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Senior US Justice nominee to face Senate grilling over Russian Federation probe

Rod Rosenstein, now the US attorney for the District of Maryland, testified Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the position of deputy attorney general for the Justice Department. Rosenstein said he would not take a stand on any individual case and it would be against his principle to describe the ways in which he would deal with it.

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Hillary Clinton Speaks Words of Wisdom for International Women's Day

If you didn't know, today (March 8) is International Women's Day, and Secretary Clinton will speak again tonight at the Kennedy Center in Washington for Vital Voices, a women's leadership group she founded. I have also been buoyed by the love and support that I've received from the young women I have mentored over my lifetime. Despite the lack of enthusiasm for a Clinton mayorship, New Yorkers would take her over de Blasio, according to a late January poll .

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Chance the Rapper Pledges To Give $1 Million To Public Schools

In response to the emperor comment, Rauner spokeswoman Eleni Demertzis said in a statement, "Sounds like someone has a Napoleon complex". The hip-hop artist made the announcement at a press conference at Westcott Elementary School on Monday, March 6, 2017 .

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New Jersey mayor charged in public worker overtime scheme

A six-count indictment charged the four with conspiracy, official misconduct, theft and tampering with and falsifying public records, among other charges. The work, including renovation, painting, carpentry, and electrical work, was allegedly performed while the three supervisors and other DPW employees were working for and being paid by the City of Paterson.

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Kawhi Leonard Hits Game-Winner, Then Gets Hit With Drug Test

The Spurs went 6-2 on their eight-game road swing with four straight wins to close it. I say "randomly" because there was pretty good reason to drug test him after that game. Harden, who sat out the first six minutes of the second period as is his norm, led all scorers with 23 points and seven assists in the first half. Keeping with how the Spurs typically conduct business, Leonard has been balling way under the radar.

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Clock ticks down on state's third execution of the year

Supreme Court considered a last-minute appeal. Theresa Rodriguez, Mark's sister-in-law, was getting out the passenger side of the vehicle, looked up at Ruiz as he walked toward her and smiled at him, according to court documents. Supreme Court considered a plea for a stay of execution. They also contended Ruiz's execution would be unconstitutionally cruel because he's suffered a "uniquely devastating psychological toll" after almost a quarter-century on death row, multiple execution dates ...

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Mayor: Recent Jewish Center Bomb Threats 'Unsettling'

The threat was made around 9:10 a.m. against the Chicago Jewish Day School on North Sheridan Road in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood, according to police. In Canada, centers in Toronto and Ontario also said they received threats. Last week , 20 bomb threats were called into JCCs in 12 separate states during the day, including multiple locations in NY and New Jersey.

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Senator Tim Kaine's son arrested at Trump rally that turned violent

The group disrupted the Trump rally with air horns, whistles, chants and a smoke bomb, according to the Pioneer Press . The "March 4 Trump" rallies held nationwide on Saturday were targeted by counter-protesters in several cities, including Berkeley, Calif., where 10 people were arrested following a violent scuffle.

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The Statue of Liberty Experienced an Oddly-Timed Power Outage

An EarthCam livestream captured the famous Ellis Island statue in the dark, with only her crown and torch illuminated in the NY skyline. A Twitter account for the Women's March movement theorized that the lights were flipped to symbolize Wednesday's call-to-action "Day Without a Women", which encourages women to skip work, refuse to shop and wear red.

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Gonzaga in WCC tournament final again

Zach Collins , who drained a three-pointer with 47 seconds left to ice the game, was not yet four months old. “Perk said it was a girls ball, which is insane, ” said GUs Nigel Williams-Goss. In the finals, the big man will face the St. Mary's Gaels who he has averaged 14.0 points and 7.5 rebounds aginst this season. He was not alone. Although he faced two defenders Williams-Goss charged the basket and scored on a fallaway while being fouled.

