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National Hawaii Republican Quits Party After Criticizing Trump
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Of those who replied, 76 percent said they would support her regardless, while most of the remainder opposed her changing parties, she said. There are no Republicans in Hawaii's Senate. It was in that moment that I was finally able to identify the colonial mindset I'd unknowingly run up against for years", she continued. "That was a promise I simply could not make".

National Supreme Court Rules in Favor of a Colorado Special Ed Student
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The case helps clarify the scope of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act , which requires a "free and appropriate public education" for students with disabilities. That's fine, I will follow the law. "I accept the law of the land, senator, yes", Gorsuch replied. During his initial round of questioning, Sen. "Today the (Supreme Court) affirmed what we know to be the promise of the IDEA".

National 4 killed in northern Wisconsin town, shooting at law firm
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Wausau Police Capt. Todd Baeten says the shootings happened Wednesday at a bank, a law firm and the apartment where authorities remained on the scene mid-afternoon in Rothschild, about 90 miles west of Green Bay. At least three officers in the county previously had been shot to death while on duty, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page , a website that memorializes the thousands of American police officers killed in the line of duty.

National What Neil Gorsuch's confirmation would mean for the US Supreme Court
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Twice. I know full well, what I was getting. "What was once a hotly contested issue is no longer a hotly contested issue", he said. And they are justified in their anger over the outrageously political move by Republicans, who ran out the clock on Merrick Garland , Barack Obama's well-qualified nominee for the seat vacated when Antonin Scalia died previous year.

National Multinational summit to test Trump's approach to Islamic State fight
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Top US diplomat Rex Tillerson did not make clear where these zones were to be set up. Tillerson's announcement signals yet another change of course for the administration's long-term plans in Iraq, though the secretary emphasized that post-ISIS operations would not constitute "nation-building", a term that has fallen out of favor in the wake of USA -led military quagmires in the greater Middle East.

National Will Illinois Become the Ninth State to Legalize Recreational Cannabis?
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The bills propose taxing marijuana at a rate of $50 per ounce at the wholesale level, and retail sales would be subject to the state's standard 6.25% sales tax. Aside from its potential economic benefits-including the creation of potentially thousands of new jobs-Steans says she's also motivated by the potential public health benefits of marijuana.

National Klobuchar Has Questions For Gorsuch
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Goodyear Tire, which limited the ability of women to seek equal pay, and Gross v. FBL Financial Services, which made it more hard to prove age discrimination. "Senator, our job there was to apply the statute as best we could understand its goal as expressed in its text", replied Gorsuch . He then addressed the numerous blows dealt by high-ranking Democrats of late - attacks geared to smear Trump's Supreme Court pick.

National Reddit's most controversial question was just asked at Neil Gorsuch's Senate hearing
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Coons pressed Gorsuch repeatedly on the strength of precedents like the Obergefell ruling, or the 40-year-old abortion case Roe v. Wade . On Tuesday, Gorsuch was asked by Sen. Gorsuch pushed back against the idea of such a litmus test. "I'd never heard it either", Flake said. He repeatedly avoided questions on campaign finance and "dark money" in politics, including millions of dollars in donations backing his Supreme Court nomination, from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).

National The Real Story About Neil Gorsuch and the TransAm 'Frozen Trucker'
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While waiting, the trucker realized his heat wasn't working. The court sided with the trucker, citing a portion of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act ( 49 U.S.C. Please answer the question. " You don't know what you would've done?" "I don't think he was trying to distinguish it in any particular way. That's an easy answer".

National Donald Trump makes last-ditch pitch to Republicans to back healthcare bill
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Ryan said he expected the Senate to work on the bill next week and another House vote on the final measure the week of April 3, with it headed to the White House for Trump to sign it into law by Easter, April 16. Even if the bill passes in the House on Thursday, it will face challenges in the Senate where the Republican Party has a 52 to 48 majority. The Republican draft legislation "empowers individuals and families to make their own healthcare decisions" and creates a more competitive ...

National Last-ditch effort mounted to pass health bill
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The super-cut was created off the back of Spicer's contradictory press briefing remarks about Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and NSA director Mike Rogers appearing before Congress to confirm the FBI is investigating Russian meddling in the election of US President Donald Trump.

National Student sues Pennsylvania school over its transgender-friendly policy
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Boyertown Area schools Superintendent Richard Faidley said in a statement posted online Wednesday that the school only learned of the lawsuit after the plaintiff's representative had informed the media. "He now avoids using the restroom during the school day because of the ongoing risk of having his privacy violated", it states. Eliza Byard , executive director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, better known as GLSEN, which supports LGBT students, said ...

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Supreme Court issued an unanimous opinion setting forth a new legal standard that schools throughout the country must meet to educate students with special needs.In DCSD, we are ever dedicated to the education of all of our 67,000 students".

