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Budget Director: Meals on Wheels 'Sounds Great,' But 'Not Showing Any Results'

He spoke out about his work with the Meals on Wheels program. The latest round of worldwide testing, conducted by the Programme for global Student Assessment (PISA) in 2015, ranked the USA 38 out of 71 participating countries in mathematics.

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Watch Fred Rogers fight for public broadcasting funding

Attacks on public media and the quality news programming it presents are to be expected from a president who believes the media is the "enemy of the American people ". This step is but the first in a long journey to decide funding levels for the federal government. Some conservatives have dreamed for years of the government getting out of the Big Bird business and forcing public broadcasting to find other sources of funding.

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Milpitas Man Who Jumped White House Fence Speaks To Reporter

Jonathan Tuan-Anh Tran, 26, who had two cans of mace and said he had an appointment with his "friend" President Donald Trump, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for entering the grounds without permission. He was living in his vehicle, the sibling added, before calling Tran a "very good brother". CNN said a variety of detection systems surround the White House in overlapping zones, with most relying on infrared and microwave technology that is subject to occasional malfunction or ...

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Former Texas congressman Stockman charged with violating federal election law

He made an initial appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge in Houston. Stockman then allegedly funneled money back to himself through donations made by his employees, according to the affidavit. The donation was solicited for the objective of renovating a house in Washington, D.C., called the Freedom House. The affidavit also says a director for special projects and a special assistant in Stockman's congressional office were involved in violations of campaign finance rules.

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Don't blame Ryan for lackluster bill

Madara, in a letter to the House committee's leadership. Heller's spokesman Mac Abrams said Friday that the senator said he can't support the bill as the House GOP has crafted it. "Trump says the attendees were "mostly no's, yesterday" and now they're all yes's". Meadows said his group has spoken with Senate Republicans about potential changes and will propose an amendment on Monday.

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University worker claims she was sacked for defending Trump's immigration policies

Gow said he did not know what specific mistakes were made in Dearman's firing. In an initial email sent in January, Gow said he was "shocked and saddened" by Trump's ban, but backed away from the statement and apologized in the February email.

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Council On Aging Fears Trump Budget Will End Program Funding

The Trump budget proposal wants to cut HHS by 17.9 percent. For one branch outside of Detroit, the community block grants make up about 30 percent of their budget, Bertolette said. But the biggest blows will affect the department's foreign aid programs, said Mulvaney , stressing that the administration believes "we have protected the core diplomatic functions" of the State Department.

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Body found in lake tied to deadly house fire, baby in SUV

Police say a auto she was in was spotted driving into Silver Lake in Madison County around 5:30 a.m. Highland paramedic Todd Zobrist arrived quickly, jumped into the 46-degree water and swam 50 to 75 feet to the SUV, where he found a baby floating inside the vehicle.

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James Cotton, Giant Of The Blues Harmonica, Dies At 81

Grammy Award-winning blues harmonica master James Cotton was born in Tunica, Mississippi in 1935. Sonny Boy Williamson II taught Cotton directly and recruited James to tour with him and Howlin Wolf. Known as " Mr. Superharp ", he recorded almost 30 solo albums, winning one Grammy Award, six Living Blues Awards, 10 Blues Music Awards and was inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame in 2006.

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Late Run Leads Hogs Over Seton Hall In First Round

Arkansas beat SC, 83-76, at Columbia, S.C., in their only meeting. This fact held up Friday as the Seton Hall Pirates hit the court for their Round of 64 meeting with the Arkansas Razorbacks on the court in Greenville, South Carolina. Their confidence is soaring. Seton Hall turns the ball over 11.9 times a game, while forcing 11.7 turnovers. It found itself on the East Coast against an opponent it feels it matches up with well.

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March 13: Rain chances high today as cold front approaches

Northwest wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. Today: Sunny, with a high near 38. West wind around 6 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. North wind around 5 miles per hour. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain or snow showers. MONDAY NIGHT: Rain chances continue with an overnight low temperature of 41 degrees.

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Rep. Gary Palmer votes against Obamacare replacement in committee

Progress reports earlier in the three-month enrollment season that ended January 31 had been showing higher participation than in the past. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that 24-million people would lose coverage by 2026 under the American Health Care Act , and nearly a half million Kentuckians are included in that number - according to the Urban Institute.

