‘I Don’t Get Confused.’ Nikki Haley Fires Back at White House After Russia Sanctions Comment

‘I Don’t Get Confused.’ Nikki Haley Fires Back at White House After Russia Sanctions Comment (PALM BEACH, Fla.) — The new White House economic adviser apologized Tuesday to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley after suggesting she was suffering from “momentary confusion” when she announced over the weekend that new sanctions against Russia were imminent. Haley had fired back at Larry Kudlow, saying, “With all due respect, I don’t get confused.” A White House official said Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, called Haley to apologize Tuesday afternoon in an effort to mend fences. The…
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Angels’ Ohtani lasts only 2 innings vs Boston in 3rd start

Angels’ Ohtani lasts only 2 innings vs Boston in 3rd start ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani’s third start for the Los Angeles Angels has lasted only two innings. The Angels pulled the Japanese two-way sensation early Tuesday night after he yielded three runs and four hits while struggling with his control against the AL-leading Boston Red Sox. Ohtani gave up a leadoff homer to Boston’s […] Full Story
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Tennessee House passes $37.5 million budget

Tennessee House passes $37.5 million budget NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee House passed a $37.5 billion budget, but only after arguments over whether to take money away from the city of Memphis as punishment for removing Confederate Statues last year. Gov. Bill Haslam asked for $211.8 million more for K-12 education, including $55.1 million for teacher pay raises. He added […] Full Story
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Wednesday’s TV highlights: ‘Bill Nye: Science Guy’ on ‘POV’ and more

Wednesday's TV highlights: 'Bill Nye: Science Guy' on 'POV' and more SERIES Riverdale The gang prepares to perform in a musical version of the Stephen King thriller “Carrie” on a new episode of the mystery drama. 8 p.m. KTLA Nova The new two-hour episode, “Decoding the Weather Machine,” checks in with scientists around the world who are working toward a better understanding... Full Story
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Wednesday’s TV highlights: ‘Bill Nye: Science Guy’ on ‘POV’ and more

Wednesday's TV highlights: 'Bill Nye: Science Guy' on 'POV' and more SERIES Riverdale The gang prepares to perform in a musical version of the Stephen King thriller “Carrie” on a new episode of the mystery drama. 8 p.m. KTLA Nova The new two-hour episode, “Decoding the Weather Machine,” checks in with scientists around the world who are working toward a better understanding... Full Story
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Dodgers call up utility infielder Max Muncy

Dodgers call up utility infielder Max Muncy The Dodgers continued to shuffle through options for the margins of their roster on Tuesday, calling up utility infielder Max Muncy and optioning another utility infielder, Breyvic Valera, back to the minors. The team viewed Muncy as a viable option at third base as Logan Forsythe recovers from... Full Story
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Dodgers call up utility infielder Max Muncy

Dodgers call up utility infielder Max Muncy The Dodgers continued to shuffle through options for the margins of their roster on Tuesday, calling up utility infielder Max Muncy and optioning another utility infielder, Breyvic Valera, back to the minors. The team viewed Muncy as a viable option at third base as Logan Forsythe recovers from... Full Story
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NBA playoffs: DeMar DeRozan scores 37, Raptors beat Wizards 130-111; Celtics roll over Bucks

NBA playoffs: DeMar DeRozan scores 37, Raptors beat Wizards 130-111; Celtics roll over Bucks DeMar DeRozan matched his career playoff-high with 37 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 19 points and 14 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 130-119 on Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 lead in a playoff series for the first time in franchise history. Kyle Lowry had 13 points and... Full Story
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NBA playoffs: DeMar DeRozan scores 37, Raptors beat Wizards 130-111; Celtics roll over Bucks

NBA playoffs: DeMar DeRozan scores 37, Raptors beat Wizards 130-111; Celtics roll over Bucks DeMar DeRozan matched his career playoff-high with 37 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 19 points and 14 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 130-119 on Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 lead in a playoff series for the first time in franchise history. Kyle Lowry had 13 points and... Full Story
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Canelo Alvarez bound for reckoning before Nevada commission

Canelo Alvarez bound for reckoning before Nevada commission The Nevada Athletic Commision will meet Wednesday to determine if Canelo Alvarez will have his mandated one-year suspension reduced to six months after testing positive for the banned performance-enhancing substance Clenbuterol in February. The reduction in the suspension would then open the possibility... Full Story
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Canelo Alvarez bound for reckoning before Nevada commission

Canelo Alvarez bound for reckoning before Nevada commission The Nevada Athletic Commision will meet Wednesday to determine if Canelo Alvarez will have his mandated one-year suspension reduced to six months after testing positive for the banned performance-enhancing substance Clenbuterol in February. The reduction in the suspension would then open the possibility... Full Story
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Which Has The Bigger Economy: Texas Or Russia?

