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Schumer signals the Gorsuch confirmation will go 'nuclear — SUPREME COURT SHOWDOWN

Feinstein said Wednesday, NBC News reported . U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington , D.C., on March 21. First...

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2 kids approaching school bus hit, killed in Virginia

2 kids approaching school bus hit, killed in Virginia

There were also children of all ages on board the bus, as the rural routes are run for all grades. A man who identified himself as the victims' grandfather told reporters that the children - a 5-yea...

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LGBT leaders condemn 'fake repeal' of North Carolina's bathroom bill

That means cities and local governments are barred from approving their own anti-discrimination laws until 2020. "I support the House Bill 2 repeal compromise that will be introduced tomorrow", he...

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North Carolina lawmakers reach deal to repeal transgender bathroom law

The GOP-controlled legislature and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper have been trying to find a way to repeal House Bill 2 before the NCAA decides to leave the state out of hosting championship events thro...

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Texas House OKs tougher immigration rules for energy sector

House Republicans overwhelmingly approved of Anchia's amendment, but the Democrat predicted that once the measure, House Bill 1818 , makes it through the Senate, the provision will be stripped out be...

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Senate Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch nomination, minority leader says

Schumer noted that Supreme Court nominees picked by the last two presidents, Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Barack Obama, all received at least 60 votes. Lindsey Graham of SC lamented what he ...

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Federal Bureau of Investigation has info suggesting coordination between Trump associates and Russian Federation

This approach will contrast sharply with the Trump campaign's approach; recall the candidate's supporters continually shouting "lock her up" in response to Hillary Clinton's use of a private email ser...

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Trump Reportedly Asks State Dept. For 50 Percent Cut To UN Funding

Trump Reportedly Asks State Dept. For 50 Percent Cut To UN Funding

The State Department budget is expected to see a 37 percent cut, which would include cuts to the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nation...

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Lawmakers to vote on ending 'bathroom bill'

A Senate committee Thursday morning approved a compromise bill that repeals House Bill 2 but restricts future anti-discrimination ordinances in cities and counties. HB2, which was enacted in March 2...

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Unofficial adviser Ivanka Trump is getting a White House office

Unofficial adviser Ivanka Trump is getting a White House office

Ivanka trump definitely is going to make a political career, this week, the President's daughter got her own office in the White House . In her new role, Ms Trump will "be the eyes and ears of h...

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Gorsuch: I'm 'sorry' for ruling against autistic student

Wednesday's unanimous ruling by the Supreme Court overturned the decision by the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He attended Douglas County schools from preschool through fourth grade. Gorsu...

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Spicer: Trump Will Work With Democrats On Healthcare

Second, Republicans spent a great deal of time over the years saying why the ACA was bad and needed to be replaced, but they didn't spend almost enough time coming up with a replacement that also wa...

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Thursday's severe storm threat is worst of the season

In the last five years, we have only been under moderate risk two times. On Wednesday, the threat shifts eastward, and forecasters say about 19 million people in Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana coul...

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What the Federal Bureau of Investigation is now investigating should seriously worry Donald Trump

But FBI investigators say they are less focused on the coordination and publication of those "fake news" stories, in part because those publications are generally protected free speech. FBI Director J...

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Mexican man freed from detention thankful

Mexican man freed from detention thankful

Almost 50 days after he was woken up and arrested by immigration officials raiding his father's home, 23-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient Daniel Ramirez Medina has be...

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HB2 Costing North Carolina Billions in Lost Business, Says AP Report

The law excludes gender identity and sexual orientation from statewide antidiscrimination protections, and requires transgender people to use restrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certific...

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Texas Senate approves big cuts to statewide gun license fees

The Senate will roll out its budget proposal on Thursday. That proposal hasn't yet reached the House floor. Straus added that the idea that SB 6 had gotten this much attention during this legislativ...

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North Carolina lawmakers announce deal to end HB2 standoff

The House will then vote. "This is too important and we can't throw in the towel on this". After a brutal session that saw Republicans feud over whether to fully or partially repeal the bill and h...

