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Lax vetting of Trump nominees begins to frustrate some senators

As President Trump’s pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess. That sentiment was evident Tuesday on Capitol Hill after senators delayed hearings for White House physician Ronny Jackson, […]

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Supreme Court Leans Toward Upholding Trump’s Travel Ban

WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) – Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled they are likely to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries, one of the most contentious policies of his presidency. Both Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy, a frequent swing vote on the conservative-majority, nine-member court, indicated unwillingness […]

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Official weighs in on initiative to break Calif. away from U.S.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Advocates looking for California to secede from the United States can begin collecting signatures for a longshot initiative asking voters to weigh in, Secretary of State Alex Padilla said Monday. The proposed initiative is the third so-called Calexit proposal since President Trump’s election. Previous efforts were withdrawn or failed to gather the […]

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Nashville Waffle House Reopens After Deadly Shooting, Sales Going To Victims’ Families

The Tennessee Waffle House where a gunman armed with an AR-15 killed four people has reopened, with all restaurant sales going to the victims’ families.  On Wednesday, the company announced its Antioch Waffle House location in southeast Nashville would reopen, with 100 percent of sales going to the families for the next month.  During the […]

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Facebook, Google roll out changes ahead of European Union’s GDPR privacy rules

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