Which Has The Bigger Economy: Texas Or Russia? You’ve no doubt heard that everything’s bigger in Texas. That’s more than just a trite expression, and I’m not just saying that because Texas is home to U.S. Global Investors. Want to know how big Texas really is? Let’s compare its economy with that of Russia, the world’s largest country by area. Full Story
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Ex-bank executive in Kentucky sentenced to federal prison

Ex-bank executive in Kentucky sentenced to federal prison ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky bank executive accused of defrauding a bank of more than a million dollars has been sentenced to upward of four years in federal prison. The Independent reports Martin Ross was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in December. The former senior vice president at Town Square Bank was accused […] Full Story
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East Bay fault is ‘tectonic time bomb,’ more dangerous than San Andreas, new study finds

East Bay fault is 'tectonic time bomb,' more dangerous than San Andreas, new study finds The San Andreas has long been the quake fault California fears the most. But new research shows that a much less well-known fault running under the heart of the East Bay actually is more dangerous, both in terms of the deaths a big quake could produce and damage. We go to the East Bay to examine. Full Story
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Man charged in 2000 Chicago arson fire that killed 2 women

Man charged in 2000 Chicago arson fire that killed 2 women CHICAGO (AP) — A Wisconsin man is charged with murder in the deaths of two women during a Chicago liquor store arson fire 18 years ago. Lemanuel Jackson of Green Bay is the third person charged in the deaths of 39-year-old Annie Reed and 25-year-old Hatari Smith on Nov. 25, 2000. The 46-year-old Jackson was […] Full Story
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Little Brown Bat named Chicago’s official mammal

Little Brown Bat named Chicago’s official mammal CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago may be known for Bulls, Bears and Cubbies, but the city has decided its official mammal is a tiny critter that’s tough to see much less root for. In a news release, Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo says the city is naming the little brown bat as the city’s “Official Mammal for […] Full Story
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East St. Louis hires its first police officer in 5 years

East St. Louis hires its first police officer in 5 years EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — The police department in East St. Louis, Illinois has hired an officer for the first time in five years. The Belleville News-Democrat reports Jason Boyd was sworn in by Mayor Emeka Jackson-Hicks last week. Despite a desire to hire more police officers, the city has been hindered in its […] Full Story
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Barbara Bush, the No-Nonsense First Lady Who Ran the Family That Ran the Country, Dies at 92

Barbara Bush, the No-Nonsense First Lady Who Ran the Family That Ran the Country, Dies at 92 Barbara Bush was as grounded as any First Lady, a down-to-earth realist planted firmly between two high-flying stars: Nancy Reagan of the rail-thin coiffed good looks, rarely seen children, and adoring gaze; and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the two-for-the-price-of-one lawyer who let it be known she wouldn’t be staying home and baking cookies. But she proved to be a national force, worth every penny we didn’t pay her. Inside the White House of her husband George H. W. Bush,…
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Idaho GOP candidates clash in lieutenant governor debate

Idaho GOP candidates clash in lieutenant governor debate BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican hopefuls in Idaho’s crowded lieutenant governor race attempted to distinguish what made them uniquely qualified to run for the open position during a debate that saw sharp exchanges between candidates seeking the seat. Five GOP lieutenant governor candidates met Tuesday for a televised debate before the upcoming May 15 primary […] Full Story
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Will Trump Make a Bad Deal With North Korea?

Will Trump Make a Bad Deal With North Korea? As the Trump Administration moves closer to talks with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, fears are mounting from allies and U.S. national security officials on whether President Donald Trump can secure a landmark nuclear deal without giving away too much. In between meetings with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the ornate halls of Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday, Trump revealed that the U.S. is in direct talks at “extremely high levels” with North Korean officials. The Washington Post reported that Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State,…
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Come back in 9999, last-minute online tax filers told

Come back in 9999, last-minute online tax filers told The technology failure essentially brought the nation’s tax machinery to a halt on a day when millions of Americans were expected to file their tax returns, undermining the Trump administration’s plan to use Tax Day to promote its recent $1.5 trillion tax overhaul. Full Story
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NBA playoffs: DeMar DeRozan scores 37, Raptors beat Wizards 130-111

NBA playoffs: DeMar DeRozan scores 37, Raptors beat Wizards 130-111 DeMar DeRozan matched his career playoff-high with 37 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 19 points and 14 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 130-119 on Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 lead in a playoff series for the first time in franchise history. Kyle Lowry had 13 points and... Full Story
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Attention women: Your choice of blood pressure medicine may affect your risk of pancreatic cancer

