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'If there's a shutdown, there's a shutdown'

Of course, he did change his position. The week of U.S. President Donald Trump's 100th day in the Oval Office could culminate in a government shutdown if Congress can't reach a deal by midnight Friday April 28 to keep federal operations running.

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Congress approves bill to keep government functioning through next Friday

The border wall is still a priority for most of Trump's supporters, although the extent of support for the huge undertaking varies even among his allies. The provision would allow states to waive numerous regulations Obamacare slapped on insurers, which are some of the most popular parts of the law, including mental health coverage, maternity coverage and a ban on charging higher rates for patients with pre-existing conditions.

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Slager pleads guilty in Walter Scott federal civil rights case

Ex-North Charleston patrolman Michael Slager's admission that he violated Walter Scott's civil rights in April 2015 ends a case that drew national attention amid concerns about the use of force against minorities by police in cities across the United States .

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President Trump Makes Befuddling Statement About Andrew Jackson and the Civil War

President Donald Trump thinks he could have made a deal to prevent the Civil War. A viral hashtag #TrumpTeachesHistory has been created to mock Trump's comments about the Civil War by suggesting other alternate histories. By which I mean: Jackson used his image as a temperamental man of the frontier to manipulate his foes and advance his agenda. "But it was a very substantial victory, do you agree with that?" At the time, Trump said that he had "always felt that the South overplayed ...

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Republicans grumble: Trump adding 'confusion' to health care debate

The legislation would lose if 22 Republicans vote no, assuming all Democrats vote against it. Under Obama's 2010 law, insurers may not charge seriously ill customers more than healthy ones. Ryan however said that the President had been "nothing but helpful" on health care. The bill would let states get waivers to Obama's requirement that insurers cover specified services like preventive care and would let them make premiums on older people more than five times higher than for younger ...

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Government shutdown averted, for a week

The stopgap measure approved gives lawmakers through May 5 to settle on a spending bill to fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year, which ends on September 30. The legislation would lose if 22 Republicans vote no, assuming all Democrats vote against it. The bill was already pulled from the House floor once, in late March, due to a lack of support.

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Justice will not charge Baton Rouge officers

Sterling's family had yet to be informed of their decision as of Tuesday afternoon, the Post reports. "We have not heard nor received an update and are unaware of any charges that may or may not be filed", Ryan Julison, a spokesman for the Sterling family's attorneys, told the newspaper.

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Trump Administration Adds "Regulatory Flexibility" to School Lunch Plan

Pat Roberts of Kansas, the Republican chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, inserted similar language in the budget deal set for approval this week to fund the federal government through September 30. Separately, the Food and Drug Administration delayed restaurant menu labeling requirements by a full year, to 2018. On July 1, 2017, schools were to be required to average 935 milligrams for elementary schools, while middle schools were to average 1,035 milligrams and high schools to ...

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Trump would be 'honoured' to meet North Korea's Kim, if conditions right

Kim has never met with a foreign leader since taking office after his father's death, nor has he left North Korea. The United States and South Korea say Thaad is crucial to counter North Korea's weapons advances. "But I wouldn't give him a state dinner like we do for China and all these other people that rip us off". According to a report Monday in The Financial Times , military experts now say that the North Korean military - despite its status as the world's fourth-largest army - is not ...

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Thousands rally in US for workers, immigrants, against Trump

Many immigrants say the demonstrations provide comfort at a time of uncertainty. Activists said they were trying to make the demonstrations the largest immigrant protests since Trump's inauguration on January 20. Every day they are issuing new directives, new statements that are viciously anti-immigrant, anti-Mexican, and anti-Latino. Along the way, protesters handed-out stickers to spectators, many of them on-duty workers; the day's traditional focus.

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SpaceX Scrubs Spy Satellite Launch Attempt

EDT (1100 and 1300 GMT) from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. But, while SpaceX continues to deliver history-making firsts, it has fallen short of its own plans to launch rockets every two weeks throughout 2017. The satellite was launched to enhance the spying capabilities. In March, SpaceX successfully re-launched a used booster - or "flight proven", in SpaceX terminology - for the first time for a commercial satellite mission.

