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'Real-Life Boogeyman:' Suspected Serial Child Rapist Charged In Bucks County

Williams Thomas, 58, was charged with child rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated incident assault and other charges, according to the Bucks County District Attorney's Office. On that plywood, a hand written description of an assault of two girls ages 3 and 6-and-a-half or 7. Some of these writings documented Thomas "molesting" children as young as three years old, when Thomas was in his twenties, which would be during the nineteen seventies, as Thomas also wrote that he ...

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Protesters urge Sen. Moran to change DeVos vote

DeVos is a major Republican donor and longtime advocate of school choice who is married to an heir to the Amway marketing fortune. All 48 members of the Democratic caucus and two Republicans - Sens. The vote to confirm Ms. DeVos is expected as soon as Monday, and the Republican senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME now say they'll vote against her, citing hundreds of calls they've received from furious voters.

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Up to 100000 Visas Were Revoked Because of Donald Trump's Muslim Ban

US District Court Judge Leonie M. Brinkema used the hearing to criticise the Trump administration for its handling of the travel ban. Erez Reuveni, of the Office of Immigration Litigation within the Civil Division of the Justice Department, also said no returning legal permanent residents have been denied entry at Dulles International Airport, citing recent guidance from the White House counsel's office that sections of Trump's executive order do not apply to legal permanent residents.

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Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz Proposes Bill to Abolish EPA

The text and summary of the bill have not yet been made public. Monday, dozens of former EPA employees sent a letter to the Senate pleading for the Oklahoman's dismissal from Trump's Cabinet. Enck signed Monday's letter because Trump's choice of Pruitt "is an unprecedented assault on environmental protection", she said , "not just on EPA as an agency, but on our country's ability to enjoy clean air, clean water and a logical agenda on climate change".

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Senator Seward Says His Uber/Lyft Bill Is Better Than The Governor's

Lawmakers had disagreed over insurance requirements. Additionally, it does not subject rides to the 4-percent state sales tax. The two ride-hailing companies are now prohibited from operating outside of the New York City area. The bill will be taken up by the Senate Rules Committee on Monday and is expected to be brought to the floor for a vote later that afternoon. Buffalo is now one of the largest US cities that doesn't have access to Uber and Lyft.

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Kansas City Royals Sign Jason Hammel to Two-Year Deal

Hammel helps fill in the Royals' rotation after the sudden loss of Yordano Ventura , who was killed in a vehicle accident last month. Hammel signs with Royals and the semi-finals set in Caribbean Series. Even with so many pending free agents after the 2017 season, it's clear the Royals aren't totally ready to wave the white flag on this current roster.

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Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska 2/6/17

In the early days, cookie sales were a make-them-yourselves enterprise, with mothers and daughters preparing simple sugar cookies at home, packing them into little wax paper bags, and selling them for 25 to 35 cents a dozen. On their site, Girl Scout says all varieties are available in all regions. The Scouts were able to go on guided tours through the museum's outdoor trail, then head inside for Girl Scout Cookies, and to check out the indoor exhibits.

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Governor will sign Right-to-Work bill in Springfield on Monday

Missouri's new governor will make good on a campaign promise with a visit to Springfield on Monday morning. "The Governor will declare that Missouri is open for business and that this legislation is a key part of his fight for more jobs", said the release.

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Wal-Mart Customer Fatally Shoots Would-Be Thief

Police say that the shooting occurred around 8am on Saturday in the parking lot of the supersore on the 5500 block of Clarcona Ocoee Road in the Pine Hills area of Orlando. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information on the third person involved in a shootout with diaper theft suspects at an Orange County Walmart store.

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Kellyanne Conway referred to "Bowling Green massacre" before her infamous MSNBC interview

She explained via Twitter that she was referring to the two "Bowling Green terrorists" arrested in 2011 for plotting to provide weapons and cash to Al Qaeda terrorist overseas. The Cosmo interview suggests otherwise. The magazine on Monday reported that Conway made similar claims during an interview that did not appear in its initial story.

