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Governor to veto North Carolina budget; override likely

Berger said that's in line with the roughly 10 percent raises over two years that Cooper had recommended in his budget proposal in March. State Sen. GOP legislative leaders have vowed to override the veto, which they have the votes to accomplish if Republicans remain united. Farmer-Butterfield said it's important to keep a healthy reserve fund but not at the expense of the state's school children, state employees, retired state personnel, teachers and judicial system.

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Adam Putnam applauding EPA move to rescind WOTUS regulations

The groups said in written statements that EPA's decision threatens wildlife and businesses that rely on clean water for hunting and fishing. On June 29, 2015, the EPA and the U.S. "I applaud the Trump Administration and Secretary Pruitt's announcement to walk away from the previous administration's WOTUS rule and begin the process to develop a new rule", said Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Greg Ibach.

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Son of former Major League Baseball player Keith Lockhart on life support

The teenager was struck in the face as he was running to home plate, when the catcher threw the ball back to the pitcher. The ball broke his nose and Jason received stitches. The earliest Jason could be off life support is Tuesday following the surgery. On Wednesday of last week, however, Jason was placed on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital because of continued bleeding, his sister Sydney Lockhart - who has been ...

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Czech Nuclear Power Plant Hosted Bikini Competition To Hire Female Intern

The post states that the woman with the most likes will be crowned "Miss Energy 2017" and win a two-week internship at the plant, which sounds like a totally non-sexist way to hire a new intern. And because of the backlash the nuclear plant was forced to say sorry. "The competition is absolutely outside the bounds of ethics", human rights lawyer Petra Havlíková said.

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Gingrich: Supreme Court travel ban ruling shows Trump was 'right'

The court is expected to decide within days if the Trump administration can enforce it's travel ban. The main provision of the order as well as the previously issued first executive order that has received so much public discussion and media coverage over the past six months concerns suppressing entry into this country for 90 days of foreign nationals from the countries of Iran , Libya , Somalis, Sudan , Syria , and Yemen .

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Trump's Partial Victory on Travel Ban

Trump said last week that the ban would take effect 72 hours being cleared by courts.The action Monday is a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency. The official who described the plans was not authorized to discuss them publicly by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. It exempts those with "a bona fide relationship" with a person or entity in the United States.

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Sports Illustrated trolls Trump over fake Time magazine cover

In fact, the cover on display at Trump's clubs, observed recently by a reporter visiting one of the properties, contains several small but telling mistakes. Kerri Chyka, a spokeswoman for Time Inc. confirmed to Washington Post that Trump's image is not a real cover that the magazine ran. There was no March 1, 2009, TIME Magazine , and on top of that, Trump was not featured on any of the publication's covers in all of 2009.

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Enrollees Who Work Still Need Medicaid, Kaiser Survey Shows

Senate Republicans earlier in the week had released a bill to follow up the House plan passed in May . Let me get back to Medicaid , if you're now on Medicaid , if you became a Medicaid recipient through the Obamacare expansion, grandfathered in.

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These 3 Groups All Oppose The Senate Health Care Bill

According to the CBO report, the Senate bill would result in 49 million people lacking health coverage by 2026 - 22 million more than would have been uninsured under Obamacare . "The Senate legislation will cause a lot of people to lose their healthcare coverage but doing that will save the federal government a lot of money".

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Senate Health Bill Would Leave 22 Million More Uninsured by 2026: CBO

The House passed its version of an Obamacare repeal bill in May. The Congressional Budget Office ( CBO ) " score " of Senate Republican's health care overhaul is bad news for the legislation's supporters, but not as bad as it could be.

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Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting

Lawyers for the state commission and the American Civil Liberties Union urged the court to turn down the appeal in Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The civil rights group said Colorado's law "applies to all businesses that offer goods or services to the general public and merely requires that they not discriminate".

