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Is Obamacare Repeal Back On the Front Burner?

Is Obamacare Repeal Back On the Front Burner?

In their place: intra-party fights over how to replace the law or whether or not to keep popular provisions like coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. It's true: Conservatives love them some states' rights. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., who chairs the House Freedom Caucus, remained optimistic, given continuing talks. Read More

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GOP Gets Scare in Kansas Special Election, But Holds On

Estes, the state treasurer, defeated Democrat James Thompson 52.5 percent to 45.7 percent, according to complete but unofficial results. If Democrats won, it would have been a boost for the party ahead of more special elections in Montana and Georgia - as well as a recruitment tool in more competitive districts for next year's mid-term Congressional elections. Read More

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White House decides against releasing visitor records

After some litigation, the Obama White House began releasing the visitor records late in 2009, Obama's first year in office. The Obama administration eventual released almost 6 million visitor records. The White House did not say who would maintain custody of the records during his time in office. Logs for the Office of Management and Budget, the Council on Environmental Quality, the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the ... Read More

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911 caller in San Bernardino school shooting: 'I'm scared'

The 9-year-old boy who was shot Monday by his teacher's estranged husband at an elementary school in San Bernardino , California, is on the road to recovery, his family says. The stars have become a familiar sight for some people in San Bernardino . Hundreds were tied to the temporary fence erected outside the Inland Regional Center after that attack claimed the lives of 14 people. Read More

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Good Friday procession portrays Jesus' walk bearing the cross

A dramatic re-enactment of the Stations of Cross, depicting the life of Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion, proceeded through the streets of Reading on Good Friday morning as spectators watched the events unfold. In Rwanda, every year, the majority of Christian churches align this day with the traditional ways of commemoration. Other Catholic churches including St Paul, Regina Pacis, Sainte-Famille and St Kizito marked the day. Read More

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Emergency UNSC meeting after U.S. attack on Syria

Emergency UNSC meeting after U.S. attack on Syria

Haley, for example, questioned why Moscow rushed to Syria's defense so soon after the chemical weapons attack. The new strikes came as Russian Federation, the Syrian regime's main ally, sent a frigate armed with cruise missiles to a Syrian port in an apparent show of force in response to the United States strike. Read More

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Dannel Malloy of Connecticut Will Not Seek a Third Term

Dannel Malloy of Connecticut Will Not Seek a Third Term

Applauding is Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, rig. The Republican Governors Association already issued a statement about the opportunity the opening presents for the GOP, arguing that Malloy's "toxic legacy" will hurt Democrats' chances in 2018. Included in that list is Ted Kennedy, Jr., state senator from Branford. Malloy personally welcomed to CT a family that had fled Syria in 2011 and planned to resettle in Indiana. Read More

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4 hurt when experimental rocket explodes at U. of Idaho

4 hurt when experimental rocket explodes at U. of Idaho

He said all four were transported to Gritman Medical Center for treatment. However, the University later tweeted that all those involved were "alert" and communicating with the University by Friday morning. The students, part of the Northwest Organization of Rocket Engineers, said they were testing a new fuel design. The other co-president who stood near the explosion wore eye protection but not a face shield, Thurman said. Read More

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Justice Department drops North Carolina LGBT rights lawsuit

Justice Department drops North Carolina LGBT rights lawsuit

The agreement comes after Republican lawmakers and Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper agreed last month on a compromise that replaced House Bill 2 (HB2), which regulated access to public restrooms and locker rooms on the basis of biological sex. "HB2 was unconstitutional as of the moment it was enacted". The announcement makes California the second state to affirm its ban on state-sponsored travel ban on North Carolina will remain in place despite the replacement law. Read More

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The magical thrill of the egg hunt

The magical thrill of the egg hunt

Bring your own basket or use one of their complimentary goodie bags. There will also be 100 eggs deemed as "prize eggs" as well as face painting, the Easter Bunny and more. In the Mexican tradition of Easter, cascarones, are hollowed out egg shells filled with bright confetti, and crushed or smashed over a person's head. Read More

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Fix health care act, don't end it

The Trump administration has said it would continue to make the payments while the lawsuit is being litigated, but has not decided what to do afterward. The narratives help illustrate the complexities of women's health needs and the extent to which many depend on protections provided under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion, and Planned Parenthood. Read More

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Trump lets states block some Planned Parenthood money

Today President Trump signed a bill which will allow states to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood and direct it to health providers that do not perform abortions . "They didn't listen to women across the country who made it clear that restricting women's access to the full range of reproductive care is unacceptable". Read More

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Trump escalates talk of deal with Democrats on healthcare

Trump escalates talk of deal with Democrats on healthcare

And in just the past few days, the president and the White House have singled out the Freedom Caucus and specific members for their non-support - including Michigan GOP Rep. Its members argued that the bill didn't go far enough to undo the law. The more moderate Republicans cited the CBO findings that 24 million more Americans would be without coverage by 2026 and objected to the $839 billion in Medicaid cuts over 10 years. Read More

