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Trump to address rifle association convention

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Cox, left, President Donald Trump and NRA Executive Vice President Wayne La Pierre at 2016's NRA convention. As the then presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee, Trump once pledged that he would eliminate gun-free zones if elected after he won the NRA endorsement for president. Read More »

Researchers to look for signs of CTE in Aaron Hernandez's brain

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Baez said the family wanted Hernandez's brain turned over to Boston University's CTE centre, which studies chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a condition linked to the sort of repeated head hits common in football that can lead to aggression and dementia later in life and led to a billion-dollar lawsuit against the NFL. Read More »

'John: 316' allegedly written on Hernandez's forehead when he was found dead

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Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell Wednesday, April 19, 2017, MA prisons officials said. "He was blowing kisses to her, she was blowing kisses to him, I don't know why he would take his life after that", he said. There were no signs of a struggle and Hernandez was alone at the time of the hanging, Early's office said. Read More »

Short Interest in STMicroelectronics NV (STM) Decreases By 40.1%

Therefore 14% are positive. On Wednesday, January 27 the stock rating was upgraded by Kepler Cheuvreux to "Hold". 09/14/2015 - STMicroelectronics N.V. STMicroelectronics had 12 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, October 30 by Craig Hallum. Read More »

Pentagon: US soldiers possibly killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

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Two U.S. special forces troops killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday may have been struck by friendly fire in an operation targeting the emir of Islamic State militants in Afghanistan, a Pentagon spokesman said on Friday. He was the ISIS emir in Afghanistan... The US military suspects Hasib was killed but has not confirmed that, he said. A USA military spokesman in Kabul on Thursday said that soldier did not require medical evacuation. Read More »

Other Views: A GOP health care reprieve?

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With no resolution, the situation has compounded uncertainty over the ultimate fate of "Obamacare". We're back to square one as far as I'm concerned. But at least one member - Rep. And White House budget director Mick Mulvaney has suggested the health care payments could be tied to Democratic support for financing the president's wall on the Mexican border. Read More »

Pope Francis makes history with trip to Egypt

A man rides a bicycle past a billboard ahead of Pope Francis' visit in Cairo , Egypt , April 26, 2017. He is also to participate in an worldwide peace conference organised by Al-Azhar, the world's primary seat of Sunni Islamic learning. Read More »

Time Inc. Says No to Sale, Stock Drops Sharply

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Time Inc . has decided against selling itself, the company said Friday morning. "President and CEO Rich Battista and the management team to execute on the strategic plan". "Following that review, the board has determined that the company will continue to pursue its strategic plan". The board also affirmed that Time remained on track with its financial outlook for the year. Read More »

Delaware Mourns Fallen State Trooper Stephen Ballard

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As of Thursday afternoon, police have not yet revealed why the vehicle was investigated or the motive behind the shooting. When Ballard asked Sealy to get out of the vehicle, a struggle ensued. Delaware Gov. John Carney ordered all USA and state flags to be flown at half-staff in Ballard's memory. Additional officers arrived on the scene and apprehended the driver of the Dodge Charger, who stayed on the scene and waited for police. Read More »

Japan, US on high alert over N. Korea

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South Korea's Yonhap news agency , citing an unnamed government source, reported that Pyongyang appeared to have deployed a number of long-range artillery units in the region of Wonsan, which is a coastal North Korean area. The move is widely seen as a show of force by the Trump administration as it seeks to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. China is North Korea's only ally and main trading partner - and the United States has been urging Beijing to help put pressure on ... Read More »

White House Is Covering Up Flynn Scandal

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The senior members of Congress on the House Oversight Committee say classified military documents show that the Trump administration's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn , did not ask permission or inform the US government about payments he received for appearances before Russian organizations in 2015 and for lobbying that helped Turkey's government. Read More »

Suspect points gun at victim's head in KC robbery

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The man wearing a light blue hooded sweatshirt entered the restaurant, placed an order, then pulled a gun instead of a wallet out of his pocket and pointed it at the cashier just two hours before closing. He waves the gun around, repeatedly pointing in the cashier's face and demands money from the register. On Friday morning, police reported they found the suspect and he is in custody. Read More »

Gorsuch asks his first questions in Supreme Court oral arguments

The court will have its full complement of nine justices, five conservatives and four liberals, for arguments for the first time since the death of long-serving conservative Antonin Scalia in February 2016. Gorsuch showed his well-known, heavy focus on the text of statutes in order to judge cases before him. He stressed, as he had at his confirmation hearings, that the text of the law would matter more to him than whether it resulted in outcomes that might not be what Congress had intended. Read More »

First Confederate monuments removed in New Orleans

The mayor's office said that in 1932, the city placed a plaque on the monument stating that the battle memorialized was meant to "overthrow of carpetbag government, ousting the usurpers", and "the national election of November 1876 recognized white supremacy in the South and gave us our state". Read More »

Moderates Hedge On New Obamacare Repeal Amendment

It already was clear that Republicans would have a hard time mustering the 216 votes needed, as 21 Republicans have publicly come out against a deal that the House Freedom Caucus had signed off on. The amendment would also allow insurers to charge enrollees in their 50s and early 60s more than younger ones. Critics of the Republican health effort immediately seized on the provision. Read More »

Republicans offer stop-gap to avert USA government shutdown

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Following President Donald Trump's decision to scrap certain demands over health care spending and the proposed border wall, progress appeared to be in the works. "Let's make sure these basics are done for the American people and then let's get about the important business of changing their tax code and making sure they have the best healthcare in the world", said Republican Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma. Read More »

