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Why the House put off its vote on Trumpcare

Why the House put off its vote on Trumpcare

To be sure, a very small minority of USA voters, just 17 percent of them, support the Republican plan to repeal and replace key parts of Obamacare, while 56 percent of voters disapprove of the bill, a new poll shows. That's especially clear when it comes to maternity care, which has been a frequent target of Republican ire . One proposal for lowering the cost of insurance is to allow consumers to pick and choose the conditions that would be covered. Read More

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Obstruction of breakfast: Lakeland man faces charges after eating pancakes on roadway

Obstruction of breakfast: Lakeland man faces charges after eating pancakes on roadway

The man, seen on video and photos shirtless and wearing green pajama trousers, was eating his pancakes in the eastbound lanes of Memorial Boulevard and Brunnell Parkway as traffic tried to move past him. When they interviewed him, Thomas told them he did it as a prank. By the time LPD officers arrived at the scene, Thomas had packed up his moveable feast and went somewhere else to digest. Read More

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How Gorsuch's judicial experience compares with his Supreme Court predecessors

Two appeals courts established a higher bar, calling for a "meaningful" benefit. He said it would lead to schools more carefully tracking the progress of special needs students. So the parents pulled him from school, enrolled in a private school, and watched Endrew learn. But Gorsuch ruled that because the driver had technically "operated" the vehicle, his case did not apply. Read More

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Philly's Soda Tax Slightly Exceeds $6.3M February Projection

Philly's Soda Tax Slightly Exceeds $6.3M February Projection

Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney, who pushed for the tax that went into effect January 1, 2017, said the beverage industry already was trending toward smaller container sizes before the tax was passed. For one thing, Coke has said that prioritizing smaller sizes actually makes good business sense in Philadelphia - and not because of any tax. That began before the tax was implemented. Read More

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Blast outside Bangladesh airport kills bomber

Blast outside Bangladesh airport kills bomber

The bomb, carried by a man on foot, exploded near a police checkpoint monitoring vehicles heading to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. No one claimed responsibility of the latest attack. Higher police officers said they could not guess any motive of the attack so far. He confirmed the attacker has been killed and no other casualties have been reported. Read More

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Gorsuch Shows Few Cracks Heading Into Day 3 of SCOTUS Confirmation

Gorsuch Shows Few Cracks Heading Into Day 3 of SCOTUS Confirmation

The senator accused Gorsuch of having a "deep-seated conservative ideology". Still, Schumer said Gorsuch "was unable to sufficiently convince me that he'd be an independent check" on Trump. David Carle, a spokesman for Leahy, said the senator meant to submit additional questions for Gorsuch to answer under oath. If the Democrats try to filibuster the nomination, they can lose in multiple ways. Read More

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Woman killed in Valley Head crash Tuesday, two others injured

Woman killed in Valley Head crash Tuesday, two others injured

She died at the scene. A two-car crash yesterday in Valley Head killed one person and injured two others. Ogletree says the woman's 8-year-old daughter ran in front of a vehicle and was struck and killed about 30 minutes later. A family member said that Elizabeth "Libby" Patterson had recently celebrated her birthday. "It's such a bad thing to happen", Dekalb County Coroner Tom Wilson told the outlet. Read More

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Federal judge who blocked Trump's travel ban receives threat messages

Federal judge who blocked Trump's travel ban receives threat messages

Since this ruling Watson has received threatening messages and Michele Ernst, an Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman, told CNN that the agency had been alerted and was willing to offer him more protection. His ruling also began a campaign of people saying they would boycott Hawaii. In response, the US Marshals Service increased their patrols and number of officers protecting the judges. Read More

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Baby Girl Killed After Driver Hits Stroller in Queens Intersection

Baby Girl Killed After Driver Hits Stroller in Queens Intersection

Witness says the child had blood all over her face and police were on the scene within four minutes, CBS2's Jessica Layton reported. Clearly shaken, Fluellen said, "I have a child the exact same age". She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where she was pronounced dead. Skylar had severe trauma to her head and body, police said. Guerrero said the baby was bleeding heavily and the driver was distraught when he realized he had injured someone. Read More

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Sanders to oppose Trump's court nominee

Sanders to oppose Trump's court nominee

However, the remaining gang of 14 members still in the Senate-Maine Republican Susan Collins and Arizona Republican John Mccain - show no desire to change the rules if need be. Sisk, a 2016 graduate from University of Colorado Law School, provided her recollections of the class in a letter Friday to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Read More

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Casey: I'm Voting Against Gorsuch for Supreme Court

My vote will be 'no.' And I urge my colleagues to do the same", Schumer said on the Senate floor Thursday morning. Republicans have a 52-48 majority in the Senate (two independents side with Democrats). Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. said, "I'm not sure I've been playing the same game as everybody else". On day 3 of Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings , senators battled each other over the Supreme Court pick's nomination. Read More

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Florida man accidentally destroys 10 homes after burning books in his yard

Florida man accidentally destroys 10 homes after burning books in his yard

At least 150 residents were forced to leave their homes, Fox 13 News reported . About 15 structures have been burned or badly damaged in Florida's Nassau County, in a wildfire authorities say was sparked by burning books. The fire is not expected to be extinguished by Thursday. Winter declared that the man did not possess any type of permit that would allow him to burn books or other materials in his backyard. Read More

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Schumer Says He Will Vote 'No' on Gorsuch Nomination, Suggests Dem Filibuster

