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Purdue is a former state legislator and two-term governor in Georgia. During his confirmation hearing , he sought to assuage senators' concerns with large rural constituencies, promising to "do everything in my power" to "manage" Trump's priorities against the needs of small towns and farmers.
  • Trump security adviser urges Russia to rethink Syria support

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    The Syrian opposition has reported that Assad's forces have begun flying again from an air base struck last week by USA missiles. In the interview with CNN, Haley said peace in Syria was impossible with al-Assad in power. On TV talk shows Sunday, top Trump administration officials discussed the potential for more military action against Syria, and promised to press Moscow on its commitment to reduce Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.
  • North Carolina Beat Gonzaga for NCAA Men's Basketball Crown

    North Carolina Beat Gonzaga for NCAA Men's Basketball Crown

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    I told you, people have questioned my integrity, and that means more to me than anything. "I feel like the way we ended it a year ago, we just worked so hard and we got this second chance and took advantage if it". But Hicks finally found the rhythm down the stretch. The Tar Heels scored the first eight points of the second half to take a 40-35 lead and forced Gonzaga coach Mark Few to use a timeout 2:45 into the half.
  • Trump hits golf course with Sen. Rand Paul

    Trump hits golf course with Sen. Rand Paul

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    In an interview published on Sunday by the Financial Times , Trump was adamant he wanted to get a healthcare bill passed, and said he would turn his back on the Freedom Caucus and negotiate with Democrats if that is what it took. The White House said in a statement that the tweet did not violate federal law "as it clearly comes from his personal account and not his official White House account".
  • Wisconsin, New York officials step into milk trade dispute

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    Around 75 US dairy farmers lost their purchaser, and over-production of milk in the United States is making it hard for those farmers to find a new buyer. At Cayuga in New York, Ellis said he's been getting offers of free supplies, but had to turn them down. The Roskopf farm near Iron Ridge is among the farms in our area to get that letter.
  • White House Officials Aided Nunes in Getting Intel

    White House Officials Aided Nunes in Getting Intel

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    One of them, identified by the Times as Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for intelligence at the National Security Council, "was originally brought to the White House by Michael T. The committee's work has been deeply, and perhaps irreparably, undermined by Nunes' apparent co-ordination with the White House. Intelligence agencies routinely monitor the communications of foreign officials living in the USA, though the identities of Americans swept up in that collection is to be protected.
  • Mickelson, Dustin Johnson roll into last 16

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    Mickelson got one back with a birdie at 10 and a par at the long 12th was enough to cut the arrears to one, but Haas knocked a sublime second to three feet to win the 15th and matched Mickelson's birdie at 16 before holing from six feet for par at the penultimate hole to wrap up a 2&1 win.
  • Federal judge sides with Trump administration in travel ban case

    Federal judge sides with Trump administration in travel ban case

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    A federal judge in Virginia has ruled against a Muslim civil-rights group that sought to block the Trump administration's proposed travel ban. The order, Trenga wrote in his opinion, falls well within the president's authority over the country's foreign policy and national security.
  • Vermont: Senator Sanders Issues Statement on Gorsuch Nomination

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    Unlike with other cabinet nominees, Democrats retain the ability to filibuster Supreme Court nominees. "It's to change the nominee". But nothing is more consequential than Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court, which was fast-tracked to the president's desk by the Koch Brothers-backed Federalist Society .
  • White House jumper caught on fence

    White House jumper caught on fence

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    Security in the White House had been briefly elevated as Secret Service agents in addition to officers elevating their immediate readiness, they said. Tran, of Milpitas, California, had on him two cans of mace, a U.S. passport, an Apple laptop, a book written by Trump, and a letter to the president, according to a police report.
  • Amber Alert Day 8

    Amber Alert Day 8

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    Elizabeth and Cummins made statements denying that they had kissed, according to a January 30 investigative report. However, nobody in the school notified the girl's family about the kiss allegations, the family's attorney Jason Whatley said.
  • Gov. Scott Wants State Atty. To Recuse Herself In Cop Killer Case

