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Last Confederate monument removed in New Orleans

Last Confederate monument removed in New Orleans

The next big fight, Suber said , will be to remove an equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837, from a prominent spot in Jackson Square in the city's historic French Quarter. The statue, which stood for 106 years, had been atop a roughly 12-foot column and depicted Davis with his right arm outstretched with palm turned upward. Read More

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Donald Trump Back to the States Back to Ripping 'Fake News' Media

Donald Trump Back to the States Back to Ripping 'Fake News' Media

Not holding a press conference marked a breach of custom at a major global event where the United States president traditionally faces the press at the end, and often during the trip as well. - Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump ) May 28, 2017 ....it is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers. He declined to do the same during several such talks on the just-ended trip, during which he met several heads of state. Read More

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BA says 'many' of its IT systems up and running

BA says 'many' of its IT systems up and running

BA flights to and from Gatwick and Heathrow were cancelled, including three flights from Dublin Airport to Heathrow at 11.05am, 12.50pm and 14.05pm on Saturday. Heathrow Airport and Gatwick are also running updated schedules on their websites. As well as the flight cancelations, many passengers have not been given their luggage. Read More

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G7 summit ends in deadlock over climate change

G7 summit ends in deadlock over climate change

In a message on Twitter posted before the joint statement was officially released, Trump said: "I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!" "The U.S.is now paying much more than any other nations", said Trump. U.S President Donald Trump has said "the Germans are bad, very bad" while meeting with European leaders in Brussels on Thursday, according to the German news magazine Der Spiegel. Read More

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Boy flies off slide at Bay Area water park on opening day

Boy flies off slide at Bay Area water park on opening day

Fortunately, the boy didn't fall from the top, but at the base of the slide. " The wave took them over the edge of the catch basin". Rodems said the 10-year-old didn't need an ambulance. "You want everything to go flawless but it's an aquatics park", Rodems said. Video of the accident, recorded by a photographer covering the opening, shows the youngster being launched off a pocket of water at the bottom of the slide's 80-degree drop. Read More

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Vijay Singh takes lead with 68 at windy Senior PGA

Langer grinded out three pars in the teeth of the wind and, when conditions began to improve, he took advantage, making five straight birdies to regain the lead Friday at the Senior PGA Championship . "I was really exhausted on Monday and Tuesday, really low on energy", Langer said. Langer missed seven greens in regulation after missing just three greens the first two days, but he scrambled well, getting up and down all but one time . Read More

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Supreme Court travel ban case could test Trump's reach

Supreme Court travel ban case could test Trump's reach

The government quickly announced its intention to appeal the decision - the latest in a series of stinging judicial defeats for the Republican billionaire, who took office in January - to the Supreme Court . Looked at that way, the executive order "is entirely without constitutional fault", he wrote. Do Mr. Trump's often incendiary remarks and tweets as a candidate, and those of his campaign, form a legitimate basis for determining that the ban was motivated mainly by what the court ... Read More

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G7 leaders gather for 'robust' talks in Sicily

Russian Federation was first invited as a guest observer in 1997 as a way to encourage then-President Boris Yeltsin's capitalist reforms, and formally joined a year later. On the campaign trail, Trump promised to terminate the U.S. participation in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change , at different times claiming it to be an anti-business and anti-US conspiracy by the environmentalists or by China. Read More

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Three Mississippi Teens Charged With Murder Of 6-Year-Old

Three Mississippi Teens Charged With Murder Of 6-Year-Old

About nine hours later, following a child-abduction alert and widespread publicity, a man reported the Camry was on the side of a dead-end road in the suburb of Gluckstadt. Frazier's body was found about eight hours later still in the vehicle, which had been abandoned on Gluckstadt Road in Madison County. Kingston's uncle, David Archie , told the Jackson Clarion Ledger: "Even if I was mad at the world, I couldn't do this to a 6-year-old". Read More

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President Trump's proposed budget would have significant effects in Shelby County

President Trump's budget is a cruel farce. Democratic lawmakers are pressing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) on the administration's forthcoming tax overhaul proposal. All Americans. A budget without a heart should be dead on arrival. Georgia Rep. Sanford Bishop said the cuts "fail the test of basic human decency". No one chooses food stamps over a job. Read More

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Severe storms and tornadoes possible in nation's midsection

Some people said they followed his advice and were caught in major traffic jams on highways in central Oklahoma as a tornadic storm approached Oklahoma City. "We have several reports in the county of other structures down, trees down and damaged vehicles". "It's heartbreaking and it's a very trying time for these families when you see the magnitude of the destruction", Fallin said after touring the damage. Read More