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Coachella Organizers Suing Urban Outfitters for Trademark Infringement

Strangely, the music festival's proprietors seems to think people would prefer to buy "official" Coachella clothes, and are potentially being tricked into buying unauthorized versions of shitty, faux-vintage garments. The lawsuit accuses UO of using the word " Coachella " in their metatags to produce festival-oriented search results on their products. " Coachella is about more than just music", one line reads.

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Thousands Come Out for St. Patrick's Day Parade In NYC

There has been a scramble to remove snow from the streets of New York in the wake of Winter Storm Stella, but the 256th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade will go on. The parade, which kicked off at 11 a.m. on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 44th Street, will make its way past "White House North" - Trump Tower - with its heavy security presence, organizers said.

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Timelapse Shows Chicago River Turn Green for St. Patrick's Day

Jameson shots and cocktails were flowing at 7 a.m.at 'Raised, ' the rooftop bar at the Renaissance Chicago downtown on West Wacker. This year's incarnation of the parade in Chicago was expected to feature the regular fare of people playing bagpipes, performing traditional Irish dances, floats and marching bands playing as local politicians walk along.

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Explosion destroys home in Washington, DC, suburb

Other nearby homes were also damaged, but no neighbors were injured. No other injuries have been reported. "I've heard there were calls from miles away, people calling". Firefighters said a Rockville, Md., home was leveled after an explosion . The blast caused damage to neighboring buildings and threw debris across the street, but a fire at the scene was quickly brought under control.

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US Coast Guard Suspends Search For 2 Missing Men After Extensive Hunt

Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission conducted 39 searches, according to the Coast Guard. The current pulled the students from the boat, and all but Luo were able to make it back to the boat. Davis claimed he told them not to jump in the water and that this was booked as a cruising event.

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Baby pulled from submerged vehicle expected to be OK

Of note, fifteen minutes after the fire started, a driver passing near Silver Lake in Highland , 16 miles away from where the house fire had just started, saw a vehicle heading down a hill toward the water. Louis. Campbell police said they believed that the house fire and the mother driving into the lake with her baby son were connected. It was unclear if there was a connection between the home and the vehicle.

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Chinese citizens found hidden in car's trunk at US-Mexico border

While the four Chinese nationals will face criminal processing and then likely removal from the United States, it seems that the American citizen who attempted to smuggle them across the border won't get off quite as easy. The driver of the vehicle, a 24-year-old male US citizen, is expected to face charges related to what officials call a human-smuggling attempt. They were later placed on an immigration hold, and are expected to be removed from the country.

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Quit stalking immigrants at California courthouses, chief justice tells ICE

However, ICE's (Immigration and Custom Enforcement) spokesperson for western region, Virginia Kice told NBC that the agency had no comment about Cantil-Sakauye's letter . Kice could not provide the numbers of unauthorized immigrants arrested at courthouses because she said the agency does not track its apprehensions by location, but she said the cases have been on the rise.

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Mulvaney: This Is a 'Hard-power Budget'

This increase in military spending, most of which is predetermined, would be offset by cuts in programs that lawmakers have a say over, what government experts call "discretionary spending". Other major cuts would be felt in the State Department, the plan revealed Wednesday. Sen. Rob Portman , R-Ohio, opposed a proposal to eliminate money for an initiative working to restore the Great Lakes.

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Federal Judges Block Trump's Immigration Ban (Again)

Circuit Court of Appeals, wrote in a dissent Wednesday. Bybee's comments came in a dissent against the 9th Circuit's decision not to revisit its ruling keeping the Trump administration's travel ban on hold. President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Nashville on Wednesday night. In addition to all of this, the order included detailed justifications for the temporary travel bans on the six remaining countries, cited the sources of the president's legal authority for the order, and ...

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Top US diplomat Tillerson faces first major challenge

Therefore, the peace and stability of the Korean peninsula is under serious threat. "Some Western media outlets blamed the current chaos on China's friendly policy toward North Korea, arguing that Beijing should impose tougher sanctions on Pyongyang to curb the latter's nuclear ambitions".

