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Schiff: Trump trying to shift attention from Russian Federation probe

As part of its probe, the House panel is also looking into Trump's accusations that President Barack Obama wiretapped phones in Trump Tower during the campaign. This week, the White House latched onto a month-old television interview from an Obama administration official who said she encouraged congressional aides to gather as much information on Russian Federation as possible before the inauguration.

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Police searching for missing baby from Mountain View

According to police, the adult son of Madilyn's mother followed Wallin, who was driving a blue, four-door 2007 Nissan Altima with paper license plates. He has tattoos throughout his body, including the back of his hands. He was last seen wearing a white Golden State Warriors t-shirt and unknown other clothing.

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Russian investigators confirm metro bomber as Akbarjon Djalilov

The two city center stations have been reopened. Three days of mourning began on Tuesday. There has been no official confirmation or claim of responsibility. "It could (be a combination of ISIS and Chechen separatists)", she told CNN. Many Chechen fighters have gone to fight in Syria, she says, and it has always been feared that they could bring their battlefield expertise back home.

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Chris Archer goes seven strong in Rays' Opening Day win

One down, 161 to go for the Tampa Bay Rays after Sunday's inspiring 7-3 victory over the New York Yankees. Both Longoria and Morrison- Longo and Lo-Mo - later homered. The seven runs earned were a career worst for Tanaka, who had allowed six runs on three separate occasions over his first three years in the majors.

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Mayor who led Ferguson through turmoil is re-elected

Mayor James Knowles III won re-election, defeating challenger and Ferguson City Council member Ella Jones 56 percent to 44 percent. He won with 57 percent of the vote compared with Jones' 43 percent, according to the St. Brown, 18, was shot to death by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in August 2014. The process is expected to cost more than $2 million and could take years.

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Former Miami Dolphins safety Louis Delmas arrested

Delmas was released on a $500 bond. For the latter, Delmas was arrested for a municipal ordinance violation, resisting arrest without violence. Those are his 30th and 31st driving citations since 2006. Madrigal was arrested for DUI after his breath sample measured over twice the legal.08 limit at 0.164, an officer said. Louis Delmas was arrested during a traffic stop, Tuesday morning, in Palmetto Bay.

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Tar Heesl Take Title

Michael Jordan was not in attendance when North Carolina beat Gonzaga in the NCAA championship game Monday night, and Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said he thinks he knows why. The game "featured" 52 free throws. Both teams were in the bonus. It was his fifth foul of the game, and it came with five minutes to play. But as Karnowski was flailing after the ball, he inadvertently grabbed Berry around the neck.

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Suspected tornado damages school, fire house in Missouri

Images showed that an exterior wall of the Goodman Elementary School collapsed. A second tornado touched down east of Neosho Missouri around seven this evening, causing some damage in the area of Crowder College and the airport. There also were scattered reports of large hail and other damage in an area that includes Springfield and south-central Missouri, Burchfield said. The town is closed to visitors.

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Flynn's New Financial Disclosure Lists Russia-Linked Payments Not Earlier Reported

Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Trump nevertheless encouraged Flynn's move in a tweet . Flynn has been in discussions with congressional investigators on receiving immunity from "unfair prosecution" in exchange for agreeing to testify about ongoing probes into possible contacts between Trump's election campaign and Russian Federation.

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Baltimore police ready for reforms despite delay request

In Chicago , where Obama Justice officials released scathing findings about police shortly before they left government, but did not reach an agreement on changes to pursue, the fate of any federal consent decree over policing is very much up in the air.

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Democrats Introduce Bill To Rescind Trump's Anti-Climate Executive Order

A president might want to worry when China, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gasses, slams his policies on climate change, and that's exactly what president Trump woke up to today. People support climate action. However, Karsten Haustein at the University of Oxford believes while lifting the regulations may slow down the pace, it will not stop the fight to reverse global warming.

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Tar Heels take title over Gonzaga in ugly game

Gonzaga opened the second half with two turnovers and five missed shots as North Carolina opened with an 8-0 run. Senior guard Joel Berry II, who battled ankle issues throughout the tournament, finished the last game of his college career with 22 points, six assists, and three rebounds.

