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Man who got dragged off United plane finally gets some money

Man who got dragged off United plane finally gets some money

Early this afternoon, United also announced that it has reached a settlement with Dao. David Dao's legal team said the agreement includes a provision that the amount will remain confidential. Dao lost two teeth, and suffered a broken nose as well as a concussion, according to his lawyer, who said Dao would have to undergo facial reconstruction surgery. Read More

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Flynn was warned not to accept foreign payments in 2014

The U.S. House committee's leaders reported earlier this week that they found no evidence that Flynn asked for permission for foreign payments he received or informed the military that he had accepted them. "Why would you re-run a background check on someone who was the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency that had and did maintain a high level security clearance?" "These documents raise grave questions about why General Flynn concealed the payments he received from foreign sources after ... Read More

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White House field trip leaves senators confused about North Korea strategy

White House field trip leaves senators confused about North Korea strategy

Officials said that after hearing of McConnell's request, the president suggested nonchalantly that the senators should come to the White House because he's a "gracious host". The briefing team was to meet later with House members in the Capitol. One national security official noted that nearly the entire North Korean nuclear program, from tires to the missiles themselves, comes from foreign material and technology. Read More

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Wells Fargo faces shareholders, protesters at annual meeting

Wells Fargo faces shareholders, protesters at annual meeting

Wells Fargo executives have repeatedly apologized for the scandal and have laid out numerous steps they have taken to win back customer trust, including eliminating sales goals in the community bank, making payments to customers who were harmed and reaching a $142 million class-action settlement with customers affected by the scandal as far back as May 2002. Read More

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Transport bill dies in Colorado Senate

Transport bill dies in Colorado Senate

Dave Howard, R-Park City, called the local option taxes sales taxes and said it should be the duty of companies to provide affordable workforce housing in resort areas. "The North Carolina Association of School Administrators and our school leader members thank the Senate and House for working with us to identify the most conducive way to lower class sizes in Grades K-3", said Katherine Joyce, NCASA's Executive Director. Read More

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Fans pumped, as Blues take 3-0 lead in series against Wild

Paul, Minn. He was coaching Anaheim past year when the Ducks lost their first two games at home, and then won the next three before finally losing the first-round series in seven games. Again, one game at a time . ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ryan Getzlaf scored the tiebreaking power-play goal with 4:46 to play on a freakish deflection off Lance Bouma's skate, and Anaheim took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Read More

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When is a wall not a wall? GOP redefines Trump's border wall

When is a wall not a wall? GOP redefines Trump's border wall

Thad Cochran, the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said in a statement . Even if the legislation passes the House, it will face major hurdles in the Senate and is certain to be extensively revised if it survives at all. "We are down to the last final things". But, Republicans argue that the payments are part of mandatory spending and therefore shouldn't be part of the negotiations. Read More

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Trump Blasts Judge Who Blocked Sanctuary City Order

Then, he added, the same court "hits again on sanctuary cities - both ridiculous rulings". "See you in the Supreme Court!". Trump tweeted that the 9th circuit has "a awful record of being overturned (close to 80 percent)". While Orrick's ruling does not find the policy unconstitutional, he did find that the counties and cities that challenged the law demonstrated they could face "immediate irreparable harm" if the policy were allowed to be put into place, and that their constitutional ... Read More

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Liberal US firebrand Warren 'troubled' by Obama Wall St fee

Liberal US firebrand Warren 'troubled' by Obama Wall St fee

Obama is following in the path of several other recent presidents who found they were able to easily monetize the experiences they gained in the world's most powerful elected position. "I think it ultimately threatens democracy". ABC News confirmed Obama's six-figure speaking fee for the Wall Street conference with his office. Eric Schultz, a spokesman for the former president, had already attempted to cool down critics of the Obama speech. Read More

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BYU women's golf receives invitation to NCAA Regionals

