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USA appeals injunction of Trump revised travel order

On Wednesday, Watson heard arguments from the attorneys for the Hawaii attorney general and the Department of Justice to determine if the block should be extended. Trump also said during that Nashville rally that he would "fight this awful ruling" to the Supreme Court. The Department of Justice says it's reviewing the decision and considering its next steps.

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Dylann Roof's Friend Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison

Federal prosecutors argued that Meek should get more than the minimum sentence of 27 to 33 months in prison because of the "horrible nature" of the crime - an argument denied by the court. A lot of lovely lives were taken", he said. Meek went as far as to take away Roof's keys and gun before realizing he didn't want to be caught with a firearm due to being on probation for a felony.

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Dem Senators Ask Ethics Office For Clarity On Ivanka Trump's WH Role

In a statement, she says she was voluntarily complying with all ethics rules, but was aware of the concerns about advising her father in a personal capacity. In a matter of days, Kushner, a senior Trump adviser, drew headlines for a leaving Washington for a ski vacation while a signature campaign promise fell apart.

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Donald Trump blasts conservatives on Twitter over health care bill failure

Poe reportedly broke with the House Freedom Caucus's views of the GOP healthcare proposal and planned to vote for the bill, which House leaders ultimately pulled from the floor on Friday. Trump has already signed an executive order to weaken the ACA, and could further dismantle Obama's signature health care legislation by attacking specific parts of it , such as Medicaid and requirements for what health insurance companies must cover.

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House Intel Dem invited to view documents at White House

Spicer was asked about whether the president realizes that he needs the Freedom Caucus in the House of Representatives to pursue his legislative agenda, in light of his recent criticism of the group on Twitter. Former FBI agent and counterterrorism expert Clint Watts stole the spotlight Thursday morning at the first half of the Senate hearing, delivering some stunning answers, like announcing that Trump and his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort spread Russian propaganda on the campaign ...

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NC Legislature Repeals HB2 with Compromise Bill Leaving Both Sides with Complaints

Democratic Rep. Cecil Brockman of Guilford County strongly objected, pointing out that LGBT advocates weren't even given a voice in working out this "compromise", although their rights were at stake. The NCAA already removed championship events from the state this year because of the law, which limits LGBT nondiscrimination protections and requires transgender people to use restrooms in schools and government buildings corresponding to the sex on their birth certificate.

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Hatch questions Gorsuch about religious freedom in Supreme Court confirmation hearing

As such, IDEA requires schools to offer an "individualized education program" (IEP) to ensure each student with disabilities progresses. The family of an autistic child who felt their public school was unable to accommodate their son's disability and felt forced to put him in a private educational setting appealed.

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Anti-Transgender 'Bathroom Bill' Could Cost North Carolina Nearly $4 Billion

There could be more sports-related losses coming: The NCAA said last week that "absent any change in the law", its position on having events in North Carolina would remain the same, a statement that doubled as an ultimatum because it will select collegiate championship sites next month.

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US Secret Service stops intruder near White House

Police in Roanoke said in a statement that the vehicle was stolen Friday and was a rental auto. The arrest Saturday comes on the heels of an incident March 10 in which an intruder carrying a backpack with mace and a letter for the President jumped the White House fence and was able to stay on the grounds for more than 15 minutes.

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Donald Trump campaign chief linked to Putin interests

Trump during the presidential election, Wednesday brought word of a peculiar relationship between Trump's one-time campaign manager, Paul Manafort , and a Russian oligarch said to be a member of Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle.

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Spicer dodges question about whether foreign spies are working for Trump administration

Nonetheless, Spicer has tried to downplay the consultant's role in Trump's campaign as he has previously defended that Manafort "played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time". On Wednesday, Schiff said in a Twitter comment, "Manafort worked w/oligarch to advance Putin's interests and was Trump's campaign chair when Russian Federation released stolen docs".

