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Supreme Court won't consider state efforts to defund Planned Parenthood Supreme Court won't consider state efforts to defund Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider efforts by Republican-led states to defund Planned Parenthood. Despite its new, more conservative tilt, the court let stand federal appeals court rulings that allowed the reproductive health organization's patients to contest laws in Louisiana and Kansas that stripped its Medicaid funds. The court’s refusal to hear the case represent...
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'It's serious': Winter storm brings havoc to Southeast 'It's serious': Winter storm brings havoc to Southeast
A winter storm bringing havoc to airline and highway traffic across much of the nation crawled east Sunday, pummeling the Southeast with snow and sleet. More than 400,000 homes and businesses were without power in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama on Sunday. Thousands of flights were canceled or delayed from Texas to the Carolinas. In North Carolina, more than 1,...
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Ocean Cleanup fail? System in Great Pacific Garbage Patch to corral plastic needs redesign Ocean Cleanup fail? System in Great Pacific Garbage Patch to corral plastic needs redesign
SAN FRANCISCO – The people behind a Dutch nonprofit focused on cleaning plastic pollution from the world's oceans are nothing if not resilient. Two months after the launch of their massive trash-collecting device to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they're revamping the design they've worked on for years after it turned out to have some problems. "The journey toward a clean ocean is certainly ...
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The number of migrant families captured entering illegally increased in November The number of migrant families captured entering illegally increased in November
WASHINGTON – There was a slight increase in the number of families captured after crossing the southern border in November, according to numbers released Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security. The numbers show even more families were apprehended while illegally crossing the border during a time when President Donald Trump continuously vowed in front of large numbers of supporters to s...
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Class-action lawsuit alleges deadly California wildfire was caused by Pacific Gas & Electric Class-action lawsuit alleges deadly California wildfire was caused by Pacific Gas & Electric
The utility company operating in the heart of the region devastated by the deadly Camp Fire in California was named Wednesday as the target of a class-action lawsuit, which alleged Pacific Gas & Electric bears responsibility for the "unprecedented disaster." Attorneys representing several residents who lost everything in the tragedy said PG&E is to blame for the fire, which began Nov. 8 in Butt...
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Read Mueller memo on Michael Flynn's cooperation in the Russia investigation Read Mueller memo on Michael Flynn's cooperation in the Russia investigation
WASHINGTON - Prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller's team released a highly anticipated memo Tuesday evening, detailing the level of cooperation from Michael Flynn, the president's former National Security Advisor. The 13-page memo details Flynn's "substantial assistance" in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and includes a recommendation that he be given a ...
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Another deputy disciplined over response to Parkland high school shooting Another deputy disciplined over response to Parkland high school shooting
Another deputy has been disciplined over the response to the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, leaving 17 people dead. The Broward Sheriff's Office confirmed the deputy, Edward Eason, had been placed on "restrictive duty," which means he must give up his badge and gun. Gina Carter, a public information officer with the Broward Sheriff's Office, said an internal review ...
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The race is on – again – as Congress' freshmen battle for the best office The race is on – again – as Congress' freshmen battle for the best office
WASHINGTON – The size. The lighting. The proximity to Dunkin' Donuts. The devil was in the details for Congress' new freshmen, who – after months of campaigning and raising money, then days of orientation – had to rely on Lady Luck for their new House office space. One by one, new members were called up Friday to pick a white-and-black button out of a small mahogany box in the Rayburn Hous...
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Michael Cohen confessed he lied to lawmakers who now want to find out if others did too Michael Cohen confessed he lied to lawmakers who now want to find out if others did too
WASHINGTON — Members of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees fumed after Michael Cohen, a longtime lawyer of President Donald Trump, pleaded guilty to lying to Congress Thursday. Some called for him to come before Congress to explain what happened. Democrats went even further, saying they expected others in Trump's orbit to fall to a similar fate. “When you lie, it gets found out. It...
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Monsters Florence and Michael powered the deadly, destructive Atlantic hurricane season that ends Friday Monsters Florence and Michael powered the deadly, destructive Atlantic hurricane season that ends Friday
After six long months and 15 storms, the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season officially comes to its merciful end on Friday. The two most newsworthy and devastating hurricanes this year were Florence in September and Michael in October. Florence, which brought catastrophic flooding to the Carolinas, killed over 50 people, caused billions of dollars of property damage, and shattered all-time rainfal...
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