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Author: 0 Threat of U.S. govt shutdown ebbs as Trump relents on wall funding

The threat of a U.S. government shutdown this weekend appears to have receded after President Donald Trump backed away from a demand that Congress include funding for his planned border wall with Mexico in a short- term spending Bill. But while Spicer said there would be funds in the bill for "border security and national security and national defense", he notably didn't mention that there will be specific funds for the wall.

National Cowboys target D as expected with Michigan's Taco Charlton
Author: 0 Cowboys target D as expected with Michigan's Taco Charlton

However, with Charlton it seems the Cowboys have found a talented player without the concerns that have plagued them in the past. "We've got Taco, and he's going to go against a Bell", said Jones, referring to Cowboys offensive tackle Byron Bell , acquired earlier this year in free agency.

National For Trump and Congress, lofty goals crashed into reality
Author: 0 For Trump and Congress, lofty goals crashed into reality

The House approved a short-term measure Friday to keep the government funded for another week, a move that would give lawmakers more time to reach a deal on a larger spending package. Democrats denied Trump a win on obtaining an initial down payment for his oft-promised border wall with Mexico, while anti-abortion lawmakers steered clear of even attempting to use the measure to try to cut off federal funds for Planned Parenthood.

National Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias
Author: 0 Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias

The Antiquities Act authorizes the president to declare federal lands of historic or scientific value as national monuments . "The Antiquities Act does not give the federal government unlimited power to lock up millions of acres of land and water, and it's time we ended this abusive practice", Trump said .

Author: 0 Sanctuary Cities Ruling Against Trump a Despicable Sign of Lawless Times

Asked by the Washington Examiner if he had considered proposals to split the court, Trump replied: " Absolutely, I have ". After setbacks to his immigration agenda, President Trump today criticized a federal judge's ruling on Tuesday that the federal government may not retaliate against so-called sanctuary cities by withholding funds, and he suggested that he'll take the case to the U.S.

Author: 0 Congress OKs bill averting Saturday government shutdown

Under an amendment to the Republican plan, states could let insurers charge older customers more than the original bill allowed - at least five times more than younger ones, beginning in 2018. and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., leaves the podium during a news conference after a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington , Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

National Appointment of Yoest at HHS adds to anti-abortion ranks
Author: 0 Appointment of Yoest at HHS adds to anti-abortion ranks

Yoest is a senior fellow at American Values and the former president of the prominent anti-abortion organization Americans United for Life. An Arkansas law requiring doctors to perform abortions to describe the physical characteristics of the patient's unborn child at the time of their abortion, for example, is based on AUL's "Women's Right to Know Act".

Author: 0 Flynn under defense investigation over foreign payment

That letter , sent to Flynn when he left his earlier post as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, was dated October 2014 - more than a year before Flynn received a $45,000 speaking fee from RT, the Kremlin-backed news network. "For all the reasons that Rep. Cummings outlined so powerfully about the White House seeking, in effect, to cover up for Gen. Flynn, we can't count on the attorney general or his deputy, who report to the president of the United States and the White House, to do ...

Author: 0 S. Korea: Won't redo USA trade deal

Sources had said back then that the missile "blew up nearly immediately" after launch . USA officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the missile fired from a region north of Pyongyang was probably a medium-range missile known as a KN-17 and appears to have broken up within minutes of taking off.

Author: 0 Predators' Fiala out of playoffs after breaking leg

Erin: I think we should just call this series "goaltending" after what happened in the first round, though at least Nashville was the better team. Next up are the Predators, who won three of five games against the Blues during the regular season.

Author: 0 Electoral map spurred Trump's NAFTA change of heart

In this case, threatening to withdraw would have amounted to a formal step that started the process of giving Mexico and Canada six months notice that Trump meant to start negotiating. The year before that agreement took effect, the US had an $11 billion trade deficit with Canada. Another seeming inconsistency: Trump wants "bilateral" trade deals with individual countries, not ones that tie the U.S.to terms negotiated by multiple other countries.

Author: 0 Trump blames Flynn's vetting on Obama administration

The committee also made public an October 2014 letter from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Office of General Counsel to Flynn warning him against accepting payments from foreign groups upon his retirement that year. But you joined with your Democratic colleagues in the House Oversight Committee in demanding White House documents on Michael Flynn . Kelner released a statement on Twitter noting that the letter sent by the DIA to the House committee this month shows Flynn ...

Author: 0 Federal court freezes Clean Power Plan lawsuit

President Trump issued an executive order in March rolling back implementation of the rule, and the court's decision will likely make it easier for the administration to halt it. He has also said he plans to "renegotiate" the global climate treaty signed by almost 200 countries in 2015. Many of those fighting the carbon rule for new plants are also embroiled in the CPP legal battle.

