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Indiana Democrat to back Gorsuch nomination to Supreme Court

Those at Sunday's protest were hoping that King and Collins hear their message - that they believe Gorsuch is a bad choice for the environment, for special needs students, and for his support of corporations. Republicans should not hesitate to use the technique Schumer's party pioneered. Instead, Trump relied on the recommendations of a few arch-conservative think tanks, including the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation. Read More

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Deadly church bus crash: What we know now

Deadly church bus crash: What we know now

Kuchler placed 911 calls to police before the incident where you can hear him telling authorities, "somebody needs to get this guy off the road before he hits somebody". Texas has no statewide ban on texting while driving. The bus was coming from the Alto Frio Baptist Encampment in Leakey when the accident occurred near Garner State Park, about 7 miles away, on a two-lane section of Highway 83. Read More

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Disco biscuits, Spanish fly: Cosby lawyers to argue evidence

Disco biscuits, Spanish fly: Cosby lawyers to argue evidence

McMonagle and Agrusa, referring to the jokes as "Mr. Cosby's Spanish Fly Shtick", argued they are not relevant to the allegations lodged against Cosby. The accuser in the case, Andrea Constand, says she became friends with Cosby while working at Temple University, where Cosby was a trustee. "Counsel should be precluded from making references to other women who allegedly had sexual contact with Mr. Read More

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Donald Trump discloses financial details of wealthy staffers

Bannon, the former chairman of Breitbart News, made at least $1.3 million in 2016 and valued his consulting firm, Bannon Strategic Advisors, at $5 million to $ 25 million . The White House will release up to 180 financial disclosures of top administration staffers, according to USA Today . In contrast, only a sliver of the staffers in former Democrat President Barack Obama's White House fell into the "extremely complex" category, according to pie charts released by the White House. Read More

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Thornwell bottled up by Gonzaga as South Carolina's run ends

After his team fell short to No. 1 seed Gonzaga in the Final Four 77-73 on Saturday night, Martin was brought to tears when reflecting on an incredible 2016-17 season that ended in an unlikely Final Four appearance as a 7-seed. It wasn't the kind of game that Thornwell and Gamecocks fans had come to expect from their star player, especially in the NCAA Tournament . The total has gone under in four of Gonzaga's last five games as a favorite. Read More

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Top Senate Democrat promises fight to block Trump high court pick

They examined his qualifications based on integrity, professional competence and temperament. "He is closely watching this week's hearings and carefully reviewing Gorsuch's record before he makes a decision". Democrats also took another opportunity to voice their displeasure at how Republicans kept Judge Merrick Garland, Obama's choice for the same seat, off the court. Read More

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Restrictive bill targeting Planned Parenthood passes, without help from Alaska senator

Restrictive bill targeting Planned Parenthood passes, without help from Alaska senator

And so Mike Pence, whose attitudes about female sexuality forbid him from eating a slice of pizza with an unescorted woman , cast the tie-breaking vote to deprive women in Republican states of access to health care. Under this exception, Planned Parenthood has been eligible to receive Title X funds, per the states' discretion. Patty Murray, (D-WA), the highest-ranking female senator in the leadership of either party. Read More

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French candidate Macron focuses his attacks on Le Pen

And far-right leader Marine Le Pen wasted no time in describing the Estrosi-Macron friendship as an "alliance", saying those in the mainstream "system" were trying to save their jobs. "The collapse of the USSR didn't lead to any negotiation on how to re-organize what used to be the former Soviet empire". Recent polls have Macron with 25 percent of the vote and Le Pen with 24 percent in the opening round, though the gap widens to double digits in a head-to-head matchup. Read More

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Severe storm kills 2 in Louisiana, causes damage Texas

According to The Weather Channel , it is possible that a tornado touched down in the area and that more severe weather could be on the way. Storms will continue into Monday morning and should end by noon. This story corrects the 3-year-old girl's name to Nevaeh, not Neville. The National Weather Service said that the threat of tornadoes in Louisiana on Sunday was a "particularly risky situation". Read More

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Carbon monoxide at hotel pool suspected in MI death

One child was killed and a dozen other people were injured in southwest MI on Saturday after a carbon monoxide leak in the indoor pool of a hotel in Niles. They were found unconscious inside and around the indoor-pool area of a MI hotel on Saturday. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration prohibits workers from being exposed to more than 50 parts averaged over an 8-hour period. Read More

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Witness account highlights dangers of texting while driving

Witness account highlights dangers of texting while driving

Young was still trapped in the cab of his Dodge pickup when he reportedly told a witness that he had been on his phone, texting, at the time of the crash, the Houston Chronicle reported Friday . The one survivor from the bus and the driver of the truck both remain in the hospital. I've already called Uvalde. Twelve people on the bus died at the scene, authorities said. Read More

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Missing 11-year-old from NC found safe in Washington, DC

Missing 11-year-old from NC found safe in Washington, DC

Police said the girl was found after a female called 911 in the D.C. area saying she had been kidnapped. The child was located in the Washington, D.C. The identities of the two deceased have not been released pending family notification, " an NBC affiliate reports ". Police say the Impala was seen leaving the scene, and the child was thought to be in the vehicle. Read More

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Trump hits golf course with Sen. Rand Paul

Trump hits golf course with Sen. Rand Paul

The Trumps haven't been shy about using the president's trips to promote the properties. That effort collapsed, humiliating Trump in the early days of his administration. Paul said in the tweet. And the facts remain the same. It will be a repeal and replace of Obamacare which is the deal that is being negotiated now. A Secret Service agent opens the door of the presidential vehicle for Sen. Read More