Schumer Says He Will Vote 'No' on Gorsuch Nomination, Suggests Dem Filibuster

With the Senate divided 52-48 in favor of Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., needs eight Democrats to vote "yes". Bennet's spokeswoman wasn't ready to say anything on the record Thursday. The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote April 3, with a full Senate vote coming before a two-week break that begins April 10. "Whatever it takes to get him on the court, I will do", the South Carolina Republican told "The Mike Gallagher Show " when asked about the ... Read More

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USA Hockey, women's players meet in Philadelphia

USA Hockey, women's players meet in Philadelphia

The women's team said last week that they would not compete at their home World Championships, due to begin in Plymouth in MI on March 31, unless an agreement was reached. The players did not blink; USA Hockey did. "We're at the point where we need to make a move and stand up for what we believe in", Megan Duggan, captain for the women's team, said in a New York Times article on March 15, "what we think is right and fair to make progress and not only for women in hockey, but in other sports". Read More

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Loopy skyscraper plan for NY

Loopy skyscraper plan for NY

Oiio stated, "If we manage to bend our structure instead of bending the zoning rules of NY we would be able to create one of the most prestigious buildings in Manhattan". "We usually learn about the latest tallest building and we are always impressed by it's price per square foot", says Oiio. A unique track system would allow for a horizontal connection of two elevator shafts on the bottom and the top to create a continuous loop. Read More

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Former Penn State AD Testifies Against Former President In Child Endangerment Case

Former Penn State AD Testifies Against Former President In Child Endangerment Case

Mr. Schultz said it was his understanding that Mr. Sandusky had been spotted in a shower "standing behind the boy with his arms around him". The 2001 incident, while concerning, did not suggest criminal activity, Mr. When Mr. Schultz learned of the 2001 incident, he said he recalled the 1998 incident in "a nanosecond". "The only downside for us is if the message isn't "heard" and acted upon, and then we become vulnerable for having not reported it", Mr. Read More

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Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearing: 3 biggest takeaways

Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearing: 3 biggest takeaways

Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's Supreme Court pick, sat down for a second round of questioning by Democrats during his confirmation hearing on Tuesday. David Savage , Supreme Court and legal issues reporter for the Los Angeles Times . Senate Democrats invoked the nuclear option in November 2013 to change the supermajority rule for lower court nominees, in order to push through President Obama's nominees to the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. Read More

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Disabled students find high court on their side

Disabled students find high court on their side

Douglas County School District. In eight out of 10 cases Judge Neil Gorsuch, who is now going through the confirmation process to fill the ninth seat on the U.S. Capitol that Luke had assembled on the witness table. "I was wrong because I was bound by circuit precedent , and I'm sorry", he said. Deanell Reece Tacha, the retired dean of Pepperdine University law school who served on the 10th Circuit court with Gorsuch before she left the court in 2011, had been called by Republicans as a ... Read More

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Gorsuch steers around sharp questions at hearing Day 3

Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of CT announced he would be asking Gorsuch about the "elephant in the room" - Trump - and tried to draw him out over Trump's attacks on judges , including those who halted his immigration travel ban . "Americans deserve a Supreme Court justice who respects the rights of workers to be treated fairly instead of bowing to big business", Sanders said Thursday. Read More

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Why a Conservative PA Rep Changed His Vote to 'Yes' on AHCA

Why a Conservative PA Rep Changed His Vote to 'Yes' on AHCA

In this video, a demonstrator knocks on Ryan's office door and an employee of Ryan's greets the crowd. Now, after meeting with Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Barletta says he will vote for the bill . A Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs report issued a year ago revealed that, under Obamacare, a half a million illegal immigrants received $750 million in health care subsidies. Read More

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High court bolsters rights of learning-disabled students

On the sidelines of the hearing, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., tweeted: "Today President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, was unanimously rebuked by the Supreme Court". In the decision, Chief Justice John Roberts said that it is not enough for school districts to offer minimal instruction for special needs children. Read More

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Utah governor: No decision yet to sign .05 DUI law

Utah governor: No decision yet to sign .05 DUI law

Herbert, who recognizes Utah has the lowest DUI rate in the nation, says the state has a "zero fatalities" goal, and lowering the legal limit to.05 will only help in that regard. "I think this will be an opportunity for us, in fact, to get to the right place for Utah when it comes to our blood-alcohol content when we drive on the roads of Utah", he said. Read More

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White Man Travels To New York City To Stab Black People

Early Wednesday morning, a little more than 24 hours after the attack, Jackson walked into the police substation in Times Square and announced that he was wanted for murder. "It is believed that he was specifically intending to target male blacks for assault", Aubry said. "He appeared to be very close, following a black guy", an NYPD source told the Daily News . Read More

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House conservatives threaten GOP health care bill

House conservatives threaten GOP health care bill

Because of Senate rules and the threat of a Democratic filibuster, Republican leaders have been forced to use a cumbersome three-step formula to pass the bill - that threatens to stifle its momentum once it reaches the Senate. But some conservatives dismissed the warning from Trump, who is known to keep track of his detractors and opponents. "Because my concerns were met, I will vote for the bill with the understanding that my bill will receive full consideration on the House floor next ... Read More

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ME job match service hit with data breach

ME job match service hit with data breach

Anyone who lives in the above listed states and has signed up for an account on America's JobLink in the PAST FOUR YEARS may be at risk. "AJLA-TS immediately intervened and deployed its technical team to assess and stop the incursion, disabling the hacker's access to the AJL systems". Read More

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Schumer Urging Dems to Oppose Gorsuch

Schumer Urging Dems to Oppose Gorsuch

Similarly, the committee's Senator Richard Blumenthal asked , "Will Neil Gorsuch be an independent and impartial decision-maker on the court or will he cave to the Trump bullying?" "I'm not going to say anything here that is going to give anyone any idea how I'd rule in any case", Gorsuch replied. Read More

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