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Dems Have Votes To Filibuster Trump's SCOTUS Pick Gorsuch

A divided Senate panel is backing Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch . Sen. Mitch McConnell , the leader of the chamber's majority Republicans, has vowed that he will ensure Gorsuch is confirmed and appointed to the court. To date, three Democrats have come out in support of Gorsuch, and the Republicans would have needed to secure eight Democratic votes to kill a filibuster.

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Trump faces questions of interference

About 300 people took over a sidewalk in front of the event, some waving signs linking him to President Donald Trump and Russian Federation. About 300 people protested on the sidewalk outside with signs saying Nunes is more interested in protecting President Donald Trump than them.

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Pink diamond auctioned for record $71.2 million in Hong Kong

It's the nearly 60-carat chunk of rock known as the Pink Star which, according to Sotheby's auction house and various media outlets, is hitting the auction block on April 4th in Hong Kong where it's expected to fetch as much as $60 million or more.

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Fire chief: 3 die, 4 hurt when boiler explodes in St. Louis

In November 2014, an inspection found the company working with a defective forklift operating without lights, damage to latches on safety chains, a missing guard rail on a boiler, and a pedestal grinder that was not properly anchored. A third person at Faultless Healthcare Linen was pinned under the boiler but fire department responders were able to free that victim. The piece of the boiler debris was 10 to 13 feet in length and at least 3.5 feet in diameter.

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Dems claim votes to block Gorsuch; GOP will override them

The starkly divided Senate panel weighed Gorsuch's nomination, with Republicans casting the Denver-based appeals court judge as fiercely independent and Democrats complaining that his ambiguous testimony makes him the wrong choice. Sens. Coons, Feinstein, Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Mark Warner of Virginia all said for the first time Monday that they'd vote to block. "Judge Gorsuch's views were hard to discern because he refused to answer questions, even basic questions that had been ...

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Storms force school closings after killing 2 in Louisiana

At least two people were killed in Louisiana after an EF1 tornado touched down Sunday, part of a round of risky severe thunderstorms impacting the South. Storm damage has also been seen in Cameron, SC. Afternoon practice for the Masters, the golf tournament in Augusta, was suspended, organizers said on Twitter.

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Bomb Threats Made To Rockville High School In Wake Of Rape Case

Sanchez Milian and Jose Montano, 17, allegedly raped the victim orally, vaginally, and anally, sometimes simultaneously, in a bathroom stall on March 16 as she cried out in pain and begged them to stop, according to a police interview with the victim.

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Republicans may need 'nuclear option' to confirm Neil Gorsuch to SCOTUS

Confirmation by 41 Democratic senators that they will oppose President Donald Trump's nominee for supreme court justice makes it increasingly likely that Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell will invoke the "nuclear" option later this week, which would allow supreme court nominees to be elected by a simple majority rather than the 60-40 majority now required.

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Sen McCaskill to Dem Donors: Please Don't Make Me Filibuster Gorsuch

Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced her support on February 2, two days after Trump announced the pick, while Sen. Conversely, Republicans must convince six more senators to join them to invoke cloture, as only Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota have said they will vote for cloture and allow Gorsuch to proceed to an up-or-down vote.

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Pause Hawaii travel ban lawsuit while appeal plays out

A brief order from the court said a hearing would be held some time in May. Iowa has joined 15 other states in opposing the latest version of President Trump's travel ban. The government is appealing Watson's ruling that put an indefinite hold on Trump's executive order to suspend new visas for people in six Muslim-majority countries and halt the USA refugee program.

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TBI investigates possible AMBER Alert sighting in West TN

An Amber Alert has been active for Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas for the last two weeks. Thomas may have also also changed her looks by dying her hair red, CNN reported . The two were reported missing on March 13 from Culleoka, a Tennessee community about 60 miles south of Nashville. In related news, while an Amber Alert has been issued for numerous states located situated near Tennessee, the authorities have yet to issue the same advisory for Mexico and Central America, according to ...