National Trump promotes 'Obamacare' replacement to friendly Ky. crowd
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In addition to these new jobs, the president said he fully intends to "massively reduce" our taxes as he gets to work on tax reform. Hire American" and "Promises Made. "We're going to be working on this very closely" with GOP leaders, Trump told the crowd. Although the president is expected to spend much of his time talking about health care, he'll likely touch on some other topics that are equally controversial, immigration, wiretapping and Russian Federation.

National Coming back to light: Power restoration efforts continue after wind storm
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The company didn't say when power is expected to be restored to those customers but is planning a press conference to discuss the storm response further at 10 a.m. She estimated all power will be restored by 11:30 p.m. Monday. As DTE continues to receive information from the field, estimates are being provided to customers.

National Matt Bevin signs charter schools bill into law
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But even that limited debate made clear that charters will be able to skim easier-to-teach students from existing schools, leaving students who are most at risk of failure while their school's funding is reduced by the enrollment loss. But charters won't receive funds for buildings or transportation. "Most importantly, public charter schools give parents additional options when selecting the school that is right for their child, particularly when they feel the needs of their child aren't being ...

National Gorsuch affirms independence, refuses opinion on Roe
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Which would be fine, if Schumer held all Supreme Court nominees to the same standard. Trump nominated Gorsuch, 49, to the high court in late January, almost a year after the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. In the judicial system, he said, precedent should matter more than politics. - Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) January 21, 2017 . @bbmoe However, ch 10 leaves little doubt about how Gorsuch would see laws such as the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

National Day three of Supreme Court nominee hearing
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Noting that Democrats lost the presidential election, Manchin said: "You're not going to get someone of your preference". Sitting before the Senate Judiciary Committee in his third day of confirmation hearings, the Supreme Court nominee was asked by Sen.

National Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch pledges to apply law equally to all
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Wednesday's hearing marked what is likely the last day of testimony for Gorsuch before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he has made a particular effort to stress his independence from Trump. But Gorsuch refused each time. No one is looking to return us to horse and buggy days. He read statements from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) and Sen.

National Trump Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch faces Senate hearing
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Patrick Leahy of Vermont said the treatment of Garland was unprecedented. Judge Gorsuch thanked the senators "for doing what you do for the American people". Update 10:38 a.m.: Sen. Gorsuch made the statement while he was being question by Sen. CT senator Richard Blumenthal, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has criticized Gorsuch for his stance on workers' rights, consumer protection, women's healthcare, privacy, and other issues that he believed were cause to worry about ...

National Democrats have landed on a new excuse to obstruct Neil Gorsuch
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After a day of opening statements from the senators tasked with vetting the judge , the 49-year-old was questioned on his record, his political philosophy, and his views on President Trump. "It would be a violation of the separation of powers and judicial independence if someone sitting at this table, in order to get confirmed, had to make promises or commitments about how they'd rule in a case that's now pending and likely to make its way to the Supreme Court".

National Three Tennessee Republicans on the fence about Obamacare repeal bill
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He said dealing with the rules of the Senate is what's "frustrating" to him and many other members of the House in trying to get this passed. "Based on what I've been told is in the manager's amendment, and what I've been told tonight, I don't know that it moves anybody or makes a compelling case from where their previous positions were", Rep.

National 2 injured in Wisconsin shooting, schools on lockdown
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Police are dispatched to a "domestic situation" at the Marathon Savings Bank in Rothschild, about 90 miles west of Green Bay. The shootings occurred on Wednesday, at a private home, a law firm and an apartment complex, Fox 6 said, adding, citing Everest Metro Police Chief Wally Sparks, that the suspect was in custody.

National Michael Porter Jr. will ask for release from commitment to UW
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Cohen has also said any signed recruit who meets Hopkins and no longer wants to come to UW will be granted a release from his letter. Things got interesting for the Seattle native once his father, Michael Porter Sr ., was released from the Washington program along with head coach Lorenzo Romar , last week.

National Teen's 'cheesy' 'promposal' to girl with Down syndrome melts hearts
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On the back, it read, "I'm going to be CHEESY and ask: WILL YOU GO TO PROM WITH ME?" Carlie can barely contain her excitement and excitedly says "Oh my gosh oh my gosh" as she covers her face with disbelief. But as Carson met his girlfriend during the school year before prom, it was down to Shaedon to make sure Carlie had a magical night. But Wedel said it was a no-brainer to take "one of the sweetest gals" he knows to the dance, which is coming up on April 22.

National House Freedom Caucus: Last-minute RyanCare Amendments Too Little, Too Late
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But the Idaho Republican said that now that leaders and the White House are indicating to them and others that no major changes will be added "it means the bill is going to fail". Members of the House Freedom Caucus , which has about 35 members, have called on House leaders to repeal more elements of ObamaCare, The Wall Street Journal reported .

National 'Snake On A Plane' Just Happened In Real Life
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In this Sunday, March 19, 2017 photo, a flight attendant places a. Anna McConnaughy , who was in the plane at the time, said there no panic when an announcement came over the intercom to say there was a snake on board. The crew were first made aware of the snake when a passenger reported his pet was missing after he deplaned in Aniak and suggested that the reptile was likely on a return trip to Anchorage.

