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Red Cross Asks For Donors After Winter Blood Shortage

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She says seeing other people help the community inspired her to do the same. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides worldwide humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. Read More »

Oddsmakers: Arizona Wildcats among favorites to win national championship

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He coached for eight years at Xavier before taking a job with the U of A. And, Miller is still friends with Xavier Coach Chris Mack. This year, Xavier is an 11 seed due to some injuries, but that doesn't mean Arizona can overlook them. "Zach was huge for us", Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss said after the Northwestern game. "I just try to keep him up, keep his spirits up, keep his confidence high and let him know there's going to be ups and downs". Read More »

As House Obamacare Repeal Vote Nears, Texas Republicans Remain Split

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Pence praised conservatives for their "engagement" in the process and said the American people will owe them a debt of gratitude for their efforts to improve the legislation. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) another Freedom Caucus member, said he wasn't moved by Trump, either. He says, "We're going to be there to help these people for taking a principled stand". Read More »

Family From Viral BBC Video Speak Out

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Pusan National University professor Robert Kelly was conducting the interview using Skype from his home office in South Korea when his 4-year-old daughter, Marion , interrupted, bopping happily into the room to see her father. "It's amusing", Kelly told James Menendez , the BBC presenter who conducted the original interview, reports the Guardian. "I was just hoping you guys might cut it on your end and I was just sort of maintaining a straight face hoping to get through it", he added. Read More »

John Calipari, Mark Stoops sign 2-year extensions with Kentucky

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Stoops was paid $3.5 million for the 2016 season, and his salary will rise each year of the remaining deal by $250,000. In the a year ago of the contract extension, and barring any additional tweaking, Stoops could earn $4.75 million. His guaranteed compensation for the current year is $3.5 million, with a $250,000 increase in each successive year through 2022. If it reaches a CFP semifinal game, Stoops will receive $300,000 as a new incentive. Read More »

New Reports Of Manafort Ties To Russia Are Not Surprising

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A senior White House official told Fox News the Trump campaign wasn't aware Manafort - who helped Trump amass and retain delegates during the primary process and served as campaign chairman from April through August - had previously dealt with Deripaska. Read More »

LI representatives split in GOP health care bill decision

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Democrats argue that without the requirements, many Americans would be forced to buy bare-bones plans that would leave huge gaps in coverage and expose them to severe financial risk. So they're having a procedural argument, but it also is about substance. "Every vote you pick up on the right, you lose two on the left". He told them it wasn't just the nation's health care system that was on the line, but also their own employment. Read More »

Spring has sprung with warmer temperatures

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Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. After an overnight low around 20, Wednesday should be mostly sunny, with a high near 38 and northeast winds around 5 miles per hour. and 2 p.m. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Tuesday afternoon temperatures will be much cooler compared to Monday . Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Read More »

The Cheester Egg Is The Perfect Antidote To Chocolate This Easter

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Food blogger Annem Hobson created the ultimate Easter egg which will give any chocolate Easter Egg a run for its money. Anyone who gets weak in the knees over cheese can now spend the long weekend munching their way through the Cheester Egg - the alt-Easter treat made entirely from artisan cheese. Read More »

California says GOP health bill would cost state billions

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The White House and Republican leaders are wary of violating Senate budgetary procedures, which could hold up the legislation in the upper chamber after a vote in the House. "Our leadership is going to put forth a bill that does not address any of the concerns in a meaningful way and will dare us to vote against it", Meadows told Axios Monday. Read More »

BJP Urges EC to Remove Words 'Aam Aadmi' From Delhi Govt Schemes

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On Wednesday, the panel directed Delhi government and the commissioners of the three corporations to remove or obscure within 48 hours all instances of "aam aadmi" appearing in the names of government amenities and services. Interestingly, many massive statues of Mayawati, and of the elephants that are her political symbol, at Ambedkar parks in Lucknow and Noida were covered up in 2012. Read More »

Correa's monster blast leads Puerto Rico to final against USA

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Alas, only certain teams get knocked for it. Puerto Rico edged the Netherlands 4-3 in 11 innings Monday. That means Indians fans who have been awaiting Francisco Lindor 's return to Goodyear can watch him on the world stage tonight, when his Puerto Rican squad looks to remain undefeated and advance to the finals of the tournament. Read More »

This new test can predict onset of Alzheimer's disease

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Anders Dale, Professor at University of California in San Diego explained, "From a clinical perspective, the polygenic hazard score provides a novel way not just to assess an individual's lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer's, but also to predict the age of disease onset". Read More »

How will your representative vote on healthcare bill?

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Meadows chairs the House Freedom Caucus, and several members of the conservative group expressing opposition to the plan . Reports are leaking out Wednesday evening that the White House and House leaders are now open to including EHB repeal in the bill. Read More »

Celebrating Small Business Development Centers

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On March 22, 1977, the Small Business Development Center Act was introduced in the United State Senate. Angelo State University's Small Business Development Center (ASU-SBDC) announced today that Bryan Vincent, partner and CEO of Principal LED, as the recipient of the San Antonio District U.S. Read More »

Rep. Devin Nunes: Feds 'Legally' Surveilled Trump Transition Team

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Earlier this month, Trump claimed on Twitter that he was wiretapped by the Obama administration. This was, Nunes himself asserted, apparently legal; under FISA rules, this would generally have occurred if those staffers were in communication, "incidental" or otherwise, with foreign targets of an investigation. Read More »

