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USA Jimmy Kimmel Tears into Spicer's Astounding Holocaust Gaffe
Author: 0 Jimmy Kimmel Tears into Spicer's Astounding Holocaust Gaffe

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California said he was "downplaying the horror of the Holocaust" and should be fired. "You know, you had a - you know, someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to the - to using chemical weapons".

USA Bernie Sanders, DNC Chairman Lead Rally In Mesa
Author: 0 Bernie Sanders, DNC Chairman Lead Rally In Mesa

The evening was billed as a joint event, but it was evident from attendees that Sanders was the main draw. Elissa Moore drove two hours to the rally from Dover-Foxcroft, where she voted for Clinton but has remained a "big fan" of Sanders.

USA Seattle officers shot; 1 suspect dead, 2 in custody
Author: 0 Seattle officers shot; 1 suspect dead, 2 in custody

Seattle police released dashcam video Friday from a shooting that left three officers wounded while responding to a robbery at a 7-Eleven store downtown Thursday. They then saw police converge on the area and made a decision to leave. She is in stable condition. As police approached the two they began to run, but officers caught up with them.

USA Ice program will allow Smith County jail to identify immigrants
Author: 0 Ice program will allow Smith County jail to identify immigrants

A 68-year-old citizen and national of Cuba was arrested at his residence in Houston on April 19. ICE deportation officers carry out targeted enforcement operations daily nationwide as part of the agency's ongoing efforts to protect the nation, uphold public safety and protect the integrity of our immigration laws and border controls, according to the department.

USA Bernie Sanders on Jon Ossoff: It's 'imperative' he be elected
Author: 0 Bernie Sanders on Jon Ossoff: It's 'imperative' he be elected

The goal, Sanders said, was to transform the Democratic party "into a 50 state party, and a party which does not continue to ignore half of the states in our country including some of the poorest states in America". It was also national, with former presidential candidate Sen. DETROW: Everyone may understand that but the job in front of Tom Perez is to convince them that the best way to oppose Trump is through the Democratic Party.

Author: 0 United Airlines to testify at hearing after violent video surfaces

Spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin said the policy change is meant to make sure incidents like the one involving Dao "never happen again". While the CEO of the airline called Dao " disruptive and belligerent ", the company's shares fell by 6.3% - which was a whopping $1.4-billion in real money.

USA New video shows officers detailing Tamir Rice shooting
Author: 0 New video shows officers detailing Tamir Rice shooting

Videos released by Tamir's family show Cleveland cops Timothy Loehmann, who fired the two fatal shots, and Frank Garmback as they recount what happened outside a recreation center in November 2014. He also said he yelled at Tamir to drop the gun. "I can see this kid's eyes rolling into the back of his head". Upon approaching Rice, both officers said they believed the boy would run and conferred on how to handle the situation in the event he did.

Author: 0 Top Mexican official calls U.S. border wall a 'hostile' act

Mr. Trump claimed in his interview Friday with the Associated Press that the wall would stop illegal drugs from entering the country, and that's reason enough to build it. Donald Trump has indicated he will ditch plans to find cash for his border wall in this week's spending bill. The White House is refusing to admit that it backed off on forcing the issue into this bill, while tacitly admitting they'll look to fight for funds down the line rather than force a shutdown now.

Author: 0 NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after season

Earnhardt missed half of last season because of concussion issues, returning at the start of this season only after long and hard rehabilitation. Currently, Earnhardt has William Byron, Elliott Sadler, Michael Annett and Justin Allgaier in his four-car XFINITY stable.

USA A Special Win for Republicans
Author: 0 A Special Win for Republicans

Republican state Treasurer Ron Estes , 60, will represent the Kansas 4th congressional district replacing Mike Pompeo, who Trump named as Central Intelligence Agency director. The Democratic momentum is real. The Kansas Secretary of State's office reports Estes received 63,505 votes, or 53 percent. Maybe. What happens in April 2017 does not mean the same thing will happen in November 2018, when the entire House of Representatives is up for reelection.

