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Sanders, Perez "Come Together and Fight Back" in Louisville

Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Democrats had high hopes of turning the reliably red state blue. It's also designed to create a stronger Democratic party in the wake of last year's losses to Republicans. While the Democratic Party searches for a path back to power around the country, Sanders is using his popularity to draw thousands at events to promote next-generation Democrats, though his effectiveness so far is unclear. Read More »

American Airlines Now Embroiled In Passenger-Crew Incident

This is the latest embarrassment for the airliner which has been in news for wrong reasons in recent weeks. We're told in removing the stroller, the woman was struck while holding her baby. As for the behavior of the flight attendant, the air carrier stated that the "actions of our team member captured here do not appear to reflect patience or empathy, two values necessary for customer care". Read More »

The Note: Dems fall short in Georgia

Republican Karen Handel is a former Georgia secretary of state who has allied herself with President Trump and is viewed as an establishment-friendly Republican. Crediting himself, Trump added, "Glad to be of help!" With election day 2018 being more than 18 months away, it may be a while until the Democratic Party is able to clench victory. Read More »

94% of US Voters Support Legalizing Medical Marijuana, 60% Support Recreational Legalization

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Good news for marijuana enthusiasts this 4/20: More Americans than ever before are in favor of legalizing the drug. It's a five-point increase over a year ago. The Trump administration's Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has said that pot is only "slightly less awful" than heroin, has made it clear that he is adamantly against the legalization of marijuana for both recreational and medicinal uses. Read More »

Airbnb Bill Faces Final Vote in House

Taylor hasn't said if he'll ensure that Huberty's school finance bill never makes it out of his committee. The House could simply adopt the version of the bill that passed the Senate, or a conference committee could be formed to try and reconcile the differences. Read More »

Kenyans sweep Boston Marathon

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Switzer's ardent effort at advocating running for women saw the event being included in the Los Angeles Summer Olympics of 1984. Switzer completed this year's race alongside 32,000 other runners as a 70-year-old woman in only 4:44:31, just minutes slower than her original 4 hours and 20 minutes she set 50 years prior. Read More »

NoCo, Boulder Valley unemployment rate below 3%, state hits 40-year low

The biggest month-to-month job gains happened in trade, transportation and utilities and education and health services. With 500 fewer Idahoans unemployed and 600 fewer Idahoans in the labor force, the monthly decline in both unemployment and labor force helped lower Idaho's unemployment rate to 3.5 percent, the Department of Labor said. Read More »

Bulls Look to Rebound vs. Celtics in Game 4

While I was angered at the inability of the Celtics to stop him, particularly in Game 2, a part of me gushed at the sight of Rondo once again turning in a vintage, maestro performance on the hallowed parquet floor. Michael Carter-Williams then picked up two quick fouls, forcing the Bulls to go with Canaan in the first quarter. "That was our only goal for this game was (to) just get the win no matter what for us to have a chance to make it a series", Crowder said. Read More »

Watch Rachael Leigh Cook Remake 'Brain on Drugs' Ad for 4/20

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Well, she's back with a new one and it is just as powerful as the last, but with a twist. At Green Point Creative we believe our nation's drug policy needs a serious reevaluation, so we are using our skills in strategy, creativity and world class production to generate content that seeks to educate and inspire change. Read More »

Sec. Kelly: Trump will 'be insistent' on funding border wall

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President Donald Trump's Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly admitted during a Sunday interview that while the administration is fighting hard for a southern border wall with Mexico, it has no plan to deal with "homegrown" domestic terrorists - who are responsible for the majority of USA terror attacks. Read More »

Dairy Trade Dispute With Canada A 'Disgrace' Caused By NAFTA

John Mueller, Willow Bend Dairy: We've invested millions and millions of dollars and now they're trying to take that away and obviously it's going crush our exports for NY. "Wanted to milk cows instead of going to school when I was 5 years old, but mom and dad forced me", Von Ruden said. The Canadian government has defended its pricing program and attributed the losses reported by US producers to global overproduction. Read More »

