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Four Spartans Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society

The Nevada football team has a program-record three honorees into the National Football Foundation's Hampshire Society, as announced by the NFF today. The economics major recorded 22 tackles, including two for loss, and also recovered a fumble. The Hampshire Foundation is the charitable arm of The Hampshire Companies, a privately-held, fully-integrated real estate firm that has more than 60 years of hands-on, cycle-tested experience in acquiring, developing, leasing, repositioning, managing, ...

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Democrats filibuster Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court

Sen. Jim Manley, a longtime senior Senate aide who worked for Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.). "But I had hoped that we could do what we had done in the past, and that was reach some agreement". "Well, we know there was never a partisan filibuster of a judge to the Supreme Court before this one", he said. Unable to muster the 60 votes necessary to support bringing Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, to the floor for a vote, McConnell motioned to change the rules around ...

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GOP defense hawks urge Trump to take out Syria's air force

Graham later told reporters he doesn't believe Trump needs Congress to authorize the use of military force in Syria. But there have been repeated allegations of chemical weapons use since. Egeland spoke to reporters on Thursday after a meeting of the U.N.'s humanitarian "task force" for Syria. "We know that yesterday's attacks bears all the hallmarks of the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons".

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American 'insult comic' Don Rickles dies aged 90 from kidney failure

Rickles reveled in being the opposite of politically correct. Rickles' North Jersey fans included Linda Grove of Norwood, who recalled: "I saw him in Vegas in the Sahara lounge, long before he hit the bigger stages. In a statement, the Hollywood Walk of Fame announced that a memorial wreath would be placed on Rickles' star on Thursday afternoon. RIP Don Rickles .

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Women Continue to Fight the Wage Gap on Equal Pay Day

Tuesday is Equal Pay Day in the United States. It said eliminating work-related gender gaps could add £150bn to our annual GDP by 2025. Northern Ireland's 9.1% gender pay gap "must be addressed" urgently, according to leading businesswoman.

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GOP health deal elusive as House to take Easter break

The high-risk pool amendment was actually crafted by Freedom Caucus members and is created to ensure that people with preexisting conditions and other illnesses would still be able to afford coverage even without the community ratings regulation.

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Taiwan: US relations won't be harmed by Trump-Xi meeting

Thursday will also see President Trump meet China's President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, with the leaders of the planet's two biggest economies set to be keenly watched. Topping the agenda at Mar-a-Lago will be U.S. Nerves were not helped when U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift said any decision on a pre-emptive attack against North Korea would be up to President Donald Trump.

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Alabama governor declares emergency

Special counsel Jack Sharman, under a tentative schedule he released, plans to kick off proceedings Friday with the release of a report. "Alabama is no stranger to the impact severe weather can have on communities and the devastation that can occur when the weather takes a turn for the worse", Bentley said in a prepared statement.

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Lesbian plaintiff in work discrimination suit sticking to fight

Meanwhile, oral arguments were held in November by the en banc 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago in Kimberly J. Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, in which a lesbian instructor claimed discrimination because of her sexual orientation.

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US Senate Republicans 'go nuclear,' clearing way for Donald Trump court nominee

The ugly truth of the legislative filibuster is that, far more than being a tool for deliberation, its obstructive power has been put to the service of injustice. "This is an extreme nominee from the far right who doesn't believe in the fundamental vision of 'We the People'". On Gorsuch, she has received 112,000 - the vast majority opposing his nomination.

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Democrats block Trump court pick, triggering vote to change Senate rules

First Democrats mounted a filibuster in an effort to block Gorsuch by denying him the 60 votes needed to advance to a final vote. President Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee were trying to drum up public support for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Thursday (April 6), by means including characterizing the media as out to get them .

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Judge blocks execution of 1 of 8 Arkansas inmates

U.S. District Judge D.P. Marshall Jr., in his ruling Thursday, said that Arkansas officials could not execute Jason McGehee until after the state parole board notifies state officials and the victim's relatives. That timeline in McGehee's case would extend into May, and by then one of Arkansas' three execution drugs will have expired. Doing so would block the executions indefinitely, state attorneys argue, because Arkansas' supply of the sleep-inducing drug used to start executions expires at ...

