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National Senate OKs bills opposing rulings limiting open records laws
Author: 0 Senate OKs bills opposing rulings limiting open records laws

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last July ruled that Texas lawmakers discriminated against minority groups, who were less likely to possess one of the acceptable types of identification: a state driver's license or ID card, a concealed handgun license, a U.S.

Author: 0 Federal Judge Extends Order That Temporarily Blocks Trump's Travel Ban

There was even a new Trump quote Watson could use in his ruling: Trump's very own response to Watson's restraining order . The Trump administration had asked Watson to narrow his ruling to cover only the part of Trump's executive order involving the six-nation ban.

Author: 0 Seattle sues Trump administration over sanctuary city orders

Watch the "Fox & Friends" report above. "Cities seeking to comply with the Constitution and protect immigrant communities should be able to do so without heavy-handed threats from the federal government". If cities and states believe the law should be changed, then they must to go to the Congress to advocate changes, but unless and until changes are made, the law really is the law and it must be followed.

National White House staff won't attend correspondents dinner in 'solidarity' with Trump
Author: 0 White House staff won't attend correspondents dinner in 'solidarity' with Trump

White House staff plan on skipping the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner this year in "solidarity" with US President Donald Trump, media report said on Wednesday. Let's hope it doesn't turn out to be an isolated moment of sanity". Trump saying she'll comport to the same standards to which all other federal workers are held sounds nice, but in reality it does little to diminish the unease from an administration that's trying to run the government like a family business.

Author: 0 Kaine Joining Senate Democrats in Opposing Nomination of Gorsuch

Thirty-three percent of respondents offered no opinion . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs a majority of the Senate to approve the nuclear option, meaning he can only afford to lose two Republicans, and so far it's unclear just how many Republicans might be willing to vote against it.

National UMass hires Chattanooga's McCall after last pick backed out
Author: 0 UMass hires Chattanooga's McCall after last pick backed out

He's led the Chattanooga Mocs for two seasons now, earning a 48 and 18 record. If he can keep the core in place, UMass (and McCall) could have a very bright future. In his first season at UTC, McCall guided the Mocs to a school record 29 wins, which included victories over Georgia, Illinois and Dayton. Compared to the 2015-16 season, this past year was a slight let down for McCall and the Mocs.

National Unpaid bills put trial of Texas attorney general in limbo
Author: 0 Unpaid bills put trial of Texas attorney general in limbo

Ruling on final pretrial matters, state District Judge George Gallagher granted a request by prosecutors to move Paxton's trial to another county, saying the location will be determined "at a future date". Paxton, a stockbroker and state lawmaker before being elected attorney general two years ago, was indicted for allegedly steering investors to a technology startup in 2011 without disclosing that he was being paid by the company.

Author: 0 Brexit: UK to publish 'Great Repeal Bill' plan to replace EU laws

British Prime Minister Thersa Maytriggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, opening a two-year window for negotiations with Brussels to leave the 28-member bloc. The party chairman Manfred Weber said they would "not allow the cherry-picking we saw over the past few decades", and that the United Kingdom could not shape the future relationship with the bloc in the way it had done as a member of the EU.

National Las Vegas gets lucky with Raiders
Author: 0 Las Vegas gets lucky with Raiders

After the approval, Raiders owner Mark Davis said he would like to keep the Raiders in Oakland while the team's new stadium in Vegas is being built. In his defense, at least his team identifies with the whole state. There is only a select group of cities in North America that are home to both an National Hockey League and an NFL franchise and Vegas is now one of them.

Author: 0 Seattle challenges Trump over executive order on 'sanctuary cities'

On "Fox & Friends" this morning, an "Angel Mom" had some strong words for sanctuary city advocates. A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Justice said that failing to deport undocumented immigrants who have been convicted of crimes would make the U.S.

National Sean Spicer: Dems Who Oppose Gorsuch Are Playing Politics
Author: 0 Sean Spicer: Dems Who Oppose Gorsuch Are Playing Politics

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's latest statement that Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination will be confirmed on Friday, April 7, has set the battle lines for next week's confirmation fight. (Going "nuclear" means changing Senate rules to limit the filibuster.) If Democrats drop the filibuster, Republicans will leave it in place, and maybe Democrats will get to use it next time.

