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US Suspends Fast Approval Of H-1B Visas

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

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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Toddler killed in drive-by shooting on Chicago's West Side

The two were pronounced dead at area hospitals. She was wounded in the stomach, and was listed in fair condition. Police said the three victims were shot while sitting in a auto in the 2300-block of S. "My gut is telling me that when we finally find this guy, we're going to find that he's a repeat gun offender". At the time of the shooting, Breunna was filming the threesome's journey over Facebook Live, and she happened to catch the gunshots on camera. Read More

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Fugitive ex-Peruvian president not on flight to Israel

Some Peruvians have speculated that Toledo might have traveled to Israel, where his longtime friend, Israeli businessman Yosef Maiman, is believed to live. If captured, Toledo will be detained for up to 18 months as prosecutors prepare charges against him. A judge in Peru issued an worldwide arrest warrant for Former Peru president Alejandro Toledo Thursday. Read More

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Yale University college honouring slave advocate renamed for pioneering woman scientist

Yale University college honouring slave advocate renamed for pioneering woman scientist

Yale University announced plans today to rename Calhoun College in honor of alum Grace Murray Hopper . The college was named after former Vice President John Calhoun, a proponent of slavery. The vote by the Ivy League's trustees comes after years of debate and it overturns last April's decision to keep the name. Last year, Yale announced that it would keep the Calhoun name on the residential college, and that doing so was part of the commitment of the college to acknowledging and ... Read More

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Power cuts, airport chaos as storm hits northeast US

A group of women wearing their pajamas on a New York City sidewalk because it was "Pajama Day" at ABC's "The Chew" show were undeterred by the snow. In the face of winter storm warnings for southern New England, including Boston , New York City , and Philadelphia, more than 1,900 flights have preemptively been cancelled. Read More

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Hundreds of illegal immigrants arrested during ICE raids across the US

Hundreds of illegal immigrants arrested during ICE raids across the US

In a recent memo to UA students and employees, Hart said she opposed executive order banning entry to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, which has now been overturned, and indefinitely suspending the refugee program. That was in response to questions regarding the possible termination of DACA, which President Trump said on the campaign trail he would repeal. Immigration lawyer Brad Maze joined Stateside to talk about the executive order and the concerns it raises. Read More

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EU Migration Chief to Urge US to Maintain Ties

Kelly made his comments as arguments on whether to reinstate President Trump's travel restrictions loom this afternoon in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The 2016 presidential campaign was marred by the hacking and subsequent leaking of Democratic emails that USA intelligence agencies concluded were carried out by Russian Federation in order to help now-President Donald Trump , a Republican, win. Read More

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Patriots' Super Bowl win bodes ill for the stock market

But the Patriots, led by quarterback Tom Brady , fought back and somehow topped the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28, making New England's the greatest comeback in football history. "I can't wait to tell my kids about this", he said. His 33-yard field goal with 9:48 left then pulled the Patriots within two scores at 28-12. Kobe Bryant, a longtime nemesis of Pierce and the Celtics with the Los Angeles Lakers, even heaped praise on Brady. Read More

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Schumer: Gorsuch's Stance on Travel Ban Could Be 'Game Changer'

Schumer: Gorsuch's Stance on Travel Ban Could Be 'Game Changer'

Constitution that bars officeholders from accepting money from foreign powers. If Democrats refuse to support Gorsuch's nomination, Senate Republicans may try to change the rules and eliminate the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees. Following the meeting, Tester said he expressed concerns about Gorsuch's record on women's access to healthcare. Judge Merrick Garland was nominated by President Barack Obama to replace Scalia, but the Republican-led Senate never held confirmation hearings ... Read More

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Planned protests break out at NYU over conservative speaker's appearance

The protesters were seemingly unaware that McInnes is a libertarian, and has never been associated with neo-Nazism. McInnes was invited to speak by the NYU College Republicans. "Whose campus? Our campus", the protesters chanted. A group of angry protesters objected to Gavin McInnes speaking at NYU yesterday. Most recently, in December 2016, Gavin McInnes launched an informal group called the Proud Boys, an "anti racial guilt", anti-feminist organization. Read More

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Homemade Bomb Explodes At Pasadena Cheesecake Factory

Homemade Bomb Explodes At Pasadena Cheesecake Factory

People were tripping, falling.stuff going everywhere. "It was very chaotic". "The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Bomb squad responded to the scene and rendered the device safe. Gourdikian said the restaurant received no threats either before or after the explosion. No serious damage to the restaurant was visible inside the store on Friday morning. Read More

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French president: Louvre attack was of a

French president: Louvre attack was of a "terrorist nature"

Armed police have stormed the world famous Louvre art gallery in Paris this morning after a soldier on duty reportedly opened fire on a knifeman with a suitcase. The man launched his attack after he was told he could not enter the underground shopping centre beneath the Louvre with his bags. The interior ministry also said a second person was arrested in connection to the attack. Read More

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