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May Day marchers rage against Trump's immigration policies

In March Trump revoked measures created to prevent sexual harassment and gender-based pay discrimination in the workplace. But workers kept on walking off the job and protesting, demanding that their voices be heard. "We should spend more money on education and less money on walls and deportation", Christie McKay, an education activist said. Rallies and marches are happening nationwide. Read More

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Videos of SpaceX's rocket landing are like something out of science fiction

U.S. private space firm SpaceX's prestigious and first spy satellite to be launched on Sunday was postponed to Monday following the detection of an "out of family" sensor. Instead, SpaceX focused its webcast on the landing of its first-stage booster. The classified payload belonged to the National Reconnaissance Office , an agency within the US Defense Department that makes and operates spy satellites. Read More

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Taliban: Spring Offensive Begins in Afghanistan

Taliban: Spring Offensive Begins in Afghanistan

New footage came out on Thursday showing the aftermath of the Massive Ordnance Air Blast ( MOAB ) weapon that the USA dropped on ISIS fighters in Afghanistan on April 13. The brutal assault in which 135 recruits were killed is believed to be the deadliest-ever Taliban attack on a military installation. US Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Adviser H.R. Read More

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Lawmakers find common ground on $1T plan to keep gov't open

Lawmakers find common ground on $1T plan to keep gov't open

Late Sunday, congressional leaders agreed to a deal that would keep the federal government funded through September. During the campaign and since he's assumed office, Mr. "He knows that this bill was probably not going to reflect his priorities because it was old business", Feehery said. - Border wall. Trump said at almost every campaign stop past year that Mexico would pay for the 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) border wall, a claim Mexican leaders have repeatedly rejected. Read More

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White House defends Trump invitation to Duterte despite human rights criticism

White House defends Trump invitation to Duterte despite human rights criticism

Nevertheless, he said relations with the United States were improving under Mr Trump, whose predecessor Barack Obama had criticised him for his anti-drug war that has claimed thousands of lives. Also, Trump depicts the Philippines as strategic in the confrontation brewing against North Korea. "There is nothing right now facing this country and facing the region that is a bigger threat than what's happening in North Korea", Priebus said. Read More

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One dead, several injured in University of Texas campus stabbing

One dead, several injured in University of Texas campus stabbing

Police say White was armed with a hunting knife. Though the responding officer drew his weapon, White obeyed instructions, was peacefully placed into handcuffs, and removed from campus. Classes were cancelled for the rest of the day and evening. One person is dead and multiple others are injured after a stabbing on the University of Texas at Austin campus Monday afternoon. Read More

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'Alt-Right' Slams Ann Coulter's Berkeley Cancellation

Coulter had publicly floated the idea of making a controversial visit to Berkeley despite the cancellation, but didn't appear. It became national news this week when Ann Coulter canceled an appearance at the University of California Berkeley, after student groups sponsoring the event pulled their support amid rising tensions and an inability to secure a venue on campus. Read More

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Southwest Airlines Overbooking Practice Ends After United Fiasco

Southwest Airlines Overbooking Practice Ends After United Fiasco

David Dao off Flight 3411 after he declined to relinquish his seat to make room for a crew member. His lawyers said that he suffered a broken nose, concussion and lost multiple teeth. The three Chicago Department of Aviation officers who pulled Dr Dao off the plane and a supervisor involved in the incident remain on paid leave, said the department's spokesman Karen Pride. Read More

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Trump calls national monuments a 'massive federal land grab'

Trump calls national monuments a 'massive federal land grab'

Bush. In the past few years, we have seen legislation to sell off public lands, reduce law enforcement on public lands, and divest millions of acres of public lands to states that can't afford to manage them. Under the act , the president is authorized designate national landmarks. President Trump signed the order following a March letter from Governor Calvo, CNMI Governor Ralph Torres and American Samoa Governor Lolo Moliga asking him to remedy the restrictions on fishing in waters ... Read More

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SmartMoney Monday: The importance of small businesses

SmartMoney Monday: The importance of small businesses

U.S. Bank places a priority on providing the financial products and services small businesses need to help them navigate important financial milestones. In his April 28 proclamation declaring April 30 - May 6 as Small Business Week, President Donald Trump stated, "Small business owners embody the American pioneering spirit and remind us that determination can turn aspiration into achievement". Read More

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Brenda Blagg: The execution state

