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Don't Be Fooled-The HB2 'Repeal' Is Still Terrible

Cities including Raleigh and Greensboro have submitted 133 bids to host NCAA championship events in such sports as golf, swimming and basketball through the 2021-22 academic year, with a potential economic impact of about $250 million, according to the North Carolina Sports Association.

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Senate panel to vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Sen. Tester said he would support fellow Democrats if they choose to filibuster the Gorsuch confirmation vote. "When a nominee doesn't get 60 votes, you shouldn't change the rules". Circuit Court of Appeals. Schumer was in the Senate at the time. But the majority leader suggested that he is ready to invoke the so-called "nuclear option" and change the rules of the Senate to end the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees.

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Team Trump's Financial Disclosures Reveal It's One of the Wealthiest Administrations

According to the financial documents, Jared and Ivanka own assets worth upwards of $200 million. President Donald Trump , a billionaire NY businessman, has hired some of the wealthiest people to ever serve in U.S. His assets are valued at between $230 million and $611 million. The financial disclosures - required by law to be made public - give a snapshot of the employees' finances as they entered the White House.

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Activists Hold 'Queer Dance Party' Outside Ivanka Trump's House

In a Facebook post, WERK for Peace said that it was time "to WERK for Mother Earth" by protesting executive orders signed by President Donald Trump that halt "the federal progress the U.S. With her newly expanded role in the White House , Trump is even more susceptible to these protests, because her response to them could definitively make or break her reputation as a feminist.

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Another Oakland fire leaves three dead and one missing

The coroner's office said Cassandra Robertson, 50, of Oakland, was a resident of the building. Inspectors on Friday ordered the owner to immediately service the fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems. In December, three dozen partygoers died in an Oakland warehouse fire that was the deadliest structure fire in the U.S.in more than a decade. Kim owns numerous properties in the San Francisco Bay Area but had largely turned over management of the building that burned to Urojas Community ...

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Missing Tennessee teen spotted with teacher in Oklahoma

In the newly released surveillance video and images, Thomas and Cummins' appear to have dyed their hair. Officials said Cummins used cash to purchase various food items, but did not purchase anything else of significance. "Today Jill Walters Cummins filed for divorce from Tad Cummins, her husband of 31 years". Mark Gwyn, the director of the TBI, said this week, "This is not a fairy tale.

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White House staffers' finances detailed in new disclosures

Trump's top economic adviser, Gary Cohn , is one of the richest men in the president's inner circle . Among them are Presidential advisor Steve Bannon , who disclosed assets between $13 million and $56 million, and Presidential aide KellyAnne Conway, who had assets worth between $10 million and $39 million.

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US Not In Top Ten Happiest Countries

The report highlights the top 10 countries all rank highly in aspects of "income, healthy life expectancy, having someone to count on in times of trouble, generosity, freedom and trust". Bhutan, which measures "gross domestic happiness", ranked 97th. India ranked at 122 and was the least happy country among the SAARC nations. The United States on the other hand fell to number 14, down a spot from past year.

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84 undocumented immigrants arrested in Pacific Northwest

His report includes legal analysis and draws from conversations with more than 200 local immigrants, mostly undocumented, as well as research showing crime rates don't go up in cities with sanctuary-like policies. Bush and Barack Obama, whose name NBC News is withholding because his current employer had not cleared him to speak publicly, said the agency did have a degree of latitude in choosing which documents were subject to disclosure.

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Merkel's CDU savors local election win

Mrs. Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) secured 40.7 percent of all votes, an increase of 5.5 percent compared to the previous election. Schulz, the former president of the European Parliament, admitted Monday that the result had been a bitter disappointment just a week after SPD delegates unanimously elected him party chairman.

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LA Governor: Batten hatches, storm already killed mom, daughter

The victims were identified as Francine Gotch and her 3-year-old daughter, Neville Alexander, who were inside at the time of the storm around 9:30 a.m. There were at least 15 structures damaged in the area, including two that were destroyed. "There was one home with pretty heavy damage". The weather service offices in Austin/San Antonio and Fort Worth had received reports of minor wind damage to trees, up to quarter-sized hail and minor flooding in south central Texas areas.

