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National Rep. Raul Labrador joins Idaho governor's race
Author: 0 Rep. Raul Labrador joins Idaho governor's race

Labrador will have plenty of Republican competition. Labrador will face, according to the Washington Post, a somewhat crowded GOP primary field that includes Lieutenant Governor Brad Little; a former state senator; and a Boise businessman.

National McConnell defends all-male health overhaul group
Author: 0 McConnell defends all-male health overhaul group

The measure that was rammed through the House with Republican votes only is flawed on several fronts. NY officials estimate the House of Representatives' Thursday, May 4, 2017 bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act would lead to 2.7 million residents losing coverage and the state losing up to $6.9 billion in federal Medicaid money.

Author: 0 Abedin Didn't Send as Many Emails as Comey Said

The problem: Much of what Comey said about Clinton deputy Huma Abedin forwarding emails was inaccurate. If Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation, how and why did he make the recommendation to fire Comey? A search for a new permanent Federal Bureau of Investigation director will begin immediately, the White House said.

National Rep. Rod Blum storms out of interview, then faces angry town hall
Author: 0 Rep. Rod Blum storms out of interview, then faces angry town hall

Blum was among the roughly 30 Freedom Caucus members who helped derail a vote in March on an earlier version of the House Republican bill to repeal and replace the health care law. As Blum fumed, several small children who had been assembled behind him looked on. His outrage was even more embarrassing because he was surrounded by children who had to witness a grown man acting immature.

National Missouri Valley Conference Chooses Valpo Over MSU
Author: 0 Missouri Valley Conference Chooses Valpo Over MSU

After finishing the regular season with a record of 31-19, the Wichita State softball team has been tabbed as the No. 4 seed for the upcoming Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, May 11-13, at Illinois State. The Valley chose Loyola (Chicago) four years ago largely because the school provided a foothold in Chicago, a valuable TV market and a city where much of the league recruits.

Author: 0 Here's How the Trump Healthcare Plan Is Different From Obamacare

Another chief obstacle is reconciling the reservations of Republican senators from states that expanded Medicaid under the PPACA, whose constituents would face rollbacks under the House bill. Cutting almost $1 trillion from Medicaid will give states the freedom to tailor the program to suit their needs, Price said Sunday, May 7, as he defended a narrowly passed House bill that aims to undo parts of the health care law enacted by the previous administration.

National Kendrex White: Facts About University of Texas Stabbing Suspect
Author: 0 Kendrex White: Facts About University of Texas Stabbing Suspect

The victims were all men and were all 20 or 21 years old, police said. The district said in a statement that Brown "was an inspiration to everyone around him". The authorities did not immediately release the victims' names. The university police identified the suspect as Kendrex White , a 21-year-old student who was quickly arrested.

National Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump
Author: 0 Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump

An Obama official who warned the White House about contacts between President Donald Trump's first national security adviser and Russian Federation is set to speak publicly about her worries. He retired when Trump took office. Back in February just after Flynn resigned, Trump said he had asked for the resignation because Flynn misled the vice president.

National Rep. Stewart attends signing of Antiquities Act Executive Order
Author: 0 Rep. Stewart attends signing of Antiquities Act Executive Order

The monuments to be reviewed were all established under sitting USA presidents under the Antiquities Act of 1906 . In his order, the president says former presidents abused the power they have under the 1906 Antiquities Act . "Any effort by President Trump to undermine the Antiquities Act, shrink, or even eliminate some of the most iconic American places will be met with fierce opposition".

Author: 0 Health care debate shifting over to Senate

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME, a moderate Republican whose vote will be critical in getting a bill to Trump's desk, voiced concerns about potential higher costs for older people and those with pre-existing conditions. Democrats are convinced the GOP repeal bill jeopardises the Republican monopoly in Washington , starting with majority control of the US House, and the party's advantages in state houses from Nevada to New Hampshire.

Author: 0 SKorean conservative describes election as 'war'

South Koreans were seeking to fill the void left by the impeachment of Park, who was ejected from office in March after a corruption scandal for which she's awaiting trial. Moon wants to increase contact with the North in contrast to ex-leader Park Geun-hye who cut nearly all ties. Foreign experts say it may take only several years for North Korea to develop nuclear-armed missiles that can reach the US mainland.

National Texas Gov. Greg Abbott urges churches to back 'bathroom bill'
Author: 0 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott urges churches to back 'bathroom bill'

Under the law, police officers in Texas may ask about a person's immigration status during any legal detention, including a routine traffic stop. Precedent allows states to consolidate impending legal challenges to a law in a single case. McManus said, referring to an officer's reason for inquiring about a person's immigration status. The law is set to go into effect on September 1. Being a "sanctuary city", refers to a practice in which a local government limits its cooperation with ...

