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Rickie Fowler wins the Honda Classic

As Woodland birdied the 11th and 13th to briefly move within one of the lead, Fowler holed a 35-footer at the 12th and sank another long-range putt at the next to restore a three-shot cushion. Stripped-down approach: Shawn Stefani was glad to see there were only about 10 spectators following his group late Friday afternoon when he made a decision to take off everything but his boxer briefs while playing a shot from the edge of the lake on No. Read More

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Affordable Care Act Uncertainty Impacts Tax Filing

Affordable Care Act Uncertainty Impacts Tax Filing

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on (pdf) their fellow senators to lead rallies on February 25 in their states, saying: "The American people increasingly understand that throwing 20 million people off health insurance, privatizing Medicare, raising prescription drug costs for seniors, and doing away with life and death patient protection provisions is not acceptable". Read More

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Donald Trump White House bars CNN from press briefing

The New York Times reported that journalists from their organization, as well as journalists from CNN and Politico , were prohibited from entering the press secretary's office for the briefing. CNN's Sara Murray described the incident on air: "We lined up". The site's founder, Steve Bannon , is chief strategist to President Donald Trump. Read More

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Egypt-Born French Holocaust Scholar Nearly Deported from US

There were "questions about my father, my mother, my family situation, with the same questions asked dozens of times: who employs me, where I live et cetera", Rousso said in the Huffington Post . While Rousso was cleared and able to give his scheduled lecture, it remains unclear why he was detained in the first place. "It seems like there's much more rigidity and rigor in enforcing these immigration requirements and the technicalities of every visa", said Marouf, who helped author an amicus ... Read More

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Trump's Nominee For Navy Secretary Has Dropped Out

Philip Bilden has informed me that he has come to the hard decision to withdraw from consideration to be secretary of the Navy", US Defense Secretary James Mattis (pictured below) said in a statement. "I am deeply grateful for Secretary Mattis' enduring support and confidence throughout the nomination process". Trump's pick for Secretary of Labor, fast-food executive Andy Puzder , withdrew from consideration earlier this in February after disclosing that he failed to pay taxes for an ... Read More

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Daytona 500 betting preview: Seven ways to win your NASCAR bets

Daytona 500 betting preview: Seven ways to win your NASCAR bets

You can't take your eye off the big picture and that is the Daytona 500. "We see that all the time at these places". "We travel 38 of 40 weeks and there's only 52 weeks in the year". Danica Patrick estimates she suffered at least a dozen concussions during her racing career and told reporters Wednesday she would retire from NASCAR if a doctor told her there would be long-term risks from another head injury. Read More

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Dozens of headstones overturned at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery

Dozens of headstones overturned at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery

The desecration was discovered on Sunday when Aaron Mallin of North Jersey came to the cemetery to visit his father's grave. Investigators believe more than one person could be involved, according to the reports . In recent weeks, Jewish centers across the country have been experiencing threats that have led to evacuation. In addition to the vandalism at the Jewish cemeteries, there were also instances of anti-Semitic vandalism at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and in a suburb of ... Read More

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Boehner: Repeal Won't Happen Because 'Republicans Never Ever Agree On Health Care'

Boehner: Repeal Won't Happen Because 'Republicans Never Ever Agree On Health Care'

Protestors say they have tried to contact Rooney to meet, but haven't heard from him directly - except fro a virtual town hall. President Donald Trump criticized the Affordable Care Act as late as Friday. States would instead be provided a per capita cap, which would allocate money based on the number of those enrolled. It's not clear that the details in the two-week-old draft bill, such as the size of the tax credits, are still being considered. Read More

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Leaked report: Mo Farah coach Alberto Salazar may have violated USADA rules

According to the report obtained by the Times, Salazar gave athletes infusions of the chemical L-carnitine, a naturally produced amino acid which can be medically prescribed as a supplement for heart and muscle disorders. The document, written in March of 2016, was leaked by a group of Russian hackers known as Fancy Bear. Brown's lawyers have denied the charges and said L-carnitine use was approved by Usada. Read More

