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Author: 0 Bill Nelson to vote against Tom Price HHS Secretary nomination

Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. This week, Republican senator Mike Lee said that it would be harder for his party to repeal the health-care law if they "load down" the bill "with what comes next" - ostensibly because, once you get into the details of the GOP's replacement plans, repealing Obamacare becomes markedly less popular.

National Albert Boscov, retailer and philanthropist, dies at 87
Author: 0 Albert Boscov, retailer and philanthropist, dies at 87

Boscov had told employees in a letter February 1 he had been diagnosed with incurable pancreatic cancer and that "I don't have a lot of time". The chairman of Boscov's Department Stores, 87-year-old Albert Boscov, died of an illness here Friday, the company has said.

National Train derails near Sacramento, no one injured
Author: 0 Train derails near Sacramento, no one injured

Union Pacific Railroad spokesman Justin Jacobs apologized for the disruption and said the company was thankful there were no injuries and no hazardous material involved. Cosumnes Fire Department crews joined Union Pacific crews to begin assessing the damage left behind by the derailment. According to video feeds from KCRA, 17 cars derailed on a portion of the track crossing the Cosumnes River flood plain just west of State Highway 99 near Dillard Road.

National Trump to reaffirm security commitment to Japan PM
Author: 0 Trump to reaffirm security commitment to Japan PM

Trump, meanwhile, once told Westwood One Sports Radio: "That's the one thing about golf - you get to know somebody better on a golf course than you will over lunch". In fact, Bremmer is confident that there will eventually be a bilateral free trade agreement between the US and Japan. Some have urged Trump to simply rescind and rewrite the executive order at the center of the course case which suspended the US refugee program as well as travel and immigration for residents of seven ...

National Hundreds of immigrants arrested in United States this week
Author: 0 Hundreds of immigrants arrested in United States this week

Rights groups said they were planning demonstrations against the raids, which they say has spread "panic and terror" among many immigrant communities. They also alleged that ICE used roadway checkpoints to target immigrants for random ID checks in North Carolina and Texas, which ICE officials denied.

National TI Supports Former New York Knicks' Charles Oakley Following Arrest
Author: 0 TI Supports Former New York Knicks' Charles Oakley Following Arrest

Security approached Oakley and asked him to leave, and reportedly punched three MSG security guards in the ensuing scuffle. I mean, to me, you know, I think that, I mean, Charles has a problem. That explains why the Knicks - rather than just letting this story die on its own - threw a giant can of gasoline on it not once, but twice, with incendiary statements from their PR department (no doubt at the direction of Dolan himself, as a result of his longstanding feud with Oakley).

National Protesters Block Betsy DeVos From Entering DC Public School
Author: 0 Protesters Block Betsy DeVos From Entering DC Public School

Her agenda includes school choice, school vouchers, and charter schools. DeVos eventually returned to the school and entered to speak with teachers and the school principal. She has demonstrated an open hostility to public education, and a desire to destroy public education by using taxpayer money to subsidize private, religious schools.

Author: 0 Trump wants speedy start to NAFTA talks

We're going to take care of that also. Trump told the senators they may need to add a second "f" to NAFTA to ensure its "free and fair ". Mexico is expected to buy up 4% of the United States corn production and nearly 8% of pork production in the coming year, says the USDA and the U.S.

National Banks scores 24 to lead Penn State over IL
Author: 0 Banks scores 24 to lead Penn State over IL

IL was coming off a 68-61 win at Northwestern on Tuesday, but it hasn't won back-to-back conference games all season. IL and Penn State have played a number of tight games throughout the years and with the score tied 27-all with just over four minutes to play in the first half, this looked like another one.

Author: 0 North Carolina to visit Duke Thursday night

Grayson Allen was hitting all sorts of 3's and was scoring at will. Luke Kennard's play in the paint was spectacular. Or is it sometimes the fact that we are the better team and should certainly win? Justin Jackson scored 21 points and Joel Berry II finished with 15 for the Tar Heels (21-5, 9-3), who were just 10 of 18 from the free throw line - 8 of 15 in the second half - in dropping into a first-place tie with Florida State.

National Suspect In Greensboro Police Shooting Dies, Officer's Condition Improving
Author: 0 Suspect In Greensboro Police Shooting Dies, Officer's Condition Improving

That's when one of the officers ran after him and there was a violent struggle. A suspect who shot a Greensboro Police Officer has died according to the Greensboro Police Department. Shortly after that, there was an exchange of gunfire between one of the officers and one of the occupants of the vehicle, Scott said. A female officer involved in the stop was shaken up but uninjured, police said.