It was Arkansas' first double execution since September 8, 1999, according to the Department of Corrections, and the first in the United States since two men were put to death by the state of Texas in 2000. The inmate's attorneys had argued that Jones had shown signs of suffering after the lethal drugs were injected. Jones, 52, faced the death penalty for the 1995 rape and murder of Mary Phillips, an Arkansas bookkeeper , and for attempting to kill Phillips' 11-year-old daughter. Read More

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Le Pen thrives among French poor, vote analysis shows

Le Pen thrives among French poor, vote analysis shows

As Ms Le Pen took selfies with people outside the threatened plant, he was shown in a closed-door meeting with union leaders in the town of Amiens, dressed in a suit and tie. "I am the presidential candidate", she said on French public television news, adding that she wanted to be "above partisan considerations". So far, not a single rival party has called for its voters to support Ms Le Pen . Read More

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One Dead in Stabbing Attack at UT Austin

But the university police said the building was not under lockdown and is open. However, it is impossible to overlook the fact that he has been accused of targeting fraternity members only a few weeks after frat houses at the University of Texas at Austin were vandalized by an anonymous Antifa group. Read More

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For The First Time Ever, SpaceX Launches Spy Satellite Into Orbit

The company suffered a devastating setback when a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on its other Cape Canaveral launch pad in September. "Out of an abundance of caution, we have chose to scrub today's launch". In addition, the live broadcast of the rocket launch was a little different than those of SpaceX's commercial missions. Musk has fought hard to win launch contracts with the USA government. Read More

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What Trump's poll numbers show at the 100-day mark

While 82 percent of Republicans had a lot of confidence in Trump's ability to handle the economy, that number has fallen to 72 percent now. "It's not very meaningful", he said. President Trump came down hard against anti-Semitism and threats of violence against the Jewish people on a day honoring those who lost their lives in the Holocaust. Read More

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Trump Has Low Poll Numbers In First 100 Days

During his meeting with the business leaders within a week of taking office, Trump had promised to reduce the regulations by 75 percent or more . This comes as a curious turnabout because in his address to the nation, right after he was elected to power, he made several promises that he vowed to fulfill within this 100 day period since assuming office. Read More

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Senate Dems block quick vote on short-term spending bill

Senate Dems block quick vote on short-term spending bill

To protest Trump's withdrawal of funds for the construction of border wall , a "Build The Wall Protest" will be held in Washington D.C. Thursday. Mexico has adamantly rejected Trump's assertion that it would pay for the wall. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., wants to avoid an encore of last month's embarrassment. Democrats had offered to increase defense spending if the deal included the CSR funding along with money for Puerto Rico's Medicaid program and coal miners' health benefits. Read More

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Senate Confirms Acosta as Labor Secretary

Acosta's confirmation completed President Trump's cabinet, putting the Trump administration firmly intact - for better or worse. Acosta is also the first Hispanic member of Trump's cabinet. The White House has sought to cross the threshold with a list of fresh accomplishments. And yet Acosta made clear he intends to carry out Trump's agenda as it relates to labor issues, saying he would honor the White House's order to review all regulations now on the books for potential repeal. Read More

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United Against Trump, May Day Protests Expected To Swell

Then, too, "low-priority immigrants" were swept up surprisingly often in what the New York Times in 2014 called 'the net of deportation.' ... While Trump still has yet to achieve a single major legislative accomplishment, through a series of executive actions, administrative tweaks and aggressive rhetoric, Trump has managed to make a palpable difference on United States immigration policy just more than three months into his term. Read More

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Trump says China could have hacked Democratic emails

The hackers roiled the presidential campaign by making public embarrassing emails sent by Democratic operatives and aides to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "This is something that we know we can not tolerate", McMaster said. The fact that the Russian government seemed to want Trump to win, and that it probably helped him do so, doesn't disqualify him from the presidency or make him guilty of a crime. Read More

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Half of Immigrants Targeted for Deportation Didn't Commit Violent Crimes

Federal agents arrested 21,362 immigrants, mostly convicted criminals, from January through mid-March, compared with 16,104 during the same period previous year, according to federal data. Drops in crime reports have been reported in the Washington D.C. area, Houston, and Los Angeles. Those kinds of measures also happen to be the most easily achievable among Trump's long immigration-enforcement wish list. Read More

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Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beach

Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beach

Williams said the woman was conscious and talking while onlookers used a rubber surfboard leash as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. The beach was closed at 6:30 p.m. Beachgoer Amber Booth, of San Clemente, was headed to San Onofre to watch the sunset with her family when the ranger told her the ocean water was closed because of the shark attack. Read More

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