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Red-state Democrats Manchin, Heitkamp say they will support Gorsuch

Red-state Democrats Manchin, Heitkamp say they will support Gorsuch

Sens. Joe Manchin from West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp from North Dakota say they will support the president's nominee. McCaskill, a Democrat, is running for re-election in 2018 in a state Trump won by 19 percentage points. McCaskill laid out the peril for Democrats on the Gorsuch nomination in a private Missouri fund raiser whose audio was leaked by Missouri Republicans earlier this week. Read More

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US Considers Putting Nukes in South Korea

Bill Bishop, a Sinologist who tracks China's state media and political machinations, said it was possible that China would have a more forceful response once Xi had returned from his trip, but not now. Sitting with Mr. Trump during a major national security incident gave the Chinese leader an "unprecedented" opportunity to view at close range how the US leader, less than 100 days into his presidency, acts under pressure, John Park, a specialist on Northeast Asia at Harvard Kennedy School, ... Read More

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Putin calls claims of US election meddling 'fictional'

Putin calls claims of US election meddling 'fictional'

Russian President Vladimir Putin erroneously quoted Ronald Reagan as he reached out to American conservatives who are friendly to his administration. The United States diplomats are allowed to interact freely with representatives of major Russian organizations and government, Putin said, but the Russian ambassadors are given no such leeway. Read More

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Trump dumps Steve Bannon from National Security Council

Confirming that he has been removed as a permanent NSC member, a White House official said the move resulted from a reorganisation by Mr. Trump's new national security advisor, Lieutenant General H.R. Joseph Dunford. The New York Times reports that the memo issued on Tuesday also named the energy secretary, Central Intelligence Agency director and the United Nations ambassador as members of the NSC's principals committee. Read More

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Twitter refuses to out anti-Trump account, DHS backs down

Twitter refuses to out anti-Trump account, DHS backs down

Twitter was represented by Mark Flanagan of WilmerHale in Palo Alto, California. USCIS is the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and is part of the Department of Homeland Security alongside the customs service. Trump himself is an avid Twitter user, but he had a falling out with the company during the campaign when they refused to create an anti-Hillary Clinton emoji. Read More

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US carrier strike group heads toward W. Pacific near Korea

In advance of summit with Xi, Trump warned that the U.S. would act alone if the Chinese didn't exert pressure on North Korea to stop its nuclear threats. Media captionHow do you solve a problem like North Korea? China has always been North Korea's closest diplomatic ally and trading partner, but the relationship has become increasingly strained over Pyongyang's refusal to halt nuclear and missile testing. Read More

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Trump's Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, flew into Iraq on Monday with the top US military officer to get a first-hand assessment of the battle against ISIS from US commanders on the ground and to meet Iraqi officials. The Mosul battle, the biggest in Iraq since the US -led invasion in 2003, has been under way since October, with 100,000 Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shi'ite militiamen seeking to drive out the militants with the support of USA -led air strikes. Read More

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Time WTA winner on tap in Volvo Car Open finals

Time WTA winner on tap in Volvo Car Open finals

The final of the Premier WTA event in Charleston will see two talented teenagers and former junior Grand Slam winners fighting for the first WTA title, and it should be a real cracker . Kasatkina said. "And usually she is beating aggressive players because she like this type of game, everything. And yeah, it was just probably not my day". Read More

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Federal judge in Baltimore approves sweeping plan for police reforms

District Judge James K. Bredar wrote in the court's ruling. "Time is of the essence", Bredar said, as he announced he had approved the decree over the objections of the new Department of Justice. This decree was negotiated during a rushed process by the previous administration and signed only days before they left office. Department lawyers asked the United States district court in Baltimore to put off approving the consent decree for at least 30 days so the new administration could ... Read More

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For Better Or Worse, Trump And GOP Now Own Health Care

For Better Or Worse, Trump And GOP Now Own Health Care

In December, 2016, 42 percent approved of the Affordable Care Act, while 53 percent disapproved. What happened? Perception finally met reality. Seventy-five percent of young adults supported that provision, and 63 percent were in favor of prohibiting insurance providers from denying coverage to people with preexisting conditions. Read More

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Holy Week at First Congregational Church

Holy Week at First Congregational Church

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 8575 S. 700 East, Sandy, will host worship service April 13-14, 7 p.m.; and worship services April 16, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Friday April 14, Good Friday, is a day of mourning for the church. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support and challenge one another as we continue on our spiritual journeys. Read More

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Hodges Community Center on Saturday, April 8

The Easter Bunny will also be on site. In Washougal, the "EGGstravaganza!" will happen from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 12 . Chamber President Michelle Cavett said she is excited to offer the egg hunt to all ages this year. and hunt for glow-in-the-dark eggs. The Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Spanish Fork/Salem Chamber of Commerce will include 10,000 stuffed eggs, prizes and grab bags, as well as appearances by the Easter Bunny, Miss Spanish Fork Royalty, Mayor Steve Liefson and ... Read More

