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Suffolk PD welcomes first double amputee to force

Suffolk PD welcomes first double amputee to force

Matias Ferreira, a former Marine lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive in Afghanistan in 2011, is joining a suburban NY police department. "I think that anybody with or without a disability or an amputation can do anything they put their mind up to", he said. They have a baby daughter, who's now 2 1/2 years old. Read More

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House Intelligence Committee will hear from Paul Manafort

House Intelligence Committee will hear from Paul Manafort

Nunes said the new information did not change his assessment that the wiretapping allegations were false. Nunes drew scrutiny in February when he agreed to a White House request to call a reporter to dispute a report that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had uncovered contact between Russian officials and the president's campaign. Read More

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'Active shooting' reported at Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas, security beefed up

Eye witnesses took to social media to say that there was an active shooter on the loose. Standing outside, Kira said she eventually saw the same man being led away by police, no longer wearing the pink-hued mask. Many guests tweeted pictures from the hotel and described how they were forced to hide under tables. The police officials are still investigating the incident which appears to be a burglary either at the Rolex store or in the casino itself. Read More

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Roberts apologizes for joke about mammograms

Roberts apologizes for joke about mammograms

Republican leaders are reportedly discussing whether their legislation should abandon Obamacare's essential health benefits rule. Some female lawmakers slammed Roberts' comments . Thankfully, Roberts took a while, but eventually realized his comments were insensitive and totally uncalled for and apologized on Twitter . Stein continued, "And it might be breaking news to some, but we're all products of women, and women's health matters not just to women, but to men, and so there is a ... Read More

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UCLA vs. Kentucky: Steve Alford's Biggest Test

UCLA vs. Kentucky: Steve Alford's Biggest Test

The National Association of Basketball Coaches selected UCLA's freshman point guard to the first team along with Josh Hart (Villanova), Frank Mason III (Kansas), Justin Jackson (North Carolina) and Caleb Swanigan (Purdue). "That was the X factor". Seniors Dominique Hawkins and Derek Willis both contributed. It will be close (SC +3 sounds really good to me), but I think Baylor's size will be the difference late in the game. Read More

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Canada pulls vehicle license plate deemed offensive

Canada pulls vehicle license plate deemed offensive

In addition, he says the department received a complaint in December from a citizen who described it as being hateful towards women and promoting violence against women. More than 3,000 separate words and phrases have been banned. Grabher said this is very personal, not only for himself, but his children and grandchildren. Read More

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#MissingDCGirls: Kidnapping Of Young Girls In Washington Raises Concern

#MissingDCGirls: Kidnapping Of Young Girls In Washington Raises Concern

According to local police data, the number of missing child cases in the District dropped from 2,433 in 2015 to 2,242 in 2016. Nevertheless, the apparent trend has sparked concern in the District. USA Today reports that 501 missing-child cases were filed in the Washington , D.C., area since the beginning of 2017. Emotions were high due to the lack of answers about kids, mainly teenage girls, missing. Read More

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Stewart extends Panthers deal through 2018

Stewart extends Panthers deal through 2018

The Panthers on Friday added a year onto Stewart's contract, which was set to void after this coming season. We're all here to win the ultimate prize. In 2009, Stewart was part of National Football League history when he rushed for 1,133 yards, pairing with running back DeAngelo Williams , who totaled 1,117 yards, to become the first set of teammates in National Football League history to each rush for more than 1,100 yards in the same year. Read More

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GOP rep: Health bill 'one of the worst' I've seen

After failing to garner the 213 votes necessary to approve the House version of the American Health Care Act Thursday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter in an attempt to sway members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus . But more than 22 Republicans have publicly indicated that they will or likely will vote no on the bill. Some moderate members of the GOP, are anxious about the projected loss of insurance among millions of people if the House bill becomes law. Read More

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A College Freshman Was Shot and Killed While Home for Spring Break