National Trump assures PM: No NAFTA withdrawal for now
Author: 0 Trump assures PM: No NAFTA withdrawal for now

By yesterday, the president was telling reporters: "I decided rather than terminating NAFTA, which would be a pretty big, you know, shock to the system, we will renegotiate". "You saw that, you wrote about it", Trump said. Those talks will start as soon as today, he said. WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump campaigned on an "America First" trade policy of bracing clarity: Renegotiate or abandon NAFTA and crack down on China's trade practices.

National Cuomo directs resources to help Long Island anti-gang effort
Author: 0 Cuomo directs resources to help Long Island anti-gang effort

Mr. Sessions blamed President. "We are targeting you, and we are coming after you", Sessions said of the street gang, whose members are alleged to have slaughtered its victims with baseball bats and machetes. "We almost killed ourselves from the shock", said Ullaguari, who is an Ecuadorean immigrant. Sessions cites cooperation between local, state, and federal authorities to stamp out gangs; advocates for border security and immigration reform to keep criminals out of the country.

Author: 0 Even Selena Gomez didn't know how big '13 Reasons Why' would be

They also say they wish the show would consistently flash the National Suicide Prevention hotline. The recordings detail the thirteen reasons why Hannah died by suicide. "We hope this information provides an opportunity to remind your children about the importance of seeking support from you and from other caring adults in their lives when they are feeling overwhelmed", Carson said.

National Part of THAAD elements deployed in South Korea
Author: 0 Part of THAAD elements deployed in South Korea

China opposes the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, being installed in South Korea . South Korea said in a statement Wednesday that unspecified parts of THAAD were deployed. The United States pledged Wednesday to step up sanctions to force North Korea to resume dialogue over its nuclear program but said it was not looking to bring Kim Jong-Un's regime to its knees.

Author: 0 Raiders use 1st pick on embattled cornerback Gareon Conley

The Raiders got a very good prospect in Conley, and it's uncertain how long it will take for the case to wind through the investigative process by Cleveland police. When the San Francisco 49ers' brain trust left the combine in Indianapolis in early March, they agreed that of the 60 players the team interviewed there, Conley was the most impressive.

National East Carolina Pirates: Zay Jones goes No. 37 to Buffalo
Author: 0 East Carolina Pirates: Zay Jones goes No. 37 to Buffalo

His father, Robert, won three Super bowls with the Cowboys and his uncle is Jeff Blake who played 13 seasons in the NFL. It makes sense that Buffalo wanted him considering that Jones also played for Bills receivers coach Phil McGeoghan at East Carolina.

Author: 0 Trump 'absolutely' considered breaking up 9th Circuit Court

Conservatives often point to the 2002 decisions in which the court said it was unconstitutional for the pledge of allegiance to include the words "under God". District judges within the 9th Circuit have halted two versions of executive orders signed by Trump seeking to temporarily halt the USA entry of refugees and nationals from several countries in the Middle East and Africa.

Author: 0 Arkansas inmate convulses during deadline-beating execution

Williams was sentenced to death for killing Mr Boren after escaping from the Cummins Unit prison in a barrel holding a mishmash of kitchen scraps. Solomon Graves, right, explains to members of the media the ground rules for selecting media witnesses for the scheduled execution of Kenneth Williams at the Cummins Unit prison at Varner, Ark ., Thursday, April 27, 2017.

National Arrest made in death of elderly California woman out on walk
Author: 0 Arrest made in death of elderly California woman out on walk

When the woman's friend, later identified as 86-year-old Fusako Petrus tried to fight off Butler, Butler then attacked her. Neven Glen Butler , 18, was arrested after he was detained on unrelated assault and elder abuse charges stemming from a separate attack that happened a few miles (kilometers) away also on Wednesday, said Sacramento sheriff's spokesman Sgt.

National US Congress passes spending bill to avert shutdown
Author: 0 US Congress passes spending bill to avert shutdown

The bill in the Republican-led Congress provides federal funding until May 5, allowing lawmakers to hammer out legislation over the next few days to keep the government funded for the rest of the fiscal year that ends September 30 . While Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy ruled out a Friday or Saturday health-care vote, he left open the possibility to try again next week, when the new shutdown deadline will be hanging over the House.

Author: 0 Conservative House group says ready to back latest United States healthcare bill

Members of the Freedom Caucus chafed at Trump's criticism, especially since many moderates also opposed the legislation, which had a meager 17 percent approval rating at the time , according to a Quinnipiac poll. While there are indications that the revisions appeal to conservatives, some of them were still balking and there was little evidence that it was winning backing from moderates, leaving the measure's fate uncertain.

