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National Trump's White House will keep its guest book secret
Author: 0 Trump's White House will keep its guest book secret

Breaking with precedent, the Administration will not share with the public the names of the visitors who meet with President Trump , Vice President Pence and their senior staff. The same organization filed lawsuits that led to a voluntarily agreement with Obama in 2009. It was the first administration to make a practice of routinely releasing the information.

Author: 0 Obama avoids Trump, talks unity and youth during Chicago return

Mr Obama added that changes in the way people used media allowed them to converse just with those who agreed with their own points of view. "It's harder and harder to find common ground because of the money in politics", Obama said. Since leaving office, Obama has taken an extended vacation with former first lady Michelle, attended Broadway performances and has begun working on his memoirs.

Author: 0 Berkeley cancels Ann Coulter's visit fearing violent protests

Coulter's announcement that she intends to come to this campus on April 27 without regard for the fact that we don't have a protectable venue available on that date is of grave concern", Dirks wrote. At a press conference on Thursday afternoon the university's chancellor, Nicholas Dirks, said that the school would host Coulter on 2 May at the "protected venue".

National Trump, Patriots fight back against White House attendance photos
Author: 0 Trump, Patriots fight back against White House attendance photos

American president Donald Trump welcomed Super Bowl champions New England Patriots to the White House on Wednesday. While it isn't clear why Brady was not present, he also did not attend the White House visit in 2015. "I'm an idiot. It was my idea, it was my execution, it was my blunder", he went on. The Patriots added that this year 34 players attended and in 2015, 36 did, so the number of players was similar.

National Georgia Republican Handel thanks Trump for calling
Author: 0 Georgia Republican Handel thanks Trump for calling

Tom Price became Trump's secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. In terms of Ossoff's positioning though, if not for President Trump's extraordinarily low approval ratings in the first 100 days of his administration, Ossoff would likely be nowhere.

Author: 0 ADL offers to hold Holocaust awareness training for White House staff

Critics noted the remark ignored Hitler's use of gas chambers to kill Jews during the Holocaust, and Spicer apologized. Meghan McCain joined Mac & Gaydos Wednesday and said although Spicer is a "very nice man", she thinks others would be better suited to be White House press secretary.

Author: 0 Warriors' Durant returns for game four against Trail Blazers

The big man missed the final seven games of the regular season and the first two games of the playoffs with a nondisplaced fracture in his right leg. Brown, who has head coaching experience with the Lakers and Cavaliers, has taken over as head coach in Kerr's absence.

National New Orleans takes down 1st of 4 Confederate statues
Author: 0 New Orleans takes down 1st of 4 Confederate statues

The other three monuments scheduled for removal are statues in commemoration of Confederate General Robert E. Lee , P.G.T. Beauregard and Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis . The mayor said the effort was not about blame but rather it was to show the world that the people of New Orleans "are able to acknowledge, understand, reconcile and - most importantly - choose a better future, making straight what has been crooked and right what has been wrong".

Author: 0 March Unemployment At 11 Year Low In Sacramento

Bureau of Labor Statistics and was the lowest in the nation at 2.6 percent, the federal agency reported Friday. The state hit its highest unemployment rate of 6.9 percent multiple times in 2013 and 2014. At 4.9 percent, the IL jobless rate stands at its lowest level since June 2007, after having decreased for two consecutive months. The private industry segments with the most growth over the past month were mining and construction, leisure and hospitality and trade, transportation and utilities.

Author: 0 Photos From the Science March, on Earth Day

Tens of thousands of scientists and their supporters took to the streets in Washington , D.C. and around the world on Saturday to protest against what organizers described as an "alarming" anti-science trend. Trump - who has repeatedly denied the existence of climate change - has proposed devastating budget cuts to science funding, with the Environmental Protection Agency hardest hit by his so-called "skinny budget".

Author: 0 The Democrats are falling apart on the "come together" tour

The committee's " Come Together and Fight Back Tour " has made stops in several states won by President Donald Trump in an effort to rally support among his opposition. "While my faith guides my personal views, as mayor, I would never do anything to restrict access to reproductive health care", he said . Edwards said at the Democratic National Convention in 2016 that the party might be more successful in the Deep South if it allowed more anti-abortion candidates to rise in the ranks.

Author: 0 The Buzz | Trump's presidency: The 100-day milestone

With less than a week until Trump hits the 100-day mark in office, all eyes are on the sweeping package of legislation promised in his election campaign, that are yet to be passed. The ABC/WaPo survey found that a whopping 96 percent of those who voted for Trump in November say they have no regrets and would vote for him again.

