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After arriving, Kushner , who has no previous experience in government, joined Dunford for meetings with the U.S. ambassador to Baghdad and the senior American commander in Iraq, Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend. Kushner was instrumental in pushing out Corey Lewandowski, Trump's first campaign manager, and he also signed off on the ouster of Paul Manafort, Lewandowski's replacement.
  • National Library Week starts Monday

    National Library Week starts Monday

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    Thursday, April 13, brings the opportunity for patrons and community members to drop in and sign the Declaration for the Right to Libraries. It is created to recognize the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.
  • Twitter takes gov't to court over orders to unmask anti-Trump users

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    The right of free speech includes "a right to disseminate such anonymous or pseudonymous political speech", Twitter argued in its lawsuit . In the lawsuit, Twitter mentions that the Twitter account in question, @ ALT_USCIS , has been known to "express public criticism of the Department and the current Administration," but that Twitter and its users are protected under the First Amendment.
  • Wil Myers hits for cycle as Padres beat Rockies 5-3

    Wil Myers hits for cycle as Padres beat Rockies 5-3

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    His was just the second cycle in Padres history. In the meantime, Myers hit a solo shot of his own at the top of the 6th, followed by a solo HR from Hunter Renfroe , their third and second home runs, respectively. Mountain time. Jarred Cosart pitched four shutout innings for the Friars in a spot start for Vista native Trevor Cahill. Michael Pineda retired the first 20 hitters and struck out 11 in 7 2/3 electrifying innings, and NY hit three home runs in a victory over Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Stockholm attack suspect showed interest in ISIL

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    I tried to get up and run, but I had a large stone over my leg", she said. Local newspaper Aftonbladet reports the man is a 39-year-old father of four who lives in the Stockholm area but is an Uzbek citizen. The first suspect, identified only as a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan who was arrested hours after Friday's attack, is believed to have sped a stolen beer lorry several hundred metres down the bustling pedestrian street Drottninggatan in the heart of Stockholm .
  • Egypt's Christians bury dead after ISIS church bombings

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    People gather outside the St. George's Church after a suicide bombing , in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, Egypt , Sunday, April 9, 2017. At least 17 people were killed at St Mark's Cathedral in Alexandria, the historic seat of Christendom in Egypt .
  • Trump son-in-law Kushner visits Iraq, meets PM

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    Kushner is married to Trump's oldest daughter, Ivanka. "As well as receiving briefings and updates, Mr Kushner is travelling on behalf of the president to express the president's support and commitment to the government of Iraq and United States personnel now engaged in the campaign", he said.
  • Rose has Masters determination after play-off defeat

    Rose has Masters determination after play-off defeat

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    Playing his best golf in the final leg of the Masters Tournament, Garcia wiped out a two-shot delay with six holes to play, before defeating Justin Rose in overtime and getting his first major title after nearly two decades of misery.
  • Majority supports Obamacare for first time: Gallup poll

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    If congressional representatives and their families had to go onto the very same health plan they are proposing to force all Americans to accept, maybe they would produce a plan that truly works for all Americans. In an interview with Axios and NBC television, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Republicans will produce a healthcare bill, but did not provide a timetable.
  • McCain: Trump administration 'partially to blame' for Syria chemical attack

    McCain: Trump administration 'partially to blame' for Syria chemical attack

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    This comes after Trump ordered the missile strikes against Syria without getting congressional approval, determined to punish the Syrian government for the use of chemical weapons against civilians. Haley delivered a sharp rebuke to Russia for its support to Syria, saying President Bashar al Assad regime was "playing Russians for fools. telling them that there were no chemical weapons".
  • S.African president brands anti-govt protests 'racist'

    S.African president brands anti-govt protests 'racist'

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    South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday described last week's protests demanding that he resign as racist, as he fought back against the criticism that has threatened to split the ruling ANC party. While the size of the protests took many government officials by surprise, public opposition to Mr Zuma's rule had been growing steadily for the past few years because of his poor handling of the economy and allegations that he and his allies are corrupt.
  • Celtics lock up division title with 114-105 win over Nets

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    But if Boston loses to the Bucks and Cleveland wins its finale against Toronto, the Cavs would own the tiebreaker by virtue of their 3-1 head-to-head record with Boston. Brooklyn also had a day off coming off Saturday's one-point victory over Chicago, but couldn't find the basket early on. But the Nets shot just 36.0 percent from the field for the game.