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Pilot Survives Plane Crash in New Jersey

The plane hit several parked cars and knocked down power lines for a two-block stretch, officials said. The FAA says the Piper PA-28 crashed at about 10 a.m.in the area of Avenue E and East 41st Street. A police dispatcher confirmed there was a plane crash on Avenue E, but had no additional information. An investigation is underway to determine what caused the crash.

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DHS immigration, border guidance seeks to tighten asylum, unaccompanied minor policies

In the memos, Kelly instructed agency chiefs to start hiring 10,000 additional ICE agents and 5,000 more for the Border Patrol, measures that were included in Trump's executive actions last month. According to sources that spoke to Reuters, the administration intends to grant broad discretion to asylum officers. Missing from the memos was any action regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has provided work permits to more than 750,000 immigrants who entered ...

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SpaceX rocket to roar into orbit to space station

The launch of the Dragon cargo ship is scheduled for 10:01 am (3:01pm GMT) from Cape Canaveral's launchpad 39A, which was built and used for the United States space agency's pioneering missions to the Moon in the 1960s and 1970s. "In the entire history of human spaceflight, there have only been three countries that have ever flown in space, and here we're going to have four separate and distinct programs at the center", said Kennedy Space Center planning director Tom Engler.

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Priebus denies collusion between Trump campaign and Russian officials

Claiming to have spoken "top level" intelligence officials, Priebus told Fox News' Chris Wallace , "They have made it very clear that that story in the New York Times was complete garbage and, quite frankly, they used different words than that".

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Woman rescued from sinkhole caused by Southern California storm

Original Post: (AP) - A Pacific storm parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least two people. A storm that was expected to be the worst in several years will be touching down in the Los Angeles area early Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

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We Fact-Checked All the Lies Donald Trump's Administration Told This Week

At the news conference , Mr Trump said Mr Flynn was "doing his job and I agreed with him". The FBI has interviewed Flynn regarding his phone contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. "But more importantly, the people that gave out the information to the press should be ashamed of themselves". However, Trump did not immediately inform Pence, the officials said.

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President Donald Trump Praises Himself on Twitter for His 'Unhinged' Press Conference

At a wild press conference, Donald Trump blasted the media for fake news and said leakers in the government should be ashamed of themselves. "Critical journalism was considered so sacred by Founding Fathers it was enshrined in the Constitution in 1791", said one tweet .

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Trump chooses Alexander Acosta as his nominee for secretary of labor

During the Republican presidential primaries, Puzder advocated creating a path to legal status for unauthorized workers living in the U.S. He endorsed a more moderate "comprehensive immigration reform", similar to what candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio were proposing at the time.

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Powerball numbers: Did you win Saturday's $361 million jackpot?

AM PM Woodstock Convenience Store, located at 12152 Highway 92, sold the ticket, which matched the first five winning numbers. A lot of people came close, but no single ticket had all of the Powerball numbers on Saturday night. Eastern Wednesdays and Saturdays. Players pick five numbers from one to 69 and a sixth, red Powerball number, one through 26. The lump sum payment before taxes will be almost $244 million.

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Trump's national security adviser pick Robert Harward turns down job offer

Flynn resigned on Monday, following a Washington Post report that revealed he had spoken with the Russian ambassador to the USA about American sanctions prior to Trump's inauguration, despite repeated assurances by administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence , that he hadn't done so.

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Trump Tries To Stop The Bleeding With Campaign Rally In Florida

Even the playlist rung a few bells - with a favourite from the campaign You Can't Always Get What You Want by the Rolling Stones blasting from the speakers. "I want to be in a room filled with hardworking American patriots who love their country, who salute their flag, and who pray for a better future".

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Iroegbu leads WSU to a 86-71 win over Arizona State

ABOUT ARIZONA (24-3, 13-1 Pac-12): Parker Jackson-Cartwright began the season as the starting point guard for the Wildcats, but suffered a high ankle sprain in the seventh game and missed the next six. Clifford led the Cougars in scoring with 19 points, while Ike Iroegbu added 17 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. He finished with seven points on 3-of-9 shooting, and struggled in both matchups against the Arizona this season.

