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Republicans Just Voted To Permanently Prevent Federal Funding For Abortions

Chris Smith , a Republican from New Jersey who penned the anti-abortion legislation, reports The Hill . The House passed similar bills in 2011, 2014, and 2015, with a Democratic president in office, but the Senate has yet to vote on any of them.

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HHS pick Tom Price faces second confirmation hearing

A testy confirmation hearing opened on Tuesday morning for President Trump's choice as his health secretary, with Democrats assailing Rep. Tom Price's ethics and ideology while Republicans praised his expertise. Chris Collins of NY, who is on the company's board, and purchased some of the stock at a special, discounted rate. In fact, Price received support at the start of the hearing from Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.

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Women's March Second Highest Day Ever for Ridership

That was the sentiment shared by people of all ages who joined the horde of pink-hatted individuals flooding the streets of Washington D.C. for the Women's March on Saturday. The Women's March and sister rallies wanted to make a difference in the world; and for some, that meant protesting the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

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Trump opponent poised to become California attorney general

But Republican Sen. John Moorlach says he's anxious Becerra will jeopardize federal funding by attacking the Trump administration. Democratic state Sen. Senate as the successor of outgoing Democratic senator Barbara Boxer. "And next week, I hope to sit down with sheriffs from across our state to begin our work together keeping our families safe and enforcing our laws fairly".

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[Ticker] Romania's president plans referendum on prisoner pardons

Elderly people were among the protesters, with others carrying carried children on their shoulders or holding them in their arms. Romania's president Klaus Iohannis said on Monday he would let voters decide on the government's plans to pardon thousands of prisoners.

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Jazz To Be Placed In Family-Run 'Legacy' Trust

This afternoon, Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller announced that ownership of the team would be restructured and the team would henceforth be owned by a legacy trust . The Millers have remained the sole owners since then. She will serve as the trustee, and eventually will cede control of the franchise to a six-person board of managers, composed of members of her family.

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Car in Lorain may be linked to Cleveland police officer's death

Marshals today arrested a man at gunpoint in connection with the hit-skip that killed a Cleveland police officer. Israel Alvarez, 44, was taken into custody in Lorain for aggravated vehicular homicide and felony hit-skip. The Cleveland Police Department says this white Toyota Camry struck a police officer and fled the scene on January 24. The accident occurred around 6 a.m.

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Avalanche Buries Cars on Highway 89 near Alpine Meadows

At this point, there's no estimated time for that stretch of Highway 89 to re-open. "We got some blankets out of the back, took off our wet socks and called my mom". Heavy snow triggered an avalanche that shut down a California highway just west of Lake Tahoe. Meanwhile, Highway 89 remains closed last of 7:30 a.m.

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Trump to choose Supreme Court nominee during first week in office

McConnell led an effort to ensure the victor of last year's election would have the right to make the pick. Though President Barack Obama quickly nominated Merrick Garland of the D.C. Among the leading candidates is former Alabama Attorney General William "Bill" Pryor. Schumer has come under Republican fire for indicating that he would be willing to leave the Supreme Court seat open if Trump doesn't appoint a "mainstream" nominee.

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Federal agents seize $20M hidden in a box spring in MA

Rocha was detained following an appearance today before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Judith G. Dein. According to the complaint, federal agents had raided the headquarters of TelexFree in Marlborough earlier in the day. The complaint alleges that someone working on Wanzeler's behalf contacted an associate for help transferring millions of dollars of TelexFree money, which had been hidden in the Greater Boston area, from the United States to Brazil.

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Melania Trump's Face During Donald Trump's Inauguration Is Rather Telling

The National First Ladies' Library in America displays the attractive outfits of presidents' wives throughout history. The book is a compendium of White House history, first lady biographies, as well as advice culled from former occupants of the White House to help new first ladies navigate the daunting job ahead of them.

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Trump to advance Keystone, Dakota Access pipelines: administration official

Fox News also confirmed from a source that Trump would greenlight the projects. Standing Rock has faded from headlines since December 4, when former president Barack Obama rejected the pipeline permit. aid going to worldwide family planning NGOs that even mention abortion. If fully built by developer TransCanada Corp., Keystone would run from Alberta, Canada's oil sands to the Gulf Coast in Texas, bringing heavy oil sands petroleum to refineries.

