North Korea missile launch fails: Seoul

It came a day after North Korea displayed almost 60 missiles - including what is suspected to be a new intercontinental ballistic missile - at a parade to mark the 105th birthday of its founder Kim Il-Sung. We have spent many millions on missile defense against adversaries who would never launch against us and radiation detection in ports that adversaries would never use. [Full Article...]

Arkansas inmates ask appeals court to review part of ruling

First, she filed an emergency motion with the Arkansas Supreme Court seeking reconsideration of a lower court's halt of inmate Bruce Ward's execution, which her office said was "without merit". Friday and early Saturday delivered blows to the state's unprecedented execution effort. "Minutes matter during an execution", the opinion says. In his other state Supreme Court race in 2006, Griffen chal... [Full Article...]

Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Admits He's Just Putting on a 'Performance'

Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Admits He's Just Putting on a 'Performance' For what it's worth, Jones later recanted and apologized for starting the Pizzagate controversy, the conspiracy theory that alleged a Washington, D.C., pizza parlor was a front for a child sex-trafficking ring connected to 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her former campaign chairman, John Podesta. [Full Article...]

Search widens for Facebook murder suspect

On Sunday night officers searched dozens of locations based on leads "to no avail", police said. Cleveland's police chief is telling residents to be careful. Police have launched a manhunt to capture Stephens, who called himself "Stevie Steve" on Facebook. A manhunt is underway in OH and surrounding states for a man accused of posting a Facebook video as he gunned down an elderly man. [Full Article...]

Kenyans Kirui, Kiplagat win 121st Boston Marathon

Fifty years ago, she was the first woman to officially compete in and finish the event. Runners in the Boston Marathon had high temperatures to deal with. She won the New York City marathon in 1974. Fortunately, the progress has continued. The field started at 9:32 a.m. While attending Syracuse University she practiced with the men's cross country team, where she met coach Arnie Briggs, wh... [Full Article...]

Sliding home: Jackie Robinson gets statue at Dodger Stadium

Sliding home: Jackie Robinson gets statue at Dodger Stadium A statue of Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play in the major leagues, was unveiled at Dodger Stadium on Saturday afternoon. "Jackie Robinson is a true hero who continues to influence our lives 70 years later by his actions and words both on and off the field", said Assemblymember Chris Holden. [Full Article...]

Demonstrators in Chicago Demand Trump Release Tax Returns

Demonstrators in Chicago Demand Trump Release Tax Returns Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said there's nothing to prevent Trump from releasing his tax returns and that "the simple truth is he's got a lot to hide". At least 21 people were arrested at a march in Berkeley, California where hundreds had gathered in separate rallies. And last October, The New York Times reported that Trump had declared a US$916 million loss on his 1995 federal tax return, citing... [Full Article...]

Russian, Iranian presidents denounce United States strikes against Syria

In a letter to Congress on Saturday, Trump said his aim was to "degrade the Syrian military's ability to conduct further chemical weapons attacks and to dissuade the Syrian regime from using or proliferating chemical weapons, thereby promoting the stability of the region and averting a worsening of the region's current humanitarian catastrophe". [Full Article...]

Jackie Robinson statue unveiled at Dodger Stadium

The Dodgers honored the legacy of Jackie Robinson on Saturday, debuting an eight-foot, 800-pound bronze sculpture of the Hall of Famer in a special ceremony preceding their game against the Diamondbacks. "My grandfather was a Dodgers fan, I think every African-American male growing up in that time was a Dodgers fan". "As an African-American, their actions and choices in life have an impact on my l... [Full Article...]

FBI Reportedly Monitored Trump Campaign Adviser For Russia Contacts

Page participated in three dinners held for campaign foreign policy advisers. 'Something may have come up in a convers- I have no recollection, ' he said. But it's quite possible that the Federal Bureau of Investigation from this intercept and, perhaps, from others has a different view of Page and his relationship with the Russians. [Full Article...]

Trump's son-in-law lands 16km from Mosul

Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, has no diplomatic, military, or foreign policy experience. Spicer confirmed Kushner's visit to NPR's Tamara Keith early Monday. Maybe that's why the Senate Intelligence Committee plans to question Kushner in the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the us election - and Kushner's meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey I. [Full Article...]

Sessions: Congress will fund Trump's border wall

He said toughened criminal immigration enforcement is in line with the priorities of President Donald Trump, whom Sessions credited for drop in undocumented border crossings - including a 40 percent decrease from January to February. Felony prosecutions should also be considered if there is one prior illegal entry conviction and there are aggravating circumstances such as gang membership or a fe... [Full Article...]

Trump's strategist Bannon loses seat on National Security Council

The aide said Mr Bannon was only given a seat on the NSC to keep an eye on National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , who was sacked in February. Flynn resigned after it was revealed that he falsely denied that he had discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, when in fact they had. [Full Article...]

Federal Judge Approves Consent Decree To Overhaul Baltimore Police

But like a misguided paternalist, Attorney General Jeff Sessions tried to delay approval of a consent decree between the Justice Department and the city to bring badly needed reforms to the Baltimore Police Department. The Civil Rights Division launched the investigation after the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray while in police custody in 2015. "I have grave concerns that some provisi... [Full Article...]

Alabama GOP left to regroup after Gov. Bentley debacle

Alabama GOP left to regroup after Gov. Bentley debacle The charge stemmed from Bentley's use of campaign funds previous year to pay almost $9,000 in legal bills for his then-political adviser Rebekah Mason. "I explained to Gov. Bentley it would be a crime if he has used state resources to facilitate a relationship or if he used campaign funds to facilitate the relationship", Collier told reporters at a news conference. [Full Article...]

Trump Will Spend Easter Weekend at Mar-a-Lago

Trump added when pressed on his schedule. 'Well then, I guess I'll be back next week'. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says it has spent $3.5 million on security for President Trump since he was elected. Trump said Syrian president Bashar Assad was behind the attack. "We're very honored to have the president here, but at the same time, his travel here is such high frequency he's not vis... [Full Article...]

Pro-Trump, anti-Trump protesters clash in Berkeley, California

Pro-Trump, anti-Trump protesters clash in Berkeley, California The rule prohibited anything from the park that could be used as a weapon. One bank boarded up its ATMs before the rally as a precaution. Berkeley's city manager just approved an administrative rule banning things used as weapons such as pepper spray, rocks and sticks. [Full Article...]

Rep. Kevin Cramer on Gorsuch confirmation

Rep. Kevin Cramer on Gorsuch confirmation Gorsuch had initially failed to garner the 60 votes normally required following a Democratic filibuster on Thursday. Still, Democrats were aghast. Sen. "Our democracy simply can not afford a Supreme Court Justice who may bring his own political views into the courtroom". As a outcome of the outrageous political maneuvering of Senate Republicans, the legitimacy of the Supreme Court itself is ... [Full Article...]

Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court Democrats in states President Donald J. Trump won big began to bail on their party's leadership, but it wasn't enough to get past the procedural vote known as " cloture " the opposition used to block an up-or-down vote. The seat earmarked for Garland is now going to Gorsuch, after Trump was made President. Then-president Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland as Scalia's replacement, but McC... [Full Article...]

The Senate Confirmed Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court Justice

The Senate Confirmed Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court Justice In 2013, frustrated over the Republican blockade of Obama's judicial and executive branch nominees, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid changed the rules to lower the 60-vote threshold for confirmation of executive branch appointees and lower court nominees. [Full Article...]

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