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Eric Holder on Obama's return: 'He's ready to roll'

Barack Obama is said to be readying his return to politics just months after leaving office, after former Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters the former President is "ready to roll". Obama himself has not released any statements on what kind of involvement he will have in USA politics, but given his age and popularity, he is thought likely to remain in the political arena. Read More

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The DWR successfully curtails Oroville spillway flows from 50000 to 0 cbs

It's been two weeks since a potentially catastrophic scenario appeared to be unfolding at Lake Oroville, north of Sacramento, which forced the evacuations of some 200,000 people ahead of what could have been a majorly destructive flood. Department of Water Resources spokeswoman Lauren Bisnett said Monday that the slowdown started at 6:45 a.m. and will continue throughout the day. A flyover video taken by California's Department of Water Resources shows the damage wrought on the Oroville Dam ... Read More

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Ag Groups Welcome Zinke Confirmation

Ag Groups Welcome Zinke Confirmation

But environmental groups have criticized him on other positions he laid out at his confirmation hearing in January before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Republicans have indicated they'll make the race a referendum on the policies and agenda of President Donald Trump, who won Montana last November by 20 percentage points. Read More

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College basketball: Seniors deliver for Iowa State, 86-83

College basketball: Seniors deliver for Iowa State, 86-83

Burton added 20 points and five boards while Morris had 12 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds. "I'm just so happy", said Iowa State coach Steve Prohm. Beating top-ranked Kansas on Saturday would help convince the committee that the Cowboys' closing stretch was much more of an indicator of future success than their rough start to league play. Read More

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Severe storms early today

Severe storms early today

In fact, larger gaps of drier hours should be anticipated for the afternoon. Subsidence aloft along with the lack of a trigger mechanism keeps these risks very low. Highs in the 70s. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for much of Central Colorado today into Tuesday. Behind the cold front, skies will clear and we will see cooler weather for the end of the week. Read More

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The president's changing stance on immigration

The president hinted at the reversal just hours before he was to deliver his first address to Congress, although it was not clear whether he would mention it in his speech . Vocativ analyzed more 2.1 million tweets posted from 9 p.m.to 11 p.m. and found that Twitter users posted more than 97,000 times about immigration and refugees. Read More

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Illinois Senate makes progress on 'grand bargain'

Illinois Senate makes progress on 'grand bargain'

Rauner did just that during his February 15 budget address, saying he would only sign off on an income tax increase if it came with a permanent property tax freeze. Illinois, the nation's fifth-largest state, is limping through a record-setting second consecutive fiscal year without a complete budget due to an ongoing feud between Rauner and Democrats who control the legislature. Read More

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Amber Alert issued for missing 8-year-old NC girl

Amber Alert issued for missing 8-year-old NC girl

As WAVY 10 reports, deputies arrived to a home in Buncombe County, North Carolina, around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday on reports of a domestic incident. Deputies said when they arrived to a home on Asbury Acres in Candler, N.C., a woman said her ex-husband, Joshua Randy Queen, 32, of Candler, had assaulted her, taken their daughter and stolen her vehicle. Read More

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Police Officers Indicted in Baltimore: 7 Cops Charged With Racketeering

Seven Baltimore police officers are charged with operating a racketeering conspiracy in which they allegedly stole and extorted money from people. One of the officers is also charged in a separate drug distribution indictment. Davis said he spoke with several commanders and rank and file officers and said they were "relieved" to know that the officers charged are off the beat. Read More

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Aaron Hernandez Double Murder Trial Starts, Defense Pins Deaths On Witness

Aaron Hernandez Double Murder Trial Starts, Defense Pins Deaths On Witness

The battling narratives mark the beginning of Hernandez's second high-profile murder trial in the past two years. Hernandez is now serving a life sentence after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder and a handful of weapons charges. Prosecutors have said they plan to call Bradley, who lost an eye, as a witness to the killing of Abreu and Furtado. Prosecutors said Bradley was given immunity to testify against Hernandez. Read More

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School board service is a public service, not a paid job

School board service is a public service, not a paid job

At the January 24 board work session, board members questioned the number of long weekends in the calendar and discussed complaints from teachers about returning to school early for the new school year. "The Board of Trustees appreciates the vision Mrs. Smith has shown for the improvement of the Kosciusko School District and the many long hours that she has worked on behalf of the district", the Board said in a release. Read More

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Aerial Footage Shows Tornado's Path of Destruction Across Midwest

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated this footage showed LaSalle County in IL. LaSalle County is roughly 90 miles of Chicago, with storms moving west to east. More than 14,000 households in the region had to go without electricity, according to information on power company websites. A powerful storm system brought an early round of severe weather to Central Illinois on Tuesday. Read More

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Pulse nightclub killer's wife to be released from jail ahead of trial

Salman is accused of obstruction of justice, and aiding and abetting her husband's material support to ISIS. Salman failed four lie detector tests before she faced charges, a source close to the invesigation added. Salman has been in custody since her arrest at her parents' home in the San Francisco suburb of Rodeo on January 16. Mateen pledged allegiance to multiple terror organizations before walking into the Pulse, a popular gay nightclub, and opening fire on a near-capacity crowd in ... Read More

