• Longtime Clinton Aide Shares Video Of Debate Prep For 'Unwanted Trump Hug'
Longtime Clinton Aide Shares Video Of Debate Prep For 'Unwanted Trump Hug'

But Trump pulled him into an embrace and Comey didn't reciprocate. Trump is known to make physical contact with those on stage with him during political events, and the Clinton campaign apparently had that in mind ahead of the 2016 presidential debates .

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  • Planned Parenthood says it is closing Bettendorf clinic
Planned Parenthood says it is closing Bettendorf clinic

Those clinics are in Quad Cities, Burlington, Keokuk and Sioux City. Planned Parenthood and its allies responded to the videos with a multi-million dollar publicity campaign to control the damage. Patients who sought care at the Nob Hill location will be transferred to the two other clinics, one of which is only 1.2 miles away at 701 San Mateo Blvd...

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  • Dayton, Republicans Back in Budget Talks
Dayton, Republicans Back in Budget Talks

The governor made what he called a "Meet Half Way" offer, which Republicans interpreted differently. Dayton responded Republicans moved hardly at all, and insist on large tax cuts and raiding the General Fund for transportation projects. This has taken two years of fighting about state's rights, privacy, and driver's licenses for undocumented wor...

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  • GOP health care is risky
GOP health care is risky

It will raise premiums for older people and sick people. The House Republican plan would end the Affordable Care Act's eligibility expansion, erasing the guaranteed federal money states used to insure those 11 million people. By the 1960s, however, even insurance costs were unaffordable to many. Childless Americans pay taxes for schools so chil...

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  • Berkeley protests peaceful as hundreds rally over Coulter
Berkeley protests peaceful as hundreds rally over Coulter

Coulter's canceled appearance at the University of California, Berkeley brought hundreds to raucously but peacefully celebrate the conservative provocateur. Coulter said in an email to The Associated Press that she might stroll across campus to greet supporters and "stroll around the graveyard of the First Amendment".

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  • Trump makes puzzling claim about Andrew Jackson, Civil War
Trump makes puzzling claim about Andrew Jackson, Civil War

People don't ask that question. But, come on. Everyone knows why there was a Civil War. Immigrants seeking to become naturalized are sometimes asked to name a cause of the war in their citizenship tests. The Civil War was decades in the making, stemming from disputes between the North and South about slavery and whether the union or states themse...

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  • Images and video show the aftermath of major flooding in Arkansas
Images and video show the aftermath of major flooding in Arkansas

Louis. Hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged in Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and IL. The Black River that runs from southeast Missouri into northeast Arkansas was down after cresting at record levels earlier this week in places such as Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and Pocahontas, Arkansas.

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  • Texas backs tough sanctuary city ban as federal push stalls
Texas backs tough sanctuary city ban as federal push stalls

Democrats who oppose SB 4 wore black in protest to the capitol as they debated the bill, but were overwhelmingly outnumbered. AUSTIN, Texas (AP ) - The Texas House approved a strict ban on " sanctuary cities " Thursday, empowering local police to enforce federal immigration law against anyone they detain and threatening police chiefs and s...

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  • Trump errs on the court system
Trump errs on the court system

The administration stated that the ruling "undermines faith in our legal system" but that it is "confident" it will be successful in the Supreme Court and will pursue "all legal remedies to the sanctuary city threat". On Tuesday de Blasio said Trump was "going beyond his authority when he tries to cut vital funding to cities that don't share his ...

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  • National monuments a 'massive federal land grab'
National monuments a 'massive federal land grab'

From the Interior Department, Trump issued a review of an act which have given presidents the power to designate land as national monuments since 1906. The review of the lands has been especially criticized by environmentalists. "Once you destroy these types of resources, these habitats, these areas that are untouched, you can never go back", he ...

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  • Belfair middle school placed on lockdown; district denies active-shooter report
Belfair middle school placed on lockdown; district denies active-shooter report

Rosenbach did not say how the gun was discovered. However, the Mason County Sheriff's Office reported a student who was armed had been taken into custody and that there were no apparent injuries. The sheriff's office is now clearing buildings on the campus. It includes Mason and Kitsap deputies, ATF, and Washington State Patrol. Our time-stamped up...

