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New Orleans takes down 1st of 4 Confederate statues

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Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments this morning, becoming the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy.

 

 

Nearing 100-day mark, Trump says milestone not 'meaningful'

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For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions.

 

 

Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigration

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The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants.

 

 

Senators seek data on Americans caught up in surveillance

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A Democratic privacy advocate and libertarian-minded Republican are asking the nation's top intelligence official to release more information about the communications of American citizens swept up in surveillance operations.

 

 

Mainstream politics shut out as Le Pen, Macron win in France

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French voters shut out the political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted for the runoff election between populist Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron.

 

 

Retirement for O'Reilly? He'll have other options

Posted 4/22/2017 in National

Chances are you haven't heard the last of Bill O'Reilly. He'll have options, and retirement seems unlikely.

 

 

Trump tells 'dreamers' to rest easy, targets criminals

Posted 4/22/2017 in National

Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump says, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies.

 

 

Attorneys general to Trump: Don't cut drug treatment funds

Posted 4/22/2017 in National

The top government lawyers from 19 states are telling President Donald Trump and the Republican leaders of Congress not to pass health insurance changes that would stop the flow of federal drug treatment money.

 

 

Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

Posted 4/22/2017 in National

Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall.

 

 

Busy year for protests could cost Washington millions

Posted 4/21/2017 in National

The major protests in Washington that have greeted President Donald Trump's first year in office are set to return in force, continuing an already expensive year for city officials who work to keep people safe during mass gatherings.

 

 

AP-NORC Poll: Black teens most active on social media apps

Posted 4/21/2017 in National

Teenagers and their technology are inseparable, but a new poll shows black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones -- which could explain why they're the biggest and most frequent users of mobile-friendly social media apps Snapchat and Instagram.

 

 

Gunfire sensors credited with quick arrest in Fresno rampage

Posted 4/21/2017 in National

Acoustic sensors mounted on lampposts and telephone poles picked up the crack of gunfire and rapidly enabled police to zero in on where it was coming from.

 

 

Missing Tennessee student found with teacher in California

Posted 4/21/2017 in National

After being missing for more than a month, a 15-year-old Tennessee girl was found near a cabin in a remote part of northern California and the 50-year-old teacher accused of kidnapping her was arrested, authorities said.

 

 

UC Berkeley flip-flops on Ann Coulter, proposes May date

Posted 4/21/2017 in National

University of California, Berkeley officials said Thursday they have a "grave concern" of violence on campus if Ann Coulter follows through on her vow to speak next week at the university.

 

 

Unusual April tropical storm forms far from land

Posted 4/21/2017 in National

A rare April tropical storm has formed over the north Atlantic.

 

 

Huge indeed: $107 million in donations for Trump's inaugural

Posted 4/20/2017 in National

It was huge. Big money from billionaires, corporations and a roster of NFL owners poured into Donald Trump's inaugural committee in record-shattering amounts -- to pull off an event that was considerably lower-key than previous inaugural celebrations.

 

 

Fox News Channel dismisses O'Reilly, its biggest star

Posted 4/20/2017 in National

Fox News Channel's parent company fired Bill O'Reilly on Wednesday following an investigation into harassment allegations, bringing a stunning end to cable news' most popular program and one that came to define the bravado of his network over 20 years.

 

 

Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study

Posted 4/20/2017 in National

Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.

 

 

Israeli defense officials: Assad still has chemical weapons

Posted 4/20/2017 in National

Syria still has up to three tons of chemical weapons, Israeli defense officials said Wednesday in the first specific intelligence assessment of President Bashar Assad's weapons capabilities since a deadly chemical attack earlier this month.

 

 

Arkansas execution plan again thrown into doubt

Posted 4/20/2017 in National

An aggressive effort by the state of Arkansas to carry out its first executions since 2005 stalled for the second time this week as courts blocked lethal injections planned for Thursday, prompting Gov. Asa Hutchinson to express frustration at legal delaying tactics.

 

 

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