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Public safety be damned, ICE will continue arresting immigrants at courthouses

It's a formal request to detain someone. In these reports , ICE lists "non cooperative" law enforcement agencies-sheriff's offices or jails that are not complying with ICE's requests to detain certain people as part of its immigration enforcement.

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Trump does sees Russian Federation as 'problem': United States envoy

I will tell you. "Opposition activist videos show rescue workers hosing down survivors and the bodies of purported victims, showing no outward wounds", NPR's Alison Meuse reports from Beirut. British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said the United Kingdom had seen nothing that would suggest rebels "have the sort of chemical weapons that are consistent with the symptoms that we saw yesterday".

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GOP is lying about wanting to repeal Obamacare

He was much more like, I don't want to disrupt your entitlements, but, oh, by the way, I'm going to make America great again 'cause I'm going to put you back to work. "Opposition to government run health care has been a foundation of the Republican party for three or four generations now, so it is hard to see House Republicans walk away from efforts to protect the American people from this terrible law", said Michael Steel, former spokesman for ex-House Speaker John Boehner.

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Melania Trump visits school with Jordan's queen and DeVos

Michelle Obama , for instance, wore a host of foreign wares on European tours to show solidarity with the global community but she donned Michael Kors and Reed Krakoff for her two White House portraits. One woman went after Melania repeatedly, leading Gabbana to write: 'I like Melania. Meanwhile, critics jumped on a line in the White House statement that said the portrait was taken in Trump's "new residence at the White House".

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Ethics Commission expected to hear Gov. Bentley case

Dale Wisely, director of student services of Mountain Brook schools, issued a statement saying city schools will be closed on April 5. Collier accused Bentley of having an affair with senior political adviser Rebekah Caldwell Mason; of using state resources to pursue it and of attempting to stop Collier from signing an affidavit in the investigation of then-House Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn.

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Advertisers flee Bill O'Reilly's show but impact unclear

The New York Times had revealed over the weekend that Fox News' parent company had paid settlements totaling $13 million to five women to keep quiet about alleged mistreatment at the hands of Fox's prime-time star. He then defended himself by insinuating that the women were too ugly for him to sexually assault. But perhaps most important, Trump now oversees the Justice Department as the US attorney's office in Manhattan is investigating the way Fox News accounted for financial ...

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German FM wants Russia to endorse UN resolution

But The Union of Medical Care Organizations, a coalition of worldwide aid agencies that funds hospitals in Syria , said at least 100 people had died. Last week, officials in the Syrian capital dismissed all such allegations as "devoid of truth". Syria's government denied it carried out any chemical attack.

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Johnson injures back falling down stairs on eve of Masters

On that practice round tee shot at the 12th this week to within tapping distance for birdie, Spieth believes it definitely calmed some nerves. "I am hoping it's a blessing in disguise", said McIlroy of an injury which forced him into an unscheduled break but which also put an emphasis on him primarily working on his putting with Phil Kenyon and his chipping on his return, purely because he couldn't initially hit irons or driver with any force for fear of a recurrence.

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USA warns it may act in Syria if United Nations won't

Trump split the blame Tuesday between Syria's embattled leader and former President Barack Obama for the country's worst chemical weapons attack in years. Pope Francis said during his general audience that he was "watching with horror at the latest events in Syria", and that he "strongly deplored the unacceptable massacre".

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Severe Weather Alert Day issued for late Wednesday, early Thursday

It tallied numerous reports of hail and high winds and listed eight possible tornadoes - seven in Georgia and one in SC. Dougherty County emergency operation officials, clearly still on edge Tuesday after a strong system of thunderstorms pushed through the area Monday with 50-60 miles per hour gusts.

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Air Force: Pilot safe after F-16 crashes in Maryland

The fuselage of the plane and one wing were intact at the crash scene. Officials said the pilot ejected safely and sustained non-life threatening injuries. "The pilot ejected and is safe", Mr Ryder told AFP. Tyrone Wolridge and his wife said it felt like an quake and they saw a plume of smoke. Some roads are also closed in the area.