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Afghanistan reacts at Taliban's announcement of spring offensive

He said the Afghan forces are committed to any kind of sacrifices to ensure peace and stability for the people of Afghanistan. Beginning in 2016, Afghan security forces backed by United States military advisers have launched a major offensive against ISIS, with Nicholson saying that the terror group has lost about half of its fighters and been ejected from two-thirds of its territory.

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Trump Tweets Desire For a Shutdown In September

More recently, however, Mr. Trump has said the US will finance the wall initially, to get started more quickly, and Mexico will reimburse the U.S.at a later date. Before Trump's provocative call for a government shutdown, the news cycle was on track for the second straight day to focus on his peculiar understanding of the underlying factors leading to the Civil War.

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Romantic Breakup Seen as Motive in San Diego Mass Shooting

Police have identified the victims as two African American men who sustained gunshot wounds, four African American females with gunshot wounds, a Hispanic male with a gunshot wound and another African American male had a fractured arm. San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman (r.) speaks in front of a La Jolla apartment after the shooting on April 30, 2017. According to reports, the gunman, who was shot by cops, was " despondent " about his love life when he aimed the gun at the civilians.

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Watchdog to Trump: Accountability not red carpet for Duterte

The Israeli and Philippines foreign ministries were working together to secure a date for the trip after Duterte, whose brutal anti-drug crackdown has earned him many critics, expressed interest in coming to the Jewish state, the Haaretz daily reported at the time .

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One dead and three injured after stabbing at University of Texas

The shocked students "saw the police officers coming and pointed in the direction of the suspect", Carter said. Carter stated that he could "not confirm other possible violent acts", but that both UTPD and APD have declared there are now no ongoing threats on UT's campus.

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Watch Trump End an Interview When Asked About His Obama Wiretapping Claim

And you saw what happened with surveillance. "And we should find out what the hell is going on". The interview finished on an abrupt note , however, when Dickerson began to ask Trump if he has received any advice about the magnitude of the office from the former president.

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President Donald Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted

In the survey, 50.5 percent said they disapprove of his performance, and 7.9 percent were undecided. The 100-day marker is in part an artificial measuring post for any new president, but Trump is the least popular president at this stage of a presidency since General Dwight Eisenhower, who served as the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961.

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Coulter Supporters Rally After Berkeley No-Show

Bell said that he is a proud resident of the "People's Republic of Berkeley, California" and stated a riot that occurred there had disrupted a farmers' market he frequents. Many were geared up - with helmets, shields and padding - for a confrontation at a public park, just blocks from the campus. One man had duct tape reading "Berkeley" over his mouth.

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United Avoids Lawsuit Settling With Flier Dragged From Plane

United Airlines, which on Thursday reached a settlement with the passenger dragged off his flight, said on Thursday that it will not ban overbooking but seek to reduce it. Dao, 69, a local pulmonologist, was bloodied in the incident April 9 at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. At an April 13 hearing, several aldermen said they thought it was a forgone conclusion that they would eventually have to approve a massive payment to Dao to settle his claims stemming from the incident ...

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University of Texas Stabbing Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Injured

An Austin, Texas , police officer closes a homicide scene on the UT campus on Monday May 1, 2017 . The suspect, identified by campus authorities as Kendrex J. Then I turned around and started running ... "There is no immediate threat at this time", they said. She said White was passionate about his work and was "very interactive and easygoing".

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National Monuments Under Review By Trump Administration

What does the law do, what changes in it does Trump want and what lands might be affected? The law was enacted in 1906 to prevent looting of Indian artifacts from archaeological sites. "Attempting to wipe national monuments off the map with the stroke of a pen would be illegal and unpopular, and this review will show as much", Grijalva, the senior Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee, said in a statement .

