• Homeland Security Secretary Extends Protections for Haitians for 6 Months
Homeland Security Secretary Extends Protections for Haitians for 6 Months

The designation grants beneficiaries the ability to legally work in the United States and apply for travel authorization overseas. "This is temporary status, it's not supposed to be permanent". The decision to extend the program was in the hands of John F. Kelly , Trump's secretary of Homeland Security. The extension was based on continuing poor...

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  • The Hidden Bombshell in the Comey-Trump Story
The Hidden Bombshell in the Comey-Trump Story

At one point during the White House event, Wittes said, Comey stood in a position so that his blue blazer would blend in with the Blue Room's blue drapes in an effort for Trump to not notice him. That's certainly true in Clinton's case , who struggled with low popularity ratings, and was frequently criticized for the tightly controlled nature of ...

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  • Planned Parenthood to close QC clinic and 3 others
Planned Parenthood to close QC clinic and 3 others

The coming closures will drop the number of New Mexico Planned Parenthood clinics from six to three by this September. During the legislative session, Republican lawmakers agreed to give up millions in federal Medicaid money to create a state-run family planning program that excludes organizations that provide abortions.

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  • Minn. session deadline 'hanging by a thread' as budget talks continue
Minn. session deadline 'hanging by a thread' as budget talks continue

Minnesota residents don't need to worry about trouble boarding flights next year: Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill complying with Real ID into law. Minnesotans can continue to use their current driver's license as a form of identification to board domestic flights until January 22, 2018.

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  • House GOP repeats Obamacare mistake
House GOP repeats Obamacare mistake

Ryan said the House vote was one part of a "multistage process". Pence made many trips up to Capitol Hill for meetings on the bill, while both moderate House Tuesday Group members and conservative Freedom Caucus members brought up their requirements for earning "yes" votes on the bill.

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  • Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity board
Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity board

Freire said the agency wanted "to take as inclusive an approach to regulation as possible", but his statement is little more than smoke and mirrors. Some in the scientific community say the dismissal of such a large number of scientists from the EPA's Board of Scientific Counselors is further evidence of that.

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  • Frat brother speaks out about alcohol-related death at Penn State
Frat brother speaks out about alcohol-related death at Penn State

Penn State President Eric Barron said Beta Theta Pi has been banned from ever returning to the school. The victim, who was going through the Beta Theta Pi initiation, died of a head injury when frat members allegedly hesitated to call 911 after he suffered a head injury repeatedly falling down a flight of stairs following a night of heavy drin...

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  • Community reluctantly bidding farewell to 600-year-old tree
Community reluctantly bidding farewell to 600-year-old tree

A 600-year-old oak tree where President George Washington once picnicked has been cut down after starting to show signs of its age. A young 16-year old tree, only 25ft (7.5m) tall, already stands in the north end of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church.

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  • Trump targets visa program he says hurts American workers
Trump targets visa program he says hurts American workers

It instructs the agency to pay special attention to visas which should only go to highly paid, specially skilled applicants when there is a US deficiency. "No one can compete with American workers when they're given a fair and level playing field, which has not happened for decades", he said. The US president added that the visa program to brin...

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  • Judge blocks Trump's order defunding 'sanctuary cities'
Judge blocks Trump's order defunding 'sanctuary cities'

On Tuesday, a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a threat to take away funds from cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement - the latest blow from the federal judiciary to Trump's immigration agenda.

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  • Russian hackers hit French presidential front runner Emmanuel Macron's campaign: Trend Micro
Russian hackers hit French presidential front runner Emmanuel Macron's campaign: Trend Micro

It's unclear exactly why the elite team of hackers - known as APT-28, Fancy Bear or Pawn Storm - focused so heavily on the Qatar-based, state-funded global broadcaster during that short window. Trend Micro researcher Feike Hacquebord said that determining who was behind a spying campaign was a hard challenge in the world of cybersecurity, but th...

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  • Central Illinois farmers welcome ag secretary confirmation
Central Illinois farmers welcome ag secretary confirmation

Sonny Perdue is the 31st Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, confirmed April 24 by the U.S. Senate . "I think he brings a lot to the table for producers in the United States, and specifically for producers right here in Central Illinois", said Uphoff, who serves as district 11 director for the Illinois Farm Bureau repres...

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  • White House To Keep Visitor Records Secret
White House To Keep Visitor Records Secret

White House communications director Michael Dubke said in a statement that the decision was due to the "the grave national security risks and privacy concerns of the hundreds of thousands of visitors annually", NPR's Scott Horsley reports .

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  • Sessions to tour Arizona-Mexico border Tuesday
Sessions to tour Arizona-Mexico border Tuesday

He said law enforcement would no longer catch and release undocumented immigrants taken into custody at the border. Sessions singled out gangs and cartels as "criminal organizations" that turn " cities and suburbs into war-zones", that "rape and kill innocent" people and profit from "smuggling poison and other human beings across the border".

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  • 'Shattered' Picks Through The Broken Pieces Of Hillary Clinton's Dream
'Shattered' Picks Through The Broken Pieces Of Hillary Clinton's Dream

Written by The Hill's Amie Parnes and Sidewire's Jonathan Allen, the book is the first to investigate why Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency was unsuccessful. Abedin shields her boss from campaign stress, but also reinforces her penchant for privacy. But as revealing as those moments are, they inexplicably come in the book's final pag...

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  • Turkey's justice minister says contesting referendum moot
Turkey's justice minister says contesting referendum moot

Any challenge by the European Court of Human Rights against the results of the Turkish referendum would be rejected by Ankara's constitutional court, a senior official has said. "Calling people to the streets by using various communication channels and refusing to recognize the results is never acceptable", Yildirim said. "It is not right to corr...

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  • Kansas City Chiefs 2017 regular season schedule revealed
Kansas City Chiefs 2017 regular season schedule revealed

It will be a significant test for the Cowboys as they attempt to remain in the top-contender mix in the NFC in Year 2 for quarterback Dak Prescott and tailback Ezekiel Elliott. Instead both teams are taking 10-hour flights - 10-hour flights! - to London in the middle of the season. The other is against the Ravens, who went 8-8 a year ago and aren'...

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  • Reviewing H-1B program too little too late say lawmakers
Reviewing H-1B program too little too late say lawmakers

Trump signed the order targeting the programme popular with Indian technology professionals at the Kenosha, Wisconsin headquarters of tool maker Snap-on Inc yesterday. But according to studies, 80 per cent of the approved applications were for the two lowest wage levels allowed. Also, he has recently reversed several populist promises, including ...

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  • Agency says deported man had no special status
Agency says deported man had no special status

Announced by the Obama administration in June 2012, DACA allows eligible immigrant youth who were brought to the U.S.as children to live and work here temporarily. Their understanding is that the protection was current, according to advocacy group United We Dream. According to USA Today , Montes climbed the border fence into the US and was ques...

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  • Police ID 4 found slain in park in suspected gang killing
Police ID 4 found slain in park in suspected gang killing

Jorge Tigre's family said the 18-year-old victim became a target of the gang after the September machete killings of two high school classmates. "He was beaten to death". However, Sini said authorities are not ruling out any possibilities. He did not return a telephone call seeking comment after police confirmed his brother was among the vict...

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