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New Trump Executive Order Could Lead to a Smaller Education Department

The executive order, entitled "Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch", is part of President Trump's ongoing effort to streamline government operations and regulations. Those proposals are due to the White House within 180 days, according to the executive order. "We will then work with Congress to implement these recommendations", he added.

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Judge Napolitano: Obama Used British Intel Organization to Spy on Trump

He said: "Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command". Trump's assertions have put his administration in a bind. Trump tweeted on March 4 that Obama had tapped his phones at Trump Tower during the election. A spokesperson for the DOJ said the agency needs more time "to review the request in compliance with the governing legal authorities and to determine what if any responsive documents may exist".

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Mother abandons 2-year-old daughter at grocery store

Sunday, March 12, with her toddler. It happened at the Food 4 Less in Riverside this week. The mother deserted the toddler after paying for the groceries, police said. A Good Samaritan even brought the 2-year-old to the mother, and she reportedly responded, "Oh just leave her". Police say that it appears as though the child was left intentionally by the woman that the child identified as "mommy" when shown surveillance footage.

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Lawmakers urge appropriators to reject Coast Guard cuts

Almost $2 billion in funding cuts that President Donald Trump plans for the Transportation Security Administration and Coast Guard would "spell real trouble for security" on Long Island and in New York City, Sen. The letter also cites the nation's need for more icebreakers as Arctic ship traffic increases. In addition, the Coast Guard said, it saved 5,174 lives in 2016 with air and water rescue services at stations located around the country.

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Cobra search underway in Ocala neighborhood after snake slithers out of cage

Officers immediately started searching around his home on the 900 block of Ninth Street Northeast and eventually alerted neighbors, telling them to use caution until the snake is caught. The search effort continued into Tuesday afternoon, keeping residents in the neighborhood on edge. Ocala police, Marion County Fire Rescue and FWC are investigating.

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Even here in our community, colorectal cancer disrupts and ends more lives than necessary. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the USA, but if detected early, 90 percent of deaths are preventable. According to a study published last month in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, colon and rectum cancer is becoming more common among Americans younger than 50.

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Donald Trump fires Indian American Bharara, 45 other U.S. attorneys

After conducting a review of Ailes' behavior, he was asked to resign by the network's legal team, as the allegations against him were found to be true, according to CNN's Brian Stelter . Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York), who represents the state in which Bharara is based, said he was "caught off guard" by the announcement and that Bharara will be "sorely missed" in NY.

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The Truth About the CBO Report: Media Spin Ignores These Key Facts

Even before the CBO report, a wide assortment of health groups denounced the Republic health plan. He said that the plan will "cover more individuals at a lower cost". Nonpartisan analysts project that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Tom Cotton Blasts House Republican Plan To Replace Obamacare

He also urged the House to make changes to the legislation before it reaches the Senate. But during a Tuesday appearance on conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt's show , Cotton dismissed their line of thinking, calling it "political talk" and saying flatly that there was "no three-phase process".

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Winter Storm Stella could drop up to a foot of snow

Although nor'easters are often hard to predict, Speciale said, the National Weather Service feels strongly this weather system will slam much of the Hudson Valley with at least a foot of snow. The heaviest snowfall was expected this morning through the afternoon, with snowfall rates as high asSFlb 2 to 4 inches per hour. In Philadelphia, the weather service called the storm "life-threatening" and warned people to "shelter in place".

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Cold Days, Freezing Nights for the Southeast

Tuesday morning until 10 a.m. Thursday morning. The weather headline: expect much colder and drier air to filter in to the Carolinas. A freeze warning means that sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely, and those conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation, the weather service notes in its announcement of the freeze warning.

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House Republicans release bill to overhaul Affordable Care Act

As we move from a Washington-driven system to a more vibrant market, we will make sure no one has the rug pulled out from under them. The GOP has repeatedly complained that the Affordable Care Act renders health care unaffordable. This, however, may be a feature, not a bug, as many Republicans have said the mandate from the ACA was forcing Americans who did not want coverage into getting insurance, a point echoed by Chaffetz.

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Trump on charm offensive in bid to scrap Obamacare

That won't be known until the Congressional Budget Office scores it, which could be a game changer. "So I'm glad our colleagues in the House and our friends in the White House fully understand why this is such a priority and why we need to keep the promise that we made".

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Teen Forced to Have Sex With 1K Men Sues Philly Motel

A motel accused of looking the other way as children were shuffled in and out of its rooms for sexual exploitation is facing what may be the first lawsuit of its kind under a Pennsylvania statute. " We just rent the room and that's all we can do ", he said .He said he has a close relationship with the police and if there's unruliness in a room, the motel guests would be told to leave.

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Injury sidelines Alaina Coates for NCAA tournament

The Gamecocks as an NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed should still be strong enough to win first and second-round games in Columbia this week - against UNC-Asheville on Friday at Colonial Life Arena and against the Michigan State-Arizona State victor on Sunday.

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Sean Spicer Says President Trump Wasn't Specifically Accusing Obama of Wiretapping

The controversy comes from Trump's unsubstantiated claims about being under surveillance by the Obama administration, which the president posted in a series of tweets more than a week ago. They expected the department to provide any evidence to support Trump's claims that Obama had Trump Tower surveilled during the 2016 election. The senator's call for more information follows a request from two leading members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for "copies of any warrant applications ...

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18th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

Bad weather has forced the cancellation of Auckland St Patrick's Day festivities. The parade had everything from people singing and dancing to traditional Irish eats. "Ireland You Are" is the theme for the Festival Parade in Dublin this year. There were festive floats, marching bands, bagpipers and an excited crowd.

