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Gorsuch asks his first questions from Supreme Court bench

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch wasn’t shy Monday about making his voice heard as he took his seat on the bench for the first time to hear arguments. The new justice took less than 15 minutes before asking questions during an employment discrimination case. Gorsuch and his colleagues were hearing cases for the first time since President ...

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Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Lawyers for the state of Arkansas fought on multiple legal fronts Monday to begin a series of double executions before a key sedative used in lethal injections expires at the end of the month. Bruce Earl Ward and Don William Davis Jr. had been scheduled to die Monday night, the first of four double executions set ...

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In warning to North Korea, Mike Pence says ‘era of strategic patience is over’

PANMUNJOM, South Korea — In a trip full of Cold War symbolism, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traveled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, “the era of strategic patience is over.” The unannounced visit Monday at the start of his ...

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‘Everybody knows somebody’: This state is a laboratory for the future of Alzheimer’s in America

0SHARESShare North Dakota’s sparse geography has long made it a natural frontier: Pioneers here pushed the boundaries of westward expansion, then agriculture, and recently domestic oil drilling. Now the state finds itself on the leading edge of a new boom that it never would have chosen: Alzheimer’s disease. Cases are climbing across the United States, and especially in North Dakota, ...

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Taxing the new economy, starting with Uber and Lyft

0SHARESShare If any service best reflects the new economy, it may be hailing rides on demand from big companies like Uber and Lyft. They let riders avoid the hassle of flagging down a taxicab by simply tapping a mobile application on a smartphone. A driver arrives within minutes to take them to their destination. RELATED LINKS Uber suspends self-driving vehicle ...

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Supreme Court, with Gorsuch, set to hear church-state case

WASHINGTON — Justice Neil Gorsuch’s first week on the Supreme Court bench features an important case about the separation of church and state that has its roots on a Midwestern church playground. The outcome could make it easier to use state money to pay for private, religious schooling in many states. The justices on Wednesday will hear a Missouri church’s ...

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Trump attends Easter service in Palm Beach

0SHARESShare PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump attended Easter service at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea near his estate in Palm Beach, Florida on Sunday — an annual ritual that provided a break from a host of foreign policy crises, including escalating tensions with North Korea. The president attended the service with his wife, Melania, his two younger children, Barron ...

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McMaster casts doubt on U.S. sending more troops to Syria

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser is expressing doubt the U.S. will send more ground troops to Syria . His comments come as rebel forces appear close to launching an assault to capture the Islamic State group’s de facto capital of Raqqa. H.R. McMaster spoke to ABC’s “This Week” from Afghanistan. He says it “remains to be seen” ...

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Lawmakers across U.S. move to include young people in voting

0SHARESShare SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Donald Trump’s characterization of Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists during his presidential campaign angered Heidi Sainz, whose family is from Mexico and who has close friends who are immigrants. She was also upset that she couldn’t do anything about it at the ballot box because she was a year shy of being able to vote. ...

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Pence: North Korea ‘provocation’ shows the risk to military

SEOUL, South Korea — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday that North Korea’s “provocation” underscored the risks faced by American and South Korean service members, hours after the North conducted a failed missile launch shortly before Pence’s arrival. Pence landed in South Korea at the start of a 10-day trip to Asia and was quickly confronted with the stakes ...

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