can beat Ossoff once the primary is over and they unite behind a single candidate. "They ran to win last night and they lost", he said .

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Turkey demands US stop supporting Syrian Kurdish militants

On one hand, further clashes between Turkish and Kurdish forces in Syria could potentially undermine the US -led war on the Islamic State group. The patrols, which began Friday, are being led by USA special operations forces, a US official told CNN .

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Arkansas Executes Ledell Lee In First Execution Since 2005

The state had planned to execute eight inmates over 11 days starting April 17, saying its lethal-injection drugs will expire at the end of the month. Four of the eight death row inmates have received stays of execution . "When I set the dates, I knew there could be delays in one or more of the cases", Hutchinson said, "but I expected the courts to allow the juries' sentences to be carried out since each case has been reviewed multiple times by the Arkansas Supreme Court, which affirmed ...

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Donald Trump marks 100 days in office with attack on American media

Their priorities are not my priorities, and they're not your priorities, believe me. Instead, Trump is holding a campaign-style rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, one of the states he wasn't expected to win in November, with the aim of reminding some of his most ardent supporters that he has kept his campaign promises.

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Watch NHL Round 2 Game 3 Online, Team News

We've got to find some goals for him, too. We started the game the way we wanted to start it. The Blues weren't the better team in each game of their series win over the Wild-Jake Allen made the difference, and practically won the series on his own.

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Gas prices slip as supplies grow

STATE WIDE-Gas prices have fallen sharply in the past week in Indiana. Wayne the price has dropped almost 15 cents to $2.20 per gallon. The oversupply, "as refiners ramp up production, will continue to exert downward pressure on prices at the pump", he said, adding that prices could continue to fall.

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Trump 100 days, ridiculous landmark or bad start?

A High Point University poll conducted in February put Trump's approval rating among North Carolina residents at 36 percent. And that can sometimes be an enabling force that fuels some of his worst impulses - whether by reaffirming his attacks on the media or sharing personal anecdotes that Trump later seizes on as evidence to support his political views and sometimes his most unfounded opinions.

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Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 6 pm today

The heaviest accumulations are expected in areas with higher elevations where 6 to 8 inches are possible. A band running from northeastern Minnesota to southwestern Minnesota is under a winder weather advisory and winter storm watch Monday.

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Penguins Chase Holtby, Beat Capitals To Take 2-0 Series Lead

Pittsburgh already won Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series 3-2 at Washington on Thursday. Pageau cut it to 5-4 with 3:19 left in the period, then tied it with 1:02 remaining. "We have to do a better job for him and not give up those quality chances". Capitals goalie Braden Holtby , a Vezina Trophy finalist, did not come out for the third period as the Capitals were trailing 3-1.

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'Hardly a Success': Schumer Rips Trump Over First 100 Days

In an interview with HuffPost, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) didn't close the door on bipartisan collaboration with the president. It's true on immigration policy, too, where Schumer pledged not just to oppose a government-funding bill that paid for Trump's border wall with Mexico - a demand the president has reportedly dropped - but also one that over-emphasized Immigration and Customs Enforcement operations.

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Congress Oks Short-Term Bill To Avert Shutdown

A good number have", Schumer said . "This could have been avoided". The House of Representatives on Friday (28 April) okayed the bill by 382-30 before sending it to the Senate where it easily passed . But Democrats pushed back and were hopeful that the measure would not contain many items they deemed "poison pills". Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; and other coal-state lawmakers.

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Trump Calls the 100 Day Benchmark A 'ridiculous Standard'

The Fox News poll found that 51 percent of poll respondents approve of Trump's job on terrorism, while 43 percent disapprove and 6 percent do not have an opinion. The same percentage agreed with Trump's claim that the press is "the enemy of the American people". If you're looking for a bright side of the Trump presidency, there are a few sparkles.

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Congress passes short-term spending bill in effort to dodge shutdown

But at least the government probably won't be shut down - for at least another week. The White House budget director, Mick Mulvaney , told CNN late on Tuesday that the Trump administration had also informed Democrats on Monday it would move discussions on building a border wall to September, when the government must negotiate the budget for its next fiscal year.

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Days: How Trump's Low Approval Ratings Compare to Past Presidents

Trump, speaking to reporters from Reuters and The Washington Post said he misses the things he could do before becoming president, like driving himself and having private time . Fifty-nine percent oppose one of Trump's key campaign promises, the construction of a bigger and better wall on the U.S. -Mexico border. Seventy-four percent of those polled saw voting as the most effective way to create change, and they saw talking about politics and volunteering as important as well.

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Government Shutdown Averted by Trump's Retreat on Border Wall Issue

If including that provision in a federal spending bill would threaten passage, it's hard to imagine a scenario where Republican lawmakers would fight tooth and nail to include it to please Trump while risking a government shutdown. Over recess, the administration took a harder line on the shutdown deadline, saying funding for the wall is a "must", and Trump tweeted that Obamacare is in "serious trouble".

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Trump finally has Hispanic in cabinet with Acosta confirmation

The Senate confirmed Acosta as labor secretary on Thursday. Eight Democrats and one independent joined the Republicans voting in favor of Secretary Acosta. The White House has sought to cross the threshold with its own list of Trumps accomplishments. The only remaining vacant cabinet-level position is US trade representative.