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Top Marine Sleuths Investigating Nude Photos Leak at Camp Lejeune

I am extremely disappointed to hear about reports of active members and veterans of the Marine Corps sharing nude photos of their female fellow service members. "We are thankful that Thomas Brennan , a Marine veteran, notified the Marine Corps and NCIS about what he witnessed on the "Marines United" page", said Marine Corps spokesman Capt.

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Monday weather expected to be warm, sunny

A wind advisory runs until 3 p.m. Tuesday for the Lakeshore. Sunday's forecast has rain , cold temperatures and breezy winds. As with any weather watch that seems to be on track, a warning is issued when the weather situation looks more certain.

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House Republicans Reveal Obamacare Replacement Plan

A nurse at a clinic in Boston gives a child an influenza vaccine injection. "This is Obamacare gone", Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), House Way & Means Committee Chairman, said at a news conference Tuesday. GOP bill: Would let insurers charge older customers five times as much. Now, these same states risk losing billions of dollars, leaving the most vulnerable Americans without a safety net.

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Stalker's video of Indians in United States fuels hate sentiment

Members of the Indian community in the U.S. have been alarmed by a video posted on an anti-immigration website, which shows Indian families relaxing in an OH park, while a man taking the video accuses them of stealing American jobs, the media reported.

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Here's How Women's Web Sites Will Cover the Women's Strike

While some are planning to publish content about it, others have made a decision to participate by going on strike themselves. "To strike as a woman worker is not just to strike in the workplace, but to understand the unity between domestic roles and public roles that as women we constantly have to straddle".

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Trump Surprises White House Tour Guests In The Most Ironic Way Imaginable

Trump greeted a group of about 100 people touring the East Wing of the White House and waved from behind a velvet rope flanked by a portrait of former First Lady Hillary Clinton adorning the wall. Martha Raddatz of ABC asked former press secretary Josh Earnest whether he would deny President Trump's claim that the Obama administration spied on his campaign.

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International Women's Day conference held

But how much would it hurt the US economy if every woman in America actually took the day off from work? "Around the world, International Women's Day is an important catalyst and vehicle for driving greater change for women and moving closer to gender parity".

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College Basketball Odds: Latest 2017 ACC Tournament Betting Lines

Berry shot 9 of 14 and made all five of his 3-pointers to offset a tougher shooting night for leading scorer and ACC player of the year Justin Jackson . Notre Dame making a deep run in the ACC Tournament and Louisville falling early (for NCAA seeding purposes) have our interest in Brooklyn. Heading in to the conference tournaments it is not clear who the top four spots in the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament will be.

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Texas Panhandle fires now 50 percent contained

The three victims were identified as Cody Crockett, Sydney Wallace and Sloan Everett, according to Richard Peet, a county judge and the Gray County Director of Emergency Management. TFS ground resources including fire engines, and bull dozers are actively engaged in firefighting efforts on this wildfire in conjunction with local resources.

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Brexit: UK government suffers second defeat at House of Lords

He also suggested it was unclear what would happen if the deal was not good enough, but Parliament "says no to walking away". "The prime minister has been very clear, we're a nation that honours its obligations and if we do have any bills that fall to be paid, we'll obviously deal with them in the proper way", Hammond told "The Andrew Marr Show" earlier on Sunday.

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Should former Port Authority chairman have been sentenced to jail?

The 77-year-old Samson pleaded guilty last summer to a bribery charge and faces up to two years in prison, though his plea agreement allows for the possibility of probation. "[David Samson] expressed deep remorse for his actions and has paid a significant personal and professional price". "It was corruption that is not to be tolerated", said the judge.

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What are Analysts report about: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)

Analyst's mean target price for KO is $43.79 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.50. Just yesterday Coca-Cola European Partners plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:CCE) traded 0.43% higher at $34.94. If you are reading this report on another website, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States & global copyright legislation.

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Lightning Flashes as Tornado Sirens Sound in Columbia, Missouri

The website for Kansas City-area power company KCP&L showed more than 100,000 customers without power late Monday evening. Scarborough said he is aware of 12 people who were treated for injuries, three of whom were transported to the hospital.

