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White House talks progress on long-shot health bill revival

But the party seems adrift and divided for now over how to reshape it to attract enough votes to muscle it through the chamber. Trump initially said he would move on to fulfilling other campaign promises such as a tax overhaul and infrastructure-spending package, but a new attempt at reviving the failed healthcare push took off on Monday when White House officials met Republican lawmakers.

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Tornado warning issued for Horry County

Winds toppled several trees along roads and an interstate and power lines also were down, Stewart County Sheriff Office dispatcher Sandra James said by phone. A ground stop was issued for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Wednesday because of weather. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency Tuesday evening and said it would last until the severe weather in the state subsides.

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Weather Service counts 17 tornadoes in Louisiana outbreak

The storm was very electrical, Justus said, with as many as 3,000 lightning strikes appearing in Greenville County at the height of the storm there. At the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., the Par 3 Contest was canceled due to the bad weather. Stewart County Sheriff Office dispatcher Sandra James says preliminary reports indicate the storm toppled power lines and several trees along roads and the interstate.

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Maxine Waters: 'Bill O'Reilly needs to go to jail'

The show said about $13m in settlements had been paid to women who had accused O'Reilly of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour. Earlier on Wednesday , President Trump told the New York Times that O'Reilly was "a good person" and that he "shouldn't have settled" with his accusers.

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Cincinnati nightclub shooting: Club owner shutting building down for good

Police Chief Eliot Isaac declined to say whether police have identified possible suspects in the Sunday gun violence inside the Cameo club, a popular hip-hop music spot near the OH river east of downtown Cincinnati . Chief Isaac told reporters he does not know if any of the shooters are among the wounded. Cameo will remain closed until both our management completes our own investigation and the Cincinnati Police Department completes their investigation.

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France hosts NYC events marking centennial of US in WWI

But Wilson had massively violated neutrality by providing armaments and money to the Allied powers that had been fighting Germany since 1914. As "anti-militarists", they saw every war as a tragedy, a failure to resolve serious differences of interest and ideology.

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Senators worry about coming blowup over Gorsuch

Under the nuclear option, Republican leaders would move to quickly change Senate rules so Gorsuch could be confirmed with a majority 51 votes. "Every time in the history of this country that a Supreme Court nominee has failed to earn the necessary votes to pass the Senate , the answer has been to change the nominee not the rules", Schumer said .

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2nd line of storms rolling through Carolinas

Weissinger did get some disappointing news when the water restoration company he hired called him back and said they couldn't come until a tornado watch expired. One person was injured when a mobile home flipped in Catahoula Parish, while two were injured in Franklin Parish. Flights have resumed at Atlanta's airport, but stormy weather continues to cause delays for both departing and arriving flights.

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New GOP health care plan could raise premiums for the sick

After discounting for House members who left the Caucus, retired, or attempted to run for higher office, that analysis shows that "KochPAC"-the political arm of Koch Industries-provided funding to more than 80 percent of the Freedom Caucus' members".

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After health care failure, Plan B suddenly more appealing for GOP

House of Representatives said they were considering a renewed push to repeal and replace Obamacare, after the effort failed last week. But you have big, rural states, like Alaska and Tennessee and a lot of states in the South, that could teeter into collapse if you make the policy decisions that are generally going to decrease enrollment and make insurance companies less excited to be part of the marketplace.

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Russell Westbrook ties 55-year-old record for triple-doubles

It's no secret that the Thunder need this other-worldly production from Westbrook to win games and they're fighting for the best seed possible heading into the postseason. Shortly after Russell Westbrook recorded his 10th assist on Tuesday, the game was stopped. After being fouled with eight-tenths of a tick left, he tried to miss his second free throw - not to pad his numbers, but to minimize Memphis' odds of getting a final shot.

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Senate Intelligence Heads Promise a Nonpartisan Russia Probe

Warner said some intelligence agencies have not been as cooperative as others in providing materials, and he declared, "We can not tell the American people our conclusions unless we have access to all the pertinent information". Two subcommittees will also review Moscow policies and Russian technology. The next day, the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia Evelyn Farkas ( she served until 2015 ) said in an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that "I ...

