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The Arkansas Department of Correction reported that Lee requested Holy Communion as his last meal Thursday night. Lee was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m., Arkansas Department of Correction Director Wendy Kelly said. "Justice was carried out". The justices voted 5-4 to reject an emergency application brought by several inmates before Arkansas executed convicted murderer Ledell Lee.
  • Man responsible for Paris shootout was a French national

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    A police document obtained by The Associated Press identifies the address searched in the town of Chelles as the family home of Karim Cheurfi, a 39-year-old with a criminal record. The gunfire sent scores of tourists fleeing into side streets. "They can not bear the political life led by the elites". "We would like to express our condolences to the friendly French nation and the French police department with whom we are in solidarity on this hard day", it said, adding Turkey would continue ...
  • Where Does The Trump Rally Rank After 100 Days?

    Where Does The Trump Rally Rank After 100 Days?

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    He declared a bank holiday to stop the run on withdrawals and called Congress immediately into session to pass legislation to help farmers and the unemployed and create a federal jobs program. In October 2016, he tweeted the details of his "100 Day Plan" which included tax reform , repealing and replacing Obamacare, ending illegal immigration, fixing Social Security, cleaning up corruption in Washington , and a slew of other proposed laws.
  • Jason Kipnis expected to be activated from DL on Friday

    Jason Kipnis expected to be activated from DL on Friday

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    Kipnis is hitting sixth Friday night, allowing the first five in the lineup-Carlos Santana, Francisco Lindor, Michael Brantley, Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Ramirez-to remain the same. Kipnis played in just two exhibition games after reporting to spring training with a sore shoulder. His rehab was interrupted when he was hit on the left hand by a pitch at Akron and didn't play for a couple of days.
  • Possible conflict of interest involves Ivanka Trump

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    Ivanka Trump Marks LLC has filed 173 trademarks in foreign countries over the past decade or so, according to the New York Times; some were filed after her father took office. "They were described by some of the people I met as "typical NY liberals". But the talks have been ended by Anbang Insurance Group, the Chinese company involved.
  • Paris Terror Attack Comes Days Before French Elections

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    The president also said that Le Pen's candidacy would be boosted after the fatal shooting of police officer in central Paris , which was claimed by Islamic State less than 72 hours ahead of the polls . "Canadians stand in solidarity with the people of France ". Unless one candidate wins 50 percent of the vote, which has never happened before, the top two candidates will then face off in a May 7 run-off.
  • California lawmaker rejects Justice Dept letter

    California lawmaker rejects Justice Dept letter

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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has repeatedly warned localities protecting illegals from deportation, known as "sanctuary cities", that they risk losing federal funding should they fail to comply with federal immigration law. Sessions says it's, quote, "unthinkable" to him that some cities won't cooperate, and he's giving them a deadline at the end of June. It estimates that the state of California could risk as much as $18 million, Clark County, Nevada, as much as $975,604 and Miami-Dade ...
  • Representative Chaffetz isn't ruling out an early exit

    Representative Chaffetz isn't ruling out an early exit

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    Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, announced that he will not run for re-election in 2018 and will not seek any public office next year. But Chaffetz said these factors played no role in his decision. Chaffetz could potentially face stiff competition in that race from, among others, Mitt Romney's son, Josh Romney .
  • Gorsuch asks his first questions in Supreme Court oral arguments

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    Gorsuch waited only seven minutes before asking his first question , and following four of his more senior colleagues, according to a correspondent for McClatchy. All eyes will be trained on the court's most recent addition, the 49-year-old Gorsuch, to see how he interacts with his new colleagues and to try to glean clues about his jurisprudence.
  • Cardell Hayes sentenced in death of former Saints standout Will Smith

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    Buras sentenced Hayes to serve 25 years for manslaughter and 15 years for attempted manslaughter, to run concurrently, and without the possibility of probation or parole. "My family and I are extremely disappointed with today's sentencing and the leniency showed by Judge Buras for the defendant", Smith said in a statement .
  • Survivalist who ambushed police seeks to avoid death penalty

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    Frein, 33, faces the death penalty for first-degree murder of a law-enforcement officer. Frein was captured after a 48-day manhunt in Monroe and Pike Counties inside an airplane hangar at the abandoned Birchwood - Pocono Airpark near Tannersville in Monroe County.
  • Donald Trump orders review of visa program to encourage hiring Americans

    Donald Trump orders review of visa program to encourage hiring Americans

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    Created in 1990, H-1B enables U.S. companies to sponsor nonimmigrant visas to temporarily employ foreign workers with bachelor's degrees in areas like computer programming, engineering, and science. The order comes as part of the President Trump's campaign to put " America First ". The United States grants 85,000 H-1B temporary visas to high-skilled foreigners every year - 65,000 hired from overseas and 20,000 from those enrolled in U.S.