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What We Know About the Deadly St. Louis Boiler Explosion

A Loy-Lange engineer, Kenneth Trentham, 59, also died in the blast. "The piece that went through this roof here [Faultless] was the size of a full-size van, and this is all heavy-cast iron", Jenkerson said. St. Louis police have now released the names of all three people killed in a boiler explosion this week. The company is described on its website as a "full-service corrugator and custom box manufacturer".

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Steve Bannon booted from the US National Security Council

Until his Wednesday sacking, Steve Bannon's role as the chief strategist gave him a direct link to Donald Trump. Bannon called this claim "total nonsense". On the contrary, the former media executive threatened to quit earlier this week if he was removed from his seat on the NSC, according to multiple reports .

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Dog attacks on mail carriers hit 6755 as online sales boom

Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites. The agency released its annual list on Thursday. The post Dog attacks of USA postal workers highest in three decades appeared first on PBS NewsHour . Postal Service "National Dog Bite Prevention Week", during an awareness event at the YMCA in Los Angeles Thursday, April 6, 2017. USPS asks dog owners to help prevent attacks on mail carriers by keeping their pets secured and reminding children not to take mail ...

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Planned Parenthood rally draws Capitol crowd

Attorneys general from 16 states have joined Planned Parenthood in their fight to overturn an OH law that prevents healthcare providers that offer abortion services from participating in publicly funded health programs. Planned Parenthood challenged those laws last November, contending those restrictions are medically unnecessary, and on Tuesday U.S. Judge for the Western District of Missouri Howard Sachs issued a memo saying he planned to rule in favor of Planned Parenthood.

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Neil Gorsuch confirmation vote

If the maneuvering plays out as expected it will set the stage for a final confirmation vote on Gorsuch Friday, allowing him to join the court in time to hear the final set of cases this term. It was up to the Democrats to determine how Gorsuch got on the court, he said. "There's blame on both sides", said Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, citing the Republican months-long blockade past year of Judge Merrick Garland , President Barack Obama's pick for the Supreme Court.

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Will you Buy or Sell? Twitter, Inc. (TWTR)

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Twitter, Inc . Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in March. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 8, current ratio was 8, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 0.35 and Total Debt/Equity ratio was 0.37. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.04 Percent.

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Joe and Jill Biden get multi-book deal — AP NewsBreak

All the books are as yet untitled. Ben Sasse , a tea party darling, told The New York Times the only reason Trump prevailed in November was the weakness of his main adversary, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. After Beau's death in May 2015, Biden in October 2015 announced his decision against running for 2016's USA presidency. The job had little influence until well into the 20th century and only in recent decades have books by former vice presidents, at least the ones who never ...

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Severe storms possible overnight

Beginning at 3 p.m., Horry County moved to Operating Condition Level 4, or OPCON 4, meaning that Horry County will be on "alert" status and that county officials have begun discussions with South Carolina Emergency Management, the National Weather Service and other coastal communities.

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Kansas City set for national WWI centennial observance

The poppies that visitors pass while entering the museum represent the 9 million combat deaths of the Great War, about 116,000 of them Americans. In one of the passages read Thursday, Mary Gladwin, an Ohioan and one of the first American Red Cross nurses to go to Europe during the war, wrote how the sounds of gunfire were constant at her hospital in Serbia.

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Republicans Trigger Nuclear Option on Neil Gorsuch Confirmation

Republicans on their own do not have enough votes to end the floor debate on Gorsuch's nomination, a move known as cloture, under the current rules requiring 60 votes. And no one wants a change in the rules because it could lead to even more partisan animosity down the road, forever changing a historic element of the Senate.

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Schools in three counties locked down amid gun threat

Authorities say they received information that 32-year-old Joseph Jakubowski had made threats to steal weapons and use them against public officials or at an unspecified school. The district also shared information via Facebook, Twitter, and the School District of Fort Atkinson website. After that, schools in Janesville were put on lock down.

