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by | April 28, 2017 | 06:19

Army (Retired) failed to obtain required approval prior to receiving any emolument from a foreign government", according to a letter by the inspector general's office of the Pentagon to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

by | April 28, 2017 | 06:02

A Cairo court finally acquitted Hijazi Sunday on charges of human trafficking, sexual exploitation of minors and using children in protests - all considered baseless by human rights groups and USA officials. Trump hosted the Egyptian president at the White House in early April. She founded Belady, a non-governmental organization that promotes a better life for street children.

by | April 28, 2017 | 05:57

Hoyer on Thursday morning advised his Democratic caucus to vote against a one-week stop-gap funding measure if Republicans bring their health care bill to the floor this week. "We're going to go when we have the votes", Ryan said. Trump had threatened earlier this month to withhold the the cost-sharing reductions, or CSRs, to force Democrats to negotiate on health-care reform.

by | April 28, 2017 | 05:56

Retired miners are facing uncertainty because the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) 1974 Pension Plan is severely underfunded, still reeling from the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and a series of bankruptcies in the coal industry.

by | April 28, 2017 | 05:43

Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. In an act as generous as it is tragic, the family members of Michael Greenwood, who was killed in 1999 by on-the-run convict Kenneth Williams, bought plan tickets for Williams' daughter and grand-daughter so they could see him before his execution in Arkansas on Thursday evening.

by | April 28, 2017 | 05:38

Unless a court steps in to stop Williams' death, however, he is set to be executed at 7 p.m. CT. At the time of Boren's death, investigators said it did not appear Boren was targeted because of his former employment by the Arkansas Department of Correction.

by | April 28, 2017 | 05:18

Over the coming year, Purdue's main task will be working with lawmakers on the next five-year farm bill. The president's new pick for the Secretary of Agriculture , Sonny Perdue , will submit a report within the next 180 days on the burden's that farmers face.

by | April 28, 2017 | 05:05

Trump has signed the order focusing on the program prevalent with Indian technology professionals at the Kenosha, Wisconsin central command of tool maker Snap-on Inc 18 April. You better believe it". With the order, Trump is formally calling for the secretary of commerce and the US trade representative to assess "the impacts of all USA free trade agreements" as part of the new plan.

by | April 28, 2017 | 04:50

The White House's comments follow a recent string of tough talk and military posturing from the USA, which also signaled its willingness to use unilateral military action when it launched a missile strike on Syria earlier in the month. NSC leaders now are focusing on big-picture strategy rather than "tactical details", the senior administration official said. Earlier this month, the USA had been considering military options against North Korea as it anticipated a missile launch.

by | April 28, 2017 | 04:48

That amendment won over the conservative House Freedom Caucus, which officially announced Wednesday that it would support the revised measure. But moderate Republicans still have reservations. But at least 18 Republicans are on record opposing the current bill with the amendment as of Thursday afternoon, according to a whip count from The Hill, and dozens more are silent or undecided over the proposal.

by | April 28, 2017 | 04:30

Instead of receiving the briefing at the Capitol, as is customary, the 100 or so senators loaded onto coach buses Wednesday afternoon to be transported to the White House. Earlier on Wednesday, Admiral Harry Harris, who heads the Pacific Command, said the United States wants to bring North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to "his senses" and welcomed efforts by China to defuse tensions.

by | April 28, 2017 | 04:29

While the Freedom Caucus opposes the exemption provision on MacArthur's amendment , the caucus announced Wednesday that they will support the bill writ-large, placing the fate of the American Health Care Act in the hands of the moderates. These pools existed before Obamacare, and research showed they often failed to make coverage affordable and accessible. "It's pretty much everything I was looking for in terms of concessions", said Representative Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee, a member ...

by | April 28, 2017 | 04:26

A second suspect was arrested at the scene of the crime. Multiple special operations response teams and conflict management teams from several police agencies are attempting to talk to the suspect and persuade him to surrender, Fournier said.

by | April 28, 2017 | 03:22

It has been noted by early observers on Twitter that the amount of money Purdue is paying to acquire the institutional assets of Kaplan are nominal, and the deal allows that Kaplan will, in exchange, get a 30-year management contract "to provide key non-academic operations support to New University", including "technology support, help-desk functions, human resources support for transferred faculty and employees, admissions support, financial aid administration, marketing and advertising, ...

by | April 28, 2017 | 02:58

Williams was supposed to follow at 8:15, but the execution was postponed after District Judge Kristine Baker issued a temporary stay as questions arose about whether Jones' execution was humane or not, KARK reported . "As far as both executions, I used the word flawlessly earlier, it's the truth", he said. Both statements expressed guilt and remorse for raping and murdering Mary Phillips and his desire to be a "better person".

by | April 28, 2017 | 02:48

Lawrence Wilkerson told MSNBC on Tuesday. " It does not appear to us that that was ever sought, nor did he ever get that permission ", Chaffetz said . The White House, in a letter to the committee, said the documents requested were either held at other agencies, predated Flynn's employment at the White House or contained information that was "sensitive".

