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Student forced to urinate in bucket wins $1.3m lawsuit

Instead, Ms Wolf told the girl to use a bucket in a supply room and pour her urine down a sink at Patrick Henry High School in San Diego , California. "I've been doing personal injury cases for the last 20 years and this was one of my most unusual cases", her attorney, Brian Watkins , told AFP. Since the incidnet, the school has made it clear to teachers that students should not be denied trips to the bathroom, an attorney said.

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State DOT vastly underestimated project costs, audit finds

Walker, however, opposes any tax or fee increase without a corresponding cut elsewhere in the budget. She said, "Kicking the can down the road is obviously creating even more potholes, and I feel like our state government, led by Republicans, are writing checks that our state can't cash".

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GOP lawmakers voice concerns over ObamaCare repeal

Alexander talked with members about his three-part plan to fix the damage of Obamacare and how Congress and the Trump administration can work together to give Americans access to truly affordable health care", the spokeswoman said. lock, stock and barrel", and Rep. John Faso of NY said defunding Planned Parenthood in a repeal bill would mean "walking into a enormous political trap" that could end up with "millions of people on social media" protesting repeal.

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Williams Sisters To Meet In Aussie Final

Following them on court will be Serena against fellow former teenage prodigy Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, who is into her first Grand Slam semi-final in 18 years. Williams saved the first set point but committed a backhand error on the second. Vandeweghe is a major threat to an all-Williams final. Williams finished the set with an ace.

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Trump to restrict refugees, United States media say

Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days while the program is reviewed. According to the draft decree, Trump intends to halve the number of refugees entering the United States during the 2017 fiscal year, which ends on September 30. Commission on International Religious Freedom list of the same name - while U.S. officials attempt to obtain security information from those countries.

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Louis Catholics Attend March for Life in DC

Shira Stein is a reporting intern for the Herald in Washington, D.C., and a student at American University. What would happen if Roe v. Wade were overturned? As Sarah has reported , the brief interlude between this rally and the march that flooded the same spaces last Saturday makes for an abrupt juxtaposition.

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The biggest moment of President Trump's tenure might already be happening

President Trump envisions using the US military, in conjunction with the State Department, to establish and protect refugee camps in Syria , according to a draft executive order outlining steps to safeguard Americans against future terrorist attacks.

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Trump to move forward with voter fraud probe

The Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, received almost three million votes more than Mr Trump, who won the presidency by prevailing in key swing states. Rote said she feared that her first vote would be changed to a vote for Hillary Clinton . But there is no evidence to support such claims. There is no public evidence of widespread illegal voting in last year's poll and Trump and the White House is yet to substantiate the president's claim.

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Chicago police chief admits he needs kidney transplant

The Chicago Sun-Times, citing unnamed sources, reported that Johnson needs a kidney transplant. Emanuel asked Johnson if he was "OK", before the news conference was quickly stopped. Chicago recorded 762 murders and more than 4,300 shooting victims in 2016 - the deadliest year on record for the city in two decades. Last year, there were 3,550 shootings, a almost 50 percent increase over 2015.

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Trump finished with Supreme Court interviews

Either Hardiman or Gorsuch would, in all likelihood, largely track the voting pattern of the late Antonin Scalia, the justice whose seat Trump is looking to fill. Democrats do not have the numbers to oppose numerous Trump administration nominees. One takeaway from this is that Pryor wouldn't even have enough Republicans behind the nomination for a confirmation, nuclear option or not.

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Rock Hall Announces Details for 2017 Inductions

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on April 7 at Brooklyn's Barclays Centre. Pearl Jam is one of seven acts to be honored at the rock shrine's annual celebration, which will take place April 7 at the Barclays Center in NY.

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White House January 25th Press Briefing

While the size of Trump's inauguration had its brief, organic time in the light of social media, it was a story that should have withered quickly, replaced by stories of executive actions and Cabinet appointments. Conway responded to criticism that the new administration was focusing on crowds rather than on significant domestic and foreign policy issues by saying: "We feel compelled to go out and clear the air and put alternative facts out there".