Attention women: Your choice of blood pressure medicine may affect your risk of pancreatic cancer In findings with potentially broad implications for the public’s health, new research has found that some women who treat their high blood pressure with a class of drugs that relaxes the blood vessels were more likely to develop pancreatic cancer than those who use other hypertension medications.... Full Story
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Starbucks is turning to a type of workplace training that ‘really took off after Ferguson’

Starbucks is turning to a type of workplace training that 'really took off after Ferguson' Starbucks, battling an uproar over two black men who were arrested while waiting at one of the coffee chain's stores last week, said Tuesday it would close more than 8,000 of its company-owned stores in the United States for several hours on May 29 to provide "racial bias" training for nearly 175,000... Full Story
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‘He Held Her Hand All Day.’ George H.W. Bush ‘Broken-Hearted’ After the Death of Barbara Bush

‘He Held Her Hand All Day.’ George H.W. Bush ‘Broken-Hearted’ After the Death of Barbara Bush Former First Lady Barbara Bush died on Tuesday at the age of 92, leaving behind her husband of 73 years, President George H.W. Bush. The President was “broken-hearted to lose his beloved Barbara,” Jean Becker, the chief of staff for George H.W. Bush’s office said in a statement. “He held her hand all day today and was at her side when [she] left this good earth,” Becker said. “Obviously this is a very challenging time. But it will not…
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California plan linking new housing to public transit rejected by state lawmakers

California plan linking new housing to public transit rejected by state lawmakers A robust effort to attack California’s housing shortage was rejected Tuesday by a state legislative panel at the Capitol, felled in part by opponents who argued that it treated small cities and large ones like San Francisco the same way. The defeat for Senate Bill 827 came in its first legislative... Full Story
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CIA Director Mike Pompeo Met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea, U.S. Officials Say

CIA Director Mike Pompeo Met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea, U.S. Officials Say (WASHINGTON) — Two U.S. officials say CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un. Pompeo’s trip to the isolated communist nation came in advance of a potential summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. The officials spoke anonymously about Pompeo’s trip because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly. Trump said Tuesday that the U.S. and North Korea were holding direct talks at “extremely high levels” in preparation for a possible…
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Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo lightens comments calling for fewer games: ‘It’s just me talking as a normal person’

Cubs' Anthony Rizzo lightens comments calling for fewer games: 'It's just me talking as a normal person' Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo tapped the brakes on comments he made Tuesday on his weekly radio appearance suggesting the regular season be trimmed from 162 games. Rizzo, who was activated from the 10-day disabled list, told ESPN 1000 host David Kaplan that “I think we play too much baseball,”... Full Story
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Steven Spielberg Will Produce World War II Action Adventure Film ‘Blackhawk’

Steven Spielberg Will Produce World War II Action Adventure Film ‘Blackhawk’ (LOS ANGELES) — Steven Spielberg is flying into the DC Universe with the World War II action adventure “Blackhawk.” Warner Bros. Chairman Toby Emmerich says Tuesday that the legendary filmmaker will produce and may direct the film for the studio. The “Blackhawk” series started in 1941 and follows a group of ace WWII-era pilots as they fight evils, including the Axis powers. “Jurassic Park” and “War of the Worlds” screenwriter David Koepp is writing the script. Spielberg recently collaborated with Warner Bros. on the…
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Shark attacks cause cancellation of World Surf League event

Shark attacks cause cancellation of World Surf League event PERTH, Australia (AP) — A professional surfing event off Western Australia has been called off two days after two shark attacks nearby. The Margaret River Pro, part of the World Surf Tour, was canceled on Wednesday after organizers decided there was a risk of further attacks. On Monday, men aged 37 and 41 were injured […] Full Story
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Net neutrality rules move past first hurdle in California

Net neutrality rules move past first hurdle in California A proposal that would restore net neutrality in California advanced in the state Senate on Tuesday with changes that scaled back some of its provisions. Under the version of the legislation that passed in committee, the state’s utilities commission would not monitor or enforce net neutrality rules,... Full Story
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‘We’ll Always Be Grateful.’ Barack and Michelle Obama Offer Condolences to Bush Family

‘We’ll Always Be Grateful.’ Barack and Michelle Obama Offer Condolences to Bush Family Barack and Michelle Obama were quick to offer condolences to the Bush family Tuesday night following the announcement that former First Lady Barbara Bush had passed away at 92. “We’ll always be grateful to Mrs. Bush for the generosity she showed to us throughout our time in the White House but we’re even more grateful for the way she lived her life — as a testament to the fact that public service is an important and noble calling; as an example of…
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4M gallons of sewage, rainwater overflow to Baltimore river

