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Chaffetz probes Trump administration handling of information, security at Mar-a-Lago

Who is responsible for the disrespect: Trump or the pastor? "Accounts and photographs from other diners seem to indicate these communications occurred in the presence of other guests", Chaffetz noted. DeAgazio later wrote: "The Prime Minister Abe of Japan huddles with his staff and the President is on the phone with Washington DC. the two world leaders then conferred and then went into another room for hastily arranged press conference".

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Nuggets get Mason Plumlee in trade with Blazers

In exchange for Plumlee, the Nuggets will send out third year center Jusuf Nurkic and Memphis' 2017 first round draft pick to Portland. The one acquired in the trade with Denver, which originally belonged to the Memphis Grizzlies, is top-five protected.

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How Lake Oroville is just the beginning California's flood fears

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers checking on abandoned properties following the evacuation of almost 200,000 people this week were surprised to find animals, including kangaroos, mini deer and zebras. Croyle said the goal is to keep the reservoir below capacity so the auxiliary spillway won't have to be used. But forecast change change and with three separate storm front predicted to roll through the region by Tuesday, conditions could change.

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Childhood Friend Accused of Murdering Missing New Jersey Woman Due in Court

They said he gave the description to Taylor, Stern's junior year prom date, who secretly videotaped their meeting. McAtasney was accused of strangling Stern to death in her home, robbing her of "large quantities of cash" she had withdrawn from her bank account, moving the body with the help of his friend Preston Taylor and throwing the victim off of the Belmar bridge, leaving her vehicle abandoned to lead authorities to the preliminary conclusion that Stern had jumped.

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South Carolina woman chained in container: Captor bragged about killing

CBS News does not normally identify sexual assault victims, but Brown is speaking publicly about the ordeal. "He told me that while he was in prison, the government used him to kill people, which is just a insane story, but that's what he said ".

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Disneyland announces May 27 opening for Guardians of the Galaxy ride

The building is now undergoing construction to re-theme it to match the colorful outer-space look and feel of the " Guardians of the Galaxy " feature film. During those months, guests can be trained by the Avengers, witness Black Widow save the park and find special super hero-themed merchandise throughout the park.

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Rumor the German Shepherd Celebrates Westminster Win with Steak Platter at Sardi's

Bradley (pictured on the left) presented the blue ribbon to Rumor, a five year old German shepherd. Sometimes unrecognizable. When you recognize it, it hits you home, and that's what it really is. "There will be some puppies in the future". The stunning five-year-old victor of the working group - who is named after Adele's hit song, "Rumor Has It" - had been favored to win last year, but was beaten out by C.J.

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Trump beats Warren, loses to unnamed Democrat in 2020 match-up

Forty-two percent said they would vote for Trump compared to 36 percent who chose Warren. While the numbers have Trump beating Warren, it shows he would lose to a generic Democratic candidate. Thirty-three percent find him unfavorable and 47 percent have never heard of him. "The slate of bad news for the administration is catching up to him, although it's important to note that his approval rating remains sky-high among people who voted for him in November".

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Trump Wednesday Twitter: Russia connection crisis is 'non-sense'

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing that Russian diplomats acted within normal practice for diplomats of all countries. On Jan. "This. Is. Not. Normal", said Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, a vocal Trump critic. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn listens to remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast where President Donald Trump spoke February 2, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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The Oroville Dam Crisis Highlights US's Infrastructure Failures

But the impending storm is expected to be less severe than previous ones. Oroville Lake levels had decreased by Sunday night as they let water flow from its heavily damaged main spillway . This gives FEMA the authority to "identify, mobilize, and provide, at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the effects of the emergency", the White House said.

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USA hate groups energized by Trump: monitor

According to the SPLC, the number of American hate groups has been climbing steadily for most of the past 30 years, but the new arrivals to the SPLC's list in 2016 were predominantly characterized as white nationalist and anti-Muslim groups.