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White House stands by Donald Trump wiretapping claim

Trump originally made the allegations against former US President Barack Obama on March 4 in a series of early morning tweets . The leaders of the intelligence committees were briefed last week behind closed doors by FBI Director James Comey, who is set to be asked on Monday to comment publicly on Trump's claim during testimony before the House panel.

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Speaker Ryan defends CBO estimate the 24M would lose insurance

The report breaks down the projected costs of the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Conservatives are concerned the bill will cause health insurance premiums to rise , and their fears were compounded by the CBO's analysis of the legislation.

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Surveillance video shows arrest of Miami police officer

A 21-year-old police officer in Miami has been arrested following accusations he robbed members of the public while pulling them over for traffic stops. Acosta was hired in May 2016; he is now "relieved of duty without pay, pending termination", Cabrera continued. It wasn't clear Sunday if Acosta is represented by a lawyer.

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Trump Budget Chief Says Proposal Follows Through On Campaign Promises

During a sit down with CNN's Van Jones on "The Messy Truth", Collins watched as Jones spoke to a woman who relies on Meals on Wheels to get by. The city has a backlog of about $17 billion in needed repairs for its aging public housing, but the federal program that funds this work would be jeopardized under President Trump's budget plan .

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New health care bill has bad problems

The 90-minute event was held by the Bristol Chamber of Commerce. The original Affordable Care Act was, in my mind, unconstitutional - regardless of the Supreme Court decision. I was calling to express my dismay with the new Republican health care plan. "The current rate that they're paying is three times than a younger person is paying", she said.

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Health premiums would leap for many Californians under GOP plan

President Donald Trump told Americans he'd do it all on health care: "insurance for everybody ", better coverage and lower consumer costs . The proposal also would end the Obamacare expansion of the Medicaid insurance programme for the poor that accounted for about half of the 20 million people who had gained insurance.

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Crews respond to four-alarm fire in Downtown Raleigh

Boulevard and Glenwood Avenue was closed between Wade Avenue and West Morgan streets as a result of the fire. Twitter users across the city were posting pictures of the Raleigh skyline painted an eerie orange while downtown residents and bar patrons filled the streets, texting friends to check on their safety.

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Budget office finds GOP plan is not 'terrific'

The House Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would cause 24 million people to lose health insurance within a decade, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said on Monday. " CBO shows the bill is a far-reaching advance for the market principles and limited government that conservatives usually favor", the board wrote .

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Federer sends Nadal home, Kyrgios stuns Djokovic

The 23-year-old Thiem, who won his eighth ATP title in Rio last month, is among the young players keen to muscle in on the game's "Big Four" of Murray, Djokovic, Nadal and Federer. Following the five-set epic at Melbourne Park, this win was far more straightforward for Federer, who prevailed 6-2, 6-3. If you look at most of the matches , like Kyrgios against Djokovic or you name it, there is not that many long rallies unless both players really want it.

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Matthew Fisher-Davis' ill-advised foul dooms Vanderbilt

Fisher-Davis shot 7 of 15 and led Vanderbilt with 22 points. As a result, the Wildcats live on for another game. Vanderbilt's Matthew Fisher-Davis, with his team up by 1 and 14 seconds remaining, somehow thought it would be wise to intentionally foul Vandy's Bryant McIntosh as he moved up the court.

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Flight delays, cancellations continue at Orlando International Airport

As of Monday afternoon, Southwest has scrapped 884 flights, and American Airlines has canceled 619. Similar disruptions affected airports in Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington Dulles, and Washington Reagan National. airlines index.DJUSAR ended the day down almost 3 percent. Travelers are advised to check their airlines for updates. "In some locations in Pennsylvania, New York State and New England, snowfall from this storm could be the biggest March snowstorm since that of the ...

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West Virginia puts away Bucknell

Minutes later, the Bison pulled within one possession, but the Mountaineers scored the final eight points of the first half, including a lay in by Lamont West in the final seconds to give WVU a 42-33 lead heading into halftime. "We felt like if we played well, we'd have a chance and we certainly did". Thomas 3-9 7-9 13, Foulland 7-10 4-6 18, Brown 7-13 1-2 18, Mackenzie 7-15 4-4 23, Toomer 1-2 1-2 3, MacLeay 1-3 0-0 2, Moore 0-2 0-0 0, Sestina 0-1 0-0 0, Azzinaro 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 1-4 0-0 3.


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