National Woman Falls To Death Off Escalator At WTC Oculus
Author: 0 Woman Falls To Death Off Escalator At WTC Oculus

The twin sisters had taken the escalator sometime after 5 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, when one of the girls dropped her hat. The woman, from New Jersey , whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at an area hospital, Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said .

National Winter storm watch issued for Burlington
Author: 0 Winter storm watch issued for Burlington

A blizzard warning remains in effect for south coastal Rhode Island and MA. The watch is in effect from late Sunday morning until Monday night . The New Jersey Turnpike speed limit was lowered its entire length. Many flights at Boston's Logan Airport have also been canceled or delayed in anticipation of the inclement weather.

Author: 0 Protesters block DeVos as she tries to enter a DC public school

A handful were involved in blocking DeVos from entering Jefferson, while some others attempted to block a government auto from entering the street in front of the school. In 2001, she stated: "There are not enough philanthropic dollars in America to fund what is now the need in education". Collins' intentions, but I urge her to prove me wrong.

National Winter storm to skirt NJ but still bring snow, sleet, rain
Author: 0 Winter storm to skirt NJ but still bring snow, sleet, rain

But some areas of nearby Franklin County had received up to 12 inches. Officials planned to dispatch more than 1,600 plows when more than 2 inches of snow accumulated. According to USA Today , flights on American, Southwest , Delta, United have been scrubbed, and almost 60 percent of JetBlue's entire Thursday flights have been cancelled.

Author: 0 Senate GOP Silences Sen. Warren, Making Her A Persistent Folk Hero

She was given an explanation", McConnell said . "Look, the main thing is that millions of people are now reading Coretta Scott King's letter", she had told him earlier. Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) interrupted Warren while was reading the letter, saying she had the potential to be in violation of a Senate rule that states senators can't charge fellow senators with "conduct or motive unworthy of becoming a senator".

Author: 0 Winter storm watch issued for Wyoming County

According to flight-tracking website FlightAware .com, more than 2,900 flights within, into or out of the US scheduled for Thursday have been canceled as of 9:30 a.m. A wall of heavy snow is marching down the Pike and hitting with full force. "It's still pretty fierce". "A Blizzard Warning is now in effect for Nassau and Suffolk County.

Author: 0 Trump signs 3 actions 'designed to restore safety in America'

Spicer said prior to the Trump administration, "if you had called the Department of Justice to ask for these statistics, they never kept them, so knowing what we're facing is a big part of addressing the problem". "They have fueled addiction and overdose deaths, and they can no longer be allowed to operate with impunity in our country or our hemisphere", he said.

Author: 0 Penn State Shuts Down Frat Parties After Fatal Fall

Officials of a national organization of men's fraternities on Thursday praised members of Penn State University's frats with joining the university in a moratorium on parties and other social events where alcohol is available. The fall occurred at about 11 p.m. February 2, according to police, and Piazza's condition was not reported to authorities until 10:49 a.m. February 3.

National Dueling rallies planned Saturday by anti-abortion protesters, Planned Parenthood
Author: 0 Dueling rallies planned Saturday by anti-abortion protesters, Planned Parenthood

The Cass office is closed on Saturdays and there were no confrontations or arrests, Detroit police officers on the scene reported. "So it's a very serious matter and you can see people are taking it very, very seriously". The protests, which are being organized by several anti-abortion groups, were scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Addressing a crowd at "March for Life" in Washington, D.

Author: 0 Trump's new health secretary already planning changes to Obamacare

So the president is now saying that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act - which he promised to do instantly when he took office - may not happen until next year. Group premiums are the monthly costs people pay for health insurance offered by their employers, which is the way many people obtain their health insurance.

National Grove City Police arrest suspect in murder of OSU student
Author: 0 Grove City Police arrest suspect in murder of OSU student

The Dispatch reports that co-workers told police on Thursday that Tokes stayed at the restaurant to have dinner. On Thursday, her body was found at Scioto Grove Metro Park. Police did not specify where the auto was found. The 2010 case happened in Grove City, too. Tokes' roommates last heard from her in a text message around 9:20 pm Wednesday.

Author: 0 Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz booed in home district

Crowds inside and outside the auditorium yelled "Explain yourself", "Do your job" and "America is better than this", while Chaffetz urged the audience to allow him to respond by repeating remarks such as "hold on" and "give me a second".

Author: 0 Betsy DeVos Turned Away From School by Protesters Yelling 'Shame'

Friday morning. She then returned to her vehicle while a man shouted "shame" at her. Ramirez joined assistant editor Morgan Lee and editor-in-chief Mark Galli to discuss why 2017 is such a seminal year for public education, where she stands on the DeVos appointment, and how asking God to help her better use her brain helped her get through stats class.

