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National Governors concerned about perils of phasing out Medicaid expansion funds
Author: 0 Governors concerned about perils of phasing out Medicaid expansion funds

Trump reaffirmed his administration's commitment to repealing and replacing the ACA, better known as Obamacare, and took a jab at new polls that show that its popularity is rising. Trump has promised a replacement plan within a few weeks, but congressional Republicans have yet to agree on anything. But that's not the fair thing to do for the people, not the fair thing.

National Federal judge blocks Pittsburgh school district's anti-trans bathroom policy
Author: 0 Federal judge blocks Pittsburgh school district's anti-trans bathroom policy

In his ruling, Hornak stated that it was in violation of the student's equal protection right granted under the equal protection guarantee of the U.S. Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, staff attorney at Lambda Legal, the group which filed the lawsuit on behalf of the students, said: "This is just a temporary preliminary injunction as the case proceeds".

Author: 0 Risk of Severe Weather Tuesday

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, breezy and warm, 20 degrees. By Wednesday though a strong cold front will approach The Tennessee Valley, providing a great source of lift for showers and thunderstorms to develop along. A line of thunderstorms will also accompany the front, increasing the threat for high wind and large hail late Tuesday or early Wednesday. "Go through your severe weather plan", Webb said.

Author: 0 Trump's quick deportation plan may be illegal, past immigration chiefs say

Labor and employment rules, the H-2A and H-2B foreign worker programs, and health care are all under scrutiny under the Trump administration. The statement was issued amidst a backdrop of fear among undocumented immigrants on the South Fork and across the country, as federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents enact the Trump administration's plan to arrest and deport undocumented immigrants.

National Man arrested in SC wanted in MA double murder
Author: 0 Man arrested in SC wanted in MA double murder

Deputies found keys to a Honda in Doughty's pocket and the auto was found in the parking lot of a nearby Waffle House. The other suspect in the double homicide, Michael Hebb, 45, was arrested last Monday at an apartment at 84 Aborn St. Before Doughty was captured, police say he carjacked a vehicle outside of Hailey's Restaurant in Middleton on Wednesday night. Doughty told Spartanburg County deputies that he had taken a Honda Accord from a man and forced him to get money out of an ATM.

Author: 0 1 dead, 26 injured in high desert tour bus crash

California Highway Patrol confirmed the crash involved a small bus and two vehicles. One person was freed from the wreckage, Sherwin said. As first responders waited for helicopters to transport patients, units from Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow as well as the Kern and San Bernardino county fire departments were treating patients at the scene, Sherwin said.

National 'Warren, I know your pain:' Steve Harvey offers advice after Oscars snafu
Author: 0 'Warren, I know your pain:' Steve Harvey offers advice after Oscars snafu

This is no joke. "They hesitated quite a bit in announcing the victor as they were trying to make an on the spot judgment of the validity of the card in the envelope to which they judged incorrectly". "We stand on opposite sides of the stage, right off-screen, for the entire evening, and we each hand the respective envelope to the presenter", he told Medium in a February 10 interview.

National Comedian Steve Harvey responds to Oscars best picture mixup
Author: 0 Comedian Steve Harvey responds to Oscars best picture mixup

In December 2015, Harvey hosted the Miss Universe 2015 pageant in Las Vegas where he made a now infamous gaffe when it came to announcing the results. Warren Beatty remained on the stage - just as confused as everyone else - wanting to know what had happened. "When we got to the night, they put a third name and they won't do first runner-up".

Author: 0 Trump signed off on checking White House staffers' phones

According to Buzzfeed White House correspondent Adrian Carrasquillo, Mr Spicer discussed a CNN article looking into reports the Federal Bureau of Investigation had refused a White House request to knock down recent stories about Mr Trump's relationship with Russian Federation.

National Trump accuses Obama of leaking info, sparking protests
Author: 0 Trump accuses Obama of leaking info, sparking protests

Former US President Barack Obama is behind the media leaks about the current US administration, US President Donald Trump said Monday. In the interview with Fox, Trump accused Obama and his allies of possible involvement in the leaks of information from the White House.

Author: 0 Police Investigate Bomb Threat at Anti-Defamation League in San Francisco

The call to the ADL's San Francisco office was logged Monday at 4:19 p.m. local time. Two days ago, up to 200 headstones were overturned at a St. Louis-area Jewish cemetery. and prosecuting anybody that we can prove to be a part of it". "Hatred only reinforces our mutual determination and resolution to continue building bridges between Christians, Jews, and other faith communities, each and every day, to counter anti-Jewish bigotry".

