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Trump devotes prayer breakfast to phone calls - and The Apprentice

During the prayer breakfast, the president also praised Senate Chaplain Barry Black, who spoke earlier during the breakfast. Trump was introduced by Apprentice producer Mark Burnett , who supposedly has potentially damaging tapes of our now-president from the show , which he claims he is unable to release.

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4-Star OLB Willie Gay Commits To Mississippi State

The 27-point margin of victory was the largest in the series between Ole Miss and Mississippi State since 1951. Gay's recruitment has been a whirlwind of sorts as he's leaned towards all of his finalists at some point. 73-ranked player overall. Gay took an official visit to Mississippi State on January 13 and then to LSU on January 20, but ultimately, no one was able to get him to leave Starkville.

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Trump to Maintain Obama's LGBTQ Order

Rumored actions include rolling back president Obama's protections for LGBTQ federal employers and contractors, allowing federally funded adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ parents, and allowing federal employees to refuse to serve people based on their anti-same-sex-marriage beliefs.

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Hungry for love: Wannabe serial killer tries to eat first date's heart

He told police he struggled to fight her off, ran from the room and summoned help. A 24-year-old Edmonds woman allegedly told police she planned to kill a man she met online, eat his heart and leave a note on his body so police would know she meant to kill again, according to court documents in the freaky case.

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BREAKING (UPDATED): Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks about travel bans and security

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters in his country on Thursday that Australia's relationship with the us remained "very strong" and that the refugee deal, signed with the Obama administration, remained intact. "Do you believe it?" "As far as the call is concerned I'm very disappointed that there has been a leak of purported details of the call in Washington", he told Sydney radio station 2GB.

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Mayor of tiny Collin County town talks publicly about being transgender

Herbst, a native of Greenville, said she moved to New Hope in 1999 and lives with her wife and their two daughters on her wife's family farm. She invited the residents of New Hope to visit her blog , JessHerbst.Com , if they had comments or questions.

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Backlash Continues as Four States Sue to Stop Trump's "Unlawful" #MuslimBan

Trump signed an executive order on Friday that suspends all immigration for citizens of seven countries - Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen, Syria, Libya and Somalia - for 90 days. Typically, in the aftermath of a major foreign policy shift, a State Department spokesperson would appear on camera within days to take questions from reporters and defend or explain the USA positions on different issues.

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US Senate postpones votes on Treasury Secretary, Health Secretary nominees

The Democrats said they are boycotting the vote on those Trump nominees because they want more information. McMahon's hearing was postponed until "further notice", according to a Monday night press release . McConnell would be abandoning longstanding Senate rules to ram through the Republican president's agenda - a tactic he chided Democrats for when Barack Obama lead the Oval Office.

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1.33 billion: That's a lot of Super Bowl wings

That being said, those who have a cable subscription and are planning on watching the game may just decide to turn on the TV and watch the game that way, which will probably be the preferred method for anyone who is planning a Super Bowl party and is having other people over to watch the game with them.

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DHS Sec. Kelly Wants Border Wall Done in Two Years

The Rio Grande Valley, known as the "RGV sector", is among the busiest. Those personnel, he explained, are all part of the broader plan for securing the border. "We're looking at the money aspect", he acknowledged. The White House can divert existing funds toward the project, but the Republican-controlled Congress would need to allocate funds if the wall is to be anywhere near completed.

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Ground Hog Day & Real Long Term Weather Prediction

The festivities have their origin in a German legend that says if a furry rodent casts a shadow on February 2, winter continues. Those aren't very good odds for us getting an early spring, huh!? Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil is the most well-known, but more than a dozen states celebrate with their own groundhogs, such as Georgia's Gen.

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Trump urges 'nuclear' rule change for judge pick

Judge Gorsuch, a conservative, will replace the late Justice Scalia, also a conservative. The confirmation battle over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is off and running, and opponents already know he's superbly qualified with a fine judicial temperament.

