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Author: 0 Group decries the way statues are being removed

New Orleans is severing its ties to the racist Confederate history that lingers in the city by removing several Confederate statues. There is not a publicly-known timeline for the removal of the statues of Gen. The decision also triggered death threats, prompting workers to wear bullet-proof vests and helmets. "If there was ever a statue that needed to be taken down, it's that one", Landrieu said.

National Runoff in Georgia House race could test Trump, opposition
Author: 0 Runoff in Georgia House race could test Trump, opposition

Harnessing clear frustration and dissatisfaction with the new president, 30-year-old Jon Ossoff came in first by a wide margin in a crowded field of candidates in Georgia's 6th district, securing 48.1 percent of the vote. "Glad to be of help!" he tweeted. Ossoff said that he hasn't given that question an "ounce of thought", because "there is a lot of time between now and then".

National Tad Cummins in federal custody, will be arraigned Monday
Author: 0 Tad Cummins in federal custody, will be arraigned Monday

A 15-year-old Tennessee student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher and taken to California is back home, a lawyer for the girl's family said Friday, April 21, 2017. There was not availability to food all the time, is the understanding. A United States Attorney has filed a motion to hold Tad Cummins in Middle Tennessee before his trial.

National 7 protesters arrested for handing out free joints near U.S. Capitol
Author: 0 7 protesters arrested for handing out free joints near U.S. Capitol

U.S. Capitol Police shut down the event three times within the first 90 minutes but volunteers are continuing the giveaway. He initially thought his charges were under federal law, which would set up a legal battle over D.C. Congressional Democrats and Republicans will be given the opportunity to bake out a "Joint Session" of Congress on Thursday, as Americans across the nation celebrate the unofficial weed-smoking holiday known as 4/20.

National 2 more charged in MI genital mutilation investigation
Author: 0 2 more charged in MI genital mutilation investigation

The complaint alleges that the FGM procedure was performed on girls who were approximately six to eight years old. Dr Attar and his wife are scheduled to appear in US District Court today for an initial hearing on the charges. In a 2016 study of Bohram women, Taher found that almost 80 percent had undergone the procedure while 81 perecent said they did not want the practice to continue.

National March For Science On Earth Day To Resist Trump's War On Facts
Author: 0 March For Science On Earth Day To Resist Trump's War On Facts

Has your work been impacted by any specific policy changes by the Trump administration? "The result is that the EPA will have to rely on incomplete science to issue life-saving regulations", said Rep. Caroline Weinberg is still fascinated by the growth of the project she started with her colleagues back in January: "It is inspiring to people in the crowd and those observing and we hope that the momentum carries forward long after April 22".

Author: 0 Newly released Egyptian-American charity worker visits Trump

Defense officials said Mattis' discussions Thursday also included Egypt's relationship with neighboring Israel and its continued role in Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy. Hijazi was released from jail on Tuesday. "We are very happy to have Aya back home and it's a great honor to have her in the Oval Office", Trump told reporters.

Author: 0 House race in heavily GOP Kansas surprisingly competitive

On Election Day, Trump carried the 4th District easily - but Republicans lost three of their party's state House seats. Despite the very conservative district - where a Democrat has not held a House seat since 1994 - and the last-minute GOP star power, Estes won by only a 53-45 percent margin , with 100 percent of precincts reporting.

National Suit seeks OK for white nationalist speech at Auburn
Author: 0 Suit seeks OK for white nationalist speech at Auburn

Since the 2016 presidential campaign kicked off, white nationalists and figureheads of the euphemistic "alt-right", like former Breitbart News editor Milo Yianoppolous, have become household names by bringing their inflammatory message to college campuses.

Author: 0 O'Reilly's departure creates new challenges for Fox

Following the Times story, 21st Century Fox said it had asked the same law firm that investigated Ailes to look into O'Reilly's behavior. Attorney Lisa Bloom, who represents Wendy Walsh and other accusers of Bill O'Reilly, declared victory on the news that the Fox News host will not return to the network.

