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US Supreme Court issues temporary stay in Alabama execution

Arthur will be put to death for the 1982 murder of Troy Wicker, of Muscle Shoals. The high court temporarily stayed the scheduled 6 p.m. execution just 30 minutes before it was to occur. Earlier, stay requests had been rejected by the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals and Gov. Kay Ivey. "People who oppose the death penalty are unhappy because they don't want Tommy Arthur executed". Read More

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Semi-truck intentionally crashed into Nevada brothel

Semi-truck intentionally crashed into Nevada brothel

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office said Brandt, a resident of Reno, intentionally blasted through the front gates and front door of the one-story bordello near Carson City. . Although brothels are legal in the state, they remain illegal to operate in the Las Vegas area. Hof, who in 2016 lost a race for a state Assembly seat, said the front of the building is destroyed. Read More

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Culture critic: Cosby seeking new solidarity with blacks

The sex assault case against Bill Cosby turns on serious questions about his actions with women behind closed doors, but the comedian and others unexpectedly fell into laughter Wednesday during questioning of one potential juror. Another 17 said they can not form an unbiased opinion as to Cosby's guilt or innocence based on the nature of the allegations. Prosecutors said their decision to strike the woman, a former police detective who sued the city after she was charged with corruption, ... Read More

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Longmont weather: Sunny skies with a high of 83

Forty percent chance of rain before 8 a.m. Northwest wind of 10 to 15 miles per hour. Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunday night - Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Saturday Night . A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. "Overall it will be a tranquil period with lows expected to fall into the upper 50s for many inland locations", the National Weather Service said in a forecast discussion. Read More

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Millions of Texans to hit the road Memorial Day weekend

Millions of Texans to hit the road Memorial Day weekend

It's the third consecutive year AAA has forecast an increase in Memorial Day weekend travel. But it looks like they may not be spending that extra money on more beach cocktails. An estimated 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home Thursday through Monday , according to AAA Travel. In Kansas, the average is $2.16, which is 6 cents more than past year. Read More

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GOP senators say tough report complicates health care bill

House of Representatives replacing former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, health care advocates and protesters gathered outside the downtown Cincinnati office of Republican U.S. "The bill now goes to the Senate where they can get to work to ensure we fulfill our promise to the American people of repealing and replacing Obamacare ", Cramer said in the statement . Read More

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Trump angry at NATO allies for not spending enough on defense

Article 5 has been invoked only once in NATO's six-decade history - after the September 11, 2001 attacks on NY and Washington. Stoltenberg said Trump has frequently been "very blunt". An anti-terror coordinator may also be named. Praise was always going to be in short supply after Trump's sharp election campaign criticism of the alliance, which he blamed for not doing more to combat terrorism. Read More

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North Carolina gerrymandered districts suppressed black votes, Supreme Court rules

The battle over North Carolina's districts isn't over, according to a press release by Common Cause. When he was attorney general, Gov. Greg Abbott argued that the plaintiffs should have to prove "that the Texas Legislature's redistricting decisions were motivated by unconstitutional racial animus rather than a desire to maximize the Republican Party's electoral prospects". Read More

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Man unplugs bounce house, trapping kids inside

Man unplugs bounce house, trapping kids inside

But that's not all, the home's security camera captured an elderly man walking along the side of the house and unplugging the bounce house from an outdoor outlet. He then walks back across the street. Some of the kids were crying and two children were taken to the hospital to be check out for possible injuries. Read More

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Trump travel ban fight heads toward Supreme Court showdown

However, Trump administration says it has plans to appeal to the Supreme Court. That section temporarily paused for 90 days the entry into the United States of refugees and nationals of six unstable and/or terrorism-infested countries (Iran, Libya , Somalia , Sudan , Syria, and Yemen) that were designated as such by the Obama Administration. Read More

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Trump's budget means deep cuts for health care safety net

The more states spend on the program, the more the federal government reimburses them. Over a 10-year period, Trump's $4.1 trillion budget proposal would reduce the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by $193 billion, or 25 percent; the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program by $21 billion, or 13 percent; and the Earned Income Tax Credit by $40 billion. Read More

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White House Faces New Pressure on Comey, Russia

White House Faces New Pressure on Comey, Russia

No date for his testimony has been set, but it will be some time after Memorial Day (May 29). "Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it". Rosenstein briefed lawmakers on Friday days after appointing a special prosecutor, former FBI Director Robert Mueller , to oversee the Russian Federation investigation. Read More

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Montana special election: Votes show close race

Montana voters are heading to the polls Thursday, Ma. " Montana sent a strong message tonight that we want a congressman who will work with President Trump to make America and Montana great again". Gianforte , a technology entrepreneur, defeated Democrat Rob Quist to continue the GOP's two-decade stronghold on the congressional seat. Gianforte , charged with shoving a reporter to the ground on the eve of a special election kept a low profile Thursday, May 25, even as supporters ... Read More

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Comicon suspect threatened performer

