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Luke Maye buzzer beater is an NCAA Tournament rarity

Dustin Johnson beat Jon Rahm in the final of the WGC Dell Match Play event in Austin, Texas, after earlier in the day beating Tanihara in the semifinals. It's going to be hard to get over, but I know ...

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Coastal Carolina cheerleaders were paid to go on dates, investigation finds

Coastal Carolina cheerleaders were paid to go on dates, investigation finds

Per the Sun News , the report found "evidence of an escort service" but no evidence the girls were engaging in prostitution. While the team is suspended from cheering, members are still permitted t...

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U.S. blasts Syria airbase with dozens of cruise missiles

U.S. blasts Syria airbase with dozens of cruise missiles

Trump's decision to conduct a military intervention in Syria marks a turnaround from his position during the campaign past year and won instant support from a cross section of American commentators....

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US strikes on Syria represent major shift for Trump

U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea which U.S. Defense Department said was a part of cruise missile strike against Syria on...

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Tornadoes and apparent twisters, rain, hail across Southeast

Along Atlanta's Peachtree Creek, trucks became trapped in rising floodwaters, stranding five city workers. Alabama's governor declared a state of emergency and schools in SC planned to dismiss cla...

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In rebuke to Trump, GE chief says 'climate change is real'

In rebuke to Trump, GE chief says 'climate change is real'

Nations led by China and the European Union rallied around a global plan to slow climate change on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in U.S. Adv...

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Bentley asks for forgiveness, says he won't resign

Bentley asks for forgiveness, says he won't resign

After a year-long investigation, the Alabama Ethics Commission found probable cause that Gov. Robert Bentley violated state ethics and campaign finance laws through an alleged affair with a former s...

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Utah's Hatch, Lee vote to upend filibuster despite earlier stance on rule

At 11 a.m. ET, a vote is set to end debate on Gorsuch's nomination. Invoking what is known as the "nuclear option", the Senate voted 52 to 48 to change longstanding rules and allow Gorsuch and futur...

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Senate votes to go "nuclear", eliminating the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees

A total of 45 senators voted against moving forward with Gorsuch's nomination. If confirmed, Gorsuch would be expected to quickly be seated and begin hearing cases. Senate Democrats have blocked Pre...

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Russian Federation accuses USA of violating global law over Syria air strikes

A devastating chemical weapons attack, which Syria's government carried out on Tuesday, triggered worldwide outrage when it killed at least 80 Syrian civilians, including children, in the rebel-held t...

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Neil Gorsuch approved as next Supreme Court justice

Neil Gorsuch approved as next Supreme Court justice

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, then moved to change the rules so that the 60-vote threshold to advance Supreme Court nominations is now eliminated. "As a result, America's faith i...

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USA stock futures dip; oil jumps after strike in Syria

USA stock futures dip; oil jumps after strike in Syria

Furthermore the USA missile strikes targeted a single airbase, which the Pentagon identified as the source of a chemical weapons attack that killed Syrian civilians in a rebel held area earlier this...

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Senate Goes 'Nuclear' to Push in Trump Supreme Court Pick

Gorsuch, a conservative appellate judge from Colorado chosen by President Donald Trump, is expected to be confirmed Friday after another round of debate. "The nuclear option was used by Senator McConn...

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Latest NKorean missile was a Scud

John Hyten, the man in charge of shooting down any incoming missile, told Congress he's never sure what's coming next from North Korea. The missile was sacked at a high angle and reached an altitu...

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Dems outraged over rules change for high court

Dems outraged over rules change for high court

First Democrats mounted a filibuster in an effort to block Gorsuch by denying him the 60 votes needed to advance to a final vote. The chamber is now expected to vote to confirm Gorsuch Friday. T...

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Senate will be just another House after Gorsuch and the 'nuclear option'

Senate will be just another House after Gorsuch and the 'nuclear option'

The Gorsuch nomination is expected to win Senate approval sometime Friday in the wake of Thursday's historic Senate vote. Colorado's other USA senator, Republican Cory Gardner, says he will join his...

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Senator Asks Governor Bentley to Resign

In February, Secretary of State John Merrill reportedly spoke to the ethics commission about legal fees for Mason that were paid by the Bentley campaign. In March 2016, Bentley fired Collier and acc...

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Severe Weather Alert Day issued for late Wednesday, early Thursday

Severe Weather Alert Day issued for late Wednesday, early Thursday

Strong storms with heavy rain and hail sparked tornado warnings and downed several trees and power lines across north Georgia Wednesday morning, early afternoon and night. The National Weather Service...

