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Trump University fraud case settled for $25m

District Judge Gonzalo Curiel of the Southern District of California approved the settlement on Friday, one day after holding a final approval hearing in San Diego. Attorneys for the customers say thousands will get at least 90% of their money back. During the election, she appeared in two anti-Trump campaign ads.

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2 rounds of storms expected to hit Mid

NWS says tornadoes can occur in many different shapes and sizes ranging from a few yards to over one mile in width. Pinpointing the exact timing and position of each feature is very hard to do since this storm will take on a different element than the past two systems.

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South Korean supporters of arrested ex-president to protest

Numerous charges relate to Park's relationship with Choi Soon-sil, a friend and close confidante who is accused of using her connections and knowledge to extort vast sums of money from businesses in Korea. After indictment, Park is likely to remain in detention, probably for several months, during her trial. Apart from the cell, Park will be subject to the same rules on everything from meals to room inspections, the former prosecutors and prison officials said.

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White House appeals ruling on travel ban

The appeal will go to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco - which upheld the ruling that barred enforcement of the first executive order, NBC News reported. "The court will not crawl into a corner, pull the shutters closed, and pretend it has not seen what it has", Watson wrote on Wednesday. It maintained the 120-day ban on all US admission of refugees, those fleeing violence or persecution in their homeland, but removed a provision giving future preference to refugees from ...

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Texas Senate unanimously passes budget bill

That change could eliminate the need $1 increase in the cigarette tax now in House Bill 1001, the budget. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott talks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017, after meeting with President Donald Trump.

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Maryland High School Rape Suspects Illegally Crossed Southern Border To Join Relatives

According to the police statement, the girl was walking down the hall of her high school when she was approached by the two male students: Jose O. Montano , 17, and Henry E. "And I think that the city should look at its policies, and I think that this is something that authorities are going to have to look at". Police officials later revealed that Sanchez-Milian is an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala who came to the U.S.

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House Republicans struggle to revive health care overhaul plan

Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, who helped derail the bill , have been talking with some Republican moderate holdouts in an effort to identify changes that could bring them on board with the measure. The demise of the Republican health care reform effort on Capitol Hill has breathed new life into the left wing of the Democratic Party and what has always been its own elusive health care unicorn - single-payer.

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Hannity temporarily breaks ranks with Trump to offer some sound advice

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said he's been having discussions with Tuesday Group Co-Chairman Tom MacArthur , and is open to a meeting between the two groups. "I don't want that to happen", Mr Ryan told CBS' This Morning programme, referring to Mr Trump's offer to work with Democrats. In other words, few in the House of Representatives wanted to repeal them.

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Democratic Senators Go Against Their Party, Support Gorsuch for Supreme Court

The seven-figure commitment is part of a $10 million campaign the group rolled out in January to support Gorsuch's confirmation. To reach 60 votes, McCaskill was key. party bosses ahead of Missourians". McCaskill announced her opposition to his nomination on Friday. Republicans need eight Democrats to vote with them.

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Crayola retiring one of its crayons on Friday

Dandelion's retirement was to be announced Friday to mark National Crayon Day, but came out a day early via Crayola's Twitter account. Crayola is going all out this year and is expected to announce a brand-new color after retiring one of the colors from its 24-pack.

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

In a letter to White House counsel dated Friday, Yates' lawyer said she meant to testify at the hearing despite Trump administration concerns that the information she shared could be covered by executive privilege. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said that the FBI is still not fully cooperating with the committee's request for information pertaining to its Russian Federation investigation, which includes the leaks that precipitated the resignation of former national ...

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Seeking end to boycott, North Carolina rescinds transgender bathroom law

Roy Cooper on Thursday signed a law repealing the so-called "bathroom bill," potentially lifting restrictions on publicly funded travel that California placed on his state at the start of this year. One element of HB2, as it is called, stated that people could only use a public restroom that corresponded to the gender on their birth certificates.

