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Trump's first 100 days: What can he accomplish before the hundredth day?

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President Donald Trump plans to mark his 100th day in office on Saturday with a rally in...

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4th Arkansas inmate executed in 8 days lurches on gurney

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VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, wrapping up an accelerated schedule with a lethal injection that left the prisoner lurching and convulsing 20 times before he died. Kenneth Williams, 38, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m., 13 minutes after the...


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Starting with Bears, surprises galore on Day 1 of NFL draft

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Defense was supposed to dominate in the first round of the NFL draft. It did, eventually. It just took a while. After the Browns took Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett with the No. 1 overall pick Thursday night, eight of the next 11 picks were offensive players in a...


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The Latest: Attorney: Reports of execution 'horrifying'

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VARNER, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas’ effort to execute a fourth inmate before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires on Sunday (all times local): 12:45 a.m. An attorney for the fourth Arkansas inmate executed in eight days says accounts of the lethal injection are “horrifying.” Shawn...


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Offensive draft early, QBs prized after Garrett is No. 1

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With defensive studs everywhere in this draft, NFL teams turned offensive. With an emphasis on quarterbacks. Hardly stunning in a pass-happy league, except that no quarterbacks in this crop have been highly touted. Yet three went in the first dozen Thursday night, with two...


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There's no Ann Coulter speech planned. But protesters converged on Berkeley.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BERKELEY, Calif. - Ann Coulter’s speech at the University of California at Berkeley was canceled. But the debate and hostility that were unleashed by the controversy over the conservative commentator’s planned event continued here Thursday. Demonstrators who...


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Arkansas carries out fourth execution in eight days, concluding frantic lethal

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Arkansas executed a death-row inmate late Thursday night in the state’s fourth lethal injection in eight days, concluding a frantic execution schedule officials said was needed to carry out death sentences before one of their deadly drugs expired. The aggressive...


Business

Asian stocks lower as North Korea jitters flare

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BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Friday amid renewed jitters over North Korea and conflicting signals from President Donald Trump about U.S. trade policy. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.3 percent to 3,143.81 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 retreated 0.2 percent to 19,210.49....


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The Latest: Saints end 1st round by taking Ryan Ramczyk

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the first round of the NFL draft (all times local): 11:55 p.m. The New Orleans Saints closed out the first round of the NFL draft by selecting Wisconsin offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk with the 32nd pick. The Saints, who led the NFL in yards per game last season,...


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, April 28, the 118th day of 2017. There are 247 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On April 28, 1967, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali was stripped of his title after he refused to be inducted into the armed forces. U.S. Army Gen. William...


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Arkansas plans for fourth and final execution planned this month; Supreme Court

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Arkansas plans to execute a death-row inmate Thursday evening in what would be the state’s fourth lethal injection in a week, concluding a frantic execution schedule that has drawn international scrutiny. Attorneys had petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to call off the...


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