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Republicans Propose Balanced Budget with No New Taxes
Mesquite Local News
Assembly Majority Whip Jim Wheeler, State Controller Ron Knecht and the group of Republicans presented the Balanced Plan for Growth: A Budget for the New Nevada, an alternative state budget than the one proposed by Governor Brian Sandoval Tuesday ...

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Mesquite Local News

One dead, one in critical condition following suspected DUI rollover
St George News
At about 6:05 a.m., Mohave County Sheriff's deputies and Mesquite Fire responded to the scene where a Ford Excursion had rolled in the area of Scenic Boulevard, at mile marker 2, in Littlefield, Arizona. Passenger Albert Wharton, 39, of Mesquite ...
Rollover in Scenic kills one, injures two othersMesquite Local News
Mesquite man killed, 2 hurt in Arizona Strip SUV crashLas Vegas Review-Journal
Alcohol believed factor in fatal crash in LittlefieldKPHO Phoenix

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Conley joins Tri-City Medical Center as COO
Seaside Courier
From 2010 to 2012, Kirkpatrick was CEO of Mesa View Regional Hospital in Mesquite, Nevada, and, from 2008 to 2010, assistant CEO at Oro Valley Hospital in Tucson, Arizona. He began his career at the University of Texas M.D Anderson Cancer Center, ...

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FEMA Challenges Communities to Take Actions Now and Prepare for Natural ...
Mesquite Local News
Events will take place throughout Region 9, an area that includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and pacific territories. America's PrepareAthon! is a national community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience ...

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Someone is Destroying America
Mesquite Local News
At the recent Town Hall meeting, here in Mesquite, with our state representatives Chris Edwards and Joe Hardy it was revealed that about 6,000 new students will be entering Nevada schools the coming year and by federal law we must educate them.

Top Stories

Huffington Post

Sen. Bob Menendez Indicted On Public Corruption Charges
Huffington Post
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) on Wednesday was indicted on public corruption charges for allegedly accepting donations and pricey gifts from a Florida ophthalmologist in exchange for using his position to push the doctor's interests.
A trip to Paris. Private jets. Alleged visas for models: Inside the Menendez ...NJ.com
US Senator Menendez Indicted for CorruptionVoice of America
New Jersey's Menendez: I'll be vindicated in corruption caseseattlepi.com
Deutsche Welle -Slate Magazine (blog) -WABC-TV
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Kansas City Star

California drought: No snow found in snow survey; Gov. Brown announces first ...
San Jose Mercury News
Faced with news of the driest April snowpack in recorded history, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday morning ordered the first-ever statewide mandatory water reductions for Californians. Standing amid grass, dirt and rocks atop a dry Sierra ridge, Brown ...
Calif. governor orders statewide mandatory water restrictionsWashington Post
California governor orders 25 percent reduction in water usage statewideReuters
Here's How Much Water California Needs to Save This YearWired
SFGate -CBS Local -U-T San Diego
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New York Times

Arkansas Governor's Son Thrust Into Spotlight Over 'Religious Freedom' Bill
New York Times
When Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Republican of Arkansas, spoke on Wednesday about the future of what proponents call the religious freedom bill pending in his state, he disclosed that the proposal had drawn resistance from a particularly noteworthy critic: his ...
Arkansas governor sends religious objection bill back to lawmakersChicago Tribune
Arkansas Civil War Over Religious FreedomDaily Beast
Arkansas governor calls for changes to religious-objections bill criticized as anti ...Minneapolis Star Tribune
Daily Caller -OzarksFirst.com -ABC News
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Sydney Morning Herald

Iran nuclear talks extended another day with John Kerry remaining in Switzerland
Sydney Morning Herald
For Iran, economy is a real incentive for nuclear deal. Lausanne, Switzerland: Negotiators failed to reach an accord over Iran's disputed nuclear program again Wednesday, a day after they missed a self-imposed deadline, but extended the wearying talks for ...
Iran extensions underscore Obama's dilemma in talksseattlepi.com
Double overtime: Faltering Iran nuclear talks extended againPhilly.com
Obama's folly in Iran needs a page from Reagan's playbookFox News
Jerusalem Post Israel News
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USA TODAY

