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Authorities Drop 33 Cases Against Pipeline Protesters

BISMARCK, N.D. — Authorities dropped nearly three dozen cases last month that stemmed from arrests of protesters against the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline, court records show. The Bismarck Tribune reported Saturday that prosecutors and judges dropped the 33 misdemeanor cases while another 14 were resolved by guilty pleas. Most of the cases dropped last […]
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Ryan reportedly vows to prevent government shutdown

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., reportedly told fellow GOP lawmakers Saturday that his main goal this week is to pass a stopgap spending bill that will keep the federal government open past April 28. Ryan, during the conference call, did not pledge to take up the health care bill and offered no specific plan on […]
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UC Berkeley students threaten to sue over Ann Coulter visit

Students at the University of California at Berkeley who invited conservative commentator Ann Coulter to speak on campus are threatening to sue the university if it does not find a proper time and venue for her to speak next week. Harmeet Dhillon, who represents the Berkeley College Republicans, said in letters sent Friday to UC […]
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1 dead after train strikes 2 men in Virginia

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. –  Police in Virginia say a man is dead after he and another man were hit by a CSX train. Fredericksburg Police say officials responded to the incident around 3:25 a.m. Saturday. Police say two men were taken to the hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries after being struck in Fredericksburg. Police say one […]
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US carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyers

TOKYO –  An American aircraft carrier heading toward the Korean Peninsula is conducting a joint exercise with Japanese naval ships in the Philippine Sea. The U.S. Navy said in a statement that two Japanese destroyers joined the USS Carl Vinson carrier and two other U.S. warships Sunday as they continued their journey north in the […]
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Man, 71, faces attempted murder charge in stepson's shooting

SANFORD, Fla. –  A 71-year-old Florida man has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of his step-son. The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2pS9l1L ) reports that arrest records show Thomas Lathrop of Sanford shot 31-year-old Frank Fort on Saturday at the family home. According to the records, Lathrop’s wife, Juanita, told police her son went […]
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White House Optimism on Shutdown Complicated by Trump Demands

The White House is preparing for the worst and hoping for the best as it plans for the possibility of a government shutdown next week. But the insistence on including many of President Donald Trump’s priorities in the government spending bill has added some roadblocks to a bipartisan effort to pass it. Both the president […]
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Judge Declines to Block Executions of 2 Arkansas Inmates

Arkansas death-row inmates Jack Harold Jones Jr., left, and Marcel Williams are scheduled for execution on April 24, 2017. Arkansas Department of Correction via AP Jones and Williams are the next two death row inmates scheduled to be put to death in a unprecedented schedule set by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson. The state originally planned […]
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Officials: 2 inmates found dead in cells in unrelated events

SOLEDAD, Calif. –  California prison authorities say two inmates were found dead in unrelated events at Salinas Valley State Prison. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said 22-year-old Cedric Saunders was found dead in his cell Saturday and that his death is being investigated as a homicide. It gave no other details. It says Saunders […]
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Trump Awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed Military Hospital

BETHESDA, Md. — President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump likely will award during his service as commander in chief of the U.S. military. “When I heard about this … I wanted to do it myself,” Trump said during a […]