4M gallons of sewage, rainwater overflow to Baltimore river BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials say more than 4 million gallons (15 million liters) of sewage and rainwater overflowed into a river as rain inundated the sewer system. The city’s Public Works department tells news outlets the sewage and rainwater mix was released Monday into the Jones Falls. Overflows were designed into Baltimore’s sewage system […] Full Story
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4M gallons of sewage, rainwater overflow to Baltimore river

4M gallons of sewage, rainwater overflow to Baltimore river BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials say more than 4 million gallons (15 million liters) of sewage and rainwater overflowed into a river as rain inundated the sewer system. The city’s Public Works department tells news outlets the sewage and rainwater mix was released Monday into the Jones Falls. Overflows were designed into Baltimore’s sewage system […] Full Story
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US officials says Pompeo has met with NKorea’s Kim

US officials says Pompeo has met with NKorea’s Kim WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. officials say CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un. Pompeo’s trip to the isolated communist nation came in advance of a potential summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. The officials spoke anonymously about Pompeo’s trip because they were not authorized […] Full Story
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CPS budget bump offers cash for salary hikes, special education and shrinking schools

CPS budget bump offers cash for salary hikes, special education and shrinking schools Chicago Public Schools will provide about $60 million in additional funding to schools for the next academic year, an increase district officials said will cover salary increases for unionized teachers and restore a special education funding model that was abandoned amid much controversy in 2016.... Full Story
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Cohen raid puts Trump off talking to Mueller

Cohen raid puts Trump off talking to Mueller The FBI seizure of records from President Donald Trump's personal attorney last week deeply rattled the president - souring him on his long-stated preference to sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller III and prompting him to renew efforts to hire more legal firepower, people... Full Story
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House rejects voting rights for felons on probation, parole

House rejects voting rights for felons on probation, parole BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers in the Louisiana House spurned an effort to restore voting rights to some convicted felons on probation or parole. Louisiana’s 1974 constitution allows suspension of voting rights for people who are “under an order of imprisonment” for a felony. A law passed two years later spelled out that people […] Full Story
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George and Barbara Bush, a ‘storybook’ 73-year marriage

George and Barbara Bush, a ‘storybook’ 73-year marriage HOUSTON (AP) — They met at a Christmas dance. She was 17. He was 18. Two years later they were married. The couple stayed together for 73 years, becoming the longest-married couple in presidential history. “George Bush knows how I feel,” Barbara Bush had said. “He is the hero… He is my hero.” Former first […] Full Story
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Internet sales taxes divide Supreme Court justices

Internet sales taxes divide Supreme Court justices Four justices are leaning toward overturning a 1992 ruling that made much of the internet a tax-free zone by exempting retailers that don’t have a physical presence in a state. The question is whether that group can win over a fifth vote. Full Story
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Boulder, San Miguel counties join suit against energy corps

Boulder, San Miguel counties join suit against energy corps BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Boulder and San Miguel counties have joined the city of Boulder in suing ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy, accusing the giant energy corporations of “reckless actions and damages” in helping to cause global climate change. The Daily Camera reported Tuesday that nine coastal governments have also filed climate lawsuits against fossil fuel […] Full Story
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Barbara Bush remembered in Maine for her love of literacy

Barbara Bush remembered in Maine for her love of literacy KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush is being remembered in Maine for her promotion of literacy, her welcoming ways and her sense of humor. Bush was the wife of former President George H.W. Bush and the mother of former President George W. Bush. She recently declined medical treatment for health problems and […] Full Story
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Louisiana auditor: $5M spent on sexual harassment lawsuits

Louisiana auditor: $5M spent on sexual harassment lawsuits BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s legislative auditor says the state has spent more than $5 million on lawsuits involving sexual harassment claims since 2009. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera’s office conducted a review of sexual harassment policies in executive branch agencies and procedures for handling accusations. The audit says the state’s self-insurance agency paid the […] Full Story
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Missouri House passes tax overhaul

Missouri House passes tax overhaul JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House members have passed legislation to cut the current income tax rates of 6.25 percent for businesses and 5.9 percent for most Missourians down to 5 percent. The House voted 91-61 Tuesday to send %href_on(file: Full Story
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Ducks in a rush for answers while facing elimination in Game 4 against the Sharks

Ducks in a rush for answers while facing elimination in Game 4 against the Sharks On the morning after the worst playoff debacle in the Ducks’ history, coach Randy Carlyle was still trying to figure out why his team had unraveled so quickly in the second period of the 8-1 loss to San Jose that pushed them one loss away from playoff elimination. “I just think it got to a point... Full Story
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L.A. shops would get voice, not veto, in sidewalk vending