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Freedom Caucus, White House feud not dissipating

Freedom Caucus, White House feud not dissipating

Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., protected many Republicans by averting a House vote on the doomed bill, but several dozen supported it in committees. President Trump said if resistant Republicans don't come around on repealing and replacing ObamaCare, he'll work with Democrats to get a deal and then "the Freedom Caucus loses so big". Read More

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911 operators celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

911 operators celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

A 9-1-1 dispatcher is available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, always ready to handle your call for assistance. More can be seen in the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department Facebook post below. In 2016, the Central South Dakota Communications Center had a call volume of over 50,000 incoming phone calls and 80,000 calls-for-service. Ventura County Communication Center's Assistant Communications Manager, Erin Brockus, told SUN News , "dispatchers react within seconds and callers are ... Read More

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Republicans survive election scare, win Kansas House seat

Republican state Treasurer Ron Estes , 60, will represent the Kansas 4th congressional district replacing Mike Pompeo , who Trump named as Central Intelligence Agency director. Libertarian candidate Gordon Bakken received just 2.8 percent of the vote in last fall's election for the 4th District seat. The race pits one young, Democratic favorite - Jon Ossoff - against a number of viable Republican candidates, one of whom has a background in the GOP establishment, and another of whom seems to ... Read More

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More than half of Americans approve of Obamacare

More than half of Americans approve of Obamacare

A vast majority of Americans want the Trump administration to try to find a way to save ObamaCare, according to a new poll released Tuesday . A GenForward poll says a majority of people ages 18 to 30 think the federal government should be responsible for making sure Americans have health insurance. Read More

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Scorpion stings United Airlines passenger

Scorpion stings United Airlines passenger

David Dao , has been released from a hospital but will need reconstructive surgery, Demetrio said at a news conference , appearing alongside one of Dao's children. United, in a statement, said Munoz and the company "called Dr Dao on numerous occasions to express our heartfelt and deepest apologies". Dao is at a "secure location" continuing his recovery and will speak publicly at some point, Demetrio said. Read More

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Clinton in 1st Interview After US Polls

Former Secretary of State John Kerry insisted he was "gratified" that Trump had attacked Syria, adding that he believes more military action would be a way for the U.S. Koch Theater in New York City. Hillary Clinton has chided President Donald Trump for ordering massive airstrikes on Syria and said the U.S. can not in one breath speak of protecting Syrian babies and in the next close America's doors to them. Read More

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Cruz: Close House race in Kansas 'a warning sign'

Ted Cruz who came to Wichita to campaign for Estes the day before a special election at Yingling Aviation, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Wichita , Kan. As Thompson and Estes battled it out in the final days before the special election, the national Democratic Party did little to counter the late effort of Republican leaders, who poured money into the congressional campaign. Read More

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Bodies of four badly beaten men found in Long Island park

Bodies of four badly beaten men found in Long Island park

The men's badly beaten bodies were found inside Recreation Village Town Park in Central Islip sometime Wednesday. "I have full confidence that the outstanding men and women of the Suffolk County Police Department under the leadership of Commissioner Tim Sini and Chief Stuart Cameron will do what is necessary to apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice". Read More

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FxWirePro Dollar looks to recover from Trump shock

The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.1 percent to 3,275.96 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng retreated 0.2 percent to 24,261.66. And it'll also allow the U.S.to focus on what is really important for USA economic and business interests trying to get better market access in China, and other issues like better protection of intellectual property rights. Read More

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Trump and taxes: Back to drawing board, seeks GOP consensus

He also noted that the payroll tax system is far more regressive, since it starts taxing the very first dollar earned by an employee. For the time being, markets remain relatively buoyant, counting on outcomes to eventually shake out their way; should the White House not be able to get its act together and offer a more coherent policy agenda, however, that Trump bump could soon deflate. Read More

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Auburn's 36th Annual Easter Egg Hunt set for Saturday

Steve Dube, chair of the annual Easter egg hunt put on by Welland Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, says the 22nd annual event takes place rain or shine from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m., with a total of 10 hunts throughout the day. Cost will run between $4 and $10, depending on what you want to participate in. The Church of New Beginnings will host a free Easter Egg Hunt and barbeque. Read More

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US Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

US Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Johnny Isakson of Georgia. "We are hopeful with Judge Gorsuch as the next Supreme Court Justice that the rule of law will be upheld". "Judge Gorsuch's judicial temperament and his ironclad commitment to the Constitution and the rule of law make him an excellent addition to our nation's highest court", the statement said. Read More

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WNBA draft: Kelsey Plum goes No. 1 to San Antonio Stars

WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes delivers the news that Coates' didn't have to wait long to hear. " Alaina Coates from SC". The WNBA moved the draft to NY after a successful stint at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun the last few years. "For them to still take a chance on me, they obviously see potential and they believe in me and so I'm thankful they took a chance like that with me". Read More

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