USA Arkansas executes death row inmate Ledell Lee
Author: 0 Arkansas executes death row inmate Ledell Lee

And the coroner pronounced Ledell Lee dead at 11:56 p.m. this 20th day of April. Lee did not make a final statement . The last-minute wrangling has frustrated Republican Gov. The Arkansas execution push came shortly after an Amnesty International report that saw the us fall out of the top five countries for executions for the first time in a decade.

USA UB students react to New York State free tuition plan
Author: 0 UB students react to New York State free tuition plan

That cap will increase to $110,000 in 2018 and $125,000 in 2019. Upon graduation, those who accept the scholarship must work in NY for the same number of years they received funding. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and state education leaders in an event hailing the new program, which would begin this fall and is estimated to cost $163 million per year.

Author: 0 Donald Trump calls to congratulate record-setting astronaut

Whitson had specified that a bill signed by Trump in March authorizing $19.5 billion in funding for NASA directed the agency to send astronauts to the planet during the 2030s. Whitson told the president that spaceflight takes a lot of time and money, so getting to Mars will require collaboration from other countries to succeed.

Author: 0 Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

Sonny Perdue will be the agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump's administration, having the mission of getting the farming industry back on its feet. Trump has also reached out to farmers on the issue of regulation, saying the government has too many rules that negatively affect farm country. Many agriculture industry groups and politicians were pleased to see Perdue approved as the leader of the Department of Agriculture.

USA Trump signs 'Buy American, Hire American' executive order targeting foreign material sourcing
Author: 0 Trump signs 'Buy American, Hire American' executive order targeting foreign material sourcing

In this case, the reports are about granting visas for highly skilled foreign workers and ensuring that government purchasing programs buy American made goods as required by law. The order, which Trump signed after delivering his remarks , looks to bolster protections for certain American-made goods. Overall, IT and consulting company Infosys holds the largest number of H-1B visas, with almost a third of the total visas issues, according to a site that tracks visas issued .

USA School district says no active shooter at Hawkins Middle School
Author: 0 School district says no active shooter at Hawkins Middle School

The Mason County Sheriff's Office reported they were clearing out the middle school and have not found anyone injured. Hawkins Middle School is located near the intersection of SR 302 and SR 3 south of Belfair . We are working to learn where the conflicting reports came from. "Law enforcement is doing an in-depth clear of the entire campus". Mason County Sheriff Office deputies are on the scene.

USA Congress Focuses On Averting Shutdown, But Trump Wants More In Budget Deal
Author: 0 Congress Focuses On Averting Shutdown, But Trump Wants More In Budget Deal

House Republicans are said to be discussing the changes with members of the Senate to ensure the bill will easily pass both chambers. They were the target of a House GOP lawsuit launched against the Obama administration in 2014 which alleged the payments are illegal because they were not explicitly appropriated by Congress.

USA Trump order seeks to limit federal role in K-12 education
Author: 0 Trump order seeks to limit federal role in K-12 education

The order, which Trump signed while flanked by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos , Vice President Mike Pence and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, initiates a process that could see substantial changes made to K-12 education in the United States, the clearest signal yet that Trump hopes to put his stamp on the Education Department before his 100th day in office on Saturday.

Author: 0 Trump's tax announcement this week unlikely to provide many details

Bush. The White House will release a broad overview of its tax reform plan as early as Wednesday, according to administration officials. But without the border tax, which is expected to raise some $1 trillion over the course of a decade, lawmakers would have to find other ways to make up that money in the immediate future.

Author: 0 Ann Coulter asked back to Berkeley after scrapped visit

Coulter had been scheduled to speak on the demonstration-weary campus on April 27, but Berkeley officials refused permission, citing safety concerns. She went on to say that in addition to her sunk costs, there might be a further reason for moving her speech to May 2. After attempting to call off the event and postpone it until September - which Coulter refused to do - Dirks offered her a new date of May 2 at what he called "an appropriate, protectable venue".

