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Following Trumpcare flop, Trump is back to scapegoating undocumented immigrants

Sessions' announcement also drew the ire of New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, who said, " Despite what Attorney General Sessions implied this afternoon, state and local governments and law enforcement have broad authority under the Constitution to not participate in federal immigration enforcement ".

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Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

The Center for Medical Progress published 12 secretly recorded videos in 2015 showing top executives at Planned Parenthood and others in the abortion industry discussing the sale of fetal tissue from abortions. "There's about 20 to 1 more community health clinics than Planned Parenthood clinics, and [legislation being considered would] redirect funds to offices that do a broader array of services to people but don't participate in abortion", said Dave Christenson, vice-president for ...

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Wild turkey collides with auto in northern Indiana

The Taraboczhias said they were passing through the state heading back to New Jersey. The aftermath was captured in photos from US 20 on the La Porte County Sheriff's office Facebook page . Once pulled over, he told everyone to get out of the auto and away from the turkey, which he said was still bobbing its head inside the vehicle. "We've had incidents of turkeys striking vehicles in the past but I don't think anything almost as dramatic", captain Mike Kellems told CBS Chicago.

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FBI probing Trump links with Russia

Comey said, "I have no information that supports those tweets, and we have looked carefully inside the Federal Bureau of Investigation". FBI Director James Comey announced Monday that the agency will be pursuing an investigation regarding Russian influence on the last year's Presidential election, including any possible collusion between the Kremlin and Donald Trump .

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Uber halts autonomous auto testing after Arizona crash

Another person was sitting on the front passenger's seat. What matters the most is that nobody was injured in the crash, which according to a preliminary investigation was caused by another auto that failed to yield for the Volvo. The program was set in place to determine the viability and feasibility of a potential self-driving fleet of cars integrating into Uber's main ride-hailing service.

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Longtime Akron coach Dambrot taking over at Duquesne

Dambrot won more than 300 games for the Zips and also took home the MAC Regular Season Championship the past two seasons but fell in the 2017 MAC Tournament Championship to Kent State. His father, Sid, starred for the Dukes in the 1950s. "We are here to build a program that our campus and community will embrace". "We need to unite together".

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Shaheen, Hassan to vote against Trump high court nominee

Leahy also said he is not ready to sign onto Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer's call for the Democrats to filibuster the Gorsuch vote. No such vacancy arose and Biden's words were never acted upon, but Republicans have since argued that Biden's admonition created a precedent for the Senate to follow.

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Parents empowered by Supreme Court ruling in special ed case

That's why it's so important that we have a Supreme Court justice who will fairly and impartially apply the law and protect the rights guaranteed by the Constitution-not to legislate from the bench. Heller , he replied, "It's not a matter of agreeing or disagreeing, senator". Francisco Negron, general counsel of the National School Boards Association, said the court had issued a "measured" decision "that isn't really upsetting the apple cart".

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Rocks, Bible thrown through windows of Colorado mosque

The vandalism prompted the center to cancel religious classes but also led to an outpouring of support. Police Chief John Hutto, who attended the rally, said he hoped the arrest sends a message that the community will not tolerate acts of hatred.

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House votes to block Obama-era online privacy rule

The bill would revoke an October ruling issued by the Federal Communications Commission that imposed tight restrictions on how broadband companies - also known as internet service providers, or ISPs - are able to handle their users' information.

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First daughter Ivanka Trump gets West Wing office

The powerful first daughter has secured her own office on the West Wing's second floor, next to Donald Trump's senior adviser, Dina Powell, who was recently promoted to a National Security Council position. KATHLEEN CLARK: My biggest concern isn't so much whether Ivanka Trump as an individual abuses her access. "If there were a trade agreement that was specific enough to focus on a tariff, for example, on textiles and clothing in a country where her clothing that is licensed by her ...

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Senate Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch nomination, minority leader says

On Thursday morning, Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said his party intends to filibuster the nomination , the Washington Post reports . Senate Democrats invoked the nuclear option in November 2013 to change the supermajority rule for lower court nominees, in order to push through President Obama's nominees to the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.

