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Scalise has remained under sedation, although doctors have lightened the medication at times so that the congressman can communicate with relatives. "He clearly knows they're there and appreciates their presence", Sava said . "Both were purchased by the shooter from federal firearms licensees", the Capitol Police said in a statement . Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Illinois, home inspector who had been living out of his van near the park, had a social media page filled with criticism of ...
  • Milwaukee sheriff denies claims he plagiarized in his master's thesis

    Milwaukee sheriff denies claims he plagiarized in his master's thesis

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    Clarke reportedly built his 2013 thesis titled, "Making U.S. security and privacy rights compatible", by using the language from such sources while he attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. A side-by-sidecomparison by CNN illustrated the similarities between portions of Clarke's thesis and the original texts. The appointment would not require Senate confirmation.
  • Government 'needs a good shutdown,' frustrated Trump tweets

    Government 'needs a good shutdown,' frustrated Trump tweets

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    Missouri's U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, a fellow Republican, said he understood Trump's frustration with the Senate requirement for 60 votes to pass legislation, but cautioned against rushing to blow up the long standing rule. Democrats' gleeful declarations that they outsmarted Republicans in a battle over a spending bill that avoided a government shutdown drew the ire of the president.
  • Celebration Of Confederate Monument Removal Confronted By Protesters

    Celebration Of Confederate Monument Removal Confronted By Protesters

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    And Confederate sympathizers and fans of the statues have been flocking to the city from as far away as New Mexico and Colorado to protest their removal. The statement also noted that the statues were erected decades after the end of the war and were meant to "demonstrate that there was no sense of guilt for the cause in which the South fought the Civil War".
  • Betsy DeVos heckled at graduation ceremony

    Betsy DeVos heckled at graduation ceremony

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    Whitehead's appeal cites DeVos' assertion earlier this year that historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) like Bethune-Cookman are " real pioneers when it comes to school choice "-a policy many education advocates say damages public school infrastructure at the expense of students of color".
  • Trump seeks to expand drilling in Arctic, Atlantic oceans

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    Environmental groups plan legal challenges to the changes. "We will fight every effort to jeopardize the 12,500 tourism jobs clean sands and clear water and we will fight every effort to line there pockets of petroleum executives $244 million in local tourism salary", said Laura Habr of the Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast.
  • EVM motherboards can be changed in 90 seconds: Arvind Kejriwal

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    Conducting a mock poll on an EVM machine, Bharadwaj demonstrated how despite giving two votes each to various parties; the final count showed that votes of some parties had been transferred to one party. He said this can happen when someone enters the premises posing as a voter and then uses a secret code, which is used to manipulate the election. The Election Commission has been claiming that EVMs are tamper-proof and had challenged that it be proven otherwise by parties making allegations ...
  • Texas Police Have Fired The Officer Who Shot And Killed Jordan Edwards

    Texas Police Have Fired The Officer Who Shot And Killed Jordan Edwards

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    His dismissal was announced by officials on Tuesday, according to the Washington Post . There is no word on whether Oliver, a white police officer, will be arrested for the shooting death of Jordan Edwards. Edwards was described as a good student and popular athlete by family and friends. The attorney for the Edwards family said they were "grateful" a decision had been made to fire Oliver and thanked the police chief for "commendable strides toward justice".
  • Backed By 'The Clayton & Cody Show,' Dodgers Beat Padres, 10-2

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    Those three runs were enough to secure the a win for the Dodgers, as the Padres were nearly completely ineffective against 2011 SBNation NL Cy Young Award co-winner Clayton Kershaw . Said Padres manager Andy Green: "I've been aware of him for quite some time now and he took some very good swings today". Richard worked five innings and allowed five runs on seven hits and six walks.