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Too early to know extent of damage on Kansas wheat

The weekend's snow most deeply affected a line of counties near the Colorado state line, reports the National Weather Service in Dodge City. However, the freezes may cause significant damage in many areas because the crop was in boot and early heading stages at the time.

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Explainer: What you should know about President Trump's tax reform plan

The Big Apple's millionaires would have a tantalizing new incentive to flee the tax-happy state for Florida if President Trump's tax plan becomes law, according to a new study. "It's a very lopsided plan to the top end of the income scale", says Chuck Marr, director of federal tax policy for the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.

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8 shot during San Diego pool party; suspect dead

The deceased victim was identified by friends and family as Monique Clark. She said several of the victims are in critical condition. "I have nothing but wonderful memories of this Angel". According to Zimmerman, Selis was dejected following a recent breakup with his girlfriend and that he called her during the shooting to make her listen.

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Pentagon Confirms Death of US Servicemen in Eastern Afghanistan

The servicemembers were conducting an operation with Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, according to a statement from U.S. Forces-Afghanistan. At least 10 militants launched an attack on a base in northern Balkh province last Friday, storming it in three military vehicles. The Taliban has extended its territorial control in Afghanistan since the withdrawal of worldwide combat troops in 2014 and inflicted heavy casualties on Afghan forces.

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Governor's office not notified of DOJ decision

She added, "We need closure, we need a conviction". "I think that's unfair for Ms. We have been in constant contact with the U.S. Attorney's Office and were assured that both our office and the Sterling family would be given advance notice", said Richard Carbo, a spokesman for Edwards.

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DA Chisholm: No timeline for charges after Thomas inquest

Shortly after Terrill Thomas was put in solitary confinement, United States prison guards deemed him too noisy and cut off his water supply. A jury on Monday determined that they had found probable cause for " abuse of a resident of a penal facility " in the death of the 38-year-old inmate and recommended criminal charges.

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Trump's health care bid puts moderate Republicans in an impossible situation

The White House and House leaders sought holdouts' support in hopes of pushing the measure through the chamber this week, but remained short of votes. The official signaled that the White House would pin the blame for falling short on GOP leaders, saying "Let's see if the hill can deliver". "We're making very good progress with our members and our president has been instrumental to that".

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Video shows Topeka police officer rescuing boy from pond

The Topeka, Kansas Police Department released bodycam video of one its officers who jumped into a pond to save an autistic, 4-year-old child. Bulmer immediately jumped into the pond and his body camera video showed him grabbing the boy, who was struggling to stay above the water.

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Quadruplets alike in more ways than 1: All Yale-bound

He added: "But at the end of the day, Yale made sense logistically, and it's an wonderful school". Remember the 18-year-old Quadruplet brothers who made headlines last month after being accepted into Ivy league universities. A group of quadruplets have all made a decision to attend the Ivy League school. Financial aid offers likely will play an important role. "We didn't have the resources for places like that", Warren said.

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Thousands of people in US rally against Trump, for workers

Like the reporting you see here? Last Friday April 28, a bipartisan group of members in the House of Representatives sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security secretary John Kelly to express their concern that the immigration executive orders undermine the objective of anti-trafficking laws and the Violence Against Women Act because immigrant victims are now less likely to report violence and crime.

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Trump abruptly ends interview with CBS' Dickerson after wiretapping questions

Obama said, "Most of all, I want to emphasize to you, Mr. President-elect, that we now are going to do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed then the country succeeds". Still, the failure of the original health care bill was a heavy blow in the early days of the Trump administration. Unlike the mandate under Obamacare, however, under the GOP bill insurers could charge them higher rates than others in the plan if they allow their coverage to lapse.

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N Korea disrespected wishes of Xi Jinping, says Trump

Still, Trump expressed his frustration, tweeting "North Korea disrespected the wishes of China and its highly respected president when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today". The South Korean military said the missile, fired from the Pukchang region, reached an altitude of 71 km (44 miles) before disintegrating. Tillerson's told nations to downgrade their diplomatic relations with Pyongyang and increase its financial isolation.

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Kentucky changing stadium to Kroger Field in naming deal

The University of Kentucky has entered into a new partnership with Kroger, reportedly for 12 years and $1.85 million annually according to the Herald-Leader , and the deal includes the first name change for Commonwealth Stadium in 44 years.

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Here Are the Winners and Losers of Trump's Tax Proposals

The new tax reform plan released by the Trump Administration this week is particularly relevant to Americans living in Israel, many of whose tax returns were red-flagged in previous years for audits by the Internal Revenue Service for no reason other than the fact that they filed from Israel, according to an IRS source.

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More rain means more worry in flooded parts of Midwest

Check road conditions in Missouri here. She was a passenger in a vehicle that was swept off a highway in Christian County. The shelter will be open "until everybody has a place to go", she said . Manmade structures and human development along the rivers in the St. Louis area have made flooding worse in recent years, said David Stokes, executive director of the Great Rivers Habitat Alliance.

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Repeal or spare? Pressure is on moderates over health care

As to promises the bill will be changed once it's in the Senate? Upton's defection is important because at a moment when every vote counts, opposition by the 16-term House veteran could make it easier for other unhappy moderates to vote no.

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Dodgers rip Giants 13-5

But that first-inning jolt set the tone for the Giants. "I've really been pleased with our starting pitching", Bochy said. The Dodgers managed 11 hits, including a homer by Gutierrez, but the Giants helped Los Angeles with nine walks.