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  • Turkey's Erdogan says he's set to meet Trump in Washington
Turkey's Erdogan says he's set to meet Trump in Washington

He will reportedly meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin personally. "With President Obama, we had a mutual agreement about the PKK - but Obama deceived us. Asked whether the European Court of Human Rights could issue a ruling on the case, an ECHR official said that anyone could submit an appeal to the court ...

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  • Tennessee kidnap victim, teacher found in California
Tennessee kidnap victim, teacher found in California

After seeing a photo of Tad Cummins in an Amber Alert, Barry said he made the connection and called authorities. The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department confirmed to ABC News on Thursday morning that Cummins' vehicle was found. "In the note, Cummins explained that he was traveling to Virginia Beach or the D.C. area to clear his head". The two have...

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  • Trump 'Buy American' edict may have little impact on US steel
Trump 'Buy American' edict may have little impact on US steel

American jobs need to be protected and this executive order seems like a good step. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) said that while the announcement reflected the administration's desire to move towards reforms to the H-1B programme, there would be no immediate changes or impact on H-1B visas.

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  • Supreme Court justices side with church in playground dispute
Supreme Court justices side with church in playground dispute

The church operates a daycare and preschool in the college town of Columbia, Missouri. The church sued in response, insisting that it should have been eligible to receive the grant because the playground upgrade did not serve any religious purposes.

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  • Ann Coulter vows to speak at Berkeley
Ann Coulter vows to speak at Berkeley

Coulter reacted angrily to the cancellation on Wednesday, saying in a series of tweets that it amounted to censorship and vowing nonetheless to show up at Berkeley as scheduled. Tucker Carlson criticized the school for claiming they respected the First Amendment while deciding to strip Coulter of her's. "No more clear-cut proof that taxpayer-su...

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  • Police ID 4 found slain in park in suspected gang killing
Police ID 4 found slain in park in suspected gang killing

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini, center, addresses the media outside Police Headquarters in Bay Shore, N.Y., Friday, April 14, 2017. The commissioner put the quadruple killings in stark terms, calling the effort to combat those kinds of crimes "a long-term war", Newsday reported .

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  • New England police arrest suspect in connection to murder of Vanessa Marcotte
New England police arrest suspect in connection to murder of Vanessa Marcotte

Police arrested Angel Ortiz early Saturday morning, according to the official. Police have arrested a Worcester man in the August murder of Vanessa Marcotte, who went missing while jogging near her mother's home in Princeton. Saturday to provide updates on the case. The 31-year-old is reportedly at the Massachusetts State Police barracks in Mil...

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  • Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch To Supreme Court
Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch To Supreme Court

Vice President Mike Pence presided over the Senate for the vote and announced the final tally of 54 to 45 in favor of Gorsuch. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said Gorsuch will be a "fine addition" to the Supreme Court. He will be sworn in on Monday. Gorsuch will join the other Supreme Court justices in time to hear the last round of arguments for the term. ...

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  • Ice cream-loving squirrel treated to daily cones from North Carolina shop
Ice cream-loving squirrel treated to daily cones from North Carolina shop

Owners Scott and Pam Martin of Fantasy Isle Ice Cream & Mini Golf in Holden Beach said the squirrel, named Putter, has been visiting the store for a daily treat since it first appeared in the area last summer. She will run around the golf course and play with the golf balls. "If you see two or three of them, Putter breaks from the crowd and com...

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  • Przemek Karnowski leaves Final Four with eye injury
Przemek Karnowski leaves Final Four with eye injury

SC passed the ball around and Gonzaga fouled Sindarius Thornwell before he could shoot with 3.5 seconds left. He made the first, then intentionally missed the second but Gonzaga got the rebound and put the game away from the free throw line for a 77-73 victory.

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  • 4 inmates found dead in SC prison
4 inmates found dead in SC prison

Inmate reports say Kelley was sentenced to 15 years for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature in Cherokee County. The South Carolina Department of Corrections identified the men as Jason Kelley , 35; Jimmy Ham , 56; John King , 52; and William Scruggs , 44.

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  • Man who made threats is sought in Janesville gun shop theft
Man who made threats is sought in Janesville gun shop theft

Local, state and federal authorities are looking for Joseph Jakubowski , 32, who is a suspect in a gunshop break-in and theft of guns here Wednesday evening and has expressed interest in attacking several different targets, including schools, Rock County Sheriff Bob Spoden said.