National Military judge won't dismiss Bergdahl case over Trump comments
Author: 0 Military judge won't dismiss Bergdahl case over Trump comments

The judge in the case, Col. Jeffery Nance , ruled Friday that those comments, while "disturbing and disappointing", didn't prejudice the Army's case against Bergdahl and so there's no reason to dismiss the case. courtroom. They said a fair trial was now impossible given such inflammatory comments from the man who is now the military's commander in chief. Summing up his ruling Friday, Nance said he "recognizes that this is an unusual case, perhaps unique in all the annals of military ...

National Police ID Victims Of Gabreski Airport Plane Crash
Author: 0 Police ID Victims Of Gabreski Airport Plane Crash

Narunkski was the flight instructor and Wilkie was a passenger in the plane. Police identified the pilot and owner of the aircraft as 61-year-old Richard Rosenthal of Huntington Station. Gabreski Airport is a general aviation airport owned and operated by Suffolk County. According to Newsday , "The FAA said the pilot of the plane, a vintage propeller aircraft built in 1948 and previously used by the military, was practicing touch-and-go maneuvers when it went down".

Author: 0 Donald Trump, among friends, uses CPAC speech to further attack media

Who uses it more than I do? A year from now, we'll see whether they have accomplished things like tax reform and repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, those big-ticket items that they promised to do. President Donald Trump went on the attack against the news media at a gathering of conservative activists Friday hours after lashing out at the FBI over leaks about an agency investigation into contacts between his campaign and Russian officials.

Author: 0 Severe storms possible this week

A second cold front will move across the area Wednesday and cause enough snow to give us a slippery Thursday morning commute. After a stretch of unseasonably warm weather last week, storms blew through the Baltimore area Saturday , bringing high winds and hail and leaving lower temperatures in their wake.

National Navy identifies Sailor shot and killed on Naval Air Station Oceana
Author: 0 Navy identifies Sailor shot and killed on Naval Air Station Oceana

Navy officials have released the identity of a sailor shot inside a hangar on February 24 at Naval Air Station, Oceana, after he crashed his vehicle through the base's back gate. Friday night. A short time later, a distress call went out about an individual who was inside a hangar yelling and causing damage in squadron hallways.

National Why was Muhammad Ali Jr. detained? We need answers
Author: 0 Why was Muhammad Ali Jr. detained? We need answers

Family friend and lawyer Chris Mancini said the incident mainly happened due to President Donald Trump's proposed immigration ban, which would restrict travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, according to an interview with the Louisville Courier-Journal .

Author: 0 Adidas will gift NFL Draft prospect private island for breaking 40 record

The adizero 5-Star 40 cleat was designed specifically for the 40-yard dash, and weighs in at a ridiculously light 4.8 ounces. The 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine has become the biggest event of the NFL's pre-draft buildup. The island must have a maximum value of $1 million, according to adidas. One NFL prospect has the chance to own a private island. Running backs and offensive lineman partake in the combine Friday .

National Millions would lose coverage under GOP plans to cut Medicaid
Author: 0 Millions would lose coverage under GOP plans to cut Medicaid

Kevin Brady, Texas Republican and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. On Sunday at the Governors Ball, Trump said he was addressing the Republican governors in the room, saying the best thing would be to do nothing about the ACA because 2017 is a disaster for Obamacare.

National Two Rescued, Two Missing as Small Plane Crashes Into California Home
Author: 0 Two Rescued, Two Missing as Small Plane Crashes Into California Home

Two other people remained unaccounted for, Reynolds said. The plane took off on Runway 9 and as reportedly turning northbound when it slammed into the homes. There were four people on board the plane, according to Riverside Police Lt. Charles Payne. Their conditions weren't immediately known. "The building I was in shook like a very short, small natural disaster", H.L Reyes said on Twitter .

Author: 0 Moderate temperatures, slight chance of rain in Monday's forecast

Winds will be from the south, southeast all day at 10-22 miles per hour. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a west wind at 20 km/h and a low of -6 C, which means whatever melts will freeze. South wind 10 to 17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 29 miles per hour. South wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. Sunday night: Mostly cloudy Wind: E 5-10.

National Sheriff IDs gunman killed after firing at Florida pipeline
Author: 0 Sheriff IDs gunman killed after firing at Florida pipeline

Highway 41 and moved to stop the suspect by using a "precision immobilization technique", Gaskins said. He led law enforcement on a chase and was later shot and killed by Citrus County deputies after pointing his high-powered rifle at them, according to the police report.

Author: 0 Key Republican says no evidence of Trump campaign-Russia contacts

A few hours later, Rep. Adam Schiff, the Californian who is the senior Democrat on the panel, noted that Nunes was correct but only to the extent that there is no evidence before the committee, at all. Burr, Nunes' counterpart in the Senate, is also conducting an investigation into campaign staffers' communication with Russian Federation. "What I've been told by many folks is there's nothing there", he said.