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LG G6 surprises no one with bezel-less QHD+ display, Snapdragon 821

At the sidelines of Mobile World Congress, LG took the stage and unveiled the LG G6 on Sunday. The phone has dual camera setup on the rear with two 13 MP camera with one of them being a 125-degree wide-angle lens. In terms of storage , the G6 gets 32GB (UFS 2.0), but there's a microSD card slot that can handle up to 2TB. For example, when you're in the calendar app, you can put the G6 in landscape mode to display the calendar on the left and a more detailed schedule on the right. Read More

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Environmental Chief Promises Swift Rollback of Obama-Era Rules

Environmental Chief Promises Swift Rollback of Obama-Era Rules

Documents drafted by the Trump administration would direct Pruitt to begin dismantling those measures, helping fulfill the president's pledge to eviscerate rules he describes as throttling USA energy development. "We're going to do the work that congress has said we must do ... with a keen attention to rule of law", he said. Emails released earlier this week detailed how during Pruitt's tenure, he and energy companies colluded in efforts to block EPA's clean air and water rules. Read More

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Thousands expected to march in Atlanta against Affordable Care Act repeal

Thousands expected to march in Atlanta against Affordable Care Act repeal

The question was less about whether the Republican-led government would uproot the existing health care system and more about what they'd put in its place. In 2010, he wrote, " Republicans are fighting to repeal it so we can start over with common-sense reforms that get health-care reform right". The House bill would allow states to instead determine those essential benefits starting in 2020. Read More

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Hundreds Rally In Center City To Save Affordable Care Act

Hundreds Rally In Center City To Save Affordable Care Act

Oregon's junior senator, Jeff Merkley, and U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., spoke to the crowd gathered at the "Save Our Health Care Rally" in a plaza on the Lane Community College campus. "This is going to be done systematically in a three-phase approach", said Johnson. Eliminating coverage without a viable alternative would be counterproductive and unnecessarily put at risk our ability to treat the drug addicted and mentally ill who now have access to a regular source of care and treatment ... Read More

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Pitt vs. North Carolina: Open Gamethread

I am going to go with Pittsburgh to stay strong at the betting window. Pitino said at a post-game press conference that a fan "got in my face and said something I didn't like", notes ESPN . "They're deeper than we are". When Jackson missed, the UNC interior was able to rebound at a dominant level. The Tar Heel's dominated the Cards on the glass finishing with a 46-33 rebound advantage. Read More

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Indiana's Aguilera excited over new DNC Chair Perez

Indiana's Aguilera excited over new DNC Chair Perez

Ellison, the first Muslim American elected to Congress, said that he had long since distanced himself from Farrakhan and renounced their "bigoted and anti-Semitic ideas and statements ". Immediately following last November's election, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison became the first candidate to announce his candidacy for DNC chair. There are other candidates as well, but Perez and Ellison are the front-runners. Read More

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Two-thirds of Americans anxious Trump will lead nation into major war

Two-thirds of Americans anxious Trump will lead nation into major war

Outside of his job approval and favorability ratings - Trump's only seen favorably by 39% of respondents - Quinnipiac also asked American voters how they view the media as it relates to the president. In November, Trump lost in Maryland to Hilary Clinton by 25-percent. The court's suspension of Trump's travel ban was supported by 59 percent of voters, while 58 percent went on to agree that they trusted the courts to do what is right "most of the time". Read More

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Winter Storm Watch: 9-12 Inches Possible In Casper

Winter Storm Watch: 9-12 Inches Possible In Casper

The National Weather Service said Wednesday that a band of 6 to 12 inches of snow is expected from southwestern Minnesota, through the Twin Cities and across northern Wisconsin. Heavy snow will continue tonight with an additional 4 to 7 inches possible by morning. Madison's 2017 precipitation total rose to 3.73 inches, 1.35 inches above normal. Read More

