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US House votes to repeal ISP privacy regulations

The president needs to understand that while online users can choose whether to use websites like Google or Facebook , about one-third of Americans have no choice for home broadband internet serv...

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Democrats Heitkamp, Manchin say they'll vote for Gorsuch

Democrats Heitkamp, Manchin say they'll vote for Gorsuch

Judiciary Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) also has suggested that he would not rule out using the nuclear option in response to a Democratic filibuster. Should they vote for Judge Neil Gor...

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Supreme Court unanimously strikes down Gorsuch ruling

Lewis Bossing of the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, which opposes Gorsuch's nomination, called the high court's ruling, a "clear unanimous reversal of a standard that Judge Gorsuch has articula...

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Senate Dems to vote for Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Thirteen Democrats have yet to announce whether they would vote against Gorsuch or support a filibuster. And Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-North Dakota, who has also not declared where she stands o...

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Law professor, former Montana justice say Gorsuch will back 'dark money'

A growing number of Republicans have said they will do whatever it takes to confirm Gorsuch, even several senators who wish to keep the filibuster intact as a Senate institution. Republicans control t...

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Texas Senate approves voter ID law modifications

Texas Senate approves voter ID law modifications

A Senate committee approved the bill 11 to 2, sending it to the Senate floor. So Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, allowed an amendment moving the effective date to 2025; requiring ...

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White House tells Russia probers: Come see intel yourselves

White House tells Russia probers: Come see intel yourselves

What was mostly lacking were the partisan shots from Democrats and Republicans that highlighted the House's first public hearing last Monday - where Democrats focused nearly exclusively on trying to d...

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Dems to vote for Trump's court nominee; Schumer urges 'no'

Supreme Court.Consider the testimony of retired federal Judge John Kane, an appointee of President Jimmy Carter."Judge Gorsuch is not a monk, but neither is he a missionary or an ideologue", Kane told...

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Rape of Maryland teen sparks questions and national attention

According to Maryland authorities, on Tuesday at approximately 9 am, 17-year-old Jose O. Montano and 18-year-old Henry E. Sanchez-Milian, both from the town of Aspen Hill, approached a female stude...

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White House says Trump to sign broadband privacy repeal

Republicans in favor of the bill said companies like Google already have access to the information, and not allowing internet service providers the same creates unfair discrepancies. If Presiden...

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Gonzaga, North Carolina hold edge on Final Four betting lines

For Gonzaga and SC, this is the first time in each program's history that their team has made it as far as the Final Four . "The entire year, (coach Roy Williams) has been putting me in the gam...

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High Court Backs More Robust Standard For FAPE

Gorsuch's interpretation was that if a school district satisfies federal law, it does not need to reimburse the cost of private education, so long as it provides educational benefits to disabled stude...

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David Rockefeller Dead At 101 - He Was A Major Great Gatsby Playboy

David Rockefeller Dead At 101 - He Was A Major Great Gatsby Playboy

In fact, it was partly on the basis of his and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's urging that President Jimmy Carter allowed the deposed Shah of Iran to enter the USA for medical treatment ...

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After I-85 Collapse, GDOT Scrambles For Commuter Options

After I-85 Collapse, GDOT Scrambles For Commuter Options

Around 7 p.m. Thursday, crews were battling a massive fire on I-85 northbound in northeast Atlanta when a section of the highway collapsed, officials said. The fire occurred near the city's busy Pie...

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Trump handed Merkel $374B North Atlantic Treaty Organisation bill during talks

The two women now govern together in a "grand coalition" of the biggest parties, an alliance similar to Merkel's at the national level. The unexpectedly strong performance in the election for the st...

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Trump targets individual Freedom Caucus members in Obamacare tweetstorm

Trump targets individual Freedom Caucus members in Obamacare tweetstorm

After threatening backlash for members of the hardline conservative House Freedom Caucus in the morning, he prodded specific members of the group to get behind his agenda more than eight hours later. ...

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At least 13 killed in Texas church bus crash

The Uvalde County Sheriff's Office said the major crash caused the closing of Highway 83 near Garner State Park around 2 p.m. The cause of the crash was not immediately known, but the National Tr...

