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National Sessions: Ferguson emblem of tense relationship with police
Author: 0 Sessions: Ferguson emblem of tense relationship with police

With violent crime on the rise in St. Louis and nationally, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited St. Louis Friday to speak with local law enforcement and discuss what can be done. According to the Justice Department, judges will now go to prisons to initiate prosecutions, instead of sending foreigners to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities, as was the case so far.

Author: 0 Sanctuary Cities Stand Firm, Despite Threats To Funding

The lawsuit argues the federal government can not decide how local governments enforce federal law. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened on Monday to strip Justice Department grants from cities and other local governments that choose to shield illegal immigrants from deportation efforts.

National To Some, North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill' Repeal Isn't A Repeal At All
Author: 0 To Some, North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill' Repeal Isn't A Repeal At All

The compromise bill weaves in several provisions, including repealing HB2, leaving state legislators in charge of policy over multi-stall bathrooms, and puts a temporary halt on local governments passing nondiscrimination ordinances until 2020 - which lawmakers say would allot time for ongoing court cases on transgender issues to play out.

National Professor receives backlash after controversial tweet
Author: 0 Professor receives backlash after controversial tweet

Tucker also rehashed some of the racially charged allegations that Ciccariello has made in past works, namely applauding the killing of whites during the Haitian Revolution, and his support of white genocide. An anti-white Drexel professor said he was disgusted a fellow traveler gave up their seat for a uniformed member of the military. Ciccariello responded to the reactions to his tweet in a Facebook statement , saying "my tweet has since been fed into and misrepresented by the outrage ...

National College athletic league signals return to North Carolina after LGBT law revoked
Author: 0 College athletic league signals return to North Carolina after LGBT law revoked

The new law repeals North Carolina's House Bill 2, also known as the bathroom law, which in part mandated people use public restrooms that matched the gender on their birth certificate, not the gender they identify with. The bill was signed into law by Cooper Thursday afternoon, after the N.C. House and Senate passed it earlier the same day. SHAPIRO: And so will you urge businesses and sporting associations and others to continue boycotting the state as people did after HB2? If the weight ...

Author: 0 In Trump's White House drama, Priebus is favorite target

What does it gain for Republicans to pass a bill that will, over the short term at least, cause individual health insurance premiums to rise another 20 percent while leaving fewer people insured? Rewind to 2010 when Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi successfully used public intimidation and behind-the-scenes cajoling to force her caucus to pass the almost 3,000-page Obamacare bill so that "we can see what's in it".

National Freezing rain possible Thursday night, soggy Friday in forecast
Author: 0 Freezing rain possible Thursday night, soggy Friday in forecast

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement calling for heavy snow mixed with freezing rain beginning tonight. A low-pressure system moving in from Missouri is responsible for the wintery weather in Southern Ontario during the next two days, according to Environment Canada.

National Controversy as Ivanka Trump makes White House role official
Author: 0 Controversy as Ivanka Trump makes White House role official

Walsh, a top aide to President Donald Trump is exiting the administration. Kathleen Clark, a legal ethics expert and professor at Washington University in St. Ivanka Trump is unique in that she is a woman with high-level influence. Kellyanne Conway, another top White House official, then defended Ivanka Trump in a television appearance, delivering what she called "a free commercial".

Author: 0 Supreme Court weighs heavily in favor of special ed rights

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, evinced that the Supreme Court had declined to hear the parents' appeal in the Thompson case. "It's a unanimous decision ". "I accept the law of the land, senator, yes", Gorsuch answered. He added that his circuit was unanimously taking the same position in all such cases.

Author: 0 Two Democratic Senators Announce They'll Vote to Confirm Gorsuch

Although Republicans hold a majority in the Senate, Democrats could filibuster Gorsuch if they can muster 41 votes against the appeals court judge. Republicans are signaling that if Democrats filibuster the judge's confirmation they are willing to invoke the so-called nuclear option, changing Senate rules to allow them to confirm him with a simple majority.

Author: 0 'We must fight them': Trump threatens Freedom Caucus and Democrats

The negative views in the poll make any new GOP effort embracing pieces of the crumbled legislation potentially perilous for the party. Where are @ RepMarkMeadows , @ Jim_Jordan and @ Raul_Labrador? Putin also said he's ready to meet with President Donald Trump at an upcoming Arctic summit.

