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Seattle Mayor To Announce Legal Action Against Trump

His remarks were aimed at dozens of cities and other local governments, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, that have joined a growing "sanctuary" movement aimed at protecting immigrant communities. That sounds very much like Sessions is saying that sanctuary cities are violating federal law by not helping deport immigrants. The news has broad implications for the Bay Area, which has a number of sanctuary counties including San Francisco , Santa Cruz and Alameda, as well as a ... Read More

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Trump revives threat to change libel laws

Trump revives threat to change libel laws

The truth test , which dates back to 1734, requires the plaintiff to prove the statements were patently false; the malice test , which goes back to the 1964 Supreme Court decision in 'New York Times' v. While the Times has been a frequent whipping boy for Trump, the paper says it hasn't hurt their business. Trump cited a John Crudele opinion piece that the New York Post published earlier this week that argued the Times' "ongoing dishonesty" helps the president. Read More

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Changes: AP hoops polls help tell story of game's evolution

Changes: AP hoops polls help tell story of game's evolution

John's (#27), DePaul (#49), Xavier (#53), Providence (#57), Butler (#67), Seton Hall (#72), and Creighton (#82) all made it into the top 100. The AP, using a formula of its all-time polls, determined Wednesday that United Kingdom is the top program in the sport, ranking United Kingdom ahead of bluebloods North Carolina, Duke, UCLA and Kansas - in that order. Read More

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Arab League summit opens in Jordan

Turning to the peace process in the Middle East, Guterres underscored that the two-state solution is the only path to ensure that Palestinians and Israelis can realize their national aspirations and live in peace, security and dignity. In the final communique of the Arab summit in Jordan, the Arab leaders stressed that they will intensify efforts to reach a political solution for the Syrian crisis and reiterated support for the Saudi-led alliance to support the legitimate leadership of Yemen ... Read More

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Trump thumps Freedom Caucus over health care

Trump thumps Freedom Caucus over health care

Jim Jordan , an OH representative and Freedom Caucus member, said the break with Mr Trump on the healthcare legislation was based on real policy differences, not a lack of loyalty. The plan was to publicly identify Republicans who broke with the president and potentially put them in Trump's crosshairs, according an administration official who requested anonymity to discuss private conversations. Read More

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Holocaust Survivor Cheered For Berating Trump Immigration Official At Public Forum

Holocaust Survivor Cheered For Berating Trump Immigration Official At Public Forum

ICE says the special agent was attempting to arrest someone Monday when a second individual pointed a weapon at agents. "An agent then shot the person". An angry Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Illinois, said that arguments against sanctuary cities focus on "demonization" of immigrant communities. The Sacramento Sheriff's Department has said it does not conduct immigration sweeps, nor does it ask for documentation of citizenship from anyone it comes into contact with either on patrol or in its jails. Read More

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Md. Lawmakers Vote To Protect Planned Parenthood If Feds Yank Funding

Md. Lawmakers Vote To Protect Planned Parenthood If Feds Yank Funding

Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) did not vote with their Republican colleagues. "We are so grateful that Vice President Mike Pence, who began the battle to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion corporation when he was a Congressman, traveled up Pennsylvania Avenue to cast the tie-breaking vote in defense of human dignity and babies lives", Ferguson stated. Read More

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Udall will vote against Gorsuch, says should need 60 votes

On MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell called Gorsuch's hearing a "slam dunk", Joe Scarborough called him "masterful", Willie Geist said his professionalism was unquestionable, and Brian Williams said it was "tough to lay a glove on this guy". U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has not yet revealed his stance on Gorsuch's nomination. If Senate Republicans do agree and decide to "go nuclear", they could eliminate senators' ability to filibuster Supreme Court nominations, ending Democrats' filibuster of Gorsuch. Read More

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In unanimous decision, Supreme Court raises bar for special education

Maryland parent Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, president of the nonprofit RespectAbility, calls the decision "epic". The court struck down a lower standard endorsed by President Donald Trump's nominee to the high court, Neil Gorsuch. "It might set a child back by setting up a standard wholly unrelated to the needs of the child" - and pass greater costs onto school districts. The boy went on to make better progress at a private school, and his parents sued to compel the school district to pay his ... Read More

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Trump Backs Away From Softer Nafta Stance

Trump Backs Away From Softer Nafta Stance

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump vowed to fix trade with Mexico and Canada. The potential move by Mexico, the world's biggest buyer of USA corn, to open access for Brazil and Argentina is seen as a shot at American imports. He said it has resulted in the loss of millions of USA manufacturing jobs, and he vowed to quit the trade pact unless it can be renegotiated. "Many people think that since American workers lost out from NAFTA, Mexicans must have benefited, but the data show that this ... Read More

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Why exactly is Trump hosting China president at Mar-a-Lago?