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Sen. Claire McCaskill to vote no on Neil Gorsuch, cloture

With 41, Gorsuch's confirmation would be held up. Republicans have warned that if Democrats do filibuster Gorsuch, they will change Senate rules to ensure he is confirmed by doing away with the filibuster provision. But on Friday, the Gorsuch forces lost Sen. She has come under heavy pressure from both the right and left in the weeks leading up to her decision. Read More

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Top Senate Democrat to oppose Trump pick for Supreme Court

Schumer's announcement notwithstanding, it's unclear if Democratic leadership will pressure members of the caucus to vote with them in support of the filibuster. Such a change also would apply to future Supreme Court nominees and would be especially important in the event that Trump gets to fill another opening and replace a liberal justice or Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court's so-called swing vote. Read More

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UNC downs Oregon, to meet Gonzaga in NCAA men's basketball championship

Gonzaga players celebrate after the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against South Carolina, Saturday, April 1 , 2017, in Glendale, Ariz . "Now we're 40 minutes from a championship". Midway through the second half, with the mountain of a man Przemek Karnowski on Gonzaga's bench with three fouls, the Gamecocks put together the run that seemed to knock Gonzaga out. Read More

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Texas church bus crash: NTSB wants to interview truck driver

Texas church bus crash: NTSB wants to interview truck driver

Uvalde police Lt. Daniel Rodriguez said a man called about 12:02 p.m. Wednesday to report the swerving truck heading north on USA 83 and to ask deputies to respond. Johnny Hernandez said. The sole survivor remains in critical condition at a hospital in San Antonio. Meanwhile, the New Braunfels community continues to grieve the loss of so many of their church-going citizens, friends, and family members. Read More

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FBI 'conducting investigation on Trump campaign officials'

FBI 'conducting investigation on Trump campaign officials'

The account follows an assortment of journalists and news outlets, with a slight tilt towards reporters covering the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The source told the magazine that there was a draft. "An op-ed doesn't have the same stature, it comes from one person", Newsweek's source said. Since then, the US intelligence community has concluded that there was interference by Moscow. Read More

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Strong-severe storms possible tonight and into Friday morning

The forecast caused the Alcorn School District to close all schools on Thursday. Other shelters, at the Mosheim and DeBusk volunteer fire departments, could be activated if conditions warrant, he said. John Bel Edwards warned residents this afternoon . However, low-level shear and helicity don't appear to be as robust.That could save us from a true tornado threat, while upping the chance that we see stronger non-tornadic wind as well as larger hail. Read More

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Mark Takano wants Devin Nunes to recuse himself from Russian Federation investigation

Nunes, in turn, complained Wednesday to NBC News that Democrats "aren't really serious about this investigation" and have not fully participated in committee efforts. Nunes has also told NBC News he did not reveal his source to Trump. However, Nunes later briefed Trump on the information provided by the source, a move that press secretary Sean Spicer said wouldn't make sense if the information originated from the White House - seemingly indicating that the source works elsewhere. Read More

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Sen. McCaskill says she will oppose Gorsuch

In order to avoid a filibuster, the only other path to confirmation would require a change in Senate rules, known as the "nuclear option", which ranking Republicans have indicated they would exercise, if necessary. He tweeted Monday that he's generally "never inclined to filibuster" a Supreme Court nominee, even though he stated he doubts he can support Gorsuch in the end. Read More

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Senate Intel panel tells WH to send Russia information directly

Senate Intel panel tells WH to send Russia information directly

He also helped lead the effort to declassify the intelligence assessment that Russian hacking and propaganda efforts were aimed at the 2016 USA presidential election. The chairman of that committee, Devin Nunes, is under fire after refusing to recuse himself, despite his questionable ties to the White House. Mr Kushner, who is married to Mr Trump's daughter Ivanka, volunteered to speak to the Senate Intelligence Committee, the White House has said, and is scheduled to appear next week. Read More

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Freedom Caucus member defends against Trump

No Democrats were expected to vote for the legislation and Republicans could only lose about 20 votes for the bill to still pass. "I understand the president's frustration". The list of House Freedom Caucus members being targeted by President Trump for sinking Republicans' ObamaCare overhaul plan grew Saturday when the White House singled out Michigan Rep. Read More

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Unauthorized plane lands in Athens, Ohio, suspected cocaine found

Unauthorized plane lands in Athens, Ohio, suspected cocaine found

Authorities are investigating after an unauthorized plane landed at Ohio University Airport Wednesday afternoon. Inside the small plane, they found nearly 300 pounds of a powdery substance which has field tested positive as cocaine. Federal authorities contacted the Athens County Sheriff's Office and asked officers to meet the aircraft when it landed. Aviation records for the plane show it has made recent flights between Canada and the Bahamas while flying over the United States. Read More

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Trump aide urges defeat of Michigan member of Freedom Caucus

Pelosi gained the Speaker's gavel in 2006 after Democrats beat down President George W. Bush's plan in 2005 to privatize Social Security, something the Democratic leader is reminding her caucus. In the opposition, you can vote to repeal Obamacare 60 times without giving much thought to what comes next. "We have so much in common with the Trump administration - it wouldn't make sense to have a separate bill from Secretary Mnuchin, a separate one from Gary Cohn, a third from whomever", Brady ... Read More

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