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Ann Coulter's backers at UC Berkeley file lawsuit

Ann Coulter's backers at UC Berkeley file lawsuit

A university spokesman spoke to the Times , saying it was an issue of security. The Berkeley College Republicans and Young America's Foundation, which had invited Coulter to speak on April 27, accused the university of seeking to silence conservative viewpoints and stifle political discourse at the famously progressive campus by imposing unreasonable demands on campus events involving certain "high-profile" speakers. Read More

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USS Michigan nuclear sub heads to South Korea

A North Korean state-run newspaper said that a single airstrike would take out the vessel. Port calls like this, CNN said, typically involve getting supplies, receiving repairs or cargo transshipments. The submarine is equipped with about 150 Tomahawk missiles that hit targets that are up to 990 miles away, and can carry out a range of missions including anti-submarine warfare and reconnaissance. Read More

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Confederate monument in New Orleans taken down

Several other Southern states also recognize the holiday, including Louisiana, which will do so in June . The Liberty Place monument, a 35-foot granite obelisk that pays tribute to whites who tried to topple a biracial Reconstruction government installed in New Orleans after the Civil War, was taken away on a truck in pieces before daybreak after a few hours of work. Read More

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Georgia run-off sets new test for President Trump

Georgia run-off sets new test for President Trump

Democrat Jon Ossoff almost won Tuesday night's special election outright thanks largely to voters angry over the presidency of Donald Trump. SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. In 2018, Republicans will be defending 23 seats that Clinton won. Ossoff, on election day, still didn't have a very good answer for why he doesn't live in the district and, therefore, can't vote for himself. Read More

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Border wall protects USA against threats like MS-13

US President Donald Trump is nearing his 100 day in office, but his approval ratings have plummeted to the lowest level of any president since WWII. If not, they'll face a government shutdown. The Democrats need big money to keep it going - otherwise it dies far sooner than anyone would have thought. "President Trump has continually refused to release his tax returns, so it is impossible to know the extent of his potential conflicts, including any possible ties to Russian Federation". Read More

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Trump's 'truly great' pick for Supreme Court sworn in

Gorsuch was a judge on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals [official website] in Denver. Chief Justice John G. Roberts and the other seven associate justices were in attendance at the Rose Garden ceremony, and Justice Anthony M. Prestigious Supreme Court clerkships for Justices Byron White - the first justice from Colorado - and Kennedy. Monday on MSNBC, commenting on Republicans using the nuclear option to confirm Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, Sen. Read More

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Bristol Cup Race Postponed to Monday

Bristol Cup Race Postponed to Monday

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and will be televised on FOX beginning at 12:30 p.m. PRN will begin its radio broadcast, also at 12:30 p.m. "I'm sure we will all pit probably because it has shown a lot of tire wear on the left side so I'm sure everybody will pit". Kurt Busch (Stewart-Haas Racing No. Read More

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Justice Neil Gorsuch's First Day on the Job

But the newest justice was not shy. When the lawyer wouldn't give him a straight answer, the justice seemed to snap a little. "It's not unreasonable to think that Congress used the English language according to its conventions", he wrote, before proceeding to explain each verb in the statute and how the adverbial prepositional phrases modify them. Read More

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Green Thursday? 4/20 is Black Friday for marijuana merchants

As people across the country observe today's unofficial holiday celebrating marijuana, aka "420", it is the first time they are doing so under the Trump administration . The percentage of Americans who say they have personally tried marijuana has risen over the past twenty years. That adds up to 22 percent of Americans using marijuana, and 63 percent of those using marijuana regularly. Read More

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Sanders headlining event aimed at boosting Democrats

SHAPIRO: OK, so you have Senator Bernie Sanders criticizing the Democratic Party while on a unity tour with the man who runs that party, Tom Perez. "You're goddamned right he's a liar". Kentucky is Republican turf, politically speaking. "I have a name for it". Sanders said,"I am an independent", as Perez sat next to him. Read More

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What is the Trump administration's Syria policy?

What is the Trump administration's Syria policy?

Russian Federation vetoed on Wednesday the resolution condemning the alleged chemical attack in the Syrian town of Khan-Sheikhoun on April 4 and demanding from Damascus to present information on its sorties on that day. "We may be at an all-time low" in relations, Trump said at a news conference at the White House following a visit by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's secretary-general. Read More

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Sanders urges party to go beyond comfort zone

Bernie Sanders and DNC chair Tom Perez, together again for the first time? Sanders has made headlines himself for criticizing the Democrats and saying the party needs to make changes. "As DNC chair, I stand by that position unequivocally, as I have my entire life", he said. Sanders campaigned for Mello during the tour. For now, it's been fun following this train wreck of a unity tour. Read More

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US Democrats aim to 'Make Trump Furious' in Georgia election

President Donald Trump is likely to loom large in the 6 district congressional runoff as candidates Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel look toward the June 20 showdown. The nationally watched special election has already drawn millions of dollars, and Handel and Ossoff have hit the ground running since Tuesday's primary with more high-dollar fundraising and attack ads. Read More

