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Arrest made in murder of MA jogger Vanessa Marcotte

The body of 27-year-old Marcotte was found August 7 in some woods about a half-mile from her mother's house, where the young woman was visiting family. He is reportedly being held at Massachusetts State Police barracks in Millbury on $1 million bail. An arrest has been made in connection to the murder of 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte, CBS Boston reports .

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Americans will be marching against Donald Trump again this weekend

In other words, the Tax March is not about accounting-it's about accountability. But, just as importantly, they will be calling attention to income inequality and demanding tax justice. Three parts of his tax plan in particular would be financial bonanzas for Trump and his family. 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 ...

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Trump moves away from 'Obamacare' sabotage (for now)

Trump aide Kellyanne Conway suggested in January the administration might entirely stop enforcing that requirement — the part of the law most hated by Republicans. "For all the improvements under the ACA - primarily the expansion of Medicaid and crackdown on some insurance abuses - the ACA still left 28 million without health coverage and millions more struggling with un-payable bills and escalating out-of-pocket costs".

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Iowa Gov. Branstad Signs Law Expanding Gun Rights

The measure would enable about 275,000 residents with weapons permits to carry concealed handguns in the Capitol. And it protects the confidentiality of permit holders. The bill would allow officers to pull over drivers specifically for texting. Branstad acknowledged the national publicity the bill has received. Proposed legislation would expand gun rights in Iowa.

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Putin backing 'evil person' in Syria's Assad, says Trump

President Donald Trump listens during a news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the East Room of the White House in Washington , Wednesday, April 12, 2017 . "The world's two most foremost nuclear powers can not have this kind of relationship". Meanwhile, Tillerson said that he and Lavrov discussed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at length and that he made clear that the Trump administration has come around to the view that the Syrian President can not stay in power.

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How can the Sharks slow down Oilers' McDavid?

Oh, and, did we mention that on Lucic's Power Play goal, Connor McDavid , the newly proclaimed "Great One", recorded his first point of the playoffs in his young, but an electrifying career? Despite the Sharks' slide down the standings in the spring, DeBoer spoke about the fact that, for much of the season, his team was at the top of the division.