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Watch the Massive Queer Dance Party Protest at Mike Pence's House

The group created in response to the massacre past year at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, asks supporters to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Friendship Heights Metro station. Pence is also a backer of harsh anti-immigrant laws and Trump's proposed wall on the border with Mexico. #WeAreQueer #WeAreHere #WeWillDance That's right, get ready to WERK it and tell Daddy Pence: "homo/transphobia is not tolerated in our country!" Led by a truck loaded with speakers, three motorcycles ...

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Baby, Parents Rescued From Flooding in Houston

The air blowing in behind the rain is from the Pacific, not the Arctic so don't expect temperatures to cool much. The warning expires at 4:15 p.m. For those not listening, several roads already had to be closed. Cleanup efforts began Wednesday and continued through the night. The weather service is urging drivers not to attempt to ford streets that are covered in water.

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Perry faces US lawmakers questioning his experience to lead Energy Dept.

During what's become known as his "oops" moment at the 2011 Presidential Debate - It was the energy department that Perry supposedly forgot while trying to list the three departments he wanted to eliminate. "A lot of the military installations that involve nuclear weapons that the energy department oversees are here in Texas ". According to the NYT piece, a day ahead of his confirmation hearing, Perry's supporters concede that he is inexperienced in dealing with nuclear policy, they point ...

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Texas House proposes to invest more of budget into children and future

The separate spending plans released by the House and Senate - both overwhelmingly controlled by Republicans, but with two distinctly different agendas - are mere starting points to budget talks that will drag through May. Straus' proposal is about $4 billion above Hegar's revenue estimate, and Straus didn't explain Tuesday how he plans to make up the difference. Doing so, however, would create a pitched battle with conservative lawmakers who view it as untouchable outside of a natural disaster.

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Obama Does Not Expect 'Enormous Overlap' With Trump on Most Policies

WASHINGTON ― In one of his final acts in office, President Barack Obama granted clemency to 209 federal prisoners on Tuesday, nearly all of whom were convicted of drug crimes. He did, however, say he would speak up if he felt America's "core values" were being debased. "The notion that the average person who was thinking about disclosing valuable classified information would think that it goes unpunished, I don't think would get that impression from the sentence that Chelsea Manning has ...

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Higgins to attend Trump inaugural, but Slaughter won't

In the piece, WaPo noted that Lewis spent the day in his district and pointed to Bush's contested election victory as the main reason. Emanuel Cleaver, a former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, will not be joining a growing list of his Democratic colleagues who plan to boycott Republican Donald Trump's inauguration.

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Almost 300 Members of Kentucky National Guard to Support Inauguration

In total, there will be more than 7,500 National Guard soldiers and airmen from 44 states, three territories and the District of Columbia providing inauguration support. Pennsylvania National Guard members this week underwent special training in case things get out of hand. Gen. Scott Campbell, Kentucky's assistant adjutant general.

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Melania Trump will wear Ralph Lauren at inauguration

Ford has said he declined to dress Melania Trump years ago and he believes his clothes are too expensive for first ladies. Here's hoping that following her blowout, Melania Trump will be ready to roll up her sleeves and put her freshly manicured fingers to work.

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IOS Apps Postmates and DoorDash Testing Automated Delivery Via Self-Driving Robots

The robots have encountered more than a million pedestrians in testing to date, with few problems. "DoorDash and Postmates are championing on-demand local delivery, sharing Starship's vision to save customers time and money" said Ahti Heinla, CEO and co-founder of Starship Technologies .

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Ricky Gray Execution: Last Stop, Supreme Court

A Virginia inmate scheduled to be put to death this week for the slayings of two young girls has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his execution. A video released recently by Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty showed Gray apologizing for the deaths of the Harvey family.

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DeVos defends school choice when public schools are failing

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos , secretary of education nominee. Republicans have for years pitched various school choice proposals, with only a very few becoming law. The Senate committee bombarded Betsy DeVos with questions over the last two days. James Lankford, who is skeptical about its work to ensure transgender students have certain protections in schools.

