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Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch coasting toward Senate showdown

Like most of his Supreme Court predecessors, Gorsuch danced around most the inquiries to avoid any potential conflicts of interest should he ultimately be confirmed. The second day, then, was not so much a victory for Judge Gorsuch as a time in which he demonstrated a solid grasp of the law, a keen understanding of the role of judges, a good sense of humor and above all a judicial temperament that appeals to the basic decency of people and sees those before his bench as persons first and ...

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Iraq Says US Vows to Speed Support in ISIS Battle

Jones told the Press Association nothing surprises him about Daesh, indicating "they are capable of anything - we have seen that". The Iraqi government force's advance toward Mosul came after the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on February 19 the start of an offensive to drive the extremist militants out of the western side of Mosul, locally known as the right bank of Tigris River which bisects the city.

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Dashcam shows trooper being rescued by civilians after being attacked

The incident happened in February off USA 31 near the in border. Trooper Garry Guild was attempting to stop a motorcycle on USA 31 near the IN border when it sped away, according to WXYZ-TV. Barber slowed once, before crashing while trying to elude Guild. Two good Samaritans then pull over to help the trooper and subdue the suspects. You can hear Trooper Garry Guild yell, "he crashed, he crashed".

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Dog rescues girl found in a ditch

The owner said it was unusual for the dog to be running upstairs in their home. Soon, Petunia was given a second chance with a new family who took her into their home in MI. Wrapping the child in a jumper, the man brought her inside and rang the police. The woman explains that her husband then took the little girl inside and called the emergency services, who have since taken her and another girl into protective custody.

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Day three of Supreme Court nominee hearing

Though Gorsuch was forthcoming about how Trump's insults rubbed him the wrong way, he was less so when it came to hypotheticals about how he'd rule on key cases such as the travel band and travel ban 2.0's constitutionality as well as Roe vs.

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US, allies seek ways to up pressure on Islamic State group

He said Trump's comments make it "very difficult" for him back home to work politically with the U.S. "Maybe someday we'll be able to figure it out". "Our main thrust is we have to get rid of ISIS", Trump said. In his remarks, al-Abidi said ISIS is a terrorist organisation which threatens the security of the world. "We have our own plan", he said. The gathering at the State Department is the first meeting of the full coalition since December 2014.

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South Dakota, Iowa officials cite Dakota Access pipeline vandalism

Brown says no suspects were immediately identified. " When deputies arrived, they observed what appeared to be a hole in the pipe, and it looked like there was burn around the hole ", Brown said, adding that it was possible the vandalism was done with a blowtorch.

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Children Kidnapped During Carjacking At Gas Station Near Flint

A heavy set black man, wearing a red sweatshirt, stole the auto from the Admiral gas station at 4232 S. Saginaw Road in Burton about 7 a.m. An Amber alert previously issued for the children identified the girl as Arinna Buning and the boy as Lincoln Buning.

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7 things about newly launched scheme 'Vikalp' from Indian railway

In the over-crowded network of the Indian Railways - where passengers are packed like sardines in compartments of most passenger trains - the possibility of finding reserved berths in alternative trains appear remote. Also, a passenger who opts to cancel his ticket for an alternative train travel will be levied cancellation charges on the basis of a confirmed status - which are much higher, compared to the refund on wait-listed tickets.

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Gorsuch says Trump disappointed he lost Colorado

Instead of bringing him up for a vote, however, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made a decision to keep the court seat vacant until after the November 2016 election, which Mr. Gorsuch reacted sharply when Sen. If confirmed, Gorsuch would fill the high court seat left vacant in February 2016, after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

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That's not a carry-on: Snake gets loose on Alaska flight

We're glad there were no injuries, and hope none of these poor passengers has PTSD from the surprise snake disturbance. Photos provided by KTVA viewer Anna McConnaughy show a rather large snake curled up under a carry-on bag. The snake was asleep and partially covered by a duffel bag, witnesses said. She explained a pilot came back to lead a short discussion with a flight attendant on how to capture it.

