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Three storm chasers die after tornadoes hit west Texas

Three storm chasers, including two contractors for the Weather Channel , were killed in a two-car crash in near Spur, Texas, on Tuesday amid a tornado warning. I will be praying for all the families that were involved. I'll keep you all updated. Wade and Peek said Williamson connected with viewers because of how accessible he made the content.

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Houston vet charged in murder-for-hire plot leaps to death

A well-known Houston veterinarian, who was charged for trying to hire someone to kill her ex-husband, committed suicide. McDaniel pleaded not guilty to solicitation of capital murder after she and Jacob were caught in an alleged plan to have both their exes killed.

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Christie mum on bridge lane-closure sentences

Christie, one of several Republican governors who bucked his party and accepted the law's expansion, has directly connected that decision to the opioid crisis. Baroni did not speak to reporters after the sentencing, but Kelly said it was a very hard day for her family. "We are satisfied that the sentences handed down today are a just result", acting U.S.

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Kushner agrees to speak to Senate panel about Russia

The White House says Jared Kushner has agreed to speak with North Carolina Sen. Vnesheconombank (v-NESH"-ay-CON'-ohm-bank) or VEB said in Monday's statement carried by state RIA Novosti news agency that it met with Kushner past year as part of "road show' discussions with representatives of leading financial institutions in Europe, Asia and the United States".

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Driver tries running over officers near Capitol Hill; suspect in custody

She said there is "no nexus to terrorism". Officers tried to stop her auto, but she made a U-turn and almost hit the officers and one cruiser. No one was injured, and the Capitol remained open. Police have apparently blocked off the road by the Botanical Gardens. And in 2013, Miriam Carey, a 34-year-old dental hygienist from CT, was shot and killed by Capitol Police officers in her vehicle outside the Hart Senate Office Building.

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Republican under pressure over Russian Federation probe

If the president puts Russia dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that's a Russian connection", Spicer said . The Senate intelligence committee chairman says his panel's "challenge" is to answer for Americans whether President Donald Trump was directly involved in Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

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Driver strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody

Capitol Police communications director Eva Malecki told reporters officers had "observed an erratic and aggressive driver" in the area, and attempted to stop the vehicle. It's not clear who fired the shots. "The vehicle was stopped at Washington and Independence Avenue Southwest". No others details were immediately available.

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US House Speaker Ryan backs embattled intelligence panel chairman

A leading House moderate Republican said the Senate should oversee Congress' investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election. "I look forward to it", Spicer said. The hearing would have been another public airing of the infighting within the committee. He described the source as an intelligence official, not a White House official.

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Arkansas board urges rejection of 3rd execution clemency bid

The lawsuit filed Monday argues that the rushed execution schedule and the state's planned use of a controversial sedative during the executions violates the inmates' constitutional rights. The executions are scheduled April 17, 20, 24 and 27. DNA evidence included a hair found on Heath's body and a cigarette butt with Johnson's saliva that was found in the pocket of a shirt left at a roadside park with Heath's blood on it.

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Nunes: House intel committee invites Comey to testify

But Schiff pointed out that Nunes has still not rescheduled the testimony from the former Obama administration officials, who in addition to Yates included former CIA director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James Clapper.

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Sen. Pat Toomey announces support for Trump's Supreme Court nominee

But that doesn't mean there's any serious attempt from either party to avoid it. "Republican complaints about a 60-vote threshold are beyond hypocritical", Kang said. We're mad at them about shutting down the government. "We are going to confirm Judge Gorsuch". And we're not headed in a good direction. "It leaves me then very stunned why there's this talk about a filibuster ".

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Kaine to oppose Trump court pick, join filibuster

With Democrats under pressure from the grassroots to oppose the nomination -mainly because Republicans blocked Obama nominee Merrick Garland a year ago - and Republicans eager for a victory in the aftermath of their failed attempt to repeal Obamacare last week, Senate aides said that changing the rules of the filibuster feels inevitable.