McDonalds raises pay for 90000 workers
USA TODAY
McDonald's Corp. , which has been struggling with workers protests and sagging sales, plans to increase pay for some 90,000 workers starting in July, the company said on Wednesday. The pay increase will lift the average hourly rate for its U.S. restaurant ...
McDonald's To Give Raises To Workers At Company-Owned RestaurantsCBS Local
McDonald's to raise some workers' wages, but critics say it's not enoughAl Jazeera America
UPDATE 4-McDonald's raising average worker wage to about $10 an hourReuters
Fox News Latino -Marketplace.org -Nasdaq
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Sports

Deadspin

Jonathan Taylor's Accuser Recants; Cops Still Investigating Incident
Deadspin
The woman who told police that Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor assaulted her has recanted her story, according to AL.com. Taylor was arrested Saturday on domestic violence charges, and was subsequently kicked off of Alabama's football team ...
Police: Charges against Taylor stand until investigation completeYahoo Sports (blog)
Lawyer: Bama should reinstate Jonathan TaylorAtlanta Journal Constitution
'I believe something happened': Investigators still probing Jonathan Taylor's ...AL.com
WIAT 42
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USA TODAY

NFL draft's 'experience of a lifetime' may not woo Mariota, Winston
USA TODAY
Marcus Mariota plans on skipping the experience of a lifetime, attending the NFL draft in Chicago, to honor a previous commitment. Jameis Winston is poised to make a similar decision. Mariota's high school friends in Hawaii have planned a huge party in his ...
Kyle Wilson is gone, and the Jets' 2010 draft is historyESPN (blog)
PFT Live: Did Winston's pro day alter Tampa Bay's mindset?NBCSports.com

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ESPN

Suspended Voynov had Achilles surgery
ESPN
Suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has undergone surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. Las Vegas ticket drive turns to corporations. 2dScott Burnside. The effort to bring an NHL franchise to Las Vegas is now extending to corporate ...
Slava Voynov, who tore an Achilles' tendon, has trial delayed until JulyLos Angeles Times
LA Kings: Suspended Voynov tore Achilles tendon, had surgeryYahoo Sports

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Climbing Tal's Hill

Houston Astros Set Their 25-Man Roster: Who Made It?
Climbing Tal's Hill
Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch said on Monday that he hopes to have the opening day roster set up before the Astros break camp in Florida on Wednesday. This was no April fools joke, because they made true on their promise. There were some ...
Astros' Brett Oberholtzer (blister) expects to be back soonChron.com (blog)
Jon Singleton optioned to minor leagues by AstrosSan Angelo Standard Times
Jon Singleton optioned to Triple-A Fresno by AstrosFresno Bee

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Reviewing the Brew

Milwaukee Brewers Poach Theo Epstein from Chicago Cubs
Reviewing the Brew
There might not have been a more controversial topic this spring than the fate of the Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant. Bryant, considered by many to be the top prospect in all of baseball, has torn it up this spring, hitting a ridiculous .425/.477/1.175 this spring, ...
Cubs 15-15-1 in spring, Kris Bryant must watchESPN (blog)
Kris Bryant girlfriend: Jessica DelpLarry Brown Sports

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National News

CNN

Things you haven't considered about Indiana's religious freedom law
CNN
(CNN) By now, you probably have a position regarding the controversy over Indiana's religious freedom law. You applaud the growing chorus of companies blasting the law as an invitation for businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians, using ...
Arkansas Legislators Amend Controversial Religious Freedom BillHuffington Post
Governor in a political firestorm over Indiana lawNOLA.com
Pennsylvania's Religious Freedom Act Differs From Controversial Indiana LawCBS Local
Kansas City Star -U-T San Diego -14 News WFIE Evansville
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Huffington Post

