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Judge orders Auburn to let white nationalist Spencer speak

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A "While Mr. Spencer's beliefs and message are controversial, Auburn presented no evidence that Mr. Spencer advocates violence", U.S. District Court Judge W. The hosting of white supremacist Richard Spencer at Alabama college Auburn University on April 18 was certainly not received well by students. This afternoon, a federal judge ruled that Auburn must allow Spencer to speak in the Foy Auditorium tonight. Read More »

O'Reilly out at Fox News Channel, still denies allegations

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Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet, called for 21st Century Fox to make the results of its investigation of the accusations against O'Reilly public. Welcome to Fox News in the Donald Trump era. The New York Times reported earlier this month that O'Reilly, Fox and 21st Century had paid $13 million in settlements to five accusers. Read More »

Playground case touches on separation of church and state

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And I would have thought that that's a pretty strong principle in our constitutional law. That, essentially, is the question the U.S. Supreme Court will answer in the case of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Esbeck said that the two courts interpreted the section literally, and that interpretation would stand if the Supreme Court upholds the decision. Mittman went on to say church versus state should continue to be enforced. Read More »

NCAA Awards FSU 2022 Golf Regional Championships

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After the Division III meet was hosted in Conroe, Texas this past season, the meet will move to the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana, before camping in Greensboro for the next two seasons. The Auburn University Club will host a pair of NCAA regionals with the first coming in 2019. In 2021, we will host the men's Frozen Four at PPG Paints Area. Read More »

Trump raised $149.6 million for inauguration, doubling Obama's record

On Tuesday, a Federal Election Commission filing revealed that the Las Vegas Sands casino owner and anti-online gambling curmudgeon had contributed $5m to Trump's coming out party in Washington this January. Steve Wynn donated $729,217 in entertainment through Wynn Resorts. Trump struggled to raise large sums of money for much of the campaign, though the report shows a large number of traditional donors and companies in recent months making amends by funding his inauguration. Read More »

That 'Armada' Heading To North Korea? Actually, It Sailed South

The ship that was coming to take on North Korea is making a stopover first. The US military initially said in a statement dated April 10 that Admiral Harry Harris, the commander of Pacific Command, directed the Vinson strike group "to sail north and report on station in the Western Pacific". Read More »

No need for Trump's approval to use massive bomb

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Afghan Defence Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said no civilians were harmed in the massive blast that targeted the network of caves and tunnels, which had been heavily mined. Some residents in areas of Achin recently liberated from Islamic State occupation welcomed Thursday's strike, which hit headlines around the world and has been widely interpreted as a deliberate show of strength by U.S. Read More »

United Kingdom snap election may boost Scottish independence hopes, Sturgeon says

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THERESA May has made a " huge political miscalculation " in calling a snap election, Nicola Sturgeon warned, as she said the vote could strengthen the case for a second Scottish independence referendum. That's a position which served them well in the 2016 election to the Holyrood parliament when they overtook Labour to become the second largest party in Scotland. Read More »

Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions

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Griffen issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking the state from using its supply of vecuronium bromide after a company said it had sold the drug to the state for medical purposes, not capital punishment. A state judge earlier Friday blocked the state from using a lethal injection drug, a move that could also halt the executions altogether. Lawyers for the inmates challenged the use of midazolam, which was involved in flawed executions elsewhere, as well as the shortened timeframe. Read More »

Oklahoma sheriff's deputy dies after shooting

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He was taken to a hospital, where he died. The sheriff said Wade was "a warrior". He says Wade was coherent enough after the shooting to give investigators information about the gunman. Vincent said LeForce was found in a nearby outbuilding, where he surrendered to authorities. Wade was married with three children and had worked for the sheriff's office about three years. Read More »

Gas Prices in Lincoln are Up

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While average prices are far below their five-year average, they remain notably higher than last year. The national average price stands at its highest mark since September 5, 2015, mainly the result of oil rising $6 more per barrel over the past few weeks along with a decline in inventories and rising tensions in the Middle East, according to Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy. Read More »

Alex Jones 'playing a character,' says lawyer

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Her legal team got permission from the judge to play certain clips from the show during the trial as part of their argument that he's not fit to be a parent. Jones has become an unlikely force in the Donald Trump era. Daily, Jones engages in radicalizing his supporters - could it be argued that he is placing his children in harm's way by exposing them, too, to his "entertainment"? That's what the radio and internet personality's attorneys appear to be claiming in a bitter custody case ... Read More »

Phila. schools on lockdown, reports of sightings of Facebook killing suspect

Detectives late Sunday obtained a warrant charging Stephens with aggravated murder in the death of 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. Stephens is believed to be armed and unsafe, police said . "This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook", a Facebook spokesperson told Buzzfeed. And nine schools were locked down Monday in Philadelphia, a more than six-hour drive from Cleveland , as police investigated possible sightings of Stephens. Read More »

Germany says tight referendum result a big responsibility for Erdogan

An global observer mission that monitored the voting also found irregularities, saying the conduct of Sunday's referendum "fell short" of the worldwide standards. The U.S. State Department said it had taken note of the European monitors' concerns and looked forward to a final report, urging the Turkish government to protect the rights and freedoms of all citizens, however they voted. Read More »

