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School District Superintendent Dale Marsden said in a statement Tuesday that Smith "epitomized excellence and everything a special education teacher should be". Jessica Alexander, Smith's relative, remembers the late 53-year-old as "an awesome, awesome lady, a handsome mom and a lovely teacher". "Well, it makes a happy marriage".
  • United won't use police to remove overbooked passengers - CEO

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    In the ABC interview, Munoz apologised profusely to Dao , his family, passengers and United customers. Dr Dao, 69, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, was dragged off the overbooked plane by Chicago Department of Aviation police officers after he refused to give up his seat, saying he needed to get home to treat patients.
  • GOP holds on to US House seat in Kansas

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    Ted Cruz of Texas to campaign in Kansas for Estes. In addition to the Kansas seat, Republicans are defending GOP-leaning seats in Georgia, Montana and SC - while Democrats are protecting a seat in a liberal California district. Democrat James Thompson kisses his wife Lisa while their daughter Liberty stands to their left at the Murdock Theatre in Wichita , Kan., Tuesday, April, 11, 2017.
  • Fatal police chase begins in Wichita, ends in Sumner County

    Fatal police chase begins in Wichita, ends in Sumner County

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    As soon as that cruiser was close enough to the suspect to fire the Global Positioning System tracker, Sheriff Easter says the passenger in the vehicle began firing at officers. She is being interviewed by police. Neither the woman nor any of the officers were hurt during the chase. A high-speed police chase developed late Wednesday night in southern Sedgwick County, which may have stretched into four counties before it ended.
  • Jimmy Kimmel's one rule for Sean Spicer: 'Never defend Hitler'

    Jimmy Kimmel's one rule for Sean Spicer: 'Never defend Hitler'

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    What I was trying to say was that, unlike Assad, Hitler did not drop sarin gas on cities in Syria, and I think most reputable WWII histories will back me up on that. I hope I show that I understand that I did that.... House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California said in a statement that Spicer was "downplaying the horror of the Holocaust" and should be fired.
  • GOP owns health care dilemma now, and voter skepticism

    GOP owns health care dilemma now, and voter skepticism

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    Pope is a board member of the Arizona chapter. “A lot of uncertainty has been introduced into the marketplace through efforts to repeal, ” he said. Democrats were never expected to support a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, but after being on the sidelines during the first round, they could now play a key role in giving Trump a legislative victory on healthcare.
  • Doctor Dragged from United Flight Sues, but He Has a Record

    Doctor Dragged from United Flight Sues, but He Has a Record

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    Munoz said he felt "ashamed" as he watched video of the man being forced off the jet. United announced Wednesday it's now going to refund everyone who was onboard Flight 3411 on Sunday the full cost of their ticket for putting them through that awkward, brutish hell.
  • US investigates whether Russia was involved in chemical attack in Syria

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    Johnson said: "My priority is now to continue contact with the U.S. and others in the run-up to the G7 meeting on 10-11 April - to build coordinated worldwide support for a ceasefire on the ground and an intensified political process". Trump acts decisively in Syria: Now what? "This is part of the problem in Syria". The official Saudi Press Agency reported that King Salman, whose country has been a strong opponent of Assad, congratulated Trump in a phone conversation for his "courageous ...
  • Trump says USA not going to get involved in Syria

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    MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Good morning. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met his Russian counterpart Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow in what he said was an attempt to narrow "areas of sharp difference". Do we have any insight? Clearly Trump made a decision to intervene in the Syrian crisis through a strong and influential strike not through an envoy.
  • USA warned of retaliation after missile attack on Syria

    USA warned of retaliation after missile attack on Syria

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    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has dismissed these protests fromRussia, which helped broker a 2013 deal to destroy Assad's chemical weapons - as, at best, "simply not plausible". But this distinction doesn't much matter to the dead. "We were aware of the presence of Russians at the airfield and took appropriate actions to ensure no Russians were injured in the attack", he said.
  • Gorsuch Confirmed As Supreme Court Justice After GOP Goes Nuclear

    Gorsuch Confirmed As Supreme Court Justice After GOP Goes Nuclear

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    The Senate confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court Friday morning, thrilling conservatives and angering liberals who expect him to be in the mold of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, whose seat he will take. The Senate voted 55-45 to successfully filibuster the nomination. Senate Republicans resorted to extraordinary steps to overcome Democratic opposition to Gorsuch, including changing long-standing Senate rules to prohibit the use of a procedural blockade called a filibuster for ...
  • Centrefold hit-maker John Geils Jr dies at 71

    Centrefold hit-maker John Geils Jr dies at 71

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    The dawning of MTV gave the band's charismatic Peter Wolf the flawless vehicle to display his swagger which they used to full effect on their biggest hit, Centerfold (1981 / #1). While commercial success didn't come for the band until the early '80s, they did amass a devoted following prior to their breakout because of their energetic live shows.