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National Wear Red Day recognizes women's heart disease

In its 15th year, according to the American Heart Association , Wear Red Day falls on the first Friday of each February. The male anchors of Fox joined in on the awareness campaign by sporting red ties. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. Heart disease is a disorder of the blood vessels of the heart that can lead to heart attack.

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United States courts hear challenges to Trump travel ban

Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. Schneiderman, a Democrat, said in a statement that the order was "unconstitutional and fundamentally un-American". The cases filed across the country were brought by civil liberties groups and immigration lawyers on behalf of immigrants with permanent legal status or lawful visas who were prevented from entering the country and, in some cases, detained at airports.

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Iowa reports 11 influenza-related deaths last week, 25 total for season

Dead are two men from Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties, and a woman from Grant County, the New Mexico Department of Health reported. "The flu vaccination takes a few days to reach its maximum protection level", she said in a statement, "so waiting too much longer will mean diminished protection during the peak of the season".

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Trump postpones cyber executive order

Interestingly, only about 4% of all executive orders in USA history have been modified by Congress, according to a 2006 study cited by the Congressional Research Service. Implementing the new policy may be hard alongside the Trump administration's push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, said Tom Bulleit, head of the healthcare practice in the Washington DC office of law firm Ropes & Gray.

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Tillerson takes helm at State, notes divisive election

Trump has repeatedly said the move is aimed at protecting the nation against extremists looking to attack Americans and American interests. Tillerson, 64, acknowledged that he would become the nation's chief diplomat at a "pivotal time" and listed a number of "considerable threats" that the US faces, including Russian Federation.

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Radicalized American Muslim Accused of Murdering Denver Officer

A leader at a Denver mosque emailed the Department of Homeland Security to say a man identifying himself only as a Muslim convert named Joshua, from Pampa, Texas, made worrisome statements during a December 24 lunch and at an earlier event.

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How Many People Are Affected by Trump's Travel Ban?

Several CEO's from Silicon Valley have spoken against Donald Trump's executive order that halts USA entry for refugees. In Istanbul, Turkey, Trump entered into a licensing deal allowing his name to be used on two luxury buildings, earning him $5 million in 2015, according to Time.

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Catholic School Week is Everyday at Norfolk Catholic

Elizabeth Ann Seton School will observe the annual celebration with various activities. - Beginning with a family Mass on Sunday, Jan. 29, and concluding on Friday, Feb. the same day will conclude the week's festivities. "Our students continue to learn that a small act of kindness can make a huge difference in the lives of others", L'Abbé said.

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Super Bowl Tips from the USDA

Pizza Hut sold almost $12 million in food across digital platforms alone during Super Bowl Sunday past year, setting a single-day digital sales record - up from around $10 million from 2015's Super Bowl. Think of your party fare as two different teams - uncooked versus ready-to-eat foods. Prep Carefully The juices from raw meat may contain harmful bacteria that will cross-contaminate ready-to-eat food that would otherwise be fine.

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United States gun laws: House votes to loosen background checks rules

Yet, when it comes to accessing firearms, which are directly responsible for roughly one in 10 American deaths , the House of Representatives initiated a rollback of mental-illness screenings for Social Security recipients mandated by Obama as a prerequisite to gun ownership.

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Texas Governor Deprives Sanctuary County Of $1.5 Million Grant

Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez, who campaigned previous year under promise that she would not hold undocumented immigrants exclusively for federal officials in most cases, released 37 illegal aliens on bond instead of detaining them for Immigration and Customs Enforcement this week, KVUE-TV reported.

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Trump sends top aides to placate Australia after testy call

Late Wednesday night, the president vented his anger on Twitter , saying "Do you believe it?" Australia has been repeatedly criticised by rights groups for its tough policy on refugees and asylum seekers. He is also reported to have said that he had spoken to four world leaders that day and "this is the worst call by far ". Talking about the call on Monday, Bishop said Turnbull and Trump had a great chat, but it appears it might be so.

