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April 28, 2017

First Line News Articles for Friday, April 28 2017

National

Trump plans to renegotiate NAFTA, but may scrap it if ‘fair deal’ not reached

President Donald Trump has decided that the U.S. is looking to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, but is still considering scrapping the pact if a “fair deal” is not met between the three countries.

Arkansas prepares to wrap up aggressive execution schedule

Arkansas will reach the end of an aggressive execution schedule Thursday as it prepares for a fourth lethal injection in eight days after initially planning twice as many over an 11-day period.

Trump moves to reverse Obama limits on offshore drilling

President Trump on Friday will begin to reverse his predecessor’s limits on new offshore drilling, potentially opening up vast new areas in the Outer Continental Shelf for oil-and-gas exploration.

2 US service members killed in Afghanistan amid ISIS fight

Two U.S. military service members were killed Wednesday night in an anti-ISIS operation in the Achin District of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, according to Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis.

Trump to order aluminum imports investigation

President Donald Trump will direct his administration Thursday to expedite a new investigation into whether aluminum imports are jeopardizing U.S. national security.

NYC to pay for lawyers for illegal immigrants

New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio has earmarked more than $16 million in city taxpayer funds to pay for lawyers to help illegal immigrants fight deportation as part of his 2018 budget.

Ransomware surge yields big revenue for cyber-extortionists, American targets suffer most: Report

Growing pay-offs and a high return rate have made ransomware the most dangerous criminal threat currently facing businesses and consumers connected to the Internet, security researchers warned in a new report Wednesday.

Health care adds latest wrinkle to Puerto Rican debt crisis

Bankruptcy could sabotage the governor’s top-priority efforts to secure federal funding for the island’s near-insolvent Medicaid system.

U.S. lawmakers say Trump admin still lacks clear N. Korea plan

The unusual meeting with all 100 U.S. Senators comes as President Trump has increased the American military presence near North Korea, and leaned on China to pressure the reclusive Asian nation.

Exclusive interview: Trump ‘absolutely’ looking at breaking up 9th Circuit

President Trump said Wednesday that he has “absolutely” considered proposals that would split up the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, where judges have blocked two of his executive actions.