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USA Officer convicted of manslaughter in boy's death
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Stafford cried when a prosecutor showed him photographs of the slain first-grader. He said prosecutors "saw an open door and walked through it". "Also, when Parnell was interviewed by investigators, ".he stated he didn't fire his weapon because he didn't fear for his life".

USA Two babies destined for love named Romeo and Juliet
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In a coincidence that can only be called Shakespearean, a baby named Romeo and one named Juliet were born 18 hours apart at the same SC hospital this week. "We already discussed that if they get married I get to shoot the wedding and their engagement photos", she laughed. Then Clayshulte's flashbulb went off in her head: Take a photo of the two babies together.

USA Appeals court sets hearing in travel ban case
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The order, Trenga wrote in his opinion, falls well within the president's authority over the country's foreign policy and national security. "The substantive revisions reflected in EO-2 have reduced the probative value of the President's statements to the point that it is no longer likely that plaintiffs can succeed on their claim that the predominate objective of EO-2 is to discriminate against Muslims based on their religion and that EO-2 is a pretext or a sham for that goal", Trenga ...

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Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Kyle Busch , Daniel Suarez, Austin Dillon and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top 12. Denny Hamlin moved into second place, just ahead of Keselowski and Truex when the second round wrapped up. Daniel Suarez, Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski, Austin Dillon, Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman rounded out the top-12 drivers to advance to the final round.

USA White House Announces New England Patriots' Visit
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The Republican health-care bill might be in trouble. The reporter tried to jump back in, pointing out that there have been reports stating that there will not be enough votes for the bill to pass. The legislation is the GOP's long-promised bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law. "I understand your question", Spicer said, "but I'm not going to reveal our strategy".

USA House conservatives remain opposed to healthcare plan: caucus chair
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Freedom caucus members told reporters on Capitol Hill that there was "no deal" following the meeting. Because Republicans can only afford to lose 21 votes, if that number holds the bill is sunk. "The opposition is still strong". Update, 4pm: House leadership has announced that the vote will be cancelled. Rep. Justin Amash of MI, who has been vocal in his distaste for the bill calling it "Obamacare 2.0", also took to Twitter to attack GOP leadership for editing the bill while leaving ...

USA Democracy In Crisis: Paul Ryan's No Good Very Bad Day
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We spoke with Christopher Murray, of Marquette University's Les Aspin Center for Government. He says there's a lot riding on this for Ryan. Many argued that the American Health Care Act - or Trumpcare - doesn't go far enough to replace Obamacare, while others said the problematic legislation would hurt the most vulnerable Americans.

USA DI Wrestling Championship: Penn State wins sixth title in seven years
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Nickal, the runner-up last season at 174 pounds, also broke up an opponent's run at a third title when he outlasted Cornell's Gabe Dean 4-3. Other titlists were junior Zain Retherford of Benton at 149 (Retherford was named the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler), sophomore Jason Nolf at 157 and freshman Mark Hall at 174.

USA Ryan Tells Trump GOP Doesn't Have Health Care Votes
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The Washington Post op-ed, headlined "Donald Trump may have just destroyed the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare" wrote , "Donald Trump emphatically promised universal health coverage". The budget office says the bill would reduce projected federal Medicaid spending by about $840 billion from 2017-2026, and roughly 14 million fewer people would be enrolled by 2026.

USA US House conservatives remain opposed to healthcare plan -caucus chair
Author: 0 US House conservatives remain opposed to healthcare plan -caucus chair

With AHCA's future looking very uncertain heading into Thursday's House vote, on Wednesday night GOP leaders offered a big concession to conservatives: eliminating the essential health benefit requirements for insurance. And members of the caucus attended a meeting with VP Mike Pence at the White House on Wednesday (22 March), but it appears little leeway was made.

USA Iowa Senate approves bill that would allow fireworks
Author: 0 Iowa Senate approves bill that would allow fireworks

Terry Branstad. Cities and counties would only be able to put cameras* at high-crash or high-risk locations. The new rules would require officials to justify use of the cameras, and money generated from tickets would go towards road construction or public safety.

USA Judge Sides With Trump Administration, Refuses To Block Travel Ban
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The government has appealed Chuang's decision in Maryland, also to the 4th circuit, and a hearing in that case is scheduled for May 8. In his ruling, Trenga said the revised order is different enough from the original that injunctions granted against the first action are no longer applicable.

USA Trump ties health care vote to abortion
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The White House said Friday that Trump was done negotiating on the House GOP Obamacare replacement plan. The president tweeted Friday, "the irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P.to continue if they stop this plan!" And that's their chief criticism of the American Health Care Act, introduced by House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and backed by President Trump.