by | April 28, 2017 | 02:41

They also found there were no mitigating factors, which defense attorney William Ruzzo disagreed with. Prosecutors said Frein, 33, hoped to start an uprising against the government when he ambushed the two troopers during a late-night shift change.

by | April 28, 2017 | 02:05

While President Donald Trump's budget blueprint calls for a 6 percent increase in VA funding, the memo indicated that the government's second largest agency with almost 370,000 employees was no different from other departments that needed to improve "efficiency, effectiveness and accountability" and left open the possibility of "near-term" and "long-term workforce reductions".

by | April 28, 2017 | 01:32

Trump , in his morning social media blast, deemed both "ridiculous rulings" before issuing his U.S. Supreme Court challenge. "Once again, a single district judge - this time in San Francisco - has ignored Federal immigration law to set a new immigration policy for the entire country", it said .

by | April 28, 2017 | 01:13

Moderate Republicans are facing a hard decision on the House GOP's ObamaCare replacement bill after a change to the plan increased conservative support. "This is a different twist and I have got to re-examine it", he said. "I have not made a public announcement". Axios reported, in those states, if someone with a preexisting condition has kept themselves insured, they would not be charged more due to their health condition.

by | April 28, 2017 | 00:33

Many GOP opponents of the previous healthcare plan now realize they can not create entire replacement for Obamacare in a budget reconciliation plan and and some key reform measures must wait until separate bills are brought to a vote later.

by | April 28, 2017 | 00:14

And hours before Williams' scheduled execution, lawyers for death-row inmate continue to try to stop it in court. The inmates' lawyers say there are still flaws in the system and that it's hard to tell whether the inmates are suffering cruel punishment as they die.

by | April 28, 2017 | 00:02

There is in fact no appeal yet, though if the case is appealed, it nearly certainly will go to the 9th Circuit, and probably the Supreme Court. As for the new decision on the sanctuary cities order, all his ranting and raving about murderous immigrants has nearly nothing to do with the legal issues, which involve the contradiction between his attorneys' claim his order is meant to be merely symbolic, and his own (and his attorney general's) claims they will strip the sanctuary cities of ...

by | April 27, 2017 | 23:58

It was listed on the "National Priorities List" of the worst contaminated hazardous waste sites in the country in 2009. Trump's proposed budget has targeted a number of Obama-era energy and environmental initiatives, broad EPA cuts, and would eliminate the DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), alongside other reductions to efficiency and renewable energy programs.

by | April 27, 2017 | 23:50

He said the lower tax rate for small business owners - a category that under current legal definitions could include doctors, lawyers and even companies such the Trump Organization - would not be used as a loophole for the rich to reduce their tax burden.

by | April 27, 2017 | 23:47

The first attempt to pass the AHCA failed very publicly last month. But more conservative members in the House refused to support it. He added that "this is still a federal government structure, not totally happy with that outcome, but said "it at least cracks the door open to states having some ability to opt out of some of the insurance regulations".

by | April 27, 2017 | 23:34

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by | April 27, 2017 | 23:32

The report says France - which backs the opposition to Mr Assad - obtained environmental samples collected at one of the impact points of the suspected attack , and that its analysis revealed the presence of Sarin, the secondary product diisopropyl methylphosphonate (DIMP) and hexamine.

by | April 27, 2017 | 23:31

Bridge USA formed after the Milo Yiannopoulos riots . "We have been unable to find a safe and suitable venue for your planned April 27 event featuring Ann Coulter ", Berkeley's vice chancellors told the two groups who were set to co-host the event.

by | April 27, 2017 | 23:03

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by | April 27, 2017 | 22:21

But it was a short reprieve. Lawyers for 46-year-old Marcel Williams won a brief delay in his execution as a judge considered their concerns about how the first execution was carried out, but the judge lifted the stay an hour later and the second execution proceeded.

by | April 27, 2017 | 22:20

The hubbub sparked Tuesday when Vice Chancellor Scott Biddy sent a letter the Berkeley College Republicans, saying that university officials in consultation with campus police had determined they could not ensure the safety of Coulter, audience members or protesters expected at the event.

by | April 27, 2017 | 22:17

Donald Trump is about to reach his 100th day in office, and with that, many are looking back on what he has and hasn't accomplished. Meanwhile, President Trump remains blissfully unaware, reclining in an ornate bed and listing his many achievements, including "lowering my golf handicap" and "increasing my Twitter following by 700".

by | April 27, 2017 | 22:07

Rep. Rob Cook, R-Conrad, was one of 22 Republicans who joined all 41 Democrats to vote for the bill. Thirty-seven Republicans opposed it. The same conference committee on House Bill 639 also voted Tuesday for an amendment to designate the funds for the Stars to Quality program, which provides incentives to private preschool programs.

by | April 27, 2017 | 21:54

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