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Trump signs order rolling back environmental efforts

Environmental activists, including former Vice President Al Gore, denounced the plan. "We love our coal miners, great people", Trump said after signing the order . The regulation has been unpopular in Republican-run states, where it has been subject to legal challenges - especially from businesses that rely on burning oil, coal and gas.

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GOP Senator Scoffs at Trumpcare's Potential Cuts to Women's Health

So this is something that became federally mandated under the Affordable Care Act. I mean, it - there's a list of 10 things, you know, areas of coverage in the language. "I hope we're up to it". According to the March 13-23 poll, 49 percent of American adults said the AHCA was "not an improvement" over Obamacare, which helped about 20 million people get insurance coverage.

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Speaker Paul Ryan pulls GOP healthcare bill off the House floor

Senate Republicans can not reach the required vote total without Democratic support, which Democrats already have said will not be coming. The Obama law was approved in 2010 with no Republican votes. At this point, there's no official word on when, or if, a vote might happen. Those are types of coverage that insurance companies are required to provide.

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The death of House GOP's Obamacare repeal effort means what exactly?

The American Health Care Act did, in fact, keep some of the most popular and expensive parts of Obamacare. This is the first defection from the group, but maybe it is not the last. Apparently, there is an internal fight in the Caucus. The Republican plan dismantled the basic benefits of Obamacare, including subsidies to help people get medical insurance and the expansion of Medicaid, a programme of access to healthcare for low-income families.

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Trump says he expects a health care deal soon

Trump's response to that business setback could provide a template to how he will respond to the collapse of the healthcare bill. GWENDA BLAIR: Well, I don't think he would call it defeat. Initially his administration moved on by looking for bi-partisan wins. He insisted the GOP overhaul effort was not over and that he regretted not spending more time with moderate Republicans and Democrats "to find some consensus".

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Reported Rockville HS rape was 'consensual,' lawyer says

They both also face two counts of committing a first-degree sexual offense in the alleged assault of a girl on March 16. A Boston firefighter and foster parent, who lives on Cape Cod is facing child rape charges. "School should be a place where a parent puts their child on a bus or drops them off or sees them off and knows that they're safe". Sanchez, from Guatemala, came to the US illegally in August and was encountered by a Border Patrol agent in Texas, according to federal immigration ...

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DOJ Takes Aim At Sanctuary Cities Through Federal Funding Cuts

Their announcement said, "Sanctuary cities and counties are those that choose not to deputize their local law enforcement as federal immigration agents, to improve policing and safety by building trust and cooperation with the local community".

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Schumer Urging Dems to Oppose Gorsuch

Would the 60-vote strategy work? The ruling was unanimously overturned by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, the second day of Gorsuch's confirmation hearing. No Democrat has yet pledged to support the judge, but Sen. In addition to Schumer, Sens. He's outlined his position in a statement - calling Gorsuch's judicial philosophy " rigid and restrictive ".

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Etihad, Emirates passengers flying to America hit hard by electronics ban

A cabin ban on laptops on flights to the United Kingdom from six countries in the Middle East and North Africa will be introduced " in the coming days ", according to a Downing Street spokesman. The move will affect in-bound passengers from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia. The airlines providing direct flights from those locations include Royal Jordanian Airlines, Egypt Air, Turkish Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Qatar Airways, ...

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Attorney General: Sanctuary cities are risking federal money

These policies, he said, include refusing to detain known felons under federal detainer request. Crimes ranged from drunken driving and drug possession to homicide, though it's unclear how many involved felonies. "We don't know of any other police department in our county which is now enforcing immigration laws on the streets". Sheriff John McMahon made similar statements last month.

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Iowa's February Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.2 Percent

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in February to the lowest on record, 3.7 percent. Indiana's labor force remains at more than 3.32 million. The number of people working in MS rose in February by 10,300 to 1,230,100. In a separate measure of employment, total nonagricultural jobs increased over-the-month by 500 jobs.

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Lawmakers: Fired radio reporter didn't ID herself at meeting

Lawmakers said WUTC-FM reporter Jacqui Helbert failed to properly identify herself as a reporter during meetings March 7 between lawmakers and a group of high school students, according to a Chattanooga Times-Free Press (http://bit.ly/2nfiEW3) report.

