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Roger Ailes, founder of Fox News, dead at 77

Fox News confirmed his death this morning. At least a half-dozen other women, including former Fox News star Megyn Kelly , came forward to accuse Ailes, who denied wrongdoing. The founder of Fox News and longtime Republican political operative had a profound influence on American life, building Fox News into a powerhouse that transformed the media landscape and conservative politics.

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Police union protests discipline of officers

The police officer who shot dead Tamir Rice in Cleveland nearly three years ago has been fired . A grand jury declined to indict Loehmann and his training officer Frank Garmback who was driving the police auto. Officers believed Rice was carrying a weapon, but it turned out to be a toy gun. A disciplinary letter against him cited him for driving too close to Rice.

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CBO Score Says AHCA Will Leave 23 Million More Uninsured

After the federal government released a new analysis of the GOP health care bill Wednesday, a surprising story began making the rounds online. The budget office also said the legislation would increase premiums by an average 15 per cent to 20 per cent over the next two years, but push premiums 10 per cent lower than they'd otherwise be by 2026.

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Senators' demands underscore McConnell's health care problem

Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, both active players in the health care debate, admitted that completely repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act doesn't look like it's going to be in the cards. Erasing Obama's health care law was a top promise of Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, and by congressional GOP candidates since its 2010 enactment.

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Trump Plans to Exit Paris Agreement on Climate Change

The president's daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump , has also urged her father not to withdraw. Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk says he will quit President Trump's business advisory council if the US leaves the Paris climate agreement .

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Leaked birth control rule would broaden religious exemption

And corporations are unlikely to state false moral or religious objections in order to save money because it is widely believed that birth control subsidies save insurers and employers money (fewer new human beings=lower costs), and because the exemption only applies to Americans who have good-faith moral or religious objections.

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Trial starting for man accused of assaulting 6 girls

Prosecutors argue he "brainwashed" the family, seeking "power, manipulation and control". Police arrested Kaplan at his home in Feasterville, about 20 miles northeast of Philadelphia, in June 2016 after receiving a complaint about the health and safety of numerous children in the home.

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Trump's communications director set to leave White House: Trump adviser

Asked about the White House's communications performance so far during the administration, Spicer said he and Trump both got frustrated by stories that are "patently false" or examples of " fake news ". But it could be as early as Tuesday, when he was expected to meet with his staff at the White House , said a senior administration official, who required anonymity to discuss a personnel move that has not yet been formally announced.

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Paris Accord: Donald Trump resisting pressure from Europe, Pope on climate deal

America's worldwide allies and Trump's domestic opponents lashed out at media reports that the United States could withdraw from a global accord to curb emissions, a move that would make the deal less effective. The U.N.'s main Twitter page quotes Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as saying: " Climate change is undeniable". But Musk, like the vast majority of climate scientists, regards climate change as a serious problem that humanity should deal with sooner rather than later.

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Corey Lewandowski says he's open to White House communications job

Dubke, other officials suggested, would not be the last to go. The resignation came as the White House changed its communications strategy and is offering fewer press briefings. A final day has not been set, Dubke said."Mike will assist with the transition and be a strong advocate for the president and the president's policies moving forward", he said.

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Portland victim's mom calls on Trump to "take action"

Jeremy Joseph Christian , the Portland stabbing suspect, yelled as if he was proud of himself in his first courtroom appearance, and sadly did not show any regret for the atrocious crime he is being accused of. death to antifa ". Asha Deliverance said doing so "would deeply honour Taliesin's sacrifice, which has been amplified by the millions of voices who have supported our family in response to this tragedy".

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Germany Stands By Merkel's Stunning Remarks On Relations With US, UK

Relations between the United States and Germany veered further toward crisis on Tuesday as President Donald Trump complained about the U.S. trade deficit with Germany and said it must pay more for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance.

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"Bathroom bill" continues to bedevil Texas politics

Cindy Burkett, the House's lead negotiator on the bill. The Senate , which is controlled by Patrick, rejected the House version and asked for the conference committee on the issue, which Straus rejected, saying that the scaled-back bill was "enough" and that the House will "go no further".

