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Author: 0 Rights group: Trump should seek accountability from Duterte

In his phone conversation with Trump, Duterte said he relayed the region's alarm over the North Korean standoff. Senator Chris Murphy of CT said on Twitter that the meeting would undermine America's defense of human rights around the world.

Author: 0 Democrats Seeking Revenge Prepare to Mark 100 Days of 'Resistance'

But on immigration, foreign policy, taxes, and health care, more people disapprove of Trump's job performance than approve. Trump has also failed to make progress on building a wall between the United States and Mexico. He even went further and promised to take clear cut executive action on over 15 of his promises on his very first day as President of America, although he did not fulfill this promise.

National Congress may seek one-week funding extension to avert shutdown
Author: 0 Congress may seek one-week funding extension to avert shutdown

The Trump administration now says that funding for the wall along the US border with Mexico need not be included in whatever spending package Congress approves this week to keep the government open. "I don't want to start talking about a short-term CR on a Tuesday". Minority Leaders Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., told reporters that Republicans who back the health bill will regret it, calling it a "lose-lose-lose" situation.

National Donald Trump orders review of visa program to encourage hiring Americans
Author: 0 Donald Trump orders review of visa program to encourage hiring Americans

U.S. President Donald Trump signed the "Buy American, Hire American" executive order in Wisconsin on Tuesday local time, which will require the U.S. When he was running for president, then-candidate Trump said he routinely hired seasonal foreign workers for his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach because it was nearly impossible to hire American workers.

Author: 0 Alexander Acosta Confirmed As Labor Secretary

Here are five things to know. Acosta has served in three Presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed positions, including as a member of the National Labor Relations Board. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said she has "no confidence" in Acosta's ability to lead the Labor Department. Acosta also faces a hard decision with the overtime rule.

Author: 0 United Against Trump, May Day Protests Expected To Swell

He said local officials who did not fully cooperate with immigrant agents "have the blood of dead Americans on their hands". Immigration and survivor advocates have argued that the presence of ICE agents at courthouses threatens to adversely impact victims and witnesses, undermining local law enforcement's ability to investigate and prosecute violent crimes.

Author: 0 Trump says China could have hacked Democratic emails

Once, he did go so far as to say that Russian Federation had some kind of role in hacking the election, but the comment was made through White House Chief of StaffReince Priebus and wasn't expounded upon by the president. I'd love to find out what happened. You have Podesta, who, by the way, I understand has a company with his brother in Russian Federation. Had nothing to do with us.

Author: 0 Mnuchin Can't Guarantee That Middle Class Won't Pay More In Taxes

It lowers the capital gains tax rate, eliminates the alternative minimum tax and the estate tax - yes, a boon to the wealthy - but doubles the standard deduction , a break for everyone else. Because this plan includes only tax cuts and no offsets in spending, the effect would be an estimated increase in the deficit of between $2-7 trillion over the next decade .

Author: 0 Hundreds of Thousands To Join National "Day Without Immigrants" May Day Strike

In February, around 1,000 Yemeni bodegas shut down for a day in protest of Trump's initial push for the travel ban on citizens traveling from seven Muslim-majority countries. Former President Barack Obama also deported thousands of immigrants who had no criminal records, resulting in the National Council of La Raza dubbing him " the Deporter-in-Chief ".

National If Trump wants a new NAFTA, here's what he has to do
Author: 0 If Trump wants a new NAFTA, here's what he has to do

In fact, I was going to do it today. President Trump said in an interview with Reuters on Thursday that he was "psyched" about the prospect of canceling the North American Free Trade Agreement until changing his mind due to last minute interventions from his staff and diplomats from Mexican and Canada.

National Shark attack injures woman at popular southern California beach
Author: 0 Shark attack injures woman at popular southern California beach

Marine Sgt. Asia Sorenson said the victim - a civilian - was airlifted to a hospital in unknown condition. She loves the ocean and made a decision to join her boyfriend in the water when she was bitten by a shark. Saturday, shortly after the attack, and could remain closed until Tuesday, the base website said. "You don't really want to think about (sharks) when you're out in the water".

Author: 0 USA urges new sanctions on North Korea and warns of catastrophe

The dispatch of the Carl Vinson was a "reckless action of the war maniacs aimed at an extremely unsafe nuclear war", the Rodong Sinmun , the official newspaper of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party, said in a commentary. Security Council held a ministerial meeting on Pyongyang's escalating weapons program. In Japan, one of Tokyo's major subways systems shut down all lines for 10 minutes early on Saturday after receiving warning of a North Korean missile launch.

