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Betsy DeVos doesn't seem to understand the reason historically black colleges exist

The United Negro College Fund had requested that Mr. Trump move the Initiative to the White House and be led by a person "who reports to a senior advisor to the president", according to The Washington Post . While she spoke out strongly in favor of protecting the civil rights of all the nation's most vulnerable students, including those who are LGBTQ, it is possible her priorities for the leader of the Office for Civil Rights may be overlooked as well.

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How Trump Grades Himself Thus Far: A+, A, C+

Some of those companies, though, already had similar plans in the works before the businessman entered office. Asked directly by Brian Kilmeade if there was a time when he deserved criticism from the press, Trump initially considered the question before refusing to answer it.

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What We Know About the Obamacare Replacement

Gov. Daniel Malloy, a Democrat from CT told news service InsideHealthPolicy.com that he and his peers met with HHS Secretary Tom Price this weekend and that Price said states which accepted block grants would be given federal funds to cover only childless adults with incomes at the federal poverty level.

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Houston officers injured during shooting

Police on the scene told residents to take cover due to an active shooter situation, Drew Karedes of KHOU reports . Houston police say the shooting happened at a residence on Sterlingame near USA 59 South and the Sam Houston Tollway.

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Trump Sings Paul Ryan's Praises On Health Care Reform

Ryan said House Republicans have been investigating Russian Federation for "quite a while" and the House Intelligence Committee is now conducting a bipartisan probe of reports that the Trump campaign held regular consultations with Russian Federation prior to the November 8 election.

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Amber Alert canceled after abducted Yakima toddler found

YAKIMA, Wash. - An Amber Alert has been issued for a 17-month-old boy who police say was abducted from a Yakima home by an armed man late Monday night. He has blonde hair and green/blue eyes. Police said Manuel Carrasco Mendoza. They're believed to be in a silver 2000 Chevrolet Impala with black rims and no hub caps.

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Go-Ahead shares fall after profit warning

GTR's passenger revenues fell 6.4 percent in the six months through December from a year earlier while the number of passenger journeys dropped 3.4 percent, Go-Ahead said. The "ongoing uncertainty" at GTR, caused by seemingly never-ending industrial action, could hit full-year results by as much as £15mln, the company suggested.

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Taco truck on I-5 in Seattle serves lunch to stranded drivers

All lanes of southbound I-5 remain closed as of 2:30 p.m. Monday. "We are ready to serve food, everywhere", said Thomas Lopez, the owner of taco truck El Tajin, which was stuck on Interstate 5 but opened for lunch anyway. In a cell phone video shared by K5 News , Rachael creeps between rows of stalled cars, bemoaning how close she is to the choke point: "I can see the police cars", she groans.

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This jewelry brand's stock plummets after sexual harassment allegations surface

The declarations are part of a private class-action arbitration case first filed in 2008 that alleges female employees at the conglomerate were routinely sexually harassed, paid less and passed over for promotion. The allegations read like the stuff of frat-house nightmares, including charges that senior management sent out "scouting parties" to stores in order to find women that the toxic douchebags at the company's Akron, Ohio headquarters might want to sleep with, openly making comments ...

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The Secretary of Education Equated Historically Black Colleges to 'School Choice'

Meanwhile, others said the statement applauded the segregated Jim Crow education system for giving black students "more options". It includes examinations of evaluations of programs in Florida, Indiana , Minnesota and Louisiana as well as in Chile and in India.

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Trump Administration Indicates Plans to Increase Enforcement of Recreational Marijuana Laws

Spicer indicated that Trump supports medical marijuana, which is now legal in 28 states and Washington, D.C., but he said recreational marijuana use is "a very, very different subject". If, for example, the federal government were to remove marijuana from the list of banned substances, the National Football League instantly would be under vast pressure to ditch the outdated Big Shield banishment of conduct that nearly always happens away from work, often during the various months when ...

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ME ranks 18th on new list of states; first for equality

News for ranking the 50 U.S. states, alongside news analysis and daily reporting", the website writes on its Best States page. In addition to topping the overall rankings, MA came in first in education and second in health care. Researchers relied on troves of government and other data, measuring everything from high school graduation rates to violent crime rates to commute times.