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Republican senators say CBO report makes health care bill harder

There are many variables - and unforeseen outcomes - that can undermine even the most carefully crafted policy initiative. Some Republican senators are already saying they're going to start fresh on the bill. "The premium might be lower but there will be benefits missing", said Gary Claxton, a vice president of the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, a clearinghouse for information about the health care system.

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The most misspelled word in Hawaii is…

The 291 elementary- and middle-schoolers competing in the 90th. But before the spellers take the stage, let's chat with Nihar Janga, one of the 2016 co-champions. Speller Nathan J. Marcisz of Marion, Indiana, at the 2010 Scripps Spelling Bee. There were 298 students competing Wednesday, Ryan said. She got "tapas" in the second round and didn't seem to have heard of the Spanish small plates before, but the applause let her know she spelled it right.

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Heinrich Statement On Reports Of Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal

Trump , who has previously called global warming a hoax, tweeted: "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days". "The president will make an announcement when he's made a final decision", one senior official said.

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Nevada legalises eSports betting

The Senate Bill 240 , which is the new addition to the state's legislation, has been called "the eSports betting bill" but it actually does not include the term "eSports" anywhere in its text. There are already plenty of esports venues in the city like Downtown Grand . The area has seen steady developing of local infrastructure towards becoming as welcoming as possible for potential esports events.

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Portland train stabbing suspect makes his first court appearance

Wheeler urged organizers to cancel a " Trump free speech rally " in Portland and other similar events next weekend, saying they were inappropriate and could be risky. Clark told The Oregonian Christian had many black friends. In the squad auto, police recorders captured statements by Christian, the affidavit said according to Willamette Week .

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President Trump's Son-in-Law Pushes Back Report Alleging Back-Channel with Russia

The White House has stood behind senior adviser Jared Kushner , despite reports that he sought to arrange covert communications with Russian Federation in the weeks preceding Donald Trump's election as president. "Does the White House dispute that that happened?" But it remains unclear whether the president might envision them working inside the White House or in outside roles.

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Three Mile Island owner threatens to close ill-fated plant

The TMI plant has not cleared the past three PJM auctions and has not been profitable in five years, it noted. The company said Pennsylvania's Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard provides incentives for 16 forms of clean energy, like solar, wind and hydropower, but it excludes nuclear power even though nuclear plants produce 93 percent of the electricity in the state that doesn't directly emit carbon dioxide, the primary greenhouse gas contributing to climate change.

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Text of grieving mother's letter to President Donald trump

Christian is known for his extremist views and there are two alt-right rallies scheduled in Portland over the next two weekends. Two of the stab victims, 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and 53-year-old Rick Best , were killed, while 21-year-old Micah Fletcher survived his wounds.

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Map Of 'America's Most Misspelled Words' Will Have You Shaking Your Head

Roughly 11 million students from the United States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Department of Defense Schools in Europe competed in local bees beforehand. Six-year-old Edith Fuller , from Tulsa, Okla., is the youngest-ever Bee competitor. After a long day of nervous anticipation watching her daughter pass two oral spelling rounds on-stage and land a high enough score on Tuesday's written test, Balasubramanian said she felt ...

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Comey to testify publicly before intelligence panel

Bush's administration constitute torture and are illegal. Former FBI Director James Comey will testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee at a date to be set after Memorial Day, committee leaders announced Friday night .

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Former MSU football player banned from campus for violating sexual misconduct policy

University police documents obtained by the Free Press show that Mumphery was accused of sexual assault by a fellow student on March 17, 2015, the eve of the Spartans' pro day ahead of that spring's NFL Draft. Prosecutors later determined there was not sufficient evidence to charge Mumphery, who was selected in the fifth round by Houston about six weeks later.

