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Government to rewrite rules for student loan forgiveness

The Trump administration is set to eliminate Obama-era rules targeting for-profit schools that left students with high amounts of debt, according to Dow Jones. "We are working with servicers to get these loans discharged as expeditiously as possible". Under the rules, students can have their loans erased if their college misrepresented the quality of its programs or broke a "contractual promise" with its students. Read More

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Gunman dead after shooting top Republican politician at baseball practice

Gunman dead after shooting top Republican politician at baseball practice

At least five people were taken to hospitals from the incident, according to Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown . Scalise underwent surgery, and was listed as being in critical condition, according to the hospital. During a break in the gunfire, he said he ran for cover and went to render help to those injured. However, Republican Congressman Bill Johnson was at Wednesday morning's practice, along with about two dozen other Republican members of Congress. Read More

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Congressional Staffer Reportedly Shot By Gunman

The staff member, Zack Barth, posted on Facebook that he was shot and is at the hospital but is "okay". Williams confirmed on his Twitter account that the staffer who was shot is Zack Barth. A person reportedly asked someone if the congressmen playing on the field in Alexandria were Republicans or Democrats before the attack. U.S. Rep. Read More

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Deputies find 600 pounds of meth disguised as candy

Deputies find 600 pounds of meth disguised as candy

Diaz asked reporters. "We found the amount of drugs seized from this house was almost a million dollars in street value". Drug dealers are getting creative as they apparently try to appeal to a younger market. "It's very very unsafe", said Lt. Diaz. The lollipops - sold for $20 to $40 - were created to look like flowers, bats, Yoda and more, according to KHOU . Read More

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Trump Nominates Democrat to Return to FCC Post

Trump Nominates Democrat to Return to FCC Post

Obama had nominated Rosenworcel, a Democrat, to another Federal Communications Commission term at the beginning of January, one day after she finished her extended first term and two weeks before Trump took office. Democrats insisted Republicans had agreed in 2015 to reconfirm Rosenworcel as part of a deal to confirm O'Rielly. "Her service as commission staff, congressional staff and FCC commissioner provides a depth of experience and expertise rarely matched that will serve her well as ... Read More

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Korea trip off to uncharacteristic low-key start

The parents of the 22-year-old college student said he is on a Medivac flight on his way home. They all are naturalized Americans of Korean ethnicity. The Warmbiers have been pressing - first behind the scenes and then more publicly - for their son's release. While North Korea's move to free Warmbier could potentially provide an opening for talks on security issues, the prospects still appear bleak. Read More

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Trump is willing to testify under oath on Comey

The reporter then asked , "So he lied about that?" "I would be fine with issuing a subpoena, " Collins said. There would be "nothing wrong if I did say" something regarding Flynn, Trump said "according to everybody I read today". In the Rose Garden Friday, the president was asked whether such tapes existed. "Why can't you say now if there are tapes, sir? Don't worry", Trump said. Read More

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Kerry, Gore blast Trump climate exit

Kerry, Gore blast Trump climate exit

But this shouldn't be surprising from a man - Mr. Trump - that called climate change a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. Despite leaving the Paris Agreement , Haley said Trump is still committed to a clean environment. Nikki Haley, the US' Permanent Representative to the United Nations, said President Donald Trump does believe in climate change and that humans have a role in it, the media reported. Read More

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Wisconsin business leaders to meet with Trump

Wisconsin business leaders to meet with Trump

The Labor Department says nine in 10 apprentices who complete their programs find jobs. "Yeah, it's really easy to get work through the apprenticeship, for at least masonry", said Hogan. Trump's proposed federal education budget would slash $168 million for state technical education grants. This week's theme is workforce development, an area where first daughter Ivanka Trump , an adviser to the president, has taken on a role as an administration spokesman. Read More

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Health care dropouts sign that Democrats 'gave up'

Health care dropouts sign that Democrats 'gave up'

Other insurers have pointed to that question as the reason for requesting double-digit premium increases in some states. "The ones who have gave us Obamacare now won't even lift a finger to help clean up the mess they've created and their willing allies in the media continue to try and lay the blame for Obamacare's failures on this president and this administration as we try to rescue the american people from its failings". Read More

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Phi Kappa Psi settles with Rolling Stone

Phi Kappa Psi settles with Rolling Stone

The magazine has agreed to pay $1.65 million to the fraternity, finally putting all angles of this whole mess to rest. "It has been almost three years since we and the entire University of Virginia community were shocked by the now infamous article, and we are pleased to be able to close the book on that trying ordeal and its aftermath", the statement continued. Read More

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North Korea rejects new sanctions, to pursue nuclear program

North Korea rejects new sanctions, to pursue nuclear program

Mattis also sought to reassure allies in the region that the USA was not withdrawing from its global leadership role, despite President Trump's decision on Thursday to withdraw the US from the 195-nation Paris climate accord. North Korea on Sunday slammed the latest round of United Nations sanctions as "mean" and vowed to press ahead with its missile and nuclear weapons programs. Read More

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Republican Senators Preparing to Hand President Trump Draft Health Care Bill

His call for more funding, though, could make it more hard to sell the bill to House Republicans, who will meet with senators after a bill passes the Senate to reconcile the differences between the two legislative bodies. Alienating any of them could make approving the measure trickier for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., who's been hoping for a vote before Congress' July 4 recess. Read More

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President Trump: 'It's Time to Rebuild Our Country'

