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Events mark Memorial Day weekend

Retired Navy Veteran Tony Arrigo will offer a prayer and Flanagan American Legion Post 456 will conduct the military portion of the service. Sen. Janet Bewley, D-Delta, and Elizabeth Benn of the Council of Veterans Programs are featured speakers at 1 p.m.

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Gov. Abbott addresses calls for special session

Jason Dunnington. "If you take that bill and you send it back with a half billion [dollars], it results in cuts because of the formula changes we made", Bernal says. After significant debate Wednesday, the Senate voted 18-13 to raise the state sales tax from 6 percent to 7.25 percent, then cut all income-tax rates next year with a goal of eventually ending them.

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Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election, apologizes for violence against reporter

Jacobs did not suffer any significant injuries in the incident, but said his glasses were broken. Members of the supportive crowd shouted, "You're forgiven". Greg Gianforte (left), Donald Trump (right). WASHINGTON (AP ) - Republicans and Democrats found cause for optimism Friday even as the GOP candidate, facing last-minute assault charges, held onto Montana's sole House seat.

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Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget

Trump's budget assumes the Republican health care bill becomes law. "The CBC budget works to strengthen our economy by making meaningful investments in education, transportation and infrastructure, the environment, scientific research and maintains a strong social safety net that protects our most vulnerable".

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Montana US House race sparks record campaign spending

Gianforte faces off against Democrat Rob Quist on Thursday. "Every seat in every place has become a national contest". "Frankly, the fact that they're having to spend millions and millions of dollars to hold these seats is astounding", House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday, referencing Montana and Georgia.

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Tattooed 'Joker' accused of flashing gun at cars

But it's his appearance that brought a bit of a Hush to a Miami-Dade courtroom - with his green hair, pale skin, and tattooed facial scars, Lawrence looked an bad lot like Batman's iconic arch-nemesis, the Joker . According to the Miami Herald , police found Sullivan outside of his apartment. On each of his cheeks, he has a tattoo that looks as if his mouth has been split ear to ear and then stitched back together.