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National monuments a 'massive federal land grab'

Zinke's review could lead to a recommendation that Trump rescind, resize or modify existing national monuments, and conservation groups say the order endangers monuments that should be permanently protected due to their beauty, wildlife and vulnerability. [Full Article...]

Homeland Security formally opening immigrant crime office

Homeland Security formally opening immigrant crime office The office will also not exclude helping undocumented immigrants who are themselves victims of crimes, an FAQ distributed at the event - where Kelly did not take questions - made clear. We're nearly 100 days into the Trump administration and we haven't yet gotten a full-on Muslim registry yet. Those rights and services are the same ones available to any crime victim, because that is how the law wo... [Full Article...]

Texas poised to pass 'sanctuary city' ban with jail penalty

Texas poised to pass 'sanctuary city' ban with jail penalty Hours into the debate , lawmakers passed an amendment to the bill that would allow local law enforcement officials to enquire about an individual's immigration status upon detainment, rather than strictly after an individual has been arrested. [Full Article...]

Why Ranchers and Farmers Are Cheering for Sonny Perdue

Why Ranchers and Farmers Are Cheering for Sonny Perdue Trump has nominated Florida International University College of Law dean Alexander Acosta, with Republicans planning to put him up to a confirmation vote as soon as this week. Mr Trump has proposed a 21% cut in US Department of Agriculture (USDA) programmes and has harshly criticised some worldwide trade deals, saying they have killed American jobs. [Full Article...]

Starbucks to Open Massive Roastery in Chicago

Starbucks to Open Massive Roastery in Chicago The Starbucks Reserve Roastery will open in 2019 at 646 N. Michigan Ave., now the home of Crate & Barrel's flagship store. Compared to its promised 43,000 square feet, the Chicago blueprint makes the Seattle Starbucks Roastery look tiny at just 15,000. [Full Article...]

Speed Limits Going Up On 900 Miles Of Michigan Road

Speed Limits Going Up On 900 Miles Of Michigan Road The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to post a new speed limit of 75 miles per hour on US-131 between M-57 in Cedar Springs and the end of the freeway in Manton. Long term, the increased limits may prompt road design changes and modifications of guardrails. Others say people already drive too fast and higher speed limits will encourage them to drive even faster. [Full Article...]

Holcomb vetoes hourly fee for public records searches

Holcomb vetoes hourly fee for public records searches Lawmakers approved a bill this session allowing legislative staffers to carry guns into the Statehouse. Bill opponents say the legislation would discourage a relatively new industry still in its infancy, while utilities contend that they must pay solar power generators more for their energy than it would cost to generate themselves. [Full Article...]

Katy Perry serving up "Bon Appetit" on Friday

Katy Perry serving up In the meanwhile, you can enjoy some cherry pie! Fans have speculated that the lines "Calm those hungry eyes", and "This pie is gonna hit that sweet tooth, boy", could be lyrics, and that the track may be released this week. We are intrigued about your new tune ( rumored to also feature Ariana Grande). Perry has kept details of her long-awaited fourth studio album close to her chest but previou... [Full Article...]

Tennessee lawmakers give final OK to Haslam's roads bill

Tennessee lawmakers give final OK to Haslam's roads bill The bill aims to start addressing a $10 billion backlog in Tennessee road and bridge projects. The House passed the bill last week after a dramatic five-hour debate but did not include an amendment adding property tax relief for veterans, the elderly and the disabled that was in the Senate version. [Full Article...]

Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley's May speaking date

Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley's May speaking date Further, the attorney's letter argues "The illegitimate time , place and manner restrictions imposed by the University will prejudicially limit, if not eviscerate, student access to the event, defeating its very objective, and depriving Berkeley students of a much-needed counterweight to the favored voices such as [Mexican President Vincente Fox], or [former Clinton administration member Mari... [Full Article...]

Funeral for Facebook shooting victim scheduled in Ohio

Funeral for Facebook shooting victim scheduled in Ohio Stephens, who had no prior criminal record, was not suspected in any other killings, Cleveland officials said. The McDonald's employee called police as Stephens proceeded down the drive-thru, DuCharme said. Facebook said it removed the video of the shooting 23 minutes after learning of it. "Once a piece of content is reported by users as inappropriate, it is typically reviewed within 24 hours", ... [Full Article...]

Justice Neil Gorsuch's First Day on the Job

President Donald Trump's appointee Neil Gorsuch on Monday showed himself to be a frequent and energetic questioner during U.S. Supreme Court arguments in his first day hearing cases as a justice, at one point even apologizing for talking too much. [Full Article...]

Democratic Party rides coattails of Bernie Sanders's popularity

Democratic Party rides coattails of Bernie Sanders's popularity Sander's appearance comes as Democratic parties nationwide are trying to appeal to the working class in states including ME, where a resurgent Republican Party in the last decade has gained ground in rural communities roiled by the closing of paper mills and sluggish economic growth. [Full Article...]

Suspect who died in Seattle officer shooting named

Suspect who died in Seattle officer shooting named Two police officers were injured after being shot in Seattle , Washington, on Thursday, April 20, after they responded to a robbery near Western Avenue and Madison Street. The suspects fled, and one shot at police, who returned fire, she said. One officer was shot in the chest but their vest stopped the bullet, Best said. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders, DNC Chair Visit Deep-Red Kentucky

Bernie Sanders, DNC Chair Visit Deep-Red Kentucky Currently, Sanders is taking part in a " unity tour " with the Democratic National Committee's new chairman, Tom Perez. Both Sanders and DNC Chair Tom Perez will make the stop to Miami as part of a nine-state tour to champion raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, combating climate change, pay equity for women and making colleges and universities tuition free. [Full Article...]

Despite passenger-dragging nightmare, United execs are upbeat about airline's prospects

Dao received a concussion and a broken nose and had two of his teeth knocked out. United has been pummelled on social media - #BoycottUnited is a popular hashtag - and late-night television. The boost is part of the airline industry's response to the global outrage sparked by last week's violent removal of a customer from a United Airlines Chicago flight after he resisted being "bumped" ... [Full Article...]

Cleveland officer in Tamir Rice shooting 'did not know was kid'

Cleveland officer in Tamir Rice shooting 'did not know was kid' I don't know if I was in or out of the vehicle. A grainy surveillance video shows Loehmann shooting Tamir nearly simultaneously with the cruiser's arrival, leaving questions about how Tamir could have heard anything through the closed windows of the cruiser as it sped toward him. [Full Article...]

Keeping government running trumps Trump's wall

Keeping government running trumps Trump's wall Trump made the wall a major element of his presidential campaign, touting its ability to help curb the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs into the United States. "But a 2,200-mile wall, I don't think there's a whole lot of support for it". Asked specifically whether Trump's border wall should be part of the bill, Davis said, "Let's not speculate on what the package is going to look like". [Full Article...]

Dale Jr. to retire at end of season

He might be an old punk now, as he is in his 40s but still making his own way as a third-generation driver. He says he plays to stay involved in racing at some level after he's done driving. joins the club Sunday . If we are trying to manufacture it, that's how it is going to be seen. We've had some odd luck, but when the luck's been there, the results have been there. [Full Article...]

A narrow win for US Republicans in first post-Trump election

A narrow win for US Republicans in first post-Trump election If Trump's approval rating stays at around 40%, Democrats will be projected to win the generic House ballot by about ten points. Chris Reeves, a Daily Kos member and Democratic National Committee member from Kansas, said a close race would bolster the party's hopes in other states. [Full Article...]


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