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Hotel carbon monoxide leak kills child, sickens others

Memorial Hospital of South Bend in IN is treating nine patients, eight children and one adult. "The other ones were not unresponsive, but they were outside of the pool area". Wise told reporters a non-toxic level of carbon monoxide is about 50 parts per million. During the room-to-room evacuation, a family member of the children alerted first responders to a seventh child in one of the first floor rooms who wasn't breathing.

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Indiana Democratic Senator Throws Support Behind Gorsuch Nomination

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republicans are determined to confirm Gorsuch. Cardin, Coons, Feinstein, Leahy, and Menendez all hail from deep blue states and thus face no electoral pressure to let Gorsuch through; if each of them joins the filibuster , he'll be stuck at 59 votes maximum.

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Driver in fatal church bus crash 'admitted texting before collision'

Kuchler says the driver of the pickup truck told him he was texting and driving . DPS Sgt. Conrad Hein declined to comment Friday on the cause of the crash or if texting might have played a role. Only two of the 21 passengers were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. The group, all elderly members of the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, were driving home from a choir retreat in Leakey.

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Year-Old Girl Believed Abducted From Double Murder Scene

Two people were arrested when police found Arieyana Forney. "Arieyana is described to be a black female, 5'1", 130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. WT Harris Boulevard. Investigators haven't said how they died, but they are calling it a homicide investigation. "That vehicle does belong at this home and is regularly seen at this home".

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Trump hits golf course with Senator Rand Paul

Trump and Paul, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination, frequently clashed with Trump during the campaign. Paul has argued his bill more fully repeals and replaces the 2010 health care law, under which consumers are facing rising costs and fewer policy options.

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Claire McCaskill backs filibuster of Neil Gorsuch, makes nuclear option likely

Sen. Most Democrats have said they would support blocking a confirmation vote using a procedural hurdle called a filibuster that requires 60 votes to allow a confirmation vote, although some want to avoid such a move. The Republican Party holds 52 seats in the Senate. The group's latest push comes as Senate Democrats are trying to block Gorsuch's nomination from reaching a final vote.

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Ambrose: Gorsuch wins day with Senate testimony

The Senate Judiciary Committee held four days of confirmation hearings this week, including two days questioning Gorsuch. Thus, they need the support of at least eight Democrats and, so far, no member of the opposition party has said they will vote for Gorsuch.

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Final Four: Gonzaga Holds Off South Carolina, Advances to Title Game

Despite palpable excitement in the arena , the game felt a bit like an appetizer before the second semifinal - with the explosive, athletic Oregon Ducks (splendiferous in their dark green uniforms) taking the stage against the classic powder-blue-and-white North Carolina, with its 5-time championship pedigree.

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NTSB Investigates Texas Church Bus Accident that Left 13 Dead

Authorities in two Texas counties say they received phone calls about a white pickup truck swerving along the roadway shortly before a head-on collision between a church bus and a pickup killed 13 people. Uvalde police Lt. Daniel Rodriguez said a man called about 12:02 p.m. Wednesday to report the swerving truck heading north on USA 83 and to ask deputies to respond.

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Tuskegee trying to become Air Force trainer manufacture site

The company's bid was submitted Thursday morning. "The Leonardo project in Tuskegee calls for the creation of 750 high-wage, full-time jobs over a 10-year ramp-up period, beginning in 2019", the official announcement reads. Tuskegee Mayor Tony Haygood says that this kind of economic development would of course be huge for Macon County and he's confident that the Air force will make the right choice.

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Mississippi State's William ready for one last battle

In the almost seven months since, the Bulldogs have proven their head coach right. Parity is just as important to a sport as a legendary, headline-grabbing winning streak, and we will see that moving forward. "Whatever the paper says, that's how tall I am and I really don't know", William said. "Sometimes, it just clicks - all that we've been telling her throughout the year".

