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Man guilty of killing missing California girl

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A supporter wears a T-shirt with an image of Sierra LaMar outside of the Santa Clara County Hall of Justice on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 , in San Jose, Calif . Garcia-Torres also pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to kidnap and carjack three women in 2009 as they returned to their cars late at night in Morgan Hill parking lots. Read More »

Female senators will be included in health group

Sen. Shelly Moore Capito entered the meeting Tuesday morning, saying she had been invited to this session. Democrats have criticized Republicans for excluding women from the group. GOP senators have made clear they will likely make substantial changes in the House bill. About 965,000 Missourians get health care coverage through the state's Medicaid program, called MO HealthNet. Read More »

Paul Ryan visits NYC school run by charter advocate

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Some parents attending the protest told Gothamist that specific programming for the special needs students had been cut, which made Ryan's visit, which focused on Success Academy, disappointing. "Touring Success Academy, listening to these great kids and their committed teachers, hearing their stories". 14,000 students are enrolled. Supporters point to teaching methods that have consistently raised test scores. Read More »

Delaware State Trooper Shot Dead, Suspected Murderer Killed in Standoff with Police

Ballard was an eight-and-a-half year veteran assigned to Glasgow, police reported . He graduated from the police academy in 2009. He leaves behind a wife and a 5-year-old stepdaughter. Ballard, who was gunned down in a Wawa parking lot. Police say a suspect is holed up in a house about 15 miles south of the shooting scene and has fired on officers there. Read More »

Trump administration delays Paris climate agreement decision

Climate activists rally at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. on April 9, 2017 urging President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the Paris climate agreement. "Like the one-sided Paris climate accord where the United States pays. billions of dollars while China, Russia, and India have contributed (to pollution) and will contribute nothing", he had alleged. Read More »

North Korea fails in ballistic missile test-fire

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President Donald Trump said after North Korea's latest failed rocket launch that communist leader Kim Jong-Un will eventually develop better missiles, and "we can't allow it to happen". "The policy of strategic patience is over", Tillerson said Friday. The fact that security tensions on the Korean peninsula have no easy resolution has been discovered by consecutive USA administrations which have all grappled with responding to not just missile launches by Pyongyang, but also its nuclear ... Read More »

Judge vacates Hernandez murder conviction

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Judge E. Susan Garsh ruled Tuesday that a legal doctrine that calls for vacating convictions when a defendant dies before the appeal was binding precedent. Thompson says he has recent correspondence from Hernandez in which he was interested in pursuing an appeal of his conviction. The 27-year-old Hernandez was also accused of a separate double murder in 2012 and acquitted five days before he killed himself. Read More »

US navy ship collides with South Korean fishing boat

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The incident is under investigation by both the U.S. Navy and the South Korea Coast Guard. "Both ships were able to navigate under their own power", the statement added. The fishing vessel crew later said it didn't have a radio and didn't hear the radio calls from the Navy, according to the official. The strike group includes the Vinson, embarked Carrier Air Wing 2, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Read More »

Trump expected to sign expanded drilling order Friday

Environmentalists are already planning to fight Trump at every turn, according to The Hill , citing the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. "This action caps a productive 100 days of the president keeping his commitment to develop our nation's vast energy potential". He thanked Zinke and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who had also counseled Trump on his last-minute decision not to pull out of NAFTA. Read More »

Sally Yates: Alarm about Russian blackmail led to warning on Flynn

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Trump ignored the warning. The White House was warned in January that Donald Trump's national security advisor Michael Flynn was vulnerable to Russian blackmail, a top former official told lawmakers on Monday. Obama, who had fired Flynn as defense intelligence chief two years earlier for mismanagement, warned Trump about Flynn's conduct during a first meeting in the Oval Office on November 10, two days after the election. Read More »

Court hearing on travel ban focuses on Trump's words, the Constitution

Only yesterday did the White House delete that page, and only after White House press gaslighter Sean Spicer was grilled about the page at his briefing on Monday. On Jan. 27, shortly after taking office, Trump signed an executive order prohibiting visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries. "Can we look at his college speeches?" he asked . Read More »

McConnell defends all-male health overhaul group

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Democratic Sen. Patty Murray blasted Hatch's comments. In Illinois, a state that expanded coverage under former President Obama's Affordable Care Act, Rauner says he will push senators to change the Republican efforts to overhaul the ACA, so the impacts are not as dire for his state. Read More »

Statement on Muslim ban removed from Trump's website after press briefing

But Judge Diana Gribbon Motz and other judges expressed doubt that a president's judgment on national security could never be questioned by federal courts, such as if the president simply issued a ban against Muslims. The proposed legislation is facing High Court opposition as judges, including the former Attorney General Sally Yates, say that the ban is unenforceable. Read More »