National Kellyanne Conway Says 'Go Buy Ivanka's Stuff!' on Live TV
Author: 0 Kellyanne Conway Says 'Go Buy Ivanka's Stuff!' on Live TV

Trump had whined on Twitter about the decision by department store Nordstrom to drop Ivanka Trump's clothing line, a decision it said was driven by weak sales. MacCallum pressed and asked if President Donald Trump had "any intention to suspend" Conway. " She's been counselled on that subject and that's it ", Spicer said.

National Protesters briefly block DeVos from entering public school
Author: 0 Protesters briefly block DeVos from entering public school

I want to take this opportunity to explain my support for her, and why I believe we need a strong, consistent reformer to head the United States Department of Education. I know the challenges facing so many low-income and minority students. "Her belief in privatization without equal accountability leaves high-needs students behind".

Author: 0 Wyoming trooper's cruiser crushed by wind-blown semi

The message from the highway patrol urges truck drivers and others who drive tall vehicles to pay attention to high-wind warnings and stay off the roads during those times to keep everyone safe. Even if you plan to travel at reduced speeds. "All we ask is that you please follow high wind advisories and closures when you are traveling in our great state", the highway patrol posted .

National World Cup victor Lara Gut tears ACL in training crash
Author: 0 World Cup victor Lara Gut tears ACL in training crash

For Gisin she was left to rue just the fourth fastest time, 0.42s slower than the eventual victor, but by finishing second she secured Switzerland their first alpine World Championship one-two since the men's Super G in 1989. Holdener finished 0.05 ahead of teammate Michelle Gisin , who took silver. She missed the 2009-10 season after dislocating her right hip in a training crash in September 2009.

Author: 0 Undocumented Mexican woman in Arizona deported amid protests

Garcia de Rayos, a mother of two, was taken into the ICE center and was being held late on Wednesday night, Sandoval said . Under a new executive order that President Trump signed on 25 January, Garcia de Rayos had become a priority for deportation.

National Night to Shine honors individuals with special needs
Author: 0 Night to Shine honors individuals with special needs

As guests enter, they are greeted by paparazzi, and have a red carpet laid at their feet. After a ride in a limo and walking the red carpet, prom-goers received a corsage and a tiara or a crown, and had their photo taken. "I volunteered for Night to Shine because one of my passions is loving people who were created differently than myself, and having a night that was exclusively devoted to making these individuals feel lovely, handsome, and extraordinary was something that I wanted to be apart ...

Author: 0 Tom Price Confirmed as Donald Trump's Health and Human Services Secretary

Leaders for the health insurance industry and state insurance commissioners warned last week that more health plans nearly certainly will defect from ACA marketplaces for 2018 unless Congress and the Trump administration provide some concrete assurances within the next two months.

National Texas murder suspect's $4bn bail bond the 'highest seen' in U.S. history
Author: 0 Texas murder suspect's $4bn bail bond the 'highest seen' in U.S. history

Claudia Brown issued the stiff bail last week for Antonio Willis, who is charged with killing another man at a home in Killeen on December 22. His lawyer, Billy Ray Hall Jr., said he's confident the bond amount will be lowered by request, though he doubts it will be low enough for Willis to afford to post bail.

National 'Go buy Ivanka's stuff': Kellyanne Conway may have broken ethics laws
Author: 0 'Go buy Ivanka's stuff': Kellyanne Conway may have broken ethics laws

Asked about Conway's actions, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters Thursday: "Kellyanne has been counseled. on that subject". According to Chaffetz and Cummings, Conway's statements appear to violate federal ethics regulations , which prohibit federal employees from using their government position to endorse "any product, service or enterprise".

Author: 0 Huskies senior Malik Dime slaps Colorado fans

Dime shook hands with the students after the game and it appears that there was no other incident and they will not press charges. Two students, Dylan and Brian, talked enough trash to catch the eye of Dime, who is now out of the lineup with a broken pinky.

National Rallies to call for defunding Planned Parenthood planned for Columbia, nationwide
Author: 0 Rallies to call for defunding Planned Parenthood planned for Columbia, nationwide

They also provided 10.6 million other services . The woman, of course, made a valid point - contrary to what some may believe, Planned Parenthood provides more services than abortion alone. Though it's unclear from the video how Chaffetz responded, given that he once mansplained women's health to Planned Parenthood's president, Cecile Richards, we can't imagine this went over too well for him.