Why exactly is Trump hosting China president at Mar-a-Lago?

Residents who live around Mar-a-Lago have also complained about traffic and increased security, but the president was not particularly bothered, according to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. The White House under Trump has not yet published such records or offered information about members of his club at Mar-a-Lago. The government watchdog will also look into whether Trump is keeping his promise to take any profits made at his hotels from foreign governments and transfer them to the ... Read More

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Flint Water Crisis is Not An 'Experiment,' EPA Exec Says

Flint Water Crisis is Not An 'Experiment,' EPA Exec Says

MI will provide $87 million in a combination of state and federal money, according to the settlement; $47 million of that must come from sources other than Obama-era federal water infrastructure improvement funds. According to Weaver, city officials have voiced concerns because "we don't want to repeat the mistakes that lead to this water crisis". Most residents won't continue to receive door-to-door bottled water deliveries, an earlier requirement that state officials resisted in court, ... Read More

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Putin ready to meet Trump in Finland if it hosts summit

Shortly after Putin's comments, the top Democrat on the US Senate intelligence committee investigating those claims said definitively that Putin had ordered a carefully constructed campaign to undermine the election. The fact that President Trump sets himself this task ( the fight against terrorism ) is the right thing. The anti-Russian card is being played by various political forces in the United States to reinforce the positions of certain politicians, Putin added, slamming as nonsense ... Read More

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Kaine says he'll oppose Gorsuch nomination

If Senate Democrats want the judicial nomination process to go fully nuclear, they should choose a nominee other than Neil Gorsuch and a seat other than that of the late Antonin Scalia. Patrick Leahy tweeted that he still was undecided but inclined to oppose him. Sixty-four percent of Democrats say Senate Democrats should prevent a vote, while 84 percent of Republicans say Democrats should allow a final vote. Read More

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US Federal Judge in Hawaii extends suspension of Trump's new travel ban

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson previously slapped a nationwide freeze on Trump's order , which temporarily halts visas for six Muslim-majority countries (omitting Saudi Arabia, which was included in Trump's original Muslim ban). Watson acknowledged the country's national security interests, and the deference owed to the president on policy and defense matters, but he said "the balance of equities and public interest weigh in favor of maintaining the status quo". Read More

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House Intel Dem invited to view documents at White House

House Intel Dem invited to view documents at White House

A White House spokesperson declined to comment, explained NYT . The crux of the evidence of collusion was, before the hearing, a senior White House official told a New Yorker reporter to pay special attention to the issue of incidental intelligence collection and to watch how Nunes presses the issue to show how "it's not just incidental, it's systematic". Read More

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Police investigate possible sighting of Amber Alert suspect in Collierville, TN

Police investigate possible sighting of Amber Alert suspect in Collierville, TN

WREG television in Memphis reported they had confirmation from the Shebley County Sheriff's office about a report of a possible sighting of Cummins. ABC News reports that a student had reported seeing Cummins kiss Elizabeth on January 23, a claim that they denied. The two were then believed to be in a white van with a ladder, which WMC5 crews spotted at the Krystal on Union Avenue in Midtown Memphis shortly before 3 p.m. Read More

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Senate GOP needs Pence to break tie on family planning funds

House of Representatives withdrew a bill last week that would have repealed Obama's Affordable Care Act. About nine in 10 of the 4 million low-income Americans who benefited from the grants in 2015 were women, according to federal data. Asked if he plans to vote for the "nuclear option" - changing Senate requirements on confirming Supreme Court picks from 60 votes to 51 - next week if Democrats carry out their threat to filibuster Neil Gorsuch, Isakson indicated he would. Read More

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Christie mum on bridge lane-closure sentences

In her sentencing of Baroni, Judge Susan Wigenton called the crimes "an outrageous abuse of power". Questions are likely to linger long after a judge levies punishment on Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni in a Newark courtroom. Earlier, Baroni pleaded for leniency. He is awaiting sentencing. "Most of all I let Mark Sokolich down", Baroni said. They purposely ignored communications from Mayor's office, including his pleas for help, requests for information, and repeated warnings about the ... Read More

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Former Christie Aides Get Prison for Bridge Revenge Plot

Bill Baroni apologized for his role in the bridge closure, but still plans to appeal his conviction. " I was wrong and I am truly sorry, and I've waited three years to say that", he said. In order to address the drug abuse issue from all angles, President Trump also spoke with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to hear their ideas for the newly formed commission. Read More

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Woman arrested for driving into police car near US Capitol

