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Virginia wins 3rd straight NCAA men's tennis title over UNC


Virginia opened the match by taking the doubles point, which was the first time all tournament the Tar Heels failed to do so. Now, all that has changed for UNC. MSU's highest finish in the singles bracket has been the quarterfinals, with three appearances by Thomas Dupre (1998), Joc Simmons (1994), and Laurent Orsini (1994). Read More »

CBO: Republicans' AHCA Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured


Dick Durbin, the Democratic Whip, said in a statement, "No wonder the Republicans were afraid of the CBO analysis". The GOP legislation will still increase the number of uninsured by millions: 23 million people will lose their coverage under the revised GOP bill, about 1 million less than a prior version, according to CBO's projection. Read More »

Maryland teen banned from Christian HS graduation because she's pregnant


The best way to love her right now is to hold her accountable for her immorality that began this situation". Runkles' father once sat on the Heritage board and recused himself from decisions involving his daughter. But she remains put off by her school's actions. Maddi Runkles, a student at the Heritage Academy in Hagerstown, Maryland, has been removed from her position as the president of the Student Council after the school discovered that she was pregnant. Read More »

Lawmakers work through the night on state budget


The Legislature scrambled to finish a two-year spending plan but ran out of time as Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and top Republicans struggled to find agreement on major pieces of the budget. A provision prohibiting mandatory student fees at Minnesota State and University of Minnesota campuses have been replaced by a student vote requirement on increases of more than 2 percent. Read More »

Kenilworth Public Library Summer Reading Program to Open June 12


The Fratello Marionettes will perform a "Mother Goose Land" show at 6:30 p.m. The local tutoring program, Rochester Reading Champions , continues to grow because of community support, according to the Rochester Public Library. Anyone may register at a library branch or online . Book shelves at the library. " Also for teens only are weekly drop-in programs and gift card giveaways". Read More »

Michael Flynn's Businesses To Be Subpoenaed

Warner, a Democrat, said that the subpoenas were issued Tuesday afternoon for Flynn Intel, LLC. and Flynn Intel, Inc., two Alexandria, Va. -based consulting firms that Flynn started after he left the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014. That document had asked him to provide a wide array of records regarding his contacts with Russians and Russian business interests. It added that Trump had continued to defend Flynn even after firing the aide for lying about his contacts with Russian Federation ... Read More »

Hannity backs off story about slain DNC staffer

Chicago-based has suspended advertising on Sean Hannity's Fox News show. Doesn't he get it? Hannity's Twitter missive came in response to Media Matters, a liberal watchdog group, publishing a list of advertisers for Hannity's show and urging individuals to pressure those companies to drop their ads. Read More »

Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee in open hearing

Chairman of the committee, Senator Richard Burr, said he hoped the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's testimony would "clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media". But Comey has declined to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which also extended him an invitation to testify, according to that committee's chairman and ranking member. Read More »

Tornado warning issued for county until 4:30 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for all of Southeast Georgia. Primary threats include, possible tornadoes, scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 miles per hour, isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible. Read More »

Iran's President: Syrian Crisis Should Be Resolved through Peaceful Means

He says the Islamic Republic still is waiting to understand what the Trump administration wants. Mr Rouhani dismissed the criticism and said it was actually Iran and its allies that were fighting terrorists. "Those who provide consultations or advice to the Americans, unfortunately, they are the rulers who either push America awry or with money, they just buy some people in America". Read More »

Former Senator Lieberman no longer front-runner for Federal Bureau of Investigation director


What's unclear is whether Trump's often combative relationship with the intelligence community and his treatment of former FBI Director James Comey would make the job less appealing to qualified candidates. Resistance from some senators has given the White House pause, and there is concern about nominating a politician to the post . He still maintains ties with Republicans, however, this year testifying on behalf of two Trump nominees in confirmation hearings: Betsy DeVos, the education ... Read More »

Wenstrup 'optimistic' on Trump budget

Harold Rogers, R-Ky. At least two senators referred to Tuesdays' White House budget as " dead on arrival " in their chamber ... and those two are Republicans. Specifically, the Trump budget proposal reduces SNAP by 29 percent; it cuts the Children's Health Insurance Program by 19 percent; it cuts Medicaid by 17 percent. Read More »

