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Republican Ron Estes won a special election in Kansas Tuesday for the seat vacated by Mike Pompeo , President Trump's pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency. If Ossoff wins , or even if he forces the race into a runoff, that could manifest an even bigger drag on Trump's historically low popularity: House Republicans become more resistant to working with their president, which in turn makes Trump's job trying to pass big legislation with his party that much more hard.
  • Trump slams 'first 100 days' after embracing it

    Trump slams 'first 100 days' after embracing it

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    President Donald Trump doesn't want to be judged under the same standards applied to all other modern presidents: With his administration marking its 100th day on April 29, Trump posted a message on Twitter Friday lamenting how unfair it is to grade his accomplishments in such a short timeframe.
  • Neil Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court Judge

    Neil Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court Judge

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    Gorsuch will fill the almost 14-month-old vacancy created after the death of Scalia, who anchored the court's conservative wing for almost three decades before he died unexpectedly in February 2016. -He is the youngest nominee since Clarence Thomas, who was 43 when confirmed in 1991. As the ultimate outcome of the Neil M. Gorsuch nomination-confirmation process was never in doubt, the most common reaction to Friday's dropping of the proverbial shoe was probably relief.
  • Justice Gorsuch Jumps Right Into Questioning In Supreme Court Debut

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    Census Bureau worker against the Merit Systems Protection Board, revolved around a highly technical question about which court should hear the worker's appeal. And Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan all took their oaths in August, so they had about two months to prep for their first oral arguments.
  • Trump's executive order on taxes is more symbolic than substantive. Here's why

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    The order also calls for the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget to reconsider the regulatory review process for new tax regulations, according to the White House. That order could be aimed at rules enacted by the Obama administration to crack down on so-called inversions in which companies shift their headquarters overseas to reduce their US tax bills.
  • Pandemonium on UA flight after forcibly removing a passenger

    Pandemonium on UA flight after forcibly removing a passenger

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    One of the officers involved has since been put on leave, and the department has launched an investigation. The doctor can be heard telling the two police officers who eventually dragged him from the plane that he would rather go to jail than leave because: "I'm a physician, have to work tomorrow at 8 o'clock".
  • House Oversight chair Jason Chaffetz just announced he isn't running for re-election

    House Oversight chair Jason Chaffetz just announced he isn't running for re-election

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    Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, who thanked Chaffetz for his service in Congress after his announcement, is considering a run for governor, but he said Wednesday that decision is too far in the future to address now. "I'm not opening or closing the door on anything", he said, adding that he may potentially seek another bid for office. BuzzFeed reported that Utah Rep.
  • American healthcare giant sues to stop mass execution in U.S. legal first

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    District Judge Kristine Baker granted a preliminary injunction to block the eight planned executions that the state scheduled before the end of the month. Baker's ruling added to a list of roadblocks for the state, following a stay of execution of another inmate, 24 hours earlier. He is one of the 7 death row inmates and was scheduled to be executed on Monday, April 17.
  • Bus bombing suspect hoped to profit off attack, officials say

    Bus bombing suspect hoped to profit off attack, officials say

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    He had bought 15,000 so-called put options on the team's shares on the day of the attack, prosecutors said. The blast injured defender Marc Barta, who required surgery on his arm and wrist, and forced a one-day postponement of Dortmund's Champions League game against Monaco.
  • Arkansas prepares to carry out first execution since 2005

    Arkansas prepares to carry out first execution since 2005

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    Kissel). In the death chamber, Lee was asked twice for any last words and he refused both times. Anti-death penalty supporters Abraham Bonowitz (l.) and Randy Gardner wait near their taped off "protest corral" outside the Varner Unit late Monday.
  • Muslim Black Man Kills Four White in USA

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    Dyer said Muhammad, who went by the nickname Black Jesus, began the series of shootings in the central California city last Thursday when he had a confrontation with a security guard at a motel. Muhammad's worldview was thoroughly dominated by race. Martin was charged as an accessory and has been released from jail. Pastors and church leaders gather for a final prayer following a prayer walk for the victims of Tuesday's triple-homicide near downtown Fresno, Calif ., Thursday, April 20, ...
  • Wadhwa: Trump's 'Hire American' policy must also protect foreign workers

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    Trump and other critics of the program say it is abused by those Indian firms, who - they claim - flood the visa lottery with applications and then send workers to the US on salaries that undercut their American counterparts. "The fundamentals have not changed, demand is healthy and basic drivers of availability of skills here, shortage of skills there, more higher-end work being done here - all of this makes us confident that India IT story is quite sound", said Chandrasekhar.