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Republicans Signal Desire to Keep Working on Health Care Reform

But Republicans must overcome internal differences on that issue too, including whether to impose taxes on imports to encourage manufacturers to produce products domestically and whether the measure should drive up deficits. "So, we're going to keep working". On Sunday, Trump turned his criticism toward conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill, complaining on Twitter: "Democrats are smiling in D.C.

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Devin Nunes says he'll continue to lead Russian Federation inquiry

That has prompted Schiff to call for Nunes to recuse himself from the Intelligence Committee's investigation into last year's meddling by Russian Federation in the presidential election. "Nothing has been canceled", he said, adding, "Everything is moving forward as is". She could have discussed the details about what the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department knew about former national security adviser Michael Flynn's talks with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak , Schiff said.

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'Hazardous' substance at LaGuardia was food, Port Authority says

Terminal B, Concourse D was closed for about 40 minutes and reopened just before 6:30 a.m., Rodrigues said. The bag alarmed at the checkpoint and was opened for inspection. After an investigation, a Port Authority spokesperson said it was identified as a food product and the concourse was reopened. Minor injuries may have included eye irritation.

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Bitter GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda

His value to the party-faithful is to help Trump push forward his agenda and to take the blame when it fails. As he ponders his next steps, Trump faces decisions on whether to back administrative changes to fix Obama's health care law or undermine it as prices for insurance plans rise in many markets.

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Can Republicans revive their effort to repeal Obamacare?

After the Republican effort to repeal core elements of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) was pulled minutes before it was to be considered for a vote by the House of Representatives, both President Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan indicated that the ACA was the "law of the land" for the time-being, and that there likely wouldn't be another repeal attempt this year.

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Very Warm Wednesday, Storms Return Late Thursday

Storms will decrease in strength during the evening. Not everyone will see storms tomorrow, but those that do should be prepared for severe weather. Hail and damaging winds will be the main threat. Our next system is now moving across the Midwest creating plenty of severe weather. Both have a pretty good handle on the overall evolution of storms, with initial round in the morning and a second round forming in the early to mid afternoon, mainly over the eastern half of the Brazos Valley.

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Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year

Either way, if spiders weren't eating 400 to 800 million tons of insect every year, we'd be engulfed in a plague of disease-spreading, crop destroying insects. The study suggests that while there are an average of 131 spiders per square meter around the globe, while in ideal conditions, the density can reach up to 1000 spiders per square meter.

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Trump tells lawmakers he expects deal 'very quickly' on healthcare

Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the House Republican whip aligned with conservatives in the conference, made the curious claim, "We are closer to repealing Obamacare than we ever have been before". "The president is simply stating a fact, that the entire health care system is groaning under the weight of Obamacare", Cotton said. They acknowledge the law would benefit from changes in certain areas, but say it has succeeded in bringing down the nation's uninsured rate to a record low.

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Trump welcomes police union leaders to White House

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle are strong supporters of maintaining Chicago's sanctuary-city status. "Go ahead Ken", he said, tapping the arm of the spokesman beside him. The new administration has been critical of such orders. "It's always live for me, you know unfortunately other guys make a speech and nobody cares, but for me everything's live".

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Donald Trump tells lawmakers he expects a deal very quickly on healthcare

Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the top House Republican vote-counter, sounded more optimistic. "Ninety percent of our conference was very , very upset with about 10 percent, and I didn't want things being done and said that people would regret", he said.

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American Woman Still Recovering Following Deadly London Terror Attack

Romania's ambassador to Britain, Dan Mihalache, said a critically injured Romanian woman successfully underwent surgery Thursday to remove a blood clot from her brain, but she also has lung injuries. The mother of Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood has said she is "deeply shocked, saddened and numbed" by the actions of her son. His most recent conviction was in 2003 for possession of a knife.

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Top North Carolina GOP official fights to save bathroom bill

The group has said North Carolina sites also won't be considered for championship events from 2018 to 2022 "absent any change in the law". Meanwhile, online payments giant PayPal was one of the first businesses to announce a year ago it was withdrawing plans to build a new facility in Charlotte , North Carolina after the bathroom bill went into effect - costing the state 400 new jobs.