National Prosecution rests case in fatal Pa. trooper ambush
Author: 0 Prosecution rests case in fatal Pa. trooper ambush

With his conviction sealed , Frein, 33, now faces the death penalty. District Attorney Ray Tonkin said Frein was a terrorist and a cold-blooded killer who was "literally hunting humans" when he opened fire on the Blooming Grove barracks September 12, 2014.

National Tad Cummins slipped into remote Calif. community
Author: 0 Tad Cummins slipped into remote Calif. community

Speaking on Good Morning America , he also said his daughter, who can not be named for legal reason, will need therapy and her family will ensure she gets the help she needs. Cummins was sacked by the school the day after he and Thomas disappeared. Barry said he first met Cummins at a gas station the week before where the former teacher asked for directions and needed gas, saying they lost their home in a house fire and needed money, INSIDE EDITION reports .

Author: 0 APNewsBreak: New Orleans to take down Confederate statues

Nathan Laurenson of New Orleans , left, argues with an unidentified woman, right, about the removal of the Liberty Place monument near One Canal Place Monday, April 24, 2017. "The Confederate monument in St. Louis is replicated in cities across the country, and was a multi-generational propaganda effort, mainly led by Confederate women to recast the South's role in the Civil War", Roth says .

National Senate set to confirm Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary
Author: 0 Senate set to confirm Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

Mr Perdue, a 70-year-old former two-term governor of the state of Georgia who grew up on a dairy farm, earned substantial bipartisan support and was confirmed by a vote of 87 to 11. At his hearing , he pledged to help senators sustain popular crop insurance programmes and fix problems with government dairy programmes. "Food is a noble thing to trade", Mr Perdue said.

National North Korea 'won't stop nuclear programme' until United States cripples Kim
Author: 0 North Korea 'won't stop nuclear programme' until United States cripples Kim

On April 15, North Korea offered a look at its advancing nuclear weapon and missile programs in a massive military parade in Pyongyang honoring late state founder Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of the current ruler. The issue has gained added urgency as North Korea prepares to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its Korean People's Army on Tuesday.

National Pentagon chief visits Afghanistan after deadly Taliban attack
Author: 0 Pentagon chief visits Afghanistan after deadly Taliban attack

Mattis and Nicholson's remarks come just days after the Taliban pulled off the single-most deadly attack against Afghan security forces since the beginning of the war. He was also expected to hold meetings with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other leaders. General John Nicholson, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan, said during a joint press conference in Kabul with Mattis on April 24 that he wouldn't dispute that Russia's involvement in the Afghan war includes Moscow providing ...

Author: 0 Trump sons seek to extend family brand into domestic markets

The reason for his optimism, he wrote, was the fact that most of his voters polled by ABC News and the Washington Post said they would stand by him and that 53 percent of all voters characterized him as a "strong leader". "When it came time to, as an example, send out the 59 missiles, the Tomahawks in Syria ", Trump said of his decision to strike a Syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack.

National Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping due in court Monday
Author: 0 Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping due in court Monday

Cummins was ordered detained as a flight risk and a danger. Cummins was read the federal charge against him: transportation of a minor across state lines for the objective of criminal sexual intercourse. "Obviously, we are really trying not to press her, because it's really traumatic for her to remember all of these things", Bozeman said. According to the court filing , authorities believe Tad Cummins was planning to take Elizabeth Thomas into Mexico with about $4,500 he obtained in a ...

Author: 0 Arkansas Prepares for 1st Double Execution in US Since 2000

Gorsuch and his colleagues' votes overrode these stays, rejecting arguments that the pace and manner of Arkansas' executions made them unjust. Lee was put on death row for the 1993 murder of his neighbor Debra Reese, who he beat 36 times with a tire iron.

National Indiana March jobless rate of 3.9 percent lowest since '01
Author: 0 Indiana March jobless rate of 3.9 percent lowest since '01

Around the rest of the state, Honolulu City and County saw its unemployment rate decrease from 2.6 percent in February to 2.4 percent in March; Kauai saw its rate decrease from 3 percent to 2.8 percent; and Maui's rate dropped from 3.1 percent to 2.9 percent.

National Heavy Rains Lead to Flash Flooding in Columbia
Author: 0 Heavy Rains Lead to Flash Flooding in Columbia

Another one-to-two inches are possible this evening in the area with an excess of 3 inches possible in parts of East Tennessee, North Georgia and North Carolina. Rain chances return on Thursday as a cold front works its way into the Commonwealth. This watch also extended into Wyoming County and Buchanan County, Va.

National Trump's visa executive order could have big impacts on Tennessee
Author: 0 Trump's visa executive order could have big impacts on Tennessee

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. Why shouldn't we try and hire American workers as much as possible, and yes, buy American products as much as we can? As per several U.S. reports, a majority of the H-1B visas every year are grabbed by Indian IT professionals.

