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Trump has embraced autocratic leaders without hesitation

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On Wednesday, the YSK rejected the CHP's appeal against the result of Sunday's vote but the party's deputy chair responsible for foreign relations, Ozturk Yilmaz, told Sputnik on Thursday that the CHP would continue to seek the annulment of the referendum results. Read More »

Trump targets foreign worker visa scheme

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During a visit to Wisconsin on Tuesday, President Donald Trump ordered the review of the H-1B program . When asked by reporters what policy changes will take effect immediately after Trump signed the order , a senior administration official detailed how the president is really asking for self-assessments from a range of federal agencies. Read More »

Search widens for Facebook murder suspect

During a frantic call to 911, people at the scene of Sunday's fatal Facebook shooting are instructed by the dispatcher to provide medical attention to the 74-year-old victim, Robert Godwin , Sr. One of Robert Godwin's sons said he was greatly disturbed by how the killer carried out his very bad deed. "He wasn't harming anyone". Dozens of family, friends and community members gathered Monday evening in Cleveland for a vigil to remember Godwin. Read More »

Arkansas court maintains stay for condemned man

On Monday, the Arkansas Supreme Court rejected Attorney General Leslie Rultedge's motion to vacate the stay of Bruce Ward. The fight in Arkansas, which has not held an execution in 12 years, came after US executions fell to a quarter-century low in 2016 and as several capital-punishment states have been sidelined due to problems with lethal injection drugs and legal questions over their protocols. Read More »

Does Trump keep his promises? Poll finds big shift in opinion

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While numbers sank the most among respondents who identified as Democrats or liberals, researchers stressed Trump's standing among Republicans dipped by 11 percent and by 16 percent among independents. That compares with 62 percent from February 1-5 among a random sample of 1,019 adults, age 18 and older, living in all 50 USA states and the District of Columbia. Read More »

Back to scratch on tax reform

Now that Americans are getting into crunch time with filing their taxes , it's important to remember what's usually supposed to happen in early April. "The only way we can have comparable intensity on our side in an off-year election is actually deliver and do some things". So a carbon tax could be a politically useful way to find some revenue, possibly bring Democrats on board, and make Trump's approach to climate change look less appalling. Read More »

Eramo, Rolling Stone Reach Settlement in Defamation Lawsuit

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Another lawsuit against the magazine, waged by the fraternity, remains pending. Last November, a jury awarded Eramo, the university's former dean of students, $3 million in the lawsuit . For example, no one in Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity in question, matched the name or description that the young woman - known as Jackie - gave for the person who allegedly was the ringleader in her 2012 assault. Read More »

Wind gusting to 55 mph expected Friday in Western Washington

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Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. High winds March 8 knocked down this evergreen tree in the Royal Forest subdivision near 24 Mile and Hayes roads in Shelby Township. Saturday . SUNDAY: Sunny with a high near 61°. Rain is on its way as well, and thunderstorms are possible, but "it's going to be hit-or-miss showers - the main event for us now is going to be the wind", said meteorologist Dustin Guy. Read More »

US regulators let company test consumers for health risks

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The company said it has been working on showing the FDA that the reports are easy for customers to understand and that they meet the agency's requirements proving that they are accurate. "Women learn they are pregnant using a test directly marketed to them and buy it off the shelf in a drugstore", she told NPR . Saliva analysis can indicate higher risk of Parkinson's disease, among others, agency says . Read More »

Schumer warns GOP against rules change on Supreme Court

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But Toomey says this is different. As of Thursday, 33 of the 48 Democrats in the 100-seat Senate had announced opposition to Gorsuch , the Colorado-based federal appellate judge nominated by Trump in January for a lifetime post on the Supreme Court. Read More »

Trump reverses, says Obamacare repeal back on his agenda

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Ryan said he expects the Trump administration to decide the issue while litigation is ongoing, noting it could take "months" to sort out if the case returns the court. "They showed their demagoguery in this", Brown said. Some are left asking why this effort to repeal and replace Obamacare failed. They had no idea what a replacement was. Read More »