Trump Puts Agriculture in the Spotlight

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Sonny and I served as governors during the same period of time, and I was able to get to know him well. The Administration's proposed budget slashes almost $5 billion from critical agriculture and rural economic development initiatives, which is 21 percent of the U.S. Read More »

France Presidential Election 2017: Emmanuel Macron gets heckled by Le Pen supporters

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Jean-Marie Le Pen, who repeatedly has been convicted of crimes based on anti-Semitism and racism, founded the National Front party that his daughter now leads but the two have had strong political disagreements at times. She did not mention shechitah, the kosher slaughter of animals, but did say she wanted to outlaw any slaughter of animals without stunning. Le Pen and Macron will face off in a live televised debate on May 3. Read More »

The Simpsons' had a grim take on Trump's first 100 days

An early investigation into Russian election hacking now includes questions about possible ties between Mr. Trump's inner-circle and Russia, and his approval rating has dropped to the lowest of any president in his first 100 days. The level of comedic detail is impressive. Notice the framed photo of Trump getting pumped behind the steering wheel of a truck - an actual photo of the president that went viral - along with books with titles like " The Little Book of Big Bombs " and "Florida on ... Read More »

Trump to Renegotiate NAFTA

Mr Videgaray said the call, which was initiated by Pena Nieto and lasted about 20 minutes, focused exclusively on the looming talks over NAFTA's "renegotiation and modernization". I will. And I think we'll be successful in the renegotiaton, which frankly would be good because it will be simpler. With hundreds of billions of dollars at stake, it's little wonder those countries' leaders pressed Trump not to abandon the trade agreement. Read More »

Afghanistan: Taliban Launches Spring Offensive Against US, Afghan Forces

Unofficial sources say the toll was higher. Both the Afghan and USA forces conducted regular strikes against the loyalists of the terror group in this province. The US has around 8,400 troops in the country with about another 5,000 from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. But the offensive comes with Afghan forces, supported by about 8,400 US troops and 5,000 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers, facing what visiting US Defence Secretary James Mattis described this week as " ... Read More »

Judge Says Trump Can't Punish Sanctuary Cities After All

The judge who issued the latest ruling hails from California, the same state as the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which heard the previous cases. The court ruled that the order was in effect a ban on Muslims, violating the U.S. constitution's guarantee of religious freedom. But Trump's order would not prevent sanctuary cities from receiving federal funds where mandated by law. Read More »

Key provisions of proposed GOP health care compromise

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The ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus announced its support for the latest version of the legislation on Wednesday. What we do know about the new bill is it's won't be all that different from that last one. A slew of hard-line conservatives such as Meadows and Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert support the current bill. That's a crushing blow to most of the states that voted for Trump in which the opioid and drug crisis is killing thousands of people and destroying families. Read More »

Despite controversy, Trump grinds out some progress in first 100 days

If you break down Trump's approval ratings based on who people voted for in the presidential election, a starkly different picture emerges. Large majorities disapprove of the entry ban on visitors from six Muslim states that is now stalled in the courts, building the wall against Mexico and refusing Syrian refugees entry into the U.S. Read More »

Bell tolls as police ambush killer gets death sentence

Frein is a survivalist and at trial prosecutors told jurors that the sniper attack was aimed at sparking a "revolution" against the USA government. Bryon Dickson II and wounded Trooper Alex Douglass. Cpl. The jury convicted Frein last week of killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson II, and severely injuring Trooper Alex Douglass on September 12, 2014, during a sniper attack on the Blooming Grove barracks. Read More »

Alex Jones loses primary custody; ex-wife gets joint custody

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Who knows what sort of craziness 2017 has yet to fling at us, but so far the airing of right-wing radio host/performance artist/sentient Truck Nut Alex Jones' dirty laundry-most of which, it must be noted, he already voluntarily aired on the internet-is a solid contender for our top 10 rubbernecking moments of the year. Read More »

Ann Coulter a no-show at raucous but peaceful Berkeley rally

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Police detain a person as they work to keep opposing protesters apart Thursday in Berkeley. "While we cherish our freedoms of speech and assembly, there is no freedom to silence others or to commit violence", University Chancellor Nicholas Dirks and Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin said in a joint statement . Read More »

Berkeley protests: No Ann Coulter, but demonstrators gather

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University police erected barricades and refused to let any protesters enter the campus. Six people were arrested - one for obstructing an officer and wearing a mask to evade police, and another for possessing a knife. Instead of going to UC Berkeley, Coulter hung out at the home of Peter Thiel, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal who spoke in favor of Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention past year. Read More »

Trump can't escape the Flynn debacle

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Therefore, it was natural that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was going to be confronted with questions about Flynn today. Amid the overwhelming evidence that former national security adviser Michael Flynn waltzed into the Trump administration while failing to disclose that he had taken money from Russia, Sean Spicer tried to shift the blame onto the Obama administration. Read More »

DesJarlais Announces Support For American Health Care Act

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This second spending bill concession by the White House makes the specter of a shutdown unlikely. Pelosi demanded that the next CR include language providing for permanent funding for the CSR subsidies, but Mulvaney said the president would not sign a bill if it included the payments. Read More »

How to Get the New Reebok Alien Stompers Double Pack

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Unlike the crew members that Ripley keeps finding herself saddled with, Reebok has learned from past mistakes. In the climactic showdown between Ripley and the Alien Queen in 1986's Aliens, Ripley fights off the skeletal, black Xenomorph from inside her yellow powerloader exosuit. Read More »

Trump's Tweet-And-Switch On Shutdown And Flynn

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Senate on the situation in North Korea. Two, Flynn's communications simply amounted to too much information for the White House to sift through. And if there were a shutdown, let's remember this: Republicans control all levels of power in Washington, the House, Senate and White House. Read More »