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Number of Americans at risk of man-made earthquakes falls

Number of Americans at risk of man-made earthquakes falls

Researchers have blamed the increase in man-made quakes on the injection of wastewater from oil and gas drilling operations into the ground. The report shows about half the number of people are expected to be affected by human-induced seismic risk this year, compared to projections for 2016, when the USGS estimated about 7 million people would be affected. Read More

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February in Grand Forks was 12th warmest on record

February in Grand Forks was 12th warmest on record

Last month was the third-warmest and fourth-driest February in Topeka's history, according to the National Weather Service. Buffalo also enjoyed one of its least-snowiest Februarys on record, with only 5 inches of snow over the 28 days. Tom Hawley from the National Weather Service in ME said the mid-winter cold returns Friday, just in time for the weekend. It will take no startling spike by the mercury on Tuesday to make this the warmest February since records began in 1871. Read More

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Trump to sign order boosting support to historically black USA colleges

Trump to sign order boosting support to historically black USA colleges

Some presidents still left with a feeling of hope about the new administration's efforts, like United Negro College Fund president and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax. "It's really, really weird, is the only thing I can say". This will give the schools more clout and attention within the government. Hampton said Department of Education Secretary Betsy Devos joined the HBCU presidential delegation in the Oval Office and spoke during the meeting. Read More

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Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Expected March 14-17

Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Expected March 14-17

Over the past 96 years, the average peak date occurred April 4, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Unseasonably warm temperatures in Falls Church are expected to continue to tomorrow with a forecast of a high of 77 degrees before dropping down to 50 on Thursday and into the 40s on Friday and Saturday. Read More

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Severe Weather Possible In The Ozarks Later Today And Tonight

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says severe storms could impact 44 million people Tuesday in an area stretching from Arkansas to Ohio. Southerly winds will warm us into the 60s this weekend and it will be breezy Saturday . The severe weather expected to roll into metro Atlanta Wednesday afternoon and evening has forced north Georgia school districts to cancel classes and activities, and the Cartersville City School System is no exception. Read More

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Rain expected to move in for Ash Wednesday

Thursday night - Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Overnight the forecast calls for a low around 36. Sunday . Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Breezy, with a southwest wind 11 to 20 miles per hour. The meteorological winter (December through February) precipitation total (rain plus snow converted to liquid) rose to and ended at 6.73 inches, 2.31 inches above normal. Read More

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Senate confirms Zinke as Interior secretary

Mr. Zinke "claims to be a Roosevelt conservationist, but pledged his support for the Trump administration's energy agenda, once again centered on efforts expanding drilling and mining on federal lands and waters". Jon Tester, a Democrat, and Steve Daines, a Republican, both voting in favor of Zinke's selection to hold sway over the nation's federal lands and natural resources. Read More

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FBI Made Deal With Ex-Spy for Trump Dossier

FBI Made Deal With Ex-Spy for Trump Dossier

He has gone underground since the unsubstantiated Trump dossier was reported in January after the Federal Bureau of Investigation had presented it to Trump before his inauguration. Fox News has not been able to verify any of the dossier's claims. "Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" into the public. Read More

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Witness video shows high flying end to Louisiana police chase

Witness video shows high flying end to Louisiana police chase

Local media reported that police had been talking to the driver of the Toyota outside of the vehicle when the passenger slid into the driver's seat and started the pursuit. Deputies told KSLA , that Austin reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour during the chase, so they decided they needed to stop him. Amazingly both Austin and the woman are reportedly okay. Read More

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121 retired military officers appeal to Congress on foreign aid

121 retired military officers appeal to Congress on foreign aid

The president will ask a joint session of Congress to boost national security spending by $54 billion, an increase of about 10 percent, to rebuild what Mr. This morning, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) claimed that President Trump's first budget was "dead on arrival" and wouldn't make it through Congress. A group of 121 retired army generals and naval admirals on Monday released a letter protesting reports of targeted cuts. Read More

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Toddler dies after being left in hot auto all day in Brandon

Toddler dies after being left in hot auto all day in Brandon

The boy's half sister parked at the shopping center where she worked around 9 a.m. Police say the half sister was "upset" and "distraught" after finding Jacob. "It doesn't take long for these cars to overheat, and a child is going to end up suffering from that heat in a relatively quick amount of time, " said McKinnon, who said the child's parents have been notified. Read More

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Fact check: Trump claim on murders by unauthorized immigrants

Fact check: Trump claim on murders by unauthorized immigrants

In many cases, immigrants convicted of crimes are released from federal custody because of a Supreme Court ruling that prevents indefinite detention if their countries will not accept them back. At present, the link between Voice and this weekly comprehensive list is only through Trump's quote in his address: "I have ordered the Department of Homeland Security". Read More

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Iraqi forces capture key Mosul bridge

Despite news of ISIS losing out on its territories in Iraq and Syria, U.S. military leaders have warned that the militant group might turn into a more classic insurgency once it loses Raqqa and Mosul, which means that the broader fight could go on till years. Read More

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