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JCPenney at the Coastal Grand Mall to close

But in its February 24 announcement, J.C. Penney did not say which of its approximately 1,000 stores would go dark, adding that the locations would be publicly named in mid-March. Macy's opened in August 2001. The list also names the J.C. Penney store in the Capital City Mall in Camp Hill. "The company doesn't comment on analyst reports or market speculation, and will issue a list of closing locations in mid-March", Joey Thomas, speaking for Plano, Texas, based J.C.

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Wine about it: DC wine bar suing Donald Trump for lost business

The hotel is among hundreds of businesses that could create unprecedented conflicts of interest for Trump, a NY real estate developer and reality television star who became president in January. Trump and other agencies of the United States government if they patronized the Hotel". The fact that the president shows up on the weekends only further handicaps the matchup, with Rome telling the magazine, "it seems to us to be a clear situation in which he's using his office of the president to get ...

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Tennessee officials: 2nd confirmation of avian flu

This chicken breeding operation is located in Giles County, Tenn. On March 6, routine screening tests at the Giles County premises indicated the presence of avian influenza in the flock. The main difference in LPAI and HPAI is the mortality rate in domesticated poultry. A slight change to the viral structure can make a virus deadly for birds.

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Bishop Ricken says Catholics can eat meat on St. Patrick's Day

March 17th falls on a Friday this year, and on Fridays during Lent, Catholics are encouraged to abstain from eating meat. "Through our penitential practices, both individually and as the Church, we unite ourselves to the sufferings of Our Lord Jesus Christ and renew our lives more closely to Him", according to the decree , which Callahan issued on February 14.

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Google goes after Slack with Hangouts overhaul

Today, it revealed that it will be basically splitting Hangouts into two clients and services. Enterprise customers will also get a dial-in number automatically - no third-party plugin required - and tapping the calendar entry from an iPhone or Android phone will open up the phone app with the number and the meeting ID ready to dial.

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"Day Without a Woman" demonstration planned for Wednesday

When I worked at the Arizona Family Policy Council, my boss Cathi Herrod would always say that abortion not only ends a beating heart, but it breaks a woman's heart. In New York , organizers are planning a gathering in Central Park at noon. Wednesday is International Women's Day, which is usually celebrated in the United States with a feel-good events heralding the importance of women's rights.

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Man forced to drink caustic substance in Chicago dies

Police and the Cook County medical examiner's office say Darrius Ellis was found early Monday in the city's West Englewood neighborhood and was taken to a hospital, where was pronounced dead.

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Family of slain Delphi teen Liberty German to speak Thursday morning

German and Williams loved to play softball, so donations made in their names will establish a scholarship and a memorial softball field in the area, Patty said. Their bodies were found the next day, less than a mile from where they were last seen. Sheriff Leazenby, who is in charge of the double murder investigation, told DailyMail.com this week that despite 11,000 tips from across the US, a sweep of the county's sex offenders' register and 200 investigators working daily on the case, they ...

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Setback for Transgender Students in Rights Lawsuit

Last week, USA corporations, rights groups, civil libertarians, current and former police chiefs, more than 30 US cities, 196 House Democrats, clergy, parents, students and teachers flooded the Supreme Court with briefs supporting Gavin in his school bathroom battle.

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8 women rescued from million dollar home in human trafficking case

According to Fulton County property records, the two-story brick home measures 6,806 square feet and is valued at $976,300. According to police, a 20-year-old woman called 911 Tuesday morning asking for help getting out of a home located in the 100 block of Strauss Lane.

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Philip Hammond risks Tory backlash with tax hit on the self-employed

Hammond said "class 4" national insurance contributions for the self-employed , paid by those with profits of 8,060 pounds or more a year, would increase by 1 percent to 10 percent from April 2018, followed by a further 1 percent increase in April 2019.

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Gay Veterans: St. Patrick's Day Parade Boots Them in Boston

Linda Dorcena Forry, whose district includes South Boston , said in a statement: "I am deeply disappointed in the decision by the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council to exclude OUTVETS in the 2017 Saint Patrick's Day Parade". There have calls from other quarters to boycott the parade by Congressman Seth Moulton and described the organiser's decision as "outrageous". "Let's just be clear, these are men and women who courageously put their lives on the line for our country".

