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US Jobless Claims Rise 6000 to 244000 Last Week

US Jobless Claims Rise 6000 to 244000 Last Week

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 244,000 for the week ended February 18, the Labor Department said on Thursday. U.S. financial markets were barely affected by the data. Employers added 227,000 jobs in January and the jobless rate was 4.8 percent, as the market moves gradually toward full employment. Read More

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Spirit Airlines announces nonstop daily service from Pittsburgh to Myrtle Beach

Spirit Airlines announces nonstop daily service from Pittsburgh to Myrtle Beach

Spirit will be the lone airline flying scheduled service from Pittsburgh to Myrtle Beach and Los Angeles. Travelers in Pittsburgh will soon fly to major destinations all over the country on the cheap with Spirit Airlines. "We have a robust film industry, and being able to offer more than one flight a day (to L.A.) is important", Cassotis said. From Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Pittsburgh is also served nonstop by Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways, according to the carriers' ... Read More

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Conservative Leaders Prepare for CPAC

Conservative Leaders Prepare for CPAC

They will be followed on Friday morning by Trump , whose decision to skip last year's confab was categorized as a "missed opportunity" by CPAC organizers. Walker ran for president past year and after dropping out endorsed Texas Sen. The outrage over the footage was amplified by prominent figures on the right who argued from the start that inviting Yiannopoulos was a mistake. Read More

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Principals told not to allow immigration agent in schools

ICE agents are not "permitted access to CPS facilities or personnel" except in rare cases, like serving a criminal warrant. Within weeks of the election of President Donald Trump, who campaigned on building a wall along the country's southern border to keep out illegal immigrants, the Board of Education proclaimed Chicago a "welcoming district" where students didn't have to disclose their immigration status in order to attend classes. Read More

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SC man goes airborne trying to snatch protester's Confederate flag

SC man goes airborne trying to snatch protester's Confederate flag

A Black Lives Matter leader was arrested Wednesday after he did a Superman dive over a police barrier and attempted to snatch a Confederate flag away from a protester - on live television. When her visit was not canceled, the Secessionist Party chose to gather in Marion Square, just outside campus, and fly Confederate flags from the top of nearby buildings, including a parking garage. Read More

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Reforms in legal immigration to come later: White House

It led to mass confusion, deep, focused anger from the political left and the detention of people who held legal green cards and visas. The order was even challenged in a court, which blocked the move. He also said he was not concerned that Trump's prior remarks about targeting Muslims would hinder the administration's case. His order was quickly halted by the federal courts in a first showdown between his strong-arm executive powers and the judiciary - leading Trump to belittle judges ... Read More

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Peabody Double Murder Suspect Involved In Middleton Carjacking, Police Say

A fugitive - on the lam for five days from the grisly weekend murders of a couple in Peabody - may be driving a carjacked Honda, Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett's office confirmed this morning. Court records show Doughty had previous contact with police. His alleged accomplice, Michael C. Hebb, 45, of Peabody pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder Tuesday. Read More

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Hoping for 'hog apocalypse,' Texas approves pesticide for wild pigs

Hoping for 'hog apocalypse,' Texas approves pesticide for wild pigs

According to Kaput, a poisoned hog's fat turns bright blue - a signal, perhaps, to cautious hunters. Hunters in the state have collected more than 12,000 signatures in opposition of the poison. Miller's office estimated that Texas is home to more than 2 million feral hogs across 230 of the state's 254 counties. Extensive testing of warfarin has been conducted in Texas since 2008. Read More

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Investigators release voice recording from cell phone in Delphi investigation

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Delphi Homicide Investigation Tip Line at 844-459-5786. "Some of the facts we don't release are only known to the person who committed the crime", he said. Investigators are hoping someone will recognize the voice from the recording and help police find the suspect. The man in the photograph appears to be wearing blue jeans with a blue coat and a hoodie. Read More

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San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuations

The Emergency Operations Center says 36,000 people in San Jose are in the recommended area for evacuations, and 14,000 are in the mandatory evacuation area. "I can not say that the worst is over", Liccardo said. New mandatory evacuations have been issued overnight in San Jose as flooding continues to spread along Coyote Creek. Read More

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Flowserve Corp (NYSE:FLS), American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL)

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Personal Capital Advisors Corp increased its stake in American Airlines Group by 0.6% in the second quarter. Southwest Airlines Company reported better than expected with a surprise EPS of 7.25% or $0.05 during its most recent quarterly earnings. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 9th. Read More

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Topic of the Day: President's Travels

Topic of the Day: President's Travels

The company went on to say that it bellies transgender students should be treated as equals and that it disagrees with any effort to limit rights and protections. "This means that a school must not treat a transgender student differently from the way it treats other students of the same gender identity". "We applaud the Trump administration for taking a stand against the Obama administration attempts to impose its unlawful and harmful LGBT agenda on public schools", said Mat Staver, Liberty ... Read More

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Donald Trump withdraws protection for transgender students

