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Obamas to visit Chicago to discuss planned library, museum

This view looks north showing the museum, forum, and library. She returned to the South Shore Cultural Center where the Obamas were married 25 years ago. After his first year of law school, Obama met Michelle Robinson at the law firm where she worked and he was a summer associate. "This isn't just about a building, this is about reaching out right now", Obama said. Read More

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Illinois Among Worst States for Contaminated Drinking Water

Illinois Among Worst States for Contaminated Drinking Water

According to the NRDC report , small systems providing water to fewer than 500 people "accounted for almost 70 percent of all violations and a little over half of all health-based violations". Of the 76 health-based violations in 2015 the DEP identified, 54 had returned to compliance and 22 are in process. "It is vital that legislators, regulatory officials, public water system owners and operators, scientists, and environmental advocacy groups continue to work to ensure that the public ... Read More

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Donald Trump to meet Republicans over fate of Obamacare

Donald Trump to meet Republicans over fate of Obamacare

House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Kay Granger, R-Texas, nodded to the president's key campaign trail pledge on defense, saying the omnibus was "the first big step to rebuilding our military". "(E) ither elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. In order to make sweeping tax changes under expedited budget rules, the House and Senate would have to move on to a fiscal 2018 budget resolution , which would override the 2017 budget blueprint. Read More

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30 students checked at hospital in Bemidji school bus crash

30 students checked at hospital in Bemidji school bus crash

The Bemidji Pioneer quotes a witness as saying the driver of the vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign and then hit the bus. A crime scene investigator walks by a wrecked auto involved in a school bus crash. Minnesota Public Radio News reports the bus driver also was hurt. Most of the bus' passengers were bound for Northern, but others were en route to Central Elementary or Paul Bunyan Elementary. Read More

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'Morning Joe' hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski engaged

'Morning Joe' hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski engaged

Scarborough and Brzezinski have been co-hosts of Morning Joe ever since the show's inception in 2007. As the paper was held, her new ring shined off the studio lights and into the homes of viewers. Trump suggested if that if the " Morning Joe " co-hosts ever made a decision to get married, they should do it at Mar-a-Lago - or the White House. "Numbers have been up lately, show's going well", co-host Willie Geist replied. Read More

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Shooting Reported at Arlington Restaurant

Shooting Reported at Arlington Restaurant

Cooper Street at Zona Caliente Sports Bar . Witnesses said Jones yelled at Perez before killing him, but it has yet to be confirmed if the two previously knew each other or what Jones' motives were. He told officers he had his concealed handgun license, but they are trying to confirm that information. WFAA has learned that the employee was a manager. Read More

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Trump to sign order aimed at expanding offshore drilling

Trump to sign order aimed at expanding offshore drilling

And it mandates that U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross review any new sanctuaries or expansions of sanctuaries that took place over the last 10 years. But Obama also took measures to limit production and potential environmental damage on some federal lands and offshore waters. The executive order relating to offshore drilling provides hope that drilling on the outer continental shelf off the state's northern coast may be allowed again. Read More

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David Watson manhunt: Escaped inmate recaptured in Maryland

David Watson manhunt: Escaped inmate recaptured in Maryland

The pipe was confirmed empty. On Wednesday around 9:30 a.m., a local employee called 911 and reported spotting a man behind a building and near railroad tracks in Jessup, police said in a statement released Thursday morning. Police said he was taken into custody in good condition and suffered minor scrapes and injuries while in the woods. Investigators found handcuffs and a waist chain near the van. Read More

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Long Island weather: Cloudy Thursday ahead of rain on Friday

Long Island weather: Cloudy Thursday ahead of rain on Friday

As of Wednesday afternoon, the weekly rainfall total is almost eight inches, which is 20 percent of the yearly average rain in Missouri. The expected rainfall has been included in the current river forecasts. A slow moving system is taking shape with rain developing Wednesday morning and continuing, nearly non-stop through at least mid-day Thursday. The low at night will be around 51. Read More

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Topeka police officer jumps into pond to save boy

Topeka police officer jumps into pond to save boy

Bulmer quickly jumped in to the water, grabbing the boy and pulling him to safety. As he was walking towards the boy, the child falls into the water. Police said some children with autism are typically attracted to water. "I'm very grateful that everything turned out the way that it did, cause things could have been way worse", explained Jaclyn Hamby, Elijah's mother. Read More

