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Democrats criticise Republican plans to weaken ethics body

The secretive attempt to place the Office of Congressional Ethics under the jurisdiction of the House Ethics Committee - in effect, letting the fox guard the hen house - was overwhelmingly criticized, rightly so. Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren said House Republicans were " gutting its ethics office in the middle of the night". By Tuesday morning, Republicans had reversed their position on the proposal in an emergency meeting before the rules package hit the House floor.

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San Simeon: Car found off cliff in search for missing couple

At least one body has been found about 15 feet from the vehicle, along with a deceased dog. Then, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Vanessa Guzman said she received a call from a reporter about a tan vehicle being found near the coastal highway. The last word from the pair was about 11:40 a.m. December 23, when Gonzalez texted her brother-in-law to say they were about two hours away from Big Sur and a woman reported seeing them that day near where the vehicle was found.

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Minnesota's Nate Mason named co-Big 10 player of week

Vincent Edwards (14 points) and P.J. Thompson (12 points) also scored in double figures. Reid Travis led the Cardinal with 11 points - seven under his season average - before fouling out. "I don't know when the last time we won here". The stretch was part of a 12-0 Purdue run to give Purdue a 50-43 lead. It took a nifty move from Swanigan in the final seconds of regulation to tie the game and force overtime.

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Megyn Kelly Says a Loaded Goodbye to Fox News

According to Mediaite, Lachlan Murdoch, the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, offered Kelly a financial package that included $25 million a year over the next four years if she stayed to host her prime time cable news show. Her last day with the network is Friday. "Now I don't actually know most of you, so perhaps it's not true love". This move CERTAINLY makes sense after Kelly's rough year and a half that included drama with Donald Trump and those disgusting allegations of sexual ...

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Trump Sides with WikiLeaks' Assange Against US Intel Community

In his first face-to-face cable interview, Assange fiercely fought back against recent claims the leaked emails from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta came from Moscow - and criticized the White House for its handling of the situation.

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Marijuana advocacy group moves to block Jeff Sessions' AG Nomination

Namely, it is Trump's pick for Attorney General, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, who has been most vociferous in his criticism of not only Mary Jane but people who enjoy it. "Join us for smokin' fun time!" However, Trump is expected to maintain the status quo and keep marijuana illegal at federal level. That part, is most definitely illegal.

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Gov. welcomes ruling upholding Minnesota program

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, more than 700 offenders, argue that the program is essentially a life sentence and that it is nearly impossible to progress to a level deemed necessary for release. Frank ripped the program in his June 2015 ruling, saying the "stark reality is that there is something very wrong with this state's method of dealing with sex offenders".

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Russian Federation may kick out 35 American diplomats in response to U.S. sanctions

While campaigning in the election, Trump was accused of encouraging Russian hacking , after he urged Russia to "find the 30,000 emails that are missing" . "Nevertheless, in the interest of our country and its great people, I will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week in order to be updated on the facts of this situation", he said, without mentioning Russian Federation.

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What Is The Office Of Congressional Ethics? Republicans Kill Independent Watchdog Group

Under the new rules , the office will no longer investigate anonymous tips or report its work to the public. Democratic leader in the House, Nancy Pelosi, said the amendment to the rules would effectively destroy the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE).

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Huckabee Blasts Obama on UN Vote

Maale Adumim is one of Israel's largest settlements in occupied Palestinian Territories in the West Bank. He intends to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , and supports the expansion of illegal colonies that have already sliced up the envisaged Palestinian state into South Africa-like Bantustans.

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Weather Forecast- Wednesday, January 4th

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the region from 1 p.m. Wednesday to 11 a.m. Thursday . Overnight lows will be around 30 and Tuesday's highs will be around 40. Northwest wind 5 to 9 miles per hour. Monday: Sunny with a high of 70 degrees and a 10-15 miles-per-hour west wind, gusting to 25. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 24.

