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President Donald Trump predicted on Thursday that a new blueprint for replacing the Obamacare medical insurance overhaul law will be in place 'next week or shortly thereafter'. I'd like to say next week, but it will be - I believe we'll get it, ' Trump predicted. Things are happening! Eighteen to 20 new "yes" votes would nearly certainly be enough to pass the bill through the House! Conservatives said the plan didn't combat the rising cost of premiums, while centrists anxious sick ...
  • Sanctuary cities threatened with loss of federal grant money

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    Earlier this week, Justice Department veterans warned that a tough approach to jurisdictions that refuse to follow federal immigration and marijuana laws could hurt community partnerships. So even those rules won't change. She declined to speculate as to why Philadelphia was among the cities singled out by the Justice Department. "Many of these jurisdictions are also crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime", the Justice Department said.
  • Lawmakers enter last month of 2017 session

    Lawmakers enter last month of 2017 session

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    We meet again bright and early Monday morning to work out the differences between the House and the Senate bills. The GOP-controlled House and Senate have approved funding packages that rely on borrowing, tapping part of a healthy budget surplus and shifting $400 million-plus in existing taxes on vehicle parts, rentals and leases from the state's general fund to its dedicated transportation fund.
  • Arkansas carries out first of planned executions

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    The state's supply of that drug expires April 30. The execution came after a frenzied day of appeals before the US Supreme Court finally ruled to allow Arkansas to proceed, hours before Lee's death warrant was due to expire. "When I set the dates, I knew there could be delays in one or more of the cases", Hutchinson said, "but I expected the courts to allow the juries' sentences to be carried out since each case has been reviewed multiple times by the Arkansas Supreme Court, which affirmed ...
  • Vernon Police Apprehend Baltimore Murder Suspect

    Vernon Police Apprehend Baltimore Murder Suspect

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    Vernon police were contacted by the Baltimore City Police Department about a suspect possibly being inside one of the apartments on Park West Drive. Investigators from Baltimore came up to help Vernon and state police to identify and apprehend Nurse.
  • Republicans win in Kansas...but it was close

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    The Democratic candidate who ran an unexpectedly competitive race in a special congressional election in Kansas plans to run for the seat again in 2018. Thomas Hauser, a 67-year-old Belle Plaine resident and traditionally a Republican says he voted for Democrat James Thompson on Tuesday, in part because they share a military background.
  • DOJ asks sanctuary cities to prove cooperation with immigration law

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    In California, Attorney General Xavier Becerra said his state has a "right to determine how it will provide for the safety and general welfare of its residents and to safeguard their constitutional rights". In general, "sanctuary cities" offer safe harbor to undocumented immigrants and often advance the enforcement of federal immigration laws without municipal funds or resources.
  • Gunfire sensors credited with quick arrest in Fresno rampage

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    Muhammad said he selected the one who looked older and heavier, chasing David Jackson, 58, to the parking lot of a Catholic Charities building, where he shot him twice, killing him. He is also charged with attempted murder for shooting at a second security guard. In an online video from 2015, Muhammad said he joined a gang at 9 years old and the Black Liberation Movement at age 14.
  • Chair of Cache County Democrats On Upcoming Sanders, Perez Visit

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    But like most road trips, there have been some bumps along the way. "At a time of massive income and wealth inequality and a shrinking middle class, we need a government which represents all Americans, not just Wall Street, multi-national corporations, and the top 1 percent", Sanders and Perez said in a joint statement on Monday.
  • Bismarck Optimist Club hosts Capitol Grounds Easter egg hunt

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    On Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m. there will be a Maundy Thursday Service preceded by a potluck soup & bread supper at 6:00. Whitefish resident Ronnie Budge won the egg hunt with 20 eggs in her basket. Bring your Easter Basket to put your Easter surprises in and join the holiday fun (rain or shine) with family and friends. Sponsors for the event also included WBLQ, In Designs, the New England Center for Anxiety, Westerly Car Wash, and Wal-Mart, which donated the plastic eggs.
  • Trump Wants Health Care Bill Passed Next Week

    Trump Wants Health Care Bill Passed Next Week

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    The current deal-making has centered on what triggers would allow states to opt out and how much additional funding would be provided. But there's a biiiiig caveat to the biiiiig caveat. After the loss, Trump targeted the Freedom Caucus on Twitter. In that sense, the plan bears a slight resemblance to Bill Cassidy's and Susan Collins's proposal , which would have repealed ObamaCare and then let each state choose whether to "reimplement" it or to build their own tailor-made system.
  • Penn. man found guilty of murdering State Trooper

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    District Attorney Ray Tonkin said 33-year-old Eric Frein was a cold-blooded killer who was "literally hunting humans" when he opened fire on the Blooming Grove barracks September 12, 2014. An honor guard carries the casket of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Now a jury will decide if he'll receive life in prison or a death sentence. Bryon Dickson II, a married father of two.