National Missouri Gov. Greitens fined by state ethics commission over donor list
Author: 0 Missouri Gov. Greitens fined by state ethics commission over donor list

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is deploying the National Guard to help with flood fighting efforts. Flood warnings and watches remain in place Sunday for more than two-thirds of the state. The National Weather Service estimates that between 6 inches and 10 inches of rain fell across most of other southern end of the state between Friday morning and Sunday morning.

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Author: 0 Executed Arkansas inmates' attorneys call for investigation of "botched" lethal injections

Today, Arkansas' supply of midazolam, a sedative used to begin the deadly injections, expires. "Even if it meant my very life". Questions about whether midazolam was appropriate to use dominated legal challenges leading up to the Arkansas executions, and attorneys said their fears may have come true during the Monday double execution of inmates Jack Jones and Marcel Williams.

Author: 0 How President Trump's tax plan impacts households

But Trump's proposal lacks the hard details about making the tax code simpler and more efficient in ways that don't add to the federal government's mounting debt. Trump's abbreviated tax proposal is too vague to assess in any level of detail; it appears on the whole to be too expensive and too regressive. The leader of the majority party State Senate Republicans, John Flanagan, said in a statement that while he supports the idea of tax cuts, he has "grave concerns" about eliminating the ...

Author: 0 Controversial Trump Advisor Sebastian Gorka Will Exit The White House

The move is apparently due to a concern that Gorka is proving to cause too much controversy in his role as a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, as well as working on the National Security Council. As for what he actually did around the White House, one official told the Washington Examiner he was known for delivering TV interviews on counterterrorism and "giving White House tours and peeling out in his Mustang".

Author: 0 Local Travelers React to Recent United Airlines Statement

Authorities pulled him from the seat and dragged him down the aisle. "Thomas Demetrio, an attorney for David Dao, said his client suffered a concussion, broken nose and two missing teeth". United was not the only airline to modify its practices, as the dragging incident and its aftermath reverberated throughout the industry. The sum that Dao received was not disclosed as part of the deal his lawyers reached with the airliner, but the attorneys called the settlement "amicable".

National Can The Trump Administration Change The Law To Sue Journalists?
Author: 0 Can The Trump Administration Change The Law To Sue Journalists?

On Saturday night Trump chose not to attend the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, an annual event for reporters in Washington to celebrate freedom of speech with the president. Trump is a public official - the most public of officials in the world. Trump also jabbed the New York Times , claiming that the paper's poor finances forced to shrink its print edition.

Author: 0 Trump invites Philippines' Duterte to Washington: White House

The Filipino leader, who had unleashed abuses on former USA president Barack Obama on several occasions in the past after the latter highlighted concerns about drug killings in the Philippines, had been appreciative of Trump. But the goal of the call, he added, was "all about North Korea". A few hours before the phone call, Duterte said ASEAN was extremely anxious about tensions between the U.S.

Author: 0 USA congressional talks yield deal to fund government through September

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, speaks with the media at the U.S. Capitol in Washington , April 7, 2017. President Donald Trump seems destined to serve his 100th day in office without House passage of a major Republican health care bill or enactment of a budget financing the government for the rest of this year.

National Donald Trump slams media as he celebrates 100 days in White House
Author: 0 Donald Trump slams media as he celebrates 100 days in White House

Watergate journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein reminded the crowd at the Washington Hilton Hotel of the value of patience and persistence in pursuing a big story. The " You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush " star used the bit to simultaneously mock both the 43rd and 45th Presidents of the United States.

National Senator Bernie Sanders headlines Democratic unity rally in Mesa
Author: 0 Senator Bernie Sanders headlines Democratic unity rally in Mesa

Republican Party of Kentucky communications director Tres Watson said Perez and Sanders' trip will "remind Kentuckians why they've elected more and more Republicans". Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel called the rally an "unhinged, profanity-laced roadshow" and said Florida voters rejected the Sanders-Perez message when Trump carried the state in 2016.

Author: 0 Donald Trump's first 100 days: a collision with realities of Washington

On the other hand, Donald Trump has completed few of his poll promises within the time frame promised by him. "Unlike his predecessor who abused executive authority to expand the size and scope of the federal government in an end run around Congress, President Trump is using his legal authority to restrain Washington bureaucrats", said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

National Victim's Family Helped Murderer See His Family Before Execution
Author: 0 Victim's Family Helped Murderer See His Family Before Execution

His execution was stayed, along with several others, by a judge with the Pulaski County Circuit Court. Critics expressed anger that the state would press to kill so many so quickly because of a product expiration date. Another tip was to review the pharmacy's liability insurance coverage. But he said compounding pharmacies might be one solution. But three or four minutes thereafter, as the vein collapsed and Clark's arm began to swell, he raised his head off the gurney and said five times, ...

