• DNC chair asks for staff resignations as overhaul begins
DNC chair asks for staff resignations as overhaul begins

A request for the resignation letters to be dated April 15 came shortly after Tom Perez was elected as the party's chair. After a rough 2016, the Democratic National Committee is cleaning house. He has held meetings with Democrats inside the Beltway and around the country to gather ideas. "What we're trying to do is culture change ", [Pere...

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  • Police respond to Capitol Hill incident; shots fired
Police respond to Capitol Hill incident; shots fired

A Washington D.C. police spokeswoman said there was a call of shots fired at 9:30 a.m. local time (1330GMT) on Independence Avenue, which runs along the south side of the U.S. A picture from the scene of the incident on Capitol Hill. Nearly exactly one year ago, U.S. Capitol Police shot a man after he pulled a weapon at a U.S.

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  • Pennsylvania jobless rate hits 7-year low as payrolls rise
Pennsylvania jobless rate hits 7-year low as payrolls rise

Sectors losing jobs included state government, where employment was down by 3,100 jobs. Turlock had an unemployment rate of 7.9 percent in February, down from 8 percent posted in January Denair had a rate of 5.3 percent in February, up slightly from the 5.1 percent posted in January.

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  • Tecumseh officer shot while chasing suspect
Tecumseh officer shot while chasing suspect

The officer, identified in local media outlets as Justin Terney, underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition. As dispatchers were telling Terney that it appeared the man had an active warrant for his arrest, the man ran from the stopped vehicle and toward nearby woods, Kidney said.

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  • Killed, 15 Injured in Cincinnati Nightclub Shooting
Killed, 15 Injured in Cincinnati Nightclub Shooting

Police say the shooting occurred at Cameo Night Club just after 2 a.m. Police do not have any suspects at this time but they are interviewing witnesses . The shooting took place around 1am local time (1pm, Singapore time), when hundreds of people were inside the Cameo Night Club. Captain Kimberly Williams, the district's police commander, said...

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  • Airline slammed for 'barring girls wearing leggings'
Airline slammed for 'barring girls wearing leggings'

The witness, prominent gun violence activist Shannon Watts , accused United Airlines of policing female bodies and sexualizing young girls, one of whom she described as a 10-year-old in gray leggings. Two of the girls were not allowed on board the flight. After the Daily Dot's Gavia Baker Law tweeted at the airline, United said it was investiga...

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  • Virginia federal judge rules Trump's travel ban is justified
Virginia federal judge rules Trump's travel ban is justified

The case is Sarsour v. Trump, 17-cv-00120, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia (Alexandria). A federal judge in Virginia has ruled against a Muslim civil-rights group that sought to block the Trump administration's proposed travel ban.

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  • 1 dead, 1 wounded in Las Vegas bus shooting
1 dead, 1 wounded in Las Vegas bus shooting

Police said it is unknown what provoked the shooting. The standoff began a few hours ago after a shooting in the heart of the Strip near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino. "It's as if they're shooting a movie, they've shut down Las Vegas Boulevard, and because - and we haven't seen anything slowing down", he said. Burglars used sledgehammers to s...

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  • State Department Instructs Embassies To Beef Up Screening For Visa Applicants
State Department Instructs Embassies To Beef Up Screening For Visa Applicants

Two of Tillerson's memos outline how to implement President Donald Trump's revised executive order on immigration, but some of the guidelines have been rescinded after a Hawaii judge issued a temporary injunction to block key parts of the travel ban from taking effect March 16 .

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  • Sacramento Quadruple Homicide Included Two Children
Sacramento Quadruple Homicide Included Two Children

Pictured, Salvador Vasquez Oliva believed to be responsible for the Sacramento quadruple homicide. San Francisco police confirmed that a suspect had been detained in connection with the case but did not provide a location for the arrest or provide a suspect's identity.