Author: 0 Woman arrested after 3 die in shooting, but not for shooting

As for the victims, the authorities later identified them as being Jaykob Woodriff (16), Jacob Redfern (17), and Maxwell Cook (19). A knife and brass knuckles were found at the scene after the violent confrontation. "It looks like self-defense from the preliminary investigation, but that's all speculative", Mahoney said. Neighbors (above) said they were still in shock.

Author: 0 Arab League calls for formation of independent Palestine state

The ministers at the gathering were instructed to find a way to help Arab countries to host millions of Syrian refugees. Five former Lebanese presidents and prime ministers aroused the ire of Hezbollah and its supporters this week for penning a.

National Trump says 'we must fight' Freedom Caucus Republicans and Democrats
Author: 0 Trump says 'we must fight' Freedom Caucus Republicans and Democrats

No one is laughing now. "We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!" the president tweeted . The tweet was the latest, most pointed, shot at the Freedom Caucus since the healthcare bill collapsed last Friday. Trump aides reportedly huddled Wednesday with conservative lawmakers . On Monday he tweeted the Democrats will be ready to deal once "Obamacare folds".

National Immigration agents round up 84 in Oregon, Washington, Alaska
Author: 0 Immigration agents round up 84 in Oregon, Washington, Alaska

DuBois said her critics were responding to an "unintended controversy". He also said they did not go after people "on school grounds, in churches, in high schools" to which a lot of people yelled, "Lies". Eva Millona, the executive director of a Boston-based umbrella organization that is the largest in New England serving immigrants and refugees, says DuBois' actions were irresponsible and only serve to intensify the anxiety among immigrants over tougher enforcement.

Author: 0 Congress lets states block certain Planned Parenthood money

Earlier this year, he was summoned to Capitol Hill to vote to confirm Trump's controversial pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos. Now that the procedural vote has passed, the Senate can hold a final vote later Thursday to officially repeal an Obama-era regulation that kept states from blocking Planned Parenthood from receiving funding from Title X family planning grants.

National Here's How President Trump Could Still Kill Obamacare
Author: 0 Here's How President Trump Could Still Kill Obamacare

Actually, it is possible, and it is the responsibility of Mr. Ryan , his GOP majority and President Trump. Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., short-circuited a House vote that would have spelled defeat for the Republican legislation because of opposition from conservative and moderate Republicans.

National Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Special Education Rights
Author: 0 Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Special Education Rights

Maryland parent Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, president of the nonprofit RespectAbility, calls the decision "epic". The ruling, one of the most important of this term, came as President Trump's Supreme Court nominee is wrapping up his third day of testimony before a Senate committee.

Author: 0 Gov't Watchdog to Probe Cost, Security of Trump's Florida Trips

Whether the Trump administration wants to call Mar-a-Lago the Winter White House, the Southern White House, the Weekend White House or something else altogether, some Democrats are now demanding that they treat the parade of visitors coming and going from there like their predecessors largely treated the regular White House itself - by actually recording their names.

National Trump administration reportedly seeks modest changes to NAFTA
Author: 0 Trump administration reportedly seeks modest changes to NAFTA

A White House blueprint for changing the North American Free Trade Agreement is coming under fire for sounding too much like the defunct Obama administration Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, Politico reports . "It's very diplomatic", he said. On the one hand, the letter refers to expanding opportunities for USA suppliers, which suggests a more open approach; yet, on the other, it refers to more restrictive policies consistent with the administration's Buy American philosophy.

Author: 0 Putin ready to meet Trump in Finland if it hosts summit

Including our officials. How can they work otherwise? Putin blamed the accusations on U.S. politics, and warned that it was risky to pit Washington against Moscow. The Democratic National Congress was hacked during the 2016 election campaign, with the e-mails of several high profile members of the party being released to the public, with the Obama administration admitting that it was highly likely the cyber-attack was carried out by Russian Federation.

National White House says new information has emerged on Russia probe
Author: 0 White House says new information has emerged on Russia probe

The Times story said Cohen-Watnick found classified reports of top foreign officials talking about developing connections with Trump's family and allies. Schiff said he and Nunes have agreed to go forward with a closed hearing with FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers.

Author: 0 Hawaii Judge Extends Order Blocking Trump Travel Ban

Trump's first attempt at the ban , which he signed on January 27, barred entry for nationals of seven majority Muslim countries, shut down the entire refugee program, blocked visitors who already had already been issued visas and gave immigration preference to religious minorities, which Trump said was created to help Christians.