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Baltimore mayor "surprised" by DOJ request

On Friday, Sessions issued a memo to top Justice Department officials, directing them "to immediately review all Department activities - including ... Police reform advocates in Chicago, Baltimore and Cleveland are all anxious that the Trump administration will put an end to federal intervention in their cities.

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Kushner, Dunford meet with Iraqi prime minister

The trip comes at a critical time for coalition forces in Iraq, leading some to question why Kushner is acting as USA emissary to the country instead of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Kushner is featured in about half of them, as many as Dunford, sitting at a meeting at the Ministry of Defense in Baghdad and flying in a helicopter with the United States ambassador to Iraq.

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Senate Dem Goes on Marathon Talk in Opposition to Gorsuch

The Senate is set for a "nuclear" showdown over President Trump's Supreme Court nominee on Thursday. Gorsuch has spent more than a decade on the federal appeals bench in Denver where he's issued consistently conservative rulings, and he appeared on Trump's list of potential candidates partly generated by the Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation during the campaign.

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Masters Par-3 contest called off for first time

McIlroy, ranked No. 2 in the world, has finished in the top 10 the last three years. Another frequent golf partner is John Stark, chairman of Stark Carpet, who told The Miami Herald in 2012, "I don't know about the boardroom but on the course he's fair and a pleasure to play with".

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United Kingdom says evidence shows Assad was behind chemical attack

I will tell you that. Years after Obama predicted that Assad's days were numbered, the Syrian leader remains in power in a country ripped apart by civil war, and a new USA president is struggling to establish a way forward. "When the United Nations consistently fails in its duty to act collectively, there are times in the life of states that we are compelled to take our own action".

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Equal Pay Day Report Reveals Earning Challenges For Women In Tech

By repealing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Act , President Trump essentially pushed back critical women's workplace rights in the United States - and if Ivanka wants to win over the women she claims to support, she needs to stand up for them in the White House, not just on social media.

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Gay rights organizations hail court ruling as "game changer"

The decision , from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said "discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination". Debate in the Hively case revolved around the meaning of the word "sex" in Title VII, the section of the law that deals with discrimination. Other courts have concluded that Congress meant for the word to refer only to whether a worker was male or female.

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Gomez grabs spot in runoff for congress seat

But the rest of the balloting reflected the dominance of Latino voters, and candidates, in the 34th district. Trump was a frequent target for many candidates. "I didn't want to vote with the establishment Democrats", Fournier said after casting her ballot at Angelica Lutheran Church in the Pico-Union neighborhood.

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Court says gay employees can sue under 1964 Civil Rights Act

CHICAGO (AP) — A ruling by a US appeals court in Chicago could reopen the question of whether the 1964 Civil Rights Act's protections apply to LGBT workers in the same way they bar discrimination based on someone's race, religion or national origin.

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More than half a million sign Melania Trump petition

Does the gaze seem too distant? Queen Rania, who like Melania has a penchant for designer clothing and accessories, wore a simple black skirt and top with a pair of white patent leather pumps that call to mind 1960s style. Not only is he not smiling in his photo, he looks so gruff he's almost frowning. "It's amusing that the people that comment on the politics don't even have an idea what they are talking about!" More than half a million people have signed a petition calling for ...

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What Is Ivanka Trump's Net Worth?

Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner have held onto real estate and business investments valued in the hundreds of millions, while working government jobs, according to ethics filings released by the White House. The president and vice president, as elected officials, do have to file financial disclosures , but at a later time . 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, ...

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Pepsi Says It's Pulling Widely Mocked Ad

Bernice King, daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr ., whose assassination occurred 49 years ago on the day Pepsi's ad debuted, tweeted a picture of her father protesting as an officer's hand grips his chest, with the caption: "If only Daddy would have known about the power of #Pepsi ".

