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Paul Ryan: Trump 'Very Apologetic' for Promoting Judge Jeanine Segment

What happened is, we are going through, what I would call, a very painful growing pain. "So you at no time said , 'Whatever you find out, you should probably go tell President Trump about it?'" By "apologetic", Ryan clarified, "in that he said, 'I had no idea that that's what she was gonna talk about...

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President Trump's Freedom Caucus Fight Faces Challenges Beyond Twitter

Both of Trump's attempts at a Muslim travel ban have been blocked in courts. Evidence of his repeated Twitter claim that he was "wiretapped" by Barack Obama has yet to materialize. The leader of a third group, Making America Great, said the group was too new to jump into health care. "I fight when I feel I'm getting screwed, even if it's costly and hard and highly risky", Trump wrote in "The Art of the Deal", his 1987 urtext.

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Republicans 'Turn The Cannons On Each Other' In Week Of Public Feuding

The GOP's ObamaCare repeal plan was pulled from the House floor last week after the Freedom Caucus and other Republicans said they wouldn't support it. Asked if it were realistic for the House to try to revive its health care legislation, Sen. While they are certainly conservative, ideology is not what makes the Freedom Caucus special.

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March Madness: It's Down To The Final Fours03:37

While there are no teams from the Sunshine State taking part in the final weekend of the NCAA Basketball Tournament in Glendale, Arizona , fans in South Florida still have a rooting interest - thanks to a Miami native who has taken Cinderella to the ball.

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Here's What Percent Of Insurance Plans Didn't Cover Maternity Care Before Obamacare

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Democrats will address Obama's overhaul only when Republicans drop their repeal effort. Ryan, R-Wis., said Wednesday that Obamacare will cause a "collapse" of the American health-care system.

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Hawaii judge indefinitely extends order blocking Trump's travel ban

Watson issued a 43-page ruling about the TRO, declaring that the ban, much like the first one, is unconstitutional. The Maryland judge's more limited order is also in the form of a nationwide injunction and it, too, is based on the view that the Trump order targeting the six Mideast nations is likely to be ruled to be an anti-Muslim restriction.

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Lawyer: Student reinstated after incident with Muslin prof

Polston's attorney, Kenneth Lewis , said in a statement after the suspension was lifted, The Orlando Sentinel reported Friday. "Since you've chose to carry a blitzkrieg out against me, I may have to speak up in regards to your extreme bias and not necessarily to the class but to the dean".

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US House Speaker Ryan understands Trump's frustration on health bill

The prospects for using tax reform to repeal Obamacare's taxes dimmed earlier this week in the House of Representatives, when House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said he would not include the Obamacare items in tax reform legislation his panel is expected to disclose later this year.

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Trump says 'we must fight' Freedom Caucus Republicans and Democrats

And any compromise on spending cuts will nearly certainly spark opposition from the Freedom Caucus . Shea Cox, a 21-year-old computer science major from Shelbyville, Tennessee, said the bill failed because Ryan rushed what Cox called a "complete hack job" that "looked nearly exactly like "Obamacare" with a couple of things taken out".

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US Marshals search for missing federal judge, 91

Two teens found Kosik's SUV in a wooded area of Dunmore and alerted law enforcement. But instead of turning right out of the store near Daleville to head home, Judge Kosik turned left. The Marshals Service said Kosik was driving a gray 2015 silver Acura that had the driver's side damaged, according to the Scranton Times-Tribune .

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North Carolina Repeals Transgender Bathroom Law

Hemminger, who has advocated for a full repeal of HB2 , expressed appreciation for Cooper's leadership and efforts to end discrimination in North Carolina. "With so many trans young people facing discrimination, trans women of color being murdered, and real problems facing our country, it is a disgrace that North Carolina is acting once again to target our vulnerable community".

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United States of America hammer Honduras 6-0 to put campaign back on track

Arena, who was coaching his first game of the Hex on Friday, replaced Jurgen Klinsmann , who was sacked after the US lost the first two matches - 2-1 to Mexico and 4-0 to Costa Rica, both on home soil in November. "I think he's been exceptional the last couple months with Dortmund". Seastian Lletget: Played just 18 minutes, but they were 18 good ones. "I look forward to seeing how he reacts in these next two games".

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15-year-old held in stabbing death of western Nebraska man

On Wednesday, authorities released that two people have been arrested and charged in the stabbing death of 25-year-old John Fratis. An investigator said Raylynn E. Fratis' death is being investigated by the State Patrol, Ogallala Police Department, Keith County Attorney's Office and Nebraska Attorney General's Office.

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Alligator found tied to a tree in Kendall, Florida

Officials believe the multiple people were involved in the operation due to the gator's size. However the culprit, or culprits, who tied up the alligator could face jail time as the animal was "stressed out" by the ordeal. "Probably responsible for a lot of dead ducks in the neighborhood", Ramon Furelos, a resident of the community said. They're glad it was caught. The gator is being taken to a sanctuary and will be treated for some artificial wounds and will then be released back into the ...

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Thornwell leads SC to 88-81 NCAA upset of Duke

Before the tournament even started, everyone had dreams of North Carolina vs Duke in the National Championship game. What do you think has been the biggest upset thus far in the NCAA tournament? Any team that can halt a red-hot Duke squad deserves recognition as a legitimate threat the rest of the tournament.

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I Can't Wait for Sam Brownback to Try to Screw This Up

The Republican-controlled Legislature on Wednesday delivered a bill expanding the state's Medicaid program to the conservative GOP governor's office. The bill's supporters would need 27 of 40 votes in the Senate and 84 of 125 in the House for the two-thirds majorities for overriding a veto.

