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Ron Estes wins 4th District congressional seat

Estes' narrow seven-point margin of victory in a conservative stronghold could mean good things for Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections, said Loomis, who suspects the Democratic National Committee will take a look at Kansas' 3rd Congressional District, where the electorate is becoming more progressive and Republican Rep. Read More »

Trump Targets H-1B Visas In New Executive Order

The tech industry has argued that the H-1B program is needed because it encourages foreign students to remain in the USA after earning degrees in high-tech specialties. He said the order sets in motion the first steps to initiate "long-overdue" reforms to end "visa abuses". What it does do is say the executive branch will follow the laws already on the books that require the government to buy American goods and to maximize the use of products made in the U.S. Read More »

Fresno gunman gave blow-by-blow account of triple killing

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They said he was a father and will be missed by many. In 2005, he was indicted on charges of cocaine possession with intent to distribute, and possession of two rifles and a semi-automatic handgun. Muhammad went on his shooting spree after a couple of days of erratic seeming behavior and hate-filled messages posted to social media, and police also suspect Muhammad was responsible for the shooting of a white security guard last week, brining his possible kill total to four. Read More »

Judge blocks Arkansas from using execution drug

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In July 2016, McKesson claimed that ADC "leveraged" its medical license to purchase the vecuronium bromide. McKesson received the drug from Pfizer which manufactures the vecuronium bromide. "It is understandable that the inmates are taking every step possible to avoid the sentence of the jury; however, it is the court's responsibility to administer justice and bring conclusion to litigation", Gov. Read More »

Arkansas Fails in Attempt to Execute 2 Black Men in 1 Day

In addition, a group of Arkansas death-row inmates has filed another emergency stay request with the USA supreme court, this time challenging the state's plan for a flurry of executions before the end of April, when Arkansas' supply of an execution drug expires. Read More »

Trump's H-1B Executive Order Highlights Wisconsin Tech Worker Shortage

Trump Jr. made the comment during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, who said before the conversation that President Trump is taking steps to fulfill his promise of bringing jobs back to America. The waivers could be renegotiated or revoked if they are not perceived as benefiting the United States. That's because the changes Trump campaigned on need to be approved by Congress. Read More »

Bill O'Reilly ousted from Fox News amid harassment allegations

At present Managers are discussing potential replacement of Bill O'Reilly and they are expecting to have the new host by Monday. O'Reilly was photographed in Rome shaking Pope Francis' hand on Wednesday. Again, O'Reilly denies the claims against him. And if I can arrange that, I would like to bring the family of Kate Steinle with me, ' O'Reilly said, referring to an American woman killed by a deported Mexican labourer. Read More »

Insurance Commissioners Ask Congress To Fund O'Care Subsidies

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GOP lawmakers in the House have had trouble coming to a consensus on a deal - with conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus pressing for the removal of a number of Obamacare regulations they feel are keeping premiums high. "We've learned a lesson on arbitrary deadlines". A pro-Trump group is airing ads in a dozen Republican-held House districts aimed at drumming up support for the White House's wounded drive to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. Read More »

Trump signs 'Buy American, Hire American' order

The "buy American, hire American" directive does not make any immediate changes to the H-1B system, however, but commissions the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to review the way H-1B visas are granted. "But they are likely to head higher from FY18", he added . Between 2013 and 2015, Mar-a-Lago hired 250 seasonal workers, according to the US Department of Labour. Read More »

Defense to plead for leniency in death ex-New Orleans Saint

Smith's role would have been to work with the team's defensive line, a position he played during his stellar nine-year career with the team. Smith's widow, Racquel, addressed the court and Hayes directly expressing grief over her loss and telling Hayes to own up to his actions. Read More »

DACA recipient deported as DHS disputes status

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The illegal immigrant " Dreamer " who's become a cause celebre for advocacy groups after his deportation earlier this year had actually lost his legal status by leaving the USA without permission, negating his permit under President Obama's deportation amnesty, federal officials said Wednesday. Read More »

What to watch for next in the Georgia special election

Veteran Democratic strategists say they're not anxious about sustaining the same level of enthusiasm. Handel called back about 20 minutes later, and would not say whether she supports the Republican push to defund Planned Parenthood. They came up short", Spicer said. Spicer did not mention that outside Republican groups also plowed millions into attacking Ossoff and encouraging GOP turnout; a political action committee backed by House Speaker Paul Ryan and other House GOP leaders accounted ... Read More »

Patriots hit back at New York Times over White House tweet

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Super Bowl champion players often miss the annual White House victory visit due to scheduling conflicts. Just one day before the general election, Trump announced that Brady and Belichick supported his campaign - though Brady's wife Gisele Bundchen later denied that he was a supporter. Read More »

