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Metro Atlanta Jobless Rate Rose Slightly In January

The number of initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 17,161, or 52.7 percent, to 49,718 in January. "These are very good numbers indicating tight labor market conditions", Daniel Sanabria of Comerica Bank wrote in a note. The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that the unemployment rate in the Northwest Georgia region in January was 5.8 percent, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 5.2 percent in December.

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A Federal Judge Blocked Trump's Revised Travel Ban

This comes just days after Hawaii went on to become the first of the US States to sue Trump's revised travel ban order. "The illogic of the government's contentions is palpable", Watson wrote . Hawaii and other states have opposed the travel order. The new travel ban was blocked by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii . One of the most prominent changes in the order removed Iraq from the list of majority-Muslim countries from which travel to the United States would be ...

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After Travel Ban Ruling, Return to 9th Circuit Court Would be Next

We thought it well-nigh impossible to outdo the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for foolish, unsafe legal reasoning, but Honolulu district judge Derrick Watson has managed it. "This is.an unprecedented judicial overreach". Any of the district judges can weigh whether federal laws and presidential orders are constitutional, as Judge James Robart - the judge for the western district of Washington State - was asked to do with Mr.

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Chelsea Clinton Is Authoring Children's Picture Book Titled 'She Persisted'

The theme of the book , according to Clinton, will be women who refused to be silent and who overcame opposition. McConnell later remarked: "She was warned". "The 13 women in " She Persisted " all overcame adversity to help shape our country - sometimes through speaking out , sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience", the 37-year-old mom of two - who authored her first children's book, "It's Your World", in 2015 - said.

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Trump nominates Boeing executive to serve as deputy defense secretary

In that role, he's responsible for the company's manufacturing operations and supplier management functions. Among them is a Boeing executive who previously oversaw army aviation and missile defense programs. The job of Trachtenberg's potential boss, undersecretary of defense for policy, remains unfilled. - Robert Daigle, of Virginia, selected to serve as DoD's director of cost assessment and program evaluation.

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Budget committee advances GOP's ObamaCare repeal bill

The Majority Leader can lose no more than two Republican votes (presuming all Democrats oppose the bill) if he hopes to pass the AHCA through the budget reconciliation process. At a late rally in Nashville Wednesday, Trump said: "We're going to arbitrate, we're all going to get together, we're going to get something done".

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Though Winter Storm Stella Has Passed, Flight Cancellations Continue

Among the cancelled flights were those to and from New York City's JFK Airport. Bradley International Airport is open and crews are continuing with clean up operations. "Proactively canceling the flights allows us to give our customers advance notice and also get our operations up and running after the storm passes".

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Sexual Assault At Army, Navy College Campuses On The Rise

More than 12 percent of women and almost two percent of men said they experienced unwanted sexual contact, compared to eight percent of women and one percent of men two years ago. At a congress meeting Tuesday, Senate Armed Services Committee members rebuked the commandant of the Marine Corps, General Robert B. Neller, regarding the lack of anything being done since initial reports of harassment online were brought into light in 2013.

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Patrick's Day to be celebrated in Tyler-area restaurants and nightclubs

Patrick's Day in style". Come decked out in your best green attire, and get ready to celebrate like the Irish do! As Dubai goes green on March 17 to celebrate the island of Ireland and it's patron saint, Patrick, a fair majority of the more than 200 different nationalities here will be enthusiastically donning their green-themed garments, from hats to tee-shirts, and amusing wigs to face paints.

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Oklahoma state senator charged with child prostitution

One such message allegedly showed the teen asking Shortey if he could do any jobs for him for money for spring break. Officers smelled marijuana coming from a room. According to the father, his son had been soliciting individuals on Craigslist and had a history of drug use. She says she watched the teen and the adult known to be Shortey enter the hotel room together.

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Warmer temperatures just around the corner, freeze warning still in effect

There's only a chance of showers over the weekend, but showers are likely on Monday . Around an inch of new snowfall accumulation is expected, and the low will be around 28. It will become clear at night. West wind around 7 miles per hour. Partly sunny, with a high near 62. Wind chill values between 10 and 20. The beginning of the month saw well above normal temperatures, with a high of 70 in Central Park on the 1st.

