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Mark Cuban Gives Hot Take On Russell Westbrook's NBA MVP Chances

Russell Westbrook finished with 29 points, six rebounds and five assists, but made only 33-percent (8-24) of his shot attempts. However, the Thunder (35-27) are on pace to fall short of 50 wins, which Cuban considers the benchmark for a player to be considered a superstar, much less an MVP candidate.

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Colbert Calls Out Jeff Sessions' Lies in Late Show Monologue

Sessions did not mention these meetings at his confirmation hearing-in fact, he said that he didn't know anything about contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. The White House has admitted that former national security advisor Michael Flynn, along with U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner , met with Russian officials in Trump Tower past year.

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Arrest warrant issued for former Stockton Mayor Silva

Sawyer says the investigation is related to financial crimes. Silva's attorneys said the new warrant is unrelated to his August arrest. He is accused of misappropriation of public funds, grand theft, embezzlement and other charges. It was later re-branded as the Kids Club. He said via social media that he was on a journey “to go explore the world.” No destinations or a timeline were given, although his attorney said he had gone to Columbia, which does have an extradition treaty with the ...

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Trump supporters, opponents clash at Berkeley rally

Blood was coming from his nose and friends were cleaning his eyes with a T-shirt. Other speakers included state Senator Pat Colbeck and Scott Thompson, a retired NY police officer. By 1 p.m. Saturday, about 30 supporters and an equal number of protesters - who were chanting, "No rascist, fascist USA" - had gathered at Martin Luther King Jr.

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Church calendar for Saturday, March 4

March 5. He will be speaking on the story of Esther and it's relevance to today's church at the Wednesday, March 8 service from 6 to 8 p.m. " Mechanicsville Baptist Church (Gordonsville ) holds "How Can I Be Blessed?", a Precepts Bible Study of the Sermon on the Mount, 12:30 p.m.

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Trump on Sessions: 'He did not say anything wrong'

Recent reporting by the Washington Post shows that Sessions himself had met twice with the Russian ambassador to the United States a year ago, including once in September, which has added fuel to claims that the Trump campaign was coordinating with Russia.

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Celtics take control early and cruise to victory over skidding Lakers

However, Walton said the Lakers must overcome their inability to score consistently in the fourth quarter. They've certainly forgotten about it for much of the season, and Friday's game and the Celtics' season-high 70-point first half was no exception.

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Mike Pence Rips AP For Publishing His Wife's Email Address

Saturday, Pence wrote: "Last night the @AP published my wife's private email address, violating her privacy and our security". The vice president posted a letter his counsel sent to Gary Pruitt, the AP's president and CEO. Paoletta's letter also suggests once Pence's press secretary learned of the publication, they contacted reporter Brian Slodysko, who was allegedly surprised to learn the email address was still being used.

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Giraffe is born - but it's not the one everyone's waiting for

The world has been watching with bated breath this week as April the Very Pregnant Giraffe grows rounder and rounder - and ever more ready to bless us with an adorable, miniature version of herself, albeit covered in goo - at the Animal Adventure Park petting zoo in upstate NY.

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WNYers rally for, against President Trump

About 400 people gathered in Minnesota on Saturday in support of the event, and roughly 50 to protest against it. People4Trump, a grassroots group formed by Newtown Township businessman Jim Worthington, staged the rally in Bensalem in conjunction with other "Spirit of America" rallies around the country.

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Kentucky PG Murray out vs. SC with neck strain

Wilson paced the Gamecocks with 18 points, seven rebounds, seven blocks and an assist in 21 minutes of play. The top-seeded Gamecocks (26-4) will go for their third straight tournament crown in Sunday's 3 p.m. "We're going to get back to it, focus on Kentucky, what we do best", Epps said. "Down the stretch, got a couple of foul calls, got a couple of free throws we didn't execute as well, missed a couple of shots, couldn't get the rebound", Epps said.

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Long Island man arrested for attempting to join Islamic State in Syria

A NY man named Elvis attempted to travel to the Middle East on a number of occasions in order to join Isis, according to prosecutors. In the center is federal defender Mildred Whalen. He also had other ISIS-related materials on his computer and social media. In Facebook messages in October 2015, Redzepagic described "jihad" as fighting "for the sake of God" and "die for the sake of Allah", court documents say.