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  • Santa Barbara Meals on Wheels rolls on despite threat of budget cuts
Santa Barbara Meals on Wheels rolls on despite threat of budget cuts

Toscano said the nonprofit service, which served 66,000 meals in this area past year, not only provides nourishment and visits to low-income homebound residents, many of them elderly, but it also saves money. Meals on Wheels of New Canaan does not solicit nor do we receive any money directly from the federal government. "The nation's budget is a...

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  • Suspect identified in slaying of Baton Rouge deputy
Suspect identified in slaying of Baton Rouge deputy

The suspect was also shot, and is being treated at local hospital, Lee said . A large area near the AMC movie theater remained roped off in crime scene tape as police continued to investigate. He was sentenced to 13 months in prison. Wiley was released from the federal Bureau of Prisons on August 8, 2014, and completed his term of supervised rel...

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  • Trump administration issues list claiming unsafe immigrants released by sanctuary cities
Trump administration issues list claiming unsafe immigrants released by sanctuary cities

Immigration detainers are a request from ICE to a jail or another local law enforcement agency to hold someone in violation of immigration law so they can be picked up. "Our goal is to build cooperative, respectful relationships with our law enforcement partners", Homan said. These counties, cities and local law enforcement agencies have decided ...

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  • Tom Brady's Missing Super Bowl Jersey Found
Tom Brady's Missing Super Bowl Jersey Found

The NFL released a statement Monday morning saying the jersey the superstar quarterback wore in the come-from-behind win over the Falcons last month in Houston has been found. And there may be more. "We are reviewing a Broncos' helmet that was retrieved as part of the on-going investigation", the National Football League said in a statement.

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  • No Sign of Tennesee Teacher and Abducted Student
No Sign of Tennesee Teacher and Abducted Student

Cummins is wanted on allegations of aggravated kidnapped and sexual contact with a minor. The TBI has issued a second Amber Alert for the girl and investigators believe Cummins may have abducted the girl to "potentially sexually exploit her".

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  • Billionaire banker, philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at 101
Billionaire banker, philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at 101

Rockefeller, the first billionaire in the U.S. history. From Washington to New York City government to capitals around the world, his influence was far flung and included banking, education and the art world. He was the last surviving grandchild of John D. Rockefeller, who started the oil empire that today includes both Exxon Mobil and Chevron. ...

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  • Another person tried to get into the White House
Another person tried to get into the White House

The US Secret Service (USSS) has released new details about the White House intruder , who jumped three fences to enter the presidential palace on 10 March. The revelation also came the same day the Secret Service disclosed a thief stole an agency laptop containing classified plans for Trump Tower and materials about the Hillary Clinton email ...

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  • Villanova Wildcats vs Wisconsin Badgers
Villanova Wildcats vs Wisconsin Badgers

After Wisconsin beat Villanova 65-62, Hayes credited Michael Jordan with inspiring the move that got him open for the shot. The Wildcats had a slow start in their first round matchup against Mount St. "I'm always in the training room", said Hayes, who has played 4,370 minutes in his career at Wisconsin, second only to Gasser's 4,774. Happ leads i...

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  • Sessions encourages cities to revive 1990s crime strategies
Sessions encourages cities to revive 1990s crime strategies

But too many lives are at stake to worry about being fashionable. "We need to say, as Nancy Reagan said , 'just say no '". "But we're beginning to see an increase again". "In the "80s and '90s, we saw how campaigns stressing prevention brought down drug use and addiction". Sessions' own home state of Alabama recently allowed the use of some mar...

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  • Top US attorney Bharara 'fired'
Top US attorney Bharara 'fired'

Sources told Sherman that prosecutors "have been offering witnesses immunity to testify before a federal grand jury that's already been impaneled". In a statement later in the day, Bharara said , "One hallmark of justice is absolute independence, and that was my touchstone every day that I served".

