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Looting, shootings leave 13 dead in one day in Venezuela

Looting, shootings leave 13 dead in one day in Venezuela

A resident of El Valle explained that the crowd moved trough the neighborhood, destroying a large supermarket, a liquor store and other businesses. The government accuses the opposition of hiring armed agitators to sow violence, while the opposition says it is the government hiring thugs and ordering the police and army to repress peaceful protests. Read More

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Thousands of people in US rally for workers, against Trump

Thousands of people in US rally for workers, against Trump

Many U.S. protests are focusing on immigration. The park where the "Roof and Refuge" rally and march began is in the heart of the Monument Boulevard neighborhood, home to a large immigrant Latino community. Trump's efforts are opposed by many state and local leaders in heavily Democratic California, which in recent years has adopted immigrant-friendly policies such as issuing driver's licenses regardless of immigration. Read More

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Quick guide: The French presidential election

In an interview in her Paris headquarters, Le Pen said there could still be a surprise on Sunday despite polls that show she is trailing independent centrist rival Emmanuel Macron by a large margin. Two-thirds of respondents in an Elabe survey rated Macron as the victor of the clash despite Le Pen's attempts to paint him as the candidate of the capitalist elite, and a friend to terrorists. Read More

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United States officers who shot black man will not face charges

At a news conference Wednesday, Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, D, urged people to keep calm and said the Justice Department's decision not to charge "does not mean the police officers acted appropriately". The family of Alton Sterling met with the Department of Justice to get the official notice Wednesday morning. One day after it was leaked that the officers involved in the death of Alton Sterling would not be prosecuted, the Justice Department has released a report ... Read More

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Trump's second nominee for Army Secretary withdraws nomination

Mark Green, Republican senator for Tennessee, yesterday said in a statement to NBC News he was withdrawing due to "false and misleading attacks against me". Mark Green released a statement with his announcement, CNN reported . Green claims it is his Christian beliefs that have made him a target. Ironically, the storm of criticism from Democrats and some Republicans that forced Green to withdraw as a potential Secretary of the Army may give him a boost toward returning to the ... Read More

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Wisconsin-based atheist group sues Trump over church order

President Donald Trump today signed an executive order that would allow religious organizations to endorse political candidates and expand participation in politics. But it does not provide what many religious groups were hoping for and what many secular groups feared: There is no exemption from anti-discrimination laws for those who object to LGBT issues on moral or religious grounds. Read More

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Heavy rain leads to flooding in Louisiana

Gov. Asa Hutchinson posted an aerial photo of a Walmart in Pocahontas surrounded by water, as well as the flooding that has impacted roads nearby. After a couple of days of calm weather, forecasters expect 2 inches of rain or more in parts of the same hard-hit areas through Thursday. Read More

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Slaying of camp workers on California beach may be solved

Slaying of camp workers on California beach may be solved

Sonoma County Sheriff Steve Freitas said Shaun Gallon had always been considered a suspect in the double murder and that detectives, "took the opportunity talk to him about the murders in Jenner" while he was in custody. Shaun Gallon, 38, was arrested by the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department as a suspect in the 2004 Jenner double homicide case. The weapon used in the 2004 shooting, identified at the time as a Marlin rifle, has not been found, he said. Read More

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Ranker's top tequilas for Cinco de Mayo

When the Civil War finally ended, the USA forced France to withdraw its troops from Mexico and their empire collapsed. In 2015, 40 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes over the Cinco de Mayo weekend. This day is a celebration to remember Mexico's victory in the battle of Puebla . The Mexican army only had about 2,000 troops, but they defeated the French in the battle in the state of Puebla. Read More

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2 killed when cargo plane goes off runway in West Virginia

2 killed when cargo plane goes off runway in West Virginia

Plante says there was no indication of any issues with the aircraft before the crash. He said emergency officials have had difficulty reaching the crash site because it's down over a steep hill. He said the plane was a small, twin-engine turboprop. An official told NBC News the plane made a hard landing, with one wing hitting the runway before the other. Read More

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Unions, immigrant groups to march in California cities

Rallies and marches are happening nationwide. Immigrant advocates say they want to send a message to the White House and Congress to rethink efforts to expand deportations. "It is sad to see that now being an immigrant is equivalent to nearly being a criminal", said Mary Quezada, a 58-year-old North Carolina woman who joined those marching on Washington. Read More

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JP: Cloudy and cool on Friday, weekend looks great

JP: Cloudy and cool on Friday, weekend looks great

Unsettled weather next week with highs in the 60s. While most of Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be dry, you may need the umbrella from time to time. New rainfall of one-tenth to a quarter-inch possible. Friday evening, the downpours slide from west to east, along the coastline while a break in the showers reach western New England. Read More

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'Hey hey hey, goodbye': Democrats chant at House Republicans after healthcare vote

The specific effects of this piece of legislation may not matter much anyway, since Republican senators say they will chuck out the House bill and write their own. Colorado Republicans Rep. Ken Buck, Rep. Doug Lamborn and Rep. Scott Tipton voted for the bill, while all the state's Democrats voted against it. State Medicaid plans would no longer have to cover some Obamacare-mandated essential health benefits, fulfilling a Republican promise to return more control to the states. Read More

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Ann Coulter didn't go to Berkeley but these protesters did

Police erected barricades and refused to let participants enter the campus. PHOTOS: Groups protest in Berkeley over Ann Coulter In the meantime, near Civic Center Park, there were two sides with very different viewpoints. A man holds a sign showing Pepe, a frog meme that has been seized upon by the far right, during Thursday's gathering in Berkeley. "We'll keep coming back", Southern said. Read More

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Questions, concerns linger after DOJ decision on Sterling case

