Senate Democrats block quick vote on short-term spending bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Mark Wilson/Getty Images WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats late Thursday blocked a quick vote on a short-term spending bill to keep the government open, roiling Washington with brinkmanship less than 30 hours before a midnight Friday deadline for a shutdown and President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressed for an ...

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Falcons draft pick drops f-bomb in passionate tribute to his late grandmother, tells NFL 'Fine me later!'

NFL Network The Atlanta Falcons selected Takkarist McKinley with the 26th pick of the NFL Draft, and afterwards, the defensive end from UCLA gave a passionate interview for the ages. McKinley went on stage with a large photo of his late grandmother, repeatedly yelling “this is who I do it for!” After posing for photographs on stage with commissioner Roger Goodell, Deion ...

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South Korea rebuffs Trump's $1 billion use-charge for a US missile-defense system

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. Thomson Reuters President Donald Trump hinted at stipulations for the US deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system that is being activated in South Korea. Trump said that he wanted South Korea to pay for the anti-missile defense system, which he estimates to cost $1 billion, and also intended to renegotiate ...

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A Heineken commercial puts Pepsi's 'protest' ad to shame

A pair discuss feminism in the new Heineken ad Youtube screenshot via Heineken Heineken released a new ad targeting social awareness issues that puts Pepsi’s Kendall Jenner “protest” ad to shame. The ad, titled “World’s Apart,” pairs people who hold opposing views on hot-button social issues like feminism, climate change, and transgender rights. The pairs, who aren’t privy to each ...

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Elizabeth Warren: I'm 'troubled' by Obama's $400,000 speech

Elizabeth Warren. AP Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she is “troubled” by news that former president Barack Obama is getting a lucrative paycheck for an upcoming speech to a Wall Street firm. Obama is set to earn $400,000 for a speech in September to investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald, according to a recent report. “I was troubled by that,” Warren said ...

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Arkansas moves forward with 4th lethal injection in 8 days

0SHARESShare Inmate Kenneth Williams is shown in this booking photo provided March 21, 2017. Williams is scheduled to be executed in Arkansas, US, April 27, 2017. Courtesy Arkansas Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas won approval from the nation’s highest court to execute its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, allowing the state to ...

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Armed Standoff Leader Claims He's Been Strip Searched "Hundreds Of Times" In Jail While Awaiting Trial

A leader of two armed standoffs with the federal government has filed a lawsuit claiming he has been repeatedly strip searched against his will in jail while awaiting trial. In the suit filed Monday, Ryan Bundy says he has been forced to “undergo oppressive, intrusive, and unlawful body cavity searches multiple times per day” while housed at the Southern Nevada ...

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Trump Has A Red Button On The Oval Office Desk To Order A Coke

The red soda summoning button is no secret, really, since reporters who have recently interviewed the president in the Oval Office have noticed Trump pushing the little switch just before a White House butler walks in with the beverage. In an interview published Sunday, the Associated Press’ Julie Pace noticed Trump pushing the button while he talked about Syria, F-35 ...

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An Inmate Died After Being Denied Water For 7 Days, And A Jury Is Considering Who’s To Blame

Jail staff pointed fingers about what happened before inmate Terrill Thomas died of dehydration during an inquest on Thursday, a blame game that may have been avoided had surveillance video been saved. But in the weeks following Terrill’s death, it wasn’t downloaded and turned over to police. And though a supervisor in the jail watched it, he didn’t immediately tell ...

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Several Protesters Arrested At Berkeley After Ann Coulter Cancels Speech

0SHARESShare After days of widespread fear of riots in Berkeley over a planned visit from conservative commentator Ann Coulter, Thursday came and went with just a handful of arrests, little chaos, and no Coulter. Though Coulter never showed — she canceled her appearance Wednesday — several hundred people congregated on and near the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. ...

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