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Nicholson has called for thousands of additional troops to help prop up the Afghan military, which is struggling to hold off the Taliban and an array of other militant groups. While there has been no letup in insurgent attacks in Afghanistan over the past several years, the onset of springtime militants to ramp up their activities because melting snows on mountain peaks allows insurgents to launch major battlefield attacks.
  • Lawyer: Abducted Tennessee girl's recovery 'just beginning'

    Lawyer: Abducted Tennessee girl's recovery 'just beginning'

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    The brother of the Tennessee teen allegedly kidnapped by a former teacher says that now that she is finally back with her family, "she's like herself and in ways she's not". "John [Cummins] said they were Christians, but we made clear there is no religion at the commune, we're not about that", Sophia said. Cummins faces federal and state charges.
  • Lawsuit: Man deported after being part of protection program

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    Curiel is the same judge who presided over lawsuits involving Trump's for-profit company, Trump University. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that "DACA enrollees are not being targeted". Montes and his lawyers are caught in a public, high-stakes fight with the Department of Homeland Security. According to CNN , DHS spokeswoman Jenny Burke said the 23-year-old had lost his DACA status when he crossed into the US illegally before being arrested on February 17.
  • Gas prices still climbing in northern New England

    Gas prices still climbing in northern New England

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    But Pittsburgh prices stayed flat through February and March as global oil prices - the biggest influence in American gasoline prices - hovered just above $50 a barrel. Petersburg/Clearwater ($2.38), and Orlando ($2.39). The lowest gas prices statewide are in Danville, on Virginia's southern border, with $1.97 recorded at one station and $1.99 at four other stations, according to GasBuddy.com.
  • Trump extends private-sector health care program for vets

    Trump extends private-sector health care program for vets

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    David J. Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in a statement. The new program, now limited to the Phoenix area, comes three years after the VA faced allegations of chronically long wait times at its centers, including its Phoenix facility, which treats about 120,000 veterans.
  • McDonald's drive-thru pit stop leads to Facebook killer

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    Police said in a 3:30 p.m. news conference that an autopsy of Stephens' body will occur Wednesday at the Erie County Coroner's Office. A few minutes after that, he went live and confessed to the murder. "Because there might be other people out there in similar situations that we can help by finding out why he did what he did and what drove him to this".
  • Sessions expands program to combat crime on tribal lands

    Sessions expands program to combat crime on tribal lands

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    MS-13 is the USA -based arm of Salvadoran crime gang Mara Salvatrucha. However, issues with MS13 in the U.S. were identified by authorities prior to the time Obama assumed office in 2009 - with the Federal Bureau of Investigation stating in the early 2000s that the gang was becoming a problem.
  • Louis, University of IL land NCAA final events

    Louis, University of IL land NCAA final events

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    In 2013, the university had served as host for the Division II men's golf championships, but the tournament was played at Hershey Country Club East Course. "We are committed to providing every student-athlete who comes here with a memorable championship experience. In addition, MIAA schools have great facilities and the NCAA has recognized that with today's announcement of multiple championship sites".
  • Gorsuch takes Supreme Court seat after divisive confirmation

    Gorsuch takes Supreme Court seat after divisive confirmation

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    In Gorsuch, Trump picked a respected federal appeals court judge who is seen as a fervent disciple of Scalia and a brand of conservative jurisprudence that calls for the strict interpretation of the US Constitution as its writers intended. El-Masri was eventually released after the Central Intelligence Agency admitted it had made a mistake. A Second Amendment challenge out of California, a religious liberty test from Missouri and a voter ID law from North Carolina now await Gorsuch and his ...
  • Arkansas prepping for lethal injections despite halt from courts

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    Later Saturday, Rutledge also asked the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse the blanket stay on executions ordered by Judge Baker, arguing that the case should have been dismissed because the challenge over midazolam had already been addressed in previous court cases.
  • Man Accused Of Assaulting Protester At Trump Rally Files Lawsuit Against President

    Man Accused Of Assaulting Protester At Trump Rally Files Lawsuit Against President

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    The three protesters, Kashiya Nwanguma, Molly Shah and Henry Brousseau say that they were peacefully protesting Trump during the rally when they were targeted by Trump, then his crowd. Video of the rally, Heimbach wrote, "features yours truly helping the crowd drive out one of the women who had been pushing, shoving, barking, and screaming at the attendees for the better part of an hour".
  • North Korea Rolls Out Missiles During Founder's Birthday Celebrations

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    Mr Kim, looking relaxed in a dark suit and laughing with aides, oversaw the festivities on the "Day of the Sun" at Pyongyang's main Kim Il-sung Square. This year, however, the holiday also showcased what appeared to be long-range and submarine-based missiles: weapons the country has always been warned against possessing.
  • White House decides against releasing visitor records

    White House decides against releasing visitor records

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    The Trump administration said Friday it will break with an Obama administration policy that proactively released most White House visitor logs online - a practice the former administration had held up as evidence of its commitment to transparency and opening government data.
  • Conservative group's health ads slam top GOP lawmakers

    Conservative group's health ads slam top GOP lawmakers

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    Since then, Meadows has been in frequent contact with his fellow Republicans, GOP leaders, and Vice President Mike Pence in hopes of brokering a deal that repeals some of Obamacare's insurance regulations-which conservatives say drove up the cost of premiums-but also protects sick patients.