L.A. shops would get voice, not veto, in sidewalk vending Brick-and-mortar businesses in Los Angeles would get a chance to oppose vendors planning to set up shop on adjacent sidewalks but would not be able to turn them down outright under a revised proposal for new regulations approved Tuesday at City Hall. As L.A. crafts rules to legalize and regulate... Full Story
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Two Sandy Hook families sue Alex Jones and Infowars for saying the school massacre never happened

Two Sandy Hook families sue Alex Jones and Infowars for saying the school massacre never happened Families of two children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School have filed lawsuits in Texas against controversial radio host Alex Jones for continually claiming the massacre never happened. Neil Heslin, the father of Jesse Lewis, and Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, whose son Noah Pozner... Full Story
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‘Grit & Grace, Brains & Beauty.’ Here’s What Every Living President Said About Barbara Bush

‘Grit & Grace, Brains & Beauty.’ Here’s What Every Living President Said About Barbara Bush Her commitment to her family, her literacy legacy, and of course, her vivacious attitude. Politics was put to the side Tuesday night as tributes to the extraordinary life of Barbara Bush poured in. The 93-year-old matriarch of the Bush political dynasty passed away Tuesday, just days after her family announced she was in “failing health” and was seeking comfort care. Politicians from both sides of the aisle honored Bush’s legacy including all of the living former Presidents and First Ladies.…
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Missouri GOP legislative leaders call on Gov. Eric Greitens to resign, but he says he won’t quit

Missouri GOP legislative leaders call on Gov. Eric Greitens to resign, but he says he won't quit Missouri's Republican legislative leadership called on GOP Gov. Eric Greitens to resign Tuesday after the state's attorney general suggested that Greitens' use of a charity donor list for political purposes may have broken state law. Greitens quickly replied that he won't quit. The Republican governor... Full Story
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‘Believe in Something Larger Than Yourself.’ Read Barbara Bush’s Remarks on Life, Family and Love in Her Wellesley Commencement Speech

‘Believe in Something Larger Than Yourself.’ Read Barbara Bush’s Remarks on Life, Family and Love in Her Wellesley Commencement Speech Former First Lady Barbara Bush died at the age of 92 on Tuesday. Remembered by her family for her immense strength and tenacity, Bush lived a full life, spanning tragedies and numerous victories. She joined her husband, George H.W. Bush at White House while he was President and later got to see her son, George W. Bush, take the same office. In 1990, Barbara Bush delivered the commencement speech at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Addressing…
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Colleagues, relatives bury slain Salvadoran journalist

Colleagues, relatives bury slain Salvadoran journalist SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Colleagues and relatives have buried a magazine journalist killed over the weekend in El Salvador. Karla Lisseth Turcios worked for El Economista, part of La Prensa Grafica media group in the gang-plagued Central American nation. Journalists carried signs at the funeral Tuesday reading “Justice for Karla.” Her husband told […] Full Story
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Audit: DC school’s residency regulations lax enforcement

Audit: DC school’s residency regulations lax enforcement WASHINGTON (AP) — An audit says school officials in Washington, D.C. failed to collect most of the tuition they were owed from nonresident families whose children attend public schools. The Washington Post reports D.C. Inspector General Daniel W. Lucas released the audit Tuesday. In most of the 67 residency-fraud investigations Lewis examined, The Office of […] Full Story
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French train hero’s dad guilty of fraud in California case

French train hero’s dad guilty of fraud in California case SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jurors have found the estranged father of French train hero Spencer Stone guilty of wire and mail fraud. Federal prosecutors in Sacramento said 59-year-old Brian Stone was found guilty of 13 charges Tuesday after a four-day trial. Prosecutors say he devised a scheme to falsely bill an insurance company for cleanup […] Full Story
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IRS gives all taxpayers an extra day to file after website issues

IRS gives all taxpayers an extra day to file after website issues Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day. The IRS said that individuals or businesses with a filing or payment due Tuesday now have until midnight Wednesday to complete the task. Earlier Tuesday, Americans who had waited... Full Story
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Waukegan cop was justified in shooting man, says Lake County state’s attorney

Waukegan cop was justified in shooting man, says Lake County state’s attorney A Waukegan police officer’s decision to shoot a man who allegedly threatened him with what appeared to be a handgun in late December has been found legally justified by the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, authorities announced Tuesday. Waukegan police said in a statement they were notified... Full Story
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Once again, Detective April Hope goes in search of Chicago’s spring

Once again, Detective April Hope goes in search of Chicago's spring Detective April Hope stomped into the Chicago police station feeling as gloomy as the springtime sky, as low as a dirty sidewalk, as tired as a cliche. “Get your bleepin’ feet off my desk,” she snarled. She swatted at Officer Hardy Boyle’s snow boots. Snow boots! In spring. God, she hated this... Full Story
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In Germany, outrage builds after rap album with alleged anti-Semitic lyrics wins top award