Sen. Bob Menendez Indicted On Public Corruption Charges
Huffington Post
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) on Wednesday was indicted on public corruption charges for allegedly accepting donations and pricey gifts from a Florida ophthalmologist in exchange for using his position to push the doctor's interests.
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez Indicted on Federal Corruption ChargesNBCNews.com
Menendez's fate could sharpen Republicans' edge in SenateReuters
Things to know about indictment against Sen. MenendezWashington Post
NJ.com -Daily Caller -Voice of America
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Wall Street Journal

Ted Cruz Campaign Points to Hefty Donations
Wall Street Journal
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas raised about $4 million in the eight days after he formally announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign staff said, indicating donations are coming at a faster clip than for some GOP candidates in ...
George F. Will: The rough math facing Ted CruzU-T San Diego
First Draft | Cruz, in Iowa, Commends Indiana for 'Doing the Right Thing'New York Times
GOP's Ted Cruz says religious liberty could unite Republicans in 2016, draw ...Fox News
Salon
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TheBlaze.com

The Lone Potential Democratic Contender Critiquing Clinton's Email Scandal
TheBlaze.com
Most potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidates have been slow to go after the party's presumed frontrunner Hillary Clinton on the missing email scandal. Possible candidates offered only a tepid response, while another likely Democratic hopeful even ...
Hillary can't help herself: She's addicted to deceptionNew York Post
Hillary Clinton campaign HQ in Brooklyn? She won't say yetNewsday
In a Nod to Past and Future, Clinton Pushes Child Development in BrooklynNew York Times
Western Journalism -WCVB Boston -NBC New York
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New York Times

Atlanta Educators Convicted in School Cheating Scandal
New York Times
ATLANTA — In a dramatic conclusion to what has been described as the largest cheating scandal in the nation's history, a jury here on Wednesday convicted 11 educators for their roles in a standardized test cheating scandal that tarnished a major school ...
Atlanta schools cheating scandal: 11 educators convicted of racketeeringLos Angeles Times
Eleven former Atlanta educators convicted in massive test-cheating scandalReuters
Atlanta educators convicted of racketeering in test cheating scandal (+video)Christian Science Monitor
CNN -Imperial Valley Press
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Business News

New York Times

How Has the California Drought Affected You?
New York Times
Workers at Divisadero Touchless Car Wash used high-pressure hoses to rinse off a car on March 20 in San Francisco. Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. Gov. Jerry Brown ordered mandatory water restrictions for the first time in California history this week, ...
Calif. governor orders statewide mandatory water restrictionsWashington Post
California governor orders 25 percent reduction in water usage statewideReuters
Here's How Much Water California Needs to Save This YearWired
U-T San Diego -SFGate -Desert Dispatch
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USA TODAY

McDonalds raises pay for 90000 workers
USA TODAY
McDonald's Corp. , which has been struggling with workers protests and sagging sales, plans to increase pay for some 90,000 workers starting in July, the company said on Wednesday. The pay increase will lift the average hourly rate for its U.S. restaurant ...
McDonald's to Raise Pay at Outlets It OperatesNew York Times
McDonald's Hourly Pay Raise Fails to Satisfy Its Labor CriticsBloomberg
A Raise at McDonald'sWall Street Journal
Al Jazeera America -Reuters -Sydney Morning Herald
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Washington Times

SEC Fires Warning Shot About Confidentiality Agreements
New York Times
A sound that delights regulators and strikes fear in corporations — employees' blowing the whistle on wrongdoing — is poised to become louder. On Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission penalized the technology and engineering firm KBR ...
KBR charged with anti-whistleblower violationHouston Chronicle
SEC finds that KBR confidentiality agreements 'stifled' whistleblowersWashington Post
Courting Whistleblowers, SEC Takes Aim at KBR Secrecy PactsThe Am Law Litigation Daily
USA TODAY
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USA TODAY