Author: 0 NYC Mayor: "Fearless Girl" Statue Can Stay Through 2018

But de Blasio said at a news conference last week that may not be feasible. When the mayor was asked about the statue and James' advocacy for its permanence, de Blasio half-jokingly called James a " fearless girl " in reference to work they had done together opposing former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's term-limits extension.

National Improvement of freshman Fox leads Kentucky to Elite 8
Author: 0 Improvement of freshman Fox leads Kentucky to Elite 8

Malik Monk made four 3-pointers and scored 21 points, while Dominique Hawkins hit 4-of-5 shots from the field and connected on 3-for-4 from long range for Kentucky, which shot 49.2-percent as a team from the floor. That was as close as the Bruins would get as Kentucky pushed its lead to as much as 14 in the final couple of minutes. But Thomas Welsh picking up his fourth foul with 13:39 left did not help the Bruins' chances.

National Hawaii AG: An appeal of travel ban ruling likely
Author: 0 Hawaii AG: An appeal of travel ban ruling likely

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued the ruling after hearing arguments. He likened it to a neon sign flashing "Muslim Ban", which the government hasn't bothered to turn off. The ruling will stay in place until the lawsuit is resolved and won't be suspended if the government appeals, Watson said. The plaintiffs asked for it to be converted into a longer term preliminary injunction , and he agreed Wednesday night.

National Lawsuit fights ban on wineries from using out-of-state grapes
Author: 0 Lawsuit fights ban on wineries from using out-of-state grapes

As unlikely as the idea of a wine industry in snowy Minnesota might sound, it has grown rapidly. However, Bailly has been unable to grow enough grapes in her vineyard to comply with the state's mandate that a majority of the materials she uses to make her wine be grown in Minnesota, according to the lawsuit.

National Nunes' White House sources are unmasked
Author: 0 Nunes' White House sources are unmasked

McMaster when McMaster asked to move Cohen-Watnick to a different job. The bombshell report comes as Nunes has refused to disclose the source of the intelligence reports, even to members of his own committee, and mounting calls for him to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, or even step down as the committee's chair.

Author: 0 The ugly truth about black women's hair

Your husbands , fathers, sons and daughters do, too. And I think it's going to happen. "I can not be undermined", Waters said on MSNBC . As one of the 20 black women in Congress, Waters has been holding her own since her election in 1991, when the halls of government had not seen many women or minorities.

National Agreement to end 'bathroom bill' but are there enough votes?
Author: 0 Agreement to end 'bathroom bill' but are there enough votes?

Cooper narrowly defeated GOP Gov. Only the state legislature would be able to pass any legislation related to the use of multiple-occupancy bathrooms. LGBT organizations and the ACLU are not impressed . The Senate is expected to vote at 9:15 a.m. Social conservatives want HB2 to remain in place, saying ordinances like the one in Charlotte make it easy for male sexual predators to enter public restrooms designated for the opposite sex.

National Nunes cancels public hearing, sending House panel's Trump-Russia probe reeling
Author: 0 Nunes cancels public hearing, sending House panel's Trump-Russia probe reeling

Comey and Rogers said during an intelligence committee hearing that they had no information to support Trump's claims in a series of tweets that he had been placed under surveillance by former President Barack Obama. "I don't think that anyone should have any doubt about what is really going on here", Schiff said. Nunes thanked Manafort "for volunteering", saying congressional investigators "encourage others with knowledge of these issues to voluntarily interview with the committee".

Author: 0 'Dreamer' reunites with family, says he's hopeful for future

He'd been detained there since February 10, after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents took him into custody at his father's Seattle-area home. U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez nevertheless said "many questions remain regarding the appropriateness of the government's conduct" in arresting him.

National Ivanka Trump reverses course, will become official government employee
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump reverses course, will become official government employee

Eisen and Richard W. Painter, White House ethics lawyers for Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, respectively, wrote in a letter to Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel. The involvement of Trump's children and son-in-law in his presidency has sparked criticism, particularly as his sons - Donald Jr. and Eric Trump - continue to run Mr.

