• Louisiana rated 48th among states in Kids Count rankings
Louisiana rated 48th among states in Kids Count rankings

To improve, she says, Florida needs to provide better access to health care and early learning opportunities for kids. But the state continues to rank in the bottom half of states for children's health. While there is positive growth for Tennessee when it comes to support of its children, Laura Speer with the Annie E. Casey Foundation points out ...

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  • President Trump's Disapproval Rating Just Hit Another Record High
President Trump's Disapproval Rating Just Hit Another Record High

FiveThirtyEight , meanwhile, puts Trump's "adjusted" average approval rating at the lowest of the three-38.2 percent. Trump previously hit 35 percent approval on March 28 shortly after the Republican Obamacare replacement, the American Health Care Act, failed before the House of Representatives could even take a vote.

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  • Protest held as Texas deputy, husband in court over death
Protest held as Texas deputy, husband in court over death

The judge ordered that the Thompsons have no guns, no contact with the Hernandez family and will undergo random urine tests while out on bond. The Oklahoma medical examiner's office has ruled that the fiery vehicle crash in which energy industry magnate Aubrey McClendon died was an accident.

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  • Federal appeals court again rejects Trump's travel ban
Federal appeals court again rejects Trump's travel ban

It also did not provide any link between their nationality and their propensity to commit terrorism. Reacting to the decision, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said, "We continue to be confident that the president's executive order to protect this country is fully lawful and ultimately will be upheld by the Supreme Court".

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  • Cabinet Members Take Turns Praising President Trump in Meeting
Cabinet Members Take Turns Praising President Trump in Meeting

Sessions, whose contacts with Russia's ambassador to the US during the presidential campaign has sparked questions, agreed Saturday, June 10, to appear before the Senate intelligence committee as it investigates alleged Russian meddling in the election.

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  • Senators: Trump's State budget proposal is 'dead on arrival'
Senators: Trump's State budget proposal is 'dead on arrival'

That particular hearing centered on Russian Federation, as both Democrats and Republicans took turns to question the former Exxon Mobil boss over his close ties to Russian Federation. Graham said. "I'm going to make an argument that soft power is very important to win the war against terrorism, it's important for our national security, and when...

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  • UN Passes Resolution To Expand North Korea Blacklist
UN Passes Resolution To Expand North Korea Blacklist

But the appearance also marked the defense secretary's first public remarks since Trump withdrew Thursday from the Paris climate agreement, the latest in a series of decisions that have raised concerns among allies about whether the United States is withdrawing from the worldwide stage.

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  • Jeff Sessions hearing on Russia, Comey
Jeff Sessions hearing on Russia, Comey

Now Sessions will take the same stage. Russian Federation has denied interfering in the USA election. It also comes amid questions about Mr. Sessions' own future. The testimony will be scrutinized as much for what Sessions says as what he declines to say. A Justice Department spokeswoman tells NPR that Sessions requested it be public.

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  • Chesapeake robbery suspects believed to be connected to Hampton shooting
Chesapeake robbery suspects believed to be connected to Hampton shooting

The two men were seen leaving the area in a silver sedan with money and other items from the store. Sgt. Matt Bond told reporters during a news conference there were three people involved in the robbery of the GameStop in the shopping center.

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  • Lance States Why He Supports Repeal of Dodd-Frank
Lance States Why He Supports Repeal of Dodd-Frank

House Resolution 10, or the Financial Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs (CHOICE) Act of 2017 , passed by a vote of 233-186 in the lower chamber Thursday afternoon. Even experts on financial regulation who were critical of Dodd-Frank found little to applaud in Hensarling's bill. And while corporations in b...

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  • Police Arrest Tiger Woods After He Was Found Asleep At The Wheel
Police Arrest Tiger Woods After He Was Found Asleep At The Wheel

The motor was running and the right blinker was flashing. The 14-time major champion has not played since withdrawing from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February. The officers arrested him on a DUI charge and improper stopping of his vehicle. Woods had slurred his words and his speech was incomprehensible. In a statement published on his ...

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  • President Trump won't say if Comey conversations were taped
President Trump won't say if Comey conversations were taped

Trump broke his silence on Twitter following explosive testimony by Comey, declaring "total and complete vindication". Asked by a reporter if he had told Comey to drop an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into former top aide Michael Flynn, Trump said, "I didn't say that".

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  • Trump's top lawyer to face questions on Russia, Comey
Trump's top lawyer to face questions on Russia, Comey

Senators want to get Sessions' take on all this. Did Sessions lie about his meetings with Russian officials? . It's part of an escalating investigation into charges that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 elections. Sessions spokesperson Sarah Flores told the Washington Post that there is a difference between campaign and normal senatoria...

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  • AG Rosenstein sees no reason to fire Mueller
AG Rosenstein sees no reason to fire Mueller

Sean Spicer , the White House press secretary, said Ruddy "never spoke to the president regarding this issue". Under current Justice Department regulations, firing Mueller would have to be done by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, not the president— though those regulations could theoretically be set aside.

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  • US President sued after foreign officials stay at Trump Hotels
US President sued after foreign officials stay at Trump Hotels

They contend in a federal lawsuit filed on Monday that he's corruptible to foreign governments. It said the embassy of Kuwait had planned to hold an event at a Four Seasons hotel but eventually moved it to the Trump property, which is called the Trump International Hotel.

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  • Pope names Thompson Indianapolis archbishop
Pope names Thompson Indianapolis archbishop

The Vatican announced Tuesday that Thompson, a canon lawyer, replaces Joseph Tobin , whom Francis elevated to Cardinal and moved to Newark, New Jersey, in November. Thompson is now the Bishop of Evansville, Indiana. An installation mass is scheduled for July 28. Thompson will be officially introduced at a press conference at 10 a.m.

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  • Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein testifies in budget hearings
Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein testifies in budget hearings

Richardson refused and resigned, as did Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus. However, the suggestion was opposed vehemently by Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Susan Collins (R-ME), according to Politico . 'We know now for sure there is no collusion between the administration and Russian Federation, ' he continued, citing no evidence, as two ...

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  • Collins calls Trump request to drop Flynn case 'truly outrageous'
Collins calls Trump request to drop Flynn case 'truly outrageous'

Trump's lawyer said this Thursday: "He also admitted that there is no evidence that a single vote changed as a result of any Russian interference". President Donald Trump listens during his meeting with U.S. Republicans have looked to discredit Comey by calling him a "leaker" because of the way he disseminated the information about Trump. The a...

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  • Congressman Proposes Article of Impeachment Against Trump
Congressman Proposes Article of Impeachment Against Trump

Neither Sherman nor Green sit on the Judiciary Committee, which would investigate and debate any impeachment articles, and there is no sign the Republican-controlled House is poised to launch any inquiry that could ultimately force Trump from office.

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  • What's next in the legal fight over the travel ban
What's next in the legal fight over the travel ban

The ruling by a three-judge bench of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit was against the revised travel ban. "Immigration, even for the president, is not a one-person show", the judges said, adding: "National security is not a "talismanic incantation" that, once invoked, can support any and all exercise of executive power".

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