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  • Bus carrying 26 kids on DC field trip overturns on I-95

    Bus carrying 26 kids on DC field trip overturns on I-95

    Multiple fire companies, Maryland state police and other first responders assisted at the scene, including a bus full of Philadelphia police recruits. The crash took place around 9:30 a.m., closing all lanes of I-95 in both directions, the Maryland Transportation Authority said. Along with the children, there were three chaperones and a driver on board.

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  • Lost in the Wilderness: Madeline Connelly recounts her 6 day survival

    Lost in the Wilderness: Madeline Connelly recounts her 6 day survival

    Two Bear Air Rescue flew her out, although she had offered to hike out, they said. "I got lost", she said. "We're very positive", Michael Connelly said. "She loves it. It's where she's most comfortable", said Laura Maychruk, who lives near the Connelly family in River Forest. That's what's so great about River Forest and this community.

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  • EPA's Pruitt recuses himself from environmental lawsuits

    EPA's Pruitt recuses himself from environmental lawsuits

    An EPA spokesman told The New York Times that the administration "believes we should have people on this board who understand the impact of regulations on the regulated community". Ryan Jackson, Pruitt's chief of staff, noted in an email that all the board members whose terms are not being renewed could reapply for their positions.

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  • Fallen North Las Vegas officer honored in Nevada capital

    Fallen North Las Vegas officer honored in Nevada capital

    Early arrival is encouraged. After families were escorted to their seats, the ceremony began. At one point, the two groups joined together to recite the Pennsylvania State Police Call of Honor. "We are the model for community policing in this country and I can say that with a lot of confidence", he said. "But by the very nature of the work troopers do, how the safety and well-being of others is paramount, and how they rush to danger as others go the other way, it all but ensures there will ...

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  • Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka to leave White House over extremist links

    Gorka's family has been accused of having ties to a far-Right and antisemitic group in Hungary, though he has rejected the accusations. Assuming the reports are accurate, it's highly unlikely that Gorka is leaving the White House by choice, particularly following a Buzzfeed report last week that suggested he lacked the necessary security clearance to even be a national security adviser.

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  • Hannity defends Fox News president Shine amid report

    Hannity defends Fox News president Shine amid report

    Shine - a co-defendant in Julie Rodinsky's sexual discrimination suit, Andrea Tartaro's workplace harassment suit, and Kelly Wrights's racial discrimination suit - reportedly asked James and Lachlan Murdoch , Fox News' CEO and chairman, respectively, to release a public statement of support this week.

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  • Pentagon watchdog probes Flynn payments

    In a letter sent to the acting secretary of the Army , Republican House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz requested that "in light of these apparent violations" the Army establish a way for Mr Flynn to repay the hundred of thousands of dollars that he received from the governments of Russian Federation and Turkey.

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  • White House says vote on healthcare plan may not come for weeks

    White House says vote on healthcare plan may not come for weeks

    Kaiser says premiums would go up more in the 19 states that have declined to expand Medicaid because the CSRs help individuals in those states who earn between $11,880 and $16,400. But the Kaiser study modeled what might happen if companies stayed in the market even without government reimbursement for their cost-sharing expenses.

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  • Arkansas Set to Execute Another Inmate After Possible Botched Execution

    Arkansas Set to Execute Another Inmate After Possible Botched Execution

    The AP reports that Williams was pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m. He was convicted in 1997 of murdering Stacy Errickson in November 1994. VARNER, Ark. Both men had been found guilty of violent rape and murder of women, though their attorneys argued not enough had been done to defend both men during their trials, nor bring up pertinent evidence about their mental state and background which might have spared them the death penalty.

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  • Trump Names Retired Marine Corps General To Lead Secret Service

    Trump Names Retired Marine Corps General To Lead Secret Service

    Pacific Command, among others. "Mr. Alles served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 35 years, retiring in 2011 as a Major General". A 2014 review of the Secret Service found it was an "insular agency" in need of an outsider to lead it. Jim Mattis to be his defense secretary, then asked retired Marine Gen. John Kelly to take over the Department of Homeland Security. Clancy guided the 151-year-old agency through that period and during the intense 2016 presidential campaign, and his decision to ...

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  • Teacher to return to Tennessee to face charges

    Teacher to return to Tennessee to face charges

    Tennessee teen Elizabeth Thomas and her former teacher , Tad Cummins, were were found in one of these two cabins pictured in rural Siskiyou County, California, on April 20, 2017. During 38 days on the run, Cummins tried to avoid detection by switching license plates on a 2015 Nissan Rogue he stole from his wife and disabling its GPS system, authorities said.

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  • DC charter school for at-risk students could be shut down

    DC charter school for at-risk students could be shut down

    No cuts are being proposed for the upcoming school year. Thursday night, the Cobb school board voted 6-1, with Cobb school board member Susan Thayer opposing, to not renew the school's charter despite several parents and school officials from the International Academy of Smyrna emailing, calling and talking with the school board members.

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  • Unemployment rates fall to record lows in 4 US states

    Unemployment rates fall to record lows in 4 US states

    The sector also lost 5,000 jobs between March of a year ago and this March. "Unemployed Iowans continued to leave the labor force in March", Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend said in a statement. Unemployment rates were lower than the statewide average in the state's three principal metro areas of Portland, Lewiston and Bangor, the department said.

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Arkansas' Request To Carryout Execution

    U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Arkansas' Request To Carryout Execution

    The Republican governor had set an aggressive schedule of eight executions by the end of April, when the state's supply midazolam, a key lethal injection drug, expires. "There are five scheduled executions remaining with nothing preventing them from occurring, but I will continue to respond to any and all legal challenges brought by the prisoners", Rutledge said.

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  • Facts about Justice Neil Gorsuch and the Supreme Court

    Like the best man at a wedding who insists on embarrassing the groom, Donald Trump took some time away from threatening additional air strikes in Syria to offer a few words on the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch. First up for Gorsuch and the full-bench court will be a case out of Missouri involving a church's claim that its religious freedom is being violated by the state's ban on public money going to religious organizations.

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  • Federal Judge Issues Order to Halt Arkansas Executions

    Federal Judge Issues Order to Halt Arkansas Executions

    Two others won stays of execution from state courts, leaving six of the original petitioners now in line for their executions to be carried out. A federal judge could further upend the plans, with a possible ruling on Saturday on whether to halt the executions over the inmates' complaints about the compressed timetable and the use of a controversial sedative in the lethal injections.

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  • Suspect arrested in killing of jogger Vanessa Marcotte

    Suspect arrested in killing of jogger Vanessa Marcotte

    Angel Cordero Ortiz, 31, is the name of the suspect reportedly arrested. Her body was found in a remote, wooded area a half mile away later that evening. Prosecutors have charged Colon-Ortiz with aggravated assault, aggravated assault and battery, and assault with the intent to rape. Police later visited the driver's residence, and eventually obtained a voluntary DNA sample through a mouth swab.

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