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GOP health care bill vote delayed in House

GOP health care bill vote delayed in House

Republican leaders in the US House of Representatives on Friday cancelled a make-or-break vote on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") in a stunning and humiliating defeat of preside...

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Blame Freedom Caucus for failure -- Richard Douglas Porter

Blame Freedom Caucus for failure -- Richard Douglas Porter

But repeal lite could-although it's unlikely-target the ACA's subsidies, which make exchange plans affordable to middle and low-income individuals, said Spencer Perlman, director of health-care resear...

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Trump's budget could cut 'Meals On Wheels'

The Meals on Wheels program at Korean Community Services is one of a few that serve distinctly immigrant communities. Trump's proposed budget would cut that department's budget by 16.2 percent. Mo...

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Federal judge in Hawaii extends injunction halting travel ban

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson previously slapped a nationwide freeze on Trump's order , which temporarily halts visas for six Muslim-majority countries (omitting Saudi Arabia, which was included...

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Ivanka Trump's Got a Brand New Job

Ivanka Trump's husband, Jared Kushner, has the title senior adviser in the White House. Reuters' Jeff Mason, the president of the WHCA, said in a statement that the organization "regrets" the Whit...

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Second Democrat announces 'yes' vote on Gorsuch

If they get the votes, Republicans then could confirm Gorsuch with a simple majority. But it would dramatically change Senate rules to essentially nix the filibuster for future nominees, which could c...

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Ryan opposes Trump working with Democrats on healthcare

Ryan opposes Trump working with Democrats on healthcare

Trump declared in the aftermath of the Republican's failed health-care push that the ultra-conservative group is hurting the entire GOP agenda. President Donald Trump speaks at a reception for Senat...

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Trump threatens conservatives with midterm consequences: 'We must fight them'

Trump threatens conservatives with midterm consequences: 'We must fight them'

GOP leadership abandoned its legislation for repealing and replacing ObamaCare in a shocking defeat Friday after dozens of House conservatives and centrist Republicans said they would not back it. "...

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Showers possible Thursday, ahead of overnight storms

A less-severe winter weather advisory was issued for most of northwest Vermont. The Herald Bulletin will update this story . For those that do not experience a severe storm, heavy rain will look ...

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Trump to meet Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago

The White House said Trump would host Xi next Thursday and Friday at his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida. "They will discuss issues of mutual concern, including North Korea, trade, and regional security...

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Sanctuary cities: Seattle sues Trump administration over executive order

Despite the suit coming within the same week as Sessions's announcement , Mayor Murray said he'd been working with several municipalities on responses to the administration's executive orders on ...

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'Didn't take long for the swamp to drain,' Amash tells Trump

Following the failure, attributed majorly to push back from the House Freedom Caucus, Trump and members of the Republican establishment have set sights on eliminating conservative obstructionism. "In ...

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Lawmakers vote to repeal North Carolina 'bathroom bill'

On Thursday, amid the mounting pressure, North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature voted to undo HB2, and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed the measure into law. Also, businesses cancel...

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Hawaii judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban indefinitely

While Watson wrote in the his ruling that Department of Justice attorneys have repeatedly asked him to "not to look beyond the four corners of the Executive Order", the judge once more pointed to th...

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Trump declares war on hardline conservative Republicans

Trump declares war on hardline conservative Republicans

As a finger in the eye to the Freedom Caucus, the White House is holding out a carrot to Democrats , inviting them to get on board a new effort. Ryan had said earlier on Thursday in an interview w...

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Travis County Leads Nation in ICE Detention Request Denials

The sheriff's office of suburban Atlanta's Clayton County was also cited by ICE as a "jurisdiction that has enacted policies that limit cooperation with ICE". "We have so long to hold them and if im...

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Jack Del Rio doesn't want to spend time talking about Las Vegas

Miami was the lone dissenter. Remaining in the Bay Area, however, could turn into a nightmare if the Black Hole faithful stop supporting the team as it leaves Oakland again. If Lions-Raiders is bein...

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Minute-by-minute House Bill 2 repeal updates

Republican legislative leaders announced a compromise with the governor late Wednesday night and the measure passed quickly in both the Senate and the House on Thursday. "It's not a flawless deal, but...

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