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Iraqi Special Forces Battle to Mosul Mosque, 17 Killed in Baghdad

The statement was made even as the USA military begins a formal investigation into an explosion in the Iraqi city that is believed to have killed scores of civilians. Since the start of the Mosul military operation in October, more than 350,000 people have fled the fighting, according to United Nations figures.

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New US education chief DeVos visiting Fort Bragg school

The index ranks America's largest school districts based on the accessibility of their school choice options. As someone who has devoted nearly all of their professional life to education, I am appalled by what the Trump and DeVos team wants to do to public schools.

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First Alert Weather Day for Sunday and early Monday morning

A tornado touched down near Bellaire at an apartment complex on Bissonnet near Renwick, Dan Reilly of the National Weather Service said. Louisiana's governor is warning residents that the state should be on "high alert" for the storms and is urging people to stay off the roads.

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Climate Change: China Steps Forward, US Steps Back

While Trump bets big on fossil fuels like coal, shale and petroleum, China has committed to investing almost $360 billion in renewable energy by 2020. That plan was meant to cut harmful carbon emissions by replacing coal-fired power plants with renewable energy sources. Obama promised past year to cut USA greenhouse gas emissions by about 26 per cent from the 2005 level by 2025.

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J. Jason Gale: Health care should be considered an American birthright

The far right is entitled to its opinion, but the truth is, most Americans disagree with it. The same dynamic is at work in the Senate. If we gain even a portion of the improvement in costs seen in other industrialized countries, we would end up paying less.

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Donnelly Announces Support For Trump Nominee Gorsuch

The New Jersey senator told reporters that he's still deciding on Gorsuch, but "when I come to a conclusion on how I'm voting on Gorsuch, I'll decide on how I'm voting in the whole process". " Merrick Garland should be a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court". Adam Jentleson, senior strategic adviser to the liberal Center for American Progress, said that progressives may not have felt as compelled to fight the Gorsuch nomination this year.

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Pickup truck driver was texting before crashing into church minibus, killing 13

Jody Kuchler described seeing a truck swerving into the opposite lane several times as he was driving with his girlfriend along US Highway 83 around 75 miles west of San Antonio, according to BuzzFeed News . "I told him we're talking safety here, and they need to get him off the road". "I was texting, '" Kuchler recalled. He also told police that Young was driving around 80 miles per hour.

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Storms take aim at Alabama after killing 2 in Louisiana

Torrential rain associated with thunderstorms Sunday night into early Monday could cause a few localized flooding issues with total rainfall amounts ranging from 1 to 3 inches anticipated and locally higher amounts are not out of the question, according to the weather service.

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Spicer tries to make nice with reporter he snubbed

That's it. Plain and simple. Trump said to Ryan on February 16. "Understand this, at some point, the facts are what they are", he said . "Does the President still believe climate change is a hoax?" If we're splitting hairs on what day of the calendar it was, that's a pretty interesting development.

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First Warning Forecast: Tracking showers and storms late Monday into Tuesday

As showers and storms from the main wave move out this evening, around 7 to 8 pm, we could see some more activity develop overnight. We could even see a few thunderstorms late. South winds will be between 10-20 miles per hour. Morning temperatures will be down in the upper 40's; afternoon highs will climb into the upper 70's.

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Court Appearance Set for Man Suspected in I-85 Fire

No one was hurt when the span gave way on Thursday evening as a fire raged beneath it, sending thick black smoke into the air and briefly igniting a fireball before the structure fell in on itself, snarling traffic. Investigators spoke with the suspects on Friday night, but have not released more details on what the trio was doing before the fire broke out. For motorists from the Athens area traveling into Atlanta , the closest MARTA option is the transit system's Doraville station, at 6000 ...

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Most Democrats oppose Trump Supreme Court pick, but not all

Republicans need the support of six more Democrats to avoid a filibuster. "(President) Donald Trump promised Missourians that he would look out for the little guy, for working people, for the forgotten", said McCaskill. Republicans argued Reid broke Senate rules that typically require 67 votes to change a Senate rule by simply declaring he could do it with 51 votes. "I remain very anxious about our polarized politics and what the future will bring, since I'm certain we will have a Senate ...