In Germany, outrage builds after rap album with alleged anti-Semitic lyrics wins top award A nationwide controversy has erupted in Germany over a taboo-breaking rap duo that won one of the country’s most important music industry awards for a bestselling album and song that included lyrics that made references to the Holocaust and Nazi concentration camp prisoners. Several past winners... Full Story
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CIA Director Mike Pompeo reportedly had a top-secret meeting with Kim Jong Un

CIA Director Mike Pompeo reportedly had a top-secret meeting with Kim Jong Un CIA Director Mike Pompeo travelled to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong Un earlier this month in a top-secret visit that was reportedly intended to set the scene for President Donald Trump to meet with Kim later this year, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Trump appeared to accidentally confirm the Post's report — which had not yet been released — in comments to the press Tuesday, responding, “Yes,” when asked if he’d spoken with Kim. Trump later amended the statement, saying,…
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Inside Barbara Bush’s Quiet Yet Forceful Influence on American Politics

Inside Barbara Bush’s Quiet Yet Forceful Influence on American Politics Former First Lady Barbara Bush, wife of former President George H.W. Bush and mother to former President George W. Bush, died on Tuesday at the age 92. She was born Barbara Pierce, the daughter of publisher Marvin Pierce, and attended Smith College until she dropped out to marry George H.W. Bush, whom she’d met at a party in Greenwich, Conn., over a winter break. As a result of that meeting, she would garner important, if subtle, political influence. When Margaret Carlson profiled the then-new First…
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Missouri House moves to strengthen open records law

Missouri House moves to strengthen open records law JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill that would beef up the state’s open records law. The proposal, passed Tuesday, would essentially give the attorney general’s office subpoena power when investigating open records violations. Attorney General Josh Hawley has said his inability to subpoena witnesses tied his […] Full Story
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CIA Director Pompeo secretly met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend

CIA Director Pompeo secretly met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend as an envoy for President Donald Trump to meet with that country's leader, Kim Jong Un, according to two people with direct knowledge of the trip. The extraordinary meeting between one of Trump's most trusted emmisaries... Full Story
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Woman Killed In Southwest Airline Emergency Landing Was a Wells Fargo Executive and Mom of 2

Woman Killed In Southwest Airline Emergency Landing Was a Wells Fargo Executive and Mom of 2 The passenger who died after a Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing because an engine exploded was identified a mother of two from New Mexico. Jennifer Riordan, a bank executive and mother to two children, was killed after shrapnel from the flight’s blown out engine broke a plane window and struck her, the Associated Press reports. Riordan was the vice president of community relations at Wells Fargo bank. She lived in Albuquerque and was married to Michael Riordan,…
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Woman Killed In Southwest Airline Emergency Landing Was a Wells Fargo Executive and Mom of 2

Woman Killed In Southwest Airline Emergency Landing Was a Wells Fargo Executive and Mom of 2 The passenger who died after a Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing because an engine exploded was identified a mother of two from New Mexico. Jennifer Riordan, a bank executive and mother to two children, was killed after shrapnel from the flight’s blown out engine broke a plane window and struck her, the Associated Press reports. Riordan was the vice president of community relations at Wells Fargo bank. She lived in Albuquerque and was married to Michael Riordan,…
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See Barbara and George H.W. Bush’s Historically Long Love Story in Photos

See Barbara and George H.W. Bush’s Historically Long Love Story in Photos Barbara Bush, the fierce and beloved matriarch of the Bush family, died at the age of 92 on Tuesday. The former First Lady had the longest marriage in presidential history — she was married to President George H.W. Bush for 73 years, dropping out of college to follow along as her childhood love grew in his career. The couple met when Barbara Bush (then Barbara Pierce) was a 15-year-old girl on Christmas break. It was 1941 at a Christmas dance in Greenwich, Conn.,…
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See Barbara and George H.W. Bush’s Historically Long Love Story in Photos

See Barbara and George H.W. Bush’s Historically Long Love Story in Photos Barbara Bush, the fierce and beloved matriarch of the Bush family, died at the age of 92 on Tuesday. The former First Lady had the longest marriage in presidential history — she was married to President George H.W. Bush for 73 years, dropping out of college to follow along as her childhood love grew in his career. The couple met when Barbara Bush (then Barbara Pierce) was a 15-year-old girl on Christmas break. It was 1941 at a Christmas dance in Greenwich, Conn.,…
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‘Kept Us Laughing Until the End.’ Read George W. Bush’s Statement on Barbara Bush’s Death