Author: 0 Senate's blue wall begins to crumble on Gorsuch vote

The 52 senate Republicans, now joined by Heitkamp and Manchin, need six more defections to avoid a showdown. Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer would need at least eight of them to stick with him for a successful filibuster , since 33 Democrats - including both IL senators - have said they'd support a filibuster.

National Alabama congressman files one-sentence bill to repeal ObamaCare
Author: 0 Alabama congressman files one-sentence bill to repeal ObamaCare

While threatening members of the Freedom Caucus who hold ratings 90% or higher with Heritage, President Trump strongly stands by Speaker Paul Ryan who holds a pathetic lifetime score of 58%. Trump initially focused blame for the measure's failure on Democrats and predicted a dire future for the current law. The strong words from Trump and Ryan come after several House Republican lawmakers said Wednesday that the party may attempt another vote next week on the health-care bill, even as ...

Author: 0 The Senate just got ever closer to a 'nuclear' fight

In the recording, which the Missouri Republican Party gave to the newspaper, McCaskill says the decision is hard because if the filibuster is eliminated, Trump could nominate another justice without having to compromise with Democrats, and "all of a sudden, the things I fought for with scars on my back to show for it in this state are in jeopardy".

National 'Angel of Death' killer dies after attack in prison
Author: 0 'Angel of Death' killer dies after attack in prison

Harvey, who was serving multiple life sentences, was found beaten in his cell Tuesday afternoon at the state's prison in Toledo, state officials said. Some of the patients were suffocated when he let their oxygen tanks run out. In a 2003 interview on CBS' 60 Minutes II , Harvey explained how he got away with killing patients for almost two decades.

Author: 0 Manafort Is Willing to Talk With House Committee, Nunes Says

On Thursday, Nunes apologized to his colleagues for informing the public, and President Trump, about the fresh information before he spoke with them about it. It's common for Americans to get caught up in USA surveillance of foreigners, such as foreign diplomats in the US talking to an American. "Many names have been mentioned [in the documents]".

Author: 0 Wozniacki reaches her first Miami open final, defeats Pliskova

The 10th seed is to play Caroline Wozniacki in today's final after the Danish 12th seed won an even longer semi-final against second seed Karolina Pliskova 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 to kick off the day's action. Pliskova, who won titles this year at Doha and Brisbane, also fell in the semi-final stage at Indian Wells two weeks ago. "I am going to have a tough battle on my hands", Konta said.

Author: 0 Texas' O'Rourke kicks off 2018 Senate bid

Ted Cruz on Friday, setting up a longshot bid against the former Republican presidential candidate seeking re-election in 2018. Representative Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) plans to declare his candidacy on Friday (31 March) for the Senate seat held by the former Republican presidential candidate.

Author: 0 Konta Beats Venus To Miami Open Final

The 10th seed will play Caroline Wozniacki in Saturday's final after the Danish 12th seed won an even longer semi-final, 5-7 6-1 6-1 against second seed Karolina Pliskova to kick off the day's action. There is one more match to go and I'm going to do my best to win that one. "It's definitely special. This is one of the few tournaments where I've never made a final", she sid.

National Devin Nunes has some explaining to do
Author: 0 Devin Nunes has some explaining to do

Fueling the partisan animosity on the intelligence panel is Nunes's decision to reveal the incidental surveillance publicly and then brief the president on the matter before discussing it with the other members of the committee. Add to all of this - the White House has invited the house and senate intelligence committees to the White House to view classified information. A day after the meeting, Nunes called for a press conference to reveal that he acquired new information that demonstrated ...

Author: 0 McCain Seeks Last-Ditch Deal to Avoid `Nuclear' Fight on Gorsuch

Senate floor next week. Some Democrats have said Republicans "stole" a Supreme Court seat past year when the Senate refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland. Duckworth is the second Senate Democrat in the past day to cite Gorusch's refusal to meet with them as a reason to oppose his nomination. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who serve together on the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee, confer on Capitol Hill ...