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Supreme Court Will Hear Gerrymandering Case

Up to one-third of electoral maps in the U.S. could be affected by the justices' ruling, which is expected in the autumn. The court today sided in a 7-1 decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts with a Georgia inmate on death row in his appeal to the court citing efforts by prosecutors to exclude African Americans from a jury panel in the murder case.

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Colorado baker disputes anti-discrimination law

In the Colorado case, David Mullins and Charlie Craig visited Masterpiece Cakeshop in July 2012, along with Craig's mother, to order a cake for their upcoming wedding reception. The court also mentioned that Arkansas's policy for same-sex couples was inconsistent with its policy for other nonbiological parents. "Like the one in Colorado will result in kind-hearted Americans being dragged before state commissions and courts, and punished by the government for peacefully seeking to ...

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Supreme Court orders new look at Colorado voucher program

The Court ruled 7-2 the policy is unconstitutional. "Religious freedom is central to the origin and identity of this country", Hatch said. The U.S. Among the parties supporting the state's rejection of the application was the ACLU. But if this case was so straightforward, why did religious conservatives attach so much importance to it? The district said the state constitution's ban runs afoul of the U.S.

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Will SCOTUS Travel Ban Decision Lead to a 'Flood of Litigation'?

After Trump's original January 27 executive order, several states, including Hawaii, sued in federal court and got it blocked, prompting the administration to craft a new order in March that included changes - such as dropping Iraq from the list of nations - aimed at allowing the measure to pass muster in the courts.

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Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy

Friday, he toured a section of renovated Miami Beach where the streets had been elevated to combat rising water. "We are moving aggressively to make the twinning of Negril and Miami Beach a reality". "Climate change may be the challenge of our generation, but it is also the opportunity of a lifetime", said Mayor Philip Levine of Miami Beach , Florida.

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Oxford English Dictionary Adds 'Woke' And 'Post-Truth'

More than 600 new words, phrases, and senses have been added this time around, with other highlights including Danish way of life "hygge" and a number of tennis terms in time for Wimbledon including "bagel", "changeover" and "career slam". Since then, the huge increase in usage of the word has given the lexicographers enough evidence to add it to the latest edition of "OED". Since the introduction of the term "academy" to the English school system in 2000, this type of independently publicly ...

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Jury in Minnesota Acquits Police Officer in Fatal Shooting

After the verdict, Castile's family reacted with anger outside the courthouse in Saint Paul, Minnesota. A protester raises her hands after being contained by law enforcement, while being arrested during a march on Interstate 94 after a jury found St.

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Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate

In the New Mexico case, parents of public school children in 2012 challenged a textbook lending program, saying it violated the state constitution's bar on public funding of religious or private schools. Kennedy had given no public sign that he would step down this year and give President Donald Trump his second high court pick. The footnote in question stated that: "This case involves express discrimination based on religious identity with respect to playground resurfacing".

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States Along Gulf Coast Are Keeping An Eye On Tropical Storm Cindy

Not much rain is expected during the day Friday, but Storm Team 4 says the chance for showers and thunderstorms will increase steadily over the course of the day, with any effects from Cindy likely to hit Saturday . "We should have a comfortable weekend coming up if we can just get through tonight and tomorrow", said Greg Meffert, lead forecaster in the Paducah, Kentucky, office of the National Weather Service .

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New York City subway train derailment causes minor injuries

The city's Fire Department said there was smoke but no fire. Pictures and video posted on social media showed passengers evacuating through darkened subway tunnels. the train started bucking like a rollercoaster". He says seven people sustained minor injuries, mostly smoke inhalation. According to DNAinfo New York , riders and officials said that a door was thrown off a southbound A train near 125 Street shortly before 10am on Tuesday morning, with dozens of passengers having to be ...

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Five-star RB Zamir White commits to Georgia

Channel 2 Action News has learned the Scotland County High School star will make his way to Athens to play at the University of Georgia and head coach Kirby Smart. It's ranked the No. 67 class in the country. The Tar Heels, involved from the beginning with White, had made a late push to secure the services of one of the nation's most highly-recruited players.

