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Customer fatally shoots man who killed sports bar manager

Customer fatally shoots man who killed sports bar manager

The shooting happened at the Zona Caliente Sports Bar in the 6500 block of South Cooper Street around 6:17 p.m. Cook says that customer was carrying a handgun under the Texas concealed handgun license program. "He made the decision to engage the shooter, fearing there would be other loss of life", Cook said. Employees and customers who were inside at the time will also be interviewed by detectives. Read More

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Advocacy group praises Trump's executive order on offshore drilling

Advocacy group praises Trump's executive order on offshore drilling

Bush's early 2009 creation (and Obama's 2014 expansion) of the Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument south and west of Hawaii - the largest marine protected area in the world. Trump campaigned on making the United States more energy self-sufficient. Nevertheless, the oil industry is praising the order. In addition to requiring a new five-year drilling plan , the order reverses Obama's decision to place parts of the Arctic permanently off limits to drilling. Read More

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Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, Russia, herself for 2016 loss

Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, Russia, herself for 2016 loss

Clinton said the Trump campaign "quite coordinated with the goals" of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the election, adding that Putin "certainly interfered in our election - to hurt me and help my opponent". Clinton pointed to the release of an old video tape on October 7 on which Trump is heard crudely discussing groping women, and how "within an hour or two" of the tapes release, the Russian theft of Clinton staffers' emails were made public on WikiLeaks. Read More

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1 dead, several hurt in U. of Texas stabbings

1 dead, several hurt in U. of Texas stabbings

Just prior to the stabbing, White wrote "Yahushua" on his Twitter account, the Hebrew name for Jesus, a term used by some Christian messianists seeking to return Christianity to its roots in Judaism. "At this time of this bad tragedy, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, and the families of this incredibly senseless attack, which attacks the entire UT campus and UT family". Read More

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Perdue Sworn in as USDA Secretary

Perdue Sworn in as USDA Secretary

Trump's corporate backers took notice - and took advantage of this administration's openness to influence: Koch Industries lobbied hard to help confirm Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Nestle lobbied for the nomination of Sonny Perdue . Read More

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Arkansas inmate convulses during deadline-beating execution

Arkansas inmate convulses during deadline-beating execution

If it goes through, Williams will be the state's fourth execution this month. Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days, ending a frantic schedule as the state's supply of lethal injection drugs expires at the end of April. Courts have blocked half of those, while three other death sentences have been carried out, including two back-to-back lethal injections Monday. His attorneys had filed a petition Thursday with the high court seeking additional case review, arguing that he was ... Read More

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Severe storms may put a damper on weekend

Severe storms may put a damper on weekend

Forecasters say the stormy weather could also affect parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. The main threats with any severe storms this weekend with be damaging winds and large hail. The front will return north Friday into Saturday. Between a tenth and quarter-inch of rain is possible. West-northwest winds are expected to be 20-30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 35 miles per hour are expected this afternoon. Read More

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Senate Confirms Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

Senate Democrats largely backed Perdue, even while criticizing President Trump for proposing a big cut to USDA's budget. Nebraska lawmakers in Washington , D.C. While literally hundreds of farm, ranch and agricultural groups endorsed Perdue's nomination as it came before the Senate , there were dissident voices, mostly outside the industry. Read More

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Unemployment continues its decline in the region

Unemployment continues its decline in the region

In 2016, 71 counties were above the comparable, unadjusted annual state unemployment of 5 percent, while 46 were below the state and three (Carroll, Meade and Crittenden counties) were the same rate. "While this is a positive economic indicator, there are thousands of good-paying jobs now available in IN that require in-demand skills". A total of 287 people was looking for work in March, down 21.4 percent from February (down 27.9 percent since March 2016). Read More

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Tennessee Amber Alert: Kidnapped teen back with family, lawyers say

Tennessee Amber Alert: Kidnapped teen back with family, lawyers say

Hotel companies alerted authorities that the two had checked into motels in Oklahoma City and Guymon, Oklahoma, but they were gone by the time police got the tips, the complaint says. Not immediately realizing that he was talking to a wanted fugitive and the subject of a nationwide Amber Alert, Barry says he took pity on the supposedly down-on-his-luck man and his "wife", giving him $40 in cash and buying $15 worth of gas. Read More

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Two More People Charged in Genital Mutilation Case

Two More People Charged in Genital Mutilation Case

District Court and will remain locked pending a detention hearing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, when a judge will decide whether to grant them bond or keep them behind bars. According to the complaint , some of the minor victims allegedly traveled inter-state to have Nagarwala perform the procedure, the report said. She also told investigators that her parents instructed her not to talk about the procedure because it was a secret. Read More

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Known DREAMer Deported Under President Trump