Author: 0 White House climate change meeting postponed

President Trump will reportedly meet Tuesday with top energy, economic, and environmental advisers to decide whether to withdraw from the Paris treaty. "The other option for the rest of the world, is to say "we're going to step up now that it's clear America is stepping down on these issues and we're going to do more because we have no choice" and I hope that that's what happens", he stated.

National Man charged with 'revenge' murder of two doctors in Boston
Author: 0 Man charged with 'revenge' murder of two doctors in Boston

Photos of Field and Bolanos had been cut up, the officials told the newspaper. Boston Globe reports that the suspect had written a message of retribution on the wall of the apartment. The accused kept his eyes closed through his arraignment and his lawyer did not argue for bail. "Dr. Field was a guiding vision at North Shore Pain Management and was instrumental in the creation of this practice, in 2010", the company said in the statement , later adding that he "was noted for his tireless ...

Author: 0 Here Is What Condoleezza Rice Is Saying About President Trump

Rice further said she was "sympathetic" towards Trump's professed revelation that he expected the presidency to be an easier job, and expressed some optimism that he would grow in the job. Rice added that it's now a "dangerous time with the Russians", saying that the US needs to continue to send messages that the U.S. "If anybody thinks that I would actually recommend somebody for secretary of state because I've gotten to know them in a business relationship, well go right ahead and think ...

National After their late, late show, Cubs, Yankees back at it again
Author: 0 After their late, late show, Cubs, Yankees back at it again

Starlin Castro has enjoyed his return to Wrigley Field, and he and his New York Yankees teammates have a chance to wrap up a three-game sweep of the host Chicago Cubs on Sunday. Jose Urena teamed up with three relievers on a one-hitter and Giancarlo Stanton launched two long homers as Miami routed NY. After reaching third on a sacrifice bunt, Hicks scored when Addison Russell's throw home on Castro's grounder was wide and late.

Author: 0 Feds won't charge Baton Rouge officers

She said it's been "almost a year and we're still suffering like it happened yesterday". In addition to demonstrating against Sterling's death, the protests were a response to broader tensions in Baton Rouge between police and African-Americans, who said they had been long mistreated by officers.

Author: 0 Roy Oliver: Full Story & Must-See Details On Police Officer

After all, Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber - who initially stood by Oliver's account that he shot and killed Jordan Edwards to protect fellow officers - was quick to backtrack his statements after watching the body cam footage showing the auto driving away from officers when Oliver fired his rifle, striking the boy in the head.

National Appeals court hears arguments on Trump's revised travel ban
Author: 0 Appeals court hears arguments on Trump's revised travel ban

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on the second order May 8. Watson in Hawaii also blocked another part of the order that suspended the entry of all refugees into the United States for four months. He further argued the court was bound by precedent to give the most charitable reading possible to any extrinsic statement made by Trump with respect to the order.

Author: 0 Bachelor star Chris Soules jailed after deadly Iowa crash

It confirmed that a person was killed, but said it wouldn't release further information "pending the investigation and notification of family". Police put him in custody after being arrested for leaving the scene of the accident. According to police, the former star of The Bachelor - who is from Arlington, Iowa - was charged with fleeing the scene of a vehicle collision on Monday night at 8:20 p.m.

National Why Trump chose Saudi Arabia for first foreign trip
Author: 0 Why Trump chose Saudi Arabia for first foreign trip

During planned meetings with Muslim leaders, Trump will introduce an agenda aimed at countering Islamic radicalism, stemming funding to terrorist organizations, identifying ways USA allies in the Middle East can "share the burden", countering the influence of Iran and defeating the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria.

National The Latest on the NRA's annual convention
Author: 0 The Latest on the NRA's annual convention

President Donald Trump once again referred to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas", this time before a crowd at a convention for the National Rifle Association. "I think that some gun owners are going to feel that he's done the best that he can, and I really think he's doing the best that he can". The endorsements didn't stop there: Trump praised Singer Lee Greenwood ("We're all very proud, indeed, to be an American."); Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, whose ...

Author: 0 Sends Donald Trump a Strong Message About Climate Change

Ivanka Trump has said she'll focus partially on climate change in her White House role, and helped set up a meeting during the transition period between her father and former Vice President Al Gore, an outspoken climate activist. An official familiar with the issue told Politico news late Monday that the meeting has been postponed. "All parties of the worldwide community, including China, had a common consensus on it", Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in March.