Author: 0 Key US lawmakers to support Obamacare replacement

States also could obtain waivers to permit insurers to charge customers more if they are older or suffer from preexisting conditions. A separate report from The Hill indicated that 21 Republicans said they would "no' on the amended AHCA".

National Obama administration reviewed Mike Flynn's security clearance, Trump WH says
Author: 0 Obama administration reviewed Mike Flynn's security clearance, Trump WH says

The committee said on Tuesday that it had asked the White House, in which Flynn served as President Donald Trump's national security adviser for less than a month, for more information about his financial disclosures. Flynn's firm filed as a foreign agent last month with the Justice Department for its consulting work and acknowledged that it may have benefited the government of Turkey.

National Nebraska Lawmakers show support for new Secretary of Agriculture
Author: 0 Nebraska Lawmakers show support for new Secretary of Agriculture

Senate Monday on a 87-11 vote to be the next Agriculture Secretary. Perdue's home state of Georgia accounted for just 2 percent of total USA agriculture exports in 2015. Many local farmers say they are positive about how global trade could look in the future. "Producers, shippers, and farm workers on the central coast of California deserve a strong voice in support of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs on which rural communities like ours depend".

Author: 0 Berkeley praises police for keeping peace at Coulter rallies

Coulter previously said she was forced to cancel a speaking event at the University of California, Berkeley, although she added that she might still "swing by to say hello" to her supporters, prompting police and university officials to brace for possible trouble.

Author: 0 Trump To Be First Sitting President Since Reagan To Address NRA

Lapping up cheers from the crowd at the NRA's 146th annual convention, Trump said he was "proud" to be the first to do so since Ronald Reagan almost 35 years ago. The NRA produced a short video previewing Trump's speech. That Trump says those sorts of things - even in front of a red-meat-loving crowd like the NRA - is notable.

Author: 0 Father of 'kidnapped' teen says she was abused by mom

Bozeman said that according to Elizabeth, she was not able to contact her family during the period she was with Cummins because she did not have any way of communicating with them. The father of the 15-year-old teen wants a divorce from his wife. But Cummins' sister, Daphne Quinn, told NBC News on Sunday that she believed her brother had far less nefarious intentions.

National Macron Expected to Win Run-Off Against Le Pen With 61% of Votes
Author: 0 Macron Expected to Win Run-Off Against Le Pen With 61% of Votes

French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, center, next to Mourad Franck Papazian, left, co-president of France's Armenian Organizations Coordination Council (CCAF), right, pay respect during a ceremony marking 10. Le Pen, visiting the Rungis wholesale market outside Paris on Tuesday, said the French government must promote meat from France. Le Pen was booed by some workers in the fruits and vegetables section.

National Arrest made in Transylvania University machete attack on campus
Author: 0 Arrest made in Transylvania University machete attack on campus

Lexington police say another woman was treated at the scene. People inside the cafe ran out and Adkins ran out as well, where he was stopped by campus police officers after a brief struggle and taken into custody, Middleton said. The victim was "safe and her family is with her at UK Hospital", Transylvania University President Seamus Carey said. A later tweet by Transylvania announced that Friday's classes have been canceled, and other buildings are being secured.

Author: 0 New Orleans Government Begins Removal Of Confederate Monuments

Activists opposed to the removals have staged vigils, and a vehicle belonging to one worker hired by the city was set on fire. One reason for the secrecy could be the to protect workers against threats many contractors in the city received.

National What is the Titans' biggest draft need?
Author: 0 What is the Titans' biggest draft need?

Davis, who is 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, is the all-time leading receiver in FBS history with 5,285 yards, including more than 1,400 each of the past three seasons. The Bengals are in the same situation as the Chargers, and going with defense would have made more sense instead of drafting Ross , who had 81 catches for 1,150 yards and 17 touchdowns a year ago at Washington.

Author: 0 Trump's First Lower Court Nominee Is Fine With The President Trashing Judges

As The Associated Press points out , the court used some of Trump's own comments about sanctuary cities to determine the intent behind the executive order, including one where Trump called the order a "weapon " to use against these jurisdictions and another when Trump threatened to cut off all funding to California.

Author: 0 Speaker Ryan: House Won't Rush to Repeal Obamacare

Trump also wants to revive a troubled health measure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Asked if a health bill could pass as Congress tries to avert a government shutdown, the president said , "I think we'll get both". The White House is anxious to pass legislation quickly, partly because Mr Trump will probably hit his 100th day in office without a having signed a major piece of legislation.

