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Student's service dog gets own headshot in class yearbook

Student's service dog gets own headshot in class yearbook

Using his keen sense of small, Alpha alerts when AJ's blood sugar drops, prompting him to see the nurse for help. Schalk said he approached the school yearbook about including Alpha and they were "100 percent behind it". Alpha's inclusion has been an instant sensation with students such as Bloom, who tweeted "they put his service dog in the yearbook I'm CRYING". Alpha will remain Schalk's faithful friend even after he leaves high school. Read More

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Purdue defends budget's food stamp cuts to angry Democrats

The White House claims the proposed budget is balanced and would eliminate the federal deficit by 2027, which relies on assumptions about tax cuts and growth that both conservative and liberal economists have said are unrealistic . DeVos says school choice gives parents and children education opportunities regardless of their income, zip code and race. Some Republicans said that that they had heard nothing from the administration beforehand prior to the release of a budget notable for ... Read More

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Trump touts ultimate peace, but same obstacles remain

Trump touts ultimate peace, but same obstacles remain

Bethlehem is lively and crowded, home to Palestinian Muslims and Christians, and the Church of the Nativity, the Byzantine-era sacred site built over the grotto where the faithful believe Jesus was born. He stressed that such a potential peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians would trigger a cascade effect throughout the Middle East. The two sides are far apart on the main issues, like the future of east Jerusalem, the borders of a Palestinian state and the fate of Palestinian ... Read More

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Trump sends Congress $4.1T spending plan

Trump sends Congress $4.1T spending plan

It's really out of control at the federal level, but what I am saying is, if they cut medicaid funding, then we have to cut at the state level because most of the funding comes from the feds, but I will do everything possible to keep medicaid coverage for the disabled , for single moms and for children. Read More

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Mulvaney defends Trump budget's social safety net cuts

Trump's budget was silent on bargaining with the pharmaceutical industry to reduce the cost of prescription drugs, a topic the president has often touched on. Democratic defenders of the program warned that would deny health care and nursing home care to millions of people. "If you're on food stamps and you're able-bodied, we need you to go to work". Read More

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Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress

If passed, the steep funding cuts in the plan released on Tuesday would mean much less non-military USA government engagement overseas as the administration implements Trump's "America First" worldview. Another savings - $40 billion over 10 years - comes from not allowing undocumented immigrants to collect the child-care tax credit or earned-income tax credit even if their children are USA citizens. Read More

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US, Turkey dispute fighting in DC as ambassador summoned

US, Turkey dispute fighting in DC as ambassador summoned

Washington police eventually intervened, but not before almost a dozen protesters were injured , some suffering concussions and lost teeth. Protesters outside Turkey's largest courtroom in the Sincan district of Ankara called on Monday for the death penalty for the accused and flung rope nooses at the defendants as they were paraded into court handcuffed and held by the security forces. Read More

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Trump speaks alongside PM Netanyahu in Israel

In remarks earlier in the day with Israel's President Reuven Rivlin, Trump said he sensed "such a different feeling toward Israel" from Arab countries that are still not at peace with the Jewish State. "Who can say regional stability can be restored without Iran?" Mr Rouhani also dismissed a summit Mr Trump attended at the weekend in Saudi Arabia as a "ceremonial (event) that had no political value and will bear no results". Read More

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Kansas House rejects plan to hike taxes $1.2B

Kansas House rejects plan to hike taxes $1.2B

In addition, the new report could say whether the bill achieved enough budget savings to retain special protections the legislation would have to shield it from a Democratic filibuster in the Senate. "And so I'm sure there's going to be some give and take, but to throw out the entire budget just because you disagree with some of the principles would be inappropriate". Read More

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Israelis and Palestinians are ready 'to reach for peace'

On Tuesday, Ma'an reports separately , "Palestinian activists set up an effigy representing Palestinian prisoners in front of the Nativity Church in Bethlehem ", anticipating a possible visit from Trump . After meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas , Trump said that the he was " truly hopeful that America can help Israel and the Palestinians forge peace ". Read More