Author: 0 18 frat members, frat, charged in Penn State student's death

Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old engineering student at Penn State, died two days after arriving at the house belonging to the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, where around 40 members of the group lived . Penn State University's president is calling a grand jury report into the death of a student after an alcohol-fueled fraternity event heart-wrenching, sickening and incomprehensible.

National White House meeting on Paris climate accord postponed
Author: 0 White House meeting on Paris climate accord postponed

In a string of heated West Wing gatherings, aides have aired deep differences over the climate agreement, which President Barack Obama's administration brokered and which every nation except Syria and Nicaragua has signed onto. The American administration, under President Donald Trump has been cutting down on its commitments to address climate change, which President Trump has openly described as a hoax.

National Trump tries to pressure Senate Republicans on health care
Author: 0 Trump tries to pressure Senate Republicans on health care

NY is one of only two states that signed up for that Obamacare program, which would be phased out by the AHCA. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. He cited its Medicaid cuts, including for treating people with drug problems, and said he'd make sure that "those who are impacted by this epidemic can continue to receive treatment".

National New Orleans Removes First of Four Confederate Statues
Author: 0 New Orleans Removes First of Four Confederate Statues

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu began the process of removing statues erected to honor the "Lost Cause of the Confederacy" by taking down the Battle of Liberty Place statue located on Iberville Street. The Liberty Place Monument has been one of several throughout the city that has been vandalized multiple times over the past few years. "The monuments are an aberration", Landrieu added.

National 'Of course the Australians have better healthcare than we do - everybody does'
Author: 0 'Of course the Australians have better healthcare than we do - everybody does'

As he met Mr Turnbull, Mr Trump said the refugee bill "has been worked out for a long time ", and said media coverage of the phone call was "a little bit of fake news, as the expression goes". A 2014 Commonwealth Fund report found that Australia ranked second in quality care out of 11 affluent nations, while the U.S. ranked fifth. The country's universal coverage is primarily funded through a Medicare tax that extends to its wealthiest citizens, according to The Commonwealth Fund .

National Storms in US South and Midwest Kill at Least 14
Author: 0 Storms in US South and Midwest Kill at Least 14

Kris Ingram, a DJ hired to perform at a prom at The Rustic Barn, looks through debris for his equipment after the event venue in Canton, Texas , sustained major tornado damage on Sunday. The middle of Tennessee was hit by storms that toppled trees and power lines. Just a few miles away, Kelsie Richmond and her family returned home after the storm to find their house knocked from its foundation and most of their belongings destroyed.

National Thousands of people in US rally against Trump, for workers
Author: 0 Thousands of people in US rally against Trump, for workers

An 11 a.m. "March for Youth Justice" is scheduled to be held at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center before protesters in the city come together for a larger rally and march. This year's demonstrations - planned in major cities from NY to Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles as well as in smaller communities like Scranton, Pennsylvania - are to focus on other issues in addition to labor, including women's and immigrants' rights.

Author: 0 Trump questions why US Civil War had to happen

One glaring issue here: Jackson wasn't really angry about what was happening with the Civil War, because he died more than a decade (1845) before it started (1861). Now, while this seems like the flawless opportunity to mention the racism involved in Donald Trump's campaign and current administration - which are all serious issues - here's the thing: In this context, Trump somehow isn't even smart enough to be racist about the Civil War.

Author: 0 Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here are 5 facts about the day

Chili's: The restaurant will be offering $5 margaritas and $5 beers on draft served in a commemorative Cinco de Mayo cup that you can take home and use forever! The battle, pitting 2,000 Mexican troops against 6,000 French, commenced on May 5 and lasted from daybreak through the evening.

Author: 0 Trump to hold crunch meeting on Paris climate deal

When the EPA announced on April 28 its site was "undergoing changes that reflect the agency's new direction under President Trump and Administrator Scott Pruitt", it posted a snapshot of the website as it looked on January 19, the day before Trump took office.

Author: 0 New Orleans Begins Removal of Confederate Monuments

Workers wore bulletproof vests and scarves over their faces. Police were on hand, with officers watching from atop a hotel parking garage . The city's decision to tear down the statues was prompted by the 2015 massacre at historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where white supremacist Dylann Roof shot and killed nine black churchgoers.

National Republicans drop US-Mexico wall demands as spending talks advance
Author: 0 Republicans drop US-Mexico wall demands as spending talks advance

Trump's decision of cutting the funds for the border wall came ahead of threats of government shutdown, which would have been disastrous for Republicans, who control both chambers of Congress and the White House . "Listen to the way he defines it - that's what we're working on", said Sen. If Senate Democrats filibuster to force a government shutdown, they can take every bit of blame.