Mickey: Great weather for the first day of spring

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Northeast wind about 6 miles per hour. TUESDAY - Partly to mostly cloudy. Skies will be cloudy with a high near 48 degrees. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Winds could gust as high as 21 miles per hour. Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Highs 46 to 52. Read More »

England captain: Gareth Southgate plots future without Wayne Rooney

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Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling and Jesse Lingard have all been pictured working hard at St George's ahead of England's game against Germany on Wednesday night. "I think they can get far in an global tournament, unless they meet Germany along the way". "So, the level and the step to big global matches is minimal". Read More »

James McClean to wear number five jersey

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There will also be a special tribute for McBride ahead of Friday's clash with Wales at the Aviva Stadium. In the wake of McBride's death, McClean took to Instagram to pen an emotional tribute to his former team-mate, who died from now unknown causes. Read More »

Wall Street sinks on fears of delays to Trump tax cuts

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Nike's stock fell $4.09, or 7.1 percent, to $53.92, its biggest loss since June 2012. Technology shares led the day's gains, advancing 0.8% in the strongest increase among the S&P sectors. Treasuries were last up 9/32 in price to yield 2.441 per cent, the lowest yield since March 1. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies dipped 0.95 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,345.60. Read More »

Salem Named 9th Fattest City in America

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Despite its love of food - the not-so healthy stuff like deep-dish pizza, hot dogs and Italian beef - Chicago and other IL towns ranked nearly dead-center on a list of the 100 fattest cities in the country. 33. The study looked at 17 key factors to rank each of the 100 cities. By at least one figure , it's estimated that at over 70 percent of Americans are overweight or obese, presenting a health risk due to the high proportion of body fat. Read More »

Countdown begins for next Black Stars coach

Former Ghana worldwide Kuuku Dadzie has justified, but only by words, why he is the best of four local coaches to have applied for the vacant Black Stars job. Only four local coaches are reported to have applied for the job with fans' favourite Kwesi Appiah enjoying massive media backing to return as Black Stars coach. Read More »

Baby born with extra legs thriving after surgery

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Her foster mother, Nancy Swabb of Chicago, says her family learned about Dominique on social media and knew instantly they wanted to help. "When we met sweet Dominique she came on three flights to get here". "She wasn't able to do some of the things that normal little kids do, like turn over and sit up and all those types of things". "It's as if the identical twin sort of dove into her body from the back and the only part sticking out were the hips and legs, said John Ruge, MD, who was part ... Read More »

AIIMS autopsy rules out foul play in JNU student's death

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We pray that God be with his family at this critical time", Kumar had tweeted. "First time students from SC, ST reaching to the level university joining M. A senior police officer said that the autopsy report of the AIIMS stated that the Dalit research scholar had died due to asphyxia and no injury mark was found on his body. Read More »

Illinois Legislature Says No to Proposed Holiday Honoring Obama

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The legislation would cost roughly $3.2 million in personnel expenses to state employees for holiday pay and the state would lose around $16 million in productivity from state workers benefiting from a paid non-working holiday. I think it's appropriate, but I have a couple of questions about how we are doing it", Rep. Steve Andersson said. According to a Mercatus Center review , IL is among the bottom five states with the worst budget crises in the nation. Read More »

Health Insurance Lobby Backs Trumpcare Revisions

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Will they feel betrayed? However, knowing if this is the tax break or if there is another tax break that more explicitly favors wealthy people, would change my opinion of the bill. Obamacare requires that these unhealthy people can not be treated differently than anyone else, which results in healthier and younger people paying even higher premiums. Read More »

Poll dates altered due to CBSE exams

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The votes will be counted on April 26, three days after the polls. "As a result, we have also postponed the date for counting by a day to April 26", State Election Commissioner S K Srivastava told PTI. April 3 would be the last date for filing nominations. Scrutiny of nominations will take place on April 5. The counting of the Municipal Corporation Election was to be done on April 25. Read More »

United States surveillance inadvertently picked up Trump transition team, lawmaker says

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Most of the information was collected "incidentally" during the transition, from November through January, Rep. Devin Nunes said at a press conference Wednesday. . The surveillance was apparently unrelated to an ongoing FBI counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump campaign aides coordinated with Russian intelligence agencies that sought to interfere in the 2016 presidential race, Nunes said. Read More »

Hunt for venomous cobra underway in Florida neighborhood

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Residents were alerted about the loose snake and encouraged to contact the FWC if they happened to spot it in the area. Residents are being told not to go out looking for the snake, which is reclusive by nature but could strike out if it feels threatened. Read More »

Neil Gorsuch faces third day before Congress

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insisted that since a presidential campaign was underway it was the right of the next president to fill the opening, and his gamble paid off when Trump won the election and chose Gorsuch . These confirmation hearings have been created to let us know as much as possible about each candidate, so that Congress can then make informed, thoughtful decisions - and not be rushed into votes our nation might spend years regretting. Read More »

Neil Gorsuch Emotionally Thanks His Wife At SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing

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An emotional moment came when Dick Durbin confronted Gorsuch over an allegation that he asked his law students if they knew a woman who had taken maternity benefits and left the country. Neal K. Katyal, who served as acting solicitor general in the Obama administration and is representing Hawaii in its challenge to President Trump's travel suspension, said about Judge Gorsuch , "This is a first-rate intellect and a fair and decent man". Read More »