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The Democratic-led Legislature and first-term Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner have stared each other down since 2015. The deadline for a budget for the upcoming fiscal year is 12:01 a.m. The Illinois House has signed off on a workers' compensation measure that Democrats say addresses reforms requested by Gov. Bruce Rauner as part of a budget deal.
  • White House says Trump expected to pull USA from Paris climate agreement

    White House says Trump expected to pull USA from Paris climate agreement

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    European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said U.S. leader Donald Trump does not know what he is doing on climate ahead of Trump's decision on the Paris accord. The accord entered into force in record time on 4 November, 2016, when it crossed the threshold of 55 ratifying parties representing 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Comey to Testify Trump Strong-Armed Him on Flynn Probe

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    Mueller's team is expected to include Andrew Weissmann, a longtime DOJ and FBI veteran who helped spearhead the government's prosecutions involving Enron and multiple Mafia crime families, according to two sources who are closely tracking the unfolding investigation.
  • Jury deliberates in Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby's manslaughter trial

    Jury deliberates in Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby's manslaughter trial

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    Crutcher's family called the verdict a disappointment and accused the police department of being "corrupt". However, the officer defended herself, saying Crutcher was under the influence of PCP , a powerful drug often called "Angel Dust" that can elicit feelings of euphoria, omnipotence, agitation, mania and depression.
  • Fake Media prevent Americans from hearing real story: Donald Trump

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    Kushner , who is married to Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka , discussed the possibility of setting up secure line of communication with Russia in a meeting with Moscow's ambassador Sergey Kisylak on December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower, according to reports citing intercepts of Russian communications analyzed by US officials.
  • Teen targeted in Portland MAX attack meets Micah Fletcher

    Teen targeted in Portland MAX attack meets Micah Fletcher

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    Christian ended the hearing as he began it, shouting: "Death to the enemies of America". He shouted: "Free speech or die, Portland . I am praying you will use your leadership to do so". Macy said she wanted Meche's family to know what he said in his final moments. In the aftermath of the attack the Muslim Education Trust and CelebrateMercy, started a crowdfunding campaign for the victims in order to "respond to hate with love".
  • Janesville boy's third national spelling bee experience cut short

    Janesville boy's third national spelling bee experience cut short

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    No more than 50 spellers can advance to the finals. Six-year old Tulsan Edith Fuller correctly spelled two words at the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday, but didn't advance to the finals. Most attend public school. "She does all the work in her mind", said Annie Fuller, who homeschools her daughter. "A class of particles able to travel faster than the speed of light, 'tachyon" was an appropriate word for McKeegan, who professed a love of science as well as reading in an ...
  • 'Covfefe'? It's a message to the Russians, quips Hillary Clinton

    'Covfefe'? It's a message to the Russians, quips Hillary Clinton

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    These are the strongest statements Clinton has made since her election loss and some of the boldest statements of any prominent Democrat since the election. The former secretary of state said Russian interference in the election and the "weaponising" of information and fake news were among the key reasons behind her defeat.
  • Portland Train Stab Survivor Says Remember Harassed Girls: 'They Got Hurt, Too'

    Portland Train Stab Survivor Says Remember Harassed Girls: 'They Got Hurt, Too'

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    The suspect is 35-year-old Jeremy Joseph Christian of North Portland . Death to enemies of America. "This is America. Get out if you don't like free speech!" he reportedly declared. Several witnesses followed Christian, anxious that he could get away, and directed his whereabouts to a police officer, according to local media reports .