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    He was also charged separately in the death of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon , who police say he shot to death December 13. Orlando police Lt. Reno argued that she didn't write the law, but was obligated to enforce it. Prosecutors have prosecutorial discretion, and they exercise it every day.
  • South Dakota State vs. Gonzaga

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    In a game that featured poor shooting throughout, three-point shooter Jordan Mathews led the Zags with 16 points. The Bulldogs shot an bad 31% from the floor in the opening frame, enjoying just a four point lead at halftime. “Hes a dynamic playmaker, can get in the lane at will, unbelievable mid-range and floater, high assists, low turnovers, and hes continued to become a better 3-point shooter, ” Otzelberger said.
  • Northeast hit by snowstorm, braces for more

    Northeast hit by snowstorm, braces for more

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    According to the National Weather Service, snow is expected to begin falling late Monday night in southwestern portion of the state and continue through Tuesday. Direct flights to Newark from Key West International Airport on United Airlines were stymied while many Key West travelers found themselves stuck at major hubs in Miami and Atlanta where connecting flights had been scratched over the storm.
  • US Attorney Bharara fired in standoff with President Trump

    US Attorney Bharara fired in standoff with President Trump

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    When Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked all 46 USA attorneys remaining from former President Barack Obama's administration to resign Saturday, Bharara refused to do so, following which he was sacked. According to people speaking on condition of anonymity, Bharara was concerned about returning the call as there were protocols restricting communications between the White House and prosecutors.
  • KDEM: More fires under control across Kansas

    KDEM: More fires under control across Kansas

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    Another fire in Gray County burned almost 100,000 acres, and across the border in Beaver County, Okla., a blaze has destroyed almost 200,000 acres. As of 7:20 a.m.Tuesday, the fire is 5 percent contained. A woman had a fatal heart attack while fighting a blaze in Buffalo Tuesday, reports the Associated Press . Four firefighters were injured while battling the blaze.
  • Cummings, Trump Meet; Talk Race and Drug Prices

    Cummings, Trump Meet; Talk Race and Drug Prices

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    During a press conference last month, Trump suggested Cummings was slow walking the scheduling of the meeting under political pressure. The two lawmaker said the federal government could save as much as $ 16 billion per year if Medicare paid similar rates.
  • Flight Diverted After Man Fumes Over Blanket Charge

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    Officers interviewed the man and determined he had not made a threat against the aircraft, and thus had not violated any laws. After getting the number, the man said, "I would like to take somebody behind the woodshed for this", according to Los Angeles police.
  • Daycare worker accused of pushing girl down stairs

    Daycare worker accused of pushing girl down stairs

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    According to multiple reports, workers in the daycare had installed the camera only minutes before the alleged assault took place. She was then fired from her job at the daycare. "It still hurts", Shawayne Tavares told CBS Philly . "I was so upset". Gable was sacked from the day care and arrested though she is now out on bail.
  • US Supreme Court Remands and Vacates Gavin Grimm Case

    US Supreme Court Remands and Vacates Gavin Grimm Case

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    The decision comes after President Donald Trump's administration withdrew former President Barack Obama's federal guidance allowing transgender students the right to use whichever public restrooms with which they are most comfortable. This does not mean that Grimm's case is necessarily in trouble. Rather, they say, Title IX protects only those discriminated against due to their biological sex .
  • 97-Year-Old Twins Die Together After Falling Outside Home

    97-Year-Old Twins Die Together After Falling Outside Home

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    Investigators believe that Williams , of East Providence, Rhode Island , may have fallen in the driveway walking to her auto, according to a police statement . As the night wore on, temperatures dipped to 16 degrees (minus 9 degrees Celsius). Haley lived along the Providence River waterfront in Barrington for more than 60 years.
  • H-1B visa applications' premium processing facility blocked, temporarily

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    The suspension is effective April 3, and could last up to six months, according to USCIS. H-1B's stated objective is to attract highly educated specialists to United States jobs that companies can't fill, and while it applies to a number of industries, the majority of recipients work in technology.