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  • Secret Service agent 'met prostitute in Maryland hotel'
Secret Service agent 'met prostitute in Maryland hotel'

According to CNN , "the agent was off-duty and did not present himself in his official capacity" when he was caught after the hotel manager became suspicious of his activity. The agent in question self-reported his arrest to the agency after he was charged with solicitation. The agency has long complained of being short staffed, forcing agents...

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  • Homeowner shoots, kills showering intruder, police say
Homeowner shoots, kills showering intruder, police say

The homeowner continued to investigate and found Nathaniel Joseph Rosa , 31, in the bathroom taking a shower, police said . In a statement released Monday, the Mason County Sheriff's Office identified the man who was arrested as Bruce Fanning.

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  • Showers and thunderstorms return to central IN tonight
Showers and thunderstorms return to central IN tonight

One in the morning with another more severe round expected in the afternoon. Current weather radar mosaic... The threat of severe thunderstorms will slide east, stretching from eastern Texas into the lower Mississippi Valley. These storms will become more widespread through the day and into the evening. We will have a fair amount of instability...

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  • Mother watches as her two sons, two others gunned down in Chicago
Mother watches as her two sons, two others gunned down in Chicago

A 23-year-old woman, who was in the front passenger seat, was shot in the side of her head and a 27-year-old man, who was in the back seat, was hit in the side of his body, police said. Dillon, 20, was found dead outside the restaurant, according to the Chicago Tribune. The woman was found with a bullet wound to her head. The brother's grandmot...

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  • Judge Okays $97 Million Settlement to Replace Flint's Water Lines
Judge Okays $97 Million Settlement to Replace Flint's Water Lines

In 2015, 18 million people in the United States got their water from systems that received federal lead violations that year, according to the NRDC . Others say they don't want to pay for water they do not believe is safe to drink. Jones also reportedly said there are "considerable questions around the ...

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  • Republicans Pull US Healthcare Bill Ahead Of House Vote
Republicans Pull US Healthcare Bill Ahead Of House Vote

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announces that he is abruptly pulling the troubled Republican health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Tr. Members of the conservative Freedom Caucus refused to get behind the bill, referring to leadership's proposal as "Obamacare Lite...

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  • Fraternal Order Of Police Leaders, Trump Talk Chicago Violence
Fraternal Order Of Police Leaders, Trump Talk Chicago Violence

The president pointed to the example of Chicago , where almost 700 people have been shot so far this year. The White House is calling for immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community development grants to help pay for the border wall that President Donald Trump repeatedly promised would b...

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  • US Census To Leave Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Questions Off New Surveys
US Census To Leave Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Questions Off New Surveys

Census or the newer and more detailed annual American Community Survey , which was established in 1985 and seeks to ascertain socio-economic and housing statistics. "In April 2016, more than 75 members of Congress wrote to the Census Bureau to request the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity as a subject for the American Community Su...

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  • Severe Weather Awareness Week: Thunderstorms
Severe Weather Awareness Week: Thunderstorms

During a briefing this morning with local emergency management officials, weather service meteorologists said high winds and hail are the most likely impacts from the afternoon supercell, but there is a lesser threat for tornadoes. The strongest storms will be possible along and northwest of a line from Demopolis to Alabaster to Gadsden. If your lo...

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  • Iran Sanctions 15 American Companies
Iran Sanctions 15 American Companies

The decision, which is largely symbolic since the firms do not do business with Iran, come two days after the United States announced new sanctions against groups and individuals that it accuses of collaborating with Iran s weapons programme.

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  • Gunshots fired at Bellagio hotel after burglary in high-end store
Gunshots fired at Bellagio hotel after burglary in high-end store

In a statement, police said that a preliminary investigation suggests at least three suspects entered a high-end retail store to commit the burglary. The suspects stole "valuable" items from the store. The legendary Bellagio Resort and Hotel is on the Las Vegas Strip and is recognizable for its dramatic, choreographed fountain shows. When it woul...

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  • California Lawmakers on Hold for GOP Health Plan Vote
California Lawmakers on Hold for GOP Health Plan Vote

The Affordable Care Act is a leap forward towards guaranteeing health care as a moral, just and human right. Costs for health coverage, particularly for older Americans, would increase. I don't recall any campaign discussion that focused on changing Medicaid as we know it. The organization says it plans to pressure house Republicans to vote...

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