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Solar eclipse bill amended, endorsed by House committee

The House version, called the " Back the Badge Act ", would specify extra penalties for any crime of violence against law enforcement personnel, firefighters, paramedics or a utility worker "acting in their official capacity". Sen. Charles W. Carrico Sr., R-Grayson, carried identical legislation in the Senate previous year and has reintroduced it for 2017. She said her two teenage sons had been stopped unreasonably by police, just because they were young, black and driving nice vehicles.

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Republicans lay out plans for Obamacare repeal

Trump took steps earlier this week to withdraw the US from TPP, saying the agreement puts American workers at a disadvantage. Thousands of anti-Trump protesters took to the streets in Philadelphia, a Democratic bastion that is one of the cities that could be stripped of federal funds for protecting illegal immigrants under a Trump directive.

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Trump Expected to Sign Directive Halting Refugee Flows to US

Trump expressed surprise during his White House run that Muslim refugees find an easier route to acceptance in the US than Christians. " We will never forget the lessons of 9/11, nor the heroes who lost their lives at the Pentagon", the president said Friday.

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Iowa FedEx driver steps in to stop protesters from burning U.S. flag

Though he declined to comment, he told the Press-Citizen that his actions had nothing to do with his employer. The protesters had gathered at the pedestrian mall in Iowa City, Iowa. "Whether it's the pipeline or criminalizing protesting on freeways or roadways that are 55 miles per hour, we're not going to stand around and let it happen", said Kellie Ebensberger , 21, of Iowa City.

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White Woman Who Accused Emmett Till of Flirting Finally Admits She Lied

An attractive mother of two young boys, she had spent approximately one minute alone with Till before, in view of others, the alleged whistling had occurred. At the time, MS had very few white on black crime convictions, and led the nation in lynchings. But Carolyn's story helped smear Till's character and memory.

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CMPD report: Suspect killed by undercover officer shot at officer

The detective followed the driver, later identified as Diaz, and called in the incident to CMPD . 'It appears it was like a road-rage incident that cost someone his life, ' Estes told the Charlotte Observer . The detective will be placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure, while the investigation is underway. A small group of people gathered at the scene shortly after the shooting to protest.

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Mattis Orders Review Of F-35 Program In Bid To Save Costs

Mattis issued the reviews in order to "inform programmatic and budgetary decisions, recognizing the critical importance of each of these acquisition programs", Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said in a statement Friday. In December, Trump tweeted that F-35 costs are "out of control", and earlier this month boasted of "the massive cost reductions I have negotiated on military purchases", without identifying which purchases he was referring to.

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US Defense Chief Assures French, German Counterparts Of NATO Commitment

Yet he said he would leave the decision on whether or not to use it, up to his defence secretary. It also calls for an assessment on whether an advanced Super Hornet, made by Boeing, can provide a "competitive, cost-effective fighter aircraft alternative" to the F-35C, the Navy's carrier launched variant.

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Secret Service agent: I wouldn't take a bullet for Donald Trump

According to the Washington Examiner , the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General, which investigates agency complaints of misbehavior, has received a complaint about O'Grady's Facebook posts. O'Grady said that in one post she was reacting to Trump's comments on women in the 2005 "Access Hollywood" video. In an interview with the Examiner , O'Grady said she removed the post after two to three days of deep reflection.

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Union membership dropped in MI in 2016

The number of Americans in a union hit an all-time low a year ago. New federal data show union membership in Wisconsin has declined almost 40 percent since legislation was passed that gutted collective bargaining for public workers. Twenty-seven states have right-to-work laws on the books, after Kentucky passed a version earlier this year. And in some Southern states, the number of workers in a union dropped below 5 percent.

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Trump announces he intends to begin renegotiating Nafta with Mexico and Canada

Because the agreement also made it easier for companies to move jobs out of the USA and into Mexico, the deal has also been labeled a "disaster" by President Trump. But trade isn't a one-way street, and though Canada relies more heavily on foreign trade than the US does, many parts of the USA rely on Canada as well.

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Teens accused of plotting mass shooting at Sumter County school

Both students are charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Students at The Villages Charter Middle School are being heralded as heroes for speaking up and potentially stopping a school shooting. While talking to the boy, investigators said they learned of the 14-year-old's involvement in the plan and quickly located him on campus, the sheriff's office said.