National Fox News 'Knows of No Evidence' That Backs Up Trump's Wiretapping Claim
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Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey also denied the suggestion made by Mr Trump in a tweet earlier this month that he had been bugged by Mr Obama. America's National Security Agency (NSA) did not ask Britain's GCHQ to spy on Donald Trump when he was running for president, the organisation's director, Admiral Mike Rogers, has insisted .

National S. Korea and Japan both 'vitally important' to US: State Department
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While the "Tracker" emails were sought by Schneiderman's investigation, the youths' attorneys say they are germane to their case as well. As president-elect, Trump wanted to have a conversation with Tillerson "about the world" given what he gleaned from the complex global issues he dealt with as CEO of Exxon Mobil.

National Biden questions Trump admin 'romance' with Putin
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The House Rules Committee announced it will meet early Wednesday to vet final changes to the bill, dubbed the American Health Care Act, and set down the terms of floor debate. Biden - during his warmly received return to Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning - questioned the administration's " romance " with Russian Federation and advised Trump to scale back the incendiary rhetoric.

National Sears shares dive on doubt about retailer's future
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Sears Holdings said it can't be sure it can raise the cash it needs through loans and debt financing. The stocks have underperformed the S&P 500 by 2.18% during the past week but Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) it has outperformed the index in 4 weeks by 18.66%.

National TBI: Teacher Searched 'Teen Marriage' Before Abduction
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Now, authorities have revealed Cummings searched "teen marriage" online days before the abduction, CBS News reported. And then three days before the kidnapping, Cummins did similar online research about his Nissan Rogue, trying to figure out if certain features could be tracked by law enforcement.

National Africans unable to attend annual summit due to visas being denied
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Flowers, who is the CEO of Global Green Development Group, which works on economic development projects in Africa, is concerned about the impact such denials will have on the business ties between the U.S. He told the outlet that he had already paid the US$500 fee to attend the event and was asked to lead a session on filmmaking. Flowers told Voice of America that those who were denied visas were called for embassy interviews days before they were to travel, despite having applied long in ...

National Trump to accelerate support in Iraq's fight against IS: Iraqi PM
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In Syria, the US -led coalition has been working with an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias. "We've been here a short while and people have said they'd never seen such a difference", Trump said. During his trip to the US, Abadi carried a strict message about the possibility to crush ISIS. "It will happen. It's happening right now", Trump added, using an acronym for Islamic State.

National Gorsuch navigates full day of testimony as Senate battle percolates
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When faced with questions during his confirmation hearing, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch confirmed that he believes President Donald Trump's attacks on judges were "disheartening" and "demoralizing". "We say it with the perspective of those who know that unfortunately, even in 2017, female lawyers are not always treated as equals". "Quite frankly, I was anxious about who he would pick", Graham said of Trump's first selection.

National Trump on Iraq War: US 'Should Never Ever Have Left'
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At one point, the radical Sunni Muslim group ruled about a third of Iraq. Obama's approach relied on training and supporting local forces aiming to push the militants out of much of the territory they once held. Trump has taken a more combative stance toward Iran. Abadi estimated Iraqi forces have so far liberated 1.6 million people from ISIS, and with victory imminent in the last parts of Mosul the "new Iraq" needs to look forward at "stabilization and reconstruction".

National Knoxville to observe Day of Immigration Action
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The city will join others across the country on informing the public on issues affecting immigrant communities. The mayor presented a signed proclamation to officially declare Tuesday, March 21, 2017 a " Day of Immigration Action ". "Specifically, concerns about possible federal action that would penalize cities financially for their policies toward immigrants and lead to increased deportation of immigrants", the Conference of Mayors' website reads.

National Dakota Access Pipeline Into Operation This Week
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The company didn't provide further details, including the locations of the attacks, and Energy Transfer Partners spokesman Vicki Granado declined to comment Tuesday. "I've done a little digging and I absolutely don't know who it was", Mr. O'Hara said. The Red Warrior Society, another activist group with a history of using aggressive tactics against North Dakota officials a year ago, has not responded to reporter's requests for comments.

National Amber Alert issued for 2 kids taken in stolen auto near Flint
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At a news conference police say the children who were found a few hours later have been reunited with their Mother and that they are seeking a man suspected of stealing the auto. with shoulder-length brown hair in a ponytail and hazel eyes. Pounds, wearing a pink coat purple trousers and blue snow boots. The stolen vehicle is described as a 2000 dark blue Monte Carlo with tinted windows.

Author: 0 Banning HS students arrested for allegedly planning school shooting

Police were notified Monday afternoon of the potentially deadly plot at Banning High School in Banning, about 80 miles east of Los Angeles. The wounded student escaped by driving home. The King City Police Department is now pursuing active leads in this case. King City has experienced a sharp uptick in violence this year. Six shootings took place in February in an eight-day period.

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