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N Carolina House GOP unveiling tax, employee pay proposals

But writing legislation that can pass with only Republican votes has proven agonizing. What Grassley and Ernst did not mention are divisions within the Republican caucus in the Senate. Senate Democrats tried without success to eliminate a reference to the so-called Hyde Amendment that outlaws spending public dollars on abortions, to prevent any future cuts to Planned Parenthood. Read More »

President Trump Expected to Announce Climate Change Decision Today

Top White House aides have been divided, and Trump's decision may not be entirely clear-cut. On Thursday morning, senior administration officials said they still believed Trump planned to announce a withdrawal from the accord but would not reveal the precise mechanism the United States would utilize to execute the decision. Read More »

Nguyen makes mark at National Spelling Bee

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And like the polished spellers who fare best, she repeated the word several times and calmly asked for the definition and language of origin. "For a kid at her first National Spelling Bee, she did fantastically", Brown said of her daughter. Read More »

Trump endorses report defending Jared

A rally planned Thursday in Iowa was postponed due to "an unforeseen change" in Trump's schedule. Shortly after Trump's remarks on Twitter, homeland security secretary John Kelly made the rounds of Sunday television news shows to praise any so-called back channel communications, especially with Russian Federation, as "a good thing". Read More »

Portland stabbing suspect appears in court

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As deputies led him into the courtroom, Christian began to rant. He died at a hospital from his wounds. One woman was wearing a hijab. Christian says he went to school through ninth grade, but passed the high school equivalency exam commonly known as the G.E.D. Read More »

Teen's essay about pizza gets her admitted to Yale

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Carolina Williams, who was accepted to the Ivy League school in March, won praise from admissions officers for her standout essay answer. "I thought about it for a while, and I thought that it was probably creative and stuff, and it was easy to write about because I really do love to order pizza", she told AL.com . Read More »

Train stabbing suspect defiant in court

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Fletcher was released from an area hospital late on Monday. Wheeler said the city is in mourning from a deadly stabbing on a light-rail train and that the events would exacerbate tensions. Coco Douglas, 8, leaves a handmade sign and rocks she painted at a memorial in Portland, Ore ., on Saturday, May 27, 2017, for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-M. Read More »

After deleting prior tweet, Trump asks world to find out 'covfefe' meaning

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No amount of covfefe can help you swallow that news. Last night, the 45th president of the United States had this to say on Twitter , a tweet that has since then been taken down. As of Wednesday morning, covfefe was a top trending term on Twitter from Perth to Delhi, and from Mexico City to Paris. While some prefer "cov-FEE-fee", many others gravitate toward the more continental "cov-fay-fay" or "cov-feh-feh". Read More »

Trump wants Senate to make things 'fast and easy' for him

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Chris Sununu. Republicans, who control both chambers, are scouring the tax code, searching for ways to offset the deep rate cuts they desire. Nevertheless, GOP lawmakers have remained deeply divided on healthcare and tax reform. Even if the Senate were to change the rules to allow for a simple majority vote, the heart of the matter remains that Republicans would need to have a finalized bill ready to be debated on the floor for both healthcare and tax reform. Read More »

Former Wyoming great considered for College Hall of Fame

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Former University of Minnesota football great Bob Stein has been named to the College Football Hall of Fame ballot, the National Football Foundation (NFF) announced Thursday. Once nominated for consideration, all player candidates are submitted to one of eight district screening committees, depending on their geographic location, which conducts a vote to determine who appears on the ballot and represents their respective districts. Read More »

Pulling Out Of Paris Accord

Repealing the Paris agreement , in contrast to his other targets, represents a much easier, symbolic win that he can show his base. Trump did not sign onto a joint statement at last week's G-7 conference articulating support for the Paris accord. Read More »

Less tweeting, lawyers beg; 'Covfefe,' the president says

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Trump tweeted shortly before 1 a.m. that " Despite the constant negative press covfefe ". Both Lewandowski and Bossie visited the White House Monday night, according to two people familiar with the meeting, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a private get-together. Read More »

UN leader: US leaving Paris accord will harm its global influence

The secretary-general's speech comes as Trump this week decides if the U.S. - the second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases after China - will adhere to the emissions cut layed out in the 2015 Paris climate agreement . While scientists may disagree on the computer simulations they overwhelmingly agreed that the warming the planet is undergoing now would be faster and more intense. Read More »

Notre Dame Students Walk Out On Mike Pence During His Graduation Address

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Some protesters were arrested for trespassing after marching onto the campus. The planned walkout was a highly visible protest, not just of Pence , but of the administration which he represents. "This university is a vanguard of the freedom of expression and the free exchange of ideas at a time , sadly, when free speech and civility are waning on campuses across America", he remarked. Read More »

Henrico middle school student still in running at Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Despite spelling both of her words right in the preliminary round, she did not qualify for the finals. On her first visit to the stage, Sylvia correctly spelled the word "lecithin". No more than 50 spellers, as determined by total scores, advance to Thursday's semifinal round, scheduled to be broadcast on ESPN2 at 10 a.m. The Cary resident is a veteran of the competition, tying for 39th place in the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee . Read More »

Europe, China to Strengthen Relations as US Poised to End Climate Deal

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The White House Rose Garden". Almost 200 nations, including the United States, agreed in 2015 to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change. The European Union and China indicated they would press ahead with the deal, regardless of USA participation. That promise helped rally supporters sharing his skepticism of global efforts to police US carbon emissions. Read More »

