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Representatives of the animal agriculture industry voiced support for Perdue's confirmation, echoing their overwhelming support for Perdue's initial nomination in January. Trump on Tuesday will meet with members in the agriculture industry including the Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue , Zippy Duvall, the president of the American Farm Bureau, and various farmers and ranchers to discuss the issues facing the industry.
  • Excelsior Scholarships

    Excelsior Scholarships "step in the right direction"

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    With the adoption of the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget last week, that plan has become a reality. The Excelsior Scholarship , first of its kind in the nation, will provide tuition-free scholarship to in-state residents at New York's public universities.
  • Sessions plans crackdown on violent gangs, especially MS-13

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    According to Sessions in the United States there are approximately 10,000 members of MS-13 spread across 40 states, while in El Salvador there are an estimated 30,000. The Obama administration made unprecedented efforts to fight MS-13, targeting the gang's finances by declaring it an worldwide criminal group subject to sanctions by the Treasury Department.
  • Kansas City officials hope to attract more NCAA events

    Kansas City officials hope to attract more NCAA events

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    INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA announced Tuesday afternoon that the city of Pittsburgh has been awarded the 2019 Division I NCAA Wrestling Championships. Michigan's new $15 million, 23,000-square-foot clubhouse opened this spring. We're especially excited because this will be the first time WVU has hosted a final championship in any sport.
  • Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court justice

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    President Donald Trump watches as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy administers the judicial oath to Justice Neil Gorsuch during a re-enactment in the Rose Garden of the White House White House in Washington, Monday, April 10, 2017. As a Justice Department lawyer from 2005-2006, Gorsuch led all government litigation arising from the United States war on terror, including its defense of the extraordinary rendition of Khaled el-Masri, a German-Lebanese citizen who was handed over to the ...
  • Arkansas still faces legal hurdles in execution plan

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    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. Lawyers for the company said that the blanket stay on executions issued by Saturday morning made the company's suit unnecessary. The decision came even as the Arkansas Supreme Court was issuing an order halting two executions set for Monday.
  • Man countersues Trump, says he urged Ky. protesters' removal

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

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    Bamberger's lawyers also argued that any damages awarded to the protesters in the case should be paid by Trump or his campaign. These attorneys also made a claim against Trump saying that throughout the election process Trump repeatedly urged supporters to throw out protesters and even hinted that he would pay the legal fees of those who did and found themselves in trouble.
  • PFAW Statement on the Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

    PFAW Statement on the Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

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    Democrats and some Republicans predicted dire fallout from McConnell's divisive Senate rules change that removed the 60-vote filibuster barrier for Supreme Court picks, warning of a more polarized Senate and court over time. Republicans said Gorsuch had simply applied the law to the facts, without regard to his personal views, while Democrats claimed Gorsuch had interpreted the law to favor corporations over workers.
  • Escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea: What's going on?

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    North Korea conducted two such tests previous year alone, which analysts say would have taken the country a step forward in gaining the knowledge to make nuclear weapons small enough to fit on long-range missiles . It was the first time North Korea had shown the missiles, which have a range of more than 1,000 km (600 miles), at a military parade. Washington has voiced concerns over Pyongyang's nuclear tests, but the North says such launches are an act as deterrence against a potential ...
  • Firms object to drug use in Arkansas executions

    Firms object to drug use in Arkansas executions

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    Two pharmaceutical companies are asking a federal judge to prevent Arkansas from using its drugs in the planned execution of seven death row inmates later this month. Separately, Ohio has asked the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to re-consider a decision last week from a three-judge panel from that court blocking the state's lethal injection process, the attorney general's office said.