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Mitch McConnell: GOP Evening the Score By Using 'Nuclear Option' for Gorsuch

Senate Majority Leader McConnell has been warning Republicans will confirm Gorsuch "one way or another". Republicans control the Senate 52-48. "The energy that is mostly just anti-Trump will show up and support him". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted that "due to an unprecedented filibuster threat", he was setting up the crucial test vote for tomorrow morning.

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Lawmakers Weigh in on Controversy Surrounding "Nuclear Option"

He urged them to "reconsider" tactics. Still, McConnell's relative nonchalance about changing the rules contrasts with the comments of some of his Republican colleagues, who have said they have grave concerns. For the Senate, it would mean that Supreme Court nominees in future could get on the court with no assent from the minority party, potentially leading to a more ideologically polarized court.

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Independent probe of links to Russian Federation needed

Last week Nunes said he briefed Ryan on information indicating Trump or members of his transition team may have been "incidentally" caught up in legal surveillance of foreign operatives by US spy agencies. "There's so much out there that needs to be explained by the chairman", he said. "I think he sent a signal that as a member of the Trump transition team himself, he probably should not be intricately involved in this investigation".

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Facebook loses search warrant challenge in New York court

Among the targets were retired police officers and firefighters suspected of feigning illness after the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. Stein, writing for the majority. It's not the first defeat The Social Network™ has suffered in the case: its current appeal was trying to overturn a July 2015 ruling by the Manhattan state appeals court.

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Paul Ryan opposes Trump working with Democrats on healthcare

That's when Republicans will defend their congressional majorities, so GOP successes on issues like tax cuts and infrastructure that affect the economy and jobs could overshadow their health care dud. The White House offered an 11th-hour deal to revoke an Obamacare requirement such that insurers get essential health care benefits, such as hospital stays and prescription drugs, to get them on board.

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Pink Star diamond sells for world record price

The gem was previously auctioned off in 2014 when Isaac Wolf, a diamond cutter, purchased the stone for $93 million at a Sotheby's auction in Geneva. The Chow Tai Fook jewelry group is chaired Henry Cheng, whose family was ranked third on Forbes' Hong Kong rich list with an estimated wealth of $17.9 billion.

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Ivanka Trump, husband still benefiting from business

Kushner, like Trump, a prominent real estate titan, held a position in 267 separate entities, ranging from the Trump transition team to dozens of property holdings in NY and New Jersey. He made more than $125,000 in "consulting fees" from Cambridge Analytica LLC, and more than $160,000 came from Glittering Steel, a production company that the Daily Beast previously connected to Bannon.

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Syria: Dozens reportedly killed in gas attack in Idlib province

In comments last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the "longer-term status of President (Bashar) Assad will be decided by the Syrian people", and US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said "our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out".

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Fighter jet crashes near Joint Base Andrews

The F-16 was operated by the D.C. National Guard and the pilot was on a training mission out of Joint Base Andrews, CBS News correspondent David Martin confirmed. Officials said he was safe after ejecting from the aircraft and being recovered by a military helicopter. Nearby homes are being evacuated as a precaution because of possible hazardous materials.

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Financial disclosures reveal just how wealthy Trump's top advisers are

According to the The New York Times , they "will remain the beneficiaries of a sprawling real estate and investment business still worth as much as $741 million, despite their new government responsibilities". But the bigger chunk of his earnings was a $450,000 equity buyout from his law firm, Michael Best & Friedrich. The top economic adviser, a former top Goldman Sachs executive, has assets worth between US$250 million and US$611 million.

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North Korea fires missile into sea

The Sunshine Policy grew out of a treaty (the Agreed Framework) former president Jimmy Carter negotiated with late North Korean President Kim Il Sung in 1994. strategic dominance in the region. North Korea attempted to launch a ballistic missile two weeks ago from its east coast and earlier in March fired four missiles towards Japan, some of which came as close as 300 km (190 miles) to its coast.

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Equal Pay Day Highlights Newest Gender Wage Gap Numbers

The lemonade sold to women is being sold for 75 cents and for men, the cost is a dollar. In Virginia, women working full-time are paid an average of 78 cents for every dollar paid to men. She said observing Equal Pay Day is important because it gets people focused on the issue, bringing it to light. Where hopefully soon we will be celebrating women being paid the same as men for the same work.

