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US Congress one step closer to repealing Obamacare

Mr Trump's remarks clash with congressional Republicans' plan to repeal the law, but delay the process to pass legislation on a substitute for up to three years. "Putting almost $10 trillion more in debt on the American people's backs through a budget that never balances is not the way to get there", said Rand Paul, the only GOP senator to vote agains the measure.

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A college plan that just isn't that smart

His plan only includes SUNY, CUNY and community colleges. The programs target at-risk students, including students of color and students who would be the first in their family to graduate high school or college. And for those living in NY, it can get really expensive. In the 2015-16 school year, only 267 schools in NY were offering AP computer science. Under this groundbreaking proposal, more than 940,000 middle-class families and individuals making up to $125,000 per year would qualify to ...

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Chicago police regularly engage in excessive force, says Loretta Lynch

The Justice Department under President Barack Obama conducted around 25 similar investigations of police nationwide, from Miami to Cleveland and Baltimore to Seattle. Emanuel also said the City of Chicago has already implemented some of the suggested changes, citing expanded de-escalation training for officers and stricter use-of-force policies put into place after a white officer shot a black teen 16 times in 2015.

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Oil rig count drops for first time in 11 weeks

Activity in the oil patch took its biggest step backward since June with seven drilling rigs removed from oil fields throughout the U.S. The decrease is the first weekly down-tick since the week of October 28, where the rig count declined by 2.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation captures alleged suspect in 1999 child abduction case

Two counts of class B felony confinement with a deadly weapon and three counts of class A felony child molestation charges were filed by the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office in February 2000. But the defendant waived a hearing to determine his identity, acknowledging for the first time since he fled IN 18 years ago that he was correctly named as "Charles Hollin".

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Is the California drought actually over?

The news represents a remarkable turnaround from as recently as last summer when literally every inch of state experienced drought conditions. The storms have dumped more than 7 inches of rain since Monday and the National Weather Service says 6-12 feet of snow has fallen in the Sierra Nevada, where the snowpack is critical to California's water supply.

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$5M bonds for parents of OH girl found dead at restaurant

We got busy; after it got busy, we started cleaning up. Hours later, he said, they checked on her and she was gone. On Tuesday afternoon, Ashley's remains were found "concealed" in the very restaurant she had supposedly wandered away from. Jackson Township police report that Ashley's mother, Ming Ming Chen, struck the child's head "several times with her right fist". After this, her father, Liang Zhao, allegedly saw that Ashley had "green fluid coming from her mouth".

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Women's March on Washington and in Pocatello: Are You Going?

Councilmember Charles Allen told News4 about 200 permits were requested for the inauguration on Friday, Jan. 20. To put that in context, The Washington Post reports that at President Barack Obama's record-setting 2009 inauguration, more than 3,000 charter buses registered for parking permits in D.C.

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Maruti's Ignis Hatchback Debuts At Rs 4.59 Lakh

Under the hood, you have the tried and tested 1.2-litre four cylinder petrol engine that develops 83bhp at 6000rpm and 115Nm torque at 4000rpm mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Being a Nexa product, dual front airbags and ABS with EBD are standard across the range. The company said the compact vehicle is built on a new generation rigid platform embodying Suzuki's "Total Effective Control Technology" (TECT) for occupant protection.

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Steve Harvey calls President-elect Trump 'sincere' after meeting

Harvey shared that he's taking President Obama's advice from his farewell speech to "get out from behind your computers" and to "get out there and talk". "It's an honor to be invited to talk, and I think that's the only way that we're going to unify our country", Harvey later added. Although his exact task appears loosely defined, Harvey said cities he'll work in include Chicago and Detroit.

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Former Aldine ISD teacher impregnated by teen student may learn fate

After the duo got their numbers exchanged, the teenager reportedly asked if he could hang out with her - to which Vera readily agreed. Vera claimed the boy's parents accepted the relationship. Her victim is now 14 years old, court officials tell PEOPLE. Earlier, prosecutors also alleged that there were a "string of deceptive moves" on part of Vera to make the rest of the world believe that she was, in fact, dating the father of the boy.

