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Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Day 4

Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Day 4

For months, Senate Republicans have threatened what is often called the " nuclear option " - exempting Supreme Court nominees from filibusters. He will have to earn 60 votes for confirmation. "None of us want to do it, but we're going to confirm Gorsuch". "Judge Gorsuch is a 30-40 year win", Hugh Hewitt, the popular radio talk show host, tweeted on Thursday. Read More

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America orders 'mandatory social media checks' for visa applicants

America orders 'mandatory social media checks' for visa applicants

The memos were part of Tillerson's plan to implement Trump's revised executive order on banning Muslims, which was frozen in federal court in Hawaii hours before it was supposed to go into effect on March 16 . Tillerson's memos are already under fire from immigration groups and attorneys alike, who told Reuters that the heightened scrutiny based on region or nationality is about profiling. Read More

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Semi driver killed by smoke from Kansas wildfire

Semi driver killed by smoke from Kansas wildfire

Most of the burned land is in Kansas , where about 2,000 firefighters have been battling a series of blazes that consumed more than 1,000 square miles and damaged or destroyed dozens of structures. The cause of the fire remains unclear. Elsewhere, the largest evacuations were in Reno County, where 10,000 to 12,000 people voluntarily left their homes Monday night, said Katie Horner, a spokeswoman for the state's Department of Emergency Management. Read More

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Cummings, Trump meeting on drug prices back on

Cummings, Trump meeting on drug prices back on

The two lawmaker said the federal government could save as much as $ 16 billion per year if Medicare paid similar rates. Cummings described Trump as being excited about Cummings' measure on drug prices for Medicare. The leaders of the House Oversight Committee raised concerns about how President Donald Trump's use of Twitter complies with federal records laws, and they questioned government employees' use of encrypted messaging applications. Read More

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Daycare worker accused of pushing 4-year-old girl down stairs

Daycare worker accused of pushing 4-year-old girl down stairs

There's no information regarding whether the camera's installation was the result of ongoing complaints about Sarah Gable . A Pennsylvania day care worker has been arrested after she was caught on camera pushing a child down the stairs. "We don't do this to children". But, Tavares said , " she was a little scared of the steps ". She is now free on $25,000 secured bond. I had tears in my eyes. Read More

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The Supreme Court Will Not Hear Gavin Grimm's Case

The Supreme Court Will Not Hear Gavin Grimm's Case

The order issued Monday says the decision was made 'in light of the guidance document issued by the Department of Education and Department of Justice on February 22, 2017'. Once it does, the case can be appealed back up to the Supreme Court. The board's policy blocks the teen, Gavin Grimm , from using the boys' bathroom. Read More

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US Suspends Fast Approval Of H-1B Visas

According to a statement from the USCIS, the suspension may last up to six months, and will help the agency to "process long-pending petitions, which we have now been unable to process due to the high volume of incoming petitions and the significant surge in premium processing requests over the past few years; and prioritize adjudication of H-1B extension of status cases that are nearing the 240 day mark". Read More

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Republicans united on health law overhaul but split on tax credits

That's why we are taking a step-by-step-approach to repeal and replace Obamacare with patient-centered reforms that give every American access to quality, affordable care. He said Ryan told members the panel will be working through the weekend to resolve any concerns before considering the legislation. Underscoring the effort's sensitivity, one author of the emerging bill was resorting to unusually secretive steps to prevent details from circulating. Read More

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Fix, don't repeal, Obamacare

Another conflict at the center of the repeal is how to handle Medicaid expansion. Previously, those in individual health plans before Obamacare would eventually have to switch from their old plans onto a new exchange plan. The poll also found the law has record levels of support , with more Americans now viewing it favorably than unfavorably. Details of potential Obamacare replacements by U.S. Read More

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Anti-Semitism In America: Philadelphia Jewish Cemetery Vandalized, 2nd Incident In A Week

Anti-Semitism In America: Philadelphia Jewish Cemetery Vandalized, 2nd Incident In A Week

Mallin told the news station he believes the scope of the destruction suggests this may have been a targeted attack rather than an isolated incident. "Full confidence USA authorities catch and punish culprits". Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf called the vandalism "a cowardly, disturbing act". The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has said they will begin raising money to speed the fix and reconditioning of affected graves at Mt. Read More

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Justice Ginsburg Doubtful America Is Becoming Great Again

Ginsburg, who leads the high court's liberal wing, was openly critical of Trump in media interviews before his election. She has said many times, including yesterday, she is not planning to do so. 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". Read More

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GBI to provide updates in Tara Grinstead disappearance

Ricketson said the GBI took out a warrant Thursday charging Duke with one count of murder. A news release from the GBI said foul play was immediately suspected and a massive search was conducted. The GBI declined to say how they believe Grinstead died or if they have found her remains. Though they have received many tips over the years, none led to credible information. Read More

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Tense Oakland Police Armed Standoff Comes To Dramatic End

Tense Oakland Police Armed Standoff Comes To Dramatic End

Police shut down the I-580 offramp to Golf Links Road next to the Oakland Zoo because of the shooter, said zoo spokeswoman Erin Harrison. At one point he came outside and began spray painting a garage and a vehicle. The suspect was transported to a hospital and is listed in serious condition. However, he has since died from his injuries. When officers arrived, the suspect was in the street and began shooting at the officers. Read More

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Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator-designate, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington , Wednesday, Jan. In his six years as Oklahoma's attorney general, he filed 14 lawsuits challenging EPA regulations like limits on carbon emissions and a rule which meant industries had to clean up polluted wastewater. Read More

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ICE detained undocumented woman in Texas after she reported her abusive partner

ICE detained undocumented woman in Texas after she reported her abusive partner

She said the detainment was an isolated incident. Bernal is not alone in those these fears. Bernal believes that the agents were likely acting on a tip from the woman's alleged abuser, who is now in jail. Judge Gutierrez said ICE agents should avoid effectively assisting domestic abusers by acting on their tips against their partners. Through our work at the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline), we know that perpetrators of domestic violence use a wide range of abusive ... Read More

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Mulvaney Confirmed as Budget Director

Mulvaney Confirmed as Budget Director

With Republican Senator John McCain announcing on the Senate floor that he would oppose Mulvaney, Cochran was seen as the potential 51st vote needed in the 100-member chamber for confirmation. Thursday was bittersweet for many of congress's most outspoken conservatives. In 2013, Mulvaney supported shutting down the government for over two weeks in a stalemate with Democrats over funding the affordable Care Act. Read More

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