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                                House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. reacts to a reporters question on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017, following a Freedom Caucus meeting. GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test.

Obamacare repeal vote put off in stinging setback for Trump

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                                House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. reacts to a reporters question on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017, following a Freedom Caucus meeting. GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test.

Updated on  March 23, 2017 at 11:35 am
After seven years of fervent promises to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders buckled at a moment of truth today. Read More
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                                Punahou graduate linebacker Manti Te’o will be playing for the New Orleans Saints after spending four seasons with the San Diego Chargers.

Manti’s free agent deal heavy on incentives

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                                Punahou graduate linebacker Manti Te’o will be playing for the New Orleans Saints after spending four seasons with the San Diego Chargers.

Updated on  March 23, 2017 at 11:40 am
Manti Te’o’s contract with the New Orleans Saints can be worth up to $5 million over two years depending upon how much playing time he gets. Read More
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                                Donald Trump, Jr., and Ivanka Trump arrived on Capitol Hill, Jan. 20, in Washington for the presidential Inauguration of their father, Donald Trump.

Trump Jr. called a ‘disgrace’ for criticizing London mayor

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                                Donald Trump, Jr., and Ivanka Trump arrived on Capitol Hill, Jan. 20, in Washington for the presidential Inauguration of their father, Donald Trump.

Updated on  March 23, 2017 at 10:36 am
Donald Trump Jr. is facing criticism for a tweet sent in the hours after Wednesday’s London attack that included a months-old comment from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that terror attacks are part of living in a big city, but left out that Khan was noting that residents need to “be prepared” for such attacks. Read More
COURTESY CBS
                                “Hawaii Five-0” was among the shows selected for early renewal, CBS announced today. The show will return for its eighth season this fall.

CBS renews ‘Hawaii Five-0’ for eighth season

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                                “Hawaii Five-0” was among the shows selected for early renewal, CBS announced today. The show will return for its eighth season this fall.
“Hawaii Five-0” is one of 18 shows picked up for early renewal, CBS announced today. The police procedural will return for an eighth season this fall. Read More
 
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                                Javier Righetti made his initial appearance, in Sept. 2011, on charges of the rape and murder of 15-year-old Alyssa Otremba at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. A jury decided that Righetti should be put to death for the rape, murder and mutilation of Otremba in a crime that shocked Las Vegas for its brutality in 2011.

Jury hands down death penalty for man, 24, in Las Vegas killing

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                                Javier Righetti made his initial appearance, in Sept. 2011, on charges of the rape and murder of 15-year-old Alyssa Otremba at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. A jury decided that Righetti should be put to death for the rape, murder and mutilation of Otremba in a crime that shocked Las Vegas for its brutality in 2011.
A jury in Las Vegas decided a 24-year-old man should become the youngest person on Nevada’s death row for the 2011 rape, killing and mutilation of a 15-year-old girl who had texted her mother to say she was on her way home after fetching a school book. Read More
 
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                                A police officer today placed flowers and a photo of fellow police officer Keith Palmer, who was killed in Wednesday’s attack, on Whitehall near the Houses of Parliament in London.

Islamic State claims responsibility for U.K. attack

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                                A police officer today placed flowers and a photo of fellow police officer Keith Palmer, who was killed in Wednesday’s attack, on Whitehall near the Houses of Parliament in London.

Updated on  March 23, 2017 at 7:54 am
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility today for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on one of London’s famous bridges and then stabbed a police officer to death at Britain’s Parliament. Read More
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                                Workers tried to raise the sunken Sewol ferry between two barges during the salvage operation in waters off Jindo, South Korea today. The 6,800-ton South Korean ferry emerged from the water today, nearly three years after it capsized and sank under violent seas off the country’s southwestern coast.

South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea

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                                Workers tried to raise the sunken Sewol ferry between two barges during the salvage operation in waters off Jindo, South Korea today. The 6,800-ton South Korean ferry emerged from the water today, nearly three years after it capsized and sank under violent seas off the country’s southwestern coast.
A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry was hoisted to the surface today nearly three years after it capsized and sank in violent seas off the country’s southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the country as it searches for closure to one of its deadliest disasters. Read More
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                                Energy Secretary Rick Perry speaks during a swearing in ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.

Perry blasts election of 1st gay Texas A&M student president

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                                Energy Secretary Rick Perry speaks during a swearing in ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.

Updated on  March 23, 2017 at 11:27 am
Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose agency oversees the nation’s nuclear arsenal, is inserting himself into an unusually small political dispute: an election for student body president at Texas A&M. Read More
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                                Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. gestured during a television interview, on March 15, on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans’ health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes for many lower-income families, adding to America’s big income gap between the rich and everyone else.

Republican health bill would widen America’s wealth gap

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                                Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. gestured during a television interview, on March 15, on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans’ health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes for many lower-income families, adding to America’s big income gap between the rich and everyone else.

Updated on  March 23, 2017 at 7:36 am
House Republicans’ health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes for many lower-income families, adding to America’s big income gap between the rich and everyone else. Read More
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                                Ed Kenney, host of “Family Ingredients,” in the Tahiti episode of the program.

Local food show wins Emmy nomination

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                                Ed Kenney, host of “Family Ingredients,” in the Tahiti episode of the program.

Updated on  March 22, 2017 at 7:27 pm
“Family Ingredients,” the locally produced food and travel series that airs on PBS stations nationwide, has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding cinematography. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Workers with T&M Environmental dragged a tarp filled with debris from the makai slopes of Diamond Head in an effort to clear homeless camps from the area today.

State sweeps Diamond Head homeless encampments

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Workers with T&M Environmental dragged a tarp filled with debris from the makai slopes of Diamond Head in an effort to clear homeless camps from the area today.

Updated on  March 22, 2017 at 5:22 pm
State law enforcement agents swept through 40 or so encampments on Diamond Head this morning and cited seven people. Read More
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                                President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus today, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.

Trump: ‘Somewhat’ vindicated after surveillance briefing

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                                President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus today, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.

Updated on  March 22, 2017 at 11:27 am
Communications of Donald Trump’s transition officials — possibly including the incoming president himself — may have been scooped up in legal surveillance, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said today. Read More
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                                Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto talked to reporters today about why she’s leaving the Republican Party.

Fukumoto says aloha to GOP

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                                Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto talked to reporters today about why she’s leaving the Republican Party.

Updated on  March 23, 2017 at 5:22 am
Rep. Beth Fukumoto announced Wednesday that she is leaving the Republican Party, citing, in part, its failure to condemn elements of racism and sexism within its base. Read More

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