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Pregnant woman among seven killed in Chicago shooting

Pregnant woman among seven killed in Chicago shooting

The U.S. president barely passes a few days without sounding off on Chicago violence. "Seven people shot and killed yesterday in Chicago". Shortly after taking office in January, Trump tweeted abo...

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Trump administration rescinds rules on bathrooms and transgender students

Trump administration rescinds rules on bathrooms and transgender students

It will now be up to states and school districts to interpret whether federal sex discrimination law applies to gender identity. The Trump administration will revoke guidelines that say transgender ...

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United States and Mexican officials in

United States and Mexican officials in "hostile" meeting

Mexican officials have been disinclined to see it that way. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly are headed south of the border tomorrow, just after a group of...

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JC Penney to close 130-140 stores

JC Penney to close 130-140 stores

The retailer thinks that total store closures represented about 13 - 14 percent of its existing store portfolio. The closure announcement comes as Penney posted a profit for the fourth quarter, comp...

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After Trump scorches media, some outlets barred from press gaggle

After Trump scorches media, some outlets barred from press gaggle

Breitbart News , the Washington Times , and One America News Network - media organizations viewed as employing a more conservative tone - were all allowed in to the press gaggle without issue. "T...

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Obamacare getting more popular with voters in first month of Trump's presidency

The discussions are likely to continue at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington this week, and as Kasich privately meets later this week with Trump at the White House . The questio...

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Tom Perez Gains Ground in Race for DNC Chair

Tom Perez Gains Ground in Race for DNC Chair

NBC's Chuck Todd said while both Ellison and Perez are similarly progressive on the issues, he believes it may come down to style and perception. "I just think this guy's the real deal". If neithe...

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Barack Obama Gets Rockstar Greeting in Surprise Appearance on NYC Sidewalk

Barack Obama Gets Rockstar Greeting in Surprise Appearance on NYC Sidewalk

Mr. Obama has always been popular in New York City, where he trounced Mitt Romney 81 percent to 18 percent in 2012 (Romney tied Mr. Obama in the district where President Trump and Trump Tower is loc...

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Gillibrand thinks Gorsuch will be approved by Senate

Gillibrand thinks Gorsuch will be approved by Senate

With his hearing coming up next month, Judge Neil Gorsuch's initial reception has been good from the left and right. Gorsuch served just over a year as deputy assistant attorney general before Presi...

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White House Bans Major News Outlets From Press Briefing

White House Bans Major News Outlets From Press Briefing

Time magazine and the Associated Press boycotted the press conference in a show of solidarity with the banned news organizations. The meeting took place off-camera with the press inside Spicer's...

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Hillary Clinton Calls For "Resistance Plus Persistence" Against Trump

Invoking two of the most popular current mantras of the anti-Trump left, Clinton called for "resistance plus persistence" in the fight against the White House's agenda. The Democratic National Committ...

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Where To Get Girl Scout Cookie Doughnuts: Bakery Offers Limited-Edition Treats

The girls were allowed to bring one guest. This isn't the first time the girl scouts have dabbled in technology. The troop Esther Slaughter leader said it's important for the girls to know life sk...

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Trump Administration Revokes Guidelines Aimed at Protecting Transgender Students

Trump Administration Revokes Guidelines Aimed at Protecting Transgender Students

The Trump administration is planning to reverse directives given previous year by the Obama administration to protect the rights of transgender students around the country, according to a draft doc...

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Department store giant closing up to 140 stores nationwide

Department store giant closing up to 140 stores nationwide

Despite delivering a net profit for the first time since 2010 , the company's CEO said it needs to take "aggressive action ". J.C. Penney reported stronger-than-expected results for the fourth q...

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Muhammad Ali's Son Detained for Hours at Florida Airport by Immigration

Ali Jr. was flying on a United States passport. "What right does the United States have to inquire about somebody's religion when they enter the country?" The line of questioning is indicative of ...

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JC Penney announces plans to close up to 140 stores

The retailer is also planning to shut down two distribution centers. The company said a list of affected stores will be released next month, after it notifies its employees. JCPenney operates more t...

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JC Penney closing up to 140 stores nationwide; local impact uncertain

The company said the closures represent 13 to 14 percent of the company's portfolio of approximately 1,000 stores, less than 5 percent of its total annual sales and zero percent of its profits. Most o...

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No evidence Trump's banned Muslim states pose threat to US: DHS

No evidence Trump's banned Muslim states pose threat to US: DHS

It also points notes that just a handful of people from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and Sudan have been linked to terrorist activity in the USA or participated in attacks. Christensen sai...