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Suspect in Nashville nurse's murder had scheduled Wilson County court date

Metro police previously said an apparent stranger randomly broke into Ferguson's condo in the early morning hours of February 28 and fatally stabbed the 22-year-old. He was arrested for drug possession and has been in jail since. Based on reports, McLawhorn allegedly broke into the condo and stabbed Ferguson. He will be booked on the criminal homicide and burglary warrants by the Davidson County Sheriff's Office within the next several hours.

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Comey: Americans Shouldn't Expect Absolute Privacy

During his talk, Comey didn't discuss the WikiLeaks dump of CIA documents a day earlier that shows how the spy agency can turn everyday electronic devices like Apple iPhones and Google Androids, as well as Samsung smart TVs, into covert listening devices.

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Medical groups denounce GOP's Affordable Care Act repeal efforts

If the current Congressional proposal increases costs to older workers to the high level that it appears to, it will definitely lead to "job block" of older workers staying in jobs for the health insurance, said Katy Votava, president of Goodcare.com.

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Gov. Brownback to be named ambassador to United Nations for Food and Agriculture

Sam Brownback being named to an ambassadorship in Rome representing the U.S.at United Nations agricultural organizations. Early speculation that suggested Brownback would be picked to head the U.S. He says the governor's agriculture background and humanitarian work make him a good fit for the ambassador job. "It is a hugely important role right now", Lane said.

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Rutgers earns landmark Big Ten Tournament win | 10 takeaways

Heart and effort willed Rutgers back from an early 10-point deficit to a 66-57 comeback win over Ohio State in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament . In the end, this game was won on the defensive end, as Rutgers clamped down when they needed to most, holding Ohio State without a field goal in the final five plus minutes of the game.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court: Passengers can carry guns on Madison buses

Gun-rights group Wisconsin Carry challenged the policy, arguing that the state's concealed carry law prevented the city from banning permit holders from having a weapon on buses. In an email to The Badger Herald, City Attorney Michael May said the city is "disappointed" with the ruling. "We intend to ask the existing Legislature to make it clear that along with other areas under our control that we will have the ability to prohibit firearms on our public buses", Soglin said.

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Crossing in Deadly Train-Bus Collision Has History of Accidents: NTSB

He says the bus was carrying passengers from Austin, Texas, and appears to have been stopped on the tracks at the time of the crash. This is the second train-bus collision in the Biloxi area in as many months, according to the Sun Herald .

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IAEA verifies Iran's adherence to JCPOA for over year

When he was first elected, Amano was backed by Western powers seeking a more like-minded successor to Mohamed ElBaradei, who clashed with USA officials over Iran and was accused by the administration of George W. Referring to the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, a nuclear power plant accident in Japan caused by tsunami in 2011, Najafi said the group believes reports by the IAEA director and other documents released by the agency "play a major role in helping member states boost nuclear safety ...

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First Warning Forecast: Tracking the potential for snow this weekend

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy skies and scattered, light snow showers will be possible early Sunday, with a high temperature of 37 degrees. Winds: SW 5-15 miles per hour, gusts to 25 miles per hour. Right now, the track of the storm system is expected to pass to our south, with the biggest snowfall impacts possible for Southern Kentucky at this time.

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Officials give update on Reno County fire

Fires near Hutchinson consumed about 6,000 acres and destroyed eight homes. He says fire investigators have been unable to get into the area to assess damages due to the fire. There is also a pet shelter with space for horses. Much of Clark County in southwest Kansas has burned. Clark and Comanche counties are the hardest hit, with around 351,000 acres in Clark County and 151,000 in Comanche County that have burned.

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Trump Wants Congress To Investigate His Wiretap Claims

The White House doubled down on the wiretapping allegation on Sunday, calling for Congress to investigate the claim as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the election. The Democrats cited reports of the White House contacting the justice department and Federal Bureau of Investigation asking them to knock down reports of communications between Trump associates and Russians during the campaign.

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Law Professor Says Trump Could Be Facing Impeachment

The segment ended by saying "122 prisoners released from Gitmo have returned to the battlefield". He has disagreed with many of Trump's policies, argued that Trump has repeatedly violated the constitution during his first six weeks in office, claimed Trump is mentally unfit to remain office, and at least twice claimed there are grounds for impeachment of the 45th president.

