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White House talks progress on long-shot health bill revival

The president has since lashed out at the group of Republican conservatives, and called for their defeat in 2018. The Club for Growth called it "big-government liberalism at work among House Republicans". "Actions speak louder than words and actions the last two days would seem to indicate those words were not honest", said Collins. Some fellow House Republicans have also criticized members of the conservative group, accusing them of inflexibility that led to the downfall of the bill to ... Read More

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Most Democrats oppose Trump Supreme Court pick, but not all

The Senate Judiciary Committee meets to advance Gorsuch's nomination to the Senate floor, with the panel's 11-member GOP majority expected to deliver enough votes for a positive report. McCaskill said in a statement she could not support Gorsuch because a study of his legal opinions revealed "a rigid ideology that always puts the little guy under the boot of corporations". Read More

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Former Spartans named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Former Spartans named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced that Virginia Tech's Sam Rogers has been named a member of the 2017 NFF Hampshire Honor Society , which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers. Read More

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Autopsies confirm chemical weapons were used in the attack in Syria: Turkey

Vladimir Putin has said it was unacceptable to make "groundless" accusations over a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria. President Donald Trump condemned the attack during a joint press conference with King Abdullah of Jordan. Obama threatened an air campaign to topple Assad but called it off at the last minute after the Syrian leader agreed to give up his chemical arsenal under a deal brokered by Moscow. Read More

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'I now have responsibility' when it comes to Syria

Air strikes hit the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun on Tuesday morning, and residents reported finding entire families "dead in their beds". Witnesses say clinics treating the injured were then targeted by air strikes. The government would only decide on the idea once its concerns were addressed, he said. But what stood behind this deal to guarantee its implementation? "The symptoms of those affected in Khan Sheikhoun were the same as those by people who were affected a year ago in ... Read More

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Demonstrators mark Equal Pay Day in downtown Kalispell

Equal pay day for women of color comes much later in the year, with the most recent numbers for black women at 64-cents on the dollar and Hispanic women being 54-cents on the dollar. It marks the symbolic date on the calendar when a woman's pay "catches up" to what a man earned the previous year. The topic of equal pay is a long-standing issue that continues to hold prevalence, with Tuesday marking Equal Pay Day in the U.S. Read More

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California gas, vehicle tax hike advances in Legislature

California gas, vehicle tax hike advances in Legislature

There have been more than 400 sinkholes in California roads just this year, with Caltrans estimating the rains have caused more than $800 million in damage to our roads. Sales taxes on diesel fuel would rise from 9 percent to 13 percent. There also would be a $100-a-year fee on zero-emission vehicles. And Executive Director Tom Scott of the National Federation of Independent Business said in a release, "NFIB is firmly opposed to this package of transportation tax increases, which includes ... Read More

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Indiana Trump Supporter's Undocumented Husband Deported to Mexico

Indiana Trump Supporter's Undocumented Husband Deported to Mexico

From Indianapolis, Ansari said, Beristain bounced between detention facilities - Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas - making it more hard for his attorneys to file legal motions in one jurisdiction. "And the more I think about it, the more clearly it is consistent with their conservative values that they stand up for Roberto". Roberto Beristain eats at a migrant shelter in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on Wednesday. Read More

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New GOP health care plan could raise premiums for the sick

New GOP health care plan could raise premiums for the sick

Vice President Mike Pence has played an active role in negotiations between the Freedom Caucus and more moderate members of the GOP. The effort to revive the health care bill that faltered late last month manifested itself in a series of closed-door meetings involving Vice President Mike Pence, White House officials and key GOP lawmakers. Read More

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After Chicago ruling, Atlanta court likely to revisit LGBT case

After Chicago ruling, Atlanta court likely to revisit LGBT case

In issuing its 8-3 decision, the full 7th Circuit overturned its own precedent to find that Ivy Tech Community College , of South Bend, Ind., discriminated against adjunct professor Kimberly Hively when it refused to consider her for a full-time teaching position six different times, and eventually firing her, after someone at the college reported seeing her kiss her girlfriend goodbye in the campus parking lot. Read More

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Carolinas bracing for next round of severe weather

At least five possible tornadoes had been reported across Alabama, Georgia and SC as the day wore on. Initially, James says, she was unaware of any injuries or significant damages to buildings or homes. There also were multiple school closings in Alabama and many early dismissals in SC. Earlier Wednesday, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport temporarily halted flights in the morning, but operations resumed by 1:30 p.m. Read More

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Suspicious man with gun spotted near Janesville school

Suspicious man with gun spotted near Janesville school

Meanwhile, the sheriff's office assigned deputies to some rural schools while those schools release students. That means classes are held but doors to classrooms and the schools are locked. School districts were notified of the information the police had received about the threats and that prompted the soft lockdown. The combination of those events led Janesville School District, along with Edgerton, Milton, Delavan-Darien, Elkhorn, Jefferson, Lake Geneva, Lake Mills, Fort Atkinson and ... Read More

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Dems elevate attacks as Supreme Court showdown nears

Recent Republican arguments that President Obama shouldn't get to make a Supreme Court pick in his final year in office harken back to similar difficulties that the lame-duck Johnson faced pushing Fortas' nomination through. Democrats accuse Gorsuch of being so conservative as to be outside the judicial mainstream, favoring corporate interests over ordinary Americans in legal opinions, and displaying insufficient independence from Trump. Read More