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Trump budget proposes massive cut to crop insurance

Trump budget proposes massive cut to crop insurance

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, who talked briefly about the budget during a teleconference with reporters after it was released today (May 23). "They are now closer to making this a reality than ever before". "Going down this path all but guarantees there will be no new farm bill". "The proposal slashes crop insurance by $29 billion, conservation programs by $6 billion, and SNAP by $191 billion, in addition to $3 billion in cuts to other farm programs". Read More

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Italy coast guard says at least 20 dead in migrant capsizing

Italy coast guard says at least 20 dead in migrant capsizing

Co-founder of humanitarian rescue group MOAS , Chris Catrambone , said on Twitter that many corpses had been brought on board their ship, and that toddlers were among the dead seen in the water. Good weather conditions off Libya have prompted an increase in the number of migrants leaving for Italy and Reuters news agency said rescue efforts were taking place for some 1,700 people on 15 boats. Read More

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Trump budget: More for the military, less for the poor

Trump budget: More for the military, less for the poor

The budget would also limit the earned income tax and child care tax credits - crucial supports for low-income workers - by requiring that they only be available to those with Social Security numbers. A better word might be "responsible", but the Trump administration realized what Mulvaney called an "ugly truth": "You can never balance the budget at 1.9 percent" growth. Read More

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North Korea says it will mass-produce ballistic missile

Pyongyang has long had missiles that can reach targets across South Korea and Japan. The launch of a Pukguksong-2 solid-fuel missile from a mobile launcher on May 21 may signal a new level of worries for the US, Japan, and South Korea. The U.S. statements came as South Korean President Moon Jae-in convened a National Security Council meeting to discuss the missile launch, which Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a "challenge to the world". Read More

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American teen dies of caffeine overdose

American teen dies of caffeine overdose

A 16-year-old SC youth collapsed and died at school last month and the coroner blames his death on the high caffeine content of the drinks he consumed in the hours leading up to his death. "We lost Davis from a totally legal substance", said Watts on a news conference, as per CNN. "We're not trying to speak out totally against caffeine", he continued. Read More

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Hospitals no longer diverting patients — NHS cyber attack

Hospitals no longer diverting patients — NHS cyber attack

It is estimated that more than 200,000 computers have been affected so far across the globe, and the National Cyber Security Centre has warned that "further causes of ransomware may come to light, possibly at a significant scale". Department of Defence, Walmart and the People's Liberation Army of China. Officials struggled to explain why some NHS computers had not been "patched" with Microsoft updates to close the vulnerability that allowed the worm to spread across its networks. Read More

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Final stages of Mosul battle will be 'extremely violent,' U.S. commander says

Final stages of Mosul battle will be 'extremely violent,' U.S. commander says

The Iraqi officers said five attackers detonated suicide vests once inside the centre and by afternoon the situation was "under control", but five Iraqi military vehicles were torched by the blasts. The Kirkush base houses USA military personnel training Iraqi troops, Iraqi media reported. The United Nations envoy for Iraq says the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group in the city of Mosul is "imminent" and that its so-called "caliphate" in Iraq will soon end. Read More

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Trump in Bethlehem to meet Palestinian president

Trump in Bethlehem to meet Palestinian president

This language is a departure from what Mr. Trump and Francis had to say about each other during the presidential campaign a year ago. Palestinians work on a poster depicting U.S. As Trump made the comment, Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer can be seen burying his face in his hand. Trump will then travel back to Jerusalem to visit Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and deliver a speech at the Israel Museum. Read More

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South Korea has fired into North Korea

But he said the US was in the early stages of applying economic and diplomatic pressure, and that perhaps North Korea was "acting out now in response to some of this pressure that I believe they're beginning to feel". The United States, Britain and France have been pushing for a new U.N. resolution with tougher sanctions against North Korea . In 2013, state media said North Korean leader Kim watched a drone attack drill on a simulated South Korean target. Read More

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