BYU women's golf receives invitation to NCAA Regionals

SMU, eight Big 12 teams and Texas A&M received invitations to NCAA women's golf regionals beginning May 8. "The language says you can not play or practice", she said. MSU is on the upswing at the right time. Cal and defending NCAA champion Washington are also in the regional. Maggie Simmermacher and Katerina Vlasinova each placed in the top five to lead ODU to its first Conference USA tournament title. Read More

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Arkansas prepares for its fourth execution in eight days

Just a few kilometres from the prison, and still in Varner, he stumbled across Carl Boren tending his garden. "Every time I go up and down the highway, I know he's there", Gail Boren told CNN affiliate KATV . On Thursday, Hutchinson responded to the clemency request. "They did all this for me and my daughter to come and see my dad considering the things that he has done to their family", said Johnson. Read More

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Trump errs on the court system

Trump errs on the court system

He said the decision "is something that will be overturned eventually and we'll win at the Supreme Court level at some point". If Trump is right about the ultimate destination of the sanctuary cities case, he'll face a court reinforced by his own nominee, conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch . Read More

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Pence says US will honor Obama-era refugee deal with Australia

The Prime Minister has resisted those calls, and although China is Australia's most important trading partner, America remains its closest ally on security matters. The former governor of Indiana's visit has been widely viewed as an effort ti smooth over relations with Australia in the wake of the high-publicised telephone argument between the leaders of the two countries. Read More

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Spicer blames Obama for Flynn's security clearance

The Maryland Democrat also released other documents showing that the Defense Intelligence Agency, which Flynn oversaw from July 2012 to August 2014, warned Flynn not to accept foreign payments as he entered retirement. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released new documents relating to Flynn, who was sacked by Trump from his position as National Security Advisor for lying to Vice President Michael Pence about his ... Read More

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American Airlines boosts employee pay as earnings fall

The company paid $1.70 per gallon of jet fuel, up 40 percent from the first quarter of 2016. "Shareholders get leftovers", wrote Citi analyst Kevin Crissey in a note to clients. Afterward, Delta and United signed contracts with higher pay. American Airlines reported a profit of $234 million in the first quarter of 2017, a steep drop from past year as rising expenses outpaced the growth in revenues. Read More

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Trump Tells Canada And Mexico He Will Renegotiate, Not Withdraw From NAFTA

Trump Tells Canada And Mexico He Will Renegotiate, Not Withdraw From NAFTA

Mr Trump is racing to pass a raft of measures before he reaches the symbolically important 100-day mark in office this weekend. I like both of these gentlemen very much. The Trump administration last month circulated a draft letter on NAFTA renegotiations but has yet to give official notice. Another trade analyst said Trump needed to get back some of the leverage lost from basic realities of this negotiation - that he's the only who needs to keep this promise on a new NAFTA and that the ... Read More

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Trump backs down on border wall funding

Trump backs down on border wall funding

Late in the day on Tuesday, a California judge stepped in to halt Trump's plans to cut federal funding to sanctuary cities. It's not going to happen. Trump's push for a border wall, a signature campaign proposal, is seen by most Democrats and many Republicans as an ineffective way of securing USA borders. Read More

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D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone

D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone

The cartoon opens with the beleaguered press secretary hanging from a noose in the briefing room bearing a placard reading, "I quit". The director says that "Simpsons" executive producer James L. The news anchor they are watching then says: "100 days". Be it Donald Trump or his predecessors, presidents of United States have been fodder for comedy. Read More

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Plant a tree for Arbor Day

Plant a tree for Arbor Day

Roe says overall the number of trees in Wisconsin is growing. IN A preemptive effort to preserve the diversity of both Kalispell and surrounding cities inventory of trees, park departments across the Flathead Valley have begun identifying hazardous and dying trees and removing them with plans to replace them with younger trees of different species. Read More

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Trump to order probe into aluminum imports

