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Rare February tornado confirmed in Charles County Saturday

One of the structures damaged by Saturday's tornado. MA saw its first February tornado in recorded history over the weekend, as a storm with wind speeds of up to 110 miles per hour hit Conway and Goshen Saturday, according to the National Weather Service .

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Sorry Donald Trump! The FBI Isn't Going To Do Your Dirty Work!

Last week , anonymous USA officials told the New York Times that Trump campaign aides contacted Russian intelligence operatives, multiple times , during the 2016 race. No one disputes that did not happen in this case. Also during the interview , Christie said he doesn't believe a special prosecutor should investigate allegations about Trump's relationship with Russian Federation.

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Rickie Fowler lurking behind Palmer, Bryan after Round 2 — Honda Classic

Fowler, who spent a lot of time after the third round with the media, apologized to his fans for not being able to make it out for autographs through his Instagram account. 6. Then he noticed the Golf Channel camera behind the green and knew that his shot would be replayed many times and watched by many people. "People were saying he had a bad year last year, but he had the lowest scoring average he's ever had in a year and had a lot of top-10s".

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Supporters of the Affordable Care Act rally in Vista

Some people without insurance are surprised to find out they still have to pay a penalty for not having health coverage. It also got rid of lifetime maximums, but with repealing and replacing it, "our rights are being eroded left right and center by the administration that's in place", said Electra Johnson, the chair for the El Paso County Peak Dems.

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6 arrested for involvement in death of UConn student

Police say Pally had been sitting with her back against a garage door of the UConn Public Safety Complex at around 1 a.m. when she was run over by a fire vehicle responding to a call that turned out to be a false alarm. 'The entire university community joins her family and friends in continuing to mourn her loss'. Authorities said she had received a ride from Uber, but instead of walking to her dorm, she went to the public safety complex.

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Rachel Dolezal is now 'jobless and living on food stamps'

Her friend helped to pay the February rent, but it's unlikely she'll make the payment for the next month. "I was actually on to something this whole time". "On the white side I noticed hatred, fear and ignorance", Dolezal told the Guardian , describing her experience at college. "I'm not going to stoop and apologize and grovel and feel bad about it", she told the Guardian .

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DNC election in Atlanta was "rigged"

The runner-up in the chairman race, US Congressman Keith Ellison, had been supported by Senator Bernie Sanders, who was defeated by Clinton in last year's fight for the Democratic Presidential nomination. "From investing in education and creating good-paying jobs to protecting immigrants' rights and advancing issues of social justice, Congresswoman Meng and Assemblyman Blake will help lead the fight to ensure our nation remains a beacon of hope and opportunity for everyone", it read in part.

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French historian detained for 10 hours by US Customs

Texas A&M University had announced to the conference on Friday that Mr Rousso had been detained upon arriving at Houston airport on Wednesday. Texas A&M university officials stated that the Egyptian-born Jewish historian was nearly forced to return to Paris under the category of illegal alien in response to concerns over his visa upon his arrival early this week.

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Obamacare Popularity Highest Ever as Repeal Looms, Poll Finds

Ever since Republicans saw Obamacare take place they have attempted to remove it and replace it with something new, and now President Donald Trump has repealed it, so what is the Trump administration expected to replace it with? Among those polled by Kaiser, the public remains divided along partisan lines on whether Congress should repeal the law.

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Trump's Navy Secretary pick withdraws from consideration

The development leaves Trump and Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis without nominees to head the navy and army. President Donald Trump's nominee for Navy secretary, Philip Bilden, has withdrawn his name from consideration. Philip Bilden, an global financier and former Army Reserve military officer, withdrew his name from consideration Sunday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis confirmed in a statement, according to Politico.

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Daytona 500 preview: Drivers gear up for new changes to Cup Series

He gathered his 29 Cup victory and first one at the fabled 500. New this season, races will consist of three stages, with championship implications in each stage. Kurt Busch celebrates winning the Daytona 500 with a burnout in the infield grass. The 500 was contested on a glorious February Sunday. Ty, 24, is a rookie, and considered another favorite to win Rookie of the Year.

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Democrats elect new leader in close contest

In the face of a fractured party, Tom Perez's decision to nominate Keith Ellison as his deputy chair gained unanimous support in the DNC. "It's going to be the end of that presidency of Donald Trump". In the end, several DNC members said that they were convinced Perez was better prepared to give state parties what they needed. We have got to open up the party to working people, to young people, and make it crystal clear that the Democratic Party is going to take on Wall Street, it's going to ...

