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US Government Bans Large Electronics on Flights Originating in 13 Countries

Neither source would specify what airlines were impacted beyond Royal Jordanian Airlines , which tweeted Monday that it will ban most electronics from the cabins on its flights to and from its North American destinations. Another US administration official says this covers devices larger than a cellphone. It is unclear which airlines are affected. The official told CNN that there is a security concern regarding passengers boarding non-stop flights to the USA from some specific countries.

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Government report IDs top 'sanctuary cities' that are declining ICE detainer requests

On Monday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have said that the Travis County Sheriff's Office, located in Texas capital county, has released 142 illegal immigrants for whom immigration officials had issued detainers in a single week.

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Philadelphia's Cinco de Mayo festival canceled amid fears of an ICE raid

Six organizers of the parade unanimously made a decision to cancel amid reports this week that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained almost 250 people in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia, NBC10 reported. Carlos Torres, a spokesman with the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia, is aware of the canceled event and has established a Center for Legal Defense for anyone who needs immigration advice.

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"Rep. Thompson Not Ready To Vote 'Yes" to New Healthcare Bill

It is unclear whether the changes could cause some moderate Republicans to abandon support for the legislation, although McCarthy's plans to proceed to a vote next week indicate his confidence that his vote count has sufficient backing for passage.

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Rep. Schiff Defends Committee Examining Russia-Trump Connections

Nunes also said the panel would investigate the intelligence leak of the probe on former national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russian Federation. There's no little candle. Trump, who spent the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, had alleged in a series of tweets that Obama had wiretapped Trump's Manhattan offices during last year's campaign.

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Donations and Volunteers Flow to Meals on Wheels after OMB Chief's Comment

Since Trump's budget was announced, Meals on Wheels have seen an increase in donations. Beulah McField, executive director of Meals on Wheels, was all smiles Friday when a truckload of goods turned up on the doorstep of the T.E. The meeting, held at the headquarters of Meals on Wheels, was attended by U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat. The Older Americans Act, which was enacted in 1965, has been a primary funder for the program.

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FBI Director Comey Going Before House Intelligence Committee Today

Mr Comey said: "I have no confirmation that supports those tweets, and we have looked carefully inside the Federal Bureau of Investigation". Earlier, the chairman of the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, Republican Representative Devin Nunes, told the same hearing that the panel had seen no evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 campaign.

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Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list but Trump's wealth slips

It said that the number of billionaires lifted by 13% to 2,043, the first time it has unearthed more than 2,000 super wealthy in the list's 31-year history. China was second with 319 billionaires, and Germany was third with 114. Also on the list are 15 new self-made women, all but one of whom are from Asia-Pacific, Forbes said.

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Iowa State's Steven Leath selected as new Auburn University president

Leath became Iowa State's president in 2012 after five years as vice president for research at the University of North Carolina. Board members met to consider whether to retain Leath after receiving an audit detailing his use of university planes.

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Monday weather: Spring gets off to a rainy start

North wind around 16 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 49 miles per hour. Northwest wind around 5 miles per hour becoming northeast after midnight. Friday Night: A chance of rain. Southwest wind around 7 miles per hour. Extended: Very warm again on Sunday , but the wind will increase causing conditions favorable for the spread of wildfires to become more likely over much of the area.

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Why's the first day of spring called an equinox?

Spring officially begins in the Northern Hemisphere at 5:29 a.m. After today, the days will be longer than the nights until the first day of fall, when again, daylight and nighttime match. During the equinox, both day and night are balanced to almost 12 hours each all over the world. That's when the sun's direct rays will be shining on the equator of the Earth.

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Spring is here, so are the spring-like temperatures!

Monday and Tuesday will be very gorgeous days! It will be a mild start to the work week as temperatures will be in the upper 50s for the morning commute. According to AccuWeather.com, Wednesday and Thursday could be the last reminder of winter, with temperatures in the mid 30s, before a two-week stretch of temperatures in the mid-40s to upper 50s.

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German Defense Minister Refutes Trump's Claim About Germany's Debts to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Her comments came as Trump's spokesman denied that the United States leader had refused to shake hands with Merkel during their meeting. White House economic advisor Gary Cohn, formerly of Goldman Sachs, is selling a significant holding of a Chinese banking giant as he clears potential conflicts of interest to serve in his new role.

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The GOP's health care bill is facing a fresh House committee test

Meanwhile, Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) told Meet the Press that the bill is too harsh; claiming that 14 million people would lose health coverage under the House bill over the next year and 24 million over the next decade. The CBO said that ultimately would help bring down overall premiums, as the pool of those covered by insurance would trend toward younger and healthier people.

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Two confirmed dead in East Baltimore fire

Police spokesman T.J. Smith says neither victim lived at the house. The two people killed were identified as male teenagers, one 17 and one 19. Smith said that five of the six who were injured have been released from the hospital, including the 4-year-old and 11-year-old.

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How Neil Gorsuch Could Dramatically Reshape Government

Turbiville said Judge Gorsuch has hired clerks across the political spectrum. When asked about a particular area of law or case the Supreme Court has decided, the stock answers are, "That case is established precedent", "That issue may come before the Court, so I can not comment at this time " and "Let me give you a lecture about this area of the law" - the equivalent of laughing in the face of the question-asker.

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Dallas officials say abandoned calls a source of 911 woes

Update: The city of Dallas issued a statement clarifying the calls affecting the 911 call center were "abandoned calls", not ghost calls, and T-Mobile has been found to not be at fault for the problem. City officials have said that since November some T-Mobile customers who have dialed 911 have inadvertently been making additional calls to the emergency number, rather than a single call.

