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Senate goes 'nuclear' on Supreme Court filibuster. Does ugly new era loom?

But Democrats replied that they were left no choice after Republicans' systematic abuse of the filibuster during the first four years of the Obama presidency, making it extraordinarily hard to confirm lower court and executive branch nominees.

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Syrian monitor says airbase nearly destroyed in strike

The Syrian army said a US missile attack on one of its airbases killed six people and caused extensive damage, adding it would respond by continuing its campaign to "crush terrorism" and restore peace and security to all of Syria . The source said the terrorists launched an attack on a Homs-Sha'irat stretch of highway at around 23:00 GMT and held their territory for over an hour until the arrival of reinforcements.

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Tillerson says Russia has 'failed' in Syria

Summer 2012: Fighting spreads to Aleppo, Syria's largest city and its former commercial capital. Instead, Assad agreed to turn over his stockpiles of chemical weapons, a pledge he obviously reneged on in light of Tuesday's use of what experts believe was sarin gas on civilians.

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Carney calls for UK-EU bank rules pact

The Bank has written to the heads of banks and other financial services firms to ensure they have contingency plans dealing with different outcomes from Brexit. "I'd be very wary of interpreting anything that the USA administration does as a rollback of regulation, of a turning inwards, of a fragmentation", Carney said.

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US regulators let company test consumers for health risks

The newly approved tests work by isolating DNA from a saliva sample. The 10 diseases that consumers will be able to test for include Parkinson's disease, late-onset Alzheimer's, celiac disease, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, early-onset primary dystonia, factor XI deficiency, Gaucher disease type 1, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, hereditary hemochromatosis, and hereditary thrombophilia.

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Tristan Thompson to miss first Cavs game in more than five years

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) defends Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) in the second quarter in game two of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. The team with the best record in the National Basketball Association standings also won their 12th straight game by beating the Timberwolves at home.

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Twins sweep Royals, 1st 3-0 start to season since 2007

That's right, the Twins' Nos. KC starter Ian Kennedy fell to 0-1 with three second inning runs allowed on three hits and five BB before Nathan Karns gave up four runs and Matt Strahm two, in a six run 7th to turn this one in to a rout. "Not just going up there swinging trying to hit the long ball every time". Davis lasted three innings, giving up five runs. "They do the little things, try to hit a good pitch, try to get a walk".

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'Mr Potato Head' Don Rickles dies at age of 90

And on "The Tonight Show", he would fire off his insults at Carson, announcer Ed McMahon, bandleader Doc Severinsen and whoever else happened to be sitting on Carson's couch - many of them big-name stars who seemed honored that Rickles lashed out at them, no matter what he said.

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Virus linked to celiac disease

Research has linked several viruses to Type 1 diabetes, in which the immune system destroys insulin-producing cells. The team's findings could explain why only a small proportion of people develop coeliac disease, which is a far more severe condition that gluten intolerances.

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Ivanka Trump's net worth revealed in White House documents

For example, he sold his stake in a Manhattan skyscraper to a trust his mother oversees. Kushner organized much of his holdings into trusts for which he is the sole primary beneficiary. She did not disclose how much of the property she owns, but values her stake at $5 to $25 million. White House general counsel earned US$2.4 million a year ago as a partner at a law firm.

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Canada Trade Dispute Threatens Wisconsin Dairy Farms

He said the state is contacting all milk processors across Wisconsin and in other parts of the country to assist Wisconsin dairy farmers impacted by Grassland's decision. It makes milk from the United States much more expensive in the Canadian market. The National Milk Producers Federation said losses for the dairy industries in Wisconsin and NY alone could run into hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Indiana Senate sends budget proposal to the House

State Senator Jim Tomes authored Senate Bill 15 that defines cannabidiol as having only.03% THC content. "There were a lot of minds that were changed in caucus", House Speaker Brian Bosma said. But fixing the cold beer dilemma has proven to not be a quick fix, with extensive amendments in both chambers, and people across the industry testifying of "collateral damage." In the Senate, lawmakers want to block Ricker's by requiring stores to have 60 percent sales from people drinking at the ...