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Farewell! Michelle Obama Takes Her Last Walk Through The White House

Still, the first African American "FLOTUS" would quickly step up to the challenge. The style of all the first lady's had always been under microscopic scanner from the Inauguration day itself and Michelle Obama , with a spectacular style choices had always displayed grace and elegance, in every event she had attended.

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Lordstown high school group in Washington DC for inauguration

School officials have said that the students committed to going before knowing the election results, as the focus was the once-in-a-lifetime chance to attend a presidential inauguration. The students will visit historic sites during their six-day stay, including the Smithsonian Museum of American History, Ford's Theatre and the Jefferson memorial.

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Beer Yoga is a thing

Berlin's BierYoga is one company that has found success with the pairing, recently expanding to Australia after a starting in Germany . Germany's BierYoga on its website defines the art of beer yoga as the "marriage of two great loves - beer and yoga".

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Perdue is Trump's pick for secretary of Agriculture

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) as Agriculture secretary, with an announcement planned for tomorrow morning. "In 2003, when Governor Sonny Perdue chose to set up his Commission for a New Georgia, it sounded like a recipe for one more unread manifesto doomed to gather more dust than interest".

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Hillary Clinton would defeat de Blasio in mayoral election, poll says

Quinnipiac University said the poll surveyed 1,138 voters in NY, a city of 8.4 million people, with a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points. Her aides insist Hillary Clinton isn't running for mayor - but if she did, she'd cream Mayor de Blasio, according to a new poll.

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Harambe's grandmother, Josephine, dies at Miami zoo

According to CBS in Miami, Josephine arrived to Zoo Miami in 1983, then called Miami Metrozoo. Moja is the mother of Harambe. Nearly 50 years old, Josephine the gorilla died Wednesday after suffering several health issues which were unable to be treated.

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Donald Trump criticizes House GOP's 'border adjustment' tax

Wall Street firms such as Citigroup, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs would receive breaks of $9.1, $5.9 and $4 billion respectively. The dollar fell 0.7% on the ICE Dollar Index, which tracks the greenback against the world's major currencies like the euro, British pound, Canadian dollar and Japanese yen.

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Sen. Bob Casey to vote 'no' on 3 Trump nominees

In answering questions, DeVos said she has no experience managing a public school system or student loan program. That led to this exchange with Sen. I was shaken to the core by her answer. After weeks of skewering criticism from public school advocates who have painted her as an extremist who opposes public education, Betsy DeVos - the billionaire philanthropist and school-choice advocate - used her Senate confirmation hearing to mention her mother's history as a public school teacher.

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Wyden declares opposition to education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos

Mr. Trump has said he favored such a ban as an anti-terror measure, though he has since backed away from that position. "I know that there's a lot of conflicting ideas and opinions around that, " DeVos responded ". DeVos , a billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist nominated by President-elect Donald Trump, faced tough questions from senators during her confirmation hearing Tuesday.

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Obama praises outgoing press secretary, Kansas City native

Before they leave the building for the final time, they'll go through a checklist that completes their formal separation from the White House: cell phones handed in, computers locked and papers properly filed to be archived. Obama's staff are now packing up their desks, and must be out of the White House on Thursday, while the Obamas themselves will be leaving on Friday morning - leaving just hours for the turnaround.

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Price suggests states will lead on ObamaCare replacement, wants access for 'everybody'

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) told members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that he learned of company Innate Immunotherapeutics from colleague Rep. Bernie Sanders whether he agreed that health care was a right, Price answered, "We are a compassionate society". "To question whether you are honest is insulting", Sen.

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Don't underestimate Trump, says Obama

But at my core I think that we're going to be ok. "It doesn't work if we don't have a well-informed citizenry and you are the conduit", Obama said. "Sports has changed attitudes and culture in ways that seem subtle but that ultimately made us think differently about ourselves".

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Black Americans Fear They'll Be Worse Off with Trump

A poll released Monday and one released last week also gave the Republican low marks on his transition from White House victor to president. A CNN/ORC survey showed that only 40% of Americans approved of how Trump handled the transition between his incoming administration and President Barack Obama's outgoing team.

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Rain, warmer temperatures expected through the midweek

Unfortunately, Mother Nature continues the rain chances for Eastern Kentucky through next Tuesday . Relatively coldest night forecast is Thursday night when lows are forecast to range from the mid 20s to mid 30s. Northeast wind 10 to 15 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy , with a low around 26. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 29. A new storm system will approach from the south Sunday afternoon with some rain showers.