Baltimore police commissioner pledges reform despite Justice Dept. action

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That also throws into question whether the Sessions Justice Department will enter into new consent decrees with cities such as Chicago, which was the subject of a wide-ranging Justice Department civil rights probe in the a year ago of the Obama administration, spurred by the police shooting of LaQuan McDonald in 2015. Read More »

Ivanka Trump, Chelsea Clinton commemorate Equal Pay Day

But it isn't just women's individual bottom lines that suffer: The gender wage gap is also a drag on the US economy, and closing the gap should be a top priority of any economic policy agenda that seeks to strengthen and grow the economy. That support isn't likely to come soon. Pregnancy discrimination: Women who become pregnant face economic penalties - from outright job loss to being forced onto unpaid leave because their jobs are physically strenuous and they are denied simple job ... Read More »

Proposal has Rikers Island becoming part of LaGuardia

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The 146-page findings were posted Friday ahead of Sunday's formal announcement. The facility, notorious for violence at the hands of guards and among inmates, has been the subject of multiple local and federal investigations. The island, the report said , should be used to expand nearby LaGuardia Airport and to house waste-treatment and other unpopular facilities that are now housed primarily in poor neighborhoods. Read More »

Severe weather predicted for late Sunday morning

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This line of storms looks to move into the Piedmont by late afternoon into the early evening hours between 3pm and 7pm. The Bibb County School system is monitoring threatening weather conditions Monday as the National Weather Service anticipates severe storms. Read More »

Child killed, 12 people injured by carbon monoxide in MI motel

Jessica Hines, a spokeswoman for Lakeland Hospital in Niles, told CNN that one other person was "confirmed dead on arrival". The Niles Police Department has identified the deceased 13-year-old boy as Bryan Douglas Watts of Niles. "That's an extreme danger level", Wise told reporters . Arriving firefighters found the highest concentrations at 800 parts per million when they first entered the pool area and opened doors to ventilate the area. Read More »

April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and one Aberdeen group is collecting child supplies to help out local families. "We live in a wonderful community, with wonderful services and so many wonderful things, but child abuse and neglect remains a problem in our community", Baker Chapin said. Read More »

Google Maps Turns into Ms. Pac-Man for April Fools' Day

If you have the Google Maps app, all you need to do is open it up and hit the amazingly conspicuous button with Ms. Pacman's face. You can also chose new locations to play like Los Angeles or Paris, and for the web version, you can pick your own levels beyond just your local streets. Read More »

Texas Republicans defend 'bathroom bill' as North Carolina tweaks its law

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The American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights Campaign and various advocates have slammed the new bill for its lack of protection for LGBT people. "Fake repeal of HB2 leads to real lawsuit from us", the ACLU said on Twitter. Supporters said the bill would protect people from sexual predators. SIMMONS: Governor Cooper said this afternoon that he believes that this law catches North Carolina law up to where the people are, and our response is that it's only catching up some of the ... Read More »

9/11 attack on Pentagon: FBI releases unseen, rare images on official website

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Department of Defense headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, at 9:37 a.m. ET on that fateful morning. Another image of smoke and flames billowing out of the Pentagon after the terror attack. An aerial view of the Pentagon's damaged section after the 9/11 terrorist attack. The images appear to show emergency services battling to control the blaze, as well as recovery teams and investigators searching the rubble. Read More »

White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports

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Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday the material the White House wants the House and Senate intelligence leaders to view was discovered by the National Security Council. The White House quickly embraced Nunes' revelations, saying they vindicated Trump's explosive and unverified claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped his NY skyscraper. Read More »

Amherst, Northampton among MA cities listed as uncooperative with immigration detainer requests

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The list was prompted by an executive order signed by Trump in January that called on the government to document which local jurisdictions aren't cooperating with federal efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally. "King County has refused to abide by these tactics", said King County Councilmember Joe McDermott. In Texas, meanwhile, a federal magistrate judge on Monday confirmed that immigration agents were conducting raids in response to policy changes carried out ... Read More »

Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list but Trump's wealth slips