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Melania Trump Announces First Staff Pick, Her Chief Of Staff

Tham, who got her start working at Ralph Lauren Home in NY before heading her own principal of Kannalikham Designs, confirmed in a statement that she would be working with the former model on reimagining the White House. Reynolds' father was the financial chair for both of former President George W. Bush's presidential campaigns, and Reynolds herself was associate director of the White House Visitors Office under Bush.

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San Francisco sues Trump over his order pulling funds from sanctuary cities

San Francisco, which has an estimated 30,000 undocumented immigrants, receives more than $1 billion from the federal government annually, about 10 percent of its budget. "President Trump does not appear to understand the Constitution and the limits it imposes on executive power", Herrera said during the press conference.

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Trump found a way to make Black History Month about himself

Popular Video A judge looked this inmate straight in the eyes and said something that left the entire courtroom in tears. In fact, all presidents followed suit - until 1996 when President Clinton proclamation first referred to it as National African American History Month instead.

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Denver Transit Officer Killed in Ambush Attack

DHS said in a statement today it "did receive the e-mail in question from a community member in Denver ". The suspected gunman, 37-year-old Joshua Cummings, was arrested a few blocks away and is being held without bond. Police Chief Robert White says officers have been warned to remain vigilant in case Von Lanken was targeted because he was believed to be an officer.

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Over 100000 Visas Revoked After Trump's Travel Ban, Government Lawyer Says

Reuveni is defending the government in a suit filed on behalf of two Yemeni brothers who had a valid visa, but were put on a flight back to Ethiopia, according to the Post story. Erez Reuveni, a senior litigation counsel in the Office of Immigration Litigation at the Justice Department, told the court on Friday that 100,000 people have had their visas revoked since last Friday.

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Bomb threat causes evacuation of Miami-area high school

About 12:37 p.m., the high school received a bomb threat, which resulted in a precautionary hard lockdown and evacuation of the school, Wauconda Police Officer Heather Cognac said. Law enforcement was in the process of searching the building Thursday evening. The student is being held in the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center.

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Gov. Greitens budget working to find money for schools

A person who is diabetic with high cholesterol, has to see a physician each month and has a complex drug regimen now qualifies, Haug said, but would lose assistance under the governor's budget. "We respect the tough decisions that had to be made", he said. "These cuts will make it hard for us to avoid tuition increases that are higher that what would have been previously required".

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President Trump Wants To Kill The Johnson Amendment. But What Is It?

However, Kottas said he would never endorse a candidate from the pulpit. By complaining about the supposed limitations on their freedom of speech, these leaders of the religious right fail to acknowledge that tax exemption is a form of public subsidy.

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Comcast employees walk out to protest Trump's immigration order

A company spokesperson said all employees could take the time to express their views either way. "We understand that some of our employees are concerned and we respect their desire to express their opinions", spokesman John Demming said.

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Man Sets Off Explosive Device at LA-Area Cheesecake Factory, No Injuries

The frightening incident happened just after 6 p.m. Thursday at the Cheesecake Factory's Old Town location at 2 W. Colorado Blvd . The device detonated - spreading smoke through the restaurant - but caused no serious injuries. The motive for the attack remains unclear, the Pasadena Star-News reports . Police described the man as a Latino or Middle Eastern man, about 6 feet tall, of thin build, with a heavy beard.

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Emily Maitlis Accidentally Accused Of Running Alleged CIA Torture Site

In Washington, she has held numerous senior leadership positions at CIA, including as Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service, Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service for Foreign Intelligence and Covert Action, Chief of Staff for the Director of the National Clandestine Service, and in the Counterterrorist Center.

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2-year-old girl missing in Manchester, NH

Police said later Friday they found her alive and were having her checked out at a hospital. Investigators say she has black hair, tan skin and is wearing pink onesie pajamas. "We have an abundance of officers still searching the area". Police said the investigation remains fluid. Police spent the next several hours searching the home and surrounding area.