USA Senate confirms Perdue as agriculture secretary
Author: 0 Senate confirms Perdue as agriculture secretary

The Nebraska Farmer's Union said Perdue looks to be up to the challenges ahead, including immediate work "to address the depressed farm economy, offering assistance to struggling farmers across the country". Perdue's first cousin, although he did preside over the Senate floor during the vote. Trump nominated Perdue, 70, in January but progress on his confirmation was slow, with media reports suggesting that undoing his various business entanglements caused delays in the ethics filings.

USA General Assembly overrides Cooper's elections board veto
Author: 0 General Assembly overrides Cooper's elections board veto

McCullough, while stressing that he was honored to serve on the bench, recalled a time when Gov. Jim Martin, a Republican, was in the executive office and the Democrats at the helm of the General Assembly "did not interfere with his power to make appointments to the judiciary".

Author: 0 ESPN laying off about 100 anchors, reporters, analysts and staffers, sources say

After 17 years reporting on #NFL , I've been informed that I'm being laid off by ESPN effective immediately. Familiar faces like Ed Werder , Brett McMurphy and Jim Bowden are among those who have been let go. The number of cable subscribers to ESPN, always its mainstay, has dropped by more than ten percent in the last three years, as fans migrate to digital and mobile content.

Author: 0 UC Berkeley students sue university for cancelling Ann Coulter speech

In it, they name UC President Janet Napolitano and other university officials, such as the head of the campus police department, as the defendants. The school claims that anarchist groups have threatened violence against her appearance, jeopardizing security on campus.

Author: 0 Judge blocks part of Trump's sanctuary cities executive order

U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued his temporary ruling as a result of two lawsuits brought against the administration by the city of San Francisco and the county of Santa Clara. Supporters of the sanctuary policy argue that enlisting police cooperation in rounding up immigrants for removal undermines communities' trust in local police, particularly among Latinos.

Author: 0 Ann Coulter Vows To Speak At UC Berkeley Despite Planned Speech Cancellation

The location will be disclosed once campus officials have finalized the details with the Coulter organization and the two student organizations that invited her, the Berkeley College Republicans and BridgeUSA. How can students understand the vapidity of Coulter's arguments without being allowed to hear her make them, and question her about them? The decision sparked initial criticism from Coulter and conservatives, especially after the cancellation of two previous speeches by conservative ...

USA Melania Trump reminds Donald to put hand on heart during anthem
Author: 0 Melania Trump reminds Donald to put hand on heart during anthem

Opening his 1st White House Easter Egg Roll, President Donald Trump praised the strength of America as thousands of children reveled in the tradition of rolling hard-boiled eggs across the White House lawn. "We're going downstairs, we're going to sign some cards to our great troops - they're cards for troops - and we look forward to that". The Trumps and their son also joined children at a table to make cards to send to U.S.

USA Confederate monuments in New Orleans coming down amid death threats
Author: 0 Confederate monuments in New Orleans coming down amid death threats

He promised to stick to plans to remove the other three Confederate statues. "The removal of these statues sends a clear and unequivocal message to the people of New Orleans and the nation: New Orleans celebrates our diversity, inclusion and tolerance", said Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

USA Attorney, Authorities Battle Over Aaron Hernandez's Brain
Author: 0 Attorney, Authorities Battle Over Aaron Hernandez's Brain

Aaron Hernandez's apparent suicide has an inmate advocacy group calling for more mental health services in MA prisons. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File). "We're not suggesting anything", he said. CTE has been linked to concussions and repeated blows to the head in athletes, members of the military and others who have experienced repeated head trauma.

Author: 0 Rare White House briefing called over escalating situation in North Korea

Director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, and General Joseph Dunford , chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, will also attend to brief senators. Meanwhile, Japan has sent two naval destroyers to join a USA military exercise with the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group en route to the Korean peninsula region.

