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One Of Congress' Most Powerful Figures Isn't Running For Re-election

Jon Huntsman, Jr.'s campaign manager and chief of staff for two years, and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008, where he's remained ever since. "I'm happy he'll be able to spend more time with his family, which I feel is really important". There has been speculation that McMullin planned to challenge Chaffetz for his seat in 2018. Read More »

Ossoff Only Earned 1.3 Percent More Than Clinton In Georgia's 6th

Great job Karen Handel! That massive influx of cash, coupled with a lack of any other serious Democrats in the race and a disdain among many Republicans in the district for Trump's in-your-face style, made for a surprising opportunity for Democrats in the south - a region where the party has been decimated over the last decade. Read More »

New Trump Order Extends 'Buy American' And 'Hire American' Rules

The biggest target is the H-1B visa program , which is created to help technology firms fill jobs requiring special skills but which critics say often is used to replace American workers with lower-paid foreign competitors. Betsy Lawrence, the director of government relations for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, told CNN that, "Although released with ceremonial flair, the order will have no immediate impact on H-1Bs". Read More »

Like Trump, China Has No Good North Korea Options: QuickTake Q&A

Responding to tough talk from the United States administration of Donald Trump, North Korea leader Kim Jong-un promised on Thursday to "reduce" the United States, as well as South Korea, "to ashes" in what an official North Korea government news outlet described as a "super mighty pre-emptive strike" against the two countries. Read More »

Hospital: Seattle officer in critical condition

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A King County Sheriff's Deputy carries a gun as he runs near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle , Thursday, April 20, 2017 . The scene where two polcie officers were shot in Seattle on April 20, 2017. Chief Kathleen O'Toole told reporters at first that the injuries to the officers were believed to be minor, but hospital officials later said one of the officers is in critical condition. Read More »

Support for marijuana legalization hits all-time high

Sixty-five percent think marijuana is less risky than most other drugs. Congress approved a major overhaul of drug laws , the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, which removed some mandatory minimum sentences for minor drug offenses but also classified marijuana, at least temporarily, as a Schedule I drug with no valid medical use, along with heroin, mescaline and LSD. Read More »

Killer of NFL's Will Smith gets 25 years for manslaughter

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Racquel Smith, center, widow of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith, leaves the Orleans Parish criminal courthouse with supporters, during a recess for a sentencing hearing for Cardell Hayes , who killed her husband and shot her, and was convicted of manslaughter in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Read More »

United Airlines can't say if video has hit sales

David Dao. The panel's chairman, Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and top Democrat, Rep. Peter DeFazio of OR, jointly announced their plan Wednesday. In a recent interview with industry publication Corporate Counsel , Hawaiian Airlines chief legal officer Aaron Alter said that there are important lessons to be learned from the current crisis of reputation facing United. Read More »

Arkansas executions are temporarily on hold

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The state originally set eight executions over an 11-day period in April, which would have been the most by a state in such a compressed period since the U.S. The ruling clears one of the main legal hurdles the state faces in its effort to carry out two executions Thursday night. The filing says: "As is oft said, justice delayed is justice denied". Read More »

Pro-pot activists plan to hand out joints outside Capitol

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He insisted the police were out of line. Schiller said he believed Thursday's arrests were intended as a pre-emptive strike against that action. According to a press release on the DCMJ website, attendees of the "1st Annual Joint Session" are entitled to receive "two free marijuana joints". Read More »

Arkansas Inmates Ask SCOTUS to Block Remaining Executions

Even if Arkansas wins reversals at the state level, the eight inmates who had been scheduled to be put to death this month have three requests for reprieves at the U.S. Marcel Williams argues that his execution could be especially painful because he is obese and has diabetes. Now it's unclear whether any executions will proceed. Read More »

Judge blocks Missouri's abortion-restricting rules

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Webb City State Representative Charlie Davis tells NewsTalk KZRG the judge is over-reaching his authority. Spokespersons for Planned Parenthood Great Plains and Planned Parenthood of the St. Planned Parenthood last November sued to challenge requirements that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and that clinics meet hospital-like standards for outpatient surgery. Read More »

RNC's McDaniel: Ossoff 'Least Qualified' to Represent Georgia

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Despite major outside money, FAKE media support and eleven Republican candidates, BIG "R" win with runoff in Georgia. "This should be a wake-up call for the Republican Party in the South", he told NBC's "Today" show. The Democrat reportedly amassed an astounding $8.3 million from almost 200,000 donors, with over 95 percent of those contributions coming from out of state. Read More »

