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Spicer Distances Trump Campaign 'Hangers-on' Regarding Russia's Election Interference

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And it's a spectacle worth watching. Manafort joined Trump's campaign in March 2016 , and was promoted to campaign chairman in April following the dismissal of manager Corey Lewandowski. The inquiry includes "individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts". Read More »

President Trump To Nominate Judge Amul Thapar To Sixth Circuit

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Thapar - a judge on the US District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky since 2008- has long had support from McConnell, who introduced Thapar at confirmation hearings when he was nominated to the Kentucky district court and, before that, when he was nominated to serve as a US attorney in Kentucky. Read More »

DTE: All power to be restored by 11:30 pm Monday

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Although restoration crews are accustomed to working in inclement weather, the snow and icy road conditions in addition to time-consuming repairs slowed efforts on Monday, officials said. He said they moved food from the refrigerator to the auto to keep it cold, while other food is a complete loss. "It's been a frustrating process", said Robinson, adding that he and his 7-year-old daughter are staying with a relative. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers tonight, March 22

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Wilson Chandler returned from a four-game absence with a pulled groin to score 18-points and also provide solid defense on LeBron James as the four-time league MVP was held to just 18 points. But in the only game he's started since All-Star weekend, those numbers drastically change. The Nuggets doubled that cushion thanks in part to Richard Jefferson's face slap of Juancho Hernangomez for a flagrant foul. Read More »

Black lawmakers say they had candid conversation with Trump

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Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, the caucus chairman, said that he and five executive committee members have accepted Trump's invitation to discuss issues related to the African American community, including the president's proposed budget, education, criminal justice reform and health care. Read More »

Ohio Pilot and Wife Die of Suspected Fentanyl Overdose

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Halye, 36, of Centerville , and wife Courtney Halye, 34, were found dead Thursday by their four children. According to police, a pilot and his wife died of an apparent fentanyl overdose in their Centerville home. The police requested medics, according to CBS News, who took Courtney Hayle to the hospital to receive medical treatment. The Dayton Daily News reports that the coroner's preliminary findings suggest that the couple might have overdosed on heroin or fentanyl. Read More »

Teens arrested in alleged shooting plot at California school

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The exact nature of the tweets was not disclosed. The teen from Chino High School is now detained inside a San Bernardino juvenile facility until further notice. Investigators recovered evidence that allegedly shows two students had planned what police are calling "an active shooter-type incident". Columbine High School outside Denver was the scene of one of the nation's worst massacres. Read More »

Democrats Grill a Cautious Neil Gorsuch on Privacy Rights

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Democrats' liberal supporters are demanding they do everything within their power to stop Mr Gorsuch. WikipediaToday the Senate Judiciary Committee begins confirmation hearings on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Hardwick . "Despite all of this, you're entitled to be judged on the merits", he added. Shortly after the decision, Gorsuch pointed to the case as an example of those where he doesn't like the result, but followed circuit court precedent. Read More »

Gorsuch Pressed on Abortion as He Moves Toward High Court Seat

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But the allegations also prompted Gorsuch supporters to spring to his defense. It was a more shameful moment than most - but indicative of the level of Democratic desperation. It would be grossly improper "if someone sitting at this table, in order to get confirmed, had to make promises or commitments about how they would rule in a case that is now pending and likely to make its way to the Supreme Court", Gorsuch said. Read More »

Gorsuch: Roe v Wade is "a precedent of the Supreme Court"

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Supporters state that he is a ideal successor to Justice Antonin Scalia because both men share this philosophy. Gorsuch was tapped by Trump to take the seat vacated by the late Antonin Scalia, who died in February 2016. When I have seen individuals who have needed representation, as a judge when I have gotten handwritten pro se filing, [when] I have seen something that might have merit in it, I picked up the phone and have gotten a lawyer for that person. Read More »

Student on Spring Break fatally shot during rap video filming

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Police in Washington D.C. say an 18-year-old college student from Prince George's County was an innocent bystander in a fatal shooting. Washington, D.C. I saw blood on top of her chest". She was "bright, intelligent and talented" and was "great to be around", Dalger said. Her family said she was a participant in the Maryland State Police Cadet Program and loved fashion and basketball. Read More »

Neil Gorsuch Appears to See Marriage, Abortion as Established Rights

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Hayes, in which the high court ruled that the First Amendment did not protect reporters from testifying before a grand jury. Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's pick to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court, was asked at Tuesday's Senate confirmation hearing whether he agreed with longstanding precedent when it came to libel and defamation. Read More »

Vermont Marijuana Legalization Bill Passes Key Hurdle

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Rep. Scott Slater (D-Providence), sponsor of House Bill 5555 , and Sen. U.S. Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas says despite proposed changes to the federal healthcare bill introduced by Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan, he still can not back the measure. Read More »

Hatch questions Gorsuch about religious freedom in Supreme Court confirmation hearing

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Gorsuch declined to weigh in on a handful of past discrimination cases handled by the Supreme Court, including Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire, which limited the ability of women to seek equal pay, and Gross v. Gorsuch did not directly answer the question. "Our only task is to decide whether the decision was an illegal one". What kind of tough questioning did he have to face during his confirmation hearing? "See, there was no heater in the truck, and according to his recollection, it was ... Read More »

Wenger: No agreement with Ozil & Sanchez, talks on hold

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Negotiations have stumbled since the autumn, with the club way off what the players want. Speaking to beIN Sports , Wenger had no news about his own future at the club other than saying he would remain committed and "completely focused" for as long as he stayed. Read More »