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WEATHER FORECAST: Severe weather possible tonight

Our next strong storm system will sweep through Alabama Wednesday bringing a wave of showers and storms during the afternoon, some of which could be strong or even severe. It's important to know that an isolated shower or storm is possible at any time Tuesday. It will be cooler Wednesday with highs near 50, dropping to near 30 overnight.

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Delphi Homicides Reward Bumped Up To $96000

Days after that voice recording was released, and more than a week after a suspect photo was released, investigators have not made any arrests. In an effort to encourage more tips on the case, a $41,000 reward was announced last Wednesday.

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NWS issues Winter Weather Advisory

Winter driving conditions are expected to develop this evening. These areas have the potential to see 4- 7 inches of snow until the advisory expires on Monday at 10 p.m. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY until noon for the valleys of northwest Montana, including the Kalispell area. Winter weather advisories are also in effect in eastern OR and eastern Washington state.

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American Horror Story Season 7 Theme Is Presidential Election 2016

Ryan Murphy is clarifying some earlier hints he dropped about the upcoming season of " American Horror Story ", which he revealed would tackle the contentious 2016 US presidential election. Ryan Murphy ("Scream Queens", "Glee") teases the theme of his famous horror drama series, " American Horror Story ". In a separate report on The Hollywood Reporter , Murphy also said he wants a new actress to play Monica Lewinsky.

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Mardi Gras Day Memes: Party Like There is No Tomorrow!

And according to a press release, the West Ashley restaurant "will be festive with Fat Tuesday décor". The hand-crafted coconuts handed out by members of Zulu are particularly sought-after. Revelers scream for beads during the Krewe of Endymion Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Miraculously, no one was killed, though three people remain in critical condition, cops said.

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Weather forecast calls for slight chance of showers Tuesday

A southwest wind becomes calm in the evening. WEDNESDAY: There will be a 100 percent chance of rain and possibly a thunderstorm after 10 a.m. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent on Tuesday with new snow accumulation of one to three inches possible.

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John Oliver Takes A Look At The Obamacare Mess Over In America

If the Affordable Care Act is scrapped without an immediate replacement for Medicaid expansion funding, the state likely couldn't afford to continue the Healthy Michigan program, Snyder told The News a year ago. "They're going to say it's the Republicans' problem", Trump said . The independent analysis by the consulting firms Avalere Health and McKinsey & Company said the tools states could be given to control spending include tightening eligibility criteria, requiring able-bodied ...

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The 6 Best Performances From the Season 12 Premiere

In season 12, the blind auditions will be shown in five episodes, as each of the coaches selects their teams. Do you think that " The Voice " fans are getting sick of seeing Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's love fest? And it likely won't be a love fest.

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'Cowardly and spineless': Jewish coalition condemns bomb threats and anti-Semitic hate crimes

No bombs were found. These threats are part of a nationwide trend over the last couple of months. A group representing Jewish interests across the state on Monday called the wave of threats and hate crimes aimed at Jewish centers and schools across the state and the country cowardly acts of bigotry.

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Trump pulls out of White House Correspondents' Dinner

The immediate reaction from Republicans was mixed, with defense hawks like Sen. Trump on Sunday had told state governors at the White House that his budget plan includes a "historic increase in defence spending to rebuild the depleted military of the United States of America".

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Will Republican healthcare policy 'make America sick again?'

The president and congressional Republicans reportedly aim to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is more popularly known as Obamacare. "We didn't tell the American people we're going to repeal it - except we're going to keep the Medicaid expansion", Ohio Rep.

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Queensland weather: Severe storms arrive in south

Our next strong storm system will sweep through Alabama Wednesday bringing a wave of showers and storms during the afternoon, some of which could be strong or even severe. Tomorrow the Marginal Risk (dark green) comes up to a line from about Whitehall to Battle Creek to Detroit. END OF WORK WEEK: A new air mass arrives behind the front and both Thursday and Friday will be dry, with plenty of sunshine, cool days, and chilly nights.

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Trump's vetting of immigrants serves to protect country

South Asian Americans Leading Together, a national South Asian advocacy organization, said in a press statement February 22 that it "resolutely objects" to the new DHS memos . Trump's plans include ramping up deportations of people who can not prove that they have been in the country continuously for two years. Showing off a refurbished home that can house at least three families, Paster Ada Valiente said: "We're trusting in God, that he will help us and guide us to make the right decision, ...

