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New Orleans Government Begins Removal Of Confederate Monuments

Shortly after 1 a.m. Monday morning (April 24), New Orleans officials began the removal of one of four monuments in the city that pay homage to the Confederacy. The four statues will be initially moved to storage, then the city will look into relocating them to a museum or other location. He died in New Orleans in 1893. [Full Article...]

NPPC: Perdue 'very good' for United States agriculture

NPPC: Perdue 'very good' for United States agriculture Bailey Edenburn, Shelby County Farm Bureau manager, said no one doubts the enormity of the task facing Perdue. "Sonny Perdue is the kind of leader the pork industry, and the entire livestock industry, needs at the U.S. The Senate Agriculture Committee took up the nomination following Perdue's decision to take steps to avoid the appearance or real conflicts of interest. [Full Article...]

State lawmaker: Canada doesn't grasp urgency of milk crisis

Papers on U.S. President Donald Trump's Oval Office desk Thursday included this note, handwritten in permanent marker: "I want to end by saying I'm not happy about Canada and what they are doing to our N.Y. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau countered Thursday, contending all countries guard their agricultural industries for "good reasons". Trump has frequently criticized the free-trade agreement wit... [Full Article...]

In call with Trump, Xi urges 'restraint' on N. Korea

In call with Trump, Xi urges 'restraint' on N. Korea In a statement released late Friday, North Korea's Foreign Ministry accused Trump of driving the region into an "extremely risky phase" with the dispatch of the aircraft carrier and said the North was ready to stand up against any threat posed by the United States. [Full Article...]

Tables have turned? Top US Military Commander says Moscow arming the Taliban

Tables have turned? Top US Military Commander says Moscow arming the Taliban Abdullah Habibi, the Afghan defence minister, and a senior army chief resigned yesterday in the wake of the attack. Earlier on April 1, three security personnel were killed and six school children wounded after a suicide vehicle bomber targeted a military convoy in Khost, 150 km southeast of Kabul. [Full Article...]

Foundation Video Shows Obama Arriving at Chicago Facility

Obama said that the focus of his life outside of office will be the kind of work he did before entering politics, fostering leadership and grassroots engagement. He begins next week with a speech at the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation in Boston, where he'll accept the Profile in Courage Award, according to the New York Times . [Full Article...]

Student's graduation tweet about skeptical stepdad goes viral

Student's graduation tweet about skeptical stepdad goes viral But if he would have listened to his stepfather, Reeder may have never crossed the finish line. The day Daivon Reeder graduated from Eastern Michigan University was a lifelong dream, a dream he says was nearly shattered by his step-dad. [Full Article...]

Top Democrats order ranks to support abortion: 'This is not negotiable'

Perez on Friday said he, "fundamentally disagrees with Heath Mello's personal beliefs about women's reproductive health". A few days later he added in a speech : "One of the struggles that you're going to be seeing in the Democratic Party is whether we go beyond identity politics ". [Full Article...]

Obama Talks Youth Leadership Post Presidency

Longtime Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett said that Obama is "looking forward to getting involved again". It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career. He met privately Sunday with a group of at risk young men, talking about gang violence and opportunities for jobs . The couple plans to live in Washington until their ... [Full Article...]

Ann Coulter's backers at UC Berkeley file lawsuit

The university also had said Coulter would have to speak at midday, in a science hall located away from the central campus, rather than during the evening. The Coulter event was cancelled by school administrators on 19 April over fears that protesters and counter-protesters would hold violent clashes on and off campus. [Full Article...]

GOP Gov. Robert Bentley, Who Called Gay Marriage 'Social Experiment,' Resigns

GOP Gov. Robert Bentley, Who Called Gay Marriage 'Social Experiment,' Resigns Bentley", he said. When President Donald Trump nominated US Sen. Her earliest involvement in politics came during high school student when she served as lieutenant governor at Alabama Girls State, according to her official biography. Many positions are under review and those reviews began Tuesday. But almost 13 months after a bitter ex-state employee announced to the world that the Republican ... [Full Article...]

Trump pushes wall funding in spending dispute with Democrats

Trump pushes wall funding in spending dispute with Democrats He and his deputies have floated using payments for Obamacare subsidies insurers as leverage to get Democrats to vote for a bill with border wall funding. There was uncertainty whether Mr Trump would sign a spending bill which did not include the funding for the wall. The legislation would keep the government running through September 30, the end of the fiscal 2017 budget year. [Full Article...]

North Korea threatens to sink U.S. aircraft carrier

North Korea threatens to sink U.S. aircraft carrier Trump has vowed to prevent North Korea from being able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile and has said all options are on the table, including a military strike. CNN can not independently verify the newspaper's claims. Recently, erroneous and ambiguous statements by U.S. President Donald J. Trump and other senior officials led to widespread mis-reporting that the Vinson strike gro... [Full Article...]

Astronaut breaks record for most time in space by American

President Donald Trump is set to speak to the commander of the orbiting International Space Station Monday, the day she becomes the American astronaut to have spent the most time in space. She called the space station "a key bridge" between living on Earth and traveling into deep space, and she singled out the station's recycling system that transforms astronauts' urine into drinking water. [Full Article...]

Novice Democrat tops Georgia race, but faces runoff

Novice Democrat tops Georgia race, but faces runoff For his part, Ossoff said for weeks that his goal was to win outright Tuesday. Ossoff benefits from being the only serious Democrat candidate, while Republicans have seen infighting among their 11 candidates - including several with high-profile support and campaigns, including former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel , state Sen. [Full Article...]

Teacher accused of kidnapping to face federal charges in Tennessee

Teacher accused of kidnapping to face federal charges in Tennessee The U.S. Attorney's Office charges Cummins began a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student, lied about it, stole his wife's vehicle, and took the girl to Siskyiou County in northern California. "And the answer he gave me was that [Elizabeth] wanted to run away and she wanted to leave, and he didn't want her to go alone, so he went with her so that he could know that she was safe", Quinn sai... [Full Article...]

Firefighter captures moment girl falls from moving bus

Firefighter captures moment girl falls from moving bus One minute I'm just driving down the road, and the next minute I see a little girl swing over the door on this church bus and fall to the highway. Hanging on to it, is a 4-year-old girl. She soon regained consciousness, and Ciampoli moved her to a truck bed while checking her vitals. "Stuff like that is really heartbreaking", Ciampoli said. [Full Article...]

With Gorsuch, high court takes conservative tilt

The official oath administered during a public ceremony at the White house after a private ceremony in the High Court Justices' Conference Room. "I think this is a way to kind of humble people", said Kagan, who's sat on the committee for six years. [Full Article...]

Arkansas men set to be executed want stays for poor health

Arkansas men set to be executed want stays for poor health Williams was sent to death row in 1994 for the rape and murder of Stacy Errickson. Arkansas put Ledell Lee to death last week in its first execution since 2005. A federal judge on Friday rejected their request to stop the executions over their health concerns. Jones' lawyers say he suffers from diabetes and is on insulin, has high blood pressure, neuropathy and had one leg amputated below the ... [Full Article...]

First woman to run Boston Marathon does it again 50 years later

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon back in 1967 having registered for the race with the name "K.V. Switzer" to keep her gender unknown. I was terrified. I was scared. Inspired onlookers rushed to congratulate Granville, giving him hugs and cheering him on as he rushed to complete the race. [Full Article...]


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