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Unemployment rates down in 115 Kentucky counties; Woodford, Fayette remain state's lowest

The jobless rate in Barren County fell to 5.1 percent in February, with 1,005 people in the labor force listed as unemployed according to a report released by the Kentucky Career Center on Thursday. However, total non-farm jobs dropped by 300 to 93,200. But strong gains were shown in educational/health services (+800) and professional/business services (+600).

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Top Senate Democrat promises fight to block Trump high court pick

Democratic Sens. Sherrod Brown of OH and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, two other Rust Belt states carried by Trump, have also said they will filibuster Gorsuch's nomination. Yet Gorsuch, in our view, brings the type of intelligence needed to be a Supreme Court justice. Since there's no limit to how long a filibuster can last , Republicans could be waiting a long while before eight Democrats chose to join them.

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Donald Trump warns Freedom Caucus amid talk of reviving healthcare bill

In the wake of the collapse of the legislation, the Trump administration has pinned some of the blame on conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC), and said that it will work with moderate Republicans and Democrats to advance its agenda going forward.

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California sees heaviest mountain snowpack in years

The statewide average for April measured in at 164 percent of average, down from March's tally of 185 percent of average. Strong storms and cold temperatures this winter have left a behind a deep snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which provides water for about 23 million Californians from the Bay Area to Southern California.

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Vice President Mike Pence faces backlash for photo of Freedom Caucus meeting

There are no women in the House Freedom Caucus, though top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway was reportedly in attendance for the meeting including the conservative House group, President Trump and Pence. That amendment, should AHCA miraculously pass, piles more restrictions on women under the "health care" bill that already calls for dismantling insurance coverage for abortion and defunding Planned Parenthood.

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Crayola set to retire a color from iconic yellow box

But if you're anxious that means there will only be 23 crayons in each box, Joshua Kroo-Crayola's director of marketing communications - promises that the retired color will be replaced with a new "exciting" hue. Crayola crayons were first produced in 1903 by Binney & Smith Co. In an email, Crayola product marketing and communications manager Margot Somerville said Dandelion will also be retired across all crayon products.

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SC's Thornwell back from Final 4 sick day

Williams-Goss will go cold for an entire half. This year's national semifinals features two teams making their first ever Final Four, a third making their first appearance in decades, and North Carolina . They dominated that field in Maui. Roy Williams, North Carolina . Likewise, Oregon performed the second upset of the Elite Eight games beating top-seeded Kansas 74-60.

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'Tremendous' traffic impact expected after Atlanta bridge collapse

The interstate is a major artery for the U.S. South and a thoroughfare for traffic heading north and south through Atlanta. "We are as eager to learn the cause of this fire as anyone, which is why we will continue to work closely and in full cooperation with fire investigators to determine exactly how the fire was started", McMurry said.

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Democrats Will Try to Block Neil Gorsuch Confirmation

There are now 52 Republicans, 46 Democrats and two Independents, who caucus with the Democrats, in the Senate. That's when Schumer will filibuster- meaning that 60 votes will be needed to confirm Gorsuch rather than a simple majority. David Carle, a spokesman for Leahy, said the senator meant to submit additional questions for Gorsuch to answer under oath. Democrats should save the filibuster for another time.

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Transit system ups service after I-85 collapse

Witnesses said troopers told motorists to turn around on the bridge because they were concerned about its integrity. Stafford said a cause of the fire could not be determined at this time because inspectors could not get under the bridge yet due to structural concerns.

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Man dead after struggle had been shot earlier

Police say the 28-year-old man struggled with the police officer and shots were fired. Leroy Brown Jr., a father of three, was identified by family members. Officers then followed the vehicle which led them to find the suspect suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, police said. Police say Brown Jr., the woman and four kids all hopped into a vehicle that was left running and unattended nearby.

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German government denies receiving North Atlantic Treaty Organisation invoice from Trump

The Saarland governor's popularity apparently made the difference Sunday. Heading into Sunday's vote, which was the first of three state polls in the run-up to September's national contest, analysts had said that a big win for CDU might trigger a waterfall effect across Germany's 16 federal states, where Mrs.

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Confirm Gorsuch to the high court

Even the editors of The New York Times , not friends of Judge Neil Gorsuch's conservative politics, felt that he conducted himself well before the committee. So far, only one Democrat - West Virginia's Joe Manchin - has promised support to move the nomination forward. Then we're not talking about Scalia for Scalia, which is what Gorsuch is, we're talking about Scalia for somebody on the court who shares our values.

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Arab leaders broach reconciliation with Israel in return for occupied territory

The statement says that "peace is a strategic option" for the Arab world, based on a two-state solution - Palestine in the pre-1967 lines - alongside Israel. Ahead of the Summit, political analysts expected that it will not be fruitful and will be just another meeting of the Arab leaders to fail to reach consensus.

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Crayola to Retire a Color; But Which One Will it Be?

Before that, Crayola retired green blue, orange red, orange yellow, violet blue, maize, lemon yellow, blue gray and raw umber in 1990. But once the color is retired, the Forks Township, Pennsylvania-based company will not produce any more crayons in that shade.

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Baton Rouge students injured after charter buses crash near LaPlace

A third bus carrying students was also headed to New Orleans, but was not involved in the crash. State Police spokeswoman Trooper Melissa Matey said the injuries are minor. Sources tell WBRZ News 2 that the crash happened on I-10 east near U.S. 51. Parents of the students have been notified. Heavy traffic was reported in the area as officials cleared the scene.

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Manchin becomes first Democrat to say he'll vote for Gorsuch

A deal would require eight Democrats to vote to advance the nomination in return for a promise that in the future they would be able to block a nominee in extraordinary circumstances. He was previously a deputy assistant attorney general at the Justice Department and is the youngest Supreme Court nominee in 25 years. "I don't talk about private discussions", Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, said when asked about the talks.

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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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