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Cavaliers plan on reducing LeBron James' workload

Last season, when Cleveland won the championship, Gilbert paid $107 million in salaries and $54 million in luxury tax. Currently, the Cavs are committed to $127.6 million and $27 million in luxury taxes for this season. "What if I went down for three weeks?" Pluto says the Cavs are playing poor defense. The Wizards began this season 1-5, then 3-9, but they are 25-20 heading into their game Friday night at the Atlanta Hawks.

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Utes come up short against 10th-ranked OR, 73-67

Dillon Brooks returned after missing one game with a sprained foot to score a team-high 19 points as OR (19-2, 8-0 Pac-12) won its eighth meeting with Utah (14-6, 5-3). The spurt gave OR the first of two 13-point leads it held with just over eight minutes left to play. Tyler Dorsey got Oregon's last field goal with 3:23 to play as OR went ahead 70-63, but Kyle Kuzma hit a three-pointer to get Utah within 70-66 with 1:43 to play.

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Texas Woman Flies Through Tornado in Bathtub, Lands Unharmed

As it turns out, heading to the bathtub is definitely a wise move to make if there's a tornado nearby. "A woman took shelter in a bathtub and the tornado lifted the tub out of the home and deposited it in the woods with the woman still in the tub but the woman was not injured", the National Weather ServiceForecast Office in Shreveport, La., wrote in a storm summary.

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Madigan seeks to stop workers' pay until budget passed

Thirteen unions originally sued the state in St. Clair County Circuit Court to ensure its members were paid. For more than a year and a half, the state has operated under a temporary order which has "removed any imperative for the executive and legislative branches to fulfill their basic constitutional obligations and resolve their budget impasse", Madigan wrote in the motion to dissolve.

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WaPo concedes: mood of annual March for Life is "optimistic"

Kristan Hawkins , president of Students for Life, told CNS she reached out to the march organizers about applying to be a march sponsor and they never responded, as Hendrickson indicated. They provided massive, and fawning coverage of the pro-abortion "Women's March" just four days ago. Organizers of the huge march, which drew an estimated 500,000 participants to Washington , said the goal of the event was "to promote women's equality and defend other marginalized groups".

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Bush continues to get better, could be out of hospital soon

Former President George H.W. Bush is regaining strength following a bout with pneumonia, and could be out of the hospital this weekend, according to the Associated Press . Mynderse said the former president had been sitting up and watching television, describing him as "not your average 92-year-old". He was moved to the intensive care unit January 18 and had a breathing tube inserted.

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President Donald Trump triggers fight with Mexico over tax

No further details were available. News of the tax proposal widens a rift with Mexico which earlier on Thursday scrapped a planned summit between President Enrique Pena Nieto and Trump over the Republican's demands that Mexico pay for the border wall to stem illegal immigration.

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County sees slight drop in graduation rate as state sees improvement

All told, 584 fewer students dropped out in 2015-16 than in the previous school year. Hermiston's graduation rate increased slightly in 2016, but not as much as in neighboring districts and it remains below the state average. That is the highest percentage for the county since the state began tracking the data in 2010. In the Portland metro area, West Linn-Wilsonville had the best graduation rates, with 93 percent of students graduating on time.

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Schumer to Trump: Commit $1 billion to fixing infrastructure as promised

Democrats will discuss and negotiate with President Trump about how to pay for the infrastructure plan, Schumer said. "Senate Democrats are walking the walk on repairing and rebuilding our nation's crumbling infrastructure", Schumer said.

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2 arrested for allegedly selling drugs out of NH Burger King

Dearborn was working at the Burger King Thursday and told NBC Boston she didn't want to talk about the charges. Garrett "Nasty Boy" Norris (yep, Nasty Boy), 20, and Meagan Dearborn, 19, were allegedly selling marijuana to customers who requested their fries to be made "extra crispy".

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UNC Basketball: Hokies vs. Tar Heels game preview

The Tar Heels shot 30 three-pointers in total, knocking down 14. "We just wanted to come out with the right mindset, which is rebounding", Meeks said. Still, Virginia Tech is at.500 in the league to sit near the middle of the ACC with February looming. The Tar Heels, who are now riding an impressive six-game win streak behind juniors Joel Berry and Justin Jackson , their top scorers of the season, will not be an easy win for the Hokies, who are looking to win their third straight game.


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