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President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown next. FILE - In this April 5, 2017 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of NY takes a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. While demands from the White House have complicated the negotiations, President Trump appears to have retreated on some key issues. "If the president stepped out of it, we could get a budget done by Friday", Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said ...
  • UC Berkeley threatened with lawsuit over Ann Coulter speech

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    They wrote that when they learned of the event through newspaper coverage, they reached out to university police, who said they could not find a venue available for the date that would allow them to protect Coulter, audience members, and bystanders.
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    Max Freedman , a member of College Republicans and the Student Government parliamentarian, represented the University of Chicago on the panel. "A public spat does not help President Obama , but could help President Trump by mobilizing his base and keeping them energized".
  • Chinese media warn N. Korea against nuke test

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    The pro-alliance figures said they will set up the Korea-US Alliance Foundation in Seoul later Wednesday to support the KDVA. People have put blindfolds on for decades, and now it's time to solve the problem, " he said at the White House.
  • Government costs could rise $2.3B without Obamacare payments

    Government costs could rise $2.3B without Obamacare payments

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    And the White House, eager to put a big legislative win on the board, has been quietly facilitating negotiations to find a compromise between Republican conservatives and moderates. "Until I see a Congressional Budget Office score that says the revised bill achieves those goals I remain a "no" vote". Massie said the most important function of Congress is to appropriate money for the functions of government.
  • Arkansas executes inmate after US Supreme Court gives go-ahead

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    Although, U.S. Supreme Court issued Thursday night a temporary stay to Lee, who maintained his innocence , the court voted 5-4 to deny appeals meant to stop Lee's execution, while the Arkansas State Supreme Court threw out a lower court ruling prohibiting the state's use of one of the three lethal injection drugs, midazolam.
  • Trump's concession on wall funding removes obstacle from spending talks

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    The spending package must be approved no later than Friday to avoid a government shutdown. Trump has pressured Congress to allocate $1.4 billion in the spending bill to begin construction of a wall along the U.S. The simple political fact is that a government shutdown would be a massive political problem for Republicans. "We've got a lot of time". "If the negotiation on other themes - immigration, the border, trade - isn't satisfactory to Mexico's interests, we will have to review our ...
  • Ohio police trying to identify owners of dog that killed man

    Ohio police trying to identify owners of dog that killed man

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    They were trying to determine its owner. Dog mauling incidents tend to be horrific, such as in the case of the Klonda Richey, a Dayton resident who was killed by two of her neighbor's dogs in 2014, said Dayton Prosecutor Stephanie Cook. Police say the property owner is in a nursing home, and it's not clear who lives there. The man identified as the dog's owner by the injured girl's mother lived on the 1000 block of Riverview Avenue.
  • Trump Slams Sanctuary City Ruling, Says Opponents Are 'Judge Shopping!'

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    In his ruling, Orrick said Trump's January 25 order targeted broad categories of federal funding for the sanctuary cities and that plaintiffs challenging it were likely to succeed in proving it unconstitutional. Dozens of local governments and cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, have joined the "sanctuary" movement. Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.
  • Different president, same old government shutdown threats

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    And doing so over a border wall proposal that's not popular outside a portion of the Republican base would be even more disastrous. Some lawmakers are optimistic they can hammer out a budget bill to take the government to the end of the current fiscal year on September 30, while others see Congress putting a short-term spending resolution in place for a week, while talks continue.