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Trump's selections for top administration jobs and a California Democratic appointment have created five openings in the U.S. House, where Republicans have a 237-193 edge. Furthermore, of the 48 seats in the U.S. Senate that Democrats now control, including the two independents who caucus with Democrats, only 10 of them are from states that Trump won in 2016.
  • North Korea Is Finally Getting The Attention It's Always Wanted

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    Missiles are paraded across Kim Il-sung Square during a military parade on Saturday in Pyongyang as North Korea celebrates the 105th birth anniversary of the country's late founder. "If a war occurs, the result is a situation in which everybody loses and there can be no victor", he told reporters at Beijing . Leader Kim Jong-un was seen clapping and smiling from a reviewing box.
  • Rooney Rule leaves a legacy and impact far beyond NFL

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    Rooney, the powerful and popular Steelers chairman whose name is attached to the NFL's landmark initiative in minority hiring, died Thursday, April 13, 2017 . He was the US Ambassador to Ireland and once held court with the Pope. The third-generation Rooney, Art Rooney II , one of nine children of Dan and Patricia Rooney, has been president of the Steelers since 2003.
  • Pulaski County Judge Blocks State From Using Execution Drug

    Pulaski County Judge Blocks State From Using Execution Drug

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    Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen's ruling prevents Arkansas from using the drug vercuronium bromide in the executions, which had been scheduled to start Monday night. But since the 1976 Supreme Court decision allowing the death penalty to resume, multiple executions have been rare. Attorneys argued that Ward, 60, should not be executed because he's mentally incompetent.
  • Bring your Easter basket for Saturday egg hunts

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    On Easter Sunday, the Brownsville Community Church Team has organized an Easter Egg Hunt open to all children in the community. "I think it's really nice of them to put this on". "They are just going for what they get". The Ullin Fire Department plans to sponsor an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Held at the Frontier Stage, this free event will include an exciting kid's party during the service and will surely be enjoyable for everyone of all ages.
  • Harwell 'Leaning' Toward Support Of Governor's Gas Tax Bill

    Harwell 'Leaning' Toward Support Of Governor's Gas Tax Bill

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    But House leaders in favor of an alternative plan that does not include a gas tax increase have promised a fight on the floor. "I'm the only person in my family that has ever gotten a college degree, so I know how important this is", he said.
  • LEADING OFF: Dodgers to unveil Jackie Robinson statue

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    On Saturday, the most historic Dodger gets a statue at Dodger Stadium. To me April 15th should be a national holiday-Jackie Robinson Day because his courage and determination coupled with his ability to withstand so much so others could benefit is a constant inspiration to all of us.
  • Good Friday: Cleric urges Christians to emulate Christ's life of sacrifice

    Good Friday: Cleric urges Christians to emulate Christ's life of sacrifice

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    It's a great opportunity to reach out, and in fact, many might be very open to that invitation. It is necessary fact that builds the truth of the Christian faith. These were members of the "Coptic Christian" church, a church that has existed since earliest years of christianity. He is alive today and even though we live in a modern society with modern conveniences, Jesus still is the only source of true happiness and objective for living.
  • Russia, Iran, Syria denounce USA 'act of aggression'

    Russia, Iran, Syria denounce USA 'act of aggression'

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    For his part, President Assad said in an interview with the AFP published on Thursday that the chemical attack was "100 percent fabrication". "We may be at an all-time low in terms of relationship with Russian Federation". Lavrov that Moscow has asked Washington about the objective of the buildup and received assurances they were there to cut supply lines between the Islamic State group factions in Syria and Iraq.
  • United Airlines Changes Its Policy On Displacing Customers

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    United said it is reviewing its compensation policies. In cases where there aren't enough volunteers, airlines can involuntarily deny boarding to passengers, with the maximum required payment capped at $1,350 by the Department of Transportation.
  • Markey: Dems Will Reverse Nuke Option on SCOTUS

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    Gorsuch was confirmed by the Senate last week after Democrats tried to use the filibuster to block his nomination and Republicans chose to invoke the " nuclear option ", eliminating the 60-vote threshold required to confirm Supreme Court nominees.