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UC Berkeley Postpones Ann Coulter's Lecture Amid Fears Of Violence

It is unclear where in Berkeley Coulter might be speaking next week, but the conservative pundit tweeted Wednesday that she has instructed a " Berkeley student group" to rent out a venue. The university had canceled the event on the grounds that it could turn violent, but a federal judge in Montgomery, Alabama, ruled that the speech should proceed because there was no evidence that Spencer advocated violence. Read More »

You're going to feel the effects of a government shutdown

President Donald Trump indicated an openness on Monday to delaying his push to secure funds for his promised border wall with Mexico, potentially eliminating a sticking point as lawmakers worked to avoid a looming shutdown of the federal government. Read More »

New Orleans Removes First of 4 Confederate Statues

In a statement from the City, details regarding the removal of the other statues, of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard and Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis , will not be released to the public. Read More »

Police Officer Dives To Save Man From Jumping Off Building

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The man again became upset and ran off, Smith said, and Martin found him on the sixth floor of the building, exiting through a door that leads to a terrace. The troubled resident took off and headed towards the sixth story when Martin arrived to speak to him and Whitney staff. "Everybody got to go home safe and everything worked out well". Read More »

Active Shooter At Middle School In Mason County

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This a developing story. Police in Belfair , Washington, were responding to an active shooter at a nearby middle school Wednesday, officials confirmed to local KIRO 7 News . His connection to the Hawkins Middle School incident remains unclear. KIRO 7 News' Kevin McCarty is talking with law enforcement to learn exactly what this means. Read More »

Trump signs executive order requiring review of national monuments

In keeping with the administration's interest in using executive orders to keep campaign promises as Trump nears his 100th day in office on Saturday, the Interior Secretary said the review is, "Another example of the president doing exactly what he's said in his campaign promises". Read More »

Rush Limbaugh: 'Looks Like Trump Is Caving' on Wall

Trump told a group of conservative media Monday night that he wouldn't push for funding for the border wall in this short term bill but wait until the fall when negotiations take place for spending in 2018. "It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc". However, Republicans also insisted on increases in border security and defense spending , including money to fix existing fencing and new surveillance technology to patrol the almost 2,000-mile border. Read More »

'El Chapo Act' introduced to fund Trump's border wall

GOP negotiators on Capitol Hill were uneasy about the clash over the wall potentially sparking a government shutdown. Congress must pass a $1 trillion catch-all spending bill to pay for all agencies of government or trigger a partial shutdown Saturday, which happens to coincide with the 100th day of Trump's presidency. Read More »

Trump tax plan will sharply slash corporate tax rates

The official budget scorekeeper for Congress said Tuesday that even a more modest rate cut, to 20 percent, would add to long-term budget deficits — even if the tax cut is temporary. The lowered tax rates are also unlikely to generate Trump's ambitious promised growth rate of 3 percent a year, roughly double the 1.6 percent growth achieved last year. Read More »

Arkansas carries out 2 executions just hours apart

Jack Jones, who was convicted of the rape and murder of Mary Phillips in 1995, was administered the lethal drug cocktail and was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m. They said Jones had been gasping for breath, a sign of pain. It comes against the backdrop of declining USA public support for the ultimate punishment, now at its lowest point since the death penalty was reinstated by the Supreme Court in 1976. Read More »

Trump proposing 'biggest tax cut' in U.S. history

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The reduced rate will apply to both corporations and businesses that now pay taxes through the federal income tax code, a White House official told The Post . Baird. "I think the bolder, the better, in tax reform", said House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas. Trump has insisted to staff that he wants to pursue a 15 percent corporate tax rate regardless of the effect on the deficit. Read More »

Gorsuch's First Major Vote Breaks Tie to Allow Arkansas Execution

A second inmate, Marcel Williams, was set for execution later Monday though he still has pending legal challenges. The court had earlier in the week declined to step in and overturn the Arkansas Supreme Court's stay of execution in the case of two condemned men whose cases bear resemblance to an Alabama case the Supreme Court will soon consider. Read More »

Ann Coulter Vows to Move Forward with Speech Despite UC Berkeley Cancellation

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She added: "I called their bluff, and they didn't have another reason to cancel me". Cal administrators said they hope to find another time and place for Coulter to speak. She also said she'd "already spent money" planning for the event, for space, airfare and hotels for her and her crew. Ann described her view of the decision to Hollywood Reporter , saying, "Yes, it was officially banned". Read More »

Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana

Some local areas could see 3 to 5 inches of total rainfall over the weekend. Severe thunderstorms will be possible along and south of Interstate 44 in Missouri and Interstate 70 in IL from Friday night through Sunday . The region of greatest concern for severe weather (and especially tornadoes) will be along and east of Hwy 67 in Missouri up into metro St. Louis, especially metro east and then along and southeast of I-55 in IL. Read More »

Arkansas carries out 1st double execution in US in 17 years

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This set off a flurry of legal proceedings and special appeals, some of which worked in the inmates' favor. Two other drug companies, Fresenius Kabi USA and West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, filed a brief in the inmates' lawsuit arguing contracts prohibit their products from being used in executions. Read More »

Freedom Caucus Officially Backs New Obamacare Repeal Amendment

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It is not clear at this point how close the Freedom Caucus support will get the bill to passage in the House. The plan was crafted by MacArthur along with Rep. GOP Speaker Paul Ryan and top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi are at odds over a demand by Democrats to use the must-do measure to guarantee that payments continue to flow under the health care law to help low-income beneficiaries with out-of-pocket costs. Read More »

