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President Donald Trump's administration is going to review the five-year oil drilling plan that put the Atlantic Coast off limits, potentially reopening a fight that opponents thought they had won. "President Trump's executive order threatens our beaches, harbors and waterways, and we must stand up to protect our environment by fighting his destructive and risky action", said Councilman Mike Bonin, who introduced the motion.
  • Trump Confident Senate Will Join House in Repealing US Health Law

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    Collins was critical of the bill because she believed there were too many unknowns, noting that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) still hadn't provided an analysis of the new bill, and she added that she would be troubled by a bill that defunds Planned Parenthood.
  • 13 judges to hear revised Trump travel ban case

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    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday is examining a ruling that blocks the administration from temporarily barring new visas for citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The statement, was still online Monday morning, appeared to have been taken down before the hearing. Chuang argued Trump's past comments showed the order was meant to discriminate against Muslims.
  • Senate confirms Trump's pick for Air Force secretary

    Senate confirms Trump's pick for Air Force secretary

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    The US Senate has confirmed the nomination of Heather Wilson to be the next Air Force secretary. She would be would be the first Air Force Academy graduate to serve as Air Force secretary if confirmed by the Senate. She authored the book "International Law and the use of Force by the National Liberation Movement", which was published while she served as director of defense policy and arms control for the National Security Council, under President George H.W.
  • Penn State students charged over 'inhumane' hazing death of fraternity member

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    He was one of several students who were seeking membership in the fraternity, a process known as pledging. DiBileo's father, the county controller, said the family has retained Scranton attorney Paul Walker to represent his son. Piazza died the next morning. The grand jury found evidence that Beta Theta Pi engaged in hazing, not just for Piazza's spring 2017 pledge class, but also previous pledge classes in spring and fall of 2016.
  • Rudy Gay: Report: Rudy Gay (Achilles) plans to opt out

    Rudy Gay: Report: Rudy Gay (Achilles) plans to opt out

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    Still, Achilles injuries have historically been very hard to come back at full strength from, so you have to wonder just how much value he will actually have on the open market. He was promptly traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, where he played the first six-and-a-half years of his career before being dealt to the Toronto Raptors midway through the 2012-13 campaign.
  • US Secretary Tom Price defends cutting almost $1 trillion from Medicaid

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    After months of negotiations, Republicans finally passed an Obamacare repeal bill through the House of Representatives on Thursday. Susan Collins of ME, says the Senate will not take up the House bill and will instead start from scratch. "I will fully admit, Wolf, I did not", Collins said. And there's little doubt the measure will change, assuming it survives. NY officials estimate the GOP bill would lead to 2.7 million residents losing coverage, and the state losing up to $6.9 billion ...
  • Phil Mudd Corrects Trump About Relevance of Flynn's Security Clearance

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    She said she was giving the information to the Trump White House so that they could take "the action that they deemed appropriate" and that she believed the Russians already knew that Flynn had misled administration officials. In another post , he noted that Flynn, who was pushed out by Obama from his job as director of the Defence Intelligence Agency, had been granted top security clearance by the Obama administration.
  • Storms and flooding kill 14 in South and Midwest

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    As many as 100,000 homes and businesses lost power, and Gov. Asa Hutchinson declared a state of emergency on Sunday night. The Missouri Department of Transportation said Monday that several sections of the stretch of I-44 between Rolla and Lebanon are underwater.
  • Katy Perry Stuns at Met Gala in All-Red John Galliano

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    Kate was joined by her husband Michael Polish as well as designer Tory Burch and actress Zoey Deutch. "Rei Kawakubo is one of the most important and influential designers of the past 40 years", the Costume Institute's curator, Andrew Bolton , told Vogue magazine last month (Apr17).
  • 'Trumpcare' bill set to hurt Republicans

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seems to not be backing a total re-write of the bill. Fundraising surged nationwide as new recruits stepped up to challenge vulnerable Republicans who backed the plan. As a result of the bill which passed the House, more than 20 million Americans will lose their health insurance; millions more will pay an average of nearly $4,000 more each year for less coverage.
  • 9-year-old attacked by kangaroo in Alabama

    9-year-old attacked by kangaroo in Alabama

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    The video White recorded showed a kangaroo inside an enclosure with openings large enough for the animals to reach arms and heads through - and for visitors to do likewise. White says they have been to Harmony Park Safari several times, but they had never seen the kangaroos before. "It's right here. You can clearly see it or pet it or it could touch you, which makes you feel more, like, safe.