Trump will also propose grants for rural areas to fix crumbling bridges, roads and waterways, a White House official said, and more control for cities and states to do the work they feel needs to get done. It includes detailed descriptions of meetings and phone conversations between Trump and Comey. President Donald Trump is schedule to promote his plans for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation's crumbling roads, bridges and waterways during a speech along the Ohio River. Read More

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Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

But his call for more funding could make it more hard to sell the bill to House Republicans , who will meet with senators if the bill passes the Senate to reconcile the differences between the two legislative bodies. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and more conservative members, Portman said, "No, but that wasn't the objective of it". Trump, according to senators who attended, urged quick action on health care, casting the debate as a promise Republicans made to voters that needs to be ... Read More

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Jeff Sessions mum on Comey, denies Russia link

Jeff Sessions mum on Comey, denies Russia link

In a February meeting, Comey said, Trump told Sessions and other administration officials to leave the room before asking him to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. Then, when Wyden asked Sessions why he didn't recuse himself from the decision to fire Comey, the AG answered, "It did not violate my recusal". Even with his recusal from the investigation, Sessions made it clear he was going to defend himself against the ... Read More

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Golden Entertainment to buy American Casino & Entertainment for $850m

Golden Entertainment to buy American Casino & Entertainment for $850m

Golden officials said the transaction should be finished at the end of the year, after regulatory approval. Golden expects to achieve approximately $18M of annual run-rate synergies post-closing. A number of banks including Credit Suisse, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley & Co and Macquarie Capital have funded Golden Entertainment's acquisition proposal and loaned the company a combined total of $1.1 billion. Read More

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Attorney General Sessions to face US Senate panel in public

Attorney General Sessions to face US Senate panel in public

Several media outlets have reported that Mr. Comey told the Intelligence Committee last week that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was examining whether Sessions met with Kislyak at a Washington hotel a year ago. Such a move would create a firestorm coming weeks after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey . And while he had recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, Sessions insisted, "I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations". Read More

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Old Glory: In use since 1777, the American flag is everywhere

Old Glory: In use since 1777, the American flag is everywhere

Flag Code. Despite the divisive politics that swirl around us today - maybe even because of it - we encourage people to fly the flag proudly as a sign of unity regarding the ideas on which this nation was founded: that all people are created equal and have liberty and fundamental rights such as free speech, freedom of religion, due process of law and freedom to assemble. Read More

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Candidates for governor run on different priorities

Candidates for governor run on different priorities

Outspent on the airwaves in the final days of Virginia's gubernatorial primary, Democrat Tom Perriello scrounged for votes in the dead of night Saturday at a truck stop and Waffle House in rural parts of the state. Bernie Sanders , promising to stand up to both President Donald Trump and the entrenched business interests that dominate state politics. Perriello's campaign ads don't just feature Sanders and Warren, but also a clip of former President Obama campaigning for him in 2010. Read More

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Boy, 5, dies after being left in Arkansas day care vehicle

Boy, 5, dies after being left in Arkansas day care vehicle

She said that Christopher would get off the van every afternoon from school expecting one thing: cookies. Staff found him hours later when they were preparing to take students home around 3:30 p.m., WATE reported . It happened at Ascent Children's Health Services in Arkansas. Temperatures outside the van rose to almost 90 degrees on Monday, which allowed temperatures inside the van to reach 114 degrees in just 30 minutes and soar as high as 141 degrees before Gardner was found, WMC also said. Read More

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USA working to stabilize relations with Russia: Tillerson

As an example, Tillerson said talks with Moscow on stabilizing war-ravaged Syria are progressing, but it's too early to tell if the discussions will bear fruit. Beyond Syria, the United States has been critical of Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula. But the new policy will stop short of closing embassies or breaking off relations re-established in 2015 after more than five decades of hostility, the sources said. Read More

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Ever-eloquent Trump denounces Republican healthcare bill as

Ever-eloquent Trump denounces Republican healthcare bill as "mean, mean, mean"

It's starting to become more likely that the Senate GOP has decided that passing a bill may be impossible and that the best result may be to craft some legislation that is created to fail simply as a show vote. And this is, make no mistake, this is a repeal and replace of Obamacare. A growing number of conservatives, including Sens. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., released a statement denying that any rules had been changed. Read More

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Mattis: New Afghanistan strategy coming 'mid-July'

Mattis: New Afghanistan strategy coming 'mid-July'

Mr Mattis has also declared himself "shocked" by the state of the USA military's readiness, blaming legal budget caps and the grind of 16 years of constant war. "I urge Congress to support the Department's request for authority to conduct a 2021 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round, a cornerstone of our efficiencies program", he said. Read More

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No reason to fire special counsel: US Justice Dept

The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, has said that if Trump were to get Mueller fired, Congress would re-establish the independent counsel unit and name Mueller to head it. Unsatisfied, Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, said that he'd like the scope in writing. The White House appeared blindsided by it, but took hours to address it, triggering speculation it was, one, a plan indeed and Moody was testing the waters for Trump , and ... Read More

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Colorado officials disciplined for handling of allegations

Chancellor Phil DiStefano will serve a 10-day suspension and athletic director Rich George and football coach Mike MacIntyre will each have to make $100,000 donations to domestic violence causes. "At that time, we believed that it was premature to take personnel action because there was no restraining order, criminal charges, civil action or other documentation of the allegation", DiStefano said . Read More

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