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Questions Left by the Supreme Court's Travel Ban Ruling

The revised measure, announced in March, seeks to bar from USA entry travelers from Iran , Libya , Somalia , Sudan , Syria and Yemen for 90 days, as well as suspend the entry of refugees for 120 days. Chin says he believes in the president's power to protect national security but not when it discriminates against people due to their national origin or religion.

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Jury deadlocks in OH cop's murder retrial

It is the second time a mistrial has been declared in the case of former University of Cincinnati campus police officer Ray Tensing who is accused of killing Sam DuBose in an incident tinged with the same overtones of racial discrimination and heavy-handed tactics as other recent high-profile United States police shooting cases.

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Vintage Disneyland concept map sells at auction for $708000

The map shows areas like Lilliputian Land that never saw the light of the day. Mickey Mouse and his friends celebrate the 60th anniversary of Disneyland Park during a ceremony at Sleeping Beauty Castle in Anaheim, California . " We are beyond thrilled that the map will continue to be appreciated and cherished just like it has been for all these years", he told Forbes magazine.

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Joe Biden says he learned about Black people by becoming lifeguard

It's not often that a former vice president visits a neighborhood pool, but that's what happened Monday as Joe Biden returned to a Wilmington pool where he worked as a lifeguard decades ago. He would turn on his TV at home, he said, and listen and see Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "I learned so, so much", he said at the ceremony, according to The News Journal .

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Military post tweets it's on lockdown, possible shooter

Installation is locked down. "In one of our buildings this morning there were reports of an active shooter". "Monitoring...active shooter situation. The Sparkman Center is the headquarters for the Army's Aviation and Missile Command on the Arsenal. Ambulances have been seen responding to the area.

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Tech CEOs meet with Trump on government overhaul

Despite his White House role, Kushner has remained in the background, not appearing on television for interviews or tweeting , even though he has a verified account. A report by the US Government Accountability Office in 2016 found that the government spends more than $80 billion on IT every year, but that "federal legacy IT investments are becoming increasingly obsolete".

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CBO: Senate health care bill would lead to 22 million more uninsured

That's only slightly fewer than a House version that passed last month. "Those changes, CBO and JCT estimate, would contribute significantly to a reduction in the number of lower-income people who would obtain coverage through the nongroup market under this legislation, compared with the number under current law".

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Israeli troops shoot, kill Palestinian who tried to stab them - army

The Amichai settlement, in the northern West Bank, is earmarked for some 40 families evicted from the wildcat outpost of Amona in February under a high court order which ruled their homes had been built illegally on private Palestinian land.

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Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Acted Alone, No Ties to Terror Organization

Hodgkinson appears to have been in the Alexandria area since March, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Bernie Sanders. The gunman was an ardent supporter of the senator's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, but it was not immediately clear whether Hodgkinson had any direct contact with Sanders.

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Johns Hopkins Children's Center ranks fifth best children's hospital

In addition to achieving the #1 rank in Neonatology, Children's National ranked in the Top 10 in four additional services: Cancer (#7), Neurology and Neurosurgery(#9) Orthopedics (#9) and Nephrology (#10). This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers.

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Foundation Claims Victory in Church Playground Case

The church was denied any money even though its application was ranked fifth out of 44 submissions. "The exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, exclusively because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution all the same, and can not stand", wrote Chief Justice John Roberts in the court's opinion.

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Millions to miss out on healthcare under new United States bill

Republicans, who hold 52 Senate seats, can only lose two votes and still pass the bill. One of the nation's biggest health insurers says the Senate health care bill will "markedly improve" the individual insurance market's stability and moderate premium hikes.

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For Trump and the Republican Party, it's still complicated

Minutes after the report's release , three GOP senators threatened to oppose a pivotal vote on the proposal this week, enough to sink it unless Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., can win over some of them or other GOP critics.


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