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Michigan Increases Speed Limits Statewide

Michigan Increases Speed Limits Statewide

Overall, the 75 mph speed limit will be applied to 600 miles of rural limited access freeway , and 900 miles of state trunk line highway will see speeds rise to 65 miles per hour. Marie, stretches of USA 127 between the Lansing and Grayling areas, and US 131 between the Grand Rapids and Cadillac areas. The two state agencies studies where speeds could increase based on 85th-percentile speeds (the speed at or below which 85 percent of traffic is moving) and the results of engineering and ... Read More

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Slashing solar incentives is bad for business, say IN tech CEOs

Slashing solar incentives is bad for business, say IN tech CEOs

The Indiana Coalition for Open Government had urged Holcomb to veto the proposal, calling it a step to "make government less open and insufficiently accountable" by adding barriers to access. "This law is the first of many pro-life advances we expect to see during Gov. Holcomb's tenure". "And this bill runs counter to all of those". There are still more than 100 bills Holcomb will need to act on by May 6. Read More

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N Carolina lawmakers override Cooper court veto

N Carolina lawmakers override Cooper court veto

North Carolina has a mandatory retirement age for judges. So McCullough stepped down on Monday, allowing Cooper to appoint John Arrowood to replace him. In an interview with the Raleigh News & Observer, McCullough explained that the GOP bill would unduly burden the court by increasing the judges' workload. Read More

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UC Berkeley ReInvites Ann Coulter, But There's a Catch

UC Berkeley ReInvites Ann Coulter, But There's a Catch

In the statement , Dirks also confirmed that he instructed university officials to look for a new venue for Coulter after she vowed to come to the school as planned on April 27 and deliver her speech. The university says it has specific intelligence of threats that could pose a danger to Coulter and expected protesters, but could offer her a safe alternative venue next month. Read More

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Bernie Sanders Talks

Bernie Sanders Talks "Turning Nebraska Blue" During Visit to Omaha

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) had lines stretching down South 4th Street and the crowd on their feet inside the Louisville Palace Theater on Tuesday night. Tom Perez, the new chair of the DNC - and Sanders's partner on the so-called "unity tour" - was not welcomed kindly. On the flip side, many progressive Democrats regard Sanders, along with a few others, like Massachusetts Sen. Read More

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Bernie Sanders to call for 'political revolution' in Miami today

Bernie Sanders to call for 'political revolution' in Miami today

Perez and Sanders are on a national tour, titled " Come Together and Fight Back ", that attempts to capitalize on discontent with President Donald Trump and boost the Democrats prospects in the 2018 midterm elections. Sanders spoke directly to Kentuckians about the Republican's healthcare plan that was voted down by congress. - Before the tour kicked off in ME this week, there was already tension between the DNC and Sanders' team about sharing data from people who have RSVP'd . Read More

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United Airlines CEO to visit China over dragged passenger

The Chicago-based United Airlines airline is reviewing policies with regard to handling oversold flights to prevent similar incidents, and talking to some passengers and employees on how the airline can take a more "common-sense approach". "The response rate was pretty high and positive", Munoz said. And some United States politicians have called for a total ban on overselling flights. Read More

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Officer in Tamir Rice shooting: 'We were basically sitting ducks'

Officer in Tamir Rice shooting: 'We were basically sitting ducks'

The interviews, conducted within days of the November 22, 2014 shooting outside Cudell Recreation Center, include details not previously reported of the events and offer new insight into the mindsets of the officers. Loehmann states that he saw the gun (which turned out to be a toy) but does not say Tamir pointed the gun at him. "I had to make the decision fast because Frank and I were in immediate danger", he said. Read More

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Government shutdown: Border wall money out, Obamacare fight on

Government shutdown: Border wall money out, Obamacare fight on

The border wall money is fiercely opposed by Democrats, and also unpopular with many Republicans. Will Republicans and Democrats agree on a spending bill by the April 28 deadline to keep the federal government funded through the rest of the fiscal year? "I support additional border security funding", said Senator Lindsey Graham, a critic of Mr Trump who dined with the president on Monday at the White House . Read More

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Earnhardt Jr. to Retire After Season

Bill Elliott is the only person to be named the most popular driver more often. But it is not all doom and gloom, according to Andrew Campagnone, a partner at Sports Marketing Consultants, who said Earnhardt's retirement should not put a significant dampener on the sport given the driver's continued commitment to its future. Read More

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McKelvey: Is Kansas election a bellwether?

McKelvey: Is Kansas election a bellwether?

But in Estes' victory there are warning signs for Republicans preparing for the first midterm election of the Trump presidency in 2018. Chris Pumpelly, a spokesman for his campaign, said Thompson would run for the seat again in 2018. "And we're going to make sure we change things in Washington ". Republicans are defending four GOP-leaning seats - the Kansas seat plus Georgia, Montana and SC - while Democrats are protecting a seat in a liberal California district. Read More

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National Association of Conservation Districts congratulates Sonny Perdue on his new position

In her one-on-one meeting with Perdue earlier this year and during his hearing , Heitkamp pressed Perdue on the importance of working with Congress to secure a strong Farm Bill in 2018. Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, the chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said Perdue will help facilitate recovery in small American towns. "We are eager for agriculture to finally have a seat in the president's cabinet, and we know Secretary Perdue is just as eager to get to work for farmers, consumers ... Read More

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Trump signs "Buy American, Hire American" executive order

Indian nationals are the largest group of H-1B recipients annually. None responded to requests for comment . Trump signed the order during his visit to the Snap-on Tools headquarters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. "It's too little, too late". The move signals a further attempt at Trump to target foreign companies that typically hire foreign workers over Americans. Read More

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Superintendent: There was no shooting at Belfair school

Superintendent: There was no shooting at Belfair school

Deputies immediately searched the campus and didn't find a shooter or evidence of a shooting. The county sheriff's office initially confirmed a shooter was reported in the Hawkins Middle cafeteria. Officers from multiple agencies are on scene. The Mason County Sheriff's Office reported they were clearing out the middle school and have not found anyone injured. Read More

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Trump's Obamacare Threat Could Cost Government Billions of Dollars, Study Finds

Trump's Obamacare Threat Could Cost Government Billions of Dollars, Study Finds

He also said Democrats and Republicans are discussing appropriating the money as part of the spending package to keep the government open. Claxton said "there's a good chance" that Congress will do that, but added: "I don't know". Two groups of House Republicans have proposed removing the federal stricture that state insurers charge the same amount to customers even if they have preexisting health conditions, known as the "community rating". Read More

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UC Berkeley threatened with lawsuit over Ann Coulter speech

UC Berkeley threatened with lawsuit over Ann Coulter speech

Naweed Tahmas, 20, of the Berkeley College Republicans tells the Chronicle , "It's at an bad time", and Coulter shared her rage over the rescheduling via Twitter Thursday night, vowing to come on April 27 whether they like it or not. 'We have been unable to find a safe and suitable venue, ' officials wrote in a letter to the campus Republicans on Wednesday. UC Berkeley said it did not have enough advance notice to provide security for the Coulter event. Read More

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Chris Soules detained after deadly vehicle accident

Chris Soules detained after deadly vehicle accident

Chris Soules was released hours after being arrested and the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the former Bachelor was released after his mother, Linda, posted his $10,000 bond for bail. According to the judge, the offense is punishable by a fine of at least $750, up to $7,500. Soules will also be subject to electronic monitoring. In addition, Mosher was also a family oriented man, with his wife Nancy, two sons and three grandchildren. Read More

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ESPN Layoffs Begin, And Some 100 Employees May Lose Jobs

In a memo to employees Wednesday, network president John Skipper said the network has had to make "difficult decisions" that affect employees in its talent lineup, as well as "a limited number of positions" elsewhere in the company. ESPN didn't release a full list of those let go. Former Mets beat writer Adam Rubin said in a Q&A last month that he jumped ship after ESPN told him he would be a casualty of the layoffs. Read More

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Donald Trump summons entire Senate to WH briefing on North Korea

Joseph Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats plan to provide the update to lawmakers. While North Korea's nuclear program has been a security headache for the USA and its allies for decades, the gathering Wednesday coincides with a concerted Trump administration push to change the calculus of us strategy amid growing concern as North Korea rushes to develop an arsenal of nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles that could threaten allies such as South Korea and Japan and reach ... Read More

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Ignore Trump on Climate

Ignore Trump on Climate

None of this has, however, persuaded the present USA government that anthropogenic greenhouse gases (GHGs) are responsible for climate change. The curbs on power plant emissions by the Obama administration - the Clean Power Plan (CPP) - were aimed at reducing the power sector's carbon dioxide emissions by about a third below the 2005 levels by 2030. Read More

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Ann Coulter event is back on after UC Berkeley finds 'protected venue'

The administrators said it was "not possible to assure that the event could be held successfully - or that the safety of Ms. Coulter, the event sponsors, audience and bystanders could be adequately protected". Cal administrators said they hope to find another time and place for Coulter to speak. The two groups who wanted to bring Ann Coulter to speak at UC Berkeley are counting down the hours. Read More

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Trumps celebrate Easter Egg Roll at White House

Trumps celebrate Easter Egg Roll at White House

Discover how much protection Melania TrumpGiven the choice of Melania Trump to live alone in NY with her son Barron , and not in the White House with her husband, a very expensive extra protection service had to be put in place ... "We're right on track", he said, speaking of the nation's strength under fewer than 100 days of his leadership. "I think we're going to have an eggs-ellent time". Read More

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement could deal another blow to NASCAR

Although he may retiring for Cup action in 2017, Earnhardt Jr is still set to be around the NASCAR realm as a team owner in the Xfinity Series and potentially on TV. In a sport already struggling with an identity crisis as it is, losing Earnhardt on top of the star power it's already seen step away in recent years would seem like almost a death blow, right? Earnhardt said his hiatus from racing gave him "the time to wrestle back some semblance of say-so in this whole matter". Read More

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