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Trump to Nominate State Supreme Court Judge Joan Larsen for Federal Judgeship

Trump to Nominate State Supreme Court Judge Joan Larsen for Federal Judgeship

Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Thapar had been in the mix for the Supreme Court vacancy, interviewing with Trump by phone before the president selected Gorsuch to fill the seat left vacant by Scalia's death past year. She graduated first in her class from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, served in President George W. Bush's Justice Department and taught at the University of Michigan Law School. Read More

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Texas stokes immigration debate with 'sanctuary cities' ban

Texas stokes immigration debate with 'sanctuary cities' ban

Senate Bill 4 , also known as the sanctuary cities bill, will ban sanctuary cities in Texas and will require government and law enforcement officials to follow federal immigration laws. It is due to go into effect September 1. Abbott was referencing Sheriff Sally Hernandez , who became the face of the battle over sanctuary cities after instituting a policy that limits when the Travis County jail cooperates with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests that help facilitate ... Read More

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Big investors urge Trump to stick with Paris climate accord

The conflicting signals suggest the administration is trying to keep its options open while Mr Trump decides whether to withdraw, a move the global community would strongly oppose. "It will be on the sidelines, and that's going to hurt American businesses". President Trump promised on the campaign trail to pull the U.S. out of the historic climate accord, but is yet to make a final decision on the matter despite taking steps to unwind key domestic climate policies. Read More

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Community reluctantly bids farewell to 600-year-old tree

Community reluctantly bids farewell to 600-year-old tree

A white oak tree - believed to be one of the oldest trees in North America - that stood in the cemetery of a New Jersey church began its descent Monday as crews started to cut it down. But the tree was determined to have died previous year, leaving church officials to decide it had to be cut down. Residents said they were said to see the tree come down but understand why. Read More

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Russian hackers target French presidential frontrunner

But analysts say Putin would have good reason to favor conservative nationalist Marine Le Pen over centrist Macron in the upcoming runoff election. A Japanese cybersecurity firm has found links to a possible attempted hacking of the Macron campaign in the 2017 French Presidential election, drawing comparison with the suspected cyber attacks during the US Presidential election past year. Read More

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California judge OKs Cummins' move back to Tennessee

California judge OKs Cummins' move back to Tennessee

A 15-year-old Tennessee student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher and taken to California is back home, a lawyer for the girl's family said Friday, April 21, 2017. He is awaiting extradition to Tennessee, where he will be charged with sexual contact with a minor and aggravated kidnapping. Under Tennessee law, children 12 and older can choose to leave home unless under "force, threat or fraud". Read More

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Canada minister they're looking forward to Trump trade talks

Canada, one of the U.S.'s top trading partners, has imposed an import tax on ultra-filtered milk, a product used in the cheese-making process. Saying it's important to correct factual errors, Ambassador David MacNaughton said in a letter to the governors of Wisconsin and NY the facts don't support the contention that Canada's dairy policies are the cause of financial losses for dairy farmers in the United States. Read More

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Baltimore residents to comment on plan to overhaul police

Baltimore residents to comment on plan to overhaul police

Department of Justice and troubled law enforcement agencies. The judge said that pushing back the hearing to allow Sessions' Department of Justice, now operating under new guidelines, to review the decree would be "inconvenient". Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions requested a review of all 114 reform agreements the Justice Department had secured with cities across the country during the Obama administration. Read More

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Gunman 'wanted to kill white people' in rampage

Gunman 'wanted to kill white people' in rampage

Muhammad shot at another white man who had just walked out of a house, but he missed. Muhammad has a criminal history that includes arrests on weapons, drugs and false imprisonment charges and making terrorist threats. When he learned he was wanted in the security guard killing, Muhammad made a decision to take out as many other white men as possible before he was caught, Dyer said. Read More

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Deputy shot, killed in Logan County

Deputy shot, killed in Logan County

The vehicle was later found and the suspect eventually taken into custody. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers also said they are assisting on a report of a deputy shot. Oklahoma City Police and OHP swarmed the area with helicopters. Nathan Aaron LeForce is described as a white man wearing a black shirt with tattoos on his neck. Read More

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Georgia officers caught assaulting handcuffed man are fired

Georgia officers caught assaulting handcuffed man are fired

Two Gwinnett officers, Michael Bongiovanni (left) Robert McDonald (right), are fired after new traffic stop video surfaces showing them punching and kicking motorist. Gwinnett County authorities terminated McDonald Thursday afternoon for his actions. " I'm literally sick about it ", Ayers said. Gwinnett County police said in an emailed statement Thursday, April 13, 2017 , that Bongiovanni was sacked after a new video surfaced showing him hitting a man in the face. Read More

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Video shows man in police hunt mails

Subject of Janesville manhunt, Joseph Jakubowski, has sent a 160-page manifesto to President Trump at the White House. Authorities later found a vehicle on fire a short distance away. At the recommendation of local law enforcement, the district entered the soft-lockdown with students and staff for the afternoon. "We don't have any reason to believe he's coming here but everyone is on alert because nobody knows where he is", DeSpain said. Read More

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Not without flaws, North Carolina leaves Glendale with title

Not without flaws, North Carolina leaves Glendale with title

It took him 19 shots to do it. Justin Jackson made the go-ahead play with 1:40 on the game clock. The Zags held North Carolina to 35 percent from the field and 4 of 27 from 3-point range. "We were negotiating through massive foul issues, ones that we haven't had all year", Few said. Collins fouled out with 5:03 left to play, and many of Gonzaga's other major players were sitting with four fouls. Read More

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