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Trump Has 4 Candidates for National Security Adviser Post

The retired four-star general, who resigned as head of the Central Intelligence Agency in 2012 after it was revealed he was having an affair with his biographer, had been on a short list for the job after Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn was sacked.

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Trump praises Priebus in face of critical stories

A White House spokesperson echoed those sentiments. "I'm proud to call him a partner". Stone is one of at least four Trump associates facing an investigation by law enforcement and intelligence agencies after Flynn's resignation and a New York Times report alleging "repeated contacts" between Trump's campaign and the Kremlin.

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State superintendent candidates John Humphries and Lowell Holtz call each other liars

Humphries first discussed the December breakfast meeting he had with Holtz during a live radio debate on Wednesday. Wisconsin state superintendent candidates John Humphries and Lowell Holtz accused one another of being liars on Friday, while a Democratic lawmaker told Humphries at an unusual Capitol news conference that "we don't want you".

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Sir Mo Farah, Laura Muir star at Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham

It has been unbelievable over the years. There's no secret to anything, it's hard work and putting in the miles. "The crowds have been so good for me over the years". "I'll be going for my first senior outdoor medals at the Europeans - that is what I am targeting". In Saturday's other events, Andrew Pozzi ran a personal best and world leading time of 7.43secs in the 60m hurdles to beat fellow Briton David King and Aries Merritt of the United States.

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Feds Propose Wolf Releases In Southwestern New Mexico

In a statement, USFWS regional director Benjamin Tuggle said: "We are encouraged by these numbers". The goal is a 10% average population gain, he said. Federal officials say the releases are an important tool for avoiding a genetic bottleneck since most of the wolves in the wild are related. Fish and Wildlife has faced significant pushback from the New Mexico Game Commission, which in 2015 denied the agency a permit to release wolves into the wild in the federally designated recovery area ...

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Walorski says Michael Flynn 'did the right thing' by resigning

Kellogg, a 72-year-old retired lieutenant general, is now chief of staff of the National Security Council at the White House, and the acting head of the group following Flynn's departure. Gen. McMaster serves as deputy commander of the Army Training and Doctrine Command. Last weekend, Trump was joined by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whom he both golf with and addressed North Korea's recent missile launch, at least partially in front of the resort's diners.

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Malaysia and North Korea lock horns over killing of Kim

The second autopsy clearly enraged North Korea, which has vowed to reject the results of any procedure and demanded that Malaysia turn over the body immediately. Selangor police chief, Datuk Abdul Samah Mat, told NK News that two women would be remanded for seven days from Thursday. Malaysian police have requested Kim Jong-nam's family provide a DNA sample to match the dead man.

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Sinkhole swallows cars in rain-drenched Los Angeles

We haven't had this rain in a long time. The hole opened up about 8:15 p.m., according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott. The woman told firefighters that while she was driving, she felt the auto tilt to the left before it tumbled into the sinkhole and the airbags deployed.

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Justice Department asks Seattle judge to defer action on Trump order

Separately the US Justice Department has said in Trump intends in the near future to rescind travel ban and replace it was a new "substantially revised" order, according to a court filing . The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is the intermediate-level federal court for the western United States. The department did not say whether it would try to appeal that ruling to the Supreme Court.

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PAUL RYAN: Obamacare repeal bill will be out in a few weeks

Rep. Bill Huizenga , R-Mich., called the 18-page outline "guideposts and a road map". "It will keep getting worse unless we act", Ryan said . An outline of the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act was leaked Thursday after a meeting among Senate Republicans , The New York Times reports.

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Trump Literally Campaigning in Florida This Weekend

Meanwhile, Democrats and some Republicans have called for an investigation into the Trump administration's ties to the Kremlin after new reports this week alleged the campaign was in regular contact with Russian officials. Florida has been good to the NY billionaire, and Trump was clearly relishing the chance to return to the stump here. "We think there's going to be in excess of 20,000 to 25,000 people", said Lacey.

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Chicago toddler shot and killed in latest spasm of violence

In White's case, police said the man in the passenger seat, who has not yet been identified, was believed to be the intended target of the shooting. Police say 2-year-old Lavontay White was fatally shot Tuesday when someone opened fire on a vehicle he was in with two adults.