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Obama Family to Vacation in Southern California After Inauguration

Obama's final question during his last press conference as president Wednesday was about his 18 and 15-year-old daughters. "I know I feel very comfortable that justice has been served and that a message has still been sent". "This is not just a matter of "no-drama-Obama", he said, joking about his reputation for a cerebral, even detached approach. His hope for the nation, the president said, was for its democracy to remain healthy and its people to retain a sense of unity.

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Oracle Pays White Men More, Feds Say

If Oracle is found guilty of wrongdoing in its hiring practices, it could see all current government contracts cancelled and may be banned from receiving future contracts from the federal government. The complaint further alleges that Oracle favors Asian applicants - specifically, Asian Indians - when hiring, in part because "targeted recruitment, and referral bonuses ...

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Investment controversies raise doubts about Trump's pick for HHS

On Monday, CNN reported that Price had purchased stock in a medical device company and then introduced a bill that would have benefited the company. "I'm very frightened over what you are going to do", Franken said. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). Price didn't reply directly, instead saying, "I think that what's a good thing is to...make certain that we're providing the kinds of options and choices for patients so that they can address their clinical and medical needs".

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22News is now part of Nexstar Media Group

Timothy Busch being promoted to president of Nexstar Broadcasting. Revenue is expected to range from 312.58 Million to 331.3 Million with an average of 318.53 Million. 05/20/2016 - Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc . had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Noble Financial. The company's stock has a Return on Assets (ROA) of -253.6 percent, a Return on Equity (ROE) of 572.6 percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 0 percent.

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3 strong storms to hit San Diego Thursday-Tuesday

It's only getting warmer from here. The record stands at 71 degrees. A wet and mild series of storms will move into the region this week, forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Portland say. The exact timing, magnitude and location of the severe weather risk remain unclear, but the potential certainly exists for hail, wind and/or tornadoes Saturday and Sunday .

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Reward Raised To $21K For Info In MLK Day Shooting

Memorial Park in northwest Miami-Dade were still recovering Tuesday as police continued their investigation. At this year's parade, there was even more to celebrate. "It was peaceful and it was awesome", Collier said. Jerome's sister, Ambresha, was with her brother in the park just before he was shot. "I thought it shouldn't happen because we deserve to have fun, and show that we can out there with a lot of people, but after what happen we can't do that anymore", said Ambresha Battle.

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Bayside Academy's Lauren Chastang named Gatorade Alabama Volleyball Player of the Year

The 5-foot-10 junior outside hitter led the Spartans to a 26-0 record and tallied 287 kills, 192 digs and 40 service aces while posting a kill percentage of.457. Two-time victor Hall joins Gatorade South Carolina Volleyball Players of the Year Jamila Johnson (2014-15, St. Joseph's Catholic School), Maddie Palmer (2013-14, Hillcrest High School), Sydney Moseley (2012-13, Hillcrest High School), Kylie Haun (2011-12, Hillcrest High School), Karis Watson (2010-11, Rock Hill High School), Kellie ...

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Pulse gunman's widow pleads not guilty to charges she knew about attack

Mateen was the only gunman at Pulse nightclub, and he was killed after a three-hour siege in a shootout with police. The FBI arrested her at her home in nearby Rodeo on Monday. In addition to the 49 victims killed, 53 people were injured. She is expected to be extradited to Florida, where the indictment was filed. Her attorney says Salman had no advance knowledge of the attack.

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Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Officially Suspended

There was no sign of the 777 until late July 2015, when a piece of aircraft wing was discovered on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. "I would be fine if they only found his shirt". For the families of the 239 people on the doomed aircraft, that's a particularly bitter prospect given the recent acknowledgement by officials that they had been looking for the plane in the wrong place all along.

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Jon Lester Explains Absence From Cubs' World Series White House Visit

Finishing up eight years in the White House, Obama leaves office with one of the highest approval ratings in modern history. "He is not only a great press secretary but more importantly he is a really, really good man and I'm really proud of him", the outgoing President said.


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