‘Kept Us Laughing Until the End.’ Read George W. Bush’s Statement on Barbara Bush’s Death Barbara Bush, the wife of President George H.W. Bush and mother to President George W. Bush, died at the age of 92 on Tuesday. The beloved Bush family matriarch was remembered by her son, George W. Bush, who said in a statement that he was lucky to have her as his mother. “Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was,” Bush said. “Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and…
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‘Kept Us Laughing Until the End.’ Read George W. Bush’s Statement on Barbara Bush’s Death

‘Kept Us Laughing Until the End.’ Read George W. Bush’s Statement on Barbara Bush’s Death Barbara Bush, the wife of President George H.W. Bush and mother to President George W. Bush, died at the age of 92 on Tuesday. The beloved Bush family matriarch was remembered by her son, George W. Bush, who said in a statement that he was lucky to have her as his mother. “Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was,” Bush said. “Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and…
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DUI suspect arrested after pursuit ends at LA-area school

DUI suspect arrested after pursuit ends at LA-area school COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a drunken-driving suspect who led them on a high-speed chase in a U-Haul truck south of Los Angeles, then climbed a fence and sprinted through the campus of a middle school. Sheriff’s patrol cars gave chase Tuesday afternoon but backed off after the truck began weaving recklessly through […] Full Story
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DUI suspect arrested after pursuit ends at LA-area school

DUI suspect arrested after pursuit ends at LA-area school COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a drunken-driving suspect who led them on a high-speed chase in a U-Haul truck south of Los Angeles, then climbed a fence and sprinted through the campus of a middle school. Sheriff’s patrol cars gave chase Tuesday afternoon but backed off after the truck began weaving recklessly through […] Full Story
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Rapper Kodak Black to leave jail in September

Rapper Kodak Black to leave jail in September FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black, who was arrested earlier this year after a video showed people handling marijuana and a gun around an infant, will remain in a Florida jail until September. The 20-year-old rapper’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, told the Sun Sentinel that Black, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, reached a […] Full Story
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Rapper Kodak Black to leave jail in September

Rapper Kodak Black to leave jail in September FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black, who was arrested earlier this year after a video showed people handling marijuana and a gun around an infant, will remain in a Florida jail until September. The 20-year-old rapper’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, told the Sun Sentinel that Black, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, reached a […] Full Story
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Sheriff’s department to review California mansion death

Sheriff’s department to review California mansion death SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will review the death of a woman found hanging inside a mansion after a lawsuit verdict contradicted investigators’ findings that she committed suicide. Sheriff Bill Gore said Monday that no new evidence was presented in the trial but there was new analysis of existing evidence. […] Full Story
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Sheriff’s department to review California mansion death

Sheriff’s department to review California mansion death SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will review the death of a woman found hanging inside a mansion after a lawsuit verdict contradicted investigators’ findings that she committed suicide. Sheriff Bill Gore said Monday that no new evidence was presented in the trial but there was new analysis of existing evidence. […] Full Story
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Carjacking suspect arrested after long chase through Phoenix

Carjacking suspect arrested after long chase through Phoenix PHOENIX (AP) — Police have arrested a carjacking suspect who drove a stolen vehicle at high speeds through Phoenix and led officers on a 45-minute chase. They say the man weaved the SUV in and out of traffic at high speeds Tuesday, drove on light rail tracks, sped through red lights and drove the wrong […] Full Story
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Things to Remember about Barbara Bush

Things to Remember about Barbara Bush HOUSTON (AP) — Here is a look at several things to know about the life of former first lady Barbara Bush: LITERACY EFFORTS The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy began during her White House years with a goal to improve the lives of disadvantaged Americans by boosting literacy among parents and their children. The […] Full Story
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Indiana county considers adding new livestock farm rules

Indiana county considers adding new livestock farm rules MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana county is weighing new rules for livestock farms after a state agency’s recent approval of a 10,000-hog farm. Delaware County commissioners introduced an amendment Monday to zoning ordinances that would restrict where future livestock farms can be built. The Star Press reports the proposals follow the Indiana Department […] Full Story
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Ex-Illinois police officer and sister-in-law sentenced to jail in 2016 California brawl

Ex-Illinois police officer and sister-in-law sentenced to jail in 2016 California brawl A former Illinois police officer and his sister-in-law were sentenced Monday to jail time and ordered to complete an alcohol treatment program in connection with a 2016 brawl in Huntington Beach. Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard King sentenced Arthur Edward Roman, 30, of Tinley Park,... Full Story
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Former first lady Barbara Bush, known for humor and literacy work, dies at 92