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'Tough' Times Ahead: Mexico Threatens UN Action Over Trump's Deportations

'Tough' Times Ahead: Mexico Threatens UN Action Over Trump's Deportations

While Donald Trump has been pushing Mexico footing the bill, the current Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and the two former Presidents of Mexico have claimed Mexico is not paying for the wall in any way. Agents said crossers have built ramps to drive over fences in Arizona and have burrowed beneath them. "What we can not do is remain with our arms crossed", he said. Read More

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Malaysia awaits lab tests after nerve agent used in airport

Langford, who is Monash Malaysia's School of Science Head, said that amount of VX nerve agent was so small - 1/5th of a drop of liquid - that in fact it would be hard to detect with the naked eye. The oily poison was nearly certainly produced in a sophisticated state weapons laboratory, experts say, and is banned under worldwide treaties. He died before reaching a hospital. Read More

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Another Trump Tweet About Chicago Violence: City 'Needs Help'

Another Trump Tweet About Chicago Violence: City 'Needs Help'

They ranged from a pregnant woman in her 20s to a 60-year-old man. Police found a 44-year-old man on the ground and bleeding from a gunshot wound to the head. Chicago has tough gun laws in place, but 60 percent of the guns used in shootings were purchased in other states. The Chicago Police Department conducted a series of overnight raids from Thursday into Friday that resulted in 81 arrests, mostly for drug- and weapons-related offenses, Supt. Read More

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Girl Scout Cookie Weekend kicked off Friday

In the 100 years since its founding, the Girl Scout Cookie Program has grown into a powerful tool to help young women develop the skills needed to be successful in the future. The Samosa doughnut, for example, comes with toasted coconut and chocolate and caramel drizzled over the top. Each of the doughnuts was said to actually taste like the actual cookie, as well. Read More

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Student Affairs Groups Criticize Lifting of Protections for Transgender Students

Student Affairs Groups Criticize Lifting of Protections for Transgender Students

Transgender students may lose their right to use bathrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity because of Donald Trump. "This isn't a states' rights issue, it's a civil rights issue ". Rebekah goes to public school in Vernon Township, a district that has already enacted policy to protect transgender students. Texas lieutenant governor Dan Patrick equated it to "blackmail" and said at the time that the state was ready to forfeit federal education money rather than comply with ... Read More

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No mass deportations, no use of military against immigrants, Kelly says

No mass deportations, no use of military against immigrants, Kelly says

He said Mexico would use "all legally possible means" to defend Mexicans living overseas, including potentially appealing to the United Nations. Many recent arrivals to the USA came from Central America, traveling through Mexico. They're scheduled to meet with Pena Nieto and staff at the USA embassy later on Thursday. The feud reignited on Wednesday, when Videgaray slammed the guidelines set forth by Kelly. Read More

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Arizona impact unclear as JC Penney closes stores

Arizona impact unclear as JC Penney closes stores

The company said a list of affected stores will be released next month, after it notifies its employees. The total store closures represent approximately 13 to 14 percent of the company's current store portfolio. Company officials said stores likely to close include relatively low-performing stores or those that would require substantial capital investments to conform to the company's new branding standards. Read More

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White House bars several media outlets from press conference

White House bars several media outlets from press conference

In response, The Associated Press and Time magazine boycotted the press briefing while the White House Correspondents Association , which heads the press corps, formally protested the White House's action. " McClatchy opposes any effort by the White House to ban news organizations from coverage", said Kristin Roberts, the executive editor of McClatchy's Washington bureau in a statement . Read More

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Fire at Tampa mosque ruled arson

Fire investigators responded at around 2 a.m. Anyone with information about who set the fire is asked to call fire rescue investigators at 1-877-662-7766. When firefighters arrived the fire was mostly out and they were able to quickly extinguish it. Officials said there was damage to the door that looked like bullet holes but that no gunshots were fired. Read More

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