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McCaskill to oppose Neil Gorsuch nomination

Progressive groups are petitioning the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to publicly announce that it will not allocate funds for Democrats who support Gorsuch , and on Saturday, people are taking to the streets in cities across the country for a "People's Filibuster" against Gorsuch and President Donald Trump.

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'Itty Bitty' guard big in Bulldogs lore after UConn shocker

Schaefer said that watchng film of the SEC Tournament game, there were some "glaring" issues. But it became very apparent quickly into that game last night that Mississippi State was for real. "Maybe we're just not ready for this". Like she has for most of her basketball career, William wanted the ball at the big moment, a desire developed while growing up being coached by her stepfather, Donnie Rory, who died just over three years ago.

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Gonzaga reaches 1st-ever championship game, holding off SC to win

The Bulldogs were led by guard Nigel Williams-Goss, who scored 23 points and had six assists . He had four fouls at the time . "We figure out a way to get off our backs and fight to the end". No. 7 SC vs. South Carolina's Cinderella run has come to an end, but that doesn't mean the Gamecocks can not leave at least one more lasting impact on March Madness.

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Pressure builds for Michael Flynn to testify without immunity

Mr Flynn's recent financial history, made available on Saturday by the White House, comes amid his effort to win immunity from congressional probers in exchange for his co-operation with official inquiries into contacts between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's election campaign in 2016.

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Seattle mayor, city attorney sue Trump over 'sanctuary city' threats

The lawsuit, filed at the US federal court in Seattle, asks a judge to declare that the city is in compliance with the law and that the executive order is unconstitutional under the 10th Amendment and the Spending Clause of the US Constitution.

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Seattle Joins the Sanctuary Cities Fight

Local jurisdictions are required to provide information to federal immigration agencies, but Jayapal believes Sessions can't make it a city or county's job to enforce federal immigration laws. On Monday, Sessions said the Justice Department plans to withhold up to $4.1 billion from "sanctuary cities" - a blanket term for many areas that refuse immigration agents' requests to detain immigrants who entered the us illegally.

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Boy in custody for allegedly streaming girl's sex assault

Authorities say more arrests are slated to follow and they're now trying to track down those individuals. The mother of the victim of the March assault had approached police after an unrelated news conference and shown them images of her daughter being assaulted by five or six young men.

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Trump's White House struggles to get out from under Russian Federation controversy

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat in the House Intelligence Committee, says he is treating that request with a healthy dose of skepticism. He also questioned the methods Rep. At the time, Spicer was asked whether anyone in the White House had been involved in supplying the intelligence information to Nunes. Mr Flynn was forced out on Feb 13 for failing to disclose talks with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about USA sanctions on Moscow and for misleading Vice-President Mike Pence about ...

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Police report possible sighting of Tennessee teacher, missing student in Nebraska

The sighting has not been confirmed by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation . "Regardless of what Elizabeth Thomas's situation might have started out to be it could be very different at this point". "This is not who you are". On Friday, Jill Cummins filed for divorce from Cummins citing "irreconcilable differences". "We can help you get through this", Jill Cummins said.

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Trump struggles to shake off Russian Federation controversy

The White House has many advisers who earned millions of dollars past year, including President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, whose assets combined with her husband's could exceed $700 million. "That's why you have the leaking", Farkas said in the March 2 interview on MSNBC . But he said their identities may have been improperly revealed .

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Mississippi State's NCAA run might be sign of things to come

When South Carolina and Mississippi State meet at 6:00 p.m. ET on Sunday in front of a sold-out crowd in Dallas , it will be the first time teams from the same conference will face each other in a women's basketball championship game since UConn and Louisville met in 2013.

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Police looking for man who went missing after Celtics game

He was supposed to meet up with a co-worker at her auto, but did not show up. State police said their dive team and marine unit searched the Charles River at the locks of the Charles River Dam and under the Zakim Bridge on Monday, but did not locate any evidence connected to Kelleher's disappearance.

