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Employee Accidentally Shoots Self at NRA Headquarters

Employee Accidentally Shoots Self at NRA Headquarters

The unnamed 46-year-old man sustained the injury while putting his gun in his holster at the NRA's National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia, according to NBC News 4. Police working with the local attorney's office said they don't expect any charges to be filed. The unlucky pupil, identified as Robert Frauman Jr., 50, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Read More

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Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

As was true with Scalia, Gorsuch, 49, possesses a judicial philosophy and record of interpreting the Constitution based on its original meaning and the laws based on their text. McConnell, R-Ky., immediately responded, as expected, by leading his Republicans in a unilateral rules change to lower the vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees from 60 to a simple majority in the 100-member Senate. Read More

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U.S. employers add only 98000 jobs in March

U.S. employers add only 98000 jobs in March

A consensus of economists had expected job gains of 5,000 last month and for the unemployment rate to increase to 6.7 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters. London's unemployment rate has fallen for the second straight month. The solid employment gains suggest that an apparent slowdown in gross domestic product growth to around a 1.0 percent annualized pace in the first quarter is probably temporary. Read More

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Governor Bentley tells wife's Chief of Staff to

Governor Bentley tells wife's Chief of Staff to "watch herself"

Hannah says that Governor Bentley warned her to "watch herself", that she "did not know what she was getting into", and that because he was the governor, people "bow to his throne". Another former staffer said Bentley's typical reaction to any advice given without Mason present was, "What does Rebekah think about it?" Bentley vowed again he won't resign even as his political troubles mounted and lawmakers said they would move forward with impeachment hearings because of a sex scandal. Read More

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Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial Jury Begins Deliberations

Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial Jury Begins Deliberations

The biggest reason for that is the inclusion of Pats coach Bill Belichick as a potential witness in the current trial. During the month of testimony, prosecutors and defense lawyers called dozens of witnesses, with the prosecution's star being Bradley, who contended Hernandez had grown furious with the two men in the club. Read More

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North Carolina's 'bathroom law' is headed for repeal

North Carolina's 'bathroom law' is headed for repeal

The ACC pulled games from North Carolina past year and threatened to remove its 2017 football championship from Charlotte as well if HB2 remained on the books. It led to multiple boycotts and economic losses for the Tar Heel State. Asked if HB142 does enough to bring them back, the band's guitarist Steven Van Zandt tweeted: "There is nothing I would like more", but he called the repeal "phony". Read More

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Chinese state media say Trump to visit China in 2017

Since the normalization of China-US relations 45 years ago, the bilateral relationship, even though experiencing ups and downs, has made historic progress and brought enormous and pragmatic benefits to the two peoples, Xi said. The bonhomie extended behind closed doors, where the U.S. president's grandson and granddaughter sang a traditional Chinese ballad - "Jasmine Flower" - and recited poetry for their honoured guests, according to Chinese state media. Read More

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Alabama governor halts impeachment, not disparaging report

The Alabama Supreme Court ordered a stay Saturday afternoon to the temporary restraining order issued by a Montgomery Judge that could stand in the way of the impeachment of Governor Robert Bentley. Republican House Speaker Mac McCutcheon on Friday said that the spectacle has been an embarrassment to the state. "I do not plan to resign", he said. Read More

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Stephen Bannon Removed From National Security Council

As chief White House strategist, Bannon helped shape far-right divisive discourse that helped Trump win the elections. President Donald Trump's chief strategist Stephen K. What this means is that the so-called deep state, or Washington institutions that endure throughout changes of administrations, like the Pentagon and intelligence agencies, are reasserting their power by pushing political operatives like Bannon back into a more limited sphere of influence. Read More

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Will Clean Energy ETFs Benefit from a Carbon Tax?

Administration officials stressed that no final decision has been made and they are reviewing different alternatives. The value-added tax, which is broadly applied around the world, is consumption-based. "It is shameful that Theresa May has rushed to support this act by the most xenophobic and reactionary US president in history", the coalition said. Read More

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Schools close as manhunt continues for gun theft suspect

Atkinson, Janesville, Lake Mills, Milton and Town of Beloit were placed on soft lockdown Thursday. That means classes are held but doors to classrooms and the schools are locked. Jakubowski is suspected of sealing an automatic assault rifle and other guns and had made threats against schools and public officials. Schools across the area ordered soft lockdowns, and tactical units from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and ATF were called in to help. Read More

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Russian Federation attack: Death toll from St Petersburg metro bombing rises to 14

A second bomb was found and defused by police. Mr Putin said: "We see that, unfortunately, the situation is not improving". Russian President Vladimir Putin was in St. His remains were identified by his parents on Wednesday. The bomb went off on a train under Russia's second-largest city on Monday. Four stations on the subway were closed again on Tuesday due to a bomb threat, but later reopened. Read More

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Trump blames Republican radicals for failure of healthcare bill

The bill was pulled from the House floor on Friday in a humiliating political defeat for Mr Trump, lacking support from conservative Republicans and Democrats . Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Sunday said he doesn't think tax cuts have to be "fully offset" so as to be revenue-neutral. "Ninety percent of our conference was very, very upset with about 10 percent, and I didn't want things being done and said that people would regret", Ryan said. Read More

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New GOP health plan could raise premiums; no vote scheduled

Because the GOP can not reach agreement, President Trump's threat to work with Democrats becomes all the more realistic. "I'm not an arm breaker". The House begins a two-week recess next week. Chris Collins going as far as to say the House Freedom Caucus has been disingenuous with their assertion they are negotiating in good faith. The devil will be in the details, and they will matter enormously here, but the general concept of returning regulatory power to the states through waivers ... Read More

