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Some of the residents took to the streets to support the government. The government responded as repressing the protests with rubber bullets and tear gas. Maduro, the heir of the leftist "Bolivarian revolution" launched by the late Hugo Chavez in 1999, says the protests are part of a US-backed coup plot.
  • Colorado posts lowest jobless rate

    Colorado posts lowest jobless rate

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    While that nudged the unemployment rate upward from February's 10.2 percent, March represented a continuation of 66-month trend of rates that are lower than they were a year earlier. Monroe County had the state's lowest unemployment rate at 2.8 percent, while Hendry County had the highest unemployment rate at 6.4 percent. Lawrence Officer, professor of economics at the University of IL at Chicago, said the drop in unemployment is "great news" for IL, but he is concerned that it remains ...
  • Trump's pick sworn in as SC justice

    Trump's pick sworn in as SC justice

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    Later, fellow Justice Anthony Kennedy administered an oath during a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in attendance. Trump at the time called on her to resign and said her "mind is shot". Republicans changed Senate rules to prevent that, and Gorsuch was confirmed, 54-45, on a largely party-line vote.
  • Death row killers given stay of execution in lethal injection dispute

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    ET (midnight Central Time) when the execution warrant was to expire. Arkansas had scheduled the executions to take place before its legal injection drug midazolam expired at the end of the month. Arkansas has repeatedly conducted double executions, and in 2015, a poll commissioned by the University of Arkansas showed overwhelming support for capital punishment here.
  • Syria still has chemical weapons: US defence secy

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    There also is evidence that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group and other armed anti-government groups have acquired chemical weapons. Chemical weapons have been taken out of the country with US' help. He has said repeatedly that his forces turned over all chemical weapons stockpiles in 2013, under a deal brokered by Russian Federation to avoid threatened U.S.
  • 4-Star QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson Commits to UCLA Football

    4-Star QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson Commits to UCLA Football

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    The 2018 four-star quarterback announced on Sunday that he has committed to UCLA over the Wolverines. Bishop Gorman's Dorian Thompson-Robinson (14) works hard to secure a long pass for a quick score over Cocoa but can't find the handle during their game on Friday, Sept.
  • Hogs Drop Series Finale At Auburn

    Hogs Drop Series Finale At Auburn

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    Anthony, who was 9 for 12 with 7 RBI in the three-game series, drove in two runs with his extra-base hit and came around to score the Tigers' third run in the seventh on Bo Decker's double that almost cleared the 30-foot green wall in left field.
  • Judge won't block Arkansas executions

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    The state has scaled back its plans in the face of orders from other courts affecting some of the inmates. Ledell Lee , 51, was put to death late last night after the US Supreme Court rejected eleventh-hour requests to stay the execution. Representatives for Fresenius and Hikma Pharmaceuticals - the parent company for West-Ward, which the AP identified in 2015 as the likely maker of Arkansas' midazolam - said they don't know for sure that the state used their products because Arkansas ...
  • Kendrick Lamar announces 'DAMN.' tour

    Kendrick Lamar announces 'DAMN.' tour

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    It landed the top spot in both America's Billboard 200 and the U.K.'s R&B Albums chart, and peaked at number two in countries including Australia, Norway and Sweden. "He so weak lolol Album Is bomb bomb bomb bomb! I love them", concluded Kendrick's apparently tech-saavy mom. "You gotta prep yourself for the next decade of what you're gonna do that's going to change an idea or the thoughts that we have consuming us for so many years".
  • Mark Zuckerberg Addresses 'Facebook Killer'

    Mark Zuckerberg Addresses 'Facebook Killer'

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    Williams added that police "wanted to bring him in safely" so they could talk to him to try to understand his motives. Stephens made Godwin say her name before he killed him and posted the video on Facebook . People quickly took to Twitter, saying that the workers deserve the $50,000 reward for finding and helping lead police to Stephens Tuesday. She also said Stephens was "a nice guy" who was good to her and her children.