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Russia Deploys New Missiles, Testing Trump

It also did not clarify when the cruise missiles were actually deployed. That deployment was first reported by The New York Times . The Russian Defense Ministry said no such incidents had occurred. administration why Crimea is Russia". Flynn had denied for weeks that he discussed USA sanctions with the Russians before the presidential inauguration-potentially violating a rarely-invoked law.

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Officer Uses Car to Push Flaming Truck Out of Drive-Thru

A quick-thinking cop who came upon a truck engulfed in flames outside a busy restaurant in the USA rammed the vehicle clear before the fire could spread to the building. Some flaming debris can be seen on the ground but further examination revealed that the restaurant had escaped unscathed. Officer Chris Womack was able to successfully move the vehicle away from the structure utilizing his patrol vehicle and no injuries were reported.

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Health insurer Humana to leave Obamacare marketplaces in 2018

Chief Executive Officer Mark Bertolini said Wednesday the Affordable Care Act is fatally flawed and that he believes more insurers will follow Humana Inc . Humana, based in Louisville, Ky., is a relatively small player in the Obamacare marketplaces, which are expected to serve about 11 million people this year.

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Governor Rauner to deliver third budget address

Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education and alleges the city's "predominantly African American and Hispanic children still suffer from stark educational inequalities" because the state operates a different system for funding public education in the city, where 90 percent of students are not white.

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'Row the Boat' trademark now belongs to PJ Fleck, report says

Western Michigan University and Gophers head coach PJ Fleck have finalized an agreement to make the "Row the Boat" mantra the intellectual property of Coach fleck, WMU confirmed Wednesday. "The trademark... will be transferred to Harlan's company, Harlan Sports, sources said. Then when it does turn out, good or bad, we're just going to keep rowing, keep rowing and keep rowing, '" Fleck said in 2013.

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Oroville dam: authorities lift evacuation order for almost 200000

Residents below the dam were abruptly ordered from their homes on Sunday when an emergency spillway that acts as an automatic overflow channel appeared on the brink of collapse from severe erosion during what is on track to be Northern California's wettest winter on record after years of drought.

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Trump comments about Bergdahl 'disturbing — Military judge

The judge did not rule on the defense's request Monday, but a written decision is expected at a later date. Bergdahl is scheduled for trial in April and could face a life sentence if convicted of misbehavior before the enemy. According to the defense, there are more than 40 instances of Trump making comments condemning Bergdahl during public appearances, including the threats to "review" any ruling he didn't like.

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Trump government detained 680 immigrants in raids last week

Department of Homeland Security John F Kelly has remained largely silent on last week's spate of immigration raids in the US, but the newly confirmed member of President Donald Trump's cabinet looked to set the record straight Monday afternoon.

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US Senate will consider blocking rule on guns and mentally ill

The new rules aimed to bolster the federal background check system, requiring the Social Security Administration to include the names of those who received disability benefits and had a third party managing those funds in the database. Sen. Chris Murphy , D-Conn., said he didn't know how he could explain to his constituents that Congress was making it easier rather than harder for people with serious mental illness to have a gun.

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Pittsburgh chefs nominated for James Beard Foundation Awards

Miller was up for an award in the overall " Outstanding Chef " category a year ago, but didn't make it into the final five. McHugh opened Cured in 2013 with serious charcuterie boards and playful takes on South Texas flavors using hyper local ingredients.

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Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys among artists speaking out against Texas bathroom bill

Almost 140 artists have come together to speak out against a Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people. Stars like Jimmy Kimmel, Jennifer Lawrence and Lady Gaga asked leaders in the Texas government to strike down the bill, claiming the legislation would harm transgender children, reports My Statesman.

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Three from QC headed to California spillway failure

A damaged spillway with eroded hillside is seen in an aerial photo taken over the Oroville Dam in California on February 11. A stream of trucks delivered rocks that were being taken to the dam . Others fear the real test is still to come in the weeks ahead when a record amount of snowfall melts in nearby mountains. Residents have been advised to stay ready for another evacuation, but although more rain is expected to fall over the next five days, engineers say the danger has passed.

