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Why are Trump supporters taking to the streets?

Some in the pro-Trump crowd, holding American flags, faced off against black-clad opponents. Ruthie Hendrycks, founder of Minnesotans Seeking Immigration Reform, asked the crowd gathered in the Capitol rotunda. Of the arrests, five were for battery, four for assault with a deadly weapon (including one person who had a dagger) and one for resisting arrest, according to Berkeley police.

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Mother, 4 children die in MA blaze

The fire in the one-family home on Richmond Road went to three alarms before it was gotten under control. As of late Saturday morning, Meith said five remained unaccounted for. As of Sunday afternoon, the names of the mother and her four children had not been released. "Our community has suffered a great loss", Warwick Town Coordinator David Young told reporters.

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Personhood bill fails to advance in Iowa Legislature

Others indicated that there would be a lawsuit if the bill becomes law. Critics say that bill eventually could have outlawed most abortions in Iowa and might have led to a federal court case challenging the Roe w Wade decision that legalized abortion.

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Undocumented dad arrested by ICE while dropping kids off at school

It was a "small victory", MacLean told the New York Daily News . On Tuesday, Avelica-Gonzalez, who has been in the USA for more than 20 years, dropped off his 12-year-old daughter and was on his way to drop off his 13-year-old child when immigration official detained him a block from his daughter's school in Los Angeles, the LAist reports.

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Trump budget plan draws strong opposition from Republicans

America spends almost $600 billion a year on defense, more than the next seven nations combined. It's a stance that could put Trump at odds with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as well as Defense Secretary James Mattis, who once told lawmakers: "If you don't fund the State Department fully, then I need to buy more ammunition".

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Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke rides horse to first day of work

During his hearing, Zinke rejected Trump's claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is indisputable that environmental changes are affecting the world's temperature and human activity is a major reason. Secretary Zinke also issued an open letter to staff at the department outlining his priorities. Cantwell also said Zinke appears willing to support the transfer of some federal lands to states, citing his vote for the GOP-sponsored rules package.