Trump to order probe into aluminum imports

The company that runs that smelter has been having problems with a trade case. He said that company could probably meet USA peacetime needs, but not if the United States needed to ramp up defense production for a conflict. Upon conclusion of the investigation Ross will present the President with a recommendation and, as Ross put it, "He'll either accept it or he will not". Read More

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Trump creates accountability office at VA

Trump creates accountability office at VA

It will create a new Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection within the department. "We are not going to let them down", Trump said , arguing that the order "makes it clear that we will never tolerate substandard care for our great veterans" and ensure that those who report problems at the veterans affairs are protected. Read More

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Conservatives back revised health bill, GOP moderates balk

Conservatives back revised health bill, GOP moderates balk

The MacArthur amendment , proposed by moderate Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., will make essential health benefits - requiring plans to cover things like prescription drugs or maternity care - the federal standard but offer limited waivers to states that want to handle things differently and can prove that their approach will lower the cost of health care or increase coverage. Read More

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Earnings on the Doorstep For MGM Resorts International

Earnings on the Doorstep For MGM Resorts International

The Davidson Kempner Capital Management Lp holds 1.30M shares with $37.48M value, up from 400,000 last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc raised its stake in shares of MGM Resorts International by 0.7% in the first quarter. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter past year. Equities research analysts expect that MGM Resorts International will post $1.23 EPS for the current fiscal year. Read More

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Arkansas executes killer for 4th lethal injection in 8 days

He was convicted of murdering Dominique "Nikki" Hurd and Jerrell Jenkins in 1999 and received a life sentence. The attorneys claim there is evidence showing Williams is intellectually disabled and ineligible for the death penalty. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday will consider whether Williams' case should be reopened for a look at his mental health. Department of Correction spokesman Soloman Graves said Williams' last dinner consisted of two pieces of fried chicken, ... Read More

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'Brutal' genital mutilation won't be tolerated in US

'Brutal' genital mutilation won't be tolerated in US

Nagarwala and Fakhruddin Attar are also charged with giving false statements to a federal agent. Shannon Smith said in federal court in MI that her client removed the girls' genital membrane as part of a custom practiced by the Dawoodi Bohra, a small sect of Indian Muslims of which Nagarwala is a part, the Detroit Free-Press reported . Read More

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Trump's first 100 days: expert analysis

Trump's first 100 days: expert analysis

George W. Bush got one in three years, three months. It hasn't hurt that Trump has relaxed his formerly strident trade views about China in recent weeks and shown some newfound toughness toward Russian Federation - these moves had made him seem in line with past GOP presidents. Read More

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USS Carl Vinson exercises with Japan air force

USS Carl Vinson exercises with Japan air force

And as part of the ongoing military muscle-flexing to pressure North Korea to reconsider plans for new missile and nuclear bomb tests, the Carl Vinson armada was joined by two Japanese destroyers and South Korean navy ships. The leaders agreed on the urgency of the threat posed by the North's missile and nuclear programs and committed to coordinate their efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, it said in a statement on Monday. Read More

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Texas House OKs 'sanctuary city' ban with tough jail penalty

Texas House OKs 'sanctuary city' ban with tough jail penalty

The debate comes on the heels of a federal judge's ruling that blocked President Trump's executive order that aimed to withhold federal money from cities and counties deemed sanctuary jurisdictions by the federal government. House representatives will debate the legislation Wednesday after Texas senators overwhelmingly passed it in February. Other sheriffs warn the bill could make their jobs harder if immigrant communities - including crime victims and witnesses - fear the police. Read More

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Senate Overwhelmingly Confirms Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

Senate Overwhelmingly Confirms Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

Perdue will be the first Southerner in the post in more than two decades. His promise to reach across the aisle won him several votes from Democrats. As one can imagine, Secretary Perdue has been anxious to get started in his job. At the hearing, Perdue said he would be a "tenacious advocate and fighter" for rural America when dealing with the White House and other agencies and noted a growing middle class around the world that is hungry for USA products. Read More

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