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Trump was elected. " Patriots' turnout for President Obama in 2015 vs. Patriots' turnout for President Trump today", the New York Times tweeted along with photos from both events. It was unclear if the celebration with his parents was the reason Brady did not attend the Patriots' meeting with President Trump at the White House Wednesday.
  • Gas tax hike an insult to state's hardworking taxpayers

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    Jerry Brown who has lobbied for years for money to fix crumbling highways and bridges. In 2013, for instance, gas taxes and motor vehicle license fees paid for 40 percent of state and local road spending. Sen. Anthony Cannella of Ceres was the only Republican to support the tax hike. The governor and top legislative leaders pressed all week to convince their fellow Democrats to support the measure but faced mounting opposition from environmentalists and anti-tax crusaders.
  • Supreme Court denies Arkansas request to carry out execution

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    The U.S. Supreme Court later declined to overturn that ruling. The state appealed the stay for Davis but decided not to challenge the stay for Ward. As the lawsuits played out Monday, the state's execution facility was braced for a rapid reversal of the decisions. And late on Monday, after inmate Don Davis ate what was supposed to be his "last meal" and just minutes before his execution, the US Supreme Court gave a last-minute ruling sparing him.
  • Trump signs order curbing foreign workers

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    Throughout his election campaign, Trump pushed the "Buy American, hire American" maxim and prefers to move towards a merit-based visa system, which only encourages the most-talented workers from overseas to come. During the campaign Trump defended his use of foreign workers, saying it's hard to find Americans willing to accept seasonal employment. But it falls way short of Mr Trump's campaign pledge to end the H-1B visa programme.
  • Supreme Court blocks Arkansas execution

    Supreme Court blocks Arkansas execution

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    The justices' action represented a setback, but not a final blow, for Arkansas officials as they race the clock to execute convicted murderers before the state's supply of a controversial sedative used for executions passes its expiration date.
  • Faith community celebrates Easter

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    Easter Sunday brings comfort that death does not get the final say, but Jesus does and that those who die in faith of Him one day will be in His presence, said Rev. "At St James, we will have a special Easter sermon", said Father Reverend Pradip Biswas. In a statement issued Saturday by the Office of the Prime Minister, Dr Rowley said the values of faith and love celebrated at Easter can help show citizens the way forward.
  • Over 21000 expected at Trump's first Easter Egg Roll

    Over 21000 expected at Trump's first Easter Egg Roll

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    Addressing attendees Monday morning from the White House's south portico, Trump congratulated his wife on organizing the event. The White House's 139th Easter Egg Roll on Monday (17 April) saw 21,000 children and adults attend the festivities, officials said .
  • Gorsuch era on U.S. high court begins with his first three cases

    Gorsuch era on U.S. high court begins with his first three cases

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    Although the Supreme Court does not allow television cameras, several dozen reporters were present to see how Gorsuch fit into the court, which had been shorthanded for more than 14 months following Scalia's death. In Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius, Mr Gorsuch found that business owners with strongly-held religious beliefs are not required to provide insurance coverage for their employees' contraceptives.
  • Burr, Tillis, Walker heap praise upon Gorsuch after confirmation

    Burr, Tillis, Walker heap praise upon Gorsuch after confirmation

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    Gorsuch, 49, serves as a federal judge on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. After the filibuster Republicans used the "nuclear option" to alter the interpretation of Senate rules, lowering the level of votes needed to end a filibuster of high court nominees.
  • Fresno gunman gave police blow-by-blow of shootings of 3 men

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    The suspect was candid in explaining his actions from Thursday night to Tuesday morning, when he fired 16 rounds in less than two minutes and killed three white men on the same block, the police chief said. (AP Photo/Scott Smith). Stephen Hughes, 66, stands outside his house in Fresno, Calif ., where he came home minutes after a shooting to find a body on the sidewalk in front of his home, Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
  • Republican Ron Estes Wins Congressional Seat in Contested Race

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    House, where Republicans have a 237-193 edge. President Donald Trump stepped into a surprisingly competitive special congressional election in Kansas Monday, April 10, 2017, recording a get-out-the-vote call on behalf of Republican candidate Ron Estes .
  • Trump signs directive on foreign tech hires

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    Such a change could significantly impact large Indian IT companies which bring thousands of engineers and programmers on H-1B visas to work on U.S. projects, says IT analyst Girish Pai. "It doesn't do anything", said William Stock, president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in Philadelphia. Chamber of Commerce, also argued that "it would be a mistake to close the door on high-skilled workers from around the world who can contribute to American businesses' growth and ...