Back in May, the Obama administration issued guidance to USA public schools that they were required to treat transgender students according to their gender identity, even if it is different than their birth identity. The aim of the change was to respect states' determinations. On this issue, Spicer said , "he is a firm believer in states' rights and that certain issues like this are not best dealt with on the federal level". Read More

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The Guardian Questions Relations Between Trump and Putin

The Guardian Questions Relations Between Trump and Putin

These statements seem more likely to confound ongoing investigations than faithfully execute his role as chief executive. The resignation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was considered a sympathetic voice for Russian Federation in Washington, was one reason relations weren't expected to get stronger, reports Bloomberg. Read More

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Heavy snow expected in Siouxland Thursday night and Friday

All headlines take effect Thursday evening and continue through Friday. Here in the West Point area, there's a Winter Storm Watch that includes Colfax, Cuming, Platte and Stanton counties. Rain is expected to begin Thursday morning, with precipitation switching over to a wintry mix in the afternoon hours and fully transitioning to snow by midnight. Read More

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Trump will protect USA 'dreamers', all other illegal immigrants subject to deportation

Trump will protect USA 'dreamers', all other illegal immigrants subject to deportation

That's how Mahoney feels about Trump's guidelines, which call upon local law enforcement to act as de facto immigration agent, arresting those who've entered the country illegally regardless of whether they've committed serious crimes. Between 2009 and 2015 deported, the Obama administration oversaw the deportation of 2.5 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States. And the new deportation rules apply to "undocumented immigrants who have been charged with crimes but not ... Read More

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Trump Administration To Roll Back Transgender Student Protections

President Donald Trump's administration is expected to rollback protections for transgender students, including those that allow them to use their preferred names and use bathrooms that align with their gender identity . In the letter , the Trump administration will reportedly tell USA schools that they are going to withdraw President Barack Obama's 2016 ruling, according an alleged draft seen by the Washington Post . Read More

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Why 'Morning Joe' Scarborough Thinks Trump's 'Unsustainable' Presidency Won't Last 4 Years

Scarborough, a former Republican congressman from Florida, is the host of "Morning Joe". "Alternative facts are not facts", Todd responded. He goes on to list some other top choices that didn't make the cut, including "No, you shut up!"; "Come at me, bro!"; and "We took down Nixon - who wants next?" Conway said she'd misspoken, but The Washington Post's Aaron Blake reported that she had referred to it several times before. Read More

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Chicago Bears hire three assistant coaches

Azzanni came to Tennessee with Jones four years ago after stints at Florida, Western Kentucky and Wisconsin. In 2016, the Vol was the most explosive under Jones as the passing game averaged 13 yards a catch. Thomas (2009) and Northern Illinois (2006-08). Staley played quarterback at Dayton. He replaces Clint Hurtt, who left the Bears after three seasons to become defensive line coach of the Seattle Seahawks . Read More

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Support for Euroskeptic Le Pen Grows in France

Le Pen would still get the most votes in the first ballot on April 23 but she would lose to Fillon by 56% to 44% in the second round. The headscarf debate has been swirling in France for some time and headscarf restrictions are viewed by many French conservatives as upholding secularism. Read More

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Supreme Court orders review of MI service dog case

Supreme Court orders review of MI service dog case

Ehlena Fry's goldendoodle is trained to open handicap doors, pick up objects and help her owner move from a walker to the toilet - everyday activities hard for someone with limited motor skills. The family then sued on the child's behalf in federal court to recover damages for the period when the dog was barred from the school, on the theory the child suffered emotional and social harm. Read More

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John Oliver examines Trump's curious relationship with Putin

John Oliver examines Trump's curious relationship with Putin

He went on to explain Putin's tactics and how he manages to manipulate the masses, before talking about the Russian president's critics and what happened to them. Markov described the American president as "dancing on thin ice" and playing a "risky game", adding that America's intelligence services wanted to "overthrow President Trump in a coup". Read More

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Poor Kellyanne Conway Has Been 'Sidelined' From TV

Flynn resigned as national security adviser that night. Conway previously came under fire after telling TV viewers to buy Ivanka Trump's clothing line after it was dropped from Nordstrom, and embarrassed the White House by claiming Iraqi refugees had carried out the "Bowling Green massacre", despite no such attack ever taking place. Read More

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Worker accused of performing sexual dance in front of nursing home resident

Worker accused of performing sexual dance in front of nursing home resident

Brittany Fultz , 26, is charged with gross sexual imposition following an incident December 3 at the Commons of Providence , police said. Sandusky police Detective Anthony Bath told the Sandusky Register that the video showed Fultz making an advance toward the patient that was "similar to a lap dance", and that the patient was "not on board" and unaware of what was going on. Read More

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Clinton taunts GOP lawmakers for dodging town halls

The same thing appears to be happening on the left now, with grassroots opposition to the Trump Administration combining with national organizations to alert people to meetings and organize a common strategy. The reception has been severe enough that some lawmakers have pulled out of town hall events. "Having a good, solid, respectful debate, that is something that serves our country well". Read More

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