USA United Nations fears 200 died in coalition airstrike on Mosul
Author: 0 United Nations fears 200 died in coalition airstrike on Mosul

Hunger and deadly fighting are making life unbearable inside. The suspected civilian body count underscores the problems that Iraqi troops face in their weeks-long campaign to drive out the Sunni militant group from the densely urban part of Iraq's second-largest city.

USA Jury rehears testimony in Penn St. ex-president's trial
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The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who conducted a report on Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal says the conviction of a former president "completely confirms" his findings. But the evidence also showed they had planned to inform the state Department of Public Welfare. Spanier never took the stand as his defense rested nearly immediately Thursday morning after calling no witnesses.

USA Melissa McCarthy talks Sean Spicer transformation on 'Ellen'
Author: 0 Melissa McCarthy talks Sean Spicer transformation on 'Ellen'

At first McCarthy was shocked when she was asked to play him. How am I going to do that?' Then cut to someone being like, 'Boy, do you ever look like that guy... She felt like her dad and Spicer had a child after the prosthetics. The couple even revealed their daughters, Vivian , 9, and Georgette , 7, were there to see her transformation.

USA Vice President Mike Pence faces backlash for photo of Freedom Caucus meeting
Author: 0 Vice President Mike Pence faces backlash for photo of Freedom Caucus meeting

At least two congressional Democrats seized on a photo from a House Freedom Caucus meeting on healthcare Thursday, mocking the GOP for the lack of women in the room, after Vice President Pence tweeted a photo from the gathering. Trump has called for a so-called "make-or-break" vote on repealing the legislation, saying he will leave Obamacare in place if the vote fails in order to move onto other issues.

Author: 0 Republicans Pull the Plug on Trumpcare

The failure to pass the bill is a major blow to both Ryan and President Trump in their efforts to show what Republicans can accomplish when they control both Congress and the White House. It was killed from the centre-ground by a smaller faction of moderate Republican members of Congress, often from suburban districts, who anxious about calculations by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), an agency that "scores" proposed laws for their costs and effects, that Mr Ryan's plan for scrapping the ...

USA MI lawmakers preview health care vote
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In a private meeting with House Republicans, Trump threatened the conservative leaders who go against the law he backed, according to a report from the Washington Post , which cited lawmakers who were in attendance. The industry groups' claims fly in the face of Republican promises that the AHCA would increase-not reduce-Americans' health insurance coverage options.

USA Democrats Launch Plan to Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination
Author: 0 Democrats Launch Plan to Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination

Republicans have the option to change the 60-vote rule to a majority of 51; i.e. If Senate Democrats are serious about filibustering the Gorsuch nomination, that shows that there is no plausible nominee of a Republican president whom they wouldn't filibuster-and no one worthwhile who would ever get Schumer's okay.

USA Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Day 4
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They could nuke the Senate rules and pass Gorsuch by a simple majority. Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

USA Unanimous Supreme Court Rejects Gorsuch Standard in Disability Rights Case
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Neil Gorsuch seems to be a highly qualified Supreme Court candidate. "And we are depriving so many children with disabilities of an education that will allow them to be full participants in our country, in our communities". In response to a series of follow-up questions from Sen. "It was reaffirmed in Casey in 1992, and in several other cases". Gorsuch apologized for his ruling during a Senate confirmation hearing, but defended it based on circuit precedence.

USA Seth Meyers accuses Donald Trump of stealing 'SNL's' 'Weekend Update' bits
Author: 0 Seth Meyers accuses Donald Trump of stealing 'SNL's' 'Weekend Update' bits

Meyers also alluded to a recent Time Magazine interview in which the president noted that, "I can't be doing so badly because I'm president and you're not". "And on top of that they got a conservative nominee who's shared very little about his actual views". Said Meyers: "So Trump campaign chairman's previous job was working to advance Vladimir Putin's agenda".

USA Supreme Court sets higher bar for education of students with disabilities
Author: 0 Supreme Court sets higher bar for education of students with disabilities

So low, in fact, that in the opinion that Gorsuch penned, he literally used the word "merely". "Today, the Supreme Court repudiated Judge Gorsuch's IDEA decisions and overwhelmingly rejected his reading of the law". One of the precedents on which the three-judge Circuit panel relied was a 2008 opinion written by Circuit Judge Neil M. Gorsuch. In the decision, Chief Justice John Roberts said that it is not enough for school districts to offer minimal instruction for special needs children.