Questions, concerns linger after DOJ decision on Sterling case

Acting U.S Attorney Corey Amundson, however, said that while the videos of Alton Sterling's fatal shooting are "disturbing", nothing on the tapes amounted to a federal crime. Salamoni's lawyer, John McLindon, said the officer was relieved he won't face federal charges. Stewart was referring to a case that Landry's office brought against two Marksville law enforcement officers who opened fire on a auto after a chase, killing a 6-year-old autistic boy and critically wounding his father. Read More

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Three dead as SUV crashes at crowded US car auction

Massachusetts State Police said earlier there was "no evidence or information to suggest the incident was caused by an intentional or terrorist act". At the time of the accident, several hundred people were in the building. The investigation is ongoing, police said. Those who attend these types of auctions state there is nothing preventing vehicles from hitting people. Read More

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Thursday, May 4 Evening Forecast

Thursday, May 4 Evening Forecast

From then on, the rest of Thursday night will feature persistent downpours which pull away finally during the daybreak hours of Friday morning. Tuesday: Partly sunny. The latest model shows that precipitation will begin later into Thursday evening. That being said, if you get caught under a thunderstorm you will experience a brief period of heavy rain, gusty winds and possible hail. Read More

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Democrats Have More Demands After Trump Retreats on Wall

Democrats Have More Demands After Trump Retreats on Wall

With a little more than 48 hours to go until the bill funding the federal government expires, lawmakers are scrambling to come up with a plan to prevent a partial shutdown of the federal government. The trouble with a short-term commitment from the White House is that CSR payments are the subject of a lawsuit between the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and the Department of Health and Human Services that dates back to the Obama administration. Read More

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Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo around Washington

Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo around Washington

Cinco de Mayo , a celebration of Mexican heritage, wades ashore in the CNMI today, with the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library hosting two parties-one for children and another for the rest of the family. Tuesday, May 2 will bring $5 all-you-can-eat Tacos Americanos (chicken and beef), on Wednesday May 3, Margaritas will have $5 fajitas with the purchase of any full-sized fajita, and all appetizers are $5 on May 4. Read More

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U.S. test fires ballistic missile from California coastal base

U.S. test fires ballistic missile from California coastal base

North Korea said the bombers conducted "a nuclear bomb dropping drill against major objects" in its territory at a time when US President Donald Trump and "other US warmongers are crying out for making a preemptive nuclear strike". " These test launches verify the accuracy and reliability of the ICBM weapon system, providing valuable data to ensure a continued safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent ", a statement by the Air Force Global Strike Command said, notes the Los Angeles Times . Read More

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May Day Demos Turn Violent In Northwest, Dozens Arrested

May Day Demos Turn Violent In Northwest, Dozens Arrested

Rallies and marches are happening nationwide. Along with the rally, activists organized two marches that set off from Everett and East Boston and ended together in Chelsea, which proclaims that it is a "sanctuary city". Retired social worker Christina Reilly Vaccarino, 78, who emigrated from Ireland at age 15 with a green card allowing her to work as a nanny, said she was "disgusted" by Trump's policies on immigration, taxes and workers' rights. Read More

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2 dead in Texas college shooting

2 dead in Texas college shooting

When an active-shooter alarm rang at North Lake, a two-year public school in Dallas , students were ordered to remain locked in their rooms. A US attorney says there is not enough evidence to pursue federal charges against two white officers in the death of a black man in Baton Rouge. Read More

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Thompson votes yes on GOP health care bill

Thompson votes yes on GOP health care bill

As votes on the AHCA were being counted in the House, Alexandra Jaffe of Vice News reported seeing "cases upon cases of beer" being rolled into the Capitol on a cart via Twitter. Democrats contested that assertion. "I will continue working to increase access to quality, affordable health care for every Northeast Florida family". Read More

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Michael Flynn Is The Subject Of A Pentagon Investigation

Gen. Michael T. Flynn received from foreign groups, members of the House Oversight Committee said Thursday. Spicer, in defense of the way Flynn was vetted, stood behind the fact that his clearances were approved under the Obama administration, not acknowledging that Trump was the one who made a decision to bring him into the administration. Read More

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China 'Putting Pressure' On North Korea, Says Donald Trump

The deployment has drawn protests from China, which says the powerful radar, which can penetrate its territory, will undermine regional security, and from local residents anxious they will be a target for North Korean missiles. Meanwhile, conflicting ideas on how to deal with the threat from North Korea have emerged from Washington and China. Speaking on " Fox News Sunday", McMaster says it's important "for all of us to confront this regime, this regime that is pursuing the weaponization ... Read More

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More rain in the forecast adds to woes in flooded Midwest

More than 270 roads remain closed across the state Wednesday, Missouri transportation officials said. At one point, about 300 roads were closed across the state. After historic weekend flooding, Missouri braces for new deluge: https://t.co/H9lUTWEdRW Several more inches of rain poss. This followed several days of drenching precipitation that caused flooding along rivers in the Midwest and Arkansas . Read More

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DOJ not expected to file charges in Alton Sterling case

DOJ not expected to file charges in Alton Sterling case

She says the "suffering still continues" and called on people to remember his name. Police said at the time of the shooting that the officers' body cameras had fallen off before the shooting. CNN has not independently confirmed the media reports, which cited unnamed sources. Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome said today that she was appalled that news of the DOJ's decision was "leaked" on Tuesday through the press before Sterling's family was notified. Read More

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Texas cop fired after shooting unarmed teen

Officers were in the area to break up the house party after receiving reports of underage drinking . The Balch Springs Police Department said Tuesday that officer Roy Oliver was terminated for violating department policies during the Saturday night shooting that killed Jordan Edwards . Read More

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