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Deportation spat overshadows Trump envoys' talks with angry Mexico

Indeed, Mexico often helps facilitate journeys of those trying to cross from its southern border to its northern border, where they prepare to try to gain entry to the U.S. -Mexico trade and more. Standing beside him, Videgaray put a finer point on the matter: "There's a concern among Mexicans; there's irritation [about] what has been perceived as [U.S.] policies that might be harmful for the Mexicans and for the Mexican industry".

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Affordable Care Act Replacement Bill Leaked

The ACS is not ideal, but it's a lifeline for millions of Americans, and the countless more who have benefited from the low-priced cancer screenings, the patient protections and the subsidies to offset the cost of coverage. Medicaid pays this amount regardless of how many people are on the program. Over the weekend, the Democratic leaders of all 57 state and territorial parties converged in Atlanta to elect new officers.

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Dozens of Headstones Broken at Philadelphia Jewish Cemetery

Philadelphia police called the destruction, spread across the entire cemetery, an act of "vandalism". The damage comes less than a week after a Jewish cemetery in suburban St. President Donald Trump was elected. On Wednesday, US Vice President Mike Pence visited the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery outside of St. Louis where the incident took place, joining Missouri's Jewish Governor Eric Greitens and other volunteers in an interfaith service and cleanup effort.

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Hundreds rally in favor of the Affordable Care Act

Republicans in Congress are planning to dismantle the Affordable Care Actm saying they will replace it with something else. The draft (pdf) reveals that Republicans are hoping to "take down the foundation of Obamacare, including the unpopular individual mandate, subsidies based on people's income, and all of the law's taxes".

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Republican congressman: Protests might prevent Obamacare repeal

But Republicans in rural red states, like Wyoming, don't want to have to pay for the Medicaid expansion in other states. They also note the current plan guarantees insurance for people with long-standing health problems, to whom insurers often had denied coverage in the past.

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LG G6 Fits a Big Screen into a Lovely Compact Body

It allows for more screen real estate while keeping the overall footprint at a minimum. And it's widely rumored that Apple and Samsung will also try to reach that goal on their upcoming flagship products. At its launch, the LG G6 will also be compatible with HDR 10, the rival format to Dolby Vision. A further use of the split screens would be to help take square-shaped photos for the social network Instagram.

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Mo Farah maintains innocence despite new Salazar claims

A U.S. Anti-Doping Agency document that is almost a year old suggests the Nike Oregon Project elite distance running group could have broken anti-doping rules with large doses of the amino acid L-carnitine. Salazar said athletes were given L-carnitine in "exactly the way USADA directed", the Sunday Times says. There is no indication in the The Sunday Times story as to whether these issues have been resolved since the report was written.

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The Leaked ACA Draft Confirms Your Fears About Planned Parenthood

But Governor Matt Bevin, a Republican from Kentucky, argued that coverage numbers aren't a good metric to measure health plans by. Access to affordable health care is now seen as a right not just for the elderly and the desperately poor but for all Americans; and government is seen as the guarantor of that right.

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ACA supporters rally in Vista

After his events in Palm Harbor and New Port Richey earlier this month, Bilirakis announced he cosponsored legislation to protect pre-existing conditions under the replacement of the Affordable Care Act. Rep. McCarthy, it's time to stop playing political games with people's health and lives. "I think people are scared", he said. More than half of the repeal supporters (28 percent of the sample) say the repeal and the ACA's replacement should come simultaneously.

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Jewish Community Center in ABQ Victim of Bomb Threat

Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th District) and Leonard Lance (R-7th district) have joined other lawmakers in Washington who cosigned a letter to the attorney general, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, urging them to "investigate anonymous bomb threats made via telephone against Jewish Community Centers and synagogues across the nation".

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Tom Perez Elected New DNC Chair

Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, and former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez are considered to be the race's frontrunners. "We've got to win elections", Ellison said. Host Larry Mantle speaks to reporter Gabriel Debenedetti at POLITICO, who has been following the race closely, about the candidates, political implications surrounding their support and what to expect over the weekend.

