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U.S. Arbor Day Foundation and Publix Celebrate Florida Clean Water Collaboration
Author: 0 Arbor Day Foundation and Publix Celebrate Florida Clean Water Collaboration

Someone once said that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, and that the second-best time is now. She felt compelled to pass along the memories she has of planting seedlings as a child with her father. Around 10,000 trees populate the boulevards, parks and street dividers of Kalispell, and the anticipated invasion of tree-loving insects could wipe out half of them in the next few years, according to Kalispell Parks Superintendent Fred Bicha.

U.S. Trump creates accountability office at VA
Author: 0 Trump creates accountability office at VA

Among its other duties, the office will investigate complaints of retaliation against whistleblowers. Trump says the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection's creation sends "a strong message: Those who fail our veterans will be held, for the first time, accountable".

U.S. Conservatives back revised health bill, GOP moderates balk
Author: 0 Conservatives back revised health bill, GOP moderates balk

Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the Freedom Caucus, and Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., co-chairman of the centrist Tuesday Group, with help from the White House. Of course, Representatives trying to push this bill through again won't need that luck: "The amendment specifically says the waivers could not apply to members of Congress and their staffs, who are required to obtain coverage on the exchanges under Obamacare".

Author: 0 United States admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen

North Korea routinely accuses the United States of readying for an invasion, and threatens pre-emptive strikes to stop the US. The Trump administration has declared that all options, including a targeted military strike, are on the table to block North Korea from carrying out threats against the USA and its allies in the region.

Author: 0 Astronaut breaks USA space record, gets call from Trump

He added that even drinking recycled urine to save precious water in space was "really not as bad as it sounds". It might take some time for anyone to surpass the new NASA time in space record set by Commander Whitson as she is still now on the ISS, her second stint as the commander of the space station.

Author: 0 Why Ranchers and Farmers Are Cheering for Sonny Perdue

The corn growers continued, "We are ready to partner with Secretary Perdue and the rest of the Administration to build a better farm economy". Senator Perdue presided over the vote and voted present. Trump has proposed a 21 percent cut in USDA programs and has harshly criticized some global trade deals, saying they have killed American jobs. Many local farmers say they are positive about how global trade could look in the future.

U.S. President Trump Signs New Executive Order:
Author: 0 President Trump Signs New Executive Order: "Buy American and Hire American"

Any amendments to the current practices of the H-1B visa program will also likely affect Facebook , which has more than 15 percent of its US employees hired using a temporary work visa, according to Reuters . They would also be asked to offer changes so that H-1B visas are awarded to the 'most-skilled or highest-paid applicants'. This ends up preventing companies that would need the visas in order to hire higher-skilled workers from getting them.

U.S. No active shooter at middle school in Mason County
Author: 0 No active shooter at middle school in Mason County

It was not immediately clear if anyone had been wounded. The county sheriff's office initially confirmed a shooter was reported in the Hawkins Middle cafeteria. Police said they were sending a response team to the middle school. It includes Mason and Kitsap deputies, ATF, and Washington State Patrol. The middle and high schools were placed on lockdown.

U.S. WH officials: Busy week, but no health care vote or shutdown
Author: 0 WH officials: Busy week, but no health care vote or shutdown

Two groups of House Republicans have proposed removing the federal stricture that state insurers charge the same amount to customers even if they have preexisting health conditions, known as the "community rating". By law, insurers are obligated to provide the assistance even if government repayment isn't guaranteed. It's estimated that ending the payments would prompt insurers to jack up premiums by 19 percent to recoup the lost revenue or exit the individual market altogether.

U.S. Two Inmates Executed On The Same Day In Arkansas
Author: 0 Two Inmates Executed On The Same Day In Arkansas

Attorneys for Marcel Williams, who was executed after Jones, said that Jones was moving his lips and gulping for air about five minutes into his execution. Williams had been convicted in 1994 for raping and murdering Stacy Errickson after abducting her from a gas station. Jones was given the death penalty for the 1995 rape and killing of Mary Phillips.

U.S. The problem with trading Trump's tax 'plan'
Author: 0 The problem with trading Trump's tax 'plan'

And to "reform" the corporate tax code in a revenue-neutral way necessarily requires overcoming the opposition of one well-heeled interest group or another - a fact of which the House's border-adjustment tax enthusiasts are painfully aware .

U.S. Altuve out of Astros' lineup a day after collision
Author: 0 Altuve out of Astros' lineup a day after collision

Altuve appeared to hit his head in the collision, although Hernandez evidently got the worst of it. Hernandez had to be carted off the field. Tomlin gave Cleveland six innings with three runs scoring on eight hits and six K's. Bauer went 2-0 vs. Houston past year, including a 7.0-shutout-inning performance at Minute Maid Park on May 10 (3H, 3BB, 7K). Josh Reddick started in center against the Indians.

Author: 0 Alarming photos show North Korea on war footing

SEOUL , South Korea (AP) - In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious USA missile defense system had been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power . South Korea's navy has said it will hold drills with the USA strike group. Other issues cited were canceled global flights to North Korea plus concerns about "safety and security of participants and their belongings, communications with the outside world, possibility ...

U.S. Berkeley reverses decision to cancel Ann Coulter speech
Author: 0 Berkeley reverses decision to cancel Ann Coulter speech

You don't have to agree with a thing Ann Coulter says to appreciate the bold blow she will be striking on April 27 for freedom of speech on college campuses. She said she believes that her speech "has been unconstitutionally banned" by the "public, taxpayer-supported UC-Berkeley". The decision to cancel Coulter's speech drew sharp criticism from some on the campus, such as Robert Reich, a Berkeley professor who served as labor secretary under President Bill Clinton.

U.S. Sonny Perdue sworn in as United States agriculture secretary
Author: 0 Sonny Perdue sworn in as United States agriculture secretary

Congressman Adrian Smith said in a statement that the confirmation of Secretary Perdue is great news for Nebraska agriculture. "We look forward to opportunities to sit down with President Trump, Secretary Perdue, and others in the administration to provide input on how the task force can best serve soybean farmers".

Author: 0 ESPN laying off about 100 anchors, reporters, analysts and staffers, sources say

Ed Werder , a Dallas-based National Football League reporter who had been at the network since 1998, was among the first staffers to announce via Twitter that he'd been laid off . After nine years at ESPN, LeBrun was laid off on Wednesday, but he will continue his work for TSN and their french equivalent RDS. And as of 2014, ESPN got $6 per subscriber from every cable company , whether they were a rabid sports fan or just flipped past ESPN on their way to Food Network.

Author: 0 Coulter says Berkeley speech is "canceled' but implies visit"

Outspoken political commentator and New York Times bestselling author Ann Coulter was scheduled to speak at an event on campus Thursday but was told that the college could not meet the necessary security requirements to guarantee her safety at the event.

U.S. Melania Trump Hosts White House Easter Egg Roll, Reads to Children
Author: 0 Melania Trump Hosts White House Easter Egg Roll, Reads to Children

Donald Trump was hosting his first Easter Egg Roll at the White House when he took to the balcony overlooking the mansion's lawns to hear a rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner. 13 Click play to watch the president and first lady's statements. Guests were invited to participate in various activities, games and musical events as well as the central Easter Egg Roll .

Author: 0 McDonald's staff tried to stall Facebook murder suspect, says owner

Williams said Steve Stephens, who randomly killed a Cleveland retiree and posted video of the crime on Face. Facebook has since announced it was launching a review for reporting harmful content. He shot himself in the head after the vehicle spun and came to a stop, police said. One of the pursuing troopers picked his spot - in front of an abandoned school - and rammed Stephens' bumper to get him to stop.