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Gender pay gap in Northern Ireland 'must be addressed'

But, she argues, this gap does not exist because of the "misconception" that "women aren't educated enough or ambitious enough or hardworking enough". "Through gender pay gap reporting they can address the productivity gap and get the best person for the job at the right level", Sam Smethers, chief executive of Fawcett Society said in a statement.

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Strong Storms Possible Across the Carolinas Monday Afternoon and Night

Tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail are all possible in this first round of storms, according to the Birmingham office of the National Weather Service. The storm system also brought hail, blinding rain and lightning strikes that started fires. Louisiana's governor is warning residents the "extremely unsafe weather" hitting the state is just getting started and the state should be on "high alert".

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Remembering the anniversary of America's entrance into World War I

The U.S. declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917. Following the April 6 announcement that the US was at war, local young men already serving with Company I of the Second Virginia Regiment - a local component of the Virginia National Guard that would later fight overseas as part of the 116th Infantry of the 29th Division - were quickly detailed to guard strategic railroad bridges in the Shenandoah Valley.

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Dustin Johnson injures back falling down stairs on eve of Masters

He has a tremendous ability that the last shot never happened and he is only going to live out the next one he has to play. Beginning at 1:41 p.m. today, those lessons will be serving Rory McIlroy once again as he continues pursuing golf's rarest feat.

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Otago tertiary students joining together for Relay for Life on Friday

Prior to the Relay for Life, survivors are invited to a luncheon on Saturday, April 8 at LifePoint Church in Wilmington. "That would give us a great chance of hitting our target of reaching the £1 million mark for the 11 years since Relay was first established in Arbroath".

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Baltimore officials to judge: Don't delay police overhaul

Chicago insists it'll push ahead with reforms no matter what the Justice Department does. "There is still a federal law we need to abide by", Spicer said. "In the world of federal drug trafficking enforcement, marijuana has never been at the top of the list", says John Walsh, who served as U.S. Attorney in Colorado during the Obama years.

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Conservatives say `no deal' on health care bill

The Freedom Caucus felt the bill didn't get rid of enough Obamacare regulations. Asked whether Republicans would be unified on Friday's vote, freshman Rep Matt Gaetz of Florida said, "I sure hope so, or we'll have the opportunity to watch a unified Democratic caucus impeach Donald Trump in two years when we lose the majority".

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Chicago says it'll push on with police reforms

Consent decrees, which are enforceable by the courts, were put in place by the Obama Justice Department in such racially fraught cities as Cleveland and Ferguson, Missouri. He says a consent decree makes sure change happens no matter who is running the city or department. Sessions' memo was released around the same time the department's civil rights lawyers asked a federal judge to postpone a hearing on a sweeping police reform agreement between the Baltimore Police Department and the ...

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Open Prairie UCC Holy Week services

The following churches announce Holy Week and Easter services that are open to all. Holy Week service will held as follows: Maundy Thursday service will be held and a light dinner will be served at 6 p.m.on Thursday, April 13. On that day the worship service, which begins at 9 a.m., will begin with a palm procession, commemorating Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Holy Thursday, April 13, service of communion and Tenebrae at 7 p.m.

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Team Trump's Fight With Sanctuary Cities Heats Up

Murray said that, on the contrary, the administration is stirring fear in immigrant communities, which leads to less safe cities. According to federal law, they are required to inform the feds whenever they have an illegal immigrant in custody, even if he or she is not guilty of any crime.

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Police arrest suspect in Texarkana bank robbery

It was about 9:30 a.m. when police said a man walked into the banking center on Main St. and took money from the teller's hands. He's described as a black male in his 30s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a stocky build. A $2,000 reward is being offered by Comerica Bank for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. She said police were searching the suspects on Barber Road in Smyrna, which is near Fair Oaks Elementary School.