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BMW pulls advertising from Fox News' 'O'Reilly Factor'

BMW pulls advertising from Fox News' 'O'Reilly Factor'

The news comes in the wake of a New York Times story which revealed Bill O'Reilly and Fox News have paid five women who accused the top-rated cable host of sexual harassment. She also claimed she was pressured, but refused, to defend Ailes after the first harassment allegations were brought against him by Gretchen Carlson, reported the Associated Press . Read More

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Here's What Jared and Ivanka Are Really Worth

Here's What Jared and Ivanka Are Really Worth

He also exercised options for total cash payment of about $1.68 million at the Wall Street titan. The president tapped his son-in-law to lead the newly established White House Office of American Innovation . Kushner continues to profit from the real estate empire he operated with his father, USA Today reports, and Ivanka Trump still holds an ownership stake of $5 million to $ 25 million in Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Read More

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SJC weighs state enforcement of ICE immigration detainers

By Monday they'd arrested four people, raising concerns among the community about an immigration raid, but local law enforcement says ICE's visit was routine and not part of an immigration bust. Florida sheriffs are slamming President Donald Trump's administration for saying they are refusing to detain undocumented people. -A 22-year-old citizen of Honduras, arrested in Fairfax, who has felony convictions for stolen goods and grand larceny. Read More

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Secret Service agent caught after meeting prostitute

Secret Service agent caught after meeting prostitute

According to the agency, while the Secret Service agent was on Mike Pence's detail when he was caught allegedly soliciting prostitution, he was not on duty at the time. The police arrived and found an off-duty agent leaving an alleged prostitute's room. It's a blow to an agency whose reputation has been tarnished by a handful of scandals. Read More

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Woman plummets from 60-foot bridge while taking a selfie

Woman plummets from 60-foot bridge while taking a selfie

She fell 60 feet off the bridge's girders that hang underneath the famous 730-foot-tall Foresthill Bridge, which is in Auburn, near Sacramento. She landed on a trail below. They also note that the woman is "lucky to be alive", and considering the fall was a mighty 60 feet, that's a pretty generous way of framing it. "It's a cool place to take pictures, but honestly, it's not worth the risk", Goncharuk said. Read More

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Louisiana Mother And Her 3-Year-Old Daughter Are Killed In Tornado

Louisiana Mother And Her 3-Year-Old Daughter Are Killed In Tornado

Scores of Alabama schools closed Monday because of the threat from strong storms. Tornadoes weren't the only threat Wednesday . Strong winds have been reported in Orangeburg in the last hour as heavy rains hit the Midlands. Those were Virginia's first tornadoes since last February 24, ending a 401-day period of inactivity. Up to 6 inches of rain could fall in some areas. Read More

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Headstrong politics obstacle to bipartisan health care compromise

Headstrong politics obstacle to bipartisan health care compromise

That seemed to be the maxim coming out of the Trump White House after last week's health-care retreat. Pearson said the Medicare for All Act , introduced by Rep. "Do not worry!" He tweeted again on Monday that Democrats will make a deal with him "once Obamacare folds". Last week, the U.S. House was scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that supporters claimed would repeal and replace Obamacare. Read More

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What do Panera and Krispy Kreme have in common?

Master Blenders 1753 business with the coffee business of USA -based Mondelez International Inc. The company considers itself the best-performing restaurant stock over the past 20 years, with its shares gaining by more than 8,000 percent. Also, prices for restaurant chains have increased in recent years. Financial analytics firm S3 Partners, which has access to real-time short interest data, said the value of bets against Panera's stock had climbed above $1 billion through Tuesday, which is ... Read More

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Ex-Christie aides get prison term for bridge revenge plot

Ex-Christie aides get prison term for bridge revenge plot

Prosecutors said in court papers that Baroni and Kelly faced between 37 and 46 months in prison under advisory sentencing guidelines. The judge faulted Baroni for that plan of "radio silence" and the ensuing coverup. He is awaiting sentencing. Baroni's co-defendant, Bridget Kelly, is being sentenced later Wednesday. Loretta Weinberg, who co-chaired Legislature's inquiry into the political payback scheme. Read More

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Ethics Commission expected to hear Bentley matter

Bentley was photographed by the Montgomery Advertiser leaving the Ethics Commission building several hours into the high-stakes hearing. The commission could vote to refer the matter for possible prosecution. The governor, who by law can not seek re-election, a year ago also reported lending his campaign $50,000 as he emptied his campaign account to pay legal bills. Read More

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More than 100 people killed in Idlib chemical attack, Turkey's Erdogan says

Tillerson said the Syrian people will decide Assad's "longer-term status". "What I'm saying is we're monitoring that situation very carefully", Obama said in a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room. A suspected chemical attack in a town in Syria's rebel-held northern Idlib province killed dozens of people on Tuesday. For years, it justified whatever it did in the war saying it was fighting terrorism. Read More

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Trump tells newspaper Obama aide might have broken the law

Trump tells newspaper Obama aide might have broken the law

Click on the video at the top of this article to hear Senator Rand Paul on today's 700 Club discuss more on what he calls politically motivated unmasking to "damage the Trump administration ". She is a White House staffer. It would be brought back to them directly... "Lake wrote that according to "U.S. officials familiar with the matter", Rice requested the identities of US persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign". Read More

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