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Carolina edges Gonzaga for crown

Seldom in life do we get what we actually desperately want. Hicks finished with 13 points and nine rebounds. In UNC's 77-76 semifinal win over OR on Saturday, he only had two points on 1-of-12 shooting from the field. The Tar Heels were in the title game past year and lost on a buzzer-beater to Villanova. "I have no doubt in the future, there will be future Zags that get over this hump".

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Truck driver admitted texting and driving caused deadly bus crash, witness says

The crash happened outside Garner State Park, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) west of San Antonio. A traffic accident expert says the 13 senior adults killed this week in a minibus wreck in southwest Texas were more susceptible to internal injuries and damage to vulnerable organs due to their advanced ages.

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Democrats block Neil Gorsuch, Trump nominee to US Supreme Court

Forty-four Senate Democrats have said they would filibuster his nomination, voting against ending or limiting debate. Republicans retaliated on Thursday after falling five votes short of the 60 needed to confirm Mr Gorsuch. Pundits and politicians may lament that Thursday's actions mark the end of comity and bipartisanship in the Senate. Moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME said roughly 10 senators of both parties worked over the weekend to come up with a deal to stave off the ...

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Ethics panel sends Alabama governor's case to prosecutors

The affair came to light when Bentley's wife of 50 years filed for divorce in September 2015. The commission said it "found probable cause to believe" Bentley violated the Alabama Ethics Act and Fair Campaign Practices Act - which is the state's campaign finance law - after a yearlong investigation.

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Judge Denies Justice Department Request to Delay Baltimore Police Oversight Hearing

And he doesn't issue modest orders. Sessions wants the Justice Department to review all the President Barack Obama-era consent decrees . This week he ordered a Justice Department review of consent decrees that community leaders, citizens and some police departments have agreed are needed but that Sessions sees as having a negative effect on crime prevention and police morale.

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The Gorsuch Tally: Where Senators Stand on Court Nominee

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Scarnati emphasized the importance of having the Supreme Court vacancy filled promptly and urged the U.S. Senate to consider the vote on the nomination of Judge Gorsuch as soon as possible. McConnell told reporters today that he is "confident" that come Friday, if the Dems have not agreed to some other way to settle this, up to and including a Congress-floor mud-wrestling tournament, he has the votes to press the button.

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Senate fiddles as rural America burns waiting for ag secretary

Trump has not been enthusiastic about liberalizing U.S. Menendez's hold and Rubio's concerns were removed after the parties had conversations about the issue on April 4. We need to get Gov. Perdue was cleared by the Senate Agriculture Committee last week but the panel has not announced when a floor vote might be held.

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White House exploring new value-added tax and carbon tax

And neither do many consumer groups, who view the tax as regressive. A carbon tax would target the emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouses gases in the burning of gasoline, coal and other fossil fuels. There are multiple reasons presidents should let the public see their tax returns. "It's hidden in the price of a product". A value-added tax, which is widely used around the world, is consumption-based.

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Russian Federation bans picture of Vladimir Putin as a gay clown

Referring to the Justice Ministry's inclusion of the image in its registry, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said this week: "You know how such things might hurt somebody's feelings, but the President is quite resistant to such obscenity and learned how to not pay attention".

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World number one Johnson doubtful for Masters after freak fall

David Winkle, his manager at Hambric Sports, said Johnson fell on the stairs at the home he is renting in Augusta. "He has been advised to remain immobile and begin a regime of anti-inflammatory medication and icing, with the hopes of being able to play".

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Ruling party has big lead in Armenia vote: partial count

Armenians voted in a referendum on constitutional reforms on Sunday (6 December) which the opposition claims are aimed at keeping the ex-Soviet state's President, Serzh Sargsyan, in power. It also noted some pressure on civil servants as well as private sector employees. Of the other eight parties or political blocs contesting the election, the Republican Party's chief challenger is the Tsarukian Alliance.

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Federal agents raid LA-area business in green card probe

The raids on Wednesday centered on the office of the California Investment Immigration Fund, a small corporation the Chans set up in 2008 under the visa program to attract investors, reported the LA Times . Some of the money raised was refunded to the investors, while some of it was used to pay for houses for Victoria Chan, an attorney, and her father Tat Chan, who ran the fund, reports the AP.


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