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Here's Where Donald Trump's Supreme Court Picks Stand on Abortion

Republican lawmakers welcomed the Gorsuch nomination, but Democrats, who believe the nomination was "stolen" from them because the vacancy occurred during the Obama presidency have vowed to put up a fight. He said it's clear the judge has strong credentials and is viewed positively by former colleagues, based on media reports . While Gorsuch doesn't have a ton of opinions to sift through - the hallmark of a good Supreme Court nominee ever since the Robert Bork hearings went infamously off ...

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Super Bowl 2017: Picks, predictions for New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons

Dimitroff suggesting that Belichick would answer those questions further underscores that he really has been gone from New England for a long time. Although there are many of us that are dreading this Super Bowl, I am genuinely excited for the prospect of Matt Ryan and the Falcons getting globally embarrassed much like Cam Newton and the Panthers were a year ago at this time in Super Bowl 50.

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Trump Executive Order on Regulation Defies Einstein's Formula

So far, Trump has issued seven executive orders . Last year, Apple fought a federal court order requiring it to provide the FBI with a "back door" into the iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of two perpetrators of a terrorist attack in late 2015 in San Bernardino, Calif., that left 14 civilians dead.

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Sunshine, warmer temps through middle of the week

However, temperatures today will feel much more like spring. The weekend is looking nicer and nicer with dry, mainly sunny skies and highs in the 50's and 60's. A light shower can not be ruled out but most if not all folks should stay dry. Overall, there is not a real big chance of rain in the next 7-10 days.

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Protesters at California University Stop Speech by Controversial Alt-right Speaker

The decision was made about two hours before the event, to a crowd of more than 1,500 protesters gathered outside the venue. Police are bracing for a major protest tonight as conservative firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos plans to speak at UC Berkeley.

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Ndamukong Suh on the Sky Sports panel for Super Bowl LI

The defensive tackle started his career in 2010 with the Detroit Lions, winning Defensive Rookie of the Year, before securing a six-year, $114m contract with the Miami Dolphins in 2015. After downloading the FOX Sports VR app and signing in with the television provider information, fans will be able to experience the top highlights either with Samsung Gear VR/cardboard headset or without a headset via a 360-degree smartphone view.

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People gather in Phoenix to mark World Hijab Day

And the shows of support from non-Muslims at Romare Bearden Park came in the wake of protests against Trump's executive order banning US entry for Syrian refugees and restrictions on refugees from six other Muslim-majority countries. 'Instead they judge her for what is in her mind, her character, and her goals and ambitions'. Gabrielle says, "I was prepared for not so good reactions, but every reaction has been really positive and curious and really interested in what we are doing".

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Nestle Expected to Move Headquarters to Virginia, Sources Say

According to a spokesperson for the company, the move is expected to bring 300 as many as 300 jobs to the St. Louis area. The move will start later this year and be completed by the end of 2018. "Frankly, this brings us closer to the heartbeat of our industry", Paul Grimwood, chairman and chief executive of Nestlé United States of America - a division of the Switzerland-based global giant Nestlé SA - told the Washington Post .

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Muslim ban: Amazon, Microsoft challenge US President Trump in court

Meanwhile, Github was organizing a meeting of tech companies Tuesday to discuss how the industry can lend its legal support to a lawsuit against the bans, although it's unclear which lawsuit that would be. Robert Dzielak, Expedia's general counsel, asserts that the order hurts the company's ability to hire employees around the world. Amazon's Jeff Bezos said his firm had "prepared a declaration of support".

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Rules Don't Apply to GOP as Finance Committee Approves Nominees Without Dems

The Utah Republican said the panel's Democratic seats "are all now occupied by the Senate minority leader, and all of them appear ready to leap off whatever cliff he designates, even if it means breaching the good faith that has always been the hallmark of this committee".

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National Zoo Calls Off Search for Ollie the Bobcat

There is no rush to reopen the bobcat exhibit that closed when Ollie went missing Monday, Smith said. Authorities continue to search for a missing bobcat Wednesday after workers at the Smithsonian Zoo found she was not in her enclosure Monday morning.

