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Trump said he will remove federal restrictions that have prevented industries from creating apprenticeship programmes. "The funding for apprenticeship programs should come from existing job-training funds, as well as from college aid". But his own proposed budget would cut other job training programs that advocates say are necessary for this one to thrive. There also are questions about oversight of apprenticeship programs that begin and operate nearly completely under the control of the ...
  • Trump wants apprenticeships in all high schools

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    Trump ordered more money and a bigger role for private companies in designing apprenticeship programs meant to fill some of the 6 million open jobs in the U.S. Back in 2014, economists Steven Davis and John Haltwanger pointed out how an ever-escalating government regulatory threshold makes entry into the ranks of the employed more hard than it's ever been.
  • Suspect in congressional shooting was Bernie Sanders supporter, strongly anti

    Suspect in congressional shooting was Bernie Sanders supporter, strongly anti

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    Authorities say the gunman in Alexandria, Virgina was 66-year-old James Hodgkinson who lived in Belleville, which is a town in southwestern IL off Interstate 64. During the dispute, Moreland said, she jumped in a auto with her friend, but Hodgkinson opened the vehicle's door and hit her, then used a knife to cut the seat belt off his foster daughter.
  • Prosecutors rest their case in Bill Cosby's sexual-assault trial

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    Prosecutors from the Montgomery County district attorney's office read jurors in Cosby's sexual assault trial excerpts of a more than a decade-old deposition in which he recounts that exchange. He testified previous year that he had talked with Cosby's lawyer before making his decision and that it was meant to let Cosby speak freely at a potential civil deposition - the same deposition that prosecutors are now relying on at his trial.
  • Sessions asks Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers

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    To further buttress his request in the letter , Sessions warns that "drug traffickers" are already operating under "the guise" of state marijuana laws. He also said , like Sessions has in the past, said that "scientists have found that there's no accepted medical use for" marijuana-a notion that Scientific American shredded in its Wednesday column.
  • 4th Day For Jurors In Minnesota Trial Over Motorist Shooting

    4th Day For Jurors In Minnesota Trial Over Motorist Shooting

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    Seventy-four seconds is the amount of time that elapsed between the moment Yanez turned on his squad auto lights to the moment he fired the seventh and final shot into Castile's vehicle. "I think you are going to have at least some jurors who are absolutely convinced that the officer reacted unreasonably and therefore this is manslaughter, and some who are just unequivocally on the side of the officer", Schultz said.
  • Who was James Hodgkinson?

    Who was James Hodgkinson?

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    Rep. Steve Scalise , a congressional staffer and members of the congressional police force were shot Wednesday morning in Alexandria , Virginia, during a practice for the GOP congressional baseball team. Hodgkinson, who was shot dead by police , was a Bernie Sanders supporter and a fierce critic of Donald Trump . An acquaintance of the suspect confirmed that he had campaigned for Sanders during the election.
  • What we know about the injuries from the Alexandria shooting

    What we know about the injuries from the Alexandria shooting

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    They believe he had not lived there since March, when he arrived in Virginia. Those on the far Right claim harsh rhetoric by Democrats and liberals over Republican President Donald Trump is creating this culture of violence. And he was just as politically active online as he was in person. When he left, she said, Hodgkinson told her he was going to Washington, D.C.to "work with people to change the tax brackets".
  • Summer Club Program provides meals for Talbot County children

    Summer Club Program provides meals for Talbot County children

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    That's a 25 percent increase from the average of 5,411 meals served daily in July 2015 and 10.8 percent of the 62,699 students who ate school lunches on a typical day during the 2015-16 school year. "The importance for us is to teach the kids those extra things", Neal said. She said a real key to their program is the structure they provide for the children.
  • Alexandria shooting: Victims, gunman, timeline of events

    Alexandria shooting: Victims, gunman, timeline of events

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    Hodgkinson, acting as a lone gunman in the incident, shot several victims including majority whip of the House of Representatives Steve Scalise . And he served as a presidential campaign volunteer for Bernie Sanders, who took to the Senate floor to condemn his act of violence.
  • Trump calls House health bill 'mean'

    Trump calls House health bill 'mean'

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    Trump reportedly talked about having a bill come out of the Senate that protects people with preexisting conditions and having a tax credit that works for low income elderly Americans, according to the story originally reported by the Associated Press .