ET, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Department said. As police attempted to stop her, she made a U-turn and fled, almost striking officers and striking at least one other vehicle, Malecki said. The incident occurred near the U.S. Botanic Garden. The incident occurred in the 100 block of Independence Avenue, just steps from the Rayburn House Office Building, where several members of Congress have their offices. Read More

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Tipping Off: Second half of Final Four field to be decided

Tipping Off: Second half of Final Four field to be decided

Canada, though, hasn't finished her time at UCLA and isn't going anywhere immediately. Megan Trinder's future is unclear after the junior guard suffered a torn ACL for the second consecutive season. "What you are seeing right now is an unbelievably confident Saniya who is able to take advantage of all those skills she has". Coach Cori Close had tears in her eyes when talking about Canada. Read More

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'Erratic' woman drives into US Capitol cruiser

According to an MPD spokesperson, a driver struck a Capitol Police cruiser and tried running over several officers who were on foot. A brief pursuit followed before the woman was stopped. In October 2013, a 34-year-old woman was fatally shot by police near the U.S. Capitol after a chase through the heart of the city. The woman's infant child was in the backseat of her vehicle during the chase and managed to avoid injury. Read More

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Rep. Devin Nunes Cancels Intelligence Committee Hearings Amid Calls to Step Down

Rep. Devin Nunes Cancels Intelligence Committee Hearings Amid Calls to Step Down

Schiff said Nunes' connections to the White House have raised insurmountable public doubts about whether the committee can credibly investigate the president's campaign associates. Jones asked. "You can't keep your credibility". Spicer said there was no pressure from the White House to cancel the hearing. He said committee staff members have been provided with an "unprecedented amount" of documents, including some that, up until now, have been shared only with the so-called Gang of Eight - ... Read More

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Clemency Denied for 2 AR Death Row Inmates

Clemency Denied for 2 AR Death Row Inmates

The eight inmates asked a federal judge earlier Monday to block the state's unprecedented plan, arguing that the execution schedule and Arkansas' planned use of the controversial sedative midazolam violates their constitutional rights. Ward is among eight inmates the state plans to put to death over a 10-day period. The evidence includes hairs found at Heath's apartment. The inmates are looking to amend this execution schedule by also protesting to the U.S. Read More

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Annual Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled for This Morning

This week has been designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Nebraska. If you have any questions on planning for severe weather events please feel free to call our office at 641-623-4357. "If the public wants to learn more about storm spotting they can go to one of the various classes we having going on across the area to learn more about storms and the structure of storms", Smith said. Read More

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Maine Sen. Collins comes out in support of nominee Gorsuch

Maine Sen. Collins comes out in support of nominee Gorsuch

Altering those rules would give the majority more power, regardless of which party holds it in the future. "But if that were true we wouldn't be here, would we?" asked Schumer. Pat Toomey is ready to go nuclear. We're mad at them about shutting down the government. It would also mark the culmination of decades of steadily intensifying combat over judges and open the door to an increasingly polarized Supreme Court, to go along with the sharp partisanship now enmeshed in almost every aspect of ... Read More

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Kaine to oppose Trump court pick, join filibuster

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich will vote against the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. "I'm here to tell you he's going to be on the Supreme Court because he's earned the right to be there", Sen. Prior to that, a full half of Senate Democrats supported Justice John Roberts, nominated by President Bush. The term filibuster-from a Dutch word meaning "pirate"-became popular in the 1850s, when it was applied to efforts to hold the Senate floor in order to prevent a vote on a ... Read More

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3 storm chasers die in crash during Southern Plains storms

Parts of Texas were still at risk for storms as the system exited the state, and a tornado warning was issued for the Houston area Wednesday morning. As word of the fatal collision spread, tributes to the three men poured in from fellow storm chasers and friends and family alike, all mourning the loss of talented individuals taken too soon. Read More

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Ivanka Trump becomes unpaid White House employee

Ivanka Trump becomes unpaid White House employee

Trump for her decision, which recognizes that it would have been wrong for her to function as a White House employee and not be subject to the same rules that apply to other White House employees", he said in a statement. On March 20, Trump announced that she would "continue to offer my father my candid advice and counsel", via an unpaid, off-the-books advisory role from within the White House. Read More

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Latest Tab On HB2: $3.76B Lost

The biggest impact on the state's business? For its analysis, the AP relied on data regarding businesses that have already chose to leave North Carolina or relocate planned projects in the state because of HB2, and did not take into account future losses. Read More

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Trump scraps Obama-era climate policies

Trump scraps Obama-era climate policies

On Tuesday , Trump signed an order to scrap those Obama-era climate change regulations, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry and calling into question U.S. The decree's main target is former President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan , requiring states to slash carbon emissions from power plants - a critical element in helping the United States meet its commitments to a global climate change accord reached by almost 200 countries in Paris in December 2015. Read More

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