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Asheville chefs among James Beard semifinalists

Asheville chefs among James Beard semifinalists

Dan Fox of Heritage Tavern and Jonny Hunter of Forequarter were nominated for Best Chef Midwest. Fox and Hunter were semifinalists past year as well, as was Francesco Mangano from Osteria Papavero...

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Lady Gaga, Jack Antonoff Among 142 Artists Opposing Texas 'Bathroom Bill'

Lady Gaga, Jack Antonoff Among 142 Artists Opposing Texas 'Bathroom Bill'

Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and a hoard of A-list celebrities have signed an open letter to Texas over recent moves to introduce anti-LGBT legislation. The NFL similarly protested the bill in a statem...

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Oroville Dam fix work by the numbers

The after was taken by AgVision on February 13, the day after erosion was discovered at the Oroville Dam's emergency spillway, prompting 188,000 evacuations. But the storm is looking colder than f...

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1 in 5 Pennsylvania bridges are 'structurally deficient,' report says

About 1,900 are on the Interstate Highway System. The top 15 most traveled structurally deficient bridges in the state were all separate portions of I-95 in Philadelphia, all of which were built b...

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Tornadoes Hit Texas: Same Storm Headed Here Wednesday

A strong storm system has unleashed heavy rains across much of Texas, tornado warnings for many counties and powerful winds. The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued a tornado watch and warnin...

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Trump hits back at U.S. media reports on Russian Federation contacts

Trump hits back at U.S. media reports on Russian Federation contacts

McCain said in a prepared statement. Fortunately, the White House won't have the last word about the contacts between Flynn and the Russian ambassador. Pence later repeated Flynn's claim in a CBS Ne...

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Residents permitted to return to homes near Oroville Dam

Residents permitted to return to homes near Oroville Dam

The Sheriff, however, was optimistic that the levels of the lake would come under control soon. He said the spillway flow would not have to be cut off to do the work. "It was necessary for us to eva...

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DOJ Asks Seattle Judge to Defer Action on Trump Executive Order

He said the revisions might include "new security measures", though he did not offer any specifics. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel specifically said that Washington State and Minn...

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Seattle Judge Refuses To Slow Case Against President's Executive Order

U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle suspended Trump's entire order across the country on February 3 after its legality was challenged by Washington state, eliciting a barrage of angry T...

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Warm Wednesday sets stage for possible record high on Thursday

Warm Wednesday sets stage for possible record high on Thursday

Tuesday's low in Madison was 29 at 11:59 p.m., 14 degrees above the normal low and 42 degrees above the record low of 13 below for February 14, set in 1951. Sunday: Partly sunny with a high near 70....

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Trump team had 'repeated contacts' with Russian Federation before election

Trump team had 'repeated contacts' with Russian Federation before election

The officials said the intercepted communications were not limited to Trump campaign officials, and included other associates of Mr. Trump. The White House's call for Russia to return Crimea t...

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'Just like Russia': Trump renews fight with intelligence agencies amid leaks

'Just like Russia': Trump renews fight with intelligence agencies amid leaks

But after the media reported that they had sources vouching that Mr. Flynn had discussed the sanctions with the envoy, it became impossible for the White House to defend him. "I think it would be ...

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Lowey holds roundtable talk on Affordable Care Act repeal

Lowey holds roundtable talk on Affordable Care Act repeal

The ACA by itself is far from accomplishing that ideal, but any policy that supports all workers, and supports more worker choice, is one worth keeping and improving. "We all as health care profes...

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Emergency: California's Oroville Dam Spillway Near Failure, Evacuations Ordered

The evacuation order , which was also posted at the Butte County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page , does not specify which areas of Oroville should be evacuated. However, with water from storms still ...

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PewDiePie Dropped by Disney, YouTube Over Anti-Semitic Videos

Felix Kjellberg (also known as Pewdiepie) pretty much started as a gaming YouTuber, playing games like Amnesia during his rise to fame. YouTube tells The Wrap that it's cancelling the release of...

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Kate Upton graces Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover for 3rd time

Kate Upton graces Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover for 3rd time

This will be Upton's third time landing the cover. Specifically, Jimmy Kimmel Live got to show off the upcoming cover to the world for the first time - but not without a bit of a wait and a joke fro...

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Mandatory Evacuation Order Around Lake Oroville Lifted

Inspectors with the state agency that both operates and checks the dam, the nation's tallest at 770 feet, walked the half-mile-long spillway in 2014 and 2015 and did not find any concerns. Phone cal...

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Valentine's Day weather: Rain returns to the mid

Valentine's Day weather: Rain returns to the mid

Wind chills by Thursday morning will be in the mid to upper teens. Cloudy, with a high near 59. Partly cloudy Tuesday , high in the low 80's. Tuesday night - Mostly clear, with a low around 54....