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Trump Reignites GOP Firestorm With Tweet Challenging Freedom Caucus

But some changes made to appease the Freedom Caucus alienated GOP moderates, whose votes were also needed. But Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's office said that official's claim isn't true, and that Ryan and Trump have, in fact, discussed the issue.

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China, EU reaffirm climate action after Trump backs away

Suck it up, Trump signaled to New Jersey and the rest of the states as he ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to begin dismantling Obama-era plans to close coal-powered facilities and replace them with more sustainable forms of energy.

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Rep. Jim Jordan willing to work with Trump healthcare

No same, Mr. President. Sanford, a member of the Freedom Caucus , has referred to the Republicans' health care bill as a "watered-down" repeal of Obamacare, and he voted against it in the House Budget Committee. President Donald Trump tweeted about fighting the House Freedom Caucus, met with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on tax reform and hosted the prime minister of Denmark at the White House .

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MARTA adds services after I-85 collapse

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency Thursday night for Fulton County. Emergency crews worked into the wee hours of Friday morning to extinguish a massive fire that broke out on Atlanta's I-85 Thursday, March 30, leading to the collapse of a bridge on the busy highway.

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McCain, Flake signal support for Gorsuch's nomination to Supreme Court

Mr Schumer's announcement is sure to set up a bruising battle. Senator Bob Casey, a Democrat up for re-election in 2018 in one of those states, Pennsylvania, announced on Thursday he would vote against Gorsuch and support a filibuster. On Thursday, according to the Associated Press, New York Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Wednesday he is open to voting for him. All they'll do is slow Gorsuch's confirmation, and prove that both parties are capable of ideological warfare over Supreme Court ...

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Seattle mayor announces lawsuit over Trump sanctuary cities order

The Office of Justice Programs was unavailable for comment. And Sessions indicated the Justice Department could begin to impose stricter requirements on grant money. City of Seattle policy does, however, prevent police from asking about a person's immigration status, and King County, which operates local jails, do not adhere to federal detainer requests from ICE.

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Federal Judge Extends Ruling Blocking Trump's Ban Indefinitely

This appeal is pending before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia. Like the original order , the second one prohibits entry to all refugees - people fleeing their homelands claiming persecution or fear of violence - for 120 days, but Syrian refugees are no longer barred indefinitely.

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NCAA gives North Carolina ultimatum on 'bathroom bill'

Cooper spokesman Ford Porter said "Republican leaders are more interested in political stunts than negotiating a compromise to repeal HB2" and that any religious conscience provision like one approved in IN in 2015 "remains a deal-breaker".

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Net Revel In GOP Infighting, Tout Trump Targeting Freedom Caucus

Massie was "hell no". President Trump has expressed interest in moving on from healthcare, but members of Congress have pushed back on that idea. Trump inherited a strong economy, which might be leading people to give him a chance to maintain it, said Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the Miller Center.

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Kushner retains scores of real estate holdings while in WH

Instead of stating "I'm sorry" in a genuine way, a politician or celebrity tries to evade accountability by uttering some weasely variation of "I'm sorry but..." or "I'm sorry if you were offended". But lawyers for Kushner and in the Office of the White House Counsel, in consultation with the Office of Government Ethics, determined that his real estate assets, many of them in New York City, are unlikely to pose the kinds of conflicts that would trigger a need to divest.

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I-85 collapse in Atlanta: What caused it?

Amelia Ford picked another route to work by auto and said it took her 45 minutes to travel 3 miles from her Atlanta home to the nearest open on-ramp to the interstate. Soon, interstate traffic was stopped and turned around, creating long jams. The conduit is used in the traffic management cabling, "fiber optic and wire network", McMurry said of the construction product that is commonly used "for all types of purposes".

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Democrats say they'll vote for Gorsuch

Carpenter is widely regarded as a soft-spoken statesman. The refusal to hold hearings significantly heightened partisan tensions over the court. And that's why he plans to vote against Gorsuch. If that happens, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear he will change Senate rules, meaning they could proceed to a final confirmation vote with a simple majority.

