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Missing Taiwan activist detained in China

Missing Taiwan activist detained in China

Lee Ching-yu demanded that China immediately reveal where her husband is being detained and release him. China must disclose Li's whereabouts, release him if it can not explain the charges, allow his family and lawyer to visit and ensure he is not abused, she said during a joint news briefing with Li's wife, Li Ching-yu, other rights watchdogs and lawmakers from the ruling, independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Read More

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O'Reilly apologizes for jest about Maxine Waters' hair

When O'Reilly was asked to respond to Waters' comments, he completely disregarded her words and focused on her appearance instead. "If we have a picture of James, it's the same wig", O'Reilly said. "And if there was collusion he deserves to be impeached and I'm not going to stop saying it". The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus , Waters is the senior-most black woman serving in the U.S. Read More

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Felony Charges For US Diplomat Over Alleged Contacts With Chinese Agents

Felony Charges For US Diplomat Over Alleged Contacts With Chinese Agents

The Chinese agents paid for his fashion school tuition, apartment rental, a sewing machine, vacations, and other needs as requested by Claiborne, according to a complaint unveiled in the USA federal district court in Washington, DC. Attorney Channing Phillips said in a statement. The charges carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for obstruction of justice and five years in prison for making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More

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Freedom Caucus: Do these 29 white men run America?

After several days of arm-twisting by supporters failed to budge the critics, Trump on Thursday issued an ultimatum: Pass the bill or live with Obamacare. "Normally when you have hearings on a piece of legislation that impacts this much of our overall economy, you would bring in some witnesses and hear from some witnesses about what's going to happen if this legislation actually becomes law". Read More

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White House eyeing $18 billion list of social program cuts

White House eyeing $18 billion list of social program cuts

Customs and Border Protection said in a statement Wednesday that cost estimates are "premature as there are many variables that are now unknown". The agency said it could not provide a detailed estimate for the project. -Mexico border on March 14, 2017 in Roma, Texas. Senate Democrats have threatened to filibuster any provision providing money for the wall. Asked about the wall, Diaz-Balart, a senior member of the House of Representatives' Appropriations Committee and a leading voice on ... Read More

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Obama aide trolls GOP with photo from day ObamaCare passed

Obama aide trolls GOP with photo from day ObamaCare passed

Despite reports of backbiting from administration officials toward Mr Ryan, Mr Trump said: "I like Speaker Ryan". "And well, we're feeling those growing pains today". "I think it would have been fairly combative, sort of internecine warfare, so it was better not to do that". "It's imploding, and soon will explode, and it's not going to be pretty", he said. Read More

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SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 88

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 88

The Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for the northeastern edge of Ohio County has expired. IMPACT Hail damage to vehicles is expected. At 439 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 10 miles southwest of Shepherdsville, moving northeast at 30 mph. Read More

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No LGBTQ category included in Census proposal for 2020 count

No LGBTQ category included in Census proposal for 2020 count

When the Census Bureau on Tuesday released "Subjects Planned for the 2020 Census and American Community Survey ", the 77-page document included a " proposed " question about sexual orientation and gender identity. femininity), and the concordance between sex assigned at birth and current sex". But then the Census Bureau made a follow-up announcement. About three years from now, the US government is going to start asking some personal questions. Read More

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White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall

White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall

The latest Trump proposal, disclosed Tuesday, would eliminate $1.2 billion in National Institutes of Health research grants, a favorite of both parties. A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment when asked about the discrepancy between the executive order and Sessions' announcement. Angelo said the consent decree was not discussed during the meeting, but other issues were including standards for hiring and retaining officers, and reporting requirements that the union said has led to a ... Read More

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Parents empowered by Supreme Court ruling in special ed case

Parents empowered by Supreme Court ruling in special ed case

There are about 6.5 million students participating in public school special education programs in the United States, and this decision will effectively set the bar higher for those kids who can handle more rigorous expectations. On Wednesday, Gorsuch said he learned of the Supreme Court's decision during a break from his confirmation hearing. Durbin also said Gorsuch had ruled against disabled students in eight out of 10 cases dealing with the IDEA. Read More

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Democratic National Committee Asked Its Entire Staff To Resign

Democratic National Committee Asked Its Entire Staff To Resign

Party staff routinely see major turnover with a new boss and staffers were alerted earlier to expect such a move. Staffing had already reached unusual lows following a round of layoffs in December. "What we're trying to do is culture change ", Perez told NBC News between stops of a listening tour in Michigan Friday. "We're repairing a plane at 20,000 feet". Read More

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Petition wants to force Melania Trump out of NYC

Petition wants to force Melania Trump out of NYC

An online petition urging Melania Trump to move from Trump Tower in NY to the White House to save the taxpayer more than $100,000 a day will be delivered to Senator Bernie Sanders after receiving more than 150,000 signatures. Melania Trump reportedly appeared at a Republican fundraiser in Florida on Friday while her husband remained in D.C. "The tax payers have provided a perfectly acceptable home which has met the needs of every other previous president". Read More

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3 storm chasers killed in crash during West Texas storms

There were two drivers and one passenger in the two vehicles, and all three occupants were pronounced deceased at scene. Authorities say Kelley Gene Williamson, Randall Delane Yarnall, and Corbin Lee Jaeger were all actively working as storm chasers in an area just outside the small town of Spur as severe thunderstorms spawned several funnel clouds and at least one reported tornado. Read More

