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Iowa Rep. Rod Blum quits interview over town hall questions

Iowa Rep. Rod Blum quits interview over town hall questions In it, a crowd of the constituents who delivered Blum's district to Donald Trump in November's presidential election variously boo, shout down, and yell at their congressman while he struggles like mad to defend his vote for the American Health Care Act. [Full Article...]

Racers Grind Out First Round of NCAA

Racers Grind Out First Round of NCAA There's a ton of golf left, and we want to make sure we leave here feeling good about who we are and that we are better than this". "We're just a handful of shots off the number right now so they're still in the mix and still in the golf tournament". [Full Article...]

Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump

Rushmore' MORE. The AP interviewed a host of former USA officials, most of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity. Counterintelligence investigations like this one that examine the operations of foreign intelligence services on USA soil are heavily classified, historically time-consuming and rarely result in criminal charges. [Full Article...]

Trump to visit Middle East in first foreign trip

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister stated that the visit would enhance cooperation between the United States and Muslim countries in the fight against extremism. The order comes ahead of visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel this month. Trump met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House on Wednesday, and will meet with him again during the trip, the White House said. [Full Article...]

Senate Passes Spending Bill to Avert Government Shutdown

Senate Passes Spending Bill to Avert Government Shutdown An initial rollback attempt failed in the House and was withdrawn by Republican leaders in March when conservatives opposed it, a defeat that clouded Trump's first 100 days. Wavering moderate Republicans had anxious that the legislation to overhaul President Barack Obama's 2010 signature healthcare law would leave too many people with pre-existing medical conditions unable to afford health cover... [Full Article...]

2 doctors found dead in penthouse likely knew killer

2 doctors found dead in penthouse likely knew killer Officers arriving found the couple dead and suspected killer Bampumim Teixeira , 30, inside. It's unclear if he has an attorney. They were later identified as as Richard Field, 49, and Lina Bolanos, 38, both of Boston . Dr. Field and Dr. Bolanos were found with their hands bound and throats slit, according to the Boston Globe . Multiple charges are expected against Teixeira, according to po... [Full Article...]

How to bet (legally) on the Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 6 , at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky . Nyquist wins the 142nd Derby. "Of course, it bothers me, but the numbers are a little bit skewed because we have multiple starters a lot of years". Classic Empire , trained by Mark Casse, has endured his ups and downs since winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile a year ago. Todd Pletcher was born into horse racing, working as a child wi... [Full Article...]

Tanzania police say 35 killed as bus with students crashes

Tanzania police say 35 killed as bus with students crashes The bus was travelling to Karatu when it skidded off the road near the Mlera river. The final year primary pupils - commonly aged between 12 and 14 years old - were on their way to sit mock examinations ahead of seeking places at secondary school. [Full Article...]

House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

The US leader suffered a major setback in March after a vote on an earlier version of the American Health Care Act was dramatically cancelled at the last minute when it failed to gain enough Republican support. Republicans claim victory because the measure boosts military funding, breaking the longstanding Democratic position that new spending must be equally split among defense and non-defen... [Full Article...]

Tom Price: House health care bill just the 'first step' in reform

Children are still allowed to remain on their parents' policies until the age of 26. "I urge all Americans to call their senators and tell them to stand with the people they represent by voting no on the AHCA". Those taxes paid for Obamacare. Republicans are so incapable of taking appropriate action, that they think it the height of progress that they can pass anything, anything at all , out ... [Full Article...]

2 killed when cargo plane goes off runway in West Virginia

Airport officials confirmed that a pilot and co-pilot were killed in the crash. Eyewitnesses reported the plane going off of the runway and "over a hillside", according to ABC. The plane hit the runway sideways and rolled 150 feet down a hill, Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper told CNN affiliate WOWK-TV in Huntington. [Full Article...]

Funeral arrangements announced for fallen Iowa deputy

Funeral arrangements announced for fallen Iowa deputy Authorities say after receiving his sentence, Correa Carmenaty assaulted two deputies who were transporting two inmates and had just arrived at the jail. Council Bluffs officers found the van abandoned at the intersection of 2500 Avenue I a few minutes later. Police in Omaha, Nebraska pursued the suspect in the stolen Nissan Sentra after he dropped off a woman who was still in the vehicle. [Full Article...]

Trump leaves door open for military action against North Korea

Trump cast the launch as a direct snub of China, one of North Korea's only allies and a nation seen by the Trump administration as a potential United States ally in efforts to stamp out Pyongyang's nuclear program. "I don't think humanity today could bear it", he told reporters. In his CBS interview , Trump called Kim "a pretty smart cookie". Other top White House advisers, meanwhile, took ... [Full Article...]

Year later, charge dropped against Flint water official

Year later, charge dropped against Flint water official Now, even though public officials have been charged with felonies for so grossly handling the water crisis , it's the city's residents who are being abused once again. . Today, Flint's water supply is still toxic. "I got scared, for probably the first time since this all started this actually scared me", Melissa Mays , a Flint mother and water activist, told NBC25. [Full Article...]

Deal reached on funding government through Sept.

Deal reached on funding government through Sept. Successful votes later this week would also clear away any remaining threat of a government shutdown - at least until the October 1 start of the 2018 budget year. While the measure would peacefully end a battle over the current budget year, the upcoming cycle is sure to be even more hard. Here are the five important take-a-ways from the Congressional bill. [Full Article...]

Congress OKs short-term bill to avert shutdown

Congress OKs short-term bill to avert shutdown Trump himself unleashed a tweetstorm of criticism of Democrats involved in negotiations on the spending bill . A White House official replied that Democrats were making a mistake if they think the onus will be on Trump for health care. [Full Article...]

Recovery efforts underway following deadly storms in the South, Midwest

At least a half-dozen people remain hospitalized as rescue workers continue to search homes damaged by a rash of deadly tornadoes that struck rural communities east of Dallas. "Unfortunately, it's Mother Nature and I guess there's not much we can do about it", Sindel said. Enough rain can also fall farther east and south in the Central states to cause flooding in portions of Kentucky, Ohio, Loui... [Full Article...]

Beer in hand, man shoots 7 at San Diego pool party

The shooting was determined to be at the La Jolla Crossroads apartments . Selis remained seated and twice shot the man who was celebrating his birthday, according to Griffin, before turning his gun on the crowd. "Two African-American males were taken to an area hospital suffering from gunshot wounds, one Hispanic male suffering from a gunshot wound taken to an area hospital and then one Afric... [Full Article...]

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Spy Mission Delayed Over Sensor Issue

SpaceX strives to return most of its first- stage boosters for reuse. Sonic booms, as usual, rattled the area around the launch site. But the company has plans to launch as many as six more missions with used rockets this year . This is the second attempt of this national security mission for SpaceX , who scrubbed yesterday's launch when only one minute was left in Falcon 9's take-off. [Full Article...]

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...]


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