National Vehicle drives off parking garage, lands in building below
Author: 0 Vehicle drives off parking garage, lands in building below

CBS station KHOU reports that the vehicle crashed onto a hardware store in west Houston . Police in Houston said the driver apparently hit the gas pedal instead of the brake when he drove off the parking structure Sunday. Al Castillo with the Houston Fire Department. "Terry [the general manager] said he was covered in sheet rock". The driver described as a young man, was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Author: 0 Democrats invite immigrants to Trump's congressional address

According to advance notes provided by the White House, Trump's address "crosses the traditional lines of party, race and socioeconomic status" and invites "Americans of all backgrounds to come together" to make the American Dream attainable for everyone.

Author: 0 Cuomo's Favorability Among NY'ers Up, Trump's Down

The lone proposal to be opposed by a majority of voters: Cuomo's plan to complete a 750-mile biking and hiking trail linking several regions of the state. Fifty-three percent of voters who identified themselves as independents said they had a negative view of Trump when the poll was taken between February 19-23.

Author: 0 Investigation finds non-citizens illegally cast ballots in Ohio

While President Donald Trump has alleged that millions of non-citizens voted illegally in the U.S., Husted countered by saying that's not the case in Ohio. Trump has repeatedly claimed, without evidence, that widespread fraud in the 2016 election led to "millions" of fraudulent votes, causing Hillary Clinton to win the popular vote.

Author: 0 Bannon offers up Trump agenda in rare public speaking appearance

So according to the White House version, an FBI official improperly communicated with the administration during an ongoing investigation. "We asked them to tell the truth", press secretary Sean Spicer said. The senior administration officials denied that the White House was attempting to exert pressure on the FBI, insisting the White House was not discussing a pending investigation, simply the news story.

Author: 0 FCC Chairman Goes After His Predecessor's Internet Privacy Rules

In truth, the lack of rules means that ISPs can continue to use vast quantities of sensitive and valuable consumer data they possess with very little regulatory oversight: a situation that is unlikely to change while Pai is in charge. The security requirement is part of a bigger rule that would require ISPs to get consent before selling customer data to third parties like advertisers.

National Officer in Castile shooting death expected to enter plea today
Author: 0 Officer in Castile shooting death expected to enter plea today

St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez is charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Philando Castile. The shooting, along with that of a black man by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the day before, fueled public debate in the United States over the use of excessive force by law enforcement.

National US House Intelligence Leader Balks at Wider Probe of Trump-Russia Links
Author: 0 US House Intelligence Leader Balks at Wider Probe of Trump-Russia Links

Just because House reps are back in Washington and able to escape town hall protests during the congressional recess doesn't mean they are suddenly except from hearing the concerns of their constituents. Nunes dismissed the idea of requesting Trump's tax returns, and did not say if he would support the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate any alleged contacts.

National What We Know About the Obamacare Replacement
Author: 0 What We Know About the Obamacare Replacement

Speaking after he and several other members of the National Governors Association met with Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other members of Trump's administration, Snyder spoke about the 2010 health care reform law in what may be his toughest rhetoric to date, saying "it hasn't worked" and that insurance access markets are "collapsing".

Author: 0 Trump's DOJ dropping opposition to Texas voter ID law

The law being challenged was enacted in 2011 and required Texas residents to show one of seven forms of approved identification in order to cast a ballot. At issue in Tuesday's hearing in the federal courthouse in Corpus Christi is whether there was an intent to discriminate against minority voters when the law was pushed through the Texas Legislature and signed by then-Gov.

National Trump admits killing ObamaCare is harder than he thought
Author: 0 Trump admits killing ObamaCare is harder than he thought

One of the most pressing agenda items for GOP leaders: Getting the President's full backing. During his run for the presidency, Trump said he would overturn the law on the first day of his presidency, but now says the reforms might not take place until next year.

National Bill Cosby Is Back in Court Today
Author: 0 Bill Cosby Is Back in Court Today

The June 5 trial will be located in Norristown, despite a request for a change of venue. Cosby's lawyers have also suggested bussing in jurors from another county in Pennsylvania if the judge does not want to move the trial. Investigators reopened her complaint in 2015 and it became an issue in the district attorney's race that fall in Montgomery County. The State Supreme Court will pick that location.

Author: 0 United Airlines to offer seasonal flights from Bradley to San Francisco

United 2419 will leave Sacramento daily at 9:45 p.m. and arrive in Newark the following morning at 5:57 a.m.; the Newark-to-Sacramento flight, 2411, will depart at 7 p.m. The airline uses an Airbus 319 with 128 seats. Currently, customers generally fly through Dallas or Atlanta to reach Latin America or the Carribean. Gov.