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Officer killed along with 3 others in Wisconsin laid to rest

A chorus of bagpipers first led the pallbearers with Weiland's casket to the hearse. Hagenbucher also included memories of trips across the country to see the Green Bay Packers, one of them somber then and now. He is accused of shooting his wife's divorce attorney, Quirt Sann, in Schofield, the two bank employees in Rothschild and Weiland after a standoff at Vang's Weston apartment.

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AZ Storm Chaser Among Three Killed While Following Tornadoes

The storms spawned multiple funnel clouds and an occasional tornado in open areas of West Texas on Tuesday afternoon. In Rockwall, east of Dallas, several homes were damaged and Dallas television stations reported one injury, It was not immediately known if the damage resulted from straight winds or a tornado.

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Ivanka Trump to become official White House employee

Trump's increasing, albeit unspecified, White House role, her potential conflicts of interest, and her commitment to voluntarily comply with relevant ethics and conflict of interest laws have resulted in substantial confusion". Ivanka Trump took a formal leave of absence from her eponymous apparel and accessories brand, as well as the Trump Organization, in January. Her title will be assistant to the president, the New York Times reported.

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London attacker's wife 'saddened and shocked'

The Metropolitan Police Federation said the human chain aimed to show that "we will not be divided". "The male attacked a police officer in the grounds with knives, causing grave wounds and killing the officer". on Sunday, The Telegraph reported. His brother, Zishan Ahmad, a 25-year-old Imam, who also attended the memorial, added: "You can't divide London - we stand together".

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Trump to sign order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies

Some Oklahoma utility companies are reacting after President Donald Trump signed an executive order rolling back the Clean Power Plan . "A hotter and wetter climate will have a disastrous impact on the health of our residents and our communities ".

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Supreme Court Rules on Special Education Changes

The law stipulates that students with disabilities must receive "free, appropriate public education" administered "in the least restrictive" environment - in other words, special needs students must be taught alongside their peers to the extent possible.

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Democrat, Republican weigh parties' strategies in Gorsuch confirmation chess match

Schumer said Thursday that Democrats will attempt to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination, saying he would tilt the Supreme Court too far away from what Democrats want to see. Whitehouse, a member of the Judiciary panel, extensively questioned Gorsuch on the Court's 2010 Citizens United decision, which allowed wealthy donors to give as much as they'd like as long as candidates aren't controlling how the money gets spent.

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Towards The GST Finale: Overview Of The GST Bills

The CGST Bill will enable levy and collection of tax on intra-state supply of goods and services or both by the central government, the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017, which provides for the levy and collection of tax on inter-state supply.

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Finger-pointing on Hill as GOP assesses health bill loss

NPR's Alison Kodjak reports the answer depends on whether Republicans want to fix the health care law or watch it fail. While much of the finger-pointing has been at the purists in the Freedom Caucus who just want repeal and nothing else, Friday's non-vote on Trumpcare showed that they've got just as serious a problem with the moderates.

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State Dept Employee Sold Information to China

Vale, assistant FBI director of the Washington Field Office. U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather ordered Claiborne released to her Washington home, where she will be confined and subject to Global Positioning System monitoring. -Sino relations", specifically the U.S. She could face as long as 25 years in prison if she's convicted of obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Risky US House healthcare vote to test Trump's negotiating skills

The bill was set for a vote Thursday, but that got delayed until Friday . Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system from consideration on Friday due to a shortage of votes, despite desperate lobbying by the White House and its allies in Congress, dealing a stiff setback to President Donald Trump.

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President Trump Signs Order Undoing Obama Climate Change Policies

Even though Trump's supporters believe the move will create thousands of new jobs in the gas, oil and coal sectors, environmentalists lambasted it as a risky and embarrassing attempt to revive the American coal industry. Trump's Environmental Protection Agency chief, Scott Pruitt, alarmed environmental groups and scientists earlier this month when he said he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming.

