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Arkansas plans fourth execution in about a week


Arkansas plans to end its series of April executions by putting to death on Thursday an inmate convicted of murdering a cheerleader and who escaped from prison and killed two other people before being captured again.

Trump's plan to slash business taxes seen as 'guidepost' by congressional Republicans

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump unveiled a one-page plan on Wednesday proposing deep U.S. tax cuts, many for businesses, that would make the federal deficit balloon if enacted, drawing a cautious welcome from fiscal conservatives and financial markets. | Video

Politics, Election 2016 8:52am EDT

Berkeley braces for unrest despite Ann Coulter cancelation

BERKELEY, Calif. Police at the University of California at Berkeley braced for potential clashes between militant left-wing and right-wing activists on Thursday, despite conservative commentator Ann Coulter dropping plans to address students at the campus.

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Asylum-seekers fleeing U.S. may find cold comfort in Canada’s courts

TORONTO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba Migrants who applied for asylum in the United States but then fled north, fearing they would be swept up in President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown, may have miscalculated in viewing Canada as a safe haven. | Video

World, United Nations 9:04am EDT

U.S. chief justice alarmed at Trump administration immigration case stance

WASHINGTON U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts took issue on Wednesday with the Trump administration's stance in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions.

Politics, Election 2016, Apr 26 2017

Uber driver charged with raping California woman in car

LOS ANGELES An Uber driver accused by prosecutors of having sexually assaulted a female passenger after she sought a ride home from a gathering in the upscale seaside city of Newport Beach, California, was charged with rape on Wednesday.

Tech Apr 26 2017

Survivalist sentenced to death for murder of PA state trooper

MILFORD, Pa. A survivalist convicted of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in a 2014 sniper attack that launched a massive manhunt was sentenced to death on Wednesday by jurors.

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Ann Coulter cancels speech at Berkeley amid safety dispute

BERKELEY, Calif. Conservative commentator Ann Coulter said she had scrapped plans to speak on Thursday at the University of California at Berkeley in defiance of campus officials, who had barred her original engagement this week out of concerns about inciting violent protests.

Apr 26 2017

'Tremendous' Trump impersonator wins contest to host fake news show

LOS ANGELES A professional impressionist from Las Vegas took home first prize in a contest impersonating Donald Trump on Wednesday, earning a role hosting an online fake news comedy show.

Entertainment 1:41am EDT

Difficult legal path forward for Trump in sanctuary cities case

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO Even if President Donald Trump wins an appeal of a court ruling blocking his executive order on sanctuary cities, arguments made by the government in the case could permanently harm its efforts to cut off wide swaths of federal funding to targeted cities, some legal experts say.

Politics, Election 2016 2:49am EDT

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