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Exclusive: 'If there's a shutdown, there's a shutdown,' Trump says


WASHINGTON President Donald Trump downplayed the severity of a potential government shutdown on Thursday, just two days shy of a deadline for Congress to reach a spending deal to avert temporary layoffs of federal workers. | Video

Arkansas's fourth execution in eight days ends death chamber flurry

GRADY, Ark. Arkansas on Thursday executed its fourth inmate in eight days, administering a lethal injection to a man who killed two people after escaping from a prison where he had been serving a life sentence for murdering a cheerleader.

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United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger dragged from plane

CHICAGO United Airlines and the passenger who was dragged from a Chicago flight earlier this month have reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum, they said on Thursday, in the carrier's latest step to contain damage from an incident that sparked international outrage. | Video

Aerospace & Defense Apr 27 2017

Next battleground: An aging Great Lakes pipeline stirs new protest

CALGARY, Alberta The growing protest movement against U.S. oil and gas pipelines has so far focused on stopping or delaying new construction, with some high-profile successes.

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Number of U.S. visas to citizens of Trump travel ban nations drops

WASHINGTON The United States issued about 40 percent fewer temporary visas in March to citizens of seven countries covered by President Donald Trump's temporary travel bans than it did in an average month last year, according to a Reuters analysis of preliminary government data released on Thursday.

Politics, Election 2016, Apr 27 2017

Berkeley largely quiet after Ann Coulter speech cancelation

BERKELEY, Calif. Police at the University of California at Berkeley braced for civil unrest on Thursday in the aftermath of a canceled speech by conservative commentator Ann Coulter, but the campus remained tranquil through the day while hundreds of her supporters rallied nearby. | Video

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Florida Senate seeks pardon for wrongly accused 'Groveland Four'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Florida's Senate on Thursday apologized to the families of four black men wrongly accused of raping a white teenager nearly 70 years ago, and lawmakers called on the state's governor to issue full pardons.

Apr 27 2017

Police charge second suspect in Illinois judge's murder

CHICAGO Police have charged a second suspect in the murder of an Illinois judge shot outside his home on Chicago's South Side earlier this month in what they believe was a robbery, officials said on Thursday.

Apr 27 2017

Timeline detailed for New York City bus terminal project

NEW YORK The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Thursday laid out a new timeline for its revamped efforts to replace or renovate New York City's aging main bus terminal in midtown Manhattan.

Apr 27 2017

Idaho man gets 28 years in beating death of gay man

SALMON, Idaho An Idaho man who killed a gay man by kicking him up to 30 times with steel-toed boots was sentenced on Wednesday by a federal judge to 28 years in prison, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Apr 27 2017

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