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By Sunday night, Jackson hadn't heard back. Joy confirmed that she's safe , and she has already gone to the police to work with them. He went on to use the social network to admit to other murders, as well as saying that he wanted to "kill as many people as I can".
  • Governor directed law enforcement to advance personal interests, report finds

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    Because of the Alabama Supreme Court's action, the impeachment hearings will proceed as originally scheduled at 10:00am Monday. The Supreme Court ordered briefs in the case to be submitted by 1 p.m. The controversy erupted when the former head of state law enforcement, Spencer Collier, a day after being fired by Bentley, publicly accused Bentley of having an affair with his longtime political adviser, Rebekah Caldwell Mason.
  • North Korea launched a missile, but exploded nearly immediately

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    The U.S. Navy this month struck a Syrian airfield with 59 Tomahawk missiles after a chemical weapons attack. He will also aim to reassure allies in South Korea and Japan that the USA will take appropriate steps to defend them against North Korean aggression.
  • Close Special House Elections Attract Big Spending

    Close Special House Elections Attract Big Spending

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    The special election was called because Trump had asked the district's previous representative, Mike Pompeo , a Republican, to become Central Intelligence Agency director. In the last three congressional elections, Democratic challengers attracted only about 30 percent of the vote against Mike Pompeo . It's important to note that local politics mattered in this race.
  • Neil Gorsuch confirmed after Senate deploys 'nuclear option'

    Neil Gorsuch confirmed after Senate deploys 'nuclear option'

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    In addition, Republicans controlled the redistricting process in 20 states after the 2010 election, compared to only 11 for Democrats, and aggressively gerrymandered state legislative seats and US House districts to retain power for the next decade.
  • The Death of the American Healthcare Act, the Republican Split

    The Death of the American Healthcare Act, the Republican Split

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    House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled a Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill, which had been heavily promoted by Trump and White House aides, in late March after it became clear it faced too much opposition within the party and would be voted down on the House floor.
  • Pro-Lifers Are Celebrating Gorsuch's Confirmation to SCOTUS

    Pro-Lifers Are Celebrating Gorsuch's Confirmation to SCOTUS

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    Democrats sought to block Gorsuch's appointment by mustering 41 votes against the motion to end debate, known as closure. Republican Senator Johnny Isakson missed the vote while recovering from back surgery. President Trump should be applauded for carrying through on his promise to appoint good judges from this list, and conservatives hope he continues to use the list for any future appointments.
  • Interest in where and when Trump may attend church services

    Interest in where and when Trump may attend church services

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    The president of the group Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton, says the decision suggests this White House doesn't want to be accountable to the American people. "Given the grave national security risks and privacy concerns of the hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, the White House Office will disclose Secret Service logs as outlined under the Freedom of Information Act, a position the Obama White House successfully defended in federal court", he continued.
  • Estes wins easily in Pawnee, Stafford counties

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    And Trump helped solidify the victory by campaigning from afar. Kansas' Republican Gov. Sam Brownback was, until recently , the least popular governor in the country. When Perez ran for party chairman earlier this year, he pledged to implement a 50-state strategy to build up the party. On the Democratic side, some liberals felt they didn't get enough support from their own party organizations in Washington .
  • Steve Bannon ousted from National Security Council

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    The original NSC appointment of Bannon, the former chairman of Breitbart News, was controversial when it was announced January 28. President Agent Orange is looking to shake things up as he has reorganized his National Security Council, removing his chief strategist, Steve Bannon , and downgrading his role.
  • Gorsuch confirmed; Senate approves Trump nominee

    Gorsuch confirmed; Senate approves Trump nominee

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    He was back in his home state recovering from a second back surgery in the past month. By a vote of 54-45, the Senate today confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the 113th justice of the U.S. McConnell announced : "This will be the first and last partisan filibuster of a supreme court nominee". "While I believe this is a setback for people in Connecticut", Murphy continued, "I'll keep doing everything I can to protect their rights and help them as they work hard to build better lives ...