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The annual White House Easter Egg Roll , a tradition dating to 1878 and the presidency of President Rutherford B. Hayes , kicked off this morning at 7:30 a.m. According to the US Flag Code, citizens are obliged to put their right hand over their hearts during the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem - something that the Leader of the Free World probably should have known.
  • Arkansas execution drugs intended for surgery, heart issues

    Arkansas execution drugs intended for surgery, heart issues

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    The executions of Davis and Bruce Ward were supposed to be the first two , but Ward received a stay from the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday and the state did not appeal the decision. Later that day, Griffen joined an anti-death penalty protest outside the governor's mansion and lay down in a cot to simulate the gurney. Arkansas' death penalty protocol includes two drugs that are typically used in surgery and one that benefits cardiac patients.
  • Arkansas Supreme Court court halts two executions

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    According to the Arkansas Department of Correction, Davis chose fried chicken, rolls, great northern beans, mashed potatoes and strawberry cake. Both men are scheduled for execution on April 20, 2017. Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued a statement Monday evening that said , in part, "We have asked the US Supreme Court and hope to get a decision later tonight".
  • North Korea UN envoy warns of possibility of nuclear war

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    New language in the Treasury report citing a history of currency intervention in China , South Korea and Taiwan is in line with what experts say could be eventual changes to the criteria aimed at deterring future manipulation. It said the dialogue would focus on three areas: trade and investment rules and issues, cooperation in macroeconomic policy and specific industry sectors.
  • Arkansas AG working to overturn decisions halting executions

    Arkansas AG working to overturn decisions halting executions

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    This photo provided by Cheryl Simon shows Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen taking part of an anti-death penalty demonstration outside the Governor's Mansion Friday, April 14, 2017 in Little Rock, Ark . "I expect both the Supreme Court of Arkansas and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to review the decisions quickly, and I have confidence in the Attorney General and her team to expedite the reviews".
  • Pilot charged after loaded gun found by baggage screeners

    Pilot charged after loaded gun found by baggage screeners

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    According to Apple, Gibson was charged with misdemeanor weapon possession and released on $200 bail. Meanwhile, the arrest sent Southwest scrambling to find a new co-pilot for the Chicago-Midway-bound flight, delaying departure by almost four hours.
  • Gorsuch's ascension to high court vindicates McConnell plan

    Gorsuch's ascension to high court vindicates McConnell plan

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    Even after Gorsuch's confirmation was assured, Senate leaders continued to squabble Friday about the way in which it happened. "November exit polls showed that 1 in 5 Americans prioritized the Supreme Court nomination when casting their vote, and with a majority of 57 percent of those voters casting a vote for Donald Trump, it is clear that the majority of American voters wanted a strict constructionist", Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, said on Friday.
  • Gorsuch is Chatty Cathy in Supreme Court debut

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    Justice Neil Gorsuch's first week on the Supreme Court bench features an important case about the separation of church and state with roots in a Midwestern church playground. Gorsuch thanked his new colleagues for the "very warm welcome" he said he had received. Neil Gorsuch took his place on the Supreme Court bench Monday, diving right in to the court's business and peppering the lawyers with questions during courtroom argument.
  • 1 dead, 2 injured in military helicopter crash in MD

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    There was no immediate word on the condition of the crew member who was medically evacuated or the other two who were aboard. The crew members are being treated at Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.
  • Spying on Trump, his team

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    A handful of GOP lawmakers say that the House Intelligence Committee should investigate former Obama administration national security adviser Susan Rice's reported decision to unmask us citizens caught up in intelligence gathering. If the National Security Agency deems those reasons vaild, it will unmask the names. "The pattern of Rice's requests was discovered in a National Security Council review of the government's policy on "unmasking".
  • Doctor removed from United Airlines flight files to preserve records

    Doctor removed from United Airlines flight files to preserve records

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    That's the Chicago-to-Louisville flight in which a 69-year-old man was dragged off the plane because he didn't want to give up his seat. Meanwhile, United Airlines CEO defended their employee who forced Dr. If those crew members didn't get on board, a United spokeswoman said, their flight would have been canceled. Emirates' video asserts that they are a real airline -a highly-rated one, in fact - and mocks United's famous slogan, encouraging travelers to "fly the friendly skies...