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Trump press secretary takes issue with media

Early Saturday evening, Trump press secretary Sean Spicer walked into the White House briefing room, berated reporters for their unpatriotic lies, then left without answering a single question. On its second day in office, the Trump administration debuted its first piece of state propaganda. The press briefing - Mr Spicer's first to journalists at the White House - came at the end of a weird first full day in the Trump administration and an escalation of its acrimonious relations with the ...

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Trump to Sign Executive Orders, Meet With Ryan

Below is a complete list of the titles for all executive orders issued by recent presidents in their first 100 days, as published by the National Archives and Federal Register . Plus, he reinstated a ban on providing federal money to global groups that perform abortions or provide information on the option. But Trump's bareknuckle style has also kept dissent in check , with some terrified that they will become the object of a presidential tweet that sets off a world of political pain.

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Samara from 'The Ring' pops out of TVs to scare customers

According to a behind-the-scenes video , the prep for this elaborate prank meant building a fake wall inside a real store in upstate NY, then covering it in televisions showing trailers for Rings. "I have been doing these things for a few years now and the key is to prank people you think would take it well". Naturally, most people were frightened and a pair of young men quickly ran away knocking a box over on their way out.

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Argument over Trump leads to man having ear bitten off

Pittsburgh police responded to a 911 call at the Sunoco gas station on Baum Boulevard, nearby, where Ortiz had fled for help. Ortiz said his roommate, who police are still searching for, had been drinking before the altercation. "Anytime he's drinking, he's going insane", Ortiz tells CBS Pittsburgh . He was then taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Police recovered the chuck of ear and surgeons were able to reattach it.

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Putin Says Creators of Golden Shower Dossier Are 'Worse Than Prostitutes'

Putin said at a press conference that President Obama's team is spreading "fake" information, calling those who spread unverified accusations about Trump "worse than prostitutes", according to the Associated Press. "I doubt Trump fell for that". At a separate news conference, Lavrov also said Moscow hopes for better relations with Washington once Trump takes office.

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Walker Seeks To Expand Work Requirements For Parents On Welfare

But Republican legislative leaders and the state chamber of commerce, which typically backs conservatives, praised the idea as giving incentives to put more people back to work. "[Walker's proposal would] limit access to food and shelter for low income families with children". Governor Scott Walker announced his plan on Monday to make it easier for people on welfare to re-enter the workforce.

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Alabama Congressman Sponsors Bill to Remove US from the United Nations

An identical "American Sovereignty Restoration Act" has been put before the House of Representatives at the beginning of each Congress for the last twenty years since 1997. Rogers went on to name treaties and actions he believes "attack our rights as U.S. citizens". Rogers said at the time. The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization to promote global co-operation.

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Ethics lawyers sue Trump over 'unconstitutional' foreign payments

Donald J. Trump, filed in federal court in NY. The nonprofit good-government group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, will file the suit Monday morning in U.S. The lawsuit will not seek any monetary damages, according to the New York Times . Read the full New York Times report here. Crew has to prove that Trump's alleged violation caused specific harm to them as the plaintiff, and that his acceptance of revenue from foreign governments falls in the category ...

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Women's March on Washington hopes to begin a movement

They told me that they were sure that they'd be welcome there. But Trump won not by hewing close to party doctrine but because he promised to crush it. "They came to this town yesterday ". Catherine McLaughlin, from Essex, is marching because she feels there is a "real danger" of human rights being eroded.

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Adam 'Pacman' Jones Arrest Video Released by TMZ

Jones asked what charges the police had against him. "Mr. Jones has the utmost respect for law-enforcement and the difficulties police encounter on a daily basis". In one exchange, Jones says: "You don't like me, do you?" "You a b-h, bro. b-h ass n-a, I hope you die tomorrow". "... So what we do about him hitting me, what'd you say about that, buddy?" They also state that Jones refused to enter a police cruiser by pulling away, kicking and head-butting as he was being arrested.

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton collapses during speech

Dayton had been speaking for more than 40 minutes when he unexpectedly collapsed. Schoen says an ambulance came but left without Dayton, a 69-year-old Democrat. He was attended to by EMTs as the joint meeting of the House and Senate was adjourned. Dayton's son, Eric, wrote on Twitter that he is with his dad and he is "doing great".

