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Senate approves $11.8 billion state budget

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Mr Trump wrote on Twitter. Trump, back from his first official overseas trip, tweeted that the Senate should switch to "51 votes immediately" adding that "Dems would do it, no doubt!" "There is an overwhelming bipartisan majority that is not interested in changing how the Senate operates on the legislative calendar and that will not happen", McConnell said this month . Read More »

Trump is pulling USA out of Paris climate change deal, reports say

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Last week 22 Republican senators wrote President Trump advocating for the United States to exit the agreement . Meanwhile, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has made an impassioned appeal for the world to intensify action to combat climate change and implement the Paris Agreement to limit carbon emissions. Read More »

Portland victim's mother appeals Trump to speak against intolerance

Immediately upon entering the Multnomah County Justice Center Courthouse in OR for his arraignment on Tuesday, Jeremy Christian loudly interrupted the ongoing proceedings from inside his holding chamber, as two officers flanked him. The word " Antifa " that he mentioned is typically used to describe people within this movement who are against nationalism and free speech. Ms Deliverance did not address Mr Trump's condemnation of the attacks on Monday, when he tweeted: "The violent attacks ... Read More »

Surviving victim of train attack out of hospital

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I just stabbed a bunch of motherfuckers in their neck. "Like, I don't know what to do after that, you know". His recorded statements in the police vehicle were revealed in an affidavit released Tuesday. Mr Myrddin Namkai-Meche's eldest brother told The Independent he was not surprised by the young man's actions. Michaels says surviving victim Micah Fletcher told her Christian yelled the epithets and also threatened to decapitate people. Read More »

NYTimes: Kushner Attempted to Set Up Direct Line to Putin

Trump , who returned to Washington on Saturday after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe , has been expected to shake up staff to tackle the distracting firestorm over investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and communication between Russia and Trump's campaign. Read More »

Hillary Clinton blames others, herself for election loss

This is not the first time that Clinton has blamed other factors for her election loss a year ago to Donald Trump . While she said she takes "responsibility" for her loss, Clinton still appeared reluctant to embark on serious and public self-criticism of her campaign loss. Read More »

Trump says Paris climate accord decision coming Thursday

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According to two White House officials, the President has not yet decided on how to withdraw from the agreement - either through a multi-year formal process or the more extreme act of quitting the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change . Read More »

Cop Who Fatally Shot Tamir Rice Fired

Good news! The cop who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice back in 2015 has finally been fired! Yay! "They fired him for lying on his application, which I wish they would've fired him for killing Tamir", she said of Loehmann. Tamir's mother, Samaria Rice, expressed mixed feelings about the discipline. The officers later said they mistook the toy for a real gun. Garmback and Loehmann were responding to a 911 call about a black male with a gun. Read More »

Trump expected to leave climate deal but with 'caveats'

If the United States leaves, it would join just two other countries who have declined the deal: Nicaragua and Syria. According to The New York Times , a USA withdrawal could "seriously weaken global efforts to avoid drastic climate change ". Read More »

Trump, Merkel War of Words Escalates

The transatlantic diplomatic rift widened on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump responded to criticism from Chancellor Angela Merkel with a new attack on German trade tactics and defense spending. Initial reports that Trump called Germans " very bad " prompted Gary Cohn, the director of the national economic council, to explain that Trump was only upset with our trade relationship and not necessarily the country itself. Read More »

Trump Pays Somber Tribute to Fallen Troops on Memorial Day

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In his memorial day speech, President Trump singled out three men who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan: Christopher Horton , Andrew Byers and Robert Kelly , the son of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly . "And today that is what we are doing", Trump said. Donald Trump made his first Memorial Day remarks as president, paying tribute Monday to fallen USA service members, and thanking their families for their sacrifice. Read More »

James Comey OK'd to testify before US Senate

So far, Flynn and committee members have struggled to find common ground on a request for documents amid the former national security adviser's previous decision to take his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination. Committee Republicans have been demanding answers on how the names of President Trump's campaign officials were exposed in classified reports that resulted from interceptions of various communications. Read More »

'You call it terrorism. I call it patriotism': Portland attacker

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That's what liberalism gets you". Free speech or die, Portland . Just before Christian was walked out of the courtroom, he tried another outburst. "Death to the enemies of America. Christian slashes Fletcher-Cole in the neck; he then stabs Meche in the neck, then wounded him a second time , according to the affidavit. Namkai-Meche had recently finished his economics degree and was working at a consulting firm. Read More »

Angry reaction to rumours Trump will pull out of Paris climate agreement

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The choice is between a formal withdrawal that could take three years or leaving the United Nations treaty that the accord is based on, which would be quicker but more extreme, according to the Axios report . Oil majors Shell and Exxon Mobil have also supported the Paris pact, along with a number of Republican lawmakers. Supporters of the framework say the idea is to establish trust and, over time, ramp up what initially appear to be fairly modest goals for major emerging market countries ... Read More »

Noose found inside African-American museum in DC

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A noose was found inside an exhibit on segregation at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the nation's capital today. In a statement posted on Twitter, fouding director Lonnie Burch III called the incident a "horrible act". Read More »

Trump Alludes to Senate Reconciliation Process for Tax Legislation

Current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky returned the favor to Democrats in April, removing the filibuster to confirm Justice Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. The onus is on the Republican Senators now. Among more than a dozen others, the House plan repeals a 40 percent excise tax on expensive employer-provided health plans, a 10 percent tax on indoor tanning services and a 2.3 percent excise tax on sales of medical devices. Read More »

Trump asks Senate to allow legislation to be passed with simple majority

Republicans have instead opted to try to pass tax reform and health care through a process known as reconciliation, which applies to budgetary measures and only requires 51 votes . However, the governor's plan broadens repeals of current sales tax exemptions, including exemptions for purchases by building contractors, which Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, noted has been a point of contention in the Senate. Read More »

MS boy found dead after being kidnapped in mother's vehicle

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Popular Video SNL is not a fan of the Trump administration, and it shows with every new skit they produce. I can tell you this, we won't rest until they're brought to justice... Ms Archie collapsed after learning her child had been killed, USA Today reported , and had to be carried down a flight of stairs at the district attorney's office. Read More »

Johns County student advances to finals of Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Of the nine contestants from the state, six spelled both words correctly in Wednesday's competition. "It's been such a wonderful experience just having an opportunity to be rewarded to learn", Cooney said. A map that shows the interest in the search term "spelling bee" by region, worldwide, with the most interest coming from Nigeria. Bill Jordan said Charity started reading at 2 1/2 years old and has interests outside spelling, including soccer, percussion and martial arts. Read More »