Author: 0 U.S. appeals injunction of Trump revised travel order

The history of the revised executive order is "full of religious animus, invective and obvious pretext", Watson said in a ruling Wednesday that transformed his previous temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction, blocking Trump's order indefinitely.

National Trump Moves on from Obamacare
Author: 0 Trump Moves on from Obamacare

On Twitter on Sunday, Trump warned: "Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!" DesJarlais is a member of the House Freedom Caucus , a 30-something member group of hard-line conservatives whose opposition to the health care bill helped defeat it.

National Dylann Roof to Plead Guilty in State Trial
Author: 0 Dylann Roof to Plead Guilty in State Trial

Because Roof has agreed to a guilty plea in state court, prosecutors won't present any additional evidence, Wilson said. Roof, 22, was sentenced to death in January on federal hate crimes charges for killing nine black churchgoers at a Bible study session in Charleston, South Carolina, in June 2015.

Author: 0 Trump tweets about Freedom Caucus: 'We must fight them, & Dems'

Trump, for his part, blamed Democrats and has since lambasted the House Freedom Caucus, a group of conservative GOP members who opposed the bill. President Donald Trump is warning conservative lawmakers in the House that a fight is coming if they don't "get on the team, & fast".

Author: 0 Labrador: American Health Care Act was not a repeal of Obamacare

Moreover, Obamacare is still viewed negatively by the right on principle and the far left which feels the legislation did not go far enough. Arizona has been one of the worst hit states inflicted by Obamacare's failures with premiums increasing by 24 percent.

National Trump, conservatives try to put aside bitterness to cut tax deal
Author: 0 Trump, conservatives try to put aside bitterness to cut tax deal

But he's since criticized the Freedom Caucus for its resistance. Opposition from the Freedom Caucus helped sink major health care legislation in the House. The panoply of outside groups competing for primacy is reminiscent of the sometimes problematic internal factions at the White House itself, though the groups' leaders say there's plenty of room for everyone.

Author: 0 Missing Pennsylvania judge, 91, found alive in wooded area

U.S. Marshals say the judge, age 91, was reported missing by his family Wednesday afternoon but he was last seen around 11 p.m. Tuesday. Kosik rejected the initial plea deals and later sentenced the judges to prison terms of 28 years and 17½ years.

National Paul Ryan: Democrats Don't Want Obamacare Repeal, Republicans Do
Author: 0 Paul Ryan: Democrats Don't Want Obamacare Repeal, Republicans Do

Alabama Republican Mo Brooks also said Speaker Paul Ryan indicated the House would revisit the issue and that it would be "fairly immediate". "We're going to have to look at where a governing majority comes from". "It's not very serious yet". "The debate was over before the proponents got going". Richard Hohlt, a longtime Republican consultant, said he believes Trump, a consummate dealmaker who is not particularly ideological, is certainly open to negotiating with Democrats.

Author: 0 After long absence, Dempsey reminds all why he is USMNT's creative muscle

Bay Area native Sebastian Lletget made his World Cup Qualifying debut and scored in the fifth minute to give the hosts the early lead. Clint Dempsey returned from an irregular heartbeat to score his second global hat trick, 18-year-old phenom Christian Pulisic had one goal and set up three others, and the usa routed Honduras 6-0 Friday night to get right back in contention for an eighth straight World Cup berth.

Author: 0 NCAA to decide if HB2 repeal is enough next week

The deal came after the NCAA had said North Carolina sites won't be considered for athletic championship events for several years "absent any change" in HB2. "It's more a relief to me that there's been an effort to remove the black eye that our state has carried for the previous year", Brown said. Dan Bishop, spoke out against the new deal.

National Nebraska State Patrol Asking for Public's Help Locating A Man
Author: 0 Nebraska State Patrol Asking for Public's Help Locating A Man

The Nebraska State Patrol says 15-year-old Amedeus Leroux of Denver turned himself in to Colorado authorities in Denver this afternoon. Their arrest affidavit says the 3 adults were watching tv, drinking, and doing drugs when Fratis was stabbed during a fight with a third man and died at Ogallala Community Hospital.

National Alligator found illegally trapped and tied to a tree in Florida
Author: 0 Alligator found illegally trapped and tied to a tree in Florida

Authorities were called out to a residential area Thursday morning. "They thought the gator was posing a threat to dogs and humans, which it can be", said Eric, who lives nearby. "Why would somebody do that?" The gator is being taken to a sanctuary and will be treated for some artificial wounds and will then be released back into the wild.