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SodaStream recalls 51K bottles that could explode in your face

Sodastream Soft drinks company has recalled 58,000 of its bottles in the United States and Canada over concerns they could explode when used. The CPSC said these bottles were sold at Walmart, Bed Ba...

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The Arizona Tribe Speaking Out Against the Border Wall

The Arizona Tribe Speaking Out Against the Border Wall

This follows President Trump's controversial campaign promise to "build the wall" on the southern USA border to stem illegal immigration and the flow of drugs. Vendors bidding for the massive wall mus...

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Trump Signs Executive Order Aimed at Cutting Federal Regulations

Trump Signs Executive Order Aimed at Cutting Federal Regulations

Trump signed the order on Friday surrounded by executives of major United States corporations. President Trump will sign an executive order Friday establishing regulatory watchdogs inside federa...

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Donald Trump Officially Withdraws Federal Protection For Transgender Students

This week the Trump administration confirmed it had reversed a policy put in place by the Obama administration that extended civil rights laws to cover transgender people . Sessions also released a ...

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One Cosby Accuser From 1996 Can Testify at His Trial

In his one-page order, the judge said one woman, a former assistant to Cosby's personal appearances agent identified as Victim No. 6, would be allowed to testify. In a taped conversation with Constand...

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Trump administration takes aim recreational marijuana

Trump administration takes aim recreational marijuana

The decision was ultimately up to the U.S. Department of Justice, but Spicer added that he expected " greater enforcement " of federal marijuana laws. New Jersey operates a medical marijuana program...

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BOEHNER: A repeal and replace of Obamacare is 'not going to happen'

According to Bloomberg, one way the GOP plan intends to encourage people to pay for coverage is by allowing insurers to charge higher premiums to individuals who have gone without insurance. Supposedl...

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Donald Trump attacks Federal Bureau of Investigation over national security leakers

Donald Trump attacks Federal Bureau of Investigation over national security leakers

Soon thereafter, "White House officials had sought the help of the bureau and other agencies investigating the Russian Federation matter to say that the reports were wrong and that there had been no c...

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Spicer Suggests Crackdown on Recreational Pot Is Coming

Spicer Suggests Crackdown on Recreational Pot Is Coming

That's something that Congress in 2011 put in an appropriations bill, saying the Department of Justice wouldn't be funded to go after those folks. If anything, the marijuana industry says they help co...

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California immigration policy debate brings local law enforcement role into focus

California immigration policy debate brings local law enforcement role into focus

Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux, who leads the largest local law enforcement agency, said his deputies will follow the lead of Tulare and Visalia officers. The federal Immigration and Customs E...

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Friday's Weather: Warm and mostly sunny afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s

Friday's Weather: Warm and mostly sunny afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s

Our stretch of spring-like weather continues Friday , with temperatures into the 60s and a decent amount of sunshine! Highs will climb back above normal in the 50's and 60's. A few areas of patchy fo...

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Proposed Bill Would Base University Hiring on Balance of Professors' Political Ideology

While discrimination by party affiliation is not expressly illegal under federal employment law (though some states prohibit it), Iowa Democrats say this law is meant to intimidate traditionally Democ...

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Whitehouse may crack down on states with legal pot

Whitehouse may crack down on states with legal pot

The Justice Department is still prohibited from using federal funds to interfere with states' ability to implement medical marijuana laws. The state's voters rejected a recreational marijuana prop...

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Sunshine, rain, even snow, in the forecast

Winds could gust as high as 21 miles per hour. Ahead of the storms, the forecast calls for mostly sunny skies in the Knoxville area and warm weather, with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. New ra...

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2 police officers shot in DC, suspect dead

2 police officers shot in DC, suspect dead

The police chief says both officers sustained what appear to be non-life threatening injuries. The suspect has been shot and killed, sources said. Gregg Pemberton, a D.C. Police have recovered a wea...

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Amber Alert Issues For Six Year Old

Amber Alert Issues For Six Year Old

Hernandez is described as a Hispanic female, approximately 6 years old with black hair and brown eyes. Authorities say he weighs about 185 pounds and is 5 feet 3 inches tall. Anyone with any informati...

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Pence: ObamaCare 'Nightmare' Is About to End

Pence used his first visit to Europe to stress that "the United States' commitment to the European Union is steadfast and enduring", and he held meetings with the E.U.'s foreign policy chief, Federic...

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