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2 men killed in separate police-involved shootings in Brooklyn

An NYPD cop fatally shot a knife-wielding man in Brooklyn Tuesday night. Few other details are known. Owens was shot as police responded to a 911 call in Canarsie about a nonviolent, emotionally disturbed person, according to police. "Which had no effect". Police recovered the knife at the scene. The knife was recovered from the scene, police said. Police say James Owens came from a back room, grabbed a 13-inch knife and began moving toward the officers.

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State police nab suspected wife killer

He was found in a wooded area in Folsom. Jeremiah Monell, of Cumberland County, was captured on Monday in a wooded area in Folsom some two weeks after his wife Tara O'Shea was found dead in her home with her throat supposedly slit. Police had originally only called the death "suspicious", but now Monell has been charged with murder, according to reports. Police say Monell violated a restraining order when he allegedly showed up Tara O'Shea-Watson's home the night of December 18, getting ...

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Republicans Deliver on 'Day One' Promise: Let the Repeal of ObamaCare Begin

She takes 10 medications every day because she's had two organ transplant procedures, and the drugs are part of her daily regimen to survive. "It's the old idea of going into a china shop", said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The company reported that it spent $52 million in uncompensated "charity care" in 2015, compared to $91 million in 2014. "Healthcare is contributing to the economy's vitality", the report noted .

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Reed opposes to move to weaken ethics oversight

Earlier in the day, responding to numerous news reports about Republicans gutting the OCE, Trump asked in a tweet whether Republicans really had to make the "weakening" of the ethics office their first order of business, though he also didn't necessarily come out against the idea of eventually overhauling the OCE.

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General Assembly Opens With Republican Leadership

Gov. Matt Bevin has indicated that he considers tax reform, criminal justice reform and right-to-work legislation (a ban on mandating that workers join unions to gain or retain employment) as high priorities. House Democrats have elected state Rep. Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, also plans to attend the ceremony, said spokeswoman Amanda Stamper. The Kentucky Senate convened first as Republicans began a new era in complete control of the General Assembly.

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Scottsdale family killed in plane crash north of Payson

The plane reportedly carried two adults and two children but Shepherd said only three bodies have been found so far. PHOENIX A small plane flying from Arizona to Colorado crashed northeast of the Phoenix area, killing all four people on board, sheriff's department and aviation officials said on Tuesday.

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New Republican Congress reverses ethics move after outcry

They proposed to move control over ethics investigations against House members from an independent commission to lawmakers. Mr Obama is scheduled to meet on Wednesday with congressional Democrats to discuss strategies for fending off the Republican attacks on Obamacare.

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NY ranks third most moved from state

CT ranked fourth on the list, with 60 percent of moves being outbound. CT ranked fourth again on United Van Lines' annual report on states where it handled the highest number of outbound moves to other locations, behind New Jersey, Illinois and NY.

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Body of boy, 5, and father recovered from Texas lake

The man's body had not been found Tuesday morning, according to reports. She reported them missing Monday evening when they failed to return. Search crews found their equipment and a hunting dog in the Caddo Arm of the lake around 11 p.m.

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Manhunt underway for escaped inmate

Morales had been incarcerated on charges that he broke into a Worcester armory and stole a cache of assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons in November 2015. Two correctional officers have been placed on leave as officials continue to investigate the escape. "Morales is described as 6'1" and 180 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

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Video Captures North Carolina Cop Slamming Student To Ground

Police said there was a fight at the school Tuesday morning. The video itself doesn't show what led up to or followed this scene. In the original 8-second video, a group of students were congregated in an area and then the officer slams the girl on the floor.

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A Look at the End of the Season for the Jets

With these injuries taken into account, with him also saying that they hampered his ability all season, it's easy to see why it might have been hard for him to literally become the only risky weapon on the Jets offense. "I have a whole laundry list that I need to get better at", he acknowledged. Has it been flawless? No. But Marshall, 32, still wants to keep playing and return to the Jets.

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Trump objects after GOP votes to gut ethics office

House Republicans had voted Monday night to change the rules. On Monday night, House Republicans had voted to significantly restructure Congressional ethics oversight in a close-door meeting. That led Democrats and Republicans alike to call House Republicans out for attempting to hide from watchdogs looking to weed out corruption from Congress.