National Justices appear sympathetic to Missouri church seeking playground improvements
Author: 0 Justices appear sympathetic to Missouri church seeking playground improvements

The DNR cited the state constitution, which bans money from going "directly or indirectly, in aid of any church, sect, or denomination of religion". The long-awaited Supreme Court arguments in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Three-quarters of the US states have provisions similar to Missouri's barring funding for religious entities. As a result, petitioner Trinity Lutheran Church has received all the substantive relief that it sought in its complaint.

Author: 0 Tens of thousands of Venezuelans march against Maduro

There are reports that a young protester is in a serious condition after being shot in the head in the San Bernardino area of the capital. There were no other details immediately available. Reuters quoted Brazil's foreign minister as saying, "Brazil supports an honest and effective global political dialogue to guarantee the full restoration of democracy".

Author: 0 Trump inaugural committee announces record-breaking fundraising haul

Trump's committee, helmed by private equity titan Tom Barrack, raised almost twice as much money as former President Barack Obama's first inauguration, which pulled in 53 million dollars. Companies also gave big in-kind contributions of goods and services, including almost $500,000 in "vehicle expenses" from General Motors. AT&T gave almost $2.1 million in cash and services.

National NCAA Championships coming to Lancaster
Author: 0 NCAA Championships coming to Lancaster

After the Division III meet was hosted in Conroe, Texas this past season, the meet will move to the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana, before camping in Greensboro for the next two seasons. The number of championships Pittsburgh was awarded is a product of a more concerted effort to attract large events to a city not necessarily known for them.

National Rob Gronkowski Briefly Crashed Today's White House Press Briefing
Author: 0 Rob Gronkowski Briefly Crashed Today's White House Press Briefing

The Patriots are at the White House to meet President Trump and attend a ceremony honoring the team's Super Bowl LI win. Several players explicitly cited their opposition to Trump as their reason for not attending. With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won't". The president addressed the Patriots players, coaches and owner Robert Kraft on the South Lawn in recognition of their thrilling comeback win ...

Author: 0 US aircraft carrier group expected off Korea at end of April

The official added that the strike group would not be in the region before next week at the earliest - it is thousands of nautical miles from the Java Sea to the Sea of Japan. He also warned them "not to read too much" into reports of its Korea deployment. US President Donald Trump's administration denied being misleading about a US carrier strike group's push toward the Korean peninsula, saying it never gave an arrival date and that the ships were still on their way.

Author: 0 Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94

In another dramatic show of military force after the bombing of a Syrian airfield with 59 Tomahawk missiles, the USA military on Thursday dropped a GBU-43/B, colloquially known as the "Mother Of All Bombs" or MOAB, to target tunnels and bunkers built by Islamic State fighter in Nangarhar province.

National Judge halts Arkansas plan to execute 8 inmates in 11 days
Author: 0 Judge halts Arkansas plan to execute 8 inmates in 11 days

The Arkansas Attorney General's office called the decision by U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker "unfortunate" and filed a notice to appeal. Arkansas' attorney general is asking the state's highest court to vacate a judge's ruling that blocks the state from using one of its lethal injection drugs.

National Oklahoma sheriff's deputy dies after shooting
Author: 0 Oklahoma sheriff's deputy dies after shooting

Kera Philippi said she had heard earlier in the day that Wade was still alive, but she did not know his condition. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. Authorities say LeForce drove the deputy's patrol auto to a convenience store near the town of Coyle about 25 miles away where he stole another vehicle, which has since been found near Guthrie, but LeForce remains at large.

National Talk-radio host Alex Jones argues persona in custody dispute
Author: 0 Talk-radio host Alex Jones argues persona in custody dispute

The real Alex Jones is not his bombastic, conspiratorial InfoWars persona, his lawyer is hoping to convince a Texas jury in the radio host's child custody battle. It's overly generous to take Alex Jones or his attorney at their word, but to indulge them briefly, any reasonable consumer of media would have no valid reason to doubt that Jones believes what he preaches.

Author: 0 Cleveland police are seeking a man who broadcast killing on Facebook

He is considered armed and unsafe, if seen, call 9-1-1. "We don't know where he's at", Police Chief Calvin Williams said at a news conference this morning, adding that police are asking for the public's help in finding him. Local law enforcement in conjunction with federal and state authorities are searching for Stephens. An arrest warrant was issued for the suspect, who is wanted on a charge of aggravated murder after posting the shaky video of himself confronting the elderly man - a ...