National Kansas Senate Abruptly Cancels Tax And Budget Debate
Author: 0 Kansas Senate Abruptly Cancels Tax And Budget Debate

The Senate had planned to debate a bill Thursday that would cut aid to public schools by $128 million by June 30. A third would have authorized $100 million or more in internal government borrowing. "We've got a number of new senators that are moderate in their political thinking that are pro education and want to be sure that we pass a budget that provides adequate and fair funding for K-12 education", Hensley said.

National NY graduation rate up slightly in 2016
Author: 0 NY graduation rate up slightly in 2016

That continues an upward trajectory for the city, which has seen a 26-point increase in its graduation rate since 2005. Just 47.5 percent of students here graduate within four years - that's the lowest rate in all of NY. More than half of the 2.6 million students in NY state public schools are considered economically disadvantaged. "The high schools here today deserve the praise they are receiving for achieving a 90 percent or higher graduation rate".

National Senate on cusp of confirming Tom Price as Trump's health chief
Author: 0 Senate on cusp of confirming Tom Price as Trump's health chief

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., became attorney general by 52-47 after Warren was punished for reading a 1986 letter by Coretta Scott King criticizing him. Despite across-the-board opposition from Democrats, Price's confirmation is all but certain thanks to a change made to the Senate's rules in 2013 that lowered the threshold for Cabinet nominees to win approval from 60 to 51.

Author: 0 What's Next For President Trump's Travel Ban Case

He told reporters: "We also have a lot of other options, including just filing a brand new order". Upholding Federal District Judge James Robart's temporary restraining order, the unanimous three-judge panel summarily dismissed the president's claim that courts can't review his exercise of power over who gets to enter the country.

National 'We Have a Good Chemistry': Inside Trump's Meeting with Japan PM
Author: 0 'We Have a Good Chemistry': Inside Trump's Meeting with Japan PM

Trump and Abe will give a joint news conference at midday before flying to Palm Beach, Florida on Friday afternoon for a weekend stay at Trump's Mar-a-Lago retreat. Several participants noted China sends its top officials to Washington to negotiate with the USA but that those who negotiate with Tokyo often have nice titles but less power to get things done, a sign China doesn't take Japan as seriously as it takes the U.S.

National Education secretary Betsy DeVos physically blocked from entering public school by protesters
Author: 0 Education secretary Betsy DeVos physically blocked from entering public school by protesters

It wasn't untill high school that I realized how privileged I was to have such a great public education experience, and I began caring more about public education as a policy issue. DeVos has previously worked to promote charter schools and school voucher programs, which her critics say would hurt public schools. These protests come days after DeVos was officially confirmed as the U.S.

National JP: Warmer temperatures and a few showers possible
Author: 0 JP: Warmer temperatures and a few showers possible

EXTENDED: There will increasing low clouds Saturday with high temperatures in the mid-upper 60s and southerly winds up to 10 miles per hour. Low temperatures should be around 32. An active weather pattern brings the possibility of a storm system developing by Thursday as a dip in the jet stream brings cold air. This could hurt our rain chances here in the Albuquerque-metro area.

National Falcons name Marquand Manuel defensive coordinator
Author: 0 Falcons name Marquand Manuel defensive coordinator

Smith could remain on head coach Dan Quinn's staff in an advisory position, but he plans to explore other options, according to ESPN. Former NFL standout Bryant Young will become the defensive line coach and Doug Mallory, who was the assistant defensive backs coach, will replace Manuel.

National Storm Niko airport closures and flight cancellations
Author: 0 Storm Niko airport closures and flight cancellations

American Airlines, JetBlue, Delta and United Airlines were among carriers that listed cancellations at Armstrong Airport. As of 10 a.m., Miami International Airport had two delays and 75 cancellations due to the bad weather in the Northeast, spokesman Jack Varela said in an email.

Author: 0 Can the Electoral College be changed?

For example, Texas' 38 electoral votes go to the state's winning candidate whether the vote is one to zero, 10 million to zero, 50 to 49, or 4.68 million to 3.87 million (like it was this year.) Trump won Texas by only 9.1 percent, compared to Romney's 15.8 percent victory in 2012.

National More States Legalize Recreational Use of Marijuana: How the Map Looks Now
Author: 0 More States Legalize Recreational Use of Marijuana: How the Map Looks Now

That means it's crucial that California gets this right. "In terms of marijuana and legalization, I think that should be a state issue, state by state", Trump said at a campaign event in Nevada a year ago. He said: "It's not that I would ever push weed on our kids". The licensed businesses don't exist yet and won't for another 18 months. That requires the bureau to be established.