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Pink diamond auctioned for record US$71.2M in Hong Kong

That deal later fell apart after the buyer defaulted. The gem was previously auctioned off in 2014 when Isaac Wolf, a diamond cutter, purchased the stone for $93 million at a Sotheby's auction in Geneva. It took almost two years to cut the Pink Star from a rough diamond. "It is the biggest pink diamond ever discovered in the annals of mankind". The auction house was then forced to buy the diamond itself because had guaranteed a $60 million sale price.

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Schiff: Still no 'definitive' link between Russia, Trump campaign

House Intelligence Committee member and California Democrat Adam Schiff acknowledged the unusual nature of the request. Impeachment is a growing risk for Donald Trump in light of a Congressional investigation into whether he or his associates may have colluded with Russian Federation to affect the outcome of the 2016 USA election, a Fox News analyst has warned.

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The Fight for Equal Pay: Ohio Considers Wage-Gap Reporting Bill

Each year, Equal Pay Day is a grim reminder that working women still don't earn as much as their male counterparts. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the nonprofit reported that ME has the 22nd largest cents-on-the-dollar gap in the nation, with Wyoming having the greatest gap at 36 cents and NY and DE tied with the smallest gap at 11 cents.

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Armenia set to hold parliamentary elections

Armenia's ruling party was set to win the first parliamentary elections since the adoption of constitutional reforms transforming the country into a parliamentary republic, according to official results released today. The European Union mission in Yerevan has expressed concern about "allegations of voter intimidation, attempts to buy votes, and the systemic use of administrative resources to aid certain competing parties".

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5 automakers pull ads from 'O'Reilly Factor' over new harassment claims

Another company, Lexus , said in a statement Monday, "We take our duties as a responsible advertiser seriously, and seek to partner with organizations who share our company culture and philosophy of respect for all people". Even if O'Reilly were forced to leave the network if the scandal broadened, the channel's brand is bigger than its hosts, he said. Which means that O'Reilly's formerly untouchable position at Fox seems to be in peril.

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Other View: Senators, step back from the precipice

Asked if he has the votes to do that, given misgivings voiced by many Republicans, McConnell answered simply "yes". "They seem determined to head into the abyss", the Kentucky Republican said of Democrats as debate began Tuesday over Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination .

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House OKs medical pot bill to boost minority businesses

A Senate panel is moving forward with its version of a bill to implement the 2016 medical marijuana constitutional amendment , approving an amended version of the proposal during its meeting. Shott's version won out, and that was the bill, with amendments made on the floor late in the evening Monday, that was considered Tuesday. "It is tight and our side is working 24-7 and I'm sure the other side is working 24-7", she said.

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Ivanka Trump: 'I don't know what it means to be complicit'

Since officially joining her father's administration as special assistant to the President, she has slowly ramped up her public appearances, speaking last week at an event promoting young woman in STEM and discussing apprenticeships and vocational training earlier Tuesday.

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Susan Rice ordered spies to produce spreadsheets of Trump calls

Susan Rice with her successor as national-security adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn. She never revealed the identities of any of the Trump associates whose names appeared in the unmasked reports, Rice said . "Did the president know about this?' So this is actually eerily similar to what Trump accused them of, which is eavesdropping on conversations for political reasons".

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1 dead, 11 hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak at MI hotel

This weekend's death of a 13 year old boy in downstate Niles is serving as a reminder about the dangers of carbon monoxide. "The ventilation system on the heater had issues, the exhaust was not functioning properly", said Niles Fire Department Captain Don Wise.

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Gorsuch: Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley Leads Bid to Block SCOTUS Pick

Because Vice-President Mike Pence holds the tie-breaking vote as President of the Senate, the constitutional option could be invoked if two or fewer Republican senators refuse to join the effort. "What the majority leader did to Merrick Garland by denying him even a hearing is even worse than a filibuster", Schumer said Tuesday. Some Senate Republicans suddenly sound less than certain that they'll be able to ram through President Trump's Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch on Tuesday.


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