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Rauner's administration issued a statement, saying more work needed to be done to make the deal a good one for taxpayers. But their fears should be tempered by knowing Cullerton has tied all the pieces together, said Assistant Republican Leader Dave Syverson of Rockford.
  • Woman jumps on back of man attacking police officer, cops say

    Woman jumps on back of man attacking police officer, cops say

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    A Good Samaritan is credited with stepping in and rescuing a Baton Rouge Police officer who was being attacked by a suspect during a traffic stop. "It was something that went through my soul", Williams-Tillman said, adding that she didn't hesitate before stopping to help.
  • Tom Purcell: Whose Day Is Presidents' Day Anyway?

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    I even called the governor's office this George Washington "birthday" morning to see if they were answering the phone. If you have Monday off for the Presidents Day holiday, you might have trouble finishing all of your errands. One outcome, intended or otherwise, is that the holiday falls between February 15 and 21, never landing on Washington's actual birthday. The holiday later became an occasion to pay tribute to the first president, George Washington, and the 16th president, Abraham ...
  • 'Excessive rainfall', flooding threatens Central and Northern California

    'Excessive rainfall', flooding threatens Central and Northern California

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    A large 20-foot-deep sinkhole that swallowed two vehicles in North Laurel Canyon Blvd, in Los Angeles , is cordoned-off on February 18, 2017 , after a powerful storm hit southern California. "The rainy season has been insane in California, with multiple atmospheric river events directing moist onshore flow and precipitation along the mainly central and northern coasts while Southern California has been left out".
  • Sierra Club: Pruitt Will Be Most Dangerous EPA Administrator in History

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    Pruitt was confirmed after a vote to delay his confirmation until emails ordered released by a judge could be reviewed by the Senators. Since his nomination, Pruitt has attracted condemnation from environmentalists and Democrats for suing the EPA multiple times and questioning the science behind climate change.
  • ICE agents arrest alleged domestic abuse victim in court

    ICE agents arrest alleged domestic abuse victim in court

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    He had been detained by ICE earlier that week. VAWA protections are vital for the safety of undocumented survivors of domestic violence. NewsFix caught up with the officers of ICE as they entered the El Paso courthouse where they tracked a transgender woman, Irvin Gonzalez.
  • Mulvaney confirmed to lead Office of Management and Budget by Senate

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    Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., supports him, balancing out Collins, who says she doesn't trust him to protect human health and the environment. The Senate voted 54-46 to tee up a confirmation vote that could come Friday. Thursday was bittersweet for many of congress's most outspoken conservatives. "And as my colleagues and I sought repeatedly to find legislative solutions to reverse unsafe defense cuts and eliminate arbitrary defense spending caps, it was Congressman Mulvaney and his allies that ...
  • Two killed, pregnant woman wounded in shooting caught on Facebook Live

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    All three victims were shot inside of a vehicle that was in an alley. The 2-year-old boy was killed along with a 26-year-old man, who was the target of the shooting, a spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department told ABC News . Earlier Tuesday, 11-year-old Takiya Holmes, one of two young girls shot on the South Side of Chicago over the weekend, died, according to her family.
  • Fugitive ex-Peruvian president not on flight to Israel

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    Toledo was booked on an 8 p.m. (0400 GMT) flight from San Francisco to Tel Aviv, the source said. Reuters reported that Peru had been informed by the United States that authorities will not detain the former president during his stay, nor prevent him from boarding his flight to Israel.
  • Yale changes name of building honoring former slave owner

    Yale changes name of building honoring former slave owner

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    The Ivy League university on Saturday said the move ends the controversy over the formerpolitician and defender of slavery John C. Calhoun, whose legacy led to campus protests in 2015 . Calhoun, for his part, was a racist shit satchel whom we need not discuss further. At the University of North Carolina, officials renamed a hall that had honored a leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • 60 million people across the Northeast brace for major snowstorm

    60 million people across the Northeast brace for major snowstorm

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    Counties in northeastern New Jersey are included in the map below. All Philadelphia school district administrative offices and after-school activities will be canceled as well. "Those venturing outdoors may become lost or disoriented", the National Weather Service said in an advisory. The Philadelphia area had been told to expect up to 8 inches in the morning, but ended up getting much less.
  • Schools closed, flights canceled as winter storm hits Northeast

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    American Airlines: More than 400 flights have already been cancelled for Thursday , and flight change fees have been waived for routes up and down the East Coast through February 13 ( full list of affected airports here ). MA activated its emergency management bunker in Framingham, where Gov. Charlie Baker urged people to stay off the roads to allow plows and sanders to do their work.
  • Durbin Plans to Meet With Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

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    The two chatted quietly and gave no statements as reporters and photographers were escorted into Schumer's office to photograph them together. Republican leaders have threatened to go "nuclear" and eliminate the 60-vote threshold that remains for Supreme Court nominees if Democrats block Gorsuch's nomination.
  • US Army May Reach Decision on Dakota Access Pipeline Easement This Week

    US Army May Reach Decision on Dakota Access Pipeline Easement This Week

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    When complete, the pipeline would bring oil and gas from the Bakken Shale to IL, where it would link up to other pipelines. In January, the Department of the Army, withholding the final easement necessary for construction beneath the lake, initiated an Environmental Impact Statement, which Energy Transfer failed to block in court.
  • Muslim travel ban: Winners, losers, and the rest of us

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    Friday's ruling was not the first to challenge the travel ban, but it was the most sweeping as it effectively vacated the main tenets of the order. However attorneys representing the Trump administration argued that as president, he had broad powers and was within his right to issue an order that protects Americans.
  • 11 people arrested at NYU during clashes protesting conservative speaker

    11 people arrested at NYU during clashes protesting conservative speaker

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    Nine of the 11 people arrested were issued desk appearance tickets summoning them to Manhattan Criminal Court on April 3, the NYPD said. Outside, protesters shouted, carried signs and burned "Make America Great Again" hats. A scuffle broke out in front of the building between protesters and police. Protesters made chants of "get out of here you Nazi scum", at McInnes, and "hurled expletives at police", and others who attempted to either enter the venue or keep students and attendees safe.
  • At Paris' Louvre, machete-wielding man attacks soldier

    At Paris' Louvre, machete-wielding man attacks soldier

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    The man cried out "Allahu Akbar" and police believe he wanted to carry out a terrorist attack, the head of the French capital's police force said . Both the wounded soldier and the attacker are reportedly being treated at a hospital in central Paris . Friday's incident was the latest in a string of attacks in France, several which have been claimed by the Islamic State.
  • Susan Collins opposes Trump's education secretary nominee DeVos

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    For the second time Republicans have had to postpone a vote on Betsy DeVos, the deep-pocketed anti-public education activist who is President Donald Trump's nominee to become Secretary of Education. DeVos will force vouchers on Alaska", she said. "We just think that somebody with her record of constant activism against public education should not be in charge of the public schools that 90 percent of America's children go to".
  • GOP senators say they'll vote against Trump pick for Betsy DeVos

    GOP senators say they'll vote against Trump pick for Betsy DeVos

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    Devos' lack of experience with public schools will make it hard for her to fully understand, identify and assist with (their) challenges, particularly for our rural schools in states like Maine", Collins said in her floor speech. Grayson said she's seen widespread opposition to DeVos in Greenville County. It was not known Wednesday how Alaska's other senator, Republican Dan Sullivan, would vote on DeVos.