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Hundreds attend rallies both for and against Trump in San Diego

Military veteran Jeff Godines, of Davenport, also discussed his concerns about military readiness and President Trump's hopes and plans to restructure it. He says the president needs to stay focused policy. The Naples gathering was one of dozens of Spirit of America rallies nationwide led by the grassroots organization Main Street Patriots in response to backlash from some groups towards Trump's presidency.

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Sunny skies, 60s in central Oklahoma Thursday with light wind

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Monday night , expect a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, the weather service said. Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 74. Winds could gust as high as 25 miles per hour. Thursday: Areas of fog before 10 a.m., then a 30 percent chance of rain.

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Feds arrest 'dreamer' right after she speaks to the media

He noted Chicago as a particular challenge, as city officials there have promised to shield undocumented immigrants from potential deportation. Now she's in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But since 2011, the number of detainers issued by ICE has fallen dramatically, from a high of under 310,000 to 13,253, according to TRAC's analysis.

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Columbus Police Say Missing Woman Found Dead Near Flat Rock River

The passenger door was left open, her cellphone and purse still inside. Watts' body was found roughly 120 miles away from the Delphi trail where teens Liberty German, 14, and 13-year-old Abigail Williams were discovered dead on February 14.

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Obama to receive JFK Library's 'Profile in Courage' award

Kennedy celebrated. And as of Thursday, he became the proud recipient of the John F. Kennedy "Profile in Courage" award . Obama will be the third president to receive the award. The book tells the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers by taking principled stands for unpopular positions. Kennedy Library Foundation began annual award in 1989 to commemorate Kennedy's birthday.

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Court ruling could remove wolves from federal protection

Fish and Wildlife Service had acted in an arbitrary and unlawful fashion in finding Wyoming's plan acceptable. The court's decision overturned a lower-court ruling that sided with conservationists who fought a state law that allowed the unlimited slaughter of wolves in a "predator zone that extended through most of the state", the environmental groups said.

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ICE Agents Arrest Woman After Speaking at Immigrant Rights News Conference

According to local ABC affiliate WAPT, Vargas was driving home from the press conference with a friend when ICE agents pulled them over and arrested her. Those who come to the US on a visa sign a waiver when they enter, agreeing to forgo their right to a hearing if they stay past their visa. Vargas' is now in immigration detention in Jackson, and her lawyer expects that she will soon be transferred to an ICE facility in Louisiana where her father and brother are now awaiting deportation.

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Suspect in Kim Jong-nam killing deported to N Korea

Pyongyang sent a high-level delegation led by its deputy ambassador to the UN Ri Tong-il to press for the release of Kim Jong-nam's body. Authorities said MrKim was killed within 20 minutes after two women smeared his face with VX, a banned nerve agent considered a weapon of mass destruction.

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Boris Johnson to visit Moscow soon for 'robust' talks

He added Moscow was against Trump's assessment of Iran as "the number one terrorist state". A visit to Moscow by Johnson has been in the works "for some time " and was discussed when Prime Minister Theresa May met Russian President Vladimir Putin in China in September past year, according to the statement.

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US Attorney General quits Russian Federation probe

The other encounter was in July at a Heritage Foundation event that was attended by about 50 ambassadors, during the Republican National Convention, the Post said . Mr Trump has repeatedly denied any personal ties to the Kremlin, and his aides have denied or played down contact with Russian officials . The American Civil Liberties Union, meanwhile, has called for an investigation into whether Mr Sessions perjured himself.

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Washington's John Ross sets NFL Combine record in 40-yard dash

His unofficial time was 4.22 seconds, which would be the fastest time in the 40 ever at the Combine. Stay tuned to as we await confirmation of his official time. Do pro football players ever watch the NFL Combine? To earn the real estate, the player will have to break Johnson's 40 record while wearing the 2017 adizero 5-Star 40 cleats and agree to endorse Adidas for the next year.

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Cool today, warming this weekend

Low temperatures Sunday morning should be in the middle 50s. Temperatures stay warm tonight . A warm front moves north tomorrow bringing in warmer air and bumping highs into the lower 60s Sunday . Temperatures will climb into the mid 60s again on Tuesday , but our rain chances increase. Happy Saturday! While the morning has started off in the 30s, mild temperatures will return this afternoon.

