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Coulter had said that she planned to give the scheduled speech despite the university's decision to cancel. University officials originally announced the cancellation in a letter sent to the Berkeley College Republicans, who invited Coulter to speak.
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    Previously, a contractor hired to work on the removal quit after receiving death threats . Workers could be seen wearing bulletproof vests, helmets, and covering their faces to avoid potential backlash. "But let me be clear, we will not be deterred", he said . In August 2016, the Jefferson Davis statue was removed from the University of Texas campus in Austin.
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    During the review, the Interior Department can suggest that monuments be resized, revoked, or left alone, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said at a briefing on Tuesday. That declaration was criticized by proponents of the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository because the national monument cut off a possible rail route for transportation of waste through Utah.
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    During the campaign, Trump called for the rates in the three brackets to be lower than the House plan, at 10, 20 and 25 percent. Small businesses would see their top tax rate go from 39.6 percent to the proposed corporate tax rate of 15 percent, said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a Wednesday morning speech.
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    Republicans to revive Obamacare repeal with amendment

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