Author: 0 Senate Dems block quick vote on short-term spending bill

In remarks at a reception with representatives of conservative media organizations, Trump conceded that the wall funding wasn't worth risking a shutdown over, and he said he could wait to take up the issue in September, the next time Congress will have to pass a spending bill.

National Saints continue to add to backfield with Alvin Kamara
Author: 0 Saints continue to add to backfield with Alvin Kamara

The New Orleans Saints were one of a few teams that had more than one first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft . Chicago paid a whopping price to move up one spot to second overall for North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky. The defensive lineman from UCLA brought a picture of his late grandmother with him to the draft , and became very emotional when speaking about her.

National US Republican leaders seek votes for healthcare bill
Author: 0 US Republican leaders seek votes for healthcare bill

Since then, House Republicans have been meeting sporadically with the Trump White House behind the scenes to draft a compromise GOP proposal that would meet the demands of both liberal and conservative Republicans. The Republican healthcare bill would replace Obamacare's income-based tax credit with an age-based credit, roll back an expansion of the Medicaid government health insurance program for the poor and repeal most Obamacare taxes.

National Trump skips media dinner, bashes news
Author: 0 Trump skips media dinner, bashes news

So far, the S&P 500's performance since the inauguration places Trump second for a GOP leader, behind George H.W. Bush's second term, according to Dow Jones data. It apparently falls short of Reagan's in 1981, and tax experts are skeptical that the plan would pay for itself, as Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has claimed.

National Trump Signs 'Buy American, Hire American' Executive Orders
Author: 0 Trump Signs 'Buy American, Hire American' Executive Orders

Trump speaks before signing order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program . President Donald Trump will take aim at information-technology outsourcing companies when he orders a review of H-1B visa programmes to favour more skilled and highly paid applicants.

Author: 0 Senate poised to confirm Acosta as Trump's man at Labor

A rule finalized by the Labor Department previous year would more than double the income threshold that determines which workers should be eligible for overtime pay. "Because labor relations and civil rights are issues addressed by HR professionals in the workplace, SHRM welcomes Acosta's nomination", the group said in a statement .

Author: 0 US Drafts Tough Sanctions in Advance

President Trump says that while he would like to resolve the issue of North Korea's nuclear program diplomatically, it will be hard - and there is a potential for a major clash with the Asian nation, Trump said in an interview with Reuters.

Author: 0 Dozens hospitalized after deadly tornadoes hit Texas

These patients all have injuries that are non-life threatening except the one critical. A local auto dealership was also hit hard. The tornadoes in Texas occurred as storms swept across the parts of the South and Midwest on Saturday, with flash flood warnings in place for a swath stretching from eastern Oklahoma to western Kentucky and parts of IL.

National Joshua knocks out Klitschko in 11th Round
Author: 0 Joshua knocks out Klitschko in 11th Round

The unbeaten home favourite earned a sensational victory by knocking down the 41-year-old former champion twice in the 11th and penultimate round before the referee stepped in to save Klitschko from any more punishment. Joshua has never gone past the seventh round in a fight. I didn't get into a 12-round slugfest and struggle to beat Klitschko . At that point, it was easy to see that Joshua was refreshed and Klitschko was in trouble.

Author: 0 Senate confirms Alex Acosta as labor secretary

Department of Justice and the National Labor Relations Board during the George W. Bush administration, was confirmed Thursday to serve as President Donald Trump's secretary of labor. The rule, which was supposed to go into effect this month, has been delayed until June 9 to give the department more time to comply with the president's request.

Author: 0 Arkansas Executes Ledell Lee In First Death Penalty Use In 12 Years

Lee was sentenced to death in October 1995 in Pulaski County, Arkansas, for the murder of 26-year-old Debra Reese. The U.S. Supreme Court's final ruling came after 10:30 p.m. Jack Jones and Marcel Williams are set to be executed Monday night. The Arkansas Supreme court ultimately allowed prison officials to administer the drug.

Author: 0 Arkansas Governor Dismisses Calls for Full Execution Probe

Minutes before Williams was scheduled to be executed at 7pm, the U.S. Supreme Court requested time to review his case. Attorneys leading that challenge didn't immediately respond to requests by The Associated Press for any plans to use what happened in Arkansas in their arguments to the appeal as court.

National Federal judge temporarily blocks Arkansas from executing eight men in ten days
Author: 0 Federal judge temporarily blocks Arkansas from executing eight men in ten days

Arkansas had hoped to execute eight inmates in 11 days, starting with two on Monday, because its supply of one of the three drugs it uses in executions will expire at the end of the month. Later Friday, the company filed a petition in state court seeking to keep Arkansas from using the drug and outlining what it described as the state's reversal on returning the drugs.

