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Those were scheduled to go down next year under the so-called "glide path to zero" formula. The bill rejected by Brownback will eliminate large pieces of a 2012 law that dramatically lowered state income tax collections and was championed by the governor as an adrenaline shot to the heart of a Kansas economy hammered by recession.
  • Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; 1 killed, others injured

    Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; 1 killed, others injured

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    The upside down bus then slid into the Mercedes that was traveling in the westbound lanes. On the same bus ride that would claim her life, 17-year-old Sarah Harmening took the time to write one last journal entry . Images from the scene showed the white bus tilted over and debris on the road. WSBAuthorities render assistance to injured people in an overturned church bus, June 8, 2017, in Atlanta .
  • Polanski's Victim to Stand up for Him in California Court

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    Mr Braun said it would be the judge's decision whether to take Mrs Geimer's testimony into account. In a hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court , she told Judge Scott Gordon that she has been serving a 40-year sentence herself, and asked him to dismiss the case or sentence Polanski without him being present "as an act of mercy to myself and my family".
  • Katy Perry Thinks Taylor Swift Is Trying To 'Assassinate' Her Character

    Katy Perry Thinks Taylor Swift Is Trying To 'Assassinate' Her Character

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    The song was also co-written by prolific pop producer Max Martin , who's worked with Perry since her "One of the Boys" days, potentially raising a conflict of interest with her longtime collaborator. I'm not his mother". "He'll be fine continuing". It seems the 27-year-old Blank Space singer created some Bad Blood between her and fellow popster Katy by announcing that she would let fans stream her old albums on Spotify again - on the same day Katy released her anticipated new album ...
  • Comey: I kept records on Trump because I thought he might 'lie'

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    In a joint press conference with the president of Romania in the Rose Garden on Friday, President Donald Trump doubled down on his lawyer's claim that defenestrated FBI Director James Comey was wrong in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee .
  • Comey Was Unabashed, But Pay Attention to What He Didn't Say

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    In stunning public testimony Thursday, James Comey acknowledged arranging for a friend to leak details of a conversation Comey had with President Trump - the February 14 Oval Office encounter in which Trump said he hoped the FBI director could "drop" the bureau's investigation of fired national security adviser Michael Flynn , according to Comey's contemporaneous notes.
  • Sanders slams Trump for insulting Germany, publicly attacking Merkel

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    They "get along well, " Sean Spicer said in response to a question regarding Ms Merkel's comment that Germany and the European Union can no longer rely on the US". Merkel did not mention Trump specifically, but she made it clear that her realization had come "in the last few days". We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands - naturally in friendship with the United States of America, in friendship with Great Britain, as good neighbors with whoever, also with Russian ...
  • Comey testimony: Senator says Trump can't be prosecuted 'for hoping something'

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    Back to the land of dual realities on the left and right, part of the reason few believe this testimony gets Trump that much closer to impeachment. Trump and his surrogates moved to attack Comey as a "leaker" for the latter's admission that he'd orchestrated the appearance of a New York Times story on memos he'd written following White House meetings.
  • Trump calls on Qatar to stop funding terrorism

    Trump calls on Qatar to stop funding terrorism

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    Qatar's foreign minister says that sanctions imposed upon his country violate global law, calling the moves by Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations an "unjust siege". The country has tried to promote itself as a neutral mediator in Middle East disputes, something which is seemingly impossible to do (as this incident shows), and has built links with factions across the Muslim world, from Libya to Afghanistan's Taliban.
  • Will Senate Republicans repeal Obamacare when nobody's looking?

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    That's why members like Sen. Therefore, the legislative vehicle has still not officially been delivered to the Senate from the House. McConnell told reporters Tuesday that Republicans are nearing introduction of their health plan, but he gave no details and some members, including Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah, said they're not expecting action on a bill anytime soon.
  • Trump Contradicts Tillerson Line On Blockade Of Qatar Within Hours

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    Four Arab nations - Saudi Arabia , Egypt, the United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) and Bahrain - had cut ties with Qatar accusing it of support for Islamist militants and Iran, and reopening a festering wound two weeks after US President Donald Trump's demand for Muslim states to fight terrorism, according to reports.