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  • Firefighter injured in crash on way to hoverboard fire dies of injuries
Firefighter injured in crash on way to hoverboard fire dies of injuries

Fire authorities in Harrisburg stated that one victim had jumped off of a porch on the second-floor rooftop in order to escape the fire, which began before 8pm on Friday. Wolfson said that hoverboard buyers should ensure they see markings showing the products meet "Underwriters Laboratories standard 2272" - the best fire prevention safety standard.

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  • More US boots on the ground
More US boots on the ground

Still, the United States , which is an ally of Turkey also, seemed to have drawn the red lines and made itself clear by deploying forces to back the SDF and separate the SDF from the Turkish-backed rebels to avert any fully-fledged confrontation between both sides.

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  • Cowboys draw Michigan in Midwest Region of NCAA Tournament
Cowboys draw Michigan in Midwest Region of NCAA Tournament

Myles Powell scored 17 points and capped a 17-2 second-half spurt with an unusual 3-pointer as defending champion Seton Hall continued its good play at Madison Square Garden with an 82-76 win over Marquette in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament on Thursday.

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  • Weekend weather: Rain Saturday, partly sunny Sunday
Weekend weather: Rain Saturday, partly sunny Sunday

Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain. Winds could gust as high as 23 miles per hour. Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 59. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 40%. SundayPartly cloudy. Warmer. Highs around 60. Southwest wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Monday night we will cool to the mid-40s wi...

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  • RDU launches nonstop flight to San Francisco via Virgin America
RDU launches nonstop flight to San Francisco via Virgin America

As an incentive to establish that service, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered United up to a $1.5 million annual backstop to cover any gap between the airline's revenue and a contracted minimum. Alaska/Virgin plans to add service on 13 new routes from San Francisco and San Jose in late summer and fall of this year. Meyer said that a...

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  • These School Districts Will Cancel Classes on the 'Day Without a Woman'
These School Districts Will Cancel Classes on the 'Day Without a Woman'

The movement, which coincides with International Women's Day, seeks to show the vital role women play in both the USA and global economy. And grassroots activists are trying to harness the energy generated by the historically popular Women's March towards a general strike called A Day Without a Woman.

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  • Interfaith vigil set to show solidarity with Springfield Jewish Community Center
Interfaith vigil set to show solidarity with Springfield Jewish Community Center

He also met with Devorah Halberstam, who was largely responsible for the museum's establishment in memory of her son, 16-year-old Ari, murdered by Arab terrorists who overstayed their visas in NY 25 years ago. Local police rushed to the Jewish Children's Museum in Brooklyn, New York, and launched a search. Barely 24 hours earlier, Jewish Commun...

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  • Felicia Farruggia demands heroin meth speedball injection during child birth
Felicia Farruggia demands heroin meth speedball injection during child birth

Felicia Farruggia , 29, reportedly refused to allow anyone to call 911 while she was in labor until she received the drugs, The Boston Globe reported . Both women were held on bail Wednesday, with the bostonglobe reporting that Farruggia was ordered held on $15,000 cash bail, and Frenette ordered held on $25,000.

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  • Sean 'Diddy' Combs remembers rapper Notorious BIG, 20 years after his death
Sean 'Diddy' Combs remembers rapper Notorious BIG, 20 years after his death

Biggie, real name Christopher George Latore Wallace, was shot and killed at the age of 24 in Los Angeles, California. Eight days later, while still in the L.A., Christopher George Latore Wallace was gunned down in a drive-by shooting by a bowtie-clad assassin, marking the tragic conclusion of the 90's East Coast/West Coast hip-hop feud.

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  • Donald Trump tweets 'tremendous respect' for women on International Women's Day
Donald Trump tweets 'tremendous respect' for women on International Women's Day

The United States, as a beacon of hope and a leader in promoting womens rights, is deeply committed to empowering women both at home and overseas. The day was billed as both A Day Without A Woman and as an International Women's Strike by different sets of organizers, but the goal was the same: To show, through their absence on the job and the...

