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Macron seen winning but Le Pen gains

Macron seen winning but Le Pen gains

They are a part of a special security unit which provides antiterrorism surveillance, launched in January 2015 after the attacks on the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and the kosher market in Paris . U.S. President Donald Trump elbowed his way into the French presidential elections in the only way he knows how: Twitter. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack in an unusually quick statement that sowed confusion by apparently misidentifying ... Read More

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Sheriff Clarke's staff neglected duties, resulting in inmate death

Sheriff Clarke's staff neglected duties, resulting in inmate death

Staffers at the jail shut off the water supply to his cell because Thomas had cut up his mattress and used it to flood his cell, Assistant District Attorney Kurt Benkley said . Thomas reportedly began his incarceration by being loud and belligerent, but he quietly lost almost 35 pounds, and became dehydrated and weak. In April 2016, Thomas, 38, was arrested and taken to the jail on charges that he fired shots at a man, then drove to a casino and fired two rounds while inside the building. Read More

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UC Berkeley reverses decision to cancel Ann Coulter event on campus

UC Berkeley on Thursday invited controversial conservative Ann Coulter back to campus - a little more than 24 hours after cancelling her gig which had been set for next week. UC Berkeley said it did not have enough advance notice to provide security for the Coulter event. The decision sparked initial criticism from Coulter and conservatives, especially after the cancellation of two previous speeches by conservative figures Milo Yiannopoulos on February 1 and conservative writer David ... Read More

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Deadliest Catch star arrested on drug charges in Phoenix

Deadliest Catch star arrested on drug charges in Phoenix

According to Page Six , Phoenix police say the 31-year-old was arrested and "released on his own recognizance" Monday after an initial court appearance. He faces a May 5 status conference. Harris was booked for possession of risky drugs, illegal possession of prescription drugs and felony theft. This isn't the first time Harris has faced trouble with the law. Read More

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Caterpillar boosts profit view amid recovery signs

The company also beat on revenue, generating $9.8 billion against expectations of $9.4 billion. The company expects to incur about $1.25 billion of restructuring costs in 2017, an increase of $750 million from the prior outlook , as the current outlook now includes restructuring costs for recently announced actions at manufacturing facilities in Gosselies, Belgium, and Aurora, Illinois . Read More

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Sonny Perdue sworn in as U.S. agriculture secretary

Gordon said as the owner of three agribusiness and transportation firms serving farmers across the Southeast, Perdue had served as a member of the NGFA's board of directors from 2014 until his nomination by President Donald J. Perdue's cousin, Sen David Perdue, R-Ga., presided over the Senate for the vote. To calm them down, he assured them he will advocate for rural America and he promised to reach out to Democrats. Read More

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Tennessee Teacher Planned to Take 15-Year-Old Girl to Mexico

Authorities said Elizabeth has since been reunited with her family and was being evaluated for emotional trauma. In an earlier interview Monday with CNN , Elizabeth's sister-in-law, Danielle Thomas, said Elizabeth may have thought she and Cummins were going on a one-day excursion and didn't anticipate leaving for more than a month and traveling more than 2,000 miles away. Read More

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Trump to sign orders on oil drilling, national monuments

Trump to sign orders on oil drilling, national monuments

The monuments bookending that period are the Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah and the Bear Ears Inter Tribal Coalition, both in Utah, both declared monuments by Democratic presidents. Trump will meet with a group of farmers Tuesday after former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is sworn in as agriculture secretary . St. Clair, who led the monument push on behalf of his mother, Burt's Bees co-founder Roxanne Quimby, who acquired the land, said there's strong local support for the monument, ... Read More

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Trump's 100-days promises: Fewer than half carried out

Trump's 100-days promises: Fewer than half carried out

Prior to his election, Trump criticized his predecessor's use of executive actions as a way of going around around Congress. One order will call for the administration to redo the 2017-2022 federal offshore leasing plan, which was finalized by the Obama administration in November and now includes 10 sales in the Gulf of Mexico and one in Alaska's Cook Inlet over those five years, but does not include sales in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, which were removed from the plan before it was ... Read More

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Prince Fans Mark Anniversary of Music Superstar's Death

Prince music will be played throughout the ballpark pre-game and in-game. While the mourning process continues for many - Matt Fink of The Revolution said earlier in the week that he still grieves for his former boss - this weekend at Paisley Park is supposed to be about rejoicing in Prince's musical contributions and preserving his legacy. Read More

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Nets Revel in Trump 'Backing Down' on Border Wall

The White House had confirmed that Trump said at a reception with conservative journalists on Monday that he might be willing to seek funding for his signature wall again in the spending debates at the end of the current fiscal year. But a big stumbling block remains, involving a Democratic demand for money for insurance companies that help low-income people afford health policies under former President Barack Obama's health law, or that Trump abandon a threat to use the payments as a ... Read More

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Hardball Health Care Option May Cost Taxpayers, and Trump

Hardball Health Care Option May Cost Taxpayers, and Trump

For all the goals Trump won't accomplish by his 100th day in office, he may feel more bullish about getting a boost in military spending included in the spending bill. President Donald Trump Monday afternoon continued his unfounded attacks on ObamaCare, after the extraordinary failure of TrumpCare to even get to the House floor for a vote last month. Read More

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White House names new Secret Service director

White House names new Secret Service director

A retired Marine Corps general, Alles is now acting deputy commissioner of customs and border protection. He now serves as the acting deputy commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection. Alles has also led the Air and Marine Operations division of the customs agency, which has more than 1,000 agents, according to the agency's website. Read More

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Trump to keep list of White House visitors secret