Author: 0 Turkish opposition calls for referendum result to be annulled over unstamped ballots

Several Turkish opposition groups claimed irregularities during the voting process and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said that the referendum fell short of global standards. "Political discussions about that need to take place as quickly as possible, both at the bilateral level and between the European institutions and Turkey", Merkel and Gabriel said.

Author: 0 Md. judge rejects Trump admin's request to delay police reforms

Wednesday's ruling does not guarantee that the Justice Department will enter into the agreement with the Baltimore police, but the public will now have the chance to weigh in on the reforms at an earlier date. The slow churn of the federal government has ensured priorities set by Trump and Sessions have not yet fully trickled down to the work being done in the offices outside of Washington .

Author: 0 Insurers Say Trump Must Do More To Stabilize 'Obamacare'

The AHCA largely drew on the pro-insurance company underpinnings of Obamacare, further shoring up the for-profit private insurers while cutting costs for the government and corporations. The measure also allows insurers to raise deductibles and co-pays. This would change to 20 percent under the new rules, meaning less coverage would be available to the poor and underserved.

National SNL's Cold Open Shows 'Trump' Choosing Jared Kushner Over Steve Bannon
Author: 0 SNL's Cold Open Shows 'Trump' Choosing Jared Kushner Over Steve Bannon

Word has been that Bannon's nationalism wasn't jibing with the idealogies of others close to Trump, like Kushner. "There's been a lot of drama in the house, and that's okay, but one of you must go, now". about all three. "Spicey finally made a mistake", he says, frustrated, and sweaty from the costume. "I know they were sent there on trains but at least they didn't have to fly United".

National Arrest made in connection to murder of Princeton jogger Vanessa Marcotte
Author: 0 Arrest made in connection to murder of Princeton jogger Vanessa Marcotte

Marcotte was visiting from NY, where she worked as an executive for Google , when she went for a run the afternoon of August 7. It was because Marcotte fought against her attacker that police were able to find him. In February, Early said DNA evidence had led them to develop the profile of a person of interest in the case. " Vanessa Marcotte was a much loved member of the Google team, working in our NY office for the previous year and a half, and known for her ubiquitous smile, passion ...

Author: 0 Thousands of Protesters To Call for Trump's Tax Returns on Saturday

David Burton, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, says the Republican Party's somewhat muted approach to the tax-filing deadline this year stands in contrast to past events when copies of the tax code were used as props in mock funerals or dropped into Boston harbor.

Author: 0 Payers in Exchanges Don't Get It

At the same time, President Donald Trump is threatening to destabilize those insurers by withholding from them about $7 billion in federal reimbursements as a way to force Democrats to begin negotiating the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Author: 0 Trump lets states block some Planned Parenthood money

The resolution allows states to withhold federal family planning grants from organizations that provide abortion services, like Planned Parenthood . President Trump appeared ready to accept congressional Republicans' idea of using a broad health care overhaul to strip all federal funds from the group.

National Iowa governor signs wide-ranging gun bill into law
Author: 0 Iowa governor signs wide-ranging gun bill into law

Among the bill's more controversial parts is a "Stand Your Ground" provision that says citizens who are not doing anything illegal can lawfully use "reasonable force, including deadly force" if they believe their lives are being threatened.

National Civil rights groups alarmed over retreat on police reforms
Author: 0 Civil rights groups alarmed over retreat on police reforms

Numerous speakers urged the judge to sign the agreement. It was developed following an investigation that found excessive use of force and other abuses by the police department. "The Department has determined that permitting it more time to examine the consent decree proposed in this case in light of these initiatives will help ensure that the best result is achieved for the people of the City", they wrote , asking for a hearing set for Thursday to be postponed until June.

National McCain: Russia cooperated with Syria in chemical attack
Author: 0 McCain: Russia cooperated with Syria in chemical attack

Although these exercises with Russian Federation generate public attention, official data show that Serbia's most significant military cooperation is with the USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries. According to Reuters news agency, Howard said Vucic's overwhelming victory in Serbia's presidential election on April 2 could help stabilise the country.

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