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Senate Democrats to hold floor over DeVos nomination vote

Pence would be the tie-breaker. Two Republican senators - Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - and all 48 Democrats say they will vote No. She has spent more than two decades advocating for charter schools in her home state of MI, as well as promoting conservative religious values. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said he estimated DeVos as the "most questioned education secretary in the history of the Senate" during the committee vote on her nomination.

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Trump says Obamacare replacement plan could take until next year

O'Reilly asked the president whether he would introduce a health plan this year to replace Obamacare, which Trump has vowed to repeal. "We're going to be submitting, as soon as our secretary is approved, nearly simultaneously, shortly thereafter, a plan", Trump said at a January 11 press conference.

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Student speaks out against DeVos

Critics, including some high-profile charter school advocates, have called on the Senate to not confirm DeVos, citing what they say is her dearth of knowledge about the education department's role. He said he wouldn't. But it's hard to imagine someone as fuzzy as DeVos is on the long-running national conversation over testing strengthening struggling schools.

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Local churches have differing opinions on Trump's suggested Johnson Amendment repeal

The Johnson Amendment , championed by then Texas Sen. "Violating this prohibition may result in denial or revocation of tax-exempt status and the imposition of certain excise taxes", the IRS website says. Eight in 10 Americans said it was inappropriate for pastors to endorse a candidate in church in a poll released last September by Lifeway Research, a religious survey firm based in Nashville.

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The Power Dynamic Of Steve Bannon In The Trump White House

A report in in the New York Times , which paints a picture of chief-of-staff Reince Priebus trying to assert greater control, says he has set in place a set of checks and processes before new policies and Executive Orders are rolled out.

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Boy, 8, accidentally shoots, kills sister, 5, injures brother

Lincoln Court, Sheriff's Office Chief Chris Butler said. Meanwhile, a therapist has been provided to the 8-year-old boy who fired the weapon. The bullet struck the five-year-old girl, killing her, while her four-year-old brother suffered a "non-life-threatening gunshot wound".

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Amber Alert issued in Columbia County

Police believe the driver may be headed towards Laporte, Pa. Police Alexis Weber has been found safe near her home. She is undergoing a medical evaluation. Weber is white with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is described as 3 foot tall, 30 lbs. She wearing a white coat, blue polka-dot shirt, and black trousers.

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Ten memorable Super Bowl halftime shows

She performed a medley of her biggest hits, including " Bad Romance ", " Born This Way ", " Telephone ", and " Just Dance ". See the setlist below and then remember how far Gaga's come with a classic throwback interview from early in her career.

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Atlanta Falcons memes fly high as Super Bowl 2017 approaches

They played nearly the entire first half without that pressure and that was basically our fault. As the first half of this game also proved, they also have enough talent to be back on this stage in the near future. Even extended versions, like the first overtime in Super Bowl history. What they realized rather quickly was that New England was far more beatable than anybody expected.

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Pope Francis to deliver video message at Super Bowl LI

On the day the posters appeared the Pope finalized a months-long battle with the Knights of Malta by appointing a Special Delegate from the Vatican and giving him "all necessary powers" to help renew the traditional Catholic Order. In addition to autographing jerseys and making frequent references to his favorite soccer team, the San Lorenzo team of Argentina, Francis has also demonstrated the weight he places on the value of sports by organizing two editions of a "Match for Peace".

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Falcons or Patriots? Landon Donovan and MLS players predict Super Bowl LI

What was a awful start turned into an unbelievable end for the New England Patriots, as they won Super Bowl LI 34-28 - the first Super Bowl to go to overtime. Even if a short pass or run play didn't work, Atlanta could have punted New England deep into its own territory. "We were playing aggressive to get the first down", Ryan said.

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NRA Commends President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

Republicans control the U.S. Senate by a margin of 52-48, meaning they need support from eight Democrats to reach 60 votes that will stop the filibuster and confirm Gorsuch as the new justice. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor that if Gorsuch can not meet the same standard that Republicans insisted upon for Democratic President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominees - 60 votes in the Senate - "then the problem lies not with the Senate, but with the nominee ".

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Tennessee Vols let game slip away at Mississippi State

The Vols were clicking on all cylinders in the first half, looking like the team that beat Kentucky last week. Tennessee is a flawless 9-0 this season when it scores at least 80 points, and the Vols have hit that mark in four of their last five SEC games.