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Nunes won't leave Russian Federation probe; Ryan says no need to

Nunes' committee spokesman, Jack Langer, said in an email, "The hearing we'd been trying to organize with Yates, Clapper, and Brennan was postponed because, before we speak to them, the Committee wants to bring [FBI] Director [James] Comey and [NSA Director] Adm.

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Democratic Rep. appears ready to announce challenge to Cruz

But he sounded like a candidate as he spoke with several reporters at the Capitol, and several Democratic colleagues shouted encouragement as they passed by or even addressed O'Rourke as "senator". Though O'Rourke is a relatively new figure in Texas politics, he made national headlines in recent weeks after he chose to take an impromptu bipartisan road trip from San Antonio to Washington with a Texas colleague, Republican Rep.

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The US Supreme Court just strengthened rights for students with disabilities

The last day of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch's confirmation hearing for the U.S. Supreme Court saw further vigorous debate over a 2008 special education ruling by him and a decision a day earlier by the high court. They wanted the school district to reimburse them for the tuition they paid for their son's private schooling, saying the district itself didn't do enough to provide him with an adequate education.

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Most Senate Democrats say they'll reject Gorsuch nomination

Confirmation hearings for Gorsuch ended last Thursday on a tense note after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY vowed to block a vote on his confirmation, according to The Washington Post . Her endorsement came on a day when progressive ME advocacy groups scheduled demonstrations outside her offices in ME in an effort to convince Collins to oppose Gorsuch's nomination.

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First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

During the campaign, Trump said she would seek to champion combating cyberbullying as first lady. "Wherever women are diminished, the entire world is diminished with them", she said. The first lady will be joined by Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was traveling to Turkey.

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Judge approves plan on fix for 18000 Flint water lines

District Judge David Lawson said from the bench. The Concerned Pastors for Social Action, Natural Resources Defense Council and American Civil Liberties Union of MI sued Flint and MI in a civil lawsuit that led to the agreement. This map, published with LNP's May 2015 special series on lead poisoning, shows the percentage of children tested for lead who had elevated blood levels in various areas of Lancaster County.

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House GOP clings to ACA repeal dream despite bill collapse

Trump's fellow Republicans control both houses of Congress. Trump had courted Freedom Caucus lawmakers intensively. "Because the Freedom Caucus has always been the opposition caucus against the Democrats". "Coming out of that conference I have more confidence that we will get it done ", McCarthy said. But you have - you're saying the Democrats - there just aren't moderates there for Donald Trump to work with.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week: Preparing for a Tornado

The severe weather and tornado threats don't appear to be slowing down, either. The National Weather Service will issue a mock tornado watch at 10 a.m. "And if you are in part of a county that has a warning, you should obviously take the steps that you need to take cover because potentially there could be a tornado".

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Chicago Police Say They're Investigating Livestreamed Gang Rape Of Teenage Girl

The victim was a 15-year-old girl, who went missing on Sunday in the crime-plagued city in the US Midwest. According to a Facebook blog post on Wednesday, Facebook live on desktops was earlier available for pages only, but now the status update composer will feature a Live button also.

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US Republican lawmaker quits conservative House group over healthcare conflict

The House Intelligence Committee - the chairman, Devin Nunes, canceling an open hearing on Tuesday, saying that it would be better to have closed-door hearings to be able to hear more from officials, Democrats saying that they're just trying to hide this from the public.

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Attorney General Orders Crackdown On 'Sanctuary Cities,' Threatens Holding Funds

Officials in Los Angeles, Chicago and NY said they will maintain their status as Sanctuary Cities despite the Justice Department's threat to withdraw federal funding. It's no surprise that a majority said no, and 52 percent also said that sanctuary cities should have their federal funds cut off. He said the Trump White House could withhold or "claw back" funding from any city that "willfully violates" immigration law.


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