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Spicer tries to draw distinction between Trump's golf outings and Obama's

Despite pledging during his campaign that he would "rarely leave the White House because there's so much work to be done", the President has spent every weekend of his presidency except the first in a Trump-owned property. "On a couple of occasions, he's actually conducted meetings there, he's had phone calls", Spicer added. But White House spokesman Sean Spicer also said Trump's right to "privacy" is one reason that the Trump administration hasn't trumpeted the outcomes of his meetings on ...

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Spicer Drops Obscure 'Ramspecking' Reference, Tells Reporters to 'Google It'

USA late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has aired a "curated assortment of stumbles and bumbles" by White House press secretary Sean Spicer. "I have spoken directly with the President and other senior officials about this". The hearing, and the fact that Comey went so far as to acknowledge that there is an investigation, demonstrates the seriousness with which both the FBI and the Congressional Intelligence Committee take the issue of the alleged Russian interference, Mahaffee said.

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1 injured in King City high school shooting

An accomplice fled in the opposite direction, Masterson said. Officers are searching for a suspect who has not yet been located. The school district said classes will be held as usual on Wednesday and Thursday. Officials at King City PD and King City High did not immediately respond to calls for comment. It has not been disclosed whether the victim or shooter are students or the severity of the victim's injuries.

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NSA knocks down WH claim of British spying

Touching down just as the orange sun was setting, Trump was effectively pushing the pause button on what had been a tough week in the White House, where he was beset by complications for his travel ban and the Republican health care plan and controversy over his unfounded claims that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped his phones during the presidential campaign.

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How Trump and Ryan are working with GOP moderates on health care

The House is expected to vote Thursday on the measure. And for a president who fashions himself a deal-maker, the law has become a potent test of Trump's ability to make it happen. GOP leaders say the House will consider the bill Thursday. "But you're right in saying, and we agree, we believe we should have even more assistance", Ryan said.

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Curry shoves, Thompson shoots and Warriors roll Thunder

It's just the way it has gone for OKC against the Warriors this season. It was the Durant-less bowl, a game to see which team coped better with his absence. Warriors' player Javale McGee's face was found in a peculiar location...on toilet paper. At halftime, the Warriors held a 59-39 advantage over the hometown Thunder.

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Nine-year-old dead following shooting incident

The boy's mother told cops she had put a loaded gun on the bed - within reach of the tot and his brother - and went get the holster. The father, 31-year-old Kansas Lavarnia, arrived home as police investigated the shooting. Meanwhile, folks are already asking if the mother should face charges in the shooting of her 9-year-old son , as reported by AZCentral.com. The police statement said Lavarnia told police she placed a loaded gun on a bed near her 2-year-old and 4-year-old sons as she ...

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Rogero proclaims Tuesday a Day of Immigrant Action

According to a release from Madison Mayor Paul Soglin's office, the Madison Common Council will approve the resolution at Tuesday night's meeting. As a descendent of Italian immigrants, she pointed to her own family history and said mayors across the country are sharing immigrant stories in hopes of reaffirming the country's commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.

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Markets aren't 'real indicators' for the economy, Spicer says

And while the new administration's attempts to substantiate the claims have unintentionally forced confrontations with key allies like the UK, Trump may face a new challenge this week when FBI Director James Comey testifies in front of Congress, where the director is expected to rebuke Trump's wiretap allegations.

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US Bans Electronic Devices on Flights From Eight Muslim-Majority Countries

Department of Homeland Security. But the new temporary rules will restrict some devices to checked bags only. Cell phones and medical devices are allowed. ET Tuesday and must comply within 96 hours. The U.S. government just barred travelers on nonstop flights from eight countries from carrying electronic devices bigger than smartphones into U.S.

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US, UK bar laptop carry-ons from Mideast, N. Africa flights

Federal officials have said the ban is indefinite. Emirates Airline, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways are among 10 airlines which must now prevent passengers flying from the Middle East to the United States from carrying nearly all types of electronic devices in the cabin.

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Spicer Distances Trump Campaign 'Hangers-on' Regarding Russia's Election Interference

That depends on what he means by the word "limited". Spicer would not grant him the question. The denial came in response to the FBI Director James Comey's revelation on Monday that the FBI is investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia's election meddling.

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KTAB Noon Forecast: Monday, March 20, 2017

Mostly cloudy skies with a low around 33. For today , mainly sunny skies with warm temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. A 9 miles per hour southeast wind and a low temperature of 57 degrees also are expected Monday night . Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Low tides: 8:11 a.m. and 8:36 p.m. Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 7am, then scattered showers between 7am and 1pm.