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Trump's budget opens new fight among Republicans

Mr. Trump is facing strong opposition from Democrats and many conservative Republicans in Congress over the GOP legislation that was introduced last week to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a system of tax credits to purchase insurance.

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Airlines already canceling flights ahead of Tuesday's blizzard

According to FlightAware .com, airlines have cancelled more than 1,500 flights today with another 5,000 or so flights cancelled for Tuesday as a preemptive measure. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was due to meet President Donald Trump in Washington on Tuesday, postponed her trip until Friday, the White House said.

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Dem Rep Handcuffed After Staging Sit-In at ICE Office

Luis Gutierrez tried to convince Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to reverse a decision to deport a Mexican immigrant who is to be separated from her six children. The spokesman said: 'They were briefly placed in flexible plastic restraints before ICE officials relayed that they no longer wanted the individuals removed from the building'.

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What Paul Ryan Said When He Abandoned Trump

The comments, which came on a conference call with House Republicans, were heavily reported at the time , following the leak of a 2005 tape in which Trump bragged about touching women without their consent. After more than seven years of complaining about the Affordable Care Act and refusing to agree on actions to improve it, the GOP House has now introduced "Trumpcare", a plan that badly fails to meet President Donald Trump's promises for better and less expensive health care for all.

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Amber Alert issued after 'shooting incident' in Delta

Officials say James Christoper Ramey took his son Winston Ramey, at about 5:09am, Tuesday, from a residence in Delta. The toddler weighs approximately 32 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. Those with information should contact the Wauseon Police Department at 419-335-3821. Authorities are looking for a James C. Ramey, 27, who is considered armed and unsafe.

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Federal Reserve expected to raise interest rates

After 77 consecutive months of net job growth, the nation's payrolls have grown by almost 17 million. All across America, adults who gave up on finding jobs are returning to work, stock markets are booming, and all the measures of consumer and business confidence are remarkably buoyant.

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$435M Powerball jackpot victor stays anonymous

Lottery officials would only say the victor is a man who graduated from Purdue University. The jackpot is the seventh-largest in the history of Powerball. The winning numbers were: 10-13-28-52-61. "I know that there's a lot of things that are really bad going on". The victor is a Purdue University alumnus and family man who will use his money to fund his education and the educations of his family.

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Storm prompts BARTA to cancel all service Tuesday

Lighter snowfall may linger late Tuesday night into Wednesday . The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for most of the D.C. Poughkeepsie... Dutchess County Government is bracing for the significant winter storm expected to hit the region tomorrow. Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.

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Forecasters say no snow, but expect high winds

Look for more snow this afternoon before 2 p.m. with total daytime snow accumulation of around 2 inches . No wind warnings have been issued, and wind speeds are expected to be between 10 and 15 miles per hour. Lighter snowfall may linger late Tuesday night into Wednesday . A mix of snow, sleet and rain left many roads across the D.C. area an icy mess Tuesday morning, closing several of the region's school districts.

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Airlines Cancel 5300 Flights Ahead of US Northeast Storm

Airlines were saying they would allow travelers to rescheduled flights without paying a penalty for the next several days. One of those flights canceled by the storm was for a group of 31 parents, teachers and students from two Wake County schools who were headed overseas for a school-sponsored trip.

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State Democrats: Proposal could make educations debt-free for nearly 400000 students

Other parts could face opposition from Brown as well. They called it the nation's most ambitious plan to fight spiraling student debt. The grants, to be phased in over five years starting in 2018-19, are aimed at easing costs for housing, books and transportation for students with family incomes up to $145,000 a year.

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Trump plans to host Chinese president at Mar-a-Lago in April

China's President Xi Jinping (Center) attends the second plenary session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 8, 2015. "The Secretary understands that China feels differently certainly with respect to THAAD", Spicer said. Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is a possible site for the summit, which will be closely watched considering Trump's tough talk on China dating back to the campaign.

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Accused White House Fence Jumper Released

At a pretrial hearing in Washington , Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather said Jonathan Tran would be released on his own recognizance on condition he comply with conditions laid out by the court. Published by the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general, the heavily redacted report said that on the night of September 19, 2014, there was a communication breakdown among Secret Service personnel when Omar Gonzalez chose to scale a 7 ft.

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What's next for the GOP Obamacare replacement?

Trump tweeted his support of the proposal Tuesday, calling it "our wonderful new Healthcare Bill". McCarthy also said Republicans will shortly begin a third phase of the plan to replace the law - piggybacking on the partial repeal being considered now, as well as administrative actions.

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Vallejo police in California will review controversial arrest footage

Vallejo police said Internal Affairs is reviewing the video to investigate all aspects of the arrest including the officer's use of profanity. The officer can be seen on video punching the suspect repeatedly with his fists and flashlight while the suspect shouts "I am God, I am God".

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Way in Which US Attorneys Told to Resign Came as Surprise

Among those asked to resign included Bharara, the US Attorney General for Southern District of NY, who was appointed by Obama in 2009. Manhattan U.S. "I do believe that something odd happened", he said. Since Trump took office, Schumer has expressed little interest in working with the new president.

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March Blizzard Forces MTA to Shut Down Above-Ground Subway Service

The region anticipates "substantial MTA service changes", which would affect subways, buses, the Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued a state of emergency ahead of Tuesday's nor'easter. The inclement weather snarled White House plans for a meeting between President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel . The airline-tracking site FlightAware says more than 3,000 Tuesday flights are already canceled .

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Penn State's Tim Curley & Gary Schultz Plead Guilty In Sandusky Coverup

Curley and Schultz, along with Spanier, were accused of not reporting to law enforcement former Nittany Lions assistant and whistleblower Mike McQueary's assertion that he witnessed Sandusky in early 2001 sexually assaulting a boy in a shower at Penn State.


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