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Young DREAMer Daniela Vargas Could Be Deported Today Without Even a Hearing

Daniela Vargas , 22, was detained by ICE agents who pulled over a friend's auto on a nearby freeway after she left a coalition of clergy members, civil rights lawyers and other advocates for immigrants at Jackson City Hall, according to one of her lawyers, Nathan Elmore.

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With VOICE Agency, Trump Continues 'Nativist Demonization' of Immigrants

A senior administration official also told journalists that Trump would be open to legalization for undocumented immigrants who have not committed serious or violent crimes. Funding for the office would come from resources formerly allocated to assist undocumented immigrants. Asked before the Presidents Day recess if Congress should play a role in addressing undocumented immigrants, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "The president has a lot of latitude in this area and I ...

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Rand Paul says Obamacare 'repeal' secrecy is cause for concern

Republicans now believe this could be accomplished in reconciliation. Regardless, only a few better-off Americans would qualify for it because most have health insurance through their jobs. Murphy went on to criticize the secrecy of Republican efforts, saying their refusal to allow even a peek at the draft underscores its unpopularity right out of the gate.

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GOP Leaders to Conservative Rebels: Trump Has Our Back on Obamacare

Steny Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, charging that Republicans are hiding the bill from the public. In fact, it wasn't the room where GOP members of the Energy and Commerce Committee were told to meet with staff to review the current draft of their bill at all.

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DHS considering separating families illegally crossing border

That document, obtained by the Associated Press , concluded that "citizenship is an "unlikely indicator" of terrorism threats to the United States and that few people from the countries Trump listed in his travel ban have carried out attacks or been involved in terrorism-related activities in the USA since Syria's civil war started in 2011", as AP reported .

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Mike Pence Used Personal E-mail for Indiana State Business, Got Hacked

Multiple sources confirm that Pence used his private account to discuss "sensitive matters and homeland security issues", including at least one exchange with his chief of staff and top homeland security adviser regarding terror-related Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests.

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Based company Vanity to close up shop in Williston

In North Dakota, Vanity has locations at West Acres in Fargo along with Grand Forks, Bismarck, Minot, Williston and Dickinson. "Thank you to all our loyal customers", the company wrote on its Facebook page . While mall officials say they have stores coming into the mall, 10 spots remain open. Vanity is located inside the East Hills Shopping Center. Apparel retailers, always beset by fickle consumer tastes- and these days by changing consumer behavior that is sending more purchases ...

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Nebraska Farm Bureau President Pleased With WOTUS Executive Order

In 2015, the Obama administration issued a new rule reinterpreting the Clean Water Act to extend federal protections to smaller rivers and streams. The EPA used the Clean Water Rule wants to clarify a portion of the Clean Water Act to give the agency more control over millions of acres of wetlands and streams.

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Weather: Severe Storms Expected To Move Through Region Wednesday Afternoon

The NWS forecast also provides a 70 percent chance of precipitation for the evening, as well as 45 percent chance of wind gusts more than 50 miles per hour and a 5 percent chance of a tornado . The next level is a Slight Risk: This is associated with scattered severe storms and one or two tornadoes. Workers cut down a tree after a portion of it fell on a house during a storm that roared through IL and parts of the Midwest.

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Obamacare: Republicans Keep Draft Of Affordable Care Act Replacement Under Wraps

Reps. Frank Pallone of New Jersey and Jan Schakowsky of IL came up empty at Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's office and then headed to Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden's office where they were also turned away. Now, evidently, someone has written a replacement bill. "They said , 'You have the wrong room'". But while GOP leaders say they haven't yet finalized the bill, conservatives believe the legislation is being drafted in secret, out-of-view from them and the American people.

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Donald Trump Wants to Spend $54 Billion More On Defense

The fiscal 2017 OCO budget request was $58.8 billion, and it's highly likely that the Trump administration will add about $30 billion to this amount via a defense supplemental spending bill. "Some 60 percent of the entire US government budget comprises spending on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security - the medical and social safety nets that support older and poorer Americans", explains Daniel Twining of the German Marshall Fund.


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