Comey reportedly cleared to testify on Trump as soon as next week

Associates have said Comey wrote memos describing certain interactions with Trump that gave him pause in the months after the election, including details of a dinner in which he claimed the president asked him to pledge his loyalty , and a request to shut down the investigation of Flynn. Read More »

Trump asks Senate to allow legislation to be passed with simple majority

They should approve tax cuts and healthcare approved, easily and quickly. Trump argued that "Dems would do it, no doubt!" She also hoped to preserve the pre-existing condition element of Obamacare while allowing insurers to absorb the cost by using re-insurance options or risk pools that they don't now have. Read More »

Chicago's O'Hare airport gets $60 million for runway work

Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer , both Democrats. The project is due to go to bid in July, he said, with a two-year construction schedule. "We are very pleased to receive the support of this grant funding that will allow us to meet FAA's runway safety zone requirements and to provide increased safety to our air travelers", Ross Higashi, Deputy Director of the State of Hawaii's Department of Transportation Airport Divisions said. Read More »

Trump is broadening his search for FBI director

A source " close to the issue" told CNN that Comey has already spoken privately with Special Counsel Robert Mueller III to make sure that there are no legal entanglements as a result of his public testimony, and he will likely sit down with Mueller for a formal interview after his public testimony. Read More »

Trump to announce decision on Paris climate agreement

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The top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said a decision to withdraw would be "a stunning abdication of American leadership and a grave threat to our planet's future". Several big coal companies, including Cloud Peak Energy, had publicly urged Trump to stay in the deal as a way to help protect the industry's mining interests overseas, though others asked Trump to exit the accord to help ease regulatory pressures on domestic miners. Read More »

Trump's communication director Mike Dubke resigns

In a statement, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus thanked Dubke for his service in the administration and said he will "assist with the transition and be a strong advocate for the President and the President's policies moving forward". Read More »

Officer's attorneys want Castile gun permit evidence omitted

Anthony police officer fired the seventh and last shot at the Montessori school cafeteria worker - will be heavily scrutinized throughout the trial. Philando Castile's permit to legally carry a gun became a point of focus in the days after he was shot and killed by a Minnesota police officer, with some questioning whether Castile acted properly during the July traffic stop and others wondering whether the officer followed his training. Read More »

Modi's Germany visit developments: Quantum leap in economic ties

Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel followed her and blasted the USA, saying the Trump administration's "short-sighted policies. stand against the interest of the European Union ". On Monday, Merkel showed how seriously she is concerned about Washington's dependability under Trump by repeating the message she delivered a day earlier that the times when Europe could fully rely on others were "over to a certain extent". Read More »

Texas lawmaker scuffle ensues after Republican says he called ICE on protesters

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Protesters briefly interrupted the House session to decry Texas' new anti-sanctuary cities law. Despite multiple lawmakers backing up claims about Rinaldi's crass language, the only person who's come to his defense has been... Ramon Romero, D-Fort Worth, told the Tribune . Rinaldi told State Rep. Alfonso "Poncho" Nevárez (D., Eagle Pass) and other colleagues that he had called ICE on the protestors, whom Rinaldi said were carrying signs reading, "I am illegal and here to stay ". Read More »

Trump urges Muslim fightback on terror

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During a speech Sunday, Trump urged Muslims to combat a "crisis of Islamic extremism", an apparent shift from past remarks. Trump, who generated controversy with his push to ban many Muslims from entering the U.S., described the fight against terrorism as a battle between good and evil rather than a clash of civilisations. Read More »

Body of Duke University student found in Massachusetts

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Since he went missing over a week ago, authorities confirmed Monday they've found the body of Duke University student Michael Doherty . According to a press release from the Franklin Police Department, 20-year-old Michael Doherty, a graduate of Xavier High School, was last spotted in the Phyllis Lane area at 1:30 A.M. Read More »

Police officer who shot Tamir Rice has been fired

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Loehmann shot the boy , who was holding a toy gun outside a recreational centre. A county prosecutor announced in December 2015 that Loehmann and Garmback wouldn't be indicted. "We still need accountability". It was one of a string of killings that fueled protests against use of deadly force by us police, particularly against minorities. Read More »

Texas Lt. Gov. Calls Out House Members at End of Legislative Session

Gov. Dan Patrick , who presides over the Senate . "I'm just allowing it to happen". The latest legislative logjam comes the day before lawmakers are supposed finish up their work and head home for the next two years. "That's why the courts are there", Republican state Sen. Without mentioning Trump by name, GOP House budget chairman John Zerwas said "we can not count on federal assistance at this time". Read More »

Man with assault weapon arrested inside Trump hotel in DC

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Police found the weapons in his auto along with 90 rounds of ammo - with the pistol stashed in the glove compartment and the assault rifle in "plain view" . Pennsylvania records show Moles renewed his license to practice medicine in October 2016. "The secret service received information from a concerned citizen and Trump International Hotel security staff", the statement said. Read More »

1 killed, 14 injured in Didion mill explosion, officials say

Didion's ethanol plant is across the street from where the explosion happened, and it is not in any danger, Williams said. About 16 workers were at the multi-level facility, although two of them made it out unharmed, Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards told reporters early Thursday. Read More »

House Intelligence Committee Issues Subpoenas in Russia Probe

The source, who requested anonymity to discuss sensitive matters, confirmed details first published by The Associated Press Tuesday, and said Flynn would turn over personal documents, as well as specific business records. Flynn initially resisted cooperating with the investigation into Trump campaign connections to Russia and Russian meddling in the 2016 election, citing his fifth amendment rights . Read More »