Amid doubts and recriminations, Putin meets with Tillerson

Days after that attack, Trump ordered a cruise missile strike that targeted a Syrian air base - a strike that Russian Federation says violated global law. envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, making it clear that Assad should have no future in Syria as Tillerson took a softer line. Lavrov protested that Russian Federation was the victim of "very slanderous attacks", and added: "I have to say once again ... Read More »

Amber Alert Issued for Two Children out of Oklahoma

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Adelyn is a white female. The suspect is the mother of the two children, 31-year-old Sarah Jane Lewis. The Amber Alert for Maxwell Keener and Adelyn Keener has been canceled. She is driving a 2002 silver Infiniti with Oklahoma license plate 107-CRF. Their direction of travel is unknown. Lewis is allegedly addicted to methamphetamine and has used the drugs in the presence of her children. Read More »

Reason Why Tom Brady Missed Donald Trump Visit Revealed

The New England Patriots visited the White House today to meet the guy who ruined the XFL (Trump), but seven players skipped the field trip - most notably Tom Brady. Several players this year alluded to USA politics as motivation for not attending: "I just don't feel welcome in that house", running back LeGarrette Blount reportedly told the Rich Eisen radio show . Read More »

AR Supreme Court grants stay of execution for inmate Stacey Johnson

In this Monday evening, April 17, 2017 photo, the sun sets behind clouds over an Arkansas State Police command post outside the Varner Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction near Varner. After that ruling was overturned, McKesson filed a new complaint on Tuesday to stop the Arkansas Department of Corrections from using the drugs, which would essentially block the remaining executions. Read More »

Court Rulings Block 2 Scheduled Executions Today In Arkansas

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The state had originally set eight executions over an 11-day period, which would have been the most by a state in such a short period since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. The company said it would suffer harm financially and to its reputation if the executions were carried out. "We've established that modern DNA testing methods can prove Mr. Read More »

Trump must release tax returns

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Mr. Trump says he can't release them because he's under audit. And on February 3, in the midst of major protests against Trump's first executive order on immigration , the president tweeted that "Professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters are proving the point of millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" On Saturday, in marches held in Washington DC, Los Angeles and in cities worldwide, thousands demanded a chance to examine Trump's business ties and ... Read More »

Pro-Trump, anti-Trump protesters clash in Berkeley, Calif.

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Demonstrators have left the park and are walking on Berkeley streets while police closely follow them. At Civic Center Park more fights broke out. At around 10am, they were met by an equally-sized group of counter-demonstrators. And one demonstrator is carrying a a sign with that symbol of the alt-right, Pepe the frog, and the message "Green Lives Matter". Pussy-Grabbing! No! Patriarchy! No! "Fascist USA! Drive out Trump-Pence regime!" and "Fascist scum your time is done". Read More »

Facebook murder suspect kills himself after police pursuit

Steve Stephens' death marked a violent end to a almost 48-hour nationwide manhunt. Pennsylvania State Police said officers saw Stephens in Erie County on Tuesday morning. Police confirm Steve Stephens , the suspected OH shooter, was found dead in Erie, Pennsylvania. He said Stephens didn't speed away from the restaurant but drove at a normal speed. Read More »

Voters Turned Out In High Numbers For 6th District Race

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Ossoff now faces a June 20 runoff with Republican Karen Handel , former Georgia Secretary of State, who finished second in the all-parties primary. If Ossoff had won at least 50%, he would have secured the seat outright. Republicans say they could beat Ossoff in a one-on-one contest. Perez's acknowledgement of a damaged grassroots network came as Cuomo asked if Democrats could replicate their strategy in Georgia's sixth congressional district elsewhere. Read More »

Boxer Adrien Broner arrested on warrant in Cincinnati area

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Upon taking Broner into custody, officers noticed several bullet holes in the SUV, and that's when Broner claimed he had been shot at by an unknown suspect after leaving a bar in Cincinnati earlier that night. Thursday's arrest was just the latest on a lengthy list of Broner arrests that date to 2007. Broner is scheduled to appear in court April 27. The 27 year-old, who has found himself on the wrong side of regulations on many occasions in the recent past, was bailed at 5am on ... Read More »

Wei-Yin Chen throws a gem as Miami shuts out Seattle

Keuchel back in ace form for Astros, Mariners give Ichiro bobblehead, Tanaka and Yanks close out big homestand, Reds' Garrett rolling in first season. Hernandez (1-1, 2.95 ERA) will square off against Edinson Volquez (0-1, 3.45 ERA). In three starts, Gallardo has allowed 24 hits and walked six. Indians 11, Twins 4: Jose Ramirez homered and drove in two runs, and Josh Tomlin gave up three runs in six innings to lead Cleveland over Minnesota. Read More »

Homeland Security: Deported DREAMer Had Protected Status

Montes, 23, is believed to be the first DACA recipient to be deported despite suggestions by President Trump that he would show compassion to the so-called Dreamers and had backed away from campaign promises to end the program initiated under President Barack Obama. Read More »

Is Georgia election a sign of a Democratic comeback?