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President Trump's 1st month leaves Americans divided in polls

His approval rating (now at 38 percent) has dropped since earlier this month while, Vice President Mike Pence's approval rating remains slightly higher than Trump's - he's hovering around 41 percent. Trump received almost 55 percent of the votes cast in SC during the November election. The poll has a 2.7 percent margin of error. That is the finding of a Quinnipiac University poll which shows a dramatic split between Republicans and other Americans when it comes to matters of trust.

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HPD: 8-year-old shot, killed after accident in south Houston

Fugua and S. Sam Houston Parkway around 3 a.m. Investigators say the girl and her mother were traveling down a Houston roadway early today when their Honda Accord was hit by a speeding Pontiac. Her mother, whom police did not identify, was uninjured. After the impact, a female driver in one of the cars suddenly whipped out a gun, and started blasting away, local police said.

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Augusta rally to save the Affordable Care Act draws 200

Almost 1 million people in Beaumont's home state of Michigan have health coverage through the ACA or the Healthy Michigan Medicaid expansion plan. Last month, Hundreds rallied in Newark to protest the ACA repeal. "I'll die. I have cancer". The rally here in MA lets him know that his constituents support and want every effort made to protect those programs, he said.

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Milo Yiannopoulos Disinvited From CPAC Over Pedophilia Commentary

Mr. Maher outraged the left after it was announced last week that Mr. Yiannopoulos would be a guest on " Real Time ". Yiannopoulos - known simply as MILO in Breitbart's own coverage of him - has been a flame-throwing provocateur whose writing has offended women, Muslims, blacks and gay people ever since former Breitbart executive chairman Stephen K.

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Winter Weather Advisory Replaces Winter Storm Warning

Winds will be strong on Friday as well which would potentially create blizzard like conditions. The National Weather Service has replaced the winter storm warning with a winter weather advisory until 6 PM for much of northeast Nebraska, including Cuming, Knox, Cedar, Thurston, Antelope, Pierce, Wayne, Boone, Madison, Stanton, Platte and Colfax counties.

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No use of United States military to enforce immigration crackdown, says Kelly

Mexico's lead negotiator with the Trump administration, Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, said on Wednesday ahead of Tillerson's arrival that there was no way Mexico would accept the new rules. "We're getting really bad dudes out of this country, and at a rate that nobody's ever seen before", Trump said Thursday. Other senior officials also put on a fearless face, telling reporters the trip was aimed at building a close working relationship.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Berkshire County

Showers and thunderstorms are possible across large portions of New Jersey Saturday, according to forecasts. "We still are watching some development that's taking place along a cold front to our west", he said, "so we're not out of the woods just yet".

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Runner Admits To Cheating In Half-Marathon After Investigator Uncovers Data

The results, however, caught the eye of Derek Murphy - a business analyst who runs marathoninvestigation.com in his spare time. "Lauderdale Half Marathon on Sunday, Feb. He studied distance trackers, maps, heart-rate monitors and even Seo's race photos. That piqued the interest of the people at Marathon Investigation, which then launched a thorough analysis that culminated in Seo ( according to the Miami New Times - Seo's account has since been deleted) confessing to cutting corners on ...

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Kim Jong-Nam murder: Kuala Lumpur airport swept for chemicals

A Cabinet minister today advised North Korea to cease its accusations and let Malaysia conduct the investigation into the murder of Kim Jong-nam without any interference or pressure. The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 outlaws the production and stockpiling of more than 100 grams per year. The revlation that VX was used in the killing brought swift condemnation from South Korea, which slammed its use as a "blatant violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and other global norms".

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Immigration officials deny deceiving Santa Cruz police over raid

Per the Chronicle, Schwab says ICE agents "encountered 11 illegal aliens at the operational locations who were detained initially on administrative immigration violations due to their association with suspected members of a transnational street gang".

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Pregnant woman among seven killed in Chicago shooting

Once again, it seems that Trump is making a knee-jerk response to media reporting and capitalizing on violence that has plagued Chicago in recent years. The raids, focused on the city's South and West Side neighborhoods, were "focused on the underlying source of crime in these areas: the sale of narcotics", Johnson said at a press conference Friday afternoon.

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Jackie Evancho 'disappointed' with President Trump revoking transgender bathroom guidelines

President Trump is set to overturn an Obama administration guidance regarding transgender bathrooms in schools. In a joint decision by the Department of Justice and Education, the administration said it fell to states to decide whether students who had undergone a sex change could use toilets correlating to their gender identity.


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