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Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. Here's why that doesn't matter

So who's right? The simple truth is no matter what groundhog predicts what, there will be six more weeks of winter anyways. In late January, daffodils were reported in Oklahoma, crocuses in DE and tulips in Boston. So when it comes to making my plans as far as the weather is concerned when it comes to Groundhog Day , I'll pass on this Gopher Ball. According to Vicky Runnoe, Conservation Education Supervisor of the MK Nature Center in Boise, groundhogs are present in the Rocky Mountains of ...

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Multiple Arrests After NYU Protesters Rush Stage, Pepper Spray Conservative Speaker

Police would not say how many people were arrested or what charges they face. Beckman says McInnes tried to continue with the event, but stopped when protesters rushed into the room. McInnes was able to finish his speech, which was interrupted throughout, without having to evacuate the building, and the crowd of protesters eventually dispersed after a warning from the police.

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Isolated snow showers, cloudy skies expected through Thursday

The National Weather Service indicated it was 34 degrees as of 6:54 a.m.at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, and fair skies were reported. Steady snow is is expected to begin Friday afternoon and continue through Saturday morning before turning to rain in the valleys during the day on Saturday below 3,000 feet.

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Florida 93, Missouri 54: Gators maul Tigers behind Chris Chiozza's triple-double

Gators guard Chris Choizza, who came off the bench, amassed the conference's third triple-double of the season with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Coach Mike White's team seized the opportunity during Thursday's 93-54 rout of overmatched Missouri . If we'd have played our best game, we probably would have lost.

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DeVos nomination on thin ice with 2 GOP senators opposed

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin plans to vote against Betsy DeVos for U.S. education secretary, Manchin said in a statement released Wednesday. "Her concentration on charter schools and vouchers raises the question about whether or not she fully appreciates that the Secretary of Education's primary focus must be on helping ...

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Betsy DeVos' nomination clears major Senate hurdle

Also Wednesday, the Republican-led Senate confirmed Rex Tillerson as President Donald Trump's secretary of state. On Wednesday, Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME signaled they do not plan to support DeVos. If one additional Republican defects, DeVos' nomination would be squashed. They and other opponents say DeVos would dismantle public education by funneling government dollars to private, religious and for-profit schools.

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Trump Acts To Roll Back Regulations On Businesses

The Washington Post obtained a draft of Trump's cyber security executive order , which had no mention of Russian Federation, despite the fact that the Central Intelligence Agency concluded that Russian Federation ordered hackers to infiltrate servers associated with the Democratic party in order to sway the election in Trump's favor.

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Thursday forecast: chances of rain, otherwise mostly cloudy skies

West-northwest wind 16 to 18 miles per hour. - Sunny Sunday with a high near 54 and winds coming from the northwest at 5 miles per hour before shifting to come from the southeast in the afternoon. Rain before 4 p.m., then showers likely after. Today's forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of rain. Monday: Mostly sunny with a high near 73.

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Trump action derails global refugee resettlement efforts

But the numbers change from year to year depending on where the political hot spots are and where persecution escalates. Civil rights lawyers gathered in airports across the country to make sure the federal court orders are followed, but many global airlines have not been allowing travelers from the seven countries to board planes headed for the U.S.

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Jim Leonhard Named Wisconsin DC

Wisconsin's new defensive coordinator is a familiar face. In this case, how does the defense play off of and with the offense and the special teams? Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst must feel a successful 10-year National Football League career is all the experience one needs to coordinate a major college defense after promoting Jim Leonhard to the position on Thursday.

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Kellyanne Conway ridiculed for inventing the 'Bowling Green massacre'

Conway could be referring to an incident in 2011 in Bowling Green, where two Iraqi refugees were arrested on terrorism charges for alleged links to Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks against USA troops in Iraq. Beginning in January 2011 and continuing until his arrest in late May 2011, Hammadi participated with Alwan in helping load money and weapons that he believed were destined for terrorists in Iraq.


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