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Senate Democrats vow to filibuster Gorsuch high court nomination

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Schumer said that he has a "strong presumption against" Gorsuch but that he would wait until after he heard the judge's formal testimony before Congress before making up his mind. He blasted Mr Gorsuch for refusing to answer "question after question after question" in hearings this week. McConnell said he plans to hold a Senate vote before lawmakers are expected to head home for Easter recess on April 7. Read More »

Senate should vote to confirm

Schumer also warned his Republican counterpart, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, against changing the Senate rules to prevent a filibuster. "Judge Gorsuch was unable to sufficiently convince me that he'd be an independent check on a president who has shown nearly no restraint from executive overreach", the minority leader noted. Read More »

London attacker 'British-born', known to security services: May

Britain'sMI5 domestic intelligence agency had warned that a terrorist attack was "highly likely" in the country since 2014, with the United Kingdom on "severe" alert. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, through a media outlet with ties to the extremist group. The Islamic State group has said through its Aaamaq news agency that the London attacker was a "soldier of the Islamic State". Read More »

3 dead, officer wounded in Louisiana shooting

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Master Trooper Brooks David says a Crowley Police officer was shot around 10:30 Wednesday night in the 400 block of Josey Street. A K-9 officer as well as a man and woman were also shot and killed. Police said they believe the man went to the Avenue G home (pictured) first and drove the first victim's vehicle to the Josey Street home. State Police are investigating Johnson's death because it is the result of an officer-involved shooting. Read More »

Barletta says he now supports GOP replacement bill for Obamacare

They promised to support and bring up for a vote legislation that Barletta will introduce to block any health care tax credits from going to undocumented immigrants. Barletta, whose 11th District includes part of Carbon County, had expressed one specific concern when he said late Monday that he couldn't support the proposal as written. Read More »

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Special Education Rights

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DETROIT (AP) - During Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's Senate confirmation hearings, one case came up repeatedly: A truck driver was sacked for leaving his trailer of meat on the side of an IL road after breaking down on a frigid night in 2009, fearing he'd freeze to death. Read More »

Dent: 'After careful deliberation, I can not support' GOP health bill

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The original version of the American Health Care Act, as the bill is called, would have curbed the deficit by an estimated $337 billion in that period. Conservatives, such as U.S. Sen. Democrats are fighting to protect ObamaCare and rooting for Republicans to fail. Here's what Pennsylvania's congressional Republicans have said publicly about how they'll vote on the Obamacare repeal bill. Read More »

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signs charter schools bill

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It makes Kentucky the 44th state nationally to allow public charter schools. Previously, the legislation had been blocked by Democrats in the state House. "It was never created to discriminate against anyone", said Robinson, who has previously pushed legislation to put copies of the Ten Commandments in public places and attach "In God We Trust" signs on the state's seal and display them in legislative committee rooms. Read More »

Manhattan murder suspect targeted black men, NYPD says

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Prosecutors believe Jackson's hatred for blacks stemmed from prior to his days to having served in the military. Jackson surrendered to police at a substation on Times Square just after midnight on Wednesday, according to the New York Times , telling officers, " I'm the person you're looking for ". Read More »

Cop in LaQuan McDonald Shooting Case Gets 16 New Counts

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Special prosecutor Joseph McMahon did not give an explanation for the new charges on Thursday. He had previously been charged with six counts of first degree murder and a count of official misconduct. The shooting took place in October 2014 but charges weren't filed until a year ago after a dash cam video of the shooting was made public, prompting protests across the country. Read More »

Kansas' Roberts apologizes for mammogram comment

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Congress is slated to vote on the bill, which would repeal and replace President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. "I sure don't want my mammogram benefits taken away", Roberts joked, according to the website. Because men have breast tissue, they can also develop breast cancer . One would think Republicans like Roberts, who usually have strong anti-abortion stances, would at least advocate for government spending to help the women whom they'd like to force into having children. Read More »

Utah adopting nation's toughest drunken driving law

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Acknowledging those statistics, Herbert said he wants to see lawmakers toughen penalties for distracted driving and increase enforcement of existing traffic safety laws. He compared the move to similar laws other countries such as Italy and France have put in place, and responded that he does not agree with critics that the law is mainly being pushed by Mormons who do not drink. Read More »

Ian Kinsler complimentary of WBC's goal, differing styles of play

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That would be the last batter that Stroman would face and he exited to a thunderous ovation of the Dodgers crowd of just over 51,000. Most of the best teams in the tournament are stocked with Major Leaguers, while some of the countries populated their rosters with minor leaguers, players in leagues in the native countries, and in some cases, retired big leaguers. Read More »

Kansas Shooting: Accused Appears Before Court

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Spicer said the Trump administration believes the way to stem such crimes is by continuing to "call them out" and by engaging with law enforcement. Meanwhile, US State Department has also expressed sorrow over the shooting. An Indian engineer, Kuchibhotla was earlier on February 22 shot to death in Kansas in an alleged racial attack, after the gunman was heard shouting "get out of my country". Read More »

Florida Woman Arrested After 3-year-old Shoots Gun At School

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She discovered that the window was broken and asked around if someone else was by the vehicle. The woman told investigators she went to the front of the church to see if anyone had seen anyone near her vehicle, still unaware of what had happened, the report said. Read More »

Congressman Dent says he will vote against GOP health care plan

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The entitlement program predominantly helps the poor and now has an open-ended funding stream. The White House says there is no "Plan-B" and that this measure must go through. Most of the debate has been about what would happen to premiums-but for consumers, it's total out-of-pocket costs that matter. "It empowers skeptical groups in his party, particularly the Freedom Caucus, and emboldens them to challenge Ryan on future bills". Read More »