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AARP Foundation to provide free tax preparation through April 18

The program is offered at more than 30 sites in Hawaii, including senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations. Muir is one of 12 Internal Revenue Service-certified volunteers who will help local residents prepare and submit income tax returns, Muir said in a phone interview Thursday.

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A Jew Wrote The Holocaust Remembrance Day Statement that Omitted Jews

Sen. Tim Kaine said on Sunday that it was no coincidence that on the day President Trump signed an executive order on immigration, thereby imposing a "religious test" on Muslims, his administration also failed to reference Jews in a Holocaust remembrance statement.

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Trayvon Martin's parents considering political runs

Martin and Fulton say they are particularly distressed by the difference in attitude between Trump and former President Obama, who famously said " Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago" when Zimmerman was acquitted . It would take almost six weeks before Zimmerman would be arrested and charged with second-degree murder. "You have those that are for uniting the country and you have those that want to be apart".

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Wife of Orlando Nightclub Terrorist Requests Release Pending Trial

Salman has been held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin since her arrest by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at her mother's home in Rodeo on January 16, and she has pleaded not guilty to charges that she knowingly aided and abetted husband Omar Mateen in his "attempted provision and provision of "material support or resources" for a terrorist organization" when he murdered 49 people and injured 53 others at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando last June.

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Winter storm watch issued for Thursday and Friday

There is a slight chance of snow in the morning and afternoon, Hahn said. Sheridan, Wyoming has also been getting a lot of snow, with about 4 to 5 inches at mid afternoon. You go up to Oil City though, and the high today will be in the mid-30s. Most of the state will see snow accumulation of less than an inch. In the Poconos, perhaps an additional inch of snow could fall.

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Joe and Jill Biden to launch charitable Biden Foundation

Biden's work to "increase access to high quality affordable education in the United States, especially through community college, and around the world". Ted Kaufman, and former Biden employees, Mark Gitenstein, Jeff Peck, and Mark Angelson, according to the Washington Post . "From the time we were kids in Scranton through his vice presidency to today, Joe has been listening to, talking with and fighting for people", said Biden Owens in a statement.

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Collins, Murkowski to oppose DeVos for Education Secretary

It's ... complicated . Collins not only defended the most controversial of the Cabinet nominees, Jeff Sessions, she introduced him at his Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in glowing terms. Republican Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Sen. "As a passionate advocate for children and learning, Betsy DeVos has devoted herself to improving education in her home state of MI and across the country", Graham wrote.

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White House tells United States diplomats to quit if they oppose Trump

From President Donald Trump's executive order "temporarily" banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the country to confusion about just what another order about the White House National Security Council actually said, administration officials were aggressively deflecting blame.

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PD: Teen Fires Shot Inside School Administration Building in Boston

Evans said. She said during a physical altercation in a common area on an upper floor, one of the men produced a gun that went off during the struggle. Police have also recovered a gun. During the struggle, gunshots rang out, Evans said. He said he expects the School Department will be beefing up security in the future.

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Massive crowds gather at White House to protest Trump's immigration plan

The order also gives Christian refugees priority in the resettlement process. Asked about lawsuits filed against the order, the official declined specific comment, but said foreigners do not have a right to enter into the United States, and dismissed as "ludicrous" the notion that the move amounted to a " Muslim ban ".

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Wounded Omaha police officer released from hospital

The Omaha World-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2kHFX9d ) both the female officer and the man she shot were hospitalized in critical condition after the incident in midtown Omaha around 1p.m. He kept his hands in the pocket of his sweatshirt, disregarding officers' instructions that he remove them, the department said. Moments later the officers had a handcuff on one of Evan's wrists but were unable to get the other wrist cuffed before Evans fired.

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Who Will Donald Trump Pick For The Supreme Court?

The New York Times, citing unnamed sources , said the Gorsuch pick could also ease concerns Kennedy had about retiring and being replaced by a more ideologically extreme judge. Trump though maintained a sunny outlook in his remarks introducing the nominee and his wife at a White House event, pointing out that when Gorsuch was proposed to the 10th Circuit court of appeals, the Senate confirmed him unanimously.


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