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McConnell faces a challenge passing health care in Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), among other GOP leaders, has said in no uncertain terms that the legislative filibuster isn't going away, the president's pleas notwithstanding. They are planning to use the same rules for a later tax overhaul. Republicans have instead opted to try to pass tax reform and health care through a process known as reconciliation, which applies to budgetary measures and only requires 51 votes.

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Number of homeless counted in Los Angeles County up sharply

The number of homeless residents in L.A. County is almost 58,000, up about 23 percent from 2016, according to the 2017 Homeless Count by the Los Angeles County Services Authority (LAHSA). In the city of LA, 34,189 people experience homelessness on a given night. "They make beds out of cardboard or if they're lucky, tents", Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

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A look at latest legal loss for Trump travel ban

A district court judge in Maryland issued a nationwide block on the ban s core provision concerning travel from the short list of countries, sending the issue to the Fourth Circuit. CNN posts a portion of the ruling: "The evidence in the record, viewed from the standpoint of the reasonable observer, creates a compelling case that (the executive order's) primary goal is religious".

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16-year-old girl charged with fatally stabbing Uber driver

They said she declined to make a statement. The teen charged in Nelson's murder is slated to appear in bond court Wednesday afternoon. A woman who matched the description given by Nelson was found hiding behind a nearby building. "He didn't deserve this fate". Outside the courtroom, Nelson's brother, Todd Nelson, called him "the most gentle, kind person". "Unfortunately, now he never will get to find that".

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Kushner and the back story of back channels

On Twitter , President Trump said "Russian officials must be laughing at the US - and how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election - has taken over the fake news. Trump undercuts them constantly, and he obviously wants to be the public face of the administration himself. In Trump's White House, "it's just not working".

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Traffic Snarled In South Denver Metro After Massive Vehicle Fire

Video obtained by KDVR-TV shows the man having trouble standing and then another person running to his aid and helping him away on Wednesday. A witness tells ABC7 that the fire involved multiple explosions. A nearby light rail station has also been shut down. One injury has been reported by South Metro Fire Rescue. A plume of smoke from the ensuing fire was visible for miles, and it took firefighters quick some time to get the blaze under control.

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'Back-channel' diplomacy is not a new concept

Sean Spicer returned to the White House Press Room on Tuesday, and he held a combative exchange with several reporters over "fake news" from the media's latest coverage of President Trump . The White House faces mounting questions about potential ties between Russian Federation and Mr Trump's presidential campaign , which are also the subject of criminal and congressional investigations.

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Officer Who Killed Tamir Rice Fired For Rule Violations On Job Application

The Cleveland Police Department announced it dismissed Officer Timothy Loehmann . "After over two years of investigation by our agency, the county prosecutor's office (and) the sheriff's department, I think we've come to what we consider a fair conclusion to this process", police chief Calvin Williams said.

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Irving State Rep Threatens to Shoot Colleague, Call ICE on Protesters

Blanco .The bill was seen as a crack down on so-called sanctuary cities , such as Austin, in which local police are not required to help enforce federal immigration laws. There were protests of that bill in the chamber; and then one lawmaker said he called immigration officials on the protesters. A legislative session that began in January concluded Monday, and the day is usually reserved for group photos and goodbyes.

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Heard in the Texas House: 'I'll Put a Bullet in Your Head'

A heated argument erupted between legislators at the Texas Capitol Monday afternoon, after one state representative said he called US Immigration and Customs Enforcement on protesters. Romero also said Rinaldi yelled, "Fuck you", at them, to the "point where spit was hitting" their faces. "When I saw the video of what happened today, I was like 'Wow, they're already losing their heads and we're just starting", Azua said.

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Judge: Trump deportation order for man in Hawaii 'inhumane'

Andres Magana Ortiz , now a 43-year-old married businessman living in Hawaii with three children, first came to the United States in 1989, at the age of 15. Reinhardt has a reputation for being the outspoken, politically divisive, and "reigning liberal lion" of the Ninth Circuit, according to Law360. Likewise, California Judge Tani Cantil-Sakauye, a Republican nominee, has raised her voice against the anti-immigration stances of the new administration, asserting that the United States rule ...


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