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UC Berkeley threatened with lawsuit over Ann Coulter speech

The school's academic calendar shows that it falls in a "Reading/Review/Recitation Week" after the end of formal classes but before final exams. However, a leader of the college Republican group that originally invited Coulter said the university was placing strict conditions on the event, and he said his group meant to reject the new terms.

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AFBF Welcomes Confirmation of Agriculture Secretary Perdue

United Fresh praised the action of the U.S. Senate as they confirmed the nomination of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the next Secretary of Agriculture . "We strongly urge the administration to move quickly in filling these positions". "Perdue was an advocate for the supermarket industry and business in general", noted Greg Ferrara, SVP of government relations and public affairs at the Arlington, Va.

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Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme dies

The 1991 movie, based on Thomas Harris' novel, swept the Academy Awards the following year, winning Oscars for best picture and its two stars, Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, whose Hannibal Lecter character became a cultural icon. Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels starred in a road adventure featuring shifting identities, unpaid checks and a breakthrough, terrifying performance by a pre-"Goodfellas" Ray Liotta as Griffith's ex-convict husband.

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Bill to increase funding for highways dies in committee

State Senate leader Phil Berger said the compromise would phase in class size reductions over two school years. "My goal is to make sure that someone else doesn't have to go through the same process that we went through", Bob Marriott, Lizzi's father, said.

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Trump's hardball tactic on health care may backfire

Until Monday, the biggest sticking point had been funding for the border wall , but the White House is conceding on that demand, deferring that fight until later this year, when funding for 2018 comes up, according to senior administration officials, CBS News' Major Garrett reported Monday.

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Trump Names Retired Marine Corps General To Lead Secret Service

Randolph Alles, of the Customs and Border Protection's Office testifies during a Senate Homeland Security hearing on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. The retired general held several leadership positions in both the Marine Corps and joint combatant commands. Last month, a man jumped the White House fence and spent 15 minutes roaming the grounds.