Republican Health Care Reform Bill on Life Support

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Moderate Republicans were concerned about potential pushback from voters who might lose coverage or face increased costs. The delay marks a setback for Trump, who is seeking his first major legislative victory and who campaigned on a promise to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's landmark 2010 law, formally known as the Affordable Care Act. Read More »

Long Island Man Sexually Assaulted 2-Year-Old, Stabbed 2 Women

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Police were then contacted and when Hempstead Police arrived, they found Alvarado-Ventura asleep, police said. She left the bar and was confronted by Alvarado-Ventura in the rear parking lot where police say he began punching and kicking her, then pulled a knife and stabbed her multiple times causing her to sustain a collapsed lung. Read More »

Democrats should make a deal on Gorsuch

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The third day of confirmation hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, continued along similar lines of questioning and failed to spark high drama. Neil Gorsuch appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Grassley argued that "no one - not even the President - is above the law", cand asked Gorsuch if it would be problematic for him to decide against the President. Read More »

Government Says Trump DC Hotel Lease is OK

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General Services Administration said on Thursday. Trump signed the lease in 2014, redeveloping the signature Pennsylvania Avenue property into a luxury hotel. Instead, the letter says, the money will be put back into the hotel. Tribe said that the arrangement is "essentially parking the profits" in the hotel business "until Trump leaves the presidency". Read More »

Suspect in fatal deputy shooting identified

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It's a tragic night for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. Wiley allegedly gave a 15-year-old girl a tattoo without parental consent and also raped her. ©2017 The Advocate , Baton Rouge , La. Police Chief of Baton Rouge Carl Dabadie, told everyone that they should be praying for Anderson's family and for his soul. Read More »

Walker announces candymaker Haribo to build near Kenosha

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The HARIBO project is expected to be completed in 2020 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, just 45 miles north of Chicago. In making this announcement, Wisconsin Gov. HARIBO is best known for producing the popular "GoldBear" gummy bears sold around the world. The company, still led by Riegel family, has almost 7,000 employees worldwide who produce 100 million gummy bears a day. Read More »

Wild sign Wisconsin captain Kunin

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The native of Chesterfield, Missouri, was a first-round draft pick by the Wild a year ago. The native of Chesterfield, Mo., ranked second amongst Big Ten players in goals, and tied for second in shorthanded goals. He scored 41 goals and 70 points in 69 games over two seasons with the Badgers. He also captained the gold medal-winning Team USA IHF World Juniors. Read More »

Bigwigs chip in for Meals on Wheels

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Meals on Wheels volunteer Rich Homerick, of Longmont, loads meals into coolers at the Longmont Senior Center on Tuesday before delivering them to people in the Nelson Park area. "To feed 65 people on the amount they give us is nearly impossible". "That's like three times the amount we usually have", he said. The fact is, most Meals on Wheels operations nationwide rely more on volunteers and local donations than on funding from HUD. Read More »

Woman says she saw missing daughter assaulted on Facebook Live

Detectives were conducting interviews, Guglielmi added. She was last seen wearing a pink sweatshirt and a green jacket, according to a news release. "It's disgusting. Police did not immediately have details on the video. Police said a missing person's report was filed at Austin in November 2016, but she was found a short time later. Read More »

How many times has President Donald Trump played golf while in office?

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The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua Miller. Since taking office on January 20, 2017, Mr. Trump has reportedly been on the grounds of his golf courses 11 times since becoming President, and that's as of March 19. Read More »

Why? Randall Coffland and his St Charles twin daughters shot dead

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Charles, but it's unclear what sparked Friday's violence. The girls' mother, Anjum Coffland , was also shot but survived the incident, which police are calling a domestic disturbance. "This is a very hard scene for the first responders to work with", Deputy police Chief David Kintz said in a news release. ''It's kind of unnerving to realize that someone you were so close with, and could see in a day, and could be gone in a matter of hours" ,  Ally Siebrasse , a friend of the twins, told ... Read More »

Photos of female United States marines shared on Facebook without consent

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The women say they were victimized on the "Marine's United" page, which is now under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service . "I love the Marine Corps", she said, "but after seeing that, I wouldn't re-enlist". The Facebook group reportedly had almost 30,000 followers, mostly active-duty U.S. Marines, Marine Corps veterans and British Royal Marines. Despite the social media group being shut down, the investigation and Congress' interest in the case, some of the group's old ... Read More »

Medical Marijuana Bill Dies in House Subcommittee

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But most importantly, the statement addresses the evolution of socio-political change occurring stating, "the formation of this caucus is a testament to how far our country has come on the issue of cannabis policy". While many cannabis opponents feared that legalization would increase use among teens, it would appear that it's senior citizens whose use has dramatically increased. Read More »

Late Oklahoma Green Beret Arrives Stateside For Interment At Arlington

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Filming the incident, Williams recorded the moment Tara greeted her husband's coffin. The video of the intimate, tragic moment was backed by the soundtrack of sobs coming from inside the airplane cabin. He deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan seven times, earning two Bronze stars, four Good Conduct Medals and was posthumously awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal for his work in central Africa, the Army Times reported . Read More »

Teen's body found after snowmobile falls through icy lake

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Authorities said a father and his teenage son also fell through the ice on the lake in nearby Alton. He was hospitalized with hypothermia. Saturday evening, dive teams were still searching for at least one person in Alton, hurrying to find clues before darkness set in. Read More »