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Robert Bentley: Could Alabama's governor face impeachment over ethics investigation?

Facing a cyclone of personal and legal trouble, Gov. Robert Bentley Friday said he broke no laws and would not resign from office. The state's legal and constitutional roadmap isn't very clear abo...

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Chinese president Xi Jinping arrives in USA for talks with Donald Trump

Brazil alone already accounts for more than 48% of the soybeans China imports each year (the USA accounts for just over 39%). "The conclusion among people like me from that seems to be that they're ...

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Appeals Court: Civil Rights Act covers LGBT workplace bias

Appeals Court: Civil Rights Act covers LGBT workplace bias

On Tuesday, however, a federal appeals court in Chicago brought better news, ruling that the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act will now provide workplace protection to members of the LGBT community. The ...

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Hoffman takes four-shot lead at Masters; Johnson withdraws

Hoffman takes four-shot lead at Masters; Johnson withdraws

He certainly tried, arriving at the club about two hours before he was scheduled to tee off in the final group of the opening round with two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson and PGA Championship v...

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Filings show Ivanka Trump, husband Jared benefiting from business empire

The forms reveal Ivanka and her husband remain beneficiaries of a real estate and business empire worth up to $740 million, even as both hold senior roles at the White House. The White House has many ...

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Senate Pulls 'Nuclear' Trigger To Ease Gorsuch Confirmation

Senate Pulls 'Nuclear' Trigger To Ease Gorsuch Confirmation

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer introduced motions to delay the Gorsuch vote until Monday and to adjourn until later on Thursday. The final vote for Gorsuch's confirmation is set to take place on...

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Senator says Russian Federation aimed 'propaganda on steroids' at USA elections

Senator says Russian Federation aimed 'propaganda on steroids' at USA elections

U.S. intelligence agencies believe Russian Federation tried to help Donald Trump win in November by damaging Hillary Clinton. Putin on Thursday again dismissed charges that he sought to disrupt the ...

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Defense rests in Aaron Hernandez's double-murder trial

Defense rests in Aaron Hernandez's double-murder trial

Hernandez is on tri. Lawyers for Hernandez called their final witnesses without having the ex-New England Patriot testify in his own defense. That witness, Alexander Bradley , told the jury that ...

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Republicans trigger 'nuclear option' in SCOTUS showdown

Republicans trigger 'nuclear option' in SCOTUS showdown

Republicans said Gorsuch would be confirmed on Friday one way or the other. NPR's Scott Detrow is at the Capitol following all this. On a 55-45 vote, Democrats defeated a measure for cloture, a pr...

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Filings show Ivanka Trump, husband Jared benefitting from business empire

Filings show Ivanka Trump, husband Jared benefitting from business empire

The details of a staff person had to be specifically requested by news outlets and even then the documents did not give exact figures, only ranges that showed the staffers sources of income in the pas...

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US State Secretary to visit Russia next week

During negotiations with Sergey Lavrov, Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, discussion of global security issues as well as those regarding violations of rights of adopted Russian children is planne...

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Public hearing on Baltimore, DOJ consent decree set to begin this morning

Public hearing on Baltimore, DOJ consent decree set to begin this morning

Sessions' concerns, Gore said , are "not simply limited to Baltimore, it applies nationwide". Gore said there has been a spike in crime in Baltimore and the administration wants to make sure that the...

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Democrats blast Bentley on wake of ethics decision: 'Corruption spreading like kudzu'

Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, told media he has not talked directly to the governor "in weeks" and added "I don't know if he's talked to anybody in the body.There is a void of communication be...

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Republicans Get Ready to Go Nuclear

While almost everyone has been saying that Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation was inevitable, I was anxious. The daylong debate on the Senate floor was full of finger pointing, with members of bo...

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Governor makes plea to secure tax hike for road repairs

Governor makes plea to secure tax hike for road repairs

Senator McGuire has been a champion for passing a comprehensive fix to California's crumbling transportation infrastructure. California's roads, freeways and bridges are a mess. A portion of transpo...

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Ethics panel finds probable cause gov broke law

Robert Bentley as the Alabama Ethics Commission voted yesterday evening that there is probable cause that Bentley violated state ethics and campaign finance law. The commission did not give much det...

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Federal Judge Denies DOJ Request to Pause Review on Baltimore Consent Decree

Federal Judge Denies DOJ Request to Pause Review on Baltimore Consent Decree

On Monday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion requesting a 90-day pause to " review and assess " a proposed agreement, called a consent decree , to reform the Baltimore PD. "I am bound ...

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