A College Freshman Was Shot and Killed While Home for Spring Break

Wright says McAllister knew her as "Aunt Angie". Monday night those close to the investigation sais a suspect in a vehicle with a get-away driver opened fire on a group of friends believed to be filming a music video in Northeast, D.C. "... You know, tune some of this out, to pretend it's not as serious as it appears it is or just something we should come to expect, which is bad if that happens", said Gray. Read More

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Babies and a Shakespearean Coincidence in a SC Hospital

Babies and a Shakespearean Coincidence in a SC Hospital

It just shows even more that it's fate - they just happened to be in the room next to each other". Both sets of parents had chosen these names in advance, and the couples had not met before Monday. Christiana Shifflett said: "We wanted a J name to go with our son's name, Jonas ". Both families had reportedly had the names picked out for months though neither was inspired by The Bard. Read More

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The Big Health Fix Bruises Ryan and Trump

The Big Health Fix Bruises Ryan and Trump

After Donald Trump, 70, postponed his "huge" health care bill that he promised would wipe out Obamacare, on March 24, the internet roared with laughter. Ryan acknowledged that it was a "good question" but that he didn't have a good answer for her. House lawmakers and aides say the bill is short of support before the vote Trump insists be held. Read More

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Virginia federal judge rules Trump's travel ban is justified

Virginia federal judge rules Trump's travel ban is justified

The ruling Friday by U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga is at odds with rulings from federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland who have issued orders preventing the bulk of the executive order from taking effect. The council's lawyers described it as just a gussied-up version of the " Muslim ban " Trump proposed during his campaign. The Department of Justice, which is defending the Trump administration in court, hailed Trenga's move. Read More

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A House Republican clearly lays out why AHCA is flailing

A House Republican clearly lays out why AHCA is flailing

Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan are working to win over conservative rebels who stand in the way of passing an Obamacare repeal measure, but the opponents say they are still largely opposed. Idaho's Republican senators, Jim Risch and Mike Crapo, have yet to take a position on the House bill. House leaders have shown no signs of making major changes to the bill at this point - part of a "not too hot, not too cold" approach. Read More

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Supreme Court sets higher bar for education of students with disabilities

Supreme Court sets higher bar for education of students with disabilities

Jack Robinson, the attorney who represents Endrew F .'s family, said the case now goes back to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to decide how it should be treated under the new standard. The federal appeals court judge previous year dissented from a ruling ordering a trucking company to rehire Alphonse Maddin. They had argued that educational programs for disabled students should meet goals "substantially equal" to those for children without disabilities. Read More

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Paul Ryan: 'This Is a Disappointing Day for Us'

Ryan says it's time to reflect on what happened, but says people also need to be willing to compromise. "We're going to be living with Obamacare for the immediate future". Those who hold this view, which sees Trump as already a failure in his war with the political establishment, can point the AHCA debacle to make their case. Read More

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Man linked to Chief Justice office break-in hands himself over

Man linked to Chief Justice office break-in hands himself over

The office of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng called the crime a huge setback for the administration of justice and urged police "to do everything in their power to ensure that the culprits are brought to book". The police chief said other arrests were expected in the case, but that the stolen computer equipment had still not been found. Mogoeng's welfare ruling slammed the "extraordinary conduct" of ministers, saying they had shown no interest in solving a contractual dispute that put at risk ... Read More

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Jury Begins Debate on Spanier's Role in Sandusky Case

Jury Begins Debate on Spanier's Role in Sandusky Case

Sandusky himself is serving 30-60 years after he was convicted in 2012 of molesting several boys over a period of years. Sentencing for Spanier will be handed down sometime in the coming weeks. Former athletic director Timothy Curley and former vice president Brad Schultz pleaded guilty a week before the trial. After the 2001 incident, the men agreed to ban Sandusky from bringing children into campus facilities - though that ban was not enforced - to urge Sandusky to undergo counseling, ... Read More

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Hawaii judge who blocked Trump travel ban now receiving threats, Federal Bureau of Investigation says

Hawaii judge who blocked Trump travel ban now receiving threats, Federal Bureau of Investigation says

