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Author: 0 NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

Earnhardt suffered concussions after crashes numerous times over his career and missed the second half of the 2016 season with concussion-like symptoms. The next time the series raced at Daytona, Earnhardt Jr. won, driving the No. 8 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Bowman has experience with Hendrick, trust with Earnhardt and success in his first major shot with an established team.

U.S. China's official unemployment rate drops below 4%
Author: 0 China's official unemployment rate drops below 4%

According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics, unemployment peaked at 4.02 percent at the end of 2016. Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in March 2017, unchanged from February 2017. Kansas gained 4,600 private sector jobs since March 2016. Unemployed residents dropped by 300 to 1,900. For March 2017, it stood at 4.9 percent. Total seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs increased by 1,400, or 0.1 percent, from the previous month.

U.S. Russia to supply power to rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine
Author: 0 Russia to supply power to rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine

Stone was killed in Luhansk, one of two regions of Ukraine that have declared their independence from the government in Kiev . As a result, an American paramedic was killed and another two observers, citizens of the Czech Republic and Germany, sustained wounds.

Author: 0 Senate Confirms Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

Later in the day, he is expected to join Trump at the White House for a roundtable discussion with about 15 farm leaders from across the country. When Perdue was nominated on January 18 and when he was confirmed on April 24, a total of 96 days passed without a leader of the USDA .

U.S. Who Is To Be Named The New Secret Service Director?
Author: 0 Who Is To Be Named The New Secret Service Director?

This is a developing story. He comes to the Secret Service after serving in several roles with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, most recently being appointed acting deputy commissioner on January 20, the day President Donald Trump took office.

U.S. Trump looks to lift protections on America's vast nature preserves
Author: 0 Trump looks to lift protections on America's vast nature preserves

The action that could upend protections put in place in states across the country as Trump tries to rack up accomplishments in his first 100 days. The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) issued a statement saying it the outdoor industry business community are "very concerned about and closely watching" President Trump's Executive Order calling for a review of national monument designations under the Antiquities Act.

U.S. Survivalist convicted of killing trooper in sniper ambush
Author: 0 Survivalist convicted of killing trooper in sniper ambush

Outside the courthouse after the verdict had been announced, Eric Frein's defense attorney William Ruzzo said the defense's attention is shifting to convince the jury that his client does not deserve the death penalty. Jurors saw autopsy photos Tuesday morning, as well as the bulletproof vest that Dickson was wearing when he was killed by a rifle bullet. The verdict was expected after prosecutors presented more than 500 pieces of evidence tying Frein to the ambush.

U.S. Rescued teen back home in Tennessee, reunited with family
Author: 0 Rescued teen back home in Tennessee, reunited with family

The images showed Cummins had altered his hair to appear darker and the girl's hair may have changed to red. Siskiyou County Sheriff Deputies, knowing Cummins had taken two hand guns with him, took up position around the cabin and just waited around seven hours for him to come out, to take him by surprise and take him into custody.

Author: 0 Amid threats, New Orleans removes Confederate monument

Despicable!" Leaders of advocacy group Take 'Em Down Nola told press while they are excited that the monument was removed, they do not like the city's methods. The Liberty Place Monument has been one of several throughout the city that has been vandalized multiple times over the past few years. Robert Bonner, a 63-year-old Civil War re-enactor, was there to protest the monument's removal.

U.S. Sonny Perdue is confirmed by the Senate as the next agriculture secretary
Author: 0 Sonny Perdue is confirmed by the Senate as the next agriculture secretary

Still, Perdue, 70, is getting a late start on the job. During a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences conference in 2007, Perdue said, "One of Georgia's greatest strengths is our agricultural industry". But Perdue would have to contend with deep cuts to the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed by the president's budget, which could disproportionately affect rural residents and farmers nationwide, pitting him in between the White House's priorities and those of rural and ...

U.S. Xi urges restraint on N. Korea in phone call with Trump
Author: 0 Xi urges restraint on N. Korea in phone call with Trump

China has repeatedly called for the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and is anxious the situation could spin out of control, leading to war and a chaotic collapse of its isolated, impoverished neighbour. North Korea' sole significant ally, China, also opposes Pyongyang's programs to develop weapons of mass destruction. Kim previously taught Korean at the Yanbian University of Science and Technology in Yanji, China, not far from the North Korea border, said the school's Communist ...

Author: 0 Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack

Mattis and Nicholson's remarks come just days after the Taliban pulled off the single-most deadly attack against Afghan security forces since the beginning of the war. So the security situation is deteriorating? . Afghan troops and police, beset by killings and desertions, have been struggling to beat back insurgents since US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops ended their combat mission in December 2014.

U.S. Jeff Sessions Won't Apologize For Offending The Entire State Of Hawaii
Author: 0 Jeff Sessions Won't Apologize For Offending The Entire State Of Hawaii

Sessions said the construction of the wall would be "the end of illegality" and charged that Democrats would be exclusively responsible in the event of a government shutdown on Saturday due to a disagreement over the border barrier. President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday pressed their case for building a wall at the U.S. "This order is lawful". "And that we are going to actually implement policies that go even further than what we have right now to undo the ...

Author: 0 Obama to Make First Post-Presidency Appearance at University of Chicago

The centre, to be built on the city's South Side, is expected to cost $500 million (€460 million) or more to build and endow for the future. The former POTUS took the stage with six Chicago-area students for a discussion on civic engagement and community organizing in front of an audience of about 300, according to the Chicago Tribune .

Author: 0 Democrats in Disarray Over Abortion

That makes him unacceptable to Thomas Perez (shown), the national chairman of the Democratic Party. "That is not negotiable", he said , "and should not change city by city or state by state". "At the state level, there are still a decent number of pro-life Democrats, but we see that they're not moving up", Quigley said. Consider this: A billionaire businessman raised in New York City was able to successfully cast his Democratic opponent as the candidate of the elites in this country.

Author: 0 UC Berkeley Students Sue University for Cancelling Ann Coulter Speech

Coulter, the event sponsors, audience, and bystanders could be adequately protected - at any of the campus venues", university officials said. Campus spokesman Dan Moguluf said Coulter's promise "to come to the campus come what may" prompted Dirks to launch an expanded search beyond the usual venues for high-profile speakers to find one where officials can ensure safety.

Author: 0 North Korea Vows to Destroy U.S. Carrier, China Urges Restraint

China is North Korea's sole major ally but has been angered by its nuclear and missile programmes and is frustrated by Pyongyang's belligerence. The call between the presidents was the latest manifestation of their close communication, which was good for their countries and the world, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said.

U.S. Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico
Author: 0 Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

Thomas has been reunited with her family. "Sometimes she'll be happy and laughing and back to the same old girl and then she'll be sometimes just in the fetal position crying", Anthony Thomas said. Danielle Thomas, Elizabeth's sister-in-law, told News 2 she spent time with the 15-year-old at an undisclosed location where Thomas is staying for evaluation.

U.S. Royals swept by Rangers
Author: 0 Royals swept by Rangers

It was the third win in a row for Texas, which is still hitting an American League-low.207. Two of the three losses in this series have come in walk-off fashion. The meek production rendered moot another strong start from Ian Kennedy, who allowed one run across seven innings. "I recognize that pitch and I go for it", said Bonifacio, who was called up Friday.