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Supreme Court rejected 11th-hour appeals from his lawyers, but one justice expressed reservations about what has been called by critics, the state's "rush" to execute the inmates. Lee requested holy communion for his last meal and did not give a final statement. Before Lee's death, all executions were put on hold in the state after a judge issued a restraining order on a key lethal injection drug.
  • 'The sword stands ready': Mike Pence warns North Korea

    'The sword stands ready': Mike Pence warns North Korea

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    Russian Federation has blocked the UN Security Council from condemning North Korea's latest missile test even though China had backed the strongly-worded statement drafted by the United States, diplomats said . North Korea ended up carrying out a failed ballistic missile test on the anniversary, according to South Korean reports . "Now, all options are on the table and the United States is prepared to do what's necessary", Pence stressed.
  • Detroit Lions Release 2017 Schedule

    Detroit Lions Release 2017 Schedule

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    Wood said at the NFL owners meetings last month that he asked the league to give the Detroit Lions more home games at the beginning of the season after last year's slow start. Detroit hosted Green Bay in last year's season finale, and the teams have met six times in the final game of the season since 1993. Week 15, December 16, vs.
  • Berkeley cancels Ann Coulter's visit fearing violent protests

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    Wednesday night, Coulter also said she would still give the speech. University chiefs had sent a letter to the Berkeley College Republicans, one of the student groups responsible for the event, saying they were rescheduling the Coulter's appearance after consulting with campus police over safety.
  • OMB preps for shutdown, WH says it's unlikely

    OMB preps for shutdown, WH says it's unlikely

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    Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., co-chairman of the moderate Tuesday Group, discussed over the recess a potential amendment that was created to build support from hesitant lawmakers on both sides of the GOP political spectrum. But in a conference call with fellow Democrats Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was unimpressed, saying "We have the leverage and they have the exposure".
  • Pence calls United States commitment to South Korea 'iron-clad'

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    United Nations diplomats said the proposed statement of condemnation had consensus from the other 14 Council members, including China, North Korea's biggest ally and a Council permanent member. In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, speaking to reporters Monday evening, said he hopes "there will be no unilateral actions like those we saw recently in Syria and that the USA will follow the line that President Trump repeatedly voiced during the election campaign".
  • White House pushes bid to revive health care bill

    White House pushes bid to revive health care bill

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    But this is a great bill. Trump told Robert Costa of the Washington Post that he'd be waiting on Democrats to come to him for future health care bills. House of Representatives Republicans are exploring compromises aimed at satisfying the party's most conservative members without antagonizing its moderates, but it remained unclear on Friday whether a viable bill would emerge.
  • Ann Coulter event is back on after UC Berkeley finds 'protected venue'

    Ann Coulter event is back on after UC Berkeley finds 'protected venue'

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    The University of California, Berkeley , has reversed its decision to cancel an appearance by conservative firebrand Ann Coulter. Last weekend, while thousands of people across the U.S. The university had canceled the event on the grounds that it could turn violent, but a federal judge in Montgomery, Alabama, ruled that the speech should proceed because there was no evidence that Spencer advocated violence.
  • Amber Alert suspect Tad Cummins arrested, teen rescued

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    The place has no special meaning to their marriage or him as far as she knows. After missing for more than a month, the pair were found in Siskiyou County, Calif . The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department had received the same tip. "The two obviously have a relationship, and her response to us kind of escalated up and down".
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Rejects Recusal Rules Tied to Campaign Contributions

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Rejects Recusal Rules Tied to Campaign Contributions

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    On Thursday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected a petition from 56 ex-judges to reform their ethics rules to prohibit judges from hearing cases involving their campaign donors. Supreme Court, though Mr. Schweber said he hadn't seen any move in that direction yet. Walker's campaign as well as some of the sitting justices. Under current law, donors can give up to $20,000 to candidates for the state supreme court, the Wisconsin State Journal reported in an earlier story .