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State of the Union: GOP congresswomen to wear red, white and blue in troop salute. State of the Union: GOP congresswomen to wear red, white and blue in troop salute.
WASHINGTON — Republican House members will be joining Democrats in wearing specific colors to Tuesday night's State of the Union speech to send a message — except their outfits will be a bit more patriotic. Republican women in the House of Representatives plan to wear red, white and blue to show support for the military. A female member emailed her colleagues saying it was an idea from a co...
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Florida police: 7-year-old arrested for punching teacher. Florida police: 7-year-old arrested for punching teacher.
MIAMI – Miami police have arrested a 7-year-old boy accused of hitting his teacher. The Miami Herald cites a police report stating Mercy Álvarez’s son was handcuffed last Thursday for hitting the teacher. The first-grader was then hospitalized under the Florida Mental Health Act for a psychiatric evaluation and later discharged. WSVN-TV quotes a police report as stating the child was taken out ...
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Severe flu still widespread; baby boomers hit especially hard. Severe flu still widespread; baby boomers hit especially hard.
The country is in the coast-to-coast grips of a severe flu season, on track to be as bad as the outbreak that caused an estimated 56,000 deaths in 2014-2015, federal health officials said Friday. The flu remains widespread in 49 states, and reports of flu-like illnesses continued to rise through the third week of January, according to an update released by the Centers for Disease Control and Pr...
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Trump considering plan to give DREAMers a path to citizenship 'at some point in the future'. Trump considering plan to give DREAMers a path to citizenship 'at some point in the future'.
WASHINGTON – President Trump said Wednesday he wants to give young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children a path to citizenship. “We’re going to morph into it ... It’s going to happen, at some point in the future, over a period of 10 to 12 years," Trump told reporters. Trump, who is expected to unveil a new legislative framework on immigration on Monday, said a ...
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FBI's Peter Strzok: Trump inquiry 'maybe the most important case of our lives'. FBI's Peter Strzok: Trump inquiry 'maybe the most important case of our lives'.
WASHINGTON— While weighing the prospect of joining special counsel Robert Mueller’s team last year, a top FBI counter-intelligence official described the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election as a case destined for “the history books. ” Peter Strzok, subsequently removed from Mueller’s staff last summer for disparaging President Trump in text messages, referred to the in...
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Kentucky High School Shooting Leaves 2 Dead and 17 Others Injured. Kentucky High School Shooting Leaves 2 Dead and 17 Others Injured.
At least two students were killed and 17 other people were injured in a school shooting on Tuesday at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky. The suspect, a 15-year-old student at the school, was taken into custody in “a nonviolent apprehension,” Gov. Matt Bevin said on Tuesday. The student, who was not immediately identified, entered the school with a handgun at 7:59 a.m., according to R...
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Trump administration's immigrant-crime hotline released victims' personal information. Trump administration's immigrant-crime hotline released victims' personal information.
PHOENIX — The same week the Trump administration opened a hotline in April to support victims of crimes by immigrants, Elena Maria Lopez called to report a complaint against her ex-husband. At first, Lopez kept getting a busy signal. But finally someone answered. For the next 20 minutes, Lopez provided a detailed account, accusing the Dutch immigrant of marrying her to get a green card and t...
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'This is about equality': Activists take to the streets for Women's March. 'This is about equality': Activists take to the streets for Women's March.
WASHINGTON — On the one-year anniversary of the Women's March that swelled cities worldwide, activists reconvened Saturday in the nation's capital and around the country with new determination to flex their power in the voting booth and on the ballot. The gathering also comes on the anniversary of the inauguration of President Trump, whose election in many ways gave the movement its first impet...
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US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate. US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate.
The House of Representatives has passed a bill to fund government operations until 16 February - the first move in efforts to avert a government shutdown. The bill must now be voted on by the Senate, where it faces an uncertain future. The Republicans do not have enough votes. Backing from at least some Democrats is needed to pass the bill ahead of the Friday midnight deadline. The last U...
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GOP leaders push another short-term spending bill as shutdown looms. GOP leaders push another short-term spending bill as shutdown looms.
WASHINGTON — Republican leaders in Congress have abandoned efforts to reach a broad budget agreement before federal funding runs out on Friday, and they’re now simply hoping to pass a short-term spending bill to avert a government shutdown. House GOP leaders are crafting legislation that would keep the government funded through Feb. 16. It would also reauthorize a children’s health insurance pr...
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