In March, eight USA senators wrote letters to Trump and Secret Service Director William J. Callahan and urged them to continue Obama's open records policy. Newly filed reports have shown that President Donald Trump is already amassing funds for his 2020 re-election campaign, before he has finished his first 100 days in office. Read More

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Obama Delivers First Post-Presidency Speech, Without Ever Mentioning 'Trump'

During the hour-long speech, Obama engaged young leaders and community organizers at the University of Chicago on a number of vital topics affecting their generation. Obama has largely stayed out of the spotlight since leaving office, despite frequent attacks from the Trump administration over his legacy. "We need to start working from the ground up, not from Washington, [D.C.] down", Hassan said. Read More

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New England Patriots Slam NYT For Tweet Over White House Team Photo

New England Patriots Slam NYT For Tweet Over White House Team Photo

Check out this photo comparing the 2015 champs visit and the 2017 champs visit. Trump "launched his campaign against 16 seasoned politicians... facing odds like we did", Kraft said, adding that both the Patriots and Trump persevered. The tight end popped his head into the briefing room and jokingly asked Press Secretary Sean Spicer whether he needed any help, drawing laughs. Even before the Patriots responded, there was a big problem with the comparison. Read More

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Historic Georgia House Race Down to 2 Candidates

Republicans are bidding to prevent a major upset in a conservative Geor. (AP Photo/David Goldman). A voter casts a ballot in a special election in Atlanta, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Great job Karen Handel! "And while Republicans have their backs against the wall, Democrats will keep their foot on the gas through Election Day because the residents of Georgia's 6district deserve a representative who will fight for them", he said . Read More

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100 percent chance of rain for Tuesday

100 percent chance of rain for Tuesday

Starting off mostly cloudy with clouds decreasing through the day. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 8 miles per hour in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. South wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. North, northwest wind 15 to 18 miles per hour with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour. There will be a chance of storms Thursday through Saturday . Read More

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Warriors F Durant available for Game 4 against the Blazers

Kevin Durant injured his left calf during the third quarter of the Warriors' Game 1 victory against the Portland Trail Blazers but said that he's unsure how he got the injury, which then tightened up afterward. You have to have that mindset. The Warriors went 2-5 in the games immediately after his injury, but proceeded to rattle off 14 straight wins and finish the season 15-1. Read More

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APNewsBreak: New Orleans to take down Confederate statues

APNewsBreak: New Orleans to take down Confederate statues

Landrieu said the memorials were coming down during the wee hours because of death threats and intimidation from some of those who want the monuments to stay and to minimize city disruption. The city's Confederate Memorial Hall Museum, opened in 1891, is the state's oldest museum and represents one of the nation's largest collections of Confederate memorabilia, including 140 flags from Louisiana regiments. Read More

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Medical tech firm Becton Dickinson to buy CR Bard for $24B

Medical tech firm Becton Dickinson to buy CR Bard for $24B

USA investors are also gearing up for the busiest earnings week in at least a decade, with over 190 S&P 500 members, including heavyweights Alphabet and Microsoft due to report results this week. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink . A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in BDX. Read More

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Sanders urges Democrats to reach out to Trump supporters

Senator Bernie Sanders plans to continue the speaking tour across the country. He discussed a wealth of issues during his 45 minute speech, with an overall emphasis on Democrats coming together to create change. Bernie Sanders lost the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton, but he urged about 2,000 cheering Democrats on Wednesday night to embrace his message of "revolution" to counter Donald Trump's presidency and rebuild the party. Read More

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Sean Spicer apologises amid uproar over Holocaust remark

Spicer also said it is disappointing because he thinks he let the president down. "I hope I showed that I understand that I did that and that sought people's forgiveness because I screwed up". Spicer apologized for his remarks later Tuesday. The attack in northern Syria left almost 90 people dead. Turkey said sarin gas was used. "He brought them into the Holocaust centers, I understand that. Read More

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Arkansas Supreme Court rejects death row stays

Arkansas Supreme Court rejects death row stays

Williams was scheduled to be executed later Monday after the Arkansas Supreme Court again rejected a request to stay his execution. There was a time when executing more than one prisoner on a single day was common. Arkansas believes that secrecy it grants to suppliers can solve that problem, though it still has difficulty obtaining the drugs. Jones beat Lacey Williams and left her for dead. Read More

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Prosecutor rests case in fatal trooper ambush

Prosecutor rests case in fatal trooper ambush

The same jury that convicted him after four hours of deliberations will reconvene on Thursday to hear evidence in the penalty phase of trial at Pike County Courthouse. A death sentence would send Frein to death row, but the state has a moratorium on executions under Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. The discovery sparked a manhunt that involved 1,000 law enforcement officials and spanned more than 300 square miles. Read More

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White Supremacist Monument Removed In New Orleans

The removals are part of a southern-state trend to consign slavery-era monuments to museums, which intensified after the June 17, 2015 shooting deaths of nine black parishioners in a Charleston, South Carolina, church by a white man. "You start losing where you came from and where you've been". So even before Landrieu ordered masked workers to a square in New Orleans on Monday, there was angst across the South about how and if to mark this week's anniversary of a rebel general's surrender in ... Read More

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Food and Farm-Milk Dispute story

President Donald Trump over remarks claiming unfair dairy trade practices between Canada and the U.S. and the affects on the American dairy industry's revenue and jobs. Carr said Canada's government knows it can make a very persuasive case for the integration of the two nations' economies when the sides meet for trade talks in a few months. Read More

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Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

Mr Trump nominated him just two days before his inauguration, and then the nomination was delayed for weeks as the administration prepared his ethics paperwork. Perdue may also find himself in the uncomfortable position of defending agriculture in an administration that has so far given the issue limited attention, despite Trump's strong support in rural areas. Read More

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