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Highlights From the Women's March on Washington

But these pro-life feminists weren't welcome, indeed they were attacked. "They were standing up for lives that have no voice-the unborn", said Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. One hour before the march, volunteers had run out of the 30,000 stickers they were handing out to participants. "Pro-choice and Pro-life people both know this", Piper writes.

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Investigators search for suspect in Montpelier homicide

Vermont State Police are seeking Jayveon Caballero, 29, of Barre, according to a Monday news release. He's wanted in the shooting of 33-year-old Markus Austin in the parking lot of an apartment complex early Sunday. Investigators said Cary and Caballero live together. On Monday morning state police searched the apartment for Caballero and evidence. Detectives said they believe Caballero may have fled the state.

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Reasons Abortion Rights Should Matter To Everyone In The LGBT Community

She graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Mass Communications. Gov. Sam Brownback told the crowd to keep its eyes on the Kansas Supreme Court. Since 1973 there have been 40 million to 50 million babies killed by abortion.

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MI announces Rome trip for education and spring drills

Last year, the program held a portion of spring practice in Florida. Harbaugh and company will use three of their allotted 15 practices while in Rome and plan on using the facilities of the AS Roma soccer team. The visit will culminate in an exhibition scrimmage which will be open to the public. That rule does not go into effect until August, so Michigan's trip to Italy is within the rules.

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Activist Walking Barefoot Across America Fatally Struck By SUV

Baumer was pronounced dead at the scene. Friends told the New York Daily News he hadn't planned to walk through Florida but the wintery weather in OH forced his hand. Baumer was a poet and would post poems along with "foot selfies" of his swollen feet on Instagram . His website says, "I am crossing America barefoot to save earth".

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LI Under High Wind Warning & Coastal Flood Advisory For Incoming Coastal Storm

Rain will be heaviest during the day on Monday and will last until the early evening. The worst of any coastal flooding could deliver a 2-3 foot storm surge. Forecasters warned that the winds and gusts can down utility lines, causing outages, in addition to making travel hard. Residents should make sure their phone batteries are charged and refrigerators are on a colder setting.

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Education secretary nominee needs schooling

The hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will now be held at 10 a.m. January 31, according to an advisory from the committee. "Somebody is going to pay for it". If a voucher system were to be implemented in the U.S.it is unlikely that there would be multiple choices of schools in each district, meaning students would have a single choice or commit to commuting long distances.

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President Trump selects Heather Wilson as Air Force Secretary

In 1998, Wilson was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, representing New Mexico, and served there until 2009. To view the full article, register now. Wilson told Roll Call newspaper in a 2013 after a second failed campaign for the Senate that she was most likely done running for office. The previous secretary, Deborah James, resigned last week at the end of the Obama administration.

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Omaha Storm Chasers remembering pitcher Ventura

Franchise Omaha Storm Chasers General Manager Martie Cordaro says he made his first appearance at Werner Park in 2013 but wasn't here long. Cordaro remembers Ventura wowing the fans here in Omaha. Ironically, Ventura paid tribute to his good friend and fellow Dominican, Oscar Tavares, who was also killed in a auto crash in the D.R.in October 2014, by wearing Tavares' initials and R.I.P.

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Twitter universe mocks Trump aide's use of 'alternative facts'

Press secretary Sean Spicer backed up claims by Trump on Saturday, saying, "This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration - period - both in person and around the globe". "Alternative facts are not facts ... they're falsehoods", Todd rebuts, somehow managing to cling on to the power of speech after being exposed to an explosion of absurdity.

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Trump signs executive order, targets TPP and federal hiring

President Trump signed three presidential directives Monday, withdrawing USA support for a Pacific trade deal, imposing a hiring freeze in civilian agencies, and restoring the so-called Mexico City policy that prohibits US aid from supporting global groups that promote abortion.

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Air Force base in Arizona on lockdown

Seek shelter immediately. More updates will come once they are available. An all clear was declared about an hour later and the base said personnel there were "free to resume all normal operations". "Lock-down update: All students and staff are accounted for and are safe". No one is being allowed on base, so traffic around the gates is backing up.


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