National High Court bolsters rights of learning-disabled students
Author: 0 High Court bolsters rights of learning-disabled students

He went on to make better progress in a private school. Yesterday the Supreme Court, in a unanimous ruling , overturned Gorsuch's restrictive interpretation of the law. "Please", Durbin said, no one was suggesting that, but a wrong reading of the law. "I was wrong because I was bound by circuit precedent , and I'm sorry", Gorsuch said .

Author: 0 Senate panel vote on Gorsuch delayed a week

While it only takes a majority vote of the body to confirm a nominee, it takes 60 votes to end debate on the process and move the nomination forward. Both Warner and Kaine also agree they do not want to see the senate overhaul the rules to get Gorsuch through.

Author: 0 Chicago Police Say They're Investigating Livestreamed Gang Rape Of Teenage Girl

The high school freshmen went missing on Sunday (19 March) and was finally reunited with her mother on Tuesday (21 March), authorities said. "I just want to make sure she's OK because I know she's probably scared and embarrassed". Guglielmi said that investigators were "making good progress identifying persons of interest" in the assault. The police then asked Facebook to take the video down, according to the Tribune .

National No bond for Miami teen accused of wounding two undercover detectives
Author: 0 No bond for Miami teen accused of wounding two undercover detectives

His partner, Detectives Charles Woods, 47, who was also shot during the ambush was released earlier this week. If you have any information on further suspects involved, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. The report says officers were forced to punch Thompson repeatedly to subdue him. He was eventually subdued and taken into custody. Thompson, a reputed gang member, has a criminal history, including an arrest earlier this year for carrying a concealed firearm.

National Girl, five, suspended for having stick that resembled gun
Author: 0 Girl, five, suspended for having stick that resembled gun

She was playing a palace guard on the playground at recess, while one of her friends was pretending to be a queen and another one was playing a princess. Caitlin is a handful, but I feel like this was way blown out of proportion. Some pointed out that Caitlin's father serves in the Army, so the she has grown up understanding the role that guns play.

Author: 0 North Carolina lawmakers to vote on repeal of transgender bathroom law

HB142 is a bill that actually maintains numerous discriminatory aspects of the law it's been crafted to replace. While the new measure eliminates the rule on transgender bathroom use, it also says state legislators - not local government or school officials - are in charge of policy on public restrooms.

National Ivanka Trump's Got a Brand New Job
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump's Got a Brand New Job

She will also receive government-provided communications devices, per the official. Her shift from an informal adviser at the White House to an unpaid government employee is small but important. In January, she had dismissed speculation about her role in the White House and said she was busy with relocating her family from NY to Washington .

National Hawaiian judge extends court order blocking Trump's travel ban
Author: 0 Hawaiian judge extends court order blocking Trump's travel ban

The State further argued that blocking the order would protect the constitutional rights of Muslims across the country after "repeated stops and starts of the last two months", and secure Hawaii's tourist-dependent economy. In his ruling, Watson rejected the Justice Department's request to leave intact the 120-day refugee ban, citing the Constitution's bar on favoring - or establishing - one religion over another.

Author: 0 German Chancellor's Conservatives strengthen support in Saarland state election

Saarland is now run by a "grand coalition" of the conservatives and Social Democrats, similar to Merkel's governing alliance in Berlin. However, the Sunday elections results showed that no such coalition is possible now. Rather, each North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member has its own military and own defence budget, and works with other signatories for the common defence.

Author: 0 Community Remembers Storm Chasers Killed In Crash

Spur is almost 70 miles east of Lubbock. The passenger was his friend and fellow storm chaser, Randall Delane Yarnall, 55, also of Cassville. Williams disregarded a stop sign and they collided with another storm chaser, Corbin Jaeger. Of course, people in the Cassville area will miss following Kelley and Randy's storm chasing adventures, but most of all, they'll miss seeing them in their community.

Author: 0 Mexican man freed from detention thankful

Ramirez's lawyers had sought to keep his case out of federal immigration court, which they said is ill-equipped to handle his claims that his arrest violated his constitutional rights to due process and to be free from unreasonable seizure.

Author: 0 Congress Reverses Obama Rule on Planned Parenthood

Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) voted with the Democrats to uphold the rule, leaving a tie. All Democrats opposed it, so Vice President Mike Pence cast a vote to break the 50-50 tie. The Republican-led Congress is now trying to reverse the rule using the Congressional Review Act, which lets lawmakers undo regulations enacted in the last months of the Obama administration with a majority vote.