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Different Plans in Mix for Ride-Hailing, But Deal Could Be Near

Gabrielle Jasinski, a spokeswoman for 1010data, says the study was not commissioned by either ride-hailing company and that 1010data has no affiliation with either company. It's a small win, but after the past few weeks, Uber will probably take what it can get. "But I also want to say that I support it because my wife who travels extensively has kind of put her thumb on the scale, in terms of what she thinks about this legislation and she normally doesn't even do that".

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French weather presenter with Down syndrome scores a hit

She has now fulfilled her dream after hosting a slot on national public channel France 2 last night. Video of the presentation shows Ms Segard effortlessly running viewers through local weather, pausing to "send kisses to all the Louises" for the upcoming feast day of Saint Louise de Marillac.

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Orlando prosecutor won't seek death penalty for murders; Gov. Scott demands recusal

Ayala says there is no evidence of improved public safety for citizens or law enforcement with the death penalty, and that such cases are costly and drag on for years. The law now requires a unanimous jury recommendation for death. Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton was shot four times outside an Orlando Walmart in January after she received a tip that Loyd was at the store.

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Was Roger Stone the victim of a deliberate hit-and-run vehicle accident?

In the USA, "deep state" is viewed by many as a conspiracy theory alluding to a clandestine coalition of security forces (CIA, FBI), influential financial institutions (like George Soros) and more recently, Obama administration figures - all working together to undermine President Trump.

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Prosecutors: No Federal Charges For De Blasio, Staff In Campaign Fundraising Probe

The Manhattan district attorney said it was also ending its investigation into whether the mayor had violated campaign-finance law by improperly channeling money to Democratic candidates in the 2014 New York State Senate race. Grand juries have also been hearing evidence into state inquiries into the de Blasio administration's fundraising practices. The investigation hinged on whether de Blasio solicited donations from developers and others who had business before the city in exchange for ...

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Sen. Gardner Says We Need A Westerner On The Supreme Court

Judge Gorsuch's nomination is unique in an important way: It has buy-in from in voters and the American people. Indiana U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly recently promised to "carefully review and consider the record and qualifications of Neil Gorsuch", President Donald Trump's nominee to fill the current vacancy on the U.S.

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Republicans Skeptical About Trump's US-Mexico Border Wall

As anticipated, the Trump budget will include increases for defense spending and border protection. Among the hundreds of companies expressing interest in helping to build United States president Donald Trump's southern border wall, one four-member concern stands out: It is from Mexico.

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Northeast snowstorm could be biggest since Blizzard of '93

In Washington the scenes helped explain why the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel was postponed. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard watch from late tonight through to tomorrow evening for New York City and parts of northern New Jersey and southern CT, while winter storm warnings and watches were issued for the remainder of the region.

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Strike Two: Trump's Second Travel Ban Halted

The executive order, which would temporarily suspend immigration from six countries as well as the United States refugee program, will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Ferguson acknowledged the changes to the order, but said the revised ban still "bars entry for virtually all other individuals from the listed countries", including relatives of US citizens and students who have been admitted to state universities and people who might seek work at schools and businesses.

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California joins legal challenge to revised Trump travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the Trump Administration's revised travel ban from taking effect, according to The Washington Post . In response to Hawaii's lawsuit, the Department of Justice in court papers filed on Monday said the president has broad authority to "restrict or suspend entry of any class of aliens when in the national interest".

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Millions left uninsured under Republican health plan - United States budget office

On Wednesday morning, he made the pitch on Fox Business News , his fourth appearance on the constellation of networks owned by Rupert Murdoch in the past week. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) has called for the House to slow down its current pace to try to pass the legislation late next week, saying it's doomed in the Senate and instead suggesting the proper course is a much more deliberative approach over many more months.

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Mobile 'ghost calling' glitch causing long 911 hold times in Dallas

But for Bridger Alex and her later son, the push to find a solution to the ghost calls problem is too little, too late. Brandon Alex's babysitter was reportedly on hold for over 30-minutes while Brandon's life hung in the balance. Since late previous year, hundreds of customers have been placed on hold when they called for emergency services. Alex blames the city and T-Mobile for not getting the issue fixed back in November, but the city says there's no evidence the ghost calls contributed ...