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Woman arrested on disorderly charge at Trump's Mar-a-Lago

The first lady prefers to hide out in her ostentatious residence at Trump Tower in New York City, while the president likes to spend weekends at his club, Mar-a-Lago, in West Palm Beach, Florida. "We ...

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Ivanka Trump Becomes Unpaid White House Employee

If Trump does not attend, he will be the first president to voluntarily skip the event. When Ivanka first moved to the Kalorama neighborhood during the week of her father's inauguration with her h...

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Trump administration files notice to appeal ruling blocking travel ban

Robart issued the original restraining order blocking enforcement of Trump's January 27 travel ban order nationwide. The White House spent weeks crafting and carefully rolling out its March 6 order ...

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Ivanka Trump's Move to White House May Raise Conflict of Interests

Rather, her attorney, Jamie Gorelick, told Politico that Ivanka will serve as the president's " eyes and ears ". "They're not saying she's going to voluntarily subject herself to ethics rules to ...

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Sessions' Targeting of Sanctuary Cities Not Exactly What It Appears

So-called " sanctuary cities " offer safe harbor to undocumented immigrants who might otherwise be deported by federal law enforcement officials. Officials from so-called sanctuary cities met in N...

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'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B

House Minority Leader Darren Jackson went so far as to call the Berger/Moore news conference a stunt that was created to appeal to their conservative base and later lay the blame for any failed repeal...

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Team Trump Cites Stats, Anecdotes to Show Dangers of Sanctuary Cities

Team Trump Cites Stats, Anecdotes to Show Dangers of Sanctuary Cities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday threatened to pull funding from cities that refuse to cooperate with the federal government in enforcing USA immigration law. He said the findings echoed those...

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2 kids electrocuted after North Texas storm

2 kids electrocuted after North Texas storm

When fire crews arrived at the scene, they found the power lines were still energized and a grass fire that had been sparked as a result. "This is never something that we want to respond to or tell ...

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Multiple violations found 3 days before fatal Oakland blaze

The others have not yet been identified. KTVU spoke to a resident who said the first floor of the building was a drug rehab center and apartments on the other floors were for recovering addicts. "At...

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Trump warning to Republicans opposing Obamacare repeal 'not a threat' says lawmaker

Trump warning to Republicans opposing Obamacare repeal 'not a threat' says lawmaker

Cong. John Duncan of Tennessee, said , "He told us if we don't pass this bill on Thursday, it will put everything in jeopardy that he wants to do, his agenda", as quoted by The Hill. The ability to...

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Dozens of flights canceled at RIC due to winter storm

Dozens of flights canceled at RIC due to winter storm

So far, Delta Airlines has been one of the worst carriers hit, having cancelled more than 100 flights yesterday and another 800 today, while American Airlines also scratched around 500 services ye...

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Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries

Watson is stopping the government from enforcing both provisions until he orders otherwise. Watson issued his 24-page ruling several hours after a hearing on Hawaii's request. "We fault him for bein...

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N. Carolina lawmakers still try to craft resolution on HB2

Berger said the agreement would be put forward in a proposed committee substitute for House Bill 142, which is now in the Senate Rules Committee. The law enacted previous year prompted a backlash ...

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Judge extends pause on travel ban

US District Court Judge Derrick Watson blocked the core provisions of the revised executive order two weeks ago, concluding that the order likely violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution ...

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Republicans can't even agree on whether to give up on health care

Instead, the American Health Care Act continued government-run health care with its own requirements and mandates. Prices for insurance plans offered on the public insurance exchanges set up by th...

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Texas Senate approves bill that would reduce handgun license fee

Justice said he still believes his plan to increase revenue by about $350 million is fairer, spreading out the tax burden over business, consumers and the wealthy while reducing unnecessary spending...

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McConnell says Senate won't take up 'Obamacare'

As Trump learned, health care is a hard one. He insisted the GOP overhaul effort was not over and that he regretted not spending more time with moderate Republicans and Democrats "to find some con...

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