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Also constraining the response of aviation officials and United representatives at the hearing was the fact that Dao, who suffered injuries during the incident, is being represented by a high-profile legal team. That proposal now has virtually no chance of passing, according to Alderman Mike Zalewski, the chair of the council's aviation committee, and the future of the force itself is in question.
  • McConnell says he's spoken to Romney amid Utah Senate speculation

    McConnell says he's spoken to Romney amid Utah Senate speculation

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    The 2012 GOP nominee, according to six sources familiar with the talks, has been actively discussing running for Senate in Utah, as Republican leaders and donors in the state have been quietly trying to convince 83-year-old incumbent, Sen. Constitution will one day "hang by a thread" and Mormons will have to save it. Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is exploring the idea of running for the Senate next year.
  • Driver using phone hits cop enforcing distracted-driving law

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    A police officer out enforcing a distracted driving campaign was hit by a distracted driver. "But we want to be clear". Drivers ages 19-24 were almost twice as likely as all drivers to report having typed or sent a text message or email while driving (59.3 percent vs.
  • Immigration arrests at Mexico border continue to plummeta

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    The Department of Homeland Security in January sought models for a solid concrete wall that would be as high as 30 feet and anchored many feet into the ground but also visually pleasing from the USA side. His company has the capacity to make fencing now, but a really large order might prompt him to hire and train more people or even invest in additional equipment.
  • Federal judge blocks Indiana abortion ultrasound measure

    Federal judge blocks Indiana abortion ultrasound measure

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    It wouldn't cause a controversy; it would cause outrage. Under SB 300 public entities will receive the highest priority for getting federal funds, followed by non-public hospitals and federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics and non-public health providers that have their primary goal as the provision of primary health care, including women's health services.
  • Advertisers flee Bill O'Reilly's show but impact unclear

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    As word of sexual harassment and verbal abuse allegations pours in, and high-paying advertisers pull out, Bill O'Reilly is receiving support from on high, specifically the top office inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. "There's background here. We all remember the "Access Hollywood" tape and the things he was saying on that tape, and some of the accusations leveled at him", the senior political reporter said of Trump.
  • Missed call on unreviewable play helps UNC win championship

    Missed call on unreviewable play helps UNC win championship

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    When the national championship game was over and the confetti and North Carolina-colored dust had settled, Tar Heels guard Joel Berry II sat on the championship podium, a couple inches away from his exclamatory, celebrating teammates. Gonzaga's Mark Few is a rookie in Final Fours and title games. The play ended up being important, but Gonzaga could point in many directions for blame (in fact, some blame rests on that possession itself - why didn't Melson simply grab the loose ball in ...
  • Maryland House passes bill that would add medical marijuana licenses

    Maryland House passes bill that would add medical marijuana licenses

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    A North Dakota House committee has given a "do pass" recommendation on new rules governing the use of medical marijuana. Passing the measure is one of the leading goals of the Legislative Black Caucus this year. Shott's version also included a process by which people who are prescribed medical marijuana would be issued a certificate, which they would use in obtaining a license to get their prescription.
  • Americans hold demonstration ahead of Trump-Sisi meeting

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    Trump's aides indicated to The New York Times he would press Sisi privately on human rights, but does not wish to derail the talks. US-Egypt relationship has been historically driven by security which would remain a key component of bilateral ties, the White House said today ahead of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's visit to America.
  • Trump Continues to Randomly Attack Hillary Clinton on Twitter

    Trump Continues to Randomly Attack Hillary Clinton on Twitter

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    In the face of a media-created echo chamber on alleged Russian influence in the US election, despite any real evidence surfacing, President Donald Trump reminded the nation Monday of a real scandal being brushed under the carpet . "Spied on before nomination". Over the weekend, Trump also used Twitter to draw attention to the Fox report. The Washington Post reported that Jackson's new role would put her temporarily in charge of the DOE office responsible for enforcing civil rights ...
  • First two Democrats back Trump US Supreme Court pick

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    Supreme Court. But to do so, they will likely have to override Democratic objections and unilaterally change Senate rules so that Gorsuch can be confirmed with a simple majority in the 100-seat chamber, instead of the 60-voter threshold.
  • Storm kills 2 in Louisiana; state put on 'high alert'

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    The victims were identified as Francine Gotch, 38, and 3-year-old Neville Alexander, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office said . Eyewitnesses at the scene told KLFY.com that there were other injuries due to the twister . Lightning struck a home in Shreveport, Louisiana , on Sunday causing it to catch on fire, KSLA.com reports. The storm crossed over Alexandria, causing significant damage as it crossed the bayous.
  • Mississippi State upsets UConn, advances to women's title game

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    After two free throws by Katie Lou Samuelson that came as a result of a controversial flagrant foul, the score was tied 64-64 and UConn had the ball with the ability to hold for the last shot. Earlier, Mississippi State had gone ahead by 10 when Richardson hit a jumper 20 seconds into the second half. CT recovered quickly after halftime, taking their first lead within three minutes.
  • Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

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    Nunes stirred controversy last week when he announced without first consulting members of the committee that he had received evidence that the US intelligence community had inadvertently collected information on members of Trump's transition team.
  • Seattle sues Trump administration over threat to 'sanctuary' cities

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    Trump, who made tougher immigration enforcement a cornerstone of his campaign, directed the government in his January 25 executive order to cut off funding to sanctuary jurisdictions. The term "sanctuary city' is more political than legal". Seattle is suing the Trump administration over its plan to withhold funds from sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
  • Government watchdog to investigate Trump's Mar-a-Lago trips

    Government watchdog to investigate Trump's Mar-a-Lago trips

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    But Elijah Cummings and Democratic Senators Tom Udall, Elizabeth Warren and Sheldon Whitehouse asked the GAO to assess whether Trump and his staff had violated security protocol at the Florida resort. The White House hasn't reacted to the bill. "We have accepted this request to review security and site-related travel expenses related to the President's stays outside the White House at Mar-a-Lago", Chuck Young, managing director for public affairs at GAO, told CNN Tuesday.
  • Vague trade plan after Trump's tough talk

    Vague trade plan after Trump's tough talk

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    During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump suggested he would obliterate NAFTA in his effort to pursue new unilateral trade agreements. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday at his daily briefing that the draft, first reported by the Wall Street Journal and obtained by Bloomberg News, doesn't reflect Trump's goals for the talks.