UC Berkeley Will Now Allow Ann Coulter Speech To Take Place

Reich, in his own statement , also let it be known what he thought of the speaker, while defending her right to speak, "How can students understand the vapidity of Coulter's arguments without being allowed to hear her make them, and question her about them?" Coulter referred to the contract she made with the University to explain her decision to hold the speech on the original date. Read More »

Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder

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Boston blew a 20-point lead, but Thomas keyed a third-quarter run that put the Celtics back on top after Chicago briefly went ahead. Expect Butler and Wade to carry the offensive load for the Bulls in Game 4. Still dealing with the death of his sister, who was killed in a vehicle accident last weekend, Thomas hit back-to-back 3-pointers to widen the gap after Chicago had drawn to within a point. Read More »

Bose Headphones May Be Spying On You, Lawsuit Alleges

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The federal suit, filed by Kyle Zak in Chicago on Tuesday, seeks an injunction to stop Bose's "wholesale disregard" for the privacy of its customers - specifically the ones who download its free Bose Connect app from Apple or Google Play stores to their smartphones. Read More »

New York City debunks Justice Department's claim that it's "soft on crime"

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Nine areas across the country - identified by the DOJ's inspector general last May as having laws that potentially violate federal law - received letters wherein they were reminded that in order to obtain funding this year, they must prove that they are cooperating and sharing information with federal immigration enforcement. Read More »

France's next leader: centrist Macron vs. far-right Le Pen

Although Le Pen is in second place behind Macron in the first round, she is seen by pollsters as unlikely to win in the second. Defeated conservative candidate Francois Fillon said he would vote for Mr Macron on May 7 because Ms Le Pen's programme "would bankrupt France" and throw the European Union into chaos. Read More »

Elizabeth Thomas' Father Explains Tad Cummins 'Brainwashed' His Daughter

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He said he wants to fly Barry to Tennessee so he and the town could personally thank him. "We are so thankful that they have both been found safe", Daphne Quinn, Tad Cummins' sister, told NBC News. He is 50, a grown man. "He needs to be held accountable for kidnapping this girl", Gwyn said. Cummins, the federal complaint says, is charged with taking a minor across states lines to have sex. Read More »

Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley's May speaking date

Expelling hecklers might be a step too far, but campus speakers have in the past (such as at Middlebury College) seen protesters stand up and shout so no one can hear what the speaker would say. He adds that students have half-joked that Coulter may end up speaking on steps at the university's Sproul Plaza. Coulter received some unexpected backing from left-leaning Berkeley professor Robert Reich, who called the cancellation a "grave mistake". Read More »

President Trump Defends Environmental Record on Earth Day

In many cities, the event has draw sizable crowds with photos from March For Science rallies show fact-loving science nerds have perhaps the best sense of humor. That was a phrase that one of Trump's advisers, Kellyanne Conway, used in an interview where she defended the truthfulness of the president's claims. Read More »

'A Terrible, Sad Time': 3 Kids, 2 Adults Die in NYC Fire

At least five people were killed in a fire in Queens Village on Sunday. . Stark video shows first responders carrying a limp child from the wreckage. Denise Coleman lives about a block from the fire and said she saw a man she believes is the children's uncle trying to get into the house to rescue the victims. Read More »

Trump Administration Threatens Sanctuary Cities In Immigration Fight

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Perhaps the biggest controversy surrounding the DOJ's demand was sparked by the department's claim that New York City is "soft on crime". "We believe there is nothing in our current policy that prohibits us from certifying", Hitt said . Defiance is likely to continue until the courts order sanctuary cities to comply. "Those policies, implemented by New York City's Mayor and his administration, are directly responsible for a risky MS-13 gang member walking out of Rikers Island in ... Read More »

Rhode Island unemployment rates drops to 4.3 percent

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Major cities with the highest unemployment rates are: Selma and Prichard at 9.5 percent, Bessemer at 7.4 percent and Anniston at 6.8 percent. Colorado had the lowest unemployment rate in March, 2.6 percent, closely followed by Hawaii, 2.7 percent, and New Hampshire, North Dakota, and South Dakota, 2.8 percent each. Read More »

