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Ramsey County Commissioner Huffman Enters Gubernatorial Race

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Ramsey County Commissioner Blake Huffman, a Republican, on Wednesday announced he would run for Minnesota governor. Huffman said he embraces the job-promotion measures in the Republican legislative agenda this year, but opposes the deep cuts to mass transit budgets that could threaten bus service. Read More »

Appeals Court Upholds That Civil Rights Act Applies To LGBT Workers

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The court did not rule on whether Hively was actually being discriminated against due to her sexual orientation , leaving that decision to a lower court. The ruling by the Chicago-based seventh USA circuit court of appeals guarantees an eventual hearing in the US supreme court given that just three weeks ago a Georgia court came to the opposite conclusion. Read More »

Turkey says USA strikes are only 'cosmetic' if Assad stays in power

The missile attack on Friday, for example, targeted only one airfield but left Syria's air defenses intact, as well as the Russian aircraft that Bashir employs to strike against the opposition and their strongholds. But he backed calls for an independent inquiry into a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday that Trump blamed on the Damascus regime. Read More »

Has the Fast and the Furious Franchise Gone On Too Long?

In Singapore, the film has beaten the previous local opening record held by Beauty and the Beast . The movie managed to pass through Disney and Lucasfilm's " Star Wars: The Force Awaken " which made $529 million during its opening in December 2015. Read More »

Gorsuch sworn into Supreme Court

There are now 100 federal judicial vacancies to be filled by Trump, whose nominees could comprise fully 10 percent of all federal judges by the end of this year. For now, Gorsuch restores the court's conservative tilt. "I will never forget that to whom much is given, much will be expected", Mr Gorsuch said. Leonard Leo, who has played a central role in the right-wing Federalist Society and its long campaign to achieve ideological dominion over the federal courts , and who shepherded ... Read More »

Daines and Tester divided on Gorsuch confirmation

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The nine-justice court has had one seat vacant for more than a year amid the ensuing political battle, with Democrats and Republicans trading bitter accusations of blame. Democrats tried to block the vote, upset President Obama's pick for the seat, Merrick Garland, never got a hearing. Then McConnell raised a point of order, suggesting that Supreme Court nominees should not be subjected to a 60-vote threshold but instead a simple majority in the 100-member Senate. Read More »

Ohio Facebook murder suspect, Steve Stephens kills himself after long chase

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He then shot himself in the head before his vehicle was hit by a police auto that couldn't stop in time. "We would have preferred it not ended this way", Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said. "As a result of this awful series of events, we are reviewing our reporting flows to be sure people can report videos and other material that violates our standards as easily and quickly as possible", said Facebook in their statement . Read More »

Pres. Trump signs order on high-skilled worker visas

Called the " Buy American, hire American executive order ", it mandates government agencies to review and change rules that come in the way of "Buy American" policies, a campaign promise to re-energise manufacturing. What is an H1-B visa and how does it work? "The H-1B visa program is commonly discussed as being for when employers have a labor shortage", Daniel Costa, director of immigration law and policy research at the Economic Policy Institute, told NPR . Read More »

Family: Merrell Shoe Founder's Missing Wife Has Survival Skills

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It's been three days since the wife of a co-founder of Merrell Boot Co. and her stepgrandson went missing during a family trip to Grand Canyon National Park, according to reports from the Associated Press. Chief Ranger at the Grand Canyon National Park, Matt Vandzura, said the drone will be used to get to some of the more remote areas. "If they can get to a spot where they cannot be in the water and stay warm, she's got the skills needed to get them through it". Read More »

'The Election Is Over!': Trump Goes on Sunday Morning Tweetstorm

Trump suggested that rallies in Florida, New York and Washington , among other U.S. cities, were an extension of the battle for an election that is "over". IRS rules state that both the president's and vice president's tax returns are given a full, mandatory, fast-tracked audit. LISA SAUNDERS: No, but maybe it will spur Congress to force something to be done about his taxes. Read More »

Steve Stephens found dead inside vehicle in Erie, Pa.

The company has since announced it is launching a review for reporting harmful content. "As a result of this bad series of events, we are reviewing our reporting flows to be sure people can report videos and other material that violates our standards as easily and quickly as possible", Facebook's vice president of global operations, Justin Osofsky, said in a statement Monday evening. Read More »

Man sought in Cleveland Facebook killing found dead in vehicle

It wasn't immediately clear where Stephens had been since Sunday. In a number of emotional interviews since the killing, Godwin's family said that they forgave Stephens for the alleged murder but urged him to turn himself him. Chief Calvin Williams of the Cleveland Police confirmed that the first thing they did to check on Stephens' auto is to contact its dealership. "Period", Cleveland's police chief said. Read More »

Utah Rep. Chaffetz says he won't run for re-election

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According to a statement Chaffetz released on Facebook, he said, "it is time", citing his stance of serving only as long as one needs to. The conservative Republican, who was first elected to the House in 2008 and represents a district in eastern Utah, gained prominence as head of the committee that was investigating Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. Read More »

United States releases footage of 'mother of all bombs' being dropped

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An vast column of smoke and debris appears after the explosion in order to create a powerful expanding shock wave capable of demolishing tunnels and bunkers by setting off a small natural disaster. "The whole house was shaking", said Mufti Khan of Achin district in Nangarhar. The office of President Ashraf Ghani said there was "close coordination" between the USA military and Afghan government over the operation in Achin. Read More »

Fugitive Mexican governor arrested in Guatemala

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The authorities then declared him a fugitive. The handcuffed Javier Duarte (C), former governor of the Mexican state of Veracruz, is escorted by police following his arrest in Panajache municipality, Solola departament, Guatemala, 150 km west of Guatemala City on April 15, 2017. Read More »

Texas woman awarded $760K for skydiving accident in Oklahoma

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The $760,000 awarded to Wethington is broken down into $400,000 for physical pain and suffering, $350,000 for mental suffering, and $10,000 for medical costs. "So, I just remember screaming and I blacked out". Robert Haslam, Wethington's Fort Worth attorney, said more than 20 people had been injured at Pegasus Air Sports Center, according to testimony in the case. Read More »

Missing hikers related to Merrell Boot founder

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ABC News reports 62-year-old Lou-Ann Merrell of Vernal and 14-year-old Jackson Standefer of Tennessee lost their footing during a family trip and fell into the creek Saturday. We remain hopeful that these efforts will help us find Jackson Standefer and LouAnn Merrell very soon. Vandzura declined to identify the missing, the other hikers or their relationship to each other. Read More »

Fresno gunman targeting whites chose 3 men at random

Update 6:08 a.m., April 19: In Fresno, the man suspected of killing a motel security guard and three people he targeted for being white is being charged with four counts of murder. Police said Muhammad starting shooting just hours after authorities announced he was wanted for the murder of a security guard shot and killed last Thursday night . Read More »

One killed in US Military Helicopter crash in Maryland

Army said. According to authorities, one crew member was killed and two others were injured when their military helicopter crashed on a golf course in Maryland on Monday. "Army Military District of Washington.Our condolences go out to the families and friends affected by this tragedy, and our team is focused on supporting them during this hard time". Read More »