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More Than 55000 US Bridges Are Structurally Deficient

The top 15 most traveled structurally deficient bridges in the state were all separate portions of I-95 in Philadelphia, all of which were built before 1972. "It is outdated, overused, underfunded and in desperate need of modernization", Black said. Once again, Pennsylvania is among the nation's leaders in structurally deficient bridges, according to an annual report .

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MSU gymnastics coach linked to abuse complaints retires

After being suspended earlier this week, Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages has resigned from her position as the program finds itself in the middle of a sexual assault scandal. In the statement, Klages' attorney said the coach is "extremely distressed by the accusations" and is fully cooperating in all investigations. But these allegations have made it impossible to do her job, Klages' statement says, describing them as a "distraction to her professional responsibilities and ...

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Texas storm system brings heavy rain, tornado warnings

The tornadoes affected several people, majorly injuring seven apart from causing structural damages. More than 215,000 people were forced to shelter at the Houston Independent School until the storm passed through. Another tornado was reported near the Houston Ship Channel and Cloverleaf, but that was not confirmed by the National Weather Service. The severe weather threat has ended for Houston, but other parts of the Gulf Coast and Southeast could see more stormy weather through Wednesday.

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Michael Flynn Is In Big Trouble

A senior Trump administration official said that the White House was aware of the matter, adding that " we've been working on this for weeks ". Over the weekend, the president received a controversial intelligence briefing on a public Mar-a-Lago terrace - and now, the House Oversight Committee wants to know whether the unusual setting resulted in a security breach.

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California to get federal aid for Lake Oroville situation, January storms

Water released from the Oroville Dam has pushed the river towards but not over flood levels. This came after a significant amount of water had been drained from the dam. "Without power lines to carry electricity into or away from the power plant and its outlets, the plant outlets would be unable to discharge at a capacity of 14,000 cfs", a February 10 press release from the DWR stated.

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White House may draft new immigration order

The president continued his intemperate assault this week on the courts even as his lawyers appealed the order's suspension before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, bemoaning that the courts have become "so political". Days after Trump signed the executive order, " Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States , " Judge Robart granted a temporary restraining order.

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Trump Team Had "Repeated Contacts" With Russian Intelligence During the Presidential Campaign

But none of the reports said USA enforcement or intelligence agencies found any evidence of Trump aides cooperating with Russians on the hacking. Members of Trump's campaign often communicated with Russian intelligence officials, according to a report .

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White House 'considering all options' over immigration ban

The decision by U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema cited a press release issued by then-candidate Trump on December 7, 2015, entitled "Donald J. Trump's Statement on Preventing Muslim Immigration". Trump's travel ban and his executive order to push forward the Dakota Access Pipeline after enormous protest is more than worthy of resistance, but so long as Trump remains president, fear and distrust should not stand in the way of progress.

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Sunny Wednesday in central Oklahoma, high near 55 degrees

Saturday , the high will be near 66 with sunny skies, the weather service said. "After a nice afternoon across northern MI - there is another cold shot on the horizon which will bring more snow and wind to the region late Tuesday afternoon and especially Tuesday night ", reads the NWS report.

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Admiral in line to replace Flynn as US national security adviser

A new report alleges members of Donald Trump's team was in contact with Russian intelligence officials during the year leading up to the presidential election. Spicer added that Trump instinctively believed Flynn had not broken any laws because speaking with foreign leaders was among his job responsibilities.

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What's next after the Affordable Care Act

And as it turns out, Garcia is one of perhaps thousands of new entrepreneurs who say the ACA gave them the necessary security around health insurance to leave full-time jobs with benefits and go out on their own. In 2014, he proclaimed that Obamacare's "damage can not now be undone by delaying it or tinkering with it - it must be repealed and replaced with the patient-centered plan proposed by House Republicans".

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Disney Parts Ways With Pewdiepie After Anti-Semitic Stunt

YouTube has removed the " Google Preferred" mark from the personality's channel, a sign of "brand-safe" content. The videos are no longer allowed to be monetised because they are in violation of YouTube's "advertiser-friendly content guidelines", which are stricter than the normal guidelines and require that people can not feature "controversial or sensitive subjects and events, including subjects related to war, political conflicts, natural disasters and tragedies, even if graphic imagery ...


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