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Man exposed himself to toll booth workers, troopers say

Kim Montes, of the Florida Highway Patrol. But Joshua Concepcion-West took it to the next level with a remote-controlled device that rolled a black sheet over his license plate with just the push of a button. "He was subsequently arrested for petty theft and also for cheating", Sgt. Montes says. "Pay the toll or don't use the road", Montes said. Johnny Lima, 23, was caught on camera December 28 masturbating while paying a toll on the Florida Turnpike in Osceola County, the arrest report ...

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FBI Apple iPhone hackers Cellebrite falls victim to web hack

The stolen data also included customer support tickets, where clients asked the company for assistance on technical issues. Cellebrite released a statement Thursday acknowledging that one of its external web servers had been hacked, adding that that it's investigating the extent of the breach .

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'Branded' Dog Forced to Ride On Top of Trailer

At least two other dogs appeared to be in the cage as well. "The dog obviously looks pretty distressed". The video has since been viewed more than 1.4 million times and shared nearly 16,000 times. "It's up to us to determine whether there was criminal intent to be cruel to the dog", she said. It is unclear from the video if the dog is properly restrained, based on this ordinance.

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Va. man sticks it to the DMV by paying with 300K pennies

Stafford filed three lawsuits, which were later dismissed after a representative of the state's attorney general handed over to Stafford a list of the requested phone numbers. He added, "As of right now it is 6:08 p.m. and all the DMV employees are staying late to finish counting". Nick Stafford arrived at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Lebanon, Va., with five wheelbarrows filled with pennies on Wednesday, the Herald Courier reported .

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Teen, abducted from Jacksonville hospital as newborn in 1998, has been found

Police pursued thousands of leads around the nation over the years but could never find her. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Moore was taken by a black woman about 25-35 years-old, dressed in a blue floral smock and scrub trousers.

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Paul Ryan defends ending Planned Parenthood funding at CNN townhall

Federal community health centers, I have a lot of experience with them myself. But let's say it's possible to move funding and patients over to federal community health centers. Ryan noted the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding from providing abortions. Instead, Black notes, the money usually funneled to the abortion giant would be redirected to the country's 13,500 community health centers.

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Trump Calls for Simultaneous Obamacare Repeal and Replacement

The budget resolution and subsequent amendments being considered tonight, in essence, will direct the Senate and House to come up with a piece of legislation that would allow Senate Republicans to repeal any aspect of the ACA that relates to the federal budget.

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Chicago police beset by racial bias, unconstitutional policing, DOJ finds

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson also will be in attendance, as will the head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and U.S. The department has moved to fire Van Dyke, as well as four other police officers for allegedly lying about the shooting. "I know our findings can lead to reform and rebuild community-police trust because we've seen it happen in community after community around the country over the past 20 years".

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USDA Numbers Bullish Soybeans and Wheat, Neutral for Corn

All in all I think we're set up for some better pricing opportunities moving into the weeks ahead". He added that a USDA crop sowings briefing due on March 31 "is shaping up as a potentially bearish report for soybeans - especially if Argentine crop issues stabilise while Brazil soy potential continues to improve".

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Del. woman identified as fifth Fort Lauderdale shooting victim

A girl has been reunited with the teddy bear she left behind while fleeing during the deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida. A short search of the terminal revealed Rufus, left behind during the shuffle. In an unbelievable turn of events, the Twitter account of the airport contacted Lariviere saying they had found Rufus and had the woman's contact information.

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Tommy Allsup, Musician Who Avoided Buddy Holly Plane Crash, Dies at 85

Allsup was supposed to fly with Holly on the February 1959 trip that ended in Holly's death, but he lost a coin toss, and was unable to join the flight. Allsup has been a regular at the Surf's annual Winter Dance Party weekend. A year after the plane crash, Allsup transferred to California and worked as a guitarist and record producer.

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Bush Twins Have a Message for Sasha, Malia

And through it all you had each other . Barbara and Jenna tell the Obama girls that there is still much to look forward to after their father leaves office and they leave 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. "Rise to the occasion". And that support will surely outlast the White House. "Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar". Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush wrote a similar letter to Malia and Sasha Obama back in 2009.