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Chicago synagogue plastered with swastikas in antisemitic attack

Around 12:20 a.m., officers responded to a call at 16 S. Clark St.in the city's Loop, police said. He then plastered a few swastika stickers on the outside of the building. "The synagogue is very important to the Jewish community", she said. Local and national religious groups have spoken out about the vandalism, including The American Jewish Committee, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, who Tweeted "hate will not prevail." "We have ...

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Growing Outrage As Trump Stands By Travel Ban

Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell appeared on CBS This Morning on Monday and called Trump's executive order "a recruitment boon for ISIS". Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. The effects of the order were felt immediately. Legal U.S. residents were detained at some airports who were in flight to the U.S. when the order was signed.

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Iranian To Arrive At LAX After Being Deported Under Trump Travel Ban

Feuer said he was denied access to the incoming immigration area on January 27 and was told a high-level federal official would provide answers, but he said he was never provided with information. Pres. Trump responded to the judge's motion on Twitter, vowing that the opinion of the "so-called judge" would be overturned. The judge subsequently amended her order, instructing USA officials to facilitate Vayeghan's return to the United States.

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US Judge In Seattle Orders Temporary Halt To Immigration Ban

If Ferguson wins in court, "the Executive Order would be permanently invalidated nationwide", the release states. In an emailed statement, attributed to Carol Rose, the organization's executive director, the ACLU of MA said it was "deeply disappointed" in the decision by U.S.

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Mike Pence on LGBT Rights: Discrimination Has 'No Place' in Trump Administration

A federal appeals court judge on Sunday morning denied the Trump administration's bid to immediately restore the ban, which restricts the entry of nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees, including those from Syria. "The executive order is on a solid constitutional and statutory foundation", he said. Pence continued, "I think the generosity of his spirit, recognizing that in the patriot's heart, there's no room for prejudice, is part of who this president is".

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Senate Confirms Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Confirming Rex Tillerson over the opposition of millions of Americans is a call to action. . But Republicans had the numbers to push Tillerson's nomination through. Trump has repeatedly blasted Democrats for dragging out the confirmation process, and took to Twitter late Monday to accuse them of "delaying my cabinet picks for purely political reasons".

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President Trump's Immigration Order Faces Mounting Legal Questions

President Trump's executive order temporarily prohibiting entry into the United States for migrants from seven mostly Muslim countries and refugees from around the world fueled confusion, angst and a wave of protests across the country Sunday.

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Frederick Douglass Opens Twitter Account and Trolls Trump

The official also added that the president was mindful of the new addition to the Smithsonian, referencing the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. ". We believe, if he had more time to elaborate, the President would have mentioned the following: Frederick Douglas has done an unbelievable job".

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Rules Change: EPA Chief Pruitt Moves Forward Without Democrat Vote

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Senate Budget Committee also approved the nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney for director of the Office of Management and Budget along party lines, sending it to the full Senate for what is expected to be a close vote.

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Maryland mother kills daughter for not brushing her teeth

The youngster was then flown to the Children's National Medical Centre in Washington D.C. where she eventually died of her injuries on Wednesday. Hernandez-Rivas is now in jail in Montgomery County, Maryland . Police revealed: "She stated that at approximately 10:30 a.m. on the previous morning, she had kicked the victim in the abdomen after becoming angry at the victim for not brushing her teeth".

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Mike Pence Gave A White Man a Shoutout For Black History Month

Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who's done an incredible job and is being recognized more and more, I noticed. On top of this very bad erasure of slave history, Vice President Pence is facing major heat for a Black History Month Tweet he made asking people to be grateful for President Lincoln for "freeing the slaves" using the hashtag #PenceBlackHistory .

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Man in Custody in Connection with Death of Karina Vetrano

Police are planning to hold a news briefing Sunday on the developments in what has been a six-month investigation that has had a number of leads that never panned out. Karina Vetrano, 30, was found in running trails in the Gateway National Recreation Center near her home. Vetrano's death sparked a massive public campaign by her family which raised more than $200,000 in reward money through a GoFundMe campaign.


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