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Is your city crawling with bed bugs?

Check out Orkin's top 10 most bed bug infested cities below or check out the full list here. The city's number one ranking is the result of a nine-spot jump from previous year. The parasites are the size of an apple seed and can hide in tiny crevices. Bedbugs will survive wherever there is blood, whether that's in a million dollar home or public housing.

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Donald Trump needles enemies in New Year's message

Trump, who does not use email, also advised people to avoid computers when dealing with delicate material. Asked his New Year's resolution, Mr. Trump grinned and said: "Make America great again, OK? And so they can not be sure of the situation", Trump said.

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Judge Drops Murder Charges Against Former WWE Wrestler Jimmy Snuka

The decision comes after Snuka's attorney Robert Kirwin filed a motion for dismissal following the ruling that Snuka was found to be incompetent to stand trial. On Tuesday, Banach made the call to drop the charges after reading evidence that Snuka had just a few months to live. Snuka now lives in Florida. Back in June, an expert for the prosecution testified that the wrestling icon's brain showed normal signs of aging and it appeared as if he may be pretending to have dementia.

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Minnesota fires football coach Claeys

Fleck - whose Broncos lost to Minnesota-rival Wisconsin in the Cotton Bowl on Monday - and former LSU head coach, who has Big Ten ties as a Michigan alum and former Bo Schembechler and Gary Moeller assistant. Four players were originally suspended while the Minneapolis Police Department conducted an investigation. The team rescinded its boycott after a day and a half, returned to practice and then upset the Cougars in the Holiday Bowl, with Coyle and Kaler watching from the sideline.

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Obamacare Is First Item On Congress' Chopping Block

The association points out, between 2010 and 2019, MI hospitals will lose about $7 billion in reduced Medicare reimbursements. Roughly 6.4 million Americans signed up for 2017 Affordable Care Act health care plans in December, according to the Obama administration.

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98% Of US Congress Is Religious

Of the 30 current Jewish lawmakers, 28 are Democrats and two are Republican. That's significantly higher than the 75 percent of American adults who identify as Christian, and just slightly less than the 95 percent of Congress members who identified as Christian in 1961.

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Paul Ryan re-elected as US House Speaker

Cooper and Sinema previously voted for another member over Pelosi. There was no such intrigue and maneuvering this time around. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) did not completely rule out cooperating with Republicans on health reform during a recent conference call with reporters, but said that "the ball is in their court", reported The Hill .

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Facebook CEO Marc Zuckerberg, once atheist, now says 'religion is very important'

He was quickly questioned byJosé Antonio, a web developer and Facebook user. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg is not an atheist, but we don't know much more than that [AFP/File / Money Sharma] On December 25th, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a rather innocuous holiday greeting on his wall, wishing his followers "Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah".

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Second Avenue Subway Being Put to the True Commuter Test Today

After Cuomo and Prendergast, fresh from the New Year's Eve party, posed for photos at the conductor controls of one vehicle, the train doors closed and the Second Avenue Subway-finally, after a century of work-departed. Given the Second Ave. line's checkered history, however, there is less optimism about completing the final three phases. Riders are asked to use the 57th Street-Seventh Avenue station instead.

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Wisconsin man dives on police cruiser's windshield

Video on the Menasha Police Department's Facebook page shows the entire incident. The man then threw himself onto the auto and broke the windshield. One was treated and released, and the other didn't seek treatment for his injuries. For real, how drunk do you have to be to lunge across a police auto? The suspect was also taken to the hospital , then sent to the Winnebago County Jail, local news station ABC 2 WBAY reported.

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Light flurries in Denver Tuesday with colder temperatures, snow on the way

Tuesday skies will remain overcast throughout the day, with possible storms around noon and a chance of rain continuing overnight, according to the National Weather Service . Thursday night: Partly cloudy and very cold, low of about minus 2. With wind chill, it will feel like minus 1 degrees. Wednesday should be partially sunny, with a high around minus 3, according to the National Weather Service .


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