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Serena Williams Says 'Yes' To Proposal By White Internet Entrepreneur

Top-ranked Angelique Kerber, who beat Serena Williams in the final here past year to win her first Grand Slam title, will open against Lesia Tsurenko. Describing Murray as his "biggest rival", Djokovic said both players "dragged each other to our limits". "I told (Ohanian) my main goal was to win this title", she said.

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New details on how the Trump Russian intel story came to life

Shaub said during a rare appearance at the Brookings Institution that he was "especially troubled" by Dillon's comment that Trump's liquid assets from stock and investment sales he made in recent months before the presidential election would be placed in a "diversified portfolio of assets" approved by the OGE.

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Barack & Michelle Obama Leave Us With a Few Lessons in Love

Fallon in turn thanked Michelle for her arms and her dancing abilities. It's no secret Michelle has been one of the most popular first ladies in recent history with many calling for her to run for president herself one day. Now we know why women love her! No one would complain if you made a decision to change the locks and remain our First Lady. However the night's tears came when Obama surprised guests in a pre-recorded segment who wanted to thank her for all she's done and how she's ...

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United Will Retire Its 747 a Year Earlier Than Expected

And the reason United is eager to remove the aging planes is largely economic. "It's a bittersweet milestone - this jumbo jet with its unmistakable silhouette once represented the state-of-the-art in air travel", wrote United president Scott Kirby.

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Obama Broadly Expands NSA Power to Share Surveillance

The NSA will provide raw information available when agencies can demonstrate it will "further, in a significant way, a particular foreign intelligence or counterintelligence mission or function of the element and why other sources cannot provide the information" through a request by a senior official.

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Mexico will reimburse U.S. for cost of border wall

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says that "of course" his country will not pay for a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border. The U.S. needs to start making good trade deals, Trump stressed during his first post-election press conference earlier Wednesday.

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Happ and Hayes named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25

North Carolina in December and another 34-point outburst at Ole Miss. January was among the leaders in the NCAA in assists and assists per game before being sidelined by a hand injury in late Decembere. The men's and women's John R. Wooden Award All-American Teams will be honored during the ceremony, and the 2017 Wooden Award Legends of Coaching Trophy™ will be presented to Muffet McGraw of Notre Dame.

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Follow Slate's live blog of confirmation hearings for Tillerson and Sessions

With confirmation hearings underway for Donald Trump's Cabinet picks, ABC News obtained an exclusive look at the Democratic National Committee's war room where they are providing rapid response to testimony from Cabinet nominees. I think that's a stretch. During the first day of confirmation hearings for one of the most powerful positions a president-elect can appoint, the senator who hopes to become the nation's top lawman indicated that he's learned something, too: Grabbing women's genitals ...

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Samurai sword killer attacks woman neighbor in Temple City

The deadly attack was first reported about 12:05 p.m.at a duplex in the 6000 block of Temple City Boulevard, between Garibaldi and Woodruff avenues, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's and fire officials. A friend of the victim who tried to intervene was also injured in the attack. The suspect then fled the scene, authorities said. The man suspected of attacking the victims was at large, according to the sheriff's department, which did not immediately release his name or a description.

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Blizzard, avalanche warnings in Sierra; heavy snow, winds

Emergency crews still clearing flood debris from the streets of Reno and other Nevada cities started revving up the snowplows Tuesday as yet another fierce winter storm barreled into the state. About 2,000 homes are without power in south Reno along the Mount Rose Highway in the Arrowcreek area. The massive amount of snow combined with high winds and road closures on Wednesday again shut down the Woodward Tahoe Ski Area in California, which referred to the storm as #Snowpocalypse2017.

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Northern Ireland leaders warned 'the clock is ticking'

I believe today is the right time to call a halt to the DUP's arrogance". Elections now look likely for the government, or Northern Ireland Assembly , after the resignation of deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness of republican Sinn Fein , potentially creating a damaging leadership vacuum just as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union.

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Local students named to academic list

To make the Dean's List, a student at UE must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Dean's List honors are accorded to Carthage students who achieve a 3.5 grade-point average while carrying at least 14 credit hours during a semester.


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