Former first lady Barbara Bush, known for humor and literacy work, dies at 92 Barbara Bush didn't hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the snowy-haired first lady was real. The wife of the nation's 41st president and mother of the 43rd brought a plainspoken, grandmotherly style to buttoned-down Washington,... Full Story
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Trump official reportedly spent almost $1 million on furniture

Trump official reportedly spent almost $1 million on furniture Not to be outdone by Ben Carson’s $31,000 dining table, a Trump administration official in charge of a small government agency spent almost $1 million to furnish two offices, the New York Post reported Tuesday. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spent more than $917,000 on essential items for his Washington, D.C. offices, including a $290,000 moveable wooden wall system, a $3,500 antique desk, and a $859 30-inch plaque that reads “Executive Office of the President.” To contrast, President Barack Obama’s two trade ambassadors spent a combined…
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Yemen’s other crisis: surging refugee flows and human trafficking

Yemen’s other crisis: surging refugee flows and human trafficking Saleh Saeed Nasser has been patrolling Yemen’s coastline for 15 years. For most of his career, he’s seen migrants arrive on the pristine shores of Shabwa province from the Horn of Africa. But in recent years, as his country's three-year civil war has brought on terrorism and the world's worst humanitarian crisis, something counterintuitive has started happening: More migrants from Africa are rushing to shore and overwhelming the coastline he patrols as a member of the country’s Coast Guard. More than 87,000 migrants arrived last year…
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Group asks Arkansas high court to approve casino ballot

Group asks Arkansas high court to approve casino ballot LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A group seeking a public vote on expanded gambling in Arkansas is asking the state Supreme Court to force Attorney General Susan Rutledge to approve and certify the ballot title. The group Driving Arkansas Forward filed a petition Tuesday with the state’s high court. Driving Arkansas Forward is trying to […] Full Story
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Pompeo nomination hits turbulence ahead of Senate vote

Pompeo nomination hits turbulence ahead of Senate vote WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, is facing so much opposition from Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the panel could be forced to take the unusual step of sending the nomination to the full Senate without a favorable recommendation. Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of […] Full Story
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Consumers Energy putting money into arts, food in Jackson

Consumers Energy putting money into arts, food in Jackson JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — The Consumers Energy Foundation is spending $500,000 in its backyard. The utility’s philanthropic arm says it will give $300,000 to develop a kitchen suitable to host a food festival at the old Vermeulen’s building in Jackson. The festival will probably start in 2019 and be modeled after the successful ArtPrize festival […] Full Story
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Text of 1990 speech by Barbara Bush

Text of 1990 speech by Barbara Bush Barbara Bush gave the commencement address at the all-women Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, on June 1, 1990. The speech was ranked No. 47 on a list of the top speeches of the century in 1999. The list, compiled by researchers at the University of Wisconsin and Texas A&M University, was based on a survey […] Full Story
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Barbara Bush, matriarch of American political dynasty, dies at 92

Barbara Bush, matriarch of American political dynasty, dies at 92 Barbara Bush, who was the wife of one president and the mother of another and whose embrace of her image as America’s warmhearted grandmother belied her influence and mettle, died April 17. She was 92. The office of her husband, former president George H.W. Bush, issued a statement Tuesday evening announcing her death but did […] Full Story
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Matt Nagy looks and sounds ready to put the fun back in football for Bears and Chicago

Matt Nagy looks and sounds ready to put the fun back in football for Bears and Chicago Before the Bears opened their minicamp practice Tuesday at the Walter Payton Center, coach Matt Nagy called reporters together along the sideline. Grinning with excitement, Nagy asked the group for flexibility and understanding as he learns the various team rules governing player access. Nagy sounded... Full Story
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This is why a congressman accused of sexual harassment suddenly resigned

This is why a congressman accused of sexual harassment suddenly resigned When Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold abruptly resigned and erased his Twitter account earlier this month, observers wondered, “Why now?” After all, the Republican congressman had already announced that he would retire without running for re-election in the wake of an investigation into the $84,000 in taxpayer money that he used to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. But instead of facing the House Ethics Committee’s findings, Farenthold resigned on April 6 after the committee tipped Farenthold off to the fact that it was about to…
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California death row inmate to be freed; no retrial planned

California death row inmate to be freed; no retrial planned BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A man who spent more than 20 years on California’s death row before his conviction was overturned won’t be retried and could be freed within days. Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green announced Tuesday that she won’t retry Vicente Benavides Figueroa for the rape and murder of a toddler. But Green […] Full Story
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Celebrations in Syria despite recent U.S.-led strikes

Celebrations in Syria despite recent U.S.-led strikes Just days after U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syria's chemical weapons facilities, the Assad regime led celebrations for the country's independence day. CBS News' Seth Doane, the only U.S. network correspondent inside Syria, reports from Aleppo. Full Story
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