National Bomb threats target Jewish Community Centers, forces evacuation in NJ
Author: 0 Bomb threats target Jewish Community Centers, forces evacuation in NJ

Davie Police later ruled that the threat was not credible. Last week, Jewish centers in five U.S. states were targeted in a wave of coordinated bomb threats called into the centers, prompting evacuations. It wasn't clear if they were connected. Other threats have been reported as well. Paul Goldenberg, director of the Secure Community Network, told JTA shortly after reports of the bomb threats began coming in that his organization was working closely with the Department of Homeland ...

National The Leaked ACA Draft Confirms Your Fears About Planned Parenthood
Author: 0 The Leaked ACA Draft Confirms Your Fears About Planned Parenthood

The past week has been marked by angry protests at town hall meetings and marches in Washington, D.C., and other cities involving Democrats and some Republicans who are fearful of losing their health insurance coverage. "Now in particular, Wyoming has got a number of really important issues and concern because we're a rural state, because we're a small state population wise".

Author: 0 Donald Trump at CPAC

The comments were made just hours after White House aides attempted to counter a CNN report claiming that White House chief of staff Reince Priebus had discussed a New York Times story on Russian ties with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Author: 0 Mike Pence Calls On Conservatives To Mobilize In CPAC Speech

He rued that the media, the elites, the insiders, everybody else who profits off preserving the status quo, they dismissed Mr. Trump every step of the way. He said there would be an "orderly transition to a better health-care system that finally puts the American people first". He promised that the Trump Administration would go on to rebuild the American military and that "under president Donald Trump no state will ever be forced to adopt the common core".

Author: 0 EF1 tornado confirmed in York County

Social media can be credited today for getting the word out about the damage, prompting the weather service to investigate the damage. Trees and large branches also fell onto homes and garages. NWS Meteorologists from State College, PA were in the area Sunday afternoon to survey the storm damage. At this time, no injuries have been reported.

National Trump's top aides blow hot and cold in rare joint appearance
Author: 0 Trump's top aides blow hot and cold in rare joint appearance

I wonder if anyone in the Trump White House even understands how inappropriate this is? U.S. Congressmen and intelligence officials were recruited by the Trump administration to contact media organizations and speak against reports of the close ties that are believed to exist between Trump's team and Russian officials, possibly dating back into his presidential campaign, The Washington Post reported Friday.

Author: 0 Honda Classic: Rickie Fowler lurking behind Palmer, Bryan after Round 2

He started with that four-stroke lead, the largest third-day lead of his PGA Tour career, but a drive into the water on No. 6 resulted in double-bogey 6. "To be in the position I was after 54 holes here, give myself that cushion, allowed for a tough day today", he said. Rickie Fowler said his putter was his saviour in the final round.

National Collier protestors rally in support of Affordable Care Act
Author: 0 Collier protestors rally in support of Affordable Care Act

With the Affordable Care Act's repeal-replace-reform-repair debate crawling along, House Republicans and the White House do seem to favor one point: sharp cuts to Medicaid . "We need to bring back democracy and justice to America", said Barbara Gregory, a protestor. "The Republicans are a bunch of useless, gutless do-nothings", Diamond said.

National Six charged in aftermath of death of UConn student
Author: 0 Six charged in aftermath of death of UConn student

One of the attendees was Jeffny Pally, a 19-year-old sophomore from West Hartford. Pally, who was studying nursing at the school, died in October after she was struck by a fire rescue vehicle that was responding to what turned out to be a false call.

National Rachel Dolezal is unemployed and almost homeless, but not apologetic
Author: 0 Rachel Dolezal is unemployed and almost homeless, but not apologetic

A friend helped her come up with the money for February's rent and she doesn't know how she's going to pay for March. Or did she create her own issues with that nearly unbelievable controversy two years ago when it came to light she was a white woman pretending to be black? But Dolezal still says she would never consider going back to "being white".

National Trump's 'Greatest Nightmare' Is a United Democratic Party
Author: 0 Trump's 'Greatest Nightmare' Is a United Democratic Party

But now, well, the Democrats have their man. Can the Democrats take back seats in 2018 - and even take the White House from Trump in 2020 - with Perez at the helm?? Let us know in the comments (below)! "What I am also confident about is as we invest in our state party infrastructures, we are going to build strong capacity to elect Democrats up and down the ticket", replied Perez.

National Most Americans want United States to keep funding expanded Medicaid
Author: 0 Most Americans want United States to keep funding expanded Medicaid

Critics of the Republican plans have warned repealing Obamacare could lead to a huge redistribution of funds from poor to rich Americans and could see millions of low-income people lose their health insurance entirely. But like Obamacare, the plan would generally bar insurers from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions unless the individuals allowed their insurance to lapse.