USA Top US Prosecutor Remains in Office After Being Asked to Quit
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Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, suggested Trump might have fired Bharara to thwart a potential corruption investigation, and believed the move added to a lack of trust of the administration. Bharara then called the White House, telling the secretary he had spoken to the Justice Department and it was agreed he and Trump should not speak. When Bharara, a corruption-busting prosecutor whose office convicted former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos ...

USA What led to the US Supreme Court's student disabilities ruling?
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously raised the bar for the educational benefits owed to millions of children with disabilities in one of the most significant special-education cases to reach the high court in decades. On Tuesday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) asked Gorsuch about aletter from one of his former students, alleging that Gorsuch once suggested that many professional women manipulate their companies for maternity leave benefits.

USA Planned Parenthood advocates rally in Phoenix against 'Obamacare' repeal
Author: 0 Planned Parenthood advocates rally in Phoenix against 'Obamacare' repeal

He said they should reconsider their position because it would defund the plant here and her abortion business and that funding would continue if the bill is defeated. She continued, "Based on the profile of what we know about the folks Planned Parenthood serves, slashing their funding from the Medicaid program in particular is going to have a harmful effect on low-income people, people of color, and LGBT young people".

USA Pat Roberts apologizes for mammogram joke amid health care debate
Author: 0 Pat Roberts apologizes for mammogram joke amid health care debate

Making light of the very serious question, Roberts said , "I wouldn't want to lose my mammograms ". Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), he said he wasn't too anxious about losing the Affordable Care Act's essential health benefits because most of the provisions don't apply to him.

USA Blast near Dhaka police box: It's not an attack, says DMP chief
Author: 0 Blast near Dhaka police box: It's not an attack, says DMP chief

No one claimed responsibility of the latest attack. Talking to media, Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said the attacker, in his early 30s, was also hauling a luggage which is being inspected by the Bomb Disposal Unit. A high alert was put on strategically important places including airports and prisons in Bangladesh last Friday, following a "suicide blast" at the proposed headquarters of the country's elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in capital Dhaka .

USA Schumer Urges Opposition to Gorsuch for Supreme Court
Author: 0 Schumer Urges Opposition to Gorsuch for Supreme Court

Since Republicans have 52 seats, Gorsuch will need the support of at least eight Democrats. Not only would this reduce the divisiveness, but it would also result in having one more exceptionally qualified justice on the Supreme Court . Any notion that U.S. Speaking to Gorsuch, he added, "It makes me question your judgment". The committee will vote, probably next week, on the nomination.

USA Sonny Perdue's confirmation hearing set for Thursday
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Arkansas Republican Sen. John Boozman and Colorado Democratic Sen. Tiffany Finck-Haynes, a food futures campaigner at Friends of the Earth , an environmental advocacy group, said she was "deeply concerned" that questions on these topics were avoided by committee members.

USA Proclamation of Disaster Emergency means Pa. speed restrictions
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Gov. Tom Wolf said the Tuesday afternoon trip was made between hospitals in East Stroudsburg and Danville, some 80 miles apart. PennDOT will strategically deploy additional assets to areas expected to be hardest hit by the storm, including the Northeast, Poconos and Lehigh Valley.

USA Mother, young daughter killed in separate accidents within hour
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Thirty minutes later, Patterson's 8-year-old daughter, Libby, was struck and killed by a driver just seven miles away from her mother's crash, police said. A family member said that Elizabeth "Libby" Patterson had recently celebrated her birthday. Elizabeth, who was a student at Moon Lake School in Mentone , died instantly.

USA 1-year-old girl fatally struck by pickup truck in East Elmhurst
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The mother and her baby Skylar Perkins were crossing 23rd Avenue at the 94th Street intersection when a Dodge truck turning onto 23rd Avenue hit the baby's stroller, an NYPD spokesman said. "As I turn the corner, I was walking maybe 10, 15 seconds, I hear a loud crunch, I hear brakes from the truck", he said . Witnesses said both the mother and the driver were totally distraught.

USA Teen considered hero for saving friend with Heimlich maneuver
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Fox 6 Now, the Wisconsin affiliate of Fox , reported that the school nurse, Kim Mahalum told police that "several of the teens at the table thought the student was joking". "I could've been dead", Olsen told WISN 12 NEWS . 'I'm thankful. I can't say thank you enough for what he did'. "I've wanted to be a police officer for a long time and", Brown said, "if anything, this makes me want to do it more because just the feeling afterwards knowing he's alright, that feeling was just awesome".

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