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The president also used the meeting as an opportunity to weigh in on a recent trade dispute between Wisconsin dairy farmers and Canada. President Trump told the group, which included a few produce growers, that he is most concerned about the criminal element of illegal immigrants in the U.S., Perdue said , not about long-time immigrants working on U.S.
  • Dem rep: 'Dreamer' shouldn't have been deported

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    Customs and Border Protection officer after leaving his girlfriend's residence, where he had dinner dinner, and while waiting for a ride home, according to a report by USA Today . On Wednesday, the judge was assigned a blockbuster case: The lawsuit filed by a dreamer who argues that he was unlawfully deported. He started taking welding classes at a Southern California community college and paid for it by picking crops in California and Arizona.
  • NY gasoline prices rise, expected to peak soon

    NY gasoline prices rise, expected to peak soon

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    The national average is at its highest price this year and has now increased for 20 consecutive days. 17 in terms of having the least expensive gas, with prices dropping 5 cents to $2.31 per gallon. The price for a barrel of crude averaged $53.19 last week - an increase of $1.92 from the week before. In Rhode Island, regular is up 6 cents, to $2.36, AAA said.
  • VA Tests Partnership With CVS To Reduce Veterans' Wait Times

    VA Tests Partnership With CVS To Reduce Veterans' Wait Times

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    In an interview Sunday on C-SPAN, Shulkin said he was working with Congress on a legislative fix to the program that he expected to introduce publicly this fall. The new pilot program was announced Tuesday. The president added that the bill lets waiting veterans see "the doctor of their choice" and avoid having to travel long distances to get care.
  • 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

    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

    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.