National Kangaroo reaches through fence, attacks little girl at safari park
Author: 0 Kangaroo reaches through fence, attacks little girl at safari park

Jennifer White said, "You blame yourself sometimes, like, 'Why did I take her to the park that day?" "'I'm just glad it got me and not my baby sister because it would have hurt her even worse", Cheyenne told WAFF News. A 9-year-old girl is recovering from a kangaroo attack at a safari park in Alabama. "I thought it was playing", Cheyenne said. "I'm just glad I was there", the mother said.

National Texas governor signs anti-sanctuary city law
Author: 0 Texas governor signs anti-sanctuary city law

Opponents have compared the Texas law, SB 4, to Arizona's controversial SB 1070 (also known as the " Show Me Your Papers " law) that passed in 2010, the Kansas City Star reports . "Citizen deserve law breakers to face legal consequences". "The people who are coming into the United States, especially across the border in Texas, are not from Mexico; there are people from around the entire globe".

Author: 0 N. Korea claims plot reveals US state-sponsored terrorism

And although President Trump tweeted during the campaign that similar detentions would not happen during his presidency, Kim Hak Song is the second American to be detained in North Korea during his time in office. Friday's report said that a "hideous terrorist group" conspired with the CIA and South Korea's National Intelligence Service to mount the "bio-chemical" attack.

Author: 0 Obama warned Trump against hiring Michael Flynn before inauguration

My counsel came, Don McGahn, White House Counsel, and he told me and I asked him, he can speak very well for himself. Later that day, Yates traveled to the White House along with a senior member of the DOJ's National Security Division, who was overseeing the matter.

Author: 0 UN climate talks begin amid uncertainty over US position

The Trump administration has already proposed slashing funds for the United Nations climate science panel, for the Green Climate Fund that helps poor countries combat global warming, and for the United Nations climate forum under whose auspices the negotiations take place.

National Things we learned from FBI Director James Comey's Senate hearing
Author: 0 Things we learned from FBI Director James Comey's Senate hearing

Though officials found many new emails, there was nothing to change the FBI's decision from July not to recommend charges, Comey said. "It makes me mildly nauseous to think that we might have had some impact on the election", Comey said during a four hour hearing before the US Senate Judiciary Committee .

Author: 0 Fraternity, 18 members charged in Penn State student's death

The announcement of the charges were made at a press conference yesterday held by Stacy Parks Miller , the District Attorney for Centre County, Pennsylvania. "In honor of our son, we are committed to doing everything that we can to ensure that no other parents will have to go through the pain and grief we are now experiencing", Jim Piazza said.

Author: 0 Athens politicians react to House passage of health care bill

Former President Barack Obama speaks after being presented with the 2017 Profile in Courage award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Boston. Now it's the Senate's turn to tackle health care legislation. The issue is that people with pre-existing conditions cost much more than you could ever imagine.

National Climate talks under shadow of Trump threats
Author: 0 Climate talks under shadow of Trump threats

Widely hailed as the last chance to stave off worst-case-scenario global warming, the Paris Agreement was savaged by a campaigning Trump, who called climate change a "hoax" perpetrated by China. A total of 196 countries are now parties to the climate deal which Trump threatened to "cancel". Trump has resolved to announce his intentions by this month's Group of 7 meeting in Sicily, meaning a decision to withdraw could isolate him at his first gathering of world leaders.

Author: 0 Wildfire spreads in southern Georgia, forces evacuations

Earlier Saturday the St. George emergency manager said the entire unincorporated community of about 2,000 people was under a mandatory evacuation order, according to West Mims Public Information Officer Michael Davis. "Until the skies open up and just pour, and pour, and pour, we are vulnerable", said Scott Peterich, a Florida Forest Service lightning mitigation expert for South Florida.

Author: 0 Obama warned Trump against Flynn

The hearing took place hours after former Obama administration officials revealed that the outgoing president had warned Mr Trump against hiring Mr Flynn during an Oval Office meeting after the 2016 election. Trump didn't accept Obama's advice, and hired Flynn as his National Security Adviser anyway, but it took him only three and a half weeks to regret that decision, mostly because of Flynn's involvement in the Russian Federation investigation.

National Senate confirms Heather Wilson as Trump's Air Force secretary
Author: 0 Senate confirms Heather Wilson as Trump's Air Force secretary

Senators approved Wilson's nomination 76-22, making her President Donald Trump's first service secretary nominee to be approved by the GOP-led chamber. Jack Reed of Rhode Island and Richard Blumenthal of CT made a point to register disapproval of Wilson's work for Sandia Corp., a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corp.