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Salaries Of Top White House Staff Revealed

Salaries Of Top White House Staff Revealed

New documents reveal that the President's daughter and son-in-law continue to earn millions despite their White House roles. For more information on the disclosures, head over to the New York Times to see their full report . For example, he sold his stake in a Manhattan skyscraper to a trust his mother oversees. The Kushner Companies, now run by Jared Kushner's relatives, are seeking investment partners for a massive redevelopment. Read More

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Bombings at churches in Egypt leave at least 37 dead

Bombings at churches in Egypt leave at least 37 dead

Mark's Cathedral in the coastal city of Alexandria, the historic seat of Christendom in Egypt , killing at least 16 people and wounding 41 others, the Interior Ministry said . Islamic State later claimed responsibility for that attack. Supporters of the country's deposed Islamist leader, Mohamed Morsi, accused the Christians of supporting his overthrow in 2013. Read More

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Trump Administration Attempting to Unmask Twitter Users Critical of the President

The Justice Department just told Twitter that DHS' Customs and Border Protection unit "has withdrawn the summons " sent last month seeking the user's name, the company says today in a filing at the U.S. The posts from Twitter handles such as @RogueNASA, @AlternativeNWS and @ALTHHS soon became a social media thorn in Trump's side. And more importantly, the insistence should not be "by a desire to suppress free speech" and "outweigh the important First Amendment rights of Twitter " and ... Read More

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Gorsuch confirmed to US Supreme Court

The court is scheduled to meet Thursday for a private session to decide whether to accept or reject a long list of cases that would be heard next term. Chamber of Commerce business lobbying group, the National Rifle Association gun rights group and anti-abortion activists. He can then prepare for the court's next round of oral arguments, starting on April 17. Read More

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More than half Americans approve of Obamacare now

Trump administration officials and leading GOP legislators said they are not giving up trying to find common ground between conservatives and moderates. The poll comes as Republicans engage in efforts to repeal and replace the ACA. With health insurance, if someone doesn't want to pay for insurance, what do they do when they are sick? In Colorado previous year, Sen. Read More

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California math: 1 vote = $500 million in road work

California math: 1 vote = $500 million in road work

GOP insider and former California Republican Party official Jon Fleischman, who now writes the conservative FlashReport blog, tweeted that Cannella was a "high-priced prostitute" after the deal was reported . He was one of the few Republican candidates endorsed by the California Labor Federation, made up of 1,200 affiliated unions, when he won re-election four years ago. Read More

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Baltimore residents to comment on plan to overhaul police

But Gore said the Trump Justice Department wanted more time to see if there "may be better ways" to bring about reform. Almost 50 residents and advocates appeared before a federal court judge on Thursday to complain about mistreatment by this city's police officers and to urge the judge to approve federal oversight of the department, a day after the Justice Department expressed " grave concern" about moving forward and sought to delay the process. Read More

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Patrol: Inmate Suspected In Beating Death Of Serial Killer

He pleaded guilty to that and other murders to avoid the death penalty, according to court records. Twenty-one of the people Harvey killed were at the former Drake Memorial Hospital in Cincinnati, where he worked from 1986 to 1987. "Some of those (patients) might have lasted a few more hours or a few more days, but they were all going to die", he told Wells. A forensic pathologist conducting the autopsy on Powell detected the smell of bitter almonds, which matched with cyanide, and "knew ... Read More

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Woman dies in Mississippi storm during 911 call

Woman dies in Mississippi storm during 911 call

Stewart County Sheriff Office dispatcher Sandra James says preliminary reports indicate the storm toppled power lines and several trees along roads and the interstate. Possible severe thunderstorms are forecast Wednesday afternoon and night. The governor said powerful straight-line winds destroyed the mobile home. Read More

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Senate Confirms Gorsuch To Supreme Court

Senate Confirms Gorsuch To Supreme Court

Senate Republicans changed the rules of Senate Thursday after Democrats, including Mr. Coons, filibustered President Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Scalia died on February 13, 2016, and the court has been operating with eight members ever since. The result largely repeated an initial voting Thursday that failed to confirm his nomination due to filibuster rules. Read More

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Hoffman faltering, Garcia surging in 2nd round at Masters

Now I have a chance going into the weekend". A few holes later tournament officials acknowledged the error. All in all it's not that bad. "After the first round I couldn't ask for much better than this". Even more daunting were the players lined up behind them - Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson among four Masters champions, Olympic gold medalist Justin Rose, Spanish rookie sensation Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy, missing only this major for the career Grand Slam. Read More

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Hillary Clinton: US should 'take out' Assad's air fields

Hillary Clinton: US should 'take out' Assad's air fields

She also took digs at USA and Russian presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Clinton called on Congress to put party squabbles aside and look into it. On Thursday, she declined to mention President Trump by name but weighed in on several issues confronting his administration, including potential military action in Syria following a deadly chemical attack this week and continued questions about Russian meddling in last year's election. Read More

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