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Lawmakers moved quickly on the final day of the 2017 legislative session to give Bevin approval to put up $15 million for an unspecified economic development project that he said could create 500 permanent jobs with average annual salaries of $75,000 a year.
  • Bernie Sanders rallies for Democrats in Omaha

    Bernie Sanders rallies for Democrats in Omaha

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    Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders gained roars of approval from a friendly crowd on Monday, April 17, 2017, as he called for a radical transformation of the Democratic Party into a grassroots movement founded on the tenets of his unsuccessful Democratic presidential campaign: fighting against the billionaire class and rigged economic and political systems.
  • United Will No Longer Boot Seated Passengers To Accommodate Needs

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    United announced late last week that it would stop the practice of involuntarily removing passengers from planes once they'd boarded, as was the case on Flight 3411. "I'm sure there was lots of conjecture about me personally", he said. For the first quarter, United recorded net income of $96 million, down from $313 million a year ago.
  • No injuries in house explosion

    No injuries in house explosion

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    The explosion happened at about 8:30 in the 8600 block of Oriole. There was also debris from the home on neighboring roofs. "The one miraculous thing about this incident is that there are no reported injuries", Mosby says. Instead, they had to sift through the debris to locate the gas meter to disconnect the gas to the destroyed home and the adjacent properties. The cause of the explosion is unknown.
  • North Korea's growing nuclear threat, in one statistic

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    On Monday, Trump called North Korea a global threat and "a problem that we have to finally solve" and said the UN Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions. The exercise involved 300 to 400 long-range artillery pieces, capable of hitting Seoul , South Korea, to mark the 85th anniversary of the country's military.
  • Could Trump pull National Monument designation from Stonewall?

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    Former President Barack Obama infuriated Utah Republicans when he created the Bears Ears National Monument in late December on more than 1 million acres of land that's sacred to Native Americans and home to tens of thousands of archaeological sites, including ancient cliff dwellings.
  • Volunteers accompany United States immigrants to court to allay fears

    Volunteers accompany United States immigrants to court to allay fears

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    During the two months following Trump's inauguration, immigration arrests increased from 1,000 to 1,372, a jump of 37 percent over the previous year in a six-state area that includes Missouri and Kansas, according to U.S. He began his campaign by criticizing Mexican immigrants for bringing crime after a woman was shot dead on a San Francisco pier by an immigrant who had been deported five times and had several felony convictions.
  • White House readies order to quit NAFTA

    White House readies order to quit NAFTA

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    One senior administration official stressed that this is something Trump has "always been considering" and while the White House is now considering an executive order, the official stressed a lot could change in the coming days. The possible executive order, first reported by Politico , sent stocks and currencies falling in Mexico and Canada. He argued in favor of ripping up trade deals, said NAFTA was "the worst trade deal in the history of the country", and called the Trans-Pacific ...
  • Pelosi cites 'progress' made on Obamacare funding dispute

    Pelosi cites 'progress' made on Obamacare funding dispute

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    House Democratic Caucus chairman Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., had stopped short of saying the lack of subsidies would be a deal breaker, but others had warned it could be problematic. "What I think should happen - and will happen - is the Democrats will start calling me and negotiating". Pelosi is insisting that the cost-sharing payments be addressed in the legislation.
  • Responding to Labor, Sanders and Democrats Introduce $15 Minimum Wage Bill

    Responding to Labor, Sanders and Democrats Introduce $15 Minimum Wage Bill

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    Unfortunately, while Sanders is popular with his public, his minimum wage bill will have some serious hurdles to cross to pass through the Republican House and Senate. It would rise automatically after that as the country's median wages rose. The federal minimum wage has not been raised since 2009. "I don't have a magic bank account where there is money available for the cost-of-living increase, so you are going to pay for it".
  • Valley lawmakers hope to avoid government shutdown

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    The £780 billion ($1 trillion) spending bill must pass by Friday or could result in a government shutdown. The healthcare law was former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement, which Republicans are trying to repeal and replace.