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Three Arrested In Connection With Atlanta Bridge Collapse

Fire investigators arrested three people in connection to a massive fire on a heavily traveled section of an Interstate 85 overpass in Atlanta . It burned so hot that the concrete and steel overpass disintegrated, crippling traffic in a city known for terrible rush-hour congestion.

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Homeowner Arrested After Shooting Intruder Dead

Authorities said that the homeowner also owned the second property directly next door, where he retrieved the gun. The homeowner was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. " Certainly he had an opportunity to call law enforcement at that time ", Adams told the station. When he found Rosa had not left, he shot him three times through the shower curtain.

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White House invites House, Senate intelligence committees to view spy documents

On Thursday , the New York Times cited anonymous current USA officials saying that Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for intelligence at the National Security Council, and Michael Ellis, a lawyer who works on national security issues at the White House Counsel's Office who formerly worked on the staff of the House Intelligence Committee, assisted in disclosing the intelligence reports which Nunes then discussed with President Trump.

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Court Filings: Sioux City's Gordmans could remain open

Stage Stores said at the time it plans to buy and run at least 50 stores and one of Gordmans' distribution centers, but it did not identify the fate of specific stores. Forty-eight Midwestern stores are listed as closing. The judge overseeing the bankruptcy case will have the final say on store closings, so the list provided in court documents could change slightly, according to Lee News Service reporting.

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Egypt's president leaves Cairo for Washington to meet Trump

In addition to his meeting with Trump, Sisi, who arrived in Washington Saturday, will also meet with US Congressmen, businessmen and representatives of major US companies. "We, along with a number of countries, have some concerns about various activities that the Muslim Brotherhood has conducted in the region", the official said.

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Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Trump SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch

If Gorsuch is confirmed, he would restore a 5-4 conservative majority on the Supreme Court, a key goal of Republicans. The task is impossible because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made clear that if there is a filibuster, Republicans will change the Senate rules, just as the Democrats did for lower court judges in 2013 when they were in the majority.

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Severe weather possible in the Auburn area Monday

These storms will have the potential to produce wind gusts over 60mph, hail, lightning and even an isolated tornadoe can't be ruled out. Areas along and west of I-95 have the better chance for more strong or severe storms because of timing .

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NCAA Tournament 2017: March Madness upsets to watch for on Thursday

Every spring, eight teams travel to western OH to stake their claim for a spot in the greatest basketball tournament devised by man or gods. This is a tournament of matchups, after all , and that is a big reason why so many top teams fail to reach the Sweet 16 on a yearly basis.

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Gonzaga, North Carolina battle of the bigs

The Zags themselves made a 7-0 run over the span of about two and a half minutes to take the lead back 72-67. There are many different matchups to watch in this one. North Carolina's parts fit much better when Berry is running the show. North Carolina (32-7) is playing in its 11th national title game - and fourth under Roy Williams - and looking to win the school's sixth national championship; the one that eluded it when Villanova's Kris Jenkins became a tournament legend a year ago.

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A Third Of Americans Give Trump This Grade

The poll was conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research amid the collapse of the GOP's health care overhaul. The current majority extends across party lines, with 63 percent of Republicans, 54 percent of independents and 53 percent of Democrats describing the national economy as good.

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Ky. teenager bitten by a shark in Florida

That's when the teen felt the shark "just grab her and lift her off of the bottom", her mom said. According to the Okalossa County Sheriff's Office, Caitlyn Taylor was bitten while swimming in the Gulf in Destin. Witnesses said it was about 5 feet long. A teenager survived a horrific attack by punching a five-foot shark as it was attacking her, Okaloosa Sheriff's deputies wrote in a news release.

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Explosion at St Petersburg subway kills 10, injures 50

An "unidentified object" detonated inside a train carriage at about 2:20 p.m. local time while the vehicle was traveling underground between two stations, the St. Dozens injured, several in critical condition, authorities said. "An unidentified object supposedly blew up in a (train) carriage". Russia's Prime Minister Dimtry Medvedev called the incident a "terrorist attack" and said, "All those who were injured in the terrorist attack in St Petersburg metro will receive all the medical ...


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