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Peabody double murder suspect due in court

SC authorities say they approached a panhandler begging for money and discovered he's wanted for a MA double murder. Doughty and another many are suspected of killing two people at a home in Peabody, Massachusetts, nearly a week ago. The carjacking victim, Ken Metz, was tied up with a seatbelt while being threatened with a knife while Doughty drove for three hours toward Boston, according to authorities.

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Steve Harvey Tweets About The Oscars Mix-Up & His Gleefulness Is Palpable

If there is one person on the planet who can sympathize with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway over the Oscar's Best Picture mix-up - it's Steve Harvey. We handled it great'. It seems like Steve Harvey's Miss Universe mistake will haunt him for a little while longer! 'I can help Warren get through this, ' he added, according to Fox News .

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Donald Trump Has an Explanation for That Oscars Gaffe

You really couldn't ask for a better ending to an interminably long night. Confused, he and co-presenter Faye Dunaway announced " La La Land " the victor. At the ceremony, Ruiz and Cullinan carry matching briefcases, each filled with a full set of 24 envelopes with winning entries inside. When billions of dollars worth of financial auditing and legal-advisory services flow through your offices each year, it's important to reassure clients that your firm is diligent, detail-oriented and ...

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Bound tour bus involved in California crash

At least one person was killed in a crash Monday afternoon involving a bus and at least two other vehicles on Highway 58 near Kramer Junction, according to initial San Bernardino County Fire reports. The highway was closed in both directions. Skies were overcast in the remote area, and winds were blowing up to 20 miles per hour with some 30-mph gusts, said meteorologist Brett Albright of the National Weather Service in San Diego.

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Trump Wusses Out Of White House Correspondents' Dinner To Avoid Roast

The Trump administration is locked with an ongoing feud with many major USA news outlets. "We are going to keep radical Islamic terrorists the hell out of our country". Trump's tweet came a day after he renewed his assault on the media by calling it "the enemy of the people", in an ongoing battle in which he has labeled the fourth estate "fake news" and the "opposition party".

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CNN, other media outlets barred from White House briefing

Then today (February 27), the White House apparently was caught trying to ruin a reporter's reputation, another tactic of totalitarian rulers, for writing a story about Press Sectary Spicer's attempt to discover the source of leaks coming from the White House.

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After His DNC win in Atlanta, Perez & Trump Spar On Twitter

Perez wrote , "Call me Tom". Perez's victory has been viewed by some as as a slight against the more progressive faction within the Democratic Party , which had largely supported Sen. " No big money. Party for the people ", Ellison chanted in protest as cited by US Today. Jehmu Greene also withdrew and endorsed Tom Perez . Perez, who is the first Latino to be elected DNC chair, has been a sharp critic of President Donald Trump and his immigration policies.

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Judges sides with transgender students over bathroom access

In his temporary injunction, US District Court Judge Mark R. Hornak wrote that the students -Evancho, Elissa Ridenour and a minor with the initials A.S. "The past months have been incredibly stressful, and this was all so unnecessary". Jackie Evancho, best known for her angelic vocals at President Trump's inauguration ceremony, has also used her voice to press the commander-in-chief to meet with her and her transgender sister Juliet, with the goal of educating him about the struggles of the ...

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Bomb threat closes building that houses Jewish Anti-Defamation League

This is the second bomb threat an ADL office has received in the past week. The most recent evacuations bring to 28 the number of JCCs and Jewish schools evacuated on Monday, the fifth wave of threats since the beginning of the year. In all, several dozen JCCs have received bomb threats, some multiple times. Some 200 people were evacuated from a Jewish Community Center in York, Pennsylvania, after a caller told the front desk there was a bomb in the building, said Melissa Plotkin, the York ...

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Bergdahl lawyers will ask US Army court to dismiss case

Jeffery Nance wrote in the February 24 ruling. "Justice can not be done and public confidence in military justice can not be maintained under these circumstances", Bergdahl's chief attorney, Eugene Fidell wrote in the appeal. courtroom. In his ruling on Friday, Judge Nance wrote that Mr. Trump's statements "were disturbing and disappointing", and carried a "problematic potential" for the case.


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