Author: 0 Trump Revives Promise of US-Mexico Border Wall

Trump's biggest demand is a Democratic deal-breaker: money for his long-promised border wall with Mexico. Trump has said Mexico will repay the United States for the wall if Congress funds it first. "The spending bill to fund the government through September 30 obviously is one that can not be done by one party alone", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) at the start of recess.

National Quick-thinking McDonald's worker leads police to Facebook killer
Author: 0 Quick-thinking McDonald's worker leads police to Facebook killer

Cleveland police say they believe Stephens had two electronic devices during the Easter Sunday killing of Robert Godwin Sr . According to a report by New York Times, the three-day manhunt in a fatal shooting that garnered intense attention all over the world ended on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 with a brief auto chase.

Author: 0 What's in his tax returns that Trump needs to hide?

Trump has said an overhaul of the tax code is one of his biggest priorities, but top advisers have refused to provide details so far of how he will usher in the biggest tax cut in US history - which he has promised - without piling on trillions of dollars in new federal debt.

Author: 0 Ann Coulter's backers at UC Berkeley file lawsuit

After backlash regarding Berkeley's cancellation of Coulter's speech, the school now says it's trying to negotiate a conditional approval of Coulter's speaking engagement. Coulter told Fox News's Tucker Carlson that she adhered to all of the restrictions the university put on her appearance but that it canceled it anyway.

National Veteran kills wife at school after failing to win her back
Author: 0 Veteran kills wife at school after failing to win her back

Before Elliot Rodger shot and killed six people and then himself in Santa Barbara, California, in 2014, he left a video in which he expressed his anger at women who had rejected him, saying, "I will punish you all for it". "I just keep telling him, 'Baby, Miss Smith is on vacation". With Monday's incident in San Bernardino , the United States has now had 12 school shootings this year, on track to match last year's tally.

National French presidential candidates set for head-to-head run-off vote
Author: 0 French presidential candidates set for head-to-head run-off vote

Either way, the situation lends an air of unpredictability to not only the presidential race, but also the coming parliamentary elections in France . Even under a constitution that concentrates power in the president's hands, both Macron and Le Pen will need legislators in parliament to pass laws and implement much of their programs.

National There will be a
Author: 0 There will be a "big announcement" on tax reform Wednesday

The NYT says those include efforts to clamp down on "corporate inversions" - in which American companies merge with foreign companies to take advantage of lower tax rates outside the United States (including some territories that offer lower corporate tax rates lower than those proposed in any Republican tax cut plan).

Author: 0 Trump at 100 days: 'It's a different kind of presidency'

While Trump still draws overwhelming support from his own party, he risks losing the nation's political middle ground. On most questions about his performance or characteristics, Trump receives more negative than positive ratings. The public was also broadly supportive of Trump's handing of the recent North Korea escalation. "I'm impressed with his team there". The 100-days measure has been a focus of the media since former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who signed 15 major ...

Author: 0 Syrian regime still possesses chemical weapons: Pentagon

The U.S. defense secretary said Israel and the United States have a common enemy in militant Islamists, and he vowed to "do whatever it takes" to achieve peace. The Syrian government has been locked in a six-year civil war against an array of opposition forces. Israel has occasionally responded to fire with limited reprisals on Syrian positions.

Author: 0 Estes keeps 4th District red, Thompson announces 2018 candidacy

In Kansas, Cruz campaigned alongside Estes, the state treasurer, on Monday, introducing him at a rally and calling on citizens to turn out to vote. Estes' narrow seven-point margin of victory in a conservative stronghold could mean good things for Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections, said Loomis, who suspects the Democratic National Committee will take a look at Kansas' 3rd Congressional District, where the electorate is becoming more progressive and Republican Rep.

National Trump discusses N.Korea with Xi, Abe
Author: 0 Trump discusses N.Korea with Xi, Abe

He was born in South Korea, but reports say he is a USA citizen. Mr. Trump has pressed China to help rein in North Korea's belligerent actions. During their talks Monday, Abe and Trump again agreed that China should play "a bigger role" in defusing the rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, according to a Japanese official who briefed reporters.

National NoCo, Boulder Valley unemployment rate below 3%, state hits 40-year low
Author: 0 NoCo, Boulder Valley unemployment rate below 3%, state hits 40-year low

During March, 2.7 percent of the state's labor force was without work, down slightly from February when the unemployment rate was 2.8 percent, according to the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Pennsylvania's nonfarm jobs count was down 16,100 to 5,934,200 in March. The agency says IN lost 1,500 private sector jobs over the month, primarily due to the loss of 4,400 positions IN professional and business services and 1,400 construction jobs.

