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GOP divided on how to use tax cuts to match Democrats’ anti-Trump enthusiasm in 2018 midterms

CLOSE House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday Conor Lamb won in Pennsylvania's special congressional election because both candidates "ran as conservatives." But he said Lamb's win was unique and not something Democrats will "see a repeat of." (March 14) AP Republican candidate for Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District Rick Saccone speaks to supporters after his race…

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Turtle euthanized after teacher allegedly feeds it puppy

CLOSE Controversy is swirling around a junior high science teacher in Idaho who has been accused of feeding a puppy to a snapping turtle after school, multiple news outlets report Time A snapping turtle is seen in this 2009 photo. (Photo: Andrea Melendez, The Des Moines Register) Idaho officials euthanized a snapping turtle Friday, days…

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Botswana leader: Trump encouraging poaching

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ian Khama says that US policy is encouraging poaching of endangered animals The outgoing president of Botswana has attacked his US counterpart Donald Trump for "encouraging poaching" by overturning a ban on the import of hunting trophies. Speaking at an anti-poaching summit in Botswana, two weeks before he steps…

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Soldiers killed in West Bank car attack

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The incident happened near the Jewish settlement of Mevo Dotan A Palestinian man has driven his car into a group of Israeli troops in the north of the occupied West Bank, killing an officer and a soldier, the Israeli military says. The incident happened near the Jewish settlement of Mevo…

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Rapist snared after urinating in plant pot

Image copyright Northumbria Police Image caption Eric McKenna was cautioned following the dispute with his neighbour, but more serious consequences were to follow A rapist who evaded capture for more than 30 years until he urinated in a neighbour's plant pot - leading to a DNA match - has been jailed. Eric McKenna, 59, raped…

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FEMA’s response to Hurricane Maria won’t get initial review under watchdog agency’s new approach

CLOSE Hurricane Maria was the strongest when it made landfall in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Nearly six months later, more than 65% of residents there are still without power. Carrie Cochran, USA TODAY Network John V. Kelly, acting inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security (Photo: Ledyard King, USA TODAY) WASHINGTON — With FEMA facing its…

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Judge: No death penalty for Mitt Romney, Christie Whitman

Cherry Hill Courier-Post Published 11:02 p.m. ET March 15, 2018 | Updated 5:04 p.m. ET March 16, 2018 Mitt Romney (Photo: James M. Dobson / The Spectrum & Daily News) CAMDEN – A lawsuit seeking the death penalty for 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and former Gov. Christie Todd Whitman is frivolous and malicious,…

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GOP divided on how to use tax cuts to match Democrats’ anti-Trump enthusiasm in 2018 midterms

CLOSE House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday Conor Lamb won in Pennsylvania's special congressional election because both candidates "ran as conservatives." But he said Lamb's win was unique and not something Democrats will "see a repeat of." (March 14) AP Republican candidate for Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District Rick Saccone speaks to supporters after his race…

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Kelly Tells White House Staff Their Jobs Are Safe

White House chief of staff John Kelly told members of President Donald Trump’s senior staff on Friday that their West Wing jobs are safe -- a simple but necessary message after a week of heightened tumult in the administration. The assurance from the chief of staff was intended to silence whispers about a looming purge…

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