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Iowa sheriff's deputy shot during jail escape dies

Iowa sheriff's deputy shot during jail escape dies

Correa-Carmenaty is the inmate who escaped custody Monday and is accused of fatally shooting Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Burbridge in a brief but violent flight that saw two other people injured, including another deputy. Correa-Carmenaty, a convicted felon, is accused of shooting two western Iowa deputies then escaping in a jail van before being recaptured in Nebraska had his bail set at $10 million. Read More

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Flint homeowners face foreclosure if they refuse to pay for bad water

Flint homeowners face foreclosure if they refuse to pay for bad water

Mays told NBC that she plans to go against what she believes and pay up so she can keep her family's home. While low income Flint residents are being extorted for hundreds, even thousands of dollars, the multi-billion dollar Nestlé Company - whose chairman, Peter Brabeck, thinks that water should be controlled by private corporations as a market commodity and those who can not afford to pay for it should simply die - is pumping 150 gallons a minute from Michigan's groundwater sources . Read More

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Door seems closed completely to Trump tax returns release

The plan calls for doubling the standard deduction that people can claim on their income tax returns, which would lower tax bills for some taxpayers and lead to a much simpler tax filing process for others. "President Trump should release his own tax returns if he wants to have any credibility in a debate about America's tax code", Durbin said. It's also impossible to know what sorts of new or different tax breaks will be available for child care or elder care. Read More

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Kimberling City drivers are relieved Missouri 13 bridge has re-opened

Kimberling City drivers are relieved Missouri 13 bridge has re-opened

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the victim was Clifford Brandt. Loans would be due within two years and secured by the repaired or replaced buildings and equipment. The Mississippi River running along Randolph County has been rising steadily since Saturday and was approaching major flood stage Tuesday evening. Residents and businesses located in the Levee-protected area have until noon Tuesday to evacuate. Read More

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Inquest jury recommends criminal charges against 7 Milwaukee jai

Inquest jury recommends criminal charges against 7 Milwaukee jai

Jail policy states that an inmate should have 24/7 access to water in their cell. It will be up to District Attorney John Chisholm to decide whether to charge them or not. One inmate had his water turned off on April 30, 2016 - six days after Thomas' death. Though Gov. Scott Walker has said that he will not remove Clarke from office over the incident, local civic leaders are reportedly unhappy with the sheriff's reluctance to address Thomas' in-custody death. Read More

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N. Korea conducts large-scale artillery drills on anniversary

Recent U.S. commercial satellite images indicate increased activity around North Korea's nuclear test site, and third-generation dictator Kim Jong Un has said the country's preparation for an ICBM launch is in its "final stage". Geng Shuang, a spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said in a briefing Monday that President Xi stressed in the phone conversation that China "strongly opposes any act that violates resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and hopes that the parties ... Read More

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President orders monuments review

Most recently, President Obama boasted of using the Antiquities Act more than any previous president-locking up 256 million acres of land and water in 30 separate designations. "I am fully confident that any good-faith review will reaffirm the merits of Berryessa Snow Mountain and confirm our community's support for its designation as a national monument". Read More

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Ex-SC Officer Pleads Guilty in Fatal Shooting

Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager listens as Judge Clifton Newman declares a mistrial at the Charleston County court in Charleston, S.C., December 5, 2016. Santana claimed that an officer who arrived on the scene in the aftermath of the incident demanded that he stop recording. Slager was expected to go back to trial for murder charges later this year. Read More

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EPA chief: Agency to reconsider methane emissions rule

Rumors have circulated Pruitt plans to cut the nearby Chicago EPA office and move it to Kansas, but a report stated he had no plans to visit the office and could instead attend a Cubs game. Residents of the housing complex in IN were joined by environmental activists as they protested nearby before Pruitt arrived. The Trump administration's proposed budget included a 31 percent funding cut to the EPA and a 3,200-person reduction in its workforce. Read More

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Grand Jury Recommends Criminal Charges Against Staff of Sheriff David Clarke's Jail

Grand Jury Recommends Criminal Charges Against Staff of Sheriff David Clarke's Jail

Seven staffers from a Milwaukee County jail run by outspoken sheriff David Clarke could face criminal charges in the dehydration death of an inmate who was left without water for seven days. Though Gov. Scott Walker has said that he will not remove Clarke from office over the incident, local civic leaders are reportedly unhappy with the sheriff's reluctance to address Thomas' in-custody death. Read More