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American President Donald Trump has fallen 200 places in the list of richest people on the face of the earth. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates retained the top spot on Forbes " s "The World's Billionaires' list, with a fortune of $86 billion, up from $75 billion past year. Read More »

Lowry: Why Trump May Dump House Republicans

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Republican leaders have repeatedly said that was their schedule, but opposition mushroomed after a congressional report concluded this week that the measure would strip 24 million people of coverage in a decade. In a new complication, Sen. With only 52 Republicans in the Senate, Conaway said it's up to President Donald Trump to sway eight lawmakers. House Speaker Paul Ryan, however, pulled out some of the more favorable parts from the report, citing CBO estimates that AHCA would ... Read More »

Notre Dame, McKinney up, Maurer down in US News rankings

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Supply chain management is eighth in the nation. "Having strong graduate programs is key to our success as a top research university", said Chancellor Beverly Davenport. The complete rankings can be viewed through the U.S. News website . "The rankings place a value on our degrees, are a great way to recruit students and show ASU's commitment to academic excellence", she said. Read More »

Spring Forward Saturday Is Here, Baldwin Park: Change Your Smoke Alarm Battery

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What does this mean? Every year on the second Sunday in March at 2 a.m., Americans "spring forward" an hour, turning 1:59:59 a.m. into 3 a.m. This hour is not lost forever. Losing an hour of sleep is no fun, and researchers say it could be bad for your health. We'll go back to Standard Time on Sunday, Nov. 5. "This whole thing about daylight saving time , we have to question what the benefit of it is given that we know there are some risks associated with the change", he said. Read More »

Long Island blizzard watch for Monday night through Tuesday evening, NWS says

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In the Omaha area, Friday's high will reach just the lower 30s. Friday night , Hotz said temperatures are expected to drop to the upper 20s and, Saturday , stay below that 40 degree threshold. The higher snowfall totals will most likely be on elevated surfaces and grassy areas. By Saturday evening, forecasted precipitation will be primarily snow , with a possibility of sleet mixing in, as well. Read More »

Shares of Staples, Inc. (SPLS) Sees Large Outflow of Money

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Staples, Inc. has a 12-month low of $7.24 and a 12-month high of $11.37. Many research firms have provided their ratings on Staples, Inc. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -2.98%. (NASDAQ: SPLS ) to Neutral with a price target of $9. The firm's market capitalization is $5.71 billion. Tredje AP fonden now owns 155,083 shares of the company's stock worth $1,422,000 after buying an additional 2,740 shares during the period. Read More »

Anti-hate rally set in Philadelphia after cemetery vandalism

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This followed an incident in St. Louis , Missouri, in which vandals damaged 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pushed State Police to investigate the Rochester incident as a possible hate crime. The Anti-Defamation League is offering a 10,000 U.S. dollar reward for information leading to an arrest. Bomb threats The Jewish Community Center Association of North America says centres and day schools in 11 states received bomb threats on Monday. Read More »

Schumer Says GOP Division Gives Democrats A Chance To Save Obamacare

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Capitol in search of the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. In a Thursday press briefing, House Majority Leader Representative Paul Ryan denied. Other Republicans voiced skepticism whether Trump's plan to give states control over health programs for poorer people would lead to spending rollbacks and possibly leave millions of people with no insurance coverage. Read More »

New York Governor Orders Investigation Into Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers

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Golden berg also said the Jewish institutions are "behaving in an exemplary manner" in the wake of the threats. All of the buildings have been declared safe and are operating normally, the JCC Association said. "Not sure how this has become the new normal", Gad said in a message on Twitter . On Jan. 18, 27 Jewish community centers in 17 states, including Florida, New Jersey, Delaware, Tennessee and North Carolina received threats, according to the JCC Association of North America. Read More »

Climate-Change Skeptic Scott Pruitt Confirmed to Lead the EPA

President Donald Trump's pick for EPA administrator was among the most contentious of his cabinet nominees, and Democrats held an all-night session on the Senate floor in a failed bid to block his confirmation. Ahead of the Senate's vote, the Massachusetts Democrat led a group of senators in calling on Pruitt to recuse himself from various cases he brought against the EPA as Oklahoma's attorney general. Read More »