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His stepdad told him he'd never graduate, but his diploma says differently

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After his stepdad made the comment about graduating, "I kind of heard that and I was like OK, I'll show you", Reeder tells WJBK . Shortly after posting the tweet, it quickly began getting attention. "I ran right in a positive way". Reeder said it's people like his mother have helped him stay on track. There were plenty of times when Reeder didn't think he would make it. Read More »

Trump Signs 'Buy American, Hire American' Executive Orders

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Any process by which the government targets workplaces must include a protocol to assist not only impacted USA workers, but also H-1B workers who are particularly vulnerable given their immigration status, and who can be victims of visa abuse by unscrupulous employers. Read More »

How Authorities Found Fugitive Teacher, Missing Student

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Here's what is known about the days leading up to her alleged abduction, her time spent on the run with Cummins and how authorities finally located them thousands of miles away. But for weeks, the trail went cold. He also left a note - a note that investigators would later say was a red herring created to mislead police - saying that he was going to Virginia Beach to "clear his head". Read More »

Trump to sign agriculture executive order on Tuesday

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Department of Agriculture is vital in making sure farmers, ranchers, and rural communities have a voice in this administration", said Heitkamp. The much-delayed appointment - the last announced Trump cabinet post , announced just a day before the January 20 inauguration - has prompted some to express concern that President Donald Trump has made a low priority of the rural and farm interests credited with his victory in November. Read More »

Alabama Governor Resigns After Being Arrested

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Jail records show Bentley has been booked on two misdemeanor charges that arose. He'd been fighting allegations that he misused his office to cover up an affair with a top political aide. "It's not really what I wanted to see from the standpoint of a legislator, but it achieved what we were trying to achieve". And what we saw, we didn't like. Read More »

Authorities say 5 dead in New York City fire

The fire broke out today on a street in the middle class neighbourhood of Queens Village . News footage showed flames burning through the roof and destroying upstairs rooms of the two-story house as smoke poured from it. He survived the fall and was not seriously injured, Nigro said, according to New York Times . Nigro said a person driving by the house saw flames rising from the first floor to the second and called 911 at 2:36 p.m. Read More »

Disabled Amtrak train at Penn Station snarls morning commute

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Amtrak said an Empire Service train stalled just before the platform, though later was able to pull in under its own power. But Amtrak warned its customers that some delays could occur at Penn Station during the evening commute. The disabled train led to delays of up to 45 minutes on Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast and Raritan Valley lines into and out of NY. The most recent derailment on April 3 damaged the track, switches and signals used by the LIRR, forcing delays and ... Read More »

'This was real': Artifacts save Holocaust stories for future

For Israelis, this year's Yom HaShoah commemorations marked a balancing act between caring for the Holocaust survivors who remain alive and planning for the education of future generations. We take this moment to not only pledge to never let their memory fade, but solemnly rededicate ourselves to never allowing something so evil and heinous to occur again. Read More »

Cleveland Browns still searching for franchise quarterback

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The Steelers' list of pre-draft visitors included players from a broader range of positions than it has in year's past. Will it be a cornerback, who can cover a receiver for that extra half-second or full-second to give the pass rush time to get to the quarterback? The 6-1, 209-pound Godwin is the kind of tough, move-the-chains receiver who helps any offense. Read More »

Arkansas denies man gulped for air during 1 of 2 executions

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The AP said Baker delayed Williams' execution until 8:30 p.m. Monday or until she issues another order, whichever is later, as Williams' attorneys questioned if an execution scheduled right before his went properly. Arkansas has now executed three inmates of the eight cases it plans to conclude in less than a fortnight. The eight executions would have been the most by a state in such a short time frame since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. Read More »

NASA Astronauts: Peggy Whitson Breaks Space Records

Her stay of 534 days, 2 hours, 49 minutes beat the record previously held by Jeff Williams. Trump went on to question Whitson about how it feels to have broken such a "big and important record". In addition to her new time-in-orbit mark, Whitson has spent more than 53 hours outside an airlock, engaged in spacewalks that added modules to the space station, among other duties. Read More »

Minnesota House votes for tougher restrictions on abortion

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Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, said as debate started on Monday. "I really can't imagine any of you on the other side of the aisle not voting for this bill", Rep. "The governor opposes any new law restricting a woman's right to make her own medical decisions", Dayton's assistant chief of staff Matt Swenson said. Read More »

Top 10 Memes From Cavaliers' Sweep of Pacers in Round 1

James scored 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Cavs to the road win, earning a 4-0 first-round sweep in the process. Cleveland won the first contest by just one point and followed that up with wins by just six, five and four to complete the series outscoring the Pacers by just 16 points in total. Read More »

Rescued teen Elizabeth Thomas back home in Tennessee

Griffin Barry is the caretaker for a group of vacation cabins in Cecilville, California. Cummins told O'Hare's friend that he was 44 years old, the young woman with him was 22 and they were recently married. According to his wife, that money was missing, along with clothes, toiletries and two handguns. "Jill, Erica and Ashlee have the utmost respect for District Attorney Brent Cooper and Acting U.S. Read More »

Bernie Sanders, DNC Chairman Lead Rally In Mesa

In the process, opponents are calling into question Sanders' status as a pro-choice politician , his commitment to women's rights and how progressive his agenda really is, which could also backfire on the Democrats as they try to use Sanders' popularity and message of a "bold" era of progressivism to bolster the party during the 2018 midterm elections and beyond. Read More »