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Congress investigates links between Trump and Russian Federation

Meanwhile, Comey confirmed publicly for the first time that the FBI was investigating alleged Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, including possible links between Moscow and the campaign of U.S. "No, I do not, but I would highlight we are a foreign intelligence organization, not a domestic intelligence organization, so it would be fair to say we are probably not the best organization to provide a more complete answer", Rogers replied.

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Trump should 'apologise' to Obama — Former CIA chief

Last week the United States faced an global crisis with the United Kingdom for White House press secretary Sean Spicer's claim that British Government Communications Headquarters, known as the GCHQ, had been asked by President Barack Obama to spy on then-candidate Donald Trump.

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"Coordinated attacks" on Dakota Access pipeline denied by activists

Energy Transfer Partners said in court documents Monday there have been "coordinated physical attacks" along the pipeline that will carry oil from North Dakota to IL, but didn't provide further details. The 30-inch diameter pipeline will transport about 470,000 barrels of crude oil daily from North Dakota's Bakken oil patch to a distribution hub at Patoka, Ill.

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Local program could lose some funding under new budget proposal

Not so. Instead, as the national site explains, the major source of federal funding for the programs, accounting for 35 percent of overall local budgets , comes through the Sixties-era Older Americans Act. "They're in a valley and we have to pull them out", Berger said. "The cuts at every level just exacerbate the problems we already have", O'Donnell said.

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Donald Trump boasts he's why Colin Kaepernick can't find National Football League job

The report Trump cited Monday was likely one on Bleacher Report , in which an anonymous AFC general manager gave three reasons why Kaepernick is still unemployed. Kaepernick was a frequent Trump punching bag during last year's presidential campaign. Plus, at 29 years old, Kaepernick has enough gas left in the tank and athletic ability to be helpful for a decent number of teams who could sign him to a smaller, low-risk contract.

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Family tragedy as boy, 5, dies after being strangled by pet dog

John Bruno of Warrington died Saturday at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he had been transferred after the incident at his home in the Palomino Farms development. EMS arrived on scene after the boy's mother had untied his scarf, which had been tight around his neck. A GoFundMe page was created on Sunday to raise money to help the Bruno family pay for medical and funeral expenses.

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Donald Trump meets Haider al-Abbadi at White House

Prior to the trip, Abadi said Iraqi forces were close to ridding the country of ISIS and that he would talk to the USA administration about the final steps needed. As reporters were leaving, Mr Abadi leaned over to Mr Trump and said jokingly, "We have nothing to do with the wiretap". I know there is a plan. In the Cabinet room after an Oval Office meeting with Abadi, Trump commented that he hopes his Cabinet "will go down as one of the great Cabinets of the United States" and criticized the ...

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SC church shooter's friend to serve time for lying, silence

Meek, 22, pled guilty last April to charges of failing to report a felony that he knew had occurred and lying to law enforcement when he initially told Federal Bureau of Investigation agents that he didn't know anything about Roof's intention to murder anyone, but later admitted that Roof had told him about his plans.

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Comey Testimony Leaves Trump Administration In Question

Sen. Tom Cotton on Sunday previewed an upcoming House hearing on Russia's meddling in the USA election, saying FBI Director James Comey's testimony Monday would address "unsubstantiated allegations" of dealings between Moscow and President Donald Trump's campaign.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation probing possible links between Russia, Trump associates

He promised to try to "get to the bottom of" whether Russians tried to help the Trump campaign and "whether Trump associates or anyone else was involved". But Comey said the White House could only make such a request to the agency that collected the information. Democrats have panned Comey for resurfacing questions about Hillary Clinton's private email server shortly before the election, something they see as having tipped things in Trump's favor.

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Former UK Ambassador Slams Donald Trump's 'Gratuitous' Wiretap Lies

Last week, Napolitano made the claims about the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) spying on Trump at former President Barack Obama's behest. I didn't make an opinion on it", Trump said. "I'm going to be working for you. You should be talking to Fox ". Fox's Shepard Smith, on the air Friday afternoon, quickly stepped the network away from Napolitano's claim.


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