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Florida woman in labor smokes crack, leaves newborn in yard

When her friend noticed blood on her trousers she asked the Kegelman where the baby was and Kegelman pleaded with her not to dial 911. "You could see they were heavy, hanging way down". Kegelman, who police said used crack cocaine and other substances while pregnant, hid the baby in the back yard. Officials say the baby survived and is now at a hospital.

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Lucic's hat trick leads Oilers past Sharks 4-2

The Sharks absolutely swarmed Edmonton in the first period, playing virtually the entire 20 minutes in the Oilers zone. The 23-year-old is second among National Hockey League forwards in ice time per game (20:38), but also has a team-worst minus-12 rating.

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House intel committee chair steps away from Russia probe

At least one group - Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington - is championing the decision, saying it had filed a complaint to the Office of Congressional Ethics related to Nunes. It's absolutely clear that nothing like a fair or complete investigation can be conducted with Nunes at the helm. He said it appeared they had been gathered legally through "incidental collection" - a term used when surveillance of a foreign individual captures communication or mentions of US ...

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Trump says Assad may have to step down after chemical attack

Senator Bob Corker, who heads the Foreign Relations Committee, said more pressure should be put on Russian President Vladimir Putin, who he said is supporting a "monster" and "war criminal" in Assad. He said those tools should be utilized now to stop atrocities in Syria. The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the attack but differences among super powers on who to blame for the attack has prevented the council from writing a draft resolution.

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Senators beat Bruins 2-1 in shootout to pull ahead in chase

The Ottawa Senators only need one point to clinch a playoff spot, but they won't have captain Erik Karlsson as they go for it on Thursday. "It's something that we can use as motivation that we're still playing for something important, especially at this time of the year".

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Why I Launched a Missile Strike on Syria

Trump's decision Thursday to launch a retaliatory missile strike is an important first step to save lives, enforce global order, and improve the strategic outlook for the USA and its allies. The governor of Homs province said American strike at the Syrian army installation was helping terrorist forces. "It will be the regime's choice if there's any more, and it will be based upon their conduct going forward".

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Kindergartner loses leg after contracting strep throat

Dr. Sherman Alter, director of infectious diseases at Dayton Children's Hospital, explained such devastating side effects are caused when the body goes into shock as a result of the strep bacteria - but it's rare. Such was the infection's severity that a simple touch was sufficient to make Tessa writhe in pain. In the case of this 6-year-old girl, the damaged tissue was so spread out that doctors felt forced to amputate her leg from the knee down.

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Police hunting two teens after service station employee stabbed to death

Two teenage boys were arrested this morning after allegedly going on a rampage that left one man dead and another seriously injured. A NSW police spokeswoman told news.com.au the incidents were being investigated by the Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCCT).

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Congress OKs bill to extend VA program widening private care

By voice vote Wednesday, the House agreed to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to operate its Choice program until its money runs out, expected early next year. Meant to provide veterans more timely care, it allows them to go outside the VA network in cases where they had to wait more than 30 days for an appointment or drive more than 40 miles to a facility.

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NBC Extends Will & Grace Revival to Twelve Episodes

NBC has given the green light for " Will And Grace " Season 9. The limited series will reunite Emmy winners Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally with series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, who will serve as showrunners and executive producers.

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More than half of Americans approve of Obamacare now, Gallup poll finds

It's about this: Constituents are letting lawmakers know they don't want to lose the core items Obamacare offers. Approval among both Democrats and Republicans increased 10 percent respectively during the same time period. Despite the jump in approval of Obamacare, 40 percent of Americans said they want to keep the law in place but make significant changes. Right about now (or maybe in the election year) Democrats would be smart to put out a list of fixes they'd like to work on - improving ...

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Embattled South African President Jacob Zuma backed by ruling party

The Cosatu is reportedly made up of 1.8 million members and is a key part of the governing alliance. Rating agency S&P Global Ratings cited Gordhan's dismissal as one reason for its downgrade of South Africa to " junk " in an unscheduled review on Monday.