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Republicans can't even agree on whether to give up on health care

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, rather than promise a replacement path, suggested the Senate might wait and see. Democrats said the bill would have taken away medical insurance from millions of Americans and leave the more-than-$3 trillion United States healthcare system in disarray.

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Legislation Introduced in Congress to Legalize Marijuana Like Alcohol at Federal Level

Another aspect of the Act protects doctors and patients from being prosecuted under federal law if medical marijuana is legal in their state. The House Democrat is weighing how to protect sales that have meant more than $65 million in tax revenue for his Pacific Northwestern state.

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Dad Stunned That Wounded Man Is Nightclub Shooting Suspect

Two men were arrested yesterday for last weekend's deadly nightclub shooting in Cincinnati that left one man dead and 16 others injured, and it turns out that all the shooters didn't flee the scene as many first assumed . Beckley was apprehended Thursday, while Davis remained hospitalized with gunshot wounds from early Sunday, Isaac said. Mayor John Cranley said the "vast majority" of those wounded were innocent bystanders.

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Trump expects 'very difficult' meeting with Chinese President next week

Referring to protracted negotiations on a U.S. China, accustomed to Mr Trump's strong criticism of the trading relationship during the election campaign, had attempted to play down Washington's concerns at the foreign ministry briefing on Thursday.

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Trump slowly wades back into choppy health care waters

No one else is joining Walsh in leaving the White House, spokesman Sean Spicer said. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY and other Senate Democrats warned Republicans in a letter earlier this month that any "poison pill riders such as those that roll back protections for our veterans, environment, consumers and workers" would result in a "Republican shutdown".

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Senate's blue wall begins to crumble on Gorsuch vote

During a conference call Wednesday, Toomey characterized Gorsuch as "the most reasonable and qualified person we could possibly find", and said many of those who opposed him don't believe "the law really matters". "They decided to make Donald Trump the president, and they chose to keep Republicans in control of the Senate". "I don't think we have a choice", said Sen.

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Man who drove suspicious car near White House is detained

The incident is the latest of several, including one that took place earlier Saturday, in which someone jumped a low metal barrier just outside a White House fence after jumping over bicycle-rack-style barricades on Pennsylvania Avenue. He praised the Secret Service for doing a "fantastic job" apprehending a "troubled person". Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz dubbed the incident "a total and complete embarrassment".

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NCAA, ACC Evaluating Whether Repeal Goes Far Enough

And it was not immediately clear whether businesses and the athletic leagues would reverse their boycotts of the Southern state, whose law had been viewed as discriminating against transgender people. The measures put in its place Thursday are unnecessary, too, but we urge national organizations and businesses to give North Carolina another chance.

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Is 'Obamacare' repeal dead -- or a legislative zombie?

The congressman emphasized, "This bill doesn't fully repeal Obamacare". Framing the situation more charitably, Fleischer offers this: "People in both parties generally have a lot of heartfelt investments in the policies they're pursuing".

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Police Say Murder Suspect Came to NYC to Kill Black Men

James Jackson , 26, was arrested hours after allegedly stabbing Timothy Caughman to death in Manhattan on Wednesday. Caughman was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died. Jackson, who stabbed Caughman multiple times around 11:30 p.m. on Monday night, told investigators that he was deterred from the other man when something "spooked" him, according to the Daily News .

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Free Prom Dress Giveaway To Be Hosted In Van Buren

Images of women sporting a variety of dresses were paired with question: "Going to Stanton prom?" For dresses that didn't meet the dress code, the answer was "NO YOU'RE NOT" except for the one good example, which read "YES YOU ARE". However briefly posted , the offending flier speaks to a larger issue of underage girls being sexualized at their schools and punished for their clothing choices.

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Udall will vote against Gorsuch, says should need 60 votes

Gorsuch explained during a confirmation hearing Monday: "These days we sometimes hear judges cynically described as politicians in robes, seeking to enforce their own politics rather than striving to apply the law impartially", he told the lawmakers.

