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It is possible that President Trump will mark his 100th day in office with a government shutdown. When Democrats divided before the 2010 midterms, they lost the House. "The White House gambit to hold hostage healthcare for millions of Americans, in order to force American taxpayers to foot the bill for a wall that the president said would be paid for by Mexico is a complete non-starter", said Matt House, a spokesman for Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader in the Senate.
  • American Airlines suspends employee after clash over pram

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    One passenger's video of the incident shows the tail-end of the confrontation when an unidentified male passenger confronted the flight attendant. According to witnesses, the flight attendant then hit the woman in the head with the stroller.
  • Flake: North Korea leader a 'madman capable of doing damage'

    Flake: North Korea leader a 'madman capable of doing damage'

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    Reports in South Korea claim the US President is bolstering the deployment by sending the USS Ronald Reagan and the USS Nimitz to the Sea of Japan next week. "China continues to have both economic and political influence" over North Korea, Spicer said. The Obama administration's basic policy of "strategic patience" held that the US government would not engage in dialogue unless North Korea took concrete actions toward denuclearization.
  • Sanctuary City mayors fire back at DOJ over criticism

    Sanctuary City mayors fire back at DOJ over criticism

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    Sessions clarified Sunday he meant no disrespect to the police department but believes if NY wants to be even safer it should get rid of sanctuary city policies that prevent police from turning over low-level offenders to federal agents for deportation.
  • Trump orders changes to H-1B visa programme, not pushing legislative action

    Trump orders changes to H-1B visa programme, not pushing legislative action

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    In this case, the reports are about granting visas for highly skilled foreign workers and ensuring that government purchasing programs buy American made goods as required by law. The new executive order , of course, leaves the H-2B visa system and application process completely unchanged. In recent years, the United States has been overwhelmed by applications for the programme.
  • Drenching rain heads toward N.J. after dry, pleasant Monday

    Drenching rain heads toward N.J. after dry, pleasant Monday

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    If you thought this morning was cold, temperatures will likely be a few degrees colder by the time you wake up Monday morning. Tuesday: Mostly sunny skies and warm conditions are expected with highs in the middle 70s. Gusts to 20 miles per hour will be expected with temperatures in the upper 60s. More pleasant weather returns on Wednesday with sunshine peeking out from the clouds and temperatures reaching in the low 70s.
  • Rescued teen, Elizabeth Thomas, back home in Tennessee

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    The teacher claimed that they were recently married, had lost everything in a house fire, and that he was 44 and she was 22. But Cummins was notably controlling and suspicious when it came to Thomas, Barry said. "Tad was armed and risky, and he befriended Tad to find out information and notified law enforcement". Two loaded handguns were recovered at the cabin, along with personal items belonging to the pair.
  • Gorsuch's Swearing-In Ceremony Was Designed to Coax Justice Kennedy Off the Bench

    Gorsuch's Swearing-In Ceremony Was Designed to Coax Justice Kennedy Off the Bench

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    This time his wife held the Bible as Trump, who nominated Gorsuch Jan. 31, looked on. It was an unprecedented, shady maneuver that ensured staunch conservatives would have a right-wing voice on the court for the next four or so decades, made doubly bad by Republicans' denial to even consider President Obama's nominee Merrick Garland, a moderate who should've sailed through the confirmation process.
  • At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya

    At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya

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    The MSF boats reportedly rescued some 1,145 people from nine different dinghies while the rest were picked up by the coastguard, the Phoenix - run by the Maltese organisation Moas - the German NGO Sea Eye and the German Jugend's Iuventa. Smugglers use dilapidated boats to take thousands of migrants on the long, risky journey across the Mediterranean. One rescue ship brought 504 migrants and one corpse to Pozzallo, Sicily, on Saturday and another boat brought about 500 other migrants to ...
  • Arkansas men set to be executed want stays for poor health

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    The hours before Lee's execution were filled with appeals, even reaching the US Supreme Court, which issued a temporary stay as they reviewed his legal arguments on Thursday evening before voting 5 to 4 in favor of moving forward with the execution.
  • Rain washes out NASCAR race at Bristol until Monday

    Rain washes out NASCAR race at Bristol until Monday

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    That will come just a few laps short of halfway through Stage 1. Because the rain will wash all the rubber build-up off the racing surface, drivers will face a "green" track on Monday when the event gets underway. With further rain forecast, there will be a competition caution at lap 60 to give teams a chance to tweak their set-ups. "Because (track officials were) talking about laying down more VHT and they can't do it while it's wet", this year's Daytona 500 victor said.
  • UC Berkeley Backpedals, Reschedules Ann Coulter's Previously Canceled Talk

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    By Thursday, the university announced it could round up the proper security to let her speak on May 2. Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said administrators learned of Coulter's planned arrival only after that contract was signed, preventing an assessment of how to avoid a replay of the violence that disrupted a scheduled Milo Yiannopoulos appearance at Berkeley on February 1.