Marine amputee runs Boston Marathon with American flag

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On Monday, her bib number, 261 - the same one she wore in 1967 - became only the second number ever to be retired in Boston Marathon's history. Despite the fact that the race is not a new experience for her, she said this year's run had an especially important meaning for her. Read More »

How Trump's 'Buy American' order could play out

The order tasked four department heads of State, Justice, Homeland Security and Labour to propose reforms in order to ensure H-1B visas are given to the "most-skilled or highest paid" petitioners. The Trump administration said that if the waivers are not benefiting the United States they will be "renegotiated or revoked". 65,000 visas are granted each year, with 20,000 other visas for graduates. Read More »

Trump removes Bannon from National Security Council

President Donald Trump sparked concerns with the move to make Bannon, the former Breitbart News chairman and driving force behind Trump's nationalism and populism, a permanent member. Many American Jewish organizations were against Bannon's appointment from the start. Ditto for Bannon, who served in the Navy three decades ago and has had no national security experience since. Read More »

Fresno shooting suspect laughed as he recounted rampage that killed 3

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Dyer said someone else might've picked it up. Randalls was in a training program for Pacific Gas & Electric and doing a ride-along Tuesday when he was gunned down. Police had put out a news release hours before the shootings Tuesday, saying that Muhammad was armed and risky and wanted over the shooting death of a security guard at a Motel 6 last week. Read More »

Gorsuch sworn in as 9th Supreme Court justice

Justice Neil Gorsuch is thanking those who helped become a Supreme Court Justice, including President Donald Trump, during a White House ceremony. More than any appointment in recent memory, Justice Gorsuch's was tied to the presidential election cycle. Read More »

Easter: Nigerians should imbibe Christ's sacrificial spirit - Jonathan

This festival gives us the holy message of brotherhood, love, tolerance, compassion, sacrifice and forgiveness. But Good Friday is not the end of the story. I hope you know that Jesus is here with us every day and we should be thankful for that. "A country deserving of the name we hold in high esteem". It was followed by the chanting the Exsultet, also called the "Easter Proclamation". Read More »

Man allegedly goes on killing spree, targets white men

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Muhammad continued to North Fulton Street where he encountered Mark James Gassett, 37, of Fresno, Dyer said. Police said the suspect pumped two more rounds into him as Gassett lay on the ground. Randalls was in a training program for Pacific Gas & Electric and doing a ride-along Tuesday when he was gunned down. The driver sped to the police department for help, but Randalls could not be saved. Read More »

Trump brags about GOP barely avoiding disaster in Georgia race

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Part of what is fueling Democratic excitement about the race is that while Trump won Georgia by six percentage points, the district that Ossoff seeks to win supported Trump by barely one point over Democrat Hillary Clinton. "We all have to rise above it, that it is about a district that has a long legacy of Republican leadership". "We know what is at stake here and I don't think that this is about any one person". Read More »

The Democrat Went Down in Georgia

Ossoff won 48 percent of Tuesday's vote in Atlanta's 6th District and will go into a runoff vote in June with his Republican rival Karen Handel . The district might have given its congressional vote to Price, but in the presidential vote, Donald Trump won the Sixth District by just 1.5 points over Hillary Clinton and lost suburban Cobb County, marking the first time Cobb County went to a Democrat since native son and Georgia governor Jimmy Carter ran for president in 1976. Read More »

Murphy Dazzles As Arkansas Completes Sweep Of Memphis

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Memphis, of the American Athletic Conference, drops to 21-16. Murphy threw seven scoreless innings and allowed just one hit, a bunt single in the seventh, as Arkansas posted a 2-0 win over Memphis is the team's yearly trip to central Arkansas. Read More »

Judge denigrated by Trump will hear key deportation case

Curiel, who was born in IN, approved a $25 million settlement between Trump and students who claimed they overpaid for real estate seminars. And Trump's comments toward Curiel past year - he called the Indiana-born judge a "hater" and a "Mexican" - drew some of the loudest accusations of racism that the then-candidate faced during his campaign. Read More »

Carter Page Feels Like a Warning Shot

The Federal Bureau of Investigation probed an adviser to US President Donald Trump's election campaign previous year over worries he could have been working for Russian Federation, the Washington Post reported last night. Mr. Page also declined to say who brought him aboard the Trump campaign. Despite growing revelations about contact between members of his campaign and the Russians, Donald Trump and his staff repeatedly deny any wrongdoing or collusion. Read More »