Judge to hear arguments on bid to erase Hernandez conviction

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Hernandez's appellate attorneys have made their request under a long-standing legal principle holding that when defendants die before their direct appeal is decided, their convictions are vacated. State authorities took custody of the letters before releasing them to Hernandez's family, according to the Worcester County District Attorney's Office. Read More »

Chelsea Manning Releases 1st Statement Since Clemency Win

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In a joint statement Manning's attorneys, Nancy Hollander and Vincent Ward, pointed out she had already served longer than any whistleblower in USA history. Manning also passed on sensitive messages between United States diplomats, intelligence assessments of Guantanamo detainees being held without trial and military records from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read More »

Iowa Rep. Rod Blum quits interview over town hall questions

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP ) — U.S. Rep. Rod Blum angrily walked out of a televised interview in front of a group of schoolchildren in Dubuque, Iowa, when pressed about screening attendees to his public meetings. People in the crowd were given tickets with numbers. So far so good, except for Blum blowing his top at an easy follow-up question on whether the congressman would accept donations from voters outside of his district. Read More »

Freedom caucus member launches bid for Idaho governor

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Labrador, who represents half of the state in Congress, is one of D.C.'s most notorious tea party bomb throwers: Labrador was a founder and remains an influential member of the nihilistic House Freedom Caucus. Born in Puerto Rico, he received his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law. Labrador will not be alone in the race to replace Republican Gov. Read More »

23-year-old suspect in 2016 Arizona serial killings arrested

Aaron Saucedo was already in custody for a 2015 homicide when he was rebooked on 26 additional felony charges related to the Serial Street Shootings, PEOPLE confirms. Among those killed were Stephanie Ellis and her 12-year-old daughter, who were shot to death along with a family friend as they sat listening to music in their vehicle. Read More »

The Valley's future remains precarious despite smart addition of Valparaiso

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Missouri State University president Clif Smart said the "expansion committee will continue to meet for the next nine months to evaluate further expansion opportunities" after the Valpo announcement. Also, even though Valparaiso renovated lockers rooms and weight rooms among its upgrades four years ago, MVC officials still had concerns about the school's facilities, according to sources. Read More »

Democratic Senator May Defy Party to Vote for AHCA

The bill as passed by the House moves in the opposite direction, but Mr. Trump presented it differently. House Speaker Paul Ryan appeared resigned to the legislative reality that the bill he unveiled with great fanfare, after years of Republican pledges to replace Obamacare will be altered as part of a "multistage process". Read More »

General Electric Company (GE) has a 52-week low of $27.76

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Other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $34.00 target price on shares of General Electric Company in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Dividends is a reward scheme, that a company presents to its shareholders. This is a positive change from Portland General Electric Company's previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. Read More »

GOP congressman: Republicans 'irresponsible' to celebrate health vote

Nor is it clear that the 52 Senate Republicans (with the support of Vice President Mike Pence to break ties) can pass it. Numerous 31 states that accepted Obama's expansion of that program are led by GOP governors, and senators have no interest in cutting their states' funds and taking coverage away from voters. Read More »

University of Texas stabbing suspect had mental health issues, police say

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According to the police, he calmly walked around the campus and randomly stabbed other students. White, 21, was armed with a large hunting knife during the Monday afternoon, May 1 attack. Because of this university canceled its rest of the days scheduled. It was later determined that the shots came from a nearby construction site and did not involve anyone from UT. Read More »

Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump

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But McGahn had an odd response. He called the DOJ officials back to the White House the next day and asked them a perplexing question, Yates recounted to a Senate Judiciary subcommittee Monday afternoon: Why does it matter to DOJ if one White House official lies to another White House official? But Ms Yates went to the White House to warn officials that they had been misled about the nature of those calls between Mr Flynn and Sergey Kislyak , which took place before Mr Trump was ... Read More »

MI rep. arrested again for 'super drunk' driving

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Kivela's blood alcohol was more than twice the legal limit of 0.08, which qualifies him for prosecution under the state's so-called super drunk law, Jerue said. The lawmaker from the Upper Peninsula issued a statement on November 10, 2015 that said he was seeking treatment for alcoholism. He got a year on probation and a $1,600 fine. Read More »

Trump calls Yates' testimony 'old news' in quick response to Senate testimony

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Clapper said that he was not aware of the FBI's counterintelligence probe into Russian Federation meddling in the election during his time as head of the nation's 17 spy agencies. James Clapper, director of national intelligence under Obama, also testified Monday. That's an assessment that's looking increasingly detached from USA intelligence officials. Read More »

Republican healthcare bill passed, Obamacare 'dead'

And it shifts power from Washington back to the states and, most importantly, back to you, the patient. MCEVERS: And let's be clear. "People will die if this becomes law of the land". With insurers now permitted to charge older people as much as five times what they charge younger individuals - instead of three times or more under Obamacare - older Americans see their premiums soar. Read More »