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Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005 after Supreme Court denies stay requests – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

Arkansas late Thursday night carried out the state’s first execution in more than a decade after the U.S. Supreme Court, in a last-minute series of orders, rejected requests by a death-row inmate to stay his lethal injection. The execution followed a wave of criticism and tumult in Arkansas, which had set an unprecedented scheduled of executions, plans that were imperiled by a round of court orders halting at least some of the eight lethal injections originally set for April. As part…

French presidential candidates halt campaigns in wake of Paris attack – CNN

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

Paris (CNN)French police are hunting a man identified by Belgian security services in connection with an attack on police officers in Paris Thursday, a French interior ministry spokesman said. Nov. 2015: Coordinated attacks in Paris kill 130 people Jan. 2016: Knife-wielding man shot dead on anniversary of Charlie Hebdo attacks Jul. 2016: Bastille Day truck attack in Nice leaves 84 dead Jul. 2016: Catholic priest killed after ISIS sympathizers storm…

White House Officials, Craving Progress, Push Revised Health Bill – New York Times

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

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Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005 after Supreme Court denies stay requests – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

Arkansas late Thursday night carried out the state’s first execution in more than a decade after the U.S. Supreme Court, in a last-minute series of orders, rejected requests by a death-row inmate to stay his lethal injection. The execution followed a wave of criticism and tumult in Arkansas, which had set an unprecedented scheduled of executions, plans that were imperiled by a round of court orders halting at least some of the eight lethal injections originally set for April. As part…

US official: With eye on North Korea, China puts bombers on ‘high alert’ – CNN

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

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US officials re-examining intel leak cases – CBS News

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

U.S. officials are re-examining cases involving intelligence leaks — including those against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and other members of the organization — sources told CBS News on Thursday. Prosecutors are assessing whether charges should be filed related to the dissemination of stolen U.S. information by WikiLeaks, sources said.  CIA, FBI launch manhunt for leaker who gave top-secret documents to WikiLeaks The CIA and FBI are conducting a joint investigation…

US official: With eye on North Korea, China puts bombers on ‘high alert’ – CNN

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

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Jeff Sessions Marvels At How A Judge ‘On An Island In The Pacific’ Could Stall Travel Ban – Huffington Post

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, a Hawaii native, issued an order March 15 that put a stop to important aspects of Trump’s second travel ban. That order, which applies nationwide, is being challenged by Sessions’ Department of Justice before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco. A Virginia-based court is considering a separate Justice Department appeal to a Maryland ruling against the travel ban

US officials re-examining intel leak cases – CBS News

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

U.S. officials are re-examining cases involving intelligence leaks — including those against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and other members of the organization — sources told CBS News on Thursday. Prosecutors are assessing whether charges should be filed related to the dissemination of stolen U.S. information by WikiLeaks, sources said.  CIA, FBI launch manhunt for leaker who gave top-secret documents to WikiLeaks The CIA and FBI are conducting a joint investigation…

Leander man accused of having child porn in laptop – Austin American-Statesman

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

Joshua Wulff, 26, was charged with four counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

One dead, two wounded as Paris police come under fire on Champs-Elysees – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

PARIS — A gunman opened fire on French police Thursday on Paris’s best-known boulevard, killing one officer and wounding two others before being fatally shot himself in an incident that raised the specter of renewed terrorism just three days before voters go to the polls to elect a new president. The Islamic State, through its affiliated Amaq News Agency, quickly asserted responsibility for the attack, which sent panicked pedestrians fleeing…

White House demands disrupt shutdown negotiations – Politico

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

Republican leaders are desperate to avoid a shutdown after April 28, and President Donald Trump himself said on Thursday, “We wanna keep the government open.” | AP Photo The Trump administration’s hard line is straining bipartisan talks to fund the government. By Burgess Everett , Heather Caygle and Rachael Bade 04/20/17 09:50 PM EDT Congressional leaders’ efforts to hatch a massive spending deal have been thrown off course by the…

Sources: US prepares charges to seek arrest of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange – CNN

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

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Jeff Sessions Dismisses Hawaii as ‘an Island in the Pacific’ – New York Times

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

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Berkeley Reschedules Coulter, but She Vows to Speak on Original Date – New York Times

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

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Italian court finds link between cell phone use and tumor – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

MILAN –  A longtime Telecom Italia employee has been awarded monthly social security payments after a court found that his brain tumor was caused by improper use of a company-issued cellphone. Lawyer Stefano Bertone said Thursday that it was the first trial court verdict of which he was aware in the world “to recognize a link between cellphone use and the development of brain tumor.” Bertone said one…

A former teacher accused of kidnapping a ‘troubled’ teenager has been arrested in California – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

During the nearly six weeks that Tad Cummins and 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas were missing, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation received more than 1,500 tips. Late Wednesday night, the tip they were desperately hoping for finally arrived. It came from a caller who told investigators that the 50-year-old Cummins and the teenager he is accused of abducting might be living in a remote cabin near Cecilville, Calif., a onetime mining town…

French police come under fire in Paris; three reported shot – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

PARIS — A gunman opened fire on French police Thursday on a renowned Paris boulevard, killing one and wounding two others before being fatally shot himself in an incident that shook France just three days before a crucial election. The French Interior Ministry, confirming the shooting, said two police officers were “seriously wounded” and that security forces gunned down the attacker. The ministry said the person fired on a police…

White House, Eager for a Victory, Pushes to Revive Health Bill – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Trump, alongside Italian PM, says no US role in Libya – CNN

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Thursday said he does not believe the US should continue to play a role in stabilizing Libya, where violence and political instability has reigned since the overthrow of the country’s dictator. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘politics/2017/03/17/trump-and-merkel-body-language-erin-sot.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_7′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170317160509-trump-snub-handshake-merkel-orig-vstop-dlewis-00000000-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170317160509-trump-snub-handshake-merkel-orig-vstop-dlewis-00000000-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170317160509-trump-snub-handshake-merkel-orig-vstop-dlewis-00000000-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170317160509-trump-snub-handshake-merkel-orig-vstop-dlewis-00000000-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170317160509-trump-snub-handshake-merkel-orig-vstop-dlewis-00000000-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170317160509-trump-snub-handshake-merkel-orig-vstop-dlewis-00000000-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170317160509-trump-snub-handshake-merkel-orig-vstop-dlewis-00000000-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId…