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Protesters Block DeVos From DC School's Entrance

Protesters Block DeVos From DC School's Entrance

Sec. DeVos physically blocked by protesters from entering DC school-turned away and left. Question: "you can't say definitively today that guns shouldn't be in schools?" The same man yelled "Shame". Already, two Republican senators have committed to opposing her nomination. The growing charter school sector - which exists because of legislation Congress passed in 1995 - now enrolls almost half the city's public-school students, and the nation's only federally funded voucher program - ... Read More

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"Winter Storm Watch Issued, Another 4-8" Of Snow Expected Sunday Night

How much snow did Boston get? The first snow-related death was reported in NY on Thursday when a doorman shoveling snow on the Upper East Side died after slipping and falling through a glass window, NY police said. Much of Long Island, New York, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, were under blizzard warnings. Temperatures Wednesday set a new record high of 65 F at Kennedy airport, almost 30 degrees above average for early February. Read More

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Elizabeth Warren Has Been Anything But Silenced

Elizabeth Warren Has Been Anything But Silenced

Holding a transcript of her speech in the Senate Chamber, Democratic Sen. The hours leading up to the vote were contentious. Mr. Sessions' conduct as U.S. Senate Republicans rebuked Warren , who was prohibited from participating in further debates of Jeff Session' confirmation after reading a letter written by Coretta Scott King which questioned Sessions' character. Read More

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Snow piles up in Maine and New Hampshire

The Kennedy Plaza Transportation Center will also close at 5 p.m. HAZARD TYPES...include moderate to heavy snow, as well as blowing snow. "It's still pretty fierce". Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he would allow people who shovel out parking spots to use makeshift space savers to reserve those spots, as has been the local tradition, but he would not tolerate the threats that often accompany the practice. Read More

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Trump signs executive order giving police more authority

Yet it is also true that there are transnational criminal organizations that are in the business of human smuggling. "This is a unsafe permanent trend that places the health and safety of the American people at risk We will deploy the talents and ability of the Department of Justice in the most effective way possible to confront this rise in crime and to protect the people of our country". Read More

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Trump, GOP courting health care chaos

And that doesn't count the "significant" increases in deductibles. The idea of dramatic changes to the federal law has not been met with great enthusiasm in MA, where federal aid for Medicaid expansion and subsidies for the Health Connector are expected to total $29 billion over the next five years. Read More

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Body found in park identified as missing Ohio State student

Body found in park identified as missing Ohio State student

Reagan graduated from Anthony Wayne High School in 2013. Her roommates and co-workers reported her missing when she failed to return home, the Dispatch reports. Columbus police located Tokes' vehicle, which had been missing or stolen, according to Grove City police. While they are not calling it a confession, investigators say during questioning Goldsby made statements consistent with the evidence police uncovered. Read More

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Oversight Committee Chair Booed Mercilessly During His Own Town Hall

The statement came Thursday evening after a woman attending a town hall asked the Republican congressman why he hasn't opened up an investigation into the president's taxes. Earlier in the day, he co-authored a letter with House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings over White House senior adviser Kelly Conway's "free commercial" for Ivanka Trump's clothing line, which he called "wrong, wrong, wrong". Read More

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Bipartisan Letter Rebukes Kellyanne Conway for 'Explicit Endorsement' of Ivanka Trump Products

Bipartisan Letter Rebukes Kellyanne Conway for 'Explicit Endorsement' of Ivanka Trump Products

On Thursday, Trump reacted to news that Nordstrom had dropped Ivanka's clothing line by tweeting she had been treated " unfairly ", while possibly violating a federal ethics rule in the process. In response to questions from The Associated Press , the White House said the president didn't see Conway's interview on Fox News . It was a rough day for Kellyanne Conway , but she's thankful she has a boss like President Trump . Read More

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Protesters Initially Block DeVos from Entering DC School

Protesters Initially Block DeVos from Entering DC School

Shortly before noon, as DeVos's school tour appeared to be winding down, she appeared at the top of the steps outside the school's main door to make a brief statement to reporters. So effective was that demonstration that an advance team for DeVos was also briefly blocked from entering the school. With the federal government accounting for about 10 percent of education spending and with most federal budget decisions requiring congressional approval, DeVos will have little financial ... Read More

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Wind catches semi approaching Wyoming Highway Patrol vehicle

The incredible thing was that it fell right on top of a trooper's patrol vehicle. "We are also thankful the two occupants in the truck were not injured as well", the post reads. Wyoming Highway Patrol says this is a good reminder to follow high wind advisories and closures when you are traveling in our great state. "Even if you plan to travel at reduced speeds", they added. Read More

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Woman In Arizona Deported Amid Protests Against Trump's Orders

Wednesday's protests were mostly peaceful, but police said on Twitter that "despite repeated warnings, some engaging in criminal acts" refused to stop. They didn't know if Garcia de Rayos had still been aboard. Garcia de Rayos is a convicted felon. "My sister needs my mother". "I'm going to keep on fighting for my mom and for the other families that are going through the same thing because this is unfair", she said . Read More

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Work pays off at Ozark 'Night to Shine' event

Work pays off at Ozark 'Night to Shine' event

This has been a great experience, but this moment is for Ryanne. After that was a limo ride to the event, where everyone walked the red carpet and danced the night away. At this prom, everyone is king and queen. "This is a ideal fit for our church because our church loves people, loves to serve and they gain a lot of joy from giving to people no thought of return". Read More

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Senate Confirmation Likely for HHS Nominee Tom Price

He has suggested that any social legislation, such as bills to advance LGBT rights, not be passed until a thorough examination has been completed of the cost of potential health problems that could arise from "promoting" homosexuality. Tax credits are not determined by an individual's income level. Tom Price says pre-existing conditions should be eliminated from coverage and he'd like to see birth control coverage for women written out of any national insurance program. Read More

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Texas suspect's $4 billion bond reduced to $150000

Texas suspect's $4 billion bond reduced to $150000

The jail's booking software could only set the total bond amount at $1,000,000,999. Gauntt set the bond aside and replaced it himself without a hearing. Willis turned himself in last week for the murder of Donte Samuels on December 22, The Temple Daily Telegram reported . An arrest affidavit alleges the man was shot after repeatedly returning to the home after Willis told him to leave. Read More

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'Go buy Ivanka's stuff': Conway pitches for Trump's daughter

'Go buy Ivanka's stuff': Conway pitches for Trump's daughter

In addition, the left-leaning Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed an ethics complaint with the OGE and White House Counsel's Office following Conway's endorsement of Ivanka's fashion line. Go buy it today, everybody. "I own some of it". The office oversees the ethics programme of the United States executive branch and advises on law. Read More

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Prosecutors attempting to move Ken Paxton's criminal trial

Prosecutors attempting to move Ken Paxton's criminal trial

Ortega, according to prosecutors, successfully voted five times in elections between 2004 and 2014, despite only being an authorized resident of the United States, rather than a citizen. While Ortega got one-fifth of the possible prison sentence for both charges, the Dallas Morning News reported she was als0 fined $5,000 for each count. Read More

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Trump calls court decision on travel ban 'disgraceful'

That could be a hard road, however, as the court remains short one justice and deadlocked 4-4 between conservatives and liberals. And Trump's order "provides no system to police" any "inconsistency or abuse; to the contrary, it states that every exercise of discretion be "case-by-case, ' and purports to block judicial review of officers" decisions entirely". Read More

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Court Decision on Trump Travel Ban Coming Today

Here's what Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson had to say. The administration also could change the executive order, including changing its scope or duration. Earlier he asserted that judges would be to blame in the case of future terror attacks. The liberals and never-Trump conservatives who've spent months predicting the arrival of American fascism are suddenly breast-beating about US checks and balances. Read More

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Japan's Prime Minister Calls for 'Free and Fair' Trade During Trump Visit

Japan's Prime Minister Calls for 'Free and Fair' Trade During Trump Visit

Japan's concerns about Trump's campaign promise to get Japan and other US allies to pay more for their own defense were allayed somewhat by Defense Secretary James Mattis during a visit last week to Japan and South Korea. This time, according to media reports , the government is trying to put together a package of investments and loans that would create jobs in America. Read More

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Falcons promote Manuel to DC, Young named defensive line coach

Falcons promote Manuel to DC, Young named defensive line coach

Smith could remain with the Falcons in an advisory position. Manuel was the assistant secondary coach for the Seattle Seahawks when Quinn was the defensive coordinator there, and then followed Quinn to Atlanta in 2015. The Falcons announced on Friday that he is again the passing game coordinator, although they made no distinction as to which side of the ball the two-way coach will be coordinating. Read More

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Bradley still sees small amount of delays and cancellations

Bradley still sees small amount of delays and cancellations

Glenn Mahon, director of operations at the airport, said the number "surpassed our expectations". More than 20 Orlando Southwest Airline flights were canceled. So Albany was the closest he could get and his very generous wife made the trek from Boston here to Albany to come pick him up. Furthermore, near whiteout conditions are possible, with snowfall rates at two to four inches per hour. Read More

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Snowstorm pounds the Northeast, canceling flights, closing schools

New Yorkers woke up to a winter blizzard Thursday that could pile on as much as 12 inches. The last time the city closed public schools due to snow was January 27, 2015. The storm's winds reached as far south as Virginia, where a truck driver died after his tractor-trailer was blown off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, Tom Anderson, the facility's deputy director, said in a phone interview. Read More

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Primm Valley sells first winning Mega Millions ticket for 2017

Primm Valley sells first winning Mega Millions ticket for 2017

These numbers were 17, 37, 53, 54, 61 and a Mega Ball of 8. Authorities say the victor will have the option of taking the full $ 188 million spread out over 30 years, or a lump sum amount of $112.3 million, less federal taxes. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 14.71. The jackpot resets to $15 million ($8 million cash) for the next drawing on January 31. Tickets cost $1 each. Read More

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First 100 days: What executive orders has Trump signed?

First 100 days: What executive orders has Trump signed?

But, President Trump? It somehow seems like a fictional story of an ultra-rich business man who one day rules the roost of a once civilized society that crumbles to an appocalyptic wasteland, under his guidance. "It's symbolic at the moment", Shapiro said of the order. Executive orders don't expire when a president's term is over, but a new president can issue an executive order to override the previous executive order. Read More

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This Melania Trump Clip Is Equal Parts Awkward & Sad

This Melania Trump Clip Is Equal Parts Awkward & Sad

As we head into the next four years, it's clear that dressing Melania will continue to be a contentious issue in the fashion industry. Ivanka claimed in an interview with Good Morning America's Deborah Roberts that whatever her role in the Trump administration eventually entails, it'll leave room for Melania Trump to take on the causes and the roles that the wife of the president has traditionally assumed. Read More

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Georgia police officers shot while serving warrant

Georgia police officers shot while serving warrant

The two officers were transported to the Greenville Memorial Emergency Room with what the chief believes are non-life threatening injuries. Both officers were taken to an area hospital. Gordon requested a preliminary hearing which is scheduled for January 4. "We just truly thank the men and women who suit up every day and perform their duties in their respective communities", he said. Read More

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