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Milwaukee jury charge staffers in inmate dehydration death

The inquest jury investigating the dehydration death of inmate Terrill Thomas at the Milwaukee County Jail a year ago recommended Monday that charges be brought against all seven jail employees involved. Brandy Solomon ordered Benson's water shut off, but she testified that must have been a false entry by an officer. The inmate's mental health disorder should have merited drug treatment - but guards punished Thomas for his lack of calm, according to testimony, cutting the pipes feeding ...

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Canada sets new sanctions against Syria after chemical attack

Russia , a top Assad ally, has asserted a Syrian government air strike hit a rebel chemical weapons factory, causing the disaster. During a joint press conference with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman in Tel Aviv , Mattis said Assad's regime retains chemical weapons, though he did not provide evidence.

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Federal EPA Administrator Visits Lead-Contaminated East Chicago

One week ago, the local chapter of the NAACP said it invited Pruitt to a roundtable discussion on environmental justice, which happened Wednesday morning . Holcomb and other lawmakers. He met with residents and toured the complex where evacuations began a year ago. In March, the residents of East Chicago signed a petition, urging the agency to address an urgent crisis of lead in the water supply.

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White ex-officer pleads guilty in black man's slaying

State prosecutors, who were preparing for a re-trial after a hung jury, agreed to drop charges and federal prosecutors agreed to drop two charges, obstruction of justice and use of a firearm during a crime of violence, in exchange for a guilty plea on the charge of violating civil rights under the color of law.

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Chicago Police say 2 officers shot and wounded

Chicago police say two officers have been shot and wounded during an incident on the city's Southwest Side. The officers, shot during an "encounter", were taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. "We've seen it impact our families, we've seen it impact our children, and now it's impacting our police department". Patrick Thompson (11th) said. In a tweet from Guglielmi , a search for the suspects is underway.

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The White House's decision-making on Michael Flynn is troubling

In a statement , Mr Flynn's attorney Robert Kelner said the Defence Department "was fully aware of the trip", citing his previous statements that his client briefed DIA officials before and after the RT trip. As a result of that work, Flynn retroactively registered as an agent of a foreign power under US lobbying law. The issue involving Turkey emerged after Flynn retroactively registered in March with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for work that his company, Flynn Intel Group, ...

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Jury recommends Milwaukee jail staffers be charged for inmate dehydration death

On Monday, a jury recommended that two supervisors and five officers at the jail face felony charges for their complicity in the death of 38-year-old inmate Terrill Thomas . He said he tried to limit the number of individuals to those directly involved in Thomas' care or jail leaders who knew or should have known of problems.

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Slager lawyer says Scott's family is day's focus

Slager was charged in SC with murder and pleaded not guilty. Slager has been out on bond for much of the time since the shooting, but now that he's guilty, he was handcuffed by a federal marshal and led from the courtroom as Scott's family looked on.

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Pentagon probes Flynn's payments from overseas

They say they as well as the Department of Defense, Director of National Intelligence and the Federal Bureau of Investigation received a form letter from the Oversight Committee asking for documents related to his security clearance. "When Gen. Flynn came into the White House, he had an active security clearance that was issued during the Obama administration", Spicer told reporters, adding the Flynn was responsible for updating that information in between every five-year review of his ...

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A 'good shutdown' needed to fix Congress mess

Republicans negotiated the massive budget deal, leaving out funding for some of Trump's major priorities, like the border wall, but agreeing to spending many GOP supporters say they find problematic, like entitlement spending that fully funds Planned Parenthood.

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'Why was there the Civil War?' President Trump questions during interview

Barring extreme concessions by one of the sides, other Civil War historians have concurred that some form of violent conflict was practically unavoidable. "My campaign and win was most like Andrew Jackson , with his campaign". "The situation in 1861 was far more dire than in the 1830s during the Nullification Crisis ".

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US Congress passes short-term bill to avert government shutdown

With the government's funding set to run out at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, the stopgap measure gives lawmakers until May 5 to settle on a spending bill to fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year, which ends on September 30. "I would love to have had the vote in the first 100 days", Republican congressman and chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus Mark Meadows said.

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Trump speaks with SE Asian leaders to reaffirm US commitment

Duterte said he told Trump that Filipinos "are tight with America". They say had they been consulted on the matter, they would have strenuously objected to extending the invitation. Trump said in an April 29 interview that he is not ruling out the use of military force against North Korea , hours after Pyongyang conducted a missile test.

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U.S. to Battle the Turks? Deploys Troops along Turkish Syrian Border

They are using armored vehicles and are flying US flags for transparency. "The patrols' objective is to discourage escalation and violence between two of our most trusted (counter-ISIS) partners and reinforce the US commitment to both Turkey and the SDF in their fight against ISIS", a statement from the USA -led joint command said.

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Putin Denies Russia Meddled in US Presidential Election

Putin in the southern resort city of Sochi. President Putin asked for restraint with North Korea, according to the Kremlin, and both agreed to work together in the hopes of making diplomatic progress. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley also sharply condemned Moscow's role in supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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Storms Leave Trail of Destruction in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas

Authorities say two people first reported as missing have been found safe. There is a severe weather warning of isolated tornadoes, high winds and large hail for 22 million people in six states from North Carolina to NY. In Arkansas, the search continued for two children separated from their mother after their auto was swept away by flood waters. The most severe damage was reported in Van Zandt County, near Canton.

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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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