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Kentucky freshman DeAaron Fox headed to National Basketball Association draft

The 6-foot-10 freshman from Little Washington, North Carolina , was arguably UK's most effective player over the last month and a half, averaging a double-double during the Wildcats' late-season 14-game winning streak. In his season with the Cats, Monk won several honors, including several All-SEC, All-American and All-Freshman teams and AP SEC Player of the Year.

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White House, lawmakers adrift over reviving ... 11:50 am Wed

The "something" Republicans are discussing involves nominally keeping Obamacare's Essential Health Benefits (EHB) rule in place but allowing states to apply for waivers permitting insurance plans that don't cover things like maternity care, prescription drugs, mental health, and addiction treatment.

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Tennis ball-sized hail pelting parts of Alabama

On March 6, a tornado touched down in Minnesota, marking that states earliest tornado ever in a year. Rainfall amounts will average 1.5 to 2 inches. OH has already been struck by eight tornadoes since the beginning of 2017 with seven of those touchdowns occurring in southwestern Ohio.

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F-16 Crashes Near Joint Base Andrews, Pilot Safe

A fighter jet crashed several miles outside Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Wednesday, the United States media reported. According to officials, the aircraft was flying during a routine training mission. He said the pilot who ejected was picked up by a military helicopter and taken to a hospital. An official says there are no reports of injuries on the ground.

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Report: Bannon no longer on Trump's National Security Council

Bannon's addition to the NSC sparked criticism that it was inappropriate for the political adviser to play a role in national security matters. Bannon is still permitted to go to NSC meetings and retained his clearance. This story will be updated as it develops. The New York Times last week identified two NSC officials as having helped House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes view secret reports .

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Fresno police seek help in IDing mystery 'mermaid'

She answered, "I don't know", to most, the agency added. Anyone with information on the woman's identity can contact the Fresno Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 559-621-2455. Officials say she could be between 16 and 30 years old and either white and or Hispanic. "She was wet, she said she had been in the lake, said she needed help and needed to be taken to the hospital", said Fresno Police Lt.

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Eleven Madison Park is World's Best Restaurant; Alinea drops to 21st

At least, when it comes to our dining scene. Five more US restaurants made the top 50: Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York (#11); Le Bernardin in NYC (#17); Alinea in Chicago (#21); Saison in San Francisco (#37); and Cosme in NYC (#40).

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Bernie Sanders Makes Endorsement in Virginia Governor's Race

Sanders's endorsement comes as Perriello tries to overcome Northam's deep network of support in Virginia. "That's why I am so pleased today to endorse Tom Perriello for Governor of Virginia", said Sanders. "Bernie has electrified a movement of Americans ready to take on our biggest challenges, including inequality and corruption, and I'm proud to have his support in my campaign".

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Donald Trump's US Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch accused of plagiarism

The documents show that several passages from the tenth chapter of his 2006 book, " The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia ", read almost verbatim to a 1984 article in the Indiana Law Journal . Because the passages "are factual, not analytical in nature", she writes, and "both describe the basic facts of the case, it would have been awkward and hard for Judge Gorsuch to have used different language".

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Orlando nightclub gunman's widow will be sent to face charges in Florida

It is unclear when she will be moved from California to Florida. Salman has waived her right to a removal hearing that was scheduled on April 10 in federal court in Oakland, meaning she won't fight extradition to Florida, according to court documents filed on Tuesday.

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North Carolina's "Bathroom Bill" Is Bad for Business

The language is similar to the proposal described by Republicans, but the emails don't indicate whether Cooper's staff gave final approval to the terms. Moore said Monday night that GOP lawmakers are still discussing draft legislation, which hasn't been finalized or filed yet. Scott Dupree , executive director for the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance, said in a statement on Twitter that a "contact very close to the NCAA" had confirmed the impending deadline for a fix of the law commonly ...

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Pepsi mum on plans for widely mocked protest ad

The immediate social media backlash dealt with Pepsi's implication of real-life protests, in which threats of police violence can't be assuaged with a soda. Among those mocking the ad was Bernice King, who tweeted a photo of her father, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., being confronted by a police officer at a protest march.


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