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Federal 2017 quake forecast highlights Oklahoma, California

Geological Survey forecast released Wednesday. Nearly all of those affected are projected to be in Oklahoma and southern Kansas, which have seen a sharp spike in earthquakes in recent years due to natural gas companies injecting wastewater deep underground into wells, according to USGS .

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Mild Long Island February stops short of record high temps

Last month was the third-warmest February on record-a distinction that wouldn't shock anyone who enjoyed Mother Nature's much-appreciated spring tease over the last few weeks. The warm continues from last week. With an average of 37.3 degrees, it ranked as the sixth-mildest winter on record for New Jersey. We set record high temps for the date on Feb.

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Lane College represented in the White House

Andrea Lewis Miller. He said it was "painful" to grapple with the fact that the Trump administration, at least superficially, appears to be making HBCUs more of a priority than the Obama administration. "If the language of the forthcoming executive order is consistent with what we're requesting it would mean enhanced research opportunities and expanded research for our universities", said Gallot.

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Peak cherry blossom period in DC could be one of earliest ever

In 1941, four days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, four cherry trees were cut down in what the park services says was "suspected retaliation" for the military strike. The forecast is always subject to change depending on local weather conditions, the National Park Service noted. To accommodate the early dates, the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival's start date will move up to March 15 from March 20.

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United States top court backs review of Virginia voting districts in race case

A three-judge district court originally rejected the challenge and the Supreme Court ruled that the lower court applied the wrong legal standard when it determined that race was not a factor in 11 of the 12 districts at issue. The decision was written by Justice Anthony Kennedy on behalf of Chief Justice John Roberts and the court's four liberal justices. Writing at the Election Law Blog , University of California at Irvine law professor Rick Hasen says Kennedy's opinion is "more of a punt ...

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Tornado Watch Issued For Chicago As Bad Storm Expected To Hit Tonight

Emergency managers said Wednesday that the storm damaged 40 homes in the county. The Storm Prediction Center said a several bouts of severe weather were possible Tuesday in an area from Arkansas to Ohio. Another man suffered crushing injuries and was seriously hurt in the same incident, according to Rich Ploch with the LaSalle County Coroner's office.

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Severe storm threat tonight, cooler Wednesday

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says severe storms could impact 44 million people Tuesday in an area stretching from Arkansas to Ohio. This kind of weather is pretty common during the spring season and the winds aren't expected to be as bad as the derecho wind storm that shook the area in June 2012, he said.

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Severe weather produces tornadoes, large hail around Chicago

The NWS defines a "severe" thunderstorm as one that produces at least one of the following: 58 miles per hour winds, hail 1 inch in diameter or larger, or a tornado. There is no question that the background atmosphere (wind energy, instability, etc.) will be very favorable for severe weather late Tuesday afternoon into tonight if there is something strong enough to trigger it off.

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Long, slow-speed chase through streets of SoCal ends in standoff

The driver was not speeding during the chase, but it did run at least one red light. At one point the driver could be seen gesturing out one of the vehicle's windows. The suspect has not emerged from the vehicle. The vehicle finally came to a stop in Redondo Beach after another pit maneuver just before 9:40 a.m., but the suspect did not immediately exit the auto.

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Shooting Incident Near Merrill Involving Lincoln Co. Deputy

The deputy returned fire, hitting and killing Igers. According to Chief Dave Savone, the Merrill Fire Department responded to an emergency call at County Road FF between Berlin Lane and Hilly Road in the Town of Corning at 7:38 p.m. The Division of Criminal Investigation is taking the lead in the case. A spokesman for the Department of Justice confirmed the Deputy did discharge his gun and said more details would likely be released Tuesday afternoon.

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Trump Finally Condemns Shooting Of Indian Engineers In Kansas

The FBI is declining additional comment, citing the investigation. Critics also have argued that the White House's failure to recognize Jews specifically on Holocaust Remembrance Day last month was an indication that Trump and some of his supporters could be anti-Semitic.