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Wet and windy weather will add to Augusta frustration-Nicklaus

On a gorgeous sunny day, Spieth stepped up to the 12th tee box and eyed the shallowest green on the course. I think my game has been really good and I finally put it together. I was like, "perfect, there you go". "I don't have grandparents and if she goes, I've got no one, other than my two sisters. I'm driving it well and the putter feels excellent, which is important at Augusta ", Leishman said.

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Pope Francis deplores chemical attack in northern Syria

The president said his attitude towards the country has "changed very much" during a press conference with King Abulldah of Jordan in the Rose Garden at the White House Wednesday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also blamed the Syrian government for the attack. In the past, President Putin has also been responsible for issuing crucial vetoes within the UN that have prevented other countries, included the United Staes, from intervening in the war crimes being allegedly committed by ...

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U.S. trade deficit falls 9.6% in February

The Census Bureau figures showed America's merchandise imports from China declined by $8.6 billion in February on an unadjusted basis, the biggest drop on record. Exports of goods and services reached the highest level since the end of 2014. The trade gap with Canada fell 38.1 percent; with the European Union down 18.6 percent and with Germany down 9.2 percent.

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Tornados and apparent twisters, rain, hail around Southeast

A risky weather system packing severe thunderstorms was expected to roll through the U.S. Southeast and parts of the Midwest on Wednesday, bringing with it the threat of tornadoes, forecasters said. Flash Flood Warning issued for parts of metro Atlanta until 3 a.m. That system should be cleared out by noon or earlier, said Phyllis Little, director of Cullman County Emergency Management Agency.

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Johnson injures back on eve of Masters

Johnson was resting, taking anti-inflammatory medication and icing his back after the afternoon accident, Winkle said. "At roughly 3:00 p.m. today, Dustin took a serious fall on a staircase in his Augusta rental home", David Winkle said in a statement to Golf Digest .

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Bedford School Bus Crash: 23 Students Hospitalized

The crash resulted in minor injuries to 23 middle school students and the 44-year-old Methuen bus driver. Police said preliminary investigation indicates the crash occurred when an unidentified vehicle abruptly changed lanes in front of the bus, causing the bus driver to brake sharply.

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More heavy rain coming, flood watch in effect

Conversely, if rainfall is more than predicted the river may crest higher. A storm that will arrive early Tuesday will last into Wednesday and bring up to 1.5 inches of rain. Winds start to pick up with gusts up to 30 miles per hour out of the north. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Today: Patchy fog this morning.

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Equal pay land - Iceland looks to close the gender wage gap

Statistics have long pointed to a difference of about 20 cents less for women doing the same job as men. It would take until today-April 4th-for a woman to earn as much money as a man did for doing the same work past year. The U.S. Women's National Hockey team fought for salaries and bonuses equal to their male counterparts and won. So Siouxland women get paid less than the national average.

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Payless Files Bankruptcy, Will Close 400 Stores

A statement on the company's website said he filing of the the Chapter 11 bankruptcy code is "to facilitate the financial and operational restructuring necessary to strengthen its balance sheet and position the Company for long-term success".

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F-16 fighter jet crashes into Maryland neighborhood, reports say

There are no other reports of injuries. He landed safely about one mile from the crash site and is being treated at a nearby hospital, according to Prince George's County Acting Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale. Air Force One, the president's personal aircraft, takes off from Joint Base Andrews. Officials say the pilot, the only person on board, sustained injuries that aren't thought to be life-threatening.

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Justice Department Threatens to Strip Federal Money from Sanctuary Cities

Murray added that he hopes a federal judge will declare the Trump's executive order unconstitutional outright. The federal government can not compel our police department to enforce federal immigration law and can not use our federal dollars to coerce Seattle into turning our backs on our immigrant and refugee communities.

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Democrat ends all-night speech as Supreme Court clash nears

But some Republicans worry the move will weaken Senate traditions. "The Republican Senate changed the rules of confirmation drastically by refusing even to consider Judge Merrick Garland's nomination and against the odds it's paid off for them", Merkley said in his 13th hour.


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