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Oroville Dam threatens to flood nearby towns

Oroville Dam threatens to flood nearby towns

The dam's emergency spillway could be on the verge of failing due to erosion, the sheriff's office said in a statement. The threat comes not from the dam itself, which the California Department o...

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California dam evacuees are told they can go home

Butte County Jail was in the zone that would receive significant damage if the Oroville Dam spillway gave out, CBS SF reported . The lake level continued to rise. "It is important to recognize that...

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Former Israeli Envoy to Washington: Iran Should Dominate Trump-Netanyahu Meeting

Former Israeli Envoy to Washington: Iran Should Dominate Trump-Netanyahu Meeting

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet face-to-face with President Trump on Wednesday, setting the tone for what both leaders hope to be the dawn of a new era for the U.S. Trump slam...

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Local German shepherd wins Westminster crown

This marked the end of a drought for the breed, which had last won in 1987. Boyles, who said he became "German shepherd crazy" as a child, has been breeding the dog for 35 years. She had her moments...

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Trump Administration Lawyers Urge Court To Reinstate Travel Ban

Trump Administration Lawyers Urge Court To Reinstate Travel Ban

The federal judges bored into the argument, presaging the coming Supreme Court showdown. "We may appeal, we may not". Flentje, special counsel to the assistant attorney general at the Justice Depart...

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"Sometimes, guys forget", Local florists see increase in Valentine's Day orders

In a day to show love, Ong Kong Beng, 57, said he has never failed to give his wife a bouquet on Feb 14 every year. Kent Whitnah, the owner of Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts, said, when Valentine's ...

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Petroleo Brasileiro SA - Petrobras (PBR) added to 49 new portfolios

Petroleo Brasileiro SA - Petrobras (PBR) added to 49 new portfolios

Shares of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras are now valued at $10.73 with a furture target price of $11.02 according to research brokerages. Scotiabank assumed coverage on shares of Petroleo Brasil...

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Gay Refugee from Afghanistan Charged with Assault for Blocking Betsy DeVos

The Senate confirmed Mrs. DeVos, a school choice advocate, last week by a vote of 51-50, with Vice President Mike Pence providing the historic tie-breaking vote. Before her confirmation, Senate Democr...

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Light in the Sky? It Was a Missile Test, Navy Says

Light in the Sky? It Was a Missile Test, Navy Says

Daniels said Navy Strategic Systems Programs conducted scheduled missile test flights at sea from an Ohio Class SSBN (ballistic missile submarine). Dustyn Sousa sent in video, showing the light movi...

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Michigan State Suspends Football Staffer; School Police Continue Sexual Assault Investigation

Last week, three unidentified Michigan State football players and one program staffer were suspended in the wake of an ongoing investigation surrounding sexual assault claims. As of Tuesday morning, t...

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Ethics office recommends White House investigate Conway's Nordstrom remarks

Ethics office recommends White House investigate Conway's Nordstrom remarks

The tweet she was defending was Donald Trump blasting Nordstrom for dropping his daughter Ivanka Trump's eponymous clothing line, from which Ivanka had stepped down a few weeks earlier in order to...

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Research Report for: Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)

Research Report for: Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding DG? BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its position in Dollar General Corp.by 6.0% in the second quarter. The Q1 2017 consensus earnings estimates for the co...

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Oroville Dam Spillway Trouble and Evacuation

Oroville Dam Spillway Trouble and Evacuation

In addition to the emergency spillway, water is also flowing through the main spillway that was significantly damaged from erosion, he said . Butte County Sheriff's Office cited "severe erosion" ...

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Enrique Marquez, Jr. pleads guilty to aiding San Bernardino shooters

Enrique Marquez, Jr. pleads guilty to aiding San Bernardino shooters

Even as Marquez told friends he hoped to enlist in the U.S. Navy, prosecutors say, he and Farook were secretly amassing weapons, discussing radical Islam and plotting terrorist attacks in California. ...

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"Easy to remember:" Couples Wednesday on Valentine's day at Milwaukee's courthouse

We never really thought that gays in Texas would be able to get married, and here we are. Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson says judges and commissioners volunteer their time to perform the ...

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Amber Alert issued for missing IN teen

Amber Alert issued for missing IN teen

It was also unknown whether she was walking, in a auto, alone or with another person. Neither the state police nor Gary police specified what danger the teenager may have been in. Westerfield with G...

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Federal judge in Seattle expedites case against President Trump's travel ban

Herring said students from outside the United States are withdrawing applications to Virginia universities, at a possible cost of $20 million in lost tuition. "Maximum power does not mean absolute p...

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