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Colorado powerbrokers rally behind Neil Gorsuch

Michael Bennet. The Colorado Democrat once worked for Anschutz, and both liberals and conservatives have wondered in recent days whether Bennet and Gorsuch knew each other from their time in the Anschutz orbit. The connection later would prompt Bruce Black, now general counsel of the Anschutz Corp., to write a letter to the administration of President George W.

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White House, some conservatives agree on health care changes

Under the caps, states would be locked into the choices they will make now for the structure of their Medicaid programs, reducing their flexibility in the future, said Barbara Lyons, a senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation , a nonpartisan group that studies health policy.

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CBO scores leaves some Republicans skittish about ACA replacement

But conservative Republicans said they could not support the plan without significant changes. Another would halt Medicaid reimbursements to Planned Parenthood . The vote was considered the toughest of the three committee votes held so far on the controversial package. This has been the major problem in Congress since day one of the new GOP bill coming.

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Gopher men's hockey secures No. 1 seed at the Northeast Regional

A total of 4 teams will be seeded with each of the seeded teams being placed at 1 regional site. The regional winners advance to the Men's Frozen Four . The Gophers lost to Penn State in double overtime in the semifinal round of the Big Ten tournament on Friday. The Gophers are 27-15-2 all-time against the Fighting Irish, which includes a 1-0 mark in the postseason.

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How Millennials Win And Lose Under The GOP Health Bill

Dean Heller (R-Nev.) said Friday that he can't support the bill in its current form, making him one of roughly a dozen Senate Republicans who have expressed serious reservations about the bill and one of three that have said outright that they wouldn't vote for it in its current form, along with moderate Sen.

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Republicans revamp U.S. health bill to help older Americans

Under the Republican plan, the federal government will shift much of that cost back to states. As The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, the Trump administration has communicated to governors that it "will work with states that want to alter their Medicaid programs by imposing work requirements, premiums, emergency-room copayments and other changes".

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Republicans Focusing on Health Bill Changes as Leaders Seek Support

But there's this caveat: It's only good news if any revised plan they craft reverses the original plan's heartless attempt to deny health care to as many as 24 million Americans over the next decade - with 14 million losing coverage in the first year.

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Ryan: Health Bill Owes More to Older Americans

Meanwhile, a key conservative senator said White House officials were continuing to negotiate through the weekend on even more dramatic revisions to the bill in hopes of winning over hard-liners who have threatened to tank the legislation. "I think there are enough conservatives that do not want Obamacare Lite", Paul said on ABC's This Week. Cruz said during an appearance on the CBS's Face the Nation that the House bill falls far short of repealing all the Obamacare mandates and taxes, and ...

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Legendary Rock n' Roll singer-guitarist Chuck Berry passes away

His lyrics shone above others and threw a unusual light on the American dream. Rock and roll as we know it would not exist without him. In a famous letter to his aunt before the Rolling Stones hit it big, a 19-year-old Keith Richards gushes about playing guitar "Chuck style" and bumping into Mick.

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Putting Trump's Budget In Perspective

The budget comes in at only 50 pages, less than half the size of previous administrations' budgets. Once the uproar over Mr. Trump's misguided, unworkable and essentially demagogic proposal dies down, Congress will have to take up the work of hammering out a real fiscal policy.

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Florida Highway Patrol Trooper seriously injured in Miami-Dade crash

The Ohio State Highway Patrol Canfield Post is investigating the cause of a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 80 in Jackson Township in which the driver was seriously injured. Rosario was standing in the emergency lane and wearing a safety vest when a auto lost control, spun out and hit him, police said. In 2012, NBC 6 participated in a ride along with the law enforcement veteran.

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Man 'drives to White House and makes bomb threat'

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. Trump was inside the residence at the time. This comes about a week after a Bay Area native was arrested for allegedly intruding on White House grounds.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson agrees that his department needs budget cuts

The department had previously told reporters covering Tillerson's trip to South Korea, Japan, and China that he would not be taking reporters on his plane and that they would have to fly commercially, breaking with decades of precedent stretching back to Henry Kissinger.

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Tillerson: State Department funding 'simply not sustainable'

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Tillerson is in the middle of a trip to Japan, South Korea and China, largely to discuss coordinated efforts to halt North Korea's advancing nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

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House Intel Leaders See No Evidence on Wiretap

Spicer pointed to Andrew Napolitano , a New Jersey judge turned commentator as the source who said on the show "Fox& Friends " on March 14, "Three [unnamed] intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command".

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MI vs. Louisville scouting report: Who has the edge?

Louisville rallied a 20-point first half deficit to force the overtime against Beilein when he was still with West Virginia. Louisville stunned fans and Coach Rick Pitino by somehow missing four, "point-blank layups", as the coach called them.

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MTSU won't back down against Butler

So when head coach Chris Holtmann called Middle Tennessee State , the Bulldogs second round opponent Saturday, a "Final Four caliber team", it speaks to the respect his team has for the Blue Raiders. Freshman Amir Coffey netted 17 points to lead the Golden Gophers, which finish the season 24-and-10. If Murphy and center Reggie Lynch can avoid foul trouble and establish themselves inside, it'll be a huge benefit for Minnesota.

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Proposed Budget Slashes EPA by 31%, Fires 3200

But the proposal to cut the Environmental Protection Agency's budget by 31 percent can only be seen as a first step toward dismemberment. The Defence Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Veterans Affairs were the only agencies to see proposed increases.


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