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Texas governor gives first clear support for 'bathroom bill'

The bill would change that to require the pay out of interest in civil cases from their start. The issue of survivor benefits became a critical issue in the wake of several deaths in recent years. School districts would not be required to participate but could establish their own policies. In a move that may have corporations rattled, the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill to allow for prejudgment interest to be collected in personal injury settlements. Read More

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French voters begin casting ballots in presidential election

Francois Fillon, the Republican candidate, once said he was certain the French public would "not place their fate in the hands of a man with no experience, who had demonstrated nothing". Macron supporters at his election day headquarters in Paris went wild as news that he would advance to the final round emerged, cheering, singing La Marseillaise anthem, waving French tricolour and European flags and shouting "Macron, president!". Read More

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Canadian minister looking forward to Trump trade talks

In terms of dairy, Easter said that Canada imports 10 per cent of products while the USA only allows three per cent. Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to President Trump last week blaming Canada for unfair trade practices stating: "Canada must be clearly and swiftly reminded in a concrete way that dependable trading conditions between our two countries is critically important to their country as well". Read More

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Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley's May speaking date

In cancelling Coulter's speech on Wednesday, UC Berkeley cited violence that broke out at the campus in February, hours before right-wing media personality Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak there. He said universities should "do everything possible to foster and protect" free speech, writing that students should be allowed to hear Coulter's arguments and question them. Read More

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Elizabeth Thomas latest: Pair purchased food, lubricant at Guymon Walmart

The girl was apparently healthy and unharmed, but authorities say their main concern was her emotional and mental state. Barry said Cummins also kept Thomas away from other people. The Associated Press is not naming the girl or her family members because she is an alleged victim of a sex crime. Tad Cummins was arrested after more than a month on the run with 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, who was found safe with Cummins in a cabin in Cecilville, Calif. Read More

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3 children among victims in New York City house fire

She said some of the children were limp and the smoke was overwhelming. The 3-alarm fire broke out in a two-story home on 48 Avenue in the Jamaica section of Queens. "The fire was so intense - there's no way in the world nobody could go over there to save nobody", said Murray. Family, friends and neighbors gathered on 208th Street after the fire, mourning the loss of the victims. Read More

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Closing arguments concluded, deliberation expect to start soon in Eric Frein trial

Closing arguments concluded, deliberation expect to start soon in Eric Frein trial

A jury convicted Eric Frein in the September 12, 2014, attack at the Blooming Grove state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. Cpl. Prosecution witnesses testified about the 48-day manhunt that Frein, an experienced outdoorsman, eluded through the dense forests of the Pocono Mountains, about 100 miles north of Philadelphia, in the northeast corner of the state. Read More

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued in 13 central NC counties

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued in 13 central NC counties

The low Monday night was expected to be 56 and wind gusts as high as 24 miles per hour were expected. Several rounds of rain are expected this weekend across southern West Virginia and southwest Virginia. Because of this expected rainfall a flood watch is in effect now through Tuesday morning in many areas. The highest totals of rainfall are about 2 inches in the mountains. Read More

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Fresno killing spree was racially motivated

Muhammad is also suspected in the fatal shooting of a white security guard on April 13. Muhammad was charged in 2005 with possessing cocaine with intent to distribute, court records show. He surrendered while shouting: "Allahu Akhbar", which means " God is great " in Arabic, police said, adding they had not yet recovered the weapon Muhammad discarded. Read More

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American flight attendant to angry passenger: 'Hit me'

The airline quickly responded to the incident with a statement posted on Friday night. "We are deeply sorry for the pain we have caused this passenger and her family and to any other customers affected by the incident. They were able to connect to Buenos Aires on their originally scheduled flight. Less than two weeks after United Airlines prompted a public relations crisis for dragging a passenger from his seat on an overbooked flight, rival American Airlines is trying to tamp down its ... Read More

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Canadian policy 'very unfair' to American dairy? Not so fast, expert says

On Wednesday, Australia and New Zealand dairy industry leaders said they would support any moves by Washington to draw the World Trade Organization into a trade dispute with Canada. tool factory on Tuesday. The association representing Quebec's dairy farmers said it's confident the Canadian government will continue to protect the supply management system which, despite Trump's views, has seen American dairy exports surge since NAFTA came into force in 1993. Read More

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Trump to sign executive actions that could

Trump's latest orders also authorize a review of tax laws, which the president argues impose an undue burden on taxpayers . "The process has begun long ago but it really formally begins on Wednesday", Trump added . Those include efforts to clamp down on corporate inversions - in which USA companies merge with foreign companies to take advantage of lower tax rates overseas. Read More

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On-Again, Off-Again Speech by Ann Coulter Is On Again

University spokesman Dan Mogulof said that posters went up on campus last week threatening disruption of the event and officials discovered "targeted threats" on various websites indicating the possibility of planned violence. University officials said although the student organization that invited Coulter was independent and was free to welcome whoever they wished at Berkeley , the campus was responsible "for ensuring safety and security during such events". Read More

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