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5 killed in shootings on Chicago's South Side

Angelique Burnett, who lives a few blocks west of the shooting scene, said her home surveillance system captured video of the van coasting into the pole near Metra tracks after the shooting. Dillon Jackson 20, was found dead outside of the restaurant as his mother looked on. Emanuel Stokes, 28, along with another unidentified victim were found dead inside of the restaurant.

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North Carolina's 'bathroom law' is headed for repeal

The organisation had previously cancelled events in the state after HB2 was passed back in 2016. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Basketball-mad North Carolina is bracing for what could be another costly hit from its "bathroom bill" as the NCAA selects four years of championship sites for a variety of sports.

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North Carolina close to losing NCAA events over bathroom law

He said there was no deal. The growing partisan divide came up again for Governor Cooper, a Democrat, when the Republican controlled state senate pushed through legislation, now halted by courts, that stripped powers held by his predecessor, Republican Pat McCrory.

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White House invites intelligence committee leaders to review National Security Council documents

Cohen-Watnick is among about a dozen White House officials who would have access to the types of classified information Nunes says he viewed, according to current and former USA officials. Spicer repeatedly declined to say it was inaccurate, refusing to comment on the report . Schiff added that while the matter of incidental collection is important, "This issue is not going to distract us from doing our Russia investigation, and Democrats on the committee are committed 'to get the bottom ...

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Trump declares war on hardline conservative Republicans

Later, Amash called the President a "childish bully", saying , "It's constructive in the 5th grade". Again, this all seems trivial on its face, but here's why it could have some real consequences as the country approaches the expiration of the continuing resolution now allowing the federal government to keep operating.

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Senate passes sharply scaled-back school voucher bill

Taylor said. "With this program that we're going to talk about today, it does not effect public school finance and it does provide a small number of students the opportunity to do something different". Left-leaning policy organization Center for Public Policy Priorities released its own fiscal analysis on Thursday showing the bill would cost the Texas public school system more than $500 million per year.

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The Supreme Court Just Ruled in Favor of a Special Education Student

The U.S. Supreme Court set a higher bar for school districts in a ruling this week addressing IDEA's mandate that public schools provide kids with disabilities a free appropriate public education. Sen. Disability advocacy groups argued that schools must offer more than the bare minimum of services to children with special needs. At the same time, yesterday's ruling did not give Endrew F .

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Xi-Trump summit set for Mar-A-Lago

The first meeting between the two leaders will likely touch on current foreign policy, trade, and US concerns about China's actions in the South China Sea . Washington may be looking to formalise that position. "He hasn't forgotten the things he said during the campaign and this is an insight into his priorities going into the meeting".

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Democrats threaten delay on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

The Supreme Court has had a vacancy for more than a year after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Gorsuch knew Democrats on the panel would do their best to disqualify or discredit him on ideological, if not judicial, grounds, since he comes before them as their pariah president's personal pick.

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First two Democrats back Trump U.S. Supreme Court pick

So far only one - Manchin - has firmly stated he will vote with Republicans to advance Gorsuch's nomination , though he hasn't said how he will vote on the nominee's final confirmation. Schumer pointed to the treatment past year of Merrick Garland, Obama's Supreme Court nominee, who never even got a hearing as McConnell led a Republican blockade.

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Schumer warns GOP against rules change on Supreme Court

He announced Tuesday that the final vote would be Friday, April 7. "I need to see how Judge Gorsuch answers my written Qs, under oath, before deciding", Leahy said on whether he'll filibuster . "On the Republican side, it would be hard to find a better candidate, OK?" "If that means we have to change Senate rules, it will be a very sad day for the Senate, but if that's what it takes, then that's what it takes".

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Massive fire burning under I-85 in Atlanta

After 45 minutes of burning, the bridge collapsed, and firefighters are working to determine if anyone has been injured. I-85 northbound collapsed at Piedmont Road after less than an hour of the flames being reported. Traffic on Hwy. 400 is now being diverted onto exit 1/Sidney Marcus Rd./I-85 North, while traffic on I-85 South is being diverted onto exit 86 Georgia Highway 400 North.


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