US home prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years

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Tuesday will also see the auction of around $60 billion in four-week bills, $20 billion in 52-week bills and $26 billion in two-year notes. Adjusting for home size, prices have grown the fastest in the past year for homes built in the 1910s and 1960s (up 15 to 17 percent), and the slowest for houses from the 1990s, 1930s and 1900s (up almost 11 percent), according to Estately. Read More »

Paul McCartney live in concert coming to Wichita

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The first leg of McCartney's epic, globe-spanning "One on One" tour opened April 13th, 2016 in Fresno, California and concluded mid-October. Paul McCartney will play at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse September 23rd. According to a press release, McCartney is returning to the city for the first time since 2005. The concert will include "massive screens, lasers and fireworks", the Prudential Center stated on its website. Read More »

100-Day Benchmark Looms For Trump White House

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Would still beat Hillary in popular vote. "No administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days", Trump said April 18 before an audience of manufacturing workers and technical students at the headquarters of Snap-On, a Wisconsin-based manufacturing company. Read More »

Korea Captures Another American, Threatens to Sink US Carrier

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South Korea also said it was considering drills with the carrier group, which is now conducting joint exercises with Japan in the Philippine Sea. A U.S. Although a major event around the anniversary was viewed as possible, the morning came and went without any nuclear tests or ballistic missile launches. Read More »

Hear Police in Final Moments Before Facebook Killer Steve Stephens Shot Himself

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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 16, 2012, file photo, a Facebook logo is displayed on the screen of an iPad, in NY. The family of a man killed in a shooting that was broadcast on Facebook says his funeral will be Saturday. His auto did a half-turn and came to rest against the curb, and she heard a gunshot, she said. "You're going to see law enforcement activity who knows where", she told The Washington Post. Read More »

Severe Weather a Threat Wednesday

Winds will crank back up with gusts over 30 miles per hour by afternoon as temperatures climb to near 80°. A cold front preceded and accompanied by a band of strong to severe thunderstorms is forecast to cross the Mississippi River and approach Chicago from the west Wednesday afternoon, passing through our area during the evening/overnight. Read More »

Funeral held for ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez

The Newsweek article cites "interviews with multiple law inforcement officials directly involved in the case" who offer three pieces of evidence claiming the answer might be yes. He wrote that the district attorney had refused to provide the letters to her or any other relatives. The attorney for the Hernandez family, George Leontire, did not immediately return a phone call and email requesting comment on the suicide notes. Read More »

What John Culberson Can Learn From Jon Ossoff's Showing In Georgia

Democrat Jon Ossoff, 30, nearly turned a GOP stronghold blue Tuesday night in a special election to see who will take over Georgia's 6th Congressional District , CBS News reports . "[She used] our tax dollars to pay for her luxury SUV then jetted around on our dime", the ad says of Handel's tenure as Georgia's secretary of state". Read More »

Trump urges more UN sanctions for N.Korea

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The United States has deployed an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson to the western Pacific as tensions have escalated over a series of North Korean missile tests and signs it may be preparing a sixth nuclear test . If China decides to help, that would be great. China is hoping to diffuse the situation. It emerged Sunday that North Korea has detained another USA citizen, which brings the number of Americans held in the country to three. Read More »

USA submarine arrives in South Korea

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Pak Yong Sik told a "national meeting" of thousands of senior military and civilian officials. The nuclear-powered USS Michigan made a call at the Port of Busan in time for the 85th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean People's Army. Read More »

Judge to hear arguments against Trump sanctuary city order

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If Santa Clara County's landmark motion for a preliminary injunction is granted, it would stop the section of the executive order applying to sanctuary jurisdictions from going into effect until the court rules on the county's February 3 lawsuit against the Trump Administration. Read More »

AMBER Alert lifted for 1-year-old abducted in San Bernardino County

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Monday, Lexi Segura was abducted from Rancho Cucamunga. Sheriff's deputies say Segura has numerous tattoos on his arms and neck and should be considered armed and unsafe. The Amber Alert was lifted, but investigators are still aggressively searching for Lexi and her father, Miller said. 'We are concerned for the safety of the child'. Read More »

Drugmaker asked Arkansas not to use drug in executions

CDT (0456 GMT Friday) at the state's death chamber in its Cummins Unit prison, a Department of Corrections spokesman said. Only five states carried out executions in 2016 and Arkansas is only the fourth state to carry out a death sentence this year. Read More »

German Company Acquires Akorn Inc

Takeovers were part of Fresenius's growth strategy under previous boss Ulf Mark Schneider, now leading Nestle NESN.S . Akorn's wide-ranging product portfolio includes injectables, oral liquids, nasal sprays and respiratory drugs nearly exclusively sold in the U.S. Read More »

Arkansas' plan to resume executions is blocked by new court orders

Arkansas officials have been trying to push through the run of executions because the state's supply of midazolam expires at the end of April and the chances of getting a substitute are slim. Arkansas has executed an inmate for the first time in almost a dozen years as part of its plan to execute several inmates before a drug expires April 30, despite court rulings that have already spared three men. Read More »

North Korea quiet amid expectation of missile follow-up

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The United States has deployed an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson to the western Pacific as tensions have escalated over a series of North Korean missile tests and signs it may be preparing a sixth nuclear test. Senate to a highly unusual briefing on North Korea . North Korea says its nuclear programme is defensive but it is trying to develop weapons small enough to put on ballistic missiles. Read More »

Israel comes to standstill as sirens mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Terezin Declaration on Holocaust Era Assets requires countries like Poland and the Baltic states to return goods or provide compensation to Jewish Holocaust victims which were seized under the tenure of Nazi Germany. Trump's four-minute message included somber references to Jewish suffering in the Holocaust, a commitment to support Israel and a rebuke of prejudice and anti-Semitism. Read More »