Author: 0 House speaker says avoiding shutdown, not health care, is priority

In yet more unwelcome news for the Republican Party and President Donald Trump's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said health care reform was off the table until it had the necessary votes and he would be focusing on averting a government shutdown this week, CBS News reported.

Author: 0 NASCAR's Elliott Sadler says Dale Jr. timed retirement announcement 'for his fans'

Then came the season-ending concussion in 2016 and the rigorous rehab regimen Earnhardt had to follow to get back into a race vehicle. Earnhardt Jr., the current NASCAR Busch Series points leader, will drive a Budweiser-sponsored vehicle in five select Winston Cup races in 1999 while racing a full Busch Series schedule.

USA Jobless rates drop in 54 of 55 West Virginia counties
Author: 0 Jobless rates drop in 54 of 55 West Virginia counties

All of the five Kansas counties surrounding Labette also had seasonally unadjusted unemployment reductions in March. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for OH was 5.1 percent in March, which is the same as February and is 0.1 percent higher than past year at this time.

USA City of Burien celebrates Arbor Day at Environmental Science Center Saturday
Author: 0 City of Burien celebrates Arbor Day at Environmental Science Center Saturday

Planting of trees has been especially important this year because of tree mortality caused by the drought. The trees are 5-inch diameter Valley Forge American Elms, and will be planted with help from Iron Tree. Past year the City completed a pilot phase of a public tree inventory and is now pursuing a state grant to complete the rest of the inventory city-wide.

Author: 0 UC Berkeley ReInvites Ann Coulter, But There's a Catch

Coulter, in a post on her Twitter account after 1 p.m., said she had agreed to the university's conditions "not to call their bluff, but because I wanted to speak". "Maybe they will arrest me", she said. Young America's Foundation, a conservative group that books Coulter's campus speeches, did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.

Author: 0 Tennessee teacher planned to take abducted 15-year-old girl to Mexico

Authorities found Cummins and Elizabeth in a cabin in Cecilville, Calif. - a remote area with no cell phone reception - on Thursday. Special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation returned the girl home to Columbia, Tenn. In a statement they said they are focusing on the teen's recovery. According to the investigative document, Cummins filled two prescriptions for erectile dysfunction medications before fleeing with the girl, and while on the run, purchased "commonly used ...

USA Judge blocks Trump threat to withhold 'sanctuary city' funds
Author: 0 Judge blocks Trump threat to withhold 'sanctuary city' funds

The ruling from US District Judge William Orrick III in San Francisco said Trump's order targeted broad categories of federal funding for sanctuary governments, and that plaintiffs challenging the order were likely to succeed in proving it unconstitutional.

USA Police assessing if Paris shooter had accomplices - French prosecutor
Author: 0 Police assessing if Paris shooter had accomplices - French prosecutor

O., while specifying that the individual had presented himself at an Antwerp police station. "It just never ends". Police later searched his vehicle and found knives and a pump-action shotgun. His two colleagues and the German tourist are said to be out of danger and police have been praised for helping to stop Cheurfi before he could hurt anyone else.

Author: 0 White House set to unveil tax reform blueprint

It is expected to reflect his pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 per cent. In a tweet Sunday, Trump jabbed at Democrats, who vigorously oppose wall funding. But he has had no major legislative achievements to point to as evidence of an activist economic agenda. But that's been dwarfed by the failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a Republican health plan and ongoing questions about Russia's interactions with the Trump presidential ...

USA Prosecutors: Jail inmate went 7 days without water before dying of dehydration
Author: 0 Prosecutors: Jail inmate went 7 days without water before dying of dehydration

Terrill Thomas, 38, died of dehydration on his eighth day in a solitary confinement cell at Milwaukee County Jail, according to prosecutors as they opened an inquest into his death on Monday. Thomas had been arrested nine days before his death, charged with shooting a man in the chest and later firing two shots inside a casino in the midst of what family members told local media was a mental breakdown.