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Cities Respond to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Plan to Penalize "Sanctuary Cities"

Jeff Sessions warned that cities seeking $4 billion in Justice Department grant money must verify their compliance in information sharing with immigration officials. That's the pressure Trump wants to apply to local officials, and it isn't immediately obvious that other federal grant programs managed by different arms of the executive branch couldn't be weaponized against sanctuary cities in the future. Read More

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Some State Lawmakers Seek To Protect Birth-Control Access

Some State Lawmakers Seek To Protect Birth-Control Access

That includes birth control provided to about 2 million women annually. Remember the undercover Planned Parenthood videos that caused such a fuss past year? Why Planned Parenthood? For a century, Planned Parenthood has been one of the nation's leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, and the nation's largest provider of sex education. Read More

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Here's why these famous landmarks are going dark on Saturday

Here's why these famous landmarks are going dark on Saturday

Earth Hour is the world's largest movement for the environment, organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The "Earth Hour" movement was globally accepted and celebrated, each year over 172 countries and over 7000 cities shut down the electricity of landmark monuments to participate and raise awareness! BC Hydro is encouraging British Columbians to participate in Earth Hour Saturday evening from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Read More

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Wild Turkey Smashes Through Windshield NJ Family's SUV

Wild Turkey Smashes Through Windshield NJ Family's SUV

They had just finished visiting Notre Dame and were in the process of driving back to O'Hare International Airport in their rental vehicle. 'I thought he'd go over the roof of the auto instead he went right over the windshield'. He thought the bird would bounce off and was shocked at what he saw after turning around to check on the occupants of the auto. The turkey was killed on impact. Read More

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New details about Trump-Russia connection revealed

Greenwald also noted that former DNI Chief James Clapper and former acting Central Intelligence Agency chief Michael Morell cast doubt on the likelihood of a criminal conspiracy between Trump and Russian Federation. I didn't hear anything definitive that would support claims that Trump's campaign was in cahoots with the Russians. Given that testimony under oath, Comey said he felt obligated to tell Congress just weeks before the election that new emails had prompted investigators to take ... Read More

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Longtime Akron coach Dambrot taking over at Duquesne

Longtime Akron coach Dambrot taking over at Duquesne

Dambrot led the Zips to a 27-9 finish in the MAC, and despite missing out on the NCAA Tournament , it was a pretty successful season for him. That uncertainty stems from the head coaching possession, as Akron coach Keith Dambrot is reportedly leaving the program for the same position at Duquesne University, reported first by George Thomas of The Akron Beacon Journal . Read More

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Trump on Rolling Back Obama Energy Regulations: Ending the 'War on Coal'

Trump on Rolling Back Obama Energy Regulations: Ending the 'War on Coal'

Further, sixty-four percent of USA adults say they are anxious a "great deal" or "fair amount" about global warming, up from 55% at this time a year ago and the highest reading since 2008. With a mix of horror and resolve. Even before the moratorium, many mining companies were going bankrupt. Tom Sanzillo, director of finance for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis , a group that supports a transition away from coal, said neither utility companies nor public service ... Read More

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House votes to block Obama-era online privacy rule

House votes to block Obama-era online privacy rule

He and the head of the Federal Trade Commission, Maureen Ohlhausen, said in a joint statement earlier this month that the FTC should oversee all internet privacy issues. The Congressional Review Act also prohibits the FCC from adopting similar rules in the future. "While some government intervention is occasionally justified to protect the privacy of citizens, in this case the FCC overstepped its bounds, implementing a rule that only targeted internet service providers, but not other ... Read More

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House GOP leaders delay vote on health care bill

House GOP leaders delay vote on health care bill

The former SC congressman said that if the House does not pass the bill, the president is moving on to other priorities and leaving the law known as Obamacare in place, a source who was in the meeting tells NPR's Susan Davis. "We've still got three or four hours and there's still discussions happening". "I can tell you at this point we are trying to get another 30 to 40 votes that are now in the "no" category to 'yes.' Once we do that I think we can move forward", said Freedom Caucus ... Read More

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Trump has casino trademark in Jordan but gambling is illegal

The point is that Trump himself, piggy-backing on the anti-Barack-Obama Republican rhetoric of the past eight years, repeatedly insisted that - unlike Obama - he wasn't going to spend time playing golf if he was elected president. President Trump's first visit to a golf course since becoming President was on the 4 of February at the Trump International Golf Club in Florida. "The stars have all aligned", said Eric Trump, who as executive vice president of the Trump Organization oversees its ... Read More

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Florida falls short for Final Four, but finds hope in White

Florida falls short for Final Four, but finds hope in White

Gonzaga (36-1) will play SC (26-10) which is a solid second nationally in defensive efficiency after a second-half clinic against Florida at Madison Square Garden in the East Region final. The Gators took a brief 63-61 lead when a steal from senior forward Justin Leon led to a breakaway layup for Chris Chiozza, and the score was knotted at 63 when SC forward Chris Silva had a putback with 3 minutes remaining. Read More

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Sessions to curb 'sanctuary cities' by withholding federal funding

Also Monday, Santa Fe and 34 other cities filed an amicus brief supporting a California lawsuit challenging Trump's executive order against sanctuary cities. The officials promised to keep blocking cooperation between city police departments and federal immigration authorities. Just days after his inauguration, Trump had ordered the Department of Homeland Security to publish a weekly list of all detainer requests turned down by local jails. Read More

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