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  • Childcare worker caught pushing girl downs stairs
Childcare worker caught pushing girl downs stairs

The video appears to show Gable pushing the girl down four flights of steps, before she apparently realized she was being recorded. Gable worked at the Child Care of the Future on the 700 block of Secane Avenue in Primos, Pennsylvania. Shawayne Tavares, a manager at Child Care of the Future, told NBC10 Philadelphia she witnessed the entire inci...

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  • High court vacates pro-transgender ruling
High court vacates pro-transgender ruling

The original case was brought against the Gloucester County school board by Gavin Grimm, a public-school student and transgender boy who wants to be permitted to use the boys' restroom at school. Grimm , who found out about the decision while he was in class, was also on the call and said that students like him are in limbo because of the Supreme...

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  • NYPD investigate possible vandalism at predominantly Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn
NYPD investigate possible vandalism at predominantly Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn

Police investigated the reports of possible vandalism at Washington Cemetery, a Jewish burial ground on Bay Parkway in Midwood. Vandalism at a Brooklyn Jewish cemetery follows reports by NY police of a significant increase in anti-Semitic incidents in its jurisdiction.

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  • Missing Indianapolis Woman Found Dead Near River
Missing Indianapolis Woman Found Dead Near River

Watts was planning to fly to Washington, D.C., with her husband, according to family members. The passenger door was left open, her cellphone and purse still inside. On Saturday, the law enforcement officers found Watts's vehicle in Columbus . She was located around a half-mile from her vehicle. " She dropped their dogs off at my parents' house ...

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  • VP Mike Pence Says Associated Press Owes Apology For Publishing Wife's Email
VP Mike Pence Says Associated Press Owes Apology For Publishing Wife's Email

Though Pence defended the use of a private AOL email address while serving as Governor of IN, the website he used for his campaign has listed a range of contact options over the course of his time as Governor, including email addresses at that website's eponymous domain, and a directive to simply visit the official state government site.

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  • Holder: Obama 'ready to roll' and help Dems
Holder: Obama 'ready to roll' and help Dems

Holder said Obama "will be a more visible part of the effort". The former President and First Lady will write one book each and plan to donate a "significant portion of their author proceeds to charity", including the Obama Foundation, according to a statement by the publisher.

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  • Lawmakers Hunt Around the Capitol for Obamacare Repeal Bill
Lawmakers Hunt Around the Capitol for Obamacare Repeal Bill

One conservative foe, Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., said leaders pushed lawmakers hard Thursday to back the bill. Obviously he doesn't want us to see the bill. He's the top-ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee , which will have to approve the bill before the whole House can vote on it.

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  • Rachel Dolezal Has Legally Changed Her Name To A West African Moniker
Rachel Dolezal Has Legally Changed Her Name To A West African Moniker

Nkechi, which is the short form of Nkechinyere originates from Igbo ethnic group in South East Nigeria and means "What God has given", "Gift of God" or "God's own". She goes on to reveal actual screenshots of text conversations where Dolezal routinely lamented how the white establishment oppressed her at every turn and sought to suppress her import...

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  • David Parry belligerent in golf cart theft
David Parry belligerent in golf cart theft

When all was said and done, Parry was charged with driving under the influence, auto theft, suspicion of robbery, criminal damage and resisting arrest. Police also did not administer a breath test because of Parry's repeated "dry heaving", but drew blood from his arm, which is legal to do without a warrant in Arizona.

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  • Why the FCC delayed new privacy regulations for AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast
Why the FCC delayed new privacy regulations for AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast

New Federal Communications Commission's Chairman Ajit Pai is hitting the pause button on internet privacy regulations put in place during the Obama administration, which wireless and broadband companies have complained are unfair. The vote on the FCC framework was 3-2, with one concurrence from Democratic commissioner Mignon Clyburn, over the absen...