Heavy rains still a factor Monday night

SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies and a few rain showers linger, with an overnight low temperature of 65 degrees. Partly sunny, with a high near 82 degrees. A cold front will provide a couple PM showers or storms on Sunday . Wednesday Night .Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. The cooler-than-average, wetter-than-average month of May will continue with yet another cool down and yet more rain chances just in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Read More »

Dems speak against GOP health care bill


It's yet another case where Republicans could seriously damage voters' opinions of them, but no decent person can root for that because it would involve hurting so many people first. "The only way we estimate we could sustain those costs is cutting services or potentially cutting jobs", Liss-Katz said. Erasing Obama's health care law was a top promise of Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, and by congressional GOP candidates since its 2010 enactment. Read More »

Donald Trump 2018 budget proposal: Key highlights

SHARON PARROTT: This budget really lay to rest any belief that the president is looking out for the people the economy has left behind. The administration's motive is to get as many people back into the workforce as possible in an effort to spur economic growth, said OMB Director Mick Mulvaney . Read More »

Vermont governor rejects recreational pot bill


Phil Scott (R) has vetoed legislation that would have legalized marijuana for recreational use, delivering a blow to legalization backers who hoped Vermont would be the next domino to fall. It's the second legalization measure in as many years to win significant support among Vermont lawmakers and then fall just short of becoming law. Vermont lawmakers are working to find a compromise with Republican Gov. Read More »

Miami 'Joker' Accused of Pointing Loaded Gun at Cars


Lawrence Patrick Sullivan was arrested Tuesday night, according to WPEC , after police got reports of someone with the unique description pointing a gun at cars. The tattoo is similar to the imagery in the The Dark Knight, where the late Heath Ledger portrayed the Joker. Among the man's face tattoos are the words "Joker" stenciled across his forehead, next to a Batman logo with profanity scribbled within it. Read More »

Brokering Peace Calls for Vision, Strategy, Determination and Action — APN to Trump

We learn nothing about the Trump's marriage by seeing them not hold hands. The status of Jerusalem is ultra-sensitive and has been among the most hard issues in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, stalled since April 2014. "'The very first big issue that President Trump is dealing with overseas is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict". But there are too many indications that President Trump lacks the patience, the strategy and the staff to launch the kind of serious, committed ... Read More »

SF ranks 3rd among U.S. cities for parks and access


San Francisco earned five park benches, a ideal score and 0.5 of a point higher than previous year , beating out every other Bay Area city. The conservation group ranked the cities 1 and 2 on its 2017 ParkScore Index released Wednesday. Read More »

Trump budget: Cuts for poor, more for military


The budget sought USD 1.5 trillion in nondefense discretionary cuts and USD 1.4 trillion in Medicaid cuts over the course of a decade, while adding almost half a trillion dollars to defense spending, reports the Hill. "You have to have compassion for folks who are receiving the federal funds, but also you have to have compassion for the folks who are paying it", he told reporters. Read More »

Students Walk Out of Mike Pence's Commencement Speech at Notre Dame

They advised students on how to protest: 'Walk away from Pence quietly, in confidence, with your head up high, taking your time . A spokesperson for South Bend Equality confirmed to Campus Reform that about 350-400 people attended the rally, #ProtestPenceSB , where protesters held up signs such as "Immigrants Get the Job Done", and "I Stand With Planned Parenthood". Read More »

Rouhani: S.Arabia needs ballot boxes not arms

In Tehran , Iranian state television reported Monday that Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani , a son of the influential late former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, won more than 1.7 million votes to come in first among the council candidates. "On his first day of reelection Rouhani's government has gifted the Iranian nation with the shadow of War", Hossein Shariatmadari, editor-in-chief of the Keyhan newspaper, considered to be the mouthpiece of hardliners and arch-conservatives, said on Sunday. Read More »