Comicon suspect threatened performer

An unidentified 30-year-old man was arrested at the convention on Thursday with three handguns, a shotgun, and multiple knives, according to USA Today . The police took him away from the venue and was questioned at police headquarters. Prop weapons carried into the four-day event are supposed to be inspected by security staff, but police say the man's weapons weren't checked. Read More

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Marking difference with US, France urges dialogue with Iran

Marking difference with US, France urges dialogue with Iran

Hard-line critics in parliament and elsewhere berated his administration as it worked to secure the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, which saw Iran accept curbs on its contested nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. US-Iran relations had reached a major breakthrough, but the prospect of growing Iranian influence in the region unsettled many, including Saudi Arabia, a longtime US ally. Read More

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No Proof of Trump Team's Contact With Russians, Says White House

No Proof of Trump Team's Contact With Russians, Says White House

With the president in the Middle East on his first foreign trip as president, investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign - and allegations of Trump campaign collaboration - showed no sign of slackening in Washington . Flynn's dealings with Russians raised concerns in the Justice Department that he could have been compromised by Russian intelligence - and be vulnerable to blackmail. Read More

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Memorial Day Ceremony Schedule

Memorial Day Ceremony Schedule

The Brown family will furnish the flags and offer snacks for everyone who helps. The parade begins at Ohio Avenue and West Beech Street at 10 a.m. and ends at the reviewing stand on Park Avenue in front of City Hall. The cemetery is at 415 E. Avenue A, Copperas Cove. " 2 p.m. Sunday at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 3400 28th St". All local veterans organizations are invited to lay a wreath. Read More

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Texas lawmakers finalize deal on $217B spending bill

The House previously passed a school finance package increasing annual, per-student funding as well as spending for school transportation and educating dyslexic students. Democrats have criticized Republicans for pushing people off coverage. Senate Vice President Jeff Longbine says he's encouraged by the House bill which shares many similarities with the Senate bill that came out of committee this week. Read More

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Justice Department to ask Supreme Court to review blocking Trump's travel ban

The decision bars the administration from suspending new visas for visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. These statements supported the court's conclusion that the second executive order-as well as the original order issued January 27-were constructed as an attempt to make good on campaign promises to implement "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States", as outlined in Trump's "Statement on Preventing Muslim Immigration". Read More

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Local Reaction To New CBO Score On Health Care Bill

Local Reaction To New CBO Score On Health Care Bill

The results gave Democrats ammunition to attack the GOP drive to scuttle former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul as damaging to patients . "The 23 million claim, there is a lot more to it than what that sounds like", House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a news conference Thursday. Portman represents one of the 52 GOP Senators who will have to modify and vote to pass the American Health Care Act - a tall order given the bill's contentious nature. Read More

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Trump Wants to 'Move Fast' on Israel Peace Deal

Trump Wants to 'Move Fast' on Israel Peace Deal

His speech at the Israel Museum touched on the Jewish connection to the Holy Land, earning applause from the audience, which included Sheldon Adelson, a US billionaire and active political supporter of both Netanyahu and Trump. There is also a fund to support Palestinians who have been imprisoned by Israel. Israeli forces fired both live ammunition and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian protesters who marched from Ramallah city to Israel's Qalandiya military checkpoint, according ... Read More

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Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

Blue Cross of North Carolina has requested a 22.9 percent rate increase for the health insurance plans it offers under the Affordable Care Act - also known as Obamacare - in 2018. The CSR subsidies help lower-income ACA customers purchase special plans with lower out-of-pocket costs for medical care, Blue Cross said in a release. Read More

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France's Macron urges Trump to avoid hasty climate change decision

Plus, he gave the Internet a brand new excuse to talk about Trump and his hands again, so he definitely has social media users interested. Rucker said, "They shook hands for an extended period of time". Macron stands outside greeting several diplomats, Trump among them, sharing brief handshakes and smiles in typical political fashion. Steve Holland, who covers the White House for Reuters , tweeted this: "The photogs noticed that Trump and Macron were gripping their hands hard and in ... Read More

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Report says bill leaves 51m uninsured in 2026

The CBO projection also suggested that the budget deficit would be reduced by $119 billion over the next decade under the reform. The CBO said the AHCA proposal would reduce the United States budget deficit by $119 billion, significantly less than the $150 billion reduction calculated earlier, Efe news reported . Read More

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Eight Jurors, All White, Selected for Cosby Trial

Eight Jurors, All White, Selected for Cosby Trial

Both men say they or someone close to them has been a sexual assault victim, but both say they can be fair. Cosby, in an interview last week, said race could be a motivating factor in the accusations against him. He has declined to answer questions as he's come and gone from court. The 79-year-old actor-comedian is accused of drugging and molesting a college basketball team manager in 2004. Read More

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Abbott signs improper teacher-student relationships law

Greg Abbott signed a bill Thursday that makes it a criminal offense for school administrators to hide inappropriate teacher-student relationships. Sine Die, the last day of the regular session of the 85th Texas Legislature, is May 29. Opponents have challenged Republicans on such assertions, calling them baseless and noting laws are already on the books when it comes to safety in bathrooms. Read More

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