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NASCAR's new format change to vary by race

Drivers who are involved in a wreck that sends their auto to the garage will now be required to report to the infield care center for an evaluation. At least two other drivers missed races because of the concussion protocol past year, including Matt DiBenedetto and John Wes Townley.

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Almost 300 Columbia University Applicants Mistakenly Receive Acceptance Letters

An Ivy League school accidentally sent congratulatory emails to 277 prospective students on Wednesday at the Mailman School of Public Health, before informing the aspiring students that it was actually a mistake. In 2015, Carnegie Mellon mistakenly accepted and then rejected 800 applications while just past year, the University at Buffalo admitted more than 5,000 applicants by mistake before their files had been completely reviewed.

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College student who filmed professor's anti-Trump rant fights suspension

In a February 9 letter, Victoria Lugo, interim dean of students at the Costa Mesa college, informed Caleb O'Neil of the suspension for one "primary (fall/spring) semester in addition to the summer" and other disciplinary actions against him, including that he submit a written apology to the professor, Olga Perez Stable Cox , and a three-page essay asking him to examine why he filmed Cox's class, how he feels about his footage going viral online and his reaction to its causing "damage to ...

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New Gambia President Adama Barrow to be inaugurated

Worldwide pressure, including the threat of a regional military intervention, led Mr Jammeh to finally accept his December election loss and fly into exile in Equatorial Guinea. Reports also indicate that presidents from about 20 African countries are expected to grace the event. The regional force has been securing the country during the transition, which has remained peaceful.

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The most incoherent part of Donald Trump's most incoherent press conference

His comment came after Sean Spicer, the White House spokesman, said Mr Trump "expects" Mr Putin to "return Crimea" - a remark greeted with fury in Moscow. President Obama handed Trump a very healthy economy. "Nobody mentions that Hillary received the questions for the debates". He stated, "I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russian Federation".

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Forsyth County Students Absent On 'Day Without Immigrants'

Exactly 20,008 students were absent in the school district Thursday, compared to only 4,216 the previous day. Attendance at public schools in Wichita, Dodge City and Garden City dropped significantly as immigrants across the country took part in an initiative seeking to highlight their contributions to USA business, economy and culture.

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ICE Stands By Arrest Of 23-Year-Old DREAMer

According to The Hill , Daniel Ramirez Medina is in the US thanks to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA ) program. His work permit should have been valid for at least another year, according to his attorneys. Medina's lawyers said he lived in California until last month, when he moved to Washington to get a better-paying job that could help support his 3-year-old son.

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Court to hold off on travel ban decision

Legal experts have suggested Trump may issue a new order making it clear it doesn't apply to green card holders - people who are legal permanent residents of the US - and people who already are legally in the USA on visas letting them in for work, study or other approved purposes.

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Florida Tourism Sets New Record for 2016

Despite a hurricane, Zika and one of the worst shootings in USA history, Florida's tourism industry proved resilient with 112.8 million tourists visiting the Sunshine State in 2016. "Six years of record-setting visitation would not be possible without a strong global marketing strategy focused on maximizing the economic impact of Florida tourism", said Ken Lawson, Visit Florida's CEO.

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CBB Predictions: North Carolina Tar Heels vs. NC State Wolfpack 2/15/17

North Carolina senior forward Isaiah Hicks will start Wednesday night's game at rival North Carolina State after battling a hamstring issue, but the Tar Heels won't have sophomore starter Kenny Williams III due to a knee injury. Justin Jackson is averaging 18.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game to lead the team while Kennedy Meeks is adding 12.4 points and 9.2 rebounds per contest.

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Water Levels At Lake Behind Oroville Dam Keep Dropping

For a third day, the state Department of Water Resources says dump trucks and helicopters are dropping thousands of tons of rocks and sandbags to shore up the spillway at the Oroville Dam , the nation's tallest. The Sacramento Bee reported officials dialled back releases on the spillway to relieve pressure on the dam's downstream levees. They say they are confident the damaged spillway and eroded hillside can withstand the stormy weather through the weekend.


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