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Dele Alli urges England players to buy into Gareth Southgate's philosophy

England took another step towards securing qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup as they eased to a 2-0 win over minnows, Lithuania at Wembley on Sunday, and seize control of their group ahead of Slovakia and Slovenia. "We like to win the ball up high and press, and get the ball down and play football and be patient as well so it is a fantastic time". His replacement Jamie Vardy did just that six minutes after his introduction, completing a comfortable World Cup qualifying win ...

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North Carolina tops Gonzaga for national title

Berry scored a game-high 22 points, including four 3-pointers, to help the Tar Heels rally in the final 2 minutes to beat Gonzaga 71-65 in Monday's title game. Jackson, one of the best players in college basketball all year, finished the first half 3-of-10 from the field and went 0-for-6 from three-point land.

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Trump heads to Florida for meeting with China's Xi

A senior White House official said this week that the "clock has now run out" on Pyongyang, though officials have not detailed what steps Mr Trump is willing to take to halt North Korea's nuclear ambitions. "I've heard from inside China that after Tillerson's visit, they really did scratch their heads on how they can do more on North Korea", Paal, who ho served as White House director of Asian affairs in the Reagan and George H.W.

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Woman Claims Her Fitbit Saved Her Life

Thanks, in part, to data from her Fitbit , Patricia Lauder was able to receive proper care for the blood clots in her lungs. She said she had been feeling lousy for a few weeks, but medical tests, X-rays, and other lab work she had done didn't turn up anything.

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Jimmy Fallon's Daughters Steal Spotlight During Dad's Speech at Universal Orlando

But it's the couple at the end of the clip who have truly captured hearts. At one point, Frances noticed that her grandfather was in the crowd and adorably yelled out for him. On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Dwayne Johnson joined Jimmy at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, to promote The Fate and the Furious and Jimmy's new ride, Race Through New York .

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Bill strengthening parental rights in child's abortion advances

If they petition the court, Senate Bill 404 adds a provision that a young woman's parents would be notified of her intent to seek an abortion before the procedure - unless the judge decides it's in her best interest to withhold that notification.

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Twitter sues US over demand for records on anti-Trump account

Twitter also objected to CBP's legal justification for its summons, which it said relates only to the production of records relating to importing merchandise. Twitter acknowledges that after the election a new crop of users surfaced purporting to be alternative government agencies. The Department of Homeland Security wanted to uncover the identity of the anonymous user of the account.

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Senate GOP 'goes nuclear,' clearing way for Trump court pick

With a 55-45 vote Thursday, Senate Democrats successfully used a procedure called a filibuster that requires 60 votes to win confirmation in the 100-seat Senate. He has been praised by both Democrats and Republicans as being one of the country's brightest legal minds, and I'm confident he will serve our country well.

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Trump defends Bill O'Reilly amid sexual harassment claims

After a tape was released in October 2016 of Trump talking to then-co-anchor of Access Hollywood Billy Bush about grabbing women's genitals, multiple women came forward to accuse him of harassment. Smith added that "none of my clients, or the women I talked to, were even aware of a hotline" until a year ago when the law firm Paul Weiss was brought in by the company to independently investigate claims of a hostile workplace.

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Improved Sleep May Help Elderly Ward Off Diseases

Researcher Joseph Winer states that these waves provide curative sleep and neurochemicals that help us transition stably from sleep to wakefulness. The brain's ability to generate sleep can start to degrade as early as your thirties, and becomes "particularly dramatic" in early middle-age, even though we might not notice the effects in our day-to-day lives.

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'Morally Bankrupt' Morning Joe Panel Slams Trump's O'Reilly Defense

They include household names such as automakers BMW, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and Mitsubishi, drug makers GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi, and financial services stalwarts Allstate and T. Richard Levick, a public relations specialist who has worked in crisis management, said that "it's going to have to get very costly" before Fox shoves O'Reilly out.