National 2 federal judges deny requests from inmates
Author: 0 2 federal judges deny requests from inmates

Of the four executions scheduled prior to today, three were ultimately stayed. Jack Jones and Marcel Williams are slated to die by lethal injection at 7:00 p.m. Jacob Rosenberg, a reporter for the Arkansas Times , told NPR on Sunday that the men also have claims of intellectual disability. Dr. Joel Zivot, who examined all of the inmates in March, said Lee had no serious medical issues compared to Williams and Jones who have diabetes, neuropathy, sleep apnea and more.

Author: 0 US Supreme Court to allow Arkansas execution

Four of those executions have been indefinitely delayed by stays for matters including DNA testing, clemency consideration or to allow for a decision in an upcoming U.S. Lee was sentenced to death for the murder of 26-year-old Debra Reese, who was bludgeoned to death by a tire tool in her Jacksonville home in 1993. Several of Reese's neighbors saw Lee near the house and identified him to police.

National Alleged Facebook killer Steve Stephens found dead from self-inflicted gunshot
Author: 0 Alleged Facebook killer Steve Stephens found dead from self-inflicted gunshot

He shot himself in the head as the vehicle spun out of control. Stephens, 37, shot dead Robert Godwin, 74, as the victim walked home from Easter lunch on Sunday in Cleveland. Only one of the siblings, Godwin's younger brother Lindsey Jones, has seen the footage. One of the pursuing troopers picked his spot - in front of an abandoned school - and hit Stephens' bumper to get him to stop.

Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez's attorney plans to sue for negligence around his death

The $6 million represents a $3.25 million bonus from the Pats that was stopped hours after Hernandez's arrest for Lloyd's murder in 2013, and an additional $2.5 million in base salary also halted after the arrest. Hernandez had been in a MA prison serving life without parole for the shooting murder of his friend, Odin Lloyd. John Thompson said Friday he would file the necessary paperwork in Bristol County, the jurisdiction where Hernandez was tried and convicted in 2015.

Author: 0 New York Becomes First State to Offer Free 4-Year College Tuition

Christy says while the Excelsior program will make it more attractive for some to attend a SUNY school, she doesn't believe it will negatively affect enrollment at D'Youville. That alone is enough to make school affordable for most. There are no caps on the amount of residents who can receive full tuition. "We need funding for childcare, we need money for EOP (Educational Opportunity Program), we need money for room and board, textbook affordability and health care", Cohen said.

National Harvard researchers find copy of Declaration of Independence
Author: 0 Harvard researchers find copy of Declaration of Independence

Researchers Emily Sneff and Danielle Allen of Harvard University said they uncovered the document after noticing a note in a computer database created to track historic documents. John Hancock is well known for his large and flamboyant signature on the original document, which has even led to his name being used as a synonym for a signature.

National China seriously concerned over North Korea's nuclear programme
Author: 0 China seriously concerned over North Korea's nuclear programme

North Korea regularly threatens to destroy the United States and amid heightened tension on the Korean peninsula, it has escalated a war of words, warning of full-out nuclear war if Washington takes military action against it. Whether agreement can be reached on a statement remains to be seen. North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador accused the United States on Monday of turning the Korean Peninsula into "the world's biggest hotspot" and creating "a unsafe situation in which a thermonuclear war ...

Author: 0 Rex Tillerson declares end to 'strategic patience' with Iran

Trump's National Security Council (NSC) now is evaluating whether Iran - as it maintains it has - is in compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, and if the U.S. Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - the United States, Britain, France, China and Russian Federation - plus Germany signed the JCPOA on July 14, 2015 and started implementing it on January 16, 2016.

National Trump to Sign Executive Order Reviewing Highly Skilled H-1B Visa Program
Author: 0 Trump to Sign Executive Order Reviewing Highly Skilled H-1B Visa Program

The order directs all government agencies to review the H-1B temporary visa program as part of Trump's "Buy American, Hire American" policy. "Right now H-1B visas are awarded in a totally random lottery and that's wrong". Currently, 20,000 of the 85,000 total visas are earmarked for holders of graduate degrees from American colleges. In recent years, the U.S. has been overwhelmed by applications for the programme.

National Neil Gorsuch becomes 113th US Supreme Court Justice
Author: 0 Neil Gorsuch becomes 113th US Supreme Court Justice

A Gorsuch vote on the Trump order thus could turn out to be crucial. Republicans defended the rule change by arguing Democrats were waging the first "partisan filibuster " of a Supreme Court nominee and were signaling they wouldn't back any Republican nominee.

Author: 0 New details on teacher's arrest, teen student's rescue at remote cabin

Sheriff's officials in a rural northern California county said a teacher suspected of kidnapping his teen student spoke out to them as he was arrested Thursday morning. Barry said Tad Cummins told him they had lost everything in a fire in Colorado and needed a place to stay. Upon his arrest, Cummin told police, "I'm glad this is over".