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Senate confirms Trump's agriculture secretary

Perdue was sworn in by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, who also is a native of Georgia. Tester told his colleagues he will hold the former governor of Georgia accountable to rural Montana families and encourage him to push back against the Administration's proposed budget cuts to rural infrastructure and the Farm Service Agency.

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Ryan Seacrest joins Kelly Ripa on 'Live'

Seacrest has become ubiquitous at the TV hosting game since establishing himself with American Idol back in the early aughts, and his quest for world domination shows no signs of slowing down. He's also started a personal clothing line, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, and a coming skin care line is in the works. The well-known broadcaster was introduced by Ripa on Monday morning as her new co-host with giant new sign that read, " Live! ".

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San Diego Police Kill Assailant in Pool Party Attack

A police helicopter was first to respond and reported multiple victims on the ground and that Selis appeared to be reloading. The suspect was white; all of the shooting victims are people of color - six African-Americans and one Hispanic man.

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Milwaukee County jury recommends dehydration death charges

A supervisor had ordered his water be shut off until he stopped acting out - he had stuffed a mattress in a toilet and flooded a previous cell, but it appears there was no follow-up, to ensure he had water afterwards. "I was never aware of the water being turned off, period", she said. "It ought to be noted, but it is not noted in the logs like it should be. How can this happen one week after Mr.

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Hawthorne-Based SpaceX Successfully Launches Spy Satellite

National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). "The team was looking into a sensor issue on the first stage that was a bit out of family with what we were expecting", John Federspiel, SpaceX mechanical design engineer, said on the company's countdown webcast .

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Trump asks why American Civil War couldn't have been avoided

Just when I think Donald Trump can't possibly put his foot further into his mouth, the president's latest comments about the civil war and Andrew Jackson show there's no end to to his lack of knowledge. And I said, "When was Andrew Jackson?" Whether you call it "the War of Northern Aggression" or the "War of Secession" or "That Big Ass War in the 1800s", there was one enormous reason why the states squared up and got it on-SLAVERY.

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Senate Confirms Acosta As Trump's Labor Nominee

The Senate finally confirmed a labor secretary on Thursday, one of that last cabinet positions to be filled. Trump nominated Acosta only after his first choice, Andrew Puzder , withdrew from consideration under a cloud of questions and criticism.

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Pentagon investigating Trump's former security chief over getting payments from Russian Federation

Reports allege that Flynn took payments amounting to more than $45,000 for delivering a speech to RT-TV in Russian Federation. Flynn's attorney, Robert Kelner, said his client briefed DIA before and after the Moscow event and that his appearance was arranged by a firm Flynn had retained to set up speaking events.

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No shutdown: $1.1 trillion agreement shows Democrats' clout

There's also $1.5 billion for " border security " (but no wall), which again is about half of what the president said was needed. "It is time that we complete this essential work", House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., said in a statement.

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Trump's 100 days: No health bill, but no shutdown either

Minority Democrats had threatened to withhold support for the temporary spending bill unless there was a bipartisan deal on the long-term 1 trillion dollar measure, but they voted for it anyway, citing expectations that disagreements would be resolved.

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Health care bill for conservatives

But the new plan isn't a completely new AHCA; it's an amendment meant to appease the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, whose opposition to the original plan ultimately tanked the vote. Other GOP legislators said it was more likely that they would eliminate some portions of the healthcare law without dismantling it entirely. "No bill is going to solve every issue", said Rep.

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Unions, immigrant groups to march in California cities

Rallies were taking place across the country in major cities including New York , Chicago and Los Angeles . Backers of Mr. Trump's immigration policies argue that unchecked immigration harms lower-income American workers and poses legal and security problems in communities across the country.

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1 killed, 7 injured in San Diego shooting

San Diego court records show a legal separation with minor children in the marriage of Peter Selis and his wife, Michelle Selis, that dates to 2008. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull). The victims' names were not immediately released. His victims included seven people of color - four black women, two black men and a Latino man - but cops said Mondaythey do not believe race played a role in the attack.


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