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Westar Energy takeover by Great Plains denied by Kansas regulator

Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. In Kansas, the companies could...

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Supreme Court blocks Arkansas execution

Supreme Court blocks Arkansas execution

It's the quickest timetable in Arkansas since 1926, though state officials say waiting more than two decades to put some of the killers to death could hardly be characterized as swift. A federal jud...

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Court Rulings Block 2 Scheduled Executions Today In Arkansas

Lawyers for Arkansas inmates condemned to die Thursday in a planned double execution are claiming they are innocent and one of them says advanced DNA techniques could show he didn't kill a woman in 19...

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Fresno gunman gave police blow-by-blow of shootings of 3 men

Fresno gunman gave police blow-by-blow of shootings of 3 men

All three victims in Tuesday's killings were white. After Kori Ali Muhammad learned that he was wanted in the death of a security guard last week, he chose to take out as many other white men as p...

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Republicans move toward party agreement on health-care bill

Still, it's unclear whether concessions made by the Freedom Caucus and Tuesday Group will bring more rank-and-file Republicans on board with the healthcare bill-or alienate more of them. The plan also...

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Neil Gorsuch confirmed by Senate to be next US Supreme Court Justice

Neil Gorsuch confirmed by Senate to be next US Supreme Court Justice

The GOP leadership effectively changed Senate rules so that Supreme Court nominees no longer have to win 60 votes but can be confirmed by a 51-vote simple majority. Moderate Republican Sen. Susan Coll...

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Trump Directs Review of H-1B Visas

Demand for the current H-1B visa program is so high, a lottery system is now implemented, something of which Trump aims to revamp through a merit system. Lottery funds more than 65,000 H1-B applicat...

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Justice Neil Gorsuch's First Day on the Job

Justice Neil Gorsuch's First Day on the Job

Chief Justice John Roberts welcomed Gorsuch and wished him a " long and happy career in our common calling ". The case, creative though it may have been, was always a tough sell, and it's not surprisi...

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Donald Trump and Rabbit Henchman Commence Egg Rolling

Donald Trump and Rabbit Henchman Commence Egg Rolling

Donald Trump and the First Lady hosted the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House today. A downsized version of the 139-year-old event has kicked off on the South Lawn. In her brief remarks to re...

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Trump signs executive order scrutinizing skilled immigrant visas

Everyone in my administration will be expected to enforce every last "Buy American" provision behalf of the American worker, and we are going to investigate every single trade deal that undermines the...

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Arkansas execution delayed as Supreme Court refuses to overrule state court

The ruling was the latest in a series of legal hurdles that the state has faced since it announced in February its plans to execute eight men in a 10-day span. Arkansas has since run into multiple ob...

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Lawsuit: Man deported after being part of protection program

In response to a request for comment by Reuters, a CPB spokesman said in an emailed statement that Montes had been apprehended "after illegally entering the United States by climbing over the fenc...

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US Poll: Syria Missile Strike Boosted Trump's Ratings

US Poll: Syria Missile Strike Boosted Trump's Ratings

That's a slight victory for the President, whose numbers have been historically low during his first months in office. According to Gallup, 52% of Americans disapprove of Trump. A total of 72 percen...

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Wounded vet running Boston Marathon carries race partner across finish line

Wounded vet running Boston Marathon carries race partner across finish line

She placed 1,374th out of 26,411 overall. "We have the podium for both men and women, so the future is great". Kathrine Switzer, the first official woman entrant in the Boston Marathon 50 years ago,...

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Kansas voters cite Trump's impact in race

In the past, special election upsets were trembles of a big wave coming against the party in power. At the state level, the Thompson campaign became involved in a public dispute with the Kansas D...

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After O'Reilly ouster, Mike Huckabee uses ill-timed kiss analogy

NY magazine said that Rupert Murdoch and his sons James and Lachlan, who run Fox parent 21st Century Fox , had decided that O'Reilly was out and executives were planning the exit. The fill-in host ...

