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Melania said , "It has always been my belief that the nurturing and positive environment is vital to the health and well-being of all children". In February, the first lady of Japan, accompanied her husband to Washington , but Melania was noticeably absent.
  • Arkansas vows to keep pushing for executions despite setback

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    It is unknown how the fledgling judge voted, though the governor's office indicated that all nine justices discussed the issue for hours before coming to a decision . "The Department of Corrections' attention now shifts to the executions that are scheduled for Thursday", Graves said. Arkansas had been preparing to proceed with a series of killings this week before its stock of midazolam, one of three drugs used to kill inmates through lethal injection, reaches its expiry date, at the ...
  • Some veterans can go to CVS 'MinuteClinics' for minor illnesses

    Some veterans can go to CVS 'MinuteClinics' for minor illnesses

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    Our bipartisan legislation, which was also sponsored by Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman and Ranking Member, Senators Johnny Isakson and Jon Tester, eliminates the August 2017 expiration, streamlines the process between the VA and community providers, and reduces the burden on veterans and the community providers who serve them.
  • Lawyers: Don't rush Arkansas executions decision

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    District Judge Kristine Baker issued her stays on Saturday. Some states have barred the use of the drug, and courts have reached different decisions on what inmates would have to do to suggest alternative means of execution. In the case of lethal injections, the drug was used as part of a cocktail, and in some cases, replaced sodium thiopental or pentobarbital, Newsweek reported.
  • Man countersues Trump, says he urged Ky. protesters' removal

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

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    Bamberger filed a counter claim on Friday saying that he acted on Trump's "urging and inspiration". WDRB-TV reported that Alvin Bamberger says he was only following Trump's directions when he helped remove her. "Bamberger had no prior intention to act has he did", the attorneys wrote. "[Bamberger] denies that he assaulted that woman, lacks knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the woman's identity, and denies the characterization of his actions as "most aggressive" or ...
  • Daines and Tester divided on Gorsuch confirmation

    Daines and Tester divided on Gorsuch confirmation

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    The Senate change will apply to all future Supreme Court candidates as well, thus affecting how many votes a nominee needs to advance to a final confirmation vote. But McConnell and some of his allies argued that they were simply returning to a time not long ago when judicial filibusters were rarely practiced and Supreme Court filibusters essentially unheard of.
  • Iowa voters credit GOP lawmaker for opposing health bill

    Iowa voters credit GOP lawmaker for opposing health bill

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    Rebuffing President Donald Trump and Republican leaders on the GOP health care bill seemed like a major political misstep for Iowa Rep. David Young when he was punished by a political action committee linked to Speaker Paul Ryan . Had the Republican health bill passed, these people would have been stripped of their health care. Joining Dent and Meadows, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, is also getting in on the health care talks.
  • Lawyer: Dragged passenger 'poster child' for airline abuses

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    We want respect and we want dignity. Chicago runs the airport and the city's department of aviation employs the three officers who dragged Dao off the plane. His fellow passengers looked on, many of them filming the situation. It would seem that Dr. David Dao , the passenger forcefully removed from an April 9 United flight, is in need of reconstructive surgery as a result of injuries he sustained during the altercation.
  • Trump suggests Susan Rice unmasking requests may be criminal

    Trump suggests Susan Rice unmasking requests may be criminal

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    Rice's interview came amid a growing controversy that the Obama administration abused USA intelligence to spy on the Trump campaign and leak intelligence to the press to hurt Trump. The committee's chairman, Sen. Still, the White House has appeared to find other ways to promote the idea that Obama officials were conducting improper surveillance of Trump's team.
  • Twitter Wins Free Speech Battle After DHS Backs Down

    Twitter Wins Free Speech Battle After DHS Backs Down

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    Twitter has dropped a lawsuit it was poised to pursue against the United States 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.
  • Syria airstrikes: worldwide community reacts to U.S. bombing of airfield

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    Mr Trump said he had acted in America's "vital national security interest" to prevent the use of chemical weapons. This is how Britain's most high-profile politicians have reacted to the move. But Moscow has since been accused of targeting other rebel groups as well, and has continued to back up the Assad regime despite global condemnation.