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An inquest into the dehydration death of a Milwaukee inmate is raising troubling questions about how conservative firebrand Sheriff David Clarke manages the county jail at a time when his political profile is rising. In 2014, about 80 percent of local jails nationwide reported no deaths, according to Bureau of Justice Statistics report . Benkley also said last week that the inmate repeatedly banged on his cell door and shouted in the days of solitary confinement before he was found dead.
  • Churches weigh in on Trump's executive order on religion

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    The 1954 Johnson Amendment restricts political activity by nonprofits, and previous year on the campaign trail, Trump told a meeting of 100 evangelical and conservative Catholic leaders he would abolish that rule, at least inasmuch as it pertains to religious entities.
  • Democrat Pelosi slams GOP health care bill

    Democrat Pelosi slams GOP health care bill

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    House Speaker Paul Ryan sought to assure conservatives on Wednesday that a massive government-wide spending bill is a win for President Donald Trump and Capitol Hill Republicans, citing "a really good down payment" on rebuilding the military and "the biggest increase in border security in a decade".
  • UC Berkeley remains calm even after Coulter's speech cancelled

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    The excerpt from Ms. Coulter's speech argued against accepting Muslim immigrants and those in need of government assistance. "This is a university, not a battlefield", Dirks said in the letter. and listen to people who we may think think differently than us but a lot of times we find out they're more like us than we realize", he said. Protesters from the International Socialist Organization held what they called n "Alt Right Delete" rally with signs reading "Refuse Fascism" and "Fascist ...
  • Baton Rouge Officers Won't Face Federal Charges In Killing Of Alton Sterling

    Baton Rouge Officers Won't Face Federal Charges In Killing Of Alton Sterling

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    Relatives of Alton Sterling leave a news conference outside the Federal Court House in Baton Rouge , Louisiana, on Wednesday. The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to charg. But he also believes too much federal scrutiny of police departments can diminish officers' effectiveness and hurt morale, and has ordered a sweeping review of federal consent decrees that force cities to agree to major policing overhauls.
  • House passes Obamacare repeal

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    Rob Portman, R-Ohio. He cited its Medicaid cuts, including for treating people with drug problems, and said he'd make sure that "those who are impacted by this epidemic can continue to receive treatment". Pregnancy, sexual assault and domestic violence could be considered " pre-existing conditions " that make it hard to keep insurance coverage under the Republican health care bill, according to a number of news articles and social media posts.
  • Michelle Wie outlasts Angel Yin in Lorena Ochoa Match Play

    Michelle Wie outlasts Angel Yin in Lorena Ochoa Match Play

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    Mexico's Lorena Ochoa plays a shot on the 10th hole during a Hall of Fame exhibition match at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational at Mexico Golf Club in Mexico City , Saturday, May 6, 2017. Elsewhere in the bracket, Wie's morning match went smoothly, as she beat Marina Alex, 5 and 4, . "We do dinner every night", Wie said. It would be her first since last June's Meijer LPGA Classic.
  • Health Care Compromise Circulates As Congress Prepares to Return

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    Scott said repealing and replacing the law will make health care coverage more affordable. That was a major embarrassment to Ryan and Trump, and House leaders are loath to bring a revised health care bill to the House floor unless they are convinced it would pass.
  • House Freedom Caucus Endorses AHCA, But Moderates Withhold Support

    House Freedom Caucus Endorses AHCA, But Moderates Withhold Support

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    But an influential GOP House moderate is opposing the proposal, leaving party leaders to assess whether the idea could help one of President Donald Trump's premier but most problematic priorities spring back to life. It's an unenviable choice for these lawmakers: Vote for an unpopular bill that experts say would hurt people with pre-existing conditions, or risk getting blamed for refusing to help their party repeal Obamacare , not to mention buck their own president.
  • Key US lawmakers in favour of Obamacare replacement

    Key US lawmakers in favour of Obamacare replacement

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    Another 24 percent volunteer that he should work with both groups. To compensate, those insurers would have to jack up premiums to cover what they'd spend on helping consumers with deductibles and copayments. Ryan said, "We'll vote on it when we get the votes". The federal government should be in the business of making it easier for entrepreneurs to create jobs and economic opportunities.
  • US missile defense system to be operational in days in S. Korea

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    The same team also met with House members in the Capitol to outline the North's escalating nuclear capabilities and US response options to what they called an "urgent national security threat". Chinese President Xi Jinping called Monday for "restraint" regarding North Korea in a telephone conversation with Trump. "President Trump could demonstrate his art of deal-making by advancing what will and has only ever worked: diplomacy and engagement", according the letter that was published ...