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Michael Flynn did not reveal Russian Federation speaking fees in White House

A financial disclosure form signed by Flynn on March 31 revealed this information. The Justice Department has responded to the request. "How does the White House know that these are the same materials that were shown to the chairman if the White House wasn't aware what the chairman was being shown?" Reaching back to campaign mode, Trump aides also contend that Hillary Clinton had more extensive ties to Moscow than Trump .

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Was there a deal to repeal HB2? Depends who you talk to

After the news conference, Berger and Moore were spotted by reporters walking to the governor's mansion - an indication that additional negotiations could be taking place. But a recent AP analysis reveals just how devastating of an impact the law has had on the states economy. Since the law was made Bruce Springsteen cancelled a concert, the National Basketball Association moved it's All-Star game, Canadian rock star Bryan Adams also cancelled his concert, and the NCAA moved it's March ...

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Trump To Sign Executive Orders To Address US Trade Deficit

Trump's move Friday to direct the government to identify "cheaters" in worldwide trade - potentially those who artificially reduce prices - could allow US companies to better compete in the export marketplace, reducing the overall deficit, but also increasing the price of imports arriving.

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Trump Signs Executive Orders on US Trade Deficit, Duty Collection

The U.S. will "take necessary and lawful action to end" trade abuses, the president explained, adding, "We are going to get these bad trade deals straightened out". We also have no intention of carrying out competitive currency devaluation to stimulate exports. "Imports also provide high quality inputs for American businesses helping companies and their USA employees become or remain highly competitive in both domestic and foreign markets".

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Texas, Louisiana brace for possible flooding and tornadoes

It should be noted, however, that all of north Texas and even southern Oklahoma does have a severe threat, too, just not a high tornado threat. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for our far northern counties but street flooding is a possibility just about anywhere in the area.

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DNC Chair: GOP Doesn't 'Give AS***' About The People

At a rally in New Jersey Friday, Perez spoke to the New Jersey Working Alliance - and things got a little raucous. Perez encouraged Democrats to resist Trump and his policies and referred to the president's reign in the White House as being "a bully in Washington".

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SWFL weather: Chance of rain Friday

Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Skies will slowly clear on Monday , forecasters say, with temperatures reaching the low 70s. Sunday: Mostly sunny and cooler. Monday night - A chance of showers. As we move into the weekend, Saturday looks iffy with some chances for rain, especially north and west of Salem.

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Texting While Driving May Have Caused TX Truck/Van Crash

We're getting close to Concan. Safety concerns have long surrounded the 15-passenger vans, also frequently used by churches and other groups, with advocates saying they can be hard to control in an emergency. The cause of the crash was not immediately known, but the National Transportation Safety Board arrived at the scene March 30 to investigate the incident, ABC affiliate KSAT reported .

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Police seek carjacking suspect who was doused with gasoline

Tewksbury Police said the woman was at Circle K gas station on Andover Street when the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. When the suspect succeeded in driving away, the woman was dragged alongside the vehicle for a short distance in the parking lot.

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US President Trump signs order to roll back Obama's climate policies

The pledges comes despite support for Trump's order from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which called it "vital to stimulating economic growth". "I suggested that he temper his expectations. In an interview with the Guardian , Murray acknowledged that job loss across the coal industry was driven by technological innovation, not over-regulation.

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Storm Chasers From Cassville Die During Texas Storm

The incident happened in a heavily wooded area in East Fort Worth, Texas , according to the report. But the field has grown far more crowded because of the financial incentives, the rise of social media and entertainment such as the Discovery Channel's " Storm Chasers " and the 1996 movie "Twister", starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt.

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Truck driver texting before crash that killed 13

The 13th victim died at a San Antonio hospital, about 75 miles away. At least three calls were made to 911 dispatchers reporting an "erratic driver" prior to the accident, officials said. Texas is one of only four USA states which do not have a state-wide ban on texting while driving, however, such legislation is now on its way to the upper house of the Texas State Legislature.