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Two decades of efforts to disarm NKorea 'have failed': Tillerson

Tillerson, the former oilman Trump chosen to head his diplomatic team, reiterated that message. The U.S. declined to participate under the George W. Bush administration when the group was formed, citing numerous same concerns Tillerson recently voiced.

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Percent Of Voters Approve Of Trump In Latest Rasmussen Poll

President Trump's job approval rating has dropped five points in Fox News surveys since last month. Less than a week ago, a poll from CNN/ORC showed Melania Trump's approval rating had overtaken her husband's. On immigration, 41 percent approve of how the president is dealing with the issue. Read: Is Donald Trump A Good President? Still, 54 percent of American voters said the country was headed in the wrong direction, and fewer than half of Americans thought the country was moving ...

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No verdict - yet - in former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca's re-trial

Times . Decades after he first put on a sheriff's deputy star, Baca, 74, now faces up to 20 years in prison for directing deputies in 2011 to hide an informant from Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who were investigating the abuse of inmates in the county jails.

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Gold rises on European poll worries; investors wait for Fed outcome

The Fed's updated projections showed that policymakers expected the federal funds rate to rise to around 1.4 percent at the end of 2017, unchanged from the estimates they made in December, implying two more rate hikes later this year .

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GOP health care bill would hurt Mass. middle class

However, his fix for the system is to "repair and transform" the private insurance market. While consumers might occasionally complain about choice and access issues, the biggest problem with the system is cost. Because of these factors, we can not expect the free market (whether you define that market to be one between the providers or one between the insurers) to properly control price.

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Donald Trump's Ex-Wife To Publish Memoir On Raising Kids

Ivana Trump's memoir will recount "the lessons she taught her children", her childhood in communist Czechoslovakia, move to NY, whirlwind romance and her success as a businesswoman, Gallery Books said. Ivana Trump became Donald Trump's first wife in 1977, and the pair divorced in 1990. Nina Cordes at Gallery will edit the book. Ivana Trump is no newbie author - she has written several novels as well as the 1995 divorce guide , " The Best is Yet to Come: Coping with Divorce and Enjoying ...

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Judge Won't Stop Oil From Flowing Through Disputed Pipeline

U.S. District Court Judge James A. Boasberg ruled Tuesday that the Cheyenne River Sioux and Standing Rock Sioux are unlikely to prevail on the merits of their challenge to his March 7 decision, saying that the court "believes that Plaintiff does not have a strong case on appeal".

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UK Students/Faculty get free steak dinner if Cats win national title

Cincinnati upscale restaurateur Jeff Ruby has promised a free steak dinner for every Northern Kentucky undergraduate student if the No. 15 seed Norse upsets No. Northern Kentucky vs. Kentucky is expected to tip at 9:40 p.m. Friday. "NKU is a real asset to the community as they continue to produce extraordinary talented leaders for our region and beyond".

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Cannon AFB Military Plane with Three On Board Crashes in Clovis

Officials will not release the identities of the airmen until 24 hours after their next of kin is notified. An investigation into the accident is underway. "We are deeply saddened by this loss within our Air Commando family..." The U-28A is part of AFSOC's [Air Force Special Operations Command] NSAv [Non-standard aviation] fleet, and is operated by the 319th, 34th and 318th Special Operations squadrons.

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Detroit officers shot, suspect in custody

Authorities identified a man named Raymond Durham as a "person of interest". Durham was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound he sustained during the initial encounter with police. Craig described the suspect as "armed and unsafe". The second officer was shot in the neck. The officers returned fire and eventually drove themselves to the Detroit Receiving Hospital, where they're both expected to survive.

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President Trump To Honor Andrew Jackson By Laying Wreath At His Home

President Donald Trump lay a wreath at the tomb of Andrew Jackson on the 250th anniversary of the former president's birth. "What a great visit. I'm a fan", he said. The Cherokee Nation sought to use the USA legal system to resist Georgia laws that stripped them of their rights. Trump has welcomed the comparisons to the populist seventh president, who defied party politics of the day.

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PinnacleHealth announces plan to buy 4 hospitals, including 2 in Lancaster County

The deal could give UPMC control over seven hospitals in Central Pennsylvania and a way to expand its growing health insurance line. In a prepared statement, PinnacleHealth said the UPMC deal comes as PinnacleHealth had been exploring collaborative relationships to expand health care choices and enhance physician recruitment efforts.


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