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Chance of rain ahead as temperatures rebound in midstate Tuesday

There won't be much in the way of accumulation - even in Sussex County it would amount to less than an inch. Thursday night . Mostly clear, with a low around 28. West, southwest wind 3 to 8 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Friday: Sunny with a high near 66. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

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Senate confirms Zinke as Interior secretary

Republicans praised his life story, growing up in inner-city Detroit with a single mother who had a third-grade education. It appears that Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke will be confirmed as U.S. Zinke, a Republican in his second term as Montana's sole House member, told senators at a January hearing that federal land management should be done under a "multiple-use" model that allows hiking, hunting, fishing and camping along with harvesting timber, mining for coal and drilling for oil and ...

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Watch this truck launch through the air during high-speed chase

As the deputy spoke with the driver outside the pickup, the truck's passenger slid into the driver's seat and sped off . The high-flying ending to the chase in Webster Parish, La ., remarkably ended with no injuries and escaped work-release participant Kevonte Dekorey Austin was taken into custody, reports KSLA .

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1 person killed after tornado blows through Perryville, Missouri

Louis late Tuesday night. Corporal Juston Wheetley with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says they are now combing through northern Perry County working south towards Perryville. The emergency manager reported cars thrown off I-55 near mile marker 133. Several parts of the Heartland were under a Tornado Watch or Tornado Warning on Tuesday , with more severe weather expected early on Wednesday morning.

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Toddler, 2, Dies after Being Left in Locked Car, Hillsborough Sheriff Says

With temperatures in the mid-80s on Tuesday, sealed cars became even more risky. The toddler was left in the auto outside a daycare for five hours, deputies said. "What happened here? What's going on?" one young girl asked reporters and deputies standing outside the center. Deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office told Bay News 9 the boy, Jacob Manchego, 2, was "left in a hot SUV between 9:30 a.m.

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Deaths reported in central United States tornadoes

More than 14,000 customers were without power in the region, according to information on electric company websites. The NWS suggests Chicago area residents watch for dark clouds and listen for a tornado siren-and to take shelter immediately if we hear one.

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Showers, potentially strong storms expected today and into tonight

Tuesday evening, strong to severe storms will be possible along and south of a Unionville to Trenton to Kansas City line, according to the weather service. Skies will be largely cloudy with a low temperature around 63° and an accelerating south wind up to 15 miles per hour. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

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President Trump May Pitch Comprehensive Immigration Reform in Address

At the same time , President Trump will also pitch for "unity", Spicer said. On the other hand, President Trump is authorized under the U.S. Constitution to take action to protect America and its citizens from potential harm. John Kelly, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, mentioned about VOICE last week when the DHS rolled out new enforcement guidelines for the executive order signed by Trump late January.

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Iraq erecting floating bridge to connect east, west Mosul

US -trained Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) units battled Islamic State sniper and mortar fire as they moved eastwards through Wadi al-Hajar district to link up with Rapid Response and Federal Police deployed by the riverside, in a move that would seal off all southern access to the city.

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Interview with accused face-biting killer released

Over the course of the 22-minute conversation, released by prosecutors on Tuesday morning, Harrouff admits to thinking he had superpowers and says he was being chased by a "demon-like figure" named "Daniel" before the murders. "It's just a temporary thing". Fisher was released from a local hospital only days after the alleged attack. The video shows Austin when he was in a vulnerable state, recovering from acute medical and psychological trauma in the sanctity of his hospital room.

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Two Houston Police Officers Injured In Shooting

Officials said he was shot in the back and a bullet is lodged in his spine. Another officer, who was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, was in critical condition. Houston police say the shooting happened at a residence on Sterlingame near United States 59 South and the Sam Houston Tollway. A shelter-in-place warning was issued for the area.

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Reward doubled for suspect in shooting of 2 HPD officers

Police are still looking for at least one suspect. Jeffrey Willis, who lives two doors down from the site of the shooting, said a Houston police officer who lives in the neighborhood was investigating a possible burglary in the area. Residents in the following area are being asked to shelter-in-place until further notice: South of Bellfort Avenue West of Gessner Drive North of W Airport Blvd East of Beltway 8/Sam Houston Tollway According to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Officer Jose ...

