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House begins debating N Carolina budget plan

House begins debating N Carolina budget plan

Republicans countered that it demonstrates commitment to solving major problems such as the state's heroin and opioid crisis and a failing child protection system while shielding taxpayers from tax or...

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Ivanka Trump loses climate battle as Bannon reemerges in White House

Noting that Trump said he had had "extensive discussions" with people on both sides of the climate debate, it said: "One can only assume that Trump has very good reasons to leave the Paris agreemen...

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Portland train stabbing survivor says focus should be on 'those little girls'

Portland train stabbing survivor says focus should be on 'those little girls'

That hateful speech can lead to hateful actions should give pause to those who have been quick to divide and demonize. "I'll stab you, too, (expletive)", he said.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (ht...

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'You've no safe place', Portland white supremacist tells court

'You've no safe place', Portland white supremacist tells court

Authorities say Christian started verbally abusing two young women, including one wearing a hijab. The Portland State University student and poet was one of three good Samaritans who intervened af...

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For 3rd year, IL lawmakers miss budget deadline

IL has the nation's widest spending gap between low- and high-income school districts. Hundreds of superintendents from across the state will go to Springfield Wednesday, including the superintenden...

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Young girl wins National Spelling Bee with word "Marocain"

This time, Akshra upped her own results from two years ago and clinched the 23rd position. She placed 11th in the competition. "It's like a dream come true", Ananya said . "That was a little scar...

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Paris Agreement: Gore blasts Trump move withdrawing USA from deal

Paris Agreement: Gore blasts Trump move withdrawing USA from deal

Brown said he doesn't "believe fighting reality is a good strategy - not for America, not for anybody". News of President Donald Trump's expected decision to pull the United States from a glob...

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Spicer refers all Russia-related questions to Trump's lawyer

The good news, from Trump's point of view, is that his senior aides are discussing how to set up a "war room" to handle communications about the scandal, theoretically letting the rest of the administ...

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Business leaders react to Trump's Paris accord decision

The US is the world's second-biggest carbon emitter. Trump announced yesterday that the U.S. would be quitting the Paris Agreement , regarded as the most expensive global agreement in history. Fo...

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Paris Agreement 'Very Meaningful' Despite US Withdrawal, Government Insists

The official Xinhua news agency said in a commentary that US President Donald Trump's announcement on Thursday came "to the regret of nearly all", although it was "anything but a surprise". That c...

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No budget deal yet as IL nears end of legislative session

He also wants a freeze on local property taxes, which are among the highest in the nation. "Every time we try to get close with him, he says it's not good enough", State Rep. The state didn't pay off ...

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Fugitive and bounty hunters killed in Texas vehicle dealership shootout

Peters said Hutchinson had been sought since March when he failed to appear for court in Hennepin County, which includes Minneapolis. According to police, Bernal and Garcia approached Hutchinson wit...

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Local spelling bee competitor fails to make final round

VanWynsberghe did not advance to the final rounds on Thursday where only 40 spellers will compete for the championship, as the spellers were narrowed down to allow a maximum of 50 to advance. "I didn'...

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NY unites with California, Washington to honor Paris climate deal

NY unites with California, Washington to honor Paris climate deal

Here's how he's handled other global pledges. "Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world". Without mentioning the USA specifically, Li said that " China in recent years has stayed tr...

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CNN drops Griffin after Trump stunt

Many on Twitter called for the comedian to be jailed. "I am just now seeing the reaction of these images". Most political and celebrity commentators agreed that Kathy Griffin went too far . ...

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Thieves using blowtorch to steal from ATM accidentally set cash on fire

Thieves using blowtorch to steal from ATM accidentally set cash on fire

When they arrived, they found that the fire was coming from the drive-up ATM. Everett police are asking the public's help in locating suspects who torched a bank ATM Tuesday morning. Police have ...

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For First Time In Four Years, Solo Speller Claims National Bee Crown

For First Time In Four Years, Solo Speller Claims National Bee Crown

She is the first solo national spelling bee champ since 2013. The bee shook things up in its 90th incarnation, adding written, 24-question test that all finalists had to take Thursday night. "It was...

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Racial Slur Painted on Gate at LeBron James' LA Home

This matchup has seemed ordained since James walked off the court in Oakland last June, having delivered his native northeast OH its first major team championship since 1964. He continued, "On my be...

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Explosion Rocks Wisconsin Ethanol Plant

Explosion Rocks Wisconsin Ethanol Plant

Sixteen employees were working when the blast was reported around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday. "We are praying for our team", he said. WKOW says right now the fire is contained, but crews are still try...

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Family of Oregon stabbing suspect offers condolences

Family of Oregon stabbing suspect offers condolences

Free speech or die in Portland . "Stupid motherfucker. That's what liberalism gets you". "Leave this country if you hate our freedom". A group of about 20 people or so gathered outside the courtr...

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Youngest Spelling Bee Contestant, 6, Won't Advance

This is Zheng's first year attending the Scripps National Spelling Bee . Last year, he finished sixth overall. Dale Winand successfully spelled the word "gumptious" during the third round of the Sc...

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Family of Portland Stabbing Suspect Jeremy Christian Offers Condolences to Victims

Family of Portland Stabbing Suspect Jeremy Christian Offers Condolences to Victims

The mayor called for the cancellation of a pre-scheduled " Trump Free Speech Rally " planned for next weekend, saying the event would be inappropriate and warning it may pose a risk to public safety. ...

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Anglers can fish for free June 10

Anglers can fish for free June 10

To get a look at fishing conditions and stocking activity around the state, you can visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website . "One of the main reasons bass is popular is because the Commonwea...

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Family of suspect in MAX killings offers condolences

Family of suspect in MAX killings offers condolences

He recently got out of the hospital. Christian was arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court on three felony murder charges, one felony assault charge, three felony weapons charges and two misdeme...

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Cleveland Fires The Police Officer Who Shot And Killed Tamir Rice

Williams said Loehmann, who shot Rice, has been fired . The shooting sparked outrage and became one of many acts of police terror that galvanized a movement for Black lives in the USA against p...

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Comey to testify to US Senate intelligence panel on June 8

Former FBI Director James Comey will testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee next week, the panel announced Thursday. Comey will testify next Thursday, June 8, at 10 a.m. It res...

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Cop Who Killed Philando Castile Heads To Trial

Cop Who Killed Philando Castile Heads To Trial

Anthony police officer was legally justified when he shot and killed Philando Castile last summer. Yanez was later charged with second-degree manslaughter and two counts of endangering safety by f...

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No budget deal yet as Illinois nears end of legislative session

Both House and Senate scurried through votes on legislation, but none that directly addressed the budget . While it might seem odd that a politician would claim credit for backing tax hikes, whic...

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Patrick, Straus deadlocked over 'bathroom bill'

Patrick blamed the House for shuttering the Texas Medical Board , the agency that licenses doctors in Texas. Several bills have made it through the legislative process and now just await Gov. When ...

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Flynn and Trump lawyer subpoenaed over Russia investigation

It also approved subpoenas for the Flynn Intel Group LLC and for Michael D. Cohen & Associates PC. According to a statement from the committee, they're requesting " testimony, personal documents...

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