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Defense rests in Aaron Hernandez's double-murder trial

Defense rests in Aaron Hernandez's double-murder trial

The former tight end for the New England Patriots is charged in the fatal shootings of two men after a brief encounter in a Boston nightclub in July 2012. On that point, Baez began to hit the prosecution for failing to meet its burden of proof in the case, saying it failed to present any evidence that Hernandez committed the crime on that night in July 2012. Read More

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Swedish police say searching for person of interest in Stockholm attack probe

Officials announced flags at government offices would fly at half-mast Saturday to honor the victims. Officers have said there was no indication an attack was imminent and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The latest outrage inflicted on the continent came just two weeks after similar tactics were used to attack London when Muslim convert Khalid Masood drove into crowds on Westminster Bridge. Read More

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Woodland council recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

Woodland council recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

Over the last 5 years, IN has seen a 65% increase IN reports of child abuse cases. Events like Pinwheels for Prevention help to not only remind people that child abuse still exists, but also to report it. "We've had tons of cases of people who said "I could've called" after the child had been severely abused and we had to follow up". Six children in Shelby county died a year ago from abuse, including the four Gardner children who investigators say were stabbed by their mother. Read More

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Body of Missing Meteorologist Found in Auburn

Body of Missing Meteorologist Found in Auburn

The Portland Press Herald reports that Tom Johnston from WCSH-TV was reported missing Monday after he failed to return from a weekend event at the Sunday River ski resort. "T.J. Thunder" is what they called him in the video, which was his Twitter name, and they said he was "wicked funny" and was the one at the station who always made people smile, on or off camera. Read More

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Trump praises Gorsuch after confirmation

Trump praises Gorsuch after confirmation

It was a shamefully partisan dereliction of the Senate's constitutional duty to provide advice and consent, and the effects of this cynical power play were magnified when President Donald Trump nominated the far-right-leaning Judge Gorsuch instead of a more moderate and generally acceptable candidate. Read More

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Clinton: 'Deeply concerned' about Russian election role

Asked by Mr Kristof if she felt not acting more decisively on Syria had been her gravest foreign policy mistake, Mrs Clinton said she had been aware the conflict could become "one-sided" in the first stages of the Syrian conflict. Clinton said her team "spent a long time trying to piece together" what went wrong in the election, and she named a few concerns (Russia and James Comey's October 28 letter chief among them). Read More

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Trump says 'something should happen' with Assad, US military studies options

Russian government spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the US missile strikes "aggression against a sovereign state in violation of global law" launched "under a far-fetched pretext". "It is time to take serious steps for the protection of innocent Syrian people". "Economically, politically, Russian Federation does not have the strength to mount an escalation of this conflict", says Konovalov. Read More

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The Role of Sheriffs in Immigration Enforcement

The Role of Sheriffs in Immigration Enforcement

Such "sanctuary" jurisdictions still cooperate with federal immigration officials by furnishing federal agencies with the fingerprints of every individual arrested and booked into jail. "I have submitted your updated policy regarding Immigration Detainers dated July 28, 2015 to the department responsible for Declined Detainer Outcome Report and have explained that Ocean County works very closely and cooperatively with ICE", the letter stated. Read More

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Ethics panel sends Alabama governor's case to prosecutors

Ethics panel sends Alabama governor's case to prosecutors

Bentley has repeatedly refused to resign, although Mason resigned a year ago. (Albert Cesare /The Montgomery Advertiser via AP). Alabama Governor Robert Bentley speaks during a news conference in Mobile, Alabama July 2, 2012. In the lawsuit, Bentley calls the impeachment process "fundamentally unfair" and asks a court to block the release of the report by the Judiciary Committee's special counsel. Read More

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Easter Egg Hunt at the Library

After the hunts, activities will include laser tag, human foosball, kiddie train, cupcake walk, bounce houses, face painting, Kornpop Magic Show, balloon art, a dunking booth, temporary hair painting and more. The rain date will be April 15 . While it's not restricted to tweens, the Tilt Studio Glow and The Dark Egg Hunt will certainly appeal to them. On Saturday, April 8 , 2017 Wheat Ridge Mayor Joyce Jay will blow the whistle at 10 a.m. Read More

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Gorsuch Confirmed To Supreme Court. What Could This Mean For LGBT Community?

Gorsuch Confirmed To Supreme Court. What Could This Mean For LGBT Community?

Illustrating the importance of the moment, Vice President Mike Pence served as the Senate's presiding officer during the vote to confirm Gorsuch, who also worked in Republican former President George W. Gorsuch's confirmation gave a boost to Trump, showing he can get important agenda items through a Congress controlled by his fellow Republicans after the House of Representatives last month failed to pass healthcare overhaul legislation. Read More

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US general confident North Korean missile can be intercepted

US general confident North Korean missile can be intercepted

The missile launch may be a precursor, with more to come as the summit starts later this week, Cossa said. "President Trump then made a strong remark, saying all options are on the table". These include drills for special operations that would take out nuclear facilities and key North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un , in the event of conflict on the peninsula. Read More

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City sues Trump administration over sanctuary city executive order

Ignoring fresh threats from the White House, city leaders across the US are vowing to intensify their fight against President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" despite the financial risks. "I think we must insure that all people can come forward and report a crime, as opposed to being fearful and living in the shadows and really not cooperating with law enforcement at all". Read More

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