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WA Attorney General Reacts To New Travel Order

President Donald Trump's new executive order banning travel from certain Muslim-majority countries dropped key points from his original order, according to the attorney general who sued to stop the first order. Still, he says, the new travel order doesn't change his concerns about the president's intent behind the policy. Inslee added that working for Trump "has got to be one of the worst jobs in America".

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative stunned by Trump budget

Stefanik, called on Mr. Trump to provide $300 million funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in his FY 2018 Budget proposal. The bulk of the money - almost $12.6 million - has gone to the city for projects including rehabilitating the river near the city's steel mills, including cleaning the water for fish and removing byproducts that have gone into the water from heavy industry.

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Deputy AG Nominee Grilled About Russia at Confirmation Hearing

Asked by Sen. Dianne Feinstein whether he would appoint a special prosecutor, Mr. Rosenstein said it was too soon to make that kind of determination because he is not now privy to the type of information that he would need to review as part of any assessment.

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WKU football players involved in fraternity house fight

The man said he came to the house because current members of the fraternity reported football players outside. Police were called to the Pike house after "several" football players arrived in an attempt to fight. After police were called, one of the masked men was interrogated and admitted to the altercation. TMZ posted surveillance video that it said was of the fight at Western.

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Hollande: My 'ultimate duty' is to prevent a Le Pen presidency

If you want a phony jobs scam affecting not one but 24 legislators, you should take a look at the investigation launched by the European Anti-Fraud Office around 20 legislative assistants who were allegedly working for Le Pen's party while on the payroll of the European Parliament.

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President Trump Surprises Group of Schoolchildren as White House Tours Resume

President Trump then beckoned the children over and posed for photos with one boy who was courageous enough to join him, telling the shocked onlookers: "Work hard, everybody". "Tours of the #PeoplesHouse are now available - come on by & visit!" wrote realdonaldtrump . Look for first daughter Ivanka Trump to be front and center at the events, as well as Dina Powell, a top White House adviser whose portfolio includes women's issues.

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NC Teen Charged with First-Degree Murder After Decapitating Mother

Sheriff Kent Winstead says the first officer on scene found the teenager with a knife in one hand and his mother's head in the other. "It was a gruesome scene.I can't tell you how many wounds", Winstead told WRAL . "I mean, we just heard him crying and you could hear him all over the place". "He was just so upset", Mullins said. Oliver Funez, 18, of Franklin County, has been charged with first-degree murder after authorities said he decapitated his mother Monday afternoon.

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WikiLeaks releases new documents on Central Intelligence Agency hacking tools

WikiLeaks has published a new set of documents that shed light on the CIA's hacking capabilities. WIkileaks has dubbed the document collection " Vault 7 ", and claims that it is the "largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency".

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Russian Federation finally approved 'Beauty and the Beast, with a caveat

The movie is set to be released on March 17. Evangelist Franklin Graham joined the fight against the new "Beauty and the Beast" film that will feature Disney's first openly gay character . Noting that the film concludes with "a nice, exclusively gay moment", Condon told Attitude magazine , " LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston".

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Joe Lunardi ESPN Bracketology: 10 ACC Teams In Latest Projection

The five former Big East schools in the ACC claim 11 tournament championships from their old conference, including four by Syracuse and coach Jim Boeheim. However, the roller coaster continued. We'll be highlighting how the season has gone for each team, and discussing the state of each school heading into the postseason.

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Brzezinski Calls Trump's Presidency 'Fake' and 'Failed'

Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 7, 2017Brzezinski, the daughter of former President Jimmy Carter's national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, on Monday fought back tears as she argued that the Trump administration is pushing "an extremely risky agenda".

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Troopers: Wrong-way driver leads to fatal crash

A southbound 2016 Nissan Murano driven by Perkins veered onto the shoulder and struck the left rear of the trailer, Bueno said. The sequence of events is still under investigation. Sharnice Brown, 23, of Fort Myers, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital, according to State troopers. FHP reports show that the accident occurred in the southbound lanes of I-75 around mile marker 177 south of the Toledo Blade exit.


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