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President Trump's New Travel Ban Block By The Courts

Like the current one, it barred citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the country for 90 days, but it also included Iraq, which was subsequently taken off the list. Joseph Votel, head of the U.S. military's Central Command, said: "Pakistan remains a critical partner (to the US) in the counter-terrorism fight". "We're going to fight this awful ruling", the president told a crowd of cheering supporters in Nashville's Municipal Auditorium March 15.

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Kansas Rolls Past Purdue Into The Elite Eight

Purdue defeated KU, 83-78, in the 1994 Southeast Regional in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Boilermakers had an eight-point lead early in the game , but it quickly disappeared. Hence, the game should be won from behind the arc. Sophomore Caleb Swanigan gets a ton of credit for the Boilermakers' success in the Tournament and deservingly so.

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Police union warns Trump 'sanctuary city' cuts could risk safety

In addition to the states of California, Connecticut, New Mexico and Colorado, cities such as Chicago, New Orleans, Boston, Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Milwaukee are all considered sanctuary cities. Corrections has a $2.5 million federal contract to hold federal inmates who are facing trial on an array of charges, some for violating immigration law, he said .

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Senate Dems opposing Trump court pick grows with Stabenow

Nelson made the announcement in a statement released from his office. Sen. Joe Donnelly of IN declined to answer reporters' questions Monday on Gorsuch, directing them to call his office instead. The GOP needs at least 51 votes to do that and Collins could be a key vote. Republicans hold 52 seats. Ten Democrats represent states that voted for President Trump in November.

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Spicer: Trump Will Work With Democrats On Healthcare

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, meanwhile, appeared resigned that the battle over Obamacare is over, at least for now. Ryan admitted failure. And, as I mentioned above, he is usually, or should I say, unusually successful. White House press secretary Sean Spicer indicated Tuesday that administration officials have not discarded healthcare altogether, though they're hardly making it the priority.

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White House says it didn't stop Yates' testimony

Last week, Nunes made a secret visit to the White House to meet a person he called a confidential source - a visit that Nunes and Spicer say was unknown to Trump and his aides. The wonkiest soap opera in Washington served up yet more of its trademark plot twists on Tuesday as the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian Federation detoured even further into partisan bickering.

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Kushner's meeting with Russian banker draws scrutiny

He has not yet received confirmation that he will indeed testify, the official said. WASHINGTON (AP ) - President Donald Trump is establishing a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.

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Cinderella South Carolina reaches Final Four

Kentucky head coach John Calipari reacts to play against North Carolina in the first half of the South Regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. Game One at 5:09 PM will pit SC against Gonzaga, while OR plays North Carolina in the night cap game. SC virtually took away the three-point line against the Gators, forcing them to shoot 7-of-26 from behind the arc.

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No tsunami threat after powerful quake rocks Russia's Kamchatka - Emergencies Ministry

An natural disaster with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 struck Russia's far east on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey reported Reuters . Around 179,526 people are thought to live in the Kamchatsky region. The Kambalny volcano, which started spewing ash several days ago, is in the vicinity of the earthquake's epicenter.

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Seeded Gonzaga survives for 61-58 win over West Virginia

But if I'm in that position again, I'll take it to the basket". Another steal by Williams-Goss led to a missed layin from Mathews , but Williams was there to clean up the mess on the putback to extend the lead to 16-13. Jordan Mathews (13 points) hit back-to-back threes to give the Zags a 41-34 lead. But with the top two seeds in San Jose, as well as Pac-12 contenders OR in the Midwest Region and UCLA in the South, this could be the year that drought ends.

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Georgia Tech handles Cal State Bakersfield 76-61

UCF game, which was slated for a 9:28 p.m. ET start Tuesday night in Madison Square Garden in NY. Behind 15 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks from Ben Lammers in addition to 22 points and nine boards from Josh Okogie, Georgia Tech was able to move on.

