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Republican-led Senate OKs $11.8 billion budget

Republican-led Senate OKs $11.8 billion budget

They included Rep. Yvonne Holley of Raleigh , Rep. Becky Carney of Charlotte and Rep. Ken Goodman of Rockingham. Five times, Republicans tabled amendments rather than casting votes on them. North Carolina House members are still weighing in on the proposed state budget written by the chamber's Republicans. Starting pay would increase from $35,000 to $35,300, and teachers with more than 25 years of experience would get a 0.6 percent raise of $300.


With 'marocain,' 12-year-old wins Spelling Bee

With 'marocain,' 12-year-old wins Spelling Bee

Ananya Vinay from Fresno's Fugman Elementary has won the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee . MAROCAIN: a dress fabric of ribbed crepe, made of silk or wool or both . Rohan, a 14-year-old eight-grader, will receive $30,000. Mira Dedhia, trying to become the first offspring of a past competitor to win, finished third.



Has Kushner flown too close to the sun?

Trump's son-in-law has recently come under fire for reportedly seeking to communicate with Russian Federation through back-channels during Trump's campaign, and is now a person of interest in the growing F.B.I investigation. But Trump immediately railed against administration leaks in a flurry of tweets Sunday, calling them "fabricated lies". Monday Mr. Trump's first campaign manager Corey Lewandowsky and deputy campaign manager Dave Bossie were at the white house for meetings.


Argentine golf great De Vicenzo dies at 94

Argentine golf great De Vicenzo dies at 94

The Argentina Golf Association, which confirmed the death on its website, said De Vicenzo broke his hip last month in an accident at home and his health had been deteriorating since then. Under the Rules of Golf, that meant he had to take that score on the card. "Roberto was not only a great golfer, he was a great friend", said Memorial Tournament host Jack Nicklaus.


Family of suspect in Portland stabbing offers condolences

Family of suspect in Portland stabbing offers condolences

He was released from the hospital Monday. "We will never feel the pain you are feeling we know that, but we are desperate to do something", said Shahriar Ahmed, the President of the Balil Masjid Mosque in Beaverton. Shouting then turned into bloodshed. Fletcher shoved Christian so hard the suspect lost his balance. According to the affidavit, Christian entered the train at 4:19 p.m.


Pentagon announces ICBM interceptor system a success

Pentagon announces ICBM interceptor system a success

From Harris Grade Road north of Lompoc, Calif., spectators watch an interceptor missile launch from an underground silo at Vandenberg Air Force Base, and fly toward an intercontinental-range missile fired from a test range on Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific.