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Amid reports of US NAFTA pullout, Mexico leaned on diplomacy

US President Donald Trump told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he would not pull out of the NAFTA treaty for now, but will swiftly begin renegotiating the trilateral deal with them, a White House statement said. In fact, United States companies would be paying more to export to Mexico and Canada, than Canadian and Mexican firms would to ship to the US. On the campaign trail, Trump regularly issued threats to the effect that he would seek a renegotiation of NAFTA.

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Colts get an orangutan to announce their Day 3 draft picks

You have to really pace yourself to get through the final four rounds of the draft, with increasingly obscure players, many from small schools, hearing their names called. The orangutan's first pick was USC's Zach Banner , and what should've been a joyous moment for him probably was a little confusing. The best part about this is that when the Colts picked again with the No.

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IN transportation bill increases fuel tax by 10 cents per gallon

Holcomb says he has signed 161 bills into law, vetoed one and 109 remain. The new law goes into effect on July 1. Holcomb and Republican legislative leaders trumpeted both bills at a signing ceremony in the Statehouse Thursday. The biennial budget (House Enrolled Act 1001) and state's transportation funding plan (House Enrolled Act 1002) gained final legislative approval late last week.

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Captive woman found crying in pit in neighbor's shed

Dunn was involuntarily admitted to the local hospital for a psychiatric evaluation following one such call, when police returned to his home because neighbors said he was in his yard with a gun. "I am angry at a state government that places risky, mentally ill people into our neighborhoods", he said. "(The woman and her family) are the sweetest people you'd ever want to know", neighbor Lisa Crawford said.

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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.