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State prosecutors say Melson robbed a Popeye's restaurant in Gadsden, 60 miles (96 kilometers) northeast of Birmingham. Melson, they claimed, opened fire on four employees in the restaurant's freezer. A temporary stay was granted by the 11 Circuit Court last Friday but was recently struck down by the Supreme Court . At a press conference following the execution, Commissioner Jeff Dunn read a prepared statement from the Collins family.
  • Lewandowski Slams Comey for 'Egregious' Leaking of Trump Memo

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    Comey testified that after he was sacked, he gave copies of the memos he wrote about his meetings with Trump to "a friend of mine to share" with reporters. Asked about the possibility of Trump having recorded their meetings, Comey put on his best choirboy face and enthused, "Lordy, I hope there are tapes".
  • Sadiq Khan: Cancel Donald Trump's United Kingdom visit

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    Khan, a human rights lawyer and practicing Muslim hails from Pakistan, has challenged repeatedly Trump's calls to ban Muslims or people from Muslim countries from entering the U.S, saying the president has a "rude view of Islam". "The invitation has been issued and accepted but I see no reason to change that", he said. Trump on Monday doubled down on his attacks on the London mayor .
  • Cuomo: NY state will keep Affordable Care Act protections

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    While many Americans are waiting for the upcoming Senate vote on the president's American Health Care Act , attendees at the Iowa Hospital Association on Wednesday discussed its potential impacts at the annual summer leadership forum. "Will we get there?" The House health bill establishes two main ways for states to address these issues. Senators are making changes to the AHCA's tax credits to tie them to income.
  • White House: Trump Is 'Not a Liar'

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    Then, on February 14, the president carefully structured another one-on-one meeting with Comey , specifically ordering Attorney General Jeff Sessions, to whom the Federal Bureau of Investigation director ordinarily reports, to leave the Oval Office where Comey , Sessions and other national security officials (and Jared Kushner) had been meeting.
  • Large expansion of airplane laptop ban a possibility

    Large expansion of airplane laptop ban a possibility

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    The US restrictions imposed in March now cover about 350 flights a week originating from 10 airports, primarily in the Middle East . The agency on March 21 barred electronic devices larger than mobile phones from the cabins of flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa due to concern that terrorists could hide explosives in them.
  • Qatar FM to AP: No one has 'right to blockade my country'

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    The worldwide community has been striving to mediate the crisis among the countries concerned since the escalating tensions between Qatar and its fellow Arab nations culminated when Bahrain , Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt , Libya and Yemen abruptly announced to sever diplomatic ties with the Gulf gas-rich state, accusing it of supporting terrorism and interfering with internal affairs.
  • Public opposes Trump's withdrawal from Paris deal by 2:1 margin

    Public opposes Trump's withdrawal from Paris deal by 2:1 margin

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    USA billionaire and United Nations envoy for climate change Michael Bloomberg pledged $15 million to support the Paris agreement's coordinating agency if necessary - the sum it stands to lose should the U.S. "Mayors, governors, and business leaders from both political parties are signing onto a statement of support that we will submit to the United Nations - and together, we will reach the emission reduction goals that the USA made in Paris in 2015", he wrote.
  • Accused NSA leaker Reality Winner to plead not guilty

    Accused NSA leaker Reality Winner to plead not guilty

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    They fell out of touch, but Demasi now lives in Augusta and does yoga with victor, she said . During the hearing, prosecutor Jennifer Solari said victor wrote in a notebook that she wanted to "burn the White House down" and move to Nepal or Kurdistan.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Phoenix home given to architecture school

    Frank Lloyd Wright Phoenix home given to architecture school

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    The house is a swirling composition of concrete blocks arranged in circular forms-David Wright was in the concrete-block business, and his father combined his son's preferred material with his own late-career obsession with ramps and curving shapes, which would culminate in the Guggenheim Museum in NY.