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Democratic senators split over support for Gorsuch

Senate Majority Leader of Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said if the filibuster can't be breached, he may employ the so-called "nuclear option": Changing Senate rules to allow a nominee to be confirmed by a simple majority vote. McConnell announced last week that, regardless of Schumer's filibuster threat, the Senate would vote on Gorsuch this Friday before lawmakers leave Washington for a two-week recess.

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Future of Gibraltar to be set by UK-Spain talks

Tusk's draft negotiating guidelines add that the other 27 countries are ready for a transitional deal after Britain's exit in 2019, but that any such arrangement must be under strict European Union rules. Prime Minister Theresa May in her official notification letter "to agree the terms of our future partnership alongside those of our withdrawal". This is why I rule out this kind of interpretation ...

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Neil Gorsuch nod likely as ad battle rages

Donnelly called Gorsuch, 49, "a qualified jurist who will base his decisions on his understanding of the law and is well-respected among his peers". They are Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. Democrats are also still angry that the Republican-led Senate refused a year ago to consider then-Democratic President Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to fill Scalia's seat.

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Driver in Uvalde County crash admitted texting while driving

Morrison said the collision occurred Wednesday when the northbound pickup truck apparently veered into the lane of the southbound bus in Real County. Kushler, who said he followed the truck for 15 minutes, told reporters that he then witnessed the crash and was able to speak to the driver, 20-year-old Jack Dillon Young .

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Chicago authorities search for 2nd teen involved in Facebook Live assault

This situation is the second time in just a few months that officials in Chicago have had to investigate an attack that was broadcast on Facebook. Brendan Deenihan, of the Chicago Police Department. "They humiliated themselves, humiliated their families, and now they're going to be held accountable for what they did". They've humiliated themselves.

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Filings Show Just How Complex Ivanka Trump's And Jared Kushner's Finances Are

Cohn, the former No. 2 executive at Goldman, earned at least $ 40 million in income from Goldman-related dividends, interest, salary and bonuses. The holdings of Trump's so-called "alt-right" chief strategist, Steve Bannon, were valued between US$3.3 million and US$12.6 million, with most held in his consultancy company.

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Lawmakers continue talks on NYS budget in Albany

On Thursday, Mr. Cuomo held a conference call with journalists across the state to discuss the Empire State Equity Act. The contentious stalemate led Cuomo to issue a lengthy statement around midnight, saying legislative leaders have agreed extend the state's recently expired budget through May.

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3 takeaways from Gonzaga's Final Four win over SC

A sizzling 16-0 run after Gonzaga took a 14-point lead with 11:35 to go gave the Gamecocks a brief lead, but the Bulldogs (37-1) reverted to the inside attack that served them throughout their own tournament run to put the game away. Gonzaga's 7-foot center Przemek Karnowski "just guards the whole lane", Dan Dickau said. Thornwell , the Southeastern Conference player of the year, missed Thursday's practice when he wasn't feeling well.

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Former colleagues, judges to testify for Supreme Court pick

The Senate's "cloture" rule requires a supermajority of 60 votes to overcome such a filibuster. "I hope that we can get 60 votes and not change 200 plus years of history", said Graham. "After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I can not support Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court", Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor, a day after Gorsuch finished marathon Judiciary Committee testimony.

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LGBTQ Community: NC's Repeal of "Bathroom Bill" Does More Harm than Help

North Carolina lawmakers rolled back North Carolina's "bathroom bill" Thursday in a bid to end the backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments. Governor Roy Cooper has already signed the bill. The new bill drops the rule on transgender bathroom use. "It's doubling down on the discrimination that HB2 exacts - it's HB2.0".

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Senate Democrats in pro-Trump states pressured to support Gorsuch nomination

In announcing her opposition to Gorsuch and support for the filibuster, McCaskill said that she does, nevertheless, "remain very anxious about our polarized politics and what the future will bring, since I'm certain we will have a Senate rule change that will usher in more extreme judges in the future".

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Pence Breaks Tie In Senate Planned Parenthood Funds Vote

Like most people in President Donald Trump's incredibly sexist administration, Vice President Mike Pence has been one of the most vicious adversaries of the Planned Parenthood - a nonprofit that provides reproductive health care services to the lower-income Americans across the country.


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