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Witness Testimony In Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

The liberal Senator from NY warned his colleagues of Gorsuch , saying "he was unable to convince me that he would be a mainstream justice, who could rule free from the biases of politics and ideology". Judge Neil Gorsuch will not receive U.S. Sen. "I have concluded that I can not support Neil Gorsuch's nomination", New York Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Wednesday he is open to voting for him.

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Florida coach, Auburn player clash after softball game

After Auburn's 1-0 win to avoid a sweep Monday night, the two teams lined up to slap hands, as is tradition. The coach lightly shoved her in the shoulder with his right hand. A scrum broke out around them, and Fagan ended up being pulled away from Walton while screaming at the coach. Carlson (16-1) outdueled Florida ace Delanie Gourley, who struck out 10 and allowed just three hits, including a solo home run by Kendall Veach that was all the offense Auburn (28-5, 3-3 SEC) needed to win its ...

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Planned Parenthood's President: "It's Time For Ivanka To Stand For Women"

Planned Parenthood, the network of family planning and health clinics, which also offers abortions, has been a political hot potato for years. When you think of women who use contraception while they pursue their education, you can think of me.

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Child dies after shooting that left mother dead, 4 wounded

Police said that Cashe did not have any weapons on him at the time. The names of the victims and shooters weren't released Monday morning . One of the boys is in extremely critical condition, police said. Police said an officer who happened to be in the area heard the gunshots and spotted a man driving from the scene. The gunman has reportedly been taken into custody.

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Merkel ally sees 'tail wind' from German state election

It was a stinging setback for the SPD, which had been riding a wave a momentum since the arrival from Brussels of charismatic European Union bureaucrat Martin Schulz, who was picked to be party leader in January. The SPD's Justice Minister Heiko Maas admitted the outcome was "disappointing" and conceded that "we had clearly hoped for a better result". While she spoke passionately on the topic on the campaign trail and at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last July, she has not ...

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FBI investigating possible Trump-Russia collusion, dismisses wiretap allegations

As much of the scope remains classified to protect sources and methods, as well as to protect any evidence that may be applied to any potential criminal charges, there was little that could be said beyond the acknowledgement of the investigation, Mahaffee said.

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White sword killer went to NY to attack black people

A white Maryland man admitted to traveling to NY with the sole intent to murder black people, according to police Wednesday. Jackson served as a specialist in the U.S. Jackson stabbed him repeatedly in his chest and back, they said. James Jackson allegedly chose to kill in NY because he thought he would received the maximum amount of media coverage there.

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EMT struck, killed by stolen ambulance in NYC

Fire officials draped black and purple bunting over Arroyo's station on Friday, and uniformed officers saluted as bagpipers played "Amazing Grace". "Yadi was the matriarch of the station", Lt. Authorities are not releasing the victim's name pending notification of family members. "Me and my brothers, we're all going to stick together", Montes said.

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US, Britain ban laptops on flights from certain Middle Eastern, African countries

The British airlines affected include British Airways, EasyJet, Jet2.com, Monarch , Thomas Cook and Thomson . EasyJet plans to contact affected passengers ahead of their flights to notify them of the changes. The U.S. announced the ban without alluding to any specific intelligence behind the decision. A similar ban's been announced in the US. He also questioned why only a number of airports had been included, saying it is possible for someone to fly to the USA from Doha via Zurich.

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David Rockefeller, banker and philanthropist, dies at 101

The Brothers Laurance, who died in 2004, was a venture capitalist, environmentalist and adviser to five U.S. presidents on conservation. In this May 15, 2007, file photo, David Rockefeller participates in the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit in NY.

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Pakistan to observe 10th Earth Hour today

People need to be aware that this is our planet and we should do our part each day, a little of reuse-recycle-reduce is a start good enough to make great environmental changes! Earth hour is Saturday at 8:30 p.m. This year, according to the press release, the Empire State Building will again turn off its lights for an hour, as well as the Space Needle in Seattle and part of Las Vegas strip.


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