Ann Coulter is not letting Berkeley off easy for calling off speech

Coulter's planned appearance at the University of California, Berkeley on April 27 has been canceled because of security concerns. In a previous incident at Berkeley , University of California Campus Police have released several photos of suspects allegedly involved in a variety crimes committed earlier this month during a protest against far-right writer and speaker Milo Yiannopoulos. Read More »

Florida unemployment rate drops to 4.8 percent

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On Friday, Scott boasted the state has added more than 60,000 private sector jobs in the first quarter of 2017. The unemployment rate for Colorado Springs, which is not seasonally adjusted, fell to 2.8 percent, the lowest since it sunk to 2.6 percent in December 2000. Read More »

Horford, Celtics back in series with Game 3 win

Game 4 is Sunday in Chicago. He, like Rondo, can't shoot, but with his great size at the point guard position, could certainly bother the Celtics with his length. If Boston were to lose on Friday, it would pretty much put an end to the team's season. But the biggest burden as the Bulls vie to become the sixth No. Read More »

France goes to presidential poll amid high security

GMT (8 p.m.in Israel) with those in major cities shutting an hour later. Initial results expected in the evening. The vote "is really important, mainly because we really need a change in this country with all the difficulties we are facing and terrorism", said Paris resident Alain Richaud, who was waiting to cast his vote. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's Brain to Be Released for CTE Study

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Erratic behavior and the willingness to commit suicide are serious symptoms associated with CTE, making Hernandez's brain all the more intriguing to analyze. CTE, however, is a disease that can only be diagnosed after a person has passed away at this point in time, which makes it a hard disease to research. Read More »

Six-alarm fire displaces 17 on Meetinghouse Hill

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Later Sunday morning, hot spots in the roofs of two of the triple-deckers flared up again. Department officials said on Twitter the fire likely did $2.5 million in damage. One firefighter had to be taken to the hospital after suffering an injured ankle. There were no reports of injuries. "We have probably 20 people displaced at this time", Finn said. Read More »

Tenn. teacher accused of abducting girl nabbed in Calif.

A citizen spotted Cummins' silver Nissan Rogue in northern California and alerted authorities. Invesitgators zeroed in on their location Wednesday night in a remote Cecilville, Calif. But the girl has not been able to speak with her family yet because she is in "too remote" of a location to do so, Thomas family attorney Jason Whatley said. Read More »

Ready to respond to US aggression, says North Korea

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There is speculation the latter two carrier groups could join the Vinson. The joint US-South Korea military exercises are due to finish at the end of April. In Russia, the RIA news agency said a Kremlin spokesman declined to comment on media reports Russia was moving military hardware and troops towards the border with North Korea . Read More »

Trump Signs Exec Order to Tackle Tax Reform

Unless Trump can cut a deal by next Friday with Congress to fund the federal government until permanent financing can be agreed, he will be one of the few government employees showing up for work on his 100 day in office (25 percent of which have been spent at Mar-a-Largo). Read More »

Cardell Hayes sentenced to 25 years for Will Smith killing

Cardell Hayes was sentenced Thursday to 25 years for manslaughter. Judge Camille Buras is expected to sentence Hayes no later than Friday. Fuller said he did not discuss the sentence's length with Hayes afterward. He looked at Racquel Smith and told her he wishes the night had never happened. "I will continue to shine my light for my Superman", she said. I'm sorry, I'm sorry. Read More »

Olmstead Easter egg hunt still fruitful despite difficulties

Bellamy has been helping to organize the Easter egg hunt for more than 20 years. Attendees are asked to bring their own eating utensils and beverages as well as a dish to share. Typically their Easter falls later than the mainstream Easter due to a different calendar, but for this year the dates line up. "We serve them some food and then we have a few crafts for them", Andy Dawes of Central Church of Christ said as he swept the floors of the shelter. Read More »