Democrats, searching for answers at a time when they are shut out of power in Washington, found a unifying figure in Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker who campaigned on a promise to "Make Trump Furious". They hoped to clinch victory without a runoff by clearing 50% of the vote in the first round against the splintered GOP field. Speaking of Republicans, let's talk about a potentially disenchanted minority that this race may have pulled back the curtain on. Read More »

VCU's Mo Alie-Cox signing with Indianapolis Colts

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Because Alie-Cox was a fifth-year player at VCU, he was eligible for last year's National Football League draft, making him a free agent able to sign with any National Football League team. There were other teams interested in him, but it sounds like he's chosen to sign with the Colts. They are reportedly going to try to usher another college basketball player through the same transition. Read More »

Colorado Justice Neil Gorsuch's first day on the Supreme Court is today

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After the conference concluded, the court announced that Gorsuch had not participated presumably because he needed time to adjust to his new job and prepare for upcoming oral arguments. After Chief Justice John Roberts delivered a short welcome to Gorsuch, the court got down to business. Meanwhile, a new Facebook page has popped up: Justice Neil Gorsuch Fan Club . Read More »

Arkansas Courts Block More Executions

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Arkansas's Supreme Court issued the latest of those reprieves, for condemned killer Stacey Johnson, minutes before the lower-court ruling on McKesson's request. On Monday, the state Supreme Court canceled Griffen's authority to preside over any litigation related to the death penalty, including capital-murder cases. Read More »

Pelosi: Trump 'Terrorizing Patriotic Young People' After DACA Recipient Deported

David Lapan, a DHS spokesman, told TheDC , "Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez was apprehended by the Calexico Station Border Patrol after illegally entering the U.S.by climbing over the fence in downtown Calexico". Montes, who suffered a traumatic brain injury as a child and has a cognitive disability, has been in the US since he was 9 years old, according to the law center. Read More »

Patriots Compare Comeback Super Bowl Win to Trump's Presidential Race

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The narrative has been that many Patriots were not attending to protest President Donald Trump. They weren't shown in Wednesday's photo because they were sitting on the lawn. Also missing was Tom Brady , the Patriots future Hall-of-Fame quarterback, who told the White House in advance he was dealing with a "personal family matter". Read More »

Trump Deports First Protected DREAMer To Mexico, Ignoring Obama's DACA Protections

A 23-year-old man sued the federal government Tuesday over his deportation to Mexico, saying he was entitled to remain in the United States under a program that shields people who came to the country as young children. Montes is the first known case of a DACA-protected immigrant being deported under President Donald Trump. Its lawsuit seeks records on why their client was deported, alleging that immigration officials violated the Freedom of Information Act for failure to respond to its request ... Read More »

President Trump Signs New Executive Order: "Buy American and Hire American"

Snap-on Chairman and CEO Nick Pinchuk said Tuesday he was pleased with President Trump's "Buy American, Hire American" speech at the company's headquarters in Wisconsin. The order calls for a series of relatively modest steps, including a multiagency report on changes needed for the H-1B visa program, under which the government admits 85,000 foreign workers annually, many of them in the high-tech, industrial, medical and science fields. Read More »

Idaho teenager, previously reported missing, dies in crash

Police say Perez lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over a small embankment. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was confirmed to be Perez, who later succumbed to his injuries at St. On Saturday, Perez was reported missing from his high school prom in Orofino. His tuxedo jacket, one shoe and a broken cellphone were found near his cousin's auto, with whom he had ridden to the prom. Read More »

California May Force Public Colleges To Offer 'Free' Abortion Pills

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Cal student Adiba Khan read the letter of a classmate to the Senate Health committee. Only candidates who trail the victor in statewide elections by 1 percentage point or less could petition for recounts under the bill . Currently, state health plans can provide coverage for medically necessary or so-called "therapeutic" abortions. "Not only will this bill destroy the lives of innocent children, but the chemical abortion medication being mandated has a notorious reputation for being very ... Read More »