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Valley pols split on health bill report

Valley pols split on health bill report

There's obviously a big difference in priorities between the Affordable Care Act and the American Health Care Act ... The likelihood that the number of uninsured could actually go up in spite of legislation meant to "cure" all that ails our health care delivery system has animated the media into a frenzy. Read More

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FBI, lawmakers: No evidence of Trump Tower wiretap

Merkel, who takes a cautious, analytical approach to politics, was also one of the few world leaders who appeared to forge a deep connection with Obama, with whom she was something of a kindred spirit. Spicer was very apologetic when confronted by Darroch at a White House dinner on Thursday, the Western diplomat said. "Frankly, unless you can produce some pretty compelling truth, I think President Obama is owed an apology", Cole told reporters. Read More

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Puerto Rico rides fast start to 6-5 win over US

Puerto Rico rides fast start to 6-5 win over US

The Astros allowed Carlos Correa , their starting shortstop, to shift to third base for Puerto Rico , and they understandably want Alex Bregman , their third baseman of the present and future, to see action for Team USA . "After every game we play, the confidence keeps improving". Puerto Rico went undefeated in the second round and will face The Netherlands at Dodger Stadium. Read More

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Breitbart audio has Paul Ryan pledging not to defend Trump

Breitbart audio has Paul Ryan pledging not to defend Trump

Breitbart's Washington editor, Matthew Boyle, used the recording as a peg to question Ryan's loyalty to Trump, and the wisdom of those supporting him and the bill. "I think Bannon is creating a fall guy here so Ryan gets the blame when [the health care bill] crashes and burns", said Kurt Bardella , a former Breitbart spokesman who parted ways with the site after a falling out previous year. Read More

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Trump Signs Bill to Cut Budget for 180 Federal Agencies

Trump Signs Bill to Cut Budget for 180 Federal Agencies

The budget will likely face significant opposition in Congress, where lawmakers are already bickering over a plan to overhaul the nation's health care program. With the deep cuts planned and an upcoming Executive Order to be signed on 13 March calling for a "reorganisation of the Executive Branch", a source working on the budget on Capitol Hill told The Independent they expect layoffs to government workers as well. Read More

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A quick look at Texas Southern-UNC in the NCAA Tournament

A quick look at Texas Southern-UNC in the NCAA Tournament

That journey starts Friday as they face Texas Southern. But after that, this region is shaky - and there are many upset possibilities. No. 12 Middle Tennessee is probably the best upset pick in this entire round. Butler is coming off a first-round loss in the Big East tournament against Xavier. Kentucky against UCLA in a potential Sweet 16 matchup would be a rematch of a regular-season game won by the Bruins in Lexington, Ky., when John Calipari's team was ranked No. Read More

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Indoor playground at the movie theater? Take ALL my money!

Indoor playground at the movie theater? Take ALL my money!

Each auditorium will offer a dedicated play area with fenced-in playground structures and comfortable seating such as bean bags and lounge chairs for children. The concept of mashing up theater and playground isn't new, first appearing in Mexican theaters in 2014. 'The whole idea is to make it easier for parents to take their kids to the movies and let the kids have more fun'. Read More

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Accused rapist Baylor protected for years 'pushes' woman in ugly arrest

Accused rapist Baylor protected for years 'pushes' woman in ugly arrest

Armstead and Shamycheal Chatman had allegedly gang raped a woman in April 2013 , although no charges were ever levied against them. The relationship between Armstead and the woman is not known. Waco police had informed Baylor officials about the incident, but it took two years before the university took any action. Armstead was dismissed from the football program at Baylor when he was a junior for an unspecified team rules violation on September 18, 2015. Read More

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Japan agrees with U.S. that North Korea's weapons 'not permissible'

Japan agrees with U.S. that North Korea's weapons 'not permissible'

In a tweet posted on Friday Mr Trump added that China has done "little to help!" "The general thinking in D.C.is that Tillerson is an empty suit", he said. "In return, North Korea has detonated nuclear weapons and launched ballistic missiles". In a news conference with Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday, the Korean peninsula was mentioned more than 40 times. Read More

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AARP Mobilizes Against GOP Health Plan

The legislation would make changes beyond the ACA, including major changes in the Medicaid program, which provides health coverage for 1 in 5 Americans. Protesters rally outside Senators Bob Corker's and Lamar Alexander's offices in support of the Affordable Care Act. The GOP bill would phase out the ACA's Medicaid or Medi-Cal expansion by 2020 which would cost California at least $8 Billion in funding and will impact approximately 4.1 Million Californians. Read More

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An Oxford comma changed this court case completely

An Oxford comma changed this court case completely

Drivers for Oakhurst Dairy in Portland sued in federal court seeking more than $10 million in overtime. Lawyers for the defense conceded that the statement was ambiguous (the State of ME specifically instructs drafters of legal statutes not to use the serial comma) but argued that it had "a latent clarity". Read More

