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The only way they could legally be removed under the legislation would be following a state-wide public vote. But he called it "problematic" in its current form. That was the question asked by Representative Katrina Jackson during the bill's debate Monday night. The Liberty Monument was removed April 24 and the statue of Jefferson Davis was taken down May 11.
  • China Concludes Silk Forum with Development Consensus

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    India skipped the just-concluded Belt and Road forum in Beijing in opposition to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that passes through Pakistan-administered Kashmir. China should take a leaf out of it. But Xi's Silk Road plan has raised concerns that he is seeking to expand China's economic and political ambitions overseas rather than open up his own country to further trade and investment.
  • This is what Obama told his friend about Trump

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    While President Donald Trump is embroiled in controversy - with regularity - Barack and Michelle Obama are enjoying a less-harried lifestyle these days, at least according to the cover story in the new issue of People magazine . "But he's also optimistic and heartened that citizens aren't just watching it happen but engaging with neighbors and elected representatives at town halls", a third source close to Obama reportedly told the publication.
  • 8 more Penn State fraternity members arraigned in hazing death

    8 more Penn State fraternity members arraigned in hazing death

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    But one fraternity brother not charged tells ABC News nobody was anxious about that footage. Piazza is also seen being held down because he was "thrashing" around and those at the house ignored the pleas of Kordel Davis , who said 9-1-1 should be called .
  • Trump to create panel to study voter fraud, suppression

    Trump to create panel to study voter fraud, suppression

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    Trump began making his allegations of widespread voter fraud shortly after the election, claiming that he would have won the popular vote - which he lost by almost 3 million votes - if there had not been so many votes cast illegally. Kobach is one of the biggest promoters of the myth there is a widespread conspiracy of in-person voter fraud. Elections officials in several states, however, reported no instances of widespread fraud.
  • Airlines discuss expanding laptop ban with US Homeland Security

    Airlines discuss expanding laptop ban with US Homeland Security

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    In one case, the Dubai-based Emirates airline cut back on flights to the US last month, saying the Trump administration's security measures have weakened demand for U.S.travel. Emirates, Turkish, Royal Jordanian and Saudi Arabian airlines; Qatar, Kuwait and Etihad airways; Egyptair and Royal Air Maroc were affected by the ban.
  • Sheriff: 1 dead after tornado hits Wisconsin trailer park

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    The tornado swept into the mobile ho. It destroyed 50 to 60 trailer homes and injured 25 people, 17 of whom were taken to hospitals. A series of storms throughout the eastern part of the Texas Panhandle witnessed four tornadoes spotted throughout the afternoon, as well as heavy damage in some parts of Wheeler County.
  • Next Confederate statue falls to cheers, jeers

    Next Confederate statue falls to cheers, jeers

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    The City Council voted 6-1 in 2015 to remove the monuments after a succession of contentious public meetings where impassioned monument supporters and opponents heckled each other. But to some it was the most objectionable. The issue rose to prominence after the 2015 massacre of nine black parishioners at the historically black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a self-described white supremacist.
  • 2 dead after tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Wisconsin

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    At least 25 other people were injured when a storm Tuesday leveled the Prairie Lake Estate Mobile Park near Chetek, Wisconsin , about 110 miles (180 kilometers) northeast of Minneapolis. Most of the fatalities from tornadoes so far this year occurred during a January 21-22 outbreak that killed 20 people in the South. Sheriff Jeffery Wallace said the tornado traveled east through Rusk County, touching down several places, including Lake Amacoy and Conrath areas, which sustained the most damage.
  • Trump's Hypocritical Message to Liberty University Grads

    Trump's Hypocritical Message to Liberty University Grads

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    And while his endorsement of the real estate mogul was personal, Falwell's position as university president resulted in Liberty University becoming loosely entangled in Trump's campaign, which did not sit well with everyone at the university.
  • House Democrats urge budget meeting with Illinois governor

    House Democrats urge budget meeting with Illinois governor

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    Bruce Rauner and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. The state will end the fiscal year June 30 almost $6 billion in debt, and on Wednesday, overdue bills hit $14.3 billion for the first time. But Democrats now have changed their strategy. "House Democrats and many in the Senate as well have been saying for two years that it's irresponsible to hold up the budget of the state of IL over nonbudgetary issues", said Democratic Leader Lou Lang of Skokie.
  • We will 'take care of' violent crimes against police

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    But at an event he described as a "most solemn occasion", he still couldn't resist veering into politics time and again. And I'm confident to say, as I saw a year ago on the streets of Howard County, Indiana, where thousands spontaneously poured forth to line the streets to pay a solemn tribute to the late Sheriff's Deputy Carl Koontz, I'm confident today that millions of Americans stand with us in spirit and are breathing a silent prayer for your service and your families.