But Trenga said only the order itself should be up for review by the courts - not the president's past comments. Judges in Maryland and Hawaii wrote that Trump's order didn't seem to be in response to any specific threat. On Friday, Justice Department lawyers asked the appeals court to stay the district court's injunction pending its appeal. "The Department of Justice is pleased with the ruling", department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement. Read More

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Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone Visit The Ellen Show

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone Visit The Ellen Show

McCarthy better enjoy the Spicer impression while she can - in general, we don't find that most Press Secretaries have a long shelf life in the White House. Melissa's husband, Ben Falcone, who was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show with her on Friday, said the couple's daughters - Vivian , 9, and Georgette , 7 - weren't fans of Melissa dressing up like Sean. Read More

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Husband of Indiana Trump supporter facing deportation Friday

Husband of Indiana Trump supporter facing deportation Friday

Trump", she said . Despite her spouse's immigration status, Helen Beristain said she agreed with Trump's hardline policies. Helen Beristain voted for Trump because she agreed with his hardline stance on immigration and the sentiment that undocumented immigrants who were convicted of crimes in the USA should be driven out of the country, his s 14-year-old daughter Jasmine Beristain told the New York Daily News . Read More

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Donald Trump Tweets First Shot On Trumpcare Vote Day

Donald Trump Tweets First Shot On Trumpcare Vote Day

Mark Amodei, R-Nev., who said earlier Friday that he couldn't support the bill. "For the love of God, after eight years, can you please do your job?" White House budget director Mick Mulvaney had earlier told Republican legislators if the House doesn't act today, the president is prepared to leave the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, in place, a GOP aide told ABC News. Read More

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House Freedom Caucus chairman says Obamacare replacement bill still short of votes

House Freedom Caucus chairman says Obamacare replacement bill still short of votes

They don't want the "essential benefits" to remain in the health care bill. Trump issued an ultimatum to GOP lawmakers on Thursday night, saying they needed to pass the AHCA on Friday or Obamacare would stay in place. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said the group was "cautiously optimistic", according to NBC News . Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), who supports the Trumpcare legislation crafted by House leadership, said Trump's message to members wasn't threatening, but was an "incredibly effective ... Read More

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Area universities veto allowing concealed weapons on campus

Area universities veto allowing concealed weapons on campus

But both states have an even worse gun culture than Ohio. But Irvine said some schools are considering allowing some faculty or staff to carry on campus. The changes also prohibit employers from telling employees they can't store their guns or bullets in their cars while at work. Senate Bill 199 will still prohibit concealed carry on college campuses. Read More

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Democrats Threaten Delay On Supreme Court Nominee

Democrats Threaten Delay On Supreme Court Nominee

The preferred strategy for Republicans is to break Schumer's power by putting extreme pressure on members of the Democrat minority to defect and confirm Gorsuch without changing the Senate rules. On Thursday, lawyers, advocacy groups and former colleagues got their say on Gorsuch during the final session to examine his qualifications. The Supreme Court itself threw one surprise Gorsuch's way when it ruled unanimously Wednesday in a case involving learning-disabled students, overturning a ... Read More

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Cecile Richards To Ivanka Trump: 'It's Time To Stand For Women'

Cecile Richards To Ivanka Trump: 'It's Time To Stand For Women'

Ivanka is now on a ski vacation with her family in Aspen. Richards also targeted members of congress, and female Republicans in particular, with her remarks. A recent poll from Planned Parenthood found that 60 percent of Arizonans have a favorable view of the organization. The president of Planned Parenthood criticized President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka on Friday for not speaking up for the abortion chain's taxpayer funding. Read More

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Why the House put off its vote on Trumpcare

Why the House put off its vote on Trumpcare

To be sure, a very small minority of USA voters, just 17 percent of them, support the Republican plan to repeal and replace key parts of Obamacare, while 56 percent of voters disapprove of the bill, a new poll shows. That's especially clear when it comes to maternity care, which has been a frequent target of Republican ire . One proposal for lowering the cost of insurance is to allow consumers to pick and choose the conditions that would be covered. Read More

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