Even so, DACA enrollees are being targeted by immigration authorities. On the campaign trail, President Trump indicated he would deport anyone in the country illegally. The details of Montes' story have come under scrutiny since the publication of the USA Today piece. "We believe him", Nora Preciado, a staff attorney with the National Immigration Law Center , which is representing Montes, said in a statement . Read More

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Fort Wayne sees weekly dip in gas prices

Fort Wayne sees weekly dip in gas prices

That's nearly 30 cents higher than one year ago at this time. The area's gas prices are 39 cents a gallon higher that a year ago. Last year, Pittsburgh-area prices increased 73 cents from late-February to mid-June. OPEC and some non-OPEC countries have agreed to cut production to support oil prices. However, IEA noted in the absence of OPEC extending its production cuts, the second half of the year could be more volatile due to a tighter USA supply and lower global oil demand. Read More

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Cuomo, Hillary Make College 'Free' in New York...With Caveats

Cuomo, Hillary Make College 'Free' in New York...With Caveats

In this fashion, runaway tuition inflation has hindered access not only to private universities, but also to public colleges meant to provide a solid, affordable college education for in-state students. If students move out of the state the scholarship is converted to a loan to be repaid. "That could be a condition that might stump students, who might say, 'You know, I'm only getting $1,000 a year, I don't want to be locked into working in NY, because I may want to export and move to ... Read More

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Gorsuch takes Supreme Court seat after divisive confirmation

Gorsuch takes Supreme Court seat after divisive confirmation

Gorsuch's nomination should come as no surprise to the left, but they seem to forget that during the campaign, Trump shared a list of people he would nominate to the Supreme Court if he won. Senate Republicans invoked the "nuclear option" — allowing all future Supreme Court nominees to pass with a 51-vote simple majority instead of the previous 60-vote threshold. Read More

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Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions

Arkansas and at least a dozen other states with the death penalty have been keeping secret how and where they are getting the lethal drugs for their death chambers - information that had always been publicly available. Critics of the execution plan say midazolam, a sedative that is meant to mask the effects of drugs that will shut down the inmates' lungs and hearts, is unsuitable because it is not a painkiller and could subject them to a cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the United ... Read More

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Man countersues Trump, says he urged Ky. protesters' removal

Man countersues Trump, says he urged Ky. protesters' removal

Alvin Bamberger was recorded in a video last March pushing a woman, Kashiya Nwanguma, at a pro-Trump rally in Louisville, Kentucky. "If Bamberger is adjudged liable to Nwanguma for his actions, Trump and/or the Trump campaign should be adjudged liable to Bamberger in an equal sum, because Trump and/or the Trump campaign urged and inspired Bamberger to act as he did", read the lawsuit. Read More

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Firms object to drug use in Arkansas executions

The request was filed Wednesday on behalf of Don Davis and Bruce Ward whose executions are set for Monday night. Both corporations have policies to prevent supplies of their drugs ending up in the service of executions, for instance barring distributors from selling to prisons or delivering drugs to other middlemen. Read More

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Trump, Suggests Susan Rice Committed Crime, offering no evidence

Trump, Suggests Susan Rice Committed Crime, offering no evidence

Trump said in an interview with the New York Times . Rice correctly said in her interview that policymakers sometimes request to know the identities of Americans from NSA reports to understand these reports in certain circumstances. "I don't think Bill did anything wrong". Over at the even harder-left MSNBC, anchor Chris Matthews and analyst David Corn tried to outdo each other in implying base motives for the Rice coverage. Read More

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Twitter pulls lawsuit after US government backs down

Twitter pulls lawsuit after US government backs down

It was not immediately clear why the government had withdrawn the summons, or whether it had closed an investigation it said it was conducting. Twitter has dropped a lawsuit it was poised to pursue against the USA government after the Trump administration withdrew pressure it was putting on the tech giant to handover details of a user who had been critical of the President. Read More

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Dallas looking at why emergency sirens sounded in error

Dallas looking at why emergency sirens sounded in error

Dallas' 156 sirens, normally used to warn of tornadoes and other unsafe weather, were triggered at 11:42 p.m. CDT on Friday. Syed said that they had about 4,400 calls from about 11:30 p.m. "We had no malfunction". Vaz said his office had to carefully shut down the system to make sure they didn't inadvertently damage it and now have to wait for a thorough investigation to make sure it can't be hacked again. Read More

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Journey Wanted Singer Inducted Into Rock Hall

When the induction was announced on December 20, Journey guitarist Neal Shon told Rolling Stone he has not been in regular contact with Perry, but was hoping he would perform with the band at the ceremony. Following the ceremony, the band will take some time off and then spend May performing at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas before hitting the road again this summer. Read More

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Trump explains why he launched air strikes on Syria

Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, one of the European Union's governing bodies, vowed to work with the U.S.to end "brutality" in Syria and blasted the Assad administration's alleged chemical strikes as "barbaric". "The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!" "But unilateral military action without legal authorisation or independent verification risks intensifying a multi-sided conflict that has already killed ... Read More