Jobs, manufacturing reports show weaker economy
USA TODAY
Reports on Wednesday portray an economy whose key pillars — manufacturing, construction and jobs — weakened recently, reinforcing estimates of sluggish first-quarter growth. While economists say milder weather and the fading aftereffects of a West ...
Here we go again: Another reason to cut Q1 growthCNBC
Wall Street, dollar fall on economic worry; oil upReuters
Asian shares edge up in cautious trade, US jobs data in focuseuronews
THE BUSINESS TIMES -The Daily Star
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USA TODAY

Allegiant pilots threaten to strike Thursday
USA TODAY
Allegiant Air says it expects all flights to operate normally Thursday despite a vow to strike by its pilots. The strike appeared set to proceed until a Las Vegas court issued a temporary restraining order against the that would appear to block the strike. "Allegiant ...
Allegiant Air Pilots Strike Averted by Court RulingABC News
Allegiant Air pilots' strike averted by court rulingColorado Springs Gazette
Allegiant Air Pilot Strike That Would Impact Idaho Flights Averted After Judge ...Boise State Public Radio
INFORUM -Dallas Morning News (blog)
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Elections

USA TODAY

Senate hopeful Van Hollen raised more than $1 million in 1st quarter of 2015
Washington Post
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) has raised over $1 million for what could be a bruising and expensive primary campaign to succeed retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. From January to April, Van Hollen took in upward of $1.15 million, his campaign said ...
Money race heating up in Md. political contestsBaltimore Sun
Van Hollen Flexes Fundraising Muscles In US Senate BidCBS Local
Van Hollen Flexes Campaign Muscles, Announces $1 Million In FundraisingBethesda Now
The Hill (blog) -WMDT -SFGate
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KATU

The latest on House budget vote: Final budget passes
Washington Times
The House voted 212-161 for final passage of an $11.2 billion, two-year state budget, sending the bill to the Senate. Voting on the various amendments to the budget lasted more than six hours Wednesday as Democrats tried to restore cuts to many health ...
$7.255 billion K-12 budget passes in Oregon HouseEugene Weekly (blog)
House budget lays out a good visionBellingham Herald
Kitzhaber exit will alter 2016 electionPamplin Media Group
Kansas City Star
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Latin Post

'Tone' on Gay Marriage Liability for GOP, Especially With Those Under 30
Latin Post
Robert Hughes and Michael DeVille display their signed marriage certificate on Oct. 11, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo : Ethan Miller/Getty Images). Share This Tweet This. Opposition to same-sex marriage increasingly presents a liability for candidates hoping to ...
Republicans struggle with being on the wrong side of history: Dana MilbankOregonLive.com
GOP's “transformational” hype: The danger in overselling Rubio's political appealSalon
GOP needs 40% of Latino votes to win White House in 2016, Republican pollster ...Fox News Latino
RushLimbaugh.com -MPNnow.com -Washington Post (blog)
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KSPR

Missouri Senate OKs tax amnesty proposal to raise up to $60M
WGEM
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Delinquent Missouri taxpayers could get their first chance since 2002 to pay back taxes without facing penalties under a proposal that is moving forward in the state Senate. Senators gave initial approval Wednesday to a tax ...
Obsession dooms Medicaid expansionLeader Publications
Missouri Senate votes to raise caps for some to get MedicaidWashington Times
Missouri Senate defeats proposal to expand MedicaidBelleville News Democrat

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USA TODAY

Portman announces campaign chairs in Ohio's 88 counties
The Highland County Press
The Rob Portman for Senate campaign today announced its grassroots leadership in each of Ohio's 88 counties. The Highland County campaign chair is county commission president Shane Wilkin. "We're fighting to expand opportunity for all Ohioans and ...
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) raises nearly $2.8 million for reelection bid, has $8 ...Washington Post (blog)
Portman campaign announces Meigs chairDaily Sentinel
Portman dollars are in: $8 million in the bankColumbus Dispatch (blog)
Coshocton Tribune -Chillicothe Gazette -Norwalk Reflector
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