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NY makes tuition free, but students must stay after college

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the Queen City, as a part of an upstate tour on Tuesday where he extolled the accomplishments made in the just approved New York State Budget. "I'm a New Yorker". The Cuomo administration said more than 80 percent of CUNY and SUNY graduates already stay in NY and said the provision was meant to prevent someone from moving here for a brief while to take advantage of the program. Read More

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4 flawless Easter Egg Hunts for kids April 15

4 flawless Easter Egg Hunts for kids April 15

Outside, signs will lead the way to the gym. The event starts at 6:30 and will last about an hour and a half. Here is a roundup of what to expect. Children age six and under are invited to attend the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday, April 13, hosted by the residents at Sanford Health Vermillion Care Center. Read More

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Head of Police Board Says Consent Decree Now 'Unlikely'

Head of Police Board Says Consent Decree Now 'Unlikely'

The DOJ had wanted more time because Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to pull back from consent decrees and focus more on supporting police. John Gore, the Trump administration's No. "The closest thing I've seen to justice is this consent decree", he said. That probe was launched after the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was fatally injured while being transported in a police van. Read More

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New York Becomes First State To Offer Free Tuition At Public Universities

New York Becomes First State To Offer Free Tuition At Public Universities

Tuition at the State University of NY schools costs $6,470 for in-state students, while community colleges cost $4,350 for residents. The income cap will increase to US$110,000 next year and will reach US$125,000 in 2019. Tuition now costs $6,470 at four-year college and $4,350 at community colleges - but the scholarship won't cover the cost of room and board. ¯ Student must attend a public institution, either SUNY , CUNY , or a SUNY community college. Read More

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State Attorney Files Federal Lawsuit Against Florida's Governor Over Death Penalty

State Attorney Files Federal Lawsuit Against Florida's Governor Over Death Penalty

Ayala, who unseated former State Attorney Jeff Ashton previous year in the circuit made up of Orange and Osceola counties, said she based her decision on research that shows the death penalty is not a deterrent to crime, is racially discriminatory, is costly, leaves the families of victims in limbo for too long, and is imposed on innocent people too often -- arguments she reiterated in Tuesday's court filings. Read More

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Plans To Roll Back Decades Of Police Reform

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Plans To Roll Back Decades Of Police Reform

U.S. District Judge James Bredar wrote that the request filed on Monday came at the " eleventh hour " after significant resources and planning went into holding an unusual public hearing on the merits of the proposed agreement. The proposed agreement to remedy the abuses was negotiated during the final days of the Obama administration. In 1994, Congress gave the Justice Department the power to investigate and sue local police departments that engaged in a pattern or practice of conduct that ... Read More

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Boy killed in classroom was 'happy child' with rare disorder

Boy killed in classroom was 'happy child' with rare disorder

He and Smith married on January 28, but had separated. And just two months ago, a 39-year-old man named Christian Omar Jacinto allegedly murdered his ex-girlfriend, Sophia Darlene Vasquez Rubin, as retribution for breaking up with him. The teacher's daughter also confirmed to investigators that Smith never took his threats of violence seriously and that there was never any sense of danger in her relationship with Anderson, police said. Read More

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Northwestern University crew member dies during practice

Northwestern University crew member dies during practice

Northwestern rower Mohammed Ramzan drowned after falling overboard during crew practice on Monday. Authorities notified the university Monday night that they had recovered Ramzan's body from the channel. "We will miss him dearly", the post read. Illinois State Police led the investigation. 'I mean it's murky, it's murky all the way through, I was told the visibility is about three feet, we encountering the brush on the side of the canal that makes it hard, ' Walters said . Read More

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Devin Nunes says he's temporarily stepping aside from Russian Federation probe

Devin Nunes says he's temporarily stepping aside from Russian Federation probe

Swalwell, ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee , on Thursday said only Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) can decide whether Nunes should be removed. The ethics panel declined to comment beyond its one-page statement , but ethics probes can drag on for months or years before public resolution. But it's hard to expect a more objective review in the House when one of his designated successors has compared the Russians' actions to Democrats hiring Mexican entertainers for a ... Read More

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Video shows Colorado officer throwing woman down face

