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More than 1,000 cattle die in Oklahoma wildfires; cattle groups ask Trump to survey damage 

Oklahoma agriculture leaders says more than 1,100 cattle have died from recent wildfires in Oklahoma. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association have invited President Trump and Vice President Pence to survey the damage of the wildfires that have burned more than 320-thousand acres since April 12. NCBA is asking the leaders …

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MSGA president says nitrogen rule could be a game changer

As more details emerge, the president of the Minnesota Soybean Growers says the proposed nitrogen fertilizer rule could be a game changer for agriculture. The Minnesota Department of Ag (MDA) will publish the rule–now being called the Groundwater Protection Rule—April 30th, with an 80-day comment period to follow. Michael Petefish, who farms near Claremont in …

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NCBA leader says TPP would benefit U.S. beef

A leader with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says the organization was encouraged with President Trump’s recent announcement that he would consider rejoining the Trans Pacific Partnership, until he changed his mind and said it would need to be a better deal for the U.S. Kent Bacus, the director of international trade and market access …

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Congress members send letter to Lighthizer on NAFTA and dairy concerns

Sixty-eight Members of Congress signed a letter sent to U.S. Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, urging him to end Canada’s Class Seven milk prices in the NAFTA renegotiation process. The lawmakers call the Class Seven program trade-distorting, dumping powder on the world market and eliminating U.S. market access for certain products. The President of the U.S. …

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South Korea, North Korea prepare for historic summit

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — South and North Korea are bracing for a historic summit between its leaders Friday, with high hopes of setting the stage for a peaceful coexistence. But both nations are wary of how the results may affect the proposed subsequent meeting planned between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim …

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Details emerge about the victims of the Toronto van attack

Cole Burston/Getty Images(TORONTO) — Ten people were killed earlier this week when a rental van plowed into pedestrians on a roadway and sidewalks in northern Toronto, police said. Another 14 people were injured in Monday’s deadly attack. The alleged driver of the vehicle, identified as 25-year-old Alek Minassian of Toronto, has been arrested and charged …

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North and South Korea summit: Who’s who in each delegation

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will sit down for a historic summit Friday and will be accompanied by the most powerful officials from both countries. The list comprises of all related parties who have worked out a meticulous process to materialize this summit …

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Women accusing Uber drivers of sexual assault demand their stories be heard in court

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — More than a dozen women, who have accused Uber drivers of sexual assault, penned an open letter Thursday demanding the ride-sharing company let them pursue their claims in court rather than force them to resolve their cases privately through arbitration. Fourteen women, who allege to be victims of sexual assault, rape, sexual …

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Suspected ‘Golden State Killer’ seemed shocked by arrest, told police he had a roast in the oven: Official

Sacramento Police Department(LOS ANGELES) — The suspected “Golden State Killer” who was arrested this week for killing and raping dozens of California residents decades ago, seemed shocked to find police outside his home, according to Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department official Paul Belli. Joseph James DeAngelo, a 72-year-old former police officer, was taken into custody on …

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Video shows frantic pool rescue of boy trapped underwater in lazy river

ABCNews.com(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C) — Surveillance video from the Avista Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, captured the near drowning of a 12-year-old boy who was playing in a lazy river. Hotel security footage from the March 19 incident shows two boys fidgeting with an underwater grate in an attempt to expose the suction pipe below. …

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More than 1.4 million students miss class as teachers in two states leave school in fight for education funds

J Pat Carter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — More than 1.4 million public school students were missing classes today as tens of thousands teachers in Arizona and Colorado walked out in a powerful display of frustration over a decade of education funding cuts they say have piled up to billions of dollars. Arizona teachers went on strike …

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Inside the timeline of crimes by the ‘Golden State Killer’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The suspected “Golden State Killer” behind serial rapes and murders across California in the 1970s and 1980s has finally been identified. Joseph James DeAngelo, a 72-year-old former police officer, was arrested this week in the decades-old case. His alleged “reign of terror” spanned from the Sacramento area in Northern California …

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Bill Cosby found guilty in retrial on aggravated indecent assault charges

Mark Makela/Getty Images (NORRISTOWN, PA) — Comic and entertainer Bill Cosby has been found guilty on all three counts in his retrial on charges of aggravated indecent assault, stemming from a non-consensual sexual encounter 14 years ago. The jury of seven men and five women in Norristown, Pennsylvania delivered the verdict during their second day of …

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Asylum seeker instructed to drive vehicle into a crowd, Italians say

Polizia di Stato(NAPLES) — Italian security forces have detained an asylum seeker from Gambia and accused him of planning a terror attack with a vehicle. Alagie Touray, 21, was arrested outside the Licola mosque in southern Italy last Friday. He is a member of ISIS, Italian authorities said. Touray was picked up at the request …

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Man wearing a cowboy hat tackles would-be robber in Mexico

ABC News(MONETERREY, Mexico) — Dramatic surveillance video shows a foiled attempted armed robbery thanks to the quick thinking of a man wearing a cowboy hat. The footage appears to show a young man walking into a Carnes Cares store in Monterrey, Mexico, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, according to Reuters. He quickly pulls a gun …

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Pork exports up sharply on week

  The USDA reports corn and soybean export sales for the week ending April 19th were below analysts’ expectations. Physical shipments of sorghum remain ahead of what’s needed to meet USDA projections for the 2017/18 marketing year. The current marketing year runs through May for wheat, August for beans, corn, and sorghum, and September for …

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Net farm incomes would increase if U.S. rejoins TPP

  The U.S. rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would be supportive to farmers’ bottom line. Ernie Birchmeier with Michigan Farm Bureau tells Brownfield increased exports of beef, pork, soybeans, dairy and other commodities under the agreement would cause net farm incomes across the country to rise. “Some estimates are around $6 billion in additional trade …

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Your coworkers may be ruining your sleep, but here’s how you can fix it

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you find yourself awake in bed at night reliving a bad interaction with a coworker or a different stressful work experience, a simple trick could be the key to getting a good night’s sleep. Just spending some amount of time each night doing something that completely detaches you from work is …

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On the heels of bromance visit, meeting between Trump, Merkel expected to be ‘very sober’

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — French-style kisses on both cheeks, lengthy handshakes turned into “bro-shakes” and repeated affirmations of a burgeoning friendship: the “bromance” between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron was on full display during the first state visit of the Trump Administration this week.  Don’t expect much of that when German Chancellor Angela …

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Woman who killed husband’s mistress had binoculars, ammo, rubber gloves, earplugs: Police

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A woman who police say carried out a calculated plan to kill her husband’s mistress brought a trove of items with her including binoculars and ammunition. Jennair Gerardot, 47, of Wilmington, Delaware, knew about her husband’s affair with 33-year-old Meredith Chapman of Pennsylvania, according to Radnor Township Police. Gerardot rented a car …

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