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White House: Trump Takes Nothing Off Table over N. Korea

But the chairman of the House intelligence committee said he's seen no evidence to back up charges of collusion between Mr. Trump and Russian Federation. The request stems from the charge, made March 4 by Trump on Twitter, that the Obama administration ordered surveillance of Trump's phones at his campaign headquarters during the campaign. Read More

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Sesame Workshop responds to Trump's proposed cuts to national arts funding

Sesame Workshop responds to Trump's proposed cuts to national arts funding

On March 16, the National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu said that the proposed cuts would be disappointing, emphasizing that they can not engage in advocacy, either directly or indirectly. More than 70 percent supports local stations. It's a program that conservatives have labeled a corporate welfare program. Such programs were the focus of lengthy battles dating to the GOP takeover of Congress in 1995 and have survived prior attempts to eliminate them. Read More

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2nd Pa. child dies after hoverboard-fueled fire, report says

2nd Pa. child dies after hoverboard-fueled fire, report says

On the other hand, there was a 3-year-old girl, whose name was Ashanti Hughes got perished by the fire, and on the way to the hospital, she was pronounced dead just after 11:30 am. Officials have said the hoverboard was plugged in on the first floor of the house. The commission was also trying to find if the make and model of the hoverboard, involved in both the cases, was the same as the one of the hundreds of thousands the agency has recalled due to fire hazards. Read More

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White House Fence Jumper Went Unnoticed For 16 Minutes, Rattled Door Handle

White House Fence Jumper Went Unnoticed For 16 Minutes, Rattled Door Handle

The suspect "may have attempted entry into the building" and 'may have moved around on the White House grounds undetected for a considerable amount of time, ' he added. CNN said Secret Service officials are now conducting a formal review of the March 10 security breach. And when asked if he was, as the President said later, a "troubled person", Tran said, "I don't deny that". Read More

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Former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman Faces Conspiracy Charges In 2011

Former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman Faces Conspiracy Charges In 2011

Following a large $350,000 donation, the former Texas congressman allegedly planned to funnel that money to himself by using donations from his employees. Stockman has previously faced questions about his ties to Life Without Limits. Former Rep. Steve Stockman, who served two terms in the U.S. House, most recently from 2013-15, was brought into court Thursday in handcuffs . Read More

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University Employee Says She Was Fired for Defending Trump's Immigration Policies

University Employee Says She Was Fired for Defending Trump's Immigration Policies

In an initial email sent in January, Gow said he was "shocked and saddened" by Trump's ban, but backed away from the statement and apologized in the February email. "Apparently, the word "immigrant" is racist, according to what I've come to understand". In the email, Gow stressed inclusion, respect and safety. Dearman's lawyer, Lee Fehr, told the Tribune that his client is not pursuing legal action yet, but he would like to see her get her job back and legal action is a possibility. Read More

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Coroner: Man found in burned Glen Carbon home was shot in head

Coroner: Man found in burned Glen Carbon home was shot in head

Police have yet to put all the pieces in the puzzle following a series of disjointed events that saw 32 year old Glen Carbon , Illinois mother of seven, Cristy Campbell drown, her three month old baby moments away from also drowning while four miles away the woman's home was burned to cinders, with the remains of what is thought to be her estranged husband inside. Read More

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Home explosion near Rockville; occupant unaccounted for

Home explosion near Rockville; occupant unaccounted for

Authorities said they had no reports of any injuries but neighbors said a man lived in the home and investigators didn't know his immediate status or if the house was occupied at the time. According to Piringer, the massive debris field spread throughout neighboring homes, causing collateral damage to several residences. Both Pepco and Washington Gas were called to the scene. Read More

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Festivities throughout Chicago for St. Patrick's day celebration

Festivities throughout Chicago for St. Patrick's day celebration

Every year ahead of St Patrick's Day, the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union pours the dye into the water. The official holiday is on March 17, but in Chicago, festivities kick off a week early. "Now we all get to take a bit of St. Patrick's Day in Chicago home with us". Medical crews took 38 people to area hospitals for medical emergencies, according to the city's Office of Emergency Management and Communication. Read More

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Two remain missing in Gulf of Mexico waters near St. Petersburg

Two remain missing in Gulf of Mexico waters near St. Petersburg

The search and rescue mission to save two men who were swept away from a chartered yacht excursion is now a recovery operation. Jie Luo , an worldwide student from Colorado State University, disappeared in the gulf Tuesday evening. Although the search was suspended, the Coast Guard is still investigating the situation surrounding their disappearance, and whether the charter was certified to hold so many people. Read More

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Drugs found at San Luis Port of Entry

Drugs found at San Luis Port of Entry

Border agents found four Chinese nationals stuffed into the trunk of a vehicle that was trying to cross into the United States from Mexico, officials said. The dog, which is trained to detect drugs and smuggled humans, alerted at the trunk. They were later placed on an immigration hold, and are expected to be removed from the country. Read More

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