National Court agrees to hold off ruling on carbon restrictions
Author: 0 Court agrees to hold off ruling on carbon restrictions

Would-be visitors to the EPA's climate page - which previously included information on why and how the climate is changing - are now redirected to a page that mentions the updates but has no information about climate change. If the administration can see these actions through, the country's ability to prevent risky and costly impacts of greenhouse gas emissions and other air and water pollution will be hamstrung.

Author: 0 Trump says 'major, major conflict' with North Korea possible

Writing on Twitter, the USA president said Pyongyang had defied Chinese president Xi Jinping by going ahead with the launch. "The US Pacific Command detected what we assess was a North Korean missile launch at 10:33 AM Hawaii time April 28".

National Broncos pick QB Chad Kelly with 253rd-overall pick as 'Mr. Irrelevant'
Author: 0 Broncos pick QB Chad Kelly with 253rd-overall pick as 'Mr. Irrelevant'

The 2017 NFL Draft is in the books and Mr. The police report stated Kelly traded blows with two bouncers and said, "I'm going to go to my vehicle and get my AK47 and spray this place". Irrelevant party in California this offseason. That player also gets to visit Disneyland, visit a charity beneficiary of their choice, participate in a sailing regatta in Newport Harbor and go to a Los Angeles Dodgers or Los Angeles Angels game.

National Trump agrees to support bailout of Coal miners' broke health care fund
Author: 0 Trump agrees to support bailout of Coal miners' broke health care fund

Coal state lawmakers said Tuesday they're cautiously optimistic Congress will preserve health care for 23,000 retired miners and their families before their benefits expire in four days. This time, a long-term solution is the only acceptable deal, Manchin said. "I'm behind them", Manchin said Trump told him. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and other lawmakers.

Author: 0 Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

A shutdown on Saturday would coincide with Trump's 100th day in office. "We're working on the funding of government". The Senate is expected to bring the deal for a vote this afternoon. In the run up to the 100-day mark, Congressional Democrats have used daily press conferences to drive home criticism of what they call President Trump's "broken promises".

Author: 0 Remember When Dale Earnhardt Jr

Dale Earnhardt Jr ., who is retiring at the end of the season, is encouraged about the remainder of what will be his final full season as a driver. So, going on to an 18-year NASCAR Cup Series career with two Daytona 500 wins is more than he ever expected by a long shot, and he's satisfied with ending that career now.

National Judge could rule mistrial in NAU shooting case
Author: 0 Judge could rule mistrial in NAU shooting case

The judge turned a defense request after a hearing Thursday. During closing arguments, the prosecution stated that did not happen until Jones was at the police station, but now, the judge said Jones told officers he thought he would die, when he was in the back of a police cruiser.

National UC Berkeley to Host Classes on Fictional 'Game of Thrones' Language
Author: 0 UC Berkeley to Host Classes on Fictional 'Game of Thrones' Language

Dothraki creator David J. Peterson is teaching " The Linguistics of Game of Thrones and the Art of Language Invention ", where students will learn more than verbs and guttural sounds. These are languages that attempt as almost as possible to replicate the quirks and idiosyncrasies of natural languages, those that have evolved naturally on Earth.

Author: 0 Coulter on Berkeley Speech: 'They Were Hoping I Would Cancel'

The strong police presence was noted and actually appreciated by members of both groups. The American Civil Liberties Union's national legal director says "unacceptable threats of violence" that led to the cancellation of Ann Coulter's speech at the University of California, Berkeley are inconsistent with free speech principles that protect people from government overreach.

National Body found believed teen hiker; step-grandmom still missing
Author: 0 Body found believed teen hiker; step-grandmom still missing

The pair were on a rather arduous hike from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to an area known as Tapeats Creek, a remote area of the Grand Canyon that isn't traversed as much as other areas of the park. The body was taken by helicopter to the Coconino County Medical Examiner's Office, which will confirm the identification. The National Park Service did not immediately respond to a request for comment from PEOPLE.

Author: 0 Oilers beat Sharks to take first-round series in six games

Given his status as a pending free agent, however, Thornton's run with the Sharks could come to an end depending on how the team handles free agency this offseason. "Last series, we went in fairly even, but based on the pundits, I think we're coming in as the underdog (in this one), especially due to home ice". Thornton's production fell a bit this season.

Author: 0 Old-guard rallies around newcomer Macron for French runoff

The move appears to be meant to attract a wider range of voters at the runoff elections who may not necessarily identify with the FN but may feel attracted to some of Le Pen's populist rhetoric. With an eye to Le Pen's avowedly France-first policies, Macron told the crowd: "I want to be the president of patriots in the face of a threat from nationalists".