Trump says it's possible he could pick FBI head by next week


The White House first said this week that Trump made the move because of a negative memo about Comey from the Justice Department , only to have the president later say he made the decision before seeing the memo. Nearly all of them are very well-known", Trump said aboard the plane that took him to Lynchburg, Virginia, where he gave the commencement address at Liberty University. Read More »

Drake beats Adele's Billboard Awards record


Celine Dion brought the house down with her anniversary rendition of the Titanic love theme, " My Heart Will Go On ", but even she had to stop and pay respects to Cher during Sunday's Billboard Music Awards . Check out the full list of Drizzy's accolades from the 2017 Billboard Music Awards below. An emotional and more grown-up Miley Cyrus , performing her latest hit, "Malibu": "I wanna thank you with all of my heart, for a brand new start". Read More »

Cause of death determined in Toni Anderson case


North Kansas City Police released dash cam video Tuesday of their early morning traffic stop of Toni Anderson . They found her body inside. She was on her way to meet up with a friend, but police say she never made it. She had vanished on January 15 after she left work at the Chrome club in Kansas City, just after 4 a.m. Video, from the squad car's dashcam, shows the cop tell Anderson she "heading the wrong way" down a two-way street, and 'into on-coming traffic'. Read More »

Trump and Pope Francis: A Meeting of the Disruptors


The two men's often opposite worldviews collided head-on early a year ago, when Francis was sharply critical of Trump's ca. Ivanka Trump , a convert to Orthodox Judaism, wore a head-scarf at the Vatican, too. "Because I think there is a mutual interest to close all the polemics of the past and to start working together", said Massimo Franco, author and political analyst for leading daily Corriere della Sera. Read More »

Brush fire near Leavenworth grows in size; evacuations in place


Approximately 200 personnel including a helicopter and two air tankers were working on the fire Tuesday and some crews were working overnight. As of 10 p.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Fire broke out at Spromberg Canyon near Leavenworth this afternoon. Fire size has been confirmed at 5 acres in size and is primarily confined to the Brender log yard on the Leavenworth side of Spromberg Canyon Road. Read More »

Man sickened by nacho cheese in botulism outbreak dies


Authorities said Friday all 10 people sickened were hospitalized. According to a GoFundMe set up by his family, he'd been on a ventilator in the hospital for a few weeks, and eventually fell into a coma. VIDEO:: 5 confirmed cases of botulism from Northern California gas station food _ PROGNOSIS Experts advise seeking urgent medical care. Nine others also got ill from the cheese, which has since been removed from the gas station and no longer poses a public risk. Read More »

Brennan: Trump And Russia Raise 'Unresolved Questions'

Any possible collusion is now being pursued by the bureau, as well as separate House and Senate investigations. Former CIA Director John Brennan says Russia has a history of trying to "suborn individuals" and he anxious last summer about the number of contacts Russian officials were having with Americans. Read More »

Military presence stepped up as Britain faces raised threat

I mean the British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity, the element of surprise, so it is irritating if it gets released from other sources and I have been very clear with our friends that should not happen again". Read More »

The Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed two of Michael Flynn's businesses

But Brennan told the House intelligence committee on Tuesday that President Donald Trump would have violated protocol if he shared such information with Russian officials in the Oval Office spontaneously. He was paid $45,000 by RT, the Russia-owned media outlet, to appear at a gala in Moscow in December 2015. According to the investigators' report, Flynn also claimed he had "insubstantial contact" with foreign nationals, though he sat at the same table as Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read More »

Pennsylvania's United States senators react to Trump's proposed budget

He calls it "immoral". The president's proposal would fulfill his campaign promise of leaving Social Security retirement benefits and Medicare untouched while increasing national security spending. He said future Pentagon budgets would be built around the ongoing review of the National Defense Strategy and would likely ask for more money for boosting the size of the military and modernizing its equipment. Read More »

Strong storms, tornadoes possible in parts of Deep South


The watch is in effect until 11 a gold front pushes through the area. Our unsettled weather pattern ramps up Wednesday with a severe storm and tornado risk from late morning into the afternoon. Multiple waves of showers and thunderstorms are expected to impact much of Upstate South Carolina, northeast Georgia, and portions of western North Carolina this afternoon through Wednesday. Read More »