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Gorsuch Joins the Supreme Court With Nod to Scalia

Gorsuch Joins the Supreme Court With Nod to Scalia

Trump also expressed confidence that Gorsuch would decide cases based on a "fair and objective reading of the law" not on his personal preferences. His credentials include degrees from Columbia, Har...

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Democrats Turned Off by Ossoff's Falloff And Need for a Runoff Face-Off

Democrats Turned Off by Ossoff's Falloff And Need for a Runoff Face-Off

Jon Ossoff , a young Democrat, almost pulled off what could have a been a stunning victory in a special congressional election in a heavily Republican district in Georgia that had turned into somet...

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Way More Patriots Chose To Visit President Obama Than President Trump

Way More Patriots Chose To Visit President Obama Than President Trump

The President is a big fan and a friend of Brady's. They posted a photo of the Patriots' White House attendance, which drew some ire from the Patriots' official Twitter account. "A man who, as mentall...

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Christians urged to emulate Jesus Christ who forgives

In her Easter message, the First Lady said: "My fellow Ghanaians, I will like to wish my Christian brothers and sisters a Happy Easter. At St James, we will have a special Easter sermon", said Father ...

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Arkansas Judge Blocks State From Using Drug For Lethal Injections

Arkansas Judge Blocks State From Using Drug For Lethal Injections

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP ) - Arkansas suffered two more setbacks in its unprecedented bid to carry out eight executions this month with the state's highest court granting a reprieve to an inmate schedule...

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Man kills three people while screaming 'Allahu Akbar'

Man kills three people while screaming 'Allahu Akbar'

He posted on social media about black separatism, reparations, the "Black Lives Matter" movement and white devils. Muhammad shot him in the chest, and fired twice more after he fell to make sure he wa...

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Fresno police seek man with shooting spree murder weapon

Fresno police seek man with shooting spree murder weapon

Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, fatally shot the three white men in downtown Fresno on Tuesday after realizing he was wanted for the killing of a white security guard last week, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dye...

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Goldman Sachs Group Inc(NYSE: GS) falls on weak results

Goldman Sachs Group Inc(NYSE: GS) falls on weak results

The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $236.91 and a 200 day moving average price of $222.45. This defines the most likely future of the stock price of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. The tr...

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California professor on paid leave for 'Trump must hang' tweet

California professor on paid leave for 'Trump must hang' tweet

Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro told the Fresno Bee last week that federal agents were investigating Maischak for his tweets. The tweet didn't attract much attention until the far right Bre...

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Bid to strip gas tax hike off Haslam road funding bill fails

Bid to strip gas tax hike off Haslam road funding bill fails

There are some differences between the House and Senate version that still need to be resolved - most notably, whether to extend property tax relief to veterans. The plan will raise the state's gas ...

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Conservatives fault Arkansas court for halting executions

Conservatives fault Arkansas court for halting executions

Only one inmate, Ledell Lee, was still scheduled to be executed Thursday night when a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge granted a restraining order on the lethal injection drug, vecuronium bromide, p...

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Ark. suffers 2 setbacks to multiple execution plan

West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, the company that makes midazolam, and Fresenius Kabi USA, manufacturer of potassium chloride, another drug used in executions, have also expressed opposition to the use of t...

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In wake of sexual assault scandal, Baylor names its first female president

In wake of sexual assault scandal, Baylor names its first female president

She follows Interim President David Garland, who filled the university's top spot after former president Ken Starr was demoted, then resigned from Baylor last year amid student accusations of sexual a...

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Melania Trump Hosts White House Easter Egg Roll Wearing Pink Herve Pierre

Melania Trump Hosts White House Easter Egg Roll Wearing Pink Herve Pierre

It's then that Melania subtly nudges her husband's right hand with her left, making him raise it to his chest. "We're right on track, you see what's happening and we are right on track". Carlos Merc...

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