Ryan's legacy as speaker on line with health care vote

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Ryan, his party's vice presidential nominee in 2012 and perhaps a future White House hopeful, understands the stakes, calling the vote "a rendezvous with destiny". It also said that 24 million fewer people would be insured by 2026. Don't worry about our procedures, he says; repeal as much of O-Care as you can and we'll worry about getting the bill through here. Read More »

A timeline of how shootings unfolded in northern Wisconsin

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Police including a SWAT team responded Wednesday to shootings reported just minutes apart at three nearby locations in northern Wisconsin. Wausau Police Captain Todd Baeten could not confirm any details of the situation, only that the apartment building is still being secured by multiple law enforcement departments. Read More »

State Police Detectives Investigate Untimely Death of Baby

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State Police are investigating the discovery of a dead baby found in a bag this morning at Bristol Reservoir #4 today in Harwinton. Police said they were called around 10:40 a.m. "Just to know this poor child was not given the same opportunity that children should be given and just disregarded as trash and it just breaks my heart". Read More »

Kentucky Governor Signs Charter Schools Bill Into Law

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Kentucky has officially become the 44th state to allow charter schools, after years of steadfast resistance to allowing the publicly funded, but independently operated schools to open. Sen. Mitch McConnell applauded the passage of the legislation last week. The first Kentucky charter school is not expected to open until 2018-19. Read More »

Trump's Health-Care Bill Is Officially on Life Support

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Even as Ryan said he felt confident about the health bill's prospects in the House, a leading conservative lawmaker told the C-Span "Newsmakers" program that there were now 40 Republican "no" votes in the House. Trump, staking the early months of his presidency on meeting his campaign vow to overturn Obamacare, told lawmakers this was their best chance to overhaul the measure. Read More »

Governor Signs NRA-backed Personal Protection Bill in Arkansas

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When concealed-carry permits were first introduced in Arkansas in the 1990s, "everyone was arguing that the sky would fall, that no one knew how to do this and use it", the governor said. "Only criminals can find safety in gun-free zones", said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. But after opposition from the House and Senate, bill sponsor Rep. Read More »

Attacker, 3 others killed, 20 wounded in London 'terror' strike

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said the incident was "being treated as a terrorist attack until the police know otherwise". One member of the British government gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to one of those injured. "It seems that a police officer has been stabbed, that the alleged assailant was shot by armed police", he said. Mark Rowley says some 20 people have been wounded and Parliament was locked down. Read More »

Becky Hammon named finalist for Florida women's basketball head-coaching job

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She will be visiting the Gainesville campus in the next couple of days, as Florida is down to their final three candidates - with Hammon being at the top of the list. Hammon went on to the WNBA undrafted, stringing together a career of 16 years. She led the Spurs to the Las Vegas Summer League title that month, and helped develop Kyle Anderson and Jonathon Simmons, two players who are now on the Spurs roster. Read More »

Trump Tower Building Registered Late With NYC

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The skyscraper, which is now home to First Lady Melania Trump and her son Barron, is among the residential properties whose owners must register with the department by 1 September each year. Donald and Melania Trump have a penthouse in the tower and Trump's sons also maintain offices in the building. In a measure likely more relevant to Trump's business, unregistered owners, according to the city, can not go to court to take back apartments if residents fail to pay rent. Read More »

John Gotti's grandson busted with mafia big on arson charges

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An indictment also names a grandson of Gambino crime family boss John Gotti as a defendant. Gotti, 23, is now serving eight years behind bars after pleading guilty to state drug dealing charges in Queens last month. They got away with $5,491, the prosecutor said. "This office and its partners will continue to vigilantly pursue such organized violence and stop it in its tracks", said Bridget Rohde, acting U.S. Read More »

CSU board votes to raise tuition

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Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, D-Buena Park, with bipartisan support from seven fellow legislators, sent a letter Tuesday urging the CSU trustees to vote against the tuition increase. The $77.5 million in additional revenue will pay for student success initiatives including Graduation Initiative 2025 . CSU said in a statement that almost 63 percent of California State University undergraduate students, or about 255,000 undergraduates, have their tuition fully ... Read More »

Greene County woman indicted in slaying

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According a presentment, Morrison was killed by blunt force injuries. TBI said Smith was the grandmother of one of Morrison's children and during the course of their investigation, they determined Smith was a suspect in the crime. The Greene County Sheriff's Office and the TBI began investigating at the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong. Hankins said he did not yet have information regarding her court appearance and did not anticipate further charges or arrests "at this ... Read More »

Climate Kids Demand Feds Turn Over 'Wayne Tracker' (aka Rex Tillerson) Emails

Exxon said in response to the attorney general's letter that the use of the alias was "entirely proper" and was aimed at giving priority to emails from a group of senior executives. Aside from transparency concerns, the lack of media access means Tillerson's stumbles - such as parroting Chinese catchphrases about the U.S. Still, it's notable that Tillerson wants people to know that while some candidates for the job were humiliating themselves over frogs legs, he had to be talked into ... Read More »

Napolitano Gets Cut From Fox

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Other legal experts were on TV all day long, discussing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's testimony and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing. After ABC's Jonathan Karl asked Spicer about whether the president still believes Trump Tower was under surveillance by Pres. Obama, Spicer gave an 8-minute answer citing multiple media reports which Spicer hoped would prove the president correct. Read More »

USA high court hands disabled students win on education standards

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On Wednesday, Chief Justice John Roberts criticized that standard, saying it meant children would receive instruction that amounted to sitting idly, waiting to drop out. Roberts wrote that the nature of the IEP process, from the initial consultation through state administrative proceedings, ensures that parents and school representatives "will fully air their respective opinions on the degree of progress a child's IEP should pursue" and by the time any dispute reaches court, school authorities ... Read More »