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Dem opposition to Trump court pick grows; Schumer warns GOP

Sen. Both West Virginia's Manchin and North Dakota's Heitkamp are up for re-election next year in states that voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., who said that while Gorsuch's record is impressive, she will vote to filibuster and against his nomination. Merrick Garland never got nearly anybody to meet with him, certainly never had a hearing for a minute, never had a chance to be heard in a public hearing, Carper said.

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Goldberg: Paul Ryan a convenient scapegoat

Pirro told TheWrap when asked if she had given Trump a heads-up about her Ryan bashing. I flew to D.C. and someone said , 'The President tweeted your show. The speaker said that money for the wall would instead be included in next fiscal year's appropriations, because "they literally can't start construction even this quickly".

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Rand Paul: 75 Percent Chance We Repeal Obamacare

But keeping Freedom Caucus members happy without losing the votes of Republican moderates has proven tough. "It didn't take long for the swamp to drain @ realDonaldTrump ", tweeted Rep. MONTANARO: Look. They know that they have to try to work with Trump, and they know how popular he is in their districts. In a Twitter post, Trump took aim at the Freedom Caucus, a bloc of the most conservative Republicans in the U.S.

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Sticker shock! North Carolina pays a BIG price for bathroom bill

The NCAA moved championship events out of North Carolina this academic year because of its opposition to the law enacted in March 2016. The NAACP also has initiated a national economic boycott. Meanwhile, there's been another economic casualty due to the bathroom bill: North Carolina's former governor Pat McCrory is having trouble finding work in the private sector because it's his signature that made H.B.

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Texas transgender bathroom effort unswayed by North Carolina roll back

Seeking to win that business back, lawmakers on Thursday repealed the bill, but they also approved a new measure that bans cities from passing their own anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people until 2020, drawing outrage from civil rights advocates.

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Freedom Caucus leader says group holding strong against Trump

For their part, Democrats say they are ready - if not exactly excited - to work with the president. Why not begin with less controversial, smaller issues where success is more likely? "As soon as we figure it out and get the votes". That said, Trump did press for a requirement that insurance companies cover treatment for electrical burns, golf related injuries and Vietnam-induced heel spurs.

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Top Obama official admits to spying on President Trump

Evelyn Farkas, the former Obama administration official who dropped a bombshell on MSNBC's " Morning Joe " earlier this month, is now furiously back-peddling. "These are serious issues - they raise serious concerns, and if true, the issues will be devastating", Spicer said. It has been tricky for President Trump and his allies to retroactively figure out how to explain his tweets about then-President Barack Obama wiretapping Trump Tower.

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United Nations chief in Iraq backs fight against Islamic State group

Gen. Stephen Townsend, denied Tuesday that rules of engagement were changed, instead noting that the campaign for Mosul is a bitter urban slog. Relatives react near the bodies of civilians killed in an airstrike, during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, Mosul, March 17.

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Merkel's party easily beats centre-left in state poll

For Schulz, the result was a return to Earth and a signal that coalition options for his party may be limited if it wins the national election. Sunday's results in Saarland were certainly disappointing for the SPD, but the elections were admittedly very, very close.

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Support surges for Meals on Wheels of Syracuse after proposed budget cuts

The SOWEGA Council on Aging hosts several fundraisers a year to fund the Meals on Wheels program, but directors said a small portion of the program is federally funded with most of the support coming from others in the community. We're very fortunate to have the Meals on Wheels senior services levy. For the Committee on the Shelterless, which provides housing, food, education and work assistance, an estimated $150,000 in funding that benefits the agency is imperiled by the budget proposal, ...

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Coastal Carolina cheerleaders suspended for alleged prostitution

Since the investigation started, the cheerleading section of the CCU Athletics site has since been removed. Coastal Carolina University has suspended its entire cheerleading squad while it conducts an investigation into a series of allegations made in what one member of the team said was an anonymous letter.


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