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Facebook CEO dinner hosts say Zuckerberg's not running for president

Facebook CEO dinner hosts say Zuckerberg's not running for president Eating the second brat, of course. "This touches everyone", he posted on Facebook . The conversation was reportedly not all about politics, and the Moore's also talked about their work with an orphanage in Uganda, called Kisiizi Good Shepherd Orphanage , that Zuckerberg says he's going to throw a fundraiser for. [Full Article...]

Arkansas conducts first execution since 2005, plans 3 more

Arkansas conducts first execution since 2005, plans 3 more The Arkansas Supreme Court also reversed a restraining order on the state's use of vecuronium bromide, one of the three drugs used in lethal injections. "Unless the prisoner is unconscious, then drugs two and three will cause pain - torturous punishment, in violation of the Eighth Amendment, and state guarantees against cruel and unusual punishment", attorney Jeffrey Rosenzweig, who is represent... [Full Article...]

Vettel on pole for Russian GP in Ferrari one-two

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel reconfirmed Ferrari's resurgence by topping the times ahead of his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen in Saturday morning's final free practice for the Russian Grand Prix. Yesterday [Ferrari's] race pace was much better than ours, at least than mine. I got a good lap in and made up some time. No other teams came that close to the leaders as the fifth-placer Daniel Ri... [Full Article...]

Hannity defends Fox News president Shine amid report

Hannity defends Fox News president Shine amid report New York Magazine reported that Shine sought a statement of support from the sons of Rupert Murdoch, Fox's owner, but was denied . New York Magazine cited a source close to Shine - who has been with Fox News since its inception - as saying he is 'expressing concern about his future at the network'. [Full Article...]

Influential women assemble for W20 summit in Berlin

Ivanka Trump has faced tough questions over her father's attitude towards women as well as scorn for his track record while making her first worldwide outing as a White House adviser. She spoke about how she is "very aligned" with the President on many issues. Ivanka said that she was "unfamiliar" with her role, but that she was "certainly" not in Germany on behalf of her business. [Full Article...]

Judge in Sacramento court deems TN teacher a flight risk

Cummins is 50 years old. Tad Cummins, 50, allegedly altered his appearance, switched license plates twice, disabled the car's Global Positioning System and used various aliases for him and the teen, documents state. The mother is alleged to have banged the 15-year-old's head on a washer, and at another point, she threw the girl down basement steps and locked her inside, the documents said. [Full Article...]

Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

The time between the first injection and the pronouncement of death was 17 minutes, state officials said . The inmates were initially scheduled to be executed one hour apart, but Williams' attorneys filed an emergency stay motion (pdf) saying that Jones' execution "appeared to be torturous and inhumane", as the inmate was reportedly still moving more than five minutes after the administra... [Full Article...]

Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana

Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana The National Weather Service in Tulsa predicts the severe weather, including wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour and large hail, will move into the area starting about 7 p.m. Right now, timing for that system appears to be late Sunday night through early Monday morning. Rain is in the forecast for the weekend. By the end of Thursday, we should only see between a half-inch and one inch of rainf... [Full Article...]

Texas Republican departs Freedom Caucus

Texas Republican departs Freedom Caucus Should the bill to repeal and "replace" ObamaCare fail once again, so-called moderates in the GOP this time will shoulder the "blame" for failing to keep their promise. Ryan's own attempt to do so, the "American Health Care Act (AHCA)", had to be withdrawn last month after failing to gain enough support, despite ringing endorsements from both Ryan and President Trump. [Full Article...]

Community Says Goodbye to Beloved 600-Year-Old Tree

Community Says Goodbye to Beloved 600-Year-Old Tree It is considered one of the nation's oldest trees. The beloved giant white oak, located among headstones in Basking Ridge church graveyard, was cut down after it died a year ago. But before dying, the tree gave back to the town that so loves it. The work started at 6 a.m., said Jon Klippel, a member of the church's planning board. [Full Article...]

Trump relies on 'dynamic scoring' to pay for tax cuts

Trump relies on 'dynamic scoring' to pay for tax cuts When asked about the deficit impact of the tax plan, Mnuchin said at an International Monetary Fund event Saturday that when accounting for the economic growth that would occur because of the tax changes, the tax overhaul "will pay" for itself . [Full Article...]

Altuve out of Astros' lineup a day after collision

Altuve out of Astros' lineup a day after collision Altuve appeared to hit his head in the collision, although Hernandez evidently got the worst of it. Unfortunately, neither of the pair communicated with the other, crashing into each other at full speed. The Indians mustered six hits and three bases on balls with Austin Jackson and Michael Brantley providing the scoring with solo jacks. Kipnis struck out and Brandon Guyer grounded out to end t... [Full Article...]

Bachelor called 911 after fatal crash

Bachelor called 911 after fatal crash Soules, 35, was driving his truck about 15 miles from his Arlington, Iowa, home when he rear-ended a John Deere tractor driven by 66-year-old farmer, Kenneth Mosher. The investigation will reportedly take two weeks to a month to complete, and until then, it's unclear whether Soules will be charged with vehicular manslaughter. [Full Article...]

Berkeley college reverses cancellation of speech by controversial right-wing provocateur Ann Coulter

Citing safety concerns, administrators on Wednesday postponed Coulter's scheduled April 27 appearance, saying it needed more time to find a "suitable venue". Coulter received some unexpected backing from left-leaning Berkeley professor Robert Reich, who called the cancellation a "grave mistake". Berkeley College Republicans said that's not true, that they provided plenty of notice about their pl... [Full Article...]

Ethanol, corn groups urge Perdue to protect farmers, biofuels

Ethanol, corn groups urge Perdue to protect farmers, biofuels In a statement Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) who originally opposed the nomination, said:"After a thorough review of his qualifications and priorities, I support the nomination of Governor Perdue to serve as Agriculture secretary". [Full Article...]

De Blasio has lost touch with reality

De Blasio has lost touch with reality The cost would rise to $177 million when the program is fully in place. De Blasio said the population would first have to drop to half of what it's been in recent years, and that the city would need newer, smaller jails elsewhere, which could prove unpopular with the community. [Full Article...]

Man charged with making threatening calls to Florida Jewish centers

Man charged with making threatening calls to Florida Jewish centers An Israeli-American teenager has been indicted in Israel on allegations he made thousands of hoax bomb calls, including to a Jewish centre in New Zealand, and earned thousands by offering to phone in threats against schools, hospitals and planes. [Full Article...]

President Trump Signs New Executive Order: "Buy American and Hire American"

President Trump Signs New Executive Order: And H-1B visas-which let in skilled foreign workers-have become an important focal point, given the debates over economic migration and outsourcing as well as Trump's past business practices . The move signals a further attempt at Trump to target foreign companies that typically hire foreign workers over Americans. The U.S. tech industry's need for skilled workers is only "accelerating because ... [Full Article...]

Welcome to the biggest week of Donald Trump's presidency

President Donald Trump attacked ABC and NBC polls as fake news and "totally wrong in general" Monday morning, quoting from parts of an ABC News/Washington Post poll that said 53% said Trump was a strong leader and saying new polls were "very good considering that much of the media is FAKE and nearly always negative". [Full Article...]

UC Berkeley Sued Over Ann Coulter's Postponed Visit

Berkeley's president and other school officials are listed as defendants in the lawsuit that was filed on Monday in the Northern District of California San Francisco Division. Well again, I don't think it's Ann Coulter's or YAF's or Berkeley College Republicans' problem to solve that problem. Coulter has said she will speak at Berkeley on Thursday, regardless of the university's move to reschedu... [Full Article...]


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