Michigan chooses rural highways for 75 mph speed limit

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State Highways will see a speed limit increase up to 65 miles per hour. I-75 from Mackinaw City to Bay City also jumps to 120 kilometres per hour. As soon as next week, the new speed limit will be 75 mph on some 600 miles miles of highway. Read More »

New Orleans Finally Begins Taking Down Confederate Monuments

A few hours after construction crews began removing a statue meant to recognize "white supremacy in the South", Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the city should "truly remember all of our history, not part of it". The monuments will be held in storage until they can be placed in a museum or other similar facility. New Orleans is just the latest of many Southern cities grappling with their historically racialized iconography in the modern era. Read More »

Berkeley reverses course on Ann Coulter speech

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It is unclear where in Berkeley Coulter might be speaking next week, but the conservative pundit tweeted Wednesday that she has instructed a " Berkeley student group" to rent out a venue. In a separate tweet she said she's not free May 2. "They are now gonna say, 'if you say things that we don't like, it's not protected by the First Amendment.'". Read More »

MSDF, Carl Vinson to hold joint drills in Sea of Japan

China's defense ministry has also repeatedly criticized THAAD's deployment and said the military will take unspecified actions in response. Confusion had clouded the carrier's whereabouts earlier this month after USA officials indicated it was sailing towards North Korea when in fact it was heading south. Read More »

Listen to Chris Soules' FULL 911 call

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The driver of the tractor was reportedly taken by ambulance to a hospital where he died. It was later confirmed that Soules was released after he posted his $10,000 for bail. The crash caused the tractor to go into the east ditch and Soules' Chevy Silverado went into the west ditch. The tractor went into a ditch, and Soules allegedly fled before law enforcement arrived and didn't return to the scene. Read More »

Arkansas Executes Convicted Murderer Minutes Before Death Warrant Expired

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Johnson, who was also scheduled for execution April 20, was granted a stay of execution so that DNA evidence could be tested. The court had earlier in the week declined to step in and overturn the Arkansas Supreme Court's stay of execution in the case of two condemned men whose cases bear resemblance to an Alabama case the Supreme Court will soon consider. Read More »

Trump reiterates commitment to build Mexican border wall

Republicans will need at least some Democrats to vote for the funding bill in order to avoid a government shutdown, since some House conservatives are balking at the price tag. Democratic leaders had said they would not support a bill that included funds for the wall. "And the wall gets built". "On funding the border wall , Trump said he could get it this week or the administration could come back to it in September", Trey Yingst, a White House correspondent for One America News, ... Read More »

Trump denies changing position on border wall: 'It will get built'

Republicans will need at least some Democrats to vote for the funding bill in order to avoid a government shutdown, since some House conservatives are balking at the price tag. Other stumbling blocks remain, but the decision by Mr Trump and his Republican allies to back down on the wall steered the talks on the spending measure in a positive direction. Read More »

U.S. judge blocks key part of Trumps sanctuary cities order

He adds that the ruling is "a gift to the criminal gang and cartel element in our country" and claims it puts "thousands of innocent lives at risk". But PolitiFact said that it would be unfair to criticize the quality of the 9th Circuit's decisions because of how big it is - covering the western United States, as well as Alaska and Hawaii - and the fact that a small handful of its cases actually reach the Supreme Court. Read More »

Treasury chief cites 'largest tax reform' ever

It also does not include the so-called border adjustment tax preferred by House leaders. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) says President Donald Trump's tax plan will amount to - in Mnuchin's words - "the biggest tax cut" and the "largest tax reform" in US history. Read More »

North Korea stages large-scale artillery drill as U.S

But the unpredictable communist nation rattled its saber all the same, with drills that served as a reminder of the threat it poses below the border to USA -allied South Korea . move to send its naval group, while the country's revolutionary forces could sink the USS Carl Vinson with a single strike. However, the deterrence effect of the operation may have been undermined by confusion over when the carrier arrives. Read More »

IS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

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The statement said it is the responsibility of Afghans, not the USA, to remove IS from the country. The US commander in Afghanistan said on Friday that the decision to use one of the biggest conventional bombs ever used in combat was purely tactical. Read More »

Ivanka Trump Booed At Women's Summit In Germany

Who are you representing: "your father as the president of the United States, the American people or your business?" There were groans, moans and eyerolls from some members of the audience, which I can tell you is pretty much as close as you can get to a full blown outburst from my people. Read More »

Warriors seize a three-game lead, Grizzlies beat Spurs in overtime

At the end of the night, it was up to Marc Gasol to make the difference. "L.A. ( LaMarcus Aldridge ) contested it very, very well, and it went down". Randolph added 12 points and 11 rebounds, but was 4 of 12 from the field. Did you get all that? Harrison finished with seven points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and that one huge block in 20 minutes off the bench. Read More »

Race tight in Georgia vote seen as test for Trump

The contest has largely been seen as a test of President Donald Trump's popularity - particularly because he barely won the district, even though his pick for health and human services secretary, former Rep. With just two candidates in the race, Republicans are vowing to close ranks behind Handel's candidacy. Ossoff, a former congressional staffer and documentary filmmaker, ran on a pledge to "Make Trump Furious". Read More »

NFL Patriots meet Trump without Tom Brady, some teammates

The Patriots strongly refuted a Times tweet showing the 2015 and 2017 photographs, saying the comparisons "lack context". In 2015, the Patriots had won their first Super Bowl in 11 years and most of the players were enjoying their first opportunity to visit the White House . Read More »

Dashcam video released of officer involved shooting

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Two suspects have been detained while police search for a third suspect. When the three suspects involved fled the scene, they were intercepted by officers a block away. Authorities are investigating and police said the officers who fired their guns would be placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard practice. Read More »