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Why Democratic Women Wore White to Trump's Address to Congress

The efforts were organized by Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Florida, chair of the House Democratic Women's Working Group. "We will not go back". According to the statement, Women's Working Group members are fighting for women's rights like equal pay, paid sick and family leave, retirement security, the right to live "lives free from fear and violence", and access to affordable child care and affordable health care - "including reproductive health services like those offered by Planned Parenthood".

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Trump's budget director promises more funding for immigration, vets

The White House indicated Trump will also provide details on how he would like to overhaul the Affordable Care Act , former President Obama's signature healthcare law. A government official told Reuters on Sunday that the State Department , which leads usa diplomacy, protects and helps U.S. citizens overseas, and assists usa businesses in the global market, could be cut by as much as 30%.

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Trump Makes a Hero, Navy Seal William 'Ryan' Owens, A Household Name

After briefly extolling the importance of increasing defense spending, Trump introduced Carryn and asserted that her husband had died as a "hero" and "warrior". Trump proclaimed in the address to Congress that "a new chapter of American greatness is now beginning", then made promises ranging from bringing back "millions of jobs" to deporting gang members and drug dealers.

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Louisiana celebrates Mardi Gras in a variety of ways

Brown says the vehicle struck multiple people, injuring 12 in all. The police released some of the details of this tragedy, and among them, they revealed that the truck drivers name is Neilson Rizzuto. WKRG reports that four of the band members are in critical condition. The parade was immediately cancelled. According to a spokesperson for the city, a marching bad had just started along the parade route Tuesday morning, when they were struck from behind.

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Trump plan to slash State spending, foreign aid has foes in Congress

Currently, the U.S. spends less than 1 cent per dollar on foreign aid, but even this could be cut by 30 percent. USA foreign aid managed by State and USAID has given the world 500 million fewer hungry people since 1990, half the number of children dying of disease in the last 30 years, and a reversal in the devastation caused by HIV/AIDS in eastern and southern Africa in the early 2000s, he said .

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Kansas City Chiefs sign Berry, release Charles

For the past eight years, Charles has been a cornerstone for the Chiefs during his career, but has been plagued with injuries for the past few years, including a torn ACL, and multiple other knee surgeries. "Keeping Eric Berry in a Chiefs uniform long-term has been a significant goal of ours". This safety market has talent all over the place and now that Berry has a deal worth around $13 million per season the market is now out there for safeties to finally get the type of attention ...

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Trump calls for new government agency for 'victims of crime' by immigrants

The president named four people in the audience whose family members were affected by crimes committed by undocumented immigrants with criminal records. There's got to be a coming together". It was unclear if Trump would address the issue later Tuesday night in his address to a joint session of Congress.

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Donald Trump's first budget: enormous defense spending as most agencies cut

President Donald Trump teased a budget plan Monday that includes a almost 10 percent increase in defense spending and a "large reduction" in foreign aid. Few details were provided on how the cuts will be made, but a Trump administration official told CNN that all $54 million will be cut in fiscal year 2018.

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Trump rates his performance A grade in White House

The Fox hosts asked Trump, not known for modesty, how he reached that conclusion. However, there is some good news for Trump and his image makers in a new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll conducted among 1,000 adults February 18-22: For all the consternation and turmoil he has generated in the first full month of his administration with fiery executives orders and blustery rhetoric, Trump's essential message of change continues to appeal to a large segment of the electorate.

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Severe storms possible on Wednesday

Despite the season, the ingredients necessary for thunderstorm formation; moisture, instability and lift will be present in our atmosphere. Temperatures will climb to near 60 degrees by mid afternoon, bottom out in the low 50s by about 10 p.m.

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Small plane crashes into Methuen building, killing pilot

The building is inhabitable, officials said. The plane's tail can be seen coming out of the room of the building. In that crash, four people - three critically - were injured when the plane crashed into the complex's parking lot, New England Aviation History said.

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W&M a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers

The Peace Corps ranks its top volunteer-producing colleges and universities annually according to the size of the student body. "William & Mary prepared me for the Peace Corps by teaching me how to work hard and be creative", said Douma, who earned a degree in kinesiology and public health, in a press release.


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