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United Against Trump, May Day Protests Expected To Swell

Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for lower immigration levels, called Trump's first few months a "mixed picture", but he said the administration "has clearly made some progress". And for all his bravado, Trump faces serious obstacles in carrying out his vision of wiping out illegal immigration; they will take time and resources to overcome.

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Trump says China could have hacked Democratic emails

USA media outlets and officials, such as Clinton herself, have repeatedly accused Moscow of meddling in the election that brought Trump to the White House. "Had nothing to do with this, and everyone knows it", he said. During the CBS interview, host John Dickerson also questioned the president about allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to boost his chances.

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Mnuchin: Trump tax-cut plan about "unleashing economic growth"

These are the 1 percenters, people like Trump who make millions a year and are worth even more. The benefit is largest for affluent people living in states that impose high income tax rates, which are much bluer than average. 5 million . But the plan offers no details on how Trump would offset these massive tax cuts , potentially adding trillions of dollars to the national debt over the next decade.

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May Day Marchers Gather in Downtown Los Angeles

Numerous most serious criminals were given top billing in ICE news statements about the operation. Over 90 percent of those cases involved drunken driving, ICE said Friday. With the group banded under the banner "May Day Coalition of Los Angeles", organizers said more than 100 groups have come together for a massive joint campaign, including the Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition and the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles .

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I was 'psyched to terminate NAFTA' but reconsidered

The prime minister said he pointed out that a lot of jobs and industries were developed under NAFTA - if the deal were cancelled, it would create too much disruption. They were ultimately successful, possibly because they made their argument by discussing Trump's election victory. The NAFTA withdrawal process is complex, more so than the president portrays.

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Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beach

Williams said the woman was conscious and talking while onlookers used a rubber surfboard leash as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. "If she didn't receive immediate care, it was life-threatening", Williams told The Orange County Register .

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Russian Federation says military options for North Korea 'unacceptable'

Representatives of the South Korean Foreign Ministry said that Seoul had not received USA demands to pay for the THAAD despite Trump's statements. The launch ratchets up tensions on the Korean peninsula, with Washington and Pyongyang locked in an ever-tighter spiral of threat, counter-threat and escalating military preparedness.

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Governor says 2 die in Missouri weekend flooding

Eric Greitens has agreed to pay a penalty to the state Ethics Commission for failing to report that his gubernatorial campaign got a donor list from a charity he founded. State officials say up to 150 roads were closed in Missouri and state parks were shut down Saturday and Sunday. Professionals from the State Emergency Management Agency, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Missouri National Guard, and Missouri's Task Force 1 Rescue Unit, have deployed resources on land, on water, ...

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Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe

The last of four U.S. prisoners rushed to death by the state of Arkansas after intense legal battles, jerked and convulsed in a " horrifying " end to his life, his lawyer said Friday, as the United Nations and European Union renewed their opposition to the death penalty.

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Donald Trump Keeps Up Charade That He Might Release His Tax Returns

President Trump, obsessed with the 100-day mark he has spent all week disparaging, was determined to introduce the biggest tax cut ever even if it was lacking in details. By dropping down the corporate tax rate below the top personal tax rates, the plan will open up a troubling incentive. The plan would slash corporate taxes and almost double the standard deduction , to $24,000 for married couples.

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Detroit police officer shot, suspect killed in gunfight

While on the scene, the officer was shot by a suspect in the head. He said the cop duo knocked on a door at an apartment complex along Joy Road near Wyoming Ave.in northwest Detroit when the suspect opened the door and fired a possible.25 caliber semi-automatic weapon.

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Trump criticizes news media on night of press dinner

Put those two things together and you get Samantha Bee's fantastic Fyre Festival joke about Donald Trump during her Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner special on Saturday night. Trump's sometimes loose campaign rhetoric on national security has been realigned with governing realities, underscored by assessments of how badly damaged the past eight years left the country.

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White House Sources: Reports of Gorka Leaving White House Are 'Incorrect'

McFarland. Gorka has strongly denied the accusations and there has been no evidence to suggest that he is an active member of the group. The Times report said that Gorka will "likely" be moved to a role outside the White House but still be part of the administration.

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100 days in, Trump says he's brought about 'profound change'

The US president also reaffirmed his allegiance to those he governs. 'We are keeping one promise after another and people are really happy about it, ' he said . The group is down by more than 13% since then, however, and even last week's executive order to investigate whether US steel companies need additional trade protections under the auspices of national security delivered only a short-lived rebound.

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United promises to refocus on passengers

The terms of the deal stated that the amount of the deal is to remain confidential. Videos of Dao being removed from the plane at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport went viral. Dao's lawyer praised United for its final reaction. The US airline has been trying to fix its image since the April 9 incident, in which Chicago airport security officers dragged the 69-year-old doctor off a full flight in order to make room for airline crew.

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Can The Trump Administration Change The Law To Sue Journalists?

The changes President Trump wants are blocked by decades of decades of jurisprudence which is little contested, unlike other hot button points of constitutional law. Karl followed up by asking Preibus, specifically, whether or not the president should have the right to sue media outlets that he personally finds to be unpleasant or in conflict with his insatiable ego.

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Trump invites Duterte to Washington in 'friendly' phone call

Duterte, who took office in June 2016 after promising to kill tens of thousands of drug users and other criminals, has overseen a campaign of extrajudicial murder that has taken the lives of thousands of Filipinos, nearly none of whom had actually been convicted of capital crimes.


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