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Meeks Saves the Day for Tar Heels

Still, Oregon almost pulled off the upset win . The ankles have been problematic since the start of the tournament, when he was injured in the first round against Texas Southern. So then we're not forced into rotations. "Kennedy, I thought, was awesome, " Williams said. He can guard one through five ... "I think I'll be effective", he said.

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Betsy DeVos criticizes Denver Public Schools

Roughly 90 districts around the state fall into those categories, including Chicago Public Schools. Their agenda is being promoted both on the national level - our new secretary of education is a big supporter of charter schools - and now here in Nebraska and in the legislatures of other states.

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Michael Flynn omitted Russian income off initial financial disclosures

Earlier this month, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ranking member Elijah Cummings also released documents showing Flynn made almost $68,000 in fees and expenses from Russian-related organizations, including more than $45,000 from RT tied to a December 2015 trip to Moscow where he sat near Russian President Vladimir Putin during the network's 10th anniversary party.

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Sanders: Prioritizing jobs over climate change is 'stupid and dangerous'

Mars, Incorporated was the first major brand to speak out in favor of the Clean Power Plan and continued USA leadership on climate change, and others soon followed suit. "Those decisions are being made at the state level and plant by plant", said Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen, who said his group is "continuing to work aggressively to retire dirty coal plants".

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Caller Warned Pickup 'All Over the Road' Before Deadly Church Bus Crash

The federal agency has declined to comment on what caused the crash. It was not immediately clear what caused the deadly crash involving a van carrying church members and a pickup truck on USA 83 outside Garner State Park in northern Uvalde County, Texas.

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US Supreme Court nomination fight puts focus on vulnerable Democrats

Chuck Schumer criticized Gorsuch, saying he "almost instinctively favors the powerful over the weak" and would not serve as a check on President Trump or be a mainstream justice. In three days of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge, remained calm under sharp questioning from Democrats, paving the way for the panel to vote on the nomination on April 3.

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NCAA to review bathroom bill repeal before deciding on NC return

Depends who you ask. Governor Roy Cooper has already signed the bill. On the left, you've got people like Progress NC Action Executive Director Gerrick Brenner calling the bill a "brutal compromise , the result of a Republican supermajority that is willing to hold North Carolina hostage and inflict economic damage on our state instead of extending dignity and respect to the LGBT community".

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Work together to make necessary changes to health care

We may have to move out ourselves if they don't". "I know that we're all going to make a deal on health care". Then we got Obamacare. "We have an aggressive agenda and we've been moving quickly on this aggressive agenda, but we want to make sure that we get it right".

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Michael Flynn left Russian speaking fees off initial financial disclosures

President Donald Trump says his former national security adviser, Mike Flynn, is right to ask for immunity in exchange for talking about Russian Federation. Mr Flynn reported between 750,000 dollars (£598,000) and 1.5 million dollars (£1.2 million) in mortgage debt related to his personal home and a rental property.

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Some Conservatives Are Happy Neil Gorsuch Might Be Filibustered

Senate floor next week. But Ayotte said Gorsuch has a "well-established mainstream record" on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. She's come under heavy pressure from the right to confirm Gorsuch and from the left to join a Democratic plan to block the vote on his nomination, which is expected next week.

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Rubio says his campaign staffers were targeted by Russian Federation hackers

A congressional aide confirmed that discussions with the Senate intelligence committee involved immunity. "We simply must - and we will - get this right, " added Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, the panel's top Democrat. Disinformation spread on social media was created to raise doubts about the US election and the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, said Senator Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat.

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Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Trump SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch

Gorsuch is assured of support from the 52 Republicans. "Historically, there are just simple up-or-down votes [on Supreme Court nominees]". If that is reached, the confirmation requires a simple majority. As of this writing, Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, Jeff Merkley, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Bob Casey are the only Democratic senators who have publicly committed to opposing Gorsuch.


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