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President Donald Trump and the GOP suffered a major setback last month after House leaders were forced to withdraw their healthcare bill amid opposition from members of their own party. Such customers' expensive care can drive up premiums for all consumers. So, Republicans can't agree whether sick people should be included with old people in high-risk pools of insureds, to which insurance companies would be able to charge higher premiums and offer less guaranteed coverage.
  • 911 tapes in San Bernadino school shooting released

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    Several hundred people attended the memorial service for teacher Karen Smith after her estranged husband Cedric Anderson entered North Park Elementary, killing Smith, eight-year-old student Jonathan Martinez and wounding nine-year-old student Nolan Brandy on April 10 in San Bernardino .
  • Don Davis not executed, US Supreme Court upholds stay of execution

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    This photo provided by Sherry 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. The legal fighting had centered on a series of planned lethal injections that, if carried out, would mark the most inmates put to death by a state in such a short period since the U.S.
  • Bernie Sanders kicks off cross-country tour in Maine

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    A crowd of roughly 1,200 filled the State Theatre, with the loudest cheers for Sanders and jeers at mentions of the "1 percent" and Trump's executive orders and proposed budget cuts. In 2016, he'd voted for the Green Party's Jill Stein for president, and was hopeful about Democrats, but also interested in Maine's new ranked-choice voting law, which could benefit a left-wing third party.
  • Boris Johnson to make statement on crises in North Korea and Syria

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    Trump was asked if he's ruled out a military strike in North Korea after Vice President Mike Pence issued a stark warning to the country by reminding the country that the United States bombed both Syria and Afghanistan this month. Military necessity - at least in North Korea's eyes - and not saber rattling are clearly the culprit. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday told a parliamentary session that diplomatic efforts were "important to maintain peace", but "dialogue for the ...
  • Senior New York judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam found dead in Hudson River

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    According to News 4 NY, a call was made to the NYPD, where they soon identified the victim as Abdus-Salaam, and her husband confirmed that his wife was the deceased victim. She served as a judge in Manhattan state Supreme Court for 14 years. A state appeals court judge was found dead and floating in the Hudson River Wednesday afternoon, police said.
  • On with the hunt: Parks & Rec event an Easter weekend tradition

    On with the hunt: Parks & Rec event an Easter weekend tradition

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    The association also provides detailed instructions on those who wish to create their own beeping eggs and also gives guidance on organizing the special egg hunt . It started way back in the 1700s when the Pennsylvania Dutch believed in an egg-laying hare called Oschter Haws which eventually became the Easter Bunny who became popular not for laying eggs, but of creating nests.
  • President Trump's vacations already set to surpass Obama's total travel expenses

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    Mr. Trump is scheduled to depart Washington D.C.at 4:20 p.m. and arrive at Palm Beach International Airport around 6:35 p.m. He's also played at the two courses he owns near his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida . Trump said Syrian president Bashar Assad was behind the attack. During his presidential campaign, Trump said he would probably never see the golf course again if he became commander-in-chief.
  • Neil Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court on 54-45 Senate vote

    Neil Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court on 54-45 Senate vote

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    Gorsuch will be sworn in Monday and will quickly begin confronting cases of effect, including one involving separation of church and state that the justices will take up in less than two weeks. "The only way he could be confirmed was in fact to wreck the rules", Connecticut Democratic Sen. In my time in the Senate, I have had the distinct honor of playing a key role in the confirmation of fourteen Supreme Court nominees.
  • Oklahoma 'witch' gets life terms for terrorizing grandchild

    Oklahoma 'witch' gets life terms for terrorizing grandchild

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    During the many years spent physically and emotionally abusing her grandchildren, Geneva Robinson, nicknamed the Witch of Oklahoma, admitted scratching the poor girl's neck until drawing blood, slapping her for no apparent reason but her own twisted amusement, repeatedly striking her hands using a rolling pin, and shaving the girl's head while she was fast asleep.
  • Trump Celebrates First Easter Egg Roll As US President

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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House press secretary Spicer stopped by the reading nook to read some children's book classics. Mr. Trump has focused on building up the US military and projecting American strength around the globe, as tensions with North Korea and Syria overshadow the festive event at the White House.
  • Trump's son-in-law finalising talks to sell his share of tech firm

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    Jimmy Fallon returned to his old stomping ground of SNL last night and took part in the weekly Donald Trump Cold Open sketch . Kushner claimed victory - because, Baldwin's Trump explained, Bannon looks absolutely bad in photos - and the president told Bannon to return to hell.