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Trump questions why US Civil War had to happen

Why would that one not have been worked out?" Why indeed. For those-like the president and I-seeking to understand the complexities of today's America, Trump's query is a great opportunity for a quick refresher. Why was there a Civil War? " Really intense. I get up to bed late and I get up early", Trump said. Jackson did own approximately 150 slaves, according to the website for The Hermitage , his former plantation and occasional home in Tennessee. Read More

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White House Defends Trump On Kim, Duterte Comments

White House Defends Trump On Kim, Duterte Comments

Priebus also said , citing Mr. Trump's resolve to launch a missile attack on Syria last month in response to a poison gas attack that killed dozens of civilians. Mr Duterte past year compared himself to Adolf Hitler , saying he was "happy" to exterminate drug users, like Hitler did to millions of Jews. Watch the Full Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_Ox4D03jAc I will Kill You President Duterte Message To All Drug Lords President Duterte Affirms To Destroy Criminal.2. Read More

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Deaths mount as flooding, high winds spread across US

Authorities say two people first reported as missing have been found safe. The storms were pushing through the eastern USA on Monday and the threat for severe weather was expected to pass by the end of the evening. "The old-timers, they know how the river reacts", Cape Girardeau County emergency management director Richard Knaup said. A series of deadly storms tore across the South and Midwest this weekend, killing at least 14 people and leaving a trail of devastation in their wake. Read More

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Senate approves spending bill, averting government shutdown

Trump repeatedly insisted during the election campaign that Mexico would pay for the wall, a claim Mexican officials have vigorously rejected. Democrats are also fighting other so-called policy riders Republicans want to attach to the spending bill , including those related to abortion access, regulations on financial services professionals and one that would limit oversight of various flavors of electronic cigarettes, aides said . Read More

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Ex-officer Michael Slager to plead guilty after killing unarmed black man

Slager, who was sacked after a viral video emerged days after the April 4, 2015, shooting, was slated to go on trial in federal court in Charleston on May 15 for federal charges of civil rights violations and obstruction of justice. The hearing lasted less than 30 minutes and the courtroom was packed with members of Scott's and Slager's family, CBS affiliate WLTX reported via Twitter. Read More

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Czech prime minister announces government resignation

Czech prime minister announces government resignation

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Tuesday the resignation could be followed by a reformation of the cabinet with the same three-party center-left coalition but without Babis - or could lead to an early national election. Babis said hhi was doing business in line with law. Zeman was scheduled to meet Babis on Wednesday. Sobotka said at a scheduled press conference that he planned to file a petition to Zeman "during the current week". Read More

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Trump says he's willing to consider raising gas tax

Trump says he's willing to consider raising gas tax

Remember my explanation of a regressive vs. progressive tax structure? But that's not what Trump's plan does. In 2000, the US federal rate of 35% combined with state taxes was in the middle of the advanced-economy pack. Money would be spent on paying off debt , the purchases of new machinery and products, training, wages and more. On Monday, Mnuchin also argued that Trump's policy agenda of tax cuts, infrastructure spending and deregulation would lead to "sustained 3 percent ... Read More

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Ann Coulter Still Plans to Speak at UC Berkeley Despite Safety Concerns

Coulter reacted angrily to the cancellation on Wednesday, saying in a series of tweets that it amounted to censorship and vowing nonetheless to show up at Berkeley as scheduled. "If Berkeley wants to have free speech , they are going to get it", the spokesman, Spencer Brown, said. "Even after Coulter went along with their ruses and guises to shut down her speech, they simply announced, like Kim Jung Un, that it was cancelled". Read More

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Justice will not charge Baton Rouge officers

Sterling's family had yet to be informed of their decision as of Tuesday afternoon, the Post reports. The person was not authorized to talk publicly about the decision and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. Cherry, who lives in Baltimore, says the economic disparities exposed by the Sterling death was part of the reason why he and his Conscious Venture Lab team came to Baton Rouge. Read More

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USA strategic bombers fly over Korea early this week

Three Won Buddhist monks started a hunger strike at the Gwanghwamun square in central Seoul , a day after the deployment of part of the THAAD elements. North Korea has warned that its military is ready to "sink" the aircraft carrier "with a single strike" if needed. "If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it", Mr. Read More

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