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Border agency fields pitches for wall

Physical barriers may need to be built in order for certain technologies to operate, but overall the approach depends on the particular stretch of border, he said. "We confront sophisticated and adaptable adversaries and we are dedicated to maintaining our vigilance as we work to counter these threats to our national security", said Kelly, named to his post in January to oversee a DHS staff of 230,000. Read More

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Trump defends Fox News host O'Reilly as 'good person'

Following a joint news conference held by President Donald Trump and Jordan's King Abdullah II, a CNN panel convened to discuss the presser and other news that had recently hit. Following revelations of the sexual harassment settlements, advertisers have been fleeing his highly rated Fox News program. The National Organization for Women has called for him to be fired. Read More

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Federal judge blocks abortion ultrasound mandate

Federal judge blocks abortion ultrasound mandate

The bill , proposed March 3, would prohibit any UW or UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority employees from performing abortions , providing or receiving training in performing abortions outside of a hospital setting and providing any services in private facilities where abortions are performed, according to a statement from the Legislative Reference Bureau. Read More

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North Carolina Wins NCAA Basketball Championship

North Carolina Wins NCAA Basketball Championship

Kennedy Meeks, the man in the middle for North Carolina, finished with 7 points, four fouls and a huge blocked shot. But Williams-Goss almost carried Gonzaga home by himself. But at least the officiating was equally bad on both sides for most of the game, with the exception of this call in the game's final minute when North Carolina led by a single point. Read More

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Florida Senate's bill on Amendment 2 clears first committee

Florida Senate's bill on Amendment 2 clears first committee

It wasn't clear whether a flat tax proposal can pass as the Assessment and Taxation Committee voted Tuesday to send its bill to the Senate. The WV Medical Cannabis Act (SB 386) was up for passage Monday in the House. Those operating dispensaries would have to pay $10,000 each year to renew their permits. In addition to those proposed in Shott's amendment, Pushkin's amendment included more ways marijuana could be consumed, albeit with some limitations, including smoking, oils and edibles. Read More

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Indian Actress Is World's 2nd Most Beautiful Woman

Indian Actress Is World's 2nd Most Beautiful Woman

The Bollywood actress, who, with her endearing charm and her vivid, natural acting, is close to securing her place in Hollywood now, beat famous faces like Angelina Jolie, Emma Watson, Blake Lively and Michelle Obama to nab the honor. Her next stop is silver screen, she is now awaiting the release of her Hollywood debut film " Baywatch ", which is scheduled to hit screens on May 26. Read More

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In DC Visit, Egypt's El-Sissi To Test 'Chemistry' With Trump

In DC Visit, Egypt's El-Sissi To Test 'Chemistry' With Trump

When the two met in September, they walked away praising one another, with Sisi saying Trump shows "deep and great understanding" of the region. Al-Sisi said that when he met Trump in September, while he was a presidential candidate, he knew that he was meeting an extraordinary character, especially when it came to Trump's vision on combating terrorism. Read More

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President Engages in Twitter Offense on Russia Claims

President Engages in Twitter Offense on Russia Claims

He also questioned whether or not the brother of Clinton's campaign manager, John Podesta, had received money to help lift Russian sanctions and asked if Clinton knew about it. And Nick Merrill, who was Clinton's campaign spokesman, recently cast Trump's Twitter fixation on Clinton as an existential dilemma, asking Trump in a tweet : "Don't you have 300 million constituents to serve?" "It would be the electric chair, OK?" During the election, Trump went after Clinton at every chance ... Read More

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Texas, Louisiana brace for possible flooding and tornadoes

National Weather Service warned that it was a "particularly risky situation". The storm whipped up 100 miles per hour winds, according to the National Weather Service. Edwards said two unconfirmed tornadoes have already been reported in central Louisiana. The National Weather Service warned that severe thunderstorms "capable of strong tornadoes, extensive wind damage and very large hail" were forecast Sunday into Monday from eastern Texas to the Gulf Coast area. Read More

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'Itty Bitty' guard big in Bulldogs lore after UConn shocker

At the time , it was the worst defeat in tournament history. UConn's winning streak reached 111 games before Mississippi State shocked the world on Friday night. The result was a stunning instant classic, a riveting NCAA Final Four game that absolutely no one foresaw. "We talked about that with our kids". You now have the opportunity to start a new streak. Read More

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GOA Investigating Trump's Mar-a-Lago Trips

Sens. Tom Udall of New Mexico and Tom Carper of DE and Rep. Mike Quigley of IL are also co-sponsoring the bill. In a letter to Rep. Elijah Cummings, top Democrat on the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Government Accountability Office said Monday it would begin the inquiry into Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits "shortly", after Cummings and Democratic Sens. Read More

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