Video shows Colorado officer throwing woman down face

A video out of Fort Collins is drawing a lot of attention. Police told the Coloradoan newspaper that he was the officer shown throwing Surat down Thursday in a video by a bystander. In a statement to NBC News , Fort Collins police spokeswoman Kate Kimble described Surat's takedown as a "standard arrest technique". Surat "shoulder-checked" an officer, police said, when they were trying to get more information on the situation. Read More

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After errors, ICE suspends reports created to embarrass 'sanctuary cities'

After errors, ICE suspends reports created to embarrass 'sanctuary cities'

Generally the label describes cities and counties that ignore requests from ICE to detain inmates suspected of undocumented status after their release date in order for immigration authorities to begin deportation proceedings. ICE said the mistake was due to a data processing error and an ICE official apologized in at least one of those instances . Critics have argued that the report is propaganda created to pressure cities to cooperate with federal officials. Read More

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Boy killed in school shooting had survived heart surgery

Boy killed in school shooting had survived heart surgery

Anderson also died after allegedly turning his.357 Magnum on himself. Both had been married previously and Smith had raised four children before getting a degree in education, focusing on children with special needs. Smith had been private about her marriage, telling only a few close family members about the turmoil. "Personally, she was my rock, my best friend and my world", Jennifer Smith, Karen Smith's daughter, said. Read More

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Explosion at Army ammunition plant in Missouri kills 1

Explosion at Army ammunition plant in Missouri kills 1

Lake City Ammunition Plant is a US government-owned facility that manufactures and tests small caliber ammunition for the Army and operates for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Federal investigators fined the plant for workplace safety issues in 2008, 2011 and 2012. The report also says that last week the company secured a $21 million contract with the U.S. Read More

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Alabama state's 2nd female governor takes the reins

Alabama state's 2nd female governor takes the reins

Legislators turned up the pressure by opening impeachment hearings Monday. Former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley speaks after officially resigning on Monday, April 10, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala . "Governor Bentley directed law enforcement to advance his personal interests and, in a process characterized by increasing obsession and paranoia, subjected career law enforcement officers to tasks meant to protect his reputation", the report said. Read More

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Police say gunman had just been fired from fitness center

Police say gunman had just been fired from fitness center

The shootings happened at Equinox Fitness Club at the upscale Shops at Merrick Park mall in Coral Gables . According to Miami-Dade Police, Wilson had been fired from the luxury gym earlier on Saturday for workplace violence. 8. They came from the toney Equinox gym on the second floor where a popular trainer lay dying of a self-inflicted wound and his two victims were critically injured. Read More

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New York State Enacts Free College Tuition Plan

NY will become the first state to offer universal free four-year college to students living in the state, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday. Included in the budget bills is a measure to fully fund tuition costs at public universities and colleges for undergraduate students from families earning under $125,000 a year. Read More

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Wildfires scorch parts of Florida

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said this is the most active wildfire season since 2011. Tuesday Florida began a "wildfire awareness week" with a "Ringing of the Bell" ceremony honoring the memory of state firefighters who died in the line of duty. Read More

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Dog named 'General' opens doors, flees animal clinic

Dog named 'General' opens doors, flees animal clinic

It led him outside, where he walked around the parking lot. When Travis Campbell of Woodbridge, Va. talked to ABC7 by skype, he'd just seen this video of what his dog did while he and his family visited relatives. Fortunately for General and his family, he was later found resting in a nearby yard and an animal control officer returned him, the animal hospital said in a Facebook post . Read More

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Another place to challenge the Gorsuch nomination

Of those, 35 have said they would back an effort to block a confirmation vote via a procedural hurdle called a filibuster. Manchin, perhaps the most conservative Democrat in the U.S. "That is why it is important that a nominee to the Supreme Court be approved by more than 60 votes, not a razor thin partisan majority". Republicans, who have a 52-48 majority, need a total of eight Democrats to get to 60 - the critical number required to end the filibuster. Read More

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Twitter claims Trump's government is threatening free speech

President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Twitter argued in the lawsuit that the government's request is a threat to free speech, which includes "a right to disseminate such anonymous or pseudonymous political speech". In 2014, Twitter sued the US government (under President Barack Obama) seeking to publish its full "transparency report" outlining government requests for information. Read More