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Mother of Uber CEO dies after boating accident

Mother of Uber CEO dies after boating accident

THE ORIGINAL STORY :Uber issued the following statement regarding the accident: "Last night Travis and his family suffered an unspeakable tragedy". Kalanick was close with his mother, a person familiar with the matter said. Fisherman spotted the victims on shore and tried to help, according to authorities. The ride-sharing titan co-founded Uber in 2009 with Garrett Camp and is worth $6.3 billion. Read More

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Joe Lieberman Is Too 'Extreme' for Bernie Sanders

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he could name a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week before he leaves on his first foreign trip since taking office. Tweeting on Friday afternoon, Sanders said that Lieberman failed to meet his bar because he would be "perceived as a political appointee". He also was the US attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma and served in a law enforcement position in Washington during the administration of former President Ronald ... Read More

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Abbas Voices Commitment to Two-State Solution, Arab Peace Initiative

Abbas Voices Commitment to Two-State Solution, Arab Peace Initiative

Mr. Trump said he was "gratified" that Mr. Abbas attended a summit with him last weekend in Saudi Arabia aimed at building cooperation among Arab states to fight extremism. "We're in a new era", he said. The arrival of Donald Trump in the White House was greeted by the Israeli right with enthusiasm. Like him or loathe him, Trump delivered a message of hope, albeit devoid of substance, and has brought some sense of possibility back to the Israeli-Palestinian relationship. Read More

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Trump in Italy for second day of G-7 meetings

I can think of no better way to conclude our first foreign trip than to spend time with you. French President Emmanuel Macron struck a more positive note, saying the talks had been useful. "Together civilised nations will crush the terrorists, block their funding, strip them of their territory and drive them out of this earth", he said. Read More

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Schedule Altered for ACC Baseball Semifinals

From there the game slowed down a bit. Weston Jackson hit a solo homer in the ninth inning for the Tigers' second run. Busby led the way with a 3-for-5 outing, adding two doubles and a two-run home run. As a team, the Seminoles went 3-17 (.176) with runners on base, 2-12 (.167) with runners in scoring position and 2-9 (.222) with two outs. It would be more than enough for Tyler Holton, who continued to pitch nearly lights out for his ninth win of the season. Read More

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Boating safety for Memorial Day weekend

Boating safety for Memorial Day weekend

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is out in full force this weekend to make sure people are keeping up to code while having fun on the water. Make sure your boat is in good working order with your navigation and lights are operational and make sure all safety features are on board", Baird said. Read More

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The path to single-payer health care

The path to single-payer health care

Some of the differences are stark. Not only does the AHCA make it more expensive for women buying insurance, but it creates unrealistic expectations that mothers have to meet by eliminating maternity coverage standards and allowing states the ability to revoke Medicaid from new mothers if they are unable to find work within 60 days of giving birth. Read More

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Congressional report shows how premiums could change under 'Trumpcare'

Congressional report shows how premiums could change under 'Trumpcare'

These numbers fill in the big picture, which looks something like this: Health care, which depends on highly skilled labor and sophisticated technology, is expensive. "Some people would have increases of thousands of dollars in a year". That's an annual insurance bill of $13,600, versus the $1700 she pays now. The credits would be based on age instead of income and would be capped for higher earners. Read More

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Texas House Rejects Attempts To Strengthen 'Bathroom Bill'

Texas House Rejects Attempts To Strengthen 'Bathroom Bill'

Abbott has said he wants to sign a bathroom bill into law, but he's also indicated he'd rather not call a special session on this or any issue. House Republicans - along with House Republicans and House Democrats - have been skeptical of the income tax reductions and accompanying sales tax increase favored by Senate Republicans and the governor. Read More

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Texas children die in hot auto

Raymond Ramirez says the two children - identified as a 16-month-old Cavanaugh and 2-year-old Juliet Ramirez - were his cousins. Two children in Texas have died after they were locked in a hot auto Friday as temperatures soared to 96 degrees, according to police. Read More

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Donald Trump faces new controversies as foreign trip winds down

U.S. President Donald Trump (C) and other leaders arrive for the group photo for the G7 Outreach Program on the second and last day of the G7 Taormina summit on the island of Sicily on May 27, 2017 in Taormina , Italy . Trump has tweeted the reason why he has not signed the pledge as of yet. Trump was cajoled for three days - first in Brussels at meetings of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union, then in Sicily for G-7 - but will leave Italy without making clear ... Read More

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