National Thornwell leads SC to 88-81 NCAA upset of Duke
Author: 0 Thornwell leads SC to 88-81 NCAA upset of Duke

Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points and seventh-seeded SC used a second-half surge to shock No. 2 seed Duke 88-81 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Everyone else has already been sent home, including a talented Duke squad that seemed to finally hit its stride with four straight wins to claim the ACC tournament title.

Author: 0 GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in Kansas

But after numerous conservative lawmakers who blocked prior efforts to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act were swept out of office in last year's election, Kansas' Republican-controlled Legislature provided that approval this week.

National QC Unemployment Fell in February
Author: 0 QC Unemployment Fell in February

The February unemployment rate of 5.3 per cent means about 10,000 people in this area were out of work and looking for jobs. In contrast to the monthly national and state data, unemployment statistics for counties are not seasonally adjusted.

Author: 0 Trump threatens Republicans over healthcare humiliation

The word liberal seems to leave a bad taste in some people's mouths, but if they were to review our history, they would see if it weren't for liberals, we would not have Social Security or Medicare. "But if this Republican Congress allows the ideal to be the enemy of the good, I worry we'll push the president into working with the Democrats. He's been suggesting that much".

National Deep spring snow means California could ease water conservation rules
Author: 0 Deep spring snow means California could ease water conservation rules

A manual snow survey 90 miles northeast of Sonora at Phillips Station showed snow water equivalent Thursday of 46.1 inches, 183 percent of the late March and early April long-term average. Statewide snowpack was 164 percent of average. This is an extremely good year from the snowpack standpoint, ” he said, adding that this years snowpack ranks in the upper quarter of historic snowpacks and is providing “great reservoir recovery.”.

National Gonzaga, UNC, Oregon, USC to hold open Final Four practices
Author: 0 Gonzaga, UNC, Oregon, USC to hold open Final Four practices

What stands out about this Final Four field is the experience of the Bulldogs, Gamecocks, Tar Heels and Ducks. Staley is back in the Final Four as a coach for the second time in three years. And now look what's happened. Bell, the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, has double-digit rebounds in six straight games. How are people feeling about them? The women's team landed in Dallas on Tuesday and the men's team arrived Wednesady in Phoenix, Arizona.

Author: 0 Texas coach Karen Aston gives her thoughts on Final Four

They're fall less reliant on the three ball than Kansas is, and their size might be able to nullify Bell's presence on the interior. They got their behind their superstar, A'ja Wilson . "Focus on doing your job", Martin said he told his players. South Carolina's Sindarius Thornwell is the front-runner for Most Outstanding Player, netting 25.8 points per game - best in the tourney.

National Massive fire crumbles Atlanta interstate bridge; none hurt
Author: 0 Massive fire crumbles Atlanta interstate bridge; none hurt

Cortez Stafford said that the fire was under control Thursday night. Not only do our interstates funnel everyone passing through town on 75, 85 or 20 through a single geographic point downtown, but there is virtually no redundancy to alleviate those routes when something shuts one or more of them down.

Author: 0 Top Democrat Says 'No' To Neil Gorsuch Confirmation

After two days of Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch - President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee - Democrats are declaring their opposition. If Democrats filibuster, the majority Republicans-at Trump's urging-have threatened to invoke the nuclear option , which would lower the number of votes needed to confirm Gorsuch to a simple majority.

Author: 0 Transit system ups service after I-85 collapse

The Governor said there are some theories, however: "The speculation I heard was it was some PVC products that caught fire". Officials say the fire was fueled by giant spools of plastic utility conduits which were being stored under the overpass.

National Man dead after shots fired in struggle with officer
Author: 0 Man dead after shots fired in struggle with officer

Authorities say a man who died after a struggle with DE police in which shots were fired had been shot earlier in the day by Philadelphia police. He was already shot by Philadelphia police. The minivan crashed into a vehicle and stopped, and the man got into an unoccupied, parked auto that had its engine running. The female passenger and the four children also entered the Avenger before the suspect fled that scene, police said.