Elimination Night on 'SNL': Jared Kushner vs. Steve Bannon

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Pence replies, "Sir, I love when you joke so casually about North Korea". Then Pence informs him that his top advisers have been at each other's throats, and he must do something about it. "Now, just...fix everything". You will get to keep advising me. For its first live show coast-to-coast, " Saturday Night Live " brought out Jimmy Fallon as Jared Kushner and Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer as the Easter Bunny. Read More »

Marches Set Nationwide to Protest Trump Tax Returns

Warren said the American public has a right to know more about Trump's business ties, debts, and how Trump's organization may be benefiting from his presidency. While not speaking for the national march, Price said organizers have tried to make Pittsburgh's march non-partisan. "The American people want to know who he is connected with, what the possible conflicts are, if he actually pays his taxes and how many loopholes he takes advantage of". Read More »

'We Got Him': Cops Say DNA Links Suspect to Slain Jogger

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Police said her body was naked and partially burned. The DNA was used to help create a profile of a suspect, which was released two months ago. Early said he anticipates a murder charge against Colon-Ortiz, who is expected to be arraigned Tuesday. Read More »

Activists use Tax Day to say to Trump: Show us your returns

Third, because the Republican congressional agenda includes a program for huge tax cuts, voters are naturally curious about how such changes might benefit Trump and his children. Joe Dinkin of the Working Families Party told me in an interview that "if Trump had been able to implement one of the tax reforms that he's talked about, which is eliminating the alternative minimum tax, if he had been able to do that on his 2005 returns, he would have paid nearly nothing". Read More »

New Threats to Women's Health

The less clarity insurance carriers have about subsidies and whether the administration will promote 2018 enrollment, the likelier they are to bail or jack up premiums on the policies they offer, to cover themselves. Ceci Connolly, president of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, said that if the funds were to go away, the nonprofit insurers that her group represents have said they would either have to make a hard decision about staying in the market at all, or hike premiums anywhere from ... Read More »

Iowa to become latest state to allow guns in its Capitol

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Gov. Terry Branstad commented that the new law makes, "Iowa one of the most pro-2nd Amendment states in the country". The state must provide identification to people who need it. The governor thanked the Iowa Firearms Coalition and the Iowa National Rifle Association for their advocacy. The measure was well-received in the legislature, passing unanimously in both the House in March and the Senate in April while the Iowa Department of Natural Resources was reportedly neutral on the bill. Read More »

Trump lets states block some Planned Parenthood money

The law signed Thursday by the president began in the House and narrowly passed the Senate, only after Vice President Pence stepped in to cast the tie-breaking vote late last month. Herman and Paige St. John, reported on the activities of David Daleiden "and a small circle of anti-abortion activists [that] went undercover into meetings of abortion providers and women's health groups". Read More »

McCain urges Kosovo resume dialogue with Serbia

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Second, our bilateral relations. "I will assure my discussion partners: 'The path toward the European Union remains open if you choose reforms and progress instead of division and stagnation, '" Gabriel said in a statement. He said that upon returning to the U.S., he would tell his colleagues in the Senat, "the president, and the American people" that everything happening in Eastern Europe is "of vital importance for USA national security". Read More »

Gorsuch confirmation rolls Supreme Court to the right

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The senior Kentucky senator led the way as Senate Republicans invoked the so-called nuclear option yesterday, voting 52 to 48 along party lines to abolish the filibuster for nominations to the Supreme Court. Expressing confidence over his Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch to succeed as the US Supreme Court justice, President Donald Trump said he was proud of the former. Read More »

Rain chances increase in Oklahoma City Thursday afternoon

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Highs will jump to around 80 degrees with a light south winds at 10 miles per hour. Friday , there is a 60 percent chance of showers and storms, mainly before 1 p.m., the weather service said. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Monday night has an 80 percent chance of showers. Lows north 59-62, south 62-68. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 64. Read More »

NY makes tuition free, but students must stay after college

Cuomo has toured the state in recent days to promote the program, the first of its kind in the nation, after it was included in the state budget approved Sunday night. "We took the governor's original plan and made it better, by requiring students to maintain a certain GPA and to live and work in NY after they graduate", said Scott Reif, a spokesman for the Senate's Republican leadership. Read More »

Unruly parents prompt Pennsylvania group to cancel Easter egg hunt

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Andrews Baptist Church will be held at the Marina Civic Center on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. A volunteer fire company from Pennsylvania has announced it is canceling its long-held free Easter egg hunt for local kids because the firemen are sick and exhausted of the parents being so "unruly" and ruining the kids' fun. Read More »

Takeaways from the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards show

Producers Frank Liddell, Eric Masse and Glenn Worf joined Lambert onstage and praised the singer for letting her soul shine through her music. "I was really nervous initially", Miranda told Rare Country in a recent pre-show interview. Nominees for female vocalist of the year are Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, Lambert, Underwood and Morris, who recently won a Grammy for her hit song, " My Church ". Read More »