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Health Care Vote Likely in Early May, House Conservative Says

Tell them that trying to rush this ill-advised legislation through Congress is seen for what it is - a thinly veiled tax giveaway for the rich. Tell them that this plan is a huge betrayal of Trump's c...

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Justice Department Threatens Sanctuary Cities In Immigration Fight

Justice Department Threatens Sanctuary Cities In Immigration Fight

The agency cited the rising murder rate in Chicago and cast blame for gang murders in NY on what it labeled a "soft on crime" stance. "I like to think of myself as a pretty calm and measured person,...

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Washington threatens funding cut to California, other 'sanctuary' areas

Washington threatens funding cut to California, other 'sanctuary' areas

The same letter from the Justice Department was sent to officials in Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee, New Orleans, New York , Philadelphia and Cook County, Illinois. A Justice Department statem...

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Unemployment rates fall to record lows in 4 US states

Unemployment rates fall to record lows in 4 US states

Overall, the state unemployment rate was a seasonally adjusted 4.8 percent in March, down 0.2 of a percentage point from February and down 0.1 of a percentage point from a year ago. The government c...

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Erik Jones makes it 2 straight this season with Xfinity win

Intermittent rain at Bristol has wiped out a ton of the notes drivers have gathered about the surface because every time they think they've figured out a lane, the showers wash off any tire rubber t...

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Stolen plaque in Thailand a sign of antidemocratic sentiment

Manchester City and Arsenal have had contrasting forms over the last couple of weeks. But those close to Wenger believe he is still leaning towards staying. On the other hand, Manchester United h...

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Ann Coulter asked back to Berkeley after scrapped visit

A conservative group on Friday threatened to take legal action against UC Berkeley if student sponsors are not allowed to pick the date and location for an appearance by commentator Ann Coulter . "Bu...

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Florida Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.8 Percent

Florida Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.8 Percent

New Mexico's unemployment rate has largely been in the same area for the past four years. Nationwide unemployment was 4.5 percent in March. Montanas unemployment rate is at 3.8 percent, lower than t...

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Celtics down 2-0, and Boston needs another comeback story

Why? The team announced the injury on Friday, hours before the Bulls host the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series . One player can change a game, a playoff series , ...

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Projections: Le Pen, Macron lead in French vote

The shooting along the iconic Champs-Elysees in the heart of Paris left one police officer dead and several other people injured. The Islamic State group claimed the attack. Macron was the image of ...

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Attorney, Authorities Battle Over Aaron Hernandez's Brain

As the hour of his death approached, the former National Football League star chatted on the phone with his longtime fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez. Hernandez's family and legal team were shocked...

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Alarm Fire in Dorchester Spreads to Nearby Homes, Displaces Residents

Alarm Fire in Dorchester Spreads to Nearby Homes, Displaces Residents

Firefighters arrived to find the rear porches engulfed in flames. The blaze damaged both neighboring structures. Officials said it was taken care of by 5:30 a.m. Several residents from 10 Marie St. an...

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What happened during Elizabeth Thomas' disappearance

Two loaded handguns were found in the cabin, according to the sheriff's department. The former teacher, facing federal and state charges stemming from her disappearance, is in federal custody and ...

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Ready to respond to US aggression: North Korea

Ready to respond to US aggression: North Korea

A U.S. aircraft carrier strike group, led by the USS Carl Vinson , is heading towards the Korean Peninsula, Trump's administration has said. According to the Korea Herald , the aircraft carrier stri...

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Trump says 'massive tax cut' plan coming as soon as Wednesday

House Speaker Paul Ryan is now taking the charge on a much more ambitious tax reform plan, as tax reform was a key component of Trump's agenda during the 2016 campaign. Under Ryan's proposal, United S...

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'I Think We're In Great Shape' To Avoid Government Shutdown Next Week

'I Think We're In Great Shape' To Avoid Government Shutdown Next Week

Sources close to negotiations expect Congress to pass a short-term funding measure -- anywhere between one and three weeks - to give appropriators more time to finalize a larger spending deal to fund ...

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New Orleans Saints Player Will Smith's Killer Sentenced to 25 Years

New Orleans Saints Player Will Smith's Killer Sentenced to 25 Years

Looking at the Smith family, Hayes, who played semi-professional football, said he looked up to Smith. "My family and I are extremely disappointed with today's sentencing and the leniency showed by ...

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Kearney helicopter Easter egg drop a crowd-pleaser

Today, many families around the world celebrate Easter with Sunday Mass and lots of sweet treats for kids, including fun egg hunts. More than 100 people showed up at the club to fill 21,000 eggs with ...

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Passenger Finds Air Marshal's Loaded Gun In Bathroom

Passenger Finds Air Marshal's Loaded Gun In Bathroom

Despite the error, the newly-hired agent remains on active flight duty. Typically, someone found to have breached security measures in such a situation would be suspended while the Federal Air Marshal...

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Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious

Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) holds a copy of the new healthcare bill introduced by Republicans on March 17 as Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California looks on. The law blocks insurance companies...

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Nearing 100 days with limited accomplishments, Trump calls it a 'ridiculous standard'

Trump might be downplaying the importance of his first 100 days in office now, but voters don't seem completely willing to be patient with the new president, or forgiving of what he has and hasn'...

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Kansas election: Ron Estes scrapes Republican victory deep in Trump heartland

Those GOP calls prompted Charlene Health, a 52-year-old homemaker and Republican in Belle Plaine, to cast a ballot for Estes. And in a district where there are typically twice as many registered Repub...

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US Republican vows 'all hands on deck' in Georgia congressional runoff

US Republican vows 'all hands on deck' in Georgia congressional runoff

The Republican who will now battle Ossoff in the run-off is Karen Handel , a former secretary of state for Georgia. Democrats need to swing 24 seats in order to take back the House, and their t...

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The Latest on Frein trial: Slain trooper's widow tells of devastated family

The Latest on Frein trial: Slain trooper's widow tells of devastated family

The penalty phase for convicted murderer Eric Frein continued today in Pike County. Jurors on Wednesday convicted Eric Matthew Frein after 10 days of testimony with two counts of first-degree murder...

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Trump executive order aims to simplify tax code

He then turned to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and said: "So, go to it". He had previously said he didn't expect that Trump would sign any tax legislation before January. Mr Trump insisted that...

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Preparations begin for a government shutdown the White House hopes to avoid

Preparations begin for a government shutdown the White House hopes to avoid

During a White House news conference, USA president Donald Trump said progress was being made on a "great plan" for overhauling the nation's health care system, but provided no details. Among those ...

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UC Berkeley issues new speaking invitation to Ann Coulter

UC Berkeley issues new speaking invitation to Ann Coulter

Coulter, the event sponsors, audience, and bystanders could be adequately protected - at any of the campus venues". Campus Republicans invited Coulter to speak at Berkeley April 27 on the subject ...

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China Denies Bombers On "High Alert" For North Korea Contingency

Given the close economic links between North Korea and China, the U.S. military officials have said that Beijing is critical to solving the North Korean situation, with President Donald Trump recent...

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One Person Missing After Boats Collide In Lake Houston

One Person Missing After Boats Collide In Lake Houston

McCullough also confirmed that there is an ongoing recovery mission for a second victim. Two other people involved in the crash were taken to an area hospital for treatment. McCullough said an autop...

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Aaron Hernandez's family wants his brain for science

The stunning suicide of Aaron Hernandez led to another surprising turn - a fight over his brain. MA chief medical examiner, Dr Henry N Nields, concluded the "manner of death was suicide and the caus...

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