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  • US Supreme Court weighs NC law banning sex offenders from social media
US Supreme Court weighs NC law banning sex offenders from social media

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared poised to strike down a North Carolina law banning convicted sex offenders from Facebook and other social media sites because it runs afoul of free speech rights under the U.S. A higher power might've taken an interest in dismissing the Packingham's speeding ticket, but someone else was interested in hi...

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  • Federal Government No Longer Challenging Texas' Voter ID Law
Federal Government No Longer Challenging Texas' Voter ID Law

However, the judge denied that request and the hearing on whether the law was passed with discriminatory intent is still scheduled for Tuesday in federal district court in Corpus Christi. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has made the legislation a " priority ", which allows it a faster track. A spokeswoman for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) declined...

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  • Rep. Cheney Sees Risk Of Health Care System Collapsing
Rep. Cheney Sees Risk Of Health Care System Collapsing

Now it has just two. As a Republican-controlled Congress moves closer to repealing the Affordable Care Act , elected officials and activists rallied in Iowa City on Saturday in support of the health care law. "I believe this resistance is registering", he said. Some Democrats were also critical of U.S. Representative Francis Rooney, complainin...

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  • 8-year-old fatally shot in Houston after vehicle crash
8-year-old fatally shot in Houston after vehicle crash

The other driver fled in a dark, four-door sedan. After the crash, the driver of the Pontiac jumped into the sedan, Thomas said. De'Marre Adkins, who was sitting in the back seat of the Honda, was hit and killed by the shots fired. But before it drove off, the sedan pulled up next to the Honda and a woman leaned out of the window with a gun. "I...

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  • John Boehner says swift Obamacare repeal, replace is just 'happy talk'
John Boehner says swift Obamacare repeal, replace is just 'happy talk'

Of note, in a February 21 brief to clients, Ralph Giacobbe, a securities analyst for Citi, pointed out that eight states that expanded Medicaid under the ACA also included statutory triggers to cease their expansion programs should Congress reduce the enhanced federal match below levels guaranteed by the ACA.

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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US 'not experiencing the best of times'
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US 'not experiencing the best of times'

In an interview on the BBC's "Newsnight" broadcast, Ginsburg noted that Justice John Paul Stevens was 90 when he retired and said: " So I have a way to go ". "I think that the reporters are trying to tell the public the way things are". "What will be next year?" she said. She also signaled, without much attempt at evasion, that she is no fan ...

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  • Degrees In February: Temperatures In Boston And Buffalo Rewrite Record Book
Degrees In February: Temperatures In Boston And Buffalo Rewrite Record Book

So warm, he said, that this month is already the second warmest February on record - since 1871, in fact. That's the warmest February temperature ever recorded, the weather service said. Buffalo's record of 67 degrees on February 24 had stood for 111 years, according to the Buffalo News . This is when a cold front will move through and make ...

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  • Most banks and courts closed for President's Day
Most banks and courts closed for President's Day

The act shifted Washington's Birthday holiday from Feb. 22 - Washington's actual birthday - to the third Monday of February. The retailers did their marketing homework, and discovered that for some unknown reason, the generic "Presidents' Day" sales events generated greater revenue than the sales focused only upon George Washington's birthday.

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  • Gunman spray-paints dick and balls on auto during police standoff
Gunman spray-paints dick and balls on auto during police standoff

KPIX-TV reported that he also spray-painted eyes on a garage door and fired shots toward a fence and helicopter. He was being loaded into an ambulance Friday morning. Police returned fire and the suspect was hit. The CHP had closed eastbound Interstate highway 580 - but it has now reopened. Then, police video shows the suspect casually walking ...

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  • McCain Opposes Trump Pick to Lead Budget Office
McCain Opposes Trump Pick to Lead Budget Office

Thursday. Senators Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and Susan Collins , R-Maine, had also previously expressed uncertainty about Mulvaney's nomination, raising questions about whether he would be confirmed. "He said to me in a one-on-one meeting how he would prioritize the debts he would pay if he defaulted on the debt", said Sen. "I fear Congressman Mu...

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