National China selling flights to North Korea again
Author: 0 China selling flights to North Korea again

Harris said that the United States wants to bring the North Korean leader "to his senses, but not to his knees". Ojea noted increased tensions caused by North Korea's nuclear and missile tests and the deployment of a US aircraft carrier group in the region.

National Police charge second suspect in IL judge's murder
Author: 0 Police charge second suspect in IL judge's murder

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said police previously identified Wilson as being at a higher risk of being involved in a shooting, as an offender or victim. Lisuzzo said Wilson had been planning the robbery for weeks, and had learned that Myles' girlfriend left the house in the early morning to work out.

National Unreleased Prince songs to be included in 'Purple Rain' reissue
Author: 0 Unreleased Prince songs to be included in 'Purple Rain' reissue

Full details of the long-awaited vinyl reissue of Prince's Purple Rain have now been announced by Warner Bros. and NPG Records, who will be responsible for the release. The unearthed tracks include a solo version of " Possessed " recorded in 1983, as well as a full, five-minute edition of "Father's Song", which he played only a portion of in the " Purple Rain " movie.

National Flynn lawyer says docs show he was forthcoming
Author: 0 Flynn lawyer says docs show he was forthcoming

Spicer has also been parodied on Saturday Night Live by actress Melissa McCarthy . "Everyone tunes in", Trump told the Post . Normally a press secretary tries their best not to ever directly lie to the press, lest they lose credibility with the press.

National OH soldier killed during action in Afghanistan
Author: 0 OH soldier killed during action in Afghanistan

Military officials also identified the two U.S. Army Rangers killed as Sgt. Joshua Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington, Illinois, and Sgt. Cameron Thomas, 23, of Kettering , Ohio. "This was the leader of ISIS in Afghanistan". Several "high-level" IS-K leaders were killed in the fight in addition to approximately 35 fighters. Davis said manned and unmanned aircraft, including AC-130 gunships, Apache helicopters and F-16 fighter jets, were used to support the raid and provide airstrikes to defend ...

Author: 0 STMicroelectronics NV's (STM) Buy Rating Reiterated at Craig Hallum

The Stock has Weekly volatility of 3.38% and monthly volatility of 3.03%. Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its stake in shares of STMicroelectronics NV by 1.9% in the third quarter. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 17th. It has a dividend yield of 1.49%. STMicroelectronics NV (STM) has 899.43 Million shares outstanding and 647.42 Million shares were floated in market.

National Army Rangers killed in Afghanistan were possible victims of friendly fire
Author: 0 Army Rangers killed in Afghanistan were possible victims of friendly fire

They were Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington, Illinois, and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, of Kettering, Ohio, according to the Pentagon. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters that the military was investigating if the two troops may have been killed by ground fire, either by American forces or Afghan commandos taking part in the raid, though it appeared to be accidental.

Author: 0 In Egypt, pope seeks Christian-Muslim rejection of violence

During a trip a year ago to the Greek island of Lesbos, where he met the Muslim man who told him about the slaying of his Christian wife, he took 12 Muslim refugees back to Rome on the papal plane. "The question of language is fundamental: when you use a violent language, there is the danger that it can result in violent acts". On Friday the head of the world's 1.3 billion Catholics will walk together with Coptic Pope Tawadros II to the church where a suicide bomb attack killed 29 people ...

Author: 0 Rex Tillerson: China asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests

Trump walked back from one of his signature campaign promises to exit the North American Free Trade Agreement, instead saying that his administration is ready to renegotiate the treaty. He said he would consult with the Chinese leader before talking to Taiwan's leadership on the phone. But signaling that military action remains possible, Thornton has told a Washington think tank that the administration treats North Korea as its primary security challenge and is serious that " all options ...

Author: 0 Unified Oversight Leaders Say 'No Evidence' Flynn Followed Law on Foreign Payments

The White House was responding to requests made last month by the House Oversight committee. The White House blocked requests to provide reporters with documents related to Mr Flynn on the grounds of national security or because the papers are otherwise sensitive in nature, further fuelling claims of a cover-up.

Author: 0 Gorsuch has busy first day at Supreme Court

Gorsuch later sparred with justice department lawyer Brian Fletcher over the meaning of the Civil Service Reform Act, sticking to his reputation for focusing on the text of the law. "We wish you a long and happy career in our common calling ", Roberts said. "Who wrote this statute, somebody who takes pleasure pulling wings off flies?" Gorsuch waited only seven minutes before asking his first question , and following four of his more senior colleagues, according to a correspondent for ...