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Melania Trump's popularity soaring by the day

The poll was conducted by phone, with 1,025 adult Americans taking part in the interview. The poll results also revealed that in February 2016, Trump's favorable rating was 24 percent compared to the unfavorable rating of 31 percent. The poll found 86% of Republicans have a favorable view of Melania Trump while just 22% of Democrats have a favorable view. Michelle Obama's numbers in that category were dramatically flip-flopped with 78 per cent women and 68 per cent men.

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman: 'I don't believe' Russian Federation helped Trump win

Nunes later hedged his comments and said that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may have been wiretapped and that Trump had raised "valid questions" about how his aides were listened in on. "The President has asked our committee to investigate this", Schiff told reporters Tuesday evening. The president's tweet, just after 7 a.m., referred to an Obama-era report from the Office of the Directorate of National Intelligence as citing 122 former captives as "re-engagers".

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After explosive Casey Anthony interview, her father's 'heart hurts'

This was the first time Anthony spoke to a news media outlet about her daughter's death or her years since the trial. Given the high profile nature of the case, it's a guarantee that this won't be the last that we hear from Caylee's family on her murder; But for now, both Casey Anthony and her family must live with the fact that nothing will bring the young girl back - a tragedy for all involved.

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AT&T customers in Texas unable to call 911

The Franklin Police Department tweeted that they believed the outage is affecting Franklin and Williamson County. Ionia County Central Dispatch says it will also provide information regarding the outage on its Facebook page . "We are aware of a service issue affecting some calls to 911 for wireless customers and we're working to resolve it as quickly as possible. We apologize for this inconvenience".

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Wisconsin men arrested in theft of 100000 diapers

The employee told police that over 1,700 cases of diapers, totaling more than $45,000, had been stolen, officers said. During a news conference Tuesday morning, police identified the suspects as Jason Havel, 42, Appleton, and John Forbes, 52, Neenah.

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Winds to ease as crews battle U.S. wildfires

The Texas A&M Forest Service and the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center forecast that winds, which help stoke the wildfires, will subside on Wednesday. "The fires still will be moving", Bunting told The Associated Press. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, says the Denver Post . In the Texas Panhandle, a pair of fires burned more than 195 square miles.

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Trump Meets With Democrats at White House to Talk Drug Prices

The president also suggested that some Democratic lawmakers, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, encouraged Cummings not to meet with Trump. The president of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Redonda Miller, will also be present. The meeting between Cummings and Mr. Trump was in the works for several weeks.

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GOP Sen. Susan Collins: House Healthcare Bill Dead-On-Arrival In Senate

The Senate sent the measure to Gov. Matt Bevin on a 32-5 vote Monday evening. Senate Bill 275 , sponsored by state Senator Nathan Dahm, provides positive reforms to Oklahoma's current state preemption laws and makes technical changes to better clarify the intent of the law.

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Senate Votes to Block Obama Teacher-Preparation Rules

The Obama Administration finalized the BLM Planning 2 .0 Rule in December. Republicans have taken advantage of a seldom-used law known as the Congressional Review Act to overturn the BLM 2.0 rule as well as other recently enacted regulations with simple majorities in both chambers, denying senators the opportunity to filibuster and stall a vote.

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Trump to nominate Noel Francisco for solicitor general

Supreme Court, according to two sources familiar with the hiring process. His comments may indicate how his new solicitor general could frame the issue for the Supreme Court. In another case decided past year, he represented religious nonprofits that sought an exemption from a provision of the Obamacare healthcare law that requires employers to provide female workers with health insurance that includes contraception coverage.

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LA Voters Reject Anti-Development Ballot Measure, Give Mayor Second Term

After the measure's trouncing at the polls, supporters said their campaign changed the debate over development in Los Angeles. Almost 60 percent of early ballots voted "no" on the measure. The slow-growth proposal challenges Garcetti's vision for building thousands of new apartments clustered around train stations. They argue that City Hall too often bends to politically connected developers whose large projects with high rents drive out lower-income residents, contributing to homelessness ...


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