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Trucker: 'Surreal' to be topic of Supreme Court nomination

Joe and Jennifer F., the parents of the student with autism who is at the center of this case , released a statement saying that, from the start, they felt it was wrong that the school district was only required to offer an education "which amounts to barely more than nothing".

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Georgia lawmakers ready to expand access to medical cannabis

The bill is nearly identical to last year's with one big exception - on-campus pre-schools and classrooms where high school students are taught are gun-free zones. Additionally, patients in hospice care would also be able to possess the oil. The House approved a bill Tuesday that would add six new diagnoses to the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis oil, including autism, AIDS, Tourette's syndrome, and Alzheimer's disease.

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DOJ to sanctuary cities: comply or else

He didn't specify the time period. The comments came after the Trump administration has made a concerted effort to pressure the so-called "sanctuary" jurisdictions as part of its aggressive push to enforce immigration laws. But legal precedent suggests that would be hard. "Countless Americans would be alive today ... if these policies of sanctuary cities were ended", Sessions said.

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Ivanka Trump's New Neighbours Say She's 'Completely Ruined The Neighbourhood'

And they appreciate that the Secret Service placed a few relatively unobtrusive orange cones outside Tillerson's house on 24th Street NW. Ms Robinson has taken her anger to Washington's Democrat mayor Muriel Bowser, saying in a letter: "Frequently several of them are milling outside of the house at all hours having conversations and staring meanly at anyone in view".

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House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

However, the vote was delayed when House Speaker Paul Ryan realized he did not have the required votes, despite Trump recently meeting with conservatives in an attempt to talk them into his plan. The Congressional Budget Office estimated the GOP plan, if passed, would leave 24 million uninsured Americans by 2026. We had no votes from the Democrats.

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Nashville Meals On Wheels Not Effected By President's Proposed Budget

Currently, their program delivers meals to 5,025 seniors in Franklin County, according to Chuck Gehring with LifeCare Alliance . Covington said the local Meals on Wheels program doesn't get a large amount of money from the federal government.

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2 accused of trying to sell a baby online for $3K

Cain and Greer are being held on a $150,000 bond. The couple have been charged in connection with Tennessee's "Haley's Law", which was named for a child from Campbell County who was severely abused by her father and stepmother, sustaining serious injuries.

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Women Share Abortion Stories on Capitol Hill Ahead of Health Care Vote

Lewis Young serves on the board of directors for the Frederick Community Action Agency that opened a clinic in May 2016. The clinics will close for good March 30. "I really just want to share information", she said. The bill, called the Invest in Women's Health Act of 2017, has a slim chance of gaining bipartisan support and passing the Senate.

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New York's Fearless Girl statue to stay on till March 2018

The " Fearless Girl " was to stay until April 2 but will now stay in place until International Women's Day next year on March 8 . The globally popular statue of a young girl will keep staring down Wall Street's famed "Charging Bull" through February 2018 instead of being removed this coming Sunday, the mayor said.

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University of Texas survey: 1 in 7 female students raped

Sexual assault in the survey was defined as unwanted penetration or sexual touching (kissing, touching, grabbing or groping) or the attempt to do so. Those who knowingly make false reports, however, would be penalized according to the same guidelines placed on those who fail to report assaults.

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DNC Cleans House, Calls for Resignations of All Past Staffers

Coupled with layoffs in December, Perez has the ability to completely remake the size and shape of the national party infrastructure. The resignations are part of Perez's effort to reform the DNC after a bruising election cycle in which the committee faced allegations of partiality toward candidate Hillary Clinton in the presidential primary race and in which Republican Donald Trump won the election.

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Pondering pot: IL considers allowing people to possess, grow or buy marijuana

Supporters say the benefits are endless and it would help address the multi-billion dollar budget gap with up $700 million dollars in new tax revenue. But "cultivation" of marijuana plants may not proceed in public view. "This is not something they should take lightly". Ed Wojcicki, the association's director, called legalizing recreational pot "an enforcement nightmare".


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