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Trudeau: Russia partly to blame for Syria attack, solution can't include Assad

Trudeau: Russia partly to blame for Syria attack, solution can't include Assad

G7 nations are meeting in Italy to discuss policy and how to persuade Russian Federation to abandon its Syrian ally. That's even after the US broke with precedent last week by attacking Assad's forces. Tillerson said he had not seen hard evidence that Russian Federation knew ahead of time about the chemical weapons attack, which killed at least 70 people, but he planned to urge Moscow to rethink its support for Assad in the April 12 talks. Read More

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2 dead in shooting at San Bernardino's North Park

2 dead in shooting at San Bernardino's North Park

ABC News , citing information from a police spokeswoman, earlier reported that three people, including a teacher, were hit by gunfire, in addition to the shooter. District Superintendent Dale Marsden said North Park Elementary would be closed for at least the next two days. Police Chief Jarrod Burguan, who won national praise for the way his department responded to the 2015 shootings, announced past year he was hiring additional officers. Read More

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Sessions to tour Arizona-Mexico border Tuesday

Under U.S. law, anyone who harbours or transports an undocumented immigrant, has crossed the border illegally two or more times, resists an immigration officer's arrest or commits travel document fraud is subject to criminal prosecution. The former Alabama senator has said he will quicken deportations of immigrants in the country illegally who were convicted of federal crimes. Sessions also issued a memo to federal prosecutors that would up charges against undocumented immigrants. Read More

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Cases, but also cafeteria duty, await Gorsuch at high court

Gorsuch's confirmation was a badly needed boost for an administration riddled with controversy and misstep. "Nominating Gorsuch has again demonstrated President Trump's unwavering support for our fundamental right to self-defense". Their opposition was also rooted in the Republican block of President Barack Obama's Supreme Court pick Merrick Garland, who was nominated past year to replace Scalia. Read More

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Man who shot wife in class had no convictions

Man who shot wife in class had no convictions

According to police in San Bernardino, California , Cedric Anderson shot and killed his wife and one of her students at San Bernardino Elementary on April 10. Two wounded students were flown to a hospital where an 8-year-old later died. Burguan said police searched Anderson's residence and did not find a suicide note. Read More

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NJ Gov. Christie Is Least Popular Governor in US, Poll Finds

NJ Gov. Christie Is Least Popular Governor in US, Poll Finds

Christie has been beset by a raft of internal and external problems in recent years, including the ongoing Bridgegate saga and his disastrous flirtation with President Trump's campaign and transition effort. The two-term governor's replacement will be elected November 7. The group surveyed voters in each state on their governors. Half (50 percent) of Kentuckians approve of Bevin, up from 45 percent in September and 33 percent in early 2016. Read More

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Academy of Country Music Awards mock Oscar mishap

Academy of Country Music Awards mock Oscar mishap

In her touching acceptance speech, Lambert thanked fans "for letting me use my heartbreak and sharing it with me". Lambert, who earlier sang "Tin Man" solo acoustic, said she was thankful for being able to put out this type of album. - Vocal event of the year: " May We All ", Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw. As previously reported, her acclaimed 2016 double album "The Weight of These Wings" was named Album of the Year. Read More

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California lawmakers approve fuel tax hike for $52 billion road plan

The average fee boost would be $48 a year. "Californians already pay some of the highest gas taxes in the nation". Brown has said the increase would equal less than $10 a month for most drivers. "And tonight we did something to fix the roads in California". "We need new revenue coupled with accountability provisions to begin to make a dent in the multibillion dollar backlog of needed repairs to state highways and local roads". Read More

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Gun theft suspect with Trump manifesto at large

Before setting off a massive manhunt triggered by a gun shop break-in, authorities said Joseph Jakubowski first wanted to document the start of his self-proclaimed revolution against the government and law enforcement. "We know he has put a lot of planning into this, we just don't know what the endgame is", Moore said. In a Friday press conference, officials told the media that Jakubowski is in possession of a bullet-proof vest and tactical helmet, and that he's considered "armed and ... Read More

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